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William Bedwell, born abt 1810, lived in Marion Co.

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William Bedwell, born abt 1810, lived in Marion Co.

Posted: 1463433200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bedwell, Smith, Sharplin
Seeking any info or insights on my ggg-grandfather, William Bedwell, lived in Marion Co., MS
All genealogies for him state he is born in Union, SC as son of James Bedwell

This is incorrect according to self-reported census data: states he is born in MS
On 1900 census, sons separately report Wm born in KY
Other children report he is born in MS and LA

Documented Timeline:
Born between 1807 and 1815 according to 1860 and 1860 Census respectively; farmer

Married Nancy Smith (possibly daughter of Hugh and Lydia Smith) 20 May 1840 in Marion Co. MS

Children: William "Billy", Elizabeth (Lydia), Martha, Margaret, Franklin, Elias

1841 MS State Census in Marion County
1866 State Census in Marion County
Not on 1870 Census (assumed dead)
Wife Nancy's tombstone is in Old Smith/Bedwell Cemetery, Marion Co. MS

New Info/Potential Leads
A William Bedwell serves in 12 & 13th Consolidated Regiment, La Militia, War of 1812. His unit was raised late 1814 in St. Helena Parish, LA
This William would be too old to be my ancestor, but could be his father.

St. Tammany Courthouse Records:
1817: Deed in Claiborne, LA (now Covington, St. Tammany Parish) for William Bedwell
1819 and 1820: Oath of Office as town jailor
Jan. 1821: William Bedwell signs marriage doc for daughter Betsy (later referred to as Elizabeth) to Daniel Sullivan
Deceased by 12 November, 1821: Probate doc refers to widow, Catherine; heir Elizabeth Sullivan; minor son William Bedwell
William Bedwell is "orphan," age 11 (b. about 1810) with bound to guardian William Sharplin until age 21 (bat 1833)

Extrapolating: William Sharplin--served in same militia as William Bedwell; lived in St. Tammany Parish
assuming William lived with him
Census: 1820: 2 children under 10 (could not be Wm Bedwell)
1830: 3 children under 14, and 1 male 15-19 (prob. Wm. Bedwell) now living in Copiah Co., MS
1840: no males William's age
1840: William is in Marion Co. and marries Nancy Smith

If you have any additional thoughts/research to add, please contact me
(Jennifer Ellis)
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