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1571. William S. Bedwell582 was born about 1862 in Tennessee.582 He died between 1897 and Jun 1900.581

1900 Census for Calhoun County, Mississippi shows this family living in the residence of Horton Dunn: his daughter, Ardena Bedwell, born Aug 1869 in Georgia, a widow who has had five children with four still living; his granddaughter, Mary M. Bedwell, born Jul 1888 in Georgia; his granddaughter, Nancy L. Bedwell, born Jun 1890; his granddaughter Arty (?) Bedwell, born Jun 1895; and his grandson, Robert G., born July 1898. The younger children were born in Mississippi. All the children show their father as born in Tennessee.

Because of (a) John Anderson Bedwell, father of William Bedwell, being the only other Bedwell in Calhoun County at this time, and (b) William Bedwell being the only known child of John Anderson Bedwell who was of sufficient age and was born in Tennessee, my guess is that Ardena was married to this same William Bedwell, who was deceased before the census was taken in June 1900.

Did the census taker make a mistake? The third child is definitely listed as female and the name looks like Arty, but it is scratched out and rewritten and could be something else. The World War I draft registration records for Calhoun County, Mississippi show a man named Alva Norman Bedwell, born 12 Oct 1895. Could this be the same individual? Or does Alva belong to someone else who missed being counted in the 1900 census?

Ardena Dunn (daughter of Horton Dunn and Rebecca ?) was born in Aug 1869 in Georgia.581 William S. Bedwell and Ardena Dunn had the following children:



Mary M. Bedwell.



Nancy L. Bedwell.



Arty Bedwell.



Robert Lee Bedwell581,666 was born on 26 Jul 1898 in Mississippi.581,666

• World War I draft registration card shows Robert Lee Bedwell, born 26 July 1898, a self-employed farmer in Pine Valley, Calhoun County, Mississippi. He is tall and slender with black hair and eyes.



Unknown1 Bedwell581 died before Jun 1900.581