Moses Edwards
(Abt 1762-1847)
Mary Tweedle
Jackson Edwards
(Abt 1817-)
Susan Elizabeth Decker
(Abt 1816-1859)
Champion Edwards


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Elvira L. Gilmore

Champion Edwards 2

  • Born: 19 Jan 1838, Grayson County, Kentucky
  • Marriage: Elvira L. Gilmore on 22 Nov 1859

bullet  General Notes:

1880 Spencer Co. Indiana census also has listed in the household:
Frank Williams nephew M 11 IN father: IN mother: KY
Emma Merrithew niece F 20 IN father: KY mother: IN




CHAMPION EDWARDS is a native of Grayson County, Ky., born January 19, 1838. He is one of a family of thirteen children born to Jackson and Elizabeth (Decker) Edwards, also natives of Grayson County, where they lived until they came to this county in 1862. The father is still living on a farm in Hammond Township. The mother died in September, 1859, and the father married Mrs. Mary Parsons, in the following December. Champion Edwards grew to manhood in his native county, receiving only a limited education. November 22, 1859, he married Elvira L. Gilmore, a native of Crawford County, Ind. After marriage he followed farming in his native county until 1861, when he enlisted in Company L, Third Kentucky Cavalry, serving thirteen months. In 1862 he removed to Spencer County, and in the spring of 1865 he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of the war. Since that time he has been engaged in farming in this county. He bought the farm upon which he now resides in 1882, and makes a specialty of dairying. Mr. Edwards is a Republican, a member of the G. A. R. and I. O. O. F., and is an energetic and highly esteemed citizen. His wife is a member of the United Brethren Church. They have two children : Katie B., wife of George M. Barnett, and D. Isabel (deceased).


Champion married Elvira L. Gilmore on 22 Nov 1859. (Elvira L. Gilmore was born about 1839 in Crawford County, Indiana.)

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