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Edwards Genealogy - VA

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Welcome to my Edwards genealogy pages. I am interested in the Edwards family that resided in Lunenburg, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Henry Co., VA in the 1700s.

Edwards was the 53rd most common surname in the United States in 2000 and 58th in 2010.

My most recent Edwards ancestor is my six times great grandmother, Martha Edwards, born ca 1763 in either Lunenburg or Halifax Co., VA. She married William Sams in the late 1770s probably in Henry Co., VA. They moved from Virginia to Washington Co., NC (now TN) in the early 1780s. They moved from there to Buncombe Co., NC by 1792. They remained there perhaps a decade then moved to Kentucky. Their final move was to Union Co., IL where both died, she in 1824, he in 1825. Martha’s parents:

Thomas Edwards, born ca 1720s in Virginia. He married Lucy — ca 1740s in Virginia, perhaps in Lunenburg where they lived a number of years. Thomas died in Pittsylvania Co., VA ca 1791, Lucy died sometime after he did. His parents:

Thomas Edwards, born ca 1700?, presumably in Virginia, married Martha —. He died in Lunenburg in 1751, she sometime afterward. I don’t know who his parents were.

I have another Edwards line, probably not related to this one. They were in eastern NC and SC. Click here for more on them.

Revised: February 5, 2023

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