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


Abial Hall Scribner Edwards

Father: Mother:

Samuel Goodale Edwards
Dorcas Caswell Whitney

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

5/28/1843 Casco ME 10/15/1877 Casco ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Anna Lucinda Conant 10/18/1869 Portland ME Martin Conant Sarah Knowles Foster

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

11/4/1842 Canton ME 2/11/1905 Lawrence MA


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Edith Josephine Edwards 9/25/1870 Chelsea MA 9/11/1903 Lawrence MA
Philip Waldo Edwards 6/14/1873 Chelsea MA 10/2/1909 Portland ME
Ethel May Edwards 8/14/1876 Canton ME 10/22/1877 Casco ME


Family located: Chelsea MA
Occupation: Boot and Shoe Dealer; Inventor

Abial H. Edwards served throughout the Civil War. He was enrolled Sept., 1861; mustered in Oct. 4, 1861; and honorably discharged May 7, 1863. He served in the 1st., 9th., 10th., and 29th., Regiments. he was Corporal of Co. K, 9th., Regt. Inf. He was Brigade Mail Agent for some time, and for several months after peace was declared he had charge of the Confederate Mail at Charlestown, S. C.

Member of IOOF of ME; and Bosworth Post, GAR of ME.

Other Info:


1870 Chelsea (Suffolk) MA
Edwards, Abial H 27 Chair Dealer 3000 1800
_____ Anna 27 Keeping House
_____ Josephine 18
_____ Catherine 17

1880 Casco (Cumberland) ME
Cook Susan M    40    Wd    Keeping House    ME    ME    ME
Edwards Annie L    37    Wd    Dress Maker    ME    MA    NH
_____ Edith E    9    Daughter    S    MA    ME    ME
_____ Philip W    6    Son    S    MA    ME    ME

1900 Lawrence City (Essex) MA
Hardy George    Feb 1825    M 30    NH    NH    MA    Painter (Car)
_____ Anna    Nov 42    M 30    2    2    ME    MA    NH
Hayes Edith E    Daughter    Sept 1870    M 6    1    1    MA    ME    ME
_____ George E    S in law    Dec 1870    M 6    ME    ME    ME    ___ing salesman
_____ Dorothy E    Gr Daughter    July 1895    S    NH    ME    MA



Abial Edwards is buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Casco ME.

Published History/Genealogy:

For more information about Abial Edwards, see:
Kallgren, Beverly Hayes & Crouthamel, James L. (editors), "DEAR FRIEND ANNA": THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF A COMMON SOLDIER FROM MAINE, University of Maine Press, Orono, ME
The original letters are at the Casco Library


For more information about the ancestors of Anna Lucinda Conant, see this section of Canton, Oxford Co., Maine Genealogy Project.