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Robert Edwards, Jr.

Male 1827 - 1893  (65 years)


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  • Name Robert Edwards  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 3 Nov 1827  Bloxham, Oxfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Christened 20 Sep 1828  Bloxham Parish Church, Bloxham, Oxfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1BMR-M4 
    Residence 1841  Leamington Priors, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1851  Kimberworth, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  Greasbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 30 Jun 1868  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Parry Company on the Minnesota 
    Immigration 13 Jul 1868  New York City, New York Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Parry Company on the Minnesota 
    Occupation 19 Jul 1870  Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laborer 
    Occupation 25 Jun 1880  Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Died 1 Nov 1893  Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Rupture 
    Buried 5 Nov 1893  Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1953  default
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2010 

    Father Robert Edwards, Sr.,   b. 10 Jan 1800, Staffordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1876, Birmingham, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Russell,   b. 18 Oct 1799, Bloxham, Oxfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Birmingham, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1818  Bloxham Parish Church, Bloxham, Oxfordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • SIBLING: The IGI records a John Edwards & Catherine, who may be related to Robert Edwards as their childrens' ages match up with Robert and Mary Anne's (Bloxham Parish (IGI C024231, FHL 95217):
      Thomas chr. 3 Nov 1824, d. 5 Nov 1824, son of John Edwards & Catharine
      Elizabeth chr. 1 Jan 1826, dau of John Edwards & Catherine
      Ellen chr. 15 Jan 1832, dau of John Edwards & Catherine
      John chr. 7 May 1837, son of John Edwards & Catharine
      Emanuel chr. 5 Aug 1839, son of John Edwards & Catherine
    Family ID F582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Jubb,   b. Abt 1823, Chapeltown, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852-1853, of Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Dec 1848  Wortley, West Riding, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Children 
     1. Hyrum Edwards,   b. 2 Jun 1850, Thorpe, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1922, Provo, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Heber Edwards,   b. Dec 1852, of Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1853  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F1089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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  [16, 17
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Elizabeth Edwards,   b. 25 May 1856, Greasbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1934, Ely, White Pine Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Joseph Edwards,   b. 7 Apr 1858, Windfield, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1890, Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +3. Moses Edwards,   b. 26 May 1860, Windfield, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1929, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Mary Jane Edwards,   b. 23 May 1862, Windfield, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1862, Windfield, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Aaron Robert Edwards, Sr.,   b. 13 May 1863, Windfield, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1925, Provo, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Mary Elizabeth Edwards,   b. 1 Apr 1865, Windfield, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1866, Birmingham, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +7. David Edwards,   b. 8 Mar 1867, Birmingham, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1956, McGill, White Pine Co, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. Jesse Edwards,   b. 19 Feb 1869, Kings Norton, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1869, Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. Nephi Edwards,   b. 26 Jul 1870, Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1950, Milford, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. George Henry Edwards,   b. 8 May 1872, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1872, Greenville, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Annie Edwards,   b. 16 May 1876, Croyden, Morgan Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1893, Beaver, Beaver Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F1076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of Robert Edwards & Elizabeth HUNTINGTON Edwards. Captions read: [front] "Robert Edwards, Catherine O'Donnell Hiatt's Grandfather," and [back] "Robert Edwards. Born at Bloxom Oxfordshire, Nov 3 1827. Mrs Huntington, Beaver Ward." Original in possession of Chad G. Nichols
    St. Mary's Church
    St. Mary's Church
    Photo of St. Mary's Church, the parish church at Greasbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire Co, England. Robert Edwards, Jr & Elizabeth HUNTINGTON (4GGP) were married here in 1855. Courtesy of www.geograph.org.uk

    Documents
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census: Roberts Edwards Sr Family at Eastnor Street, Leamington Priors, Warwickshire
    1851 British Census
    1851 British Census
    1851 British Census - Robert Edwards family
    1861 British Census
    1861 British Census
    1861 British Census - Robert Edwards family at 104 Winfield
    Minnesota Voyage Details [30 Jun - 12 Jul 1868]
    Minnesota Voyage Details [30 Jun - 12 Jul 1868]
    Minnesota Voyage Details from the Mormon Immigration Index. List contains name of Roberts Edwards traveling before his family's departure. His wife and children soon followed on the Manhattan.
    Minnesota Passenger Manifest (partial) [13 Jul 1868]
    Minnesota Passenger Manifest (partial) [13 Jul 1868]
    Partial passenger manifest of the Minnesota, a ship carrying hundreds of Mormons from England to the United States in 1868. Onboard was Robert Edwards Jr.
    1870 U.S. Census
    1870 U.S. Census
    District 7, Greenville, Beaver, Utah: "Robert Edwards" family
    1880 U.S. Census
    1880 U.S. Census
    Greenville Precinct, Beaver, Utah: Robert Edwards family

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of Robert Edwards Jr & Elizabeth HUNTINGTON Edwards at Mountain View Cemetery
    Generation Shot [14 Oct 2010]
    Generation Shot [14 Oct 2010]
    Generation shot taken at the grave marker of Robert Edwards and Elizabeth HUNTINGTON Edwards at the Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Utah. Photographed [L to R] are S. McKell Nichols, Chad G. Nichols, and Trayson C. Nichols. Photographed by Sietske Nichols.

    Histories
    Life History of Robert Edwards, Jr
    Life History of Robert Edwards, Jr
    Life History of Robert Edwards Jr, by his granddaughter, Emma Jane EDWARDS Huddleston. Transcription by Floyd Jay Edwards

  • Notes 
    • MIGRATION: Searched for any 'Edwards' or 'Edward' in the Mormon Overland Travel Index, but nothing was found that matched. History indicates Robert became ill in England and had been recommended by his doctor to 'take an ocean voyage.' He left his family for Utah where he would raise money and send for them. They followed him in 1869.

      PHOTO & MORE: There is an original photo of Robert & Elizabeth Edwards hanging in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Beaver. Floyd Edwards believes a copy can be ordered through DUP. Floyd also believes Robert & Elizabeth's original patriarchal blessings may be in the possession of Howard & Lavern Bradshaw.

  • 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).
      St. Mary's Church - 005155
      1841 British Census - 003005
      1851 British Census - 003184
      1861 British Census - 003187
      Minnesota Passenger Manifest - 003416
      Minnesota Voyage Details - 000182
      1870 U.S. Census - 000320
      1880 U.S. Census - 000200
      Photos - 000480
      Patriarchal Blessing - 003822
      Grave Marker - 000280, 005212
      History - 003814

    2. [S57] 1841 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1841 Census for England was taken on the night of 6 June 1841) (Reliability: 3).
      Eastnor Street, Leamington Priors, Warwickshire - Robert Edwards Family:
      --Robert Edwards, age 40, Brickmaker
      --Mary, age 40
      --Robert, age 12
      --George, age 10
      --Mary, age 8
      --Betsey, age 6
      --Solomon, age 4
      --Jane, age 1

    3. [S177] 1851 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1851 Census for England was taken on the night of 30 March 1851) (Reliability: 3).
      Kimberworth, Yorkshire - Robert Edwards family:
      --Robert, age 23, Pot Hawker, b. Blocksom, Oxfordshire
      --Sarah, age 28, b. Chapeltown, Yorkshire
      --Hiram, age 9 mos, b. Thorpe, Yorkshire

    4. [S519] 1861 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1861 Census for England was taken on the night of 7 April 1861) (Reliability: 3).
      105 Winfield, Gresbrough, Yorkshire - Robert Edwards family:
      --Robert, age 33, Lab. in Iron works, b. Bloscom, Oxfordshire
      --Elizabeth, age 31, Lab. in Iron works, b. Chipping, Lancashire
      --Hiram, age 10, Scholar, b. Thorp, Yorkshire
      --Sarah, age 4, Scholar, b. Greasbro, Yorkshire
      --Joseph, age 2, Scholar, b. Greasbro, Yorkshire
      --Moses, age 10 mos, b. Greasbro, Yorkshire

    5. [S385] Emigration Records, European Mission; 1849-1885, 1899-1923, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, European Mission, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951), FHL 025692, P.8 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      John Parry Company onboard the Minnesota lists Robert Edwards (age 49), departed Liverpool 30 Jun 1868, arrived New York City 12 Jul 1868

    7. [S276] Passenger Manifest (Reliability: 3).
      Liverpool, Lancashire, England - Robert Edwards Jr

    8. [S229] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 9th Census, 1870, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), P. 1 (Reliability: 3).
      District 7, Greenville, Beaver, Utah: Robert Edwards Family:
      --Robert Edwards, age 43, Laborer, birthplace England, foreign parentage, unable to read/write
      --Elizabeth, age 40, Keeping house, birthplace England, foreign parentage, unable to write
      --Sarah, age 14, birthplace England, unable to write
      --Joseph, age 12, birthplace England, unable to read/write
      --Moses, age 10, birthplace England, attended school within the year, unable to read/write
      --Aaron, age 7, birthplace England; "David," age 3, birthplace England
      --David, age 3, birthplace England

    9. [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

    10. [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/), D_290_1 (Reliability: 3).
      Mountain View Cemetery: Robert Edwards b. 3 Nov 1827; d. 11 Nov 1893; cause of death Rupture; Mary Ann Russells (Mother)

    11. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    12. [S290] International Genealogical Index - LDS Church Membership Record, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 The original records cannot be sent to family history centers. The records of members who died before 1988 can be viewed at the Family History Library. These records cannot be photocopied. Information for members who died after 1988 is available only on the Internet version of the IGI. Married women may be indexed under their maiden or married surnames.) (Reliability: 3).
      Robert Edwards
      b. 3 Nov 1827 Bloxham, Oxford
      Father: Robert

    13. [S292] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Record, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.) (Reliability: 3).
      Robert chr. 20 Sep 1828 Bloxham, Oxford
      son of Roberts Edwards & Mary Anne
      (IGI C024231, FHL 95217, research by Chad G. Nichols)

    14. [S503] Bishop's Transcripts for Bloxham, 1669-1871, Church of England. Parish Church of Bloxham (Oxfordshire), (Oxford : Filmed by the University Press, 1955).

    15. [S364] FreeBMD, Trustees of FreeBMD (Ben Laurie, Graham Hart, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall), ([Online]), VOL 22, P 666 (Reliability: 3).
      Robert Edwards & Sarah Jubb Dec 1848 Wortley, West Riding, Yorkshire

    16. [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]

    17. [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