Edington, Joseph L.

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Edington, Joseph L.

Gender

Male

Biography

Joseph Edington, born in 1812 in Virginia, ran an "eating house" according to the memoirs of Laura Smith Haviland. His wife, Mary, crossed the Ohio and ventured into Rabbit Hash in 1847 with Haviland to help get a message to John White's wife, Jane. Jane was enslaved by the Stephens family, along with the couple's 5 children.
Mary Edington is listed on the 1850 census as "mulatto" like her husband, but her birthplace is Pennsylvania. It's possible that she was born free.

Member

Edington family

Birth date

1812

Place of birth

Life event(s)

Marriage: 5 Apr 1846; Dearborn County (Ind.)

Spouse(s)

Ross, Mary A.

Child(ren)

Edington, David

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