William E. Edmondson b. c1760 Martin Co., N. C., d. Jun 1804 in Edgecombe Co., N. C. Son of Thomas Edmondson and unknown first wife of Martin Co., N. C. He had brothers named John and Thomas Edmondson and half brothers Pollard and Randolph and half sister Penny. He m. Orphey or Orpha Howard, daughter of Stephen Howard and wife Sarah.
Nancy Edmondson b. c1784
Cloe Edmondson b. c 1786
Willis Edmondson b. c1788
William Edmondson b. c1790
Orpha Edmondson b. c1795
Eunice Edmondson b. c 1798
Elias Henry Edmondson b. c.1800
1779 Martin Co., N. C.- William Edmondson in District #5 on the Tax List for Martin Co., N. C.
1779 Martin Co., N. C.- William Edmondson volunteered for the 2nd Column of the Martin County Militia. Series Mil TR.5, folder 15, N. C. Archives, Raleigh, N. C.
30 Nov 1789 Martin Co., N. C.- Thomas Edmondson to William
Edmondson 150 acres whereon he now lives joining my home plantation and John Edmondson's land; wit. Isaac Hill and James Rainer.
30 Nov 1789 Martin Co., N. C.- Thomas Edmondson makes his will. Son William Edmondson is given one mare, two cows and calves, and one feather bed and furniture. William and his brother John Edmondson are named executors of the will.
Other heirs are sons John and Thomas, dau. Penny, son Pollard, unborn child (Randolph or Ann), wife Ann, wife's son James Hodge; wit. Isaac Hill, James Rainer, John Norris, Thomas Edmondson.
1790- U. S. Census, Martin Co., N. C. William Edmondson head of a household with 1 male(over 16), 1 male(under 16),
and 4 females.
1800- U. S. Census, Martin Co., N. C. William Edmondson head of household with 2 males(0-10), 1 male(16-26), 1 male(26-45), 1 female(0-10), 2 females(10-16) and 1 female(26-45).
14 Mar 1804 Edgecombe Co., N. C. William Edmondson Will- William names wife Orpha, sons Willis, William, and Elias H. Edmondson; daughters Nancy, Chloe, Orpha, and Eunice; He named his brothers John and Thomas Edmondson as executors of the will; wit. Samuel Gaiter, Penny Edmondson, and Wilson Howard.
Aug 1804 Edgecombe Co., N. C. William Edmondson Estate Records: Inventory taken by Thomas Edmondson. Ann, Willis, and Thomas Edmondson were buyers, May Court 1806.
21 Feb 1805 Edgecombe Co., N. C. Deed Book 11, page 312
Thomas Edmondson, executor of William Edmondson dec'd to John Edmondson for 12 pds 13 shillings a tract on the E side of Great Coneto begin in John's corner to Ephram Barfield's line to Nehemiah Staton's corner...from Thomas Hill to Thomas Brown; wit. William Hyman etc.
Feb. Ct. 1823 Martin Co., N. C. Thomas Edmondson Estate Records (after the death of Ann Edmondson). Acct. of sale held by Pollard Edmondson admr. of the estate of Thomas Edmondson Sr; an audit and settlement of account with money divided among six heirs, William E. Edmondson heirs,
Penelope Best heirs, Pollard Edmondson, and James Hodges.
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