Anderson Doniphan Edwards

1811–1851 (Age 39)
Woodford, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Anderson Doniphan

When Anderson Doniphan Edwards was born on 24 July 1811, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. John Edwards Jr., was 33 and his mother, Narcissa Shipp, was 31. He married Serena Frances Sebree on 17 July 1842, in Clay, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 July 1851, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Anderson Doniphan Edwards
Serena Frances Sebree
Marriage: 17 July 1842
Eugene Francis Edwards
John S. Edwards
Cordelia F. Breckenridge
Margaret Doniphan Edwards

Spouse & Children

17 July 1842
Clay, Missouri, United States


  • Eugene Francis Edwards


  • John S. Edwards


  • Cordelia F. Breckenridge


  • Margaret Doniphan Edwards


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+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 D Edwards, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Mr Anderson D Edwards, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • A.D. Edwards in entry for John S. Edwards and Ophelia Gray, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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