Bedenbaugh Family Genealogy Forum
Does anyone know what the MM stands for in the BEDENBAUGH listed below and anything about that family? If so, please contact me.
Lafayette County, Mississippi:
Extant and Extinct Towns, Cities, Communities, Landmarks
Located three miles southwest of Harmontown, this section was acquired from an Indian to whom it was patented in 1836.
The place has also been known as Bedenbaugh, with a store and post office being operated by M. M. Bedenbaugh. The post office was named Teckville and was in operation from 1890 until 1908. In 1890 a nearby Indian Mound was demolished by treasure hunters. An old woman came from the Indian Territory claiming to be a descendent of Toby Tubby and that she knew an immense amount of gold had been buried in the mound. Being promised generous rewards, crews of laborers dug into the mound for many days without success. One morning they awoke to find she had gone without paying the workers. Itis thought by some that she found the gold and secretly made away with it; others think she could not face the thought of failure.