Sampson Edwards (1765/74) and Jemima --- of Wayne Co, NC

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I (Marty Grant) am a 5th Great Grand Nephew of Sampson Edwards.

Sampson Edwards was born ca 1765/74 based on census analysis. In 1790 he was age 16+, or born before 1774. In 1800 he was age 26-44, or born ca 1755/74. In 1810 he was still age 26-44 or born ca 1765/84. These two records combine to an approximate birth year of ca 1765/1774. I think he was born ca 1765/66 based on him witnessing a deed in 1787, assuming he was 21 then.

Sampson Edwards may have been born in old Dobbs County, now Lenoir County, though I'm not sure where his parents were living ca 1766, but they did live in Kingston (now Kinston) shortly after that, so Sampson may have been born there.

Sampson Edwards a proven child of John Edwards, and was named in his father's Will of 1810.

Sampson Edwards married in Wayne County, NC to Jemima --- before 1790, possibly as far back as ca 1784. I don't know Jemima's maiden name.

On 27 Mar 1787, Sampson Edwards and John Kennedy witnessed a deed from John Edwards (his father) to David Edwards (his brother). Sampson signed with a mark. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 4 page 39).

Sampson was listed on the 1790 census in Wayne County next to his brother David who was next to their father John Edwards. Peter Newell was Sampson's neighbor on the other side. They all lived on or near Yellow Marsh Branch southwest of present day Goldsboro.

1790 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1790 Wayne Co, NC pg 149 Sampson Edwards 1-2-1-0-0
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 16 and Up (before 1774)	Sampson EDWARDS (1765/74) s/o John
2 Male(s) under 16    (1774/1790)	William EDWARDS (1784/90) son
					Sampson EDWARDS (1784/90) son
1 Female(s) any age (before 1790)	Jemima — Edwards (1755/65) wife

On 30 Jul 1796 Sampson Edwards and James Edwards (his brother) witnessed a deed from David McKinne to David Edwards (brother). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 9 page 289).

On 1 Dec 1796 David Slocumb of Sampson Co, NC deeded property to Sampson Edwards. I don't have the details of this deed. James Edwards (brother) was a witness. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 7 page 33).

On 8 Mar 1797, John Edwards (Sampson's father) deeded property to James Edwards (brother). Witnesses were Sampson Edwards and David McKinny. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 5E page 441).

Sampson Edwards was listed on the 1800 census in Wayne County just a few houses from his father John Edwards. His neighbors on either side were John Beard and Zilpha Hines. Brother David Edwards was just a few houses away also.

1800 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1800 Wayne Co, NC pg 857 Sampson Edwards 12010-30010-0-4
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44       (1755-1774)	Sampson EDWARDS (1765/74) s/o John
2 Male(s) 10-15       (1784-1790)	William EDWARDS (1784/90) son
					Sampson EDWARDS (1784/90) son
1 Male(s) 0-9         (1790-1800)	John EDWARDS (1790/1800) son --> gone by 1810
1 Female(s) 26-44     (1755-1774)	Jemima — Edwards (1755/65) wife
3 Female(s) 0-9       (1790-1800)	Sarah "Sally" EDWARDS (1790/1800) daughter --> m by 1810
					Mary "Polly" EDWARDS (1794/1800) daughter
					Kesiah EDWARDS (1794/1800) daughter

On 2 Jan 1805 Sampson Edwards, and A. Fulghum witnessed a deed from Owen Hines to David Edwards (brother). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 8 page 189).

On 29 May 1806, John Edwards (father) deeded property to Sampson Edwards. I don't have the details of this deed yet. Witnesses were Isham Edwards (brother) and P. Jernigan. This may be his future son-in-law Page Jernigan, or it could be someone else. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 355).

Sampson Edwards was listed on the 1810 census in Wayne County. He was listed in the midst of several Edwards, namely his brothers James Edwards, David Edwards, Isham Edwards and Ambrose Edwards, and nephew Stephen Edwards.  He was listed between James Edwards and Robert Falkner Jr.

1810 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1810 Wayne Co, NC pg 808 Sampson Edwards 10210-32001-0-19
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44       (1765-1784)	Sampson EDWARDS (1765/74) s/o John
2 Male(s) 16-25       (1784-1794)	William EDWARDS (1784/90) son
					Sampson EDWARDS (1784/90) son
1 Male(s) 0-9         (1800-1810)	George W. EDWARDS (1800/10) son
1 Female(s) 45 & up (before 1765)	Jemima — Edwards (1755/65) wife
2 Female(s) 10-15     (1794-1800)	Mary "Polly" EDWARDS (1794/1800) daughter
					Kesiah EDWARDS (1794/1800), daughter
3 Female(s) 0-9       (1800-1810)	Elizabeth Ann EDWARDS (1804/10) daughter
					Lydia EDWARDS (1804/10), daughter
					Ann Mariah EDWARDS (1807) daughter

Sampson's father John Edwards made his Will on 1 Aug 1810 in Wayne County, and named "my sun Sampson Edwards" and left him Four Hundred dollars. 

On 3 Sep 1810 David Pettit deeded property to Sampson Edwards. Witnesses were William Edwards (Sampson's son) and Joseph Ginnett. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 172).

On the same date (3 Sep 1810) David Edwards (Sampson's brother) as Executor of their father's Estate, deeded property to Sampson Edwards Sr. Witnesses were William Edwards (son) and Jesse Blanchard. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 181).

On 21 Sep 1811, David Edwards, as Executor for John Edwards, deeded property to Sampson Edwards Sr. Witnessed by William Edwards (son). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 300).

On 23 Sep 1811 Sampson Edwards Sr deeded property to John Cox. Witnesses were William Edwards (son) and John Jennitt. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 87).

On 20 Nov 1812, Sampson Edwards deeded property to John Cox. Witnessed by William Edwards (son) and J. William McKinne. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 102).

On 13 Mar 1815 Sampson Edwards of Wayne County, deeded property to "my son-in-law" Jonas Reaves of Johnston County. Witnessed by John Reaves and William Edwards (son). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 246).

On 23 Apr 1816, Jonathan Taylor Sr deeded property to Sampson Edwards Sr. Witnessed by William Edwards (son) and B. Robin Hood. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 351).

On 25 Apr 1816 Sampson Edwards deeded property to William Edwards (his son). Witnessed by Jesse Langston. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 359).

Sampson Edwards died 16 Apr 1818 as shown in his Estate file. Sampson's Estate file contained numerous records, in fact it is one of the largest files I've ever seen, in fact there are two files for some reason. I did not examine it very closely, except for a few records that name his heirs, (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

There are several documents of some interest filed in the Wills and Miscellaneous Records in Book 4 page 155, 167, 186, 191, 203, 210, and 212. These contain various Sales, Inventories, and so forth. Most of the same stuff is in the Loose Estate File also.

A Petition for Division was made in June 1821 naming the heirs of Sampson Edwards leaving heirs Samson Edwards, Lazarus Howell and Polly his wife, Jonas Reaves and Cozy his wife, John Killet and Elizabeth his wife, John Edwards, Lydia, Mariah and Washington Edwards, all of Wayne County. The record further stated that Sampson Edwards died "in the year 1818", intestate (no Will), also leaving a widow Jemima, and also William Edwards, and Sally, wife of Page Jernigan. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

Widow Jemima was not listed on the 1820 census, though she may have been living with one of her children, though I've not been able to pin her down, though her son Sampson Edwards is the best bet, for he did have a woman aged 45 and up (born before 1775) with him that year, and an extra male and female child who could be his younger brother and one of his younger sisters.

In February 1822, Jemima Edwards paid something to Hillary Hooks, who was guardian of Lydia Edwards, minor heir of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 473).

On 12 Jun 1823, Jemima Edwards deeded property to her "daughters" Kesiah Reaves and Lydia Howell, being the "plantation where she now lives". (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 440).

This 1823 deed is the last record I've found for Jemima. She was not listed on the 1830 census in Wayne County. She could have been living with a son or married daughter that year, but I don't know for sure.


Children

Sampson Edwards and Jemima had ten children as named in his estate divisions. They seem to all match up with the various census records for Sampson, so it seems that there were no additional children who perhaps died young, unless born and died between census years. The 1821 division of Sampson's estate named his heirs. Another division in 1818 (of slaves) names the same heirs, but gives some variations on the names: William Edwards, Jemima Edwards, Sally Jernigan, Kiziah Reaves, Sampson Edwards Jr, Ann Moriah Edwards, George W. Edwards, Polley Howell, Lydia Edwards, John Edwards, Betsey Ann Edwards. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

William Edwards (1784/90)

Sampson Edwards (1784/90)

Sarah "Sally" Edwards (1794/1800)

Mary "Polly" Edwards (1794/1800)

Kesiah Edwards (1794/1800)

John Edwards (1790/1800)

Elizabeth Ann Edwards (1804/10)

Lydia Edwards (c1805)

Ann Mariah Edwards (1807)

George Washington Edwards (1800/10)


William Edwards was born ca 1784/90 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. He is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

William was apparently home with his parents for the 1790 census (aged "under 16", born ca 1774/90).

William seems to have been home with his parents for the 1800 census, aged 10-15 (born ca 1784/90).

William seems to have been home with his parents for the 1810 census as well, aged 16-25 (born ca 1784/94), though it is possible that William was not at home in 1810, for this could be one of his younger brothers instead. There is no way to be sure who was who in these early census records.

On 3 Sep 1810 William Edwards and Joseph Ginnett witnessed a deed from David Pettit to Sampson Edwards (his father). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 172).

On the same date (3 Sep 1810), William Edwards and Jesse Blanchard witnessed a deed from David Edwards (his uncle), Executor of John Edwards, deceased (his grandfather) to Sampson Edwards Sr (his father). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 181).

On 21 Sep 1811 William Edwards witnessed another deed from David Edwards, Executor of John Edwards to Sampson Edwards Sr. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 300).

On 23 Sep 1811, William Edwards and John Jennitt witnessed a deed from Sampson Edwards Sr (father) to John Cox. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 87).

On 20 Nov 1812, William Edwards and J. William McKinne witnessed a deed from Sampson Edwards to John Cox. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 102).

On 13 Mar 1815, William Edwards and John Reaves witnessed a deed from his father Sampson Edwards to Jonas Reaves (William's brother-in-law). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 246).

On 23 Apr 1816, William Edwards and B. Robin Hood witnessed a deed from Jonathan Taylor to Sampson Edwards Sr. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 351).

On 25 Apr 1816 Sampson Edwards deeded property to William Edwards. I don't know the details of the deed. I'm not sure if this is William's father or brother, though I'd guess it was his father. Witnessed by Jesse Langston.  (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 359).

William Edwards was named in his father's 1818 Estate records as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

ON 16 Nov 1818, Sampson Edwards (his brother) deeded land to William Edwards. Witnesses were John Edwards (brother) and Lazarus Howell (brother-in-law). I don't have the details of this deed. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 105).

On 17 Nov 1818, Lazarus Howell and wife Polly Howell (William's sister) deeded land to William Edwards being her allotment from the estate of their father Sampson Edwards Sr. Witnessed by M. McKinne and Asher Buzeall. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 104).

On 18 Nov 1818, Sampson Edwards (his brother) deeded land to William Edwards, being his allotment from the estate of their father Sampson Edwards Sr. Witnessed by M. McKinne and Asher Buzeall. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 103).

On 1 Feb 1819, Page Jernigan and wife Sally Jernigan (William's sister) deeded land to William Edwards, being her allotment from the estate of their father Sampson Edwards. Witnessed by Sampson Edwards and Joshua Craddock. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 145).

I did not find William Edwards listed on the 1820 census in Wayne County. He may have been living with another family.

William Edwards was named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

On 6 Aug 1821 Some of William Edwards' land was sold by the Sheriff of Wayne County (William Raiford) by a writ of Fieri Faecas against William Edwards, who had been convicted of debt. The property was sold to Barnabas Cox. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 185).

There is a Loose Estate File for a William Edwards of Wayne County dated 1823. I don't know if it is this same William or not, though if not, I don't know who it could be. The file didn't contain much at all, and nothing to show that this was the same William or that he was actually dead. Sometimes a person in debt (as shown in the 1821 record above) "absconded" or left the county where they owed money, and therefore an Estate was made, though the person was not dead. I don't know if that is the case here or not.

I have no additional data on this William Edwards. He may have died in 1823, or moved away. I don't know if he was ever married or not.


Sampson Edwards was born ca 1784/90 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. He is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

Sampson was apparently home with his parents for the 1790 census (aged "under 16", born ca 1774/90).

Sampson seems to have been home with his parents for the 1800 census, aged 10-15 (born ca 1784/90).

Sampson seems to have been home with his parents for the 1810 census as well, aged 16-25 (born ca 1784/94), though it is possible that Sampson was not at home in 1810, for this could be one of his older brother William or younger brother John instead. There is not room for all three of them in 1810. There is no way to be sure who was who in these early census records.

Sampson Edwards Jr was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

On 16 Nov 1818, Sampson Edwards deed something to his brother William Edwards. Witnesses were John Edwards (brother) and Lazarus Howell (brother-in-law). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 105).

On 18 Nov 1818 Sampson Edwards deeded land to William Edwards (brother), being land from the estate of their father Sampson Edwards Sr. Witnesses were M. McKinne and Asher Buzeall. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 103).

On 1 Feb 1819, Sampson Edwards and Joshua Craddock witnessed a deed from Page Jernigan and wife Sally Jernigan (Sampson's sister) to William Edwards (brother). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 145).

Sometime in this time period (1810-20), Sampson Edwards married Mary Britt. Her maiden name is proven based on an 1824 deed where she is named as an heir of Kinchen Britt, deceased, and another deed (in 1838) naming her as a sister to Harry Branson Britt. She was born ca 1804/05 (per 1850 census) presumably in Wayne County.

Sampson was listed on the 1820 census in Wayne County. Unfortunately this census was alphabetical so I can't tell who his neighbors were. There was an older woman with them who might be Sampson's mother Jemima.

1820 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1820 Wayne Co, NC pg 465 Samson Edwards 100010-02000
Analysis:
 1 Male(s) 26-44       (1775-1794)	Sampson EDWARDS (1784/90) s/o Sampson
 1 Male(s) 0-9         (1810-1820)	Son? Brother? (1810/20)
 1 Female(s) 45 & up (before 1775)	Jemima — Edwards (1755/65) mother
 2 Female(s) 10-15     (1804-1810)	Mary BRITT Edwards (1804/05) wife
					Sister? (1804/10)

Sampson Edwards was named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

On 16 Feb 1824, Sampson Edwards and wife Mary Edwards, "formerly Mary Britt", disposed of property that came to her from her father Kinchen Britt's Estate. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 497).

Sometime in the 1820's, Sampson and family moved to Hardeman County, Tennessee. This is proven by an 1838 deed (see below) where they deed property in Wayne County, but list themselves as residents of Hardeman Co, TN.

Sampson was listed on the 1830 census in Hardeman County. There were other Edwards in the county as well, but none nearby, and probably none were related (Lewis, Thomas, and Jacob L. Edwards), though Sampson did have a nephew named Lewis Edwards (son of James Edwards). But this was a different Lewis (much older) in 1830 Hardeman.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Hardeman Co, TN pg 385 Sampson Edwards 2100001000000-1100100000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 40-49        (1780-1790)	Sampson EDWARDS (1784/90) s/o Sampson & Jemima
1 Male(s) 5-9          (1820-1825)	James EDWARDS (1821/22) son
2 Male(s) 0-4          (1825-1830)	William EDWARDS (1826/27) son
					Alvin EDWARDS (1828/29) son
1 Female(s) 20-29      (1800-1810)	Mary BRITT Edwards (1804/05) wife
1 Female(s) 5-9        (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25)
1 Female(s) 0-4        (1825-1830)	Mary EDWARDS (1826/27) daughter

On 26 May 1838 Sampson Edwards and wife Mary "of Hardeman Co, TN" sold all her interest in lands of her brother Harry Branson Britt, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 27 page 252).

On 27 Nov 1838 Sampson Edwards and wife Mary of Hardeman Co, TN sold to Lewis Cogill all her interest in the estate of her brother Harry Branson Britt, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 27 page 253).

Sampson Edwards was listed on the 1840 census in Hardeman County, Tennessee. There were other Edwards there also, but none nearby. Sampson's neighbors were all familiar Wayne County, NC names such as McKinne, Grantham, Fulghum, Powell and so forth.

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Hardeman Co, TN pg 311 Sampson Edwards 1021000100000-0111010000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 50-59        (1780-1790)	Sampson EDWARDS (1784/90) s/o Sampson & Jemima
1 Male(s) 15-19        (1820-1825)	James EDWARDS (1821/22) son
2 Male(s) 10-14        (1825-1830)	William EDWARDS (1826/27) son
					Alvin EDWARDS (1828/29) son
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1835-1840)	James EDWARDS (1837/38) grandson?
1 Female(s) 30-39      (1800-1810)	Mary BRITT Edwards (1804/05) wife
1 Female(s) 15-19      (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25)
1 Female(s) 10-14      (1825-1830)	Mary EDWARDS (1826/27) daughter
1 Female(s) 5-9        (1830-1835)	Elva EDWARDS (1833/34) daughter

Sampson Edwards seems to have died in the 1840-50 timeframe in Hardeman Co, TN.

Mary was listed as head of household on the 1850 census in Hardeman with several children with her. They were next door to James Edwards and wife Elizabeth, and a William Edwards. I would assume James and William were Mary and Sampson's kids, except that Mary had a younger James living with her, though he could be a grandson instead. It is possible that the older James (c1822) is not a son, but a nephew instead. I can't say either way without further evidence.

1850 census abstract: (Explanation of this census)
(Note: The dates at the end of each line are not part of the original census, but are approximate birth years based on age)
1850 HARDEMAN CO, TN Page 149   House/Family # 1128/1128  -  Twp

EDWARDS MARY          45 F W                        200 NC                   1804/1805
EDWARDS MARY          23 F W                            TN                   1826/1827
EDWARDS ALVIN         21 M W LABORER                    TN                   1828/1829
EDWARDS ELVA          16 F W                            TN                   1833/1834
EDWARDS JAMES         12 M W                            TN                   1837/1838

Page 149   House/Family # 1129/1129  -  Twp

EDWARDS JAMES         28 M W FARMER                     NC                   1821/1822
EDWARDS ELIZABETH     24 F W                            TN                   1825/1826
EDWARDS WILLIAM       23 M W LABORER                    TN                   1826/1827
DILLARD NANCY         50 F W                            NC                   1799/1800

I have not followed up on this family after this point.


Sarah "Sally" Edwards was born ca 1790/1800 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. She is a proven child of Sampson Edwards. "Sally" is a common nickname for "Sarah".

Sally seems to have been home with her parents for the 1800 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1790/1800).

Sally Edwards married Page Jernigan sometime before 1810 in Wayne Co, NC. I would bet they married during or before 1806, for that year Page witnessed several deeds of various Edwards family members. Page Jernigan was born ca 1774/84 (per census analysis) presumably in Wayne County. I don't know who his parents were.

There were several Jernigan families in 1800 Wayne County, including an apparent widow Sarah Jernigan, Kider Jernigan (no apparent sons Page's age), Etheldred Jernigan (no sons Page's age), Josiah Jernigan, Benjamin Jernigan (no sons Page's age), Winifred Jernigan (no sons Page's age), and Mills Jernigan (no sons Page's age). Eliminating the ones who had no apparent sons Page's age, that only leaves Sarah Jernigan and Josiah Jernigan as potential parents for Page (based only on 1800 census analysis). There is no guarantee either of these were his parents.

On 29 May 1806 P. Jernigan and Isham Edwards (Sally's Uncle) witnessed a deed from John Edwards (Sally's grandfather) to Sampson Edwards (father). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 355)

On 4 Oct 1806, P. Jernigan and David Edwards (Uncle) witnessed a deed from Richard Edwards (Uncle) to John Edwards Sr (grandfather). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 9 page 130)

Page Jernigan was listed on the 1810 census in Wayne County just a few houses from Joseph Edwards (no known relation). Page was listed between Henry Smith and "Negro Betty".  Page's apparent wife in this census is in the 26-44 age group (born ca 1765/84) which is much older than Sally Edwards, so this originally led me to believe she was not his first wife, which could be true, but I'm not sure of that at all. This could just be a census error.

1810 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1810 Wayne Co, NC pg 239 Page Jernigan 10010-00010-0-7
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44       (1765-1784)	Page JERNIGAN (1774/84)
1 Male(s) 0-9         (1800-1810)	Son? (1804/10)
1 Female(s) 26-44     (1765-1784)	Sarah “Sally” EDWARDS Jernigan (1790/1800) wife

If Sally was not Page's first wife, then she married him between 1810 and 1818.

Sally Jernigan was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

On 1 Feb 1819 Page Jernigan and wife Sally Jernigan of Wayne County sold land to William Edwards (her brother), being land drawn from her father Sampson Edwards, deceased, Estate. Witnessed by Sampson Edwards (brother) and Joshua Craddock. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 145)

Page Jernigan was listed on the 1820 census in Wayne County. Unfortunately this census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who their neighbors were.

1820 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1820 Wayne Co, NC pg 473 Page Jernigan 110110-30100
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44       (1775-1794)	Page JERNIGAN (1774/84)
1 Male(s) 16-25       (1794-1804)	Son? (1794/1804) * Not in 1810 --> gone by 1830
1 Male(s) 10-15       (1804-1810)	Son? (1804/10)
1 Male(s) 0-9         (1810-1820)	Son? (1810/20) --> gone by 1830 unless 1820/25
1 Female(s) 16-25     (1794-1804)	Sarah “Sally” EDWARDS Jernigan (1794/1800) wife
3 Female(s) 0-9       (1810-1820)	Daughter? (1810/20) --> gone by 1830
					Daughter? (1810/15)
					Daughter? (1810/15)

Sally, wife of Page Jernigan was named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

Page Jernigan must have died in the 1820-1830 time period, for Sarah was listed as head of household on the 1830 census in Wayne County. This census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who her neighbors were.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Wayne Co, NC pg 523 Sarah Jernigan 1100100000000-0102010000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 20-29        (1800-1810)	Son? (1804/10)
1 Male(s) 5-9          (1820-1825)	Son? (1820/25)
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1825-1830)	Son? (1825/30)
1 Female(s) 30-39      (1790-1800)	Sarah “Sally” EDWARDS Jernigan (1794/1800) wd/o Page
2 Female(s) 15-19      (1810-1815)	Daughter? (1810/15)
					Daughter? (1810/15)
1 Female(s) 5-9        (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25)

Sarah was not listed on the 1840 census in Wayne County. Knowing that grandson William James Edwards wound up in Montgomery Co, AL, I looked there and there she was, just a few houses from William Jernigan (c1811), who could be her son, though he could be a nephew instead. It is also possible that this listing is for some other Sarah Jernigan for the enumerations don't all match up with previous entries, but I think this is the same Sarah, though more evidence to that effect would be helpful.

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Montgomery Co, AL pg 151 Sarah Jernigan 1010200000000-1030001000000
Analysis:
2 Male(s) 20-29        (1810-1820)	Son? (1810/20) * Not in 1830
					Son? (1810/20) * Not in 1830
1 Male(s) 10-14        (1825-1830)	Son? (1825/30)
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1835-1840)	Grandson? (1835/40)
1 Female(s) 40-49      (1790-1800)	Sarah “Sally” EDWARDS Jernigan (1794/1800) wd/o Page
3 Female(s) 10-14      (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30) * Not in 1830 unless 1820/25
					Daughter? (1825/30) * Not in 1830
					Daughter? (1825/30) * Not in 1830
1 Female(s) 0-4        (1835-1840)	Granddaughter? (1835/40)

I did not find Sarah on the 1850 census in Montgomery County. I did find William Jernigan (c1811 NC) listed, and Sarah's grandson William James Edwards was there living with his Aunt Alsy Edwards Wilson. (William J. Edwards was a son of Lewis Edwards (s/o James) and Sarah Jernigan, daughter of Page and Sarah Edwards Jernigan).

Sarah may have died in the 1840's, or perhaps remarried, or moved away from the area. She had a large household in 1830 and 1840, yet William was the only Jernigan in Montgomery Co, AL in 1850. There is a marriage record dated 23 Oct 1841 between Sarah Journigan and George W. Tarver. A check of the 1850 census shows this George and Sarah just a few houses from William J. Edwards, and that this Sarah was 21 (born ca 1828/29), and born in North Carolina. I would guess that this Sarah was Page and Sarah's granddaughter because they already had a proven daughter named Sarah who was older than this one.


Mary "Polly" Edwards was born ca 1794/1800 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. She is a proven child of Sampson Edwards. "Polly" is a common nickname for "Mary".

Polly seems to have been home with her parents for the 1800 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1790/1800), and probably still home in 1810 (age 10-15, born ca 1794/1800).

Polly Edwards married Lazarus Howell sometime between 1810 and 1818. Lazarus was born ca 1775/94, presumably in Wayne County.  I don't know who his parents were. Checking the 1810 census for suspects I discovered there were a lot of Howells in Wayne County at that time, so census analysis probably wouldn't help much to identify his parents.

Polley Howell was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

On 16 Nov 1818, Lazarus Howell and John Edwards (brother-in-law) witnessed a deed from Sampson Edwards to William Edwards (Polly's brothers). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 105).

On 17 Nov 1818 Lazarus Howell and wife Polly Howell sold land to William Edwards (her brother), being land allotted to her from the division of her father Sampson Edwards Sr's estate. Witnessed by M. McKinne and Asher Buzeall. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 104).

Lazarus Howell was listed on the 1820 census in Wayne County. Unfortunately, this census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who their neighbors were.

1820 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1820 Wayne Co, NC pg 467 Lazarus Howell 100010-00100
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44       (1775-1794)	Lazarus HOWELL (1775/94)
1 Male(s) 0-9         (1810-1820)	Son?
1 Female(s) 16-25     (1794-1804)	Mary “Polly” EDWARDS Howell (1794/1800) wife

Lazarus Howell and Polly, his wife  were named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

On 5 Oct 1826, Lazarus Howell made his Will in Wayne County. He did not name his wife, nor any children. The Will was proven in February 1827, so he had died by then.

Mary Howell was listed as head of household on the 1830 census. There were so many Howells in Wayne County, that I can't be absolutely sure this is the same person as Mary Edwards Howell, but she does match age-wise. This census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who her neighbors were.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Wayne Co, NC pg 530 Mary Howell 0211000000000-1000010000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 15-19        (1810-1815)	Son? (1810/15) –> gone by 1840
1 Male(s) 10-14        (1815-1820)	Son? (1815/20) –> gone by 1840
2 Male(s) 5-9          (1820-1825)	Son? (1820/25) –> gone by 1840
					Son? (1820/25) –> gone by 1840
1 Female(s) 30-39      (1790-1800)	Mary “Polly” EDWARDS Howell (1794/1800) wd/ Lazarus
1 Female(s) 0-4        (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30)

Polly Howell was listed on the 1840 census in Wayne County. I'm quite sure this is the same Mary from 1830, but not totally sure it is the same person as Mary Edwards Howell, but it may be. Mary was next door to Cullen Howell, possibly a brother-in-law.

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Wayne Co, NC pg 216 Polly Howell 0000000000000-0010001000000
Analysis:
1 Female(s) 40-49      (1790-1800)	Mary “Polly” EDWARDS Howell (1794/1800) wd/o Lazarus
1 Female(s) 15-19      (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25)

I did not find Mary "Polly" Edwards Howell on the 1850 census. She may have died before 1850, or remarried, or moved away somewhere.


Kesiah Edwards was born ca 1794/1800 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. She is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

Kesiah seems to have been home with her parents for the 1800 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1790/1800), and probably still home in 1810 (age 10-15, born ca 1794/1800).

Kesiah Edwards married Jonas Reaves sometime between 1810 and 1815. Jonas was born ca 1790/1800, presumably in Wayne County, or possibly in neighboring Johnston County where they lived after marriage.  I don't know who his parents were. I don't know who his parents were, but a John Reaves witnessed one deed of Jonas Reaves, so that could be his father or a brother.

Apparently they moved to Johnston County after their marriage.

On 13 Mar 1815 Sampson Edwards of Wayne County, deeded property to "my son-in-law" Jonas Reaves of Johnston County. Witnessed by John Reaves and William Edwards (son). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 10 page 246).

Keziah Reaves was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

I did not find Jonas Reaves listed on the 1820 census in either Johnston or Wayne County.

Jonas Reaves and Cozy, his wife  were named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

On 12 Jun 1823, Jemima Edwards (her mother) deeded property to her "daughters" Kesiah Reaves and Lydia Howell, being the "plantation where she now lives". (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 440).

Jonas Reaves was listed on the 1830 census in Johnston County next door to Hutson Reaves (1780/90) (older brother? father?) and a few houses from William Reaves (1800/10). They were listed near several members of the Johnston County Roberts family.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Johnston Co, NC pg 116 Jonas Reaves 0020010000000-2310010000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 30-39        (1790-1800)	Jonas REAVES (1790/1800)
2 Male(s) 10-14        (1815-1820)	Son? (1815/20) --> gone by 1840
					Son? (1815/20) --> gone by 1840
1 Female(s) 30-39      (1790-1800)	Kesiah EDWARDS Reaves (1794/1800) wife
1 Female(s) 10-14      (1815-1820)	Daughter? (1815/20) --> gone by 1840
3 Female(s) 5-9        (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25) --> gone by 1840
					Daughter? (1820/25) --> gone by 1840
					Daughter? (1820/25)
2 Female(s) 0-4        (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30) --> gone by 1840
					Daughter? (1825/30)

They were still in Johnston County for the 1840 census as well. They were listed between the households of Nathan Young and Reden Webb. No other Reaves were nearby.

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Johnston Co, NC pg 255 Jonas Reaves 1000001000000-1111001000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 40-49        (1790-1800)	Jonas REAVES (1790/1800)
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1835-1840)	Son? (1835/40)
1 Female(s) 40-49      (1790-1800)	Kesiah EDWARDS Reaves (1794/1800) wife
1 Female(s) 15-19      (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25)
1 Female(s) 10-14      (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30)
1 Female(s) 5-9        (1830-1835)	Daughter? (1830/35)
1 Female(s) 0-4        (1835-1840)	Daughter? (1835/40)

I was unable to locate Jonas and Keziah and family on the 1850 census. They were no longer in Johnston County, and I couldn't find them elsewhere that year, so I don't know if they both died or what happened to them.


John Edwards was born ca 1790/1800 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. He is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

John seems to have been home with his parents for the 1800 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1790/1800), and possibly still home in 1810 (age 16-25, born ca 1784/94), or perhaps not home at all that year, for this could be one of his older brothers. There is no way to be sure.

On 1 Aug 1810, John Edwards, grandfather of this John, made his Will in Wayne County, NC. The Will was witnessed by two different men named "John Edwards", one was probably this John, and the other probably John Edwards son of David Edwards.

John Edwards was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

On 16 Nov 1818, Lazarus Howell (brother-in-law) and John Edwards witnessed a deed from Sampson Edwards to William Edwards (John's brothers). (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 105).

On 21 Jun 1819 a deed was recorded that was originally dated 2 Aug 1802 from Richard Bass to John Edwards (grandfather of this John), witnessed by Sampson Edwards (this John's father or brother) and John Edwards (this John). The deed was sworn by witness John Edwards in "Town of Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky". Due to the dates on this deed (1802), I'm not at all sure this is the same John Edwards, but if it is, then he had moved to Henderson Co, KY by 1819. That "1802" reference could be off somewhat. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 11 page 181).

John Edwards was not listed on the 1820 census in Wayne Co, NC, thus lending credence to the Henderson Co, KY John being the same person. (There is a John Edwards in 1820 Wayne County, but I'm fairly sure he is the other John, son of David, but could be mistaken about that). John could have moved to that county by 1819, but I checked the 1820 census and he was not listed there that year. There was a Meredith Edwards and Robert Edwards there, but those do not appear to be connected to our family.  There were thirty-two men named "John Edwards" listed on the 1820 Kentucky census in other counties. One of them was in Union County, Kentucky, which borders Henderson County. He certainly could be this same John Edwards, except for one thing. That John was aged 45+ in 1820, or born before 1775, thus making him too old to be this same John, son of Sampson. I should also note that John Killett (John's brother-in-law) had an "extra" male age 26-44 (1775/94) living with him in 1820. That could be John Edwards living there, but there is no way to be sure.

John Edwards was named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

John Edwards (son of Sampson) vanishes from the record in 1821.

There are three other men named John Edwards who show up in Wayne County records, one of them died fairly early, but the other two were still living in 1850 and beyond. One of them could be this same John, if he returned from Kentucky (or was ever there to begin with). The first is John Edwards (1790/94) son of David Edwards. This John died in the 1820's, leaving a widow Sarah. He is proven to be David's son, so shouldn't be considered a suspect. The next one is John Edwards (c1795) who married Burnety Tyner. One record refers to that John as being from Johnston Co, NC, so might not be the same John, son of Sampson. The next one is probably too young, being John Edwards (c1800) who married Easter Capps.  I don't know if either of these could be the same person as Sampson's son John Edwards, though it is possible.


Elizabeth Ann Edwards was born ca 1800/04 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. She is a proven child of Sampson Edwards. She is also listed as "Betsy" which is a common nickname for "Elizabeth".

Elizabeth seems to have been home with her parents for the 1810 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1800/10).

Betsey Ann Edwards was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

Elizabeth married John Killett between 1818 and 1820 in Wayne Co, NC. John was born ca 1780/90. I don't know who his parents were, though there was an older John Killett around, for this one used "Jr" on at least one record to distinguish himself. That does not mean the "Sr" is his father though, but looking at the 1810 census, only this older John Killett was listed, so he stands out as the prime suspect to be father of John Jr.

John Killett Jr was listed on the 1820 census in Wayne County. This census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who his neighbors were. John had an "extra" male with him in the same age group as himself. This could be a brother, or perhaps a brother-in-law (John Edwards is "missing" in 1820).

1820 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1820 Wayne Co, NC pg 472 John Killet Jr 00020-00100
Analysis:
2 Male(s) 26-44       (1775-1794)	John KILLETT (1780/90)
					Brother? Brother-in-law?
1 Female(s) 16-25     (1794-1804)	Elizabeth Ann EDWARDS Killett (1800/04) wife

John Killet and Elizabeth, his wife  were named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as an heir. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

John Killett was listed on the 1830 census in Wayne County. The ages of the family members do not align well with their 1820 entry, so it is possible that either: a-this is actually John Sr instead of Jr, or b-the census taker made some mistakes, or c-there are some other relatives living with them. This census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who his neighbors were.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Wayne Co, NC pg 507 John Killet 1200101000000-3101101000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 40-49        (1780-1790)	John KILLETT (1780/90)
1 Male(s) 20-29        (1800-1810)	Brother? Brother-in-law?
2 Male(s) 5-9          (1820-1825)	Son? (1820/25)
					Son? (1820/25)
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1825-1830)	Son? (1825/30)
1 Female(s) 40-49      (1780-1790)	Sister? Mother?
1 Female(s) 20-29      (1800-1810)	Elizabeth Ann EDWARDS Killett (1800/04) wife
1 Female(s) 15-19      (1810-1815)	Daughter? (1810/15) * Not in 1820
1 Female(s) 5-9        (1820-1825)	Daughter? (1820/25)
3 Female(s) 0-4        (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30)
					Daughter? (1825/30)
					Daughter? (1825/30)

I did not find the Killetts in 1840. I did find men named "John Killett" (with various spellings) in 1840 and 1850 in numerous states.


Lydia Edwards was born ca 1804/05 (per 1850 census) in Wayne Co, NC. She is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

Lydia seems to have been home with her parents for the 1810 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1800/10).

Lydia Edwards was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

Lydia may have been living with her brother Sampson Edwards for the 1820 census, for he had an "extra" female aged 10-15 (born ca 1804/10) with him that year, and I think that their widowed mother was living with him too, so it would make sense for Lydia to be there also.

Lydia, Mariah and Washington Edwards were named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as heirs. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

Lydia Edwards married a Mr. Howell between June 1821 and 12 Jun 1823, for on that latter date she was listed as "Lydia Howell" in a deed from her mother. I found a probable match on the 1850 and 1860 census, which would indicate that Lydia was married to Calvin (or Collier) Howell. Calvin and "Collier" seem to be the same person, though I don't know why his name is listed differently on various records, though "Calvin" is used most often.  Calvin was born ca 1804/05, presumably in Wayne County. I don't know who his parents are. He could be a brother to Lazarus Howell who married Lydia's sister Mary.

On 12 Jun 1823, Jemima Edwards (her mother) deeded property to her "daughters" Kesiah Reaves and Lydia Howell, being the "plantation where she now lives". (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 12 page 440).

Calvin Howell was listed on the 1830 census in Wayne County. This census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who his neighbors were.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Wayne Co, NC pg 530 Calvin Howell 1100100000000-1000100000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 20-29        (1800-1810)	Calvin HOWELL (1804/05)
1 Male(s) 5-9          (1820-1825)	Son? (1820/25) --> gone by 1840
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1825-1830)	Henry HOWELL (1829/30) son
1 Female(s) 20-29      (1800-1810)	Lydia EDWARDS Howell (1804/05) wife
1 Female(s) 0-4        (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30)

Calvin was listed on the 1840 census in the "Forks of River District" of Wayne County.

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Wayne Co, NC pg 215 Calvin Howell 1110100000000-0210100000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 20-29        (1810-1820)	Calvin HOWELL (1804/05)
1 Male(s) 10-14        (1825-1830)	Henry HOWELL (1829/30) son
1 Male(s) 5-9          (1830-1835)	Son? (1830/35) –> gone by 1850
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1835-1840)	John HOWELL (1836/37) son
1 Female(s) 20-29      (1810-1820)	Lydia EDWARDS Howell (1804/05) wife
1 Female(s) 10-14      (1825-1830)	Daughter? (1825/30) –> gone by 1850
2 Female(s) 5-9        (1830-1835)	Mariah HOWELL (1832/33) daughter
					Daughter? (1830/35) –> gone by 1850

They were listed on the 1850 census in Wayne County in the District North of the Neuse River. They were near various other Howell families, but the nearest Edwards family was Daniel Edwards (c1816), no known relation, but he was only 9 houses away.

1850 census abstract: (Explanation of this census)
(Note: The dates at the end of each line are not part of the original census, but are approximate birth years based on age)
1850 WAYNE CO, NC Page       House/Family #  132/ 132  - NORTH OF NEUSE R. Twp

HOWELL COLLIER        45 M W FARMER                     NC                   1804/1805
HOWELL LIDIA          45 F W                            NC                   1804/1805
HOWELL HENRY          20 M W NONE                       NC                   1829/1830
HOWELL MARIAH         17 F W                            NC                   1832/1833
HOWELL JOHN           13 M W                            NC                   1836/1837
HOWELL MARY            9 F W                            NC                   1840/1841
HOWELL NEEDHAM         5 M W                            NC                   1844/1845

They were still in Wayne County for the 1860 census, listed in Fork Township.

1860 census abstract: (Explanation of this census)
(Note: The dates at the end of each line are not part of the original census, but are approximate birth years based on age)
1860 WAYNE CO, NC Page      House/Family #  436/ 436 -- PART 2 Twp FORK DISTRICT GOLDSBORO P.O.

HOWELL CALVIN         57 M W SHINGLE GETTER               NC                   1802/1803
HOWELL LYDIA          54 F W                              NC                   1805/1806
HOWELL NEEDHAM        16 M W                              NC                   1843/1844
HOWELL CHELLY          9 F W                              NC                   1850/1851

I didn't find Calvin and Lydia on the 1870 census.


Ann Mariah Edwards was born ca 1807/08 (per 1850 and 1860 census) or 12 Oct 1807 (source?) in Wayne Co, NC. She is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

Mariah seems to have been home with her parents for the 1810 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1800/10).

Ann Moriah Edwards was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

Mariah may have been living with her brother Sampson Edwards for the 1820 census, for he had an "extra" female aged 10-15 (born ca 1804/10) with him that year, and I think that their widowed mother was living with him too, so it would make sense for Mariah to be there also, though it could be one of his other sisters instead.

Lydia, Mariah and Washington Edwards were named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as heirs. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

Ann Mariah Edwards married Gard Thompson sometime between June 1821 and 21 May 1829. Gard was born ca 1804/05 (per 1850 and 1860 census) or 20 Feb 1805 (source?), presumably in Wayne County. I don't know who his parents are. Proof of their marriage is found in an 1829 deed (see below).

On 21 May 1829, Gard Thompson and wife Ann Moriah Thompson sold land to William Bass being part of her father Sampson Edwards' Estate. (Wayne Co, NC Deed Book 13 page 423).

Gard Thompson was listed on the 1830 census in Wayne County. This census was alphabetical, so I can't tell who his neighbors were.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Wayne Co, NC pg 517 Gard Thompson 2000100000000-0000100000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 20-29        (1800-1810)	Gard THOMPSON (1805)
2 Male(s) 0-4          (1825-1830)	Son? (1825/30)
					John W. THOMPSON (1829/30) son
1 Female(s) 20-29      (1800-1810)	Ann Mariah EDWARDS Thompson (1807) wife

Gard Thompson was listed on the 1840 census in the "Waynesboro District" of Wayne County. He was two houses from Joseph Edwards (no known relationship to my Edwards, but he and Gard Thompson were associated with each other).

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Wayne Co, NC pg 212 Gard Thompson 1020010000000-0200110000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 30-39        (1800-1810)	Gard THOMPSON (1805)
2 Male(s) 10-14        (1825-1830)	Son? (1825/30) –> gone by 1850
					John W. THOMPSON (1829/30) son
1 Male(s) 0-4          (1835-1840)	Alfred B. THOMPSON (1835/36) son
1 Female(s) 30-39      (1800-1810)	Ann Mariah THOMPSON (1807) wife
1 Female(s) 20-29      (1810-1820)	Sister? Sister-in-law?
2 Female(s) 5-9        (1830-1835)	Alice THOMPSON (1831/32)
					Mary THOMPSON (1833/34)

They were listed on the 1850 census in Wayne County in the District North of the Neuse River. They were just five houses from Joseph Edwards (1780).

1850 census abstract: (Explanation of this census)
(Note: The dates at the end of each line are not part of the original census, but are approximate birth years based on age)
1850 WAYNE CO, NC Page 216   House/Family # 1065/1065  - NORTH OF NEUSE R. Twp

THOMPSON GUARD        45 M W FARMER                5000 NC                   1804/1805
THOMPSON MARIAH       42 F W                            NC                   1807/1808
THOMPSON JOHN W       20 M W STUDENT                    NC                   1829/1830
THOMPSON AILCEY       18 F W                            NC                   1831/1832
THOMPSON MARY         16 F W                            NC                   1833/1834
THOMPSON ALFORD       14 M W                            NC                   1835/1836
BILLEMANCY MARY E ?   24 F W                            NC                   1825/1826

They were still in Wayne County for the 1860 census, listed in Stoney Creek Township just four houses from Joseph Edwards (1780).

1860 census abstract: (Explanation of this census)
(Note: The dates at the end of each line are not part of the original census, but are approximate birth years based on age)
1860 WAYNE CO, NC Page       House/Family #  444/ 444 -- PART 1 Twp STONEY CREEK DIST GOLDSBORO P.O.

THOMPSON GARD         55 M W FARMER            2500 12000 NC                   1804/1805
THOMPSON ANNA M       52 F W                              NC                   1807/1808
THOMPSON ALFRED B     24 M W FARMER                  1000 NC                   1835/1836
HOWELL MARY J          6 F W                              NC                   1853/1854

I didn't find Gard and Mariah on the 1870 census. I can't find the source for it, but I have Ann Mariah Edwards Thompson's death as 11 May 1862, and Gard's as 16 Aug 1866, both dying in Wayne County.


George Washington Edwards was born ca 1800/10 (per census analysis) in Wayne Co, NC. He is a proven child of Sampson Edwards.

George seems to have been home with his parents for the 1810 census, aged "under 10" (born ca 1800/10).

George W. Edwards was named as an heir in a November 1818 division of the estate of Sampson Edwards, deceased. (Wayne Co, NC Wills and Miscellaneous Records Book 4 page 212).

I don't know where George was for the 1820 census.

Lydia, Mariah and Washington Edwards were named in the June 1821 division of Sampson Edwards Estate as heirs. (Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates - Sampson Edwards 1818, North Carolina Archives).

George was not found on the 1830 census in Wayne County.

On 7 Feb 1832, George Washington Edwards of Wayne Co, NC sold property to James C. Cole and Arnold Borden. Witnesses were George Thompson and William P. Jernigan. I can't be totally sure, but it seems likely this is the same George, son of Sampson.

I did not find George on the 1840 or 1850 census. He must have moved away, or died after 1832.


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1. Sampson1 Edwards , born 1765/74 in Dobbs Co, NC (now Lenoir Co, NC); died 16 Apr 1818 in Wayne Co, NC, son of John Edwards  and (---) ? .  He married bef 1790 in Wayne Co, NC Jemima (---) , born 1755/65; died aft 1823 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

      Children of Sampson Edwards and Jemima (---) were as follows:

      2          i      William2 Edwards , born 1784/90 in Wayne Co, NC; died 1823 in Wayne Co, NC.

+    3          ii      Sampson2 Edwards , born 1784/90 in Wayne Co, NC; died 1840/50 in Hardeman Co, TN.  He married Mary Britt .

+    4          iii      Sarah "Sally"2 Edwards , born 1794/1800 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1840 in Montgomery Co, AL.  She married Page Jernigan .

      5          iv      Mary "Polly"2 Edwards , born 1794/1800 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married in 1810/18 in Wayne Co, NC Lazarus Howell , born 1775/94 in Wayne Co, NC; died abt Feb 1827 in Wayne Co, NC.

      6          v      Kesiah2 Edwards , born 1794/1800 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1840 in Johnston Co, NC.  She married in 1810/15 in Wayne Co, NC Jonas Reaves , born 1790/1800; died aft 1840 in Johnston Co, NC.

      7          vi      John2 Edwards , born 1790/1800 in Wayne Co, NC; died in KY.

      8          vii      Elizabeth Ann2 Edwards , born 1800/04 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married bef 1820 in Wayne Co, NC John Killet , born 1780/90; died aft 1830 in Wayne Co, NC.

+    9          viii      Lydia2 Edwards , born 1804/05 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1860 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married Calvin Howell .

+    10         ix      Ann Mariah2 Edwards , born 12 Oct 1807 in Wayne Co, NC; died 11 May 1862 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married Gard Thompson .

      11         x      George Washington2 Edwards , born 1800/10 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1832 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

Generation 2

 

3. Sampson2 Edwards  (Sampson1), born 1784/90 in Wayne Co, NC; died 1840/50 in Hardeman Co, TN.  He married in 1820/24 in Wayne Co, NC Mary Britt , born 1804/05 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1850 in Halderman Co, TN, daughter of Kinchen Britt .

 

      Children of Sampson Edwards and Mary Britt were as follows:

      12         i      James3 Edwards , born 1821/22 in Wayne Co, NC.  He married bef 1850 in Hardeman Co, TN Elizabeth (---) , born 1825/26 in TN.

      13         ii      William3 Edwards , born 1826/27 in Hardeman Co, TN.

      14         iii      Mary3 Edwards , born 1826/27 in Hardeman Co, TN.

      15         iv      Alvin3 Edwards , born 1828/29 in Hardeman Co, TN.

      16         v      Elva3 Edwards , born 1833/34 in Hardeman Co, TN.

      17         vi      James3 Edwards , born 1837/38 in Hardeman Co, TN.

 

 

4. Sarah "Sally"2 Edwards  (Sampson1), born 1794/1800 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1840 in Montgomery Co, AL.  She married bef 1810 in Wayne Co, NC Page Jernigan , born 1774/84 in Wayne Co, NC; died 1820/30 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

      Children of Sarah "Sally" Edwards and Page Jernigan were as follows:

+    18         i      Sarah3 Jernigan , born 1810/20 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married Lewis Edwards .

 

 

9. Lydia2 Edwards  (Sampson1), born 1804/05 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1860 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married in 1821/23 in Wayne Co, NC Calvin Howell , born 1804/05 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1860 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

      Children of Lydia Edwards and Calvin Howell were as follows:

      19         i      Henry3 Howell , born 1829/30 in Wayne Co, NC.

      20         ii      Mariah3 Howell , born 1832/33 in Wayne Co, NC.

      21         iii      John3 Howell , born 1836/37 in Wayne Co, NC.

      22         iv      Mary3 Howell , born 1840/41 in Wayne Co, NC.

      23         v      Needham3 Howell , born 1844/45 in Wayne Co, NC.

      24         vi      Chelly3 Howell , born 1850/51 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

 

10. Ann Mariah2 Edwards  (Sampson1), born 12 Oct 1807 in Wayne Co, NC; died 11 May 1862 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married in 1821/29 in Wayne Co, NC Gard Thompson , born 20 Feb 1805 in Wayne Co, NC; died 16 Aug 1866 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

      Children of Ann Mariah Edwards and Gard Thompson were as follows:

      25         i      John W3 Thompson , born 1829/30 in Wayne Co, NC.

      26         ii      Alice3 Thompson , born 1831/32 in Wayne Co, NC.

      27         iii      Mary3 Thompson , born 1833/34 in Wayne Co, NC.

      28         iv      Alfred B3 Thompson , born 1835/36 in Wayne Co, NC.

 

Generation 3

 

18. Sarah3 Jernigan  (Sarah "Sally"2 Edwards, Sampson1), born 1810/20 in Wayne Co, NC.  She married on 13 Dec 1828 in Wayne Co, NC Lewis Edwards , born in Wayne Co, NC; died bef 1860 in Montgomery Co, AL, son of James Edwards  and Rachel (---) .

 

      Children of Sarah Jernigan and Lewis Edwards were as follows:

+    29         i      William James4 Edwards , born 1829/30 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1860 in Montgomery Co, AL.  He married Harriett (---) .

 

Generation 4

 

29. William James4 Edwards  (Sarah3 Jernigan, Sarah "Sally"2 Edwards, Sampson1), born 1829/30 in Wayne Co, NC; died aft 1860 in Montgomery Co, AL.  He married in 1850/54 in Montgomery Co, AL Harriett (---) , born 1836/37 in AL.

 

      Children of William James Edwards and Harriett (---) were as follows:

      30         i      Elizabeth5 Edwards , born 1853/54 in Montgomery Co, AL.

      31         ii      Ella5 Edwards , born 1855/56 in Montgomery Co, AL.

      32         iii      Madison5 Edwards , born 1857/58 in Montgomery Co, AL.

      33         iv      Normon5 Edwards , born 1859/60 in Montgomery Co, AL.


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