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 Julian Thompson Bedford, Sr

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Julian Thompson Bedford, Sr

Julian Bedford was a farmer and was one of twelve children born to Benjamin Watkins and Martha Whyte Bedford. Although born in Nashville, Julian was educated in Panola County, Mississippi. He eventually attended university in Nashville and settled near Memphis in 1851. On August 5, 1851 he married Virginia Ruffin Kenney, daughter of Edward and Lucy Ruffin Kenney. They had nine children, but only four outlived him: Rosa, Ellen, Willie H., and Julian T. Bedford, Jr. At the time of Julian's death, according to Goodspeed's History of Shelby County, Tennessee, "He left his family 1,800 acres of land, 640 acres being in the home tract, four and a half miles west of Collierville, on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. Mr. Bedford was a man of fine ability and sound judgment, sincere in his friendships and devoted to his family." Both he and one of his sons, Edward K. Bedford, died of Yellow Fever during a time when that disease had reached epidemic proportions in the Memphis area.


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  • Maintained by: Pat Iverson
  • Originally Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 30 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8141571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julian Thompson Bedford, Sr (5 Mar 1825–3 Sep 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8141571, citing Bedford Plantation Cemetery, Germantown, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Pat Iverson (contributor 46836677) .