Milton H. Langford

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Ivy Langford, Jr.'s grandfather, John William "Willie" Bedwell traveled with his family on a journey that took hem from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to California. The family kept a diary (copy held by Ivy Langford, Jr.) which exists today. They began their journey on May 1, 1864 with "wagons, yoke of cattle and 6 head of horses". They traveled between 6 to 30 miles a day if the weather allowed it. They arrived in Lakeport, Lake County, California on Sunday, October1, 1864. The Bedwell family has a long, rich history of life in the United States and Mexico.

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