John Edwards

17 January 1817–25 February 1886 (Age 69)
Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Edwards was born on 17 January 1817, in Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Owen Edwards, was 32 and his mother, Hester Davies, was 31. He married Margaret Roberts on 13 September 1839, in Llanrhaiadr, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1971. In 1853, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as coal miner and farmer. He died on 25 February 1886, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edwards
Margaret Roberts
Marriage: 13 September 1839
Mary Edwards
Catherine Anne "Ann" Edwards
David Edwards
Margaret Edwards
John Roberts Edwards
Joseph Edwards
Hyrum Edwards
Thomas Edwards
William John Edwards
Edward Edwards
Mary Jane Edwards

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  • Marriage
    13 September 1839Llanrhaiadr, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 8
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 19
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Sources (45)

    • John Edwards in entry for William Edwards, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
    • John Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • John Edwards in entry for Thomas Edwards, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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