Biography of Alexander Hawes Bedford

Alexander Hawes Bedford, farmer and stock raiser; P. O. Paris; was born in this precinct March 1, 1838, and is the youngest member of the family, born to Benjamin F. Bedford, Sr., and Ellen G. Buckner, his wife. Benjamin F., Sr., was born May 1799, on the farm now owned by Mrs. Sallie Cunningham on the Winchester Pike. He was a son of Benjamin, a native of Virginia, who came to Kentucky about the year 1787. Ellen G. Buckner was born Nov. 2, 1799. The old family Bible, now in the possession of A. H., tells the following tale:

  • Elizabeth H., born Nov. 12, 1819
  • Benjamin T., March 19, 1821
  • John C., Nov. 17, 1822
  • Mary A., Sept. 22, 1824
  • Henry P., April 10, 1826
  • Stephen, Jan. 17, 1829
  • Sarah E., Nov. 5, 1830
  • Franklin, Aug. 29, 1833
  • Hillory, Aug. 15, 1835
  • Alexander Hawes, March 1, 1838

A. H. was brought up a farmer, in which business, he has since been engaged. He has a farm of 285 acres, which is stocked with Cotswold sheep and short-horn cattle. Nov. 29, 1869, he married Ida R., daughter of Samson D. and Sarah (Stemmons) Talbott, both natives of Kentucky. He was born in this county in 1809, son of Demoval Talbott, of Virginia. Sarah D. was a daughter of Martin and Charlotte (Glasscock) Stemmons. Mr. Bedford removed from the homestead to the place he now owns, after his marriage. He has one child, Dousie P. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.

Source: Perrin, William Henry. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1882.

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