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Seth B. Bedford
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Birth: 1844
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 5, 1864
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA

Son to James Madison Bedford and Elizabeth S. Byars Seth was born in the Sandy Run area, Cleveland County, North Carolina in 1844. With the coming of the Civil War Seth enlisted at the tender age of 17 with Company B, the "Sandy Run Yellow Jackets" on September 2, 1861. Fighting in all the major campaigns Seth was steadily promoted to 3rd Sergeant of Company B, 34th Regiment, Scales Brigade, Wilcox's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. While on leave in September of 1862 Seth married his sweetheart Martha Lorena Spurlin. Fighting in the Wilderness along the Orange Plank Road Seth was killed on May 5, 1864. He was, no doubt, buried in a shallow grave and eventually removed after the war to one of the Confederate cemeteries surrounding the Wilderness area.

Ironically, Martha gave birth to her only son with Seth, Joseph Seth Bedford, four days after her husband was killed.

Seth's brother Joseph also joined company B and was himself killed earlier in 1862 at Chantilly, Virginia. His body was also never recovered. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Madison Bedford (1808 - 1849)
  Elizabeth S. Byars Bridges (1814 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Lorena Spurlin Sparks (1846 - 1916)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Seth Bedford (1864 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy M. Bedford Bridges (1835 - 1906)**
  Joseph B. Bedford (1842 - 1862)*
  Seth B. Bedford (1844 - 1864)
  Sintha Elizabeth Bedford Wells (1844 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: James Bedford
Record added: Apr 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108734373
Seth B. Bedford
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 Added: Aug. 10, 2013
 
 
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