Brief Life History of Edmonson

When Edmonson was born in 1839, in Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States, his father, Rev. James Edmonson, was 54 and his mother, Sarah Sally Rupard Haggard, was 49. He died in 1839, in his hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States.

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Rev. James Edmonson
Sarah Sally Rupard Haggard
Eliza Jane Edmonson
Rosaline Edmonson
Martha Dawson Edmonson
Archibald Edmonson
William Edmonson
Sarah Ann Edmonson
L. A. Edmonson
Reverend Nathan Edmonson
James A Edmonson
Thomas B. Edmonson
Malinda B. Edmonson
John Edward Edmonson
Mary Martin Edmondson

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    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    1839 · The Capital Moves again

    After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.


    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Scott, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Edmondson .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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