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Margaret (Smith) Edwards (abt. 1763 - abt. 1821)

Margaret (Peggy) "Amanda" Edwards formerly Smith aka Sheridan
Born about in Long Island, Queens, New Yorkmap
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Daughter of and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 13 Aug 1775 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 1 Nov 1800 in St Bernards Catholic Church in old Galveztown, Ascension, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States of Americamap
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Margaret Smith (c.1763-1821) was baptized 13 Oct 1765 at St George's Church, Hempstead, Long Island, "daughter of Morrice and Mary Smith of Chester, Conn."[1] who moved from New York to British West Florida about 1777.

Morgan Edwards (c.1750-Apr 1798) and Margaret Smith married about 1782.

Known children:
  1. Mary Edwards (about 1783-before 1810) married 1 Jul 1800 John Wood (1777-1857) at St. Bernard's Church in old Galveztown.
  2. John Wilkes "Jack" Edwards (26 Jul 1784-20 Sep 1847 or 1853) married Mary Jane Weathersby, also had two children by Nancy Ann Lloyd; the first sheriff of St Tammany Parish in 1813 His birthdate is often given as 26 Jul 1774. But the Census of 1840, Washington Parish, shows him aged 50-60.
  3. Daniel Edwards (29 Jan 1787-5 Jul 1877) m.7 Apr 1814 Mary "Polly" Cooper (d.1827), 5 children; m.17 Jul 1834 Eliza Bankston (1814-1882) lived in Tangipahoa Pr, LA; State Representative and Senator, 10 children
  4. Margaret "Peggy" Edwards (30 Jul 1789-6 Nov 1864) m.1805 Samuel Simms; m.1816 James Lorriens; m.1821 Thomas Tate
  5. Aner Edwards (1 Feb 1792-before 1829) never married. She was baptized 5 April 1793 as "Maria Luisa,"
  6. Robert Edwards (c.1794-c.1835) m.17 Mar 1819 Esther (Hester) Gill, State Legislator
  7. Charles Morgan Edwards (8 Dec 1797-8 Oct 1835) m.31 Dec 1818 Eliza Roach (1800-1866) She ran the Planters Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi.

After Morgan's death, she married Hugh Sheridan 1 Nov 1800 at St Bernard's Church in (old) Galveztown, Louisiana.

  1. Samuel Sheridan (6 May 1801-20 Feb 1867) married 1841 Rebecca Elizabeth Hunt (1821-1895) lived in Washington Parrish, LA. 5 children.
  2. Charlotte Sheridan (8 Mar 1804-late 1844) married 20 Feb 1831 Dr. John Allen Veatch (5 Mar 1808-24 Apr 1870).


  1. [ Adventures for God : a history of St. George's Episcopal Church, Hempstead, Long Island by John Sylvanus Haight. page 261]

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UNKNOWN-158547 and Smith-87720 appear to represent the same person because: These 2 are the same. Can you please merge them?

Thanks, Terri Viola

posted by Terri (Ott) Viola

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