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Elizabeth Alexander Sommerville Edwards
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1812
Martinsburg
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1886
Maryland, USA

Elizabeth Edwards was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (then). She was the mother of 9 children and active in the Methodist Episcopal church from an early age. Her husband Wm B was a minister and circuit rider. Elizabeth was the daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier. She was the mother of Cpl. John Arnold Edwards, CSA who died as the result of injuries incurred at the Battle of Brandy Station in Va. Elizabeth was also the aunt of Obed Waite Sommerville who was a Union soldier who stayed with the Edwards family in Baltimore while waiting to re-enlist in a Md unit of the Union army.He had been medically discharged from his first enlistment.
Elizabeth was responsible for preserving the history of her Sommerville family. She was for many years the preserver of her father's extensive diary. She tried to instill this interest into her brother Robert but to no avail. Though most of the volumes have been lost, her daughter, Isabella Brown Clayton donated the one volume to the University of West Va. special collection. Elizabeth also had the portrait of her late brother William A Sommerville in her possession. He had been lost at sea about 1847. This she passed onto her daughter Maria Louise Edwards. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sommerville (1756 - 1826)
  Margaret Brown Sommerville (1787 - 1840)
 
 Spouse:
  William Balthrop Edwards (1809 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  William Sommerville Edwards (1834 - 1909)*
  John Arnold Edwards (1836 - 1864)*
  Nancy Elizabeth Edwards Green (1838 - 1924)*
  Richard Batte Edwards (1840 - 1841)*
  Margaret Maria Edwards (1843 - 1851)*
  Robert Llewelleyn Edwards (1845 - 1909)*
  Isabella Brown Edwards Clayton (1847 - 1927)*
  Francis Augustus Edwards (1849 - 1922)*
  Maria Louise Edwards (1852 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Gibbs Sommerville (1809 - 1828)*
  Elizabeth Alexander Sommerville Edwards (1812 - 1886)
  Margaretta Brown Sommerville (1815 - 1826)*
  Robert Alexander Sommerville (1817 - 1877)*
  William Augustus Sommerville (1819 - 1846)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Loudon Park Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: XX 215 N 1/2
 
Created by: connie jansen
Record added: May 07, 2009
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I finally found all of your children.
- Connie Sommerville Jansen
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014

- Connie Sommerville Jansen
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
your father cultivated and traded Irish daisys.
- Connie Sommerville Jansen
 Added: Jun. 9, 2011
 
 
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