Elizabeth Tryon Edwards
March 12, 1778
May 24, 1857
Jonathan Walter Edwards (November 29, 1797)
Elizabeth Tryon Edwards, daughter of Moses and Mercy Turner Tryon, was born March 12, 1778. Registered as a student from Wethersfield, Connecticut, Elizabeth is believed to have attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1794. On November 29, 1797 she married Jonathan Walter Edwards of New Haven, Connecticut and the couple had ten children. Jonathan, a lawyer and politician, had attended the Lichfield Law School in 1794, and likely met Elizabeth while studying in Litchfield. Elizabeth passed away on May 24, 1857.
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