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


Mary Edwards

Father: Mother:

Simeon Edwards
Eunice Gammon

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

8/25/1803 Otisfield ME
Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Joseph Greenfield Gerrish
Otisfield ME James Gerrish Anna Piper

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

Otisfield ME
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Daniel Whitham
Otisfield ME Ichabod Witham Jane Scribner

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

1/4/1855 Otisfield ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Greenfield M Gerrish 11/20/1823 Otisfield ME 2/15/1827 Otisfield ME
Joseph Greenfield Gerrish 11/2/1827 Otisfield ME 3/13/1906 Lebanon NH
Samuel Whitham 7/10/1832 Otisfield ME 5/9/1908 Naples ME
Eliza Ann Whitham 7/18/1834 Otisfield ME 10/16/1847 Otisfield ME
Hulda Whitham 2/18/1836 Otisfield ME 6/21/1911
Otisfield ME
David Whitham 4/23/1840 Otisfield ME 1884
Otisfield ME


Gerrish family located: Otisfield ME
Occupation: Farmer

Whitham family located: Otisfield ME
Occupation: Farmer

Other Info:


1830 Durham (Cumberland) ME
Mary Gerrish
1 male 5-10
1 female 10-15
1 male 20-30
1 female 40-50

1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1 female under 5
1 male, 1 female 5-10
1 male, 1 female 30-40

1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Daniel Whittum    47    Farmer    600
Mary E    47
Samuel    19
Huldah    13
David    10

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Mary Whittum    56    Widow
Samuel    27    Farmer    900    380
David    19
Huldah Smith    28    Widow & Mistress
Algernon “    4
Charles “    2

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) Me
Whitham David    40    Insane    ME    ME    ME
living in the household of Daniel M Cook


For more information about Daniel Witham's ancestry, see this section of Descendants of John and Mary Scriven Through Their Son, John Scribner; or this section of Scribners

Published History/Genealogy:

Joseph Gerrish 6/16/1802-11/22/1827 m. 1/10/1822 Mary, dau of Simeon and Eunice (Gammon) Edwards, was thrown from a horse on his way home from Portland and died in a few hours. His widow married Daniel Witham 10/3/1830.

Daniel Witham son of Ichabod Witham and Hannah Scribner 4/26/1801-1/4/1855 m 10/3/1830 Mrs. Mary Edwards Gerrish dau of Simeon and Eunice (Gammon) Edwards. One day Daniel got his neighbor, Borden Jillson to help him butcher a hog. As it was a cold day they had some liquor to help them keep warm. They had a few drinks and then stuck the hog. While waiting for the hog to die they had a few more drinks and went to the barn and thought they would lay down on the hay until the hog was ready to dress. They went to sleep and slept all day. Meanwhile the hog laid there just as it was stuck. About night, Daniels son Sam, who was a little boy, came into the barn; his father roused up and said, "Sam, you go and tell your mother to cook some of thet ere yaslet."

David ...was insane and kept in a cage on the townfarm.

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