JOHN C. EDMISTON, an influential citizen of Knox township, Jefferson county, was born October 26, 1838 in Jefferson county. He is a son of John Edmiston, a setch of whom appears elsewhere. Mr. Edmiston was reared and educated in this county and was reared as a farmer, which has been the occupation of his life. On February 26, 1862 he was married to Emily, daughter of John N. Russell, of Knox township. To this union have been born six children: Mattie E., William R., ALlen T., Charles F., Lulu J., and Hattie M., all of whom are living except Mattie, who died at the age of eleven years and eleven months. Mr. Edmiston and wife are members of the Presbyterian church of Island Creek and are highly respected by the community. He has held the office of school director for fifteen years. Though he has not taken an active part in politics he is a staunch democrat.
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