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Stephen P Bidwell
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1828
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1915
Jackson County
Michigan, USA

Stephen Bidwell was born July 11 1828 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co, NY. His parents Cepter & Gillian (Powell) Bidwell were natives of New York. They came to Michigan in 1834 and located in Monroe Co remaining one year when they went to St Joseph Co and remained about 18 months returning to Monroe Co where both died in 1838 but 10 days intervening between their deaths. Their son Stephen went to Lenawee Co where he remained with a cousin six years. In 1845 he came to Jackson County; stayed one year and went to Clinton where he entered into partnership with an uncle in a mercantile business, which he pursued three years when he was burned out, saving about $300; with this he purchased 30 acres of land he afterward gave to his grandmother. He married Sept 26 1852 Mary L Cornwell who was born June 29 1836. They are the parents of 8 children: Dollie A (Mrs O Richards), Henrietta I (Mrs L E Drake), Frank M, Mary E (Mrs F.E Noble), Sylvester, Charlie, Stevie and Ernest.  
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  Mary L Cornwell Bidwell (1836 - 1914)*
  Dollie A Bidwell Richards (1853 - 1895)*
  Frank M Bidwell (1858 - 1938)*
  Earnest Bidwell (1876 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Horton Cemetery
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Mar 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18128680
Stephen P Bidwell
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Stephen P Bidwell
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Stephen P Bidwell
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