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Nephi Edwards

Male 1870 - 1950  (79 years)


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  • Name Nephi Edwards  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 26 Jul 1870  Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1BMS-3H 
    Residence 25 Jun 1880  Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mission Feb 1891  Glasgow, Lanarkshire Co, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 13 Jun 1900  Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sheep Hearder 
    Occupation 13 Jun 1900  Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sheep Herder 
    Died 29 Apr 1950  Milford, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 May 1950  Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1951  default
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2009 

    Father Robert Edwards, Jr.,   b. 3 Nov 1827, Bloxham, Oxfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1893, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Huntington,   b. 28 Feb 1830, Chipping, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1901, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1855  Greasbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F1076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Munford,   b. 11 Apr 1872, Parowan, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1913, Buckhorn, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1892  St. George, Washington Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards,   b. 5 Oct 1893, Orderville, Kane Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1964, La Verkin, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Maggie Luella Edwards,   b. 11 Aug 1895, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1981, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Zola J. Edwards,   b. 8 Oct 1897, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1906  (Age 8 years)
     4. Nephi Delos Edwards,   b. 11 Jan 1900, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1926, Milford, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. Emma Jane Edwards,   b. 1 Apr 1902, Minersville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1986, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Rachel Ann Edwards,   b. 4 Aug 1904, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1905  (Age 1 years)
     7. Albena Edwards,   b. 13 Jul 1906, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1980, Pioche, Lincoln Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Thomas Bennett Edwards,   b. 27 Sep 1908, Buckhorn, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1968, Las Vegas, Clark Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Son Edwards,   b. 1910, Parowan, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Parowan, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +10. Floyd Devaun Edwards,   b. 20 Aug 1912, Parowan, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1951, Milford, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F1088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of Nephi Edwards. Scan by Floyd Jay Edwards

    Documents
    1880 U.S. Census
    1880 U.S. Census
    Greenville Precinct, Beaver, Utah: Robert Edwards family
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    Beaver, Beaver, Utah: "Elizabeth Edwards" & "Nephi Edwards" families on J Street

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of Nephi Edwards at Mountain View Cemetery

    Histories
    History of Nephi Edwards
    History of Nephi Edwards
    History of Nephi Edwards, by his daughter, Emma Jane Huddlestone. Transcription by Floyd Jay Edwards

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      1880 U.S. Census - 000200
      1900 U.S. Census - 000397
      Photo - 003820
      Grave Marker - 000295
      History - 003821

    2. [S117] 1880 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 10th Census, 1880, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), PG 40 (Reliability: 3).
      Greenville Precinct, Beaver, Utah: Robert Edwards, age 51, farmer, unemployed during the calendar year, unable to read/write, birthplace England, parentage England; Elizabeth HUNTINGTON Edward, age 46, keeping house, unable to read/write, birthplace England, parentage England; Moses, age 20, works on farm, unemployed during the calendar year, attended school within the year, birthplace England; Aaron Robert, age 17, works on farm, unemployed during the calendar year, attended school within the year, birthplace England; David, age 13, works on farm, unemployed during the calendar year, attended school within the year, birthplace England; Nephi, age 9, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; Annie, age 4, birthplace Utah

    3. [S368] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 12th Census, 1900, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SHEET 9A (Reliability: 3).
      Beaver, Beaver, Utah: "Elizabeth Edwards," age 70, born Feb 1830, birthplace England, parentage England, immigrated 1869; "Nephi," age 29, born Jul 1870, birthplace Utah, parentage England, Sheep Hearder; "Jane," age 31, born Jan 1869, birthplace Utah, parentage England; "Myrtle E," age 7, born Jan 1893, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah, At school; "Luella," age 5, born May 1895, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah; "Lola J," age 3, born Jun 1896, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah; "Nephi D," age 1, born Jan 1899, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah

    4. [S153] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database, Utah Department of Community and Economic Development, (Salt Lake City, UT : [2003--, online] http://history.utah.gov/utah_history_research_center/cemetery_burials/), C_370_2 (Reliability: 3).
      Mountain View Cemetery: Nephi Edwards b. 26 Jul 1870; d. 29 Apr 1950; bur. 3 May 1950; cause of death Chronic Myocarditis; Mary Jan Munford Edwards (spouse)

    5. [S749] Life Sketch of Elizabeth Huntington Edwards, Bradshaw, Annie Edwards, (A biographical history written by the granddaughter of Elizabeth Huntington Edwards) (Reliability: 3).
      "In February 1891, Uncle Nephi was called to serve on a mission to Great Britain. His field of labor was around Glasgow, Scotland. In July the following year on account of poor health he had an honorable release from his mission."

    6. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Robert Edwards (b.1827) married Elizabeth Huntington (b.1830) 19 Aug 1855 in Yorkshire County, England. They had eleven children, the first six being born in Yorkshire. Their seventh child, David, was born in Norwick. It was at this time that that Robert Edwards became ill and had been recommended by his doctor to take an ocean voyage as an attempt to heal him. He left his family behind, traveling to Utah, planning to earn sufficient money and send for his family. He left Liverpool, England 30 Jun 1868 on the Minnesota, arriving New York City 12 Jul 1868. The story turns very interesting at this point as their eighth child, Jesse, was born in Worcestershire 19 Feb 1869. This means it is highly unlikely Robert even knew his wife was pregnant when he left her and the seven children behind. After the birth of Jesse, Elizabeth and the remaining children were able to gather enough funds for their journey and departed Liverpool 22 Sep 1869 on the Manhattan. Six days later while mid-voyage Jesse died at the age of seven months, his father nevering knowing (at the time) he had been born. The family finally arrived New York City 7 Oct 1869. From here the family traveled by rail all the way to Ogden, Utah, on the new rail line. After arrival at Ogden the family traveled by wagon team some 235 miles to the south to Greenville, Utah, where they then settled. Exactly nine months after arrival into the United States their ninth child, Nephi, was born at Greenville. The tenth child, George Henry Edwards, was born also born at Greenville. Family records indicate their last child, Annie, was born in Morgan County, Utah (near Ogden) in 1876, but we have yet to identify why she was born that far away from home. Robert and Elizabeth eventually settled Beaver, Utah where they remained the rest of their lives. They are both buried in the Mountain View Cemetery at Beaver.
      [Short biography prepared by Chad G. Nichols 20 Jun 2006 for a distant cousin in Georgia]

    7. [S364] FreeBMD, Trustees of FreeBMD (Ben Laurie, Graham Hart, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall), ([Online]), VOL 9C, P 497 (Reliability: 3).
      Robert Edwards & Elizabeth Huntington md Sep 1855 Rotherham, Yorkshire