Posted on behalf of Russ Bedford:
My family emigrated from Pennsylvania in the latter part of the 19th century. Several of them were born in and around Elkland, PA. My great-great-great-grandfather and his sons worked as millers and millwrights. He was Henry Bedford and his sons were Homer and Gordon.
Homer's birth name may have been Dupont, but I cannot verify this.
Homer's death certificate lists his mother as Elnora Rogers, but Gordon's mother is unknown. Approximate births and deaths are as follows:
*Henry Bedford - 5/9/1840 (PA) - 3/16/1920 (MI) *Elnora Rogers - 1851 - ?
*Homer Bedford - 1870 (PA) - 1922 (MI)
*Gordon Bedford - 1875 (?) - 1929 (MI)
I also have reason to believe that Henry's parents were John Bedford and Elinor Sadler, who were most likely born in England. Both are buried in Bethel cemetery in Sullivan co. I am interested in any information available on my family, especially the starred (*) individuals.
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