James Anthony Edwards
From History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen LL.D., Volume III; Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921, page: 531
Submitted by Robin Sterling.
James Anthony Edmonds, merchant and legislator, was born August 1, 1877, at Berry Station, Fayette County; son of John and Manervia (Stoddard) Edmonds, the former of Natural Bridge, served as a private in the U.S. Army, the latter of Stoddard Cross Roads; grandson of Nathaniel and Sarah Edmonds of Tuscaloosa, and of Samuel and Mary (Cooper) Stoddard, of Fayette county. He is a merchant, a miner, and a shipper of stone coal. He was formerly a justice of the peace. He represented Winston County in the legislature of 1911. He is a Republican; Methodist; and an Odd Fellow. Married: December 25, 1899 at Jasper to Maud, daughter of Joel A. and May (West) King, of Natural Bridge. Children: 1. Amzia; 2. Blanche; 3. Mamie; 4. Laura; 5. James; 6. Ruth. Residence: Natural Bridge.