Ephraim T. Edwards

Brief Life History of Ephraim T.

When Ephraim T. Edwards was born in 1842, in Michigantown, Adams, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry Holcomb Edwards, was 34 and his mother, Malinda Benefield, was 24. He married Julia A Merritt on 20 January 1867, in Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Miller Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died in 1918, in Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Scott Cemetery, Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Ephraim T. Edwards
Julia A Merritt
Marriage: 20 January 1867
John H Edwards
Effie Izora Edwards

Sources (15)

  • Ephraim Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ephraim T Edwards, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Ephrain T. Edwards, "BillionGraves Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1843: Clinton, Indiana, United States

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


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

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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