John Edwards – possible black sheep?


OK, John Edwards, the fallen politician from North Carolina is reported to be my 9th cousin, once removed.  We’re Related provided an almost clean pedigree for both sides — right up to the MRCA who they claim is PRIVATE (xxxx-xxxx).  This would be the mother of my 7th great grandfather, Isaac Lawrence (1652-1731).   In earlier proposals, We’re Related suggested she was Elizabeth Cooke (1611-1663).  Cousin John’s line goes from the MRCA down, starting with John Lawrence (1635-1672).   Now, other than the implication that Elizabeth must have been having children across a 17 year period (1635 → 1652), ending at the age of 41, this is not impossible.  It will be a clue to investigate.   And, who doesn’t love to claim a nationally known political scandal as one of their own?



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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