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From: "Doug Bedinger" <>
Subject: BEDINGER BOWNE Connection
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 11:29:53 -0800

Caroline Bowne Lawrence (Sept 17, 1827 - August 17, 1869) married (August
17, 1847) Henry Bedinger (Sept 16, 1812 - Nov 26, 1859). Henry Bedinger was
the son of Daniel Bedinger (March 27, 1761 - March 17, 1818) and Rachel

By the marriage of Henry Bedinger and Caroline Bowne Lawrence were three
i Mary Bedinger
ii Henry Bedinger
iii Caroline Danske Bedinger

Henry Bedinger was first married (June 5, 1839) to Margaret Elizabeth Rust
(Dec. 29, 1818 - May 21, 1843) daughter of General George Rust and Maria
(Clagett) Marlow.

By the marriage of Henry Bedinger and Margaret Elizabeth /Rust were three
i Virginia Bedinger
ii George Rust Bedinger
iii Margaret Bedinger

The short biography below is from the Biographical Directory of the United
Stats Congress:

Henry Bedinger

West Virginia

"Henry Bedinger, son of the Revolutionary hero, Daniel Bedinger, and Sarah
Rutherford Bedinger, was born at Bedford, near Shepherdstown, West Virginia,
in 1812. After receiving a liberal classical education, he studied law and
practiced his profession in Shepherdstown and in Charles Town. In 1845, he
succeeded his partner and brother-in-law, George Rust, as representative in
Congress and was re-elected for a second term. He was an eloquent speaker,
and an exceptionally able debater, and was called the Eagle of Harpers
Ferry. In 1853, he was appointed charge d'affaires to Denmark, and was later
resident minister. He was instrumental in securing the Skager Rack and
Cattegat Treat, by which Denmark agreed to abolish sound dues. Throughout
his distinguished career as a diplomat, he thought longingly of his home and
his friends in his own country, and it was with great personal satisfaction
that he laid aside his public duties and returned to Shepherdstown. In his
honor the citizens of the town gave a great demonstration, one of the
features of which was a barbecue. Only a short time after he received his
welcome home, he contracted pneumonia and on November 26, 1858, after an
illness of only five days, he died at his home in Shepherdstown."

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