Person:Moses Edmondson (1)

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Moses Edmondson
b.Abt. 1739
d.Bef. 17 Jun 1806 Washington County, Virginia
m. est. 1715
  1. James Edmondsonest 1715-1723 - 1783
  2. William Edmondson, of Rockbridge County, VAest 1718 - bef 1782
  3. David EdmondsonBet 1725 - 1736 - 1764
  4. Jesse EdmondsonBet 1725 - 1738 -
  5. John Edmondson1732 -
  6. Moses EdmondsonAbt 1739 - Bef 1806
  7. Martha EdmondsonEst 1740-1745 -
  • HMoses EdmondsonAbt 1739 - Bef 1806
  • WRachel RobinsonAbt 1741 - Bef 1812
m. Abt. 1764
  1. David EdmondsonAbt 1765 - 1841
  2. Elizabeth 'Betsey' EdmondsonBET 1765 AND 1772 - 1813
  3. Jane EdmondsonABT 1775 -
  4. Hannah EdmondsonABT 1776 -
  5. John EdmondsonABT 1778 - ABT 1838
  6. Rachel EdmonsonAbt 1780 - 1863
  7. Moses EdmondsonABT 1785 - BEF 1816
Facts and Events
Name Moses Edmondson
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1739
Marriage Abt. 1764 Virginiato Rachel Robinson
Other[4] 9 AUG 1778 Moses Edmiston purchased 168 acres in Washington County, Virginia for 25 pounds. The deed says the land was on the middle fork of the Holston River and was part of the 1,000 acres granted to William Edmiston in 1774. (Wash. County Deed Book 1, 1778-1797)Comment 1
Military[5] 7 OCT 1780 Moses Edmiston fought in the Battle of King's Mountain, served in Capt. David Beattie's Company, made up of men from Washington County, Virginia
Other? 1782 Listed on Washington County, Virginia Tax RecordsLand Transaction
Other[4] 1782 Moses Edmiston listed in the Washington County Personal Property Tax Records list with two white males over 16 in the household.Christened
Other? 1787 Moses Edmiston paid tax for himself and David Edmiston, indicating that his son David was probably now over 21, also one other white male 16-21 years old, six horses and ten cattle.Census (2)
Death[1][2][3] Bef. 17 Jun 1806 Washington County, Virginia
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Overview

This article is about the Moses Edmondson who is shown in Southwest Virginia records, beginning about 1782 (See Notebook:Moses Edmondson. This person appears in close proximity to land owned by various members of the extended Edmondson Family, on the middle and south fork of the Holston River. Since he does not appear as a signatory on the 1773 Ebbing Springs Call it seems likely that he was not an adult at the time this extended family arrived on the Holston. He is sometimes identified as the son of Person:David Edmiston (1) who settled about 1740 on Elk Run of Beverly's Manor in Augusta County, Virginia. This David gave an oath in 1740 that he had paid for the importation of himself, and various family members, including a Moses Edmiston. However, it is likely that his son Moses was at least 16 years of age at the time of the oath [6] This suggests a DOB for Moses son of David of about 1724 or erlier, making him 56 years of age or older when the family arrived on the Holston. Even if he were an infant when David claimed him for his headright, we would have expected him to be at least 30 years of age when the family first appears on the Holston. In either case, he would have been an adult, and would almost certainly have signed the Ebbing Springs Call. Since he did not, it appears that the Moses Edmondson who appears in the Washington County records beginning about 1778 (See: Notebook:Moses Edmondson (1), is too young to be the son of David Edmiston of Beverley Manor. Rather, he is likely to be the son of another member of the extended Edmondson family on the Holston.

Personal Data

Personal Data
VitaDatumSource/Basis/Comment
DOB:c1753-1758Moses acquired land from William Edmonston in 1778 implying that he was acting as an adult. If we assume this was at age 20 then his DOB would be c1758. He is not listed as a signatory in the Ebbing Springs Call of 1773, so this implies he was born after 1753
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Father:likely candidates are Samuel, Robert, John, Thomas, and Andrew Edmiston, sons of Col John Edmiston. (Chjkld Lists not developed yet for these sons. A Moses Edmondson is not included on other candidates known child lists.
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Records in Virginia

  • Page 207 - Thomas Edmonson, Sr ...358 acres...Commissioners Certificate...on a branch of the south fork of Holstein River and on the north side of the same. Beginning corner to Thomas Edmonson, Jr. on John Kellys line...on James Robinsons land on Moses Edmonsons line. January 1, 1783- Thomas Edmonson... 400 acres on the long branch running into the south fork of Holstin bounded by William Edmonson & John Edmonson, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1772...August 17, 1781. [Source: 1781-1796 Washington County, Virginia Land Surveys].
  • Page 229 - James Robinson...180 acres...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 acres on the south side of the Middle Fork bounded by Major Edmonson, Thomas Edmonson, Patric Watson, & Moses Edmonson, actual settlement made in 1776...August 17, 1781. [Source: 1781-1796 Washington County, Virginia Land Surveys].
  • Page 259 - James Robinson, 215 acres 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 acres 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. [Source: 1781-1796 Washington County, Virginia Land Surveys].
  • Page 459 - Moses Edmondson - 50 acres - treasury warrant #8184 dated February 2, 1782 - on a branch of the south fork of Holstein River - on the old patent line - in Buchanan's line - on Edmondson's line - June 27, 1796. [Source: 1781-1796 Washington County, Virginia Land Surveys].
  • Page 114-RECORD BOOKS IN CIRCUIT COURT OFFICE. BOOK MARKED "RECORDS." --John Stuart, aged 65, deposes, same time and place. (at Brownsburg, July, 1805) Executors of Borden, Jr., conveyed 230 acres to Robert McElrath. Deponent says that Moses Edmonson was first settler on the tract, which was several years after death of Borden, Jr. Moses sold to Mathew Moorehead, who sold to Jno. McElrath who is the same as Robt. McElrath. Borden, Jr., conveyed 313 acres to John Stuart, father of deponent. Deed recorded in Augusta. It was bought from Benj., Sr. [Source: Chalkley's Vol. 2].

Bibliography

Footnotes

  1. Family Tree Maker site - The Karen Lewis Paramore Home Page, Karen Marie Paramore, 6915 Rash Court, Granbury,.
  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, Far. (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. 4.0 4.1 Frances Cooke Chan. Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Far. (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 43.
  5. Frances Cooke Chan. Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow, with Allied families of Robinson, Edmiston, Wilcox, Alton, Far. (Langford Publications, P.O. Box 68, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia, pub. 1998), pg. 46.
  6. The point of proving importation of his children was that he obtained a 50 acre headright for each male over 16 that he was credited with as importing.