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.
1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1870 The Town of Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) 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.
Edwards son of Simeon lived in Dunkertown, where Marcus Morse and his
son Frank since lived and built a new house in 1839.