This is what I have: Bevel – Bevil – Beville of Tn. in the 1830’s and beyond The father came from Alabama before that. I find all the usual spelling and Bevell also. James and Mary H Beville (parents) -father, at least – died before 1850 - (this comes from an old deed) The father of these children died young and the children were raised by families in the neighborhood - it seems from what I have that at least Henry D. paid back the family that raised him by giving them his land when he was an adult.
The children were: Andrew Jackson Beville Lewis (about 1823) Henry D. - served in Civil War –Tn (1838 – 1911) Edward William John – served in Civil War - Tn
Before James shows up, I find almost no Beville's, of any spelling in the Franklin Twp. area of Tennessee - after that the area has many, spelling is no problem as it may be that they could not spell or the spelling had not been determined or that the census takers were gov't agents and no one questioned them as to spelling. I find positive proof of these spelling all being in this family - mostly of James, Henry D. and John - as I tracked them as best I could in civil war records. I do not claim that anyone in that area is of the same family - but it sure looks like it - at least in the 1800's
I think Ky sounds more than resonable and this family and indeed many of the families of this area moved a lot as land opened up- Henry as a man moved to texas and started over.When I try to follow some of the "family members" they seem to have scattered again probably because land has opened up. I haven't had enough time on my hands to do a better job of this but the internet has proven to be a wonderful resource. I seem to have more on my mother's grandmothers side - Silvertooth - but would love to get futher back with the Beville side. The civil war has better sites than most and if you are interested I can dig up what I have. You can conact me and I will open up my box of Beville data. It would be nice if we did connect.