52 Ancestors-Week#3 Bedie Lois Crews

My great grandmother, Bedie Lois Crews, was born ย October 25, 1893 . She was the daughter of Peter Jefferson Crews and Mary Delany Rice. She was born in Neshoba County Mississippi.

I know very little about her. There are no pictures of her that I know about. She died at 19 years of age when my grandmother was only 2 years old. I really wish I knew what happened for her to die at such a young age. UPDATE: ask and ye shall receive ๐Ÿ™‚ According to her grand daughter, Mary, she died ofย phlebitis. Thank you Mary!


The first record I have is the 1900 census where she is 6 years old.

She married John Louis Hardy January 16th 1910. The next census record, in 1910, shows her 16 years old and living with her husband. She must have been a few weeks pregnant when this census was taken.

I visited her grave last November and she has a very simple stone. Only her name is inscribed on it. She is buried in the Bethsaidia Baptist Church Cemetery in Neshoba County Mississippi amongst many of her family members.

She died November 20, 1912


12 responses to “52 Ancestors-Week#3 Bedie Lois Crews”

  1. I’m sorry you couldn’t see her.
    Thank you for sharing. It takes power and courage to share these private information.I think the legacy our ancestors left behind is to find who they were and learn from them as much as we can. I’m curious who were mine.

    • I’ve only been at this a few years, but there is so much information out there. Maybe someday I will find out what happened. If you ever start looking, you may not be able to stop ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow, married and expecting at 16. Times sure have changed. And such a short life. I’m glad you know as much as you do about her. Sometimes old records are simply lost.

    • It’s been so amazing to find out as much as I have about my family. There is so much information out there. It really is like a treasure hunt!

    • Of course it might have been easier to just ask my aunt to begin with ๐Ÿ™‚ It was great to know though. I have been wondering for a long time.

  3. That was really good read. Thing like family history stories always interest me and though you know very little about her I still enjoyed it. n_n

  4. I have found out that my late grandfather has been doing research on my family name family tree. He discovered that we amount to 300,000 relatives. I ask my self is that really possible but he had his “lab” with articles and info. and he was a policeman ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have no idea about what he really discovered but it somehow thrives my mind.
    Just dig on and the answers will come.

    • Thank you Maya! I can see how a policeman would be really good at this. You do feel like a private investigator:) I hope he shares some really cool information with you. All the best to you!

    • Thank you Ashley! Glad you enjoyed it. I have spent untold hours on ancestry.com, but I think it is worth it. It is quite addictive! Good luck in your searches!

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