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Re: Bridwell, Bradwell, Bredwell, Wright 1840+ Crawford County Ill
Posted by: Donna Bridwell (ID *****5295) Date: August 04, 2012 at 18:59:13
In Reply to: Re: Bridwell, Bradwell, Bredwell, Wright 1840+ Crawford County Ill by Sylvia Meredith of 622

No, I have not been able to discover anything about Jensy's family. Nothing is on her marriage certificate nor on her death certificate. I also have not discovered anything about the Bridwell side either. The following info is documented: First Samuel's real name was Lemuel. This info is found on Land Patents, his marriage certificate to Jensy, is listed on the funeral notice of his son, Oliver and finally his grandson was named after him. Jensy's (Jincy) name is listed as Nancy on Oliver's funeral card. The 1860 Census lists Jensy (Jincy) as being a widow so Lemuel must have died before 1860. Jincy's death certificate also lists her as a widow. I have notes written by the funeral director of that time period stating facts about the family but nothing is mentioned of Lemuel's death or burial. The Bridwell name was once spelled Bredwell. I have the newspaper copy relating to the death of Enoch Bredwell (my great grandfather) and the inquest. The funeral director listed above notes that he did not know where Enoch was buried. I have searched the Oblong Cemetery where the family is buried but have not found either Lemuel's or Enoch's grave. There is a possibility that they are both buried in the Dark Bend area as their farms were near the Jasper County line. Let me know what you have discovered. And, have you any pictures that you would share?

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