I am searching for information regarding Josiah BLEDSOE (aka: J W Bledsoe), born about 1821 probably in NC. He was the son of Wiley & Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) BLEDSOE.
An 1850 Oregon Co, MO census lists Josiah with his wife, Catherine, and his children, James H. and Anderson M. It appears that Josiah moved his family from Surry Co, NC to Oregon Co, MO.
In 1850, Josiah's parents and siblings are still living in Surry County. An 1860 Oregon County census lists Wiley and his family. Josiah's children are also living with Wiley and are listed as: Henderson, Mitcheal, and Jane.
Land records show that Wiley purchased land in Oregon Co, MO on 1 Sept 1859. By that time, Wiley was about 69 years old.
What happened to Josiah BLEDSOE and Katherine (BARKER) BLEDSOE?