Amos A Edwards

Brief Life History of Amos A

When Amos A Edwards was born in 1826, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Lazena Edwards, was 25 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Boydston, was 24. He married Mary Elizabeth Stephenson on 5 August 1850, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ruddell Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Black River Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1870. He died in 1877, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 51.

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Amos A Edwards
Mary Elizabeth Stephenson
Marriage: 5 August 1850
Benjamin A Edwards
Sarah Ann Edwards
Taylor A Edwards

Sources (15)

  • Ames Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amos A Edwards, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Amos Edwards in entry for Caroline Cotham, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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