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Rev Edward Root
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1822
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1901
Weeping Water
Cass County
Nebraska, USA

"Rev. Edward ROOT, was the son of Anson and Sally (Brooks) ROOT, and was born in Litchfield Co. Conn Feb. 4, 1822. Twenty years later, he was married to Lucy S. Palmer (15 May 1842, Ohio).
H. D. Root, M.D., one of their six children now living, has served in the Nebraska Legislature. Brother Root received license from the Williamsfield church [Freewill Baptist] of the Ashtabula Quarterly Meeting (Q.M.) Ohio, in 1839, and two years later, was ordained by the Huron Q.M. He ministered ten years to the Greenfield and New Haven church, in Ohio; fifteen years to the church in Porter, Mich., and ten years to the church of Centreville, Nebraska, and to other churches for briefer periods. He has engaged in many revivals and assisted in organizing ten or more churches. He is now a member of the Executive Board of Nebraska and pastor of the Long Branch and Grand View churches."
--taken from the "Cyclopedia of Free Baptist," pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward.

"All in all, Rev. Edward Root occupied the pulpit of the Free Will Baptist Church for well over forty-five years, an active and earnest laborer in the Master's vineyard. He died October 22, 1901, Lucy (his wife) in 1915. They are both buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Weeping Water, Nebraska." --Portraits and Biographical Album--Otoe and Cass Counties Nebraska.

Rev. Root's father, Anson Root, was a physician, in Ohio; also, his grandfather, Enoch Root.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Edward Root
Age in 1860: 39
Birth Year: abt 1821
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Porter, Van Buren, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Lawton

Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Root 39
Lucy S Root 37
Henry Root 16
John Root 12
James Root 7
Mary Root 5
Jane O Root 2
Home in Paw Paw, Van Buren, MI:
1870 Census:
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Root 49
Lucy A Root 48
Mary E Root 16
Jane A Root 12
Adella Root 7
Nellie A Root 4
Frank Root 1
Danl Winebrenner 16
In 1900 Nebraska Census, Edward and Lucy had only Frank, age 30 in HH with them.

Family links: 
  Anson Root (____ - 1861)
  Sally Brooks Root (____ - 1865)
  Lucy S Palmer Root (1824 - 1915)
  Henry D. Root (1843 - 1906)*
  Della A. Root Carter (1864 - 1919)*
  Nellie Root Faught (1866 - 1962)*
  Frank A. Root (1869 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Weeping Water
Cass County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: wvy
Record added: Dec 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102476595
Rev Edward Root
Added by: wvy
Rev Edward Root
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In memory
- relative
 Added: Mar. 4, 2013
An ordained Freewill Baptist minister/pastor.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Dec. 22, 2012

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