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Jacob BEDFORD
Mary PRENTIS
Husband:  Jacob BEDFORD
Birth:  ca. 1788, Esopus, Ulster Co., NY
Death:  26 Feb 1868, Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Cornelius BEDFORD (1753-1813) of Elizabeth, Essex Co., NJ Stephen3, Stephen2, Stephen1 BEDFORD
Mother:  Catherine WILEY (1754-1829)
Marriage:
Wife:  Mary PRENTIS / PRENTISS / PRENTICE
Birth:  1793
Death:  13 Mar 1835, Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY
Disposition:  buried Bedford Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. CARLEY
Children (is this really their birth order?):
born in NY, probably in Lyme:
1.  Cornelius BEDFORD
2.  Arvilla BEDFORD, b. 1815-20?

born in Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY:
3.  Lorenzo S. BEDFORD, b. 1819/20
4.  Louise BEDFORD, b. 1825-30?
5.  Edwin L. BEDFORD, b. 1829/30
6.  Mary Adelia BEDFORD, b. ca. 1832
7.  (Infant Son) BEDFORD; d. 15 Feb 1835

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 5; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 NY Jefferson Co. Lyme Roll M33-72 p. 441A Ln. 15 Jacob Bedford 000010-10010-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Jacob (b. 1788)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Arvilla?
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Mary (b. 1793)
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 38; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NY Jefferson Co. Lyme Roll M19_92 p. 264 Ln. 18 Jacob Bedford 100 100 100 - 101 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Edwin (b. 1829/30)
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Jacob (b. 1788)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Louise?
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Arvilla?
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1793) 
Where is Lorenzo?  Is he tallied in the wrong age class?

4.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3-4 of 62; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Jefferson Co. Lyme Roll 292 pp. 598-599 Ln. 20 Jacob Bedford 001 100 100 - 011 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Edwin (b. 1829/30)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Jacob (b. 1788)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary (b. ca. 1832)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Louise?
1 person employed in agriculture
There are three other BEDFORDs enumerated in Lyme, one of them is Lorenzo S. BEDFORD (æ 20-30) who is enumerated on Line 6 of this same page.

5.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 74):  Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY, Roll M432_514, p. 389A, 70/70, enumerated 12 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Jacob Bedford 61 M   Farmer 5000 NY
Edwin L  " 20 M       "
Mary A   " 17 F       "
Lorenzo S. BEDFORD (æ 30, b. NY) and his family are enumerated in St. Clair Co., MI.

6.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Jacob BEDFORD (æ 70, b. NY) is living in the Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY (p. 196), with a young family (a married daughter?).

7.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):  not found (as of 17 Jan 2014).

8.  Pioneer Bedford Family (online at the Jefferson County, New York, USGenWeb site).

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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