My name is Mary Annis
and I am the Site manager of this site.
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and I to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. This is an ongoing project, there are bound to be mistakes. Please be patient while I work to make it all accurate. The earliest event is the birth of Robert Newton, in 1568. The latest event is the death of my husband, Russell Owen Annis, on March 6, 2012. The site was last updated on May 19 2013, and it currently has 166 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member please contact me at
The miscellaneous line is published in hopes of either proving or disproving a link to the family. If found they are not, it is hoped the information will be of benefit to someone.
So get a cup of tea, coffee (Hot or Iced) or hot chocolate and enjoy the site. Please come back often.
Please feel free to join us at the annual Newton Family Reunion for a day of eating and fun. We will be meeting on Aug. 11, 2012 at the Community Camps in Lancaster, N. H. Sorry for the short notice, but hope to see you there.
Russell Owen Annis passed away peacefully of Colon Cancer, March 6, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Peabody, Mass. He resided in Groveton (Northumberland) N. H. He was born March 28, 1948 in East Concord Vt., the son of Josiah Charles Eugene Annis and Mildred Dorothy (Ackerman) Isham, and the spouse of Mary Ellen Bedell, daughter of Ralph Henry Bedell, Sr. and Daphne Isabell Newton.
Lets make this more than a site to explore our heritage. Please feel free to invite any family member to the site who is not already a member. There are many family members that I do not have e-mail addresses for that have yet to be invited.
Recently I have come into the possession of the articles featured in the Coos County Democrat on the 1951 fire. Because of its content and the feelings of those involved, I have chosen not to publish it. However if anyone is interesting in obtaining a copy of these articles I can send it to you if you e-mail me at my e-mail address or send a request through this web site.
The name Bedell means "Town Crier". The name Annis means "Big Nose". And not to insult the name of Annis, as I am one, the meaning is certainly true, as the Annis line still prevails with the "big nose".
For those of the other Bedell's who came from England. It was one of your ancesters who built this bridge. Our Bedell ancesters came from Ireland. It may be a long time ago one of our ancesters traveled to Ireland from England, we may never know.