Introduction: James Tulford is known as a Bedford County gunsmith from a brief entry in the Whiskers' 1983 booklet that seems to reference a tax record.
1800-1810: I did not find a James Tulford or a James Telford in transcripts of the 1800 census or the 1810 census of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
1811: The Whiskers' 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that James Tulford served as a Petit Juror in 1811.
1820: I did not find a James Tulford or a James Telford in a transcript of the 1820 census of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
1826: The 1983 booklet identifies James Tulford as a gunsmith, whitesmith, and coppersmith in the borough of Bedford in 1826, with a value of $200.00. The Whiskers did not include James Tulford in their 1991 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties" or in their 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania". James Tulford is also not included in the 2001 Whisker & Yantz book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties".
Here is the definition of a Whitesmith from Webster's 1874 "A Dictionary of the English Language":
1830: I did not find a James Tulford or a James Telford in Bedford Borough or the Bedford Township portions of the 1830 manuscript census records of Bedford County, Pennsylvania or in transcripts thereof.
1840: I did not find a James Tulford or a James Telford in a transcript of the 1840 census of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
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