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John Coleman "Jack" Bedford
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1834
Death: Apr. 23, 1923

"Jack" was born to John Bedford and Elizabeth Burke Howard in Mead County, Kentucky. He was 4 when his father died and 6 when his mother died. He was raised by various relatives and then his older siblings. The censuses list him as a rancher, bean farmer, and a city water man. He married on February 17, 1870 in San Bernardino County, California to Laura Louise "Lou" Damron. He did not marry until he was 35, taking care of his younger sister, as well as various occupations he had that kept him traveling in California, Nevada, and elsewhere. He also worked during the Civil War to send money to his brother Alex's family who also helped raise him. John and Lou had nine children: William Alexander Bedford, Bessie Bedford, Annie Bedford, Lola Bedford, Joseph Bedford, Mattie Bedford, "Birdie" Bedford, "Ricka" Bedford, and Ray Bedford. Jack was not much of a horse man, according to the letters of his brother, Thomas J. Bedford. He later drove teams of horses. According to Jack's death certificate, he died of hemmorage valocilar. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Bedford (1797 - 1838)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Louise Damron Bedford (1850 - 1944)
 
 Children:
  William Alexander Bedford (1870 - 1939)*
  Elizabeth Mary Bedford Luken (1872 - 1904)*
  Anna Louisa Bedford Jasper (1874 - 1969)*
  Lola Severe Bedford Mitchell (1876 - 1974)*
  Joseph F. Bedford (1879 - 1892)*
  Mattie Lee Bedford Ivey (1884 - 1914)*
  Laura Elsie Bedford Williams (1886 - 1966)*
  Fredericka Louise Bedford Blackburn (1888 - 1971)*
  Ray Coleman Bedford (1895 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Howard Bedford (1824 - 1852)*
  Thomas Jefferson Bedford (1826 - 1906)*
  Alexander Marshall Bedford (1828 - 1912)*
  Martha Page Bedford Bedford (1831 - 1849)*
  John Coleman Bedford (1834 - 1923)
  Lucy Ann Bedford Street (1836 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Santa Ana Cemetery
Santa Ana
Orange County
California, USA
Plot: Section O, Block 6, Lot 3, Space 9
 
Maintained by: Cheri Mello
Originally Created by: Eldora Sasser
Record added: May 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8782173
John Coleman Jack Bedford
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John Coleman Jack Bedford
Added by: Cheri Mello
 
John Coleman Jack Bedford
Added by: Cheri Mello
 
 
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 Added: Oct. 8, 2008
 
 
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