Including variations in spelling, such as: BEDEL, BEDELL, BEADLE, BEEDLE, BEEDLES, etc.
Early Immigration to the USA
Some of the first of the name to reach the USA [nearly 180 years before it was the USA] were John & Gabriel Bedell who came to the New World in 1608 as part of the Virginia Company’s “Second Supply” under Captain John Smith. They accompanied him on his voyage of exploration along the New England coast. Their sister, Dorothy, married second Roger Wingate of London, who became Treasurer to the Colony. [Ref provided by Betty Ralph:The Journal of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies published in Northgate, Canterbury, Kent England, Vol. 14, New Series 90, January 1988]
Capt Thomas Willoughby received 20 acres on the Elizabeth River for transporting 4 persons, including Jno. Beadle.
Richard Cocke received 3000 acres in Henrico County for transporting 60 persons , including John Beadell and John West. [pp 185-187, Abstracts of Virginia Land patents, Virginia magazine of history and biography, Vol 6, July 1898]
References to BEADLES
- BEADLES in the American Civil War
including both Confederate and Union soldiers.
- Land Grants and Tax Lists
of Beadles and Allied Families in western Kentucky
- Beadles in Jefferson Barracks
is a list of Beadles buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
- Deed abstracts from Mercer Co, KY
which are loosely associated with the Beadles families
- Richard F. Beadle(s)
Land purchase in Jefferson Co., IL
- Beadle(s), Bedel(l), Beedle(s). . .
Public Land Sales in Illinois
- Early Illinois Census Returns – Bedell, Biddle, Bittle, Beadle, and Beedle
- Virginia Pension Roll of 1835 – includes Beadles
- Beadles Cemetery, Marion Twp, Pike County, Indiana
- Zada Wade Beadles, Interviewed by Dr. Jack Beadles about life in Cairo, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.