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Jonathan Edwards



Father: Mother:



John Edwards
Jemima Wallingford

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

7/11/1766 Bradford MA 5/14/1830 Gilmanton or Laconia NH

Married:

Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Mary "Polly" Copp 4/11/1793 Gilmanton NH Simeon Copp Sarah Fellows

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

12/21/1775

1800
Gilmanton NH
Name:Marriage Date:Marriage Location:Father:Mother:
Sarah "Sally" Copp
7/3/1800
Belmont NH
Simeon Copp Sarah Fellows

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

7/27/1774
Belmont NH


Child(ren):

Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
John Edwards



Eliza Edwards



Polly Edwards 1794
6/11/1865 Gilmanton NH
Simeon C Edwards
[1796]



Josiah Edwards 1803
3/7/1841 Gilmanton NH
Sarah Edwards
[1806]



Comments:

Family located: Gilmanton NH
Occupation: Farmer

The town records of Gilmanton contain the following items:-
1798- "To paid to Jonathan Edwards an abatement for steer 14 cents." Capt. Dudley Prescott

In 1819 the inventory for tax purposes shows opposite the name of Jonathan Edwards the following:- "1 poll, 1 acre mowing land, 4 acres pasture, 200 acres uncleared land, 1 horse, 2 oxen, 3 cows, 1 three year old, no buildings."

A deed dated Sept. 4, 1789, recorded in the public records of Strafford County at Dover, N. H.., shows that Jonathan Edwards purchased from his father, for forty pounds, forty acres of land in Gilmantown "Part of the lot No. ten in the north range of hundred acre lots of said town."

Other Info:

Jonathan Edwards is buried in Union Cemetery, Laconia NH; interred 5/17/1830; see findagrave
Sally Edwards is buried in Union Cemetery, Laconia NH; interred 2/12/1849; see findagrave

Simeon C Edwards, 71, farmer, widower, of Upper Gilmanton m 4/6/1868 Upper Gilmanton, Helen G Barron, 21, operative, b Providence RI; div 3/1876 "absence and not heard of for three years"

Sarah Edwards, 84, single, d 4/1/1890 Laconia NH of old age

Online:

Marriage records of the Smith Meeting House, Gilmanton NH contain the entry "Jonathan Edwards and Polly Copps April 11, 1793" and also the entry "Jonathan Edwards and Sally Copps both of Gilmanton Aug 3, 1800"

Death records of the Smith Meeting House, Gilmanton NH for year 1800 contain the entry "Edwards wife upper Parish." Could this be the death of Polly? Death records also contain for the year 1801 "a child of Mr. Edwards" which may refer to this family.

Census:

At the time of the first U. S. census, Jonathan's household consisted of 3 males over the age of 16, 2 males under 16, and 3 females.

1810 Gilmanton (Strafford) NH
Jonathan Edwa
3 males 2 females under 10
1 male 10-16
1 male 1 female 16-26
1 male 1 female 26-45

1830 Gilmanton (Strafford) NH
Wid Sally Edwards
1 male 10-15
1 male 20-30
2 females 20-30
1 female 30-40
1 female 50-60


1830 Northfield (Merrimack) NH
Simeon C Edwards
1 male 10-14
1 male 1 female 30-40

1840 Gilmanton (Strafford) NH
Simeon C Edwards
1 male 1 female 40-50

1850 Gilmanton (belknap) NH
Simeon C Edwards    54    Farmer    600    NH
Mary “     59    MA

1860 Upper Gilmanton (Belknap) NH
Simeon C Edwards    63    Farmer    600    200    NH
Mary “     66    MA

1870 Belmont (Belknap) NH
Edwards Simeon     73    farmer    1000    100    NH
_____ Sarah C    64    house keeper        100    NH

1880 Belmont (Belknap) NH
Wiggin John G    46    M    Farmer    NH    NH    NH
_____ Nancy J    36    M    Keeping house    NH    NH    NH
_____ Arthur J    7    Son    S    NH    NH    NH
Norris Nancy    73    Mother in law    Wd    NH    NH    NH
Edwards Sarah C    74    Boarder    S    [blind]    NH    NH    NH