I am posting for general use what I have compiled on Edmondsons in Mississippi, primarily in the 1800's. Information is listed by county in chronological sequence for convenience. Comments and additions are welcome.
EDMONDSONS IN MISSISSIPPI
ADAMS COUNTY, MS
Bounded by Wilkinson (south), the Mississippi River and Louisiana (west), Franklin (east), and Jefferson (north) in the southwest section of MS.
March 4, 1857. Mary Edmondson married Thomas Lair.
Feb. 4, 1857. Mary Edmison married Davidson Farris.
Bounded by Louisiana (south), Wilkinson (west), Franklin and Lincoln (north) and Pike (east). County seat is Liberty.
Sallis is located in Attala County. This community was named for the Sallis family, the progenitor of which was John Sallis who was born September 29, 1789, in Georgia and died in the Sallis community in Mississippi in July, 1865. His first wife was _______Shows. His second wife was Mary (Polly) Edmondson, daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Edmondson of Warren County, Georgia. Mary was born Nov. 11, 1793, in North Carolina and moved with her family to Warren County. She and John were married in 1817. They lived in Alabama and then moved to Mississippi in 1848. Mary died in 1859 in Sallis. Mary’s mother, Elizabeth, was probably a Green. She was born 17 September 1763 and was living with her daughter Mary when she died 4 June 1849 in Attala County. She was the first person buried in the Sallis community. Dr. Melton Meek of Lawton, OK is a descendant and provided information. See the Robert J. Sallis Family Bible, from which entries were copied by Mrs. Dorothy Craft, Kosciusko, MS, 1979. Dale S. Fleming of Jackson, Mississippi, is a descendant.
Mary Edmondson had an illegitimate son Ambrose Edmundson who returned to Jones County, Georgia, and sought out his father. He legally changed his name and returned to Mississippi in later years.
Ambrose Edmondson moved from Nash County NC to Warren County, GA, where several of his children were born. He died in 1824, probably in Warren County. Ambrose and Elizabeth had: Penny, b. Nov. 13, 1785; Thomas, b. May 24, 1788; Sally, b. Feb. 5, 1791; Polley, b. Nov. 11, 1793; Betsy (Elizabeth) b. Feb. 22, 1797; Susan, b. Feb. 15, 1800; Green, b. Dec. 23, 1802; James, b. June 23, 1807; Ambrose, Jr., b. Dec. 23, 1810. Several of the children moved to Mississippi. See Carroll County.
Feb. 9, 1913. Cora Edmonson married H.C. Burnley.
Feb. 28, 1912. Flora Edmonson married C.D. Webster
Saul W. Edmondson lived in Attala County.
March 23, 1883. Robert Edmondson married Phebe Wilson.
Nov. 5, 1924. T.M. Edmondson married Thelma Faulkner.
July 31, 1926. Clarence Edmondson married Marion Marie Boland. ?
Feb. 24, 1927. Clarence Edmondson married Lucile Hamilton. ?
March 7, 1927. Neely Edmondson married Ethel Ellen.
April 27, 1927. Leroy Edmondson married Mal Cozart.
July 27, 1927. Clarence Edmondson married Marion Boland. ?
May 5, 1928. Norman Edmondson married Zelinda Brannon.
March 23, 1929. Selmer Edmondson married Mrs. Etoyle Hamilton.
March 18, 1931. Roy Edmondson married Claudie Denley.
Nov. 26, 1932. Carmen Edmondson married Allen Wiggs.
Ellen Edmonson, 38, b. in Alabama. William, 18. Robert, 16. Laura, 15. John, 12. James, 8. Wesley, 6. Ira, 4. Lizzie, 2. All children born in Mississippi.
Thomas Edmondson moved from North Carolina to Warren County, Georgia, in the 1790’s and then to Carroll County. He was born May 24 (or 26), 1788. He married Elizabeth L. McGee in Warren County, GA, July 23, 1811. He died in Alabama on a visit to family living there. He was a son of Ambrose Edmondson and Elizabeth (Green?) Edmondson of Nash County, NC, who moved to Warrren County. Elizabeth, Thomas’s mother, born in 1763, died in 1849.
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth McGee Edmondson:
1. Asa Edmondson, b. May 30, 1812.
2. Tina Edmondson, b. Jan. 29, 1814. Married Sanford H. McGraw.
3. Amanda Edmondson, b. Jan. 14, 1818.
4. Francis M. Edmondson, b. June 8, 1819.
5. Ebenezer H. Edmondson, b. Oct. 15, 1821.
6. Elizabeth Edmondson, b. Aug. 14, 1826.
7. Thomas T. Edmondson, b. Nov. 20, 1827. Married Elizabeth Tyler.
8. Lucinda Jane Edmondson, b. about 1832 in Alabama; m. John C. James in Carroll County, Nov. 1, 1850. (One source says she was born in Montgomery County, MS, in 1825, but the 1850 census says she was 18 and born in Alabama. This source, pub. in EFAB, stated she married John James in Montgomery County and died in 1860).
Thomas Edmondson was appointed administrator of the estate of Francis M. Edmondson, deceased, in Carroll County, MS, January Term, (year ?), p. 169. James Gray, Samuel Holman and George Gray were appointed appraisers. (See CARROLL COUNTY MISSISSIPPI PIONEERS, by Betty Couch Wiltshire). Francis was a son of Thomas Edmondson
1840 Federal Census, p. 45.
Thomas Edmundson. No ages of family members given.
James W. Edmunson
Jan. 31, 1847. Thomas I. Edmondson and Elizabeth Tyler were married. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth McGee Edmondson.
Nov. 1, 1850. Lucinda J. Edmondson and J.C. James were married. Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Edmondson.
Federal Census, 1850.
Northern District. (Microfilm dim)
Thomas Edmundson, 62, farmer, b. in NC. Elizabeth, 52, b. in VA. Harry, son, 29, b. in GA. Jane, dau., 18, b. in AL. (p. 516).
Thomas Edmonson, 22, farmer, b. in AL. Elizabeth, 19, wife, b. in SC. Mary, dau., 2, b. in AL. (p. 548).
Thomas Edmondson, 2-2. (See CARROLL COUNTY MISSISSIPPI PIONEERS, by Betty Couch Wiltshire).
Patsy Edmondson Bowman of Sulphur Springs TX wrote to EFAB in 1998: “My great-grandfather and his brother were born in N.C., went to Mississippi. For how long, I don’t know, then settled in northeast Arkansas in Izard and Independence counties. They were Thomas W. Edmondson and Theophilus Edmondson. Their mother was Penelope Edmondson…a daughter of Lt. James Edmondson of Bullhead Plantation, NC.” This Thomas Edmondson would not appear to be the man above.
See Wayne County, NC.
CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MS.
Bounded by Jefferson (south), the Mississippi River and Louisiana (west), Warren (north) and Hinds and Copiah (east). County seat is Port Gibson, the town too pretty to burn, according to General Grant.
Bounded by Wayne (south), Jasper (west), Lauderdale (north) and the Alabama line (east). County seat is Quitman.
See Jasper County. William H. Edmondson settled first in DeKalb County in 1837 and moved in 1838 to Jasper before moving to Enterprise, Clarke County, adjacent to Jasper. After the war, he lived in Jasper County.
William Henry Edmondson, 43, b. in VA. Estate: $10,000 real estate and $15,000 personal estate. Malinda, 41, wife, b. in TN. All children born in MS.
James H., 19. Charles W., 17. Edwin W., 15. Samuel O., 13. R.L., 11 (Richard L.). William H., 3. F.L., 8 months.
Foote Lamar Edmondson, son of William Henry Edmondson, was born in Enterprise, Clarke County, in 1860.
William H. Edmondson, b. in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, in 1817, was a son of Richard H. Edmondson and Angelina Ogburn Edmondson. He served as a major in the Confederate Army.
The Clark County Rangers, Co. F. 8th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, were raised in Clark County, Mississippi. The company was mustered into service July 27, 1861, at Shubuta, MS, Captain James Gates, commanding, originally designated Company K. In its ranks were:
David Edmonson, private; John Edmonson, private; Hannibal Edmonson, private. They were sons of Philip P. Edmondson and Elizabeth Smith Edmondson who lived in Clarke County, Alabama, in 1850 (Census). Hannibal, 11, John, 7, and David, 2, were all born in Alabama. (
Hannibal was captured and in a Federal prison, was released when the war ended but did not live to reach home, according to a descendant of his brother John (Harold W. Duke, descendant of Stella Edmondson Duke. Information from Beverly Brunelle). A record of the company shows David was killed in action. John survived the war .
William H. Edmondson, 53, b. in VA. Malinda, 41 ?, b. in TN. Samuel O., 21. Richard L., 19. William H., 13. F.L., 10. Viola Mary, 5.
Census of 1880.
R.T. Edmonson, 29. A.E., wife, 26. Sons: R.E., 5. H.O., 3. W.H., 7 months. All born in Mississippi. In Texas in 1891.
S.O. Edmonson, 31. M.E., wife, 25. Orailla, 5. Richard, 3. Maggie, 1. All born in Mississippi.
William H. Edmenson, 63, b. in VA. M.M, wife, 61, b. in TN. F.L., 20, b. in MS.
William H. Edmonson, 22. M.J., wife, 21. C.L. 2 months. All born in MS. (In Texas in 1891).
William H. Edmondson appears to have lost his hotel during the War and most of his property. Several sons were killed in the War.
Richard Thomas Edmondson, son of William H. Edmondson and Malinda Street Edmondson, was born Feb. 13, 1851, in Paulding, Jasper County, Mississippi. He married Annie Elizabeth Straughn Feb. 13, 1873, in Enterprise, Clarke County. They lived in Texas in 1891. She died June 1, 1900, in Enterprise, Mississippi. They had eight children:
1. R.E. Edmondson, b. about 1875.
2. H. Ogburn Edmondson (W.O.?), born about 1877.
3. William Heard Edmondson, b. about 1880 in Mississippi. His son, William Herman Edmondson, married Irene Johnson who did family research.
4. Clyde Edmondson.
5. Daisy Inez Edmondson.
6. James Cline Edmondson
7. Foote Lamar Edmondson
8. Stanley Darling Edmondson.
Richard Thomas Edmondson lived his late years in Selma, Alabama. He lived in 1917 at Route 4, Selma. He had a daughter who lived in Montgomery County, Alabama. He died February 19, 1925. He is said to be buried in Old Live Oak Cemetery in Selma.
(From Zoe Tom. Zoetom45@hotmail.com.
His son, William Hart Edmondson, Jr., was born in July, 1857, in Paulding, Mississippi. He married Margarette Jane Buckley about 1878 in Enterprise. They had eight children: Charles, William H., Florence L., Samuel W., Allie L., George M., Grace L., and Ora E.
His second son, William H. Edmondson, was born Sept. 1, 1881, in Enterprise. He married Minnie Ora Lorentz in 1904 in Wise County, Texas. See Wise County, Texas.
I have been helping a cousin with some Mississippi relatives, who moved to
Texas and then to Oklahoma, etc.
The line is connected to my great great grandfather, Col. William H.
Edmonson/Edmondson, who was born in Virginia, but died in Mississippi in 1892.
He married Malinda Madeline Street.
They are both buried in unmarked graves in Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise,
Clarke County, Mississippi.
One of his sons was William H. Edmonson, Jr. and he married Margaret Jean or
William Jr. was born in Mississippi in July of 1857, according to the 1900
Census. I am not sure which County he was born in in Mississippi. The family
lived in more than one county.
Anyway, William's first children were born in Mississippi. They were Charles
Lake Edmonson born 33 Mar 1880 in Enterprise, Clarke County, Miss., Samuel
Webster Edmonson born 3 Aug 1886 and William Henry Edmonson 6 Sep 1881 and
Florence L. Edmonson born Apr 1883. The other children were born in Wise
It sounds to me like the first children were all born in Enterprise, Clarke
The children born in Texas were Grace L. Edmonson born Jun 1894, Olive or
Ollie or Allie Edmonson born in Apr 1892 in Texas, and Ora Edna Edmonson born
May 1896 and George Mosely Edmonson born 11 Jan 1889 in Wise County, Texas.
Zoe maybe you can start by entering these folks in your Mississippi records.
I missed a couple of people on the list of children of William H. Edmonson, Jr.
and Margaret J. Buckley.
Annie May Edmonson was born 26 Aug 1898 and died 2 May 1899. She is buried at
Cumby Cemetery, Wise County, Texas.
The other person I forgot was Richard Emercy Edmonson, who was born 26 Jun 1900
in Texas. He is reported to have married a Ruth.
Those are the proven members of the family at the moment. Some of the people in
this family are buried in Temple Cemetery in Oklahoma.
A relative lives near there and has taken some picture of tombstones, but she is
willing to go back there and take new pictures of the tombstone, as needed.
CLAY COUNTY, MS
Belle Edmondson, daughter of Andrew J. Edmondson, moved to Clay County in 1864 from Shelby County, Tennessee, after her arrest by Federal authorities for smuggling for the Confederacy. She died in 1873 and was buried with her parents in Elmwood Cemetery.
Coahoma County, MS
May 30, 1869. John Edmondson married Eliza Townes.
COPIAH COUNTY, MS
Bounded on the south by Lincoln and Lawrence, Jefferson and Claiborne (west), Hinds (north) and Simpson (east). In southeast MS. County seat is Hazlehurst.
Bounded by Lamar (south), Jefferson Davis (west), Simpson and Smith (north) and Jones (east). County seat is Collins.
James W. Edmondson of S.C. is said by a descendant, Fred L. Logan, to have moved to Covington County in 1830. He lived later in Yazoo County, MS. See Pendleton District SC for one document.
Timothy Rogers of Covington County had eight children, including Caroline, wife of Jackson Edmondson, who at the time of her marriage to him was the widow of Benjamin Duckworth. (See: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Vol. II, pp. 701-02, pub. 1891).
Census of 1850, p. 329. .
Charles Edmonson, 27, farmer, b. in MS.
Eliza Ann, 25, wife, b. in GA.
Census of 1880.
Robert Edmonson, 46. Sarah A., 24. George, 20. Indiana, 18. James, 15. Wright, 13. Robert, 11. Martha, 9. Maggie, 7. Adaline, 5. Ophelia, 1. All born in MS. No wife listed.
William Henry Edmondson, native of Virginia, lived here briefly.
Dec. 31, 1849. Sarah Edmondson m. James Ewell.
1850 Census, North District.
Edmondson in Index but microfilm too blurred to read.
March 15, 1854. A.C. Edmondson m. M.E. Powell.
Oct. 11, 1869. Heraly Edmondson m. Lee Payne.
Jan. 22, 1870. Albert Edmondson m. Harriett Aldridge.
May 4, 1870. Flora Edmondson m. Wyatt Morton.
March 11, 1873. Watsie Edmondson m. Green Miles.
Jan. 22, 1875. Caroline Edmondson m. D.H. Pope.
Jan. 15, 1880. William Edmondson m. Callie Lane.
1880 Census. No white Edmondsons. (Check this).
April 21, 1887. Albert Edmondson m. Sarah Dannon.
Nov. 26, 1890. Ella Edmondson m. William Williamson.
Dec. 30, 1893. Mary Edmondson m. Thomas Burnes.
Feb. 4, 1898. Ferabee Edmondson m. Oliver Whitfield.
Dec. 4, 1900. Lillie Edmondson m. Henry Harris.
Dec. 21, 1900. J.W. Edmondson m. Mary Holloway.
Borders Perry (east), Stone (south), Pearl River and Lamar (west) and Covington and Jones (north). County seat: Hattiesburg.
April 29, 1909. Tarma Edmondson married Carl W. Strahan.
May 16, 1911. Robert Edmondson married Louise Saltinstall.
June 14, 1911. V.B. Edmondson married Minnie Thatch.
June 14, 1911. Alice Jeanette Edmondson married Caleb Hill Welsh.
April 11, 1912. J.L. Edmondson married Mrs. C.L. Dickenson.
June 29, 1918. Lucy Edmondson married William Ingalls.
April 21, 1929. John Alexander Edmonson died in Hattiesburg. He was born Nov. 15, 1849, in Perry County, MS, son of James Edmondson and Jennett Lott Edmondson. James was a native of Sumter, Salem County, SC. John married Mary Elizabeth Bayliss in Jones County, from Edmondsons in NC.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, MS
Bounded by Wilkinson and Amite (south), Adams (west), Jefferson (north) and Lincoln (east). County seat is Meadville. Southwest MS.
Southeast near coast, borders Alabama (east), Jackson (south), Stone and Perry (west) and Greene (north). County seat: Lucedale.
GREENE COUNTY, MS
Bounded by George (south), Perry (west), Wayne (north) and the Alabama line (east). County seat is Leakesville. In southeast MS.
HARRISON COUNTY MS
Bounded by Gulf of Mexico (south), Hancock (west), Stone (north) and Jackson (east). County seat is Gulfport. Far southeastern MS.
1847. Amos Edmondson married Mary Brown. He was a son of Amos E. Edmondson and Mary Moody Edmondson. His father was a native of NC and his mother of SC. See Hinds County.
On the Gulf coast. Borders Harrison (east), the Mississippi River (west) and Pearl River (north). County seat: Bay Saint Louis.
Sept. 30, 1871. Eliza Edmondson married Louis Johnston.
On the Gulf Coast. Borders Jackson (east), Hancock (west), Stone (north). Biloxi is county seat.
Feb. 22, 1883. Sarah Ann Edmondson m. Sylvester Halten.
Hinds County. Jackson.
1830. Amos E. Edmondson died in Hinds County. He was born in 1784 in Halifax or Martin County, NC, son of John Edmondson (1762-1817) and Lydia Downing Edmondson (1762-1820). He settled in Sumter, SC where he married Mary Moody in 1809. She was born in 1791 in Salem County, daughter of Solomon Moody and Mary Allen Moody. They appear to have moved soon to the Mississippi Territory as Amos Edmundson is shown in 1812 as a private in the 13th Regiment, Mississippi Militia, Col. Nixon commanding. He is shown as a soldier in the War of 1812 from MS, Col. Ferdinand Claiborne’s Regiment. (DEEP SOUTH QUARTERLY, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 82). They had at least eight children:
1. James Edmondson, b. 1810 in Salem County, MS (no longer a county).
2. William Edmondson, b. 1812-13. See 1850 Census below.
3. Andrew Jackson Edmondson, b. 26 May, 1814.
4. Charles Moody Edmondson, b. 10 July, 1822. D. 1 August, 1905.
5. Thomas Jefferson Edmondson, b. about 1825 and died in 1853.
6. Amos Edmondson, born about 1827.
7. Joseph Edmondson, b. about 1828 in MS.
8. A daughter, not named, who died in infancy.
(See Marshall County, MS for Mary Moody Edmondson’s death).
Federal Census, 1840, p. 217.
Census of 1850.
William Edmundson, 37, farmer, b. in SC. Selina?, wife, 26, b. in MS. Sarah, age ?, dau., b. in MS. William, age ?, son, b. in MS. Mary E., age ?, dau., b. in MS. Marvina E., age ?, dau., b. in MS. (p. 806).
Living in a different household with Stephen Granberry, 23, b. in MS, was Joseph Edmundson, 18, b. in MS. (p. 826) Joseph is probably the son of Amos and Mary Moody Edmondson.
August 21, 1857. Sarah O. Edmondson married Jerome Peyton.
Jan. 21, 1865. Mollie E. Edmondson married H.B. Crockett.
Joseph Edmondson, 46, b. in N.C. Walter, 3, son. Stepson, Willie McPherson, 7, b. in NC.
Salena Edmonson, 50, b. in MS. Son, D.L.O., 17. Grandchildren: L.B. Peyton, 22. Salina Peyton, 19. Jerome Peyton, 19. Minnie Jasper, 7. All born in MS.
(She would appear to be the widow of William Edmundson, Census of 1850).
April 18, 1887. D.L.C. Edmondson married W.L. Weathersby.
Nov. 26, 1926. Emeline Jacob, wife of Joseph Edmondson, was buried at Salem Baptist Church cemetery, Hinds County. She was born July 7, 1848. Her parents were probably Joseph Jacob, Sr., 1815-5 Sept., 1878, and Mary A., wife, 1 July 1819-24 Sept. 1798 who are buried in the same cemetery. (DEEP SOUTH QUARTERLY, Vol. 18, No. 1, page 8. Provided by Nancy Wood, 2008).
JACKSON COUNTY MS
Bounded by the Gulf of Mexico (south), Harrison and Stone (west), George (north) and the Alabama line and Mobile County (east). County seat is Pascagoula. Far south MS.
Borders Clarke (east), Jones (south), Smith (west), Newton (north). County seat: Bay Springs.
William H. Edmondson, born in 1817 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, was the son of Richard H. Edmondson and Angelina Ogburn Edmondson. His father was born in 1787 in Mecklenburg and died in 1828 in VA. William’s brothers were: Charles Richard Edmondson, James Watkins Edmondson and Edwin Edmondson. His sister was Angelina Edmondson. William moved to DeKalb County MS in 1837 and to Jasper County in 1838. He married Malinda Madeline Street, June 25, 1840, in Paulding, Jasper County. Her father was Solomon Street.
Federal Census, 1840, p. 171.
Census of 1850.
W.H. Edmondson, 43, merchant, b. in VA. Malinda M., 32, wife, b. in TN. James, 9, son, b. in MS. Charles W., 7, son, b. in MS. William Edwin, 5, son, b. in MS. Pauline, 3, dau., b. in MS. Samuel A., 1, son, b. in MS. (household No. 401)
He is shown in Clarke County, MS, in the census of 1860, age 43, b. in VA. All his children were born in Mississippi. He was an innkeeper, had real estate of $10,000 and personal estate of $15,000.
November 23, 1892. Meridian News. “Another Landmark Gone. As time rolls on it never ending cycles, first one and then the other of the old landmarks passes away. Col. William Howry Edmondson, who was one of the old time and highly venerated landmarks of East Mississippi, passed away on Monday morning, about 10 o’clock at the residence of his son, Mr. S.O. Edmondson, the proprietor of the Edmondson House in this city, after a protracted illness.
Col. Edmondson, as he has been fondly and familiarly known in East Mississippi, was a remarkable man in many respects. Strong willed, full of force of char-acter, frank, and honorable, he always exercised an influence for good in every community in which he lived, and his memory will long be held in reverence by his many old-time friends and acquaintances. Col. Edmondson was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and came to DeKalb, Mississippi, in 1840. He was sheriff of Jasper County for six years, removing thence to Enterprise in 1859. During his life in that county, he was elected supervisor for sixteen consecutive years. A number of his old friends and neighbors followed his remains to their last resting place at Enterprise yesterday. “
Children of William Henry (Hart) Edmondson and Malinda Street Edmondson:
1. James H. Edmondson, b. in 1841. Died in the Civil War.
2. Charles W. Edmondson, b. in 1842.
3. William Edwin Edmondson, b. in 1845. Died in the Civil War.
4. Angelina Edmondson, b. in 1847.
5. Samuel Ogburn Edmondson, b. in 1849. Living in Enterprise, MS, in 1891.
6. Ora V. Edmondson, b. in 1852, female.
7. William Henry Edmondson, Jr., b. in 1857. In Texas in 1891.
8. Richard T. Edmondson, b. in 1849. In Texas in 1891.
9. Foote .L. Edmondson, b. in 1859, male.
(See: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Volume I, p. 686. Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1891.)
Look to see if you have a burial site for a grave for Samuel Ogburn Edmonson or
Edmondson. He owned Edmondson house, which was a sort of boarding house or
something in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He passed away some time
between about 1892 and 1917.
I don't know when, but he probably died in Lauderdale County, but I am not even
sure of that.
He was one of the sons of Col. William H. Edmonson and Malinda Madeline
Street. He was also my great grandfather.
I have no pictures of him. Three of his brothers died in the Civil War.
Sam somehow survived it all.
His Dad stocked the local hospital and was a quartermaster in the Civil
War. I am not sure he ever drew his civil war pension.
I haven't looked a what you sent me, as I was really busy during
election time. Things have quieted down now a lot.
I will see if I can access the files. Sometimes they are just too big
for my old computer to process well.
I will look to see what I have filed under Edmonson.
Borders Wayne (east), Perry and Forrest (south), Covington (west), Smith and Jasper (north). County seat: Ellisville.
March 3, 1871. John Alexander Edmondson, b. Nov. 15, 1849, in Perry County, married Mary Elizabeth Baylis, in Jones County at the home of William Baylis. She was born Jan. 21, 1850, in Jones County and died Oct. 2, 1924, in Jones County. Her husband died April 21, 1929, in Hattiesburg, Forrest County. John A. Edmondson was the son of James Edmonson, born in Salem County, SC., and grandson of Amos Edmonson, b. in Halifax Co. NC. Their children:
1. Mary Elizabeth Edmonson, b. 28 Dec 1873. Died 21 May 1953.
2. Ida Estelle Edmonson, b. 15 Jan 1875. Died 26 Jan 1902.
3. Olive Jennett Edmonson, b. 5 Nov 1877. Died 2 July 1953.
4. William Edgar Edmondson, b. Nov. 5, 1878, in Eastabuchie, Jones County. He married May Thompson , b. 6 June 1883 in Donaldsonville, LA.
5. Lou Ella Edmonson, b. 1 March 1881. Died 18 April 1841.
6. John Baylis Edmonson, b. Feb 1883. Died 31 July 1963.
7. Minnie Edmonson, b. Jan 1887. Died 27 Aug 1888.
8. James Earn Edmonson, b. 15 Oct 1888. Date of death unknown.
9. Juanita Edmonson, b. 13 Nov 1890. Died 5 Feb 1988.
10. Viola Helen Edmondson was born April 11, 1894, in Jones County and married George Garland Daniel, July 4, 1917, in Meridian. He was born in 1894 in MS. She died 21 Sept 1983. Their daughter Helen J. Daniel, was born Feb. 9, 1919, at the home of William Baylis. Helen married Sam Maxwell.
William Edgar Edmonson and May Thompson Edmonson had:
1. Leonard Wahl Edmonson, b. Nov. 15, 1906, Lutcher, St. James parish, LA. Died 3 Jan 1938, unmarried.
2. Russell Bayliss Edmonson, b. 17 July, 1908, Lutcher. Died 23 June, 1879. Married Jean McCormick, 17 Dec., 1936.
3. Eunice Vivian Edmonson, b. 11 Feb 1910, d. 6 Feb 1960. Married Edward Chehardy, 4 July, 1937.
4. Howard Edgar Edmonson, b. 29 Nov 1913. Died 19 Nov 1981. Married Lillian Isabelle Machado, 24 April, 1938, in Sacramento, CA. They had: Howard William and Mahlon Edgar Edmonson, b. 11 Dec 1948, Houston, Texas; Lorelle Edmonson, b. 26 April 1956, Denver, CO. Married Mr. Hendricks and provided most of the above information on her family to EFAB, No. 91.
August 18, 1896. Molley Edmonson married R.L. Jones.
Kemper County, MS
Oct. 4, 1917. Paulens Edminston married Ernest Temple.
Oct. 7, 1939. J.D. Edminston married Jewel R. Dove.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS
Bounded by Pearl River (south), Marion (west), Jefferson and Covington (north) and Forrest (east). County seat is Purvis. Near Hattiesburg in southeast MS.
Lawrence County MS
Bounded by Walthall and Marion (south). Lincoln (west), Copiah and Sampson (north) and Jefferson (east). County seat is Prentiss. South central MS.
1880 Census. No white Edmondsons.
Lauderdale County, MS.
Bounded by Clarke (south), Newton (west), Kemper (north) and the Alabama line. Meridian is the county seat.
WILLIAM HENRY (HART) EDMONDSON died in this county July 28, 1892. He was born in Mecklenburg County, VA, April 14, 1817, son of Richard H. Edmondson and Angelina Clark Ogburn Edmondson. William Hart Edmondson married Malinda Madeline Street, June 25, 1840, in Paulding, Jasper County, MS, daughter of Solomon Street. She was born in Tennessee about 1818. See Clark County, MS (1860)
Bounded by Cott (south), Madison (west), Attala (north) and Neshoba (east). County seat is Carthage.
June 21, 1888. Miss L.E. Edmondson married A. Y. Roberts.
Dec. 31, 1896. Laura Edmondson married W.B. Cook.
LEFLORE COUNTY MS
Bounded Holmes and Humphreys (south), Sunflower (west), Tallahatchie (north) and Grenada and Carroll (east). In West central Mississippi. l
Lincoln County MS
Bounded by Amite and Pike (south), Franklin (west), Copiah (north) and Lawrence (east). County seat is Brookhaven. Southwest MS.
Oct. 26, 1907. M.E. Edmonson married Addie E. Garrett.
June 29, 1834. S.A. Edmundson married Elizabeth Lowe.
Dec. 25, 1836. S.A. Edmondson married Frances Mayfield.
Federal Census, 1840. P. 197.
March 26, 1848. Elmerey Edmondson married Rubey Grandson.
Census of 1850.
One Edmondson, one Edmonson, and two Edmundson families are listed in Lowndes in 1850 but the film is too dim to make out except Tecumseh ? Edmonson, 20, an overseer.
Jan. 4, 1855. Rebecca Edmondson married Robert Timblin.
Feb. 28, 1867. James W. Edmondson married Mary A. Richardson.
May 1, 1871. Franie Edmondson married Fred Vaughn.
Oct. 14, 1876. Martha Edmondson married John Harris.
Census of 1880.
W.E. Edmonson, 45. N.C., 30. W.G., 10. Elbert, 8. James, 5. Thomas, 2. All born in MS.
July 1, 1895. R.T. Edmondson married Maude McDaniel.
Bounded by Franklin and Hinds (south), Yazoo (west/northwest), Attala (north), and Leake (east). County seat is Canton.
1840 Federal Census, p. 111.
John T. Edmondson (Check Greene County, Georgia. John T. Edmondson who married there in 1821 was in Woodland Falls, Alabama, in 1829)
Sept. 13, 1841. America Edmonson married Robert Simpson.
July 16, 1858. Sarah Edmonson married P.S. Logan.
1880 Census. No white Edmondsons.
Marion County MS
Bounded by Louisiana state line and Pearl River (south), Walthall and Lawrence (west), Jefferson Davis (north) and Lamar (east). County seat is Columbia. Pearl River runs through it. South MS.
March 11(or Sept. 11?), 1829. James Edmondson married Jennett Lott. (Son of Amos Edmondson of Halifax Co NC). James was born about 1810 in Salem Co., SC.
James died July 12, 1873, in Perry County, MS. Jennett Lott was the daughter or Robert Lott and Sarah Tynes Lott.
April 25, 1848. Thomas J. Edmondson married Mary S. Webb.
Jan. 3, 1855. Mary S. Edmondson married Thomas Allen.
Dec. 11, 1888. Horace Edmondson married Fannie Rawls.
July 9, 1898. Harris Edmondson married Lydia Autrey.
Thomas Jefferson Edmondson was sheriff of Marion County at one time. He was born in 1825 and died in 1853. Son of Amos Edmondson, Sr., his brothers were James, b. in 1810; William, b. 1812-13; Andrew Jackson, b. May 26, 1814; Amos, b. about 1827, married Mary Brown in Hammond County in 1847; Joseph, b. c. 1830-32;
Federal Census, 1840.
W.C. Edmundson (p. 41)
Amos Edmondson (p. 53)
1840. Joseph Dean moved to Marshall County. He married Elizabeth Edmundson, daughter of Caleb Edmundson Jr. and his wife Margaret of SC. Caleb was born in Chester or York County PA about 1747, son of Caleb Edmundson and Esther Underhill Edmundson. Joseph Dean died in Marshall County. Elizabeth, born about 1786, died in 1874. Joseph and Elizabeth moved to TN for awhile before moving on to Marshall County. (See EFAB, No. 87).
1841. Mary (“Polly”) Moody Edmondson, wife of Amos E. Edmondson, died in Marshall County. She was born in Sumter, Salem County, SC in 1791 and married Amos in 1809 in that county. Her husband died in 1830 in Hinds County, MS. The Amos Edmondson shown in the 1840 Census would be their son.
1847. Amos Edmondson married Mary Brown in Hammond County.
Census of 1850.
Thomas W. Edmonson, 33, planter, b. in VA.
Andrew J. Edmondson, 57, clerk, b. in Davidson Co., TN. Mary Ann, 52, wife, b. in NC. Mary A., 20, dau., b. in AL. Joanna A., 16, dau., b. in AL. Sarah R., 14, dau., b. in MS. Edmond J., 12, son, b. in MS. Isabella B., 9, dau., b. in MS. Helen, 7, dau., b. in MS. Andrew J., 5, son, b. in MS. (Is this the family of the famous Belle Edmondson who moved soon to Shelby County, Tennessee?)
In Household No. 15. Living with James W. Hill, 63, b. in VA and Margaret Hill, 46, b. in AL: Eliza B. Edmondson, 37, b. in VA.
Jackson Edmonson, 33, farmer, b. in MS. Elizabeth, 35, wife, b. in NC.
Bounded by Lowndes (south), Clay (southwest), Chickasaw (west), Pontotoc and Tawamba (north) and the Alabama line (east). County seat is Aberdeen. East central Mississippi.
July 16, 1847. Robert W. Edmondson married Amarilla Ragsdale.
May 18, 1850. Sarah R. Edmondson m. James M. Halbert.
Census of 1850.
Living with Griffin Roberts, 48, farmer , b. in S.C. and Mary R. Roberts, 34, wife, b. in S.C.: Rebecca P. Edmondson, 18, b. in MS.
Montgomery County, MS
Bounded by Attala (south), Carroll (west), Grenada (north) and Webster and Choctaw (east). County seat is Winona.
1825. Luvinda J. Edmondson, daughter of Thomas Edmondson, was born in this county. She married John C. James in 1850 in Montgomery County and died in 1860. (See Carroll County)
NESHOBA COUNTY MS
Bounded by Newton (south), Leake (west), Winston (north) and Kemper (east). County seat is Philadelphia. Southeast Mississippi.
NEWTON COUNTY MS
Bounded by Jasper (south), Cott (west), Neshoba (north) and Lauderdale (east). County seat is Newton.
Noxubee County, MS
Bounded by Kemper (south), Winston (west), Oktibbeha and Lowndes (north) and the Alabama line (east). East central Mississippi.
Martha Edmondson, born in Greene County, Georgia, married William Greer. She died in Noxubee County. She was possibly a daughter or granddaughter of Humphrey and Fannie Edmondson of Greene and Oglethorpe Counties in Georgia.
Census of 1850.
Living with William Watts, planter, 42, and Kesiah Watts, 49, b. in SC: William Edmondson, 18, b. in AL.
Nov. 2, 1852. William J. Edmondson married Mary A. Conway.
Dec. 6, 1863. Richard H. Edmondson married Eliza J. Sherrod.
Bounded by Noxubee and Winston(south), Choctaw (west), Clay (north) and Lowndes (east). County seat is Starkville. East central Mississippi.
Federal Census, 1840, p. 117.
Wright Edmondson (See Edgecombe County, NC)
Dec. 23, 1874. Mary Edmonson married Benjamin Hardin.
Census of 1880.
Essex Edmondson, 48. Sarah Edmondson, 31. Ellen, 5. U.S. Grant, 3. Elliott Edmonson, 3 months, grandson of Essex. All born in Mississippi.
Bounded by Stone (south), Forrest (west), Jones and Wayne (north) and Greene and George (east). County seat is New Augusta. Southeastern MS.
Federal Census, 1840.
Census of 1850.
James Edmunson, 40, farmer, b. in SC. Nancy, 39, wife, b. in SC. Amos, 23, son, farmer, b. in SC. Robert, 16, son, b. in N.C. William, 15, son, b. in NC.
Elizabeth, 13, dau., b. in NC. George, 11, son, b. in NC. Lucinda, 10, dau., b. in NC. James, 7, son, b. in MS. Martha, 4, dau., b. in MS. John, 9 mos., son, b. in MS. (See Edgecombe Co, NC). (Nancy is an error of the census taker. Her name was Gincy/Jennett. Mrs. Helen D. Maxwell, San Jacinto, Texas, a descendant, EFAB No. 49).
July 12, 1873. James Edmondson died in Monroe Station, Perry County, and was buried in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born in 1810 in Sumter District, Salem County, SC, son of Amos E. Edmondson (1784-1830), a native of Halifax or Martin County, NC, and Mary Moody Edmondson. (See Edgecomb County NC for his parents John Edmondson and Lydia Downing Edmondson). James married Jennett (Jane, Gincy, Jinny, Jincy) Lott, March 11, 1829, in Marion County, MS. She was born in 1805 in SC, daughter of Robert Lott and Sarah Tyner Lott. Their children:
1. Robert Sharp Edmondson, b. in 1834.
2. William Edmondson, b. in 1835.
3. Elizabeth Edmondson, b. in 1837.
4. Dorinda Edmondson, b. in 1840.
5. George Simmons Edmondson, b. Oct. 12, 1841 and died 24 Sept 1910.
6. James W. Edmondson, b. in 1843.
7. Martha Edmondson, b. in 1846.
8. John Alexander Edmondson, b. 14 Nov. 1849, in Perry County, MS. He died in Forrest County, April 21, 1929.
9. Thomas Edmondson, b. in 1854.
Eli Edmondson, prominent early settler in Fayette County, Georgia, was brother of Amos. James stopped briefly in Fayette on his way to MS.
George Edmonson, 38. Eliza A., 36. Martha J., 20. Anna, 18. Ophelia, 16. Olivia, 14. Charles, 12. Mary, 10. Thomas, 7. William, 5. Van B., 3. George, 2. All born in MS.
James Edmondson, 34, b. in MS. Lucy A., 33. Willie, 10. Minnie, 8. Fannie, 6. James, 4. George, 2. Mary, 1 month. All born in MS.
JOHN Edmondson, 31. Elizabeth, 30. Mary, 8. Ida, 6. Jane, 4. William, 1. All born in MS.
THOMAS Edmonson, 25. Josephine, 23. Laura, 5. Mamie, 3. Lousie, 9 months. All born in MS.
Feb. 28, 1884. Ami Edmonson married R. L. Sharp.
Jan. 8, 1885. Olivia Edmonson married R. W. Knight.
Dec. 16, 1886. Ophelia Edmonson married J.M. Bayliss.
PIKE COUNTY MS
Bounded by Louisiana (south), Amite (west), Lincoln (north), and Walthall (east). County seat is Magnolia.
Federal Census, 1840.
Andrew J. Edmondson (p. 146). Son of Lt. Robert Edmondson Jr. and Isabella Buchanan. Lived in Maury County, TN, where he died April 30, 1872. (Was this the father of Belle Edmondson? Moved to Shelby County, TN, just south of Memphis, before 1860).
Martha S. Edmondson (p. 160)
Census of 1850.
Albert Edmondson, 47, physician, b. in TN. William, 26, b. in MS. Mary, 3, b. in MS. Caroline, 3, b. in MS. Household No. 644.
Martha Edmondson, 60, b. in NC. Emily, 22, b. in AL. Randall Mitchell, 62, b. in NC, was a civil officer. Household No. 645.
Robert W. Edmondson, 32, clerk, b. in TN. Anvilla, 24, wife, b. in AL. Willis M., 2, son, b. in MS. Gabriel, 2 months, son, b. in MS. Living with them was James Ragsdale, 21, b. in AL. (Possibly Anvilla’s brother).
June 23, 1864. Helen L. Edmonson married Brodie S. Crump.
March 4, 1868. Journal of the Senate of the United States, 1789-1873.
Mr. Patterson of Tennessee presented papers relative to the claim of R.W. Edmondson, for services as clerk of the United States District Court for the northern district of Mississippi, and for expenses of preserving from destruction the records of the land office at Pontotoc, in that State, during the rebellion; which were referred to the Committee on Claims. (Provided by Beverly Brunelle, 2006)
Quitman County, MS
March 28, 1889. Rebecca Edmondson married George Matthews.
Rankin County, MS
Bounded by Simpson (south), Hinds (west), Madison (north) and Cott and Smith (east). County seat is Brandon. In southwest Mississippi.
Nov. 28, 1841. Mary Edmondson married Edward Scanlon.
Jan. 14, 1874. Biddy Edmondson married Warren Roberts.
Jan. 18, 1871. Jane Edmunson married Elias Massy.
March 13, 1878. Miss M.A.A. Edmonson married N. Holmes.
Feb. 16, 1880. Mollie Edmonson married George Russell.
Jan. 12, 1882. Mary Edmonson married W.D. Donnell.
August 1, 1882. Arabella Edmonson m. Henry Cooper.
Jan.27, 1891. R.A. Edmonson m. Mattie Harper.
April 16, 1898. Mandy Edmonson m. D. Bogan.
Sharkey County, MS
Bounded by Issaquena (south), Issaquena (west), Washington (north) and Yazoo (east). County seat is Rolling Fork. West central Mississippi.
Jan. 26, 1880. York Edmundson married Delia Everett.
Oct. 4, 1887. Irvin Edmonson m. Sallie Sims.
Oct. 20, 1888. Sarah Edmonson m. Samuel Young.
Simpson County, MS
Bounded by Covington, Jefferson Davis and Lawrence (south), Copiah (west), Rankin (north) and Smith (east). County seat is Mendenhall.
Alva Harrison Edmondson, son of John and Mary Edmondson, came to Tishomingo County in the 1840’s with his family and was 14 in the Census of 1850. He moved to Simpson County where he was a school teacher, carpenter and preacher. His brother William went to Texas where he worked as a foreman in coal mines.
Alva Harrison Edmondson was born in 1836 and died in 1910. He had John Edmondson (1874-1966) whose son Hansel Earl Edmondson (1904-1983) had Clifton Earl Edmondson, born in 1937. (Information from Clifton E. Edmondson, teaching at Davidson College, NC, in the 1990’s).
Dec. 24, 1872. Rebecca Edmonson m. Mike McNair.
Dec. 11, 1884. Fannie A. Edmonson m. T. M. Everrett.
? 24, 1885. Emma Edmonson m. W.E. Magee.
Nov. 20, 1894. Laura E. Edmonson m. B. F. Peacock.
Jan. 13, 1897. D.C. Edmonson m. Jennie Williamson.
Jan. 12, 1898. John Edmonson m. Lilla Gray.
SMITH COUNTY MS
Bounded by Jones and Covington (south), Simpson and Rankin (west), Cott (north) and Jasper (east). County seat is Raleigh. In southeast Mississippi.
STONE COUNTY MS
Bounded by Harrison (south), Pearl River (west), Forrest and Perry (north) and George and Jackson (east). County seat is Wiggins.
Tate County, MS
Dec. 2, 1880. Miss E.D. Edmiston m. General Greer.
Jan. 18, 1882. Lou Edmiston m. W. H. Barnwell.
Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Richard Coleman Edmondson, son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson and Nancy Singleton, was born April 4, 1822, in Salem, MS. He died May 3, 1908. Richard married Alzira Farris, May 12, 1843, had 11 children.
He married (2) Polly Dees and had two more children.
1. James Monroe Edmondson, his son, was born Jan. 28, 1853. He married Ella Scruggs. Their son William Terry Edmondson was born Oct. 10, 1884, and died July 14, 1970.
2. Commadore Champion Edmondson, born in Salem, Mississippi, in 1855. His son, Henry Oscar Edmondson was born in Margurum, AL, in 1892 and died in 1946. Henry O. had Elton W. Edmondson, b. in 1920, in Tishomingo County. He had Sandra and Stephen ( Letter of descendant Sandra McGuire, daughter of Elton).
ROBERT SPILSBY EDMONDSON was born in Mecklenburg County, VA, May 1, 1780, and married Nancy (Patsy) Singleton Jan. 29, 1803 (Marriage Bond). Nancy was a daughter of Martha Singleton. Father’s name not available. Robert and Nancy had at least six children. He served in the War of 1812. He died in 1864 and is buried in Salem Cemetery, 7-8 miles from Iuka, Mississippi. He has a large marble gravestone which documents his war service. Robert’s parents were Richard Coleman Edmondson and Mary Brown. His grandparents were Thomas Edmondson and Grissell Coleman. Great-grandparents were Benjamin Edmondson and Margaret Upton Underwood Finney, twice widowed. Benjamin was the son of Thomas Edmundson who died in 1715 in Essex County, VA, but was not listed in his will. (EFAB No. 53, 79). Robert Spilsby Edmondson had a half brother, Richard H. Edmondson, some of whose family moved to Mississippi. .
He is shown as Spilsby R. Edmondson in Mecklenburg County, VA, in 1811, in Lewis Parham’s District with 39 ½ acres. He deeded to Elizabeth Edmondson 37 ½ acres, her right in Richard Edmondson’s land. He was shown in 1812 and 1813 with the same small tract.
Children of Robert Spilsby and Nancy Singleton Edmondson:
1. Sidney Pettes Edmondson, b. June 11, 1805, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia; m. Lucy Hutson, Dec. 31, 1832; d. Aug. 6, 1880, in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
2. William Saunders Edmondson, b. Jan. 8, 1812; m. Mary Frances Giddens, Oct. 11, 1845, in Gainesville, Alabama. (A descendant, Mrs. Frances M. Grabe, gives May 11, 1805, as his birthdate.
3. John Coleman Edmondson, b. Dec. 26, 1806; m. Mary Smith Coleman, March 3, 1830 (or March 31, 1835 ?) in Williamson County, TN. . His son Alva Harrison Edmondson was born in 1836 in Alabama. Martha T., b. in 1838, Alabama. Sarah E., b. in AL in 1840. Mary S., b. in AL in 1842. . William F., b. in MS in 1847. The family lived in Franklin County, AL, in 1840 (Census). See Simpson County. John C. died Oct. 6, 1855, Tishimingo County, MS.
4. Panthea Edmondson, b. between 1805-1810. m. James C.A. Priest, Jan. 5, 1830, Williamson County, TN. (Mrs. Grabe says Jan. 1, 1830)
5. Richard Coleman Edmondson, b. April 4, 1822, in Tennessee. (Sandra McGuire, 5308 Harper Valley Road, Apopka, FL, 32703, provided her descent from him and his son, Commodore Champion Edmondson, in a letter to EFAB in 1977).
6. Samuel M. (or B.) Edmondson, b. in 1824, in Tennessee; died in 1878 in Arkansas.
SIDNEY PETTES EDMONDSON, son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson, was born in Mecklenburg County, VA, June 11, 1805. He married Lucy W. Hutson, Oct. 28, 1827, in Williamsburg County, TN. She was born in 1812 in Virginia. He died Aug. 6, 1880, and she in April, 1873, both in Pulaski County, AR. He is shown in the 1830 Census as Sidney Edminson in Williamson County, TN. In 1840 he is in Franklin County, AL. His mother Nancy was apparently living with him in 1840. He was in Tishomingo County, MS, listed in the 1845 Territorial Census, and in the Southern Division, same county, in 1850. Children of Sidney and Lucy:
1. Robert, b. c. 1828, TN.
2. Mary Ann, b. c. 1832, TN.
3. Elizabeth, b. c. 1833, AL.
4. Tennessee, b.c. 1836, AL.
5. William D., b. c. 1838, AL.
6. Manley, b. c. 1840, AL.
7. John, b.c. 1841, AL.
8. Sarah, b.c, 1846, MS.
9. Joseph F., b.c. 1849, MS.
They lived in Pulaski County, Arkansas, in 1860 (Census).
Census of 1850.
A.F. Edmondson, 19, clerk, b. in Alabama, was living with Geo. Campbell, 29, b. in TN, and his wife Amanda, 28, b. in AL.
John Edmondson, 43, farmer, b. in VA. Mary, 38, wife, b. in GA. Alva, 14, son, b. in AL. Martha T., 12, dau., b. in AL. Sarah E., 10, dau., b. in AL. Mary S., 8, dau., b. in AL. William F., 3, son, b. in MS. Household No. 833.
(He appears to be the son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson)
(Alva Harrison Edmondson, according to a descendant Clyde Milton Edmondson, of Oak Grove, Louisiana, went from one of the Carolinas with his parents to this county about 1840-42. He moved to Simpson County where he was a school teacher, carpenter and preacher. However, this does not agree with other information on this man).
Sidney Edmondson, 45, carpenter, b. in VA. ??????? W., 38, wife, b. in VA.
Robert, 22, son, b. in ? Mary Ann, 17, dau. Elizabeth, 17, dau. Jennifer, 14, dau. William, 12, son. John, 4, son, b. in MS. Sarah, 2, dau., b. in MS. Joseph F., 1, son, b. in MS. Household No. 871. (Son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson)
Richard, 26, farmer, b. in TN. Elizabeth F., 22, b. in TN. John B., 5, son, b. in MS. Mary E., 3, dau., b. in MS. William B., 6 months, son, b. in MS. Household No. 877.
(Richard Coleman Edmondson who married Eliza Farris. They had 11 children. James Monroe Edmondson was born Jan. 28, 1853, at Iuka. He married Ella Scruggs. Their son, William Terry Edmondson, b. Oct. 10, 1884, a farmer, married Bulah Agnes Rast. She was born Sept. 9, 1900, and died April 5, 1932. He married again and had William Harold Edmondson, b. Oct. 9, 1942, and died May 10, 1978. From Nannie Ruth Edmondson Luthrell, daughter of the first marriage, Naples Texas. EFAB No. 53, p. 18).
Sandra McGuire gives Comadore Champion Edmondson as a son of Richard and his first wife, born in 1855 in Salem, MS. He had Henry Oscar Edmondson, b. in 1892, in Marguran, Alabama, d. 1946. Henry Oscar Edmondson had Elton W. Edmondson, b. in 1920 in Tishomingo County, MS, father of Sandra.
Census of 1880.
Con Edmonson, 24. Margaret, 24. Charley, 5. Pearl, 3. All born in MS.
W.F. Edmonson, 33. M.A., 31, wife. E.E., 4, son. Twin sons: Julius and Lucius A., 1. All born in MS.
April 6, 1890. R.C. Edmondson and Polly Dees were married. (This was the second marriage of Richard Coleman Edmondson, 1822-1908, son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson).
Oct. 23, 1895. Charley Edmondson and Minnie Aldridge were married.
I got your message as Beth had forwarded me yours. I would be happy to exchange info hoping for a connection somewhere. I have done the Y33 Chromosome test and I can forward the results to you if you need.
To make this easy on me My Dad is Billy Eldon Edmondson 1913 Tx -1972 NM. My grandfather is Julius Augustus Edmondson 1878 Ms - 1936 NM. My G grandfather is William Franklin Edmondson 1847 Ms - 1936 Tx. My GG grandfather is John Coleman Edmondson 1806 Va - 1855 Ms. His father my GGG grandfather is Robert Spilsby Edmondson 1780 Va - 1863 Ms. My GGGG grandfather is Richard Coleman Edmondson 1740 Va - 1810 Va. Now this is all I am sure of, and have some documents to verify most of this. I also have the wives and I hope all the children of these relatives, in some sort of order. I was hoping my DNA results would give me a better clue on where to go from here.
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UPSON COUNTY, MS.
Census of 1880.
A.H. Edmonson, 44. Mary, 36, wife. Emma, 16. James, 17. Fannie, 15. William, 13. Roland, 12. Daniel, 10. Laura, 8. Buddie, 6. Tally, 3. Infant, 5 months. All born in MS.
WALTHALL COUNTY MS
Bounded by Louisiana (south), Pike (west), Lawrence (north) and Marion (east). County seat is Tylertown.
WARREN COUNTY, MS
Bounded by Claiborne (south), the Mississippi River and Louisiana (west), Issaquena and Yazoo (north) and Hinds (east). County seat is Vicksburg.
Mary Edmondson was born in 1800? in Warren County?
Washington County, Mississippi
August 21, 1879. Matt Edmondson married Creasy Woodruff.
Nov. 15, 1887. Matt Edmondson married Sarah Robinson.
Oct. 28, 1897. Winnie Edmondson married Isaac Carter.
Dec. 29, 1897. Willie Edmondson married Bettie Young.
Wayne County, Mississippi.
Bounded by Greene (south), Jones (west), Clarke (north) and the Alabama line (east). County seat is Waynesboro. Southeast Mississippi.
The courthouse was burned completely in 1895 with loss of all records.
Nov. 10, 1859. Land Record. Philip Edmondson, Wayne County. Document #14108. Issue date: Nov. 10, 1859, under authority April 24, 1820. Sale-Cash. 40 acres. Land Office: Augusta. (From Beverly Brunelle).
The 1866 Mississippi State Census of Wayne County.
Philip Edmonson. 1 m 20-30. 1 m 60-70. 2 f under 10. 3 f 10-20.
Philip Edmondson married Martha A. Lavinia Shoemake, daughter of John Shoemake and Martha Etheridge Shoemake, before 1865, in Wayne County, according to family tradition. She was born July 25, 1845, in Alabama, and died in Grant Parish, Louisiana, April 10, 1919. Three of their children were born in Wayne County.
WILKINSON COUNTY MS
Bounded by Louisian (south), the Mississippi River and Louisiana (west), Adams (north) and Amite (east). County seat is Woodville. Southeast corner.
Winston County, MS
Virginia McGraw Stewart, born in Autauga, Alabama, died in this county. She was a granddaughter of Thomas Edmondson and Elizabeth McGee who married in Warren County, GA, July 23, 1811. Her parents were Tina Edmondson and Sanford H. McGraw. Tina was born Jan. 29, 1814, in Warren County. Thomas Edmondson was a son of Ambrose Edmondson, Sr., who moved from Nash County, NC, to Georgia.
Census of 1850.
A.A. Edmondson, 35, planter, b. in SC. Mary, 25, wife, b. in AL. William, 8, son, b. in MS. Samuel, 5, son, b. in MS. David, 4, son, b. in MS. Elias, 2, son, b. in MS. Household No. 917.
Federal Census, 1840, p. 319.
James W. Edmonson
Census of 1850.
James W. Edmundson, 47, planter, b. in SC. Louisa, 40, wife, b. in SC. William, 20, son, b. in SC. Sarah, 14, dau. b. in SC. George, 12, son, b. in MS. Atlantia, 6, dau., b. in MS. Josephus, 3, son, b. in MS. Mary, 1, dau., b. in MS. #58
William Edmondson, 38, wagonmaker, b. in VA. Mary F., 21, wife, b. in AL. Samuel S., 3, son, b. in AL. Angelina, 2, b. in MS. William T., 5 months, son, b. in MS. Living with them: Conrad Desmond, 33, b. in N.C. #104.
John F. Edmondson, 30, overseer, b. in SC. Mary, 34, wife, b. in AL. Sarah E., 10, dau, b. in MS. John F., 8, son, b. in MS. Mississippi, 12, dau., b. in MS. Mary, 10, dau., b. in MS, a twin. William C., 7, son, b. in MS. Drusilla, 5, dau., b. in MS. America, 4, dau., b. in MS. #128.
Living with Walter G. Johnston, 34, planter, b. in MS, Mary Johnston, 29, b. in MS, and two children: Zackery F. Edmondson, 3, b. in MS, and Union Edmondson, 6 months, b. in MS. #270.
Sept. 26, 1856. Mississippi Edmunson married Albert Ragillio.
Feb. 6, 1867. America Edmondson married J.N. Sisk.
Dec. 15, 1869. Miss D.L. Edmondson married James Guess.
Oct. 30, 1871. Miss E.F. Edmondson married John C. McHerne.
Oct. 30, 1871. Union Edmondson married J.V. Chandler.
Nov. 19, 1872. William Edmondson married Poxanna Salter.
Dec. 18, 1873. J.C. Edmondson married Miss M.J. Cummings.
Dec. 16, 1875. Mary E. Edmondson married S.A. Spencer.
Jan. 15, 1888. J. Edmondson married Dicy McGee.
Dec. 22, 1892. Joe Edmondson married Susan Carter.
Sept. 20, 1893. Ollie Edmondson married E.G. Winstead.
1898. Michael Jerome Edmondson was born.
Fred L. Logan, 2628 Danbury Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131 is a descendant of James W. Edmondson. He stated in a letter ot EFAB in 1998 that James moved to Mississippi in 1830 and died in Yazoo County between 1860 and 1870. Fred gave the following information.
James W. Edmondson, b. about 1803 in SC and moved to Covington County, MS In 1830. He married Louisa Givens, b. 1811, in 1829, in SC. She was living with her son Joe in Yazoo County in the 1880 Census. Their children:
1. William S. Edmondson (“Willie”), was born in 1830 in SC and served in Co. H, 29th Regiment, Confederate States Army. He married Roxanna Salter, November 19, 1872, in Yazoo County. She was born in 1840.
2. Sarah C. Edmondson (“Sally”) was born October 11, 1835. She married Pinkney S. Logan, July 16, 1858, in Canton, Madison County, MS. He was born in October 1840. They had a son, Ethel Lytton Logan in 1862, who married Marian Luta Walter, b. in 1862. Fred L. Logan is their grandson.
3. George W. Edmondson, b. in 1838 in Yazoo County, MS. He died single December 1, 1862, in Murphreesboro, TN, in the Confederate Army of pneumonia.
4. Atlantia D. Edmondson (“Attie”) was born in 1844 in Yazoo County, MS. She married Morgan C. Guess, b. in 1844.
5. Josephus C. Edmondson (“Joe”) was born in Feb 1847 in Yazoo County and died after 1910 in Sharkey County, MS. He married Matilda J. Cummings, born in 1840, December 18, 1873. They had Jossie Nora Edmondson, born in 1878.
6. Mary E. Edmondson was born in 1849 in Yazoo County MS and married S.A. Spencer.
Thomas W. Edmondson, son of William ? Edmondson and Lucy Payne Waring of Essex County, Virginia, lived in Holly Springs where he died after 1885. His siblings were: Mary Edmondson, John Edmondson b. Feb. 14, 1806, who married Amanda Randolph in 1830 and settled in Rutherford County, TN; Ann Waring Edmondson; Susannah Edmondson who died after 1772; William Catesby Edmondson who married Eliza and died before March 18, 1847, and possibly lived with the Craddock family in Moulton, Alabama; Robert Paine Edmondson, Lucy Payne Edmondson who married ___Craddock; Eliza Edmondson.
Lucy Payne Waring was daughter of Col. William Waring and granddaughter of
Francis Waring of Essex County, Virginia.
Cotsby Edmonson of Holly Springs married Elizabeth ??. She was born in 1820. They had a daughter, Jane B. Edmonson.
Jackson Edmundson married Caroline Rogers about 1825.
Turner B. Edmundson of Lamar County, Texas, a native of Wayne County, NC, and son of Dr. John Edmundson, lived in Mississippi probably in the 1830’s. His daughter Winifred was born there according to the census and had property there. She might have been a child of a first marriage.
Compiled by Stephen W. Edmondson. Revised December, 2008
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