I have been working on the Eidson Research for years. Please note the spelling. The pronunciation is as though it is "Idson", rather than Edison (like Thomas Alva). My great-grandfather was a brother to James Monroe Eidson who married Sarah Miles. My mother knew Sarah. I am a native of Rogersville, TN and I have lots of family still living there. I have been to the cemetery in which they are buried. I have also assisted in the publication of three volumes of Eidson research and one of those volumes (II) has a photo of James Monroe, Sarah, Ida, one of her sons from an earlier marriage unnamed, Andrew Jackson Eidson, another of Sarah's children from previous marriage, Edward Franklin (who changed his name to Eitson and moved to TX), James and Maggie Eidson Hickman/Looney and Chris.