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Col. Abram Edwards moved from Spring Lake to Atlantic Highlands a little more than a week ago. Last Friday he died very suddenly from heart disease. he was aged about 68 years and leaves a wife and daughter. his remains were taken to Harrisburg, Penn. for interment.
Mr. edwards was born in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1820, and from the time he was of age he was a string advocate of temperance and a leading churchman. When the war broke out he joined a Pennsylvania regiment and became quartermaster with the rank of Colonel on Gen. Wadsworth's staff. he also served on the staff of Gen. Megg. Soon after the war President Johnson appointed him United States commissioner at Montgomery, Ala., on confiscated lands. His kindness to the Southerners in granting them time to redeem their lands won him many friends. He was married to Miss Isabella Buffington, of Pennsylvania, who survives him, in 1843, and has one daughter, now in Germany educating her children. She is the wife of Hon. Samuel Honey, the newly elected Lieut.-Governor of Rhode Island. Mr. Edward's funeral took place at the cottage on the Navesink road on Monday evening, the Rev. Mr. Edwards, pastor of the Methodist church of Atlantic Highlands, officiating.
Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, May 11, 1887