Squire Jordan Bedwell (1830 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Indiana
Death: Died in Pleasantville, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
Managed by: Kevin Lee Waldroup, P.E.
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About Squire Jordan Bedwell

From a note scrawled on an envelope I (Phil Martin) found information which indicates that Squire was 1/2 Cherokee.

Marriage to Dorcas Booker found in the Sullivan County Court Records, Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.

The Dorcas Booker & Squire Jordan Bedwell Family

George W. and Polly Padgett Booker's fith child Dorcas Booker, married Squire Jordan Bedwell on "21" November 1850, according to marriage record, applied for license on November 18, 1850. I will email anyone a copy, in Sullivan County Indiana. Squire, born 18 February 1830, was the son of John Bedwell and Permelia March. Dorcas died 6 August 1903 in Pleasantville, named for Pleasant O'Haver the mill owner, Squire died 8 August 1920, also in Pleasantville. Both Dorcus and Squire were buried in the Pleasantville Cemetery. Thanks to information obtained from the book Bedwell, Beaux, & Belle, Vol I and II by Erickson, the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census' as well as probate records, birth records, marriage records, farmers directory, Melissa Jane Bedwell's Diary, A Bedwell Family by Larry King and Marjore Booker Harwood, the following are the children of Dorcas and Squire Jordan Bedwell. Melissa Jane Bedwell. Born 1 Jan 1852 Sullivan Co IN Died 4 Jun 1934 Sullivan Co IN Married first Frederick W. Begemann, spelled wrong many times by many people even Larry King, again if anyone wants marriage record or proof of name will email, originally of Knox County Indiana, Born 1850 Knox County Indiana died 8 Mar 1883 Duck Creek Township, Stoddard County Missouri. This can be sustained by her Diary and court records for Sullivan County if you would like. Next she married George Henry Bradfield 26 Jan 1890 divorced 19 Apr 1898, and then married Valentine Vest 11 Jan 1905, widower whose late wife Caroline Hagemeier Begemann Vest was married to Frederick Begemann's brother, after he passed, married Val Vest, who my father was quite fond of. Lucinda Caroline Bedwell B. 09 Jul 1853 D. 22 Sep 1883 Married Sam Enochs 3 Jan 1877 Permelia Susan Bedwell B. 27 Sep 1856 D. Apr 1926 Married Martin B. Hale 29 Sep 1875 Mary Tabitha Bedwell B 14 May 1857 D. 3 Jul 1925 Married Theodore Bedwell 23 Mar 1877 Joshua Alsop Bedwell B. 2 May 1859 D. 5 Apr 1938 Married Mary Jane Bedwell 6 Mar 1884 in Greene Co Bur Mt Moriah Nancy Antice Bedwell b. 6 Dec 1862 Sullivan Co. D Oct 1947 Married John S. Johnson 08 Dec 1882 Martha Elizabeth Bedwell, not Matt, if you look at the 1880 census you will see that "Matt" is Female and a daughter, B. 3 Apr 1865 d. 28 Jan 1885 Married Charles D. Fry 3 Oct 1884 Sarah Catherine Bedwell B. 7 Nov 1867 D. 28 Jan 1886 buried Pleasantville. James Albert Bedwell B 9 Sep 1871 D. 18 Feb 1904 Married Alice "Allie" Montgomery {1872-1966} 9 Sep 1897 Huddie Elmer Bedwell B. 10 Jul 1873 D. 8 Mar 1874 Sullivan Co.

Marjorie Booker Harwood tells a story about Dorcas Booker and Squire Jordan Bedwell that had been told to her by her mother, Elva Raye Bedwell Booker. "Squire was sent over to the Booker farm on an errand, and returned home and told his father that he had just seen his future wife swinging on the gate and a year later he married her"

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Squire Jordan Bedwell's Timeline

1830
February 18, 1830
Indiana
1852
April 1, 1852
Age 22
Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
1853
September 7, 1853
Age 23
Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
1855
September, 1855
Age 25
Indiana
1859
May 2, 1859
Age 29
Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
1860
1860
Age 29
Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
1860
Age 29
Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana
1860
Age 29
Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana
1864
December 6, 1864
Age 34
Carlisle, Sullivan, Indiana, USA