- Bedford County, Pennsylvania was formed from Cumberland County
by an Act of Assembly on March 9, 1771. After the formation of
Northumberland County (1772), Westmoreland County (1773), Huntingdon
County (1787), Somerset County (1795), Blair County (1846), and
Fulton County (1850), Bedford County was left with her current
boundaries. Due to its unique location,Bedford County over the
decades has been a gateway to places further west.
are from Bedford County, some arriving from Cumberland, Berks,
Bucks, Huntingdon, Lancaster, and York Counties in Pennsylvania;
others from Frederick and Carroll Counties in Maryland. The families
I am researching include the following: AMICK, BORDER, CLABAUGH,
COOPER, DIBERT, FLETCHER, GRUBB, HUGHES, IRONS, KEGARISE, KNEE,
LANEY, McDANIEL, MEANS, MILLS, MUNDWILER, NYCUM, O'NEAL, RICE,
ROBISON, SPARKS, VON STEIN, WEIMER, WALLICK.
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