I have seen the census information for your ancestor in my search regarding my great-grandfather Thomas C. Hunnicutt/Honeycutt born about 1834 in Georgia and who was in Drew County, Ark. before 1860 married to Adeline Hulsey. My Thomas' father was Edmund who stayed in Georgia until his death. My great-grandfather's records use the two spellings of the surname at different times on various records.
Have always wondered if there is some connection, however, have not been able to make any. Has Edmund ever shown up in your family?