Introductory Material:

Chapter 1
The Edwards Coat of Arms

Family Records:
John 1
John 2
John 3
Richard 3
Jonathan 3
Samuel 3
Nathaniel 3
William 3


The Crockett Connection
Edwards and the Civil War
Photo Album
Our Immigrant Ancestors
1906 Census

Family Fun
Mayberry Hill Chronicles

This Old House
Justin Edwards had a Farm
Letters from Henry

William Watson Edwards

Father: Mother:

Ebenezer Edwards
Martha T Watson

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

10/20/1827 Guilford NH 1/10/1915 Waterville ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Adelaide Eliza Pinkham
Augusta ME Charles Pinkham Hannah Ballard

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

5/19/1831 Augusta ME 5/13/1897 Waterville ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Ella Watson Edwards 12/26/1850 Augusta ME 12/22/1909 Los Angeles CA
Fannie May Edwards 2/28/1861 Waterville ME 11/1863 Waterville ME
Kate Ballard Edwards 12/3/1864 Waterville ME


Family located: Augusta ME; Waterville ME, 1856
Occupation: Machinist; Real Estate Agent

During the first sixteen years of his residence in Waterville, Me., William W. Edwards was employed in the car shops of the M. C. R. R. He resigned this position to become Deputy Sheriff. He served the city of Waterville for many years as constable, and even after his active duties were over each administration honored him with honorary appointment and a special police badge. he was Coroner of Kennebec County sixteen years. Prior to his retirement his occupation for eighteen years was auctioneer, being in great demand as such.

He was especially fond of fishing, and it is said that he always knew the places which would yield "a catch of speckled beauties." Likewise it is claimed that he was proficient in telling stories for the entertainment of his many friends, both young and old.

Member of Samaritan Lodge, No. 39, I.O.O.F of Maine

Other Info:


1860 Waterville (Kennebec) ME
William W Edwards    32    Machinist    1000    100    NH
Adelaide E    30    ME
Ella A W    2    ME

1870 Waterville (Kennebec) ME
Edwards William W    43    Iron Machinist    325    2500    NH
_____ Adelaide S    39    Keeping House    ME
_____ Ella A    19    At School    ME
_____ Kate B    5    At Home    ME
Pinkham Martha S    22    Shirt Ironer    ME

1880 Waterville (Kennebec) ME
Edwards William W    52    Machinist    NH    NH    NH
_____ Adelia E    47    Keeping House    ME    NH    ME
_____ Kate B    15    Daughter    At School    ME    NH    ME
Dow Ella W    29    Daughter    At Home    ME    NH    NH
Dow Getchell N    48    Son in Law    Lumber Dealer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Helen E    1    Grand Daughter    CA    ME    ME

1900 Waterville town (Kennebec) ME
Edwards WW    Oct 1827    Wd    NH    ME    NH Constable
Fox Kate E    Daughter    Dec 1864    M 8    0    ME    NH    ME
F____ Nellie    Roomer    1867    M 6    0    Canada    ME    Canada    Weaver

1910 Waterville (Kennebec) ME
Edwards William W    82    Wd    NH    United States    NH    Own Income
Fox Kate E    Daughter    41    D    0    0    ME    NH    ME    Painter    Fancy China