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Jonas Dancer "Jay" Bedford
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1846
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1926
Llano County
Texas, USA


Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards,1838-1900
Name: Jonas Bedford
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Enlistment Date: Feb 1864
Enlistment Place: Llano County
Record Type: Civil War Index- Abstracts of Muster Rolls

Jonas as a child, along with his family can be found in the 1850 Travis Co census. His parents were James F. Bedford & Lucy Ann Moore.

Per census he consistently states he was born in MO, only exception was 1880 when census shows TX.

Per TXDC his father is shown as George Bedford, also from MO, however the informant was the doctor, not a family member and therefore may not have known parents names for the DC info.

Other (known) children not yet linked are:
Ollie, memorial# 53082927
Leslie, memorial# 42491267

Llano, Llano County, Texas Thursday, December 2, 1926

Death of J.D. Bedford

Another one of Llano County's oldest and most highly honored citizens has answered the call to the Great Beyond, for on last Monday morning November 29, at five o'clock, Mr. J.D. Bedford passed from this life into the life eternal at his home near Kingsland. Mr. Bedford had been in feeble health for a long while and since last August had been confined to his room. He was eighty years of age and the weight of this long earthly service pressed down too heavily upon his frail form and only the call of death could offer relief.

Mr. Bedford was born in Missouri in 1846 and came to Texas in 1853 with his parents. In early manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Julia Duncan, whose death occurred some three years ago. To this union eight children were born, six of whom are yet living and are: Mrs. Stacy Reynolds of May, Texas; Mrs. Houston Barker of Fort Worth; Alfred Bedford of Lampasas; Walter Bedford of Alice; and Leslie and Raymond Bedford of Kingsland.

Deceased was one of the oldest citizens in the county, and besides his immediate family is survived by many other relatives here. He was well and favorably known throughout this section and in his early manhood was among the pioneers who did such a noble work in developing our country and making of it the ideal land which we are enjoying today.

Mr. Bedford was a member of the Christian church, and for a long number of years had led a consecrated Christian life. He was a devoted father and husband and a neighbor whom all delighted to know, and in the passing of this good man our county gives up another of its best and trusted citizens, and a man whose character and reputation always stood above reproach.

The remains were intered in the Honey Creek cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock beside the wife, and the funeral service was conducted by Rev. Morgan Morgans, pastor of the Burnet Christian church. A large concourse of relatives and friends gathered at the cemetery and paid respect to the memory of their departed loved one of former days.

This paper joins with the friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved sons, daughters and other relatives in their hour of sorrow and may they find comfort in the blessed assurance that all is well with him who has gone on and awaits their coming in that heavenly home which a Father has promised to all those who love Him and keep His commandments.

(Obit provided by Jerry Crabtree. Transcribed by me [Deb] as close to original obit as possibly able to read)

Family links: 
  Julia A Duncan Bedford (1857 - 1923)*
  Infant Bedford (1877 - 1877)*
  Walter Bedford (1878 - 1958)*
  Ida B. Bedford Reynolds (1880 - 1956)*
  Alfred Bedford (1882 - 1971)*
  Robert H. Bedford (1890 - 1890)*
  Ollie Lee Bedford Barker (1891 - 1962)*
  Leslie Bedford (1893 - 1951)*
  Raymond Dewey Bedford (1897 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Honey Creek Cemetery
Llano County
Texas, USA
Created by: Deb
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
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Jonas Dancer Jay Bedford
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Jonas Dancer Jay Bedford
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Jonas Dancer Jay Bedford
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