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Elisha C. EDWARDS
Agnes COCHRAN
Husband:  Elisha C. EDWARDS
Birth:  1808/9 or 13 Nov 1810, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  ca. 1901
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Annuel Isaac EDWARDS (1770-1846)
Mother:  Mary B. COX
Marriage:
Wife:  Agnes COCHRAN
Birth:  1811/2, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Carroll Co., VA:
1.  Moses EDWARDS, b. Mar 1836 or 1837/8; d. 7 Jun 1905
2.  Mary "Polly" EDWARDS, b. 1839/40 or 1 Jan 1837
3.  Eliza EDWARDS, b. 1840/1
4.  Fielden EDWARDS, b. 1841/2
5.  Annual / Annuel EDWARDS, b. 1843/4
6.  Riley EDWARDS, b. 1844/5
7.  Sarah Elizabeth EDWARDS, b. 1850/1
8.  Martha P. EDWARDS, b. 27 May 1854
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the Grayson Co., VA, pages are missing, as are their index entries.

2b.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  there is no Elisha in VA; this one in NC is the only likely candidate (Surry Co., NC, is adjacent to Carroll Co., VA).
1840 Edwards, Elisha NC Surry Co. p. 84

2c.  1840 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #63 of 156; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Surry Co. Roll 371 pp. 84a-84b [ Ln. 1 Elisha Edwards 000 200 010 - 001 010 010
There's no way this is our subject, unless the enumerator grossly erred on the tally.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #95 of 130):  11th Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M432_939, p. 365B, 705/705, enumerated 4 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Elisha C Edwards 40 M   farmer 700 Va
Agness      " 39 F       NC
Moses       " 12 M       Va
Polly       " 10 F       Va
Eliza       "  9 F       Va
Fielden     "  8 M       Va
Anuel       "  6 M       Va
Riley       "  5 M       Va

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I really looked.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 41):  Hillsville P.O., Piper's Gap Twp., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M593_1639, p. 488A, PN 23, 157/162, enumerated 17 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Edwards Elisha 61 M W Farmer 960 270 Va
_______ Agnes 58 F W Keeping House     NC
_______ Annual 28 M W Works on Farm     "
_______ Sarah 19 F W At Home     "
_______ Martha 16 F W At Home     "
Gentry James  7 M W At Home     Va
Edwards Jasper  1 M W At Home     "
Jasper would appear to be their grandson.  In the 1880 census, he is living with Sarah and her husband, suggesting he is her illegitimate son.

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