Edes family had long legacy in publishing

Roxanne Moore Saucier has written another column for the Bangor Daily News, this time covering the Edes family, and one of their ancestors, Benjamin Edes, a noted Boston printer and one of the Sons of Liberty (Wikipedia), and the search for a descendant to present an award on his behalf.

From the article:

A year ago, when the New England Society of Newspaper Editors decided to present the Yankee Quill journalism award posthumously to Benjamin Edes, Boston printer and one of the Sons of Liberty, the association wasn’t able to locate any of Benjamin’s descendants.

On Nov. 10, Benjamin Long Edes Tolman of Sydney, Australia, went to the NENEA dinner in Boston to accept the award for his ancestor.

Edes is a name of long standing in Piscataquis County, though I couldn’t tell you exactly how the various branches might be related to Benjamin, who with John Gill founded the Boston Gazette and Country Journal in 1754. There have been Edes families in Sangerville, Guilford and Greenville, for example.

Roxanne is a very prolific writer about all matters concerning genealogy (she’s one of the more prolific genealogy columnists) and you can read more of her articles here

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