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.