Descendants of William Edwards

and Christina Smith (Schmit/Schmidt)



Seeber Edwards Charles Gurney Edwards Margaret Lord Edwards Stephen Ostrom Edwards Jacob Saunders Glen Edwards

William Edwards

William Edwards was born about 1755 in Wales. He immigrated to the colonies sometime shortly before the Revolutionary War. He first resided in Ulster County, NY and then resettled to Livingston Manor (Germantown), Columbia, NY where he married Christina Smith (born 15 Apr 1770) and they had their first few children. By 1794 the family had resettled to Glen, Montgomery County, NY.

William and Christina had the following children:

Elizabeth "Betsy" Edwards b. 06 Apr 1788 d. 20 Oct 1865
William Edwards b. Oct 1789 d. May 1865
John Edwards b. 06 Jan 1792 d. 22 Sep 1877
Maria Barbara "Polly" Edwards b. 11 Apr 1794 d. 17 May 1885
Eleanor "Nellie" Edwards b. 1797 d. 08 Mar 1834
Solomon Edwards b. 25 Dec 1799 d. 07 May 1888
Amanda Edwards b. 28 Oct 1808 d. 24 Jul 1863

William is said to have fought in the Revolutionary War. A descendant gained membership in the DAR based on this. The membership application cited a reference to "New York in the Revolution", p.69 which lists "William Edwards, enlisted man, "The Levies", serving under Col. John Harper".

William is believed to have died between 1808 and 1810. Little else is known about him.

Some honest to goodness real live Edwards descendants. Above, Marian Edwards Pierre-Louis with her brothers and Dad. (2001)


Welcome to the Edwards Family History Project site. This site demonstrates our progress in building a complete genealogy of the descendants of William Edwards and Christina Smith. It is also the product of years of research and hard work of many branches of Edwards family descendants, specifically including Marian Edwards Pierre-Louis, George Edwards, Dick Shea, Richard Edwards, Ann Marie Edwards, Nancy Edwards Calder and Doug Partridge. Special thanks to Frank Callahan of Worcester Academy for all the information on John L. Edwards and Seeber Edwards.


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We are eagerly looking for descendants of Maria Barbara Edwards and her husband, Thomas Hubbs as well as descendants of Eleanor Edwards and her husband, William C. Hubbs so that we can complete this genealogy.

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Source citations and ged files are available upon request. See email address below.

Marian Edwards Pierre-Louis

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