Person:Matthew Edmondson (1)

Matthew Buchanan Edmondson
m. 15 Oct 1816
  1. Hetty Montgomery Edmondson1817 -
  2. William Edmondson1819 - 1868
  3. Matthew Buchanan Edmondson1821 - 1907
  4. Margaret B. Edmondson1828 - 1904
  5. Robert J. Edmondson1828 - 1894
  • HMatthew Buchanan Edmondson1821 - 1907
  • WAlmeda Parsons1832 - Bef 1860
  1. John Edmondson1848 - 1873
  2. Matilda Edmondson1850 - 1916
  3. Henrietta Evaline Rachel Edmondson1854 - 1929
  4. Samuel Edmondson1856 -
m. 1860
  1. Carrie Edmondson
  2. Infant Edmondson1861 - 1861
  3. Fannie Edmondson1862 - 1866
  4. Elmer Edmondson1868 - 1948
m. 1870
  1. Joseph Edmondson1872 -
  2. Mary Edmondson1875 -
Facts and Events
Name Matthew Buchanan Edmondson
Gender Male
Birth? 26 Nov 1821 Washington, Virginia, United StatesCounty
Marriage 1860 to Elizabeth Woodyard
Marriage 1870 to Margaret Ott
Death? 1907 Wirt, West Virginia, United States

Famous preacher

Famous preacher (circuit rider). Sometimes walked the back of the pews while delivering fiery sermons. Travelled all southern states.

  • Founded or cofounded many churches.
  • Occasionally preached for Rev Samuel Sheppard (Hugh's gg-grandfather).
  • Settled near Reedy Ripple (now Palestine, WV) in 1860 on Lynn Camp Run.
  • Lived in Clay Co Illinois, was superintendent of schools there 1840-1845. (He had aunts there)
  • Was superintendent of schools in Wirt Co. in 1879.
  • Was deputy inspector of salt 1869-1870.

M B Edmondson 1821 Wash., Va - 1907 Wirt, WV. (1st wife) Almeda Parsons 1832 Kanawha,Va- Bef 1860 Wirt, Va. child. Henrietta Evaline Rachel Edmondson 1854 Kanawha,Va-1929 Wirt, WV. m. James Russel Coe 1847 Wood, Va-1929 Wirt, WV.


Second wife m.1860: Elizabeth J. Woodyard. Children: Carrie Kate m. Rathbone; Elmer D. m. Richardson.

Third wife m.1870: Margaret E. Ott. Children: Joseph (1872) m. Eva Fought. Mary Lee Anna (1875) m. Rev. Robert Fought. nickname- "Buck". Buried at Two Run Church cemetery.


1900 Census

Wirt County, West Virginia United States

  • Matthew B. Edmondson.....78...born Virginia
  • Margaret E Edmondson.....63...born Virginia
  • Josiah...................27
  • Mary.....................22
  • Robert W.................16
  • Elizabeth Ott............68 Born WV....sister-in-law

Lincoln County, Tennessee, Trust Deeds1868-1874, 237...Matthew B Edmondson, Wirt County, West Virginia, USA, for share of estate of Robert E. Buchanan.