Moses Edwards
(Abt 1762-1847)


Family Links

1. Mary Tweedle

2. Lucinda Berry

Moses Edwards 2

  • Born: Abt 1762, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Mary Tweedle in Nov 1803 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
  • Marriage (2): Lucinda Berry about 1783 in North Carolina
  • Died: 10 Aug 1847, Grayson County, Kentucky about age 85
  • Buried: Aug 1847, Old Edwards Cemetery, Yeaman, Grayson County, Kentucky

bullet   Another name for Moses was Hopper.


bullet  General Notes:

Various random notes from message boards about Moses Edwards:

In researching the Hopper family I found that Moses Hopper also went by the name of Moses Edwards. His father was Gillum Hopper b.17 Oct 1776 d. 27 May 1848. I haven't found the reference to Moses' mother, but it does make reference to Moses having a half brother. There is quite a history here.

I have a copy of Moses Hopper's (AKA Edwards) pension file. He left the longest trail of paperwork I've ever seen in a pension file. He says in it that he was an illegitimate, orphan child. He says that his mother's maiden name was EDWARDS and that his reputed father was a HOPPER. He was apprenticed at a young age to a Mr. Trainum. He was so mistreated by the family that he ran away to Guilford, North Carolina, assumed the name Moses Edwards in order not to be found by Mr. Trainum and joined the Colonial Forces in 1781. He fought until the end of the war.

Orphaned at about age 10, bound out to a William Trainum, in Grayson Co., KY, who apparently mistreated him. Moses ran away, and fought in the revolutionary War under the name of Moses Hopper so Mr. Trainum couldn't find him. After the war he returned to using the name Edwards.

The Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Content, Jouly 1902, p. 461, soldiers of the N. C. Continental Line:
Hopper, Moses, pt Donoho's Co., May 25, 1781. Left service May 25, 1782.

National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 1-85, 1600's to 1900's, Supplement I, Supplement: Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications, p. 318:
Edwards, (or Hopper), Moses, NC; Mary W25559, BLWt. 21423-160-55

p. 515:
Hopper, Moses (see Moses Edwards) NC
Mary W25559

Military Service: 1781 Donoho's Company, North Carolina Continental Line
First wife supposedly:

Lucinda Moses Berry
Born: Abt 1762 Place: , Of, Nc
Died: Bef Nov 1803 Place: Of, Woodford, Ky
Married: Abt 1783 Place: , Of, Nc

From a forum:

Could use some help with this mystery. Moses EDWARDS aka Moses HOPPER an illegitimate child born 1762 in Pittsylvania Co. to a Mr. HOPPER and a Miss EDWARDS per his Rev. War Pension. He was bound out to a Mr. William TRAINUM of Pittsylvania Co. under the name Moses EDWARDS. Due to the harsh treatment he received from Trainum he ran away and joined the army using the name Hopper. When he left the army he went to Guilford Co., NC where he had family...especially an Uncle Charles GILLEY. He resided there for 30 years and may have married. Ultimately he married a Mary TWEEDLE and moved to Grayson Co., KY where he spent the rest of his life. Moses may have had half brothers Gillium and Raleigh HOPPER...and possibly a Thomas and Absalom HOPPER as well. It has been suggested that his mother's name was Elizabeth and that her surname may have been GILLEY...and that she may have later married a Mr. BROWN. She may have been the Elizabeth EDWARDS who married a Samuel BROWN.
From LDS site:
Probable father: David Edwards, abt. 1736, Pittsylvania, VA


Moses married Mary Tweedle in Nov 1803 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. (Mary Tweedle was born on 13 Nov 1780 in Virginia and died on 14 Apr 1864 in Grayson County, Kentucky.)


Moses next married Lucinda Berry about 1783 in North Carolina. (Lucinda Berry was born about 1762 in North Carolina and died before Nov 1803 in Woodford, Kentucky.)

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