Thomas Edwards

Male19 May 1797–24 February 1855

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Edwards was born on 19 May 1797, in Montgomery, Georgia, United States, his father, Neal Cullen Edwards Sr., was 27 and his mother, Elinor Gilstrap, was 25. He married Clarissa Hubbard in 1820, in Telfair, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Quincy, Gadsden, Florida, United States in 1830 and Gadsden, Florida, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 February 1855, in Chattahoochee, Gadsden, Florida, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Edwards Cemetery, Sawdust, Gadsden, Florida, United States.

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Thomas Edwards
Clarissa Hubbard
Marriage: 1820
Joseph H. Edwards
Augustus Edwards
Georgia Ann Edwards

Sources (5)

  • Thomas Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Edwards, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Edwards, "United States Census, 1840"

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  • Marriage
    1820Telfair, Georgia, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

    Age 6

    Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 22

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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