Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: David Edwards
Born: 1763/04 in Dobbs Co, NC (now Lenoir Co, NC)
Married: 1784/05 in Wayne Co, NC
Died: about FEB 1839 in Wayne Co, NC
Father: John Edwards
Mother: ?
Spouses:
Wife: Lydia
Born: 1760/1765 in Dobbs Co, NC
Died: after 1840 in Madison Co, TN
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Stephen Edwards
Born: 1784/1790 in Wayne Co, NC
Died: about JAN 1819 in Duplin Co, NC
Spouses: Elizabeth Carraway; Elizabeth Waterman
02 (M): John Edwards
Born: 1790/1794 in Wayne Co, NC
Died: 1821/1830 in Wayne Co, NC
Spouses: Sarah "Sally" Minshew
03 (M): Barnabas Edwards
Born: 1805/06 in Wayne Co, NC
Died: after 1860 in Dyer Co, TN
Spouses: Catherine; Mary J Hurley

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David Edwards:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Father;


!WITNESS:26 Jan 1784 Wayne Co, NC Deed 1-303 Francis and Sarah COVINGTON, Witnesses: John EDWARDS, David EDWARDS;

!TAXLIST:1786 Wayne Co, NC District 1, David EDWARDS, 0a, 1 white poll, 0 black polls;

!CENSUS:1787 * Lost for Wayne Co, NC;

!WITNESS: 3 Feb 1787 Wayne Co, NC Deed 3-429 Micajah COX to John EDWARDS, Witnesses: John KENNEDY, Josiah COX, David EDWARDS;

!DEED:27 Mar 1787 Wayne Co, NC 4-39 John EDWARDS of Wayne Co, NC, planter, to David EDWARDS, of Wayne Co, NC, planter, for $50, plantation tract on Yellow Marsh. Beginning at a white oak, James DINKINS corner at mouth of Wolf Branch or Dinkins Branch, then with run down Yellow Marsh to BASS's line, with his line to John Edwards' line. With Edwards line to his corner near Yellow Marsh, a red oak. With Edwards line down Yellow Marsh to a bottom or slush known by name of Pike Bottom, then from mouth of said bottom a straight line through plantation to a sweet gum in edge of pond, thence straight line to a head of Branch called Edwards Hog Pen Branch, then straight line to head of Dinkins Branch, thence down said branch to beginning containing 200 acres. Being part of several tracts. S: John (I) Edwards
Witness: John KENNEDY
Sampson (+) EDWARDS, who proved in Jan Court 1788;

!CENSUS:1790 Wayne Co, NC pg 149 David EDWARDS, 16+ (bef 1774) "1-1-2-0-0";

!DEED:30 Jul 1796 Wayne Co, NC 9-289 David McKINNE of Wayne Co, NC to David EDWARDS of Wayne Co, NC for £50, Land on East side of Falling Creek on Long Marsh. Beginning south side of Marsh at stake, W 45 across said marsh to a pine, then S 75 W 127 poles to a Hickory, S 75 E, cross said marsh, then up marsh to beginning, containing 50 acres. S: David McKinne.
Witness: Sampson EDWARDS
James EDWARDS, proven Nov 1810 Court.

!CENSUS:1800 Wayne Co, NC pg 858 David EDWARDS age 26-44 (1755/74) "12010-00010-0-1";

!DEED: 2 Jan 1805 Wayne Co, NC 8-189 Owen HINES of Wayne Co, NC to David EDWARDS of Wayne Co, NC, for $250, land on North Side of Yellow Marsh. Beginning at run of said Marsh where Waynesboro Road crosses, and with said road to William BEARD's line (now William TAYLOR's line), then with his line west to his corner, then with said David Edwards line to Yellow Marsh. Up meanders of Marsh to beginning, containing 116 acres. S: Owen Hines.
Witness: A. FULGHUM
Sampson EDWARDS who proved in Court Feb 1805.;

!DEED: 9 Aug 1806 Wayne Co, NC 9-284 William BENNETT of Wayne Co, NC to David EDWARDS of Wayne Co, NC, for $57.15. North side of Yellow Marsh. Beginning at a stake at John Edwards corner, then N 50 poles to a pine, his other corner, then along hi sline and William McKINNE's line to run of Long Marsh, then down run of same to beginning, containing 19 ½ acres. S: Wm Bennett.
Witness: P. JERNIGAN
Uriah BASS Junr proved in Nov 1810 Court.;

!WITNESS: 4 Oct 1806 Wayne Co, NC 9-130 Richard EDWARDS to John EDWARDS Sr, "tract I now live on". Witness: David EDWARDS, P. JERNIGAN;


!CENSUS:1810 Wayne Co., NC p. 236/809
David Edwards age 45+ (bef 1765)
10101-00001-0-6
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 45+ (bef 1765) = David Edwards (c1764)
1m 16-25 (1784/94)= John Edwards (1790/94) son
1m 0-9 (1800/1810)= Barnabas Edwards (c1806) son
1f 45+ (bef 1765) = Lydia (---) Edwards (1760/65), wife
6 slaves;


!NAMED: 1 Aug 1810 Wayne Co, NC Will of John EDWARDS as "my son David EDWARDS";


!DEED: 3 Sep 1810 Wayne Co, NC 11-181 David EDWARDS, Executor of John EDWARDS, decd, to Sampson EDWARDS Sr. Witness: William EDWARDS, Jesse BLANCHARD;


!DEED:21 Sep 1811 Wayne Co, NC 12-300 David EDWARDS, Executor of John EDWARDS, to Sampson EDWARDS Sr. Witness: William EDWARDS;


!DEED:15 Nov 1812 Wayne Co, NC 11-20 David EDWARDS of Wayne Co, NC, planter, to Stephen EDWARDS of Wayne Co, NC, for $350, land on North Side of Yellow Marsh. Beginning at run of said Marsh where Waynesboro Road crosses, and with meanders of said road to Joseph EVERETT's line, then with his line west to his corner, then with said David Edwards line to Yellow Marsh. Up meanders of Marsh to beginning, containing 116 acres. S: David (X) Stephens (sic!).
Witness: John COX
Jesse? GINNETT
Proven in Feb 1818 Court by John Cox;


!DEED:26 Jul 1817 Wayne Co, NC 11-79 David EDWARDS, Executor of John EDWARDS, decd, to Joseph EVERITT. Witness: John COX, Mary EVERITT;


!CENSUS:1820 Wayne Co., NC p. 463
David Edwards age 45+ (bef 1775)
010001-00001
Slaves=3120-3000
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 45+ (bef 1775) = David Edwards (c1764)
1m 10-15 (1804/10) = Barnabas Edwards (c1806) son
1f 45+ (bef 1775) = Lydia (---) Edwards (1760/65) wife
9 slaves;


!CENSUS:1830 Wayne Co., NC p. 506
David Edwards age 60-69 (1760/70)
000000001-0
Slaves=30100-011300
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 60-69 (1760/70) = David Edwards (c1764)
9 slaves*
* Total people in household listed as 15, but doesn't add up. Should be 10;


!DIVORCE: 9 Apr 1831 Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates, David EDWARDS, deceased. Lydia EDWARDS vs David EDWARDS. Ordered Lydia EDWARDS be divorced from David EDWARDS and to be alloted 1/3 part of his real property.;

!ORDER:16 Apr 1831 Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates, David EDWARDS, Deceased (though still living at time of order). 1/3 of David EDWARDS real property to be alloted to Lydia, wife of said David EDWARDS. 100a North Side of Yellow Swamp. Witness: William THOMPSON. Signed by Jurors: James EVERITT, T. COGDELL, Sam FLOWERS, John EVERITT, Britton HOOD, John McKINNE, William CARRAWAY, Charles CARRAWAY, Henry CARRAWAY, John COX, Edmund COX, John OVERMAN;

!PENSIONER:1835 Wayne Co, NC pg 121 David EDWARDS, Pvt, 71 (1763/64), NC Militia;

!WILL:13 Dec 1838 Wayne Co, NC, (transcribed by me):
Feby Co. 1839
State of North Carolina}
Wayne County}
Know all men by these presents that I David Edwards of a sound disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and and (sic) testament in manner and form following. To viz,
First Item I will that all my just debts be paid out of my property Real and Personal. NB. Then the residue and remainder of my property both Real and personal to be divided as followeth to viz.
2 Item. I will that my man Dick and my girl Lucy be sold by Exctr who I shall hereafter nominate & appoint and the proceeds thereof be distributed as followeth after my just debts being paid that is to say.
3 Item I also will that all my land that I am now seized and possessed of at this time or may hereafter come come (sic) by lawfully be divided as followeth. To viz.
4 Item give and bequeath to Gabriel Edwards son of John Edwards Senr, decd two thirds of my whole Estate. And William Edwards, son of Stephen Edwards my own son have one third except I give and bequeath to Stephen Edwards other heirs to wit Sally Cornegea and Sally Ann Price the lawful sum of one dollar each.
5 Item I also give and bequeath to my son Barnabas Edwards the lawful sum of one dollar from the share of William Edwards, the son of the above stated.
6 Item I David Edwards do by these presents nominate constitute and appoint John A. Green sole Exectr of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others and former will by me heretofore made in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 13 day of December 1838.
his
David (x) Edwards {Seal}
mark
In presence of
Miles B. Sanders
Wm S. Jinnett Wayne County Feby Term 1839
then was the foregoing will of David Edwards produced in open Court and offered for probate and duly proved by the oath of Wm S. Jinnet a subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded at the same time John A. Green, Excr therein named appeared and qualified. let letters testamentary issue. (?)
Feb Co, 1839 John A. Green, Clk.

!NOTE:On LexisNexis case of John Green vs. Gard Thompson, tells much about David Edwards and family;

Lydia:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Mother;


!CENSUS:1790 Wayne Co, NC pg 149 w/David EDWARDS, no ages (bef 1790);


!CENSUS:1800 Wayne Co, NC pg 858 w/David EDWARDS, age 26-44 (1755/74);


!CENSUS:1810 Wayne Co., NC p. 236/809
David Edwards age 45+ (bef 1765)
10101-00001-0-6
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 45+ (bef 1765) = David Edwards (c1764)
1m 16-25 (1784/94)= John Edwards (1790/94) son
1m 0-9 (1800/1810)= Barnabas Edwards (c1806) son
1f 45+ (bef 1765) = Lydia (---) Edwards (1760/65), wife
6 slaves;


!CENSUS:1820 Wayne Co., NC p. 463
David Edwards age 45+ (bef 1775)
010001-00001
Slaves=3120-3000
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 45+ (bef 1775) = David Edwards (c1764)
1m 10-15 (1804/10) = Barnabas Edwards (c1806) son
1f 45+ (bef 1775) = Lydia (---) Edwards (1760/65) wife
9 slaves;


!CENSUS:1830 Duplin Co., NC p. 152
Barney Edwards age 20-29 (1800/10)
10001-100010001
Slaves=630100-202000*
FPC=200000-201000**
Total Persons=25***
My analisys (who each person *might* be)
1m 20-29 (1800/10) = Barnabas Edwards (c1806)
1m 0-4 (1825/1830) = William Edwards (c1826) son
1f 60-69 (1760/70) = Mother? Mother-in-law?****
1f 20-29 (1800/10) = Catherine (---) Edwards (c1806) wife
1f 0-4 (1825/1830) = Daughter?
* Where did all these slaves come from?
** Who were the free persons of color?;
*** Total adds up to 24, not 25
**** Probably Lydia Edwards (1760/65) Barnabas's mother. She was divorced from David Edwards in 1831, so probably already living away from him in 1830;


!DIVORCE: 9 Apr 1831 Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates, David EDWARDS, deceased. Lydia EDWARDS vs David EDWARDS. Ordered Lydia EDWARDS be divorced from David EDWARDS and to be alloted 1/3 part of his real property.;

!ORDER:16 Apr 1831 Wayne Co, NC Loose Estates, David EDWARDS, Deceased (though still living at time of order). 1/3 of David EDWARDS real property to be alloted to Lydia, wife of said David EDWARDS. 100a North Side of Yellow Swamp. Witness: William THOMPSON. Signed by Jurors: James EVERITT, T. COGDELL, Sam FLOWERS, John EVERITT, Britton HOOD, John McKINNE, William CARRAWAY, Charles CARRAWAY, Henry CARRAWAY, John COX, Edmund COX, John OVERMAN;


!CENSUS:1840 Madison Co., TN p. 118
Barnabas Edwards age 30-39 (1800/10)
030001-1010010001
Slaves=110000-102000
Total Persons=12
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 30-39 (1800/10)= Barnabas Edwards (c1806)
3m 5-9 (1830/35) = 1-William Edwards (c1825) son **
"" 5-9 (1830/35) = 2-Barnabus Edwards (c1834) son *
"" 5-9 (1830/35) = 3-Lemuel J. Edwards (c1840) son *
1f 70-79 (1760/70) = Mother? Mother-in-law? ***
1f 30-39 (1800/10) = Catherine (---) Edwards (c1806) wife
1f 10-14 (1825/30) = Daughter?
1f 0-4 (1835/40) = Catherine Edwards (c1838) daughter
*It appears the census taker lumped all three sons into one age group when that was incorrect.
**It's possible that William (c1825) never went to TN for he was back in Wayne Co., NC by 1850. If that's true, then this is an unidentied son probably born in the 1830's;
*** Probably Lydia Edwards (1760/65) Barnabas's mother;

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