Person:Robert Edmiston (4)

Robert Edmiston
Facts and Events
Name Robert Edmiston
Alt Name Captain Robert Edmondson or Edmonson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 May 1771 Washington County, Va.
Marriage 4 Mar 1793 Washington County, Mary Glenn
Death? 28 Jan 1823 Washington County, Va. Buried Old Moore Cem.
Burial? Old Moore Cemetery, Lodi, Washington, Virginia, United States
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Robert Edmiston


Personal Data
Vita Husband Spouse
Name Robert Edmiston Mary Glenn
DOB 1771
DOD 1823 20 April 1859
POD Washington Co, VA
DOM 1792
POM Washington County VA

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This article concerns the Robert Edmiston who married Mary Glenn in Washington County, Virginia, in 1792. There are several Robert Edmiston's in the area at this time. These Robert's are sometimes confused for one another, but analysis by Howard V. Jones indicates that the Robert who married Mary Glenn is the son of Col William Edmiston. [Need a brief summary of life history, marriage, children, child dispersion, brief role in state legislature, etc.]

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Personal Data

This section is being updated by Dlbradley1

Personal Data
DOB:24 May 1771This is as commonly given. [3] Direct proof for this is needed.
DOD:7 Apr. 1859Obituary
POD:Washington Co VAObituary
Father:Person:William Edmiston (5)
Mother:Margaret Montgomery
Spouse:Mary Glenn
Children Fide:Jones, Howard V. Undated. "ROBERT EDMONDSON SON OF COL. WILLIAM"
Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
James Edmondson 22 Sept. 1794
Margaret (Peggy) Edmondson 21 Jan. 1798
Mary G. (Polly) Edmondson, 8 May 1800 7 Jan. 1868 Clay City, Clay Co. IL David Dryden Duff 1797-1865 6 March 1828 Washington Co. VA bur. Clay City Cem. Clay Co. Il

Washington Co., DB X, 115. 2 Oct. 1829. David D./Polly Duff to Robert Edmondson, $150, 1/7 share of 2 tracts, forks of Middle and South Holston, where Robert Edmondson lived, father of Polly and Robert. Rec. 2 Oct. 1829. Marriage date Cole:29

Elizabeth K. Edmondson 4 June 1804
Dorcas L. Edmondson, b. c. 1803 (or 1809)
Robert Edmondson, b.c. 1805?
Jane Glenn Edmondson, b. c.1810
John Lowry Glenn Edmondson, b. 14 Feb. 1813
Benjamin G. Edmondson, b. 1815-20 (Census 1830), d between l830 and 1844, presumably unm., s.p.

Data Set


  1. Donald Lloyd Bradley. Donald Lloyd Bradley.

    Date of Import: Aug 21, 1999

  2.   Howard Valance Jones.
  3. The DOB matches what is on Robert's gravestone; the gravestone, however, is a cenotaph, and represents only what modern family members think the DOB was. Note that Howard Jones notes in regard to an early genealogists data for Roberts DOB that "one version says 28 Aug. 1761, which contradicts Col. William's Bible". That implies that there is a family bible giving the childrens DOB's. It would be very good to have a transcription of this in the Digital Library.
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