My records show C. C. "Bengefield"(age 45)on the census of Wayne Co. MS in 1950 with: Mary J.age 41 born NC William22AL Mary J.19AL Charles17AL Sarah16AL John12AL Fereba10AL
My gggrandfather,William T. Collier, married Matilda Beddingfield (born abt. 1827)in 1844. In the 1860 census C. C. Bedingfield, M. J., Feriby, and Atinnisa are in Clark County living next to William T.,Matilda and their 7 children. In 1870 the C. C. Bedingfield family and the Wm T. Collier family are living in Lauderdale county. According to the 1880 mortality schedule and Masonic Death records C. C. Beddingfield died April 29 1880. Only Mary Jane living with two grandchildren appear on the census. I have other records; land records, tax records, administrator's bond (he had no will), ect. Sam Beddingfield reported by some to be C. C.'s father had land in Jasper county (which is next to Clark) but I haven't had a chance to search for records there.