Jane Elizabeth Edwards

Brief Life History of Jane Elizabeth

When Jane Elizabeth Edwards was born on 8 January 1852, in Choctaw, Mississippi, United States, her father, Edward Dewitt Edwards Sr., was 48 and her mother, Lovisa "Lavicy" Knight, was 37. She married John Louis Burton on 27 February 1877, in Webster, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cadaretta, Webster, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Beat 3, Webster, Mississippi, United States for about 30 years. She died on 21 June 1933, in Choctaw, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Webster, Mississippi, United States.

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John Louis Burton
Jane Elizabeth Edwards
Marriage: 27 February 1877
Almine Maude Burton
Willis Edward Burton
Rosa Anna Elizabeth Burton
John Louis Burton II
Lucene Oscar Burton
Winfred Knight Burton

Sources (8)

  • Jane E Edwards in household of Lavicy Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie E. Edwards, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Jane Elizabeth Edwards Burton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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