In 1950 Irvina Dearth wrote History of
In 1797 Edward came to the
His family consisted of his wife Elizabeth and five sons: Basil, James E., Asael, Isaac, and Samuel and one daughter, Priscilla. The couple had eleven children but five had died at a young age.
In a file, at the
In the spring of 1798 Edward built a flat boat and the family floated on it down the
In the Red Lion book Dearth recorded a story told by Newton Dearth, a grandson of Samuel, about the dogs on this early farm. A lane led from the house to the road. There were bars across the lane at the road and also near the house. At night the dogs put their paws on the bars by the house and waited for the wolves to come out of the woods. The dogs then chased the wolves to the set of bars at the road. The wolves then turned and chased the dogs back to the house. Dearth said they played like this for hours.
As to personality, Booz describes Edward as "pious and of quiet temperament" and of