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


William Edwards

Father: Mother:

William Edwards
Lydia Baker

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

12/15/1779 Haverhill MA 12/31/1855 Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Joannah Schillinger 4/25/1803 (int) Poland ME William Schillinger

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

Poland ME(?)
1804 Otisfield ME
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Mary Edwards 3/23/1806 Raymond ME Nathaniel Edwards
Sarah Hunt

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

5/20/1784 Casco ME 1/4/1863 Otisfield ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Rebecca A Edwards 9/1/1806 Casco ME 2/3/1859
Jeremiah Edwards 9/2/1808 Casco ME 10/26/1882 Casco ME
Ebenezer Edwards 12/18/1810 Casco ME 2/1/1882 Otisfield ME
Joanna Edwards 7/18/1815 Casco ME 12/3/1888 Otisfield ME
Martha Edwards 8/29/1818 Casco ME
Casco ME


Family located: Otisfield ME; Casco ME

William and the Mice
On William's farm there was a large apple orchard from which he harvested a good crop of natural fruit apples, which he stored in the cellar of his house. In winter as he was somewhat disturbed by the depredation made upon his apples by mice, he determined to exterminate, at least, a part of them. For this purpose he used a large box trap such as was used at that time for trapping gray or red squirrels.

Having bated the trap, he placed it in the apple bin in the evening after which he and his wife Polly went to bed. Later William heard the cover of the box fall. He became excited, and waking Polly, stuttered, "Polly, Polly, we we cau caught a mouse, we cau caught a mouse." Polly prevailed upon him to allow the mouse to remain in the trap until morning, as she had never seen, but wished to see a mouse in a trap. In telling of their experiences, William said, "As Polly had never seen a mouse in a trap, I cautiously raised the cover for her to peek in, when out flipped the mouse and off he went."
Next night he set the trap, and in the morning found he had another mouse. He said, "This time I was not going to let my prisoner escape so easily, I set a large tub of water for him to jump into, and having placed the trap on one side of the tub, I raised the cover. Out flipped the mouse, jumped across the tub, and off he went."
The following night he again set the trap. In the morning, lo and behold! there was another mouse. He determined to kill this one anyway, and do so before he opened the trap. He shook the trap violently for a long time, when he decided the mouse must be dead. He lifted the cover, "Out flipped the mouse, and off he went."
The fourth night he set the trap and caught another mouse. This time he made up his mind to kill his captive without fail. He related the incident, "I got Polly to open the box, and I was going to kill the mouse with a club, when he came out. Polly, she, she leaned over to see the mouse come out, at the same time raising the cover. Out flipped the mouse. I stru-struck Polly on the head, and off he went. Polly, she, she was senseless for a long time."

William's Old Mare
William was hauling wood and had loaded his sled to an extent that was equal to the hauling capacity of the mare. The load became stalled, and the mare pulling to her utmost several times in succession broke the chain. William in his excitement was attempting to "fid" the chain together. Having placed one link through another, he was holding his finger through the former, and was kicking around in the snow in search of a stick to use as a "fid." The "old mare" gave a jump, thus cutting off William's finger. William's description of the incident was "used finger for 'fid.' careless trick, careless trick."

Other Info:


1820 Raymond (Cumberland) ME
Edwards, Will
2 females under 10
2 males 10-16
1female 16-26
1 male 1 female 26-45
1 engaged in agriculture

1830 Raymond (Cumberland) ME
William Edwards
1 female 10-15
1 male 1 female 15-20
1 male 1 female 20-30
1 female 40-50
1 male 50-60

1840 Raymond (Cumberland) ME
Wm Edwards Jr
1 female 20-30
1 female 50-60
1 male 60-70

1850 Casco (Cumberland) ME
William Edwards    70    Farmer    800
Mary    66


William Edwards ad wife Mary are buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery, Otisfield ME.

Published History/Genealogy:

William son of William was for some reason commonly called "Bungo Bill" probably to distinguish him from the other Williams. He married first, on record says, Mary Skillings, but the Edwards Genealogy calls her Joannah Schillinger, dau. of Wm. of Poland, int. Apr. 25, 1803. She died in 1804. He was then living in Otisfield. He married next, Mary, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Hunt) Edwards, Mar. 23, 1806. He lived near Potter Mayberrys on Mayberry Hill in Casco.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition