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

Samuel Edwards

Father: Mother:

John Edwards
Elizabeth Crockett

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

2/16/1749 Haverhill MA


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Mary _____ 1771

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

Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Lucy McDonald 3/19/1807 Buxton ME

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

6/21/1822 Buxton ME
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Phoebe Pert 10/3/1822 Buxton ME

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

Gorham ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Olive Edwards 1/13/1772 Gorham ME 9/17/1821
Susanna Edwards 12/24/1774 Gorham ME 9/18/1778 Buxton ME
John Edwards 1/30/1778 Buxton ME 2/12/1876 Buxton ME
Rachel Edwards 8/11/1780 Buxton ME

Samuel Edwards 2/12/1782 Buxton ME 10/15/1792 Gorham ME
Sarah Edwards 11/7/1783 Buxton ME

Elizabeth Edwards 11/5/1785 Buxton ME

Mary Edwards 8/8/1787 Buxton ME 10/16/1873
Hannah Edwards 6/13/1791 Buxton ME 6/2/1794 Gorham ME


Family located: Gorham ME; Buxton ME
Occupation: farmer

Samuel Edwards was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted as a Private in Capt. Lemuel Pomroy's C. of Minute Men, Apr. 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. His service was seven days. He enlisted in the army, Apr. 28, 1775, and became Corporal in Capt. Abner Pomroy's Co., Col. John Fellows' Regt., his service being about three months.

Tradition is that he was, by his own request, buried under an apple tree on his farm in Buxton, Me.

The first census of the United States (1790) shows that the family of Samuel Edwards of Buxton was then composed of 1 male over sixteen years of age, 2 males under sixteen years of age, and six females which included his wife.

Other Info:


The preceding Revolutionary War information may be incorrect. I found some submissions to the Edwards list at RootsWeb of transcriptions from the Edwards Journal ("a small, non-profit, non-copywritten magazine printed during the 80's"). Among these were many Revolutionary War pension applications. The Samuel Edwards whose service record matched the particulars above was a lifelong resident of Hampshire County, MA, born about 1753.The following service record, from the same source, obviously pertains to this Samuel Edwards. Notice that this information includes his age when he moved from Haverhill to Gorham (21), and the year he moved on to Buxton (1776). This makes sense since the children born in Gorham were born prior to 1776. The date of death is also given - previously unknown!
(I have not corrected any of the typos.)

S29773 Service: Massachusetts Rank: Private
Application for pension made by beteran on 31 Jul 1832 at which time he
was a resident of Buxton, York Co., ME. He was born 16 Feb 1750 in Haverhill,
Mass., lived there until he was 21 years old when he moved to Gorham, MA, and
then in 1776 he removed to Buxton, MA, which is no Maine. He died 13 May
 In May 1778, he enlisted at Buxton, MA, as a private under Capt Davis,
Massachusetts company. Later he was transferred to Capt Wheeler's company
where he served two weeks. He was a blacksmith engaged in shoeing horses and
served nine months as an artificer.
 The Haverhill book of records showed that John Edwards Jr. of Haverhill
and Elizabeth Crockett of Stratham wer34 married 15 Dec 1737 and that their
son, Samuel, was born 16 Feb 1750.
 John Smith of Buxton, York Co., ME, declared that Samuel Edwards served
in the war with him and that Edwards was employed in shoeing the horses
belonging to the troops until his discharge 4 Mar 1779.
 No information on the veteran's family was given.
 Certificate No. 11250 was issued 15 Apr 1833 under Act of 7 Jun 1832 at
$54.00 per annum from 4 Mar 1831.


1800 Buxton (York) ME
Samuel Edwards
1 female 10-16
1 male 3 females 16-26
1 male 1 female 45+

1810 Buxton (York) ME
1 male, 1 female 45 and over

1820 Buxton (York) ME
Saml Edwards
1 female 26-45
1 male 1 female 45 and over
1 agri

1830 Buxton (York) ME
1 male 15-20
1 male 20-30
1 female 50-60
1 male 80-90