- Edson and Mary Jane were married by Rev. N.A. Langston of a Presbyterian church. Mary's pension file includes a certificate that indicates the marriage was registered in Linn County, Missouri, Marriage Book 2, Page 55.
- Edson's military pension file states that he resided in Van Buren County, Iowa, following his discharge from the Army until he moved to Minnesota in 1872.
- Edson's military pension file states that he moved from Van Buren County, Iowa, to Minnesota in 1872.
Edson's pension application, in 1885, gives his residence as Jo Daviess Township, Faribault County, Minnesota.
The Longley family came to Faribault County over 20 years ago (1895) and have lived on the little farm of about 17 acres ever since.
Mary's widow's pension application shows that she was still living there in April 1895. Her post office address at the time was Huntley.