Cecila Bedwell was born on 13 Feb 1842 in Louisa County, Iowa.1404 She died on 23 Aug 1924 in
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.
Horace Belknap is shown in the 1860 Census with his first wife and their
children. He is listed as a school teacher.
1870 Census for Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, shows Horace Bellknap,
30, a farmer born in Ohio who owns $1100 real estate and $560 assets, as head
of household with: Delilah, 26; Farnanda, 11; Mary Jane, 8; and Oscar, 3. All
except Horace were born in Iowa.
1880 Census for Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa, shows Horace J. Belknap,
43, an "Organ Agent", as head of household containing: wife Delilah,
43; son Philander L., 21; daughter Mary, 18, a seamstress; and son Oscar, 13.
Posted on ancestry.com by her descendant, Larry Palmer: "The Bedwells
were an old frontier family. Delilah's ancestor Robert Bedwell emigrated from
London around 1660. In the 1760's his descendants were among the first pioneers
to cross over from the Atlantic drainage to the Mississippi-Ohio basin along
the headwaters of the New River in southwestern Virginia. In what later became
Grayson County, among the valleys of the Iron Mountains, they were exposed to
Indian attacks for the next 20 years. Many Bedwells still live in and around
Grayson County. ... This branch of the Bedwells appeared on the farming frontier
in southeastern Iowa in the late 1830's just as the government was opening up
that area for settlement after the Black Hawk War."
Delilah Cecila Bedwell
and Horace Belknap were married on 25 Dec 1864 in Louisa County, Iowa.336 Horace
Belknap336 was born
about 1836 in Ohio.1404
Delilah Cecila Bedwell and Horace Belknap had the following children: