James Monroe Edgerton, son of Reuben
and Rebecca (
Harriet Wisley Kenyon, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Hitchcock) Kenyon.
James Monroe Edgerton was born at
James M. Edgerton was married at
James M. Edgerton was mentioned in the records of the
Wisconsin Phalanx/Ceresco Commune in
Book I, Part One, pg. 68 – “At a special meeting of the Council held July 2, 1845… Applications from Russell Smith, Jas. M. Edgerton and Chester Ford for membership in the Wisconsin Phalanx were presented, read and referred to the committee on applications.”
Book I, Part Two, pg 72 – “At a special meeting of the Council held July 23 … The application of Jas. M. Edgerton was then called up and read and ayes and noes were taken on his admission as a member of the Phalanx. Ayes 9, noes none, so the applicant was admitted.”
Book I, Part Two, pg 73 – “In Council August 4, 1845 6 o’clock P.M.… A bill of property was then received of J. M. Edgerton, amounting to 39 dollars and the amount ordered to be entered to his credit upon the stock books, bearing date with his admission as a member.”
Book I, Part Three, pgs. 126-7 – “In Council June 1st, 1846… Resolved that the secretary be requested to purchase for W. E. Holbrook cloth suitable for a pair of pants and also for I. Hebden and J. J. Edgerton such articles as they require on the best terms he can on condition that the amount shall be paid to him when he requires the same.”
Book I, Part Four, pg. 209 – “In Council, Monday evening June 21st… On motion of L. Rounds, resolved that J. M. Edgerton be requested to prepare mortar and plaster the apartments which need it in the Long building.”
Book I, Part Six, pg. 38 – “Met in Council Monday evening
July 17th, 1848… Resolved, That J. M. Edgerton be appointed to sell Lime in
the place of
Book I, Part Seven, pg. 52 – “Met in Council Monday evening Oct. 25th, 1848… An account from James Edgerton against the Wisconsin Phalanx was presented and ordered paid from the Treasury amounting to $7.00.”
Book I, Part Seven, pg. 54 – “Met in Council Monday evening Nov. 6th, 1848… Resolved That a committee of three (B. S. Sanborn, B. Sheldon and J. M. Edgerton) be appointed to appraise agricultural tools and mason tools.”
The household of James M. Edgerton was recorded in the 1860 Federal
Census of Fabius,
At this time, James was residing adjacent to his brother-in-law, Orrin Kenyon.
The household of James Edgerton was recorded in
the 1870 Federal
The following biographical excerpt is taken from History of
“James M. Edgerton, who was born in the state of
James Monroe Edgerton died at Woodbine, Iowa on October 21, 1873. He was buried at the Woodbine Cemetery, where his gravestone bears the following inscription:
J. M. EDGERTON
OCT. 21, 1873
Aged 52 years,
1 mo. & 1 day
The household of Mrs. Harriet (Kenyon) Edgerton
was recorded in the 1880
Federal Census of Woodbine,
The household of Mrs. Harriet Edgerton was recorded in the 1885 Iowa State Census (Woodbine Twp., Harrison County; dwelling #43; family #44), as follows:
Mrs. Harriet (Kenyon) Edgerton died on September 16, 1890, presumably at Woodbine, Iowa. She was buried beside her husband at Woodbine Cemetery; her gravestone bears the following inscription:
Died Sept. 16, 1890
Aged 63 years,
8 mos. & 8 days.
Original Source Documents:
1860 Federal Census – household of James Monroe Edgerton; Fabius, Onondaga Co., NY.
1870 Federal Census – household of James Monroe Edgerton; Manlius, Onondaga Co., NY.
1880 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Harriet Wisley (Kenyon) Edgerton; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.
Gravestone photo – James Monroe Edgerton; Woodbine Cemetery; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.
Gravestone photo – Mrs. Harriet Wisley (Kenyon) Edgerton; Woodbine Cemetery; Woodbine, Harrison Co., IA.