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EDWARDS GENEALOGY



David Edwards, Sr.
Born:
Died: after 1790 Barnwell Co., SC
Married:
Children of David Edwards, Sr.:

1. Joshua Edwards married ??
     Child:  John

2. Richard Edwards

3. Victor Edwards married Mary Turner
     Children:  Everette, Darling, Clarkston, Mary, Nealy,
     Judith, Jane, Charles and Lavinia Edwards

4. Nancy Edwards

5. Theophilus Edwards

6. David Edwards, Jr.
Born: 1766 Virginia (from 1880 Census Leake Co., MS)
Died: a. 1822-23 Amite County, MS
Married: Elizabeth TURNER a. 1789
 Children of David and Elizabeth Turner Edwards, Jr.:

1. Matthew Edwards
Born:  8 Jul 1791
Died: Before 1854 in Amite County, MS
Married: Elizabeth Carruth 11 Mar 1847 Amite County, MS.
     Child:  Mary Elizabeth Edwards

2. Joseph Edwards
Born:  8 Jun 1793 SC
Died:   27 October 1876 Amite County, MS
Married: Margaret Johnson March 1821, Johnston Station, Pike
County, MS.
    Children: Frances N., Elizabeth Edwards, James E., Joseph E.,
    Mary Ann and David M. Edwards.

3. Jesse Edwards
Born:  6 Sep 1794 in SC
Died:  20 Aug 1861 in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Married:  Mary E. Johnson
     Children:  George and Frances Edwards

4. Turner Edwards
Born:  9 Apr 1796
Died:
Married:

5. Rachel Edwards
Born:  18 Feb 1798 SC
Died:  after 1870
Married:  Jonathan or Joseph Humphreys

6. Elizabeth Edwards
Born: 9 Jun 1799
Died:
Never married

7. David Edwards, III
Born: 18 Jul 1802 SC
Died:  4 Feb 1883
Married: 13 Mar 1824 Lawrence County, MS to Cevilla/Sevila/Savalia Bennett
     Children: Mary, Nicholas, Achsah E., Parthenia, Charles,
     William M., John, Frances E., Martha J., and James Elias Edwards

8. Achsah/Aixey Edwards

9. Ellison Edwards
Born: 22 Jul 1807 SC
Died: a. 1875 Holmes County, MS
Married #1: Sarah Carruth in Amite County, MS.
     No Children known
Married #2: Mrs. Charlotte Sorrells
     Children: Ellison, Jr., Nicholas, and James S. Edwards
Married #3:  Keziah Jane "Kate" Clayton a. 1860 in MS
     Children:  Sarah Jane, Lee/Les, Mary E., William David,
     and Jesse Lafatte Edwards

10. Alce/Alcey Edwards
Born: 15 Dec 1810 SC
Never married and lived with two spinster sisters, Elizabeth
and Achsah Edwards.

11. John Edwards
    Born 25 FEB 1790 SC
    Died: Nov 1854 Amite Co., MS
    Married #1: Martha Ann Stephens in 1813, Marion County, MS

Child of John and Martha Edwards:

1. Martha Ann Edwards
Born: 14 Jul 1816 MS
Died: a 1855-59
Married Ransom M. Graves (believed to be his 2nd wife)
Children:  son, daughter, son, Mary Jane, Augustus Edwards Graves, Amanthia Graves, Ophelia Graves, Columbus Graves,
Elizabeth Graves, Martha Graves and Elizabeth Graves.

11. John Edwards Married #2: Elizabeth EPPS 16 NOV 1820 in Amite County MS

Children of John and Elizabeth Epps Edwards:

1. John Jackson Edwards
Born: 7 Apr 1824 Copiah Co., MS
Died: 23 July 1846
Married:  Mary E. Johnson

2. Edwards Finch Edwards
Born: 4 Jan 1826 Copiah Co., MS
Died:  13 Jan 1844
Married: never married

3. Sarah Elizabeth Edwards
Born: 2 February 1828 Copiah Co., MS
Died: 1858
Married #1:  6 Feb 1851 Copiah Co., MS William C. Fitzpatrick
Married #2:  27 Dec 1851 Copiah Co., MS John R. Temple, Sr.
     Children:  Sarah Elizabeth ba 1853 in MS and John R. Temple, Jr. ba 1885 in MS

4. Jesse Madison Edwards
Born: 2 Dec 1830 Copiah County, MS
Died: befor 1857
Married:  probably never married.

5. Nancy Margaret Edwards
Born 17 Sep 1833 in Copiah County, MS
Died:
Married: James W. Pierce 6 Jan 1852
Children:  Lucretia Pierce ba 1853 MS, Edwards Pierce ba 1855 MS and Eppes M. Pierce ba 1858 MS

6. Unknown son bb 1836-40 in MS. died before 1850

7. Unknown son bb 1836-40 in MS. died before 1850

8. Harriet E. J. Edwards
Born: 4 Jun 1839 in Copiah County, MS
Died: 1924 buried Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike, MS
Married:  William R. Temple 28 Aug 1855 Copiah Co., MS
     Children: Conway ba 1856 MS and died as infant; Eveline Lucretia ba 1858 MS and married William F.
      Furlow; Elizabeth ba 1859 Lawrence County, MS da 1883 in childbirth m. 1879 James Mitchell (s/o
      James Charles and Nancy Brown Mitchell) and had son Lee; William Columbus ba 1862 MS married
      1886 Caroline O. Clark and had David and William; Marion Orlando ba 1864 MS; Margaret Nancy "Maggie"
      ba 1867 MS died before 1 Jun 1900. married 24 Jan 1884 Thomas Edwin Ainsworth; Althea O. ba 1869 MS
      married 1887 Danniel T. Andrews; and James Dwyer ba 1871 in MS and married #1 unkown and #2 Sallie
      Smith and had Earl, Kathleen, James and Eliza; Lee ba 1873 MS died young, Lula Belle ba 1875 married Alfred
      Kilbourne;  Harry Forrest b Jan 1879 MS married a 1897 Mousa Smith and Troy Temple ba 1880 da 1893 and
      buried in Edwards Cemetery..

9. James David Edwards, Sr.
Born: 26 June 1822 Copiah County, MS
Died: Feb, 1863 Copiah Co., MS
Married Annie Talitha BROWN 8 June 1846 Lawrence County, MS

Children of James David and Annie Talitha Brown Edwards:
1. John William Edwards
Born:   ?? Nov 1847 Copiah County, MS
Died:  1936 buried at Bethel Baptist Church, Copiah County, MS
Married:  Emma Cullen Young b. ?? Apr 1856 d. ?? Oct 1938
     Children:
      John H. Edwards  ?? Jul 1875 Copiah County, MS d. 1933  Never married.
      Robert L. Edwards  b. ?? May 1877 Copiah County, MS  d. 1949 Never married
      Joseph Edwards  b. ?? Mar 1885 Copiah County, MS  d. 1951  Never married.
      Homer Edwards b. ?? June 1887 Copiah County, MS  d. 1955  Never married (family story
      that he married and divorced without issue)
     Cullen b. ?? Jun 1890 in Copiah County  d. 1955.  Never married (Mentally handicapped)

2. Laura Lavinia Edwards
Born:  a. 1850
Died:
Married: Charles C. Rembert 24 Feb 1869 Copiah County, MS (s/o Zaccheus and Jane Rice Rembert)
     Children:
     Lillian ba 1869
     Matt J. ba 1872 in MS m. Laura ? and had Beatrice, Hannah, Ruth, and James-- all born in LA
     Charles Inman  b. Feb 1876 in MS
     J. Rembert ba 1879 in MS

3. Jesse Madison Edwards
Born:  15 Jul 1855 Copiah County, MS
Died:  19 Mar 1950 buried Pleasant Valley Methodist Church Cemetery
Married:. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie"Ainsworth 6 Dec 1882 Lawrence County, MS
Children(12):
    1]Thomas Ainsworth Edwards  b. 18 Aug 1884 Copiah County, MS d. 26 Feb 1943 Copiah County
    buried Pleasant Valley Methodist Church Cemetery. Never married.

    2]Annie Talitha Edwards b. 24 Feb 1886 Copiah County, MS d. 9 Mar 1982 Copiah County, MS.
    buried Sweetwater United Methodist Church cemetery, married 9 Feb 1908 Homer Lee Stuart.
    Children(4):
    Oliver Thomas Stuart ba 1908 married Dorris L. Guynes. Children: Tommy and Harry.
    Hubert Denon Stewart b. 20 Feb 1910 Copiah County, MS d. 10 Nov 1985. married 23 Oct 1936
    Anne Lucille Nettles.  Children: Hubert, Ralph, Bobbie, Tony and Janice.
    Myrtle Louise
    Mildred

    3]Jesse Owens b. 15 Nov 1887 Copiah County, MS. d. 6 Sep 1963. Married Myrtis Decell 1918
    Children:  Juanita, Paul, Nelson, Lucye, and Donald.

    4]Robert Cleveland b. 13 Oct 1890 Copiah County, MS  d. 8 Aug 1959 Dallas, TX married Ruth
    Spellman Byars. Child: Ruth Louise

    5]Mary Etta b. 4 Mar 18893 Copiah County, MS  d. 5 Feb 1982  married Charles Byron Norton
    on 12 May 1919. Child:  Charles Edwards

    6]Sallie Ethel b. 7 Feb 1895 Copiah County, MS  d. 14 Jun 1933. married Murray Mullins Price
    on 11 Mar 1919. Children:  daughter died at birth, Angeline, Doris, Dorothy, and Talitha.

    7]James Galveston b. 21 Aug 1896  d. 20 Feb 1979  married Lillian Row Furr. No children.

    8]Anna May b. 19 Dec 1899 Winn Parish, LA  d. 26 Aug 1900

    9]Alta Mae b. 29 Sep 1901 Winn Parish, LA  d. 29 Aug 1972 m. Claude Wood Decell 9 Mar 1921
    Children:  Mary, Alta, and Claude.

    10]George Seymour b. 29 Sep 1901 Winn Parish, LA. d. 30 Mar 1976  m#1 Sudie Mae Garner and
    2nd Bertha Scurlock. Child: Georgia (daughter of first wife)

    11]John Rochelle  b. 15 Oct 1992 Copiah County, MS  d. 5 Apr 1994  married Evelyn Ramsey
    Child: James

    12]Martin Lee  b. 6 Aug 1906  d. 24 Mar 1907

4. James David Edwards Jr.
Born: 10 Apr 1861 Copiah County, MS
Died:  12 May 1937 buried in Edwards Cemetery, Copiah County, MS
Married:  Emma E. Stuart  2 Nov 1881
Children:
    Laura Pearl  b. 3 Sep 1882  d. ?? Nov 1882 Buried in Edwards Cemetery.
    Ralph Clinton  b. 14 Feb 1885  d. 26 Oct 1906 Buried Edwards Cemetery
    Cassendania "Cassie"  b. 8 Oct 1888 MS  d. 12 May 1969 buried Sweetwater Cemetery
    married 26 Nov 1906 Frank Grover Magee. Children: Edward, Lloyd, Kenneth, Robert, Emma
    James and Frederick.
    Winnifred Ethel "Winnie" b. 29 Aug 1893  da age 19. Buried in Edwards Cemetery.
    Charles Frederick "Fred"  b. 8 Aug 1900 d. 1962 married about 1950 Lavelle Puckett

5. Charles Inman Edwards (Picture)
Born: 20 Mar 1853 Copiah County, MS
Died: 11 Feb 1932 Copiah Co., MS
Married  Margaret Ann BEACHAM 28 Feb
1878 Copiah Co., MS

Children of Charles Inman and Margaret Ann Beacham Edwards:

1.Archie Baker "Bud" Edwards
Born:  14 Jan 1879 Copiah County, MS
Died:  12 Oct 1961 Biloxi, MS
Married:  Lessie May Magee a 15 Nov 1904 Copiah County, MS
Children:
    Dudley Fleetwood Edwards b. 31 Aug 1905 MS  d. 2 May 2001. Married Jamie Elizabeth Bonner
    Children: John, Lois, Patricia, Lucy
    Margie Victoria Edwards b. 15 Jun 1907 MS d. 3 Oct 2000  Biloxi, MS.  Never married.
    Robert Whitfield Edwards b. 4 Jun 1909 MS  d. 22 Feb 1986 New Orleans, LA  Never married.
    Alma Christine Edwards
    Betty Baker Edwards
    Charlie Waddell Edwards  b. 9 Jun 1915 MS  d. 4 Dec 2002 Biloxi, MS  Never married.
    Mary Odessa Edwards.

2. Charles Pinkney "Pink" Edwards
Born: 27 Jan 1881 Copiah County, MS
Died: 29 Jul 1952  McComb, Pike, MS
m. Mana Eudora GRANBERRY
    Children:
   1. James Oscar  Edwards b. 24 Mar 1906 Copiah County, MS  d. 26 Jul 1960 m. #1 Jeanne Alexander 1933
        and #2 Ruth Dorshell.
       Children: Barbara Jeanne, James Owen, and Janet Mae
   2. George Whitfield Edwards b. 28 Feb 1908 Copiah County, MS   d. ?? Dec 1986 m. Elaine Barron 17 Feb 1941
       Children:  Joyce, Ronnie, Neva
   3. Mattie Eudora Edwards b. 12 Oct 1911 d. 30 May 1996 TX m. Charles Curson 4 Sep 1937
       Child:  Randolph
   4. Cora Myrtle Edwards b. 12 Feb 1914  d. 9 Oct 2003  m. Tom Hewitt
        Children:  Tommy and Charlie
   5. Nancy Alma Edwards b. 31 Aug 1918  d. 3 June 2009 m. m. Harold Smith  10 Dec 1943
        Children:  Petey and Joel
   6. Ina Mae m. William
        Child:  William

3. Scott Whitfield Edwards b. 4 Jun 1885 Copiah County, MS  d. 13 Jan 1968 m. Eva Crawford
    Child: Aubrey Dean b. 27 Apr 1931  d. 21 Nov1995 m. #1 Donna Sue and #2  Joyce ??
              Children:  Michael Dean and Alana

4. Eithel I. Edwards 1883-1885

5. Mattie Talitha Edwards b. 8 Sep 1890 Copiah County, MS. d. 30 Jul 1953 m. Rankin M. Hailey
    on 27 Apr 1911 .
    Children (5):
    1]Marguerite Elizabeth Hailey

Born: 27 Oct 1912 Copiah County, MS

Married:  Bilbo Britt on 25 Dec 1946.  No children.
            Died: 27 Dec 1990

 2]Charlie Bruce Hailey

Born:  9 May 1915

Married:  Clara Williams 14 Oct 1946

Died:  8 Jan 2005
 3]Sara Bess Hailey

            Born:  24 Feb 1917

            Married: Richard F. Heusel, Sr.

            Died:  11 Dec 2006


    4]Howard Rankin Hailey


    5]Scott Frizell

6. Unknown daughter died at birth.

7. James Daniel "Jim" Edwards
Born: 27 Jan 1881 Copiah County, MS
Died: 26 Jan 1967 McComb, Pike, MS
Married  Nancy Alice GRANBERRY 22 June 1905 Wesson, Copiah, MS
Children(7):

1.] Maggie Mana Edwards
Born:  1 May 1906 Copiah County, MS
Died:  2 June 2000 Lincoln County, MS
Married: James Monroe Crowder 5 Mar 1943
    No children

2.] Cooper Pinckney Edwards
Born:  6 May 1908 Copiah County, MS
Died:  31 Aug 1998
Married: Mabel McGregor
    Children:  Butch, Dorothy, Franklin

3.] James Franklin Edwards
Born: 5 Jan 1911 Copiah County, MS
Died:  17 Sep 1969
Married:  #1 Florence Gatlin and #2 Kathryn LeSieur
    Child: Carolyn

4.] Cora Sallie Edwards died at age 2 Copiah Co., MS

5.] Nancy Alice m. Wilmer L. Hart
    Children:  Virginia and Madolyn

6.] Susie Thompson m. Roy
    Children: Roy, Susan and Gaylen

7.] Hazel Virginia Edwards  (Pictures)

Born:  21 Aug 1921

Married:  1947  Clemon E. “Skeet” Lewis

Died:  9 September 2011

No children


(To see a picture of these Edwards sisters, see PICTURES)

Note:  Charles Pinkney and James Daniel were twins

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