Notebook:James Edmiston



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Edmondson Tapestry

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DeliJim's Report
Wilkes County Will


Chalkley's Chronicles

Records for "James Edmiston" have been extracted from Source:Chalkley's Chronicles and have been coded to show likely geographic affinities.[1]
Place:Red Bank
Borden's Grant
Beverly's Manor

Edmiston James 1745 Moses Thomson, late of County Augusta, to James Edmiston, £13.17 current money Virginia; 100 acres patented 20th August, 1745, to Moses, on east side South River, Shanandoe, on the Red Banks. Witnesses, Thos. Lewis, John Preston, David Edmiston. 15th April, 1746, proved by Lewis and Edmiston. 12th May, 1746, proved by John Preston
Edmiston James 1745 Thomas Nevitt vs. Edmiston and wife.--Petition. George Heas (Hays) made note to plaintiff 12th June, 1745, and died, leaving widow, Sarah, who married James Edmiston. Writ dated 25th May, 1749. Thomas Nevitt was a Quaker from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Edmondson James 1748 Patton's executor vs. Edmondson.--The widow Sara Hays married James Edmondson between 1748 (date of bond), and 1757 (bringing of suit)..
Edmonson James 1748 Borden's Executors vs. James Edmonson and Sarah: late Sarah Hays.-- Was unmarried 17th May 1748. James Hays, son of Sarah. Signature of Patrick Hays.
Edmiston James 1749 Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?); legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned
Edmiston James 1749 Silas Hart, mason, to William Anderson. farmer. Delivered: Benjamin Morgan, August, 1762. 460 acres on North Branch James. Patented to Silas, 12th January, 1746. Teste: Alexander Wright, Andrew Johnston, James Edmiston
Edmondson James 1750 James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd..
Edmondson James 1751 Isabella and James Edmondson's bond as administrators of David Edmondson, with sureties Wm. McFeaters and Wm. Henderson
Edmondson James 1751 Robert Davison's appraisement by Mathew and Daniel Lyle and James Edmondson.
Edmiston James 1752 James Edmiston, son and heir and administrator of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and administrator of David Edmiston to Hugh McClure, 350 acres in Beverley Manor, from Beverley to David, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Andrew Kerr. Teste: John Henderson, Adam Thompson
Edmondson James 1752 James Edmondson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; .
Edmiston James 1753 Samuel Houston to John Sprowl, 194 acres in Beverley Manor on Beverley Manor and Borden's lines; John Montgomery's line; corner Patrick Hays; corner Robert Ramsey, part of 380 acres purchased by Samuel from Wm. Robinson. Teste: Thomas Paxton, James Edmiston, Francis Beatcy
Edmondson James 1753 John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.[2]
Edmonston James 1753 John Paxton to be overseer of road from Edmonston's Mill to Fork Meeting House, with these: James Trimble, Michael Finney, John Berrisford, Wm. Holdman, John Hardin, Hugh Means, Joseph Lapsley, Peter Wallace, Saml. McClure, Abram Brown, John Moore, Robert Moore, Stephen Arnold, Saml. Paxton, Jas. Edmondson.
Edmiston James 1755 John Berrisford and Mary ( ) to James Edmiston, £115, 416 acres on North Branch of James, Samuel McDowell's line
Edmonson James 1757 James Edmonson (Edmiston) to Alex. Henderson, £__, 100 acres conveyed by Moses Thomson to James, recorded in Orange, on South River Shanando on the Red Banks. Delivered: Bryan Russell, September, 1761
Edmeston James 1759 Archibald Alexander to Wm. Alexander, £8, 208 acres; corner Mrs. Cummins, Thos. McSpeden's corner. Teste: Jno. McClung, Joseph Alexander, James ( ) Edmeston
Edmondson James 1761 McClung vs. Berrisford.--John Berrisford owned land on North Branch James River, adjoining William Halman, John Harper and James Edmondson. He sold in 1761 to James McClung, but before deed was made Berrisford died, leaving no sons, but seven daughters--Mary, Catherine, Margaret, Agnes, Frances, Lydia and Jennet. Most were infants..
Edmiston James 1762 Alex. Henderson to Alex. Campbell, £20, 100 acres granted to Henderson by James Edmiston, 17th March, 1757, on the Red Bank on South River of Shanando. Acknowledged. Delivered: Alex. Campbell, May, 1765
Edmiston James 1764 John Bowen's bond (with Jas. Edmiston, Edmond Crump), as administrators of Isaac Stover
Edmund James 1764 James Bailey and Anne ( ) to Edmund Crump, £20, 142 acres in Forks of James, John Taylor's line; corner James Bailey. Teste: James Edmiston, John ( ) Taylor, Patrick ( ) McCollom
Edmundson James 1764 James Edmundson and Agness to James Welch, £53.15, 140 acres on North Branch of James, part of the tract whereon James Edmundson now lives; corner McClung. Delivered: James Welsh, September, 1783
Edmunston James 1764 Thomas Paxton and Rebecca to Samuel Paxton, £200, 500 acres in Borden's tract; corner Archibald Alexander, black oak by the Punch Bowl. Teste: Mathew Robertson, John J. Jarvis, John () Robertson, James Edmunston
Edmondson James 1765 Alex. ( ) Campbell and Frances ( ) to Alex. Stewart, £62, 100 acres on South River, on Red Banks, conveyed to Campbell by Alex. Henderson, 19th May, 1762, who purchased it from James Edmondson, 17th March, 1757
Edmiston James 1767 John Lowry to James Robinson, £120, 260 acres on North Branch of James, John Dailey's line, crossing the river into Fork of James. Delivered: James Edmiston, July, 1777
Edmuston James 1767 John ( ) Huchens (Hutchens) and Martha ( ), of Johnson County, North Carolina, to John Hickman, £20,309 acres in Fork of James River, oak corner to Michael Dockerty's in Erwin Pattersons line; corner Thomas Williams. Teste: James Edmuston, Abram Brown, Samuel McClure. Delivered: John Hickman, September, 1782.
Edmiston James 1768 Samuel McDowell and Mary to James Edmiston, £10, 170 acres; corner James Richey (on) the Mary; Archibald Alexander's line. Delivered: Moses McSpadden by order James Edmiston, 26th July, 1774
Edmiston James 1769 Constables. James Edmiston, vice John Gardner; Wm. McGee, vice George McAfee..
Edmundson James 1774 William Thompson's will (of Tinkling)--To youngest son, Robert; to wife; to six children, viz: Alexander, John, Robert, Agnes Edmundson, Rebecca McNeelly, Sarah Hendry. Executors, sons Alexander and Robert. Teste; William and John Caldwell, John Finley. Proved, 20th November, 1781, by Jno. Caldwell and Finley
Edmiston James 1790 Mathew Edmiston's will, farmer--To son, James; to son, William; to son, David; to grandson, Mathew Kirk; to daughter, Mary Kirk; to granddaughter, Margaret Jones; to grandson, Matha Edmonson, Maagill; to daughter. Ann Jones; to daughter, Jean Magill. Executors, sons James and William Edmiston. Teste: David McNair, John Kirk, Jean Kirk. Proved, January Court, 1796, by McNair and Jno. Kirk
Edmonson James 1798 Subscribers form themselves into a fire company--James Edmonson, Wm. Breckinridge, J. Bowyer, Michael Garber, Sr.; Peter Elliott, Joseph Dickey, John Gorden, Robt. McCullock, Geo. Grant McIntosh, John McCausland, Vincent Tapp, Abraham Teebo, Jacob Leas, Philip Hopkins, David Griener, John Moore, John Fackler, Alex. St. Clair, H. Paul, Jacob Swoope, Samuel Clarke, W. Herren, W. Chambers, Geo. Mitchell, Thos. Barry, David Parry, Joseph Cowan, Hamp Keyes, Cornelius Baldwin, Smith Thompson, John Backenstoe, Jno. Wayt, Jno. Johnston, Robt. McDowell, Jno. Wise, James McGongal, Joseph Points, Ro. B. St. Clair, Andrew Haveouf, Jno. McDowell, Jacob Kinney.
Edmondson James 1802 John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies .
Edmondson James 1804 [Deposition taken"...Augusta, 18th June, 1804, at the tavern of James Edmondson in Staunton..." ]
Edmonson James 1812 Benjamin Mosby vs. James Allen and Alexander Nelson.--Deposition, 27th November, 1812, of James Edmonson in Fleming County, Kentucky, migrated to Kentucky in fall of 1809. Capt. James Edmondson. It required from 5th October to 30th October to make journey from Augusta to Fleming County, Kentucky.


  1. Where a geographic determination is possible, it has been preferrably based on the mention of a specific entity (e.g., Borden's Grant). Sometimes this is not possible, and the identification is based on mentions of other individuals whose residence is known. For example, if Archibald Alexander is mentioned as an adjacent property owner, and he is known to have owned land on Borden's Grant, then it is assumed that the record for the James Edmiston of Borden's Grant. The specific reasoning has not been shown, except in cases where the connection being made is very obscure. (For example, a record mentioning "Rennick's Road", probably refers to the area where Robert Rennick (Rennix) who owned land on Buffallo Branch, east of Staunton on Beverly's Grant. In this case the record is coded for Beverly's Grant.
  2. Rennix Road probably refers to Robert Rennick who owned land on the Buffallo Branch near Staunton. This is the same general area where David Edmiston=Isabella owned property on Elk Creek. The following is probably from [[Source:Chalkley's Chronicles|]] but I haven't checked it. "...a conveyance of May 25, 1747, to James Miles for 201 acers on the Buffalo Branch...being part of the land Robert Renick now lives on" ~~~~ This places this entry on Beverly's Grant