CPT William Edmiston

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CPT William Edmiston

Birth
Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Death 7 Oct 1780 (aged 39–40)
Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Plot 57
Memorial ID 51932859 · View Source
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Killed in Battle of King's Mountain Oct 7, 1780


According to General Joseph Graham's account of, "The Battle of King's Mountain," the patriot army consisted of the following breakdown of forces:

From Washington county, Virginia, under Col. W. Campbell, 400
From Sullivan county, North Carolina, under Col. Isaac Shelby, 200
From Washington, North Carolina, under Col. John Sevier, 240
From Burke and Rutherford counties, N. C.,under Col. Charles McDowell 160
From Wilkes and Surrey counties, North Carolina, under
Col. Benjamin Cleveland and Major James Winston, 350

In White's, THE KING'S MOUNTAIN MEN, page 170, he says, "Edmondson" Eight of this name were at King's Mountain. Three were killed and one wounded, all being officers under Campbell. These four were Capt. William, Robert Sr., and Andrew killed, and Lt. Robert,Jr., wounded.

The other four were Major William, and privates John, Samuel and William." The victory of the forces of Campbell called the "Over the Mountain Men" was not expected because they were facing superior forces under General Cornwallis but this victory is considered by most historians as being the real turning point of the Revolutionary War.



KILLED

EDMONDSON, William: Virginia, Rank: Captain. Date of birth: 1734. Place of birth, Augusta County, Virginia. He was a member of the Rangers on Expedition into South Carolina in 1780. According to an account recorded in Draper's HEROES OF THE BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN, "He (Capt. Edmondson) was in Col. Wm Campbell's Virginia Regiment and during the hottest part of the battle he dashed forward and ahead of his Company and received the full charge of the Depeyster's Rangers, he fired his gun, then using it as club he knocked the rifle out of the grasp of one of the Britons, seizing him by the neck and making him a prisoner, he brought him to the foot of the hill. Returning again up the mountain he bravely fell, fighting in front of his Company, When the contest ended, one of his soldiers, McCrosky, went in search of his Captain and told him of the great victory his forces had gained over the British, at which the dying man nodded his satisfaction at the results." William did die on 7 October 1780 during the Battle of King's Mountain.
He was also known as William Edmiston.


WILLIAM EDMISTOn DAR Patriot A036399

William Edmiston Married Elizabeth Edmiston, daughter of John and Margaret Edmiston. There was much intermarrying of families and at least 3 spellings for the name of Edmiston.

Notes for WILLIAM EDMONDSON, CAPT.: From "The Early Edmondsons of Southwest Virginia":

The Children of Captain William and Elizabeth (Edmiston) Edmiston were:

1. Martha Edmiston born 1772, died 1843, married 1794, William G. Boyd, son of Robert Boyd.

2. Margaret Edmiston born 30th September, 1774, died 11 May, 1839; married 1789, Samuel Wilson.

3. Thomas Edmiston born 13 April, 1779, died 26 January, 1834, Davidson County, Tennessee; married Agatha Perkins


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Elizabeth Edmiston died in 1803, in Williamson Co Tennessee.
She remarried Adam Dean and he died 9 Sep 1787 in Montgomery Co VA They had a daughter, Elizabeth Anna Dean (Find A Grave Memorial# 92438723} who married Stephen C Jordon.

DEAN, ADAM
DAR Ancestor A031010 (Find A Grave Memorial 92438492)


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EDMONDSON, Andrew: Virginia; Ensign; Civil Service: Date of birth: Circa 1750; Birthplace, Augusta County, Virginia. Andrew served on a Grand Jury in Washington County, Virginia, and was an Ensign under Col. Campbell. at the Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina.
He died in that battle on 7 October 1780.
Source: Heitman, HISTORY REG OF OFFICERS OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY DURING THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, 1775-1783, pp 212; Draper, KINGS MOUNTAIN & ITS HEROES, pp 304,Summers, ANNALS OF SW VIRGINIA PART 2, pp 962.

DAR Records

ANDREW EDMONDSON DAR Patriot #: A036345

Service: VIRGINIA Rank(s): ENSIGN, CIVIL SERVICE
Birth: CIRCA 1750 AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA
Death: 10-7-1780 BATTLE OF KINGS MTN SOUTH CAROLINA

Service Source: HEITMAN, HIST REG OF OFFICERS OF THE CONT ARMY DURING THE WAR OF THE REV, 1775-1783 P 212; DRAPER, KING'S MTN & ITS HEROES, P 304; SUMMERS, ANNALS OF SW VA, PART 2, P 962

Service Description: 1) ENS AT BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN,
2) COL CAMPBELL;GRAND JUROR WASHINGTON CO

Residence


County: FINCASTLE CO - State: VIRGINIA
County: WASHINGTON CO - State: VIRGINIA

Created: 2002-03-27 23:23:55.3, Updated: 2004-05-07 13:24:33.0, By: stillman 2)

Spouse 1) ANN EDMISTON

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EDMONDSON, Robert Sr.: Virginia, Rank: Lieutenant.
Source: Redmond Selectmon Cole, HISTORICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO THE EDMONDSON (EDMISTON) FAMILY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Died: 7 October 1780.



WOUNDED

EDMONDSON, Robert Jr. Rank: Lieutenant., Virginia. Birth: 17 March 1753 in Augusta County, Virginia. Participated in the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina under the command of Captain Beattie. He was wounded.
Died 16 February 1816 in Shelby County, Tennessee.
He was not the son of Robert Edmondson Sr., who also took part in and died during this battle.


DAR Records

EDMONDSON, ROBERT JR Ancestor #: A036384

Service: VIRGINIA Rank: LIEUTENANT
Birth: 3-17-1753 AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA
Death: 2-16-1816 SHELBY CO TENNESSEE
Service Description: 1) CAPT BEATTIE, BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN


Residence

Created: 2002-03-27 23:23:55.3, Updated: , By: Conversion 1) County: WASHINGTON CO - State: VIRGINIA


Spouse 1) ISABELLA BUCHANAN

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT William Edmiston (1740–7 Oct 1780), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51932859, citing Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by cjhunter (contributor 46942653) .