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77. John Bedwell5,97 was born about 1805 in North Carolina.56,98 He appeared in the census in 1850 in District 11, Henderson County, Tennessee.97 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Shady Hill, Henderson County, Tennessee. He died in Henderson County, Tennessee. He was a farmer.97

• 1830 Census for Lincoln County, Tennessee, shows John Bedwell as head of household containing one male under 5, one male between 10-15, one male between 20-30, and one female between 20-30. They live next to Major Bedwell, John's brother.

• 1840 Census for District 2, Lincoln County, Tennessee, shows John Bidwell as head of household consisting of 3 males between 5-10, 1 male between 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female between 30-40, and 1 female between 60-70. All are engaged in agriculture. They live near M.M. Bedwell, William McNatt, and Jackson Enochs.

• 1850 Census for District 11, Henderson County, Tennessee, (HENDERSON, Roll 883 Book 1, Page 193b) shows John Bedwell, age 45, a farmer born in N.C., and Susanna, 48, born in N.C., living with children Car, 21; Leroy, 19; Wesley, 16; Mary A., 14; Eliza, 12; Major, 9; Rebecca, 7; and Rebecca B. Malet (John's mother), 70, born in Delaware. There are no other Bedwells in District 11 of Henderson County.

• 1860 Census for Henderson County, Tennessee, shows John Bedwell, age 65, and Susan Bedwell, 60, as tenant farmers on either son Leroy's or daughter-in-law Catherine's land. Other members of the household are Major, 18; Rebecca, 15; and Rebecca (John's mother), 90. All were born in Tennessee except the elder Rebecca, who was born in North Carolina.

John Bedwell and Susanna [--?--] were married about 1827.97 Susanna [--?--]56,97 (daughter of Unknown Malet? and Rebecca B. [--?--]) was born in 1802 in North Carolina.97,99 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

John Bedwell and Susanna [--?--] had the following children:

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Carr Bedwell.

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Leroy Bedwell.

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Wesley Bedwell.

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Mary A. Bedwell56,97 was born about 1836 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.97,99

• Mary Ann Bedwell is generally listed as John Bedwell's daughter because she is living in his household in the 1850 Census. However, she was the same approximate age as the Mary Ann Bedwell, whose headstone says she was the "wife of Wesley Bedwell", who is buried in Ebenezer Cemetary in Henderson County. Was she actually John's daughter-in-law rather than his daughter, having married son Wesley at a very early age? Or are they two different women, who just happen to share a name and year of birth?

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Eliza J. Bedwell97 was born about 1838 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.97,99

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Major Bedwell97 was born about 1841 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.97,99 He served in the military in the Civil War in CSA, Private/Corporal, Co. F, 55th (Brown's) Tennessee Infantry (part of Bailey's Com. Reg. Inf.).

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Rebecca Bedwell97 was born about 1843 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.97,99