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Sarah Elizabeth Shaw Bedford
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1848
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1941
Winters
Runnels County
Texas, USA

Sarah Elizabeth (Shaw) Bedford was born in Missouri in 1848 to Captain Thomas Jefferson Shaw and Louise Ann Long. Moving to the Mount Nebo area just south of Weatherford, Parker County, Texas Sarah enjoyed her many siblings until at the age of 17 when she married William Gordon Bedford and moved nearby. Shortly after the Civil War the Bedford's fled to Missouri and then Arkansas to escape the marauding Indians until late in the 1870's when they moved back to the Parker County area. Sarah Elizabeth and William Gordon Bedford produced eight children as follows:

Lee Archie (1868-1953)
Ivah Cordelia "Odell" (1870-1964)
Annie E. (1873-1873)
James Jay (1874-1968)
Maud E. (1880-1881)
Maud E. "Pitchford" (1881-unknown)
Fred Doyle (1884-1967)
Dovie May "Beam" (1876-1909)


Six of the eight children lived to adulthood. After the death of her husband William Gordon Bedford in 1917 Sarah Elizabeth applied for and received a Texas State Pension for her husband's service during the Civil War. Sarah Elizabeth (Shaw) Bedford died in 1941 at the ripe old age of 92. She is buried with her husband in the town of Haskell, Haskell County, Texas. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Jefferson Shaw (1819 - 1904)
  Louisa A Long Shaw (1827 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  William Gordon Bedford (1844 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Lee Archie Bedford (1868 - 1953)*
  Ivah Cordelia Bedford Odell (1870 - 1964)*
  Annie E. Bedford (1873 - 1873)*
  James J Bedford (1874 - 1968)*
  Maud E. Bedford (1880 - 1881)*
  Fred Doyle Bedford (1884 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Shaw Bedford (1848 - 1941)
  James Thomas Shaw (1850 - 1899)*
  Amanda V Shaw (1855 - 1859)*
  Robert B Shaw (1857 - 1863)*
  Jordan M Shaw (1873 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willow Cemetery
Haskell
Haskell County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: James Bedford
Originally Created by: ATK
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40983184
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Shaw</i> Bedford
Added by: James Bedford
 
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Shaw</i> Bedford
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Shaw</i> Bedford
Added by: Carla Carlton Young
 
 
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