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Ambrose H. Edgerton, son of Nat Ford and Sylvia A. (White) Edgerton.

 

born:

March 1839; Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY.  (CR CO1900 Otero Co. Pct 12)

died:

April 9, 1932; La Junta, Otero Co., CO.

buried:

April 11, 1932; Fairview Cemetery; La Junta, Otero Co., CO.  (GI)

 

married:

September 21, 1864; Mercer Co., IL.  (Co. VR A:91)

 

Letitia A. Robb, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Long) Robb.

 

born:

March 1842; Warren Co., IL.  (CR CO1900 Otero Co. Pct 12)

died:

January 13, 1910; San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.  (OB San Diego Union  1/15/1910)

buried:

Greenwood Memorial Park; San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Etta F., b. June 1865; Madison Township, Mahaska Co., IA.
  2. Ambrose Robb, b. January 1869; Madison Township, Mahaska Co., IA.
  3. Elizabeth Sylvia, b. May 1874; Madison Township, Mahaska Co., IA.
  4. Grace, b. September 22, 1878; Madison Township, Mahaska Co., IA.
  5. Letitia E., b. July 12, 1886; Madison Township, Mahaska Co., IA.

 


The household of “A. H. Edgerton” was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Madison Township, Mahaska County, Iowa (pg. 275; dwelling #2; family #2; enum. August 10, 1870), as follows:

 

A. H. Edgerton

31

b. NY

farmer     $9,600  real estate / $2,376 personal estate

Letitia

28

b. IL

keeping house

Etta F.

5

b. IA

 

A. R.

1

b. IA

 

Nat F.

75

b. MA

farmer

Sylvia

61

b. NY

keeping house

R. N. McCombs

22

b. OH

farm hand

 

The following biographical excerpt is taken from History of Mahaska County, Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa; Union Historical Company, 1878):

 

“EDGERTON, A. H., farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Oskaloosa; owns 240 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born in Oneida county, N. Y., in 1839; came to Iowa in 1865; married Miss L. Robb, in 1864; she was born in Warren Co., Ills., in 1842; they have three children: Ettie F., A. R., and S. E.  Mrs. E. is a member of the Baptist Church.”

 

The household of Ambrose Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Madison Township, Mahaska County, Iowa (dwelling #14; family #14; enum. June 2&5, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ambrose Edgerton

 

41

NY

[-?-]

NY

farmer

Letitia

wife

38

IL

PA

TN

keeping house

Etty F.

dau.

15

IA

NY

IL

at school

Robb

son

11

IA

NY

IL

at school

Elizabeth

dau.

6

IA

NY

IL

 

Grace

dau.

1

IA

NY

IL

 

 

The household of Ambrose H. Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Precinct #12, Otero County, Colorado (pg. 114; dwelling #591; family #617; enum. June 23, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

----------------------------

--------

------------------------

--------

-----------

----------

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Ambrose H. Edgerton

head

Mar. 1839

NY

61

M 35y

MA

NY

Letitia R.

wife

Mar. 1842

IL

58

M 35y

PA

TN

Ambrose R.

son

Jan. 1869

IA

31

S

NY

IL

Letitia E.

dau.

July 1885

IA

14

S

NY

IL

Etta F.

dau.

June 1865

IA

34

S

NY

IL

 

According to the above census record, Letitia R. was the mother of five children, all of whom were still living.  Ambrose H. was listed as a “farmer & stock raiser”, as was his son, Ambrose R.  Letitia E. was noted as “at school”, and Etta F. was listed as a “missionary for Baptist church in India.”

 

The following obituary notice for Mrs. Letitia (Robb) Edgerton was printed in the San Diego Union on January 15, 1910:

 

“EDGERTON – In this city, January 13, 1910, Letitia R. Edgerton, wife of Ambrose H. Edgerton and mother of Mrs. E. H. Merwin of this city, Mrs Bruce Colton of Berkeley Cal., Miss Etta F., Miss Letitia and A. R. Edgerton of La Junta Col.; a native of Illinois, aged 67 years, 10 months.

 

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to be held at Bradley & Woolman’s chapel today at 10 o’clock a.m. Rev. W.B. Hinson will officiate.  Interment Greenwood cemetery.”

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1870 Federal Census – household of Ambrose H. Edgerton; Madison Twp., Mahaska Co., IA.

1880 Federal Census – household of Ambrose H. Edgerton; Madison Twp., Mahaska Co., IA.

1900 Federal Census – household of Ambrose H. Edgerton; Precinct #12, Otero Co., CO.