Family Record of the (first or elder) Bedford Endsley Family
Bedford Endsley Martha L(eeper) Dysart
Birth date: 13 Jan 1815 Birth date: 3 Dec 1816
Birth place: Stokes County, N. C. Birth place: Bedford County, TN
Death date: 3 June 1895 Death Date: 8 Feb 1901
Burial place: Round Hill Cemetery Burial place: Round Hill Cemetery
Belfast, Marshall Co., TN
Bedford Endsley & Martha L. Dysart
WERE MARRIED 20 June 1842
in Marshall County, Tennessee
1. M. John Francis Endsley 23 Sep 1847-28 Sep 1923 m. Sarah Adney Coffey
2. F. Mary Elrena Endsley 23 Apr 1854-24 Jul 1885 m. Thomas Bunyon Leonard
Parents of Bedford Endsley: Parents of Martha L. Dysart:
Father: John Endsley Father: Francis (Frank) Dysart
Mother: Mary Blair Mother: Mary (Blair) Woods
Sources: Bedford Endsley's birth, marriage and death dates and Martha's death date
are taken from the John Endsley family Bible Record. Mary L. Dysart's
identity and the identity of her parents and her birth date are taken from
the Francis Harper Woods family Bible Record and the family register of
John Dysart which shows Francis Dysart to be his son who m. Mary B.
Woods and Mary B. (Woods) Dysart's will which shows that she was the
Mother of Martha L. (Dysart) Endsley.
The Endsley and Woods family Bible records were transcribed by mem-
bers of the Marshall County Historical Society and reported in
MARSHALL COUNTY TENNESSEE BIBLE RECORDS by Carolyn
McAdams; Edited by Helen Crawford Marsh, Published by Marshall
] County Historical Society, Lewisburg, Tennessee, 1981.
A record of the transcription of the John Dysart family Bible record
Is in REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOTS of MARSHALL COUNTY,
TENNESSEE , an American Bicentennial Publication of Robert
Lewis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution compiled
and copyrighted by Jane Wallace Alford, 1976.
Mary B. (Woods) Dysart's will is recorded in Marshall County Will Book
B, pages 396 & 397.
The burial location of Bedford Endsley, his wife, and both children is
Reported on page 176, CEMETERY RECORDS of MARSHALL
COUNTY TENNESSEE by Timothy R. & Helen C. Marsh and Ralph
D. Whitesell, copyright 1981 by Marsh Historical Publications.
I've seen the tombstones. They were faintly legible in 2000 but did not
look like they would be "readable" much longer. Mary E. Leonard's
tombstone was broken into pieces and piled up on 17 Nov. 2004.
Submitted by Dick Wood, December 2004
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