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David B. BEDWELL394 was born on 26 Apr 1822 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died on 3 Sep 1874 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Thomas D. BEDWELL and Mary Polly HOULDSON.

Spouse: Mary BRODIE. Children were: Tillman Howard BEDWELL, Martha BEDWELL.

Spouse: Marinda Viola SEXTON. David B. BEDWELL and Marinda Viola SEXTON were married about 1845.394 Children were: Thomas W. BEDWELL, Theodore BEDWELL, Hamilton BEDWELL, Roxie BEDWELL, John Sanford BEDWELL, Robert Lee BEDWELL, Dorcus BEDWELL, Clara Estella BEDWELL.


David C. BEDWELL.394 Parents: Theodore BEDWELL and Mary Tabitha BEDWELL.

Spouse: Stella ROBINSON.


David M. BEDWELL394 was born on 24 Feb 1845 in Sullivan, Indiana.394 He died in 1927 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried in 1927 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Hamilton Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394

"HISTORY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY - Closing of the First Century's History of the County, and Showing the Growth of it's People, Institutions, Industries and Wealth" Thomas J. Wolfe, Editor, The Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1909 pgs 160-161

David M. Bedwell. -distinguished not only for the honored pioneer ancestry from which he is sprung, but for his services as a volunteer soldier during the late Civil war, and as an excellent representative of the successful agriculturists of Cass township, David M. Bedwell is eminently deserving of special mention in this work. A native of Sullivan county, Indiana, he was born February 24, 1845, a son of Robert Bedwell, and a grandson of Thomas Bedwell, both Indiana pioneers. Born, bred and married in Kentucky, Thomas Bedwell came from there to Indiana in early days, settling in Jefferson township, Sullivan county, where both he and his wife, whose maiden name was Polly Holston, spent their remaining years.

One of a family of seven children, Robert Bedwell was born in Kentucky, and was a small child when he came with his parents across the country to Sullivan county, oftentimes finding the way by means of blazed trees. Growing to manhood, he entered government land in Jef- ferson township, and having cleared an opening in the dense timber built the log cabin in which his son David was born, riving by hand the boards that covered the roof. There were then neither railways nor canals, and Vincennes was the nearest market and milling point. For a number of years thereafter deer, wolves, panthers and other wild beasts roamed at will in this vicinity and the energetic women of the household were accustomed to card, spin and weave and make all the clothing worn by the members thereof. After clearing a portion of the land he sold out and removed to Cass township, purchasing the land now owned and occupied by his son David M. A few acres of the land had been cleared and a log cabin, with a frame addition, containing one room, had been erected. Continuing his agricultural labors, he resided here until his death, September 3, 1878, in his seventy-third year. He married Rebecca Pitts, who was born in Virginia, and came to Indiana with her parents, Macey and Barbara Pitts, pioneer settlers of Sullivan county. She survived her husband, passing away September 25, 1892, in the eighty-fourth year of her age. Of the fourteen children born of their union, thirteen grew to years of maturity, namely: Elizabeth, Sarah, James, Polly Ann, George, Thomas, Rebecca, Robert, David M., Stephen, Alexander, John W. and Eliza.

Obtaining a practical education in the old log schoolhouse, with its home-made furniture, David M. Bedwell began as a boy to assist his father on the farm, continuing thus employed until ready to establish a home of his own. Beginning then to farm for himself, he. rented land and was busily employed in its cultivation until the early part of 1864. In February of that year he enlisted in Company C, Fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and went south with his regiment, being with his comrades in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Being taken ill at Huntsville, Alabama, he was taken first to the hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, and after his discharge from that institution was granted a furlough of thirty days. Going then to Indianapolis to join his regiment, he was sent to New York city, thence by boat to Morehead City, North Carolina, and from there to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he joined his command. Marching then with the "boys" to Washington, he took part in the Grand Review, and was subsequently honorably discharged with his regiment. Returning home Mr. Bedwell resumed his agricultural labors, and on the death of his father succeeded to the ownership of the parental homestead, a part of which he had previously purchased. Here he has since carried on general farming with ability and success, and his added improvements have been of the best.

Mr. Bedwell married in October, 1863, Emma Shepherd, who was born in Sullivan county, Indiana, a daughter of Eli and. Lucy Shepherd, pioneers of Hamilton township. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bedwell, namely: Carl, Burt, Ollie and Freddie. Carl married Alice Birch, and they have three children, Willie, Gladys and Jesse. Burt married Sarah Borders, and they are the parents of four children, Evert, Nora, Hazel and Theresa. Ollie, wife of Joseph Vaughn, has three children, Clarence, Alta and Harold. Politically Mr. Bedwell is a stanch supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and religiously both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Parents: Robert R. BEDWELL and Rebecca PITTS.

Spouse: Emma SHEPHERD. David M. BEDWELL and Emma SHEPHERD were married on 29 Oct 1863 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Children were: Ollie BEDWELL, Carl BEDWELL, Bert Elmer BEDWELL, Fred P. BEDWELL.


David Ray BEDWELL.394 Parents: John Sanford BEDWELL and Fannie PINKSTON.


Dorcus BEDWELL394 was born about 1869 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: David B. BEDWELL and Marinda Viola SEXTON.

Spouse: MARY. Children were: Dwight R. BEDWELL.


Douglas BEDWELL.19

Spouse: Andrea MCCLUSKEY. Children were: Mack BEDWELL, Mary Virginia BEDWELL.


Dwight R. BEDWELL394 was born in 1899 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died in 1966 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried in Dugger Cemetery, Cas Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Dorcus BEDWELL and MARY.

Spouse: LUCY. Dwight R. BEDWELL and LUCY were married.


Edward BEDWELL394 was born in 1863 in Oregon.394 Parents: Elisha Bernard BEDWELL and America Minerva SHELTON.


Effie BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert Lee BEDWELL and Ida M. BEDWELL.


Eleanor E. BEDWELL.394 Parents: Elisha BEDWELL and Susan HINKLE.


Elem Elfonzo BEDWELL394 was born in 1821.394 He died on 12 Dec 1876.394 He was buried in Sullivan County, Indiana, Moody Cemetery.394
1860 Census
Living with them is a Elizabeth Wagnor age 5. It says "found girl". Parents: Robert Thomas BEDWELL Jr. and Jane Kennada REID.

Spouse: Elizabeth PERKINS. Elem Elfonzo BEDWELL and Elizabeth PERKINS were married in 1844.394 Children were: Bartena BEDWELL, James BEDWELL, Robert BEDWELL, Se? BEDWELL.


Elijah BEDWELL.394 Parents: James B. BEDWELL and Murderkill HUNDRED.


Elisha BEDWELL394 was born in 1754 in Dover, Kent County, Delaware.394 Parents: Robert BEDWELL and Anne WILSON.

Spouse: Mary POOLE. Elisha BEDWELL and Mary POOLE were married in 1775 in Dover, Kent County, Delaware.394 Children were: Ira Theophilus BEDWELL.


Elisha BEDWELL394 was born on 18 Feb 1799 in Kentucky.394 He died on 23 Sep 1839 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried on 26 Sep 1839 in Jefferson Township, Moody Cemetery, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Robert Thomas BEDWELL and Ellender BLACK.

Spouse: Susan HINKLE. Elisha BEDWELL and Susan HINKLE were married in 1820 in Indiana.394 Children were: Eleanor E. BEDWELL, John W. BEDWELL, Eliza BEDWELL, Rebecca BEDWELL, John W. BEDWELL, Amanda BEDWELL, Sarah BEDWELL, Milton Coke BEDWELL.


Elisha Bernard BEDWELL394 was born on 5 Mar 1824.394 He died on 12 Aug 1874.394 He was buried in McBride Cemetery, Carlton, Yamhill Colorado.394 Parents: Ira Theophilus BEDWELL and Barbara Jane KETTERING.

Spouse: Sarah Ann DAVIS. Elisha Bernard BEDWELL and Sarah Ann DAVIS were married. Children were: Henry Frank BEDWELL.

Spouse: America Minerva SHELTON. Elisha Bernard BEDWELL and America Minerva SHELTON were married on 18 Jun 1850 in Yamhill County, Oregan.394 Children were: George W BEDWELL, Mary BEDWELL, Barbara BEDWELL, Anna BEDWELL, Edward BEDWELL, Alice BEDWELL, Unknown BEDWELL, Uknown BEDWELL, Herschel BEDWELL.


Elisha E. BEDWELL394 was born on 7 Jun 1825 in Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died on 22 Jul 1902.394 He was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetary, Sullivan County In..394 Parents: John BEDWELL and Permelia Milly MARCH.

Spouse: Rebecca Jane CARRITHERS. Elisha E. BEDWELL and Rebecca Jane CARRITHERS were married on 19 Mar 1846 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Children were: Amelia C. BEDWELL, Catherine BEDWELL, Amanda BEDWELL, Squite L. Theophilus BEDWELL, John W. BEDWELL, James Albert BEDWELL, Theophilus Sylvester BEDWELL, Charles W. BEDWELL, Nancy Jane BEDWELL, Anna Evaline BEDWELL, Alma Mary BEDWELL.


Elisha S. BEDWELL394 was born on 12 Mar 1893 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died in 1961 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried in 1961 in Hickory Cemetery, Cass Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Robert Lee BEDWELL and Ida M. BEDWELL.

Spouse: Living HASKETT.

Spouse: Mattie ALICE. Elisha S. BEDWELL and Mattie ALICE were married.


Eliza BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert R. BEDWELL and Rebecca PITTS.


Eliza BEDWELL.394 Parents: Elisha BEDWELL and Susan HINKLE.


Eliza BEDWELL394 was born in 1881 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She died in 1959 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394

Spouse: James Arthur HOULDSON. James Arthur HOULDSON and Eliza BEDWELL were married on 30 Nov 1901 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394


Elizabeth BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert R. BEDWELL and Rebecca PITTS.

Spouse: Lycurgus BEDWELL.


Elizabeth BEDWELL.394 Parents: James B. BEDWELL and Murderkill HUNDRED.


Elizabeth BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert BEDWELL and Ann COLLY.


Emmit BEDWELL394 was born on 18 Jun 1888 in Dugger Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died on 14 May 1891 in Dugger Cemetery, Cas Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried on 17 May 1891 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Hamilton BEDWELL and Clara WELLS.


Enoch BEDWELL394 died in 1845.394 Parents: Robert Thomas BEDWELL and Ellender BLACK.

Spouse: Eleanor MILAN.


Fred P. BEDWELL.394 Parents: David M. BEDWELL and Emma SHEPHERD.

Spouse: Francis C. BURCH.


George BEDWELL394 died in 1830.394 Parents: John BEDWELL and Permelia Milly MARCH.


George BEDWELL394 was born in 1835.394 Parents: Robert R. BEDWELL and Rebecca PITTS.


George W BEDWELL394 was born in 1851 in Oregon.394 Parents: Elisha Bernard BEDWELL and America Minerva SHELTON.


Gurnie J. BEDWELL394 was born on 18 Jul 1893 in Dugger, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died on 27 May 1965 in Dugger, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried on 30 May 1965 in Dugger Cemetery, Cass Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Hamilton BEDWELL and Clara WELLS.

Spouse: Margaret DAWSON. Gurnie J. BEDWELL and Margaret DAWSON were married on 27 Oct 1915 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394


Hamilton BEDWELL394 was born in 1858 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died on 31 May 1910 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried on 3 Jun 1910 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: David B. BEDWELL and Marinda Viola SEXTON.

Spouse: Clara WELLS. Hamilton BEDWELL and Clara WELLS were married on 22 Mar 1885 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Children were: Emmit BEDWELL, Lula J. BEDWELL, William BEDWELL, Gurnie J. BEDWELL, Nannie Nancy BEDWELL, Hazel Madaline BEDWELL.


Hannah Delila BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert Thomas BEDWELL and Ellender BLACK.


Hazel Madaline BEDWELL394 was born on 12 Mar 1903 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She died on 12 Oct 1962 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.394 Parents: Hamilton BEDWELL and Clara WELLS.

Spouse: Living BAUGHMAN.


Henry Frank BEDWELL.394 Parents: Elisha Bernard BEDWELL and Sarah Ann DAVIS.


Herschel BEDWELL394 was born in 1869 in Oregon.394 Parents: Elisha Bernard BEDWELL and America Minerva SHELTON.


Hosea BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert Lee BEDWELL and Ida M. BEDWELL.

Spouse: Abbie HATFIELD.


Ida M. BEDWELL394 was born on 19 Nov 1871 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She died on 19 Jul 1941 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She was buried on 22 Jul 1941 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Squire BEDWELL and Eliza GOODMAN.

Spouse: Robert Lee BEDWELL. Robert Lee BEDWELL and Ida M. BEDWELL were married on 15 Oct 1888 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Children were: Janis BEDWELL, Living BEDWELL, Living BEDWELL, Hosea BEDWELL, Effie BEDWELL, Elisha S. BEDWELL, Zona BEDWELL.


Ira Theophilus BEDWELL394 was born in 1789 in Grayson County, Virginia.394 He died in 1825 in Lafayette County, Missouri.394 Parents: Elisha BEDWELL and Mary POOLE.

Spouse: Barbara Jane KETTERING. Ira Theophilus BEDWELL and Barbara Jane KETTERING were married. Children were: Elisha Bernard BEDWELL.


James BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert BEDWELL and Anne WILSON.


James BEDWELL394 was born in 1847 in Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Elem Elfonzo BEDWELL and Elizabeth PERKINS.


James Albert BEDWELL394 was born on 7 Oct 1856 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Elisha E. BEDWELL and Rebecca Jane CARRITHERS.


James Albert BEDWELL394 was born on 9 Sep 1871.394 He died on 14 Feb 1904.394 He was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394

Spouse: Matilda Alice MONTGOMERY. James Albert BEDWELL and Matilda Alice MONTGOMERY were married.


James B. BEDWELL394 was born in 1707 in Kent County, Delaware.394

A Kent County Orphans Court petition follows:

It shows the situation faced by the children of James Bedwell.

DOVER, KENT COUNTY August 25th 1772. To the Worshipful Justices of the
Orphans Court held in sd town for sd County, now sitting. The Petition of
William Kirkley humbley sheweth: That Whereas JAMES BEDWELL late Of
Murderkill Hundred in sd county, Deceased,was in his life Time Seized of
and in certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing two hundred acres and
one quarter of an acre, situate on the South Side and near the head of
Isaac Webb's Branch: and being so seized, died intestate, leaving issue
eight children, viz: ROBERT, THOMAS,
SUSANNAH, JAMES, JOHN, ElIJAH, CALEB, & ELIZABETH. And whereas Caleb
Bedwell the younger son of JAMES, by his petition to the Orphans Court of
sd County, bearing date August 30, 1771, prayed sd Court to appoint five
freeholders of sd County to go upon and divide the sd land among the
Representatives of his father JAMES BEDWELL:and the court having
appointed five men for that purpose, of whom Thomas Hale was one; they
made Return to the court On the Fifth day of September following, that sd
lands would not admit of a Division among the Legal Heirs and
Representatives of ye sd JAMES BEDWELL, without damaging and spoiling the
whole, as by the sd Return may appeare. But sd Return for Sundry Reasons
being Rejected by the court, the said CALEB BEDWELL Petitioned a second
time September 11, 1771, Praying the Court would be pleased to appoint
five Sufficient Freeholders for the sd Purpose: Whereupon ye Court did
appoint William Alliband, Evan Lewis, Thomas Chaires, Benjamin Wallace, &
Isiah Wharton, for the sd purpose; who being affirmed September 13th
following before Thomas Hanson Esq. for that purpose, Made Return as
before, that sd land would not admit of a division, as by thier Return
may Appear: And the sd CALEB BEDWELL the Day following, Viz. the 14th of
September 1771 having petitioned the court to appoint three Freeholders
to go upon, View and Value sd land According to Law, and the Court having
Appointed William Alliband, Evan Lewis, & Thomas Chaires for that
purpose; and they
being also Affirmed before Thomas Hanson Esq. for the purpose on the 28th
day of ye same month; they made return to sd Court that they valued sd
land at 45 shillings per Acre, as by their Return may appeare. But
whereas the Law directs that there shall be a Skillful Survevor on the
ground with the Freeholders appointed for the above purposes, which in
all the above proceedinds was not done: And as there Seems to have been
some other lrregulalarities on the steps
which were taken, as that of Protestants being Qualified by Affirmation
being not Legal: And that thereby the legality of the Proceedings might
be doubted: And as said CALEB BEDWELL the former petitioner is gone to
Carolina, and therefore not present Petition for an Amendment: And also
that your petitioiner hath purchased the shares or part of all the Heirs
but two - The eldest son included: your petitioner prays your worships
may be pleased to appoint 5 sufficient Freeholders to go upon View, &
divide sd land among the Heirs of sd JAMES BEDWELL deceased.....
(Signed) William Kirkley"

The decendents of James were the first to migrate to other areas since
their grandfather Thomas went to Kent County Delaware from Rappahannock
County, Virginia about one hundred years previously.

One of the Sons went to Rowan County, North Carolina and then to
Monrgomery County, Virginia; the second son went to Rowan County, North
Carolina then briefly to Montgomery county and finally to Lincoln County,
Tennessee; the third son went to Edenton District of Pasquotank County,
North Carolina before moving on to Union County, South Carolina.

These three sons were the first real pioneers of the Bedwell Family since
the arrival in America of their Great Grandfather, Robert. These three
sons started a migration pattern which has now been followed by their
descendants over two hundred years and eleven generations. In 1996,
there were Bedwell's living in all fifty States and in at least a dozen
foreign countries. Parents: Robert BEDWELL II and Helen PRESTON.

Spouse: Murderkill HUNDRED. Children were: Thomas BEDWELL, Sussanah BEDWELL, Elijah BEDWELL, Caleb BEDWELL, Elizabeth BEDWELL, John BEDWELL, Robert BEDWELL.


James Burto BEDWELL394 was born on 7 Jan 1825.394 He died on 12 Feb 1894.394 He was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetary, Sullivan County In..394 Parents: Robert Thomas BEDWELL Jr. and Jane Kennada REID.

Spouse: Ellender PADGETT.


James Morton BEDWELL394 was born on 18 Sep 1832 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He died on 14 Jan 1901 in Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 He was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetary, Sullivan County In..394
1860 Census

Has a Pamelia Bedwell living with the couple. She is 70 years old and was born in North Carolina. Parents: John BEDWELL and Permelia Milly MARCH.

Spouse: Susan Elizabeth MCCLUNG. James Morton BEDWELL and Susan Elizabeth MCCLUNG were married on 11 Apr 1858 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Children were: Mary BEDWELL.


Janis BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert Lee BEDWELL and Ida M. BEDWELL.


Jennie BEDWELL.394 Parents: John Sanford BEDWELL and Fannie PINKSTON.


Jessie BEDWELL394 was born on 25 May 1896 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She died on 20 Jun 1973 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394 She was buried on 23 Jun 1973 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, Indiana.394 Parents: Theodore BEDWELL and Mary Tabitha BEDWELL.

Spouse: Neville GRAHAM. Neville GRAHAM and Jessie BEDWELL were married on 15 Sep 1917 in Sullivan County, Indiana.394


John BEDWELL.394

Spouse: Fannie PINKSTON.


John BEDWELL.394 Parents: Robert BEDWELL and Anne WILSON.

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