I can tell you something about the EDWARDS family starting with James Edwards.First, there is a problem with much of what has been written about the Edwards family because of the scam that has been worked on Edwards concerning a supposed claim to some New York real estate.James Edwards was Christened 6 May 1727, Parish of Midmar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.His parents were William Edward and Helen Law. (You can find that information in the LDS Family Search data base.)He was transported in 1740 to Virginia to be sold as a bond servant to Rev. James Keith.Eventually he was able to purchase land on Sandy Run in SW Fairfax County.He married Sarah Jacobs, quite possibly a neighbor's daughter.Children: Eleanor Laws Edwards b 1756; William Edwards; Jacob Edwards; Robert Edwards; Alexander Edwards; Nancy Edwards; James Edwards; Jane Edwards, George Edwards b 3 Jan 1772 and John Edwards. James Edwards brought his family to Mason County, KY in about 1785 and later purchased land across the Ohio River in Brown County.That includes the site of the villiage of Aberdeen, OH.There is good information about the early history of the Edwards and Reid families on the West family GenForum.