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145. Preston Bedwell80 was born about 1820 in Tennessee.197 He died in Apr 1881 in Greenbriar, Robertson County, Tennessee.200

• 1850 Census, Tennessee, BRADLEY, Roll 871 Book 1, Page 206b shows Preston Breadwell, 39, a farmer; Althia, 28; Joseph, 11; John, 8; Isaac, 6; Leroy, 4; Margarett, 3; William, born Sept 1850; and Elizabeth Lad, 18.

• 1860 Census for 1st District, Bradley County, Tennessee shows Preston Bedwell, 40, whose occupation is shown as "renter" (probably a tenant farmer?), as head of this household: Betsey, 40; Joel, 19; John, 17; Lee (?), 15, male; Isaac, 13; William, 11; William Baker, 19; and Susan M. Baker, 17. All were born in Tennessee. The children had all attended school during the past year.

• 1870 Census for Robertson County, Tennessee, shows Presley Bedwell, 56, a farmer with $150 real estate and $120 assets, as head of household with: Telitha, 56, born in Georgia; George W., 10; Lafayette, 6; and Wm. Preston, 20.

• 1880 Census for Robertson County, Tennessee, shows Preston Bedwell, 62, a farmer, as head of household with: wife Delitha, 60; son George, 18; and son L.J., 16. All are shown as unable to read or write, and all were born in Tennessee. Preston's parents are shown as born in N.C. and Vir.

Preston Bedwell and Margaret Delitha (Betsy) Potts were married about 1840 in Bradley County, Tennessee.194 Margaret Delitha (Betsy) Potts194,197 (daughter of Amos Potts and Rachael Nunley) was born about 1820 in Tennessee.197 She died on 7 Aug 1899 in Greenbriar, Robertson County, Tennessee.200 She was buried in Dorris Cemetery, Greenbriar, Robertson County, Tennessee.200 Preston Bedwell and Margaret Delitha (Betsy) Potts had the following children:

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Joseph F. Bedwell.

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John Marion Bedwell.

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iii.

Sarah Manerva Bedwell.

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Leroy (Lee) Bedwell.

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Isaac Bedwell.

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William Preston (Bill) Bedwell.

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vii.

George Washington Bedwell.

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viii.

Doctor Lafayette J. Bedwell.