Francis Bedford

Male1852–

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
1825–1870
Sarah Woodhead
1823–1880
David Bedford
1846–
Emma Bedford
1849–
Francis Bedford
1852–
Mary Bedford
1852–
Sarah Ann Bedford
1856–1928
William Judson Bedford
1859–1907
Rose Ellen Bedford
1862–1938

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)

1863

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.

1886

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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