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


Albert Marshall Edwards

Father: Mother:

Lathrop Edwards
Mary Johnson Andrews

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

2/25/1836 Otisfield ME 7/15/1909 Detroit MI


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Sarah Elizabeth Ingmire 8/29/1865 Albany NY Frederick Ingmire Sarah Hopper

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

1/2/1844 Albany NY


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Albert Marshall Edwards 4/7/1873 Detroit MI

Frederick Lathrop Edwards 2/1/1876 Detroit MI

Helen Louise Edwards 12/13/1877 Detroit MI

Lawrence Mottet Edwards 3/21/1881 Detroit MI

Franklin Rice Edwards 5/31/1883 Detroit MI 6/18/1902 Detroit MI
Ralph Edwards 1/3/1888 Detroit MI 7/21/1900 Detroit MI
Katharine Adelaide Edwards 10/12/1889 Detroit MI


Family located: Detroit MI
Occupation: Twenty years in Detroit Customs House.

Albert M. Edwards graduated from Gould Academy, Bethel, Me., 1856. In 1857 he entered the University of Michigan, where he took the Latin Scientific Course. Because of financial reverses he was obliged to leave college at the end of three years. In 1859 he became Associate Editor-in-Chief of the "Young Men's Journal and Temperance Advocate."

At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted for three months' service in Co. K, 1st Mich. Regt. Inf. At the battle of Bull Run, June 21, 1861, he was taken prisoner and held for ten months in Confederate prisons. After his release he returned to Michigan, raised a Company, and entered service again as Capt. of Co. F, 24th. Mich. Regt. Inf. At the battle of Gettysburg he was one of three officers in his regiment who escaped uninjured. He took command of the regiment in the field. He was promoted to rank of Major, Nov. 1863; to that of Lieut. Col., June, 1864; and because of meritorious service to that of Brevet Col., Mar., 1865. At the funeral of President Lincoln he was in charge of the military escort. He was mustered out with his regiment and honorably discharged, June 30, 1865.

Returning to private life, he accepted a position in the Detroit Customs House, where he remained until 1885. In 1889 he resumed this position, and held same until 1893, when he retired on account of impaired health.

Member of Palestine Lodge, AF&AM of Mich.; Detroit Post, No 384, GAR of Mich.


Other Info:


1860 First Ward Detroit (Wayne) MI
A M Edwards    23    Law Student
living in a boarding house owned by Henrietta Churchill

1870 5th Ward Detroit (Wayne) ME
Edwards Albert M    33    Custom Officer    ????    5000    ME
_____ Sarah E    26    Keeping House    NY
Keniston Sarah A    12    at school    ME

1880 Township of Monguagon (Wayne) MI
Edwards Albert M    44    Customs House Officer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Sarah E    36    Wife     Keeping House    NY    Eng    Eng
_____ Albert M Jr    7    Son    MI    ME    NY
_____ Frederick L    4    Son    MI    ME    NY
_____ Helen L    2    Daughter    MI    ME    NY
Lahill Christine    17    Servant    MI    Canada    Canada

1900 8th precinct Detroit (Wayne) MI
Edwards Albert    Feb 1836    M 34    MI    MI    MI    Pensioner
_____ Sarah    Jan 1845    M 34    8    8    MI    England    England
_____ Helen daughter    Dec 1878    S    MI    MI    MI    school teacher
_____ Lawrence    son    Mar 1881    S    MI    MI    MI    at school

1910 Detroit (Wayne) MI
Edwards Sarah E    65    Wd    7    5    NY    Eng    Eng    none
_____ Helen L    daughter    32    S    MI    ME    NY    teacher    public school
_____ Lawrence M    son    29    S    MI    ME    NY    cutter    corset factory
_____ Katherine A    daughter    20    S    MI    ME    NY    none

1920 Detroit (Wayne) MI
Edwards Katherine    Roomer    30    S    MI    NY    NY    Auditor    Chemical Co
living in the home of John Fornier


Unpublished Resources:

from family history compiled by K. Edwards:
Sarah Elizabeth Ingmire died 1/7/1918 at Detroit MI
Helen Louise Edwards died 10/28/1947 at Detroit MI
Lawrence Mottet Edwards died 11/17/1962 at Novi MI
Katharine Adelaide Edwards m. Grant W Stevens