Emma Hart, John's second wife (plural marriage), born 1821 in Pennsylvania. Sealed in Endowment House 1853.
Records also show Abarintha Snow sealed to John Edmiston 4 July 1888, in the Manti Temple.
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Below is the text on the Morley Settlement Marker:
This was the site of Morley's Settlement, 1839-1846. The log homes and cabins, fenced farms and corrals of 400-500 Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) spread out for more than a mile northeast, north, and west of here. The people had come as religious refugees, forced from Missouri.
The settlement was named after founder and president Isaac Morley (and was sometimes called "Yelrome" - Morley spelled backwards). LDS prophet Joseph Smith often preached here. LDS poet Eliza R. Snow lived here in 1843-44. Morley's barrel shop sold barrels in Quincy. Frederick Cox operated a chair making shop. The settlement had four stores. Cordella Morley taught school here. "Morley Town," the settlement's heart, had north-south and east-west streets running for three blocks east and three blocks north of this marker.
Not quite three miles southwest of here, other Mormons settled in an existing town, Lima (Adams County). Mormons in both settlements together formed the Lima Branch (or Stake) of the LDS Church. Branch records for 1842 list families (living in both settlements) named Morley, Hancock, Durfee, Miner, Curtis, Carter, Cox, Whiting, King, Call, Brown, Winn, Garner, Gardner, Tidwell, Thornton, Casper, Benner, Clawson, Worheese, Snow, Dudley, Scott, Blair, Wimmer, Critchlow, Hickenlooper, Rose, and many others.
In September 1845, when Mormons and non-Mormons clashed in Hancock County, the latter torched scores (some reports say 125) of Morley's Settlement houses and outbuildings. Suddenly homeless, the residents fled to Nauvoo for safety. Morley's Settlement, mostly reduced to ashes, disappeared.
Of the John and Hannah Carter family, son Phillip stayed behind on his land southwest of here. Phillip's posterity lived there for several generations.
The present town of Tioga was founded here in 1855, and soon afterwards many German immigrant families settled in the area.
John Edmiston was a smith who worked with and forged iron. A Blacksmith was an important man in the community. When there were horses and oxen to shoe, he made and fixed on horseshoes to protect their feet. Horseshoes consisted of a narrow plate of iron shaped to fit the rim of a horse's hoof. A blacksmith also had wheels of wagons to shoe or tire, and coaches to repair. He made iron utensils. All hardware which went into the building of a house was the product of his skill. The making of hinges, latches, hooks, fireplace fittings, implements of all kinds for the home and farm, besides nails, which were all hand made, kept the forge glowing winter and summer. It was all forge work. Farmers depended on the local blacksmith to provide and maintain much of their farming equipment. The iron was heated in the fire and held on the anvil, then the smith walloped the iron with a sledge hammer. He would indicate the position and direction of the sledge with a tap on the anvil from a hand hammer. Many blacksmiths not only earned good livings, but became well to do.
The Memorial of the undersigned Inhabitants of Hancock County in the State of Illinois respectfully sheweth:
They were finally compelled to fly from those Counties; and on the 11th of October 1838, they sought safety by that means, with their families, leaving many of their effects behind that they had previously applied to the constituted authorities of Missouri for protection but in vain. The Society were pursued by the Mob, Conflicts ensued, deaths occurred on each side, and finally a force was organized under the authority of the Governor of the State of Missouri, with orders to drive us from the State, or exterminate us. Abandoned and attacked by those to whom we had looked for protection, we determined to make no further resistance but [p.568] submit to the authorities of the State, and yield to our fate however hard it might be. Several members of the Society were arrested and imprisoned on a charge of treason against the State; and the rest amounting to above 14,000 Souls, fled into the other states, principally into Illinois, where they now reside.
It is true the Constitution of the United States gives to us in Common with all other Native or adopted Citizens, the right to enter and settle in Missouri, but an executive order has been issued to exterminate us if we enter the State, and that part of the Constitution becomes a nullity so far as we are concerned.
Had any foreign State or power committed a similar ourtrage upon us, we cannot for a moment doubt that the strong arm of the general government would have been stretched out to redress [——] our wrongs, and we flatter ourselves that the same power will either redress our grievances or shield us from harm in our efforts to regain our lost property, which we fairly purchased from the general government.
And your Memorialists will every pray &c.
Daniel H. Wells Brigham Young Counsellor
Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Edmiston, JohnBirth Date: 23 July 1821
Company: Unidentified Companies (1851)
John Edmiston appears as a witness, along with his father-in-law Gardner Snow and others, at Isaac Morley's deposition regarding the mob leaders who threatened him at Nauvoo in June 1844. [History of the Church, vol. 6, ch. 25, pp. 510, 518, 522].
John was born 1821 in Pennsylvania and baptized at Morley's Settlement in 1842. He married Gardner Snow's daughter Martha Jane about 1842 probably at Morley'sSettlement [their first child was born there November 1843]. Their second child was born December 1845 in Nauvoo. Their next three children were born in Iowa [Blackhawk County and Cartersville, Cerro Gordo County] between 1848 and 1850. After that they show up in Springville, Utah .
Sarah E., born 1845 at Nauvoo
Jonathan H., born 1848 at Blackhawk County, Iowa
Martha Ann, born 1849 at Cartersville, Cerro Gordo, Iowa; married Lauren Hotchkiss Roundy
John, born 1850 at Cartersville; married Maria Rilly and Clare ?
Samuel, born 1851 at Springville, Utah
Algenora, born 1853 at Manti; married Squire Stewart
William, born 1854 at Ephraim; married Sadie ?
Eliza, born 1856 at Ephraim; married Joseph Benton Barryman
Warren, born 1857 at Ephraim; married Lucy Ann Woolf
George Washington, born 1860 at Ephraim; married Mary Larson and Caroline Otteson
David, born 1862 at Manti
Mary Margaret, born 1864 at Manti; married Soren Erastus Andersen
Charles H., born 1866; married Della Jackson/Jackman
He died in 1891 at Castle Dale, Emery, Utah.
B. H. Roberts, Comprehensive History of the Church, Vol. 5, Ch. 129, p. 151
David S. Edminston
To the lot of David S. Edminston fell the sort of training that makes sturdy and efficient workers, undaunted by labors or hardships. His education, so far as books are concerned, was acquired in subscription schools, and in the old-fashioned log public school which he attended in the winter season, warming himself in the afternoons and evenings at the forge where he helped his father regularly, from the time when he was so small that he had to stand on a block to blow the bellows. By the time he was twenty-two years old, he was quite ready to carry on the business form himself, which he began to do at the age, at Barree Forge, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; here he spent seven years, and was then in business successively at Chipton, Blair County, Pennslvania; two years. At Hatfield, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania - one year; at Petersburg, same county - five years, and at Warriors Ridge, two years. He then worked as a journeyman for a time at Henry Shoup's place, in Juniata Twp., after which, in March 1885, he moved to his present home.
On 20 June 1844, John swore a deposition [with his father-in-law, Gardner Snow, and others] before the Hancock County, Illinois, Justice of the Peace in Nauvoo. He deposed that he was present on June 15 when the angry mob approached Isaac Morley and demanded that the residents of Morley's Settlement either join with mem to arrest Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, give up their arms and remain neutral, or get out. The deponents further deposed that they were compelled to leave their homes and flee to Nauvoo for protection "for we were afraid to stay there on account of the mobs threatening to utterly exterminate us"
Sometime between 1846 and 1847, John moved his family from Nauvoo to Iowa, where he spent at least three years, possibly in the service of the church. The family moved to Utah in 1851.
John married (2) Emma HART about 1856 in Utah as a plural marriage. Emma was born 14 March 1835 in Ohio and traveled to Utah in 1850 with her mother and five siblings. Nothing more is known of her. John died 13 October 1891 and Martha Jane died 2 March 1892 at Castle Dale, Emery, Utah.
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