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James T. Edmondson and Rachel B. Widener
James T. Edmondson and Rachel B. Widener

James T. Edmondson, son of Andrew "River Andy" Edmondson and Susan DeBusk, was born 02 Jul 1842 in Washington County, Virginia and died 08 Aug 1903 in Clairborne County, Tennessee. He married Rachael B. Widener, daughter of Joel "Jock" Widener and Catherine Rouse, on 19 Sep 1858 in Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee. She was born 28 Aug 1839 in Washington County, Virginia and died 17 Jun 1903 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. They are both buried at Cox Cemetery Claiborne County, Tennessee.

James Edmondson, C.S.A. Sgt. Co. B., 2th Tn. Cav. He was a prisoner for eighteen months. It is believed that he was incarcerated at Point Lookout, Maryland. When released it took him two months to walk home as per one of his sons. During this time his family did not know if he was dead or alive. Information on Civil War donated by V.R. Roger L. Edmondson

Children

1 -- Andrew Edmondson circa 1859 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died before 1865 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

2 -- Jefferson Davis Edmondson born 17 Jun 1861 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 05 Apr 1917 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Charlotte Jane Charity Goins, daughter of Sybol Sterling Goins and Mary Keck, 11 Dec 1879 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

3 -- William Lane Edmondson born 17 Mar 1866 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 23 Dec 1948 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Catherine G. Goins, daughter of Sybol Sterling Goins and Mary Keck, on 03 Jan 1884 in Clairborne County, Tennessee. Both are buried in Cox's Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee

4 -- Robert Lee Edmondson born 19 Oct 1869 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 31 Jan 1936 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Mary Goins, daughter of Sybol Sterling Goins and Mary Keck, on 14 Nov 1889 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. They are both buried at Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

5 -- David Crockett Edmondson born 30 Mar 1871 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 1842 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Mahala S. Lyons, daughter of Frank Lyons and Susan Howtower, on 24 Jun 1886 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Sarah L. Miracle, daughter of William Miracle and Mary Kizner, in 1916 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Cora Ellen Welch, daughter of Andrew Welch and Martha D. McBee, circa 1930 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. David, Mahala, and Sarah are all buried at Head of Barren, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

The Knoxville Sentinel, Saturday August 5, 1916 New Tazewell-"Flood Dead in Claiborne County is 24, 4 Missing.- - -Crockett (Edmondson) is one of the survivors of the Flood. His wife, Three children, and two grand-children were lost in the waters. He was almost miraculously saved after battling with floating debris for more than a mile. One of his daughters and a son came through alive, But were Lacerated and Mangled."

6 -- John Morgan Edmondson born 11 Apr 1875 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 02 Jul 1940 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Eliza Frances Ann Neely, daughter of John W. Neely and Nancy Ann Killion, on 02 Dec 1909 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. They are both buried at Burch Cemetery, New Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee.

7 -- Susan Catherine Edmondson born 03 Sep 1877. Married Tilmon H. Ford, son of James Wesley Ford and Melvina Holton, on 30 Oct 1890 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

8 -- Minnie Ann Edmondson born 01 Nov 1880 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 09 Jan 1910 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Married Bradford "Brad" M. Davis, MD, son of Jasper N. Davis and Melvina Hodges, on 10 Jan 1895 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. They are both buried at Head of Barren Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee

This picture was given to me by Thomas Alexander Edmondson, son of William Porter Edmondson and Jeanne Marie Abadie. He is a descendant of Andrew "River Andy" Edmondson and Susan DeBusk the parents of Martha Edmondson the wife of Elias DeBusk