|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1832|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1919|
James Edwards of Lafayette died Saturday [11-29-1919] and was buried Monday. He had a number of relatives here and has visited them often.
[Advance Hustler, Thu, Dec 4, 1919]
His grandfather's name was William Edwards. He came to Indiana from Sarah Co., North Carolina, in Green County. He had four sons and three daughters; their names being James, William, Harden, George, Charlotte, Nancy and Moren. His father's name was William, who came with the family from North Carolina and located in Green County, Ind. He had seven sons and two daughter; their names were John D., Oliver, William, James, George, Harden, Francis M., Rebecca and Parmelia J. He moved to Boone Co., Ind., in 1830, and died in 1885.
The subject of this sketch was born Oct 27, 1832, and lived in Boone County until he was 17 years of age. He moved to Woodford County, Illinois, in 1850; resided there until 1866, when he returned to Boone County, Indiana, living there until 1881, when he moved to Tippecanoe County, Ind. where he now resides. He was married twice: first in 1853 to Martha J. Weaver. Four children by his first wife; three of whom are now living. Second marriage in 1866, to Jemima [Canaday] Grandstaff. Five children were born unto this union, who with his wife are living.
He enlisted 13 Sep 1861, as private in Co ------, 11th Illinois Cavalry; honorably discharged Oct 12, 1865. Four years and one month service. Never wounded.
EDWARDS, JAMES PVT
Company M 11 IL US CAV
Residence CROW CREEK, WOODFORD CO, IL., Age 28 Height 6', Eyes GRAY, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation FARMER, Nativity IN
Joined SEP 27, 1861 CHILLICOTHE, IL Period 3 YRS
Mustered In DEC 20, 1861
REENLISTED AS A VETERAN
Jemima Edwards (1838 - 1923)*
Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 01, 2006
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Honored Union veteran of the Civil WAr. You did the full four years of hard duty in Tennessee & Mississippi including the first battle the regiment was in...the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6 & 7, '62. The regiment was called the "Wildcats" & "the Bloody 11th...(Read more)|
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