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


Richard Edwards

Father: Mother:

Richard Edwards
Hannah Lathrop

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

2/18/1786 Gorham ME 5/31/1871 Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Martha Chadburne 7/21/1810 Gorham ME Lieut. Silas Chadburne Abigail Crockett

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

4/14/1788 Gorham ME  10/1/1869 Otisfield ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Nahum Edwards 1/24/1812
Lydia Edwards 10/1/1813
8/28/1837 Portland ME
Charles Edwards 3/8/1815 Otisfield ME 10/25/1891 Otisfield ME
Martha Ann Edwards 7/4/1817 Otisfield ME 7/23/1876 Gorham ME
James Edwards 8/15/1819 Otisfield ME 6/28/1821 Otisfield ME
Abigail M Edwards 7/29/1821 Otisfield ME 1/24/1885 Portland ME
Betsy Chadburne Edwards 7/11/1823 Otisfield ME 1/8/1902 Biddeford ME
Lathrop Edwards 1/1825 Otisfield ME 3/1826 Otisfield ME
Russell Streeter Edwards 9/11/1826 Otisfield ME 1905
Emily Jane Edwards 6/24/1828 Otisfield ME 5/25/1905 Auburn ME
Mary Andrews Edwards 6/7/1830 Otisfield ME 7/15/1834 Otisfield ME
Mary Louise Edwards 9/9/1834 Otisfield ME 6/7/1911 Salem MA


Family located: Otisfield ME
Occupation: Mason

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.

Other Info:


1820 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Richd
2 males 4 females under 10
1 male 1 female 26-45
1 agri

1830 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Richard Edwards
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
Richard Edwards
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
Martha    62
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.

Published History/Genealogy:

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