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Ninian Wirt Edwards
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1809, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1889
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Son of Governor Ninian Edwards. While studying law at Transylvania University in Kentucky, Ninian met & married Elizabeth P. Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln. He is credited with having done much to encourage Abraham Lincoln to enter politics & served with Lincoln in the state legislature as one of the "Long Nine"' instrumental in having the state capital removed to Springfield. Abraham Lincoln & Mary Todd were married in Ninian W. Edwards' home. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ninian Edwards (1775 - 1833)
  Elvira Lane Edwards (____ - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Porter Todd Edwards (1813 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Julia Cook Edwards Baker (1837 - 1908)*
  Albert Stevenson Edwards (1839 - 1915)*
  Charles Edwards (1846 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julia Catherine Edwards Cook (____ - 1830)*
  Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809 - 1889)
  Albert Gallatin Edwards (1812 - 1892)*
  Benjamin Stevenson Edwards (1818 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, 108
 
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Record added: Jan 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19959
Ninian Wirt Edwards
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Ninian Wirt Edwards
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Ninian Wirt Edwards
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Ninian is husband of my 3rd cousin 5x removed on my mothers side. May you rest in peace.
- Joyce (Michel) Woody
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016
Illinois "Long Nine"
- Dolores J. Rush
 Added: Jan. 12, 2016

- GenealogyGirl
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
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