Monday, August 02, 2004

Retired Foreign Service Officer Visits

During our Anniversary July 10th, Mr. & Mrs Timothy Edwards (wife Bennie) and two of their friends visited. Mr. Edwards is a descendant of a slave named Adam Nelson.
As far as he knows they were from Dooly County Georgia.
Adam was born 1834 and died 1896. He married Harriet, she was born 1843 and died in 1917.
To this union there was birthed: Bartow, Lee, William, Johnson, Isaiah, Lank, James A, Gilbert, Emma, Clara, Anna, Mary Lou, Amanda, Elizah, Susan and Rosa.
Mary Lou lived to be 96 years old, and was the longest living survivor.
Mr. Edwards is the grandson of Bartow born 1862. Bartow married Lodusta Moore. Their daughter Christine married Joseph Edwards, thence Timothy was born.

Mr. Edwards served in foreign service for 30 years. Part of that time was spent in Africa.
I will get all the details the next time I speak with him, and let you all know how many countries he served in. I do believe he said he speaks at least 5 different languages.

He is an amazing man. I hope we get the time in the near future to fully interview him about his foreign service.

There were many other interesting people at our First Anniversary Celebration, I just felt Mr Edwards was very interesting, and spent a few more minutes speaking to him. But unfortunately I only speak "southern English".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems interesting, and I can't wait until you tell us more about this man. I've never been able to travel overseas, and will be excited to hear of his adventures too.
What was his job? Who did he come in contact with?
I have lots of questions... hurry and interview him.