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

marker Caleb Edwards

Father: Mother:

William Edwards
Lydia Baker

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

8/17/1795 Gilmanton NH 3/31/1885 Otisfield ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Hannah Welch

George Welch Abigail Fowler

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

11/30/1869 Otisfield ME
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Harriet N Strout Gay

Daniel Strout Hannah _____

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

8/19/1818 Raymond ME 9/14/1900 Casco ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Abigail Stevens Edwards 8/8/1821 Otisfield ME 10/6/1903 Casco ME
Cordelia Maguire Edwards 11/8/1826 Otisfield ME 2/17/1899 Otisfield ME
Van Ransellier Stevens Edwards 7/29/1839 Otisfield ME 2/27/1893 Cape Elizabeth ME


Family located Otisfield ME
Occupation Farmer

Caleb Edwards was drafted as soldier in War of 1812; he served in Capt. Asa Ingall's Co., Sept. 14-28, 1814.

Other Info:


1820 Raymond (Cumberland) ME
Edwards, Caleb
1 female under 10
1 male 1 female 16-26
1 agri

1830 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
1 female 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 female 20-30
1 male 30-40
1 female 50-60
1 male 80-90

1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Caleb Edwards 1 male 5-10
1 female 10-15
1 female 20-30
1 male 2 females 40-50
1 female 60-70
1 male 70-80

1850 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Caleb Edwards    56    Farmer    750
Hannah    55
Van R    16
Abigail Welch    80
Catherine     "    58

1860 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Caleb Edwards    67    Farmer    375    360    Gilmanton NH
Hannah    65    Wife    Raymond ME

1870 The Town of Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Caleb    75    Farmer    700    666    NH
_____ Harriett N    57    Keeping House    ME
_____ V R S    39    Shoe Maker    ME
_____ Harriett    13    Keeping House    ME
_____ George A    11    At Home    ME
_____ Charles N    9    At Home    ME
_____ Johnnie    6    At Home    ME

1880 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Caleb    85    Farmer    NH    NH    MA
_____ Harriet N    62    Wife    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME

1900 Casco town (Cumberland) ME
Dingley Levi    Mar 1842    M 33    ME    ME    ME    Farmer
_____ Delphina    Dec 1846    M 33    2    1    ME    ME    ME
_____ George A    Son    Apr 1873    M 5    ME    ME    ME    Farm laborer
_____ Luella M    Wife    June 1977    M 5    ME    ME    ME
Edwards Harriet N    Boarder    Aug 1818    Wd    0    0    ME    ME    ME


Caleb Edwards, wives Hannah and Harriet, and daughters Abigail and Rhoda are buried in Forrest Edwards' Cemetery, Otisfield ME.


For more information about the ancestors of Harriet N Strout Gay, see this section of cheney family tree.

Published History/Genealogy:

The following is the statement of Caleb, son of Wm. Edwards. "My father came to Otisfield when I was 15 months old. He bought 230 acres of land of Mr. Peirce adjoining Raymond on the east side of Pleasant Pond and built a house there. He did not stay there long but built where Alonzo Edwards now lives and moved there. I lived on the old place where he first built, afterwards, and then Washington Edwards lived there. When I was eight years old I used to go to Raymond Center or Raymond Hill and carry English turnips and swap them for apples. I went on horseback as there was no road to Raymond at that time only spotted trees and a trail wide enough for a horse. My father was in the army when my older brother Simeon was born, and I have heard him tell of going barefoot and suffering from bleeding feet. I worked on the road that was first cut, on the east side of Pleasant Pond into Otisfield. They began at the Raymond line and worked up near to the Harvey Mayberry place. The work done was cutting and clearing away trees. The road had not been cut out at that time. The road was crooked as we cut it out, running from one house to another, but has since been straightened."

Caleb Edwards son of William lived in Thompson Pond Plantation on the hill east of where Dominicus Edwards lived and north of the Phineas Morse house. He and Dominicus did not agree very well on most things. He forbade Dominicus from going across his land by way of an old road always used, and fenced it up. Dominicus thought that if he could not use the road to get to his land on the other side, that he would fix it so neither Caleb or anyone else could use it, so one night he took four oxen and hauled great boulders and filled the road full and it remains so to this day. Caleb was drafted as a soldier in the War of 1812, served in Capt. Asa Ingalls Co. Sept. 14 to 28, 1814.
Source: History of Otisfield by William Samuel Spurr; Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield, 2nd edition