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Julian Thompson Bedford, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1825
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1879
Bailey
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

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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 Parents:
  Benjamin Watkins Bedford (1794 - 1883)
  Martha Ann Whyte Bedford (1804 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Ruffin Kenney Bedford (1832 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Ellen Bedford Turberville (1854 - 1913)*
  Rosa Bedford McDonald (1854 - 1912)*
  William Hugh Bedford (1868 - 1898)*
  Julian Thompson Bedford (1878 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julian Thompson Bedford (1825 - 1879)
  Benjamin Watkins Bedford (1828 - 1866)*
  Hugh Lawson Bedford (1836 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bedford Plantation Cemetery
Germantown
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.05815, -89.73797
 
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Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Nov 30, 2003
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A story abut Julian's death can be found at: New Ulm Review, Sept. 10, 1879, page 2New Ulm, MN
-Anonymous
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- Mary & Kent
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- Becky Boyd Scarborough
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