William Edwards (1752 - 1828)

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Nicknames: "Cotton Billy"
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia
Death: Died in Sumner County, Tennessee
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About William Edwards

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William Edwards, Sr. was born in North Carolina July 31, 1752, died Jan. 14, 1828. His tombstone is inscribed, "He was one of the pioneers of this county. Brave and active in the defense against the invading tomahawk and scalping knife of the savage." He was a member of the Sumner County County Commission and was involved in the political life of the region. A family story has it that he was attending a political meeting and dinner in Lebanon, Tennessee, and as an older member, he was asked to carve. A younger man made insulting remarks about Mr. Edwards, so Mr. Edwards threw the carving knife at him and it lodged in the wall above the younger man's ear. That young man was Andrew Jackson. -------------------- http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/s/Richard-A-Coscia/GENE2-0010.html#CHILD67109379

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William "Cotton Billy" Edwards's Timeline

1752
July 31, 1752
Southampton County, Virginia
1774
1774
Age 21
1779
1779
Age 26
1781
1781
Age 28
1782
1782
Age 29
1786
1786
Age 33
1788
1788
Age 35
1828
January 14, 1828
Age 75
Sumner County, Tennessee
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