Note: Ann was baptized on 20 Sept 1835 at Staplehurst Church. Ann was still living with her parents in the 1851 census of Staplehurst. In this same census of Staplehurst there is a George Edwards who was a lodger living with Jessee Tolhurst (Jessee was a brother of Samuel Tolhurst). He was listed as 30 years old, a journeyman carpenter, and was born at Withyham, Sussex (both Rye and Withyham are parishes in Sussex Co. and they are about 30 miles apart).
Shortly after they married in 1852 George and Ann (both of whom could sign their names) were witnesses to the "Excell/Haysmer" wedding on 25 July 1852. The bride was Eliza Haysmer, daughter of Thomas Haysmer.
Ann and George (and several members of Ann's family) left London on the steamer Palestine and arrived in the port of New York on 12 May 1857. According to the biographical sketch of their son George, "George Edwards and Anne Haysmer were both born in England, where they were reared and married, and, three years after their marriage came to America, their only child dying on the voyage across the ocean. Upon arriving in this country, they came direct to Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, and at the outbreak of the Civil War, George Edwards enlisted in the army, dying while in service." They are listed in the 1860 census of Bushnell Twp., and the 1870 census lists only Ann and the children, as George had died of typhoid fever during the Civil War. He had served in Co. D, 9th Michigan Infantry. Ann's second husband, Seth, had immigrated to the U.S. in 1872 and his occupation was listed as a mason during in the 1900 census of Bushnell Twp. Ann is listed as having had 4 children with all still living in 1900 - t.adams
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