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


Samuel Edwards

Father: Mother:

Richard Edwards
Hannah Lathrop

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

1/27/1770 Gorham ME 2/23/1847 Gorham ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Martha McLellan 7/8/1792
James McLellan Abigail _____

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

Gorham ME
7/20/1842 Gorham ME
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Susanna Pierce 2/7/1843
John Greene
Mary _____

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

Gorham ME
Needham MA


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
James McLellan Edwards 6/27/1793 Gorham ME 1/6/1859 Gorham ME
Hannah Edwards 7/14/1796 Gorham ME 3/5/1858 Monmouth ME
Martha Edwards 2/17/1798 Gorham ME 1/22/1843 Gorham ME
Bryce McLellan Edwards 3/25/1800 Gorham ME 4/15/1871 Saccarappa ME
Charles Edwards 3/9/1802 Gorham ME 7/25/1804 Gorham ME
Charles Edwards 5/9/1805 Gorham ME 2/25/1815 Gorham ME
Mary Ann Edwards 12/8/1807 Gorham ME 12/1/1881 Gorham ME
Maria E Edwards 6/8/1809 Gorham ME 4/21/1893 Gorham ME
Abigail Edwards 8/25/1811 Gorham ME 5/6/1882 Portland ME
Theodore Brown Edwards 5/25/1816 Gorham ME 5/19/1900 Gorham ME


Family located: Gorham ME
Occupation: Farmer

Samuel Edwards was Sergeant in Col. Burbank's Regt., Capt., McLellan's Co., in the War of 1812. This regiment was the one which marched to the relief of Portland, Me.

Samuel Edwards lived on South St. in Gorham in a house which had the first plastered room in that town.

Martha McLellan was the sister of Abigail McLellan

James McLellan was the son of Bryce and Abigail McLellan of Portland, Me. The McLellan family became a prominent one in Gorham, Me. It was with the descendants of this family that various members of the Edwards family intermarried. The name Bryce, common in the McLellan family and which later became common in the Edwards family appears for the first time in the family of Samuel Edwards.

Other Info:


1800 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Saml Edwards
2 males 3 females under 10
2 males 1 female  16-26
1 male 26-45
1 female 45+

1810 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
1 male 2 females under 10
1 male 2 females 10-16
1 male 16-26
1 male 1 female 26-45
1 female 45+

1830 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Samuel Edwards
1(?) male under 5
2 males 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 female 30-40
1 male 1 female 50-60

1840 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Samuel Edwards
1 male 20-30
1 male 1 female 60-70


Samuel Edwards and wife Martha are buried in Old Cemetery, Gorham ME.


For more information about the ancestors of Martha McLellan, see this section of Ancestry of Kevin Noble Dye.