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Benjamin Edwards

Born: Aug 12, 1753

Death: Nov 13, 1829

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Benjamin Edwards

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1753
Date of Death : Nov 13, 1829

Benjamin Edwards was an American merchant and political leader from Montgomery County, Maryland. He represented the third district of Maryland for a very short time in the United States House of Representatives in 1795 after Uriah Forrest resigned. Benjamin's son, Ninian Edwards, would later serve as Governor and U.S. Senator for Illinois. Late in life, Edwards migrated westward to the new settlement of Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky. Here, he built a new house, named Edwards Hall, in 1821. The house remained in Edwards' family after his death; here his daughter Emily bore Edwards' grandson Benjamin Helm Bristow. Still standing, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


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