EDWARDS, JOHN (Eos Glan Twrch; 1806 - 1887), poet and prose-writer

Name: John Edwards
Pseudonym: Eos Glan Twrch
Date of birth: 1806
Date of death: 1887
Spouse: Mary Edwards (née James)
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and prose-writer
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Literature and Writing; Poetry
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen

Born 15 April 1806, at Tyn-y-fedw, Llanuwchllyn, Meironnydd. He received some education under Michael Jones and was a member of ' Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion Llanuwchllyn.' He emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1828, lived for a while in New York, in Utica in 1831, and again in New York (1834-42), where he married Mary James, a native of Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire He moved to Floyd, N.Y., and engaged in farming there for twenty-four years. He left Floyd in 1866 to go to a smaller farm near Rome, N.Y., where he remained until his death on 20 January 1887. He became known among Welsh Americans as a poet and prosewriter. He won several prizes in American eisteddfodau; he also contributed numerous poems and articles to such journals as Yr Arweinydd, Haul Gomer, Y Cymro Americanaidd, Y Wasg, Y Drych, Y Cyfaill, and The Old Countryman. He published a selection of his poetical work under the title of Llais o'r Llwyn: sef Barddoniaeth, ar Amryfal Destynau (Utica, 1854).


Published date: 1959

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