Sunday, May 9, 2010


History Of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade And Barton Counties,
Missouri, published by Goodspeed, 1889; Pgs. 733, 734
Cedar County Section

Elisha Edge, a prominent old resident of Stockton, is a native of
Warren County, Tenn., where he was born in 1817. His father,
Henry Edge, was born in Maryland, in 1781, and when a young man
went to Kentucky, where he met and married Miss Hannah Stockstill,
who was born in North Carolina, in 1793, and afterward moved to
Tennessee, and in 1837 to Dade County, Mo. He was a soldier in the
War of 1812, and was a hard working tiller of the soil all his life.
He died in Dade County, Mo., in 1867, preceded by his wife in 1863.
They were the parents of thirteen children, Elisha being the sixth
of the family. He remained with his parents until twenty-one years
of age, and on the 30th of January, 1839, was married to Miss Harriet
Denby, who was born in Warren County, Mo., in 1820. Sophronia, wife
of Charles Mitchell; Abigail, the deceased wife of Samuel
Killingsworth; Eliza, wife of Giles Holman; Mary, wife of B. L.
Cornwell; Henry; Susan, wife of Henry Hudson; Benjamin L., and Thomas,
are the children born to their union. Mr. Edge came with his father
to Missouri, and, in 1841, located in Cedar County, settling in 1866
where he now lives. On first coming to this State, he was obliged to
go thirty miles to mill. He is one of the oldest residents of the
county, and is the owner of 240 acres of fertile land. He supports
the principles of the Democratic party, and during the Rebellion served
six months in the Stockton Grays, and afterward in Company D, Col.
McDonald's Arkansas Regiment of Cavalry, participation in the battles
of Wilson's Creek, Prairie Grove, Helena, and numerous skirmishes.

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