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396. Alfred Bedwell164 was born in 1836 in Grayson County, Virginia.104,537 He served in the military in the in 1860 in CSA. He died on 15 Sep 1916 in Ashe County, North Carolina.536

• From Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977:
Groom: Alfred Beadwell Bride: Elizaann Evans Bond Date: 15 Feb 1855 Bond #: 000001491 Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1855 Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, ImageNum: 002477 County: Ashe Record #: 02 001 Witness: Robt. Gambill ( Performed By: J. W. Fisher, Minister of the Gospel.

• Civil War registry: "BEDWELL, ALFORD, 24, Laborer, 1860 GCC HH#797."

• Grayson County Death Register lists the death of Ursula Bedwell, 51, daughter of Daniel Welsh, on 19 Sept 1885 of inflammation of the lungs. Her husband is shown as Alfred Bedwell.

• 1860 Census for Independence P.O., Grayson County, Virginia, shows Alford Bedwell, 24, a Laborer, and family: Eliza A., 21; and Wm. D., 1. They are the next listing on the page right after John and Martha Bedwell, his parents.

• 1870 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, North Carolina, shows Eliza Bedwell, 30, as head of household that also includes: Ellen, 8; Deema, 6, female; John, 4; and Joshua, 2. All were born in Virginia except Joshua, who was born in N.C. Also in this 1870 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, N.C., is David Bedwell, 10, who is living with a farmer named Rufus Pierce and is listed as "working on farm."

• 1880 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, North Carolina, shows Eliza Bedwell, 40, divorced, as head of household that also includes: Syntha, 18, female; Joshua, 11; and Ennis, 8.

• 1900 Census for Jefferson Township, Ashe County, North Carolina shows Alfred W. Bedwell, born Aug 1836 in N.C., a farmer who owns his land, as head of household with: Nancy, born Sept 1855, his wife of 17 years who has had no children; father-in-law Jefferson Bierce, born Nov 1813 in N.C.; and mother-in-law Sarah Bierce, born Sept 1820 in Virginia.


From Teresa Quist (teresa_quist@@netzero.com)
Name: Albert or Alfred BEDWELL
Sex: M
Birth: 3 AUG 1836 in Grayson Co Virginia
Death: 15 OCT 1916 in Ashe Co North Carolina
I got curious, so I looked up Alfred in the two Bedwell Books I have, here is what I have found:

"p. 10
(Shows and Alfred Bedwell as the 5th child of John and Patsy (Martha) Poole Bedwell)
v Alfred Bedwell b. ca 1838; m. 4 Oct. 1869 Mandy J. Sexton

Bedwell Marriage Records
Alfred m. 2nd Mandy J. Sexton
4 Oct. 1869, Grayson Co., Va.
son of John and Patsy Pool Bedwell

Alfred m. ?3rd? Ursula Evans
1871, Virginia
son of John and Patsy Pool Bedwell

Alfred C. m. Grace C. Norris
9 Aug. 1888, Leavenworth, Ks.
Son of Francis Marion & Margaret A. Brown Bedwell

(This is from "Bedwell Belles and Beaux" by Carolyn Reeves Ericson, 1972)
and "7-21 Alfred Bedwell s/o 6-12 John Bedwell. The name of his first wife is unknown. 2M Manda J. Sexton 4 Oct 1869. 3M Ursula Welch 26Mar1871; B 1834, D 1885, bur Independence, VA. C (i) William D. B1859, (ii) Ludema M Newton Anderson abt 1873 in Alleghaney Co., NC, and (iii) Lennie B 1873."
(This is from "A Bedwell Family" by Larry King, 1982) I've tried to type this in as it appears in these books. Unfortunately, this is all the information I could find in here. No mention of a Cindy. I hope this helps a little. Good luck and keep us posted!

Regards,
Caryn

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Alfred Bedwells (born 1834) first wife is supposed to be Eliza Ann Evans. they were married in 1855. I would like information about her, and their daughter Cynthia (Cinty) Bedwell. Jo Ann

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Alfred Bedwell
Birth: Abt. 1835 Grayson, Virginia
Father: John BEDWELL
Mother: Martha POOLE
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Subject: [BEDWELL] Alfred Bedwell 8/3/1836-10/15/1916
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Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 17:49:26 EST
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Hello everyone,
Does anyone out there know or are researching Alfred Bedwell the son of John and Patsy Poole? I am curious Alfred is buried in Ashe Co North Carolina. Does anyone know is he had any sons? I am searching for a David Bedwell born abt 1850. I was hoping that he did. I have a David Bedwell having a son Alfred Wiley Bedwell 1882 in Ashe County North Carolina. I found one David (age 22) on the 1880 Ashe County census having married a women named Caroline (age 40). David's state of birth was North Carolina. Does this ring familar to anyone?
Thanks
Ruth Vandergrift Bedwell
Rbed105619@@aol.com

Father: John BEDWELL b: Abt 1800 in ,Grayson,Va
Mother: Martha or Patsey POOL b: Abt 1802 in Elk Creek Grayson Co Virginia

Marriage 1 Amanda J SEXTON b: Abt 1835
Married: 4 OCT 1869 in Grayson Co Virginia
Children
Ludema BEDWELL b: Abt 1859
Wiley BEDWELL b: Abt 1820 in Grayson Co Virginia

Marriage 2 Ursula WELCH b: Abt 1834
Married: 26 MAR 1871
Children
Lennie BEDWELL b: Abt 1873

Marriage 3 Elizabeth
Married: Abt 1849 in Virginia
Children
William D BEDWELL b: Abt 1858 in Virginia

Alfred Bedwell and Eliza Ann Evans were married on 15 Feb 1855 in Ashe County, North Carolina. Eliza Ann Evans538 was born about 1837 in Virginia. She was also known as Ursilla Evans.

• Grayson County Births, 1853-1870 lists Deny E. Bedwell born Aug 29 1860 to Alfred & Eliza A. Bedwell.
Grayson County Births, 1853-1870 lists John W. Bedwell born Aug 15 1864 to Alfred & Eliza A. Bedwell.

• 1870 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, North Carolina, shows Eliza Bedwell, 30, as head of household that also includes: Ellen, 8; Deema, 6, female; John, 4; and Joshua, 2. All were born in Virginia except Joshua, who was born in N.C. Also in this 1870 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, N.C., is David Bedwell, 10, who is living with a farmer named Rufus Pierce and is listed as "working on farm." Is the Deny E. Bedwell listed above from the birth records Ellen or Deema?

• 1880 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, North Carolina, shows Eliza Bedwell, 40, divorced, as head of household that also includes: Syntha, 18, female; Joshua, 11; and Ennis, 8. Alfred Bedwell and Eliza Ann Evans had the following children:

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William David Bedwell539 was born about 1859 in Grayson County, Virginia.

• 1870 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, N.C. shows David Bedwell, age 10, living with a farmer named Rufus Pierce and is listed as "working on farm."

• 1880 Census for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County, N.C. shows David Bedwell, 22, a laborer, as head of household with: wife Caroline, 40; William, 13 (no relationship written in, but probably stepson); and infant, age 9/12 (born in Sept according to a note written next to 9/12). The infant was born in N.C., the other three in Virginia.

• 1900 Census for Grassy Creek Township, Ashe County, North Carolina shows David Bedwell, born Apr 1859, a farmer who owns his land, as head of household containing: Callie, born Mar 1848, his wife of 23 years who has had five children, all still living; son Wiley, born Jun 1881; and daughter Jennie, born Apr 1883.

• 1910 Census for Grassy Creek Township, Ashe County, North Carolina shows David Bedwell, 59, a farmer who owns his land, and Caroline, 70, his wife of 28 years who has had five children, all still living. Both were born in Virginia.

• Submitter: Ruth Bedwell
Subject: Bedwell 1850's?

Message: I am researching my husbands family. I know that his grandparents where born in Ashe County North Carolina. I am looking for a connnection to his greatgrandfather David Bedwell. I found one David Bedwell on the 1880 census. Married to a Caroline ( he was 22 at the time and she was 40 with a 12 yr old son which I expect was not his). There was an infant daughter noted. I know that Alfred Wiley Bedwell was born in 1882. Can anyone help me connect to see if this David had a son Alfred. Here is the family history that I have. See if we connect.

Bedwell family history
Father's side
Greatgrandparents
Parents David and Callie (Irene) Bedwell * not sure of her first name
*David lived to be 105yrs

Mother's Side
Greatgreatgrandparents
Hugh Hash
Mary Bagwell

Great greatgrandparents
Montevil Hash
Martha Phipps

Grandparents
Alfred Wiley Bedwell
Ash Co NC born abt 1882

Cynthia Mabel Hash Parents Montevil and Martha Phipps Hash
Ash Co NC abt 1886

Children of Alfred Bedwell
Blaine (died at age of 20)
Ray (m) Nellie >?
Pearl (m) Ernst Snow
Pauline (m) Gilbert H Gibbson
Edward Kemp (m) Mary Moody
Brice Neal
Gidd
Carl Dean (m) Flora Ellen Hartnet Carl Dean Bedwell was born Mcdowell Welch county Wva
Alfred Wiley Jr (m) Elvy Burke
Irene (M) William Randolph

Montevil and Martha Phipps Hash
Children:
Pearl (m)Wennberg Great Falls MT
Mary (m) Senter Wilson VA
Maude (m) Calhoun Fox Va
Dwight Richmond Va
Paul Charoltte Nc
Montevello was the son of Hugh who was the brother of my great grandfather, Joseph William Hash.

• from Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV, March 12 2004:
Alfred W. Bedwell Jr.

KILMARNOCK, Va. - Alfred W. Bedwell Jr., 76, of Kilmarnock, died March 6, 2004, after a long heart illness.

Mr. Bedwell was born in Coalwood on April 28, 1927, son of the late Alfred Wiley Bedwell Sr. and Cynthia Mae Hash. He was a retired self-employed painting contractor for 45 years. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting and golf, and lived most of his life in Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elva Marie Burks Bedwell of Big Four; four brothers, Kemp, Brice, Dean and Gidd Bedwell; two sisters, Pearl Snow and Pauline Gibson.

Surviving are his seven children, Thomas Bedwell of Midlothian, Deborah Mackey of Bremen, Ga., Connie Mullins of Fort Valley, Va., Ellen Jean Bedwell of Morattico, Va., Donna Byrd of Woodbridge, Va., Diane Cangemi of Stephenson, Va. and Jeffrey Bedwell of Morattico; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Ray Bedwell of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Irene Randolph of Suffolk, Va.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Currie Funeral Home of Kilmarnock is in charge of arrangements.

From The Virginian-Pilot, 10 Nov 2004, accessed via ancestry.com:
David R. Bedwell Sr. CHESAPEAKE
David Ray Bedwell Sr., 87, of the 800 block of Hollywood Drive, passed away Nov. 7, 2004, in his residence. A native of Mouth of Wilson, Va., he was the son of the late Alfred W. and Cintha M. Hash Bedwell and the beloved husband of the late Nellie Mills Bedwell. He was a retired self-employed contractor. He is survived by a son, David Ray Bedwell Jr. of Duluth, Ga.; a son-in-law, Stephen Young of Chesapeake; a sister, Irene Randolf of Suffolk; and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Arrangements are under the care of Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk.

Name: Ray Bedwell SSN: 233-14-4310 Last Residence: 23320 Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia Born: 6 Jul 1917 Died: 7 Nov 2004 State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951 )

• 1930 Census for Coalwood, Big Creek District, McDowell County, West Virginia, taken 2 Apr 1930, shows Alfred W. Bedwell, 47, a house carpenter, as head of household with: Mabel, 43, his wife of 25 years; daughter Pauline, 18; son Kemp, 17; son Brice, 16; son Gild (?), 12; son Dean, 7; daughter Irene, 4 & 3/12; and son Junior, 2 & 8/12. Alfred, Mabel, and Pauline were born in North Carolina; Irene and Junior were born in West Virginia; the others were born in Virginia.


From: RBed105619@aol.com <mailto:RBed105619@aol.com>
Subject: [BEDWELL] William David Bedwell who son is he?
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 18:14:55 EDT

Okay my friends and fellow relatives,

This one is going to be wordy. I have several relayed e-mail that I need help with.
I have a problem that I need some help in deciphering. My husband ggrandfather was David Bedwell. I know from family history that he lived to be 105 years old. and that his wifes name at the time was Callie/ Caroline?
We after months of searching I find a family member that decsribes her "Uncle Dave", he fits into the family I thought I had found.
Joann sent me this:
I called and talked to Aunt Anna's sons who were very young when they went down south to take my Grandmother to see her Uncle Dave.
Bobby said that Uncle Dave lived with his daughter Jennie who married a Rutherford. Uncle Dave outlived Jennie who was in her 60's or 70's at the time of this visit.Bobby and Billy, my cousins, just had the briefest of memories. They think Uncle Dave was married about 3 times, but they aren't sure. He died in Marion , Virginia. He was in something like a nursing home, and tried to commit suicide by using a straight razor when he was 100 or a shade past. He was not a large man according to Bobby, but maybe he had shrunk a little like some older people do.
He lived with his daughter Jennie near Rt. 16, not too far from Grassy Creek, N.C. and Mouth of Wilson. Somewhere in that area.
Bobby seemed to think that Jennie and a couple other Bedwells were buried in the New River Cemetery.
I think Cynthia E.(my great grandmother) and Uncle Dave were full siblings.
My grandmother, Bertie Lou Bedwell was born in Weaversford, North Carolina.
I'm not sure about Cynthia. Grassy Creek. Weaversford, etc. are on the border of Va. and N.C. so I think people moved back and forth across the divide.
Alfred Bedwell, Dave and Cynthia's father divorced his first two wives.
Cynthia and Dave came from the first wife-Eliza Ann Evans.
I am sorry that I don't have more information. I guess I am lucky to have what I have.
But here's a problem, a new family member say his 'David" was someone elses child. Here are my two possibilities.
1 David BEDWELL
Birth: Apr 1859, VA
1880 Census Ashe Co., Chestnut Hill Twp., NC, House #193
1900 Census of Ashe Co., NC, Grassy Creek Twp. #49. 5 Jun 1900. Enumerated
by Creed M. Phipps. My Book
1910 Census of Ashe Co., NC, Grassy Creek Twp. #36. 20-21 Apr 1910.
Enumerated by William F. Phipps. My Book
Spouse: Caroline
Birth: Mar 1848, VA
Marr: abt 1878, Ashe Co NC
Children: Infant (1879-)
Wiley (1881-)
Jennie (1883-)
1.1 Infant BEDWELL
Birth: Sep 1879, Ashe Co NC
1880 Census Ashe Co., Chestnut Hill Twp., NC, House #193
1.2 Wiley BEDWELL
Birth: Jun 1881, Ashe Co NC
1900 Census of Ashe Co., NC, Grassy Creek Twp. #49. 5 Jun 1900. Enumerated
by Creed M. Phipps. My Book
1.3 Jennie BEDWELL
Birth: Apr 1883, Ashe Co NC
1900 Census of Ashe Co., NC, Grassy Creek Twp. #49. 5 Jun 1900. Enumerated
by Creed M. Phipps. My Book
The second is that William is the son of John and martha Poole. Does anyone
out there researching these two men?
Here is some of the discussion we have had. If it sound familar let me know.
Brian sends me this:
One thing about the Alfred and Eliza Ann Bedwell discussion you may finding interesting. I doubt Eliza Ann was really William David Bedwell's mother, and I'll tell you why. I subscribed to the Federal Census via www.ancestry.com and pulled a copy of the 1880 census, wherein Eliza Bedwell was listed; her age was recorded as 40! Remember, W. David Bedwell was born in 1850. That would mean if Eliza Ann Evans were his mother, she would have been age 10 when he was born! Highly unlikely I would say! Interestingly, though, Cynthia Bedwell, her daughter, was listed as age 18, so her lineage to Eliza Ann makes sense. I think maybe your husbands' relatives may have had the order of Alfred Bedwell's wives a bit reversed.
Possibly W. David Bedwell's mother was wife #1 and has remained unidentified, with Eliza Ann Evans being wife # 2, the mother of Cynthia and Joshua, as listed in the 1880 Census.
The research Paul has done would indicate that William David was born in 1859, which would mean he was really on 97 years old when he died rather than 106!
However, ask Paul to check the 1870 census for Grayson County, VA., looking for John and Patsy Bedwell. They also had a son, William, age 11, and a daughter Eliza. John Bedwell was listed as age 50 and Patsy (nee Poole) Bedwell was age 48, according to that census. It is possible that John and Patsy rather than Alfred and Eliza were William D. Bedwell's parents? That would at least get the John Bedwell reference correct on W. David's death certificate!!! It also could allow for an 1850 birthdate, with John being born about 1820 and Patsy being born about 1822. There is one problem:
According to a note I found elsewhere John Bedwell and Martha Pool, the parents of the other John referenced above, were married December 20, 1820. That would mean at the earliest, the other John Bedwell would have been born in September 1821, making him 49 in the 1870 census rather than 50.
One thing about W. David Bedwell's 2nd wife--Callie Neikirk--is that she is listed in the 1910 Ashe County, NC., census as "Caroline" and is reported as aged 70 then. The 1900 Census for Ashe County, NC., reported Callie as being born in March of 1845, and her relationship to W. David was wife of 23 years. The 1910 census indicated that Caroline Bedwell was David Bedwell's wife of 38 yrs. Are Caroline Bedwell and Callie Neikirk Bedwell one and the same? Given that both Censuses show Callie or Caroline as having 5 children--2 from her marriage #1 to Frank Cook; 3 from her marriage to W. David Bedwell, including my great grandmother, Liza Ann; her sister, Mary Virginia ("Jennie"); and brother Alfred Wiley--I am inclined to believe they are one and the same, despite the age discrepancy. Well, at least Callie or Caroline's appearance on the 1910 Census indicates she lived that long. I had thought she died in 1910. Maybe she died later that year or early in 1911. The 1910 Census was enumerated in June.
Glad to have a cousin-in-law who is so interested in geneaology. As you can probably testify, geneaological research is like a fever!!! Hopefully we will get to the bottom of this mystery one day! But be assured, I know for a fact that William David Bedwell was born 10/12/1850 and died 10/16/1956 at age 106. By the way, the 1910 Census finally reflected W. David Bedwell's correct age. In June of 1910, David would have been 59. The Census correctly noted that fact!!!!!!!!!

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Deny E. Bedwell176 was born on 29 Aug 1860.176

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John W. Bedwell.

Alfred Bedwell and Mandy J. Sexton were married on 9 Feb 1862. Alfred Bedwell and Mandy J. Sexton had the following children:

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Ludema Bedwell.

Alfred Bedwell and Ursula J. Welch were married on 26 Mar 1871.530 Alfred Bedwell and Ursula J. Welch had the following children:

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Lennie Bedwell.530