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James Thomas EDWARDS
Sarah Catherine CARRICO
Husband:  James Thomas EDWARDS
Birth:  9 Jun 1839, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  22 Apr 1922, Sandy Ridge, Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John D. EDWARDS
Mother:  Catherine B. ROBERTSON
Marriage:  4 Jan 1860, Wise Co., VA
Wife:  Sarah Catherine CARRICO
Birth:  1834/5 or 11 May 1836, Western Dist., Grayson Co., VA
Death:  15 May 1923, Sandy Ridge, Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Alexander CARRICO
Mother:  Martha Jane EDWARDS
Children:
born in either Wise Co., VA, or Russell Co., VA:
1.  Martha Catherine EDWARDS, b. 6 Oct 1861; d. 3 May 1905; m. 5 Aug 1880, Wise Co., VA, James Monroe HILLMAN (1861-1948)
2.  William Alexander EDWARDS, b. 29 Apr 1865; d. 12 May 1902; m. 13 Jan 1883, Wise Co., VA, LuEmma GIBSON (1865-1909)
3.  Mary Ella / Ellen EDWARDS, b. 9 Jun 1867; d. 19 Aug 1890; m. 28 Dec 1882, Dickenson Co., VA, Henderson Kedrick HILLMAN (1855-1938)
4.  George Kent EDWARDS, b. 22 Feb 1870; d. 20 Aug 1941; m. Emily Louella MARSHALL (1872-1916)

born in either Russell Co., VA, or Wise Co., VA:
5.  Nancy Caroline "Nannie" EDWARDS, b. 12 Apr 1872; d. 8 Apr 1937; m. 3 Apr 1888, Wise Co., VA, Samuel Patrick HILLMAN (1866-1939)
6.  James Wade EDWARDS, b. 29 Oct 1874; d. 18 Sep 1953; m. 11 Dec 1891, Sullivan Co., TN, Mazilpha HILLMAN (1876-1953)
7.  Sarah Matilda "Tilda" EDWARDS, b. 7 Aug 1877; d. 17 Jul 1959; m. 7 Nov 1896, Wise Co., VA, William Jonathan MARSHALL (1857-1940)

Others:
.  Anna HILLMAN, b. Oct 1881, VA niece
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  If James & Sarah were married in January of 1860, they should be found together, but James is still enumerated with his parents.  Is the marriage date wrong?  Oddly, Sarah is not living with her parents, so where is she?

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 48):  Lebanon P.O., Castle Wood Twp., Russell Co., VA, Roll M593_1677, p. 311B, 66/66, enumerated 4 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Edwards James 31 M W Farm hand   150 Virginia  
   "    Sarah 35 F W Keeping house     Virginia  
   "    Martha  8 F W at home     Virginia  
   "    William  5 M W at home     Virginia  
   "    Mary  3 F W at home     Virginia  
   "    George 5/12 M W at home     Virginia Feb
Hill Ann 18 M W Domestic servant     Virginia  

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 29):  Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA, Roll T9_1394, p. 320C, PN 9, SD 5, ED 104, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
57 57 Edwards James W M 41     / Farmer       VA VA VA
    _______ Catherine W F 43 Wife   / Keeping House       VA VA VA
    _______ Marthy W F 18 Dau /     /   / VA VA VA
    _______ William W M 15 Son /     / / / VA VA VA
    _______ Ellen W F 13 Dau /     / / / VA VA VA
    _______ George W M 10 Son /     /     VA VA VA
    _______ Nancy W F  8 Dau /           VA VA VA
    _______ James W W M  5 Son /           VA VA VA
    _______ Matildia W F  2 Dau /           VA VA VA
Ellen is definitely "Ellen," not Ella.  Listed next to Catherine's brother, Samuel L. CARRICO; in the other direction, listed five households from James's parents, John & Catherine EDWARDS.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #64 of 74):  Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA, Roll T623_1732, p. 102A, SN 32, SD 9, ED 126, enumerated 16 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
593 616 Edwards J T Head W M Jun 1839 61 M 40     VA NC VA Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 72
    _______ Sarah C Wife W F May 1836 64 M 40 7 6 VA VA NC Keeping House   Y Y Y        
    Hillman Anna Niece W F Oct 1881 18 S       VA VA VA     Y Y Y        

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #76 of 92):  "On Ridge," Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA, Roll T625_1918, p. 38B, SN 38B, SD 9, ED 173, enumerated 22 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 749 760 Edwards James T Head O F M W 80 M Y Y VA NC VA Y Laborer Home Farm OA 18
      _______ Sarah C Wife     F W 82 M Y Y VA VA NC Y none      
*On Ridge

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com). 

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