Francis Bedford


Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Bedford was born in 1852, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Richard Bedford, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Woodhead, was 29. He lived in Elkland Township, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Richard Bedford
Sarah Woodhead
David Bedford
Emma Bedford
Francis Bedford
Mary Bedford
Sarah Ann Bedford
William Judson Bedford
Rose Ellen Bedford

Sources (2)

  • Francis Bedford in household of Sarah Bedford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francis Bedford in household of Richard Bedford, "United States Census, 1860"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 11

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.


Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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