Lewis A. Edwards
He was the son of Sylvanus Edwards (1790–1860) and Sarah (Brown) Edwards (1790–1866). He attended the district schools, and in 1828 went to New York City. There he became first a grocer's clerk, and then collector of wharfage. In 1846, after the death of his employer, he took over the management of the wharfage business. Later he succeeded to the business, becoming the co-lessee of extensive wharf areas, and later added shipping and the building of coastal trade vessels to his business. In 1853, after most of the wharves had been leased to steamship companies, he retired from business, and returned to Suffolk County, settling at Orient. In 1861, he became a partner in a fish oil and guano company.
He was buried at the Central Cemetery in Orient.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; pg. 444 and 591)
- Life Sketches of the State Officers, Senators, and Members of the Assembly of the State of New York in 1868 by S. R. Harlow & S. C. Hutchins (pg. 79ff)
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