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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Edwards of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Edward line is another old Massachusetts line of mine, I'm showing my direct lines below in green. If you would like sources, please write.


Generation No. 1


1.ALEXANDER EDWARDS was born 10 FEB 1613 in Liandalog, Wales, and died 4 SEP 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married SARAH BALDWIN 28 APR 1642 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, daughter of RICHARD BALDWIN and ISABELL. She was born BEF 25 JUN 1621 in Cholesbury, England, and died 3 OCT 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of ALEXANDER EDWARDS and SARAH BALDWIN were:
+2  i.Samuel EDWARDS was born 7 MAR 1643 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 APR 1713.
3  ii.Hannah EDWARDS was born 18 FEB 1645 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 SEP 1680 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel DAVIS 4 MAR 1668 in Northampton / Deerfield / Northfield. He was born 21 FEB 1644 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
4  iii.Joseph EDWARDS was born 8 AUG 1647 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 SEP 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth ELMORE 2 JAN 1672 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She died 1674 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah ATKINSON 27 NOV 1674 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
5  iv.Mary EDWARDS was born 20 JAN 1649. She married John FIELD.
+6  v.BENJAMIN EDWARDS was born 24 JUN 1652 in Springfield / Northampton, and died 31 OCT 1724 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
7  vi.Sarah EDWARDS was born 21 NOV 1654 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She married James NORTH 20 NOV 1677 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He died 25 JUL 1689 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
8  vii.Nathaniel EDWARDS was born 25 JUN 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 OCT 1731 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Hepzibah JANES 17 MAY 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She died 9 NOV 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth STILES AFT 9 NOV 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She died 5 APR 1719 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
9  viii.Elizabeth EDWARDS was born 22 FEB 1660 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1740 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel CLARK 1 MAR 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He was born 23 OCT 1653 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2


2.Samuel EDWARDS (ALEXANDER EDWARDS1) was born 7 MAR 1643 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 APR 1713. He married Sarah BOYKIN 16 MAY 1675 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Child of Samuel EDWARDS and Sarah BOYKIN was:
10  i.Abigail EDWARDS was born 7 JAN 1681 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1 FEB 1749. She married William HOLTON 5 DEC 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of John HOLTON and Abigail FISHER. He was born 13 JUL 1675 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 NOV 1755 in Northfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.

6.BENJAMIN EDWARDS (ALEXANDER EDWARDS1) was born 24 JUN 1652 in Springfield / Northampton, and died 31 OCT 1724 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Bridge St. Cemetery. He married THANKFUL SHELDON 23 FEB 1681 in Northampton / Deerfield, Massachusetts, daughter of ISAAC SHELDON and MARY WOODFORD. She was born 27 AUG 1663 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 OCT 1741 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of BENJAMIN EDWARDS and THANKFUL SHELDON were:
11  i.Benjamin EDWARDS was born 15 JAN 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 MAR 1710 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary CLARK 5 JAN 1707 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
12  ii.Ebenezer EDWARDS was born 18 NOV 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary NORTH. She was born 2 FEB 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
13  iii.Mary EDWARDS was born 4 FEB 1686 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 NOV 1729 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel PHELPS 12 DEC 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+14  iv.THANKFUL EDWARDS was born 6 DEC 1688 in Springfield, Hampden Co. Massachusetts, and died 22 DEC 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
15  v.Esther \ Hester EDWARDS was born 19 JAN 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married John WAIT 27 NOV 1716 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
16  vi.Deliverance EDWARDS was born 14 JUN 1693 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 5 JUL 1712 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
17  vii.Mindwell EDWARDS was born 11 JAN 1695 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Noah PARSONS 17 JAN 1712 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
18  viii.Elizabeth EDWARDS was born 21 OCT 1697 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 AUG 1775 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Daniel BARTLETT 23 DEC 1719 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He was born 1665, and died 1747. She married Josiah PARSONS AFT 14 DEC 1738.
19  ix.Joseph EDWARDS was born 1700.
20  x.Hannah EDWARDS was born 3 APR 1703 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
21  xi.Isaac EDWARDS was born 12 JAN 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 3


14.THANKFUL EDWARDS (BENJAMIN EDWARDS2, ALEXANDER EDWARDS1) was born 6 DEC 1688 in Springfield, Hampden Co. Massachusetts, and died 22 DEC 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married WILLIAM PHELPS 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of WILLIAM PHELPS and ABIGAIL STEBBINS. He was born 16 APR 1684 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 JUN 1755 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan CLARK 25 JUL 1734.
Children of THANKFUL EDWARDS and WILLIAM PHELPS were:
22  i.Thankful Edwards PHELPS was born 17 DEC 1707 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 FEB 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
23  ii.Eliakim PHELPS was born 17 JAN 1709 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 MAR 1777 in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Lydia RUST 11 JAN 1730. He married Elizabeth DAVIS AFT 1753.
24  iii.Thankful PHELPS was born 20 JUL 1710 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1783 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married CALEB POMEROY (his 2nd wife) 15 NOV 1733 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of ELTWEED POMEROY and MARGERY ROCKETT. He was born ABT 6 MAR 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 18 NOV 1691.
25  iv.Benjamin PHELPS was born 10 MAR 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Rachel BROWN 24 JUN 1731.
26  v.Josiah PHELPS was born 10 MAR 1716 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
27  vi.Eunice PHELPS was born APR 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married John WAIT 1742.
+28  vii.LOIS PHELPS was born 1725 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 APR 1779.
29  viii.Experience PHELPS was born 17 MAR 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Preserved BARTLETT 3 NOV 1754 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
30  ix.Joseph PHELPS was born 1728, and died 20 DEC 1773 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah CADWELL 2 DEC 1763 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Eunice LUSK 20 OCT 1770.
31  x.William PHELPS was born 12 SEP 1731 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail.
32  xi.Elnathan PHELPS was born 18 FEB 1734 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 JAN 1813 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont. He married Eleanor BRIDGMAN 15 DEC 1757. He married Sarah 15 FEB 1776.

7 comments:

Shelley Bishop said...

Impressive work, Barbara, getting back to immigrant ancestors born in the early 1600's. Plus you document them beautifully in NGSQ style--one of the best examples of this I've ever seen outside of a scholarly journal. Well done!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you very much Shelley for your compliment. However, credit is due to the genealogy software program I use.

MHD said...

Yes, ver nice indeed, Cousin Barbara! And, now I know we have at least 2 distinct lines in common. I "lose" the EDWARDS surname when Alexander's daughter Mary marries John FIELD. However, there seems to be at least some question either that my Mary belongs to this couple or that perhaps Sarah was not Sarah BALDWIN. I'll send you what I have.

Barbara Poole said...

Marie, I appreciate your writing and sending me your information. It's always a treat to find a cousin and especially one who is so willing to share. Thank you.

Cathy said...

I descend from Alexander Edwards also! I looked for his grave in Northampton but could not find it.

Barbara Poole said...

Cathy, I haven't a clue as to where he is buried, but a FindAGrave member has it as the Bridge St. Cemetery, also where my Rowland Stebbins and Elder John Strong were buried. Maybe somebody will do a memorial to Alexander, would be nice.

Cathy said...

Many of the graves have been lost to time or were unmarked there. I took photos of Rowland Stebbins and John Strong's graves that are replacement markers done later by their descendants. I descend from Rowland also! If you ever need copies of the photos for a blog post lmk, I'd be happy to share.