James Thurman Edwards1

M, b. 9 December 1922, d. 12 July 1924
     James Thurman Edwards was born on 9 December 1922 at Henry County, Tennessee.1 He was the son of James Able Edwards and Audie M. Brannon.1 He died on 12 July 1924 at Henry County, Tennessee, at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NSW2-T28 : accessed 01 Dec 2014), J. A. Edwards in entry for James Thurman Edwards, 12 Jul 1924; citing Maple Wood Cemetery, Henry, Tennessee, v 29 cn 247, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1299772.

Joseph A. Edwards1,2

M, b. 11 December 1931
     Joseph A. Edwards also went by the name of Joe.1 He was born on 11 December 1931 at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee.1,3,4 He was the son of James Able Edwards and Audie M. Brannon.1

Citations

  1. [S291] News-Gazette.com, online http://www.news-gazette.com/, Ruth Miller obituary; Posted: 9 Sep 2010; Accessed: 29 Nov 2014 (http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2010-09-09/…).
  2. [S292] White Pages online, online http://www.whitepages.com/, Listing for Joseph A. Edwards, Stuarts Draft, VA; Accessed: 29 Nov 2014 (http://www.whitepages.com/name/Joseph-A-Edwards/…).
  3. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HD-JYV : accessed 30 Nov 2014), Audie Edwards, Puryear, Civil District 6, Henry, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-21, sheet 4A, family 77, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3905, NARA digital publication of T627, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  4. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Tennessee, Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6LX-G9T : accessed 01 Dec 2014), James A. Edwards in entry for Edwards, 11 Dec 1931; citing Henry, Tennessee, reference p 172; FHL microfilm 575023.

Joyce W. Edwards1

F
     Joyce W. Edwards is the daughter of J.D. Edwards and Dena Unknown.1 She married John B. Milliken, son of Honorable John Rowe Milliken and Annie B. Fearrington, on 21 November 1926 at Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.

Madeline Frances Edwards1,2,3

F
     Madeline Frances Edwards is the daughter of James Able Edwards and Audie M. Brannon.1 She married Thomas Hunt Butler on 4 December 1948 at Davidson County, Tennessee.3

Child of Madeline Frances Edwards and Thomas Hunt Butler

Citations

  1. [S119] 1930 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SP4X-NGJ : accessed 29 Nov 2014), Ruth B Edwards in household of Bud Edwards, Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0004, sheet 14B, family 270, line 53, film number 2255, NARA microfilm publication T626, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); FHL microfilm 2341989.
  2. [S291] News-Gazette.com, online http://www.news-gazette.com/, Ruth Miller obituary; Posted: 9 Sep 2010; Accessed: 29 Nov 2014 (http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2010-09-09/…).
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZWV-6DS : accessed 30 Nov 2014), Thomas Hunt Butler and Madeline Frances Edwards, 04 Dec 1948; citing Davidson, Tennessee, United States, county courthouses, Tennessee; FHL microfilm 2074639.
  4. [S294] Dupree Family Tree, online http://dupreefamily.net/, Madeline E. Butler, family group; Accessed: 30 Nov 2014 (http://dupreefamily.net/mft/languages/en/persons/…).

Martha Edwards1

F, b. circa 1927, d. before 2010
     Martha Edwards was born circa 1927 at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of James Able Edwards and Audie M. Brannon.1 She died before 2010.2

Citations

  1. [S119] 1930 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SP4X-NGJ : accessed 29 Nov 2014), Ruth B Edwards in household of Bud Edwards, Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0004, sheet 14B, family 270, line 53, film number 2255, NARA microfilm publication T626, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); FHL microfilm 2341989.
  2. [S291] News-Gazette.com, online http://www.news-gazette.com/, Ruth Miller obituary; Posted: 9 Sep 2010; Accessed: 29 Nov 2014 (http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2010-09-09/…).

Mildred Edwards1

F
     Mildred Edwards married Charles Welsh before 1931.

Children of Mildred Edwards and Charles Welsh

Citations

  1. [S153] Simpson County Historical Society, Simpson County Families, Milliken-Welsh, Pg. 379.

Ora Edwards1

F
     Ora Edwards is the daughter of James Able Edwards and Elizabeth Adaline Wilson.1

Citations

  1. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS81-WLR : accessed 30 Nov 2014), James A Edwards, Civil District 9, Henry, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T623, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1241578.

Pearl Edwards1

F, b. circa 1883
     Pearl Edwards was born circa 1883 at Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of James Able Edwards and Elizabeth Adaline Wilson.1

Citations

  1. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS81-WLR : accessed 30 Nov 2014), James A Edwards, Civil District 9, Henry, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T623, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1241578.

Roy Edwards1

M
     Roy Edwards married Sudie May Galloway before 1916.1

Child of Roy Edwards and Sudie May Galloway

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X2TB-2PG : accessed 15 Nov 2014), Sue Elizabeth Edwards, 17 Dec 1916; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, certificate 51387, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 4490645.

Ruth Eleanor Edwards1,2,3

F, b. circa 1922, d. 7 September 2010
     Ruth Eleanor Edwards is the tie-in to the Hunter family from this tree of Edwards. After the death of her father, Ruth's family was split up with some of the siblings going to the Tennessee Industrial School and the two youngest staying with their mother. Ruth was at the Industrial School about 7 years and was adopted by Ward and Cleo (Hunter) Hessey. She was born circa 1922 at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee.1,2 She was the daughter of James Able Edwards and Audie M. Brannon.3,2 She was adopted between 1938 and 1940 at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.2,1,4 She married Lawrence W. E. Miller on 4 March 1941 at USA.2 She died on 7 September 2010 at Moultrie County, Illinois.2
Ruth Miller
ALLENVILLE – After years of service, Ruth E. H. Miller on the afternoon of Sept. 7, 2010, was received into the arms of her Lord and Savior.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.

A celebration of her life will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Highway Church of Christ, Sullivan, where she was an active member until the very end. Tax-deductible memorials can be made to Freed-Hardeman University, 158 E. Main St., Henderson TN 38340-9989 (memo check: L.W.E. and Ruth E. H. Miller Scholarship).

She was born to James and Audie Edwards, Paris, Tenn., and later adopted by Ward and Beulah Cleo Hessey, Nashville, Tenn. She graduated from Central High School and attended David Lipscomb University, both in Nashville, Tenn.

She was studying to be a concert pianist when she met her future husband. On March 4, 1941, she married Lawrence W. E. Miller, Sr. of Champaign.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.W.E. Miller, Sr. and grandson, D. R. (Rick) L. Miller, Jr.

She is survived by a sister, Madline Butler of Nashville, Tenn; and two brothers, Bill Edwards of Waynesville, N.C., and Joe Edwards of Stuarts Draft, Va. Her children, Lawrence Wayne E. Miller, Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, D. Richard Leon Miller, Sr. and his wife Gloria, Carole L. R. Miller, N. Jo K. Miller, Kyia E. A. Miller and J E L. Miller were by her side when she quietly passed from this life to the next. She is survived by grandchildren, Sabrina Bolin and husband Roger, Jeff W. M. Miller of Norfolk, N.Y., Marinda M. G. Miller, Chris D. K. Miller and his wife Susan of Champaign and Chad E. M. Miller of Bryant, Ark. Great-grandchildren are Mitchell (Cari), Benjamin and Spencer of Springfield, Zackary, Nathan and Matthew of Champaign and Abby of Bryant, Ark; and great-great-granddaughter, Kali of Springfield. She was able to enjoy her 5th generation.

Mother survived many things in her life, but perhaps the most challenging was the massive stroke she suffered in July 2007. She worked very hard to recover and did a remarkable job. Each day with her was a joy and blessing to all who loved her. Each day was a gift from God. Mother needed nothing nor wanted anything material on this earth. However, she did hold dear the L.W.E. and Ruth E. H. Miller Scholarship established at Freed-Hardeman University to help high school graduates gain a Christian education. We were thankful the school honored her at their annual FHU Bible Lectureship in February 2008 with the announcement of their scholarship. If you desire, memorials may be given to that scholarship.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com.2

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Davidson County,Tennessee; T627_3884; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 19-17; accessed 6 Aug 2012; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  2. [S291] News-Gazette.com, online http://www.news-gazette.com/, Ruth Miller obituary; Posted: 9 Sep 2010; Accessed: 29 Nov 2014 (http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2010-09-09/…).
  3. [S119] 1930 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SP4X-NGJ : accessed 29 Nov 2014), Ruth B Edwards in household of Bud Edwards, Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0004, sheet 14B, family 270, line 53, film number 2255, NARA microfilm publication T626, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); FHL microfilm 2341989.
  4. [S115] Interview, Kenneth Hunter, Phone conversation on 8 Aug 2012.