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Richard Edwards (1740 - 1826)

Richard Edwards
Born in Haverhill, Essex Co., MAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 4 Jul 1765 in Gorham, Cumberland Co., MEmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gorham, Cumberland Co., MEmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Sep 2009
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* EdwardsGenerations (S238) traces this family backwards before Richard for several generations. I include the generations here who intermarried with the McLellans.

They are an interesting story because many Edwards descendants fought (some died) for the Union. And of course the branch of the family on this site traces a southern set of McLellans, who are about 2nd cousins to this branch, who fought for Louisiana in the confederacy (and some died) in some of the same battles, according to regimental histories.

He and his wife Hannah had a total of 11 children.


1. [S490] A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John Edwards, 168_ - 1915, Llewellyn Nathanial Edwards, (Toronto: Privately Published, 1916), 65.

2. [S238]

3. [S240] History of Gorham, Maine, Hugh Davis McLellan, (Portland: Smith and Sale; rpt. Picton Press), 476.

Richard was born in 1740. He passed away in 1826.


  • Edwards Genealogy Web Page

Name: Richard Edwards, Event Type: Birth, Birth: Date 5 Sep 1740, Birth Place: Haverhill, Massachusetts,Father Name:John Edwards, Mother Name: Elizabeth Crockett

Source Information Title Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Author Publisher Operations, Inc.

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Looking to finish my family tree, which includes all the names listed above and my great grandfather Albert Marshall Edwards.

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