Alexander Edwards1

Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis


Sarah Baldwin b. s 1617
Children 1.Samuel Edwards5 (1643 - )
 2.Nathaniel Edwards5 (bt 1644 - 1664 - )
 3.Elizabeth Edwards5 (bt 1644 - 1664 - )
 4.Hannah Edwards5 (1644/45 - )
 5.Joseph Edwards6,5 (1647 - )
 6.Mary Edwards+5,1 (1649 - 1717)
 7.Benjamin Edwards5 (1652 - )
 8.Sarah Edwards7,5 (1654 - )
Marriage*28 April 1642He married Sarah Baldwin, daughter of Richard Baldwin III and Isabel Harding, on 28 April 1642 at Springfield, Massachusetts.2,3 
1656He and Sarah Baldwin removed to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1656.4 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S761] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy (Volume I) (Chicago: Hammond Press, 1901), I:115-116.
  2. [S331] Cuyler Reynolds, editor, Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1911), pp. 740-742: "The branch of the Edwards family to which the Albany family belong was founded in America by Alexander Edwards, a native of Wales, who settled in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1640. He removed to Northampton about 1655 and died there September 4, 1690. His wife, whom he married April 28, 1642, in Springfield, was Mrs. Sarah Baldwin Searle, widow of John Searle. They had children: Samuel, see forward, Hannah, Joseph, Mary, Benjamin, Sarah, Nathaniel and Elizabeth. All the sons married and reared families; the descendants are very numerous in the east, west and south."
  3. [S760] The American Genealogist.
  4. [S1207] Henry M. Burt, The First Century of the History of Springfield (Springfield, Mass.: Henry M. Burt, 1898, 1899), p. 42, citing research of Thomas B. Warren: "1643. Alexander Edwards [settled in Springfield]. Went to Northampton in 1656 and died there in 1690."
  5. [S331] Cuyler Reynolds, Hudson-Mohawk Memoirs, pp. 740-742: "...Alexander Edwardsand [h]is wife...Mrs. Sarah Baldwin Searle, widow of John Searle...had children: Samuel..., Hannah, Joseph, Mary, Benjamin, Sarah, Nathaniel and Elizabeth."
  6. [S1218] Charles H. S. Davis, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 18–19 (1864): 84, "borne 6 mon 8 day 1647". Additions and corrections given by Ella May Lewis Volume 87:301–304 (Jul 1933).
  7. [S1218] Charles H. S. Davis, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:143, "borne the 21 day of ye 8 mon. 1654."