Sylvester Edmister1

M, b. May 1857, d. 1925
     Sylvester Edmister was born in May 1857 at Ohio.1 He married Rebecca Jennie Clark circa 1878.1 Sylvester Edmister died in 1925 at Cleveland, Pawnee Co., OK.

Child of Sylvester Edmister and Rebecca Jennie Clark


  1. [S995] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 422; FHL #1240422.

Nadine Mary Edmond

F, b. 10 November 1921, d. 14 September 2012
     Nadine Mary Edmond was born on 10 November 1921 at McAllaster, Logan Co., KS. She married Boyd Oliver Wallace on 1 February 1940 at Boise, Ada Co., ID. Nadine Mary Edmond died on 14 September 2012 at Idaho at age 90. She was buried in September 2012 at Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry, Boundary Co., ID, Findagrave #112533455.

Benjamin Edmonds

     Benjamin Edmonds married Elizabeth M. Windle, daughter of Andrew Moore Windle and Elizabeth McDowell, before 1860.

Child of Benjamin Edmonds and Elizabeth M. Windle

Calvin Ruter Edmonds

M, b. 1 June 1869, d. 3 July 1945
     Calvin Ruter Edmonds was born on 1 June 1869 at Missouri. He was the son of George Kendrick Edmonds. Calvin Ruter Edmonds married Effie A. Condreay. Calvin Ruter Edmonds died on 3 July 1945 at Hughes Co., OK, at age 76. He was buried in July 1945 at Atwood Cemetery, Calvin, Hughes Co., OK, Find A Grave Memorial# 6977392.

Frank William Edmonds

M, b. 2 December 1881, d. 26 October 1975
     Frank William Edmonds was born on 2 December 1881 at Walthomstow, Essex, England. He married Stella Maris Wagner, daughter of Christian Wagner and Catherine Urlage, on 14 October 1939 at Hamilton Co., OH. Frank William Edmonds died on 26 October 1975 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, at age 93. He was buried in October 1975 at Highland Hills Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Findagrave #32960552.

George Kendrick Edmonds

M, b. 6 February 1830, d. 12 January 1917
     George Kendrick Edmonds was born on 6 February 1830 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. He began military service on 22 September 1864 at Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Civil War service, U.S. Army. He married Sarah Alice Snapp, daughter of David John Snapp and Mary Ann (?), on 23 February 1888 at Protem, Taney Co., MO. George Kendrick Edmonds died on 12 January 1917 at Isabella, Ozark Co., MO, at age 86 Biography and Obituary (

GEORGE KENDRICK EDMONDS was born in New Albany, Floyd County, IN, on 6 February 1830. He was the son of John Pratt Edmonds and Jane Reneau (or Reno). John Pratt Edmonds, a minister, was born 2 December 1803 in North Carolina and died 22 December 1885, possibly in Marion County, AR (where by 1880, he was living with his second wife, Elizabeth Rush Atkinson). Jane Reneau (or Reno) was born 12 March 1806 in Tennessee and died 26 May 1869; she last appeared on the 1860 census of Steele Township of Daviess County, IN. John and Jane were married 11 October 1822 in Jefferson County, TN.

George's five siblings were:

MEREDITH R. EDMONDS (1826-1874), married Eliza Ann Weddle
JOHN R. EDMONDS (1833-1903), married 1st; Emily Jane Newberry, married 2nd, Melvina
LEWIS RENEAU EDMONDS (1835-1923), married Harriet Sarelda O'Haver
JOSEPH EDMONDS (1838-1911), married 1st, Mary Van Meter; married 2nd, Kate Greene; married 3rd, Mary E. Watson
NARCISSA R. EDMONDS (1840-1928), married Greenberry Reynolds

All of George's brothers served in the Civil War. Meredith R. served with Co. E, 67th Indiana Infantry; John R. with Co. H, 51st Indiana Infantry; Lewis R. with Co. I, 97th Indiana Infantry; and Joseph with Co. F, 120th Indiana Infantry.

On 7 February 1852, George married Nancy Caroline Rider (who reportedly was of German and Cherokee Indian ancestry). Nancy was born 25 March 1834 in Indiana. George was 22 years of age, and Nancy was 17 at the time of their marriage. George became a physician by 1856. He and Nancy had the following 11 children:

JOHN PRATT EDMONDS (1852-bef. 1860
JACOB LEWIS EDMONDS (1854-aft. 1870)
ELBERT SEVIER EDMONDS (1857-1926), married Roena Leveridge Baugh
MARGARET JANE EDMONDS (1860-1945), married Morris Herd
SAMPSON TINCH EDMONDS (1862-1923), married Georgia Ann
CALVIN RUTER EDMONDS (1869-1945), married Effie Condreay
OLLIE BURKE EDMONDS (1872-1949), married Thomas Riley
THOMAS EDWARD EDMONDS (1875-1948), married Lellie Dee
MARY CAROLINE EDMONDS (1876-1966), married Isaac M. Anderson

On 22 September 1864, George enlisted into the 44th Indiana Infantry, at Evansville, IN. His Civil War compiled service records indicate that he was drafted and note his residence as Steele Township, Daviess County, IN. He was mustered in 17 October 1864 at Washington, Daviess County, IN. His description was given as follows: black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, and 5 feet 10 inches tall. Most of his time in the service was spent in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was mustered out of the service on 29 May 1865.

After the war, George and his family did not remain in Indiana long. By 1866, they had moved to Bowers Mill, Lawrence County, MO, which was located on the Spring River – about 15 miles east of Carthage, Jasper County, MO. It is not known what lured the Edmonds family to that area, but perhaps they were in need of a physician. By 17 October 1869, George and his family relocated to Boone County, AR, where they began homesteading 160 acres of land near Lead Hill. George bought and sold land in Boone County in the 1870s, 1880s, and into the early 1890s, but for a time, the family lived in Isabella, Ozark County, MO, where Nancy died on 22 June 1887. George bought 209 acres just northwest of Lead Hill on February 5, 1881 and another 40 acres a little further northwest on January 6, 1885.

On 23 February 1888, George married Sarah Alice Snapp Burnett at her residence in Protem, Taney County, MO. George was 58 years of age and Sarah was 27 at the time of their marriage. (Sarah was the widow of David Henry Burnett, who had died 11 March 1886 at Protem. David and Sarah were the parents of three young children, Susan, Bert, and Robert.) Sarah was born 23 March 1860 in Fayetteville, Washington County, AR. On 5 June 1889, George and Sarah moved to Boone County, AR, where they had purchased 40 acres just northeast of Harrison.

By 1890, the Edmonds family had again returned to Taney County, MO. On 29 July 1890, George filed a Declaration for Invalid Pension form—for a disability he had incurred during the Civil War. He stated that in December 1864, at Chattanooga, TN, he contracted rheumatism from hardships and exposure. It is obvious from the documents in his pension file, that he suffered greatly from rheumatism and had great difficulty getting on a horse—therefore, making it a challenge to make house calls as a physician. In 1891(according to documents in his Civil War pension file), he used the post office address of Peel, Marion County, AR. By 1892, the Edmonds family had moved to the town of Bellefonte (near Harrison) in Boone County, AR. There is no evidence he ever bought land there. One son was born to George and Sarah Edmonds:

JOSEPH LAFAYETTE EDMONDS (1892-1986), married 1st, Edith Jane Peacock; married 2nd, Effie Condreay Edmonds (widow of his half-brother, Calvin)

By 1900, the family had moved back to Isabella, Ozark County, MO. Dr. George Kendrick Edmonds died of "pneumonia fever" on 12 January 1917 at the age of 86 years, one month, and six days. His death certificate indicated his occupation as physician and retired soldier. He was buried in Isabella Cemetery on 13 January 1917.

Ozark County (Missouri) Times
January 19, 1917, page 3, column 1

Dr. G. K. Edmonds, an old and highly respected pioneer citizen, died at his home at Isabella on last Friday morning. The remains were interred in the Isabella cemetery Saturday evening. He was the father of Mrs. I. M. [Mary Caroline] Anderson, of this city, and of Miss Julia Edmonds, who is making her home with Mrs. J. E. Wood at West Plains. Miss Edmonds passed through this city Saturday morning on her way to Isabella.

Under "Isabella Items" in that same newspaper, page 3, column 6, appeared the following note: "Dr. G. K. Edmonds died Friday after a few days' illness, aged 86 years and 11 months. He leaves a wife, five sons and four daughters to mourn. They have our sympathy. Miss Julia Edmonds came over from West Plains to attend the burial."

He was buried in January 1917 at Isabella Cemetery, Isabella, Ozark Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 96319546.

Child of George Kendrick Edmonds

Child of George Kendrick Edmonds and Sarah Alice Snapp

Joseph Lafayette Edmonds

M, b. 27 June 1892, d. 19 March 1986
     Joseph Lafayette Edmonds was born on 27 June 1892 at Bellefonte, Boone Co., AR. He was the son of George Kendrick Edmonds and Sarah Alice Snapp. Joseph Lafayette Edmonds married Edith Jane Peacock, daughter of Joseph Everett Peacock and Florence Emeline Merritt. Joseph Lafayette Edmonds married Effie A. Condreay circa December 1948. Joseph Lafayette Edmonds died on 19 March 1986 at National City, San Diego Co., CA, at age 93. He was buried in March 1986 at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego Co., CA, Find A Grave Memorial# 96300137.

Children of Joseph Lafayette Edmonds and Edith Jane Peacock

Dr. Kendrick Thaddeus Edmonds

M, b. 3 April 1913, d. 5 November 1989
     Dr. Kendrick Thaddeus Edmonds was born on 3 April 1913 at Isabella, Ozark Co., MO. He was the son of Joseph Lafayette Edmonds and Edith Jane Peacock. Dr. Kendrick Thaddeus Edmonds married Mary F. Knoll on 28 February 1941. Dr. Kendrick Thaddeus Edmonds died on 5 November 1989 at Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN, at age 76 Biography (

Dr. Kendrick T. Edmonds, 76, of Bedford, died Sunday morning, November 5, 1989, at Bartholomew County Hospital in Columbus, Indiana.

Born April 3, 1913, in Isabella, Ozark County, Missouri, he was the son of Joseph Lafayette and Edith (Peacock) Edmonds. He was a retired radiologist at Dunn Memorial Hospital and had been affiliated with the Southern Indiana Radiological Association. He had practiced medicine in Bedford, Indiana, since 1948. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville (KY) School of Medicine, having graduated on June 6, 1939. He was a member of the Bedford Elks Club Club #826 and of Gillen Post #33 of the Ameican Legion. He belonged to the United States Power Squadron. He was one of the primary developers of Kenray Lake in Bedford. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He was survived by his children: Carol Sue (Edmonds) Henderson, James Lawrence Edmonds, Barbara Jean (Edmonds) FlorJancic, and David Alan Edmonds . He was the brother of Merle (Edmonds) Lyons, of Springfield, Missouri. At the time of his death, he had 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances (Knoll) Edmonds, in 1979.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on November 7, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Sacco officiating. Burial was in Cresthaven Cemetery in Bedford.

Military rites were performed by the members of the Gillen American Legion post.

He was buried in November 1989 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 96463059.

Merle Edmonds

F, b. 6 July 1915, d. 17 November 1994
     Merle Edmonds was born on 6 July 1915 at Taney Co., MO. She was the daughter of Joseph Lafayette Edmonds and Edith Jane Peacock. Merle Edmonds married Lawrence Owen Lyons on 22 June 1935. Merle Edmonds died on 17 November 1994 at Springfield, Greene Co., MO, at age 79 Obituary (

Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader
Friday, November 18, 1994

Merle (Edmonds) Lyons, 79, Springfield, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 1994, in the Manor at Elfindale [in Springfield], after a 16-month battle with lung cancer.

Born July 6, 1915, in southeast Taney County, Mo., (near Theodosia), she was the second child of Joseph Lafayette and Edith Jane (Peacock) Edmonds. She attended schools in Oklahoma and graduated from Springfield Senior High School in 1933. She attended Southwest Missouri State University for one year. Merle was united in marriage on June 22, 1935, to Lawrence Owen Lyons. She was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker and was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral.

She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Sally and John McAlear, Springfield; two grandsons, David Owen Lyons and Patrick Allen Lyons, Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Priscilla Lyons, Springfield; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Owen Lyons, in 1990; a son, Patrick Owen Lyons, in 1968; a son, John Paul Lyons, in 1994; a brother, Kendrick Thaddeus Edmonds, in 1989.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 1994, in St. Agnes Chapel with Revs. Thomas Keifer and David Dohogne officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery under direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut. No visitation is planned.

She was buried in November 1994 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co., MO, Find A Grave Memorial# 10812233.

Children of Merle Edmonds and Lawrence Owen Lyons

P. C. Edmonds

F, b. circa 1861
     P. C. Edmonds was born circa 1861. She was the daughter of Benjamin Edmonds and Elizabeth M. Windle.

Elmer Willingham Edmondson

M, b. 14 March 1915, d. 17 October 1976
     Elmer Willingham Edmondson was born on 14 March 1915 at Halifax Co., VA. He married Pauline Elizabeth Crews on 25 December 1936. Elmer Willingham Edmondson died on 17 October 1976 at Danville, VA, at age 61.

Jefferson Davis Edmondson

     Jefferson Davis Edmondson married Lula Eugenia Ward.

Child of Jefferson Davis Edmondson and Lula Eugenia Ward

Olive Estella Edmondson

F, b. 3 April 1889
     Olive Estella Edmondson was born on 3 April 1889. She was the daughter of Jefferson Davis Edmondson and Lula Eugenia Ward. Olive Estella Edmondson married Cicero Johnson Howard, son of George Alvin Howard and Martha Louvenia Johnson, in 1921.

Estle William Edmons

M, b. 28 August 1919, d. 1995
     Estle William Edmons was born on 28 August 1919 at Pikeville, TN. He married Mary Wynona Owen, daughter of Archie D. Owen and Effa Susannah Carter, on 13 November 1937 at Buhl, Twin Falls Co., ID. Estle William Edmons died in 1995.

Harriett Edmonson

     Harriett Edmonson married Elsworth Stevens.

Children of Harriett Edmonson and Elsworth Stevens

Bertha Edna Edmunds1

F, b. 21 December 1884, d. 9 February 1917
     Bertha Edna Edmunds was born on 21 December 1884 at Cherokee Co., IA.1 She married Archibald E. Wilder on 17 August 1907 at Correctionville, Woodbury Co., IA.1 Bertha Edna Edmunds died on 9 February 1917 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 32.

Child of Bertha Edna Edmunds and Archibald E. Wilder


  1. [S208] 1910 Federal Census, Humboldt County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 406; FHL #1374419.

Carroll Bernhardt Edson

M, b. 19 July 1916, d. 21 June 1963
     Carroll Bernhardt Edson was born on 19 July 1916 at Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, IA. He was the son of Christian Bernhardt Edson and Josephine Emma Carroll. Carroll Bernhardt Edson married Anne Price, daughter of Rev. Abraham Alderfer Price and Susie Harley Cassel. Carroll Bernhardt Edson died on 21 June 1963 at CA at age 46.

Christian Bernhardt Edson

M, b. October 1891, d. before 1920
     Christian Bernhardt Edson was born in October 1891 at Cerro Gordo Co. (probably), IA.1 He was the son of Henry E. Edson and Mathilda G. (?)1 Christian Bernhardt Edson married Josephine Emma Carroll, daughter of John M. Carroll and Josephine (?). Christian Bernhardt Edson died before 1920 Tuberculosis.

Child of Christian Bernhardt Edson and Josephine Emma Carroll


  1. [S1512] 1900 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 423; FHL #1240423.

Elizabeth Edson

     Elizabeth Edson married Israel Strohl.

Child of Elizabeth Edson and Israel Strohl

Henry E. Edson1

M, b. January 1864
     Henry E. Edson was born in January 1864 at Minnesota.1 He married Mathilda G. (?) circa 1885.1

Child of Henry E. Edson and Mathilda G. (?)


  1. [S1512] 1900 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 423; FHL #1240423.

(?) Edwards

     (?) Edwards married Lizzie C. (?) circa 1904.

Child of (?) Edwards and Lizzie C. (?)

Angeline Edwards

F, b. 5 October 1841, d. 21 October 1920
     Angeline Edwards was born on 5 October 1841 at Liberty, Fairfield Co., OH. She was the daughter of Harmon Edwards and Missouri Gilmore. Angeline Edwards married Josephus B. Smith on 13 December 1860 at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL. Angeline Edwards died on 21 October 1920 at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL, at age 79. She was buried on 23 October 1920 at Carroll Co., IL.

Child of Angeline Edwards and Josephus B. Smith

Anna May Edwards1

F, b. 5 April 1905, d. 31 August 1991
     Anna May Edwards was born on 5 April 1905 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Frank Edwards and Fannie Leslie.1 Anna May Edwards died on 31 August 1991 at age 86. She was buried in September 1991 at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN, Findagrave #132790287.


  1. [S2106] 1910 Federal Census, Floyd County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 349; FHL #1374362.

Asenath Edwards

     Asenath Edwards married John Woolman.

Children of Asenath Edwards and John Woolman

Asenith H. Edwards1

F, b. July 1851, d. 1928
     Asenith H. Edwards was born in July 1851 at Maryland daughter of Rev. Thomas Edwards, Methodist Episcopal minister.1 She married Nathan H. Franklin on 25 March 1885 at Carroll Co., MD. Asenith H. Edwards died in 1928. She was buried in 1928 at Taylorsville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Carroll Co., MD, Findagrave #31422425.

Child of Asenith H. Edwards and Nathan H. Franklin


  1. [S1787] 1900 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 620; FHL #1240620.

Barbara Edwards

F, b. circa 1722, d. 1780
     Barbara Edwards was born circa 1722. She married Frederick Parrett in 1739. Barbara Edwards died in 1780 at Toms Brook, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Children of Barbara Edwards and Frederick Parrett

Barbara Ellen Edwards1

F, b. March 1862, d. February 1936
     Barbara Ellen Edwards was born in March 1862 at Ohio.1 She married Edwin Simon Jones circa 1884.1 Barbara Ellen Edwards died in February 1936 at age 73. She was buried in 1936 at Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, Findagrave #115666746.

Child of Barbara Ellen Edwards and Edwin Simon Jones


  1. [S834] 1910 Federal Census, Lee County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 410; FHL #1374423.

Betty Jane Edwards

     Betty Jane Edwards was the daughter of Charles P. Edwards and Flora Massengill.

Betty Jean Edwards1

F, b. 10 June 1922
     Betty Jean Edwards was born on 10 June 1922 at Black Hawk Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of James Albert Edwards and Annette Jeannette Wagner.1 Betty Jean Edwards lived in 1992 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.


  1. [S2138] 1940 Federal Census, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1140.

Betty Jean Edwards

F, b. 7 August 1915, d. 13 May 2004
     Betty Jean Edwards was born on 7 August 1915. She was the daughter of Forrest Wilson Edwards and Ruth Alexander. Betty Jean Edwards married Trygve Nordal Nustad on 14 January 1939 at La Crosse Co., WI. Betty Jean Edwards died on 13 May 2004 at age 88. She was buried in May 2004 at Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI, Findagrave #102005533.

Child of Betty Jean Edwards and Trygve Nordal Nustad