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Charles B. Edwards
4/14/1831 - 12/13/1889
(Shown at age 54)
Charles B. Edwards was born on April 14, 1831 in Gadsden Co., Florida and died on December 13, 1889 in Liberty Co., Florida. He lived to be 58 years old.

His parents were Samuel (1805 GA -1836 FL) and Rachel Hubbard Edwards. His grandparents were Neal Cullen Edwards (1770) and Elinor Gilstrap (1772)

He married Elizabeth E. Wright
Frank A.
Frances "Fannie" Caroline
Other1/31/1837 FL (Gadsden County) 5 yrs old 
January 31, 1837
Rachel Edwards, admx and Wm. H. Hubbard Admr of the Estate of Samíl Edwards decíd
This day was presented the account of said admrs with said Estate whereby it appears that they have received of the assets of said Estate the sum of nine Hundred and sixty three dollars and 40//100 and have satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Four Hundred and ninety eight dollars and 88/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Four hundred and sixty four dollars and 51/100 as per account & vouchers filed this day.  
Census7/3/1860 FL (Jackson County) 29 yrs old 
425-Charles B. Edwards (29), Elizabeth Edwards (23)& Adolphus Edwards (10 mos). Charles occupation is a overseer. Charles and Adolphus were born in FL, Elizabeth is GA. Vaule of their real estate is $1000.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/16/1880 Bristol FL (Liberty County) 49 yrs old 
Recorded as family #37: Charles B. Edwards (age 49), Elizabeth E. (age 45), Adolphus (20), Frank (15), Fannie (13), Claud (5), Ralph (7). All were born in FL, Charles parents in GA and Elizabeth in SC. Charles is a farmer, Elizabeth keeps house, Adolphus and frank work on the farm, Fannie helps will the house. Fannie doesn't attend school and can not read or write. Frank and Claud attend school. 
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1885 FL (Liberty County) 53 yrs old 
Recorded as Dwelling #82 and Family #86: C. B. Edwards (age 54), H? (age 25), Frank (age 21), Fannie (18), Ralph (12), and Claud (age 10). All were born in FL. C.B.'s parents were born in (father) SC & (mother) GA. C.B. is a farmer and he is a widow. 
Other6/20/1893 FL (Liberty County) 4 yrs after death 
estate of Charles B. Edwards - Frank and Adolphus Edwards admins.  

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4 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
6 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
11 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
11 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
14 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
19 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
24 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
30 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
33 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
34 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
34 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
39 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
51 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
52 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
53 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
8 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
13 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
22 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
25 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
28 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
34 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
38 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
46 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
48 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
58 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
3 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
30 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
31 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
51 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
54 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
4 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
6 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
9 1840 Oregon Trail is established
11 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
24 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
29 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
31 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
32 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
34 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
37 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
44 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
45 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
2 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Elizabeth Wright
Born about 1836 and died about 1890
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The Children of Charles B. Edwards

61 years old
Adolphus Jackson Edwards
Born in Gadsden County, Florida on September 12, 1859 and died in Gadsden County, Florida on May 13, 1934. He was 74 years old.

He married Belle Chester(8/11/1868 - 4/15/1924).
Evie E. (3/1890)
Rachael G. (8/1991)
Eva B. (8/1893)
A. Maxwell (5/1895)
Claudia B.(5/1898)
Clifford (3/19...
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30 years old
Frank Angus Edwards
Born in Bristol, Florida on August 25, 1864 and died in Gadsden Co., Florida on April 23, 1931. He was 66 years old.

He married Angus McAlilly(10/25/1871 -6/ 5/ 1943).
Irene Edwards
Evylin Edwards...
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5 years old
Frances 'Fannie' Caroline Edwards
Born in Gadsden County, Florida on September 30, 1867 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 20, 1915. She was 47 years old.

She married William M. Wood.

unknown Wood (died young)
Charles Ralph Wood
Benjamin Franklin Wood.

After the death of her husband William M. Wood, she married John Pope. ...
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23 years old
Ralph Edwards
Born in Liberty Co., Florida on November 5, 1872 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on December 18, 1939. He was 67 years old.

He married Nora E. Armstrong on May 8, 1898. She died in childbirth.
He married on 10/15/1911 to Eula Dora Yon.
Ina (1912-1950) married ______ Boggs
Ruth (1914)
Don (1916-...
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