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William Gordon Bedford
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1844
Bradley County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1917
Haskell
Haskell County
Texas, USA

William Gordon Bedford was born on December 29, 1844 in Bradley County, Tennessee to the Rev. James Bedford and Elizabeth "Betsy" Hunt.

W.G., along with his brother James Mouton, enlisted in the 46th Texas State Troops in early 1862 at age 17 and served through to the end of the Civil War in May, 1865. He served in Texas, mainly against marauding Indians and deserting Confederates.

In late 1865 W.G. married Sarah Elizabeth Shaw. Looking to escape the rampaging Indians W.G. and many of his siblings fled first to the St. Louis, Missouri area and then to War Eagle Township, Arkansas before finally settling back down in Parker County, Texas in the mid 1870's.

William Gordon Bedford lived until March 28, 1917 when he died of La Grippe (influenza) in the town of Haskell, Haskell County, Texas. He is buried alongside his wife Sarah. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Bedford (1809 - 1892)
  Elizabeth Hunt Bedford (1810 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Shaw Bedford (1848 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Lee Archie Bedford (1868 - 1953)*
  Ivah Cordelia Bedford Odell (1870 - 1964)*
  Annie E. Bedford (1873 - 1873)*
  James Jefferson Bedford (1874 - 1968)*
  Dovie May Bedford Beene (1877 - 1909)*
  Maud E. Bedford (1880 - 1881)*
  Maude E Bedford Pitchford (1881 - 1960)*
  Fred Doyle Bedford (1884 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Stephen Bedford (1831 - 1894)*
  Luvisa Bedford Dixson (1834 - 1915)*
  James Mouton Bedford (1842 - 1918)*
  William Gordon Bedford (1844 - 1917)
  Cynthia E. Bedford Townsend (1876 - 1958)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Willow Cemetery
Haskell
Haskell County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2 W, Row 8, Block 17
 
Maintained by: James Bedford
Originally Created by: ATK
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
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William Gordon Bedford
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William Gordon Bedford
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
On behalf of the Sons of confederate Veterans camp #606, would like to thank you for your service for the cause of southern independence.
- Gary Holly
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014
I am your great-granddaughter, and I hope to visit your grave soon in person. Until then, know that you will be remembered for years to come. Added: Apr. 19, 2011
- Fredda Bedford Rosenbaum
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011
 
 
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