|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1838|
Emily Edens, age 16, her mother, and sister were among the ten women and children killed when a band of Indians attacked the Edens home on San Pedro Creek near the present day town of Augusta on the night of Oct 18, 1838. Two other women were seriously wounded but survived. The four men who were present escaped unharmed. Most of the husbands/fathers had not yet returned after fighting the Kickapoos on Oct 16, just two days before the attack on those gathered for safety at John Edens' home. Emily was the daughter of Mr & Mrs John Edens, her father being one who escaped from the house unharmed. This attack became known as "The Edens-Madden Massacre".
Source: Taming Texas by Stephen L. Moore, chapter nine
The following was shared by Kathie Andrus Smith:
In doing research, I found the story of the Edens-Madden Massacre and also found out that John Edens was married 1st to Lavinia Langford. She died about 1830 in Arkansas or Louisiana. John then married a lady with the last name of Pollett. This lady along with her child Caledonia born 1835 was killed in the massacre. Emily is the daughter of the 1st wife as her birth is about 1822 but she was also killed that horrible night in the Massacre. There is no record of Lavinia's grave site, but it might be best to list her as Emily's mother rather than the 2nd wife, _______ Pollett or "Mrs. John Edens" as she is listed in those killed that night.
John Edens (1783 - 1857)
(unk) Pollett Edens (____ - 1838)
Caledonia Edens (____ - 1838)*
Emily Edens (____ - 1838)
Banister Edens (1804 - 1889)**
Darius H. Edens (1815 - 1883)**
John Edens Family Cemetery
Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
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