Marian, Vernon Edens was probably born in Kanawha Co., W. Va. I dont know anything about him, but if you contact the Social Security office, for about $25you can request a copy of his original Soc. Sec. application and it will indicate his parents names. His Soc. Sec. No. was 234-22-9859. If you find his parents names, get back to me and I probably can come up with his ancestors. Bob Eddings.