edwards genealogy


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

marker Leonard Edwards

Father: Mother:

Simeon Edwards Eunice Gammon

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

3/23/1817 Otisfield ME 11/6/1892 Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Mary Welch 1840
James Welch Mary Ann Welch

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

9/22/1821 Casco ME 9/23/1896 Otisfield ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Levi Edwards 10/3/1840 Otisfield ME 9/7/1850 Otisfield ME
Almon Edwards 3/11/1842 Otisfield ME 6/27/1866 Otisfield ME
Elizabeth Jane Edwards 6/16/1845 Otisfield ME

Margaret Maria Edwards 3/13/1849 Otisfield ME 4/1/1901 Otisfield ME
Mary Hannah Edwards 5/12/1851 Otisfield ME

Levi Gammon Edwards 12/23/1854 Otisfield ME

Leonard Libby Edwards 3/1/1857 Otisfield ME 1/16/1913 Casco ME


Family located Otisfield ME
Occupation: farmer

Mary Welch was the sister of Robert Welch and Joseph Welch

Other Info:

Margaret Edwards died cardiac exhaustion


1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
2 females 15-20
1 male 20-30
1 female 30-40
1 female 50-60

1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Leonard Edwards    32    Farmer    600
Mary    28
Levi    9
Almon    7
Elizabeth J    4
Joanna    5/12
Eunice    70

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Leonard Edwards    43    Farmer    600    250
Mary    38    Wife    Raymond
Almon    17
Elizabeth J    14
Margaret M    10
Mary H    8
Levi G    5
Leonard L    3

1870 The Town of Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Leonard    52    Farmer    800    255 ME
_____ Mary    49    Keeping House    ME
_____ Margrett    18    At Home    ME
_____ Leonard L    12    At Home    ME
Frances Albert F    4    At Home    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Leonard    64    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Mary    60    Wife    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME
_____ Margaret    30    Daughter    Without Occupation    idiotic    otherwise disabled    ME    ME    ME
Francis Harold    14    Servant    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME


Leonard Edwards, wife Mary, and daughter Margaret are buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery, Otisfield ME.

 Published History/Genealogy:

Leonard Edwards son of Simeon lived on the place where his father did, at the corner of the road in Dunkertown, where his son Levi did (the house has since burned). He went barefoot most of the time. One day when he was hauling up some wood to the house, which he did about every day, as he never got up any more than he burned from day to day, one of the oxen stepped on his bare foot and stood there jamming it into the mud so Leonard could not move it. After a moment he said "git off of my foot before I strike you."

dau. Margaret Maria was feeble minded.

Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition

For more information about the ancestors of Mary Welch, see this section of Willoughby, Heath, Carter families of New England.