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Re: Anyone have "The Family Edney" by Lyda?
Posted by: Martha Ann Date: October 21, 1999 at 08:18:42
In Reply to: Anyone have "The Family Edney" by Lyda? by Bonnie Edney Olsen of 601

I did not know that a book on the Edney family had ever been published. I don't have any idea where you can find it. What I know about the Edneys came from the research my aunt did in the 70s and 80s. The Edneys in the western part of NC came from Camden and Pasquotank Counties in Northeastern NC. The first Edney we know about in America was Robert Edney who married Anne Rencher. They lived in Pasquotank County which then included Camden County. The dates I have for Robert Edney are 1700-1759. His children are Samuel Edney, Newton kRencher Edney, Anne Edney, Elizabeth Edney, and Ahonon Edney. I think the last name was not clear on the original sources and no one seems to really know if that is corect or not. According to my Aunt's notes Samuel was the father of Leven, Newton, Alson, Samuel, Asa, Anne, Lucinda, and James. The younger Samuel and Asa are the ones who moved to the western part of NC. Samuel (the younger) Edney's dates are 1768-1844 and Asa Edney's dates are 1772-1842.
Newton Rencher Edney was the father of Robert Edney, Newton Rencher Edney, Joseph Edney, Jonathan Edney, John Edney, and Levenworth Edney. The only one of those that I have a birth date on is Robert 1772 to 1816. I have children listed for him - Nancy, Margaret, Newton R, Rebecca, Sarah, Lettisha, Mary, and William Bond Edney. They were all born between 1796 and 1815. Robert's brother John died about 1825 and his land was devide among his heirs Chloe Edney, Newton Edney, Sarah (wife of John Thomas Old), Charlotte (wife of Nathan Wilkins), Mary (Polly) Edney, Samuel H. Edney, and John W. Edney.
I think some of the Edneys besides Samuel and Asa went west.

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