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Edmondsons in Alabama, by county.
Posted by: S W Edmondson (ID *****7655) Date: January 07, 2010 at 13:03:26
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I am posting a large file of collected information on Edmondsons in Alabama, primarily in the 1800's, for the use of other researchers. This was collected over the years from many sources, only parts of it sourced. Stephen W. Edmondson, Clayton, Georgia.


Edmondsons in Alabama.

Georgia ceded its lands beyond the Chattahoochee to the federal government in 1798. From this, the Mississippi Territory was formed. Land titles were issued in this area long before 1798, from Spanish, French and British grants. Land sales by the notorious Yazoo Land Company in the early 1800’s were sometimes honored by the federal government which dispensed titles from Washington. Complaints and petitions galore were sent to Washington. The National Archives is rich in manuscript material associated with the early settlement of Mississippi and Alabama. A series called AMERICAN STATE PAPERS included many of these items. Alabama Territory was divided from Mississippi Territory in 1817 and statehood was granted in 1819. Vacant land was thereafter granted by the state. Records are found in the Alabama Archives in Montgomery.

Baldwin County. Created 1809. Southwest Alabama, on east side of Mobile Bay. Borders Mobile, Washington, Clarke, Escambia and Monroe counties and West Florida.

No Edmondsons in the 1830 Census.
Census of 1850, p. 92.
Caleb Edmondson, 50, b. in S.C. Wife: Cynthia, 50, b. in SC. Matilda, 24, b. in AL. Larkin, 21, son, b. in FL. Cynthia, E., 19, b. in FL. Joseph, 16, b. in FL. Martha J. 12, b. in AL. Amanda M., 9, b. in AL. Annie C., 7, b. in AL.

Cynthia Kemp/Camp, daughter of Larkin Kemp/Camp and Margaret Brewster Camp, married Caleb Edmondson. (DEEP SOUTH QUARTERLY, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 135. Descendants insist the correct spelling is Cyntha, not Cynthia.

Census of 1860.
In the household of Hiram McGill, 31, and his wife, Matilda, 32, both born in Alabama: Amanda M. Edmondson, 19, b. in AL. Annie Edmondson, 17, b. in AL. P. 189.
W.D. Edmonson, 40, cook, born in Australia. P. 275

Ida McGill Stinson, Miami Springs, FL, provided a family record which showed Matilda Frances Edmondson, b. in 1826 in Alabama, married Hiram O. McGill, Dec. 24, 1854, in Baldwin County, Alabama. She had sisters Amanda M. Edmondson, b. in 1841 and Annie C. Edmondson, b. in 1843, both born in Alabama. Mrs. Stinson is emphatic that Cyntha Camp Edmondson’s name is not spelled Cynthia.

Caleb is listed as Caleb Edmondson III by some for record keeping purpose. He was born about 1800 and died in 1863 in Alabama or northwest Florida. Cyntha Camp, his wife, was born about 1800 in SC and married Caleb about 1820. Cyntha Camp (or Kemp) was the daughter of Larkin Camp (Kemp), b. 1767 in NC, and Margaret “Peggy” Brewster. Cyntha died in 1855 and is buried in Daphne Baptist Cemetery, Daphne, Baldwin County, AL. Their children:
1.       Margaret M. Edmonson, b. 1822. Married Mr. Dailey.
2.       Louisa Edmonson, b. 1824. Married Mr. Hester.
3.       Matilda Frances Edmondson, b. Dec. 22, 1827, in Alabama. Died Feb. 3, 1906, in Daphne, Alabama. She married Hiram O. McGill, 25 Dec. 1854. One record says she married Joseph Jackson McGill, Oct. 30, 1883. He was born in 1856 in Alabama and died Feb. 21, 1931, in Perdido, Baldwin County, AL. Marriage to him is highly unlikely.
4.       Larkin Elbert Edmondson, b. 1829, in Escambia, NW Florida. He married Susan Ann Ellis, April 28, 1858. She was born Feb. 22, 1837, and died July 11, 1919. Susan Ann was an orphan reared by the Ellis family in Baldwin County. Buried in Daphne Baptist Cemetery, Baldwin County. They had one son, Larkin Ellis Edmonson, b. Feb. 13, 1859, in Baldwin County. He married Annie Ophelia Stapleton, July 21, 1887. She was born March 13, 1860, in Baldwin County, and died August 31, 1911, in Baldwin County. Larkin died Aug. 31, 1899, in Baldwin County. Both are buried at Daphne Baptist Cemetery. Larkin died while completing the Daphne Methodist church building which is today an historical landmark. The memorial marker credits Larkin Elbert Edmondson for its construction. Hurricane Frederick did severe damage but restoration funds were raised. The only child of Larkin and Susan was born after Larkin’s death. This son, Larkin Ellis Edmondson, was born Feb. 13 1859. See family below.

5.       Cyntha Ellen Edmonson, b. 1831 in Florida. Married Robert B. Callaway, 7 Feb. 1856, in Baldwin County, AL.
6.       Joseph Edmonson, b. 1834-36 in Escambia County, Florida.
7.       Martha J. Edmonson, b. Nov. 16, 1838 in Alabama. Married William H. Wadsworth, 18 Feb. 1858. Their daughter Zelphia married Elijah Wilson in Baldwin County in 1877.
8.       Amanda M. Edmonson, b. 1841 in Alabama.
9.       Annie C. Edmonson, b. 1843 in Alabama. She had a son named Russell. Need her husband’s name.

Margaret Dailey and Louisa Hester are named in their grandfather’s deed of trust. The document does not make it clear whether Margaret is Caleb’s daughter. (EFAB, No. 74)
Caleb lived in Escambia County, Florida, from 1824-1834, by one account.
Caleb Edmonson married (2) Elizabeth Garmin, January 17, 1863, in Baldwin County. She was b. about 1820. He died shortly after this marriage.

Larkin Ellis Edmondson, only child of Larkin C. Elbert Edmondson and Susan Ann Ellis Edmondson, was born, Feb. 13, 1859, after his father’s death. His mother Susan apparently did not marry again. Larkin married Annie Ophellia Stapleton, July 21, 1887. She was born March 13, 1860, in Baldwin County and died August 31, 1911. She was a widow in the 1900 census as Larkin died August 31, 1899. Both are buried at Daphne, Alabama. Their children:
1.       Larkin Elbert Edmondson, b. 24 Sept 1889. Family account follows.
2.       Annie Lois Edmondson, b. 19 Oct 1891 and died 21 Dec 1971 at Fairhope, AL. She married William Cordell Mason.
3.       Roland Edmondson, b. 21 Sept 1893 and died 4 June 1926 in Wisconsin. He did not marry.
4.       Harold Edmondson, b. 5 May 1896 and died 21 April 1972 in Fairhope, AL. He married Gladys Turner.
5.       Grady Hamilton Edmondson, b. 19 March 1898 and died 1 March, 1961 at Fairhope, AL. He married Mary Annette Callahan.

Larkin Elbert Edmondson, son of Larkin Ellis Edmondson and Annie Ophellia Stapleton Edmondson, was born 24 Sept 1889 and died 6 July 1953 in Mobile, Alabama. He married Lamora Otilla Strong, 11 May 1911, at the Strong home. She was born 15 March 1889 in Steuben County, NY and died 3 Sept 1973 at Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
Their children:
1.       Lamora Susan Edmondson, b. 19 June, 1912. Married Gerald Foster Rhea 21 May 1931. Married (2) Jefferson Delmar Garner, 21 June, 1941.
2.       Larkin Elbert Edmondson, b. 16 July 1914 at Daphne, Alabama. Married Georgia May New, 16 August at Pascagoula Miss who was born 11 July 1915 at Spring Hill, AL. Their children: Mary Katherine, b. 27 Feb 1944; Linda Lee, b. 28 July 1945; Carol Lee, b. 15 March 1951. Mr. Edmondson provided much family information to Edmondson Family Association Bulletin. See No. 60. He lived in Montgomery AL.
3.       George Asahel Edmondson, b. 15 August 1916. Married 6 Dec 1936. He died at Honolulu, Hawaii, and was buried 25 Dec 1943 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
4.       Ella Edmondson, b. 29 Sept 1918 in Mobile and died 15 Jan 1919 at Daphne, AL.
5.       Annie Mae Edmondson, b. 3 Nov 1920. Married July 7, 1940 James Mack Johnson, Jr.
6.       William Paul Edmondson, b. 2 June 1924. Married 24 April 1946 Helen Frances Vines.


See 1830 Census, Escambia County, West Florida; 1840 Census of Butler County, AL; 1850 Census of Baldwin County, AL; family records provided by Mr. Larkin Elbert Edmondson, Montgomery, AL, to Mrs. Hubert M. Stinson, 448 South Drive, Miami Springs, FL, 33166; Letter, 8 Dec. 1980, from Mrs. Robert Mann, Cedar Bluff, AL, to Mrs. Stinson; 1863 Deed of Trust (Mortgage Book), Lowndes County, AL, in which Larkin Camp named some children and grandchildren).

Census of 1900, Baldwin County.
Annie Edmondson, 40, b. in AL. Larkin E., 11; Annie, 8; Roland, 6; Harold, 4; Grady, 2. Susan Edmondson, 63, mother-in-law of Annie.

Daniel F. Edmondson married Nancy Haney in Baldwin County in 1902. He was the oldest son of Thomas Jerrold Edmondson. (John Stark Edmondson’s third wife two generations earlier was named Nancy Haney).


Barbour County. Formed in 1832. Borders Georgia on the east; Russell County on the north, Henry and Dale on the south and Bulloch and Pike on the west. County seat: Clayton.

1860 Federal Census, Barbour County, AL.
Andrew Edmunson, 41, b. in SC. Beat 3, Midway Post Office. Mary Edmunson, 41, b. in GA. Emma Edmundson, 20, b. in GA. John Edmunson, 19, b. in GA. Martha Edmunson, 17, b. in AL. Caroline Edmunson, 15, b. in AL All remaining born in AL. Issabella Edmunson, 13. Julia Edmunson, 11. Andrew Edmunson, 10. Eliza Edmunson, 7. William Edmunson, 5. Victoria Edmunson, 3. Eugenia Edmunson, 1. (From Beverly Brunelle).
(This is Andrew Edmondson who married Mary Saucer in Meriwether County, GA, Jan. 31, 1836, probably the daughter of William Sasser in the 1840 Census of that county. Marriages A, p. 54.)
See Smith County, Texas, 1880.

1861. Emma Edmondson married Andrew J. Lane at Midway. (From Scott Reynolds, GenForum, 2004).

Richard Quinney Edmondson, born in 1844, married Mary McNeal Herron.

10 May 1877. Eufaula Weekly Times. Jno. Lamar Edmondson, 15 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.Q. Edmondson of Eufaula, died Monday last. Alabama Deaths, Vol. 2, by Foley.

2 Dec 1879. Married at the home of the bride’s father in Troy, AL, on Nov. 27 by the Rev. S. A. Pilley, Mr. Alex C. Edmondson of Eufaula and Miss Ella Brantley. Eufaula, AL. (Alabama Marriage Records, Vol. 1)

1880 Census, Barbour County.
Quinn Edmondson, 35, white. Wife: Mary M., 35. Eddie, 11; Quinn, 9; Lola, 2; Lilly, 2. All born in Alabama.
19 Feb 1890. Eufaula Daily Times. Mr. Frank Bloodworth and Miss Sarah E. Ross were married at the Episcopal Church. Among the attendants: Mr. Ed Edmondson and Miss Leila Thornton. Alabama Marriage Records, Vol. 1. (see the family of Edward Lorenzo Edmondson).


5 Nov 1890. Eufaula Daily Times. Married at the home of Mr. Jno. M. Edmondson, brother of the bride, in Eufaula, Nov. 4, Miss Mattie Edmondson and Mr. Charles Duncan Barnes of near Ozark, Alabama. The Rev. D.W. Barnes, brother of the groom, officiated. Bridesmaids: Misses Mattie Walker, Mamie Harrison, Louise Shorter, Lula Walker. Alabama Marriage Records, Vol. 1.

29 Oct. 1895. Edward Lorenzo Edmonson and Sarah Clifford Macon were married. She was born in Eufaula, 18 Oct. 1873, daughter of Junius Montgomery Macon and a descendant of Gideon Macon. Edward L. Edmonson was born in Eufaula 11 Oct 1868. They lived in
Barbour County in 1900 and later in New Orleans. Children:
1.       Edward Macon Edmonson, b. 17 Apr 1897. Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Married Teresa Louise Glass of Gainesville, Florida, 6 Jan 1925. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army and lived in Gainesville. Their children: (1) Edward Macon Edmonson, Jr., b. 15 June 1926, and married Anna Bryce, 4 Aug 1951. They had: Mary Ann Edmonson, b. 18 July 1953; Macon Bryce Edmonson, b. 6 Aug 1954). (2) Carolyn Jean Edmonson, b. 27 June 1935.
2.       Richard Quinn Edmonson, b. 15 August 1898. Married 31 Jan 1929, Agatha Mary Schriever who was born 11 Sept 1908. Their children: (1) Agatha Mary Edmonson, b. 6 Jan 1931; married Adair Lyon Pedrick, 15 Dec 1951. One child: Margaret Blair Pedrick, b. 28 Jan 1953. (2) Brenda Clayton Edmonson, b. 8 Oct 1941. (3) Sarah Clifford Macon Edmonson, b. 30 July 1946. (See GIDEON MACON OF VIRGINIA, by Althea Jane Macon, 1956.

1900 Census.
E.L. Edmonson, 31, b. in AL. C.M. Edmonson, 27, wife, b. in AL. Macon Edmonson, 3, b. in AL. Quinn Edmonson, 2, b. in AL.
John Edmonson, 51. Wife, Lizzie N., 50, both born in AL.

Richard Q. Edmonson, 55, b. in AL. Mary M.N., 54, wife, b. in AL.
John, 20. Richard Q., Jr., 29. Wife: Tessie, 26, b. in Texas. Their son, Richard M., 2, b. in Texas. Living in the household was his father-in-law, Edward M. Heron, b. in SC, Emma Wells, 68, b. in GA and Elvira Batts, b. in VA.



Benton County. Formed in 1832. Renamed Calhoun in 1858. Bordered by Cleburne, Cherokee, Etowah, St. Clair, Talladega counties. County seat: Anniston.

Census of 1840.
David M. Edmiston, p. 38.
John T. Edmiston, p. 39.

Census of 1850
David M. Edmonson, 42, farmer, born in TN. Hannah, 43, wife, b. in TN. Nancy, 16; Margaret, 11; James, 9; William, 7, Joseph, 5. All born in Alabama. P. 410.

Mary Edmonson, 57, b. in SC. Martha, 22; James, 20; Reuben, 18; Mary J., 16; Margaret, 15; John N., 12; Sarah, 10. All born in SC except Reuben who was born in GA. p. 411.

William Edmondson, 18, b. in GA. Living with Samuel Edwards, 38, and wife, J., 38, both born in SC. (Daniel Edwards, a grandson of Thomas Edmondson, was named in Thomas’ will in 1792, Halifax County, NC. The Downs family from Halifax County NC moved to Georgia about 1806-08. The wife of David Downs was Elizabeth Edmondson. They lived in Green County, GA. Sarah Edmundson, wife of William Downs, moved with him to Morgan County, GA. She died about 1816 and William in 1824. (Info from Llewellyn Rinald, Edmondson GenForum, 2003).

James Edmonson, 13, b. in GA. Living with Peter Edwards, 30, b. in SC, and his wife Jane, 30, b. in GA. p. 279.
L. Edmonson, 51, farmer, b. in GA. (No wife shown and this appears to be a widow, Lucy Edmonson). Children listed only by initials. N.A., 19; U.T., 18; W., 16; J., 13; F., 12; L.A., 10. P. 279.
W. Edmonson, 16, b. in GA. Living with B.D. Greer, 37, and his wife Ann (or M.A.), 18, b. in SC. P. 271.
William Edmandson, 22, shoemaker, born in TN. p. 395.
William P. Edmonston, 24, shoemaker, b. in AL. Living with Edwin Cobb, 41, b. in SC, and Edwin’s wife Julia, 36, b. in GA. p. 398.

12 Jan 1854. Nancy Edmondson married Joseph DeFreese, Jr. (Calhoun County Marriages)
27 Dec 1855. Lucy Edmondson married Stephen Bryant. (Calhoun County Marriages)
6 Jan 1856. Lucy Edmondson married Joseph DeFreese, Sr. (Calhoun County Marriages).
(The 1860 Census shows Lucy DeFreece, 60, b. in GA, with Joseph DeFreece, 74. Living in their household was Frances Edmanson, 22, b. in GA. Lucy DeFreese was probably Lucy Oates Edmondson who married Wiley Edmondson in Morgan County, GA, Oct. 18, 1829. She was a widow when she married Wiley.
(See Calhoun County Marriages)

Census of 1900. No Edmondsons?



Bibb County. Named Cahawba in 1818, the name was changed in 1820 to Bibb. Borders Jefferson, Shelby, Chilton, Perry, Hale and Tuscaloosa.
1830 Census. No Edmondsons.
Census of 1840.
John Edmondson, p. 111.

1900 Census.
Harris Edmondson, 58, and Mary E., his wife, 60. Both born in AL.
Harris was born in December, 1841.




Blount County. Formed in 1818. Borders Cullman, Marshall, Etowah, St. Clair, Jefferson and Walker counties. County seat: Oneonta.

1830 Census. No Edmondsons.

Census of 1850.
M.L. Edmonson, 34, b. in S.C. Wife: Martha Jane, 33, b. in TN.

1870 Census.
M.P. Edmondson, 54. Minerva , 42. Susan Edmondson, 23. Mary Edmondson, 21. Mattie Edmondson, 17. Alice Edmondson, 14. William Edmondson, 12. All born in Alabama. Annie Edmondson, 3. Henry Edmondson, 3. Hamilton Robert Edmondson, 2 mos. All born in Alabama. (The 5 older children are of M. Pike Edmondson’s first marriage to Martha Jane in TN about 1817. His second marriage to the widow Minerva J. Nation Beeson, widow of Locke Beeson of Blount County, AL. She was born Jan. 1, 1821, in Blount County and died Dec. 10, 1886. She and M.P. Edmondson were married May 20, 1866, in Oneaonta, Blount County, AL. (Joyce Qualls, joyce2roger@earthlink.net , is a descendant of Hamilton Robert Edmondson).

1880 Census.
Mynerva Edmondson, 53, b. in AL. Mollie, 29. Mattie, 26. Henry, 13. Anna, 13. Hannah R., 10. All born in Alabama.
Naman C. Nicholson who moved from Forsyth County, Georgia, about 1867, is listed in this census. His wife was an Edmondson, from the Edmondsons of Pendleton District, SC, who moved to Forsyth County. He died in 1882 and is buried in Marshall County.

1900 Census.
Hampton R. Edmondson, 30, b. in AL. Eddie, 25 (wife), b. in AL. Frankie R., 5; Clifton R., 4; Maggie L., 2; Lida M., 2 months (born in April). All children born in AL.


Butler County. South central Alabama. Formed in 1819. Borders Lowndes, Crenshaw, Covington, Conecuh, Monroe and Wilcox. County seat: Greeneville.
1840 Census.
Caleb Edmondson, p. 164.
(See Baldwin County 1850 Census,p. 92; Escambia County, FL, 1830.

Calhoun County. Formed in 1832 as Benton County and named Calhoun in 1858. County seat: Anniston.
1880 Census.
W. Edmundson, 45, b. in NC. Wife: E.M., 45, b. in SC. All children, sons, born in AL. L.F., 10. J.A., 7. Docea, 5 (a male?).
1900 Census (soundex)
William J. Edmondson, 60, b. in NC. Wife; Perneria, 65, b. in SC.
William T. Edmondson, 48, b. in GA. Wife: Sallie, 45, b. in GA. All children born in AL. Joseph, 21. William T., Jr., 19. Annie, 17. Sarah B., 13. Martha A., 10.

William Thomas Edmondson, Jr., born 24 Oct 1880 was from Anniston. He married Mattie Gilmer Bibb who was born in Nashville, TN, 26 June 1882. They were married April 17, 1902. He died 7 Oct
1922.       Their children:
1.       George Bibb Edmonson, 23 March 1908. He was educated at the University of the South, Sewanee, 1925-29, was Kappa Sigma, and was working in a bank in 1929.
2.       Susan Porter Edmondson, b. 15 Aug 1909, Montgomery, AL. Received A.B. at Randolph Macon College in 1924. A.M., U. of Wisconsin, 1930. Did fellowships at Bryn Mawr College in 1930-32, and was instructor in French Language and Literature at Smith College, in 1932. Phi Beta Kappa. Pi Gamma Mu. Tau Kappa Alpha. Married 14 June 1934, Dr. Harold Hotelling, Prof. of Economics, Columbia University. (See EFAB, No. 84, p. 84).

Chambers County. Formed in 1832. Bordered on the east by Georgia and in Alabama by Randolph, Lee, Tallapoosa and Clay counties. County seat: Lafayette.


Henry M. Edmondson, son of Bryant and Smitha Williams Edmondson of Troup County, GA was born in Twiggs County, GA 23 Sep 1818. He died May 30, 1887, in Waverly, AL, and is buried there. He married Eliza Brown, daughter of Anderson and Mary Brown. Their daughter, Lula Belle Edmondson, was born in Chambers County in March, 1856. She married James Madison Moreman, 11 Nov. 1873, in Chambers County. She died in 1927 in Waverly and is buried there. James Madison Moreman was born in Wilkes County, GA and died in 1927 in Waverly where he was buried. Eliza Brown Edmund-son, born 28 May, 1831, died Sept. 2, 1881 in Waverly and is buried there. The Moremans moved from Wilkes County at an unknown date. Charles Madison Moreman, James’ father, was born Aug. 31, 1814, in Wilkes County, GA and died in Waverly, April 13, 1889. James’ mother was Josephine Paradise, born in Wilkes County and married there Jan. 9, 1848. She died March 17, 1917, in Waverly. James’ grandfather, Thomas Moreman, is believed to have been born in England May 9, 1746, to have served in the Maryland Line in the Revolutionary War and to have died in Wilkes County May 2, 1835. James was a storeowner and banker in Waverly, first president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and owned farmland as well. Waverly is now located in Lee County, near the border of Chambers. (Information from ggg granddaughter Joanne Webb Michael, Letter dated Sept. 1, 2003)

1880 Census.
Henry Edmondson, 55, b. in GA. Wife: Rainey, 40, b. in Georgia. Allen, 18, b. in GA. Minetoria, 14. Alfred, 13. John, 10. Mary, 7. Margaret, 3. All born in Alabama. This was a black family.

1900 Census.
Mattie Edmundson, 45, b. in AL. Son-in-law: James M. Moreman. (If Moreman is the husband of Lula Belle Edmundson, Mattie’s age must be grossly inaccurate).

CHEROKEE COUNTY, AL
Harriet E. Edmundson, born in Green County, Georgia, married Joseph H. Baldwin, July 28, 1837, in Greene and moved to Cass County, Georgia (renamed Bartow a few years later). Their son Joseph Henry Baldwin was born in Cass May 25, 1842. By 1850 the family had moved to Cherokee County, Alabama. (Query in EFAB, No. 8, April 11, 1970, from a descendant, Juanita Baldwin).

Clarke County. Southwest Alabama. Formed in 1812. Borders Marengo, Wilcox, Monroe, Baldwin, Washington and Choctaw. County seat: Grove Hill.
1830 Census. No Edmondsons.

1850 Census. P.P. Edmondson, 49, carpenter, b. in S.C. Wife: Elizabeth, 36, b. in N.C. Hannibal, 11, male, b. in AL. Sarah, 9, b. in AL. John, 7, b. in AL. Elizabeth, 5, b. in AL. David, 2, b. in AL. This area in 1860 was the Grove Hill Post Office.

Philip P. Edmondson married Elizabeth Smith, June 16, 1837, in Mobile County, AL. (Marriages Book 3, p. 86).
The Mobile City Directory, 1839, showed Philip P. Edmondson, carpenter, living at 20 Walnut Street. This street was obliterated by a renewal project in the 1960’s, was near Beauregard, Armistead and Martin Luther King.

The 1840 Census of Mobile County shows:
Phillip Edgesson, head of household. 1 m under 5. 1 male 30-40. 1 f 20-30. 1 f 30-40.

What does the 1860 Census show?
The family lived in Wayne County, MS, during the War. Several of the sons served in the Clark County Rangers, raised in Clark County, Mississippi (not Alabama). The Rangers were Co. F, Eighth Mississippi Infantry Regiment. David Edmonson, private; John Edmonson, private; Hannibal Edmonson, private. They were mustered into service July 27, 1861, at Shibuta, MS.

Beverly Brunelle, a descendant of Philip and Martha Edmondson of Grant Parish, Louisiana, believes Elizabeth Smith Edmondson died after 1850 and he married in nearby Wayne Co, MS, Martha A. Lavinia Shoemake. The Wayne Co Courthouse burned and marriage records were lost. Marriage occurred about 1864-65. The Census of 1866, Wayne County, MS, (not the federal census) showed on p. 9: Philip Edmondson (60-70). One male, 20-30. Two females under 10. 3 females 10-20. One of these females was his new wife, Martha Lavinia, who became 21 that year. Their first child was born in 1865. They were living in 2nd Ward, Grant Parish, Louisiana, when the 1880 Census was taken. Listed were: Philip Edmonson, 72. Martha, 68 (obviously the age is wrong as the age of children and previous records show her to be many years younger than Philip). Tempy Edmonson, 16, born in MS. Susan, 12, born in MS. Philip, 9, b. in MS. Martha, 1, b. in LA. Philip P. Edmondson, Sr., died in Grant Parish, LA, where his tombstone shows his birth May 4, 1801, and death Oct. 27, 1892. Grave is at Clear Creek Methodist Church, Grant Parish. (Info. from Beverly Brunelle, Casper, WY)
Another Phillip Edmondson appears to have lived in Bedford Co, TN buying land in Alabama. The Census of 1840, Bedford County TN, shows Phillip Edmison, male aged 40-50, with two females and four males in his household. If he patented land in 1835 in Alabama, why would he be shown in 1840 in Bedford County, TN, and in Mobile County, Alabama?
April 15, 1835: land record for patent issued at the land office at Cahaba, state capital at that time, shows Phillip Edmondson was of Bedford County, Tennessee. Document #18347. 79.9 acres, apparently authorized in 1820, cash sale, located near St. Stephens, Dallas County, Alabama. This is the county where Selma is located. We have no evidence he ever lived here.

I do not believe Philip P. Edmondson of Mobile County and Clarke County, Alabama, and Clarke County, MS, is the same man as Philip Edmondson of Bedford County, TN. The census records, though clearly often not accurate, refer to Philip who married Elizabeth as a native of SC and Philip in Grant Parish, Louisiana, is shown to have SC roots. Philip of Bedford never had anything to do with SC.


1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Clay County. Formed in 1866. Northeast Alabama. Borders Cleburne, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Talladega. County seat: Ashland.

1880 Census.
J.W. Edmondson, 53, b. in GA. Wife: A.E., 41, b. in GA. J.M., son, 15, b. in AL. Two other people in household not listed as relatives.

1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Cherokee County. Northeast Alabama. Formed in 1836. Borders Georgia and Cleburne, Calhoun, Etowah and DeKalb counties. County seat: Centre.
Census of 1850.
Samuel Edmondson, 52, farmer, b. in TN. Esther, wife, 50, b. in TN.
1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Cleburne County. Formed in 1866. Northeast Alabama. Bordered by Georgia, Randolph, Clay, Talladega, Calhoun an Cherokee. County seat: Heflin.
1880 Census.
Quincy Edmondson, 44, b. in GA. Wife: Rebecca, 32, b. in GA. Mary A., 13. Donna E., 11. Bass Malidy, 10. Martha A., 8. Stephen, 6. Ahasiah, 2. All born in AL. Lived at 4 Court House.
Nancy A. Edmondson, 30, b. in GA. Louisa, 4, b. in GA.
1900 Census.
James Edmondson, 66, b. in GA. Tennie, 60, b. in GA.

Colbert County. Formed in 1867, abolished the same year and re-established in 1869. Northwest Alabama. Borders on Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Franklin counties on on the Mississippi line. County seat: Tuscumbia.

1900 Census.
John C. Edmundson, 50, b. in AL.

Coosa County.

1860 Census Index: T. Edmondson
Lula Belle Edmondson, daughter of Henry Edmondson and Eliza Brown Edmondson, married James M. Moreman in 1873. They lived in Coosa County, Alabama, and moved at some point to Waverly in present day Lee County.

Covington County.

Thomas J. Edmondson lived in Covington County near the John Lyles family. It is thought his mother, Margaret, was a Lyles. There was a John Lyles in Orangeburg County, SC in 1850. Thomas J. Edmondson lived in Dooly County, GA. in his early years. See Dale County, Alabama, Census of 1850. That census did not show a daughter, Perlison, born in 1833, who married Pleasant H. Key, and a son John born about 1836 who married Mary F.

Cullman County. Formed in 1877. County seat: Cullman.
1900 Census.
Willie Edmonson, 20, b. in GA.

Charles Jenkins Edmondson and his second wife Martha Lou Olive Morgan were married August 6, 1896, in Cullman County. He was born March 18, 1854, in Fayette County, GA, son of John Edmond-son and Sarah Elizabeth Goddard Edmondson. Martha was born April 9, 1875, in Alabama and died August 8, 1949, in Cullman County. Graves are in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Her father was Charles Teague Morgan. Their children: (1) Joseph Oscar Edmondson, b. Nov. 14, 1897, in Winston, Cullman County. He married Rosetta Laney, Sept. 7, 1919. (2) Thomas Arthur Edmondson, b. Dec. 28, 1901, in Winston, and died June 9, 1971, in Morgan County, AL. (3) Lemma Eugenia Edmondson, b. June 17, 1906, Cullman County, and died in 1984. (4) Emma Blanch Edmondson, b. August 28, 1907, Cullman County, and died Nov. 10, 1923, in Cullman County. (5) Herman Alton Edmondson, b. Sept. 13, 1912, Cullman County, and died in 1995.

Joseph Oscar Edmondson and Rosetta Laney were married Sept. 7, 1919. Her father was John William Laney. They had: (1) Hazel Etail Edmondson, b. Jan. 20, 1921, in Cullman County. (2) Howard Oliver Edmondson, b. March 12, 1923, in Cullman County. He married Flora Mae Williams July 13, 1946, in Cullman County. She was born August 14, 1928, in Cullman County and died Jan. 23, 1992, in Falk-ville, Cullman County. Her father was William Osko Williams. (3) Joseph Oscar Edmondson, Jr., b. April 10, 1925, in Polk County, Florida. (4) Charlotte Onell Edmondson, b. June 22, 1927, Cullman County. (5) Connie Maxine Edmondson, b. Jan. 8, 1933, Cullman County. (6) Billette Edmondson, b. Nov. 13, 1934, Cullman County.

Howard Oliver Edmondson and Flora Mae Williams had two children:
(1) Dorless Ann Edmondson, b. July 27, 1947. (2) Christopher Dale Edmondson, b. April 2, 1962, in Cullman County (1085 County Road 1282, Falkville, AL, 35622)
(See EFAB, No. 113, Oct.-Dec., 1996)

Family Record from Ella May Edmondson, provided to Stephen W. Edmondson:
John Willie Edmondson, b. June 8, 1879, in Georgia, was a son of Charles Jenkins Edmondson and Jeannie Merritt. He died August 16, 1945, in Birmingham and is buried at Falkville, Alabama. He married Ella May McEwen, August 4, 1904, in Clifty, Alabama. She was born September 4, 1886 in Harrallson County, GA, Precinct 9, Hunters) and was living in 1970 when this history was provided. Her parents were Stephen Amber McEwen and Sarah Elizabeth Harper. Children:
1.       Eura Jewel Edmondson, b. 21 May 1906 in Cullman County, Alabama. Married Jordan Cooper Hall, Sept. 22, 1929.
2.       Clarise Lorene Edmondson, b. 18 June 1908 in Cullman County. Married in August 1933 George Dearman Hays.
3.       Howard Oswald Edmondson, b. 16 July 1911 in Cullman County. Married Inez Davidson.
4.       Sylvia Opal Edmondson, b. 15 April 15, 1917 in Cullman County. Married George Alonzo Lane (deceased 4-25-70).



Dale County. Formed in 1824. Southeast Alabama. Borders Barbour, Henry, Houston, Geneva, Coffee and Pike counties. County seat: Ozark.

The 1850 Dooly County, GA census showed Thomas and Margaret Edmondson with Nicholas, George Washington, Thomas, David T. (Doctor) and William B. See Covington County AL for Thomas J. Edmondson. George Washington Edmondson was born Feb. 9, 1839, according to the Veterans of CSA in Southeast Alabama Census Roll of 1907 (From Julia Leite). Thomas Edmondson was a son of James Edmondson from Edgecombe County, NC, who settled in Orangeburg District, SC, in the early 1800’s. Thomas married Margaret Lyles, born in Fairfield District, SC in 1814-1815. James was a son of John Edmondson who died in Edgecombe County about 1817.

George Washington Edmondson married Anzada (Ann Zada?) Bond about 1858 in Dooly County, GA. She was born in January, 1842, in Georgia, and died Nov. 23, 1917, in Covington, Alabama. They had several children in Georgia, moving to Alabama before 1870. The children include:
1.       Martha E. Edmondson, b. September, 1857, in Georgia.
2.       James B. Edmondson, b. about 1866 in Georgia. Married Mary Ella Kirkland, Nov. 8, 1883, in Henry County, AL. She was born about 1867 in Alabama.
3.       George W. L. Edmondson, born in March, 1868.
4.       Elcey Lougenia Edmondson, b. about 1869. Married George Washington Green and died young. Their daughter Ann Ella Green married Jodie Willie Parker. The Parkers had: Berniece Opal Parker, whose daughter is Kathy Parker Bryant, who provided this list of children.
5.       Samuel B. Edmondson, b. about 1872 in Alabama. Married C.C. Crockett, Dec. 15, 1892, in Henry County.
6.       California Edmondson (“Callie”), b. in February, 1874. Married Otho Belcher. Living in the home of her parents in 1900.
7.       John T. Edmondson, b. about 1876 in Alabama. Married Mary A. Hawthorn, Nov. 14, 1895, Dale County.
8.       Terrinda F. Edmondson, b. about 1878 in Alabama.
9.       Oates T. Edmondson, b. Feb. 28, 1881. Married Bertha _____.
10. Grover Carl Edmondson, b. in February, 1886.


Thomas Jerald Edmondson took the oath of allegiance to the U.S. at the end of the War in Dale County (Book 1, p. 18). He swore he had been living in Dale County for the past year. (Provided by Julia Leite).
George Washington Edmondson took the oath of allegiance in Dale County, in 1865. The document stated he was born in Luther, Orangeburg County, SC.

1868.       George W. Edmondson and Thomas J. Edmondson are on the voter registration list in Dale County. (See Geneva County, AL, 1870 Census, for Thomas J. Edmondson).

1870. Joseph M. Edmondson was born to D.T. and Lutha Edmondson in Dale County. He married Arlie. He died Nov. 6, 1940, and is buried at the Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Henry County, AL.
1880 Census.
Nich Edmondson, 45, b. in GA. Wife: Elizabeth, 44, b. in GA. Beaula, 6, b. in GA. ( Nicholas Edmondson is thought to have married Elizabeth Quattlebaum).
D.T. Edmundson, 32, b. in SC. Wife: Lutha A.,(Letha), 32, b. in AL. John T., 12; Joseph M., 10; Charity R., 8 . George W., 6. Mary G., 4. Fanny F., 2. (David T. or D.F. Edmondson, called “Doctor”, was born in 1845 in Bamberg County, S.C. He married Lutha A. (Letha) about 1866.)
Frances Elizabeth Edmondson married Lafayette Runnels. She and he are shown living next door to her brother D.T. Edmondson in Dale County in this Census. Frances Elizabeth was born in Dooly County, Georgia, in 1853, to Thomas and Margaret Lyles Edmondson. (From Julia Leite).

1886.        Nicholas Edmondson died in Dale County (statement of Julia Leite).

Nov. 14, 1895. John T. Edmondson, son of D.F. and Lutha, was born in Dec. 1869. He married Mary A. Hawthorne in Dale County. A daughter Ethel Edmondson was born in August 1896, in Dale County. (Julia Leite).

1900 Census.
John Edmonson, 30. Wife: Mary, 25. Ethel, 4. All born in AL.
Joseph Edmonson, 30. Wife: Arlie, 25. Rosabell, 5. Frank S., 3. Troy, 1. All born in Alabama.
James B. Edmonson, 30, b. in GA. Wife: Mary E., 33, b. in AL. Ella W., 15. Anna G., 13. Orlando, 11. Purler E., 9. Cleopatra, 7. Nora L., 5. Luther J., 3. All born in AL.

Marked graves in the Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County:
Joseph M. Edmondson Jan. 20, 1870 Nov. 6, 1940 Father
Arlou P. Edmondson Feb. 4, 1975 April 7, 1971 Mother
F. Sollie Edmondson Aug. 26, 1896 Dec. 18, 1949 Brother
F. Troy Edmondson Dec. 16, 1898 June 19, 1971 Brother
Dade Edmondson Nov. 2, 1900 Oct. 21, 1960
Joe B. Edmondson Dec. 16, 1903 Dec. 16, 1953
Margaret M. Edmondson July 1, 1907 Dec. 6, 1952
Hallie C. Edmondson April 19, 1909 July 25, 1951
Joe F. Edmondson Sept. 14, 1918 May 20, 1956

George W. Edmondson, b. in SC in 1839, was in Dooly County, GA in the Census of 1850. He joined a Confederate regiment in Quitman County, GA and filed for a Civil War pension in Dale County. He was in Henry County in 1880 and died in 1916 in Dale or Henry. His Confederate pension application in 1916 stated his son John D. Edmondson was living in Blakely, Georgia, at the time. His wife was Anzada Z. Bond. They had:
Carl Edmondson who had Mildred, Ruby, Bernice and Ella C. Edmondson.
Elcey Lougenia Edmondson who married George Washington Green. Elcey died of encephalitis when their daughter Ann Ella Green was about 18 months old. Ann Ella was reared by her grandparents, George Washington Edmondson and Anzada Bond Edmondson.
Ann Ella Green married Jodie Willis Parker, son of Joseph and Hannah McDonald Parker. Their daughter Berniece Opal Parker was born in Ozark, Dale County. She was mother of Kathy Jo Bryant who provided the above information on George W. Edmondson’s descendants.

Mrs. Maxine Austin Edmondson, 1317 Rhodes Street, Columbus, GA talked with Stephen W. Edmondson in 1996 about her husband’s family. (Telephone: 706-322-5405). The family settled in Dale County near Dothan at Headland. They had much land there, sold it and moved to the Enterprise area where the ancestor bought a large plantation. Her husband was O.T. Edmondson, who died in 1973 at 62. He had four brothers:
1.       George Edmondson
2.       Daris Edmondson who married Madeline and had Don Edmondson who lives in Phoenix City, Alabama.
3.       John T. Edmondson had sons: Quint, killed in an auto accident; Bud.
4.       Sam Edmondson.

O.T. and Maxine Austin Edmondson had daughter June who married Jim Holder. They lived on Gentian Boulevard, Columbus, GA in 1996.
Maxine grew up near the family of Joseph M. Edmondson and Arlou Pridgen Edmondson in the Enterprise area.

Obituary of F. Troy Edmondson, of Daleville, Alabama, June, 1971:
“Troy Edmondson Claimed By Death. F. Troy Edmondson, 72, of Daleville, Alabama, brother of Mrs. J.B. Woodall of Moultrie, died June 19 in an Enterprise, Alabama hospital after a long illness. Funeral was in Daleville Baptist with burial in a cemetery near Ozark. Mr. Edmondson was the son of the late Joseph M. Edmondson and Arlou Pridgen Edmondson. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Woodall, Mrs. Maxie Gilmore of Chancellor, Ala., and Mrs. Pauline Thomas of Enterprise and one brother Woodrow Edmondson of Jacksonville. “ (See Census of 1900 above).

Dallas County. Formed in 1818. South central Alabama. Borders Chilton, Autauga, Lowndes, Wilcox, Marengo, Perry. County seat: Selma.
1840 Census. P. 83.
T.S. Edmondson.

Census of 1850, p. 279.
John S. Edmonson, 48, teacher, b. in VA. Wife: S.J., 38, b. in S.C. Children: M.E., 15, dau., b. in NC. S.C.N., 13, dau., b. AL. J.G., son, b. in AL . Remaining children born in AL. H.V., 9, dau. J.B., 7, son. W.W., 5, son. S.A., 4, dau. E.L., 2. Thomas J., 1. In the household, Mary Winnington, 79, b. in S.C. (See Greene Co. AL)
The eldest, Mary Elizabeth Edmondson, b. about 1835 in NC, accompanied her sister Eloria Frances to Texas with the latter’s husband. Mary’s death certificate gives her father and mother’s names. See letter of Mary Sue Edmondson Parker, Enfield, NC. Printed in EFAB, No. 124).

A family chart by descendant LaNelda Williamson Gordon, of Texas, was printed in EFAB, No. 128-129.

John Stark Edmondson, b. in 1802 in Virginia. Died in 1875 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Married ______Wescot, b. 1812, about 1834. Two children.
Mary Elizabeth, b. 1835, in NC. Accompanied her half sister Eloria Frances to Texas with the latter’s husband. Mary’s death certificate gives her father’s name as John Stark Edmondson.
Sarah C.N., b. in 1836.
Second wife was Sarah J. Winningham, b. 1812 in SC; married about 1838. Eight children (she lists six):
1.       John S. Edmondson, Jr., b. 1838.
2.       Harriet V. , b. 1841.
3.       Joseph V., b. 1843.
4.       William W., b. 1845.
5.       S.A., daughter, b. in 1846.
6.       Eloria Frances, b. Aug. 26, 1848.
7.       Thomas J., b. 1849. Married Martha Camp. Son, Pulaski Mark Edmondson, married Veva Lewis McWilliams, parents of Marysue Edmondson Parker.
8.       Elizabeth, b. 1852.
His third wife was Nancy C. Haney, b. in 1806, whom he married Oct. 11, 1856. He was living in Tuscaloosa County at the time and married at the residence of “John Edmondson”, probably his own home. She was apparently a widow with several grown children. See Tuscaloosa County.


William F. Edmondson, 25, overseer, b. in VA. Selma District. He lived with Mary K. Gardner, 73, b. in GA and Louise C. Goff, b. in GA. P. 310.

1866. Wills B, p. 336. Martha Ann Edmondson left all she received from her father’s estate to her sister Elizabeth C. Edmondson and what might be coming to her from her brother William B. Edmondson’s estate. She had other sisters. Recorded in Dallas County, August 31, 1866.
1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.


DeKalb County. Formed in 1836. Northeast Alabama. Borders Jackson County, the Georgia line, Cherokee, Etowah, Marshall. County seat: Fort Payne.
Census of 1850.
T.L. Edmonson, 24, female. No state of birth.
Louisa Edmondson, 20, b. in TN. William L. Edmondson, 1, b. in TN. P. 339.
William Edmunson, 56, blacksmith, b. in NC. Elizabeth, 44, wife, b. in NC. William, 16, b. in GA. Samuel, 14. Jackson, 12. P. 418.

1880 Census.
William E. Edmondson, 30. Wife: Mary J., 25. Dorah B., 7. Ida Delira, 5. John R., 2. All born in Alabama.
1900 Census.
Green Edmondson, 46. Susie, 34, wife. Hattie, 15. Thomas, 14. William, 12. Jasper, 10. Arthur, 9. Dettie, 7. Asa, 5. Claude, 1. All born in Alabama.
John Edmondson, 21. Wife: Fannie R. 21. Both born in AL.
Jonathan Edmondson, 45. Cora L., 19. Maggie M., 14. Porter A., 12. Hattie P., 7. Homer, 4. All born in AL.
William Edmonson, 50. Sarah J., 41. Thomas, 15. Raymond, 11. Della Burgess, 24, daughter. Johnni, 4, granddaughter. All born in AL.
1900 Census. Green Edmonson, 46. Susie, 34, wife. Hattie, 15. Thomas, 14. William, 12. Jasper, 10. Arthur, 9. Dettie, 7. Asa, 5. Claude, 1. All b. in AL. (EFAB No. 64. Soundex census).
John Edmondson, 11. Fannie R., 21. Both b. in AL.
Jonathan Edmonson, 45. Cora L., 19. Maggie, 14. Porter A., 12. Hattie P., 7. Homer, 4. All b. in AL. He appears to be a widower.

William Edmonson, 50. Sarah J., 41. Thomas, 15. Raymond, 11. Della Burgess, 24, daughter. Johnni, 4, granddaughter. All b. in AL.

Etowah County. Formed in 1866 as Baine and renamed Etowah in 1868. Borders DeKalb, Cherokee, Calhoun, St. Clair, Blount, and Marshall counties. County seat: Gadsden.

1880 Census.
W.F. Edmondson, 34, b. in GA. Wife: E.M., 28, b. in AL. Daughter: A.M., 1, b. in GA.
1900 Census.
Sallie Edmonson, 70, b. in AL, aunt of Wm. R. Cammeron.
James A. Edmondson, 26, b. in AL.

Fayette County. Northwest Alabama. Formed in 1824. Borders on Marion, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Pickens and Lamar counties. County seat: Fayette.
1880 Census.
Aquiler Edmonson, 26, b. in GA. Wife: Jane, 31, b. in AL. Kanell, 3, daughter. Fanny, 1.
1900 Census.
Aquiller Edmonson, 48, b. in GA. Wife: Martha J., 52. Cornelia, 21. Fannie, 20. Cedar, 19. Maud, 14. All born in AL.
John D. Edmondson, 35. Wife: Frances, 27. Hester G., 2. All born in AL.
Sarah Edmondson, 67, b. in AL. Mother-in-law of John Maddox.

(Aquillar Edmonson might well be related to Aquilla Greer of Green County, Georgia, several of whose family intermarried with Edmondsons. Martha J. Edmondson and Amanda Edmondson, successive wives of Caleb T. Greer, married him in Walton County and Walton County Georgia. Both were born in Alabama and must have moved back to Georgia. Parents are unknown as yet).

Franklin County. Formed 1818. Northwest Alabama. Borders Mississippi, Colbert, Lawrence, Winston and Marion. County seat: Russellville.
1840 Census.
John Edmonson, p. 238.
Sidney Edmonson, p. 238. (son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson, Mecklenberg County, VA, b. about 1804. Married Lucy Hutson. Died in Arkansas in 1879).
1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Geneva County, Alabama
1870 Census.
Thomas J. Edmondson and his wife Emily Roland Edmondson are listed in Geneva County. See Dale County voters list, 1868. Thomas J. Edmondson was a son of Thomas and Margaret Lyles Edmondson who were married in SC and moved from Orangeburg District, SC, to Dooly County, Georgia, about 1847.


Greene County. Formed in 1819. West central Alabama. Bordered by Marengo, Sumter, Pickens, Tuscaloosa and Hale counties. County seat: Eutaw.


March 21, 1829. J.M. Edmiston m. Lucinda Hagood. Consent. Return not shown. Marriages Book A-103.
March 21, 1829. Mary Edminson m. Partin Hagood. Bk A-103.

Census of 1830.
John Edmonston, p. 382.
Thomas B. Edmonston, p. 386.
John M. Edmiston, p. 387.

Feb. 14, 1831. Susanna Edmiston m. Robert C. Lewis. Bk B-12. Both were of age.
March 22, 1831. Nancy Edmiston m. James Cummings. Burrell Holbrooks, M.G. Marriages Bk B-14. See 1850 census. Nancy and James Cummings are buried in the Wedgeworth Cemetery, near Cooks Store, New Prospect, Alabama, not far from Eutaw. She died at 44, Sept. 23, 1823. James died May 8, 1856, age 65. Both were born in SC. William Edmundson, when editor of the EFAB, stated Nancy had brothers John B. Edmiston and Franklin Edmiston, cousins named John Edmiston and Lucy Edmiston, all born in SC. All descend from John Edmiston whose will in SC was dated 17 May 1789 and probated 12 Sept 1795. In it John named his wife Elizabeth and children John, Andrew and James and an unborn child.
Jan. 17, 1840. Consent. Lucy E. Edmiston m. Zachariah Wedgeworth by F. Bradshaw, pastor, at Mesopotamia, Alabama, Jan. 28, 1840. Bk B-246.

1840 Census.
John Edmondson, p. 141.
John N. Edmisten, p. 141.
W.J. Edmisten, p. 141.
Thomas H. Edmonson, p. 109.
Samuel Edmondson, p. 156.
March 28, 1847. Larkin Edmiston m. Miss Nancy Ann Harris, officiated by J.R. Harris. Marriages Bk B-420. (1850 census shows he was 30, b. in S.C. See family of Larkin Wedgeworth).
John Edmiston and Miss Lucy E. (C. ?) Edmiston March 28, 1848. Bk B-348. (Census of 1850, Greene County, shows he was 28, and she 21, both born in S.C.) (Provided by Charlotte E. Elam, Memphis, TN)

Dec. 9, 1844. Will of Rachel Wedgeworth. Book C, p. 82. Mentions Thomas B. Edmiston and William J. Edmiston as kinsmen.
John M. Edmiston witnessed the will of William C. Logan. Wills C-97. (Need date).

March 28, 1847. Larkin Edmiston m. Nancy Ann Harris. Book B, p. 420.
March 28, 1848. John Edmiston m. Miss Lucy Edmiston, cousins. Book B, p. 438.

1850 Census:
Franklin Edmerton
Thomas B. Edmiston, 49, farmer, b. in S.C. Wife: Nancy, b. in S.C.
Isaac, 18. Martha, 15. James, 13. Calvin, 11. Thomas B., 9. Zachariah, 7. James M., 18, nephew. All born in AL. P. 262.

Larkin Edmisten, 30, farmer, b. in S.C. Living in household of Larkin Wedgeworth, 39, b. in S.C., and his wife Sarah J., 36, b. in TN. Henry Willingham, 32, b. in S.C., and Mary Willingham, 53, b. in S.C.
Elizabeth Wedgeworth, b. in SC. P. 263. (See Baldwin County, 1850, for another Larkin Edmondson, about the same age).

John Edmiston, 28, farmer, b. in S.C. Lucy, 21, b. in S.C. John Edmisten, 19, brother, b. in SC. Nancy, 12, sister, b. in AL. Lucy appears to be sister of the others. Were they orphans? . P. 316.

Franklin Edmisten, 21, laborer, b. in AL. Living with James Cummings, 30, and wife, Nancy, 30, b. in SC. P. 316.

William Edmunston, 16, b. in AL. Living in the household of Philip Burt, 40, b. in SC and wife Ann, 35, b. in SC. P. 336.

Nov. 4, 1852. Consent. Eli Edmiston m. Miss Adelia S.M. Thompson Nov. 10, 1852. Bk C-90.
Dec. 22, 1853. James M. Edmiston m. Miss Martha Edmiston. Bk C-120. Cousins.
Dec. 3, 1855. Sarah Edmiston m. John T.Garnett. Bk C-172

1860 Census.
Isaac Edmundson, 29, overseer, b. in AL.
Thomas B. Edmundson, 19, b. in AL


HENRY COUNTY. Formed 1819. Southeast Alabama, bordering on Georgia, Barbour, Houston, Dale counties. County seat: Abbeville.

1880 Census.
George W. Edmonson, 40, b. in SC. Wife: Chanady, 31, b. in GA. Charles, 21. James, 19. Both born in GA. George W., 13. Dicey, 19. Californey, 7. Samuel, 6. John, 4. Lerrenda, 2. All born in AL.
(See Dale County, Alabama, Quitman County, Georgia; Dooly County, Georgia; Orangeburg County, SC).
William Edmonson, 29, b. in SC. Wife: Georgann, 31, b. in AL. Nicholas, 8. John, 5. Archibald, 3. All born in AL.

(James Edmondson, son of John Edmondson of Edgecombe County, N.C., lived in old Orangeburg District, S.C. in 1820 when he deeded his share of his father’s land to his brother Joseph. Bamberg County was formed in 1897 from old Orangeburg. James was the the grandfather of George W. and William Edmonson).

1900 Census.
George N. Edmonson, 62, b. in SC. Wife: Ann S., 58, b. in GA. Children: Ate, 19. Coll, 14. Callie Belcher, daughter, 26. All born in AL. Grandchildren: Early Belcher, 6. Bell Belcher, 4. Pauline Belcher, 3. Willie D. Belcher, 1. All born in AL. Otho Belcher, 28, b. in GA. Granddaughter: Annie Green. (This must be George W. Edmondson, born in Bamberg County, S.C.).

G.W. Edmonson, 32, b. in AL. Bessie, 27, wife. Leila, 10. Wano, 8. All born in AL. (“Wano” is probably Thomas Wade Edmondson, mentioned in Juanita Day Edmondson’s letter which follows.)

John Edmonson, 28, b. in AL. Brother-in-law of Titus Tucker.
Jird Edmenson, 34, b. in AL.
Nich Edmunson, 24, b. in AL.
Sam B. Edmonson, 30, b. in AL. Cora C., 24, wife. George C., 4. Velma L., 3. All born in AL.
Annie C. Edmondson, 17, b. in GA. Granddaughter of Blake W. Jernigan. Archie Edmondson, 26, b. in AL. Esther L. Edmondson, 12, b. in AL.

William B. Edmonson, b. in SC. Georgia A., 51, wife. John, 26. James, 28. Archie, 24. Nola, 17. Wyatt, 15. Stephen, 13. Whittie, 8. All born in AL. (Glenda Edmondson Deese, 109 Springlake Road, Thomasville, GA 31972, who married George Deese, is a descendant of Wyatt Edmondson. Her father lived in Dothan, Houston County, AL. William B. Edmondson’s father was Thomas Edmondson, Sr. and mother was Margaret Lyles).

A letter from Juanita Day Edmondson, Route 2, Pine Circle Drive, Blakely, GA 31723, to EFAB, No. 72:
Her husband John David Edmondson was the son of Thomas Wade Edmondson, born about 1892 in Henry County, AL. His father was Lee W. Edmondson, born about 1868 in Henry County and died about 1903 in Houston County, AL. Lee’s father was George W. Edmondson, b. between 1837 and 1840 in South Carolina and died 1916 in either Dale or Henry County. George W. Edmondson served in the Civil War, joining a regiment from Georgia. He filed for a pension as a Confederate soldier in Dale County, Alabama, where he lived at that time. On this application he stated he was born in SC. He joined at Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia. The George W. Edmondson listed in the Dooly County Georgia Census of 1850, in the household of Thomas Edmondson, is probably he. (Note: ”Lee W. Edmondson” in Juanita Edmondson’s genealogy is almost certainly G.W. Edmondson, son of George W. in the 1880 Census).


Jackson County. Northeast Alabama. Formed in 1819. Bounded by Tennessee, Georgia, DeKalb, Marshall and Madison counties. County seat: Scottsboro.

Census of 1830.
John Edmondson, Northern District, p. 90. 1 m 20-30. 1 m 30-40. 1 m 60-70. 1 f 15-20. 1 f 30-40. 1 f 50-60.
John S. Edmondson, Northern District, p. 90. (one household separates John and John S. Edmondson). 1 m under 5. 1 m 20-30. 1 f under 5. 1 f 20-30.

Samuel Edmondson, Northern District, p. 85. 1 m under 5. 1 m 20-30. 1 f 20-30. The households of Samuel and Sarah are close to each other.
Sarah Edmondson, Northern District, p. 85. 1 m 5-10. 1 m 30-40. 3 f 0-5. 2 f 5-10. 1 f 30-40. (Why is this household headed by Sarah Edmondson when a male of similar age lives there?)


John Edmondson, Census of 1830, was a Revolutionary veteran who joined in Abbeville District, SC, at age 17, in 1778. He had a pension certificate issued 13 Feb 1833, when he was living in Jackson County, Alabama, age 71. He had moved from Abbeville District, SC to Blount County, TN where he lived 11 years, then to Lincoln County TN where he lived 16 years before he moved to Jackson County. He was living there in 1834. He died in Randolph County, Illinois in 1850. He was born in Rockbridge County, VA in 1761/62, son of David Edmiston (b. 1730) and Ann (Jane ?) Miller Edmiston. His siblings were: David, Alexander, Ann and James “Drummer Boy” Edmiston. Ann married after David’s death in 1764, John Sansom who was killed as a Revolutionary soldier while they were living in SC. David’s parents were David Turk Edmiston and Isabelle Thompson Edmiston, natives of Ireland who came to Maryland and died in Virginia. His pension application (See EFAB, No. 121, p. 4) was dated Nov. 27, 1833, and issued May 22, 1845. He was 71 years old when he applied. He moved from Abbeville District, SC, to Nanachucha, TN, then to Blount County, TN, where he lived 11 years. He moved on to Lincoln County in West Tennessee and lived there 16 years, moving on to Jackson County, AL. t

Samuel L. Edmondson (Edmiston) was born in SC, Feb. 14, 1805, son of John L. Edmondson (Edmiston) and Elizabeth Robinson Edmiston. His wife, Julia Ann, was born in 1808 in Kentucky. A son, Benjamin Clayburn Edmiston, was born June 23, 1829, in Alabama, They moved to Missouri soon after the 1830 Census where their son John Alexander Edmiston was born Dec. 5 1831. They were living in Karnes County, Texas in 1870. Samuel died Oct. 4, 1884, in Liveoak County,TX. Julia Ann is thought to have died in 1872 at Helena, Karnes County, TX. Benjamin C. Edmiston married Millie Catherine Brock, Jan. 15, 1852. She was born Jan. 16, 1831, and died Feb. 17, 1874. Benjamin died May 2, 1892 in Cherokee County, Texas.

1850 Census.
William Edmunson, 29, physician, b. in TN.
1860 Census Index: J.F Edmondson, John Edmondson.

1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.



Jefferson County. Formed in 1819. County seat: Birmingham. Borders St. Clair, Shelby, Bibb, Tuscaloosa, Jasper, and Blount.

June 29, 1820. Jefferson County. Will of William Edmondson. (summary) After my death I wish my lawful debts to be paid and if that not be sufficient to sell as much of my household and negroes if any left over to go to my wife Sarah until her death. Then my son Waddy to get Peter Mangy and all the rest of the property to be divided among daughters Parthena and Nancy and son Waddy, and if any of the rest of my children should want to come forward let the executrix pay them $2 a piece. Signed June 29, 1820. William Edmondson. Wills, Book 1, pp. 67-68, 1818-1840. See also, Deeds 1-71, 1818-1840. (See lengthy discussion of this man in EFAB, No. 70 and No. 71. From Pendleton District, Anderson County, SC, where he is listed in the 1810 Census. Associated with Elijah and John Brown and William Scott in SC. He was a son of Caleb Edmundson and Esther Underhill Edmundson. Caleb died in 1792, in SC. He was not the William Edmondson who lived on Gregory Creek near Pickensville, S.C. William was named in his grandfather William Underhill’s will in 1760 in PA. William lived on Brushy Creek near the Saluda River in S.C. and sold his land there in 1785 to Samuel Talbert. Witnessed by William Fincher.
April 27, 1821. The Scotts acknowledged the will by oath. Filed with it was the will of William’s son, Captain William Edmondson of Pendleton District, SC, dated Nov. 5, 1818.

Jan. 8, 1821. Nancy Edmondson m. Elijah Brown. Bk 1-98. The 1850 census shows her age as 46, b. in S.C. and his as 53, b. in S.C. Their children: William W. Brown, Sarah Ann Brown (Martin), Martha Jane Brown (Burford), Rebecca Brown (Bagley), Caroline Brown (Tarrant), Marinda Brown and Susan Brown. Alabama Records, Vol. 37, p. 15.
Jan. 1, 1822. Parthenia Edmondson m. Samuel Dean. Bk 1-235. She was daughter of William as will above shows.
Feb. 5, 1829. Waddy Edmondson m. Nancy Ayres. Bk 1-336. He was son of William. Her father was Wm. Ayres who named her in his will.
July 4, 1844. Susan Edmondson m. Champ Hensley. Bk 2-245. The 1850 census of Blount County shows he was 45, b. in S.C. and she was 26, b. in S.C. (Said to be a daughter of Waddy Edmundson. If she were born in SC, he must have had an earlier marriage).
Census of 1830.
Waddy Edmundson, age 20-30. Wife, 20-30. One slave, 10-24. p. 164.
June 21, 1831. Administrations of Court, Jefferson County, Alabama. P. 458. Samuel Dean, Administrator in right of wife Parthena Dean, before marriage Parthena Edmundson, of estate of William Edmundson deceased. (See EFAB, No. 80).
Sept. 5, 1831. Waddy Edmundson was bonded as administrator of William Edmundson, Jr., deceased, in Jefferson County, with Henry Tuttle and William Ayres, Sr.
“Know all men by these presents that we Waddy Edmundson, Henry Tuttle and William Ayres, Sen. are held and firmly bound unto Peter Walker, Judge of the County of Jefferson, State of Alabama, and his successors in office in the penal sum of $750 to which payment well and truly be made, we and each of us do bind ourselves heirs and firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the 5th day of Sept, 1831. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Waddy Edmundson has been duly appointed administrator de bonis non of the estate of Wiliam Edmundson, Jr., deceased, now if said Waddy Edmundson shall well and truly perform all duties which are or may be by law required of him as administrator as aforesaid then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue. Witnessed our hand and seals the date above written. Signed by Waddy Edmondson, Henry Tuttle, Wm. Ayres and Clerk, B.E. Grace. P. 89.

1834. John Edmundson was a witness to a deed from Waddy Edmundson and his wife Nancy to John Miles. Deeds 5-532.
August 23, 1838. John Camp and his wife Elizabeth sold land to Waddy Edmundson. The same day, Elijah Brown and his wife Nancy Edmundson Brown sold the adjoining land to Waddy Edmundson. Deed Book 6, p. 439. William Edmundson, when editor of EFAB, was of the opinion that Elizabeth Camp was a daughter of William and Sarah Edmundson and sister of Waddy, Nancy and John.

August 12, 1839. Will Book 1, p. 301, 1818-1840. Will of William Ayres, Senior, Jefferson County, Alabama. Names children William Madison Ayres, John B. Ayres, Jr., Joseph Ayres, Elizabeth Burgin, Nancy Edmondson, Huldah Draper, Caroline Gunnells, and Rebecca Thompson and William A. Burgin and Peggy Ann Thompson, “children of Peggy Burgin deceased as one of my heirs to inherit when their grandmother my wife Mary dies.”

Dec. 6, 1842. John Camp and his wife sold other land to Waddy Edmundson in Jefferson County. Deed Book 8, p. 582.

August 14, 1848. Waddy Edmundson and wife sold property to Moses Kelly and to B. Tarrant, 23 Sept., 1848.

This man is not in the 1840 Census of Alabama. However, it appears he was still living in Jefferson County. No Edmondsons are shown in Jefferson County in the 1850 Census.
The Census of 1850 shows Waddy Edmundson in Rush County, TX, with wife Nancy, 40, b. in SC; William, 17, b. in AL; Adeline, 15, b. in AL; John, 11, b. in AL; Jane, 8, b. in AL; James E.P., 6, b. in AL; Martha, 3, b. in TX; George M.D., 1, b. in TX. Thus it appears the family moved to Texas between 1844 and 1847. The 1880 Census of Coryell County, TX showed Waddy Edmondson, 80, b. in SC, living with his 35 year old son, Polk J. Edmondson. Waddy’s brother John is said to have moved to Texas before Waddy. The Census of 1850, Red River County, shows John Edmundson, 54, b. in SC, no wife, with son Eli, age 13. He might be Waddy’s brother. Rush County is a few miles south of Red River County.

April 19, 1860. Will of Elijah Brown, Jefferson County. Will Book A, p. 125. Probated 27 June, 1860. Wife Nancy. Married daughters all to have equal shares. Only son, William W. Brown. Daughters: Sara Ann Martin; Martha Jane Burford; Rebecca Bagley; Caroline Tarrant, Marinda Brown, Susan Brown. Mrs. Turnbough. Mrs. Fuller. Grandson Elijah B. Martin. Wife is executrix. W.L. Turnbough, Executor. Witnesses: B.E. Grace; B.P. Worthington.
Proof of Will: 7 June, 1860. Joab Bagley represents the deceased. Elijah Brown left as heirs Nancy Brown, widow; Sarah A. Martin, wife of Robert G. Martin; Martha J. Buford, wife of James Buford; Rebecca E. Bagley, wife of your petitioner, Joab Bagley; Caroline Tarrant, wife of Terry G. Tarrant; Margaret A. Turnbough, wife of William D. Turnbough; Florence Fuller, wife of M.S. Fuller, all of lawful age. Marinda, Susan and William W. Brown, minor children of the deceased. All reside in Jefferson County, Alabama, except Margaret A. Turnbough, and Florence Fuller who reside in St. Clair County.
1880 Census. No Edmondsons in Jefferson County ?

1900 Census.
Adkins Edmundson, 54, b. in AL. Wife, Una, 44. Jerome, 23; Lee, 21; Lena, 17; Vesta, 14; Neva, 9. All born in AL. (See Troup County, GA. )
Ezra L. Edmundson, 47, b. in TN. Wife: Ophelia, 42, b. in AL. Mary R., 18. Grigsby, 9. Harry C., 6. All born in AL.
Fannie Edmondson, 26, b. in TN. Servant of John Phillips.
George A. Edmundson, 36, b. in TN. Mattie, wife, 32, b. in AL. Eloise M., 12. Jean, 10. Cyrus, 8, all b. in TN. Lucile, 10 months, b. in FL.
J.A. Edmondson, 25, b. in TN. Brother-in-law of Charles Seay.
Lacey Edmondson, 21, b. in TN and Leonard Edmondson, 16, b. in TN, both living with brother-in-law H.L. Bain.
T.P. Edmondson, 50, b. in AL. Martha, 52, wife, b. in GA. Ethel, 21. Lillian, 20, both born in AL.

Lauderdale County. Northwest corner of Alabama. Formed in 1818. Borders Mississippi, Tennessee, Limeston, Lawrence and Colbert counties. County seat: Florence.
1830 Census.
No Edmondsons.
1880 Census. No Edmonsons.

1900 Census.
Wallace B. Edmundson, 50, b. in TN. Wife: Jemie, 43, b. AL. Mary S., 17. Ellen K., 15, both b. in AL.


Limestone County. Formed in 1818. Borders Tennessee, Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Lauderdale counties. County seat: Athens.

Jan. 16, 1817. James Titus recommended William Edmondson for Clerk of Court, Limestone County, Alabama Territory, to Gov. Holmes: “I left with you the name of William Edmondson for Clerk of the Court and flatter myself you will give him that appointment. He is well qualified for that office and will be living in the bend of the Tennessee in a few weeks”. (See Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society).
March, 1819. William Edmondson was Clerk in Limestone County.

1824.       Laws of Alabama, p. 42. Act making appropriations for certain Claims against the State. P. 51. Section 7. The sum of $12.00 for the payment of Covington Edmondson, jailor of Limestone County, Alabama. (From Alabama Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 3, Winter, 1981.)
12 Feb. 1824. The will of Ebenezer Titus mentioned Rebecca Edmondson of Limestone County. (This would not be the wife of Samuel, it would seem, as she was living in TN at this date).

Jan. 18, 1825. L. Edmondson was a witness for the estate of Woodson C. Montgomery in Limestone County.
15 August, 1825. Andrew J. Edmondson was sheriff of Limestone County.

1826. David Gilbert, b. in SC, Nov. 22, 1796, married twice in SC. First wife was Katie Kounce. They had a daughter who married Joseph E. Edmundson in 1842. His second wife was Mary Kimbrough, no child. He married (3) Eleanor Edmundson who died in April, 1841, age 29. Gilbert married 4 more times.
June 1, 1827. Andrew J. Edmondson was administrator of the estate of Isaac Hall.
31 March, 1830. Levi Edmondson was Justice of the Peace from this date until 12 May, 1831. (see his will below).
Census of 1830.
Andrew Jackson Edmondson, p.1- 2.
Andrew J. Edmondson, signature on p. 55.
Covington Edmondson, p. 6.
Levi Edmondson, p. 18.
William Edmondson, p. 49.
Nov. 18, 1831. Will of Levi Edmondson, Limestone, was filed. Will Book 4, p. 124. He left property to his wife, Laura Ann, and to the son of his first wife, Eumenes Allen Edmondson. When Laura dies or if she remarries, Eumenes is then to receive half of the estate. (See Mobile County, AL).
Jan. 22, 1833. Laura Ann Edmondson married James Epps. (Valley Leaves, p. 1124, pub. by Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society).
Sept. 24, 1834. William C. Edmondson m. Eliza B. Hill. (Vol. 10, Valley Leaves).
1837. Samuel Edmondson, Jr., sold most of his land at Beaver Ridge in Knox County, TN, and moved to the Athens area.
15 Dec. 1838. Mary A. Edmondson m. Alexis G. Wilson. (She was probably the widow of Andrew Jackson Edmondson, his second wife, Mary Ann Howard. They had a son, James Howard Edmondson, born 15 July 1831 in Limestone County. He married Mary Titus, daughter of Frazer Titus and Louise Ann Edmondson, Feb. 9, 1853. (See Davidson County, TN). He moved to Memphis where he was a successful businessman and was Captain of the Bluff City Grays. In 1862, he was given command of the Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry under Gen Forrest and served ably. When the war ended, he left the country and lived in Nassau for awhile. He died in Memphis Oct. 20, 1884. His son, Frazor Titus Edmondson, was born June 6, 1855, in Memphis, and married Mary Howard Pennebaker, June 11, 1878, and died March 12, 1910, in Memphis. Gen Forum posting by Dorothy Hunter, Jan. 7, 2005).

1840 Census.
Isaac Edmonson, p. 169.
Thomas Edmonston, p. 77.
1841. Samuel Edmondson was Justice of the Peace.
Jan 18, 1841. Amanda Edmondson m. George Campbell (Valley Leaves)
Nov. 26, 1841. Isaac Edmondson m. Nancy Smith.
21 Feb. 1842. Joseph Edmondson m. Susan E. Gilbert. (Valley Leaves, p. 423).
March 10, 1842. Hannah C. Edmondson m. Campbell W. McCord.
16 Sept. 1843. Mary R. Edmondson m. John J. Tucker. (Valley Leaves, p. 423).
Nov. 13, 1843. James Hicks Edmondson m. Susan Halbert. (Valley Leaves)
This was James Hicks Edmondson, who was born in Knox County, TN, Sept. 16, 1822, son of Samuel Edmondson, Jr. and Rebeckah Hicks Edmondson. Susan Halbert was born in Athens, Limestone County, July 22, 1822.

28 May 1847. Samuel Johnson Edmonson, age 19, a farmer from Athens, Alabama, was a private in the company of Lieut. F. H. Ripley, Commander, in the Mexican War. He was described: Grey eyes. Black hair. Dark complection. 5 feet 8 inches. Born in McMinn County, Tennessee. He was killed in the War with Mexico, Nov. 12, 1847, at National Bridge. He was a son of Samuel and Rebeckah Hicks Edmondson.

Sept. 4, 1849. Samuel Edmonson inherited 160 acres from Samuel Johnson Edmonson, located at Huntsville, Alabama. This was sold to Isaac C. Hicks for $160, May 25, 1859.


1849.       Tax Assessor Records: Samuel Edmondson. Section 10 and 15, Township 2, Range 6 West. He was called Samuel Edmondson, Jr. (See EFAB, No. 43, p. 52, and No. 53, p. 17)



1850       Census.
Isaac Edmundson, 40, planter, b. in S.C. Wife: Nancy A., 32, b. in Alabama. Richard, 11, b. in Alabama.
Covington Edmondson, 34, b. in VA, farmer. Wife: Mahala W., 38, b. in TN. John, 2 months, born in AL.
Samuel Edmundson, 50, Baptist preacher, b. in TN. Wife: Rebecca, 52, b. in NC. Isabella J., 24, b. in TN. Lucinda M., 18, b. in TN. Esther S., 14, b. in AL. Susannah A., 11, b. in AL. Joshua J., 9, b. in TN. Nancy S., 7, b. in AL.

Jan. 16, 1852. James Hicks Edmondson, son of Samuel and Rebecca, bought 160 acres in Prairie County, Arkansas, from Andrew J. and Sarah Legate. This land was sold to Isaac C. Hicks for $160
May 25, 1859.
October, 1855. Death of J. H. Edmiston, Elder of the Baptist Church, announced.
June, 1861. John Edminson, 26, m. ?? Snodgrass (Valley Leaves)

1860 Census Index: John C. Edmondson
1866. Rebecca Hicks Edmondson died at Athens, Alabama.
1868. Samuel Edmonson died at Athens, Alabama. The Limestone County Historical Society has a copy of an old photograph of Samuel and Rebecca, the original owned by a great-granddaughter, Dib Hoffman, at one time. Samuel was descended from John and Mary Neal Edmundson of Dorchester County, Maryland, through their son Solomon who moved to NC and then to Tennessee. Samuel and Rebecca had: James Hicks Edmondson, Mary Rebecca Edmondson, Mary Magdeline Edmondson, Ibie Jane Edmondson, Betty Edmondson, Nancy E. Edmondson, Susan Edmondson, Easter Edmondson, Easter Edmondson, Jimmie Edmondson, Joshua Edmondson and Samuel Johnson Edmondson. Mary Magdeline and some of the other children moved to Arkansas and Texas with James Hicks Edmondson. See EFAB No. 43 and No. 53.

1880 Census.
Emily Edmonson, 6, black, and James Edmonson, 2, black, grand-children of Emily Burleson.
James Edmonson, 35, black, b. in TN. Wife: Manervia, 30, b. in TN. Mary, 4, b. in AL. Two nieces, Emma, 7, and Manervia, 3, b. in AL.

Rosa Edmondson, 25, b. in Ohio. Vance W. Edmondson, 6, b. in AL, grandson of George Bobo. Leonidas Edmondson, 6 months, reported in household of George Bobo, probably a child of Rosa.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons in Limestone?

Lowndes County. Formed in 1830. Bordered by Autauga, Montgomery, Crenshaw, Butler, Wilcox and Dallas. County seat: Haynesville.
1850 Census, p. 135.
John Edmonson,30, planter, mulatto, b. in Alabama. Living with Thomas Dean, 45, b. in SC.
1880 Census.
W.T. Edmondson, 27. Wife, Sallie, 28, b. in GA. Henry, 1, b. in AL. Lived at St. Claire.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons ?



Macon County. Formed in 1832. Bordered by Tallapoosa, Lee, Russell, Bullock, Montgomery and Elmore. County seat: Tuskegee.
Census of 1850.
Andrew Edmondson, 36, p. 302. Born in GA. Carpenter. Wife: Mary, 30, b. in Georgia. William, 10. John, 8. Mary, 6. Elizabeth, 4. Sarah, 2. All born in Alabama. ( See Meriwether County GA for marriage of Andrew Edmondson and Mary Saucer).
Mary Edmondson, 45, p. 207. Born in Ireland. Living with James Canaday, 23, b. in Ireland.
S.P. Edmondson, 27, (Was this L. P. Edmondson?), p. 238. Born in GA. Martha, 24, b. in GA. Richard J., 6. Mary P., 4. John M., 2. All born in Alabama. (I think this is Lorenzo Edmondson and Martha Lavinia Lane who were married in Troup County, GA .See Barbour County AL, 1880).

Dec. 22, 1843. The “Southern Miscellany”, a newspaper in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia, published a marriage notice:
“Hymenial. Married at Long Cane, Troup County, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Ephraim Pennington, Mr. Lorenzo P. Edmondson of Macon County, Alabama, to Miss Martha Laveinia Lane, of the former place. “

1850 Federal Census.
Andrew Edmondson, District 21, age 36, b. in GA. Mary Edmondson, b. ca. 1820, GA. William, b. about 1840, AL. All others born in AL. John, b. about 1842. Mary, b. about 1844. Eliza, b. about 1846. Sarah, b. about 1848. (This is probably the Andrew J. Edmondson who married Mary Jeffreys, Dec. 29, 1842, in Forsyth County, GA, a son of James Edmondson. Like several boys named Andrew J. in this period, the name must have been to honor the popular hero, Andrew Jackson.

1850 Macon County Slave Census.
L.P. Edmondson owned 17 slaves.
Sarah T. Pinckard, with 43 slaves, might be an Edmondson relative. John Pinckard married Sarah Edmondson in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Jan. 30, 1821.
http://ccharity.com/census/1850macon.htm

June 6, 1851. Lorenzo P. Edmondson, age 7 months, son of L.P. Edmondson and Martha L. Edmondson, died in Macon County. (Notice in Southern Christian Advocate) (Lorenzo P. Edmondson was from Edmondsons in Oglethorpe County, GA, moved to Meriwether County, GA, with his mother, stepfather Elam Willbanks and siblings, Amanda and John).


1880 Census. Julia Edmonson, 10, black, b. in AL.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Madison County. Formed in 1808. On Tennessee border and borders Jackson, Marshall, Morgan and Limestone. County seat: Huntsville.

1900 Census.
Charles Edmonson, b. in TN. Wife: Fannie, 23, b. in AL. Mary, 2, b. in AL.


Marengo County. Formed in 1818. Bordered by Hale, Perry, Dallas, Wilcox, Clarke, Choctaw, Sumter and Greene counties. County seat: Linden.
May 1, 1858. Joseph B. Edmonson m. Miss Marsarilla Quinney. Bk. 3-236. She was 15 in the 1850 Census, daughter of J.A. Quinney, a native of SC. She was born in AL.
1880 Census.
Narcissa Edmondson, 46, b. in GA. Mary, 16. Ulah, 4. Both b. in AL. Living with H.S. Royal. The children were his nieces.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons ?

Marshall County. Formed in 1836. Northeast Alabama. Borders Jackson, DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Cullman, Morgan and Madison. County seat: Guntersville.
1880 Census.
George Edmonson, 28, b. in GA. Wife: Martha A., 21, b. in GA. Mary F., 3, b. in GA. James M., 1, b. in AL.
Marcus Edmonson, 47, b. in GA. Wife: Mary Ann, 36, b. in AL. Barton E., 13. David M., 12. Sarah J., 10. ??? age 7. All born in AL.
(Mark Edmondson, b. 1831 in Morgan County, GA., son of Green B. and Cynthia Dorough Edmondson, married Mary Ann and moved to Marshall County, AL, where he died in 1918. His children included: George H., David M., Barton Emory an Sarah J. Source: Donna Eason, GenForum).
Namon C. Nicholson, of Forsyth County, Georgia, moved to Alabama about 1867. He died Oct. 29, 1882, according to his tombstone at New Prospect Cemetery, Grant, Marshall County. He was born Dec. 31, 1816. He lived in Blount County in 1880. (From Nancy Edmondson Wood, 2008).
1889. Jeff Edmondson was a Saloon Keeper.

1900 Census.
Davis Roe Edmonson, 37. Wife: Mary, 29. Robert R., 8. Ada, 6. Pearley, 3. Danny, 5 months. All born in AL.
Emmany Edmonson, 33, b. in AL. Wife: Thelia, 31, b. in GA. Phebe, 11. Almedie, 8. Sumter, 6. Charley B., 4. Tilley, 2. Two stepsons: John D. Martin, 16, and Charles J. Martin, 15. All the children born in GA.
George H. Edmondson, 33. Wife: Dara, 30. Eyra, 11. Thomas E., 9. John J., 7. Ella, 4. Oliver, born in Jan., 1900. All born in AL.
Jefferson D. Edmondon, 39, b. in GA. Wife: Martha A., 32, b. in GA. Stoney J., 12, b. in GA. Other children born in AL: Janey, 10. Perley, 8. Martha L., 4. Minny J., 4. Plury, 4 months.
Mark Edmonson, 65, b. in GA. Wife: Mary A. 56, b. in GA. Hamilton Manery, her brother, 54, was living with them.
1921. J.R. Edmondson was a school teacher.

Mobile County. Formed in 1812. Bordered by Mobile Bay, Mississippi, Baldwin and Washington counties. County seat: Mobile.

April 1, 1826. The Mobile Commercial Register published notice of letters in the Mobile Post Office for John Edmonson.

June 16, 1837. Philip P. Edmondson married Elizabeth Smith. Marriages Book 3, p. 86. (Census of 1850 says he was born in SC).


1839. Mobile City Directory. Edmonson, Philip, carpenter, 20 Walnut. Walnut Street disappeared in the 1960’s, part of an urban renewal project. The area is now bordered by Beauregard, Armstead and Martin Luther King, Jr.
1840 Census, Mobile County, Alabama.
Phillip Edgesson, Head of household. 1 male under 5. 1 male 30-40. 1 female 20-30. 1 f 30-40. (See Clarke County, Alabama, 1850).

Aug. 4, 1841. Humphrey Edmonson married Bellmon Collins. Marriages Book 5, p. 146B. (See MARRIAGES OF MOBILE COUNTY ALABAMA, by King and Barlow). (Humphrey might be a son of Crawford Edmondson. See Jasper County, GA and Morgan County, Georgia. Humphrey Edmondson lived in Morgan in the town of Madison where he is listed in the town tax digests from April, 1825, until April, 1832. He seems to have been a single man with one slave at that time, a partner in a business with William A. Shields).
What happened to this man who married Bellmon Collins?
1850 Census, p. 304.
Matthew Edmondson, 66, retired, b. in VA. Mobile District.
James Edmunson, 24, farmer, b. in Ireland. Susan, wife, 24, b. in Alabama.
(Why isn’t Philip Edmondson shown in this census?)

Nov. 29, 1851. Death of infant Edmundson, son of P., age 10 months.
Nov. 25, 1852. Death of Mrs. Martha Edmundson, age 68.
Sept. 27, 1855. Death of Eliza J. Edmonson, age 55. (Possibly the wife of Philip P. Edmondson). See Mississippi and Louisiana for Philip. He seems to have moved to the Clarke County, MS, area by 1860 where several sons served in the Confederate Army.
(Burial Records start in 1820. Records for 1827-1834 are missing. Yellow fever epidemics occurred in 1821-22, 1837-1843, 1853-56. So many people died that records were not complete. Some of the dead could not be identified. )
Nov. 20, 1856. Eumenes A. Edmondson m. Angelina H. Davis. Marriages Book 15, p. 134 (See MARRIAGES OF MOBILE COUNTY ALABAMA, 1856-1875, by King and Barlow; see Limestone County, AL). See Limestone County, AL.

1860 Census Index: James Edmondson.
1865. City Directory of Mobile.
Edmonson, J.S. Grocer. Corner of Hallet and Spring Hill Road.
Edmonson, W.C. Clerk at the post office. (EFAB No. 59, p. 52).

1880 Census.
James Edmonson, 57, b. in Ireland. Wife: Susan, 57, b. in AL. Minnie McHugh, 9, niece, b. in AL. Lewis Dorgan, 70, b. in AL.
1900 Census.
William Edmondson, 28, b. in AL. Wife: Carrie, 45, b. Sept. 1854. Stepdaughter: Georgia Smith, 18, b. in AL.

Montgomery County.
Formed in 1816. Bordered by Elmore, Macon, Bulloch, Pike, Crenshaw, Lowndes and Autauga counties. County seat: Montgomery.
John Edmondson officially married a number of people from June 6, 1829, indicating he was a minister or a public officer.

May 30, 1820. Notice in the Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Georgia. $20 reward for a runaway slave from Mr. John Edmonstone living in Montgomery County, Alabama.

July 30, 1822. Legal notice published in the Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Georgia. The Alabama Company shareholders in the town formerly known as East Alabama are required to pay George Wilkinson or John Edmondson in Montgomery, Alabama, $200 on each share.

May 12, 1835. Brice Battle died in Montgomery. He was married to Nancy Dudley, daughter of William Dudley and Mary Edmondson Dudley, of Craven County, N.C. Nancy was born in Craven County, August 14, 1797, and died March 21, 1863. Mary Edmondson was born in Craven County, Nov. 9, 1752, daughter of John Edmondson and Mary Barrington Edmondson. John Edmondson moved to Georgia about 1784 to Wilkes/Warren County and died after 1806. possibly as late as 1810-11. . Brice Battle was born in Onslow County, NC, Oct. 15, 1798. See THE BATTLE BOOK.
May 1, 1846. Virginia Edmunson m. John Burke. Bk E-330. The 1850 census shows he was 28, b. in Ireland, and she 25, b. in AL.
Jan. 4, 1850. James Edmundson m. Susannah Mony (More?). Bk E-523. She was 24, b. in Alabama.
Census of 1850.
Elizabeth J. Edmonson, 47, b. in NC. p. 123. Living in Montgomey District. With her: Sarah A. Jones, 29, b. in AL. Virginia Bark, 25, b. in AL.
James Edmunson, 24, farmer, b. in Ireland. Wife Susan, 24, b. in AL. P. 114.
1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Morgan County. Formed in 1821 from Cotaco, formed in 1818. North central Alabama. Borders Limestone, Marshall, Cullman, Lawrence. County seat: Decatur.
Oct. 29, 1846. James K. Edmondson of Decatur, Alabama, died in Morgan County.

May 12, 1852. T.H. Edmondson, minister of the Gospel, lived in Morgan County. (Valley Leaves, pub. by Tennessee Valley Gen. Soc.)

16 Dec 1859. J. A. Edmundson was minister of the Gospel in Morgan County.

1880 Census (From soundex)
Guss Edmonson, 25, b. in AL. Wife: Mary, 17, b. in AL. Frances, 4. Monroe, 3. Both born in AL.
James Edmonson, 56, b. in GA. Wife: Martha, 46, b. in GA. Charley, 23. Mattie, 18. James, 17. Sarah, 8. All b. in AL.
Jesse Edmunson, 31, b. in GA. Wife: Susan, 24, b. in AL. Johnnie, 3. George W., 3 months. Both born in AL.
William Edmonson, 49, b. in GA. Wife: Frances, 45, b. in GA. James, 21. Edmund, 19. Emeline, 17. Georgia, 14. Martha, 12. Thomas, 9. All born in GA. Frances, 5. Susan, 2. Lula L., 1. All born in AL.



1900 Census.
Charles Edmondson, 44, b. in AL. Wife: Luvinia, b. in AL. Ronnie, 14. Henry, 10. Mattie, 8. Candy, 7. Eli, 4. Birdie, 2. John, b. in 1900. All born in AL.
Delila Edminson, 63, b. in GA. William, 16, b. in AL. Grandson.
Ed J. Edmonson, 38, b. in AL. Wife: Parthenia. 39. Luther G., 15. Delia E., 14. Leonard W., 12. Harris H., 10. Nora E., 7. Mary E., 6. Hattie, 2. All born in Alabama.
George N. Edminson, b. in AL. Wife: Mary L., 30. Maud L., 10. Sally L., 8. All born in AL.
Hermon W. Edmondson, 6, b. in AL. Grandson of John Vincent.
James R. Edmondson, 8, b. in AL. Grandson of John Vincent.
Texanna Edmondson, 28, b. in AL. Daughter of John Vincent.

Jim Edmonson, 75, b. in GA. Wife: Sallie, 45, b. in AL.
Oscar Edmonson, 29, b. in TN. Cousin of Samuel Turrentine.
Susan F. Edmonson, 44, b. in AL. John G, 23. James E., 17. Frannie B., 12. All born in AL.
Tim Edminson, 30, b. in AL. Wife: Vina, 23. Rosie, 3. Both born in AL.

Edmondson Cemetery, Catoca Community, Morgan County. Located on property of Mr. Dewey Day, Sr., in the late twentieth century. Four gravestones with inscriptions. Nine others have fieldstones. Copied by Mrs. Helen B. McKnight, Huntsville, Alabama.
George N. Edmondson. Born June 20, 1867. Died Dec. 18, 1900.
William Edmonson. Born May 2, 1834. Died March 31, 1900.
S. Bertress, daughter of E.J. and E.M. Edmonson. Born May 8, 1899. Died Dec. 17, 1899. Martha E., Wife of J.W. Davis. Born Nov. 27, 1869. Died Feb. 9, 1907.

Perry County. Formed in 1819. Bordered by Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Marengo and Hale counties. County seat: Marion.
Census of 1830.
Thomas Edmonson
1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Pickens County. Formed in 1820. Bordens Mississippi, Lamar, Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Greene and Sumter counties. County seat: Carrollton.

Mary Edmondson Little Johnson moved from Edgecombe County, NC to Pickens County, AL in the 1820’s.
Elizabeth Ann Edmondson married Alexander Henry. He was born August 1, 1806, in New Hanover or Bladen County, NC, son of Robert and Thankful Cromartie Henry who moved to Pickens County in 1823.
1830 Census.
James W. Edmandson, head of household.
1840 Census.
William G. Edmondson, p. 319.

Census of 1850.
Alexander Edmondson, 23, bootmaker, b. in AL. Kensville District. P.9.
W.G. Edmonson, 49, farmer, b. in GA. Southern District, p. 86. Wife: Lucinda, 43, b. in GA. William Edmonson, 16, b. in GA. F.M. Umpolet, 50, female, idiot, born in GA. (See Warren County, GA)
Sarah Edmoston, 13, b. in AL. Living with Zachariah Pulliam and wife, Mary A., 30, b. in GA. P. 84.

1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census. No Edmondsons.

Pike County. Southeast Alabama. Formed in 1821. Borders Bullock, Barbour, Dale, Coffee, Crenshaw and Montgomery counties. County seat: Troy.
1830 Census.
Thomas Edmonson, p. 62.
1900 Census.
Alex C. Edmonson, 46. Wife: Annie, 39. Sadie, 16. All born in AL.




Randolph County. Formed in 1832. Bordered by Cleburne, Clay, Tallapoosa and Chambers counties and on the east by Troup County, Georgia. County seat: Wedowee. Courthouse fire in 1896.


Woodland is a small village in Randolph County. Was it once called Woodland Mills?
J.T. Edmondson who married Delilah Greer, daughter of Aquilla Greer and Sarah Sayers Green, Nov. 29, 1821, in Greene County, Georgia, was a partner of Robert T. Davidson in EDMONDSON & DAVIDSON & COMPANY. When Sarah Sayers Greer died Sept. 25, 1829, her estate settlement said her daughter Delilah Greer Edmondson was living in Woodland Mills, Alabama.

1840 Federal Census. No Edmondsons.
Dec. 7, 1846. John H. Edmondson of Troup County, GA signed a promissory note to Hardy Nelson for $160, secured by land in the 15th District of Troup, 50 acres in Lot 149. (Deeds J-381, Troup Co.)
January 3, 1847. Marriage records of Troup County show the marriage of John H. Edmondson and Sarah Terry, the ceremony performed by Miles H. Estes, J.P.
Nov. 8, 1848. John H. Edmondson of Troup County, Georgia, sold 88 acres in Lots 149 and 150, District 15, Troup County, to Noah Garrett of Troup for $440.50, the sale recorded this date. The land was bounded by James Edmundson, Clark, Jesse Garrett and Young (Deeds K-42, Troup County).

Dec. 29, 1848. James Edmondson of Troup County sold 28 acres, Lot 149, 15th District, Troup County, to John H. Edmondson of Randolph County, AL. The sale was witnessed by Eli Edmondson, confirmed by his statement dated January, 1949 (Deeds J-596, Troup County)


1850 Census, Randolph County.
John Edmondson, 27, farmer, born in Georgia, p. 294. Estate: $2000. Sarah, 23, wife, born in GA. Bartlett Prince, 25 female, living in the household, b. in GA. (Appears to be John H. Edmondson who married Sarah Terry in Troup County, GA.)

Martha Edmundson, 50 wf, b. in GA, p. 319. Real estate: $1000. Eli Edmundson, 24 wm, son, farmer, b. in GA. David Edmundson, 19 wm, born in GA. Rebecca Edmondson, 16 wf, b. in GA. Thomas Edmundson, 13 wm, b. in GA. The three younger children attended school within the year. (Provided by Ann Kemp).

Jan. 29, 1851. John H. Edmundson was an adjoining landowner in Troup County, Georgia, when James Edmundson of Troup sold land in Lots 149 and 150 to Jeremiah Smith. Deeds K-314, Troup County.


J.H. Edmondson was postmaster at Wesobulga Post Office in Randolph County in 1851.

Nov. 16, 1852. Probate notices in the JACKSONVILLE REPUBLICAN listed the sale by Joel T. Morrison to Jethro Baker of certain property to satisfy fifas in favor of John H. Edmondson for the use of John Heflin. (Hist. Records of Randolph County, Alabama)

Census of 1860, Randolph County.
Eli Edmunson, 38 wm (or 38?), Southern Division, Wedowee Post Office, b. in GA.
Mary A. Edmunson, 35 wf, Southern Division, b. in GA.
David Edmunson, 1 wm, b. in Alabama, Southern Division.

John C. Edminson, Northern Division, 50 wm, b. in S.C.
Mary A. Edminson, Northern Division, 21 wf, b. in GA. (Though the census record is clear as to the age of 21, this is probably an error).
M.P. Edminson, 6 wf, b. in AL. (Could be M. F., not M.P., Anne Kemp says).
M.P. Edminson, 2 wf, b. in AL.
(A grave in Liberty East Baptist Church Cemetery shows Mynerva D. Edmondson, 1855-1930).

Martha M. Edmunson, Southern Division. 76. b. in S.C.
Thomas J. Edmunson, Southern Division, 18, b. in GA.
Jas. W. Edmunson, Southern Division, 28, b. in GA.
Adeline Edmundson, Southern Division, 24, b. in GA.
Samantha Edmundson, Southern Division, 5, b. in AL.
John W. Edmundson, Southern Division, 2, b. in AL.



1870 Census, Randolph County.
No. 210. P. 463.
Polly Edmonson, 35 female, white, keeping house, b. in GA.
Brenda Edmonson, 18 wf, helping in house, b. in AL.
Mary Edmonson, 15 wf, helping in house, b. in AL.
Thomas Edmonson, 9 wm, at home, b. in AL.
Manervy ? Edmonson, 6 wf, at home, b. in AL.
Susan Edmonson, 1 wf, at home, b. in AL.
(Provided by Ann Kemp).

No. 66, p. 504.
G.J. Edmonson, 28 male, white, farmer, b. in AL.
Mary Edmonson, 28 female, white, keeping house, b. in GA.
Andrew Edmonson, 6 male, white, at home, b. in AL.
Lolly Edmonson, 3 female, white, at home, b. in AL.
Rebecca Edmonson, 85 female, white, at home, b. in S.C.

No. 140, p. 141. Fox Creek.
James Edmonson, 40 wm, farmer, estate: $250, b. in GA. Adaline, 35 wf, keeps house, b. in GA. Thomas, 8 wm, at home. James, 6 wm, at home. Mary, 4 wf, at home. Noah ?, 1 wm, at home. All children born in Alabama. (Provided by Ann Kemp)
(Wilsonville Cemetery, Wilsonville, Alabama: graves of James William Edmondson, b. Dec. 8, 1827; died Jan. 10, 1910. Jessie Adeline Gravette, b. June 20, 1839; died Jan. 11, 1918.)

No. 224. In the household of Lovvorn Williams, 68 wm, farmer, was Eveline Williams, 56 wf, keeping house; and Joseph Williams, 18 wm, farm laborer; Mary Edmonson, 11, wf, at home.
(Provided by Ann Kemp).

1880 Census.
Roanoke community.
Joseph Henry Edmondson and his wife Rebecca Wilson Edmondson are listed. They were in the Heard County, GA, census in 1870 and in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, in 1860, where they had been married and were born. In the Census of 1910, Joseph Henry was listed as Henry in the Fulton County, GA, census, age 84, with wife Rebecca, 79, living in Atlanta, Ward 2, with James T. and Gertrude Edmondson. (From Nancy Edmondson Blackburn, 3/08)

Darryl Huddleston, a descendant of John Edmondson who married Mary A. Alexander in Coweta County, Georgia, Feb. 22, 1851, thinks he might be the John Edmondson shown in the 1870 Census. He died before 1865 when she married Francis Perryman. Perryman died before 1870. Mary married Shirey Parrish before 1874. Mary Alexander Edmondson Perryman and Francis Perryman had one daughter, Susan Perryman, who used the name Edmondson at times and Perryman at other times. Mary and Spivey Parrish had one daughter, Texas Parrish, born in 1874.(See Census of 1880). Mary died in 1894 and was buried at Liberty East Baptist Church, next to Mynerva Edmondson.

According to Darryl Huddleston, John and Mary Alexander Edmondson had:

1.       Mynerva Edmondson, b. in 1855. No known husband.
2.       James Thomas Edmondson, b. Dec. 16, 1859. Married Martha Gilley.
3.       Rilda Edmondson who married Mr. Hester.

It is speculated John H. Edmondson died in the Confederate Army.



Minerva Jane Edmondson, orphan, Troup County, GA, was the ward of Blackmon Dickson. Returns B-52, March 11, 1837, indicates slaves and money belonging to the estate were located in Jasper County, GA. Blackmon Dickson married Prissilla Edmondson, apparently Minerva Jane’s mother, in Jasper County, Nov. 25, 1832. It appears Prissilla was the widow Edmondson, first husband’s name not known yet. This might suggest a family relationship to the Mynerva Edmondson born in 1855 but none is known.

A family tree provided by a relative of Mynerva Edmondson in Randolph County would appear to be that of Mynerva, daughter of John H. and Mary A. Alexander. Mynerva was born in 1855, in Alabama, according to the Census of 1860. Her husband’s name, if any, is not known. She died in 1930 and is buried in Liberty East Baptist Church Cemetery in Randolph County. Her children:
1.       Lila Edmondson, b. 6 Dec. 1878. She married Z. Taylor Bowen, and died 5 Oct. 1964. He was born 8 July, 1864, in Randolph County and died 26 March, 1939. Both are buried at East Liberty. They had William Rufus Bowen and Alice Bowen. l
2.       Mary Ellen Edmondson, b. 11 March, 1884. Died 4 July 1941. Buried in Liberty East Baptist Church Cemetery.
3.       Infant son, b. in 1884. Grave in Liberty East Baptist Cemetery).
4.       John C. Edmondson, b. 4 Dec. 1886.
5.       Frances D. Edmondson, b. 21 June, 1890.

John C. Edmondson, son of Mynerva, married Hattie Smith. He died 22 Nov. 1965, in Randolph. Hattie was born 19 Oct. 1890, and died 26 March, 1940. Both are buried at East Liberty. Their children:
1.       Hugh Otis Edmondson, b. 14 Nov 1906.
2.       Perry Lewis Edmondson, b. 1 May 1908.
3.       Eva Edmondson, b. 27 Nov 1909.
4.       Lela Edmondson, b. 25 Sept 1911, Randolph County. Died 22 Feb 1982.
5.       Claudie Drusilla Edmondson, b. 13 June 1913, Randolph County. Died 2 April 1987 . M. James Enver Mitchell who was born 6 April 1909 and died 9 Oct 1967. Both are buried at East Liberty.
6.       Glover Edmondson, b. 1915, Randolph County, and died in 1915. Buried at East Liberty. Marker identifies him as son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Edmondson.
7.       Hope Smith Edmondson, b. 13 Jan 1917, in Randolph. Married Millie Crenshaw. He died 12 Sept 1986 and is buried in Memory Gardens, Troup County, GA.
8.       Pallie Lula Edmondson, b. 13 Aug 1917 (?), Randolph County. Married Grady Noles.
9.       Clarence T. Edmondson, b. 7 Mar 1921, Randolph County.
10.       Clara B. Edmondson, b. 7 Mar 1921, Randolph County. Married
Howard Floyd.
11.        John C. Edmondson, Jr., b. 21 April 1923, Randolph County. Married Gladys. He died in 1996 in Troup County, GA.
12.       Hattie Mae Edmondson, b. 3 Feb 1925, Randolph County. Married Sam Bailey. Hattie died August 1992. Buried at East Liberty.
13.       Grover Cleaveland Edmondson, b. 26 Dec 1926, Randolph County. Married Mary Noles.
14.       Ora Lee Edmondson, b. 28 May 1928, Randolph County. Mar-ried Willie Tumlin.
15.       Betty Sue Edmondson, b. 17 Nov 1929, Randolph County. Mar-ried Bennie Fred Shaw.
16.       Pauline Edmondson, b. 9 July 1931, Randolph County. Married June Clark.
17.       Christine Edmondson, b. 12 April 1933, Randolph County. Married Felton Clark. She died in April, 1992.

Frances D. Edmondson, daughter of Mynerva Edmondson, was born 21 June 1890 in Randolph County, AL. She married William Homer Garrett, 26 Dec 1903. He was born 11 March 1885 and died 1 Jan 1916 at a Fulton County GA hospital. Buried at Liberty East Cemet-ery, Randolph County. Frances died 10 July 1963 and is buried at La Grange City Cemetery, Troup County, GA.
Their children: William Olin Garrett; Leon Hugh Garrett; Ola Garrett; Eunice Garrett; Sidney Garrett; Dorsey H. Garrett.

HUGH OTIS EDMONDSON, son of John C. and Hattie Smith Edmondson, was born 14 Nov 1906 in Randolph County. He married Burzie Thurman, b. 23 Feb 1914. Hugh died 2 Jan 1978 and is buried at Liberty East Cemetery.
One son: Travis Buford Edmondson. He married Joyce. One child: Denise Edmondson. Denise married Tommy Daniel. Their children: Brooke Daniel; Brittany Daniel.

PERRY LEWIS EDMONDSON, son of John C. and Hattie Smith Edmondson, was born 1 May 1908, Randolph County. He married Mary Will Crenshaw 14 Aug 1932. She was born 17 March 1913 and died 31 May 1959. Perry died 24 Dec 1967. Both are buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Their children:
1.       Kathryn Edmondson, b. 4 August 1934. She married William Stapp in 1957. Children: Marvin Stapp; Susan Stapp.
2.       Wendell Edmondson, b. 2 July 1935. He married Retha Harris in 1956. Their children: Joy Edmondson, Phillip Edmondson, Donald Edmondson.

3.       Roger Edmondson, b. 18 Dec 1938.
4.       Mary Jane Edmondson, b. 14 Oct 1938. Married John Thomas Brown, b. 14 May 1937, Napoleon, Randolph County. Their children: Keith John Brown; Mark Allen Brown; Patricia Anne Brown.
5.       Judy Edmondson, b. 6 Sept 1944. Married James Donald Smith. Children: Samantha Smith; Donald Smith.
(This genealogy of Mynerva Edmondson’s descendants was provided to Stephen W. Edmondson by Greg Gosden in 1999).

Michael H. Edmondson posted on Gen Forum his conclusion that John Edmondson, husband of Mary Alexander, died during the war years, leaving Mynerva, b. in 1855; James Thomas Edmondson, b. Dec. 16, 1859; Rilda Edmondson, date of birth unknown who married Mr. Hester.

He gives the children of James Thomas Edmondson and his wife Martha Gilley Edmondson as:

1.       James Elbert Edmondson who married Mindi Johnson. They had: Brewer Edmondson, Bryant Edmondson, Herman Edmondson (who had a son Michael H. Edmondson and died before 2000), Bunion Edmondson (who had a son Timothy); Hazel Edmondson (who married Mr. Studdard and had Peggy, Martha, and Ronnie);
Ruth Edmondson (who married Mr. Ray and had Brenda and Butch); Bernice Edmondson (who married Mr. Carden and had Ray).

2.       Gus Edmondson.
3.       Aaron R. Edmondson.
4.       Noah B. Edmondson (who married Mary Kathryn).
5.       Jeff Edmondson.
6.       Levi Edmonson.
7.       Martha Edmondson.
8.       Annie Edmondson.


Jason G. Waldrop and his wife Rebecca Edmonson lived in Randolph County. Rebecca was daughter of Joseph and Martha Edmondson of S.C. Their other children were: Mary Edmondson who married a Belcher, Eli, James, David, Martha, and Thomas Jefferson Edmondson.
(letter of Dr. Grace Waldrop Batson, Bayfield, Colorado, 1999)

Martha Edmondson, living in Beat 6, in 1850, age 50, was born in Georgia, according to the Census. She was apparently a widow, her husband said by some to be Joseph Edmondson of S.C. Children:
1.       Eli Edmondson, b. about 1826, in Georgia.
2.       David Edmondson, b. about 1831 in Georgia.
3.       Rebecca Edmondson, b. about 1834 in Georgia. Married Jason G. Waldrop and lived in Randolph County, AL.
4.       Thomas Jefferson Edmondson, b. Sept. 15, 1838.


Thomas Jefferson Edmondson (1838-1929)

Thomas Jefferson Edmondson was born allegedly in Coweta County, GA, and married in Georgia before 1866. He died Dec. 8, 1929, in Randolph County, AL, and is buried at Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery. The Census of 1830, Coweta County, GA, lists only Joseph Edmondson, a man whose children of his first marriage are known, and do not include Thomas Jefferson Edmondson. The 1840 Census of Coweta includes only Joseph Edmondson (Edmundson) and Andrew Edmondson. The latter was a 36 year old black-smith in the 1850 Census, born in NC, married to Mary J., 25. His wife would be Mary Saucer whom he married in nearby Meriwether County. There is no proof Thomas Jefferson Edmondson was born in Coweta County. He might be the Thomas J. Edmondson who signed a deed with Samuel E. Edmondson in Troup County, Georgia, July 24, 1855, selling 101 ½ acres, the eastern half of Lot 99, 11th District, for $350 to John Boyd. Each signed with his legal signature (Deeds L-429).

He married (1) Mary Susan Mitchell in Randolph County, Alabama. She was born Feb. 14, 1842, daughter of Eldon Flint Mitchell and Charlotte Thompson Mitchell, in Morgan County or Walker County, Georgia. She died Nov. 28, 1895, and is buried in Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery, Randolph County. They had: (Census of 1880) Andrew, 14, Martha, 14; Mary Jane, 9; Thomas W., 7; John W., 4, and David R., 3, b. in Alabama. Tax Sales in 1875, Randolph County, listed the property of T.J. Edmondson, Beat 6, Township 20, Range 11, to be sold at the courthouse in Wedowee. (Hist. Records of Randolph).
He and Mary Susan Mitchell had:
1.       Andrew Jackson Edmondson, born Nov. 6, 1866, Randolph County. Married Cynthia Perryman, Dec. 26, 1899; died April 20, 1935, and buried in Clebourne County, Chulafinnee Methodist Church Cemetery.
2.       Martha Edmondson (Mattie), born in 1869, and married May 8, 1898, William F. Abbott. Died Jan. 17, 1945. Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Randolph County.
3.       Jimmie Edmondson, born and died in 1870. Grave in Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery.
4.       Mary Jane Edmondson (Mollie), born Sept. 12, 1874, in Randolph County. Married John Gay about 1896. Died March 31, 1951. Buried at Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery.
5.       Thomas Grant Edmondson, born Feb. 19, 1873. Married Etta M. Nichols in 1909. Died Jan. 7, 1959. Buried in New Harmony Cemetery, Randolph County.
6.       John W. Edmondson, born June 6, 1875. Married Florence Mahalia Perry before 1912. Died Jan. 31, 1943. Buried at Auslin’s Chapel, Randolph County.
7.       David H. Edmondson, born April 29, 1877, Randolph County. Married Arbie L. May, Dec. 30, 1902. Died Sept. 1, 1937, and buried in Wedowee City Cemetery, Randolph County. It is likely his widow, Arbie Edmondson, born in 1878, and died Jan. 9, 1937, who is buried in Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery, and not a sister named Arbie.
8.        Garfield William (Bill) Edmondson, born February, 1879, in Randolph. Married Tilda Jane Weldon about 1903. Died Jan. 9, 1937. Grave in Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery.
9.       Benjamin (Dock) Edmondson, born Jan. 29, 1886. Married Lottie Ruth Amason. Died Sept. 5, 1961. Grave in New Hope West Baptist Cemetery.

Thomas Jefferson Edmondson married (2) Mary Frances Grant , b. Dec. 6, 1868, in Alabama. She was born Dec. 6, 1868, in Alabama and died July 5, 1942, buried in Auslin’s Chapel Cemetery.

They had:
1.       Dewey W. Edmondson, b. Dec. 23, 1893, Randolph County. Married Nora Cummings. Died August 10, 1992. Buried in New Hope West Baptist Church Cemetery.
2.       Lola McK., Edmondson, born in January, 1897, shown in 1900 Census. Married Mr. Tillis.
3.       Newton D. Edmondson, born about 1899. (Census of 1900).
4.       Wyett W. Edmondson, b. July 6, 1901, Randolph County. Died February 2, 1994, Randolph County. Married Etta Jane Formby. Buried in Wedowee City Masonic Cemetery.
5.        Ellen B. Edmondson, b. Jan. 14, 1903, married Bennie J. Cummings, and died Sept. 12, 1947. Buried in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
6.        Anna Ophelia Edmondson, b. Dec. 24, 1905, married William Thomas Davidson, and died Aug. 21, 2002. Buried in Wedowee City Cemetery.


Thomas Jefferson Edmondson was related to Waldrops, Cliftons, Pates, Miles and Belchers. Thomas J. Edmondson was listed as a Confederate pensioner in Randolph County in a ledger apparently compiled in 1899 (Hist. Records of Randolph County, Alabama), No. 12883, with service record as a private, Co. F, 25th Regiment. He enlisted January 5, 1863, in Talladega, and was discharged April 26, 1865, in Franklin, TN. He was 65 years old and post office was Tolbert, Alabama.



Noah B. Edmondson m. Mary Kathryn. Their graves are at Liberty East Baptist Cemetery.
Major M. Edmondson had David Scott Edmondson.
James Augustus Edmondson was living in Lithia Springs, GA, in June, 2000.



Historical Records of Alabama, 1832-1900:
List of midwives included Pollie Edmondson, Omaha, Alabama, Beat 5, High Shoals.

Census of 1880.
In the household of Parish and Mary Spivey, Bursons, Randolph County:
Texas Edmondson, 6 wf, b. in AL. Thomas, 16 wm, b. in AL. Susan, 11 wf, b. in AL. Both their parents born in Georgia.

Thomas Edmondson, 39, and wife Mary, 37, b. in GA.
Andrew, 14; Martha, 14; Mary Jane, 9; Thomas W., 7; John W., 4; David R., 3.

Joseph H. Edmonsen, 54 wm, b. in GA. Both parents born in GA.
Living in Roanoke, Randolph County.
Rebecca A. Edmonsen, 48 wf, b. in GA. F. b. in VA. M. b. in GA.
Mattie A. Edmonsen, 19 wf, b. in GA. Both parents born in GA.
Benjamin J. Edmonsen, 17 wm, b. in GA. Both parents b. in GA.
Mary Samples, 29 bf, servant, b. in GA. Parents b. in GA.
(Provided by Ann Kemp).

Census of 1900.
Andrew J. Edmondson, 34, b. in AL. Wife Cynthia B., 22, b. in AL. Brother: John W. Edmondson, 25, b. in AL.
David R. Edmonson, 23, b. in AL.

James T. Edmondson, 43, b. in GA. Father born in S.C. and mother in S.C. Wife: Gilly M., 44. Mary A., 16. Martha, 14. Elbert, 13. Gus, 9. Noah, 6. Thomas J., 4. William L., 1. All children born in AL.

Living next door:
Nerva Edmondson, 40, b. in AL. Parents born in S.C. Ellen, 15. Thomas 13. Frances, 10. All born in AL and parents born in AL.

Thomas Edmonson, 59, b. in GA. Wife: Mary F., 3l, b. in AL. Lola McK., 3. Dewey, 1. Both born in AL.
Thomas U.S. Edmonson, 28, b. in AL.
William G. Edmonson, 19, b. Aug. 1880 in AL.

Historical Records of Alabama, 1832-1900:
Death of Martha Edmondson, Dec. 1, 1895, 65 years. White female, married, housewife. General anasarca. Beat 6. Oslin’s Chapel. Dr. J.C. Swann.

Census of 1910, Lamar, Randolph County, Alabama.
James T. Edmondson, wm, 48, b. in GA. Father born in S.C. and mother in Georgia. Gilley M., wife, 49, b. in AL. Father b. in S.C. and mother in Alabama. Gus W., wm, 18. Noah B., wm, 16. Thomas J., 14. William L., 12. Aaron, 8. All children born in Alabama, father b. in GA and mother in AL.

Mrs. Ann Nestor of Jenkinsburg, GA was from the Randolph County Edmondsons. Her father was Luther Bryan Edmondson and grand-father Elbert Edmondson. He had brothers named Aaron and Jeff. She provided this information by telephone to Stephen W. Edmondson in October, 1992. See descendants of James Thomas Edmondson and Martha Gilley Edmondson above.


Blakely Edmondson of Heard County, GA, living between Franklin and LaGrange, stated his family is from Woodland, Randolph County, when Stephen Edmondson stopped for a visit June 4, 1999. (He has since died).

Shelby County. Formed in 1818. In central Alabama, it is bordered by Jefferson, St. Clair, Talladega, Coosa, Chilton, and Bibb. Columbiana is the county seat.
1830 Census.
John Edmundson, p. 269.

Census of 1850.
John Edmondson, 45, wagoneer, b. in VA. Wife: Ellen, 35, b. in TN.
Martha, 18. Harris, 6. Both born in AL. Moved to Alabama before 1822. William Walker, 30, b. in VA.
1880 Census.
Harris Edmonson, 36. Wife: Mary E., 38. Mary F., 4. All born in AL.
1900 Census.
Bettie F. Edmondson, 6, b. in AL. Niece of James D. Chastin.
Ethel M. Edmondson, 12, b. in AL. Niece of James D. Chastin.
David E. Edmonson, 20. Wife: Sarah, 17. Both born in AL.
James W. Edmonson, 73. Wife: Adeline, 60. Wilsonville. Both born in AL.
Noah J. Edmonson, 30. Wife: Maggie, 23. Pearlie, 7. Jeffery, 4. Perry, 1. All born in AL.


(James William Edmondson, b. Dec. 8, 1827, somewhere in Kentucky, served in the Civil War and died Jan. 10, 1910. His grave is in Four Mile Cemetery near Wilsonville, AL, Shelby County. He married Jessie Adeline Gravett, b. June 20, 1839, and died Jan. 11, 1918. They had nine children, among whom were:
1.       David Hitson Edmondson married Sarah Lillian Smith.
2.       John Edmondson died at age four during the Civil War.
3.       Samantha Edmondson, died during the Civil War
4.       Mary Edmondson died during the Civil War.
5.       Thomas Edmondson married Kate McFarrish.
6.       Jim Edmondson married a Henderson.
7.       Noah Edmondson married Maggie Spain.
8.       Betty Edmondson married Jeff Chastain.
9.       David Hitson Edmondson, born Sept. 27, 1880, in Shelby County. He married Sarah Lillian Smith, born March 3, 1884, and died June 7, 1934. David died Jan. 2, 1961, in Oxford, Alabama. They are buried at Hill Cemetery, 3 miles west of Sylacauga. (Provided by a descendant, James Edmondson, Jackson, TN, to EFAB, No. 110).


David and his wife Sarah Smith had 9 children:
1.       Lela M. Edmondson m. Dixon Hicks.
2.       Ranvall Edmondson m. Eloise McDowell.
3.       Mattie M. Edmondson m. Harvey L. Conn.
4.       Ethel M. Edmondson, b. May 23, 1905, m. Braxton Jordan Pressley. She died Jan. 16, 1987.
5.       Buford Edmondson m. Elma Mooney.
6.       Walter Edmondson b. July 23, 1901, married Seny.
7.       Hilton Edmondson m. Pauline Crowley.
8.       Helen M. Edmondson married Shelby Minor.
9.       Lloyd Edmondson married Vera Pody. Living in 1996.
10.        Cecil Howard Edmondson m. Flora Owings.
11.        L. M. Edmondson m. Edna _____.

See Census of 1920, Talladega County, for David H. Edmondson, 40, b. in AL. Married to Sallie M. David Hitson Edmondson was the grandfather of Karen C. Edmondson Lewis, who provided information on GenForum).

St. Clair County. Formed in 1818. Borders Etowah, Calhoun, Talladega, Shelby, Jefferson, and Blount. County seats: Ashville and Pell City. A native of the county states two court houses were located twenty miles apart in the early days as the county was so large. Both continue to function as county seats.

Parthenia Edmundson Dean and her husband Nathaniel Dean lived in St. Clair County where she died in 1832. She is stated in DAR records on Benjamin Edmundson to be his daughter and her mother to be Elizabeth Waddy whom he married in 1779 in Alexandria, Virginia. This Benjamin might be a son of Thomas and Mary Edmundson of Essex County, Virginia, who lived into the early 1800’s and is mentioned in documents in Pendleton District, SC. Was he the Lt. Benjamin Edmondson who was given much warrant land in Charles City County, Virginia? Parthenia and Nathaniel Dean had a daughter, Parthenia Dean, who married James Forman in 1847 and died in 1897. The Formans had W.S. Forman (1851-1913) who married Ella Woods and had Elizabeth Forman who married E.S. Smith. (Posted on Edmondson GenForum by Anne R. Bruce, 1999).
Ensign Benjamin Edmondson from Virginia was at Valley Forge, Military I.D. # VA )9993, 1st Virginia Brigade, 5th Division, Quarles Company (Posted on Gen Forum by Zoe Hemphill Tom, 2000).


Atkins Taber Edmundson, son of Wiley L. Edmundson and Mary Harden Edmundson, was born in Troup County, GA, about 1846. He is shown in the 1850 census of Troup, age 4. He moved to St. Clair County to the Sand Mountain area as a young man and married Unie Hodges. They had at least two sons: Daniel Vester Edmundson and Deronda Lee Edmundson. Lee Edmundson of Mendocino, CA is a grandson of Daniel V. Edmundson. Wiley Edmundson was a son of Bryant and Smitha Williams Edmundson and a grandson of James Edmundson of Bullhead Plantation, Wayne County, N.C., a Revolutionary soldier. James Edmundson, a Revolutionary soldier, was son of Dr.Thomas Edmundson, a large landowner in the area who arrived from the Nansemond County area of Virginia in the 1750’s.


Joseph J. Edmondson, b. May 17, 1848, married Miss Almeta Cook, Feb. 8, 1872, and lived in Steele’s Depot, St. Clair County, where he was a merchant. Miss Cook was born in Georgia. They had five children:
1.       Carrie B., who married M.S. Putnam and lived in Alvindale, AL.
2.       Lucy A., born in 1877.
3.       Beulah C. Edmondson
4.       Robert M. Edmondson
5.       Malcolm Edmondson

Joseph J. Edmondson was son of Robert Edmondson and Lucy Roberts Edmondson of Montgomery County, TN. Lucy Roberts Edmondson died August 30, 1861 (or 1862). Robert married (2) Allie Brewton and had 7 children. He died Feb. 7, 1885. His parents were Samuel Edmondson (1788-1865) and Nancy J. Jones Edmondson. Samuel Edmondson was from the Lunenberg County VA Edmondsons who were descended from Thomas Edmundson of Essex.
(See EFAB, No. 63, p. 46)

MEMORIAL RECORDS OF ALABAMA, Vol. II, p. 885, published by Fuller in 1893:
Joseph J. Edmondson, the leading merchant of Steel’s Depot, St. Clair County, Alabama, was born May 17, 1848, in Montgomery County, Tennessee, one of the seven children of Robert and Lucy (Roberts) Edmondson, both natives of Montgomery County, the father having been born there in 1818. Seven children of this union were John S., Reuben S., Joseph J., Benjamin F., William, George S., and Samuel H. Edmondson. The last three are deceased at this writing. The mother of this family departed this life August 30, 1861, and the father married for his second wife Allie Brewton. To this marriage were also born seven children. The father was a trader and merchant and county surveyor and died Feb. 7, 1885. The Clarkesville Chronicle carried his obituary, saying he came to Tennessee when he was a small boy, that the family was of English descent and had settled in Virginia in the colonial days.
Joseph J. Edmondson married Feb. 8, 2872, Miss A. Cooke and had five children. #1. Carried B., wife of M.S. Putnam, Avindale, Alabama. #2. Lucy. #3. Beulah. #4. Robert M. #5. Malcolm.
1880 Census.
Joseph J. Edmondson, 32, b. in TN. Wife: Nannia A., 24, b. in AL. Cara B., 7. Lucy A., 3. Bula C. 2. All born in Alabama.

1900 Census of St. Clair County:
Hugh Edmonson, 15, b. in Alabama.
Joe J. Edmondson, 52, b. in TN. Wife: Nannie, 44, b. in AL. Lucile, 23, b. in AL. Servant: Addie Jones, 14.

Almeta Edmondson, 55, b. in GA. Daughter: Nannie, 18, b. in TN.

Members of the family of Joseph Eli Edmondson of Carroll County, Georgia, a native of Fayette County, lived in St. Clair County. Information was provided by Dennis White, a descendant.

John Walter Edmondson, son of Joseph Eli and Mary M. Edmondson, was born May 19, 1878, in Carroll County. He married Jan. 6, 1895, Lillie Oriyiba Matthews, daughter of G. S. Matthews and Augustus McCurdy Matthews. She was born Dec. 11, 1878, in Carroll County. Her father was a farmer and a Mason. John and Lillie moved to Pell City, Alabama, where he was a railroad section foreman. He died of a stroke, March 27, 1934, at Pell City and was buried at Temple, Georgia, Asbury Church Cemetery. Lillie Matthews Edmondson died Sept. 27, 1955, and is buried at Asbury. They had four children:
1.       Gilbert Dewey Edmondson, born in Temple, Georgia, April 9, 1898. He died at Pell City, Alabama, Oct. 8, 1967, and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Pell City.
2.       Lora May Edmondson, born April 23, 1901, and died July 7, 1903.
3.       Lola Lee Edmondson, born Jan. 8, 1906, and died July 26, 1916, at Pell City.
4.       John Walter Edmondson, Jr., born Jan. 2, 1918, at Leeds, Alabama, was reared at Pell City, and died July 6, 1987, at Pell City. He married Mary Elizabeth Hamilton who was born August 1, 1917, and died August 3, 2000. Both are buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery. They lived on adjoining farms near Pell City and were married Oct. 27, 1934, at his home. John Walter Edmondson retired as Deputy Comptroller at Anniston Army Depot where his wife had worked in the print shop from which she retired. They had:

(1)       John Walter Edmondson III, born Oct. 4, 1936. He
died at Pell City, Jan. 6, 2008.
(2)       Larry Joe Edmondson, born Aug. 10, 1938. He and
Clara Priscilla Young were married Feb. 18, 1961, in
Nashville, TN. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he lives in Fairview, TN, and has an accounting firm in Brentwood, TN. Children: Larry Joe Edmondson, b. Sept. 10, 1961; Beth Ellen Edmondson, born July 2, 1963; Carol Lea Edmondson, b. July 20, 1967.
(3) Rosemary Edmondson, b. Jan. 22, 1940, and died Nov.
16, 2008, at Pell City. She married Claude Edwin
White, April 5, 1957, in Tupelo, MS. He is living in
2009 in Pell City.
Children: Dennis K. White, b. Aug. 27, 1961; Lori Ann
White, b. Sept. 6, 1975, in Pell City, and married Dan
Crayton Bloodworth, July 17, 2002.



Sumter County. Formed in 1832. Borders Mississippi, Pickens, Greene, Marengo, and Choctaw counties. Livingston is the county seat.
Census of 1840.
Thomas Edmonston, p. 77.
Rufus Edmonston, p. 77.
John Edmonston, p. 93.

Will of Thomas Edmonson, Wills Book 1, p. 199 (1828-1851)

Census of 1850.
Samuel Edmondson, 28, carpenter, b. in TN. Gamerville District. Virginia, his wife, 20, b. in AL. Unnamed female child, 1 month, born in AL. p. 316.


Talladega County. Formed in 1832. Borders Calhoun, Cleburne, Clay, Coosa, Shelby, and St. Clair. County seat: Talladega.
1880 Census. No Edmondsons.
1900 Census.
J.R. Edmondson, 42, b. in AL. Son, Jack, 11, b. in AL.
1920 Census.
David H. Edmonson, 40, b. in AL. Wife: Sallie L., 35, b. in AL.
Walter W., 18. Nettie V., 16. Ethel, 14. Rouil, 12. Cecil H., 10. Lloyd, C., 8. Bufford, 4. Helen L., 8 months. All born in AL.

Carey C. Edmonson, 58, b. in AL. Son, James W. Edmonson, 19, and James’s wife: Annie P., 18. Son: Ollie, 14, and grandson, Roger, 3 years, 2 months old.

See Shelby County, Wilsonville, for probable family of David H. Edmonson. Helen Edmondson Brand, Columbiana, Alabama, provided information on the David H. Edmondson family. Vickie Edmondson Moore, 4146 16th Avenue, Columbus, GA, was a granddaughter of Walter William Edmondson, who was 95 years of age when Vickie talked with Stephen W. Edmondson in 1997. He would appear to be the Walter W. Edmondson shown in the 1920 Census.

Cecil Howard Edmondson, b. about 1910, married Flora A. Owings. They had:
1.       James Howard Edmondson, who lived in Jackson, TN.
2.       Cecil Jean Edmondson (Robinson), of Sylacauga, AL
3.       Helen Dorma Edmondson (Brand) of Columbiana, AL.

Tallapoosa County.
Two children of David Downs and Elizabeth Edmundson Downs of Halifax County, N.C. and Greene County, GA., moved to this county. Their son was Wiley Downs and their daughter Sarah Downs who married Sion Wheelis. Their sister Nancy Downs married Albert Few in Morgan County, GA. Elizabeth Edmundson was probably the daughter of Bryant Edmundson in Halifax County, N.C., who had given her dower land when she married David Downs in 1806.
The State Census of NC, 1784-87, shows in Halifax County, Bryant Edmundson, 1 wm 21-60, 2 wm under 21 and above 60, and 2 wf. A will, probably his, dated 1794, gives his wife as Salley, mentions children but gives no names. Living near Bryant about 1786 (Census) were William Downs, 2 wm under 21 and above 60, and 4 wf. Nearby was David Downs, a single man between 21-60, living alone. Also, in Halifax was another William Downs, 1 wm 21-60, 1 wm under 21 and above 60, 3 wf, and 1 black.

1860 Census (provided by Anne Kemp).
H.M. Edmundson, Beat 6, 38, b. in GA.
Eliza Edmundson, Beat 6, 28, b. in GA.
Mary F. Edmundson, 12, b. in GA.
John J. Edmundson, 8, b. in GA.
Mathew C. Edmundson, 6, b. in GA.
Lula B. Edmundson, 4, b. in GA.
H.M. Edmundson was a miller with $3600 real property and $2328 personal property. He lived at Dadeville. Neighbors were Calwell, Boyd, Cook, Morris, Royzer, Bratton, Lovely.

Anne Kemp when reviewing a slave schedule for 1860 for the Gray family noted on the same page the name of H.W. or H.M. Edmundson in this county. Was he a descendant of Bryant Edmundson of Halifax County, NC?

Tuscaloosa County. Formed in 1818. Borders Pickens, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, Bibb, Hale and Greene. County seat is Tuscaloosa, the site of the University of Alabama.

Aug. 17, 1826. James Edmondson m. Mary Lowe. Bk 1-90.

John Stark Edmondson moved from Dallas County, AL, in the early 1850’s. He was born in Virginia, was a teacher according to the 1850 Census of Dallas County. His second wife, Sarah J. Winningham, died about 1852 after the birth of their eighth child.
Oct. 11, 1856. John S. Edmondson m. Nancy C. Haney at residence of John Edmondson. Bk 4-141. (The residence appears to have been John S. Edmondson’s residence). She appears to be a widow with a son, Tilmon C. Haney, and daughter Louisa M. Haney.
Nov. 11, 1857. Tilmon C. Haney m. Mary E.S. Winham (Winningham). Nancy C. Edmondson consents for her son. Bk 4-295.
Jan. 1, 1858. Charlotte A. Edmondson m. John L. Pogue at the home
of John Edmondson. Bk 4-329.
Oct. 17, 1860. George W. Winningham m. Louisa M. Haney with con-sent of Nancy C. Edmondson and John S. Edmondson for Louisa. Bk 5-213.
(Provided by Charlotte E. Elam, Memphis, TN, 1980) EFAB, No. 49.
1880 Census.
Joe Edmonson, 36. Wife: Rebecca L., 35. Sarah V., 14. Edela L., 9. Ida E., 7. Joseph F., 3. Barberry A., 1. All born in AL.
T.J. Edmondson, 30, b. in AL. Wife: Martha, 32, b. in GA. Bula, 7. Marti P., 6. Ethel, 1. Lillia, 4 months. All born in GA. Mary Camp, 59, mother-in-law, b. in GA. (This seems to be John Stark Edmondson’s youngest son who married Martha Camp).

1900 Census.
John T. Edmundson, 24, b. in AL. Brother-in-law of John T. High-tower.
Joseph B. Edmondson, 56, b. in AL. Wife: Rebecca, 55, b. in AL. Rachel, 19. Dora, 10. Both born in AL.
Joseph G. Edmondson, 24, b. in AL. Wife: Nancy F., 20. Etta C., 1. Both born in AL.
Quinsey Edmonson, 60, b. in Georgia. Inmate in the Insane Asylum (Son of Lorenzo D. Edmondson? Richard Quinney Edmondson, b. in 1844, m. Mary McNeal Herron). )
Anna Edmundson, 48, b. in AL. Inmate in the Insane Asylum.

Winston County. Formed in 1858, first called Hancock when it was formed in 1850. Bordered by Marion, Franklin, Cullman, and Walker. County seat is Double Springs.
1880.       Charles Jenkins Edmondson, a native of Fayette County, GA, moved to Winston about 1880. He was born March 18, 1854. He had married Emma Eugenia Merritt, August 9, 1778, in Carroll County, GA. Her father: William Merritt. Eugenia was born October 17, 1859. Their first child, John William Edmondson, was born June 8, 1879 in Carroll County. Their other children were born in Winston County: Viola Tallulah Edmondson, b. Jan. 23, 1881. D. Jan. 25, 1881. Lilla Elizabeth Edmondson, b. March 21, 1882, in Winston. D. May 2, 1913. Luna Emaline Edmondson, b. Feb. 8, 1885. D. Nov. 17, 1974. Charles Caleb Edmondson, b. May 6, 1887, and died Feb. 2, 1971, in Winston County. James Robert Edmondson, b. Sept. 28, 1889, and died Oct. 10, 1974, in Cullman County, AL. Hopewell Cemetery. Minnie Bell Edmondson, b. Sept. 23, 1892.
Charles J. Edmondson married (2) Martha Lou Olive Morgan, August 6, 1896, Cullman County, AL. Her father was Charles Teague Morgan. She died August 8, 1949, in Cullman County. Charles J. Edmondson died Dec. 24, 1925, in Cullman County. Burial: Mount Vernon Cemetery. They had: Joseph Oscar Edmondson, b. Nov. 14, 1897, Winston, Cullman County. He married Rosetta Laney, Sept. 7, 1919. She was born Nov. 29, 1901, daughter of John William Laney. Their son, Howard Oliver Edmondson, b. March 12, 1923, in Cullman County, did much research on his ancestors and shared this with others genealogists of the family. He married Flora Mae Williams and lived at Falkville, Alabama. She was born August 14, 1928, Cullman County. They married Sept. 13, 1946. Father: William Osko Williams. She died Jan. 23, 1992. Howard was living in 1996. They left a number of descendants. (See EFAB, No. 113, 1996).
1900 Census.
Charles Edmondson, 46, b. in GA. Wife: Loudie, 25, b. in AL. Lilla, 18. Luna, 15. Cayle C., 13. James, 10. Minnie, 7. Oscar, 2. All b. in AL.
(Loudie was this man’s second wife).

Miscellaneous:
Henry Oscar Edmondson was born in 1892 in Margurum, Alabama, and died in 1946. He was grandfather of Sandra Edmondson McGuire, of Apopka, Florida, and a descendant of Robert Spilsby Edmondson who was born in 1780.

John Stevens Edmondson, born April 3, 1834, in Alabama, was son of a man who emigrated from Ireland with one brother in the 1820’s or early 1830’s. He married Margaret who died Sept. 4, 1861, in Georgia, and married then Miss Selina Jane Summers, Jan. 5, 1862, in Georgia. They moved to West Plains, Missouri, about 1875, then to Cleveland County, OK in 1900. He died April 4, 1910, in Cleveland County. (Letter of Mrs. Amy E. Anderson, Canehill, AR 72717, Sept. 13, 1978. EFAB, No. 43, p. 57)

Richard Quinney Edmonson, b. 1844, married Mary McNeal Herron in Alabama. His father was Lorenzo Edmondson, b. 1820, and died in 1850. Lorenzo married Martha Lavinia Lane in 1843.



“W.F. Edmondson, Private of Co. I, Moreland’s Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, has been Paroled by proper authority and is allowed to return to his home, not to be molested by any U.S. Troops so long as he does not violate his Parole and obeys the laws of the Country in which he may reside. G.W. Moore, Lt. Comdg. Co. “

This parole was dated Iuka, Mississippi, May 18, 1865, and was used to support an application for a Confederate Pension in the State of Texas under File No. 23581 for W.F. Edmondson. A letter from Geo. H. Sheppard, Comptroller of Public Accounts, to Dr. E.E. Edmondson of Quanah, Texas, Feb. 3, 1944, provided the above information. The letter was contributed to EFAB by Dr. H.E. Edmondson of Edwards, Mississippi.


Edmondsons born in Alabama who settled in Texas.
John Edmondson, born in 1839, lived in Rusk County, Texas, in 1850.
William Edmondson, born in 1833, lived in Rusk County, Texas, in 1850.
Polk J. Edmondson, born in 1845, in Alabama, lived in Coryell County, Texas, in 1880. His wife was Julia A. Children: Henryetta, Georgia, Burt and Lula. His parent was Waddy Edmondson.




Compiled by Stephen W. Edmondson, June, 2002. Revised Jan. 2009.


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