Name: William Edwards
Given Name: William
Change Date: 27 NOV 2008
William Edwards, Sr. was son of Thomas Edwards, Jr. whose land adj. George Brittain's land in Henry Co., VA in 1790. Research of Melba Brady Dingler reported to Joyce Poole 2005.
Birth: ABT 1768
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1768 in prob. Pittsylvania Co., VA
Death: BET 2 NOV 1817 AND 2 MAR 1818
_SDATE: 2 NOV 1817 in Oglethorpe Co., GA
VALUE: Will proved 12 May 1818 Oglethorpe Co., GA (See transcript in notes) 1
1791 Pittsylvania Co., W&D Bk 11, p. 202. LWT of Thomas Edwards (Jr.).
I, Thomas Edwards, of Pittsylvania Co...names wife Lucy (Wade), sons Edmund, James, John, Thomas (mvd to Oglethorpe), Nathan (Melba?s lineal-to Oglethorpe), William (mvd to Oglethorpe), and daus. Martha Sams (m. Williams Sams, then to Union Co. Ill), Elizabeth Lansford (m.Henry Lansford, mvd to Oglethorpe Co. GA) , Hannah Scoggins (m. Thomas Scoggins, mvd to Oglethorpe), Mary Brittain (Joyce Poole believes she m John Brittain brother of George, Sr.; they mvd to GA)
Will of William Edwards signed 2 Nov 1817, proved 2 Mar 1818, Oglethorpe Co. GA Submitted by Joe Cannafax <JRCannafax@aol.com> included in genealogy file of Thomas M. Brittain to Joyce Poole Dec 2005.
The Will of William Edwards, Will book B pg. 151 Oglethorpe County, Ga.
In the name of God Amen, I William Edwards of the county of Oglethorpe and state of Georgia, being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and of perfect memory , yet callling to mind my mortality and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, think fit to make this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul to God who gave it, my body I recommend to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors and as touching what worldly property it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of the following manner and form.
1st It is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be fully paid.
2nd. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Elizabeth Edwards, my negro woman named Nelly during her my wifes life time and at my wifes death, said Nelly and issue, if any, to be equally divided among all my children and it is my will that my wife and all my children that are not yet full age or live on the land on which I now live and then be supported on my property both of negroes, stock , household furniture, plantation tools, ect; and that it shall be in the power of my executors to sell at any time any of the perishable property as they may think best for the benefit of my family.
3rd. I will and bequeath to my son Littleberry B.Edwards the tract of land on which he now lives, to be his forever. It is to be accounted to him when a final division of my property takes place at one hundred and fifty dollars. Also one horse, one bed and furniture at one hundred dollars to be also deducted as above.
4th. I will and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Lumpkin, one bed and furniture and when the final division takes place among all my children, that bed and furniture to discount in her part thirtysix dollars, also to be discounted in her part one hundred dollars which I gave her in money.
5th. I will to my son Thomas Edwards one horse known by name of Dick, one set of smith tools , horse and tools to discount in his part and when the final division takes place he shall for his trade I have given him for horse and tools and trade two hundred and fifty dollars.
6th. It is my will that my children not above named, Viz; my sons Lemuel, Seaborn, William and Mordecai and Gresham do live with their mother , except that my executors should think at a proper age to put any of them to a trade. I also do allow my daughters, Elizabeth, Polly, Nancy, Cinthia, Rebecca and Judith to be under the care of their mother untill they come of full age or may marry , if their mother does a good part by them. then they are be at the disposal of my executors and at the death or marriage of my wife, all my property then in being to be equally divided among all my children.
But if my wife marries, she is to draw a childs part and my son William to have one hundred dollars left on amount of his trade.
I appoint my sons Littleberry B.Edwards, Thomas Edwards, Lemuel Edwards and William Lumpkin Senr to be my excecutors of this my last Will and Testament. I do revoke disallow and disapprove of all former wills by me and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness of which I set my hand and affix my seal this second day of November and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and of the independence of the United States of America the forty second.
his William x Edwards
Signed sealed and pronounced in preasence of: Alexander McEwen Thomas Scroggins Henry Brittian
State of Georgia, Oglethorpe County, March 2nd 1818 In vacation present their honors George Hudspeth and Yelvinton Thaxton
You, Alexander McEwen, Thomas Scroggins and Henry Brittian do solomly swear that you saw the within William Edwards sign, seal publish and declare the within instrument of writing to be of sound mind and memory to the best of your knowledge and belief, so help us God.
Sworn to and subscribed in open court the above day and date filed until May term and then orderd to be recorded. Alexander McEwen Thomas Scroggins Henry Brittian
Mat Rainey C.C.O. Recorded 12th May 1818
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Volume 126, page 311
"Mrs. Rebecca Edwards Earle.
DAR ID Number: 125982
Born in Clarke County, Ga.
Wife of Paul Robinson Earle.
Descendant of Thomas Edwards, as follows:
1. Lemuel Jewell Edwards (b. 1848) m. 1869 Elizabeth Nabors (b.1845).
2. Marshall Edwards (1821-90) m. 1844 Jane Jewell (1824-1910).
3. Lemuel Edwards (b. 1797) m. 1820 Polly Johnson (1801-66).
4. William Edwards m. Elizabeth Brittain.
5. Thomas Edwards m. Lucy -.
Thomas Edwards was a private in the Virginia State Line and was granted bounty land for three years' actual service. He was born in Virginia; died, 1791, in Pittsylvania County, Va." (Sent by Janet Ariciu 3/26/2006)
Father: Thomas Edwards b: 1729 in VA
Mother: Lucy Wade
Elizabeth Brittain b: ABT 1773 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
2 AUG 1791
in Henry Co., VA 2
- Littleberry B. Edwards
- Susannah Edwards b: ABT 1795
- Thomas Edwards b: ABT 1805 in GA
- Lemuel Edwards b: ABT 1797 in GA
- Seaborn Edwards b: AFT 1796
- William Edwards b: 1801 in GA
- Mordecai Edwards b: ABT 1809 in GA
- Elizabeth Edwards b: ABT 1804 in GA
- Mary Edwards b: BET 1790 AND 1805
- Nancy Edwards
- Cinthia Edwards
- Rebecca Edwards
- Judith Edwards
- Gresham Edwards b: 1815 in Oglethorpe Co., GA
- Abbrev: Probate File
Title: Probate File
ABBR Probate File
Page: Will proved 12 May 1818 Oglethorpe Co., GA (See transcript in notes)
- Abbrev: Marriage Record
Title: Marriage Record
Page: Henry Co., VA with consent of her father George Brittain (Sr.)