An American Family History


Edmiston Family

  also spelled Edminston, Edmondson, Edmundson  

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

John Edmiston was born about 1699 in Virginia.

His wife was named Margaret.

John and Margaret's children may have included:

Robert Edmiston,
Andrew Edmiston,
daughter Edmiston (married Samuel Steele,
William Edmiston (1734),
Samuel Edmiston (1738), and
John Edmiston (1745, married Sarah Edmiston and Margaret Donnell).

In 1772, William, Thomas and, Robert Margaret Edmiston were listed with the united Presbyterian congregations of Ebbing and Sinking Springs, on the Holston River in Fincastle County, Virginia when they called the Reverend Charles Cummings to be their pastor.

In 1780, seven Edmiston men were in the Battle of King's Mountain: Andrew, John, Robert, Jr and Sr., Samuel, and three Williams. Andrew, Captain Robert, and Captain William were killed. Robert, Jr. was wounded.

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle of the American Revoluton. It took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson.

William Edmiston was born about 1734.

William married Margaret Montgomery.

Margaret Edmiston (1762)
John Edmiston (1764)
Esther Edmiston (1766)
Samuel Edmiston (1768)
Robert Edmiston (1771, married Margaret Buchanan),
Thomas Edmiston (1773),
Mary Edmiston (1776).

He married Elizabeth Kennedy.

Martha Edmiston (1779),
William Edmiston (1781)
Andrew Edmiston (1783)
William Campbell Edmiston (1785),
Elizabeth Edmiston (1788),
Sarah Edmiston (1790),
Catherine Moffett Edmison (1795),
Anna Kennedy Edmiston (1798).

In 1776, William was in Cherokee Expedition.

He was mentioned in John Sevier's diary in 1799.

April 21. Lodged at Col. Wm. Edmistons in Washington County, Virginia. Called on Saml. Edmiston, Esqr., and dined on our way to the Cols. 28 mls.




Samuel Edmiston was born about 1738

He married Elizabeth Edmiston.

David Edmiston,
Mary Edmiston (married Samuel Robinson),
Samuel Edmiston,
John Edmiston,
Martha Edmiston (married, William Gilmore), and
Margaret Edmiston (married William Watson).







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