Bedwell253 was born
on 6 Mar 1796 in Rowan County, North Carolina.254 He died on 26 Dec 1863 in Marion County, Indiana.254
The biography of his grandson, Samuel F. Bedwell, extracted from Centennial
History of Grant County, Indiana 1812-1912, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago
and New York 1914, has this information about Samuel Bedwell:
"Samuel F. Bedwell is of English ancestry, and his grandfather, Samuel Bedwell,
was born March 6, 1796, in one of the eastern states. His vocation was farming,
and early in the last century he came west and located in Henry county, Indiana.
In Henry County he married a Miss Stanley, who was born January 20, 1794. They
began their married life in Henry County, and some years later moved into Delaware
County, where he did well as a farmer and was also honored my his fellow citizens
in the office of township trustee. Still later he and his wife moved to Marion,
Indiana, where both died, he on the 26th of December, 1863, and she on December
21st of the same year. They were both supporters of the Methodist church, and
assisted in the establishment and maintenance of several churches of that society
in the locality where they live. His politics was of the Whig order until the
organization of the Republican party. Samuel Bedwell and wife had the following
family of children: James, born November 20, 1820, died in California and left
a son William; Sarah, born October 5, 1820, died in 1840, as the result of a
lightning stroke in Delaware county; Allen, born October 12, 1824, spent most
of his life in Wisconsin and Michigan and had a family; Aaron, the father of
the Upland business man, is mentioned in a following paragraph; and Hannah W.,
born March 30, 1832, died at the home of the brother Aaron at the age of thirty-eight
"Samuel Bidwell" is listed as a trustee of "MEC (Blountsville)"
church on 30 Sept 1840, according to http://www.hcgs.net/church.html.
1850 Census for Marion Center Township, Grant County, Indiana, taken Oct
1850, shows Samuel Bedwell, 52, a farmer who owns $1250 real estate, as head
of household with: Unity, 55; Aaron, 19, a plasterer; and Hannah A., 18. The
parents were born in North Carolina, the children in Indiana.
1860 Census for Lagro, Wabash County, Indiana shows Saml Bedwell, 62,
a farmer who owns $1600 real estate and $100 assets, as head of household containing:
Unity, 66; Anna A., 24; and Mary G., 7.
of Joseph Stanley and Catherine Hilton) was born on 20 Jan 1794 in North Carolina.254 She died on 21 Dec 1863 in
Marion County, Indiana.254
Samuel Bedwell and Eunice (Unity) Stanley had the following children: