Check Ralph Bedwell's message 419. I too have questions about his info. First he list James & William as sons of James Bedwell b. 1740 Kent Co., Delaware., 1790 in Pasqautank Co., NC. and then to Union Co., SC. before 1810. He list William Bedwell as being in the War of 1812 in LA. That couldn't be if William in MS. was born aft. 1805. James Bedwell was born abt. 1776 SC. If the William Bedwell in the 12 & 13 Cons Reg't LA Mil. was a brother of James and son of James, Sr.. It is possible, that William Bedwell is the father of William b. LA. that married Nancy Smith.