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.
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.
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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.