Edward Beedles b 8 Mar 1831 Newton, North Wales d 16 Sep 1906 Greenwood Co, KS married 18 Feb 1858, Waterloo, NY Anna Martin, daughter of Joseph and Mary Wiseman Martin b 5 Feb 1833 Canada d 12 Apr 1912 Greenwood Co, KS children Elizabeth b 1859 d 25 Oct 1861 NY Anna b 1861 d 21 Feb 1864 Edward, Jr. b 7 Jan 1863 d 12 Aug 1866 NY Mary d 1871 enroute fm NY to KS William James b 16 Apr 1864 NY d 19 Feb 1925 KS m Mildred Virginia Hill 12 Dec 1886 KS Florence Mary b 8 Oct 1868 d 2 Dec 1898 KS m John Wiershing Edward migrated to America about 1851 with his brother George. His occupation was listed as a farmer prior to 1862. When Edward and George enlisted in the Union Army 27 Aug 1862, Ed's occupation was reported to be a carder in a woolen factory. The brothers served in the 7th Corps until 1863, then the 18th Corps until it was reorganized in 1865 as the 24th Corps. Edward was a sergeat and George a corporal. Edward was wounded in the foot 3 Jun 1864 at the Battle of Cold Harbor, sent to a hospital on Bellows Island, NY, and then home to recuperate. In the spring of 1865 he fell on a corduroy road (a road made of logs laid side by side) an injured his back. This was to bother him the rest of his life and in 1896 was granted a pension of $12 a month. After the war, Edward went back to work in the mill, but his back continued to bother him. Encouraged by a friend, he traveled by rail to Burlington, KS, and on to Greenwood Co, KS, in 1870. His family arrived in 1871. Ed bought a 160 acre farm on Otter Creek for $1.25 an acre. Edward and Anna lived on the farm until @1888 when they moved to Eureka. After Edward's death, Anna lived on the farm with her son, William. William J. Beedles b 16 Apr 1864 NY d 19 Feb 1925 KS married 12 Dec 1886 KS Mildred Virginia (Jennie) Hill daughter of John and Amanda Painter Hill b 2 Sep 1865 KS d 31 Mar 1958 KS children Harold b 1888 KS d 1960 KS m Mertie Mae Stewart Glenn m Dota Koifoid Walter m Juanita Snider Ralph Florence m Lester Miles Bertrum b 16 Sep 1908 d 21 Jun 1990 m 1st Ramona Kramer m 2nd Rolla Irene Bishop William and Jennie farmed near Otter Creek until they retired in 1923/24 and bought a house in Eureka, KS. They were members of the Methodist Chruch and Grange. Harold Harrison Beedles b 1888 Greenwood Co, KS d 1960 Greenwood Co, KS married 30 Sep 1908 Mertie Mae Stewart daughter of William E. and Alice J. Forrest Stewart b 3 Feb 1889 Moberly, MO d 31 Aug 1976 Greenwood Co, KS Children Roy William b 24 Mar 1911 KS d 3 Jan 1970 Douglas Co, KS m Irene Conner Wilma m Jack Harding Mildred m Bob Pedigo Earl m 1st Norma _, m 2nd Mary Lou _ Dale M Katherine Seymour Floyd m Pauline Brewer Harold and Mertie raised their family on a farm near Eureka, KS. After the children grew up and left home, they moved to a house in Eureka. Harold raised cattle on the nearby Flint Hills.