edwards genealogy


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 Edwards

Father: Mother:

John Edwards
Jemima Wallingford

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

9/15/1768 Bradford MA 5/8/1851 Haverhill MA


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Ruth Gile 11/27/1790 Haverhill MA Samuel Gile Phebe Kezar

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

8/27/1769 Haverhill MA 9/29/1848 Haverhill MA


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
John Edwards 3/15/1792 Haverhill MA 3/28/1873 Haverhill MA
William Edwards 9/14/1796 Haverhill MA 4/28/1845 Haverhill MA
Ruth Edwards 2/8/1799 Haverhill MA 4/3/1872 Haverhill MA


Family located: Haverhill MA
Occupation: Cooper

The Gale or Gile family (the two being the same) into which the Edwards of N. H. and of Mass. married were descendants of Bartholemew Gale, who came from England to Boston in the sixteenth century.

The "grandfather's" clock belonging to William Edwards is now (1915) in the possession of his grandson, Alpheus Hazen Johnson of Haverhill, Mass.

In a list of dwelling houses and occupants for Haverhill, Mass., 1798, the name of William Edwards appears as occupant of the house of Samuel Walker. Valuation of house, $200.00 (webmaster's note: this list is online).

Other Info:

William Edwards died of lung fever
Ruth [Gile} Edwards died of old age


1800 Haverhill (Essex) MA
William Edwards
2 males 1 female under 10
1 male 1 female 16-26
1 male 1 female 26-45

1820 Haverhill (Essex) MA
Wm Edwards
1 male 10-16
1 female 16-26
1 male 26-45
1 male 1 female 45 & over
2 engaged in agriculture

1830 Haverhill (Essex) MA
1 male 15-20
1 male 50-60
1 female 60-70

1840 Haverhill (Essex) MA
William Edwards
1 male 1 female 70-80

1850 Haverhill (Essex) MA
William Edwards    81    Farmer    2500    MA
Sarah Batchelder    71    MA


For more information on the ancestry of Ruth Gile, see Descendants of Samuel Guile, a Founder of Haverhill, New England in 1640