Person:Thomas Edes (1)

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Thomas Edes
b.28 JAN 1763 Andover, Essex, MA
d.10 NOV 1846
m. 4 MAY 1786
  1. Thomas Edes1788 - 1847
  2. Hannah EdesBEF 1789 -
  3. Rachel Edes1791 - 1833
  4. Dorcas Edes1793 - 1817
  5. Robert Edes1795 - 1831
  6. Nabby Edes1797 - 1836
  7. Esther Edes1800 -
  8. Sally Edes1802 - 1861
  9. Emery Edes1806 - 1866
  10. Wilkinson Edes1809 -
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Name Thomas Edes
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 JAN 1763 Andover, Essex, MA
Marriage 4 MAY 1786 Andover, Essex, MAto Rachel Wardwell
Death[2] 10 NOV 1846

"He was a Rev. Soldier and witnessed the execution of Major Andre. He came to Otisfield before 1790 and settled on lot 15 range 4, Phillips Gore, and built a log house on the east end of the lot about opposite from the Samuel Wardwell house....Mr. Edes was a chairmaker by trade and after his settlement on the Gore made chairs for the inhabitants of the town, mostly straight backed kitchen chairs, bottomed with elm bark twisted into a rope, which for durability comfort and economy, have never been excelled since his time. The last years of his life he lived with his son Emery at Edes Falls and is buried in the cemetery near there." -A history of Otisfield, Cumberland County, Maine from the original grant to the close of the year 1944

References
  1. Andover, Massachusetts Vital Records.
  2. History of Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine from the original grant to the close of the year 1944, Oxford, Me, William Samuel Spurr, 1953.