JOHN EDWARDS

 

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John Edwards was born about 1720 in the Pencader Hundred of New Castle County Delaware.

His father was Jonathan Edwards. We do not know who his mother was. John owned 307 acres on Old Kings Rd on the Broad Creek Branch in Pencader.

John married Hannah about 1740. We don't know Hannah's last name. However, in 1742 a will was proved for Elias Williams in which Hannah Edwards was named. He was not her father, but there may have been a connection..

They lived on land that straddled Cecil County Maryland and Pencader Hundred in New Castle County Delaware. The area was also known as The Welsh Track. It had been settled by Welsh Baptist. The Delaware Archives, Military and Navel Vol. 2, page 315 note where Hanah Edwards of Pencader Hundred was paid for goods taken by the British during the Revolution.

Hannah and John had at least 3 known children. They were all daughters:
1. Hannah who married John Faries
2. Margaret
3. Susanne

Upon the death of John Edwards in 1780, his three daughters inherited the property; Margaret and Susannah still at home and Hannah who was then married. John Edwards will, proved in Delaware on Nov. 4, 1780 names his wife, Daughter, Hannah and husband and two youngest daughters. Hannah Edwards, his wife was one of the Executors, along with Isaac Lewis. This will is noted in A Calendar of Delaware Wills 1682-1800. It is to be found in will Book L, page 194.

Hannah Edwards had married John Faries in October of 1774. Margaret and Susanne Edwards sold their portion of the farm to John Faries and wife in 1780. It is found in Deed book E2 page 547.

Hannah was listed as widow in 1807 and on June 27, 1809 when she sold land to Nathan Boulden. He owned the adjacent. Deed Book E3, page 312 and K3 page 87.

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