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JOHN EDWARDS, SR.

Submitted by KAY WITHERS

 

1. JOHN11 EDWARDS, SR. (HADEN(HAYDEN)10, WILLIAM9, WILLIAM8, WILLIAM7, JOHN6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4, SIR THOMAS3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1)was born 1748 in STAFFORD CO. VA., and died 1833 in CAPE GIRARDEAU , MISSOURI. He married SUSANNA WROE Abt. 1768 in VIRGINIA, daughter of ORIGINAL WROE and JANE LYNE. She was born 01 May 1748 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VA., and died 1833 in BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

 

Notes for JOHN EDWARDS,SR.:

FIRST CLERK OF BOURBON COUNTY COURT. ONE OF THE FIRST U.S. SENATORS FROM KENTUCKY.

AS EARLY AS 1781 IN THE FIRST ORDER BOOK OF LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JOHN WAS RECOMMENDED AS ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE PEACE OF THAT COUNTY. UNDER DATE OF MAY COURT, 1783, LINCOLN COUNTY, IS RECORDED THE FOLLOWING: "BE IT ORDERED THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS BE RECOMMENDED TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA TO BE APPOINTED OFFICERS OF THE MILITIA OF THIS COUNTY, TO WIT: JOHN LOGAN, ESQ. COLONEL OF 1ST BATTALION, JOHN EDWARDS, ESQ., LT COLONEL, AND GEORGE ADAMS AS MAYOR.

THE NATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING; "JOHN EDWARDS IN 1780 REMOVED TO THAT PORTION OF VIRGINIA WHICH WAS SHORTLY AFTERWARDS FORMED INTO THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. HE REPRESENTED FAYETTE COUNTY IN THE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE IN 1781, '82.'83, '85, IN THE LAST YEAR BEING ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS WHO SELECTED FRANKFORT AS THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. HE WAS A DELEGATE AT THE CONVENTIONS OF 1785. 1787. AND 1788, AND ASSISTED IN SETTLING THE BOUNDARY OF THE STATE AND IN FORMING ITS CONSTITUTION, AND IN 1792 WAS ELECTED TO THE CONVENTION WHICH RATIFIED THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. HE WAS THE FIRST UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM KENTUCKY 1792 TO 1795. IN THE LATTER YEAR HE WAS AGAIN ELECTED TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND CONTINUED TO SERVE IN THAT BODY FROM 1796 TO 1800 WHEN HE RETIRED TO PRIVATE LIFE."

 

HE HAD STORES IN PARIS AND WASHINGTON, KENTUCKY AS WELL AS NUMEROUS FARMS TO OCCUPY HIS TIME. AT WESTWOOD THERE WERE VAST ORCHARDS AND VINEYARDS. HE WAS ONE OF FEW WHO PRODUCED A WINE IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY. HE ALSO OPERATED SEVERAL GRIST MILLS.

 

BETWEEN THE YEARS BEGINNING WITH APRIL 4, 1803 UNTIL AUGUST 22, 1807 JOHN WAS A MASTER MASON IN THE ABRAHAM LODGE NO. 8 F & AM IN LOUISVILLE. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT HE EVER HELD AN OFFICE. [ INFO FROM THE ROSTERS OF MEMBERS]

 

SOMETIME BEFORE 1800 EDWARDS LEFT THE FAMILY HOME AND TOOK UP RESIDENCE AT DUNCAN TAVERN IN PARIS FOR REASONS UNKNOWN. LATER HE WAS SUED FOR NOT PAYING HIS BILL THERE.

 

IN MARCH 1800 COLONEL JOHN EDWARDS MADE A DEED OF TRUST TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, AND SEEMS TO HAVE LEFT BOURBON COUNTY, AND IT IS PROBABLE THAT HE DIED IN MISSOURI. (NOTE MO. WILL INCLUDED) HIS FIRST HOME AFTER BOURBON COUNTY WAS IN WASHINGTON, KENTUCKY WHICH WAS THE COUNTY SEAT OF MASON COUNTY. HE OPERATED A STORE NEAR SIMON KENTON AND HAD MILLS IN THE COUNTY AS WELL. HE ALSO OWNED PROPERTY ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER IN ADAMS COUNTY. HE LATER MOVED TO SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO THEN TO GREENUP COUNTY, KENTUCKY BEFORE FINALLY SETTLING CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.

 

DEED BOOK E. PG. 373-- INDENTURE MADE THIS TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MARCH YEAR 1800 BETWEEN JOHN EDWARDS, ESQUIRE, OF THE COUNTY OF BOURBON, STATE OF KENTUCKY OF THE FIRST PART, AMOS EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS, JR. AND JAMES HUTCHISON OF COUNTY AND STATE AFORESAID OF SECOND PART, SUSANNAH EDWARDS, WIFE OF SAID JOHN EDWARDS, ESQUIRE, OF THE THIRD PART, AND SUSANNAH REEDER, WIDOW, POLLY EDWARDS, NANCY EDWARDS, GUSTAVUS ERIXON EDWARDS AND BENJAMIN EDWARDS, CHILDREN OF THE SAID JOHN EDWARDS , ESQUIRE AND WIFE SUSANNAH OF THE FOURTH PART, WITNESSETH THAT IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUM OF FIVE SHILLINGS LAWFUL MONEY OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY PAID BY SAID AMOS EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS, JR. AND JAMES HUTCHINSON, AND CONSIDERATION OF LOVE AND AFFECTION WHICH THE SAID JOHN EDWARDS HATH FOR THE SAID SUSANNAH AND OTHERS NAMED AND FOR THE SUPPORT AND SEPARATE MAINTENANCE OF SAID SUSANNAH AND SAID CHILDREN AND FOR SETTLING AND ASSURING THE LANDS, TENEMENTS AND NEGROES HEREIN NAMED UNTO USES DECLARED, HE THE SAID JOHN EDWARDS, ESQUIRE GRANTS AND CONFIRMS UNTO THE SAID AMOS EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS, JR. AND JAMES HUTCHISON ALL THAT TRACT CALLED 'WESTWOOD' LYING IN BOURBON, ALONG WITH THE NEGROES, SAID SUSANNAH DURING HER LIFE TO RECEIVE RENTS AND PROFITS AND PRODUCT OF THE LABOUR OF SAID NEGROES FOR HER SUPPORT AND SUPPORT AND EDUCATION OF HER CHILDREN, AND AFTER HER DEATH THEN TO SUSANNAH REEDER, POLLY EDWARDS, NANCY EDWARDS, GUSTAVUS ERIXON EDWARDS AND BENJAMIN EDWARDS, PROPERTY TO REMAIN FOR PURPOSE AFORESAID UPON THE TRUSTS AFORESAID.

SIGNED:

JOHN EDWARDS, JR.

AMOS EDWARDS

JOHN EDWARDS

JAMES HUTCHISON

WT: ASA BEALL, JANE BEALL, PENELOPE ASHMORE, HANNA MECRA, JESSE WILLIAMS

 

HRS. OF JOHN EDWARDS,SR. DEED- DEED BK. 33, PG.72- DATED AUG 14, 1834.

WHEREAS JOHN EDWARDS, SR, BY DEED DATED MARCH 28TH 1800 CONVEYED TO AMOS EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS,JR. AND JAMES HUTCHISON A TRACT CALLED WESTWOOD CONTAINING 400 ACRES LOCATED ON COOPERS RUN IN BOURBON COUNTY, ALSO NEGROES, TO BE ATTACHED TO SAID LAND, TO BE HELD IN TRUST FOR USE OF SUSANNA EDWARDS, WIFE OF JOHN EDWARDS ,SR. DURING HER LIFE AND THEN FOR THE USE OF SUSANNA REEDER. POLLY EDWARDS, NANCY EDWARDS, GUSTAVUS EDWARDS, AND BENJAMIN EDWARDS TO BE DIVIDED BETWEEN THEM, AND WHEREAS SAID SUSANNA EDWARDS IS DEAD, AND SAID SUSANNA REEDER INTERMARRIED WITH THOMAS PHILLIPS AND POLLY EDWARDS WITH GEORGE BROWN AND NANCY EDWARDS WITH WILLIAM HUTCHISON, NOW DECEASED, AND GUSTAVUS ERIXON EDWARDS HAS MADE A TRANSFER OF HIS INTEREST TO SAID THOMAS PHILLIPS, AND SAID BENJAMIN EDWARDS TO AMOS EDWARDS, WHO IS DECEASED, AND IS REPRESENTED BY HIS SON MONROE EDWARDS HIS ADMINISTRATOR, NOW THE SAID THOMAS PHILLIPS, GEORGE BROWN, NANCY HUTCHISON AND MONROE EDWARDS, AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR HIS FATHER, DO ACKNOWLEDGE THEY HAVE RECEIVED FROM THE SAID TRUSTEES OF THEIR SAID FATHER, JOHN EDWARDS, SR. SAID WESTWOOD FARM, TOGETHER WITH THE NEGROES AND THEIR INCREASE. RECORDED AUGUST 14, 1834.

 

JOHN EDWARDS, SR HEIRS-DEED- DEED BK. E. PG 71--RECORDED AUGUST 14, 1834.

THOMAS PHILLIPS, GEORGE BROWN AND NANCY HUTCHISON IN CONSIDERATION OF A BILL OF SALE, RELEASE THEIR UNDIVIDED INTEREST UNTO BENJAMIN EDWARDS , IN SOME SLAVES, BEING A PART OF THE SLAVES CONVEYED BY JOHN EDWARDS, SR. TO HIS TRUSTEES FOR THE USE OF SAID CHILDREN, ETC.

 

JOHN EDWARDS FROM NANCY HUTCHISON -DEED- DATED DEC 5, 1833--DEED BOOK 32, PG 244. INDENTURE BETWEEN NANCY HUTCHISON , LATE NANCY EDWARDS A CHILD OF JOHN EDWARDS, SR. OF COUNTY OF BOURBON, STATE OF KENTUCKY OF THE FIRST PART AND JOHN EDWARDS, JR. OF SECOND PART, IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUM OF $1787.50 SELLS TO PARTY OF SECOND PART ALL HER INTEREST IN TRACT CALLED WESTWOOD, IT BEING 1/5 INTEREST.

 

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BEFORE MOVING TO KENTUCKY, JOHN BECAME KNOWN FOR HIS PRO-SLAVERY BELIEFS. ALSO BEFORE MOVING TO KENTUCKY THERE WERE BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN JOHN EDWARDS AND SEVERAL OF HIS BROTHERS-IN--LAW. THE RECORDS OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

"KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I RICHARD WROE AND BENJAMIN WROE OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY HAVE BARGAINED AND SOLD UNTO JOHN EDWARDS OF LINCOLN COUNTY (KENTUCKY), OUR RIGHTS, TITLES TO A NEGRO GIRL NAMED ROSELAND, BY THE LAST WILL OF OUR FATHER , TO THE CHILDREN RETURN TO US WITH THE FOLLOWING EXECUTORS, WILLIAM WROE AND THOMAS WROE. WE SEE AND CONVEY OUR RIGHTS OF THE VALUE OF 25 POUNDS RECEIVED AND VEST HIM THE SAID JOHN EDWARDS, WITH THE POWER AND AUTHORITY WE HAVE TO MANAGE AND DIRECT THE SAID NEGRO AND AS OUR BROTHER, WILLIAM WROE, IS DECEASED IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THERE IS THREE OR FOUR PARTS TO THE SAID NEGRO GIRL, IF ONLY THREE THEN SAID EDWARDS IS TO MAKE UP OUR PORTION OVER AND ABOVE HALF, AS WITNESS OUR HANDS AND SEAL THIS 3RD DAY OF DECEMBER 1783. RICHARD WROE AND BENJAMIN WROE. "

TEST. CARTY WELLS AND WILLIAM WROE AT A COURT HELD FOR PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY THIS 1ST DAY OF MARCH 1784. THIS BILL OF SALE FROM RICHARD WROE AND BENJAMIN WROE TO JOHN EDWARDS WAS PROVED BY THE OATHES OF THE WITNESSES AND ORDERED TO BE RECORDED.

 

ON JULY 15, 1799, IN THE WASHINGTON DISTRICT COURT OF BOURBON COUNTY , JOHN EDWARDS SOLD TO JESSE WILLIAMS, "......ONE MOLATTO WOMAN OR GIRL NAMED PRECILLER THAT I PURCHASED OF WM STAMPS....."

JUST SEVEN DAYS LATER, ON JULY 22, 1799, JESSE WILLIAMS FILED A DEED OF EMANCIPATION IN WHICH IT IS STATED:

"....FOR SECURITY PAYMENT OF FORTY POUNDS TO ME GIVEN BY MY SALVE GIRL SOMETIMES KNOWN BY THE NAME OF PRECILLER JOHNSON AND FOR DIVERS GOOD CAUSES AND CONSIDERATIONS HEREUNTO MOVING HAVE MANUMITTED EMANCIPATED AND SET FREE MY MOLATTO GIRL OR WOMAN SLAVE( SEVERAL UNREADABLE WORDS) TWENTY-TWO YEARS (BELIEVED TO BE HER AGE) PURCHASED OF COL. JOHN EDWARDS... FOR MYSELF MY HEIRS EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS RELEASE AND FOREVER QUIT CLAIM TO THE SAID SLAVE GIRL (OF ALL) MANNER OF SLAVERY SERVITUDE AND SERVICE WHATSOEVER TOGETHER WITH ALL THE CHILDREN THAT MAY BE HEREAFTER BORN OF (HER) AND THEY TO INJOY ALL RIGHTS OF FREE PERSONS AGREEABLE TO ( THE LAWS) OF SAID STATE......

( IT IS NOTED THAT, AT THAT TIME, AN ABLE-BODIED 22 YEAR OLD FEMALE SLAVE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE BEEN EXPECTED TO BRING MANY TIMES THE AMOUNT "PRECILLER" PAID FOR HER FREEDOM.)

SIGNIFICANTLY, BOTH OF THE ABOVE TRANSACTIONS WERE CERTIFIED AND RECORDED BY THE COURT CLERK , JOHN CHAMBERS, ON THE SAME DAY, JULY 23. 1799.

IT SEEMS QUITE CLEAR THAT, AS A RECOGNIZED LEADER OF THE PRO-SLAVERY FACTION IN KENTUCKY, EDWARDS COULD NOT SIMPLY GIVE PRECILLER HER FREEDOM. HE COULD, HOWEVER, SELL HER TO JESSE WILLIAMS AND JESSE COULD EMANCIPATE HER, ACCEPTING AS SMALL A SECURITY PAYMENT AS HE WISHED.

IN 1800 AFTER ENTRUSTING WESTWOOD AND THE SLAVES LIVING THERE TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN , JOHN BEGAN A NEW CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE.

 

AT ONE TIME HE OWNED VAST ACREAGE IN KENTUCKY THAT HE HAD RECEIVED FOR HIS MILITIA TIME. FOR SOME REASON HE BECAME INDEBTED TO HIS FATHER FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS. HAYDEN HAD EVIDENTLY BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL IN GETTING HIS MONEY SO IN HIS WILL HE STATED THAT THE LOAN HAD TO BE REPAID OR JOHN WOULD BE DISINHERITED. IT WAS NOT.

THERE FOLLOWED MANY SUITS AGAINST EDWARDS FOR UNPAID BILLS. NOTICES APPEARED IN SEVERAL LOCAL PAPERS. JOHN OFFERED FOR SALE NUMEROUS PIECES OF PROPERTY INCLUDING WESTWOOD TO TRY TO PAY HIS DEBTS.

 

BETWEEN THE TIME OF 1800 AND 1803 WHEN HAYDEN DIED, JOHN SOLD A GREAT DEAL OF HIS LAND. SOMETIME BETWEEN THE YEARS 1800 AND 1804 HE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. HIS SONS HAYDEN AND JOHN, JR. WERE APPOINTED BY THE KENTUCKY COURTS TO OVERSEE THE SETTLEMENT OF THIS PROCEDURE.

KENTUCKY GAZETTE NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1801 PLACED BY JOHN EDWARDS, SR.

"GREAT BARGAINS WILL BE SOLD BY THE SUBSCRIBER, AND IN A GREATER PART EXTENSIVE CREDITS WILL BE GIVEN IN ANNUAL PAYMENTS, THE PURCHASER GIVING GOOD BOND AND SECURITY. THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY WILL SELL FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, [TO WIT:]

EIGHT VALUABLE BUILDINGS, AND THE LOTS OF GROUND THEY ARE ON IN PARIS. THEY BEGIN AT THE MAIN CORNER STREET FACING THE COURT HOUSE, AND RUNNING PARALLEL WITH THE PUBLIC GROUND ONE HUNDRED FEET. THE FIRST A LARGE TWO STORY FRAME BUILDING IN WHICH THERE IS A LARGE WELL FINISHED STORE HOUSE AND COUNTING ROOM, BOTH LARGE FIREPLACES OF BRICK; THE OTHER PART WELL CALCULATED FOR A TAVERN SIX WELL FINISHED ROOMS PLASTERED AND FOUR LARGE FIREPLACES; ANOTHER ROOM, THIRTY-SIX FEET BY TWENTY AND TWO FIRE PLACES AND WITHIN FIVE FEET OF THE BACK DOOR, A BRICK LODGING ROOM AND A KITCHEN ADJOINING. THE BALANCE OF THE BUILDING OF BRICK TWO STORIES HIGH WITH FOUR HOUSES TWENTY FEET SQUARE RENTED OUT TO DIFFERENT FAMILIES. CONVENIENT TO THOSE ARE TWO SMALL KITCHENS. THERE IS A STABLE AND SMALL GARDEN FOR THE USE OF THE LARGE BUILDING. I HAVE ALSO NINE ACRES OF LOTS IN EXCELLENT ORDER FOR CULTIVATION. THOSE BUILDINGS WERE FIRST VALUED BY A NUMBER OF WORKMEN AT EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND SEVERAL USEFUL ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THEM SINCE. I WILL NOW GIVE THEM EXTREMELY LOW, AND GIVE THEM CLEAR OF INCUMBRANCE.

ANOTHER PROPERTY I HAVE IN MASON COUNTY ONE MILE AND THREE QUARTERS FROM LIMESTONE TOW VALUABLE OVENSHOT MILLS IN AS HIGH CREDIT FOR MANUFACTURING FLOUR AS ANY IN THE STATE, AND ARE NOW REPAIRING AND ALMOST DONE, SO AS TO START IN COMPLEAT ORDER WHEN THE SEASON FOR GRINDING COMMENCES, WITH THE BEST BURR AND ALLEGANY STONES, ROLLING SCREENS, ETC. THOSE MILLS IN THE SEASON FOR GRINDING CAN MAKE FORTY BARRELS OF FLOUR EVERY DAY THAT THEY ARE WORKED AND ANY PERSON INCLINING TO PURCHASE CAN BE INFORMED THAT THE QUALITY OF THE FLOUR IS SUPERIOR TO ANY THAT HAS BEEN BOATED FROM LIMESTONE. WITH THOSE I WILL SELL A VALUABLE NEGRO MAN, A GOOD MILLER, THE PLANTATION OF 140 ACRES, 100 APPLE TREES, OF FRUIT EQUAL TO ANY IN THE STATE, A FINE CLOVER AND BLUE GRASS PASTURE AND MEADOW, A SMALL DWELLING HOUSE AND FARM, WITH OTHER OUT HOUSES, CHERRY AND PEACH ORCHARD, THE TITLE INDISPUTABLE AND I WILL GIVE IT CLEAR OF ALL INCUMBRANCE. FOR THIS PROPERTY I HAVE IN TWO YEARS PAID NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS. I HAVE ALSO FOR SALE 700 ACRES OF MILITARY LAND , FOURTEEN MILES FROM WASHINGTON, NORTHWEST OF THE OHIO RIVER, WITH A PROMISING SALT LICK, SUPPOSED TO HAVE SALTWATER, A SMALL TRIAL HAS BEEN MADE AND SOME SALT MADE BY A MR. [SHERRY?]

I HAVE ALSO TWO SMALL PLANTATIONS IN BOURBON THAT I WILL SELL. THEY ARE MOSTLY FIRST RATE LAND. I HAVE PATENTS FOR LANDS NEAR MONTGOMERY COURT HOUSE OF THE FIRST QUALITY EIGHT THOUSAND ACRES THE HALF OF WHICH I WILL SELL ONE THIRD ITS VALUE; THE PURCHASER MAY HAVE HIS CHOICE, PATENTED 17 YEARS AGO; ENTRIES VERY SPECIAL. ALSO THE HALF OF 600 ACRES OF FIRST QUALITY, THREE MILES FROM FLEMING COURT HOUSE; OLD PATENTS AND SPECIAL ENTRIES ON THE [...?....] TERMS.

I HAVE ALSO ONE THOUSAND ACRES FOR SALE ADJOINING LOWER MACKAFEE S TRACT, LEVEL BUT OF INFERIOR QUALITY. FOR THIS I WILL TAKE A GOOD HORSE AT [ ? ] PER ACRE, THE TITLE UNDOUBTED. I HAVE ALSO FOR SALE ABOUT 300 ACRES ON CEDAR CREEK OF FLOYDS FORK, WITH A NEVER FAILING SPRING ON IT, A PART RICH LAND AND A PART INDIFFERENT, WITHIN SIX MILES OF MANN LICK. THIS HAS EXCELLENT RANGE AND TIMBER. FOR THIS I WILL TAKE GOOD SALT AT 100 PER ACRE, IF CASH 900 PER ACRE. I HAVE ALSO FOR SALE, SIX HUNDRED ACRES, PATENTED LAND ON CLOVER LICK, EIGHT MILES FROM CRAB ORCHARD. THIS I WLL TAKE 30 PER ACRE FOR IN CASH OR AT 60 IN HORSES. IF IT WILL BE AN ACCOMMODATION TO THOSE WHO MAY INCLINE TO PURCHASE THE MILLS. I WILL GIVE IN AN EXCELLENT HOUSE WOMAN NOW LIVING IN LEXINGTON. I WILL ALSO SELL A GOOD STOCK OF HOGS, CATTLE, MARES AND COLTS, WITH THE MILLS. I WILL GIVE SUCH EXCELLENT BARGAINS IN ALL OR ANY OF THE AFORESAID PROPERTY, AND ANY PERSON INCLINABLE TO PURCHASE MAY BE WELL ACCOMMODATED. THE MILLS WILL BE DELIVERED UP THE TENTH OF MARCH NEXT, OR SOONER REQUIRED, ON A LITTLE MORE ADVANCE THEY SHALL BE GIVEN UP . MONEY, GOOD MERCHANDISE, NEGROES, AND HORSES WILL BE TAKEN AS INSTALLMENTS, AS WILL BEST SUIT THE PURCHASER.

APPLICATIONS TO MY SON JOHN EDWARDS, JR. IN BOURBON OR TO MR. DAVID BRODRICK, IN WASHINGTON OR MR. ENOCH SMITH, NEAR MONTGOMERY COURT HOUSE OR JAMES BROWN, ESQ. IN LEXINGTON, FOR INFORMATION AND CONTRACTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPERTY, OR TO THE SUBSCRIBER, EITHER IN BOURBON OR WASHINGTON MAY BE MADE. ANY OF MY CREDITORS CHOOSING TO PURCHASE SHALL HAVE ON THE LOWEST TERMS AS I AM DETERMINED TO SELL. I WILL SELL 100 BARRELS OF FLOUR ALL TO BE DELIVERED BEFORE THE 15TH OF MARCH NEXT. AND I HAVE ALSO ONE OTHER PLANTATION FOR SALE NEAR WARWICK, 233 ACRES CLEARED AND THE TITLE SECURE. ANY PERSON PURCHASING THE MILLS I WILL FURNISH WITH WHEAT AT CASH PRICE, AND WILL IF EMPLOYED, ENGATE TO CLEAR THEM IN THE SALES OF FLOUR THIS SEASON, 2500 OR 3000 DOLLARS.

JOHN EDWARDS, SEN. 14 SEPTEMBER, 1801

 

MASON COUNTY COURT RECORDS 421 [SIC] 4 Dec. 1802. JOHN EDWARDS OF MASON COUNTY SETS HIS SLAVE, WINNE JASON, A MULATTO GIRL, FREE FOREVER. CLERK WILLIAM MURPHY

 

MASON COUNTY DEED BOOK A-C, PAGE 45, DATED APRIL 18, 1803

BETWEEN JOHN EDWARDS, SR, OF BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, OF THE FIRST PART, AND WILLIAM LAMB OF MASON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ASA BEALLE OF MASON COUNTY, HADEN EDWARDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, AND JOHN FRISTOE OF MASON COUNTY, AND JOHN EDWARDS, JR., OF BOURBON COUNTY, OF THE SECOND PART, AND DAVIED DAVIS, JACOB SPEARS, DAMOVEL TALBOT, DANIEL VERTNER, HADEN EDWARDS, SR., AND JOHN EDWARDS, JR., JAMES HUTCHISON, JAMES CARTER,.......?...... BROOKS, CHARLES SPEARS, WILLIAM CHESSMAN, GEORGE AND EDWARD THOMPSON, THOMAS HOCHELEY, SAMUEL AND DANIEL TEBBS AND SIMON WEST, OF THE THIRD PART..........THAT JOHN EDWARDS, SR., FOR DIVERS AND GOOD CAUSES HEREUNTO MOVING AND MORE PARTICULARLY IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUM OF 5 SHILLINGS....DOTH BY THESE PRESENTS CONVEY TO WILLIAM LAMB, ASA BEALLE, HADEN EDWARDS, JR., JOHN FRISTOE AND JOHN EDWARDS....ALL THE LAND TENEMENTS AND HEREDITAMENTS WHATSOEVER SITUATED EITHER IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY OR MILITARY LAND IN THE STATE OF OHIO....THEY TO SELL LAND FOR DEBTS OF JOHN EDWARDS, SR., DUE THE PARTIES OF THE THIRD PART.

 

JOHN EDWARDS AND PRISCILLA JOHNSON

IT IS UNCLEAR EXACTLY WHERE JOHN AND PRISCILLA WERE LIVING DURING THIS TIME. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE MASON COUNTY OR GREENUP COUNTY AREAS OF KENTUCKY. PRISCILLA MAY HAVE WORKED FOR OTHER PEOPLE DURING THIS TIME. SHE MAY HAVE HAD TO CROSS THE RIVER INTO OHIO BECAUSE MANY SLAVES WERE FORCED TO LEAVE ONCE THEY WERE FREED.

IN ANY CASE, THE CHILDREN BEGAN TO ARRIVE . JOSEPH, JOHN, SALLY, MARY AND JANE WERE ALL MENTIONED IN PRISCILLA'S 1838 PERRY COUNTY, MO. WILL. IN SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO PRISCILLA REGISTERED HERSELF AT THE COURTHOUSE AS A FREED MULATTO ALONG WITH THREE DAUGHTERS; NELLY, HARRIET AND PERNEALY. A NEIGHBOR IN CAPE GIRARDEAU MENTIONED BY NAME LOU AND ASA.

AS EARLY AS 1817 PRISCILLA AND JOHN BEGAN ACQUIRING PROPERTY IN THE CAPE GIRARDEAU/ PERRY COUNTY AREAS OF MISSOURI. SOMETIMES SHE WAS REFERRED TO AS A 'HOUSEKEEPER' OR 'LANDLADY' OF JOHN.

THE INDEX OF PURCHASERS OF THE UNITED STATES LAND SALES OFFICE IN MISSOURI SHOWS THAT PRISCILLA JOHNSON PURCHASED LAND AT THE LEXINGTON LAND OFFICE IN THE TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1826; JOHN EDWARDS PURCHASED LAND AT THE SAME LAND OFFICE IN THE TERM OF MARCH 15, 1827.

AT THE LEXINGTON, MISSOURI LAND OFFICE, PRISCILLA PURCHASED MORE LAND IN THE TERM BEGINNING JANUARY1, 1834.

 

IT IS UNCLEAR WHERE HE ACQUIRED THE FUNDS FOR THEM TO START PURCHASING PROPERTY IN MISSOURI AFTER FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY. IT IS APPARENT THAT AT HIS DEATH HE WAS AGAIN SOLVENT.

BOTH HIS PERSONAL AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME AFTER 1800 UNTIL HIS DEATH CONTINUE TO PUZZLE DESCENDANTS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH SOME OF HIS LEGITIMATE CHILDREN AND THAT JOHN AND JANE TRAVELED TO MISSOURI TO SETTLE HIS ESTATE.

 

EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT HE LEFT HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, THE RELATIONSHIP WHICH CERTAINLY APPEARS TO HAVE EXISTED BETWEEN JOHN AND PRECILLER JOHNSON, WAS NOT AN ESPECIALLY UNUSUAL ONE. IT IS THE PRO-SLAVERY POSITION THAT JOHN HELD THAT SURPRISES ONE.

 

FOOT NOTE FOR THE WROE INFORMATION:

THE WROE AND CHANCELLOR FAMILIES BY WILLIAM CLARKE WROE, JR. FROM THE REGISTERED COPY NUMBER 131. PRINTED MARCH 1993

 

THE RUMOR THAT THE SENATOR WAS BURIED ON THE FAMILY FARM IS JUST THAT, A RUMOR. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHERE HE IS BURIED.

 

More About JOHN EDWARDS,SR.:

Fact 1: 1787, WAS PAID 1248 POUNDS OF TOBACCO FOR THE JOB OF CLERK OF COURT OF BOURBON CO.

Fact 2: 1800, MEMBER OF COOPER'S RUN BAPTIST CHURCH, BOURBON CO.

Notes for SUSANNA WROE:

ON THE 1810 CENSUS SUSANNA IS LISTED AS THE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD WITH AN OLDER LADY, TWO MALES BETWEEN 16 AND 45 AND 9 SLAVES LIVING ON THE PROPERTY WITH HER.

More About SUSANNA WROE:

Fact 1: OF DISTINGUISHED VA. ANCESTRY

Fact 2: 1790, MEMBER BY BAPTISM OF COOPER'S RUN BAPTISH CHURCH

More About JOHN EDWARDS and SUSANNA WROE:

Marriage: Abt. 1768, VIRGINIA

 

Children of JOHN EDWARDS and SUSANNA WROE are:

i. GEORGE12 EDWARDS.

ii. JANE EDWARDS, m. ASA BEALLE, 14 May 1799, TODD COUNTY, KY.????.

More About ASA BEALLE and JANE EDWARDS:

Marriage: 14 May 1799, TODD COUNTY, KY.????

iii. POLLY EDWARDS., m. GEORGE BROWNE, 25 Sep 1805.

More About GEORGE BROWNE and POLLY EDWARDS.:

Marriage: 25 Sep 1805

iv. WROE EDWARDS..

Notes for WROE EDWARDS.:

NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT WROE, BUT IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT SINCE BENJAMIN HAS THE MIDDLE INITIAL 'W', THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.

v. ELIZABETH EDWARDS, b. Abt. 1769; d. 1824, BOURBON COUNTY, KY; m. JAMES HUTCHINSON, 08 May 1784, LINCOLN COUNTY, KY. [BOND]; d. 1835, BOURBON COUNTY, KY.

Notes for JAMES HUTCHINSON:

THE CHILDREN LISTED ARE FROM A BIBLE RECORD AT ONE TIME IN POSSESSION OF JOHN JAMESON OF PARIS, KENTUCKY AND THEN COPIES BY LOUISE BROWNE.

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH EDWARDS and JAMES HUTCHINSON:

THE CONSENT OF THE HON. JOHN EDWARDS IS FILED WITH HIS DAUGHTER'S MARRIAGE BOND AS SHE WAS UNDER AGE.

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Marriage: 08 May 1784, LINCOLN COUNTY, KY. [BOND]

vi. HADEN EDWARDS, b. 12 Aug 1771, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.; d. 14 Aug 1849, NACOGDOCHES, TX; m. SUSANNAH BEALL; b. 10 Apr 1774, MARYLAND; d. 06 Apr 1849, NACOGDOCHES, TX.

Notes for HADEN EDWARDS:

"HAYDEN EDWARDS MARRIED SUSANNAH BEALL OF MARYLAND. SOMEWHERE AROUND 1820 THEY MOVED NEAR JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, WHERE HE AND HIS BROTHER BENJAMIN ACQUIRED A PLANTATION. HADEN AND SUSANNAH OVER THE COURSE OF TIME HAD 13 CHILDREN. SOMETIME AFTER HEARING THE NEWS REGARDING ANGLO COLONIZATION IN TEXAS, HADEN TRAVELED TO MEXICO CITY WHERE HE JOINED FORCES WITH STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, AMONG OTHERS, IN A 3 YEAR ATTEMPT TO PERSUADE VARIOUS MEXICAN GOVERNMENTS TO ALLOW AMERICANS TO SETTLE IN TEXAS.

HADEN EDWARDS WAS VERY WEALTHY AND HELPED FINANCE AUSTIN. THROUGH THEIR EFFORTS, LAWS WERE PASSED WHICH ALLOWED EMPESARIOS TO INTRODUCE SETTLERS TO TEXAS. UNFORTUNATELY, OUR HADEN'S LOSSES FAR OUTWEIGHED ANY GAINS. AUSTIN CLAIMED THE BETTER LANDS AND PUSHED BOUNDARIES AS FAR AS HE COULD IN EVERY DIRECTION AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OTHER EMPESARIOS.

HADEN RECEIVED A GRANT NEAR NACOGDOCHES, TX, AND AGREED TO HONOR PRE-EXISTING GRANTS AND CLAIMS MADE BY SPANISH AND MEXICAN OFFICIALS. MUCH TO HIS DISMAY, HADEN HAD THE MOST OF THESE CLAIMS. SOME OF THE CLAIMS WERE OVER 100 YEARS OLD, BOUNDARIES WERE UNCLEAR, LEGAL DOCUMENTS WERE MISSING, ETC. IN 1825, NOTICES WERE POSTED BY HADEN, INFORMING ALL POTENTIAL CLAIMANTS THEY MUST OFFER PROOF OF THEIR CLAIMS OR THE LAND BELONGED TO THE EMPESARIO.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, ANGER AND FEAR AMONG THE OLD SETTLERS RESULTED. ON TOP OF THIS HADEN INVOLVED HIMSELF IN A POLITICAL DISPUTE WHICH ONLY INFLAMED THE ALREADY VOLATILE MOOD.

AFTER A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM THE OLD SETTLERS, THE LOCAL MILITIA AND MEXICAN GOVERNMENT WERE CALLED UPON. AT A TIME WHEN HADEN WAS AWAY FROM TEXAS ON BUSINESS, BENJAMIN, WHO LACKED DIPLOMACY, TOOK CHARGE OF THIS FRAGILE SITUATION.

BENJAMIN TRIED TO BULLY THE MEXICANS, THUS THE EDWARDS GRANT WAS RESCINDED. HADEN LOST HIS INVESTMENT OF OVER $50,000, THE NEW SETTLERS' CLAIMS WERE FORFEITED, ETC. THUS, "THE FREDONIAN REBELLION."

THE UNREST RESULTED IN AN UPRISING AND THE MEXICAN AUTHORITIES DISPATCHED TROOPS. BENJAMIN EDWARDS AND MARTIN PARMER RECRUITED THE AYISH BAYOU MILITIA, ARTICLES ESTABLISHED THE FREDONIA REPUBLIC WITH HADEN AS LEADER WERE SIGNED AND AN ALLIANCE WAS MADE WITH CHEROKEE INDIANS WHO ALSO HAD GRIEVANCES AGAINST THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT. THE FREDONIANS DISPERSED BEFORE ANY BATTLE TOOK PLACE. HADEN AND BENJAMIN FLED TO LOUISIANA FOR SAFETY.

HADEN RETURNED TO TEXAS DURING THE TEXAS REVOLUTION AND MADE HIS HOME IN NACOGDOCHES UNTIL HIS DEATH AUGUST 14.1849. HE WAS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM AND LOOKED UPON AS A GREAT LEADER. HIS GRANDSON, PEYTON FORBES EDWARDS, WHO SERVED IN THE CONFEDERATE TEXAS CALVARY AND LATER BECAME A RATHER PROMINENT POLITICIAN IN NACOGDOCHES COUNTY WAS CALLED "THE RED ROOSTER OF NACOGDOCHES," ANOTHER INTERESTING EDWARDS ANCESTOR.

NEEDLESS TO SAY AFTER THE EVENTS OUTLINED ABOVE INVOLVING HADEN AND BENJAMIN, THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT BECAME SUSPICIOUS OF THE REMAINING ANGLOS AND BECAME VERY DIFFICULT AND ABUSIVE TOWARD THE AMERICAN SETTLERS. OF COURSE, THIS CAUSED WIDESPREAD UNREST. YOU MIGHT SAY THAT OUR VERY OWN ANCESTORS WERE THE SPRINGBOARD TO THE TEXAS FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE.

EDWARDS COUNTY, EDWARDS RESERVOIR. AND EDWARDS PLATEAU ARE SOME OF THE TEXAS NAMESAKES WHICH MEMORIALIZE OUR VERY OWN ANCESTORS.

(BIOGRAPHICAL FILES, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, STEEN LIBRARY, STEPHEN F.AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY, ARCHIE P. MCDONALD, COMP., NACOGDOCHES: WILDERNESS OUTPOST TO MODERN CITY, 1779-1979. EDWARD MORRIS PARSONS, "THE FREDONIAN REBELLION."

TEXANA, SPRING 1967)

 

vii. JOHN HENRY EDWARDS,JR., b. 19 Sep 1773, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.; d. 04 Oct 1852, BOURBON COUNTY; m. (1) MARY GARRARD, 24 Jul 1794, BOURBON COUNTY; b. 19 Sep 1776, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.1; d. Abt. 1818, BOURBON COUNTY1; m. (2) ELIZABETH KELLER, Aft. 1821, BOURBON COUNTY; b. BOURBON COUNTY; d. 06 Nov 1860, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

Notes for JOHN HENRY EDWARDS,JR.:

[Brøderbund Family Archive #312, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1800, Date of Import: Oct 13, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.312.1.956.3]

Individual: Edwards, John, Jr.

County/State: Bourbon Co., KY

Year: 1800

Census type code: Tax List

WESTERN CITIZEN DATED OCTOBER 8, 1852

"Edwards, Maj. John, On Monday evening last, of this county, age 79 years and 11 days. He was one of our oldest and worthy citizens."

 

LIVED IN "WESTWOOD" HOME OF JOHN EDWARDS, SR., LOCATED ON COOPERS' RUN NEAR BRENTSVILLE, BOURBON COUNTY, FOUR MILES WEST OF PARIS. THE ORIGINAL HOME WAS BURNED AND JOHN EDWARDS, JR. IS SAID TO HAVE BUILT THE PRESENT HOME ON THE FOUNDATION OF HIS FATHER'S HOME. THE HOUSE WAS IN THE ARDERY FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS.

WILL BOURBON COUNTY,KY. WILL BOOK O, PG 200---TO WIFE, ELIZABETH, 250 ACRES TO INCLUDE THE DWELLING HOUSE; TO SON , GEORGE W.; FOUR YOUNGEST CHILDREN VIZ; ISABELLA, LUCIUS, SOPHIA AND ORREGON(OSSIAN), ALL UNDER 21 YEARS. TO THREE YOUNGEST DAUGHTERS A TRACT CONTAINING 96 TO 100 ACRES KNOWN AS MARTIN'S CLAIM CONVEYED ME BY COL. JAMES GARRARD; SON LUCIUS; TO THE CHILDREN OF MY FIRST WIFE TO WIT; SUSAN TULL, POLLY NOAH'S CHILDREN, ARABELLA PERRIN, NANCY WITHERS, MARGARET DAVIS AND JULIA ANN SMISER A TRACT OF 120 ACRES WHICH I HOLD BY CONVEYANCE FROM THEIR GRANDFATHER, COL. JAMES GARRARD; SON, JAMES; WIFE , EXECUTRIX.

WRITTEN JUNE 9, 1848

PROBATED FEBRUARY 26, 1851

WITNESSES: GEORGE W. EDWARDS

JOSEPH MORIN

 

 

 

Notes for MARY GARRARD:

MARY MARRIED THE SON OF HER FATHER'S BEST FRIEND, MAJOR EDWARDS.

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Marriage: 24 Jul 1794, BOURBON COUNTY

Marriage date: BOURBON MARR BK 1:25

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Marriage: Aft. 1821, BOURBON COUNTY

viii. BENJAMIN EDWARDS, b. Abt. 1775; d. 1837, MiSSISSIPPI; m. ELIZABETH RULE, 11 Jan 1800, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

Notes for BENJAMIN EDWARDS:

MOVED TO TEXAS. SEE NOTES WITH BROTHER HADEN.

"BENJAMIN W. EDWARDS, A NATIVE OF KENTUCKY, LIVED FOR A TIME IN JACKSON, MISSIPPI, BEFORE 1825, WHEN HE CAME TO TEXAS TO JOIN THE COLONY OF HIS BROTHER, HADEN EDWARDS. IN MAY 1826, IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTIES WITH MEXICAN AUTHORITIES, HADEN EDWARDS WENT TO THE UNITED STATES TO SECURE FINANCIAL AID FOR HIS TEXAS ENTERPRISE, AND BENJAMIN EDWARDS TOOK OVER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE EDWARDS COLONY UPON HIS DEPARTURE.

EDWARDS AND VICE-GOVERNOR VICTOR BLANCO HAD AN EXCHANGE OF LETTERS IN WHICH BLANCO STATED THAT HADEN EDWARDS HAD LOST THE CONFIDENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND SUGGESTED THAT THE EMPRESARIO WITHDRAW FROM THE COUNTRY AND APPEAL TO THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR REDRESS. EDWARDS, HOWEVER, FELT THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS ATTEMPTING TO INVALIDATE THE CLAIM. ON NOVEMBER 22, 1826, SOME FORTY MEN CAPTURED NACOGDOCHES, ARRESTED THE ALCALDE, AND SEIZED HIS ARCHIVES. WHILE THE MEXICAN AUTHORITIES AND TROOPS WERE ADVANCING ON NACOGDOCHES, BENJAMIN EDWARDS, WITH POSSIBLY SOME THIRTY MEN, ON DECEMBER 16, RODE INTO NACOGDOCHES AND PROCLAIMED THE REPUBLIC OF FREDONIA, THUS INSTITUTING THE MINOR REVOLUTION KNOWN AS THE FREDONIAN REBELLION. ON DECEMBER 21, EDWARDS MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH RICHARD FIELDS AND DR. JOHN DUNN HUNTER BY WHICH, IN RETURN FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION, THE CHEROKEE INDIANS WERE TO HAVE THE TERRITORY OF TEXAS BETWEEN RED RIVER AND THE RIO GRANDE, WEST OF THE OLD SAN ANTONIO ROAD, WHILDE TH REMAINDER OF THE TERRITORY SHOULD BELONG TO THE REPUBLIC OF FREDONIA, WITH THE FAILURE OF THE REBELLION, EDWARDS RETREATED ACROSS THE SABINE ON JANUARY 31, 1827.

DURING THE TEXAS REVOLUTION HE PRESIDED AT PUBLIC MEETINGS IN MISSISSIPPI TO RAISE MONEY AND MEN FOR THE TEXAS CAUSE. HE HAD ACCEPTED A COMMISSION AND WAS RAISING A REGIMENT AT THE TIME OF THE BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO. IN THE SUMMER OF 1837 HE RAN FOR GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI BUT DIED WHILE PROSECUTING HIS CAMPAIGN."

FROM:THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS vol. 1, Austin, the Texas State Historical Association, 1952. page 546

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Marriage: 11 Jan 1800, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

ix. AMOS EDWARDS., b. Abt. 1776; d. Aug 1834, RUSSELLVILLE, LOGAN CO. KY.; m. PENELOPE ASHMORE, 23 Jul 1801, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

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Fact 1: 1792, PRO TEM DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURT, BOURBON CO. KY.

Fact 2: Dec 1805, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, RUSSELLVILLE, KY.

Fact 3: 1828, MAYBE WENT TO TEXAS

Notes for PENELOPE ASHMORE:

MARRIED HER COUSIN

 

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Marriage: 23 Jul 1801, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY

x. SUSANNAH EDWARDS., b. Abt. 1778; d. BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; m. (1) THOMAS REEDER, 11 Jul 1793, BOURBON COUNTY; m. (2) THOMAS PHILLIPS, 14 May 1803.

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Marriage: 11 Jul 1793, BOURBON COUNTY

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Marriage: 14 May 1803

xi. NANCY EDWARDS., b. Abt. 1784, FAYETTE CO. (NOW BOURBON); m. WILLIAM HUTCHISON, Jan 1802; d. Aug 1834.

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Marriage: Jan 1802

xii. GUSTAVUS ERIXON EDWARDS, b. Abt. 1786, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; m. (1) EVELINA BROWNE, 06 Dec 1817, LOGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY; m. (2) HANNAH KINCHLOE, 1823.

Notes for GUSTAVUS ERIXON EDWARDS:

" GUSTAVUS E. EDWARDS, A VETERAN OF THE WAR OF 1812, CAME TO TEXAS IN 1822, HIS WIFE DYING ENROUTE TO THE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN COLONY. AS ONE OF THE OLD THREE HUNDRED COLONISTS, EDWARDS RECEIVED TITLE TO A LEAGUE OF LAND IN PRESENT WHARTON COUNTY ON AUGUST 19, 1824. IN 1825 HE WAS OPERATING THE ROBINSON FERRY ON THE BRAZOS RIVER AT THE SITE OF WASHINGTON-ON -THE-BRAZOS. EDWARDS WAS POSTMASTER AT PINEY IN OCTOBER 1836. IN JULY 1837, EDWARDS SOLD HIS AUSTIN COUNTY FARM AND MOVED TO HIS LEAGUE IN WHARTON COUNTY. HE WAS LIVING AT WHARTON IN 1856."

FROM: THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS, vol. 1 , Austin, The Texas State Historical Association, 1952, p 546.

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Marriage: 06 Dec 1817, LOGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY

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Marriage: 1823

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #4371, Date of Import: Nov 30, 1996

 

 

  

 

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