Emily Edwards is the daughter of
Ebenezer Edwards and Elizabeth A. Daniels. She was born
18 Mar 1854 in Johnson county, Iowa. She died 9 Dec 1888 at age 34 in
Crawford county, Kansas. She is buried at Girard, Crawford, Kansas.
Between 1870 and 1880, she married Crawford Asa Perry. He is the son of Giles Perry
and Hannah Marie Witherell. Crawford's sister, Sarah Rose, married Emily's brother,
John Austin Edwards.
Crawford was born 4 May 1850 in Clay county, Illinois. He died 28 Sep 1899 at age 49
in McCune, Crawford, Kansas. He is buried at Girard, Crawford, Kansas.
Children of Emily Edwards and Crawford Asa Perry:
- Gertrude Elisabeth Perry was born 23 Feb 1877 in Jefferson county, Kansas.
- Alice Perry was born in Apr 1880 in Kansas. (Alice's existence
is in question. See note below.)
- Bert Ebenezer Perry was born 4 May 1880 in Chase county, Kansas.
- Kitty Eunice Viola Perry was born 22 Jun 1882 in Marion county, Kansas.
She died 7 Feb 1884 at age 19 months in Marion county, Kansas.
- Charles Elsworth Perry was born 29 May 1884 in Cedar Point, Chase, Kansas.
- Mary Blanche Perry was born 17 Aug 1887 in Marion county, Kansas.
She died 6 Nov 1888 at age 14 months in Crawford county, Kansas. She is
buried at Girard, Crawford, Kansas.
Alice: Alice only appears in the 1880 census, where she is clearly
listed as a female born in April 1880. By the 1885 Kansas census, she is no
longer listed but there is a Bertie -- a male, age 4. Since the 1885 census
was to be taken as of 1 Mar 1885, a child of age 4 would have been born
between Mar 1880 and February 1881. Alice, born in April, fits in that
range. But so does Bert who was born in May 1880. The easiest conclusion is
that the 1880 entry for Alice is completely wrong and really refers to Bert.
The individuals in this family appear in the following census
- Emily: 1856 census. Iowa Census. Newport, Johnson, IA p. 888.
- Emily: 1860 census. Gower, Cedar, IA. p.187.
- Emily: 1870 census. Oskaloosa, Jefferson, KS. p. 40.
- 1880 census. Chase, KS. p. 18.
- 1885 census. Kansas census. Cottonwood, Chase, KS.
- 1895 census. Kansas census. Oskaloosa, Jefferson, KS. p. 2.