Descendants of Thomas Edgerton

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Thomas1 Edgerton was born Abt. 1705 in possibly Cheshire, England, and died 1768 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey USA.  He married (1) Sarah Stephens 20 Oct 1733 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, daughter of Robert Stephens and Elizabeth ?.  She was born in probably Ireland, and died Bet. 1735 - 1738 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey USA.  He married (2) Esther Bate 1738 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ.  She died 19 Oct 1760.

 

Notes for Thomas Edgerton:

The following is quoted from J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons" (1970), pages vii-viii and 1:

 

There is an old family tradition that our first known American ancestor was the grandson or heir of English nobility who, on account of his marrying a Quaker miss, so disgraced his family that he was thereupon disowned and disinherited by them. This episode may mark the entry of the Edgertons into the Quaker faith, followed (we may imagine) by persecution in England, escape to Ireland and eventual arrival in America. If this tradition has foundation, that fact may explain our inability to make the connection between the line of English noblemen and our American progenitor. If the young man so disgraced his noble name as to marry a Quaker, then his name was probably wiped off the family record and he given to oblivion. Furthermore, he may, thereafter, have respected his nobility so slightly that he didn't care to record his parentage.

 

It has been stated, without proof that I can find, that Sir Thomas Egerton, Chancellor of the Exchequer during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, was the direct ancestor of our Thomas Edgerton of Haddonfield, New Jersey, with whose descendants we are concerned in this work.

 

Our introduction to the Edgertons begins with Thomas Edgerton of Colledine, Ireland. We do not know the exact date of his birth but it must have been between 1700 and 1710, probably in Cheshire, England. Just when he came to America is not known but in 1733 he made application to the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Haddonfield, New Jersey, for permission to marry Sarah Stephens of that meeting. As was customary, a committee was appointed to investigate his qualifications as to morals and his membership with the Friends, etc., also requesting him to furnish a certificate from his own meeting stating his membership in good standing. It was not uncommon in those days for a young man to leave wife and children in the old country, come to one of the American colonies, marry a new wife and start life anew in a new country. Friends were careful to guard against this happening in their Society.

 

Apparently the required certificate from the meeting at Colledine, County Wexford, in Ireland was produced and he and Sarah Stephens were permitted to proceed with their marriage which took place 10-20-1733.

 

The family of Sarah Stephens had also come from Ireland and had settled in Gloucester County, New Jersey about 1730. They had transferred their membership with Friends to the Haddonfield meeting prior to 1733. Sarah's parents were Robert and Elizabeth Stephens. She had four brothers, Isaac, Robert, James, and Henry, also a sister Mary. More detail of the Stephens family is recorded as supplemental material in another section of this book.

 

The marriage certificate of Thomas and Sarah (Stephens) Edgerton was signed by Elizabeth and Robert Stephens, probably Sarah's parents, and by Mary Doyl, evidently Sarah's sister who had married Philip Doyl in Ireland. Also signing this certificate as a witness was William Edgerton, of whom we have no further knowledge.

 

About 1740 a Joseph Edgerton, with a certificate from Lambstown Meeting of Friends, County Wexford, Ireland, arrived at Haddonfield, New Jersey, where he married Grace Varman, who had also recently come from the same meeting in Ireland. William and Jospeh Edgerton may have been brothers of Thomas. At least it seems likely that they were near relatives, and all had come from Ireland.

 

Available information indicates that the Edgertons were English and not Irish. Records in Ireland seem to make no mention of the family. Just why Thomas, William, and Joseph Edgerton, Grace Varman and the Stephens family had been living in Ireland when they made the move to Haddonfield is not certain. Evidently they were originally from England and had been in Ireland only a short time. This was a time of much religious unrest in England. It may be that these people, presumably all Quakers, had a brief sojourn in Ireland for religious reasons and from there soon came on to America. This is largely supposition on our part.

 

The marriage certificate of Thomas Edgerton and Sarah Stephens bears the signatures of various witnesses, among which may be observed the name of John Estaugh in the column of men's names and in another column of women's names is that of Elizabeth Estaugh.

 

In this connection one is reminded of the poem included in Henry W. Longfellow's "Tales of a Wayside Inn" entitled "Elizabeth" which refers to the romance of John Estaugh, a young Quaker minister from England, and Elizabeth Haddon, wealthy young Quaker maid, living then in the vicinity of Haddonfield, New Jersey, a town which was named for her family.

 

Among the wills on record in New Jersey is that of Elizabeth Estaugh, a wealthy widow, dated November 30, 1761. In this will which mentions her various properties, reference is made to her "upper house and lot" described as being in "tenor" of Thomas Edgerton. We may guess that this was Thomas Jr., son of Thomas and Sarah Stephens Edgerton. He was then a young man, married two years prior to the date of this will. Elizabeth Estaugh died in 1762.

 

The following is quoted from page 153 of the Edgerton genealogy:

 

Sarah (Stephens) Edgerton, wife of Thomas Edgerton, Sr., died when Thomas, Jr. was very young. We do not know the exact date of her death but in 1738 Thomas Edgerton, Sr. married a second time in Haddonfield Meeting and the new wife was Esther Bate, a widow with children by a former marriage. The meeting appointed a committee to see that the interests of her children were provided for when she married Thomas Edgerton. This procedure was customary among Friends in such cases and does not indicate mistrust of the new stepfather. In 1751 Thomas and his wife, Esther Bate, transferred their membership with Friends to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and he was disowned by that meeting in 1759 and died 10-19-1768. His wife, Esther, died 10-19-1760.

 

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Esther Bate were William and Hannah. William married 6-22-1775 at Haddonfield Meeting, NJ Tabitha Henston (or Heuson) daughter of John Henston of Gloucester County, NJ. William Edgerton was disowned by Haddonfield Meeting 1-12-1784. Both William and his wife, Tabitha, died before 1800 as indicated by their son's marriage certificate. William's sister, Hannah, was probably never married.

       

Child of Thomas Edgerton and Sarah Stephens is:

+      2                 i.    Thomas2 Edgerton, Jr., born Abt. 1735 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died Abt. 1794 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Esther Bate are:

+      3                 i.    William2 Edgerton, died Bef. 1800.

        4                ii.    Hannah Edgerton, died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Thomas2 Edgerton, Jr. (Thomas1) was born Abt. 1735 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ1, and died Abt. 1794 in Wayne Co., NC1.  He married (1) Elizabeth Saint 27 Apr 1759 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ.  She was born in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, and died 1775 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ.  He married (2) Sarah Cox 21 May 1778 in Wayne Co., NC1, daughter of Thomas Cox and Phebe Fellow.  She was born 21 Aug 1751 in Johnston Co., NC1, and died Aft. 19 Mar 1801.

 

Notes for Thomas Edgerton, Jr.:

The following information on Thomas Edgerton, Jr. and his family is quoted directly from J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons: A Genealogy of the Edgerton Family in America from the early 1700's to 1969" (1970), pages 1-4:

 

Thomas and Sarah Stephens Edgerton remained in Haddonfield (New Jersey) where he died in 1768. There their son, Thomas, was born about 1735 and was married 4-27-1759, to Elizabeth Saint also of Haddonfield. We have no definite proof of the names of the parents of Elizabeth Saint, although there are records of various ones of the Saint family living in the vicinity of Haddonfield or Philadelphia at that time. More detail of the Saint family is also given as a supplement in another section of this book.

 

It seems that Thomas Edgerton, Jr, and Elizabeth Saint, although both were probably Quakers, were not married in the Friends' meeting for we find recorded in the Minutes of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting the following entry dated 11-10-1760:

 

"Thomas Edgerton produced an acknowledgement on behalf of himself and wife for their outgoing in marriage which was read & on consideration received & is as followeth:

 

To ye monthly Meeting held at Haddonfield ye 10th of ye 11th mo. 1760, Loving frds We ye Subscribers for want of Due regard to ye rules Established amongst frds have gone out in our marriage contrary thereto & ye present Trouble of mind at our Disunited State Ingages us to offer this as our Sincere acknowledgement Earnestly Desiring to be received into unity again,           Signed: Thomas Edgerton

                  Elizabeth Edgerton."

 

We have no record of how their marriage was performed, whether by a minister of some other denomination or in some other manner, but we can tell that they were sincerely sorry for their transgression and there is no doubt that their acknowledgement was accepted by the meeting in the spirit in which it was given, and Thomas and Elizabeth remained consistent members of the meeting thereafter.

 

Thomas and Elizabeth (Saint) Edgerton lived in Haddonfield several years after their marriage, during which time five children were born to them. The youngest was born on New Years Day 1775 and soon after this the mother, Elizabeth (Saint) Edgerton, died. A certificate issued to Haddonfield Meeting 9-8-1777 transferred the membership of Thomas Edgerton and his five children, Joseph, James, Rebecca, Sarah, and John to Contentnea Monthly Meeting, North Carolina. From that time the family seems to have been known as the North Carolina Edgertons, no longer to be identified with Haddonfield.

 

Soon after the move to the new location, 5-21-1778, Thomas Edgerton was married to Sarah Cox, daughter of Thomas Cox and Phoebe Fellow.

 

They were married at the home of Richard Cox (Sarah's uncle). The name "Cox" was a common one in the North Carolina Quaker circles at that time and it is not strange that Thomas Edgerton's second son, James, also married a Sarah Cox (daughter of Richard).

 

Thomas and Sarah (Cox) Edgerton became the parents of five children in addition to the five who had moved with their father from Haddonfield. All remained in North Carolina for several years. The older ones married and all were apparently well settled there. They were a family of Quakers and at that time Quaker communities in North Carolina were numerous and prosperous. Settlements in that area had become well enough established for the citizens to enjoy comfortable homes and many conveniences. Then, in the year 1794, three deaths occurred in the family of Thomas Edgerton. Thomas, himself, and two of his sons died, John, a boy of nineteen and Richard, the youngest, four years old.

 

The will of Thomas Edgerton, Jr., reveals several facts regarding the family. Evidently he was the owner of a considerable amount of real estate which he was dividing among his sons. The fact that his son James received a bequest of "one shilling sterling and Church Bible" is especially interesting. We assume that James may have received previously his inheritance in land and we can only wonder what may have become of the "Church Bible."

 

From the codicil we learn that Richard, the youngest son, had died prior to the 6th of April 1794 and it has been ascertained that Thomas, himself, died on the 24th of April of that year. The fact that James was appointed one of the executors of the will, rather than his older brother, Joseph, might indicate that their father considered James better qualified for that task. There may have been other reasons. At least it is interesting to observe the manner in which Thomas Edgerton wished to have his property divided between his several children, and evidently he must have changed his mind as to the disposition of Richard's share sometime between the 9th of November 1793 and 6th of April 1794. (See copy of Thomas Edgerton's will).

 

Both the will and the codicil thereto are witnessed by William Edgerton. This could hardly be the William Edgerton who signed, as a witness, the marriage certificate of Thomas Edgerton, Sr. and Sarah Stephens inasmuch as sixty years had elapsed between the two events. North Carolina census records of 1790 and other available information show that there were Edgertons living in various parts of North Carolina during the 1700's long before our Thomas from Haddonfield, NJ came with his five children in 1777. The name was spelled Egerton, Eggerton, and sometimes Edgington. It seems likely that William, who witnessed the will of Thomas, may have been a relative but we have not been able to trace the relationship.

 

If it should appear to the reader that the various tracts of land which are mentioned in Thomas Edgerton's will are generally bounded by streams or swamps, let us quote a clipping from a North Carolina Newspaper of recent date. (1968) This by a Staff Writer for the paper.

 

"Out of the hilly, orange clay of the Piedmont trickle tiny streams which converge into rivers that meander aimlessly and listlessly through the fertile tobacco land of Eastern North Carolina. The rivers--the Tar, Neuse, Roanoke, and Cape Fear--are joined by the Chowan River, which flows southward from Virginia, and the five of them each wind lazily for more than 200 miles before drifting into the turbulent blue-green Atlantic Ocean. Emptying their murky water into the rivers are hundreds of sluggish creeks, bays, inlets, coves and smaller rivers that criss-cross Eastern North Carolina and leave few of the counties landlocked."

 

For many years Quakers in the Southern States had been in varying degrees of disunity with the institution of Negro slavery. When, in the early 1800's, the Northwest Territory became available for settlement free of slavery, many of these Quakers felt that a land of opportunity in an area north of the Ohio River had opened up for them. But to give up their comfortable homes and productive farms, make the long trek of 600 miles or more over the mountains and through almost unbroken forest trails, and finally to construct some crude log cabins in the wilderness in which to live until better accomodations could be built, required stout hearts and resolute wills, and a grim determination that this was the course which a sensitive Quaker conscience demanded. Many of the Carolina Quakers felt the conviction that they must make this move. Soon great numbers of them were submitting to the hardships of the long journey and many of the thriving meetings were stripped of their members until it was necessary to discontinue or lay them down. On the other hand, Quaker meetings sprang up quickly throughout the areas of Ohio and Indiana where the Carolina emigrants settled.

 

The Edgerton family was caught in this movement. Joseph and James, the two eldest sons of Thomas and Elizabeth (Saint) Edgerton, had both married in 1785 and each had a family of several children, some of them grown, when in 1804 James and Sarah (Cox) Edgerton, with their family of seven children (two having died in North Carolina) made the long journey to Belmont County, Ohio. This must have been a tremendous undertaking. With their slow moving vehicles drawun by horses or oxen they could cover only a short distance a day. Fording streams was sometimes perilous and if the streams were swollen by excessive rains the travelers might be delayed several days waiting for the high water to recede. The trip required several weeks of travel and could only be made safely during summer month

 

Records of the Meeting show that memberships of the James Edgerton family were transferred to Concord Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio, but they settled in a location on the Captina Creek in the southern part of the county. This is quite remote from the Concord meeting but at that time all meetings in that part of Ohio were under the direction of Concord (now Colerain). A Friends meeting was established at Captina but it was in existence for only a few years. Probably James Edgerton was a minister there.

 

The Captina neighborhood was south of Barnesville, Ohio, and near the small town of Somerton which was also the home of many of the Edgertons of that time and later. James Edgerton bought land from the government for $1.25 per acre and established a mill on the Captina Creek. He must have been a busy and thrifty man. Evidently he prospered in his new location.

 

It is interesting to note that, for several generations, the descendants of James Edgerton and Sarah Cox remained generally in Belmont County and the neighboring counties of Jefferson, Harrison, Columbiana, Morgan, and Washington, all in the southeastern part of Ohio. Also, a large part of these descendants remained Quakers for several generations, many of them becoming ministers of prominence in the Society of Friends.

 

About a year after the arrival of James Edgerton and his family in Belmont County his older brother, Joseph, with his wife Martha Lamm and their younger children also made the move to the same part of Ohio. At that time Joseph's older children were married and settled in North Carolina and some of them remained there for some time, moving later to Ohio. Although they came first to Belmont County their sojourn there was short. Probably Joseph Edgerton had heard of fertile and more level land farther to the west and the rough, hilly terrain of Belmont County did not appeal to him. Records of their membership in the Friends Meeting show that very soon this family moved on to Darby Creek Meeting in Logan County, Ohio. From there, in rapid succession, we find recorded their removal to Miami County, Ohio, then to Wayne County, Indiana and to Henry County, Indiana. Joseph Edgerton died in Henry County. Today there are still a few of his descendants in Wayne and Henry Counties, and many of them are located in Miami and Grant Counties of Indiana. In a few years many of them had moved on to Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.

 

Several of this branch of the family seemingly had political aspirations, and were successful in holding various public offices such as mayor of the town or member of the state legislature. Many were also prominent educators and held responsible positions in the educational field.

 

While some of Joseph and Martha's married children did not make the move to Ohio with their parents it was not long until the remaining ones came to Ohio or Indiana probably taking up land with others of the family.

 

Much of my knowledge of the descendants of Joseph Edgerton and Martha Lamm was obtained from a small booklet which was compiled and published in 1939 by Dr. Harry W. Edgerton and Will G. Means, entitled "Who's Who Among the Edgertons." This has been supplemented by Mrs. Robert S. Kirkpatrick, a member of this branch of the family, who has supplied me with additional material and referred me to other sources of information.

 

In contrast with the descendants of James and his wife Sarah Cox who remaiend generally Quakers for several generations, it seems that many of those of Joseph and Martha soon joined other denominations and became prominent Baptists, Methodists, or Adventists, being leaders in whatever they undertook. In fact, throughout our study of several generations of Edgertons, a conspicuous trait has been noticed, that of forceful leadership and determined adherence to these principles.

 

Through the combined efforts of Mrs. Winnie Dale DuRant Wilson and Mrss. Glenda Edgerton Blanton, descendants of the two youngest sons of Thomas Edgerton and Sarah Cox, I have been able to obtain information on the two brothers, Thomas and William, and their descendants. Evidently they did not make the move to the northern states as their older brothers did. There may be various reasons for this. They were much younger than Joseph and James. They married sisters, daughters of Nathan and Rachel Pike, and it seems that the Pike family remained generally in North Carolina. At any rate the families of Thomas and William followed a course quite different from those of Joseph and James and many of their descendants are still to be found in North Carolina.

 

Of the four sisters of Joseph, James, Thomas, and William we have very little knowledge. Their names were Rebecca, Sarah, Phebe, and Ann. Their husbands were natives of North Carolina and probably the most of their descendants for several generations were located in North or South Carolina. The youngest, Ann, was married when quite young to Zachariah Colyer (or Collier) and raised a large family. I regret that I have been unable to locate more than fragmentary bits of information on these families.

 

Summarizing the foregoing information may make the relationships more understandable. Hence the following:

 

Thomas Edgerton, Jr., son of Thomas Edgerton and Sarah Stephens born about 1735; d 4-24-1794. Married 4-27-1759 Elizabeth Saint, at Haddonfield, NJ. She died about 1776. Thomas remarried 5-21-1778, Sarah Cox, b 8-21-1751, Dobbs County, North Carolina. Married at the house of Richard Cox on Neuse River, North Carolina.  Children of Thomas Edgerton and Elizabeth Saint: (all born at Haddonfield):

A 1 Joseph Edgerton b 1-22-1762; d 2-7-1841

      m Martha Lamm

 

B 2 James Edgerton b 9-27-1764; d 1-21-1825

       m Sarah Cox

 

C 3 Rebecca Edgerton b 4-21-1767

      m Joel Musgrave

 

D 4 Sarah Edgerton b 2-1-1772

      m John Musgrave

 

   5 John Edgerton b 1-1-1775; d 7-27-1794

      unmarried

 

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Sarah Cox:

(all born in North Carolina)

 

E 6 Phebe Edgerton  b 3-24-1779

      m Jesse Harris

 

F 7 Ann Edgerton b 3-10-1781

     m Zachariah Colyer (Collier)

 

G 8 Thomas Edgerton b 7-20-1785; d 2-3-1863

      m Absilla Pike

 

H 9 William Edgerton b 12-2-1786; d 9-5-1857

      m Mary Pike

 

   10 Richard Edgerton b 1790; d 1794 at age 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Elizabeth Saint are:

+      5                 i.    Joseph3 Edgerton, born 23 Jan 1762 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died 07 Feb 1841 in Duck Creek, Henry Co., IN.

+      6                ii.    James Edgerton, born 27 Sep 1764 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died 21 Jan 1825 in Captina, Belmont Co., OH.

+      7               iii.    Rebecca Edgerton, born 21 Apr 1767 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died Unknown.

        8               iv.    Sarah Edgerton, born 01 Feb 1772 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died Unknown.  She married John Musgrave 18 Mar 1790 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC; died Aft. 1804 in Marlboro, SC?.

        9                v.    John Edgerton, born 01 Jan 1775 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died 27 Jul 1794 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Sarah Cox are:

+      10               i.    Phebe3 Edgerton, born 24 Mar 1779 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      11              ii.    Ann Edgerton, born 10 Mar 1781 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      12             iii.    Thomas Edgerton III, born 20 Jul 1785 in Wayne Co., NC; died 03 Feb 1863 in Buck Swamp Township, Wayne Co., NC.

+      13             iv.    William Edgerton, born 02 Dec 1786 in Wayne Co., NC; died 05 Sep 1857 in Wayne Co., NC.

        14              v.    Richard Edgerton, born 1790 in Wayne Co., NC1; died 1794 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        3.  William2 Edgerton (Thomas1) died Bef. 1800.  He married Tabitha Henston (Heuson) 22 Jun 1775 in Haddonfield Friends Meeting, Haddonfield, NJ, daughter of John Henston.  She died Bef. 1800.

       

Child of William Edgerton and Tabitha (Heuson) is:

+      15               i.    Samuel3 Edgerton, born 13 Mar 1776 in Newton Township, Gloucester Co., NJ; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        5.  Joseph3 Edgerton (Thomas2, Thomas1)2 was born 23 Jan 1762 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, and died 07 Feb 1841 in Duck Creek, Henry Co., IN.  He married Martha Lamm 16 Mar 1785 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Reuben Lamm and Martha ?.  She was born 1764, and died 10 Aug 1844 in Duck Creek, Henry Co., IN.

 

Notes for Joseph Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 11 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Apparently all of the above children were born in North Carolina before the removal to Belmont County, Ohio. Certificates of removal for Joseph and Martha and the five youngest children were brought from Deep Creek Monthly Meeting, North Carolina to the meeting in Belmont County, Ohio. The older children were probably married by that time or at least did not go with their parents. Reuben, the oldest, married in the Captina meeting and returned to live in North Carolina for several years before moving to Ohio. Probably some of the others did similarly. No doubt they found it very difficult to give up their homes in an established community and try living in the wilderness of the Northwest Territory.

       

Children of Joseph Edgerton and Martha Lamm are:

+      16               i.    Betsy4 Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      17              ii.    Rebecca Edgerton, died Aft. 1849 in Polk Co., IA?.

+      18             iii.    Thomas Edgerton, died 12 Jun 1870 in Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS.

        19             iv.    James Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      20              v.    William Edgerton, died Abt. 1836 in Wayne Co., IN.

+      21             vi.    Joseph Edgerton, Jr., died Unknown in Indiana.

+      22            vii.    Samuel Edgerton, died Unknown in Des Moines, IA.

+      23           viii.    Martha Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      24             ix.    Daniel Edgerton, died Abt. 1844.

+      25              x.    Reuben Edgerton, born 17 Apr 1786 in North Carolina; died 01 Feb 1862 in New London, Howard Co., IN.

        26             xi.    Owen Edgerton2, born 11 Sep 1791; died 01 Feb 1872.  He married Eleanora ?; born 01 Feb 1801; died 23 May 1864.

 

More About Owen Edgerton:

Comment: No children

Occupation: 1850, Shoemaker

Residence: 1850, Wayne Township, Wayne Co., IN

 

 

        6.  James3 Edgerton (Thomas2, Thomas1)3 was born 27 Sep 1764 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ4, and died 21 Jan 1825 in Captina, Belmont Co., OH.  He married Sarah Cox 22 Dec 1785 in Neuse Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC4, daughter of Richard Cox and Mary Kennedy.  She was born 26 Aug 1769 in Wayne Co., NC5, and died 18 Jan 1828 in Belmont Co., OH.

 

Notes for James Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 11 of "Meet the Edgertons" by J. Howard Binns (1970):

 

 

During the winter of 1827-28 a serious epidemic, probably typhoid fever, swept through the Quaker community in Belmont County, Ohio, where James and Sarah Edgerton and their children had settled, causing the death of six members of this family, including the mother. It was called by some, "Edgerton Fever," since so many of the Edgerton family were its victims. Besides the deaths of the members of the above family which occurred within a period of four months, two of James Jr.'s sons, Joseph and Nathan, as well as some others in the neighborhood were taken by the same epidemic.

 

 

More About James Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Captina, Belmont Co., OH

       

Children of James Edgerton and Sarah Cox are:

+      27               i.    Richard4 Edgerton, born 11 Dec 1786 in Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Oct 1827 in Belmont Co., OH.

+      28              ii.    James Edgerton, Jr., born 22 May 1788 in Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Feb 1828 in Somerton, Belmont Co., OH.

        29             iii.    Elizabeth Edgerton6, born 03 Nov 17907,8; died 29 Sep 1794 in North Carolina9,10.

        30             iv.    Thomas Edgerton10, born 01 Mar 179311,12; died 20 Sep 1793 in North Carolina13,14.

+      31              v.    John Edgerton, born 27 Aug 1795 in Wayne Co., NC; died 07 Jan 1869 in Lecompton, KS.

+      32             vi.    Joseph Edgerton, born 10 Sep 1797 in Wayne Co., NC; died 29 Oct 1865 in Keokuk Co., IA.

+      33            vii.    William Edgerton, born 28 Nov 1799 in Wayne Co., NC; died 06 Dec 1827 in Belmont Co., OH.

        34           viii.    Elizabeth Edgerton, born 19 Nov 180015; died Unknown.

+      35             ix.    Sarah Edgerton, born 14 Nov 1801 in Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Feb 1861.

        36              x.    Mary Edgerton, born 12 Apr 180415; died 09 Jan 1828.

+      37             xi.    Walter Edgerton, born 06 Aug 1806 in Belmont Co., OH; died 02 Oct 1879 in Minneapolis, MN.

        38            xii.    Aquilla Edgerton16, born 20 Sep 181017,18; died 09 Dec 182719,20.

 

 

        7.  Rebecca3 Edgerton (Thomas2, Thomas1)21 was born 21 Apr 1767 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, and died Unknown.  She married Joel Musgrave 12 Feb 1785 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC.  He was born in Wayne Co., NC, and died 12 Feb 1792 in Wayne Co., NC.

       

Child of Rebecca Edgerton and Joel Musgrave is:

+      39               i.    William4 Musgrave, born 17 Nov 1791; died Unknown.

 

 

        10.  Phebe3 Edgerton (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 24 Mar 1779 in Wayne Co., NC22, and died Unknown.  She married Jesse Harris 13 Jun 1807 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Phebe Edgerton and Jesse Harris are:

        40               i.    Elijah4 Harris, died Unknown.

        41              ii.    Joseph Harris, died Unknown.

        42             iii.    Susannah Harris, died Unknown.

 

 

        11.  Ann3 Edgerton (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 10 Mar 1781 in Wayne Co., NC22, and died Unknown.  She married Zachariah Colyer/Collier 17 Nov 1796 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of Samuel Collier and Elizabeth Pike.  He was born 11 Aug 1772 in Pasquotank Co., NC, and died 1834 in Wayne Co., NC.

       

Children of Ann Edgerton and Zachariah Colyer/Collier are:

        43               i.    Sarah4 Colyer/Collier, born 08 Oct 1797; died Unknown.  She married Gradda Garris; died Unknown.

        44              ii.    Richard Colyer/Collier, born 18 Nov 1799; died 1800.

        45             iii.    Elwood Colyer/Collier, born 13 Apr 1804; died Unknown.

+      46             iv.    William Colyer/Collier, born 02 Oct 1805; died Unknown.

        47              v.    Elizabeth Colyer/Collier, born 14 Apr 1808; died Unknown.

+      48             vi.    Namon Colyer/Collier, born 29 Aug 1810; died Unknown.

        49            vii.    Phebe Colyer/Collier, born 31 Aug 1812; died Unknown.

        50           viii.    Othniel Colyer/Collier, born 28 May 1815; died Unknown.

        51             ix.    Anna Colyer/Collier, born 18 Sep 1817; died Unknown.  She married Ben Bracy?; died Unknown.

        52              x.    Zachariah Colyer/Collier, born 27 Oct 1818; died Unknown.

        53             xi.    Samuel Colyer/Collier, born 31 Jan 1821; died Unknown.

        54            xii.    James Colyer/Collier, born 07 Aug 1824; died Unknown.

 

 

        12.  Thomas3 Edgerton III (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 20 Jul 1785 in Wayne Co., NC23, and died 03 Feb 1863 in Buck Swamp Township, Wayne Co., NC23.  He married Absilla Pike 16 Apr 1806 in Contentnea Friends Monthly Meeting, Wayne Co., NC23, daughter of Nathan Pike and Rachel Maudlin.  She was born 04 Jun 1788 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC23, and died 15 Jul 1865 in Buck Swamp Township, Wayne Co., NC24.

 

More About Thomas Edgerton III:

Census: 1860, Pikeville Township, Wayne Co., NC. Occupation farmer. Value of real estate $2000, value of personal estate $10, 500.

Occupation: Farmer; according to a note written by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Pearson, he was also a school teacher.

Residence: Buck Swamp Township, Wayne Co., NC

 

Notes for Absilla Pike:

The following is quoted from page 125 of "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina" (1982) by Mrs. Ruth Pearson Harper (1901-1985) of Roanoke, Alabama:

 

Some further observations about the Edgertons:

 

Elizabeth Edgerton, wife of Elijah Coleman, died in less than 11 months without a child. His second wife was Rachel Cox, daughter of Thomas and Miriam Bishop Cox.

 

Nathan and Arcada Pike Edgerton had 16 children. One son, Jonathan Edgerton, was a Primitive Baptist preacher.

 

William Edgerton, who married Charlotte Pike, had 11 children. The family of John Henry Edgerton was prominent. His sons, Milford and George, were in the livery stable business, selling horses and mules and feed used by farmers. Milford lived near Genoa before moving to Goldsboro in 1907. John Henry's son William established a home near his father about ten miles from Goldsboro. Some time before the Civil War he built a cotton mill at Lowell, N.C. On retiring, he moved back to Goldsboro. One of John Henry's daughters by his second wife, Sarah E. Moore, daughter of Lancaster John Moore, was Annie Edgerton Williams. She was a missionary to India before her marriage to Dr. John Williams of the Guilford College community.

 

Thomas Edgerton IV, who married Zelpha Pearce of Johnston County, was the father of William Leonard Edgerton who married Sophronia Jinnett. Their son, Haskell Edgerton, married Mary Achsah Pearson, granddaughter of Lazarus and Sarah Edgerton Pearson; his second wife was Roella Cox, granddaughter of Stanton and Sallie Coleman Cox. [According to Mary and Haskell's daughter, Esther Edgerton Allen, her grandfather, Leonard Edgerton, was a son of Thomas Edgerton IV by his second marriage to Sally Wooten].

 

Zilphia and Thomas Lancaster Hollowell lived near Dudley [Wayne County]. When her husband died young, Zilphia raised her family on the farm. The best known of them were William R. Hollowell, prominent farmer and business man of Goldsboro; Joseph Gurney Hollowell, who lived on a farm near Genoa, not too far from William's; and Richard Hollowell, who graduated from Earlham [College in Richmond, Indiana] in 1875; he married the second time Hettie Overman, daughter of William H. and Peggy Davis Overman. John N. Pearson [father of Ruth Pearson Harper] bought the Overman home near Genoa and his family lived there for almost 70 years.

 

Mary A. Jinnette (Mollie), granddaughter of Absilla and William Cox, was the second wife of William Eli Pearson, grandson of Lazarus and Sarah Edgerton Pearson. These cases show how much the Quakers were related by both blood and marriage; the kinship was often almost impossible to figure out.

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Absilla Pike are:

        55               i.    Elizabeth4 Edgerton, born 15 May 1807 in Wayne Co., NC25; died 15 Oct 1826 in Wayne Co., NC.  She married Elijah Coleman, Jr. 24 Nov 1825 in Nahunta Friends Meeting House, Contentnea Monthly Meeting,  Wayne Co., NC26; born 07 Jul 1806 in Wayne Co., NC; died 24 Aug 1848 in Wayne Co., NC27.

 

Notes for Elijah Coleman, Jr.:

After Elijah and Rachel Cox Coleman died young, their children were reared by their kin. Her brother, Stanton Cox, took Avis and Peninah under their care.

 

+      56              ii.    Nathan Edgerton, born 01 Nov 1809 in Wayne Co., NC; died 24 Mar 1881 in Wayne Co., NC.

        57             iii.    Charity Edgerton, born 27 Jan 1812 in Wayne Co., NC28; died Unknown.  She married Jonathan Pierson; born 03 Mar 1794; died Unknown.

+      58             iv.    William Edgerton, born 24 Mar 1814 in Wayne Co., NC; died 18 Nov 1882 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      59              v.    Sarah Edgerton, born 07 Jul 1816 in Buck Swamp Township, Wayne Co., NC; died 31 Jan 1872 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC.

+      60             vi.    Absilla Edgerton, born 03 Oct 1818 in Wayne Co., NC; died 29 Sep 1858 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      61            vii.    Thomas Edgerton IV, born 09 Apr 1821 in Wayne Co., NC; died 24 Apr 1894 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC or Wayne Co., NC?.

+      62           viii.    Zilphia Edgerton, born 14 Jan 1824 in Wayne Co., NC; died 04 Apr 1901 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

        63             ix.    Phebe Edgerton, born 07 Jun 1827 in Wayne Co., NC28; died Unknown.  She married Thomas H. Stanton 12 Dec 1866 in Contentnea Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC; born 07 May 1827; died Unknown.

 

More About Phebe Edgerton:

Residence: 1860, Pikeville, Wayne, North Carolina

 

+      64              x.    Talitha Edgerton, born 07 Jun 1830 in Wayne Co., NC; died 21 Sep 1855 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        13.  William3 Edgerton (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 02 Dec 1786 in Wayne Co., NC29, and died 05 Sep 1857 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Mary Pike 13 Nov 1806 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Nathan Pike and Rachel Maudlin.  She was born 18 Nov 1790 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC30, and died 11 Nov 1869 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Mary Pike:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, Wayne County, North Carolina

       

Children of William Edgerton and Mary Pike are:

+      65               i.    Sally4 Edgerton, born 22 Feb 1808 in Wayne Co., NC; died 29 Jan 1906 in Tullahoma, TN.

        66              ii.    Rachel Edgerton, born 04 Sep 1809; died 17 Feb 1867.

+      67             iii.    Rebecca Edgerton, born 07 May 1811 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      68             iv.    Christian Edgerton, born 19 Apr 1813; died 16 Oct 1882.

        69              v.    Lottie Edgerton, born 12 Jul 1815; died 09 Jun 1847.  She married ? Mitchell; died Unknown.

        70             vi.    Silas Edgerton, born 29 Apr 1817; died 27 Aug 1838.

+      71            vii.    Piety Jane Edgerton, born 13 Jun 1819 in Wayne Co., NC; died 21 Jun 1873 in New Salem, IN.

+      72           viii.    Michael Edgerton, born 30 Apr 1821 in Wayne Co., NC; died 06 Mar 1894.

+      73             ix.    Mary Edgerton, born 18 Apr 1823; died 06 Aug 1867.

+      74              x.    William R. Edgerton, born 15 Sep 1826; died Unknown.

        75             xi.    Charity Edgerton, born 04 Sep 1828; died 15 Oct 1865.  She married John Stephen Purvis 09 Aug 1860 in Contentney Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      76            xii.    Edna Edgerton, born 24 Jul 1830 in Wayne Co., NC; died 03 Dec 1893.

+      77           xiii.    Nathan T. Edgerton, born 25 Jun 1832 in Wayne Co., NC; died 27 Mar 1911.

 

 

        15.  Samuel3 Edgerton (William2, Thomas1)31 was born 13 Mar 1776 in Newton Township, Gloucester Co., NJ, and died Unknown.  He married Elizabeth Wilkins 16 Oct 1800 in Haddonfield Friends Meeting, Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, daughter of William Wilkins and Sarah ?.  She was born 08 Oct 1775, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Samuel Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 153 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

On 3-10-1806 Haddonfield Monthly Meeting issued a certificate of removal for Samuel Edgerton, his wife Elizabeth and children, William, Sarah, and Hannah, to Concord Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio. On 3-27-1816 Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Ohio, received a certificate from Stillwater Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio, for Samuel and Elizabeth Edgerton and their children William, Sarah, Hannah, Prudence, Rachel, and Tabitha, dated 11-28-1815. This certificate was endorsed to Elk Monthly Meeting, West Elkton, Ohio, with the addition of two more children, Thomas and Samuel, and was recorded there 6-1-1816. Thus, one may follow the migrations of this family from Haddonfield, New Jersey, to West Elkton in Preble County, Ohio, during a period of a few years. The family remained in the vicinity of West Elkton for several years. The children grew to maturity and several of them married there. Then on 4-24-1834 Duck Creek Monthly Meeting in Henry County, Indiana, received a removal certificate from Elk Monthly Meeting for Samuel Edgerton, a minister, his wife Elizabeth and children, Samuel, Joseph, and Tabitha. Duck Creek Meeting became the home of many of the older generations of Edgertons in Indiana. The old section of the Duck Creek Friends cemetery contains a large area of unmarked or poorly marked graves, probably the last resting place of numerous Edgertons.

       

Children of Samuel Edgerton and Elizabeth Wilkins are:

+      78               i.    William W.4 Edgerton, born 18 Sep 1801 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died 18 May 1858.

+      79              ii.    Sarah E. Edgerton, born 06 Feb 1803 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died 18 Jan 1872 in Wayne Co., IN.

+      80             iii.    Hannah Edgerton, born 26 Sep 1804 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ; died 09 Oct 1836 in Washington Co., IN?.

        81             iv.    Prudence Edgerton32, born 14 Feb 1807 in Ohio; died Unknown.  She married Jonathan D. Stratton Oct 1828 in Westfield Friends Meeting near Camden, Preble Co., OH; died Unknown.

        82              v.    Rachel Edgerton, born 20 Oct 1808 in Ohio; died Unknown.  She married Simeon Wiltse Jan 1833 in Westfield Friends Meeting near Camden, Preble Co., OH; died Unknown.

        83             vi.    Tabitha Edgerton, born 18 Dec 1810; died 10 Jan 1837.

+      84            vii.    Thomas Edgerton, born 02 Feb 1813 in Belmont Co., OH; died Unknown.

        85           viii.    Samuel Edgerton, born 19 Feb 1816; died Unknown.

        86             ix.    Joseph Edgerton, born 13 May 1818; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        16.  Betsy4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married John Denny.  He died Unknown.

 

More About John Denny:

Census: 1830, Listed in Jackson Township, Wayne Co., IN.

       

Child of Betsy Edgerton and John Denny is:

        87               i.    Sparks5 Denny, died Unknown.

 

 

        17.  Rebecca4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Aft. 1849 in Polk Co., IA?.  She married Thomas Osborn 07 Aug 1811 in Deep Creek Monthly (Friends) Meeting, NC.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for Rebecca Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 13 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Rebecca and Thomas Osborn with her brother, Thomas Edgerton, moved from North Carolina to Indiana on one horse, she riding the horse and carrying Owen, the oldest child, then a small baby. The men walked all the way. Rebecca and Thomas Osborn were living in Polk County, Iowa, in 1850, per census.

 

       

Children of Rebecca Edgerton and Thomas Osborn are:

+      88               i.    Nellie5 Osborn, died Unknown.

+      89              ii.    Polly Osborn, died Unknown.

+      90             iii.    Martha Osborn, died Unknown.

+      91             iv.    Rebecca Osborn, died Unknown.

+      92              v.    Lydia Osborn, died Unknown.

+      93             vi.    Owen Osborn, born 1813; died 1891 in May Day, Riley Co., KS.

+      94            vii.    Susannah Osborn, born 01 Oct 1829 in Indiana; died Unknown.

 

 

        18.  Thomas4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)33 died 12 Jun 1870 in Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS.  He married Mary Osborn in North Carolina.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for Thomas Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 13 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Thomas and Mary Osborn Edgerton were granted certificate to Darby Creek Meeting, Friends, Logan County, Ohio, 1819, and again with their five oldest children transferred membership from Whitewater M. Mtg., Indiana to Milford Mtg 2-27-1830. 1830 census for Jackson Twp., Wayne Co., Indiana, gives Thomas Edgerton age between 30 and 40, his wife 30-40, one boy 10-20, two girls 5-10, and one boy and one girl under 5. This data agrees with what we have on the above.

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Mary Osborn are:

        95               i.    William Osborn5 Edgerton, died Unknown.

        96              ii.    Eleanora Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      97             iii.    Mary Ann Edgerton, died Unknown.

        98             iv.    Martha Ann Edgerton, died Unknown.

        99              v.    John Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      100           vi.    Samuel Edgerton, born Abt. 1824 in Ohio; died Unknown.

        101          vii.    Thomas Edgerton, born 05 Dec 1831 in Milford, IN (which one?); died Unknown.

        102         viii.    Richard Edgerton, born 05 Dec 1835 in Milford, IN (which one?); died Unknown.

 

 

        20.  William4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)33 died Abt. 1836 in Wayne Co., IN.  He married Nellie Frazier 31 Jul 1817 in Captina Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, daughter of Daniel Frazier and Nellie ?.  She was born in England, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for William Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 13 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

William and Nellie Frazier Edgerton were located in Belmont County, Ohio for a short time and in 1823 they, with two children, were granted a certificate of removal from Stillwater meeting, Belmont County, to Darby Creek meeting in Logan County. From there the family moved to Wayne County, Indiana, where they lived until William's death about 1836. He was a Friends' minister. His wife, Nellie Edgerton, remarried and died many years later in Keokuk County, Iowa.

       

Children of William Edgerton and Nellie Frazier are:

        103             i.    Nathan5 Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      104            ii.    Nancy Edgerton, died Unknown.

        105           iii.    William P. Edgerton, died Unknown.

        106           iv.    Eli Edgerton33, born Abt. 1819; died 1836.

 

More About Eli Edgerton:

Cause of Death: Typhus fever

 

+      107            v.    Owen Edgerton, born Abt. 1821 in Ohio; died Aug 1886.

+      108           vi.    Ruthanna Edgerton, born 1824; died 1862.

        109          vii.    Eliza Ann Edgerton33, born Abt. 1825 in Indiana; died Abt. 1913 in near Ogden, Riley Co., KS?.  She married William Powell; born Abt. 1814 in Pennsylvania; died 13 Oct 1890 in near Ogden, Riley Co., KS?.

 

More About Eliza Ann Edgerton:

Comment: They had no children but raised Lydia Margaret Coppock, Mary Ellen Hunt, and Lincoln Clute.

Residence: 1859, Settled in Kansas

 

+      110         viii.    David Edgerton, born 16 Jul 1827 in Indiana; died 1885 in May Day, KS.

+      111           ix.    Mary Steele Edgerton, born 08 Apr 1829; died 12 Apr 1899 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.

+      112            x.    Asahel Edgerton, born 16 Jan 1832 in Milton, Wayne Co., IN; died 24 Jul 1911 in Kansas.

 

 

        21.  Joseph4 Edgerton, Jr. (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown in Indiana.  He married (1) Anna Frazier 24 Nov 1824 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) Sarah Moore Aft. 1824.  She died Unknown.

       

Child of Joseph Edgerton and Anna Frazier is:

        113             i.    William5 Edgerton, died Unknown.

 

       

Children of Joseph Edgerton and Sarah Moore are:

        114             i.    Isaiah5 Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      115            ii.    Nancy Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      116           iii.    Joseph Wylie Edgerton, died Unknown in Iowa?.

        117           iv.    Jennie Edgerton, died Unknown.  She married Joel Townsend; died Unknown.

 

 

        22.  Samuel4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown in Des Moines, IA.  He married (1) Mary Ferguson.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) Lizzie ?.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of Samuel Edgerton and Mary Ferguson are:

+      118             i.    Samuel5 Edgerton, Jr., died 08 May 1880 in Gayville, Yankton Co., SD.

        119            ii.    Elizabeth Edgerton, died Unknown.  She married ? Townsend; died Unknown.

+      120           iii.    Nathan Edgerton, born 25 Nov 1827 in Wayne Co., IN; died 25 Oct 1876 in Fountain City, Wayne Co., IN.

+      121           iv.    Gula Elma Edgerton, born 27 Aug 1834; died 12 Jul 1912 in Arba, IN.

 

       

Children of Samuel Edgerton and Lizzie ? are:

        122             i.    Elton5 Edgerton, died Unknown.

        123            ii.    Mary Edgerton, died Unknown.

 

More About Mary Edgerton:

Comment: Died at age 20

 

        124           iii.    Addie Edgerton, died Unknown.

        125           iv.    Daniel Edgerton, died Unknown.

 

 

        23.  Martha4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)33 died Unknown.  She married Daniel Frazier 21 Sep 1825 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, son of Daniel Frazier and Eleanor ?.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for Daniel Frazier:

The following is quoted from page 13 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

There were three children of a second marriage, Aimee Frazier, Nancy Frazier, and David Frazier. Daniel Frazier was married four times. It was said that he married his fourth wife on his 16th birthday. (He was born on the 29th of February).

       

Children of Martha Edgerton and Daniel Frazier are:

        126             i.    Rachel5 Frazier, died Unknown.  She married Milton Johnson; died Unknown.

        127            ii.    Sarah Anne Frazier, died Unknown.

        128           iii.    Lucinda Frazier, died Unknown.  She married ? Wright; died Unknown.

        129           iv.    Isaac Frazier, died Unknown.

        130            v.    Rebecca Frazier, died Unknown.  She married Luke Mayfield; died Unknown.

+      131           vi.    Joseph E. Frazier, born Abt. 1833 in Indiana; died Unknown.

 

 

        24.  Daniel4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)33 died Abt. 1844.  He married (1) ?.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) Rachel Bundy 07 Nov 1827 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, daughter of Christopher Bundy and Margaret ?.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of Daniel Edgerton and Rachel Bundy are:

+      132             i.    Calvin5 Edgerton, born 09 Jan 1827; died 11 May 1917 in Amboy, Jackson Township, Miami Co., IN.

        133            ii.    Mary Edgerton33, born 21 Feb 1829; died 14 Apr 1911.  She married Stephen Williams; died Unknown.

        134           iii.    Margaret Edgerton, born 27 Mar 1836; died 24 Apr 1853.

        135           iv.    Daniel Edgerton, Jr., born 05 Jun 1840; died 05 Jun 1840.

 

 

        25.  Reuben4 Edgerton (Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)34 was born 17 Apr 1786 in North Carolina, and died 01 Feb 1862 in New London, Howard Co., IN.  He married (1) Patience Hanson 16 Sep 1813 in Captina Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, daughter of Elijah Hanson and Susannah ?.  She was born 25 Mar 1787 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 09 Aug 1844 in Henry Co., IN.  He married (2) Mary Thomas Aft. 1844.  She was born Abt. 1800, and died 06 Sep 1876.

 

Notes for Reuben Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 12 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Reuben Edgerton and his wife, Patience Hanson, were born in North Carolina, but she, with her parents, had moved to Belmont County, Ohio, before 1813 when Reuben and Patience were married in the Captina Meeting. North Carolina continued to be their home until about 1819 when, after the birth of their four oldest children, they moved to Ohio and were probably in Belmont County for a short time but soon moved their membership to Darby Creek Meeting in Logan County, Ohio. Here they lived a few years and here their three youngest children were born.

 

At this point I lost the family until by a chance discovery I came across a notice of the death of Reuben Edgerton which had occurred 2-1-1862 at New London, Howard County, Indiana. Investigation of the records of Howard County revealed the fact that he had owned a large tract of land in that County, some of which had been platted by him as a part of the town of New London. Following this lead we have located records of the marriages of his children in Duck Creek Meeting in Henry County, Indiana.

 

On file in the Howard County Court House was found a copy of the will of Reuben Edgerton which was signed and witnessed 4-3-1858, about four years before his death. With it was an inventory of his personal property which was taken by his widow, Mary Edgerton. The will, besides providing for his widow, mentions his daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, his son-in-law, Isaac W. Johnson and the following grandchildren: Ruth J. Marshall, Reuben E. Johnson, Joseph M. Johnson, Reuben James Tomlinson, Patience Ann Tomlinson, Jabez Binford and Jane Bright (formerly Binford). His daughter Elizabeth was evidently the only one of his children to survive him. No further record of his descendants has been found. Reuben Edgerton and his wife, Mary, were buried in the Friends' burying ground in New London, Indiana.

 

More About Reuben Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Friends' Burial Ground, New London, Howard Co., IN

 

More About Mary Thomas:

Burial: Unknown, Friends' Burial Ground, New London, Howard Co., IN

       

Children of Reuben Edgerton and Patience Hanson are:

+      136             i.    Avice5 Edgerton, born 13 Jun 1814; died 24 Nov 1834.

        137            ii.    Louisa Edgerton, born 13 Nov 1816; died 15 Feb 1817.

        138           iii.    Benajah Edgerton34, born 13 Nov 1816; died 02 Nov 1838.  He married (1) Diana Hinshaw; born 30 Aug 1817; died Unknown.  He married (2) Diane Hinshaw 01 Sep 1836 in Duck Creek MM, Henry County, Indiana; born 30 Mar 1817 in Marlborough MM, Randolph county,  North Carolina; died 08 Dec 1864.

+      139           iv.    Elizabeth Edgerton, born 22 Oct 1818; died Unknown.

+      140            v.    Susannah Edgerton, born 25 Dec 1820; died Unknown.

        141           vi.    Elijah Edgerton34, born 24 Oct 1822; died 02 Aug 1841.

 

More About Elijah Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Duck Creek Friends Cemetery, Howard Co., IN

 

        142          vii.    Reuben Edgerton, Jr., born 02 Apr 1825; died 02 Aug 1844.

 

More About Reuben Edgerton, Jr.:

Burial: Unknown, Duck Creek Friends Cemetery, Howard Co., IN

 

 

        27.  Richard4 Edgerton (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 11 Dec 1786 in Wayne Co., NC35, and died 28 Oct 1827 in Belmont Co., OH36.  He married Mary Hall 20 Apr 1808 in Short Creek Meeting, Jefferson Co., OH36, daughter of Joseph Hall and Christiana Peele.  She was born 12 Jun 1783 in Edgecombe Co., NC37, and died 06 Apr 1844 in Belmont Co., OH38.

       

Children of Richard Edgerton and Mary Hall are:

+      143             i.    Christiana5 Edgerton, born 15 Jan 1809 in Belmont Co., OH; died 14 Oct 1888.

        144            ii.    Nathan Edgerton, born 20 Nov 1810; died 16 Apr 1813.

+      145           iii.    Ruth Edgerton, born 17 Feb 1813 in Belmont Co., OH; died 24 Jun 1897.

+      146           iv.    Anna Edgerton, born 14 May 1815 in Belmont Co., OH; died 25 May 1904 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

        147            v.    Jesse Edgerton, born 30 Jul 1817; died 04 Aug 1844 in Ridge, near Barnesville, OH.

+      148           vi.    Sarah Edgerton, born 07 Jul 1819 in Belmont Co., OH; died 30 Sep 1850.

        149          vii.    Thomas Edgerton, born 26 Nov 1821; died 01 Sep 1847.

 

 

        28.  James4 Edgerton, Jr. (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 22 May 1788 in Wayne Co., NC39, and died 28 Feb 1828 in Somerton, Belmont Co., OH40,41.  He married Anna Hall 10 Apr 181042,43, daughter of Joseph Hall and Christiana Peele.  She was born 14 Jun 1795 in Edgecombe Co., NC44, and died 25 Aug 187645.

 

Notes for James Edgerton, Jr.:

From Meet the Edgertons, by J. Howard Binns: "During the

winter of 1827-28 as serious epidemic, probably typhoid fever, swept through the Quaker community in Belmont County, Ohio, where James and Sarah Edgerton and their children had settled, causing the death of six members of this family, including the mother.  It was called by some

'Edgerton Fever', since so many of the Edgerton family were its victims. Besides the deaths of the members of the above family which occurred within a period of four months, two of James Jr.'s sons, Joseph and Nathan, as well as some others in the neighborhood were taken by the same epidemic."

 

More About James Edgerton, Jr.:

Census: 1820, Wayne Township, Belmont County, Ohio

 

Notes for Anna Hall:

From Meet the Edgertons, by J. Howard Binns: "Richard and

James Edgerton married sisters, Mary and Anna Hall.  They were the

daughters of Joseph and Christiana Peele Hall who had moved with their

family from Edgecomb County, North Carolina to Jefferson County, Ohio, in

1802. They settled in the neighborhood of Harrisville, Ohio, in Short

Creek Monthly Meeting.

"The following account written by Anna Walton, relates the adventures

of the Joseph Hall family during and after moving from North Carolina to

Harrison County, Ohio.  It was told to her by her grandmother Anna (Hall)

(Edgerton) Conrow.

"As a little girl of seven Anna Hall moved with her family from North

Carolina to Ohio.  Her parents, Joseph and Christiana Peele Hall, were

comfortably settled on a farm in Edgecomb County, North Carolina, and

friends there plead with them not to undertake the hazards and

discomforts of the long journey.  Their consciences, however, were uneasy

with the use of slave labor.  They wished their children to grow up in a

country free from its effects, and when the Northwest Territory was

opened on such terms as made settlements practicable for small landowners

they resolved to remove thither.  Joseph Hall and one of his older sons

went out to Ohio on horseback in the spring of 1802, purchased a

considerable acreage near what is now Harrisville, Ohio, raised a log

cabin and barn, and returned to North Carolina for the rest of the

family.

"The wife and mother, Christiana, who was a semi-invalid, made the

trip of some 600 miles in a two-wheeled cart, lying on a feather bed

slung hammock-wise from the four posts.  They had two other carts of

their own and had besides engaged a neighbor to accompany them, bringing

most of their household goods and supplies.  Unfortunately, he had been

paid in advance, so that when, in the last stage of the journey, they

encountered a teamster homeward bound, the neighbor unloaded their

possessions in the woods six miles from the new home and left them to

shift for themselves.  This was the more difficult as they were among the

first settlers in that part of Ohio, and were obliged to cut down trees

and make a road part of the way.

"In due time they arrived safely, and wintered in the log shelters

previously erected for themselves and their livestock.  The two buildings

had been located near two convenient springs of fresh water.  The choice

of the home spring was a fortunate one though entirely accidental.  One

morning when the weather was beginning to feel warmer, Anna, my

grandmother, was walking around the barnyard among some loose cornstalks.

Feeling something move under her foot, she looked down and saw a

rattlesnake still torpid from the winter cold.  When the men

investigated, they found a cave in the rocks above the barn spring which

contained 60 rattlers.  Had the home been built where the barn was

located, it seems likely that that someone in the family would have been

bitten before the danger was discovered.  As it was, seven year old Anna

never forgot the time she stepped on a live rattler and escaped unharmed.

"In the year 1810, when she still lacked two months of being fifteen

years old she was married to my grandfather, James Edgerton.  She had

been her father's housekeeper since she was eleven years old when her

delicate mother had passed away.  James Edgerton was at this time

twenty-two, a minister in the Society of Friends, and a man of such

settled character and reputation that Joseph Hall was entirely satisfied

with the engagement, especially as he himself was in poor health and felt

concerned to see that this youngest of his daughters should be suitably

provided for.  His approval as well as his affection is evidenced by his

making a trip to Wheeling with her to purchase a wedding dress.  After

she had selected a simple white cotton material which he purchased, he

himself chose a peach-bloom silk of which he bought enough to make both a

dress and bonnet to match.  Anna, although so young, had already reached

her mature height.  She was straight and tall with auburn hair and must

have been a striking figure in her beautiful costume with short sleeves

and long gloves up to her elbows, and bridal slippers on her feet.

"The meeting house at Short Creek was made of logs and was heated by

a charcoal brazier which rested on a central stone.  As the wedding was

on the 10th of the Fourth Month (April), artificial heat was still

required and Grandmother used to tell with quiet humor about the sermon

that was preached over her on her wedding day.  At that time a Welsh

Friend, Mary Wichel, was traveling through Ohio on a religious visit.

Hearing of the intended marriage of so young a girl, she expressed her

disapproval and being present at the ceremony, preached about the 'proud

and haughty daughter of Zion.'  When she was questioned afterward as to

what she had meant she replied, 'It was because of the way the bride

switched her dress around the charcoal brazier.'  In telling us the

story, Grandmother used to add that Mary Wichel herself had been married

in ther 90th year and that it always seemed to Grandmother 'just as bad

to marry in one's second childhood as in one's first.'  After the wedding

feast, Anna Hall Edgerton rode Pillion behind her husband to her now home

in Somerton, passing by forest paths through what is now Barnesville,

(Ohio).

"At one time Grandfather Edgerton was bitten by a copperhead snake.

As she ran to the neighbors for help, his wife must have remembered the

time years before when she had stepped on a poisonous snake and got away

unharmed.  Acting on the advice of older and more experienced women, she

put the warm flesh of a newly killed chicken on the wound.  He husband

recovered but was ever afterward conscious of discomfort at the same time

of year as that when he had been bitten.

"Eight children were born to Grandfather and Grandmother, five

daughters and three sons.  Grandfather had built a two-story brick house

with a central hall but had not yet nailed down the floor in the living

room when he was seized with a mortal illness.  A terrible epidemic

passed over that part of Ohio with fatal consequences in many homes.

Grandfather and his two oldest sons died, as did also an adopted boy whom

they had taken to raise.  *** Written by Anna Walton.

"Here we have a portrayal of animated, young, auburn haired Anna Hall

Edgerton, married at the age of fifteen, widowed at 33, with eight

children, some of whom were quite small, two of whom died within 10 days

of the death of their father.  The six remaining ones grew to maturity

under Anna's careful guidance and became progenitors of prominent

families in the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends.  Ten years after the

death of James Edgerton Anna married Darling Conrow."

 

More About Anna Hall:

Burial: Unknown, Stillwater Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio45

Census: 1850, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio

       

Children of James Edgerton and Anna Hall are:

+      150             i.    Rachel5 Edgerton, born 07 Jul 1811 in Ohio; died 22 Aug 1893.

        151            ii.    Joseph Edgerton, born 25 Mar 181346,47; died 07 Mar 182847,48.

 

More About Joseph Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Somerset Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio

 

        152           iii.    Nathan Edgerton, born 25 Nov 181549,50; died 01 Mar 182850,51.

 

More About Nathan Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Somerset Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio

 

+      153           iv.    David Edgerton, born 09 Dec 1817 in Belmont Co., OH; died 01 Jun 1904 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

+      154            v.    Abigail Edgerton, born 29 Sep 1820 in Belmont Co., OH; died 12 Jan 1900 in Iowa?.

+      155           vi.    Rebecca Edgerton, born 10 Sep 1822 in Belmont Co., OH; died 07 Aug 1880.

+      156          vii.    Mary Edgerton, born 12 Oct 1824 in Belmont Co., OH; died 29 Jan 1902.

+      157         viii.    Sarah J. Edgerton, born 19 Dec 1826 in Belmont Co., OH; died 05 Feb 1911.

 

 

        31.  John4 Edgerton (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)52 was born 27 Aug 1795 in Wayne Co., NC53, and died 07 Jan 1869 in Lecompton, KS.  He married Zilpha Doudna54 13 Oct 1816 in Stillwater Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, daughter of John Doudna and Sarah Knowles.  She was born 24 Jan 1796 in Wayne Co., NC55, and died 15 May 185856.

 

Notes for John Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 15 of "Meet the Edgertons" by J. Howard Binns (1970):

 

 

John and Zilpha (Doudna) Edgerton lived in Belmont County, Ohio until 1835 when the family moved to Morgan County, O., near Chesterhill, which remained their home and that of many of their descendants for many years.

 

 

More About John Edgerton:

Census: 29 Jun 1860, Marion Township, Morgan County, Ohio56

       

Children of John Edgerton and Zilpha Doudna are:

+      158             i.    Abijah5 Edgerton, born 26 Aug 1817; died 28 Aug 1847.

+      159            ii.    Elizabeth Edgerton, born 07 May 1819 in Belmont Co., OH; died Unknown.

+      160           iii.    James Edgerton, born 26 Jul 1823 in Belmont Co., OH; died 22 Jan 1892 in Chesterfield, OH.

+      161           iv.    Asenath Edgerton, born 09 Feb 1825 in Belmont Co., OH; died Unknown.

+      162            v.    Richard Edgerton, born 07 Apr 1827 in Belmont Co., OH; died 21 Aug 1899.

+      163           vi.    John Edgerton, Jr., born 19 May 1829 in Belmont Co., OH; died 30 Dec 1911.

+      164          vii.    Sarah Edgerton, born 08 Jun 1833 in Belmont Co., OH; died 12 Jun 1857.

        165         viii.    Mary Edgerton, born 03 Aug 1837; died Unknown.

 

 

        32.  Joseph4 Edgerton (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)56 was born 10 Sep 1797 in Wayne Co., NC56, and died 29 Oct 1865 in Keokuk Co., IA56.  He married (1) Charity Doudna56 02 Apr 1818 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH57,58, daughter of John Doudna and Miriam Hall.  She was born 16 Jul 1799 in Wayne Co., NC59,60, and died 02 Dec 185560.  He married (2) Anna M. Stratton60 24 Apr 185760, daughter of Joseph Stratton and Sarah ?.  She was born 09 Jan 181860, and died 28 Jan 189760.

 

Notes for Joseph Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, pages 15-16:

 

 

 

Zilpha Doudna, wife of John Edgerton, was a daughter of John Doudna, and Charity Doudna, wife of Joseph Edgerton, was a granddaughter of the same John Doudna. The story of John Doudna's unusual life has been narrated in various family histories and on account of his many descendants being involved in this genealogy perhaps it may not be out of order to relate here, very briefly, his early history.

 

When a small boy he was kidnaped by sailors and kept at sea to grow up a sailor. Explanations of how he was kidnaped vary, but all seem to agree that his home had been in England, that he was too young to know anything about his family except that his father's name was Henry Doudna and his mother's name was Elizabeth. He lived the life of a sailor which, of course, was a rough one, until he was a young man.

 

A shipwreck at sea resulted in John Doudna and two companions being marooned on a small island for some time until eventual rescue by a passing ship which landed them on the North Carolina shore. Here he found a home and employment, eventually became a Quaker and married Sarah Knowis (or Knowles) a girl of fifteen who was the daughter of the man who first gave him employment. In their North Carolina home they reared a family of fourteen children. In 1805 he and his family moved to Belmont County, Ohio, where he died three years later. The descendants of John Doudna, the kidnaped boy, are now so numerous it would be impossible to closely estimate their great number.

 

Joseph Edgerton was a minister of great prominence in the Society of Friends. His travels in religious service took him to many parts of this country and England in a day when travel was difficult and involved excessive exposure to all kinds of weather.  With extreme dilligence he followed

what he felt were the demands of his conscience in carrying out his religious duties.  A journal of Joseph Edgerton, compiled from his original manuscripts by his daughter, Eunice Thomasson, was published in 1885.  It relates accounts of his extensive travels.

 

Anna M. (Brantingham) Edgerton died in 1897 in her 80th year.  Having been twice married to widowers with large families, and having had five children of her own, an

unusually large number owned her maternal relationship, there being in the various families of children and step children about 270 who called her 'Mother' or 'Grandmother', including several great grandchildren and

some great-great-grandchildren."---Jesse Edgerton's Genealogy.

 

 

More About Joseph Edgerton:

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

 

More About Charity Doudna:

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

       

Children of Joseph Edgerton and Charity Doudna are:

        166             i.    Miriam D.5 Edgerton, born 04 Oct 1819; died 20 Aug 1821.

+      167            ii.    Eunice Edgerton, born 18 Nov 1821 in Belmont Co., OH; died 12 Jan 1916 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

+      168           iii.    Achsah Edgerton, born 10 Nov 1823 in Belmont Co., OH; died 04 Jun 1859.

        169           iv.    Lydia Edgerton, born 26 Aug 1825; died 10 Dec 1843.

+      170            v.    Martha Edgerton, born 02 Mar 1827 in Belmont Co., OH; died 07 Oct 1857.

+      171           vi.    James Edgerton, born 26 Dec 1828 in Belmont Co., OH; died 30 Sep 1907 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

+      172          vii.    Joseph Edgerton, Jr., born 18 Nov 1830 in Belmont Co., OH; died 26 Sep 1915 in Langhorne, PA.

        173         viii.    William Edgerton, born 02 Nov 1832; died 19 Dec 1835.

+      174           ix.    Mary E. Edgerton, born 30 Jun 1834 in Belmont Co., OH; died 03 Dec 1909 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

+      175            x.    John Edgerton, born 06 Feb 1836; died 05 Apr 1872 in Coal Creek, Keokuk Co., IA.

+      176           xi.    Nathan Huntley Edgerton, born 23 Aug 1838 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; died 24 Oct 1932 in Agness, Curry Co., OR.

        177          xii.    Isaac Edgerton, born 29 May 1842; died 16 Apr 1847.

+      178         xiii.    Jesse Edgerton, born 12 Jul 1845; died 11 Mar 1924 in Damascus, OH.

 

       

Children of Joseph Edgerton and Anna Stratton are:

+      179             i.    Walter5 Edgerton, born 21 Sep 1858; died 11 Oct 1930.

        180            ii.    Sarah Edgerton, born 13 Aug 1860; died 16 Feb 1887.

+      181           iii.    Rachel Edgerton, born 05 Feb 1862 in Winona, OH; died 05 May 1931 in Winona, OH.

 

 

        33.  William4 Edgerton (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)61 was born 28 Nov 1799 in Wayne Co., NC62, and died 06 Dec 1827 in Belmont Co., OH63.  He married Sarah Foulke 30 Oct 1822 in Plainfield Friends Meeting, St. Clairsville, OH, daughter of Isaacher Foulke and Jane ?.  She was born Nov 1799, and died 11 Nov 1869.

 

Notes for William Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 16 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

This family lived in the vicinity of Barnesville, Ohio, until after William's death during the typhoid epidemic of 1827-28. After this his widow and daughters moved to St. Clairsville which was their home the remainder of their lives.

 

 

More About William Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Captina, Belmont County, Ohio64

       

Children of William Edgerton and Sarah Foulke are:

        182             i.    Jane5 Edgerton, born 19 Oct 1823; died 06 Feb 1915 in St. Clairsville, OH.

        183            ii.    Bathsheba Edgerton, born 28 Jun 1825; died 14 Jul 1848 in St. Clairsville, OH.

        184           iii.    Ann Edgerton, born 26 Feb 1827; died 10 Jan 1907 in St. Clairsville, OH.

 

 

        35.  Sarah4 Edgerton (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)65 was born 14 Nov 1801 in Wayne Co., NC65, and died 28 Feb 186165.  She married William Mott65 02 Aug 1821 in Stillwater Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio66,67.  He was born 29 Mar 1790 in New Jersey68, and died 01 Mar 187068.

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and William Mott are:

+      185             i.    Daniel Milhouse5 Mott, born 19 Sep 1822; died 07 Jun 1892.

+      186            ii.    Mary Mott, born 17 Feb 1825; died 19 Oct 1859.

+      187           iii.    James Edgerton Mott, born 15 Dec 1826; died 20 Nov 1867 in Roxbury Township, Morgan Co., OH.

+      188           iv.    Richard Mott, born 09 Nov 1828 in Ohio; died 25 Oct 1912 in Iowa.

+      189            v.    Gershom Mott, born 28 Nov 1830; died 30 Aug 1887 in Coal Creek, Keokuk Co., IA.

+      190           vi.    George W. Mott, born 27 Jun 1834; died 13 Feb 1898.

+      191          vii.    Asher Mott, born Oct 1834 in Ohio; died Unknown.

        192         viii.    Eleanor Mott, born Abt. 1839; died 09 Apr 1857.

 

Notes for Eleanor Mott:

age 18 at death

 

More About Eleanor Mott:

Record Change: 22 Dec 2001

 

+      193           ix.    William Mott, born 23 May 1841; died 13 Nov 1870.

 

 

        37.  Walter4 Edgerton (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)68 was born 06 Aug 1806 in Belmont Co., OH69,70, and died 02 Oct 1879 in Minneapolis, MN70.  He married (1) Rebecca Cox 09 Nov 1826 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, daughter of Joseph Cox and Elizabeth ?.  She was born 23 Feb 1807 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 15 Mar 1862 in Spiceland, IN.  He married (2) Eliza Chalfant70 25 Aug 1869 in Green Plain Meeting, Ohio70.  She was born in Clark Co., OH?, and died 13 Mar 188470.

 

Notes for Walter Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 16 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Walter Edgerton and his wife and small son William moved from Ohio to Wayne County, Indiana, in 1829.  For a year he taught school at Milford in Wayne County.  Several of the older pupils in the school had gone as far in their books as he had, so it was only by hard study and 'diligent use

of the tallow dip' that he was able to keep ahead of them and keep them from knowing how close a race it was.  Later, through his efforts at self improvement, he became an unususally well informed man for the times, with strong convictions and unwavering principles.  An ardent

abolitionist, he aided many an escaped slave although his house was not a regular stop on the Underground Railroad.

 

Walter Edgerton wrote many articles of great force for anti-slavery publications and others.  Some of these articles were of so much force as to be denied publication.  He eventually headed the Anti-Slavery Society of Friends which for a few years was separated from the main body of Friends.  During the separation he was clerk of this body the most of the time if not all.  He wrote a book on this subject entitled 'The History of the Separation', a book whick is now rare and probably found only in museums or collections of old Quaker literature.

 

In 1836 the family moved to Spiceland, Indiana, in Henry County. Soon after moving there Walter had a broken hip and as the break would not hold with ordinary splinting, it resulted in his being crippled the remainder of his life.  The Edgerton home in Henry County stood about two miles noth of Dunreith. The original house of logs no longer stands. The present house, a few rods north of the old home, is still an attractive farm house, having been remodelled at least once since it was occupied by the Edgertons. It is situated on what was then the main road between Dunreith and Spiceland.

 

A booklet published at the time of the Spiceland Centennial, 1938, contains an item which reads as follows:

 

"1838--Our Hoosier school master, Walter Edgerton, who has lived here for only a year, having kept school at Milford, Indiana, during the year prior to his removal here, takes no offense at being called a 'rank abolitionist.' If he insists the wrongs of the oppressed race he freely admits that he is in full sympathy with the workings of the Underground Railroad and does not deny that he ever loses an opportunity to oil the machinery of the 'railroad in any way possible.'"

 

An editor's note added to this: "Edgerton's remains lie buried in the new Spiceland Cemetery. His tombstone bears the single line: 'A friend of the oppressed.' All honor to his memory."

 

Walter Edgerton died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while on a lecture tour, and was buried in the Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. His two wives and his son William and wife are also buried there. ...

 

 

 

More About Walter Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Circle Grove Cemetery, Spiceland, IN

       

Children of Walter Edgerton and Rebecca Cox are:

        194             i.    William5 Edgerton71, born 04 Nov 1827; died 12 Feb 1904.  He married Caroline Osborne 16 Sep 1850 in Economy, IN; born 04 Feb 1831; died 08 Sep 1917.

 

Notes for William Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 30:

 

 

William Edgerton was a man of strong and forceful character, devoted to the cause of anti-slavery, prohibition, and all lines of reform or religious work, and a writer of much literature of this nature. His wife, Caroline, was a partner with him in all of this work, and a consistent worker for temperance and the W.C.T.U. He was a progressive and enterprising farmer held in high esteem in his community. William and Caroline Edgerton lived in Henry County, Ind. Their home, a large brick house, situated on what was then the main highway between Spiceland and New Castle, still stands. South of the house is the field where William is said to have grown the first crop of alfalfa in Indiana. The present owner of the home tells that some of the fine peonies which William purchased in Cincinnati are still to be found on the grounds around the house.

 

More About William Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

        195            ii.    Sarah Edgerton71, born 05 Aug 1830 in Wayne Co., IN; died 22 Dec 1924 in Amboy, IN.

 

Notes for Sarah Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 30:

 

 

Sarah was never married. Foster mother of Oscar Fellows. Her unusually fine herd of Jersey cattle produced the cream from which Sarah churned the butter which she exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. When moving to Amboy, late in life, she took her Jerseys with her. Most of her life was spent in the Spiceland Community.

 

More About Sarah Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Amboy Friends Cemetery, Amboy, IN

 

 

        39.  William4 Musgrave (Rebecca3 Edgerton, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 17 Nov 179172, and died Unknown.  He married Avis Pike 17 Nov 1813 in Contentnea Monthly Meeting, Wayne Co., NC72, daughter of Nathan Pike and Rachel Maudlin.  She was born 10 Oct 179772, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for William Musgrave:

The following is quoted from page 17 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

This family apparently moved from North Carolina to Indiana about 1828. Memberships taken to Honey Creek meeting, Howard County, Indiana.

       

Children of William Musgrave and Avis Pike are:

        196             i.    Rebecca5 Musgrave, born 06 Mar 1815; died Unknown.

        197            ii.    Jonathan Musgrave, born 19 Dec 1816 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown in Indiana.

        198           iii.    James Musgrave, born 17 Aug 1819 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown in Indiana.

        199           iv.    Elizabeth Musgrave, born 17 Aug 1819 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown in Indiana.

        200            v.    Nathan Musgrave, born 29 Dec 1822 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown in Indiana?.  He married Rachel Gibbons 23 Jan 1844 in Vigo Co., IN; died Unknown.

        201           vi.    Charity Musgrave, born 09 Feb 1825 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown in Indiana?.

        202          vii.    William Musgrave, Jr., born 07 Nov 1827 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown in Indiana?.

 

 

        46.  William4 Colyer/Collier (Ann3 Edgerton, Thomas2, Thomas1)73 was born 02 Oct 1805, and died Unknown.  He married Temperance Garris 14 Oct 1824 in Contentnea Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Joshua Garris and Chasey ?.  She was born 1799, and died 09 Aug 1879.

       

Children of William Colyer/Collier and Temperance Garris are:

        203             i.    Micajah5 Colyer/Collier, born 27 Dec 1825; died Unknown.

        204            ii.    Samuel Colyer/Collier73, born 11 Mar 1827; died Unknown.  He married Patience Fulghum; died Unknown.

        205           iii.    Martha Colyer/Collier, born 16 Jun 1829; died Unknown.  She married William Pike 13 Nov 1858; died Unknown.

 

 

        48.  Namon4 Colyer/Collier (Ann3 Edgerton, Thomas2, Thomas1)73 was born 29 Aug 1810, and died Unknown.  He married Piety Jane Edgerton, daughter of William Edgerton and Mary Pike.  She was born 13 Jun 1819 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 21 Jun 1873 in New Salem, IN.

 

Notes for Namon Colyer/Collier:

The following is quoted from page 17 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Records of Friends Meetings indicate that this family transferred membership to Pleasant Plain M.M., Jefferson County, Iowa in 1848.

 

More About Piety Jane Edgerton:

Residence: 1848, Transferred membership to Pleasant Plain Friends Meeting, Jefferson Co., IA

       

Children of Namon Colyer/Collier and Piety Edgerton are:

        206             i.    William Penn5 Colyer/Collier, died Unknown.

        207            ii.    Richard Colyer/Collier, died Unknown.

        208           iii.    Achsah Colyer/Collier, born 23 Nov 1839; died Unknown.

        209           iv.    Silas E. Colyer/Collier, born 02 Sep 1842; died Unknown.

 

 

        56.  Nathan4 Edgerton (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 01 Nov 1809 in Wayne Co., NC74, and died 24 Mar 1881 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Arcada Pike 09 Feb 1832 in Wayne County, North Carolina, daughter of Jonathan Pike and Sarah Griffin.  She was born 01 Jan 1817 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 14 Oct 1878 in Wayne Co., NC.

       

Children of Nathan Edgerton and Arcada Pike are:

        210             i.    Charity D.5 Edgerton, born 10 Oct 183375; died 16 Jun 1907 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.  She married (1) William Henry Joyner 08 Aug 1860 in Princeton, Johnston Co., NC; born 06 Jan 1830; died 21 Jan 1891 in Princeton, Johnston Co., NC.  She married (2) Thomas Turner Oliver 16 Dec 1891; born Aug 1837 in Pine Level, Johnston Co., NC; died 21 May 1903.

 

More About Charity D. Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

More About Thomas Turner Oliver:

Burial: Unknown, Oliver family plot, Pine Level, Johnston Co., NC

 

+      211            ii.    Rev. Jonathan Thomas Edgerton, born 01 Jan 1835 in Wayne Co., NC; died 10 Apr 1897 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC.

+      212           iii.    Amanda Melvina Edgerton, born 21 Aug 1836; died 15 Mar 1873.

+      213           iv.    Capt. James Bryant Edgerton, born 07 Jul 1837 in Wayne Co., NC; died 07 Jun 1926 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

+      214            v.    Exum Pike Edgerton, born 25 Dec 1839 in Wayne Co., NC; died 05 Apr 1906 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      215           vi.    Richard Washington Edgerton, born 12 Oct 1841 in Wayne Co., NC; died 13 Jun 1913.

        216          vii.    William Henry Edgerton, born 22 Feb 184375; died Unknown.

        217         viii.    Absilla J. Edgerton, born 22 Feb 184375; died 08 Feb 1864.

+      218           ix.    Phoebe Evelyn Edgerton, born 29 Aug 1845 in Wayne Co., NC; died 27 Oct 1912 in Davenport, OK.

+      219            x.    Elijah Griffith Edgerton, born 22 Aug 1847 in Wayne Co., NC; died 20 Nov 1902 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      220           xi.    Orpha Apcilla Edgerton, born 20 Dec 1849 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      221          xii.    Zilphia Edgerton, born 16 May 1852 in Wayne Co., NC; died 09 Jun 1921 in Johnston Co., NC.

+      222         xiii.    Enoch Hannan Edgerton, born 21 May 1854 in Wayne Co., NC; died 11 Jul 1916 in Wayne Co., NC.

        223         xiv.    Sufferance Edgerton, born 30 Mar 185675; died 27 Jul 1856.

+      224          xv.    Peninah Ann Eliza Edgerton, born 19 Apr 1859 in Wayne Co., NC; died 06 Oct 1922 in San Antonio, TX.

+      225         xvi.    Geneva Arcada Edgerton, born 22 Sep 1861 in Wayne Co., NC; died 13 May 1956 in Kinston, NC.

 

 

        58.  William4 Edgerton (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 24 Mar 1814 in Wayne Co., NC76, and died 18 Nov 1882 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Charlotte Pike 09 Feb 1833 in Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Jonathan Pike and Sarah Griffin.  She was born 19 Feb 1815 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 24 Jan 1894 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

Notes for William Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 17 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

William and Charlotte (Pike) Edgerton established their home in a community about ten miles northwest of Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC near his father's homestead. All of their children were born there. Some time before the Civil War, William built a cotton factory at Lowell, North Carolina, and moved his family there. This was their home until he retired from business about 1881 when they moved to a location near Goldsboro where they could be near their son Lazarus Edgerton and daughter Talitha Edgerton Hodgin. Here William and Charlotte Edgerton died and were buried in the Nahunta Friends Cemetery.

 

More About William Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

Occupation: Cotton manufacturer--built a cotton factory at Lowell, Johnston Co., NC.77

 

More About Charlotte Pike:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

       

Children of William Edgerton and Charlotte Pike are:

+      226             i.    Elizabeth Virginia5 Edgerton, born 24 Mar 1834 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      227            ii.    Sarah Ann Edgerton, born 13 Sep 1836 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC; died 21 Jul 1903 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC.

+      228           iii.    Mary Jane Edgerton, born 07 Jan 1838; died 03 Oct 1880.

+      229           iv.    William Robert Edgerton, born 16 Feb 1840; died Unknown.

+      230            v.    John Henry Edgerton, born 27 Mar 1842 in Wayne Co., NC; died 16 Jul 1907 in North Carolina.

+      231           vi.    Gabriel Griffin Edgerton, born 27 Nov 1844; died 07 Sep 1897.

+      232          vii.    Lazarus Exum Edgerton, born 20 Nov 1846 in Wayne Co., NC; died 17 Dec 1906.

        233         viii.    Martha A. Edgerton, born 03 Sep 1849; died 26 Aug 1866.

+      234           ix.    Annie Mariah Edgerton, born 08 Jun 1852 in Wayne Co., NC; died 27 Jul 1900.

        235            x.    Frances T. Edgerton, born 11 Jul 1854; died 15 Sep 1868.

+      236           xi.    Talitha Octovo Edgerton, born 17 Mar 1857; died 09 Dec 1920.

 

 

        59.  Sarah4 Edgerton (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 07 Jul 1816 in Buck Swamp Township, Wayne Co., NC78, and died 31 Jan 1872 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC78.  She married Lazarus Pearson Abt. 1835 in Wayne Co., NC, son of Ichabod Pearson and Elizabeth Bradbury.  He was born 01 Jan 1814 in Wayne Co., NC79, and died 15 Mar 1865 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC80.

 

Notes for Sarah Edgerton:

From "Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal," Volume 25, edited by Samuel Rhoads, Enoch Lewis:

 

 

PEARSON.—On the 31st of 1st mo., 1872, Sarah Pearson, widow of Lazarus Pearson, in the 55th year of her age; a member and Elder of Nahunta Monthly Meeting, North Carolina. Her close was peaceful.

 

More About Sarah Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, corner of Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Roads, Wayne Co., NC

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)

 

Notes for Lazarus Pearson:

The following information about Lazarus and Sarah Edgerton Pearson, his brother Jonathan, and other family members  is better given by quoting Lazarus' great-granddaughter, Ruth Pearson Harper (1901-1985), in her book "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700-1981" (1982), pages 45-51:

 

In 1837 Ichabod (Pearson) II gave Lazarus a farm of 220 acres on Black Creek where he lived until 1842. Then Lazarus bought 1618 acres in Johnston County at Coonsboro, about five miles north of Selma, and lived there about eight years. Then in the early 1850's he moved back to Wayne where he bought about 1000 acres, part of the John W. Sasser estate, on the south side of Little River at Pearson Bridge. Later he bought about 200 acres more.

 

Lazarus and Sarah were the first persons buried in the Pearson Cemetery to have marble tombstones erected by the family.

 

On 3-10-1849 Lazarus and six children--John Thomas, Emory, Nathan, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary--were received on request by Contentnea MM (Nahunta). He was the only child of Ichabod II who became a member of a Quaker meeting before the Civil War. Perhaps Sarah had been a member all the time; evidence that the practice of disowning members for marrying outside the church was being relaxed; maybe Lazarus was considered a Quaker at heart.

 

Lazarus and Sarah were very interested in education and sent their children to New Garden Boarding School (Guilford College 1888). In 1861 Lazarus was appointed to the Board of Trustees. He resigned from the board in 1865, a few weeks before his death.

 

They brought up their children in a religious atmosphere. They held fast to Quaker principles even at the risk of unpopularity in an unfriendly society of slaveholding secessionists. Two sons, Ichabod Emory and William Lazarus, were ministers of the gospel.

 

For a more detailed account of their lives we are indebted to "Southern Heroes" by Fernando Cartland (1895; out of print). Certain parts have been summarized for this history of the Pearsons in Civil War times.

 

In Wayne County there were about sixty families of Friends. All were members of either Neuse or Nahunta meetings (Contentnea MM was laid down in 1863). These substantial citizens who owned no slaves were ostracized and disliked by their slaveholding neighbors, but they were respected because of their moral worth and their financial prosperity.

 

They were early suspected of holding Union sentiments, and strong efforts were made to induce them to support seccession and later the Confederacy. Attempts were made to make soldiers of those who were opposed to fighting. The properyt of some Quakers was confiscated; then these men were sent to prison where they fared badly.

 

Lazarus was above the age for conscription. He was one of the managers of the Underground Railroad organized by Levi Coffin, a northern abolitionist. For that he was always suspect, though not much could be proven about his help for a runaway slave.

 

His brother Jonathan was not a member of Nahunta MM, but he held the same opinions about slavery. In 1854 he proposed to set free the family of Negroes, those formerly owned by Ichabod II, and to send them to Ohio. Being satisfied with their living conditions and also fearful, they refused to accept freedom. Lazarus advised him not to hold them, but he could see no other way. He was also strongly opposed to secession. He was not molested until the Second Conscription Act of September 1862, which called for all able-bodied men  under forty. Jonathan lacked six months of forty. Not willing to be captured, he slipped away to the Friends community at Rich Square in Northampton County. The next summer he slipped back home when he heard that his twin children had typhoid fever, but he did not attend the funeral. In late November 1863 he was betrayed by one of his Negro men who had been both threatened and offered rewards. He was sent to Camp Holmes at Raleigh and from there to the Confederate Army on the Rappahannock.

 

Lazarus soon went to Virginia to secure his release, if possible. He took food and clothing--two suits of homespun and a pair of shoes. He made arrangements for Jonathan to pass the Confederate pickets on December 31, 1863. Jonathan started to wade the river but had to swim the Rappahannock to keep from freezing. He reached the Union lines and was soon sent to prison in Washington. His Uncle William Pearson of New Sharon, Iowa secured his release through a congressman from Iowa. However, this statement does not coincide with his military record. About a year after he left home his family escaped by the Underground Railroad and joined him in Iowa. Finally, in 1874 he joined Nahunta Meeting.

 

Four letters found in the collection of the Joseph L. Pearson family relate to these events. Two letters by Jonathan and one by Lazarus were addressed to John Bacon Crenshaw, outstanding Quaker minister at Richmond, Va., who had visited Friends meetings in Wayne County. During the war he was very helpful to those who refused to fight or were already in prison as conscientious objectors. After the war John B. Crenshaw returned these letters to the Pearsons. Lazarus wrote from Goldsboro and Jonathan wrote from the Confederate Army camp on the Rappahannock in Virginia.

 

The first letter from Jonathan is dated 12-3-1863. The English is very poor, but this is the message he conveyed: He is in Confederate camp near Orring (?) Courthouse (probably Orange, Virginia) and has been assigned to the 6th North Carolina Regiment. It is going very badly with him to be there as he is a man of peace and wishes to be at peace with all men. He is waiting to be confronted by the officers. He says he wrote Crenshaw a letter when he was a prisoner at Raleigh. He thinks the letter did not go through and wants advice as to the best course of action.

 

The second letter is dated 12-6-1863 and this is the message: The officers say he should carry his gun and have had it tied to him all day. They tell him he is no Quaker and has no chance of exemption. He must bear arms. They tie the gun on him and force him to walk by the bayonet. He has to take his gun or be shot, but they would not ask a Quaker to do it. If he will give no more trouble after he has been drilled, for conscience's sake, they will assign him to an ambulance; thus he will do camp service but no shooting.  He wants Crenshaw's advice about what to do. It is the Sabbath, so they are doing nothing to him. His address: Private Jonathan Pearson, Co. I, 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Hoke's Brigade, Early's Division, Ewell's Corps, Richmond, Va.

 

The third letter is from Lazarus. The spelling and grammar are poor but the meaning is clear. Since schools were very scarce in Lazarus' youth and the terms very short, we must overlook these academic faults.

 

                                     Gouldsboro, N.C. 12 mo 7th, 1863

Dear Friend J.B. Crenshaw

 

After being at thy house about 2 weeks ago on account of my Brother Jonathan Pearson and after leaving of Richmond it seemed as though I had done all that I could of done I field anctious that thee would go to General Preston at the Bureau of Conscripts and git them affidavits that was directed to the War Department in the favor of my Brother and take care of them until thee can think it a proper time to attend to his case. I returned to Camp Homes (Holmes) near Raleigh and saw my Brother he told me that he had for years believed Friends principles to be right and he so far had stood firm and intended to do so let consequences be as they might though he had slaves it was through pity to them and not profit to himself I had a letter from him the last part of last week. He said he was going to be sent to Virginia and was told he was assigned to the 6th North Carolina Ridgerment but did not no the officers. Neither did he no where the ridgerment was but had heard some man say that he believed it was in Richmond now if thou will be so kind as to git his papers and go to his Ridgimental officers and find them to be men  of fielding as I hope they are and they will take the opportunity of giving them a fair consideration I am fully of the opinion that they will send him home it is asking almost too much of thee but thou noist thy reward is sure. Please write me whether thee can find my brother or not and what is thy prospects.

 

Thy Friend Lazarus Pearson

 

A note on the reverse side (already given) reads: "My ouldest Brother Solomon to Tennessee about the 1856 he was an unusual strong Union man Will thou pleas while about the prisons in Richmond try and learn if ther are any man ther by the name of Sollomon Pearson from Tennessee. I thought since I left that it might be the case that he had been taken and cared ther with others."

 

The fourth letter is from Jonathan's Uncle Jonathan Pearson to his brother William who lived at New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa. This letter is a very difficult one, and the puzzle as to where Jonathan was when he wrote has not been solved. The envelope is missing and the inside address is missing; nowhere did he say where he was living. We know that he went to Ohio as a lad. From the biography of William we learn that William went along with his sister and her family, and it is logical to assume that both boys went along. Jonathan and William were both in Champaign County, Ohio, in 1817 when he was designated William's attorney in the sale of William's land in Wayne County. Where Jonathan and the Collier family went eventually is very uncertain. However, Wilbur Pearson, cousin of Electra Pearson of Ranger, Texas, and now deceased, told her that Jonathan went to Wisconsin. The genealogy gathered by William L. and Emory Pearson says that the Colliers went to Michigan or Wisconsin.

 

This letter is dated 4-24-1864. Jonathan speaks of a letter from William dated 4th mo. 13 which he received "last evening the 23rd." (The fact that the letter took ten days to arrive seems to indicate that he lived far from William.) He says that he is glad to hear that J. Pearson is with William and is mending. He understands that his situation is now bad and that he needs some help. He asks William to please call on B. Stanton to let J. Pearson have some of his own money if he has any of it where he can get it handy. William is to do what is right and charge him with it.

 

He goes on to say that he expects to be there (Iowa?) next yearly meeting if he is able to travel, although his health is very poor all the time. "Old sister Margaret lives some thirty miles from us now and she was waiting for me when I got here." He says he went home with her and Sidney Mack and Wm. Colyer and stayed about a month and has not seen her since. She is thought to be failing and is about 76 (actually 78). He plans to go to Indiana soon and be there about a month. The name of a place to send a letter is illegible. He would like to know how much family Jonathan has and whether he has heard from them or not. "Nothing more at present only my love to you all Jonathan Pearson to Wm. Pearson and family and J. Pearson."

 

The military record of Jonathan Pearson is given in "The Pearsons: 10th-20th Century" by Eugene Jefferson Pearson of High Point, NC (1978). Jonathan was enrolled November 13, 1863, at Raleigh by Colonel Mallette. On the Company Muster Roll for January and February the remark was made: "Deserted camp near Raccoon Ford, Virginia, about 1st of January 1864."

 

He was listed among the prisoners of war at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. He was captured at Raccoon Ford January 6th, 1864, says he was arrested by the Cavalry Corps and sent in by Provost Marshal Cavalry Corps. "Rebel Deserter." The Oath of Amnesty was sworn to and subscribed to at Washington on March 22, 1864. He was described thus: "Complexion dark, hair black, eyes dark, hgt. 5'5"." From this record it is established that he did not remain long in New York, for the letter of William Pearson to his brother Jonathan dated 4-13-1864 shows that he had already arrived in Iowa, a matter of about three weeks after he took the oath in Washington. Jonathan answered William's letter on 4-24-1864, the day after he received it.

 

Another letter in this collection was written by Gideon Macon 10-29-1864 from the Shenandoah Valley. He has been under guard nearly all the time. Some have told him the guard will shoot him, but he will die rather than bear arms. They get very little food and he has been sick for a week or more. He wants John B. Crenshaw to see if there is any chance for him to pay the tax. (A man could be exempt from military duty by paying $500 to the Confederate government.) He can't have any satisfaction of mind there. He wants a prompt reply and some postage stamps. He gives his address as New Market, Va. Paper was very scarce, so he wrote on a torn shee

 

I have no idea who Gideon Macon was, but the sentiments expressed in the letter show again that men of conscience fared badly if they were unwilling to pay the exemption tax which was used to pay a substitute. In my opinion Jonathan was able to pay the tax but was too stubborn to do it.

 

Here we return to "Southern Heroes": "Lazarus Pearson, in his opposition to the war, was one of the most outspoken and prominent men among the Friends of Contentnea Quarterly Meeting...He could not join in the recriminations against President Lincoln and Vice-President Hamlin. He emphasized the necessity of peace, and when asked his opinions, declared that the agitators of secession were teaching the people an error. When told by these people that they would 'soon starve out the North,' he replied that he had traveled North and knew that they  'might as well try to starve a rat in a well-filled smoke-house.' He said: 'We need their products much more than they need ours.' When told that the mulattoes in the North helped elect Lincoln, he replied that the mulattoes were the sons of Southern slaveholders, and that 'the son should be esteemed as the father.' When home-guards were being appointed and volunteers were being mustered, he and his friends wisely kept silent. But it was remembered that many had been careful to vote as Lazarus Pearson did, and that many looked to him for advice as to what they should do in these troublesome times. He soon received a letter saying

'We see from your actions that you are against us. You must either change your opinions, leave the country, or abide by the consequences. (Signed) MANY CITIZENS OF FORK TOWNSHIP.' Lazarus Pearson's grandfather was a Friend. His father was not, and was a slaveholder. Lazarus had been received into membership with Friends at his own request, and fully shared their views upon slavery as well as war. In the settlement of his father's estate, years before, he had refused to accept any slaves. As a planter he had succeeded without them. He had purchased from a slaveholder a large cotton plantation in Fork Township, Wayne County, N.C., and had been obliged to suffer various indignities from the neighboring slaveholders on account of his principles. He was called a 'Quaker abolitionist,' and said he ought to be banished to Massachusetts, the worst place they could then think of. The letter above referred to was recognized as being in the handwriting of a neighbor who had before sent him insulting messages. Lazarus Pearson showed it to the vigilance committee and others of the homeguard, asking what he had done for which he should leave his home. Of course they claimed to know nothing of the letter, or any reason why he should leave their midst. At the May term of county court, which was held soon after at Goldsboro, the supposed author of the letter, with a mob which he led, gathered about Lazarus Pearson and asked concerning it whether he had compared it with any of his writing. Lazarus calmly answered in the affirmative. The man denied the writing of the letter, but confessed to the sentiment, and with others began upbraiding him for his allegiance to the United States. He refused to recant his principles. They tried to hang him; he demanded to be taken to the central part of town so that all could see the show. Some men spoke for him, some against, and they so disagreed that all finally dispersed. Warned not to return to Goldsboro, he went back three days later.

 

For more than a year after this harrowing experience he thought seriously about leaving the South, but finally was convinced that he should stay there to help the oppressed. His home was one of the main stations of the Underground Railroad. Being general manager for that section, he had to be very guarded in his movements. 

 

Another time he was surrounded by a mob in Goldsboro, insulted and hit on the cheek. He calmly said: 'The Master bade us turn the other cheek also. If need be, I am willing to suffer for my principles.'" Some friendly men had their hands in their pockets, ready for action, so nothing more was done to him.

 

"Lazarus Pearson was not a man likely to provoke insult, but he had the courage of his convictions and would not flinch from what he believed was right...His influence was felt wherever he was known, and men learned to rely on him...He often said that he was satisfied that it was the will of God for him to remain in the South, but he longed to see the end and the Union saved. He labored unceasingly, often making exposing and dangerous journeys, aiding others to obtain exemption."

 

The main route of the Underground Railroad was from Goldsboro to Rich Square in Northampton County, then across the Chowan River to Norfolk. Another route was from the Pearson home forty miles by buggy to Newbern and then by foot the rest of the way. Most of the traveling was done by night.

 

Sarah Pearson and daughters kept the house open and helped hide men when necessary. The two youngest boys, William Lazarus and Joseph, did their part by carrying loads of farm produce at night with a person concealed underneath. Usually they were successful because nobody suspected these young boys of being a part of the scheme.

 

Lazarus and his family were very active in giving relief to the many hungry people who roamed the country toward the end of the war. All these exertions taxed his powers of endurance; he came down with typhoid fever and died March 15, 1865, just three weeks before surrender. The day after his funeral the last battle was fought at Bentonville just across the line in Johnston County. It was a pity that he did not live to see the war ended and the preservation of the Union he loved so much.

 

Then began the raids upon the homes of citizens by both Union and Confederate soldiers who took everything in sight and searched for more. The colonel of a Pennsylvania regiment was shown papers and letters proving the Union sentiments of the Pearson family. He stopped the destruction of property and told the soldiers to take only what was needed for that meal. The good luck lasted only a short time and great numbers of troops came later. Many hungry soldiers cared naught for Quaker principles; they said they had to live and the family should be thankful if their buildings were not burned.

 

Sherman's Army remained about 20 days in Goldsboro while Sherman was on business in Washington. When the Yankees and Confederates had taken everything they could and moved on, the Pearsons brought two horses from the thicket. Two thousand pounds of pork, hidden under the floor of the smoke house, was dug up. They were far more fortunate than many of their neighbors. They never had to appeal for help or to accept rations issued by the United States government. A large portion of the population was left destitute.

 

Eight years later the estate of Lazarus Pearson was paid $1600.00 in settlement of a valid claim for $3000.00 and interest for provisions, horses, cattle, etc. taken by the Union Army from a true patriot. This settlement actually amounted to no more than the interest on the debt. In spite of this the family was fortunate.

 

As soon as the Baltimore Association of Friends came to the relief of the Quakers, they quit calling on Uncle Sam. Richard M. Janney and Sarah Smiley, a Friends minister, were agents for the Association. They arrived in Goldsboro early in June 1865 to bring medicines, clothing, shoes, and sundry articles, and to ascertain the needs.

 

The original manuscript of Sarah Smiley's "Jottings of a Journey" was transcribed about 1974 by Mr. Theodore Perkins of Greensboro. A native of Wayne County, he was at that time librarian of Elon College. Sarah Smiley described in much detail the journey with R.M. Janney by government transport from Norfolk to Morehead City and from there by train to Goldsboro. Around Goldsboro there were appalling scenes of devastation and acute human distress.

 

After inquiring how to find the Quaker neighborhood, an army officer ordered a wagon and an escort of 15 men to take them there. Just then they met some young Quaker women who invited them to attend monthly meeting at Neuse the next Sabbath Day.

 

When they finally reached the home of Jesse Hollowell across the Neuse River five miles south of Goldsboro, they really learned how the Yankees had taken or destroyed nearly everything. Most families had to get government rations in Goldsboro. Sarah Smiley was glad she had brought her own towel, for the Hollowells had none. They had hoe-cake (cornbread) and a little pork for supper, yet they were surprisingly cheerful. Jesse Hollowell, a highly respected man who knew the circumstances of various families, helped her in the distribution of supplies.

 

The following day they went by army mule and cart to monthly meeting at Neuse, five miles away over the sand. Attendance was remarkably good; some had walked ten miles. Sarah Smiley preached and then William Cox, whose wife was a sister of Sarah Edgerton Pearson, preached a long evangelical sermon. They had late dinner at Needham Jinnett's; there they heard many stories of the last battle at Bentonville.

 

The next day, First Day, Jesse Hollowell guided them to Nahunta in the northern part of the county. They stopped at the home of Lazarus Pearson. She told of Elizabeth Pearson who had made every effort to prove to the Union officers that the Pearson family was loyal, for her father was no longer there to do it. Then she wrote of the fine character of Edwin G. Copeland and of the poor health of Sallie Pearson Copeland, his wife. That day they called at the home of Nathan Pike and had dinner at the home of Needham T. Perkins, a Friends minister; both lived at Pikeville.

 

Sarah Smiley Massey, born 5-20-1865, daughter of Levi Hollowell and Avis Coleman Massey, was named for the lady preacher. She became the wife of John Newlin Pearson, a grandson of Lazarus and Sarah Edgerton Pearson.

 

Sarah Smiley and R.M. Janney returned to Baltimore via Raleigh and Greensboro. Stopping over at New Garden Boarding School, they visited leading Quaker families of Guilford County. Along with the much appreciated food and other items, Sarah Smiley always included a religious tract in the bundle.

 

On page 59 of the Pearson book, Mrs. Harper concludes her chapter on the Lazarus Pearson family as follows:

 

There are two extant photographs of the children of Lazarus and Sarah Pearson. The first one, from the collection of John Newlin Pearson, shows the six surviving children. It was made after the deaths of Mary and Richmond in 1867 and Joseph in 1870 and before the death of John Thomas in 1877. It is the only picture of John Thomas. (Actually, there is another one of Thomas alone in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Esther Edgerton Allen of Virginia Beach, VA, which Bryan Godfrey copied in August, 1999.)

 

The second one, sent by Elizabeth Jenkins Beery, from the collection of her grandmother, Emily P. Smith, shows five of the children and some nephews and nieces. Dicena Pearson is seated center front. Emory, Nathan, and William L. are standing in the back according to age as in the first picture, left to right. Seated on the porch are Joseph and Mary Deans Pearson with two children, John Thomas II and Annie Beatrice, a babe in arms. Annie was born in January 1886 and this dates the picture as the summer of 1886. Sallie Copeland and Elizabeth Pearson are seated in front of their three brothers. On the left of the sisters are standing two young women. I take them to be Emily Pearson and Mary Achsah Pearson, Dicena's daughters. Emily was then about 21 and Mary hardly 12 but well developed and dressed like a young lady. In the very back, as if he were not intending to be in the picture, is William E. Pearson (Willie). Since the names were not written on the back, it has been sort of a mathematical problem to decide who they are. I hope I've named them correctly.

 

 

 

Below is a biography of George H. Huffman, whom Lazarus helped out during the Civil War:

 

 

Huffman, George H.

Company G, Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry

Grand Army of the Republic

In the spring of 1863 he enlisted in Company G, Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, under Captain William Prickens and Colonel Capron, in General Sherman's army. His first service was around Knoxville, Tennessee, from whence he went to Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain, served around Atlanta and Macon, and participated in the famous "March to the Sea.'' At Mulberry Creek, Georgia, he was taken prisoner by the enemy, and was confined for eight months and seven days in various Confederate prisons. He was at the terrible place of confinement at Andersonville, and when removed to Charleston he and his fellow-prisoners suffered the dangers and agony of mind of being under the bombardment of their own troops. He was then taken to Florence, South Carolina, and eventually to Goldsboro, North Carolina, and from the latter place succeeded in making a daring escape. From eight hundred to one thousand men were under the supervision of three lines of guards, the prisoners' camp being located near a pine woods. Mr. Huffman discovered that a large pine tree had fallen over the line of the wall, and during the night climbed into the branches, and under the cover of darkness worked his way out. At nine o'clock he found himself in a ravine, and during that day managed to place three miles between himself and his pursuers. He was then hidden by Lazarus Pearson, a Quaker farmer, at whose home he remained for seven days, when he was given the Friend's exception papers, for which the good man had paid the Confederacy the sum of five hundred dollars. With Henry Preston, a fellow-refugee, to whom had been given the Quaker's son-in-law's papers, and accompanied by Pearson's two daughters, Mr. Huffman then went through the Confederate cavalry lines. Later, at Wilmington, North Carolina, with William Pickens and a Mr. Cox, Mr. Huffman was again captured with a gang of recruits, but during the next day managed to, get away at Newbern, which was held by the Union forces. From thence he went to Annapolis and safety, and was sent from that point to the barracks at Camp Butler, where he was mustered out of the service in the spring of 1865. At the beginning of his career Mr. Huffman served as a scout for the Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, the Fifth Iowa Cavalry and the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, and while engaged in this service in Carroll county, Tennessee, received a wound in his right thigh which many years later developed into a large tumor, which it was necessary to remove.

Ref: History of Southern Illinois, page 734

 

 

 

 

 

More About Lazarus Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, corner of Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Roads, Wayne Co., NC

Cause of Death: typhoid fever

Census 1: 15 Jun 1860, Fork District, Wayne Co., NC. Value of real estate--$16000; value of personal estate--$1000.

Census 2: 1850, District #7, Johnston Co., NC. Value of real estate--$2672.

Comment 1: 1895, Biography  in Cartland's "Southern Heroes: The Friends in War Time"

Comment 2: Served on New Garden Boarding School Board of Trustees 1861-65

Comment 3: Was a station manager on the Underground Railroad

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)-joined Contentnea Friends Meeting 10 Mar 1849

Military: N/A-was above the age for conscription; not conscripted unlike brother Jonathan

Occupation: Planter; had drained two lowlands; succeeded without slaves

Personality/Intrst: Was a staunch Quaker abolitionist and pro-Union-was threatened several times by slaveholders and Confederate sympathizers

Property: Abt. 1850, Purchased John W. Sasser estate in Fork Twp., Wayne Co., NC-home still standing

Residence: Wayne Co., NC; Coonsboro, Johnston Co., NC (1842-50); Fork Twp., Wayne Co., NC

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and Lazarus Pearson are:

+      237             i.    John "Thomas"5 Pearson, born 21 Mar 1837 in Wayne Co., NC; died 29 Oct 1877 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC.

+      238            ii.    Sarah A. Pearson, born 25 May 1838 in Black Creek, present-day Wilson Co., NC?; died Abt. 1920 in Lamar, Prowers Co., CO?.

+      239           iii.    Ichabod "Emory" Pearson, born 18 May 1839 in Black Creek area of Wilson Co., NC?; died 01 Jun 1919 in Lamar, Prowers Co., CO.

+      240           iv.    Nathan Thomas Pearson, born 20 Sep 1840 in Coonsboro (near present Selma), Johnston Co., NC?; died 11 Feb 1923 in Madge Township, Washburn Co., WI?.

        241            v.    Elizabeth F. Pearson, born 20 Aug 1842 in near Selma, Johnston Co., NC?; died 24 Jul 1927 in Colorado Springs, CO.

 

Notes for Elizabeth F. Pearson:

The following is quoted from Ruth Pearson Harper in "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700-1981" (1982), pages 54-56:

 

Elizabeth Pearson of the reddish hair never married. Her photographs show that she was an attractive woman. She attended New Garden Boarding School and became a teacher. She lived with the family of Joseph L. Pearson until the fall of 1887 when she left for Iowa. On 5-14-1898 Nahunta MM recorded the following minute: "Elizabeth Pearson of Ackworth, Iowa, requests her right of membership and the meeting grants her request." It is quite certain that she taught in Ackworth Academy, a Friends school in Warren County directly west of Oskaloosa. William was then a professor at Penn College, and Emory was living there too.

 

A letter from Elizabeth to Joseph and Mary Pearson written 12-3-1913 tells more about herself and the Copelands. Ellen, who married Harry Feast 4-17-1913, was living in Lamar and Elizabeth was living with them; she was then 71. She mentioend living in a different part of town before Ellen's husband bought a house. Between 1913 and 1919 Ellen and Harry moved to Colorado Springs.

 

In the 1913 letter Ellen's oldest brother, Charles Fox Copeland, is casually mentioned as being there  to help with the chickens and rabbits. Henry Copeland and wife had no children. They were in "independent circumstances" and living in a large stone hotel built by his young wife and her family, who were Seventh Day Adventists. Evidently they lived in Lamar, for Elizabeth mentioned that they were very kind to her and sister Sallie. By this time Edwin Copeland has passed on.

 

Ellen and Harry took Elizabeth with them to Colorado Springs. Ellen was employed by a large department store. Elizabeth helped with the housework, tended the chickens, and kept tab on Theodore, Julia Copeland's young son who stayed with Ellen so that he could get the benefit of the city school. On her 77th birthday in 1919 Ellen made a snapshot of Elizabeth feeding the chickens.

 

Occasionally she would write a letter to the John N. Pearson family in the old-fashioned script featuring the "long s." Her writing was very fine and hard to read. In 1923 when she was 81, she sent me, Ruth Pearson Harper, a copy of Edgar A. Guest's "A Path to Home," bound in red leather, for my graduation from Guilford College. For the wedding of Minnie Pearson to Hugh Ashley Tuggle in 1913 she sent a silver sugar spoon. Joseph and Mary Pearson said that Minnie was very much like Aunt Elizabeth. My own parents used to comment on my hair: "Just like Aunt Lizzie's." Auburn is the word.

 

She died in 1927 of the diseases of old age: arteriosclerosis with chronic nephritis at almost 85.

 

The Quaker preacher, Sarah Smiley, paid a tribute to Elizabeth in her "Jottings of a Journey." She said this about her First Day visit to Nahunta Meeting and the difficulties in getting there:

 

"We passed through a great many lanes to reach the house of our friend--and the house once seen, was recognized as formerly belonging to a large slaveholder. The house was quite surrounded with the Negro quarters. We were kindly welcomed. The daughters of the hostess possessed a great deal of native refinement, and were truly lovely. They had been, and I suppose still were, quite wealthy. But a southern home does not give the Northern indications of wealth and the privations of war had told on them. The oldest daughter at home, Elizabeth, had acted with remarkable wisdom upon the arrival of Sherman's Army. She did not know how far asking for a general would compromise our principles--and she was not willing in any event to surrender these or to go counter to what her father would have counseled. But as the soldiers began their work, she made her way to the commanding officer and invited them to the house that she might prove their loyalty--as if that sweet face were not proof enough of her truthfulness. They came and she showed them letters--rebel orders of arrest, etc.--till they were satisfied and promptly checked the pillaging. Yet a good deal had been taken by the stragglers. They had often received and fed our poor prisoners (Union soldiers) escaping from Charlotte and helped the flight of refugees. One of the daughters (Mary) was away at Boarding School at New Garden. The son-in-law (Edwin Copeland) was a young man of superior character and intelligence. He had belonged to a Union league throughout the war.

 

On the death of Elizabeth in 1927 Harriet E. Pearson, Emory's widow, was the informant for the death certificate. Her address was the same as Ellen's, so it is safe to assume that Ellen had given her a home since Emory's death. She died 1-14-1953 at the age of 96 or 97. The informant was E.J. McNettan who may have been a relative of the Copelands. She had lived in Denver for three years but was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. All this is evidence of how people formerly cared for aged family members in their homes before the advent of government programs designed to take care of everybody.

 

More About Elizabeth F. Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Lamar, CO or Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO

Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis & chronic nephritis

College: attended New Garden Boarding School (now Guilford College) at Greensboro, NC

Comment 1: never married

Comment 2: 1898, was teaching at Ackworth, IA, probably at Ackworth Academy, a Friends school

Comment 3: 1913, was living at Lamar, CO with niece Ellen Copeland Feast

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)

Event: 1887, moved to Iowa

Occupation: teacher

Residence: Wayne Co., NC; Iowa; Lamar & Colorado Springs, CO

 

        242           vi.    Mary M. Pearson, born 01 Feb 1847 in near Selma, Johnston Co., NC?; died 29 Oct 1867 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Mary M. Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, Wayne Co. at Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Rds

 

        243          vii.    Rev. Dr. William Lazarus Pearson, born 04 Jul 1849 in Coonsboro (near present-day Selma), Johnston Co., NC; died 26 Oct 1935 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.  He married (1) Nancy Greaves 01 Jan 1895; born Jul 1853 in Massachusetts; died 02 Nov 1918 in Saratoga Springs, NY81.  He married (2) Alice G. Lewis 1922 in Tokyo, Japan; born 10 Oct 1871 in Iowa; died 22 Aug 1964 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

Notes for Rev. Dr. William Lazarus Pearson:

The following is quoted from Ruth Pearson Harper in "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700-1981" (1982), pages 56-59:

 

William Lazarus Pearson, the seventh child of Lazarus and Sarah, said once, "I discovered America on July 4, 1849." The family was living at Coonsboro in Johnston County. When he was very young his parents moved to the plantation at Pearson Bridge on Little River. He was not destined to be a farmer.

 

William was the only real scholar of the tribe. After his early training at New Garden Boarding School, he got his A.B. at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana. Then he taught for four years, being principal of a boarding school in Indiana in 1875-76 and of Southland College, a Negro school in Arkansas in 1876-77. This was a Friends school, a home mission project.

 

In the fall of 1879 he entered Princeton University where he received his M.A. in 1880. In 1881 he graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and was awarded the Hebrew Fellowship for study in Germany. Four years of intensive study of Semitic languages followed, first at the University of Berlin and then at the University of Leipsic where he received his Ph.D. in 1885. In those days when Germany was so admired for its technological achievements and its academic thoroughness, that was the preferred place for advanced study.

 

These four years of study and association with the greatest theologians of the time had a marked influence on his thinking and later teaching. In a period when criticism of the Bible and discrediting portions of it were the fashion, he came to value the Scriptures and their message more highly as he studies them in the languages in which they were written. During this time he visited Palestine and adjacent regions. He also formed lasting friendships. William was recorded a minister in 1881 by Nahunta Monthly Meeting. The next year on 4-2-1882 Contentnea Quarterly Meeting in session at Nahunta recorded the following minute: "There was produced to this Meeting a minute from Nahunta Monthly Meeting relative to our friend William L. Pearson who is presently sojourning on the continent of Europe in the German Empire recommending him to the Christian care and oversight of Friends and others with whom his lot may be cast, which was endorsed by this Meeting."

 

Three years later on 7-25-1885 the minutes of Contentnea Quarterly Meeting included the following: "Our friend William L. Pearson returned to this meeting the minute granted to him on 4th mo. 22, 1882, and informed me that he had been kindly received by Friends and others wherever he had been and gave a brief account of his travels."

 

In 1886-87 he was pastor of Minneapolis Friends Meeting. Then he accepted the recently established Alumni Chair of Modern Languages at William Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa. After four years he was given permission to raise all funds to pay for his own salary and to support a Biblical department. His ambition was to develop an educated Friends ministry, although Quakers were not at that time eager to support Bible schools and seminaries. They had not yet recovered from their early distrust of professionally trained ministers. Since the level of education in America was still quite low, educated preachers were still not a requirement in most rural churches. For 15 years he continued to suppoer himself and the department by gaining the support of Friends in the East and especially in Philadelphia. He even went to England and Ireland in 1894 to solicit funds.

 

William resigned his position at Penn College in 1906 and then established the Biblical School at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. He retired in 1917.  He published four books on religious subjects: "The Prophecy of Joel: Its Unity, Its Aim, and the Age of its Composition" (1885), "Notes on the Sacraments" (1898), "Studies in the Life of Christ" (1904), "A Syllabus of the History of New Testament Times" (1900).

 

One of his concerns was the need for more uniformity in the disciplines of the various yearly and local meetings of the Society of Friends. After he had assisted in the revision of the Discipline of Iowa Yearly Meeting, this discipline was very useful in the revision of the Uniform Discipline of the Society of Friends which was adopted by the Five Years Meeting in 1902.

 

He proposed the establishment of some kind of organization whereby the Friends could act in unity; he got it set up and was a delegate to the meetings in 1892 and 1897. Out of this organization came the Five Years Meeting to which he was a delegate in 1912. There resulted a split over the Uniform Discipline and the Five Years Meeting. The Progressives belong to the Five Years Meeting and employ pastors and have church music. Some meetings and some individuals refused to change and are called Conservatives; they still have "unplanned" meetings for worship and have no pastor. In North Carolina Progressives are far more numerous; the Conservatives are still strong at Rich Square, and have their own yearly meeting and are affiliated with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

 

International peace was another subject that interested him deeply, and he wrote often to promote it. After he retired he devoted much time to develop cooperation among denominational colleges in Kansas.

 

His first marriage was to Nancy Greaves of Newburgh, NY on 1-1-1895 when he was 45 years old. She died in 1919. In 1922 he crossed the Pacific to marry in Tokyo, Japan, Alice G. Lewis, a Philadelphia Friends missionary. When she retired in 1924, they settled in Pasadena, California. He died suddenly 10-26-1935 and was buried in Pasadena. In memory of Uncle William's one hundredth anniversary, she published in 1949 his biography in a booklet, "In Memoriam." Alice Lewis Pearson sent copies to the relatives in Wayne County and elsewhere. The small photograph shows that he was distinguished looking. He had a high forehead, a full beard, and snow-white hair, and was tall. That is how he looked on his last visit to Wayne County in 1920.

 

His pet project was simplified spelling, but the phonetic form was never adopted. His letter to me, Ruth Pearson Harper, as I was about to sail to Europe in 1928 illustrates perfectly the system and also gives his comments on his extensive travels.

 

                                     2110 Kirkwood Avenue

                                     Pasadena, California

                                     June 2, 1928

Miss Ruth Pearson

My Dear Niece

 

Permit me to congratulate yu on the fine summer tour yu ar about to take. I shud like to take it with yu, especially if my dear Alice cud go. If only one of us cud go, it shud be she, as she has not crost the Atlantic, and I hav six times. Only once did I cross the Channel and return, but I went to the Near East from Germany, Feb. to May, 1884. I returned to England later in 1894 and in 1901. I hav always regretted I did not visit Suthern Italy and had all too short a visit at Paris, May 1885................

 

I did not have the privilege of seeing Suthern Europe or Suthern Italy. I went from Germany via Munich (in Bavaria), across Northern Italy to Venice, wher I had three days, and our German party gathered at Triest, whence we sailed for Alexandria. On later visits to England I saw all parts of it (nearly) and also visited Edinburg and Glasgow. In my August vacation out of Berlin University I was twelv days in Switzerland and climbed three high mountains and ascended a fourth by cog road. Yu will cross my path at various points but will hardly recognize my tracks! At Lucerne yu will be shown the famous figure of a lion, "the Lucerne Lion." But don't fail to see the glacial wels a few steps from it, which many tourists never see. They are 10 or 12 feet deep and drild out by water whirling the great stone around.

 

I'm sure yu wil hav a deliteful tour and the enjoyment of it wil remain with yu all yur life, particularly if you read history, as every educated person shud do to extend one's education.........

 

With every good wish for a most pleasant and profitable tour, in which Alice joins me.

 

                                     Truly yur Uncle

                                     William L. Pearson

 

All this was written in a bold hand with a stub pen, the kind that Emory used too; their handwriting was quite different from Elizabeth's. Needless to say I was very happy to get this letter when our party went on board the "Olympic." My father had suggested that Uncle William, more than anybody else, would like to know of my upcoming European tour.

 

This quotation comes from the last page of the biography: "William Pearson was never a popular man. The causes he championed were not popular. Whether it was simplified spelling, or international peace, or sound Biblical interpretation--none of these was popular. But he never became embittered, though he suffered at times the loneliness of a Jeremiah whose messages were unheeded. Many a student in financial straits was quietly helped in his time of need; many an invalid was cheered by his letters or brief visits; many a discouraged Christian was given hope and courage by his understanding and helpful words. His loving spirit craved the friendship so often denied him, but he loved the Lord with all his heart."

 

Uncle William was greatly admired by John N. Pearson and others to whom he wrote occasional letters. He was, I think, very much in love with learning, for in an address he would always put the college degrees after the name; back in those days degrees were rather uncommon. Surely he burned much midnight oil to get from a farm in Reconstruction times to a Ph.D. from a German university. We can rejoice the efforts he made to improve the education of Friends ministers have borne fruit a hundred fold and more.

 

This ends the quoted information from Mrs. Harper's Pearson genealogy. William and his brother Emory began corresponding with one another and with distant cousins concerning the Pearson family tree, beginning around 1915. His correspondence was preserved by his widow Alice, who in 1945 mailed these letters to William's great-niece, Minnie Pearson Tuggle of Keysville, Virginia, daughter of Joseph Lazarus and Mary Deans Pearson. Shortly before her death, she passed these on to her niece, Kathryn ("Kitty") Pearson Turner of Chatham, Virginia, who in turn insisted in 2000 that they be guarded by Bryan S. Godfrey of Richmond, Virginia, a great-grandson of Joseph Lazarus Pearson and Virginia Perrow Pearson. He has copied these letters and is storing the originals in a fireproof safe. The main cousins with whom William and Emory corresponded were Dr. William Alanson Bryan of Honolulu, Hawaii, Linny Myrtle Modlin McMullen of Ada, Ohio, and Margie Kirby James of Kane, Pennsylvania. When Ruth Pearson Harper was working on her Pearson genealogy, Kitty Turner mailed her copies of these letters and also letters written by Lazarus and Jonathan Pearson during the Civil War, which she also gave to Bryan Godfrey.

 

More About Rev. Dr. William Lazarus Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pasadena, CA

Census 1: 1930, Los Angeles Co., CA. Value of real estate--$7000. In household were wife Alice (58), nieces (probably Alice's nieces) Mary H. Perkins, Margaret F. Perkins, Virginia Perkins, and Dorothy R. Perkins, and his great-nephew, William E. Feast (15).

Census 2: 1900, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA. Listed with wife Nancy and nephew Charles M. Pearson. Occupation--Biblical professor.

College 1: Bef. 1880, A.B.-Earlham College at Richmond, IN; M.A.-1880-Princeton University

College 2: 1885, Received PhD at University of Leipsic in Germany-went there on Hebrew Fellowship

Comment 1: No children by either marriage

Comment 2: Established Biblical School at Friends University, Wichita, KS

Comment 3: Taught at William Penn College at Oskaloosa, IA

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)

High School: Attended New Garden Boarding School (now Guilford College) at Greensboro, NC

Occupation: Quaker minister and professor of theology

Personality/Intrst: Author of 4 theological treatises; advocate of simplified spelling & world peace.

Residence: Minneapolis, MN; Oskaloosa, IA; Wichita, KS; Pasadena, CA

 

More About Alice G. Lewis:

Comment: wrote biography of husband William in 1949, entitled In Memoriam

Occupation: Friends missionary from Philadelphia

 

        244         viii.    Joseph D. Pearson, born 17 Oct 1851 in Wayne Co., NC?; died 25 Sep 1870 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Joseph D. Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, Wayne Co., NC at Gurley Dairy Road and Capps Bridge Road

 

        245           ix.    Richmond M. Pearson, born 05 Oct 1855 in parents' home on old John W. Sasser estate on Little River, Fork Twp., Wayne Co.; died 09 Oct 1867 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC.

 

Notes for Richmond M. Pearson:

Richmond was probably named for the distinguished North Carolina jurist, Judge Richmond Mumford Pearson, although there is no known connection between these two Pearson families.

 

More About Richmond M. Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, Wayne Co. at Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Rds

 

 

        60.  Absilla4 Edgerton (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 03 Oct 1818 in Wayne Co., NC82, and died 29 Sep 1858 in Wayne Co., NC.  She married William Cox, Jr. 29 Jan 1834 in Contentnea Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of William Cox and Sarah Pike.  He was born 26 May 1812 in Wayne Co., NC83, and died 25 Feb 1875 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About William Cox, Jr.:

Burial: Unknown, Bethany  Friends  Cemetery, Wayne County, North Carolina

       

Children of Absilla Edgerton and William Cox are:

        246             i.    Anna Mariah5 Cox, born 20 Dec 1835 in Wayne Co., NC84; died 30 Aug 1920.  She married Isaac Hammer Cox 10 Sep 1884 in Bloomfield (now Bloomingdale) Monthly Meeting, Bloomingdale, Parke Co., IN84; born 07 Nov 1824 in Wayne Co., NC85; died Abt. 1906 in Wayne Co., NC85.

 

More About Anna Mariah Cox:

Burial: Unknown, Neuse Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

 

More About Isaac Hammer Cox:

Burial: Unknown, Neuse Friends Cemetery, Wayne County, North Carollina

 

+      247            ii.    Nathan Thomas Cox, born 16 Aug 1838 in Wayne Co., NC; died 30 Jul 1907 in Indiana.

        248           iii.    Barney Bishop Cox, born 04 Jul 1841 in Wayne Co., NC86; died 03 Nov 191686.  He married Mary Williams Abt. 1866; died Unknown.

+      249           iv.    Talitha Abigail Cox, born 30 Dec 1842 in Wayne Co., NC; died 10 Aug 1929 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      250            v.    Sophronia Page Cox, born 03 Sep 1844 in Johnston Co., NC; died 03 May 1927 in Randolph Co., NC.

        251           vi.    Sarah Elizabeth Cox, born 09 Dec 1846 in Wayne Co., NC86; died 20 Jul 189587.  She married Nathan James Jinnette 07 Mar 1867 in Neuse Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC87; born 03 Nov 1840 in Wayne Co., NC87; died Unknown.

+      252          vii.    Micajah Cox, born 09 Apr 1847 in Wayne Co., NC; died 15 Apr 1914 in Wayne Co., NC.

        253         viii.    William Rufus Cox, born 05 Apr 1849 in Wayne Co., NC88; died 26 May 191088.  He married Nancy Blackman; died Unknown.

        254           ix.    Levi Cox, born 03 Nov 1850 in Wayne Co., NC88; died 02 Feb 1922 in Kansas88.  He married Anna Jane Cox; died Unknown.

        255            x.    Absilla Cox, born 21 May 1852 in Wayne Co., NC88; died 10 Apr 1855 in Wayne Co., NC88.

        256           xi.    Penninah (Penelope) Cox, born 21 May 1854 in Wayne Co., NC88; died 24 Jun 1854 in Wayne Co., NC88.

        257          xii.    Melvina Cox, born 21 May 1854 in Wayne Co., NC88; died 11 Jul 1854 in Wayne Co., NC88.

        258         xiii.    Zilpha Cox, born 01 May 185688; died Unknown.

        259         xiv.    Mary C. Cox, born 19 Sep 1858 in Wayne Co., NC88; died 22 Oct 1858 in Wayne Co., NC88.

 

 

        61.  Thomas4 Edgerton IV (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 09 Apr 1821 in Wayne Co., NC89, and died 24 Apr 1894 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC or Wayne Co., NC?.  He married (1) Zelpha Pearce 14 Nov 1843 in Johnston Co., NC.  She was born Abt. 1822, and died 1845 in Johnston Co., NC.  He married (2) Sally Wooten 09 Oct 1845 in Johnston Co., NC, daughter of William Wooten and Delana Newsom.  She was born Abt. 1826, and died Unknown.

 

More About Thomas Edgerton IV:

Census 1: 12 Jul 1860, Listed in Johnston Co., NC Census, east of the Neuse River. Occupation--farmer. Value of real estate--$228; value of personal estate--$495. Married to second wife Sally by this time, but a Patience Pearce, age 56, was listed next to them--mother-in-law?

Census 2: 1870, Listed in Beulah Township, Johnston Co., NC. Occupation--farmer. Value of real estate--$524; value of personal estate--$800.

       

Child of Thomas Edgerton and Zelpha Pearce is:

+      260             i.    Joseph Gray5 Edgerton, born 01 Dec 1844 in Wayne Co., NC; died 15 May 1916 in Boon Hill Township, Johnston Co., NC.

 

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Sally Wooten are:

        261             i.    Zillia5 Edgerton, born Abt. 1846; died Unknown.  She married ? Woodard; died Unknown.

+      262            ii.    William "Leonard" Edgerton, born 30 Apr 1848 in Johnston Co., NC; died 18 Jun 1926 in Buck Swamp Township, Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC.

        263           iii.    Caroline Edgerton, born Abt. 1850; died Unknown.

+      264           iv.    Thomas Oscar Edgerton, born Dec 1852; died 25 May 1929 in Johnston Co., NC.

        265            v.    Menville Edgerton, born Abt. 1857; died Unknown.

        266           vi.    Lucinda Edgerton, born Abt. 1859; died Unknown.  She married Jesse Starling; died Unknown.

        267          vii.    Bethany Edgerton, born Abt. 1861; died Unknown.  She married Barney Ross; died Unknown.

        268         viii.    Absilla Edgerton, born Abt. 1863; died Unknown.  She married Thomas Kirby; died Unknown.

        269           ix.    Martha Edgerton, born Abt. 1867; died Unknown.  She married Ruffin Watson; died Unknown.

 

 

        62.  Zilphia4 Edgerton (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 14 Jan 1824 in Wayne Co., NC89, and died 04 Apr 1901 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC90.  She married Thomas Lancaster Hollowell 25 Sep 1845 in Nahunta Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of Thomas Hollowell and Catherine Lancaster.  He was born 16 Apr 1815 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 16 Jul 1865 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Zilphia Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Hollowell-Massey  family plot, Dudley, Wayne Co., NC90

 

More About Thomas Lancaster Hollowell:

Burial: Unknown, Hollowell-Massey  family plot, Dudley, Wayne Co., NC90

       

Children of Zilphia Edgerton and Thomas Hollowell are:

+      270             i.    Elizabeth5 Hollowell, born 17 Dec 1846 in Wayne Co., NC; died 21 Jan 1923 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

+      271            ii.    William Rufus Hollowell, born 17 Feb 1848 in Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Dec 1912 in Wayne Co., NC.

        272           iii.    Nathan Thomas Hollowell, born 06 Sep 1849; died 11 Sep 1865.

+      273           iv.    Mary Abigail Hollowell, born 04 Nov 1851 in Wayne Co., NC; died 14 Nov 1934 in Guilford Co., NC.

        274            v.    Joseph Gurney Hollowell, born 03 Oct 1853 in Wayne Co., NC; died 01 Mar 1899 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Mary Eliza Cox 09 Oct 1878 in Wayne Co., NC; born 05 Apr 1860 in Wayne Co., NC; died 14 Jan 1929 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Mary Eliza Cox:

Nickname: Mollie

 

        275           vi.    Lindley Murray Hollowell, born 19 Jan 1856; died 06 Nov 1862.

        276          vii.    Zilphia Catherine Hollowell, born 24 Aug 1858; died 18 Nov 1862.

        277         viii.    John Henry Hollowell, born 28 Jul 1861; died Unknown.

+      278           ix.    Richard Lloyd Hollowell, born 08 Jun 1863 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC; died Unknown.

 

 

        64.  Talitha4 Edgerton (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 07 Jun 1830 in Wayne Co., NC91, and died 21 Sep 1855 in Wayne Co., NC.  She married Levi Hollowell Massey 19 Oct 1854 in Nahunta Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of Cogdell Massey and Mary Hollowell.  He was born 18 Oct 1827 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 25 Jul 1911 in near Dudley, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Talitha Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, corner of Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Roads, Wayne Co., NC92

 

Notes for Levi Hollowell Massey:

At the time of her and her husband's accidental deaths from a falling tree limb, Mrs. Ruth Pearson Harper (1901-1985) was working on the genealogy of the family of her maternal grandparents, Levi Hollowell Massey (1827-1911) and Avis Coleman Massey (1834-1917) of Wayne County, North Carolina. The following information on Levi, Avis, and their children is quoted from a draft she prepared on the Massey family.

 

The History and Genealogy of the Levi H. Massey Family of Wayne County, North Carolina

 

The information contained in this account of the Levi H. Massey family has been collected largely by other persons, notably Beatrice and Florence Cox in their "Genealogy of the Jesse James Cox Family of Wayne County, North Carolina," from conversations with relatives, and personal recollections of the writer. William Wade Hinshaw's "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy," Volume I, has been a valuable source, also records done by Theodore E. Perkins.

 

We are unable to go back very far in the Massey family. In Quaker annals Cogdell B. Massey first appears as the husband of Polly Hollowell. He lived at Boon Hill (now Princeton) in Johnston County where he was born November 20, 1803. He died at his home near Dudley, nine miles south of Goldsboro, in Wayne County on May 25, 1865. The date of the marriage is November 20, 1823. On January 10, 1824, Polly Massey was disowned by Contentnea Monthly Meeting for having "married out of unity," which means she married a non-Quaker. Her name is not mentioned again in minutes but transferral of membership of Cogdell B. Massey and son Levi is recorded. It is possible that she never asked to be reinstated after being disowned, or this item was omitted by mistake.

 

They moved to the Massey homestead one mile west of Dudley when their son and only child, Levi Hollowell Massey, was six years old. Levi was born October 18, 1827, and died July 25, 1911. This land had been held previously by two persons, the grantee and another man. It was located near the home of Polly's parents. He bought it, probably in 1834, and it is now the property of two great-grandsons of Cogdell B. Massey, Lloyd and Conard Massey.

 

On February 14, 1835, Cogdell B. Massey and son Levi were received at Neuse Monthly Meeting on certificate from Contentnea Monthly Meeting, which would be about a year after moving to Dudley. In 1841 Neuse Meeting House was moved from the banks of the Neuse in Quaker Neck to higher ground. Cogdell B. Massey was one of eighteen members who subscribed funds for the building which cost $292.85. Finally, in 1860 a stove was installed at the cost of six dollars. Our ancestors had remarkable powers of endurance to ride several miles before they sat down to worship in an unheated meeting house. Neuse was about five miles from the Massey home. The question arises: Did Cogdell B. Massey's parents live near Contentnea first and then move to Johnston County?

 

Later Levi Massey's family moved their membership to Woodland.

 

Polly Hollowell Massey (mother of Levi Hollowell Massey) was the great-great-granddaughter of Samuel Lancaster of England, friend and traveling companion of George Fox [founder of the Quaker faith]. She was also the great-granddaughter of John Hollowell, who came to North Carolina early in the 1700's.

 

On October 19, 1854, Levi H. Massey was granted the right to marry Talitha Edgerton of Contentnea Meeting. They had one son, Thomas Levi, born August 31, 1855. She died September 21, 1855.

 

On April 11, 1857, Levi Massey married again, this time to Avis Coleman, daughter of Elijah and Rachel Cox Coleman of Contentnea Meeting. The Coleman family had large landholdings on Contentnea Creek in what is now Greene County but then Wayne County.

 

Both Elijah and Rachel Cox Coleman died when their children were young, and the kin reared their children. Rachel's brother, Stanton Cox, and wife Sallie took Avis and Peninah under their care.

 

Here the kinship gets involved as far as the Cox family is concerned. Jesse Coleman, son of Elijah Coleman I, had a daughter Sallie, who became on October 18, 1837, the second wife of Stanton Cox. Jesse was also an older brother of Elijah II, the father of Avis Coleman, whose daughter, Talitha Cumi Massey, married Jesse J. Cox, son of Stanton and Sallie Cox.

 

The Massey homestead stood in a grove of elms set back from a narrow sandy road. A tall fence enclosed the house and yard. And in front of the house was another large yard with a tall fence and a wide gate that had to be opened to let wagons and buggies pass through. This large outer yard led back to the barns and stables. Water from the well located at the southeast corner of the house and next to the wash house was brought up by a well sweep--a large beam that worked up and down on a post. It had a hand pole to which a bucket was attached. As the sweep went toward the ground in the field behind the well, it brought up a bucket of water, but it was still a lot of work to fill the horse trough.

 

The six-room house, made of virgin pine and never painted, consisted of three rooms in the middle, a front porch, and two small unheated rooms at each end. Back of the parents' bedroom were a screened open passageway and the kitchen. In the early days everything was cooked in the open fireplace. An iron trammel fastened in the chimney back supported iron pots and kettles. Other utensils sat on the hearth next to the fire. There were bee hives, chicken houses, a garden with a privy, all fenced in, behind the house.

 

Levi Massey lived to be 84. He was in poor health and had given up farming to his son Elijah some years before his death. Rachel and Alice looked after their parents.

 

In early fall of 1907 [Levi and Avis Coleman Massey] celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. There is a large group picture of all the family except Leslie Pearson [their grandson, who was attending Guilford College] and Ethel Massey Watkins, including Elijah T. Coleman [Avis' brother] who came from his home in Bloomingdale, Indiana, for the celebration. He gave beautiful plates to Avis, Rachel, and Alice. Rachel gave her plate to [her niece] Ruth Pearson Harper.

 

Avis lived to be 83. She was blind for a number of years because of cataracts, so she simply sat in her chair. She died of pneumonia. She was very fat; she wore plain dark dresses with full skirt and plain, fitted waist with buttons down the front. In winter she wore, instead of a Quaker bonnet, a black silk bonnet with quilted crown; in summer she wore a similar bonnet of tiny black and white checked silk. The sunbonnet-styled head cover really protected the head in sun and wind during those long buggy rides. In those days when cosmetics were not used by any self-respecting woman, girls worked hard to keep a pretty complexion.

 

People worked very hard in those days. The Civil War period was very hard on Levi and Avis. He had to go to fight in the Confederate Army during the latter part of the war when the battles were raging around Petersburg, Virginia. The Confederate and Union armies came through in 1865, and people had to use their wits to keep from losing everything. In spite of the hard times after the war, Levi and Avis sent their children to New Garden Boarding School as much as they could afford.

 

Avis' sister, Peninah Coleman, married William R. Perkins at Mineral Springs Meeting House (later moved to Woodland) on December 6, 1876. They had one son, Delano F., who frequently came to quarterly meetings at Woodland. Peninah lived with Delano in Wilson (after the death of her husband) who was a railway mail clerk. She died before the golden wedding in 1907.....

 

This is the brief story of our maternal relatives. I'd say that all our Massey ancestors were all very good and highly respected, loyal to the church and all other good institutions, very realistic, down to earth, honest, and more inclined to blame than to brag, that is, they expected excellence as a matter of course and were, therefore, sparing of praise. Hard work was their lot in life and in a way their religion. They cherished education and got as much as they could afford. To pay cash was the only way to do business. They never indulged in tobacco or alcohol, played cards, or had very much fun. Generally speaking, their descendants have followed the path of integrity, though customs and manners have become more relaxed in our day.

 

The same can be said of the Pearson ancestors, though I have never known them quite as well. Perhaps they were more optimistic, aggressive, and warmhearted. Papa was more emotional than Mama and also more affectionate toward the children. He didn't have them under foot all day so he petted them when he was at the house. When I was still a baby he would take me out to see Charlie, the white horse, so they said that he spoiled me. ...

 

 

 

More About Levi Hollowell Massey:

Burial: Unknown, Hollowell-Massey  family plot, Dudley, Wayne Co., NC

       

Child of Talitha Edgerton and Levi Massey is:

+      279             i.    Thomas Levi Edgerton5 Massey, born 21 Aug 1855 in Wayne Co., NC; died 10 Jan 1923.

 

 

        65.  Sally4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1)93 was born 22 Feb 1808 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 29 Jan 1906 in Tullahoma, TN.  She married John Perkins 10 Jan 1829 in Contentnea Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of Jeremiah Perkins and Faithy Lovin.  He was born 15 Sep 1796, and died 20 Dec 1868.

 

More About John Perkins:

Burial: Unknown, Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC

       

Children of Sally Edgerton and John Perkins are:

+      280             i.    Elizabeth5 Perkins, born 19 Dec 1831; died Unknown.

        281            ii.    William Jones Perkins, born 11 Sep 1833; died 20 Aug 1837.

        282           iii.    John Henry Perkins, born 03 Nov 1835; died Unknown.

        283           iv.    Sally Ann Perkins, born 16 Jun 1837; died Unknown.  She married ? Pate 09 Dec 1854; died Unknown.

        284            v.    Elvira Perkins, born 11 Dec 1841; died Unknown in Indiana?.

        285           vi.    Levina Perkins, born 11 Dec 1841; died Unknown in Indiana?.

        286          vii.    Prucy Ann Perkins, born 04 Aug 1845; died Unknown.

+      287         viii.    Needham Samuel Perkins, born 20 Dec 1848; died Unknown.

 

 

        67.  Rebecca4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 07 May 1811 in Wayne Co., NC94, and died Unknown.  She married Matthew Pike 11 Oct 183494, son of Mark Pike and Christian Peele.  He was born 04 Feb 181494, and died 08 Apr 188494.

 

More About Rebecca Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Pikeville, Wayne County, North Carolina

 

More About Matthew Pike:

Census 1: 1850, Neuse, Wayne County, North Carolina

Census 2: 1880, Pikeville, Wayne, North Carolina

       

Child of Rebecca Edgerton and Matthew Pike is:

+      288             i.    James Edgerton5 Pike, born 04 Jan 1836 in Wayne Co., NC; died Jul 1905 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        68.  Christian4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 19 Apr 181394, and died 16 Oct 188294.  She married Micajah Pike 12 Dec 183595, son of Mark Pike and Christian Peele.  He was born 10 Feb 181696, and died Unknown.

       

Children of Christian Edgerton and Micajah Pike are:

        289             i.    Mary5 Pike, born 02 Oct 1836; died 12 Aug 1857.

+      290            ii.    Mark E. Pike, born 29 Nov 1839; died 09 Jun 1915.

        291           iii.    William Pike, born 21 Sep 1841; died 08 Jun 1913 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About William Pike:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, Wayne County, North Carolina

 

        292           iv.    Albert Pike, born 27 Jul 1843; died 22 Jan 1861.

        293            v.    John Pike, born 19 Feb 1846; died Unknown.

        294           vi.    Sally A. Pike, born 24 Apr 1847 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

        295          vii.    Michael T. Pike, born 17 Jan 1849; died Unknown.

+      296         viii.    Christian Pike, born 25 Sep 1853; died 14 May 1927.

 

 

        71.  Piety Jane4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 13 Jun 1819 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 21 Jun 1873 in New Salem, IN.  She married Namon Colyer/Collier97, son of Zachariah Colyer/Collier and Ann Edgerton.  He was born 29 Aug 1810, and died Unknown.

 

More About Piety Jane Edgerton:

Residence: 1848, Transferred membership to Pleasant Plain Friends Meeting, Jefferson Co., IA

 

Notes for Namon Colyer/Collier:

The following is quoted from page 17 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

Records of Friends Meetings indicate that this family transferred membership to Pleasant Plain M.M., Jefferson County, Iowa in 1848.

       

Children are listed above under (48) Namon Colyer/Collier.

 

        72.  Michael4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1)98 was born 30 Apr 1821 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 06 Mar 1894.  He married Chelly Sylavent/Sullivan 08 May 1841 in Contentney Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Jesse Sylavent/Sullivan and Priscilla ?.  She was born 21 Mar 1822, and died 12 Jun 1886.

 

More About Michael Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, Wayne County, North Carolina

       

Children of Michael Edgerton and Chelly Sylavent/Sullivan are:

        297             i.    Nathan Pike5 Edgerton, born 14 Apr 1842; died 20 Feb 1920 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Catherine Aycock 12 Jun 1864 in Wayne Co., NC; born 02 Dec 1848 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC; died 30 Dec 1919.

 

More About Nathan Pike Edgerton:

Name 2: Nathan Pike Edgerton

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, Wayne County, North Carolina

 

+      298            ii.    James Edgerton, born 14 Apr 1842 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

        299           iii.    ? Edgerton, born 27 Jun 1843; died 21 Jul 1843.

+      300           iv.    William Henry Edgerton, born Feb 1846 in Wayne Co., NC; died 24 Nov 1911.

+      301            v.    Joseph Edgerton, born 17 Apr 1847; died 06 Nov 1923.

+      302           vi.    Silas Edgerton, born 08 Aug 1848; died Unknown.

+      303          vii.    Edwin Dock Edgerton, born 30 Oct 1850 in Pinkney, Wayne Co., NC; died 19 Feb 1924 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      304         viii.    Michael Thomas Edgerton, born 05 Dec 1856 in Pinkney, Wayne Co., NC; died 18 Jan 1930.

        305           ix.    Barney R. Edgerton98, born 29 Feb 1864 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.  He married Ida Smith; died Unknown.

 

More About Barney R. Edgerton:

Residence: 1920, Great Swamp, Wayne, North Carolina

 

 

        73.  Mary4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 18 Apr 1823, and died 06 Aug 1867.  She married Larry Sylavant in Wayne County, North Carolina.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of Mary Edgerton and Larry Sylavant is:

+      306             i.    William Andrew Jackson5 Sylavant/Sullivan, died Unknown.

 

 

        74.  William R.4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 15 Sep 182699, and died Unknown.  He married Edna Pike 09 Oct 1847 in Contentnea Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC99, daughter of Mark Pike and Christian Peele.  She was born 17 Apr 182799, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for William R. Edgerton:

The following is quoted from page 19 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

This family lived for a time in Wayne County, Indiana. 7-10-1858 William R. Edgerton, wife and children transferred membership with Friends to New Salem mtg., in Howard County, Ind. 11-12-1864 again transferred to Vermillion Mo. Mtg. Illinois from Honey Creek Mtg., Howard Co., Ind. Living in Howard County, Indiana in 1860 Census. William R. Edgerton listed as Master Wagon Maker.

       

Children of William Edgerton and Edna Pike are:

        307             i.    Ellender5 Edgerton, born 29 Oct 1848 in Wayne Co., IN; died Unknown.

        308            ii.    Eveline Edgerton, born 05 Jul 1851 in Wayne Co., IN; died Unknown.

        309           iii.    Marenda L. Edgerton, born 23 Aug 1852 in Wayne Co., IN; died Unknown.

        310           iv.    Roseanna L. Edgerton, born 03 Jan 1855 in Minnesota; died Unknown.

        311            v.    Alonzo B. Edgerton, born 18 Oct 1858; died 12 Sep 1859.

        312           vi.    Mirah V. Edgerton, born 29 Mar 1860; died Unknown.

 

 

        76.  Edna4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 24 Jul 1830 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 03 Dec 1893.  She married David Peele 03 Jan 1866 in Wayne Co., NC, son of John Peele and Polly ?.  He was born 15 Jun 1825, and died 01 Aug 1898 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About David Peele:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

       

Child of Edna Edgerton and David Peele is:

+      313             i.    Polly Ann Patience5 Peele, born 09 Mar 1873 in Wayne Co., NC; died 05 Oct 1945 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        77.  Nathan T.4 Edgerton (William3, Thomas2, Thomas1)100 was born 25 Jun 1832 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 27 Mar 1911.  He married Mary Jane Spell in Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Harris Spell and Weltha ?.  She was born 04 Dec 1834, and died 06 Nov 1901.

 

More About Mary Jane Spell:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, WayneCo.,  NC

       

Children of Nathan Edgerton and Mary Spell are:

        314             i.    Piety Jane5 Edgerton, born 16 Jun 1854 in Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Feb 1896.

+      315            ii.    James Henry Edgerton, born 13 May 1857 in Wayne Co., NC; died 05 Apr 1927.

        316           iii.    Polly Ann Edgerton, born 18 Mar 1859; died 25 Aug 1915.  She married London King Howell; died Unknown.

        317           iv.    Martha Frances Edgerton, born 03 Feb 1861; died 02 Jul 1886.  She married B. Franklin Boan; died Unknown.

        318            v.    Nathan Albert Edgerton, born 09 Apr 1863; died 09 Jun 1932.

        319           vi.    Edna Turner Edgerton, born 21 Dec 1865; died 27 Dec 1874.

+      320          vii.    Stephen Turner Edgerton, born 14 Oct 1869; died 11 Jan 1954.

        321         viii.    Elizabeth Edgerton, born 10 Nov 1873; died 07 Sep 1904.

 

More About Elizabeth Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co.,  NC

Nickname: Libby

 

+      322           ix.    Bessie L. Edgerton, born 25 Nov 1875 in Wayne Co., NC; died 07 Oct 1937.

 

 

        78.  William W.4 Edgerton (Samuel3, William2, Thomas1)101 was born 18 Sep 1801 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, and died 18 May 1858.  He married Abigail Stratton Apr 1832 in Westfield Friends Meeting near Camden, Preble Co., OH, daughter of Job Stratton and Letitia ?.  She was born 18 Nov 1813 in New Jersey, and died Unknown.

 

More About William W. Edgerton:

Residence: 1836, He, his wife Abigail, and their son Thomas moved from Westfield Friends Meeting to Whitewater Friends Meeting in Wayne Co., IN.

       

Children of William Edgerton and Abigail Stratton are:

        323             i.    Thomas S.5 Edgerton, born 11 Jun 1833 in Westfield, Preble Co., OH; died Unknown.

+      324            ii.    Sarah Edgerton, born 26 Jun 1837 in Wayne Co., IN; died Unknown.

        325           iii.    Mary Elizabeth Edgerton, born 26 Jun 1840; died 03 Jun 1857 in Wayne Co., IN.

+      326           iv.    Susanna Edgerton, born 18 Feb 1843; died 30 May 1915 in Milton, Wayne Co., IN.

+      327            v.    Eliza Ann Edgerton, born 02 Feb 1846; died Unknown.

+      328           vi.    Emily C. Edgerton, born 26 Jan 1851; died Unknown.

 

 

        79.  Sarah E.4 Edgerton (Samuel3, William2, Thomas1)101 was born 06 Feb 1803 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, and died 18 Jan 1872 in Wayne Co., IN.  She married (1) Samuel C. Brown 27 Feb 1822 in Elk Monthly (Friends) Meeting, West Elkton, Preble Co., OH, son of Clayton Brown and Elizabeth ?.  He was born 28 Jan 1792, and died Unknown.  She married (2) Andrew Gifford 19 Mar 1834 in Westfield Friends Meeting, Preble Co., OH, son of William Gifford and Keziah ?.  He was born Abt. 1802, and died 23 May 1882.

 

More About Andrew Gifford:

Burial: Unknown, Orange Cemetery

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and Samuel Brown are:

+      329             i.    Clayton E.5 Brown, born 13 Nov 1822; died Unknown in Iowa?.

        330            ii.    Samuel Brown, born 05 Dec 1824; died Unknown.

 

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and Andrew Gifford are:

        331             i.    Daniel5 Gifford, born 16 Feb 1835; died Unknown.

        332            ii.    Nathan Gifford, born 11 Jan 1838; died Unknown.

+      333           iii.    Elizabeth A. Gifford, born 04 Aug 1841 in Preble Co., OH; died Unknown.

        334           iv.    Jesse John Gifford, born 08 Feb 1843; died Unknown.

        335            v.    Keziah Gifford, born 14 Jan 1847; died Unknown.  She married ? Elmore; died Unknown.

 

 

        80.  Hannah4 Edgerton (Samuel3, William2, Thomas1) was born 26 Sep 1804 in Haddonfield, Camden Co., NJ, and died 09 Oct 1836 in Washington Co., IN?.  She married David Maxwell 21 Jan 1827 in Westfield Friends Meeting, Preble Co., OH.  He died Unknown.

 

More About Hannah Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Salem, Washington Co., IN

       

Children of Hannah Edgerton and David Maxwell are:

        336             i.    Samuel5 Maxwell, born 07 Dec 1827; died Unknown.

        337            ii.    Hugh Maxwell, born 20 May 1829; died Unknown.

        338           iii.    Thomas E. Maxwell, born 07 Apr 1831; died 10 Dec 1832.

        339           iv.    Daniel Maxwell, born 05 Aug 1832; died Unknown.

        340            v.    Sarah Maxwell, born 06 Feb 1834; died Unknown.

        341           vi.    Elizabeth Maxwell, born 22 Aug 1835; died 30 Oct 1835.

 

 

        84.  Thomas4 Edgerton (Samuel3, William2, Thomas1) was born 02 Feb 1813 in Belmont Co., OH, and died Unknown.  He married Mary Taylor 23 Jan 1834 in Elk Friends Meeting, daughter of George Taylor and Elizabeth ?.  She was born 1815, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Thomas Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 154:

 

 

Thomas and Mary Taylor Edgerton and children William T. and Elizabeth Ann took their membership to Salem Monthly Meeting, Indiana, 1836. Later transferred to Milford Monthly Meeting, Wayne Co., Ind. Living in Wayne Co. 1850 census. Thomas Edgerton is listed as a brickmaker.

       

Children of Thomas Edgerton and Mary Taylor are:

+      342             i.    William T.5 Edgerton, born 24 Apr 1835 in Preble Co., OH; died Unknown.

+      343            ii.    Elizabeth Ann Edgerton, born 05 Sep 1836; died Unknown.

        344           iii.    Samuel Edgerton, born 05 Jun 1839; died Unknown.  He married Elizabeth J. Adams; died Unknown.

        345           iv.    Sarah J. Edgerton, born 23 Jul 1841; died Unknown.

        346            v.    Susan Edgerton, born 15 Jan 1844; died Unknown.

        347           vi.    Charles F. Edgerton, born 1849; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        88.  Nellie5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married (1) Thomas Morris.  He died Unknown.  She married (2) Isaac Doty.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Nellie Osborn and Thomas Morris are:

+      348             i.    Robert6 Morris, died Unknown.

        349            ii.    Martha Morris, died Unknown.  She married ? Hammer; died Unknown.

        350           iii.    Henry Morris, died Unknown.

+      351           iv.    Thomas Morris, died Unknown.

 

 

        89.  Polly5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married John Moorman.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Polly Osborn and John Moorman are:

        352             i.    Rebecca6 Moorman, died Unknown.

        353            ii.    Enoch Moorman, died Unknown.

 

 

        90.  Martha5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married John Baldwin.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Martha Osborn and John Baldwin are:

        354             i.    Quincy6 Baldwin, died Unknown.

        355            ii.    Ezra Baldwin, died Unknown.

        356           iii.    John Baldwin, died Unknown.

        357           iv.    Charles Baldwin, died Unknown.

        358            v.    Arthur Baldwin, died Unknown.

        359           vi.    Elizabeth Baldwin, died Unknown.  She married Hiram Fox; died Unknown.

 

 

        91.  Rebecca5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married Nathan Hammer.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of Rebecca Osborn and Nathan Hammer is:

        360             i.    ?6 Hammer, died Unknown.  He married Martha Morris; died Unknown.

 

 

        92.  Lydia5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married David Benbow.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for David Benbow:

The following is quoted from page 20 of J. Howard Binns' "Meet the Edgertons":

 

 

David Benbow was an expert at repairing wooden clock works. It was said that he had repaired every wooden clock between Des Moines, Iowa and Fort Riley, Kansas.

       

Children of Lydia Osborn and David Benbow are:

        361             i.    Calvin6 Benbow, died Unknown.

        362            ii.    William Benbow, died Unknown.  He married Lydia Edgerton; died Unknown.

 

 

        93.  Owen5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)102 was born 1813, and died 1891 in May Day, Riley Co., KS.  He married Lydia Meredith.  She was born 1816 in North Carolina, and died 1890 in May Day, Riley Co., KS.

 

More About Lydia Meredith:

Census: 1870, Riley Co., KS

       

Children of Owen Osborn and Lydia Meredith are:

+      363             i.    Melissa6 Osborn, born 02 Jul 1835 in Indiana; died 24 Mar 1911.

+      364            ii.    Thomas Osborn, born 1837 in Indiana; died Unknown.

+      365           iii.    John Osborn, born 1839 in Illinois; died Unknown.

+      366           iv.    Joseph Osborn, born 1844; died Abt. 1895 in near Cripple Creek, Teller Co., CO.

+      367            v.    Diana Osborn, born 1847; died 01 Jul 1905.

+      368           vi.    Mary Osborn, born 1849; died Unknown.

+      369          vii.    Nathan Meredith Osborn, born 1855 in Iowa; died Unknown.

 

 

        94.  Susannah5 Osborn (Rebecca4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)102 was born 01 Oct 1829 in Indiana, and died Unknown.  She married David Edgerton102 17 Jan 1849, son of William Edgerton and Nellie Frazier.  He was born 16 Jul 1827 in Indiana, and died 1885 in May Day, KS.

 

Notes for David Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 20:

 

 

David Edgerton was a United Brethren minister, living in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. He died of Typhoid fever at May Day, Kans. in 1885.

       

Children of Susannah Osborn and David Edgerton are:

+      370             i.    Amanda Melissa6 Edgerton, died Unknown.

        371            ii.    Cynthia Edgerton, died Unknown in infancy.

        372           iii.    Nellie Edgerton, died Unknown in infancy.

        373           iv.    Owen Ellsworth Edgerton, died Unknown in infancy.

        374            v.    Della Edgerton, died Unknown in infancy.

+      375           vi.    Lydia Angelina Edgerton, died 1921 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

+      376          vii.    Charles Grant Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      377         viii.    Frank Bailey Edgerton, died Unknown.

        378           ix.    Mary Mahala Edgerton, born 1851; died 1851.

+      379            x.    Nancy Edgerton, born 31 Aug 1854; died Unknown.

+      380           xi.    Eliza Viola Edgerton, born 15 Feb 1856; died 1935 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

+      381          xii.    William Asahel Edgerton, born 20 Apr 1858; died 20 Jun 1931.

+      382         xiii.    Sarah Lovina Edgerton, born 04 Feb 1860; died 21 Jun 1938.

 

 

        97.  Mary Ann5 Edgerton (Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married William Kelsey.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Mary Edgerton and William Kelsey are:

        383             i.    John6 Kelsey, died Unknown.

        384            ii.    Samuel Kelsey, died Unknown.  He married Mollie Hardy; died Unknown.

        385           iii.    Minerva Kelsey, died Unknown.  She married John Parsons; died Unknown.

        386           iv.    Mollie Kelsey, died Unknown.  She married Hale Lamb; died Unknown.

 

 

        100.  Samuel5 Edgerton (Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)103 was born Abt. 1824 in Ohio, and died Unknown.  He married Winnie Lytle.  She was born Abt. 1828 in North Carolina, and died Unknown.

 

More About Samuel Edgerton:

Residence: near Riverton, IA

       

Children of Samuel Edgerton and Winnie Lytle are:

        387             i.    Ella6 Edgerton, died Unknown.  She married Alonzo Herbold; died Unknown.

 

More About Ella Edgerton:

Medical Information: She and her husband were both mutes

 

+      388            ii.    Samuel Edgerton, Jr., died 1935 in California.

        389           iii.    Thomas Edgerton, born 1844; died Unknown.

 

More About Thomas Edgerton:

Medical Information: He was mute

 

+      390           iv.    William Edgerton, born 1846; died Unknown.

+      391            v.    Richard Edgerton, born 1848; died Unknown.

        392           vi.    Francis Edgerton, born 1850; died Unknown.

 

More About Francis Edgerton:

Medical Information: Was mute

 

+      393          vii.    Mary Ann Edgerton, born 16 Oct 1852; died 19 Jun 1919.

        394         viii.    Erastus Edgerton, born 1858; died Unknown.

 

More About Erastus Edgerton:

Event: 1880, Disappeared

 

        395           ix.    Elmer Edgerton, born 1859; died Unknown.

 

More About Elmer Edgerton:

Medical Information: Was mute

 

 

        104.  Nancy5 Edgerton (William4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married John Haskins.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Nancy Edgerton and John Haskins are:

        396             i.    Henry Hiram6 Haskins, died Unknown.

        397            ii.    Eliza Melissa Haskins, died Unknown.

        398           iii.    David Haskins, died Unknown.

        399           iv.    Nettie Haskins, died Unknown.

        400            v.    Laura Haskins, died Unknown.

 

 

        107.  Owen5 Edgerton (William4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)103 was born Abt. 1821 in Ohio, and died Aug 1886.  He married Mary Rich Abt. 1841.  She was born Abt. 1825, and died Sep 1901.

 

Notes for Owen Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 20:

 

 

Owen Edgerton and Mary Rich grew up in Indiana. Their two oldest children were born there. About 1845 the family moved to near Des Moines, Iowa, where the four younger children were born. Owen was a successful farmer and for several years operated a Nursery, propagating fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs. He is spoken of as a shrewd business man of sterling honesty and integrity, highly respected in the community. During the Civil War, Owen was a Deputy U.S. Marshal and at one time had charge of a large body of prisoners of war from the southern battlefields.

       

Children of Owen Edgerton and Mary Rich are:

+      401             i.    Eliza Jane6 Edgerton, born 08 Oct 1843 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN; died 28 Apr 1925 in Yakima, Yakima Co., WA.

        402            ii.    William Edgerton, born 1845 in Indiana; died 1912.

        403           iii.    Eli Edgerton, born 1852 in Iowa; died 1873.

+      404           iv.    John Milton Edgerton, born 07 Apr 1856 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; died 07 Apr 1906 in Alberta, Canada.

+      405            v.    Mary Melissa Edgerton, born 02 May 1858 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; died 17 Dec 1936 in Onida, Sully Co., SD.

+      406           vi.    Owen Asahel Edgerton, born 01 Jun 1860 in near Des Moines, IA; died 14 May 1916.

 

 

        108.  Ruthanna5 Edgerton (William4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)104 was born 1824, and died 1862.  She married Aaron Coppock.  He was born Abt. 1819, and died Unknown.

 

More About Ruthanna Edgerton:

Residence: Polk Co., IA

       

Children of Ruthanna Edgerton and Aaron Coppock are:

        407             i.    Melissa6 Coppock, died Unknown.

        408            ii.    Louisa Coppock, died Unknown.

        409           iii.    Jane Coppock, died Unknown.

        410           iv.    John Coppock, died Unknown.

+      411            v.    William Coppock, died 1911.

+      412           vi.    Lydia Margaret Coppock, died Unknown.

+      413          vii.    Martha Ellen Coppock, born Abt. 1847; died Unknown.

+      414         viii.    Daniel Bailey Coppock, born 28 Dec 1848; died 14 Mar 1919.

+      415           ix.    Sarah Malinda Coppock, born 14 Apr 1853 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; died 06 May 1938 in Seattle, King Co., WA.

 

 

        110.  David5 Edgerton (William4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)104 was born 16 Jul 1827 in Indiana, and died 1885 in May Day, KS.  He married Susannah Osborn104 17 Jan 1849, daughter of Thomas Osborn and Rebecca Edgerton.  She was born 01 Oct 1829 in Indiana, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for David Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 20:

 

 

David Edgerton was a United Brethren minister, living in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. He died of Typhoid fever at May Day, Kans. in 1885.

       

Children are listed above under (94) Susannah Osborn.

 

        111.  Mary Steele5 Edgerton (William4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)105 was born 08 Apr 1829, and died 12 Apr 1899 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.  She married Dr. Daniel Bailey Rees.  He was born 19 May 1824, and died 01 Dec 1909 in Buena Vista, Chafee Co., CO.

       

Children of Mary Edgerton and Daniel Rees are:

+      416             i.    Sylvester "Calvin"6 Rees, born 05 May 1849; died 01 Mar 1929.

+      417            ii.    Celissa Jane Rees, born 14 May 1852; died 10 Jul 1875.

+      418           iii.    William Wesley Rees, born 07 May 1854; died 26 Dec 1896.

        419           iv.    Louis Asahel Rees105, born 24 Oct 1857; died 16 Nov 1931.  He married Lena Hydinger; died Unknown.

 

Notes for Louis Asahel Rees:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, pages 37-38:

 

 

Louis Rees was a pharmacist and banker in Hamburg, Iowa. A successful business man and highly respected in his community.

 

More About Louis Asahel Rees:

Comment: No children

 

+      420            v.    Della Cecelia Rees, born 24 Jan 1864; died Unknown.

+      421           vi.    Ivie E. Rees, born 29 Sep 1872; died Unknown.

 

 

        112.  Asahel5 Edgerton (William4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)105 was born 16 Jan 1832 in Milton, Wayne Co., IN, and died 24 Jul 1911 in Kansas.  He married Melissa Osborn 27 Mar 1851, daughter of Owen Osborn and Lydia Meredith.  She was born 02 Jul 1835 in Indiana, and died 24 Mar 1911.

 

Notes for Asahel Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 21:

 

 

Asahel Edgerton and his wife Melissa Osborn were both born in Indiana, later moving to Iowa and eventually to Kansas. He was generally known as A.S. Edgerton owing to the difficulty people had in spelling or pronouncing his name. He enlisted in the army during the Civil War and served until 1865. After the war he and his family settled in Kansas. He named the town of May Day and was its first postmaster. He also served in the State Legislature. He was a leader in the United Brethren Church.

 

More About Asahel Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, May Day, KS

 

More About Melissa Osborn:

Burial: Unknown, May Day, KS

       

Children of Asahel Edgerton and Melissa Osborn are:

+      422             i.    Joseph Bailey6 Edgerton, born 29 Jun 1852 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; died 21 Jun 1933 in Naches, Yakima Co., WA.

+      423            ii.    Lydia Ellen Edgerton, born 09 Apr 1855 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; died 11 Sep 1882 in May Day, Riley Co., KS.

+      424           iii.    Dr. Owen Edwin Edgerton, born 21 Oct 1857 in Iowa; died Unknown in Randolph, Riley Co., KS?.

+      425           iv.    John Edgar Edgerton, born 31 Jul 1860 in Ogden, Riley Co., KS; died 19 Feb 1947 in Manhattan, KS.

        426            v.    David Charles Edgerton106, born 27 Sep 1862; died 20 Jun 1886.

 

Notes for David Charles Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 38:

 

 

David Charles Edgerton was a teacher and he also studied medicine. With his exceptional ability he was starting on what appeared to be an enviable career when his life was terminated by illness at the age of 23.

 

+      427           vi.    Nellie Tahosa Edgerton, born 27 Jan 1867 in May Day, Riley Co., KS; died 19 Feb 1940 in Seattle, King Co., WA.

+      428          vii.    William Myron Edgerton, born 03 Dec 1869 in May Day, Riley Co., KS; died 12 Sep 1935.

+      429         viii.    Thomas Arthur Edgerton, born 14 Apr 1872 in May Day, Riley Co., KS; died Unknown.

+      430           ix.    Dr. Sol Meredith Edgerton, born 26 Nov 1876 in May Day, Riley Co., KS; died Unknown.

+      431            x.    Dr. Harry Walton Edgerton, born 24 Mar 1880 in May Day, Riley Co., KS; died Unknown in Los Angeles Co., CA?.

 

 

        115.  Nancy5 Edgerton (Joseph4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown.  She married John Pickett.  He died Unknown.

       

Child of Nancy Edgerton and John Pickett is:

        432             i.    Carrie6 Pickett, died Unknown.

 

 

        116.  Joseph Wylie5 Edgerton (Joseph4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) died Unknown in Iowa?.  He married Ellen Williams.  She died Unknown.

 

More About Joseph Wylie Edgerton:

Residence: Indiana; settled near Riverton, IA in the late 1870s

       

Children of Joseph Edgerton and Ellen Williams are:

+      433             i.    Lydia Isaphene6 Edgerton, died Unknown.

        434            ii.    Laura Alice Edgerton, died Unknown.  She married Nelson G. Griffin; died Unknown.

 

More About Laura Alice Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

+      435           iii.    Oliver Morton Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      436           iv.    Maud Ellen Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      437            v.    Nola Belle Edgerton, died Unknown.

        438           vi.    Pearl Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      439          vii.    Valeria Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      440         viii.    Ollie Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      441           ix.    Lucy Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      442            x.    Iona Edgerton, died Unknown.

 

 

        118.  Samuel5 Edgerton, Jr. (Samuel4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)107 died 08 May 1880 in Gayville, Yankton Co., SD.  He married (1) Louisa Means.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) Rose Frances Means.  She died Unknown.

 

More About Samuel Edgerton, Jr.:

Military: 1861, Civil War--enlisted in U.S. Army at Des Moines, IA--Corporal in Company B, 10th Iowa Infantry. Discharged in 1865.

       

Child of Samuel Edgerton and Louisa Means is:

+      443             i.    Minnie Elma6 Edgerton, born 10 Jun 1866; died Unknown.

 

       

Children of Samuel Edgerton and Rose Means are:

+      444             i.    Maud6 Edgerton, died Unknown.

+      445            ii.    Nora Edgerton, born 29 Jan 1868; died 01 Jun 1919.

+      446           iii.    Levi Elwood Edgerton, born 29 May 1870; died 28 Jan 1927 in Iroquois, SD.

+      447           iv.    Lula May Edgerton, born 18 Oct 1880; died Unknown.

 

 

        120.  Nathan5 Edgerton (Samuel4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)107 was born 25 Nov 1827 in Wayne Co., IN, and died 25 Oct 1876 in Fountain City, Wayne Co., IN.  He married Ruth Ann Rogers 1853, daughter of Jacob Rogers and Christiana ?.  She was born 17 Aug 1827, and died 11 Jan 1904.

       

Children of Nathan Edgerton and Ruth Rogers are:

+      448             i.    William Rogers6 Edgerton, born 02 Jul 1855; died 28 Jan 1926.

+      449            ii.    Jonathan Owen Edgerton, born 08 Mar 1857; died 24 Jan 1931.

        450           iii.    Lydia Jane Edgerton, born 22 Jun 1859; died 17 Aug 1860.

+      451           iv.    Charles Francis Edgerton, born 27 Aug 1860; died Unknown.

+      452            v.    Jacob Franklin Edgerton, born 23 Oct 1861; died 07 Apr 1929.

 

 

        121.  Gula Elma5 Edgerton (Samuel4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)107 was born 27 Aug 1834, and died 12 Jul 1912 in Arba, IN.  She married Eli Turner.  He was born 26 Aug 1836, and died 16 Feb 1913.

 

More About Gula Elma Edgerton:

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)--member of New Garden Friends Meeting in Indiana

       

Children of Gula Edgerton and Eli Turner are:

        453             i.    Ruth Ann6 Turner, born 24 Nov 1859; died Unknown.

        454            ii.    Samuel Turner, born 22 May 1861; died Unknown.

        455           iii.    Mary Jane Turner, born 07 Nov 1863; died Unknown.

        456           iv.    Levicia Ellen Turner, born 28 Feb 1865; died Unknown.

        457            v.    Franklin Turner, born 14 Oct 1871; died Unknown.

        458           vi.    Elizabeth Turner, born 18 Jan 1873; died Unknown.

 

 

        131.  Joseph E.5 Frazier (Martha4 Edgerton, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1833 in Indiana, and died Unknown.  He married Clarissa Johnson.  She was born Abt. 1841 in Indiana, and died Unknown.

       

Children of Joseph Frazier and Clarissa Johnson are:

        459             i.    Daniel6 Frazier, died Unknown.

        460            ii.    Joseph Frazier, died Unknown.

        461           iii.    Ella Frazier, died Unknown.

 

 

        132.  Calvin5 Edgerton (Daniel4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)107 was born 09 Jan 1827, and died 11 May 1917 in Amboy, Jackson Township, Miami Co., IN.  He married (1) Hannah Overman 23 Sep 1846 in New Garden Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., IN, daughter of Jesse Overman and Keziah Stubbs.  She was born 14 Dec 1828, and died 14 Apr 1889.  He married (2) Sarah Overman 1891, daughter of Eli Overman and Piety Fulghum.  She died Unknown.  He married (3) Sarah Beeson Aft. 1891.  She died Unknown.

 

More About Calvin Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Cemetery at Amboy, IN

Occupation: Storekeeper at Amboy, IN

 

More About Hannah Overman:

Occupation: Friends minister

       

Children of Calvin Edgerton and Hannah Overman are:

+      462             i.    Franklin Christopher6 Edgerton, born 29 Jun 1847; died 21 Jul 1929 in Owen Co., IN.

+      463            ii.    Rachel Jane Edgerton, born 25 Feb 1849; died 18 Nov 1936 in Amboy, Miami Co., IN?.

+      464           iii.    Mary Ellen Edgerton, born 12 Jun 1851; died 26 Oct 1928.

+      465           iv.    Cynthia Edgerton, born 1853; died Unknown.

        466            v.    Elwood Clarkson Edgerton, born 1855; died Unknown.

+      467           vi.    Jesse Edgerton, born 17 Jun 1858 in Amboy, Miami Co., IN; died 08 Nov 1897.

+      468          vii.    Esther Edgerton, born 03 Oct 1860; died 12 Jun 1945.

        469         viii.    Ruth Edgerton, born 1862; died Unknown.

+      470           ix.    Ida Edgerton, born 03 Apr 1866 in Amboy, Miami Co., IN; died 25 Jul 1933.

        471            x.    Martha Edgerton, born 1869; died Unknown.

 

 

        136.  Avice5 Edgerton (Reuben4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)108 was born 13 Jun 1814, and died 24 Nov 1834.  She married Ashbel Binford 31 May 1832 in Duck Creek Friends Meeting, Henry Co., IN, son of Joshua Binford and Lydia ?.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Avice Edgerton and Ashbel Binford are:

        472             i.    Jabez6 Binford, died Unknown.

        473            ii.    Jane Binford, died Unknown.  She married ? Bright; died Unknown.

 

 

        139.  Elizabeth5 Edgerton (Reuben4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 22 Oct 1818, and died Unknown.  She married (1) Joseph Marshall 22 Apr 1842 in Duck Creek Friends Meeting, Henry Co., IN, son of Isaac Marshall and Ruth ?.  He died Unknown.  She married (2) Isaac W. Johnson Aft. 1844.  He was born 22 Mar, and died Unknown.

       

Child of Elizabeth Edgerton and Joseph Marshall is:

        474             i.    Ruth J.6 Marshall, born 17 Jan 1844 in Henry Co., IN; died Unknown.

 

       

Children of Elizabeth Edgerton and Isaac Johnson are:

        475             i.    Reuben E.6 Johnson, born 01 Jun 1848 in Howard Co., IN; died Unknown.

        476            ii.    Joseph M. Johnson, born 11 Apr 1850 in Howard Co., IN; died Unknown.

        477           iii.    James W. Johnson, born 18 Sep 1858 in Howard Co., IN; died Unknown.

 

 

        140.  Susannah5 Edgerton (Reuben4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Thomas1)108 was born 25 Dec 1820, and died Unknown.  She married Mahlon Tomlinson.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Susannah Edgerton and Mahlon Tomlinson are:

        478             i.    Reuben James6 Tomlinson, died Unknown.

        479            ii.    Patience Ann Tomlinson, died Unknown.

 

 

        143.  Christiana5 Edgerton (Richard4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)109 was born 15 Jan 1809 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 14 Oct 1888.  She married (1) David Gray 06 Nov 1828 in Belmont Co., OH, son of Elijah Gray and Mary ?.  He was born 13 Oct 1801, and died 28 Mar 1848.  She married (2) George Smith 26 Apr 1853, son of Abraham Smith and Sarah ?.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Christiana Edgerton and David Gray are:

        480             i.    Richard E.6 Gray, born 31 Aug 1829; died Unknown.  He married Ann McCartney; died Unknown.

        481            ii.    Elijah H. Gray, born 11 Mar 1831; died Unknown.  He married Elizabeth Blackledge; died Unknown.

        482           iii.    Joseph Gray, born 18 Jun 1833; died Unknown.

        483           iv.    Elisha Gray110, born 02 Aug 1835; died 21 Jan 1901.  He married (1) Ann Thomas; died Unknown.  He married (2) Atlantic Ocean Lewis; died Unknown.

+      484            v.    Mary E. Gray, born 10 Jul 1837 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; died Unknown in New Sharon, Mahaska Co., IA.

        485           vi.    Nathan Gray, born 03 Jul 1839; died Unknown.

        486          vii.    Sarah E. Gray, born 25 Apr 1841; died Unknown.  She married ? Cope; died Unknown.

        487         viii.    Anna E. Gray, born 30 Sep 1843; died Unknown.

        488           ix.    Jesse Gray, born 23 Jul 1845; died 10 Aug 1846.

 

 

        145.  Ruth5 Edgerton (Richard4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)111 was born 17 Feb 1813 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 24 Jun 1897.  She married Asa Garretson 11 Nov 1830 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, son of Joseph Garretson and Elizabeth Williams.  He was born 05 Jun 1807, and died 27 Oct 1890.

 

More About Asa Garretson:

Burial: Unknown, Stillwater, Belmont Co., OH

Residence: near Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH

       

Children of Ruth Edgerton and Asa Garretson are:

+      489             i.    Ann6 Garretson, born 24 Nov 1832; died Unknown.

+      490            ii.    Martha Garretson, born 17 Dec 1839; died 10 Jul 1867.

        491           iii.    Mary Garretson, born 29 Aug 1847; died 10 Mar 1851.

+      492           iv.    Joseph W. Garretson, born 17 Mar 1852; died Unknown.

 

 

        146.  Anna5 Edgerton (Richard4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)111 was born 14 May 1815 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 25 May 1904 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.  She married John Bundy 08 Feb 1849, son of William Bundy and Sarah ?.  He was born 17 Feb 1813, and died 20 Sep 1898.

       

Children of Anna Edgerton and John Bundy are:

+      493             i.    Ruth6 Bundy, born 07 Oct 1849 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; died 29 Oct 1931 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

        494            ii.    Rebecca Bundy, born 10 Feb 1851; died 06 Dec 1856.

        495           iii.    Jesse E. Bundy, born 23 Sep 1852; died 18 Sep 1933.

        496           iv.    Wilson H. Bundy, born 22 Jul 1855; died Unknown.

        497            v.    Dr. Elizabeth Bundy112, born 04 Oct 1858 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; died 12 Oct 1942 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.  She married Dr. Ira S. Frame 06 Oct 1892; born 15 Jul 1856 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA?; died 20 Feb 1932 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

More About Dr. Elizabeth Bundy:

Comment: No children

Occupation: She and her husband were Doctors of Osteopathy in Pasadena, CA

 

 

        148.  Sarah5 Edgerton (Richard4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)113 was born 07 Jul 1819 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 30 Sep 1850.  She married Dr. Isaac Huestis 04 Jun 1842 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, son of Aaron Huestis and Esther ?.  He was born 03 Apr 1810, and died 08 Oct 1888.

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and Isaac Huestis are:

+      498             i.    Mary6 Huestis, born 30 May 1843; died Unknown.

        499            ii.    Esther Huestis114, born 27 Jun 1845; died 17 May 1922.  She married John Fowler; died Unknown.

 

Notes for Esther Huestis:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 22:

 

 

John and Esther Huestis Fowler were ministers in the Society of Friends. They were instrumental in establishing an orphanage in Cairo, Egypt known as the Fowler Orphanage.

 

More About Esther Huestis:

Comment: No children

 

        500           iii.    Dr. Jesse Huestis115, born 10 Jun 1848; died 1893 in Columbus, OH?.  He married (1) Amanda Devore; died Unknown.  He married (2) Ellen Saunders; died Unknown.  He married (3) Amanda J. Wood 23 Mar 1871; died 08 Aug 1872.

 

Notes for Dr. Jesse Huestis:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 42:

 

 

Children: One son who became the third Dr. Huestis and died during the influenza epidemic of 1918.

Dr. Jesse Huestis practiced medicine for several years in his home town of Chesterhill, Ohio. Later, located in Columbus, Ohio, where he was living at the time of his death in 1893.

 

 

        150.  Rachel5 Edgerton (James4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 07 Jul 1811 in Ohio116,117, and died 22 Aug 1893118.  She married Tilman Patterson118 01 May 1829 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH118, son of Jeremiah Patterson and Faith ?.  He was born 14 May 1802 in North Carolina118, and died 02 Feb 1880118.

 

More About Rachel Edgerton:

Census: 1850, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Record Change: 04 May 2007

 

More About Tilman Patterson:

Census: 1850, Somerset Township, Belmont County, North Carolina

Record Change: 04 May 2007

       

Children of Rachel Edgerton and Tilman Patterson are:

        501             i.    James6 Patterson, born 27 Jan 1833; died 23 Feb 1847.

+      502            ii.    Malinda Patterson, born 27 Apr 1836 in Belmont Co., OH; died 26 Apr 1920.

+      503           iii.    Joseph Patterson, born 17 Jan 1838; died 07 Apr 1911.

        504           iv.    Mary Patterson, born 14 Jan 1840; died 28 Apr 1857.

        505            v.    Anna Patterson, born 28 Jan 1842; died 13 Feb 1847.

+      506           vi.    Tillman Patterson, Jr., born 28 May 1844 in Ohio; died 07 Mar 1919.

+      507          vii.    Rebecca Patterson, born 28 May 1846; died 26 Apr 1932.

+      508         viii.    Sarah J. Patterson, born 28 Nov 1848 in Ohio; died 25 Jun 1900.

        509           ix.    Rachel Patterson, born 26 Sep 1850; died 12 Jul 1869.

+      510            x.    Deborah H. Patterson, born 10 Mar 1853; died 30 Dec 1929.

 

 

        153.  David5 Edgerton (James4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 09 Dec 1817 in Belmont Co., OH118, and died 01 Jun 1904 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH118,119.  He married Esther Ellyson120 01 May 1844 in Upper Springfield Friends Meeting in Ohio120, daughter of Robert Ellyson and Hannah Butler.  She was born 27 Mar 1820 in Columbiana Co., OH121,122, and died 14 Sep 1907123,124.

 

More About David Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Stillwater Friends Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH125

 

More About Esther Ellyson:

Burial: Unknown, Stillwater Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio125,126

Record Change: 12 Jun 1992

       

Children of David Edgerton and Esther Ellyson are:

        511             i.    Anna6 Edgerton127, born 23 Mar 1845; died 06 Nov 1933.  She married William Dewees 08 Nov 1899; born in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH?; died Unknown.

 

More About Anna Edgerton:

Comment: No children

Residence: Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH

 

+      512            ii.    James Edgerton, born 14 Mar 1848; died 10 Oct 1892.

        513           iii.    Robert Edgerton, born 19 Dec 1850; died 03 May 1932.

        514           iv.    Sarah Edgerton, born 03 Jan 1853; died 21 Dec 1947.

        515            v.    Lydia Edgerton, born 12 Jul 1855; died 12 Mar 1858.

+      516           vi.    Charles Edgerton, born 07 Jan 1858 in Somerton, Belmont Co., OH; died 21 Nov 1935 in Mount Dora, Lake Co., FL.

+      517          vii.    Ellen B. Edgerton, born 18 Dec 1865 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; died 18 Jan 1933 in Westchester, Delaware Co., PA.

 

 

        154.  Abigail5 Edgerton (James4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 29 Sep 1820 in Belmont Co., OH128,129, and died 12 Jan 1900 in Iowa?130.  She married John Vail130 31 Aug 1837 in Belmont Co., OH130, son of Benjamin Vail and Hannah ?.  He was born 06 Jun 1814 in Lloydsville, OH131,132, and died 01 Jul 1891133,134.

 

More About Abigail Edgerton:

Census: 1870, Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa

Occupation: Friends minister

Residence: 1864, Moved from Ohio to Coal Creek, IA

 

More About John Vail:

Census: 1870, Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa

Record Change: 17 Aug 2005

       

Children of Abigail Edgerton and John Vail are:

        518             i.    Semira L.6 Vail135, born 03 Sep 1838; died 05 Sep 1925.  She married Elwood Comfort 16 Jun 1886; died Unknown.

        519            ii.    Isaac Newton Vail135, born 30 Jan 1840 in Lloydsville, OH; died 26 Jan 1912.  He married (1) Rachel D. Wilson 26 Oct 1864 in Stillwater Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH; born 1842; died 21 Jan 1877.  He married (2) Mary Cope 26 May 1880; born 31 Oct 1838; died 18 Dec 1920.

        520           iii.    Mary Vail, born 06 Apr 1842; died Unknown.  She married (1) William Mitchener; died Unknown.  She married (2) John N. Miller 12 May 1880; died Unknown.

+      521           iv.    Benjamin Vail, born 10 Jan 1844 in Lloydsville, Belmont Co., OH; died 01 Nov 1926.

        522            v.    Hervey J. Vail135, born 22 Nov 1845; died Dec 1922.  He married Sarah G. Oplinger; died Unknown.

        523           vi.    John Vail, born 25 Dec 1847; died 16 Sep 1848.

        524          vii.    Eunice Vail, born 03 Aug 1849; died 07 Aug 1849.

+      525         viii.    David Vail, born 21 Apr 1851 in Lloydsville, Belmont Co., OH; died 20 Mar 1938.

+      526           ix.    Anna Vail, born 14 Feb 1853 in Lloydsville, Belmont Co., OH; died Unknown.

+      527            x.    John N. Vail, born 11 Apr 1857; died 27 Feb 1904.

        528           xi.    Abby E. Vail, born 05 Dec 1858; died Unknown.  She married Tilman Hobson; died Unknown.

        529          xii.    Joseph S. Vail, born 12 Apr 1861; died 11 Dec 1889.

+      530         xiii.    Walter E. Vail, born 11 Feb 1863 in Lloydsville, Belmont Co., OH; died 17 Feb 1935.

        531         xiv.    Rachel Vail, born 15 Aug 1865; died 15 Aug 1865.

 

 

        155.  Rebecca5 Edgerton (James4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 10 Sep 1822 in Belmont Co., OH136,137, and died 07 Aug 1880138,139.  She married Jesse Dewees140 27 Oct 1847 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH140,141, son of Thomas Dewees and Jane ?.  He was born 20 Apr 1821 in Ohio142,143,144, and died 10 May 1907 in Morgan Co., OH?145,146,147.

 

Notes for Rebecca Edgerton:

Rebecca was a Friends minister.

 

More About Rebecca Edgerton:

Census 1: 23 Jun 1860, Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio

Census 2: 1850, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Occupation: Friends minister

 

More About Jesse Dewees:

Burial: Unknown, Stillwater Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio147

Census 1: 23 Jun 1860, Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio147

Census 2: 1850, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Residence: 1834, Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio148,149

       

Children of Rebecca Edgerton and Jesse Dewees are:

+      532             i.    Thomas6 Dewees, born 12 Oct 1848 in Belmont Co., OH; died 29 Mar 1929 in Salem, Columbiana Co., OH.

+      533            ii.    James Edgerton Dewees, born 07 Sep 1850 in Belmont Co., OH; died 22 Dec 1920 in Penn Township, Morgan Co., OH.

+      534           iii.    Nathan Dewees, born 01 May 1856 in Ohio; died 25 Mar 1950.

+      535           iv.    Samuel Dewees, born 25 May 1861; died 25 Oct 1925.

 

 

        156.  Mary5 Edgerton (James4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 12 Oct 1824 in Belmont Co., OH149,150, and died 29 Jan 1902151.  She married Eli Kennard151 05 Apr 1844 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH151, son of William Kennard and Rachel ?.  He was born 23 Feb 1816151, and died 20 Aug 1885 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH151.

 

More About Mary Edgerton:

Record Change: 10 Mar 1992

 

Notes for Eli Kennard:

Eli was a Friends minister.

 

More About Eli Kennard:

Occupation: Friends minister

       

Children of Mary Edgerton and Eli Kennard are:

        536             i.    Anna C.6 Kennard152, born 21 May 1846; died 27 Jul 1914.

+      537            ii.    William Kennard, born 05 Nov 1848; died 27 Jun 1913.

+      538           iii.    Jesse D. Kennard, born 23 Oct 1851; died 23 Jun 1932.

        539           iv.    Rachel Kennard, born 19 Sep 1853; died 21 Feb 1855.

        540            v.    Mary Elkinton Kennard, born 08 Nov 1857; died 06 Aug 1946.

        541           vi.    Abigail W. Kennard, born 27 Aug 1860; died 27 Oct 1938.

        542          vii.    Sarah J. Kennard, born 05 Sep 1862; died 16 Oct 1946.

+      543         viii.    Alfred E. Kennard, born 26 Apr 1865 in Springville, Linn Co., IA; died 09 Feb 1943 in Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

        544           ix.    Elizabeth Kennard, born 16 Jun 1866; died 20 Dec 1904.

 

 

        157.  Sarah J.5 Edgerton (James4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 19 Dec 1826 in Belmont Co., OH153,154, and died 05 Feb 1911155.  She married Dr. Samuel Walton155 26 Aug 1854 in Stillwater Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio155, son of Joseph Walton and Abi ?.  He was born 07 Jul 1827155, and died 22 Mar 1899155.

 

More About Sarah J. Edgerton:

Census: 1850, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Record Change: 04 May 2007

 

Notes for Dr. Samuel Walton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 23:

 

 

Samuel Walton was educated in Philadelphia, a graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College in the third year of its existence, winter of 1854. After his marriage to Sarah J. Edgerton at Barnesville, O., he continued to practice dentistry in Philadelphia until 1857 when the family moved to Barnesville. He purchased a farm in the edge of Barnesville which continued in the Walton family for many years. He practiced dentistry in that community being especially interested in "mechanical dentistry" which involved the making of gold and silver dentures.

 

More About Dr. Samuel Walton:

Occupation: dentist155

Record Change: 19 Feb 1992

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and Samuel Walton are:

+      545             i.    Joseph J.6 Walton, born 01 Nov 1855; died 11 Oct 1889.

+      546            ii.    James Walton, born 20 Oct 1857; died 06 Feb 1951 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

        547           iii.    Anna Walton156, born 06 May 1859; died 27 Feb 1954.

 

Notes for Anna Walton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 44:

 

 

Anna Walton, prominent in the field of public education, was for many years a capable and well loved instructor at Westtown School, Westtown, Pa., and actively interested in the affairs of that school throughout her long life.

 

+      548           iv.    S. Francis Walton, born 28 Aug 1861; died 04 Nov 1945 in Moylan, PA.

+      549            v.    Abby Walton, born 20 May 1864; died 20 Jun 1918.

 

 

        158.  Abijah5 Edgerton (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)157 was born 26 Aug 1817, and died 28 Aug 1847.  He married Rhoda Vernon 28 Nov 1837 in Captina, Belmont Co., OH, daughter of Robert Vernon and Deborah ?.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of Abijah Edgerton and Rhoda Vernon are:

        550             i.    Tilman P.6 Edgerton, born 12 Sep 1838; died Unknown.

        551            ii.    Joseph V. Edgerton, born 29 Feb 1840; died Unknown.

+      552           iii.    Chalkley Edgerton, born 04 Jul 1843 in Chesterhill, Morgan Co., OH; died Abt. 1937 in Burt Co., NE.

        553           iv.    Lydia Edgerton, born 03 Dec 1845; died Unknown.

 

 

        159.  Elizabeth5 Edgerton (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)157 was born 07 May 1819 in Belmont Co., OH, and died Unknown.  She married Albert Lambert 15 Apr 1837 in Pennsville Friends Meeting in Ohio, son of Albert Lambert and Sarah ?.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Elizabeth Edgerton and Albert Lambert are:

        554             i.    Rachel E.6 Lambert, born 25 Mar 1838; died Unknown.

        555            ii.    John Lambert, born 06 Sep 1839; died Unknown.

        556           iii.    Mary D. Lambert, born 27 Jun 1841; died Unknown.

        557           iv.    Sarah C. Lambert, born 01 Oct 1843; died Unknown.

        558            v.    Zilpha Lambert, born 23 Sep 1845; died Unknown.

        559           vi.    Asenath Lambert, born 29 Jul 1847; died Unknown.

        560          vii.    Albert Lambert, born 10 Mar 1850; died Unknown.

        561         viii.    Elizabeth Lambert, born 30 Mar 1852; died Unknown.

        562           ix.    Martha L. Lambert, born 13 Mar 1855; died Unknown.

        563            x.    Phebe Lambert, born 23 May 1857; died Unknown.

        564           xi.    James D. Lambert, born 15 Sep 1860; died Unknown.

 

 

        160.  James5 Edgerton (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 26 Jul 1823 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 22 Jan 1892 in Chesterfield, OH.  He married Mary Lambert 07 Sep 1847.  She was born 11 Mar 1831, and died 23 Dec 1908.

 

More About James Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burial Ground, Chesterhill, OH

 

More About Mary Lambert:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burial Ground, Chesterhill, OH

       

Children of James Edgerton and Mary Lambert are:

+      565             i.    Elizabeth6 Edgerton, born 20 Dec 1848; died Unknown.

        566            ii.    Lucinda Edgerton, born 03 Jan 1851; died 18 Oct 1851.

+      567           iii.    Joseph Edgerton, born 04 Sep 1852; died Jul 1933.

        568           iv.    Emeline Edgerton, born 18 Feb 1855; died Unknown.  She married Samuel Pierpont; died Unknown.

 

More About Emeline Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

        569            v.    Lemuel Addison Edgerton, born 28 Aug 1859; died 24 Jul 1861.

        570           vi.    James Edgar Edgerton158, born 11 Jun 1862; died 20 Aug 1885.

 

More About James Edgar Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burial Ground, Chesterhill, OH

 

 

        161.  Asenath5 Edgerton (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 09 Feb 1825 in Belmont Co., OH, and died Unknown.  She married Barclay Lambert.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for Asenath Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 24:

 

 

Barclay and Asenath Edgerton Lambert moved to Lynn County, Missouri, shortly after the Civil War, where he bought a large tract of land and gave each of his children a farm. Mary Lambert married Scott Christy, settled in Kansas and raised a large family. Zilpha Lambert was an attorney and practiced law in Missouri. Abner and Robert were ranchers, Abner a bee-keeper. Robert migrated to California. Other than of the family of Esther Ann Lambert, whose line we have traced, we know nothing further of the descendants of Asenath Edgerton and Barclay Lambert.

       

Children of Asenath Edgerton and Barclay Lambert are:

        571             i.    Mary6 Lambert, died Unknown.  She married Scott Christy; died Unknown.

        572            ii.    Zilpha Lambert, died Unknown.

        573           iii.    Abner Lambert, died Unknown.

        574           iv.    Robert Lambert, died Unknown.

+      575            v.    Esther Ann Lambert, born 23 Jul 1846; died 25 Oct 1926.

 

 

        162.  Richard5 Edgerton (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)158 was born 07 Apr 1827 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 21 Aug 1899.  He married Tamar Vernon 20 Apr 1848 in Athens Co., OH, daughter of William Vernon and Peninah ?.  She was born 11 May 1832, and died 09 Mar 1888.

 

More About Richard Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burial Ground, Chesterhill, OH

 

More About Tamar Vernon:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burial Ground, Chesterhill, OH

       

Children of Richard Edgerton and Tamar Vernon are:

        576             i.    William6 Edgerton, born 09 Dec 1849; died 10 Dec 1850.

+      577            ii.    Jeptha Hosea Edgerton, born 15 Dec 1851 in Chesterhill, Morgan Co., OH; died 17 Oct 1903 in Caney, Atoka Co., OK?.

+      578           iii.    Mary Zilpha Edgerton, born 29 Mar 1854; died 02 May 1940.

+      579           iv.    Sarah Peninah Edgerton, born 23 Feb 1857; died 25 Dec 1937.

+      580            v.    John Clarkson Edgerton, born 24 Oct 1859; died 18 Jan 1896.

+      581           vi.    Ruth Anna Edgerton, born 08 Jul 1862; died Abt. 1955.

        582          vii.    Edward R. Edgerton, born 05 Oct 1866; died 18 Aug 1868.

+      583         viii.    James Arthur Edgerton, born 30 Jan 1869 in Morgan Co.,  OH; died 03 Dec 1938.

 

 

        163.  John5 Edgerton, Jr. (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)159 was born 19 May 1829 in Belmont Co., OH160, and died 30 Dec 1911161.  He married Martha Embree161 26 Aug 1852 in Hopewell Friends Meeting, Morgan Co., OH, daughter of Israel Embree and Mary Vernon.  She was born 08 Nov 1834 in Ohio161, and died 22 Dec 1906161.

 

Notes for John Edgerton, Jr.:

gravestone

 

More About John Edgerton, Jr.:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burying Ground, Chesterhill, Morgan Co., OH

Census: 29 Jun 1860, Marion Township, Morgan County, Ohio161

Occupation: farmer161

 

More About Martha Embree:

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burying Ground, Chesterhill, Morgan Co., OH

Census: 29 Jun 1860, Marion Township, Morgan County, Ohio161

       

Children of John Edgerton and Martha Embree are:

+      584             i.    Emily A.6 Edgerton, born 11 May 1853 in Morgan Co.,  OH; died 26 Mar 1907.

+      585            ii.    Lindley H. Edgerton, born 16 Dec 1854 in Morgan Co.,  OH; died 01 Feb 1897 in West Branch, IA.

        586           iii.    Thomas J. Edgerton162, born 17 Apr 1857 in Morgan Co.,  OH; died 30 Sep 1925.  He married (1) Elizabeth Ann Lambert 27 Oct 1881; born 04 Dec 1856; died 01 Mar 1921.  He married (2) Elma Worthington Aft. 1921; died Unknown.

 

More About Thomas J. Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

+      587           iv.    Adaline Edgerton, born 29 Feb 1860; died Unknown.

+      588            v.    Laura Etta Edgerton, born 19 Aug 1863; died 08 Jul 1923.

+      589           vi.    Oliver Edgerton, born 01 Sep 1866; died 19 Apr 1934.

+      590          vii.    Israel Vernon Edgerton, born 26 Mar 1868; died Unknown.

+      591         viii.    Martha Edgerton, born 15 Mar 1872; died 18 Mar 1948.

+      592           ix.    Ella May Edgerton, born 24 Jun 1874; died Unknown.

+      593            x.    John Harvey Edgerton, born 05 May 1878; died Unknown.

 

 

        164.  Sarah5 Edgerton (John4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 08 Jun 1833 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 12 Jun 1857.  She married Joseph Vernon 23 Nov 1848 in Chesterfield Friends Meeting in Ohio, son of William Vernon and Peninah ?.  He died Unknown.

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and Joseph Vernon are:

        594             i.    John6 Vernon, born 12 Oct 1849; died Unknown.

        595            ii.    William H. Vernon, born 06 Feb 1852; died Unknown.

        596           iii.    Osborn Vernon, born 23 Jul 1854; died 16 Dec 1855.

        597           iv.    Elwood Vernon, born 05 Aug 1856; died Unknown.

 

 

        167.  Eunice5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 18 Nov 1821 in Belmont Co., OH163, and died 12 Jan 1916 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA163.  She married John Thomasson 11 Mar 1847 in Somerset Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH163, son of Thomas Thomasson and Sarah ?.  He was born 23 Dec 1809163, and died 28 Apr 1884163.

 

More About Eunice Edgerton:

Name 2: Thomasson163

Burial: Unknown, Friends Burying Ground, Pasadena, CA

Occupation: Friends minister

Residence: near Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; later lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA

 

More About John Thomasson:

Record Change: 18 Aug 1992

       

Children of Eunice Edgerton and John Thomasson are:

+      598             i.    Abigail6 Thomasson, born 06 Apr 1848 in Belmont Co., OH; died 23 Mar 1923.

+      599            ii.    Joseph Thomasson, born 17 Aug 1849 in Belmont Co., OH; died 21 Jul 1930.

+      600           iii.    Sarah Thomasson, born 17 Dec 1850 in Belmont Co., OH; died 01 Mar 1934.

+      601           iv.    Thomas Thomasson, born 18 Jul 1852 in Belmont Co., OH; died 30 Aug 1931.

        602            v.    Mary Thomasson, born 22 Feb 1854; died 25 Aug 1907.

        603           vi.    John J. Thomasson, born 19 Mar 1856; died 10 Feb 1882.

        604          vii.    Samuel Thomasson, born 10 Aug 1858; died 06 Feb 1860.

+      605         viii.    Nathan Thomasson, born 15 Apr 1861 in Belmont Co., OH; died 06 May 1902.

        606           ix.    James Thomasson, born 30 Jun 1864; died 25 Sep 1865.

 

 

        168.  Achsah5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)164 was born 10 Nov 1823 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 04 Jun 1859.  She married Joseph Bailey 05 Dec 1844 in Ridge Friends Meeting, Belmont Co., OH, son of Micajah Bailey and Mary ?.  He was born 25 May 1819, and died 25 Nov 1911.

 

More About Achsah Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Ridge Cemetery

       

Children of Achsah Edgerton and Joseph Bailey are:

        607             i.    Jephtha6 Bailey, born 28 Feb 1846; died Unknown.

+      608            ii.    Joseph E. Bailey, born 20 Apr 1848; died Jul 1882.

        609           iii.    Miriam Bailey, born 31 Jan 1850; died 09 Jan 1852.

        610           iv.    Elizabeth Bailey164, born 12 Feb 1855; died 30 Jan 1929.  She married Elmore Mahan; died Unknown.

 

 

        170.  Martha5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 02 Mar 1827 in Belmont Co., OH165, and died 07 Oct 1857165.  She married Stephen Bailey 05 Sep 1850 in Belmont Co., OH165, son of Stephen Bailey and Talitha Patterson.  He was born 28 Jul 1825165, and died 06 Oct 1854 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH165.

 

More About Martha Edgerton:

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

 

More About Stephen Bailey:

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Medical Information (Fact: He was crippled

Occupation: Storekeeper in the Ridge neighborhood south of Barnesville, OH

       

Children of Martha Edgerton and Stephen Bailey are:

+      611             i.    Rosella6 Bailey, born 10 Jun 1851 in Belmont Co., OH; died 25 Oct 1905 in Harrisville, Harrison Co., OH.

+      612            ii.    Ida Bailey, born 01 Jul 1854 in near Somerton, Belmont Co., OH; died 08 May 1938 in Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN.

 

 

        171.  James5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)166 was born 26 Dec 1828 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 30 Sep 1907 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.  He married Mary Ann Williams 30 Sep 1852 in Plainfield Meetiing, Saint Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH.  She was born 03 Sep 1833, and died 05 Jan 1911 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

 

Notes for James Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 26:

 

 

James Edgerton, a prominent horticulturalist, lived in the Ridge neighborhood south of Barnesville, O. Highly respected in his community, he died on the fifty-fifth anniversary of his marriage to Mary Ann Williams, at the exact hour that the marriage took place.

 

James Edgerton was a pioneer in originating new practices in the growing and marketing of fruits and berries. It is said that he introduced the method of shipping strawberries by train. Prior to that time strawberries had been considered too perishable to be transported any great distance, but he experimented with shipping from Barnesville, O. to Columbus. Then it was found that shipments of berries for Chicago could be put on the evening train at Barnesville and they would arrive in Chicago the next forenoon in good condition. This opened up a vast new market for Belmont County strawberries.

 

He became interested in Jersey cattle and some time in the 1850's he brought three Jerseys to be shipped from Philadelphia to his home near Barnesville. Thus Jersey cattle were introduced in the area west of the Allegheny mountains. The bill of lading for the shipment of these cattle from Philadelphia by way of Baltimore to Barnesville is still in possession of members of the James Edgerton family.

 

Proof of his interest in scientific matters is shown by a Meteorological Observation Chart which was kept by James Edgerton with the help of his wife, Mary Ann. On this chart they recorded three times daily their observations of barometric pressure, temperature, at the house and also in the open air, direction of wind, and condition of clouds. No doubt this chart was a help in forecasting weather conditions.

 

Space was also provided on the chart for a brief diary. James Edgerton, with his interest in fruit growing, would have been pleasd had he known that many years later one of his grandsons would be a professor of Pomology at Cornell University.

 

 

More About James Edgerton:

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

       

Children of James Edgerton and Mary Williams are:

+      613             i.    William D.6 Edgerton, born 03 Sep 1854; died 01 Jul 1934.

+      614            ii.    Rebecca Edgerton, born 23 Jul 1856; died 23 Oct 1891.

+      615           iii.    Joseph S. Edgerton, born 24 Jun 1858; died Unknown.

        616           iv.    Thomas D. Edgerton166, born 22 Dec 1861; died 18 Jul 1885.

 

More About Thomas D. Edgerton:

Cause of Death: Drowned while swimming

 

+      617            v.    Caroline Edgerton, born 14 May 1864; died 09 Aug 1947.

        618           vi.    Mary J. Edgerton, born 11 Dec 1865; died 26 Mar 1944.

+      619          vii.    Sarah T. Edgerton, born 02 Feb 1868 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH; died 11 Dec 1946 in Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN.

+      620         viii.    Walter J. Edgerton, born 11 Jan 1871; died 24 Sep 1928 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.

+      621           ix.    James Warder Edgerton, born 09 Nov 1872; died 09 Aug 1939.

        622            x.    Anna E. Edgerton166, born 08 Mar 1875; died 22 Feb 1961.  She married William Winters; died Unknown.

 

More About Anna E. Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

 

        172.  Joseph5 Edgerton, Jr. (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)167 was born 18 Nov 1830 in Belmont Co., OH, and died 26 Sep 1915 in Langhorne, PA.  He married (1) Lydia S. Mitchell 27 Apr 1853 in Flushing, OH, daughter of Isaac Mitchell and Lydia ?.  She was born 04 Oct 1831 in Nantucket Island, Nantucket Co., MA, and died 20 Feb 1904 in Keokuk Co., IA.  He married (2) Phebe Gruell 1908.  She died 05 Dec 1910.

 

Notes for Joseph Edgerton, Jr.:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 27:

 

 

Joseph and Lydia Edgerton were farmers living the most of their lives in Keokuk County, Iowa. He died at the home of his son Joseph J. Edgerton at Langhorne, Pa., 1915.

       

Children of Joseph Edgerton and Lydia Mitchell are:

        623             i.    Isaac6 Edgerton, died Unknown in infancy.

+      624            ii.    William Edgerton, born 01 May 1854; died 09 Feb 1929.

+      625           iii.    Mary Elizabeth Edgerton, born 26 Dec 1857; died 25 May 1949.

+      626           iv.    Sarah Elizabeth Edgerton, born 01 Jan 1859; died 23 Dec 1886.

+      627            v.    Edward Edgerton, born 14 Sep 1861; died 16 Nov 1937 in Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN.

+      628           vi.    Nathan H. Edgerton, born 18 Oct 1868; died 12 Jan 1894 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA.

+      629          vii.    Joseph J. Edgerton, born 21 Nov 1870; died 18 Feb 1941.

+      630         viii.    Frederick Mitchell Edgerton, born 21 Jan 1877; died 1944 in Iowa?.

 

 

        174.  Mary E.5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 30 Jun 1834 in Belmont Co., OH168, and died 03 Dec 1909 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA168.  She married Allen Thomas Lee 31 Mar 1857 in Somerset Meeting, Belmont Co., OH168, son of Samuel Lee and Cynthia Fell.  He was born 01 Oct 1817 in Berks Co., PA168, and died 13 Jan 1899 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA168.

 

More About Mary E. Edgerton:

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Occupation: Friends Minister

 

More About Allen Thomas Lee:

Record Change: 02 Feb 2006

       

Children of Mary Edgerton and Allen Lee are:

+      631             i.    Emma Esther6 Lee, born 28 Dec 1857 in Athens Co., OH; died 03 Jan 1915 in Elsinore, Riverside Co., CA.

+      632            ii.    Lydia Cynthia Lee, born 03 Aug 1859 in Athens Co., OH; died 03 May 1931 in Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA.

+      633           iii.    Elma Elizabeth Lee, born 05 Aug 1860 in Athens Co., OH; died 1889 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

        634           iv.    John Lee, born 05 Jul 1864; died 03 Feb 1865.

+      635            v.    Joseph Edgerton Lee, born 19 Sep 1866 in Keokuk Co., IA; died 16 May 1934.

        636           vi.    Lindley Alan Lee, born 25 Sep 1868; died 08 Feb 1885 in Thornburg, Keokuk Co., IA.

+      637          vii.    Eunice E. Lee, born 19 Nov 1870 in Keokuk Co., IA; died 24 Jul 1955 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

        638         viii.    Walter Lee, born 20 Mar 1872; died 08 Apr 1872 in Thornburg, Keokuk Co., IA.

+      639           ix.    Thomas Leslie Lee, born 25 Mar 1874 in Keokuk Co., IA; died 20 May 1956 in Los Angeles, CA.

+      640            x.    Wilson Jesse Lee, born 17 Feb 1878; died Jan 1958.

 

 

        175.  John5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)169 was born 06 Feb 1836170,171, and died 05 Apr 1872 in Coal Creek, Keokuk Co., IA172,173.  He married Asenath Hodgin173 29 Apr 1857 in Belmont Co., OH174,175, daughter of Eli Hodgin and Mary ?.  She was born 21 Jul 1823 in Ohio176,177,178, and died 30 Jan 1905 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA179,180.

 

Notes for John Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 27:

 

 

John Edgerton was for several years a successful horticulturist at Coal Creek, Iowa. Asenath Hodgin Edgerton, after her husband's death, moved to Pasadena, Calif., where she died.

 

More About John Edgerton:

Census 1: 1870, Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa

Census 2: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Occupation: farmer180

 

More About Asenath Hodgin:

Census 1: 1880, Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa180

Census 2: 1870, Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa

Census 3: 1900, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

       

Child of John Edgerton and Asenath Hodgin is:

+      641             i.    Anna Mary6 Edgerton, born 14 May 1859 in Ohio; died 15 Dec 1935.

 

 

        176.  Nathan Huntley5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)181 was born 23 Aug 1838 in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH, and died 24 Oct 1932 in Agness, Curry Co., OR.  He married Esther Lundy Mendenhall 16 Nov 1864 in Christ Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA, daughter of Thomas Mendenhall and Anna Lundy.  She was born 28 Mar 1844, and died 04 Jan 1919 in Agness, Curry Co., OR.

 

Notes for Nathan Huntley Edgerton:

The following is quoted from pages 27-28 of "Meet the Edgertons" by J. Howard Binns:

 

 

As a boy in Belmont County, O., it was one of Nathan Edgerton's duties to take the shoes of the family to the shoemaker for repairs. On one of these errands, while reading a newspaper, he learned that his country was at war with Mexico. Due to his father's strict adherence to Quaker principles, the only publication allowed in their home was "The Friend," a Quaker periodicial which, of course, did not cover news such as that of the war with Mexico. Hence Nathan eagerly awaited the opportunity for another errand to the shoemaker in order to learn more of the war. In this way the boy received his first knowledge of the military affairs of his country and it was said that throughout his life he adhered to the belief that all male citizens should have adequate military training.

 

In his twenty-first year he attended Westtown Friends' School, Westtown, Pa. The following year he was appointed teacher of Chemistry at Westtown. In this position he was occupied at the outbreak of the Civil War and when, in 1863, General Curtain issued a call for Pennsylvania volunteers to defend the state against threatened invasion by General Lee, Nathan Edgerton enlisted in the emergency service and was enrolled in Company D of the 29th Regiment, under the command of Colonel Hawley.

 

During the conflict at Gettysburg his regiment was stationed on a road leading from Gettysburg to Harrisburg where they were to intercept Gen. Stuart's Cavalry should they attempt a flank movement on Harrisburg. This attempt was not made and after the battle and Lee had been driven out of Pennsylvania, the 29th Regiment was mustered out. They had not seen active service but had been near enough to the scene of action to know and hear much of what was going on there.

 

Nathan Edgerton then entered the Polytechnic College in Philadelphia and took up a course in Military Engineering in order to prepare for duty in regular army service. After passing his examinations he was appointed by President Lincoln as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Following this he saw active service throughout Virginia and some other states, taking part in many of the important battles. At one time a fragment of shell grazed his head so closely that his cap was turned sidewise so that the visor was over his right ear.

 

For his gallantry in saving the flag from capture at the battle of Chapin's Farm where his regiment lost 57% of their number, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry. In his effort to save the flag he was shot through the hand.

 

During the time that President Lincoln's body lay in state at Harrisburg he was appointed one of the Guard of Honor.

 

After the final mustering out of his regiment his military career ended as his wife objected to his remaining in the army. Then for three years he served as conductor on the Reading Railroad. He became interested in the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia and for 25 years was an active member of its Committee of science and Arts.

 

He took up electrical work in Philadelphia where he made many important inventions. He was granted the patent on one of the first electric motors given the public, receiving awards from this and foreign countries. His exhibits at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, at the Paris Exposition, France, in 1878 and various others won many medals and awards, including two medals from the Franklin Institute, their highest award for skill and ingenuity.

 

In 1909 Nathan and Esther Mendenhall Edgerton moved to Southwest Oregon settling in the small town of Agness in the Rogue River valley. Here she died in 1919 and he in 1932. The government had offered him a burial spot in Arlington National Cemetery but he requested that he be laid to rest beside his wife on their beloved homestead in Agness.

 

The above interesting information has been supplied by grandchildren who held in high esteem the memory of their grandparents, Nathan Huntley and Esther Mendenhall Edgerton. Their granddaughter, Ethelwynne Edgerton Blondell, has written, "Of all the medals Granddaddy received, his greatest pride was one from his government--the Congressional Medal of Honor, and the placing of his name on the list of the United States Army and Navy Roll of Honor, and being promoted to the rank of Captain."

       

Children of Nathan Edgerton and Esther Mendenhall are:

+      642             i.    Arthur Duncan6 Edgerton, born 14 Sep 1867; died 11 May 1944 in Pennsdale, Lycoming Co., PA.

        643            ii.    Ralph Malcolm Edgerton, born 18 Jan 1870 in Chester Co., PA; died Unknown.

+      644           iii.    Edward Guy Carlton Edgerton, born 10 Nov 1872 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; died 06 Dec 1956.

+      645           iv.    Ethelwynne Maud Edgerton, born 10 Jul 1874; died 06 Sep 1955.

 

 

        178.  Jesse5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)182 was born 12 Jul 1845, and died 11 Mar 1924 in Damascus, OH.  He married (1) Semira Stratton 21 Sep 1865, daughter of Edward Stratton and Mary ?.  She was born 05 May 1844 in Columbiana Co., OH?, and died 11 Sep 1878.  He married (2) Susan Gilbert 29 Mar 1882, daughter of Benjamin Gilbert and Lydia ?.  She was born 31 Mar 1842, and died 28 Aug 1908.  He married (3) Elizabeth A. McGrew 24 Aug 1910.  She was born 10 Dec 1842, and died 06 Feb 1914.  He married (4) Mary J. Foster 11 Oct 1916.  She was born 24 Mar 1851, and died 03 Mar 1933 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.

 

Notes for Jesse Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 28:

 

 

Jesse Edgerton was a highly esteemed minister in the Society of Friends. He and his second wife, Susan Gilbert Edgerton, served as Superintendent and Matron of the Friends' Boarding School at Barnesville for a few years. He was the author of a number of valuable poems some of which he had published. He prepared the material for an Edgerton Genealogy which was published in 1927, three years after his death. Jesse Edgerton was a very talented and capable man and of great value in his community.

       

Children of Jesse Edgerton and Semira Stratton are:

+      646             i.    Mary Anna6 Edgerton, born 15 Aug 1866; died 08 Apr 1929.

        647            ii.    Edward J. Edgerton, born 13 Sep 1867; died 22 Nov 1867.

+      648           iii.    J. Howard Edgerton, born 13 Mar 1869; died 24 Jun 1958.

+      649           iv.    Arthur Howell Edgerton, born 06 Jun 1871; died 16 Jan 1942.

        650            v.    Wilson Edgerton183, born 24 Jun 1873; died 03 Sep 1903.  He married Sarah Scott; died Unknown.

+      651           vi.    Semira Ellen Edgerton, born 30 Sep 1875; died 12 Jun 1941.

 

       

Child of Jesse Edgerton and Susan Gilbert is:

+      652             i.    Walter Gilbert6 Edgerton, born 04 Jun 1884; died Unknown.

 

 

        179.  Walter5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 21 Sep 1858184, and died 11 Oct 1930184.  He married (1) Mary H. Binns184 19 May 1880184, daughter of David Binns and Rebecca Hall.  She was born 22 Sep 1861 in Harrisville, Harrison Co., OH, and died 22 Jul 1905 in Winona, Butler Township, Columbiana Co., OH.  He married (2) Beulah Fogg 10 Oct 1907185.  She was born 22 Sep 1860185, and died 31 Dec 1944185.

 

Notes for Walter Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 29:

 

 

Walter Edgerton was also for many years a Friends' minister, a man highly respected by all who knew him. My boyhood recollections of him are those of a very dearly loved uncle. His death was caused by an automobile accident. He lived the last thirty years of his life at Winona, Ohio, where he owned and operated a flour mill. Here was a man who really lived his religion, with a very kindly disposition, I think he always kept his temper under complete control.

 

More About Walter Edgerton:

Lived: 1919, Winona, Ohio

Occupation: miller

 

More About Beulah Fogg:

Record Change: 10 Apr 1993

       

Children of Walter Edgerton and Mary Binns are:

+      653             i.    Horace Joseph6 Edgerton, born 15 Sep 1881; died 04 Jan 1944 in North Carolina.

        654            ii.    Rebecca "Bertha" Edgerton186, born 28 Dec 1883; died 10 Jul 1959 in Damascus, OH.  She married Edgar McGrew 04 Mar 1926 in Winona, OH; born 25 Dec 1883 in Linn Co., IA; died Unknown.

 

More About Rebecca "Bertha" Edgerton:

Comment: No children

Occupation: Friends minister

 

+      655           iii.    Anna "Mabel" Edgerton, born 05 Mar 1886; died Unknown.

+      656           iv.    Mildred Rachel Edgerton, born 06 Mar 1889; died Unknown.

+      657            v.    Wilford David Edgerton, born 16 Oct 1891; died Unknown.

+      658           vi.    Jesse Nathan Edgerton, born 26 Dec 1895; died 10 Jan 1963 in Winona, OH.

+      659          vii.    Sara Margaret Edgerton, born 13 Sep 1899 in Harrisville, Harrison Co., OH; died Unknown.

+      660         viii.    James Charles Edgerton, born 26 Oct 1902 in Winona, Columbiana Co., OH; died Unknown.

 

 

        181.  Rachel5 Edgerton (Joseph4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)187 was born 05 Feb 1862 in Winona, OH, and died 05 May 1931 in Winona, OH.  She married Charles Cope, son of Edward Cope and Alice G?.  He was born 07 Aug 1858, and died 21 May 1921.

 

More About Rachel Edgerton:

Occupation: Friends minister

       

Children of Rachel Edgerton and Charles Cope are:

+      661             i.    Anna6 Cope, born 11 Oct 1882; died 16 Nov 1933.

        662            ii.    Edward J. Cope, born 26 Sep 1884; died 28 Jul 1885.

+      663           iii.    Ellen S. Cope, born 01 Jun 1887; died 14 Nov 1943.

 

 

        185.  Daniel Milhouse5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 19 Sep 1822188, and died 07 Jun 1892189.  He married Hannah Ann Livezey 25 Mar 1844 in Deerfield Meeting, Morgan Co., OH189, daughter of John Livezey and Sarah ?.  She was born 21 Jul 1820189, and died 04 Aug 1893189.

 

More About Daniel Milhouse Mott:

Occupation: Friends minister

 

More About Hannah Ann Livezey:

Occupation: Friends minister

       

Child of Daniel Mott and Hannah Livezey is:

        664             i.    Sarah J.6 Mott, born 12 Oct 1862; died Unknown.

 

More About Sarah J. Mott:

Comment: Adopted

Residence: Santa Monica, CA

 

 

        186.  Mary5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 17 Feb 1825189, and died 19 Oct 1859190.  She married Joel Gilbert 28 Dec 1854 in Southland Meeting, Washington County, Ohio191,192, son of Abel Gilbert and Rebecca ?.  He was born 07 Oct 1816 in Coshocton Co., OH193,194, and died 18 Apr 1890195.

 

More About Joel Gilbert:

Burial: Unknown, Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio195

Census: 1880, Wesley Township, Washington County, Ohio

       

Children of Mary Mott and Joel Gilbert are:

        665             i.    Elizabeth S6 Gilbert, born 24 Jun 1856 in Ohio196,197; died Unknown.  She married ? Smith Abt. 1895; died Unknown.

 

More About Elizabeth S Gilbert:

Census 1: 1880, Malta, Morgan County, Ohio

Census 2: 1900, Baldwin Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota

 

More About ? Smith:

Record Change: 19 Jan 2006

 

+      666            ii.    James Addison Gilbert, born 01 Oct 1857 in Southland, Washington Co., OH; died 25 Mar 1936.

        667           iii.    Rachel Eleanor Gilbert, born 01 Oct 1857198,199; died 08 Nov 1861200,201.

 

 

        187.  James Edgerton5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 15 Dec 1826201, and died 20 Nov 1867 in Roxbury Township, Morgan Co., OH202,203.  He married (1) Mary P Lupton 21 May 1851203.  She was born 21 Jan 1821204, and died 09 Dec 1855205.  He married (2) Achsah Heald 31 Mar 1858206, daughter of Caleb Heald and Mary Fowler.  She was born 03 Sep 1824207, and died 13 Mar 1919207.

 

More About Mary P Lupton:

Record Change: 30 Aug 1992

       

Children of James Mott and Achsah Heald are:

+      668             i.    Smith Heald6 Mott, born 17 Jan 1859; died 07 Jan 1951.

+      669            ii.    John W. Mott, born 18 May 1861; died Unknown.

+      670           iii.    George Hervey Mott, born 29 Jan 1864; died Unknown.

        671           iv.    Mary P. Mott, born 17 Nov 1866; died Unknown.

 

 

        188.  Richard5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 09 Nov 1828 in Ohio208, and died 25 Oct 1912 in Iowa208.  He married Sarah Williams Hampton 08 Apr 1852, daughter of John Hampton and Mary Williams.  She was born 02 Dec 1832 in Ohio209, and died 10 Aug 1909 in Iowa209.

 

Notes for Richard Mott:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, pages 29-30:

 

 

Richard and Sarah Mott moved from Ohio to Linn County, Iowa in the spring of 1854. Served as superintendent and matron of Friends Boarding School, Barnesville, Ohio and also Scattergood Boarding School, West Branch, Iowa.

 

More About Richard Mott:

Record Change: 16 Feb 1994

 

More About Sarah Williams Hampton:

Burial: Unknown, Whittier Friends, Linn County, Iowa

Census: 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Record Change: 03 May 2007

 

Marriage Notes for Richard Mott and Sarah Hampton:

Letter from William Cope 11 Feb 1994

       

Children of Richard Mott and Sarah Hampton are:

+      672             i.    John William6 Mott, born 17 Jan 1853 in Ohio; died 23 Jun 1947 in Springville, Linn Co., IA?.

+      673            ii.    Thomas Edgerton Mott, born 18 Aug 1854; died 04 Feb 1916 in Overbrook Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ.

+      674           iii.    James Mott, born 11 Jun 1857 in Viola, Linn Co., IA; died 22 Jun 1947.

+      675           iv.    Mary Mott, born 01 Mar 1860; died 15 Dec 1949.

+      676            v.    Daniel Mott, born 27 Aug 1861; died 07 Mar 1914.

+      677           vi.    Anna Mott, born 27 Oct 1864 in Cedar Co., IA; died 18 Jul 1958 in Harrisville, Harrison Co., OH.

        678          vii.    Eleanor Mott, born 12 May 1867; died 19 Apr 1868.

+      679         viii.    Chester Mott, born 15 Jan 1869 in Viola, Linn Co., IA; died 03 Feb 1959.

+      680           ix.    Arthur Howell Mott, born 20 Jan 1874 in Cedar Co., IA; died 02 Sep 1955.

 

 

        189.  Gershom5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)210 was born 28 Nov 1830210, and died 30 Aug 1887 in Coal Creek, Keokuk Co., IA210.  He married (1) Ruth Anna Bundy211 01 Oct 1856 in Stillwater Friends Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH212,213, daughter of Eli Bundy and Sarah ?.  She was born 05 May 1836 in Ohio214,215, and died 14 May 1878216,217.  He married (2) Elmina Emmons 18 Aug 1880 in Coal Creek Meeting, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa218.  She was born 28 Aug 1834 in Sandy Spring, Carroll Co., OH219, and died Unknown.

 

More About Gershom Mott:

Burial: Unknown, Coal Creek Cemetery, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa220

Record Change: 07 Jun 1992

 

More About Ruth Anna Bundy:

Census: 16 Jul 1850, Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio221

Record Change: 28 Dec 1993

 

Notes for Elmina Emmons:

1860 census

 

More About Elmina Emmons:

Census 1: 1880, Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa

Census 2: 1850, Roxbury Township, Washington County, Ohio

Census 3: 12 Jul 1870, Kane Township, Benton County, Iowa

Lived: 09 Jun 1860, Wesley Township, Washington County, Ohio

Record Change: 23 Sep 1995

 

Marriage Notes for Gershom Mott and Elmina Emmons:

Marriages, Keokuk County, Iowa

       

Children of Gershom Mott and Ruth Bundy are:

        681             i.    Eli P6 Mott, born 19 Aug 1857222; died 08 Jul 1870222.

 

More About Eli P Mott:

Record Change: 07 Jun 1992

 

        682            ii.    Sarah Mott, born 28 Feb 1861222; died Unknown.

 

More About Sarah Mott:

Record Change: 07 Jun 1992

 

+      683           iii.    William C. Mott, born 14 Mar 1865; died 21 Feb 1934.

+      684           iv.    Eleanor Mott, born 28 Mar 1868 in Ohio; died 16 Jan 1938.

+      685            v.    Esther Mott, born 08 Jul 1870; died Unknown.

        686           vi.    Amos Mott, born 05 Apr 1875; died Unknown.

 

 

        190.  George W.5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)223 was born 27 Jun 1834, and died 13 Feb 1898.  He married Abigail Ball 26 Mar 1857 in Hopewell Friends Meeting, Morgan Co., OH, daughter of David Ball and Juliann ?.  She was born 06 May 1835, and died Unknown.

 

More About George W. Mott:

Occupation: Friends minister

Residence: West Branch, IA

       

Children of George Mott and Abigail Ball are:

+      687             i.    David Charles6 Mott, born 23 Mar 1858; died 08 Mar 1941.

+      688            ii.    Elwood Dean Mott, born 04 Dec 1866; died Unknown.

 

 

        191.  Asher5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)224 was born Oct 1834 in Ohio224, and died Unknown.  He married (1) Sarah Bundy 26 Mar 1856 in Stillwater Friends Meeting, Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH, daughter of John Bundy and Ruth Patten.  She died 14 Feb 1857.  He married (2) Mary Evira Penrose 30 Dec 1858224, daughter of Joseph Penrose and Mary ?.  She was born 09 Oct 1839 in Ohio225, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Asher Mott:

age 46 in 1880 census

 

More About Asher Mott:

Census 1: 1880, La Crosse, Rush County, Kansas226

Census 2: 1900, Barclay Township, Osage County, Kansas

Record Change: 19 Jan 2006

 

Notes for Mary Evira Penrose:

listed as having been the mother of no children

 

More About Mary Evira Penrose:

Date born 2: 14 Sep 1839

Census 1: 1880, La Crosse, Rush County, Kansas

Census 2: 1850, Wesley Township, Washington County, Ohio

Census 3: 1900, Barclay Township, Osage County, Kansas

Record Change: 04 Nov 2006

       

Children of Asher Mott and Mary Penrose are:

        689             i.    Laura6 Mott, born Abt. 1861 in Iowa; died Unknown.

 

Notes for Laura Mott:

age 19 in 1880 census

 

More About Laura Mott:

Census: 1880, La Crosse, Rush County, Kansas

Record Change: 04 Feb 2002

 

        690            ii.    Eddie L Mott, born Abt. 1871 in Ohio; died Unknown.

 

Notes for Eddie L Mott:

age 9 in 1880 census

 

More About Eddie L Mott:

Census: 1880, La Crosse, Rush County, Kansas

Record Change: 19 Jan 2006

 

 

        193.  William5 Mott (Sarah4 Edgerton, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1)227 was born 23 May 1841, and died 13 Nov 1870.  He married Elizabeth Huff.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of William Mott and Elizabeth Huff are:

+      691             i.    Cyrus Huff6 Mott, born 28 Jan 1867; died Unknown.

        692            ii.    William Lawrence Mott227, born 05 Jan 1869; died Unknown.  He married Ella Martin 13 Nov 1897; died Unknown.

 

 

        211.  Rev. Jonathan Thomas5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 01 Jan 1835 in Wayne Co., NC228, and died 10 Apr 1897 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC.  He married Penelope Yelverton 03 Mar 1858, daughter of Hardy Yelverton and Mary Bardin.  She was born 29 Mar 1834, and died 07 Nov 1906 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Rev. Jonathan Thomas Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Aycock Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

Occupation: Primitive Baptist preacher

       

Child of Jonathan Edgerton and Penelope Yelverton is:

+      693             i.    Mary Emma6 Edgerton, born 10 Mar 1861 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC; died 14 Feb 1925 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        212.  Amanda Melvina5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 21 Aug 1836228, and died 15 Mar 1873.  She married (1) I.P. Hooks, son of Robert Hooks and Mary Bishop.  He died Unknown.  She married (2) Jonathan Garris.  He died Unknown.

 

More About I.P. Hooks:

Nickname: Bud

       

Children of Amanda Edgerton and I.P. Hooks are:

+      694             i.    James Calhoun6 Hooks, born Abt. 1860; died Unknown.

        695            ii.    Jennie Hooks229, born 29 Apr 1862; died 08 Feb 1940.

 

       

Children of Amanda Edgerton and Jonathan Garris are:

        696             i.    Andrew6 Garris, died Unknown.  He married ? Ballenberger; died Unknown.

        697            ii.    Etta Garris, died Unknown.  She married ? Sylivant; died Unknown.

 

 

        213.  Capt. James Bryant5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 07 Jul 1837 in Wayne Co., NC230, and died 07 Jun 1926 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.  He married (1) Piety Mae Aycock 05 Sep 1865, daughter of Benjamin Aycock and Serena Hooks.  She was born 22 Jul 1842 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 06 Nov 1873.  He married (2) Pattie Mae Poole 04 Jan 1876.  She was born 19 Sep 1845 in Clayton, Johnston Co., NC, and died 04 Mar 1919 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Capt. James Bryant Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Willowdale Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC

 

More About Piety Mae Aycock:

Burial: Unknown, Edgerton family plot, Nahunta, Wayne Co., NC

 

More About Pattie Mae Poole:

Burial: Unknown, Willowdale Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC

       

Children of James Edgerton and Piety Aycock are:

+      698             i.    Katherine Lucille6 Edgerton, born 29 Dec 1866 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died 18 Mar 1902 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

        699            ii.    Charles Newton Edgerton231, born 16 Mar 1872 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died 26 Jan 1912.

 

More About Charles Newton Edgerton:

Comment: Unmarried

 

       

Children of James Edgerton and Pattie Poole are:

+      700             i.    Allie Howard6 Edgerton, born 20 Oct 1877 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died 21 Oct 1950 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

        701            ii.    Lena May Edgerton231, born 12 May 1880 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died 25 Nov 1910.

 

More About Lena May Edgerton:

Comment: Unmarried

 

+      702           iii.    Nellie Clyde Edgerton, born 08 Jul 1882 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died 25 Jul 1926 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        214.  Exum Pike5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 25 Dec 1839 in Wayne Co., NC232, and died 05 Apr 1906 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married (1) Elizabeth Holland 04 May 1858 in Wayne County, North Carolina.  She was born 03 Dec 1839, and died 20 Feb 1882.  He married (2) Julia Ann Howell 10 Oct 1882, daughter of John Howell and Harriet Croom.  She was born 22 Jun 1859, and died 16 May 1915.

 

More About Exum Pike Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Exum Edgerton family plot, Wayne Co., NC

Religion: Quaker

 

More About Elizabeth Holland:

Nickname: Betty

       

Children of Exum Edgerton and Elizabeth Holland are:

+      703             i.    James Monroe6 Edgerton, born 05 Jun 1859 in Wayne Co., NC; died 13 Jan 1889.

        704            ii.    Arcada Edgerton, born 19 Aug 1860; died 27 Mar 1862 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      705           iii.    Demetrius Woodard Edgerton, born 12 Mar 1863 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died 18 Feb 1911.

+      706           iv.    Addison Perkin Edgerton, born 26 Jul 1866 in Wayne Co., NC; died 03 Nov 1925 in Chipley, Washington Co., FL.

        707            v.    Baran Vedell Edgerton, born 27 Oct 1867; died 20 Feb 1872 in Wayne Co., NC.

        708           vi.    Albert D. Edgerton, born 15 Feb 1870; died 14 May 1872 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      709          vii.    Ivey Edgerton, born 27 May 1872 in Wayne Co., NC; died 02 Aug 1935.

        710         viii.    Ida Edgerton, born 13 Aug 1874; died 28 Sep 1886 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      711           ix.    Bettie Ellen Edgerton, born 05 Nov 1876 in Wayne Co., NC; died 09 Apr 1901.

+      712            x.    Fred Exum Edgerton, born 19 May 1879 in Wayne Co., NC; died 10 Jun 1934.

 

       

Children of Exum Edgerton and Julia Howell are:

+      713             i.    Bertha Lena6 Edgerton, born 12 Oct 1883 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      714            ii.    Maggie Iona Edgerton, born 09 Nov 1885 in Wayne Co., NC; died 02 Feb 1953 in Wilson Co., NC.

+      715           iii.    Nathan Floyd Edgerton, born 01 Oct 1887 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

 

 

        215.  Richard Washington5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 12 Oct 1841 in Wayne Co., NC232, and died 13 Jun 1913.  He married (1) Sarah Deans 23 Mar 1865, daughter of Thomas Deans and Elizabeth Ham.  She was born 18 Apr 1845, and died 12 Mar 1901 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.  He married (2) Ellen Virginia Cutchin 29 Apr 1906 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC, daughter of T.H. Cutchin and Hester Lynch.  She was born 02 Aug 1861 in Nash Co., NC, and died 19 Jul 1916.

 

More About Ellen Virginia Cutchin:

Burial: Unknown, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC

       

Children of Richard Edgerton and Sarah Deans are:

+      716             i.    George Marshall6 Edgerton, born 16 Jun 1866 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died 19 Oct 1899.

        717            ii.    Fannie Eliza Edgerton233, born 14 Dec 1867 in Wayne Co., NC; died 16 Sep 1892.  She married Samuel Eason 16 Nov 1886 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; born 06 Apr 1865 in Wayne Co., NC; died 04 Oct 1935 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Fannie Eliza Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

+      718           iii.    John William Edgerton, born 05 Sep 1869 in Wayne Co., NC; died 11 Jan 1928 in Florence, SC.

        719           iv.    Richard Benjamin Edgerton233, born Oct 1871 in Wayne Co., NC; died 26 Aug 1881.

+      720            v.    Elizabeth Arcada Edgerton, born Oct 1873 in Wayne Co., NC; died 02 Apr 1929.

+      721           vi.    Frank Anderson Edgerton, born 17 Jul 1876 in Wayne Co., NC; died 10 Jul 1933 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      722          vii.    Sarah Ellie Edgerton, born 19 Jul 1878; died 21 Sep 1929 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      723         viii.    Mary Irene Edgerton, born 04 May 1880 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

        724           ix.    Eddie L. Edgerton, born 09 Jan 1883; died 25 Jun 1883.

 

 

        218.  Phoebe Evelyn5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 29 Aug 1845 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 27 Oct 1912 in Davenport, OK.  She married William Anderson Deans 03 May 1866 in Wayne Co., NC, son of Thomas Deans and Elizabeth Ham.  He was born 22 May 1840 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 23 Sep 1897 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Phoebe Evelyn Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Nahunta Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

       

Children of Phoebe Edgerton and William Deans are:

+      725             i.    Henry Eugene6 Deans, born 16 Feb 1867 in Wayne Co., NC; died 10 Jan 1958 in Davenport, OK.

+      726            ii.    Nathan Anderson Deans, born 28 Jun 1871 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      727           iii.    Sidney Albert Deans, born 19 Jan 1874 in Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Oct 1960 in Daytona Beach, FL.

+      728           iv.    George Thomas Deans, born 03 May 1876 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died 21 Jan 1949 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

        729            v.    John Franklin Deans233, born 27 Dec 1879; died 04 Jul 1899.

+      730           vi.    Lillie Mae Deans, born 26 May 1882 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC; died 23 Nov 1967 in Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.

        731          vii.    Elizabeth Deans, born 08 Jan 1885; died 23 Apr 1885.

        732         viii.    Haywood Deans, born 09 Aug 1890; died 29 Aug 1890.

 

 

        219.  Elijah Griffith5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 22 Aug 1847 in Wayne Co., NC234, and died 20 Nov 1902 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Sarah Jane Joyner, daughter of Turner Joyner and Winnie Duncan.  She was born 13 Aug 1852 in Johnston Co., NC, and died 04 Jul 1924.

       

Children of Elijah Edgerton and Sarah Joyner are:

+      733             i.    Eulah Genevra6 Edgerton, born 27 Jan 1875 in Wayne Co., NC; died 15 May 1904.

+      734            ii.    Laura Eugenia Edgerton, born 21 Sep 1876 in Wayne Co., NC; died 26 Nov 1956 in Johnston Co., NC.

+      735           iii.    Martha LuElla Edgerton, born 28 Jul 1878 in Wayne Co., NC; died 04 Jun 1954 in Wayne Co., NC.

        736           iv.    Albert Turner Edgerton, born 16 Apr 1880; died 06 Jul 1880 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        220.  Orpha Apcilla5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 20 Dec 1849 in Wayne Co., NC234, and died Unknown.  She married Robert B. Peele 13 Feb 1870.  He died Unknown.

 

More About Orpha Apcilla Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Peele family plot, Wayne Co., NC

       

Child of Orpha Edgerton and Robert Peele is:

+      737             i.    Murray6 Peele, died 24 May 1935.

 

 

        221.  Zilphia5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 16 May 1852 in Wayne Co., NC235, and died 09 Jun 1921 in Johnston Co., NC235.  She married (1) William Massey, Jr. 19 Dec 1867 in Wayne Co., NC, son of William Massey.  He was born 25 Jun 1841 in Johnston Co., NC235, and died 06 Apr 1891 in Princeton, NC.  She married (2) Christopher Radford 30 Nov 1892.  He died Unknown.

 

More About Zilphia Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Princeton, NC

 

More About William Massey, Jr.:

Occupation: Minister and farmer

       

Children of Zilphia Edgerton and William Massey are:

+      738             i.    Nathan6 Massey, born in Johnston Co., NC; died Unknown.

        739            ii.    Henry Massey, born in Johnston Co., NC; died Unknown.  He married Addie Farmer; died Unknown.

+      740           iii.    Hattie Massey, born 29 Nov 1874 in Johnston Co., NC; died 03 Sep 1954 in Virginia Beach, VA.

        741           iv.    John Andrew Massey, born 26 May 1879 in Johnston Co., NC235; died 21 Mar 1919 in Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.  He married Effie Belle Perkins 23 May 1917 in Lynchburg, VA; born 30 Dec 1897 in Roxboro, Person Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      742            v.    Addie Lucile Massey, born 11 Sep 1882 in Johnston Co., NC; died 29 Jun 1908 in Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.

 

 

        222.  Enoch Hannan5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 21 May 1854 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 11 Jul 1916 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married Martha Lenora Morris, daughter of James Morris and Bettie Barnes.  She was born 29 Nov 1859 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 04 Jan 1930.

 

Notes for Enoch Hannan Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 31:

 

 

The three oldest children and the sixth inherited their father's farm in Wayne County, five miles from Pikeville, NC and settled there.

 

More About Enoch Hannan Edgerton:

Residence: 1870, Pikeville, Wayne, North Carolina

       

Children of Enoch Edgerton and Martha Morris are:

+      743             i.    Willie Francis6 Edgerton, born 09 Sep 1878 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      744            ii.    Nathan Ernest Edgerton, born 22 Apr 1881 in Wayne Co., NC; died 17 May 1952 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      745           iii.    Cassie Lilliard Edgerton, born 07 Oct 1884 in Wayne Co., NC; died 29 Apr 1961 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

        746           iv.    Bettie Estelle Edgerton, born 01 Mar 1890; died 13 Oct 1892.

        747            v.    Kate Blanche Edgerton, born 17 May 1894; died 20 Oct 1899.

+      748           vi.    Enoch Ralph Edgerton, born 19 Mar 1901 in Wayne Co., NC; died 24 Jan 1968 in Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC.

 

 

        224.  Peninah Ann Eliza5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 19 Apr 1859 in Wayne Co., NC236, and died 06 Oct 1922 in San Antonio, TX.  She married Arthur Wellington Higgins 03 Jan 1878 in Wayne Co., NC, son of Ray Higgins and Ann Samuel.  He was born 25 Apr 1847 in Rockingham Co., VA, and died 19 May 1938 in San Antonio, TX.

       

Children of Peninah Edgerton and Arthur Higgins are:

+      749             i.    Arcada Virginia6 Higgins, born 07 Jan 1879 in Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      750            ii.    Carrie Cornelia Higgins, born 18 Oct 1881 in Wayne Co., NC; died 27 Sep 1966 in Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX.

        751           iii.    May Belle Higgins, born 28 Dec 1886 in Wayne Co., NC; died 12 Sep 1942.

        752           iv.    Rilla Maude Higgins, born 26 Sep 1891 in Caldwell Co., TX; died 17 Mar 1915.

 

 

        225.  Geneva Arcada5 Edgerton (Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 22 Sep 1861 in Wayne Co., NC236, and died 13 May 1956 in Kinston, NC.  She married Rev. Charles Owen DuRant 18 Nov 1891 in Princeton, NC, son of Thomas DuRant and Winea Drew.  He was born 06 Sep 1858 in Brunswick Co., NC, and died 13 Mar 1919 in Snow Hill, Greene Co., NC.

       

Children of Geneva Edgerton and Charles DuRant are:

+      753             i.    Ethel Burkhead6 DuRant, born 13 Nov 1892 in Warrenton, Warren Co., NC; died Unknown.

        754            ii.    Winnie Dale DuRant237, born 17 Jun 1894 in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC; died Jul 1983 in Snow Hill, Greene Co., NC?.  She married Parley Wilson 16 Mar 1958 in Orlando, Orange Co., FL; born 07 Jun 1882 in Harrisville, Weber Co., UT; died Feb 1971 in Ogden, Weber Co., UT?238.

 

Notes for Winnie Dale DuRant:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 58:

 

 

In Winnie Dale DuRant Wilson we have an outstanding example of a courageous soul waging a continual battle against adverse conditions, with pain her constant companion.

 

At the age of three she was stricken with polio which seriously crippled one arm and both legs. As soon as she was old enough to realize her condition she began the long struggle to overcome her handicap, a struggle which she has continued with grim determination throughout her life. She taught herself to use the typewriter and to play the piano, thinking that this would strengthen the muscles of her arm and fingers.

 

Her father was a Methodist minister in a small college town and Winnie was able there to acquire a college education. Later she attended business school and during World War I worked in a government office in Washington, D.C. Imagine getting around on crutches in a busy city such as Washington during the war. Occasionally she would suffer a bad fall.

 

After many hospital experiences and a dozen or more operations she has been able to walk without crutches and at age 62 she learned to drive a car which she does very expertly. This has made it possible for her to keep up her many activities. Time spent in recuperating from surgery on various occasions was never time lost for Winnie. It was always spent in study or preparation for some project which she was undertaking. This kept her mind off her pain somewhat and also helped her to prepare for some project she was working toward.

 

As to her accomplishments, she studied voice, learned to play several musical instruments, took various courses to improve her mind including courses in writing and public speaking, took lessons in choir directing and plays the piano and organ for her Sunday School. She has written a number of beautiful poems. One of her special interests has been in genealogy. Through the years she has accumulated a vast amount of valuable genealogical material, accurately and meticulously recorded. To this source of information I am indebted for much of my knowledge of the North Carolina families reported in the "G" and "H" sections of this book.

 

On the 16th of March 1958 Winnie Dale DuRant became Mrs. Parley Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson now (1968) live in Ogden, Utah, where Winnie continues her busy and active life, an inspiration to all who come in contact with her.

 

The above information was furnished by friends and relatives, none of it by Winnie, herself.

 

        755           iii.    Fred Owen DuRant, born 24 Mar 1898 in Aurora, Beaufort Co., NC; died Feb 1982 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL?238.  He married (1) Mary Ellen Taylor 25 Sep 1938 in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC; born 08 May 1889 in Greene Co., NC; died 27 May 1955 in Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC.  He married (2) Ida Belle Burnett 22 Oct 1958 in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC; born 10 Feb 1901 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC?; died Unknown.

 

More About Fred Owen DuRant:

Comment: No children

 

 

        226.  Elizabeth Virginia5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 24 Mar 1834 in Wayne Co., NC, and died Unknown.  She married (1) ? Holland.  He died Unknown.  She married (2) ? McLamb.  He died Unknown.  She married (3) ? Smith.  He died Unknown.  She married (4) Joshua Dixon, son of Jesse Dixon and Catherine Hadley.  He was born 29 Feb 1812, and died Unknown.  She married (5) Joshua Dixon Abt. 1865 in Wayne County, North Carolina, son of Jesse Dixon and Catherine Hadley.  He was born 29 Feb 1812 in Cane Creek, Alamance County, North Carolina, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Virginia Edgerton:

!1. B date, Marr from "A Hadley Genealogy" Vol II, Pub by The HadleyGenealogical Soc. of So. Calif. Pub 1974, page 11.

 

More About Elizabeth Virginia Edgerton:

Name 2: Elizabeth V Edgerton

Date born 2: 24 Mar 1834

Record Change: 30 Apr 2000

 

Notes for Joshua Dixon:

!1. B date, Marr from "A Hadley Genealogy" Vol II, Pub by The HadleyGenealogical Soc. of So. Calif. Pub 1974, page 11.

 

More About Joshua Dixon:

Identifier Number: 06-0396

Record Change: 30 Apr 2000

       

Children of Elizabeth Edgerton and Joshua Dixon are:

        756             i.    William Jesse6 Dixon, born 28 Jun 1866; died Unknown.

+      757            ii.    Martha Jane Dixon, born 03 May 1868 in Kenly, Johnson Co., NC; died 01 May 1949 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

        758           iii.    Flora C. Dixon, born 24 Jun 1874; died 05 Sep 1874.

        759           iv.    Francis H. Dixon, born 11 Jun 1875; died 28 Jul 1875.

 

 

        227.  Sarah Ann5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)239 was born 13 Sep 1836 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC, and died 21 Jul 1903 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC.  She married William Herman/Henry Wiggs 15 May 1865 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC, son of John Wiggs, Jr..  He was born 06 Aug 1837, and died 15 Aug 1885 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC.

       

Children of Sarah Edgerton and William Wiggs are:

        760             i.    Obedience Sallie6 Wiggs, born 28 Jul 1866; died 02 Aug 1866 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC.

        761            ii.    Flora G. Wiggs, born 07 Sep 1867; died 01 Oct 1867 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC.

        762           iii.    Martha P. Wiggs239, born 30 Oct 1868; died 08 Jun 1889.  She married John H. Pate; died Unknown.

        763           iv.    Addison Wiggs239, born 13 Nov 1870; died 24 Dec 1928.  He married Ida Frances Aycock; died Unknown.

        764            v.    Sophronia Wiggs, born 08 Dec 1873; died 21 Mar 1948.  She married F.C. Edgerton; died Unknown.

        765           vi.    Emma Wiggs, born 28 Mar 1876; died 23 Dec 1901.  She married Marcus W. Hood; died Unknown.

        766          vii.    Dora G. Wiggs, born 01 Apr 1879; died 19 Apr 1897 in Kenly, Johnston Co., NC.

 

 

        228.  Mary Jane5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)239 was born 07 Jan 1838, and died 03 Oct 1880.  She married Thomas Smith Hollowell 09 Jan 1859 in Nahunta Monthly (Friends) Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of John Hollowell and Mary ?.  He was born 20 Aug 1836 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 14 Feb 1892 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Mary Jane Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, Woodland Friends Cem., Dudley, NC

 

More About Thomas Smith Hollowell:

Burial: Unknown, Woodland Friends Cem., Dudley, NC

       

Children of Mary Edgerton and Thomas Hollowell are:

        767             i.    Laura Frances6 Hollowell, born 20 Jan 1860; died Unknown.

        768            ii.    Sarah Menville Hollowell, born 09 Mar 1861; died Unknown.

        769           iii.    William Thomas Hollowell, born 09 May 1866; died Unknown.

        770           iv.    John Francis Hollowell, born 05 May 1868; died Unknown.

        771            v.    Lindley Murray Hollowell, born 04 Dec 1869; died Unknown.

 

 

        229.  William Robert5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 16 Feb 1840, and died Unknown.  He married Elizabeth Stanton, daughter of James Stanton and Elizabeth ?.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of William Edgerton and Elizabeth Stanton are:

        772             i.    Lindley6 Edgerton, died Unknown.

        773            ii.    Sarah Edgerton, died Unknown.

        774           iii.    William Edgerton, died Unknown.

        775           iv.    Eliza Edgerton, died Unknown.

 

 

        230.  John Henry5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 27 Mar 1842 in Wayne Co., NC240, and died 16 Jul 1907 in North Carolina.  He married (1) Anne Dixon 06 Feb 1862 in North Carolina, daughter of John Dixon and Sallie Stout.  She was born 23 Mar 1840 in Alamance Co., NC, and died 06 Jun 1868 in Alamance Co., NC.  He married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Moore 21 Oct 1869 in Neuse Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, daughter of Lancaster Moore and Elizabeth Davis.  She was born 10 Jan 1848 in Wayne Co., NC240, and died 31 Dec 1913 in Guilford Co., NC?240.

 

Notes for John Henry Edgerton:

The following is quoted from "Meet the Edgertons" (1970) by J. Howard Binns, page 32:

 

 

John Henry Edgerton was born about ten miles northwest of Goldsboro in Wayne County, NC. Before the Civil War, his father, William Edgerton, built a cotton factory at Lowell, in Johnston County and the family was moved there.

 

John Henry attended New Garden Boarding School where he met Annie Dixon who became his wife in 1862, in Wayne County, NC, where their three sons were born. While on a visit at her parents' home at Snow Camp, Annie Dixon Edgerton died and was buried in Cane Creek Cemetery. The baby, George Luther, being then very young, remained with the Dixon grandparents while the two older boys lived in the home of their grandfather William Edgerton until their father remarried. Anna Dixon and Sarah Elizabeth Moore were good friends and it is related that on one occasion when John Henry Edgerton and Annie were commenting favorably on some of her girl friends she remarked, "But I think Sarah Moore is the choice of them all, I would be willing for her to be mother to my children were I taken away." A few months later Annie Dixon Edgerton passed away and it is not strange that John Henry eventually chose Sarah Elizabeth Moore to be mother of his three sons. They were married at Neuse Meeting House according to Friends ceremony. The scattered family was gathered together and the young couple began housekeeping in the former home near Fremont, NC. It proved to be a happy family, eventually numbering fifteen children in all, although not all of them were living at home at the same time. The second daughter, Louetta Elizabeth, while in the home of her grandparents, John and Elizabeth Moore, near Woodland School, contracted spinal meningitis, and died there and was buried near the Woodland Friends Meeting House, 1884.

 

Information given above on the family of John Henry Edgerton was taken from a written account prepared in 1930 by Annie V. (Edgerton) Williams, oldest daughter in the family.

 

 

More About John Henry Edgerton:

Burial: Unknown, New Garden Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, NC

 

More About Anne Dixon:

Burial: Unknown, Cane Creek Friends Cemetery, Snow Camp, Alamance Co., NC

 

More About Sarah Elizabeth Moore:

Burial: Unknown, New Garden Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, NC241

       

Children of John Edgerton and Anne Dixon are:

+      776             i.    William Franklin6 Edgerton, born 01 Jan 1864 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

+      777            ii.    John Milford Edgerton, born 26 Apr 1865 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died 03 Feb 1944 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

+      778           iii.    George Luther Edgerton, born 19 Jan 1867 in Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.

 

       

Children of John Edgerton and Sarah Moore are:

        779             i.    Annie Valour6 Edgerton, born 25 Sep 1870 in near Fremont, Wayne Co., NC; died Unknown.  She married Dr. John E. Williams 1905; died Unknown.

 

More About Annie Valour Edgerton:

Comment: No children

Occupation: Friends missionary to India before marriage

 

        780            ii.    Louetta Elizabeth Edgerton, born 09 Mar 1872; died 02 Sep 1884.

+      781           iii.    Leroy Henry Edgerton, born 30 Mar 1874 in Wayne Co., NC; died 17 Nov 1952 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

+      782           iv.    Inonah Charlotte Edgerton, born 03 Oct 1875; died Unknown.

        783            v.    Isham Cox Edgerton, born 27 May 1877; died Unknown.  He married Jeanette McDougal; died Unknown.

 

More About Isham Cox Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

+      784           vi.    Bertha Estelle Edgerton, born 14 Mar 1879; died Unknown.

+      785          vii.    Mary Delphina Edgerton, born 22 Mar 1881; died Unknown.

        786         viii.    Lillian Gertrude Edgerton, born 31 Oct 1883 in Pittsboro, Chatham Co., NC; died Unknown.  She married (1) Frank Leak; died Unknown.  She married (2) Charles Meade; died Unknown.

 

More About Lillian Gertrude Edgerton:

Comment: No children

Residence: 1968, Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC

 

+      787           ix.    Ethel Edgerton, born 24 Dec 1885; died 29 Sep 1968 in High Point, NC.

        788            x.    Esther Edgerton, born 24 Dec 1885; died Unknown.  She married Albert Couch; died Unknown.

        789           xi.    Myrtle Edgerton, born 29 Nov 1887; died Unknown.  She married Carl C. Poindexter; died Unknown.

 

More About Myrtle Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

+      790          xii.    Paul Clifford Edgerton, born 13 Aug 1890 in Guilford College, present-day Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC; died Unknown.

 

 

        231.  Gabriel Griffin5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)242 was born 27 Nov 1844, and died 07 Sep 1897.  He married Harriet Copeland 12 Apr 1862, daughter of Major Copeland and Ava Holland.  She was born 12 Dec 1846, and died 15 Mar 1903.

       

Children of Gabriel Edgerton and Harriet Copeland are:

+      791             i.    Charles William6 Edgerton, born 27 May 1863; died 05 Apr 1912.

+      792            ii.    Howard King Edgerton, born 22 Oct 1865 in Johnston Co., NC; died 01 Jul 1914 in Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN.

+      793           iii.    Noah Edward Edgerton, born 27 Mar 1867; died 02 Jun 1921.

+      794           iv.    Walter Andrew Edgerton, born 26 Dec 1870; died 14 Aug 1934.

+      795            v.    Henry Franklin Edgerton, born 27 Jul 1872; died 22 Dec 1934.

+      796           vi.    Jarvis J. Edgerton, born 13 Mar 1874; died 20 Sep 1924.

+      797          vii.    John Emmett Edgerton, born 02 Oct 1879 in Johnston Co., NC; died 04 Aug 1938 in Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN.

        798         viii.    Rena Charlotte Edgerton242, born 23 Aug 1885; died 10 Sep 1965.  She married Fred Holland; died Unknown.

 

More About Rena Charlotte Edgerton:

Comment: No children

 

 

        232.  Lazarus Exum5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)242 was born 20 Nov 1846 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 17 Dec 1906.  He married Sarah Elma Hodgin in Guilford Co., NC?, daughter of Jabez Hodgin and Sarah H?.  She was born 01 Jun 1851, and died Unknown.

       

Children of Lazarus Edgerton and Sarah Hodgin are:

        799             i.    Bessie6 Edgerton, died Unknown.

        800            ii.    William I. Edgerton, born 08 Feb 1870; died 01 Aug 1870.

        801           iii.    Minnie A. Edgerton, born 21 Jan 1872; died Unknown.  She married John Calhoun Barden; died Unknown.

        802           iv.    Lonnie Edgerton, born 29 Oct 1875; died Unknown.

 

 

        234.  Annie Mariah5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)242 was born 08 Jun 1852 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 27 Jul 1900.  She married Stephen Robert Hollowell 24 Nov 1867 in Wayne Co., NC.  He was born 06 Nov 1841 in Wayne Co., NC, and died 15 Jan 1900.

       

Children of Annie Edgerton and Stephen Hollowell are:

        803             i.    Jasper6 Hollowell, died Unknown.

        804            ii.    Margaret Hollowell, died Unknown.

        805           iii.    Dora Hollowell, died Unknown.

        806           iv.    Nettie Hollowell, died Unknown.

        807            v.    Mary Hollowell, died Unknown.

        808           vi.    Jabez Hollowell, died Unknown.

        809          vii.    J. William Hollowell, died Unknown.

        810         viii.    Louise Hollowell, died Unknown.

 

 

        236.  Talitha Octovo5 Edgerton (William4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)243 was born 17 Mar 1857, and died 09 Dec 1920.  She married Thomas Elbridge Hodgin, son of Jabez Hodgin and Sarah H?.  He was born 26 Dec 1848 in Guilford Co., NC, and died Unknown.

 

More About Thomas Elbridge Hodgin:

Residence: 1860, South Division, Guilford, North Carolina

       

Children of Talitha Edgerton and Thomas Hodgin are:

        811             i.    Lucille6 Hodgin, died Unknown.

        812            ii.    Cora Eva Hodgin, born 25 Aug 1875; died Unknown.  She married Oscar Howell; died Unknown.

        813           iii.    Bertha Emily Hodgin, born 20 Apr 1879; died Unknown.

        814           iv.    Gurney Edgar Hodgin, born 01 May 1881; died Unknown.

 

 

        237.  John "Thomas"5 Pearson (Sarah4 Edgerton, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 21 Mar 1837 in Wayne Co., NC244, and died 29 Oct 1877 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC244.  He married Dicena Sarah Newlin 10 Mar 1858 in Sophia,  Randolph Co., NC.244, daughter of Joseph Newlin and Ruth Farlow.  She was born 19 Mar 1836 in New Market, Randolph Co., NC244, and died 24 Jan 1897 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC244.

 

Notes for John "Thomas" Pearson:

Thomas and Dicena met while attending New Garden Boarding School (now Guilford College) at Greensboro, North Carolina. Their fathers, Lazarus Pearson and Joseph Newlin, were trustees of that Quaker school. After their wedding in Marlboro Friends Meeting in Randolph County, North Carolina, Dicena's native meeting, they lived on a farm near her parents at Sophia in Randolph County, where their first four children, Joseph, John, William, and Emily, were born. Thomas moved his membership from Contentnea Friends Meeting in Wayne County, North Carolina, his native meeting, to Marlboro on January 12, 1861.

 

Thomas and Dicena were both descended from old Quaker families of North Carolina. The majority of Thomas' ancestors were among the Quakers who came directly from England to Virginia and the Albemarle area of northeastern North Carolina (Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties). Using the ferries, many of these families moved southwest before the Revolution to Wayne County, a swampy lowland area of Eastern North Carolina drained by the Neuse River, the county seat of which became Goldsboro in 1779. Only a few of Thomas' ancestors came to Wayne County from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But it is not known where the family of his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Bradbury Pearson, came from, for she was apparently not a Quaker and her parents are uncertain. On the other hand, nearly all, if not all, of Dicena's ancestors were among the Quaker families that came from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania to the North Carolina Piedmont (Alamance, Orange, Chatham, and Randolph Counties) before the American Revolution. They were of English and Scottish extraction mainly, and many settled in Ireland before moving to William Penn's Quaker colony in Pennsylvania.

 

According to their great-grandson, Daniel Calvin Pearson (1929-      ) of Briery, Virginia, Thomas and Dicena went to the beach at Morehead City, North Carolina when their son Joseph was one year old, as Joseph was given a toy bucket which is now a family heirloom in Mr. Pearson's possession.

 

Thomas and Dicena both lost their fathers in 1865, his in March, just one month before the end of the Civil War, and hers in August. As the eldest child, Thomas became administrator of his father's estate on November 23, 1865. Around this time, Thomas and Dicena moved with their children to Wayne County, where they settled on his portion of the Lazarus Pearson estate, formerly the John W. Sasser place,  in Fork Township south of the Little River. Thomas established a prosperous farm and cotton gin here. His two-story home, which he probably built, was still standing in 1995 next to Luke's Auto on Route 581 in Fork Township, Wayne County, and at that time had been condemned. The large home of Thomas' parents, which was later inherited by his eldest son Joseph, was across the road and was also standing in 1995,  owned by an African-American family, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lofton. These homes are on the south side of the Little River where Route 581 crosses, the bridge formerly known as the Pearson Bridge. In 1995, both homes were the only old ones standing within a new, predominantly African-American neighborhood.

 

In 1872, Thomas also became executor of the estate of his mother, Sarah Edgerton Pearson. Thomas was the only surviving child of his parents who did not migrate to the Midwest or Southwest in the late 1800's.

 

Upon moving to Wayne County, Thomas and Dicena joined Contentnea Friends Meeting, also known as Nahunta, which the Pearson family had belonged to ever  since Thomas' great-grandparents, Ichabod and Miriam Lamb Pearson, moved to Wayne from Perquimans County in 1776. Dicena was a very staunch Quaker. She once attended North Carolina Yearly Meeting at High Point, North Carolina with her son John. Traditionally Quakers disapproved of the use of musical instruments, believing music should come from the voice only. According to two of Dicena's granddaughters, Ella Pearson Overstreet of Newport News, Virginia and Virginia Pearson Wheeler of Lynchburg, Virginia, one of Dicena's sons gave her a piano. She struck it with a hatchet as a vindication of her Quaker beliefs. In spite of this, Dicena's eldest child Joseph, the father of Ella and Virginia who heard this story, loved music and enjoyed playing a banjo.

 

John Thomas Pearson came down with typhoid fever and died October 29, 1877 at the age of forty, leaving his wife Dicena and seven children between the ages of eighteen and seven months. Thomas made his will two days before his death. At that time the two oldest sons, Joseph and John, were attending New Garden Boarding School but had to quit to help their mother run the farm.

 

According to Thomas and Dicena's granddaughter, Ruth Pearson Harper, in "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700 to 1981" (1982),page 60,  "Dicena lived 20 years longer and she sent each of her younger children to New Garden Boarding School for at least a year. At that time the public schools ran about three months in the winter. There the pupils learned the three R's and spelling, which was taught very thoroughly from 'The Blue Back Speller.' They could divide any long word into syllables but they didn't study phonics. ...Dicena was a short woman and probably a blonde. Anyway, her last three children had very blue eyes and honey-colored hair; the  first four were all dark-haired with brown or hazel eyes. The married children lived in various houses near the family home, and she must have enjoyed having a dozen or more grandchildren around her. After her death the sons began to move away. James R. Pearson and wife Mary remained in the homestead until 1912 when they moved to a new house he had built near his brother John's close to Woodland Meeting House on the south side of Neuse River. His sister Mary stayed with them until 1902. In 1912 the homestead passed out of the family." The eldest son, Joseph, had moved to Goldsboro about 1900 and in 1911 settled with his first wife Mary and children in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The third son, Willie, moved near Salem Methodist Church in Wayne County and lived there and in Goldsboro off and on. Daughter Emily and her first husband lived in Pikeville in Wayne County. The youngest, Oliver, went to Canton, Mississippi and then to Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Dicena died January 24, 1897 at age sixty of pneumonia "after attending Contentnea Quarterly Meeting the previous day" (ibid). Thomas and Dicena are buried in a family plot known as the Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton Cemetery. This is located near the intersection of Gurley Dairy Road and Capps Bridge Road in Wayne County's Fork Township, north of the Little River on the farm established by Thomas' grandfather, Ichabod Pearson, Jr., about 1831. Thomas' grandparents, parents, several siblings, and several children and grandchildren are also buried here.

 

The remainder of this information on the family of Thomas and Dicena Newlin Pearson is quoted from their granddaughter, Mrs. Harper, as follows, on page 61 of her Pearson genealogy:

 

The Pearson family has been described by one of the cousins as "poor, proud, and honest." The family record of personal integrity, good citizenship, business reliability, loyalty to the Society of Friends, and the ambition to secure the best things in life was one to be proud of. Like all Southerners, they endured the hard times after the Civil War, but they relied on their own efforts to pull through. They had, in fact, a feeling of independence and even of superiority to those whom they termed "broken-down aristocracy," the former slave owners who no longer had an advantage over other farmers because their wealth had "gone with the wind."

 

Because of their loyalty to Quaker principles opposing slavery and war and their very strong opposition to secession, these staunch Union men were not regarded favorably by former slave owners, Democrats, and Confederate veterans. The Pearsons were Republicans, and Lazarus was probably a member as soon as the party was organized in 1856. In eastern North Carolina most people were fiercely loyal to the Democratic Party whether they had owned slaves or not. Perhaps the Yankee raids of Sherman's Army brought on this deep hatred of all things northern. Seeing all one's worldly goods seized and sometimes wantonly destroyed in the burning house was enough to arouse extreme bitterness. The way to escape this ill will was to go West, and many did just that.

 

To my knowledge, Grey Garriss, grandson of Ichabod II, was the only Pearson who ever entered a political race. The Pearsons have been farmers, teachers, ministers, and small business men; many have had a considerable talent for mechanical work. Finally some lawyers, dentists, engineers, and other professionals have emerged because of excellent educational advantages. There are no farmers in the present generations.

 

During pioneer days the adventurous, aggressive sons felt strongly the pull of the frontier with its unlimited free, rich land. Thus for six generations many went to the Midwest while a remnant remained in Perquimans and Wayne. "Go West, young man" was a later slogan but that was the idea that appealed, and North Carolina did more than its share in populating the western states. An example is the large number of Pearsons found in the meetings in Indiana. The exception was Barney Pearson, son of Ichabod I. He migrated to Mississippi and his son, James Aaron Pearson, went on to Texas and there began a very large family. The conservatives stayed in Wayne County.

 

The following information on the estate and property of Thomas and Dicena is quoted from Mrs. Harper's chapter, "Men of Property," at the back of her book, pages 150-52:

 

After the division of Lazarus' plantation there were many exchanges of land among the children and grandchildren.

 

John Thomas Pearson bought 94 acres in 1870 from Elizabeth Kennedy. In 1872 he sold 103 1/2 acres to Mary Ingram which he had previously bought from the estate of Joseph Ingram. He bought one tract from William L. [Pearson] in 1874 and one from Ichabod Emory [Pearson] [Thomas' brothers] and wife, Mary Belle Moffatt, in 1877, the year of his death; no acreage was given. Mary B. Pearson's name appears on deeds 1873-77. In 1885 Emory sold John Coley all his holdings in Wayne County--548 3/4 acres--but Mary did not sign, an indication that she was deceased. About this time he moved from Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Polk County, Iowa, and later to Kansas.

 

The Will of John Thomas Pearson

 

I, John Thomas Pearson, of the County of Wayne and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

 

First--That my executor (hereinafter named) shall provide for my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my relatives and friends, pay all funeral expenses, together with my just debts, howsoever and to whomsoever owing, out of the moneys that may first come into his hands as part and parcel of my estate.

 

Item: I give and devise to my beloved wife, so long as she remains my widow, all my real estate situate in the County of Wayne, State of North Carolina, and in the event of her death or remarriage, it is my will that my lands be equally divided among my children.

 

It is my desire that my lands lying in the County of Randolph, North Carolina, be rented out and the proceeds be applied to the improvement of the place until my daughters, Emily and Mary, shall marry or become 21 years of age; then it is my will that they shall become possessed of the same in equal proportion.

 

Item: It is my will and desire that one mule be sold and proceeds applied to payment of my debts; and all my household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils, stock, and the property of whatsoever kind not heretofore mentioned be given my wife and children for their use and maintenance.

 

Item: I hereby appoint and constitute my trusty friend W.A. Dees my lawful Executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last Will and Testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same, every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

 

In witness whereof, I, the said John Thomas Pearson, do hereunto set my hand and seal this the twenty-seventh day of 10th month A.D. 1877.

 

Witness:  J.F. Miller, William Perkins

Jonathan Pearson

 

John T. Pearson, seal

 

On 10-29-1877 John Thomas Pearson died just two days after making his will. Only 40 years old, he left Dicena with the care of the farm and seven minor children ranging from barely eighteen to six months.

 

One custom carried over from pioneer times was to have two persons swear that they had seen notices posted by the executor. In this instance E.T. Edgerton swore that he saw them at Pikeville and Fremont on 12-13-1877. Jonathan Pearson affirmed in the Quaker manner that he saw copies in Goldsboro at the Court House and at the Post Office on the same day.

 

William A. Dees qualified as Executor 11-21-1877. On Nov. 26 he called for all claims to be presented on or before 1-1-1878, and for debts to be paid immediately. At that time he was granted the right to sell some of the personal property for cash on 1-9-1878 because money would be more plentiful among farmers in January than in summer.

 

Application for the guardianship of the seven minor children was made on 12-14-1877 by Jonathan Pearson, and Letters of Guardianship were issued to him. William L. Pearson affirmed that the value of the personal property to which the minor children were entitled was $1750.00 and the value of the rents and profits was about $50.00.

 

From the sale of personal property held at the residence on 1-9-1878 the sum of $622.29 was realized. Some items of interest are these: one bull $8.00, one cow $10.00, one mare mule $105.00, one gray horse bought by Dicena Pearson $125.00, one colt $30.00, three hogs averaging $3.00, four bales of cotton weighing 1976 lbs. @ 10 1/16 cents brought $198.93, one log cart and fixtures $10.50, one grain thresher 10 cents, one cradle and scythe 15 cents. The last two articles went for almost nothing because machines were in use for reaping and threshing grain.

 

The personal property inventory of 2-12-1878 showed cash on hand 4303.00, two notes--one for $150.00 and another for $25.00--the latter considered doubtful; of accounts totalling 489.39 three out or four were doubtful as to collection.

 

Animals: 2 horses and 1 colt; 10 cattle, 15 sheep, 50 goats, 25 fat hogs, 30 stock hogs

Produce: 150 bbls. corn, 3500 lbs. fodder, 8 bu. oats, 100 bushels sweet potatoes, 2 stacks hay, 15 bales of cotton, 6 stands of bees

Machinery: 1 log carriage, 1 horse cart, 1 two-horse wagon, 1 buggy, 1 carriage and harness, 1 mower and reaper, 1 horse rake, 7 plows, blacksmith's tools, 1 threshing machine, 1 main wheel of cotton gin

Lumber: 4,000 shingles, 2,000 ft. of lumber

Household furniture: 1 washing machine, 1 sewing machine, 1 spinning wheel, 1 cook stove, 1 press, 19 chairs, 1 bureau, 5 double beds and single bed with feather beds, pillows, and covering, 1 lounge, 1 bookcase and books, assorted pots and pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, etc.

 

Notice the new household items: washing machine and sewing machine (both manually operated), cook stove, lounge, horse-drawn mower, reaper, and threshing machine. The press was either a device for squeezing more lard from the cracklings at hog-killing time or a press for making cider from the crop of apples; some cider was always turned into fine vinegar.

 

Sixteen bales of cotton were sold to the highest bidder on 5-8-1878 after being duly advertised. Terms were six months credit with interest. Five bales, 2318 lbs. @ $9.25 3/4 per cwt. Five bales, 2317 lbs. @ $10.00 per cwt. The other six bales brought from $8.50 to $9.10 1/2 per cwt.; the total of 7399 lbs. brought only $690.06.

 

William A. Dees reported 1-1-1879 that he had received $7.50 and had paid out $1676.78 to 21 persons.

 

Guardianships: Jonathan Pearson was guardian for Emily and Mary Pearson in charge of all matters relating to the land of John T. Pearson in Randolph County until they reached the age of 21 or married. Then this property was to be divided equally between them.

 

Mary received $591.88 in 1878 and the amount increased a little each year. In 1895 her final payment was 1138.81, and her total was $14,844.32, an average of $914.37 per year.

 

Emily's total of $6098.40 averaged $609.84. She married in 1887 and her final payment 3-2-1887 was $843.31.

 

Their share of the inventory of personal property was $252.74 each.

 

Jonathan Pearson was also guardian for the five sons. Each began with $242.74 yearly and received payments until he reached his majority.

 

Joseph L. Pearson received three payments, a total of $789.46

John N. Pearson received five payments, a total of $1391.92.

William E. Pearson received eight payments, a total of $2302.19.

James R. Pearson received 14 payments until 1889, a total of $4771.41

T. Oliver Pearson received 18 payments from 1878 until he reached 18 in 1894. His total was $6999.86 and the yearly average was $388.81.

 

Dicena S. Pearson died in January 1897. Then the John T. Pearson land was divided among the seven children by commissioners appointed by the Court. They filed their report 4-22-1897.

 

After Dicena's death in 1897 a petition for division of land was filed by Nathan T. Pearson and Elizabeth F. Pearson and the seven brothers and sisters. Oliver, whose guardian, Jonathan Pearson, was now deceased, sued by his friend, J.A. Washington.

 

Nathan, Elizabeth, and John Thomas Pearson were tenants in common at the time of John T.'s death of Lot No. 6, 119 acres, in the division of the lands of Lazarus Pearson. Nathan's part was 1/42, Elizabeth's 8/42, and John T.'s part was 33/42. John T.'s was devised to Dicena S. Pearson for her lifetime and then should be equally divided among the children. The commissioners made the division, alloting 23 5/8 acres to Nathan and Elizabeth and 86 5/8 to John T.'s children. This tract was therefore included in the final division of 1897. The acreage was 278.35 acres plus 86 5/8 from lot no. 6. Cash payments equalized the amounts.

 

1. William E.  29 3/4 acres--value $595.00

2. James R.  15 7/8 acres--value $585.00

3. Oliver  27, 7 in one tract, 36 5/8 in another--value $729.00

4. Emily Pearson Smith  41 3/4 acres--value $495.00

5. Mary  41 3/4 acres--value $412.36

6. Joseph  21 in one tract and 36 5/8 in another--value $655.00

7. John  32.5 acres--value $655.00

 

Jonathan Pearson, brother of Lazarus Pearson, invested the funds of the minor heirs. Here is an account of how he handled one loan. He entered suit against George L. Kirby and wife, Mary C. Kirby, 9-23-1890; he asked for judgement against the defendants. Money belonging to the minor heirs had been loaned to George Kirby to buy land located on Howell's Swamp. The amount was $1085.00 for which the Kirbys gave a mortgage on three tracts of land including more than 100 acres.

 

W.C. Monroe, a Goldsboro attorney, was appointed referee. The case was set for a hearing in his office on 1-14-1891. Jonathan Pearson demanded judgement and foreclosure of the mortgage because the Kirbys had failed to make the last payment of $137.56. The rate of interest was then 8 percent.

 

The defendants objected to 8 percent compounded. In the hearing it came out that H.F. Grainger arranged the loan of the funds and informed Jonathan later of the arrangements. So there was a disagreement about the matter of the compound interest; also there had been no agreement as to the rate of interest after the maturity of the note.

 

It was decided the defendant should pay $137.56 with interest from 1-1-1891. If he were in default after 30 days, the plaintiff could have the land sold to satisfy the judgment and costs. Exhibit A showed all the amounts paid with interest from the year 1879.

 

In case of default Jonathan Pearson had the right to sell the land under mortgage at the Court House door in Goldsboro after advertising the sale for four weeks in "The Goldsboro Argus" and in public places. The plaintiff also had the right to purchase the land at the auction; from the proceeds he must pay off the heirs.

 

The matter was settled amicably and the mortgage was not foreclosed.

 

By 1902 the Pearson family was dispersed, only James R. remaining at the homestead. In late 1912 he moved to a newly-built home near his brother John at Woodland. Not a Pearson was left on the plantation of Lazarus Pearson.

 

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This is something I, Bryan Scott Godfrey, great-great-grandson of J. Thomas Pearson, was surprised to find online in 2011, since the above information did not mention any political service:

 

Wayne County, NC - Obituary of J.T. Pearson, 1877

 

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Goldsboro Messenger, Monday Oct 29, 1877

 

Mr. J.T. Pearson died in Fork Township, Wayne County, NC at 5 o'clock

this morning. Mr. Pearson had served in the Legislature and was for

many years an active leader in the Republican Party in this county.

 

 

 

 

More About John "Thomas" Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, corner of Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Roads, Wayne Co., NC

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

College: Attended New Garden Boarding School at Greensboro, NC (now Guilford College)

Comment 1: 2003, Home still standing on Rt. 581 next to Luke's Auto near old Pearson Bridge

Comment 2: Administrator of his father's estate on Little River in Wayne Co., NC

Comment 3: Belonged to Marlboro Meeting when he & his family lived in Randolph Co., NC

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker) -member of Contentnea Meeting in Wayne Co., NC

Event: Met Dicena at New Garden Boarding School

Occupation: Cotton planter & farmer; owned cotton gin

Residence: Sophia, NC ca. 1858-1865; Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC on present Rt. 581

Will: 27 Oct 1877, Wayne Co., NC

 

Notes for Dicena Sarah Newlin:

In Marlboro Meeting records, she was originally listed as Sarah Dicena Newlin, and is listed as such in Dr. Algie Newlin's genealogy of the Newlin family. However, by the time of her marriage, she had apparently reversed her name to Dicena Sarah. Her grave lists her name as Dicena S., wife of J.T. Pearson. In any case, she was known as Dicena.

 

More About Dicena Sarah Newlin:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, corner of Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Roads, Wayne Co., NC

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

College: Abt. 1857, Attended New Garden Boarding School at Greensboro, NC (now Guilford College)

Comment: Name originally  given as Sarah Dicena in Quaker records, but was later reversed

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)-birthright member of Marlboro Meeting at Sophia, NC

Personality/Intrst: Was very strict and a devout Quaker-staunchly opposed to musical instruments

Residence: Randolph Co., NC (1836-1865); Wayne Co., NC (1865-1897)

       

Children of John Pearson and Dicena Newlin are:

+      815             i.    Joseph Lazarus6 Pearson, born 02 Jun 1859 in Sophia, Randolph Co., NC; died 27 Jun 1944 in "Mount Vernon," on present-day U.S. Highway 15, Briery, Prince Edward Co., VA..

+      816            ii.    John Newlin Pearson, born 08 Nov 1861 in Sophia, Randolph Co., NC; died 18 Dec 1928 in Brogden Township, Wayne Co., NC.

+      817           iii.    William Eli Pearson, born 28 May 1863 in Sophia, Randolph Co., NC; died 30 May 1928 in Wayne Co., NC.

+      818           iv.    Emily Ruth Pearson, born 29 Sep 1865 in Sophia, Randolph Co., NC; died 09 Feb 1954 in 9 Borden Avenue, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

        819            v.    James Richmond Pearson, born 08 Jun 1868 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC245; died 19 May 1952 in Dudley, Brogden Township, Wayne Co., NC245.  He married (1) Mary Catherine Massey 22 Mar 1900 in Wayne Co., NC; born 25 May 1860 in near Dudley, Wayne Co., NC; died 06 Aug 1925 in Wayne Co., NC.  He married (2) Roberta Mae Moore 21 Nov 1927; born 22 Apr 1878 in probably near Genoa, Wayne Co., NC; died 16 Nov 1954 in Wayne Co., NC.

 

Notes for James Richmond Pearson:

The following is quoted from pages 120-121 of Ruth Pearson Harper's "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700-1981" (1982):

 

In the hard times after the Civil War he got only the common education and one year at New Garden Boarding School. He remained at the homestead with his sister Mary after his mother died. He married twice but had no children:

 

1) Mary Catherine Massey 3-22-1900, b 5-25-1860 d 8-6-1925, daughter of Levi H. Massey and Avis Coleman; also sister of Sarah Massey Pearson, wife of John N. Pearson. Mary was a member of the first graduating class of Guilford College in 1892; her major was mathematics. She taught in the public schools. Before marriage she made an extended visit in the home of her maternal uncle, Elijah T. Coleman in Bloomingdale, Indiana. While there she was photographed with his daughter, Alma Coleman.

 

Jimmy bought a part of the William H. Overman farm from his brother John; he planted water oaks, and when the trees were large enough to make shade, he had a house built. He sold the homestead on Little River and moved to the new house in sight of Woodland MH in 1912. He put in a telephone, as John had done, on the new farmers' line that extended three miles up the road. They were happy to be settled so near their kin.

 

Mary was a teacher of adults in Sunday school. For several years she prepared the program for Children's Day at Woodland. Virgil Pike, pastor of Woodland, came from a distance and usually spent Saturday night with them. For several years she served as recording clerk of Contentnea Quarterly Meeting. Mary died of cancer on the liver in August 1925, age 65. Soon after this a new highway was cut through the property of the Pearson brothers, now U.S. 13; Jimmy was disturbed because it cut off a corner of his yard. Being alone, he went often after supper to John's and the road was the chief topic of discussion. The construction changed the environment; branches were drained and so the pitcher plants died; the crews of men burned all the lightwood left from old long leaf pine stumps and crushed the huckleberry bushes.

 

2) On 11-21-1927 Roberta May Moore (Bertie) b 4-2-1878 d 12-16-1954, daughter of David Moore and Talitha Hollowell and sister of Willie F. Moore. They lived at Genoa, a flag station on the Atlantic Coast Line a mile from Woodland. This Moore family had a close connection with Woodland from its beginning. As a young woman Bertie worked in public institutions, among them the I.O.O.F. Orphanage in Goldsboro and the N.C. State Prison in Raleigh. Like Martha, she worried over the details of housekeeping and demanded perfection of herself. In fact, Jimmy always lived in an immaculate house.

 

In the summer of 1947 Jimmy had angina pectoris, but her recovered sufficiently to do some garden work. He died very suddenly in 1952 at almost 84. In 1947 he sold the farm to Eugene Cox, a close neighbor, reserving the use of the house during his lifetime. Bertie lived two years longer in her home at Genoa.

 

Jimmy and Mary were buried in Woodland Cemetery with other Pearsons, and Bertie was buried in her Moore family plot.

 

Jimmy was a stocky blonde man with very blue eyes and a slight impediment in his speech. He looked like his sister Mary and brother Oliver, though Oliver was much taller. The others were brunettes. He loved to reminisce about the old kitchen utensils which he had kept. I remember best the Dutch oven in which delicious biscuits were cooked on the hearth. Once I noticed a pair of brass candlesticks on the oak buffet, which had belonged to my great-grandmother Sarah Edgerton Pearson. To my surprise, Uncle Jimmy left them to me. Johnny and Jimmy often talked about the cotton they sold for five cents a pound about 1893; hens were 25 cents each and eggs ten cents a dozen. The brothers were highly respected as men of strict integrity.

 

 

More About James Richmond Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Woodland Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

Cause of Death: Myocardial infarction246

College: attended New Garden Boarding School at Greensboro, NC (now Guilford College)

Comment: had no children by either marriage

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)-member of Woodland Meeting, Wayne Co., NC

Medical Information: 1947-suffered from angina pectoris

Nickname: Jimmy

Occupation: farmer

Residence: Brogden Township, Wayne Co., NC

 

More About Mary Catherine Massey:

Burial: Unknown, Woodland Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

College: 1892, graduated from Guilford College with Mathematics degree

Ethnicity/Relig.: Society of Friends (Quaker)-Sunday school teacher at Woodland Meeting

Occupation: schoolteacher

Residence: Wayne Co., NC

 

More About Roberta Mae Moore:

Burial: Unknown, Woodland Friends Cemetery, Wayne Co., NC

Occupation: worked in public institutions when young-I.O.O.F. Orphanage; NC State Prison

Residence: Genoa, Wayne Co., NC

 

        820           vi.    Minnie Whitaker Pearson, born 05 May 1871 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC247; died 03 Jul 1872 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC.

 

More About Minnie Whitaker Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Pearson-Lewis-Gurley-Edgerton plot, Wayne Co. at Gurley Dairy & Capps Bridge Rds

 

+      821          vii.    Mary Achsah Pearson, born 01 Apr 1874 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC; died 28 Jan 1915 in Pikeville Township, Wayne Co., NC.

        822         viii.    Thomas "Oliver" Pearson, born 16 Mar 1877 in Fork Township, Wayne Co., NC; died 07 Jul 1949 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.  He married (1) Sarah Thomas Martin 1915 in Memphis, TN; born Abt. 1887 in Tennessee; died 1916 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.  He married (2) Clyde Martin Abt. 1926; born Abt. 1892 in Tennessee; died 1960 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN?.

 

Notes for Thomas "Oliver" Pearson:

The following is quoted from page 123 of Ruth Pearson Harper's "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700-1981" (1982):

 

Oliver, the youngest child of John Thomas and Dicena Newlin Pearson, was only seven months old when his father died. He inherited the mechanical ability of the Pearsons and applied it to watches and clocks. He worked for some time in Canton, Mississippi; from there he went to Memphis for the rest of his life. In Memphis he sold jewelry and repaired watches. At the age of 38 he married Sarah Thomas Martin whose widowed mother ran a boarding house where he got his meals. For the wedding trip they drove to Goldsboro to visit the relatives. Sarah, a charming woman, turned his initials into a nickname, Top. The younger generation immediately called him Uncle Top. In the summer of 1916, July, I think, one of her sisters gave her by mistake a large dose of oxalic acid instead of Epsom salts. Sarah, a milliner, had brought some of the lethal acid home to clean some hats. She died in a few minutes, a great shock to Uncle Top and everyone else.

 

After about ten years he married Clyde Martin, who was quite a lot of fun and nearer the ages of the nephews and nieces. They visited his brother William in January 1927 because of his illness with cancer, They always seemed to enjoy a trip to Wayne County.

 

At Christmas 1931, I, Ruth Pearson, who had recently come to Wadley, Alabama, spent the holidays with them. Earl, Sallie, and Mary drove to Memphis one summer; Mary made an extended visit. Once in 1947, when they were returning from Florida, they visited Homer and me for a few hours in Wadley. They also visited Uncle Joe and family at Keysville, Va.

 

Uncle Top was a Mason and a Shriner. While making a speech before a body of Shriners, he suffered a heart attack. Afterwards he was very determined to carry on as usual. He died suddenly 7-7-1949. The relatives delegated Aunt Mollie Pearson, Uncle Willie's widow, and Cathherine Pearson, Leslie's daughter, to attend the funeral in Memphis. Clyde never came back to North Carolina. She died in 1960 but we have no details of her later life. All were buried in Memphis.

 

More About Thomas "Oliver" Pearson:

Burial: Unknown, Memphis, TN

Comment 1: He had no children by either marriage; his wives were sisters

Comment 2: was a Mason and Shriner

Medical Information: had suffered a heart attack while making a speech before a body of Shriners, but recovered; died suddenly

Nickname: Ollie or Top

Occupation: Jeweler; watch & clock repairman

Residence: Canton, MS; Memphis, TN

 

More About Sarah Thomas Martin:

Burial: Unknown, Memphis, TN

Cause of Death: poisoning-sister accidentally gave her oxalic acid instead of Epsom salts

Occupation: milliner

Residence: Memphis, TN

 

More About Clyde Martin:

Residence: Memphis, TN

 

 

        238.  Sarah A.5 Pearson (Sarah4 Edgerton, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 25 May 1838 in Black Creek, present-day Wilson Co., NC?248, and died Abt. 1920 in Lamar, Prowers Co., CO?.  She married Edwin Griffen Copeland 13 Oct 1859 in Nahunta (later Contentnea) Friends Meeting, Wayne Co., NC, son of Henry Copeland and Dorothy Rogerson.  He was born 17 Sep 1831 in probably Rich Square, Northampton Co., NC249, and died Bef. 1913 in Lamar, Prowers Co., CO?.

 

Notes for Sarah A. Pearson:

The following is quoted from Ruth Pearson Harper's "History of the Pearson Family of Wayne County, North Carolina 1700-1981" (1982), page 53:

 

Edwin and Sallie Copeland moved to Kansas by 1889, the last year that Edwin's name appears on the list of assessments of Nahunta Monthly Meeting. The minutes of 11-8-1890 recorded the following: "A letter from our friend and sister Sallie A. Copeland requesting that her and her family's right of membership remain with us, in which the meeting unites, and the clerk is directed to answer her letter tendering the sympathy of our meeting."

 

On 7-13-1895 Nahunta MM granted Edwin G. and Sallie Copeland and their five children--Charles, Walter Jay, Henry L., Ellen, and Julia E.--certificates to Garden City MM in Garden City, Kansas. The Copelands must have found some choice farming land on the Arkansas River. Later they moved up the river to Lamar, Colorado. Ellen lived there before moving to Colorado Springs, and Elizabeth Pearson wrote of her sister Sallie as living in Lamar. This accounts for the burial of Emory and Elizabeth in Lamar.

 

More About Sarah A. Pearson:

Residence 1: 13 Jul 1895, Living in Garden City, KS on Arkansas River

Residence 2: Aft. 1895, Lamar, CO

 

Notes for Edwin Griffen Copeland:

On page 56 of the Pearson book, Mrs. Harper gave some details about Edwin's parents, Henry and Dorothy ("Dolly") Rogerson Copeland, on page 56, mainly taken from information given by Fernando Cartland in "Southern Heroes: The Friends in War Time" (1895), pages 379-382:

 

(Edwin's) parents, Henry and Dorothy Copeland of Rich Square, were managers of another station of the Underground Railroad. They cared for more than 300 travelers until it was safe for them to pass. Henry was suspected of being a Union man and of harboring runaways and deserters. Aunt Dolly, a good motherly Christian woman, did so much good to so many that she was never molested.

 

More About Edwin Griffen Copeland:

Comment: later settled in Lamar, CO