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From: "Howard V. Jones" <>
Subject: Re: [EDM] Matthew Edmiston
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 11:44:12 -0500
For Joan Wheeler La Grone:
Glad to see you back in touch!
I was told you were looking for Matthew's son William. He apparently left
Augusta Co. early, turning up in Bourbon Co. KY. Later, he went to IN, where
he d. 1828. Some of his children came on to IA (where I happen to live), and
one descendant made enough money to leave a sizeable foundation which gave Des
Moines its art museum.
I still wish you would share with us the evidence for Matthew's father's name,
mother's name, wife's name, birth date &c. Over the years, I have known quite
a few people who would have given their right arm to know that info.
If I can help in other ways, I'm here.
Howard V. Jones
Joan Wheeler La Grone wrote:
> I'm delighted to be a scbscriber to the Edmondson group. I am a
> descendant of Matthew Edmiston of Augusta Co., VA and interested in find
> more infromation on his descendants and his father James
> Edmiston/Edmonstone and wife Jane Thompson from Ireland. My grandmother
> was Lydia Jordon Edmiston who married Roy Minter. Her father was Abraham
> (Abram) Edmiston from Pocahantus, Co. WV. He was the son of George who
> was the son of Andrew, the son of James, the son of Matthew. I would
> appreciate hearing from anyone with information. I will be very happy to
> share information.
> Matthew was born 1715 in Ireland, his father was James and
> mother was Jane Thompson from Ireland (came over in 1720)his
> wife was Margaret Patterson, married in 1745
> his son - James, wife Jane Smith from Ireland (in Revolution)
> his son - Andrew, wife Mary (Polly) Gilliland
> His son - George, wife Nancy Jordon Collison (father John
> his sons- Abraham married Jennie Teaford. (Also brother
> Andrew married Julia Teaford, both from Lexinton VA.) Both in
> Civil War.
> Abraham's daughter and youngest child was Lydia Jordon
> Edmiston (middle name after John Jordon, her grandfather)
> married Roy Minter
> Her daughter, Ruth Minter, my mother (married Harry Wheeler)
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Joan Wheeler La Grone
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