to genealogical research on the family of James S. EDGAR (1790 -1869) and Selah WITHERINGTON EDGAR (1794 - 1873), their ancestors and descendants, such as their 5G Granddaughter, Violet.

James and Selah were married on Saturday, 06 January, 1816 in Williamson County, TENNESSEE and raised nine boys and one girl -- all noted on the James & Selah Tree. They started their family at their TENNESSEE homestead in Maury County and, in late 1853, immigrated to DeWitt County, TEXAS, where they established their TEXAS homestead and the town of Edgar, DeWitt Co, TEXAS. Their family are buried in several TEXAS cemeteries, including the private EDGAR Family Cemetery and Hillside Cemetery.

After visiting these summary webpages, peruse the Family Tree Database for details and dates, photos and photo galleries, histories and photo histories, timelines, reports, documents, and much more about families and individuals in our family tree.

Stone Collectors

Robert Merritte WEBB, a 3G Grandson of James and Selah through their son Arthur, is the major researcher of this branch of the EDGAR Family Tree. KJ HANNAH, a 3G Granddaughter of James and Selah through their son Henry, is the data wrangler.

Additional contributors include the following:

James EDGAR Branch

  • Martha MOORE, PARKER Genealogy Research Book, major names: PARKER, EDGAR, KELLETT
  • Martha Washington WOLLARD EDGAR and Mary Susan Margareth NYEGAARD EDGAR, Joshua Edgar Family Bible. Descendants of William James Darden “Darden” EDGAR and Mary Susan Margareth NYEGAARD, major names: EDGAR
  • Doris McCUNN, Descendants of Paulina I EDGAR [S70], major names: EDGAR
  • Tina POPE, Descendants of Jesse J. MAYS [S52], major names: MAYS
  • Lindsay THOMAS, Descendants of Thomas SMITH [S44], major names: MAYS, SMITH
  • Kelley INGLE PATERNO, Descendants of Benjamin Franklin MORGAN [S54], major names: EDGAR
  • David THARP, Descendants & Ancestors of Amanda THARP [S46], major names: THARP, www.tharpgenealogy.com
  • Martha Ray BOOTHE MARANDA, Descendants of Joshua N. EDGAR and Martha Washington WOLLARD [S84], major names: EDGAR
  • Joyce MANNING, major names: BROWN, MCMANUS
  • Jeanne WAGENER LUERSEN [S91], major names: EDGAR, BROWN, BOOTHE

William EDGAR Branch

Margaret EDGAR Branch

We encourage you to continue their efforts by helping us grow our family tree. Contribute data, stories, photos, documents - every stone is welcomed and appreciated. If you have additions, corrections, or deletions, we welcome your contact. If you discover or are nurturing family trees adjunct to ours, please let us link e-trees.

Notes of Convention

  • [Brackets] indicate editorial content or comment inserted into a quoted source that are not part of the original quote.
  • [S#] indicates Source Number in the Family Tree Database.
  • Surnames are CAPITALIZED.
  • Nicknames are in "quotation marks."
  • Although this website uses the date form "day2 month3 year4" (example 01 Jan 2007,) for intercultural, international, and temporal clarity, most of the grave stones, obituaries, and other official and unofficial records document dates in the form "month date, year."

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