James Cam EDMONDS Edith Jane EDMONDS Frances E EDMONDS Mary Ann RENEAU Delila HALL Mini tree diagram

John P EDMONDS3,5,4,1,6,2

28th Aug 18493,4,2 - 15th Feb 19191,2

Life History

28th Aug 1849

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3,4,2

29th Jan 1868

Married Mary Ann RENEAU in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6

15th Feb 1919

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2

Hemorrhage of liver

28th Feb 1919

Buried in Hills Union Cemetery, Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.1,2

Notes

  • In 1860, John is living with his mother's sister and her family.  Theformer Annie Hall is 48, married to William Chambers age 65.  In theirhousehold is Annie and Delilah's mother E Hall, also age 65.

    1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 5 Sept, page 321,Hse #2281, Fam #2321
    Wm Chambers 65 M Farmer $800 Real Estate $300 Personal Estate  bornSouth Carolina [born abt 1795]
    A Chambers 48 F North Carolina [born abt 1812]
    Tho Chambers 21 M born Tennessee [born abt 1839]
    M Chambers 19 M born Tennessee [born abt 1841]
    S McGaughey 7 F born Tennessee [born abt 1853]
    John Edmonds 9 M born Tennessee [born abt 1851]
    E Hall 65 F born North Carolina [born abt 1795]

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    John Edmonds [John P. Edmonds]
    Spouse: Mary Ann Reneau
    Marriage 29 Jan 1868 Jefferson County

    1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 27 July, CivilDistrict 3, PO Dandridge, p 15 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #94
    Edmonds, John 19 M W Farmer $0 Real Estate Value $0 Personal Estate bTennessee Cannot read or write [b abt 1851]
    Edmonds, Mary A 23 F W  Keeps House b Alabama Cannot read or write[born abt 1847]

    1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 7 June, CivilDistrict 3, Enumeration District 177, page 13 (scan 505), Hse #105,Fam #119
    Edmons, John  W M 29  Laborer Cannot read or write TN TN TN [born abt1851]
    Edmons, Mary A  W F 35 Wife Keeping House Cannot write TN TN TN [bornabt 1845]
    Edmons, James W M 8 Son TN TN TN [born abt 1872]
    Edmons, Porter C  W M 5 Son TN TN TN [born abt 1875]
    Edmons, Margaret J  W F 3 Son TN TN TN [born abt 1877]

    1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 9 June, CivilDistrict 3, Enumeration District 43, page 6B, Hse/Fam #111
    Edmonds, John Head W F Aug 1950 50 No length of Marriage reptd TN TNTN Farmer Laborer Rents
    Edmonds, Mary A  Wife W F July 1843  57 No length of Marriage reptd 7children/4 children TN TN TN
    Edmonds, Martha M  Dau W F July 1880 20 TN TN TN
    -- page 7A --
    Edmonds, Sarah E Dau W F Sept 1887 12 TN TN TN

    Notice that in each census, Mary Ann gains 12 years in age.  In 1900she is 7 years older than John, while in 1870, she was only 4 yearsolder.

    Note also that Martha is reported as born in July 1880, yet age isreported as 20 years old in the June 1900 census.

    Death Certificate of John P Edmonds
    Jefferson County, Tennessee Certificate File #337
    John P Edmonds
    Birth Date: "Don't Know," Age 70; Place: Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Death 15 Feb 1919 Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Occupation Farmer
    Father Cam Edmonds, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Maiden name and birthplace of mother: "not known"
    Informant A L Proffit, Dandridge, Tennessee
    Cause of death Hemorrhage of liver (?)
    Burial Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dandridge [Jefferson County], 28 Feb1919

    John P. Edmonds
    Birth Aug. 28, 1849
    Death Mar. 15, 1919
    Burial Hills Union Cemetery, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Created by Virgil & DeAnna C. Cooley Mar 31, 2003
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #7313223,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Edmonds&GSiman=1&GScid=13407&GRid=7313223&

    Note that his death certificate had no birth address.  There aredifferent dates reported on different sources.  Much information ongenealogies is wrong, and much undocumented.  Edmonds researcherShirley suggests the actual birth date in August 1850, interpolatedfrom various sources.  (See note below.)

    John's wife Mary Reneau is reported by some genealogies to also beburied in Hills Union Cemetry, but I cannot find a listing for her.There is one Mary Edmonds, with no maiden name identified, but thereare not dates on the stone, and this does not seem likely to be theright one.  Her date of death in the undocumented genealogies in 1908,9 years before John.

    There is a discrepancy in the reported date of death on John's deathcertificate and the gravestone.  As noted in the transcriptions above,the Death Certificate reports death on 15 February 1919, while thegravestone says 15 March 1919.  Family researcher Shirley, who hascollaborated with me on research on the Edmonds lineage, has madethese comments about John's details.  As she notes, I have foundconfusion in genealogies of Mary Reneau Edmonds with Mary AnnPatterson Reneau

    "His death certificate shows February 15, 1919, not March. His fatheris James Campbell (NOT Cameron) Edmonds and mother appears to beDelila Hall. Father is also seen as Camel in Jefferson courtdocuments. 'Cam' is the father's name shown on DC as it is with his 2sisters, Edith (m: Wm Henry Strange) and Fanny (not Falby--m: HenryChambers). John's wife is Mary Ann Reneau (not Mary E.). She is dau ofIsaac Reneau and Melissa Newman. The children listed for John and MaryAnn on old LDS IGI files and many trees actually belong to AaronLeander Reneau and Mary Ann Patterson. Few trees have them correct.His birth is probably Aug 1850 based on all his censuses and aSouthern Claims Commission affidavit on behalf of hisuncle-by-marriage, Christopher Miller."
    --  Shirley, Comment on Find a Grave, 25 May 2012,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=fls&FLid=52325778&FLgrid=7313223

Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #7313223
  • 2. Death Certificate of John P Edmonds
    • Certificate File #337
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 7 June, Civil District 3, Enumeration District 177, page 13 (scan
  • 4. 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 27 July, Civil District 3, PO Dandridge, p 15 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #94
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 9 June, Civil District 3, Enumeration District 43, page 6B, Hse/Fam
  • 6. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

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