Samuel Edwards
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Samuel Edwards (1770 - 1847)

Samuel Edwards
Born in Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Jul 1792 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Sep 2009
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Biography

Samuel Edwards was born on 27 January 1770 in Gorham, Maine. His parents were Richard Edwards and Hannah (Lothrop) Edwards[1].

He married Martha McLellan on 8 July 1792[2]. They had ten children, all born in Gorham[3]:

1. James M., born 27 Jun 1793; married 1st Dolly Hill, 2nd Eliza Rolfe
2. Hannah, born 14 Jul 1796; married Simon Elder Jr.
3. Martha, born 17 Feb 1798; married Clark Swett
4. Bryce, born 23 Mar 1800; married Martha Irish
5. Charles, born 9 Mar 1802; died 1804
6. Charles, born 9 May 1805; died 1815
7. Mary Ann, born 8 Dec 1807; married William B. Harding
8. Maria, born 8 Jun 1809; married Joseph Estes
9. Abigail, born 25 Aug 1811; married Paul C. Richmond
10. Theodore B., born 25 May 1815; married Martha R. Gammon

Martha passed away in 1842, and Samuel married Susanna Pierce on 22 January 1843 in Westbrook[4]. They had no children.

Samuel passed away on 23 February 1847[5] in Gorham and is buried in South Street Cemetery.

Sources

  1. "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4M6-VF2 : 10 February 2018), Samuel Edwards, 27 Jan 1770; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,930.
  2. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F46Z-3JG : 10 February 2018), Samuel Edwards and Martha Mclellan, 08 Jul 1792; citing Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 9,781.
  3. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 477. [1]
  4. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4N3-X92 : 10 February 2018), Samuel Edwards and Susanna Pierce, 22 Jan 1843; citing Westbrook,Cumberland,Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 12,616.
  5. Headstone. See image.

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