George Washington Edwards

8 July 1834–18 September 1882 (Age 48)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Edwards was born on 8 July 1834, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Esaias Edwards, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 20. He married Electa Jane Lee on 22 April 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 September 1882, in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States.

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George Washington Edwards
Electa Jane Lee
Marriage: 22 April 1859
George Lee Edwards
John Lee Edwards
William Henry Lee Edwards
Esaias Francis Edwards
Colombus Lee Edwards
Eli Lee Edwards
Electa Jane Edwards
Hosea Stout Edwards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 5
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 14
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • George Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Geo. W. Edwards in entry for Francis Esais Edwards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • George W Edwards in household of Ezias Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"

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