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2009. Jonathan Cameron Bedwell717 was born in Nov 1846 in Wisconsin.716,1384

• 1880 Census for Richland Township, Miami County, Kansas, taken June 1880, shows John C. Bedwell, 33, a farmer born in Wisconsin of parents born in Indiana and New Jersey, and wife Drusilla, 21, born in West Virginia.

• 1900 Census for Richland Township, Miami County, Kansas shows John Bedwell, born Nov 1846 in Indiana, a farmer who owns his land, as head of household containing: Drusilla, born Oct 1858 in West Virginia, his wife of 21 years who has had (illegible -- either 9 or 11, one number written on top of the other) children with 7 still living; son W.A., born Aug 1883, a farm laborer; son Fred E., born Jan 1886, a farm laborer; daughter Lora Jane, born Aug 1889; son Frank R., born Oct 1892; daughter Anna May, born May 1894; and daughter Mary Belle, born Mar 1896.

• 1910 Census for Richland Township, Miami County, Kansas shows Jonathan Bedwell (listed as Bethall in ancestry.com index), 62, a farmer born in Wisconsin, as head of household including: Druslia, 51, his wife of 31 years who has had 10 children with 6 still living; son Charlie E., 28; son William A., 26; son Fred E., 24; daughter Lora J., 20; daughter Mary B., 14; and daughter Murl (?) M., 8.

• 1920 Census for Richland Township, Miami County, Kansas shows Jonathan C. Bedwell, 72, a retired farmer born in Wisconsin, as head of household with: wife Drucilla, 61, born in West Virginia; son Charlie E., 39, single, a farm laborer; William A., 36, single, a farm partner; son Fredrick E., 34, single, a general farmer; and daughter Malissa M., 17.

• Jonathan Bedwell's middle name, Cameron, comes from Walters Family website, found on ancestry.com, posted by William Long, blong77435@aol.com.

Jonathan Cameron Bedwell and Drucilla Jane Fisher were married. Drucilla Jane Fisher1386 (daughter of William Henry Fisher and Jane Moore Green) was born in Oct 1858 in West Virginia.1384,1386 Jonathan Cameron Bedwell and Drucilla Jane Fisher had the following children:

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Unnamed Boy Bedwell500 was born about Feb 1880 in Miami County, Kansas.1387 He died of brain fever in Mar 1880 in Miami County, Kansas.1388

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Charles Everett Bedwell1389 was born on 16 Jun 1881 in Kansas.570,1390

• World War I draft registration card shows Chas. Everett Bedwell, born 16 June 1881, a resident of Gardner, Miami County, Kansas. His occupation is farming, and he is employed by R.E. Fruit Co. Nearest relative is J.C. Bedwell, also of Gardner, Kansas. He is stout with a medium build, blue eyes and brown hair.

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William Anderson (Will) Bedwell570,1384 was born on 28 Aug 1883 in Kansas.570,1384

• World War I draft registration card shows Will Anderson Bedwell, born 28 Aug 1883, a resident of Gardner, Miami County, Kansas. He is a self-employed farmer whose nearest relative is his father, Johnathan Bedwell. Will Bedwell is short and stour, with blue eyes and light hair. He signed the card, "W.A. Bedwell".

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Frederick Ekengren (Fred) Bedwell1384 was born on 2 Jan 1886 in Kansas.570,1384

• World War I draft registration card shows Fred Ekengren Bedwell, born 2 Jan 1886, a self-employed farmer in Gardner, Miami County, Kansas. His nearest relative is Johnathan Bedwell of Gardner. He is of medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair.

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Lora Jane Bedwell.

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Frank R. Bedwell1384 was born in Oct 1892 in Kansas.1384 He died before 10 May 1910.1390

The 1910 census shows his mother, Drucilla Bedwell, as having six living children. There are six Bedwell children still living in the household. Since her son, Frank R., is not one of them, the guess is that he was no longer living.

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Anna May Bedwell1384 was born in May 1894 in Kansas.1384 She died before 10 May 1910.1390

The 1910 census shows his mother, Drucilla Bedwell, as having six living children. There are six Bedwell children still living in the household. Since her duaghter, Anna May, is not one of them, the guess is that she was no longer living.

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Mary Belle Bedwell.

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Muriel Melissa Bedwell.