Haden Edwards

Deceased Person

1771 – 1849

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Who was Haden Edwards?

Haden Edwards was a Texas settler and land speculator. Edwards County, Texas on the Edwards Plateau is named for him. In 1825, Edwards received a land grant from the Mexican government, allowing him to settle families in East Texas. His grant included the city of Nacogdoches, and Edwards soon angered many of the previous settlers. After his contract was revoked in 1827, Edwards and his brother declared the colony to be the Republic of Fredonia. He was forced to flee Texas when the Mexican army arrived to put down the rebellion, and did not return until after the Texas Revolution had broken out.

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Born
Aug 12, 1771
Virginia
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Died
Aug 14, 1849

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on July 23, 2013

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