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John Edwards (1771-1861)



Father: Mother:



Jonathan Edwards
Hannah Heath

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

4/16/1771
12/2/1861 Otisfield ME

Married:

Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Jane Bragden 10/1/1801 Gorham ME


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



1/27/1824 Otisfield ME
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Mary Wesson Smith 11/1/1827
Westfield? ME Jonathan Smith Catherine Wesson

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

7/9/1809 Otisfield ME 12/2/1878 Otisfield ME

Child(ren):

Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Elizabeth Edwards 4/7/1803 Durham ME
Durham ME
Abraham Edwards 4/19/1806 Durham ME 11/28/1888 Poland Me
Arthur Edwards 7/4/1809 Durham ME 12/25/1825 Otisfield ME
Roxana Edwards 7/2/1812 Durham ME 1861 Durham ME
Isaac H Edwards 12/25/1816 Durham ME
Farmington ME
Johnson Edwards 6//1820 Durham ME 3/18/1892 Casco ME
Catharine Smith Edwards 8/27/1828 Otisfield ME

John Woodbury Edwards 11/3/1830 Otisfield ME 9/20/1905 Fairhaven MA
Miriam Jane Edwards 9/4/1832 Otisfield ME 5/20/1881 Otisfield ME
Melinda Emiline Edwards 3/3/1835 Otisfield ME

Abner Johnson Edwards 12/31/1838 Otisfield ME 3/10/1939 Otisfield ME
Abner Johnson Edwards 10/3/1840 Otisfield ME 12/26/1899 Otisfield ME
Sarah Jane Edwards 1/1/1849 Otisfield ME 3/5/1877 Otisfield ME

Comments:

Family located: Durham ME; Otisfield ME
Occupation: Farmer

Other Info:

Census:

1820 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
John Jr
2 males 1 female under 10
2 males 10-16
1 female 16-26
1 male 1 female 26-45
1 agri

1830 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
John Edwards
1 female under 5
2 males 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 male 20-30
1 male 40-50

1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
John Edwards Jr
1 female under 5
1 male 1 female 5-10
1 female 10-15
1 male 15-20
1 female 30-40
1 male 50-60
1 agri

1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
John Edwards    69    Farmer    300    ME
Mary “     41    ME
John W “     19    none    ME
Miriam  “     18    ME
Melinda E “     14    ME
Abner “     9    ME
Sarah “     5/12    ME

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
John Edwards    79    Farmer    500    90    Merideth NH
Mary    50    Otisfield
Miriam    29
Abner    20
Sarah J    11

1870 The Town of Otisfield    (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Mary    60    Keeping House    600    __    ME
_____ Abner    29    Farm Laborer    ME
_____Mariam    38    At Home    ME    Idiotic
_____ Jennie S    20    At Home    ME

Cemetery:

John Edwards, son Abner (1838-1839),and daughter Miriam are buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery, Otisfield ME.

Published History/Genealogy:

John Jr. son of Jonathan lived south of Thomas Dollys on the east side of the road. Ira Bloom now owns it. His son Abner lived there after his fathers death and took care of his feeble minded sister, Miriam. John Edwards was always called "white eyed John" to distinguish him from the other Johns.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition