Solomon Edwards

Maleabout 1749–2 August 1809

Brief Life History of Solomon

When Solomon Edwards was born about 1749, in Culpeper, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, William Harrison Edwards, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Cramer, was 29. He married Judith Norris about 1765, in Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 2 August 1809, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 61.

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Solomon Edwards
Judith Norris
Marriage: about 1765
Jonathan Edwards
Repps Edwards
Martha Ann Edwards
Sara Edwards
Parthena Edwards
William T. Edwards
Isaac Edwards
Samuel Edwards

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  • Solomon Edwards, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Solomon Edwards, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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  • Marriage
    about 1765Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 26

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


    Age 27

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

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 32

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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