Mary Coleman Bedford

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

The Life of Mary Coleman

When Mary Coleman Bedford was born on 4 February 1751, in Drakes Branch, Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, Col Thomas Bedford Sr, 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 6 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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James Morris Hamlett, Jr.
Mary Coleman Bedford
Marriage: 11 November 1772
Mary Coleman "Polly" Hamlett
James Hamlett Jr.
Obedience Hamlett
Martha Hamlett
Nancy Bedford Hamlett
Stephen Bedford Hamlett
George Bedford Hamlett
James F. Hamlett
John Hamlet
Narcissa Jane Flippen Hamlett

Spouse and Children

11 November 1772
Charlotte, Virginia, United States


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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.

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. Both 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.

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

Sources (3)

  • Polly Hamlet in entry for Jno Hamlet, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Polly Hamlet in entry for Jno Hamlet, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Alabama, Surname Files Expanded, 1702–1981

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