Facts and Events
This article concerns Robert Edmondson, son of William Edmiston commonly designated "Senior" in the records of Southwest Virginia. Robert was wounded Battle of Kings Mountain in which he served as a Lieutenant under Captain David Beattie. Following the end of the Revolution he moved to the Cumberland plateau in what is now Tennessee, presumably taking advantage of land warrants given by the State of North Carolina for service during the Revolution. His father's will, written in 1788, places him "upon Cumberland":
Land records Summers, 1929 in Washington County include the following:
Which are consistent with Robert being in Davidson County  by 1788 when his fathers will was written.
See: Indenture, Aug 1782
Finally to Shelbyville, Tennessee.
19 Aug 1782 Robert Edmundson of the one part and William Edmundson Senr. of the other part both of the County of Washington and State of Virginia - for and in consideration of the sum of Five shillings in hand paid hath granted bargained and sold one certain Tract or parcel containing two hundred and fifteen acres be the same more or less being part of a tract granted to Col. William Edmundson by King George's Proclamation in the Year 1763... bordering white oaks on Andrew Buchanans land... Signed Robert Edmondson and Isabella Edmundson. Wits: Thos. Edmeston, Andrew Buchanan and Wm. Edmiston. Recorded 20 Aug 1789 [Washington Co. VA Deed Book 1 p. 19] See Digital Library for original