Edward was the second child born at Hawthorn on 29th January 1841

He married Sussana Caldwell Hamilton in 1865 when he was 24 years old.

By Sussana he had five sons and six daughtersand after the death of Sussana he married again and had two sons.

After the death of his second wife he married Isabella Moore and had no children.

In his early years at Brighton he worked with his father and brother William on the farm, and on the cartage of wood to Melbourne and similar work when the family moved to Oakleigh. As far as is known, he carried on a cartage business of his own.

Edward survived his three wives and died at the age of 86 on 5th July 1927