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

Bryce Smith Edwards

Father: Mother:

John Edwards
Eunice Smith

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

11/2/1805 Gorham ME 10/6/1867 Madison ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Abigail Flood 11/6/1830 Buxton ME Edmond Flood Martha Lombard

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

7/4/1802 Buxton ME 5/12/1878 Madison ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
John Colby Edwards 3/19/1832 Industry ME 12/26/1899 Chelsea MA
Susan Dunnell Edwards 8/19/1833 Industry ME 5/27/1914 Utica NY
Luther Flood Edwards 8/19/1835 Industry ME 5/26/1899 Madison ME
Sylvester Flood Edwards 3/19/1837 Industry ME 12/23/1884 Gardiner ME
Adriana Allen Edwards 6/27/1838 Industry ME 7/5/1896 Chippewa Falls WI
Emiline F Edwards 6/7/1839 Industry ME
Industry ME
William Harvey Edwards 11/28/1843 Industry ME 10/18/1902 Smithmills PA
Bryce Merrill Edwards 6/1/1849 Industry ME 3/30/1906 Anson ME


Family located: Buxton ME; 1831 moved to Industry ME, settling on a farm on the south side of Bannock Hill; in 1863 sold farm and moved to Gardiner ME; a year later Bryce and his wife went of live with their son, Luther, in Madison ME.
Occupation: Farmer; Cattle and Live Stock Dealer

Bryce Smith Edwards was a strong temperance advocate, being a member of a secret club for the suppression of the liquor traffic. He was the first member of the Whig party in Industry, Me. As an advocate of anti-slavery, he was active in the "underground railway" for fugitive slaves.

Other Info:


1840 Census Industry (Franklin) ME
Brice Edwards
1 male 1 female under 5
2 males 1 female 5-10
1 male 1 female 30-40

1850 Industry (Franklin) ME
Brice S Edwards    43    Farmer    1000
Abigail    45
John    19
Susan    17
Luther    15
Sylvester    14
Adrianna    12
William    9
Brice    1

1860 Industry (Franklin) ME
Brice S Edwards    54    Farmer    1500    500    ME
Abigail Edwards    55
Adriana A Edwards    21
William H Edwards    18
Brice M Edwards    11


For more information about the ancestors of Abigail Flood, see this section of Some New England, PA and NJ Ancestors.