Colonel Thomas Edwards, d. 1816
Contributed by Roger Kammerer and Elizabeth Ross. <27 Apr 2004>
Col. Thomas Edwards died without issue in Greene Co., NC , when he was
shot and killed by a slave. [see also Marriage and Death Notices ]. His
widow brought suit, in 1817, against the heirs of Thomas, as represented
by administrator James Glascow SHEPHERD. Winnefred was engaged in the
latter part of 1808 to be married to Col. Thomas Edwards, and was married
January 1809. He died in 1816 and left no children.
The court case listed the heirs:
Theophilus Edwards, brother of Thomas
Henry Edwards, brother of Thomas
John HEATH and wife Sally, dau. of dec'd. bro. of Thomas, of Washington
Blaney HARPER and Elizabeth wife, sister of Thomas Edwards
Molly HILL of Lenoir Co., NC, sister of Thomas Edwards
Nancy SHEPPARD of Pitt Co., NC, sister of Thomas Edwards
William MURPHY and wife Polly, dau. of dec'd. bro. of Thomas, of Washington
Children of dec'd. bro. of Thomas [not clear if same as above, or a different
Joel ALTMAN and wife Elizabeth of Wayne Co., NC
Benjamin HARDEE and Polly wife
Children of Zilpha STANLY , a dec'd. sister of Thomas Edwards; all of
Abstracted from NC Supreme Court Records, Case #1024: Winnefred Edwards
-vs.- Shepherd and Edwards - 1817. NC Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
Additional notes on Zilpha Edwards Stanley, as published in the book
Stanley Ties, by James Savage Stanley, Jr., of Dallas, TX, in 1982:
Zilpha Edward, b. ca. 1740, d. Mar. 31, 1808, in Darlington Co., SC;
m. ca. 1759 to Sands Stanley of Dobbs Co., NC, b. ca. 1738, d. Nov. 19,
1799, in Darlington Co., SC. Sands Stanley, Sr., left a will, probated
Dec. 18, 1799, in Darlington Co., SC, Willbook C.
They had 13 children, born ca. 1760 to 1778 (in order of birth):
Penelope, Shadrack, Zilpha, John, William, Mary (Polly), Thomas, Elizabeth,
Sands Jr., Ann, James, Sarah (Sallie), and Martha.