Maria (Edwards) Estes
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Maria (Edwards) Estes (1809 - 1893)

Maria Estes formerly Edwards
Born in Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 15 Jun 1834 in Gorham, Mainemap
Died at age 83 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Sep 2009
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Maria Edwards was born on 8 June 1809 in Gorham, Maine. Her parents were Samuel Edwards and Martha (McLellan) Edwards[1].

She married Joseph Estes on 15 June 1834 in Gorham, Maine[2]. They had eight children[3]:

1. Martha M., born 19 Jul 1835; married William Jones
2. Albert S., born 21 Feb 1837; killed at the Battle of Manassas in 1862
3. Dana, born 4 Mar 1840; married 1st Louise Reid, 2nd Grace Couse
4. Abba A., born 13 Jun 1842
5. Mary H., born 11 Aug 1844; married E.P. Pennell
6. George H., born 10 Jul 1847; died young
7. Ellen M., born 14 Jun 1849; married Edward Hooper
8. Harriet A., born 12 Aug 1851; married A.P. Ayer

Maria passed away on 21 April 1893[4] and is buried in Eastern Cemetery in Gorham.


  1. "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Maria Edwards, 08 Jun 1809; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine; FHL microfilm 10,930.
  2. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Joseph Estes and Miss Maria Edwards, 15 Jun 1834; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, reference p 196; FHL microfilm 10,930.
  3. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 489.
  4. McLellan.

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