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Timothy Edwards

Male 1738 - 1813  (75 years)


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  • Name Timothy Edwards 
    Born 25 Jul 1738  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1813  Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I14860  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

    Father Rev. Jonathan Edwards,   b. 5 Oct 1703, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1758, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Sarah Pierpont,   b. 9 Jan 1710, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1758, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1727  [1, 3, 7
    Family ID F9368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rhoda Ogden,   b. 28 Sep 1742, Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1822, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1760  Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 8
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ogden Edwards,   b. 11 Oct 1780, Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1873  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F9367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1759 Timothy Edwards assumed the guardianship of his orphaned neice Sarah "Sally" Burr, age 5, and her brother Aaron Burr, age 3. The following year he married Rhoda Ogden and moved, with both children, to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Burr spent the next decade. Edwards was a harsh disciplinarian, fond of corporal punishment, and the young Burr submitted to this with all the inclination toward conformity and obedience that he displayed in his later career, which is to say, he made multiple attempts to run away to sea. Eventually Edwards and the young Burr came to an understanding which included the hiring of a tutor to prepare the boy to enter the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). After an unsuccessful application in 1767, Burr was accepted in 1769, at age 13, with sophomore standing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1547] Timothy and Rhoda Ogden Edwards of Stockbridge, Mass., and Their Descendants: A Genealogy by William Henry Edwards. Cincinnati: The R. Clarke Co., 1903.

    2. [S1557] The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English Ancestry by William Ogden Wheeler. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1907., date only.

    3. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912.

    4. [S2044] George E. McCracken, "Who Was Aaron Burr?" The American Genealogist 40:65, April 1964.

    5. [S1557] The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English Ancestry by William Ogden Wheeler. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1907.

    6. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912., date only.

    7. [S388] FamousKin.com., says 26 July.

    8. [S1547] Timothy and Rhoda Ogden Edwards of Stockbridge, Mass., and Their Descendants: A Genealogy by William Henry Edwards. Cincinnati: The R. Clarke Co., 1903., date only.