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Anson Stiles Edgerton, son of Daniel Lee and Lucretia (Case) Edgerton.

 

born:

April 2, 1823; Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT.

died:

December 11, 1893; West Granby, Hartford Co., CT.  (VR 3:510)

buried:

Feeding Hills Cemetery; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.

 

married:

November 21, 1854; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.  (VR 1:356)

 

Hannah Baker Prince, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Popkins) Prince.

 

born:

April 14, 1825; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

died:

January 4, 1910; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.  (MA State DC #339)

buried:

January 6, 1910; Feeding Hills Cemetery; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.  (MA State DC #339)

 

Children:

  1. Alice E., b. January 13, 1856; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA. 

 


Anson Stiles Edgerton was born at Barkhamsted, Connecticut on April 2, 1823.  He was the third son and fourth child of Daniel Lee and Lucretia (Case) Edgerton.  Anson appears to have gone mainly by his middle name, as he is usually referred to in census and military records as “Stiles Edgerton” or “A. Stiles Edgerton”.  The only known reference to his full name is from his death record (Granby VR 3:510).

 

Stiles was raised in Barkhamstead and upon his maturity settled in Agawam (Feeding Hills), Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he resided for the majority of his adult life.  He was probably the Stiles Edgerton, farmer, aged 25 from New Hartford, Connecticut, who was listed as a passenger on the ship “Selman” leaving New York on April 11, 1849 bound for San Francisco and the recently discovered Gold Fields of California (see NEHGR, Vol. 90, Jan. 1936, p. 32).  Whether Stiles was successful in his western pursuits is not known; however, by 1854 he had apparently returned back east.

 

Stiles Edgerton was married at Hartford, Connecticut on November 21, 1854 to Hannah Baker Prince, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Popkins) Prince of Springfield, Massachusetts.  According to the marriage record (Hartford VR 1:356), “Stiles Edgerton” was a farmer, aged 31, born in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, son of Lee Edgerton, and resident of Holyoke, Massachusetts at the time of the marriage.  Hannah was aged 28, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, daughter of Daniel Prince, and a resident of West Springfield, Massachusetts.

 

Stiles and Hannah (Prince) Edgerton had only one child – a daughter Alice E., born at Agawam, Massachusetts on January 13, 1856.  The 1860 Federal Census lists Alice’s age as “9”, indicating that she was born circa 1851, but this is certainly in error given the marriage of her parents in 1854.  A more consistent birthyear circa 1856 is reported in the 1870 and 1880 Federal Census enumerations (see below).  Furthermore, Alice’s obituary (The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, June 11, 1943) gives her complete birthdate as January 13, 1856.

 

Stiles Edgerton, “a carpenter, of Agawam, Massachusetts”, enlisted on  September 2, 1862, “aged 38”, for service as a private in the Union Army.  He served in the I Company, 46th Infantry Regiment of Massachusetts and was discharged at New Berne, North Carolina on June 3, 1863 (see Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War).

 

The household of “Stiles Edgerton” was recorded in the 1860 Federal Census of Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts (pg. 645; dwelling #204; family #222; enum. July 12, 1860), as follows:

 

Stiles Edgerton

36

b. CT

carpenter     $200 personal estate

Hannah

35

b. MA

 

Alice E.

9

b. MA

 

 

The family was residing at this time in the same dwelling as James and Mariah Leonard.

 

The household of “Stiles Edgarton” was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts (pg. 13; dwelling #160; family #181; enum. July 26, 1870), as follows:

 

Stiles Edgarton

47

b. CT

carpenter     $1,500 real estate / $500 personal estate

Hannah

45

b. MA

keeping house

Alice

14

b. MA

attending school

 

The household of “Styles Edgerton” was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts (pg. 18; dwelling #45; family #46; enum. July 18-21, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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

Styles Edgerton

head

57

CT

CT

CT

carpenter

Hannah

wife

55

MA

MA

MA

keeping house

 

Anson Stiles Edgerton died at West Granby, Connecticut on December 11, 1893.  According the record of his death (Granby VR 3:510), he was aged 70 years and 8 months, married, a carpenter, resident of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, born in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, son of Lee Edgerton and Lucretia Case.  Anson was buried at the Feeding Hills Cemetery, in Agawam, Massachusetts.

 

The household of Mrs. “Anna” Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts (pg. 19; dwelling #337; family #354; enum. June 20, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

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Anna Edgerton

head

Apr. 1825

MA

75

Wd

MA

MA

 

According to the above census record, Hannah was the mother of one child.

 

Mrs. Hannah (Prince) Edgerton died at Agawam, Massachusetts on January 4, 1910.  According to her death certificate (#339), she was the widow of “Stiles Edgerton”, aged 84 years, 8 months and 20 days, and had been born at Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Daniel Prince and Sarah Popkins.  Hannah was buried beside her husband at Feeding Hills Cemetery on January 6, 1910.

 

There has been little report of the descendants of Stiles and Hannah’s only daughter, Alice E. Edgerton.  She was married to Charles Edgar Wilner, of Dalton, Massachusetts and had six children, many of whom resided in the Dalton area.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1860 Federal Census – household of Anson Stiles Edgerton; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.

1870 Federal Census – household of Anson Stiles Edgerton; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.

1880 Federal Census – household of Anson Stiles Edgerton; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.

1900 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Hannah Baker (Prince) Edgerton; Agawam, Hampden Co., MA.

Death Certificate – Mrs. Hannah Baker (Prince) Edgerton; Massachusetts State Death Certificates; #339.