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EDWARDS, John, senator, born in Virginia in 1755; died in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1837. In 1780 he removed to that portion of Virginia now comprised in the state of Kentucky, and entered 23,000 acres. He was a member of the state legislature from 1781 till 1785, again in 1795, and from 1796 till 1800. He was a delegate in the conventions of 1785'7 and '8, called to set off the state of Kentucky, and was also elected to the convention that ratified the Federal constitution, and to that held in 1792, which framed the constitution of the state. He was a United States senator from Kentucky from 24 October 1791, till 3 March 1795. About 1800 he retired from public life.
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