Mary Bedford

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Bedford was born on 4 February 1751, in Drakes Branch, Charlotte, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Col. Thomas Bedford, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ligon Coleman, was 19. She married James Hamlet Jr on 11 November 1772, in Charlotte, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 12 June 1812, in Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

James Hamlet Jr
1751–1819
Mary Bedford
1751–1812
Marriage: 11 November 1772
Mary Coleman "Polly" Hamlett
1774–1812
Hamlett
–1866
James Hamlet
1782–1872
Obedience Hamlett
1782–1835
Martha Hamlett
1782–
Nancy Bedford Hamlett
1786–1821
George Bedford Hamlett
1790–1842
James F Hamlett
1790–1848
Narcissa Hamlett
1796–1849

Sources (4)

  • Mary Bedford in entry for James Hamblett, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Mary Hamlett in entry for Hamlett, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Alabama, Surname Files Expanded, 1702–1981

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the county seat of Bedfordshire, or a smaller place of the same name in Lancashire, or from Bedforth in Thornhill, Yorkshire. Both of the former are named with the Old English personal name Bēda + Old English ford ‘ford’. The name is now very common in Yorkshire as well as Bedfordshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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