John Edenfield 1655(1665 KO) - 1720 married Rebecca
French Wilson 1675 - 1726. Rebecca's maiden name apparently
was Wilson, when she she married Thomas Wilson Jr. around 1687. Rebecca was
the stepdaughter of William Winsmore, who
mentions Rebecca, her
mother Elizabeth, and her two brothers Matthew and Abel Wilson in his 1686
will. She was the widow of Thomas Wilson, Jr. when she married John
Edenfield. John Edenfield was in what is now Delaware in 1695. He was
bron in Ovenden, W. Yorkshire, England. John Edenfield was a tailor
and farmer by trade, and lived near Jones Creek, County of Kent on Delaware,
Province of Pennsylvania, near Dovertown, Pa., now Delaware. (This information
from typewritten "The Edenfield Family Tree," 1980 Edition, by C.E. Edenfield.
There is more information on subsequent generations). Please refer
to the Edenfield web site for the latest
and ultimate information on this family. Children of John
Edenfield and Rebecca listed by Kathleen Oglesby:
Ann Edenfield married before 1720 George Harte, Jr. who
John Edenfield, Jr. 1693-1771, married Mary Smith. Known
children John Edenfield, Jr:
Elinor Edenfield married James Clayton
John Edenfield died 1759, married 2nd Persis
Elizabeth Edenfield married 1st Hugh Parke,
2nd John Cesson, 3rd John Banning, 4th Wm.
Mary Edenfield married Wm. Mason
Lybia Edenfield married Wm. Rodney
Jonas Edenfield died 1747 married Tabitha Stedham. Known
children Jonas Edenfield:
Jonas Edenfield, Jr. married 2nd Jane Moore
Rachel Edenfield married Jonathan McNatt
Richard Edenfield married Dorcas Sturgis
Ellender or Elinor Edenfield married a Looper.
Thomas Edenfield 1717 (c1715-16)-(1775-6) Presumably
born in Delaware, died in Orangeburgh District, married Elizabeth Creamer
17(24-25)-17(76-81) & moved to South Carolina. The following records
are a mixture of what Kathleen Oglesby gave to me, and from the
Edenfield web site. The first
known mention of a Thomas Edenfield in American was in a will by John
Edenfield in Kent County in Delaware where John left him one third part of
his estate. A Thomas Edenfield next appears as a Petit Juror in 1737 in Prince
George - Winyaw Parish near what is now Georgetown, SC. The next Thomas
Edenfield record is as a witness on a deed where in Joseph
Allen and his wife Susannah sold land to John Allston
on 11/12 March 1736/37. All parties were from Winneau, Craven Co., SC. A
Thomas Edenfield was appointed constable for Brunswich, New Hanover County,
North Carolina on the 11 June 1740. This county is in the southeast corner
of North Carolina adjacent to South Carolina. Next a Thomas Edenfield appears
before the Council Chamber on 2 October 1764 in Beaufort, South Carolina
applies for and petitions the Council for warrant of survey for 200 acres
of land in Granville County on the Savannah river where he stated he now
lives. The land was surveyed for him on 17 Oct 1764. The grant for
the 200 acres of land was dated the 25 of April in 1765 and a deed was recorded
on the 20 of June 1765. Known children of Thomas
Mary Edenfield b 1746 married Joseph Brooker
d1816. Known daughter:
Ellender Edenfield b 1748 married Lewis Johnston. Known
John Edenfield born (9 July?) 1750 nfi
Jesse Edenfield born 7 Oct. 1754 married Mary Reding.
Thomas Edenfield 4 May 1775, married Ann Phillips
David Edenfield 19 Jan. 1761
SC- 5 Apr. 1856 married Elizabeth Apston 1769-1861. Died Swainsboro,
Emanuel Co., GA. Children:
Jesse Edenfield 1786 - 1871-1880, married Elizabeth Phillips.
Elizabeth Edenfield 1813-1895, married William Parker.
Mary Edenfield nfi
John Edenfield 1798-c1880s married Barbara Edwards.
David Edenfield Jr. 1798-1880 married Cynthia Mobley
Richard Edenfield 1800-1863 married Elizabeth Ann Herrington
James W. Edenfield 1806-8. married Martha Yeomans
Holly Edenfield 1818/19-1883/4, marr 1st James R. Nunn
Dicie Edenfield 1804-<1859, 2 illegetimates, married? a Davis.
Tississia Edenfield married Daniel D. Thompson.
Adaline (Eddieline) Edenfield 1811/2-1891 or 1898, married Francis Orlando
Joshua Edenfield 1801/6?? - 1830
William Edenfield 1766-1837. A
Barnwell deed certainly makes it appear that William married first a
Brooker, sister of John and Joseph Brooker,
who died before 1817, and married second
Barbara Savage (Barnwell deeds. These deeds are all on this server,
and the hypertext links will jump to them. If you have clues about
these two wives, please send them to
me.). The 1800 Banrwell census shows him with 2m<10, 1m 16-26,
1f 16-26. He was 34. The 1810 Barnwell census (p78) shows him 2m<10,
1m 26-45, 1f<10, 1f 26-45, no slaves. He was 44. The 1830
Barnwell census (p142) shows him with 1m<5, 1m 15-20, 1m20-30, 1m 60-70
(he was 64), 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50, no slaves. I don't have the 1820 census
data on him. This 1830 census shows his wife considerably younger
than he, although the 1800 and 1810 censuses get his age wrong. The
younger wife in the 1830 census, taken literally, suggests that he did
marry a second time. As usual, census data are ambiguous. His
wife is with Wm. N. Edenfield in 1840 at 60-70. Barbara Savage
Edenfield in 1845 sold land owned by Wm. Edenfield, and his son, Wm. Nix
Edenfield, witnessed the sale. Katholeen Ogelsby stated that William Edenfield's
wife was Barbara Allen, but I can find no documentary support of this, nor
any other family record on which to draw conclusions, and these deeds rather
strongly indicate that his widow, and probably his second wife, Barbara,
was a Savage, not an Allen. That explains why the Allen family have
no knowledge of her. Known Children of William Edenfield and ____
Brooker (see caveats above):
Hiram Allen Edenfield born 1798 died 1846.
Edenfield 1806 - 1850, married Nancy
Miller 1811 - 1882.
John Allison Edenfield 11 September 1829
Martha Jane Edenfield 28 May 1831
Sarah Miriah Edenfield born 16 January 1833
William David Edenfield 6 November 1834
Charles Sheppard Edenfield 9 Sept. 1836
Robert Fulton Edenfield 7 Sept. 1838
Joseph Lawton Edenfield
16 March 1840
Silas Mercer Edenfield 15 May 1842
Ann Elizabeth Edenfield 2 Feb. 1844
William Henry Edenfield 18Sept.1846
Curtis Elliott Edenfield 5 Sept. 1847
Charles Miles Edenfield 23 May 1849
born (1796-1817) married John W. Cadden.
Wiley G. Edenfield
Susan Edenfield married a Britt.
Thomas Edenfield, Jr. b. 1769 married Mary Ann Creamer b
William Edenfield born 23 Jan. 1659 Halifax, W. Yorkshire,
England, died Dec. 1755/6 married 1st Sarah?, 2nd Ann?
According to the Edenfield web site,
he was a brother of John and not a son. Children:
John Edenfield died 1795 Kent Co., Delaware. Married Rachel?
Samuel Edenfield died 1799 unmarried.
There is an excellent Edenfield web site!
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