Looking for futher information on the family of Thomas S. EDWARDS. He was born in Rutherford co NC in abt 1897, His father was to have been William EDWARDS and mother was Elsy JUSTICE. His sister Elizabeth married Jon Shastid. Thomas married in Overton Co TN Elizabeth, last seems to be ATTERBERRY(ATTEBERRY). She was the widow of William Giles HUDSPETH and was about 6 years older then Thomas. She had five children by her first husband and at least three from her marriage to Thomas Edwards. James and Geogre are the only names I know of her Hudspeth children. The three by Thomas were, Francis Marion, Thomas S. jr., and Ellen. This famiy came to Sangamon Co IL by 1824. In a history in Iowa is was stated that Thomas S. Sr. helped lay out the streets of Springfield and was a personal friend of Lincoln. He also was to have servied in the Black Hawk War. Anything on this family group will be a help.