I believemy husband, Thomas Byrne Edsall is a direct descendant of Richard Edsall of Vernon NJ. My husband is the son of a Richard Linn Edsall, born 1905; the grandson of a David Linn Edsall (born about 1867) in hamburg NJ, and thegreat grandson of a Richard Edsall who was the Sheriff of Sussex County NJ (born about 1810, I think). I believe the name RichardEdsall goes back in time at least to the early 1700s in the family. I have an Edsall family tree somewhere,and I remember the name Richard came up in almost every generation. Let us know what you know!