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Date: 3/24/2009 at 17:24:25

WILLIAM EDMONDSON, deceased, one of the early settlers of Louisa County, was born on the 15th of March, 1815, in Blount County, Tenn., and was the son of David and Jennette (Wilson) Edmondson, who were of Irish descent. His boyhood days were passed upon a farm, and on the 31st of January, i 839, he wedded Mary Walker, a native of Tennessee, and a daughter of David Walker, who was born in the North of Ireland. To them .were born a family of ten children, though only four are now living: Eliza J., widow of S. D. Johnson, resides in Columbus City Township; Maggie J. is the wife of George W. Duncan, a resident farmer of Union Township; Amanda C. is still living at home; and Robert R. is engaged in farming in Union Township. The death of Mr. Edmondson occurred June 5, 1887, at the age of seventy-two years, and was sincerely mourned by many friends. His wife was called to her final home several years previously, dying May 22, 1874, when fifty-eight years of age. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and her kindliness and sympathy won the hearts of all. Mr. Edmondson was a conservative man, though possessed of many excellencies of character, and highly respected. In his political views he was a Republican, having joined that party on its organization. He came to Louisa County at an early day, made a home for his family, and was the owner of eighty acres of land at the time of his death.

Robert F. Edmondson, a representative farmer of Union Township, Louisa Co., Iowa, residing on section 7. was born in Monroe County, Tenn., and when a lad emigrated to Iowa with his parents. In this county he was reared upon a farm and attended the district schools. On the 9th of September, 1880, his marriage with Marietta Duncan, daughter of F. A. Duncan, of Columbus Junction, was celebrated, and they are now the parents of three children, two daughters and one son Mary A., Nellie and William F.

Religiously, Mr. Edmondson and his wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church. He has served as Township Assessor for two terms, was Clerk of the township for one term, and in political sentiment is a Republican. He is the owner of 180 acres of land, and operates 240 acres, which under his able management produces excellent crops.
Source: Portraits and Biographies copyrighted by Chapman Bros. 1885


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