Monday, July 8, 2013

James Powell Edmonds (1812-1864)

James Powell Edmonds was born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia ca. 1812.  He was the son of Anthony and Keziah Edmonds.  Keziah's maiden name is unknown at this time.

I believe James Powell Edmonds' siblings included the following:
Reuben Buckner, Sr., 1810
William A., 1814
Frances Matilda, 1817
Amy Elizabeth, 1818
Pittman R., 1819 or 1820
Based on estimated dates of birth, I have made the following assumptions:

1820 Census

5 males under 10 = Reuben Buckner, James Powell, William A, + 2 unaccounted for sons
2 females under 10 = Francis M, Amy Elizabeth
1 male 26-44 = Anthony
1 female 26-44 = wife of Anthony

1830 Census

2 males 5-9 = Pittman and 1 unaccounted for son
2 males 15-10 = James Powell and William A
1 male 20-29 = Reuben Buckner
1 male 50-59 = Anthony
1 female 5-9 = possibly Amy Elizabeth
1 female 10-14 = Frances Matilda

On November 22, 1838, James Powell Edmonds married Rebecca Ann Snow in Walton County, Georgia.

In 1840, James Powell and Rebecca are living with her mother, Polly Snow, in Clarke County, Georgia.
1840 Census

Male - 30 thru 39 - James Powell; Female - 15 thru 19 - Rebecca

By the 1850 census, James Powell and Rebecca are living in Watkinsville, Clarke County, Georgia with six of their eleven children.
1850 Census
The 1860 census shows the family living in Dark Corner, Clarke County, Georgia with eight of their eleven children.

1860 Census
In July of 1864, James Powell Edmonds joined the Georgia Volunteers where he served in the 11th Regiment, Company H, Georgia Infantry.  He became ill and was admitted to a hospital in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia where he died on September 20, 1864.
Civil War Widow's Pension Application
The following children were born to the marriage of James Powell Edmonds and Rebecca Ann Snow:

Sarah Frances
Thomas Sanford
Samuel A
Martha Jackson
William Newell
Susan Catherine
Mary Bush
Elizabeth Eliza Rebecca
Francis Wesley "Frank"
Emma Brazora "Jo"
 James Powell Edmonds was my great-great grandfather.

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