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115. Hester Bedwell73 was born after 1776 in Virginia or North Carolina. She died before 22 Jul 1845 in Tennessee.

Hester Bedwell and James Gammill were married on 9 Feb 1803. James Gammill151 (son of James Gammill and Margaret Miller) was born in 1772 in Virginia or North Carolina.152 He died on 14 Jun 1855 in Hardin County, Tennessee. He served in the military in the War of 1812 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

from History of Northwestern Arkansas, p 1238:

"James Gammill ... was born on the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina in 1772. His father was a leading man in that community, ably assisting the colonies in their troubles with the Indians, and serving in the war for independence. James Gammill grew to manhood in his native place, where he was educated, married Hester Bedwell, and subsequently settled in Marshall County, Tenn. He served in the War of 1812, and held a commission as second lieutenant, afterward returning to his farm in Marshall County, Tenn., whence he removed to Hardin County, where he remained until his death, which occurred in 1850; he was one of the best read men of his time, was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, and prominent in all affairs for the advancement of his community. His family of eighteen children all grew to maturity, married and had families of their own."

(Note on above: Marshall County was formed in 1836 from parts of Maury, Lincoln, and Bedford counties. As James Gammill and family are found living in Bedford County in 1820, it's probable that where they lived was in the part that later became Marshall County.)


1820 Census for Bedford County, Tennessee, page 6, shows James Gambel as head of household containing: three males under 10; one male 10-15; one male 26-44; three females under 10; two females 26 to 44; two male slaves under 14; and one male slave 45+.

See 1850 Census: Tennessee, HARDIN, Roll 882 Book 1, Page 208b.
Hester Bedwell and James Gammill had the following children:

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i.

Elisha Gammill.

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ii.

James Porter Gammill.

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iii.

Margaret Gammill.

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iv.

Elizabeth Gammill.

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v.

Samuel Gammill.

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vi.

Mary Ann Gammill.

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vii.

Charlotte (Lottie) Gammill.

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viii.

William Stewart Gammill.

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ix.

Miles Gammill.

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x.

Unknown1 Gammill was born before 1825.

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xi.

Unknown2 Gammill was born before 1825.

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xii.

Unknown3 Gammill was born before 1825.

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xiii.

Archibald Gammill.

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xiv.

Hester N. Gammill.

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xv.

Alcy Gammill.

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Moses Gammill.

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Mahala Gammill.

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Lewis Gammill153 was born about 1833.