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James M. Edwards, Jr.[1, 2]

Male 1832 - 1861  (29 years)


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  • Name James M. Edwards 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1832  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1861  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Killed in the Civil War
    Person ID I12921  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2021 

    Father James M. Edwards,   b. Abt 1799, Lunenburg Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1870, Lunenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Martha Elvira Boley,   b. 7 Oct 1807, Prob. Bedford Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874/1875, Port Deposit, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1829  Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F4020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [6
    Children 
     1. Lilen [Lillian] Edwards,   b. 1853, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Darell Boley Edwards,   b. 17 Sep 1854, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1915, Lufkin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Patrick Edwards,   b. 1856, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elvira Ann Edwards,   b. 4 Mar 1859, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1940, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Patience 'Bessie' Edwards,   b. 3 May 1861, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1951, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F4021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Marriages of Person County, NC 1792-1868
    Marriages of Person County, NC 1792-1868
    Person_Co_NC-Marr_Rec1792-1868.pdf
    14th Virginia Infantry Cover
    14th Virginia Infantry Cover
    VA-Infantry005.jpg
    14th Virginia Infantry
    14th Virginia Infantry
    VA-Infantry004.jpg
    Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
    Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
    VA-Infantry006.jpg
    14th Virginia Infantry James M. Edwards
    14th Virginia Infantry James M. Edwards
    VA-Infantry007.jpg
    14th Virginia Infantry
    14th Virginia Infantry
    VA-Infantry008.jpg
    14th Virginia Infantry Listing
    14th Virginia Infantry Listing
    VA-Infantry009.jpg
    Elizabeth F. Powell-James M. Edwards, Jr. Marriage Bond Page 2
    Elizabeth F. Powell-James M. Edwards, Jr. Marriage Bond Page 2
    8269_12921powell1_EdwardsMarr2.jpg
    Elizabeth F Powell-James M. Edwards Jr. Marriage Page 3
Person Co., N. Carolina 1852
    Elizabeth F Powell-James M. Edwards Jr. Marriage Page 3 Person Co., N. Carolina 1852
    8269_12921powell1_EdwardsMarr3.jpg

    Histories
    Memoir by Unknown Author of William Edwards of Halifax, Co., Virginia
    Memoir by Unknown Author of William Edwards of Halifax, Co., Virginia
    Desc Of William Edwards Sr.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      My Great Grandother's Brother - I am Mary Frances Eggleston
      This James M. Edwards is the Brother of Addison Lafayette Edwards and William T. Edwards; both Addison and William married Sarah Frances Powell, d/o William Jefferson Powell: James M. Edwards, Jr. was a Private in Co. K, 14th VA Infantry, CSA. He enlisted at South Boston, VA on 14 May 1861 at age 29. He was a farmer and died of disease that was contracted while serving with the 14th at Jamestown, VA He returned to Halifax Co., VA and died on 18 July 1861. His death orphaned 5 children under 8 years old.

    2. [S18] Family Search, LDS.
      Elizabeth Powell, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"
      Name: James Edwards
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Age:
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Powell
      Spouse's Birth Date:
      Spouse's Birthplace:
      Spouse's Age:
      Event Date: 30 Sep 1852
      Event Place: Person County, North Carolina
      Father's Name:
      Mother's Name:
      Spouse's Father's Name:
      Spouse's Mother's Name:
      Race:
      Marital Status:
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Race:
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01977-3
      System Origin: North Carolina-EASy
      GS Film number: 19610
      Reference ID: 50


    3. [S201] Recorded Death Record, https://www.oldhalifax.com/warmem/May15.htm?fbclid=IwAR2c9sbf2e10Ddo1o2XBW5HzdkDoMDJCch7YLFnRdAGmAta1dwwBa01mMCM.
      James M. Edwards, Jr.

    4. [S10] R.W. Ryan.
      Thanks to Raymond W. Ryan, Jr.
      Marriage Bond Date; they were married on January 15, 1829. In closing, I am available, if needed, for any further questions in regard to OUR ncestors & kin!

      Possibly the 1870 Halifax County Census was taken on or before April 1870, the month and year that James Edwards died, because after that date widow Elvira Boley Edwards had moved in with her daughter and son-in-law as shown on the 1870 Census of Cecil County, Md. 'age 63 widow.'
      Not unusual as my gggrandmother, Elizabeth Coghill
      Liggan (widow of Robert) is shown with her children on both the 1850 censuses of New Kent County and Henrico County.

      Kind regards,
      Raymond W. Ryan, Jr.

    5. [S61] United States Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7667/images/4297378_00376?usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&pId=34016618.
      JamesEdwards1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: James Edwards
      Age: 28
      Birth Year: 1832
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Home in 1860: Southern District, Halifax, Virginia
      Post Office: Halifax Court House
      Dwelling Number 771
      Family Number 752
      Household Members 4

    6. [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)