EDWARDS, HELMS, MILLS, PAGE, SNEED, STEELMAN & More
Calvin Max Edwards and Frances Irene Page
John Edwards married Sarah O'Neal Nov 17, 1787
in Johnston County, North Carolina
then located shortly afterward to Burnsville
Township in Anson County, North Carolina
----- nothing could be finer than to be from Carolina -----
Burnsville in Anson County and Harmony in Iredell County
--------------- We call The Carolinas home --------------------
Calvin Edwards and Frances Page
James Steven Edwards 1868-1936 David Franklyn Page 1865-1930
Zilla Mills 1872-1934 Margaret Jane Ferguson 1863-1947
James Calvin Sneed 1862-1944 Houston Haywood Steelman 1883-1966
Mittie Ellen Helms 1881-1959 Margaret Belle Grosse 1884-1961
Anson & Union Co NC Forysth and Guilford Co NC
John T Edwards 1895-1979 Carl Eugene Page 1897-1955
Sarah Annie Sneed 1901-1983 Bertha Irene Steelman 1904-1954
Burnsville in Anson Co NC Harmony in Iredell Co NC
* Phyllis & Bob Syfert
** Kathy md Robert Hildreth
*** Donna md Gary Hildreth
**** John md Rhea Eaton
* Jimmy Johnson md Joy Ann Cone
* Kenny Johnson
** Shannon Hildreth
** Philip Hildreth and Tammy Ruiz
** Jason Hildreth
** Zachary Hildreth
*** Michael Hildreth
**** Elijah Max Edwards
our great grandchildren
*** Celeste Nicole Hildreth
** Marshall Harvey Phelps Hildreth
** Kasey Edward Awad
*** Grace Taylor Hildreth
** Ryan Wesley Awad
Our dog - Loki born in Oakboro,NC with long black hair,joined our family at 6 weeks of age. September 10, 1991-February 7, 2005 Full blooded male Chow-Chow (lean and mean). Kept healthy his entire life by Vet Dr. Armstrong in Monroe NC.
Fixture in our memories.
Researching Families of:
BREWER, John - Union County, NC
BURNS, Walter Farr - Anson County, NC
EDWARDS, John T - Anson & Union Counties, NC
Elliott, Elijah- Anson Co NC, Chesterfield Co SC
HELMS, Asa Mack - Union County, NC
HILDRETH, Miles Hampton - Anson & Mecklenburg, NC
MILLS, Andrew Jackson - Anson & Union Counties, NC
O'NEAL, Benjamin - Anson County, NC
PAGE, David Franklin - Cabarrus & Forsyth Counties, NC
PAIGE, Carl Eugene - Forsyth & Iredell Counties, NC
PARKER, William Nicholas - Anson County, NC
ROSS, Dougal M - Union County, NC
SNEED, James Calvin - Union County, NC
STEELMAN, Houston Haywood - Davie & Guilford Counties, NC
TAYLOR, Willie - Mecklenburg County, NC
THOMAS, Jacob - Anson County, NC
TURNER, Wilson Pickney - Anson County, NC
SNEED-STEELMAN-TAYLOR-THOMAS-TURNER-WILLIAMS and more
Miscellanous pictures - click on highlighted title to view.
Note: I do not know the ancestory of John Edwards who married Sarah O'Neal and can not substantiate any direct connection to the John Edwards and Henrietta Ayers of Greenville SC.
- Rex (151 KB)
Rex is grandson Elijah's dog. Elijah bestowed upon Rex a middle name of Calvin April 29, 2011 honoring me on my 81st birthday.
- Home of John Edwards and Sarah O'Neal (65 KB)
John Edwards and his wife Sarah O'Neal married in Johnston County NC in Nov 27,1787. Shortly afterward located in Burnsville, Anson County NC. They obtained a land grant and built a log cabin. Part of the original land grant and home was handed down to son James then Troy, then Norfleet then Troy Lee. The place is still in the hands of decendants as of 11/15/2000. The log cabin was added on to and the home remodeled through the years. The graveyard of John Edwards and Sarah O' Neal is across the road from the home. If this house could talk, would tell of happiness, joy, pain and sorrow.
- Charles Griffin Edwards (66 KB)
Charles Griffin Edwards born 1-20-1822 died 1-27-1906 son of Matthew Edwards and Patsy Griffin
Photo courtesy of 2nd great-granddaughter Jo Ann Cooper
- Charles Griffin Edwards (90 KB)
Charles Griffin Edwards born 1-20-1822 died 1-27-1906, son of Matthew Edwards and Patsy Griffin. Photo courtesy of 2nd great granddaughter Jo Ann Cooper
- Calvin and Frances Edwards (24 KB)
We have met family and friends, communicated with and learned a lot through computers and research of our family trees.
- loki the dog (25 KB)
chow-chow September 10, 1991-February 7, 2005
Patient, loyal and protective
- Mittie Ellen Helms and James Calvin Sneed (43 KB)
Picture taken in 1939. Grandparents of Calvin Edwards.
- biggmax and lil max (62 KB)
Elijah and grandpa, at the John T Edwards Family Christmas Dinner in the Old Train Depot, Polkton NC December 7, 2003.
- Burnsville Baptist Church (105 KB)
Burnsville Baptist Church, moved from it's original site and moved about a mile away, in process of being restored, is now located beside Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Burnsville, Anson County, NC
- Calvin and Frances January 3, 2002 (30 KB)
snowed 9 inches January 2 and 3, 2002
- Burnsville School (59 KB)
Burnsville School pictured in the first School Annual of 1948 called "The Agricola". 12th Grade home room teacher, Mrs Rosa Parker Simpson took my graduating class of 1948 and started the first school annual, she named it the Agricola, said it mean agriculture and wanted it to represent our community which consisting of farms. Hoorah for Mrs. Simpson, my all time favorite teacher. She taught English which I never mastered. The School was closed some years ago during consolidation, while vacant, caught on fire and was demolished in 2005. The Burnsville Volunteer Fire Dept obtained the school property and a new Fire Department building was built on the spot.
- Model T Ford 1923 (60 KB)
John Edwards and Annie Sneed married in Chesterfield, SC on September 15, 1923.
They also owned a 1923 Model T like pictured
- Calvin Max Edwards during army basic training 1952 (29 KB)
picture of Calvin Max Edwards in US Army taken in 1952 at El Paso, Texas when in basic training at Ft Bliss, Texas
- John Edwards and Sarah O'Neal marriage bond (120 KB)
John Edwards and Sarah O'Neal marriage bond as appeared in Marriage Register 1760-1858 page 39
- A Model Ford 1931 (22 KB)
my very first car was a 1931 Ford A Model. remember well the poor headlights and mechanical brakes.
- New Home Sewing Machine (62 KB)
New Home treadle sewing machine,This is how my grandmother/mother's looked before about worn out from years and years of use, wear and tear of children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren plaything.
- Annis Broadaway Parker 1803-1881 (142 KB)
Annis and her husband William Wiley Parker lived in a log cabin which was added on to, down the years into a two story home. Located in Burnsville Anson County NC. The home where I grew up in.
- Thomas Reunion Phenomenon on July 30,1999 (321 KB)
The Kit Thomas Decendants have a traditional Balloon Release each Reunion. A Phenomenon occurred after they released them on July 30, 1999
witnessed July 30, 1999 and written by Calvin M Edwards August 2, 1999
- Tall Tree in Union County NC ? (21 KB)
This is a cellular phone tower disguised as a tree. These trees are multiplying, saw another one just like this near UNCC while on Harris Blvd Sunday August 28, 2005
- Willys Knight Automobile (104 KB)
Pictured is a 1926 Willys Knight Model 70 Sedan Automobile. Willys Knight manufactured automobiles 1913 to 1933. My grandfather James Calvin Sneed and grandmother Millie Ellen Helms had a 1926 Willys Knight Auto very similar to the one pictured, I recall it sitting under the carport and never driven during my childhood years, My grandfather had a stroke in 1936 and couldn't walk until he died in 1944. When we went to visit them I recall playing in that car a lot, it had some very plush seats.
- Sarah O'Neal Edwards Tombstone (40 KB)
note the white appearance on the rock tombstone is from my chalk marking to find inscription which says S. Edwards died June 26, 1866. Located in John Edwards Graveyard on SR# 1456 in Burnsville Anson Co NC, Her husband John's Tombstone is missing. There is part of a tombstone rock (no marking legible)laying in spot where I think his grave should be.
- Confederate States Army Iron Cross (30 KB)
Above picture obtained at
Confederate States Army Iron Crosses are disappearing from CSA Veteran Graves due to various reasons.
- Tomato Tenneesee Heirloom or Cherokee Purple (58 KB)
Tennessee Heirloom tomato that has origin from Native Americans of the Cherokee Nation. Delicious and tasty tomato. Somewhat perishable fruit and short shelf life but taste so good will be eaten fast.
- Home of John Henry & Miriam Mills Edwards (16 KB)
Home where John Henry (called Henry) and Miriam Mills lived in Burnsville, Anson County NC, next door to his parents John T. & Henerietta Burns Edwards
- Goofus Glassware (52 KB)
Goofus dishes, early 1900's. The bowl on the right belonged to Zilla Mills Edwards, my grandmother
- Sarah Annie Elliott (102 KB)
Sarah Annie Elliott born March 3, 1841 in Anson County, NC died April 2, 1900 in Union County, NC. Married to James Calvin Sneed born January 8, 1836 in SC died July 8, 1862 in Petersburg, Va. My great grandparents on my mother's side.
- John Edwards,Jr Graveyard (59 KB)
John Edwards,Jr his wife Sarah Allen, and some of their decendants are buried in this family cemetary.
- John Brewer,Jr Cemetary (58 KB)
Martha Edwards, her husband John Brewer,Jr and some of their decendants are buried in this family cemetary.
- Jacob Thomas and Elizabeth Edwards Tombstone (62 KB)
Tombstone of Jacob Thomas and his wife Elizabeth Edwards only remainder of their family graveyard which was located near where this tombstone lay.
I saw a phenomenon associated with this tombstone at the Kit Thomas Family Reunion Picnic July 30, 1999 in the Community House, Burnsville Anson Co NC
- Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church (58 KB)
Church is located in Township of Burnsville, Anson County, NC. It's graveyard is mostly John Edwards and Sarah O'Neal decendants and their families.
This Church and its graveyard holds the story of a greater part of the Edwards of Burnsville Community history.
- Grandmother Zilla Mills Edwards "New Home" (84 KB)
Grandmother Zilla Mills Edwards "New Home" treadle sewing machine on which my mother Annie Sneed Edwards did so much sewing. This machine has been begging me to restore it and I keep promising will do it.
- Steve Edwards and wife Zilla Mills (50 KB)
James Steven (Steven) Edwards and Zilla Mills were married in Union County, NC December 23, 1888
Note their shoes, Steve tanned his own special soft leather hides and had their shoes made by a shoesmith.
- Sarah Annie Sneed & John T. Edwards (34 KB)
parents of Calvin Edwards
John T.Edwards and Sarah Annie Sneed were married in Chesterfield, SC on September 15, 1923. Had 8 children, 3 girls and 4 boys living as of June 11, 2002. Son, Willie Laurel born April 13, 1929 died April 22, 1929, buried at Philadelphi Baptist Church in Union Co NC near Pageland SC, headstone and grave location destroyed as result of Hugo Hurricane September 21, 1989
- Thomas Reunion Balloon Release July 30, 1999 (14 KB)
Decendants at the Kit Thomas Reunion on July 39, 1999 doing their customary releasing of the balloons.
- Lavina A. Biggers Tombstone (46 KB)
Lavina A. Biggers - last close family member to own the Jacob and Elizabeth Edwards farm which became known as the "Vina Place". She was an old maid and with help of her bachelar brother Jacob ran the farm. The "Vina Place" is where the Jacob Thomas, John Thomas, Kit Thomas and perhaps other family cemetaries were. Lavina,her brother Jacob and her sister Sophrona B. Pritchard are buried at Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetary in Burnsville Community, Anson County NC.
- High Ridge Primitive Baptist Church (49 KB)
Church is located on High Ridge Church Road off White Store/Monroe Road near intersection of Lansford Road and White Store/Monroe Road, Union County, NC
- John Edwards Graveyard (67 KB)
John Edwards, his wife Sarah O'Neal and some of their decendants buried here. Located on SR# 1456 in Burnsville community of Anson County, NC. Appears to be approximately 8 adults and 25 children buried here.
- Celeste and Grace Hildreth (139 KB)
our 2 great granddaughters
- Francis Marion Edwards and wife Sarah Leah Parker (75 KB)
Francis M. Edwards July 27, 1829 - Jan 15, 1918
son of John Edwards, Jr and Sarah Allen.
Sarah (Leah)Parker Aug 2, 1830 - March 24, 1913
dau of William Wiley Parker and Annis Broadaway. William Wiley Parker built a log cabin which was
part of the home I lived in, his daughter Leah
and her husband Francis lived there next and at some point remodeled the log cabin to a two story house.
picture - courtesy of David M. Edwards
- Marshall Hildreth (23 KB)
our oldest great grandson
- Kasey Awad (29 KB)
our youngest great grandson
- Elijah Edwards and Grace Hildreth (37 KB)
having a good time Christmas Eve 2006
- Eulius V. Mills and his mother Connie about 1960 (123 KB)
Eulius V. Mills born June 27, 1912 2nd of 5 children to Bogan Mills and Connie A. Pope. Eulious was my 2nd cousin on my father's mother's side. Picture courtesy of Jill Argabright, grand-daughter of Eulius.
- Gennive Mills Tucker (74 KB)
Gennive Mills born January 21, 1914 died October 16, 1995. Daughter of Bogan Mills and Connie A. Pope. My second cousin on my father's mother's side. She is the one standing, the others sitting not identified. Picture courtesy of Jill Argabright.
- Odell Virginia Mills Sloop (53 KB)
Odell born January 15, 1917 died June 19, 1988. Daughter of Bogan Mills and Connie A. Pope. She is my 2nd cousin on my father's mother's side. Picture courtesy of Jill Argabright, her grand niece.
- Mt Moriah Baptist Church (57 KB)
A picture of serenity "The Past, The Present and The Future" is my description of this photo, prompted by remark regarding "beautiful cloudy sky" of my second cousin Wanda B. Allman
Church established in 1820 rebuilt in 1958. Located in the South East corner of Union County, NC between White Store/Pageland Road and Hornsboro road intersection at border NC/SC state line near Pageland, S.C.
- Philadelphia Baptist Church (63 KB)
Church is located in Union County, NC off Lansford Road near Pageland SC
- Large Picture Steve Edwards & Zilla Mills Family (284 KB)
Picture taken Summer of 1912.
left to right - Steve, Zilla holding Roy, John, Ester, Lillie, Omster, Henry, Raymond with Pearlie Mae in front. Not pictured Frances, Jesse and Cyrus
- Rocky Mount Baptist Church (108 KB)
Church is located in Burnsville Township, Anson County NC. Picture courtesy of Richard Bryant, grandson of Alec Parker and Minnie Broadway
- Ice Storm Dec 5, 2002 (83 KB)
Ice storm was worse ever in this area. Pretty sight, ugly conditions with so many without electric power. It's time Electric Companies to start programs of underground cable instead of lines and poles like early 1900.
- Philadelphia Baptist Church, Stanfield NC (17 KB)
Church is located on Philadelphia Baptist Church Road off Highway 200 South, Stanfield NC
- Pear Preserves canned by Zilla Mills Edwards 1930 (34 KB)
A quart jar of pear preserves canned by my grandmother Zilla Mills Edwards in 1930, the year I was born. My mother kept them through the years and gave them to me in 1982.
- Laura Edwards Moore (35 KB)
Laura Edwards married John Ellison Moore, she was born in Burnsville, Anson County NC,lived in Union County, Marshville NC
Picture courtesy of her great granddaughter Jane Autry Armstrong.
- John Henry Edwards and wife Miriam Catherine Mills (24 KB)
Henry and Marm lived in Burnsville, Anson County NC. Pictures courtesy of their granddaughter Wanda Baucom Allman
- Alice Glovina Edwards Hill about 20 years old (79 KB)
Alice born November 13, 1855, married Henry Wilson Hill September 11,1878. Picture courtesy of her great granddaughter Pamela Thomas Holbrook.
- J. Doyce and Reuben V. Mills (70 KB)
J. Doyce and Reuben V. Mills, both deceased, sons of Eulius V. Mills and Grace Tucker. My second cousins once removed on my father's mother's side. Picture courtesy of Jill Argabright, their niece.
- Home of John T. Edwards and Henrietta Burns (51 KB)
This is the home of John T. Edwards and Henrietta Burns, located in Burnsville, Anson County, NC
"Memories of Sadness and Sorrow dwelled here"
- Boyd Mills , mother Connie , Eulius Mills in 1964 (32 KB)
Boyd and Eulius, pictured with their mother were the eldest of 5 children to Bogan Mills and Connie Alma Pope. Boyd and Eulius were my 2nd cousins.
Bogan died at age 31 and left Connie pregnant with 4 young children, Connie survived the ordeal, married twice again, outlived 3 husbands and died at age 95. Connie Alma Pope Mills Tucker Furr must have been one hardy healthy woman with a lot of grit and survival instinct.
Thanks to Jill Argabright for courtesy of picture.
- Elijah Edwards playing Zoo Tycoon on computer (31 KB)
Elijah Edwards, our grandson at age 4 years and 10 months playing Zoo Tycoon on my computer. Brings back memories of my childhood being raised on a farm in White Store community, no electricity, no television, no running water, no inside bathroom, no heated bedrooms, no air conditioning, one kerosene lamp in the whole house providing very dim light at night, not even a flashlight had to use a kerosene lantern instead. Computer, we didn't know the word.What a difference only 70 years later from 1937 to 2007. We are living a wonderful lifestyle compared to our ancestors.
- John T. & Annie Sneed Edwards & Children 9-16-1973 (157 KB)
left to right
front - Joanne, Marian, Mirian, Mom, Dad
rear - J.T., Charles, Wayne, Calvin
Thank you Mirian for telling me that you was standing beside our mother and Marian was standing beside Joanne.
03-10-2008 your loving brother Max
- Jimmy Johnson and Joy Cone (42 KB)
Our grandson Jimmy Johnson presents the Joy of his life, Joy Cone, we agree, she is fun to be around.
- children of James Stephen and Zilla Mills Edwards (49 KB)
Picture taken about 1972 at the Steve Edwards Reunion held at Gilboa Community Building near Marshville, NC. Remaining picture of living children at that time except Pearl.
left to right John, Raymond, Lily, Omster, Frances, Roy and Henry, not in picture Pearl,
Deceased were Cyrus, Jesse, Martha, and Ester
Thanks to my dear cousin Elizabeth Wentz Mathis for this picture.
- Pear Preserves (18 KB)
Pear preserves made by Mirian E Tucker from pear tree of Lee and Barbara Johnson obtained October 12, 2008 when we got to see Lee and Barbara's newly remodeled home that had been Barbara's grandparents home. The home beautifully remodeled by Jeff Edwards.
- Hopewell United Methodist Church (194 KB)
Hopewell United Methodist Church in Burnsville, Anson County, NC pictured on the cover of the 2008 Cookbook by the women of Hopewell United Methodist Church and the Burnsville Community. We obtained a copy of the cookbook at the Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department BBQ November 1, 2008.
- Ford 1907 Model R (54 KB)
The 1907 Ford Model R must have been a beautiful car when it was first offered for sale. Automobiles sure have changed and improved since.
This picture courtesy of Edward Thomas, Thanks Ed
- Frances and baby girls Phyllis, Kathy and Donna (288 KB)
Frances with our darling adorable three baby girls Phyllis, Kathy and Donna September 27, 1958. What a wife and mother she is.