Genealogy Report for Robert Edmiston and Jean Thompson: Developed by User:Delijim
NOTE: Additional information with sources would be appreciated on this family with any updates.
1. ROBERT1 EDMISTON was born Bet. 1681 - 1690, and died 1750 in Augusta County, Virginia. He married JEAN THOMPSON, daughter of WILLIAM THOMPSON and JEAN STUART. She was born Bef. 1703.
Notes for ROBERT EDMISTON: Will of Robert Edmiston in Augusta County, Virginia:
In the Name of God amen, I being Weak in body but in perfect memory I do Allow My body to be buried and my soul, to God, that have it. I do allow all Debts to be paid first --- I do bequeth to My Wife, her living at the plantation while She Lives as also a two Year old bay Mare with a bright Hare I do allow to Jean Edmiston a Dark bay Mare two Years Old and a red Year ling heifer as also to my Daughter Dorothy Edmiston I allow five pounds of Pennsylvania Money, and also to my son James Edmiston I do allow a black gray Cow or forty Shillings of Virginia Money and to give Up the bond and bill of sale to him. I do allow to my son William Edmondson the plantation which I now profsofs(?) and plow and Gears (?) and what remains of all goods and Chattells is to be equally divided between my Wife and my son, William Edmondson I allow Thomas McSpaden and Wm. Edmistone to be my Executors this as my last Will and Testament this Sixth day of April 1749
Witness profent (?) Robert Edmiston John Edmiston mark Samuel Buchannan
At a Court held for Augusta County, the 22 day of May 1750
This Last will and Testament of Robert Edmiston dec'd being probated into Court by Thomas McSpaden and Wm. Edmiston tholy (?) thorough whom made oath that hoLaw (?) John Edmistons sign of famous and wodow it's ordered that thosaid John Edmistonbe summoned to appear at next Court to be held for this County to further prove this said Will
Robert Edmiston 1700's Posted by: Sharon Dunn (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Date: December 27, 1999 at 20:29:39 of 194
I am looking for information on Robert Edmiston. His wife's name may have been Jean. They had a daughter Dorothy b. 1721. She married Thomas McSpadden around 1743/44 in Augusta Co., VA. Any info on this family would be appreciated.
Augusta County, Virginia query:
posted by Edmiston on Tuesday, August 19, 1997 e-mail: HeeHeee@aol.com
Searching for the following Edmiston/Edmundson in Augusta County: Robert Edmundson, b. ca1680, d. 1750 in Augusta County, m. Jean Thompson, daughter of Wm. & Jean Thompson. His son James Edmidson (b. ca1724 PA, d. 1792 Wilkes County, NC) m. 1749 in Augusta County, VA, Sarah Smith, daughter of James Abraham Smith. William Edmiston (b. 1759 in Augusta County - d. 21 Oct. 1847 Wilkes County, NC), m. Mary Suddreth Blair, widow of Lt. James Blair and daughter of William and Margareth/Mary Suddreth II. Would love to correspond and share info w/anyone who connects with there names.
Robert Edmiston, married on 7/19/1765 in Augusta County, VA (from Chalkley's, vol. II)
Children of ROBERT EDMISTON and JEAN THOMPSON are: i. DOROTHY2 EDMISTON, b. Abt. 1721, Rockbridge County, Virginia; m. THOMAS MCSPADDEN, Abt. 1743, Timber Ridge, Augusta County, Virginia; b. 1720; d. Abt. 1765, Lexington, Augusta County, Virginia.
Notes for THOMAS MCSPADDEN: http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~iadt1jm/D0001/I208.html
Thomas MCSPADDEN 
BIRTH: 1720 ABT DEATH: 1765 ABT BURIAL: 1765 ABT Father: Thomas C. MCSPADDEN
Family 1: Mary EDMISTON MARRIAGE: 1743 /1744 ABT Sarah MCSPADDEN Alexander MCSPADDEN Thomas MCSPADDEN Archibald MCSPADDEN John MCSPADDEN Isabell MCSPADDEN Moses MCSPADDEN Samuel "GPS" MCSPADDEN Margaret MCSPADDEN
First Generation 1. Thomas1 McSpadden birth date unknown.
He married Mary Edmiston.
Thomas McSpadden and Mary Edmiston had the following child:
+ 2 i. Moses2 McSpadden Sr. was born about 1752.
ii. JAMES EDMISTON, b. Abt. 1724, Pennsylvania; d. 1792, Wilkes County, North Carolina; m. SARAH SMITH, 1749, Augusta. County, Virginia; b. 1725.
Notes for JAMES EDMISTON: From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Orders:
MAY 25, 1750. (384) James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd.
Notes for SARAH SMITH: From Chalkley's Augusta County Court Judgements:
MAY 21, 1747 (196) Sarah Hays, widow of George, Adm'tes on George's estate.
MAY, 1750 (B). Thomas Nevitt vs. Edmiston and wife.--Petition. George Heas (Hays) made note to plaintiff 12th June, 1745, and died, leaving widow, Sarah, who married James Edmiston. Writ dated 25th May, 1749. Thomas Nevitt was a Quaker from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
NOVEMBER, 1758 (B). Patton's executor vs. Edmondson.--The widow Sara Hays married James Edmondson between 1748 (date of bond), and 1757 (bringing of suit).
MARCH, 1758 (C). Borden's Executors vs. James Edmonson and Sarah: late Sarah Hays.-- Was unmarried 17th May 1748. James Hays, son of Sarah. Signature of Patrick Hays.
iii. WILLIAM EDMISTON, b. WFT Est. 1720-1735.