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William Edwards, Jr.[1]

Male 1721 - 1780  (59 years)


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  • Name William Edwards 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1721  Lunenburg, Virginia [Later Halifax] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1780  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1934  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2021 

    Father William Edwards, Sr.,   b. 1694, Charles City, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1757, Bedford Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Breazeale,   b. Est 1695, Likely Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Yes, date unknown  Lunenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daughters Agnes b. 1729 and Hannah b. 1731 not traced.
    Family ID F518495906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Barksdale,   b. Est 1739, Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1822  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F8842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] R.W. Ryan, http://genforum.genealogy.com/edwards/messages/12224.html.
      The premise that the wife of William Edwards was Elizabeth Barksdale has not been proven due to a question concerning a birth that would have occurred about 2 years prior to their marriage (see William Edwards, Jr. below). (The marriage of 'a' William Edwards to Elizabeth Barksdale occurred on February 19, 1762 in Lunenburg Co., Va.)

      A. William Edwards, Jr., was born abt. 1760.

      B. John Edwards, Sr. b. abt. 1762; d. abt. 1848; m. Martha (some believe it was Martha Elizabeth Rainey. If so the marriage was on June 29, 1785, Brunswick Co., Va.). The will of John Edwards does not give his wife's maiden name. It is in Book-22-P. 220, Recorded Dec. 1848, Halifax Co., Va.
      John Edwards, Sr. left 17 slaves to Martha, his wife, and they had the following five children:

      a. James M. Edwards, Sr. b. 1799 m. Elvira B. Boley b. 1809 (my line). They had 10 children and, in the 1850 Census, the oldest was Elizabeth, 19 years of age; the youngest was Montigh, 1/2 year old. In his father' will, James M. Edwards, Sr. had a debt forgiven and was left $1.

      b. John Edwards, Jr. was to share in 1/3 of his father's estate with family except for James Edwards and Susan W. Edwards Scott. John Edwards, Jr.'s children were left 1/3 of their grandfather's (John Edwards Sr.) estate.

      c. William Edwards was to share in 1/3 of his father's estate same as his brother, John Edwards, Jr., above.

      d. Susan W. Edwards m. Robert M. Scott on Dec. 19, 1831, Halifax Co., Va. Robert Scott was left $1 per the will of Susan's father, John Edwards, Sr.

      e. Sarah Edwards m. Clemente Lipscombe on Dec. 23, 1811, Halifax Co., Va. Sarah Edwards Lipscombe was left 1/3 of her father's estate.

      D. Richard Edwards b. abt. 1765; d. 1819; m. Rhoda Tabor on Nov. 12, 1800, Halifax Co., Va.


      C. Claiborn Edwards b. abt. 1763 in Halifax Co., Va.; d. Dec. 1844 in Warren Co., Ky.; buried unmarked grave, Mitchell McCoy's Farm, Warren Co., Ky.; m. Dorothy (Dolly) Wiley on Dec. 8, 1801 in Halifax Co., Va.


      E. Elizabeth Edwards b. 1770; m. John Edwards (of another Edwards family) on Oct. 24, 1791, Halifax Co., Va.

      F. Mary Ann Edwards b. abt. 1774; d. 1846; buried Old Beech Presbyterian Church, Summer Co., Tn.; m. John Boyd on Nov. 7, 1801, Halifax Co., Va.

      G. Theodocia Edwards b. abt. 1776 in Bedford Co., Va.; m. Isham Hall Lain, b. Feb. 28, 1782 in Campbell Co., Va.; on Jan. 29, 1815, Halifax Co., Va. (NOTE: Campbell Co., Va. was formed from Bedford Co., Va. in 1782. Therefore Theodocia (sometimes spelled Theodosha) actually lived in the same area as her husband-to-be. They didn't move; the boundaries changed.)