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


Caroline Edwards

Father: Mother:

Jonathan Edwards
Sarah Stevens

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

6/13/1814 Poland ME 12/26/1880 Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Marcus Morse 10/23/1831 Otisfield ME Phineas Morse
Sally Edwards

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

4/14/1812 Otisfield ME 3/27/1878 Otisfield ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Cyrus Morse 2/21/1832 Otisfield ME 1/24/1893
Diantha Jane Morse 11/8/1833 Otisfield ME 10/1889 Otisfield ME
Eleanor W Morse 9/6/1835 Otisfield ME 3/17/1851 Otisfield ME
Sarah Edwards Morse 11/17/1837 Otisfield ME 2/2/1866 Otisfield ME
Franklin Edwards Morse 7/23/1840 Otisfield ME 6/9/1892 Otisfield ME


Family located: Otisfield ME
Occupation: Farmer

Franklin E. Morse enlisted Aug. 18, 1862 in Co. C, 17th. Me. Regt., Inf., Civil War; was wounded May 12, 1863 and honorably discharged.

Other Info:


1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Marcus Morse
1 male 1 female under 5
1 male 2 females 5-10
1 male 1 female 20-30

1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Marcus Morse    39    Farmer    700
Catherine    37
Cyrus    18
Diantha J    16
Eleanor    15
Sally    12
Franklin    10

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Marcus Morse    48    Farmer    1000    600
Caroline    46
Sarah    22
Franklin    19

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Levi Patch    78    Gentleman    300    4000    Otisfield ME    Second man born in Otisfield
Cyrus H Morse    40    Farmer    2500    1000    Otisfield ME
Hester A “     40    Wife    Otisfield ME
Moses P Andrews    16    Otisfield ME
Martha E “     13    Otisfield ME

1870 The Town of Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Morse Marcus    58    Farmer    1800    1249 ME
_____ Caroline    54    Keeping House    ME
_____Franklin E    30    Farmer    ME
_____ Ellen    32    ME

1870 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Morse Cyrus    38    Farmer    ME
_____ Ester A    50    Keeping House    ME
_____ Martha E    23    At Home    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Wight Joseph P    51    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Diantha J    46    Wife    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME
_____ Clara E    25    Daughter    at home    ME    ME    ME
_____ Caroline M    23    Daughter    at home    ME    ME    ME
Morse Caroline    66    Mother in law    Widowed    at home    ME    ME    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Morse Cyrus    48    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Hester A    60    Keeping House    ME    ME    ME
Andrews Moses D    36    Step Son    Cattle and Horse Dealer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Sylvinia    36    Cousin    Keeping House    ME    ME    ME
_____ Edith E    10    Grand Daughter    going to School    ME    ME    ME
_____ Annie H    8    Grand Daughter    ME    ME    ME
_____ Mabel F    6    Grand Daughter    ME    ME    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Morse Frank E    39    Farmer    ME    ME    VT
_____ Eliza E    42    Keeping House    ME    ME    ME
_____ Frank    4    Son    ME    ME    ME

1870 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Jillson David S Jr    28    Farmer    500    238    ME
_____ Flora A    23    Keeping House    ME
_____ Abner G    7    at home    ME
_____ Bertrand    1    at home    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Jillson David C Jr    38    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Flora A    33    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME
_____ Elmer D    17    Son    at home    ME    ME    ME
Bertrand C    11    Son    at home    ME    ME    ME
_____ Wilfred L    8    Son    ME    ME    ME
_____ Cora M    3    Daughter    ME    ME    ME
_____ Neva B    1    Daughter    ME    ME    ME

1900 Greene (Androscoggin) ME
Jillson Elmer    July 1862    M 17    ME    ME    ME    Farmer
_____ Sarah A    Mar 1861    M 17    9    8    ME    ME    ME
_____ Merle E    Son    Apr    1884    S    ME    ME    ME    works in mill [card room]
_____ Daniel H    Son    July 1885    S    ME    ME    ME    works in mill [card room]
_____ Fernald L    Son    June 1886    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Nellie L    Daughter    Nov 1887    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ James A    Son    Jan 1889    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Blanche M    Daughter    Nov 1890    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Fanny E    Daughter    Nov 1893    S    ME    ME    ME
_____ Sarah L    Daughter    May 1898    S    ME    ME    ME

1910 Greene (Androscoggin) ME
Jillson Elmer D    47    M 27    ME    ME    ME    farmer    general farm
_____ Sarah A    49    M 27    9    7    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Daniel W    Son    24    S    ME    ME    ME    __    __ __
_____ James A    Son    21    S    ME    ME    ME    farm laborer    __ farm
_____ Blanche M    Daughter    19    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Sarah L    Daughter    12    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1920 Greene (Androscoggin) ME
Gilson Elmer D    56    M    ME    ME    ME    Farmer    General farm
_____ Sarah A    58    M    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Albert J    Son    31    M    ME    ME    ME    Farmer
_____ Muriel L    Grand Daughter    4    S    ME    ME    ME    none

1930 Skowhegan (Somerset) ME
Jillson Merle E    46    M 22    ME    ME    ME    Woollen Carder    Woollen Mill
_____ Nettie H    41    M 24    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Dorothy R    Daughter    22    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ William D    Son    11    S    ME    ME    ME    none
_____ Mrs Sarah    Mother    69    Wd 22    ME    ME    ME    none
Davis Blanche M    Sister    39    M 22    ME    ME    ME    none

1900 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Morse Frank    Dec 1876    M 3    ME    ME    ME    Farmer
_____ Etter E    July 1877    M 3    0    0    ME    ME    ME
_____ Elen E    Mother    Nov 1838    Wd    ME    ME    ME

1910 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Morse Eliza E    72    Wd    3    3    ME    ME    ME    none
Davis    Elsworth W    Son    47    S    ME    ME    ME    Edger    Stave Mill

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Joseph P Wight    31    Post Master    500    100    Otisfield ME
Diantha J    “     26    Otisfield ME
Clara E “     5    Otisfield ME
Caroline M “ 3    Otisfield ME

1870 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Wight Joseph P    41    Farmer    1000    427    ME
_____ Diantha J    36    Keeping House    ME
_____ Clarra E    15    At Home    ME
_____ Claroline    13    At Home    ME

1900 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Wight Joseph P    Mar 1829    Wd    ME    ME    ME    Farmer
Wood Peter    S in law    Feb 1860    M 10    Canada    Canada    Canada    Day Laborer
_____ Carrie M    Daughter    Feb 1857    M 10    1    1    ME    ME    ME
Foster [Fortier?] Georgie L    G Daughter    June 1882    S    ME    ME    ME    House Maid


Name: Franklin Morse ,  
Residence: Otisfield, Maine
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1862
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 18 August 1862 at the age of 22. Enlisted in Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 18 Aug 1862. Discharged for wounds Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 11 May 1865.
 Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. (MERoster) Published in 1861-1866 by Stevens & Sayward


Caroline Edwards, Husband Marcus Morse and daughter Eleanor are buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery, Otisfield ME.
Franklin Morse and wife Eliza are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Otisfield ME.

Published History/Genealogy:

Morse, Marcus ... lived in Dunkertown, near the pond where his grandson Frank last lived, the house is now rotted down (1941)

Cyrus ... m. Mrs. Hester (Patch) Andrews, 2/23/1857

Joseph Perley Wight 3/16/1829-3/24/1905 m 5/12/1853 Diantha J (11/8/1833-10/4/1889) dau of Marcus and Caroline Morse, hung himself in his shop with a trace chain.

David C. Jillson son of David Cargill Jillson and Alice Scribner 12/23/1841-3/11/1915 m 11/1/1861 Sarah dau of Marcus and Caroline Morse. He lived south of Scribner Hill, where Wash. Edwards previously lived. He was a powerful man and cut a large amount of cordwood, at which he excelled the ordinary man.

Morse, Franklin, son of Marcus, b. July 23, 1840, d. June 9, 1892. He married int. Nov. 17, 1866 Eliza Ellen, dau. of Enoch and Mehitable (Swett) Haskell, b. Nov. 12, 1837, d. Apr. 19, 1915. She was the divorced wife of Silas E. Davis, and had two children by him; Ellsworth and Florence. He lived on his fathers old place except for a few years he lived on the flat north of Bell Hill, where Jack Hill now lives (1941). He enl. Aug. 18, 1862 in Co. H. 17th Me. Regt. wounded May 12, 1863. Children;
Frank born Dec. 25, 1875, d. Nov. 24, 1918, m. Etta Edwards, Oct. 8, 1896. He died in the Insane Hospital at Augusta. Had children, Charles, Leland, Dawson, Mattie, and Stella.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition