Susan Edwards was a member of a pioneer family from Washington County, Kentucky. Susan’s parents, Johnathan J. Edwards and Nancy Millie Linton were born in the very early years of the 19th century in Loudoun County, Virginia. When their grandfather, Captain John Linton, (they were first cousins) moved from Loudoun County to Washington County, Kentucky, in 1818, his entire family moved with him – children and grandchildren. Jonathan and Millie married in Washington County July 20, 1829. They had 7 children: Alfred, Lucretia, John E., Susan, Edward, William and Ben. Only the youngest son, Ben,married, but he had no children. The family name was not carried on.
Susan was a middle child, born July 15, 1835, just shortly before her great-grandfather, the Captain, died in 1836. She lived a long life, living with her brother and his wife, after her parents died. Susan died February 17, 1907, and was buried in the Springfield City Cemetery.