There are quite a few Eardleys in Texas, and apparently all go back to the Englishman Albert Eardley, who officially immigrated into the USA in 1873. He settled in Corrizo Springs, Dimmit County, Texas. Albert Eardley was born at Betchton, next to Odd Rode, near the market town of Sandbach, Cheshire County on 26 Feb. 1840. He was baptised at Christchurch, Alsager, nearby. He had five sisters and a brother Edward, all younger than him, who stayed in England. These parishes fell within the registration district of Congleton, a few miles away. He seems to have been adventurous, as he is not on the 1861 or 1871 UK censuses, but returned to marry Elizabeth Williams on 21 June 1864 at Sandbach, Cheshire, where he describes himself as a clerk. Both he and his wife, with younger son William Harold, were missing from the 1871 UK census, but eldest son Arthur was with his grandmother and aunts on the UK 1871 census. William had been baptised at the new church at rural Odd Rode on 4 October 1867.Perhaps his descendants can clarify where the family was in 1871.
Albert’s parents were John, listed as a miller, but running a shop near Kidsgrove, Staffordshire in 1851, a few miles from his origins; and Mary Sherratt, who had married at Barthomley, Cheshire, on 9 May 1839.His grandparents were Samuel Eardley, a miller at Thurlwood, next to Odd Rode, and Elizabeth, marriage date and location unknown. but about 1815. But this itself narrows it down to a few possible locations. In the 1841 census Samuel, aged c. 50, titles himself as a surveyor, and dies in 1850.
The only birth record that fits, after eliminating other Samuels known elsewhere, is the Samuel baptised on 15 August 1790, at ancient Wistaston, which is halfway between Nantwich and Haslington. He is the son of Solomon Eardley and Mary Badcock. Solomon was to die in 1840 at a ripe old age, like so many Eardleys and Yardleys with a special gene. This line is known to me, going back to the first Samuel Eardley, younger brother of Quaker William Yardley of Pennsylvania. This Samuel is baptised, and married as a Yardley at Horton, Staffordshire in 1678, but then baptises all his children as Eardley (or as the churchwardens enter it).
This is also entered on eardley.org website as part of the name research.