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Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards

Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards[1]

Female 1861 - 1951  (90 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards 
    Born 3 May 1861  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Jul 1951  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Green Hill Cemetery-Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7338  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2020 

    Father James M. Edwards, Jr.,   b. 1832, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1861, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth F. Powell,   b. 1835, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Sep 1852  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F4021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Silver Charm of Bessie Edwards
    Silver Charm of Bessie Edwards
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    Documents
    Bessie Edwards
    Bessie Edwards
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    Bessie Edwards, d/o James M. Edwards, Jr.
    Bessie Edwards, d/o James M. Edwards, Jr.
    bessie-2.jpg
    Bessie Edwards Obituary
    Bessie Edwards Obituary
    bessie-obits.jpg
    William Daniel Powell, Jr. Obituary
    William Daniel Powell, Jr. Obituary
    WDPowellJrBeeMay251928.jpg
    Death Certificate
    Death Certificate
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    Headstones
    Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards- 1st Cousin of Mattie Edwards
    Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards- 1st Cousin of Mattie Edwards
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  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards, spinster, never married and had no issue. She lived with her her sister-in-law, Mattie Carter Powell after her first husband, Warner L. Powell, died and helped raise her children from two marriages. She lived with The Powells for much of her life and is buried in the Powell family plot at Green Hill Cemetery in Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, Virginia.

      Remembrance of Margaret Virginia Denny Powell as told to
      Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston. Photograph of headstone
      by Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
    • William H. Talley III

      4:03 PM 19 Jun 2014

      to me, Raymond, wht3

      Cousin Mary Frances



      Was Aunt Mattie Edwards Carter your grandmother? My grandmother was Elizabeth Patience Edwards Hurt, her sister. They were daughters of Addison Lafayette Edwards. I am glad to make contact with you Cousin Mary Frances. I have met James C. Moses, Class of 1954 at Randolph-Macon College. I am a member of the Class of 1952 at R-MC. I met him about 10 years ago at R-MC and he was living in Richmond. He advised me that he had sold the Moses Insurance Agency in Danville. I told him that his grandmother was my grandmother?s sister. He appeared to have no interest in the Edwards connection. I look forward to talking to you and my favorite Cousin Ray Ryan about the Edwards and Boley Families.



      It is a pleasure to meet you Mary Frances.



      Bill Talley, III

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33864625/person/18546212379.
      Bessie Edwards was a spinster who lived with her relatives and helped raise her children and is buried in the Powell Family Plot at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Ancestry shows her name as Elizabeth Patience; I have never heard her name other than Bessie, but indeed she could have been named for Elizabeth Patience Turner CARTER, m/o George Turner Carter whose families intermarried.

    2. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate.
      Marriage Record Person Co., NC James M. Edwards & Elizabeth F. Powell, 23 Sep 1852 (m. 23 Sep 1852 by Jno W. Cunningham, JP)

      William T. Edwards and Sarah F. Powell, 16 Jan 1856 (Samuel R. Satterfiled, Jno W. Cunningham)