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Wakeman Wakeman Edwards (b. September 13, 1826, d. March 10, 1921)Wakeman Wakeman Edwards (son of Henry Edwards and Betsy Rogers) was born September 13, 1826 in Saratoga County, New York, and died March 10, 1921 in At Grey Friars, Vermillion Parish, Abbeville, Louisiana.He married Martha Hollingsworth on 1857, daughter of Jeptha Hollingsworth and Sarah McCauley.
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JUDGE W. W. EDWARDS
Abbeville, LA Judge Wakeman W. Edwards, a prominent member of the Abbeville bar, was born in Saratoga county, New York, September 13, 1826. His grandfather, Edwards, was born on Long, Island, of English parertage. Our subject is the oldest of a family of three children born to Henry and Betsy (Rogers) Edwards, both of whom were natives of New York. Henry Edwards was a prosperous farmer. He died in New York in 1852. His wife died in 1856. Judge Edwards received his education at Union College, Schenectady, New York, of which institution he is a graduate. After leaving college young Edwards emigrated to Mississippi, where he was engaged in school teaching for Five years, at the same time pursuing a course of study. He was admitted to the bar in Canton, Mississippi, 1855, and began practice the following year in Conway county, Arkansas. He served as a member of the Legislative from 1858 to 1860. In 1859 Judge Edwards removed to Lake Village, Chicot county, Arkansas, where he practiced law until 1863, when be entered the Confederate States army, and served during the latter two years of the war. After the war he located in New Orleans, where he remained until 1875, in which year he came to Abbeville and practiced law, and was editor and proprietor ot the Vermilion Banner. He abandoned the Banner after one year, and since that time has practiced his profession. Mr. Edwards was appointed district judge in 1889 to fill the unexpired term of Judge C. Debaillon. He was president of the parish school board for several years; and for two years served as United States Commissioner of the western district of Louisiana. Judge Edwards ranks high as a lawyer, and as a citizen he is public-spirited, and is always identified with measures origrinated for the promotion of the public good.
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Burial: Unknown, Graceland Cemetary, Vermillion Parish, Abbeville, Louisiana.
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Children of Wakeman Wakeman Edwards and Martha Hollingsworth are:
- +Clarence Jeptha Edwards, b. October 03, 1858, Springfield, Arkansas, d. January 14, 1920, Vermillion Parish, Abbeville, Louisiana.
- William P. Edwards, b. June 1867, d. date unknown.
- +Elizabeth Edwards, d. date unknown.