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EDMONDSONS IN TENNESSEE, BY COUNTY
Posted by: S W Edmondson (ID *****7655) Date: January 12, 2010 at 13:30:33
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These records are posted for the use of other researchers.

. EDMONDSONS IN TENNESSEE

May 1, 1780. A party of settlers arrived April 24, 1780, at the site of present Nashville on the Cumberland River. Thomas Edmeston and about 245 other citizens signed the Cumberland Compact, a governing compact.


1798. Miscellaneous papers of Gov. John Sevier. Issued passports for Capt. Thomas Edmondson and David Edmondson to enter Indian Territory.

Anderson County.
Borders Scott, Campbell, Knox, Morgan counties. Northwest of Knoxville. County seat: Clinton.
1850 Census. ELIZABETH EDMONDSON, 39, b. in TN. Newton C., 21. Jasper, 17. Nancy J., 14. John D., 12. Elizabeth R.C., 5. P. 16.

LEWIS EDMONDSON, 46, b. in TN. Mary, 44, b. in TN. John W., 24. Sarah, 23. Louisa, 21. Francis M., 18. Samuel, 16. Thomas, 14. Martha Ann, 12. James, 10. William T., 8. P. 81

1870 Census.
John W. Edmondson, 45. Millie M., 38. Nancy E.. 18. Richard C., 14. Columbus, 12. Mary E., 10. All b. in TN. p. 105.

Henry Edmundson, 24. Lucinda E., 23. Both b. in TN. Living with them: Larkin Evans, 21, and Samuel Evans, 19, probably brothers of Lucinda. P. 104.
Lewis Edmundson, 66. Mary, 64. Nancy J., 9. All b. in TN. Also in the house were Nancy J. Williams, 18, and Robert L. Williams, 11. p. 45.
Elizabeth Edmundson, 59. Elizabeth R. Edmundson, 24. Nancy L. Harrell, 14. All b. in TN. p. 36.

Sartin Cemetery, Anderson County.
Edmundson baby, b. July 16 and died July 16, 1898, son of Robert and Annie Edmundson.
Robert L. Edmundson, b. Dec. 18, ___. Died Aug. 20, 1883.
Isabel Evans Edmundson, b. Sept. 2, 1864. Died July 14, 1890.
Annie Opal Edmundson, b. Feb. 24, 1887. Died July 14, 1890.
William L. Edmundson, b. Oct. 1, 1843. Died August 7, 1926.
James Edmundson, Sgt., Co. I, 7th Tennessee Mt. Division.
John W. Edmundson, son of Lewis, b. June 23, 1826. Died May 5, 1876.
Robert O. Edmundson, b. Dec. 18, 1822. Died August 20, 1883.


Bedford County. County seat: Shelbyville.. Borders Hereford, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Marshall. South of Nashville.

Philip Edmondson, Jr. and his family moved from Halifax County, Virginia, to Bedford County where Philip is assumed to have died. His sister Susan, b. about 1806, in Halifax, married Thomas Terry, son of Daniel Terry and Dorothy Ransom Terry. She died Oct. 24, 1832, in Bedford County. He died in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, about 1850-60. He is shown in the 1830 Bedford County census and in the 1850 Louisiana census in Caddo Parish: Thomas Terry, 50, planter, born in Virginia, with Mary E., 35, wife, b. in SC, William H., 23, Joseph W., Mary B., 19, Harriet O., 13, Thomas J., 10, James J., 6. Laura R., 4, Courtney, 1. Only Courtney, a boy, was born in Lousiana. The older three were born in Tennessee and would be children of Susan Edmondson and Thomas Terry. The family lived in Alabama from 1837 to 1846 after Thomas’ marriagae to his second wife, Mary. Children of Susan and Thomas: Elizabeth Angelina Terry, b. Aug. 11, 1823, in Tennessee and died Nov. 12, 1922, Limestone County, Texas; William H.C. Terry, b. about 1827, Bedford County, and died in 1885 in Freestone County, Texas; Joseph W. Terry, b. c. 1829 in Tennessee; Mary Brooks Terry, b. about 1831. d. April 9, 1852, in Louisiana.

Nov. 2, 1832. The National Banner and Nashville Whig carried notice of the death of Mrs. Susan Terry, age 26 years, wife of Mr. Thomas Terry, in Bedford County. (OBITUARIES FROM EARLY TENNESSEE NEWSPAPERS, p. 364, edited by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.). Her stone is in the Edmonson Cemetery, near Singleton, Bedford County: Susan Edmonson, wife of Thomas Terry, died Oct. 24, 1832, aged 26 years. (No birthdate given).

Census of 1840.
Richard Edmundson. One male under 1. One male 20-30. 1 female 20-30. 1 female 70-80. (See Halifax County, VA. Son of Margaret Edmondson and her husband, Samuel Edmondson, Halifax County, Virginia).
Census of 1850.
MARGARET EDMONSTON, 60, b. in VA. George W., 23, male, tenant, b. in TN.

In Household 114: William Edmonston, 34, male, farmer, born in VA. (See Halifax County, Virginia. Son of Margaret Edmondson and Samuel Edmondson). Sarah, 28 wf, b . in TN. John Edmonston, 24 wm. Thomas, 8. Richard, 6. Ann, 4. William, 3. Robert, 1. All children b. in TN.
Living next door in household 115: Wilie Daniel, 61 m farmer with property valued at $10,000. (Source: Beverly Brunelle)

July 14, 1842. The tombstone of James W. Edmonson, born this date, and died June 3, 1875, is in the Edmonson Cemetery near Singleton, Bedford County. There are several fieldstone markers with no inscriptions. The only other marked grave is that of Susan Edmonson Terry.

1853, August. Wiley Daniel was administrator of the estate of Richard W. Edmondson, deceased. Joseph Hastings, A.C. Wood and J.W. Proby are named to lay off support for the widow and family of Richard W. Edmondson.
1858, May. Wiley F. Daniel was made guardian of Scott, Elizabeth, John N. and Woody Edmondson. (Beverly Brunelle).


Census of 1860.
In Household 2004, next door to Wiley Daniel:
Geo. Edmundson, 27 wm, farmer, with estate of $500, b. in VA. . Margaret, 70 wf, b. in VA. Ellender, 25 wf, and all others in the household born in TN. Mariah, 20, wf. Sallie, 12 wf. Polly, 14 wf.
Household 2003. Wiley Daniel, 71, b. in VA. Real estate of $30,000 and personal estate of $40,000. Scott Edmundson, 23 year old day laborer, lived in his household, a ward of Daniel a few years earlier.
In Household 274, living with the Coffee family: Nelson Edmondson, 14 wm, b. in TN.


Sept. 27, 1862. Bedford Will Book 1, page 24. W. Scott Edmondson names his mother, Agnes Edmondson, executrix of his will. Names sister Betty. He owned estate left him by Wiley Daniel, deceased. He was about to leave for service in the Confederate States Army. Witnesses: Thomas Harrison, George W. Edmondson and Edmond Cooper. The will was probated in 1862. (Beverly Brunelle).

1870 Census.
Agnes Edmunson, 68. Samuel M. Edmundson, 23. Elizabeth Daniel, 21. All b. in TN. p. 406.
Margaret Edmonson, 85. Mariah, 50. Eleanor, 48. All b. in VA. P. 423.
George Edmanson, 45, b. in VA. Mariah, 45. b. in TN. p. 423.





Blount County. County seat: Maryville. Bordered by Swain County, NC; Sevier, Knox and Monroe counties, TN. South of Knoxville.

John Edmiston (Edmondson), Revolutionary soldier from Abbeville District, SC, son of David and Jane Miller Edmiston, lived in Blount County for 11 years, moving on to Lincoln County where he lived 16 years and then to Jackson County, AL, where he lived in 1830. He moved to Fulton County, IL by 1835. .

Dec., 1795. Court Minutes. David Edmondson, Commissioner, to view and mark a road from Maryville toward Tellico Court House as far as the territorial line.
Sept., 1796. Court Minutes. James Edmondson and David Edmondson were jurors. Also, March, 1797, Nov., 1797, Feb., 1798; May, 1798; May, 1800. Feb., 1802; August, 1802.
Dec. 1796. Court Minutes. David Edmondson and James Edmondson were jurors. . Also, in March, 1797.
March, 1797. David Edmondson was to build a mill on his property. Court Minutes.
Oct. 7, 1797. James Edmiston m. Agnis Alexander. Joseph Ewing, Security.
(James and Agnis also listed in Greene County).
Nov., 1797. Court Minutes. David Edmondson to build a mill on his property.
April 30, 1798. James Ewing m. Mary Thompson. James Edmiston, Security.
May, 1798. Court Minutes. John Edmondson was a juror. Also, in August, 1800. He was a commissioner for perpetuating testimony. (He is probably the John Edmondson born about 1761/62 in Rockbridge County VA who served in the Revolutionary forces from Abbeville, SC, and lived in Blount County for 11 years before moving to Lincoln County, TN. After 16 years there, he moved to Jackson Co., AL. where he lived in 1830. James and David Edmondson were jurors in 1798. Court Minutes.
Oct. 29, 1798. David Edmonston m. Sarah Kerr. Samuel Robinson, Security.
(David and Sarah also listed in Greene County).
May, 1800. Court Minutes. James Edmondson versus John Caruth.
August, 1801. Court Minutes. James Edmondson versus John McGhee.
August, 1802. Court Minutes. James Edmondson versus John McGhee.
Oct. 30, 1802. Mary Ann Edmondson m. John Dixon. Samuel Handley, Secur.
May, 1804. John Edmondson was commissioner for Prepetuating Testimony. (Court Minutes).
1808. Newberry Monthly Meeting was established by the Quakers in Blount County by authority of Newhope M.M. and Lost Creek M.M. June 25, 1808: John and Thomas Edmondson were endorsed to Newberry through Lost Creek M.M., Jefferson County, TN.

Nov. 26, 1808. Susanna Edminson was endorsed to Newberry M.M. through Lost Creek.
1809. John and Thomas Edmondson were accepted by certificate from Newhope M.M. through Lost Creek M.M. Later that year John was disowned for mustering.

1811. Robert M. Edmondson was born in Blount County, TN, was 39 as listed in the Edgar County, Illinois Census in 1850. He was married to Martha, 29, born in Shelby County, Kentucky. They had lived in Owens County, Indiana, as his sons Tilghman G., 8, and Isaac N., 3, and daughter Margaret M., 6, were born there. Who were his parents?

1812-1813. Benjamin Edmondson sold his property in Mecklenburg County, VA, and moved to Blount County. He married Keziah Hood, Oct. 17, 1785, in Mecklenburg, daughter of Robert Hood. The 1812 Tax List of Mecklenburg shows Benjamin, Sterling, Coleman and Frederick Edmondson.

April 6, 1814. Richard C. Edmondson m. Leah Hicklin. No return.
(Is this correct? Other sources say they married in Knox County). He is said to be a son of Benjamin Edmondson who was born in VA. They moved to Missouri by 1819 as their son William B. Edmondson was born there. Richard died Aug. 6, 1822, in Lafayette County, MO. Leah was born about 1790 in Greenville County, SC, Johathan Hicklin and Hannah Rupe Hicklin. See also Cass Couinty, Mo.

April 23, 1816. Frederick Edmondson m. Celia Hicklin. William Gillespie, J.P. (Julius Edmondson was son of William Frederick Edmondson and Celia Hicklin, according to Jayne Sullivan, Bakersfield CA, in a letter to EFAB, #50. Frederick’s will was probated in Lafayette County, Missouri, Feb. 4, 1828. Dated Dec. 15, 1827. Julius Edmondson married America Parker March 25, 1845. He died in 1854 in Missouri, had two daughters Martha and Mary who died young and a son Frederick who was born in 1849).

Feb. 8, 1822. Agnes Edmiston married Robert Finley.
Aug. 28, 1822. Ann Elizabeth Edmonston married David George.

1823.       August. Will of Benjamin Edmondson, Will Book 1, p. 44, Blount County. Sons: Sterling and Parker. Daughter: Barbery. Parker received the land where Benjamin lived. Barbery appears to be still at home as Benjamin asks Parker in the will to find her a home and reasonable support as long as she is unmarried. Two horses and all other stock, household and kitchen furniture and all other property to be sold by the executors and equally divided by the children now alive share and share alike. Sterling and Parker were Executors. R.W. Long, Samuel Thompson, R. McClub and Mary G. Gillespie witnessed. Long and Thompson proved the will
The land in the will had been conveyed to Benjamin by John Vikers in 1816, 76 acres. (Abstract of will provided by Charlotte Sage, April, 2000).

Other children not named in the will include: Prudence, Agnes, Ann Eliza and Elizabeth who married William Rudd. Benjamin deeded to them and Barbara his furniture and stock in Mecklenburg County Jan. 11, 1812, before he moved to TN. (Deed Book XIV, p. 567.
Children of Benjamin and Keziah Hood Edmondson:
1.       Prudence Edmondson
2.       Barbara Edmondson
3.       Sterling Edmondson. See Knox County, TN.
4.       Elizabeth Edmondson who married William Rudd in Mecklenburg Co., VA.
5.       James Edmondson, b. in Mecklenburg County. Married Mary “Polly” Hicklin.
6.       Richard Coleman Edmondson, b. about 1791 in Mecklenburg Co., VA. Married Leah Hicklin in 1814. Moved to Lafayette County, MO, where he died Aug. 6, 1822.
7.       Frederick William Edmondson, b. c. 1793-95, Mecklenburg County. Married Celia Hicklin. Will probated in 1828 in Lafayette County, MO.
8.       Agnes Edmondson, b. about 1800. Married Robert Finley, Feb.8, 1822, in Blount County, TN.
9.       Ann Eliza Edmondson, b. about 1801 in Mecklenburg Co., VA. Married David George, Aug. 28, 1822, in Blount County.
10.       Parker Edmondson, b. about 1805. Married Jane Long, Feb. 10, 1827, a Quaker, possibly the daughter of R.W. Long. She was born in TN about 1805.


Oct. 21, 1823. David Edmondson married Egny Scott.
1826. David Edmondson was deeded land by Jonathan Tipton. Deeds Book 2, p. 452.
Feb. 10, 1827. Parker Edmondson married Jane Long, a Quaker.
1827. William Edmondson was deeded land by Lewis Rice. Deeds Bk 4, p. 210.

1830 Census.
David Edmonston, over 60.
William Edmondson, 50-60.
Parker Edmondson, 30-40.
David Edmonston, 30-40.

Cynthia Edmiston, daughter of David Edmiston, married John Ish. John’s brother, William Ish, married Polly Hicklin, sister of Leah Hicklin. Leah married Richard C. Edmundson.


Feb. 9, 1832. Thomas Edmonson married Jane E. Keys.
1833. David Edmondson deeded land to George Bell. Deeds Bk 3, p. 202. d
Feb. 19, 1835. John H. Edmondson married Margaret C. Dunlap.
Nov. 4, 1836. Matthew Edmondson married Martha A. Duncan.

Aug. 25, 1842. William Wallace Edmondson, son of William and Jannet (Jennet) Edmondson, married Mary Emmeline Early, dau. of Andrew and Winnefred Frazier Early of Blount County. He was born Sept. 15, 1822, in Blount County. William and Jannet Edmondson were natives of Virginia. See 1850 Census.

1849. March 10. Will of William Edmondson, Will Book 1, p. 40, Blount County.
Wife: Jennett. Daughters: Esabelle Jane, Polly (Mary), Ellen, Elizabeth. Sons: Wallace W., David, John H., William and Samuel. 422 acre farm.

Census of 1850. JENNETT EDMONDSON, 71, b. in VA. Isabella, 39, b. in TN. P. 71.
WALLACE EDMONDSON, b. in TN. Mary, 28, b. in TN. Pauline, 4. Samantha, 3. William, 1. P. 71.
MARGARET EDMUNDSON, 38, b. in TN. John, 14. William, 10. Sarah, 8. James, 5. Samuel, 3. Mathew, 9 mo. P. 94.
JOHN EDMONDSON, 23, b. in TN. M.W. Pollard,28. P. 322.
PARKER EDMONDSON, 50, b. in VA. Jane, 45, b. in TN. Benjamin, 20. Elizabeth, 14. P. 153.

Friendsville Quaker Cemetery, Friendsville, TN, Blount County.
Parker Edmondson, born 6-16-1800. Died 10-1-1879.
Irene Edmondson, born 12-1-1805. Died 2-24-1883.
Robert P. Edmondson, born 4-9-1863. Died 1-26-1938.
Martha E. Edmondson, his wife, born 12-9-1870. Died 5-17-1916.
Benjamin Edmondson, born 10-26-1829. Died 12-15-1907.
Mary E. Edmondson, born 1-18-1820. Died 10-10-1892.
(Parker Edmondson married Jane Long 2-10-1827. Her death and burial are needed. William Edmundson, Editor of EFAB at one time, thought these Edmundsons were from the Talbot County Maryland family.)

1870 Census, Blount County.
Parker Edmondson, 75, b. in VA. Jane, 73, b. in TN. Benjamin Edmonson, 40. Wife, Mary, 28. Robert Edmondson, 9. Elizabeth A., 5. Arabella, 1. All b. in TN.
p. 126.
John Edmonson, 58. Margaret E., 57. John C., 32. William, 29. James P., 25. Matthew H., 20. David L., 18. All b. in TN. p. 126.

James Edmondson, 37. Wife, Rachel. His mother, Susan Edmondson, 75, was born in Virginia.
C. Edmondson, 48, and wife Lydia, 23. E. Edmondson, 19. Patia, 18.

Magnolia Cemetery, Marysville, TN.
William H. Edmondson, Co. E, 98th Illinois Inf. April 21, 1840- April 1, 1923.
Sarah Alice Scott Edmondson (wife). Nov. 7, 1854-Sept. 4, 1930.
Walter S. Edmondson, June 20, 1938. No death date. Sgt. In Air Force.
William Homer Edmondson, March 26, 1882-Sept. 23, 1907.
Frank Edmondson. March 20, 1878-Sept. 1, 1912
Robert Arthur Edmondson Feb. 18, 1898-May 20, 1920. Pvt., 98th Air Sq.
D.L. Edmondson May 23, 1853-Nov. 22, 1926.
Florence M. Edmondson April 24, 1858-July 10, 1888.
Fred Edmondson Jan. 29, 1886-Nov. 18, 1970
Lucy H. Edmondson May 11, 1890-Jan. 25, 1965
Jessie Edmondson Dec. 7, 1883-Nov. 9, 1951
Joseph L. Edmondson August 26, 1874-Oct. 28, 1936.
Margert E. Henry Edmondson Oct. 12, 1879-Nov. 29, 1946
Joseph Harold Edmondson Nov. 28, 1905-Sept. 10, 1946
J.L. Edmondson Sept. 13, 1879-Jan. 24, 1936
Myrtle Logan Edmondson Aug. 17, 1879-Jan. 19, 1971
Charles E. Edmondson Oct. 5, 1881-April 19, 1935
J.P. Edmondson Nov. 25, 1885-March 2, 1908
J.S. Edmondson Oct. 20, 1876-July 27, 1890
M.H. Edmondson Dec. 9, 1849-March 13, 1936
Susan Elizabeth Edmondson May 12, 1852-July 18, 1914
Harry Edmondson Oct. 4, 1887-March 25, 1952

CARROLL COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Court Term, 1823. An election was held at the house of John Edmondson.
1823. William Edmondson paid taxes on 204 acres, Dist. 13, Section 360.


Claiborne County.
Jim Edmondson had a general store in Claiborne County, TN. His children:
David Crockett Edmondson, William Edmondson, Robert Edmondson, James Edmondson, Jefferson Edmondson (who moved to California), Mrs. Brad Davis.

David Crockett Edmondson had a son named Floyd Thomas Edmondson.

1855.       Inventory of Moses Edmondson, Inventory Book 1, p. 364, Claiborne Co.
1859.       Andrew (River Andy) Edmondson bought land in Claiborne County. He did not die in Virginia as has been stated. (Roger Edmondson, born and reared in Claiborne, was a great-great-great-grandson). Andy and his wife Susannah Debusk were married in Washington County, VA, Jan. 9, 1817. They are buried in the Cox Cemetery in Claiborne County in unmarked graves. Their sons James and Elijah are buried there. James married Rachel Widner and had William Lane Edmondson. Elijah was born in Washington County, VA, and died before 1868. He married Catherine Owens. They had George W. Edmondson, born in Washington County VA about 1852, is listed in the 1860 Census of Claiborne County and in the 1880 Census is married to Virginia, 22, with sons: Andrew J. and Thomas J., both age 2. (EFAB, No. 74. Dr. Howard Jones).
River Andy Edmondson (Edmiston) was a son of William Edmiston of Washington County, VA. William married Martha Edmiston, daughter of Ensign Andrew Edmiston who died at Kings Mountain, 7 Oct 1780, and his wife Ann. Ensign Andrew was son of John Edmiston (Edmondson) of Augusta County VA who died about 1771 and his wife Margaret. John appeared about 1740 in Borden’s Grant, Augusta County.

1870 Census.
John Edmondson, 37, b. in VA. Martha E., 36, b. in KY. Josiah, 14. Virginia, 12. George, 10. Newton, 6. Andrew, 3. Bell, 1. All b. in VA. With the family, Thomas Buchanan, 21, b. in VA. P. 255.
James Edmondson, 37. Rachel, 28, wife. Both born in VA. Jefferson, 9. William, 4. Robert, 7 months on June 21, 1870. All children b. in TN. Susan Edmondson, 75, b. in VA. P. 321.
C. Edmondson, 48. Lydia, 23, wife. Both born in VA. George, 17. Kinny, 13. Both b. in VA. Mary, 5. Margaret, 2. Both b. in TN. p. 321.
E. Edmundson, 19. Patia, 18. Both b. in VA. P. 321.


June 17, 1861. Jefferson Davis Edmondson was born in Claiborne County, obviously the son of James and Rachel Widner Edmondson who are listed above in the 1870 Census. He married Charlotte Jane Charity Goins, Dec. 11, 1879, in Claiborne County. She was born Aug. 15, 1862 and died Dec. 9, 1937, in Bakersfield, Kern County, CA. Jefferson died April 5, 1917, in Claiborne County and was buried at Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County. They had:
1.       Howard Sylvester Edmondson, b. Oct. 31, 1880, Claiborne County. Married Emma Brogan, July 10, 1913, Claiborne. They had Dorothy and Howard S.
2.       James Sterling Edmondson, b. July 6, 1882, Claiborne County. He married Emma Stiner (1st wife) and had Gonea Edmondson. He then married Eula Stiner with whom he had Joan Edmondson.
3.       Mossie Edmondson, b. Nov. 9, 1885, Claiborne County. Married Christopher C.Owsley in 1918. Both died in Chowchilla, Maderia County, CA.
4.       Rachel Edmondson, b. May 29, 1888, Claiborne County. Died in 1889.
5.       Robert Paris Edmondson, b. Oct. 22, 1889, Claiborne County. M. Ruth Gretlein, Sept. 22, 1921. He died in 1882. Burial in Kern County, CA.
6.       David Oscar Edmondson, b. Dec. 25, 1891, Claiborne County. M. Ethel Blanche Farmer, June 29, 1927. He died July 8, 1985, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA. She was born Dec. 10, 1900, Claiborne County, TN. They had Ann E. Edmondson, b. Dec. 11, 1932, Bakersfield, CA. Ann married Theodore C. Doege, June 23, 1957.
7.       Jacob Pascal Edmondson, b. May 16, 1894, Claiborne County. M. Marie _____who died November 19, 1975, in CA. Second wife: Lillian Blanche Brookshire whom he married March 7, 1922. His second wife was born March 26, 1901, and died Jan. 12, 1960, Bakersfield, CA. Children (of second marriage): Virginia Edmondson, b. March 3, 1923, m. Hector Lincoln; Buelah I. Edmondson, b. March 11, 1927, m. Darrold Netser; Ruby J. Edmondson, b. Oct. 5, 1928, m. E.O. Varley; Betty J. Edmondson, b. Dec. 31, 1930, m. Don Chevoya; Roland L. Edmondson, b. Nov. 18, 1937, m. Eve Jursch.
Jacob Pascal Edmondson married (3) Maude Lamar Jaszarowski, 1961, in Missouri. She died Feb. 3, 1972.
8.       Mary Pearl Edmondson, b. Sept. 21, 1896, Claiborne County, TN. M. Elisha N. Fortner, Dec. 19, 1920, Claiborne County. He was born March 31, 1896. Children: Juanita B. Fortner; Eula G. Fortner.
9.       Fitzhugh Patrick Edmondson, b. March 27, 1899, Claiborne County. M. Ruth Parrish, Nov. 11, 1926. He died Dec. 21, 1971, Bakersfield, CA. She was born Sept. 24, 1897, and died Aug. 29, 1959, Bakersfield, CA. They had: Dale K. Edmondson, b. Oct. 2, 1932, m. Alice Ralph, Dec. 28, 1962; Jack D. Edmondson, b. March 16, 1935, m. Yvonne Anne Abadie.
10.       Nell Jane Edmondson, b. May 5, 1902, Claiborne County, TN. M. Homer Jack Harmon, Dec. 24, 1922. She died July 22, 1926, Claiborne County. He died Jan. 10, 1990, Tazewell, Claiborne County. They had: Fitzhugh Harmon, who died in infancy; Jeff D. Harmon.
(Information posted by Charles L. Patterson, Genealogy.com, July 15, 2004)


Davidson County. (Nashville).

1780. Thomas Edmiston came to the Nashville area. He changed the spelling of the name to Edmondson, with some records for him and his children spelled one way and some the other. His wife was Martha Buchanan. Both were Virginians. Edmondsons and Buchanans were neighbors in Davidson County. Thomas Edmiston/Edmondson was a son of Col. William Edmiston/Edmondson of Washington County, Virginia, and his first wife, Margaret Montgomery.

June 14, 1791. Margaret Edmondson m. Samuel Bell.

July 27, 1799. Joannah Edmondson m. George Titus. He married his second wife, Rebecca Wright, Aug. 12, 1811. A descendant, Edwin Byrnes, gave Robert Edmondson and Isabella Buchanan Edmondson as Joannah’s parents. Her sister might have been Jenette (Jane) Edmondson who married Peter Wright. George and Joannah Titus had five children, including James Edmondson Titus, b. in Davidson County in 1800 and died in Shelby County in 1855; Ebenezer E. Titus, b. in 1809 and died in Shelby County in Nov., 1851; Deak Titus who died in Indian Territory on his way to Texas. (See EFAB, No. 110)


July 22, 1807. Polly Edmondson m. Samuel Barnes.
May 17, 1808. Nancy Edmondson m. James Titus, his second wife. His first wife was Rebecca Buchanan. They were married June 10, 1795.

Feb. 10, 1814. Nancy Edmondson m. William Benge.

1816.       Will of Robert Edmondson, Will Book 4, p. 449, Davidson County. Lt. Robert Edmundson Jr, veteran of Kings Mountain, was born March 17, 1753, in Augusta County VA and spent much of his life in Washington County, TN. He married Isabella Buchanan, b. c. 1761 in Augusta Co VA, daughter of Andrew Buchanan and Joannah Hayes Buchanan. They married in 1776 in Washington Co., VA. She died Feb. 18, 1816, in Davidson County, TN. Capt. Andrew Jackson Edmondson, War of 1812, was one son. See Pontotoc Co., MS, Maury Co. TN and Shelby Co. TN. Jenette (Jane) Edmondson who married Peter Wright is believed to be a daughter of Robert, as was Joannah (Anna) who married George Titus.

Sept. 18, 1821. Will of Thomas Edmondson written. Probated Nov. 17, 1824. He disposed of much land and 15 slaves, naming each as designated to his wife, Martha, to his sons Samuel and John Black Edmondson, and to his daughters Elizabeth, Martha, Esther, Rachel and Louisa. He did not mention his son William who might have died already but provided: “and whereas I have a lawsuit depending in the Circuit Court in Bedford County for a certain tract of land situated in Lincoln County; now in case I should be successful in the termination of said suit, I give and bequeath one hundred acres of said tract to each of my grandchildren, Hugh McClung and Obadiah, sons of my son William Edmondson”. This seem to indicate William had died.

Thomas Edmondson was born in Augusta County, Virginia, July 25, 1759, son of William Edmiston and Agnes Holmes. One source says he lived in Washington County, Virginia, during the Revolution, and in the Cumberland Settlement. He enlisted in Campbell’s Regiment, Washington County, Virginia, in1780, and served under Campbell in the Battle of Kings Mountain as a private. He returned in late 1780 or 1781 to the Cumberland Settlement. He signed the Compact of Government, dated May, 1780. He married April 22, 1782, Martha Buchanan, daughter of Robert Buchanan and Mary Buchanan. Martha was born Sept. 19, 1763, and died September 16, 1835. Issue of Thomas and Martha:
1.       William Edmondson, born Nov.20, 1783. Married Elizabeth Benge, daughter of Obadiah Benge and Elizabeth Ware of North Carolina. Two known sons: Hugh McClung Edmondson and Obadiah Benge Edmondson, the latter born March 12, 1812, in Tennessee and died in Ellis County, Texas, Nov. 10, 1902. Daughters: Mary Holmes Edmondson who married John McDaniel; Sarah Edmondson who married ____; _______Edmondson who married ______Moffett. See Lincoln County, TN.
2.       Mary Edmondson, born March 23, 1786. She married her first cousin, William Edmondson, son of her father’s brother Robert.
3.       Robert Edmondson, born July 23, 1788.
4.       Agnes Edmondson, born April 18, 1791; married William Blount Benge, believed to be the brother of Elizabeth Benge. her sister-in-law.
5.       Elizabeth Edmondson, born April 8, 1794; married James Davis.
6.       Samuel Edmondson, born June 15, 1796; married Esther Smartt.
7.       Rachel Shelby Edmondson, born Nov. 22, 1804; married James Powell Thompson.
8.       Louise Edmondson, born August 3, 1807; married Frazier Titus.
9.       John Black Edmondson, born March 3, 1809; Family tradition says he ran away from home and lived with Sam Houston among the Indians.
See EFAB, No. 43.

Sept. 1, 1825. Louise Ann Edmondson m. Frazer Titus. See Limestone County, Alabama.
Sept. 21, 1825. Will of Thomas Edmondson, Will Book 8, p. 365, Davidson County. See also p. 435.
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1830 Census.
James Edmondson. 1 male, 0-5; 1 male 5-10. 2 males 10-15; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 20-30. 2 males 30-40. 1 male 60-70. 2 females 0-5. 1 female 5-10. 1 female 30-40. 1 female 60-70. Lived in Nashville. (Beverly Brunelle). (This man is thought by many to be James Edmondson from Winchester, Virginia. See Maury County, Tn, 1820 Census).
James Edmondson rebuilt the City Hotel in Nashville in 1830 and ran the Columbia Inn in Maury County in 1840.

1840 Census.
E. Edmondson, 1 male 0-5; 1 male 50-60; 1 female 0-5; 1 female20-30. (From Beverly Brunelle) Did Edmund Edmondson move from Putnam County, Georgia, after December, 1839, when he sold a lot in Eatonton he bought in 1827? Did he marry in Putnam County before he moved? Are the two young children of his marriage or his wife’s former marriage? As none of his family appear to be recorded in the 1850 Census of Davidson, what happened to them? See Halifax County, Virginia, for Edmund Edmondson, Sr., who was probably this man’s father). This Edmund would have been born about 1785, probably the son of Edmund and Jane Howerton Edmundson of Halifax County, Virginia. Edmund, Jr. would have been born in Essex County before the family moved to Halifax.

May 18, 1842. William Edmonston was born in Nashville, TN, probably the 8 year old son of William and Priscilla Edmiston shown in the 1850 Census. He was a Civil War veteran and died in Pontotoc, Oklahoma, Jan. 29, 1914.

July 10-11, 1849. Elizabeth Gregory Edmondson died in Nashville. Her estate was inventoried in 1851, as Eliza V. Edmondson. (Wife of James Edmondson, formerly of Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. This family appears to have moved to Kentucky first and then to Tennessee).

1850 Census.
FANNY EDMONSON, 55, b. in PA. Mariah, 20. Elizabeth, 15, b. in TN. P. 250.
S.W. EDMONDSON, 39, b. in VA. Eliza, 38, b. in TN. Richard, 17. Mary E., 15. Silas, 13. Thomas, 11. Medora, 9. T.W., 7. Martha A., (or P.?), 5. Adeline B., 3. P. 384. Lived in District 6. All the children were born in TN.
JOHN K. EDMONDSON, 42, b. in VA. Matilda G., 31, b. in TN. Henry, 12. Mary W., 10. Sarah, 8. Silena W., 5. John K., 2. Wallace B., 3 months. P. 389.
JOHN B. EDMUNDSON, 41, b. in TN. Wife dead. Elizabeth Davis, 57, living in the household. John, 23. James, 23. Catherine, 17. Martha, 6 mo. P. 538.
WILLIAM EDMISTON, 58, b. in TN. Priscilla, 49, b. in TN. Margaret, 30. Eliza, 26. Mary, 21. Eleanore, 19. Catherine, 15. William, 8. Robert Dean, 69. Frances, 65, b. in TN. P. 554.


Samuel Washington Edmondson, son of Richard Coleman Edmondson, was born Dec. 25, 1812, in Halifax County, VA. He married Elizabeth Nolen, Dec. 21, 1832. He moved to Logan County, Ky, (Census of 1860). He died about 1887 in Taylor, Texas.

1851.       Estate of Eliza V. Edmondson, Will Book 15, p. 29, Davidson County.

June 13, 1851. Deed Book 14, p. 594. James Edmondson gave slaves, Aaron, and Lucy, and the house and lot in Columbia known as the Columbia Hotel to his son Thomas. He and Elizabeth Edmondson had a daughter, Mary, who married _______Kercheval and was an heir when James died. A son, James Mosby Edmondson, Jr., was born Nov. 15, 1817, and died in Columbia, TN, Oct. 15, 1841. His grave is in Rose Hill Cemetery. He married Angeline O’Reilly in Maury County in 1837.

Dec. 27, 1851. James Edmondson died in Davidson County. He was buried in Old City Cemetery. The inventory of his estate showed in 1853 two negroes, Carter and Lucy, in possession of Mrs. Fanny B. Edmondson. He died intestate. The estate settlement mentioned his daughter, Mary Kercheval, a granddaughter Frances Edmondson by a son who had died, and a son Thomas Edmondson who died in November, 1852.

Nov. Term, 1852. Davidson County Chancery Court Minutes, Book C. Robert Campbell vs. Fanny Edmondson, William Woods and Samuel Smith, defendants. James Edmondson was a resident of Davidson County, TN, held land in Columbia TN, the NW corner of Lot No. 8, all of Lots 6 and 7, and notes dated Sept. 1, 1850, and payable in 1852. He died in Davidson County.



1852.       Will of James Edmondson, Will Book 15, p. 435, Davidson County. (Did he die intestate or not?).
1853.        Will of Thomas Edmondson, Will Book 16, p. 78, Davidson County.

One reference says Thomas, son of James and Elizabeth, died intestate March 27, 1851 (or 28 April, 1852), leaving a widow Fanny and daughters Andronia, Mariah, Elizabeth and Mary. Fanny B. Edmondson was from Pennsylvania, born in 1795. All the children were born in Tennessee. Mary Frances appears to be the eldest child, born in 1826, who married Charles E. Bacchus. He was made guardian of Elizabeth after Thomas’ death. Andronia was born about 1830, Mariah Louisa about 1831, and Elizabeth about 1834/35. Thomas is reported to have died in Columbia, Maury County, TN.

1870 Census.
Henry Edmonson, 32. Anna, 22. Both b. in TN. p. 207.
John Edmanson, 61, b. in VA. Matilda, 50. Mary, 28. Lida, 24. Vallie, 26. John, 22. Willie, 20. Ellen, 17. Matilda, 15. Maggie, 11. Katy, 9. All b. in TN. p. 259.

J.B. Edmondson, 61, b. in TN. p. 311.
David Edmondson, 40. Priscilla, 29. Jane P.,10. Starnes, 5. John, 8 months. All b. in TN. In same house: Sarah Boyd, 21. Green Boyd, Matilda O’Neal, 77. p.387
William Edmiston, 78. William Edmiston, Jr.28. Sarah, 25, his wife. Priscilla, 5 months. Catherine Edmiston, 35. All b. in TN. p. 387.
David Edmondson, 29. Nancy Ann Edmondson, 38. Both b. in TN. p. 381.
Robert Edmundson, 35. Hattie, 30. Susan, 3. John, 1. All b. in TN. p. 478.
James Edmundson, 37. Adaline, 34. William, 13. Charles, 5. Alice, 3. Manerva, 1. All b. in TN. p. 478.

JAMES EDMONDSON (1763-1851)
James Edmondson was born in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, son of Thomas and Mary Edmondson, natives of Essex County, Virginia. His mother died in Frederick, after which his father married Ann Campbell in 1786 and moved in 1792-93 to Pendleton District, SC. James moved to Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, about 1796 where he owned a tavern and other property, some of which he sold to his brother John of Charles City County, Virginia, in 1797. At that time he was married to Elizabeth Gregory, daughter of Captain Gregory, who was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Wulfeck gave a brief biography of James, quoted by Dr. Howard V. Jones in EFAB, No. 72. “Born Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 1763. Died in Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 27, 1851. Buried in Old City Cemetery. Married Elizabeth Gregory, daughter of Capt. Gregory of the Revolutionary War. She was born in Hanover County, Virginia, March 25, 1768, and died in Nashville, Tennessee, July 10/11, 1849. Buried in Old City Cemetery. “ Garrett and McClain in OLD CITY CEMETERY, p. 32, say both James Edmondson and his son Thomas were born in Winchester, Virginia.

It is possible James moved to Pendleton District, SC, in the late 1790’s as three James Edmondsons are listed in the Census there in that year. One was shown in the 1810 Census. However, there is no evidence to suggest that he remained there.

It is likely James Edmondson moved to Kentucky for a few years before he settled in Maury County and Davidson County, Tennessee, before 1820. The Census of Maury County that year lists 1 male over 45, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 16-18, 3 males under 10, 1 female over 45, 2 females 16-26, 1 female under 10.
Some of these people might have been his sons, their wives and children, or guests in his hotel.


June 27, 1827. Correspondence of Andrew Jackson. Carter Beverly wrote to Jackson that he wrote a letter to James Edmondson of Nashville two days ago. He was living in Davidson County in 1830. The census lists 1 male born 1760-1770, 2 males born 1790-1800, 1 male born 1800-1810, 1 male born 1810-15, 2 males born 1815-1820, 2 males born 1820-25, 1 male born 1825-1830, 1 female born 1760-1770, 1 female born 1790-1800, 1 female born 1820-25, 2 females born 1825-1830.

He advertised in the Nashville Republican and Gazette, Jan. 6, 1831: The City Hotel has been rebuilt. James Edmondson.

He bought two lots from Pleasant Nelson in the town of Columbia, for $12,000. Deeds W, p. 475.

He sold a negro slave, Isaac, to William and Joseph Rankin, April 16, 1840. Maury County Deeds X, p. 258.

He operated the Columbia Inn, Maury County. The Columbia Observer advertised Nov. 19, 1840: Columbia Inn, J. Edmondson, Prop. (Maury County Newspapers, 1810-44, by Jill K. Garrett).

James Edmiston of the City of Nashville deeded two slaves, Aaron and Lucy, to his son Thomas, June 13, 1851, for $1. 00 and love and affection. Also, a house and lot situated in the town of Columbia in Maury County, now used as a hotel known as the Columbia House, leased and occupied by William Wood, and the furniture in the Columbia House. Deed Book 14, p. 594. This was shortly before his death.

His wife Eliza V. Edmondson died before he did. An inventory of her estate, Aug. 13, 1851, mentioned a second hand piano not sold March 1, 1850, by her administrator Josiah Fleming. (Wills and Inventories Book 15, p. 29). Davidson County Wills, Book 16, p. 56, gives the settlement of the estate of Eliza V. Edmondson.

The Inventory of the estate of James Edmiston, decd., was recorded July, 1852, by Robert Campbell, his administrator. The list of chattels and property included hotel property in Columbia, Maury County, rented out for the year. All property had been disposed of by deed of gift to Thomas Edmondson, June 7, 1850, Book 14, p. 594, Davidson County, and in Maury County, conveying two negroes, house and lot in Columbia, and all furniture. A list of bad notes was given. (Davidson County Wills and Inventories, Book 15, pp. 435-37).

Chancery Court Minutes, Davidson County, Book C, p. 70. November Term, 1852. Robert Campbell vs. Fanny Edmondson, William Woods and Samuel Smith, defendants. James Edmondson was a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee, and held land in Columbia, northwest corner of Lot # 8, all of Lots 6 and 7, notes dated Sept. 1, 1850, and payable in 1852. James Edmondson died intestate in Davidson County. His heirs: daughter Mary Kercheval; Frances Edmondson, a granddaughter by a deceased son; Thomas Edmondson his son. Thomas Edmondson has since died leaving widow Fanny and daughters Andrioni, Maria, Elizabeth and Mary. Complainant was appointed administrator by the Davidson County Court. Asset of James Edmondson: household furniture. In his lifetime, he gave away land and negroes, building on property described leased as a tavern to Woods, and then to Smith, both insolvent. From the foregoing it would seem James had only 3 children who either survived him, or who had children who survived him. These are:
1.       Thomas Edmondson, born in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in 1789. He probably spent time in Kentucky as a young man as Thomas Edmondson served in the War of 1812, as he served as captain, Belts Company, Kentucky Militia, and might be the Lt. in Capt. Stockton’s Company, 28th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, War of 1812. He died in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, March 27, 1851, according to Garrett & McClain or in Nashville, April 28, 1852, from Old City Cemetery Record. Buried in Old City Cemetery. He was intestate. Wife Fanny b. in 1795 in Pennsylvania. All children were born in Tennessee.
A.       Mary Frances, b. about 1826 and who apparently married Charles E. Bacchus. He was guardian of Elizabeth Edmondson.
B.       Andronia, b in 1830 who married Paul Andrews ?? (Record hard to read).
C.       Mariah Louisa, b about 1831. (20 in the 1850 Census).
D.       Elizabeth, b. about 1834/35. (15 in the 1850 Census). Charles E. Bacchus was made her guardian. Davidson County Court Minutes E, p. 327.
2.       Mary Edmondson who married James M. Kercheval. They had a daughter Mary.
3.       James Moseby Edmondson, b. Nov. 15, 1817. He died in Maury County, Tennessee, Oct. 15, 1841, and is buried in Rosehill Cemetery He was licensed Dec. 7, 1837, in Maury County, and married Dec. 8, Angeline O’Reilly, born about 1821. She died in Maury County, TN, Jan. 14, 1893, age 72, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery. Their daughter Fanny married ____Armstrong. (Lightfoot and Shackleton, Vol. II, p. 60, state James M. Edmondson, Jr., died at Columbia, Tennessee, Oct. 21, 1841, leaving a wife and child. Angeline O’Reilly Edmondson, 72, died Jan. 14, 1793, sister of Mr. A.O. P. Nichson. Child Fanny Armstrong. Buried at Rose Hill). Chancery Court, Maury County, April 15, 1745. W.J. Dale vs. James M. Edmondson heirs. James’ wife is Angeline Edmondson and infant daughter Fanny his only child. House and lot in Nashville.

James Edmondson would seem to be James Moseby Edmondson, Sr. Other references to Mosebys might suggest his mother Mary was a Moseby. We have no proof of her family name. His father was associated in Kentucky with a Mosby.

Thomas is probably the Lt. Thomas Edmondson in Capt. Stockton’s Company, 28th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, in the War of 1812. There was a Thomas Edmondson in Capt. Belt’s Company, 4th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812, for whom Land Warrant # 403 for 80 acres was issued Sept. 28, 1850, for service in the War of 1812. This would indicate Thomas as well as his father James lived in Kentucky before moving to Tennessee.
Revised Feb., 2009. Stephen W. Edmondson



Dickson County.

Mary Margaret Edmondson died in 1830 in Dickson County. She married Josiah Meek. He was born between 1780-87 in Mecklenberg Co., N.C. and died 1823-1830 in Dickson County. She was born in Mecklenberg County, VA. About 1785.
(Posted on Gen Forum by Jack M. Withers)

Land originally granted to William Cochran, Nov. 30, 1796, was deeded by Cochran to John Dickson. This deed was witnessed by Robert Edmondson. The land was located on both sides of Bartons Creek and on John Nesbitt’s corner.
(EFAB, No. 72, p. 86. Unfortunately, the source reference was not printed, a great failing of this Edmondson publication).

1870 Census.
Mary Edmonson, 38. Nellie, 18. Russ, 16. All b. in TN. p. 372.
Upton Edmondson, 39. Martha, 38. Both b. in TN. p. 366.

The Nesbitt Cemetery in Dickson County is located three miles north of Charlotte on Bartons Creek.

Mrs. Ada Nesbitt, 79, died March 25, 1935, widow of J.E. Nesbitt, native of Montgomery County. She was daughter of William and Virginia Neblett Edmondson. Her obituary was in the Dickson County Herald, March 29, 1935.

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN.
Adjacent to Shelby County.
In Piperton Cemetery, Tabernacle Hill, near the Shelby County line and Colliersville, north side of Highway 57:
Joseph Edmondson, born July 11, 1796. Died October 5, 1851. Plain footstone. Masonic emblem.
Willia A. Wife of W.B. Edmonson. Born Dec. 11, 1832. Died December 30, 1856. Footstone: W.A.E.
Part of a stone:
___________ ___n of ___B. & W.A. ___dmonson. Born April 10, 1856. Died October 9, 1856.

1870 Census.
J.B. Edminston, 44. Arminta, 44. James M., 18. John F., 15. Emily O’N., 13. Henry M., 10. Mary L., 8. Richard Lee, 7. Martha S., 5. J.B., Jr., 4. Sarah H., 2. All b. in TN. p. 501.
R.A. Edminston, 40. Emeline, 40. Robert, 11. Ebenezer, 8. All b. in TN. p.502.

FRANKLIN COUNTY.

Feb. 18, 1813. Susannah Hannah Edmiston appointed her son David H. Edmiston to act in her behalf in collecting debts due to her deceased husband Robert Edmiston from John Wilson of Rockbridge County, Virginia. She and Robert had moved to Franklin County after 1810. See Rockbridge County, VA. Robert Edmiston was a son of William Edmiston who died in Rockbridge in 1782. John Wilson was his guardian. Hannah (or Hanna) was the family name of Susannah Hannah Edmiston. Some researchers have tried to make Robert a son of Col. William Edmiston (Edmondson) of Washington County, VA. The colonel’s son married Mary Glen in 1793 and stayed in Virginia. (See Dr. Howard V. Jones’s comments in EFAB, No. 56, p. 71).

Children of Robert and Susannah Hannah Edmiston:

1.       William Edmiston, b. Feb. 8, 1795, Rockbridge County, VA. Joined the army at the outset of the War of 1812. He married in 1817 Sarah Askins who was born April 5, 1899. With his brother John and John’s family, they moved to Randolph County, Illinois, in 1832. William died April 30, 1885. Sarah died July 19, 1833. They had: Albert G. Edmiston, b. March 18, 1818; Mary Edmiston, b. Nov. 1, 1819; Harmon Edmiston, b. April 16, 1821; William Edmiston, b. March 21, 1823; Rufus Edmiston, b. July 15, 1825; James A. Edmiston, b. Aug. 8, 1827. John T. Edmisto, b. Sept. 2, 1829; Sarah Edmiston, b. July 1, 1831. (See EFAB, No. 30)
2.       John Edmiston married Vashti Joins.
3.       Need names of three other children.

1870 Census.
E. Edmonson, 31. Susan, 21. Both b. in TN.




Gibson County.

April 6, 1824. John May and Robert Edmondson were bondsmen for the marriage of Judith Terrell and Elzery Rutledge.

1824.       Robert Edmondson was a juror.
1825.        Robert Edmondson was a juror. David Crockett’s fine was remitted.
1826.       Robert Edmondson was a juror.
March 25, 1826. William Edmondson was fined $200 in Trenton, Gibson County. He was fined $5 and costs the same year in another case. Albert Edmundson was security for Armour, Lake and Caruthers and had to pay $12.15.
1828.       Will of John Edmondson, Will Book A, p. 114, Gibson County.

Jan. 8, 1833. Robert Edmondson m. Mary Clark.
June, 1833. Robert Edmiston was Constable.

May 8, 1834. A suit was filed in Chancery in Gibson County by William Edmundson and Hance McWhorter against David Crockett and wife, Abram Burgin and wife, Peter Trosper and wife, James Edmundson and wife, and George, William and Sally Patton. Minute Book A, page 1, Chancery Court, 1834-1837. This suit stemmed from the will of Robert Patton of Gibson County who willed to his seven children, First: to George Patton, Sally Edmundson (Edmiston), Ann McWhorter, Elizabeth Crockett, Matilda Hooper, Margert Burgin, and Rebecca Edmundson and the heirs of their bodies ”all of property that I have heretofore given them. Second: to daughter Sally Edmuston ten dollars and no more. Third: to my daughter Ann McWhorter ten dollars and no more. I then want my property to be sold as soon as possible and then to be equally divided between my son George Patton and my daughters Elizabeth Crockett, Matilda Hooper, Margert Burgin, Rebecca Edmundson, and the heirs of my son James, except my daughter Rebecca Edmundson must pay one hundred and eighty dollars to be equally divided among said legatees. I appoint David Crockett and George Patton executors of my will this the year 1832.

(William Edmundson and his wife Sally Patton lived in North Carolina. They and Hance and Ann McWhorter were not told of the probate of the will until after it happened . Robert Patton was 96 years old and not of sound mind. Elizabeth Crockett and Matilda Hooper were present when old Mr. Patton made his will and were alleged to have improperly influenced him to exclude some of his heirs. David Crockett and the others lost the suit and were required to make restitution. After this, David Crockett left Tennessee and went to Texas where the ex-Congressman fought in the Alamo. Most historians have thought he died with the other defenders and none survived but papers of a captain in Santa Ana’s army were published in which he stated Crockett and five others were captured and executed. Doubleday’s Encyclopedia gives this same account. Crockett had many enemies but his Congressional statements seem to reflect an honorable man.)
June, 1834. James H. Edmiston was guardian of George and Jon Cox. (Edmiston was the spelling used by the Clerk of Court).

May Term, 1836. John Edmundson made Constable Bond. Signed with his name.
May, 1838. John Edmundson was appointed to a new term.
Aug. 14, 1838. Sarah Edmundson m. John Crews.
Aug. 30, 1838. John Edmundson m. Mary (or Malinda) Trosper.
Sept. 15, 1838. John Edmundson was bondsman for the marriage of Jane Trosper and Scarlett M. Glascock.
Oct. 21, 1838. Sarah Edmundson m. William Gibson.
Jan. 14, 1839. Robert Edmundson m. Nancy Edmundson. John Edmundson was bondsman.
Sept. 2, 1839. John B. Edmundson was appointed administrator of the estate of William Downey. i
Dec. 23, 1840. Allen Edmondson was bondsman for the marriage of Elizabeth M. Smalley to Joseph W. Halford.
Aug. 22, 1841. William Edmondson was bondsman for the marriage of Robert Trosper to Elizabeth Short.
Dec. 21, 1841. Allee M. Edmundson m. James O. Phillips.
Jan. 25, 1842. William Edmundson was bondsman for the marriage of Elizabeth A.F. Gill to William Fortune.
April 6, 1842. Allen Edmundson m. Sarah L. Halford.
Aug. 21, 1842. William Edmundson, Jr. m. Elizabeth J. Burgan.
Feb. 18, 1844. Alley M. Edmundson m. James H. Gibson.
July 4, 1844. Alley M. Edmundson m. David W. Jarvis.
Nov. 14, 1844. John Edmondson was bondsman for the marriage of Elizabeth J. Cartwright and James T. Wood.
March 11, 1845. William R. Edmundson m. Sentha L. McWhirter. Bondson was Michael Edmondson.
May 17, 1846. William R. Edmondson m. Amanda F. Israel. Bondsman was Thompson Edmondson.

1849.       Will of Michael Edmondson, Will Book D, p. 162, Gibson County.
1850.       Will of Robert Edmundson, Will Book D, p. 238, Gibson County.
1850 Census. J.B. EDMONDSON, 45, b. in NC. Rebecca, 40, b. in NC. James, 20. William, 18. Robert, 16. Lycurgus, 14. Martha, 12. George, 10. Jefferson, 8. Hugh, 6. Mary A. Trosper, 24. P. 345.
MATILDA EDMONDSON, 40, b. in NC. John, 11. Catherine, 8. Emeline, 6. Benjamin, 5. Matilda, 2. Margaret, 17, b. in TN. P. 346.
R.P. EDMONDSON, 35, b. in TN. Delila, 28, b. in TN. William, 10. George, 8. Amanda, 4. Robert, 2. P. 345.
REBECCA EDMONDSON, 50, b. in NC. Children born in TN. Minerva, 23. Thompson, 22. Elizabeth, 19. James, 18. Eleanor, 16. Nancy, 13. John, 10. Catherine, 6. Margaret, 4. Rebecca, 2. John S., 9. P. 346.
WILLIAM R. EDMONDSON, 29, b. in NC. Amanda, 30, b. in TN. William, 3. Zachary, 2.
ALLEN EDMUNDSON, 41, b. in NC. Sarah, 29, b. in TN. Bradley, 7. Sarolinia, 5. Kesiah, 4. John, 2. Thomas, 6 mo. P. 487.
JOSEPH EDMUNSON, 45, b. in VA. Jane A., 41, b. in VA. Martha L., 17. James M., 15. Sarah A., 13. John W., 10. Joseph G., 5. Frances A., 2. Z.T. Webb, 22. P. 980.

Oct. 28, 1852. Elizabeth Edmundson m. James A. Thomas.
Dec. 7, 1852. James Edmundson was bondsman for the marriage of Elizabeth A. McWhirter and William S. Crews.
Jan. 13, 1853. Nancy Edmondson m. Dennis Thompson.
Feb. 17, 1853. Ellen M. Edmundson m. John P. Reager.
March 5, 1856. James M. Edmundson m. Sarah M. Grady.
Sept. 14, 1857. Thompson Edmundson m. Mary A. Trosper. Bondsman was R.P. Edmondson.

1870 Census.
Sarah Edmonson, 36. William, 14. Both b. in TN. p. 517.
W.R. Edmondson, 37. Candis, 28. William, 6. Arthur, 3. Watson, 1. p. 534.
Willie Edmondson, 52. Elizabeth, 44. Brown, 21. Mary, 18. Samuel, 15. James A., 12. Emma, 10. Robert, 9. David C., 3. All b. in TN. p. 534.
Listed next to these two families was James Edmonds, 38. Sarah, 31, wife. William, 7. They are probably Edmondsons.
Roger Edmonson, 25. Sarah, 22. Mathew, 2. All b. in TN. p. 492.


Giles County, TN. (Pulaski)
John Smith Edmundson came to TN in 1839 from SC. He was born Jan. 19, 1782, and died in 1854. (His parents were Isaac and Margaret Edmundson and his grandparents were Caleb and Esther Underhill Edmundson who moved to SC from PA. Caleb was born in Ireland in 1712, son of William and Elizabeth Edmundson who died in London Grove, Chester County, PA. William was son of Samuel Edmundson who was a merchant and shipowner in Dublin and died about 1719. This Samuel Edmundson had another son, Samuel, who engaged in the rum trade in Barbados, who had a son William who married in Barbados. Their son, another Samuel, married in 1778, and died April 21, 1780, in a shipwreck . Samuel who died about 1719 was son of William Edmundson, born in 1627 in Little Musgrove, Westmoreland, and his wife Margaret Staniford of Chester. This William was the famous Irish Quaker preacher, son of John, d. 1635, and Grace Edmundson. John was a son of Thomas and Agnes Edmundson).


John Smith Edmundson’s first wife was Eleanor Duncan. Their children:
1.       Margaret Edmundson who married (1) Mr. Steele in 1820 and (2) David Waters.
2.       Hester (Esther) Edmundson, b. Sept. 28, 1802. Married David Gilbert. Her children were named in John Smith Edmundson’s will.
3.       Smith Edmundson, born April 7, 1805. Died young.
4.       Grace Rebecca Edmundson, born Feb. 10, 1808. Married Mr. Adams. Her children were named in John’s will.
5.       Isaac Edmundson, b. Oct. 25, 1810. Married Eleanor Counts? In 1830.
6.       Betsy Edmundson, b. in 1816. Married Mr. O’Neal in 1835.
7.       Joseph Smith Edmundson, born Jan. 1, 1818, in S.C. Joseph Smith Edmundson’s son was John David Edmundson. grandson of Caleb Edmundson who moved to SC from PA.
8.       Eleanor Edmundson, b. in 1820.
9.       Elihue Edmundson, b. Dec. 25, 1822, in SC. Married Elvira Gordon. Birthdates above are from his family Bible.

Oct. 19, 1853. John Smith Edmundson’s will gave his wife Eleanor his land until her death, at which time his sons Joseph Smith Edmundson and Elihu Edmundson could buy it at $10 per acre if they desired. Proceeds to be equally divided between Mary Ann Anderson, wife of James K. Anderson, Isaac Edmundson, Margaret Edmundson Waters, wife of David M. Waters, and all the grandchildren, share and share alike, except Cary Gilbert and Rebecca Adams who would receive only $100 each. To Eleanor, his wife, the following slaves: Henry and his wife Pati and their children, Alleck, Frederick, John, Franky, Lewis, Sanson and Sam and his wife Rainey. At her death, the slaves would be sold to masters of their choice and the proceeds to be divided as the land was. He left to Mary Ann Anderson, his stepdaughter, a negro girl, Harriet. To his grandson, John E. Gilbert, 220 acres of land, and negroes, Ailsey, little Sam and Mary. To grandson Cary Gilbert my negro man Moses. To granddaughter Rebecca Adams, my negro Easter and her son Dave. The rest of the negro property, not otherwise disposed, in equal parts to his four children: Joseph S., Elihu, Isaac and Margaret Waters. After all debts paid, his executor is to pay $2000 to each of his grandchildren, John Henry O’Neal, Mary Elizabeth O’Neal and Sarah Margaret O’Neal when they reach 21 years of age. Executors: Joseph Smith Edmundson and Elihu Edmundson, his sons. Witnesses: John C. Brown and James L. Gentry. (EFAB No. 59, p. 59).

Eleanor Duncan Edmundson died in 1834 or 1835. John married Susan Turner in 1836. She died that year. His third wife was Eleanor Cooper, widow of Henry Cooper of Newberry District, SC. Her daughter Mary Ann Cooper married James K. Anderson. (See EFAB, No. 77).

John Edmundson grew up in Newberry County, S.C. He was apprenticed as a boy to Robert Evans who invented the screw auger and later took over the business. Edmundson augurs were famous. He sold the business and moved to Giles County, Tennessee. He live on a plantation in Newberry which was later owned by N.B. Davenport. In business with him was Joseph Smith, for whom Edmundson named a son. One son, Isaac, stayed on in SC for a few years, then moved on to Tennessee near his father and later moved to Texas. (See Annals of Newberry SC by James B. O’Neall and John A. Chapman, 1892).

He was buried on the place which Squire Joseph Smith Edmundson owned, the house still standing in 1983. His tombstone inscription:
“To the memory of John Edmundson born Jan. 19, 1982, in Union District, South Carolina. Moved thence while young to New Berry District where he lived beloved, respected by all till the fall of 1839 when he immigrated here and continued an exemplary and useful life till the morning of 17th Jan. 1854 whe he suddenly died, with a firm hope of a glorious resurrection and blessed immortality”.



1850 Census.
THOMAS EDMONDSON, 64, b. in VA. P. 742.
WILLIAM EDMISTON, 30, b. in TN. Susan, 20, b. in TN. Eliza C., 2. P. 914.
ELIHUE EDMONDSON, 26, b. in SC. P. 633.
SAMUEL EDMONDSON, 18, b. in NC. P. 741.
John Edmondson, 68, b. in SC. Ellena, 54, b. in SC. John Gilbert, 7. James Anderson, 22. Mary Anderson, 20. P. 635.
Joseph Edmondson, 32, b. in SC. Susan, 24, b. in SC. John, 6. Elihue, 4. Catherine, 1. P. 635.
Joseph Grissom Edmundson, 45, farmer and mill owner, b. in VA. Jane A., 41, wife, b. in VA. Martha L, 17. James M., 15. Sarah A., 13. John W., 10. Joseph G., 5. Francis A., 2. All b. in TN. District 17, p. 491. Living in the household: Z.L. Webb, laborer. Nearby lived Mary F. Edmundson, 65, b. in Virginia, with Margaret Branch, 48, b. in VA, and Ruth E. Branch, 25, Minor Branch, 21, Martha F. Branch, 18, and Wm Branch, 16, all b. in TN.
(See Stoddard County, MO, 1900 Census, for James M. Edmundson).

1854.       John S. Edmundson, letter of administration. Giles County. This man, born in S.C., was buried on the farm owned in the 1970’s by a descendant, Fred D. Edmundson. His will was dated Oct. 19, 1853.

1860 Census.
Samuel Edmondson, son of Samuel, was born Nov. 2, 1858, in Giles County. He and his family are listed in this Census, his father age 28 and born in NC. The children were: Robert, 7. Mary E., 4. Susan, 3. Samuel, 1.

A descendant, Deryl Phillips, in 2004, provided this information:
Samuel Edmonson was born about 1832 and married Martha J.E. McNinch about 1850 in Giles County. He was a merchant, probably with Ezell as listed below. He and Martha had: Robert, b. about 1852; Mary F., c. 1856; Susan, c. 1857; Samuel, c. 1859; Smitha A., c. 1863; William C., c. 1866; John C.B., c. 1869; Thomas, c. 1873. Charles, c. 1875. The family was shown in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, TN, in the 1870 and 1880 censuses and in Giles County in 1900 and 1910.
Robert Edmonson who married Lucy Fondren, April 1, 1869, in Giles County is probably Samuel’s son, ancestor of Deryl Phillips. Lucy was the daughter of William Fondren and Elizabeth Yancey. Children: Anna, who married _______Church; Ella, b. about 1872; Wiliam Charley, b. Nov. 4, 1875; Elizabeth, b. c. 1878, m. ________Higgins. Robert’s family are in the Giles County census in 1860, 1870, and in Hardin County, TN, in 1880.

1865-1870.       Ezell and Edmonson were merchants in Pulaski.

1870 Census.
John A. Edmunson, 27. Dora, 20. Guy, 8 months. June 27, 1870. p. 47.
Elizabeth Edmundson, 76, b. in SC. Ann Worthington, 41. b. in TN. Ellen Anderson, 16, b. in TN, daughter of Martha Ann Anderson, 40, b. in SC. P. 49.

Joseph Smith Edmundson, 53, b. in SC. Sarah E., 45, b. in SC. Eveline, 21. Eason, 17. Van O’Neil, 14. Caroline, 10. Eli G., 12. George A., 7. Columbus, 3. Sue, 3 months. All b. in TN. Also living in the house were two black girls listed as servants: Lucy Edmundson, 12, and Fanny Edmundson, 7. p. 48.

William Edmondson, 50, b. in TN. Susan, 48. Sarah, 19. Samuel, 16. Josephine, 15. Virginia, 13. ??? (illegible), 11. William, 9. Thomas, 7. Robert, 6. Emma, 5.
?? (illegible), 3. ?? (illegible), 1. All b. in TN. p. 185.

Henry Edmonson, 52, b. in VA. Martha, 25, b. in TN. Martha, 6, and child, 1, name illegible, b. in TN. p. 183.

Elen Edmondson, 47, male, b. in SC. Elvina, 40. Clarence, 15. Mattie, 12. Earl, 2. All b. in TN. p. 143.
Kate Edmondson, 23. Erley, 5. Howard, 3. All b. in TN. Also in the house were Cluney Malone, 39, and Henry Cosby, 25. p. 141.
Green Edmonson, 36. Mary, 30. Frank, 17. ?? (illegible), 16. Catherine, 14. All b. in TN. p. 308.
Robert Edmondson, 19. Lucinda, 18. Born in TN. p. 379.
Elizabeth Edmonson, 50. Andy, 25. Clemmie, 23. Millie, 20. Julius, 15. William, 12. All born in TN. p. 373.
Right Edmondson, 65, b. in VA. Sarah, 40, b. in TN. Eddy, 12, b. in TN. p. 372.
Joe Edmonson, 22. Milly, 20. Both b. in TN. p. 371.

1886.       Joseph Edmundson had a steam saw mill, a grist mill, and a cotton gin in the 3rd District. (History of Tennessee, by Goodspeed, 1886).
He married Susan Gilbert. She died Sept. 23, 1881. They had eleven children:
1.       John David, b. August 7, 1843, and died June 15, 1918, Giles County.
2.       Elihue Eiglerbiger.
3.       Kathleen.
4.       Ezra L., who became a physician.
5.       J. Smith, who became a physician.
6.       Van O’Neill, who became a physician. Married Mattie Lou Brown.
7.       Clifford.
8.       George Alfred.
9.       Patrick Cleburne.
10.       Carrie Ruth. Died at 18.
11.        Susan. Died in infancy.

GREENE COUNTY, TN.

Aug. 22, 1786. James Edmondson and Samuel Wilson are on the marriage bond as surety for the marriage of Archibald Alexander and Agnus McGahy.

Sept. 18, 1786. James Edmondson licensed to marry Elizabeth McGaughy. Samuel Wilson, security. State of Franklin. John Sevier, Governor. Daniel Kennedy, County Clerk. (See DAR Magazine, Vol. 69, No. 12, Dec, 1936, p. 771.)
Nov. 27, 1788. William Hankins was licensed to marry Mary Edmiston. John Edmondson, security. (DAR Magazine, Vol. 69, No. 12, p. 773).


1789. Mary Edmondson lived on Little Chucky Creek. Vol. 3, p. 150, Deeds.

Samuel and Solomon Edmondson lived at Sinking Spring in the Rheatown community from 1790 to 1807 before moving to the Ballcamp community in Knox County. They moved from Guilford County, NC (present day Yadkin).

April 4, 1791. The Deep River Preparatory Meeting was informed that Anthony Harrart, Solomon Edmondson and Benjamin Iddings had moved into the verge of the Westfield Monthly Meeting with their families . Edward Bond, Barnabus Coffin and John Howell were appointed to make inquiry.
Sept. 17, 1791. A certificate was handed to the Westfield M.M. from the Deep River M.M. for Susannah Edmundson and her children: Mary, Margaret, Susannah and John, dated the 2nd day of the 5th month, 1791, and accepted.

John Edmondson is said to have had a son, Wiley Manson Edmondson, b. in TN, who married Sarah Ann Parrott, b. in 1827, and lived in Davies County, IN, and Lawrence County, IL, where she died in 1876).
Sept. 25, 1791. Samuel Edmondson married Elizabeth Johnson, Greene County. Son of Solomon and Susannah.
May 3, 1792. Samuel Edmondon bought 200 acres at the head of Sinking Creek. This was adjacent to Solomon Edmondson and Wm. Handley. Deed Book 2, p. 254. Will E. Parham Collection says this was on Jenkins Creek.
May 13, 1792. Solomon Edmondson bought 200 acres at the head of Sinking Creek, adjoining Samuel. Son of Solomon and Susannah.

Sept. 23, 1792. Samuel Edmondson m. Elizabeth Johnson. James Wilson was security. (Will E. Parham Collection, courtesy of Paul Medlock).
Feb. 28, 1795. Newhope Monthly Meeting, Society of Friends, was established in Greene County, by direction of Westfield M.M. Westfield had been called Tom’s Creek, located in Surry County, NC, not far from the Virginia line. Its verge included territory in Virginia and settlements in Greene and Jefferson Counties in TN. Newhope was first called Nolichucky for the stream on which it was located. Newhope was selected in 1793 as its new name. Susannah Edmundson was a member in 1793 before it was a separate monthly meeting.

April 5, 1797. Margaret Edmundson, daughter of Solomon and Susannah, was married at New Hope M.M. to Garrett Dillon.
1797. David Edmondson is on a branch of Franks Creek. Deeds Book 4, p. 201.
Jan. 24, 1798. David Edmonson bought land on a branch of Franks Creek. Deeds Vol. 6, p. 187.

1801. Thomas Edmondson buys land and is heir at law of William Edmiston, deceased, of Williamson County, TN. Deeds Vol. 4, p. 396.

Oct. 29, 1798. David Edmison m. Sarah Kerr.
Nov. 6, 1801. William Edminston m. Rachel Kerr.
Oct. 29, 1806. Susannah Edmundson married William Dillon, Newhope MM,               daughter of Solomon and Susannah.
Dec. 6, 1806. Samuel Edmondson sold 200 acres on Sinking Creek.
Dec. 17, 1806. Moses Edminston m. Sarah Robinson. Security James Kerr, Jr.

Sept. 30, 1807. Solomon Edmondson sold 200 acres on Sinking Creek and on Oct. 10, 1807, he bought 93 acres in Knox County, TN, on the south side of Beaver Creek, witnessed by Samuel Edmondson.
Nov. 21, 1807. Susannah Edmondson was given a certificate from New Hope to Lost Creek M.M. in Jefferson County.
1815. William Edmiston bought land on a branch of Franks Creek. Deeds Vol. 10, p. 266. (Will E. Parham Collection)

HAMILTON COUNTY.
1870 Census.
John C. Edmondson, 42. Mira, 34. Both b. in TN. p. 662.


HARDMAN COUNTY, TN
Sept. 15, 1832. D.M. Edmondson deeded property to L. Shaw.

Hawkins County.
General Index to Deeds.
J.B.C. Edmondson and Sarah, conveyors, Book 24, P. 49. 1857.
J.B.C. Edmondson and Sarah, conveyors, Book 23, p. 226, 1856.
J.B.C. Edmondson and Sarah, conveyors, Book 25, p. 56, 1859

1870 Census.
J.B. C. Edmonson, 37, b. in VA. E.Y., wife, 26, b. in TN. Charles, 3. William, 3. Both b. in TN. Sarah Edmondson, 58, b. in VA. Samuel Grubb, 58, b. in VA. P. 93.


Henry County.

1825.       State of Tennessee, Henry County, April Term.
Alex McCorkle vs. Peter Wright and Jane his wife, Rachel J., Andrew J., Robert L., Thomas F., Marie L, Leander, James, William F. and George Titus, Ebenezer Fazer, Julius Fazier and wife. The Court orders the suit to be advertised in newpapers in Nashville, in some newspapers in Huntsville, Alabama, and St. Louis, Missouri, for three weeks commanding said defendants to appear in Henry County Court, the 4th Monday in October next. The said defendents were residents of Alabama and Missouri and could not be served.
The bill states that the defendants as representatives of Robert Edmondson, deceased, were entitled to a certain land warrant, # 1575, dated Sept. 22, 1820, for 590 acres of land and that James Titus, Rebecca Edmondson, Isabella Edmondson, and George Titus on the 5th day of Dec., 1820, sold the warrant to Rep. D. Childress for a valuable consideration. Childress sold the same to complainant and afterwards the defendants obtained a grant for said 590 acres and the complainant prays the legal title be invested in him.

1836. John Harvey Edmiston, a minister, “taught a female school” in Paris, Henry County, TN. He married Martha Jane Smith, daughter of Charles Allison Smith. John was born about 1815. They had: Charles Edmiston, b. in TN in 1840. L. Edmiston, b. in KY in 1847. Florence Edmiston, b. in AL in 1848 and Elizabeth Ann Edmiston, b. in AL in 1851. Elizabeth Ann married John Creighton Craig in Beaumont, TX, July 16, 1868. She died in NY City in 1910. Jill Groce, a descendant who provided the information above, has a handwritten book of John Harvey Edmiston’s theological ideas and sermon notes, “John H. Edmiston’s Book 1850” on the front flyleaf. The book has on the back flyleaf: C.W. Edmiston, Independence, Washington County, Texas, August 20th 1838 AD”. (See EFAB, No. 117, p. 10).

1850 Census. John Edmiston, 32, b. in NC. Susan, 21, b. in NC. Margaret, 6. Martha, 4. Nancy, 1. P. 503.

1870 Census.
J.B. Edmiston, 51, b. in NC. S., 42, wife, b. in TN. S.M.,22, daughter. N.C., 20, daughter. J.E., 16, son. S.A., 13, son. All b. in TN. p. 300.


Humphrey County, TN.
Dec. 18, 1797. Deeds B, p. 190. Samuel Edmiston received a grant of 320 acres on Richmond Creek in District 1 for his military service. Warrant was dated Dec. 18, 1797. James McElyea was assignee of this land grant, State of Tennessee No. 6989. Mentions a stake in the field of David Burton and east boundary
With Robert Thompson.

Minute Book 1, 1842-1850. William Edmondson, executor of the will of Robert McCutcheon, settled the estate. Years provision for the widow and family.

Jefferson County, TN

Aug. 12, 1793. Inventory of the estate of William Edmiston. John Edmiston, administrator. Will Book 1, 1792-1801. Debtors were: Robert McFarland, William Ceg, David Taylor, Edmund King, Richard Brindley


JOHNSON COUNTY, TN.
1840.       James K. Edmondson was in Johnson County.

KNOX COUNTY, TN.
Knox County adjoined Blount County.

May 23, 1791. Samuel Edmiston married Nellie Dean. He was possibly a son of James Edmiston of Burke County, NC.

March 31, 1801. Court Case, No. 1348. James McDonald and Alexander Simrall vs. John Edmondson. A capias and respondendum was issued commanding the Sheriff of Knox County to take the body of John Edmondson to answer James McDonald and Alexander Simmral of a plea of debt of $85.75 to which he answered he owed them. He admits debt and is ordered to pay.

Oct. 10, 1807. Solomon Edmondson bought 93 acres in Knox County on the south side of Beaver Creek, and the north side of Beaver Ridge. The same day he bought another 150 acres adjoining the first tract. Witnessed by Samuel Edmondson. Vol. IN, p. 237.
Jan. 7, 1808. John Edmondson bought 50 acres on the north side of Beaver Creek Ridge joining William and Samuel Low.


1808.       Solomon Edmondson and his son Samuel moved to the Beaver Creek area northwest of Knoxville. They had lived in northeastern Tennessee, Greene County, near Rheatown where they had 200 acres each on Sinking Creek which they sold in 1806 and 1807. John Grayson lived near Beaver Creek and three of his daughters married Edmondsons. Beaver Creek and Beaver Ridge are in a 10 mile long valley running northeasterly from the Clinch River.

Quaker Meetings in this area of Tennessee were as follows:
Newberry M.M. in Blount County (renamed Friendsville MM in 1875) was established by authority of Newhope M.M. and Lost Creek M.M., 14th day of the 5th month, 1808. Lost Creek M.M. on 24th day of 1st month, 1801, granted Friends of the Lower Settlement the privilege of holding meetings. The Quarterly Meeting at a session in 1804 directed that a Preparative Meeting be established to be called Newberry. Lost Creek MM was located in Jefferson County.

June 25, 1808. Certificate was received by Lost Creek Monthly Meeting for John and Thomas Edmondson and endorsed to Newberry Monthly Meeting.

Sept. 9, 1808. John Edmondson married Nancy Grayson.
Nov. 26, 1808. Certificate was received by Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, Jefferson County, from New Hope M.M. and endorsed to Newberry Monthly Meeting.

Feb. 4, 1809. John and Thomas Edmondson were accepted by Newberry MM, in nearby Blount County, on certificate from Newhope MM, endorsed by Lost Creek MM. Later in the year, John was disowned for mustering.

August 1, 1812. Solomon Edmondson was received by Newberry Monthly Meeting by request.
April 6, 1814. Richard C. Edmunson m. Leah Hicklin in Knox County. Her parents were Jonathan Hicklin and Hannah Rupe Hicklin. They moved to Lafayette County, Missouri, before the birth of their son, John Hicklin Edmunson, Nov. 5, 1816. Richard’s brother, Frederick William Edmunson, m.
Celia Hicklin in Blount County, TN, April 23, 1816, and moved to Missouri. Members of this family moved on to Oregon. (See EFAB, No. 86, p. 42).


July 27, 1816. Sterling Edmondson, on the Tax Rolls of Mecklenberg County, VA in 1810, married Rebecca Taylor, his first wife. Rebecca is said by family tradition to have died in 1827 after the birth of Martin Luther Edmondson. Sterling’s first name might have been William. (A letter from Clarice Edmondson Cooper in EFAB # 37, 1977, stated: William Sterling Edmonson was born in 1794 in England and emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a small boy and to the United States probably during the War of 1812, settled in Georgia. His first wife, Rebecca Schneider Taylor, was a German girl who came to this country about 12 years of age. Family settled in Georgia. William Sterling and Rebecca had three sons: Hiram (Harvey), Camburn and Martin Luther Edmonson. William Sterling’s second wife’s name is unknown. There were three sons from this second marriage: Jack, Joe, and Sam Edmonson. Jack and Joe were inducted into the army in the Civil War in Arkansas. Sam died in the 1860’s in the State Hospital in Little Rock. Her statements have not been confirmed and seem to contradict other records as to Sterling’s birth). See Carroll County, AR to which the family moved about 1850. Sterling Edmondson was living in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, in 1810, and was the son of Benjamin Edmundson and brother of Parker Edmondson. See Blount County, TN. Sterling’s third son, Martin Luther Edmondson, married Martha Adeline Roberts. Their son, Benjamin Harvey Edmondson, was living in Harrison, AR, in 1883.

August 13, 1816. John Edmondson married Sarah Grayson, whose older sister had married his uncle, another John Edmondson, in 1809. John and Sarah moved to Clay County, Indiana, about 1840.

Feb. 6, 1818. Samuel Edmonson bought 10 acres, part in Knox and part in Anderson counties, joining Edmondson and Jones. This was originally a part of the Stockley Donaldson grant to James King which extended from the Holston River near the mouth of Turkey Creek to the mouth of Hickory Creek on the Clinch, up the Clinch to the mouth of Beaver Creek, Bull Run Creek and Little Dismal, and thence back to the Holston River, about 5000 acres.

March 9, 1818. Solomon (Edminson) Edmondson’s will left all his property and income of cleared land for life to Susanny, his wife. Money to be divided among the seven children; Samuel, John, and Thomas Edmondson; Mary Finsher, Margaret Dillon, Sarah Jones, and Susanny Dillon. Son John Edmondson was made executor. Probated July, 1818. See Knox County Old Records, Public Library, Knoxville.
Oct. 2, 1819. Samuel Edmondson was born in Knox County. Moved to Indiana where he probably married Matilda Greeson in 1843. Moved on to Dallas County, Iowa. Died May 8, 1889. Children: Samuel Edgar Edmondson, born June 13, 1844; John W. Edmondson, born July 7, 1847, and died at age 10; Mary Elizabeth Edmondson, born Nov. 9, 1851. Matilda Greeson was born in NC.
(See EFAB, No. 78, p. 43. Info from Cynthia Bomersheim, Lynwood, WA. )


Oct. 6, 1821. Thomas Edmondson was disowned by Newberry Monthly Meeting for mustering.
Dec. 23, 1821. Samuel Edmondson m. Rebeckah Hicks. Sept 16, 1822, James Hicks Edmondson was born.

May 8, 1823. John Edmondson m. Polly Crawford.
July 26, 1825. Lewis Edmondson m. Polly Davis.
1827. Samuel Edmondson Sr. married Rebecca White.

Feb. 1, 1828. William Edmondson m. Delilah Holt. They had at least one child born in TN before the family moved to Clay County, Indiana, before 1832. Samuel Austin Edmondson was born Dec. 20, 1828, near Knoxville. See EFAB, No. 49. William was brother of: Solomon Edmondson who married Lavina and moved to Tipton County, Indiana, about 1835; John Edmonson who married Sarah Grayson and moved to Clay County, IN; Samuel Edmondson, Jr. who married Rebecca Hicks and moved to Alabama after 1822; Susannah Edmondson who married Philip Letsinger and moved to Tipton County, IN; Elizabeth Edmondson who married John Letsinger and remained in Knox County; Isaac Edmondson who married Anne Wheeler and migrated to Cass County, MO, about 1839; Rebecca Edmondson who married John England and moved to Oregon.

William’s parents were Samuel Edmondson and Elizabeth Johnson. Samuel was born near Cambridge, Maryland, and New Castle, Delaware. William’s grandfather was Solomon Edmondson, b. in Dorchester County, MD. The family moved to Guilford County, NC, and then to eastern TN, living near Rheatown from 1790-1807 before moving to the Ballcamp area about 10 miles northwest of Knoxville. William was born about the time of this move. The family lived on Beaver Creek and Beaver Ridge. The Holt family lived on Copper Ridge on the other side of Beaver Creek. In 1812, part of Solomon’s property was given to John Edmondson, a younger son than Samuel. John was born November 16, 1786. He married Nancy Grayson September 19, 1808, in Knox County and died Feb. 28, 1856, in Indiana. When Solomon died, he left the rest of his property to his youngest son Thomas Edmondson, who married Nancy Box. Solomon is probably buried in the Yarnell Cemetery, near Beaver Creek, near the Graysons. In 1825, all three brothers owned property on Beaver Creek. In 1827, John and Thomas Edmondson moved to Indiana. John had a son, Wily Manson Edmondson, who married Sarah Ann Parrott, b. in 1827, and lived in Davies County, IN, and Lawrence County, IL, where she died in 1876.

John settled in Martin County and Thomas north of Indianapolis. It was at this time that Samuel Edmondson married his second wife, Rebecca White. The ceremony was performed Jan. 8, 1827, by Samuel’s friend, Mordecai Yarnell. Samuel was visiting in Indiana at the time of the 1850 Census. He died about 1860.
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Johnson Edmondson:
1.       William Edmondson, who married Delilah Holt. Moved to Clay County, IN and then to Vigo County, east of Blackhawk. He died at 55 in 1862, apparently in TN to which he might have gone to settle his father’s affairs. His burial place is not known. Delilah died in 1894. They had several sons, the oldest of whom was Samuel Austin Edmonson who might have kept the original homestead in Clay County. Other sons were Peter Allen Edmonson (died in Osage County, Kansas, March 22, 1894), William Strange Edmondson ( living in Kansas in the 1870’s and died Nov. 10, 1882) and Joel Holt Edmondson (who died young). Columbus Lafayette Edmonson and John T. A. Edmonson were his two younger sons who inherited his farm property after his death in 1862. Descendants, the Cottons, owned this property in 1999. William had at least three daughters. See EFAB, No. 49 and No. 127.
2.       Solomon Edmondson married Lavina ___ and moved to Tipton County, Indiana with his brother Francis about 1835 to live near their uncle, Thomas Edmondson, north of Indianapolis.
3.       Thomas Jefferson Edmondson. Moved to Alabama and then to Carrol County, Arkansas.
4.       Samuel Edmondson, Jr., a Baptist minister, married Rebecca Hicks. Moved to Rogersville, Limestone County, Alabama, west of Athens. Some descendants moved to AR.
5.       Isaac Edmondson married Anne Wheeler. Moved to Rogersville, Limestone County, Alabama, west of Athens, and to Cass County, MO, about 1839. Isaac moved often. His descendants moved to Arkansas.
6.       Elizabeth Edmondson married John Letsinger and remained in Knox County.
7.       Susannah Edmondson married Philip Letsinger, brother of her sister’s husband. Moved to Tipton County, Indiana, and on to Hamilton County in 1839.
8.       John Edmondson married Sarah Grayson. Moved to area of Jasonville, Clay County, Indiana, about 1840.
9.       Francis Edmondson married Jane Grayson, sister of Nancy and Sarah. Moved to Morgan County, Indiana, in December, 1829, near Mooresville. He moved to Liberty Township, Hendricks County, about 1831. He had one son, Benjamin Grayson Edmondson; two daughters. Elizabeth Jane married a Little. Benjamin spelled his name Edmonson.
10.       Rebecca Edmondson. Married John England. Moved to Arkansas and then to Oregon.
(See EFAB, No.124, for Orvan Edmonson’s excellent article on this family. He is a descendant and editor of EFAB).


October 6, 1821. Thomas Edmondson was disowned, married out of unity.

Thomas Edmondson, born about 1785 in North Carolina, married Nancy Box, born about 1802-03 in NC. (Thomas’s ancestral line: John Edmondson, in Maryland in 1655, who married Sarah Morgan Parker and had about 1673, William Edmondson in Maryland. William married Sarah Sharp and both died in 1702 in Maryland. Their son, John, was born 9-1-1699 (Quaker dating?) and married Mary Neal 7-3-1730. Their son Solomon, born 7-26-1744, married Susannah (last name not known), parents of Thomas).
Thomas was disowned by the Quakers in 1721 for marrying out of unity. They had at least nine children (see 1850 Census, Indiana):
1.       Solomon, b. in TN. Married Catherine. Living in household of his sister, Sarah Jane Olmstead, in Morrocco, Newton County, IN, in 1860, age 39.
2.       Samuel, b. in 1823 in TN. Died at 22. Grave at Old Pisgah Cemetery.
3.       Mary. Not in 1850 Census. Born in TN
4.       Robert, not in 1850 Census. Born in Indiana.
5.       William, born in 1830 in Indiana.
6.       Martha, a twin. Buried next to Samuel in White County, Indiana.
7.       Sarah Jane, a twin to Martha. She married Starks Olmstead, July 29, 1852, in Indiana. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1831, and died in Beebe, AR, Feb. 7, 1896.
8.       Handford, b. in 1837.
9.       Selinda, b. in 1840.

Thomas Edmondson was a carpenter. He died in Indiana and was buried in the graveyard of a small church about ¼ mile from Mattsville, White County, IN. (Information on Thomas and his family was provided by a descendant, the Rev. Wayne Carr Olmstead, of St. Edmunds’s Episcopal Church, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, to EFAB, No. 75)
Dec. 23, 1821. Samuel Edmondson married Rebeckah Hicks, Knox County. James Hicks Edmondson was born Sept. 16, 1822. They moved to Athens, Limstone County, Alabama.


1827.        Samuel Edmondson, Sr. , married Rebecca White.
Feb. 1, 1828. William Edmondson m. Liley Holt.
Feb. 3, 1828. Francis Edmondson m. Jane Grayson. Samuel Edmondson, b. Oct. 2, 1819, in Knox County, is thought to be his brother. Samuel m. Matilda Greeson, b. in NC, and died May 8, 1889, in Minburn, Iowa. Elias Edmondson is probably another brother.

August 21, 1828. Isaac Edmondson m. Anne Wheeler.
Jan. 21, 1829. James Edmondson m. Frances Monday.

Census of 1830. Sterling Edmondson. Census shows 4 sons. The family moved to Carroll County AR about 1850 where the census of 1860 showed his second wife, Elizabeth, by whom he had John, Samuel and Joseph Edmondson. He is not shown in the 1860 census for some reason but did not die until 1864. His grave is in the New Hope Cemetery in Starkville, Boone County, Arkansas.
His son Martin Luther Edmondson, b. Jan. 26, 1827, married Martha Adeline Roberts. He died May 5, 1870. She was born Feb. 12, 1832, and died Jan. 20, 1921. They are buried in the New Hope Cemetery, Starkville, Boone County. Their fourth child was Benjamin Harvey Edmondson, b. July 12, 1856, who married Artensey Emeline Lokey who was born May 8, 1865. Benjamin died October 29, 1933. She died August 24, 1939. Benjamin Harvey Edmondson and his wife are buried in White Oak Cemetery, Harrison, Arkansas. They had eighteen children many of whom stayed in Boone County. Ada Edmonson Sansing was living at 94, and her sister Eunice Edmonson Clark at 88, in 1977.
Ada died at 104.

July 6, 1830. Thomas Brevard died in Knox County. His Bible showed his birth, Jan. 23, 1773. The Bible listed the marriage of Zebulon Brevard, b. in 1769, in N.C., and Isabelle Edmiston. Ann Brevard, b. Jan. 6, 1766, married David Edmiston. These Brevards were probably children of Zebulon Brevard who was a neighbor of Moses Edmiston and James Edmiston in Burke County, NC. David Edmiston was probably a son of Edmiston whose estate was divided among Moses, John, David, James, George and Samuel Edmiston, and Mary Ann and her husband John Dickson. Land was sold in 1804 to S. Enliner. James, David and Moses were living in TN in 1804 and moved about 1820 to Arkansas from Nashville, TN. (See Clark and Hampstead counties, Arkansas).

1837. Samuel Edmondson Jr. sold most of his land on the north side of Beaver Creek and moved to Rodgersville, Limestone County, AL, near Athens.

Knox County. Census of 1850.
JOHN B. EDMONDSON, 48, b. in TN. Polly, 31, b. in TN. John S., 21. Nancy, 24. James C., 21. Andrew C., 18. William A., 17. Polly E., 14. Martha E., 12. P. 245.

May 1, 1855. John S. Edmondson married Mary E. Ingram.
Dec. 31, 1856. J.C. Edmondson married Elizabeth C. Larew.


April 5, 1860. Polly Emeline Edmondson, daughter of J.B. Edmondson and P.E. Edmondson, died (Tombstone in Washington Pike Presbyterian Church, Knox County). She was born Feb. 28, 1836. (EFAB No. 86, p. 28).
Aug. 15, 1863. E.R.C. Edmonson married P.F. Monroe.
Dec. 9, 1863. Nancy Edmondson married F. Jovenant. (EFAB, No. 86, p. 33)

Knox County, Census of 1870.
Baxter Edmondson, 69, farmer, b. in TN. Martha, 32. James M. Edmondson, 16, both born in TN. Appeared to live near A.C. Edmondson.
A.C. Edmondson, 40; Sarah A. Edmondson, 32. Both born in TN.
M. Edmundson, 35, farmer; Elizabeth, 35. Fanny, 10. Thomas, 5. All b. in TN.
Mary Edmonson, 42. Demarcus, 12. Martha S., 8. Jane, 5. All b. in TN.
Peter B. Edmonson, 43, mulatto. Jane, 17. Sarah Steward, no age. All b. in TN.

1886. Captain John Lucas Thompson, born in 1833, died in Knox County. He had served in the 16th Tennessee Regulars, CSA. He was a son of James P. Thompson and Rachel Shebby Edmondson (daughter of Thomas and Martha Buchanan Edmondson).

March 3, 1891. E.D. Edmiston, b. Jan. 30, 1850, died this date. Tombstone, Zion Church Cemetery.

Knox County Index to Wills. 1792-1926
Solomon Edmonson, Vol. 3, p. 70
E.V. Edmonson, Vol. 5, p. 344.
J.P. Edmondson, Vol. 9, p. 62.
C.A. Edmondson, Vol. 9, p. 541.
David Edmondson, Vol. 11, p. 442.

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Oct. 16, 1839. John Edmonson married Milley Stephens.


Lawrence County.

1820 Census.
John Edmundson
Robert Edmundson
James Edmundson


May 4, 1823. Power of Attorney from John Edmundson to William Edmundson. Book A, p. 116. “Know all men by these presents that I John Edmundson of the Western District of the State of Tenn….appoint Wiliam Edmundson of the County of Buncombe and the State of North Carolina my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and to my use to ask and demand and sue and recover and receive of and from the administrators of Michael Israel deceased… In witness hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of February 1823.” (Provided by Walter A. Woods, Carrollton, Georgia, EFAB, No. 73).

Nov. 4, 1826. A deed of gift was registered on this date by which Robert Paton of Buncombe County, NC, gave a slave girl Bamby to his grandson Robert Edmundson, son of Paton’s daughter Rebecca Edmundson. He refers to Robert Edmundson’s brothers and sisters but does not name them. The deed was dated Dec. 7, 1825, and was attested in Lawrence County by Abner Bergin. Deeds B, pp. 154-156.
Jan. 30, 1828. Deed of property in Lawrence County from James Edmundson to Robert Robson. James was the husband of Rebecca Patton Edmundson. He was named in a suit by his brother William against James, David Crockett and Abner Burgin in 1835. James Edmundson, Crockett and Burgin moved westward to Gibson County TN by 1833, as did Michael Edmundson.

July 14, 1830. In Sevier County, AR, John Edmondson, minor son of James Edmondson, asked the court to name James Burke his guardian, John’s father was deceased. John had minor siblings: William, Nancy, Elizabeth. The children were born in TN. Eizabeth Edmondson was apparently their mother. James Burke died in 1834. William Wyatt and John Edmondson were securities for his guardianship. John Edmondson lived in Sevier County, AR, in 1850, and in Polk County, AR, in 1860, and had at least three children: Sarah, b. in 1844. John Wesley, b. in 1849. Franklin, b. in 1860.
William Edmondson, b. about 1815 in TN, died by 1859. He married Barbara _______, b. in 1817 in SC. They had daughters Mary and Nancy who lived with their brother John in 1860 in Sevier County. The five children of William and Barbara:
1.       John, b. in 1834 in Sevier County. Married Harriet Burns in Sevier County, 1860.
2.       Anna, b. in 1836. Married Zach Davis in 1853.
3.       Elizabeth, b. in 1838/39. Married (1) Gregory Burns and (2) Zebulon Humphrey.
4.       4. Mary, b. in 1842. Married twice. Second husband was William G. Davis.
5.       Nancy, b. in 1846. Married (1) John Higgins and (2) Joseph Ayers, 1869.

1850 Census. MARY EDMESTON, 85, b. in PA; Sarah, 42, b. in TN. P. 645.

JOHN EDMISTON, 48, b. in TN. Charlotte, 29, b. in TN. Henry, 6. Milton, 5. Martha, 4. Alexander, 1. All born in TN. P. 157.
MARY EDMISTON, 80, b. in NC. Sarah, 32, b. in TN. P. 585.
SAMUEL H. EDMISTON, 51, b. in TN. Matilda D., 44, b. in TN. Alfred M., 7. Sarah E.J., 5. Thomas M. McBride, 20. James W. Edmiston, 53, b. in TN. P. 585.
WILLIAM A. EDMISTON, 43, b. in TN. Margaret, E., 42, b. in TN. Jasper N., 18. William S., 9. Nancy E., 6. Martha A., 4. Joseph L., 2. P. 588.

(A descendant of William A. Edmiston, Bobby Alford of Lawrenceburg, TN, provided information to EFAB No. 32, that William A. Edmiston was born in 1807, son of J.E. Edmiston and Mary Edmiston. William married Margaret Dickson, born in 1811. William A.’s sister Mary P. Edmiston, 1806-1876, married Isaac W. Alford. Their son Robert Newton Alford (1840-1915) married his first cousin, Martha Ann Edmiston, William A.s daughter. Mr. Alford owned a diary of William S. Edmiston, from the Civil War, brother of Martha Ann.

!870 Census, Lawrence County.
M.E. Edmiston, female, 63. Nancy E.,25. Joseph, 22. All b. in TN.
Samuel H. Edmiston, 72. Sarah E.J., 26. Mary M, 23. Mary A.. and Isabel, twins, 1. All b. in TN.
Samuel D. Edmonson, 64, b. in TN. Esther A., 50, b. in NC. Nancy M., 35. William A., 21; Eliza A., 17. Lauretta, 14. All b. in TN.
Samuel Edmonson, 39. Martha T.E., 37. Martha,13. Samuel, 11. Smitha A., 7. William C., 4. John C.B., 1. All born in TN. Son-in-law James R. Faust and daughter Mary E. Faust, 16. (This family was in Giles County in the 1860 Census).

1880 Census.
Samuel Edmonson and wife Martha. Children: William, 14. John, 10. Thomas, 7. Charles, 5. All born in TN.

Lewis County.
1850 Census.
SAMUEL D. EDMISTON, 44, b. in TN. Esther A., 28, b. in NC. Nancy M., 15. John F., 13. Joseph N., 6. William A., 2. Eliza A., 3 months. P. 777.

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tennessee.

1794. William and Thomas Edmondson received land. William Edmonson was on Norris Creek early.

1810.        William and Thomas Edmiston were on a land entry.
Thomas Edmiston/Edmondson was an early settler of Davidson County, TN, near Nashville. His son William Edmiston/Edmondson was born in Virginia or in Tennessee, Nov. 29, 1783. William’s mother was Martha Buchanan Edmondson. William was reared in Davidson County where he signed a bond Feb. 15, 1810, for $1250 for his marriage to Elizabeth Benge. His uncle Robert Edmondson and a kinsman named William Black stood surety. William and his new bride, “Bess”, settled on some of his father’s land in Lincoln County near the Elk River and Cane Creek. Four children were born there:
1.       Hugh McClung Edmondson
2.       Obediah Benge Edmondson
3.       Mary Holmes Edmondson
4.       Sarah Edmondson.

William died in the 1820’s, the last documentary evidence of him dated January, 1822. His father died August 2, 1824, leaving some Lincoln County land to his minor grandsons Hugh and Obadiah but making no mention of William in his will. This property was administered by William Blount Benge, their uncle, who was married to William Edmondson’s sister Agnes (Nancy).
Bess Benge Edmondson continued to live at Cane Creek near her Buchanan, d Edmondson, Lewis and Martin relatives. Her sons were often away. She wrote letters to Obadiah describing events in her life. She died about 1844, possibly as late as 1850. (See: HERITAGE OF LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE).



Feb. 11, 1810. General William Campbell Edmiston married Feb. 11, 1810, in Bristol, Tennessee, Elizabeth (Betsy) Stewart, daughter of John or James Stewart and Rosannah Beatty. She was born Oct. 16, 1791, in Washington County, VA, on the site of Emory and Henry College. Her father was a noted teacher from Scotland. She died in Lincoln County, May 6, 1839. GWC Edmiston was named for General William Campbell and was not a general himself. Born in Washington County, VA, Nov. 18, 1785, son of Col William Edmiston and his second wife Elizabeth Kennedy, he was deeded land by his father April 28, 1809 on the same date his siblings received land. They were: Samuel, Robert, Thomas, William, Jr., Margaret Harrell, Esther Kennedy, Mary McCann (McEwen), Patsy Gillespie, Elizabeth Edmiston, Sally Edmiston, Catey Moffet Edmiston.
GWC and Elizabeth Edmiston came to Lincoln County about 1817 to claim land near Howell granted to his grandfather for services as an officer in the Revolution. GWC’s second wife was Sally Dobbins, Nov. 1842. All of his children are of the first marriage:
1.       Rosanna Edmiston, b. Jan. 22, 1811. Married Joseph G. Smith, Jan. 19, 1841. Lincoln County. At least one child: William Campbell Smith.
2.       Eliza Edmiston, b. Dec. 25, 1812. Married William Olds or Old. Died in 1887. Eight children. See EFAB, No. 34.
3.       John Stewart Edmiston, b. Feb. 29, 1815. Married Dec. 12, 1852, Margaret Elizabeth Harrald, daughter of Russell T. and Elizabeth Forsyth Harreld of Warren County, KY. His biography is in Goodspeed’s LINCOLN COUNTY. His son, William Campbell Edmiston, wrote a family account which provided much of the information in this article. A grandson, William Campbell Edmiston, Jr. wrote a book of reminiscences of his life in Lincoln County: THE FAT OF THE LAND, published in 1958, St. Augustine, Florida. Children of John Stewart Edmiston: William Campbell Edmiston, b. Jan. 23, 1854. Died in 1936; John Herrold Edmiston, married Edna Hall in 1883, died Jan. 25, 1925; Clara Edmiston, born in 1858 and died unmarried in 1945; Mary E. Edmiston, married the Rev. _____Fuller; Catherine T. Edmiston; Robert R. Edmiston, 1866-1920; Sidney Thomas Edmiston, 1872-1919; married Daisy McClain.
4.       William Edmiston, b. July 18, 1817. Died about 1882, Giles County, TN. Married Susan Hall, born about 1827. They lived on a farm near Bethany. Children: Eliza, died at 3; Infant, died at 2 of diphtheria; Mary Cowen Edmiston, teacher, died unmarried in 1928, Wichita Falls, Texas; Sallie Edmiston, married ____Drewry; Samuel Edmiston, died in 1881, Wildwood, FL; Josephine Edmiston, m. Dr. J.F. Read, died about 1924; Jennie Edmiston, m. Archibald B. Newman; Armena Orlena Edmiston, m. Ben Watson; William Campbell Edmiston, m. Estelle Martha Boyd, Marshall County, TN; James Thomas Edmiston, d. in the 1880’s; Robert Lee Edmiston, b. Jan. 7, 1864, m. Sue McCracken; Emma Edmiston, d. at 18; Charles Perry Edmiston, d. at 21; Madge Edmiston, d. at 19; Andrew Edmiston, died young from drowning.
5.       Katherine Edmiston, b. May 20, 1820. Married (1) John M. Beattie, June 4, 1844, Lincoln County; (2) Steven Hart. She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, TN. One child of first marriage. Five children of second marriage.
6.       Campbell F. Edmiston, b. Sept. 16, 1822. Died Sept. 21, 1768. Married Margaret Elizabeth Ann Buchanan, Lincoln County, who was born Sept. 27, 1827 (1831), and died Jan. 9, 1897. Children: John C. Edmiston, b. May 24, 1851 and died Sept. 2, 1868; James Stewart Edmiston, unmarried; Elizabeth Edmiston, m. Sept. 9, 1891, James Polk Dwiggins.
7.       Martha J. Edmiston, b. March 10, 1825. Married the Rev. James Watson, an Englishman, April 25, 1851, Lincoln County. He established thre Presbyterian churches in Birmingham, Alabama, and was a pastor in Fayetteville, TN, and Belfast, Gadsden and Selma, Alabama. They had one child, Minnie Watson who married Walker Greer.
8.       Mary M. Edmiston, b. Jan. 13, 1828. Died Sept. 19, 1858. M. Joseph N. Greer, Sept. 25, 1847, Lincoln County. One child: Marion Greer who married Minnie Butler of Salada, Texas.
9.       Josephine L. Edmiston, b. Aug. 21, 1832. Married Sam A. Slaughter, Aug. 9, 1854, Lincoln County. Their daughter, Maud Slaughter, married Jobe Going of Birmingham, Alabama.
10.       Thomas H. Edmiston, b. Aug. 27, 1835, and died young, unmarried.

GWC Edmiston was a Captain in the Lincoln County Militia in 1829. He donated land from his farm for the Unity Presbyterian Church and Cemetery where he was an elder and where he and his wife, Elizabeth Stewart Edmiston, were buried.

See: EFAB No. 34. Also, HERITAGE OF LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE.

1814.       Robert Edgbert Edmondson was born in Lincoln County. He married Sophia Blackmore in Lincoln County in 1838. Their daughter Catherine Ann Edmondson, married Abraham Milliken. These Edmondsons moved to the area of Abilene, Texas, around 1900.
1820 Census.
Alexander Edmiston
David Edmiston
James Edmiston (Dr. Howard V. Jones thought he was from Abbeville County, S.C.)
John Edmiston
(Was William Edmondson in this census? He should be).

1827.       Deeds G-1, p. 515. Alexander Cowan sold land on the Flint River to John Edmiston. Witnesses were David Edmiston and James Edmiston. When the deed was recorded, David had died. James Edmondson, John Edmondson, Jr., and Alexander Edmiston testified that David Edmiston, now deceased, had witnessed the deed. John Edmiston was a Revolutionary soldier from S.C. He moved on to Jackson County, Alabama, before 1830.
David Edmiston was also from S.C., born about 1755, son of David Edmiston and Jane Miller Edmiston who lived in Augusta County, Virginia, until they moved to NC where the elder David died about 1766. The widow obtained a grant in S.C. to which she moved with her five children. There she married John Sansom and had five more children before Sansom was killed in 1780 in the Revolution.
The five Edmiston children, grandchildren of David “Turk” Edmiston of Augusta County, VA, were:
1.       David Edmiston (“the Third”), b. by 1755 who died in Lincoln County. He married Margaret H. Logan, said to be a cousin in a Sansom letter quoted by Dr. Howard Jones. He served in the Revolution and went with his brothers first to Blount County, TN. One known son was James who married his cousin, Jane M. Edmiston.
2.       Alexander who was living in Lincoln County in 1827 and apparently single.
3.       Ann who married David Prestley.
4.       John,born Feb. 13, 1761/62, who died in Fulton County, Illinois, in 1847. He married Elizabeth Robinson in Washington County, VA, said also to be a cousin in the Sansom letter. He was a Revolutionary veteran and has an extensive pension file. He lived briefly after the war in NC, then in Blount County, TN, then in Jackson County, AL, and finally in Fulton Co., Ill. He had two known sons, John, b. about 1800 and William, b. about 1809.
(See EFAB, No. 56, p. 68).
5. James, born in NC, Feb. 13, 1765. Died in Edgar County, Illinois, Feb. 7,
1752. He married Nancy Keown and had nine known children.

A major reason some families moved far south to the backcountry of SC and NC was the British policy forbidding settlement west of the headwaters of rivers flowing to the Atlantic in the 1760’s. When this was lifted, settlers resumed westward migration. Two other sons of David “Turk” Edmiston, William and Moses Edmiston, and possibly John, moved to the same area of SC where Jane Miller Edmiston/Sansom settled. Alexander and Rachel Logan sold land in Augusta County, VA, in 1763. A man by this name lived near the Edmistons in SC. William and Moses might have moved back to Virginia, to Washington County, as William Edmiston Sr. arrived there in 1775 and Moses Edmiston in 1778. However, another Moses Edmiston, in Burke County, NC, might be David “Turk” Edmiston’s son.



1825. Joseph A. Edmondson was born about 1825 in Lincoln County, TN, according to the 1850 Census of Edgar County, Illinois, was living in Edgar County in 1850 with his parents, James R. Edmonson, 48, farmer, born in Abbeville District, SC, and Nancy, 44, born in Blount County, TN. Other children of Joseph and Nancy were: Eliza, 21, Sarah, 19, Joel, 17, all born in Lincoln County; Mary A., 14, Nancy, 12, born in Partman, Indiana; Henry C., 10, Emily, 8, born in Owens, Indiana; Adaline, 4, born in Vigo, Indiana.

1830 Census.
Alexander Edmiston
Alexander Edmiston
David Edmiston (See the 1820 Census of Rockbridge County, VA)
James Edmiston
Eliz. Edmiston (widow of William Edmiston/Edmondson).

John Edmiston, Revolutionary soldier from Abbeville District, S.C., moved to Lincoln County from Blount County, TN, and lived in Lincoln for 16 years before moving on to Jackson County, AL, according to his pension application in 1833. He was shown in the 1830 Census of Jackson County. (See EFAB, No. 121, p. 4).
His application said he was born Feb. 13, 1761/62 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He moved from Jackson County, Alabama, to Randolph County, Illinois, where he died in late February, 1850. He named in his will his sons: Abner, John and Robert; sons-in-law Sylvester Curtis and Daniel McIntyre; daughters Rhoda and Susan. Wife Jane and “their children”: Margaret, MaryAnn and Jane.


Lincoln County Court Records, `1830-1833.
Captain Edmiston is mentioned, page 97-272.
C. Edmiston, p. 274. C.D. Edmiston, p. 380. Capt. C.H. Edmiston, p. 267, 330.
Cammel Edmiston, p. 268. Charles Edmiston, no page. Campbell Edmiston, p. 49, 237, 243, 256, 268. William Edmiston, p. 598.

1834. Samuel D. Edmonson, b. in Pendleton District SC about 1808, is reported to have lived in Lincoln County when his daughter Elizabeth J. was born about 1834. Another daughter, Mary A.G., was born there about 1835. The family moved to Putnam County where Eliza A. was born about 1837, James H., about 1839, and Sarah H. about 1842. They moved on to Owen County, Indiana, whre Martha was born about 1844 and Adaline about 1847. They moved on to Edgar County, Illinois, where Ellen was born in 1850. They are shown in the census of 1850 in Edgar County. Who were his parents?

July 25, 1834. An article in the “Randolph Recorder”, Randolph, Tipton County, Tennessee, 16 miles west of Covington:
“Deaths by Lightning. The Fayetteville Tennessee Yeoman gives an account of the deaths of Thomas, son of William Edmonston, Esq., of that county (Lincoln) and three slaves, by lightning. They were in a barn garnering wheat when struck, which was struck by the fluid and entirely consumed. “.

1840 Census.
Alexander Edmiston

1841. James L. Edmiston, 19, is listed in the 1850 Census of Edgar County, Illinois, which says he was born in Lincoln County, TN. where his brother David G., 17, and sister, Margaret H., 15, were also born. Their parents were James Edmiston, 52, a minister, born in Abbeville District, SC, and Jane M., 50, born in Pendleton, SC. Other children were: Mary Jane, 13, and Joseph M. 9, born in Putnam County, Indiana.


March, 1847. Mary Edmiston and Joseph Greer were married. He was son of Joseph Greer who was born in PA in 1754 and came to Tennessee in 1790 and Mary Harmon Greer. Joseph and Mary Edmiston Greer had one child, born Sept. 13, 1858. Mary died soon after childbirth. They had lived in Petersburg and Fayetteville. (History of Tennessee, by Goodspeed, 1886).
Joseph Greer, Sr., settled on his “vast domain” on Cane Creek near Petersburg and was a gallant defender of Watauga Station in 1769. He was a hero of Kings Mountain and carried news of the victory to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He was six feet seven inches tall and dressed like an aristocratic Virginia gentleman.

1850 Census. Henry C. Edmiston, 22, b. in TN. p. 16.
ALEXANDER EDMONDSON, 56, b. in VA. Margaret, 68, b. in KY. Mary, 23. Elizabeth, 21. Eveline, 19. William, 18. Iby, 14. Alexander, 12. P. 151.
CAMBELL EDMONDSON, 27, b. in TN. P. 258.
CHARLES EDMONSON, 50, b. in TN. Louisa, 35, b. in GA. Mary, 17. Martha, 15. Louisa, 13. Andy, 11. Margaret, 9. Elizabeth, 7. Frances, 3. George, 6 mo. P.212.
JOHN EDMONSON, 30, b. in TN. Mary, 21. Robert, 1. John Ellicott, 30. All born in TN. P. 318.
JOHN EDMONDSON, 32, b. in VA. Martha, 25. Sarah, 16. Thomas, 12. Catherine Beaty, 36. Virginia, 4. Josiah Murdac, 21, b. in TN. P. 267.
M.S. EDMONSON, 32, b. in TN. Mary, 28, b. in TN. Powhattan, 3. Anny Williams, 44. Five Williams children. P. 280.
R.E. EDMONDSON, 30, b. in TN. Sophia, 33, b. in TN. Thomas, 10. Andrew, 8. Joseph, 6. Catherine, 4. Robert, 2. P. 370.

Dec. 13, 1852. J.S. Edmiston married Margaret E. Harreld, daughter of Russell T. and Eliza Forsythe Harreld of Kentucky. Margaret was born Jan. 16, 1833. J.S. Edmiston was born in Washington County, VA, in 1815, of a large family. His parents were G.W.C. and Elizabeth Steward Edmiston, natives of Virginia. His father was born in 1785 and died in 1847. His mother was born in 1791 and died in 1839. J.S. Edmiston came to Tennessee with his parents in 1837. He was educated in local schools and about age 23 bought 140 acres near Swan Creek. Four years later he bought out the heirs of the family farm and lived there until 1886 on 400 acres of good improved land. He was a Democrat who opposed secession. His grandfather, William Edmiston of Virginia, was a Captain in the Revolution and had two brothers killed at Kings Mountain.
J.S. and Margaret Edmiston had seven children: William C., John H., Clara, Mary E., Catherine, Robert R., and Thomas S. The family were members of the old Presbyterian Church of Petersburg, TN. (History of Tennessee: Biographical Sketches of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin and Moore Counties, by Goodspeed, 1886).

Chilcott and Edmondson ran a tavern in Lincoln County in the 1850’s.

1861.       Will of Robert E. Edmondson, Will Book 2, p. 340. Lincoln County.


Sept. 20, 1868. Campbell Franklin Edmiston died in Lincoln County and was buried at Unity Cemetery, Howell , TN. He was born Sept. 16, 1822, in the same county, and married Aug. 1, 1850, Martha Elizabeth Ann Buchanan. She was born Sept. 27, 1831, in Lincoln and died many years after Campbell, Jan. 9, 1897. Her grave is beside his. Campbell and Elizabeth grew up on adjoining farms near Blakeville and attended services together at Unity Presbyterian Church at Howell, with many other Scotch-Irish who migrated from Washington County, VA and from Kentucky. They farmed at Blakeville all their days and had three children born there:
1.       John Campbell Edmiston, b. May 24, 1851, and died Sept. 2, 1868, of congestive chill.
2.       James Stewart (Toker) Edmiston, b. August 18, 1853, and died in 1929 (he farmed and served as Blakeville postmaster from August 7, 1894, to June 20, 1897.)
3.       Sarah Elizabeth Edmiston, b. March 18, 1856, and died in Lincoln County, Jan. 7, 1926. She is buried at Old Orchard Church Cemetery, Petersburg, Lincoln County. She married James Polk Dwiggins.

Campbell Edmiston’s father was General William Campbell (GWC or Campbell) Edmiston who was born Nov. 18, 1785, Glade Springs, Washington County, VA.
(See HERITAGE OF LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE. Information provided by Julie Clark Ansel, of Nashville, Tennessee).

1869.       Obadiah Benge Edmondson, born March 31, 1813, moved his surviving family to Ellis County, Texas. His parents were William and Elizabeth Benge Edmondson. He married Bethia Lyne Colville, daughter of Nutty White and Young Colville of Warren County, March 18, 1841. They appear to have lived in Warren for a few years where Colville (Tobe) and Amanda Elizabeth were born. Obadiah worked as an overseer in Giles County in 1860, but the family might have lived in nearby Lincoln County. They had six children in 1860: Mary Catherine, Warner Elmore, Ann Colville, William Amzi. One son, Hugh McClung Edmondson, died young and was buried in the churchyard at First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville. The Civil War years were difficult. Obadiah had a hotel where the family might have lived. When news of the Battle of Shiloh arrived, Colville (Tobe) enlisted in Peter Turney’s Regiment, CSA, in which Tobe’s cousin, Felix Grundy Buchanan, was a major. Tobe fought in the Battle of Seven Pines and was captured at Gettysburg with other Lincoln County men. He was imprisoned at Fort Delaware, wounded. He managed to escape, returned to duty and fought at Chickamauga. He was wounded again at Nance’s Mill in 1864 and was again captured. He was sentenced to be hanged as a spy. In the meantime, Obadiah was jailed at Tullahoma by the Federal command and accused of “giving aid and comfort to the enemy”, meaning giving food to Confederate soldiers, sons of his friends. His two older daughters, Lizzie and Kate, were imprisoned for refusing to ride escort for Union officers. Belle Edmondson, Obediah’s cousin, was a famous Confederate spy. Soon after Kate and Lizzie were released, the family home burned. Tobe’s plight called for action. Obediah and Bethia gathered signatures from Fayetteville citizens swearing to Tobe’s good character and petitioning for his release. White and Colville relatives lent their support. Armed with documents and a letter from Andrew Johnson (later President), Obediah and Bethia made a dread-ful wartime trip to Washington. They were helped there by influential Tennesseans. Return J. Meigs, whose father and grandfather had a close association with the Benges, was instrumental in getting Bethia in to see President Lincoln. She saw him three times in three months. He told her Tobe would be pardoned, pending proof of his status as a soldier. This was provided by Major Felix Grundy Buchanan, then in command of the regiment.

Obediah and Bethia returned to their devastated home and Tobe came back in May, 1865. Bethia died by September, 1865, age 44, and was buried beside her son Hugh. Tobe commissioned a memorial window for her in the early 1900’s which is in the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church. Obediah married a second wife in 1882, the widow Frances Lowe Brewer. He died in Texas at 89 years, Nov. 10, 1902. Only one of the children of Obediah and Bethia returned to Lincoln County. Tobe was there in 1905 for the Confederate Reunion and to visit his home and friends. At that time, only Ann and Elmore were still living.
All except Hugh lived and died in Ellis County where many descendants may be found today. Obediah was a well educated man, trained as a gentleman but an expert woodsman, too. He was very tall, with black hair, high cheekbones and piercing blue eyes. (See: HERITAGE OF LINCOLN COUNTY TENNESSEE).



Census of 1870. (EFAB, No. 80)

J.S. Edmondson, 54. Margaret, 38. William, 16. John, 14. C., 11, female. Mary, 9. Catherine, 6. Robert, 3. All born in TN.
M.E.A. Edmondson, 39, female. James, 16. Sarah, 14. All born in TN.

S.M. Edmondson, 50, white female. R.C. 19, and W.V., 10, sons. All b. in TN.
J.A. Edmondson, 24. Nancy, 34. L.G., 3, female. M.L., 1, female. Nancy and children born in S.C.
A.K. Edmondson, 29. Jane, 31. Maggie, 24. John, 18. I.D., 15, female. Polley, 12. All born in TN.

A.R. Edmondson, 27. Mary A., 25. Della, 4. Mary H., 4 months. All b. in TN.
Milton Edmondson, 51, wagonmaker. Charlott, 41. James, 18. John, 15. Sarah, 10. Mary, 4. All b. in TN.

1871. Julia Edmondson, b. in 1871 in Lincoln County, is buried in Citizens Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. She died in 1892.




Madison County, Tennessee.
1822. Will of Robert Edmonson, Will Book 15, p. 16. Madison County.
1855. Will of Wiley Edmundson, Will Book 6, p. 76. Madison County.


MARSHALL COUNTY, TENNESSEE

May, 1837. Court minutes. Articles of agreement by distributors of the estate of John Wilks, deceased, were signed by William Wilks, John Wilks, Betty Moore, Jeremiah Holt, Morgan Fitzpatrick and Joseph G. Edmundson. Certain negroes and money from the estate would be divided by the commissioners named. Two minors under the guardianship of William and John Wilks, Malinda and Blackstone Bills, would receive shares. Joseph G. Edmondson and William G. Wilk received a negro male named Phillip valued at $800 and a proportionate share of money to equalize each share.
December, 1837. Court Minutes. Ordered by the court that Joseph G. Edmondson be appointed overseer of the road in room of John D. Calvat & that he have the former hands.
(Joseph Grissom Edmondson was a son of Philip Edmondson, Jr. of Halifax County, Viirginia, and had moved to Tennessee in the early 1820’s. Many of his family lived in Bedford County.

1900 Census. Philip Edmondson, son of Bryant A. Edmondson and Adelia Edmondson, b. July, 1885, lived in Civil District 17.


MAURY COUNTY, TN. Columbia is the county seat.

Robert Walton Edmondson, son of Andrew Jackson Edmondson, is stated by descendants to have been born in Maury County in 1819. He was in Monroe County, MS, by 1847, when he married there. Andrew Jackson and his brother William Edmondson moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi, by 1840. Andrew Jackson was born in 1793. son of Lt. Robert Edmondson who had fought at Kings Mountain and Isabella Buchanan. Lt. Robert Edmondson was a son of William Edmiston who married Agnes Holmes and lived in Washington County, Virginia. The Civil War heroine, Belle Edmondson, was a daughter of Andrew Jackson Edmondson.

1810-1811. Maury County Court Minutes, Book 2. Deed of conveyance from John Fly to William Edmondson for 182 acres. (Maury Genealogist, Vo. I, 1972). William Edmundson had land on Leeper’s Creek, was age 76 in 1843.
John Edmondson lived on the road leading from Lick Creek to Pond Spring.
Farris U. Edmiston was living in Maury in 1811. (See Maury Genealogist, Vol. 2, 1973).

Jan. 21, 1810. Council Hudspeth married Parnita Edmundson in Maury County. She was a daughter of William Edmondson and his first wife. See 1850 Census for Hudspeth, age 64.

Debbie Harrison of Lake Oswego Oregon wrote in 1994 to William Edmundson of EFAB about William Edmondson of Maury County, TN. She believed him to be a son of Bryant Edmondson of Onslow County. The Edmondson Bible to which she had access gave William of Maury’s birth date as Aug. 11, 1766. Bryant of Onslow died about 1770. The State Census of N.C., 1784-87, showed William of Onslow to be living alone, one white male 21-60. Debbie thinks William married soon and had several children of his first marriage: (1) Parnita, born March 14, 1788 who married Council Hudspeth in Maury County, Jan. 21, 1810, naming one son Bryant Hudspeth; (2) Rhody Edmondson, b. Oct. 5, 1789, married Davis Mays March 30, 1822, in Maury and died Oct. 13, 1825; (3) William P. Edmondson, b. Feb. 14, 1791. William is shown in the 1790 and 1800 censuses of Onslow. Debbie thinks William married Grace Edwards as his second wife, May 26, 1801, in Onslow, with Lemuel Doty, bondsman, and Nathaniel Loomis as witness. William Edmondson appears in Maury County, TN records about 1810 when James Doty shows up in the same area. The association of a Doty in TN and a Doty in Onslow Co., N.C., with William is suggestive. William witnessed a deed in Onslow in 1803 but is not shown in the 1810 Census there. He is shown in the 1850 Census of TN, age 84, living with son, Joseph B. Edmondson. (See Letter, June 5, 1994, to William Edmundson, copy in file of Stephen W. Edmondson).
A posting on Edmondson GenForum, Dec. 1998, from Dorothy Boardman statee she was a great-granddaughter of Joseph Burns Edmondson, son of William. William was born Aug. 11, 1766, in New Bern, NC, she wrote. She believed William’s second wife to be Fanny Burns. She mentioned William Pink Edmondson, who was adopted, and who had James, b. in 1813; Rachel, b. in Tn who married Jesse Woninal; Dexter; Millie May. SWE. Jan. 2009.


1816. James Edmondson was a witness in a state case in which William Magill was accused of murder.
March 19, 1818. Andrew Jackson Edmondson m. Jane Scott Walton. She was born Nov. 28, 1801, his first wife. Their son, Robert Walton Edmondson, was born June 3, 1819, in Maury County. Jane died June 23, 1819. Andrew Jackson Edmondson was born in Davidson County, TN, April 3, 1793, and died in Shelby County, TN, April 30, 1872. Robert Walton Edmondson died April 28, 1876, in Shelby County.

1820 Census.
James Edmondson. 1 male over 45. 2 males 16-26. 1 male 16-18. 3 males under 10. 1 female over 45. 2 females 16-26. 2 females 10-16. 1 female under 10. (Some think this man is “Hotel James” who was born in Winchester, Frederick County, VA, and lived in Staunton, Virginia, for many years. This is not proved but likely). See also Davidson County, Tennessee.

1820-1821. Survey Book A, 8th Surveyor’s District. James and John Edmiston were chain carriers for several surveys in these years.
Dec. 23, 1823. Andrew Jackson Edmondson m. Mary Ann Howard. (She is alleged to have been born in Sampson County, NC, Dec. 25, 1800. One source gives the marriage date as Dec. 23, 1822. She died Aug. 2, 1861, in Memphis.
Her parents were Edmund Howard and Edith Murphy Howard. She was Andrew Jackson Edmondson’s second wife.

1823 Tax List. Samuel Edminston, 1 WP; John Edmondson, 1 WP; James E. Edmiston, 1 WP; Wm. Edmondson, Jr., 1 WP.

1824 Tax List.
William Edmondson, Sr.; William Edmondson, Jr.; Samuel Edmiston.

Jan. 18, 1827. June Edmonson m. John Pickard.
Aug. 28, 1827. John H. A. Edmiston m. Barbara White.

May 5, 1828. A report of an examination of Mary S. Robinson was signed before William Edmondson and William Kersey, Justices of the Peace. Robinson, a single woman, “saith she hath been delivered of a mail child which child was born a bastard and on oath that Alden C. Bullock, merchant of said county, is the father of said child”. (Maury Genealogist, Vol. I, 1972. mau
Oct. 21, 1829. Samuel Edmonson m. Margarette Edmonson.
1832 Tax List.
Joseph Edmondson, 124 acres
John Edmondson, no land listed.

Aug. 15, 1833. Joseph B. Edmondson m, Elizabeth Clendenan.

The Columbia Observer began to publish in Maury County about 1834. An ad, date needed, for “Columbia Inn” informed readersc: “J. Edmondson takes pleasure in informing his friends & the public that he has taken his house again on the north side of the Public Square & is prepared to receive and entertain genteel company. Owing to the hard times, he has reduced the price of living”. hasfin

1834-35. William Edmondson was prosecutor in a case of State vs. Henry Trent, for libel.

May 24, 1837. Maury County Chancery Court Record. Martha G. Edmondson, 49, gave deposition at the house of Thomas Edmondson, Montgomery County, Tennessee, as to her knowledge of Capt. Charles Sallard of Person County, NC, and conversations about dispositions of certain slaves. Martha G. Edmondson appears to be a daughter of Charles Sallard and wife of Thomas Edmondson. See Montgomery County.

Dec. 8, 1837. James M. Edmondson m. Angeline O’Riley. (He was son of James Edmondson of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, and grandson of Thomas Edmondson of Frederick County VA and Pendleton District, SC.).

1838.       Will of John Edmondson, Will Book Y, p. 150, Maury County.
James W. Edmiston and Samuel H. Edmiston were administrators of the estate of John Edmiston, April 5, 1840. (EFAB, No. 72. No source given).

Jan. 17, 1839. Samuel D. Edminston m. Esther Gatland.

April 16, 1840. Deeds X-1, p. 258. James Edmondson sold one slave, Isaac, to William and Joseph Rankin.
Deeds X-1, p. 475. Pleasant Nelson sold to James Edmondson two lots in the town of Columbia for $12,000.

1840 Census, Maury County. Index shows James H. Edmondson. His near neighbors were Hill, Dale, Kirk, White, Kissel, Cahall. P. 315.
James Edmondson is listed on p. 318. Near neighbors are Houston, Vooreheis, Farney, Rankin, Thompson, Norman.

Nov. 19, 1840. The Columbia Inn, J. Edmondson, Proprietor, was advertised in a Maury County newspaper. The Columbia Observer began to publish in Maury County about 1834. The ad for “Columbia Inn” informed reader: “J. Edmondson takes pleasure in informing his friends & the public that he has taken his house again on the north side of the Public Square & is prepared to receive and entertain genteel company. Owing to the hard times, he has reduced the price of living”. Maury County Newspapers, 1810-44, The Columbia Observor, by Jill K. Garrett). (See also Davidson County, TN).

1841, July 18. Will of James M. Edmondson, Will Book Z, p. 260. Maury County.
Mentions wife Rebecca Angeline Edmondson and one daughter Fanny Gertrude. Executor was W.J. Dale. Sale of property 23 June, 1842. (EFAB, No. 72. No source given).
James Moseby Edmondson, Jr. was born Nov. 15, 1817, son of James and Elizabeth Edmondson. He died in Columbia, Oct. 15, 1841. His grave is in Rose Hill Cemetery. He married Dec. 7, 1837, in Maury County, Angeline O’Reilly, born in 1821. They had one daughter, Frances, who married Armstrong and was an heir of James Edmondson in 1853. Angeline O’Reilly Edmondson died Jan. 14, 1893, age 72. Her daughter Fanny Armstrong was living at the time.

Dec. 16, 1841. Tennessee Democrat. Notice that the estate of James M. Edmondson, deceased, is insolvent. W.J. Dale, executor.

March 2, 1842. Settlement of the administration of the estate of James M. Edmiston by Thomas F. Fleming. (EFAB, No. 72. No source given)

March 20, 1842. Samuel H. Edmiston m. Matilda Harrison.
August 30, 1842. Settlement of the administration of the estate of James Edminston by Samuel Baker.
Dec. 29, 1842. John Edmondson m. Charlotte Barnes.
Jan. 27, 1843. Isabella Edmondson m. Overton Cartwright.

April 4, 1843. Probate Deeds, Book A, 1822-1852. County Court Minutes. William J. Dale was executor of James M. Edmondson, deceased. Bond posted.
(Maury Genealogist, Vol. 3, by Jill Garrett. Reprinted in 1987).

Oct. 1, 1843. Will of Gooding Mays, Sr. was witnessed by William Edmondson

Jan. 21, 1849. James N. Edmiston m. Margaret M. Dixon.

Census of 1850. JOSEPH B. EDMONSON, 37, b. in TN. Elizabeth. 32, b. in NC. William, 14. Fanny, 12. Thomas, 6. Greene E., 4. Margaret, 1. William Edmonson, 84. P. 380. (Son of William Edmondson, thought to be from Onslow County NC, son of Bryant Edmondson of Onslow and grandson of Bryant Edmondson of Caroline County, Virginia, and Halifax County, NC).

Sept. 28, 1850. Thomas Edmondson was issued a land warrant, No. 403, for 80 acres, for service as Captain of Belts Company, 4th Regiment of Kentucky Militia, War of 1812. A warrant for 160 acres was issued to Thomas Edmondson, who had served as Lieutenant in Capt. Stockton’s Company, 28th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, War of 1812. Not clear whether these are the same man. (EFAB, No. 72). (Probably the son of James and Elizabeth Edmondson).

Dec. 27, 1851. (Other death dates, source unknown, have been given as March 27, 1851, and 28 April,1852). Thomas Edmondson died intestate in Maury County, leaving a widow Fanny B. and children: Mary Frances, b. about 1826, appears to have married Charles E. Bacchus. Andronia, b. about 1830. Mariah Lousia, born about 1831. Elizabeth, born about 1834/35. ( Davidson County Court Minutes E, p. 325). Charles E. Bachus was made guardian of Elizabeth Edmondson. Davidson County Court Minutes E, p. 325. Thomas, a son of James Edmondson, was born in Winchester, VA, in 1789. His widow, Fanny B., was born in Pennsylvania about 1795.

Jan. 1, 1852. Inventories, Settlements, etc., Book 6, Vol. 2, p. 409. Guardian’s settlement of Mary J., Louisa G., Samuel J., William G. and Margaret H. Kerr, minor heirs of William Kerr, deceased. Mentions hire of Negroes to James M. Edmiston in 1851.

March 16, 1854. Settlements of Guardians. P. 420. Settlement of William Lindsey and David Lindsey, executors of John Lindsey, deceased. Paid S.D. Edmondson $1.44 for making the coffin.

Oct. 16, 1854. Inventories, Settlements, etc. Book 6, Vol. 2. pp. 63-64. Estate settlement of Doctor B. Harrison, deceased, Hugh C. Harrison, executor. Mentions special legacy to Matilda D. Edmiston.

April 11, 1855. Marriage of Joshua J.T. Thomas and Mrs. Mary E. Walker was executed by James N. Edmiston, M.G.

April 27, 1859. Alphonzo J. Armstrong married Fannie G. Edmondson, by R.G. Irvine, M.G. (This appears to be the widow of Thomas Edmondson).

Marriages.
Jan. 21, 1810. Pernita Edmundson and Council Hudspeth
March 9, 1818. Jackson Edmonson and Jane S. Walton
March 30, 1822. Rhody Edmondson and Davis Mays
Dec. 23, 1823. Andrew J. Edmundson and Mary Ann Howard. (His first wife, Jane Walton, died in 1819).
Jan. 18, 1827. Jane Edmonson and John Pickard.
Jan. 12, 1829. Sarah Evans and Jesse Gray. William Edmondson, bondsman.
Feb. 27, 1829. Joseph Edmondson and Jane Ann Wilkes
Oct. 12, 1829. Samuel Edmanson and Margarette Edmonson
Feb. 12, 1832. Sarah C. Edmondson and James Dickson. Father: Samuel Edmondson.
March 13, 1832. John Edmondson and Mary H. Baker
Aug. 15, 1833. Joseph B. Edmondson and Elizabeth Clendenen
Jan. 27, 1834. Isabelle Edmonson and Overton L. Cartwright
Dec. 7, 1837. James M. Edmondson and Angeline O’Reilly
Jan. 16, 1839. Samuel D. Edmiston and Easther A. Gatland
March 21, 1842. Samuel H. Edmiston and Matilda Harrison
Dec. 29, 1842. John Edmiston and Charlotte Barnes. (Dec. 18 ?)
Jan. 4, 1849. James N. Edmiston and Margaret N. Dixson

Published in EFAB, No. 87, 88) .

William Edmondson. In 1850 Census of Maury County, he is 84, b. in NC, living with son Joseph B. Edmondson. Edmondson Family Bible shows he was born Aug. 11, 1766, and died 87 years, 9 months and 2 days old on May 13, 1853. (See Onslow County NC for possible ancestry).

Children of William and his first wife (name needed):
1.       Parnita (Buneten) Edmondson, b. March 14, 1788, in NC. Married Council Hudspeth, Jan. 21, 1810, in Maury County, TN. Shown in 1850 Census, Maury County. Named one son Bryant Hudspeth.
2.       Rhody Edmondson, b. Oct. 5, 1789, in NC. Married Davis Mays, March 30, 1822. Died Oct. 13, 1825, probably in Maury County.
3.       William P. Edmondson, b. Feb. 14, 1791.
Child of William Edmondson and his second wife (name needed):
1.       Joseph B. Edmondson, b. July 28, 1813, in Maury County TN, married Elizabeth Clendenin, Aug. 15, 1833. Died Jan. 29, 1888. Buried in Drake Cemetery, Williamson County, Illinois.

William Edmondson had a grandson named Thomas Edmondson.

Maury County, 1870 Census. EFAB No. 80.
J.W. Edmonson, 30. Mary M., 27. N.D. Wilkes, 12. Wm. Smith, 34. Nancy, 30.
All born in TN.

McMinn County.

Rufus Edmiston, son of Abraham Edmiston and Sarah Ann Boone, was born in this county about 1825. He had brothers William and Harlen. Rufus married Nancy Robertson, b. in TN and died in Missouri. Date of marriage: April 12, 1844. Abraham Edmiston was probably born in NC. See Census of 1850, Dallas County , and 1870, Greene County, MO, for Rufus Edmiston. A son, George Washington Edmiston, was born Dec. 25, 1848. Abraham Edmiston was listed in the Dallas County Census of 1850, living next door to Rufus. Abraham’s wife was Sarah. He was 51, b. in NC. Children at home: William, 18, and Jonathan, 16, b. in TN; Harry, 14, Abraham, 6, and Sarah, 9, b. in MO. Living nearby was Harlen, 23, with wife Prucilla. EFAB, #77.
Census of 1870.
John Edmonson, 46, b. in S.C. Lennie, 38, b. in GA. Mary Jane, 20. Marion, 13. George W., 7. Angelina, 9. John, 3. Sarah, 1. All children born in TN.

Meigs County.
Census of 1850. THOMAS EDMONSON, 35, b. in TN. Emaline, 28, b. in TN. Euclid, 8 (probably Enoch).
Census of 1870. Thomas Edmonson, 59, farmer, b. in TN. Eliza S., 49. Enoch, 28. William, 18. Charles S., 12. Mary J., 8. All b. in TN.
Living next door, listed as Thomas Edmons, 34. Nancy, 19. Newton J., 3. Mary L., 1. All born in TN.

Monroe County.

Allen Edmondson, born about 1813 in Halifax County, VA, was apprenticed at age 8 and ran away from his bond as apprentice at 17. He married about 1828 to Polly Julian, daughter of Isaac Julian. Their first child, Sophronia Edmondson, was born in 1831. He was in Monroe County TN in 1830. He bought a cradle in Knox County TN at an estate auction in 1831. He moved on to Green County, Missouri, where he was living in 1860 with Polly and 6 children, and was in Boone County, Missouri, in 1870. Four children were born in Tennessee: Julian, Alfred, Adeline and ?? Three were born in Missouri. His son Philander had a son named Rufus whose son Rex Edmondson lived in Springfield, Missouri.

The tombstone of Polly Julian says she was born Aug. 12, 1810, and died August 27, 1889.

Census of 1850. WILLIAM EDMONSON, 35, b. in TN. Mary, 34, b. in TN. David, 10. Eliza., 7. Margaret, 5. Amanda, 4. Hester Ann ? P. 730.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tennessee. County seat: Clarkesville.

Formed in 1796.

1789.        Robert Edmonson is in Tennessee County, later Montgomery County. William Edmundson, editor of EFAB for years, stated he was Robert Edmonston, who died in 1799, with sons John and James Edmonston.

1793.       Archibald Edmonson was appointed Ensign in the Tennessee Militia by Governor Blount, as documented in Blount’s papers, in Tennessee County, the territory south of the Ohio River.

1793.       John Edmonson is living in what would be Montgomery County.

Jan. 6, 1795. Archibald Edmonston bought land from Robert Nelson, 320 acres on Parson’s Creek, in Tennessee County, which later became Montgomery.
(See also Logan County, Kentucky, in 1799, and 1800, possibly the same Archibald Edmonston). He bought and sold land from 1803 until 1817 in the Parson’s Creek area. He would almost certainly not be the man who married Nancy Wrenn in Frederick County, Virginia, and is likely the son-in-law of David Merideth who said in his will that his daughter Nancy was married to Archibald Edmonston of Montgomery County, TN. He also mentioned Charles Bradshaw, who had married the late Lorie Merideth , and was another of his heirs. (See EFAB No. 77, p. 18, for details on a court case which mentions these relationships). This suggests Archibald moved to Kentucky at some point. See Weakley, Logan and Christian counties in Kentucky for Edmonstons.

1798. Archibald Edmonston, Robert Edmondson, John Edmonston, James Edmonston are on the Tax List.

1799. Will of Robert Edmondson, Record Book A, p. 31, Montgomery County.
Obituary published June 13, 1829, in NATIONAL BANNER: Mrs. Walter Williss.
First name Salley. Suit by administrators brought Dec. 18, 1856. Heirs and distributees Sept. 1865: Judith Bailey, Gilliam Ezell, George W. Ezell, Thomas Ezell, James Ezell, Ansell Ezell, Isaac Joiner and wife Elizabeth, Robert Gormley and wife Hester, non-residents of Tennessee. Also: Stephen Willis, Lavicy Willis, Susan Willis, Ridley Myrick, Anne Myrick, Betsy Hunt, William Edmondson, Ambrose Edmondson, Orin Tucker and wife, Temperance Woolridge, and Mrs. Sarah Shaw. (William and Ambrose Edmondson were in Warren County, GA in 1820. How were they related to this man? Are these the same men named in the suit?).

Thomas Edmondson, born Jan. 10, 1786, said by Dr. Howard V. Jones to be a son of Benjamin and Mary Edmondson of Lunenburg County, VA, moved to Mongtgomery County, probably about 1815.

A list of siblings of Samuel Edmondson of Lunenberg County in the papers of Robert & Christiana Jones includes:

1.       Constance Edmondson, b. March 6, 1766.
2.       Upton Edmondson, b. May 16, 1767.
3.       Susannah Edmondson, b. Dec. 31, 1768.
4.       Benjamin Edmondson, b. Oct. 9, 1770. Married Martha Tomlinson, May 12, 1791. Surety: Benj. Orgain.
5.       William Edmondson, b. Feb. 10, 1773.
6.       Mary Dunn Edmondson, b. April 16, 1775.
7.       John Edmondson, b. Jan. 26, 1778.
8.       Betsy Edmondson, b. Nov. 23, 1779. Married Daniel Robertson, Oct. 26, 1796.
9.       Nancy Edmondson, b. Jan. 26, 1792.
10.       Tabatha Edmondson, b. March 20, 1786. Married Samuel Gunn, May, 1808.
11.       Thomas Edmondson, b. Jan. 10, 1786. (Another source says he was son of Benjamin and Mary Edmondson of Lunenberg County, VA.)
12.        Samuel Edmondson, b. June 5, 1788. Moved to TN in 1815. Married Nancy Jane Jones, daughter of Robert Jones and Christiana Blackwell Jones of Lunenberg County, VA.
(This family descended from Thomas Edmundson who settled in Rappahannock County (later Essex), Virginia, in the 1660’s).

Samuel and Nancy Edmondson moved to Montgomery County from Lunenburg County, Virginia. He was born June 5, 1788, in Virginia and died in Montgomery County, Feb. 23, 1865. He is buried in the Edmondson Cemetery on Lane Edmondson’s farm. Nancy Jane Jones was born July 5, 1796. She died Nov. 5, 1873, and is buried in the same cemetery. She was the daughter of Robert Jones and Christiana Blackwell Jones of Lunenburg County, and granddaughter of Capt Robert Blackwell and Elizabeth Goodwin Blackwell. Papers of Robert and Christiana Jones listed Samuel as a son of Upton Edmondson of Amelia County, the youngest of 12. This Upton could not be the man who died in 1771 in Amelia County. However, Samuel is probably a son of Benjamin Edmondson who died in 1795. Samuel Edmondson and Benjamin Orgain, his brother-in-law, moved to Montgomery County between 1810-1820.
Samuel and Nancy had:
1.. MARTHA E. Edmondson, born Nov. 10, 1816. Married James Mathis.
2. ROBERT Edmondson, born Nov. 23, 1818. Married Lucy Ann Roberts, born Sept. 23, 1824, and died Aug. 30, 1862. He died March 7, 1885. Both are buried in the Roberts Cemetery.
3. WILLIAM Edmondson, born March 10, 1821. Married Caroline Virginia Neblett, Dec. 23, 1846. Died Oct. 15, 1892. See notice in the Clarkesville Jeffersonian, Jan. 24, 1847.
4. JOHN Edmondson, born June 3, 1825. Married Beady Roberts, Dec. 2, 1846.
5. BENJAMIN Edmondson, born March 16, 1826. Married Minerva Orgain, May 13, 1851. Died Nov. 2, 1854. Children: Nettie (Bennetta) Edmondson, Reps Edmondson.
6. MARY CHRISTIANNE Edmondson, born June 5, 1829. Married John A. Keesee, Jan. 28, 1851. Died July 16, 1859. Burial in the Edmondson Cemetery.
7. UPTON Edmondson, born August 17, 1831. Married Martha A. Rice, Sept. 17, 1853.
8. NANCY JANE (Jennie) Edmondson, born December 8, 1833. Married Dr. Richard Wyatt, Dec. 8, 1862. Died Feb. 20, 1905.
(Provided by Lucy Edmondson Dunwody, Clarkesville, TN, December 2, 1970, granddaughter of Robert and Lucy Ann Roberts Edmondson).


1830.       Will of Ardas ? Edmonston, Record Book F, p. 17, Montgomery County.

May 24, 1837. Martha G. Edmondson, 49, disposed of the house of Thomas Edmondson. She married Thomas before 1814. Her family had come from Person County, NC.

1840 Census.
Robert Edmondson

Dec. 2, 1846. John Edmondson married Birdie Roberts.
Dec. 25, 1846. William Edmondson married C.V. Neblett.

Census of 1850.
JOHN EDMONDSON, 26, b. in TN. Beedee H., 20, b. in TN. Richard, 1. Upton, 18, brother of John. P. 284.

SAMUEL EDMONDSON, 62, b. in VA. Nancy, 53, b. in VA. Benjamin, 24. Mary C., 20. Nancy J., 16. p. 320.

ROBERT EDMONDSON, 31, b. in TN. Lucy A., 25, b. in TN. Samuel, 6. Joseph J., 1. P.T. Hinton, 37. Susan, 25. P. 343.

WILLIAM EDMONDSON, b. in TN. Virginia, 23, b. in TN. Lucy, 3. Agnes M., 1. Daniel W. Neblett, 8. p. 430.

WILLIAM EDMONDSON, 49, b. in VA. Thomas, 17. William, 13. Robert, 10. P. 440.


William Edmondson was born March 10, 1821, in TN> He married Caroline Virginia Neblett, Dec. 23, 1846, in TN. See notice in Clarkesville Jeffersonian, Jan. 24, 1847. He died Oct. 15, 1892. They had:
1.       Lucy, b. in 1847.
2.       Agnes M., b. in 1849.
3.       May Ada, b. in 1856. She married J.E. Nesbitt and died at age 79, March 25, 1935. Her grave is in the Nesbitt Cemetery, Dickson County, TN. An obituary was published in the Dickson County Herald.

May 14, 1852. Benjamin Edmondson and Minerva E. Orgain were married. (Another source says May 13, 1851). She was born October 7, 1827. He was born March 15, 1826. He died Nov. 2, 1854. She died Nov. 10, 1881. They had two children: Bennetta Edmondson, born April 3, 1852; Benjamin Reps Edmondson, born Oct. 14, 1853. (Edmondson family Bible, obtained by Russell James and entries provided to Edmondson GenForum, Jan. 24, 2005). Bennetta Edmondson Dickson is buried in the Dickson Family Cemetery on Bethany Road, Houston County, TN.

Sept. 17, 1853. Upton Edmondson married Martha A. Rice.

Nov. 2, 1854. Obituary found in Edmondson Bible by Russell James: “Died. At his residence last night at 12 o’clock, Nov. 2, 1854, in this county, Benjamin Edmondson, in the 27th year of his age. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, and much beloved by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and two children, and many friends to mourn his loss”. (He was buried in the Edmond-son Family Cemetery off Seven Mile Ferry Road in Montgomery County). Minerva Orgain Edmondson was buried in the Bethany Cemetery on Bethany Road in Houston County, TN. (Information from Russell James, Houston County, TN).

Nov. 29, 1854. Thomas F. Edmondson m. Louisiana McGee.

1855.       Will of Benjamin Edmondson, Will Book N, p. 525. Montgomery County.

Dec. 18, 1856. Suit brought by the administrators of Salley (Mrs. Walter) Willis.
Her heirs and distributes in September, 1865: Judith Bailey, Gilliam Ezell, William Ezell, George W. Ezell, Thomas Ezell, James Ezell, Ansell Ezell, Isaac Joiner and wife Elizabeth; Robert Gormly and wife Hester, non-residents of Tennessee. Heirs also include: Stephen Willis, Lavicy Willis, Susan Willis, Ridley Myrick, John R. Myrick, Anna Myrick, Betsy Hunt, William Edmondson, Ambrose Edmondson, Orin Tucker and wife, Temperance Woolridge, and Mrs. Sarah Shaw).
(William and Ambrose Edmondson lived in Warren County, Georgia, in the early 1800’s, born in NC).



1859, Jan. 20. William H. Edmundson married Miss Mary Josephine Foster, by Rev. J.G. Ward. Report was filed Jan. 28, 1859. (EFAB, No. 79. No source).
William Henry Edmondson was born March 21, 1836, probably in Lunenburg County, VA. He was a son of William Edmondson, b. Feb. 22, 1800, in Virginia, mother’s name. His brothers were Thomas and Robert (who died Oct. 3, 1876). William Edmondson, Sr. was a son of William Edmondson, b. Feb. 10, 1773, who had: William, Jane Bonner, Harris and Martha Jane Edmondson. (From Mrs. Frank Gordon, Clawson, Michigan, to EFAB, No. 69, a descendant).

Feb. 4, 1859. Will of Samuel Edmondson. Will Book P, p. 699. Probated April Term, 1865. Samuel Edmondson….give..unto my wife Nancy Edmondson the tract of lands I now live on….ten of my first choice negros… all of my household and kitchen furniture…as much stock of every kind…farming tools….so much money as necessary for one year…. To my daughter Nancy Jane Edmondson on e negro girl….one negro boy…our piano worth about 300 dollars…seventy five dollars to purchase her table furniture…loom & horse…one cow & calf….one sow & pigs…. Eight head of sheep…which makes her equal with my children that have been advanced heretofore….to my daughter-in-law Minerva E. Edmondson and her two children Bennetta and B.R. Edmondson one half of a share of my estate to be equally with her and her two children Bennetta and B.R. Edmondson, the children of Benjamin Edmondson, dec’d. ….to my daughter Martha E. Mathis the wife of James A. Mathis one equal share of my estate…..to my son Robert Edmondson one equal share….to my son William Edmondson one equal share….to my son John Edmondson one equal share….to my daughter Mary C. Kessee the wife of John A. Kessee one equal share of my estate ….to my son Upton Edmondson one equal share…..to my daughter Nancy Jane Edmondson one equal share….at the death of my wife Nancy Edmondson that lands bequeath to her to be sold for a division by my executor….appoint William Edmondson my executor and request the court to grant him letters of administration without security…. Witnessed by Thos. Ramey, B.R. Ramey and M.C. Ramey.

(Samuel Edmondson, son of Benjamin Edmondson and grandson of Thomas Edmondson and Grissell Coleman Edmondson of Essex County and Lunenberg County, Virginia, married Nancy Jane Jones. Samuel’s brothers were Richard, William, and Benjamin Edmondson. Samuel was probably born in Lunenberg County).

1860 Census. Robert and Lucy Edmondson were living in Montgomery County.
Robert Edmondson was born in TN, Nov. 23, 1818. He married Lucy Ann Roberts, who was born Sept. 23, 1824. He died March 7, 1885. She died Aug. 3, 1862. Their graves are in the Roberts Cemetery. Children:
1.       Samuel Edmondson, 16, died Sept. 28, 1859. His obituary identified him as the eldest son, gives date of death as Sept. 14, 1859, age 10. This disagrees with the age listed in the 1850 Census. He died at home of typhoid (bilious fever).
2.       Joseph J. Edmondson, b. in 1849. Married Miss A. Cooke, of St. Claire County, AL, Feb. 8, 1872.
3.       Benjamin Finley Edmondson, died at age 10, August 9, 1861. One record calls him the fourth son.



Dec. 14, 1874. Benjamin Reps Edmondson, son of Benjamin and Minerva, died. (Edmondson Bible, owned by Russell James, 2005). Gravesite is not certain, but he was probably buried in Montgomery County as his burial suit was bought in Clarkesville according to a receipt found in his Orphan file in Montgomery County Archives. (Russell James, Houston, TN, whose wife is a descendant of Benneta Edmondson Dickson, sister of Reps Edmondson).

Robert Upton Edmondson was born April 15, 1879, in Montgomery County, son of William Henry Edmondson, b. March 21, 1836, in Virginia. His mother was Mary Josephine Foster. William and Mary had 12 children. He died Jan. 5, 1905. Robert married Mary Edna Caldwell and had five children who lived and three who died as infants. He died Nov. 6, 1950.
Their daughter Ruth Hawthorn Edmondson was born in 1912, and married _____Whitworth.



November 4, 1875. Samuel Brewster Edmondson was born in Clarkesville, TN, son of Robert Edmondson (1818-1885) and Allie Brewster (1844-1909). He married Huldah Roberts, b. April 26, 1880, Clarkesville, TN. Her parents were Collin Harrison Roberts and Martha Ramey Roberts. Samuel died August 30, 1951, in Birmingham, AL. Huldah died June 8, 1961, Birmingham. Both are buried in Crumley’s Chapel Cemetery in Jefferson County, AL.
They had:
1.       Leo Watson Edmondson, b. August 6, 1905, Clarkesville, TN. Married Mary Ruth Albright, Sept. 29, 1934.
2.       Raymond Roberts Edmondson, b. May 7, 1909, Blossburg, AL. Married Ava Hazel, October, 1939.
3.       Ruth Brewster Edmondson, b. May 7, 1909, Blossburg, AL. Married Herman George Jackson Williams, Dec. 24, 1933.
4.       Martha Allene Edmondson, b. Jan. 6, 1914, Blossburg, AL. Unmarried.
5.       Lila Mae Edmondson, b. Sept. 8, 1920, Blossburg, AL. Married William Alfred Yates, Nov. 18, 1939.
(Information from family records provided by family member).



Nov. 10, 1881. Minerva Orgain Edmondson, widow of Benjamin, died and was buried in the Bethany Cemetery on Bethany Road in Houston County, TN. Her daughter, Bennetta Edmondson Dickson, is buried in the same cemetery. (Edmondson Family Bible, owned by Russell James).

Benjamin Irvin Edmondson was born in Montgomery County, Clarksville, son of Oscar Dee Edmondson and Huldah Lyle. He was married March 23, 1940, at the First Baptist Church parsonage in Clarksville, to Pauline Browning who was born in Montgomery County, daughter of Aubrey Morgan Browning and Malinda Bell Powers. Their children:
1.       John Reid Edmondson, b.March 15, 1941, in Cumberland City, Tennessee. He married Betty Jane Hildebrandt, Jan. 19, 1962.
2.       Ben Irvin Edmondson, b. March 17, 1943, in Clarksville, TN. He married Judith Ann Chester, June 7, 1964.
3.       Glenda Louise Edmondson, b. Oct. 18, 1951, in Clarksville, TN. She married John N. Hagewood, Jr., Feb. 20, 1971.
4.       Malinda Gay Edmondson, b. July 25, 1953, in Clarksville, TN.
5.       Georgia Ruth Edmondson, b. July 8, 1958, in Clarksville, TN.



Richard C. Edmundson, son of Benjamin Edmundson, was born about 1780 in Virginia and married Leah Hicklin, April 6, 1814, in Tennessee. She was born in Greenville, S.C., about 1790. They moved to Lafayette County, Missouri, where Richard died Aug. 6, 1822, leaving a will. Their son William B. Edmundson was born about 1819 in Missouri. He married Nancy Jane Brock.

William B. Edmundson and Nancy J. Brock Edmundson had Perry Green Edmundson, b. July 12, 1847, at Grand River, Cass County, Missouri. Perry married Mary Ann Holmes May 18, 1879. They moved to Oklahoma where he died at Earlsboro August 2, 1912. She died Oct. 31, 1931, at Shawnee, Pott County, OK. (Letter from Georgia Benedict, a descendant, Rt. 2, Box 756, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603). See descendants of Richard C. Edmondson in Oregon.

Montgomery County, Census of 1870. EFAB No. 80.
William Edmondson, 49. Virginia, 43. Marion, 20. Nannie, 18. Robert, 16. Ada, 14. Irvine, 11. Fannie E., 8. Willie, 5. Kittie, 2. Nancy, 74, mother, and Robin, a male, 9. Nancy was born in Virginia. All others b. in TN.
John Edmondson, 47. Richard, 21. Mary E., 19. Emma, 14. Ann L., 7. John R., 5. All b. in TN.
Robert Edmondson, 30, b. in Virginia. Elizabeth, 28, b. in TN. Emma, 4, b. in KY. Jane Crowder, 55, b. in VA.

Obion County ?
Census of 1850. LOGAN EDMONDSON, 40, b. in KY. Elizabeth, 45, b. in NC. P. 669.

Roane County, TN
1828. Samuel Edmondson married Sarah Hinds.
They were in the 1830 and 1840 censuses.


Rutherford County.

1809.       William Edmondson is listed in tax records. His wife was Lucy Plummer, b. in 1782 in Virginia. (Carol Edmondson, GenForum, May 29, 2004).

Census of 1850. JOHN EDMONDSON, 44, b. in VA. William W., 18. Edwin C., 15. Robert P., 13. Thomas P., 11. George Y., 9. Harriet A., 7. David W., 5. Sarah Randolph, 22, b. in TN. P. 304. (This is the family of John and Amanda Randolph Edmondson. Sarah is John’s stepdaughter. Amanda has died. John was born in Essex County, Virginia, son of William and Lucy Paine Waring Edmondson, probably the man in 1809 above. I think Lucy Plummer is an error as William’s wife.).

The John Edmondson Papers, Emory University, gives a short biography:
John Edmondson (February 14, 1806-September 28, 1887) lived near Jefferson, a post-village of Rutherford County, Tennessee, 20 miles southeast of Nashville, In 1830, John married Amanda Randolph, a widow with two children, Peter and Sarah. John and Amanda had one daughter, Harriet Amanda, and six sons:
William W. Edmondson (July 22, 1831-December, 1864; Edwin Catesby Edmondson (December 4, 1833-1909), Robert Paine Edmondson (July 16, 1836-March 8, 1826), Thomas Pinkney Edmondson (April 22, 1838-1924), George Thompson Edmondson (June 16, 1840-1924), and David Wendell Edmondson, the youngest who was the only son not to serve in the Confederate Army. Edmondson was a tanner and farmer, owning a leather factory on his place. He was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church and served as Elder of the Church for 40 years.
He wrote many letters. The collection includes Civil War passes and a notebook written by Robert Paine Edmondson, the son shown in the 1850 Census.

See JOHN EDMONDSON PAPERS, 1833-1885, Emory University Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

John Edmondson, son of William ? Edmondson and Lucy Payne Waring of Essex County, Virginia, was born Feb. 14, 1806. His mother had considerable property left to her in Essex County by her father, Col. William Waring. Her husband died before she moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee, with their children. Warner Lewis and Henry Waring managed her property in Essex County as Trustees for her and the children. Their report for 1827-1829 was recorded with the court, Feb. 15, 1830. The estate included Whitepoint Plantation. Lucy’s grandfather was Francis Waring (Will dated 1770, Essex County), and her great-grandfather Colonel Thomas Warning.
John Edmondson had a brother, Catesby Edmondson, who is mentioned in a letter April 6, 1833, from John N. Craddock of Moulton, Alabama, to John in Rutherford County, TN. John Craddock was married to Lucy Edmondson, John Edmondson’s sister. Another brother, Thomas W. Edmondson, was living in Moulton at the same time and moved on to Holly Springs, MS, about 1835. Catesby Edmondson settled in Holly Springs before 1842, was married to Eliza who died in 1847. Catesby and Eliza had children. Catesby appears to have died by November, 1847, leaving only Thomas W. and John as surviving brothers.

William Edmundson of Essex County was probably the oldest son of William and Diana Edmondson, grandson of John and Catherine Dunn Edmondson, and great-grandson of James and Judith Parr Edmondson all of Essex County. Little information is available on him. Lucy and her nine children were well provided by her family after Wiliam’s death. Children:
1. Mary Edmondoson
2. John Edmondson, b. Feb. 14, 1806, Essex County. Married the widow Amanda Randolph who had two children, Sarah and Peter Randolph in 1830. Prosperous farmer and tanner in Rutherford County. Papers at Emory University, Atlanta. Died Sept. 28, 1887. Amanda Randolph Edmondson died by March 18, 1847. l
3. Ann Waring Edmondson
4. Susannah Edmondson who died after 1872.
5. William Catesby Edmondson who lived in Moulton, Alabama, before moving to Holly Springs, Mississippi, where he married Elizabeth, b. in 1820. Both died young, leaving children, about March, 1847.
6. Robert Paine Edmondson
7. Thomas W. Edmondson who died after 1885. Lived in Holly Springs, Mississippi, from 1835. A bachelor, according to one source.
8. Lucy Payne Edmondson who married John N. Craddock and lived in Moulton, Alabama. Ann N. Craddock, also in Moulton, was a sister of Amanda Randolph Edmondson.
9. Eliza Edmondson

Lucy Payne Waring Edmondson lived until 1866 with her son Thomas in Holly Springs. He lost all his property just after the war to creditors. He then lived with George and Janie Govan.

John Edmondson and Amanda Randolph Edmondson of Rutherford County had:
1.       Harriet Amanda Edmondson who married Henry McLaught, about 1872, probably in Nashville, TN. They lived in Murfreesboro.
2.       William W. Edmondson, b. Nov. 22, 1831; d. Dec. 1864. Served in 21st Tennessee Cavalry, CSA.
3.       Edwin Catesby Edmondson, b. Dec. 14, 1833; d. in 1909. Served in 4th TN Cavalry, CSA.
4.       Robert Paine Edmondson, b. July 13, 1836; d. March 8, 1926. 9th TN Cavalry Battalion. Captured and imprisoned at Rock Island for two years.
5.       Thomas Pinkney Edmondson, b. April 28, 1838; d. in 1924. Confederate soldier.
6.       George Thompson Edmondson, b. June 16, 1840; d. in 11865. Served in 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment and a POW at Ft. Delaware.
7.       David Wendell Edmondson, b. after 1840.

Peter Randolph moved to Sacramento, California, and wrote from there in 1851. Sarah Randolph died in 1851. Peter returned in1852. John’s sons stayed with their Uncle Thomas in Holly Springs at various times.


SEVIER COUNTY, TN
Census of 1850. THOMAS EDMONDSON, 28, b. in NC. Nancy, 26. Martha, 7. Clerra, 5. Randolph, 3. P. 348.

SHELBY COUNTY, Tennessee. (Memphis)
Census of 1850. WILLIAM EDMONDSON, 69, b. in VA. Allen C., 19. James Ewell, 26. Sarah E., 17, b. in TN. P. 410.
A.C. EDMUNDSON, 46, farmer, real estate $700, b. in TN. A.C. Jr., 20, farmer. William, 23. Elizabeth, 18. Ellener, 16, in school. Nancy, 11, in school. Frances, 7. All born in NC. P. 352.
JOSEPH EDMUNDSON, 55,farmer, real estate $1000, b. in NC. Sally, 45, b. in NC. Willy Ann, 18, in school. Sally, 11, in school. Clary Ann Parker, 8, in school. All born in NC. . P. 352.
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1851.       Will of Joseph Edmunson, Will Book 2, p. 110. Shelby County. He was born July 11, 1796 and died Oct. 5, 1851. See Fayette County, TN, for his grave site.

The family of Andrew J. Edmondson of Pontotoc County, MS, moved to Shelby County just before the Civil War and lived on a farm on Holly Ford Road about three miles from the Mississippi border and 8 miles southeast of Memphis. Belle Edmondson, the famous Confederate smuggler and spy, was his daughter. She was born in Mississippi in 1840. The Edmondsons were staunch Confederates. Two of the sons were in the Confederate Army. The Edmondson farm was in no-man’s land when the war reached the Memphis area. Parties of scouts from both armies patrolled constantly. Confederate lines were about thirty miles south and Federal pickets covered the local roads. Belle Edmondson described in her diaries and letters her adept skill in smuggling information and supplies to Confederates. She carried letters and money in her bosom, and medicine and supplies under her petticoats. Returning from Memphis on one trip, she made a skirt of gray uniform cloth, pinned hats inside her hoops, tied boots under her skirts and counted on the fact that Union officers were reluctant to search women. Her many trips back and forth caught the attention of Union officials and General Stephen A. Hurlburt issued a warrant for her arrest. This ended her adventures. She moved in 1864 to a plantation in Clay County, Mississippi, and lived there until the war ended. She died in 1873 and is buried with her parents in Elmwood Cemetery. See: A LOST HEROINE FO THE CONFEDERACY, by Loretta Galbraith , 1990. Tennesse Encyclopedia of Culture and History. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php

Sept. 5, 1862. Lucy Edmunson joined Egypt Baptist Church.

1870 Census. P. 192.
Silas Edmundson, 50, b. in MS. Salesman. Mary, 50, b. in MS. William, 25. Walker, 30. Sarah, 20. All born in MS.

April 30, 1872. Andrew Jackson Edmondson died in Shelby County. He was born April 3, 1793, in Davidson County, TN, and married in Maury County, Jane Scott Edmondson who died shortly after the birth of their only child, Robert Walton Edmondson. Robert Walton Edmondson died in Shelby County, April 28, 1876. He was born June 3, 1819. (From Charlotte Adee Edmondson Elam, a descendant, Memphis, TN. EFAB No. 56, p. 80). (See Pontotoc County, MS).
Dec. 23, 1823. Andrew Jackson Edmondson m. Mary Ann Howard in Maury County, TN. (She is alleged to have been born in Sampson County, NC, Dec. 25, 1800. One source gives the marriage date as Dec. 23, 1822. She died Aug. 2, 1861, in Memphis.
Her parents were Edmund Howard and Edith Murphy Howard. She was Andrew Jackson Edmondson’s second wife.


1880 Census. No white Edmondsons.


Warren County, Tennessee.

May 5, 1820. Deed Book D-319. Samuel Edmondson of Davidson County, Tennessee, deeded to Edward Hoge, one half a tract lying on the south line of the town of McMinnville and containing two acres and a tan yard. (Samuel had bought the tanyard Sept. 3, 1818.

1835. William Edmonson made a pension application as a Revolutionary War soldier in Warren County. He gave his birth as Sept. 22, 1755, Lancaster County, PA. Proof was in his father’s family Bible which was in Lancaster County n 1835. He moved to Augusta County, VA, in April, 1779, after military service in Lancaster County. He lived in Augusta County until some time in the 1800’s, then lived in Randolph County, Illinois, for one year, then moved to Christian County, KY, for one year and afterward lived in Warren County. (EFAB No. 57, p. 4. Dr. Howard Jones).

1837. Will of William Edmondson, Will Book 1, p. 206. Warren County.

Census of 1850.
THOMAS EDMONDSON, 26. Laura Edmondson, 22. Charles, 3. Stokely, 2. All born in TN. P. 27.
O. B. EDMONDSON, 36, b. in TN. Bethiah, 28, b. in TN. Young C., 9. Amanda C., 7. Mary C., 4. William A., 1. Wm. Morgan, 49. P. 154.

Grave, Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville. MARTHA EDMONDSON, daughter of Thomas Edmondson and Martha Buchanan born January 20, 1800. Died July 7, 1861. Wife of William White.
MARTHA WHITE born Jan. 19, 1832. Died June 19, 1863. Dau. of Martha Edmondson White and William White. Wife of W.D. Hampton.

In Memory of Polly Emeline, dau. of J.B. Edmondson and P. Edmondson. Born Feb. 26, 1836. Died April 5, 1860.
JANE SCOTT EDMONDSON consort of A. J. EDMONDSON Age 18, 1890.
MRS. M. E. EDMONDSON 1891-1908. R.G. EDMONDSON, Infant, 1909
JOHN AND MATILDA EDMONDSON (no dates)
MARY W. EDMONDSON their daughter rests beside her husband James Parkes in Franklin, Tennessee. Their daughter Matilda B. Edmundson buried in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
JAMES EDMONDSON 1763-1851
ELIZABETH EDMONDSON 1767-1849
THOMAS EDMONDSON 1789-1851
ELLEN EDMONDSON KIRKMAN Died Aug. 19, 1895.
JOHN K. EDMUNDSON born Sept. 19, 1809. Died Oct. 28, 1876.
MATILDA G. EDMUNDSON b. Dec. 16, 1819. Died Mar. 27, 1876. Wife of JOHN K. EDMUNDSON.

(Tombstone dates and inscriptions were copied by Jeanette Tillotson Acklen, 1967. Thomas Edmondson, who married Martha Buchanan, was son of John Edmondson and Mary Buchanan and was born in Washington County, VA)

Washington County, AR
Thomas Jefferson Edmondson was born about 1805 in Tennessee, married Mary Samms and moved to Washington County, Arkansas. He had four brothers, according to a descendant Gwen Chriss, Anaheim CA (Letter to EFAB, No. 37, 1977) who moved to Indiana, Illinois, Georgia and Texas.

Wayne County.
Census of 1850. E.F. Edmonston, 40, b. in TN. M.J., 26, b. in VA. E.A., 6. M., 4. Emaline, 2. Jobe, 1 mo. P. 544.

May 29, 1867. E.F. Edmiston was made attorney for W.H. Montague. Recorded May 29, 1867. (EFAB, No. 72. No source).

Eli Edmiston died June 6, 1881. (EFAB, No. 72. No source).

Weakley County, Tennessee.
Formed about 1820.

Reuben Edmonston, son of Archibald, came to the area which became Weakley County in 1818. He returned to Christian County, Kentucky, told his father about land in Tennessee and came back with his brother-in-law John Bradshaw to raise a crop of corn and build a cabin on Mud Creek in 1819. Most of his family followed him in 1820. (See EFAB, No. 90, p. 29).

1821. Cynthia Edmonston m. Gideon Bradshaw, the license issued at Dover. He was brother of John Bradshaw, both sons of Charles Bradshaw. Their father’s will was probated in Weakley County in 1828, naming them and three sisters.

June 21, 1827. Reuben Edmonston had surveyed 180 acres on the waters of Carlton Branch, 13th District, 2nd Range, 6th Section. (See Vol. III, WEALKLEY COUNTY REMEMBERED, by Pansy Baker.

1827-1837. Weakley County Court Minutes. Listed as serving on court: Charles Bradshaw, Gideon T. Bradshaw, John Bradshaw, James Edmonston, Jesse Edmonston, Rueben Edmonston, Robert Edmonston, John W. Edmonston.
John W. Edmonston and Jesse Edmonston were in Fulton County, KY, in 1850.

1830 Census.
Archibald Edmonston, 70-80. Female 60-70. Male 15-20. (This Archibald Edmonston married Nancy Meredith, was father of Reuben, Robert, James, William, John and probably Jesse).

James Edmonston, 30-40. 2 males under 5. 1 male 5-10. 1 male 15-20. 2 females 5-10. 1 female 20-30. 1 female 40-50. (See Lawrence County, AR, in 1833-34, and Greene County, AR, where he died sometime in the 1850’s).

Reuben Edmonston, 20-30. 1 female 20-30. 1 male under 5. 1 female under 5.
William Edminson, 20-30. 1 female 20-30. 1 male under 5.
Robert Edmonson, 20-30. 1 female 20-30. 1 male under 5. (This Robert Edmonston was born in 1800 in Kentucky, had son Archibald Edmonston, b. Aug. 21, 1829, in TN. He married Julia A. Meredith, b. June 26, 1829, in KY. They moved to Greene County, AR before 1863, where Archibald died.

July 16, 1831. Survey of 72 acres for James Edmonston on waters of Mud Creek. Bounded by University Tract, Bargo, R. Edmonston, M. Henry. Transferred to Thomas Harvey, AlJ. Julian, to Ben Galloway to W. W. Wagner, to John Burgess, March 6, 1841. .

Census of 1850. R. EDMONSON, 45, b. in KY. Mary, 40, b. in NC. William, 12. George, 6. Robert, 4. Rufus, 6 mo. P. 761.
Reuben Edmonston married two wives in Weakley County, Pamela Glasgow and Mary B. White.

Other marriages in Weakley County.
Jesse Edmonston m. Frances _______. Living in Fulton County, KY., in 1850. In his household, Nancy Edmonston, probably his mother.
Robert Edmonston m. Mary ________.
John W. Edmonston m. ___________, first wife, and married in Fulton County, Kentucky, in 1846, Mary Bradshaw, his second wife.
Posted to Edmondson GenForum, Aug. 17, 2009.


WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tennessee.

William Edmondston was among the early settlers from 1797-1810.

Robert Spilsby Edmondson and his wife Nancy Singleton Edmondson moved from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, about 1819-1820. Their son Richard Coleman Edmondson, was born in Williamson County, April 4, 1822, and died in Tishomingo County, MS, May 3, 1908. A second son, Samuel M. (or B.) Edmondson was born here in 1824, and died in 1878 (some say in Arkansas, some Tishomingo County, MS). Robert Spilsby Edmondson was son of Richard Coleman Edmondson, Sr. grandson of Thomas Edmondson and Grissell Coleman Edmondson, great-great-grandson of Benjamin and Margaret Upton Finley Edmondson, and great-great-grandson of Thomas Edmondson, the immigrant of Essex County, Virginia, who died in 1715.

1828.       Will of John Edmondson, Will Book 4, p. 165. Williamson County.


Jan. 5, 1830. Panthea Edmondson married James Priest. She was daughter of Robert Spilsby Edmondson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, who moved on with his family to Tishomingo County, MS, a few years later.

1832.       Will of William Edmondson, Will Book 5, p. 182. Williamson County.
This is Major William Edmondson, son of William Edmiston (1730-1789?) and his presumed wife Agnes Holmes. William Edmiston died in Washington County, VA. (Dr. Howard V. Jones, William Edmiston’s descendant, searched for years to prove his parents). Major William Edmondson married Frances Boyd, sister of William G. Boyd. William G. Boyd married Martha Edmiston (1772-1834). Robert Boyd Edmondson, son of William and Frances Boyd Edmondson, married Vesta LeGrande Wilson, daughter of Margaret Edmiston and Samuel Wilson.




1844. Will of William Edmondson, Will Book 8, p. 193. Williamson County. (This might be the will of William Edmondson, born in Washington County, Virginia, son of John Edmondson and Mary Buchanan Edmondson. William married Myra Coffee, daughter of Ambrose Coffee. She died in 1832. Note in EFAB, No. 68, p. 28).

Census of 1850.
JOHN EDMUNDSON, 46, b. in TN. Mary, 40, b. in TN. David, 20. John, 15. William, 12. Myra L., 9. Elizabeth B., 6. Jane A.W., 4. P. 612.
ELIZABETH EDMONDSON, 45, b. in TN. Priscilla, 25. Charles, 18. Martha, 17. Margaret, 15. William R., 13. Samuel, 11. James B.O., 9. Eliza J., 6. P. 617.

1856.       Will of Andrew J. Edmonston, Will Book 11, p. 499, Williamson County.

1860.       James Edmonson, son of William and Elizabeth Whithorn Edmondson, born in Williamson County. married Sally McLin Driver, born Oct. 5, 1843, in Nashville, Davidson County. They had: Harry Edmonson, b. Nov. 27, 1863; William Edmonson, b. July 16, 1866; Elizabeth Edmonson, b. May 16, 1871; Mary B. Edmonson, b. Nov. 28, 1876. (See: DRIVER FAMILY HISTORY. EFAB No. 57, p. 22).




MARRIAGES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, 1804-1850, compiled by Edythe R. Whitley, Gen. Publishing Company, 1982. Abstracted by Stephen W. Edmondson, May, 2005. A number of these are bonds, not actual date of marriage. The page number refers to the volume published in 1982.

Nov. 11, 1812. Sam’l Edmiston was bondsman for Timothy Shaw and Polly Garrett. P. 170.
April 7, 1814. Elizabeth Edmiston married David Bell. P. 13.
Aug. 17, 1815. Ann Edmiston and Edward McNeal (McNail) were married. Bondsman: John Buchanan. P. 134.
Jan. 8, 1816. Covington Edmiston m. Margaret Fleming. P. 56.
April 5, 1817. Margaret M. Edmiston married James Natherel. P. 126.
April 10, 1817. Mary W. Edmiston bonded to marry Matthew Elam. P. 57.
Jan. 8, 1818. Robert E. Edmondson to Jane Gillispie. Bond. P. 56.
Feb. 10, 1818. Wm. Edmiston was bondsman for German Lester and Catherine
Reed (or Rud). P. 110.
March 10, 1818. Robert Edmiston m. Jane Gillespie.
March 10, 1818. William Edmiston m. Priscilla Reid. P. 56.
Nov. 8, 1820. John Edmiston was bondsman for Ansley McMahan and Susan Little. P. 134.
Jan. 22, 1821. Silas Edmondson m. Nancy Babgy. (Listed as Silas Edmonds).
Oct. 11, 1821. William Edmondson m. Elizabeth Winstead. Bond. P. 56.
Jan. 6, 1823. Eleanor T. Edmiston married Jas. McCutchen. P. 130.
Jan. 27, 1825. Margaret W. Edmondson married John McCutchen. Bondsman was John Edmondson. p.130.
Aug. 23, 1825. Alfred Edmiston was bondsman for William D. Hopkins and Cynthia Copeland. P. 91.
March 8, 1827. John Edmondson was bondsman for the marriage of John M. Winstead and Nancy Whitfield. P. 207.
Sept. 15, 1827. John Edmondson m. Mary Cummins. P. 56.
Oct. 28, 1827. Sidney P. Edmondson m. Lucy W. Hutson. P. 56.
Jan. 23, 1828. Thomas C. Edmondson m. Elizabeth Kennedy.
Sept. 30, 1830. Mary R. Edmiston married William H. McCutchen. P. 131.
Dec. 16, 1830. Malissa J. Edmondson was married to Richard L. Crafton. P. 43.
Dec. 29, 1830. Hiram Edmondson was bondsman for Green W. Hunt and Fanny G. Watkins. P. 94.
July 6, 1832. Wiliam Edmondson was bondsman for James M. McCracken and Manerva Francis. P.44.
Dec. 21, 1832. Samuel Edmondson married Eliza Nolen. Bond. P. 56.
Oct. 27, 1833. N.P. Edmiston was bondsman for John Coltart and Christiana Bostick. P. 39.
Dec. 12, 1833. Thomas Edmondson was bondsman for William Jordan and Elizabeth E. Boyd. P. 104.
Jan. 22, 1835. Wm. Edmondson was bondsman for Waller Cummins and Martha Hunter. P. 46.
March 3, 1835. John C. Edmondson married Mary S. Coleman. Bondsman: Samuel M. Edmondson. p. 56.
March 3, 1835. William Edmonson to Evelina Edmonson. P. 56.
Dec. 5, 1835. William Edmonson was bondsman for Robert S. Barnes and Mary E. Edmiston. P. 10.
Jan. 20, 1836. Martha Edmiston and Joseph Buchanan were married. P. 24.
March 10, 1836. Thomas Edmondson was bondsman for Benj. F. Roberts and Margaret Halfacre. P. 161.
Nov. 15, 1837. Silas Edmondson was bondsman for Richard J. Eubanks and Lucy A. Crowder. P. 58.
Aug. 29, 1838. Silas Edmondson was bondsman for John Evans an Eliza Warren. P. 59.
Dec. 24, 1838. Silas Edmondson was bondsman for John Pemroy and Nancy C. Mullin. P. 151.
Sept. 1, 1839. Silas Edmondson to Temperance C. Pomroy. P.56.
Dec. 31, 1839. Wm. Edmondson was bondsman for John McThompson and Emeline Bosley. P. 135.
Jan. 16, 1840. Julia G. Edmondson was married to William Floyd. P. 63.
Nov. 10, 1841. Frances Edmondson married Josiah Mullin. P.127.
Nov. 25, 1841. Charles H. Edmondson was bondsman for the marriage of Constant Davis and Margaret Thompson. P. 48.
March 14, 1846. George W. Daniel to Parthenia P. Edmondson. p.47.
July 7, 1846. Emeline Edmondson was marrried to James A. Inman. P.96.
April 7, 1847. Mary J. Edmondson married John B. Miles (or Mills). P. 90.
Nov. 17, 1847. Silas Edmondson was bondsman for John McCandless and Phebe Ann Walker. P. 128.
Feb. 17, 1848. Andrew J. Edmondson married Sarah Jane Holland. P. 56.
May 11, 1848. Narcissa Edmondson married Allen W. Johnson. P. 99.
Oct. 1, 1849. Silas Edmondson to Sally A. Mullin. P. 56. (One source says she was his second wife, possibly a brother of Josiah Mullin who married Frances Edmondson).
Dec. 24, 1850. John Edmondson to Martha V. Owen. P. 59.
Printed in EFAB, No. 68, p. 28.
May 31, 1866. Rebecca Edmondson m. Joshua Hill. Bondsman: Robert Buchanan.
J.W. Edmondson m. J.F. Pate. No date.
N.G. Edmondson m. J. P. Pomrey. No date.
March 24, 1868. John A. Edmondson m. Laura Hardiman.
Nov. 26, 1868. Samuel Edmondson m. Elizabeth Hunt.
March 24, 1869. William Edmiston, Jr., m. Sarah A. E. Murray.
Oct. 17, 1870. R.C. Edmondson m. Emma R. Simmons.
Nov. 5, 1870. M.E. Edmondson m. Simon Simmons. Bondsman: R.C. Edmondson.
March 13, 1871. Jane W. Edmondson m. John F. Page.
Nov. 5, 1871. Elizabeth Edmundson m. J.R. Stevens.
Dec. 18, 1871. Sally Edmondson m. Wilson Owen.

Oct. 17, 1873. Chaney Edmondson m. Thomas Vaughn.



Silas Charles Edmondson who married Temperance Pomeroy in 1839 was born in Washington County, VA. His two older children, William Coleman Edmondson, born in 1840, and C.C. Edmondson, born in 1843, were born in Tennessee. He moved to Logan County, Kentucky. See 1860 Census, Logan County. This sounds like a man born in Lunenburg/Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Is his birth in Washington County, correct?

Family Bible of Martha Edmiston and Joseph Buchanan, owned by Mrs. James Ragsdale, Nashville, TN, in 1981. See: BIBLE RECORDS: WILLIAMSON COUNTY TENNESSEE, Vol. 2, compiled by Louise G. Lynch, 1974. Gen. Pub. Co., 1976.


Marriages.
Mary E. Edmiston m. Robert S. Barnes, Dec. 10, 1835.
John Edmiston married Mary Buchanan, Sept. 8, 1796.
Alfred Edmiston, son of John and Mary, married Nancy Davis, Oct. 12, 1826.
Melissa Jane Edmiston, daughter of John and Mary, married Richard L. Crafton, Dec. 16, 1830.
Martha Edmiston, daughter of John and Mary, married Joseph Buchanan, Jan. 20, 1836.
Hiram Edmiston, son of John and Mary, married Nancy Davis, Feb. 9, 1837.

Births.
John Edmiston, son of John Edmiston, was born Sept. 9, 1771.
Mary Edmiston, his wife, was born March 19, 1777.
Isam Edmiston, their son, was born July 18, 1797.
Alfred Edmiston, their son, was born March 2, 1799.
Cyrus Edmiston, their son, was born March 3, 1801.
Hiram Edmiston, their son, was born Nov. 26, 1803.
Elizabeth Edmiston, their daughter, was born Feb. 5, 1805.
Martha Edmiston, their daughter, was born June 18, 1807.
Sarah Edmiston, their daughter, was born June 15, 1809.
Melissa Jane Edmiston, their daughter, was born Sept. 28, 1811.
Mary Elvira Edmiston, their daughter, was born Aug. 9, 1813.
Margaret Edmiston, their daughter, was born Oct. 2, 1815.
Mernerva Edmiston, their daughter, was born May 30, 1818.
John Brown Edmiston, their son, was born July 2, 1820.

Deaths.
Mary Edmiston Barnes departed this life Sept. 17, 1836.
Isam Edmiston died Jan. 30, 1816.
Cyrus Edmiston died Nov. 12, 1801.
Elizabeth Edmiston died Sept. 27, 1815.
Sarah Edmiston died August 22, 1826.
Malissa Jane Edmiston died June 7, 1832.
Menerva Edmiston died June 7, 1836.
Margaret E. Edmiston died Jan. 6, 1838.
John Edmiston, their father, died Aug. 9, 1839.
Mary Edmiston, their mother, died June 19, 1840.
John Brown Edmiston died March 5, 1844.
Martha Edmiston Buchanan died Sept. 29, 1887.
Joseph Buchanan, her husband, died July 20, 1876.



Miscellaneous Edmondsons

1834.        Mary Maiden, b. about 1815 in TN married David Proctor Edmondson.


Aug. 18, 1854. Moses Armstrong Edmondson married Mary Melinda Cooke, b. Feb. 25, 1837. Marriage took place in Laurel Bloomery, TN.

1902. William Henry Edmondson, b. in Virginia in 1869, died in Oakwood, TN. His wife was Mary Josephine Foster, b. Feb. 9, 1843, in Virginia, and died in 1934 in TN.




Chapman Edmonson of Nashville, Tenn., died 9 Oct. 1950, age 24. (From GLEANINGS FROM ALTA CALIF. By Mary Dean Alsworth.
C. Edmondson, age 23, miner, born in Tenn., a resident of Arkansas, was in the 1852 Census of California, Mariposa County.
Joseph McReynolds, born in Tenn., married Elizabeth Edmiston, born in Tenn. (no dates).

Edmondsons from Tennessee in the 1850 Census of Illinois:

Alexander County, Illinois.
M.S. Edmanson, 32, farmer, b. in TN. Rhoda Edmanson, 37, wife, born in Kentucky.

Fulton County, Illinois.
William Edmonson, 40, farmer, b. in TN. Maria, wife, 32, b. in KY. Lydiann, 17, b. in AL. Martha, 15, b. in AL. Mary, 13, Charles, 8, and Emily, 5, all b. in Illinois.
Johnson County, Illinois.
James Edmondson, 36, farmer, b. in TN. Melia, wife, 29, born in Alabama. All children born in Illinois: Anna, 12. Isaac, 8. Polly, 5. Joseph, 6 months.

Lawrence County, Illinois.
Elbert L. Edmundson, 24, farmer, b. in TN. Wife, Malinda, 18, b. in Illinois.
Wiley Edmundson, 27, farmer, b. in TN. Sarah, 23, wife, b. in Indiana. James E., 2, and Nancy, 5 months, b. in Illinois.

Randolph County.
Albert Edmonson, 32, farmer, b. in TN. Narcissa, 30, wife, b. in TN. William H., 6, Eli, 3, and Albert, 2 months, all b. in Illinois.


Edmondsons from Tennessee in the 1850 Census of Indiana.
Clay County.
John Edmonson, 53, farmer, b. in TN. Wife Sally, 51, b. in TN. Mary, 18. Rachel, 16. both b. in TN.
Westley Edmonson, 26, farmer, b. in TN. Wife Caroline, 24, b. in Indiana. John G., 5. George N., 1, both born in TN.
William Edmondson, 43, farmer, b. in TN. Wife Delia, 38, b. in TN. Peter A., 19. William S., 16. Columbus L., 14. Mary E., 12. Malissa, 10. Rebecca, 8. John A., 7. All children born in Indiana. In this household: Samuel Edmondson, 83, b. in Delaware. (See Knox County, TN).
Hamilton County.
Solomon Edmondson, 59, farmer, b. in TN. Wife Lavina, 60, b. in NJ. Eliza, 20, b. in DE; William, 18, b. in DE. Francis, 15, b. in DE. Henry, 13, b. in NJ.
Hendricks County.
Francis Edmondson, 48, farmer, b. in TN. Wie Jane, 49, b. in TN. Benjamin, 18, and Elizabeth, 13, b. in Indiana.
Martin County.
Grayson Edmonson, 31, farmer, b. in TN. Wife Elizabeth, 28, b. in KY. Children born in Kentucky: John, 10. James, 8. Emily, 6. Zackariah, 3.
Thomas Edmonson, 38, b. in TN. Wife Minerva, 30, b. in Indiana. Children b. in Indiana: Peter, 11. Lucenda, 9. Sarah, 4.
Morgan County.
Samuel Edmonson, 30, farmer, b. in TN. Wife Matilda, 30, b. in NC. Edgar, 5, and John, 2, were born in Indiana.

Edmondsons from TN who lived in Texas:

Cass County, Texas:
1850 Census. Henry Edmondson, 32, b. in TN. Single.
1880 Census. Benjamin H. Edmondson, 61, b. in TN. Children were all born in Texas. Now wife listed. Mary C., 15. Emmy, 13. Rebecca and Tennessee, 10, daughters.

Compiled by Stephen W. Edmondson. Revised July, 2008






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