1805 - 1854 (49 years)
||Simpson Edge |
||Wilkes county, Georgia, USA
||Nov 06, 1854
Name: Edge, Simpson
Township: 740 District
Name: Simpson Edge 1 2
Birth: ABT. 1805 in Wilkes County, GA 1
Birth: ABT. 1805 in Wilkes County, Ga. 2
Death: 6 NOV 1854 in Sumter County, GA 1
Death: 6 NOV 1854 in Will probated in Sumter County, Ga. 2
Occupation: 1850 Macon County, GA; Occupation: Farmer 1
Residence: BET. 1844 - 1850 Macon County, GA 1
Residence: 1830 Monroe County, GA 1
Residence: BET. 1852 - 1854 Sumter County, GA 1
Simpson Edge and his wife, Evaline S. Penn Edge were pioneer settlers in this part of Georgia. Simpson was born in Wilkes County in 1805, the son of Obediah Edge and his wife, a Miss Aley. He was the grandson of Nehemiah and Sarah Stephens Edge, who moved to Baldwin County from North Carolina soon after the Revolutionary War. Evaline Penn was born in Oglethorpe County, Ga. around 1810. This couple married June 25,1831 or 1833. Evaline is the daughter of Moses Penn and Pernia (Penny) White Bird Penn. Their families lived in Monroe County. They probably moved to this part of Georgia from Monroe County.
Children of this marriage were:
1. Sara Ann Edge, b. 12-07-1832, d. 4-16-1904, m. Samuel H. English.
2. Josephine Edge, b. 10-23-1834, d. in Ellaville 3-31-1913 m. William Wallace English.
3. Elizabeth P. Edge, b.11-07-1836, d. 1-11-1911, m. Daniel Edge, son of Marlin Edge on 1-07-1865.
*4. Emily Jane "Press" Edge, b.1838, m. J. Floyd Kent in 1855
5. William Henry Harrison Edge, b. 1838, m. Sarah Ann Mahlia Johnson, d. in Bryan, Texas.
6. Permelia Petrona Edge, b. 10-14-1844, d. 3-27-1909, m. Joel Wenil English.
7. Warren Lee Edge, 1-15-1846, d. 2-14-1916 in Bryan, Texas. He married Miss Jane Cloud in 1866.
8. Cecelia E. Edge, b. 12-20-1846, d. 7-27-1914, m. William Winfrey "Tip" Childers on 11-15-1866
9. John Simpson Edge, M.D., b. in 1852, m. Ella Hudson in 1873 in Schley county, d. in Bryan, Texas.
The U.S. Census, Georgia, 1850 showed the Simpson Edge family living in Macon Co., the 740th District.
Simpson Edge died Nov. 6, 1854. His Will was probated in Sumter Co. Evaline Penn Edge died Nov. 2, 1858. Her Will was probated in Schley Co. Their family farm is in the southeastern part of Schley county. It was bought from the family by William and Cecelia Childers. It became known as "The Childers Place."
Their sons, William Henry and Warren Lee served in the Confederate Army. William Henry served in the 11th Bn. Sumter Flying Artillery under Major Allen S. Cutts along with his brother-in-law, Wm. W. English.
In the 1870's the three Edge sons and their families moved to the Bryan, Texas area. They established a large Edge family in Texas.
These Texas families maintained contact with their Georgia families with many family members visiting in Georgia through the years. One young couple visited in Ellaville back in the 1960's.
Among the descendents of Simpson and Evaline now living in the area are: Heywood Johnson, Ellaville; Miss Josephine Esterlin and George Warren Dykes of Americus; and Mrs Homer Fowler of Englishville.
- from a history of Schley County, p.229, in the Georgia Archives. Article compiled by Mary Frances Perry Hudson.
Additional from "The Simpson Edge Family" by Sara Smith Fowler in
Macon County Life 1933-1983:
"Simpson was living in Macon County before 1844. He farmed in Macon, Schley and Sumter where he was living when he died. Simpson and Evaline had nine children....
Father: Obediah Edge b: 1778 in North Carolina
Mother: Aley Erwin b: 1780 in North Carolina
Marriage 1 Evaline S. Penn b: MAR 1810 in Oglethorpe County, GA
Married: 25 JUN 1831 in Macon County, GA 1
Sarah Ann (Annie) Edge b: 7 DEC 1832 in Macon County, GA
Josephine (Jo) Edge b: 23 OCT 1834 in Marion County, GA
Elizabeth Penn Edge b: 11 JUL 1836 in Georgia
Emily Jane (Press) Edge b: ABT. 1838 in Georgia
William Henry Harrison Edge b: 1 OCT 1838 in Monroe County, GA
Permelia Petrona (Amelia) Edge b: 14 OCT 1844 in Macon County, GA
Warren Lee Edge b: 15 JAN 1846 in Macon County, GA
Cecelia S. (Sissy) Edge b: 20 DEC 1846 in Macon County, GA
John Simpson Edge b: 8 JUL 1852 in Andersonville, Sumter County, GA
||Sep 29, 2009 |
||Evaline S. Penn, b. Mar 1810, Ogelthorpe county, Georgia, USA , d. |
||Jun 25, 1831
||Ogelthorpe county, Georgia, USA
|+||1. Sarah Ann Edge, b. Dec 07, 1832, d. Apr 16, 1904, Macon county, Georgia, USA (Age 71 years)|
|+||2. Josephine Edge, b. Oct 23, 1834, Macon county, Georgia, USA , d. Mar 29, 1913, Ellaville, Schley county, Georgia, USA (Age 78 years)|
| ||3. Elizabeth Penn Edge, b. Jul 11, 1836, d. Jan 11, 1911, Macon county, Georgia, USA (Age 74 years)|
| ||4. Emily Jane Edge, b. 1838, d. |
| ||5. William Henry Harri Edge, b. Oct 01, 1838, Monroe county, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||6. Permelia Petrona Edge, b. Oct 14, 1844, Macon county, Georgia, USA , d. Mar 27, 1909 (Age 64 years)|
| ||7. Cecelia S. Edge, b. Dec 20, 1846, d. |
|+||8. Capt. Warren Lee Edge, b. Jan 15, 1846, Macon county, Georgia, USA , d. Feb 14, 1916, Port Arthur, Jefferson county, Texas, USA (Age 70 years)|
| ||9. Solicia E. Edge, b. 1848, d. |
| ||10. John Simp Edge, b. Jul 08, 1852, d. |