It is not known who Mary Guess Eddleman's siblings or parents were. The only clues available are the picture of the Confederate soldier (J.M. Guess), who was her brother, and information that was written on the death certificates of 2 of her children.
Daughter Viola Eddleman Knight died on May 4, 1937 in Alexandria, LA.According to her death certificate (her daughter was the informant), Viola's mother's maiden name was "Mary Guess". Viola was married to a Confederate veteran, Daniel R. Knight.She applied for a Widow's Pension after his death.On her pension application, she stated that she was born in Itala (Attala) County, Mississippi on November 28, 1853. (John Peter Eddleman is listed in the 1847 Attala Co, MS Tax List, so I assume he was left out of the 1850 census.)
The youngest child of John Peter and Mary Eddleman, Joseph Peter Eddleman, died on March 2, 1940 in Orange Co, TX.His death certificate gives his mother's maiden name as "Mary Hudson Guess". As far as I know, these are the only documents that give "Guess" as her maiden name.
It was assumed earlier that the picture of J.M. Guess was John M. Guess (who was in a TN unit), but this was laterfound to be incorrect.