John Gunning Bedford

1792–1860 (Age 68)
New York, United States

The Life of John Gunning

When John Gunning Bedford was born in 1792, in New York, United States, his father, Daniel Bedford, was 41 and his mother, Millicent Flagler, was 33. He married Catherine Grant on 11 December 1827, in Abbottstown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 6 March 1860, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.

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John Gunning Bedford
Catherine Grant
Marriage: 11 December 1827
Adeline Phed. Bedford

Spouse and Children

11 December 1827
Abbottstown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States


    Adeline Phed. Bedford


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 5

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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

Sources (3)

  • John G. Bedford in entry for Adeline Phed. Bedford, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • John G. Bedford, "BillionGraves Index"
  • A History of Johann Jost Snyder and Anna Magdalena Elizabeth Flagler of Palatine Immigrants to America in 1710

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