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Edmund Carnes 1813 Westmoreland, PA?
Posted by: J Boeniger (ID *****8943) Date: July 08, 2008 at 16:38:12
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Edmund Carnes/Karnes - Looking for information on Edmund Carnes B:2-24-1813 PA? D:1-19-1864 KY. The following story is recorded by more than one ancestor: Edmund left his home in PA and came down the Ohio River on a flatboat landing in Flagg Springs, Ky. at the age of 16. Thus, information I have found on Edmund in PA is 0. I am specifically looking for a family or church birth record to learn of the names of his parents, or a mention of him in his father's will (although his father might not have mentioned him as he left home after fighting with his stepmother). Dates for Edmund's birth and death are from his gravestone in KY. His death certificate says his father was from West Virginia. This could be an error as the death certificate also has him listed as Edwin. I have two possibilities as to Edmund's father's whereabouts: One distant relation says his father's name was William and that he was from Westmoreland (from the Godfrey and William Family line). I cannot prove any of this. The other possibility: family members of Edmund's wife, Jane Newkirk, recorded the following information: Edmund's father's name was Jacob, he was a millwright, served in the Revolutionary War under General Washington and had a land grant in PA, recorded at Pittsburgh. Jacob married twice. He had Edmund by first marriage and two daughters by second marriage. I cannot prove any of this either. I have ample info from KY, I just need something to connect Edmund to PA. Anyone out there who has a PA family record including an Edmund Carnes, please let me know. P.S. Edmund's first son was named Jacob. One of Edmund's sons who died at birth was named Franklin Greenberry. I have seen only one Greenberry Carnes from GA who had a son named Edmund, but don't know how we might be connected to Carnes in Georgia. - J. Boeniger

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