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

William Harvey Edwards

Father: Mother:

Bryce Smith Edwards
Abigail Flood

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

11/28/1843 Industry ME 10/18/1902 Smithmills PA


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Lydia Elizabeth Whittier 8/7/1869 Skowhegan ME John Whittier Lydia Mitchell

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

3/1/1845 Madison ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Ernest Gardner Edwards 12/5/1870 Smithmills PA

Leno William Edwards 3/19/1872 Smithmills PA

Girard Bryce Edwards 6/9/1874 Smithmills PA 3/2/1911 La Junta CO


Family located: Smithmills, Clearfield County PA
Occupation: Physician

William Harvey Edwards attended "Little Blue" Academy, Farmington, Me. In 1859 he went to Smithmills, Pa., where his brother, Luther, had temporarily located, and served under him as a millwright apprentice. He taught school at Smithmills and Madera, Pa. He returned to Maine, and enlisted at Augusta, Me., Sept. 2, 1862, as a Private in Co. H, 24th. Me. Vols. He was discharged Aug. 25, 1863, with rank of 2nd. Lieut., by reason of disability following an attack of typhus fever. He Received special mention during service as a member of "Banks' Forlorn Hope," a scouting expedition sent by General Banks to investigate the rebel fortifications at Port Hudson, Miss. For three years following his return he taught at Glen Hope, Mount Pleasant, and Ginter, all in Clearfield Co., Pa.

He matriculated at Bowdoin Medical College in 1866, studied at University of City of New York, and returned to Bowdoin, receiving the degree M. D. in 1868. He located in Mt. Vernon, Me., for a few months, and afterwards at Smithmills, Pa., where a few years later he built the residence known as "Maplelawn," which became famed throughout a wide section as one of the most beautiful and hospitable homes of the county. He resided there until his death.

He was a typical specimen of the old family doctor, with a pleasing personality, but a man who was radical to the extreme in his views, whether political, social, or religious. He was preceptor of a large number of medical students. Gifted with the power of speech, he was in great demand as an orator for public gatherings.

He was Surgeon General, G. A. R., Pa., two terms; member of Board of Pension Examiners, same county, over ten years; member of Board of School Directors of Guelich Twp., Clearfield Co., Pa., twenty years. Elder of Presbyterian Church.

Member of IOOF; POSA; KMC; and AMA.

Leno William Edwards attended Bloomfield Academy, Lancaster, Pa., from which he graduated in 1890, and received from Lafayette College the degree A. B. in 1895. After teaching two years in Guelich Twp., Clearfield, Pa., he entered Dickinson College Law School from which he received the LL. D. degree in 1900. Since that time he has practiced law at Clearfield, Pa. He was for several years County Auditor of his home county.

Member of Delta Upsilon (College) Fraternity, and BPOE.

Other Info:


1870 Gulich Township (Clearfield) PA
Edwards William    28    Physician    __    750    ME
_____ Lydia    23    Keeps House    ME
Whittier    Ann A    19    School Teacher    ME

1880 Gulick Township (Clearfield) PA
Edwards William H    37    Physician    ME    ME    ME
_____ Lydia    33    wife    Keeping House    ME    ME    ME
_____ Earnest G    9    Son    at home    PA    ME    ME
_____ Leno W    7    Son    at home    PA    ME    ME
_____ Girard    5    Son    at home PA    ME    ME
?????  Harriet    62    ?????    ME    ME    ME
????? Lewis F    40    ?????    Physician    ME    ME    ME

1900 Gulich Township (Clearfield) PA
Edwards William H    Nov 1842    M 31    ME    ME    ME    Physician
_____ Lydia E    Mar 1846    M 31    3    3    ME    ME    ME
_____ Leno W    Son    Mar 1873    S    PA    ME    ME    Teacher in school
Davis Rachel    Boarder    Nov 1826    Wd    PA    PA    PA

1910 Clearfield (Clearfield) PA
Edwards Lidia    64    Wd    3    3    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Leno H    Son    37    S    PA    ME    ME    Lawyer    Office + Bar



For more information about the ancestors of Lydia Elizabeth Whittier, see this section of Descendants of Thomas Whittier born abt. 1620.