Bedell,William a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at West Plattsburg, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1820. He was converted in 1840, and immediately began to prepare for the ministry. He was licensed as an ex. horter in 1842, a local preacher in 1844, and was admit ted to the Troy Conference in 1848. His ministry of thirty-three years was within the bounds of the Troy Conference, and included seventeen different appointments. On Jan. 23, 1881, he was stricken down with paralysis, and remained apparently unconscious until his death, four days later. He was unselfish, possessing a rich Christian experience, diligent in his labors, and many were converted under his ministry. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, p. 93.