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Descendants of Moses Edmondson


Generation No. 1

1. MOSES2 EDMONDSON (DAVID "TURK"1 EDMISTON) was born Abt. 1739, and died Bef. 17 Jun 1806 in Washington County, Virginia1,2,3. He married RACHEL ROBINSON Abt. 1764 in Virginia, daughter of JAMES ROBINSON and HANNAH ROBINSON. She was born Abt. 1741 in Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Virginia4, and died Bef. 24 Sep 1812 in Washington County, Virginia5.

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

Children of MOSES EDMONDSON and RACHEL ROBINSON are:

  • i. DAVID3 EDMONDSON, b. Abt. 1765, Virginia6; d. 1841, Washington County, Virginia; m. SARAH KERR, 29 Oct 1798, Greene County, Tennessee7; b. Bet. 1774 - 1782.

Notes for DAVID EDMONDSON: David Edmiston/Edmondson appeared on the 1797 Greene County, Tennessee Tax List with 1 white poll:

David Edmiston 1

Notes for SARAH KERR: Sarah was the eldest daughter of James Kerr, named so in will of Rebecca (Robinson) Hay, who died and left will in 1797 in Greene County, Tennessee

  • ii. ELIZABETH (BETSEY) EDMONDSON, b. Bet. 1765 - 1772; d. 16 Sep 1813, Washington County, Virginia; m. JOHN ROBINSON III, 20 May 1789, Washington County, Virginia8; b. 1768, Virginia9; d. 29 Jun 1826.
  • iii. NANCY (AGNES) EDMONDSON, b. 17779; m. DAVID ROBINSON, 03 Jan 1797, Washington County, Virginia10,11; b. 1774, Virginia12; d. Abt. 27 Sep 1847, Washington County, Virginia13.
  • iv. WILLIAM EDMONDSON, b. 1773, Washington County, Virginia14,15,16; d. 1847, Washington County, Virginia17,18; m. (1) MARTHA EDMONDSON, 07 Jul 1795, Washington County, Virginia19,20; b. 07 Jul 1776, Washington County, Virginia21,22; d. 07 Jul 1797, Washington County, Virginia23,24; m. (2) RACHEL KERR, 06 Nov 1801, Greene County, Tennessee25,26; b. Bet. 1775 - 1783, prob. Tennessee; d. Bet. 1820 - 1826, Washington County, Virginia; m. (3) MARGARET (PEGGY) KETCHUM, 13 Jan 182626; b. Bef. 1810; d. Bet. 1830 - 1836; m. (4) SARAH SURBER, 26 Oct 1837, Washington County, Virginia26; b. Abt. 1805; d. 1850, Washington County, Virginia.

Notes for RACHEL KERR: Rachel named in will of Rebecca (Robinson) Hay in 1797 in Greene County, Tennessee

  • v. JANE EDMONDSON, b. Abt. 1775, Washington County, Virginia27; m. ALEXANDER ROBINSON; d. 1817, Washington County, Virginia28.
  • vi. HANNAH EDMONDSON, b. Abt. 1776, Washington County, Virginia29; d. Washington County, Virginia; m. JAMES KERR, 09 Jun 1794, Greene County, Tennessee30; b. Bef. 1778, prob. Tennessee.

Notes for JAMES KERR: Possible migration for this James Kerr? Possibly migrated to Morgan County, Illinois with his brother John? More research necessary:

Subj: [KERR] James KERR b. 1770-1780; Elisha CARR b. 1790-1800; John CARR b. 1770-1780 from TN? Date: 5/24/2003 9:15:46 PM Pacific Standard Time From: kmeng@charter.net To: KERR-L@rootsweb.com Sent from the Internet (Details)


Does anyone recognize these people who are all near each other on the 1830 U.S. and 1835 Illinois Census? I have one reference that indicates that they might have been born in TN.

1830 Federal Census, Morgan Co, IL p. 56, line 3 James KERR (b. bet 1770-1780) 1 male 20-30 1 male 50-60 (James Kerr) 1 female 5-10 1 female 10-15 1 female 20-30 1 female 40-50 (James Kerr's wife, b. bet 1780-1790)

p. 56, line 27 Elisha CARR (b. bet 1790-1800) 1 male 5-10 1 male 30-40 2 females under 5 1 female 5-10 1 female 30-40

p. 57, line 2 John CARR (b. bet 1770-1780) 1 male 10-15 1 male 15-20 1 male 50-60 (John Carr/Kerr) 1 female 5-10 1 female 40-50 (John Carr/Kerr's wife, b. bet 1780-1790)


Possible record of James Kerr in Knox County, Tennessee IN 1796: http://www.danielhaston.com/daniel/daniel-timeline.htm

1796 April 26, 27, 29 Knox County, TN Jury Duty: Daniel Haston served on the jury for these cases: Reese Mordicia Mendenhall vs Alexander Carmichael & Joseph Janes (see note 1 below) and Annanias McCoy vs John Lusk and Elizabeth Ish Adm of John Ish, dec'd vs John McDowell and Mesheck Tipton vs JAMES KERR (see note 3 below) and McCormack & Liggett vs James Deal and John Steel vs William Lowry and John Lowry (John Finley was also on this jury) and John Null vs James Brock and George Mitchell vs Stephen Duncan and Stephen Duncan vs Joseph Beard and Samuel Gibson by his next friend & Richard Gooden vs Nathaniel Evans and Hugh Beard (see note 2 below). Source: Original pages 88, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 98?,106 from Knox County, TN Record Book No. 1, Vol., 1795-1799 (WPA transcriptions).


vii. JOHN EDMONDSON, b. Abt. 1778, Washington County, Virginia31; d. Abt. Mar 1838, Smith County, Virginia31; m. MARY (POLLY) ALLEN, 31 Oct 1816, Washington County, Virginia31; b. Bef. 1800.

Notes for JOHN EDMONDSON: From "The Ancestors of Edna Katherine and Pearl May Barlow", by Frances Cooke Chan, pg. 45:

A John Edmiston married Elizabeth Robinson on 10 Sept. 1791 (Washington County, VA) and a Martha Moore on 31 Oct. 1799 (Washington County, VA). These may have been earlier wives or this may be another man. In John's mother, Rachel's will of 1812, she refers fo John as being "unmarried". He may have been a bachelor or widower prior to his marriage fo Polly in 1816. A descendant, J. Allen Edmiston told me that Polly was the wife through whom he was descended. Another descendent, Joanne Fox, also traces her line to Mary Allen and John Edmiston. Polly/Mary may have been the only wife or a third wife. J. Allen Edmiston said that Polly was widowed and later married a Mr. Harmon.

viii. RACHEL EDMONDSON, b. Abt. 1780, prob. Virginia32,33; d. Oct 1863, Washington County, Tennessee34; m. MITCHELL ROBINSON, 07 Dec 1797, Washington County, Virginia35,36; b. 23 Jun 1776, prob. Virginia37; d. Abt. 21 Nov 1847, Washington County, Tennessee38. ix. MOSES EDMONDSON39, b. Abt. 1785, Washington County, Virginia40; d. Bef. 16 Jun 1816, Washington County, Virginia40; m. (1) SARAH ROBINSON, 17 Dec 1806, Greene County, Tennessee41,42; b. Bef. 1790; d. Bef. 1809, prob. Virginia; m. (2) JANE SCOTT43, 17 Aug 1809, Washington County, Virginia44; b. Bef. 1792.

Notes for MOSES EDMONDSON: From "The Ancestors of Edna Katherine and Pearl May Barlow", by Frances Cooke Chan:

Page 45: Moses, d. 1816 m. (1) Sarah Robinson (2) Jane Scott 17 Aug. 1809 (Jane may not have been the mother of this children because after his death the records show that she was called to account, in 1817, for handling of guardian's funds for "her wards". She was described as the "guardian of the children of Moses Edmiston".)


Endnotes

1. Family Tree Maker site - The Karen Lewis Paramore Home Page, Karen Marie Paramore, 6915 Rash Court, Granbury, TX 76049, (817) 326-2135. 2. Murfin, Ed (e-mail: ebmurf@southeast.net) GEDCOM received 4/18/98, Moses Edmondson died bef June 17, 1806, Washington County, Virginia. 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. 46, Moses Edmiston's will is dated 12 April 1806 and he had died my 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. 4. Wilson, Howard McKnight, The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom, (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 480. 5. Family Tree Maker site - The Karen Lewis Paramore Home Page, Karen Marie Paramore, 6915 Rash Court, Granbury, TX 76049, (817) 326-2135. 6. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 7. 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. 44. 8. 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. 45. 9. Wiese, Teresa W. - e-mail: tsww@ccp.com. 10. 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. 39. 11. GRS Marriage Records of Southern States, Early to 1850 (CD Version), Washington County, Virginia. 12. Wiese, Teresa W. - e-mail: tsww@ccp.com. 13. 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. 39. 14. Edmondson, Tom - 23075 Shakeridge Road, Volcano, CA 95689. 15. 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. 45. 16. Families of Washington and Smythe County, Virginia, (http://206.160.233.10/athomas/), "Electronic." 17. Edmondson, Tom - 23075 Shakeridge Road, Volcano, CA 95689. 18. 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. 45. 19. Family Tree Maker site - Ancestors of Karen Marie Lewis, Generation #9 page. 20. 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. 45. 21. Family Tree Maker site - The Karen Lewis Paramore Home Page, Karen Marie Paramore, 6915 Rash Court, Granbury, TX 76049, (817) 326-2135. E-Mail: kparam@itexas.net 22. Wood, Nancy Edmondson, e-mail: nancy_wood@email.msn.com, My files show him being married to Martha Edmondson (7 July 1776 Wash. Co., VA - 7 July 1797). 23. Family Tree Maker site - Ancestors of Karen Marie Lewis, Generation #8 Page. 24. Wood, Nancy Edmondson, e-mail: nancy_wood@email.msn.com. 25. Edmondson, Tom - 23075 Shakeridge Road, Volcano, CA 95689. 26. 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. 45. 27. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 28. 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. 45, An Alexander Robinson died in 1817 (Washington County Will Book 4, page 213) and left everything to wife, Jane (probably Jane/Jean Edmiston). 29. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 30. 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. 45. 31. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 32. 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. 42, Babed on age in 1850 census her year of birth would be 1775; 1860 census it would be 1780. 33. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 34. 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. 36 & 43., Date of October 1863 listed in the Robinson Family bible. 35. 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. 45. 36. GRS Marriage Records of Southern States, Early to 1850 (CD Version), Washington County, Virginia. 37. 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), p.32. 38. 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. 35, Mitchell Robinson died in Washington County between 21 November 1847, when he wrote his will, and 27 December 1847, when it was proved. 39. 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. 45. 40. World Family Tree, Cd#12, Tree #1396. 41. Jones, Howard V., 18 Winter Ridge Rd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613. 42. GRS Marriage Records of Southern States, Early to 1850 (CD Version). 43. 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). 44. 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. 45.

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