Person:William Edmiston (9)

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Name William Edmiston
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William Edmiston is believed to have lived in Maryland prior to about 1740. Some place him in Talbot County, while others place him in Cecil County. Some identify his wife as Margaret Donnell. This couple had at least three sons: Robert, John, and David. Robert and John settled on Borden's Grant (modern Rockbridge County), about 1740. Some believe that David moved to western PA, but others believe he moved with his brothers to Borden's Grant.

In 1740 a David Edmiston is shown in Source:Morton, 1920 as someone who paid for his own importation, and that of numerous sons, daughters, and possibly several inlaws of unknown relations. Taken at face value, this David could not have been the son of William who had previously settled in Maryland. Land records show that this David Edmiston settled north of Staunton on Elk Creek in Beverly's Manor, and well north of Borden's Grant where Robert and John settled. There is, however, another land record that shows a "David Edmiston" owning land near Timber Ridge on Borden's Grant. It is possible that this is the same person who settled on Elk Creek, but aquired land at some point to the south. However, it is also possible that this is a different David Edmiston altogether. Given a presence on Borden's Grant, not far from where Robert and John settled, it seems plausible that this David is in fact the brother of Robert and John. The possibility exists that the David who showed his importation at his own expense in 1740 was indeed the son of William Edmiston, and either did not pay for his own importation, or, if he did, came separately from his father and brothers.

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DOB:bef. 1700William is believed to have had three adult sons by 1740. That implies that he was probably born prior to 1700.
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Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
person:Robert Edmiston (2) 1749 Augusta County, VA Died relatively young. At least one child, person:William Edmiston (3) moved to Southwest Virginia
Person:John Edmiston (1) 1725 before 1773. Margaret lived in Augusta County, VA to about 1765. Then probably to Grayson County, and Washington County by c1771, where wife Margaret is listed as a member of Ebbing Springs/Sinking Springs Congregation, and presumably a widow, in 1773. (see Ebbing Springs Call
David Edmiston May have moved to Cumberland County, PA per Source:Allison, 1960; Others suggest he remained in Cecil County. May have moved to Rockbridge with his brothers. Fate not well understood at all.

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