|Birthplace:||Harrison, Harrisonburg City , VA, USA|
|Death:||Died in Winchester, Winchester City, VA, USA|
|Cause of death:||Killed by Indians|
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David Edwards father was Thomas Edwards (Hampshire Co., West Virginia), who was the son of Joseph Edwards, "the fort builder" of Berkeley Co., West Virginia. David Edwards, the father of young Andrew Edwards, married Sarah Parks. David Edwards was killed by the Indians in the Fall of 1778 when young Andrew was 3 or 4 years old. David was murdered by the Indins in Monongahela Co., as he was taking a load of salt to his home. Indians way-laid him at a creek crossing, scalping him and stealing his horses and the salt, while leaving him alone to die. Sarah Parks Edwards remarried to the Reverend Jonathan Shinn, in Hardy Co., West Virginia. In the late 1790's the Edwards' sons, Andrew and David, came with the Shinn's to Missouri. Sarah and Jonathan Shinn died CA 1800-1810. Their four (4) Shinn children and Andrew & David Edwards were a close knit family group. Armilda Edwards was born to Andrew Edwards & Anna (Buckalew) Edwards in 1825. Andrew, her father died in 1833, when Armilda was only 8 years old.