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Edwin Buchanan Sockwell
Birth: Nov. 1, 1814
Death: 1892

Individual Report for Sockwell, Edwin Buchanan

Father: Sockwell, Thomas Lorenzo
Mother: Elizabeth
Birth: 01 Nov 1814 in Georgia
Death: 1892 in Alabama

1st wife: Margaret Lucendia "Peggy" McIntosh
Married: 01 Apr 1837 in Coweta Co., Georgia [2, 3, 4]
Children: Clarysa Jane, James H., Edwin William, Lucinda Berneta, Georgianna, Mary Caroline
Sockwell, Clarysa Jane

2nd wife: Hamilton, Nancy Minerva

Married: 31 May 1854 in Alabama [1]
Children: Thomas Jackson, Henry Buchanan, John Hamilton, Eudorus Alphonso, Moses Park, Martha Ella, Joel Oscar

3rd wife: Duncan, Martha M. (Mattie)
Married: 04 Sep 1872 in Colbert Co., Alabama [5, 6]
Child: Dewitt Clinton

Edwin was an early settler of the Bethsaida community in the northeast corner of Franklin county, Alabama. He was born in Georgia. His ancestors migrated from Maryland to North Caroloina to Goergia. After the death of his first wife, he migrated to Alabama and remarried. He served in the Confederate Army,in Captain Palmer's Company of Alabama State Reserves. He then moved his family from Fayette County, Alabama and purchased 160 acres in Franklin County, AL from Mr. Pearce Guinn in 1866. His log home still stands in the Bethsaida community and has been restored by his g-g-grandaughter. She and her husband have made it their home.


1 Ancestors of William Edward "Bill" Stout (Downloaded 5/23/98), http;//

2 Early American Marriages: Atlantic South Region, http:/,

3 Coweta, GA Marriages from 1827 to 1849,

4 M. H. Carter, Georgia Pioneers, Vol. 3 (Privately published, Georgia, 1969.),, 83.

5 Natches Trace Traveler, August, 1982. (Volume 2, August, 1982), Florence Public Library, Florence, AL, 89.

6 Marriages of Colbert County, Alabama - 1866 - 1887, D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., Page 174, Book A.
Family links: 
  Nancy Minerva Hamilton Sockwell (1830 - 1919)
  Margarett Ann Lucinda Head Sockwell (1813 - 1852)*
  Clarysa Jane Sockwell McCollum (1838 - 1911)*
  James H Sockwell (1841 - 1891)*
  Edwin William Sockwell (1844 - 1925)*
  Lucinda Berneta Sockwell McWilliams (1847 - 1920)*
  Georgia Ann Sockwell Fore (1849 - 1900)*
  Caroline Moore Sockwell Thompson (1852 - 1926)*
  John Hamilton Sockwell (1857 - 1910)*
  Eudorus Alphonso Sockwell (1858 - 1931)*
  Martha Ella Sockwell Duncan (1863 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Bethel Cemetery
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.57608, -87.52494
Maintained by: Wanda Quinn Bradford
Originally Created by: kemu
Record added: Apr 08, 2007
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Edwin Buchanan Sockwell
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