He appears with Minerva and their son Preston in the 1870 census of Mound, McDonough County, IL. Minerva left Edward by 1877 and he sued for and was granted a divorce in that year. According to the obituary of Preston Wright he was 42 in 1898 which makes his birth year about 1856 and marriage year for Minverva and Preston about 1855-6.
↑ Illinois, McDonough County, Chancery Record Book K, page 262.
↑ Illinois, McDonough County, The Macomb Journal, Volume 45, Number 27, page 1, column 2, 17 March 1898