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273. Elizabeth KELLAR79 was born in 1801.

John Edwards had first been married to Mary Garrard. He had several children with her and is said to have as many as twelve by Elizabeth Kellar.

Bourbon County, Virginia (now in Kentucky), was formed in 1786, and John Edwards was. clerk of that county from its formation to June term of court 1792. He married first, in Bourbon County, Kentucky, July 24,1794, Mary, Garrard, daughter of Governor James Garrard of said Bourbon County, and had by her 12 children, several of whom died young and without issue.

He married second in Bourbon County, Ky., September 25 1821, Elizabeth Keller, and had by her 12 children, many of whom died young and without issue.

John Edwards died in October, 1852, his will is dated February 26, 1851, proven November 1, 1852, and is recorded in will book Q., pp. 300-302.

2d. Gives to wife, Elizabeth, 250 acres, &c.
3d. To his three youngest daughters, Isabella, Sophia and Oregon, and son Lucius, minors, lands bounded at one end by lands of his son George.
4. To son Lucius certain lands.
5. I give to the children of my first wife towit: Susan Tull, Polly Noah's children, Arabella, Perrin, Nancy Withers Margaret Davis and Julia Ann Smizer, the tract of about 120 acres of land which 31 hold by conveyance from their grandfather, the late Col. James Garrard, to be divided into 6 equal parts, a part to each of them and their heirs forever.
6. To daughter Isabella--slaves, &c.
7. To son "James the money he owes me."
"8th. All the rest of my estate I devise to my four youngest children before named." Appoints his wife executrix.

No other children named in his will, but during life he had deeded to some others of his children lands in Bourbon county. Two of these were John and Ossian Edwards; John was by first wife and married Margaret Keller, a sister of his father's second wife.

1850 Census. Dist. 2, Bourbon, KY, Hh 320
John Edwards, 76, Value of real estate $32,300, b. VA
Elizabeth, 49
George 19
Isabella 15
Sophia 9
Lucius 14
Ardelphin, 6, male

1860 Census. Dist 1, Bourbon, KY, Hh 353
Elizabeth Edwards, 65 (she wasn't that old)
Lucius, 23. Orissa, 15 (female) - Lucius' wife?
Hh 352
Ossian Edwards, 33. Elitsy, 30. Elizabeth 10, Julia 8, Alice 6.

Elizabeth KELLAR and John EDWARDS were married on 25 September 1821.79 John EDWARDS was born in 1769 in Virginia. He died in 1851 at the age of 82 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.