Josiah Edwards

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Edwards was born on 10 December 1739, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Edwards, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Norton, was 31. He died on 18 January 1824, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Maple Cemetery, Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Josiah Edwards
1739–1824
Mary Foster
1740–1799
Elisabeth Edwards
1772–
Elisha Edwards
1773–1854
Josiah Edwards
1774–1846
Mary Edwards
1777–
Amos Edwards
1778–1823

Sources (18)

  • Josiah Edwards, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89VP-5Q18?cc=2448940&wc=Q8RL-B2V%3A1589605372
  • Josiah Edwards, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1785

DLESEX COUNTY was incorporated by an act of the Legislature passed at the May session, 1785, and at that time consisted of six towns. Of these, Mifldletown, Chatham, Haddam, and East Haddam were taken from the county of Hartford, and Saybrook and Killingworth from New London coun

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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