Rev. Algernon Edward
From: Kentucky - A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 2th ed., 1884, Webster Co.
Rev. Algernon Edwards is a native of Kentucky, born May 5, 1826, in what is now Webster (formerly Henderson) County, KY. He is one of a numerous family descended from Capt. James M. Edwards, of Revolutionary fame, and is of English extraction. He is the representative of a long line of ancestry, and for two centuries, at least, the Edwards family has been known in America. The father of this reverend gentleman was born in Virginia, and came with his parents to Jefferson County, KY. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and one of the prominent early day men of the State. In 1826, Edwards family came to what is now Webster County, and made a settlement near where our subject was born, and where he has since resided. Mr. Edwards has long been a tiller of the soul [sic] and is known as one of the best farmers in his neighborhood. He now has 140 acres of well-improved land. In 1855 he was licensed to preach, and since that time has been preaching more or less in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of which he is a member. He was married, May 12, 1848, to Miss Lucy Ann Sandefur, of Henderson County. This union was blessed with nine children, six of whom survive: Decolor, Florence, Laura, Taylor, Barnett and Bell. Mr. Edwards was formerly a Whig, but is now a Democrat.
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