Sophronia Eaton1

F, #12504, b. 14 December 1816, d. 11 January 1887
     Sophronia Eaton was born on 14 December 1816 in Chesterville, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Isaac Eaton and Almira Sewall.1 Sophronia Eaton married Hezekiah Hall Merrick, son of Barnabas Palmer Merrick and Deborah Sewall, in 1838.3 Sophronia Eaton married Capt. David French, son of David French and Comfort Ring, on 31 December 1843 in Chesterville, Maine.4 Sophronia Eaton died on 11 January 1887 at the age of 70.2

Children of Sophronia Eaton and Capt. David French


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 29.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  3. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #151 iii.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Maine Marriages, 1771-1907.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  6. [S209] 1870 US Census.

William Eaton1

M, #12492
     Of Seabrook, New Hampshire.1

Child of William Eaton


  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 28.

Frederick A. Eddy

M, #26604
     Frederick A. Eddy married Inez Gonzola Emery.

Child of Frederick A. Eddy and Inez Gonzola Emery

George W. Eddy1

M, #17527, b. 11 May 1784, d. 23 May 1841
     George W. Eddy was born on 11 May 1784 in North Providence, Rhode Island.1 He married secondly Fidelia Freeman circa 1 September 1821.1 George W. Eddy died on 23 May 1841 in Providence, Rhode Island, at the age of 57.1

Child of George W. Eddy and Fidelia Freeman


  1. [S343] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Eddy family in America, p. 935.

Harold Frederick Eddy1

M, #5837, b. 17 May 1886
     Harold Frederick Eddy was born on 17 May 1886 in Bangor, Maine.2 He was the son of Frederick A. Eddy and Inez Gonzola Emery. Harold Frederick Eddy married firstly Virginia Hannah Sewall, daughter of James Wingate Sewall and Harriet Sterling Moor, on 28 February 1911 in Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine.3 Harold Frederick Eddy married secondly Grace D. Ernst.2

Child of Harold Frederick Eddy and Virginia Hannah Sewall


  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 118 p. 176.
  2. [S343] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Eddy family in America, p. 1063.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921.

John Salisbury Eddy1,2

M, #17526, b. 21 October 1823, d. 30 May 1880
     John Salisbury Eddy was born on 21 October 1823 in Providence, Rhode Island.2,1 He was the son of George W. Eddy and Fidelia Freeman.3 John Salisbury Eddy married Jane Drummond Sewall, daughter of Stinson Sewall and Mary Whitmore, on 31 May 1850 in Boston, Massachusetts.4 John Salisbury Eddy died on 30 May 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 56 s.p.2


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  2. [S343] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Eddy family in America, p. 936.
  3. [S343] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Eddy family in America, p. 935.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910.

Virginia Ellen Eddy1

F, #17529, b. 6 July 1918
     Virginia Ellen Eddy was born on 6 July 1918 in Jackson, Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Harold Frederick Eddy and Virginia Hannah Sewall.1


  1. [S343] Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Eddy family in America, p. 1063.

John Carmen Eden1

M, #25818, b. 17 October 1864, d. 12 January 1929
     John Carmen Eden was born on 17 October 1864 in Goderich, Ontario.1 He married Caroline Lehman Sewall, daughter of Edmund Devereux Sewall and Annie Wilbur Lehman, on 30 June 1919 in Cook County, Illinois.2 They again appear to have married on 7 June 1923 in Livingston, Park County, Montana. John Carmen Eden died on 12 January 1929 in King County, Washington, at the age of 64.1

Funeral Services for well-known Pacific Coast Business Leader Are Set for This Afternoon.
Funeral services for John Carmen Eden, 64 years old, long a Pacific Coast manufacturer and business leader, were to be held at 3 o'clock today In St. Mark's Episcopal - Church after the body had lain in-state at the Bonney-Watson chapel from 11 to 1 o'clock.
Relatives and friends were to attend-the funeral service, to be conducted by the Rev. Dr. John D. McLauchlan. The earlier function was arranged that the public might have opportunity to pay respect to a great Industrial leader.
Pallbearers Named.

Active pallbearers for the services were to include some of the men most closely associated with Mr. Eden in his business activities in life: C.N. Reitze, George B. Dickinson, Harry Murbach, Gordon Tongue, James F. Kane, C. W. Wagner, J. Pascoe and William P. Williams. Honorary pallbearers were to include other associates.
Mr. Eden died at his home at The Highlands Saturday night after a prolonged illness.
Formed Cement Company.

Born in Goderich, Ont., October 17, 1864, he received training in the railroad business and came to Seattle in 1902 as traffic manager of the Great Northern Railway. He left in 1906 to became a prominent figure in the steel industry in Illinois, but returned in 1907 and organized the Superior Portland Cement Company of Seattle, an enterprise he headed until his death and which made fortunes for him and those associated with him in it. But later he was to lend the benefit of his experience and wealth to numerous other activities going to furnish employment and, create wealth in the Pacific Northwest region, these including the Beliingham Coal Company.
Besides his widow, Caroline, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. John Coulthurst of Bellingham, Mrs. Henry Lucas of Fort Worth, Tex., and Mrs. George E. Clark of Bridgeburg, Ont., as well as by a nephew, E.P. Lucas of Bellingham.
Cremation is to follow today's services.3


  1. [S89] Family Search, Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Seattle Daily Times, 14 January 1929.

Camilla Sewall Edge

F, #14616, b. 25 October 1923, d. 16 September 1998
     Camilla Sewall Edge was born on 25 October 1923 in Ventor, New Jersey.1,2 She was the daughter of Governor Walter Evans Edge and Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall. Camilla Sewall Edge married E. Brooke Lee Jr. in 1944. Camilla Sewall Edge and E. Brooke Lee Jr. were divorced.3 Camilla Sewall Edge died on 16 September 1998 in Brunswick, Maine, at the age of 742 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Maine.4

LEE-Camilla Sewall Edge, 74, of Elm St. and Small Point, Maine died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine of respiratory failure.
She was born in Ventnor, New Jersey, October 25, 1923, a daughter of the Hon. Walter E. Edge and Camilla Sewall Edge. Her father served as U.S. Senator and Governor of New Jersey as well as Ambassador to France. On her maternal side she was the great granddaughter of ship builder Arthur Sewall of Bath, Maine who was the vice presidental nominee of William Jennings Bryan.
Camilla graduated from St. Timothy's School in Cattonville, MD. and attended Sarah Lawrence College.
In 1944 she married E. Brooke Lee Jr. of Silver Spring, Maryland; a decendant of Richard Henry Lee. She inspired devotion from her large family & her many close friends. She will be remembered as a person of enormous character, humor, and dignity. She worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross & conducted fundraising for the Maine Maritime Museum, as well as the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her six children, Camilla Lee Alexander, E. Brooke Lee III, Kaiulani Sewall Lee, Katie Blair Lee St. John, Richard Henry Lee, and Elizabeth Ashe Somerville Lee; fourteen grandchildren; and one great grandson. Portland Press Herald, September 18, 1998.5

Child of Camilla Sewall Edge and E. Brooke Lee Jr.


  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 19 September 1998.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information,… (at December 2006).
  4. [S392] Website ( "# 28751241."
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Portland Press Herald, 18 September 1998.

Eva Edge1,2

F, #20539, b. circa 1876
     Eva Edge was born circa 1876 in Bolton, Lancashire.1 The marriage of Eva Edge and Dr. John Willis Marshall was registered in the quarter ending September 1897 in the Fylde registration district.2

Children of Eva Edge and Dr. John Willis Marshall


  1. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.

Loyall Howard Edge1

M, #2191, b. 25 April 1929, d. 6 June 1978
     Loyall Howard Edge was born on 25 April 1929 in Washington, District of Columbia.2,3 He was the son of Governor Walter Evans Edge and Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall.4 Loyall Howard Edge died on 6 June 1978 in Tallahassee, Florida, at the age of 493 and is buried in Northwood Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.5


  1. [S160] New York Times, 9 October 1972.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S283] Nicholas Benton, The Seven Weld brothers, p. 68.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 40855030, Loyall Howard Edge, showing gravestone photograph."

Mary Esther Edge1

F, #17292, b. 21 May 1926, d. 1977
     Mary Esther Edge was born on 21 May 1926 in Washington, District of Columbia.2 She was the daughter of Governor Walter Evans Edge and Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall.1 Mary Esther Edge married John Hayter MacFadyen on 24 May 1952.1 Mary Esther Edge died in 1977.3


  1. [S160] New York Times, 25 May 1952.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information,… (as at April 2007).

Walter E. Edge Jr.1

M, #13284, b. 10 July 1915, d. 14 June 1996
     Walter E. Edge Jr. was born on 10 July 1915 in Philadelphia.2 He was the son of Governor Walter Evans Edge and Lady Lee Phillips.1 Walter E. Edge Jr. died on 14 June 1996 at the age of 80.2


  1. [S160] New York Times, 9 October 1972.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Governor Walter Evans Edge1

M, #2190, b. 20 November 1873, d. 29 October 1956
     Governor Walter Evans Edge. Governor of New Jersey and United States Senator.2 He was born on 20 November 1873 in Philadelphia.2 He married firstly Lady Lee Phillips on 5 June 1907 in Shelby, Tennessee.3 Governor Walter Evans Edge married secondly Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall, daughter of Harold Marsh Sewall and Camilla Loyall Ashe, on 9 December 1922 in Bath, Maine.4 In 1930 he was a United States Ambassador to France.1 Governor Walter Evans Edge died on 29 October 1956 at the age of 825 and is buried in Northwood Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.6

Child of Governor Walter Evans Edge and Lady Lee Phillips

Children of Governor Walter Evans Edge and Camilla Loyall Ashe Sewall


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 9 October 1972.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950.
  4. [S160] New York Times, 18 November 1922.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information,
  6. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 6860237, Walter Evans Edge Famous memorial, showing gravestone photograph."
  7. [S160] New York Times, 25 May 1952.

Dr. David Marks Edgerly1

M, #15354, b. 11 August 1839, d. 20 December 1892
     Dr. David Marks Edgerly was born on 11 August 1839 in New Hampshire.1 He married Caroline Lucinda Cooper, daughter of Samuel Thatcher Cooper and Caroline Lucinda Flint Abbott, on 30 June 1868 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 Dr. David Marks Edgerly died on 20 December 1892 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the age of 53.3


  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 44 p. 60.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915.

James Dennis Edmonds1

M, #22565, b. 13 April 1888, d. 23 August 1965
     James Dennis Edmonds was born on 13 April 1888 in Mississippi.2,3 He married Trudie Emily Powell, daughter of Ernest Powell and Sallie Reed Handley.2 James Dennis Edmonds died on 23 August 1965 at Polk County Hospital, Livingston, Polk County, Texas, at the age of 774,5 and is buried in Peebles Cemetery, Livingston, Polk County, Texas.6

Child of James Dennis Edmonds and Trudie Emily Powell


  1. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S231] 1930 US Census, Goodrich, Polk, Texas.
  3. [S89] Family Search, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S392] Website ( "# 52879253."
  5. [S89] Family Search, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  6. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 52879237, James Dennis Edmonds, showing gravestone photograph."

Virginia Dare Edmonds1,2

F, #22566, b. 20 November 1929, d. 30 November 2010
     Virginia Dare Edmonds was born on 20 November 1929 in Goodrich, Texas.1,2 She was the daughter of James Dennis Edmonds and Trudie Emily Powell.1 Virginia Dare Edmonds died on 30 November 2010 at the age of 812 and is buried in Peebles Cemetery, Livingston, Polk County, Texas.3


  1. [S231] 1930 US Census, Goodrich, Polk, Texas.
  2. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 89245833."
  3. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 89245833, Virginia Dare Edmonds Metts, showing gravestone photograph."

Alice Edmunds1

F, #5504
     Alice Edmunds married Rev. John Ward, son of Rev. Nathaniel Ward.1

Children of Alice Edmunds and Rev. John Ward


  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9. p. 219.
  2. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 121.

Sir Frederick Thomas Edridge

M, #20074, b. 22 January 1843, d. 3 October 1921
     Sir Frederick Thomas Edridge was born on 22 January 1843. He married Elizabeth Sara Eastty, daughter of Joseph Mortleman Eastty and Elizabeth Sharp, in 1867. Sir Frederick Thomas Edridge died on 3 October 1921 in Bramley Croft, South Croydon, at the age of 78.1

Sir Frederick Thomas Edrldge, who died at Croydon on Monday, in his 79th year, was a benefactor to the borough, of which he was five times mayor and the first honorary freeman.
The son of Sir Thomas Richard Edridge, Kt., of The Elms, Croydon; he was born in 1843, and was educated at Marlborough. His benefactions included gifts to Croydon General Hospital, Croydon Parish Church (where he was churchwarden for over 30 years); and the Whitgift Foundation (of which he was chairman). He gave a statue of Whitgift to the town, and to the Whitgift Grammar School he was especially generous, endowing a leaving exhibition of £50 a year, and various prizes, and providing, among other advantages, an armoury, a dark-room for photographers, and a sports changing room. To Croydon Town Hall he gave a clock and peal of bells, and he made over the crest of Pollards Hill, Norbury, as a public open space. He was the leader of the Conservative Party in the borough and was frequently pressed to stand for Parliament, but always declined.
Sir Frederick, who was knighted in 1897, was High Sheriff of Surrey in 1909, and was hon. colonel, 4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment from 1906 to 1919. He married, in 1867, Elizabeth Sara, daughter of J. M. Eastty, of Wellesley House, Croydon.2


  1. [S205] Newspaper, Pall Mall Gazette, 4 October 1921.
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Oct 05, 1921.

King Edward I, called Longshanks1

M, #11065, b. 17 June 1239, d. 7 July 1307
     King Edward I, called Longshanks was born on 17 June 1239 in Palace of Westminster, London.1 He was the son of Henry Plantagenet, Henry III, King of England and Eleanor Berenger.2 King Edward I, called Longshanks. He was created Duke of Gascony in 1254, and Earl of Chester on 14 February, 1254. He resigned the earldom of Chester on 24 December, 1264, but was restored to it on 4 August 1265. He succeeded his father as King of England on 20 November 1272 and was crowned on 19 August 1274, at Westminster Abbey.1 He married Eleanor of Castile,, daughter of King (?) Ferdinand III, King of Castile and Leon, on 18 October 1254.2 King Edward I, called Longshanks died on 7 July 1307 at the age of 68.2

Children of King Edward I, called Longshanks and Eleanor of Castile,


  1. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 82.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  3. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 84.

King Edward II,

M, #11620, b. 25 April 1284, d. 21 September 1327
     King Edward II, was born on 25 April 1284. He was the son of King Edward I, called Longshanks and Eleanor of Castile. King Edward II, married Isabella of France, daughter of Philip of France, (Philip the Fair) Philip IV, King of France and Jeanne of Navarre,, on 25 January 1308. King Edward II, died on 21 September 1327 at the age of 43.

Child of King Edward II, and Isabella of France

King Edward III,1

M, #11618, b. 13 November 1312, d. 21 June 1377
     King Edward III, was born on 13 November 1312 in Windsor, Berkshire. He was the son of King Edward II, and Isabella of France. King Edward III, married Philippa of Hainault, daughter of William II of Hainault Count of Holland, on 24 January 1328. King Edward III, died on 21 June 1377 in Shene, Richmond, Surrey, at the age of 64.

Children of King Edward III, and Philippa of Hainault


  1. [S132] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants, p. 199.

King Edward IV

M, #11780, b. 1442, d. 1483
     King Edward IV was born in 1442. He was the son of Richard Duke of York and Cecily Neville. King Edward IV married Elizabeth Wydville in 1464. King Edward IV died in 1483.

Child of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Wydville

Alma Edwards1

F, #7483, b. 1894
     Alma Edwards was born in 1894.1 She married John Alden Bailey Jr., son of John Alden Bailey and Adelia Malvina Alden, on 20 July 1916 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.1,2

Children of Alma Edwards and John Alden Bailey Jr.


  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006.

Elizabeth Mary Jane Edwards1

F, #21462, b. circa 1823, d. 7 March 1841
     Elizabeth Mary Jane Edwards was born circa 1823.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Vincent Edwards and Jane Tindal.1 Elizabeth Mary Jane Edwards died on 7 March 1841.1


  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties, March 12, 1841.

James Edwards

M, #21284, b. 1757, d. 2 January 1816
     James Edwards was born in 1757. He married Catherine Bromhead, daughter of Rev. Edward Bromhead. James Edwards died on 2 January 18161 and was buried on 9 January 1816 in St Mary Churchyard, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London.1

Child of James Edwards and Catherine Bromhead


  1. [S392] Website ( "# 65265991."
  2. [S392] Website ( "# 65266306."

James Edwards1

M, #22698, b. May 1809, d. August 1822
     James Edwards was born in May 1809.1 He was the son of James Edwards and Catherine Bromhead.1 James Edwards died in August 1822 at the age of 13.1


  1. [S392] Website ( "# 65266306."

Jane Edwards1

F, #1392, b. 20 March 1840, d. 10 April 1916
     Jane Edwards was born on 20 March 1840 in Mary Tavy, Devon.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Richard Edwards and Jane Pryor.1 Jane Edwards married Frederick George Sewell, son of Sheriff William Smith Sewell and Mary Isabella Smith, on 29 April 1857 in Houghton, Michigan.1 Jane Edwards appears on the census of 1870 at Portage, Houghton, Michigan.2 She married John Palmer Hunt on 18 September 1874 in Houghton, Michigan.1 Jane Edwards died on 10 April 1916 in Houghton, Michigan, at the age of 76.1

Children of Jane Edwards and Frederick George Sewell

Children of Jane Edwards and John Palmer Hunt


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S209] 1870 US Census, Houghton, Michigan.
  3. [S392] Website ( "Memorial # 68180810."
  4. [S107] 1880 US Census, Portage, Houghton, Michigan.
  5. [S208] 1900 US Census, Portage, Houghton, Michigan.

Rev. Jonathan Edwards1

M, #14577, b. 1702, d. 23 February 1758
     Rev. Jonathan Edwards. President of Princetown College.1 He was born in 1702.2 He married Sarah Pierpont.3 Rev. Jonathan Edwards died on 23 February 1758.4

EDWARDS JONATHAN, president of Princetown College, in New Jersey, was the son of the rev. Timothy Edwards, pastor of the church in Windsor, Connecticut. He was born, 1702; graduated at Yale College, 1720; he was soon chosen tutor, for which office he was well qualified; being then distinguished for his abilities and learning. While he resided at college, he applied his mind closely to the study of divinity; and very soon after he began to preach, he was invited to settle at Northampton. Mr. Stoddard, who was then minister of the church, was his grandfather, and had lived to old age. It gave the highest satisfaction to that venerable man, to have one for his colleague and successor, whose gifts and graces were so extraordinary; and for whom he must naturally care more than for any other candidate whom the people might call. Mr. Edwards was, indeed, as a son with a father, the staff of his age, as well as a blessing to the people. Mr. Stoddard died, 1729. The church had been in peace and harmony. Both their ministers were highly esteemed at home and abroad. The practice of baptising children of persons making a profession of religion, who did not join in full communion, had not been called in question. Unhappily for the town of Northampton, a difference of opinion arose upon this subject; Mr. Edwards was fully persuaded in his own mind, that none but the children of communicants have a right to baptism; and it was his desire to bring the church over to the same way of thinking. He had thought much upon the subject, and in 1748 he published a quarto pamphlet, entitled, "an humble inquiry into the rules of the word of God concerning the qualifications for a full communion in the visible christian church." The rev. Solomon Williams wrote an answer to this ; to which Mr. Edwards replied. The dispute occasioned many divisions in churches, and the contention was so great in the church at Northampton that it issued in a separation. A council was called, which advised to a dismission. He resigned the pastoral office in 1750, and had an "honourable quietus." He was then invited to settle in the church at Stockbridge. The minister of that town was supported from the funds of the London society. Mr. Sargeant had been their missionary to the Indians; they elected Mr. Edwards to succeed him, and the inhabitants of the town joined heartily in the invitation. In this retired situation he made himself useful to the people both Indians and English, who sat under his ministry; and he had a fine opportunity to indulge his mind in those profound speculations, which had given him a distinction among the greatest men of the age.
When president Burr died, he was chosen to succeed him. He had good reasons for not accepting the place, but a sense of duty prevailed over every other consideration, and he removed to Princetown in New Jersey. In this station, which he adorned by his reputation, and where he might have been very useful if it had pleased Heaven to spare his life, he continued but a short time. He died of the small pox, Feb. 23, 1758. His death was universally lamented. Though many differed from him in theological opinions, yet all respected his piety and learning. As a preacher he was pathetick, serious, experimental; he had a small voice, and therefore was not popular among that class of people who think that to be zealous, and to cry aloud, is the same thing. But his performances in the pulpit were peculiarly acceptable to persons of serious views. They were plain, practical and adapted to the various capacities of his hearers; which is very remarkable, considering how much he wrote and thought upon doctrinal subjects. He was certainly a great controversial writer; most of his writings discover this turn of mind, and he has written very largely and ably upon many theological subjects. His book upon the "freedom of the will" is the most celebrated; this gives him a name among the greatest metaphysicians. Several professors of divinity in the Dutch universities sent him their thanks for the assistance he had given them in their inquiry into some doctrinal points, having carried his own further than any author they had ever seen. This book is written in opposition " to Arminian principles; " and the "Pelagian heresy;" Dr. Priestly, however, speaks highly of it, and says he should suppose an Arminian wrote it. The doctor is well known to be a high Supralapsarian, or Necessarian, which he will not allow to be a sentiment exclusively confined to Calvinistick divines. President Edwards' book is not so clear upon the subject as some others upon that side the question. The style is somewhat intricate, but it is a book of deep research; it discovers great application of mind, with uncommon strength of intellectual powers. This has been said of it, that it not only proves him a man of great genius, but lt the superiour force of argument has baffled all opposition. His "treatise upon the affections" is another work of great celebrity, and has been read more than his "essay on the freedom of the will." He published many works, and left many in mss. Since his death have been printed, "his defence of the doctrine of original sin;" a volume upon the "nature of virtue;" the "history of redemption," &c. All his works have been collected lately, in eight volumes, of which there is a very good American edition, with "memoirs of his life." President Edwards left ten children. Of his posterity there are now several who are very conspicuous among the literary and famous men of New England. Eliot: Biographical Dictionary of New England, p. 171.2

Child of Rev. Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Pierpont


  1. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1 p. 291.
  2. [S587] John Eliot, New England Biographical Dictionary, p. 171.
  3. [S392] Website ( "#11603."
  4. [S587] John Eliot, New England Biographical Dictionary, p. 173.

Joseph W. Edwards1

M, #22340
     Joseph W. Edwards married Lizzie Fields.1

Child of Joseph W. Edwards and Lizzie Fields


  1. [S232], Maine Death Records, 1617-1922.