Stephen Edwards (1887-1924).
On 21 December 1899, Charity Bullock, 18, of Greene County, North Carolina, daughter of John and Bettie Bullock, married Stephen Edwards, 21, of Wilson County, son of Charles and Ella Edwards, in Moyeton, Stantonsburg township, Wilson County. Witnesses were Hattie Edwards, Con Bullock and Johny Fort of Moyeton.
In the 1900 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County: in the household of Peter Joyner, step-daughter Charity Edwards, 25, and her husband Stephen, 21, a farm laborer.
In the 1910 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County: farm laborer Stephen Edwards, 31; wife Charity, 29; and children Lonnie, 9, John H., 7, Charity, 4, William, 2, and Mary, 7 months.
In the 1920 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County: farmer Stephen Edwards, 45; wife Shady, 35; and children Louzie, 13, Willie, 11, Marie, 9, Bettie, 6, Charlie, 4, Roscoe and Oscar, 3, Ida Belle, 2, and Lucy May, 4 months, plus sister Ettie Edwards, 23.
Stephen Edwards died 16 May 1924 in Walstonsburg, Greene County. Per his death certificate, he was born 15 July 1877 in Greene County to Charles Edwards of Hyde County and Ella Ward of Greene County; was married to Charity Edwards; worked as a farmer; and was “poisoned from drinking inferior whiskey.”
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