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


Paul Richmond Edwards

Father: Mother:

James McLellan Edwards
Elizabeth Ann Rolfe

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

8/21/1907 Westbrook ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Annie Rebecca Proctor 10/13/1863 Gorham ME James Proctor Mary Dexter

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

Windsor N S 2/8/1870
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Mary Elizabeth Myles 12/6/1871 Portsmouth NH Jeremiah Myles Bessie Frazier

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

5/24/1846 Welsford N B


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Charles Benjamin Edwards 9/18/1864 Gorham ME

Harry Lewis Edwards 10/20/1866 Gorham ME

Annie Louise Edwards 1/27/1870 Gorham ME

Edward Lincoln Edwards 2/7/1881

Bessie Maria Edwards 9/25/1883


Family located: Gorham ME; Columbia Falls ME; Westbrook ME
Occupation: Paper Mill Employee

Paul Richmond Edwards enlisted as a Private in Co. A, 5th. Me. Vol. Regt. Inf., May 3, 1861; was mustered into service June 24, 1861; was promoted to rank of Corporal, July 30, 1861; and finally to rank of Sergeant. He served with the Army of the Potomac in every battle, including that of Gettysburg, after which he was detailed as recruiting officer at Portland, Me. He was mustered out July 26, 1864.

Member of Warren Phillips Lodge, No 186, AF&AM of Maine, Cloudman Post, No 100, GAR of Maine.

Edward L. Edwards enlisted in U. S. service, May 1, 1904; served with Troop "M", 12th. U. S. Cavalry in the Philipine Islands, Sept. 1, 1904 to Aug. 15, 1905; was transferred to 23rd. Company Coast Artillery, Atlantic Division, Sept. 5, 1906; and was honorably discharged, May 1, 1907, by reason of expiration of term of enlistment.

Present occupation: Clerk

Member of Warren Phillips Lodge, No 186, AF&AM of ME.

Bessie Maria Edwards graduated from Gorham Normal School in 1906.

Other Info:

Paul Richmond Edwards d valvular disease of heart


1860 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Richmond Edwards    23    Shoemaker
living with many others in the home of Jonathan Dow, Landlord

1870 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Richmond    34    Clerk in Store    ME
_____ Charles B    5    At school    ME
_____ Harry    3    ME
_____ Anna M    4/12    ME
_____ Maria A    40    Keeping house    ME

1880 Gorham (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Richmond    43    Farmer    ME    ME    ME
_____ Mary E    34    Wife    Keeping  house    N S    N S    N S
_____ Charles B    15    Son    At home    ME    ME    N S
_____ Henry L    13    Son    At school    ME    ME    N S
_____Anna L    10    Daughter    At school    ME    ME    N S

1900 Westbrook Town (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Paul R    June 1846    M 28    ME    ME    ME    paper sorter
_____ Mary E    May 1848    m 28    2    2    Canada    Canada    Canada
_____ Bessie M    Daughter    Sept 1883    S    ME    ME    Canada    At School
_____ Leroy L    G son    Nov 1892    S    ME    ME    ME

1910 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Mary E    64    Wd    2    2    Canada    Canada    Canada    none    at home
_____ Edward L    son    29    S    ME    Canada    Canada    Laborer    Paper Mill
_____ Bessie M    Daughter    26    S    ME    Canada    Canada    School Teacher    M__ School

1920 Westbrook (Cumberland) ME
Edwards Mary E    72    WD    Canada    England    England    none
_____ Bessie    Daughter    37    S    ME    ME    Canada    Teacher    Public School



Paul Richmond Edwards and wives Annie and Mary are buried in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham ME.