John C. Bedford, farmer; P. O. Paris; born in Clintonville Precinct, Jan. 20, 1843, the third child and fourth son born to Archibald M. and Elizabeth (Hawes) Bedford. After the marriage of Archibald Bedford and wife, they located in Clintonville, where the family were born, whose names were Aylette, Ellen E., Thomas A., John C. and Archibald W. The eldest child died in infancy; Ellen married William Bedford, and resides in Boone County, Missouri; Thomas A. died in the Southern army, being a member of the 1st Kentucky Battalion of Mounted Infantry. In the spring of 1846 Archibald M. Bedford located on the Stoner, near his brother George, where he remained until his death, Sept. 17, 1860; after his death, John C. lived with his uncle George until he entered the army, joining John Morgan’s Standard, he and his brother Archie, and fought manfully and did well their duty until the close of the war. In 1865 J. C. moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, and purchased a farm, residing here until 1869, when he returned to this county; in 1870 he purchased the farm he now owns, situated on the Flat Rock Pike; August 18, 1865, married Louisa Huffstetter a native of Nicholas County, daughter of James and Alvira (Sparks) Huffstetter; both were natives of Virginia; J. C. has six children: Frank, Mary, Mattie, Maggie, Elvira and James; his brother Archibald W., was born 1845, Jan. 14; November 1, 1865, he married Henrietta Goff, born in Clark County, daughter of John and Martha (Prewitt) Goff; he has three children: John, Mattie and Caswell, twins; Archie resides in this county.
Source: Perrin, William Henry. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1882.