Biography - Charles Edwards

Charles H. EDWARDS, farmer, P. O. Hillsboro, was born in Montgomery County, Ill., August 20, 1835, son of Thomas and Nellie (BROWN) EDWARDS, natives of Iredell County, N. C. Thomas EDWARDS, a farmer and also a miller, moved to Montgomery County, Ill., in 1827, where he died in 1857, and where his wife also died in February, 1837. Charles H., the subject of this sketch, is the tenth of a family of thirteen children. He received his education in Montgomery County, and began life as a farmer, which occupation he still follows; has been Justice of the Peace and School Trustee for many years. In 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Twenty-sixth Missouri Infantry, and was discharged in 1864. He married in Montgomery in 1858, Nora E. CANNON, a native of that county, daughter of William CANNON, born in Mercer County, Ky., in 1807, died in 1878; from this marriage nine children have been born, viz., Mary E., William h., Eddie C., Clara J., Thomas C., Charles M., James A., Jessie F and Minnie B. Mr. EDWARDS is a Methodist; has always been a Democrat; is a member of Grange No. 917, at Mansfield.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 196.

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