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815. Melvin Jackson Bedwell was born on 15 Sep 1844 in New Market, Missouri. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Mt. Pleasant, Atchison County, Kansas. He died on 19 Oct 1924 in Potter, Atchison County, Kansas. He was buried on 22 Oct 1924 in Fairview Cemetery, Potter, Kansas.

Melvin Jackson Bedwell and Mary Matilda Seever were married on 2 Feb 1871 in Potter, Atchison County, Kansas.597 Mary Matilda Seever597,853 was born about 1853 in Missouri.853

According to the 1910 Census, she had eight children, seven of whom were still living.

Biography of Mary Seever's father:
J. H. SEEVER, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 2, P. O. Millwood, came to Kansas in the fall of 1856, and located on his farm in Easton Township, where he has resided since. He was Road Overseer of District 3, Easton Township, ten years, and was also a member and Treasurer of the Board of School District No. 6, Leavenworth County, for twenty years. Mr. Seever is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He took part in the late war as a member of Capt. Henderson's Company of the Nineteenth Regiment Kansas Militia, and enlisted in the fall of 1864, and was discharged at Leavenworth. Mr. Seever was born in Fleming County, Ky., February 20, 1830, and lived in his native State until the fall of 1851; he then removed to Buchanan County, Mo. He was married in Buchanan County, Mo., November 11, 1852, to Miss Martha J. Patton, a native of Missouri. They have eleven children, whose names are: Mary M. (married to Malvin Bedwell, a native of Missouri, a farmer, and resident of Easton Township), George B. (married to Miss Sis. Moore, a native of Iowa), Nancy J. (the widow of Stephen Bedwell, a native of Missouri), John H., Amanda Alice (married to Benjamin C. Wyatt, a farmer residing in Easton Township, and a native of Kentucky), James H., Martha M., Sarah E., Thomas J., William W., and Coriolanus. Mr. Seever has a fine upland farm of 200 acres, all enclosed, and all in cultivation. His orchard covers ten acres - 300 apple, 300 peach and a few cherry trees. The water supply is excellent, consisting of two very fine wells. The water from the stock well is raised by an Enterprise wind mill, and furnishes more than sufficient water for over one hundred and fifty head of stock. The overflow is conducted to a large fish pond, which is well stocked with German carp. The improvements consist of a nine-roomed frame dwelling house, with cellar, surrounded with handsome evergreens and shade trees, frame barn 32 x 60 feet, corn cribs, granary, smoke house and other outbuildings. He had twenty acres in wheat this year (1882), which yielded 400 bushels, twenty acres in oats that averaged forty-eight bushels, fifty-five acres in corn which averaged fifty bushels to the acre. Mr. S. has paid particular attention to raising stock. He has now on his farm seven horses, forty head of grade cattle, fifty head of Cotswold sheep, and thirty head of Berkshire hogs.

(Mystery: who is the "Stephen Bedwell, a native of Missouri" mentioned above?) Melvin Jackson Bedwell and Mary Matilda Seever had the following children:



Clarence Edward Bedwell.



Bonnie Bedwell.



George Emery Bedwell.