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Rev Joseph W Bedford
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1850
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1947
Randolph County
West Virginia, USA

Rev. Joseph W. Bedford, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of White Haven borough, was born in Fulton county, Pa., December 5, 1850, a son of Hamilton and Mary Ann (Wilson) Bedford, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania, respectively, and of Irish origin. They reared a family of six children, three now living, of whom our subject is the eldest. He was raised on a farm, educated in the common schools and by private tutor, and entered the ministry January 20, 1873, at Schellsburg, Pa., from which he went to the West Virginia Conference, where he preached two years in the Logan and Sandy Circuit, two years at Winfield, W. Va., three years at Milton, same State, where, under his charge, the "Bishop Morris" Memorial Church was built. He was then two years at Barboursville, W. Va.; two years at Sinclair, same State, at Deer Park, Md., for eighteen months, when he was transferred to the Central Pennsylvania Conference and sent to Woodbury, Pa., for two years, after which he preached two years at Snow Shoe, Pa., two years at Freeland, Luzerne county, and then on March 16, 1892, came to White Haven. Mr. Bedford was married August 17, 1871, to Mary C., daughter of James W. and Mary (Huff) Furlow, natives of Maryland, of Irish and German origin, the former of whom was a farmer by occupation. Mrs. Bedford was born April 5, 1850, the sixth in order of birth in a family of nine children. In 1888 Mr. Bedford was a candidate for the legislature on the Prohibition ticket from Centre county, running ahead of the ticket; and he is still working for the Prohibition party.

(Source: History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Part II: Biographical Sketches, pp. 705-6.)
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  Mary Catherine Furlow Bedford (1850 - 1932)
Parsons Cemetery
Tucker County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
Record added: May 19, 2009
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Rev Joseph W Bedford
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 Added: May. 19, 2009

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