About William Edwards
William Edwards, Hartford, 1639, came with his mother and stepfather, Mr. James Cole; married about 1645, Agnes, widow of William Spencer, of Hartford; freeman, May, 1658; chimney-viewer, 1668; died before 1672.
i. Richard, born May, 1647; married November 19, 1667, Elizabeth, daughter of William Tuttle, of New Haven; divorced from her in 1691; married (2) about 1692, Mary, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel John Talcott, of Hartford. He was an attorney at law and a very prominent man in his day. He died April 20, 1718. His widow, Mary, died April 19, 1723. His eldest son, the Rev. Timothy Edwards, of East Windsor, was the father of the great theologian, Jonathan Edwards, and through him Richard Edwards was the ancestor of many distinguished men, scholars, divines, and statesmen.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 237. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books