John was born in Tennessee. John and his brother, George Washington, moved to Missouri after 1860. In November 1871, John married Lovina Harrison. She died and in August 1874 he married Martha Coffee and they moved to Tennessee where their daughter, Susan Ann, was born in 1875. Then to Texas, where George Anderson was born in 1878. In 1880, they were in Cass County, TX with Susan and George. Another son was born in 1880. In 1883, a son was born in Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri. Susan & George died in 1884.
In 1886 they were back in Texarkana, where two daughters and another son were born.
John died in 1893 in Texarkana, AR. He was preceded in death by Susan Ann & George Anderson in 1884.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; two daughters, Gracie Lee and Ida May; three sons, William Robert, James Richard and John Allen Morris Edmon all of Texarkana; a brother, George Washington Edmon of Missouri; and a number of nieces and nephews and a half-sister, Samantha Jane Moore-Rhinehart of Tennessee. George died 18 November 1914 in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas. His Find A Grave Memorial is # 19899581.
This great-grandfather was a carpenter.
NOTE: New information has been found. We now have his middle name and updated his birth year.