Jebediah Springfield is the founder of Springfield.
There have been many stories about Jebediah. One says that he built Springfield's first hospital out of mud. Another story says that he killed a bear with his bare hands. Another story says that he tamed the town's first buffalo.
There is a statue of him in thw town square.
Quote: "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."
He might be a fraud. In one episode Bart found inconsistencies in the legend of Jebediah. In another episode Lisa found evidence that Jebediah was almost definitely a pirate named Hans Sprungfeld. This would explain why there was no evidence of Jebediah before 1796.

The statue of Jebediah Springfield.