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2871. Nathaniel Sylvester (Vess) Bedwell556 was born on 18 Feb 1882 in Greene County, Indiana.

• 1910 Census for Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana, shows Sylvester N. Bedwell, 28, a laborer at a coal mine, as head of household with: Sylvia, 30, his wife of 8 years who has had three children, all still living; daughter Bessie L., 6; daughter Clara E., 4; and daughter Ila A., 1 & 2/12.

• World War I Draft Registration card shows Sylvester Bedwell, born Feb 1881, a miner who resides in Coalmont, Clay County, Indiana. He is of medium height with brown hair. Nearest relative is Sylvia Bedwell, his wife.

• 1920 Census for Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana shows Sylvester Bedwell, 37, occupation illegible due to poor microfilming, as head of household including: wife Slvia, 38; daughter Bessie, 16; daughter Edith, 14; son Earl, 7; son Eugene, 4; and son Leon, 1.

• 1930 Census for Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana shows Sylvester Bedwell, 49, a farmer who owns a residence valued at $600, as head of household containing: wife Silva, 50; son Earl R., 17; son Eugene R., 14; son Leon H., 12; son James J., 9; and son Robert D., 6.

Nathaniel Sylvester (Vess) Bedwell and Sylvia Burger were married on 20 Apr 1902 in Clay County, Indiana.815 Sylvia Burger407 was born in Mar 1880 in Indiana.815,1747 Nathaniel Sylvester (Vess) Bedwell and Sylvia Burger had the following children:



Bessie L. Bedwell.



Clara Edith Bedwell.



Ila Alice Bedwell1747 was born in Mar 1909 in Clay County, Indiana.1747 She died before Jan 1920.1748



Earl R. Bedwell1748 was born about 1912 in Indiana.1748

• This might be his son's obituary from Greene County Daily Record (

COALMONT -- Gerald E. Bedwell, 71, of Coalmont, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute at 1:07 p.m.

He was born March 2, 1936 in Sullivan County to Roy Earl and Beatrice Delores Marshall Bedwell.

He work in Civil Service Transportation at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was a member of the Shakamak Church in Jasonville and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife Bertha M. Bedwell of Coalmont; daughters, Catherine M. Hayden of Lyons, Christina M. Noiseau of Kissimmee, Fla., Samantha J. Bascom of Coalmont, and Delores F. Nicolson of Madisonville, Ky.; sons, John Bedwell and Keith Bedwell, both of Mesa, Ariz., Michael Bedwell of Tucson, Ariz., and Lawrn Williams of Coalmont; brother, Jackie Bedwell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, Connor Bedwell, Keith Bedwell Jr., Danielle Bedwell, Martin Harguindeguy, D.J. Hayden, Andrew Kalkbrenner, Paul Bedwell, Gina Bascom, Nickiol Bascom, Reagan Palmieri, and DeEtta Williams; four great grandchildren, Franklin, Gage, JR, and Wyatt; niece Emma L. Bedwell; and one great niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great grandson, Bryant Harguindeguy.

Funeral service will be today at 10 a.m. at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville with Pastor Chris McKinney officiating.

Visitation was Friday from 5-8 p.m., and today from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

The family has chosen cremation after the service.



Eugene R. Bedwell1748 was born in 1915 in Indiana.1748



Harry Leon (Red) Bedwell.



James Bedwell1749 was born on 22 Feb 1921 in Clay County, Indiana.1749,1750 He died on 21 Jul 1993 in Coalmont, Clay County, Indiana.1750



Robert Dale Bedwell.