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


Van Ransellier Stevens Edwards

Father: Mother:

Caleb Edwards
Hannah Welch

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

Otisfield ME
Cape Elizabeth ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Elvira Ann Dresser 2/9/1854 Stoneham MA Elijah Charles Dresser Eliza Dresser

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

6/4/1830 Haverhill MA 2/14/1893 Norway ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Mary Esther Edwards 10/2/1854
6/13/1862 Otisfield ME
Hattie Elizabeth Edwards 10/1/1856

George Albert Edwards 12/12/1858

Charles Melvin Edwards 10/19/1861

John Herbert Edwards 1/27/1864 Naples ME 1/19/1928 St Petersburg FL


Family located: Otisfield ME; Cape Elizabeth ME
Occupation: Shoemaker

Other Info:

[1898 marriage record] grooms f of Cape Elizabeth , m of Georgetown MA b Georgetown MA; bride dau of Hiram Ellis and Ella R Ellis
Elvira Ann Edwards d heart failure; bur MA

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Elvira Edwards    28    Mistress    400    Georgetown MA
V R S    26    Farming
Mary E    5
Harriett E    3
George A    1

1880 Cape Elizabeth (Cumberland) ME
Edwards V R S    44    Widowed    Shoe Maker    ME    ME    ME
_____ Charles N    19    Son    Farm Laborer    ME    ME    ME
_____ John H    17    Son    Laborer    ME    ME    ME

1880 Georgetown (Essex) ME
Edwards Elvira A    50    Widowed    Keeping house    Inflammat?? ???    MA    ME    MA
Dresser Elijah W    36    Brother    Working in Shoe factory    MA    ME    MA
also 2 boarders in household


Mary Esther Edwards is buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery, Otisfield ME.


For more information on the ancestors of Elvira Ann Dresser, see this section of Dresser Family Genealogy - Main Line.

Published History/Genealogy:

Van Ransellier son of Caleb lived on the place with his father until after his children were born, later moved to South Portland or the Cape.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition