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

Richard Dent Edwards

Male 1782 - 1856  (74 years)


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  • Name Richard Dent Edwards 
    Born 1782  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Sep 1856  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I071260  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 

    Father Benjamin Edwards,   b. Bef 1735, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Dent,   b. 1739, Newport West Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Newport West Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married Newport West Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Dyson,   b. Aft 1780, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years) 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Marshall Edwards,   b. 16 Dec 1832, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1885, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F32670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • This line researched by Alan Sturm

      1/2/1828: ST. MARY'S COUNTY COURT (Land Records) JH 8, 1827-1830 MSA CE
      121-2 (page 91) (My Abstract). Indenture made 1/2/1828 Richard Dent Edwards for the sum of $247.50 to Susannah Burroughs all the following tract or parcel of land: Part of Good Penny Worth with Addition, Part of Plains of Jericho with Addition; part Dimond's Venture now included into one tract called "Poor Hopes". Beg. at a Spanish oak on the Cool Springs road side also a bound tree of Dimond's Venture containing 60 acres including houses, out houses, woods, water courses. Lydia Edwards, wife of Richard Dent Edwards agrees to sale. (Courtesy, Tom Jennings).

      9/24/1856: Balance and distribution of the estate of Richard D. Edwards by Joseph D. Edwards, administrator. To: Mary E. Reeves, daughter; Permelia Edwards, daughter; Joseph D. Edwards, son; Richard M. Edwards, son; Alexander Edwards, son; Martha A. Byrd, daughter; Elkanah Edwards, son; and John Edwards, Julia Edwards, and Rose Edwards, grandchildren (who got 1/3 each of 1/8 pt.).
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      LR: In my opinion, Richard Dent Edwards was either the son or grandson of Benjamin Edwards and Mary Dent.


      1850, Bryantown, Charles Co.:
      Richard B Edwards 68, tavernkeeper
      Alexander Edwards 23, blacksmith
      Amelia Edwards 22

      1850, 5th Dist., St. Mary's County:
      Elizabeth M. Edwards, 70
      Harriett Edwards, 35, insane (must be a daughter of Richard Dent Edwards)
      Joseph B. Edwards, 19 (this was Joseph Dent Edwards, son of Richard Dent Edwards)
      Richard M. Edwards, 17 (this was Richard Marshall Edwards, son of Richard Dent Edwards)
      Martha A. Edwards, 15 (this was Martha Ann Edwards, dau. of Richard Dent Edwards, who m. Thomas J. Byrd)
      Elkanah Edwards, 13 (again, son of RDE)
      Mary S. Edwards, 6, b. Charles Co. (she has to be a daughter of RDE)
      (all b. in St. Mary's County except Mary)