Hi Marge wow you found alot of information on William's line, well I just thought you might have some luck where I haven't on my line.
I have a family tree called Private it's on my free site, and Tracy my cousin has put it on her paid site.
I have spent 10 yrs searching the Edwards Heirs. I once thought my branch grew on this tree, but it broke off at the beginning of this year.
I use to think that my line was Thomas Edwards born 1723 brother to the famous Robert. And Thomas son Robert Jr. born 1743 was were I thought was a sure connection. Like you said you have to be very carefull. What we think is our line may not be. I just found out my Robert was born in 1793, see you can see how I could had thought it was 1743.
Here is what I have on my Robert I would love to find out who his ancestors were. Thanks in advance for your help.
My Robert Edwards
[updated 17 Feb. 2009]
Robert's parents were JOHN and Elizabeth Edwards, but that is where the Edwards trail ends for now.
It is possible that he was a brother to the 1743 Robert, but no proof yet.
Birth: 1793 Ysceifiog, Flintshire, North Wales
1841 Wales Census--abt 1796 Flintshire, Wales
1851 Wales Census--abt 1793 Ysgeifiog, Flintshire, Wales
my grandfather's papers said he was born Groesffordd, Ysceifiog Parrish, Flintshire, North Wales
8 Aug 1815 Age: 22 Marriage to Ellinor Jones Flintshire, North Wales
Children of Robert & Elinor Jones Edwards
i. Owen Edwards 1816--This would be our Owen--he is not on family 1841 Census but he just got married 14 Jul 1838 and is living down the road from This Robert. On his marriage certificate his father name is Robert.
ii. John Edwards 1821-not living at home1851
iii. Hannah Edwards 1823 not living at home 1841 but moves back in 1851 after mother's death
iv. Elizabeth Edwards 1831 not living at home 1851
v. Robert Edwards 1833
vi. Thomas Edwards 1836
1841 Wales Census Age: 48-Residence: Bryn Y Hawn, Garneddwen Twp., Ysceifiog, Flintshire, North Wales
Elinor Edwards 45, Elizabeth Edwards 10, John Edwards 20, *Robert Edwards 45, Robert Edwards 8, Thomas Edwards 5
Elinor died before 1851
1851 Wales CensusAge: 58- Residence: Bumble Hole, Blaenavon, Llanfoist Parish, Monmouthshire, Wales
Hannah Edwards 28, *Robert Edwards 58, Robert Edwards 18, Thomas Edwards 15, Peter Wyne 18
Occupation:iron stone miner
Death: Ysceifiog Parrish, Flintshire, North Wales
This is a document my grandfather Gomer William Edwards had that I copied as a young girl. This is where I base my research from.
****Robert Edwards, a nephew of said Robert Edwards who owned the estate, was born in Groesffordd, Isgeifigg Parrish, Flint Shire, North Wales.
*****Owen Edwards,son of Robert Edwards Jr. was born at Groesffordd, Isgeifigg Parrish, Flint Shire, North Wales.
*****Edward Owen Edwards, born at Groesffordd, Isgeifigg Parrish, Flint Shire, North Wales, on the 18th of December, 1838.
Robert, born at Groesffordd, etc,. on the 26th of November 1840.
Charles, born at Groesffordd, etc. on the 24th of January 1846.
Samuel, born at Kendell (or Kindel) South Wales.
Elizabeth born at.,
Edward Owen Edwards married Mary Allen.
To this union was born Owen Edwards on August 23rd. 1862, and Resse who died in infancy.
He married a second time Susan Griffith.
William, born on the 24th day of July 1866, died in infancy.
Gomer, born on the 7th day of September 1868 died in infancy.
Hannah, born on the 25th. day of December 1869.
Elizabeth, born on the 19th day of February,1872.
Charles, born on the 12th day of August 1875
Edward, born on the 2nd day of April 1876
Mary Ann, born the 16th day of March 1877
Alice born on the 5th day of October, died in infancy.
Susan, born on the 1st day of November 1879
Harriet, born on the 10th day of July 1881
*****Gomer, born on the 28th day of January 1883
Thomas, born on the 29th of August 1886
Elizabeth, daughter of Edwards 0 Edwards married Robert C. Otey, December 22nd l889, to this union was born Thomas Edward Otey, March 14, 1892..
State of West Virginia, County of Mason to-wit Personally appears before me Samuel Edwards and Owen E. Edwards who after being first duly sworn declares and says the above statement is true and correct to the best of their knowledge..
Samuel X. Edwards
C. E. Edwards.
Given under my hand and seal this the 5th day of January 1925.
J. M. Hensley, Notary Public.
My commission expires January B. 1930 (Notarial Seal)