Richard Edmondson1,2

ID# 16058, (abt 1792 - 1859)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1792, Virginia3,4
Marriage: 14 May 1823, Halifax Co., Virginia, Susan H. Chastain (about 1807 -5,6 )
Death: Sep 18597,8

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Narrative:

     Richard Edmondson was born about 1792 in Virginia.3,4
     Richard married Susan H. Chastain on 14 May 1823 in Halifax Co., Virginia.5,6
     Horse racing was evidently as feature of the culture of the area. Richard and Adam Toot sponsored a three-day racing event starting on 6 Oct 1829. On the first day featured a Proprietor's purse of $200 for a race with two-mile heats and $15 entrance fee. On the second day there was a race with three-mile heats, and a Jockey Club purse of $400, with an entrance fee of $20. The third day featured a Handy Cap worth $100. There were also an elegant saddle, bridle, martingale and whip available each day. The announcement proclaimed that there "being a number of horses in training, the course being new and the neighborhood wealthy an populous, fine sport is expected." The proprietors were furnishing stables and litter gratis.9 Richard and Susan H. appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 24 Oct 1850, reporting real estate valued at $13,000. Their children Richard, William, Henry, Robert, Sarah, Mary and Howell were listed as living with them, as well as 21 slaves.1,10
     He was a farmer.1
     Richard died in Sep 1859.7,8

Children:
     Children with Susan H. Chastain:

  • Martha A. Edmondson11 (29 Apr 1827 - 15 Feb 1907)
  • Richard H. Edmondson12 (abt 1829 - )
  • William Edmondson12 (abt 1831 - )
  • Henry A. Edmondson12 (abt 1834 - )
  • Robert H. Edmondson12 (abt 1836 - )
  • Sarah R. Edmondson12 (abt 1837 - )
  • Mary C. Edmondson12 (abt 1839 - bef 1880)
  • Howell C. Edmondson12 (abt 1845 - )

Citations

  1. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  2. [S887] "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850," Ancestry.com, record for Richard Edmundson and Susan Chastain.
  3. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 58 and state.
  4. [S4393] Richard Edmondson entry, 1860 U.S. Census, mortality schedule, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 77 at death Sep 1859, and state.
  5. [S887] "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850," Ancestry.com, record for Richard Edmundson and Susan Chastain, shows date and county.
  6. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  7. [S4393] Richard Edmondson entry, 1860 U.S. Census, mortality schedule, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows month.
  8. [S1625] Susan H. Edmondson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, does not show him, and she is shown as a farmer, with large amounts of land and personal property.
  9. [S3026] "Halifax Virginia Races," Richmond Enquirer, 13 Sep 1829.
  10. [S1629] Richard Edmondson, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  11. [S225] It would appear that Richard was Martha's father, as he appears to be the father of Susan's other children.
  12. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.