Bedwell was born on 31 Jan 1807 in Grayson County, Virginia.
He died on 7 Jan 1884 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.
He was buried on 10 Jan 1884 in Fairview Cemetery, Atchison County, Kansas.
1850 Census for Marshall Township, Platt County, Missouri, shows Stephen
Bedwell, a 43-year-old farmer born in Virginia, with $2000 in real estate, living
with: wife Christiana, 40; James, 16; Francis M. (male), 14; Nancy, 12; Achilles,
11; Melvin, 7; Elizabeth, 5; and William, 1. Melvin, Elizabeth, and William
were born in Missouri, while the older children were born in Tennessee.
1860 Census for Marshall Township, Platte County, Missouri shows Stephen
Bedwell, 53, a farmer with $3000 real estate and $650 assets, as head of household
including: Christina, 50; Achillas, 20, a farmer; Melvin, 16; Elizabeth, 15;
William, 10; Stephen, 6; Elzira Pierce, 28; Martha Pierce, 10; and Lucinda Pierce,
4. Stephen was born in Missouri, Christina and Martha in Tennessee, and the
others in Missouri.
1870 Census for the town of Mt. Pleasant, Atchison County, Kansas, shows
Stephen Bedwell, a 62 year old farmer born in Virginia, with $4000 in real estate
and $800 in personal assets, living with: wife Christiana, 61, also born in Virginia,
unable to read or write; and sons Melvina, 25, a farmer born in Missouri, with
$1000 in real estate and $300 in personal assets; and Stephen, 18.
1880 Census for Mt. Pleasant, Atchison County, Kansas, shows Stephen Bedwell,
a 74 year old farmer born in West Virginia, living with his wife, Christiana,
73. She is unable to read or write, he is able to read but not able to write
(he was listed as able to do both in earlier censuses).
Stephen Bedwell and
Christina Pennington were married about 1834 in White County, Tennessee.
[stephen bedwell kansas.FTW]
REFNBFT11249 Christina Pennington was born on 1 Mar
1810 in White County, Tennessee. She died on 13 Feb 1890 in Atchison
County, Kansas. Stephen Bedwell and Christina Pennington had the