Biography of Joseph Edwards
From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY
W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]
JOSEPH EDWARDS, wagon-maker, Plain City, was born in Bedford County, Penn., January 10, 1838, and is a son of J. P. and Abarilla (Stephens) Edwards, natives of Pennsylvania, of English descent. Joseph was reared on a farm and received a common-school education. At the age of nineteen, he began learning wagon-making, which he has since followed with the exception of five years, from 1861 to 1866, spent in the Western States and Territories. In 1860, he came to Plain City and went into business with Jacob Weaver, and has since been doing a successful business. In 1863, he married Margaret Dunkin, a daughter of Reuben Dunkin, and a native of New York. They have three children – Estella, Curtis and Sherman. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards are members of the M. E. Church, in which he has been Trustee. He is a Republican in politics.
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