BEDINGER, George Michael, (uncle of Henry Bedinger),
a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hanover, York County, Pa., December
10, 1756; attended an English school; moved to Virginia about 1762 and to Kentucky in 1779 and
settled at Boonesborough; adjutant in the expedition against Chillicothe in May 1779; major in the
Battle of Blue Licks, August 19, 1782; major in Drakes Regiment in 1791; major commanding the
Winchester Battalion of Sharpshooters in the St. Clair expedition in 1791; major commanding the
Third Sublegion of the United States Infantry from April 11, 1792, to February 28, 1793; member of
the State house of representatives of the first legislature of Kentucky in 1792; served in the State
senate in 1800 and 1801; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4,
1803-March 3, 1807); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died at Blue Licks Springs, Ky., December 7,
1843; interment in the family cemetery on his farm near Lower Blue Licks Springs, Ky.
BibliographyDandridge, Danske. George Michael Bedinger:
A Kentucky Pioneer. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., printers, 1909.