Hi, Martha Ann. Thanks for replying. The following is is all that I know about the children of Samuel Edney and his wife Amelia (Emily, Milly, Mary?) Spence. There may have been other children, and there is a ten year gap between the two oldest and the two youngest, indicating perhaps that the two oldest were not hers????
1. B. Joseph N. Edney - Born ca 1838 North Carolina (or Virginia?); Married 18 Nov 1858 in Dent County, Missouri to Martha J. Smith; Died by 1865 (probate August 1867) Dent Co., Missouri. His wife married 2) Samuel Samples.
2. James Edney - Born ca 1839 North Carolina (or Virginia?).
3. Alfred L. Edney - Born May 1847 Missouri; Married 13 Jan 1896(?) Dent co., Missouri to Elizabeth R. Stiles. I think this date is incorrect as they appear to have already been married by 1872 when they sold land as husband and wife.
4. Mary Jane Edney - Born 4 Jan 1848 Salem, Dent Co., MO; married 21 May 1866 Salem, Dent Co., MO to Brittin Capril Smith; died 13 Dec 1946 Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas; Buried Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.
Some of the known grandchildren
1. Joseph Thomas Smith
2. Martha Merriah Smith
3. Frances Amelia Smith
4. Ruth Amberzine Smith
5. Wiliam Tyra Smith
6. Phoebe Elizabeth Smith
7. John Marquis Smith
8. Temperance Smith
9. Celia Smith
10. Rufus Allen Smith
11. Mary (Mae) Serena Smith
12. Hester Ann Smith
13. Alonzo Solomon Smith
14. Silvy Vesta Smith
15. Augusta Tullis Smith
1. Rufus E. Edney
2. Alice E. Edney
3. Annie Edney
4. Ruth O. Edney
Dent Co., MO was created from Crawford Co, MO. The only thing that I could find on the 1850 Missouri Census for the Edneys was:
Crawford Co., MO,
#420 M. Edney 38 Female Widow born Virignia
IT? J. Edney 14 Male born Virginia
James Edney 12 Male born Virginia
A. Edney 3 male born Missouri.
The age and place of birth for Amelia is incorrect (at least from later census). Also, daughter Mary Jane was not listed - why not?
1860 Dent Co., MO Census
House #165 John Samples 43 M KY
Lurena 41 F KY & family
Note: Son Samuel Samples married secondly to Martha Jane EDNEY.
House #166 Samples Samples 29 M born KY
Permilia 2__? born KY
Mary 1 F born MO
NOte: This is the Samuel who married secondly to Mary Jane EDNEY.
House #167 JOSEPH EDNEY 23 Male Born NC
Martha J. Smith 19 F born TN
Brittan Smith 14 M born MO
Note: I don't know they were all living in the same house. Joseph later married Martha Jane Smith. Brittan was Martha's brother, and he married Joseph Edney's sister, Mary Jane Edney.
House #210 EMILY EDNEY 43 NC (should be 53?) (Note she is called Emily here)
JAMES EDNEY 21 Male born NC
ALFORD EDNEY 13 Male born MO
MARY EDNEY 8 Female born MO
(Note: her age is wrong, as she was born in 1848 - should be age 12)
House #211 James E. Callahan 42 Male born TN & wife Elizabeth and family
Amelia EDNEY sold Callahan land.
1870 Dent Co., MO Census
House #101 E. P. Callahan 48 F TN
(widow of James E. Callahan) & family
House #103 Elijah Hunt 71 M Farmer NC
Wife Elizabeth 66 NC & family
(Note: Elijah & James Hunt received part of the estate of JOSEPH EDNEY along with Solomon B. Smith and Samuel Samples)
House #104 Samuel Samples 32 M GA
M. J. 31 F TN & family
(M.J. is Martha Jane (Smith) Edney,
widow of Joseph Edney)
House #122 AMELIA EDNEY 63 Female born NC
ALFRED EDNEY 23 Male born MO
House #123 Breten Smith 23 MO
M. J. Smith 18 F MO
& three children
(M. J. is Mary Jane EDNEY)
1880 Dent Co., MO Census
ALFRED EDNEY 33 Male born MO father born Kentucky (???) and mother born North Carolina
LIZZY EDNEY 23 Female born MO; father born Kentucky mother born NOrth Carolina
***MARY HASSLER, 74, widow, boarder, pauper, born North Carolina, father born NOrth Carolina, mother born North Carolina.
(Note: Is MARY HASSLER actually AMELIA/MILLY (SPENCE) EDNEY? She is the right age , born 1807 in North Carolina. Did she remarry after 1870?)
1900 Dent Co., MO Census
ALFRED L. EDNEY May 1874 53 years Male Married for 22 years born Missouri, father born NC, mother born NC, Farmer
ELIZABETH R. EDNEY Wife born Feb 1848 52 years born MO Parnents both born IN
RUFUS E. EDNEY Son Born April 1881, 19, single born MO parents born MO
ALICE E. EDNEY DAu Dec 1882 17 born MO
ANNIE EDNEY Dau Jan 1884, 16, born MO
RUTH O. EDNEY Dau Jan 1891, 9, born MO
STILES or STITES, L__, mother-in-law, W F born 1819, 81 years, born IN parents born IN
Do any of these names ring any bells????
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