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


Bryce McLellan Edwards

Father: Mother:

Samuel Edwards
Martha McLellan

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

3/25/1800 Gorham ME 4/15/1871 Saccarappa ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Martha Irish 11/21/1833 Gorham ME Brig. Gen. James Irish Rebecca Chadburne

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

7/15/1818 Gorham ME 7/22/1874 Portland ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Lewis Warren Edwards 8/28/1834 Westbrook ME 4/24/1912 Westbrook ME
Adeline Marrett Edwards 7/8/1836 Westbrook ME 4/24/1876 Mechanic Falls ME
Catherine Barker Edwards 11/30/1837 Westbrook ME 3/25/1906 San Francisco CA
Bryce McLellan Edwards 9/25/1839 Westbrook ME 3/31/1903 Portland ME
Abba Maria Edwards 10/5/1842 Westbrook ME 6/3/1886 Portland ME
Martha M Edwards 9/2/1844 Westbrook ME 5/2/1846 Westbrook ME


Family located: Westbrook ME

Brigadier Gen. Irish called out troops to defend Portland ME in 1814. He was well known in civil and military affairs. (See History of Gorham ME by Hugh D. McLellan).

Rebecca Chadburne was daughter of Lieut. Silas Chadburne.

Other Info:


1840 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
BM Edwards
1 male 2 females under 5
1 male 5-10
1 male 2 females 15-20
1 female 30-40
1 male 40-50

1850 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Bryce M Edwards    50    Trader    5000
Martha    42
Lewis W    16
Adeline M    14
Catharine B    13
Bryce M Jr    11
Abba M    8

1860 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Bryce M Edwards    60    Grocer    3600    500
Martha I    51
Lewis W    25    Dry Goods Dealer
Catharine B    23
Bryce M Jr    20    Clerk
Abbie M    17

1870 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Bryce M    70    Trader    6000    1500    ME
_____ Martha    61    Keeps house    ME
_____ Bryce Jr    34    Grocer    ME
_____ Etta    27    wife    ME
_____ Geo C    4    ME
_____ girl    1/12    ME

1880 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Lewis W    45    Widowed    Dry goods dealer    ME    ME    ME
Brown Sarah A    57    Servt    Keeping house    ME    NH    NH
Edwards Martha I    71    Mother    Widowed    ME    ME    ME
Cummings F E    48    Boarder    Sea Captain    ME    ME    ME
_____ Abba M    36    Sister    wk in family    ME    ME    ME
_____ Frank W    2    Neph    ME    ME    ME


For more information about the ancestors of Martha Irish, see this section of Deborah's Family Links