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Edward Scribner

abt. 1810 Birth TN

1826 Marriage Montgomery Co., IL
Sarah Goodwin

bef. 1850 Marriage
Margaret O'Dell

1840 Federal Census,
Shelby Co., IL

Edward Scribner (5 in household)
1 male bet. 5 and 10
1 male bet. 30 and 40
2 females under 5
1 female bet 10 and 15
1 female bet. 20 and 30

1850 Federal Census,
Flat Branch, Shelby Co., IL

Edward Scribner 40
Margaret Scribner 40
Sariah Scribner 16
Rachel Scribner 14
Polly Scribner 9
Andrew Scribner 8
Liddy Scribner 7
Luiza Scribner 1

aft. 1850 Death

Scribner family history

Flanders the Lion
Scribner Coat of Arms
Early coat of arms once associated
with a bearer of the surname Scribner

Scribner surname origin

From House of Names

The surname Scribner is variant of Scrivener, an English and Scottish occupational name for a clerk or copyist. Other spellings include Scriven, Scrivenor, and Scrivner.

First found in Yorkshire where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A. D.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arthur Scriven settled in Virginia in 1663; John Scriven settled in the Barbados in 1665; Nathanial Scriven settled in Nevis in 1663; Robert Scriven settled in Virginia in 1635.

Edward Scribner

EDWARD SCRIBNER, son of Lewis Smith Scribner and Susannah Redden (Reden), was born abt. 1810 in TN and died unknown. Lewis Smith Scribner was born abt. 1765 and died 15 May 1837 in Maury Co., TN. Susannah was born bet. 1770-1780, and died aft. 1840 in Shelby Co., IL.

Edward married (1) SARAH (SALLY) GOODWIN on 31 Aug 1826. Sarah's father was Joseph Goodwin. He married (2) MARGARET O'DELL bef. 16 Feb 1844 in Shelby Co., IL.

Margaret O'Dell, daughter of Rignall O'Dell and Rachel Rogers, was born abt. 1810 in Laurens Co.,SC. Her sister Mary married Edward's brother Thomas Scribner (The Odell/odle family of Maryland, Ohio, and Indiana)


Descendants of Edward Scribner


  1. SARAH FRANCIS SCRIBNER, abt. 1834, IL; d. abt. 1871.
  2. RACHAEL SCRIBNER, abt. 1836, IL; d. unknown.
  3. ANDREW JACKSON SCRIBNER, born 15 Dec 1842 in Shelby Co., IL and died 13 Jan 1908 in Collin Co., TX; burial Stoney Point Cemetery.
  4. POLLY SCRIBNER, abt. 1841, IL; d. unknown.
  5. LIDDY SCRIBNER, abt. 1843, IL; d. unknown.


  1. LUIZA SCRIBNER, abt. 1849, IL; d. Unknown.
  2. LOUISA SCRIBNER, abt. 1852, IL; d. unknown.