Mary Coleman Bedford

4 February 1751–12 June 1812 (Age 61)
Drakes Branch, Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Coleman

When Mary Coleman Bedford was born on 4 February 1751, in Drakes Branch, Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, Col Thomas Zophar Bedford, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ligon Coleman, was 19. She married James Morris Hamlett, Jr. on 11 November 1772, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 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 Morris Hamlett, Jr.
1751–1819
Mary Coleman Bedford
1751–1812
Marriage: 11 November 1772
Mary Coleman "Polly" Hamlett
1774–1812
Hamlett
–1866
James Hamlett Jr.
1782–1872
Obedience Hamlett
1782–1835
Martha Hamlett
1782–
Nancy Bedford Hamlett
1786–1821
George Bedford Hamlett
1790–1842
James F. Hamlett
1790–1848
John Hamlet
1796–1874
Narcissa Jane Flippen Hamlett
1796–1849

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1772Charlotte Court House, Charlotte, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 7
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    1776
    Age 25
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 29
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    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.

    Sources (6)

    • Mary Bedford in entry for James Hamblett, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
    • Polly Hamlet in entry for Jno Hamlet, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
    • Alabama, Surname Files Expanded, 1702–1981

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