Sunday, December 29, 2013

Martha Jackson Edmonds (1849-1927)


Martha Jackson Edmonds was born in Clarke County, Georgia on May 4, 1849. 

She was the fifth child born to the marriage of James Powell Edmonds and Rebecca Ann Snow.

The 1850 U.S. Census shows Martha living with her parents and five siblings in Watkinsville, Clarke County, Georgia.

Martha and family are shown living in Dark Corner, Clarke County, Georgia in the 1860 U.S. Census.

On June 24, 1866, Martha Jackson Edmonds married James M. Smith in Walton County, Georgia.  James M. Smith was born in Georgia on December 2, 1844.

The 1900 U.S. Census shows Martha, James and their six children living in Gilpin, Fayette County, Alabama.

The 1910 U.S. Census shows Martha, James and five of their six children living in the same area.

The 1920 U.S. Census shows Martha as head of household and widowed. Living in the household with Martha are her daughters Mattie and Katie, as well as Katie's children.

On November 26, 1920, Martha completed an application for U.S. Confederate Pension as the widow of James M. Smith.  The documents state that James M. Smith died on March 14, 1914.  The documents also state that Martha was born in Clarke County, Georgia, lived in Monroe, and that her father was James Edmonds.

Martha Jackson Edmonds died on April 29, 1927.

James M. Smith died on March 14, 1914 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Both are buried in the Musgrove Cemetery in Fayette County, Alabama.  Tombstone photographs were taken by FindAGrave member, Grammy's Daughter.

James M. Smith
The following children were born to the marriage of Martha Jackson Edmonds and James M. Smith:
Emma E., 1880
James W., 1882
Mattie L., 1885
Katie H., 1886
Paul P., 1888
Lucy B., 1891
Martha Jackson Edmonds was my paternal great grand aunt through her brother, my great grandfather, William Newell Edmonds; his son, Bruce Edmonds; and his grandson, Bruce Alfonso Edmonds.

1 comment:

  1. Kristy McCullersMarch 3, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Martha is my great grandmothers (Lillie Belle Smith Brand) grandmother. Wow!! What a find. Her death certificate says she was born in Alabama and I couldn't figure out why - now this might solve that!!! If anyone is interested in a family reunion, contact me at or 7702988221. I'm in the metro Atlanta area.