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
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: