Richard and Martha Edwards, after their marriage, went directly to Otisfield, Me., making the trip on horseback. Upon this journey Mrs. Edwards wore a red broadcloth dress.
Richard Edwards marched to Portland, Me., in 1814 with a company of militia from Gorham, Me., War of 1812.
Silas Chadburne enlisted as a Private in Edmond Phinney's co. which went to Cambridge, Mass., in 1775, War of the Revolution. In 1776 he became Sergt. in Capt. Bryant Morton's Co. of Coast Guards, stationed at Fort Hancock (now Fort Preble), Portland, Me. Jan 1, 1777 he was commissioned 1st. Lieut. in Capt. Richard Maybury's Co., 11th. Mass. Regt., Gen. Patterson's Brigade. With this company he participated in the battles of Hubbardton, Saratoga, and Stillwater. He was at Valley Forge at the time of the surrender of Gen. Burgoyne. He was in the battle of Monmouth, after which his company was stationed in Connecticut. He was appointed Quarter Master at West Point.
1820 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
2 males 4 females under 10
1 male 1 female 26-45
1830 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1 male 1 female under 5
2 females 5-10
1 female 10-15
1 male 1 female 15-20
1 male 1 female 40-50
1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1 female 5-10
1 male 1 female 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 male 1 female 50-60
1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Richard Edwards 63 Mason 800
Mary S 16
1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Richard Edwards 74 Farmer 800 200 Gorham
Martha 72 Wife Gorham
Abby M 31 Tayloress Otisfield
Emily J 28 Factory Weaver Otisfield
1870 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Huntress Hosea 46 Farmer 2000 1189 ME
_____ Emily 41 Keeping House ME
_____ Emily F 11 At Home ME
_____ Frances M 6 At Home ME
_____ Rhoda M 74 Keeping House ME
Edwards Richard 84 Farmer ME
Richard Edwards and wife Martha are buried in Merrill Memorial Cemetery, Otisfield, ME.
For more information about Silas Chadbourne, see this section of the Chadbourne Family Association website.
Richard Edwards son of Richard lived on the Gore and built the brick house where Mansfield Holman since lived. The corner near him was always called "Richard Edwards Corner." He bought of Barnabas Sawyer, Feb 10, 1812, lot 16, range 2, being 30 acres 117 rods, also 19 acres 43 rods on the S.E. side of lot 17 range 2.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition