Samuel Erwin Edwards

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Samuel Erwin Edwards

  • Birth 22 Nov 1803 Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 6 Apr 1878 Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Gray, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 54739719

Born at Indian Creek in Sullivan County.

Occupations - Blacksmith;
Farmer (he was a large land owner).

Samuel and Mary married on 2 Mar 1845 in Washington County, Tennessee.
They were the parents of eight children;
Mary Elizabeth, Elizabeth Ann, Joshua Polk, David Kitzmiller, Abel Washington, Julia A., Nancy Louise, Samuel Judson.

In 1839 he was a 2nd sergeant of the Volunteer Militia, assisting with the removal of the Cherokees to Oklahoma.

Samuel was a prominent member of the Old Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for several years.

Samuel had a large burial plot in the Old Buffalo Ridge Cemetery, where he and Mary Elizabeth are buried. It is 36 feet long, 10 feet wide, surrounded by a stone wall 3 feet high and has a small iron railing on top.

Son of Joshua EDWARDS
{born - 11 August 1781
in Henry County, Virginia
died - 18 March 1859 in Tennessee
Occupation - Baptist minister, who was
well known in the early settlement of Washington County
Son of Abel EDWARDS
and Mary Ann POTTS}.
and
Nancy ERWIN.
Joshua and Nancy married on
30 September 1802
in Washington County, Tennessee.


Family Members


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  • Maintained by: Tracy DeVault
  • Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
  • Added: 9 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54739719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Erwin Edwards (22 Nov 1803–6 Apr 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54739719, citing Buffalo Ridge Cemetery, Gray, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tracy DeVault (contributor 47057088) .