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


Charles Henry Edwards

Father: Mother:

James McLellan Edwards
Dorothy Hill

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

2/11/1900 Pollard AL


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Louise Bousson 12/7/1862 Pollard AL John Augustus Bousson Magdaline Frobak

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

12/7/1841 Demopolis AL


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Charles Henry Edwards 12/3/1863 Pollard AL

John Augustus Edwards 5/9/1866 Pollard AL

Louise Elizabeth Edwards 6/4/1868 Pollard AL 10/11/1888 Pollard AL
James Josiah Edwards 3/21/1870 Pollard AL 5/16/1884 Pollard AL
William Theodore Edwards 5/24/1872 Pollard AL 5/16/1884 Pollard AL
Albert Hill Edwards 1/16/1874 Pollard AL

Susette Magdaline Edwards 4/30/1876 Pollard AL

Francis Bonifay Edwards 2/28/1878 Pollard AL 8/9/1895 Pollard AL


Family located; Pollard AL
Occupation: Mgr. W. U. Tel Office; L&NRR Agt. at Pollard

Other Info:


According to the 1860 Census of Montgomery (Montgomery County), Alabama, Charles Henry Edwards was  boarding at the home of  Jack Thornington, working as a telegraph  operator.

The 1870 Census of Pollard (Escambia County), Alabama shows his household consisted of Chas H Edwards, 48, telegraph operator; Louisa, 28; Charles H Jr, 6; John, 4; James, 2. His real estate was valued at $1000, his personal estate at $450.

The 1880 Census of Pollard shows Charles 58, Louisa 39, Charles 16, John A 14, Louisa E 11. James J 10, William T 8, Albert H 6, Susett 4, and Francis B (daughter) born in Feb of the Census year.
Charles is still listed as a telegraph operator and the two oldest boys as farmers. Louisa's father was born in France, her mother in Germany, she in Alabama.

The 1900 Census has Louisa, age 58, widow, as head of household; on this census her father is said to be born in Switzerland and her mother in Germany. Other members are daughter Susan age 24 and grandson Charles H age 11. His last name is represented by a line, indicating that it is the same as the entry above it, and the birth date is 10/11/1888, the day after the birth date given for her grandson Charles Henry Troutman. I feel sure this should be the Troutman  child - he was living in the household during the next 2 censuses.

The 1910 Census lists C H Edwards as head of household (white, female, widow, age 69 - I'm sure it's Louisa). Other members of the household:
Susette, age 38, no occupation
Charles Troutman, age 21, boarder, telegraph operator
James Phips (Philips?), age 36, boarder, house carpenter

1920 Census
Susett M head 48
Troutman, Charles H nephew 31


For more information about possible ancestors of Louise Bousson (Bonifay?), see this section of The ROCHE Family Genealogy.


Charles Henry Edwards, wife Louise, and children Charles, James, William, Susette, and Francis are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pollard, AL.