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Austin Edgerton, son of Dan and Huldah (Fuller) Edgerton.

 

born:

1801; Monson, Hampden Co., MA.

died:

December 20, 1884; Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH.  (OB Marietta Register  12/23/1884)

buried:

Oak Grove Cemetery; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.  (GI)

 

married:

~February 19, 1826; New Braintree, Worcester Co., MA.  (int.)

 

Alma Ann Godfrey, daughter of Samuel and Patty (Gilmore) Godfrey.

 

born:

November 1, 1804; New Braintree, Worcester Co., MA.

died:

March 7, 1883; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.  (OB Marietta Intelligencer  3/15/1883)

buried:

Oak Grove Cemetery; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth N., b. December 23, 1826; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.
  2. Alma Ann, b. December 24, 1828; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.
  3. Mary Tidd, b. March 3, 1832; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.
  4. Margaret A., b. December 3, 1838; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.
  5. Abby Frances, b. January 15, 1845; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.

 


Austin Edgerton was born at Monson, Massachusetts in the year 1801, the eldest son of Dan Edgerton and his first wife, Huldah Fuller.  Austin was raised in Monson, Massachusetts.  He made his living as a shoemaker.

 

Austin Edgerton was married to Alma Ann Godfrey, daughter of Samuel and Patty (Gilmore) Godfrey, of New Braintree, Massachusetts.  The intention of Austin and Alma’s marriage was published at New Braintree on February 19, 1826 (see Vital Records of New Braintree).  Austin’s younger brother, Orrin Edgerton, was married at New Braintree to Maria Foster (intention published on February 26, 1826).

 

Austin and Alma Edgerton settled in the town of North Brookfield, where they had a family of at least five daughters:  Elizabeth N. (who died at the age of nineteen years), Alma Anna (who married John Dakin), Mary Tidd (who married John Bigelow), Margaret A. (who married Thomas C. Flanegin), and Abby Frances (who married James Irwin Wilson).  The 1830 Federal Census (see below) indicates that there may have been one other daughter, who probably died young.

 

The household of Austin Edgerton was recorded in the 1830 Federal Census of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pg. 544), with the following enumeration:

 

1 male “of 20 and under 30”  (Austin);

1 female “of 30 and under 40”  (wife ?);

1 female “of 20 and under 30”  (wife Alma); and,

3 females “under 5 years of age”  (daughters Elizabeth, Alma and ?).

 

The household of Austin Edgerton was recorded in the 1840 Federal Census of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pg. 199), with the following enumeration:

 

1 male “30 and under 40”  (Austin);

1 female “30 and under 40”  (wife Alma);

2 female “10 and under 15”  (daughters Elizabeth and Alma);

1 female “5 and under 10”  (daughter Mary); and,

1 female “under 5 years”  (daughter Margaret).

 

The household of Austin Edgerton was recorded in the 1850 Federal Census of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pp. 1-2; dwelling #14, family #18; enum. August 19, 1850), as follows:

 

Austin Edgerton

48

b. MA

shoemaker

Alma A.

45

b. MA

 

Ann A.

20

b. MA

 

Margaret A.

11

b. MA

attended school

Abby F.

6

b. MA

attended school

Peter Coniff

13

b. Ireland

 

 

By 1860, Austin had removed to Marietta, in Washington County, Ohio, where he resided for the remainder of his life.

 

The household of Austin Edgerton was recorded in the 1860 Federal Census of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio (pg. 136; dwelling #81, family #84; enum. June 5, 1860), as follows:

 

Austin Edgerton

58

b. MA

shoe maker     $200 personal estate

Emily

58

b. MA

 

Almer A.

28

b. MA

 

Margaret

20

b. MA

teacher

Abbie

16

b. MA

 

 

The household of Austin Edgerton was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of that year (Ward 3; pg. 351; dwelling #194; family #213; enum. July 14, 1870).  They were enumerated as follows: 

 

Austin Edgerton

68

b. MA

works in shoe shop

Mary [sic]

63

b. MA

keeping house

 

The household of Austin Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio (pg. 305; dwelling #; family #; enum. June 5, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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

Austin Edgerton

 

79

MA

MA

MA

retired shoemaker

Alma

wife

74

MA

MA

MA

keeping house

James Wilson

son-i-l

42

Ireland

Ireland

Scotland

miller

Abby F.

dau.

35

MA

MA

MA

at home

Oliver Cram

gson

7

OH

Ireland

MA

 

Dora A.

gdau.

1

OH

Ireland

MA

 

 

At the time of this census, Austin was residing directly adjacent to the family of Luther Edgerton Jr. (1804 – 1891), a distant cousin and fellow Richard Edgerton descendant.  At present, this would appear to be merely a coincidence, as there is no evidence of any close relationship between these two Edgerton families.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1830 Federal Census – household of Austin Edgerton; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.

1840 Federal Census – household of Austin Edgerton; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.

1850 Federal Census – household of Austin Edgerton; North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA.

1860 Federal Census – household of Austin Edgerton; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.

1870 Federal Census – household of Austin Edgerton; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.

1880 Federal Census – household of Austin Edgerton; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.

Gravestone photo – Austin Edgerton & Mrs. Alma Ann (Godfrey) Edgerton; Mount Cemetery; Marietta, Washington Co., OH.