Having searched two Edwards surname mailing list for Thomas Nathaniel Edwards and his wife Elizabeth Downing, I thought I would send to the list what I found. What was interesting were the different birth dates and locations of the children. Also several of the sons were claimed by different lines and had different descendants. One example is John b. 1727, who is reported by one researcher to be the John who went to South Carolina and is buried there and another researcher claims him as the John who wrote a will dtd Apr 2, 1798 and proven in Orange Co NC November 1801. We have Thomas and his wife in Wales in 1750 as reported by one researcher and being in North Carolina in 1740. We also see Thomas and Elizabeth being married in 1714 Swansea Wales or Apr 12, 1713 North Carolina.
Descendants of Thomas Nathaniel Edwards
Generation No. 1
1. Thomas Nathaniel3 Edwards (Thomas2, Edwards1) was born October 14, 1690 in Wales, and died February 11, 1781 in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Isabelle Downing 1714 in Swansea, Wales.
Notes for Thomas Nathaniel Edwards:
Died Nov 2 1781, Maryland
One researcher stated they came to America in 1750. Another researcher stated they were in Chapel Hill NC by 1740.
Married Apr 12 1713
Children of Thomas Edwards and Elizabeth Downing are:
2 i. Robert4 Edwards, born February 14, 1715/16.
Notes for Robert Edwards:
Died Oct 24 1716
3 ii. Joshua Edwards, born March 12, 1716/17. He married Rebecca Ward.
Notes for Joshua Edwards:
Born Mar 11 1716.
+ 4 iii. William Edwards, born April 08, 1720; died 1816.
+ 5 iv. Thomas Edwards, born July 07, 1723; died 1791.
6 v. Leonard Edwards, born May 20, 1725.
Notes for Leonard Edwards:
Born Jun 20 1725.
+ 7 vi. John Edwards, born February 08, 1726/27 in Staffordshire England; died in Greenville SC.
+ 8 vii. Jacob Edwards, born August 08, 1729; died March 12, 1780 in Wales.
9 viii. Martha Edwards, born 1731; died 1799.
10 ix. Solomon Edwards.
11 x. Robert Edwards.
12 xi. Franke Edwards.
13 xii. Elizabeth Edwards.
Generation No. 2
4. William4 Edwards (Thomas Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Edwards1) was born April 08, 1720, and died 1816. He married Polly Cramer 1748 in Orange Co NC.
Notes for William Edwards:
Born Apr 9 1720
Children of William Edwards and Polly Cramer are:
14 i. Solomon5 Edwards, born 1746.
15 ii. Samuel Edwards, born 1777.
16 iii. Sampson Edwards, born 1821.
17 iv. Peter Edwards.
5. Thomas4 Edwards (Thomas Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Edwards1) was born July 07, 1723, and died 1791. He married Elizabeth Nichols.
Notes for Thomas Edwards:
Researcher submitted from Tombstone Orangeburg Co SC date of death Aug 25 1787.
Children of Thomas Edwards and Elizabeth Nichols are:
18 i. Robert5 Edwards, born 1743.
19 ii. William Edwards.
20 iii. Solomon Edwards.
21 iv. Thomas Edwards.
22 v. Sarah Edwards.
23 vi. Andrew Edwards.
7. John4 Edwards (Thomas Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Edwards1) was born February 08, 1726/27 in Staffordshire England, and died in Greenville SC. He married (1) Polly Potts. He married (2) Mary Henrietta Ayers. He married (3) Alice Edwards. He married (4) Mary Walker 1749.
Notes for John Edwards:
Born Feb 8/10 1727 South Carolina.
Children of John Edwards and Polly Potts are:
24 i. Joseph5 Edwards.
25 ii. Edwin Edwards.
26 iii. Exam Edwards.
27 iv. Abner Edwards.
28 v. Henry Edwards.
29 vi. Maraduke Edwards.
30 vii. Martha Edwards.
31 viii. Elizabeth Edwards.
32 ix. Mary Edwards.
33 x. David Edwards, born 1764; died 1825.
34 xi. Thomas Edwards.
8. Jacob4 Edwards (Thomas Nathaniel3, Thomas2, Edwards1) was born August 08, 1729, and died March 12, 1780 in Wales. He married (1) Affa Sphars 1746. He married (2) Effie Spears January 18, 1748/49.
Notes for Jacob Edwards:
Died Livingston Essec Co NJ.
More About Jacob Edwards:
Burial: Caldwell Cem Caldwell NJ
Children of Jacob Edwards and Effie Spears are:
35 i. John5 Edwards.
36 ii. Colbert Edwards.
37 iii. Joseph Edwards.
38 iv. Morgan Edwards.
39 v. Thomas Edwards.
40 vi. Moses Edwards.
41 vii. Aaron Edwards.
42 viii. Alpha Edwards.
43 ix. Nathaniel Edwards.
44 x. Jacob Edwards.