I think we are talking about the same family. If I am correct there may be some confusion of the spelling of the name Stouton. I think it is Stourton and derives from ROBERT STOURTON who was godfather to Stourton Edwards (this according to Linda Reno)
abstract of will of ROBERT STOURTON: 12-4-1714 "To godson Stourton Edwards and hrs. 190 A. "St. Thomas," bought of James Hay, they keep the name Stourton. "Pariah Church of All Faith," silver tankard to be used as sacramental ornament. Wife Margery, extx. and hrs, 300 A, dwelling plantation land, "The Parting Path," 100 A, Hopewell." and residue of estates, real and personal.
Overseers JOSEPH EDWARDS, CAPT THOS, TRUEMAN TEST: CHAS. SMITH, COSMOS PARSON, ROBERT SCOTT.
This overseer, Jospeh Edwards, could be JOSEPH EDWARDS SR. b. bef 1694 and died 1718. Aprovers of his will were MARGERY STOURTON and ELIZABETH KEECH. Joseph Sr. possessed the following land "Diamonds Adventure", "The Plains of Jericho" and "Prices Lot" which was patented by James Price and James Keech on 1-24-1678 (Reno) He had a son. JOSEPH JR. bef. 1693 and d. 1746 who married a Mary ??
Joseph Jr.'s will is dated 5-3-1746 6-3-1746 "devised to his wife "Diamond Venture"; son JOHN EDWARDS "Edwards Back Land" and son STOURTON "Taunton Dean" Child Joseph, Benjamin, Stourton, John, Josias. Wife Mary, Wit MELVILL LOCK, JOHN EDWARDS, ROBERT EDWARDS 24.423, Calendar of Wills & Reno
Joseph Jr. married a mary ?? children
John b. 1713 and died 1784 who married first ELIZABETH CARTER and 2nd. SARAH ?? [is this the John Edwards who is the Deputy Surveyor for St. Mary's Co: St.M "John Edwards Discovery" 241 acres 10 Aug 1753 reference BC5/195;BC7/168. I have seen will information out of North Carolina where property is surveyed by John Edwards. He may be the source of some of the Kentucky Edwards surveyors] source: Settlers of Maryland 1751-1765 by Peter Wilson Coldham Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc.
STOURTON b. 1713 and died 1766 who married BARBARA HAZEL. I show Stourton as possessing 1731-1750 "Doe Park", 60 acres 13 Aug 1743 Ref: LGB/709;LGE/179 & 1751-1765 p 89. STM "St.Thomas" 455 acres, 25 June 1762 BC16/511;BC19
ROBERT EDWARDS (my line) bef. 1744 and died 1770 married to MARY BURROUGHS PROBABLY dau. of WILLIAM BURROUGHS. We have a victorian history which list his other brothers as JESSE, HEZEKIAH who goes to Ky., JOHN, and brother unknown as well as two sisters. Here is his will: Prerogative Court Abstract 1762-1772 ROBERT EDWARDS 106.366 SM 74.9.3 (pounds) May 19, 1770, March 23, 1771. Appraisal. Mentions: John & Jesse Edwards. Admx. Mary (Burroughs?)Edwards.
Joseph b. 1763. d 1851 in Beaver Township Pa. (Robert3 Joseph Jr.2 Joseph Sr. 1***there is a Robert Edwards who takes an Oath of fidelity in 1648. As of now I can't connect Joseph Sr. to Robert but I do wonder)
I was interested in your information regarding Hampshire Co. as there is a Joseph of Capon (Hampshire Co. Va./W.Va.)listed in the census. If I have this correct, General Washington corresponded with 3 differnt Joseph Edwards. They were in Maryland and Va. He may have been in contact with Joseph of Capon because of Ft. Edwards. I have suspected a connection between the Md. Edwards and Joseph of Capon. Saw this rootsweb info.
John Edwards b. abt. 1765 in Maryland? children: Edward Edwards b. 5. Nov 1790 in Md. David Edwards b. 15 mar 1792 in Md. Isacc Edwards b. 1794 in CAPON, HAMPSHIRE CO. VA. Ruth Edwards b. abt. 1796 in Md. Hannah Edwards b. abt 1810 in Washington Co. Oh.
This afternoon I got the following e-mail. "I'm looking for the parents and siblings of my g-g-grandfather, William Edwards. The following information I got from a biography on one of his sons on the Gallatin Co. Il. site: "William Edwards was of Welsh decent, born in 1800 on Chesapeake Bay, St. Mary's County, Md. The Edwards family are of old Revolutionary stock, coming originally from Wales and England under a Lord Baltimore. William's mother's brother, John Mills, was under Gen. Gates at Camden, and another brother under John Paul Jones (most of the sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie were from St. M's Co.). William's two aunts married in the line of ancestory of Mrs. Gen. Grant." He had a brother names Stouten Edwards. My cousin has an old family photo album with Stouten's picture and his name written and note that he is William's brother.
William moved to Kentucky at some point. He married Susan O. McCoughtry in Union County, KY, in 1831, and they moved to Shawneetown, Ill."
That might interest you. If you mail me I will give you her address.
Have some other information. I think this Edwards line is involved in the operation of river ferry's. Roberts son Joseph (III) 1763-1851 has a daughter born in Edwards Ferry Montgomery Co Md in 1816. At this point Joseph is 2 years away from ending a career in the Navy that lasted from 1776-1818.
If any of this looks substantial to you mail me. The core of this information is from Linda Reno. If we can straighten out our prolific Edwards we have to thank her for a good deal of it.