Edmondson, Andrew

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Age at Enlistment:  Abt. 27

Length of Service: 1778-1780

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Ensign under Col. Campbell

UnitVirginia Militia, Virginia Rangers

Service RecordKilled in action at Battle of King’s Mountain on 7 Oct 1780; Note on Find A Grave: Ensign Virginia Rangers. Killed Battle of King’s Mountain Name also spelled Edmondson or Edmonson.  Citation: http://bkmnp.com/alpha/ EDMONDSON, Andrew: Virginia; Ensign

Survived WarNo

Cemetery / Burial:   Mountain Rest Cemetery, King’s Mountain, Cleveland Co NC , Plot 59 (*there is information that Edmondson may not be buried here; still trying to confirm)

Soldier Info:  Born abt. 1750 in Augusta Co., VA; Died at Battle of King’s Mountain, NC; Married his cousin Ann Edmiston (Edmondson) and had three children: John Edmondson who married Martha Moore on 31 Oct 1799; Martha Edmondson who married her cousin William Edmondson on 07 Jul 1796; and Margaret Edmondson who married Robert Gillespie on 05 Nov 1800. All three children were married in Washington County, Virginia. Andrew also served on a Grand Jury in Washington County, Virginia before the war. 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.

Relationship to Author:  6th Great Grandfather