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Louisa Maria Morris Edwards Montgomery

April 13, 1787
December 24, 1866
Home Town:
Springfield, VT
Later Residences:
Youngstown, OH
Mesopotamia, OH
Robert Montgomery (June 21, 1814)
John Stark Edwards (February 28, 1807)
Biographical Notes:
Louisa Maria Morris was born on April 13th, 1787 to General Lewis R. Morris and Mary Dwight in Springfield, VT. Her father held a family lineage of military tradition during colonial and revolutionary times, while her mother represented the history of the Dwight, Edwards, Pierpont, and Hooker families. Louisa was educated and trained by her family specifically by her grandmother, and by her father and step-mother. Much of her childhood is not recorded, but there are letters from her father that told her to behave and act properly, to be happy, and the love he had for her. Edwards family letters indicate their feeling that she was an intelligent, beautiful, and adaptable woman who would be a perfect wife for John Stark Edward, who was her mother's first cousin. Edwards’ sister Sally wrote about ...

Secondary Sources:
Dwight, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Woodbridge), The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass. 1816-1889 accessed at February 20, 2024

Edwards, Louisa M. A Pioneer Home Maker, 1787-1866: A Sketch of the Life of Louisa Maria Montgomery. Bloomington: Indiana University Library, 1903. Accessed in Google Books 24 May at

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