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Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Bedford, Massachusetts, USA? 

Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

The land now within the boundaries of Bedford was first settled by Europeans around 1640. In 1729 it was incorporated from a portion of Concord (about 3/ 5 of Bedford) and a portion of Billerica (about 2/ 5 of Bedford).wikipedia

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Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Bedford House, Bedford, Mass.
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Bedford House, Bedford, Mass.
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Driveway, Llewsac Lodge, Bedford, Mass.
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Driveway, Llewsac Lodge, Bedford, Mass.
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Boston and Maine Station, Bedford, Mass.
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Boston and Maine Station, Bedford, Mass.
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - The Centre
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

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The Bedford Historical Society Presents: A Collector's Guide to Bedford Stories with Lee Yates

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News  1826 - Two barns, a shoemaker's shop, &c. were destroyed by fire in Bedford, Mass. on Wednesday 31st ult. - the fire was occasioned by boys firing at swallows on the barns.
Bangor Weekly Register
Bangor, Maine
June 15, 1826
38. BEDFORD. [Pop. 925. Inc. 1729.]
This town belonged in part to Concord.

The Shawshine has one of its sources in Bedford,...

1848 - Bedford
BEDFORD originally belonged in part to the town of Concord. It was incorporated as a town in 1729....Read MORE...

News  1868 - Walking Match at Bedford, Mass.
Boston, Wednesday, June 17.
A walking match of 100 miles, for a purse of $1,000 and the...Read MORE...

August 4, 1873 - The Middlesex Central Railroad opens its new extension to Bedford and Concord Center amid local celebrations. history/ RRHistory.html
August 31, 1877 - The Billerica & Bedford Railroad, the first two-foot common-carrier narrow gauge railway in America, begins shuttling passengers and freight between these two towns. history/ RRHistory.html
Bedford Massachusetts, 1890
Bedford is a beautiful agricultural town in the central part of Middlesex County, fourteen miles...Read MORE...

Bedford, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Bedford township (town), on the Boston and...Read MORE...

December 31, 1931 - The B&M ends passenger service on the Lexington Branch between North Billerica and Bedford. This 8.63-mile section is kept open for freight, however. history/ RRHistory.html
1962 - The Boston & Maine Railroad abandons the remainder of the Reformatory Branch between Bedford and Concord Center and the section of the Lexington Branch between Bedford Depot and Concord Road in Billerica.
The Town of Bedford buys the two right-of-ways (the portions within town limits) a year later. history/ RRHistory.html

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  John W. CAYWARD (1805, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 4 February 1866, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  George E. COBURN (1833, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 February 1881, Groton, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Czarino CUTLER (1846, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 30 May 1874, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica))

flag  Eliphalet DENSMORE (23 December 1734, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 3 November 1811, Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

flag  Israel HADLEY (1795, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 12 November 1857, Newton, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag  Ebenezer C. HOSMER (1806, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 9 September 1886, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  David LANE (17 March 1733, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Hannah LANE (1790, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 April 1874, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Jonathan LANE (17 March 1734, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Lemuel B. LANE (1838, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 May 1866, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Love LANE (8 January 1729, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Mercy LANE (24 December 1730, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Rebeckah LANE (29 October 1723, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Samuel LANE (11 July 1737, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Susannah LANE (18 January 1736, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )

flag  George Henry PROCTOR (1885, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - , )

flag  Abigail SIMONDS (21 June 1750, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 13 November 1830, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

 flag  William Augustus STEARNS (17 March 1805, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 8 June 1876, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)) gravestone

flag  Eliab L. WILKINS (1834, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 10 January 1874, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Willard WILSON (1795, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 25 July 1886, Hudson, Massachusetts, USA)

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