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Edging Family Inquiry

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Edging Family Inquiry

Posted: 1541125854000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1541127162000
Surnames: Edging
Hello everyone. I'm wondering if anyone on here might have information regarding the Edging family, which has roots in Kentucky and Tennessee. More specifically, I'm looking for information on my 2nd great grandfather, George Edging (1894-1948), who was the son of James Vance Edging and Keziah French. When I looked at George's military tombstone I noticed that he had a Star of David on it. Later, when I looked up his military tombstone application (he was a WWI veteran) I found that it was specifically requested by his niece that a "Hebrew Star of David" be placed on his tombstone instead of a "Latin Cross" or "Nothing". Was the Edging family Jewish at some point in the past? Edging, as far as I've found, is not a Jewish surname, although Salmon (his grandmother Lydia's maiden name) CAN be. In addition, the parts of Tennessee and Kentucky where the Edgings lived also happened to have Jewish communities that were contemporaneous to George, his parents, and grandparents. The reason I don't already know this information is because my great-grandmother, Catherine (i.e. George Edging's daughter), was adopted out of his family because George was leaving to fight in WWI around the time she was born. Ergo, George and his wife couldn't afford to keep her. They met years later though, and my grandmother (i.e. Catherine's daughter) used to be in contact with her cousins through that side of the family. Any clarity brought to this situation would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Christopher
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