Circa 1845-?
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Circa 1845, Kentucky.

Bedford was still living in Kentucky in 1870. By 1910, she was in Dallas, Texas, and was there through at least 1910. She had six children, two of which, along with her husband, died before 1891.

Bedford’s first work, A Vision and Other Poems, published in 1881, was well received, being re-printed in London and garnering compliments from the likes of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Paul Hamilton Hayne. Her other works include:

  1. Almost Persuaded, Agrippa Said
  2. Let It Shine
  3. Soul’s Gethsemane, The
  4. Soul’s Lament, The