Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Edwards

Male 1748 - 1833  (85 years)


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  • Name John Edwards 
    Born 1748  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1833  Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036552  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Hayden Edwards,   b. 16 Mar 1715/16, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1803, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Penelope Sanford,   b. 1723, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1809, Logan County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Bef 1742  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Wroe,   b. 5 May 1748, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1768  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Wroe Edwards
     2. Elizabeth Edwards,   b. Abt 1769, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. Hayden Edwards,   b. 12 Aug 1771, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1849, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. John Henry Edwards,   b. 19 Sep 1773, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1851, Bourbon County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Benjamin Wroe Edwards,   b. Abt 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     6. Susannah Edwards,   b. Abt 1778, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Amos Edwards,   b. Abt 1781, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1834, Russelville, Logan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     8. Jane Edwards,   b. Abt 1783, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Nancy Edwards,   b. Abt 1784, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Gustavus Erixon Edwards,   b. Abt 1786, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1856, Wharton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     11. George Edwards,   b. Abt 1788, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1790, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     12. Polly Edwards,   b. Abt 1789, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F18198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will Of John Edwards, Cape Girardeau County, Mo Will Book B, Page 110-111; 17 Sep 1832; 14 Feb 1834
      In The Name Of God Amen!!
      I John Edwards Senr Of The County Of Cape Girardeau, And The State Of Mesurie, A Citizen Of The United States Of America, Formerly A Member Of The Senate, In Congress; Do Make Ordain And Declair This Instrument Which Is Written With My Own & Subscribed With My Name, To Be My Last Will And Testament; Hereby Revoking All Others; I Imprise All My Just Debts Legally Proved, To Be Paid In The Said State Of Mesury, Out Of Any Property Or Money That I May Own At My Death In Mesurie State And Out Of Any Arrairs Of Pension, That May Be Due Me Together With Any Debts Due Me By Notes In Said State, Or Kentucky. One Note On Philips And Dey Now In My Possession For Two Hundred & Fifty Five Dollars; They Live In Kentucky; Also Notes To Very Consideral Amount, Delivd To Albert Dupe For Collection, In Presense Of Mr George Baker Which Has Never Been Returned, Nor The Proceeds, A Letter Late From Him Informs Me He Shall Collect A Part; All Lands That I May Yet Own Or At My Death In Kentucky I Leave One Fourth To My Daughter Jane Bealle, & One Fourth To My Son Majr John Edwards Junr, And The Other Half To Preciller Johnson And Her Children With Any Moneys Debts Or Property That I May Own After My Mesury Debts Are Paid, To Be Divided Equally Between Her And Her Children Which I Have Adopted As Mine, All Which I Hope My Executors Will Attend To, Who Will Be Hereinafter Mentioned. I Wish Nothing But A Plain Decent Burial, After My Death. Item. I Leave All Or Any Slaves I May Own At My Decease Free From Bondage In Any Part Of The United States, And Do Hereby Immancipate Them Fully And Freely Forever And Their Children After Them; Which I Hope My Executors Will Attend To. Lastly I Constitute My Good Friend George Scrips Executor Of My Last Will And Testament. In Witness Of All And Each Of Things Herein Contained I Have Hereunto Set My Hand And Seal This 17th Day Of September 1832.

      Witness Present John Edwards Senr (Seal

      Wm. M. Limbaugh

      Wm. H. Scripps

      P.S. In Case Of The Removal Or The Decease Of My Friend, George Scrips, I Do By These Presents Constitute And Appoint My Friend Benjamin Bacon Another Executor Of My Last Will , To Succeed In That Case As Aforesaid; Witness My Hand And Seal This Day And Year Aforesaid.

      John Edwards Senr (Seal)

      State Of Missouri, County Of Cape Girardeau, Ss

      We, William H. Scripps and William M. Limbaugh , do solemnly swear that John Edwards Senr (now deceased) did on the seventeenth day of September 1833, publish the within and foregoing, as his last will and testament; that he was then of sound and disposing mind and memory, that he subscribed the same, in our presence and that we signed our names as witness to the same, at the request and in the presence of the testator, as also in the presence of each other and that the said testator declared the same to be his last will and testament--

      Wm. H. Scripps

      Wm. M. Limbaugh

      Sworn to and Subscribed before the Clerk of the County Court this the 14 day Of February A.D. 1834

      Peter R. Gassett, Clk County Court Peter R. Gassett Clk

      Recorded March 3rd 1834 By His Deputy Benjamin Bacon
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      Before moving to Kentucky, John became known for his pro-slavery beliefs. Also before moving to Kentucky there were business transactions between John Edwards and several of his brothers-in--law. The records of Prince William County, Virginia contain the following:

      "Know all men by these presents that I Richard Wroe and Benjamin Wroe of Prince William County have bargained and sold unto John Edwards of Lincoln County (Kentucky), our rights, titles to a negro girl named Roseland, by the last will of our father , to the children return to us with the following executors, William Wroe and Thomas Wroe. We see and convey our rights of the value of 25 pounds received and vest him the said John Edwards, with the power and authority we have to manage and direct the said negro and as our brother, William Wroe, is deceased it is not known whether there is three or four parts to the said negro girl, if only three then said Edwards is to make up our portion over and above half, as witness our hands and seal this 3rd day of December 1783. Richard Wroe and Benjamin Wroe. "

      Test. Carty Wells and William Wroe at a Court held for Prince William County this 1st day of March 1784. This Bill of Sale from Richard Wroe and Benjamin Wroe to John Edwards was proved by the Oathes of the Witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

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