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Rev Joshua Potts Edwards
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1818
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1885
Graham County
North Carolina, USA

Phillips-Newton-Matherly Families
Entries: 3851 Updated: 2012-01-26 20:59:07 UTC (Thu) Contact: Margaret
Phillips Kendrick Matherly Edwards Families
ID: I3032
Name: Joshua Potts Edwards
Sex: M
Birth: 18 MAR 1818 in Washington Co, TN
email 6/7/2007 Jonathan Reeves :
Abel and Polly's son Thomas Edwards, b. 9-23-1774, married Betsy Ervin. Their son Joshua Potts Edwards was horn 3-18-1818 in Washington Co., Tenn. Joshua married Betsy Elizabeth Murray. They are the parents of William Murray Edwards. Joshua was a preacher and teacher.
Joshua first married Asenath Hatcher and they lived near Jonesboro, Tenn. They had three children; Sarah, Thomas and
Matilda (b.4-2-1841, d.12-27-1926). Asenath died when Matilda was 10 weeks old and she was raised by the Hatcher family. Joshua then married Betsy Elizabeth Murray of Flagpond, Tenn. While they lived in Tennessee they had two daughters, Rebecca Emaline and Nancy. In 1849 Joshua and Elizabeth moved to Cherokee Co., N. C. which later became Clay Co. They brought 2 of Joshua's children by his first marriage; Sarah and Thomas. Five more children were born in Clay and Cherokee Co.; Mary, Samuel Miller, William Murray, Andrew and Josephine. When the Civil War broke out, Thomas joined the Confederate Army. He died 7-2-1863 of complications from the measles. Sarah returned to Tennessee and little is known of her after this.
In 1866, Joshua and Elizabeth moved to Graham County. Here Joshua Columbus was born 5-23-1867. They moved to Stecoah where Joshua taught school. Here Joseph Monroe was born 2-3-1870. Joshua died 7-30-1885. Elizabeth died 15 years Iater. They are buried in the John M. Crisp cemetery at Stecoah, N.C.
Jonathan Reeves

Source: accessed 6/21/2012
A 6/22/2012 email from Deanne-Gibson-Roles ( says Joshua and wife were buried in Edwards Cem. in the Stecoah community.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Murray Edwards (1826 - 1900)
  Rebecca Emmaline Edwards Hall (1846 - 1937)*
  Nancy M. Edwards Crisp (1848 - 1942)*
  Mary Asenath Edwards Crisp (1851 - 1923)*
  Samuel Miller Edwards (1854 - 1953)*
  William Murray Edwards (1857 - 1954)*
  Andrew M. Edwards (1861 - 1935)*
  Joshua Columbus Edwards (1867 - 1939)*
  Joseph Monroe Edwards (1870 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Edwards Cemetery
Graham County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Karen Bracey
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92349087
Rev Joshua Potts Edwards
Added by: Betty Satterfield
Rev Joshua Potts Edwards
Added by: Betty Satterfield
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