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James Franklin Bedgood
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1842
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1915
Washington County
Georgia, USA

James William Franklin Bedgood born in 1842, was the only son of John Richard and Rhoda Brantley Ely Bedgood. They lived in Washington County, Georgia and were farmers.

James married Mary Jane Hanson on June 21, 1861. They had six children together: James William Franklin Bedgood, Jr, Martha Elizabeth Bedgood, Mary Virginia Bedgood, John Thomas Bedgood, Amanda Louvenia Bedgood, and Joseph Solomon Bedgood. The family did well and prospered until Mary Jane's illness and death in April 1887. Mary was buried here in the Bedgood Family Cemetery.

James fought in the Civil War for the C.S.A. He enlisted as a Private, in Co E, 32nd Reg, GA Inf. He Served in G.P. Harrison's Brigade, Dept of SC, and participated in conflicts in James Island, SC, Waynesboro, GA and Olustee, FL. James was involved in the defense of Savannah when Sherman came thru GA. He was Paroled Apr 1865 at the end of the war.

On October 20, 1887, James married Mary Frances 'Mamie' Tanner Burns. She had children from her first marriage to bring to their home, and James had children from his first marriage still to care for. Together they blended their families and started one of their own by having the following children together: Mattie Mae Bedgood, Susie Bedgood, Rawlings Bedgood, and Bycelle Daniel Bedgood (my grandfather).

When James died in 1915, he was laid to rest near his parents-John Richard and Rhoda Brantley Ely Bedgood, and his first wife Mary Jane Hanson Bedgood. His second wife Mamie Tanner Bedgood later remarried and passed away in 1935. She was buried near her mother in Sandersville, GA.

Family links: 
  John Richard Bedgood (1810 - 1888)
  Rhoda S Brantley Bedgood (1806 - 1885)
  Mary Jane Hanson Bedgood (1842 - 1887)
  Mary Frances Tanner Burns Bedgood Connell (1865 - 1935)
  James William Bedgood (1867 - 1942)*
  Mary Virginia Bedgood Brantley (1870 - 1935)*
  John T. Bedgood (1873 - 1962)*
  Amanda Louvenia Bedgood Brantley (1874 - 1940)*
  Mattie Mae Bedgood Barbe (1888 - 1967)*
  Susie E Bedgood Outlaw (1891 - 1966)*
  Rawlings Bedgood (1893 - 1967)*
  Bycelle Daniel Bedgood (1896 - 1964)*
  Edward Brantley Ely (1821 - 1880)**
  Martha Ely Price (1824 - 1896)**
  Sarah Elizabeth Ely Page (1834 - 1897)**
  James Franklin Bedgood (1842 - 1915)
*Calculated relationship
Bedgood Family Cemetery
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Cecile
Record added: May 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52935681
James Franklin Bedgood
Added by: Cecile
James Franklin Bedgood
Added by: Cecile
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Remembering and Honoring a True Confederate Hero. A Confederate Soldier Who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 8, 2011
I finally found your grave after searching for years. Researching our family has been so rewarding for me, I feel I almost know you. With Love and admiration from your great granddaughter,
- Cecile
 Added: May. 28, 2010

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