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James H. Beddo
Birth: Sep. 23, 1831
Burke County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1861
Fort Pickens
Escambia County
Florida, USA

James H. Beddo, my gg-grandfather, was born 23 September 1831 in Burke County, Georgia, the son of Sarah Ann Foreman (1805-1880) and a Mr. Beddo (whose first name currently unknown).

On May 12, 1854, James Beddo married my gg-grandmother, Mary Judson Whaley (1835-1884) in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia and they had three children:
(1) Sarah Augusta "Gussie" Beddo Wheeler (1858-1925);
(2) Mary Moss "Mossie" Beddo (1859-1926;
(3) Clara Eugenia Beddo Cook (1859-1928) -my g-grandmother.

On May 11, 1861, James H. Beddo enlisted as a 2nd Sgt in Company D, Georgia 5th Infantry (Confederate) in Warren County, Georgia and was killed 5 months later on October 9, 1861 in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island, Florida, where the Confederates tried to take a Union-held fort: Fort Pickens. Although severely wounded, his fellow soldiers -- among whom was a Sgt. Henry H. Fitzpatrick, carried him for four miles -- without a litter or blanket -- so that he might die on their boat and not be bayonetted by the enemy in the bushes in his last hours. A transcription of Sgt. Fitzpatrick's letter to his relatives is attached to this memorial, as well as a picture of Sgt. Fitzpatrick - who I consider to be a true hero and great friend to my gg-grandfather.

The family legend has it that my gg-grandmother, immediately got on a train to retrieve the body of her husband -- but it had already been sent to Hancock County, Georgia for burial.

My father, James Cook was named after his g-grandfather, James H. Beddo, and both he and James Beddo's grandson, Sidney Herbert Cook--my grandfather--exhibited the same honorable virtues of James H. Beddo, who was taken away from us too soon. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Ann Foreman Shivers (1804 - 1881)
  Mary Judson Whaley Beddo (1835 - 1884)*
  Sarah Augusta Beddo Wheeler (1854 - 1925)*
  Mary Moss Beddo (1859 - 1926)*
  Clara Eugenia Beddo Cook (1859 - 1928)*
  James H. Beddo (1831 - 1861)
  John Summerfield Shivers (1842 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
James H. Beddo
Co. D
5th GA Inf.
Horeb Cemetery
Hancock County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Cheryl Cook Singleton
Originally Created by: Jack Johnson
Record added: May 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19373040
James H. Beddo
Added by: Cheryl Cook Singleton
James H. Beddo
Added by: Jack Johnson
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 Added: May. 18, 2007
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