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


Isaiah Edwards

Father: Mother:

Simeon Edwards
Eunice Gammon

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

1/16/1806Otisfield ME10/21/1876Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Betsy Elizabeth Peabody 10/15/1832
Benjamin Peabody Mary Bancroft

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

4/13/1806 Albany ME 7/27/1894 Otisfield ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Hiram Hall Edwards 10/14/1833 Otisfield ME 6/17/1905 Otisfield ME
Simeon Edwards 10/1/1835 Otisfield ME 5/18/1890 Otisfield ME
Silas Blake Edwards 2/19/1838 Otisfield ME 3/14/1914 Windham ME
Robinson Gammon Edwards 7/31/1840 Otisfield ME

Wyatt Turner Edwards 3/17/1844 Otisfield ME

Ruth Morse Edwards 6/4/1846 Otisfield ME 9/23/1869 Old Town ME
Oliver Newell Edwards 1/7/1851 Otisfield ME


Family located: Otisfield ME
Occupation: Farmer

Battle of Goose Lane

Following the marriage of Simeon Edwards and Clara Kinsman, there occurred the so-called "Battle of Goose Lane.: Isaiah 5th. was for some reason strongly opposed to having his neighbors accord to his son the honors of a country serenade, as was customary at that time. He accordingly took a position upon his wood pile, and ordered that no serenader trespass upon his land. When the serenaders reached the "pair of bars" at the head of the lane adjoining his door yard, he shouted, "By George, stand back over the line." When they refused to obey, he began to throw stove wood. Dominicus J. Edwards, filled with ardor for the cause, was pacing to and fro in front of the serenaders, adding to the "din of the serenade" all the noise that could be produced by five cow bells which he carried. He was wounded in the shin by one of Isaiah's well directed sticks of stove wood.

Whether Isaiah was driven from his position or expended all his ammunition and retreated in good order, history does not state.

Other Info:


1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Isaiah Edwards
2 males 1 female under 5
1 male 5-10
1 male 15-20
1 female 20-30
1 male 1 female 30-40

1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Isaiah Edwards    44    Farmer    400
Betsy    38
Hiram    17
Simeon    15
Silas    13
Robinson    10
Wyatt T    6
Ruth    4

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Isiah Edwards    54    Farmer    1000    550
Betsey P    47    Wife    Norway
Hiram H    26
Wyatt T    16
Ruth M    14
Oliver N    9
Simeon    24    Farmer
Clara A    18

1870 The Town of Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Isaih    64    Farmer    1400    510    ME
_____ Elisabeth    58    Keeping House    ME
same dwelling, different family
_____ Simeon    34    Farmer    ME
_____ Clarry    27    Keeping House    ME
_____ Milla K    7    At Home    ME
_____ Grovener N    6    At Home    ME
_____ Adeline    3    At Home    ME
_____ Joseph K    1    At Home    ME
_____ Oliver N    19    Farm Laborer    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Robinson G    39    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Phebe C    38    Wife    Insane    ME    ME    ME
_____ Bertha E    11    Daughter    going to school    ME    ME    ME
_____ Fred H    8    Son    ME    ME    ME
_____ Betsey    68    Mother    widowed    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME


Isaiah Edwards and wife Betsy are buried at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Otisfield ME.


For more information about Betsy Peabody's ancestry, see this section of Marshall Family.

Published History/Genealogy:

Isaiah Edwards son of Simeon lived in Dunkertown, where Marcus Morse and his son Frank since lived and built a new house in 1839.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition