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Chapter 1
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John 1
John 2
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Jonathan 3
Samuel 3
Nathaniel 3
William 3

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This Old House
Justin Edwards had a Farm
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Fairfield David Edwards



Father: Mother:



Jonas Edwards
Abigail Electra Barrows

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

5/11/1864 Poland ME

Married:

Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Effie Gertrude Rolfe 7/23/1887 Poland ME James Rolfe  Caroline Jordan

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

1869 Raymond ME

Child(ren):

Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Albert Almont Edwards 2/7/1890 Poland ME

Lottie Edwards 3/10/1892 Poland ME 9/7/1893 Casco ME
Channing Edwards 6/13/1894 Poland ME

Velma Margie Edwards 8/7/1900 Casco ME

Abigail Edwards 7/9/1902 Poland ME 5/9/1904 Poland ME
Beatrice Ida Edwards 2/7/1908 Poland ME

Comments:

Family located: Poland ME
Occupation: Farmer

Effie Gertrude Rolfe was the sister of Archer (Archie) Jordan Rolfe

Other Info:

Census:

1900 Poland town (Androscoggin) ME
Edwards Fairfield    May 1864    M 13    ME    ME    ME    Farmer
_____ Effie G    Oct 1871    M 13    3    2    ME    ME    ME
_____ Albert A    Son    Feb 1890    S    ME    ME    ME    at school
_____ Channing    Son    June 1894    S    ME    ME    ME    at school

1910 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
Edwards Fairfield    44    22    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    General Farm
_____ Effie G    39    22    6    4    ME    ME    ME    House Work    at House
_____ A__    Son    20    S    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    Home Farm
_____ Channing    Son    16    S    ME    ME    ME    __    __
_____ ___    Daughter    9    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Beatrice    Daughter    2    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1920 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
Edwards Fairfield    52    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    Home Farm
_____ Effie    50    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Albert    Son    26    M    ME    ME    ME    Foreman    Sawmill
_____ Channing    Son    24    M    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Farm
_____ Velma    Daughter    22    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Beatrice    Daughter    18    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1930 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
Edwards Fairfield D    66    M 21    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    General Farm
_____ Effie G    61    M 16    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Channing E    Son    35    M 21    ME    ME    ME    Farm Laborer    General Farm
_____ Frances M    Daughter in law    26    M 19    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Isadora G    Grand Daughter    9    S    ME    ME    ME    none
Mann Edward L    Step Grand Son    6    S    ME    TX    ME    none

1930 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Albert A    40    M 27    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    Own Farm
_____ Beatrice M    27    M 14    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Iva R    Daughter    11    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Herbert A    Son    9    ME    ME    ME    none

1930 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Fortier Fred L    36    M 29    NH    Canada    Canada    Caretaker    __ School
_____ Velma M    29    M 22    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Catherine R    Daughter    7    S    ME    NH    ME    none
_____ Eleanor R    Daughter    6    S    ME    NH    ME    none
_____ Fred    Son    4    S    ME    NH    ME    none
_____ Lawrence S    Son    2 3/12    S    ME    NH    ME    none
Edwards Beatrice    Sister in law    22    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Maurice C    son of above    5/12    ME    ME    ME    none
Jordan James M    Boarder    31    S    ME    ME    ME    Laborer    Odd Jobs

Cemetery:

Fairfield and wife Effie are buried in Edwards Family Cemetery, Poland ME along with children Lottie, Channing, and Abigail.
Albert Almont Edwards is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Otisfield ME.

Published History/Genealogy:

Effie Gertrude Rolfe was born 8/15/1868 and died 1/22/1869 (Source: Early Families of Raymond, Maine by Robert L. Taylor, 1998.)

Fairfield D Edwards, wife and children are listed in the 1906 Census, living in Poland.
Effie Rolfe's family is listed in the 1906 Census, her parents living in Casco.

newspaper article from The Ledger, Mechanic Falls ME , Vol II No 27, Thursday November 5, 1885 [from the collection of Carolyn (Crockett) Edwards]
West Poland
Fairfield Edwards of Johnson Hill is becoming famous as the champion skunk-hunter of this section of the country. Nearly all of his evenings are spent in hunting this festive animal, and the incense which is the result of a capture, wafted on the evening breeze, tell to the people of the surrounding hamlet, through the delicate sensebilities of their nasal organs, that another of these _____ field desperados has been laid low. He has decorated the exterior of his father's barn with some less than a hundred hides, eight or ten of which are rare specimens, being entirely black or nearly so. All the old "Rock & Rye" bottles he could scare up in the neighborhood he has filled with the animal's precious oil, which we are told acts like a healing balm for all the aches and pains incident to humanity. He is largely aided in his hunting by his faithful dog, who usually bears the brunt of the battle. The delight evinced by this renowned hunter in bearing home these "loud smelling" trophies is not less than that described as shown by Buffalo Bill when he swung aloft the first scalp for the revenge of the death of Gen. Custer.

Online:

For more information about the ancestors of Effie Gertrude Rolfe, see this section of Willoughby, Heath, Carter families of New England.