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JOHN EDMONDS - ELDEST SON , SAMUEL

Journal by edmondsallan

edmondsallan Hello / good morning / salutations to everyone . I have been doing some research plus looking thro some of the "Edmonds" books /documents etc' . The descendants of John Samuel Edmonds owe much to the forward future thinking of John's eldest son " Samuel John Edmonds " As well as becoming a high roller & very very wealthy gentleman with huge investments in shipping ( on both coasts = 26 vessels )major shareholder in two Coromandel gold fields , property owner he was also a partner of Charles Davis in many other companies including the Auckland Flour mill How he achieved all this is quite a story He was reared in a very poor family . & for many years his father ( John )had no monies or assests of any kind . It was Samuel & Arthur , as youths finished the family home . Samuel also lent monies to his brothers , Especially Arthur & William , quite large sums , to get started as he climbed the golden ladder . He also kept on researching his known world . To his memory in Book 1,
"THE EDMONDS FAMILY TREE - 0946 AD to 2005 AD " with its " red soft leather coverings & gold lettering & edges .of over 450 pages , which I compiled,after much research I have in the 3rd page added a "LAMENT " his far reaching forward thinking . It is humorous & I thought I would share it with you in this journal . I hope you may all enjoy it .
I started out camly , tracing my family tree
To find , if I could , the making of me
And all that I had was great granfather's name
Not knowing his wife or from where they came
I chased him across along line of states
And came up with pages and pages of dates
When all put together, it made me forlorn
I'd proved that poor grandad had never been born
One day , I was sure the truth I had found
Determined to turn this whole thing upside down
I looked up the record of Uncle John
But then found the old man was as young as his son
Then , when my hopes were fast growing dim
I came across records that must have been him
But the facts I collected , made me quite sad
Dear old grandad was never a dad
I think maybe someone is pulling my leg
I'm not all sure , I wasn't hatched from an egg
After hunreds of dollars I have spent on my tree
I cannot help but wonder , if I'm really me

When you hit a snag in your research of our " Edmonds " family
and you are ready to smash the computer to pieces , read this
lament . It could help -- regards to all edmondsallan

Surnames: EDMONDS LAMENT
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on 2010-08-31 17:34:00

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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