Person:John Edmiston (7)

John Montgomery Edmiston
b.21 Feb 1764 Virginia
d.21 Jan 1813 Michigan
Facts and Events
Name John Montgomery Edmiston
Alt Name John Mongomery Edmonson
Gender Male
Birth? 21 Feb 1764 Virginia
Death? 21 Jan 1813 Michigan[Killed in the Battle of River Raisin}
Probate? Apr 1813 Fayette County, Kentucky
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Capt. John Montgomery Edmiston

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Source Materials
Edmondson Tapestry
Register
Data
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Analysis
Bibliography
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YDNA
Index

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky

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Will Abstract

Will of John Edmiston, page 467.
Wife Margaret; My son, Alexander; My daughters.
Written: August 13, 1812
Probated: April, 1813
Executors: Wife, Margaret, James Richardson, William Prewitt and Walter Preston.
Witnesses: Robert Wickliffe and Margaret P. Wickliffe
[Source: Will Records of Fayette County, Kentucky, 1794-1818, Familysearch.org]

Overview

From: River Raisin Battlefield (fair use, but this needs to be expanded and written to make it independent)

Captain John Montgomery Edmiston (Edmondson, Edmonson) was born in Virginia in 1764. He fought alongside his father [Col Person:William Edmiston (5) at the Battle of King’s Mountain during the Revolutionary War.[1] After marrying his cousin and serving as a Clerk of the Court at Abingdon, Virginia, he relocated to Fayette County, Kentucky, where he became a prosperous landowner.
In 1812, he organized a company for Allen’s 1st Rifle Regiment and was elected its captain, but resigned in favor of his lieutenant, Richard Bledsoe. Continuing as a private in the company he formerly commanded, he was killed at the Battle of the River Raisin on January 22, 1813. A county in Kentucky was named after him in 1825.

From Howard V. Jones fide Dogwoods to Bluebonnets

As for John who m. Mary Buchanan, as I said earlier, there were two of them. John Edmiston, s/o John II, married one, apparently the daughter of Samuel Buchanan II. John Edmondson, s/o William Edmiston Sr., married Mary Buchanan, d/o Andrew & Joanna Hay. The former went to Davidson Co. TN, the latter stayed in WCV. It took me several years to get that one figured out.

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Footnotes

Battle of River Raisin, from Kentucky Genealogy Trails

  1. This may not be true. Moss 1990 does not list a John Edmiston as confirmed at King's Mountain, though he includes him in his list of "maybe's".