Catherine Anne "Ann" Edwards

23 May 1844–19 February 1925 (Age 80)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine Anne "Ann"

When Catherine Anne "Ann" Edwards was born on 23 May 1844, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Edwards, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Roberts, was 21. She married Edward Williamson Nelson on 25 May 1859. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Judicial Township 8, Fresno, California, United States in 1910. She died on 19 February 1925, in Alameda, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Williamson Nelson
Catherine Anne "Ann" Edwards
Marriage: 25 May 1859
Edward Edwards Nelson
Ann Edwards Nelson
John Edward Nelson
Margaret Roberta Nelson
Katherine Nelson
Esther Ann Nelson
Isabel Nelson
Rhoda Nelson
David Robert Nelson
William Edwards Nelson
Owen E. Nelson
Thomas Edwards Nelson
Alexander Edwards Nelson
Helen Elaine Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 May 1859
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 3
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 22
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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 (36)

    • Ann Nelson in entry for Isabelle B Faithfull, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ann E Nelson in household of Edward Nelson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ann Edwards in entry for Wm. Nelson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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