Henry L. Edwards

1831–1888 (Age 57)
Springs, N.Y.

The Life of Henry L.

When Henry L. Edwards was born in 1831, his father, Isaac B Edwards, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Edwards, was 27. He lived in Gardiners Island, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1900 and East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1910. He died in 1888, at the age of 57.

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Henry L. Edwards
1831–1888
Mary Alma Bourne
1830–

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–1888Male

    Mary Alma Bourne

    Female1830–Female

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World Events (6)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry L Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry L Edwards, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Henry L Edwards in household of Isaac I Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"

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