Milton Coke Bedwell143,150 was born on 18 Mar 1833 in Sullivan
County, Indiana.454 He
died on 11 Aug 1892 in Sullivan County, Indiana.454,455
From History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, state of Indiana: from
the earliest time to the present, together with interesting biographical sketches,
reminiscences, notes, etc., Chicago: Goodspeed Bros. & Co., 1884, 824
pgs. (page 747):
"MILTON C. BEDWELL, a well-to-do farmer of Haddon Township, was born near
Pleasantville, in Sullivan County, Ind., March 18, 1833, the fifth in a family
of seven children born to Elisha and Susan (Hinkle) Bedwell, who were natives
respectively of Kentucky and North Carolina. The father was born February 18,
1799, and the mother September 25, 1802. After the death of the former, Mrs.
Bedwell married, in 1845, Richard Davidson, who was born in Jessamine County,
Ky., April 30, 1794. This couple still live and reside with the subject of this
sketch. Milton C. Bedwell was reared and educated in the vicinity of Carlisle,
and when nineteen years of age started in life for himself as a day laborer.
In March, 1845, he settled on his present place, where he has since resided,
engaged in farming and stock-raising. He now owns a good farm of 145 acres, besides
having given eighty acres to his children, Mr. Bedwell is a Democrat in politics,
a member of the Odd Fellows' fraternity, and an enterprising farmer and esteemed
citizen. March 26, 1854, he married Miss Sarah A., daughter of James and Sarah
(Curry) Brodie, who were natives of Kentucky, and by her is the father of two
children-- Laura J. and DeWitt. Mrs. Bedwell is a native of Sullivan County,
born in the year 1830."
1850 Census for Haddon Township, Sullivan County, Indiana shows Coke M.
Bedwell, age 17, living with his mother and stepfather, Richard and Susan Davidson.
Also in the household are John W. Bedwell, age 14, and Sarah Bedwell, age 11.
1860 Census for Haddon Township, Sullivan County, Indiana shows Coke Bedwell,
age 27, a farmer who owns $800 in real estate and $750 in assets, as head of
household with: Sarah, age 30; Laura, age 5; and Dewit, age 3.
1870 Census for Haddon Township, Sullivan County, Indiana shows Milton
C. Bedwell, age 37, a farmer with $7000 real estate and $1350 assets, as head
of household consisting of: Sarah, age 39; Laura J., age 15; DeWitt, age 12;
and Sarah Broddie, age 72, "Retired Life".
Milton Coke Bedwell and
Sarah A. Brodie were married on 26 Mar 1854 in Haddon Township, Sullivan County,
Indiana. Sarah A. Brodie143 (daughter of James Brodie and Sarah Curry) was born
about 1830 in Sullivan County, Indiana.143
Milton Coke Bedwell and Sarah A. Brodie had the following children: