Descendants of

James C. Edwards and

Sarah Smith

Compiled by Suzanna Edwards at <sels@compuwise.net>. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. See her website at this new location.

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Generation No. 1

1 JAMES C.1 EDWARDS was born Abt. 1816 in possibly Giles County,Tennessee, and died 1850 in Bastrop County, Texas. He married SARAH SMITH Abt. 1836 in possibly Tennessee. She was born Abt. 1816 in possibly Giles County, Tennessee, and died June 1852 in Bastrop County, Texas.

Fann Hodge, daughter to A. H. Edwards by his third wife, stated in a newspaper article that his mother and father were Sallie Smith and Robert Edwards of Bastrop. However, a James C. Edwards and his wife, Sarah, left their estate to A. H. and his three sisters upon their death. Census reports of A.H. and his sisters show their father to have been from England. A. H. is listed in the census record of Burnet County, Texas as born in Tennessee. A. H. was raised by John Harvey and his second wife, Sina Barton, in Burnet County. It was said the Sina Barton's brother, William, brought A.H. horseback from Bastrop County. Most of her estate was left to him upon her death.

Children of JAMES EDWARDS and SARAH SMITH are:

1. MARY J. EDWARDS, b. 1836; d. Unknown;
m. D.J. WHITLEY, February 16, 1864, Bastrop County, Texas; d. Unknown.

2. MARTHA ADELAIDE EDWARDS,
b. March 06, 1838, Tennessee; d. July 20, 1923, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.
Nickname was Mattie. She was never married;it is said her lover died in the Civil War.
She took care of A.H. 's children (James and John). It is said she was not particulary liked by A.H. 's third wife). She is buried on the left side of A.H. at the Fairland Cemetery.
 
3. LOUISE J. EDWARDS, b. 1842; d. Unknown;
m. RANSOM FRANKLIN BLANKENSHIP, July 29, 1877, Bastrop County, Texas; d. Unknown.
 
4. ALMUS HAVINGTON EDWARDS, b. January 08, 1848, Tennessee; d. January 14, 1930, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas;buried Fairland Cemetery.
m. (1) ELIZABETH ATWOOD August 12, 1869 in Burnet County. She was born October 01, 1850 in Missouri, and died December 08, 1875 in Burnet County, Texas.
m. (2) MARY (MOLLIE) E. ALLISON 1879. She was born October 01, 1856 in unknown, and died January 16, 1885 in Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.
m. (3) MARY C. THOMPSON MCCARTY 1891. She was born June 20, 1871 in unknown, and died July 23, 1938 in Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.
 

Notes for ALMUS HAVINGTON EDWARDS:

A.H. was raised by John Harvey and wife, Sina Barton Harvey from 1852. John Harvey was a pioneer surveyor in the State of Texas and his stories are told in history books.

A.H. was working a roundup to drive cattle North.. They found a cow and calf that A.H. said belonged to a rancher whose place was north of his place. The boss said he didn't care and to brand the strays as theirs. A.H. quit the roundup.

Next year, he didn't go on the maverick roundup and his calves were branded. He was angered when he saw the calves sucking on his branded cows.

The following year A.H. went on roundup a few weeks earlier and against Sina Barton Harvey's wishes, he branded all the calves that would have been branded. Sina was afraid this would cause a killing. She partially dis-inherited A.H. of some property that he was going to receive from the Harveys... information from Gary Edwards

A.H. had two horses he liked... kept bells on them when he turned them out to graze so he could hear where they were... the Indians put mud in the bells to quiet them and stole the horses... He then got a Jenny and cropped off the tail and mane. The Indians were superstitous and wouldn't bother the Jenny... W. Vernon Farmer, uncle of Gary Edwards on his mother's side.

Another story: Sina left the granite mountain to A.H. He could not use a rock mountain so traded it for a team of oxen...Gary Edwards.

Child of ALMUS EDWARDS and ELIZABETH ATWOOD is:

1. JAMES CORNELIUS3 EDWARDS, b. July 01, 1870, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. September 12, 1912, Fairland, Burnet County,Texas.
m. LOUISA ALICE SELF 1891 in Fairland, Burnet County, Texas. She was born May 21, 1873, and died September 20, 1950 in Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

Children of JAMES EDWARDS and LOUISA SELF are:

1. STEWART EDWARDS, b. August 05, 1892, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. October 31, 1892, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

2. IVY CONLEY EDWARDS, b. September 22, 1893, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. June 10, 1974, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; m. PEARL TEMPLIN; b. August 14, 1900; d.April 22, 1992, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

3. DUEL EDWARDS, b. November 25, 1897; d. October 24, 1900, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

4. INFANT SON EDWARDS, b. December 23, 1900, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. December 23, 1900, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

Children of ALMUS EDWARDS and MARY ALLISON are:

1. INFANT DAUGHTER3 EDWARDS, b. January 08, 1880, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. March 08, 1880, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

2. JOHN HARVEY EDWARDS, b. June 07, 1882, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. January 26, 1958, Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas; buried Fairland Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.
m. KATHERINE PRISCILLA ANNE (KATIE) LEVINGSTON, daughter of RUBEN LEVINGSTON and MALISSA LOVING. She was born December 14, 1884 in Fairland, Burnet County, Texas, and died August 12, 1965 in Ojai, California; buried Fairland Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas. Katie was named for her grandmother, Sarah Ann Eldridge, and Alice Priscilla Levingston Sorrels Neatherlin. Do not know where the name Katherine came from.

Children of JOHN EDWARDS and KATHERINE LEVINGSTON are:

1. JIM EDWARDS, b. December 26, 1903, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. December 26, 1903, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

2. ROBERT LEE EDWARDS, b. Private.

3. LORENA GLADYS EDWARDS, b. Private.

4. ALMOS RUBEN EDWARDS, b. Private.

5. JAMES CARLYLE EDWARDS, b. Private.

6. ROY GRADEN EDWARDS, b. Private.

7. CLARENCE THURSTON EDWARDS, b. Private; m. LETA MAXINE ROGERS, Private; b. February 05, 1922, Jefferson, Marion County, Texas; d. September 28, 1981, Anson, Jones County, Texas.

8. JOHN RUBEN "PETE" EDWARDS, b. December 23, 1919; d. 1988, Abilene, Texas; m. BILLIE MAURINE DEAN, 1940, Roby, Texas; b. May 01, 1923, Jones County, Texas; d. December 30, 1998, Anson, Jones County, Texas.

3. INFANT SON EDWARDS, b. January 08, 1885, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. January 23, 1885, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

Children of ALMUS EDWARDS and MARY MCCARTY are:

1. O. H. EDWARDS, b. July 23, 1892, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. December 01, 1927, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas. His wife's name and birth/death dates are unknown. He supposedly died of a broken neck.

Child of O. EDWARDS and UNKNOWN is:

SARAH SUSAN (SUNSHINE)4 EDWARDS, b. Private; m. MARK C. COHN, Private; b. Private.

2. FANN C. EDWARDS, b. June 20, 1898, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. Unknown; m. JEFF WILSON HODGES; b. December 20, 1894, unknown; d. January 08, 1980, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

3. WILEY A. EDWARDS, b. June 20, 1898, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. June 05, 1928, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.
m. ADA MAE ______ Abt. 1918.

Child of WILEY EDWARDS and ADA ______ is:

MARIE JOE EDWARDS, b. Private.

4. CHARLES AARON EDWARDS, b. February 15, 1904, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas; d. March 01, 1984, Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.
m. ORA ESTELLE FARMER. She was born April 27, 1908 and died March 10, 1976 in Fairland, Burnet County, Texas.

Children of CHARLES EDWARDS and ORA FARMER are:

1. GARY DENTON EDWARDS, b. Private; m. ORA PEARL KLAPPENBACH, Private; b. Private.

2. ROBERT DEWARD EDWARDS, b. Private.

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