Charles Henry Edmunds

Charles Henry Edmunds

Birth
Beckton, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Jul 1877 (aged 40)
Rocky Hill, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 14123789 · View Source
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Married Virginia "Gennie" Hall Jordan on May 31, 1870 in Barren County, Kentucky. Their children were:

Louis Jordan Edmunds
Alice Callie Edmunds
Jerry Samuel Edmunds
Katherine Settle Edmunds
Charles Henry Edmunds, Jr.

"During my visit to Barren Co. Ky. in the midst of my joy, arising from meeting with beloved brethren and dear friends, my heart was made sad when a messenger came, saying, "Charles Henry Edmunds died this evening and you are requested to speak at his funeral to-morrow evening at 4 o'clock. The deceased was a son of the old "soldiers of the cross" C. P. and Elizabeth Edmunds. He was born Apr. 15th, 1837. Obeyed the gospel in Sept. 1853 in his 17th year, under the preaching of bro. Newton Mulkey, by whom he was baptized. Previous to this meeting at which he joined, he had a severe attack of fever, and it was during this sickness that Charlie resolved to be a Christian, if spared to recover. He never regretted this step, but always looked back to it as the greatest and best act of his life. He delighted to attend the house of God, and worship him according to his revealed will. On the 31st of May, 1870, he married an estimable sister, Jennie Jourdan daughter of bro. Jackson Jourdan, of Old Rocky Hill neighborhood. Bro. Jourdan passed to the spirit land last Fall. Bro. Edmunds, the subject of this notice, departed this life at six o'clock, July 28th, 1877; leaving a weeping wife and four little children to be widow and orphans, in a world where the fatherless and widow are not cared for as well as "pure and undefiled religion" requires. (See Jas. 1:27.) About six weeks before he fell asleep in Jesus, his horse slipped and fell upon his leg and fractured it. He seemed to get on well for a time but fever set in and he was called away from his sufferings to the land of pure and of continued joy. He was a man of firmness. He had a compassionate heart, and was strictly honest in his dealings with men. He was beloved by all. During his sickness he often sung some favorite hymn. Sometimes he played on his flute. The last he played was "Tarry with Me" while his wife joined in singing the words of this beautiful song. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord" (Rev. xiv. 13) was read at his funeral. And it was shown that "in the Lord" means "in Christ,"--his body--the church. That bro. Charles "had obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered him, being then made free from sin he became the servant of righteousness" (Rom. VI, 17;18)--that he had lived a life of godliness, and, we verily believe he died in Christ. The Spirit therefore pronounces a blessing on him. If one word from a friend could bring him back to us as we last saw him, which one of us, dear friends, would utter it? Ah! no. Let him rest from his labors, and let us who remain be as happy as we can without him here, and strive to go to him up there. B. F. Rogers." - Gospel Advocate, September 27, 1877, page 599.
Obituary courtesy of Tom Childers (#46515204).



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  • Maintained by: Sondra Van Scoy Krastins
  • Originally Created by: Mary Coursey
  • Added: 29 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14123789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry Edmunds (15 Apr 1837–28 Jul 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14123789, citing Captain Edmunds Cemetery, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Sondra Van Scoy Krastins (contributor 47502271) .