Person:William Edwards (216)

William Edwards
b.Abt. 1721 Unknown
  1. William EdwardsAbt 1721 - 1784
  2. Andrew EdwardsAbt 1727 - Bef 1775
m. 27 March 1750
  1. William EdwardsAbt 1758 - Bef 1803
Facts and Events
Name William Edwards
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1721 Unknown
Marriage 27 March 1750 Cumberland, Virginia, United Statesto Grizzle Coleman
Death? 1784 Cumberland, Virginia, United States


01 - Multiple Ancestry DNA tests by descendants of Andrew Edwards 1752-1819, Daniel Coleman Edwards and Flemstead Edwards show they are genetically related to descendants of William and Grizzle (Coleman) Edwards son William Edwards 1758-1803 who married Grizzle Ghee in 1779 Cumberland County, VA. The 1775 Cumberland Co., VA will of Andrew Edwards 1727-1775 show that Andrew Edwards 1752-1819 was a son of Andrew Edwards 1727-1775; and the records below suggest that Andrew Edwards 1727-1775 was a sibling of William Edwards 1721-1784 in this profile.

27 August 1759 Order Book 1756 – 1762, p. 107 - Andrew Edwards and William Edwards appeared in discharge of the recognizance entered by Andrew before Thomas Davenport, Gentleman, and on hearing the complaint agt. them and John Hamontree making oath and requiring security of the Peace agt. them, ordered Andrew and William be committed to the custody of the sherif until they shall give security (Fretwell 81)

22 June 1765 Cumberland Co., VA land indenture between William Edwards and Andrew Edwards for the sum of 5 shillings has bargained and sold a tract of land on Grooms Quarter Creek containing 200 acres. Said lands adjoin lands owned by William Edwards, moiety of 400 acres granted to the said William Edwards by Patent bearing the date XV th day of August MDCCLXIIII.

20 April 1771 Cumberland Co., VA land indenture between William Edwards and Andrew Edwards for and in consideration of one bay mare and a colt and four head of cattle to him delivered by Andrew Edwards doth bargain and sell one tract of land on Grooms Quarter Creek 100 acres of the 400 acres granted to William Edwards bearing the patent date 15 August 1764, adjoining the 200 acres previously purchased by Andrew Edwards

  1.   Virginia Marriage Records extract 1 Jan 1750 - 31 Dec 1759, in Virginia Marriage Records 1749-1840, Cumberland County, Virginia by Katherine Blackwell Elliott


  2.   1768 Cumberland County, Virginia - List of Tithes, in 1768 Cumberland County, Virginia - List of Tithes

    Household #46 Name: Wm. Edwards Number of Tithes: 5

    List also includes: Jas. Coleman, Daniel Coleman, Jr., Jas. Coleman,

  3.   1782 Cumberland County, Virginia - Tax Roll, in 1782 Cumberland County, Virginia - Tax Roll

    Edwards, William White 7 Black 5

  4.   1784 Cumberland County, Virginia - Heads of Families, in 1784 Cumberland County, Virginia - Heads of Families

    Shows William Edwards wife Grissel as Head of Household indicating his death.

    Edwards, Grissel White Souls: 8 Dwellings: 1 Other Bldgs: 3

  5.   Estate Inventory, in Jan 1786 Cumberland County, Virginia William Edwards - Estate Inventory.

    Estate Inventory of William Edwards deceased presented at the January 1786 Cumberland Co., VA court.

  6.   Biographical sketch for William Edwards 1721-1784.