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