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1. DAVID "TURK"1 EDMISTON was born 1690 in Ireland1, and died 25 May 1751 in Augusta County, Virginia2. He married ISABELLA ??? WFT Est. 1717-1723. She was born WFT Est. 1690-1705.

Notes for DAVID "TURK" EDMISTON: From "The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom", by Howard McKnight Wilson, Th.D., pub. 1954:

Importations to Orange County (later Augusta County), Virginia:

David Edmiston, Isabella, Jesse, John, William, Rachel, David, Moses Edmiston; July 24, 1740; O. Bk II, 208.


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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. WILL BOOK NO. V. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 127 Page 58.--30th January, 1773. Robert Turk's estate appraised by James Kerr, William Robertson, John Ramsey.

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

FEBRUARY 19, 1745/6. (17) For Proof Public Claims and Propositions and Grievances. (17) Claim David Edmondson-- (19) David Edmondson makes oath the men mentioned in his list were pressed by him and served the time mentioned.

AUGUST 17, 1748. (50) David Edmiston appd. overseer of road from Tinkling Spring to Stuart and Christian's Road, with these: James and John Campbell, Archibald Stuart, Chas. Dallis, James Hamilton, Richard Pilsher, David Henderson, George Vance, Robt. McCutchin, Saml. McCune, Robert Moody, John Frazier, John Thomson, Wm. Johnson, Alexr. Henderson, Saml. Henderson and Samuel Farguson.

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 DEED BOOK NO. 4. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 306 Page 459.--20th August, 1752. James Edmiston, son and heir and administrator of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and administrator of David Edmiston to Hugh McClure, 350 acres in Beverley Manor, from Beverley to David, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Anrdew Kerr. Teste: John Henderson, Adam Thompson.


[p.287] Mrs. Anna Maria Gleaves Rich. DAR ID Number: 63861 Born in Wytheville, Va. Wife of John Robert Rich. Descendant of William Gleaves, John Crockett, Samuel Crockett, Capt. Robert Crockett, Col. John Stuart, Lieut. Henry Bowyer, Thomas Lewis, Thomas Turk, John Madison, Capt. Thomas Madison, and Major John Taylor. Daughter of Charles Wythe Gleaves (b. 1855) and Laura Keene (b. 1857), his wife, m. 1881. Granddaughter of Samuel Crockett Gleaves (1823-90) and Maria Louise Crockett (1829-78), his wife, m. 1849. Gr-granddaughter of James Turk Gleaves (b. 1788) and Malvina Crockett, his wife; Charles Lewis Crockett and Mary Harrison Bowyer, his wife, m. 1822. Gr-gr-granddaughter of William Gleaves and Elizabeth Turk (1752-1840), his wife, m. 1770; Samuel Crockett (b. 1772) and Elizabeth Campbell Taylor (b. 1775), his wife (parents of Malvina); Robert Crockett and Jane Lewis Stuart (1780-1855), his wife, m. 1798 (parents of Charles); Henry Bowyer and Agatha Madison, his wife, m. 1793. Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Thomas Turk and Margaret Turk (1728-53), his 1st wife; John Crockett and Elizabeth Montgomery, his wife (parents of Samuel); Samuel Crockett and Jane Steele (1737-75), his wife, m. 1757 (parents of Robert); John Taylor and Elizabeth, his wife; John Stuart and Agatha (Lewis) Frogge (1753-1836), his wife, m. 1775; Thomas Madison and Susannah Henry, his wife. Gr-gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of John Madison and Agatha Strother (1726-1822), his wife, m. 1748; Thomas Lewis and Jane Strother, his wife, m. 1749. William Gleaves in 1779-80 served as private in Capt. Thomas Hamilton's company, 1st Virginia regulars. He died in Staunton, Va. John Crockett (1737-99) served, 1776, as a soldier in Capt. Alexander

Lawson Smith's company, Rawling's regiment, Continental troops. He died 

in Wythe County, Va. Samuel Crockett (1735-83) served, 1780, in the militia, under Captain Miller, from Goochland County. He was born in Prince Edwards County, Va.; died in Sullivan County, Tenn. Robert Crockett (1760-1812) commanded a company after 1776 at Bluestone Creek. He was born in Augusta County; died in Wythe County, Va. John Stuart (1740-1823) served as colonel, 1780, and, 1781, was made clerk of all the courts of Greenbrier County, where he was born and died. Henry Bowyer (1760-1832) was lieutenant, 1777-82, in Colonel Baylor's 12th Virginia regiment, Continental Dragoons. He was a [p.288] member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He was born and died in Botetourt County, Va. Thomas Lewis (1718-99) served as private in Capt. Alexander Lawson Smith's company, Rawlings' regiment, Continental troops. He died in Wythe County, Va. John Taylor (1736-1813) served, 1782, as major of Virginia troops, fighting Indians incited by the Tories. He was born in Ireland; died in Rockford, Va. Thomas Turk (1718-1809) served as a private in Capt. Alexander

Robertson's company, 1778, Virginia troops. He was born in Augusta 

County, Va., and his will was probated in 1809. Also No. 58800. John Madison (1709-79), clerk of Augusta County, Va., 1775-78. He was born in King and Queen County; died in Augusta County. Thomas Madison (1751-93) served as paymaster, commissary, and captain in the Virginia militia. He was born in Botetourt County, Va. Also No. 62052.



Children of DAVID EDMISTON and ISABELLA ??? are: i. JAMES2 EDMONDSON3, b. WFT Est. 1723-1730, Ireland; d. 1783, Rockbridge County, Virginia4,5; m. AGNES THOMPSON, Abt. 1749, Augusta County, Virginia6; b. WFT Est. 1730-1734, Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Virginia7; d. 18018.

Notes for JAMES EDMONDSON: From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

19 August, 1752: James Edmiston, son and heir of and adm. of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and adm. Witness: Andrew Kerr.

MAY 23, 1755. (440) Agnes Edmondson released dower in 350 acres from her husband to Hugh McCleeve

Scotch-Irish in Virginia, Augusta County Court Records, Vol. II:

(Not sure this is same James Edmondson) Page 40 MAY 25, 1750.

Page

 (384) James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd.
 (393) Overseers of Roads, Rivers and Creeks continued in office until 

May next.


NOVEMBER 23, 1753.

  (73) John Paxton to be overseer of road from Edmonston's Mill to Fork Meeting House, with these: James Trimble, Michael Finney, John Berrisford, Wm. Holdman, John Hardin, Hugh Means, Joseph Lapsley, Peter Wallace, Saml. McClure, Abram Brown, John Moore, Robert Moore, Stephen Arnold, Saml. Paxton, Jas. Edmondson.


WILL OF JAMES EDMONDSON OF ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VA (Abstract) Listed in Edmondson Family Association Bulletin, Jan-Mar, 1999

Dated 12/16/1782

Wife Agnes, my dearly beloved wife, three Negroes named Anthony, Nan and Doff, and two young Negroes names Isaac and Holbert. Mentions Grandaughters now living: Elizabeth, Agnes, Jean and Sarah Edmondson and Sarah Tedford. Son David Edmondson and his sister Jean Tedford (James' daughter), and Jean's child Sarah Tedford. Bequeth to my son David Edmondson on mulato boy named Samuel. I give and bequeth to my beloved daughter Jean Tedford one Negro winch and child named Philis and Easther and at her death to go to her child Sarah Tedford and if she dieth whouth children Philis goeth to my son David and Easther to my grandaughters before mentioned.

Item I give and bequeth what ever my father in law hath willed to me in his last will and Testament to be equally divided between Sarah now married to Samuel Henry and her grandaughter Agnes Thompson daughter to his son Alexander Thompson.

Beloved wife Agnes Edmondson my son David Edmondson and James Templeton appointed soles executors.


Actual will: http://efab.edmonson.org/archives/122021.htm


Sixteenth day of December seventeen hundred and eighty two. I James Edmundson of Rockbridge County and state of Virginia calling to mind the Mortality of my body and noing this it is appointed for all men -? to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament this is to say principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul unto the hands of God that gives it and for my body I recomind it to the earth to be buried in a Christion like and decent manner at the direction of my Executors ?-? doubting but at the general ????I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God as touching such worldly -??Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give Bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First of all I will that my just debts be discharged. In???I give and bequeath to Agnes my dearly beloved wife three Negroes now in my possession their names as followeth, Anthony, Nan and Doff to be held and enjoyed by her while she liveth and to be at her disposal and likewise two young Negroes names Isacc and Holbert to be disposed by her in like manner all at her death only to my children or grandchildren as she shall see fit. I likewise give and bequeath to her all my movable estate that shall be posessed by me at my dcalh out of which she is to pay twenty pounds current money to each of my five Grand daughters that is now living (Viz) Elizabeth, Agnes, Jean and Sarah Edmundson and Sarah Tedford when they are of the age of twenty one years or when they ar marryed.

I likewise give my said wife my land and tenements I now live on and other possessions to be by her held and enjoyed while she liveth.

Item I give my well beloved son David Edmundson the part of my land he now liveth on at my demis and all my lands mafuages (sic) and tenaments by him freely to be possesses and enjoyed his Mothers D??? out of which he shall pay to his Sister Jean Tedford the sumof sixty pounds if she be then alive, but if she be dead it shall be to her child Sarah Tedford when of the age of twenty one years or if she dieth before married or without children it shall be equally divided amongst my gmad daughters before mentioned. I likewise give and bequeath to my son David Edmondson one mulato boy named Samuel.

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Jean Tedford one Negro winch and child named Philis and Easther and at her death to go to her daughter Sarah Tedford and if she dieth whouth children Philis goeth to my son David and Easther to my grand daughters before mentioned.

Item I give and bequeath what ever my father in law hath willed to me in his last will and Testament to be equally divided between Sarah now married to Samuel Henry and her granddaughter Agnes Thompson daughter to his son Alexander Thompson.

I do make and ordain Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Agnes Edmundson my son David and James Templcton my only and soles executor of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke and ????? all and every former testament wills and Legacy Requests and Executions by me in any way before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testaments in witness where up I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above wroten.

Signed, Sealed, Published pronounced and declared by the said James Edmoundson as his last will and Testament in the presents of the Subscribers Viz John McNutt, Wm. Paxton, Isaac Trimble

At a court held for Rockbridge County March 4th 1783

This last Will and Testament of James Edmundson Deed. was presented in Court by David Edmundson and James Templeton Exec. therm named and -? by the Oaths of William Paxton and James Trimble witness thereto and Ordered to be recorded and on the Motion of said Exec. who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted them for obtaining Probate thereof in due form giving Security whereupon they together with John Paxton and John Thompson their Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the Penalty of ? 2000 conditioned according to law.

As we see there is a granddaughter named Sarah Tedford; However, the others are Elizabeth, Agnes, Jean and Sarah Edmondson. Also there is no daughter mentioned named Sarah.



ii. DAVID EDMONDSON, b. Bet. 1725 - 1736; d. 17649; m. JANE MILLER9; b. Abt. 173010; d. South Carolina. iii. JESSE EDMONDSON, b. Bet. 1725 - 1738. iv. JOHN EDMONDSON, b. 173211; m. MARGARET ???. v. MOSES EDMONDSON, b. Abt. 1739; d. Bef. 17 Jun 1806, Washington County, Virginia12,13,14; m. RACHEL ROBINSON, Abt. 1764, Virginia; b. Abt. 1741, Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia15; d. Bef. 24 Sep 1812, Washington County, Virginia16.

Notes for MOSES EDMONDSON: From Family Tree Maker site of Claude Dwight Drew:

224. Moses Edmiston, born 1740 in Ireland; died in Washington Co., VA. He was the son of 448. David "Turk" Edmiston and 449. Isabella. He married 225. Rachel Robinson 1764 in Washington Co., VA.

     225. Rachel Robinson, born 1744; died May 1812 in Washington Co., VA. She was the daughter of 450. John Robinson and 451. Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson. 


     Children of Moses Edmiston and Rachel Robinson are: 
 i.   Jean Edmiston. 
 ii.   Elizabeth Edmiston. 
 iii.   Hanna Edmiston. 
 iv.   Agnes Edmiston. 
 v.   Rachael Edmiston. 
 vi.   John Edmiston. 
 vii.   Moses Edmiston. 
 viii.   Nancy Edmiston. 
 ix.   Betsy Edmiston. 
 x.   David Edmiston, born 1765. 
112 xi.   William Edmiston, born 1773 in Augusta Co., Va.; died 1847 in Washington Co., Va.; married Martha Edmiston July 07, 1795 in Washington Co., VA. 


The following establishes a close proximity of the Edmondsons and Robinsons, mentions William Edmondson (Moses' father), Moses Edmondson, Thomas Edmondson (not sure of relationship), and James Robinson, possibly the brother of Moses' wife:

The Washington County VA Surveyors Record 1781-1797 © by Rhonda Robertson, 1998; presented by permission. Many Thanks! http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/washsurv.htm

Page 229 - James Robinson...180 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the south side of the Middle Fork of Holston River...Beginning corner to patrick Watsons land...crossing the branch at the mouth...on Col. William Edmonsons line...on Moses Edmonsons line...March 14, 1783 - James Robinson, assignee of William Edmondson...300 ac...on the south side of the Middle Fork bounded by Major Edmonson, Thomas Edmonson, Patrick Watson, & Moses Edmonson...actual settlement made in 1776...August 17, 1781

Page 259 - James Robinson...215 ac...Commissioners Certificate...on the south side of the Middle Fork of Holstein River...Beginning corner to Patrick Watsons line...on Moses Edmondsons line...March 14, 1783 - James Robinson, assignee of William Edmondson...300 ac...on the south side of the Middle Fork bounded by major Edmondson, Thomas Edmondson, Patrick Watson, Moses Edmondson, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1776...August 17, 1781

Page 458 - John Robinson, assignee of Moses Edmondson - 50 ac - treasury warrant #8184 dated February 2, 1782 - on a branch of the Middle Fork of Holstein River - corner in Samuel Edmondson's land - June 27, 1796

Page 458 - James Robinson, assignee of Moses Edmondson - 100 ac - treasury warrant #8184 dated February 2, 1782 - on a branch of the middle fork of Holstein River - line of Thomas Edmondson, Sr.'s land - corner to David Snodgrass - line of James Robinson's land - corner to David Martins land - corner to John Kelley's land - corner to Andrew McKee's land - June 27, 1796

Notes for RACHEL ROBINSON: WILL OF RACHEL EDMONDSON - Will book 3, Page 293, Washington County, Virginia

In God's Great Name Amen. I, Rachel Edmondson, of the County of Washington, and State of Virginia, being weak in body but sound mind and disposing memory, for which I thank God, calling to mind the uncertaintyof human life and being desirous to dispose of all sutch wordly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me with after the payment of my debts and Funeral Expence, I give and bequeth the same in the manner following: that is to say:

    I give to my daughter, Hannah Kerr, one negro girl named Rose.  She is to stay with her mother, Polly, one year after my death gut the said Hannah Kerr shall pay to my son David Edmiston in property one year after she received said girl, one third part of the value of said Rose, and said Girl shall be said Hannah Kerrs during her natural life time, and if her husband James Kerr, survives after the death of Hannah, he is to keep said Rose untill his death and after his death I allow said Negro girl, with her issue, to my grandson, Moses Kerr and his heirs forever.
    I give to my son William Edmiston three dollars.
    I give to my son Moses Edmondson two dollars.
    I give to my daughter Nancy Robinson my sadle and one bed.
    I give to my daughter Rachel Robinson one bed tick.
    I leave my body clothes to be equally divided among my daughters Gean, Betsy, Nancy and Rachel.
    I give to my son David's daughter, Rachel, my spinning wheel.
    I give to my son John one other Negro boy named Jacob.  I likewise give to my son John one negro woman named Poly to be his while he remains unmarried, but if he marries I qllow said Polly to choose her master among the six hereafter named shall if she will take choice, if not Executors hereafter named shall make the right of her to any one of the six they shall think proper, to wit: my son David, my son John, my son-in-law Alexander Robinson, David Robinson, Mitchell robinson, but he that gits said Poly in two years after shall pay to each of the other five one-sixth part of her value in good merchantable property.  I do not alow said Polly to be taken away from her husband entirely.
    All my other property not before particularly mentioned I give to my son John, and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, David and John Edmiston.  Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revolking all other and former Wills or Testaments heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this forth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve.

Signed, sealed, published and declared as for the Last Will and Testament of the above named Rachel Edmiston in the presence of us:

David Kerr David Robinson

vi. MARTHA EDMONDSON, b. WFT Est. 1740-1745.


Endnotes

1. Ovvan D. Edmondson, editior - 4747 Westminster Circle, Eagan, MN 55122-2756, "Edmondson Family Association Bulletin," Oct.-Dec, 1999, pg. 2.
2. Ovvan D. Edmondson, editior - 4747 Westminster Circle, Eagan, MN 55122-2756, "Edmondson Family Association Bulletin," Volume 32, Issue 1, Number 125, (Oct.-Dec., 1999), pg. 2.
3. Frances Cooke Chan, Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz, (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 48.
4. Murfin, Ed (e-mail: ebmurf@southeast.net) GEDCOM received 4/18/98.
5. Ovvan D. Edmondson, editior - 4747 Westminster Circle, Eagan, MN 55122-2756, "Edmondson Family Association Bulletin," Oct.-Dec., 1999, pg. 2.
6. Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts, March __ (probably 1749 or 1750), James Edmondson.
7. Murfin, Ed (e-mail: ebmurf@southeast.net) GEDCOM received 4/18/98.
8. Ovvan D. Edmondson, editior - 4747 Westminster Circle, Eagan, MN 55122-2756, "Edmondson Family Association Bulletin," Oct.-Dec., 1999, pg. 2.
9. Ovvan D. Edmondson, editior - 4747 Westminster Circle, Eagan, MN 55122-2756, "Edmondson Family Association Bulletin," Oct. - Dec., 1998, pg. 5.
10. The Garrison Gazette, web site of Linda Garrison (http://www.sirinet.net/~lgarris/garrison/ahnennor.html), e-mail: lgarris@sirinet.net.
11. Murfin, Ed (e-mail: ebmurf@southeast.net) GEDCOM received 4/18/98.
12. Family Tree Maker site - The Karen Lewis Paramore Home Page, Karen Marie Paramore, 6915 Rash Court, Granbury, TX 76049, (817) 326-2135.
13. Murfin, Ed (e-mail: ebmurf@southeast.net) GEDCOM received 4/18/98, Moses Edmondson died bef June 17, 1806, Washington County, Virginia.
14. Frances Cooke Chan, Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Farwell, Welby, Harwick & Martz, (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 46, Moses Edmiston's will is dated 12 April 1806 and he had died by 17 June, 1806, on which day his will was proven. Moses left his plantation for life to his wife, Rachel, and to go to his son, Moses on her death. Three negro slaves were also willed to family members.
15. Wilson, Howard McKnight, The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom, (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 480.
16. Family Tree Maker site - The Karen Lewis Paramore Home Page, Karen Marie Paramore, 6915 Rash Court, Granbury, TX 76049, (817) 326-2135.
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