F. W. Bedford is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and was born June 8
1828. His father, Elias Bedford, was a Colonel in the was of 1812, was twice made a prisoner,
and four times wounded, the last time at Lundy's Lane, by a bayonet stab, after which a silk
handkerchief was thrust into said wound, and he continued to fight. After the war he lived at
Genesee County, N. Y., and married Mary Maria Scott, niece of the late Gen. Scott. He was a
prominent Mason, and belonged to the lodge said to have the dastard William Morgan; he once
ran a flat-boat on the Ohio, and had an interest in the first steamboat that ruffled that river; he was
one of the founders of Lafayette, Ind., where he died thirty years after, and from the remote
effects of the wound at Lundy's Lane. F. W. Bedford was fourteen years old when his father died.
September 15, 1857, at Lafayette, he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John and Sarah Phillips.
Mr. Bedford has a steam power brick and tile manufactory, which turns out 250,000 brick and
200,000 tile annually; he also has a general store in Rensselaer. He is a member of the Odd
Fellows, and is a Republican; he is strictly temperate, a very prominent man in the county, and
foremost in every cause of advancement and general benefit. Mrs. Bedford is a native of Preble
County, Ohio, a member of the Christian Church and a most estimable woman.
Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper & Newton Indiana - Historical and Biographical
F. A. Bettey & Co., Publishers. Chicago: 1883