John D. EDWARDS
Narcissa S. GARRISON


Husband:  John D. EDWARDS
Birth:  1814, Buncombe Co., North Carolina       
Death:  1893, Democrat, Buncombe Co., North Carolina      
Burial:    
Father:  David EDWARDS    
Mother:  Mary Emeline GENTRY    

Marriage:    27 Feb 1837, Buncombe Co., North Carolina      

Wife:  Narcissa S. GARRISON
Birth:  21 Jul 1815, Flat Creek, Buncombe Co., North Carolina      
Death:  31 Jul 1892, Democrat, Buncombe Co., North Carolina       
Burial:       
Father:  William GARRISON         
Mother:  Elizabeth DICKERSON        

Children:    
1. William J. G. EDWARDS, b: 1841, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina
                                         
d:
(Civil War) 12 Mar 1862, Buncombe Co., North Carolina
2. Mary C. E. EDWARDS, b: 1843, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina
3. Infant
(Male) EDWARDS, b: 1844/1849, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina
                                        d: 1844/1849, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina 
4. Infant
(Male) EDWARDS, b: 1844/1849, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina
                                        d: 1844/1849, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina 
5. Madison A. EDWARDS, b: 1853, Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina
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Notes:    
From A Short Record and Autobiography of the Garrison Family of North Carolina:
Marissa (Narcissa) Garrison, the eighth and youngest child of Captain William Garrison, married Mr. John D. Edwards, February 1827. They had five children -- four sons and one daughter. 
  Marissa and Mr. Edwards lived near Democrat on Big Ivy, Buncombe county, North Carolina.  She was a weakly woman and never had good health during her married life and was almost helpless for ten years of the last part of her life.  She died in her 77th year.  She died July 31, 1892.  Mr. Edwards followed her in 1893, aged 81 years.  Their son, M. A. Edwards, was the main stay and support of his afflicted father and mother for many years.  

1840 Federal Census Data (M704_0354, Page 165), Southern Division, Buncombe Co., North Carolina

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 EDWARDS, John

Males

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Females

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

20 29

1811 1820

  =  John               (b: 1814)

 

 1 Female

< 5

1835 1840

  =  Unknown

 

 1 Female

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Narcissa         (b: 1815)

 

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0622, Page 271), Not Stated, Buncombe Co., North Carolina,
                                                                                                                         Enumeration Date: 3-Sep-1850, Family #1018

 NAME

Age

Sex

 Occupation
or Trade

Real Estate

POB

In Sch.

Marr.
W/I Yr.

D, D, B, I,  I, P, or C

 EDWARDS, John D

36

M

 Laborer

---

NC

 

 

 

                 Narcissa

34

F

 

 

NC

 

 

 

                 William J G

9

M

 

 

NC

 

 

 

                 Mary C E

7

F

 

 

NC

 

 

 

John served with the Confederate forces in the Civil War.  His Service Record shows:
   Name:  John D. Edwards
   Residence:  Buncombe County, North Carolina
   Occupation: 
   Enlistment Date:   10 February 1862
   State Served:  North Carolina
   Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 February 1862 at the age of 48.
                            Enlisted in Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 10 February 1862.
                            Mustered out Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 29 November 1862.

William J. G. served with the Confederate forces in the Civil War.  His Service Record shows:
   Name:  William Edwards
   Residence:  Buncombe County, North Carolina
   Occupation: 
   Enlistment Date:   11 November 1861
   State Served:  North Carolina
   Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 November 1861 at the age of 20.
                            Enlisted in Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 11 November 1861.
                            Died of disease Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 12 March 1862
                                  at Buncombe County, NC.

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_1125, Page 148A),  Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina,
                                                                                                                  Enumeration Date: 4-Aug-1870, Family #66

NAME

Age

Sex

Col

Occupation or Trade

Real Estate

Per. Estate

POB

In
Sch

Marr
In Yr

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 EDWARDS, J  D

56

M

W

 Farmer

---

$150

NC

 

 

 

                  Narcissa

55

F

W

 Keeping House

 

 

NC

 

 

 

                  Madison

17

M

W

 Farm Laborer

 

 

NC

 

 

 

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0954, Page 221C), Ivy Twp., Buncombe Co., North Carolina,
                                                                                 Enumeration Dist: 38, Enumeration Date: 1-Jun-1880, Family #280

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Relation

M/S W/D

Occupation

POB

Fa
 POB

Mo POB

In Sch

 EDWARDS, John D

66

M

W

 Self

M

 Farmer      (kidney disease)

NC

SC

SC

 

                 Narcissa S

64

F

W

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

NC

NC

VA

 

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Sources: 
1) Biography:  A Record and Autobiography of the Garrison Family of North Carolina and Their Descendants, by Thomas Garrison Stansberry