Anderson Edwards

1808–1880 (Age 71)
Cannon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Anderson

When Anderson Edwards was born on 19 November 1808, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States, his father, Sanford Wigginton Edwards, was 21 and his mother, Mary Polly Tedford, was 24. He married Elizabeth Wilson on 22 April 1841. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Madison, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died about 1880, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72.

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Anderson Edwards
Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage: 22 April 1841
Fayette Wilson
James R. Edwards
Alonzo Edwards
Martha Jane Edwards
Sanford Edwards
Julia Ann Edwards
Harvey L. Edwards
Elizabeth Louise Edwards

Spouse & Children

  • Male1808–1880Male

  • Elizabeth Wilson


22 April 1841


+3 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Anderson Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anderson Edwards, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Anderson Edwards in entry for Harvey L. Edwards, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

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