EDWARDS Ancestor

George EDWARDS George was born on 3 Jan 1772 in Fairfax County, VA, and died on 28 Oct 1870 in Union Twp, Brown County, OH, and was buried in West-Evans Cemetery, Byrd Twp, Brown County, OH. He married Susannah DOWNING on 20 Aug 1794 in Washington, Mason County, KY. (1)

Susannah DOWNING Susannah was born on 5 Feb 1776 in Washington County, PA, and died on 6 Aug 1853 in Byrd Twp, Brown County, OH and was buried in West-Evans Cemetery. (1)


  1. John F. EDWARDS John was born on 12 Apr 1795 in Mason County, KY He was married twice, first to Delilah Jacobs and second to Susan Adams (1)
  2. Elizabeth EDWARDS Elizabeth was born30 Oct 1796 in Mason County, KY She married William Brown on 5 Nov 1820 in Brown County, OH (1)
  3. Sarah "Sally" EDWARDS Sarah was born on 19 May 1798 in Adams Co, OH and died on 14 Sep 1870 in: Jackson Twp, Brown Co, OH and was buried in West-Evans Cemetery, Byrd Twp. Brown County, OH. She married Edwards WEST on 23 Nov 1820 in Brown County, OH (1)
  4. James S. EDWARDS James was born on 25 Jan 1800 in Aberdeen, Adams Co, OH (1)
  5. William Everett EDWARDS (1)
  6. Ellis EDWARDS Ellis was born on 16 Dec 1801. He married Margaret Gillespie on 28 Oct 1823 in Brown Co, OH (1)
  7. Darius EDWARDS (1)
  8. Alexander EDWARDS Alexander was born on 10 Feb 1806 in Ohio. He married Deborah Johnson on 6 Nov 1842 in Brown Co, OH (1)
  9. Susanna P. EDWARDS Susanna was born on 20 Nov 1807 in Adams Co, OH and died in 1885 She was married twice, first to John Brown Jr. on 28 Feb 1829 and second to Samuel Wilkins on 5 Nov 1840 (1)
  10. Telitha EDWARDS Telitha Edwards was born on 7 Nov 1809 in Adams Co, OH (1)
  11. George W. EDWARDS (1)
  12. Amanda EDWARDS Amanda Edwards was born on 27 May 1813 in Adams Co, OH. She married Jonah Shreve on 30 Jul 1832 in Brown Co, OH (1)
  13. Mary Ann "Polly" EDWARDS Polly Edwards was born on 21 Oct 1815 in Adams Co, OH and died in 1903 She married William Jacobs on 6 Sep 1834 in Brown Co, OH (1)
  14. Orange EDWARDS (1)


  1. Terry Bodkin ( tb@jps.net ), Edwards Family Genealogy website, 675 Sonoma St., Richmond, CA 94805 (510) 412-0433
  2. USGenWeb, Brown County, OH.

Research Notes:

According to Orange Edwards in the above bio posting,

  1. "Orange Edwards was born in Byrd Township October 3, 1819, and is the son of George and Susannah (DOWNING) Edwards, both natives of Virginia."..."Orange Edwards...received a thorough education at the schools of Georgetown in Brown County. He was a scholar in the same class with Gen. U.S. GRANT."
  2. " During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Edwards served as Colonel of the home organization for the protection of the border, and was a Presidential Elector on the election of President Hayes." (2)
  3. "He was married, in 1842, to Miss Catharine LA FAVRE; from this union there were eight children; four of them living, as follows: William H., who received an appointment and served six or seven years in the Treasury Department at Washington D.C.; Charles M. is a practicing lawyer at Cincinnati. Leander A. and George W. are both living at home. " (2)
  4. "Mr. Edwards lost his wife by death in 1860. He was married again in 1862 to Miss Mary, daughter of Robert MCMILLEN, a native of Ripley, this county". (2)

The history of Union Township includes an entry showing O. Edwards & Son and Tobacco merchants. (2)

The history of Byrd Township includes an entry indicating that George Edwards, originally from Fairfax County, Va., but directly from the vicinity of Aberdeen, settled in the northwestern part of the township about 1806. His father, James, was an early settler at Aberdeen. (2)

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