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3624. Samuel (Sam) Bedwell1214 was born on 23 Sep 1898 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.452,574 He died in Mar 1980 in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.452

• World War I draft registration card shows Samuel Bedwell, born 23 Sept 1898, a resident of Rt. 1, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. He is employed in farming by T.A. Pope of Pikeville. Nearest relative is Oliver Bedwell. He is of medium height and weight with brown eyes and black hair. He signed the card "Sam Bedwell".

• 1930 Census for Bledsoe County, Tennessee shows Samuel Bedwell, 31, a farmer who rents his land, as head of household with: Nancy, 34, his wife of nine years; son James, 7; and son Thomas, 5.

Samuel (Sam) Bedwell and Nancy Jane Nail were married about 1920. Nancy Jane Nail1965 was born on 19 Apr 1895 in Tennessee.452 She died on 15 May 1968 in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.452 Samuel (Sam) Bedwell and Nancy Jane Nail had the following children:



James Willard Bedwell.



Thomas Ore Bedwell.



Ethel Evelene Bedwell1965 was born on 18 May 1931 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.1965 She died on 17 Dec 1949 in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.1965 She was buried on 25 Jan 1950 in Pikeville Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.1965

• An Associated Press story appeared in papers on Wednesday, December 21, 1949. This is from the Dixon Evening Telegraph of Dixon, Illinois, page 12:

River Dragged in 4-H Girl Search

Pikeville, Tenn., Dec. 21 -- (AP) Searchers planned to resume their dragging of a river today in their efforts to solve the disappearance of Evelene Bedwell, attractive 18-year-old 4-H club worker.
Nearly 100 men have combed nearby wooded areas since her disappearance from her home near here early Saturday.
Evelene's father, Sam Bedwell, said she had "acted strangely" the night before her disappearance.

• Her death certificate states that she drowned about Dec 17, 1949 but was not found until Jan 24, 1950. Her death was ruled a suicide.



John Bedwell.675



Arnold Bedwell.675