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Subject: [EDM] John Coleman and Robert spilsby Edmondson
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:52:01 -0000
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I have a NSSAR application pending for proof John Coleman Edmondson is in fact a son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson.
John Coleman Edmondson was born 26 Dec 1806 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, died 16 October 1855 in Tishomingo, Tishomingo County, Mississippi. First know residence in Tishomingo is 1845, but could have been a few years sooner. On 3 March 1835, he married Mary "Polly' Smith Coleman in Williamson, Tennessee. I have an 1850 census of John and his family.
Robert Spilsby Edmondson was born 1 May 1780 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, died 2 Jun 1864 in Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi. First known residence in Tishomingo County was after 1845. On 29 January 1803 he married Nancy Singleton in Mecklenburg, Virginia. He also served in the War of 1812 as a Captain. He is buried in the Rutledge Salem Cemetery. I can't find Robert in 1850 or 1860 census anywhere. Probably no will with John's name since John died in 1855 and Robert in 1864.
Searching for a "document" to prove John Coleman Edmondson is indeed a son of Robert Spilsby Edmondson. I have the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Ancestor Index, Page 165 that states this is a fact. Dr Stephen W. Edmondson has a ton of proof in Edmondson's in MS and VA, unfortunately NSSAR does not accept the 1812 organization or Dr Edmondson's notes as proof of the Son to Father relationship.
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