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 Benjamin Stevenson Edwards

Benjamin Stevenson Edwards

Birth
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Feb 1886 (aged 67)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 19957 · View Source
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The youngest son of Governor Ninian Edwards, Benjamin bolted the Whig party in 1858 & became the heard of the Springfield Democratic party. After the battle of Antietam, he was very active in supporting Lincoln's call for troops & fought for the preservation of the Union. Judge of the circuit court for a short period, he preferred the practice of law & at the time of his death was President of the Illinois State Bar Association.


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  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Stevenson Edwards (3 Jun 1818–4 Feb 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19957, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .