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259. William Bedwell110 was born on 2 Sep 1821 in Missouri. In 1870 he was a farmer.351 He died on 4 Jul 1881 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.352

• 1850 Census for Big Creek Township, Henry County, Missouri shows William Bedwell, 29, a farmer who does not own real estate, living with Eliza A., 23, and Sarah J., born about Feb 1850. All were born in Missouri. Joshua and Mary Gilliam, Eliza's parents, are shown in the same census page.

• 1860 Census for Washington Township, Sonoma County, California shows Wm. Bedwell, 39, a farmer born in Missouri who owns $6000 worth of real estate and $600 assets, as head of household containing: M.A., 21, female, born in Arkansas; S.J., 10, female; C.S., 3, female; and S., 1, female. The three children were all born in California.

• 1870 Census for Little Lake Township, Mendocino County, California shows William Bedwell, 48, a farmer born in Missouri who owns $2000 real estate and $1100 assets, as head of household with: Mary A., 31, born in Arkansas; Sophronia, 11; Nancy S., 7; and L. J. S., 4, male.

• 1880 Census for Santa Maria Precinct, Santa Barbara County, California shows William Bedwell, 58, a farmer born in Missouri, as head of household including: wife Mary A., 41, born in Arkansas; son Jackson L., 14; daughter Leona B., 2; and mother-in-law Susan McElhany, 68, born in Tennessee.

From San Francisco Call Newspaper, Vital Records for 1869-1898, (Surnames from: Becker, Gertrude ), © copyright 2004 by Jim W. Faulkinbury, CGRS <> and John Movius, all rights reserved:

Bedwell, Alice E.... married in 1890 to Fairchild, George Harvey ...1890M-200
Bedwell, Jackson L.... married in 1891 to Chatfield, Mae S. ...1891M-192
Bedwell, Wm.... died in 1881 ... age 59 ...1881D-222
Bedwell, son of J.L.... born in 1898 ...SF1898-622

(Note! The 1910 census for San Francisco shows George Harvey Fairchild and Alice B., born in 1864 in California of parents born in New York. Alice's mother, Julia Bidwell, is also living in the household. Therefore, it is probable that the Alice E. Bedwell shown in the marriage record above is actually a Bidwell and not related to the Bedwells.)

William Bedwell and Mary A. McElhany were married. Mary A. McElhany351,353 (daughter of [--?--] McElhany and Susan [--?--]) was born about 1839 in Arkansas.351 William Bedwell and Mary A. McElhany had the following children:



Clara Sylvania Bedwell.



Sophronia (Flora) Bedwell.



Nancy Susan Bedwell.



Jackson Lee Bedwell.

William Bedwell and Elizabeth Ann Gilliam were married on 15 Mar 1849 in Henry County, Missouri.354 Elizabeth Ann Gilliam354 (daughter of Joshua Gilliam and Mary [--?--]) was born on 1 Jun 1825 in Missouri.354,355 William Bedwell and Elizabeth Ann Gilliam had the following children:



Sarah J. Bedwell was born in Feb 1850 in Missouri.355