Posted By:Anita
Subject:Re: edmondson family from south boston va
Post Date:December 07, 2002 at 09:58:44
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Hi Bob-
I really need the names of your people. Don't pay any attention at all to the spelling of the name before about 1900. My family was, for the most part, Edmiston, early on, but they've been spelled Edmondson, Edmundson, Emonson, Edmison, you name it.
My Edmondsons were in Maryland very early on, then went to Washington, Augusta, and Frederick counties in Virginia. By the time of the Revolution, they were already moving into the area that is now Davidson County, Tennessee. Thomas, my fourth great-grandfather, married Martha Buchanan in the late 1700s, probably in Virginia, but possibly in Tennessee.
Their son, William, married Elizabeth Benge in Davidson County, TN in 1810, but they settled on Thomas' land in Lincoln County. William disappeared shortly before his last child was born and Elizabeth is head of household on the 1830 census.
Their son, Obediah Benge Edmondson married Bethia Lyne Colville probably in Davidson County, in 1840. They lived in Lincoln and Giles counties. Bethia died in 1865, and the Obediah and his family came to Ellis County, TX. However, going back to Obediah's father, William, William's sister, Agnes, also called Nancy Edmondson, married Elizabeth Benge's brother, William Blount Benge. They came to Red River County.
There are quite a few Edmondsons in the cemeteries in East Texas, but none of them are my direct line. I know that some of Thomas' brothers' children came to Oklahoma-there was a governor of Oklahoma in the 1950s tht was one of these Edmondson. They are distant cousins of mine.
There were other Edmondsons in Ellis County at the same time my gg-grandfather and his family were there, but I don't know anything about them. Given the migration patterns, I would say they are probably some kin, but if so, no one ever mentioned them to me.