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Mostly Jefferson County, TN . . . many EDMONDS, many islands . . . mostly prior to 1900

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  • ID: I0326
  • Name: Frances (mShewbert) EDMONDS
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: BET 1847 AND 1849 in NC. No one knows real date. Censuses vs DC. Her first two match!
  • Death: 25 MAY 1926 in Sevier, Tennessee (lists "Reece" as mother on DC. See link here.)
  • Note:
    your BEST resource for this family is --

    Myra/Mirah is the first wife of France's brother, Tilman.


    In her General Affidavit in support of Tilman Edmonds' pension request, dated Dec 27, 1920, Francis Shewbert said her age was 75 years and she was a resident of Knox County, TN. (though at the bottom it says her residence address is Kodak, Sevier, Tennessee)

    She said that "Mirah L. Edmonds, died June 6th 1878 . . .and that her means of knowledge is that she was present at the death of the said Mirah L. Edmonds, and attended her funeral. (her X mark). ((HINT: MYRA IS ON THE 1880 MORTALITY SCHEDULE HAVING DIED IN JULY 1879)).

    Witnessed by
    L M Shubert (he didn't write the "c".)
    L A Edmonds

    Her age keeps creeping up and I can see where someone got the 1845 date--FROM SOMEONE who wasn't there when she was born!!!

    1850 1
    1860 12
    1870 22 Sevier County, TN.
    1880 33 Sevier County, TN. one year creep
    1900 54 Sevier County, TN. one year creep
    1910 63 Sevier County, TN.
    1920 74? Sevier County, TN living with son Larkin

    "Reece" is listed as mother on Frances' DC. See image at

    record title: Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955
    name: Frances Shewbert
    event: Death
    event date: 25 May 1926
    event place: Sevier, Tennessee
    gender: Female
    marital status: Widowed
    race or color: White
    age: 80
    birth date: 29 Dec 1845
    birthplace: N. C.
    father: William Edwards
    father's birthplace: N. C.
    mother: Reece
    mother's birthplace: N. C.

    occupation: Housekeeping
    cemetery: Berch Springs
    burial date: 26 May 1926
    digital folder number: 4183293
    volume/page/certificate number: cn 20374
    Informant was her daughter: Mary Shewbert Hodges

    Father: William (m1:NancyReece m2:NancyPatton) EDMONDS b: BET 1806 AND 1807 in NC. No, he did NOT marry Margaret Reneau in Jefferson 13 Feb 1840. See
    Mother: Nancy REECE b: ABT 1816 in NC per most of her children's censuses. Two daughters list Reece and Nancy Reece as their mother. Help needed to verify.

    Marriage 1 William SHEWBERT
    • Married: ABT 1866 in the house of Tilman Edmonds (brother of the bride)
    1. Has No Children Mary SHEWBERT b: 14 NOV 1867 in TN