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132. James Bedwell77,165 was born about 1818 in Virginia.165,181 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He was a farmer.

• 1840 Census for Wythe County, Virginia shows James Bedwell as head of a household that consists of one male of 20-30 and one female of 20-30. Wythe County is next to Grayson County. Is this the same James Bedwell?

• 1860 Census for Independence, Grayson County, Virginia shows James Bedwell, 42, a laborer with $50 assets, as head of household with: Elizabeth, 30; LeGrand, 19; Caroline J., 18; Albert C., 6; John W., 5; Lillian, 3; and Robert W., 1. Elizabeth and Robert were born in N.C., the others in Virginia.

• Civil War record: BEDWELL, JAMES, 42, Laborer, 1860 GCC HH#19, Co. B, 4th VA Reserve Inf., Enl. on 4/16/64 at Independence. Pres. on 8/31/64.

•From "Minutes of the Grayson County, Virginia, Court": On motion of James Bedwell who made oath as admistrator of LeGrand Bedwell dec'd and together with Wm. B. Dickey his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of three hundred dollars conditioned according to law, certificate is granted to the said James Bedwell for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of the said LeGrand Bedwell dec'd in due form.

• 1870 Census from Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee, shows James Bedwell, 52, living with wife Elizabeth, 40, and children Albert C., 17; Lillian, 12; and Edward, 5. All children are shown as born in Virginia. Owns real estate worth $100.

James Bedwell and Lucinda Jane Reeder were married on 18 Apr 1839 in Wythe County, Virginia.6 James Bedwell and Lucinda Jane Reeder had the following children:

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LeGrand P. Bedwell was born about 1841. He served in the military in the Civil War in 1861 in Co. C, 45th VA, CSA. He died in Oct 1864 in Lewisburg, Virginia. He appeared in the census in CSA veteran.

• 1850 Census shows Legrand Bedwell, 9, living in the household of William Porter and his wife, Margaret, who is Legrand's aunt.

• 1860 Census for Grayson County, Virginia shows Legrand Bedwell living with his father and stepmother.

• From American Civil War Soldiers database on ancestry.com: Legrand P Bedwell; Enlistment Date: 29 May 1861; Distinguished Service; Side Served: Confederacy; State Served: Virginia; Unit Numbers: 805 805; Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 29 May 1861 at the age of 20 in Company C, 45th Infantry Regiment Virginia. Died of disease on 15 October 1864 in Lewisburg, VA.

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Caroline J. Bedwell was born about 1842.

• 1850 Census shows a Caroline Bedwell, age 9, living in the household of James Bedwell, Sr., age 76, in Grayson County, Virginia. The only other resident of the household is Charlotte Bedwell, age 3. They live next door to James's son, Dow Bedwell and his family.

Elizabeth Brewer77 was born about 1830 in North Carolina.182 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She died after 1900 in (probably) Tennessee.

1880 Census lists Elizabeth's parents as having been born in South Carolina. James Bedwell and Elizabeth Brewer had the following children:

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Albert C. Bedwell.

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John William Bedwell was born on 10 Feb 1854 in Grayson County, Virginia.183

Grayson County birth records for 1854 show:

Feb 10 John William Bedwell to James Jr., & Elizabeth Bedwell

proving that Elizabeth Brewer and not Lucinda Reeder was the mother of James Bedwell's later children.

John Bedwell was not shown living in James and Elizabeth Bedwell's household in the 1870 Census in Blountville, Tennessee.

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Lillian Bedwell.

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Robert M. Bedwell was born in Mar 1859 in Grayson County, Virginia.176 He died before 1870.

Robert Bedwell was not shown living in his parents household in the 1870 Census.

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Edward Bedwell182 was born about 1865 in Virginia.182 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He was educated in 1880 in attended school that year.184 He attended school in 1880.