Thomas Jefferson Edwards and wife, Mary Ann Emma (Bates), daughter of William Fleming Bates and Mary (Whisenant) Bates that migrated to Big Fork in 1852.
James A. Edwards and wife, Clarissa (Messer) Edwards and children, including Susanne Savannah Edwards, 7 years old.
Robert Simeon Edwards
Zachariah Gipson Edwards (later married Rachel Tursa Bates, daughter of William Fleming Bates in 1866 in Arkansas)
Rhoda Caroline Edwards (later married Thomas Jefferson Bates, son of George V. Bates)
Nancy Jane Edwards
This branch of the Edwards family claimed that they were the first wagon train to come through Caddo Gap. Thomas J. Edwards, son of Charles and Nancy Edwards, is said to have lead the wagon train.
Born 1859 in Georgia
Died October 3, 1943 at the home of her son, "Boss" Dilbeck
Buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Big Fork
It was told to me that she used to say that she wanted this old world to come
to an end because after she was gone she didn't want much to happen.