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704. Joseph Asbury Bedwell5,139,301,478 was born on 30 Jul 1863 in Tennessee.523,681

King says he was born in 1862, but 1900 Census shows 1863. In 1900 he was a Postmaster. In 1920 he was a grocery clerk.789 In 1930 he was a truck farmer. He died of carcinoma of the sigmoid on 5 Sep 1945 in Crockett County, Tennessee.790 He was buried in 1945 in Salem Cemetery, Crockett County, Tennessee. He was a school teacher.790,791

• 1900 Census for Crockett County, Tennessee, shows J.A. Bedwell, born July 1863, whose occupation is listed as Postmaster, and his wife Ida, born Jan 1870; they have been married for 14 years, and she has had five children, only three of whom were still living. Also in the household are daughter Lilly M., born Jan 1888; daughter Sarah E., born Apr 1890; Mary M. Bedwell, born Dec 1892; and a boarder named Marion (illegible), whose occupation is listed as teacher.

• 1920 census shows Joseph A. Bedwell and family. Joseph is listed as homeowner on Barnes Street, Bells Town, Crockett County, Tennessee.

• 1930 Census for Crockett County, Tennessee shows Joseph A. Bedwell, 67, a truck farmer who rents, and Addie, 59, his wife of four years.

Joseph Asbury Bedwell and Ida Giles were married about 1886 in Tennessee.308 Ida Giles791 (daughter of Cyrus Green Giles and Margaret McKinney) was born on 5 Jan 1870 in Tennessee.792

Death Certificate says she was born in 1869, but 1900 Census says 1870.

She died on 9 Aug 1921 in Bells, Crockett County, Tennessee.792 She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Crockett County, Tennessee.793

From the Gibson County Courier-Chronicle for THURSDAY AUGUST 18,1921:
GADSDEN--The remains of MRS. J. A. BEDWELL, who died in Bells last Tuesday were buried at Salem Cemetery Wednesday.

Joseph Asbury Bedwell and Ida Giles had the following children:



Lillie Mae Bedwell.



Sara Erin (Sadie) Bedwell.



Mary Magdelene (Maggie) Bedwell.



Cora Jewell Bedwell.

Joseph Asbury Bedwell and Addie Holland were married on 8 Nov 1925 in Crockett County, Tennessee.309