Biography of George D. Edge
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

GEORGE DAVIS EDGE, born in Clifton, Greene Co., Ohio, was the son of George D. Edge and Sarah (Adams) Edge, who settled in Miami Co. in 1803; George D. Edge, Sr., was a native of Appomattox Co., Va., where his father was also born in 1750; Obadiah Edge, the grandfather of George, Jr., settled in Delaware about 1730, the family originally coming from England. Obadiah Edge, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a strong patriot during the Revolution, but, being a minister, a Methodist, one of the earliest, was not in the service; in the war of 1812, Mr. Edge's father responded to the call of his country, and while in the service contracted a disease, of which he died, leaving a widow and two sons. Jesse and George D., the latter being only 6 months old; his widow (Mr. Edge's mother) survived him over sixty years, living to the 90th year of her age. Mr. Edge was married to Sophia Woodward in Fairfield, Ohio, by Rev. James Laws, April 7, 1833; they are the parents of eight children, viz., James Laws, George D., William M., Anna Marian, Louisa Jane, Charles Elliott. Henry Clay and Sarah Ellen. After teaching school two years in that vicinity, Mr. Edge emigrated, with his young family, to the then wilds of Northern Indiana, and in South Bend engaged in the tanning business; in 1843, he removed to Greenville, Ill., only stopping there a short time, and going back to South Bend, and remaining there until 1849, when he removed, with his family, to his present location, where he has continued to reside. Mr. Edge is a fair sample of the typical American, coming up from nothing to a fair competence; three of his sons. James, George and William, were in the Union army; his four boys, as well as himself, are all Republicans. Although always a strong partisan, he has never been a candidate for office.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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