Descendants of David Edelmann
These pages originally had several
suppositions to the origin of David Edelmann born (1768/69.) Recently, (November 1999) information was
published in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County that cleared up the mystery
of David Edelmann’s origin.
The eventual purpose of these pages is to
follow the descendants of David Edelmann (1768/69) through their migrations
across the United States particularly Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and points
We know the least about this lineage, but
it is the proven source of my line.
Very recently in a publication of the Bulletin
of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County in an article provided by the research of Philip Leonard and Miles
Philbeck has proven the line of David Edelmann back to Germany. Dr. Bill Eddleman provided the new
information in an Email sent December 20, 1999. I have sent for a copy of the publication that lists the research
that Mr. Philbeck and Mr. Leonard.
This is the first concrete information that
we have found on this line in quite some time.
The marriage of Maria Catharina Edelmann to Leonard Seiffert suggests a
connection to Peter Eddleman of Rowan County North Carolina. More Information.
There was at one time supposition that David
Eddleman (1768/69) was related to the family known as Peter of Airlenbach.
Johann Peter and Anna Margaretha Schäfer immigrated to America on 26 Oct. 1754
aboard the Brigantine Mary and Sarah, Thomas Aldrich, Captain,
from Amsterdam, last from Portsmouth--inhabitants from Franconia, Wirtemberg,
and the Palatinate. Passenger list includes Adam Schaffer, Peter Edelman,
Johannes Edelmann; Joh. Georg Edelman and Hans Edelman (sick). The similarity of names between these two
families probably caused a great deal of the confusion.
Because of the confusion my family had
believed that they were descended from one Rueben Eddleman supposed brother of
Peter Eddleman born (August 15, 1762.) We know now that Rueben Eddleman was a
descendant of David (born 1768-69) and apparently was not related to the
Eddleman’s from Airlenbach. More
information on the Airlenbach family is found at the following link. Peter of Airlenbach. Another
document that vaguely supports the Rueben theory was provided by Pearl Eddleman
of Muskogee Oklahoma, this document was written in 1939 from information
provided by her mother and father Mary Daugherty Eddleman and David Jones Eddleman. The likelihood that David (1768-69) was
descended directly from this family is very slight, there might be some
collateral relationship (Were they brothers?) between the family of Peter of
Airlenbach and my ancestor Johann Peter
Comments about or corrections to this page can be sent to Stephen G. Eddleman
My Direct Line In Green
(I)Johann Peter Edelmann born 19 March 1715 in one of 3 villages in
the Odenwald, Rothenberg, Hortelschutt or Hainbrunn.
+ (Is) Married 14 January 1749 to Maria Elisabetha Heckmann born
30 September 1725, daughter of Sebastian Heckmann
(II1) Johann Sebastian/Boston
Edelmann born 1749 Died 18??
+ (II1s) Married 29 September 1797 to Susannah
Gwaltney (Second Marriage?)
(II2)Johannes Edelmann born 23 October 1751
+Married Elizabeth __________
(II3) Maria Catharina Edelmann born 18 September
Probably Married Leonard Seiffert/Sifford
(II4) Johann Georg Edelmann born 26 March 1756,
Baptized St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Red Hill, Montgomery Co. Pa.
Maria Elisabetha Edelmann born 11 March 1758, Baptized New Goshenhoppen,
Montgomery Co. Pa.
Married George Stroup
(II6) Eva M. Edelmann born 8 August 1760,
Baptized at Saint Paul’s Lutheran, Red Hill, Montgomery Co. Pa.
Married John Edwards
(II7) Peter Edelmann born 15 September
1762, Baptized at Saint Paul’s Lutheran, Red Hill, Montgomery Co. Pa.
(II8) Maria Magdalena “Molly” Edelmann born 24
February 1766, Baptized Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Bucks Co. Pa.
(II9) David Edelmann
(born 1768-1769 died after 1829 in Ga.)
Elisabeth Adams 24 Nov 1795
I also assume that this branch of the Edelman clan was related to the other
Edelmann found in Bucks County. Vollentine or Valentine, and Justinian (Jost), Trudi Edelman's
Pennsylvania Time Line provides a great list of available Edelmann
records in Pennsylvania with the sources documented in the list.
"Boston" Edelmann Sr. served guard duty at the Salisbury county
jail during the Revolutionary War. S. Eddleman and P. Eddleman are listed
together in early Rowan County tax roles as poles. Special
Edelman was born about 1768-1769 in Pennsylvania or N.C. died after 1829 in Ga.
+ Married Nov 24, 1795 in
Lincoln Co. N.C.
(II9s)Elizabeth Adams was born about 1775 in N.C.
Eddleman born 1796 in Lincoln Co. N.C. Died after 1861 in Georgia
(III1s) + Married Catherine Mooney 1818 Morgan
Sara Eddleman, Birth: ? Death ?
+ Marriage: Jan 1, 1854 in Henry Co. GA
Eli G. Eddleman, Birth : About 1821/1822 GA
+ Marriage: Apr. 4,1847 in Newton Co., GA
Elizabeth Delaney Mabrey
Hamilton Eddleman, Birth: About 1849/1850 Ga.
William Reeves Eddleman Birth: 1853 Ga. Death:
Mary J. Eddleman Birth: 1859 Ga. Death: ?
George W. Eddleman Birth: 1864/1865 Ga. Death:
Henry C. Eddleman Birth: 1864/1865 Ga. Death:?
Mary Ann Eddleman, Birth About 1822 Ga. Death:?
+ Marriage: Nov. 5, 1842 in GA, Newton Co.
Benjamin E. Kitchens
Amanda Kitchens, Birth: About 1848 Ga.
Tabitha S. Eddleman, Birth: About 1821 Ga,
maybe Newton Co.
Death: Ga., maybe after 1870 in Butts Co.
+ Marriage: Jan 30, 1845 in GA, Newton Co.
Robert G. Dick
James Moses Dick
William Moses Dick
John Francis Dick
Amanda Eddleman, Birth: 1825 Ga. Death ?
+ Marriage: Aug. 16, 1846 in GA, Newton Co.
David J. Eddleman, Birth: About 1831 Ga. Death:
Sep. 17, 1862 Sharpsburg, Va.
+ Marriage: Aug. 7, 1851 in Newton Co., Ga.
Martha Elizabeth Carroll
Benjamin F. Eddleman Birth: 1854 Ga.
Williamson B. Eddleman, Birth: About 1832/1833
Newton Co., Ga. Death:?
+ Marriage: Jul. 7, 1853 in Newton Co., Ga.
Martha A. Denham
Martha E. Eddleman Birth: About 1857 Ga.
Frances Eddleman, Birth: About 1858 Ga.
John Calhoun Eddleman, Birth: Sep. 18, 1835
Newton Co., Ga.
Death: Sep. 17, 1911 Cullman, Cullman Co., AL
+ Marriage: Jul. 8, 1855 in Henry Co., Ga.
Sarah Henrietta Peak
Marie F. Eddleman Birth: About 1858 Ga.
Virginia B. Eddleman
Georgia Ann Eddleman
John Henry Eddleman
Laura Lee Eddleman Birth: 1868 Ga.
Rebecca Eddleman Birth: 1870 Ga.
David R. Eddleman
Susan E. Eddleman, Birth: About 1841/1842 Ga.
+ Marriage: Apr. 21, 1861 in Butts Co., Ga.
John W. McBride
M. Eddleman born 1799 in N.C. Died Dec. 30, 1863 Newton Ga.
(III2s) + Married Archibald E. Laird
Appling M. Laird, Birth 18?? Death Dec. 1860
Newton Co. Ga.
Nancy W. Laird, Birth: About 1824 Ga. Death ?
James M. Laird, Birth Feb. 4, 1824 Newton Co.
Ga. Death Feb. 11, 1905
William Parks Laird, Birth: ? Ga. Death ?
Richard M. Laird, Birth: 1829 Ga. Death ?
Franklin M. Laird, Birth: June 7, 1832 Ga.
Death Feb. 27, 1864 Ga.
George M. Laird, Birth: 1833 Ga. Death Dec. 29,
1861 Richmond Va.
Thomas C. Laird, Birth: 1835 Ga. Death Apr. 23,
John E. Laird, Birth: 1837 Ga. Death : Jun 2,
1862 Richmond Va.
Cosby Winfield Dawson Laird Birth : May 31,
1839 Newton Co. Ga.
Joseph Laird, Birth: 1848 Ga.
E. Eddleman Born 1801/1804 Lincoln Co. N.C.
Died AFT 1860 GA, Newton Co.
(III3s) + Married Elizabeth C. Cruse Dec 16,
1824 in Newton Ga. Died
N. Eddleman, Birth: About 1834 Ga.
S.A. Eddleman, Birth: About 1836 Ga.
L.A. Eddleman, Birth: About 1838 Ga.
John H. Eddleman, Birth: About 1841 Ga.
George H. Eddleman, Birth: About 1845 Ga.
Eddleman, Birth: 1806/1808 Walton Co. Ga.
Death: Oct. 10,1863 Al., near Notasulga
(III4s) + Married James M. Stanfield Mar. 3,
1825 in Newton Co. Ga.
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stanfield
William Monroe Stanfield
James Madison Stanfield
Irene Emiline Stanfield
Permelia Caroline Stanfield
Nancy Jane Stanfield
John Stanfield Birth: 1840 AL, Dadeville
Death: 1840 AL, Dadeville
Mary Adeline Stanfield
George D. Stanfield Birth: 1847 Al., Dadeville
Death: Sep. 10, 1865 TN, Nashville CSA
(III5) David Eddleman Jr. Birth: 1810 Licolnton,
Lincoln Co, NC.
Death: 1883 Hood
(III5s) + Married Elizabeth B. Thompson April
Died December 18, 1852 near Little Rock
Married: Nancy P. Earnest, Aug. 18, 1853 Died
Sept. 3, 1861
Married: C.R. Joiner, July 14, 1867 Died May 5,
Married: T.M.S. Moore Dec. 2, 1872
(III5-1) Alexander Eddleman Birth April 10,
Death: 1862/65 Died in Civil War
Married Jane Richardson in 1852 in Little Rock
(III5-2) Columbus Eddleman Birth Feb. 4,1834
Death: Jan. 9 1863 during Civil War
Married: Mary Earnest Aug. 31, 1854
Nancy E. Eddleman July 1855
James W. Eddleman Apr. 1857
George W. Eddleman Jan. 1859
Asberry W. Eddleman Feb. 1862-1935
Married: 1884, Didama Cox 1866-1932
John Newton Eddleman (? - 1960)
+ Married: Aileen Straub Taylor
Lillian Inez Eddleman (Living)
Charles Allan Eddleman (Living)
Betty Jane Eddleman (Died at 6 months old)
Shirley Mae Eddleman (Living)
James Richard Eddleman (Living)
Earl (Ernest ?) Eddleman
(III5-3) Mary Eddleman Birth March 28, 1836 Ga.
Death: Jan. 5, 1869 Bosque County Texas
Married: Frank Earnest Aug. 31, 1854
Martha M. Ann Earnest
John D. Earnest
(III5-4) Sarah A. Eddleman, Birth: Feb. 5, 1838
Death: Sept. 1923
Married John Mann
C. Eddleman (Special Note #1
(Who is Tink Eddleman?)
Born in Georgia July 27, 1840
Died Jan. 1, 1917
+ Married Elizabeth LaForce 1-24-1864
+ Married Josie Claybaugh
+ Married Emma McGuire 4-18-1875 in McLennon
Maudana Eddleman Born about 1876
David Henry Eddleman Born: 9-22-1878 Died
4-24-1943 in Ft. Worth Tx
Wesley Lowery (Larry) Eddleman Born: 10-19-1883
Died: 4-6-1967 Whitney, Hill County Tx
Asbury Frank Eddleman Born 1887
(III5-6) Asberry Franklin Eddleman (Uncle Doc)
Born 1-17-1843 in Ga.
Died 3-28-1932 in Joshua Tx.
+ Married 9-10-1868 Millie Ann Warren
Died 2-14-1938 in Joshua Tx.
William D. Eddleman Born: June 15, 1869 Died:
July 13, 1869
James Franklin Eddleman Born: Feb. 2, 1871
Thomas W. Eddleman Born: Jan. 2, 1873 Died: ??
Columbus E. Eddleman Born: Apr. 5, 1875 Died:
Grace E. Eddleman Born: July 27, 1878
Ettie Z. Eddleman Born: May 24, 1883 Died: ??
Reginald N. Eddleman Born July 10, 1885 Died:
Earl H. Eddleman Born: Feb. 24, 1897 Died: ??
(III5-7) David Henry Eddleman Born: March 10, 1845 in Ga.
Died August 22, 1918
in Tolar, Hood County Tx.
+ Married Sara V. Saunders
(widow) About 1867 Born About 1842 in Arkansas.
Died 1911 in Hood
John Saunders Born: 1862 Died ? (Special Note.)
William Saunders Born: 1864 Died ? (Special Note.)
Sarah Emma Eddleman Born: June 24, 1867 - Died
1948 Possible twin of James W. Eddleman
+ Married Feb. 22, 1885 to David Kelly
+ Married Lela LNU
Virgil D. Kelly
+ Married Thelma LNU
Virgil D. Kelly Jr.
+ Married: Chester Graham
+ Married: FNU Cheek
+ Married: FNU Gillespie
+ Married: FNU Timmons
+ Married: FNU Thorton
+ Married Marcus Carter
Merle Carter (Twin)
Earl Carter (Twin)
James W. Eddleman Born 1867 - Died sometime
after 1870 possible twin of Sarah Emma Eddleman
Laura J. Eddleman Born: Nov. 7, 1871
+ Married Nov. 9, 1890 to D.D. Gartrell
Alfred (Alfie) Gartrell
Raymond (Ray) Gartrell
James Asbury Eddleman Born Apr. 22, 1874
Died May 12, 1956
+ Married about 1894 Angelina Madura Mizel
Born: (12-15-1877) Died: (10-8-1918)
Thomas Lee (Dick) Eddleman Born 12-15-1894 Died
+ Married Loretta Hillyard
Thomas Hillyard Eddleman (1925-1992)
Loretta Eddleman Willingham (Living)
Dana Eddleman (Living)
Michael Eddleman (1957-1988)
+ Married Bunn Covey Turner
Lura Eddleman Born 1897 Died 1983
+ Married Edgar Rice Jones about 1917
Virginia Lee Jones (1919-1990)
+ Married Joseph Krosier
William Krosier (Living)
Donald Krosier (Living)
Mary Jo Krosier (Died 1990)
+ Married Gordon Smith
Edgar Rice Jones Jr. (1927-Living)
Ida Eddleman Born ? Died ? (died in her teens)
Lucy Eddleman Born ? Died ? (died in her teens)
Morene (Rena) Eddleman Born 1906 died 1936
Henry Morgan Eddleman Born 1909 died 1985
+ Married Florence Laverne (Pat) Cline about
Veda Darlene Eddleman (10-31- 1939 - living)
+ Married Darrell Burnett (1937-1991)
Morgan Dale Burnett (Living)
Brady Burnett (Living)
Jason Burnett (Living)
Jonathan Burnett (Living)
Patrick Henry Eddleman (1943-1987)
+ Married Jeannie H?
David Eddleman (Living)
Mark Eddleman (Living)
Aurie Eddleman, Born: (4-6-1913 Living)
+ Married Leo V. Laws (1911-1984)
James Gentry Laws (Apr. 1938-living)
+ Married Patsy
Jason Laws (Living)
Marcus Laws (Living)
Ameila Laws (Davis) (Oct. 4, 1941-Living)
+ Married Curtis Davis
Curtis Davis (Living)
+ Married 9-27-1920 Alta Woolard Hufstedler (Widow)
(Born 1-15-1881 Died
Asbury Eddleman Jr. (Dec. 9, 1921-Living)
Photo about 1946
+ Married Dec. 1, 1947 Ft. Worth Tx. Margery
Photo James and Margery's 50th Anniversary
James and Margery in the center of photo
Robert Bruce Eddleman (12-23-48 / 01-18-1972)
Sue Eddleman (Living)
2nd from left in photo
+ Married David Massey 1980
1st from left in photo
On right in photo
2nd from right in photo
Harvey Eddleman Born Jan. 31, 1924 Died
June 13, 1971
+ Married 1943 San
Antonio TX. Gladys Pearl Meyer
Carol Ann Eddleman (Oct. 26, 1947 / Oct. 26,
+ Married Artis J. Densman 1966
Laurie Ann Densman (Living)
+ Married David R. Rueben (1972)
Kristi Rueben (Living)
Brian Rueben (Living)
+ Married Jerald Marburger (1978)
Jason Marburger (Living)
Alan Marburger (Living)
Eddleman (Jul. 14, 1951 / Living)
+ Married Dec. 4, 1971 Donna
Eddleman (Living )
Eric Ryan Eddleman
Mary Henrietta (Nettie) Eddleman Born: May 30,
1877 Died: 1960
+ Married: Tillman Young. Hobson Nov. 1, 1892
Born: June 28, 1868 Died:
Jun 1, 1925
Rueben (Rube) Hobson
Augustus (Gus) Hobson
Naomi (Omey) Hobson Born: Jan 26, 1894
+ Married: FNU Kelly
Sidney (Sid) Hobson
(III5-8) Rueben Wesley Eddleman (Uncle Rube)
Born March 22, 1847 in Arkansas
Died June 26, 1925 in Cisco Texas.
+ Married Eliza Jane Lovell July 4, 1869
Georgia Elizabeth Eddleman Born: June 17, 1870
Brown County Died: Cisco Tx 1953
+ Married ??? Wilson
Laura Faye Wilson Born: 1905 - Living
+ Married ??? Duncan
William W. Eddleman Feb. 19, 1872 Died: ??
Alice Eddleman Born: Nov. 19, 1873 Died: ??
James David Eddleman Born: Oct. 18, 1875 Died:
Martha Ellen Eddleman Born: Nov. 17, 1878 Died:
Thomas F. Eddleman Born: Oct 2, 1880 Died: May
Baby Eddleman Born:1883 Died 1883
(III5-9) James M. Eddleman
Born August 17, 1849 in Arkansas Died: Sept.
+Married Lucretia Nichols June 20, 1869 Died:
April 18, 1925
John L. Eddleman Born: Dec. 24, 1872 Died: Jan.
Sarah Elizabeth Eddleman Born: Nov. 5, 1874
Millie Ophelia Eddleman Born: Nov. 5, 1876
Died: Jan. 4, 1877
Annie Viola Eddleman Born: Feb. 24, 1880 Died:
July 29, 18??
Mary Lucretia Eddleman Born Sept. 3, 1886 Died:
Myrtle Eddleman Born: Nov. 29, 1888 Died: ??
(III6) Rueben Augustus Eddleman was born in
Walton Co., Ga. 1812. Died 1891 in TX
(III6s) +Married Mary Ann F. (Cruce or Cruse)
in Newton Co., Ga., Mar. 18, 1830. Special Note #2
Children: Special Note #3
Columbus A. Eddleman
Born about 1831 in Ga.
Born About 1835 in Ga.
Alfred G. Eddleman
Born About 1840 in Ga.
Born about 1842 in AL.
Born about 1844 in AR.
Born about 1846 in AR.
Born about 1848 in AR.
(III6s2)+Married Francis Stroud (1827-1863)
Children: Special Note
Harrison Eddleman (Born Ark. 1851-1932)
Dudley Eddleman (185? - Abt. 1932 Longview
(III7) William Eddleman was born in Walton Co.,
Ga. 1815. William died after 1870 in Bartow Co., Ga.
(III7s) Married Permelia S. Bailey July 15,
Born about 1839 in Ga.
Born about 1841 in Ga.
William H. Eddleman
Born about 1843 in Ga.
(III8) Nancy Ann Eddleman was born in Walton
Co., Ga. about 1817.
(III8s) Married Patrick H. Buchanan Jan. 14,
(III9) Elijah Eddleman was born Walton Co., Ga.
about 1819. Died after 1880.
(III9s) Married Malissa ??? in Bartow Co., Ga.,
Nancy Elizabeth Eddleman
Born about 1841 in AL.
Born about 1843 in AL.
Ophelia H. Eddleman
Born about 1846 in Ga.
William Taylor Eddleman
Born about 1848 in Ga.
Thomas Jefferson Eddleman
Born Feb. 15, 1851 Newton Co. Ga.
Died June 1, 1936 Ft. Worth Tx.
Born about 1857 in Ga.
Daniel W. Eddleman
Born about 1859 in Ga.
Elijah Oscar Eddleman
Born about 1864 in Ga.
Bastian/Boston Notes: Bastian EDDLEMAN and Peter EDLEMAN
also listed as poles. [Linn, Jo White. 1980. Abstracts of wills and estates
records of Rowan Co., N.C. 1753-1805, and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778.
Salisbury, N. C.]
There has been a great deal of speculation
as when David Edelman was born, speculation runs from 1765 through 1775. I
believe that his birth took place in 1774. I think this because of the
following documentation from the 1800 Federal Census. Census records show the
David Eddleman is listed in the 1800
Federal census for Lincoln County, NC "two males under 10, 1 male 26 and
Census records usually included the age of
the head of household along with the other members of that gender. If the head
of household were male he would be listed with the other males. The records
show "1 male 26", if he was that male then he would have been born in
Bible records show that her name was Mary
Ann F. Cruce, other written records show that the Cruse family was well known
and documented in Newton County Georgia at this time. The brother of Rueben
Augustus, John E. Eddleman married another Cruse in 1824, it seems likely that
the women were sisters and that the name was misspelled "Cruce" in
There is also another earlier connection
to the Cruce/Cruse family, in the late 18th century other Eddleman in North
Carolina and later in Georgia, married into the Cruse/Cruce family.
Rueben Augustus (V6) has been reported to
be Methodist Minister that married at least three times and had at least 16
known children. His descendants populated much of Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
His son William Harrison Eddleman was one of eight children from his second
marriage. He became a highly successful banker, rancher and businessman in the
Ft. Worth Texas area. He purchased the Ball mansion in Fort Worth, which became
known as the Eddleman-McFarland house. His only child was Caroline Aurelia
Eddleman McFarland, wife of well-known rancher and banker F. Hays McFarland.
On August 28, 1998 I received a copy of
the family record of David Eddleman (1810-1883) written by his son Asberry F.
Eddleman. In this document he lists William C. Eddleman born in 1840 in Georgia
and Died in 1917 as his brother. I believe that this is truthful but disagrees
with the memories of my Uncle James A. Eddleman who was born in 1921. He
remembers visting his Uncle Tink in the early 1930's and provided a picture of
him and his wife for this web site. Who was Uncle Tink. We have assumed that he
was William who lived in Lingleville Texas until his death in the early 1930's.
More investigation is needed to sort this out, so for the time being the
information on William O'Butler Eddleman while factual doesn't mean that he is
a known descendant of David born in 1810. I have recently received an article
naming A.W. Eddleman of Bosque County as "Uncle Tink." A.W. Eddleman
was the son of Columbus Eddleman who died in 1863 during the Civil War.
John and Will Saunders appear living in
the household of David and Sara V. (Eliza?) Eddleman, as documented by Hood County
school records in the 1870's. These children are remembered by my Uncle James
Eddleman as "Uncle John and Uncle Will." I have recently received a
copy of David and Eliza Eddleman's wedding license. On this license Eliza is
listed as Mrs. S.V. Saunders, I am at this time unsure if my
great-grandmother's name was Eliza or Sara. The license was issued in Bosque
County Texas, in the same packet of information I was given a copy of the
marriage license of Rueben W. Eddleman (Uncle Rube) who was married to an Eliza
Thanks to all my Eddleman cousins for the
help putting this information together, Spencer Laird, Dr. William Eddleman,
James A. Eddleman, Tex Dick, Vernon Drewa, Marshall Wicker, Dr. Harold Eddleman
and everyone else on rootsweb EDDLEMAN-L@rootsweb.com . Please join rootsweb
and help us with the Eddleman family tree.
Comments about or corrections to this page can be sent to S. G. Eddleman