Lynda was the fifth child of Letty (Adams) Bedwell. She was born in about 1864. I have never determined who her father actually was but as she was born two years prior to Erasmus's second marriage it seems very likely that she was the child of Erasmus. In the 1880 Perry County census, when she was 16 old Lynda is listed as “ Lynda Bedwell”. All her sisters still at home (Nancy, Sarah Francis, Jiney, Manday and Margrett) and her mother are also listed as “Bedwell”. I strongly suspect that Lynda is the last child of Erasmus and Letty, born just before their marriage broke up.