John Hughes Edwards1

#18350, (circa 1840 - 12 February 1877)
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*George W Edwards1 (c 1805 - 1861)
Mother*Elizabeth R Whelan1 (c 1810 - 1874)


Lydia B Baker b. c 1849
Children 1.Mother Lydia Bowman Edwards8 (1868 - 1930)
 2.Mary Gertrude Edwards+8 (1870 - )
 3.Ellyn L Edwards9 (c 1872 - )
 4.Edmund Baker Edwards+9 (c 1875 - )
 5.Elizabeth R Edwards10 (1876 - )
Birth*circa 1840He was born circa 1840 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1 
15 August 1850He appeared on the census of 15 August 1850 in the household of George W Edwards and Elizabeth R Whelan at Locust Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, age 10, b. PA; (nei. Mrs. Jane Edwards (63) and three children, fam. 1159.)2 
June 1860He appeared on the census of June 1860 in the household of George W Edwards and Elizabeth R Whelan at Eighth Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, age 20, b. PA.3 
2 August 1861In George W Edwards's will dated 2 August 1861, John Hughes Edwards was named as co-executor and trustee.4 
Marriage*1 October 1867He married Lydia B Baker on 1 October 1867 at Braintree, Massachusetts.5 
19 November 1870He and Lydia B Baker appeared on the census of 19 November 1870 at 1531 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.6 
Death*12 February 1877He died on 12 February 1877 at 1531 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.7 


  1. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Geo. W (45), b. Ireland, no occ., real estate value $350,000; Elizabeth (40), b. Phila. Also Sarah Cullen (22), b. Ireland, domestic, and George Cullen Edwinson (1), b. Phila.
  3. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Geo. W (55), b. Ireland, gentleman, real estate value $400,000, personal estate $10,000; Eliza. (49), b. PA. Also Aug Baker (28), b. Germany, waiter; Laura Smith (28), b. Germany, domestic; Susan Jordan (22), b. Ireland, domestic.
  4. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online, Philadelphia, Wills, No 200-249, 1861, img 292-325/398. Last will of George W Edwards, 2 Aug 1861. Creates trust for benefit of wife Elizabeth R Edwards and care and education of children; executors wife Elizabeth R and friend James M Smith, co-executor and trustee son John Hughes Edwards. Witn. James W T Robbins and W J Black; codicil 18 Aug 1861, witn. Catherine Whelan and Berndine [sic] Smith.
  5. [S767] Massachusetts Marriage Records 1840-1915 (images of registers), online, 1867, img. 646/1101. Braintree MA Register, no. 85, 1 Oct 1867. John H Edwards, age 26, lawyer, b. and res. Philadelphia, son of George W and Elizabeth R; and Lydia B Baker, age 18, b. res. Dorchester, dau. of Edmund J and Sarah; marr. by Rt Rev J J Williams and ---- McNulty, R. C. Intentions recorded in Dorchester, 25 Sep 1867 (same source, Dorchester> Dorchester Intentions of Marriages, 1850-1969, img. 104/121.
  6. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John H (30); Lydia B (22) [no other data recorded]. Also Maria McCarty (23), Hanna Lane (29), Lizza Donaghy (28).
  7. [S1582] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online, Film 4010267, img. 267/1174. John H Edwards, lawyer, marr., b. Philadelphia, res. 1531 Locust St., d. 12 Feb 1877, age 36y 3m, fatty degeneration of the kidneys; physician Ellwood Wilson, bur. St. John Church Yard, 13th above chestnut, 15 Feb 1877.
  8. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S1659] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906, online, Elizabeth R Edwards, b. Philadelphia 27 Sep 1876, dau. of John H and Lydia Edwards; citing bk. 1876 p. 47, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1,289,317.