Keeper Bio: Edwards, Richard Dent


Date of Service: 1853

1810:  Richard Dent Edwards marries Lydia Dyson on February 7th, in St. Mary’s County.

1853:  Richard Edwards is appointed Principal Keeper at Point Lookout Lighthouse, MD. On April 20th. His salary is $350/year.

1853: Keeper Edwards dies on duty on July 14th. His daughter, Martha is appointed Keeper on July 19th.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;; (accessed February 2023)


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