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481. Photo Leroy Polk D. (Berry) Bedwell192 was born on 31 Jan 1845 in Georgia.600,601 He died on 4 Aug 1914 in Scurry County, Texas.80,601

• 1900 Census for 6th Precinct, Callahan County, Texas shows Leroy P. Bedwell, born Jan 1845 in Alabama of parents born in Tennessee, a farmer who rents his land, as head of household: Melissa J., born Feb 1852, his wife of 30 years who has had nine children with eight still living; daughter Mallie C., born Oct 1872; daughter Belle M., born Sept 1875; son John S., born Sept 1877; son William L., born Sept 1879; son Robert T., born Aug 1881; daughter Ora U., born Sept 1886; and son Hubert E., born Sept 1889. All the children were born in Alabama except the youngest two, who were born in Texas.

• 1910 Census for Scurry County, Texas shows L.P. Bedwell, 66, a farmer who owns his land on Snyder and Gail Roads, as head of household including: M.A., 58, his wife of 39 years who has had nine children with seven still living; daughter Ora, 20; son H.M. (?), 18; and daughter Belle M., 24.

• http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/scurry/military/civilwar/pension/scurrcsa.txt
Scurry County, Texas - Military: Confederate Pension Applications On file at the Texas State Library and Archives at Austin, Travis Co., TX October 4, 2002:

Bedwell, M. A. (Mrs), App# 43322, Scurry County, Bedwell, Leroy Polk

Leroy Polk D. (Berry) Bedwell and Melissa J. Hayes were married on 31 Dec 1868 in Cleburne County, Alabama.600,602 Melissa J. Hayes600 was born in Feb 1852 in Alabama.600 She died after 18 Apr 1930.603

Her maiden name was learned from her son John's listing in the California Death Index.
Leroy Polk D. (Berry) Bedwell and Melissa J. Hayes had the following children:

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Mallie C. Bedwell600 was born in Oct 1872 in Alabama.600

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Belle M. Bedwell600 was born in Sep 1875 in Alabama.600

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iii.

John Samuel Bedwell.

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William Lawrence Bedwell.

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v.

Robert Taylor Bedwell.

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Ora U. Bedwell600 was born in Jun 1886 in Texas.600

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Hubert Emanuel Bedwell600 was born on 15 Sep 1889 in Llano County, Texas.570,600

• 1900 Census for 6th Precinct, Callahan County, Texas shows Hubert E. Bedwell, born Sept 1889 in Texas, living with his parents, Leroy P. Bedwell and Melissa J. Bedwell, and six older siblings.

• World War I Draft Registration card, dated 5 June 1917 in Scurry County, Texas shows Hubert Manuel Bedwell, born 15 Sept 1893 in Llano County, Texas, a self-employed farmer who lives in Snyder, Texas. He is unmarried and supports his mother and sister. He is of medium height and build with gray eyes and black hair.

• California Death Index listing shows a birthdate of 22 Sep 1895, but they seem to be the same man. The person who reported the death certificate info didn't know the mother's maiden name; perhaps they were mistaken about the birthdate as well?

Name: BEDWELL, HUBERT EMANUEL; Social Security #: 568169942; Sex: MALE; Birth Date: 22 Sep 1895; Birthplace: TEXAS; Death Date: 7 Dec 1954; Death Place: LOS ANGELES; Mother's Maiden Name: UNKNOWN; Father's Surname: BEDWELL.