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


Clark Swett Edwards

Father: Mother:

Enoch Edwards
Abigail McLellan

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

3/26/1823 Otisfield ME 5/3/1903 Bethel ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Maria F Mason 12/5/1849 Bethel ME Ayers Mason Eunice Hale

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

8/8/1828 Bethel ME 3/6/1885 Bethel ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Charles Frank Edwards 5/21/1851 Bethel ME 6/25/1884 Dillon MT
Ellen Maria Edwards 1/27/1853 Bethel ME

Waldo Wallace Edwards 10/14/1854 Bethel ME

Ayers Mason Edwards 1/12/1857 Bethel ME 7/21/1910 Boston MA
Herbert Arthur Edwards 4/17/1860 Bethel ME

Fred Lee Edwards 10/12/1865 Bethel ME

Delmer Ellery Edwards 1/6/1868 Bethel ME 12/24/1909 Brockton MA


Family located: Bethel ME
Occupation: Farmer

Clark Swett Edwards was educated in the public schools of Otisfield, Me. In 1848 he went to Bethel to work. At the opening of the Civil War when the call was made for 300.000 men, he took out recruiting papers and was chosen Capt. of the first company organized under this call in the country. This company became Co. 1, 5th. Me. Regt. He was mustered in as Captain, June 24, 1861, but his rank as such dated from May 4, 1861. He was soon promoted to Major; to Lieut. Col., Sept. 24, 1862; to Col., Jan. 8, 1863; Brevet Gen., Mar. 13, 1865; and was mustered out with rank of Brig. Gen. by brevet for conspicuous bravery, July 27, 1865. He was with the Army of the Potomac in leading engagements.

He was Democratic nominee for Governor of Maine, 1886, and appointed by Gov. of Maine in 1890 as Commissioner for Columbian Exposition at Chicago.*

Charles Frank Edwards was not married. He was killed in R. M. accident near Dillon, Mont.

Other Info:


1850 Bethel (Oxford) ME
Clark S Edwards    27    Trader    500
Mariah F Edwards    21

1860 Bethel (Oxford) ME
Clark S Edwards    37    Farmer    0    500
Maria    31
Charles F    9
Ellen M    7
Waldo W    5
Ayers M    3
Infant (M)    3/12

1870 Bethel (Oxford) ME
Edwards Clark    47    Farmer    3000    960    ME
 “     Maria A    41    Keeping house    ME
 “     Charles F    19    ME
 “     Ellen M    17    ME
 “     Waldo W    15    ME
 “     Ayers M    13    ME
 “     Herbert A    10    ME
 “     Fred L    4    ME
 “     Delmer E    2    ME

1880 Bethel (Oxford) ME
Edwards Clark S    56    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Mariah A    52    Wife    Housekeeping    ME    ME    ME
_____ Hurbert A    19    Son    ME    ME    ME
_____ Ayers M    23    Son    in College    ME    ME    ME
_____ Fred L    14    Son    at school    ME    ME    ME
_____ Dell E    12    Son    ME    ME    ME

1900 Bethel (Oxford) ME
Edwards Clark S    Mar 1834    Wd    ME
_____ Fred L    Son    Sept 1867    10    ME
_____ Susan D in law    Oct 1869    10    0    0    ME



*The building erected for the Exposition now stands in Poland, ME on the grounds of the former Poland Spring House.