An American Family History


Solomon Edmondson

  also spelled Edminston, Edmondson, Edmundson  

The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

Solomon Edmondson was born on September 26, 1744 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He was the son of John Edmondson and Mary Neale.

On November 14, 1764 at Wilmington Monthly Meeting in New Castle County, Delaware. Solomon, an apprentice, was granted a certificate to Third Haven (Tred Avon) Monthly Meeting in Maryland.

He married Susannah Wilkinson on December 16, 1765.

Mary Edmondson (1761, married John Brohawn),
Peter Edmondson (1766)
Samuel Edmondson (1767, married Elizabeth Johnson)
Solomon Edmondson (1772)
Margaret Edmondson (1777, married Garrett Dillon),
Sarah (maybe Susannah )Edmondson (1780, married William Dillon, son of Peter Dillon)
John Edmondson ( married Nancy Grayson)

On November 2, 1772 Solomon was received in membership at Third Haven

Third Haven Monthly Meeting on February 25, 1773 reported that Solomon had removed and settled near Duck Creek Monthly Meeting in Delaware.

On April 27, 1773 an obstruction reported.

On 31 Mar 1774 Solomon disowned for removing without settling his affairs.

On February 7, 1785 at Deep River Monthly Meeting in Guilford County, North Carolina, Samuel and Solomon, sons of Solomon, were received on certificate from Duck Creek Monthly Meeting in Delaware dated September 27, 1784.

On September 17, 1791 a certificate was handed to the Westfield Monthly Meeting from the Deep River Monthly Meeting for Susannah Edmundson and her children: Mary, Margaret, Susannah and John.

On May 13, 1792 Solomon Edmondson bought 200 acres at the head of Sinking Creek, adjoining his son, Samuel.

On April 5, 1797, Margaret married Garrett Dillon at the New Hope Monthly Meeting.

On September 30, 1807 Solomon Edmondson sold 200 acres on Sinking Creek and on October 10, 1807, he bought 93 acres in Knox County, Tennessee, on the south side of Beaver Creek, witnessed by Samuel Edmondson.

On November 21, 180 Susannah Edmondson was given a certificate from New Hope to Lost Creek Monthly Meeting in Jefferson County.

Solomon died in July, 1818 in Knox County, Tennessee.








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