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F.W. Bedford m. 1857, Elizabeth, d/o John & Sarah Phillips

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11 Oct 2013 12:21 - 11 Oct 2013 12:21 #1372 by Mamie
Jasper County.

F. W. BEDFORD is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and was born June 8, 1828.  His father, Elias Bedford, was a Colonel in the war of 1812, was twice made a prisoner, and four times wounded, the last time at Lundy's Lane, by a bayonet stab, after which a silk handkerchief was thrust into said wound, and he continued to fight. After the war he lived at Genesee County, N. Y., and married Mary Maria Scott, niece of the late Gen. Scott. He was a prominent Mason, and belonged to the lodge said to have the dastard William Morgan; he once ran a flat-boat on the Ohio, and had an interest in the first steamboat that ruffled that river; he was one of the founders of Lafayette, Ind., where he died thirty years after, and from the remote effects of the wound at Lundy's Lane, F. W. Bedford was fourteen years old when his father died. September 15, 1857, at La Fayette, he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John and Sarah Phillips. Mr. Bedford has a steam power brick and tile manufactory, which turns out 250,000 brick and 200,000 tile annually; he also has a general store in Rensselaer. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, and is a Republican; he is strictly temperate, a very prominent man in the county, and foremost in County, Ohio, a member of the Christian Church and a most estimable woman. 

Source: Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical, Illustrated, published by F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1883; Pg. 524

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