Cabinet photograph of John Roberts Edwards, born in Minersville, Pennsylvania on 19 Nov. 1848, the son of John and Margaret (Roberts) Edwards, who found their way from Wales in Great Britain to Pennsylvania, and, sometime before 1869, to Utah.
The photograph was made by the studio of Thomas S. Odell of Logan, Utah.
John Roberts Edwards married Marion Eliza Sermon in Logan, Utah, in 1869. They had at least two children, before Marion died in 1889. On 16 November 1890, John Roberts Edwards married Barbara Etta Jackson, who was born 20 Dec 1860 in South Thomaston, Maine, the daughter of Alexander Samuel and Flora Ann (McDonald) Jackson. I found a source online that described Barbara Etta Jackson as a teacher.
As you can see, John Roberts Edwards is not identified per se on the cabinet card. Rather, it was his relationship to Barbara Etta Jackson that allowed his identification to be made, though it took me some time to sort it all out.
By 1900, she is living with her husband, John Roberts Edwards, in Logan, Utah, where he is a saloon keeper. By the 1910 Census, they had moved to Fresno, California, where John Roberts Edwards listed himself as a farmer.
John Roberts Edwards and his wife Barbara Etta (Jackson) Edwards) had several children, three of whom appear to have died young, and three who lived to adulthood. There may be children that I missed.
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