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:

John Edwards
Elizabeth Crockett

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

9/5/1740 Haverhill MA 10/29/1826 Gorham ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Hannah Lathrop 7/4/1765 Gorham ME

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

Name:Marriage Date:Marriage Location:Father:Mother:
Lucy Chadbourn
Gorham ME

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


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
John Edwards 4/18/1766 Gorham ME 7/1766 Gorham ME
Sarah Edwards 9/3/1768 Gorham ME 10/4/1768 Gorham ME
Samuel Edwards 1/27/1770 Gorham ME 2/23/1847 Gorham ME
Hannah Lathrop Edwards 6/8/1772 Gorham ME 3/5/1858
Enoch Edwards 9/20/1774 Gorham ME 12/7/1863 Otisfield ME
Lydia Edwards 6/12/1777 Gorham ME

William Edwards 9/2/1779 Gorham ME 6/6/1850 W. Gardiner ME
Susanna Edwards 4/22/1782 Gorham ME 9/15/1874 Portland ME
Richard Edwards 2/18/1786 Gorham ME 5/31/1871 Otisfield ME
Sarah Edwards 1790 Gorham ME
Gorham ME


Family located: Gorham ME. Richard Edwards was there previous to 1762.
Occupation: Carpenter

Other Info:


1800 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Richard Edwards
1 male 10-16
1 male 2 females 16-26
1 male 1 female 45+

1810 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
1 male 1 female 10-16
1 male 1 female 45+

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


I found the following deed at the Maine Historical Society:

 Know all Men, by these presents, that I Samuel Crocket of Gorham In the County of Cumberland and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Shipwright for and in consideration of the sum of Forty-three pounds Lawful Money to me in Hand paid by Richard Edwards in the County of Cumberland and Province aforesaid, Yeoman The receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and my self fully paid have Given, Granted bargained Sold, and do by these presents, give grant bargain sell aliene and freely and Absolutely Convey and Confirm unto the said Richard Edwards and his Heirs, one Seventy Acre Lott Number seventy three in Gorham aforesaid in the Third Division of said Township (a phrase heavily blacked out and unreadable) the bounds of said Lott may appear by By the Proprietor's plan and Records of said Township together with all the Priviledges and Appurtenances in fee simple for ever, and I the said Samuel Crocket do avouch myself to be the Sole Lawful owner of the bargained premises, and am Lawfully seized therof And have good right to dispose of the same as aforesaid and that they are free from all Encumbrances whatsoever and do also hereby for myself my Heirs executors and Administrators covenant with the said Richard Edwards his heirs and assigns the granted and bargained premises and appurtenances, against the lawful claim and Demands of all persons whom forever To Warrent and for ever Defend ~
In witness whereof I Samuel Crocket do hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of March in the fourteenth year of His Majesty's Reign Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and seventy four
Signd Seald and
Deliverd in Presence
of us Samuel Crocket
N. B. the instrument? was made before signing and sealing
John Green
Wm. Gorham