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Richard Edwards

Male 1647 - 1718  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Richard Edwards 
    Born May 1647  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1718  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I14866  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2019 

    Father William Edwards,   b. Bef 1 Nov 1618, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Mother Agnes Harris,   b. Bef 6 Apr 1604, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1645  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F9376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tuttle,   b. Bef 9 Nov 1645, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Nov 1667  [3, 4
    Divorced 1691  [9
    Children 
    +1. Rev. Timothy Edwards,   b. 14 May 1669, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1758, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F9370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He sought and was granted a divorce from Elizabeth Tuttle on the grounds that she was pregnant before he married her, that she was frequently adulterous after their marriage, and that she frequently threatened to murder him in his sleep. It has been speculated that reports of his grandmother Elizabeth's behavior and demeanor were an influence on the severe Puritanism of her grandson the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, author of the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1589] The Wetmore Family of America and Its Collateral Branches, by James Carnahan Wetmore. Albany, New York: Munsell & Rowland, 1861.

    2. [S388] FamousKin.com., 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. [S388] FamousKin.com.

    5. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    6. [S1589] The Wetmore Family of America and Its Collateral Branches, by James Carnahan Wetmore. Albany, New York: Munsell & Rowland, 1861., year only.

    7. [S1592] Douglas Richardson, "The English Origin of Agnes Harris, of Hartford, Conn., Wife of William(1) Spencer and William (1) Edwards." The American Genealogist 63:33, Jan 1988.

    8. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    9. [S3056] Divorce, Murder and Madness: The Puritan Tuttles of the New Haven Colony.