: Edward Cullen is a 17 years old before he die in an italian influenza. His mother Elizabeth Mason died giving birth to Edward Anthony Mason. Carlisle Cullen saved him by turning him into an immortal vampire. Later on Carlisle Cullen adopted him and invited him to live with him. That was the time when Carlisle decided to start a coven. After a few more years Carlisle saved 2 more humans: Rosalie Hale and Emmett Cullen and both turned them into vampires. After that Edward Left Carlisle and his family to get a real taste of human blood, and Then he started to kill murderers, drinking their blood and killing them. He continued to live like that about 1-3 more years and then he came back to live with Carlisle and his coven ( Olympic Coven) . A few more years pasted and Carlisle managed to find 2 more vampires to join their coven: Alice and Jasper. They continued to live like this for about 100 more years until they moved down from Alaska to a small town in Washington called Forks. In Forks Edward met a young beautiful girl named Bella Swan and they felled in love with each other. This is how the romance between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan began.