John W. Edmonds
John Worth Edmonds
|Born||March 13, 1799|
Hudson, New York, United States
|Died||April 5, 1874 (aged 75)|
|Occupation||Philanthropist, Children's Village co-founder|
He was the son of General Samuel Edmonds (1760–1825; assemblyman in 1803) and Lydia (Worth) Edmonds (1765–1841). He graduated from Union College in 1816. He was admitted to the bar in 1819, and commenced practice in Hudson. He married Sarah, and they had several children.
In 1837, he was appointed U.S. Commissioner upon the Disturbance at the Potawatamie Payment—which had occurred in September 1836—and submitted a Report (1837; 42 pages; on-line version) to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Carey A. Harris.
In 1841, he removed to New York City, and resumed the practice of law there. In 1843, he was appointed a State Prison Inspector.
In 1851 he became a Spiritualist, and published with Dr. George T. Dexter a work in two volumes on this belief:Spiritualism (Vol. I) (1853; on-line version) and Spiritualism (Vol. II) (1855; 542 pages; on-line version).
He died at his home at 71 Irving Place, in New York City, and was buried at the City Cemetery in Hudson.
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