ELI G. EDWARDS, farmer, P. O. Louisville, was born in Lawrence County, Ind., December 26, 1842. His father, William Edwards, of Lawrence County, Ind., is a native of Kentucky. Our subject was brought up on his father's farm, and attended the common schools of his native county. He was a soldier for Uncle Sam in the late war, in Company H, Sixty-seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Mumfordsville, Ky., Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Champion Hill and others. He received a gunshot wound in the arm and one in the neck at Champion Hill, Miss., for which he now draws a pension. He came to this county in September, 1864. He was married March 7, 1865, to Emma, daughter of Alexander Wilson (deceased). They had two children — Melodia (deceased) and Lottie. Mr. Edwards held the office of Township Collector for Hoosier Township for one term. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Extracted 26 Jan 2020 by Norma Hass from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 185.