Diane, Merry Christmas. I think I have found your Eddings' ancestors. Your Bernie was born 7/1897. Altho you feel she was born in Coosa Co., Ala., she may have been born in Marshall Co., which is next to Coosa. Her parents were Charles and Elizabeth Eddings. The primary reason she was so hard to find is that on various census' Charles was listed as Eddins, Eddings, Edins. On the 1900 census of Marshall Co. he was listed as Charles Edins. Send me your email address to email@example.com and I will take her back a few more generations. Bob Eddings - no relation.