Phillip Edwards

24 December 1833–14 January 1908 (Age 74)
Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Phillip

When Phillip Edwards was born on 24 December 1833, in Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Edwards, was 34 and his mother, Harriet Cheesman, was 31. He married Mary Ann Simmons on 19 February 1860, in Clayton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 14 January 1908, in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Edwards
Mary Ann Simmons
Marriage: 19 February 1860
Lucy Simmons Edwards
Ellen Edwards
Philip William Edwards
Mary Eliza Edwards
George Henry Edwards
Emma Miriam Edwards
John Oliver Edwards
Joseph Parley Edwards
Orson Daniel Edwards
Alice Matilda Edwards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1860Clayton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 105393;2007: 237595; 2010: 332423)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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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Simmons

    A summary of available histories compiled in 2010 by Debra Edwards Plane. On 28 October of 1834 or 1835, this baby was born to John and Martha Braysher Simmons in Clayton, Sussex County, England. …

    Sources (66)

    • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966 about Phillip Edwards Name: Phillip Edwards Gender: Male Age: 74 Birth Date: abt 1834 Death Date: 14 Jan 1908 Death County: Wasatch State File Number: 1908000247
    • Phillip Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Philip Edwards, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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