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Edwards, David J.


Age: 23, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 44th NY INF
Service: enl, Pvt, 9/9/81 Co. D 44th NY INF, m/i 9/13/61, wdd 5/5/61 Wilderness, VA, prom CPL 7/27/61, m/o 10/11/64, Albany, NY

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Birth: 04/23/1842, New York
Death: 04/23/1900

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown


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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Died - Monday, April 23, 1900, at his home on Carnarvon street, David J. Edwards, after a short illness with pneumonia.

David J. Edwards was born at Floyd, N. Y., April 23, 1832, and was one of the sons born to John and Mary Edwards. His father, John Edwards, (Eos Gan Twitch) was a famous Welsh poet and writer, and from both father and mother he inherited the traits of both heart and mind, which endeared him to all with whom he came in contact.

February 18, 1868, Mr. Edwards was married to Margaret J. Rudd at Marcy, Oneida County, N. Y., and their married life since that time has been of the happiest, blessed as it was by the advent of children, who have proven a help and support through all the years. The couple moved from Utica, N.Y., where Mr. Edwards was a prominent merchant, to Whitehall, where they lived two years. During his residence there Mr. Edwards taught school. From Whitehall the family moved to Fair Haven, 24 years ago, where they have resided since that time with the exception of two years spent in Orwell.

David J. Edwards was a prominent member of Post Bosworth, G. A. R., having been identified with the post since its organization. He enlisted in the 44th New York Volunteers at the outbreak of the rebellion and served his country faithfully.

He was a well educated man, of a studious turn of mind, and received a better knowledge of letters than falls to the lot of most men. He attended the Whitestown, N. Y. Seminary, and there laid the foundation for the broad education which was his in later years.

He served on the village library committee for a term of three years, and was town superintendent of schools for the year 1888. In the year 1886 he was a candidate for the town representative but was defeated by a small majority.

The funeral was held from the late home of the deceased Wednesday afternoon, a large number of friends of the family being in attendance, and Post Bosworth attended in a body. Rev. Robert H. H. Ball and Rev. E. P. Thomas conducted the funeral service and spoke feelingly of the deceased and the esteem in which he was held in this community. The burial was in Cedar Grove cemetery, Post Bosworth having charge, and paying a last tribute of respect to his memory. The following were bearers: H. F. Brink, J. F. Perkins, A. Bonville, J. Humphrey, Thomas Perkett, Robert West.

Those of Mr. Edwards' family who survive him are his wife, Margaret, two sons, Abner T. D., and John L., two daughters, Lillian M. And Addie C. Two brothers, John R., cashier of Oneida Savings Bank of Rome, N.Y., and Thomas D., editor of the Lead City, S. D. Tribune. He also has one sister, Mary Edwards of South Wales. Among those present from out of town were John Edwards of Rome, N. Y., Miss Abbie Rudd, of Deerfield, N. Y., and Ms. Charles Dewey of North Gage, N.Y. The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Source: Fair Haven Era, April 26, 1900
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.