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Littleberry Bedford Biography

from History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, by Perrin, 1882

Bourbon County, Kentucky

Littleberry Bedford, Surveyor; P.O. Paris; is the grandson of Littleberry Bedford, the pioneer and hunter of Bourbon County.  The parents of our subject were Littleberry and Cicely (Rollins) Bedford.  Littleberry was born on the Patsey Clay farm July 30, 1798; his wife, Cicely, January 30 the same year.  The father of our subject after his marriage, settled on the land now owned by the Buckner heirs, near Cane Ridge.  He remained here several years, and finally located on a portion of the old homestead, where he remained until his death, January 23, 1880;  his wife died in 1843.  Upon this old homestead our subject first saw the light of day, February, 1821; he had six brothers and sisters, viz:  Elizabeth, who married Smith Lindsey, of Clintonville; Mary, Mrs. James C. Garrard, of Pendleton County; Caroline, wife of Samuel Pryor of this precinct.  Thomas F., located in Missouri; William P. and Webster C. are teachers.  Our subject at the age of twenty-one, began teaching, continuing regularly for about ten years, having taught in all about sixteen years.  In 1861 he began the vocation of Surveyor, and has since been engaged in this business, and is one of the best in the country.  December 24, 1873, he married Miss Fannie Horton, a native of Lexington, Mississippi.  She was a daughter of Memuca and Claramond (Harvery) Horton, who were natives of Georgia.  To Mr. and Mrs. Horton were born five children:  Martha, who married Judge Montgomery, of Lexington, Mississippi.  Next in order was Mrs. Bedford; William and George were killed in the Southern army; Willia B., the youngest, graduated with honors at Edinburg College in Scotland; he now resides in Tucson, Arizona Territory.  Since March, 1874, Mr. Bedford has resided on the Jackstown Pike, where he has a snug home.  As relics, he possesses his grandfather’s guns; and other articles once in his possession, which are rare and interesting.

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