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Minerva (Dare) Martin Edwards
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1817
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA
Death: 1879
Saline County
Illinois, USA

Daughter of James and Ruth Cryer Martin, she married her first cousin, Thomas J. Dare 19 Dec. 1831 in Caldwell Co. KY. He was 16 and she 14. They had two children, a son (name unknown) and Amanda E. Dare (m1850 Wilson K. Brown). Thomas left for Arkansas.

Minerva was living in the home of Samuel Edwards with her daughter in Caldwell Co. KY in 1850. After divorcing Thomas, she married Samuel Edwards in Illinois in 1854. They had at least one son, James H. Edwards.

Her stone has not been found. Samuel Edwards' partially buried stone seems to be here as is their son.

Minerva's death date is approximate from research of Doris Provart Gower.

Corrections are welcome.

Family links: 
  James Martin (1789 - 1825)
  Ruth (Bradburn) Cryer Martin (1788 - 1847)
  Samuel C. Edwards (1820 - 1872)
  Sarah E Edwards Dare (1838 - 1916)*
  James H. Edwards (1842 - 1931)*
  Lee Cryer Martin (1812 - 1878)*
  Minerva (Dare) Martin Edwards (1817 - 1879)
  Margaret Mary Martin Dare (1821 - 1899)*
  James Martin (1825 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Union Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Apr 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36401236
Minerva (Dare) <i>Martin</i> Edwards
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We celebrate your courage and tenacity in the face of tremendous difficulty. Rest, now,in peace and honor.
- Rosetta
 Added: May. 3, 2009

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