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THE 



BEMIS HISTORY AND GENEALOGY 



BKING AN ACCOUNT, IN GREATER PART 



DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BEMIS 



OF WATERTOWN, MASS. 



Colonel Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, C. E. M. E. 

Author of "The Drapers in America;" "The Tiffany History and Genealogy;" "The Kelsey History and 
Genealogy;" "The Morgan Memorial ;" The Beste-Cutting Charts; etc., etc. 

Life Member and Founder " Society of Colonial Wars," Memb. " Soc. Sons of the Revolution," Memb. "See. 

Sons of the Amer. Revolution," Memb. "Soc. of the War of 1812," Memb. " New York 

Hist. Soc," Corres. Memb. " Dedham Hist. Soc," Memb. "Military and 

Naval Order Spanish- American War." 



SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
1900. 



■ ---lENEW YORkI 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

205305 

ASTOn, LENOX AND 
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS 

R 1901 L 



Enlcred according to Act of Congress, in the year 1900, by 

T. Waln-Morgan Drater, 

in the office of the Librarian of Congress 

at Washington, D. C. 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

The Stanley-Taylor Co., Pr 
1900. 



Preface. 



iii. 



DIFFERENT 

WAYS OF SPELLING THE NAME. 



Bemish. 




Beamus. 


Bemus. 


Bemis. 




Beeamis. 


Bemes. r> tfi'/ c-»%f'i''i^ 


fiemarr- 


N0 


Beemas. 


Bemas. 


Bemisht. 


n 


Beemus. 


Beemis. 


Beemish. 




Bemass. 


Bemies. 


Beamis. 




Bemiss. 


Beamos. 


Beamas. 




Bemos. 


Beamous. 


Beamiss. 









ABBREVIATIONS. 



b. born, 
d. died, 
m. married, 
s. son. 



Wat. Watertown. 
wid. widow, 
dau. daughter. 



Preface. 



PLACES NAMED AFTER THE FAMILY. 

Bemis, a station of Carroll Co., N. H. on the Portland and Ogdensburg, R. R. 
in the White Mountains, five miles S. E. of Crawford's. Here is Mount Craw- 
ford Post-Office. 

Bcmis Station, in Middlesex Co., Mass., it is on the Watertown Branch of the 
Fitchburg R. R. nine miles W. of Boston. 

Semis Heights, a post hamlet of Saratoga Co., N. Y., in Stillwater township, 
on the west bank of the Hudson river, twenty-four miles N. of Albany. Here 
occurred an engagement between Generals Gates and Burgoyne Sept. 19, 1777. 

Bemis Point, a Post-Office and Summer Resort of Chautauqua Co., N. Y. on 
Chautauqua Lake, 10 miles W. N. W. of Jamestown. Here is a church. 



Preface. v. 

AUTHORITIES CONSUIvTED. 

Under this heading it is proper to say, that over nine hundred Question 
Blanks have been sent out to living members of the family of Bemis, and connec- 
tions, and as these Blanks provided for four generations, and were largely filled out 
from Family Bibles, Church and Town Records, .also by the persons themselves, 
they are considered to be the best of authorities. 

The author personally, and through members of the Family, also through 
County, Town and Church Clerks has acquired copies of all the important records. 
No person or book of which knowledge was had, has been neglected. 

BOOKS. 

Hattons List of Immigrants 1600- 1700. 

Bond's Hist, and Genealogies of Watertown, Mass. 

Draper's Hist, of Spencer, Mass. 

Early Mass. Marriages. 

Whitney Genealogy. 

Upham Genealogy. 

Draper Genealogy. (Drapers in America by T. W-M. Draper.) 

Ancient Woodbury. 

Ancient Windsor ; Stiles. 

Hyde Genealogy ; Walworth. 

Hist, of Worcester County, Mass. 

Hist, of North Brookfield ; Temple. 

Memorial Hist, of Boston, Mass. 

Hist, of Marlborough, N. H. 

Hist, of Washington, N. H. 

Hist, of Antrim, N. H. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. 

N. E. Hist Gen. Register. 

Hi.st. of Swanzey, N. H. 

Records of Connecticut. 

Early Settlers of Connecticut. 

Revolutionary Records and Rolls of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 

Boston Records ; and Vital Statistics. 

Suffolk County, Mass. Records. 

Mass. Colonial Archives. 

Annals of Keene, N. H. 

and many local Town, County and Church Records. 



INTRODUCTORY. 

THE author was desirous of completing, for the benefit of his children, four 
Genealogies, two on his own side, and two on that of his wife, so undertook 
the compiling of the Draper and Bemis Family Histories, the first of which was 
published in 1892, and the second is presented herewith. On his wife's side, the 
Kelsey History is almost finished, and the Gould Genealogy, is in a fair state of 
progress. 

The writer realized, that work of this kind, must necessarily be a labor, 
largely of love, and that he must put aside all hopes of a pecuniary reward, 
because the clientage of those interested in a family History, is necessarily circum- 
scribed. 

The great importance of collating Historical and Genealogical information is 
little understood by the people at large, and it is with the greatest difficulty that 
members of a family are induced to furnish information even, much less to sub- 
scribe for a work of this character. Although every possible effort and means has 
been used, to obtain data, there are many blanks and inaccuracies in this work, 
but they who peruse its pages, will kindly lay the fault at the doors of those, 
who have been negligent and indifferent, and not blame the author. 

Pecuniarly, the author is out of pocket a large sum of money, and the time it 
has been necessary to give to the subject. 

As this is the History and Genealogy of an American Family, it does not 
cross the ocean, and take up tjiuse of the name in England, these forebears are 
left to some English genealogist ; the author feeling that the expense and time, 
necessary to an authentic research on the other side, would be more than he cares 
to attempt. Suffice it to say, that what has been learned of the Bemis's of Eng- 
land, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, is to their credit. 

The Bemis's in America are not a large family, as families go ; but it may be 
said that whatever station in life they have occupied, they have largely fulfilled 
their duty towards their country, their God and their fellow-men. 

THOMAS WALN-MORGAN DRAPER. 
San Francisco, California. 
July I, 1900. 

As the author was about to publish this history and had made all the neces- 
sary arrangements therefor, with the Eudditt Press, of Denver, he was called 
away in command of United States Engineer troops, for service in the Spanish- 



viii. Introdiictoty. 

American War. After the termination of his service, it became necessarj' for him 
to proceed to Alaska and, with that and other delays, it has been impossible to 
publish this genealogy before the present time. The author is quite aware that 
a certain amount of ill-feeling has occurred amongst the family in reference to the 
long delay, but feels sure that, when the circumstances of the case are known, 
and when it is further understood that the subscriptions for this book are far 
below the cost of the same, the aforesaid ill-feeling will give way to a better and 
happier mood. 



HISTORY AND GENEALOGY 

OF THE 

FAMII.Y 

IN AMERICA 

i6 1 9- 1 900. 

1- Joseph Bemis, the founder, and original immigrant of the Family, 
although not all of the name in America can trace back to him, was born in 
England in 1619. He came to Watertown Mass. as early as 1640, or at about 
the date of his majority. He died in Watertown on August 7th, 1684. Whether 
he was previously married or not is impossible to say definitely, but the evidence 
is strongly in favor of his having been, and that his wife Sarah came with him, to 
America and Watertown ; although as their first child Sarah was born in Water- 
town in 1642, Joseph and Sarah may have been married in Watertown in 1641, 
or as the Boston Records note their first child Sarah's birth, they may have been 
married in Boston and their dau. Sarah born there. 

Joseph Bemis was accompanied to Watertown by his sister Mary, and in 
order not to confuse the record, I have deemed it wise to record her marriage and 
descendants first, before entering upon the main Genealogy of Joseph and Sarah's 
descendants. 

Joseph Bemis was elected a Selectman in and for the years 1648 ; 1672 and 
1675, and does not appear to have held other offices. He was a quiet, hard- 
working man, a farmer, and at times a blacksmith, and managed to accumulate 
some property during his life. The Inventory of his Estate was ^'200 40sh. 3d; a 
fair sum for those early days. The will itself, is dated the day of his death, 
Aug 7, 1684; it was proved three months later, on October 7, 1684. His 
widow, who died about 1712, administered on her husband's estate, which was 
divided after her decease on Nov. 18, 1712 ; except those parts which had 
already been given to "Eldest son Joseph and daughter Martha", to the following 
children, viz: Ephraim, Mary, Rebecca and John, the other children not being 
mentioned in the will. 

Mary Bemis, sister of Joseph m. at Watertown Mass. on Mar. 20, 
1644-5 William Hagar fd. Jan 10, 1683-4.) She d. in Dec. 1695, "an 
aged woman." The inventory of William Hagar's Estate, administered by his 
widow Mary, was .^353 14s- 



History of the Beniis Family. 
CHILDREN. 

B. Watertown, Mass. 

1 — I. Mary b. Dec. 25, 1645. Probably d. young, not mentioned 

in her father's will. 

2— II. Ruhamah b. Nov. 20, 1647. m. in Watertown, about 1675 

Joseph Waite, and settled in Marlborough Mass. Their 

Children were: 11 — I. Ruhaviah d. 1714, aged 38 jts. 12 — 

II. William b. 1679. 13 — III. John b & d. 1692. 14 — 
IV. Joseph b. 1695. 

3 — III. Samuel (twin of Ruhamah) b. Nov. 20. 1647. d. Feb. 13, 

1703-4. Admitted a Freeman of Watertown Apr. 18, 1690. 

4 — IV. Hannah b. Nov. 21, 1649, m. Priest. 

5 — V. Sarah b. Sep. 3, 1651. d. Weston, Mass., Mar. 7, 1746. m. 

Mar. 12, 1673-4. Nathanial (b. Watertown, Feb. i, 1646-7, 
d. Weston Mass. Jan. 7, 1732-3) s. of John Whitney (bap. 
Islesworth, Middlesex, Eng. Sep. 14, 1621, d. Wat. Oct. 12, 
1692) and Ruth Reynolds. Their children were: 15 — I. 
Nathanial b. Mar. 5, 1675-6 d. Sep 23, 1730. 16 — II. 
Sarah b. Feb. 12. 1678-9. m. Jan. 5, 1709-10. Jonathan 
Ball. 17— III. Williamh.yi2iy 6, 1683. 18— IV. Samuel hw^. 
July 17, 1687. 19 — V. Hannah bap. Mar. 1688-9: 20 — VI. 
Elizabeth b. Dec 15, 1692. 21 — VII. Grace bap. in Weston, 
Mass. Dec. 3, 1710 aged 10 yrs. d. Mar. 23, 1719-20. 

6 — VI. Susannah b. about 1653-7, m. about 1680. Joseph Grout (b. 

Sudbury, Mass., July 24, 1649) a Cooper of Watertown. 
Their children were: 22 — I. Susanna b. Mar. 31, 1681. 
m. Mar. 23, 1709-10. Zachariah Smith. 23 — II. Joseph b. 
Feb. 6, 1682-3, ™- ill 1717 Mary Rogers. 

7— VII. William b. Feb. 12, 1658-9. d. May 8, 1731. 

■v^ 8 — VIII. Rebecca b. Oct. 28, 1661 m. June 14, 1681. Nathanial 
Healy of Watertown (bap. in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 6, 
1658) Their children were: 24 — I. Rebecca b. May 19, 
1682: 25 — II. Abigailh. Sep. 21, 1683. 

9— IX. Abigail b. about 1663. m. in Watertown Mar. 30, 1687. 
Benjamin Whitney (b. Wat. June 28, 1660 d. there 1736. s. 
of John Whitney (bap. Islesworth Middlesex Engl., Sep. 



History of the Bemis Family. 3 

14, 1621. d.Wat. Oct. 12, 1692.) and Ruth Reynolds. Their 
children were : 26 — I. Abigail b. May 3, 1688. m. Mar. 
18, 1717. Richard Sawtel. 27 — II. Benjamin bap. July 
10, 1698: 28 — III. Ruth bap. July 10, 1698. m. July 7, 
1715. John Bond: 29 — IV. John, b. June 15, 1694: 30 — 
V. Z'aw'a', b. June 16, 1697: 31 — VI. Daniel h.'^vXy, 17, 
1700. (Abigail (9) was said to have been Benjamin Whit- 
ney's 2d wife.) 

X. Mehitable b. about 1665-6 d. Ap. 5, 1691. m. June 20, 1687. 
Nathanial Norcross (b. Dec 18, 1665- d. Dec. i, 1717.) 
Child. 32. Mehitable b. Feb. 4, 1690-1. 



Descendants of Joseph and Sarah Bemis 
OF Watertown, Mass. 

children. 
B. in Watertown, Mass. 

2 — I. Sarah b. Jan 15, 1642-3. (Boston Records say Nov. 15.) m. 

at Watertown Oct. 2, 1694. John Bigelow (b. in Engl, in 
1617. d. Watertown July 14, 1703.) John was a blacksmith. 
He took the oath of fidelity in 1652. Elected Selectman 
1665, 1770-1771. His first wife was Mary Warren (this was 
the first marriage recorded in Watertown,) who d. Oct. 19, 
1 69 1. Sarah Bemis is said to have been his third wife, she 
had no children. His will was dated Jan 4, 1702-3. Proved 
July 28, 1703. Inventory ^627. 12s. 

3 — II. Mary b. Sep 10, 1644 d. before 1730. m. Feb. 16, 1683-4. 

Samuel, (b. Wat. July 23, 1648. d. there, 1730;) s. of John 
Whitney Jr. of Wat. (b. in Engl. 1624 d. Wat. Oct. 12, 
1692.) and Ruth Reynoids of Boston. He was a soldier from 
Watertown or Groton in King Phillip's War. Child. 11 — 
I Mary b. Wat Sep 30, 1689. m. June 7, 17 11. John Fiske 
Jr. (b. May 15, 1687. d. Worcester Nov. 1756.) They had 

a. Mary b. Dec 28, 171 1: m. Nov. 25, 1735. Samuel Hagar : 

b. Abigail b. Nov. 11, 1714. m. June 5, 1734. Stephen 
Sawin : c. John b. June 10, 1716: d. Sarah b. May 14, 17 18: 



History of the Bemis Family. 

e. Jonathan b. June 27, 1729, d. Jan 8, 1781: f. David b. 
June 16, 1734. d. Nov. 23, 1771. 

4 — III. Joseph jr.} 

\ twins b. Oct. 28, 1647. buried Nov. 4, 1647. 

5 — IV. Ephraim ) 

6 — V. Martha b. Mar. 24, 1649. Lived to middle age and d. unm. 

Admitted to the church Feb. 25, 1697-8. by Rev Mr. Angier. 

y — VI. Joseph jr. 2d. b. Dec 12, 1651 d. Westminster, Mass. Aug. 7, 
1684. 

8 — VII. Rebecca b. Apr. 17, 1654. ra. ist at Wat. Apr. 11, 1684. 
John (b. Wat. Feb 25, 1648-9. d. there (gored by a bull) May 
30, 1684. s. of Anthony White (b. Eng. 1607. d. Wat. Mar. 
28, 1686) who embarked from Ipswich Engl, for New Engl, 
in Apr. 1634. and his wife Grace Hall. There were no 
children by this marriage; and Rebecca m. 2d at Wat. Apr. i, 
1686. Thomas (b. Wat. Apr. 20, 1665. d. there Mar. 29, 
17 12.) s. of George and Susannah Harrington of Wat. His 
will was dated Mar. 27, 1712. Proved Apr. 6, 1712. In- 
ventory (Real Estate) Apr. 4, 1712 ^399. Their children 
were: 12 — I. Ebenezer b. June 27, 1687. d. prior to Apr. 8, 
1754. m. Feb. 3, 1707-8. Hepzibah dau. of Peter and Sarah 
Cloyes of Framingham, Mass. They had a. Sarah b. Dec. 8, 
1708. b. Rebecca b. Dec 12, 17 13. c. Thomas b. Nov. 18, 
1715. d. Ebenezer b. Mar. 8, 1716-17. e. Joshua b. Oct. 11, 
1718. m. ist Jan. 11, 1743. Sarah Nurse: m. 2d. Oct. 3, 
1751. Betty Bent : /. Susanna b. Sep. 16, 1720:^. Hep- 
zibah b. Apr. 10, 1722: h. Elias b. Feb. 17, 1724-5: 
7. Phinehas b. Oct. 6, 1728: Ebenezer and his wife went to 
Farmington, Mass to live: 13 — II. Susanna b. Nov. 17, 

1688. m. Wat. May 25, 1710.—;^ . They had: a. Susanna 

b. Mar. 12, 1711-12. b. Joshua bap. June 12, 1715. They 
removed from Wat : 14 — III. Rebecca b. 1690 m. Wat. May 
25, 1714. Simon Taintor (b. Feb 28, 1693-4) of Wat. They 
had : a. Simon b. Apr. 8, 1715. b. Rebecca b. Jan i, 
1716-17. c. Joanna b. Feb 16, 1717-18. d. Susanna b, 
Dec 18, 1720. e. Jonathan b. Aug. 5, 1723: /. Sarah bap. 
Aug I, 1725. 15 — IV. Thomas b. Jan 14, 1691-2 m. ist 
Abigail and settled in Cambridge, Mass ; where she d. 



History of the Bemis Family. 5 

Mar 4, 1717. He removed to Waltham, Mass, and had a 

2d. wife Mary . Children: a. Thomas b. Camb. Sep 

29, 1713. b. Timothy b. Camb. Jan 30, 1715-16. d Dec 8, 
1795. c. Daniel b. Waltham Jan 15, 1720-1 d. Apr. 16, 1763. 
d. Abigail b. Jan. 12, 1726-7. d. 1730; 16 — V. George b. 
Aug. 31, 1695. m. Dec. 5, 1715 Hepzibah Fiske of Camb. 
Farms, (b. Oct. 30, 1713. d. Mar. 26, 1736.) They had : 
a. Hannah b. July 31, 1716. d. (in childbed) Apr 30, 1740. 
m. William Whitney of Weston, Mass: b. Elisha b. Aug. 
27, 1717. d. 1719: c. Abigail b. Oct. 4, 1718: d. Johu b. 
Dec. 14, 1719. c. L,ydia b. Feb. 12, 1720-1. /. Elisha b. 
Nov. 19, 1722: g. Seth b. June 22, 1724. d. young: 
h. Benjamin b. Sep. 29, 1725. d. Dec. 31, 1788 : i. Sarah b. 
Oct. 21, 1727. j. Seth 2d b. Sep. 25, 1728: k. Mary b. 

Feb. 7, 1730: /. Eunice b. Oct. 30, 1733. m. Susanna 

(b. Jan. 9, 1735-6.) 

9 — VIII. Ephraim 2d b. Aug. 25, 1656. Living in 1738 in Wind- 
ham Ct. 

10 — IX. John b. Aug. 1659. d. Oct. 24, 1732. 



7. Joseph Bemis 2d (i. Joseph.) This son of the immigrant, the first to 

arrive at manhood, m. Anna and removed to Westminster, Mass; then 

called Narragansett No. 2. In 1740, his son, probably Philip, " Disposed of all 
right and title to the property of my honored father and mother, Joseph and Anna 
Bemis, to my brother Joseph and sister Mary of Cambridge." (p. 542. Hist, of 
Westminster Mass. by William S. Haywood.) As we know that Joseph's wife 
was Anna, and that he went to Westminster to live, it proves that he was the son 
of Joseph Bemis the immigrant. The records of the towns of Westminster and 
Watertown do not furnish any data of an intervening generation, and the author 
therefor assumes there was none. Joseph Bemis, or Bemish so spelt, was a soldier 
in King Phillips War as evidenced from the following entries in Bodge ' ' Soldiers 
in King Phillips War" p. 176. Joseph Bemish credited under Capt. James 
Oliver, for services Mar. 24, 1675-6. £2. 14s. p. 376. The same soldier received 
£,•2. sio. p. 147. Under a list of the Grantees of Narragansett No. 2. now West- 
minster, Mass, appears Joseph Beames, deceased, claimed by his son Joseph 
Beames. Grant made about Oct. 17, 1733. In 1700, the son of the Narragansett 
settler, Joseph 3d was aided by a contribution "having had his substance con- 
sumed by fire." 



6 History of the Bemis Faintly. 

CHILDREN. 

B. Westminster, Mass. 

17 — I. Joseph b. 

18— II. Mary b. 

19 — III. Phillip b. about 1700. d. after 17S2. 

20 — IV. Thomas b. d. about 1757 in Westminster. 

19. Phillip Bemis (7. Joseph i. Joseph.) m. Nov 21, 1723. Elizabeth 
Lawrence. They settled down in Westminster in 1738, and he was the third 
permanent settler in that town. They had probably previously lived in Cam- 
bridge. Phillip was a plain, substantial and much respected citizen, though he 
held no office. The exact dates of death of his wife and self, are not known, 
though he was living in 1782. He had in his family a waif or orphan boy named 
Daniel Munjoy. 

children. 

B. Cambridge, Mass. 

21 — I. Phillip bap. Nov. 13, 1726. m. Feb. 22, 1749 Lydia Dix of 

Waltham Mass. They had no issue. He resided after his 

majority principally at Cambridge Mass, but at times in 

Westminster. 

William bap. Nov. 13, 1726. d. Weston Mass. Nov. 8, 1801. 

David bap. JviXy 30, 1729. d. Dumerston Vt. 1813. 

Abigail bap. July 25, 1731. prob. d. young. 

Edmund bap. Oct 22, 1732. d. Dec. i, 1807. 

Zaccheus bap. July 25, 1736. d. 1805. 

22. William Bemis. (19 Phillip 7 Joseph i. Joseph.) m. ist, prob. at 
Princeton, Mass in 1755. Regina dau. of Joshua Wilder and Sarah Keys of 
Princeton. He m. 2d Nov. 12, 1772 Abigail Annis (d. Harvard Mass. Dec. 1823 
or Jan 1824.) 

children. 
by I St m. b. Westminster Mass. 

27 — I. William b. July 29, 1756. d. Oct 10, 1764. 

28 — II. Phillip b. Nov. 9, 1757. d. Oct 4, 1764. 



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VI. 



History of the Bonis Family. 7. 

29 — III. Elizabeth b. Apr. 17, 1759. m. at Westminster Nov. 1780 

Jonathan Phillips, and resided in Westminster. 

30— IV. Joshua b. Mar 19, 1761. prob. m. Joannah Frost. (A son of 

his was living at that date.) He was a Revoloutionary soldier, 
enlisting first for three months service for the defense of Bos- 
ton, and again in 1779 for nine months. 

31 — V. Regina b. Jan. 30. d. Mar. 8, 1763. 

32 — VI. William 2d b. Nov. 10, 1764. d. July 25, 1776. 

CHILDREN. 

by 2d m. b. Westminster, Mass. 

33 — VII. Regina 2d b. June, 3, 1773. living in 1801 unm. 

34 — VIII. Stephen b. Sep 10, 1774. d. Harvard Mass. Nov. 11, 1828. 

35 — IX. Annis b. Sep i, 1776. m. Mar. 11, 1794. Joseph Beaman, 
said to have come from Lunenburg. He d. Sep. 182 1. aged 
52 yrs. Most of his family then removed to Antwerp, N. Y. 
Children b. Westminster Mass. 36 — I Joseph b. Feb 5, 
1795. d. Aug. 28, 1838: 37 — II David b. Oct. 21, 1796: 
38 — III. Annis b. Oct 5, 1798: 39 — IV. ha b. June 27, 
1800, m. Keziah Colburn : 40 — V. Abigail b. May ig, 1802. 
d. Sep. 1805 : 41 — VI. Ezra B. b. Mar. 20, 1804. 42 — VII. 
Sophronia b. Dec. 13, 1805: 43 — VIII. Polly b. Apr. i, 
1810 d. July 24, 1813: 44 — IX. Hirmanh. July i, 1812. 
45— X. Abigail P. b. May 14, 1815: 46 — XI. Sarah 
(Anna?) b. July 28, 1820. 

34. Rev. Stephen Bemis. (22 William, 19 Phillip, 7 Joseph, i. Joseph.) 
m. ist at Chicopee, Mass Feb. 13, 1802. Sophronia (d. Sep. 10, 1804.) dau of 
Capt. Phinehas Chapin and Sabina Wright. He m. 2d Apr. 20, 1808 Susanna 
Chapin (d. Oct 5, 1810) He m. 3d. Dec 8, 1811. Mrs. Rejoice (Wetherbee) 
Olds. (d. Jan 29, 1856.) wid. of Dr. Warren Olds. 

The Rev. Stephen Bemis graduated at Dartmouth College in 1798 ; was 
ordained to preach in Harvard Mass June 3, 1802. He was Pastor of the church 
there twelve years, when his health failed and he was obliged to resign and 
relinquish all active pastoral charges and duties. He was largely identified with 
public affairs until his death. 



History of the Bemis Family. 
CHILDREN. 

by ist m. b. Harvard, Mass. 

47 — I. Stephen Chapin b. Nov. 28, 1802 d. Springfield, Mass. Feb. 

12, 1875. 

48 — II. Sophronia b. July 23, 1804. d. Willimansett, Mass Mar. 27, 

1842. m. Deacon John Pendelton of Willimansett (d. July 
27, 1863) Children: b. Willimansett, Mass. 54 — I. Susan 
Sophrotiia b. May i, 1833 d. Chicopee Falls, Mass. Feb. 27, 
1890. m. at Willimansett Mass. Dec. 31, 1868. Ward Edward, 
s. of Levi Allen and Mary Brigham. No issue: 55 — II. 
Jo/i?t Lavib b. Aug 9, 1839. d. Nov 5, 1889. m. at Chicopee 
Falls Oct. 14, 1868. Isabella, Dau. of John Stewart and Mary 
Gay. They had: a. Susan Bell b. July 31, 1869: b. Mary 
Stewart b. Oct 28, 1870: c. John Roswell b. June 9, 1872. 
d. Feb. 25, 1886 : d. Alice Evelina b. Jan 10, 1874 : e. 
Anna Sophronia b. Aug. 21, 1875: /. Charles Bemis b. 
May 21, 1877. 

CHILDREN 

by 2d m. b. Harvard, Mass. 

49 — III. Daniel Chaplin b. May i, 1809 d. Sep. 16, 1828. 

50 — IV. William Lawrence b. Sep. 21, 18 10 d. Stockton, Calf. Apr. 

17, 1S77. m. ist at Tolland Ct. Dec, 27, 1836. Eunice G. 
dau. of Bliss Chapin and Eunice Benton. She d. Mar. 20, 
1846 : He m. 2d at Chicopee Mass. Nov. 8, 1849. Mrs 
Mary Campell (Bayley) Ames, wid. of Nathan P. Ames and 
dau. of Robert Bayley and Abigail Pettingill. No issue by 
either marriage. 

CHILDREN. 

by 3d. m. b. Harvard, Mass, 

51 — V. Lathrop b. Oct. 13, 1812. d. Oct. 2, 1813. 

52 — VI. Abigail b. Dec. 18, 1813. d. Hartford Ct. July 14, 1894. m. 

at Harvard Mass Oct. 10, 1836. George Whitney (b. Har- 
vard Mass. Dec. 26, 1809 (d. Dec 27, 1877.) s. of Capt. Aaron 
Whitney (b. Harvard Mass Nov. 7, 1777. d. there Mar 29, 
1864.) and Sally Flagg of Holden (d. June 9, 1814.) Chil- 



History of the Bends Family. 9 

dren : b. Harvard Mass. 56a — I. Elle7t Maria b. Feb. 10, 

1840. ta. at Springfield Mass Jan 20, 1868. William Edgar, 
s. of William Dickinson and Nancy Maria King. They had : 

a. Ethel b. Hartford, Ct., Dec. 16, 1882 : 56b. — Georgiana 

b. May 27, d. Feb. 15, 1858. 57— II Albert b. Feb. 16, 

1841. m. at Meriden Ct. Sep. i, 1868 Ellen C. Jones. No 
issue: 58 — III. Abbie Emeline b. Springfield Mass. June 4, 
1847. m. there June 9, 1869. Charles Peter Chapin of Boston, 
Mass. They had: a. Mabel Whitney b. Aug. 8, 1877: 
b. Charles Ralph b. June 12, 1879. d. Mar. 5, 1882: c. Carl 
Warren b. Mar 7, 1883. 58a. — IV. George Henry b. July 
15, d. Oct 18, 1837: 58b. — V. George Augustus b. Aug. 9, 
1838. d. Apr. I, 1840. 

53 — VII. Catherine b. Oct. 16, 1817. d. Harvard Mass. Jan 24, 1892. 
m. there Caleb Warner fd. Sep. 19, 1888.) No issue. 

47. Hon. Stephen Chapin Bemis. (34 Stephen. 22 William. 19 Phillip 
7 Joseph I. Joseph.) m. at Chicopee, Mass. Dec. 25, 1828. Julia Emeline (b. 
Chicopee July 11, 1809. living in Feb. 1898.) dau of Otis Skeele (b. in Conn. 
1791. d. Chicopee Apr. i, 1870.) and Kezia Chapin (b. Chicopee 1791. d. there.) 

The Hon Stephen C. Bemis was one of the best known men in Western 
Mass. When fourteen years old, he went to Chicopee Mass, and entered his 
uncle's store, where he showed such ability, that in four years he was made a 
partner ; four years later he bought his uncle's share in the business. He later 
removed to Springfield, Mass., and became the Pioneer Hardware Manufacturer 
of the Connecticut Valley. He early and always, took a lively interest in politics 
and public affairs, holding many positions of Honor and Trust. He was post- 
master of Chicopee in 1830 ; then Tax-Collector in Springfield, Selectman and a 
member of the Legislature. He was nominated for Congress, also candidate for 
the Lieutenant-Governorship. Several times delegate to Democratic National 
Conventions, and Mayor of Springfield in 1861-2. In this last position during 
the early years of the Rebellion, he bent all his energies and patriotism, which 
were great, to the furthering of the National Cause. A "War democrat ", his 
whole soul, mind and heart were for the union. Soon after the expiration of his 
Mayoralty term, his health declined, in consequence of cares and overwork. 

CHILDREN. 

59 — I. Stephen Augustus b. Chicopee Mass. Sep. 27, 1830 



lo History of the Bemis Family. 

60 — II. William Chapliu b. Willimansett Mass. Nov. 16, 1832. 

61 — III. Arthur Irving b. Willimansett, Mass. Jan. 18, 1835. d. Dec. 

2, 1893. 

62 — IV. Julia Emeline b. Feb. 26, 1838. m. at Springfield, Mass. Nov. 

8, i860 Warner Fassett s. of Warner C. Sturtevant, and 
Abigail L,yon. Children: b. Springfield Mass. 67 — I. 
Minnie Abigail b. July 10, 1861. m. at Springfield June 9, 
1886. James Beebe (d. May 13, 1889.) s. of Herman Smith 
and Pamelia Clark. They had : a, Ruth Sturtevant b. 
Springfield Aug. 29, 1888: 68 — II Robert Hamiltoyih. Nov. 

3, 1864. d. Sep. 26, 1865: 69 — III Royal Basset h. ]tLn 2"] 
1868. m. at Springfield Oct. 14, 1891. Jennie Frances dau. of 
Orrin W. Cooke and Harriet Butterfield : They had : a. 
Warner Butterfield b. Springfield Dec. i, 1894: 70 — IV. 
Julia Bemis b. Aug. 12, 1874. 

63 — V. Thomas Otis b. Willimansett Aug. i, 1840. 

64 — VI. Edward Fitzgerald b. Springfield May 4, 1843. d. Mar. 7, 

1844. 

65 — VII. Kate Chapin b. Springfield May 30, 1846. m. there Oct. 23, 

1872. Howard Ashley, s. of James W. Gibbs and Tryphena 
Mann: Children: 71 — I. Ralph Bemis b. Dec. 26, 1875: 
72 — II. Edith b. Dec. 14, 1879. 
66— VIII. Henry Skeele* b. Springfield Oct. 23, 1850 m. Pittsfield, 
Mass. May 21, 1873. Henrietta Susanna (b. Pittsfield Apr. 
25, 1848.) dau. of Patrick Kelly (b. in Engl. d. in Pittsfield) 
and Eliza Kelly (b. in Engl. d. in Pittsfield.) 

59. Stephen Augustus Bemis (47. Stephen C. 34 Stephen 22. William 
19 Phillip. 7. Joseph i. Joseph.) m. ist. at Boston Mass. Feb 8, 1855. Frances 
Ann (d. Oct. 2, 1869.) dau. of Alonzo Burdick and Lucy Ann Lewis. He m. 2d 
at New Bedford, Mass. Oct. 10 1876, Mrs. Theora (White) Collins, wid. of Charles 
M. Collins, and dau. of William G. and Betsy White. 

CHILDREN. 

by I St m. b. Springfield, Mass. 
73 — I. A dau. b. Apr. 17, d. Aug. 2, 1857. 



♦The author is greatly indebted to Mr. Henry Skeele Bemis, for the copions notes and data, bearing on 
this branch of the family, and takes this opportunity to express his appreciation. 



History of the Bemis Family. ii 

74 — II. Lilly Chapin b. Apr. 7, 1859. d. May 26, 1863. 

75 — III. Frank Augustus b. Nov. 29, 1862. m. Cambridge N. Y. Dec. 

31, 1893. Susan Belle, dau. of David C Stroud and Mary 
Harriet Kelly: Child : 77 — I. Edmund Augtistus b. Spring- 
field, Mass Apr. 30, 1894. 

CHILD. 

by 2d. m. 

76 — IV. Florence b. Springfield June 8, 1879. 



60. William Chaplin Bemis. (47 Stephen C. 34. Stephen 22, William 
19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. at Springfield Mass. Dec 25, 1856. Emily 
O. dau. of Aaron D. Rogers and Olive R. Leonard. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Springfield, Mass. 

78 — I. Edwin Leonard b. Nov. 17, 1858. m. Springfield Apr. 14, 

1886. Carrie Alice, dau. of Roger and Calista Vose. Child: 
84. Marion Vose b. Springfield Aug. 24, 1889. 

79 — II. William Stephen b. Nov. 24, i860 d. Mar. 23, 1895. m. at 

Springfield Jan. i, 18S5, Adda E. dau. of Edwin T. Markham 
and Henrietta T. King. Children : b. Springfield 85 — I. 
Emily Eveline b. Apr. 25, 1888 : 86 — II. Aliyie Markham b. 
Dec. II, 1889 : 87 — III. Helen b. Apr. 10, 1892. 

80 — III. Howard Rogers b. Mar. 5, 1867. m. Springfield Jan. 8, 1889. 

Helen Elizabeth, dau. of Silas L. Kenyon and Ella A. Crosby : 
Child. 88. William Chaplin b. Springfield Dec. 1891. 

Harold Belmont b. Sep. 15, d. Dec. 6, 1871. 

Belle b. Nov. i, 1872. d. Feb. 24, 1874. 

Chester Chapin b. Aug. 6, 1879. d. Feb, 11, 1880. 



61. Arthur Irving Bemis. (47. Stephen C. 34, Stephen 22. William 19 
Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. at Springfield Mass. Dec. 19, 1857. Anna 
Eliza, (d. Nov. 16, 1878.) dau. of Thomas Parker and Lucinder Sackett. 



81— 


IV. 


82— 


V. 


83- 


VI. 



92— 


IV. 


93— 


V. 


94— 


VI. 



History of the Bentis Family. 
CHILDREN. 

b. Springfield Mass. 

89 — I. Henry Preston b. June 9, 1859. d. in infancy. 

90 — II. Charles Arthur b. Nov. 3, i860 m. at Springfield Feb. 13, 
1887. Belle M. dau. of William C. Kirby and Laura Taylor: 
Children b. Springfield : 96 — I. Arthur William b. Apr. 24, 
1887. d. Mar. 6, 1888: 97 — II. Eleanor Grace b. Feb. 9, 
1889. 

91 — III. Fred Irving b. Jan 15, 1863. m. at Springfield Oct. 22, 1890. 
Flora Glenn, dau. of Walter Gay and Isabella Ross. Child : 
98. Anna Isabella b. Springfield Feb. 25, 1895. 

Grace Parker b. May 22, 1867. 

Fannie Anna b. Jan i, 1870. 

Maud b. Sep. 19, 1872. m. at Springfield Feb. i, 1893- 
Everett E., s. of Samuel L. and Sophia S. Stone. Child : 99. 
Margaret b. Springfield Oct. 24, 1893. 

95 — VII. Lucinda Sackett b. Aug. 29, 1877. 

63. Thomas Otis Bemis. (47 Stephen C. 34 Stephen. 22 William. 19. 
Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. at Springfield, Mass. Nov. 18, 1863. Sarah 
Ellen (b. Huntington Mass. Feb. 8, 1842.) dau. of Daniel Collins (d. Dec. 31, 
1870.) and Sarah Bascom (d. Mar. 4, 1880.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Springfield, Mass. 

100 — I. Mabel Collins b. Jan. 23, 1867. 

loi — II. Emma Wilcox b. Nov. 8, 1870 m. at Springfield Oct. 18, 
1893. Charles A. s. of Andrew and Nellie G. Blodgett. 

23. David Bemis. (19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. abt. 1751. Mar3^ 
(bap. Mar. 4, 1732-3.) dau. of David Dunster (b. 1700-7 d. 1758-9.) and Mary 
Dickson (b. 1710 d. Apr. 1810.) 

He resided in Westminster, Mass. until 1783, when he sold his Estate to his 
brother Edmund (25) and removed to Dummerston Vt., where he became an active 
and zealous citizen. He was a soldier of the Revoloution. 



History of the Bemis Family. 13 

CHILDREN 
b. Westminster, Mass. 

102 — I. John b. June^3, 1752. d. Dummerston Vt. June 22. 1835. 

103 — II. Abner b. Mar. 28, 1756 m. Westminster, Mass. July 6, 1778. 

■ Catherine Deering. He was a Revoloutionary soldier, serv- 
ing in the«Company of his uncle, Capt. Edmund Bemis at the 
siege of Boston. Later he became a Baptist minister residing 
in Halifax, Vt. 

104 — III. Joseph b. Feb. i, 1758. d. Aug. 16, 1837. m. Jemima Stod- 

dard, ttey lived in Dummerston, Vt. 

105 — IV. L,evi b. May 18, 1760 d. in infancy. 

106 — V. Sarah b. Apr. 8, 1762. m. Paul Dickinson. Resided in Dum- 

merston, Vt. 

107 — VI. Elias b. Aug. 13, 1763. d. in infancy. 

108 — VII. Levi 2d b. July 25, 1765. m. and settled in Dummerston Vt. 

109 — VIII. Elias 2d b. July 15, 1767. d. June 2, 1806. m. Experience 
Kendrick. 

no — IX. Samuel b. Apr 26, 1769. ra. Betsy Bemis. Resided in Dum- 
merston, Vt. 

111— X. Ezra b. Apr. 5, 1 77 1. | Twins. 

112 — XI. Benjamin b. Apr. 5, 1771. I 

m. Olive Baldwin, and resided in Dummerston, Vt. 



102. John Bemis. (23. David. 19. Phillip. 7, Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. ist 
Abigail Stevens ( b. abt. 1762. d. 1789.) He m. 2d Jemima (b. 1765 d. Dum- 
merston Vt. Dec. 3, 1830.) dau. of Rev. David Whipple, the first Baptist Min- 
ister in Vermont (d. 1789 aged 97 yrs.) 

John Bemis was a Revoloutionary soldier. He removed from Dummerston 
to Brattleboro, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

by ist m. b. Brattleboro, Vt. 

113 — I. Benjamin m. Rebecca Dickinson. He enlisted and died in 
the U. S. Army. 



14 History of the Betnis Family. 

114 — II. Abigail m. May I, 1806. Joseph Hildreth jr. Children: 124 — I. 

George: 125 — W.John: 126 — III Arazina. 

115— III. L,ucy m. John Streeter and^ettled in Lisbon N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

by 2d. m. b. Brattleboro, Vt. 

116— IV. John. 

117— V. Daniel W. d. 1867. 

118 — VI. David b. Jan. 19, 1791. d. Brattleboro Sep. 20, 1851 

119 — VII. Stephen H. b. Feb. 2, 1798. d. Dummerston Nov. 22, 1855. 

120 — VIII. William d. 1868. He m. ist Isabella Houghton. He m. 
2d Marinder Willard. He m. 3d Polly Sargent. He had a 
son 126a. William //who died in the Civil War. 

121 — IX. Emeline ni. Dumnerston Vt. Aug. 31, 1812. Nathan Apple 

bee and settled in Littleton, N. H. 

122 — X. Melinda m. David Dudley and lived in Newburry, Vt. 

123 — XL Catherine d. Brattleboro Vt. 1872. m. Dr. Sewell Walker. 



116. John Bemis. (102. John 23. David. 19 Phillip 7. Joseph i. Joseph.) 
m. I St July 5, 1807. Rhoda Bebee. He m. 2d Dolly Pettis. He m. 3d. Patience 



Wright. 



CHILDREN. 

by ist. m. b. Dummerston, Vt. 

127 — I. Roxana m. Charles Butter, and was drowned in the Con- 

necticut river. 

128 — II. John Bradley b. June 17, 1817. d. Westmorland N. H. Aug. 

30, 1866. 



128. John Bradley Bemis. (116. John. 102. John. 23 David. 19. 
Phillip 7. Joseph i. Joseph.) m. Electa (b. Dummerston Vt. Oct. 11, 1817. d. 
Fitchburg, Mass. Mar. 23, 1886.) dau. of Thomas Boyden (b. Dummerston Vt. 
Mar. 6, 1783. d. there Aug. 15, 1823.) and Margaret Laughton (b. Dummerston 
June 7, 1787. d. Westmorland, N. H. Jan. 6, 1879. 



History of the Bonis Family. 15 

CHILDREN. 

b. Dummerston, Vt. 

129 — I. Thomas Boyden b. Feb 25, 1847. 

130 — II. Edward Uvingston b. Mar. 15, 1849. m. Fitchburg, Mass. 

Mar. 16, 1886. Louise M. Witt. 

129. Thomas Boyden Bemis. (128. John B. 116. John. 102. John 23. 
David. 19 Phillip 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. at Keene, N. H. Nov. 9, 1872. 
Stella E. (b. Westmorland N. H. Jan. 15, 1856.) dau. of James M. Cowdrey (b. 
Westmorland Dec. 31, 1826.) and Elmira Bemis (b. Chesterfield N. H. Feb. n, 
1836. d. Westmorland Mar. 26, 1885.) 

Children : 
Stella Electa b. Mar. 24, 1874. d. Aug. 31, 1879. 
John Edward b. July 3, 1876. d. Sep. i, 1879. 
Joseph Thomas b. Aug. 5, 1878. 
Frankie b. Dec. i, d. Dec. 4, 1881. 

117. Daniel W. Bemis. (102. John. 23 David. 19 Phillip. 7. Joseph. 
I Joseph.) m. Melinda Goddard. 

A few years before his death Daniel Bemis removed to Hinsdale, N. H. 

CHILDREN 

b. Brattleboro. Vt. 

135 — I. Melinda. 

136 — II. Anna Orpha. 

137 — III. Sumner. 

118. David Bemis. (102. John. 23 David. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. 
Joseph.) m. at Dummerston Vt. Feb. 13, 1817 Rhoda Sargent, (b. Dummerston 
July 7, 1799. d. there Sep. 14, 1878.) 

children. 
b. Dummerston, Vt. 

138 — I. Erastus b. Oct. 23, 18 17. d. W. Middleton Pa. July 14, 

1866. 



131— 


I. 


132— 


II. 


133— 


III. 


134— 


IV. 



l6 History of the Bemis Family. 

139 — II. Daniel G. b. Oct. 24, 1819 d. Dummerston Jan. 18, 1864. 

140 — III. Samuel Newell b. Apr. 20 1823. 

141 — IV. Horace b. Sep. 1827; d. Hornellsville, N. Y. Jan. 13, 1SS8. 



138. Dr. Erastus Bemis. (118. David. 102. John. 23 David. 19. 
Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. in Washington Co. Pa. Ruth (b. Somerset, 
Pa. Apr. 30, 1819.) dau. of Isaac Mc Cullough (b. Somerset Pa. May 21, 1789. d. 
there Sep. 17, 1S49.) and Margaret McMellin (b. Peters Twship., Wash. Co. Pa. 
Mar. 6, 1790. d. W. Middletown, Pa. Sep. 22, 1864.) 

Dr. Erastus Bemis left Dummerston Vt. at an earlj' age, going to Penns}4- 
vania, where he taught school for a time. Subsequently he studied medicine, 
graduating at the Universitj- of New York in 1S42. After his marriage he set- 
tled in BuSalo, Wash, Co. Penn. practising there for five years. He then 
removed to W. Middletown, Penn, where he resided until his death. He was a 
Whig and an Abolitionist, and took an active part in the 'Underground Railway" 
of which W. Middletown was a station. He was a temperance man and a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church. 

CHILDREN. 

b. W. Middletown, Penn. 

142 — I. James Newell Mc Cullough b. June 20, 1S45. 

143 — II. Da\-id Horace b. June 17, 1852. unm. He attended Wash- 

ington and Jefferson College Penn. for a time and then went 
to, and graduated from Bellevue Medical College, New York in 
1S7S. He practices his profession in W. Middletown, Penn. 



142. Dr. James Newell McCullough Bemis. Ci35- Erastus 118. 
David. 102 John. 23 David. 19 PhiUip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. ist Sep. 20 
1876. Dora S. Chapman (d. July 7, 1877. aged 26 yrs.) He m. 2d. in Hopewell 
Wash. Co. Pa. Sept. 25, 1SS4. Jennie Belle {.b. Buffalo Pa. Apr. 23, 1856.) dau. 
of John Brownlee (b. Chartiers Wash. Co. Pa. Apr. 3, 1807. d. W. Middlet. Pa. 
Jan. 31, 1892.) and Sarah Ellen Logan (b. Taj'lorstown Pa. Mar. 20, 1823.) 

Dr. Bemis attended Washington and Jefferson College, and subsequently 
graduated from the Bellevue ;Medical College New York in 1870. He practices 
in W. Middletown, Penn. 



History of the Bemis Family. 17 

CHILDREN. 

b. W. Middletown, Penn. 
14^ — I. Newton Brownlee b. June 7, 1888 d. Nov. 21, 1891. 

145 — II. Ruth McCullough b. Aug. 16, 1890. 

146 — III. Janet Brownlee b. Aug. 1,1892. 



139. Daniel G. Bemis. (iiS. David. 102. John. 23 David. 19. Phillip 

He m. 2d. Malvina A. 



)I1. 1 . 


juscp 


II. y ill. 13L. -rtiuciiiLia ivi 

CHILDREN. 


147— 


I. 


James Newell. 


148— 


II. 


David. 


149— 


HI. 


Mercy. 


150— 


IV. 


Celia Amanda. 


151— 


V. 


David H. 



140. Samuel Newell Bemis. (iiS. David. 102. John. 23 David. 19. 
Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. Brattleboro, Vt. July i, 1851. Louisa Rosetia 
(b. Dummerston Vt. Jan. i, 1834.) dau. of Charles Miller (b. Dummerston Vt. d. 
Ellington la.) and Elizabeth Boyden (b. Dummerston Vt. d. Ellington, la.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Brattleboro, Vt. 
Charles Newell b. Sep. 18, 1854. d. Nov. i, 1893. 
Francis David, b. Nov. 29, 1858. d. July. 26, 1859. 
Ellen Louise b. Sep. 15, 1861. m. June 28, 1883. James K. 
Morrill. Children : 155 — I. Neivell Edwiyi b. July 27, 1884. 
156 — II. Elizabeth h. 'inly T, 1887: 157 — III. Louise {\.W\n 
of 156) b. July 7, 1887 : i58^IV. James Kendall b. Mar. 
30, 1891. 



152. Charles Newell Bemis. (140 Samuel N. 118. David. 102 John. 
23 David. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. Nov. 26, 1878. Jennie A. 
Sargent. 



152— 


I. 


153— 


II. 


154— 


III. 



l8 History of the Bemis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

159 — I. Louise Alma. b. Mar. 27, 1880 d. Apr. 28, 1881. 

160 — II. Harriet Louise b. Mar. 12, 1888. 

161 — III. Charlema N. b. Apr. 4, 1894. 

119. Stephen H. Bemis. (102. John. 23 David. 19. Phillip. 7. Jo.sepli. 
I. Joseph.) m. Sophia C. (b. Oct. 23, 1802. d. Worcester, Mass. Dec. 27, 1883.) 
dau. of Isaac Daniels. 

CHILDREN. 

162 — I. Barna b. Putney, Vt. Mar. 22, 1828. 

163— IL Warren S. d. Vernon, Vt. Feb. 12, 1881. 

164 — III. Sophia C. b. Dummerston, Vt. d. Westminster, Mass. m. ist 

June 6, 1856. Augustus Nichols. She m. 2d Francis Nichols: 
Children: 167 — I. George C. 168 — II. Frank; 169 — III. 
Edith. 

165 — IV. Cynthia A. b. Dummerston Vt. d. Worcester, Mass. m. Sep. 

8, 1852. George F. Clark: Children: 170— I. Frank O. 
171 — II. Carrie. 

166 — V. Amarilla b. Dummerston, Vt. m. ist. Nov. 3, 1858. Russel 

Fisher. She m. 2d Frederick Nichols. Children by ist m. 

172 — I. Emma: 173 — II. Ida: 174 — III Willis T. By 

2d, m. 175— IV. Al/ie; 176— V. Be/lie: ij-j—Yl. 

Charles G. 

162. Barna Bemls. (119. Stephen H. 102. John. 23 David. 19 Phillip. 
7. Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. at Worcester Mass. Oct. 7, 1852. Mary Adalina (b. 
Boston, Mass. Jan. 27, 1835. d. Oakdale Mass. Jan. 11, 1881.) 
dau. of Gilbert Valentine (b. Hopkinton, Mass. Sep. 11, 1804.) and Mary Tole 
(d. Hammonton, N. J.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Worcester, Mass. 

178 — I. Ida M. b. June 23, 1856. d. Apr. 2, 1861. 

179 — II. Gilbert Clayton b. July 15, 1858 m. ist at Worcester Feb. 15, 

1881. Mamo F. Wittemore (b. Worcester Feb. 7, 1864. d. 
Oakdale, Mass. Oct. 9, 1882.) He m. 2d at Worcester Feb. 
17, 1890 Minnie A. (b. Worcester Oct. 10, 1870.) dau. of 



History of the Bemis Family. 19 

Clarence B. Lawton (b. lyeominster, Mass. d. Worcester June 
16, 1875.) and Mary A. White: Child: lio— Hazel May. b. 
Worcester Oct. 27, 1891. 

163. W.\RREN S. Bemis. (119. Stephen H. 102. John 23 David 19 Phillip 
7. Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. May 9, 1855. Julia M. (b. Wilna N. Y.) dau. ot Jediah 
Ashcroft. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Vernon, Vt. 

181 — I. Melissa b. May 16, 1856 m. at Vernon May 28, 1880. Frank 
B. Clark: Children: 184— I. Herbert S. b. Mar. 9, 1881. 
185— II. Cora B. b. Feb. 14, 1887. 

1S2 — II. Cora S. b. Jan. 22, i860 m. at Vernon Dec. 24, 1884. David 
R. Gale: Child; 186. \Varre71A. b. May 4, 1888. 

183 — III. Frank W. b. Dec. 17, 1867. m. at Worcester, Mass. June 30, 
1894. Mary T. (b. Kilrush, Ire. June 29, 1871.) dau. of 
Thomas T. Powers and Margaret G. Griffin. 

25. Captain Edmund Bemis. (19 Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. ist 
in 1760 Elizabeth (d. about 1777.) perhaps the dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Parker) Rand of Salem and Shrewsbury, Mass. He m. 2d Mrs. Phebe (Mar- 
shall ? ) Strong. 

Captain Bemis commanded a Company at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He 
was a man of standing in Westminster, Mass., was one year Assessor and three 
years Selectman. He settled subsequently in Shrewsbury where he also held 
several offices and positions of trust. 

children. 

b. Westminster, Mass. 

[87 — I. Elijah b. Mar. 10, 1761. A Revoloutionary soldier in the 
last 3'ears of the war. 

188 — II. Abigail b. June 21, 1763. 

189 — III. Edmund b. June 4, 1765. d. Marlborough, N. H. Feb. 11, 

1857- 

190 — IV. Samuel b. Oct. 27, 1768. J ^ • 

191 — V. Deborah b., Oct. 27, 1768. 



Hislory of the Bemis Family. 

192 — VI. Ebenezer b. Sep. 2, 1772. d. Westminster Jan. 2, 1829. m. 

Lucy Graves. 

193 — VII. Sarah b. July 12 1774. d. Westminster Sep 25, 1799- ni. 

Elisha Hall. 

"■+ ■ I Twins b. May 12, 1777. d. in infancy. 

195— IX. ) 



189. Edmund Bemis. (25 Edmund. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph.:. Jo-seph.) 
m. Apr. 6, 1797. Susannah, (d Marlborough, N. H. Jan. 5, 1848.) dau. of 
Peter Graves and Susannah Hagar. They settled first in Pittsburg, Mass; in 
1804 he removed to Troy, N. H. from Westminster, where he bought a farm. 

CHILDREN. 

196 — I. Clarissa b. Westminster Jan. 22, 1801. m. Troy, N. H.July 

18, 182 1. William s. of Zopher Whitcomb (b. Framingham 
Mass. 1781. d. Marlborough, N. H. 1847.) and Mehitable 
Tenney (d. in Marlborough 1832.) 

197 — II. Elijah d. in infancy aet: 2 yrs. 

198— III. Elijah 2d. b. West Westminster 1804. d. Troy, N. H. Nov. 

5, 1852. m. Lucy Butler. 
199^ IV. Susannah d. Dec. 5, 1826. m. William Jackson of Walling- 
ford, Vt. 

200 — V. Jonas b. Feb. 14, 1809 d. Troy, N. H. Mar. 21, 1874. 

201 — VI. Polly m. George W. Brown. Resided in Troy N. H. 

202 — VII. Sumner m. Ann Thompson. Resided in Troy, N. H. 



198. Elijah Bemis. (189. Edmund 25. Edmund 19. Phillip 7. Joseph 
I. Joseph.) m. in 1824 Lucy (b. Troy, N. H. June 3, 1800 d. there June 1880) 
dau. of Joseph Butler (b. Bolton, Ma.ss. June 2, 1767. d. Troy N. H. Mar. 28, 
1844.) and Parna Temple (b. Nov. 22, 1770 d. Troy N. H. May 22, 1832.) 

children. 
b. Troy, N. H. 
203 — I. Edmund b. Sep. 19, 1824. d. June 10, 1892. 



History of the Brmis Family. 21 

204 — II. Caroline b. Jan. 13, 1826. d. May 17, 1849. m. David Rob- 

bins of Winchendon Vt. 

205 — III. Loring b. Apr. 6, 1827. m. Mar. 2, 1854. Ellen Hall of 

Plymouth, Vt. 

206 — IV. Elijah b. Mar. 2, 1829. 

207 — V. Gilbert C. b. June 23, 1830 d. Feb. 4, 1892. m. Oct. 19, 1854 

Ellen Sarah Metcalf. Child: 210 — Charles Gildert h. ]aSrey, 
N. H. Sep. 23, 1864. 

208 — VI. Susannah b. Mar. 30, 1832. d. Oct. i, 1853. m. Apr. i, 1850 

Simeon Merrifield. 

209— VII. Lucy Ann b. Sept. 22, 1835 m. July 4, 1859. Derby of 

Fitz William. 



203. Edmund Bemis. (198. Elijah 189 Edmund 25 Edmund 19 Phillip 
7 Joseph I. Joseph.) m. ist; Aug. 13, 1846. Mary M. Kimball (b. 1827 d. June 
20 1885.) of Rindge, N. H. He m. 2d May 18, 1886 Polly A. Bowen of Rich- 
mond, N. H. 

Mr. Bemis was a shrewd and successful business man. He served as 
Selectman at various times for twenty-five years in Troy N. H. and represented 
the Town in the Legislatures of 1865-6. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Troy, N. H. 

211 — I. George Warren b. Jan 2, 1852 m. Nov. 1883. Cecelia 

Sweezer of New Brunswick Reside in Templeton, Mass. 

212 — II. Marianua b. June 16, 1853. m. Sep. 14, 1871. Henry P. (b. 

Fitzwilliam, N. H. Oct. 27, 1849) s. of Nahum Howe (b. 
Fitzwilliam Nov. 14, 1817. d. there Aug 16, 1873.) and 
Phebe Perley (b. Winchenden, Mass. 18 17. d. Fitzwilliam 
Oct. 16, 1861.) m. Henry P. Howe of Fitzwilliam N. H. 
Children: 215 — I. Alia May b. Mar. 14, d. Sep. i, 1873: 
216 — II. Edmund Betnis b. July 7, 1878 : 217 — III. Perley 
Cliftonh. Jan. i, 1882. d. Jan. 20, 1893: 217 a — IV. Alice 
May b. Oct. 12, d. Nov. 6, 1888. 



History of the Bemis Family. 

213 — III. Emma Jane b. July 21, i860 m. June 29, 1886. Alfred F 

Haskins: Children: 218 — I. Roger Albert b. Aug. 6, 1891 : 
219 — II. Ernest Pearl h. Apr. 4, 1893. 

214— IV. Alice Lillian b. Apr. 11, 1862. m. Apr. 27, 1886. Elmer J. 

Adams: Children: 220 — I. Tracy Addison h. Apr. 3, 1889: 
221 — II. Arnold Bemis b. Jan. 27, 1891. The family reside 
in Jaffray, N. H. 



206. Elijah Bemis. (198 Elijah 189. Edmund 25 Edmund 19 Phillip 7. 
Joseph I. Joseph.) m. at Rindge N. H. June 2, 1852 Susan Hannah (b. Troy 
N. H. Sep. 20, 1830 living Mar. 1898.) dau. of Samuel Mclntyre Kimball (b. 
Natick, Mass. Mar. 28, 1801 d. Rindge N. H. Sep. 10, 1883.) and Melinda Pierce 
(b. Rindge N. H. May 6, 1803. d. there July 6, 1877.) The family reside in 
Rindge, N. H. Mr. Bemis early engaged in the manufacture of woodenware, 
retiring in later years to a farm. He has always been prominent in Municipal 
affairs, filling various town offices for a long series of years. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Rindge, N. H. 

I. George Elijah b. Feb. 13, 1861. m. at Lunenburg, Mass. 
Dec. 25, 1887. Emma Elizabeth (b. Lunenburg Sep. 25, 
1864) dau. of Francis H. Proctor of Lunenburg and Emeliue 
Keys of Weston, Mass. They have no children. Mr. Bemis 
has lived in New York City since 1888, and is the publisher 
of the "Teachers World", a leading educational Magazine. 
Charles Ellsworth b. Feb. 12, d. Apr. 11, 1863. 
Ernest Samuel b. Jan. 27, 1867. d. Oct. 13, 1890. 
Irving Kimball b. Feb. 8, 1873. Lives in Rindge N. H. 



200. Jonas Bemis. (189. Edmund. 25. Edmund, 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. 
Joseph.) m. Marlborough N. H. Aug. 25, 1831. Fanny (b. Sep. 12, 1812. d. 
Marlb. Apr. 26, 1870.) dau. of William Lawerence and Polly Haskell of Marl- 
borough. Mr. Bemis was a most successful farmer. 



223— 


II 


224 — 


III 


225— 


IV 



History of the Bemis Family. 23 

CHILDREN, 
b. Troy N. H. 

226 — I. William L- b. Nov. 2, 1834. m. at Troy Apr. 3, 1861. Mary 

J. Holt. Children: 231— I. Nellie A. b. Dec. 10, 1861. 
232 — II. Henry Leslie b. Jan. 21, 1873. 

227 — II. Warren B. b. Mar. 12, 1839. m. May 20, 1867. Sarah Frances 

Holt of Alabama (b. Apr. 21, 1848.) They have no issue, 
and reside in Cincinnati, O. 

228— III. Mary E. b. Oct. 20, 1840 m. Jan. 11, 1866. Henry C. Almy 

of S. Portsmouth R. I. Children: 233 — I. Frederic War- 
ren b. Oct. 29, 1866: 234 — II. Fayinie Gertrude b. Apr. 28, 
1873- 

229— IV. Frederick W. b. Apr. 28, 1852. d. Oct. 18, 1862. 

230 — V. Frank H. b. May 3, 1857. m. July 20, 1887. Juliette C. Mil- 

ler. They reside in Cincinnati, O. Child: 235. Mary 
Adeline b. July i, 1888. 



26. Zaccheus Bemis. (19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. at Lancas- 
ter, Mass. Feb. 10, 1761. Elizabeth I^yon (d. Westminster Mass. in 1811. They 
settled in Westminster. Mr. Bemis was a Revoloutionary soldier. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Westminster, Mass. 

236 — I. Zaccheus b. 1761 m. Susannah Farnum, and lived in Wind- 

ham, Vt. 

237— II. Polly b. 1762. d. Oilman N. H. Dec. 30, 1825. m. John Cole. 

238 — III. Betsy b. 1764. m. Samuel Taylor, and resided in Fitchburg, 

Mass. 

239 — IV. Phillip b. Apr. 19, 1765. d. June 3, 1844. 

240 — V. Stephen b. Mar. 16, 1768. d. Ashburnham, Mass. July 8, 

1841. 



24 History of the Betnis Family. 

241 — ■ VI. Lydia b. 1771 d. Westminster, Mass. May. 10, 1855. m. ist 
Stephen Sawin ; m. 2d Levi Graves. 

242 — VII. Mercy b. 1774. m. Azariah Fuller, and lived in Fitchburg, 
Mass. 

243 — VIII. William b. Jan. 11, 1777. d. Oct. 8, 1835. 



239. Phillip Bemis. (26 Zaccheus 19 Phillip 7 Joseph i Jo.seph.) m. at 
Dummerston, Vt. May 29, 1790. Sally Pierce (b. Dummerston Aug. 5, 1770 d. 
there about 1830.) 

children. 
b. Dummerston, Vt. 

244 — I. Abigail b. May 14, 1791 d. Jan. 22, 1844. m. Dec. 5, 1822, 

her cousin Stephen Bemis. No issue. 

245 — II. Betsy b. Nov. 9, 1793. d. about 1880 m. Aug. 17, 1819. Levi 

Caryl. Children live in Wisconsin. 

246 — III. Harry b. Aug. 14, 1795. 

247 — IV. Polly b. Mar. 16, 1798. m. Cole. No Issue. Lived in 

Ashland, N. Y. 

248 — V. Aaron b. May 13, 1800 d. Jan. 2, 1890. 

249 — VI. Fanny b. May 20, 1802. 

250 — VII. Phillip b. July 21, 1804. d. Jan. 3, 1844. m. June 25 1827 

Nancy Mason. Child. 256. Phinchas. 

251— VIII. Sarah b. Oct. 22, 1806. d. Sep. 19, 1835 m. Job Knight of 
Dummerston, Vt. No issue. 

252 — IX. Alanson b. Nov. 25, 1808. Has a son at New Fane, Vt. 

253 — X. Philanda b. Aug. 22, 1811. m. ist. Nov. 4, 1830 Lyman 

Reed; m. 2d. Mar. 2, 1848. Benjamin Smith. 

254— XI. Abel D. b. Oct. 7, 1813. d. abt. 1848. 

255— XII. George b. Mar. i, 1816. d. abt. 1865. 



History of the Beniis Family. 25 

246. Harry Bemis. (239. Phillip. 26. Zaccheus. 19, Phillip. 7. Joseph. 
I. Joseph.) m. Feb. 13, 1819. 



CHILDREN. 

257— I. H. C. b. May i, 1823. 

258— II. Sarah. 

259 — III. Belinda; lived in Wisconsin. 

260 — IV. Leonard. 

261— V. Willard b. June 8, 1828. d. Nov. 24, 1875. 

262 — VI. Samuel d. young. 

263— VII. Julia. 



257. H. C. Bemis. (246. Harry 239. Phillip. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip 
7 Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. July 5, 1849. Maria E. Hale. 



CHILDREN. 

264 — I. C. H. b. July 27, 1852, m. Mar. 1879. Lottie E. Harring- 

ton. 

265 — II. Frank W. b. Aug. 24, 1854. m. Sep. 6, 1876. Maria S. 

Eddy. 

266— III. William W. b. Jan. 18, 1857; d. Apr. 10, 1858. 

267 — IV. William W. 2d. b. Apr. 29, 1859. m. Feb. 10, 1885. Martha 

A. Paunce, who d. Mar. 8, 1892. 

268^ V. Minnie A. b. July 3, 1863. M. Apr. 19, 1891. Luther G. 
Eames. 

269 — VI. May A. b. Dec. 16, 1865. d. June 5, 1894. m. Oct. 6, 1891. 

Willliam H. Smith. 

270— VII. Altha A. b. Feb. 5, 1871. 
27i^VIII. Maud A. b. June 15, 1875. 



26 History of the Bemis Family. 

261. WiLivARD Beimis. C246. Harry. 239. Phillip. 26. Zaccheus. 19. 
Phillip 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. Sep. 18, 1867. Semira Thompson. 



CHILDREN. 

272 — I. Archie W. b. Apr. 5, 1869. m. July 2, 1S92. Emma Chase 

(b. May 8, 1869.) 

273 — II. Earnest F. b. Feb. 19, 1872. m. Sep. 23, 1893. Mabel 

White (b. May 8, 1869.) 

274— III. Willard S. b. Nov. 24, 1876. 



248. Aaron Bemis. (239. Phillip. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph. 
I. Joseph.) m. ist Apr. 18, 1S24. Fannie (b. Townsend Vt. May 27, 1801 d. 
Windham Vt. Aug. 5, 1837.) dau. of Benjamin Walden (b. Rehoboth Mass. d. 
Townsend Vt.) and Celia Witherell (d. Townsend Vt. abt. 1861.) He m. 2d 
Mar. II, 1838 Julia (b. Windham, Vt. Oct. 6, 1813. d. Jamaica Vt. Feb. 5, 1876.) 
dau. of Stephen Button (b. Dummerston Vt. Sep. 6, 1782. d. Windham, Vt. 
Aug. 15, 1869.) and Tasena Weatherbee (b. Orange, Mass. 1784. d. Windham 
Vt. July 27, 1858.) 



CHILDREN. 

by ist m. b. Windham Vt. 

275 — I. Charles Walden b. Sep. 16, d. Dec. 8, 1825. 

276 — II. Fanny Elvira b. Oct. 10, 1826 d. Nov. 16, 1850. m. at Wind- 

ham Vt. Jan. I, 1850 William Henry Button (b. 1825 d. Feb. 
7, i860.) Child: 289. Ethelbert b. Nov. 10, 1850 d. Jan. 
1852. 

277 — III. Florinda Adaline b. Aug. 18, 1829. d. May. 21, 1864. m. Jan. 

I, 1852. Oilman B. Brown (b. 19, 1827.) They lived at 

Windham, Vt. 

278 — IV. Henry Pierce b. Apr. 20, d. May 11, 1831. 

279 — V. Welles Aaron b. Feb. 26, 1832. 



History of the Bonis Family. 27 

280— VI. Martha Laurinda b. Feb. 24, 1835. d. Oct. 9, 1858. m. at 
Windham Oct. 18, 1857. David W. French (b. 1834. d. June 
5, 1864.) He was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness, 
during the Rebellion. 



CHILDREN. 

by 2d m. b. Windham, Vt. 

281— VII. William E. b. Dec. 26, 1838. d. Jan. 9, 1839. 

282— VIII. Jane Elizabeth b. Feb. 15, 1840 m. at Windham May 15, 

1864. Eleazar L. (b. Jamaica, Vt. July 25, 1839.) s. of 
Chandler Waterman of Jamaica, and Polly Jones Thayer. 
Children b. Jamaica, Vt. 290— I. Mabel Jjilia b. May. 25, 

1865. m. Nov. 21, 1889. Daniel P. Webster. 291 — II. Hal- 
bert Lee. b. Mar. 4, 1868. m. Oct. 18, 1892. Mary Ellen 
Smith: 292 — III. Huo:h Arthur h. July 11, 1870. 293— IV. 
Ernest James \). Oct. 12, 1877. 294 — V. Ethel Louise (\.w\.r\ 
of 293) b. Oct. 12, 1877. 295— VI. Alice Aland b. Dec. 7, 
1879. 

283— IX. William Whiting b. May 14, 1842. 

284— X. Harriet M. b. Sep. 18, 1844. m. at Windham, Vt. Oct. 22, 

1865 William H. (b Jamaica Vt. Apr. 23, 1841.) s. of Dr. 
Jacob Holton (b. Dummerston, Vt. d. Jamaica, Vt.) and 
Parmelia Knowlton (b. Wardsboro, Vt. d. Jamaica, Vt.) 
Children : b. Jamaica, Vt. 296 — I. Charles Warren b. Jan. 
24, 1867. 297 — II. Grace Luene b. Sep. 28, 1868. m. Oct. 
22, 1892. Edwin D. Washburne of New York City. 298 — 
III. Ellen Frances b. July 4, 1874. 299— IV. Herbert Miles 
b. July I, 1876. 
2S5— XI. Charles S. b. Dec. 23, 1846. d. Oct. 23, 1852. 

286— XII. Ellen R. b. Feb. 20, 1849. d. Dec. 1871 m. at Windham, Oct 
2, 1869. William H. Stowell. 

287— XIII. John Herbert b. Apr. 5, 1S51, m. 2d at Hinsdale, N. H. July 
12, 1883, Isabella Loudon. 

288— XIV. Flora E. b. Sep. 6, 1853 d. May 8, 1854. 



28 History of the Bemis Family. 

279. Welles Aaron Bemis. (248. Aaron 239. Phillip. 26. Zaccheus. 19. 
PLillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. at Oberlin, O. Aug. 26,1858. Francis Maria 
(b. New York Feb. 28, 1834.) dau. of Franklin Belden Hubbard (d. Davenport, 
la. 1865.) 

Mr. Bemis lives at Davenport, la. where he is the General Agent of the Equi- 
table Life Insurance Company of Iowa his only son is the Company's local agent. 
Child 300, Frederick Ponieroy b. Mercer, Penn. Oct. 20, 1861. 



283. William Whiting Bemis. (248. Aaron. 239. Phillip. 26. Zac- 
cheus. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. ist. at TownsendVt. Aug. 4,1869. 
Hannah Agnes, (b. Townsend Jan. 22, 1846. d. Allston, Mass. Jan. 7, 18S4.) 
dau. of Dr. Chase Clarke (b. Rockingham Vt. Dec. 27, 1802; d. Townsend Jan. 
13, 1883.) and Hannah Fiske Ober (b. Apr. 6, 1810 d. Aug. 8, 1887.) Hem. 
2d, Henrietta Burke (b. Concord N. H. Feb. 11, 1861.) dau. of David E. Clarke 
(h. Windham, Oct. ig, 1827.) and Henrietta Sarah Clarke (b. Dec. 29, 1833.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Allston, Mass. 

301 — I. Blanche Agnes b. Dec. 19, 1870. 

302 — II. Alice Clarke b. Oct. 29, 1875. d. Nov. 8, 1893. ) 

i Twins. 

303 — III. Annie Louise b. Oct. 29, 1875 d. Feb. 6, 1877. ) 

304 — IV. Florence Tracy b. Nov. 28, 1878. 



240. Stephen Bemis. (26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph i. Joseph.) 
m. ist. Oct. 25, 1792, Dolly Ross of Fitchburg, Mass (d. about 1794-5.) He m. 
2d, Nov. 17, 1796 Achsah Pollard of Ashburnham, Mass. He resided some time 
at Westminster and then removed to Ashburnham. 







CHILDREN. 




- 


b. Westminster, Mass. 
by ist m. 


305— 


I. 


Sophia m. Thomas Fuller of Fitchburg, Mass 


306— 


II. 


Infant d. 1800. 



History of the Bemis Family. 49 

by 2d m. 

307 — III. Stephen b. June 16, 1797. d. 1800. 

308 — IV. William b. Aug. 22, 1798. d. 1800. 

309 — V. Dolly b. Mar. 6, 1801. d. Dover, Mass. Sep. 1883. m. Arnold 

Dwight, and resided in Dover. 

310 — VI. Hannah b. Nov. 24, 1802. d. Salem, Mass. June 10, 1880. 

m. Samuel Davenport, and resided in Salem. 

311 — VII. Stephen 2d b. Mar. 20, 1804. d. Oregon, III. Mar. i, 1889. 
312 — VIII. Sylvia b. Oct. 20, 1805. d. Feb. 23, 1849. 

313 — IX. Achsah b. May 14, 1807. m. ist Lincoln Hart. m. 2d Bradish 

Baker. Lived in Ashburnham. 

314 — X. Betsy b. Feb. 14, 1809 m. James J. Mills. Resided in Dum- 

barton, N. H. 

315— XI. William P. b. Apr. 6, 1810. d. Salisburj', Ct. Sep. 26, 1866. 

m. Sally Blodgett, and resided in Salisbury. 

316 — XII. Samuel b. Jan. 13, 1812. d. 1878. m. Mary Pettingill. 

Resided in Colorado. 

317 — XIII. Zaccheus b. Jan. i, 1814. d. W. Cambridge, Mass. May 9, 
1849. m. Maria Garfield. Resided in W. Cambridge. 



311. Stephen Bemis. (240. Stephen. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 7. 
Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. ist. Apr. 30, 1837 at Fitchburg, Mass. Mirriam Thurston 
(b. Fitchburg, Mass. July, 14, 1806 ; d. Daysville, O. Jan. 24, 1840.) dau. of 
Simeon Farwell (b. Fitchburg Aug. 15, or Oct. 23, 1776. d. there Aug. 31, 1808.) 
and Hepzibah Farwell (b. Fitchburg Oct. 15, 1771. d. there Oct. 15, 181 1.) He 
m. 2d Apr. 4, 1840 Mary Early Neville (b. May 3, 1813 d. Oregon, 111. July 3, 
1886.) 

Stephen Bemis was one of the Founders of the First Baptist Church of 
Fitchburg, Mass. in 1831, and at the 50th Anniversary he was one of the three 
survivors. He removed to Illinois after his second marriage, and raised wheat in 
the Rock River region, which occupation he continued until his death. 



30 History of the Bemis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

by ist m. b. Fitchburg, Mass. 

318— I. Stephen Allan b. Feb. 6, 1828. 

319 — II. Mary Hepsey b. Dec. 21, 1830. m. at De Kalb, 111. Dec. 25, 

1857. Nathan (b. in Chenango Co. N. Y. May 2, 1834) s. 
of Ransom Latlin : Children: b. Smyrna, N. Y. 327 — I. Sid- 
ney b. Oct. 18, 1858. d. Sep. 22, 1859. 328—11. Claire L. b. 
Jan. 20, i860: 329 — III. /udson Moss b. Feb. 27, 1863. m. 
at Kickapoo, 111. Aug. 15, 1887. Fanny Thomas: 330 — 
IV. Alma Crawfordh. May 22, 1884. d. Apr. 7, 1865. 

320 — III. Judson Moss. b. May 18, 1833. 

by 2d m. b. Nashua, 111. 

321 — IV. Henry Harrison b. Feb. 24, 1841. 

322 — V. Achsa A. b. Oct. 19, 1842: d. Apr. 20, 1843. 

323 — VI. Cassius Clay b. Feb. 5, 1845. d. during the Rebellion. 

324— VII. George M. b. Oct. 18, 1847. 

325— VIII. Clinton J. b. Apr. 2, 1852. 

326 — IX. John E. b. Dec. 9, 1855. m. at Chicago, 111. May 11, 1893 
Rosa Butterfield. 



318. Stephen Allan Bemis. (311. Stephen. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 
7. Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. at Chicago, 111. May 31, 1854. Hannah Jane Thomas. 



children. 

331— I. Fannie Ann b. Sycamore, 111. Oct. 11, 1855. m. at St. Louis, 

Mo. Dec. 24, 1875. Chester ;(b. N. Y. City 1850) s. of 
Charles Welles Simmons (b. Engl. 18 17.) and Emily White 
(b. Engl. d. St. Louis Nov. 1897.) Children: 337 — I. Ches- 
ter Bemis. 338 — II. Ethel: 339 — III. Lois Mirriam: 
340^IV. Emily Rose. 

332 — II. Mirriam Farwell b. Sycamore, 111, Sep. 27, 1857. m. at St. 

Louis, Mo. May 16, 1877. Alonzo Hull. 



History of the Beviis Family. 31 

333 — III. Judson Stephen b. San Francisco, Cal. Mar. 26, 1867. 

334— IV. Mary Sawtelle b. St. Louis Mo. Oct. 7, 1868. m. Oct. 7, 

1897, Thomas J. McLemon. 

335 — V. Alice Ring b. St. Louis Mo. July 16, 1873. m. at St. Louis 

June 8, 1893 Charles Pomeroy Ladd. 

336 — VI. Florence Edson b. St. Louis, Mo. June 6, 1875. 



320. JuDSON Moss Bemis. (311. Stephen. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 
7. Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. at Cambridge, Mass. Nov. 21, 
1866 Alice (b. Ipswich, Mass. Jan. 5, 1845.) dau. of Daniel 
Cogswell (b. Ip.swich, Mass. Aug. 31, 1792. d. there Mar. 21, 
1863.) and Mercy Davis Randall (b. Portland Me. 1808 d. at 
Ipswich Aug. 14, 1849.) 

At the age of fifteen Mr, Bemis went to Chicago, after three years he re- 
moved to St. Louis, and a couple of years later began business for himself, manu- 
facturing flour sacks. The demands of business called him to Boston in 1870, 
where he remained, taking his brother into partnership. 



CHILDREN. 

341 — I. Judson Cogswell b. St. Louis, Mo. Dec. 8, 1867. d. there 

May 10, 1885. 

342 — II. Albert Far well b. Boston, Mass. Nov. 11, 1870. 

343 — III. Lucy Gardner b. Newton, Mass. Oct. 14, 1872. d. there Jan. 

26, 1877. 

344 — IV. Maude b. Newton, Mass. June 30, 1874. 

345— V. Alice b. Newton, Mass. Oct. 1877. 



321. Henry Harrison Bemis. (311. Stephen. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 
7. Joseph. I.Joseph.) m. at Daysville, 111. Dec. 25, 1867. Lucy Ann (b. Days- 
ville. 111. Apr. 25, 1844.) dau. of Lyman A. Reed. (b. Dec. 25, 1809 d. Daysville, 
111. Jan. 8, 1866.) and Mehitable Clark (b. Apr. 24, 1814. d. Nashua, 111. Apr. 28, 
1886.) 



32 History of the Bemis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Nashua, 111. 

346— I. Bertie Bee b. Oct. 12, 1869.111. Oregon, 111. June 17, 1896. 

Hattie Elizabeth (b. Oregon, III. Sept. 19, 1871.) dau. of 
Daniel Webb Peck (b. New Bedford Mass. d. St. Louis Mo. 
Feb. 26, 1879.) and Amanda J. Wooley (b. Dec. 30. 1837.) 

347— II. Ivulu Belle b. Oct. 28, 1871. m. at Rockford, 111. Sep. 29, 

1S92. Jenkin E. Rees: Child. 348 Orva. b. Chicago, 111. Apr. 
14, 1894. 348 a Henry Eldcti b. Chicago Dec. 14, 1896. 



325. Clinton J. Bemis (311. Stephen. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 7. Joseph. 
I. Joseph.) m. at Daysville.Ill. Jan. 25, 1875. Ida A. Hardesty. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Nashua, 111. 

349 — I. Mary Olive b. Nov. 10, 1875. 

350 — II. William C. b. Sept. 10, 1877. 

351 — III. Nellie b. June 25, 1882. 

352 — IV. Hattie Alice b. Apr. 13, 1884. 

353— V. Early b. Dec. 18, 1886. 

354— VI. Joseph C. b. Feb. 6, 1888. 

355— VII. Almida b. Oct. 15, 1890. 



243. William Bemis. (26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip 7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. 
at Westminster, Mass. Nov, 28, 1799. Hannah (b. Westminster Nov. 17,1781. 
d. Ashburnham, Mass. Apr. 12, 1861.) dau. of John Darby and Hannah Gerry. 

Mr. Bemis was a blacksmith in Westminster, Mass. After his death, the 
family removed to Ashburnham. 



History of the Bemis Family. 33 

CHILDREN. 

b. Westminster, Mass. 

356 — I. Reuben b. Jan. 22, i8oi. He led a wandering life and was 

killed by the Indians about 1840. 

357 — II. William b. Apr. 3, 1803. d. Aug. 28, 1805. 

358 — III. Ivovetta b. Sep. 30, 1805. d. Ashburnham June 25, 1890. m. 

Brigham Wallace. 

359 — IV. William 2d b. Jan. 2, 1808 d. Ashburnham Mar. 23, 1881. 

m. at Fitzwilliam N. H. Apr. 14, 1836. Elizabeth Beard, (d. 
Ashburnham Apr. 29, 1879.) They settled in Ashburnham. 

360 — V. Joseph D. b. Jan. 23, 1810 d. July 4, 1820. 

361— VI. Hannah b. July 8, 1812. d. Milford N. H. June 11, 1886. m. 

Nov. 29, 1832 Alvin Kendall (d. Ashburnham Feb. 8, 1849.) 
They lived in Ashburnham. 

362 — VII. Charles Russell b. Dec. 5, 1814. d. Mar. 11, 1S90 

363 — VIII. Nancy b. May 5, 1817. d. Dec. 10, 1864. m. May 7, 1839 
Colonel Francis J. Barret (d. Oct. 10, 1851.) of Ashburnham. 

364— IX. John b. Dec. 28, 1819. d. N. Y. City Jan. 26, 1879. m. Dec. 

19, 1844 Lucy R. Sawtelle. They live in New York City. 

365 — X. Ruth D. b. Oct. 18, 1822. d. Ashburnham Nov. 21, 1892. 

m. June 24, 1843 Charles F. Johnson. They lived at Ash- 
burnham. 

366— XI. Joseph M. b. Apr. 18, 1824. d. Dec. 18, 1830. 



362. Charles Russei. Bemis. (243. William. 26. Zaccheus. 19. Phillip. 
7. Joseph. I. Joseph.) m. at Jaifray, N. H. July 21, 1839 Elmira (b. Marl- 
borough, N. H. Jan 9, 1818. d. there Apr. 7, 1880.) dau. of Etheel Parmenter (b. 
Marlb. Jan. 4, 1793. d. there Nov. 3, 1829.) and Rebecca Baker (b. Marlb. July 
14, 1795. d. there Nov. 10, 1841.) 

His early years were spent in Westminster, from there he moved to Ashburn- 
ham, in 1838. to Jafifray N. H. Sub.sequently the family lived in Troy and Marl- 
borough N. H. 



34 History of the Bemis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

367 — I. Ellen Rebecca b. Troy, N. H. May 15, 1841. Resides 

unmarried in Marlb. 

368— II. Charles Austin b. Marlb. Jan. 28, 1848. m. at Whately, Mas.s. 

Jan. I, 1881. Mary Lestina (b. Nelson N. H. May 10, 1856.) 
dau. of Washington Phillips (b. Feb. 7, 1826.) and Eliza 
Ellen Day (b. Nelson N. H. Sep. 5, 1827.) 

Mr. Bemis is the well known author of the History of Marlborough, N. H., 
and the author is indebted to him for many notes on this branch of the Bemis 
family: Children: b Marlborough, N. H. 369 — I. Nellie Elmira b. Feb. 16, 
1882: 370 — II. William Rufus b. May 18, 1883: 371— III. Harry Waltonh. 
Feb. 18, 1888: 372— IV. Etta A/ay h. Feb. 6, 1890. 



20. Thomas Bemis. (7. Joseph, i. Joseph.) m. Anna (d. Westmin- 
ster, Mass. in 1788, aged 100 yrs.) They settled about 1738 in Westminster. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Westminster, Mass. 

373 — I. Anna b. Apr. 22, 1741 d. Feb. 26, 1832. m. John Estabrook 

and settled in Westminster. She is said to have been the 
first female child born in that town. 

374 — II. Thomas m. Sep. 3, 1787 Lucy Green (b. Westminster d. there 

Sep. 13, 1824.) He was a blacksmith. Served in the 
Revoloutionary War. Children b. Westminster : 375 — I. 
Daniel b. 1788. m. Polly Sawin. They removed to Chester- 
field, N. H. in 1812, where he died : 376 — II. Pearsonh. 
1790 d. Bellingham, Mass. 1833. m. Betsy Jackson. 377 — 
III. Polly b. 1792 d. May 16, 1845 m. ist Henry 
Dunster, she m. 2d William Lewis: 378 — IV. Betsy h. 1794. 
d. 1800: 379 — V. Reubcnh. 1797. d. Apr. 1811. 



9. Ephraim Bemis. (i. Joseph.) m. Elizabeth- 



They .settled in Watertown, Ma.ss, where the births of four of their children 
are recorded; there were probably several others, but as the family removed sub- 
sequently to Windham and Hampton, in Windham County, Conn., the younger 



History of the Beiiiis Family. 35 

children were probably born in the latter places of settlement. The Records of 
Watertown give very meager accounts of this branch. 

Ephraim Bemis was a private in Capt. Joseph Sylls Company, in King Phil- 
lips War, and, (see Vol. 43, p. 263. N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg.) received for his ser- 
vices in that campaign on Dec. 20, 1675. ^3. 8sh. 4d. and on June 24, 1676. ^3. 
sh. 5. on Aug. 24, 1676. ^3. sh. 5. In Bodges "Soldiers in King Phillip's War" 
p. 360 he is named as of the garrison of Groton two of the above payments are 
mentioned as well as an additional one on Jan. 25, 1675-6 of sh. 12 on p. 376. 
He and Joseph Bemis are mentioned as soldiers from Watertown, giving the 
amounts paid them. In a list of Grantees of Narragansett Twship No. 4, con- 
firmed by the Court Jan. 13, 1738, Ephraim Bemis received his assignment for 
services in King Phillip's War. He is mentioned as being then alive at Wind- 
ham, Ct. This Twship No. 4, is now Greenwich, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

380— I. Elizabeth bap. Watertown 1687. m. there June 7, 1702. 
Jonathan, of Watertown Farms (Weston) (b. May 22, 1679- 
80 d. 1745.) s. of Joshua Bigelow (b. Wat. Nov. 5, 1655. d. 
Westminster, Mass. Feb. 21, 1745.) and Elizabeth Flagg. (b. 
Wat. Mar. 22, 1654-5 d. there Aug. 9, 1729.) Joshua Big- 
elow was wounded in King Phillip's War, and received 
therefore a grant of land in Worcester; Children: 387 — I. 
Jonathan b. Jan. 11, 1707 of Westminster m. June 14, 1730 
Mary Snow of Lancaster, Mass. 388 — II. Beyijavun b. Dec. 
3, 1709 m. ist, Feb. i, 1734. Mindwell Coolidge (b. Jan. 17, 
1715-16 d. s. p. in childbed Feb. 17, 1734.) He m. 2d Oct. 

16, 1735 Love Wood, by whom he had: a Benjamin b. Jan. 
25, d. Jan. 28, 1734. b. Mindwell b. July 10, 1736. d. Nov. 
1739: c. Benjamin 2d b. Dec. 23, 1737. d. Oct. 1739. d. Mary 
b. May 31. d. Oct. 1739. e. Solomon b. Sep. 23, 1741. /. 

Sarah (a twin) bap. 7, 1743, the other twin d. soon after 

birth. 389. — III. Elisabeth bap. Aug. 16, 1713. d. July 
1 75 1, m. Apr. 2, 1741 Daniel Smith (b. Weston, Mass Nov. 
10, 171 1?) after her death hem. 2d Feb. 6, 1752, Deborah 
Warren. By first m. there were (all b. Weston, Mass.) a 
Elizabeth b. Nov. 16, 1741 d. young: b. Asa b. Feb. 21, 
1742-3. c. Elizabeth 2d b. Apr. 26, 1745: d. Abigail b. Mar. 

17, 1747: 390 — IV. Sarah b. July 26, 1719. d. Nov. 22, 
1739. 391 — V. James b. May 17, 1722. 



381- 


11. 


382- 


III. 


383- 


IV. 



384- 


V. 


385- 


VI. 


386— 


VII. 



36 History of the Bemis Family. 

Sarah bap. Wat. 1687. 

Rebecca b. Wat. Jan. 16, 1684-5. 

Abigail b. Wat. Jan. 10, 1686-7 ™- there Sep. 16, 1708, 

Stephen (b. Weston Oct. 1683.) s. of Joseph and Martha 

Pierce of Richmond. She was admitted to the church Apr. 

17, 1715. and dismis.sed to Windham, Canada Feb. 5, 1732-3. 

Children: 392 — I. Martha b. Mar. 29, 1709: 393 — II. Stf- 

pJien b. Dec. 8, 171 1: 394 — III Isaac b. Apr. 16, 1713: 395 

— IV. Timothy b. Oct. 8, 17 16: 396 — V. James b. July 9, 

1719: 397 — VI. Lydia b. Apr. 10, 1726: 398 — VII. Hul- 

dah bap. June 2, 1728: 399 — VIII. Elizabeth bap. Jul\- 18, 

1731- 

Daniel 

James. 

Ephraim. 

The author has been entirelj^ unsuccessful in obtaining absolute proof of the 
parentage of 384, 385 and 386, but is fully convinced that they were the sons of 
Ephraim (9) and Elizabeth who were born in Watertown. All accounts agree 
that the Windham County Conn. Bemis's were from Watertown, and both Records 
agree that the Windham and Hampton Bemis's were from there; and, as the date 
perfectly agree, of removal and settlement, it is a fair and honest assumption that 
the line of descent is correct. 

Of James (385) there is a Windham Record, that on Jan. 29, 1731. Nathanial 
Bemis and his wife Abigail Hovey were summoned before the church to testify 
against James Bemis for " hard drinking." 



384. Daniel Bemis (9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) m. Ruth . She was 

admitted to the church in Hampton, Conn. Nov. 17, 1723. There was a lawsuit 
in the Mid. C. C. P. in 17 14. vs. Daniel Bemis of Wat. and another suit in 17 18, 
viz. Samuel Barnard of Wat. versus Daniel Bemis of Windham " since" of Wat. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Hampton, Conn. 

400 — I. Chileab b. Nov. 17. 1723. 

401 — II. Abigail b. June 26, 1724. 



History of the Bemis Family. 37 



402 — III. James bap. Feb. 26, 1727. 

403 — IV. Jonas bap. Feb 26, 1727. 



386. Ephraim Bemis. (9. Epbraim. i Joseph. j m. Oct. 1736. Lydia 
Thomas. 

There is not much to be said of Ephraim Bemis, because little is known. 
He resided in Ashford, and the church records of that town state; " at one time 
(1728) in Ashford Church, discipline was so strict, yet with all this, when it was 
put to a vote of the Association, whether Ephraim Bemis was guilty of a confess- 
able fault in selling strong liquor, in small quantities, on a certain occasion, the 
church decided in the negative." 

The rigid church party in Ashford were very bitter against the Baptists and 
Separatists, and the preaching of Solomon Paine was especially obnoxious, so 
that on Feb. 15, 1745, Justice Tiffany gave a warrant to Constable Ephraim 
Bemis to arrest Paine, who resisted; whereupon he was forcibly placed on a 
horse and conducted to the Justices, where he was properly rebuked, and appar- 
ently dismissed. Constable Bemis and his assistants had been very forbearing 
and gentle with the Exhorter Paine, but in spite of that, they were themselves 
indicted for riot, but on trial, declared not guilty, yet had the costs to pay, which 
later were also remitted. 

Ephraim Bemis was baptized, as an adult, at the same time as his son 
James, namely Sept. 29, 1737. 

CHILDREN. 



404 — I. James b. Ashford Aug. 6, i']Zl- 

405 — II. Jotham b. Ashford 1738 d. 1786. 

406 — III. Mary b. in Windham Co. May 15, 1739. 

405. Jotham Bemis. (386. Ephraim. g. Ephraim i. Joseph.) (This Branch 
of the family write the name Bemus, substituting the ti for the // and I shall 
write the name as they do whilst treating of them, although believing it to be a 
corruption of the name, just as I believe that the name originally in England was 
Bemish. Author's Note.) 

For the data on this Branch, I am almost wholly indebted to Captain 
Daniel Hazeltine Post of Jamestown, N. Y., who being a descendant himself 
took a great interest in the matter ; In June 1894, he published a most 
interesting genealogical pamphlet entitled "Jotham Bemus of Bemus Heights ; " 



38 History of the Deniis Family. 

and which with Capt. Post's permission I make the basis of what follows, 
as to the descendants of Jotham Benius. 

Considerable interest naturally attaches to the family which owned and 
occupied the ground chosen by General Gates, on the advice of Count Kosciusko, 
for the American defensive works against Burgoyne's onward march in 1777 ; in 
view of the fact that the family name became forever associated with the impor- 
tant battles fought in the vicinity, and that members of the family took part in 
them upon the American side, literally defending their home and fireside. 

At the time above referred to, Jotham Bemus, his wife and six children were 
living on the west bank of the Hudson river, about four miles north of the village 
of Stillwater. He was a farmer energetic and enterprising, engaged in buying 
cattle and in other traffic, and evidently a man in easy circumstances. He kept 
the only Tavern of any note between Albany and Fort Edward, as I^ossing relates 
in his " Field Book of the Revoloution " Vol. I. p. 45. According to the English 
M.S.S. in the N. Y. State Library p. 827. he was in 1774 a Justice of the Peace. 

He was born about 1738, and at the time of the Burgoyne campaign about 
40 years old. He is described as of stout build and of a vigorous and determined 
character. From Charles Neilsou's account of Burgoyne's campaign, published 
in 1844 p. 289. he states that Bemus's house was the only frame dwelling in- 
cluded within the military operations at the Heights, it being on the road from 
Albany to Whitehall. 

At the time of the Battle of Saratoga, Sep. 19, 1777, the family had been 
residents of the vicinity for at least seventeen years, for the Calendar of Land 
Papers, N. Y. State Library 164. Sept. 9, 1763. p. 325. records, that in 1760, the 
families of Bemus, Griffith and Park, were occupying land in this region. 

In the Battles occurring near the Heights, Jotham Bemus and three of his 
sons undoubtedly took part. This has always been a family tradition and much 
evidence exists to prove its truth. William Marvin of North East Pa., a descend- 
ant of Jotham Bemus, writes (in 1894) t^iat he has heard William Bemus, son of 
Jotham senior, relate his army experiences. Jotham Bemus jr., the first child of 
Jotham sen., certainly was in the American Army as shown by the Archives of 
New York Vol. L p. 250 viz : 

"Bemus Jotham, Corpl. Rhode Island Regt., Jeremiah Olney, Lt. Col. Com- 
manding, enlisted in Col. Van Schaick's for i year '76. 

Served 6 yrs. i month, 10 days. Discharged by General Washington Jan. 15, 
1783. A. P. 17-62. Town of Saratoga, badge of merit. " 

William Bemus, the second child of Jotham Bemus, sen. was a member ot 
Captain Ephraim Wood worths Company, the 4th in the 13th Regiment, Saratoga 
District, commanded by Colonel van Veghten, who was on Genrl. Gates staff. 



History of the Bends Family. 



39 



Captain Woodworth was a neighbor of the Bemus's, his house about half a mile 
back of theirs being used by Genrl. Gates as headquarters, after he left the Bemus 
house. Col. Johu McCrea at one time commanded the Saratoga Regiment, the 
tragic fate of whose sister Jane McCrea, formed a leading incident of the Bur- 
goyne campaign. See N. Y. Archives Vol. I. p. p. 271 and 322. 

That the third son, John, also took part in the struggle is evident from the 
following extract from his obituary notice published in the Saratoga Sentinel 
Sept. 15, 1829. "Though young he was in the American service at the capture 
of Burgoyne, as a teamster. " 

The home of Jotham Bemus was u.sed as Headquarters by Genrl. Gates for a 
time. With the extension of the American fortifications after the first battle, 
Genrl. Gates moved on to the Heights and into Captain Ephraim Woodworth's 
house. Genrl. Lincoln, after the battle of the 19th used the Bemus house as head- 
quarters. The fate of the house is established by a letter from the Rev. S. Hawley 
Adams of Jamestown, N. Y. printed in Stones " Burgoyne Ballads," in which he 
says: "My grandmother, Salley Bemus Crawford, (daughter of Jotham Bemus 
Sen.) was born at Bemus Heights May 1768. * * * she has spent hours in telling 
me of Burgoyne and his army, which she saw ; " of the burning of her father's 
house by the British, and of the sufferings of the family for a time, while they 
were wintering in a barn — Burgoyne having destroyed all their buildings and 
crops." Though no mention of the destruction of the hou.se appears in any of 
the accounts of the battles, it is evident that it was burned in some foray of the 
enemy after it had been abandoned by Genrls. Gates and Lincoln as headquarters. 
It was on the extreme flank of the American lines, and probably more or less 
unprotected after the first days of fighting, the troops being massed at some dis- 
tance from the river, near Fort Neilson. 

The site of the Bemus house is now marked by a stone tablet bearing the fol- 
lowing inscription : 



SARATOGA, 1777 



The Site of 

BEMUS'S TAVERN 



THE GIFT OF 

Giles B. Slocum 



40 History of the Beinis Fa»uly. 

The Bemus Heights Farm is now the property' of the Hon. James B. Jermain 
of Albany, N. Y. 

Jotham Bemus, Sen. who was born about 1738, died, it is believed about 
1786, at the age of 48 years. This date is thought too early by some of the 
family. His first wife was Tryphena Moore, who was of Scotch descent. She was 
a woman of much refinement and culture. His 2d wife's name is unknown. 

In an old Family Bible in possession of some of the descendants, at Bemus 
Point, Chant Co., N. Y. is the following list of: 

CHILDREN BY ISt M. 

all b. at Bemus Heights. 
407 — I. Jotham-»-No sons, 4 daughters. 

40S— H. William b. Feb. 25, 1762. d. Bemus Point, Chant Co., N. Y. 
Jan. 2, 1830. 

409— III. John b. 1763. d. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Sept. 8, 1829. mar- 

ried, but left no children. His wife d. before him. 

410— IV. Sally b. May 6, 1768. d. Evansville Ind. June 8, 1865. m. 

Mar. 22, 1789. Daniel Crawford of Saratoga Springs, (b. 
Pound Ridge N. Y. Jan. 14, 1764. d. Saratoga Sps. N. Y. 
Oct. 23, 1839.) and is buried at the latter place beside her 
husband. She was a woman of great vitality, courage and 
energy, and a life-long member of the Baptist Church. He^ 
husband Daniel Crawford was for many years proprietor of 
" Highland Hall", situated in the southern part of the village 
of Saratoga Springs. Their children were: 413 — I. Mary 
b. Dec. 16, 1789. d. 1832. m. Darius Davis of Saratoga 
Springs and had thirteen children. 414 — II. Jotham b. 
June 7, 1792. d. Saratoga Springs July 23, 1872. m. Electa 
Jarvis and had eleven children. 415 — III. John b. Nov. 
7, 1798. d. Goldsboro N. C. 1847. m. Louisa Harris and 
had five children. He went south as a young man to teach 
and was so doing at Goldsboro when he died. 416 — IV. 
Tryphe7ia b. Nov. 30, 1800. d. in Hancock Co. 111. 1871. she 
m. ist, Alvah Ostraneler who died in 1826 and in 1831 she m. 
2d, Marvin Holden of Elmira, N. Y. One child by the first, 
and three by the 2d marriage: 417— V. Betsy h. Nov. 23, 
1803. d. Saratoga Springs 1861. She m. John Andrus and 



History of the Beiiiis Family. 4i 

bad three children. 418 — VI. Margaret b. Jan. 2, 1806. d. 
Groton N. Y. 1889 where she and her 2d husband are buried. 
She m. ist, Samuel Hawley of Rochester, N. Y. who d. in 
1 841; and in 1845 she m. 2d, Rev. Augustus Pomeroy a 
Presbyterian clergyman, who after their marriage held 
charges at Fredonia, N. Y. Ashtabula, O. and Groton, N. Y. 
She had no children. 419 — VII. Sarahh. Dec. 10. 1808 d. 
Chicago, 111. Aug. 12, 187S. m. Jan. i, 1834. Grant Adams 
(b. Lowell, N. Y. June ro, 1812. d. Rockford, 111. Aug. 12, 
1866.) s. of Park Adams (b. Groton Conn. July, 30, 1772. d. 
near Lowell, N. Y. July 13, i860.) and Rhodema Howard (b. 
Stephentown, N. Y. Mar. 10, 1779. d. Hannibal, N. Y. Oct. 
1841.) They had one child the Rev. Samuel Hawley Adams 
now (,1895) pastor of the ist Congregational church at James- 
town, N. Y. b. Lowell, N. Y. Nov. 2, 1841 and who m. ist, 
Adelaide Grimwell at Mexico, N. Y. Nov. 19, 1864. She was 
b. Paris, N. Y. May 29, 1840 d. Chicago, 111. May 21, 1879. 
He m. 2d Mary Dunbar at Clifton Springs, N. Y. May 31, 
1881. She was b. near Omaha, Neb. Dec. 13, 1846. He 
had five children by these two marriages. 420 — VIII. 
Marthah. April 17, 1811. d. Evansville, Ind. 1839. m. Ezra 
Hall of Saratoga Springs, and had two daughters. 

CHILD BY 2d M. 

411 — V. James. 

412 — VI. Nancy. She was not a child of Jotham Bemus, but the 

daughter of his second wife by a former marriage. She m. a 
Hudson, and lived in Chatham, N. Y. and had one son 
whose name was Pliny. 



407. Corporal Jotham Bemus. (405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9 
Ephraim. i. Joseph.) He remained in the army until 1786, serving with dis- 
tinction and receiving the "Badge of Merit." In 1805, (Turners Hist, of the 
Holland Purchase p. 460.) he took "articles" to land in Weston New York, in 
twship 8. Range 7, and twship. 9. range 7. In the Library of the Buffalo His- 
torical Society, in the letters to Joseph Ellicott, agent of the Holland Land Com- 
pany, is a M.S.S. letter from him, dated May 4, 1806, in which he says, he "sur- 
veyed lot 44, twship 9, range 7, and is building on Lot 37, twship 9, range 7". 



42 History of Ihe Bentis Family. 

The letter is No. 187, Vol. 8, B. The lots mentioned are in the present town of 
Hamburg Erie Co. near Buffalo. He was a member of the First Grand Jury 
west of the Genesee river, chosen in 1803. Rev. S. Hawley Adams has the fol- 
lowing record regarding him. "He was a farmer of Erie County, N. Y. He m. 
Asenath Andress: He was in the war of 1812 and died of sickness contracted 
thereby." 

CHILDREN. 

421 — I. Lydia. 

422 — II. Tryphena. 

423 — III. Annie m. and lived in Buffalo. 

424— IV. Sallie. 



408. William Bemus. (405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim. i. 
Joseph.) m. Jan. 29, 1782. Mary Prendergast (b. Pawling Dutchess Co. N. Y. 
Mar. 13, 1760. d. Bemus Point Chant Co. N. Y. July 11, 1845.) He moved 
from Bemus Heights to Pittstown Rensselear Co. N. Y. where he married. His 
wife's father was a leader in his section and for his patriotic resistance to the 
obnoxious rent laws, was in 1766 condemned to death for high treason, but was 
subsequently pardoned by the King. William Bemus in 1805 left Pittstown with 
his own and his father-in-law's family, a party of 30 persons, and journeyed to 
Kentucky and Tennessee, but came back to New York State and settled on the 
shores of Chautauqua Eake, at Bemus Point March 9, 1806. In 1804, according 
to Turner, he had taken articles to land in township 2, range 12, the site on 
which he settled in 1806. He evidently visited the region before his trip south. 
He was a man of mark in the community, of high character, benevolent instincts 
and public spirit, yielding a large influence. His military record has already 
been recorded. 

CHILDREN. 

all b. Pittstown Rensselear Co. N. Y. 

425 — I. a daughter b and d. Oct. 10, 1783. 

426 — II. Daniel b. Sept. 4, 1784. d. Meadville, Pa. Feb. 21st 1866. 

427 — III. Thomas b. May 19, 1786. d. Harmony N. Y. June 23, 1829. 

428 — IV. William b. Dec. 20, 1787. d. Jan. 10, 1789. 

429 — V. EHzabeth b. Nov. 5, 1789 m. Dec. 6, 1808. Captain John 

Silsbee (b. Mar. 19, 1785 d. in Iowa.) He commanded a 



History of the Bonis Family. 43 

company in Col. McMahans Regiment (the i62d) in the War 
of 1812, and was severely wounded in action near Buffalo in 
Dec. 18 13. He removed to Iowa after the War. Their chil- 
dren were: 435— I. Susanna b. Dec. 24, 1810. 436 — II. 
Caroline Matilda b. July 14, 1813. 437 — III. Penelope P. b. 
April 26, 1818. 437a. — IV. Mary h.lz.n. 24, 1831. 

430 — VI. Charles b. Aug. 31, 1790. d. Oct. 10, 1861. 

431— VII. Tryphena b. April 23, 1793. d. Feb. 19, 1851. m. Feb. 8 

1809. John Griffith (d. Sept. 23, 1868.) Their children 
were: 43S — I. Mary Bemus b. Feb. 8, 18 10. m. John 
Arnold and had: a. Tryphena Anneth who m. Joseph Phil- 
lips and had Pauline and John Edward. 439 — II. William 
Bemus b. Oct. 9, 181 1. m. Mary Dunton, and had : a Charles, 
and b. Albert, who m. Mary Walkup. 440 — III. Martha P. 
b. July 31, 1813. d. Unmarried. 441 — IV. Clarissa b. Sept. 
15, 1815. m. Nelson Bird, and had several children; one of 
whom, Amos, was killed in the Rebellion. 442 — V. Minerva 
b. Nov. 10, 1817 d. unmarried. 443 — W. John jr. b. July 
9, 1820. m. Harriet Smiley ; and had a. Caroline V. b. 
Sarah Jane c. Leonard E. 444 — VII. Jcdediah. b. April 
20, 1822. m. Jane Ames and had : a Isadora. 445 — VIII. 
Nancy b. Oct. 22, 1824, deceased. 446 — IX. Katherine m. 
Asa Cheney, and had a. Frank, b. Mark. c. Beecher. d. 
Morris, c. Martha /. Eva. g. John C. h. Miles. /. Lydia. 
j. Jennie, k. Alta. The last four deceased. 447 — X. 
James Bemus m. Mary Howell, and had: a George, deceased ; 
b. Adaline, c. Howell. 448 — XI. Martin m. Sarah Bixby 
and had: a. Addie. b. Andrew. 449 — XII. Ophelia, 
unmarried. 

432 — VIII. Mehitable b. Jan. 10, 1795. d. North Warren, Penn. Sept. 22, 
1889. m. Oct. I, 1818. Daniel Hazeltine (b. Wardsborough, 
Vt. Mar. 9, 1795. d. Jamestown, N. Y. Aug. 3, 1867.) He 
was descended in the seventh generation from John Hazel- 
tine, who landed in Salem, Mass. in 1637. His great grand- 
mother was Elizabeth Rawson a direct descendant in the 
third generation from Secty. Edward Rawson, the fir.st secre- 
tary of the Mass. Bay. Daniel Hazeltine moved to James- 
town, N. Y. iu 1 8 16, and became the pioneer manufacturer 



44 History of the Bemis Family. 

of textile fabrics in Western N. Y. He was a man greatly 
respected and of high character. 

Their children were : 450 — I. William Bemus b. Nov. 20, 
1819. d. Jamestown, N. Y. April 10, 1890 m. ist Cornelia 
Stone m. 2d Mrs. Phebe (Strong) Shedd. m. 3d Mrs. Kate 
(Howell) Bemus., 451 — II. Sjcsanna b. Jamestown, N. Y. 
April 8, 1822. d. there June 23, 1870. m. Sept. i, 1845. Wil- 
liam Post. (b. Phillipstown, N. Y. Sept. 23, 1803. d. James- 
town, N. Y. Nov. 16, 1878.) They lived in Jame.stown, N. 
Y., where they both died. Their child a. Daniel Hazeltine b. 
Jamestown, N. Y. Julj- 17, 1850. grad. Williams College 
July 1S74. is a manufacturer in Jamestown, N. Y. He m. 
Jamestown, N. Y. July 16, 1883. Evelyn M. (b. Jamestown, 
N. Y. Feb. 9, 1855.) dau. of Robert Newland (b. Albany d. 
Jamestown, N. Y.) and Evelyn Patchen (b. Hoosick Falls d. 
Jamestown, N. Y.) Capt. Post is very much interested in 
military matters and commands the 13th Separate Company 
N. G. S. N. Y. To him the author is greatly indebted for 
much contained herein relative to this Branch of the Bemis 
Famil}'. 452 — III. Mary Ann b. Oct. 31, 1826. d. in 
infancy. 453 — IV. Chloe b. Jan. i, 1829. d. in infancy. 
454 — V. George b. Aug. 17, 1832. m. July 19, 1S54. Adaline 
Ha.ssings (d. N. Warren, Pa. Mar. 20, 1889.) They had : 

a. Harold b. Jan. 27, 1855. b. Ellen Marvin b. Oct. 30, 1858. 
m. Frank C. McCoy Jan. 23, 1S79 and had : Hattie Belle b. 
Sept. II, 1879, and James Culbertson b. Dec. 8, 1880. c. 
William b. Feb. 10, i860 m. Mary M. Hutchinson May 28, 
1891, and had E. Everett b. May 4, 1892. and Florence Ruth 

b. April 7, 1895. d. Herbert B. b. Jan. 5, 1863. d. Jan. 7, 
1885. e. Martin H. b. Sept. 28, d. Nov. 27, 1864. /. Marvin 
B. b. Sept. 28, 1864. d. Aug. 8, 1865. g. Alice b. July 20, 
1868. m. Oct. 16, 1889. Arthur Pixley, and had Adaline H. 
b. June 9, 1S90 d. Mar. 9, 1891, and Augeline W. b. June 9, 
1890 d. Mar. 11, 1891. (twins) h. Susanna b. April 3, 1S70 d. 
Mar. 24, 1886. 

433 — IX. James b. Feb. 2, 1797. d. Bemus Point, N. Y. June 2, 1S74. 

434 — X. Jedediah b. April 13, d. Nov. 2, 1799. 



History of the Bonis Family. 45 

426. Dr. Daniel Bemus. (408. William. 405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 
9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) He studied medicine with his uncle Dr. Jedediah 
Preudergast, and in the fall of 1805, went to Philadelphia to attend medical 
lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. Graduated M. D. 1807. and settled 
in Meadsville Penn. He m. ist, at Union Pa. June 12, 1810. Jane (b. Union, Pa. 
Oct. II, 1789. d. Meadsville, Pa. Aug. 2, 1826) dau. of William Miles. He m. 
2d, Mrs. Jane (Brooks) Clark wid. of Connor Clark, and dau. of Hon. John 
Brooks. 

Dr. Daniel Bemus was prominent, professionally throughout western Pennsyl- 
vania and New York. During the war of 1812, he was Chief Surgeon of the 
Division commanded by Major General Mead. In 1S2S, Dr. Bemus erected 
extensive lumber, cloth, flour and oil mills near Meadville, Pa. He was suc- 
cessful in business and prominent in educational matters, and one of the first 
Trustees of Alleghany College. He was one of the first vestry of Christ Church 
Meadville. 

CHILDREN BY ISt M. 

Son d. in infancy. 

Son d. in infancy. 

Mary Miles b. Mar. 24, 1814. d. Mar. 8, 1839. m. J. Stewart 

Riddle an attorney at Meadville, they had : 459 — a. I. Jane 

Milcsh. Oct. 1838. d. Feb. 16, 1841. 459 — b. H. Arinna m. 

Hon. Thomas B. Kennedy of Chambersburg, Pa. and has 

five children. 

458 — IV. Juliana Watts b. Feb. 26, 1816. d. Dec. 19, 1834. 

CHILD BY 2d M. 

459 — V. Juliana Prendergast b. May 8, 1836. m. Col. George Hamlin 
Bemus (See 523.) 



427. Thomas Bemos. (408. William. 405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9. 
Ephraim. i. Joseph.) He was the first settler in the Town of Harmony, Chautau- 
qua Co. N. Y. He m. Jan. i, 1809 Jane Atkins, (d. May 19, 1828.) 

CHILDREN. 

460 — I. Elizabeth b. Nov. 5, 1809 d. Feb. 8, 18S6. m. ist. Jan. 20, 
1827 Samuel C. Barney, (d. Feb. 14, 1865.) She m. 2d Nov. 



455— 


I. 


456— 


II. 


457— 


III. 



46 History of the Betnis Family. 

14, 1867. Jacob Brownwell. and had: 469 — I. Betsy b. Aug. 
30, 1829 m. June 21, 1849. George W. Losee, and had a. 
Julia Hannah b. July 21, 1851. m. Nov. 29, 1883 Edmund 
Bouton and had: Servis Losee b. Dec. 18, 1889 : b. Emeline 
.;..^ipyJfov^ Heustes b. Feb. 3, 1853. m. Sept. 12, 1878 James Neil and 

'"^'^ had: Gregory b. Oct. 30, 1880 d. Sept. 20, 1881, and John 

E. b. Feb. 19, 1882. Rollo b. Aug. 27, 1883. Jessie V. b. 
June 29, 1887, Robert J. b. April 8, 1888. c. Fanny Eliza b. 
Nov. 19, 1856. ra. Jan. 8, 1885. Charles'^ Ferry and had: 
Alice Bertha b. June 30 1888, Eva Fanny b. July 11, 1890, 
Floj'd F, b. June 24, 1892/ Kate Louise b. May 28, 1861. m. 
April 24, 1888. George A. Clark. V. John R. Barney b. May 
I, 1868. 470— II. Thomas b. Sept. 30, 1831. He was a 
soldier in one of the Chautauqua County Regiments in the 
Rebellion, was confined in Andersonville prison. On his 
return home, after the close of the war, he was accidentally 
drowned in Chautauqua Lake Dec. 18, 1865. 471 — III. 
Charles b. Oct. 30, d. Oct. 31, 1842. 472— IV. Jayic Atkins 
b. Mar. 8, 1845. 473— V. Luther b. Nov. 20,1848. 474— VI. 
William Marviji b. Dec. 17, 1852. d. Apr. 30, 1862. 

461— II. Ann M. b. April 3, 181 1. d. EHery N. Y. Mar. 23. 1S92. m. 

Aug. 25, 1836. Simon Smiley (d. Ellery N. Y. May 9, 1888.) 
They lived in Harmony and Ellery N. Y. He was a highly 
respected farmer. They had: 475—1- Mary Jane b. May 
I, 1840 m. ist, April 19 1871 Miles C. Nichols (b. May 29, 
1833 d. Feb. 4, 1872.) She m. 2d, Feb. 8, 1881. Henry S. 

Bennett (b. Sept. 6, 1859.) Child by ist m. Children 

by 2d m. a Willard S. b. Apr. 27, 1882. b Lucile b. Dec. 3, 
1884. 476—11. /f/;Vtf b. Sept. 8, 1844. d. Sept. 17, 1874. 
477— III. Helen H. b. March 1846 d. Sept. 1847. 478— 
IV. Willardh. Oct 13, 1851, d. Mar. 5, 1881. 

462— III. Mindwellb. Nov. i, 1812. m. Mar. 5, 1829 Horace Rice. 

They had: 479— I. Thomas D. b. Mar. 3, 1831. m. ist. 
Oct. 13, 1852. Sarah Washburn (b. Mar. 24, 1S30. d. July 
15, 18S9.) They had: a Oscar E. b. Aug. 5, 1854. m. Sept. 
14, 1880 Emma Aspden (b. Aug. 15, 1889.) b. Emily J. b. 
Jan. I. 1859 d. Jan. 25, 1862. c. Rettie May b. June 28, 1863 
Thomas D. Rice (479) m. 2d, March i, 1893 Mary Webster 



History of the Bemis Fatnily. 47 

(b. Aug. 23, 1851.) 480 — II. Henry b. Sept. 8, 1832. m. 
Oct. 5, 1853 Mary Phelps, s. p. 481 — III. Marionh. Dec. 
20, 1833. m. 1st, Mar. 30, 1858, Clarinda Pierce. He m. 
2d, July 3, 1892, Mary Mead. No issue. 482 — IV. Horace 
S. b. Sept. 24, 1835. m. ist. Jan. 19, 1859. Nancy Blanch- 
ford (d. Jan. 26, 1888) child. Dora E. b. Jan. 8, 1861 m 
Nov. 30, 1879. Morris S. Butts who d. Jan. 18, 1894. They 
had : Iva, Glenna, Roy D. Horace S. Inez, Horace:, Horace 
S. (482) m. 2d, Dec. 3, 1891 Mary Barger. They have one 
daughter. 483 — V. Eliza J. b. July 2, 1840 m. Feb. i, 1S72. 
Henry Walradt. s. p. 484 — VI. George IV. b. Sept. 2, 
1842. m. Dec. 31, 1865. Melvina Burt. Child: Emmet b. 
Dec. 8, 1870. 485— VII. Edward A. b. Apr. 30, 1849. d. 
Washington D. C. Mar. 13, 1864. Private Co. I. 9th N. Y. 
Cavalry. 486 — VIII. Parry b. Oct. i, 185 1 m. Sept. 9, 
1S74 Mary Davison. They bad : a. Edgar b. July 8, 1877. 
b. EfFa b. July 8, 1877. m. Feb. 10, 1894, A. L,. James. 

463 — IV. Mary b. Nov. 27, 18 15. m. Horace CuUen (d. 189-) He 

was a prominent business man of Meadville, Pa. Children : 
487 — I. Harriet b. July 26, 1836. m. Feb. 24, 1857. Edwin 
H. Sawyer and had: Herbert Brooks b. Sept. 12, 1858. 
488 — II. _/a«(? b. Jan. 20, 1839 d. 188- m. June 21, 1S70. 
Rev. James F. Lusk. 489— III. Arthur B. b. Oct. i, 1841. 
d. in infancy. 490 — IV. Henry b. May 11, 1845. m. Oct. 
20, 1864. Ellen C. AUenstatter. 491 — V. Katherine H. b. 
Jan. II, 1S45. m. Oct. i, 1867. Alton S. Williams. They 
live in St. Helena, Calf. Children : a. Daniel E. b. Oct. 30, 
1876. b. Harvey C. b. Dec. 13, 1878. c. Percy A. b. Dec. 25, 
1880. d. Addie C. b. Feb. 15, 1887. 492— VI. Abbic L. 
b. Nov. 7, 1846. m. ist April, 18, 1864 William B. Kress. 
She m. 2d Dec. 19, 1881 Charles F. Patrearche. 493 — VII. 
Mary E. b. Mar. 15, 1849. m. July 6, 1869. Henry 
Meachem. They had: a Etta b. Aug. 7, 187 1 m. June 7, 
1894. George S. K. McCallum. b. Charles b. Dec. 25, 
1884. 494— VIII. Alfred H. b. Sept. 24, 1852. 495— IX. 
Herman b. May 22, 1855. d. iu infancy. 

464 — V. William b. July 20, 1816. d. near Houston, Tex. Jan. 2, 1871 

m. at Hartfield, Chaut Co. N. Y. Sept. i, 1836. Ann Jean- 



48 History of the Bonis Family. 

ette Jackson (b. iSii d. Silver Creek 1891.) Child. 496 — 
I. Jackson D. b. Dec. 30, 1839. d. North Kast Pa. Mar. 6, 
1895- 

465— VI. Jane Atkins b. May 6, 1S18 m. Dec. 28, 1841 William S. 

Hosmer. They reside near Meadville, Pa. Children: 
497 — I. Eliza Bliss b. Feb. 23, 1843. m. Jay Terrell. Live 
at Hastings, Fla. 498 — II. John Pearson b. May 17, 1845, 
m. and lives in San Francisco, Calf. 499 — III. Amanda b. 
Dec. I, 1846 m. Dec. 26, 1877 Paul Charles Kreutzpointer. 
Live in Altoona, Pa. 500 — IV. Amelia Jane b. Jan. 14, 
1849. d. Feb. 17, 1853. 501 — V. Martha Bemus b. April 
29, 1852. m. June 26, 1884 William W. Sanderson. Chil- 
dren: a. John Graham b. Dec. i, 1887. d. July 14, 1888. 
b. William Hosmer b. May 5, 1886. 502 — VI. William 
Atkins b. Oct. 8, 1854. d. Sept. 6, 1855. 503— VII. Sarah 
Ann b. Dec. 25, 1856. m. Feb. 14, 1882. Frank J. Young. 
She d. leaving one son Frank J. b. Aug. 24, 1882. 

466— VII. Thomas Atkins b. July 30, 1820 m. Oct. 14, 1851. Ann 

Elizabeth Barnes (d. North East Penn. June 11, 1895.) 
Children: 504 — I. William P. b. June 1853. m. ist (Sept. 
17, 1 88 1.) Tillie McMamus (d. Dec. 7, 1881.) he m. 2d, 
Nov. 2, 1890 Kate Wooley. They have, Denman Wooley b. 
Ap. 27, 1894. 505 — II. Carrie Ella b. April 11, 1858. 
506 — III. Sitsie Jane b. Oct. 8, 1867. m. Sept. 23, 1890 
Harrison Albright. They have a. Anna Louise b. Mar. 28, 
1893. l>. Catherine Marvin b. Sept. 2,' 1895. They live in 
Charlestown W. Va- 507 — IV. Thomas Alton b. Mar. 22, 
1874. 

467 — VIII. Sarah b. June 12, 1822. d. April 6, 1865. m. William Avery 
Strong (d. Feb. 4, 1888.) After her death, he m. 2d, 
Susannah Meecker. Children: 508 — I. /Jenry Altoft h. Ang. 
29, 1849. d. Nov. 4, 1881. m. Eva Willard. 509 — II. Har- 
riet Amelia b. Feb. 16, 1852 m. ist May 26, 1874. Foster B. 
Owen (d. Jan. 24, 1890.) and she m. 2d Dec. 21, 1892 James 
H. Stewart. Children : by ist m. a. William Henry b. Jan. 
19, 1876. b. Adele b. Jan. 14, 1881. c. Frank b. Mar. 4, 
1885. 



History of the Bends Family. . 49 

468— IX. Martha b. Oct. 14, 1824 m. Oct. 7, 1856 Albert Ensign 
Weed. Children: 510 — I. Amanda b. May 26, 1858. 
511 — II. William Benms\>.M2i\. 2, 1863. 512 — III. Haviil- 
ion Merriit b. Dec. 12, 1864. m. Aug. 14, 1894 Mrs. Martha 
(Ridgeway.) Ellsmore. 513 — IV. Elizabeth Deborah b. 
Aug. 12, 1867. m. Sept. 2, 1887. William Moncrieth Spear, 
and, had a. May Marvin b. May 7, 1889 d. Sept. 21, 1890 
b. Moncrieth Hamilton b. July 4, 1892. 



430. I^iEUT. Charles Bemus (408. William. 405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 
9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) m. Feb. 28, 1811 Relepha Boyd (b. July 20, 1790 d. 
Ellery, N. Y. Jan. 20, 1843.) In the War of 1812, he was a Lieutenant in Cap- 
tain Silsby's Company and also in Captain MacMahan's He settled in Ellery 
near Bemus Point, on land originally bought by his father, and until his death 
was a prominent citizen in his locality, universally liked and respected. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Ellery, N. Y. 

514 — I. James b. Dec. 20, 1811. m. Nov. i, 1835, Thankful Berry. 

They lived in Janesville, Wis. until 1846. In 1849 he went 
to California, where he died. His wife d. in Jamestown, 
N. Y. Thej^ had one child : 525. Alexander who d. in 
infancy. 

515 — II. Eleanor, b. Sept. 30, 1813, d. Albany, Wis. Jan. 14, 1896. 

m. May 18, 1836 Daniel (b. Ellery, N. Y. June 19, 1812. d. 
Albany, Wis. Feb. 20, 1886.) s. of Joseph Smiley (b. Mt. 
Holly, Vt. d. Ellery, N. Y.) and Sarah Lewis (b. W. Green- 
wich, N. Y. d. Ellery, N. Y.) Daniel Smiley with a friend 
named Fenton, soon after his m. started for the then far 
west, Wisconsin, leaving his bride with her father, and 
bought land one and a half miles from the present city of 
Janesville, which then contained but one house. He got a 
house and some furniture ready, and in Feby. 1837. Lieut. 
Charles Bemus brought his dau. and Mrs. Fenton to Wis. 
making the whole trip with horses and sleigh. They had a 
rough time, but remained on the farm till 1841, and then 
removed to Exter, Wis., and from thence to Albany and 



JO History of the Bcmis Family. 

settled on a farm. Mr. Smiley was a member of the Legis- 
lature of Wis. and held a number of other offices. 
Children : 526— I. Loritida b. June 5, 1838. m. Oct. 9, 
1859 Johr. Hulbert. They had a, Dan S. b. Oct. 23, 1863. 
m. June 25, 1888. Uzzie Watkins, and had: Lydia b. Mar. 
12, 1889., Fanny Eliza b. Jan. 15, 1893., Fred Saxon b. 
Sep. 23, 1894., William Bemus. b. Jan. 11, 1897. b. Nellie 
b. Jan. I, 1870. c. Julia b. Feb. 21, 1872., d. John b. Sep. 
17, 1874. m. Oct. 2, 1S95 Sarah Kennedy. 527— II. Sara/i 
R. b. Dec. 5 1839. ni. Apr. 8, 1866. William Gould (b. 
Conway, N. H. May 27, 1835. d. Sanibel, Fla. Oct. 15, 
1896.) They had: a. Charles Hall b. July 11, 1868. b. 
Ellen Thompson b. Dec. 16, 1870. c. Walter Smiley b. 
July 9, 1875. d. Laura b. Dec. 25, 1880. 528— III. 
Charles Bemus. b. Oct. 25, 1843. m. ist at Sure Prairie, Wis. 
Jan. 14, 1869 Anna Smith (b. Cape Vincent, N. Y. Dec. 13, 
1846. d. Janesville, Wis. July 25, 1882.) He m. 2d, at 
Sylvester, Wis. May 6, 1885 Mrs. Emily Bennet. Children 
by ist m. a. Sarah Ellen b. July 8, 1870. b. Daniel S. b. 
Oct. 5, 1873. c. Anna b. Sep. 5, 1877. d. Weltha b. Aug. 
II, 1879. 529— IV. Julia A. b. Jan. 9, 1846. m. Feb. i, 
1869 Russell Boughton. They had a. William Simmons b. 
Jan. 24, 1874. b. James Russell b. Nov. 12, 1876. 530— V. 
Florence Ellen b. Aug. 29, 1848 m. Dec. 15, 1870 Lorrain 
Hulbert. 531— VI. William b. Sept. 6, 1854. m. Oct. 8, 
1876 Ida M. Flint. They had : a. Arnold b. Nov. 7, 1878. 
b. Sarah Edna b. July 19, 188 1. c. James Bemus b. Sep. 28, 
1889. d. Lorrain b. Aug 23, 1886. d. Nov. 14, 1888. e. 
Robert Flint b. Dec. 27, 1889. /. Harry Lewis b. June 4, 
1893. 
516— III. Matthew Prendergast b. Jan 3, 1817. d. Mar. 28, 1879. 

^jy— IV. Daniel b. Feb. 24, 1820 d. 1S9- m. ist Sept. 30, 1840 
Adalene Strong; m. 2d Jane Griffith; by whom he had 532. 
Mary, who m. and resides on the family farm near James- 
town, N. Y. 

518— V. Jane Miles b. Pine Grove, Pa. Feb. 18, 1822. d. Maysvillle, 
N. Y. Oct. 17, 1886. m. Jan. 21, 1840 Edward Coffin (b. 
Marcellus, N. Y. June 15, 1821. d. Knights Landing, Calf. 



History of i/ie Beviis Family. 51 

Sept. 12, 1857.) s. of Thomas Copp and Phebe CofBn. They 
moved from New York to Wisconsin, in 1843 he went over- 
land to California : Children : 533 — I. Martin Thomas b. 
Ellery, N. Y. Jan. 2, 1S41. unm. 534 — II. Helen Mehetable 
b. Ellery, N. Y. May 30, 1842. m. at Ellery, Nov. 11, i860. 
William H. Whitney and had: a. Edward Copp b. Oct. i, 
1861. d. Nov. 30, 1864. b. Verenia Estelle b. June 17, 1862. 
d. Oct. 23, 1875. c. George Richard b. Jan. 20, 1866. m. 
Rose E. Lott, June 30, 1894. 535 — HI- Ph^be Relepha b. 
Albany, Wis. Aug. 22, 1846. m. Ellery N. Y. Mar. 17, 1869. 
T. D. Baldwin, and had : a. Louis O. b. Oct. 27, 1873. b. 
W. P; b. May 5, 1876: c. Frank May, b. Oct. 15, 1880. 
d. Edward Copp, b. Oct. 5, 1882. 536 — IV. Charles Watson 
b. Madison, Wis. Apr. i, 1850 d. N. Y. City Apr. 27, 1874. 
from injuries received on a steamboat on Chautauqua Lake in 
1872. 537 — V. Cornelia Janeh. Albany, Wis. Sept. 15, 1848. 
unm. resides in North East, Pa. 

519— VI. John Silsbee b. Dec. 16, 1823. d. July 22, 1873. 

520— VII. William Prendergast b. Oct. 11, 1825 d. Buffalo, N. Y. Sept. 

19, 1890. 

521 — VIII. Mehetable Prendergast b. July 22, 1827 d. Strawberry Point 
la. m. Nov. 14, 1845 Phillip A. Strong. They resided at 
Bemus Point for a time and then moved to Strawberry Point, 

Iowa. Their only child; 538 Adalcjie m. Parker, and 

had a. George Bemus d. in infancy b. Frederick- 

522— IX. Elisha Marvin b. Sept. 23, 1829. He studied medicine with 

his brother Dr. William P. Bemus (520) and graduated from 
the University of Buffalo, N. Y. Settled in Ashville N. Y. 
in the practice of his profession, subsequently removing to 
Albany, Wis. In the spring of 1862, he enlisted in a Wis- 
consin Regiment, and on his way to the front, was killed in 
a Railway accident. He m. Aurlia dau. of Theron F. Ely of 
Ashville, N. Y. and had; 539 — Florence Elizabeth who m. 
William McCord of North East, Penn. where she lives. 

523— X. George Hamlin b. Pine Grove, Pa. May i, 1831. d. Corry, Pa, 

Dec. 28, 1896. 

524 — XL Alexander b. July 15, 1836. d. Feb. 12, 1837. 



52 History of the Beinis Family. 

516. Matthew Prendergast Bemus. (430. Charles. 408. William. 405. 
Jotham. 386. Epliraim. 9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) m. Oct. 4, 1838. E. Marcelia 
Walters: He was a prominent citizen of Chautauqua County, N. Y. being 
County Treasurer at the age of 22, and later County Clerk. He represented the 
First Chautauqua District in the Legislature from 1868-72. He was the promoter 
of the Cross Cut Ry. and Treasurer of the Company. He built the Mayville 
Mills, and conducted other large enterprises in that place. A shrewd and success- 
ful politician widely known throughout the state. 

CHILDREN. 

540— I. Robertson Whitesides b. Feb. 15, 1840. 

541— II. Helen Mary b. Nov. 3, 1841. m. Dr. R. I. Curtes. 

542 — III. Frances R. m. Silas W. Bond. 



519. John Silsbee Bemus. (430 Charles. 408. William. 405. Jotham. 
386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim. i. Jcseph.) m. Jan. 15, 1846. Adelaide Catherine 
Howell. He was a warm-hearted generous man, a prominent citizen of Chautau- 
qua County, held local oflBces, and was for a time in the Customs services in New 
York City. He was also a successful merchant and farmer. His death was the 
result of a boiler explosion on a steamer upon which he was a passenger. 

CHILDREN 

543— I. Emmet H. b. Oct. 12, 1846. m. Jan. 22, 1889 Gertrude M. 

Kent, lives in Jamestown, N. Y. 

544— II. Charles W. b. Oct. 13, 1848. m. April 2, 1874. Libbie A. 

Blanchard, and lives at Bemus Point, N. Y. 

545— III. J. Willard b. April 4, 1854. d. Oct. 24, 1864. 



520. Dr. William Prendergast Bemus. (430. Charles. 408. William. 
405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) m. ist. in 1855, Helen 
Olivia Norton (d. Mar. 7, 1874.) He m. 2d. Jan. 3, 1875. Sarah Prather. Few 
men have been more universally beloved and honored in the community in which 
they lived then Dr. Bemus. He received his medical education, at the Berkshire 
Medical Institute ; prefacing it by a course of study at Oberlin College. He first 



History of the Bonis Family. 53 

settled at Ashville, N. Y. but soon removed to Jamestown, and was in the active 
practice of his profession for 43 years. His natural adaptation to his calling and 
his wide reading made him remarkably successful, and his practice at all times 
was large. His kind heart, cheerful disposition and great skill made him an 
ideal physician. 

CHILDREN BY I St M. 

546 — I. Helena I^e Ferre m. (Aug. 4, 1886.) Fred E. Hatch and had: 

548 — I. William Bemus. b. June 11, 1888. 549 — II. Helena 
Olivia b. Feb. 16, 1890. 550 — III. Fred E. jr. b. July 30, 
1893- 

547 — II. Morris Norton b. June 3, 1862. m. Sept. 28, 1893. Lucy 

Fitch (b. Sept. 5, 1872.) 

Dr. Morris Norton Bemus graduated at Rutgers College and 
then at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York 
City. He has succeeded to his father's extensive practice, 
and has recently been appointed a Pension Examiner. 



523. Col. George Hamlin Bemus. (430. Charles. 408. William 405. 
Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) He m. May 9, 1854 Juliana 
Prendergast Bemus (459) his cousin. He was educated at the Fredonia Academy; 
subsequently studied law with the Hon. Madison Burnell at Jamestown, N. Y. 
and admitted to practice in Nov. 1853. He practiced in Jamestown, N. Y., 
Meadville Penn. and in Wenona, Wis. In the latter town, he was elected Judge 
of Probate and was also a Director in the Transit R. R. Co. In April 1861, he 
enlisted in a company formed at Meadville Penn. and was elected 2d Eieut. His 
company was attached to the 9th Penn. Reserves and served in the army of the 
Potomac. He served as Aide-de-camp to Genrls. Seymour and C. F. Jackson, 
and was in the seven days fighting before Richmond ; and in the Battles of South 
Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, in the latter he was seriously wounded, 
having to leave the Army. Later on he raised a company which was attached to 
the 58th Penn Militia, of which he was made Colonel. His Regiment took part 
in the capture of Genrl. John H. Morgan, and he was the oflScer who had charge 
of the prisoner. He resigned from the Army in 1863, and in 1864-65 was elected 
to the Penn. Legislature. He afterwards practiced law in New York City, 
Petrotia, Penn. and Allegheny Co. N. Y. Owing to disabilities incurred in the 
army he has of late not been engaged in active business. 



54 History of the Bemis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

551 — I. William Marvin b. Sept. 2, 1855. 

552 — II. George Prendergast b. Oct. 31, 1859. d. Meadville, Penn Oct. 

2, 1886. 

553 — III. Dudley b. June 12, 1864. 

551. Dr. William Marvin Bemus. (523. George Hamlin. 430. Charles. 
408. William. 405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim i. Joseph.) m. April 28, 
1881, Minnie Barrows. He is a grad. of Allegheny College ; and of the Medical 
Depart, of the University of Penn. in 1878. Practices his profession in James- 
town, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. 

554 — I. Selden Barrows b. May 9, 1884. 
555^ — II. William Marvin b. July 30, 1893. 

553. Dudley Bemus. (523. George Hamlin. 430. Charles. 408. William. 
405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim 9. Ephraim. i. Joseph.) m. Oct. 14, 1889, Carrie Ben- 
ton Bemus. They reside in Meadville, Penn. 

CHILDREN. 

556 — I. Stuart Hamlin b. 1890. 

557 — II. Marvin Prendergast b. June 22, 1891. 

433. James Bemus. (408. William. 405. Jotham. 386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim 
I. Joseph.) m. Feb. 14, 1819 Tryphena Boyd (b. Nov. 2, 1792. d. Feb. 3, 1852.) 
They lived on the farm near Bemus Point, a part of the original purchase by 
William Bemus, his father. 

CHILDREN. 

558 — I. Jane b. Nov. 24, 1819. d. Jan. 10, 182-. 

559 — II. Jotham b. Dec. 19, 1820 m. April 10, 1867, Pauline Winch. 

Children. ^bi—\. James H. b. July 22, 1868. 563— II. Stella 
b. Sept. 15, 1870. m. Goodrich. 



History of the Beinis Family. 55 

560 — III. David b. April 8, 1825. d. May 30, 1881. m. and had 

no issue. 

561 — IV. Catherine b. March 7, 1828. m. Jan. 21, 1863. Ross. Horton. 



10. John Bemis. (i. Joseph.) m. ist, at Watertown, Mass. about 1680, 
Mar)' (b. Jan. 12, 1663-4. d. Wat. Sept. 8, 1716.) dau. of George and Susanna 
Harrington. He m. 2d, Jan. i, 1716-17 Mrs. Sarah (Holland) Phillips, wid. 
of Jonathan Phillips Esq. (b. Nov. 16, 1663. d. Feb. 1703-4) and dau. of Nathan- 
ial Holland, (bap. 1638) and his 2d wife Sarah Hosier. The 2d Mrs. John Bemis 
was b. Wat. Nov. 30, 1662. d. there prior to 1726. John Bemis m. 3rd, at Wat. 
May 30, 1726. Mrs. Judith (Jennison) Barnard (b. Wat. Aug. 13, 1667 and d. 
there) dau. of Ensign Samuel Jennison (b. Wat. 1645 d. there Oct. 1701.) and 
Judith Macomber (d. Wat. Mar. i, 1722-3) and wid. of James Barnard (b. Wat. 
Jan. 14, 1666-7 d. there Jan. 23, 1726.) 

On April 26, 1701 John Bemis sold, for ^56, half of one quarter of Alcocks 
farm of 900 acres in Marlboro. April 6, 1702, he with his son-in-law, Daniel 
Child, bought of Nathanial Saltonstall (Fellow of Harv. Coll.) 160 acres of land 
in Wat. the 30th lyot, first granted to Sir. Richard Saltonstall. 

CHILDREN BY ISt MARRIAGE 

b. Watertown, Mass. (No issue by 2d or 3rd m's.) 

564 — I. Beriah b. June 23, 1681 d. Weston, Mass. about 1768. m. ist, 
at Wat. Feb. 10, 1 701-2. Daniel (bap. June 5, 1687. After 
the 2d m. of his mother, he d. Wat. Jan. 29, 1723-4) s. of 
John Child (b. 1636. d. Oct. 15, 1676.) and Mary Warren 
(b. Nov. 29, 1651 d. May 12, 1734.) Beriah m. 2d, Aug. 12, 
1736. Joseph (b. Wat. Oct. 2, 1669. d. Weston, Mass. Mar. 
13' I753-) s. of Joseph and Martha Peirce of Wat. Beriah m. 
3rd, John (b. Watertown June 15, 1694. d. Westford, 1776.) 
s. of Benjamin Whitney (b. Watertown June 28, 1660 d. 
there 1736) and Abigail Hagar (dau. of William and Mary 
(Bemis) Hagar.) She is buried in the old graveyard at Wal- 
tham. Children: by ist m. b in Wat. 578 — I. Sarah b. 
Sept. 14, 1702. m. June 13, 1734 John (b. Aug. 25, 1706. s. 
of William Fiske (b. Feb. 23, 1664 d. March 1742 ) and Han" 
nah Smith (b. Dec. 27, 1672 d. Dec. 7, 1728.) They had: 
a. David bap. Waltham Oct. 12, 1735. b. Abigail bap. Sep. 4, 



56 History of the Bemis Family. 



1737: f. John bap. Mar. 25, 1739. </. Bulah bap. July 25, 1742. 
579 — II. Susanna b. Mar. 6, 1704-5. 580 — III. Eliza- 
beth b. Feb. 18, 1706-7. d. July 10, 1791. m. July 21, 1729. 
Deacon Isaac of Waltham (b. May 14. 1710. d.Nov. 25, 1779.) 
s. of Isaac Stearns of Watertown (b. Dec. 31, 1674. d. 1737.) 
and Mary Dcmis (568). Deacon Stearns was Selectman 
from 1754-72 and Assessor 1744-53 of Watertown. They 
had: a. Elizabeth d. May 1832. b. John b. Jan. 2, 
1732. d. Jan. 4, 1735. c. Silas b. Mar. 6, 1734, d. Dec. 
31, 1804. d. Isaac b. Jan. 18, 1736. m. Nov. 1768 
Eunice L,awrence (d. Feb. 8, 1802) e. Phinehas b. Feb. 28, 
1738. d. Oct. 7, 1792. /. Susanna b. Ap. 9, 1740 d. May 11, 
1766. m. Mar. 26, 1765, Josiah Wellington, g. Jcshua b. 
May 26, 1742. d. Oct. 27, 1746. //. Sarah b. May 22, 1744. 
m. Jan. 16, 1769 Joseph Hastings. /. Joshua 2d b. July 10, 
1748.7. Jonathan b. May 22, 1750 k. Elizabeth 2d b. Mar. 17, 
1752, m. Nov. 5, 1770, Phinehas Lawrence of Waltham. 
581 — IV. Daniel b. Ap. 9, 1709 m. Jan. 13, 1729. Mary 
Bright (d. 17 10) natural daughter of Nathanial Bright (b. 
Dec. 28, 1686 d. 1737.) Daniel Child jr. was Selectman of 
Waltham 1657-8. They had: «. Anna b. July6, 1730 b. Daniel 
b. Ap. 26, 1732. d. May 1733. c Abijah b. Jan. 12, 1734. m. 
ist; Dec. 15, 1759 Bulah Harrington; he m. 2d, Dec. 30, 
1790 Ann Bemis. d. Daniel 2d b. Feb. 21, 1735-6. e. 
Lydia, bap. Feb. 26, 1738. m. Oct. 26, 1758 William Flagg. 
f. Sarah b. Aug, 11, 174- m. Jan. 2, 1760, William Benja- 
min, g. Jonas b. Sep. 30 1743. m. Jan 11, 1770. Hannah 
Sanderson (she d. June 6, 1808.) //. Mary b. Oct. 14, 1745, 
m. Oct. 6, 1753 William Hagar of Waltham. i. Bettee b. 
Mar. 9, 1747-8 d. Sep. 2, 1751. j. Josiah b. June 1750 d. 
Sept. 1 75 1. /'. Ephraim bap. June 30, 1754. 582 — V. David. 
b. Dec. 27, 1711. m. ist. Oct. 26, 1737 Grace of Waltham 
(b. Aug. 17, 1707) dau. of Capt. Abraham Brown (b. Aug. 
26, 1671. d. Nov. 27, 1729.) and Mary Hyde, (b. June 21, 
1673 d. Nov. 29, 1723.) David Child m. 2d, Nov. 29, 1759 
Mehitable Richards of Worcester. He settled in Shrews- 
bury, Mass. By ist wife he had : a. Bulah b. June 4, 1739 m. 
Feb. 27, 1766 Samuel Lee of Rutland, b. Susanna b. June 
I, 1741. c. David b. Jan. 30, 1745. m. ist, about 1774, 



History of the Bemis Family. 57 

Lydia Stearns, and settled in Westminster, Mass. By 2d 
wife David had: d. Zachariali b. Nov. 19, 1763. m. 1784 
Lydia Bigelow of Worcester, Mass. e. Anna b. Aug. 27, 
1765. 583— VI. John. b. Dec. 2, 1713, m. (?) Aug. 15, 
1758. Ruhama Peirce. 584— VII. /i?5/i«a b. Mar. 2, 1716-17 
m. April 30, 1741. his coustn' Grace Bemis (693) They 
were dismissed to Lincoln, Mass. Oct. 23, 1774. They had: 
a Anna b. Nov. 13, 1741- b. Lucy b. Mar. i, 1743-4- <:■ 
Joshua b. Mar. 26, 1749 of Lincoln m. Feb. 24, 1781 Eliza- 
beth (b. Jan. 23, 1757. d. May 24, 1824.) dau. of Jonathan 
Hammond (b. Jan. 13, 1716-17, d. Mar. 9, 1776. j and his 
2d wife Lydia Stratton (b. July 22, 1722. d. Oct. 2, 1771.) 
They had: i. John b. Oct. 19, 1781 d. July 13, 1825. 2. 
Polly b. Ap. 15, 1784. 3. Joshua b. June 25, 1785. 4. 
Elizabeth b. Ap. 10, 1788. d. Daniel b. Dec. 24, 1752. by 
wife MoUie had : i. William b. Nov. 23, 1778. 2. Daniel 

b. Sept. 22, 1780. e. Betty b. Sept. i, 1755. /. Beriah b. 
Feb. 5, 1758. d. in 1816. unm. g. Elijah b. Nov. 17, 1760. 
m. (?) at Lincoln, Mass. Sept. 3, 1807. Mary Knight, who 
d. in i8og. and he m. 2d, Nov. 29, 1810 Anna Hosmer. 

,h. Mical. b. July 15, 1766. d. Feb. 1778. 585-- VIII. 
SaniucL b. Feb. 5, 17 18-19 an ensign of the Weston military 
company, m. ist Oct. 19, 1745. Mary Ball (d. in childbed 

Nov. 19, 1746.) He .soon m. 2d. Esther (d. Sept. 10, 

1778.) He m. 3rd, in 1779 Mrs. Elizabeth (Myrick) 
Stimson, wid. of Nathanial Stimson, and dau. of John 
Myrick of Newton, and his wife Elizabeth Trowbridge. 
She was b. Dec. 16, 1720. No issue by ist m. Children by 
2d m. a. Daniel b. Nov. 13, 1748. d. Feb. 1749. b. Esther b. 
Apr. 18, 1751. m. Sept. 9, 1771 Benjamin Hagar of Waltham. 

c. Mary b. Jan. 12, 1753. m. Apr. 21, 1773. Roger Bigelow. d. 
Lucy b. Apr. 18, 1755. d. Feb. 1756. f. Lucy 2d, b. April ii,i757- 
m. Oct. 24, 1777, John Shepherd of Newton./. Moses b. 
Aug. 8, 1758. g. Anna. b. Mar. 26, 1759 (?) h. Eunice b. 
Nov. 6, 1760, m. Dec. 15, 1784, Daniel Twitchell : /. Samuel 
b. Nov. I, 1762. m. ist, 1784 Abigail Shepherd, of Newton 
m. 2d, Nov. 19, 1789 Hannah Lamson : j. Anna b. Nov. 20, 

1776. 586 — IX. Elisha b. Feb. 16, 1720-1 m. Mary 

and had: a. Mary b. Sept. 30, 1751. b. Bulah b. June 2 



58 History of the Bemis Family. 

1754. c. William b. June 16, 1759. d. Nabby b. Aug. 31, 
1761. e. Sarah b. May 18, 1763. /. Sarah 2d, b. May 17 
1764. g. Samuel b. Feb. i, 176-.//. Elisha b. Feb. 28, 1770 
d. July 19, 1823. 587 — X. Mary b. June 10, 1722. m. (pub. 
Mar. II,) 1743. Joseph of Weston (b. Oct. 2, 1719.) s. of 
John Whitney (b. July 29, 1680) and Sarah Cutting (b. 
1675-) 

565 — II. Susanna b. Dec. 24, 1682. d. Nov. 15, 1703. m. at Wat. 

Nov. 2, 1702 John (d. Prior to 1747.) s. of John Hastings (b. 
Mar. I, 1653-4 d. Mar. 28, 1718.) and Abagail Hammond (b. 
June 21, 1659. d. Apr. 7, 1718.) There was no issue by this 
m. and after her death her husband m. 2d Jan. 8, 1706-7 
Sarah Fiske by whom he had nine children. 

566 — III. Joseph b. Nov. 17, 1684. d. 1738. 

567— IV. John b. Oct. 6, 1686. 

568 — V. Mary b. Sept. 24, 1688. m. Wat. Oct. 26, 1708. Isaac (b. 

Dec. 31, 1674. d. 1737.) s. of Samuel Stearns of Wat. (b. 
Apr. 24, 1638. d. Aug. 3, 1683.) and Hannah Manning (b. 
June 21, 1642. d. Feb. 26, 1723-4.) Children : 588 — I. 
Isaac b. May 14, 1710 d. Nov. 25, 1779. m. July 21 1729 
Elizabeth Child. (See 580 under 564.) 588— II. Mary b. 
Dec. 4, 1712 d. Aug. 27, 1741 ra. May 7, 1741 Jonathan (b. 
Feb. 24, 1714 d. Mar. 31, 1780.) s. of Samuel Sanderson (b. 
May 28, 1681 k. by lightning July 8, 1722.) and Mary Gale 
(b. Sept. 16, 1683. d. May 8, 1776.) No issue by this m. 
After his wife's death Jonathan Sanderson m. 2d, Feb. 21, 
1744. Mary Bemis (1880) by whom he had ten children. 
590 — III. Susanna b. Jan. 11, 1715-16. m. Nov. 18, 1736. 
Jonathan, (b. Jan. 23, 17 14-15.) s. of Elisha Smith of Weston 
(b. Jan. II, 1691-2.), and his ist wife, Patience Brown (bap. 
June 27, 1697. d. 1720-30) 591 — IV. Nathanial b. Apr. 23, 
1718 of Holden, Mass. Will dated Feb. 7, 1776. m. Oct. 22, 
1747 Grace (b. Dec. 9, 1723.) dau. of Thomas Hammond (b. 
Nov. 17, 1685. d. Oct. 22, 1762.) and Mary Harrington (b. 
May II, 1687 d. Oct. 22, 1762.) They had: a. Nathanial 
b. June 30, 1749. d. Paxton, Mass. Jan. 1785. m. Dec. 15, 
1774. Lydia Cushing : b. Mary b. Sept. 4, 1751 m. Alpheus 
Brown of Paxton c. Ruth b. Apr. 20, 1754. d. Phebe b. 



History of the Be»iis Family. 59 

Nov. 17, 1755. m. John Davis e. Reuben b. Feb. 6, 1759. /. 
Eunice b. Feb. 8, 1761. m. Rev. John Foster of Paxton. 
592 — V. Peleg, b. Jan. 2, 1 720-1 m. 1753- Elizabeth, wid. of 
Mr. Swinerton, a Purser in the British Navy, and dau. of 
Captain Peter Harris of New London. He d. Charlestown, 
Mass. Mar. 5, 1789, and his wid. d. there Ap. 10, 1789. 
They had : a. Dr. William Stearns of Salem, b. Cambridge, 
Mass. Apr. 10, 1754. grad. Harvd. Coll. 1776. m. Dec. 9, 
1 78 1 Sarah White Sprague. 593 — VI. James 

569 — VI. Samuel b. 1690. d. Spencer, Mass. Aug. 1776. ; ■ 

570 — VII. Lydia b. 1692. m. Apr. lo, 1716, Jonathan (bap. Wat. 

Dec. 8, 1689) s. of John Fiske (b. Wat. Nov. 20, 1655. d. 
there 1709-18.) and Abagail Parks, (b. Wat. Mar. 3, 1758-9.) 
Children : 594 — I. Lydia b. July 21, 171 7 m. Newton, Mass. 
Nov. 24, 1737. James, (b. Wat. Mar. 3, 1713-14.) s. of 

Stephen Cook (b. Jan. 9, 1683 d. 1761.) and Hannah 

(d. 1772) They had : a. Jonathan b. Farmington, Mass. 
Dec. 3, 1738. m. 1767 Lydia Bacon of Needham : b. Lydia b. 
Framiugham Jan. 22, 1739-40. c. Stephen b. Fragh. June 24, 
1 741, m. 1767, Mary Miller, d. Mary b. Newton, d. 1750 e. 
Enoch, b. Newton Jan. 1744. m. 1765 Marj' Foster; /. 
Zebiah Fiske b. Feb. 26, 1746. g. Elizabeth b. July 8, 1748. 
k. Rebecca b. June 18, 1753. /. Esther b. May 4, 1755.7. 
James b. Jan. 8, 1758. 595 — II. Zebuloii. b. Apr. 30, 17 19. 

571 — VIII. Hannah b. Oct. 9, 1694. d. Oct. 1700. 

572 — IX. Isaac b. 1696. 

573 — X. Jonathan b. Apr. 30, 1699. prob. d. in infancy. 

574 — XI. Jonathan 2d b. Nov. 17, 1701. ■>^''i 

575 — XII. Abraham b. Nov. 26, 1703. 

576 — XIII. Susanna 2d (twin of 577. Hannah) b. Dec. 3, 1705. d. Nov. 
28, 1785. m. July 2, 1731 John Viles (Vilas) of Waltham. 
He d. Feb. 4, 1774 at Waltham, Mass. Children b. Waltham, 
Mass. 596 — I. Abagail h. Oct. 26, 1731 m. Dec. 1752 Jonas 
(b. Feb. 21, 1728-9) s. of James Barnard (b. Aug. 3, 1696.) 
2lXiA. Elisabeth Bemis (6ici). 597 — II. /(j/zw b. Mar. 16, 1732-3. 
d. young. 598 — III. Susan b. Nov. 17, 1734. 599 — IV. 



6o History of the Bemis Family. 



Dinah b. Jan. lo, 1737-8. m. Apr. 9, 1761. John Watson of 
Waltham. They had : a. John b. Mar. 6, 1762. m. Nov. 4, 
17S4. Mary Garfield of Lincohi ; they were dismissed to 
Leicester, Mass. Feb. 16, 1766. 600 — V. Nathan b. Dec. 30, 
1739. d. Mar. 6, 1788. m. Oct. 14, 1784 Mrs. Sarah (Mixer) 
Hagar (b. Dec. 16, 1754. d. May 12, 1787.) wid. of Jonathan 
Hagar of Waltham, and, dau. of Josiah Mixer (b. Nov. 16, 
1716.) and Mary Garfield (b. Sept. 22, 1718.) They had: a 
Nathan b. Aug. 14, d. Nov. 26, 1786. 601 — VI. Kezia b. 
Dec. 10, 1741. m. Jan. 16, 1770, John Watson of Reading, 
Mass. 602 — VII. Joel b. Dec. 14, 1743. 603 — VIII. Jonas 
b. July 3, 1746 d. Oct. 8, 1799. m. ist; Apr. 4, 1782 Susanna 
(b. Jan. 6, 1758 d. in childbed, Dec. 14, 1784.) dau. of Josiah 
Hastings (b. Feb. 28 1727-8.) and Lydia Ball. (b. Aug. 6, 
1730). He m. 2d, May 24, 1787, Irene Hastings, (b. Aug 

4, 1762.) sister of his first wife. He had : by ist m. a. Jonas 
b. Jan. 16, 1783. m. Apr. 12, 1810, Abagail Lawrence, b. 
Susannah. Dec. 9, 1784. m. July i, 1804, John Whitney of 
Boston. He had by 2d m. c. Lydia b. Mar. 8, 1788. d. Mar. 

25, 1791. d. Sophia b. Dec. 6, 1789, d. Oct. 28, 1805. e. 
Lydia 2d, b. Feb. 28, 1792 /. William b. Dec. 5, 1794. g. 
Louisa b. Sept. 5, 1797. d. Mar. 5, 1799. 604 — IX. Sarah 
b. July 8, 1748. d. Feb. 28, 1781. m. Jan 27 1768 Jonathan 
(b. Mar. 1745-6) s. of John Dix. (b. May 18, 1702. d. June 
II, 1787.) and Mary Cook (b. Jan. 9, 1706-7.) They had : 
a. Sarah bap. May 15, 1768. d. Sept. 18, 1769. b. Abigail 
bap. Oct. I, 1769. c. Stephen bap. Feb. 3, 1771. d. Salley 
bap. May 16, 1773. e. Susanna bap. May 14, 1775. /. Jona- 
than bap. Feb. 9, 1777. g. Lois bap. Jan. 24, 1779. h. Mary 
bap. Dec. 30, 1780. 605 — X. John b. June 12, 1750 of Wes- 
ton m. ist Nov. I, 1775 Hannah, (b. Apr. 10, 1755 d. Apr. 

5, 1784) dau. of John Warren, (b. Mar. 2, 1712-13.) and his 
2d wife Mary Mj'rick. (b. Mar. 27, 1731) He m. 2d; Aug. 

26, 1784. Mary Warren of Weston, (b. Oct. 28, 1753.) sister 
of his first wife. Children: by ist m. a. John bap. Aug. 11, 
1776. m. ist, Nov. 29, 1804 Lydia Peirce. He m 2d, Jan. 21, 
1810. Louisa Harrington. He m. 3rd, in 1814, Mrs. Relief 
(Reed) Vilas (wid. of his brother Nathan), b. Nathan b. Jau, 
30, 1779. c. Flias b. Jan. 17, 1782. m. May 17, 1807. 



History of the Bends Family. 6i 

Susanna Gleason. d. Hannah b. Mar. 9, 1784. Children by 
2d m. e. Sally bap. May 24, 17S5. /. Achsah bap. Sept. 9, 
1787. g. Myra b. July 5, 1789. h. Cynthia bap. Mar. 18, 
1792. /. Jessie bap. Apr. 17, 1794. j- David bap. June 10, 
1796. 606 — XI. David b. Nov. 7, 1752. d. Nov. 11, 1754. 
607— XII. Lydiah. May 18, 1755. m. Jan. 25, 1775 David 
(b. Feb. 22, 1750)8. of Simeon Wilson and Dorothy Brown 
of Spencer. 608— XIII. Lissa b. Feb. 27, 1757. m. May 22, 
1777 Moses (b. Dec. 2, 1754.) s. of Joshua Mead of Waltham 

(d. Mar. 31, 1794. aged 85.) and Lucy . They had: a. 

Moses b. Mar. 7, 1778. b. David b. Oct. 23, 1779. c. Susanna 
b. Mar. 22, 1781. d. Elizabeth b. Feb. 20, 1783. d. Sept. 28, 
1800. e. Jacob b. Jan. 20, 1785. d. Jan. 9, 1796. /. Abner. b. 
Mar. 19, 17S7. g. Nathan b. Mar. 29, 1789. h. Sophia b. 
Feb. 20, 1792. i. Watson, b. Mar. 14, 1794. J- Clarissa b. 
Aug. 27, 1796. d. Oct. 3, 1800. 

577 — XIV. Hannah 2d; (twin of 576) b. Dec. 3, 1705. d. July 2, 1731. 
m. ist, Apr. 21, 1724. John (b. Sept. 21, 1700 k. accidentally 
Mar. 14, 1733-4.) s. of John Flagg (b. Nov. 6, 1677. d. prior 

to 1755.) and Anna (d. prior to 1712.) She m. 2d, 

July 23, 1734. Captain John (b. Apr. 19, 1705. d. Weston, 
Mass. 1804.) s. of Captain Abraham Brown (b. Aug. 26, 
1671 d. Nov. 27, 1729.) and Mary Hyde (b. June 21, 1673. 
d. Nov. 29, 1723.) Hannah Bemis (577) was his 2d wife. 
Captain Brown was Selectman of Waltham 1744-48, 52; 
Representative 1748. Innholder 1737-8, and a man of un- 
common energy and enterprise. Removed to Weston 1761. 
Lived in Newton 1770-8 and returned to Weston about 1779. 
Children of Hannah Bemis by John Flagg: 609 — I. Sarah 
b. Oct. 14, 1725. d. June 1737. 610 — II. Hannah b. Jan. 
28, 1726-7 d. June 22, 1800 m. Apr. 20, 1748 Josiah (h. Aug. 
2, 1724. d. Mar. 16, 1776.) s. of Deacon William Brown (b. 
Sept. 3, 1684. d. Oct. 28, 1756.) and his 2d wife Sarah Bond, 
(b. May 30 1690 d. June 10, 1777.) They had: all b. Wal- 
tham. a. William b. Jan. 22, 1749. d. July 2, 1816. m. ist, 
in 1779 Sarah May; m. 2d, in 1787; Elizabeth Livermore. b. 
Anna b. Nov. 22, 1751 d. Aug. 15, 1756. c. Josiah b. Jan. 
21, 1754. m. Jan. 2, 1777. Susannah Clark, d. Sarah b. Sept. 
28, 1758. d. Mar. 4, 1781; m. in 1779 Rev. Ebenezer Wright. 



62 History of the Bemis Family. 



6ii — III. Maryh. Feb. 2, 1728-9(1. prior to 1766 m. Jan. 
I, 1750-51. Moses (b. Feb. 22, 1722.) s. of Samuel Sanderson 
(b. May 28, 1681 k. by lightning July 8, 1722.) and Mercy 
Gale, (b. Sept. 16, 1683. d. May 8, 1776.) After Mary's 
(611) death, Moses Sanderson m. 2d, Elizabeth Goddard. 
Children by Mary (611): a. Sarah b. Feb. 9, 1752. b. Lois 
bap. Mar 24, 1754. c. Moses bap. July 18, 1756. 612 — IV. 
John b. Mar 21, 1730-1; m. May 28, 1754. Patience, (b. 
Jan. 20, 1729-30) dau. of Jeremiah Whittemore (d. Concord, 
Mass. Mar. 31, 1783, aged 88 years.) and Patience Reed (b. 
Woburn Dec. 3, 1697 d. Weston, Oct. 24, 1745.) John 
Flagg settled in Spencer, Mass. where he kept a Public House 
returning to Waltham in 1767 where he was also an Inn- 
keeper. They had: a Patience b. Spencer May 21 1755 (?) 
m. Nov. 16, 1777, William Hobart, b. John jr. b. Apr. 15, 
1762, m. (pub. int. Mar. 15, 1782.) Lois Child. 613 — V. 
Samuel, b. June 18, 1733. m. May 6, 1756. Grace (703) 
(b. Nov. 7, 1739 d. Spencer) dau. of Deacon Samuel Fiske 
(b. Jan. 4, 1709. d. Mar. 29, 1761.), and Anna Bemis (690) 
They removed to Spencer. Children: a. Susanna b. Waltham 
Nov. 7, 1760. m. Feb. 20, 1782 Solomon Cook of Charlton- 
b. Sarah b. Spencer, Mar. 17, 1763. m. May 8, 1793. John 
Guilford, c. Samuel b. July 24, 1765. d. Hannah b. Sept. 19, 
1767. m. Dec. 24, 1789. Elias Adams, e. Esther m. Apr. 26, 
1791, James Adams of Brookfield, Mass. /. Polly, m. July 5, 
1796, John Bemis {\\22) of Paxton. g. Josiah m. Dec. 29, 
1796. Mary Adams of Brookfield, Mass. Children of Hannah 
(577) by her 2d m. with Captain John Brown. 614 — VI. 
Sarah b. Nov. i, 1738: 615 — VII. Anna, b. Dec. 29, 1740 
d. Aug. 15, 1756. 616 — VIII. Johji b. Apr. 30, 1743, d. in 
Me. 1824-5. He was one of the Boston Tea Party and 
fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He m. ist, Dec. 11, 
1765. Hepzibah Wesson of Lincoln, Mass. who d. soon; and 
he m. 2d, Abigail Bemis, the mother of his children. He m. 
3rd, the wid. Sarah Coolidge. Children by 2d m. a. 
Abigail m. John Wetherbee, who d. 1841. They had i. 
Abigail and 2. Rebecca (twins) 3. Joshua d. at birth. 4. 
Samuel drowned aged 15 or 16; 5. Eliza m. a Pollard. 6; 
William. 7 ; Anna m. a Canfield, and d. at Newbury, N. Y. 



History of the Bcvtis Family. 63 

1845. b. Hepzibah m. Isaac Bradley and d. 1845. They 
had: i. William who m. 2. Joseph, insane. 3. Eliza Jane 
m. a Field of Waltham. 4. Anne Maria m. a Morton, c. 
John d. Cambridge, N. H. Mar. 18, 1852. aged 70 yrs. m. a 
Coolidge, a dau. of his father's 2d wife; they had: i. 
Catherine. 2. Granville. 3. Emeline. 4. Angeline. 5. Rown. 

6. Lois. 7. Rolanson. d. Charles, b. Mar. 16, 1784. d. Sept. 
II, 1851. m. Mar. 25, 1810. Polly (b. Feb. 17, 1792) dau. 
of Cornelius and Patience Peterson. They had : i. Sally 
b. Mar. 29, 181 1. m. Joshua Flagg. 2. Mary A. b. Aug. 19, 
1812. m. Thomas J. Bailey 3. Timothy, b. Nov. 28, 1814. m. 
Mary Hart of Newton 4. Betsy b. July 30, 1816 m. Warren 
A. Fuller of Sherburu. 5. Charles b. June 30, 1819. 6. Cor- 
nelius H. b. Mar. 5, 1821. m. Mary C. Miner of Newton. 

7. John M. b. May 24, 1822. 8. William J. b. Aug. 4, 1823. 
9. Hirman J. b. Dec. 9, 1825. 10. Benjamin, b. Aug. 16, 
1827. II. Joseph W. b. Dec. 27, 1829. of Canton, Me; 12. 
Abigail K. b. Apr. i, 1831 m. William McClary. 13. Hen- 
derson E. b. Aug. 15, 1834. e. William, m. a Kendall of N. 
Y. State and d. aged 83. s. p ; / Sarah b. Mar. 5, 1787. m. 
Olcutt Kennard, and had: i. Henry b. Sept. 17, 1810. 2. 
Sarah, b. July 30, 1814. m. David Ambrose Davis of N. Y. 
City. 3. Cornelia 4. Catherine (twins) b. July 15, 1818. both 
d. 1852. 617 — IX. Josiah b. and d. 1745. 618 — X. Phinc- 
has b. May 30, 1747. d. July 6, 1818. He was a skilful 
Surveyor, a successful farmer, good neighbor and intelligent 
magistrate and Legislator. He served several months in the 
Continental Army, and was at the Battle of Saratoga. 
He kept a store and was the first trader in Stockbridge, Mass. 
He was a Surveyor on the so-called " New Hampshire 
Grants". He settled in New Haven, Vt. in 1784, which 
Town he repeatedly represented in the Vermont Legislature. 
Member of the Constitutional Convention 1786. Alderman of 
the City of Vergennes,Vt. and Civil Magistrate for more than 
twenty years. He m. ist, at Stockbridge, Mass. Oct. 1775. 
Sarah (b. June 30 1753 d. Aug. 10 1800.) dau. of Joseph 
Patterson (b. Aug. 27, 1710.) and Lydia Mereaul of 
Newton. He m. 2d, May 6, 1802. Mrs. Elizabeth (Backus) 
Rosseter, (b. Nov. 24, 1766. d. Salisbury, Vt. July 20, 



64 History of the Bernis Family. 



1828.) wid. of Timothy Rosseter and dau. of Sylvanus 
Backus aud Elizabeth Gamble of Wyndham, Conn. 
Children by ist m. a. Mary b. Stockbridge. July 25, 1776. 
d. Sept. 15, 17S8. b. Erastus b. Stockbridge Aug. 31, 1778. 
d. Sacket's Harbor, Oct. 15, 1813. unm. c. Chester b. 
Stockbridge, Oct. 5, 1780. d. Waltham, Vt. Sept. 30, 18 10 
m. at Waltham in 1803. Hebe Backus, d. Sarah, b. Stock- 
bridge Dec. 27, 1783. m. Waltham, Vt. Dec. 27, 1809. Richard 
Burroughs, e. Lydia b. New Haven, Vt. Sept. 11, 1786. d. 
Apr. 29, 1808, unm. /. Mary b. in Vt. May 15, 1790 m. at 
Vergennes Vt. Apr. 25, 18 19. William Burritt. g. Sophia b. 
June 7, 1793. m. Waltham, Vt. Oct. i, 18 18, Abraham Mc- 
Kenzie. //. Nancy b. Feb. 27, 1796. ra. Oct. 12, 1818, 
Elijah Benton. /. Phinehas b. June 22, d. June 23, 1799, 
Child of 2d m. /'. William Phinehas b. July 9, 1804. m. 
in the county of of Shelby Ala. Aug. 9, 1846. Margaret 
Elizabeth Warwick Stevens. 6i8a— XI. Z,m b. Aug. 17, 
1748. m. Dec. 31, 1765. Ephraim (b. Mar. 31, 1743.) s. 
of Thomas Peirce of Weston (b. Oct. 4, 1705.) and Mary 
Hewes. They had : a. Walter b. July 20, 1766. b. Lois b. 
Jan. 26, 1769. c. Ephraim, b. Sept. 5, 1770. 



566. Joseph Bemis. Ciojohn. i. Joseph.) m. Oct. 15, 1706. Elizabeth Peirce 
(b. Sept. 9, 1687.) dau. of Joseph Peirce and Martha . 

CHILDREN. 

b. Watertown, Mass. 

619— I. Elizabeth b. July 11, 1707. m. ist. about 1727, James (See 
596) (b. Aug. 3, 1696. d. Prior to 1745-) s. of James 
Barnard (b. Jan. 14, 1666-7 d. Jan. 23, 1726.) and Judith 
Jennison, (b. Aug. 13, 1667.) (Judith Jennison Barnard 
became the 3rd wife oi John Bemis {\6). Elizabeth (619) 
Barnard m. 2d, Oct. 27, 1745, Daniel (his 3rd wife) (b. 
June 21, 1690. d. after 1746.) s. of John Bond (b. Dec. 
1652 d. Mar. i, 1690-1.) and Hannah Coolidge, (b. Feb. 
29, 1656-7 d. 1698.) Children by ist m. with James 
Barnard : 629— I. Jonas b. Feb. 21, 1728-9, m. Dec. 7, 1752. 



History of the Bemis Family. 65 

Abigail (b. Oct. 26, 1731.) dau. of John Vilas of Waltham. 
(d. Feb. 4, 1774.) aud Susanna Betnis {^^6.) They had : 
a: Jonas b. June 24, 1753. b. Samuel b. Jan. 25, 1755. c. 
Abigail b. Oct. 4, 1756. d. Sarah b. Mar 25, 1758 m. 
Dec. 30, 1 778 John Randall, said to have been one of the 
Boston " Tea Party. " c. Daniel b. Apr. 21, 1760. m. July 
28, 1793 Betsy Steadman. / Lydia bap. Mar. 1762. g. 
Jonas 2d, bap. Dec. 1767. h. Thomas bap. Jan. 29, 1769. /. 
Elizabeth bap. July 14, 1771. 630 — II. Sanmelh. Sept. 27, 
1730 631 — III. James b. Nov. 11, 1735; by wife Sarah 
had : a. David b. Aug. 7, 1760; this family removed in 
Apr. 1762. to Cambridge, Mass. 632 — IV. David b. May 
18, 1739, m. Oct. 9, 1766. Lydia (bap. Jan. 13, 1744-5.) dau. 
of Phinehas Warren of Waltham (b. June 21, 1718. d. June 
30, 1797.) and Grace Hastings, (b. Apr. 2, 1720. d. Sept. 7, 
1805.) Children of {6iq) Elizabeth by her 2d m. with Daniel 
Bond: 633 — V. Elisabeth h. July 20, 1743. d. Oct. 6, 1790. 
m. Mar. 24, 1773. Major Samuel Barnard (bap. June 19, 
1737. d. Aug. 8, 1782.) He was one of the Boston "Tea 
Boys" and a major in the Revoloutionary Army. The s. of 
Samuel Barnard (b. July 19, 1699. d. 1762.) and Susanna 
Harrington (b. Sept. 9, 171 1. d. Jan. 6, 1790.) They had: 

a. Hannah b. Mar. 25, 1775 m. Sept. 5, 1791. Aaron Davis, 
and had five children, b. Samuel b. July 22,1776, of Salem 
Mass. c. Elizabeth b. Jan. 3, 1778. m. Daniel H. Painter of 
Wat. d. Leonard b. Dec. 13, 1779. e. Isaac b. Dec. 4, 1781. 
634 — Yl. Joseph h. May 22, 1746 d. Dec. 26, 1775. m. May 
ID, 1769, Anna Lawrence, (b. Feb. 2, 1746. d. Apr. 1801.) 
They had : a. Joseph b. Jan. 16, 1770. m. Boston, Mass. Nov. 
16, 1794 Ruth Crittenden, and had four children, b. Stephen 

b. Sept. 22, 1771. On a voyage to England in 1792, he was 
captured by the French, and never returned, but was living 
in France in 18 18. 

620 — II. Mary b. June 11, 1709 d. prior to 1738. m. Sept. 18, 1727. 
Josiah. (b. Mar. 30, 1706.) s. of James Priest (d. Weston, 
Mass. Mar. 4, 1756, aged 81 yrs.) and his wife Sarah 

. When his wife Mary (620) died, Josiah Priest 

m. 2d, Jan 16, 1738-9, Mary Brown of Concord, by 
whom he had nine children. Children by ist m. 635 — I. 



66 History of the Bemis Family. 

Mary bap. Mar. 12, 1732: 636— II. Mary 2d, bap. Oct. 7, 
1733: 637— III. Elizabeth bap. June 23, 1734. 

621— III. Sarah b. Nov. 11, 1711 m. Mar. 12, 1746-7 (his 2d wife) 

Bezaleel (b. Mar. 23, 1710-1 1. d. Jan. 21, 1749-) s. of Michael 
Flagg, (b. Mar. 23, 1650-1. d. Oct. 16, 171 1.) and his 2d wife 
Mrs. Mary (Lawrence) Earl. (b. Dec. 4, 1671.) Children: 
638— I. Mary b. Jan. 14, 1747-8. m. (?) May 9, 1767. Joshua 
(b. Oct. 19, 1742.) of Waltham and Weston, and s. of George 
and Hannah Peirce of Weston. They had: a. Jacob, b. 
Waltham July 23, 1767. b. Sarah b. Waltham Sep. 18, 1769. 
c. Eunice b. Weston Oct. 28, 1771. d. Nahum b. Feb. 7, 
1774. e. Polly b. July 2, 1776./ Abigail b. Nov. i, 1778. 
g. Ichabod b. May 3, 1781. /'. Lydia b. Dec. 11, 1783- /• 
Joel b. Dec. 28, 1785. j. Grace b. June 18, 1790. 

622 — IV. ? Hannah (There is a slight doubt as to whether she was a 

dau. of Joseph, but the probability is that she was.) She m. 
July 20, 1737. Moses (b. June 20, 1709.) s. of Samuel Jones 
(b. July 9, 1677. d. Jan. 17, 1717-18.) and Mary Woolson (b. 
Nov. 28, 1673.) Children b. Weston, Mass. 639— I. Moses 
b. Oct. 9, 1737. m. (?) May 7, 1786 Hepzibah Dilloway. 
640 — II. Joseph, b. Dec. 4, 1739. 641 — III. Solomon b. Apr. 
30, 1742. 642— IV. Mary b. Dec. 23, 1744. 643 — V. 
Hannah b. Sept. 23, 1747. 

623— V. Susannah. Jan. 13, 1714-15. d. Nov. 28, 1785. Probably m. 

624 — VI. Dinah b. Apr. 23, 1718. m. Nov. i, 1738 Jonathan of Weston., 

(b. 1714.) s. of Joseph Stratton (b. Jan. 13, 1666) and Sarah 
How (b. 1672.) Children b. Weston, Mass. 644 — I. f-ucy 
bap. 1739. m. Nov. 25, 1756. Daniel (b. Nov. 24, 1734.) s. 
of Daniel and Mary Livermore of Weston. They had: a. 
Daniel b. May 26, 1758 m. 1787, Sarah Tilton of Sudbury. 
b. Lucy b. Feb. 24, 1760. 645 — II. Mary b. Nov. 24, 1740. 
d. Sept. 1742. 646 — III. Mary 2d, b. Dec. 20. 1742 d. Nov. 
II, 1832 m. ist, July 9, 1761. William Bond. (b. Weston 
Dec. 20, 173S. d. Feb. 2, 1781.) Soldier in the expedition 
against the French on Lakes George and Champlain, 1758-9 ; 
and s. of William Bond (b. Feb. i, 1687-8. d. June 21, 1745.) 
and his 2d wife, Elizabeth Benjamin (b. Mar. 22, 1697-8.) 
Mary (646) m. 2d. Oct. 18, 1781. Bezaleel Flagg of Waltham 



History of the Beinis Family. 67 

(b. May 19, 1732. d. Aug. 19 1806,) his 2d wife Mary's (646) 
Aunt Sarah (621) m. her 2d husband's father, Bezaleel Flagg 
sen. By ist m. with WilUam Bond, there were : a. Eliza- 
beth b. Oct. 3, 1762. d. Sept. 17, 1809. m. Apr. 26, 1781 
Nathan Sanderson of Waltham. b. Rhoda b. Nov. 14, 1764. 
d. Sep. 20. 1803. m. Bezaleel Flagg, 3rd son of her stepfather 
above, c. Anna b. June 30, 1768. m. June 21, 1785 Nathan 
Locke. Mary (646) by 2d m. had: d. Amos b. May 24, 1784. 
647 — IV. Beulah b. Jan. 17, 1744. m. Mar. 14, 1764. Solo- 
mon (b. Feb. 8, 1741.) s. of James Jones of Weston, and 
Abigail Garfield, (b. Mar. 5, 1707-8.) and had: a. Moses b. 
Jan. 20, 1765. 648 — V. Jonathan b. Mar. 8, 1746. m. Sept. 
20, 1768. Sarah (b. Jan. 16, 1747-8) dau. of Shubael Child 
and Sarah Stratton of Weston. 649 — VI. Daniel b. May 9, 
1748. m. Oct. 2, 1775, Martha Fuller of Newton, Mass. they 
had: a. Daniel b. Apr. 22, 1777 of Harvard, m. May 23, 

1800, Sally Smith, b. Betsy, b. Nov. 24, 1778 m. Apr. 2, 

1801, Jedde Thayer of Roxbury, she d. 1846. s. p. c. Patty 
b. July 31, 1780. m. Apr. 11, 1813. Henry Coggin of Natick. 
d. Nancy (twin) b. July 31, 1780 m. May 21, 1801. Robert 
Fiske of Waltham. e. Josiah b. Oct. 20, 178-. /. Dana b 
Dec. 13, 1784. g. Samuel b. Dec. 5, 1787. h. Miranda b 
May I, 1790 m. Apr. i, 1810 Enoch Jones. 650 — VII 
Isaac b. June 26, 1751 : 651 — VIII. Elisha b. Oct. 2, 1753 
m. Sept. 18, 1776. Mehitable (b. Apr. 21, 1756. d. a wid 
Sept. 25, 1842.) dau. of Thomas Russel and Hepzibah Nichols 
of lyCxington. They had: a. Sukey b. Oct. 7, 1780. m 
Feb. 10, 1807. Joseph Cheney, b. Thomas b. Oct. 17, 1782 
m. Mar. 29, 1812. Eunice Smith, c. Charles, b. June i, 1785 
m. Oct. 9, 1808 Betsy Hobbs. d. Harriet b. Jan. 4, 1790. m 
1815. Jonathan F. Hurd. e. Almira b. Mar. 29, 1793. /. 
Elisha b. Mar. 4, 1795. g. George b. June 3, 1798. 652 — IX 
Elisabeth b. Sept. 25, 1757. m. Mar. 4, 1775. Joseph (b. Oct 
7, 1752.) s. of Samuel Seaverns and Sarah Jennison of Wes- 
ton. They had : a. Betsy b. Aug. 19, 1775. m. Nov. 30, 
1797. Arthur Traine. b. Eunice b. July 27, 1777. m. Dec. 26, 
1797. Marshall Spring, c. Samuel b. Oct. 30, 1779. m. May 
28, 181 1, Clarissa Fuller, d. Grace b. Dec. 2, 1781. m. Nov. 
4, 1805 Enoch Fiske jr. c. Sally b. Oct. i, 1783./. Charlotte 



68 History of the Beniis Family. 

b. Sept. 9, 1785. m. Mar. 16, 1806. Peter Lyon. g. Faithful 
b. June 28, 1787. m. Apr. 24, 1808. George W. Hoogs. h. 
Joseph b. Apr. 15, 1796. 

625 — VII. Abigail b. Apr. 3, 1720. 

626 — VIII. Joseph b. Apr. 10, 1723. d. Waltham, Mass. 

627— IX. Benjamin b. Apr. 19, 1725, of Spencer, Mass. m. Sep. 1748 

Mrs. Sarah Bright, wid. of Henry Bright jr. Child : 652a. 
Mary b. Spencer, May 16, 1749. 

628 — X. Kezia b. Aug. 7, 1726 m. Feb. 6, 1744-5 Samuel (b. Feb. 6, 

17 18-19) s. of Samuel Parkhurst of "Waltham (b. Apr. 11, 
1688.) and Sarah Shattuck (b. Oct. 26, 1696. d. 1745.) 
Child: 653. Susa7ina\)aL^. Mar. 23, 1746. 



626. Joseph Bemis. (566 Joseph. 10 John. i. Joseph.) m. Ruth Simons 
(Perhaps Elizabeth Warren.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 

Ruth b. July 20, 1746. 

Joseph b. Sep. 23, 1748. 

Elizabeth (Betsy) b. Sep. 7, 1750. m. July 6, 1775, John 
Frost of Weston. 

Sarah b. June 24, 1753. 

Charity b. Feb. 21, 1755. 

VI. Abigail b. May 18, 1759. m. Sept. 11, 1787 Cooper Frost of 
Weston. They were dismissed from Waltham to the church 
in Cambridge, June 22, 1788. 

660 — VII. Sylvester b. Nov. 25, 1761. d. Chester, Mass. Feb. 23, 1831. 

661--VIII. Phebe b. Nov. 6, 1763. 

662 — IX. Mary b. Nov. 13, 1765. m. ist, Stephen Palmer. She m. 
2d, Ebenezer Day. 

663 — X. Kezia bap. May 15, 1768. 

664 — XI. Benjamin b. June 30, 1771. 



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History of the Beiiiis Fatnily. 69 

660. Sylvester Bemis. (626. Joseph. 566. Joseph. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. Spencer June 16, 1785. Molly Beniis (1706.) He went from Spencer to 
Chester, Mass. in the spring of 1786, cleared land and built a house, returning to 
Spencer for winter. The following spring he took his wife and dau. Sally, the 
only one of his children born in Spencer, to Chester and settled. He prospered 
exceedingly and died a rich man. 



CHILDREN. 

all but first b. in Chester. 

Sally b. Nov. 13, 1785. m. Smith and had two .sons. 

Amasa b. Dec. 15, 1788. d. Mar. 15, 1808. 

Polly b. Aug. 9, 1791 m. Elias Howe (1714.) 

Betsy b. Oct. 21, 1793. m. Salmon Belden. 

Sylvester b. Mar. 18, 1796. He m. and had one s. 675. 

George who lives in Russell, Mass. 

670 — VI. IvUcy b. Sept. 8, 1798. m. Liberty Howe, and had two sons 

and three daus. 

671 — VII. Joshua b. Jan. 9, 1801. d. May 21, 1804. 

. 672 — VIII. Joseph b. Nov. 24, 1803. d. July 6, 1853. m. Rood. 

673— IX. Joshua 2d, b. July 3, 1806 d. Chester Sept. 16, 1880. 

674 — X. Ruth b. Nov. 17, 1808. m. Washington Stevens and had: 

676 — I. Wilson who d. in the army during the Rebellion. 
677 — II. Homer, a Police magistrate at Westfield, Mass. 

573. Captain Joshua Bemis. (660. Sylvester. 626. Joseph. 566. 
Joseph. ID. John. i. Jo.seph.) m. Chester, Dec. 18, 1828. Mary (b. Granby, 
Conn. May 7, 1809. d. Chester, Mass. Sept. 23, 1866.) dau. of Levi Clark, (d. 
Granby, Ct.) and Annie Carter, (b. Granby, Ct. d. Agawam, Mass.) Mr. Bemis 
inherited his father's 800-acre farm at Chester. He was a captain in the Militia 
and a Selectman of Chester. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Chester, Mass. 

678 — I. Daniel Webster b. Apr. 11, 1832. m. at Chester, Mass. May 
16, 1855. Mary Wood, (b. Chester, June 30, 1832.) dau. of 



70 History of the Bemis Family. 

Rufus Tinker of Chester, and L,ouisa Graham (b. and d. at 
Huntington, Mass.) Child: 682 — Edward Webster (Pro- 
fessor) b. Springfield, Mass. Apr. 7, i860, m. Oct. 28, 1889 
Annie I,ouise (b. Natick, Mass.) dau. of Rev. George W. 
Sargent. They have : 683. JVa/tcr Sargent b. Chicago, 
111. Jan. 2, 1893. 

Prof. Bemis (586) was fitted for college at Springfield, Mass. 
High School; graduated at Amherst in 1880, taking highest 
honors in History and Political Economy. He also gradu- 
ated at Johns Hopkins College, Baltimore. He was Professor 
of Sociology at Chicago University until he resigned in 1895; 
owing to a controversy with the Faculty. 

679 — II. William Marshall b. Mar. 19, 1835. m. at Greenfield, Mass. 

May I, 1873. Mary Bird Adair. 

680 — III. Joshua Winthrop b. May 2, 1841. 

681— IV. Louis Sylvester b. Oct. 5, 1845. 



680. Joshua Winthrop Bemis. (573. Joshua. 660. Sylvester. 626. 
Joseph. 566. Joseph. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Chester, Mass. Aug. 28, 1862, 
Francis L,oretta L,eonard. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Chester, Mass. 

Annie M; m. at Chester Sep. 15, 1886. Charles E. Clapp. 
Jessie W ; m. at Chester Apr. 4, 1888, Dwight E. Sherman. 
Frank L. 

Charlena ; m. at Chester Sep. 9, 1893. Hubert B. Scott. 
Wilfred W ; d. Chester Oct. 16, 1888. 



567. John Bemis. (id. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist. May 8, 1710. Hannah, 
(b. Jan. 25, 1690-1 d. prior to 1713.) dau. of Daniel Warren, (b. Oct. 6, 1653.) 
and Elizabeth Whitney, (b. June 9, 1756.) He m. 2d, Apr. 2, 1713. Anna, (b. 
1690) dau. of Samuel Livermore. (b. about 1640. d. 1690.) and Anna Bridge, (b. 
1646. d. Aug. 28, 1727.) After John Bemis died, his wid. m. Dec. 5, 1769, 
Josiah Smith. 

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CHII^DREN. 

by ist, m. b. Watertowu, Mass. 

689 — I. John. b. Feb. 11, 1711-12. 

by 2d, m. 

690 — II. Anna. b. Apr. 29, 1714. d. Waltham, a wid. Jan. 9, 1793. 

m. ist Feb. 26, 1734-5 Samuel, (b. Jan. 4, 1709. d. Mar. 29, 
1761.) s. of William Fiske (b. Feb. 23, 1663-4 d. 1742.) and 
Hannah Smith, (b. Dec. 27, 1672. d. Dec. 7, 1728.) 
Anna m. 2d, Apr. 26, 1763. Hopestill Bent of East Sudbury, 
Mass. Children : by ist. m. 701 — I. Anna b. Wat. Jan. 
14, 1735-6. d. June 2, 1800; m. July 17, 1755. Samuel (b. 
■ May 6, 1726 d. May 6, 1793.) s. of Samuel and Rebecca Gale, 
of Waltham. They had: a. Samuel b. Sept. 11, 1756. d. in 
the autumn of 1776 unm. in the continental army. b. Jacob 
b. Apr. 14, 1758. c. Anne b. Feb. 28, 1759- m- Sept. 23, 
1780, John Cutting of East Sudbury, d. Alpheus b. 1761. of 
Waltham. m. July 5, 1787. Lydia Hammond. 702 — II. 
Elisabeth bap. Aug. 28, 1737. m. May 6, 1756. Nathan Hobbs 
of Weston. 703 — III. Grace b. Nov. 7, 1739. m. May 6, 
1756. Samuel (b. June 18, 1733.) s. of John Flagg (b. Sept. 
21, 1700. k. accidentally Mar. 14, 1733-4.) ^"d Hannah 
Bemis, (577.) They moved to Spencer: They had: a. 
Susanna b. Waltham Nov. 7, 1760 m. Feb. 20, 1782 Solomon 
Clark of Charlton, b. Sarah b. Spencer Mar. 17, 1763. m. 
May 8, 1793. John Guildford, c. Samuel b. July 24, 1785. d. 
Hannah b. Sept. 19, 1767. m. Dec. 24, 1789, Elias Adams. 
e. Esther b. Apr. 26, 1791. m. James Adams of Brookfield, 
Mass. f. Mary m. July 5, 1796. John Bemis (1130) of Pax- 
ton, g. Josiah m. Dec. 29, 1796 Mary Adams of Brookfield. 
704 — IV. Samuel b. Nov. 2, 1741. of Waltham; m. Oct. 29, 
1 76 1. Abigail (bap. Aug. 20, 1738.) dau. of Andrew White 
jr. (b. Dec. 29, 1700.) and Jane Dix. (b. Nov. 18, 
1702. d. Dec. 31, 1793.) They had: a. Abigail b. 
Feb. 9, 1762. m. Jan. 8, 1784. Joel Harrington, b. 
Anna b. Apr. 11, 1764. m. ( ? ) June 7, 1783, Peter Edes 
of Waltham. c. Elijah b. Sept. 21, 1765. m. Sept. 8, 1793. 
Lydia Livermore. d. Jonathan, b. Dec. 14, 1767. d. in in- 



•J2 History of the Bemis Family. 



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fancy, e. Jonas, b. Apr. 12, 1768. m. ist, May 26, 1793. 
Ruth Peirce (d. Jan. 19, 1799.) He m. 2d, Mar. 27, 1800. 
Abigail Peirce, sister of his first wife. /. Samuel b. Sept. 
24, 1769. d. Dec. 30, 1834. m. Hannah Babcock of Milton. 
g. WiUiam b. Dec. 20, 1770. m. May 8, 1794. Eunice 
White, h. Frances b. Aug. 24, 1772. m. Oct. 21, 1798 Sarah 
Livermore of Waltham. t. Robert b. Mar. 15, d. June 30, 
1774. y. Robert 2d, b. June 9, 1775. d. Feb. 18, 1843. m. 
Nancy Stratton of Weston. /-.Polly b. June 20, 1777. m. 
Sept. 13, 1798. Edward Child. /. Nathan b. Dec. 6, 1779. m. 
Anna L. Mason of Cambridge. 705 — V. Susamia b. Oct. 6, 
1743. m. Aug. 20, 1761. Eliphalet (d. prior to 1758.) perhaps 
a s. of Joseph Hastings of Waltham (b. Jan. 3, 1684-5.) and 
Lydia Brown (b. Dec. 30, 1697. d. prior to Dec. 15, 1730.) 
Eliphalet's estate was administered by his brother Josiah, in 
1758. They had: a. Lucy b. Sept. 30, 1761. i^. Elias b. 
Feb. 13, 1763. m. in Weston Feb. 9, 1786. Lucretia Whit- 
ney, c. Susanna bap. Feb. 17, 1765, d. Sept. 8, 1775. d. 
Louisa Ann, bap. Apr. 19, 1767. d. Aug. 31, 1775. e. 
William bap. Sept. 17, 1769 m. Framingham 1791, Betsy 
Abbot. 706— VI. Lvcy b. Nov. 21, 1746. m. May 10, 1764 
Enoch Hammond of Newton. 707 — VII. WiUiam b. Dec. 28, 
1753. grad. of Harvard 1772. d. Aug. 13, 1803. Justice of 
the Peace at Waltham, m. ist, Nov. 1776. Hannah (b. Apr. 
30, 1751.) dau. of Samuel Cook of Windham, and Susanna 
Cook (b. Oct. 23, 1717. d. Feb. 10, 175-) He m. 2d, Ruth 
Smith. He had by his 2d m. a. William b. Mar. 13, 1777. 
b. Ruth b. Apr. 15, 1783. m. 1801. Abner Wellington, c. 
Charles b. July 15, 1785 d. 1847. d. Cyrus b. Apr. 5, 1787. 
e. James b. June 14, 1789. /. John. b. Sept. 7, 1791. g. 
Edwin b. Feb. 5, 1794. //. Benjamin Franklin b. Aug. 17, 
1796. i. Caroline b. Aug. 11, 1799- 

Josiah b. Feb. 29, 17 15-16. 

Abraham b. Dec. 27, 1717. 

Grace b. Nov. 5, 1719. (for m. and children see 584.) 

Lydia b. Apr. 5, 1721. m. May 9, 1746. Captain Jonas Dix. 
of Waltham (b. May 21, 1721. d. Aug. 30, 1783.) He was 
Captain, a Civil Magistrate; Selectman 21 years. Assessor 



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History of the Beinis Family. 73 

18 years, and Representative for Waltham, 1764-1783. He 
was the s. of John Dix (b. Mar. 6, 1672-3 d. abt. 1726.) and 
Martha Lawrence (b. 1674-6.) Children : 708 — I. Jonas b. 
Feb. 19, 1748-9. d. Aug. 12, 1796. grad. Harvard 1769. 
Selectman of Waltham 1780-86. m. Jan. 20, 1778, Elizabeth 
West of Boston. (His wid. m. May 13, 1802. Tilly Buttrick 

of Princeton, Mass.) They had : a. Lydia b. 14, 1778. 

m. Nov. 22, 1798, Nathan Upham. b. Elizabeth b. June 24, 
1783. m. Jan. 18, 1802. Colonel David Townsend jr. of 
Waltham. c. Mary b. Aug. 12, 1784. ^. Jonas b. Oct. 15, 
1786. e. Thomas b. Oct. 27, 1788. /. West b. Oct. 21, 1790. 
g. Jane b. Jan. 7, 1793. unm. 709 — II. Mary b. Sept. 16, 
1751. m. Jan. 20, 1774. Abijah (,b. Dec. 26, 1745. d. Aug. 8, 
1802.) of Waltham. s. of Lieut. Elisha Livermore. (b. Jan. 
9, 1720. d. Feb. 13, 1795.) and Sarah Bigelow (b. May 15, 
1720. d. 1783.) They had: a. Lydia b. Nov. 5, 1774. m. 
Sept. 8, 1793. Elijah Fiske. b. Mary b. Nov. 15, 1776 d. 
young, c. Mary 2d, b. Sept. 30, 1778. d. Sarah b. Jan. i, 
1781. m. Oct. 21, 1798. Francis Fiske. e. Jonas b. Aug. 16, 
1783. /. Elisha b. July 26, 1785. m. in 1808 Elizabeth Gove 
of Lincoln, g. Harriet b. Sept. 25, 1787. m. Apr. 181 1 Pren- 
tice Child, h. Abigail b. June 26, 1790 m. Oct. 28, iSio, 
Henry Bryant Dix. i. Thomas b. Oct. 4, 1792. 

Abijah b. Mar. 16, 1722-3 d. Paxton, Mass. June 19, 1790. 

Elisha b. Mar. 20, 1725-6. P.iit 

Elizabeth b. Mar. 23, 1727-8. 

Nathanial b. May 6, 1730. 

Susanna b. Apr. 3, 1732. m. Nov. 15, 1753. Elisha (b. Nov. 

11, 1728.) s. of Lieut. Thomas Garfield of Weston (b. Dec. 

12, 1680 d. Weston Feb. 4, 1752.) and Mercy Bigelow (b. 
1686. d. Feb. 28, 1744-5.) Children: 710— I. Elisha b. Oct. 
18, 1755 d. Sept. 1756. 711— II. Anna b. Dec. 2, 1757. m. 
Apr. 30, 1780. Jonas (b. Sept. 19, 1750.) s. of Jonas Peirce 
(b. 1717 d. Jan. 6, 1805.) and Mary Adams (d. Aug. 19, 
1806.) They had: a. Thomas Dakin b. Jan. 4, 1783. 
712 — III. Sjisafma b. Nov. 9, 1759 m. Dec. 30, 1784. Edward 
(b. Jan. 21, 1761) s. of Colonel Abijah Brown (b. Nov. 27 



74 History of the Bemis Family. 

1736. d. lyiucoln May 25, 1818.) aud Sarah Stearns of Wal- 
tham. (b. Oct. 26, 1736. d. after Mar. i, 1769.) This family 
settled in Rindge, N. H. They had : a. Abijah. b. Susan 
m. Augustus Fowle of Woburn, now of Rindge, N. H. c. 
Edward, d. Polly unm. of Rindge, N. H. 713 — IV. Mary 
b. Apr. 29, 1761. 714 — N.Lucy'b. Aug. 6, 1763. 715 — VI. 
Elisha 2d, b. Feb. 9, 1766. d. Aug. 28, 1803. 716 — VII. 
Lydia, b. Feb. 16, 1768. 717 — VIII. Enoch b. Mar. 14, 1770 
d. Sept. 16, 1775. 718 — IX. Abijah b. Apr. 19, 1772. of 
Lincoln, m. ist. Mar. i, 1801 Hannah Stearns, who d. Nov. 
27, 1805. aged 26 yrs. and he m. 2d, Mar. 29, 1807, Seraph 
Colburn. Children by ist m. a. Abijah b. and d. Waltham 
in Nov. 1803. b. Hannah b. Waltham Jan. i, 1805. by 2d. 
m. c. Abijah 2d, b. Lincoln July 4, 1807. d. Jonas b. Sept. 
22, 1808. e. John Colburn b. Sept. 20, 1810. /. Lydia b. Nov. 
19, 1812. g. Lucy Ann b. Feb. 13, 1818. 719 — X. Rebecca 
b. Nov. II, 1774. 720 — XL Enoch b. Nov. 16, 1777. m. 
ist, Mary, who d. Oct. 29, 1802., and he m. 2d, Nov. 7, 1805 
Nancy Jones. Children by ist m. a. Mary b. Mar. 11, 1800. 
b. George b. Dec. 31, 1801. By 2d m. c. Eliza Ann, b. June 
24, 1806. d. Elisha b. Apr. 1808. e. Susan b. Sep. 23, 1810. 
/. Sarah b. June 20, 1813. g. Eli b. June 8, 1816. 

700 — XII. Phinehas b. Mar. 24, 1734. 



689. John Bemis. (567. John. 10. John. i. Jo.seph.) of Weston, Mass. 
He m. Feb. 16, 1731-2 Hannah (b. Apr. 28, 1715.) dau. of Captain Daniel War- 
ren, (b. Apr. 30, 1686. d. prior to Nov. 1733.) and Hannah Bigelow. 

May 10, 1756 Nathanial Allen was chosen Surveyor of Highways "in room 
oi John Bemis, gone on the King's Business." (Weston Town Records.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Weston, Mass. 

721 — I. John b. Aug. 28, 1732. 

722 — 11. Timothy b. Mar. 6, 1734-5. k. Marlborough N. H. 1806. 

723 — III. Anna b. Sept. 30, 1736. 

724 — IV. Elizabeth b. Jan. 17. 1738-9. d. July 16, 1750. 



History of the Bemis Family. 75 

725 — V. Lydia b. June 10, 1741. m. in 1762 Jorlm Munroe of Lexing- 

ton, prob. s. of Jonas Munroe and Joanna Locke. 

726 — VI. Abigail b. Sept. i, 1743. d. July 25, 1750. 

727 — VII. Nathanial b. Mar. 12, 1745. 

728— VIII. Sarah b. Sept. 27, 1748, m. Oct. 28, 1768. Elisha (b. Apr. 
28, 1748.) s. of Elisha and Anna Cox, of Weston. 

729 — IX. Henry b. Jan. 28, 1750-1. 

730 — X. Jeduthan b. June 10, 1753. m. Polly Staples of Sudbury. 

731 — XI. Mary b. May 16, 1755. m. Apr. 30, 1778 William, (b. Sept. 

28, 1741.) s. of Samuel Corey of Lexington (b. Feb. 2, 1699- 
1700.) and Bethsbeba (b. Apr. i, 1704.) 

732— XII. Daniel b. Mar. 5, 1758, m. 1784 Patty Winch of Sudbury. 



722. Timothy Bemis. (689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 
Jan. 10, 1756 Martha Wesson, (d. Marlborough, Mass. Apr. 24, 1808.) He set- 
tled first at Weston, Mass, but removed to Marlborough, N. H. as early as 1776. 
He was killed by falling from a load of cornstalks. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Weston, Mass. 

734 — I. James b. Sept. 7, 1756-7. d. Dublin, N. H. Dec. 15, 1832. 

735 — II. Elizabeth b. Jan. 7, 1759. 

736 — III. Martha b. Mar. 3, 1761. d. Feb. 13, 1741. m. Josiah (b. 

Marlb. Mar. 6, 1758. d. Nov. 2, 1828.) s. of Captain James 
Lewis, an officer in the Revoloutionary War. (b. in Oxford- 
shire, Engl.) and Martha Collins (d. 1809.) Children: 
744— I. David b. Apr. 20, 1781 d. Nov. 26, 1834. m. 
Azubah Greenwood of DubHn, N. H. (d. Sept. 2, 1855.) and 
had: a. Arvilla. b. Prescott. c. Leonard. 745 — II. An7ia 
(b. Apr. 20, 1784. d. Feb. 16, 1853. m. Jan. i, 1806.) John 
Sargent (b. Dec. 19, 1780. d. Jan. 5, 1850.) They had: a. 
John Sylvester b. Sep. 29, 1808. b. Josiah L- b. May 18, 
1818. c. Martha b. Aug. 21, 1820. d. Mary b. Sept. 28, 1828. 
d. Mar. 12, 1852. 



76 History of the Bemis Family. 

737 — IV. David b. June 13, 1763. 

738 — V. Jeremiah, b. July 13, 1765. 

739 — VI. Abel. b. 1768-9. m. Mar. 4, 1793. Produce Swan. 

740 — VII. Jonathan b. July 2, 1769. d. Jan. 31, 1835. 
741 — VIII. Daniel, settled in Boston Mass. 

742— IX. Sally. 

743 — X. Timothy b. July 9, 1776. d. Malone N. Y. May 24, 1848. 



734. James Bemis. (722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) He m. ist, in 1783 Hannah (d. Feb. 9, 1785.) dau. of Joseph Frost of 
Marlb. He m. 2d, in 1786 Lois Walker of Sudbury. He moved from Weston to 
Marlborough, N. H. 

He was a soldier in the Rev. Enlisted at the age of 18. and served 3 years. 
His father was opposed to his enlisting, because he was so young ; one day how- 
ever, while chopping wood near the road, a party of men came along who were 
going to join the Army at Boston. They told him the news of the Battle of 
Lexington, and this so increased his ardor to serve his country, that he struck his 
axe into a stump, " declaring that he would never take it out, till he had struck a 
blow for the liberty of his country." He joined the party, and reached the 
Headquarters of the army just before the Battle of Bunker Hill, where he joined 
Capt. James Lewis's Company (his sister Martha's father-in-law.) Col. E. Hales 
Regiment, which marched June 29, 1777 to reinforce the Garrison at Ticonderoga. 
In Sept. 1777 Capt. James Lewis raised another Comp. in the neighborhood of 
Marlborough, in which James Bemis was also a private. 

CHILDREN. 

by ist m. 

Jonathan b. 1785. d. 1829. 

Hannah, b. Jan. 30, 1787. m. Benjamin Fairbanks of Keene, 
N. H. Children : 755 — I. Madison. 756 — II. Fratikltn. 
757 — III. Ward. 

James, b. Mar. 15, 1789. d. July 1807. 

Lois. b. Apr. 12, 1791 m. John Knowlton. They removed to 
N. Y. State, where he d. leaving a large family. 
750 — V. Thomas, b. May 7, 1793. 



746— 


I. 


747— 


IL 


748— 


III. 


749— 


IV. 



History of the Bemis Family. 77 

751 — VI. Josiah. b. Aug. 20, 1795. d. JaflFray, N. H. Mar. 6, 1852. 

752 — VII. Betsy, b. Oct. 15, 1797. d. Sept. 1799. 

753— VIII. Eli. b. Apr. 7, 1800. d. Sep. 9, 1833. 

754 — IX. Mercy, b. Sep. 12, 1804. m. Dec. 28, 1826. Luke (b. Aug. 
4 1801.) s. of John Knowlton (b. HoUister, Mass. Jan. 24, 
1745.) and Martha Jennings, (d. Aug. 7, 1797.) Children : 
758 — I. James b. Dec. 20, 1828. m. May 23, 1854. Emelia L. 
dau. of Dexter Mason. 759 — II. Lj(ke b. Sep. 5, 1830. 
760 — III. Eli Bemis. b. Dec. 3, 1833. 761 — IV. Caroline E. 
b. Jan 27, 1836. 762 — V. Charles, b. June 23, 1838. 
763 — VI. Lois Jane. b. Mar. 10, 1842. 764 — VII. Sarah 
Ann. b. Nov. 27, 1843. 7^5 — VIII. Maria Jane. b. Sep. 3, 
1845 d. Sep. 30, 1847. 

750. Thomas Bemis. (734. James. 732. Timothy, 689. John. 567. John. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) He m. ist, in 1815. Sally Williams, she d. June 22, 1818; 
and he m. 2d, in 1821, Anna Knight of Sudbury. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Dublin, N. H. by ist m. 

766— I. Sally, b. July 22, 1816. d. Jan. 18, 1847. 

by 2d m. 

767— II. Elbridge G. b. Oct. 5, 1822. 

768— III. Elizabeth J. b. Mar. 11, 1824. m. May i, 1845. Sylvester T. 

Symonds of Rindge, N. H., Children: 771 — I. Anna L. A. b. 
Sep. I, 1846. d. Feb. i, 1854. 772 — II. Emma J. b. 
May 8, 1847. 773 — III. Ella J. b. June 5, 1851. d. Mar. 
14, 1854. 774 — IV. Dana M. b. Dec. 8, 1853. d. Jan. 23, 
1854. 

769 — IV. George Washington b. Dec. 28, 1825. 

770— V. Samuel Dana b. Feb. 8, 1833. m. Celista M. dau. of James 

E. Russell, and Anna Mason. They had : 775 — I. Bernold 
Forrest, b. Nov. 28, 1868. They lived in Dublin, N. H. 
and then in Harrisville, when it was set off from Dublin. 



78 History of the Bemis Family. 



He was chosen the first Moderator of the latter town, and 
held it for twenty years. Was elected on the first Board of 
Selectmen, and served twenty years, most of the time as its 
chairman. Memb. of Legislature 1872. Constitutional 
convention 1876. County Auditor 1884-91. Chairman of 
the School Board and held other positions. He has attended 
every session of the N. H. Legislature and every Democratic 
State Convention for 25 years. 



767. Elbridge G. Bemis. (750. Thomas. 734. James. 722. Timothy. 689. 
John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. July 21, 1844. Laviuia M. Symonds of 
Rindge, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

Lizzie A. b. May 25, 1847. 

Washington Irving, b. May 18, d. May 19, 1849. 
Lillie Y. b. Sep. 23, 1851. d. Jan. 19, 1853. 
Lillie S. b. Apr. 27, 1853. 

769. George Washington Bemis. (750. Thomas. 734. James. 722. Tim- 
othy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Oct. 28, 1848 Mary A. 
Smith. 

children. 

780 — I. Charles A. b. Sep. i, 1849. 

781 — II. George Washington, b. July 16, 1852. 

782— III. S. Dana. b. Feb. 8, 1833. 



751. JosiAH Bemis. (734. James. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10, 
John. I. Joseph.) He m. ist, Esther Riggs of Cornish. He m. 2d, Sybil Emery 
of Jafifray. He m. 3rd. Dec. 31, 1833. Sarah W. Lewis. He m. 4th, Rebecca 
Greenwood of Marlborough. 



776- 


I. 


777— 


II. 


778- 


III. 


779— 


IV. 



CHILDREN. 



783— I. Alvin J. 

784 — II. Emery. 

785— III. Sarah A. 



History of the Beinis Family. 79 

737. David Bemis (722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) He m. in 1783 Lucinda, dau. of Oliver Wright and Lois Johnson. 
They removed to Londonderry, Vt. 



CHILDREN. 

786— I. Oliver Wright, b. Jan. 31, 1784 d. Feb. 3, 1785. 

787— II. Lucinda. b. Apr. 12, 17S6. m. ist, George Washington (b. 

Mar. 2, 1783.) s. of Richard Phillips and Olive Evans, of 
Dublin, N. H. She m. 2d, July 25, 1815 Asa Wilcox of 
Surrey, N. H. Children: by ist m. 792 — I. Frcelove Paine. 
b. June 10, 1S05. d. Worcester, Mass. July 28, 1853. m. Otis 
Phillips. 793— II. U(cinda IV. b. Mar 21, 1807. d. Apr. 
15, 1847. m. June 8, 1831. William Wilson jr. of Keene, N. 
H. 794 — III. Elvira, h. May 10, 1809. d. July 30, 1827. 
m. June i, 1825 Oilman Grimes of Hancock, N. H. 795 — IV. 
George. W. A. b. June 16, 18 11. 

788— III. Patty b. Apr. 2, 1788. m. Oct. 1811, Oliver Plumley of 

Keene, N. H. 

789— IV. Lois, b. Jan. 7, 1792. 

790 — V. David, b. Feb. 9, 1795. 

791 — VI. Cyrus, b. Sep. 3, 1802. 



738. Jeremiah Bemis. (722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) He m. Sept. 1788. Sarah (b. Apr. 16, 1766.) dau. of Oliver Wright 
and Lois Johnson of Marlborough, N. H. He went from Weston, Mass. first to 
Marlb, N. H. and in 1795, to Dublin, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

ygg — I. Jeremiah b. May 13, 1789. m. Hannah Herrick of Marlb. 
They removed to Wethersfield, Vt. 

797— II. Lucretia, b. Feb. 16, 1791. m. Dec. 14, 181 1, John Lewis of 
Marlb. They had: 802— I. Sarah IV. b. Nov. 12, 1812. d. 
Dec. 14, 1840. m. Josiah Bemis (751. his 3rd wife.) 803 — II. 
Lucrelia Bemis, b. Feb. 5, 1815. m. Thomas White. 804— 



8o History of the Bcmis Family. 

III. Jolm G. b. Dec. 24, 1817. 805— IV. Horatio O. b. Mar. 
28, 1820. 806— V. George W. b. Nov. 4, 1823. 807— VI. 
Mary A. b. Mar. 24, 1826, 808 — VII. a dau. b. and d. June 
22, 1832. 809 — VIII. a S071 b. and d. Aug. 22, 1834. 
810 — IX. James Edmujid (adopted), b. May 23, 1832. 
811— X. Horace O. b. July 11, 1838. 

798 — III. Oliver, b. Jan. 13, 1793. 

799^ IV. Horace, b. June 22, 1799. d. Nov. 20, 1801. 

800^ V. Horace 2d, b. Apr. 13, 1803. 

801 — VI. A dau, b. Apr. 4, 1807 d. 1807. 

798. Oliver Bemis (738. Jeremiah. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. 
John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) He m. Feb. 1817, Diadama Tolman of Marlb. 
removed in 18 19 to Guildhall, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

812— I. Oliver, b. 1818. 

813 — II. Leander, b. 1819. 

814 — III. Louisa, b. 1820. 

740. Jonathan Bemis. (722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Feb. 1789 Deliverance (b. Feb. 8, 1772. d. Oct. 23, 1856.) 
dau. of Ebenezer Rhodes, (b.Walpole, Mass. about 1745. d. Marlb. July 4, 1825.) 
and Sarah Page (b. abt. 1745. d. Oct. 6, 1821.) 

CHILDREN. 

815 — I. Jonathan, b. June 5, 1789. d. in infancy. 

816 — II. Sarah, b. Jan. 4, 1791. d. Feb. 23, 1816. m. William 

Thatcher. 

817 — III. a son. b. Jan. 22, 1792. d. in infancy. 

818— IV. Delila. b. Dec. 17, 1793. d. July 31, 183S. m. Dec. 17, 1815. 

Stephen Farrar, of Troy, N. H. 

819 — V. Jonathan 2d. b. Sept. 17, 1794. d. in infancy. 



History of the Betiiis Family. 8i 

820— Vr. Luther, b. May 21, 1796. d. Troy, N. H. Sept. 6, 1842. 

821 — VII. Calvin, b. Jan. 27, 179S. d. Troy, N. H. Aug. 9, 1872. 
822 — VIII. Martha, b. Sept. 12, 1799. d. Feb. 23, 1829. unm. 

823 — IX. Anna b. July 5, 1801. d. Swanzey, N. H. June 19, 1826. m. 
Amasa (b. Holden, Mass. Dec. 7, 1797. d. Swanzey, N. H. 
July 18, 1879.) He subsequently m. three times. He was 
the s. of Captain Isaac Fuller (b. Newton, Mass. 1775. d. 
1819.) and Patty Howe. (b. Holden, Mass. 1779. d. Aug. 16, 
1836.) Children: 832 — I. Isaac b. Troy, N. H. Aug. 10, 
18 19. d. Nov. 7, 1866. m. Dec. 12, 1843. Hepzibah (b. Troy, 
N. H. Mar. 2, 1825.) dau. of Abel Garfield and Martha 
Fuller. They had: a. Julia M. b. Feb. 4, 1847. d. Apr. 26, 
187 1, b. George E. b. Dec. 13, 1850. c. Fredrick A; b. Sept. 
2, 1853. d. Andrew I. b. Sept. 22, 1858. 833 — II. Ehnira. 
b. Apr. 9, 1822. d. Swanzey, N. H. May 1847. m. July 16, 
1846. Stephen Harris of Troy, N. H. 834— III. Anna b. 
Feb. 14, d. Nov. 23, 1826. 

825 — X. Jonathan 3rd. b. Sept. 16, 1803. d. July 4, 1854. 

826 — XI. Dolly, b. June 13, 1805. m. Dec. 23, 1827, Howard Clark, 

and resides in Troy, N. H. 

827 — XII. Betsy, b. Mar. 19, 1807. d. Apr. 4, 1831. 
828— XIII. Asa. b. Mar. 13, 1809. 

829— XIV. Enoch, b. Jan. 28, 181 1. d. Bethel, Vt. Feb. 11, 1868. 
830 — XV. Artemas. b. Dec. 21, 1812. d. Nov. 14, 1863. 
831 — XVI. Harriet, b. Oct. 12, 1815. m. Sept. 21, 1841. Daniel Bugbee. 
They removed to Vermont. 



820. Luther Bemis. (740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. June i, 1820. Sally (b. 1797. d. Mar. 24, 1845.) dau. of 
George Farrar. 







CHILDREN. 






b. Troy, N. H. 


835- 


I. 


A son. b. Apr. 4 d. Apr. 19, 1821. 


836— 


II. 


George F. b. Apr. 11, 1822. 



837— III. Luther G. b. July i, 1828. 



82 History of the Bemis Family. 

836. George F. Bemis (820. I^uther. 740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. 
John. 567. John. 10 John. i. Joseph.) m. June i, 1845, Rowena L. Jackson of 
Fitzwilliam, N. H. (b. Mar. 31, 1826.) They lived in Troy, N. H. .several years. 
He was a member of Co. F. 3rd Regmt. Vermont Volts, and d. of wounds 
received at the Battle of the Wilderness, in the Civil War. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Troy, N. H. 

838 — I. Martin Iv. b. May 21, 1846. d. July 3, 1852. 

839 — II. Harlan A. b. July 14, 1847. d. Aug. 21, 1872. 

840 — III. Sarah I. b. Mar. 22, 1849. m. Nov. 24, 1866, Clinton J. 

Parker. 

S41— IV. Ro.sa I^. b. Apr. 28, 1852. d. Sept. 28, 1872. 

842— V. Ada R. b. Feb. 19, 1854. d. Oct. 12, 1859. 

843 — VI. George L. b. Dec. 15, 1855. 

844— VII. Byron C. b. Dec. 16, 1861. d. Oct. 12, 1862. 

837. Luther G. Bemis. (820. L,uther. 740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 
689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Mar. 30, 1852. Abby H. (b. 
Jaflfrey N. H. Nov. 26, 1832.) dau. of Moses Cutter and Abigal Davidson. 

CHILDREN. 

845 — I. Charles I^. b. June 6, 1854. m. Mar. 13, 1S77. Sarah A. dau. 

of Henry Gould and Sarah Flint. 

846— II. Frederick C. b. Oct. 16, 1857. 

847— III. Abby I,, b. Nov. 12, 1859. 



821. Calvin Bemis. (740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. 
John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Mar. 14, 1822 Deborah (d. Fitzwilliam N. H. 
July 17, 1882.) dau. of Asa Brewer and Deborah Sargent. He first settled in 
Swanzey, then removed to Marlb., thence to Rindge, N. H. and finally to Troy, 
N. H. in 1 85 1. He was a man of much sound judgment and universally 
respected. 



History of the Bemis Family. 83 

CHILDREN. 

848— I. Eliza b. Oct. to, 1823. m. May 8, 1845. Calvin (b. Nov. 25, 

1817.) s. of Calviu Hastings and Polly Baker of Marlb. 
Children: 851— I. C. Warre7i b. Oct. 9, 1850. 852— II. 
Lizzie, b. Aug. 24, 1855. d. Roxburg, N. H. Jan. 21, 1853. 
853— III. Fred E. b. Feb. 9, 1859. m. Oct. 21, 1879, Mary 
Sawyer. 854 — IV. Frank L. b. Aug. 13, 1861. They 
reside in Keene, N. H. 

849— II. Maria, b. Jan. 24, 1826. m. Mar. 31, 1847. Charles Perry of 

Fitzwilliam, where they reside. 

850— III. Mary Jane b. Apr. 9, 1829. m. Oct. 23, 1855. Leonard 

Wright. Live in Keene, N. H. 



825. Jonathan Bemis (740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. 
John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Jan. 11, 1844 Lois (b. Oct. 30, 1824. d. July 22, 
1856.) dau. of Silas Collins (b. Dec. 26, 1786. d. Feb. 22, 1868.) and Nabby 
Wright, (b. May 2, 1789. d. Nov. 15, 1866.) Mrs. Bemis after her husband's 
death m. David Martin of Richmond, N. H. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Marlborough, N. H. 

855— I. Abbie J. b. Apr. 10, 1845. d. Oct. 10, 1851. 

856— II. Maria L. b. Sep. 6, 1846. m. Dec. 9, 1869 James M. Robbins. 

of Leominster, Mass. 

85y_ III. Osgood J. b. Jan. 16, 1848. m. ist, Sept. 23, 1868. Hattie S. 

Houghton of Leominster, Mass. (d. Feb. 8, 1870.) He m. 

2d, Mrs. Lucy J. (White) Shepherd. Children. 861— I. 

Minnie L. b. June 17, 1869. 862 — II. Frankie J. b. Jan. 

12, 1870. 
S58— IV. George L. b. Jan. 4, 1850. m. Jan. 11, 1870 Nettie Wilson of 

Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

859— V. Abbie J. 2d. b. Aug. 5, 1852. 

860— VI. John W. b. May 16, d. Oct. 30, 1854. 



§4 History of the Bemis Fainilv- 

828. Asa Bemis. (740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. 
John. I Jo.seph.) m. Nov. 8, 1838. Mary. (b. Feb. 7, 1820.) dau. of Abel Nutting 
(b. Groton Mass. Feb. 13, 1788. d. Marlb. N. H. June 10, 1863.) and Rachel 
Cutter (b. Jaffrey. Oct. 31, 1792. d. Marlb. Oct. 1848.) Child. ?,6t,—1. James H. 
b. Marlb, N. H. May 27, 1S46. m. Aug. 7, 1872. Louisa B. Mentyer of Stowe, 
Mass (d. Sept. 9, 1876. aged 29 yrs. and 9 mo's.) Children: 864 — I. Leo7i M. b. 
Sept. 7, 1872. 865 — II. Harvey Clement, b. Feb. 25, 1874. 866 — III. May 
Louise, b. Apr. 15, 1875. 

829. Enoch Bemis. (740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 
10. John. I, Joseph.) m. Feb. 19, 1840 Abigail Bugbee. (b. Feb. 19, 1820. d. May 
30, 1873.) She m. after his death, Jan. i, 1870. Justin H. Beckwith of Bethel, 
Vt. Mr. Bemis settled in Bethel Vt., returned to Marlb. and settled on the home 
farm, remaining until Oct. 1865, when he again returned to Bethel, where he 
died. 

CHILDREN 

b. Marlborough, N. H. 

867— I. Henry F. b. Apr. 16, 1841. d. May 17, 1861. 

868— II. Sarah E. b. Dec. 8, 1845. m. Oct. 19, 1872. Charles A. Beck- 

with of Bethel, Vt. 

869 — III. Edward Herbert b. Mar. 4, 1849. m. Nov. 3, 1873. Marien 

Estella. (b. Burlington, Vt. Sept. 2, 1857.) dau. of Charles 
Augustus French and L,aura Ann Tracy (d. Oct. 24, 1892.) 
Dr. Edward Herbert Bemis is a celebrated eye specialist, 
and the originator of the absorption theory. He has an 
enormous practice and a Sanitarium at Glenns Falls, N. Y. 

830. Artemas Bemis. (740. Jonathan. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 
ID. John. I. Joseph.) m. Nov. 6, 1845 Catherine, (b. Mar. 20, 1816.) dau. of 
Deacon Elias Thatcher (b. May 22, 1792. d. Feb. 7, 1879.) and Caty Woodward, 
(b. Feb. 12, 1787. d. Feb. 6 1879.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Marlborough, N. H. 

870 — I. Calista D. b. Oct. 15, 1846. unm. 

871 — II. Lucy E. b. Oct. 16, 1850 m. Sept. 14, 1869. George E. 

(b. Greenfield, N. H. Dec. 26, 1848.) s. of David Gould and 



History oj the Beiitis Family. 85 

Ivois Button. Children: 875 — I. Eva Lois h.^ViU. 15,1871., 
876—11. Ada Bell h. Oct. 9, 1874. 877— III. Beytha Ellen. 
b. Feb. 24, 1878. 

872 — III. Rosa L. b. May 2, 1853. m. Apr. 15, 1874. Horace A. 

McLane. (twin of 873.) 

873 — IV. Rossa L,. b. May 2, 1853. m. Aug. 25, 1874. Moses Maynard. 

874— V. Clarence A. b. Apr. 27, 1858. d. Apr. 11, 1864. 



743. Timothy Bemis. (722. Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. June 3, 1795. lyois Rhodes, (b. Marlb. N. H. May i, 1775. d. 
Malone, N. Y. Aug. 2, 1856.) sister of Deliverance Rhodes, who m. Jonathan 
Bemis (740.) They settled on the home farm until 1812, when they removed to 
Malone, N. Y. where he had acquired a tract of wild land. He built a Saw 
Mill, and soon became well to do. In 1840 he became blind and remained so 
until his death. 

CHILDREN. 

(all but youngest four b. Marlborough, N. H. 
They were b. Malone, N. Y.) 



878— I. 


Harriet, b. Feb. 12, 1796. 


879- n. 


A child, b. Feb. 11, 1797. 


880— III. 


Hirman. b. July 14, 1798. Said to have been a Mormon 




Elder. 


881— IV. 


Ebenzer. b. Mar. 28, 1800. 


882— V. 


Thirza. b. Aug. 12, 1801. 


883- VI. 


Varenes. b. Dec. 9, 1802. d. Asheville, Chautauqua Co. N. Y. 




1856. 


884— VII. 


Nancy, b. Dec. 13, 1804. 


885— VIII. 


Mary. b. May 9, 1807. 


886— IX. 


Harry, b. Oct. i, 1808. d. Aug. 26, 1810. 


887— X. 


Eunice. 


888— XI. 


George. 


889— XII. 


Charles. 



890— XIII. Harry 2d. 



Sgi— 


I. 


892— 


II. 


893— 


III. 



86 History of the Bemis Family. 

883. Rev. Varenes Bemis. (743. Timothj'. 722. Timothy. 689. John. 
567. John. ID. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Lebanon, N. Y. Jan. 18, 1831, Mary 
Adelia. (b. Sturbridge, Mass. Apr. 18, 1814. living 1896. at North Amherst, O.) 
dau. of L,uther Simonds (b. Mansfield, Ct. Sep. 27, 1781. d. 1814.) and Asenath 
Lamb. (b. 1785 d. Henrietta, O. Feb. 8, 1871.) He was a Baptist preacher. 



CHILDREN. 

Henry Varenes. b. Almond, N. Y. Oct. 11, 1832. 

Edward Coleman, b. Almond, N. Y. Oct. 14, 1838. 

George Almond, b. Angelica, N. Y. Apr. 17, 1843. d. Cleve- 
land, O. Dec. 6, 1893. 

894— IV. Dwight L. b. Elmington, N. Y. Oct. 17, 1851. d. Chicago, 

111. May 8, 1888. m. Lizzie Woodruf at Chicago, 111. and 
had: 896 — I. Rosa Archer b. Oct. 14, 1884. 

895 — V. Luther. 



891. Henry Varenes Bemis. (883. Varenes. 743. Timothy. 722. 
Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Jo.seph.) m. ist, at Henrietta, O. 
Jan. 27, 1 85 1, Martha Downer. He m. 2d, Rosa Archer Armstrong. He lives in 
Chicago and formerly owned the well known Hotel Richelieu. 



CHILDREN. 

by ist m. 

897 — I. Frank W. b. May 1852 m. LSt, Tillie Gray; m. 2d, Minnie 

Redwood. Children: by ist m. 899 — I. Henry. 900 — II. 
Irerie. Children by 2d m. 901 — III. a boy. 902 — IV. a 
girl. 

898— II. Mary b. 1854. m. 



892. Edward Coleman Bemis. (883. Varenes. 743. Timothy. 722. 
Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Maria Allen. They 
live at Magnolia Springs Baldwin Co. Ala. 



History of the Bonis Family. 87 

CHILDREN. 

b. Chicago, 111. 

903 — I. Edward A. b. Oct. 15 1864. m. 1890-1. No issue. 

904 — II. Henry, b. Oct. 5, 1868. unm. 

905 — III. Rosa May. b. Sept. 1870. unm. 



893. Gkorge Almonu Bemis. (883. Varenes. 743. Timothy. 722. 
Timothy. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Cleveland, O. in 
1682. Sarah, (b. Wolverhampton, Engl. Feb. i, 1840. d. Cleveland, O. Nov. 12, 
1877.) dau. of Edward Instan. (b. Wolverhampton, Engl, in 1811. d. Brecksville, 
O. Dec. 1889.) and Elizabeth Gregory (b. Birmingham, Engl, in 1816. d. Cleve- 
land O. 1869.) 

Mr. Bemis was a prominent business man of Cleveland, O. Several years a 
member of the Board of Education. For 25 years an active mason — Master 
Mason June 22, 1868. Master of Woodward Lodge, Cleveland 1876-1877-1880. 
Knight Templar Feb. i, 1874. Holywood Commandery. M. E. High Priest; 
Thatcher Chapter 1875; and Secty of Chapter sixteen years. He served in an 
Ohio Regiment called out in the Rebellion in 1863. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Cleveland, Ohio. 

906 — I. William Edward, b. Aug. 12, 1864. m. Cleveland, O. May 

13, 1886. Frances Eavinia (b. Painesville, O. July 23, 1864. 1 
dau. of Louis Morgan Ford. (b. Northumberland N. Y. Apr. 
28, 1826.) and Diantha Haggart. (b. Kirtland, O. Feb. 22, 
1832.) No issue. Mr. Bemis lives in New York City and is 
connected with the "Standard Oil Co." 

907 — II. Minnie Louisa, b. Feb. 7, 1866. m. at Cleveland, O. Mar. 30, 

1885. Samuel E. Hunter, (b. 1863 d. Southington, Ct. Nov. 
5, 1890.) Children: 909 — I. Hasel. b. Cleveland, O. Dec. 20, 
1885. 910 — II. Edith Geraldine. b. Southington, Ct. May 2, 
1889. 

908 — III. George Henry, b. July 4, 1870. unm. Lives in Cleveland. 



88 History of the Beinis Family. 

727. Nathanial Bemis. (689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. (intentions published Mar 15,) 1766 Esther (b. Oct. 4, 1743.) dau. of Elisha 
and Anna Cox, of Weston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

911 — I. Lucy, b. Aug. 5, 1766. m. May 9, 1793. Jonas BiUings. 

912 — II. Nathanial, b. May 8, 1770. 

913 — III. Lot, b. Aug. 5, 1772. 

914 — IV. Polly, b. Nov. 22, 1777. 

915 — V. Elisha, b. Jan. 22, 1780 m. in 1808, Nancy Nolen. 

916 — VI. Charles, b. Jan. 9, 1785. 

913. Lot Bemis. (727. Nathanial. 689. John. 567. John. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. May 11, 1794, Sarah Brown of Waltham, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

917 — I. Clarissa, b. Sept. 24, 1794. 

918 — II. Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1796. d. young. 

919 — III. Mary 2d. b. Feb. 7, 1801. 



916. Charles Bemis. (727. Nathanial. 689. John. 567. John. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Dec. 20, 1807. Betty, (b. Dec. 24, 1781.) dau. of Lieut. Eli 
Jones of Lincoln, (b. 1756. d. May 9, 181 1.) a Bunker Hill soldier; and his wife 
Anna Brown (b. June 26, 1763.) 

CHILDREN. 

920 — I. Emily Jones, b. Nov. 29, 1S08. m. William Dudley. 

921 — II. Charles Winslow. b. May 15, 1811. m. ist, Apr. 1835. Eliza 

Handley. (d. May 8, 1842.) He m. 2d, Oct. 1846. Lucy 
Haywood, (d. May 1847.) He m. 3rd, Nov. 1850, Emily 
Coggen. 

922 — III. Dexter, b. May 3, 1813, m. Mary Jones. 

923 — IV. Eli Emery, b. July 17, 1815 m. Eliza Leman. 

924 — V. Betsy Jane. b. Dec. 24, 1817. m. Leander Ballard. 



History of the Beinis Fai>iily. 89 

925 — VI. Royal, b. Oct. i, 1820. m. Mary Ann Bond, (she d. Apr. 

1849.) 

926 — VII. lyuke. b. Nov. 10, 1822. 

927 — VIII. John. b. June 26, 1825. d. in infancy. 



691. JosiAH Bemis. (567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Oct. 9, 1750 
Elizabeth (b. Nov. i, 1727.) dau. of Jonathan Warren (b. Apr. 26, 1688. d. Apr. 
10, 1732.) and Sarah Whitney, (b. Mar. 2, 1692-3 d. Apr. 10, 1752.) of Weston. 
They were of Waltham, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

928 — I. Bette. b. Weston, June 22, 1751. m. June 16, 1775. John 

Frost of Weston. 

929— II. Reuben, b. Weston June 9, 1753. 

930 — III. Josiah. b. Waltham Mar. 14, 1755. 

931 — IV. Maria, b. Dec. 7, 1756. m. Mar. 12, 1777. Stephen Palmer 

of Cambridge, Mass. 

932 — V. Thaddeus. b. Apr. 22, 1759. 

933 — VI. Eunice, b. Feb. 2, 1762. m. Sep. 12, 1782. Noah Russell of 

Cambridge, Mass. 

934 — VII. Esther, b. Dec. 20, 1762. m. July i, 1784. Jabez Stevens of 

Fitchburg, Mass. 
935 — VIII. Phinehas. b. June 29, 1765. 

936 — IX. Lydia. bap. Apr. 19, 1767. 

937 — X. L,ois. bap. Oct. 28, 1770. m. June 28, 1787. Tilly M. Piper 

938 — XI. Phinehas. 2d, bap. July 26, 1772. 



929. Reuben Bemis. (691. Josiah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 
Abigail 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 

939 — I. George, bap. Dec. 3, 1780. 

940 — II. Nabby. bap. Mar. 30, 1783. 

941 — III. Charles, bap. June 5, 1785. 



90 History of the Bemis Family. 

930. JosiAH Bemis JR. (691. Josiah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 
June 4, 1781. Joanna Fiske of Plymouth, Mass. He was a soldier in the ist 
Waltham Company, War of the Revoloution; enlisted Sept. 20, 1776. 

CHILDREN. 

942 — I. Joanna, b. Jan. 26, 1782. 

943 — II. John. b. Dec. 14, 1784. 

944 — III. Josiah. b. Feb. 25, 1786. 

945 — IV. IvUcinda. b. Oct. 16, 1788. 

946— V. Joel. b. Nov. 7, 1790. 

947 — VI. Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1792. 

948 — VII. Reuben, b. June 3, 1794. 
949 — VIII. Maria, b. Mar. 23, 1796. 

935. Phinehas Bemis. (691. Josiah. 567. John. 10 John. i. Joseph.) m. 
Aug. 4, 1793. Elizabeth Fiske of Charlestown, Mass. 

* children. 

950 — I. Phinehas. b. Waltham Feb. 15, 1794. 

951 — II. Jesse, b. Waltham Feb. 21, 1796. 

952 — III. Betsy, b. Lincoln Feb. 27, 1798. 

953 — IV. Mary Evans, b. Lincoln Apr. 13, 1800. 

954 — V. Deborah. P. b. Lincoln May 21, 1802. 

955 — VI. Alpheus. b. Lincoln Dec. 23, 1804. 

692. Abraham Bemis. (567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) of Waltham, 
Mass. m. ist, May 11, 1749. Susanna, (b. July 31, 1730. d. in childbed Dec. 27, 
1766.) dau. of Bezaleel Flagg of Waltham. (b. Mar 23, 1710-11. d. Jan. 21, 1749.) 
and Susanna Warren, (bap. Feb. 2, 1706-7. d. Dec. 12, 1745.) (Bezaleel Flagg's 
2d wife, was Sarah Bends (621).) Abraham Bemis m. 2d, Mar. 17, 176S Mary 
Whitney, wid. of David (?) He was a private in the ist Company of Waltham, 
Mass. Sep. 20, 1776 Revoloutionary War. 



History of the Betnis Family. 91 

CHILDREN. 

b. Lincoln, Mass. 

956 — I. Anna. b. Mar. 30, 1750 m. Dec. 30, 1790. Captain Abijah (b. 

Jan. 12, 1733-4) s. of Daniel Child of Waltham. (b. Apr. 9, 
1709.) and Mary Bright, (b. 1710.) Captain Abijah Child 
was a widower when he m. Anna Bcmis. His first wife was 
Bulah Harrington. He was Selectman of Waltham 1774-75, 
87. Captain in the 25th Regiment of the Continental Army, 
in 1775. No issue by Anna Beinis. 

957 — II. Abraham, b. Sept. 15, 1751. d. Waltham Feb. 15, 1839. 

958 — III. Isaac, b. Dec. 22, 1753. 

959 — IV. Jacob, b. Aug. 19, 1755. d. young. 

960 — V. Jacob 2d, b. May 8, 1757. m. Nov. 26, 1788 Hepzibah 

Phillips of Bedford, Mass. 

961 — VI. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1759. m. June 17, 1779 Zachariah (b. Aug. 

22, 1749.) s. of Jonas Smith of Waltham. (b. June 7, 1719. d. 
Nov. 4, iSoi.) and Thankful Fiske. (b. Jan. 19, 1723-4. d. 
Sep. 18, 1775.) Children : 965a. — I. Lydia. b. Apr. 5, 
1780., 966 — II. Joel. b. May 9, 1782., 967 — III. Sally, b. 
Oct. 15, 1783. 968 — IV. Francis, b. Dec. 4, 1785., 969 — V. 
Jonas, b. Lincoln, Feb. 6, 1788., 970 — VI. Cyrus, b. Lincoln. 
Aug. 4, 1792., 971 — VII. Calvin b. Lincoln June 13, 1795. 

962 — VII. Amos. b. Oct. 6, 1760. d. Lincoln, Mass. 
963 — VIII. Joel. b. July 12, 1762. 

964 — IX. Susanna b. Nov. 4, 1764. m. Sept. 11, 1783. Nathan Smith. 

(b. Mar. 16, 1758.) brother of Zechariah Smith, who m. 
(961.) Sarah. Children: 972 — I. Susanna, b. Apr. 26, 1784. 
m. Apr. 19, 1804. Daniel Clark., 973 — II. Mary. b. Mar 27, 
1786. m. Jan. 29, 1807 Nahum Hard}'., 974 — III. Nathan. 
b. Aug. 6, 1788., 975 — IV. Charles, b. Oct. 3, 1791., 
976 — V. Clarissa, b. Oct. 14, 1793., 977 — VI. A7i7i b. Dec. 
20, 1795., 978 — VII. Peres, b. Feb. 19, 1797., 979 — VIII. 
Elisabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1799., 980 — IX. Julia, b. Feb. 21, 
1801., 981 — X. Lewis, b. May 27, 1803. 982 — XI. Jarie. b. 
July ID, 1805., 983 — XII. Edntund. b. Aug. 15, 1807. 

965 — X. Jonas, b. Dec. 21, 1766. d. July 7, 1841. 



92 History of the Beniis Family. 

957. Abraham Bemis. (692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. Oct. 10, 1776 Abigail, (b. Oct. 7, 1753. d. Waltham, aged 71 years.) dau. of 

John Adams, (b. Feb. 22, 17 16-17.) ^iid his wife Elizabeth -, of Lincoln, 

Mass. They resided in Waltham. Private in the first Company of Waltham, 
War of the Revoloution. 

Abraham Bemis was one of the iirst fruits of Methodism in the East. With an 
unrestrained liberality, he opened the doors of his home at Waltham for its 
Evangelists, and for many j'ears it was their home and temple. Hundreds 
gathered for years, in the shades of his orchards, to hear them preach, and many 
were there converted, including all of Mr. Bemis' family, and many of his rela- 
tions. The old Weston Society was formed under his roof — his name being the 
first on the roll. His hospitality towards God's Messengers returned in a hun- 
dredfold; his acres increased and abundance surrounded him. 



CHILD. 

984 — I. Mary (Polly) b. Waltham, Ma.ss May 19, 1777. d. there Apr. 
19, 1859. m. there Aug. 23, 1796 Rev. George Pickering, (b. 
Talbot Co. Md. Feb. 5, 1769. d. Waltham, Dec. 8, 1846.) s. 
of Charles Pickering, (d. Dec. 19, 1792.) and Rosanna Mul- 
likin, (b. Jan. 31, 1765. d. June 22-27 1812.) 

The Rev. George Pickering, was, at his death, the oldest 
effective Methodist minister in the world, having been a 
preacher for Fifty-seven years. Inheriting from his father a 
considerable fortune, principally in slaves, he refused to 
receive them, or any profit from their sale or labor, and they 
were freed. He also declined to be made a Bishop. He was 
one of the pioneers of Methodi.sm in New England. At his 
death there were but two members of American Conferences 
who had preceeded him in the ministry, and but fourteen in 
England. Born in Talbot Co. Md. brought up in Phila- 
delphia, and converted in that city at St. George's Church, 
at the age of eighteen; he began preaching immediately and 
continued to do so almost till he died, a period of fifty-nine 
years. When he entered the ministry there were but 
eighteen Methodist preachers in the New England confer- 
ence, when he died, he was at the head of six hundred and 
thirty-six, most of whom had been raised up bj' the 



History of the Bemis Family. . 93 

instrumentality of his colleagues and himself. The church 
had risen from a membership of 500 to 66,000. 

His wife Mary Bemis was converted in her seventeenth 
year. His marriage gave to the Rev. Mr. Pickering a home 
with his wife's father at Waltham, such as few Methodist 
ministers enjoyed, and free from the financial cares of life, he 
was at liberty to pursue his vocation as a minister of the Gospel. 
The old house descended to him at Abraham Bemis's death. 
Children b. Waltham Mass.: 985 — I. Fraticis Asbury b. 
Oct. 13, 1797. d. Weston, Nov. 16, 1859. m. ist, Weston, in 
1821 Elizabeth dau. of Nathan Warren. He m. 2d, at Wes- 
ton, Ehza Jane (b. June 22, 1813, d. Weston Jan. 27, 1891.) 
dau. of Isaac Sanderson Travers. Children by ist wife: 

a. Ellen Jane. b. Mar. 27, 1836. by 2d wife: b. Louise 
Marion, b. Oct. 29, 1838. d. Nov. 18, 1858. 986— H. George 
Willisto7i. b. Sep. 11, 1799. d. Waltham Nov. 6, 1801. 
987 — III. Harriet Winslow. b. Sep. 30, 1805. d. Waltham 
Jan. 13, 1891. m. there Dr. Theodore Kittridge. (b. Epping 
N. H. Aug. 20, 1801. d. Waltham. May 16, 1S79.) s. of Dr. 
George Kittridge and Elinore Fogg. They had: a. George 
Pickering, b. Francis Rufus Caleb, d. July 13, 1888. c. 
Elizabeth Harriet, d. Mar. 3, 1855. m. Juue 3, 185 1 Ben- 
jamin F. Allen, d. Ellen Louisa Train, b. Sep. 27, 1832. m. 
Aug. 24, 1878. George Lawton Almy. e. Henry Winslow b. 
Mar. 14, 1835. m. Elizabeth Frances. /. Alice Pickering 

b. Dec. 8, 1839, m. Sept. 11, 1876 Wilbur F. Warren. 
988 — IV. Susan Bemis, b. Sept. 18, 1807. d. Cambridge, 
Mass. Mar. 10, 1887. m. Sep. 28, 1830. Emery Bemis. (1073.) 
989 — V. Maria E. b. 1808 d. New Orleans La. Sept., 15, 
1833. m. Waltham, Oliver Train, (b. Boston, Mass. d. 
New Orleans, La. Sep. 15, 1833.) They had. a. Louise. 
b. Josephine, c. Ellen, all three of whom, d. before they 
were six years old at New Orleans, La. of Yellow fever. 
d. George Francis b. Boston, Mass. Mar. 24, 1829. (See 
notes under George P. Bemis (1096.) ) 990 — VI. Caroline 
Madison, b. Dec. 15, 1809. d. Brooklyn, N. Y. Feb. 25, 
1865 m. at Waltham, Nov. 1831 John. (d. Montgomery, 
Ala. Aug. 14, 1853.) s. of John Clark; 991 — VII Abigail 
Be^nis. b. Dec. 13, 1812. m. ist, at Waltham, William 



94 History of the Bemis Family. 



Weeks, (d. Feb. 28, 1840) s. of Captain Benjamin Shaw, and 

his wife Cobb. She m. 2d, Rev. George Winslow (d. 

Omaha, Neb. 1888.) s. of Leonard Frost and Huldah Beede. 
The Rev. George W. Frost was b. in Barre, Vt., and 
was the son of a Methodist clergyman; he was for many 
years an exponent of Methodism. In later years he became 
Purchasing Agent of the Union Pacific R. R. at Omaha, dur- 
ing its construction. He was seven times a member of the 
Nebraska Legislature, and has occupied many positions of 
trust, with great ability. Mrs. Abby Bemis (Shaw) Frost 
lives in Omaha, Neb. her children by ist m. were a. Abbie 
Josephine and a dau who d. in infancy. By her 2d m. she 
had: b. Carrie Maria, m. John L. Marshall, who lives at 
Medina, N. Y. 992 — VIIL Alice Bryant, b. Dec. 21, 1814. 
d. Jan. 13, 1840. m. Waltham in 1834. Henry Augustus 
Winslow. b. Providence, R. I. d. Brooklyn, N. Y. Jan. 12, 
1840.) Mrs. Winslow was accompanying the body of her 
husband from New York to Boston, for burial, on the 
steamer "Lexington" which was burnt, she being one of 
the victims. Child: a. Henry Augustus b. Mar. 7, 1836. 



958. Isaac Bemis. (692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John i. Joseph.) of Wal- 
tham, Mass. m. ist, Nov. 11, 1779 Elizabeth, (b. Sep. 22, 1758. b. Nov. 4, 1799.) 
dau. of Benjamin Green of Waltham, (b. Dec. 1732.) and Martha Brown, (b. Apr. 
6, 1736 d. Dec. 25, 1768.) He m. 2d, July 3, 1803. Abigail Bigelow. 

Isaac Bemis was a Selectman of Waltham, 1797, 1802, 1807, 181 1. Enlisted 
in the Waltham Company, of the ist Regmt. Continental Army Sept. 20, 1776. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 
by ist m. 

993 — I. Leonard, b. Oct. 4, 1780. 

994 — II. Converse, b. Dec. 21, 1781. m (?) July 8, 1804 Sally, (b. Sep. 

16, 1782.) dau. of Joshua Stearns of Waltham. (b. July 10, 
1748.) and Lois Peirce. (b. Feb. 2, 1754. d. Jan. 13, 
1818.) 



995— 


III. 


996— 


IV. 


997— 


V. 


998— 


VI. 



History of the Bemis Family. 95 

Calvin, b. Mar. 21, 1783. 

Betsy, b. Oct. 21, 1784. m. May 29, 1804 Charles, ("bap. Oct. 
20, 1782.) s. of Zachary Wesson, (or Weston) and Mary 
of Waltham. 

Isaac, b. Nov. 26, 1786. 

Charles, b. Mar. 12, 1788. d. Feb. 1808. 

999 — VII. Henry, b. Sep. 28, 1790. d. 1794. 

1000 — VIII. William, b. Dec. 21, 1792. 

looi— IX. Marshall, b. Dec. 6, 1795. d. Waltham Apr. 11, 1833. m. 
Nancy Belknap, (b. Waltham July i, 1826. d. McConnels- 
ville O. Aug. 19, 1855.) Children: 1006 — I. Augustus, m. 

George Lucus, 1007 — II. Jtilia. m Bowers. 1008 — III. 

Izatia/i. m. Samuel G. Bemis (1077.) 

1002 — X. Benjamin Franklin, b. July 6, 1797. d. Sep. 1807. 

by 2d m. 

1003 — XI. George, b. Apr. 27, 1804. 

1004 — XII. Susan, b. Dec. 11, 1807. d. St. L,ouis Mo. Dec. 8, 1886. unm. 
1005 — XIII. James Sullivan, b. Nov. 15, 1809. 

997. Isaac Bemis. (958. Isaac. 692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John i. 
Joseph.) m. ist, Mary Jones. He m. 2d. Feb. 15, 1817 Lucy Stearns, (b. Jan. i, 
1792.) a sister of Sarah, who m. Converse Bemis (994.) Mr. Bemis was a trader 
in Waltham, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 

by ist m. 

1009 — I. Fredrick b. Apr. 3, 1812. 

loio — II. Charles Franklin, b. Oct. 24, 1813. d. Greenville, Fla. Sept. 
5, 1889. He and his sister Louise went to Florida in 1835, 
in search of health. He m. ist, a wid. with a son and dau. 
He m. 2d, Emily, (b. Barnwell Co. S. C. d. Greenville, Fla, 
1865.) dau. of Ulysses Roberts and Rachel Rhodes, and had 



g6 History of the Bemis Family. 



by her: 1022 — I. Ida A^igustus. who d. aged 14. of con- 
sumption., 1023 — II. Rosalie M. b. Monticello, Fla. 1861. d. 
Thomasville Ga. Apr. 5, 1894. i^- Greenville, Fla. 1878. 
Cornelius Thomas, (b. in S. C. in 1843. d. Greenville, Fla. 
1 89 1.) s. of Dr. Thomas Coyle. (d. Thomasville, Ga.) 
and Nancy Cardwell. They had: a. Charles Franklin, b. 
1878., b. Laura Jenette. b. 1882. c. Ida Louisa, b. 1884. 

John. 

Louisa. 

by 2d m. 

Isaac, b. May 4, 18 17. 

Ephraim Stearns, b. June 14, 1818. 

William Henry, b. Feb. 5, 1820 of Wayland, Mass. 

Lucy Stearns, b. Apr. 29, 1822. d. Aug. 1824. 

Joshua Stearns, b. Nov. 5, 1823. of Wayland, Mass. 

Warren, b. June 23, 1826. of Wayland, Mass. 

Converse Edwin, b. Mar. 27, 1831. 

Francis, b. May 29, 1832. 

Lucy Elizabeth, b. Dec. 6, 1836. 



1013. Isaac Bemis. (997. Isaac. 958. Isaac. 692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Apr. i, 1840 Mary, dau. of Nathanial Sibley of Salem, Mass. 
He was a machinist in Waltham. 

CHILDREN. 

1024 — I. Joanna, b. Mar. 10, 1842. d. Mar. 1843. 

1025 — II. Sarah Joanna, b. Nov. 24, 1844. 

1026— III. Mary Ellen, b. Dec 12, 1845. 



1014. Ephraim Stearns Bemis. C997. Isaac. 958. Isaac. 692. Abraham. 
567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) A provision dealer in Waltham. m. Oct. 15, 
1844 Lucy Ann. (b. Apr. 14, 1820. d. July 17, 1851.) dau. of Ira Draper of Way- 
land, Mass. (b. Jan. 4, 1789. d. June 18, 1845.) and Nancy Ballard, (b. Oct. 22, 
1784. d. Nov. 27, 1827.) 



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III. 


IOI2 — 


IV. 


IOI3— 


V. 


IOI4 — 


■ VI. 


IOI5— 


■ VII. 


IO16 — 


VIII. 


IOI7 — 


IX. 


IO18— 


- X. 


IOI9— 


- XI. 


1020— 


xn. 


I02I — 


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History of the Beinis Family. 97 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waylard, Mass. 

1027 — I. Marshall Melvin. b. Nov. 26, 1847. d. Oct. 18, 1891. m. Ella 

Russell. 

1028 — 11. Charles Edward, b. June 7, 1848 



962. Amos Bemis. (692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 
Feb. 2, 1792. Susan, (b. Jan. 30, 1774. d. Nov. 12, 1827.) dau. of Jonathan Fiske. 
(b. May 14, 1735. d. May 30, 1787.) and Abigail Lawrence, (b. Dec. 6, 1744. d. 
Oct. 21, 1803.) They settled in Lincoln, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Lincoln, Mass. 

1029 — I. Maria, b. July 11, 1792. m. in 1829, William Peirce. (b. 

Sept. 16, 1786.) s. of Hon. Samuel Hoar (b. Lexington, Mass. 
Aug. 23, 1743. d. Lincoln, May 22, 1832.) and Susanna 
Peirce. (b. May 9, 1752. d. July 9, 1830.) He changed his 
name to William Hoar Peirce. They moved to Philadelphia, 
Penn. Children: 1039 — IVilliam Hetuy, A. young. 1040 — 
II. Sarah Frayices. d. young. 

1030 — II. Jonathan, b. June 30, 1790. d. unm. 

1031 — III. Susanna, b. July 11, 1796. d. May 15, 1878. m. June 6, 1822. 

Major Ephraim Flint of Lincoln, Mass. (b. Jan. 23, 1782. d. 
Oct. 9, 1871.) Children: 1041 — I. Caroline, b. Apr. 28, 
1823. d. Aug. 6, 1878. m. May 24, 1848 Nathan Moseman. 
1042 — II. Susan, b. Jan. 30, 1825. m. June 26, 1845 John 
Henry Shedd., 1043 — III. Mary. b. June 24, 1827. d. Sep. 
7, 1846., 1044 — IV. Ephraim. b. Nov. 29, 1828. d. Nov. 28, 
1882. m. Apr. 7, 1857 Orilla J. Hagar., 1045 — V. George. 
b. Nov. 27, 1830. m. Caroline A. Rice., 1046 — VI. Francis. 
b. Aug. 10, 1833. m. Nov. 21, 1862. Celestia F. Hemes., 
1047 — VII. Augusta, b. Sep. 15, 1837. d. Sep. 18, 1839. 

1032 — IV. Eliza b. prob. 1798. m. Sep. 10, 1824 Oliver (b. Lincoln, 

Mass. May 16, 1791. d. Cambridge Feb. 18, 1879.) s. of 
Major Samuel Hastings, and Lydia Nelson of Lincoln, Ma.ss. 



I033— 


V. 


I034— 


VI. 


I035— 


VII. 



98 History of the Beinis Family. 

Oliver Hastings was a builder, and a Federal pensioner for 
services in the War of 1812. After Eliza's death he m. 2d, 
Sep. 28, 1843. Mrs. Huldah (Holmes) Tribon. There were 
five children by first marriage. 

Amos jr. b. Nov. 4, 1801. d. Oct. 7, 1852. 

Caroline, b. July 3, 1804. ) ^- J'^^y i^°4- 

} Twins. 
Charlotte, b. July 3, 1804. j ^ ^^^ ^8^^ ^1^^^ Wheeler, 

many years a teacher in Boston, Mass. Children : 1048 — I. 
Ellen, b. Aug. 24, 1834. d. July 7, 1895., 1049 — II. Thomas. 
b. May 17, 1836. m. June 1867, Mary R. Smith. They live 
at Troy, O. and have three children. 1050 — III. Augusta, b. 
July 4. 1839. m. Oct. 23, 1868. James O. Scripture. They 
live at Lincoln, Mass., and have two children: 1051 — IV. 
Mary E. b. Nov. 22, 1841. d. May i, 1886. m. Nov. 22, 
1862. John H. Peirce; they live at Lincoln, Mass. and 
have two children. 1052 — V. Leonard, b. Aug. 31, 1846: a 
physician at Worcester, Mass. 1053 — VI. Charlotte. h.'^€Q. 
24, 184S. 

1036 — VIII. George, b. July 19. 1809. d. Apr. 19, 1890. m. Martha 
Field. 

1037 — IX. Francis Sumner, d. 1893. Lived in Northfield, Mass. m. 

and had three children. 

1038 — X. Ellen, b. May i, 1816. d.iMay 10, 1892. m. Nov. 10, 1835. 

John Prentiss jr. of Philadelphia, Pa. Children : 1054 — I. 
A7iiia M. b. May 30, 1840. m. May 8, 1862 Joseph Wilkins and 
had six children : 1055 — II. John. b. July 22, 1842. 1056 — 
III. Joseph, b. July 25, d. Oct. 25, 1844. 1057 — IV. Ellen 
Bemis. b. Oct. 18, 1845. 1058 — V. Franklm Bctnis. b. Jan. 
14, 1852. m. Apr. 3, 1S95. Anna M. Piper. They live in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

1033. Amos Bemis. (962. Amos. 692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. June 14, 1827 Lucy. (b. Concord, Mass. July 20, 1803. d. Lincoln, 
Mass. July 18, 1864.) dau. of Jesse Wheeler (b. Concord, Oct. 26, 1762. d. there 
Mar. 16, 181 1.) and Lucy Fisk. (b. Lincoln, Dec. 23, 1779. d. Concord Mar. 13, 
1S07.) 



History of the Bemis Family. 99 

CHILDREN. 

b. Lincoln, Mass. 

1059— I. Julia A. b. Oct. 13, 1828. 

1060 — II. Ellen Frances, b. Nov. 28, 1831 d. May 24, 1837. 

1061 — III. Edwin b. Jan. 21, 1840. d. Feb. 22, 1894. 



963. Joel Bemis. 692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Sep. 
I, 1785 Betsy, (b. Waltham June 4, 1767.) dau. of Isaac Parkhurst of Waltham. 
(b. Apr. 2, 1731.) and Sarah Corey of Lincoln. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Lincoln, Mass. 

1062 — I. Abraham, b. Feb. 3, 1786. 

1063— II. Betsy, b. May 18, 1788. 

1064 — III. Susanna, b. Apr. 5, 1782. 

1065 — IV. Joel. b. July 21, 1794. 

1066 — V. Daniel, b. June 28, 1796. 

1067 — VI. Ruth French, b. June 6, 1798. 

1068 — VII. Isaac Parkhurst. b. Jan. 21, 1801. 



965. Jonas Bemis. (692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) of 
Lincoln, Mass. m. there ist, Aug. 28, 1792. Tabitha (b. Lincoln July 23, 1772. 
d. there May 27, 1819.) dau. of Nathanial Gove of Lincoln, (b. Apr. 30, 1749. d. 
there Mar. 11, 1811.) and Elizabeth Adams, (b. Oct. 21, 1751.) He m. 2d, 
May I, 1823 Johanna. (Buchannan.) Gibbs, (d. Waltham, Mass. Feb. 11, 1840, 
age 58 yrs.) 

children. 

by ist m. b. Lincoln, Mass. 

1069 — I. Almira. b. Mar. 24, 1793. d. in Ohio. m. Jonathan (or 
Jonas) Sprague. 




History of the Beniis Family. 

1070 — II. Ezekial Cooper, b. Nov. 22, 1794. drowned in the Missis- 

sippi river in 1840. unm. 

1071 — III. Jonas, b. July 30, 1796. m. Martha no i.ssue. They 

adopted a girl naming her Mary, she m. a man named 
Congill, and had three children, is deceased, her husband 
and children living in Cumberland Co., O. 

1072 — IV. I^avinia. b. July 17, 1798. d. Cambridgeport, Mass; m. Pitts 

s. of Emery B. Fisher. 

d. Nov. 28, 1882. 
b. June 30, 1800. 
d. in infancy. 

1075 — VII. Lewis, b. Dec. 18, 1802. d. Waltham Mar. 11, 1848. m. 
Watertown, Mass. Oct. 21, 1830. Hannah Sanderson (b. 
Watertown Oct. 30, 1807. d. Waltham Feb. 21, 1889.) dau. 
of David Livermore (b. Waltham Nov. 26, 1769. d. Water- 
town Oct. 21, 1827.) and Sybil White, (b. Watertown July 
II, 1772. d there Mar. 8, 1837.) Child: 1081. Ellen b. 
May 14, 1832 living unm. L,ewis Bemis was a cordwainer. 
Never held office. 

1076 — VIII. Louisa Jane. b. Dec. 2, 1805. d. aged 17, yrs. in 1822. unm. 

1077 — IX. Samuel Gove. b. June 14, 1808 d. McConnelsville, Ohio 

May 1S89. 

1078 — X. Mary Gove. b. Dec. 14, 1810. d. Boston, Mass; July 27, 

1845. m. Boston Sep. 5, 1838. Joseph, (b. Antrim N. H. 
Aug. I, 1807. d. Somerville, Mass. Feb. 23, 1885.) s. of 
Robert Boyd (b. Antrim Nov. 7, 1778. d. there Sep. 1837.) 
and Betsy Paige. (b.Weare, N. H. July 7, 1780. d. Scranton, 
Pa. May 5, 1869.) Joseph Boyd was by occupation a 
Provision dealer, in Quinc}^ Market Boston. Several j'ears 
before his death, he retired from business on account of ill 
health. Never held public office. Children : 1082 — I. 
Frayiccs Adelaid. b. Boston Oct. 5, 1839. unm. 1083 — II. 
Mary Josephine, b. Boston July 14, 1842. d. Somerville, Mass. 
June 28, 1869. 



History of the Bonis Family. loi 

1079— XI. Emeline Phedora. b. Nov. i6, 18 14. (living 1896.) m. Bos- 
ton, Mass; Feb. 28, 1842 Ebenezer Martin, (b. Chestesr Vt. 
May 5, 1810. d. Cambridge, Mass. Mar. 9, 1876.) s. of Henry 
Chandler (b. Petersham, Mass. July 16, 1767. d. Chester, Vt. 
June 15, 1849.) and Abigail Hutchins. (b. Chester Apr. 18, 
1771. d. Chester Dec. 29, 1840.) Mr. Ebenezer M. Chandler, 
never held an office, and was a Provision dealer. Children : 
1084 — I. Charles Henry b. Dec. 28, 1842. m. Cambridge, 
Mass. Sep. 27, 1870. Helen Louisa, (b. Boston Feb. 2, 1848.) 
dau. of Albert T. Minot (b. Westford, Mass. Feb. 22, 1822. 
d. Boston Aug. 6, 1852.) and Sarah Elizabeth Fuller, (b. 
Cambridge Mass. Aug. 22, 1822. d. there Aug. 22, 1862.) 
Charles H. Chandler is a Bookkeeper and Deacon of the 
First Bapt. Church of Cambridge. They had ; all b: Cam- 
bridge, Mass. a. Charles Minot, b. Nov. 4. d. Nov. 
5, 1871. b. Grace Minot. b. Aug. 16, 1873 d. Aug. 
3, 1874. c. Alice Minot. b. June 20, 1875. d. Mar. 16, 
1894. d. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1876. c. Albert 
Minot b. Aug. 29, 1878. /. Fredrick Allen, b. June 13, 1887. 
1085. — II. George Martm. b. Oct. 26, 1844. d. Cambridge 
Aug. 4, 1873. 1086. — III. Herbert Denzell. b. Oct. 13, 1846. 
d. Boston Mar. 8, 1849. 1087 — IV. Gilbert Erving. b. Feb. 
21, 1849. 1088 — V. RIary Bond. b. Oct. 6, 1850. d. Boston 
June 22, 1852. 1089 — VI. Lewis Bemis. b. Oct. 26, 1852. m. 
at Cambridge, Mass; Feb. i, 1887. Hattie Florence, (b. Saco, 
Me. June 14, i860.) dau. of Joshua Eaton Fabyan. (b. 
Jefferson Me. Oct. i, 1831.) and Ruth Hutchings (b. Kenne- 
bunk, Me. Oct. 16, 1833. d. Cambridge, Mass. Mar. 22, 1886.) 
No children. 1090 — VII. Frank Everton. b. Cambridge. 
Nov. 26 1854. d. there Aug. 28, 1872., 1091 — VIII. Elmer 
Ellsworth, b. Cambridge Nov. 5, 1861. m. at Lewaren N. J. 
Feb. 20, 1897. liis cousin Carrie Louise Wilson. (1104.) 



Child by 2d m. 

1080 — XII. James Henry Buchannan. b. Feb. 12, 1824. Living March 
1898, at Ontario, Calf. m. ist, at Ancora, N. J. Aug. 19, 
1869, Mrs. Susan Woodworth Nye. (b. Randolph, N. Y. d. 
Mt. Airy, N. C. May 25, 1879.) He m. 2d, Buffalo, N. Y. 



History of the Beviis Family. 

Apr. 19, 1S89, Louise S. dau. of Godfrey Zimmerman (b. 
Alsace, France. Apr. 29, 1815 d. Buffalo, June 29, 1892.) 



1073. Emery Bemis. (965. Jonas. 692. Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. at Waltham, Mass. Sep. 28, 1830 Susan Pickering (950) (b. Waltham 
Sep. 18, 1807. d. Cambridge Mar. 10, 1887.) 

Of Emery Bemis the Cambridge Mass. Tribune of Dec. ist 1882, said: — 
"A Boston merchant for more than fifty years, for twenty-five j'ears an honored 
citizen of Cambridge, where his last days were spent. Such is the meager out- 
line of a large life. Yet I deem it only fitting that one who has long known and 
loved him should add a word to this brief record of earthly years. There are 
many to whom this and the simple notice of death in another column will bring 
a shock of sad surprise. Not that death at an age so advanced was unlocked for 
or singular, but to tho.se who knew him well, and were wont to meet him at his 
place of business, and in the streets of the neighboring city, he may well have 
seemed, up to the time of his enforced retirement from the scenes of active life, 
some six years since, the very embodiment of vitality and manly energy. It 
was impossible to look into the face of this man and not believe in him at once 
and completely, nor was such confidence ever misplaced. I have known and have 
had close business relations with many men, and can say with absolute truth, 
with neither exaggeration nor the fulsome eulogy that gushes so easily when 
death has closed a life record, that I never met his superior, scarcely his equal, 
for perfect integrity and unsullied and undoubted honor. As to a genero.sity, 
ever too free for his means, let the poor, to whom he was a providence ; let the 
families of our soldiers absent in our defense, tell the story. For the last six or 
seven years Mr. Bemis has been confined at home, a victim of progressive paraly- 
sis, yet, despite the weakness and irritability consequent on such a complaint, his 
mind remained clear almost to the end. 

' Why weep ye, then, for him, who having won 

The bound of man's appointed years, at last, 
Life's blessing all enjoyed, life's labors done, 

Serenely to his final rest has passed ; 
While the soft memory of his virtues yet 

Lingers like twilight hues when the bright sun is set?'" 

P. R. A. 



History of the Bemis Family. 103 

UNES WRITTEN TO MRS. SUSAN P. BEMIS 

BY GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN 

On the Death of Her Husband, Emery Bemis, Esq., of 
Cambridge, Mass. 



Madison Square, New York, "1 

, 1882. j 



Thanksgiving Day 
Dear Aunt Susan : 

Yes ! sad indeed Thanksgiving Day 

To you? As winter, cold and drear, 
As autumn leaves drop on the way, 

Your life-long love has left you here ! 
For six decades so true to you 

As you to him were always true ! 
Kind father, husband, and true friend 

To friends', still friendly to the end ! 
('Tis two and forty years ago. 

Do you remember, in the snow 
You called for me when school was done. 

At burning of the Lexington ? ) 
Through all these years a friend more kind 

Than " Uncle Em." 'tis hard to find. 
(Through life's changes on land and .sea 

He had the kindest love for me.) 
Long lifed our race (though desolate) 

There still remains three out of eight ! 
How many generations gone 

Yet Homestead still survives life storm ? 
(Hundred seventy years ago 

Ancestral deeds were signed, you know.) 
Death-stricken with Time's occult hand 

For long he gazed on "Shadow Land ! " 
(That life-death none can understand ? ) 

He lived to love and loved to live 
And shared all that he had to give ! 

For four-score years (deny who can) 



I04 History of the Bemis Family. 

He never injured any man ? 

His joyous laugh and gentle words 
Were pure as song of summer birds ! 

His " Honor Bright" is free from stain, 
As is his character and name ! 

I wish that all my countrymen 
Were ' ' Simon Pure ' ' like ' ' Uncle Em ! " 

With kind regards these words I send 
To souvenir my kind old friend. 

CHILDREN. 

1092 — I. Caroline Clark, b. Waltham July 14, 1831 d. Cambridgeport 

Mass. Oct. I, 1855. m. Cambridgeport May 27, 1S51 Alanson 
Way. Children: iioi — I. Alanson B. b. Cambridgeport 
Mar. 7, d. Mar. 17, 1S52., 1 102— II. Winthrop. b. Cam- 
bridgeport Nov. 2, 1853., 1 103 — III. Alfred Clark, b. Cam- 
bridgeport, Sept. I, 1855. 

1093 — II- Herman Emery, b. Waltham Nov. 18, 1832. d. there Mar. 11, 

1834. 

1094 — III. Stebbins Fiske. b. Waltham May 23, 1835, d. there June 13, 

1836. 

1095— IV. Louise Maria, b. Waltham Jan. 8, 1837. d. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Jan. 7, 1876. m. ist, Cambridgeport, Feb. 15, 1864. William 
Wilson. She m. 2d, at Wellesley Hills, Mass. Oct. 21, 1873 
Henry Wilson. Child by ist m. none by 2d m. 1104. Carrie 
Louise, b. Brooklyn, N. Y. May 6, 1865. m. her cousin 1091. 

1096 — V. George Pickering, b. Boston, Mass. Mar. 15, 1838. 

1097— VI. Alice Winslow. b. Cambridge Nov. 23, 1840. d. Omaha, 

Neb. Apr. 21, 18S8. m. at Cambridgeport, Mass. Oct. 7, 
1868. Dr. Edgar Leroy. (b. Pelham, Nov. 15, 1S43.) s. of 
Lyman Draper (b. Mar. 9, 1799. d. Ware Mass.) and Mary 
Ann Hall. (b. Pelham May 2, 1809.) Children: 1105— I. 
Louise Bemis. b. Holyoke, Mass. Jan. 20, 1865; 1106 — II. 
Edith, b. Holj^oke July 25, 1869. After his wife's death Dr. 
Draper m. again. 



History of the Beniis Family. 105 

1098 — VIII. Susan Pickering, b. Cambridge June 3, 1842. d. Boston, 
Mass. Nov. 4, 1870. m. at Cambridgeport Apr. 10, 1861. 
Phillip Russell Amidon. Mr. Amidon is a grad. of Harvard 
Univ., a brilliant writer, and contributor to magazines and 
newspapers. Children; all b. Cambridge, Mass 1107 — I. 

Pliillip Rtissell. b. Jan 17, 1S62. m. Alice and has a 

son. 1 108 — II. Alfred Pickcrmg b. Jan. 4, 1864. is m. 
1 109 — III. Alice Angle, b. Apr. 7, d. July 14, 1870. 

1099 — IX. Emery, b. Cambridge. Apr. 20, 1844. unm. lives in Boston, 
iioo — X. Anna McL,ean b. Sep. 2, 1847. unm. lives in Boston. 



1096. Hon. George Pickering Bemis. (1073. Emery. 965. Jonas. 692. 
Abraham. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. New York City June 8, 1870 Julia 
Frances, (b. Owego. N. Y. Mar. 15, 1846.) dau. of Fredrick and Charlotte 
Brown. 

Mr. Bemis when a boy of thirteen went with his parents from Boston to 
New York, and remained there till he rejoined his father, who had returned to 
the former city, in the business of leaf tobacco. In April 1861, he enlisted in 
the Second Battalion Light Inftry. Boston Tigers, expecting to be sent to the 
front, but the corps was ordered to garrison Fort Warren in Boston harbor, where 
they remained a month, and then did escort duty in Boston for six months. 
At this time George Francis Train, who was in IvOndon, introducing street 
railways, sent for him, and on his arrival in that city, he took charge of Train's 
business, and at the same time became the Genrl-manager of the " London 
American," at the solicitation of George Peabody, Charlotte Cushman and other 
Americans who had raised money for the support of the paper. During 1861- 
62-63 the paper had a large circulation abroad, advocating the Union cause, 
whereas, located only a couple of doors away, the Rebel paper "Index" 
was published. Mr. Bemis returned to New York in 1863 and entered the 
Brokerage business. In 1864 he joined Train again and helped him to organize 
the "Credit Mobilier," and in 1865 the "Credit Foncier " of which he was 
Secretary and Train, president. In 1868 Mr. Bemis went to Omaha, Neb. 
where he has since resided, although he has constantly been with George Francis 
Train on his lecturing tours, and in 1870, went with him on his second 
tour around the world, reaching Marseilles in October, where Train 
organized a following of 80,000 of the "Commune'', the "International," 
and the " Ligue du Midi," whilst Paris was being besieged by the Germans, 
and for a short time, by a coupe de main, held possession of the city. 



106 History of the Beinis Family. 

Returning to Omaha, Mr. Bemis devoted himself until 1887, to the Real 
Estate and Loan business in which he has very large interests. He was President 
of the Bemis Park Company that pre.sented Bemis Park to the city of Omaha. 
On Oct. 17, 1 89 1. Mr. Bemis was nominated by the Republican party for Mayor 
of Omaha and on Nov. 3rd following, he was elected over his democratic oppo- 
nent, by the largest majority (4484 votes) ever given to a candidate for that office. 
A reform mayor was an urgent necessity at that time and he gave to Omaha for 
four years the best administration it has ever known, as is conclusively shown 
by the following from the Omaha Neb. " Bee" of Jan. 8th, 1896. 

" The proudest title to which any man can aspire is that of an American citi- 
zen. George P. Bemis, who for four years past has served as mayor of Omaha, 
may now pride himself on the assumption of his title, ' Citizen.' His message as 
retiring mayor is a most creditable document. It is a clear cut and businesslike 
presentation of the situation of the municipal government. It affords a compre- 
hensive review of the relations of the cit}' to the various franchised corporations, 
and embodies recommendations for the promotion and protection of the city's 
interests in dealing with them in the future. It points out the imperative neces- 
sity of radical retrenchment in everj' branch of the municipal government and 
suggests appropriate remedies for existiug abuses. While the message is dignified 
throughout and moderate in its tone. Mr. Bemis does not mince words in dis- 
cussing questions that vitally concern the taxpayers. This is particularly true as 
regards public works contractors, tax shirkers and taxeaters. 

" While the citizens of Omaha may not fully appreciate the difficulties under 
which Mayor Bemis has labored in their interests during the past four years, they 
must concede to him the merit of conscientious and faithful public service and 
fearless discharge of duty as he saw his duty. In the never-ceasing struggle with 
council combines dominated by boodling contractors and grasping corporations, 
Mr. Bemis never flinched from defending the public and never bartered away the 
rights of the taxpayers. Whatever the shortcomings of his administration may 
have been, they must be ascribed to conditions over which he had no control and 
the lack of honest co-operation on the part of subordinates and council. 

"It will be many a year before Omaha secures another mayor who will be as 
devoted to its welfare and as courageous in the discharge of duty as George. P. 
Bemis. ' ' 

CHILDREN. 

b. Omaha Neb. 
mo — I. Freddie, b. Jan. 26, d. July 24, 1872. 



History of the Beinis Family. 107 

nil — II. George Pickering, b. July 29, 1873. d. Aug. 11, 1878. 
1 1 12 — III. Robert Emery, b. Nov. 5, 1874. d. Mar. 9, 1880. 



1077. Major Samuel Gove Bemis. (965. Jonas. 692. Abraham. 567. 
John. ID. John. i. Joseph.) m. Waltham, Mass. Aug. 24, 1848, Izannah M. 
Bemis, his cousin, dau. of Marshall Bemis, and Nancy Belknap. 

CHILDREN. 

b. McConnelsville, O. 

1 113 — I. Frank Marshall, b. July 18, 1849. unm. 

1 1 14 — II. Kate. b. Apr. 7, 185 1. m. St. Louis, Mo. June 18, 1879. 

Lieut. Horace William, (b. Baltimore, Md. Mar. 18, 1844. d. 
St. Louis, Mo. Jan. 11, 1882.) s. of Horace William Hayden. 
(b. Baltimore, Md. Apr. 18, 1814 d. there Dec. 4, 1881.) and 
Mary Gillette, (b. Baltimore Md. June 2, 1819. d. there Feb. 
24, 1894.) Children: 11 15 — I. Ida Gillette, b. Greenville, 
Fla. Mar. 2, 1880., 11 16 — II. Florenee Kenyan, b. St. Louis, 
Mo. Aug. 22, 1881. Lieut. Hayden was ist Lieut. 3rd Penn. 
Cav. U. S. A. Commissioned Feb. 28, 1865. 

-I, . 96^. Abijah Bemis. (567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) The founder of 
; • what is usually termed the Paxton Branch of the Bemis's. He went from Wes- 
ton, Mass. to Paxton, Ma.ss. about 1751. He m. Jan. 29, 1751, Dinah, (bap. 
May 5, 1728. d. Paxton Jan. 19, 1792.) dau. of William Hagar of Waltham, and 
Mary Flagg (b. Dec. 7, 1690.) Dinah was a direct descendant of Mary Bemis, 
the sister of Joseph Befnis the Immigrant. She was descended through her mother 
from John Livermore, the ancestor of all that name in this country. 

CHILDREN. 

prob. b. Paxton, Mass. 

1 1 17— I. Abijah. b. 1753. d. Dec. 6, 1829. 

1 1 18— II. Daniel. 

1119 — III. Dinah, m. July 15, 1788, David Cutting. 



io8 History of the Beniis Family. 

1 1 20 — IV. Beulah. m. Nov. 11, 1784. John (b. Nov. 10, 1762.) s. of 

John and Mehitable Pike, of vSturbridge. They moved to 
Marshfield Vt. in 1806. Children: 1125 — I. John. b. 1785; 
1126 — II. Nancy. 1127 — III. Lydia. b. Nov. 3, 1788, m. in 
1804, Deacon Silas Jacobs of Croyden, N. H. (b. May 2, 
1785. d. Mar. 15, 1839.) and had: a. Clarissa b. July 9, 1805 
d. Mar. 6, 1813. b. Silas, b. Jan. 18, d. Apr. 30, 1807 ; c. 
Mira. b. July 14, 1808. d. July 22, 1809. d. Silas 2d, b. Aug 
10, 1810, d. May 1811. e. Hannah M. b. Mar. 3, 1812. /. 
Clarissa E. b. Feb. 8, 1814 ; g. Paul. b. July 3, 1816. d. Dec 
26, 1835. //. Prudence, b. June 22, 1818; /. Lydia. b. Jan 
24, 1821. d. Mar. 1887. j. Spendy M. b. Apr. 29, 1823. d 
Mar. II, 1877. k. Orpha L,. b. Feb. 17, 1825. d. Nov. 4, 1877 
/. Almira L. b. July 18, 1827. m. ist, Henry C. Jayne; m 
2d. Silas W. b. Feb. 9, 1830. 1128 — IV. Harriet. 1129— 
V. Sylvester F. Beniis. b. 1793. m. Sarah Taylor, and had 
all b. Marshfield, Vt. a. Roxanna. b. Nancy, c. Harriet, d. 
John B. e. Sarah, /. Elvira 1130 — VI. Daniel, b. 1795 
1131 — VII. Horace. 

1 121 — V. Lydia. m. Jan. 25, 1788 Francis Pike. 

1 122 — VI. John. b. 1767. d. Brookfield, Mass. Aug. 8, 1852. 

1 123 — VII. Ruth. m. at Spencer, Apr. 7, 1785. John Pike of Paxton. 
1 1 24 — VIII. Alpheus. 



1117. Abijah Bemis. (695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 
Mary Pike (d. Paxton June 10, 1833.) He resided in Paxton, and was a Revo- 
loutionary soldier. Enlisting June 5, 1780, and marched to Springfield, Mass. 
July 13, 1780. 







CHILDREN. 






b. Paxton, Mass 


II32— 


I. 


Alpheus. b. Jan. 19, 1784. 


II33— 


II. 


Aueariah. b. Nov. 21, 17S5. 


II34— 


III. 


Aaron, b. Jan. 29, 1788. 


II35— 


IV. 


Amos. b. Dec. 15, 1790. 


II36— 


V. 


Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1792. 



History of the Bemis Family. 109 

1 137 — VI. Alice, b. May 6, 1795. 

1 138 — VII. Amasa. b. June 10, 1797. 
1 139 — VIII. Lydia. b. Oct. 29, 1798. 

1 140 — IX. Willard. b. June 3, 1801. 

1 141 — X. Abijah. b. Oct. 23, 1802. k. in a powder mill at Spencer, 

Mass. 

1 142 — XI. Hepzebah. b. July 8, 1804. 

1 143 — XII. Tyler, b. June 3, 1806. d. Paxtou, Aug. 11, 1876. 
1 144 — XIII. Mary. b. May 31, 1808. 



1135. Amos Bemis. (11 17. Abijah. 695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. 

Joseph.) m. ist, m. 2d, June 28, 1830 Huldah. (b. Spencer May 22, 1793.) 

dau. of Ezekial Tucker, (b. Leicester, Mass. Aug. 29, 1757. d. Jan. 29, i8i4.)and 
his 2d wife, Elizabeth Phelps of Brookfield. 

CHILDREN. 

by I St m. 

1145 — I. Edwin P. b. Paxton Mar. 26, 1815. 

1146 — II. William Otis. b. Leicester Jan. i, 1819. m. Nov. 28, 1850. 

Julis A. Stebbins. Child; 11 51. Madeline Matilda, b. 
Spencer Mar. 17, 1856. 

by 2d m. 

1 147 — III. Ruth. b. Paxton Sep. 4, 182 1. d. Nov. 10, 1844. 

1148 — IV. George Amos. b. Spencer Sep. 17, 1824. d. July 10, 1880. 

11 49 — V. Amasa T. b. Spencer June 30, 1831. 

1150 — VI. Henry H. b. Spencer May 13, 1833. 



1145. Edwin P. Bemis. (1135. Amos. 11 17. Abijah. 695. Abijah. 567. 
John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Dec. 5, 1844 Elizabeth F., dau. of Joseph 
Cheever. 



History of the Remis Family. 
CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer. 

1 152 — I. Alston Otis. b. Sep. 30, 1849. 

1153 — II. Emma Elizabeth, b. Mar. 28, 1851. 

1 154 — III. Julia Henrietta, b. Mar. i, 1853. 

1 155 — IV. Edwin Cheever. b. Oct. 2, 1856. 



1148. George Amos Bemis. (1135. Amos. 11 17. Abijah. 695. Abijah- 
567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Mar. 23, 1848 Anstis Kittridge. (b. N. 
Brookfield, Mass. Mar. 23, 1826. d. July 10, 1880.) dau. of Thomas Arnit Har- 
wood. (b. Spencer Feb. 6, 1789, d. Apr. 4, 1880.) and Hannah Palmer Pellet, (b. 
Canterbury, Mass 1794. d. Sep. i, 1830.) 

CHILDREN. 

1156 — I. Amos Aruit. b. Spencer Aug. 20, 1851. m. Nov. 20, 1873. 

Mary Grace Phelps of N. Brookfield, formerly of St. Johns- 
burg, Vt. 

1157 — II. William Otis. b. N. Brookfield June ii, 1857 d. July 18, 

1868. 

1158 — III. Clara Harwood. b. N. Brookfield Sept. 24, 1864. 



1143. Tyler Bemis. (1117. Abijah. 695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. at Paxton, Mass. Caroline Amelia, (b. Paxton Nov. 8, 1809. d. 
there July 14, 1892.) dau. of Samuel Brown (b. Dec. 5, 1765. d. Sept. 27, 1855.) 
and lyucretia Earle. (b. Paxton Feb. 25, 1773. d. there Feb. 7, 1864.) 

children. 
b. Paxton, Mass. 

1 1 59 — I. Carlo Romanzo. b. Dec. 6, 1831. 

1160 — II. George Walton, b. Apr. 19, 1833. m. Worcester, Mass. May 

28, 1862 Nellie A. Smith of Vt. 

1161 — III. Caroline Isabella, b. Feb. 20, 1837. m. Paxton; Manley 

Ludden. Children: 1166 — I. Adelle Isabella, b. Oct. 6, 



History of the Bemis Family. iii 

1856. m. Brookfield Mass. Nov. 27, 1878. Alfred Hewlett; 
1167 — II. Harvey, b. Feb. 15, 1859. m. Brookfield Nov. 23, 
1881. Etta L. Marcy; 1 168— III. Emerson, b. Nov. 18, 1862. 
m. N. Brookfield Feb. 15, 1893 Ernestine Letourndre. 

1 162 — IV. Charles Augustus, b. Dec. 12, 1838. 

1 163 — V. Mary Eliza, b. Feb. 14, 1843. d. Oct. 9, 1844. 

1 164 — VI. Sophrouia Lucretia. b. Dec. 29. 1846. m. N. Brookfield 

Mass. Joseph Whitney of Oakham, Mass. Child: 1169 — I. 
George Henry, b. Paxton 1882. 

1 165 — VII. Austin Thomas, b. Oct. 31, 1851. m. Worcester, Mass. Sept. 

27, 1893. Emma Augusta Jeffs. 

1159. Carlo ROMANZO Bemis. (i 143. Tyler. 1117. Abijah. 695. Abijah. 
567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist, Barre, Mass. Nov. 24, 1853. Julia A. 
Williams of Barre, Mass. He m. 2d, Palmer, Mass. Mar. 29, 1888. Celestia N. 
Bemis. 

, CHILDREN. 

1 170 — I. Andrew Parker, b. Spencer Oct. 29, 1855. m. Jan. i, 1S77, at 

Spencer, Eizzie P. Watson of Spencer. 

1171 — II. Charles Lewis, b. Paxton Dec. 16, 1857. m. at Spencer, 

Lydia Davis. 

1172 — III. Mary Jane. b. Paxton Feb. 17, 1859 m. at Spencer May 27, 

1879 Adelbert F. (b. Brookfield Jan. 7, 1858.) s. of Ira How- 
lett (b. Woodstock Ct. 1826.) and Juha Randall. 

1162. Charles Augustus Bemis. (1143. Tyler. 1 117. Abijah. 695. Abi- 
jah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Spencer, Mass. Jan. 25, 1871 Annie Hud- 
son Bemis. (1875.) He enlisted from Paxton and served nine months in the 
Rebellion. 

children. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1173 — I. Eewis Tyler, b. June 26, 1874. 

1174 — II. Mary Brigham. b. Aug. 21, 1876. 

1175 — III. Emma Augusta, b. Sept. 25, 1881. 



112 History of the Bemis Family. 

1118. Daniel Bemis. (695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 

Martha . They removed from Paxton, Mass. about 1793-5 to Croyden, 

N. H. He enlisted in the Revoloutionary Army Aug. 5, 1777. in Capt. John 
Wood's Company, Col. I/. Baldwin's Regiment (26tb Regmt. of the Line.) 



CHILDREN. 

1176 — I. Abijah. b. Paxton May 12, 1791. d. Marshfield, Vt. Feb. 

5, 1877. He left home and went to Marshfield, Vt. in 1807. 
where he always resided. He was a soldier in the War of 
1812. He m. ist, Harriet Pitkin, who bore him ten chil- 
dren, one named (1181) Martin D. He m. 2d, Mrs. Abbie 
Bemis. 

1177 — II. Obadiah. b. Paxton May i, 1793. He was a soldier in the 

War of 181 2. From Marshfield he went to Plainfield, Vt. 

1 178 — III. Phinehas. b. Corydon, N. H. He went in 1806-7 to 

Marshfield Vt. m. L,ucy Austin and had ten children, four of 
whom were: 1182. Isaac (or Isare) 1183. Samuel, 1184. 
Moody, and 1185. Ira. Moody is a farmer and lives on the 
place his father settled on. He represented Marshfield in the 
Legislature in 1872-73. He m. Harriet Mears, and had one 
child. He was a soldier in the war of 18 12. 

1179— IV. Daniel, b. Croyden, N. H. m. Mary Morse, and had eleven 

children, of whom are: 11 86 — I. Daphne, m. D. W. Ban- 
croft, \\9,-]— Lydia. m. E. D. Pitkins ; 1188— III. A.Jack- 
son. 1189 — IV. George. 1190 — V. Nilson C; 1191 — VI. E/sa, 
m. Henry C. Lomberten, 1192 — VII. Horace. 1193 — VIII. 
Levi. 

11 80 — V. Lewis, b. Croydon, N. H. A soldier in the war of 

1812. 



1122. John Bemis. (695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist, 
July 1793 Grizel Livermore. He m. 2d, July 5, 1796 Mary Flagg. (See under 
613 and 703.) He m. 3rd, Jemima (b. Brookfield, Mass. 1779. d. there Mar. 27, 
1861.) dau. of Eleazer Adams. 



History of the Bemis Family. 113 

CHILDREN. 

b. Paxton, Mass. by ist m. 

1194 — I. Celicia. b. Sep. 4, 1794 d. Brookfield, Mass. Jan. 23, 1876 m. 

at Warren, Mass. Michael Walsh. 

by 2d m. 

1 195 — II. Samuel Flagg b. Mar. i, 1795. d. Brookfield Nov. 10, 1869. 

1 196 — III. Catherine, b. 1796 d. Warren, Mass. Mar. 3, 1878. 

m. at Sturbridge, Ma.ss. Apr. 2, 1822 Charles Goodell. 

1197 — IV. Mary d. in infancy. 

by 3rd m. 

1198 — V. Mary 2d. d. Warren, Mass. July 19, 1851. m. Thomas Kel- 

logg- 

1 199 — VI. John. b. Sept. 24, 1803. d. Brookfield, Mass. Apr. 7, 1871. m. 

Brookfield, Mass. Mary Newton. 

1200 — VII. David Adams, b. Mar 16, 1805. d. Warren, Mass. Apr. 30, 

1886. 

1201 — VIII. Charles, b. Spencer, Mass. Mar. 9, 1807. d. Warren. Dec. 18, 
1891. m. at Warren, Mass. Lucinda Reed. 

1202 — IX. Eleazar Adams, b. Spencer Sep. 30, 18 10. d. Brookfield June 

1886. m. at Brookfield, Sarah Harwood. 

1203 — X. Addison, b. Spencer Mar. 17, 1812. d. Mar. 7, 1895. 

i,''04 — XI. Eliza A. b. Paxton 1817. d. Sherburne, Vt. Mar. 7, 1895. m. 
ist, Brookfield Jan. i, 1837. Hirman Gleason. m. 2d Brook- 
field, Apr. 1851 Lyman H. Hodgman. 

1205 — XII. Sophronia. b. 1818 m. in Brookfield, Austin Woodward, she 
d. Brimfield, Mass. May 30, 1891. 

1206— XIII. Waldo. ) d. there Nov. 24, 1856. 

). b. Brookfield Oct. 13, 1820 
1207— XIV. William, j ^ j3j^ StafiFord, Ct. Jan. 21, 1846. Mary C. 

Bailey. He married 2d, at Winsted Ct. Sep. 9, 1848. Frances 

Ann Daniels. 

1208 — XV. Austin F. b. Sturbridge, Mass. 1825. d. Sherburne, Vt. Nov. 

1862. 



114 History of the Beniis Familv- 

1195. Samuel Flagg Bemis. (1122. John. 695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Betsy, (b. Nov. 28, 1796. d. Brookfield Apr. 15, 1842.) dau. 
of Phillip Bigelow, and Elizabeth Barrett of Charlton, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

1209 — I. Merrick, b. Sturbridge, Mass. May 6, 1820 m. at Brook- 

field Caroline A. Gilmore. 

1210 — II. Freeland. b. Dec. 9, 1821. d. Jan 1880 m. at IJtifield, Mass. 

Mary A. Underwood. 

121 1 — III. Fitz-Henry. b. Nov. 9, 1823. 

1212 — IV. Ann Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 1826. m. Brookfield, Mass. May 

30, 1851. Eli Truxton. (b. Sturbridge, Mass. Mar. 27, 1821. 
d. there Jan. 3, 1897.) s. of Benjamin Brooks (b. Warren, 
Mass. Feb. 7, 1769. d. Sturbridge, 1852.) and Esther Fink, 
(b. Wellington, Ct. 1780. d. Sturbridge 1863.) Children b. 
Sturbridge, Mass: 12 17 — I. Esther Louise, b. Aug. 8, 1852. 
d. Worcester, Mass. Dec. 12, 1886. m. Apr. 15, 1878 L,ucious 
Arnold Adams. They have : a. Constance Elizabeth, b. 
July 19, 1881. b. Esther Louise Goldthwaite. b. Mar. 15, 
1885; 1218 — II. Harriet Emily, b. July 30, 1854; 1219 — 
III. Amta Elisabeth, b. Aug. 18, 1857; 1220 — IV. George 
Fink. b. Feb. d. Sep. 1859; 1220a — V. Franklin Eli. b. 
Nov. 19, i860. (Brown Unvty. A. B. 1883. Boston Law 
School 1887-8.) m. Leicester, Mass. June 3, 1891 Sara 
Brainerd. (b. Leicester, Oct. 16, 1864.) dau. of Amos Hill 
Coolidge, and Harriet M. Cooley. They have; a. Elizabeth, 
b. Jan. 7, 1895. b. Franklin Coolidge. b. Nov. 16, 1896. 
They reside at Colorado Springs, Colo. 1221 — VI. Lillian 
Maria, b. 1862 d. 1863. 1222 — VII. Herbert Manning, b. 
July d. Aug. 1864. 1223 — VIII. Henry Chaiineey. b. July 
1864. d. July 1866. 1224 — IX. Caroline Estelle. b. Jan. 7. 
1867. m. Apr. 20, 1890. John Frank Elvin. Thej'have: 
Joseph Brooks b. Hyde Park, Mass. Dec. 7, 1890. 

1213 — V. Samuel Flagg. b. Nov. 15, 1828. m. at Sturbridge, Mass. 
Hannah Blodgett. 

1214 — VI. Maria Louisa, b. Oct. 3, 1831. d. 1863. m. at Sturbridge 
Henry C. Storrs. 



History of the Beinis Family. 115 

1215 — VII. Frances Emily, b. Juue 21, 1832. m. at Sturbridge Mar. 13, 
1855 Marvin, (b. Southbridge, Mass. Feb. 3, 1816.) s. of 
Marvin Clark of Woodstock, Ct. and Nancy Carpenter of 
Ashford, Ct. Children : 1225 — I. Nellie, b. Jan. 13, 1857. 
d. Feb. 25, 1864. 1226 — II. Charles M. b. Apr, 27, 1859. 
1227 — III. Jennie, b. July 31, 1861. d. May 9, 1864. 1228 — 
IV. Willis H. b. Mar. 16, 1865; 1229— V. Irving D.h. 
Mar. 16, 1867. d. Aug. 13, 1889. 

1 2 16 — VIII. Daniel Webster, b. Charlton, Mass. Apr. 21, 1835. m. 2d. 
Maria A. Woods. 



1211. Fitz-Henry Bemis. (1195. Samuel F. 1122. John. 695. Abijah. 
567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Meadville, Pa. Nov. 26, 1850 Sarah E. 
Clark of Meadville. 

CHILDREN. 

1230 — I. John C. b. June 19, 1852. 

1231 — II. Frank L,eroy. b. Jan. 26, 1855. m. Sarah Thompson. 

1232 — III. Harry C. b. Apr. 25. 1857. d. Feb. 24, 1866. 

1233 — IV. Ella Sophia, b. July 24, 1859. d. Nov. 9, 1892. m. 

May II, 1881 George B. Acuff. Children: 1238 — I. 
Harold D. b. Feb. 12, 1886, 1239— II. George N. b. Aug. 
26, 1887. d. in infancy. 

1234 — V. Herman H. b. Sep. 20, 1862. m. Isabella Woods. 

1235— VI. Cora. b. Apr. 8, 1865. d. Jan. 25, 1866. 

1236 — VII. Annie, b. Meadville, Pa. Nov. 20, 1867. d. May 25, 1868. 
1237 — -VIII. George Herbert, b. Aug. 13, 1869. unm. 

1230. John C. Bemis. (1211. Fitz-Henry. 1195. Samuel F. 1122. John. 
695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Feb. 11, 1879 Emma Davis 
of Meadville, Pa. 

CHILDREN. 



1240 — I. Harry, b. Dec. 25, 1879. 

1241 — II. Marion, b. Sep. 24, 1881. 

1242 — III. Helen, b. Aug. 26, 1893. 



ii6 History of the Bentis Fatnily. 

1231. Frank Leroy Bemis. (1211. Fitz-Henry. 1195. Samuel F. 1122. 
John. 695. Abijah. 567, John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Nov. 19, 1881. Sarah 
Ellen Thompson of Oil City, Pa. 

CHILDREN. 

1243— I. Cora Ella. b. Oil City, Pa. Sep. 6, 1882. 

1244— II. Clark T. b. Mendota, Pa. Aug. 10, 1886. 

1245 — III. Hazel, b. Mendota, Pa. June 4, 1893. 

1234. Herman H. Bemis. (1211. Fitz-Henry. 1195. Samuel F. 1122 
John. 695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Meadville, Pa. May 4, 
1887 Sarah Isabella Woods. 

children. 

1246 — I. Oscar, b. Jan. 15, 1888 d. in infancy 

1247 — II. Charles W. b. Apr. 5, 1893. 

1200. David Adams Bemis. (1x22. John. 695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Dec. 2, 1830 Susan Morgan Hamilton, (b. Brookfield, Mass. 
May 12, 1801. d. Warren, Mass. May 12, 1873.) 

children. 
b. Warren, Mass. 

1248 — I. Alexander, b. June 4, 1831 d. Warren, Oct. 19, 1882. 

1249 — II. Franklin, b. Apr. 2, 1838. 

1250 — III. Frances Jane. b. Aug. 23, 1842. unm. 

1248. Alexander Bemis. (1200. David Adams. 1122. John. 695. 
Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. I. Joseph.) m. Worcester, Mass. Dec. 2, 1858. 
Frances Ellen Reed. 

children. 

b. Warren, Mass. 

1251 — I. Flora Adele. b. Feb. 10, i860, m. Warren, Dec. i882.Wilmer 

Henry Tatman. Children b. Worcester, Mass: 1256 — I. 
Wilmer Alexander, h. Jan. 11, 1887. 1257 — II. Charles, b. 
June 16, 1889. 



History of the Bemis Family. II7 

1252 — II. Anna Eugenia b. Jan. 5, 1866. m. Warren, Dec. 25, 1884. 

Charles Luther Brownell : Child: \2^%— Harold Alex- 
ander, b. Warren, Jan. 1886. 

1253— III. Lottie.] d. Sep. 5, 1883. 

Vb. Mar. 4, 1S71. 

1254— IV. Lillie. j ^ ^^g jg_ jg^j 

1255 — V. Susan Maud. b. July d. Oct. 27, 1879. 



1249. Franklin Bemis. (1200. David Adams. 1122. John. 695. Abijah. 
567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist, at Warren, Mass. in 1861 Julia Etta 
Crossman. He m. 2d, at Brookfield, Mass. Jan. 18 1877, Ann Rycroft. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Warren, Mass. by ist m. 

1259 — I. Franklin Adelbert. b. Sept. 20, 1862. m. Dec. 27, 1891. Mary 

McGourty. 

1260 — II. Cora Emma. b. Apr. 4, 1865. m. at Warren, Jan. 25, 1886. 

Ethan Taylor Hall. Children : b. Warren, Mass. 1264 — I. 
Esti7i Ethan, b. June 7, 1886. 1265 — II. Hazel A. b. July 
II, i888. 

by 2d m. 
Chester Adams, b. Feb. 21, 1878. 
Herbert Winfield. b. Nov. 4, 1880. 
Eugene Augustine, b. Palmer, Mass. Feb. 7, 1885. 

1206. Waldo Bemis. (1122. John. 695. Abijah. 567. John. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. at Charlton, Mass. May 18, 1852. Adaline Augusta, (b. Brookfield, 
Mass. May 31, 1835.) dau. of Arnold Guildford, (b. Brookfield July i, 1800. d. 
there Oct. 1877.) and Angeline Doan (b. Spencer May 31, 1817 d. Brookfield 
July 22, 1856.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Brookfield, Mass. 

1266 — I. Frank Arnold b. May 31, 1853. d. Foxborough, Mass. May 
7, 1892. 



I26I — 


III 


1262 — 


IV 


1263— 


V. 



ii8 History of the Bemis Family. 

1267 — II. Edward Waldo, b. Oct. 3, 1854. m. Sidney Me. July 12, 1888 

Nellie Faught. 

1268 — III. Albion Farwell. b. July 19, 1856. m. Foxborough, Mass. 

June 14, 1893 Ella Frances, (b. Foxborough, Dec. 15, 1874.) 
dau. of Allen Harrison Messniger. (b. Wrentham, Mass. Sep. 
29, 1834.) and Eliza Porter Lovell. (b. Mansfield, Mass. July 
29, 1837.) 



1266. Frank Arnold Bemis. (1206. Waldo. 1122. John. 695. Abijah. 
469. John. ID. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Springfield, Mass. Jan. i, 1874 Mary 
Turk. 

CHILDREN. 

1269 — I. Charles Waldo, b. Springfield, Mass. Oct. 29, 1874. ^ 

1270 — II. Gertrude Miriam, b. San Francisco, Cal. Jan. S, 1876. ^ 



1 27 1 — III. Adaline Augusta, b. Brookfield, Mass. Oct. 3, 1880. 



■ VI 



696. Elisha Bemis. (567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Lexington ^ ^ 
Mass. Feb. 15, 1748-9 Lucy Elton of Lexington. They probably had a number ^ _i 
of children, amongst whom was: 1272 — Elisha jr^h. 1753 d. Southboro, Mass. — ^ 
1817 m. Anna Newton. They removed to Southboro, Mass".'^H>i t>«n (U'f'i> m , 5&l'v 

CHILDREN. 

b. Southboro, Mass. 

1273— I. Elijah b. June 28, 1778 d. Southboro Aug. i, 1844. ;•> S»lly VS'ftfiUc 

1274— II. Elisha. G^^i^^^C^ \ 

1275 — III. Joseph. y^ 

1276 — IV. Jacob. / 

1277 — V. Ezra b. Apr. 12, 1789., d. Jan. 12, 1815. 

1278— VI. Sally. 

(^279— VII. Peter. He lived in Holliston, Mass. Had two sons: I. 
Augustine, and II. Hetiry.,, ^. 






■-^ 






VJ AACi /.^j.&^ n 









History of the Beinis Family. 119 

1273. Elijah Bemis. (1272. Elisha. 696. Elisha. 567. John. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. Oct. 9, 1805. Sally (b. Franiinghara, Mass. Mar. 26, 1785. d. Marl- 
boro, Mass. Apr. 26, 1868.) dau. of Cyrus Woolson. (b. Framingham Oct. 13, 
1761. d. there 1793.) and Persis Angier. (b. Southboro, Mass. Dec. 18, 1766, d. 
there after 1847.) Cyrus Woolson served as a private in the Revoloutionary 
^ War from July, 10, 1780. to Jan. 14, 1781. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Southboro, Mass. 

1280 — I. Hirman. b. July 20, 1806. 

1281— II. Harriet. 

1282 — III. Cyrus, m. Elizabeth had a son ; 1293 Francis b. Aug. 

21, 1841. 

1283 — IV. Maria, b. Jan. 17, 1813. 

1284— V. Elijah, b. Feb. 20, 1815. 

1285 — VI. Emery. 

1286 — VII. George, b. May 6, 1819. 
1287 — VIII. Horace, b. Mar. 4, 1821. 

1288— IX. Roxanna. 

1289 — X. Sarah, b. Feb. 14, 1825. 

1290 — XI. Lucius, b. June 11, 1827. 

1291 — XII. Elvira, b. Aug. g, 1829. 
1292— XIII. Henry. A. 

1284. Elijah Bemis. (1279. Elijah. 1278. Elisha. 696. Elisha. 567. John. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, Mar. 20, 1840 Susan Este Newton, (d. Southboro 
June 16, 1845.) He m. 2d, Feb. 28, 1846 Julia Ann. (b. Southboro, May 25, 
1823.') dau. of Charles Newton, (b. Southboro, d. Northboro, Mass.) and Betsy 
Bellows, (b. Southboro d. Westboro, Mass.) 

." " "' " CHILDREN. 

1294 — I. Leonard Adelia. b. Southboro, May 7, 1841. m. Edmund Win- 
chester Norcross. Children: 1306— I. Ella Winchester, b. 
July 29, 1867., 1307 — II. Cora Louise, b. May 7, 1870; 
1307a — III. Stephen Winchester . b. June 10, 1881. 



120 History oj the Bonis Family. 

1295 — II. Adalbert Warren, b. Southb. Feb. 4, 1843. d. Andersonville 

Va. Sep. II, 1864. (a Union soldier d. in prison.) 

1296 — III. Orvilla Janett. b. Southb. June 9, 1845. m. James Virgil 

Goddard. Children : 1308 — I. Elsie Mat-ia; 1309 — II. 
Frank; 1310 — III. Joseph Virgil; 1311 — IV. Roscoe Lincoln. 

1297 — IV. Oriana Rovena.b.Julj- 31, 1847 m. Peter Gamache. Children: 

1312 — I. Lillie Augusta, b. Sep. 25, 1869; 1313 — II. Fred 
Lincoln, b. May 1871; 1314 — III. Ma7'y Helen, b. Oct 1872; 
1315 — IV. Jenny Louise, b. Dec. 1873; 1316 — V. Flore?ice 
Mabel, b. Jan. 1875. 

1298 — V. Loella Melvinett. b. Oct. 31, 1848 d. June 13, 1867. 

1299 — VI. Leroy Melvin. b. Northboro, Mass. Aug. 15, 1849. d. Mar. 

1871. 

1300 — VII. Elwyn Heartly b. Northb. June i, 1851. 
1301 — VIII. Justin Waldo, b. Northb. Apr. 6, 1853. 

1302 — IX. Grace Helen, b. Northb. May 18, 1855. m. William J. Codd. 

Children: 1317 — I. Fraiik William, b. July 6, 1874; 1318 — 
II. Grace Jjilia. b. Aug. 1875; 1319 — III. Ajinie Isabel, b. 
June 1877. 

1303 — X. Eunice Frances, b. Northb. Nov. 24, 1857. 

1304 — XI. Alice Augusta, b. Northb. Sep. 4, 1863. m. David Alfred 

Heartwell. Child: 1320 Clijford Newton, b. Fitchburg, Mass. 
July 10, 1890. 
1305 — XII. Charles Ripley, b. Northb. June 27, 1867. 

1300. Elwyn Heartly Bemis. (1284. Elijah. 1273. Elijah. 1272. Elisha. 
696. Elisha. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist, Jan. i, 1872, Lizzie R. 
Morse, (d. July 1877.) He m. 2d, Nov. 26, 1878, Martha Arabella Todd. 

CHILDREN. 

by 2d m. 

1321 — I. Edith Justina. b. Nov. 16, 1879. 

1322— II. Ralph Scott, b. Mar. 7, 1883. [ . 

1323 — III. Eucy Mabel, b. Mar. 7, 1S83. j 

1324— IV. Elma Todd. b. Dec. 7, 1894. ) 

\ Twins. 

1325— V. Elwyn Heartly. b. Dec. 7, 1894. \ d. May 18, 1895. 



History of the Bends Family. 121 

1301. Justin Waldo Bemis. (1284. Elijah. 1273. Elijah. 1272. EHsha. 
696. Elisha. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist, at Worcester Mass. Dec. 31, 
1877. Lizzie Gertrude, (b. Princeton, Mass. Mar. 26, 1855. d. Ashburnham, 
Mass. June 23, 1884.) dau. of John Allen Mirick (b. Princeton, Jan. 15, 1821. d. 
there May 29, 1877.) and Kerseah Pierce, (b. Princeton, Feb. 25, 1820. d. there 
Feb. 12, 1890.) He ru. 2d, at Marlboro, Mass. Oct. 12, 1887 Adelaide Marion, 
(b. Marlboro, Dec. 3, 1849.) dau. of Heartwell W. Arnold, (b. Marlb. Jan. i, 
1819. d. there Nov. 23, 1894.) and Fannie W. Fisher, (b. Newton, Mass. Dec. 
27, 1817. d. Marlboro July 12, 1882. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Ashburnham, Mass. 
by ist m. 

1326 — I. Ida Jessamine, b. Apr. 24, 1879 d. Oct. 9, 1882. 

1327— II. Stella Allen, b. Dec. 28, 1880. 

by 2d m. 

1328 — III. Fanny Marrian. b. Feb. 10, 1889. 

1329 — IV. Marj' Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1892. 

1330 — V. Waldo Heartwell. b. Sep. 18, 1894. 



1277. Ezra Bemis. (696. Elisha. 567. John. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Jan. 
12, 1815, Lavinia. (b. Framingham, Mass. Jan. 9, 1790. d. Southboro, Mass. June 
I, 1847.) dau. of Cyrus Woolson and Persis Angler. She was the only sister of 
Sally Woolson, who m. Elijah Bemis. (1273) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Southboro, Mass. 

1331 — I. John Woolson, b. Aug. 5, 1815. d. Natick, Mass. m. Mary 

K. Yesenden. Had four children; b. and d. in Natick, Mass. 
Three sons; dau. -was 1343 Mary Louise m. in Natick Wm. 
H. Griffin. 

1332 — II. Martha Ann, b. Nov. 28, 1816. d. Holliston, Mass. m. ist in 

Southboro, Henry Collins; and 2d, Russell Park. She had : 



Hislory of (he Be»ns Family. 

1344 — I. Emma. b. Worcester; 1345 — II. Carrie, b. Wor. 

cester m. Carr, is now a wid. 1346 — III. Mintiie. 

b. Holliston, Mass. m. Dodge, is now a wid. with 

two boys. 

1333 — III. Charles Angier. b. Mar. 4, 1818. d. Holliston, Mass. m. in 

Holliston Caroline Thed. No issue. 

1334 — IV. Cyrus Woolson. b. Apr. 21, 1820 d. Holliston, Mass. Aug. 

31, 1S85. m. Boston, Mass. Sarah Anna Maria, (b. Boston 
Mass. Dec. 8, 1822. d. Holliston Feb. i, 1893.) dau. of 
William Kimball, (b. Ipswich, Mass. Mar. 12, 1792. d. Hol- 
liston, Mass. Aug. 9, 1861.) and Sarah Pierce, (b. Dec. 6, 
1794. d. Holliston Oct. 4, 1855.) Child: 1347. Cyrus 
Ezra. b. Holliston, Mass. Sep. 15, 1853 unm. 

1335 — V. Mary Ann. b. and d. Jan. 17, 1822. 

1336 — VI. Ezra Curtis, b. July 4, 1822. d. Feb. 17, 1874. m. Marlboro, 

Mass. Mrs. Mary Ann (Walker) Collins. Child: 1348. 
Juliett. b. Southboro, d. Sherborn, Mass. 

1337 — VII. William Eustis. b. Dec. 20, 1824 d. June 10, 1886. m. Marl- 

boro, Mass. Caroline Sophia Walker. Children : two sons 
and two daus. 

1338 — VIII. Nancy Lavinia. b. Oct. 26, 1826. d.^ Apr. 21, 1885. m. 
Thompson Ct. Isaac Snyder. Child: 1349. James, b. in 
N. Y. City. 

1339 — IX. Hirman Newton, b. Apr. 28, 1830 d. Jan. 1831. 

1340 — X. Sally Newton, b. Jan. 10, 1832. d. Apr. 19, 1891. m. Hollis- 

ton, Mass. Joseph Walter Banker. Children : five, four 
living; all b. in Sherborn, Mass. One boy d. there, the 
others all m. at Sherborn. One dau. 1350. Adclia. m. Mr. 
Sparrowhawk, of Sherborn. The other dau. 1351. Nellie. 
m. Mr. Picra, of Sherborn. 

1341 — XI. Eleanor Sophia, b. June 27, 1833 m. Manhattan Kans. Oct. 30, 

1856 Thomas Clarke, (b. Apr. 26, 1832.) s. of Thomas Potter 
Wells (b. Apr. 28, 1809. d. Aug. 31, 1884.) and Sarah Eliza- 
beth Clarke, (b. June 10, 1814. d. June 16, 1834.) No issue. 



History of the Bemis Family. 123 

569. Samuel Bemis. (10. Johu. i. Joseph.) m. Watertown, Mass. Apr. 
12, 1716 Sarah (b. Wat. Jan. 25, 1693-4 d. Spencer, Mass. Sep. 30, 1756.) dau. 
of John Barnard of Sudbury, Mass. (b. Wat. Aug. 24, 1656. d. there 1727-32.) 
and his 2d wife, EHzabeth Stone, (b. Wat. May 5, 1672 d. there May. 6, 1694.) 
They resided for a time in Sherborn. Samuel Bemis was the second settler of 
Spencer, Mass., going there from Wat. in 1721. He purchased 400 acres of land, 
and began at once to fell the timber, with which the land was covered, before 
bringing his family from Wat. At that time the Indians were still numerous in 
that section, and they frequently came to his house and tarried the night, but 
their presence was most offensive to him. In 1722, when his wife was about to 
give birth to his third child, William, fearing the Indians, she made a journey to 
Sudbury for safety during that critical period, and when her little son was only 
two weeks old, she rode home on horseback, a distance of fifty miles in one day, 
carrying her infant in her arms, the road passing through an entire wilderness. 

Samuel Bemis acquired a handsome estate, built the first frame house in 
Spencer, a building of two stories, which stood for over one hundred and twenty- 
five years, and was then taken down. The following is the inscription on his 
tombstone: 

" In memory of Mr. Samuel Bemis, one of the First settlers of the Town, who 
died August 1776, in his 84th year." 

' ' Where nothing dwelt but beasts of prey. 

Or men as fierce and wild as they. 
Our kind forefathers did repair. 

And built us towns and cities there." 

CHILDREN. 

1352 — I. Samuel, b. Wat. May 17 16. d. Spencer Aug. 15, 1793. 

1353 — II- Edmund, b. Wat. Nov. i, 1720 d. Spencer, before Dec. 26, 

1 8 10. 

1354 — III. William, b. Sudbury Nov. i, 1722. d. Spencer. Mar. 23, 

1801. 

1355 — IV. Nathanial. b. Spencer 1725. d. Spencer Jan. 1784. 

1356 — V. Sarah, b. Spencer Dec. 12, 1727 m. June 20, 1751. Daniel 

Eynde of Leicester, Mass. 

1357 — VI. Joshua b. Spencer July 14, 1729. d. there Mar. 24, 1789. 



124 History. of the Bemis Family. 

1358 — VII. Elizabeth, b. Spencer 1732. m. Worcester July 10, 1755. 
Jonathan Moore of Worcester, Mass. 

1359 — VIII. Jonas, b. Spencer Mar. 25, 1737 d. there May 7, 1790. 



1352. Samuel Bemis. (569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist, at 
Leicester, Mass. Jan. 9, 1740. Rebekah Newhall of Leicester, (she d. s. p.) He 
m. 2d, at Leicester Nov. 11, 1742 Mary. (b. Leicester Apr. 30, 1724. d. Spencer 
Jan. 3, 1760.) dau. of Captain Benjamin, (d. Jan. 23, 1771.) and Rebekah Johnson 
(d. abt. 1781, aged more than 80 yrs.) Samuel Bemis m. 3rd, at Worcester, Aug. 
II, 1760. Mrs. Mehitable Bunnell of Sutton, Mass. (d. Feb. 24, 1807.) 

Capt. Benjamin Johnson moved from Leicester to Spencer in 1747, where he 
was Moderator at the Incorporation in 1753, Town Clerk, Treasurer and Select- 
man. His wife Rebecca practiced midwifery. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. by 2d m. 

1360 — I. Benjamin, b. Jan. 19, 1744. d. Worcester, Mass. 

1361 — II. Mary. b. Dec. 3, 1745. m. at Spencer Apr. 21, 1763. Nathan 

Hamilton of Brookfield, Mass. 

1362 — III. Rebekah. b. Jan. 2, 1747. m. at Spencer July 2, 1765 Allen. 

(b. Spencer July 3, 1743.) s. of Capt. John Newhall of Maiden, 
Mass. and Dorothy Newhall of Leicester. Children: 1371 — 
I. Mary. b. Oct. 30, 1767., 1372 — II. Reubeyi. b. Mar. 18, 
1770. d. Spencer 1859. m. Mar. 4, 1790 Sarah Bends. (1908.) 
a sister of his stepmother. They had a. Phebe. b. Jan. 20, 
1 791. b. Rebekah. b. Dec. 1793. d. June 26, 1816. c. Polly, 
b. Mar. 4, 1796. d. July 1817. d. Otis. b. Jan. 27, 1797. e. 
Reuben, b. Feb. 9, 1800. /. Sukey. b. Oct. 13, 1803. g. 
Sally, b. July 17, 1805. d. July 31, 1832. m. Sep. 20, 1826. 
Elisha Todd. 1373 — III. John. b. July i, 1772. 1374 — IV. 
Rebekah. b. Jan. 16, 1777. 1375 — V. David, b. July 21, 
1779. 1376 — VI. Betsy, b. Nov. i, 1781. m. ist, Jan. 9, 1802 
Amos Wilson, m. 2d, Jan. 15, 1806 Francis Adams. 1377 — 
VII. Safmcel. b. July 31, 1792. 

1363 — IV. Samuel, b. Sep. 18, 1749. 



History of the Retnis Family. 125 

1364 — V. Reuben, b. June 10, 1752. d. Jan. S, 1779. 

1365 — VI. Beulah. b. Sept. 26, 1754. m. at Brookfield, Mass. Aug. 29, 

1773. (his 2d wife.) Captain John. (b. Freetown, Mass. 1742. 
d. Spencer Jan. 13, 1810.) s. of John Howland. (b. Freetown. 
June 26, 1710 d. there 1790.) and Abigail, (or Elizabeth) 
Peirce, of Middleborough who died 1786. Children: 1378 — 
I. Polly, b. Mar. 20, 1775. m. July 3, 1796 Richard Beers of 
Spencer, and had : a. Betsy, b. July 7, 1798. b. Waity. b. 
Aug. 23, 1800. d. May 6, 1801., 1379 — II. James, b. Oct. 30, 
1776. m. Jan. 24, 1799. Catherine Betnis. (1710.) 1380 — III. 
Abigail, b. June 6, 1779. m. May 20, 1798. William Knight 
jr. of Spencer, and had : a. Fanny, b. Charles, c. John. d. 
William, e. William H. /. James. 138 1— IV. Willard.h. 
Jan. 28, 1780. 1382 — V. Susan, b. Apr. 19, 1783. 1383 — VI. 
Abijah. b. Aug. 16, 17S5. 

1366 — VII. Lydia. b. May 10, 1761. 
1367 — VIII. Jonathan, b. Apr. 9, 1765. 

1368 — IX. Joel. b. Feb. 7, 176S. m. at Brookfield, Mass. Apr. 17, 1791. 

Nancy Jenks. They removed to Lyndon, Vt. 

1369 — X. Judith, b. Aug. 27, 1769. d. July 31, 1841. m. her cousin 

Jonas Deniis (1903.) 

1370 — XI. Wait. b. June 20, 1772. d. Lyndon, Vt. Apr. 20, 1847. 



1360. Colonel Benjamin Bemis. (1352. Samuel. 569. Samuel. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. at Spencer Nov. 17, 1768. Rebekah (b. Spencer Ma)^ 2, 1744 d. 
Worcester, Mass.) dau. of James Draper, (b. Stoughton, Mass. Sep. 22, 1720 d. 
Spencer Mar. 2, 1781.) and his ist wife Mehetable Whiting, (b. Dedham, Mass. 
1719. d. there July 18, 1763.) 

Colonel Benjamin Bemis was a distinguished soldier in the Revoloutionary 
Struggle and in the War of 18 1 2. He was a private in Capt. Joseph Walcott's 
Company of Rangers, from Spencer in the Lexington Alarm. Sergeant in Capt. 
Joel Green's Company, Col. Frye's Regiment, Mass. Militia 1775. Lieut. 8th 
Comp. Worcester County Militia, in Col. Washburne's Regiment, Worcester Co. 
Mass. Militia Jan. 12, 1781. Also Member of the Spencer Committee of Corre- 
spondence and Safety. He commanded a Regiment in the War of 18 12, and was 



126 History of the Betnis Family. 

ordered to the Canadian frontier, where however they did not have an engage- 
ment with the British. He was Assessor in 1785, Towu Clerk 1781-82 and 86, 
Selectman 1784, 85, 86. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1384 — I. Mary. b. Jan. 29, 1770 d. Cambridgeport, Mass. Aug. 4, 1828. 
m. at Spencer, Aug. 24, 1786. Captain Simeon, (b. Spencer, 
Mar. 27, 1765. d. Brookfield, Mass. Dec. 28, 1848.) s. of 
Captain Joshua Draper, (b. Dorchester, Mass. Dec. 25, 1724. 
d. Spencer, Oct. 27, 1792.) and his 2d, wife Mrs. Sarah 
Wright of Brookfield. (d. Apr. 12, 1820.) Captain Joshua 
Draper was a brother of Mary's (1384.) mother Rebekah 
Draper. So that she was Capt. Simeon Draper's first cousin. 
After Mary's death, he m. 2d Mrs. Catherine C. Lewis (b. 
Boston, Mass. Dec. 5, 1788. d. Brookfield Mar. 13, 1866.) 
there was no issue, by the 2d m. 

Captain Simeon was one of those typical Yankees that 
have made the country what it is. He enlisted in the Revo- 
loutionary Army, when but a lad of sixteen, and was pro- 
moted Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. He kept 
the well known "Brookfield Tavern" at West Brookfield, 
Mass. for many years. This was the half-way house be- 
tween the east and west. He owned and operated that part 
of the stage line, from Worcester to Springfield, which ran in 
pre-railroad days, so regularly between New York and 
Boston. He was elected to represent Brookfield in the 
General Court 1809-12-15-16-17-18-19-29-30 ; and was a 
member of the constitutional Convention of 1820. He held 
many offices in West and South Brookfield, such as Justice 
and Selectman. In 1800 he was given a commission in the 
regular Army by President John Adams, and served till the 
standing Army was abolished. General Lafayette was his 
guest over night at his house in Brookfield, on his second 
visit to America. He was an active Freemason, belonged to, 
and presided over Merideu Sun Lodge of Brookfield. He 
received a pension from the government, which his widow 
enjoyed till her death. Children: 1391 — L Abigail, b. 
Spencer, Mar. 12, 1787. d. there July 24, 1788. 1392 — II. 



History of the Bemis Family. 127 

Betsy, b. Spencer Sep. 6, 1788. d. Brookfield Aug. 2, 1828. 
unm. 1393 — III. Henry, b. June 10, 1790 d. Rochester 
N. Y. July 3, 1841. m. Pittsfield, Mass. June 7, 1813 Harriet, 
(b. Chesterfield Mass. Nov. 28, 1793. d. Janesville, Wis. Oct. 
1871.) dau. of John Stone of Chesterfield, Mass. Henry- 
Draper met his wife whilst stationed with his regiment at Pitts- 
field, Mass. during the War of 1812. He was an ensign in 
Col. S. Larned's 9th Regiment of U. S. Infantry; commission 
dated Mar. 18, 1812. He served until the regiment was 
mustered out on Nov. 30, 1812. His regiment was also 
quartered at Brookfield, Mass., after the War in 18 17, he 
removed from the latter place to Rochester, N. Y. Children : 
a. Adelia Stebbins b. Brookfield May 24. d. Dec. 2, 1814. b. 
lyorenzo Cornelius, b. Brookfield Nov. 26, 1815. d. Rochester 
Jan. 3, 1855. c. Anne Maria b. Rochester Dec. 26, 1817 m. 
Dr. George Swinburne of Rochester, d. Henry Stone, b. 
Rochester Feb. 8, 182 1 d. Apr. 10, 1886. c. John Stone, b. 
Rochester Nov. 18, 1823. f. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Rochester 
Dec. 9, 1825. d. there Mar. 28, 1827. g. Simeon Bemis. b. 
Rochester Dec. 15, 1827. d. Detroit, Mich. June 7, 1848. h. 
W^illiam Bemis. b. Rochester July 11, 1830. d. Washington, 
D. C. Apr. 2, 1857. 1394 — IV. Lorenzo, b. Mar. 27, 1792. 
d. New York City Jan. 25, 1868. m. ist, Apr. 20, 1816. Rosa- 
mund Cook (b. Boston Sep. 24, 1798. d. there May 31, 1825.) 
he m. 2d, at Philadelphia, Pa. Mar. 27, 1826. Sarah Elizabeth 
Dolliver. (b. Dorchester, Mass. Dec. 14, 1799. d. Paris France 
May II, 1840.) He m. 3rd, in Paris, France Oct. i, 1851. 
Ann Alicia, wid. of Dr. Hamilton Hawkins U. S. A. of 
Baltimore, where she died. lyorenzo Draper was a com- 
mission merchant in Boston, New York and Paris. He was 
appointed Mar. 15, 1841. U. S. Consul to Paris by Presdt. 
William Henry Harrison, subsequently he was appointed 
May 29, 1849 Consul to Havre, France, by Presdt. 
Tyler. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co. of Boston. He was a member also of the New 
England Guards, a light Infantry Co. organized in Boston 
Sept. 22, 1812; on June 13, 1814, they were ordered to guard 
the U. S. Navy Yard at Charleston, Mass. Children by ist 
m. all b. Boston: a. Rosamund b. Jan. 11, 1817. d. Aug. 23 



128 History of the Bemis Family. 



1824. b. a child, b. Apr. 28, d. Apr. 30, 1818. c. Lorenzo, 
b. May 2, 1820. d. New York Apr. 12, 1858. d. George 
Henry, b. May 10, 1823. e. Rosamund Cook b. Apr. 30, 

1825. d. Feb. 4, 1826. Children by 2d. m. /. a child b. 
Apr. II, 1827. g. Elizabeth Smith, b. Boston, June 23, 1828., 
//. Frances Amelia, b. Dorchester, Mass. Nov. 5, 1830. i. 
Charles Augusta, b. Paris, France Oct. 6, 1834. d. White- 
stone N. Y. July 12, 1855. 1395 — V. Horace, b. Jan. 30. 
1794. d. Springfield, Mass. June 21, 1846. m. Boston, Mass. 
Aug. 2, 1821 Eliza Andrews Tufts, (b. 1800. d. May 12, 
1867.) Children: a. Caroline E. b. Boston Nov. 18, 1823., 
b. Horace T. b. Brookfield July 4, 1825. c. William Henry, 
b. Boston June 23, 1827. d. Brooklyn, N. Y. July 14, 1855. 
unm. d. Simeon Francis, b. Brookfield Nov. 9, 1830 d. San 
Francisco, Calf. Oct. 21, 1891., 1396 — VI. a childh. 1795. 
1397 — VII. Mary. b. W. Brookfield Dec. 5, 1796. d. June 
16, 1800. 1398— VIII. Sophia, b. W. Brookfield Feb. 14, 
1799. d. Brookfield Sept. 17, 1870. m. there Oct. 13, 1817 
Henry Lewis. Children: a. Henry Augustus b. June 28, 
1818. d. Nov. 1819. b. a son d. on day of birth, c. a dau. d. 
on day of birth, d. Sophia Augusta, b. June 27, 1821. d. 
Sep. 1822. e. Joseph Warren, b. June 7, 1823. /. Henry, b. 
Dec. 21, 1824. d. Oct. 20, 1886. g. Mary Draper, b. Feb. 
28, 1827. d. Apr. 10, 1873. h. Walter Herron. b. Nov. 5, 
1829. i. Sophia, b. July 16, 1832. d. Dec. 1833. j. Sarah 
Ann. b. Sep. 10, 1834. k. William Draper, b. Apr. 6, 1840. 
d. June 14, 1866. unm. 1399 — IX. William Frederick, b. 
Apr. 2, d. June 20, 1801. 1400 — X. Francis, b. Dec. 26, d. 
Dec. 30, 1802. 1401 — XI. IVilliaiii Bemis. b. Feb. 15, 1804. 
d. Flushing E- I- Apr. 17, 1885. m. at New York City Mar. 
18, 1 84 1 Elizabeth, (b. New York Jan. 17, 1819.) dau. of John 
Haggerty of New York and Maria Allair of Novia Scotia. Wil- 
liam Bemis Draperwent into the Commission business in Paris, 
France, and then in New Orleans. Was Treasurer of the 
New York and Harlem R. R. in 1855, and President of the 
Flushing and Queens County Bank at Flushing L. I. Chil- 
dren: a. Francis, b. Jan. 31, 1842. drowned at Whitestone 
L. I. Aug. 8, 1850. b. Je.ssie. b. Jan. 7, 1846. m. June i, 
1864. Robert S. Bowne. 1402 — XII. Simco?i b. Jan. 19, 



History of the Bemis Family. 129 

1806. d. Whitestone L. I. Nov. 6, 1866. m. at New York 
City Oct. 30, 1834. Frances S. Haggerty (sister of 1401 
William B. Draper's wife Elizabeth.) He was a merchant 
in New York and Boston, and well known man. Several 
times member of the New York Whig State Central Com- 
mittee, and in 1864, Chairman of the Republican Party. 
Provost Marshal of New York City in 1862, and appointed 
by President Lincoln Sep. 7, 1864, collector of the Port of 
New York, resigning 1865. For many years before the Civil 
War, he was one of the Board of Governors in charge of the 
City Charities, who controlled Blackwells Island. Then Com- 
missioner of Public Charities and Corrections. Children : a. 
Marie, b. 1835. unm. b. Fanny, b. 1837. unm. c. John Hag- 
gerty. b. Apr. 4, 1839. d. Aug. i, 1890. d. Julian, b. 1841. 
d. in infancy, e. Henry, b. 1843. d. 1898. 1403- — XIH. Mary 
Adeline, h. Aug. 21, 1807. d. Aug. 19, 1837. m. Brookfield 
June 30, 1830. Silas C. Herring. Children: a. William 
Draper, b. Aug. 12, 1832. d. Mar. 12, 1876. b. Silas 
Frederick, b. Nov. 21, 1834. k- ^t the battle of Stones 
River Dec. 29, 1862. 1404 — XIV. Beyijaviin Harrison. 
b. May 9, 1810. d. June 30, 1836. 1405 — XV. Sarah 
Anne. b. Feb. 27, 181 2. d Brookfield Sep. 23, 1833. m. 
Emmons Twitchell. Child: a. Sarah Ann. b. Sep. 23. d. 
Oct. 16, 1833. 1406— XVI. Joshua, b. Sep. 3, 1814. d. 
Worcester, Mass. Mar. 29, 1874. unm. 1407 — XVII. 
Theodore Sedgwick, b. June 15, 1816. d. New York City Apr. 
3, 1878. m. Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 9, 1851. Elizabeth (b. 
Philadelphia Aug. 9, 1819. d. Dresden Germany Dec. 7, 
1874.) dau. of Thomas Wain-Morgan and Haunah Griffitts 
of Philadelphia. 

Colonel Thedore Sedgwick Draper was a very prominent 
merchant and bu.siness man in New York and Paris. He 
was Lieut-Colonel and then Colonel of the 2d Regiment, 
Washington Greys, N. Y. S. M. which subsequently became 
the 8th Regiment N. G. S. N. Y. After the Rebellion he 
took his family abroad, (1866) to educate his children, and 
whilst there was offered by President Grant the Consulships 
at Dresden, Munich and Brussels, all of which he declined, 
although he acted ad interim, as consul in Munich for a few 



130 History of Ihe Bcniii Family. 



months, by special request. He was offered numerous 
appointments, only one of which he accepted in the later 
years of his life, the Deputj' Collectorship of New York, 
under Chester A. Arthur, who subsequently became Presi- 
dent, on the death of President Garfield. He was a man 
without an enemy in life, and one who was a prominent and 
well known figure in Paris and New York. 
Children : a. Florence Morgan, b. Philadelphia Pa. May 24, 
1853. m. Dresden Germany Mar. i, 1870. Henri Antoine 
de Meli. /'. Thomas Wain-Morgan (the author of this Book.) 
b. New York City Mar. 12, 1855. m. there, June 4, 1884. 
Jeanne Louise Graham Kelsey. c. Theredore Sedgwick, b. 
New York City Apr. 12, 1857. d. there April 13, 1895. m. 
there ist, Oct. 15, 1887 Matilda Bessie Downs, (b. May 15, 
1864. d. Sept. 15, 1886.) He m. 2d Oct. 26, 1891. Nellie 
Areson Webb. 



Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper. (The Author.) (1386. Theodore 
Sedgwick Draper. 1363. Mary Bemis. 1339. Benjamin. 1331. Samuel. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) Mary Bemis (1363.) was the dau. ot 
1339. Col. Benjamin Bemis and Rebecca Draper. 

Colonel Thomas Wain-Morgan Draper was born in New York City on March 
i2th 1855 ; the second child and eldest .son of Colonel Theodore Sedgwick Draper 
and Elizabeth Morgan. On his father's side he descends from pure New England 
stock, his grandfather Captain Simeon Draper of the Revolutionary Army whose 
wife was Mary Bemis, the eldest child of Colonel Benjamin Bemis of Spencer, 
whose mother was Rebecca Draper. 

On his mother's side, his ancestry is of the old Pennsylvania Quaker stock, 
Elizabeth Morgan was the daughter of Thomas Waln-Morgau and Hannah 
Griffitts, and back through these are the Carpenters, Morris', Wains, the Lewis's, 
Heaths, Fishbourne's, Powells, and many others. 

It is but natural that with the Yankee-Quaker .strains of blood combined, he 
should have become an ardent searcher into the past, especially into that apper- 
taining to American Family History. Space does not permit of an enumeration 
of all he has written, but the works on Genealogy by him are : " The Drapers 
in America;" "The Tiffany History and Genealogy;" "The Beste-Cutting 
Charts;" "The Morgan Memorial"; "The Kel.sey History and Genealogy"; 
and now the " History and Genealogy of the Bemis Family." 



History of the Beniis Family. 131 

Work of this character requires a peculiar trend of mind, and great 
enthusiasm, without these two qualities it is a dry study. 

Col. Draper went first to school in New York City, but iu 1866, his parents 
decided to go abroad to educate their children, so that the next few years were 
spent in the schools of Germany and Switzerland. He then went to Munich 
Bavaria, where he graduated as a Civil Engineer; thence to the Royal School of 
Mines at Freiberg in Saxony, whence he graduated as a Mining Engineer in 

1875- 

During the Franco-German War, Col. Draper volunteered in the 2d. Saxon 
Lancers, and during the campaign was present at Weissemburg, Sedan, the Seige 
of Paris, Battle of Orleans and numerous smaller engagements. 

In the spring of 1S76, he returned to America, and had charge, under Prof. 
Baird of the Smithsonian Institute, of the U. S. Govts. Collection, to illustrate the 
Mineralogical & Geological Resources of the United States, at the Centennial 
Exposition. 

In September 1876 he went to Colorado, where he remained in the active 
pursuit of his profession until 1881; during this period he visited New and Old 
Mexico, and most of the Western Mining Territory. His American Military 
career began when he enlisted as a private in Comp. C. ist Regiment C. N. G. 
(Pitkin Guards) in 1880. 

On April 21st of the same year, his friend Governor Pitkin of Colorado, 
commissioned him Assistant Inspector Genrl. with the rank of Captain, which 
post he held during the Governor's term of office. 

Col. Draper returned to New York to live in 1882, and resided there, with 
frequent absences, until 1896. Whilst in New York, be became Captain of Comp. 
"B" 71st N. Y. Inftry. the celebrated "American Guard." 

In pvirsuit of his profession Col. Draper has been in many countries, Europe, 
Asia, Africa, Central and South America ; in both of the latter he was obliged by 
circumstances to participate in the periodical Revoloutions. 

For five years, from 1884 to 1889, Col. Draper as Chief Engineer, built the 
Atlantic & Danville, and Danville & East Tenn. R. R.'s, in Virginia, North 
Carolina and Tenn. He has erected and had charge of large public and private 
works at home and abroad, which to enumerate and describe would take too 
much space. Explorations amongst the Cordellieras of Central America, and the 
Andes of South America, in search of the remnants of Ancient Civilizations have 
also engrossed his time. 

In February 1896, Col. Draper returned to Colorada, intending to make it 
permanently his home, and resided in Denver. Scarce a j'ear had passed, before 
he was unanimously offered, and reluctantly accepted from the officers of the ist 



132 History of the Bcmis Family. 

Inftry N. G. C. the Colonelcy of the Regiment, which he most thoroughly reor- 
ganized, and placed upon a first class basis, then resigned, as the work interfered 
too much with his other business. It was this regiment, under the command of 
Colonel Draper's successor, Lieutenant-Colonel Irving Hale, known as the "First" 
Regiment of Colorado Volunteer Infantry, that subsequently rendered such 
excellent service in the Philippines, during the War with Spain. On June 7th, 
1898, Colonel Draper was authorized to recruit a Company, for the Second Regi- 
ment of U. S. Volunteer Engineers, part of a brigade of Engineer troops, espe- 
cially authorized by Act of Congress for the War with Spain. The Companj' was 
mustered into the U. S. service at Denver, Colo, on June 28, 1898, and Captain 
Draper, with his officers, and men, left for San Francisco on June 30, reporting at 
the Presidio, San Francisco, on the morning of July 3rd, and became a part of 
the 3rd Battalion of the Regiment, under command of Major Wm. C. Langfitt, 
which acted independently of the other two battalions of the same Regiment, 
recruited in the East. These battalions served at Montauk Point, in the Southern 
States, and were the first U. S. troops to enter Havana. Captain Draper's Com- 
pany was " I " , and they sailed from San Francisco for the Hawaiian Islands on 
August 5, 1898, as part of the 8th Army Corps. They were accompanied by the 
ist Regiment of New York Volunteer Infantry, Colonel Thomas Barber com- 
manding. These troops were ordered to the Hawaiian Islands as a temporary 
garrison and to take over the Islands, on annexation to the United States. It 
was intended that the Engineer Battalion should proceed to the Philippine Islands, 
but there was such a scarcity of troops that they remained there, building bar- 
racks, surveying the Islands, and accomplishing a great deal of engineering work 
during the whole war. The ist New York Infantry was ordered home, leaving 
the engineers the sole garrison of the Islands. They were not relieved until 
April 20, 1899, and then by four batteries of the 6th U. S. Artillery, under the 
command of Major Mills. The battalion sailed the same day for San Francisco, 
where they were mustered out of the service of the United States on May i6th, 
1899. 

Captain Draper has had a varied career in his profession as an engineer and 
soldier. He received the thanks of the Legislature of Colorado, "Joint Senate 
Resolution No. i," Session of 1899, for his service in the War with Spain. For 
the same services, he has subsequently been decorated by the Society of Sons of 
the American Revolution in the State of Colorado, and has also received a Medal 
of Honor issued by the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution. 
In addition to being a member of these Societies, he is a member of the Society 
of Colonial Wars, which was founded in his office in New York in 1S92 ; and 
subsequently he founded the Colorado Society, of the same Order, in Denver. 



History of the Bemis Family. 133 

For his services, he was decorated with the full insignia of the Order. He is also 
a member of the Society of the War of 18 12, the Society of Sons of the Revolu- 
tion, and the Naval and Military Order of the Spanish-American War, corre- 
sponding with the Loyal Legion. He is also a member of numerous other 
Societies and Clubs. 

Colonel Draper has always been interested in everything American, past and 
pre.sent, and has given his time and means to the forwarding of the aims of the 
Hereditary Patriotic vSocieties. He is an author, having written a number of 
histories and family genealogies, as well as numerous pamphlets on mining and 
civil engineering subjects. He had charge, amongst other details, of an inde- 
pendent command in the Hawaiian Islands, which embraced the .survey of the 
lands adjacent to Pearl Harbor, and numerous reconnaissances, and it was through 
his efforts and reports that the large military reservation, of over 14,000 acres on 
Oahu Island, was set aside for military purposes. His reports were heartily 
endorsed by his commanding officer, as well as Col. George Ruhlan, Chief 
Quartermaster, Inspector-General Field, Brigadier General G. C. Compton, and 
Major-General Shafter, Commanding the Department. 

Almost immediately after the War, Colonel Draper went to Alaska as General 
Superintendent of Mines, and Chief Engineer of the North American Tran.sporta- 
tion & Trading Company, spending the summer of 1899 in that territory. He is 
now residing in San Francisco, Cala., as consulting mining and civil engineer. 

Mehitable. b. Nov. 12, 1772. m. Dr. Hamilton. 

Rebekah. b. Aug. 17, 1774. ni. Chauncey Morse. 

Martha, b. Apr. 13, 1777. m. Mr. Ward. 

Reubeu. b. Aug. 25, 1779. 

Benjamin, b. July 5, 1781. 

James Draper, b. July i, 1783. d. Brattleboro Asylum Vt. 

Nov. 2, 1857. 



1390. James Draper Bemis. (1360. Benjamin. 1352. Samuel. 569. 
Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Canandaigua, N. Y. Dec. 6, 1807. Ruth. (b. 
Chatham, N. Y. May 16, 1784. d. Canandaigua, N. Y. May 15, 1873. jdau. of Eben- 
ezer Williams and Miss Castle. 

"An autograph letter of Mr. James D. Bemis, bearing date November 17, 
1846, in which he tells briefly the story of his early life in Canandaigua, and refers 
to the struggles and labors through which he reached the distinguished position 
he held in the community. I let the letter tell its own story: 



I3S5— 


II. 


1386— 


III. 


1387— 


IV. 


1388— 


V. 


1389-- 


VI. 


1390— 


VII. 



134 History of the Bemis Family. 

"I was born in Spencer, Mass, July i, 17S3. My father, Col. Benjamin 
Bemis, was a merchant and farmer, but failed in 1790. He removed to Worcester, 
where be kept tavern, &c. At ten 3'ears of age I went to Boston to learn print- 
ing. After ten months, left to go to .school again, but being fond of my trade I 
went to it again and finished seven years of apprenticeship in Albany. At 18 I 
became a journeyman, worked hard by day and studied nights. I never had but 
two years of school advantages, but taught myself in the printing office. I was 
a good printer and qualified myself as well as I could for editing, by close appli- 
cation, after coming to Canandaigua (I lived in Troy one year). In the fall of 
1803 my employers in Alban}', Backus & Whitney, proposed to furnish a book- 
store, with a partner's interest, to be established at Little York (Toronto), Canada. 
I left Albany early in November for that place, but my goods were frozen in the 
Mohawk the first night of their shipment. I left Schenectady in the stage, and 
was six days reaching Utica, going half of the way on foot with ten other young 
men, all going West for the first time. My stock arrived six days after my 
arrival. I remained in Utica six weeks. With some merchants, situated like 
my.self, two 8-horse wagons were chartered, and I got on one of them with my 
goods. The turnpike from Utica to Canandaigua was then new, and the mud so 
deep that we could make but 8 to 1 2 miles per day, and at East Onondaga the 
teamsters gave up. Here I remained two weeks, when, snow falling, I hired a 
3-horse large sleigh to take me on to Canandaigua. 

' I arrived at Canandaigua, Januarys 14, 1804, and was persuaded to open mj' 
store there, which I did, in the chambers over Wyvill's tailor shop, with a stock 
worth $4,000 or $5,000. So you see it was an accident that settled me in 
Canandaigua. After about ten months, finding it rather dull, I sold out to Myron 
HoUey, intending to go into business in Albany, but was persuaded to remain and 
buy half of the printing office and old press and types, worth in all 1300 dollars, 
and I took the half at 700 dollars. It was then the only paper west of Utica. My 
partner, John. K. Gould, died in 1808, a worthy man, but of habits that killed 
him. 

' In 1810 Mr. Holley wanted me to buy back the stock I sold him, and I did 
so for 1,200 dollars. I had put up a two-story building in the corner of Capt. 
Israel Chapin's garden — where E. Hale's stores now are (now Kinde's — N. T. C), 
put my family below, and my office and store with a small bindery in the 
chambers; the next year I put on a wing and took the front lower rooms for the 
book store. My boys of the printing office slept in the garret. As business grew, 
I built where we now are (immediately below Anderson's store — N. T. C), taking 
my old stand. Capt. Chapin offered me his whole lot, 60 acres, for 1 1,000 dollars, 
but I did not feel able to take it, but paid him 2,000 dollars for the acre on which 



History of the Beinis Family. 135 

I built my house and other buildings, which cost considerable more than the lot. 
Here I have lived since 1815, and from time to time spread my business over the 
country — to set up young men in business from Onondaga to Detroit. In this 
way fifteen book stores were sent abroad. I established the first presses and book 
stores in Erie, Wayne, Livingston, and Onondaga counties at a pecuniary loss to 
myself of from 20,000 to $25,000 but with the satisfaction of knowing that I had 
put a goodl)' number of young men into active and successful business. 

' I was successful man for about thirty j-ears, when my health began to give 
way under the great responsibilities I had assumed. In the fall of 1843 I went to 
Europe, accompanied by my daughter, and was absent 14 months. I returned 
with my health much improved, but it proved only a temporary relief, for on 
resuming my work again I found I was unfitted for any further severe work.' 

•JC' ^J(L '^^ :i; :!; ^; ^ ^x ijc 

' My only object in life was to do good and to help these who were in need. 
My weakness was I did not value money. I did value the reputation of an 
honest and independent editor. It was the ailment of my life, and have allowed 
its loss to disturb me. During my business career I had ten partners, and 
I am satisfied that I never was a good judge of character, and my devotion to the 
pleasures of editing ruined my business experience. 

'In recurring to my youth and my manhood, up to 1833, when I was about 
50 years old, and when I was beguiled to swing oif from business, I hardly think 
there was much in my life worth relating. I can only say that I was a faithful 
apprentice, an efficient and painstaking journeyman, an indulgent master, yet a 
sovereign one, with a disposition somewhat spoiled by bringing up about 80 boys, 
with many journeymen, clerks, girls, and directing outdoor persons. For many 
years there were from 40 to 60 souls dependent in various ways on the ' ' old 
establishment.' 

' To allude to the numerous social or local positions in institutions would look 
like boasting. I have been engaged in almost every enterprise of my time — too 
many perhaps for my interest. I have always sought to help the poor and weak, 
and for many years was regarded as a medium person in society, who could com- 
municate with the rich and poor. I was vain enough to think that I had the 
confidence of both classes, and this thought made a considerable portion of my 
contentment. The nature of my business made my store a sort of rendezvous, 
and I was in the way of being in all that was going on. 

'When in 1828 I sold out the Repository to my brother-in-law, Chauncey 
Morse, and my nephew, Samuel Ward, I was in excellent health and very happy 
in my growing prosperity. Up to that time nothing uncommon marked my 
career, except that the fame of an old and long-established concern was worth 



13^ History of the Bemis Family. 

having. It was this, the papers, the business, the headquarters — not myself — 
that made up all the reputation and all my comfort. I had rather continue as I 
was to my end than to have been Governor of the State. My anxiety for its con- 
tinuance was so great that under its pressure my health gave way and left me but 
a wreck upon the society I had so faithfully served, and by which I had been so 
often honored. 

'I close the letter to you by an incident illustrating the pride of my old posi" 
tion. Five or six years ago a well-dressed, educated young man introduced him- 
self to me in the old store. He said he had long desired to see Mr. James D. 
Bemis, and would hardly believe that it was me whom he saw. He expected to 
see a gray-haired old man, and wished to hear him talk, to get his maxims, so 
famous had he been for giving tone to public feeling, &c.' 

"Mr. Bemis adds: ' I confess it was the honest pride of such a reputation 
that formed all my comfort. It was as I said, my paper, my old position— not 
me — that was respected. I was so identified with all of it, that to lose it was 
fatal.' 'James D. Bemis.' 

' 'After Mr. Bemis sold the paper to Morse & Ward he kept on with his 
book store ; yet the vigor of his life was perceptibly weakening. This led him in 
1843 to make a long visit to Europe, accompanied by his daughter Ann. On his 
return, after fourteen months abroad, he was welcomed by the citizens of Can- 
adaigua probably with more magnificence and heartiness than has ever before or 
since been shown to any of our distinguished people. He was a grand man in 
everyway, of large, stately form, a genial presence, and everybody's friend and 
helper. And his paper was the greatest of all the weekly papers of the country. 
The old Ontario Repository was a model — full of news as it was possible to be in 
those days, full of wisdom in the carefully written editorials, and full of those 
suggestions that comfort the old and stirred the enthusiasm of the young. It is 
safe to say that none of its successors, either single or compounded, have ever 
reached the dignity or power of the old household paper, and no personality like 
that of old Mr. Bemis has ever since gone out of it to the homes in Western New 
York. Verily, he was "The Father of the Western Mew York Press" as he was 
the father of the boys and girls who once a week were cheered and encouraged by 
his gracious words. ' ' 

CHILDREN. 

b. Canandaigua, N. Y. 

1408 — I. Mary. b. Aug. 21, 1808. d. Feb. 9, 1826. unm. 

1409 — II. Rebecca, b. Dec. 2, 1810. d. Canandaigua Dec. 1886. m. 

there, Oct. 8, 1832 Thaddeus Chapin of Canandaigua. Chil- 



History of the Bciiiis Family. i37 

dreti: 1417 — I. James Draper, d. in infancy. 1418 — II. 
Spencer, d. and buried at sea, a j'oung man. 1419 — III. 
Anna. m. Capt. Munson who d. of consumption contracted in 
the Civil War. They had a son b. 1877. 1420— IV. Laura 
C. m. F. Clark. 142 i—V. George, b. 1858. 

1410— III. George Washington, b. Mar. 21, 1813. deceased; m. at 

Lyons, N. Y. Dec. 26, 1846, Catherine P. dau. of John 
Adams of Lyons, N. Y. Child: 1422— I. John A. m. and 
has two daus. 1423 — II. James. 1424—111. Emily IV. m. 
Capt. Ketcham U. S. A. 

141 1— IV. Eliza Clark, b. Mar. 18, 1815. d. Canaudaigua Aug. 6, 1894. 

m. Dec. 19, 1843 Abner B. Antes. Children: 1425 — I. 
A/arv h. Oct. 21, 1S44., 1426— II. Sara/i H. b. July 16, 
1846. m. Nov. 29, 1871. Edgar J. Warner. 1427— III. Kate 
Betnis, b. Sep. 6, 1848. m. Dec. 2, 1873. Charles W. Chase. 
They had: a. Elizabeth Bemis b. July 29, 1875. b. George 
C. b. Jan. 14, 1878. c. Alice L. b. Jan. 19, 1880. d. Char- 
lotte G. b. June 28, 1883. 1428— IV. Eliza W. b. Nov. 15, 
1850. 1429— V. Abner B. b. May 4, 1855. m. Helen E. 
Tollant. (d. June 18, 1897.) They had: a. Frank T. b. 
July 27, 1 888. 

1412 — V. Anne. b. July i, 1817. unm. 

i^^i3_ VI. Laura E. b. Nov. 25, 1819. m. at Canandaigua, Aug. 30, 1842. 
William Bass, (b. New Haven, Ct. d. Buffalo, N. Y. 188 1.) 
s. of Egbert Peck, (of New Haven, Ct.) and Eliza Steele, (b. 
New Haven, Ct. d. Buffalo, N. Y.) Children: 1430 — I. 
An)ia B. b. and d. in Buflalo, N. Y. 1431— II. Mary Gan- 
son. b. and d. Buffalo, N. Y. 1432— III. William B. d. on 
the way to Yokohama, Japan. 1433 — IV. Elizabeth Lathrop. 
d. aged 30 yrs. m. Capt. H. H. Ketcham, U. S. A. who d. at 
Ft. Lewis Colo, in 1888. 

1414— VII. Martha Ward. b. May 22, 1822, living unm. April 14, 1898. 

1415— VIII. Rosamond Draper, b. Oct. 5, 1825. d. Mar. 9, 1826. 

1416— IX. Mary. b. Feb. 23, 1827 d. Cleveland O. Sep. 8, 1852 m. at 
Canandaigua, N. Y. Mar. 13, 1851. Thedore F. Hay of 
Oswego, N. Y. Child, who d. in infancy. 



138 History of the Bemis Family. 

1363. Samuel Bemis. (1352. Samuel. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. Anna. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Ma.ss. 

1434 — I. John. b. Sept. 2, 1780. 

1435 — II. Anna. b. Apr. 19, 1784. 

1436— III. Adah. b. Feby. 11, 1786. 

1364. Reuben Bemis. (1352. Samuel. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. ist, at Charlton, Mass. Dec. 26, 1776. Abigail Smith, (d. Spencer, in 
Childbirth Oct. 29, 1777.) He m. 2d, at Spencer. Aug. 27, 1778. Sibbilah 
Bonis. (1496.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 
by ist m. 

1437 — I. Abigail, b. Oct. 29, 1777. 

by 2d m. 

1438 — II. Jemima, b. Nov. 4, 1779. 

1370. Wait Bemis. (1352. Samuel. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. at Brookfield, Mass. Jan. i, 1795 Relief, (l>. Brookfield Jan. 15, 1775. d. Lyn- 
don Vt.) dau. of Benjamin Ayres. (b. Oct. 15, 1741.) and Beulah Crosby. They 
removed from Brookfield to Lyndon, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

1439 — I- Samuel, b. Lyndon, Vt. May 31, 1803. d. Danielsville, Ct. 

Jan. 31, 1863. 

1440 — II. Emery, b. Lyndon, Vt. 

Probably other children. 

1439. Samuel Bemis. (1370. Wait. 1352. Samuel. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Cynthia, (b. Sheldon, Vt. Mar. 19, 1808 d. Worcester, 
Mass. Aug. 9, 1879.) dau. of Moody Clarke, (b. Aug. 31, 1776. d. Feb. 9, 1843.) 
and Susan Richards, (b. Oct. 17, 1779. d. May 31, 1850.) 



History of the Semis Family. 139 

CHILDREN. 

1441 — I. Jennett Dwight. b. Lyndon, Vt. Aug. 27, 1832. m. at South 

Royalston, Ma,ss. July 14, 1S50. Charles Augustus (b. Royal 
ston Aug. 15, 1825.) s. of Otis Gale of Royalston, and 
Elmira Sherwin of Winchester, Mass. Children: 1448 — I. 
Susa?i. h. Nov. I, 1857. m. at Greely, Colo., Sept. 17, 1884. 
George S. Adams, and had : a. Charles Gale. b. Apr. 28, 
1888. 1449—11. Caroline Kiiapp.h.\)&Q. i, 1864. 1450 — III. 
Ada Amorth. b. Nov. 4, 1866. 1451 — IV. Ebnira Jcanctt. b. 
Apr. II, 1869. d. June 3, 1893 ™- ^t Greely, Colo. July i, 
1890 Charles H. Clark. 

1442 — II. Joel. b. Lyndon, Vt. Feb. 8, 1834. d. there Jany 7, 1838. 

1443 — III. Susan Elvira, b. Lyndon, Vt. Jan. 26, 1836. d. S. Royalston, 

Mass. Oct. 29, 1854 num. 

1444— IV. Charles Clarke, b. Lyndon, Vt. Mar. 3, 1838, d. there Sept. 

3' 1839- 

1445 — V. Harrison Otis. b. Lyndon, Vt. Sept. 7, 1841. 

1446 — VI. Jane Clarke, b. Bradford, Vt. Dec. 6, 1843. m. at Danielson- 

ville, Ct. Mar. 13, 1867. Albert C. Wilson. 

1447 — VII. Amoreth Adelia. b. S. Royalston, Mass. Sept. 22, 1846. ni. at 

Worcester, Mass. Apr. 30, 1884. David C. Mowry. 



1445. Harrison Otis Bemis. (1439. Samuel. 1370. Wait. 1352. Samuel. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Danielsonville, Ct. Aug. 10, 1862. Mary 
Maria, (b. Scituate, R. I. Mar. 29, 1844.) dau. of Welcome Patte of Scituate, (d. 
Mar. 1862.) and Mary Douglas, (b. Sterling, Ct. July 15, 1804. d. May. 31, 1846.) 

Mr. Bemis enlisted as a private in B. Comp. i8th. Conn. Vols. July 10, 1S62; 
discharged as Sergeant, June 27, 1865. 

CHILDREN. 

1452 — I. Herbert Willis, b. Killingly, Ct. Apr. 20, 1866. m. at Brook- 

field, Mass. Dec. 18, 1SS9. Bertha L. (b. W. Brookfield, 
Mass. Apr. 14, 1867.) dau. of Frank H. Gilbert and Louise 
Dodge. Child: 1455. IVillard Gilbert, h. A^r. 13, 1893. 

1453 — II. Mabel Frances, b. July 17, 1868. d. July 16, 1870. 

1454 — III. Mildred Ethel, b. Apr. 6, 1872. d. July 30, 1873. 



I40 1 listoi'v uj tlic Deinis Baniily. 

1353. Captain Edmund Bkmis. (569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. 
ist, at Western, (now Warren) Mass., in 1749 Eunice Chadwick, (d. Spencer 
Apr. 13, 1761.) He m. 2d, Mrs. Smith of Charlton, Mass. .Settled on part of 
the Homestead, but purchased land in 1769. He was a Lieutenant at the cap- 
ture of Louisburg in 1745, and Captain in the Crown Point Expedition of 1755. 

The following obituary notice of him appeared in the Ma.ss. "Spy" of Dec. 
26, 1 8 10: "Died in Spencer, Captain Edmund Bemus aged 90. There are some 
things worthy of record in the life of this aged and war worn veteran. His 
father was one of the first settlers of Spencer, having removed from Sudbury 
about the time of the birth of this son, or about 1720. His son Edmund had 
been very remarkable for his habits of industry, honesty and temperance which 
produced a long life of health and happiness. He early entered into the service 
of his country, and was a lieutenant at the reduction of Eouisburg in the year 
1745. At this age he was a zealous and active officer. After the French had 
surrendered to the victorious arms of New England, it was found that they had 
spiked their cannon, intending thereby to render them entirely useless to their 
captors. It had been heretofore deemed an impractical thing, after a gun was 
thus spiked, to drill it out, or by any other method whatever to render it again 
fit for service. The Commander of the American forces, offered a premium to 
anyone who would undertake the task. Lieutenant Bemis undertook it, and by 
a process heretofore unthought of, efi"ected the desired object. Instead of drilling, 
as was supposed to be the only practicable method, he collected a large quantity 
of wood around the cannon, and setting it on fire, heated it to such a degree that, 
with a cold punch, the spike was easily driven into the barrel. Thus was he the 
author of a successful discovery to his country, which has ever since been followed 
with complete success. After the reduction of Louisburg, he was a Captain in 
the War with France, which succeeded, at the close of this war he returned home, 
to .seek that repose among his friends, which he has since enjoyed without inter- 
ruption." 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 
by I St m. 

1456— I. John. b. Sept. 3, 1749. 

1457 — II. Joseph, b. Nov. 20, 1750. d. Spencer, Jan. 17, 1S23. 

1458 — III. Susannah, b. May 3, 1752. 

1459 — IV. Phinehas. b. Oct. 7, 1754. 



History of the Bemis Family. 141 

1460— V. Eleazar. b. May 24, 1756. Commissioned a Ueut. in Conti- 

nental Army. 3rd. Mass, Bay Regiment, Nov. 5, 1778. 
Resigned Aug. 18, 1779- 

1461 — VI. Ruth. b. Dec. 29, 1757. 

1^62 — VII. Lydia. b. Mar. 29, 1760 m. Spencer, Nov. 28, 1782. Enocli. 
(b. Spencer, July 18, 1754. d. there Aug. 13, 181 1.) s. of 
David Knapp. (b. Newton, Mass. d. Spencer.) and Sarah 

. Children: 1463— I. David, b. Sept. 14, 1783. 

1464 — II. Nathan, b. Dec. 2, 1784. 1465 — III. Lydia. b. 
Mar. 31, 1786. 1466— IV. Enoch, b. Feb. 2, 1788. 1467 — 
V. Saimccl. b. Jan. 4, 1790. 1468— VI. A)i7ia. b. May 7, 
1793. 1469— VII. Sally, b. Dec. 14, 1794. 1470— VIII. 
Silas, b. Feb. 20, 179S. 1471— IX. Lucy. b. Aug. 28, 1799. 
1472 — X. William, b. Apr. 3, 1801. 1473 — XI. Lucinda. 
b. June II, 1803. After Mr. Knapp's death the family 
removed to Maine. 



1457. Joseph Bemis. (1353. Edmund. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.; m. Jemima Craig. He inherited the Homestead. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1474 — I. Daniel, b. June 16, 1783. 

1475— II. Polly, b. Feb. 22, 1785. 

1476— III. William, b. Aug. 27, 1787. 

1477— IV. Patty, b. Jan. 27, 1790. 

1478— V. Suky. b. June 23, 1793. 

j^yg — VI. Eleazar. b. Nov. 17, 1794. d. Alabama Genesee Co., N. Y. 
Aug. II, 1873. 

1480 — VII. Sylvauus. b. June 18, 1796. 

1481— VIII. Sally, b. Aug. 7, 1799- 

1482 — IX. John. b. Dec. 1801. 

1483 — X. Franklin, b. Feb. i, 1803. 



142 History of the Bemis Family. 

1479. Eleazar Bemis. (1457. Joseph. 1353. Edmund. 569. Samuel. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. Susan, (b. Oxford, Mass. June 7, 1802. d. Spencer, 
Aug. 16, 1834.) dau. of Samuel Hartwell. (b. Sept. 8, 1755. d. Oxford, June 20, 
1826.) aud Susannah Burr. (b. Norton, Mass. 1765. d. Oxford, Dec. 26, 1833.) 
Samuel Hartwell was a descendant of William who settled in Concord, Mass. 
in 1636. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1484 — I. Jane A. b. July 29, 1824. d. July 12, 1853. 

1485 — II. George Washington, b. Oct. 13, 1826. 

i486 — III. vSusan Hartwell, b. Apr. 11, 1832. m. at Alabama N. Y. Apr. 
8, 1862, Elijah Town. Children: 1487— I. Charlotte G. 1488 
II. May H. d. July 1885., 14S9— III. Susan H. 



1485. Hon. George Washington Bemis. (1435 Eleazar. 1413. Joseph. 
1332. Edmund. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. ist at Alabama N. Y. Apr. 
II, 1855. Narcissa T. (b. Alabama, N. Y. May 8, 1829.) dau. of Elijah Roszella 
and Hannah Netheway. 

George Washington Bemis was born October 13, 1826, at Spencer, Mass. , 
where he remained until 1837, when his father removed to Alabama, Genesee 
county. New York. This change of residence was an event of no small moment, 
and involved a journey of many days fraught with more adventures and possible 
dangers than are now incident to an ocean passage or trans-continental tour. The 
section of New York into which he was thus brought was then a part of the ever- 
advancing frontier, and he gave a sturdy lad's assistance in the arduous labor of 
subduing the rugged face of nature to the needs of civilization. This task per- 
formed, his summers were spent in working on the farm which he had helped to 
wrest from the surrounding wilderness, and his winters were devoted to making 
the best use of such advantages as were offered bj' the primitive country school. 

A course at the Cary Collegiate Seminary at Oakfield supplemented this 
instruction, and that he profited by every educational opportunity is shown by 
his early election to the office of superintendent of the township schools. His 
interest in political matters date from the presidential campaign of 1840, and in 
1848 he disgusted his father — an ardent Whig — by casting one of the eleven anti- 
slavery ballots ' ' which leavened the lump " of four hundred polled in that district 
for the opposing candidate. He remained an enthusiastic and uncompromising 
Abolitionist throughout the struggle which terminated in emancipation. He has 



History of the Bemis Family. 143 

always, too, been a zealous advocate of woman suffrage. He taught school for 
two years in Wisconsin and in April, 1854, came west to visit an acquaintance. 
So enamoured did he become of the broad and fertile prairies of Iowa during his 
stay that he determined to adopt Independence as a place of residence, and went 
into the land business. 

Mr. Bemis was elected a member of the Eighth General Assembly in 1859, 
and served in the lower house during the regular session, in i860. It may be of 
some interest to mention, as an illustration of the changes wrought in a few 
decades, that four days and three nights were consumed in going from Independ- 
ence to Des Moines, and that the capital had neither a railroad nor a telegraph 
line at that time. The session lasted nearly three months, and the legislators had 
to deal with business of great importance, including a revision of the Code, and 
an attempt to mitigate the "hard times", then existing, by remodeling the 
revenue laws. Mr. Bemis introduced an important bill in relation to the duties 
of county surveyor and was largely instrumental in substituting the present 
supervisor system for the then existing county judge rule. The extra or "war 
session" which followed in June 1861, was one that demanded action in affairs of 
much moment, and in all the deliberations he took a prominent part, his sagacious 
influence being very apparent. As one of a special committee of five, he was sent 
to investigate the construction of the insane asylum at Mt. Pleasant, out of which 
some ugly scandals had arisen, and he performed other and important duties. 

In the fall of 1869 he was appointed by Governor Merrill, one of the Com- 
missioners of the Hospital for the Insane at Independence, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the death of Albert Clarke, and he acted as Secretarj- and Treasurer of 
the Board until his resignation in December, 1871. He was reappointed by 
Governor Carpenter in April, 1872, and served in the same capacity until July, 
1892, during which time he received and disbursed more than a million dollars. 
He was elected from Buchanan county to the State Senate in 1871, and was justly 
regarded as one of the most efficient members of that body. He served as chair- 
man of the committee on the State University and was one of the committee on 
appropriations. He also secured for the hospital at Independence, without a 
dissenting voice in the Senate, au appropriation of $200,000, the largest ever 
granted. He was chosen Treasurer of State in 1876 and re-elected in 1878, con- 
ducting the affairs of that extremely responsible office in such a manner as to win 
expressions of general approval. 

He was a member of the first board of supervisors of Buchanan county and, 
apropos of his candidac)' for that office, he told an amusing and characteristic 
anecdote. On the day of the election he returned from an eastern trip to learn, 
with surprise, of his nomination. The struggle was an intensely hot one, party 



144 History of the Beniis Family. 

feeling ran high and the result of the battle was in great doubt. He started for 
the polls with the modest intention, as in previous instances, of voting for his 
opponent, but it occurred to him on the way that he was no more justified in 
"scratching" than any other voter, and he deposited a straight ticket in the box. 
" I received a majority of exactly one ", he concluded, " and so became the choice 
of the people." 

CHILDREN. 

1490 — I. Mary B. b. June 28, 1857. d. June 8, 1S83. 

1491 — II. William, b. Sept. 27, 1859. 

1492— III. Arthur R. b. Dec. 6, 1862. 



1354. Captain William Bemis. (569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. at Leicester, Mass. July 5, 1750, Rebekah, (b. Framingham, Mass. 1723. d. 
Spencer Mar. 17, 1819.) dau. of John White (b. in Engl. 1694. d. Framingham 
Aug. 20, 1778.) and Sibella Buckminster, (b. in Scotland 1704. d. Framingham 
Oct. 23, 1794.) William Bemis was a captain in the militia ; he acquired a large 
estate. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1493 — I. Jesse, b. June 3, 1751. d. Apr. 21, 1836. m. May 26, 1791, 

Hannah Bemis of Sutton, (b. 1763. d. Spencer Dec. 8, 1847.) 
They had no issue, and after his wife's decease, he gave all 
his estate to his brother, sisters and their children. 

1494 — II. Sarah, b. June 3, 1753. m. Nov. 23, 1782 Jonathan (b. 

Spencer 1742.) his 2d wife. s. of David Baldwin, (b. Hing- 
ham, Mass. 1701. d. Spencer abt. 1777.) 

David, b. Oct. 21, 1755. d. Oct. 13, 1836. 

Sibbilah. b. Feb. 2, 1758. m. Reuben Bemis. (1364.) 

Rebekah. b. Mar. 12, 1761. d. Aug. 15, 1847. m. May 28, 
1782. Eli, (b. Spencer Sept. 8, 1757. d. there June 27, 1818.) 
a soldier of the Revoloution, s. of John Prouty (b. 1718. d. 
Spencer Jan. 20, 1792.) and Abigail Johnson, (b. Spencer 
Dec. 15, 1726. d. there Jan. 31, 1801.) Children: 1501 — I. 
Eli. b. Aug. 25, 1782. d. Apr. 21, i860, m. ist, Elathina 
Parks, m. 2d, Mrs. Mindwell Mirick; m. 3d, Nancy Brigham. 



1495— 


III. 


1496— 


IV. 


1497— 


V. 



History of the Bemis Family. 145 

1502 — II. Elliott, b. Mar. 21, 1784. m. Nancy Muzzy. 
1503 — III. Electa, b. Aug. 2, 1787. m. Otis Grossman. 
1504 — IV. Russell, b. May 9, 1791. m. ClarLssa Watson. 
1505 — V. Choicy. b. Nov. 17, 1794. 1506 — VI. Lovinia. b. 
Aug. II, 1796. m. Dec. 4, 1817 John, (b. July 22, 1788. d. 
Spencer, O. 1877.) s. of Captain John Draper, a Revolou- 
tionary veteran (b. Spencer, Mass. Nov. 6, 1745. d. there 
Dec. 20, 1822.) and Rebecca Muzzy (b. Spencer, June 24, 
1750. d. there Apr. 29, 1818.) They went to Spencer, Ohio. 
1507 — VII. Rebekah. b. Dec. 27, 1801. m. WiUiam Proutj'. 
1508— VIII. Liberty. 

1498^ VI. Persis. b. Jan. 10, 1764. m. Mar. 27, 1800. Zorobabel. (b. 
Maiden, Mass. d. Spencer Feb. 21, 1824.) s of Joseph Bald- 
win, (b. Maiden 1717 d. Spencer June 3, 1790.) and Mary 

(b. 1718. d. Spencer, Jan. 7, 1795.) After Persis 

death, he m. 2d, Mar. 19, 1812. Hannah Grout. Children 
by ist m : 1509 — I. WiUiam. b. Apr. 16, 1801. d. Oct. 27, 
1851. m. June 4, 1832 Mary Howland. 1510 — II. Lucy. b. 
Apr. 23, 1803. 

1499 — VII. William, b. Aug. 18, 1766. d. Nov. 16, 1835. 

1500 — VIII. Silas, b. May 14, 1770. d. Barre, Mass. Apr. 8, i860. 



1495. David Bemis. (1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. Spencer Nov. i, 1781 Mary (b. Spencer, July 6, 1762. d. there Sept. 6, 1847.) 
dau. of John Lamb. (b. Spencer, Mar. 5, 1727. d. there Jan. 13, 1796.) and Abi- 
gail Smith, (b. Leicester, Mass. 1733. d. Spencer May 7, 1799.) 



CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1511 — I. David, b. Jan. i, 1783. He was a physician at E. Hartford, 

Ct. 

1512 — II. Polly, b. Apr. 26, 1787 m. Oct. 7, 1813. Caleb Moody, (b. 

Sutton, Mass. d. Spencer) s. of Caleb Morse, (b. Sutton 1753. 
d. Spencer Dec. 8, 1826.) and Lucy Ward. 

1513 — III. John. b. Jan. 13, 1790. d. Spencer Nov. 9, 1853. 



146 History of the Bemis Family. 

1514 — IV. Isaac, b. Dec. 17, 1792. 

1515 — V. Rebekali. b. Mar. 16, 1795. m. Apr. 1849 Otis Evans of 

Lyndon, Vt. 

1516 — VI. William, b. May 7, 1797. 

1517 — VII. Otis. b. Sept. 12, 1799. d. June 11, 1838. 

1518 — VIII. Lyman, b. Feb. 15, 1802. d. Nov. 20, 1831. 

1519 — IX. Austin, b. Mar. 4, 1808. d. Feb. 14. 1836. 



1503. John Bemis. (1495- David. 1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. May 18, 1818 Lucretia. (b. Paxton, Mass. Mar. 26, 1794. d. Spen- 
cer, Aug. 7, 1890.) dau. of Samuel Brown, (b. Paxton Dec. 5, 1765. d. there 
Sept. 29, 1855.) and Lucretia Earle, (b. Paxton Feb. 25, 1773. d. there Feb. 7, 
1864.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. (all but the first.) 

1520 — I. John Emmons, b. Paxton vSept. 9, 1819. 

1521 — II. Clarissa Leland. b. Apr. 26, 1822. m. Spencer May 28, 1845, 

Silas, s. of Silas Garfield of Spencer. Children: 1529 — I. 
Silas Orison, b. Spencer Oct. 28, 1847. d. Aug. 29, 1848. 
1530 — II. Ellen Maria, b. Spencer Apr. 23, 1850. m. Wor- 
cester, Mass. Apr. 2, 1869. William Wallace. Woodbury. 
1531 — III. Elsie Estelle. b. Worcester, Oct. 28, 1858. m. 
Spencer Aug. 5, 1877, Charley Ellis Prouty. 1532 — IV. 
William Emmons, b. Worcester Feb. i, 1864. m. South- 
bridge, Mass. Dec. 5, 1888. Callina E. Haskell. 

1522 — III. Adaline Sophronia. b. July 29, 1824. d. Aug. 21, 1826. 

1523 — IV. Absalom Russell, b. Nov. 27. 1826. d. May 6, 1847. unm. 

1524 — V. Emeline Avesta. b. Feb. 3, 1830. m. Spencer Apr. 4, 1850. 

Lot, (b. Keighley Yorkshire, Engl. May 24, 1823.) s. of John 
Berry, (b. Keighley 1789. d. there July 29, 1853.) and Mary 
Baum, (b. Gummersal Yorkshire Engl. 1788. d. Keighley, 
May 23, 1868.) Children : 1533 — I. John Russell, b. Mar. 
27, 1851. m. Norwich, Ct. June 3, 1874. Florence Nightin- 
gale, dau., of James Craven of England. 1534 — II. Hattie 



History of the Bemis Family. 147 

Lucretia. b. Jan. i, 1854. d. Aug. 19, 1856. 1535 — III. 
Jessie Fremont, h. }\i\y 1^, 1856. d. Aug. 5, 1862. 1536 — IV. 
Sutmier. b. Apr. 5, 1859. d. Oct. 14, 1863. 1537 — V. Chester. 
b. Sept. 22, 1862. m. Seneca Falls, N. Y. Dec. 27, 1893. Elivara 
Maud. dau. of James Edwin Baker. 

1526 — VI. David, b. Nov. 25, 1832. 

1527 — VII. Mary Lucretia. b. Nov. 19, 1835. m. Spencer, Mass. Nov. 22, 

1859, George Porter, s. of Isaac Prouty of Spencer Mass. 
Children: 1538 — I. Joint Goodell. b. Spencer, Feb. 10, 1865. 
m. Spencer Sept. 18, 1894. Ida Maud Howe of Spencer. 
1539 — II. Mabel Lricretia. b. May 24, 1872. 

1528— VIII. Austin, b. Aug. 25, 1838. 

1520. John Emmons Bemis. (1503. John. 1495. David. 1354. William. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) ra. East Killingley, Ct. June 7, 1846. Caro- 
line, dau. of Reuben Bartlett. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1540— I. Prescott Waldo, b. June 7, 1850 m. Feb. 10, 1892. Mary 

Mutcher of Valparaiso, Ind. 

1541 — II. Judson. b. Apr. 2, 1857. d. Sept. 11, 1858. 

1526. David Bemis. (1503. John. 1495. David. 1354. William. 569. 
Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Tatnick, Worcester, Mass. Nov. 4, i860, 
Abbie Butler Johnson of Tatnick. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Leicester, Mass. 

1542 — I. George Prouty. b. June 17, 1864. d. May 2, 1865. 

1543 — II. Frank Emmons, b. Sept. 4, d. Oct. 29, 1S67. 

1544 — III. Henry David, b. Apr. 4, d. June 29, 1868. 



1516. William Bemis. (1495. David. 1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, at Spencer, Dec. 8, 1831 Matilda, (b. Spencer Apr. 10, 



148 History of the Beniis Family. 

1811. d. there May 6, 1837.) dau. of Eleazar Proutj\ (b. Spencer Sept. 28, 1783. 
d. there Juue 24, 1820.) and Nancy Morse, (b. Spencer 1785 d. there Apr. 9, 
1838.) William Bemis m. 2d, Nov. 28, 1838 Mary Lamb ot Charlton. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer by ist m. 

1545 — I. George L}'man. b. Nov. i, 1832. 

1546 — II. Ruth Eliza, b. Aug. 26, 1834. 

by 2d m. 

1547 — III. Henry William, b. July 19, 1839. 

1548— IV. Otis. b. Jan. 24, 1847. 

1499. Lieut. William Bemis. (1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. ist, at Princeton, Mass. in 1802. Lucretia Mirick, (b. Princeton 
Dec. 4, 1773. d. Spencer, Jan. 25, 1814.) He m. 2d, at Princeton, May 14, 1814. 
Catherine, (b. Princeton 1792. d. Spencer Mar. 29, 1863.) dau. of Joshua Eveleth 
and Katherine Myrick. 

Mr. Bemis was Lieutenant of the Militia of his native town. Selectman, 
Assessor and Representative. He had a large estate. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. by ist m. 

1549 — I. William, b. Sept. 1803. d. Sept. 1S05. 

1550 — II. Charles, b. Jan. 9, 1805. d. Auburn, N. Y. July 11, 1878. 

1551 — III. Dexter, b. Aug. 5, 1806. d. in Miss. Nov. 21, 1837. 

1552 — IV. Jesse, b. Mar. 12, i8o8. d. Mobile, Ala. Oct. 20, 1843. 
i553~ V. George, b. Nov. 1809. d. Nov. 18 11. 

1554 — VI. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 17, 181 1. d. Feb. 14, 1822. 

1555 — VII. David, b. Aug. 3, 1812. 

by 2d m. 

1556 — VIII. Lucretia Mirick. b. May 12, 1815. d. Newark, N. J. Aug 28, 
1865. 



History of the Bemis Family. 149 

1557 — IX. William, b. Dec. 14, 18 16. 

1558— X. George, b. July 25, 1818. 

1559 — XI. Horace, b. June 25, 1821. 

1560 — XII. Edward, b. July 27, 1824. 

1561— XIII. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1831 m. in 1866 Chauncey G. 
Harrington of Worcester, Mass. 



1550. Charles Bemis. (1499. William. 1354. William. 569 Samuel. 10 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Emily, (b. Auburn, N. Y. June 15, 1822.) dau. of Amos 
Underwood, (b. Spencer, Dec. 22, 1791. d. Auburn, N. Y. June 23, 1846.) and 
Mehetable White, (b. Spencer Jan. 28, 1792. d. Auburn, N. Y. Sept. 7, 1837.) 

CHILDREN 

b. Auburn, N. Y. 

William, b. Apr. 17, 1840. d. Jan. 5, 1841. 
Mehetable White, b. Dec. 23, 1841. 

Emily Underwood, b. Mar. 15, 1844. m. Auburn. N. Y. Sept. 
23, 1869. James Covert. Children: 1567— I. Elisabeth 
Bemis. b. Elmira, N. Y. Sept. 6, 1870. d. Auburn, Aug. 28, 
1888. 1568 — II. Charles Bemis. b. Auburn Oct. 22, 1875. 
1569 — III. Leonard Dewitt. b. Auburn Oct. 28, 187- d. 
there Aug. 13, 1880. 

1565— IV. Elizabeth Mirick. b. Mar. 18, 1S46. 

1566 — V. Fanny Eucretia. b. Sept. 2, 1850. 



1555. David Bemis. (1499. William. 1354. William. 569. Samuel. lo. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, at Spencer, May 30, 1839 Selah, (b. Rutland, Mass. d. 
Spencer.) dau. of Jennison Barton, and Selah Brown. David Bemis m. 2d, at 
Worcester, Mass. May 25, 1882. Mrs. Caroline Augusta, (Bartlett) Flagg. (b. 
Rutland, Mass.) 

children. 
by ist m. b. Spencer. 
1570 — I. Harriet Newhall. b. Mar. 3, 1840. d. Sep. 7, 1841. 
1571. — II William Mirick. b. Jan. 15, 1849. d. Dec. 12, 1887. 



1562— 


I. 


1563- 


II. 


1564— 


III. 



150 History oj the Bctnis Family. 

1558. George Bemis. (1499. William. 1354. William. 569. Samuel. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. Spencer Sept. 1842 Emeline, dau. of Amasa Warren of 
Leicester, Mass. and Lydia Goodrich Porter of Watertown, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer. 

1572 — I. Charles Warren, b. Nov. 19, 1846. 

1573 — II. Emily Porter, b. Sept. 3, 1S49. 

1574 — III. Henry Eveleth. b. Jan. 9, 1853. m. Nov. 1892 Jennie Hunt- 

ley of Kansas. 

1575 — IV. John Quincy. b. Mar. 12, 1855. 

1572. Charles Warren Bemis. (1558. George. 1499. William. 1354. 
William. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Aug. 1875, Elizabeth Schorb 
of Kansas. 

CHILDREN. 

1576 — I. George Warren, b. May 11, 1876. 

1577— II. Emily, b. Mar. 1878. 

1578— III. Charles A. b. 1880. 

1579— IV. Edward H. b. 1883. 

1560. Edward Bemis. (1499. William. 1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Worcester, Mass. May i, i860 Nellie, (b. Shrewsbury, Mass.) 
dau. of Jonathan Rawson Putman, and Sarah Ann Bowen. 

CHILDREN. 

1580 — I. Edward Putman. b. July 19, 1861. 

1581 — II. Carrie Bowen. b. June 30, 1866. 

1582 — III. William Coleman, b. Mar. 5, 1872. 



1580. Edward Putman Bemis. (1560. Edward. 1499. William. 1354. 
William. 569. Samuel. 10 John. i. Joseph.) ni. Aug. 2, 1890, Mattie O. Graves 
of Portland, Oregon. 



History of the Bemis Faoiity. 151 

CHILDREN. 

1583 — I. Marjorie. b. Apr. 24, 1892. 

1584 — II. Edith Harrington, b. Jan. 29, 1894. 

1500. Captain Silas Bemis. (1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. Apr. 20, 1797. Betsy, (b. Spencer, Dec. 28, 1776. d. Barre, Mass. 
Dec. 19, 1863.) dau. of Aaron Hunt and Lavinia Howe of Paxton. Capt. Bemis 
commanded a company in Spencer, and was Assessor. In 1815 he removed to 
Barre, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer. Mass. 
I. John. b. April 9, 1798. 

Laura, b. Mar. 29, 1800. d. Campbell, N. Y. Feb. 16, 1884, 
m. Charles Bc7nis (1745). 

Horace, b. Dec. 30, 1801. d. Spencer June 30, 1S05. 

Silas, b. Jan. 14, 1805. d. Barre, Mass. Aug. 28, 1861. 

1589 — V. Lavinia Hunt. b. Mar. 5, 1812. d. Warren, Pa. Feb. 3, 1892. 
m. Apr. 12, 1839 Larkin Smith. Child: 1592. Silas Bemis. 
b. July 18, 1841. 

1590 — VI. Eliza Endora. b. July 12, 1814. m. at Barre, Mass. Apr. 17, 
1836 Harrison, (b. Barre, Mar. 11, 1814. d. Copenhagen. 
N. Y. Nov. I, 1888.) s. of Daniel Bacon, (b. Barre Dec. 8, 
1787. d. there Nov. 18, 1857.) and Abigail Holland, (b. Barre 
Aug. II, 1792. d. Brooklyn, N. Y. Nov. 19, 1870.) Chil- 
dren: all b. Barre, Mass. 1593 — I. Charles Harrison, b. 
Aug. 21, 183S. 1594^11. Frederick A. b. Feb. 17, d. Mar. 
2, 1841. 1595 — III. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Apr. 20, 1842. m- 
at Mohawk, N. Y. Nov. i, 1864. George Amasa, (b. Schuy- 
ler Lake, N. Y. Feb. 12, 1843.) s. of Abelard May, (d. 
Rome, N. Y. 1869.) and Elizabeth A. Crim, (b. Little Lakes, 
N. Y. June 6, 1816. d. Herkeimer, N. Y. June 19, 
1893.) They had : a. Elizabeth Bacon, b. Aug. 5, 1865. b. 
Katherine Endora. b. Nov. 17, 1868. c. George Araasa. b. 
Apr. 27, 1879. d. May 4, 1880. 1596 — IV. Kate Maria, b. May 
I, 1844. m. Watertown, N. Y. Jan. 14, 1868. John Donald 



1585— 


I 


1586— 


II. 


1587- 


III. 


1588— 


IV. 



152 History of the Bcrnis Family. 

Dryden. Child: 0(?r/« 5«»«. b. Copenhagan N. Y. Nov. 
30, 1873. 1597— V. Walter A. b. May 8, 1847. d. Boston, 
Mass. Dec. 2, 1885. 1598— VI. Daniel, b. Feb. 3, 1852. d. 
Barre, Mass. Aug. 15, 1854. 1599— VII. Ella E. b. Feb. 
2. 1855. 
ijgi— VII. Harriet Newell, b. June 11, 1816. d. Barre, Mass. Mar. 13, 
1883. m. Nov. 7, 1839 William Robinson. Children: 1600 — 
I. Mary E. b. Mar. 3, 1842. 1601— II. Sarah N. b. July 
14, 1845. 1602— III. Lewis B. b. Sep. 2, 1850 d. Apr. 8, 
1865. 



1585. John Bemis. (1500. Silas. 1354. William. 569. Samuel, 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. ist, Feb. 20, 1842. Lucretia Stebbins. He m. 2d, Susan Kelly. 

CHILDREN. 

by I St m. No issue by 2d m. 
b. Barre, Mass. 

1603 — I. Edmund, b. July 10, 1849. 

1604— II. Lucy M. b. Sep. 15, 1858. 

1605— III. Florence, b. Apr. 14, 1864. 

1588. Silas Bemis. (1500. Silas. 1354. William. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. May 14, 1835. Seraph Reed. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Barre, Mass. 
Maria L,. b. Oct. 4, 1837. 
Edwin R. b. May 10, 1839. 
Charlotte E. b. Nov. 13, 1840. d. Apr. 5, 1S43. 
Frederick H. b. Nov. 29, 1842. 
George A. b. Mar. 17, 1844. 
Emma L. b. July 4, 1S46. d. July 23, 1861. 
Theodore, b. Feb. 8, 184S. 
Lura. b. Aug. 9, 1850. 



1606 — 


I. 


1607— 


• II. 


1608— 


- III. 


1609— 


• IV. 


I6IO— 


V. 


I6II — 


- VI. 


I6I2— 


- VII. 


I6I3- 


-VIII. 



History of the Bemis Family. 153 

1355. Nathanial Bemis. (569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at 
Brookfield, Mass. Jan. 10, 1753, Ruth Harrington, (b. Brookfield, d. Spencer, 
Mass. Aug. 21, 18 17.) Mr. Bemis received, and lived on 100 acres of the Home- 
stead. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1614— I. Hannah, b. May 23, 1753. m. at Spencer, Apr. 3, 1793. 

David, (his 2d wife) (he was b. Spencer, Feb. 10, 1744. d. 

there Nov. 4, 1815.) s. of David Adams, and Abigail 

(d. Spencer, Mar. 22, 1801.) Child: 1622 Betsy, who m. 
Alpha Bemis. (1913.) 

1615 — II. Elizabeth, b. Oct. i, 1755. m. Oct. 6, 1785 Joel, (b. Leicester, 

Mass. 1760. d. Jan. 9, 1854.) s. of Elijah Howe and Deborah 
Smith of Leicester. When Elizabeth d. Joel Howe m. 2d, 
Esther Bemis. (17 11.) He was a Revoloutionary soldier, 
and drew a pension. Children: by ist, m., by 2d, m. see 
under (17 11.) 1623 — I. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1785., 1624 — 
II. Ruth. b. Apr. 15, 1788. 

1616 — • III. Barnard, b. Nov. 2, 1757. m. at Spencer, Nov. lo, 1778. 
Sarah Whittemore. 

1617 — IV. Ruth. b. Aug. 13, 1758. m. Spencer, Aug. 25, 1774. Timothy 
Green. 

Nathanial b. Aug. 29, 1760. d. June 17, 1840. 

Nathan b. May ir, 1764. d. Nov. 12, 1847. 

Betty b. June 6, 1766. 

Moses b. May 14, 1769. 



1618. Nathanial Bemis. (1355- Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Jo- 
seph.) m. ist, Spencer, Oct. 23, 1791. Esther, (b. Spencer Nov. 20, 1771. d. there 
Mar. 27, 1806.) dau. of Luke Converse (b. Leicester, Mass. Oct. 6, 1743. d. there 
June 10, 1810.) and Ruth Lamb (b. Spencer Dec. 28, 1737. d. there Jan. 9, 1821.) 
Mr. Bemis m. 2d, May 7, 1815 Betsy, (b. Spencer May 15, 17S4. d. there Sept. 5, 
1855.) dau. of Dr. Jonas Guilford and Lydia Hobbs. (b. Brookfield, Mass.) 



I6I8— 


V. 


I6I9 — 


VI. 


1620 — 


VII. 


I62I — 


VIII. 



154 History of the Beinis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer by ist m. 

1625— I. Ruth. b. July 29, 1792. d. May 5, 1808. 

1626 — II. Asaph, b. May 6, 1794. 

1627— III. Nathanial. b. June 5, 1796. d. E. Brookfield, Mass. Feb. 7, 

1863. 

1628— IV. Cephas, b. Oct. 11, 1800. d. Aug. 11, 1829. 

1629 — V. William, b. May 4, 1802. 

by 2d m. 

1630— VI. Eliza, b. Aug. 2, 1S16. d. Feb. 21, 1895. 

1631— VII. George, b. Feb. 9, 1818. 
1632 — VIII. Moses, b. June 30, 1822. 

1627. Nathanial Bemls. (\6i?,. Nathanial. 1355. Nathanial. 569. 
vSamuel. 10. John. i. Jo.seph.) m. ist, May 25, 1820, Nancy (b. Brookfield Sep. 
18, 1798. d. there Feb. 23, 1822.) dau. of Samuel Converse (b. Brookfield Oct. 5, 
1770. d. there.) and Rebecca Kittridge (b. Feb. 21, 1775.) Mr. Bemis m. 2d, 
Nov. 8, 1825. Emily Thompson of New Braintree, Mass. (d. W. Boyleston, Mass. 
Aug. 23, 1863. 

CHILDREN. 

b. N. Brookfield, Mass. 
By 2d m. No issue by ist m. 

1633— I. Nancy C. b. Oct. 27, 1826. m. Nov. 30, 1854. Samuel F. 

Sumers of Boston (b. Charlestown, Mass.~Jan. 20, 1820.) A 
machinist. Children : 1638— I. Sarah B. b. Melrose, Mass. 
Sept. 24, 1855. m. June 14, 1877. William Sawyer of Charles- 
town. 1639— II. Charles S. b. Melrose Dec. 2. 1865. 

1634— II. Mary A. b. Mar. 28, 1829. m. May 6, 1852. George Perley, 

of Brookfield. (b. Nov. 6, 1824.) s. of Perley Kendrick (b. 
Feb. 27, 1797. d. Jan. 15, 1841.) and Maria Ann Hunt (d. 
Mar. 9, 1842.) Children : 1640— I. Anna Maria, b. Stur- 
bridge, Mass. Sept. 6, 1855. m. Feb. 3, 1881 John P. Ranger 
of N. Brookfield., 1641— II. Charles Bemis. b. July 27, 



History of the Beinis Family. 155 

1859., 1642 — III. Frank Mayo. b. Brookfield May 31, 1863. 
1643 — IV. Bertie Sia>iley. b. July 14, 1871. 1644 — V. Sam- 
uel Frederick b. July 14, 1871. 

1635— III. Hannah B. b. Feb. 15, d. Mar. 17, 1832. 

1636 — IV. Martha, b. Feb. 27, 1834. d. Oct. 5, i860, unm. 

1637 — V. Charles b. Dec. 25, 1835. d. May i, 1856. 



1628. Cephas Bemis. (1618. Nathanial. 1355. Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. May 25, 1826. Harriet W. of Brookfield (b. Hardwick, 
Mass. July 29, 1806. d. N. Brookfield, Jan. 30, 1873.) dau. of David Mathews (b. 
Leverett, Mass. Dec. 27, 1778. d. Brookfield, Aug. 4, 1859.) and Lydia Raiuger 
(b. Feb. 2, 1779.) After Cephas died, his wid. m. John. F. Dewing of N. Brook- 
field. 

CHILDREN. 

b. N. Brookfield. 

1645 — I. Hirman Mathews, b. May 15, 1827. 

1646— II. Elizabeth Harriet, b. 1829. d. Apr. 25, 1845. 



1645. Hirman Matthews Bemis. (1628. Cephas. 1618. Nathanial. 
1355. Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. June 25, 1848 Angeline 
Newton of Rutland. 

CHILDREN. 

b. N. Brookfield. 

1647 — I. Ellen Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1849. 

1648 — II. Rosella Newton, b. Feb. .21, 1851. m. Feb. 9 1867. James 

Breckenridge of N. Brookfield (b. July 31, 1844.) s. of Ben- 
jamin Cummings (b. Palmer, Mass. June 7, 1807. d. 
Worcester Nov. 8, 1878.) and Mary Ann Mead of Hardwick, 
Mass. Child: 1650 — Vie7uta L. b. N. Brookfield, Apr. 
28, 1868. 

1649 — III. Frank Matthews, b. Jan. 3, 1856. m. May i, 1873. Wealthy 

A. Richards of W. Brookfield. 



156 History of the Bemis Family. 

1632. Moses Bemis. (1618. Nathanial. 1355. Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. Auburn, Mass. Mar. i, 1863 Elizabeth E. (b. Auburn, 
May 19, 1831.) dau. of Loomis Stone (b. Oxford Mass. Nov. 17, 1803. d. 
Worce.ster, Mass. Oct. i, 18S9.) and Elizabeth Wilson (b. Belchertown, Mass. 
May 22, 1805. d. Worcester Nov. 22, 1882.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Auburn, Mass. 

1651 — I. Abbie Guilford, b. May 6, 1864. 

1652 — II. Earl Wilson, b. May 29, 1866. 

1619. Nathan Bemis. (1355. Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. Aug. 26, 1788. Lucy Guildford (b. Mar. 3, 1762. d. Spencer Sept. 3, 
1842.) Mr. Bemis inherited the Homestead. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1653 — I. Betsy, b. May 10, 1790. m. Benjamin Baldwin. 

1654 — II. John. b. Mar. 6, 1792. 

1655 — III. Eucy. b. Dec. 8, 1793. m. July 10, 1814. Asa Bemis (1914.) 

1656 — IV. Cynthia, b. Jan. 12, 1796. m. Levi (b. Spencer May 13) 

1798.) s. of Levi Baldwin (b. Charlton, Mass. 17 17. d. 

Spencer, June 3, 1790.) and Mary (b. 1718 d. Spencer, 

Jan. 7, 1795.) Child: 1660. Charles, b. Nov. 9, 1830. 
The family removed to New York State. 

1657— V. Tilley. b. July 6, 1798. 

1658 — VI. Cheney, b. July 6, 1798. d. Spencer Apr. 3, 1876. 

1659— VII. Nathan. 



1654. John Bemis. (1619. Nathan. 1355. Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, in 1821 Samantha Kendrick of N. Brookfield (d. July 
7, 1830.) Hem. 2d, Sept. 21, 1832 Cynthia (b. Spencer May 30, 1799.) dau. of 
Ezekial Baxter (b. 1764. d. Spencer July 6, 1836.) and Lydia Jenks. (b. Jan. 16, 
1 77 1, d. Jan. 29, 1842.) Mr. Bemis inherited the Homestead. 



History of the Bemis Family. 157 



CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 
by ist m. 

1661 — I. Lyman Wilkinson, b. Mar. 29, 1S24. 

1662 — II. Thomas Kendrick. b. Dec. 5, 1826. 

1663— III. Cynthia Augusta, b. Dec. 11, 1828. 



1658. Cheney Bemis. (1619. Nathan. 1355. Nathanial. 569. Samuel. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. Nov. 27, 1822 Martha (b. Spencer July i, 1803. d. 
there Apr. 19, 1894.) dau. of Joel Howe (b. Leicester, 1760 d. Spencer, Jan. 9, 
1854.) and Esther Bemis (1711.) Joel Howe's ist wife was Elizabeth Bemis. 
(1615.) 

children. 
b. Spencer, Mass. 

1664— I. Tilly, b. Oct. i, 1823. 

1665 — II. Cheney, b. May 10, 1826. 

1666— III. Henry, b. Apr. i, 1828. d. July i, 1830. 

1667 — IV. Caroline Howe. b. Oct. i, 1830 living; m. at Brookfield, 

Nov. 3, 1853 Franklin (b. Spencer Jan. 20, 1831.) s. of 
Adams Drury (b. and d. Spencer) and Sallie Mason. Chil- 
dren 1675 — I. Augusta, b. Oct. 16, 1855. m. Spencer Dec. 5, 
1881. Edward G. Devoe, and had: a. Roland, b. Harold. 
1676 — II. Carrie Bemis. b. Dec. 20, 1857. m. Boston, Mass. 
Mar. II, 1875. Abner C. Clark, and had: a. Edith, b. 
Mabel, c. Earl. 1677 — III. Sarah Elsie, b. Oct. 14, 1863. 
m. Spencer Dec. 9, 1884. George A. Lamb, and had: a. 
Miriam. 1678 — IV. Frank Adams, b. July 12, 1868. m. 
Spencer. June 4, 1891. Ellen Smith (b. Spencer, Jan. 10, 
1868.) dau. of Lewis Prouty of Spencer, and Mary B. 
Virlsery of Fall River. 1679 — V. Martha A7in Adains. 

1668— V. Hirman. b. Oct. 30, 1833. d. Jan. 17, 1838. 

1669 — VI. Martha Ann. b. June 3, 1835. d. Brookfield. 1858. 

1670 — VII. Charles, b. May 5, 1837. 
167 1— VIII. Alvin. b. Oct. 16, 1839. 



158 History of the Beniis Family. 

1672 — IX. Elvira, b. Feb. 21, 1842. d. Aug. 17, 1843. 

1673 — X. Lucy. b. June 11, 1844. m. Spencer May 30, 1865 George 

Converse. Children: 1680 — I. Myron Sibley, b. and d. 
Leicester, Mass. 1681 — II. Vernon, b. Leicester. 

1674 — XI. Ella Elvira, b. Nov. 25, 1850. d. June 13, 1856. 



1664. Tilly Bemis. (1658. Cheney. 1619. Nathan. 1355. Nathauial. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Buffalo, N. Y. Oct. 9, i860 Emily 
Williams. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Brookfield, Mass. 

1682 — I. Charles Edgar, m. Greenwich, Mass. June 28, 1890 Nellie 

L. Granger. 

1683 — II. Hirman Chester, m. Spencer Jan. 20, 1886, Ada I. Spooner. 

1684 — III. Martha Elizabeth, m. Spencer, May 14, 1894 Estes L. Mer- 

rick. 

1685— IV. Harriet Emily, m. Brookfield Aug. 14, 1891 Fred P. Smith. 

1665. Cheney Bemis. (1658. Cheney. 1619. Nathan. 1355. Nathanial. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Wilbraham, Mass Jan. 6, 1853. Annie I. 
Langdon. 

children. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1686— I. Ella I. b. Nov. I, 1853. d. Oct. 11, 1856. 

1687 — II. Emma A. b. Nov. i, 1853. d. Nov. 4, 1856. 

1688— III. Laura M. b. Feb. 21, 1856. d. Jan. 9, 1888. m. Spencer, Jan. 

I, 1885. Milo F. Drake. 

1689 — IV. Louise A. b. Feb. 21, 1856. m. Spencer Nov. 23, 1880. Wil- 

liam H. Howe. 

1690 — V. Sarah F. b. Jan. 16, i860 m. May 21, 1885. Herbert Wilson. 

1691— VI. Henry C. b. Feb. 7, 1862. d. Nov. 10, 1882. 

1692— VII. EldridgeS. b. May i, 1867. 

1693 — VIII. Joel M. b. May 11, 1870, d. Aug. 17, 1871. 



i694— 


I. 


1695— 


II. 


1696 — 


III. 


1697— 


IV. 



History of the Bemis Family. 159 

1670. Charles Beimis. {1658. Cheney. 1619. Nathan. 1355. Nathanial. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Charlton, Mass. May i, 1862 Hellen Sibley. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Brookfield, Mass. 

Abbie E. m. Brookfield Mar. 15, 1882. Frank Prouty. 

Jennie E. 

Cornelia H. 

Elsie L. b. and d. Brookfield, Mass. 



1671. Alvin Bemis. (1658. Cheney. 1619. Nathan. 1355. Nathanial. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Woodstock, Va. June 11, 1872 Hattie 
H. Miller. 

children. 

1698 — I. Clarence M. b. Brookfield, Mass. 

1699 — II. Cheney H. b. Woodstock, Va. 

1700 — III. Ruth b Woodstock, Va. 

1701— IV. John b. Woodstock, Va. 



1357. Joshua Bemis. (569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Spencer 
Sep. 18, 1755. Sarah (b. Framingham, Mass. d. Spencer June 2, 1791.) dau. of 
John White (b. in Engl. 1694. d. Framingham Aug. 20, 1778.) and Sibbilah 
Buckminster (b. Framingham 1706. d. there Oct. 23, 1794.) Mr. Bemis received 
the homestead with 100 acres of land. 



children. 
b. Spencer, Mass. 

1702 — I. Martha b. Oct. 15, 1755. m. Spencer Jan. 3, 1775. Jonathan 

Warren of Eeicester, Mass. 

1703 — II- Amasa. b. Oct. 10, 1757. d. Spencer Nov. 21, 1842. 

1704— III. Eucy. b. Oct. 22, 1760 m. Spencer Feb. 27, 1781 Ebenezer 

Goodeuough of Dedham, Mass. 



i6o History of the Beniis Family. 

1705 — IV. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1763. m. Spencer June 8, 17S0. Jesse Smith 

of Charlton, Mass. 

1706 — V. Molly, b. May 5, 1765. d. Chester, Mass. July 7, 1847. m. 

Spencer June 16, 1785. Sylvester Beniis. (660) of Brookfield. 

1707 — VI. Joshua, b. Oct. 21, 1768. d. Spencer Sept. 18, 1835. 

1708— VII. Fanny, b. July 24, 1771. d. Nov. 25, 1852. m. Spencer, ist, 

Mar 18, 1790. Elijah (b. Leicester, Mass. d. Spencer, Jan. 9, 
1816.) s. of Elijah Howe and Deborah Smith of Leicester. 
She m. 2d, Aaron Bannister. Children: by ist m. 1713 — 
I. Elijah, b. Sept. 17, 1790. d. May 30, 1845. m. Fanny, 
dau. of Jacob Watson, and had: a. Mary. b. Jan. 13, 1816. 
b. Elijah, b. Oct. 8, 1817. c. Emeline. b. Sep. 22, 1819. d. 
Charles, b. Sep. 22, 1819. 1714 — II. Elias. b. Dec. 27, 1792. 
m. in 18 16 Polly Beniis. (657) of Chester, Mass. Elias Howe 
was the celebrated inventor of the sewing machine. 

" He almost beggared himself before he discovered where 
the eye of the needle of the sewing machine should be located. 
It is probable that there are very few persons who know how 
it came about. His original idea was to follow the model of 
the ordinary needle, and have the eye at the heel. It never 
occurred to him that it should be placed near the point, and 
he might have failed altogether if he had not dreamed he was 
building a sewing machine for a savage king in a strange 
country. Just as in his actual waking experience, he was 
perplexed about the needle's eye. He thought the king 
gave him twenty-four hours in which to complete the ma- 
chine and make it sew. If not finished in that time death 
was to be the punishment. Howe worked and worked, and 
puzzled, and finally gave it up. Then he thought he was 
taken out to be executed. He noticed that the warriors car- 
ried spears that were pierced near the head. Instantly came 
the solution of the difficulty, and while the inventor was 
begging for time he awoke. It was 4 o'clock in the morning. 
He jumped out of bed, ran to his workshop, and by 9, a 
needle with an eye at the point had been rudely modeled. 
After that it was easy. That is the true story of an impor- 
tant incident iu the invention of the sewing machine." 
Children: a. Amasa. b. Nov. 3, 1817. b. Elias. b. July 9, 



History of the Bemis Family. i6i 

1819. c. Mary. b. Mar. 13, 1821. d. Horace Smith, b. May 
10, 1823. e. Elija. b. Dec. 22, 1824. /. Juliet, b. Nov. 20, 
1826. g. Catherine, b. 1828. 1715— III. Liberty, b. Feb. 8, 
1798. 1716 — IV. 7>/<rr. b. Aug. 11, 1800. 1717 — V. lV///iam. 
b. May 12, 1803. He was the inventor of the celebrated 
and widely used "Howe Truss", in bridge building. He 
m. in 1828 Azubah T. Stone of Charlton, Mass. and had : a. 
George S. b. Mar. 20, 1829. d. July 26, 1831. 6. Marian 
Stone, b. Apr. 15, d. Aug. 9, 1831. c. George William, b. 
Oct. 29, 1832. 1718— VI. Aiphonzo. b. July 3, 1805. 1719— 
VII. Hirnian. b. Jan. 21, 1808. m. in 1835. Azubah Wil- 
liams of Charlton, Mass. and had : a. Ebenzer. b. Aug. 27, 
1836. b. Moses, b. Jan. 5, 1840. 1720 — VIII. Elbridge. b. 
Mar. 6, iSio. 1721 — IX. Sarah Anyi. b. Apr. 9, 1812. 

1709— VIII. Elias. b. Dec. 23, 1773. 

lyio— IX. Catherine, b. June 24, 1778. m. Jan. 24, 1799. James, (b. 
Oct. 30, 1776. d. Brookfield abt. 1859.) s. of John Rowland 
and his 2d wife Beidah Bemis (1365.) 

They moved in 1802 from Spencer to Brookfield, where 
he was once a Selectman. Children : 1722 — I. Joh7i. b. July 4 
1800. d. Mar. 6, 1802. 1723 — II. John 2d. b. Sept. 10, 1802. 
d. Worcester Apr. 16, 1853. m. ist, Polly (b. Sep. 5, 1804. 
d. June 24, 1844.) dau. of Levi Adams of Brookfield. He m. 
2d, Apr. 2, 1845 Mrs. Maria Carpenter, who d. Providence 
R. I. Feb. 17, 1883. Children all b. Spencer: a. James M. 

b. Apr. 9, 1825. d. Dec. 13, 1880. b. John. b. Mar. 17, 1828 

c. Levi A. b. Oct. 27, 1830. d. June 19, 1863. d. Alonzo B. 
b. Feb. 24, 1833. e. Abiah. b. Nov. 24, 1837. 1724 — III. 
Abiah. b. June 12, 1807. d. May 25, 1814. 1725— IV. 
James, b. Mar. 10, d. Oct. 15, 1810. 1726 — V. Pardon, b. 
Dec. 17, 181 1, m. ist, May 6, 1837. Ursula Caulkins, who d. 
Oct. I, 1839. He m. 2d, May 2, 1841. Eveline Caulkins, 
sister of his first wife, she d. Feb. 2, 1842. and he m. 3rd, 
Oct. 5, 1842. Almira Gulliver. Children : a. Otis. b. Aug. 
28, 1838. d. Mar. 20, 1839. b. Darius J. b. Jan. 12, d. July 
II, 1842. c. George G. b. Oct. 28, 1846. d. Henry P. b. 
Sept. 9, 1850. 1727 — VI. Ja7nes B. b. Feb. 24, 1814. m. 
Melinda, dau. of Baxter Henshaw of Brookfield. She was 



i62 History of the Bemis Famity. 

b. Aug. lo, 1814. They had : a. I^ewis. b. Nov. 21, 1827. 
1728 — VII. Charles B. b. Oct. 12, 1816. m. Nov. 30, 1843. 
Emeline. or Anne Bemis. of Lyndon, Vt. (b. Apr. 11, 1824.) 
Children: a. Charles W. b. June 11, 1847. J^- 1873 Stella M. 
Beunet and had: Sherman I. b. Oct. 12, 1874. Maud E. b. 
Aug. 14, 1876. Glennie M. b. Oct. 13, 1881. b. Kate S. b. 
Jan. 19, 1861. d. Sep. 2, 1867. 1729 — VIII. Abner. b. Aug. 

23, 1818. m. ist, May i, 1845. Martha, dau. of Capt. Elijah 
and Elizabeth (Garfield.) Kittridge of Spencer, (b. Dec. 26, 
1824. d. Nov. 12, 1881.) He m. 2d, July 19, 1882. Mrs. 
Rebecca D. Manson (b. Mar. 29, 1832.) His ist wife was a 
second cousin of President Garfield. They had: a. E. Har- 
ris, b. Feb. 8, 1846. b. Eucius H. b. Jan. 26, 1848. c. Sarah 
J. b. June 26, 1850. m. Dec. 18, 1S67. William A. Bemis (b. 
Lyndon, Vt. Jan. 31, 1829.) Children: 1730 — I. Addison L. 
b. Spencer Oct. 7, 1870. 1731 — II. Fred IV. b. Worcester, 
Nov. II, 1880. d. Aug. 20, 1 88 1, d. Almira E. b. June 4, 
i860, m. Feb. 28, 1883. Charles P. Leavitt (b. Foxborough, 
Nov. 9, 1853.) 

1711— X. Esther, b. Nov. 14, 1780. d. Spencer Apr. 1865. m. Jan. 4, 

1801. Joel Howe (his 2d wife) his first wife was Elizabeth 
Bemis. (1615.) Children: 1732 — I. Frances, b. Feb. 22, 
1801. 1733 — II. Martha, b. July i, 1803. 1734 — III. 
Caroline, b. Nov. 18, 1805. 1735 — IV. Anna. h. Apr. 21, 
1808. 1736 — V. Fanny, b. May 2, 181 1. 1737 — VI. Sarah 
Bemis. b. Mar. 19, 1814. 1738 — VII. Esther, b. Mar. 23, 
1817. 1739 — VIII. Joel. b. Jan. 31, 1819. 

1712— XL Anna. b. Jan. 2, 1784. d. May 21, 1824. m. May 25, 1817. 

Abraham (his 2d wife and at her d. he m. 3rd, Lydia Mason.) 
s. of James Capen (b. Spencer, Aug. 3, 1762. and Susannah 
Drury of Brookfield. Children: 1740 — I. Alford. b. June 

24, 1818. 1741— II. Aurelia. b. Aug. 31, 1820. 1742 — III. 
Alonzo. b. Mar. 31, 1822. 1743 — IV. Atma. b. Mar. 24, 
1824. 



1703. Amasa Bemis. (1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. John. 1. Joseph.) 
m. Spencer, Aug. ig, 1777 Persis Bemis. She d. Nov. 9, 1795, and he m. 2d, 
May 19, 1796, Nancy (b. Leicester, Dec. 25, 1775. d. in Beloit, Wis. Oct. 19, 



History of the Beiiiis Fatuity. 163 

1855.) dau. of Thomas Dunbar (b. Leicester Aug. i, 1750. d. there May 1796.) 
and Lucretia Smith. Mr. Bemis inherited the homestead of his father and grand- 
father. 

He was a private in Captain John Walcott's company, of Spencer, at the 
Lexington alarm twelve days' service; private in Captain Cowle's company, 
Colonel Woodbridge's regiment, Sept. 30, 1775; Sergeant of Captain Earle's com- 
pany, Colonel Keyes's regiment, at Camp Providence, Dec. 31, 1777; sergeant of 
the same company July 9, 1777, to Jan. 1778, at Providence, five months, twenty- 
five days (Rev. Rolls, XIII. , 170; Ivi., 168; xix., 15, 153-4.) 

CHI1.DREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

by ist m. 

1744 — I. Benjamin, b. Apr. 6, 1778. 

by 2d m. 

1745 — II. Charles, b. Apr. 26, 1797. d. Barre, Mass. in 1S42. 

1746 — III. Amasa. b. Jan. 29, 1799. d. Spencer, Feb. 20, 1831. 

1747 — IV. Persis. b. Jan. 19, 1801. d. Apr. 14, 1814. 

174S — V. Lucretia. b. Mar. 3, 1803. d. Campbell, N. Y. Nov. 21, 1886. 
m. Luna (b. Spencer Dec. 1799. d. Millport, N. Y. Sep. 7, 
1856.) s. of Jonathan White (b. Spencer Dec. 8, 1763. d. there 
Sep. 18, 1829.) and Ruth Converse (b. Spencer Oct 31, 1764. 
d. there Sep. 10, 1844.) Children: 1753 — I. Sarah New- 
hall, b. Auburn, N. Y. m. Millport, N. Y. Samuel R. 
Pogue. 1754 — II. Dexter, b. Millport, m. there Marion I. 
Titus. 1755 — III. James Clinton, b. Millport m. at Canan- 
daigua, N. Y. Anna Cohessy. i755« — IV. Amasa Bemis. b. 
Millport Nov. 15, 1836. m. ist, at Horseheads, N. Y. May 
29, 1861. Henrietta M. Titus. He m. 2d, at Corning, N. Y. 
Feb. 25, 1875. Anna Alida Mirick (d. Campbell, N. Y. 
July 22, 1894.) Children by ist m: a. May Lucretia. b. 
May 20, 1865. d. Mar. 2. 1890. b. Grace Lillian, b. Apr. 26, 
1870. d. Dec. 21, 1876. c. Susan Bemis. b. July 27, 1872. 
d. Fred Amasa. b. July 10, d. Oct. 16, 1874. 

1749 — VI. Sarah, (twin of Lucretia.) b. Mar. 3, 1803. 



i64 History of the Beinis Family. 

1750 — VII. Danfortb. b. June 24, 1805. d. Dec. i, 1852. 

1751— VIII. Foster, b. Jan. 10, 1808. 

1752— IX. Dexter, b. Oct. 10, 1810. d. Beloit, Wis. 



1745. Charles Bemis. (1703. Amasa. 1357. Josbua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
Jobn. I. Josepb.) m. at Barre, Mass. June i, 1820 Laura Bcmis. (1586.) He 
kept a Pubbc bouse in Spencer. About 1824 be removed to Barre, Mass., on bis 
deatb his family removed to Campbell. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1756 I. Nancy, b. Oct. 4, 1821. d. Campbell, N. Y. Apr. 19, 1864. 

m. at Millport, N. Y. John King Ford. Children : 1764 — 
I. Mary Louise, b. Elmira, N. Y. Dec. 30, 1849. d. Campbell, 
May 20, 1864. 1765 — II. Charles Bcmis. b. Campbell Dec. 
4, 1854. d. there Oct. 29, 1869. 1766 — III. /. Langdon. b. 
Elmira N. Y. Sep. 12, 1856. 

1757 — II. Charles Horace, b. Oct. 6, 1823. d. Campbell May 22, 1893. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Barre, Mass. 

1758— III. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1828. d. Campbell Sep. 9, i860. 

1759— IV. Ellen Maria, b. Dec. 29, 1829. d. Campbell Sep. 21, 1874. 

1760 — V. Lucretia White, b. Apr. 16, 1832. ra. Charles R. Woodward. 

1761 — VI. John Muzzy, b. July 29, 1835. 

1762 — VII. James Hervey. b. Sep. 5, 1837. 

1763 — VIII. Susan, b. Aug. 20, 1839. d. Campbell, Sep. 25, 1866. 



1757. Charles Horace Bemis. (1745. Charles. 1703. Amasa. 1357. 
Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. Jobn. i. Joseph.) m. at Campbell, N. Y. Sept. 7, 1859. 
Jane E. Dannals. 



History of the Beinis Family. 165 

CHILDREN. 

b. Campbell, N. Y. 

1767 — I. Silas Frank, b. May 7, 1S60. d. Mar. 24, 1886. m. Campbell, 

N. Y. Oct. 6, 1885 Mary Fiske. 

1768 — II. Carrie Ida. b. June 23, 1862. 

1769— III. Harriet Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1864. m. Bath, N. Y. Nov. i, 

1883. Charles R. Woodward, and had : 1771^. Jane Bcmis. 
b. Apr. 29, 1884. 1772 — II. George Horace, b. Feb. 24, 
1887. 1773— III. 5z7a^.6'tf»m. b. Mar. 21, 1888. 1774— IV. 
Laura Be?nts. b. Jan. 22, 1890. 1775 — V. Marion Estclle. 
Feb. I, 1893. 

1770— IV. Grace, b. July 19, 1866. m. Apr. 10, 1893. John S. Curtis 

and had: 1776. Daniel Bemis. b. Mar. 31, 1894. 

1761. John Muzzy Bemis. (1745. Charles. 1703. Amasa. 1357. Joshua. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. at Watkins, N. Y. Mary Chapin Knox. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Campbell, N. Y. 

1777 — I. Harry Chapin. 

1778 — II. Mamie. 

1779— III. Mabel. 

1762. James Hervey Bemis. (1745. Charles. 1703. Amasa. 1357- 
Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Campbell, N. Y. Apr. 29, 1863. 
Hannah Douglas (b. Campbell, N. Y.) dau. of John P. Knox and Mary Patterson. 
They reside in Texarkana, Tex. 

CHILDREN. 

1780 — I. Hervey Kuox. b. Feb 19, d. Sep. 15, 1864. 

1781 — II. Charles Forrest, b. Campbell May 14, 1865. 

1782 — III. William Noyes. b. Brooklyn, N. Y. Dec. 11, 1866. m. at 

Texarkana, Tex. May 28, 1895. Elizabeth Roseborough. 

1783 — IV. Horace Erastus. b. Clinton, la. Nov. 30, 1868. 
1784 — • V. James Ward. b. JefFersou, Tex. Feb. 28, 1876. 



i66 History of the Bemis Faintly. 

1746. Amasa Bkmis. (1703. Amasa. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, in 1817. Laura (b. Brookfitld 1796. d. Spencer, Feb. 
21, 1829.) dau. of Jonas Pike of Brookfield. He m. 2d, Dec. 28, 1829 Sarah L. 
Pike. 

Mr. Bemis was postmaster of Spencer, and at one time kept the Public 
Tavern, near the Congregational Meeting House. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1785 — I. Persis Newhall. b. Aug. 20, 1818. d. there June 11, 1845. 

m. there June 1838. Dexter BuUard of Oakhan, Mass. After 
her d. he m. 2d, Jan. i, 1846 Sophia Clapp. Children: by 
ist m. 1790 — I. Amasa Bemis. b. Mar 7, 1839. d. Feb. i, 
1891. m. Hattie. 1791 — II. Joel Sa7idford. b. Nov. 10, 1840 
m. June 22, 1865. Abby F. Caldwell. 

1786 — II. Chandler, b. Feb. 8. 1820. m. Spencer. July 5. 1844. Phebe. 

Ann Clapp. 

1787 — III. Joshua, b. Feb. 2, 1822. d. Brookfield, Mass. m. there Lucelia 

Seaver. Children: 1792 — I. Ida Adalaidc. m. Jan. i, 1867. 
William B. Fanning. 1793 — II. Emma Noel. m. Jan. 12, 
188 1. Charles E. Sawyer. 

1788— IV. Edwin Amasa. b. Dec. 25, 1823. d. Nov. 27, 1887. 

1789 — V. Lorenzo, b. Sep. 4, 1825. d. Spencer, Mass. Sep. 24, 1895. m. 

ist. May 15, 1849 Emeline (b. Spencer Nov. 7, 1825. d. there 
Oct. 13, 1868.) dau. of Charles Watson (d. Nov. 15, 1S51, 
aged 61 yrs.) and Betsy Whitmore. He m. 2d, Spencer, 
Jan. 30, 1870. Mrs. Marie {Bemis) Watson, (b. Spencer Jan. 
31, 1835.) dau. of Elias Bemis. and Elmira Marsh. Child : 
1794. — Cora Emeline. b. Spencer Dec. 25, 1863. d. there 
Mar. 30, 1885. 



1788. Edwin Amasa Bemis. (1746. Amasa. 1703. Amasa. 1357. Joshua. 
569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Spencer 1847. Julia Draper (b. Leicester, 
Mass. July 15, 1826.) dau. of Robert Watson (b. Spencer, Oct. 16, 1786. d. there 
June 16, 1859.) and Lydia Watson (b. Leicester Jan. 5, 1787. d. there Apr. 11, 
1889.) 



History of the Bonis Fai?i.i!y. 167 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spsncer, Mass. (except first.) 

1795 — I. Frank Waldo, b. Leicester, Mass. May 8, 1848. m. Worces- 

ter, Mass. Oct. 21, 1873. Marion Louisa Fiske. Child : 
1806 — Harry Fiske. b. Aug. 6. 1880. 

1796 — II. Ella Maria, b. Nov. 22, 1850. m. Spencer Nov. 2, 1869. Jar- 

vis Herbert Jones. Children : 1807 — I. Warre7t Jarvis. b. 
Feb. 6, 1871. m. Marlboro, Mass. Oct. 5, 1892. Abby Willis 
Graham. 1808 — II. Angle Martha, b. Aug. 23, 1875. 
1809 — III. Frank Edwin, b. Mar. 25, 1882. 1810 — IV. 
Marion Julia, b. July 24, 1884. 

1797 — III. Edgar Watson, b. Oct. 17, 1852. m. Oct. 9, 1878. Mary Snow 

Rice. Children: 181 1 — I. Ethel Wentworth. b. June 14, 
1881. 1812— II. Alice Madeline, b. Apr. 8, 1888. 1813— 
III. Frances Elizabeth, b. Oct. i, 1892. 

1798— IV. Walter Clarence, b. Aug. 30, 1854. m. Sept. 11, 1877. Nellie 

May Battles. Children: 1814 — I. Clarence Benja?nin. b. 
May II, 1879. 1815— II. Bertha May. b. Aug. 13, 1882. 
1816— III. Walter Ernest, b. Feb. 19, d. Nov. 24, 1884. 
1817— IV. Robert Harold, b. Oct. 23, 1885. i8i8— V. Flor- 
ence Ly7nan. b. Feb. 12, 1892. 1819 — VI. Roger Earnest, b. 
June 17, 1894. 

1799 — V. Arthur Chandler, b. Sept. 15, 1856. m. ist, Spencer Dec. 3, 

1878. Lois Luvan Browning. He m. 2d, Boston, Dec. 25, 
1894. Emma Jane MacGonell. Child by ist m. 1820. Her- 
bert Brow fting. b. Jan. 7, 1882. 

1800 — VI. Harry Edwin, b. June 27, 185S. m. Spencer Oct. 31, 1882. 

Ina Florence Cate. Children : 1821- — I. Earl Augustus b. 
Apr. 13, 1885. 1822— II. Mildred Ruth. b. Aug. 15, 1887. 

iSoi — VII. Albert Lucius, b. Mar. 18, i860, m. Spencer, Nov. 11, 1885 
Adaline Otis (b. Worcester, Apr. 3, 1863.) dau. of Joseph 
Desoe (b. Chambly, Canada) and Josephine Bouley (b. St. 
John, Canada.) Children : 1823 — I. Amy Josephine, b. 
Dec. 31, 1886. 1S24 — II. Helen Adeline, b. June 26, i8go. 

1802 — VIII. Fred Arnold, b. May 10, 1862. m. May i, 1883. Mrs. Lizzie 
Josephine (Granger) Sedgwick. Children: 1825 — I.Luther 



i6S History of the Bemis Family. 

Hill. b. Mar. 4, 1884. 1S26 — II. Edivin Arnold, b. July 27, 
1887. 1827 — III. Ella Grcwgcr. b. June i, 1889. 

1803 — IX. Alonzo Amasa. b. May 2, 1864. m. Spencer Oct. 4, 1887. 

Nellie Maria Thayer. A dentist in Spencer, Mass. (Dr. 
Bemis had furnished me with a great deal of data ; Author). 

1804 — X. Wallace Lorenzo, b. Feb. 13, 1866. m. Spencer, June 9, 1891 

Minnie Watkins Alexander. Child: 1828. Ada Fra7ices. b. 
Jan. 12, 1893. 

1805 — XI. Anna Julia, b. Jan. 3, 1871. 

1750. DanforTh Bemis. (1703. Amasa. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Ascjiath Bemis. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1829— I. Edwin, b. Oct. 16, 1826. 

1830 — II. Augustus Franklin, b. Sept. 7, 1828. 

1831 — III. Amasa. b. Dec. 11, 1831. 

1832 — IV. Oscar, b. Jan. 23, 1834. 

1833 — V. Louisa Maria, b. May 7, 1836. 

1834 — VI. Amanda Elvira, b. Apr. 30, 1838. 

1835— VII. Albert, b. Mar. 15, 1840. 
1836— VIII. Eleanor Adaline b. July 9, 1842. 

1752. Dexter Bemis. (1703. Amasa. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Eunice Wright (b. June 30, 1807. d. Berrien Sps., Mich.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 
1837 — I. Sarah L. d. Spencer July 21, 1841. 
1838- — II. Eunice S. d. Spencer, Mar. 3, 1842. 
1839^ — liL Henry W. d. Spencer Feb. 3, 1843. 



History of the Bemis Family. 169 

1840 — IV. Sarah Sophia, b. May 13, 1842. m. Janesville, Wis., Sep. 6, 

i860 Charles H. (b. Northampton, Mass. Oct. 13, 1838.) s. 
of John L. Clarke and Hannah Loomis of Northampton. 
Mass. Children: 1843— I. Charles H. b. Sep. 8, 1861. m. 
Des Moines, la. June 8, 1892. Anna Ross. 1844 — II. A7i7ia 
Eimice. b. Sept. 3, 1865. m. Des Moines, la. Apr. 24, 1889 
George S. West. 1845 — III. Harry Kenyan, b. Feb. 19, 
1869. m. Chicago, 111. Jan. 10, 1883 May Casee. 1846 — IV. 
Bertrand Bemis. b. Apr. 22, 1873. 

1841 — V. Ann Elizabeth, b. Mar. i, 1844. m. ist Carpenter. 

She m. 2d, Des Moines, la. Nov. 25, 1875. Henry L. Davis. 
Children: 1847 — I. Sarah Ethel, b. Jan. 23, 1877. 1848 — 
ll. Louis Sumner, b. Jan. 23, 1883. 

1842 — VI. Henry Dexter, b. Feb. 11, 1848. unm. 



1707. Joshua Bemis. (1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. ist. May 19, 1791. Phebe Bemis. (1907). He m. 2d, Apr. 25, 1805, Chloe 
Dunbar, (d. Apr. 3, 18x8.) He m. 3rd, July 28, 1819, Mrs. Lydia (Hatch) 
Prouty, wid. of William Prouty of Spencer and dau. of Stevens and Ruth Hatch 
of Spencer ; she was b. Spencer, Nov. 4, 1780. After Joshua Bemis' death, she 
m. for the 3rd time. May 3, 1838, Edmund Muzzy of Spencer. 

Mr. Bemis's farm was part of Lot 58 in Spencer. He accumulated a hand- 
some estate. Was Selectman, etc. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. by ist m. 

1849 — I. Joshua, b. Apr. 12, 1793. d. Feb. 3, 1822. m. Nov. 1817 

Nancy Harrington of Brookfield. Children: 1857 — I. Phebe. 
b. Sep. 16, 1818. 1858 — II. Prudence, b. Nov. 26, 1820. 

1850— II. Persis. b. Sep. 22, 1795. d. Spencer Aug. 9, 1866. m. June 

20, 1816. Dr. Jonas Guildford, jr. (b. Spencer. Nov. 10, 1788. 
d. there Aug. 7, 1866.) s. of Dr. Jonas Guildford of Spencer 
and Lydia Hobbs of Brookfield. Children : 1859 — I. Sarah 
Bemis. b. Dec. 5, 1816. m. May 19, 1840. Charles E. Denny. 
i860 — 11. Caroline, b. Dec. 23, 1819. m. Jan. 14, 1840. David 
Prouty. 1861 — III. Persis. b. Aug. 16, 1822. d. Spencer 
Aug. 9, 1876. m. in 1845, Asa Thomas Jones (b. Spencer, 



I85I— 


III. 


1852— 


IV. 


1853- 


V. 


1854— 


VI. 


1855- 


VII. 



3 70 History of the Bemh Family. 

Aug. 17, 1820. d. there Nov. 13, 1865.) Child : a. A.sa 

Thomas jr. b. Spencer, Feb. 22, 1856. 1862 — IV. Maria, b. 

Aug. 19, 1826. 1863 — V. Phebe Jane. b. May 29, 1829. 

1864— VI. Enai. b. Aug. 1832. 

Lewis, b. Nov. 6, 1797. d. Nov. 8, 1856. 

Sally, b. Jan. 23, 1800. d. Dec. 16, 1813. 

Ellas, b. Dec. 23, 1802. d. Dec. 11, 1844. 

Martin, b. Dec. 2, 1S04. d. Aug. 7, 1S47. 

By 3rd m. (No is.sue b 2d m.) 
Chloe. b. Apr. i, 1820. 
1856— VIII. Joshua 2d. b. July 31, 1822. 



1851. Hon. Lewis Bemis. (1707. Joshua. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 
10. John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, Maj' 10, 1824. Maria Stearns (b. Worcester, d. 
Spencer May 3, 1840.) He m. 2d, Feb. i, 1842 Dolly Ann (b. Northborough, 
Mass. Feb. 28, 1814.) dau. of Nathanial Brigham (b. Northborough, Oct. 7, 1785. 
d. there Sep. 17, 1870.) and Dolly Bell (b. Southborough, Ma,ss. Apr. 11, 1786. 
d. Northborough, Mar. 28, 1882.) 

Mr. Bemis was a merchant, farmer and manufacturer. He had been clerk 
and Treasurer of his town, which he also represented in the Legislature. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. by i.st m. 

1866 — I. Lewis Ward. b. Aug. 19, 1826. d. Savannah, 111. Sep. 18, 

1891. m. Mt. Carroll, 111. Jan. 5, 1856. Gertrude C. Harmon. 
No issue. A well known and rich business man of Savan- 
nah, 111., where he went to live when twenty-one years of 
age. His wife survived him. 

1867 — II. Maria Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 182S. d. Mar. 7, 1829. 

1868— III. Ellen Amelia, b. July 21, d. Aug. 23, 1830. 

1869— IV. Elizabeth Stearns, b. Oct. 14, 1832. d. Mar. 7, 1895. 

1870 — V. Lieut. Frederick Augustus, b. Dec. 20, 1834. k. Sep. i, 1862, 

at the battle of Chantilly Va. where his body lies in an 
unknown grave. He was an officer of the 21st Mass. Regi- 
ment. 



873- 


-VIII. 


874- 


- IX. 


875- 


- X. 


876- 


- XI. 


877- 


- XII. 



History of the Bemis Family. 171 

1871 — VI. Janette. b. May 10, 1836. m. Spencer Maj^ 28, 1863, William 

T. Harlow. Children : 1878— I. Frank K. Bemis. h. May 
31, 1846. 1879 — II. Gideon, b. Jan. 23, 1871. 1880 — III. 
Margarettc, b. Oct. 27, 1872. 

1872 — VII. Abby Maria, b. Mar. 12, 1839. d. Aug. 30, 1841. 

CHILDREN. 

by 2d m. 
Abby Maria. 2d. b. Mar. 29, d. Aug. 20, 1843. 
Charles Brigham. b. Aug. 3, 1845. d. Aug. 8, 1846. 
Annie Hudson, b. June 17, 1847. m. Spencer Jan. 25, 1871 
Charles Augtistus Be>?iis. (1162.) 
Angelina, b. May 11, d. Oct. 9, 1851. 
Emma Augusta, b. June 13, 1852. d. July 3, i860. 



1813. Elias Bemis. (1707. Joshua. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Sep. 15, 1825. Elmira (b. Sep. 13, 1802. d. Spencer Sep. 6, 
1851.) dau. of Tyler Marsh (d. July 17, 1843. aged 80.) and Sally Sibley of Sut- 
ton, Mass. Mr. Bemis inherited his father's homestead. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 
Martin, b. June 9, 1826. 
Sarah, b. Feb. 25, 1828. 
Amasa. b. June 3, 1830. 
Angeline. b. Jan. 22, 1833. d. May 23, 1854. 
Maria A. b. July 3, 1835. 
Elias. b. July 22, 1837. 



1854. Martin Bemis. (1707. Joshua. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. ist, Feb. 26, 1834. Pamelia Davenport King of Oxford, (b. 
Leicester d. vSpencer.) He m. 2d, Nov. 3, 1842. Lucy (b. May 2, 1803.) dau. of 
Joseph Garfield (b. Spencer Sep. 19, 1758. d. June 10, 1836.) and Elizabeth 
Mirick (b. Princeton, 1766. d. Spencer May 8, 1838.) 



I88I— 


I. 


1882— 


II. 


1883- 


III. 


1884— 


IV. 


1885— 


V. 


1886— 


VI. 



172 History of the Bonis Fainily. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. by ist tn. 

1887 — I. Henry, b. Dec. 13, 1836. m. Worcester, Mass. Dec. 21, 1871. 

Elizabeth Newhall s. p. 

1888 — II. Joshua Edwin, b. June 3, 1841. m. Worcester, Nov. 22, 1872. 

Ella Sophia (b. Paxton, Mass. Apr. 27, 1854.) dau. of John 
Holmes (b. Norfolk Engl.) and Sophia Jolly (b. Norfolk, 
Engl.) Child: i?>go, Jennie Pamelia. b. Spencer Nov. 7, 

1874. d. there July 25, 1875. 

1889 — III. Pamelia King. b. June 28, 1846. m. Worcester May 10, 1864. 

William Fordyce Coiners. Children: 1891 — I. Fred Lewis. 
b. May 7, 1867. d. Mar. 14, 1891. 1892 — II. Lewis Martin. 
b. Feb. 16, 1874. d. July 29, 1895. 

1856. Joshua Bemis. (1707. Joshua. 1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Elizabeth Adams of Brookfield, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1893 — I- Harriet Eliza, b. June 15, 1844. 

1894 — II. Frances Amelia, b. Nov. 17. 1846. 

1895 — III. Braman Adams, b. Mar. 28, 1849. 

1896— IV. . b. June 16, 1851. 

1897 — V. John Sandford. b. Mar. 26, 1853. 



1709. Captain Elias Bemis. (1357. Joshua. 569. Samuel. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. Brookfield Jan. 16, 1794. Content Jenks of Brookfield. Captain 
Bemis removed to Lyndon, Vt. at the same time as his cousin. Wait Bemis (1370.) 

CHILD. 

1898 — I. Welcome, b. Lyndon, Vt. Mar. 22, 1797. d. there May 1877. 

m. at Lyndon, Sarah P. Evans (b. Lyndon, 28, 1802. 

d. there Apr. 5, 1877.) Child: 1899. William Addison, b. 
Lyndon, Jan. 31, 1829. m. Sarah Jane (b. Brookfield Mass. 



History of the Beinis Family. 173 

June 26, 1850.) dau. of Abner Howland (b. Brookfield Aug. 
23, 1818.) and Martha Ann Kittridge (b. Spencer Dec. 26, 
1824. d. there Nov. 12, 1881.) Children: 1900 — I. Addi- 
son Lucius, b. Spencer Oct. 7, 1870. 1901 — II. Freddie 
William, b. Spencer Nov. 11, 1880. d. Worcester Aug. 20, 
1881. 



1359. Lieutenant Jonas Bemis. (569. Samuel. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. Dolly (b. Spencer, Mar. 27, 1768. d. there Dec. 16, 1804.) dau. of Nathanial 
Wood of Brookfield, Mass. 

Lieut. Bemis was a farmer. He was a soldier in the war with France in 
1756; and also in the Revoloution, being Lieutenant in Captain John Wolcott's 
Company of Rangers (April 19, 1775.) In this company, serving 12 days were, 
as privates, Reuben Bemis; Benjamin Bemis and Amos Bemis. In his later years 
Lieut, Bemis was very corpulent, weighing 400 pounds, it is said. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Spencer, Mass. 

1902 — I. Obadiah. b. Oct. 9, 1758. d. June 20, 1781. unm. 

1903 — II. Jonas, b. June 29, 1760. d. Mar. 25, 1846. 

1904 — III. Israel, b. Dec. 9, 1762. 

1905 — IV. Asa. b. Dec. 16, 1764. 

1906 — V. Dolly, b. Oct. 9, 1766. m. Jan. 15, 1806. Francis Adams 

whose ist wife was Betsy (Newhall) Wilson. (1376.) dau. of 
Rebekah {Bet>i!s) Newhall. (1362.) 

1907 — VI. Phebe. b. Mar. 27, 1768. m. May 19, 1791. Joshua Bonis. 

(1707.) 

1908 — VII. Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 1769. d. 1858. m. Mar. 4, 1790. Reuben 

Newhall. (1372). 

1909— VIII. Elijah, b. Jan. 19, 1772. 

1910 — IX. Molly, b. July 25, 1774. 

1911 — X. Hannah, b. Jan. 30, 1779. m. Ezra (b. Spencer Oct. 8, 1776.) 

s. of Lemuel Green (b. Leicester 1749. d. Spencer, Jan. 22, 
1818.) and Sarah (d. Spencer June 25, 1824.) 



174 History of the Bends Family. 

1903. Captain Jonas Bemis. (1359- Jonas. 569. Samuel. 10. John. i. 
Joseph.) m. Jan. !']?,() Juditk Bemis. (1369.) 

Captain Bemis was a soldier in the War of the Revoloution. He was Justice 
of the Peace, Selectman, Assessor and Captain of Militia. He possessed the 
homestead. 

CHILDREN. 

h. Spencer, Mass. 

191 2 — I. Catherine, m. July 13, 1806. Captain Sardine (b. Spencer 

Mar. 30, 1777.) s. of Jonas Muzzy (b. Rutland, Jan. 2, 1748.) 
and his ist, wife Sarah Draper, (b. Mar. 10, 1751. d. about 
I777-) Children : 1917 — I. Laura, b. Nov. 27, 1806. 
1918 — II. Catherine, b. June 6, 1810. 1919 — III. Judith, b. 
July 6, 1814. 1920 — IV. Nancy, b. Dec. 11, 1815. 1921 — 
V. Eliza, b. Dec. 11, 1815 (twins) Capt. Muzzy resided 
ill Rutland, and was Captain in the militia. 

1913 — II. Alpha, b. Mar. 1790. m. Dec. 7, 1817. Betsy (1622) dau. of 

David Adams (b. Spencer Feb. 10, 1744. d. there Nov. 4, 
1815.) and his 2d wife Hannah Bemis (1614.) Child : 
1921a. Jonas, b. Spencer Oct. 2, 1818. 

1914 — III. Asa. b. Jan. 2, 1792. 

1915 — IV. Jonas, b. July 15, 1796. d. May 9, 1817. 

1916 — V. L,ouisa. m. Mar. 20, 1830. Winthrop (b. July 21, 1804.) s. 

of Capt. David Liverraore (b. Apr. 14, 1744. d. Oct. 15, 1852.) 
and Betsy Watson (b. Aug. 20, 1779. d. Oct. 28, 1852.) 



1914. Asa Bemis. (1903. Jonas. 1359. Jonas. 569. Samuel. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. July 10, 1814. Liuy Bemis (1655.) 

children. 
b. Spencer, Mass. 

1922 — I. Maria, b. Nov. 13, 1814. 

1923 — II. Nancy, b. Feb. 7, 1817. 

1924 — III. George Henry, b. June 12, 1S19. 



History of the Bemis Family. 175 



1925 — IV. Lewis, b. Oct. 9, 1821. 

1926 — V. Otis, b. Aug. 12, 1823. 

1927 — VI. Edward. 



574. Jonathan Bemis. (10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Anna (b. Wat. Jan. 
18, 1703-4.) dau. of Daniel Livermore (b. Feb. 3, 1674-5 d. Nov. 16, 1720.) and 
his 2d wife Mary — (b. abt. 1679. d. Oct. 7, 1745.) Jonathan Bemis was an inn 
holder in Watertown Mass. 1745-6. Selectman 1752-3-4-7-8. 



CHILDREN. 

b. Watertown, Mass. 

1928 — I. Mary. b. Mar. 10, 1722-3. d. Aug. 16, 1801. m. Feb. 21, 
1744-5. Jonathan (b. Feb. 24, 1714. d. Mar. 31, 1780.) s. of 
Samuel Sanderson (b. May 28, 1681. k. by lightning July 8, 
1722.) and Mercy Gale (b. Sep. 16, 1683. d. May 8, 1776.) 
He was a widower without children ; his first wife was Mary 

Stearns (589) Children: 1934 — 1.3fary.h. 17,1745-6. 

1935 — II. Esther, b. Feb. 24, 1746-7. d. June 1793. m. Nov. 
23, 1780. Capt. Phinehas Stearns (his 2d wife) 1936 — III. 
Samuel, b. Sep. 8, 1748. m. Lexington, Mass. Oct. 27, 1772. 
Mary Munroe. 1937 — IV. 5"flr(?/^ b. and d. 1750. 1938 — V. 
Elijah, b. Oct. 10, 1751. 1939 — VI. David, b. Nov. 19, 
1753. 1940 — VII. Nathan, b. Apr. 9, 1755. m. Apr. 26, 
1781 Elizabeth Bond of Weston. 1941 — VIII. Jacob, b. Oct. 
20, 1757. 1942 — IX. Jonathan, b. Mar. 31, 1760, d. Nov. 
17, 1808 m. Mar. 24, 1785. Mary Adams. 1943 — X. Anna. 
b. Apr. 13, 1762. m. Mar. 20, 1786. Isaac Peirce. 

Jonathan, b. Jan. 24, 1724-5. d. after Jan. i, 1771. 

David, b. Jan. 25, 1726-7. d. Watertown, Feb. 8, 1790. 

Anna. b. July 4, 1730. 

Esther, b. Nov. 3, 1733 (?) m. Hammond. 

Sarah, b. Mar. 8, 1739-40. m. June 7, 1763. Elisha (b. Aug. 
12, 1737.) s. of David Learned (b. Feb. 19, 1710-11. d. prior 
to 1745.) and Sarah Mixer (b. Mar 12 1707-8.) Children: 



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176 History of the Bemis Family. 

1946 — I. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1764. 1947 — II. Elisha. b. 
Mar. 27, 1766. 1948 — III. Susan, b. Sep. 5, 1767. 1949 — 
IV. John. b. June 8, 1769. 1950 — V. Anfia. bap. May 31, 

1771. 1951 — VI. Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 28, 1773. 

1929. Captain Jonathan Bemis. (574- Jonathan. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. May 4, 1748. Huldah (b. May 7, 1722. d. a wid. in Lunenburg 1803.) dau. of 
Deacon Thomas Livermore (b. Jan. 5, 1676-7 d. May 8, 1761.) and Mary Bright 
(b. Oct. 7, 1682. d. Sep. 29, 1765.) Captain Bemis was Selectman in 1766-70, of 
Watertown. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Watertown, Mass. 

1952 — I. Hannah, b. June 27, 1749. m. in 1767. Captain Phinehas (b. 
Feb. 1735-6. d. Mar. 27, 1798.) s. of Josiah Stearns (b. Oct. 
14, 1704. d. Apr. II, 1756.) and Susanna Ball (b. Mar. 16, 
1708. d. prior to 1740.) Capt. Stearns was a farmer and 
blacksmith in Watertown ; he took part in 1756 in the Lake 
George expedition as a private and was one of the earliest to 
take up arms in the Revoloution. He was one of the partici- 
pants in the "Boston Tea Party", and commanded a com- 
pany on Dorchester Heights when the British evacuated 
Boston. He was offered a Colonel's Commission, but declined 
it, as, on account of his wife's death, his children needed all 
his care. In Watertown he was one of the most benevolent 
and highly esteemed citizens. 

Children: i960 — I. Hannah, b. Apr. 28, 1768. m. ist, May 
21, 1789. Henry Bond(d. Mar. 27 1796, leaving two children.) 
She m. 2d, May 1798. Zebedee Rose. 1961 — II. Susanna, b. 
Nov. 24, 1769. d. Brookline, Mass. June 17, 1831. m. 1792. 
Captain Charles Bond. 1962 — III. William, bap. Jan. 6, 
177 1. 1963 — IV. William 2d. bap. Feb. 26, 1773. d. young. 
1964 — V. George Washington, b. Oct. 27, 1781. d. Sep. 1836. 
a Captain and trader in Brookline, Mass. m. Mar. 23, 1808. 
Hannah Goddard. 1965— VI. Polly, b. Dec. 9, 1783. m. 
Feb. 1803. John Gibbs. 1966— VII. Lucy. b. July 21, 1786. 
m. 1808. Captain Robert Sharpe Davis. 



History of the Beniis Family. i77 

1953— II- Esther. 1?. May 2, 1751. m. Feb. 6, 1777 William (b. Jan. 9, 

1746-7.) s. of Edward Harrington (b. June 17, 1707. d. Dec. 
6, 1792.) and Anna Bullard (bap. Dec. 6, 17 13 d. Oct. 6 
1771.) Children: 1967— I. Hannah, b. Dec. i, 1777. 
1968— II. Elijah, b. July 11, 1779- 1969— HI- William. 
b. Dec. 25, 1781. 1970— IV. Polly, b. Sep. 5, 1783. 1971 — 
V. Betsy, b. Nov. 16, 1785. 1972 — VI. Isaac, b. Nov. 2, 
1787. 1973— VII. Liicretia. b. Sep. 8, 1789. 1974 — VIII. 
Jonatha7i Betnis. b. I^unenburg, Mass. Sep. 23, 1792. This 
family in 1790 removed to Lunenburg, Mass. 

1954— III. Thankful, b. June 17, 1754. m. Feb. 6, 1778. Phiuehas Har- 

rington (b. Dec. 8, 1748.) brother of Esther's (i953-) husband. 
Children. 1975—1. Lticy. b. May -23, 1778. 1976— II. 
Joel. b. Oct. 4, 1780. 1977 — III. Edward, h. Nov. 19, 1782; 
and prob. others. 

1955— IV. Catherine, b. Oct. 4, 1756. m. Apr. 8, 1775 Ebenezer 

Everett. 

Jonathan, bap. July 23, 1758. prob. d. young. 
Jonathan 2d. b. Oct. 9, 1760 d. unm. 
John. b. May 4, 1762. 
1959 — VIII. Elijah, b. July 5, 1770. 



1930. David Bemis. (574. Jonathan. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Nov. 29, 
1753. Mary (b. Apr. 6, 1781.) dau. of Nathanial Bright (b. Dec. 28, 1686. d. Dec. 
28, 1737.) and Anna Bowman (bap. Sep. 6, 1698.) Mr. Bemis was Selectman 
1773-4-5-6-9. of Watertown. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Watertown, Mass. 

1978 — I. David, b. Sep. 15, 1754. d. young. 

1979— II. Nathanial. b. Dec. 20, 1756. d. Mar. 6, 1835. 

1980— III. Luke. b. Oct. 11, 1759. d. Springfield, Mass. Feb. 16, 1845. 

1981 — IV. Jonathan, b. June 12, 1762. d. Paris, Me. July 5, 1828. 

1982— V. Anna. b. Sep. 3, 1764. d. 1794. m. May 7, 1790. John Rich- 

ard.son. Children: 1987— I. Anne. b. 1791. 1988 — II. 
Mary Bemis. b. 1793- (See 1985.) 



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178 History of the Bemis Family. 

1983 — VI. Isaac, b. Dec. 26, 1765. d. (suicide) 1794. unm. 

1984 — VII. Mary. b. Feb. 1769. m. Dec. 19, 1792. Isaac Vose Esq. 

Children : 1999 — I John. 2000 — II. George. 2001 — III. 
Mary B. 2002 — IV. Antia. m. Charles Beviis. (2010.) 

1985 — VIII. Hannah, b. Aug. 23, 177 1. d. 1835. m. Dec. 29, 1801. John 
Richardson, widower of her sister Anna (1982.) Children: 
2003 — I. Isaac. 2004 — II. Anne B. 2005 — III. Hannah, 
b. 2006 — IV. Abby B. 2007 — V. Mary B. 2008 — VI. 
Catherine. 

1986 - IX. Seth. b. Jan. 23, 1775. d. Apr. 4, 1851. He was of the class 
of 1795. Harv. Coll. 



1979. Captain Nathanial Bemis. (1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Sep. 4, 1783. Abigail (b. July 24, 1758.) dau. of Cornet 
Nathanial Bridge (b. July 8, 1725. d. Dec. 19, 1794.) and Mary Fiske (b. July i, 
1734.) Capt. Bemis was a cabinet maker, Selectman and Captain in the Water- 
town Militia. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Watertown, Mass. 

2009 — I. Nathanial. b. June 16, 1784. d. (.suicide) Aug. 23, 1839. 

2010 — II. Charles, b. Mar. 24, 1789. d. Jan. 2, 1874. 

201 1— III. David, b. June 20, 1798. M. D. Harv. Coll. 1828; M. M. S. S. 

of Springfield, Mass. unm. 



2009. Nathanial Bemis. (1979. Nathanial. 1930. David. 574. Jona- 
than. 10. John. I. Joseph.) m. in 1812. Anna (d. 1837.) dau. of John Richard- 
son Esq. of Newton, Mass. Mr. Bemis grad. of Harv. Coll. 1806. M. D. 1811. 
M. M. S. S. 

CHILDREN. 

2012 — I. Mary. b. Aug. 1821. d. 1840. unm. 

2013 — II. Nathanial. b. Dec. 1823. m. 1844 — Dinsmore, and settled in 

Framingham, Mass. 



History of the Bends Family. 179 

2010. Charles Bemis. (1979- Nathaniel. 1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 
10. John. I.Joseph.) m. Mar. 2, 1815, his cousin Anna Vose (2002.) He was a 
grad. Harv. Coll. 1808. A lawyer of Watertown. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Boston, Mass. 

2014 — I. Charles Vose. M. D. b. June 21, 1816. m. Keene, N. H. May 

5, 1841, Elizabeth Fanny, dau. of Hon William Henry ol 
Vermont, (b. Charlestown, N. H. Mar. 22, 1788. d. Bellows 
Falls, Vt. Apr. 1861.) and Fanny Goodhue (b. Apr. 28, 1790. 
d. Chester, Vt. Feb. 6, 1823.) Dr. Bemis grad. Harv. Coll. 
1835. M. D. 1839. M. M. S. S. 2017— I. Children : Fanny 
E. b. Aug. 2, 1843. 2018 — II. Alice Goodhue, b. Oct. 1855. 

2015 — II. Abby Vose. b. Sep. 9, 1818. m. Watertown 1855. Charles I. 

Barry. 

2016 — III. Isaac Vose. b. Nov. 5, 1824. d. Watertown Oct. 3, 1892. a 

lawyer, but on account of ill health, ceased to practice. 

1980. Captain Luke Bemis. (1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 10. John. 
I. Joseph.) m. Hannah (b. Boston July 11, 1768. d. Chicopee, Mass. Mar. 31, 
1837.) dau. of Captain Benjamin Eddy (b. Boston. Feb. 19, 1743. d. W. Cambridge, 
Mass. Aug. II, 1817.) and Martha Bronsden (b. Boston, Nov. 11, 1742. d. W. 
Cambridge Dec. 28, 1830.) 

Luke Bemis was Captain of the Trained Band, and Selectman of Watertown 
1 800- 1 -2-3 and 4. 

children. 

b. Watertown, Mass. 

2019 — I. Robert Eddy. b. June 4, 1798. d. Chicopee, Mass. Mar. 15, 

1873- 

2020 — II. Mary Eddy. b. Julj^ 4, 1801. 

2021 — III. Luke, b, Apr. 7, 1806. d. Lowell Mass. Aug. 19, 1888. 



2019. Robert Eddy Bemis. (1980. Luke. 1930. David. 574. Jona- 
than. 10. John. I. Joseph.) m. at Salem, Mass. Sept. 18, 1827. Martha (b. Salem, 



i8o History of the Beinis Family. 

Mass. May 29, 1807. d. Chicopee. Dec. 26, 1872.) dau. of Capt. Richard Wheat- 
land (b. Warsham, Dorset Co. Engl. Oct. 20, 1762. d. Salem, Mass. Mar. 18, 
1830.) and Martha Goodhue (b. Salem, Mass. Feb. 2, 1770. d. there Aug. 13, 
1826.) 

CHILDREN. 

2022 — I. Robert Wheatland, b. Wat. Mass. July 30, 1828. 

2023 — II. Caroline Eddy. b. Wat. June 12, 1830. d. Salem Mass. Nov. 

4, 1896. unm. 

2024 — III. Hannah Eddy. b. I^owell, Mass. Oct. 17, 1832. d. Chicopee, 

Mass. Jan. 22, 1835. 

2025 — IV. Hannah Eddy 2d. b. Chicopee. Sep. 25, 1836. d. there Oct. 

15. 1837- 

2026 — V. Mary Wheatland, b. Chicopee. Aug. 6, 1838. m. Salem, 

Mass. Jan. 30, 1879. Henry Martyn Whitney of Lawrence, 
Mass. 

2027 — VI. Sarah Davis, b. Chicopee. Apr. 3, 1841. m. there Mar. 22, 

1865. Jerome Horton, of Chicopee, (b. Dover, N. H. Apr. 5, 
1841.) s. of Moses Fiske (b. Waltham, Mass. Oct. 22, 1807. 
d. Hartford, Ct. Apr. 29, 1864.) and Susan Hurd. (b. June 
ID, 1809. d. Sep. 5, 1846.) No issue. 

2028 — VII. Martha Goodhue, b. Chicopee, Mass. June 10, 1844. m. there 

Dec. 23, 1863. James Gilbert, (b. Chicopee Nov. 17, 1S34. d. 
Holyoke, Mass. July 10, 1878.) s. of James Manning Smith 
(b. Dover, N. H. d. Chicopee July 10, 1879.) and Elizabeth 
Wentworth (b. Dover, N. H. d. Chicopee Feb. 1862.) 
Children : 2029 — I. Robert Bemis. b. Chicopee Nov. 29, 
1865. 2030 — II. James Wheatland, b. Holyoke Sept. 12, 
1868. m. London, Engl. Nov. 16, 1896. Julia Higginson. 



2022. Robert Wheatland Bemis. (2019. Robert Eddy. 1980. Luke. 
1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 10. John. i. Joseph.) m. Albany, N. Y. Nov. 26, 
1852. Rachel Zerniah (b. S. Wilbraham, Mass., Aug. 21, 1827.) dau. of Johleel 
Smith (b. Sandersfield, Mass. Oct. 3, 1794. d. Chicopee, Mar. 10, 1839.) 



History of the Bemis Fa»nly. iSi 

CHILDREN. 

b. Chicopee, Mass. 

2031 — I. Annie Goodhue, b. Jan. 28, 1855. m. Brookfield, Mass. Sept. 

26, 1879. Edwin Wilson Stoddard. 

2032 — II. Benjamin Wheatland, b. Dec. 3, 1857. m. Jan. 12, 1893. 

Mary Elizabeth Campbell. 

2033— III. Mary Catherine, b. Feb. 5, 1861. m. Chicopee, June 15, 1892. 

Wilber Martindale Swan. 

2034 — IV. Caroline Rachel, b. Jan. 20, 1865. m. Chicopee Sept. 6, 1892. 

Edward Baxter Dickinson. 

2035 — V. Robert Eddy. b. Oct. 30, 1869. m. Oct. 20, 1892. Nattie Edna 

Barns of Westfield, Mass. 

2036 — VI. Edward Smith, b. July 20, 1873. 

2021. EuKE Bemis. (1980. Euke. 1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Lucy Ann Thayer (b. HoUis, Mass. d. Eowell, Mass. Mar. 
18, 1888.) 

CHILDREN. 

2037 — I. Arthur Webster, b. Boston Nov. 18, 1862. 

2038 — II. Clara Frances, m. West Chester, Pa. Barton D. Evans. 



1981. Captain Jonathan Bemis. (1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 10. 
John. I. Joseph.) m. Sep. 22, 1781. Mary (b. Mar. 6, 1763. d. Paris Me. Nov. 14, 
1841.) dau. of Capt. Samuel Stearns of Waltham, Mass. (b. Nov. 14, 1739. d. 
Jan. 18, 1817.) and Mary Bigelow (b. Dec. 9, 1739.) Capt. Jonathan Bemis 
was a Captain of Militia, and Innkeeper in Waltham, Mass. About 1800, the 
family removed to Paris Me. 

children. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 

2039 — I. Mary. b. Sep. 15, 1782. d. Mar. 28, 1807. 

2040 — II. David, b. Apr. 24, 1784. d. Apr. 16, 1839. 

2041— III. Elizabeth M. (Betsy.) b. Feb. 16, 1786. uum. 



i82 History of the Bemis Family. 

2042 — IV. Jonathan, b. Feb. 26, 1788. A Justice of the Peace in 

Lincoln, Penobscot County, Me. 

2043 — V. Henry, b. Apr. 3, d. Apr. 6, 1790. 

2044 — VI. James, b. Mar. 26, 1791. d. Oct. 27, 1846. A colonel in the 

militia, and a machinist. 

2045 — VII. Francis, b. Oct. i, 1793. 

2846 — VIII. Augustus, b. Dec. 9, 1796. of Cincinnati, O. 



1986. Seth Bemis. (1930. David. 574. Jonathan. 10. John. i. Joseph.) 
m. Apr. 24, 1808. Sarah Wheeler of Concord, Mass. (d. May 1849.) Seth Bemis 
grad. Harv. Coll. 1795. A manufacturer. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 

2047 — I. Jonathan Wheeler, bap. Jan. 20, 1811. grad. Harv. Coll. 
1830. M. D. 1834. M. M. S. S. Physician in charge of the 
Mass. State Prison in 1852. 

Sarah Wheeler, bap. Sep. 20, 1812. 

Seth. bap. Nov. 6, 1814. of Watertown, Mass. 

George, grad. Harv. Coll. 1835 L. I^. B. 1839. A lawyer of 
Boston. 



2048— 


II. 


2049— 


III. 


2050— 


IV. 



INTRODUCTORY 

TO THE 

ADDENDA. 

The pages that follow, are either material received too late for insertion in the 
main Bemis Family Genealogy, or events concerning Bemis's, that it has been 
impossible to connect with them, except by inference ; or branches of the Family 
who have come to America in recent years. These data are embodied in the Book, 
because the volume purports to be a History of those of the name in America, 
also because individuals connected with these branches have sent in the informa- 
tion, and I deem it but just to them, to insert the information. 

With this Addenda ends all the information obtained since 1893 ; the Bemis's 
could have made the book more complete. Errors, inaccuracies, and lack of 
information must rest on them. 



T. Waln-Morgan Draper. 



San Francisco, Cal. June ist, 1900. 



James Bemis. (Probably No. 404.) (386. Ephraim. 9. Ephraim. i. 
Joseph.) b. Ashford, Ct. Aug. 6, 1737. He was an early settler of Worthington, 
Mass. was in the Revoloutionary War, and being severely wounded at the Battle 
of Bennington, returned home, broken in health and fortune. 



/ CHILD. 

I. John Bemis b. Worthington, Mass. Feb. 16, 1773. d. Bloom- 
field, Nelson, Co. Ky. Mar. 29, 1851. "The subject of this 
sketch, who was the third of four sons, was born on the i6th 
day of February, 1773. In consequence of his father's con- 
tinued ill health and limited means, he was, at a very early 
age, thrown upon his own resources. 

Even in boyhood, he was imbued with a singular love 
of letters, and conceived a fixed determination to master 



i84 History of the Bonis Family. 



them. Having no means for acquiring the first rudiments, 
he eagerly sought, and embraced the first opportunity, for 
employment in manual labor, with a single view to that 
object. With that indomitable energy, which was his dis- 
tinguishing characteristic through life, he rose superior to 
every obstacle which stood in the way to his coveted acquire- 
ments. Every nerve of a vigorous and well-endowed consti- 
tution was strained to the uttermost to achieve his ends. 
Every leisure hour of this period was scrupulously employed 
in the study of such books as were within his reach. 

The ruling passion of his life, which is rarely ever known 
to gain the ascendency, until a much later period, seemed 
even now to possess the mastery, for he denied himself all 
participation in the usual sports and amusements of boyhood, 
lest they might consume time he had determined to approp- 
riate to more valuable purposes. It was, probably, in this 
manner he acquired that contempt for all conventional 
pastimes and amusements, or games of chance, which never 
forsook him in after life. 

It appears from some old manuscripts, that the inter^'en- 
ing four years, from 1789 to 1793, were alternately occupied 
in some department of business, and attendance upon school. 
During this period he was under the tuition of Eliphalet 
Nott, who had charge of the Plainfield Academy, probably 
the best common school at that time in New England. 

At this date, 1793, he seems to have been pretty well 
advanced in letters, for we find him in charge of a school at 
Pomfret, Connecticut. In what proportion his time is now 
divided, between teaching and studying, is not clear. His 
diploma, or certificate of graduation in Plainfield Academj', 
bears the date, 30th March, 1795. 

He now spent two years studying I<atin and the higher 
branches of English literature, under the tuition of an 
educated gentleman, who had become interested in him by 
his steady, persevering efforts at self-advancement. In 1797 
he entered the office of Dr. Zachariah Standish, as a student 
of medicine, under whose supervisory instruction he made 
astonishingly rapid progress in acquiring the elementary 
principles of the science. 



History of the Bonis Family. 185 

His certificate of the term of his professional studies, 
and permission to practice medicine and surgery, bears date 
June 3rd 1 80 1. 

After three months as an assistant to his preceptor, in 
the autumn of 1801 he emigrated to Kentucky, and located 
in Bloomfield, Nelson county, then called Middleburg. 

.^ In 1797 he had married Miss Elizabeth Bloomer (b. in 
New York), said to have been a lady of highly cultivated 
intellect, polished manners, and amiable disposition. On his 
first visit to Kentucky, he had left her with her friends in 
New York, where she remained for twelve months, at which 
time he went back, and brought her with him on his return. 

The severe habits of early study to which the Dr. had 
subjected himself, together with the keen powers of observa- 
tion, had so enlarged his capacity for the acquisition and 
retention of knowledge, that he had completely mastered all 
the standard works of his day. 

He had amassed such a vast fund of information, and 
had such perfect command of the resources of the profession, 
that he at once took a very prominent stand, and acquired, 
in an incredibly short period of time, a reputation rarely 
attained by a country practitioner. 

Boldness, self-reliance, implicit confidence in the curative 
power of his remedies, remarkable therapeutical acumen, and 
a profound sympathy with his patients, mark the outlines of 
his professional character. He was emphatically a man for 
the occasion. The fertility of his resources was almost 
boundless. And while exhibiting the most unwavering con- 
fidence in the saving powers of his remedies, and plying them 
with unwearied assiduity and skill, he had the happy faculty 
of imbuing his patients with the same unshaken confidence. 

It is useless to say that Dr. Bemis was a very safe and 
successful practitioner. He had witnessed so many recov- 
eries, against the reasonable expectation of friends, attribut- 
able, as he believed, to his vigilance, perseverance, and con- 
stancy, that hope never deserted him; nor did he relax his 
efforts until the taper of life had expired. 

When in the height of his practice, his advice was sought 
in difiicult cases in all the surrounding counties ; and even 



1 86 History of the Bemis Family. 



after he had retired from the active duties of the profession, 
he was retained, throughout a very wide scope of country as 
consulting physiciau, to which calls he always yielded a 
hearty response. His thorough knowledge of the history and 
literature of the profession, his familiar acquaintance with 
the standard authors of the day, his ready comprehension, 
clear insight, accurate diagnosis, and lucid exposition of a 
case, attached great weight to his opinions with his profes- 
sional brethren. 

He was courteous and fair in his professional intercourse, 
candid and uncompromising in his views of practice, kind 
and generous towards the junior members of the profession, 
scrupulously observant of the rules of ethics, jealous of the 
honor of the profession, and uncompromising in his opposition 
to all professional outlawry. The hordes of empirics and 
nostrum-mongers who flooded the country in his day, found 
no mercy or foothold near him. His boldness and bitter 
raillery were weapons they much dreaded. 

Dr. Bemis was an ardent and excitable politician, and 
took an active part in the New Court and Old Court contro- 
versy. He was an uncompromising advocate of the Old 
Court policy, and wrote a number of able articles on the sub- 
ject, which were published in the " Spirit of '76," at Frank- 
fort. He had no sycophancy about him ; never dissembled ; 
was very decided and open in his attachments and antipa- 
thies ; not unfrequently made enemies by his openness and 
candor. 

His style of writing is vigorous, clear, concise — not much 
embellished with flowers. His natural turn was too pointed, 
and matter of fact, to allow space for either redundancy or 
decoration. Even in the midst of an overwhelming practice, 
he wrote a great deal. A number of his addresses on the 
subject of Masonry, of which order he was a prominent mem- 
ber, are still extant. They glow with that fervor, that spirit 
of expansive benevolence, which animated his whole life, and 
breathe of nothing but what is wise, good and philanthropic. 

He was always a close student ; retained his love for 
literature to the last ; studied Greek when over sixty 
years of age, besides keeping himself well posted in 



History of the Beinis Family. 187 

all the current literature of the day, except novels, for 
which he had a supreme contempt. 

Dr. Bemis's religious turn of mind developed in early 
youth, grew with his growth, strengthened with his strength, 
and matured in his manhood, culminating in a desire to 
assume the office of minister of the Gospel, in which position 
he thought his faculties for doing good would be enhanced, a 
consummation which had been his ruling passion through life. 

Although he had in the year 18 17 retired from active 
duties of the profession, and resigned his practice to the 
charge of his .son-in-law. Dr. S. B. Merrifield, his ardent, 
ever-active temperament did not allow him to take that repose, 
which he had probablj^ promised himself previous to his 
retirement, and he turned his attention to the study of The- 
ology. He was accordingly ordained as a minister of the 
Presbyterian Church about the year 1830. The duties of this 
officehecontinuedtofulfiU with zeal, fidelity, and great accept- 
ance until his death, which occurred, of apoplexy, on the 
29th day of March, 1851, in the seventy-eighth year of his 
age." 

CHILDREN. 

b. Bloomfield, Nelson Co., Ky. 
(There were seven sons.) 

I. Samuel Merrifield. b. Oct. 15, 182 1. d. New Orleans, L,a. 
Nov. 18, 1884. m. Mary Frances (b. Clarksville, Tenn.) dau. 
Eli Tockert (b. Chester Dist. S. C.) and Amy Jones Lacy (b. 
in Va. 1800). Mary Frances' grandfather was Aaron Lock- 
ert, Commissary to Genrl. Sumpter, and fed his command in 
the summer of 1780 from his own Mills at Lockert's Shoals, 
on Broad River. Amy Jones Lacy was descended from the 
Lords of Pontefract. 

" Dr. Bemiss' early education was carefully conducted 
by his father and private tutors until the age of eighteen, 
when he determined to study medicine, entering for that pur- 
pose the office of his brother-in-law. Dr. Samuel Merrifield, 
of Bloomfield. Here he remained until 1841, when he went 
to New York and became the first matriculate of the Uni- 



i88 History of the Betnis Fainily. 



versity of New York. Having returned to Bloomfield in the 
following year to continue his studies under his father and 
brother-in-law, we find him at the bedside of his first case in 
August, 1842. Thus his remarkably active life as a practi- 
cioner of medicine extended over more than forty years. 

In the fall of 1844 he went back to New York, where 
in the following spring he received his diploma, and degree 
" Medicinee Doctor" from the University. To this careful 
and protracted course of study, and his own remarkable 
memory, was probably due that exact and minute knowledge 
of the details of many branches forgotten by most students in 
three years after thej' have risen from the benches. 

Returning to Bloomfield, Dr. Bemiss at once became 
associated in an active practice with Dr. Merrifield, his 
former preceptor. This connection lasted until 1850, when 
another was formed with Dr. Joshua Gore. This was a 
period of his life of which Dr. Bemiss often spoke with great 
pleasure. He was full of anecdotes illustrative of the old- 
time in Kentucky, and, as he spoke, enlivening the storj^ 
with many touches of hearty humor, men and manners rose 
clearly before the listener. 

In 1853, the Doctor moved to Louisville, and joined 
practice with Benjamin Wible, a companionship only broken 
by the departure of the other for the Confederate army in 
1862. Meanwhile, Dr. Bemiss had been appointed by the 
State, Registrar of Kentucky, in 1849 ; in 1858, Professor of 
Clinical Medicine; then, in 1859, Professor of Hygiene and 
Medical Jurisprudence, and finally, in 1861, Professor of 
Therapeutics and Materia Medica in the Uni\-ersity of L,ouis- 
ville. In the latter year Kentucky had declared an armed 
neutrality, and many of her citizens were joining the ranks 
of either army. After some months of mature deliberation. 
Dr. Bemiss became convinced that his opinions and sj^m- 
pathies were with the Southern cause, and at once oflfered his 
services to the Confederacy. He became Acting Surgeon of 
the Provisional Army, at Tunnel Hill, Georgia, where he 
saw his first hospital work. His value was soon recognized 
by the authorities, and, in 1862, he received his commission 
as full surgeon, and was assigned to duty on the Medical 



History of the Bends Family. 189 

Examining Board, in session at Hamilton's Crossing, Vir- 
ginia. It was during this period that Dr. Bemiss met and 
rendered some medical service to Gen. R. E- Lee, a circum- 
stance to which he was wont to allude with pleasure. There 
is now in the possession of the family a letter in which the 
General thanks the doctor in warm terms for his attention 
and kindness. 

In April, 1863, he was ordered to take charge of the 
hospital at Cherokee Springs, Georgia, where he remained 
until after the battle of Chicamauga, when he was transferred 
to Newman. December ist, 1863, he was appointed Assistant 
Medical Director of Hospitals, to S. H. Stout, Medical 
Director of the Army of Tennessee, and, in 1864, Medical 
Director of Hospitals in the rear of the Army of Tennessee. 
At the latter post he remained until General Lee's surrender 
at Appomattox Court House, April, 1865. 

Dr. Bemiss now returned to Louisville ; was at once 
elected Professor of Physiology and Pathology in the 
University, and entered upon a large and remunerative 
practice. In the spring of 1866, however, he accepted a call 
to the chair of Theory and Practice of Medicine, and Clinical 
Medicine in the University of Louisiana. Dr. Bemiss now 
sailed for Europe, where he spent the summer in traveling 
and in visiting the hospitals of Great Britain and France. 

In the Fall he returned to New Orleans and entered upon 
his new position, the duties of which he continued to dis- 
charge without interruption, and with great satisfaction to 
his colleagues and students up to the day of his death. 

Professor Bemiss' style in lecturing was marked in sim- 
plicity and force. His delivery, slow and emphatic. Few of 
his students will ever forget the impressive forefinger, lifted 
to work some especially nice point of diagnosis, or treatment. 
In opinion he was conservative and judicial. He was careful 
in directing attention to the relations between symptoms and 
pathology. As a clinical teacher Professor Bemiss was most 
painstaking. Ever punctual in his wards he would pass 
from bed to bed, patiently demonstrating each case, and 
pointing out the appropriate remedies and their rationale. 



igo History of the Bemis Family. 



It was his custom to make each student practice day 
after day the arts of ausculation and percussion ; each day a 
number of the class would be called upon to examine, 
diagnosticate, and prescribe for some new case, a bit of good- 
humored raillery being the penalty of a too glaring mistake. 
In these exercises the Doctor was at especial pains to encour- 
age a feeling of self-reliance in his students. Turning to a 
number of his class he would invite him to listen to a beauti- 
ful example of such and such a sound (in a perfectly normal 
lung), and was always delighted when the pupil frankly 
declared his inability to hear it. 

In 1878, Dr. Bemiss was named as chairman of the com- 
mission appointed to investigate the origin and spread of the 
great yellow-fever epidemic of that year. He threw himself 
into the work with all his heart, and in conjunction with Dr. 
Jerome Cochran did most of the practical work. A large 
number of infected towns were visited, and a report presented 
at the meeting of the Public Health Association at Rich- 
mond, in November of this year. In the following Decem- 
ber, the commission was merged into a Board of Experts, 
with Dr. John M. Woodworth, Supervising Surgeon General; 
of the Marine Hospital Service, as President. Many more 
localities were now visited, and the final report of the Board 
made January 29th, 1879. In March of the same j'ear, the 
National Board of Health was instituted, and Dr. Bemiss 
was made a member, and also Chairman of the Committee on 
Epidemics. 

Having been long a contributor to various medical peri- 
odicals, and having been ever interested in medical journal- 
ism. Dr. Bemiss, in 1868, became Senior Editor of this Jour- 
nal, a position which he continued to hold until 1883. 

Besides his many valuable contributions to the pages of 
this Journal, and his writings embodied in the Reports of the 
National Board of Health, the best known of his papers are 
"Essay on Croup," Louisville Review, 1856, and "Report 
on the Influence of Marriages of Consanguinity upon 
Offspring," Transactions of American Medical Associations 
1858, a paper which won for its author great praise. 



History of the Beniis Fairiily. 191 

Dr. Bemiss was a member of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation ; of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Lou- 
ville ; of the Kentucky State Medical Society ; of the Boston 
Gynaecological Society ; of the State Medical Association of 
Irouisiana." 

CHILDREN. 

9 — I. John Harrison, b. lyouisville, Ky. Aug. 24, 1856. d. Ocean 
Sps".' Miss. Sep. 2, 1897. 

His first trip into the world was made to visit his father's 
honored preceptor, the distinguished Dr. Draper, of New 
York. So he went on a pilgrimage, which was filled with 
many experiences. He remembered with much pleasure the 
one bright hour he spent with the aged man, who gave him 
a very warm reception. 

In the course of time he went to the University of Vir- 
ginia, where he was said to be the youngest boy that up to 
that time had ever entered the institution, being just fifteen. 
Here he prosecuted his studies with earnestness and with 
much success for several years, graduating in 1876. He then 
returned to New Orleans, where he matriculated in the Medi- 
cal Department of the University of Louisiana, now Tulane. 
During these days he was closely associated with his father. 
Professor Bemiss, assisting him greatly in the preparation of 
his lecture notes. For a short time preceding his graduation 
he was a resident student in the Charity Hospital, but did 
not remain long, owing to an opportunity which presented 
itself through the kindness of Prof. T. G. Richardson. This 
was the offer of a medical position under the Hawaiian Gov- 
ernment. Professor Bemiss, believing the change of climate 
would materially benefit his health, advised him to stand a 
premature examination and accept it. This he did, and 
having received his diploma, he went in the spring of 1878 to 
the Sandwich Islands, where he remained about five years. 
He was government physician in the Wailuckee and I^ahaina 
districts, his residence and ofiice being in the town of 
Wailuckee on the Island of Maui. He published after his 
return an interesting illustrated article on Hawaii. 



192 History of the Bemis Family. 



He had much of interest to relate of his life out there, 
and told his experiences in a peculiarly delightful st34e. He 
had learned the Hawaiian language and was fond of calling 
attention to the musical character of its many beautiful vowel 
combinations. While in the islands he carried on a practical 
study of leprosy and made some valuable contributions to its 
literature. When he returned to New Orleans, about 1882, 
he entered into partnership with his father. Dr. S. M. Bemiss, 
who still occupied the chair of the Theory and Practice of 
Medicine in the University. He continued with his father 
until the sudden death from apoplexy of Professor Bemiss in 
18S5, just at the beginning of the course of lectures. 

During this partnership with his father, which lasted 
until the death of the latter, Dr. Bemiss very materially 
assisted in the hospital work of the professor. He served as 
chief of clinic and rendered much efBcient service, taking 
numerous case notes and carefully following the admirable 
course of instruction in physical diagnosis, carried on by 
Prof. Bemiss. All who were so fortunate as to be students at 
this time, remember the remarkable diagnostic ability of 
Prof. Bemiss and the very entertaining way in which he 
imparted his teaching. To this association with his father 
may be largely attributed that unusual ability of the younger 
Bemiss as a physical diagnostician. Had his health per- 
mitted he would undoubtedly have remained the peer of any 
man in the Southern profession. He was so earnest and 
painstaking in his instruction of students that all his pupils 
in the classes of Tulane, and afterward in the New Orleans 
Polyclinic, remember him with the liveliest gratitude. Soon 
after his return from the Sandwich Islands Dr. Bemiss, with 
Dr. G. B. Underhill, just then returned from Germany, 
organized the Quiz class in the Medical Department. 

Dr. Bemiss took the first year the subject of Practice of 
Medicine and Materia Medica ; Dr. Underhill, Surgery and 
Anatomy ; and another Physiology and Obstretrics. The 
following year others were associated with them. Dr. Bemiss 
retained the Practice of Medicine. Thus was established 
with the approval of the professors, the Quiz classes, which, 
modeled after the original one of Prof. Chaille, have in 



History of the Bemis Family. i93 

various hands continued up to the present day, making now, 
we believe, a feature much sought after by students. He 
carried on this Quiz with as much zeal and earnestness as he 
afterwards did his teaching in the New Orleans Polyclinic, 
which organized in 1887 on an entirely clinical basis. He 
was its first president and so continued until failing health 
forced him to relinquish his interest in its work. But while 
strength permitted, both as president and professor of Physi- 
cal Diagnosis, he threw his whole soul into his work and 
both students and professors cordially testified to his unflag- 
ging zeal as its executive ofEcer and to his remarkable 
success as a teacher. Indeed, it was no secret among the 
students that the chair was the most ably filled and the most 
sought after in the Polyclinic. He had prepared a scheme of 
physical signs which was simple, but thorough, and much 
facilitated his instruction, which was almost entirely clinical. 
He had a happy knack with the students, encouraging them 
on from one step to another, guiding them, making them 
fully appreciate each explanation so thoroughly that it was a 
pleasure to go on. Here was displayed conspicuously a trait 
recognized by his family from his early boyhood— that of 
exactness. His attention to detail, in his teaching at least, 
was unusual, and to this his success as a teacher is largely 
due. This was the underlying factor in his professional 
career. 

In his private practice he was equally conscientious, to 
the poor and the rich alike. He was too charitably disposed, 
seemingly, preferring to devote himself to the poor. He 
gave his colored porter just as close and careful attention as 
he did the wealthiest of his patients. Money was a secondary 
consideration with him. He frequently forgot to send bills, 
and his accounts were so carelessly kept that many who 
would willingly have paid him well for his services, did not 
know what they owed him, and a practice which should 
have made him independent, left him scarcely anything for 
his long period of enforced idleness. 

He wrote many valuable articles for the Neiv Orleans 
Medical aiid Surgical Journal, and other journals. Some ot 
these are: "A Few Cases of Leprosy," " Hysteria in Chil- 



ig4 History of the Bends Family. 

dren Due to Malaria," "Thoracic Aneurism with Spon- 
taneous Recovery," "Abscess of the Liver," "Hydronaphthol 
in Cystitis," "Hamophilia" and many shorter contributions, 
for he was for many years a regular correspondent of the 
Medical News and was for some years on the editorial stafif 
of this journal. He wrote well and carefully and had his 
health been vigorous he would have enriched our clinical 
medical literature." 

lo— 11. Eli Lockert. b. Louisville, Ky. Oct. 23, 1859. Is General 
Manager of the Edison Electric Comp. , New Orleans, La. m. 
Cyane Dandridge dau. of John L. Williams and Maria Ward 
Skelton, of Richmond, Va. Children: 17— I- Charlotte 
Randolph. 18— II. Mary Frances. 19— III. SanmelMepi- 
field, 20— IV. John Williams. 

ii_ III. Samuel Hamilton, b. New Orleans, m. Jessie Barnett, dau. of 
Phoenix Oscar de Pass, and Eugenia Barnett. Child: 21, 
Samuel Merrill, aged seven years. 

12— IV. Elizabeth Lacy. b. Louisville, Ky. . 

13 — V. Amy Lacy. b. Louisville, Ky. 

i4_ VI. Sally Lockert. b. Louisville, Ky. d. aged 7 yrs. 

15— VII. Margaret Lockert. b. Clarksville, Tenn. m. Samuel, s. of 
Joseph Brooks Bryan and Louise Hammond. Children : 
22 — I. Margaret Bemiss., 23 — II. Frances Elizabeth. 



1. Isaac Bemis. (Possibly 958) d. Watertowu, Mass. 



^6 



CHILD. _ ^^,S'^ 

2—'*" I. George, b. Waltham, Mass. «. Elizabeth Nichols, (b. New- 
buryport, Mass.i-May 2i, 1806. d. San Francisco, Calf. Dec. 
1884.) dau. of Charles Cook (b. Newburyport Jan 28, 1784. 
d. there Apr. i, 1824.) and Phebe Nowell (b. York, Me. 
Mar. 12, 1783. d. Newburyport, Nov. 8, 1854.) 



History of the Bemis Family. 195 

CHILDREN. 

b. Waltham, Mass. 

3— I. Charles Cook. b. July i, 1830 m. San Francisco, Calf., June 

24, 1861. Susan Jackson (b. Craighill Orange Co., N. Y. 
May 24, 1840.) dau. of Thomas Frazer (b. Scotland Mar. 12, 
1810. d. San Francisco.) and Amelia M. (b. Long Island, N. 
Y. d. San Francisco.) Children: 7— I. Angeline Cook. b. 
July 8, 1863. 8— II. Charles C. b. Oct. 22, 1865. d. Oct. 6, 
1870. 9— III. Elizabeth Amelia, b. May 7, 1868. 10 — IV. 
Mary Emeline. b. Mar. 4, 1870. 11 — V. Juliet Frances, b. 
Aug. 14, 1871. All single. 

4— II. George Henry, b. May 20, 1832. m. Haverhill, Mass. Aug. 

II, 1857. Minerva (b. Haverhill, July 5, 1841.) dau. of 
Thomas Nichols (b. and d. Haverhill.) and Lydia Sargent 
(b. Haverhill, Mar. 27, 1799. d. there Dec. 17, 1892.) Chil- 
dren: 12 — I. Aiigie Cook. b. Oct. 25, 1859. m. Haverhill 
Feb. 1877. Frank H. West. 13— II. Nettie Nichols, b. Nov. 
6, i860. 14 — III. Chartene Sargent, b. Dec. 24, 1862. m. 
Haverhill, Sept i, 1887. Prof. Charles W. Eaton. 15— IV. 
Carrie Hall. b. Aug. 11, 1871. 16 — V. Charles Cook. b. 
Sep. 30, 1877. d. Feb. 20, 1878. 

5— III. Angeline Cook. b. Sep. 28, 1835. d. June 19, 1893. m. New- 

buryport, Mass. Sep. 23, 1858. Albert G. Palmer. Children: 
b. Haverhill, Mass. 17— I. Alice Cook. b. Aug. 14, 1861. m. 
San Francisco, Calf. Dec. 29, 1877. Dr. Curtis G. Kenyon of 
that city. 18— II. Lizsie Cook. b. D. 15, 1859. d. Oct. 15, 
i860. 

6 — IV. Henry Cook. b. June 16, 1838. d. unknown. 



1. John Bemis, who probably d. at Sudbury, Mass. had it is believed the 
following sons : 

2 — I. Jason, b. about 1756. d. Royalston, Mass. about 1833. 

3 — II. Jonas. 

4— III. Abel. d. about 1862. 

5 — IV. Reuben. 

6— V. Cyrus. 



196 History of the Bemis Family. 

2. Jason Bemis. (i. John?) m. Mercy Piper (d. Royalston, Mass.) Is 
said to have had four sons and two daughters ; of these there are 

7— I. Luke. b. Winchenden, Mass., May 7, 1786, d. Royalston, 

Mass. Mar. 7, 1869. 

8 — II. Mrs. Bosworth. 

9 — III. Mrs. Brewer. 



7. Luke Bemis. (2. Jason, i. John.) m. Dec. 25, 1813, at Rindge, N. 
H. Susan (b. Rindge 1796. d. Royalston, Mass. 1843.) dau. of Samuel Steele (d. 
Rindge, N. H. 1811.) and Rachel Putnam (b. Rindge, 1761. d. Winchenden, 
Mass. Oct. 10, 1847.) 

CHILDREN. 

10— I. Sarah Elvira, b. Royalston, Mass. Sep. 23, 1814. d. Apr. 5, 

1864. m. Jan. 5, 1843. Eri Shepardson. Children: I — 
Joh7t. b. Dec. 27, 1843. k. in Rebellion June 17, 1864. II. 
Daniel, b. Oct. 29, 1845. m. June 22, 1876. III. Cincin- 
natus. b. Dec. 2, 1847. m. Jan. 3, 1874. IV. Susan Steele. 
b. Nov. 15, 1849. m. Apr. 10, 1878. V. Luke. b. Sep. 9, 
1851. m. June 23, 1875. VI. Delia, b. July 3, 1853. m. ist, 
Nov. 6, 1872, m. 2d, July 2, 1891. 

11— II. Chrislina. b. Ball Hill, N. Y. Mar. 5, 1817 d. Oct. 

i860, m. William Peckham of Petersham, Mass. 

12— III. William Steele, b. Brutus, N. Y. June 10, 1819, m. Julia 

Haskins of Prescott, Mass. 

13 — IV. Samuel Atwood. b. Royalston, Mass. Dec. 22, 1824. 

i4_ V. Susan Amanda, b. Brutus, N. Y. June 11, 1822. d. Aug. 5, 
1825. 

15 — VI. Susan Amanda 2d. b. Warwick, Mass. Apr. 12, 1827. m. 
Royalston, Mass. Apr. 2, 1846 Nathan (b. Templeton, 
Mass. Sep. 20, 1817. d. Springfield, Mass. Dec. 12, 1878.) s. 
of Nathan Smith (d. Royalston, 1849.) and Nancy Lamson 
(b. Mt. Vernon, N. H. May 2, 1782. d. Jan. 4, 1855.) Chil- 
dren: I. a dau. b. Jan. 24, d. Jan. 27, 1847. H- Leandcr 
Atwood. b. Feb. 3, 1848. m. Dec. 25, 1869. Ellen Slate. III. 



Hiilory of the Beinis Family. i97 

Loriston Bemis. b. Sep. 26, 1850. d. July 31, 1863. IV. 
Julia Amanda, b. Jan. 21, 1852. m. June 22, 1878 Charles 
Heury Grant. V. Mary Christhia. b. May 2, 1854. 

16 — VII. Mary Berintha. b. Royalston, Mass. Sep. 7, 1829. d. Sep. 2, 
1856. m. 185 — Quincy Shephardson of Royalston, Mass. 

17— VIII. Luke Emil. b. Royalston, Mass. Mar. 29, 1832 d. there July 
24, 1836. 

18 — IX. Levi Baxter, b. Royalston, Mass. July 27, 1834 d. Oct. 2, 

1854. s. p. 

19— X. George Herbert, b. Royalston, Mass. May 28, 1837. d. Aug. 

23, 1S51. 



13. Samuel Atwood Bemis. (7. Luke. 2. Jason, i. John.) m. at Guil- 
ford, Me. Mar. 15, 1848. Huldah Green Stevens (b. Guilford, Me., Nov. i, 1825.) 



CHILD. 

28— I. Roger Williams, b. Parkham, Me., July 13, 1851. m. at New 
Haven, Conn. Feb. 7, 1877. Nellie M. (b. Athol Center, 
Mass., May 14, 1856.) dau. of Leonard Sanford Cutler (b. 
Northfield, Mass. Sep. 28, 1828.) and Sarah Ann Blake (b. 
Warwick, Mass. Feb. 5, 1832.) 



CHILDREN. 

20 — I. Karl Bertrand. b. Jan. 3, d. Feb. 16, 1878. 

21 — II. Charles Bertram, b. Sep. 9, 1879. 
22 — III. Leonard Atwood. b. Dec. 17, 1882. 
23— IV. Muriel Lilith. b. Feb. i, 1884. 



17. Luke Emil Bemis. (7. Luke. 2. Jason, i. John.) m. Mar. 28, 1857. 
Mary Caroline (b. Royalston, Mass. June 3, 1837.) ^'^'^- of Jonathan Shepardson 
(b. Royalston, Nov. 23, 1808. d. there Jan. 18, 1875.) and Nancy Joseph, (b. 
Warwick, Mass. June 4, 1804 d. Royalston, July 6, 1869.) 



igS History of the Bcntis Family. 

CHILDREN. 

24 — I. Emil Herbert, b. Petersham, Mass. July 14, 1858. 

25 — II. Carrie Maria, b. Winchenden, Mass. Feb. i, i860, d. 1862. 

26 — III. George Atwood. b. Royalston, Mass. May 22, 1862. m. at 

Athol, Mass. Oct. 3, 1833. Mary Leona Holden. 

27 — IV. Mary Ella. b. Royalston, Mass. Sep. 14, 1877. 

24. Emii, Herbert Bemis. (17. Luke E. 7. Luke. 2. Jason, i. John.) 
m. atHolyoke, Mass.' May 29, 1888. Ada Catherine (b. Peru, Me., Aug. 15,1863.) 
dau. of Rev. E. M. Bartlett (b. Abbott, Me. Dec. 10, 1837.) and Julia Ellen Rey- 
nolds (b. Auburn, Me., Sep. 28, 1842.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Holyoke, Mass. 

29 — I. Carleton Howard, b. Aug. 21, 1891. 

30 — II. Edwin Walter, b. July 19, 1897. 

4. Abel Bemis. (i. John?) 

CHILDREN. 

31— I. Reuben, b. Winchenden, Mass., Oct. 7, 1812. d. there June 

2, 1877. 

32— II. Abel. 

31. Reuben Bemis. (4. Abel. i. John.) m. Harriet Perkins (b. West- 
minster, Mass. June 4, 1815. d. Winchenden, Mass. Sep. 5, 1888.) 

CHILDREN. 

33 — I. Milo. d. aged 5 mos. and 2 days. 

34— II. Henrietta Ella. m. at Winchenden, Mass. about 1871. John 

C. Stone. Children b. Gardner, Mass. 36— I. Harry Syl- 
vester. 37 — II. Milo Reubeti. 



History of the Bemis Family. 199 

35 — III. Edsoii Boutelle. b. Worcester, Mass. Dec. 22, 1850. m. at 
Winchenden, Mass. Sep. 12, 1888. Sarah Ann (b. Amherst, 
N. S. Feb. 27, 1862.) dau. of John Trenholm (b. Amherst N. 
S. d. Lawrence, Mass.) and Phebe Greens, (b. and d. 
Amherst, N. S.) Children: 28— I. Williaiu Edson.h. 'iuna 
4, 1889. 29 — II. Edith Amelia, b. May 25, 1890. 30 — III. 
Roscoe Martin, b. May i, 1893. 



Edmund Bemis. b. Sturbridge, Mass. 1744. d. Whittingham, Vt. July 16, 
1829. m. late in life, Mrs. Abigail (Nichols) Cutting. 

He is said to have been a Colonel of the Revolution ; receiving for his ser- 
vices, a grant of land in Kentucky, known as the " Bemis Wilderness." His 
descendants made eflforts to recover this land, but failed. Col. Bemis is buried in 
Whittingham, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

2 — I. Ezra. Went to Canada, removed to Indiana, and lived later 

in Rowe, Mass. 

3 — II. John. m. Ruth Shumway. 

4 — III. Abigail, m. Morgan. 

5 — IV. Edmund, m. Esther Eames. No issue. 

6 — V. Caleb, m. Sally Jillson. No issue. 

7— VI. James Gilbert, b. Guilford, Vt. Oct. 11, 1792. d. Rowe, Mass. 

Jan. 22, 1881. 

8 — VII. Polly, m. ist, M. Chamberlain, m. 2d, Enoch Ellsworth. 
9 — VIII. Catherine, m. Henry Eddy of Whittingham, Vt. 

10 — IX. Fannie, m. John Gibbs. 



7- James Gilbert Bemis. (Edmund.) m. at Preston, N. Y. Miss 
Smith, (b. New Haven, Ct. Mar. 22, 1788. d. Heath, Mass. Apr. 28, 1866.) dau. 
of David Smith (b. New Haven, Ct. d. Preston, N. Y.) and Abigail Sperry (b. 
New Haven, Ct. d. Preston, N. Y.) 



12 — 


II. 


13— 


III. 


14— 


IV. 


15— 


V. 



History of the Bemis Family. 
CHILDREN. 

b. Whitingham, Vt. except 14. 

II— I. Cynthia Almeda. b. Sep. 26, i8ii. d. Apr. 16, 1867.111. at 
Whitiugham, Harry Blakeslee. They both d. in Indiana 
leaving two sons: 21 — I. Henry, 22 — II. Oscar., who live in 
Miss. 
Ezra Gilbert, b. Apr. 7, 1813. d. Feb. 5, 1815. 

Sally Loisa. b. Jan. 19, 1815. d. Nov. 10, 1842. m. at Whit- 
ingham, Vt. Harry Williams. They both d. in Rowe, Mass. 
leaving: 23 — I. George., 24 — II. Sarah S. 

Ezra Gilbert 2d. b. Cabot, Vt. Oct. 9, 1816. 

Nathanial Orsemas. b. Mar. 27, 1819. Deceased at Adams, 

N. Y. 

16— VI. Nathan Marvin, b. Mar. 25, 182 1. d. Fairbault, Minn. Jan. 

29, 1891. 

17 — VII. Mary Eveline, b. Dec. 10, 1822. d. Apr. 26, 1853. 

18— VIII. Lucy Elvira, b. May 12, 1825. m. at Whitingham, Vt. Warren 
J. Hicks (b. Readsboro, Vt. Mar. 3, 1824. d. Strawberry 
Point la. May 12, 1886.) Children: b. Heath, Mass. 25 — I. 
Sarah Elvira, b. Jan. iS, 1846. m. at Strawberry Pt. la. 
May II, 1872. Solomon O. Crosier. They had; all b. Man- 
chester, la.: a. Musa L. b. Apr. 11, d. Aug. 17, 1874. b. 
Forrest L- b. July 15, 1875. c. Bertie C. b. July 30, 1877. d. 
Ida L. b. July 12, 1879. e. Guy W. b. Sep. 6, 1882. /. Inez 
E. b. July 6, 1885. d. May 19, 1887. 26— II. Fannie Eliza. 
h. July 28, 1849. m. at Whitingham, Vt. Mar. 28, 1870. 
Charles D. Williams. They had: a. Alta L. b. Manchester, 
la. Apr. 26, 1872. m. at Gama la. May 24, 1887 Vernon 
Fitzgerald. 27 — III. Mary Beviis. b. Mar. 26, 1856. m. 
Whitingham, Vt. Nov. 10, 1870. Joseph Parker (b. Sears- 
burg, Vt. Nov. I, 1844.) s. of Joseph Crosier (d. Oakland, 
N. Y. Dec. 22, 1888.) and Sally Weld (d. Oakland, N. Y. 
Mar. 14, 1889.) They had: a. Eva May. b. Sep. 4, 1874. m. 
Nov. 21, 1894. Eewis M. Price, b. Harry Parker, b. Jan. 9, 
1877. c. Mabel Sarah, b. June 12, 1885. d. Ray Warren, b. 
Sep. 21, 1886. 



History of the Beinis Family. aoi 

19 — IX. Lewis Smith, b. Mar. 30, 1827. d. July 9, 1873. m. at Sbiites- 

bury, Mass. Miss Smallidge. 

20 — X. Henry Martin, b. Oct. 6, 1829. d. July 15, 1832. 



14. Ezra Gilbert Bemis. (7. James G. Edmund.) m. ist, at Whiting- 
ham, Vt. Nov. 1835. Laura (b. Whitingham Nov. 18, 1819. d. Rowe, Mass. Jan. 
18, 1844.) dau. of Rufus Carley and Sally Hasley. He m. 2d, at Readsboro, Vt. 
Nov. 1845. Mariuda Louise (b. Readsboro, Aug. 1822. d. Rowe, Mass. Mar. 16, 
1879.) dau. of Gideon Hicks (b. Swansea, N. H. d. Readsboro, Vt.) and Olive 
Bowen (b. Swansea, N. H. d. Readsboro, Vt.) He m. 3rd., at Blandford, Mass. 
Oct. 9, 1879 Orpha (b. Sheffield, Vt. d. Brimfield, Mass. Mar. 28, 1896.) dau of 
Anson Gray (b. Sheffield, Vt.) and Polly Ham (b. Sheffield, Vt.) 

CHILD. 

by ist m. 

28 — L Laura Lestina. b. Whitingham Vt. Sep. 10, 1835. m. at Rowe, 

Mass. Sep. 4, 1871 Lorenzo Scott (b. Rowe, Oct. 2, 1833. d. 
N. Adams, Mass. July 3, 1897.) s. of Horace Blakeslee and 
Nancy Adams of Rowe, Mass. Child : 35. Mary Lestina. 
b. Rowe, Aug. 30, 1872. 

CHILDREN. 

By 2d m. 

29 — IL A son. b. and d. Nov. 30, 1846. 

30 — HI. Laura Adelaide, b. Rowe Oct. 18, 1848. m. at Springfield, 

Mass. May26, 1875. JudeS. Tuttle. Children : 36 — I. Henry 
S. b. Apr. 14, 1876. 37— H. Beitha A. b. July 31, 1877. m. at 
Rowe, July 8, 1896. Richard Lyman 38 — IIL Gilbert E. b. 
Dec. 23, 1878. 39 — IV. Albert G. b. Mar. 23, 1880. 40— V. 
Louise Jude. b. Apr. 3, 1886. 

Henry Elbert, b. Rowe Sep. 3, 1850. d. Dec. 16, 1873. 

George G. b. Rowe, Oct. 1853, d. Apr. 4, 1854. 

George Ezra. b. Rowe, Oct. 25, 1855. 

Minnie Estelle. b. Rowe Aug. 3, 1859. 



31— 


IV. 


32— 


V. 


33— 


VI. 


34— 


VII. 



202 History of the Semis Family. 

33. George Ezra Bemis. (14. Ezra Gilbert. 7. James G. Edmund.) 
m. at Rowe, Mass. Sep. 13, 1876 Abbie Keyes. 



CHILDREN. 

41 — I. Florence L. b. Rowe, Nov. 14, 1879. 

42 — II. Alice Roseline. b. Charlemont Apr. 12, 1883. 

43 — III. Henry Albert, b. Charlemont Apr. 20, 1885. 



15. Dr. Nathanial Orsemas Bemis. (7. James G. Edmund.) m. ist, at 

Whitingham, Vt. Cordelia Adams. He m. 2d. . He m. 3rd, at Adams, 

N. Y. Margaret Tubbs (d. Adams, N. Y.) He was a physician. 



CHILDREN. 



44 — I. John. 

45 — II. Charles. 

46— III. Cynthia. 

47 — IV. Frances. 



16. Dr. Nathan Marvin Bemis. (7. James G. Edmund.) m. at Heath, 
Mass. Emeline Holland (b. Barre, Mass. July 17, 1817. d. Fairbault, Minn.) dau. 
of Joseph Adams (b. Barre, Mar. 26, 1790. d. Heath, Mass.) and Thankful Hol- 
land (b. Petersham, Mass. Feb. 17, 1784. d. Heath, Mass., Oct. 21, 1850.) 

children. 

48 — I. Augusta Alvira. b. Shutesbury, Mass., Feb. 26, 1843. m. at 

Fairbault, Minn. Apr. 4, 1876 William Todd. (b. Farming- 
ham, la. Apr. 16, 1847.) s. of Nathanial Kerr (b. on the 
ocean, d. Farmington, la. 1851-2.) and Caroline Rollins (b. 
in New York d. Farmington, la. 1852-3.) Children.: 53 — I. 

William Marviyi. b. July 13, 1877., 54 — II. Albert Edward. 
b. Mar. 20, 1880. 55 — III. George Orsemas. b. Jan. 24, 

1884. 

49— II. Joseph Gilbert, b. Shutesbury, Mass. May 17, 1844. 



History of the Bemis Family. 203 

50 — III. Mary Cordelia, b. Cummington, Mass. July 10, 1846. m. at 

Fairbault, Minn. June 6, 187 1. Henry Clay Prescott. Chil- 
dren, all b. and d. at Fairbault, Minn : 56 — I. Ina Beviis. b. 
Apr. 30, 1877. 57 — II. Wallie. b. May 29, d. Oct. 12, 1873. 
58 — III. Roy. b. Jan. 27, d. Aug. 26, 1875. 

51 — IV. George Orsemus. b. Cummington, Mass. Dec. 10, 1848. d. 

there Dec. i, 1851. 

52— V. Ella Jane. b. Cummington, Mass. Oct. 23, 1853. m. at Fair- 

bault Minn. July 27, 1884. Daniel Nathanial Graves. Child: 
59 — Roy Bemis. b. Fairbault, Minn. Aug. 10, 1889. 



19. Dr. Lewis Smith Bemis. (7. James G. Edmund.) m. Julia Swall- 
age. He was a physician, and d. in Minnesota. 



CHILDREN. 



60 — I. Joseph. 

61— II. John. 

62— III. Ella. 

63 — VI. Emma. 



Ira Bemis. (possibly *3o. Joshua. 22. William. 19 Phillip. 7. Joseph, i. 
Joseph.) m. Feb. 17, 1823. Angela (b. Chesterfield, N. H. Nov. 23, 1804. d.Whit- 
ingham, Vt. Feb. 4, 1861.) dau. of Jonathan Willard. Ira Bemis was b. West- 
minster, Mass. Sep. 24, 1800. d. Whitingham, Vt., Sep. 4, 1878. *3o. Joshua 
Bemis's wife was Joannah Frost. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Whitingham, Vt. 

1 — I. Almerin. b. Dec. 31, 1824. d. Charlestown, Mass. June 17, 

1861. 

2— II. Fidelio. b. Dec. 10, 1826. d. Charlestown, Mass. Sep. 27, 

1891. 

3 — III. Udolphio. b. Feb. 13, d. Mar. 24, 1829. 

4 — IV. Semira. b. June 4, 1830. 



204 History of the Beniis Family. 

5 — V. Cerocia. b. May i6, 1833. 

6— VI. Eugene, b. July 31, 1836. d. Whitinghani, Vt. Feb. i, 1837. 

7 — VII. Orlaudo. b. Feb. 22, 1839. 
8— VIII. Eugene 2d. b. Oct. 6, 1844. 
9 — IX. Medora. b. May 5, 1847. 



8. Eugene Bemis. (Ira. 30. Joshua. 22. William. 19. Phillip. 7. 
Joseph. I. Jcseph.) m. at Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 31, 1869. Lizzie Knott (b. 
in Boston.) 

CHILDREN. 

10 — I. Bessie Knott, b. Sep. 10, 1872. 

11— II. Edith Willard. b. Feb. 23, 1876. 



1. John Beamis. b. at Clankitty, County Cork, Ire. Easter Sunday 
April 4, 1779. d. at Randolph, Mass. April 22, 1865. m. 
at Randolph ; Silence (b. Randolph, Mar. 17, 1780. d. 
there May 23, 1849.) dau. of Lemuel Wales (b. June 20, 
1742. d. May 6, 1786 m. 1772.) and Reliance Allen (b. 1747. 
d. Jan. 23, 1777.) John Beamis sailed from Ireland, Mar. 17, 
1801. on the schooner, Polly, Capt. Clark; arrived in Boston, 
May 16, 1801, remaining there until Mar. 30, 1803, when he 
removed to Randolph. He is said to have had a brother 
Richard who died in New York City, April 18, 1808. aged 
23 years. 

He was in the ice business in Randolph, which he subse- 
quently established in Mobile, Ala. He retired when he was 
45 years old, but lived to be 86. 

CHILDREN. 

2 — I. Mary Ann. b. Randolph, Mass. Feb. 17, 1807. d. Mobile, 
Ala. Aug. 10, 1883. m. at Randolph, April 1825, H. Norman 
Crooker (b. Woodstock, Ct. d. Milwaukee, Wis.) Children : 
6—1. Julia Ami. b. Boston, Mass. Sep. 22, 1833. m. Mobile 
Ala. Oct. 27, 1857. William Thomas (b. Mobile d. there Jan. 
30, 1883.) s. of Andrew Aj-ers (b. Co. Tyrone, Ire. July 31, 



History of the Bemis Family. 205 

1798. d. Mobile Oct. 9, 1835.) and Catherine McCusker (b. 
Irl. d. Mobile Jan. 30, 1871.) They had: a. Mary Cathe- 
rine, b. Feb. 7, 1859. b. William Norman, b. Feb. 28, i860. 
c. Charles Gage. b. Dec. 30, 1861. d. Mary Genevive. b. 
Oct. 14, 1863. e. Robert Francis Lee. b. June 13, 1865. 
/. Joseph, b. Aug. 20, 1866. d. May 24, 1869. g. 
Augusta, b. June 28, 1868. d. Dec. 30, 1891. //. vSamuel 
Howe. b. Oct. 22, 1869. d. July 15, 1870. ?. Clarence 
Louis, b. Oct. 7, 1871. j. Sarah Cecil Bemis. b. Oct. 
15, 1874. d. July 22, 1894. 7 — II. Norman, b. Ran- 
dolph, d. Mobile m. at New Orleans, La. Margaret Rogers, 
several children. 8 — III. Sarah Bemis. b. Boston, d. 
Mobile m. Boston. Charles P. Gage. Children b. in Mobile, 
Ala. a. Alice, d. Boston, b. Frank Crooker. d. Houston, Tex. 
c. Olive. 

3 — II. Thomas Wales, b. Dorchester, Mass. Nov. 11, 1809. d. Bos- 

ton, Mass., Nov. 7, 1S66. 

4 — III. Caroline, b. Randolph, Me. Nov. 28, 181 1. d. Jan. 13, 1880 

m. at Randolph, Mar. 1829 Isaac Thayer. 

5 — IV. Silence Augusta, b. Randolph, June 21, 18 14. d. Jan. 22, 

1880. m. Randolph, Nov. 17, 1842. Jonathan Wales. 



3. Thomas Wales Beamis. (i. John.) m. N. Bridgewater, Mass. Oct. 
10, 1837. Sarah Cushing (b. Norton, Mass. Oct. 18, 1818.) dau. of Alvin Perry 
(b. Norton, Mass. d. Exeter, N. H.) and Fanny Padelford (b. Taunton, Mass. d. 
Brockton, Mass. May 2, 1884.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Randolph, Mass. 

9 — I. Helen Frances, b. July 17, 1841. m. Germantown, Pa. Dec. 
18, 1873. Hon. Henry Winchester, (b. Stowe, Mass. Oct. 9, 
1819.) s. of Winthrop Robinson (b. Southboro, Mass. Feb. 3, 
1791. d. Auburndale, Mass. Sep. 13, 1875.) and Sophia Hil- 
dreth (b. Sterling, Mass. Dec. 6, 1795. d. Brockton, Mass. 
Oct. 9, 1859.) s. p. 

10- II. Alice Perry, b. Aug. 14, 1843. m. Boston, Mass. Oct. 25, 
1866 Joshua B. H. Janeway, A. M. Ph. D. (b. Rolway, N. J. 



2o6 History of the Bemis Family. 



May i6, 1837.) s. of Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Janeway (b. Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. Feb. 27, 1805.) and Abby Howell (b. near 
Philadelphia, d. Apr. 15, 1885.) Children b. Taunton, N. J. 
II — I. Hele7i Deaniis. b. Aug. 20, 1867. m. Feb. 27, 1895. 
Charles S. Cummings 2d, of Boston, Mass. 12 — II. Alice 
Perry, b. Aug. 7, 1870. m. Apr. 10, 1895. Louis Munson 
Todd, of New York City. 



Susanna Bemis, of Lexington, Mass. m. at Lexington, Sep. 7, 1722. 
Isaac (b. Sep. 19, 1700. d. Lexington 1773.) s. of Joseph Peirce (d. Waltham 
1747) and Mary Warren (b. Watertown, Mass. May 25, 1675.) They resided at 
Waltham, Mass. where Isaac Peirce was a Selectman 1744, 45 and 53. 

CHILDREN. 

b. Lexington, Mass. 

I — I. Josiah. b. Feb. 13, 1723. d. 1806. m. Mar. 14, 1744. Sarah 
Gale (b. Nov. 30, 1726) They had: 8 — I. John. b. Oct. 12, 
1745. m. Lydia Jones., 9 — II. Oliver, b. Mar. 12, 1746. m. 
ist. Abigail Howe. 2d, Lydia Gates., 3rd, Mrs. Sarah 
(Gates) Earle. 10 — III. Susamiah. b. Oct. 2, 1747. d. Jan. 
27, 1821. m. Sep. 15, 1768. Dr. Isaac Cheney. 11 — IV. 

Sarah, b. July 26, 1750. m. Stephens. 12 — V. 

Josiah. h. May 7, 1752. m. Lucretia Bigelow. 13 — VI. Mary. 
b. Ap. 20, d. Ap. 22, 1754. 14 — VII. Molly, b. Dec. 15, 
1755. m. Nov. 21, 1776. Daniel Heywood. 15 — VIII. 
Joseph, b. Mar. 6, 1757. m. Oct. 10, 1782. Eleanor Crawford. 
16 — IX. Lydia. b. Nov. 28, 1759. m. May 18, 1780. Calvin 
Glazier. 17 — X. Levi. b. Sep. 15, 1761. m. Persis Robin- 
son. 18 — XL Azuba b. Sep. 25, 1762. m. ist, 

Morse, m. 2d, May 30, 1804. Luther Fiske. 19 — XII. Byfield. 
b. Jan. 30, 1764. m. ist, Mary Hamilton, m. 2d, Betsy 
Small. 20 — XIII. Abijah. b. Sep. 22, 1765. m. ist. Mar. 
30, 1789 Sarah Bond. m. 2d, Mar 6, 1797. Nancy Gay m. 
3rd, Ap. 25, 18—. Chloe Merrifield. 21 — ILlW.Joel. b. Aug. 
27, 1767. m. Lucy Davis. 22 — XV. Hatinah. b. Jan. 7, 
1770. d. June 12, 1812. m. Ap. 19, 1792. John Ball jr. ; 23. 
XVI. Jervis. b. Nov. 8, 177 1. m. . 



History of the Bemis Family. 207 

2 — II. Joseph, b. Mar. 24, 1724. m. Jan. 2, 1748. Ruth White of 

Woburm, Mass. (b. Mar. 17, 1727.) They had : 24— I. 
Mary. b. Nov. 10, d. Dec. 20, 1750. 25 — II. Esther, b. Sep. 
17, 1851. m. June 17, 177S. John Hastings. 26 — III. Mary 
2d. b. Mar. 20, 1752. 

3 — III. Abijah. b. May 23, 1727. d. Sep. 18, 1800. m. Sep. 3, 1751. 

Thankful Brown. He was a Colonel and a very prominent 
oiEcer in the Revoloutionary War. They had : 27 — I. 
Sicsanna. b. May 19. 1752. d. July 9, 1830. m. Hon. Samuel 
Hoar (b. L,incoln, Mass. May 18, 1778.) 28 — II. Nathanial. 
b. Sep. 27, 1754. d. Watertown, Mass. Dec. 3, 1783. s. p., 
m. ist, Polly Fiske. m. 2d, Elizabeth Cheever. 

4 — IV. Ephraim. b. Aug. 12, 1729. d. June 16, 1790. m. ist, May 8, 

1753 Lydia White (b. Aug. 14, 1733. d. May 16, 1777.) m. 
2d, Nov. 5, 1778. Mrs. Lydia Parker. Children : 29 — I. 
Lois. b. Feb. 2, 1754. m. Oct. 8, 1772. Joshua Stearns. 30 — 
II. Lucy. b. Nov. 27, 1755. d. Apr. 29, 1793. m. Dec. 24, 1772. 
George Wellington. 31 — III. Ephraim. b. Sep. 27, 1757. 
m. Mar. 16, 1780. Ann Parker (dau. of his father's 2d wife 
by her m. with Capt. John Parker.) 32 — IV. Reuben, b. 
Mar. 18, 1760. m. Oct. 8, 1785. Susannah Smith. 33 — V. 
Amos. b. Mar. 27, 1761. m. Betsy Hobbs. 34 — VI. Lydia. 
b. Ap. 15, 1763. m. Samuel Smith of Salem. 35 — VII. i?//- 
ya//. b. Jan. i, 1765. m. Dilley Monroe. 36 — VIII. Abner. 
b. Sep. 17, 1766. m. July 22, 1792. Grace Harrington. 37 — 

IX. Avis. b. Jan. 17, 1768. m. Cummings. 38 — X. 

Jane. b. Feb. 18, 1769. m. William Smith. 39 — XI. Jonas, b. 
July 2, 1771. m. Feb. 23, 1797. Eunice Brown. 40 — XII. 
Susanna, b. June 24, 1773. d. Ap. 9, 1835. m. Jacob Smith of 
Lexington. 41 — XIII. Loring. b. Sep. 18, 1775. m. Dec. 8, 
1806. Sybil Wellington. 42 — XIV. a daughter, b. May 10, 
d. May 30, 1777. 

5 — V. Susanna, b. May 22, 1732. d. before 1773. 

6 — VI. Mary. b. June 22, 1735. m. Ap. 22, 1757. Moses Harrington 

(b. Oct. 22, 1733.) 

7 — VII. Isaac, b. Mar. 24, 1738. m. 1764. Hannah Mason of Water- 

town (b. Apr. 20, 1744. d. 1822.) They lived in Waltham, 



2o8 History of the Beniis Family. 



where he was Selectman in 1781-82. They had : 43 — I. 
Charles, b. Nov. 24, 1765. m. Aug. 14, 1791. Sally Sander- 
son. 44 — II. Hannah, b. Nov. 26, 1767. m. Aug. 18, 1785. 
Abraham Sanderson. 45 — III. Relief, b. July 15, 1770. m. 
Feb. 4, 1795. Jonas Brown jr. of Waltham. 46 — IV. Thank- 
ful, b. Dec. 2, 1772. m. May 4, 1796. Gad Whitehead of 
Northfield. 47 — V. Isaac, b. Feb. 6, 1775. m. ist, Polly 
Monroe, m. 2d, Lydia Smith. 48 — VI. Susanna, b. Nov. 5, 
1777. d. 1778. 49 — VII. Susanna 2d. b. June 30, 1779. d. 
Feb. 4, 1847. m. Aug. 18, 1799. William Simonds. 50 — VIII. 
Washington, b. Feb. 8, 1782. m. ist, Nancy Smith, m. 2d, 
Hannah Kendall, m. 3rd, Fanny Hatch. 51 — IX. Alice, b. 
Feb. 29, 1784. m. Oct. 30, 1808. Andrew Newhall. d. s. p. 
52— X. Sally M. b. Nov. 6, 1785. m. Oct. 2, 1806. Elijah 
Lamson. 53 — XI. Joseph, b. Oct. i, 1787. m. Nelly Van 
Nest. 54 — XII. Cyrus, b. Aug. 15, 1790. m. Ap. i, 1816. 
Harriet Coffin. 



Abigail Bemis. (or Bevans.) m. Nov. 2, 1729. Samuel (b. Jan. 2, 1706-7.) 
s. of Samuel Eggleston (b. Mar. 6, 1663. d. Dec. 24, 1736.) and Patience 
Payne (d. Guilford after Apr. 1749.) Children : bap. E. Middletown 
now Portland, Ct. I. John. b. Sept. 2, 1731. II. Martha, b. Aug. 25, 
1733. III. Abigail, b. Jan. 23, 1736. IV. Samuel, b. June 28, 1738. d. 
North East N. Y. Jan. 25, 1822. m. Mar. 18, 1761. Hester Buck. (d. 
North East N. Y. Jan. 10, 1828. aged 90.) They had: a. Phebe. m. 
Joseph Conger; b. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Sherwood, c. Hester, m. Samuel 

Gilbert, d. Martha, m. ist, Aaron Barnes, and 2d, Treat, e. 

Nichols, b. Nov. 8, 1769. /. David, b. 1771. m. Olive Cartwright and 
had 8 children, g. Abigail, b. 1773. m. Samuel Chase, h. Samuel, b. 
May 3, 1777. m. Apr. i, 1798. Deborah Landers, and had 14 children, i. 

Eunice, b. May 1779. m. ist, John Dawson. 2d, Spofford, 3rd, 

Fuller, f. Susan, b. Jan. 8, 1782. m. Joseph. Huntley, k. Ke- 

turah. b. Mar. 30, 1785. m. Brewster Jewett : Y.Joseph, b. Oct. 28, 

1740, m. ist, she d. abt. 1760. and he m. 2d, the wid. Prosser. 

They had: a. Samuel, b. Sept. 6, 1764. b. Sarah, b. June 20, 1766. c. 

Charity, b. July 1768. m. Pike. d. John. b. Aug. 12, 1770. d. 

1852. m. and resided in Saratoga Co., N. Y. and had 6 children, e. 
Jeremiah, b. 1774. m. and had 2 children. /. Abigail, b. Dec. 10, 1776. 



History of the Bemis Family. 209 

m. Goodspeed. g. Joseph Bibbins. b. Jan. 4, 1779. //. Tabitha. b. 

1772. d. aged 2 yrs. /. Artemus. b. Mar. 29, 1785.7. Amo.s. b. Mar. 26, 
1786. d. 1S56. k. Benjamin, b. Oct. 19, 1787. /. David, b. Mar. 5, 1789. 

7n. Mary. b. Sept. 14, 1790. m. St John. VI. Beiijamin. b. 

Mar. 28, 1743. d. Jan. 26, 1749-50. VII. Prudmce. b. Aug. 19, 1745. 
VIII. Nicholas, b. Apr. 12, 1747. d. North East N. Y. Oct. 6, 1853. 
m. Apr. 26, 1771. Polly Stewart (d. Sept. 18, 1843. aged 72 yrs.) They 
had: a. John E. b. Sep. 23, 1790. m. Henrietta Goodrich of North East 
N. Y. and had 11 children, b. Martha Maria, b. Feb. 25, 1792. m. ist, 
Philip J. Jenks. m. 2d, Beebe Wadhams. c. Ambrose, b. May 16, 1793. 
m. Betsy Harper, and had 4 children, d. Truman, b. July 8, 1795. m. 
Lovinda Payne, and had 8 children, e. Albert, b. Jan. 17, 1797. m. 
Betsy Stevens, and had 3 children./. Nicholas Stuart, b. Mar. 24, 180S. 
m. Jane Ann Allertou, and had several children, g. Julius Hamilton, 
b. Mar. 8, 1810. d. Apr. 10, 1843. m. Sarah Ann Alberston, one 
son. /;. Benjamin, b. May 27, 1815. m. Elizabeth Mills, and had several 

children. IX. Benjamin, b. Dec. 26, 1749. m. Holmes of North 

East N. Y. and had: a. Amos. b. Asa. and others. X. Amos. b. Nov. 
20, 1751. (From Stiles "Ancient Windsor.") 



MARRIAGES. 
Sarah Bcmis. m. Jany 4, 1775. Nathanials. of Ezekial and Hannah Upham. 



Aaron Bemis, m. Sarah E. (b. Jan. 25, 1826.) dau. of Asa Miller (b. Mar. 26, 
1799. d. Westboro, Mass. Oct. 13, 1858.) and Hannah T. Peirce (b. June 
17, 1804. m. Jan. 8, 1821.) Sarah E. (Miller) Bemis. m. 2d Samuel 
Brigham. 

Edmund Bemis. m. Mary M. (b. Aug. 13, 1826.) dau. of Samuel W. Kimball (b. 
Mar. 28, 1801.) and MeUnda Peirce (b. May 6, 1803.) 



Betsy Bemis. of Concord, Mass. m. by Rev. Ezra Ripley. Nov. 23, 1S19. David 
Holmes of Boston. 



210 History of the Bonis Faviily. 

Hannah Bcmis. of Watertown, Mass. m. (int) Oct. 25, 1801. John Richardson of 
Concord, Mass. 

l\r. M. Bonis, of Brattleboro, Vt. m. May. 23, 1836. William S. (b. May 26, 
1813.) s. of L,ieut. Elisha Chase (b. Pomfret, Ct. Mar. 24, 1768. d. Guil- 
ford, Ct. Aug. 10, 1840.) and Lucy Sharpe (b. Pomfret, Ct. Apr. 17, 
1777. d. Brattleboro, Vt. Oct. 6, 1855.) They settled at Bellows Falls, 
removed to Bernardstown, Mass. 



Manfred E. Semis- b. Fayville, Jan. 20, 1851. settled at Holliston, m. June 16, 
1875. Cora Melvina (b. Framingham, Mass., Oct. 26, 1853.) dau. of 
Buckley Monroe (b. Sudbury, Mass. Dec. 21, 1815.) and Maria D. John- 
son (b. Framingham, Mass. June 21, 1820. d. there Aug. 12, 1876.) 



Luke Bemis,\r. m. Elizabeth (b. Hingham, Mass. Aug. 3, 1807.) dau. of Hawkes 
Lincoln (b. Hingham, Aug. 18, 1769. d. Boston, June 12, 1829.) and 
Mary Howe of Boston (b. Feb. 22, 177 1. d. Boston Aug. 31, 1828.) 



fonas Bends, m. at Leice.ster, Mass. Jan. 5, 1758. Dorothy Wood. 



Mary Benius. m. at Leicester, Mass., Nov. 2, 1769. Thomas Jones. Both of Pax- 
ton, Mass. 

Mary Bemis. m. at Spencer, Mass. Sep. 12, 1771. Zebedee Edminster of Oak- 
ham. 

William Bemis. m. at Westminster, Mass. Nov. 12, 1772. Abigail Annis. 



Edmon Betnis. m. at Westminster, Mass. July 22, 1779. Phebe Spring. 



Susanna Bemis. of Charpton, m. at Oxford, Mass., Sep. 6, 1769. Asa Pratt. 



John Bemis. m. at Brookfield, Mass. July 4, 1775. Patience Slayton. 



History of the Bends Family. 211 

Katherine Bemis. m. at Brookfield, Mass., Jan. 15, 1777. Thomas Harback. 
Both of Sutton, Mass. 



Alfred Bemis. of East Hartford, Ct. s. of Dr. Bemis. m. Mirriam (d. N. Y. City, 
Mar. 16, 1867. aged 40 yrsj dau. of D. J. Foster (d. Nov. 12, 1869, 
aged 90 yrs) and Amanda Fox of Hartford (d. June 7, 1869.) 

CHII^DREN. 

I. Charles Bemis. 
II. William Foster Bemis. 



James Bemis. His wid. , Sarah, m. 1672-3 Edward Griswold. 



C/iloe Bemis. m. Oliver Oilman. Child. Julius b. Aug. 13, 1799. m. Oct. 25, 
1824 Eliza (b. Hartford, Ct. Oct. 28, 1800.) dau. of Phinehas Shepard 
(b. Nov. 2, 1766.) and Mary Webster (b. Sep. i. 1772. d. 1848.) They 
had: a. George Shepard. b. Dec. 20, 1825. m. Ellen Hills, b. Charles 
Barnard, b. Oct. 21, 1827. d. Detroit, Mich., July 27, 1852. c. Henry 
Mason, b. May 3, 1830. d. Julius vSheldon. b. July 16, 1833. e. Hepzi- 
bah Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1836. J. Frederic, b. July 19, 1838. d. Dec. 
1849. g. Frederic Gillette, b. Sep. 13, 1840. h. Martha Helen, b. Jan. 
20, 1844. d. Sep. 4, 1851. i. Mary Webster, b. May 17, 1848. m. James 
H. Knight. 

John M. Bemis. m. Dec. 11, 1867. Mary C. . 



CHILDREN. 

I. Harry C. Bemis. b. Dec. 19, 1869. 
II. Mary E. Bemis. b. Oct. 2, 187 1. 
III. Mabelle E. Bemis. b. June 4, 1876. 



Hannah Betnis. m. Feb. 3, 1761. Benjamin (b. 1734.) s. of Benjamin Sumner (b. 
May 28, 1711. d. July 21, 1795.) and Mercy (d. Feb. 22, 1768. in her 
55th year.) 



History of the Bemis Family. 



CHII^DREN. 



I. Margaret Sumner, b. Oct. 29, 1761. d. at Castine Sep. 12, 
1807. m. David Howe. 
II. Benjamin Sumner, b. Oct. 4, 1763. d. Coventry, R. I.Jan. 31, 
1811. 

III. Hannah, b. Dec. 7, 1764. d. Munroe Me., Mar. 11, 1848. m. 
Daniel Livermore. 

IV. Samuel, b. July 31, 1766. d. Oct. 12, 1844. m. Feb. 13, 1794. 
Martha Saunders Barrett, who d. Dec. 10, 1843. aged 71 yrs. 



Caroline Bemis. m. (his 2d m.) Ansel (b. Sep. 30, 1787.) s. of Col. John McKin- 
stry (b. 1745.) and Elizabeth Knox. No issue. 



Joseph Bemis. m. Jan. 6, 1774. Chloe (bap. Dorchester, Mass., Sep. 25, 1757. d. 
July I, 1840.) dau. of Henry Stone, Innholder of Dorchester (b. 1721. 
d. Jan. 7, 1784.) and l,ydia Wadsworth (d. Nov. 15, 1797.) 



Mary Bemis. m in Boston by Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, Dec. 15, 1748. Isaac Vibird. 
Both of Boston. 



Elizabeth Bemis. m. July 14, 1774. Samuel (b. Apr. 15, 1750.J s. of William But- 
terfield (bap. Cambridge, Mass. Sep. 24, 1710. d. Menstomy, Mass. Aug. 
1760.) and his 2d. wife, Mehitable Chamberlain. 



Eleazar Bemis. m. Spencer, Mass. Oct. 12, 1831. Julia Ann (b. Spencer, May 5, 
1818.) dau. of Azel Huntington (b. Lebanon, Ct. Oct. 25, 1770. d. 
Spencer, Sep. 8, 1839.) and Hannah Robinson (d. Aug. 4, 1850.) No 
issue. They removed to Genesee Co. , N. Y. where they were living in 
1861. 

John Bemis. m. May 31, 1840. Elizabeth (b. May 9, 1818.) dau. of Archibald 
Tracy (b. Norwich, Ct.) and Mary Perrigo of Lisbon. Living at Canter- 
bury in 1859. 



History of the Beniis Fatuity. 213 

Oliver IV. Bemis. (b. Nov. 30, 1823.) m. May i, 1845. Olive (b. Oct. 17, 1825.) 
dau. of Joseph Wentworth (b. Miltou, N. H. May 17, 1798.) and Joanna 
Hayes (b. Nov. 15, 1796.) 

CHILD. 

Mary E. Bemis. b. Sep. 22, 1846. 



Ruth Bemis. (or Beman) m. in 1726. Ephraim Adams. They lived at Suns- 
bury, Ct. 

Malinda Beniis. dau. of Silas Bemis and Spencer, d. Exeter, Wis., a wid. 

Jan. II, 1872. She m. at Springfield, Vt. Philo (b. New Milford, Ct. 
Jan. 8, 1787. d. Monticello,Wis. July 5, i860.) s. of Nathan and Rebecca 
(Beebe) Hitchcock. Philo Hitchcock was a practicing physician. 
Removed to North Springfield, Vt., thence to Whitestown, N. Y. and 
later to Monticello, Wis. Malinda Bemis had sisters, Theodorah. who 
m. Amos Lockwood, Sarah, and Rugy, half sister Olive. Her brothers 
were Silas, Daniel, Asahel, and a half brother Ezekial. 



Mabel G. Bemis. m. Lyndonville, Vt., July 30, Prof. W. E. Ranger, 

Principal of the Lyndon Institute at Lyndonville, Vt. by Rev. J. C. 
Bodwell. She was a dau. of Ira W. Bemis. many years a Conductor on 
the Passunpsic Railroad. 



Abigail Bemis. m. Wethersfield, Vt. Barak (b. Wethersfield, Vt. 1782. d. Lon- 
donderry, Vt. 1868.) s. of Capt. William Upham (b. Sturbridge, Mass. 
Oct. 29, 1738. d. Wethersfield, Vt. Dec. 20, 1812.) and Elizabeth Wood 
(d. May 8, 1804. aged 54.) Children: I. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1804. 
II. Amos. b. Apr. 13, 1806. III. Lucius H. b. June 7, 1808. m. Debora 
Clayton. Lived in Middleburg, O. IV. Walter Raleigh, b. Mar. 28, 
1810. Lived in Middleburg, O., V. Sarah A. m. Oct. 20, 1833. 
Alphonso G. Washburne. of Londonderry, Vt. VI Harrisoti. m. 
Philena Olds. Lived in Bemmington, Vt. (See Upham Gen.) 



Henry M. Bemis. m. July 12, 1859. Francelona MelLssa (b. Sep. 21, 1S31.) dau. 
of Gardener Upham (b. Guilford, Vt. May 2, 1798. living in 1889.) and 



214 History of the Bemis Family. 

Eunice A. Emery (d. June 23, 1848.) No Children. They live at Wind- 
ham, Vt. (See Upham Gen.) 



Elijah Bemis. (b. Mass. d. Lyue, O.) m. Mansfield, O. May 29, 1863. Mrs. Marcy 
Maria (Whitney.) Sapp (b. Vt. May 6, 1812.) wid. of Joseph Sapp and 
dau. of Thomas Whitney (b. Tolland Co., Ct. Sep. 18, 1770. d. Mans- 
field, O. Aug. 6, 1863.) and Mary Taina Jennings (b. Windham, Ct. 
Apr. 27, 1777. d. Mansfield, O. May 12, 1862.) No issue. 



Lavinia Bruce Bemis. b. 1798 d. Ft. Covington, N. Y. Aug. 25, 1854. m. 
Brattleboro, Vt. Jan. 23, 1821. Edward Winslow (b. Brattleboro 1801. d. 
Albany, N. Y. June i, 1848.) s. of Samuel Winslow Whitney (b. Pater- 
sham, Mass. Dec. 17, 1769. d. Brattleboro, Vt. 1852.) Children : I. 
Charles Marsh, b. Feb. 10, 1828. m. Delia Minerva SaflFord. II. Elias 
Bemis. b. Dec. 2, 1821. m. Kate Kraft and Rhoda S. Burleigh. III. 
Elizabeth Parmilla. b. June 3, 1824. d. Waukegan, 111. May, 1893. ni- 
G. B. F. Sawyer. No issue., IV. Lemuel Ba7mister. k. by an explosion in 
Hague St. N. Y. City. V. Edward Sidney, d. Malone, N. Y.May 1861. 
VI. Mary Jane. b. Mar. 11, 1835. d. July 6, 1893. m. Dec. 24, 1856. 
Edward W. Upham, Child: Edward Darwin, b. Mar. 13, 1858. A law- 
yer, unm, in Denver, Colo. VII. Harriet Mercy, d. Mason City, la. 
June 1894. m. ist, J. W. Robinson, m. 2d, W. E. Peake. 



Harriet J. Bemis. b. Aug. 20, 1819. m. May 7, 1840. Amos (b. June 7, 1817. d. 
Ashburnham, Mass. Apr. 20, 1868.) Children b. Ashburnham: I.Edwin 
A. b. May 29, 1842. m. May 3, 1871. Kate E Cummiugs. A wholesale 
jeweler in Newton, Mass. They have: a. Walter C. b. June 10, 1878. 
II Waldo F. b. Apr. 22, 1844. m. Abbie Hale. III. Albert E. b. Jan. 
20, 1847. m. Mary E. Lowe. IV. Clara T. b. Jan. 22, 1850. m. Jan. 6, 
1886. Nathanial Sarsefield., V. Wilmot A. b. Jan. 30, 1852. d. young. 
(See Upham Gen.) 

Elleji Bemas. of Spencer, Mass. m. William Fitch (b. Franklin, Mass. Sep. 5, 
1829.) s. of Anthony Potter (b. abt. 1789. living at Thompson, Ct. in 
i860.) and Sarah Hyde (b. Franklin, Ct. June 25, 1788. d. Windham, 
Ct. Nov. 3, 1850.) Child : John Fitch b. 1859 (See Hyde Gen.) 



History of the Bemis Family. 215 

Catherine Bemis. of Sturbridge, Mass. m. Charles (b. Norwich, Ct. May 14, 
1785.) s. of Capt. Silas Goodell (b. Pomfret, Ct. Aug. 11, 1747. d. Nor- 
wich, Ct. Mar. 20, 1825.) and Sarah Marshall (b. Norwich, Ct. Sep. 20, 
1757. d. there Dec. 11, 1822.) (See Hyde Gen.) 



Josiah Bemis. m. Oct. 9, 1750. Elizabeth (b. Nov. i, 1727.) dau. of Jonathan 
Warren (b. Apr. 26, 1688. d. Apr. 10, 1732.) and Sarah Whitney (b. 
Mar. 2, 1692.) (See Whitney Gen. ) 



Mrs. l\Icrcy (Burgess) Bemis. m. (his 2d m.) William (b. Aug. 5, 1785.) s. of 
Capt. Silas Whitney (b. Oct. 20, 1752.) and Sarah Whitington. Child 
by this m. Sarah A. b. Apr. 30, 1831 m. Apr. 5, 1849. Newton Hayden. 
(See Whitney Gen.) 



I. Daniel Bemis. d. Boston, Mass. m. at Newburyport, Mass. Abigail 
Wiley (b. Newburyport; d. Boston, Mass.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Newburyport, Mass. 
(All buried on Corpse Hill, Boston.) 

2 — I. Hannah Spring, d. Boston, Mass. (b. Feb. 29, year un- 

known.) 

3 — II. Mary Ann. d. Boston, Mass. m. Pardy; had a son 

George, who lived with his grandmother, and took the name 
of Bemis. 

4 — III. Henrietta Louisa ; d. Boston, Mass. 

5 — IV. George Washington ; d. New Orleans, La. 

6 — V. James Ting; d. at sea; m. Caroline Brown. Had one dau. 

Susa7i. 

7 — VI. Daniel Wesson; d. New Orleans, La. 

8— VII. William Morrison; b. Jan. 17, 1805. d. Boston, Mass. Sep. 

17. 1835- 



2i6 History of the Beniis Family. 

8. William Morrison Bemis. (i. Daniel.) m. at Boston; Rachel Ann 
(b. Beverly, Mass. Mar. 12, 1814. alive May 1898.) dau. of Henry Osborn (b. 
Beverly, Mass.) and Sallie Jones (b. Beverly, 1826.) 

CHILDREN. 

b. Boston, Mass. 

12— I. William Morri.son; b. Apr. 24, 1830; d. Truro, Mass. Mar. 

1847; unm. 

13— II. Rachel Ann; b. July i, 1832. d. Rockport, Mass. July 2, 

1895. m. at Boston, July 1858. Samuel K. Young. No 
issue. 

14— III. Mary Ann; b. July 15, 1834. m. at Boston, Mar. 28, 1861. 

Charles (b. Rockport, Mass. Dec. 22, 1837. living May, 
1898.) s. of Henry Hodgkins (b. and d. Rockport) and Cecil 
Charlotta Williams Cummings; (b. in Maine d. Rockport 
July 25, 1890.) Children: 15— I. Rachel Carson; b. Jan. 
25. 1862. 16— II. William Charles ; b. Aug. 3, 1867. 17 — 
III. Nellie Brown; b. Sep. 12, 187 1. d. Feb. 9, 1882. 



1. Daniel Bemis m. Mary Caroline Foster; (d. E. Boston, Mass. Apr. 

1875-) 

children. 

b. Boston, Mass. 
2 — I. George W. 
2 — n. Mary C. Children: I. Charles. II. Benjamin. \). Mar. 12, 

1871. d. 1874. III. Herbert, b. Aug. 20, 1874. d. 1879. 

IV. William. V. Sadie. 
4 — III. Abigail; m. Gloucester, Mass. Jan. 21, 1852. Charles (b. 

Saco, Me; d. E. Boston, Mass. June 22, 1893.) s. of Israel 

Hall and Davis. Children: I. George Warren, b. 

Gloucester, Jan. 21, 1853. m. at Ipswich, Mass. May 1877. 

Annie Pitts (b. E. Boston.) II. Charles D. b. Feb. 6, 1856. 

d. Apr. 2, 1859. III. Harriet A?in. b. Apr. 6, 1857. m. Oct. 

21, 1877. Herbert Eindwood Gordon. IV. Charles, b. Aug. 

2, i860, lost at sea Apr. 12, 1S92. V. Isadora Ames. b. Dec. 

14, 1864. VI. William Otis. b. Feb. 12, 1866. d. Feb. 10, 



History of the Beniis Family. 217 

1884. "VII. Sadie Florence, b. June 15, 1870. d. June 13, 
1892. m. Rogers W. Sears, of Dennispot, C. C. VIII. Dcn- 
Ja7ni7i. b. Mar. 12, 1871. IX. Herbert, b. Aug. 20, 1873. 



MILITAR Y SER VICE. 



Gideon Bemis, of Freetown, Mass. A private in Capt. Levi Ronsvill's Comp. 9th 
Regiment Continentals, Oct. 1775. (See Mass. State Archives.) 

Edward Bemis. A. private in the Louisburg Campaign of 1745. See. p. 269 
Vol. XXV. N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg. 

"John Bell and Edward Bemis, petitioned the General Court of 
Mass. Aug. 13, 1746. to allow them wages as Armorers, from Apr. 17 to 
June 17, 1745. Petition granted." (See p. 228 of Drakes Hist. French 
and Indian Wars.) 

Lieut. Isaac Bemis. 

Privates Josiah Bemis, Abraham Bemis, Seth Bemis. Soldiers in the Revolou- 
tion. See Hist. Middlesex Co. Mass. bj' Samuel Adams Drake. 

fames Bemis, Private in Capt. Lewis's Comp. Lt. Col. Hales Detachment. En- 
listed June 29, discharged July 3, 1777. This Regmt. marched from 
New Hampshire to reinforce the Garrison at Ticonderoga. Also appears 
as private in Capt. John Mellin's Comp., that marched from Fitzwilliam 
and adjacent N. H. towns, to reinforce the Ticonderoga garrison 
Alarm of June and July 1777. Also appears as a private on Pay Roll 
of Capt. James Lewis Comp. Col. Daniel Moore's Regiment N. H. 
Vols, marched from New Marlborough, N. H. and joined the Continen- 
tal Army at Saratoga, Sep. 1777. Enlisted Sep. 28, discharged Oct. 24, 
1777. Received ^5 19 sh. (See Vol. II. pp. 102. 109. 360 N. H. Rev. 
Rolls. ) 

Henry Bemiis. received £(). i6sh. 4d. advance pay and mileage as a private in 
Capt. Joseph. Parker's Comp. Col. Enoch Hale's Regmt. They joined 
the Northern army at Ticonderoga. Mustered and paid July 18, 1776. 
(See. Vol. I. p. 334. N. H. Rev. Rolls.) 

Henry Beemas. Private in Capt. James Lewis's Comp. Col. Enoch Hale's Regmt 
N. H. Vol's, which marched from New Hampshire and joined the Con- 
tinental Army on Rhode Islajid Aug. 1778. He enlisted Aug. 8, 1778. 
Discharged Aug. 28, 1778. Received for services £\2. sh, 10. (See 
Vol. II. p. 541— N. H. Rev. Rolls.) 



2i8 History of the Beiiiis Family. 

NOTES. 

The Notes on Military Service which follow, were obtained j ust as the Book 
was finished, and are from the Mass. archives, therefore thoroughly accurate. 
The Author did not have the time to enter them in the main body of the History, 
but this can be readily done in each case. 

There are numerous repetitions of service by the same individual, under the 
headings of different ways of spelling the name. Therefore in looking up ser- 
vice of a soldier, it is well to search under Bemas, Beamis, Beamiss, Beamos, 
Beamous, Beamus, Bemas, Bemass, Bemes, Bemies, Bemis, Bemiss, Bemos and 
Bemus ; all of which are only different ways of spelling the same name. 



REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE 
NAME OF BEMIS. 

A compilation from the Archives of the State of Massachusetts. Prepared 
and Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

1896. 

Beamas. James. Sudbury. Private Capt. Corey's Co. Col. Baldwin's (late Ger- 
rish's) regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 26. 1775. 
Service 3 mos. 7 days. 

Beamas. Jeremy. Private Capt. Caleb Chapin's Co; return for clothing, (year 
not given.) 

Beamas. John, Boston. Private Capt Hayne's Co. Col. Brewer's regt. ; company 
return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Beamas. John. Richmond. Private Col. Warner's regt; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. i, 1777. to Dec. 31, 1780; enlistment 
during war. 

Beamas. Jonas. Sudbury. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from 
Capt. "V^'^heelers Co ; Col. Ezekial Howe's (4th) regt. (year not given; 
joined Capt. Hayne's Co; Col. Wiggleworth's regt. enlistment, 3 years. 

Beamis. Daniel. Weston. Capt. Nathan Fuller's Co., Col. William Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, 
dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 29, 1775. 



History of the Bemis Family. 219 

Beaviis. David jr. Watertowu. Private. Capt. Samuel Barnard's Co., Col. 
Thomas Gardner's Regt, which marched on the Alarm of April 19th, 

1775; service, 2 days. 

Beamis. Jolui. Weston. Capt. Nathan Fuller's Co., Col. William Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt.; order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, 
dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 29th, 1775. 

Beamis. John. Sudbury. Private, Capt. Aaron Hayne's Co., which marched on 
the Alarm of April 19th, 1775. to Cambridge; service, 4 days; also 
Capt Hayne's Co; Col. Jonathan Brewster's regt; muster roll dated Aug. 
I, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 90 days; also Capt. Andrew Has- 
kell's Co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; pay roll for service from Nov. 
I, 1776. to Dec. I, 1776. I mo. i day. 

Beamis. John. Private, Capt. Aaron Hayne's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. i, 1776; enlisted Jan. i, 
1776; reported reengaged Nov. 15, 1776, in Capt. Hayne's Co. Col. 
Wiggleworth's regt. 

Beatnis. John. Corporal, Capt. Aaron Hayne's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga Dec. i, 1776; enlisted Jan. i, 
1776; reported on command at the saw-mill. 

Beamis. Jonas. Private, Capt. Aaron Hayne's Co.; Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. i, 1776; enlisted Nov. 22, 
1776 ; reported sick in hospital. 

Beamis. Thomas. Westminster. List of men drafted from Worcester Co. Militia, 
to go to Horse Neck under Col. Converse (year not given); drafted to 
Capt. Edgell's (Westminster) Co. but failed to join regt. 

Beamiss. Isaac. Private, Capt. Parker's (also given Capt. Nichols') Co., Col. 
Jeduthan Baldwin's Regt. of artificers. Continental Army. Pay accounts 
for service from March 19, 1777. to Dec. 31, 1779; Credited to town of 
Winchenden. 

Beamos. Reuben. Private, Capt. Caleb Brook's Co., Col. Brooks' regt. of Guards ; 
pay roll for service from Feb. 3, 1778, to Apr. 3, 1778; 2 mos. at Cam- 
bridge. 

Beamos. Sylvester. Private, Capt. Francis Wilson's Co. Col. Samuel Denmy's 
regt; enlisted Oct. 21, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service i mo. 10 
days, at Claverack; company raised to reinforce Continental army in 
New York. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 



220 History of the Bemis Family. 

Beamous. Daniel. Private, Capt. David Goodwin's Co. Col. Cogswell's regt; 
enlisted Oct. 2, 1778. discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service 3 mos; fortifying 
post, at and about Boston. 

Beamus. James. Weston. Private, Capt. Timothy Corey's Co. (7th), Col. Bald- 
wins (late Gerrish's) 38th regt.; Company return dated Sewall's Point. 
Sept. 27, 1775. 

Beamus. James. Private, L,ieut. Abner Dwelley's Co. enlisted July 20, 1777. dis- 
charged July 31, 2777; service 16 days; marched on expedition to Man- 
chester. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Beamus. James. Private, Capt. Joseph Warren's Co; Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service 3 mos. 
21. days, in Northern Department. 

Beamus. John jr. Capt. Aaron Hayne's Co; Col. Jonathan Brewers' regt; order for 
bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, dated Cambridge, Oct. 25, 
1775- 

Beemas. John. Private, Capt. Abijah Bang's Co; Col. Dike's regt; pay abstract 
for gun and blanket money dated Boston, Feb. 24, 1777. 

Beemis. Benjamin, ist Lieutenant, Capt. David Proutee's 8th (North Spencer) 
Co; Col. Samuel Denmy's (ist Worcester County.) regt; list of officers 
Mass. Militia dated Leicester, March 28, 1776; commissioned April 5, 
1776. 

Beemis. Daniel. List of men returned by Lieut. Abraham Childs. (year not 
given.) 

Beemis. Isaac. Waltham. 2d Lieut, Capt. Stephen Dana's Co; Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt; arrived at camp May 9, 1777: service 2 mos. 7 days, at Rhode 
Island. 

Beemis. John]x. Waltham. List of men enlisted into Continental Army (year not 
given); residence Waltham; enlisted for town of Waltham. 

Beemus. Abraham. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's Co; Col. Christopher Greene's 
(ist Rhode Island) regt; muster roll for July 1779; dated East Green- 
wich; enlistment, 3 years. 

Bemas. Abraham. Sandwich. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Genrl. Paterson as having passed muster, in a return 
dated Camp Totoway Oct. 25, 1780. 



History of the Bends Family. 221 

Bemas. Amos. Winchenden. List of men raised for the 6 months service, and 
returned by Brig. Genrl. Paterson, as having passed muster, in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. also private, Capt. Joseph Kil- 
lam's Co. Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt; muster roll for Jan. 1781. 
dated West Point; enlisted July 9, 1780: discharged Jan 9, 1781. Enlist- 
ment for 6 mos. 

Bemas. Daniel. Weston. Private Capt. Samuel Lamson's Co; which marched on 
the Alarm of April 19th, 1775; service i day; also Maj. Lamson's Co; 
list of men detached from Col. Brooke's regt. to relieve guards at Cam- 
bridge (year not given.) 

Bemas. Daniel. Private Capt. John Wood's Co; Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. pay 
abstract for March, 1776. 

Bemas. Isaac. Waltham. Corporal. Capt. Child's Co. Lieut. Col. Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt. Company return dated Prospect Hill Oct. 6, 

1775- 

Beamas. Isaac, Waltham. Private, Capt. Edward Fuller's Co. Col. Brook's regt ; 
return of men in service (probably in Oct. 1776.) 

Beamas. James, Private Capt Thomas Mighill's Co. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(26th) regt; pay abstracts for January, April and May, 1776; also pay 
abstract for June 1776, dated New York. 

Beamas. James, Private Capt. Joseph Warner's Co. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt. Enlisted Aug. 18, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777. service 3 
mos, 12 days with Northern Army. 

Bemas. Jeduthan, Weston. Private Capt. Abijah Child's Co. Col. William Bond's 
(late Gardners) 37th regt ; Company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 
6th, 1775. also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated 
Prospect Hill Dec. 20, 1775. 

Bemas. Joel. Seaman, State Sloop "Winthrop" commanded by Capt. George 
Little; engaged Oct. 5, 17S2, discharged Nov. 25, 1782; service i mo. 
20 days, roll dated Boston. 

Bemas. Jonas, Sudbury. Private Major's Co. Col. Calvin Smith's (late Wiggle- 
worth's) regt; Continental Army pay accounts from March 3, 1777. to 
to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Sudbury; also, Capt. Aaron 
Haynes' Co; Col. Edward Wiggle worth's regt; muster roll for May 
1778, dated Valley Forge; enlistment during war; also muster roll for 



222 History of the Beinis Family. 

June 1778, dated "Camp Greencage " ; also Major John Porter's Co. 
(late) Col. Wiggleworth's regt ; under command of Maj. Porter; muster 
roll for March and April 1779. 

Bemas. Joseph, Stoughton. Private Capt. James Endecott's Co. Col. Lemuel 
Robinson's regt. which marched on the alarm of April 19th 1775 ; 
service 3 days. 

Bemas. Josiah, Waltham. Private Capt. Child's Co. lyieut. Col. Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt. Company return dated Prospect Hill Oct. 6, 
1775- 

Bemas. Josiah, Bombardier. Capt. Perez Cushing's (7th) Co ; Col. Thomas 
Craft's (Artillery) regt; pay roll for service from Sept. i, 1778. to Oct. 
31, 1778. 2 mos. 

Bemas. Nathanial, Weston. Private Capt. Child's Co. Lieut. Col. Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt; Company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 
1775; reported supplied the place of Abraham Parkhurst who was dis- 
charged. Also Capt. Asahel Wheeler's Co; Col. John Robinson's regt; 
marched Feb. 4, 1776. service i mo. 28 days. 

Bemas. Nathanial. Private Capt. John Walton's Co ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776; dis- 
charged Dec. 21, 1776. Company detached Dec. 8, 1776, for service at 
Noddles Island ; reported furlougbed. 

Bemas. Phinehas, Southborough. Private Capt. Josiah Fay's Co. which marched 
on the alarm of Apr. 19th 1775; service 7 days; also Capt. Cranson's 
Co ; Col. Whitcomb's regt ; Company return dated Prospect Hill Oct. 6, 
1775- 

Bemas. Phifiehas, Private Capt. David Brewer's (loth) Co; Col. Abner Perry's 
regt; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service 14 days 
at Rhode Island. Roll dated Framingham. 

Bemas. Reuben, Waltham. Private Capt. Child's Co ; Lieut-Col. Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt. return dated Prospect Hill Oct. 6, 1775. 

Bemas. Reuben, Private Capt. Edward Fuller's Co; Col. Brook's regt; return of 
men in service (probably in Oct. 1776.) 

Bemas. Reuben, Private Capt. Caleb Brook's Co; Col. Brook's regt. of guards ; 
enlisted Nov. 7, 1777; roll made up to Feb. 3, 1778. Service 2 mos. 26 
days at Cambridge. 



History of the Bends Family. 223 

Bemas. Samuel, Private Capt. John Walton's Co; Col. Brook's regt. enlisted 
Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776. service i mo. 27 days. Roll 
dated North Castle. 

Bemas. Thaddeus, Waltham; Private. Capt. Caleb Brook's Co; Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt; pay abstract for mileage, etc. dated Boston Nov. 27, 1776. 

Bemas. Thomas, Seaman sloop "Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George Lit- 
tle; engaged Oct. 5, 1782; discharged Nov. 25, 1782. Service i mo. 20 
days. Roll dated Boston. 

Bemass. John, Charlestown. Descriptive list of enlisted men, dated West Point 
Jan 25, 1781; Col. John Greaton's (3rd) regt; age 21 years; stature, 5 ft 4 
in; complexion, dark; hair, light; eyes, grey; residence Charlestown; 
enlisted Nov. 14, 1776. by Maj. Frazier; enlistment during war; reported 
as serving in Col. Wigglesworth's regt. 

Bemass. Jonas, Sergeant, Capt Lebbens Drew's Co; Col. William Shepard's 
(4th) regt; muster roll for Dec. 1781. dated York Hutts. 

Bemes. Elisha, Framingham. Capt. Jesse Eame's Co, Col. Samuel Bullard's (5th 
Middlesex Co.) regt, list of men dated June i, 1776. 

Bemes. James, Private Capt. Thomas Mighills Co; Col. lyoammi Baldwin's (26th) 
regt; pay abstract for mileage, etc. in 1776, dated Rowley. 

Bemes. John. Salem. Return of men raised agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; 
enlisted July 31, 1781. enlistment for 3 years. 

Bemes. Nathanial, Private Capt. David Goodwin's Co. Col. Cogswell's regt; 
enlisted Sept. 24, 1778; discharged Oct. i, 1778. Service 9 days, fortify- 
ing posts at and about Boston. 

Bemes. Nathanial, Private Capt. Abraham Andrew's Co; Col. Cyprian Howe's 
(Middlesex Co) regt ; enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; 
service 3 mos, 7 days at Rhode Island. 

Bemes. Sam, Spencer. Private Capt. Ebenezer Mason's Co; Col. Jonathan War- 
ner's regt. which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 37 
days. 

Betnies. Henry, Packersfield N. H. Private Capt. Jeremiah Stiles' Co. Col. Paul 
Dudley Sargent's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 21, 
1775; service 3 mos. 18 days; also Co. return (prob. Oct. 1775); also 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Dec. 20, 1775. 

Bemies. Nathanial; Capt. Abijah Childs Co; Col. William Bond's (late Gard- 
ner's) regt; order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money; dated Pros- 
pect Hill, Dec. 20, 1775. 



224 History of the Betnis Family. 

Beniis. Abijah, Paxton. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Paxton, 
for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 11, 
1780; discharged Dec. 16, 1780. Service 5 mos, 14 days. 

Bernis. Abner, Westminster. Private Capt. Edmund Bemis's Co; Col. Asa Whit- 
comb's regt; muster roll dated Aug i, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; 
service 3 mos. 5 days; also receipt for wages for Aug. 1775. dated Pros- 
pect Hill; also comp. return, (prob. Oct. 1775.) 

Bemis. Abrani jr. (prob. Abraham) Waltham. Private Capt. Abraham Peirce's 
Co; Col. Thomas Gardner's regt, which marched on the alarm of Apr. 
19, 1775. to Concord and Lexington; service 3 days. 

Bemis. Amasa, Spencer. Private Capt. Cowie'sCo; Col. Woodbridge's regt; comp. 
return (prob. Oct. 1775,) also, Sergeant, Capt. Ralph Earll's Co; Col. 
Danforth Keye's regt; enlisted July 9, 1777; discharged Jan. 3, 1778; 
service 5 mos. 25 days. Roll dated Providence. 

Bemis. Amos, Private Capt. Zaccheus Wright's Co; Col. Cyprian Howe's regt; 
enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service 3 mos, 8 days. 
Roll dated Suffolk Co. 

Bemis. Barnard, Spencer. Private Capt. Ralph Earll's Co; Col. Danforth Keye's 
regt; enlisted Aug. 20, 1777, discharged Jan 3, 1778: Service 4 mos, 15 
days. Roll dated Providence. 

Bemis. Benjamin, Spencer. Private, Capt, Ralph Earll's Co, Col. Danforth 
Keyes regt ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Jan. 3, 1778; service 4 
mos. 19 days. Roll dated Providence. 

Bemis. Daniel, Weston. Private Capt Fuller's Co; Lieut. Col. Bond's (late 
Gardner's) 37th regt. Comp. return dated Prospect Hill Oct. 6, 1775. 

Bemis. Daniel, Lexington. Private Capt. John Wood's Co, Col. Loammi Bald- 
win's (26th) regt; pay abstract for Apr. 1776; dated New York; also 
pay abstract for May 1776; also pay abstract for June 1778. dated New 
York. 

Bemis. Daniel, Paxton. Private Capt, Ralph Earll's Co; Col. Danforth Keye's 
regt; enlisted Aug. 5, 1777: discharged Jan. 3, 1778; service 4 mos, 29 
days ; enlistment 6 mos. Roll dated Providence. 

Bemis. Daniel, Private Capt. George Minot's Co; Col. Samuel Bullards regt ; 
enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service 3 mos. 14 
days, in Northern department. 



History of the Bonis Family. 225 

Bends. Daniel, Private Capt. Daniel Harrington's Co; Col. Jonathan Reed's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Apr. 2, 1778; roll made up to July 3, 177S; 
service 3 mos, 2 days, at Cambridge ; enlistment 3 mos. 

Bemis. Daniel, Private Capt. Lawson Buckminster's Co; L,ieut-Col. Samuel 
Peirce's regt; enlisted May 17, 1779; discharged July i, 1779; service 
I mo. 17 days at Tiverton R. I. 

Bemis. Daniel, Private Capt. Joshua Walker's Co; Col. Samuel Deanny's regt; 
enlisted Nov. 3, 1779, discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service i mo; regiment 
detached to join Continental Army at Claverack ; enlistment 3 mos. 
Roll dated Woburn. 

Bemis. David, Receipt for bounty paid him by Jonathan Brown, Town Treasurer 
of Watertown, dated July 17, 1776. 

Bemis. David, Westminster. Private Capt. Noah Mile's Co; Col. John Whit- 
comb's regt. which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; to Cam- 
bridge; service ii>4 days; also Capt Elisha Jackson's Co; Maj. Bridge's 
regt ; pay abstract for ten days service ; Comp. marched from West- 
minster to East Hoosac on an alarm at Bennington, and was there dis- 
missed; roll dated Aug. 22, 1777. 

Bemis. Edmund, Westminster. L,ieut;-Capt. Noah Mile's Co; Col. John Whit- 
comb's regt. which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge; Service 5 days; reported enlisted into the Army; also Capt, in 
Col. Asa Whitcomb's (Worcester Co) regt return of men in Camp in 
Cambridge, May 25, 1775; Commissioned May 26, 1775; also muster roll 
dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 24, 1775; service 3 mos. 15 days; also, 
receipt of wages for Aug. 1775. dated Prospect Hill ; also Comp. return, 
(prob. Oct. 1775.) 

Bemis. Edmu7id, Westminster. Sergeant. Capt. Elisha Jackson's Co; Maj. 
Bridge's (Worcester Co.) regt; paj' abstract for 27 days service; 
marched to reinforce Northern Army agreeable to resolve of Sept. 22, 
1777. 

Bemis. Eleazar, Charlton. Private Capt. Jacob Davis's Co ; Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt; which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. to Rox- 
bury; service 15 days; reported enlisted into the Army; also Capt. 
William Campbell's Co; Col. Learned's regt; Comp. return dated Rox- 
bury, Oct. 7, 1775; also order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in 
money, dated Roxbury Dec. 21, 1775. 



226 History of the Bonis Family. 

Bemis. Elijah, Westminster, Private Capt. Benjamin Edgell's Co. (also given 
Elisha Jackson's); Col. John Jacob's regt; enlisted July lo, 1778; 
service 3 mos. 15 days; also muster roll dated Middleton R. I. Aug. 27, 
1778; also muster roll for Jan. -Oct. 1778. dated Freetown; enlistment 
to expire Jan. i, 1779 ; reported died Sep. 20, 1778. 

Bemis. Isaac, Waltham. Private Capt. Abraham Peirce's Co; Col. Thomas Gard- 
ner's regt; which marched on the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, to Concord 
and L,exington, service 3 days; also Corporal, Capt. Abijali Child's Co. 
Col. Gardner's regt, muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 27, 
1775; service 96 days ; stature 5 ft. 11 in; also Capt. Child's Co; Lieut. 
Col. William Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th regt; muster roll for Aug. 
1775; dated Camp, Prospect Hill; also order for bounty coat, or its 
equivalent in money, dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 20, 1775; also Ensign, 
Capt. Moses Harrington's Co ; Col. Nicholas Dike's regt ; list of ofEcers 
to be commissioned from Dec. i, 1776 : approved in Council Feb. 7, 
1777; also return of men in service from Dec. 20, 1776. to March i, 
1777. 

Bemis. Isaac, Private Capt. Parker's Co; Col. Baldwins regt, Genrl. Knox's 
train of Artillerj'; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. i, 
1780 to March i, 1780. reported discharged Mar. i, 1780. 

Bemis. Jacob, Private Capt. Joseph Fuller's Co; Col. Samuel Bullard's regt; 
enlisted Aug. 20, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service 3 mos, 22 
days, at Stillwater; also Capt. Edward Fuller's Co; Col. William Mcin- 
tosh's regt; entered Camp. Mar 9, 1778; discharged Apr. 5, 1778; ser- 
vice 18 days, at Roxbury. Roll dated Newton. 

Bemis. Jacob, Waltham. Private Capt. Benjamin Edgell's Co; Col. John 
Jacob's regt; enlisted July 17, 1778; service 4 mos. 15 days; also muster 
roll for Jan. -Aug. 1778. dated Freetown; enlistment to expire Jan. i, 
1778. reported sick and absent; also muster roll for Jan-Oct; 1778. dated 
Freetown; reported sick and absent. 

Bemis. Jacob, Weston. List of men who agreed to serve in the Continental Army 
for the term of 9 mos, from the time of their arrival at Springfield, dated 
Woburn, June 21, 1779. 

Bemis. James, Weston. Return of men enlisted into the Continental Army from 
Middlesex Co; for the term of 9 mos. from the time of their arrival at 
Fishkill, July 8, 1778; Capt. Weston's Co; Col. Brook's regt; age 21 yrs; 
stature 5 ft. 7 in; residence Weston; enlisted for town of Weston. 



History of the Beinis Family. 227 

Bonis. Jason, Private Capt. John Battricks Co, Col. Beed's regt, enlisted Sept. 
28, 1777; discharged Nov. 7, 1777; service i mo. 11 days; Volunteer Co. 
detached from Col. Brook's regt. to reinforce Genrl. Gates at the North 
ward; served at the taking of Genrl. Burgoyne. 

Bemis. Jason, Concord. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Mid- 
dlesex Co. for the term of 9. mos. from the time of their arrival at Fish- 
kill, agreeable to resolve of Apr. 20, 1778; Capt. Hubbard's Co; Col. 
Brook's regt; age 20 yrs; stature 5 ft 6 in; residence Concord, enlisted 
for town of Concord. 

Bemis. Jeduthan, Private Capt. George Minot's Co; Col. Samuel Bullard's regt; 
enlisted Aug. 16, 1777, discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service 3 mos, 14 
days, in Northern department. 

Bemis. Jedut/ian, Weston (also given Lincoln.) Private Capt. Samuel Lamson's 
Co; which marched on the alarm of Apr 19, 1775; service 3 days; also 
Capt. Abijah Child's Co; Col. Thomas Gardner's regt, muster roll dated 
Aug. I, 1775; enlisted Apr 27, 1775; service 96 days; stature 5 ft. 7 in; 
also Capt Child's Co; Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th 
regt; muster roll for Aug 1775, dated Camp Prospect Hill; also list of 
men drafted by Capt. Jonathan Fisk, dated Weston Aug. 18, 1777. 

Bemis. Jesse, Spencer; Private Capt. Ebenezer Mason's Co. Col. Jonathan War- 
ner's regt, which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 14 
days; also Sergeant Capt. Abel Holden's (3d) Co; Col. Thomas Nixon's 
(5th) regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Apr. i, 1777. 
to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Spencer; reported as serving 7 mos. 
5 days, as Corporal, 25 mos, 25 days as Sergeant; also muster roll 
dated Camp near Peekskill Feb. 16, 1779; also muster roll for May 
1779. dated Highlands; appointed Nov. 12, 1777: enlistment, 3 years. 

Bemis. John, Spencer. Private Capt. Ebenezer Mason's Co ; Col. Jonathan 
Warner's regt; who marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 
14 days. 

Bemis. John, Brattleborough (also given Westminster.) Private Capt. Edmund 
Bemis's Co; Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 
1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service 3 mos, 7 days; also receipt for 
wages for Aug. 1775, dated Prospect Hill; also Comp. return (prob. 
Oct. 1775.) reported enlisted in the train June 6, 1775. 

Bemis. John, Sudbury. Private Capt. Andrew Haskell's Co ; Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt ; enlisted July 19, 1776; roll made up to Nov. i, 1776; 
service 2 mos, 12 days; also return dated Castle Island, Aug. 12, 1776. 



228 History of the Bemis Family. 

Bonis. John, Private Capt. George Minot's Co; Col. Samuel BuUard's regt; 
enlisted Aug. i6, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service 3 mos. 23 
days in Northern department. 

Bcmis. John, Private Capt. Daniel Harrington's Co ; Col. Jonathan Reed's 
regt; of guards; enlisted Apr. 2, 1778; roll made up to Julj' 3, 1778; 
service 3 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge. 

Bemis. John, Boston (also given Charlestown.) Private Capt. Aaron Hayne's Co ; 
Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt; order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in 
money, dated Cambridge Ocfe 25, 1775; also Capt. Hayne's Co; Col. 
Wiggles worth's regt; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga Nov. 27, 
1776: enlisted Nov. 15, 1776; reported as serving in Col. Whitcomb's 
regt, until Dec. 31, 1776 ; also reported as enlisting in Col. Greaton's 
regt; also muster return (year not given); residence Charlestown 
enlisted for town of Charlestown; mustered by Major Barber. 

Bemis. Johft, Private Capt. Benjamin Munroe's Co; pay abstract for 2 mos, 12 
days; service from Jan. 20. (year not given.) 

Betnis. John, Private Capt. L,awson Buchminster's Co; Lieut-Col. Samuel 
Peirce's regt; enlisted May 17, 1779; discharged July i, 1779; service 
I mo, 17 days, at Tiverton R. I. 

Bemis. John, Weston. Private Capt. Samuel Lamson's Co; which marched on 
the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 3 days; also Capt. Fuller's Co; 
Lieut. Col. Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th regt ; Comp. return dated 
Prospect Hill Oct. 6, 1775; also list of men who enlisted to serve as 
Guards under Genrl. Heath until Jan. i, 1779; dated Weston July 11, 
1778; also Capt. Thomas Hovey's Co; Col. Nathan Tyler's regt; 
enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; discharged Dec. 18, 1779; service 4 mos. 10 
days at Rhode Island; also Capt. Asa Drury's Co; Col. Turner's regt; 
enlisted Oct. 10, 1781; discharged Nov. 11, 1781: service i mo. 5 days 
at Rhode Island. 

Bemis. Jonas, Winchenden. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from 
Capt. John Boynton's Co; Worcester County regt ; dated Feb. 21, 1778 ; 
residence Winchenden; enlisted for town of Winchenden; joined Comp. 
commanded by Capt. Haynes of Sudbury; enlistment to expire Jan. i, 
1780. 

Bemis. Jo7ias jr. Spencer. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from 
Capt. Joseph White's Co; Col. Dewey's regt; dated Charlton, Feb. 18, 



History of the Beinis Fatiiily. 229 

1778; residence Spencer; enlisted for town of Spencer; joined Capt. 
Staten's Co ; Col. Shepard's regt ; enlistment 3 years. 

Beinis. Jonathan, Charlton. Private Capt. Webb's Co ; Col. William Shepard's 
(3d) regt; Continental Army; pay accounts for service from Jan. i, 
1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported invalided; also return dated High- 
land's, Feb. 24, 1780; also Capt. George Webb's (I/ight Infantry.) Co; 
Col. Shepard's (4th) regt; return made up to Dec. 31, 1780; dated West 
Point. 

Bemis. Joseph, Certificate dated Stoughton, Mar. 26, 1783, given by the selectmen 
of Stoughton, permitting said Bemis to draw pay for the soldiers who 
went from Stoughton to Rhode Island on the 40 days expedition in 1781 ; 
under Capt. Armstrong. 

Bemis. Joshuah, Westminster. Private Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's Co; Col. Dike's 
regt; pay abstract for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester Feb. 12, 
1777; also, return of men in service from Dec. 14, 1776; to March i, 
1777. also; Capt. Elisha Jackson's Co: Maj. Bridges' (Worcester County) 
regt; pay abstract for 27 days service: marched to reinforce Northern 
Army, agreeable to resolve of Sept. 22, 1777; also descriptive list of 
enlisted men; Capt. Angell's Co; Col. Rand's regt; age 18 years; stature 
5 ft. 7 in; complexion, dark; residence Westminster; enlistment, 9 mos; 
marched July 21, 1779: reported mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master, July 13, 1779; delivered to Ensign J. Hubble. 

Bemis. Josiah jr; Waltham. Private Capt. Abraham Peirce's Co, Col. Thomas 
Gardner's regt; which marched on the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; to Con- 
cord and IvCxington; service 3 days; also Capt. Abijah Child's Co; Col. 
Gardner's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 29, 1775; 
service 94 days; also Capt. Child's Co; Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late 
Gardner's) regt; muster roll for Aug. 1775: dated Camp Prospect Hill; 
stature 5 ft. 11 in; also order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, 
dated Prospect Hill Dec. 2, 1775; also Capt. Child's Co; 25th Regt; 
receipt for wages etc; for July 1776; dated Mt. Independence. 

Bemis. Luke; Private Capt. John Walton's Co; Col. Eleazer Brook's regt. of 
guards; roll made up for 2 mos. service, from Feb. 2, 1778, to Apr. 3, 
1778; guarding troop's of Convention at Cambridge; reported enlisted 
Jan. 12, 1778. 

Bemis. Nathaiiial; Sergeant, Capt. John Walton's Co; Col. Eleazer Brook's regt. 



230 History of the Bcmis Family. 

of guards; roll made up for 2 inos, service, from Feb. 2, 1778. to Apr. 3, 
1778, guarding troops of Convention at Cambridge; reported enlisted 
Jan 12, 1778. 

Beniis. Nathanial; Weston. Private Capt. Charles Mile's Co; Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt; pay abstract for mileage etc; from Ticonderoga; (year not 
given.) 

Bemis. Obadiah, Spencer. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from. 
Capt, Josiah White's Co; Col. Dewey's regt; dated Charlton Feb. 18, 1778; 
residence Spencer; enlisted for town of Spencer; joined Capt, Slaten's 
Co; Col. Sheppard's regt; enlistment 3 years; also private Colonel's 
Co; Col. William Sheppard's 3d (also given 4th) regt; Continental Army 
pay account for service from Jan. i, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also return 
made up to Dec. 31, 1780, dated West Point. 

Bonis. Phinehas. Private Capt, Abner Cranson's Co; Col. Asa Whilcomb's regt; 
receipt for wages for Aug. 1775, dated Prospect Hill; also order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money; dated Prospect Hill Nov. 13, 
1775- 

Bonis. Reuben, Waltham. Private Capt. Abraham Peirce's Co; Col. Thomas Gard- 
ner's regt; which marched on the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, to Concord 
and Lexington; service 3 days; also Capt. Abijah Child's Co; Col. Gard- 
ner's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 25, 1775; service 
98 days; stature 5 ft. 11 in; also Capt. Child's Co; I,t-Col. William 
Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th regt; muster roll for Aug 1775; dated 
Camp Prospect Hill; also order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in 
money, dated Prospect Hill Dec. 20, 1775; also Capt. Peirce's Co; Col. 
Samuel Thatcher's regt; pay roll for service from March 4, 1776, to 
March 8, 1776. 5 days; marched at the taking of Dorchester Heights by 
order of General Washington. 

Bonis. Silas, Winchenden. List of men mustered in Worcester Co. for service 
at Rhode Island until Jan. i, 1780; Capt. Boynton's Co; Col. Grout's 
regt; mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master, July 19, 1779; 
residence Winchenden, enlistment 9 mos; also Capt. Thomas Fish's Co; 
Col. Nathan Tyler's regt; enlisted July 27, 1779; discharged Dec. 17, 
1779: service 4 mos. 26 days at Rhode Island; also pay roll for Dec. 
1779: service i mo. 5 days at Rhode Island. 

Bemis. Stephen, Sergeant Capt. John Wood's Co; Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt; 
pay abstract for March. 1776 



History of the Bemis Family. 231 

Demis. Thaddcus, Waltham. Private Capt. Moses Harrington's Co; Col. Dike's 
regt; return of men in service from Dec. i, 1776, to Mar. i, 1777. 

Bemis. Thaddeus, Private Capt. Joseph Fuller's Co; Col. Samuel Bullard's regt; 
enlisted Aug. 20, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service 3 mos, 22 
days, at Stillwater 

Bemis. Thomas, Westminster. Corporal Capt. John Estabrook's Co; Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt; which marched ou the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. to 
Cambridge, service 9^ days; also Private Capt. Elisha Jackson's Co; 
Maj. Bridge's regt; pay abstract for 10 days service, dated Aug. 22, 
1777; Company marched from Westminster to East Hoosac on an alarm 
at Bennington and was there dismissed. 

Bemis. Zaccheus, Westminster. Private Capt. Noah Miller's Co ; Col. John 
Whitcomb's regt; which marched on the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; to 
Cambridge ; service 1 1 % days. 

Bemis. Zachariah, Westminster. Private Capt. Elisha Jackson's Co; Maj. Bridges' 
regt; pay abstract for 10 days service, dated Aug. 22, 1777; company 
marched from Westminster to East Hoosac on an alarm at Bennington 
and was there dismissed. 

Bemiss. Abijah, Private Capt. David Prouty's Co; Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester 
Co.) regt; marched July 27, 1777, to reinforce Northern Army, by order 
of Genrl. Warner; reported left service before regular discharge. Roll 
dated Spencer. 

Bemiss. Abijah, Paxton. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continental 
Army for the term of 6 mos, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age 27 
yrs; stature 5 ft 6 in; complexion light; residence Paxton, arrived at 
Springfield July 13, 1780; marched to camp July 13, 1780; under com- 
mand of Capt. Thomas Pritchard. 

Bemiss. Amasa, Private Capt. John Wolcott's Co. of rangers, which marched on 
the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. from Brookfield and Spencer; service 12 
days. 

Bemiss. Amos, Wincheuden. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6. mos. agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; 
age 17 yrs; stature 5 ft. 3 in; complexion, light; residence Winchenden; 
arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; marched to camp July 10, 1780; 
under command of Capt. Daniel Shay. 



232 History of the Bemis Family. 

Beiniss. Benjamin. Speucer; Private Capt. John Wolcott's Co. of rangers, which 
marched on the Alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. from Brookfield and Spencer, 
service 12 days; also Sergeant Capt. Joel Green's Co; Col. Ebenezer 
I^earned's regt ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775, 
service 3 mos. 6 days; also Comp. return (probably Oct. 1775.) 

Demiss. Daniel, Lexington. Corporal Col's. Co; Col. Wesson's regt; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. i, 1780. to Apr. 9, 1780; enlist- 
ment 3 years. 

Bemiss. David, Private Capt. Josiah White's Co; Col. Samuel Denney's (Worcester 
Co.) regt; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service 5 
day's; marched to Hadley, in Lieut-Col. Benjamin Flagg's division, on 
an Alarm at the Northward. Roll dated Spencer. 

Bemiss. Edinuttd, Charlton (also given Guilford.) Private Capt. Joel Green's Co; 
Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted 
May 9, 1775; service 3 mos; also comp. return (prob. Oct, 1775.); also 
order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, dated Roxburj', Dec. 
13. 1775- 

Bemiss. Edmund; Capt. in Col. Whitcomb's regt; return of officers for clothing 

for 1775. 

Bemiss. Eleazer; Ensign Col. William Shepard's regt; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan i, 1777. to Aug. 18, 1779; reported 
resigned; also order for clothing, dated Camp Valley Forge May i, 1778; 
also Capt. Reuben Slayton's Co; Col. Shepard's (3rd) regt; muster rolls 
for July, Aug, Oct, and Nov, 1778; dated Camp at Providence; reported 
on furlough in Oct, 1778; also Colonel's Co; Col. Shepard's regt; muster 
roll for March and Apr, 1779, dated Providence, enlisted Jan. i, 1777; 
reported on command at the Western shore; also Lieutenant in Col. 
Shepard's regt; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers, dated 
West Point Nov. 9, 1779, made by a board held for the purpose and con- 
firmed by Congress Sep. 6, 1779; reported resigned Aug. 18, 1779. 

Bemiss. Elijah, Private Capt. John Morgan's Co; enlisted Jan. 26, 1778; dis- 
charged July I, 1778; service 5 mos, 5 days; regiment detached from 
militia of Hampshire and Worcester Counties to guard stores and maga- 
zines at Brookfield and Springfield. 

Bemiss. Jesse, Spencer. Private Capt. Joel Green's Co; Col. Ebenezer Learned's 
regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service 3 
mos, I day; also comp. return (probably Oct, 1775.); also return of men 



History of the Bemh Family. 233 

enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. David Prouty's Co; Col. 
Dewey's regt; dated Feb. 13, 1778; residence Spencer; enlisted for town 
of Spencer; joined Capt. Holden's Co; Col. Nixon's regt; enlistment 3 
years; reported mustered by Thomas Newhall; Muster Master May 6, 
1777. 

Bemiss. John, Spencer. Corporal, Capt. Joel Green's Co; Col. Ebenezer I^earned's 
regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service 3 
mos. 6 days; also, comp. return (probably Oct. 1775.); also return of men 
enlisted into Continental Army dated Jan, 1781; Col. Shepard's (4th) 
regt; enlisted Mar. 4, 1777; residence Spencer; enlistment during war. 

Bemiss. Jonas, Lieutenant, Capt John Wolcott's Co, of rangers, which marched 
on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; from Brookfield and Spencer; service 12 
days. 

Bemiss. Jonas jr., Spencer. Private Capt. Field's Co; Col. William Sheppard's 
(3rd) regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Mar. 4, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; also Capt. Reuben Slayton's Co; Col. Shepard's regt; 
muster return dated Valley Forge Jan. 30, 1778: residence Spencer; 
enlisted for town of Spencer, also muster rolls for July, Aug, Oct, and 
Nov. 1778; dated Camp at Providence; reported under confinement in 
Nov, 1778; also Colonel's Co; Col. Shepard's regt; muster roll for 
March and April 1779; dated Providence; enlisted Mar. 14 (also given 
Mar. 4) 1777; enlistment, during war; also Corporal Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan i, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also return 
taken to Dec. 31, 1780; dated West Point; also Capt. James Cooper's Co. 
Col. Shepard's (4th) regt; muster roll for May 1781. dated West Point; 
also Capt. Lebbens Drew's Co; Col. Shepard's regt; muster roll for June 
1 781; dated Phillipsburgh; reported promoted to Sergeant June 16, 1781; 
also Sergeant, muster roll for July 1781, dated Phillipsburgh; also mus- 
ter roll for Aug, 1781; also muster roll for Sept. 1781; dated Continental 
village; reported on command at Jersey; also muster roll for Oct, and 
Nov, 1781 ; reported on command at Jersey; also muster rolls for Jan, and 
Feb, 1782; dated York Hutts. 

Bemiss. Jonathan, Charlton. Private Capt. Field's Co; Col. William Sheppard's 
(3rd) regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Mar. i, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported invalided; also Capt. Reuben Slayton's 
Co; Col. Shepards regt; muster return dated Valley Forge Jan. 30,1778; 
residence Charlton; enlisted for town of Charlton; also muster rolls for 
July, Aug, Oct, and Nov., 1778; dated Camp at Providence; enlistment 



234 History of the Bemis Family. 

during war; reported on command cutting wood in Oct, and Nov. 1778; 
also Colonel's Co., Col. Shepard's regt; muster roll for Mar. and April 
1779, dated Providence, enlisted Mar. i. (also given Mar. 3.); reported 
on command at Boston Neck. 

Bemiss. Joseph, Charlton. Capt. Jonathan Carriel's Co; Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt; receipt for advance pay etc; dated Point Shirley June 13, 1776; 
also private; pay rolls for service from date of enlistment, May 17, 1776, 
to Nov. I, 1776, 5 mos, 15 days; muster roll for Aug-Oct, 1776, dated 
Hull; also pay roll for i mo. 4 days service in Nov, and Dec, 1776. 

Bemiss. Obadiah, Spencer. Private Capt. Field's Co; Col. William Sheppards 
(3rd) regt; Continental pay account for services from Mar. 4, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; also Capt Reuben Slayton's Co; Col. Shepard's regt; 
muster return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 30, 1778; residence Spencer, 
enlisted for town of Spencer; also muster rolls for July, Aug, Oct, and 
Nov, 1778, dated Camp at Providence; reported sick at Valley Forge in 
July and Aug, 1778; also Colonel's Co; Col. Shepard's regt; muster roll 
for Mar. and Apr. 1779; dated Providence; enlisted Mar. 24 (also given 
Mar. 4) 1777; enlistment during war; reported sick in hospital. 

Bemiss. Reuben, Private Capt. John Wolcott's Co. of rangers, which marched on 
the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 12 days. 

Bemiss. Samuel, Speucer. Corporal Capt. Joel Green's Co; Col. Ebenezer 
Learned 's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 26, 1775. 
Service 2 mos. 11. days; also Comp. return (probably Oct. 1775); also 
Capt. Jonathan Carriel's Co; Col. Josiah Whitney's regt; receipt for 
advance pay etc; dated Point Shirley, June 13, 1776; also Sergeant, pay 
rolls for service from date of enlistment May 17, 1776 to Nov. i, 1776, 
5 mos, 15 days; roll for Aug-Oct. 1776; dated Hull; also pay roll for 
I mo, 4 days service in Nov. and Dec. 1776; also Capt. David Prouty's 
Co; Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester Co.) regt; enlisted July 27, 1777; 
Discharged Aug. 28, 1777; service i mo. 8 days, marched to reinforce 
Northern Army by order of Genrl. Warner. 

Bemos. Arnasa ; Capt. John Cowle's Co; Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt; order for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, dated Cambridge, 
Dec. 23, 1775. 

Bemos. Eleazcr ; Charlton. Private Capt. William Campbell's Co; Col. Learned's 
regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted Apr. 26, 1775; service 
3 mos, I week, 5 days. 



History of the Bemis Family. 235 

Bemos. Jason; Concord. Private Capt. Simon Hunt's Co; Col. Brook's regt; 
return of men in camp at White Plains, (year not given.) 

Banos. Jeduthan; Weston (also given Lincoln). Descriptive list of men enlisted 
from Middlesex Co. for the term of nine mouths from the time of their 
arrival at Fishkill, July 8, 1778; Capt. Weston's Co; Col. Brook's regt. 
age 24 years; stature 5 ft. 7 in; residence Weston; also private 
Capt. Simon Hunt's Co; Col. Brook's regt; return of men in camp at 
White Plains, (year not given.) 

Bemos. John; Charlestown. Private Capt. Edward Blake's Co; Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted May 14, 1775; 
service 2 mos, 19 days. 

Bemos. John; Winchenden. Descriptive list of men enlisted from Worcester Co; 
for the term of 9 mos, from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 
19, 1778; Capt. Bowington's Co; Col. Sparhawk's regt; age 23 years; 
stature 5 ft, 8 in; complexion light; residence Winchenden. 

Bemus. Abijah; Paxton. List of men raised for the 6 mos. service, and returned 
by Brig. Genrl Paterson as having passed muster, in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Bcmus. Daniel, Matross Lieut. Ebenezer Mattoon's Co., Captain. Lieut. James 
Furinvall's detachment drafted from Genrl. Warner's Brigade; enlisted 
Sep. ID, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777: service 2 mos, 20 days, at 
the Northward. 

Bemus. Daniel; Lexington. Private Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt; list of men who 
agreed to serve 6 weeks from Dec. 31, 1776, dated Trenton; also list of 
men mustered in Suffolk Co. by Nathanial Barber, Muster Master, dated 
Boston Mar. 16, 1777; Capt. Pettingills Co; Col. Wesson's regt; also 
Capt Nathan Dix's Co; Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan i, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779- 

Bemus. Elijah, Westminster. Private Capt. Benjamin Edgell's Co; Col. John 
Jacob's regt; enlisted July 10, 1778; service 3 mos, 15 days; enlistment 
to expire Jan. i, 1779: also Muster roll for Jan-Aug, 1778; dated Free- 
town. 

Bemus. Elisha ]x, Framingham. Private Capt. Aaron Gardner's Co; Col. Brook's 
regt; return dated 1776. 

Bemus. Isaac; Winchester. Private Capt. Ezekial Knowlton's Co; Col. Dike's 
regt; return of men in service from Dec. 16, 1776, to Mar. i, 1777. 



236 History of the Beinis Family. 

Bentus. Jacob; Weston. Descriptive list of men enlisted from Middlesex Co, In 
1779, to serve in the Continental Army; age 22 years; stature 5 ft, 11 
in, complexion dark; residence Weston; delivered to Ensign Thomas 
Clark; also Major's Co; enlisted July 27, 1779: discharged Apr. 27, 
1780: enlistment 9 mos. 

Bemus. James, Private Capt. Thomas Mighill's Co; Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt; 
pay abstracts for Feb, and Mar. 1776. 

Bemus. Jason; Concord. Private Lieut. Ephraim Wheeler's Co; Col. Eleazer 
Brook's regt; marched from Concord to Roxbury for defense of Boston 
Mar. 4, 1776; service, 6 days. 

Bemus. Jeduthan; Matross. Lieut. Ebenezer Mattoon's Co; Capt. Lieut. James 
Furnivall's detachment drafted from Genrl. Warner's Brigade; enlisted 
Sep. 10, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service 2 mos. 20 days, at the 
Northward. 

Bemus. Jeduthan; Private Capt. John Hayward's Co; Col. Webb's regt; enlisted 
Sept. 22, 1781; discharged Dec. 4, 1781; .service 2 mos, 22 days; enlist- 
ment 3 mos. 

Bemus. Jesse; Spencer. Sergeant Capt. Chamber's Co; Col. Nixon's (6th) regt; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. i, 1780; to Apr. 7, 
1780; enlistment 3 years. 

Bemus. John; Order for cartridge boxes, signed by Capt. Jonathan Davis and 
Col. Frye, dated Cambridge, June 18, 1775. 

Bemus. John. List of men detached from Col. Brook's regt; to relieve guards at 
Cambridge (year not given); served in a company raised in Weston and 
commanded by Major Lamson. 

Bemus. John ; Charlestown. (also given Boston). Private Capt. John K. Smith's 
Co; Col. Calvin Smith's (late Wiggelsworth's) regt; Continental Army 
pay account's for service from Jan. i, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also Capt. 
Aaron Haynes' Co; Col. Wiggelsworth's regt; muster roll for May 1778, 
dated Valley Forge; also muster roll for June, 1778, dated "Camp 
Greenage"; also Capt. Smith's Co; Col. Wiggelsworth's regt; muster 
roll for Mar. and Apr. 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Jan. 1777; en- 
listment during war; reported on command at " Obdike Newton"; also 
Capt. Smith's Co; Col. Smith's regt; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. i, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780. 



History of the Bemis Family. 237 

Demus. Jonas, Private Major's Co; Col. Smith's regt; Continental Army pay- 
accounts for service from Jan. i, 1780, to Mar. 3, 1780; enlistment 3 
years or during war. 

Bemus. Joseph; Capt Sumner's Co; enlisted July 23, 1779; discharged Apr. 23, 
1780; enlistment, 9 mos. 

Bemus. Josiah. Bombardier; Capt. Perez Cushing's (7th) Co; Col. Thomas 
Craft's (Artillery) regt; pay rolls for service from Jan. i, 1778, to Apr. 
31, 1778, 4 mos; also pay roll for service from Nov. i, 1778, to Dec. 31, 
1778, 2 mos. 

Bemus. Luke ; Private Capt. John Walton's Co; Col. Eleazer Brook's regt, of 
guards; enlisted Jan. 12, 1778; roll made up to Feb. 3, 1778; service 22 
days, at Cambridge and Charlestown, guarding troops of Convention. 

Bemus. Nathanial ; Sergeant, Capt. John Walton's Co; Col. Eleazer Brook's 
regt. of Guards; enlisted Jan. 12, 1778; roll made up to Feb. 3, 1778, 
service 22 days at Cambridge and Charlestown, guarding troops of Con- 
vention. 

Bemus. Samuel ; Capt. Perez Chapin's Co; Col. Badlam's regt; return for cloth- 
ing delivered at Northfield, dated Apr. 23, 1787. 

Bemus. Thaddeus. Weston. Descriptive list of men enlisted from Middlesex Co, 
in 1779, for the term of 9 mos, from the time of their arrival at Spring- 
field; age 20 years; stature, 6 ft; complexion dark; residence Weston; 
delivered to Ensign T. Clark; also Major's Co; enlisted July 27, 1779; 
discharged Apr. 27, 1780; enlistment 9 mos. 

Bemus. Thaddeus; Seaman; State Sloop "Winthrop", Commanded by Capt. 
George Little; engaged Oct. 5, 1782; discharged Nov. 25, 1782; service 
I mo. 20 days. Roll dated Boston. 



SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 

Bemus. William M. Residence Jamestown N. Y. Major and Surgeon 3rd N. Y. 
Vol. Inftry. Enrolled May i, 1898, mustered out Dec. 10, 189S. 



INDEX TO BEMIS. 



A uame occurring on a page several times is indexed but once. 



Aaron, 24, 26, 108, 209. 

Abbie, 112, 202. E., 159- G-. 156- 

H., 82. J., S3. L., 82. M., 171. 

v., 179. 
Abel, 76, 195, 198. D., 24. 
Abigail, 6, 8, 14, 19, 24, 36, 62, 68, 75, 

84, 89, 92, 94, 108, 138, 178, 199, 

208, 213, 215, 216. A., 210. 
Abijah, 73, 107, 108, 109, 112, 224, 

,231. 235- 
Abner, 13, 224. 
Abraham, 59, 72, 90, 91, 92, 99, 217, 

220, 224. 
Absalom R., 146. 
Achsah, 29. A., 30. 
Ada C, 198. F., 168. I., 158. R.,82. 
Adah, 138. 

Adaline A., 117, 118. O., 167. S., 146. 
Addison, 113. L,., 162, 173. 
Adelaide C, 52. M., 121. 
Adelbert W. , 120. 
Adeline S., 50. 
Alanson, 24. 

Albert, 168. F., 31. L., 167. 
Albion F., 118. 
Alexander, 49, 51, 116. 
Alfred, 211. 
Alice, 31, 109. A., 120. C, 28. G., 

179. Iv., 22. M., 167. P., 205. 

R., 31, 202. W., 104. 
Aline M., 11. 



Almerin, 203. 

Almida, 32. 

Almira, 99. 

Alonzo A., 168. 

Alpha, 153, 174. 

Alpheus, 90, 108. 

Alston A., no. 

Altha A., 25. 

Alvin, 157, 159. J., 78. 

Amanda, 17. E., 168. 

Amarilla, 18. 

Amasa, 69, 109, 159, 162, 163, 166, 168, 

171, 224, 231, 234. T., 109. 
Amoreth A., 139. 
Amos, 91, 97, 98, 108, 109, 173, 221, 

224, 231. A., 1 10. 
Amy J., 167. L., i94- 
Andrew P., in. 
Aneariali, 108. 
Angela, 203. 

Angeline, 155, 171. C, 195. 
Ann, 56, 117, 137, 162. E., 48, 114, 

117, 169. J., 48. M., 46. 
Anna, 5, 34, 62, 70, 71, 74, 81, 91, 118, 

138, 175. 179- H., III. I., 12. 

J., 158. K., 77. O., 15. 
Annie, 42, 115. G., 181. H., 171. 

I., 158. L., 28. M., 70. McL., 

105. 
Annis, 7. 
Anstis, no. 



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Index to Bemis. 



Archie W. , 26. 

Arteraas, 81, 84. 

Arthur C, 167. I., 10, 11. R., 144. 

W., 12, 181. 
Asa, 81, 84, 156, 173, 174. 
Asahel, 213. 
Asaph, 154. 



Asenath, 168. 
Augusta A., 202. 
Augustine, 118. 
Augustus, 95, 182. 
Augustus F., 168. 
Aurlia, 51. 
Austin, 146, 147. 



F., 113. T., III. 



B. 



Barna, 18. 

Barnard, 153, 224. 

Belinda, 25. 

Belle, II. 

Benjamin, 13, 68, 124, 125, 130, 133, 

134, 163, 173, 220, 224, 232. F., 

95. W., 181. 
Beriah, 55. 
Bernold F., 77. 
Bertha L., 139. M., 167. 
Bertie B., 32. 



Bessie K. , 204. 

Bette, 89. 

Betsy, 13, 23, 24, 29, 34, 69, 77, 81, 88, 

90, 95. 99. "4. 151. 153. 156, 209. 

J., 88. 
Betty, 88, 153. 
Beulah, 108, 125, 161. 
Blanche, A, 28. 
Braman A., 172. 
Byron C, 82. 



Caleb, 199. 

Calista D., 84. 

i^lvin, 81, 82, 95. 

Carleton H., 198. 

CaTlo R. , no. III. 

Caroline, 21, 98, 122, 147, 205, 212, 215. 

A., no, 114, 149. C., 104. E., 

180. H., 157. I., no. 



R., 181. 
H., 195- 



S., 122. 
Carrie B., 54, 150. E., 48. 

I., 165. M., 198. 
Cassius C. , 30. 
Catherine, 9, 14, 55, 84, 113, 125, 137 

148, 161, 174, 177, 199, 215. 
Celestia F., 97. N., in. 
Celicia, 113. 
Cecil A., 17. 



Celista M., 77. 

Cephas, 154, 155. 

Cerocia, 204. 

C. H., 25. 

Chandler, 166. 

Charles, 43, 49, 85, 88, 89, 95, 113, 
148, 149, 151, 155, 157, 159, 163, 
164, 178, 179, 202, 211. A., 12, 
34, 78, III, 122, 150, 171. B., 
171, 197. C, 139, 195. E., 22, 
97, 158. F., 95, 165. G., 21. 
H., 164. I^. 82, III. N., 17. R., 
33, 120. S., 27. W., 26, 52, 88, 
116, 119, 150. 

Charlena, 70. 

Charlotte, 98. E. 152. R., 194. 

Charlmena N., 18. 



Index to Bemis. 



241 



Charity, 6S. 

Chartene S., 195. 

Cheney, 156, 157, 158. H., 159. 

Chester, A., 117. C, 11. 

Chileab, 36. 

Chloe, 169, 170, 211, 212. 

Christina, 196. 

Clara, F., 181. H. no. 

Clarence A., 85, B., 167. M., 159. 

Clarissa, 20, 88. L., 146. 

Clark T., 116. 



Clinton J., 30, 32. 

Content, 172. 

Converse, 94, 95. E. , 96. 

Cora, 19, 115. E. 116, 117, 166. M., 

2 to. 
Cordelia, 202. 
Cornelia H., 159. 
Cyane D., 194. 
Cynthia, 138, 155, 156, 202. A., 18, 

157, 200. 
Cyrus, 79, 119, 195- E., 122. W., 122. 



D. 



Deborah, 19, 82, 90. 
Delila, 80. 



Dana, 78. 

Danforth, 164, 168. 

Daniel, 34, 36, 42, 45, 50, 75, 76, 99, Deliverance, 80, 85. 

107, 112, 141, 213, 215, 216, 218, DenmanW., 48. 

220,221, 224, 225, 232, 235. C, 8. Dexter, 88, 148, 164, 168. 

G.,i6, 17. W., 14, 15,69, 115, 215. Diadama, 80. 

Daphne, 112. Dinah, 66, 107. 

David, 6, 12, 14, 15, 17, 55, 76,79, 144, Dolly, 29, 81, 173. A., 170. 

147, 148, 149, 175, 177, 178, 181, Dorothy, 210. 

219, 225, 232. A., 113, 116. H., Dudley, 54. 

16, 17. Dwight ly., 86. 



Earl A., 167. W., 156. 
Early, 32. 
Earnest F. , 26. 
Ebenezer, 20, 85. 
Edgar W., 167. 



15. P. 150. S., 181. W., 70, 
118. 
Edwin, 99, 168. A., 166, 168. C, 
no. L., II. P., 109. R., 152. 
W., 198. 



Edith A., 199. H., 151. J., 120. W., Elbridge G., 77, 78. 

204. Eldridge S., 158. 

Edmon, 210. Eleanor, 49. A., 168. G., 12. S., 122. 

Edmund, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 123, Eleazer, 141, 142, 212, 225, 232, 234. 

140, 152, 199, 209, 225, 232. A., A., 113. 

II. Eli, 77- E., 88. E-, i94- 

Edson B., 199. Elias, 13, 161, 166, 170, 171, 172, 235. 
Edward, 149, 150, 175, 217. A., 87. Elijah, 19, 20, 21, 22, 118, 119, 121, 

C.,86. F.,io. H., 84, 150. E., 173.177.214,226,232,235. 



242 



Index to Beniis. 



Elisha, 73, 88, ii8, 223. M., 51. 

Eliza, 83, 88, 97, 154. A., 113. C, 
137. E., 150. 

Elizabeth, 7, 34, 35, 42, 45, 59, 64, 65, 
68, 70, 73, 74, 75, 89, 90, 94, 119, 
124, 148, 150, 153, 157, 162, 165, 
172, 210, 212, 215. A., 195. E., 
156. F., 109, 179. H., 155. J., 
77. L-, 194. M., 149, 181, N., 
194. S., 170. 

Ella, 97, 203. E., 158. F., 118. G., 
168. I., 158. J., 203. M., 167. 
S., 115, 172. 

Ellen, 98, 100, 214. A., 170, 171. E., 
155- F-- 99- M., 164. 

Elma T., 120. 

Elmira, 15, 166, 171. 

Elsa, 112. 

Elsie Iv., 159- 

Elvira, 119, 158. 

Elwyn H., 120. 

Emma, 115, 203. A., iii, 158. E., 
no, J., 22, 167. L-, 152. N., 
166. W., 12. 



Emeline, 14, 150, 162, 166. A., 146. 

H., 202. P., loi. 
Emery, 78, 93, 100, 102, 103, 105, 119, 

138. 
Emmet H., 52. 
Emil H., 198. 
Emily, 88, 95, 149, 150, 154, 158. E., 

II. J., 88. P., 150. U., 149, 

W., 137. 
Enoch, 81, 84. 
Ephraim, i, 4, 5, 34, 35, 36, 37. S., 

96. 
Erastus, 15, 16. 
Ernest S., 22. 
Esther, 88, 89, 153, 157, 162, 175, 177, 

199. R., 78. 
Ethel W., 167. 
EttaM., 34. 

Ezra, 13, 118, 121, 199. C, 122. G., 

200, 201. 
Eugene, 204. A., 117. 

Eunice, 85, 89, 140, 168. F., 120. S., 

168. 
Ezekial, 213. C. 100. 



Fannie, 24, 160, 199. A., 12, 30, E., 
26, 179. L., 149. M., 121. 

Fidelio, 203. 

Fitz-Henry, 114, 115. 

Flora A., 116. E., 27. 

Florence, 11, 152. E., 31, 51. L-, 167, 
202. T., 28. 

Florinda A., 26. 

Foster, 164. 

Francelona M., 213. 

Frances, 202. A., 113, 172. E., 115, 
116, 167. J., 116. L., 87. R., 52. 



Francis, 96, 119, 182. D., 

98. 
Frank A., 11, 117, 118. E., 

H., 23. J., 83. L., 70, 

M., 107, 155. W., 19, 

167. 
Franklin, 116, 117, 141. A., 
Fred, 106. A., 167. I., 12. 

173- 
Frederick, 95. A., 170. C, 

152. P., 28. W., 22. 
Freeland, 114. 



17. S. 



15. 


147- 


115. 


116. 


24, 


86, 


117. 




w. , 


162, 


82. 


H., 



Index to Be mis. 



243 



George, 24, 85, 89, 95, 99, 112, 119, 
148, 149, 150, 154, 182, 194, 215. 
A., 86, 87, 109, no, 152, 198. E., 
22, 69, 201, 202. F., 81, 82. G., 
201. H., 45, 51, 53, 87, 115, 174, 
195, 197. L., 82, 83, 14S. M., 
30. 0.,203. P., 54, 104, 105, 106, 



107, 147. W., 21, 77, 78, no, 137, 

142, 150, 215, 216. 
Gertrude M., 52, 118. 
Gideon, 217. 
Gilbert C, 18, 21. 

Grace, 57, 72, 165. H., 120. P., 12. 
Grizel, 112. 



H. 



Hannah, 29, 33, 59, 61, 62, 66, 71, 76, 
79, 100, 114, 144, 153, 165, 174, 
176, 178, 179, 210, 211. B., 155. 
E., 180. S., 215. 

Harlan A., 82. 

Harold B., 11. 

Harriet, 81,85, 112, 119, 198. E., 149, 
158, 164, 165, 172. J., 214. L., 
18. M., 27. N., 49, 152. W., 

155- 
Harrison O., 139. 
Harry, 24, 25, 85, 115. C, 115, 165, 

211. E., 167. F., 167. W., 34. 
Harvey C, 84. 

Hattie, A., 32. H., 159. S., S3. 
Hazel, 116. M., 19. 
H. C.,25. 
Helen, II, 115. A., 167. F. , 205. M., 

52. O., 52. 

Ida A., 96, 166. J., 121. M., 18. 

Ina F., 167. 

Ira, 112, 203. W., 213. 

Irene, 86. 

Irving K., 22. 



I. 



Helena, L. F., 53. 

Hellen, 159. 

Henrietta E. , 198. L., 215. 

Henry, 75, 86, 87, 95, 118, 157, 172, 
182, 217, 223. A., 119, 202. C, 
158, 195. D., 147, 169. E., 150, 
201. F.,84. H., 30, 31, 109, 213, 
L., 23. M., 201. P., 12, 26. S., 
10. v., 86., W., 148, 168. 

Hepzibah, 91, 109. 

Herbert, B., 167. W., 117, 139. 

Herman E., 104. H., 115, 116. 

Hervey K., 165, 

Hirman, 85, 119, 157. C, 158. M., 
155. N., 122. 

Horace, 16, 80, 112, 119, 149, 151. E., 
165. 

Howard R., 11. 

Huldah, 109, 176. G., 197. 

Isaac, 59, 91, 94, 95, 96, 112, 146, 
17S, 194, 217, 219, 220, 221, 226, 
235- P-. 99- v., 179. 

Israel, 173. 

Izanah, 95, 107. 



Jackson, 112. D., 48. 
Jacob, 91, 118, 226, 236. 



James, 36, 37, 41, 44, 49, 54, 75, 76, 
137, 182, 183, 211, 217, 218, 220. 



244 



Index to Bemis. 



221, 223, 226, 236. D., 133. G., 
199. H., 54, 84, 164, 165. H. B., 
loi. N., 17. N. McC, 16. S., 
95. T., 215. W., 165. 

Jane, 54. A., 48, 142. C, 139. E., 
27, 164. G., 50. M., 50. 

Janet B., 17. 

Janette, 171. 

Jason, 195, 196, 227, 235, 236. 

Jedidiah, 44. 

Jeduthan, 75, 221, 227, 235, 236. 

Jemima, 112, 138, 141. 

Jennett D., 139. 

Jennie, 150. E., 159. P., 172- 

Jeremiah, 76, 79. 

Jeremy, 218. 

Jesse, 90, 144, 148, 227, 232, 236. 

Jessie B., 194. W-, 70. 

Joanna, 90, 96, 99, 203. 

Joel, 90, 91, 99, 125, 139, 221. M., 158. 

John, I, 5, 13, 14, 33, 39, 40, 55, 58, 
62, 64, 70, 71, 74, 89, 90, 96, 108, 
112, 113, 138, 140, 141, 145, 146, 
151, 152, 156, 159, 177, 183, 195, 
199, 202, 203, 204, 210, 212, 218, 
219, 220, 223, 227, 228, 233, 235, 
236. A., 137. B., 14. C, 115. 
E., 15, 30, 146, 147. H., 27, 191. 



M., 164, 165, 211. Q., 150. S., 

51, 52, 172. W., 83, 121, 194. 
Jonas, 20, 22, 37, 91, 99, 100, 124, 125, 

173, 174, 195, 210, 218, 219, 221, 

223, 228, 233, 239. 
Jonathan, 59, 76, 80, 81, 83, 85, 97, 

125, 175, 176, 177, 181, 182, 229, 

233. W., 182. 
Joseph, I, 4, 5, 6, 13, 35, 58, 64, 66, 

68, 89, 107, 108, 140, 141, 203, 

212, 222, 229, 234, 239. C, 32. 

D. 33. G., 202. N., 33. T., 15. 
Joshua, 7, 69, 123, 159, 160, 166, 169, 

170, 172, 173, 229. E., 172. S., 

96. W., 70. 
Josiah, 72, 77, 78, 79, 89, 90, 215, 217, 

222, 229, 237. 
Jotham, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 54. 
Judith, 125, 174. J., 55. 
Judson, 147. C, 31. M., 30, 31. S., 

31- 
Julia, 25, 95, 196, 203. A., 99, 109, 

III, 119, 212. E., 10, 117. F., 

105. H., no. 
Juliana P., 45, 53. \V., 45. 
Juliett, 122. F., 195. 
Justin W., 120, 121. 
J. W., 52. 



Karl B., 197. 

Kate, 44, 107. C, 10. \V.,48. 



K. 



Katherine, 211. 
Kezia, 68. 



Iv. 

I^aura, 151, 164, 166, 201. A., 201. Leander, 80. 

E., 137. L., 201. M., 158. Leon M., 84. 

Lathrop, 8. Leonard, 25, 94. A., 119, 197. 

Lavinia, 100, 121. B., 214. M., 78. Leroj' M., 120. 



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245 



Levi, 13, 1 12. B., 197. 

Lewis, 100, 112, 170, 175. S., 201, 

203. T., III. W., 170. 
Libbie A., 52. 
Liberty, 69. 

LiUie, 117. C, 11. S., 78. Y., 78. 
Lizzie, 86, 204. A., 78. G., 121. J., 

167. P., III. R., 120; 
Loella M., 120. 

Lois, 76, 79, 83, 85,89. L.,167. W.,76. 
Lorenzo, 166. 
Loring, 21. 
Lot, 88. 
Lottie, 117. 
Louis S. , 70. 
Louisa, 80, 84, 96, 174. J., 100. M., 

168. 
Louise, 95. A., 18, 158. AL, 104. S., 

102. 



Lovetta, 33. 

Lucelia, 166. 

Lucinda, 79, 90, 113. S., 12. 

Lucius, 119. 

Lucretia, 79, 146, 152, 163. M., 148. 

W., 164. 
Lucy, 14, 53, 69, 83, 88, 95, 98, 112, 

118, 156, 158, 159, 171, 174. A., 

21, 96, 181. E., 84, 96, 200. G., 

31. M., 120, 152. S., 96. 
Luke, 89, 177, 179, 181, 196, 210, 229, 

237. E., 197. 
Lulu B., 32. 
Lura, 152. 
Luther, 81, 86. G., 81, 82. H., 

167. 
Lydia, 24, 37, 42, 59, 72, 75, 89, 108, 

109, III, 112, 125, 141, 169. 
Lyman, 146. W., 157. 



M. 



Mabel, 165. C, 12. E., 211. F., 139. 

G., 213. 
Madeline M., 109. 
Malinda, 213. 
Malvina A., 17. 
Mamie, 165. 
Manfred E., 210. 
Marcy M., 214. 
Margaret, 202. L-, 194. 
Maria, 83, 86, 89, 90, 97, 119, 170, 

174. A., 171. E., 170. L., 114, 

152- 
Marianna, 21. 
Marie, 166. 
Marien E., 84. 
Marinda L-, 201. 
Marion, 115. L-, 167. V., 11. 
Maijorie, 151. 



Martha, i, 4, 49, 75, 76, 81, 86, 98, 
100, 112, 133, 155, 157, 159, 179. 
A., 120, 121, 157. E., 158. G., 

180. L-, 27. W., 137. 

Martin, 170, 171. D., 112. L., 82. 

P- 54- 
Mary, i, 3, 5, 6, 37, 47, 50, 55, 56, 58, 
65, 68, 69, 75, 84, 85, 86, 88, 90, 92, 
93. 95. 96, 100, 107, 109, 112, 113, 
117, 118, 124, 126, 130, 136, 137, 
145, 147, 148, 165, 175, 177, 178, 

181, 210, 212. A., 23, 78, 86, 89, 
114, 122, 154, 204, 215, 216. B., 
Ill, 144, 197. C, 113, 165, 181, 
197, 203, 211, 216. E., 23, 90, 96, 
III, 121, 179, 181, 195, 198, 200, 
211, 213. F., 187, 194. G., 100, 
no. H., 30. J., 83, III. K., 



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Marshall, 95, 107. M., 97. 

121. I,., 121, 147, 19! 

139, 209. O., 32. S 

W., 180. 
Matilda, 147. 
Matthew P., 50, 52. 
Mattie O., 150. 
Maud, 12, 31. A., 25. 
May A., 25. I^., 84. 
Medora, 204. 
Mehetable W., 149. 
Mehitable, 43, 124, 133. P., 51- 
Melinda, 14, 15. 
Melissa, 19. 



Mercy, 17, 24, 77, 196, 215. 
M., 45, Merrick, 114. 
31, 167. Mildred E., 139. R., 167. 
Milo, 198. 
Mindwell, 46. 
Minnie, 25, 54. E., 201. 

W., 16S. 
Mirriam, 211. F., 30. 
M. M., 210. 
Molly, 69, 160, 173. 
Moody, 112. 
Morris, N., 53. 
Moses, 153, 154, 156. 
Muriel, L-, i97- 



L., 83, 87. 



N. 



Nabby, 89. 

Nancy, 33, 41, 85, 88, 95, 107, 125, 154, 

162,164,169,174. C.,154. L-,I22. 
Narcissa T., 142. 
Nathan, 153, 156. M., 200, 202. 
Nathanial, 36, 73, 75, 88, 123, 153, 154, Newton B., 17. 

177, 178, 222, 223, 229, 230, 237. Nilson C, 112. 

O., 200, 202. 



NattieE., 181. 

Nellie, 32, 118, 150, 15S. A., 23, 

no. E., 34. M., 167, 197. T., 

168. 
Nettie, 83. N., 195. 



O. 



Obadiah, 112, 173, 230, 234. 

Olive, 213. 

Oliver, 80. W., 79, 213. 

Oriana R., 120. 

Orlando, 204. 



Orpha, 201. 
Orvilla J., 120. 
Oscar, 116, 168. 
Osgood J., 83. 
Otis, 146, 148, 175. 



P. 



Pamelia, 171. K., 172. 

Patience, 210. 

Patty, 79, 141. W., 75. 

Pauline, 54. 

Pearson, 34. 



Persis, 145, 162, 163, 169. N., 166. 

Peter, 118. 

Phebe, 68, 169, 173, 210. 

Philanda, 24. 

Phillip, 5, 6, 23, 24. 



hidex to Bemis. 



247 



Phinehas, 74, 89, 90, 112, 140, 222, 230. Prescott W., 147. 
Poll}-, 20, 23, 24, 34, 62, 69, 92, 141, Produces., 76. 
145, 160. 199. S., 75. Prudence, 169. 



R. 



Rachal A., 216. Z., 180. 

Ralph S., 120. 

Rebecca, i, 4, 36, 78, 124, 125, 130, 

133. 136. 144. 146, 173- 
Regina, 7. 
Relief, 138. 
Reuben, 33, 34, 89, 90, 125, 133, 138, 

144, 173, 195, 198, 219, 222, 230, 

234- 
Richard, 204. 
Robert E., 107, 179, 181. H., 167. 

W., I So. 
Robertson W., 52. 



Rosa A., 86. L., 82, 85. M., 87. 

Rosalie M., 96. 

Rosamund D., 137. 

Rosella N., 155. 

Rovrena, 82. 

Roxana, 14, 119. 

Roger E., 167. W., 197. 

Roscoe M., 199. 

Royal, 89. 

Rugy, 213. 

Ruth, 36, 68, 108, 109, 133, 141, 153, 
154. 159. 199. 213. D., 33. E., 
148. F., 99. McC, 17, 69. ■ 



Sally, 39, 40, 42, 69, 76, 77, 81, 94, 
118, 119, 121, 141, 170, 199. L., 
194, 200. N., 122. W., 77. 

Samantha, 156. 

Samuel, 13, 19, 25. 29, 59, 90, 112, 123, 
124, 13S, 223, 234, 237. A., 196, 
197. D., 77. F., 113, 114. G., 
95, 100. 107. H., 194. M., 187, 
192, 194. N., 16, 17. 

Sarah, i, 3, 13, 20, 24, 25, 36, 48, 52, 
66, 67, 68, 75, 79, 87, 88, 90, 91, 
108, 113, 115, 119, 123, 124, 144, 
153, 159, 160, 163, 171, 182, 209, 
211, 213. A., 78, 82, 122, 199. 
C, 205. D., 180. E., 84, 115, 
116, 196, 209. F., 158. H., 55. 
I., 82, 116. J., 96, 162. L., 168. 
P., 72. S., 169. W., 78, 79, 182. 

Selah, 149. 



213, 230. F., 



Selden B., 54. 
Semira, 203. 
Seraph, 152. 
Seth, 178, 182, 217. 
Sibbilah, 138, 144. 
Silas, 145, 151, 152, 

165. 
Silence, 204. A., 205. 
Sophia, 28. C, 18. 
Sophronia, 8, 113. L., m. 
Stebbins, F., 104. 
Stella, 54. A., 121. E., 15. 
Stephen, 7, 23, 24, 28, 29, 230. 

10, 30. C, 8, 9. H., 14, 
Stuart H., 54. 
Suky, 141. 
Sumner, 15, 20. 
Susan, 95, 97, loi, 102, 103, 142, 152, 

164, 196. A., 196. B., 93. E., 



A. 
iS. 



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Index to Beniis. 



119, 139. H., 142. J., 48. M., Sybil, 78. 

116, 117. P., 125. Sylvanus, 141. 

Susannah, 20, 21, 58, 59, 65, 66, 73, Sylvester, 68, 69, 160, 219. 

90, 91, 97, 99, 140, 206, 210. Sylvia, 29. 



Tabitha, 99. 

Thaddeus, 89, 223, 231, 237. 

Thankful, 177. B., 49. 

Theodora, 213. 

Theodore, 152. 

Thirza, 85. 



Udolphio, 203. 
Varenes, 85, 86. 



Wait, 125, 138, 172. 

Waldo, 113, 117. H., 121. 

Wallace I,., 168. 

Walter C, 167. E., 167. S., 70. 

Warren, 96. B., 23. S., 18, 19. 

Washington I., 78. 

Wealthy A., 155. 

Welcome, 172. 

Welles A., 26, 28. 

Wilfred W. , 70. 



T. 



Thomas, 6, 34, 42, 45, 76, 77, 219, 223, 
231. A., 48. B., 15. O., 10, 12. 
K., 157. W., 205. 

Tilly, 156, 157, 158. M., 48. 

Timothy, 74, 75, 76, 85. 

Tryphena, 40, 42, 43, 54. 

Tyler, 109, no. 



U. 



V. 



W. 



Willard, 25, 26, 109. G., 139. S., 26. 

William, 6, 7, 14. 24, 29, 32, 33, 38, 
42, 47, 54, 95, 113, 123, 141, 144, 
145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 154, 210. 
A., 162, 172. C, 10, II, 32, 150. 
E., 27, 87, 122, 199. F., 211. H., 
14, 96. L., 8, 23. M., 54, 70, 
149, 215, 216, 237. N., 165. O., 
109, no. P., 29, 48, 51, 52. R., 
34. S., II, 196. W., 25, 27, 28. 



Z. 



Zachariah, 231. 



Zaccheus, 6, 23, 29, 231. 



INDEX TO NAMES OTHER THAN BEMIS. 



A name occurring on a page several times is indexed but once. 



Abbot, Betsy, 72. 

Acuif, Ella, S., 115. George B., 115 
George N., 115. Harold B., 115 

Adair, Mary B., 70. 

Adams, Abigail, 92, 153. Arnold B. 
22. Betsy, 124, 153, 173, 174, 
Catherine P., 137. Charles G. 
139. Constance E., 114. Cordelia 
202. David, 153, 174. Dolly, 173 
Elmer J., 22. Eleazer, 112. Elias 
62, 71. Elizabeth, 92, 99, 172 
Emeline H., 202. Ephraim, 213 
Esther L., 114. Esther L. G., 114 
Francis, 124, 173. George S., 139 
Grant, 41. Hannah, 153. James 
62, 71. Jemima, 112. John, 92 
126, 137. Joseph, 202. Levi, 161 
Lucious A., 114. Mary, 62, 71, 73 
175. Nancy, 201. Park, 41. Polly 
161. Ruth, 213. Samuel H., 41 
42. Susan, 139. Thankful, 202 
Tracy A., 22. 

Alberson, Sarah A., 209. 

Albright, Anna 1,., 48. Catherine M., 
48. Harrison, 48. 

Alexander, Minnie W., 168. 

Allair, Maria, 128. 

Allen, Benjamin P., 93. Elizabeth, 93. 
Levi, 8. Maria, 86. Nathanial, 
74. Reliance, 204. Ward E., 8. 

Allenstatter, Ellen C, 47. 



Allerton, Jane A., 209. 

Almy, Fannie G., 23. Frederick W., 

23. Ellen L. T., 93. George L., 

93. Henry C. 23. 
Ames, Jane, 43. Mary, 8. Nathan, 8. 
Amidon, Alfred P., 105. Alice, 105. 

Alice A., 105. Phillip R., 105. 

Susan P., 105. 
Andress, Asenath, 42. 
Andrus, John, 40. 
Angier, Persis, 119, 121. Rev. 4. 
Annis, Abigail, 6, 210. 
Antes, Abner, 137. Abner B., 137. 

Eliza C, 137. Eliza \V., 137. 

Frank T., 137. Helen E., 137. 

Kate B., 137. Mary, 137. Sarah 

H., 137- 

Apple, Nathan, 14. 

Armstrong, Rosa A., 86. 

Arnold, Adelaide M., 121. Fannie W., 
121. Heartwell W. , 121. John, 43. 
Mary B., 43. Tryphena A., 43. 

Arthur, Chester A., 130. 

Ashcroft, Jediah, 19. Julia M., 19. 

Aspden, Emma, 46. 

Atkins, Jane, 45. 

Austin, Lucy, 112. 

Ayres, Andrew, 204. Augusta, 205. 
Benjamin, 138. Beulah, 138. Cath- 
erine, 205. Charles G., 205. Clar- 
ence L-, 205. Joseph, 205. Julia 



250 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



A., 204. Mary C, 205. Mary G., 
205. Relief, 138. Robert ly. F., 
205. Samuel H., 205. Sarah C. 



B., 205. William N., 205. Wil- 
liam T., 204. 



B. 



Babcock, Hannah, 72. 

Backus, Elizabeth, 63. Hebe, 64. Syl 
vanus, 64. 

Bacon, Abigail, 151. Charles H., 151 
Daniel, 151, 152. Ella E., 152 
Eliza E., 151. Frederick A., 151 
Harriet E., 151. Harrison, 151 
Kate M., 151. Eydia, 59 
Walter A., 152. 

Bailey, Mary A., 63. Mary C, 63. 
Thomas J., 63. 

Baird, Professor, 131. 

Baker, Bradish, 29. Elivara M., 147. 
James E., 147. Polly, 83. Re- 
becca, 33. 

Baldwin, Benjamin, 156. Betsy, 156. 
Charles, 156. Cynthia, 156. David, 

144. Edward C, 51. Frank M. , 
51. Hannah, 145. Jonathan, 144. 
Joseph, 145. E., 112. Eevi, 156. 
Louis O., 51. Eucy, 145. Mary, 

145, 156. Olive, 13. Persis, 145. 
PhebeR., 51. T. D., 51. W. P., 
51. William, 145. Zorobabel, 145. 

Ball, Hannah, 206. John, 206. Jona- 
than, 2. Lydia, 60. Mary, 57. 
Susanna, 176. 

Ballard, Betsy J., 88. Eeander, 88. 
Nancy, 96. 

Bancroft, Daphne, 112. D. W., 112. 

Banker, Adelia, 122. Joseph W., 122. 
Nellie, 122. Sally N., 122. 

Bannister, Aaron, 160. Fanny, 160. 

Barber, Thomas, 132. 



Barger, Mary, 47. 

Barnard, Abigail, 65. Betsey, 65. 
Daniel, 65. David, 65. Elizabeth, 

64, 65, 123. Hannah, 65. Isaac, 

65. James, 55, 59, 64, 65. John, 
123. Jonas, 59, 64, 65. Judith, 
55, 64. Leonard, 65. Lydia, 65. 
Samuel, 36. Sarah, 65, 123. 
Thomas, 65. 

Barnes, Aaron, 207. Ann E., 48. 
Martha, 207. 

Barnett, Eugenia, 194. 

Barney, Elizabeth, 45. Samuel C, 45. 

Barns, Mattie E., 181. 

Barret, Francis J., 33. 

Barrett, Elizabeth, 114. Martha S., 
212. 

Barrows, Minnie, 54. 

Barry, Abby V., 179. Charles I., 179. 

Bartlett, Ada C, 198. Caroline, 147. 
Caroline A., 149. E. M., 198. 
Julia E., 198. Reuben, 147. 

Barton, Jennison, 149. Selah, 149. 

Bascom, Sarah, 12. 

Battles, Nellie M., 167. 

Baum, Mary, 146. 

Baxter, Cynthia, 156. Ezekial, 156. 
Lydia, 156. 

Bayley, Mary, 8. Robert, 8. 

Beaman, Abigail, 7. Abigail P., 7. 
Anna, 7. Annis, 7. David, 7. 
Ezra, 7. Herman, 7. Ira, 7. Jo- 
seph, 7. Polly, 7. Sarah, 7. So- 
phrouia, 7. 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



251 



Beard, Elizabeth, 33. 

Bebee, Rhoda, 14. 

Beckwith, Abigail, 84. Charles A., 84. 
Justin H., 84. Sarah E., 84. 

Beebe, Rebecca, 213. 

Beede, Huldah, 94. 

Beers, Betsy, 125. Polly, 125. Rich- 
ard, 125. Waity, 125. 

Belden, Betsy, 69. Salmon, 69. 

Belknap, Nancy, 95, 107. 

Bell, Dolly, 170. 

Bellows, Betsy, 1 19. 

Beman, Ruth, 213. 

Benjamin, Elizabeth, 66. William, 56. 

Bennet, Emily, 50. Stella M., 162. 

Bennett, Henry S., 46. Lucile, 46. 
Mary J., 46. Willard S., 46. 

Bent, Anna F., 71. Betty, 4. Hope- 
still, 71. 

Benton, Elijah, 64. Eunice, 8. Nancy, 
64. 

Berry, Chester, 147. Elivara M., 147. 
Emeline A., 146. Florence N., 

146. Hattie L., 147. Jessie F., 

147. John, 146. John L., 146. 
John R., 146. Mary, 146. Sum- 
ner, 147. Thankful, 49. 

Bevans, Abigail, 208. 

Bigelow, Abigail, 94. Benjamin, 35. 
Betsy, 114. Elizabeth, 35, 114. 
Hannah, 74. James, 35. John, 3. 
Jonathan, 35. Joshua, 35. Eu- 
cretia, 206. Lydia, 57. Mary, 
35,181. Mercy, 73. Mindwell, 35. 
Phillip, 114. Roger, 57. Sarah, 
35, 73. Solomon, 35. 

Billings, Jonas, 88. Eucy, 88. 

Bird, Amos, 43. Clarissa, 43. Nel- 
son, 43. 



Bixby, Sarah, 43. 

Blake, Sarah A., 197. 

Blakeslee, Cynthia A., 200. Harry, 
200. Henry, 200. Horace, 201. 
Laura L-, 201. Eorenzo S., 201. 
Mary L., 201. Nancy, 201. Os- 
car, 200. 

Blanchard, Eibbie A., 52. 

Blanchford, Nancy, 47. 

Blodgett, Andrew, 12. Charles A., 12. 
Hannah, 114. Nellie G., 12. 
Sally, 29. 

Bloomer, Elizabeth, 185. 

Bly, Aurlia, 51. Theron F., 51. 

Bodwell, J. C, 213. 

Bond, Amos, 67. Anna, 65, 67. Charles, 
176. Daniel, 64, 65. Elizabeth, 
65, 67, 175. Hannah, 64, 176. 
Henry, 176. John, 3, 64. Joseph, 
65. Mary A., 89. Rhoda, 67. 
Ruth, 65. Sarah, 61, 206. Silas 
W., 52. Stephen, 65. Susanna, 
176. William, 66, 67. 

Bosworth, Mrs., 196. 

Boughton, James R., 50. Julia A., 50. 
Russell, 50. William S., 50. 

Bouley, Josephine, 167. 

Bouton, Edmund, 46. Servis L., 46 

Bowen, Abigail, 62. Abigail K., 63 
Abijah, 73, 74. Angeline, 63 
Anna, 61,88. Benjamin, 63. Betsy 
63. Catherine, 63. Charles, 63 
Chester, 64. Cornelius H., 64 
Edward, 73, 74. Elizabeth, 63 
Emeline, 63. Erastus, 64. Gran- 
ville, 63. Henderson L., 63. Hep- 
zibah, 62, 63. Hirman J., 63. John 
M., 63. Joseph W., 63. Josiah, 
61, 63. Lois, 63, 64. Lydia, 64. 



252 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Margaret E., 64. Mary, 61, 63, 64, 
65. Mary A., 63. Mary C, 63. 
Nancy, 64. Olive, 151. Phine- 
has, 63, 64. Polly, 63, 74. Polly 
A., 21. Rown, 63. Rolanson, 63. 
Sarah, 61, 62, 63, 64, 88. Sarah 
A., 150. Sarah S., 74. Sophia, 
64. Susan, 74. Susannah, 61. 
Timothy, 63. William, 61, 63. 
William J., 63. 

Bowers, Julia, 95. 

Bowman, Anna, 177. 

Bowne, Jessie, 128. Robert S., 128. 

Boyd, Betsy, roo. Francis A., 100. 
Joseph, 100. Mary J., 100. Rel- 
epha, 49. Robert, 100. Trj'phena, 

54- 
Boyden, Electa, 24. Elizabeth, 17. 

Thomas, 14. 
Bradlej', Annie M., 63. Eliza J., 63. 

Hepzibah, 63. Isaac, 63. Joseph, 

63. W^illiam, 63. 
Brewer, Asa, 82. Deborah, 82. Mrs., 

196. 
Bridge, Abigail, 178. Anna, 70. Mary, 

178. Nathaniel, 178. 
Brigham, Dolly, 170. Mary, 9. Nancy, 

144. Nathaniel, 170. Sarah E., 

209. Samuel, 209. 
Bright, Anna, 177. Mary, 56, 91, 176, 

177. Nathaniel, 56, 177. Sarah, 

68. 
Brooks, Ann E., 114. Benjamin, 114. 

Caroline E., 114. Eli T., 114. 

Elizabeth, 114. Esther, 114. Es- 
ther E-, 114- Franklin C, 114. 

Franklin E., 114. George F., 114. 

Harriet E., 114. Henry C, 114. 

Herbert M., 114. Jane, 45. 



John, 45. Lilian M., 114. Sara 
B., 114. 

Bronsden, Martha, 179. 

Brown, Abraham, 56, 61. Alpheus, 
58. Caroline, 215. Caroline A., 
no. Charlotte, 105. Dorothy, 61. 
Eunice, 207. Fredrick, 105. George 
W., 20. Gilman B., 26. Grace, 
56. John, 61,62, 63. Jonas, 208. 
Julia F., 105. Lucretia, no, 146. 
Lydia, 72. Martha, 94. Patience, 
58. Relief, 208. Samuel, no, 
146. Selah, 149. Thankful, 207. 

Brownell, Anna E., n7. Charles 
L,., 117. Harold A., 117. 

Brownlee, Jennie, 16. John, 16. 

Browning, Lois L., 167. 

Brownwell, Betsj', 46. Charles, 46. 
Jane A., 46. John, 46. Luther, 
46. Thomas, 46. William M., 46. 

Br3'an, Francis E., 194. Joseph B., 
194. Louise, 194. Margaret B., 
194. Samuel, 194. 

Buchannan, Johanna, 99. 

Buck, Hester, 208. 

Buckminster, Sibella, 144. Sibillah, 

159- 

Bugbee, Abigail, 84. Daniel, 81. Har- 
riet, 81. 

Bullard, AbbyF., 166. Amasa B., 166. 
Anna, 177. Dexter, 166. Hattie, 
166. Joel S., 166. Persis N., 166. 
Sophia, i66. 

Burdick, Alonzo, 10. Francis A., 10. 

Burgess, Mercy, 215. 

Burleigh, RhodaS. , 214. 

Burnell, Madison, 53. 

Burr, Susannah, 142. 

Burritt, Mary, 64. William, 64. 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



253 



Burroughs, Richard, 64. Sarah, 64. 

Burt, Melvina, 47. 

Butler, Joseph, 20. Lucy, 20. 

Butts, Dora E., 47. Glenna, 47. Hor- 
ace, 47. Horaces., 47. Inez, 47. 
Iva, 47. Morris S., 47. Roy D., 47. 



Butter, Charles, 14. 

Butterfield, Elizabeth, 212. Harriet, 

10. Mehitable, 212. Rosa, 30. 

Samuel, 212. William, 212. 
Buttrick, Elizabeth, 73. Tilly, 73. 



Caldwell, Abby F., 166. 
Campbell, Mary, 8. Mary E., 181. 
Capen, Abraham, 162. Alford, 162. 

Alonzo, 162. Anna, 162. Aurelia, 

162. James, 162. Susannah, 162. 
Canfield, Anna, 62. 
Cardwell, Nancy, 96. 
Carley, Laura, 201. Rufus, 201. Sally, 

201. 
Carpenter, Ann E., 169. Governor, 

143. Martha, 161. Nancy, 115. 
Carr, Carrie, 122. 
Carter, Annie, 69. 
Cartwright, Olive, 208. 
Caryl, Levi, 24. 
Casee, May, 169. 
Cate, Ina F., 167. 

Caulkins, Eveline, 161. Ursula, 161. 
Chadwick, Eunice, 140. 
Chaille, Professor, 192. 
Chamberlain, Mehitable, 212. 
Chandler, Abigail, loi. Albert M., loi. 

Alice M., loi. Carrie L., loi. 

Charles H., loi. Charles M., loi. 

Ebenezer M., loi. Elmer E., loi. 

Emeline P., loi. Frank E., loi. 

Frederick A., loi. George M., 

loi. Gilbert E-, loi. Grace M., 

101. Henry, loi. Herbert D., 

loi. Lewis B., loi. Mary B., 

loi. Sarah E., loi. 



Chapin, Anna, 137. Bliss, 8. CarlW., 
9. Charles P., 9. Charles R., 9. 
Eunice G., 8. George, 137. Is- 
rael, 134. James D., 137. Ke- 
ziah, 9. Laura C, 137. Mabel W., 
9. Phinehas, 7. Rebecca, 136. 
Spencer, 137. Sophronia, 7. Su- 
sanna, 7. Thaddeus, 136. 

Chapman, Dora S., 16. 

Chase, Abigail, 208. Alice L-, 137 
Charles W., 137. Charlotte G. 
137. Elisha, 210. Elizabeth B. 
137. Emma, 26. George C, 137 
Kate B., 137. Lucy, 210. M. M. 
210. Samuel, 208. William S. 
210. 

Cheever, Elizabeth, 207. Elizabeth F. 
109. Joseph, 109. 

Cheney, Alta, 43. Asa, 43. Beecber, 43 
Eva, 43. Frank, 43. Isaac, 206 
Jennie, 43. John C, 43. Joseph 
67. Lydia, 43. Katherine, 43 
Mark, 43. Martha, 43. Miles, 43 
Morris, 43. Susannah, 206. 

Child, Abigail, 57. Abijah, 56, 91 
Anna, 56, 57, 91. Beriah, 55, 57 
Bettie, 56, 57. Bulah, 56, 57. Bu 
lah H., 56, 91. Daniel, 55, 56 
57, 91. David, 56. Edward, 72 
Elijah, 57. Elisha, 57, 58. Eliz 
abeth, 56, 57, 58. Ephraim, 56 



254 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Esther, 57. Eunice, 57. Grace, 

56. Hannah, 56, 57. John, 55, 

57. Jonas, 56. Joshua, 57. Jo- 
siah, 56. Lucy, 57. Lydia, 56, 
57. Mary, 56, 57, 58, 91. Mehit- 
able, 56. Mical, 57. Molly, 57. 
Moses, 27. Nabby, 58. Polly, 57. 
Prentice, 73. Ruhama, 57. Sam- 
uel, 57, 58. Sarah, 55, 56, 58, 67. 
Shubael, 67. Susannah, 56. Wil- 
liam, 57, 58. Zachariah, 57. 

Clapp, Charles E., 70. Phebe A., 166. 
Sophia, 166. 

Clark, Abner C, 157. Annie., 29. 
Caroline M., 93. Carrie, 18. Car- 
rie B., 157. Charles H., 139. 
Charles M. , 115. Connor, 45. 
Cora B., 19. Daniel, 91. Dolly, 
81. Earl, 157. Edith, 157. El- 
mira J., 139. Frances E., 115. 
Frank B., 19. Frank O., 18. 
George A., 46. George F., 18. 
Herbert S., 16. Howard, 81. Ir- 
ving B., 115. Jane, 45. Jennie, 
115. John, 93. Kate L-, 46. 
Laura C, 137. Levi, 69. Lois, 
62. Mabel, 157. Marvin, 115. 
Mary, 69. Mebitable, 31. Nancy, 
115. Nellie, 115. Pamelia, 10. 
Sarah E., 115. Solomon, 71. 
Susannah, 61, 91. Willis H., 

115- 
Clark, Albert, 138. Anna, 169. Anna 
E., 169. Bertrand B., 169. Chase, 
28. Charles H., 169. Cynthia, 
138. David E., 28. Hannah, 169. 
Hannah A., 28. Harry K., 169. 
Henrietta B., 28. Henrietta S., 
28. John L-, 169- May, 169. 



Moody, 13S. Sarah E., 122. Sarah 
S., 169. Susan, 138. 

Clayton, Debora, 213. 

Cloyes, Hepzebah,4. Peter, 4. Sarah, 4. 

Cochrane, Jerome, 190. 

Codd, Annie I., 120. Frank W., 120. 
Grace E., 120. Grace J., 120. 
William J., 120. 

CoflSn, Harriet, 208. Phebe, 51. 

Coggin, Emily, 88. Henry, 67. 

Cogswell, Alice, 31. Daniel, 31. 

Cohessy, Anna, 163. 

Coiners, Fred L., 192. Lewis M., 172. 
Pamelia K., 172. William F., 172. 

Colburn, Seraph, 74. Keziah, 7. 

Cole, John, 23. 

Collins, Charles M., 10. Daniel, 12. 
Henry, 121. Lois, 83. Martha, 
75. Martha A., 121. Mary A., 
122. Nabby, 83. Sarah E., 12. 
Silas, 83. Theora, 10. 

Compton, G. C, 133. 

Conger, Joseph, 208. Phebe, 208. 

Congill, Mary, 100. 

Converse, Esther, 153. George, 158. 
Lucy, 158. Luke, 153. Myron 
S. 158. Nanc5^ 154. Rebecca, 
154. Ruth, 153, 163. Samuel, 154. 
Vernon, 158. 

Cook, Charles, 194. Elizabeth, 59. 
Elizabeth N., 194. Enoch, 59. 
Esther, 59. Hannah, 59, 72. James, 
59. Jonathan, 59. Lydia, 59. 
Mary, 59, 60. Phebe, 194. Re- 
becca, 59. Rosamund, 127. Sam- 
uel, 72. Solomon, 62. Stephen, 59. 
Susanna, 72. Zebiah F., 59. 

Cooke, Jennie F., 10. Orrin W., 10. 

Cooley, Harriet M., 114. 



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Coolidge, Amos H., 114. Hannah, 64. 
Harriet M., 114. Mindwell, 35. 
Sarah, 62. Sara B., 114. 

Copp, Cornelia J., 51. Edward C, 50. 
Helen M., 51. Jane M., 50. Mar- 
tin T., 51. PhebeR.,51. Thomas, 

51- 

Corey, Bethsheba, 75. Mary, 75. Sam- 
uel, 75. Sarah, 99. William, 75. 

Covert, Charles B., 149. Elizabeth B., 
149. Emily U., 149. James, 149. 
Leonard D., 149. 

Cowdrey, James M., 15. Stella E., 15. 

Cowle, Captain, 163. 

Cox, Anna, 75, 88. EHsha, 75, 88. 
Esther, 88. Sarah, 75. 

Coyle, Charles F., 96. Cornelius T., 
96. Ida L., 96. Laura J., 96. 
Nancy, 96. Rosalie M., 96. Thomas, 
96. 

Craig, Jemima, 141. 

Craven, Florence N., 146. James, 146. 

Crawford, Betsy, 40. Daniel, 40. El- 
eanor, 206. John, 40. Jotham, 
40. Margaret, 41. Martha, 41. 
Mary, 40. Sarah, 40, 41. Salley 
B., 39. Tryphena, 30. 

Crim, Elizabeth A., 151. 

Crittenden, Ruth, 65. 

Crooker, Julia A., 204. Margaret, 205. 
Mary A., 204. Norman, 204, 205. 
Sarah B., 205. 

Crosby, Beulah, 138. Ella A., 11. 



Crosier, Bertie C, 200. Eva M., 200. 
Forrest L. , 200. Guy W., 200. 
Harrj^ P., 200. Ida L., 200. Inez 
E., 200. Joseph, 200. Joseph?., 
200. Mabel S., 200. Mary B., 
200. Musa L., 200. Ray W., 200. 
Sally, 200. Sarah E., 200. Solo- 
mon O., 200. 

Crossman, Electa, 145. Julia E., 117. 
Otis, 145. 

Cullen, Abbie L., 47. Alfred H., 47. 
Arthur B., 47. Harriet, 47. Helen 
C, 47. Henry, 47. Herman, 47. 
Horace, 47. Jane, 47. Katherine 
H., 47. Mary, 47. Mary E., 

47- 

Cummings, Benjamin, 155. Cecil C. 
W., 216. Charles S., 206. Helen, 
206. Kate L-, 214. James B., 
155. Mary A., 155. Rosella N., 
155. Vienna L., i55- 

Curtis, Daniel B., 165. Grace, 165. 
John S., 165. 

Curtiss, Helen M., 52. R. I., 52. 

Cushing, Lydia, 58. 

Cushman, Charlotte, 105. 

Cutler, Leonard S., 197. Nellie M., 
197. Sarah A., 197. 

Cutter, Abby H., 82. Moses, 82. Ra- 
chel, 84. 

Cutting, Abigail, 199. Anne, 71. 
David, 107. Dinah, 107. John, 
71. Sarah, 58. 



D. 



Daniels, Frances A., 113. Isaac, 18. 

Sophia C, 18. 
Dannals, Jane E., 164. 
Darby, Hannah, 32. John, 32. 



Davenport, Hannah, 29. Samuel, 29. 
Davidson, Abigal, 82. 
Davis, Aaron, 65. Ann E. , 169. Da- 
rius, 40. David A., 63. Emma, 



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115. Hannah, 65. HeuryL.,i69. 

John, 59. Louis S., 169. Lucy, 

176, 206. Lydia, iii. Roberts., 

176. Sarah E., 169. 
Davison, Mary, 47. 
Dawson, Eunice, 208. John, 208. 
Day, Ebenezer, 68. Eliza E., 34. 
Deering, Catherine, 13. 
De Meli, Florence M., 130. Henri A. 

130. 
De Pass, Eugenia, 194. Jessie B., 194 

Oscar, 194. 
Denny, Charles E., 169. Sarah B. 

169. 

Derby, , 21. 

Desoe, Adaline O., 167. Joseph, 167 

Josephine, 167. 
Devoe, Augusta, 157. Edward G., 157 

Harold, 157. Roland, 157. 
Dewing, Harriet W., 155. John F. 

155- 

Dickinson, Caroline R., 181. Edward 
B., 181. Paul, 13. Rebecca, 13 
William, 9. William E., 9. 

Dickson, Mary, 12. 

Dilloway, Hepzibah, 66. 

Dix, Abigail, 60. Elizabeth, 73. Henry 
B., 73. Jane, 71, 73. John, 60, 
73. Jonas, 72, 73. Jonathan, 60. 
Lois, 60. Lydia, 6, 73. Martha 
L., 73. Mary, 60, 73. Sarah, 60. 
Stephen, 60. Susanna, 60. Thomas, 
73. West, 73. 

Doan, Angeline, 117. 

Dodge, Louise, 139. Minnie, 122. 

Dolliver, Sarah E., 127. 

Douglas, Mary, 139. 

Downer, Martha, 86. 

Downs, Matilda B., 130. 



Drake, Laura M., 158. Milo F., 158. 

Draper, Abigail, 126. Adelia S., 127. 
Alice W., 104. Ann A., 127. 
AnneM., 127. Benjamin H., 129. 
Betsy, 127. Caroline E., 128. 
Catherine C, 126. Charles A., 128. 
Edith, 104. Edgar L., 104. Eliza 
A., 128. Elizabeth, 129, 130. Eliz- 
abeth S., 128. Fannie, 129. Flor- 
ence M., 130. Frances A., 128 
Frances S., 129. Francis 128 
George H., 128. Harriet, 127 
Harriet E., 127. Henr>', 127, 129 
HenryS.,127. Horace, 128. Hor- 
ace T., 128. Ira, 96. James, 125 
Jeanne L., 130. Jessie, 128. John 
145. John H., 129. John S., 127 
Joshua, 126, 129. Julian, 129 
Lorenzo, 127, 128. Lorenzo C. 

127. Louise B., 104. Lovinia 
145. Lucy A., 96. Lyman, 104 
Marie, 129. Mary, 128. Mary A. 
104, 129. Matilda B., 130. Me- 
hetable, 125. Nancy, 96. Nellie 
A., 130. Rebekah, 125, 126, 130. 
Rosamund, 127. Rosamund C, 

128. Sarah, 126, 174. Sarah A., 

129. SarahE.,127. Simeon, 126, 
128. Simeon B., 127. Simeon F., 

128. Sophia, 128. Theodore S., 

129, 130. Thomas W. M., 130, 
131. William B., 127, 128. Wil- 
liam F., 128. William H., 128. 

Drury, Adams, 157. Augusta, 157. 
Caroline H., 157. Carrie B., 157. 
Ellen, 157. Frank A., 157. Frank- 
lin, 157. Martha A., 157. Sallie, 
157. Sarah E., 157. Susannah, 
162. 



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Dryden, Charles B., 152. John D., 
152. Kate M., 151. 

Dudley, David, 14. Emily J. ,88. Wil- 
liam, 88. 

Dunbar, Chloe, 169. Lucretia, 163. 
Marj', 41. Nancy, 163. Thomas, 



163. 



Dunnell, Mehitable, 124. 

Dunster, David, 12. Henry, 34. Mary, 

12. 
Dunton, Mary, 43. 
Dutton, Ethelbert, 26. Julia, 26. L,ois, 

84. Stephen, 26. William H., 26. 
Dwight, Arnold, 29. 



E. 



Eames, Esther, 199. Euther G., 25. 

Earl, Mary, 66. 

Earle, Captain, 163. Eucretia, no, 

146. Sarah, 206. 
Eaton, Charles W. , 195. Chartene S. , 

195- 

Eddy, Benjamin, 179. Catherine, 199. 
Hannah, 179. Henry, 199. Ma- 
ria S., 25. Martha, 179. 

Edes, Peter, 71. 

Edminster, Mary, 210. Zebedee, 210. 

Eggleston, Abigail, 208. Albert, 209. 
Ambrose, 209. Amos, 209. Ar- 
temus, 209. Asa, 209. Benjamin, 
209. Betsy, 209. Charity, 208. 
David, 208. Deborah, 208. Eliz- 
abeth, 208, 209. Esther, 208. Eu- 
nice, 208. Henrietta, 209. Hester, 
208. Jane A., 209. Jeremiah, 
208. John, 208. John E., 209. 
Joseph, 208. Joseph B., 209. Ju- 
lius H., 209. Keturah, 208. Eo- 



vinda, 209. Martha, 208. Martha 
M., 209. Mary, 209. Nicholas, 
209. Nicholas S., 209. Nich- 
ols, 208. Olive, 208. Patience, 
20S. Phebe, 208. Polly, 209. Pru- 
dence, 209. Samuel, 208. Sarah, 
208. Sarah A., 209. Susan, 208. 
Tabitha, 209. Truman, 209. 

EUicott, Joseph, 41. 

Ellsmore, Martha, 49. 

Ellsworth, Enoch, 199. Polly, 199. 

Elton, Eucy, 118. 

Elvin, Caroline E., 114. John F., 114. 
Joseph C, 1 14. 

Emery, Eunice A., 213. Sybil, 78. 

Estabrook, John, 34. 

Evans, Barton D., 181. Olive, 79. 
Otis, 146. Rebekah, 146. Sarah 
P., 172. 

Eveleth, Catherine, 148. Joshua, 148. 

Everett, Catherine, 177. Ebenezer, 
177- 



Fabyan, Hattie F., 10 1. Joshua E. , 

loi. Ruth, loi. 
Fairbanks, Benjamin, 76. Franklin, 

76. Hannah, 76. Madison, 76. 

Ward, 76. 



P'arnum, Susannah, 23. 

Farrar, Delila, 80. George, 81. Sally, 

81. Stephen, 80. 
Farwell, Hepzibah, 29. Mirriam T., 

29. Simeon, 29. 



Fanning, Ida A., 166. William B., 166. Faught, Nellie, 118. 



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Index to Names other than Bends. 



-f Ferry, Alice B., 46. Charles, 46. Eva 
F., 46. Fannie E., 46. Floyd F., 
46. Kate L., 46. 

Field, Eliza, 63. Martha, 98. 

Fink, Esther, 114. 

Fisher, Emery B., 100. Emma, 18. 
Fannie W., 121. Ida, 18. Ea- 
vinia, 100. Russel, 18. Willis T., 
18. 

Fisk, Lucy, 98. 

Fiske, Abigail, 3, 55, 59, 71. Anna, 

62, 71, 72. Azuba, 206. Benja- 
min F., 72. Bulah, 56. Caroline, 
72. Charles, 72. Cyrus, 72. Da- 
vid, 4, 55. Edwin, 72. Elijah, 
71,73. Elizabeth, 71, 90. Enoch, 
67. Eunice, 72. Frances, 72. 
Francis, 73. Grace, 62, 71. Han- 
nah, 55, 72. Hepzibah, 5. James, 
72. Jerome H., 180. Joanna, 90. 
John, 3, 55, 56, 59, 72. Jonathan, 
4> 59. 71. 97- Jonas, 72. Lucy, 
72. Luther, 206. Lydia, 59. 
Marion L., 167. Mary, 3, 165, 178. 
Moses, 180. Nancy, 72. Nathan, 
72. Polly, 72, 207. Robert, 67, 
72. Ruth, 72. Samuel, 62, 71, 
72. Sarah, 3, 58, 72. Sarah D., 
180. Susan, 97. Susan H., 180. 
Susanna, 72. Thankful, 91. Wil- 
liam, 55, 71, 72. Zebulon, 59. 

Fitch, Lucy, 53. 

Fitzgerald, Alta L-, 200. Vernon, 200. 

Flagg, Anna, 61. Bezaleel, 66, 67, 
90. Caroline A., 149. Elizabeth, 
35. Esther, 62, 71. Grace, 62, 
71. Hannah, 61, 62, 71. John, 
61,62,71. Josiah, 62, 71. Joshua, 

63. Michael, 66. Mary, 62, 66, 



71, 107, 112. Patience, 62. Polly, 
62. Samuel, 62, 71. Sarah, 8, 61, 
62, 63, 66, 71, 90. Susanna, 62, 71, 
90. William, 56. 

Flint, Augusta, 97. Caroline, 97. Ce- 
lestia, 97. Ephraim, 97. Francis, 
97. George, 97. Ida M., 50. 
Mary, 97. Orilla, 97. Sarah, 82. 
Susan, 97. Susanna, 97. 

Fogg, Elinore, 93. 

Ford, Charles B., 164. Diantha, 81. 
Francis L., 81. J. Langdon, 164. 
John K., 164. Louis M., 87. 
Mary L., 164. Nancy, 164. 

Foster, Amanda, 21 1. D. J.,211. John, 
59. Mary, 59. Mary C, 216. 
Mirriam, 211. 

Fowle, Augustus, 74. Susan, 74. 

Fox, Amanda, 211. 

Foxcroft, Thomas, 212. 

Frances, Elizabeth, 93. 

Frazer, Amelia M., 195. Susan J., 195. 
Thomas, 195. 

French, Charles A., 84. David W. , 27. 
Laura A., 84. Marien E., 84. 

Frost, Abigail B., 93. Bette, 89. Car- 
rie M., 94. Cooper, 68. George 
W., 94. Hannah, 76. Huldah, 
94. Joannah, 7, 203. John, 68, 
89. Joseph, 76. Leonard, 94. 

Fuller, Amasa, 81. Andrew I., 81. 
Anna, 81. Azariah, 24. Clarissa, 
67. Elmira, 81. Eunice, 208. 
Fredrick A., 81. George E., 81. 
Hepzibah, 81. Isaac, 81. Julia 
M., 81. Martha, 67, 81. Mary 
H., 63. Patty, 81. Sarah E., 
loi. Thomas, 28. Warren A., 
63- 



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259 



G. 



Gage, Alice, 205. Charles P., 205. 
Frank C, 205. Olive, 205. Sarah 
B., 205. 

Gale, Ada A., 139. Alpheus, 71. 
Anne, 71. Caroline K., 139. 
Charles A., 139. David R., 19. 
Elmira, 139. Elmira J., 139. Ja- 
cob, 71. Jennett D., 139. Lydia, 
71. Mary, 58. Mercy, 62, 175. 
Otis, 139. Rebecca, 71. Samuel, 
71. Sarah, 206. Susan, 139. War- 
ren A., 19. 

Gamache, Florence M., 120. Fred L., 
120. Jennie L,., 120. LiHie A., 
120. Mary H., 120. Oriana R., 
120. Peter, 120. 

Gamble, Elizabeth, 64. 

Garfield, Abel, 81. Abigail, 67. Abi- 
jah, 74. Anna, 73. Callina E- 
146. Eli, 74. Elisha, 73, 74 
Eliza A., 74. Elizabeth, 162, 171 
Ellen M., 146. Elsie E., 146 
Enoch, 74. George, 74. Hannah 
74. Hannah S., 74. Hepzibah 
81. James, 130. John C, 74, 
Jonas, 74. Joseph, 171. Eucy 
74,171. EucyA.,74. Lydia, 74 
Maria, 29. Martha, 81. Mary, 60 
74. Mercy B., 73. Nancy J., 74 
Rebecca, 74. Sarah, 74. Seraph 
C, 74. Silas, 146. Silas O., 146 
Susan, 74. Susanna, 73. Thoma-^ 
73. William E., 146. 

Gates, Eydia, 206. Sarah, 206. 

Gay, Flora G., 12. Mary, 8. Nancy, 
206. Walter, 12. 

Gerry, Hannah, 32. 



Gibbs, Edith, 10. Fannie, 199. How- 
ard A., 10. James W., 10. Jo- 
hanna B., 99. John, 176, 199. 
Polly, 176. Ralph B., 10. 

Gilbert, Bertha L., 139. Frank H., 
139. Hester, 208. Louise, 139. 
Samuel, 208. 

Gillette, Mary, 107. 

Oilman, Charles B., 211. Chloe, 211. 
Eliza, 211. Ellen, 211. Fred- 
erick, 211. Frederick G., 211. 
George S., 211. Henry M., 211. 
Hepzibah E., 211. Julius, 211. 
Julius S., 211. Martha H., 211. 
Mary W., 211. Oliver, 211. 

Gilmore, Caroline, 114. 

Glazier, Calvin, 206. Lydia, 206. 

Gleason, Eliza, 113. Hirman, 113. Su- 
sanna, 61. 

Goddard, Elizabeth, 62. Elsie M., 120. 
Frank, 120. Hannah, 176. James 
v., 120. Joseph v., 120. Me- 
linda, 15. OrvillaJ., 120. Roscoe 
L., 120. 

Goodell, Catherine, 113,215. Charles, 
113,215. Sarah, 215. Silas, 215. 

Goodenough, Ebenezer, 159. Lucy, 

159- 

Goodhue, Fanny, 179. Martha, 180. 

Goodrich, Henrietta, 208. Stella, 54. 

Goodspeed, Abigail, 209. 

Gordon, Harriet A., 216. Herbert L-, 
216. 

Gore, Joshua, 188. 

Gould, Ada B., 85. Bertha E., 85. 
Charles H., 50. David, 84. El- 
len T., 50. Eva L., 85. George 



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Index to Names other than Bemis. 



E., 84. Henry, 82. John K 

134. Laura, 50. lyois, 85. Lucy 

E., 84. Sarah, 82. Sarah R., 50 

Walter S. , 50. William, 50. 
Gove, Elizabeth, 73, 99. Nathanial 

99. Tabitha, 99. 
Graham, Abby W., 167. Louisa, 70 
Granger, Lizzie J., 167. Nellie L. 

158. 
Grant, Charles H., 197. Julia A., 197 
Graves, Daniel N., 203. Ella J., 203 

Levi, 24. Lucy, 20. Mattie O. 

150. Roy B., 203. Susannah, 20 

Peter, 20. 
Gray, Anson, 201. Orpha, 201. Polly 

201. Tillie, 86. 
Green, Benjamin, 94. Elizabeth, 94 

Ezra, 173. Hannah, 173. Joel 

125. Lemuel, 173. Lucy, 34 

Martha, 94. Ruth, 153. Sarah, 

173. Timothy, 153. 
Greens, Phebe, 199. 
Greenwood, Azubah, 75. Rebecca, 

78. 
Gregory, Elizabeth, 87. 
Griffin, Margaret G., 19. Mary L., 121. 

William H., 121. 



Griffith, Addie, 43. Adeline, 43. Al- 
bert, 43. Andrew, 43. Caroline 
v., 43. Charles, 43. Clarissa, 43. 
George, 43. Harriet S., 43. How- 
ell, 43. Isadore, 43. James B., 
43. Jane, 50. Jane A., 43. Je- 
didiah, 43. John, 43. Katherine, 
43. Leonard E., 43. Martha P., 
43. Martin, 43. Mary B., 43. 
Mary H., 43. Mary W., 43. Min- 
erva, 43. Nancy, 43. Ophelia, 
43. Sarah B., 43. Sarah J., 43. 
Tryphena, 43. William B., 43. 

Griffitts, Hannah, 129, 130. 

Grimes, Gilman, 79. 

Grimwell, Adelaide, 41. 

Griswold, Edward, 211. Sarah, 211. 

Grout, Joseph, 2. Susanna, 2. 

Guildford, Adaline A., 117. Angeline, 
117. Arnold, 117. Caroline, 169. 
Ellen, 170. Jonas, 169. Lucy, 
156. Lydia, 167. Maria, 170. 
Persis, 169. Phebe J., 170. Sarah 
B., 169. 

Guilford, Betsy, 153. John, 62, 71. 
Jonas, 153. Lydia, 153. 

Gulliver, Almira, 161. 



H. 



Hagar, Abigail, 2, 3, 55. Benjamin, 
57. Dinah, 107, Hannah, 2. 
Jonathan, 60. Mary, 2, 55, 107. 
Mehitable, 3. Orilla, 97. Re- 
becca, 2. Ruhamah, 2. Samuel, 2, 
3. Sarah, 2, 60. Susannah, 2, 
20. William, t, 2, 55, 56, 107. 

Haggart, Diantha, 87. 

Haggerty, Elizabeth, 128, 129. Frances 
S., 129. John, 128. Maria, 128. 



Hale, Abbie, 214. E., 76. Irving, 
132. Maria E., 25. 

Hall, Abigail, 216, Annie P., 216. 
Benjamin, 216. Charles, 216. 
Charles D., 216. Cora E., 117. 
Elisha, 20. Ellen, 21. Estin E., 
117. Ethan T., 117. Ezra, 41. 
George W., 216. Grace, 4. Har- 
riet A., 216. Hazel A., 117. 
Herbert, 216. Isadore A., 216. 



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Israel, 216. Mary A., 104. Sadie 
F., 216. William O., 216. 

Ham, Polly, 201. 

Hamilton, Doctor, 133. Mary, 124, 
206. Mehitable, 133. Nathan, 
124. Susan M., 116. 

Hammond, Abigail, 58. Elizabeth, 57. 
Enoch, 72. Esther, 175. Grace, 
58. Jonathan, 57. Louise, 194. 
Lydia, 71. Thomas, 58. 

Handle)', Eliza, 88. 

Harback, Thomas, 211. 

Hardesty, Ida A., 32. 

Hardy, Mary, 91. Nahum, 91. 

Harlow, Frank K. B., 171. Gideon, 
171. Janette, 171. Margarette, 
171. William T., 171. 

Harmon, Gertrude C, 170. 

Harper, Betsy, 209. 

Harrington, Anna, 177. Betsy, 177. 
Bulah, 56, 91. Chauncy G., 149. 
Ebenezer, 4. Edward, 177. Elias, 
4. Elijah, 177. Esther, 177. 
George, 4, 55. Grace, 207. Han- 
nah, 177. Harriet E., 149. Hep- 
zebah, 4. Isaac, 177. Joel, 71, 
177. Jonathan B., 177. Joshua, 
4. Lottie E., 25. Louisa, 60. 
Lucretia, 177. Lucy, 177. Mary, 
55, 58. Moses, 207. Nancy, 169. 
Phinehas, 4, 177. Polly, 177. Re- 
becca, 4. Ruth, 153. Sarah, 4. 
Susannah, 4, 55, 65. Thankful, 
177. Thomas, 4. William, 177. 

Harris, Elizabeth, 59. Elmira, 81. 
Louisa, 40. Peter, 59. Stephen, 
81. 

Harrison, William H., 127. 

Hart, Lincoln, 29. Mary, 63. 



Hartwell, Samuel, 142. Susan, 142. 
Susannah, 142. 

Harwood, Anstis K., no. Hannah P., 
no. Sarah, 113. Thomas A., 
no. 

Haskell, Callina E., 146. Polly, 22. 

Haskins, Alfred F., 22. Ernest P., 22. 
Julia, 196. Roger A., 22. 

Hasley, Sally, 201. 

Hassings, Adeline, 44. 

Hastings, Abigail, 58. Calvin, 83. C. 
Warren, 83. Elias, 72. Eliphalet, 
72. Eliza, 83, 97. Esther, 207. 
Frank L., 83. Fred E., 83. Grace, 
65. Huldah, 98. Irene, 60. John, 
58, 207. Joseph, 56, 72. Josiah, 
60. Lizzie, 83. Louisa A., 72. 
Lucy, 72. Lydia, 97. Lydia B., 
72. Mary, 83. Oliver, 97. Polly, 
83. Samuel, 97. Sarah, 58. Su- 
sana, 58, 60, 72. William, 72. 

Hatch, Fanny, 208. Fred E., 53. 
Helena L. F., 53. Helena O., 53. 
Lydia, 169. Ruth, 169. Stevens, 
169. William B., 53. 

Hawkins, Ann A., 127. Hamilton, 127. 

Hawley, Samuel, 41. 

Hay, Mary, 137. Thedore F., 137. 

Hayden, Newton, 215. Sarah A., 215. 

Haydon, Florence K., 107. Horace W., 
107. Ida G., 107. Kate, 107. 
Mary, 107. 

Hayes, Joanna, 213. 

Haywood, William S., 5. 

Hazeltine, Alice, 44. Chloe, 44. Cor- 
nelia S., 44. Daniel, 43. E. E., 
44. Ellen M., 44. Florence R., 44. 
George, 44. Harold, 44. Herbert 
B. , 44. John, 43. Kate H., 44. 



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Martin H., 44. Marvin B., 44. 
Mary A., 44. Mehitable, 43. 
Phebe S. S., 44. Susanna, 44. 
William, 44. William B., 44. 

Healy, Abigail, 2. Nathanial, 2. Re- 
becca, 2. 

Heartwell, Alice A., 120. Clifford N., 
120. David A., 120. 

Henry, Elizabeth, 179. Fannie, 179. 
William, 179. 

Henshaw, Baxter, 161. Melinda, 161. 

Herrick, Hannah, 79. 

Herring, Mary A., 129. Silas C, 129. 
Silas F., 129. William D., 129. 

Hewes, Mary, 64. 

Heywood, Daniel, 206. lyUcy, 88. 
Molly, 206. 

Hicks, Fannie E., 200. Gideon, 201. 
Lucy E., 200. Marinda E-, 201, 
Mary B., 200. Olive, 201. Sarah 
E., 200. Warren J., 200. 

Ilildreth, Arazina, 14. George, 14. 
John, 14. Joseph, 14. Sophia, 
205. 

Hills, Ellen, 211. 

Higginson, Julia, 180. 

Hitchcock, Malinda, 213. Nathan, 
213. Philo, 213. Rebecca, 213. 

Hoar, Samuel, 97, 207. Susanna, 97. 
William P., 97. 

Hobart, William, 62. 

Hobbs, Betsy, 67, 207. Elizabeth, 71. 
Lydia, 153, 169. Nathan, 71. 

Hodgkins, Cecil C, 216. Charles, 216. 
Henry, 216. Mary A., 216. Nel- 
lie B., 216. Rachel C, 216. Wil- 
liam C, 216. 

Hodgman, Eliza, 113. LymanH., 113. 

Holden, Marvin, 40. Mary E., 198. 



Holland, Abigail, 151. Nathaniel, 55. 
Sarah, 55. Thankful, 202. 

Holle, Myron, 134. 

Holmes, Betsy, 209. David, 209. Ella 
S., 172. Huldah, 98. John, 172. 
Sophia, 172. 

Holt, Mary J., 23. Sarah F., 23. 

Holton, Charles W., 27. Ellen F., 27. 
Grace L., 27. Herbert M., 27 
Jacob, 27. William H., 27. 

Hoogs, Faithful, 68. George, 68. 

Horton, Catharine, 55. Ross, 55. 

Hosier, Sarah, 55. 

Hosmer, Amanda, 48. Amelia J., 48. 
Anna, 57. Eliza B., 48. Jane A., 
48. John P., 48. Martha B., 48. 
Sarah A., 48. William A., 48. 
William S., 48. 

Houghton, Isabella, 14. Hattie S., 83. . 

Hovey, Abigail, 36. 

Howard, Rhodema, 41. 

How, Sarah, 66. 

Howe, Abigail, 206. Alice M., 21. 
Alphonzo, 161. Alta M., 21. 
Amasa, 160. Anna, 162. Azu- 
bah, 161. Caroline, 162. Cather- 
ine, 161. Charles, 160. David, 
212. Deborah. 153, 160. Eben- 
zer, 161. Edmund B., 21. El- 
bridge, 161. Elias, 6j|j 160. Eli- 
jah, 153, 160, 161. Elizabeth, 153, 
157, 162. Emeline, 160. Esther, 
153, 162. Fanny, 160, 162. Fran- 
ces, 162. George S., 161. George 
W., 161. Hannah, 153. Henry 
P., 21. Herman, 161. Horace S., 
160. Ida M., 147. Joel, 157, 162. 
Juliet, i6i. Lavinia, 151. Lib- 
erty, 69, 161. Louise A., 158. 



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263 



Margaret, 212. Marian S., 161. 
Martha, 157, 162. Mary, 160, 
161, 210. Moses, 161. Nahum, 
21. Patty, 81. Perley C, 21. 
Polly, 69, 160. Ruth, 153. Sarah 
A., 161. Sarah B., 162. Tyler, 
161. William, 161. William H., 
158. 

Howell, Abby, 206. Adelaide C, 52. 
Kate, 44. Mary, 43. 

Howland, Abiah, 161. Abigail, 125. 
Abijah, 125. Abner, 162, 173. 
Almira, 161. Alonzo B^, 161, 
Anne, 162. Beulah, 125, 161. 
Charles B., 162. Charles W., 162. 
Darius, 161. Elizabeth, 125. E. 
Harris, 162. Emeline, 162. Eve- 
line, 161. GlennieM., 162. George 
G., 161. Henry P., 161. James, 
125, 161. James B., 161. James 
M., 161. John, 125, 161. Kate 
S., 162. I^eviA., 161. Lewis, 161. 
Lucius H., 162. Maria, 161. Mar- 
tha, 162, 173. Mary, 145. Maud 
E., 162. Melinda, 161. Otis, 161. 
Pardon, 161. Polly, 125, 161. Re- 
becca, 162. Sarah J., 162, 173. 



Sherman I., 162. Stella M., 162. 

Susan, 125. Ursula, 161. Wil- 

lard, 125. 
Hewlett, Adelbert F., iii. Ira, iii. 

Julia, III. Mary J., iii. 
Hubbard, Frances M., 28. Franklin 

B., 28. 
Hudson, Pliny, 41. 
Hulbert, Dan S., 50. Fannie E., 50. 

Fred S., 50. John, 50. Julia, 50. 

Lizzie W., 50. Lorinda, 50. 

Lorrain, 50. Lydia, 50. Nellie, 

50. Sarah K., 50. William B., 50. 
Hull, Alonzo, 30. 
Hunt, Aaron, 151. Betsy, 151. La- 

vinia, 151. Maria A., 151. 
Hunter, Edith G., 87. Hazel, 87. 

Minnie L-, 87. Samuel E., 87. 
Huntley, Jennie, 150. Joseph, 208. 

Susan, 208. 
Huntington, Azel, 212. Hannah, 212. 

Julia A., 212. 
Hurd, Jonathan, 67. Susan, 180. 
Hutchings, Ruth, 10 1. 
Hutchins, Abigail, loi. 
Hutchinson, Mary M., 44. 
Hyde, Mary, 56. Sarah, 214. 



I. 



Instan, Edward, 
Sarah, 87. 



87. Elizabeth, 87. 



J- 



Jackson, Ann J., 48. Betsy, 34. C. 

F., 53. RowenaL. ,82. William, 

20. 
Jacobs, Almira L., 108. Clarissa, 108. 

Clarissa E., 108. Hannah M., 108. 

Lydia, 108. Mira, 108. Orpha 



L., 108. Paul, 108. Prudence, 

108. Silas, 108. Spendy, 108. 
James, A. L., 47. 
Janeway, Abby, 206. Alice P., 205, 

206. Helen B., 206. Joshua H. 

B., 205. Thomas L-, 206. 



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Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Jarvis, Electa, 40. 

Jayne, Almira L., 108. Henry C, 

108. 
Jeffs, Emma A., iii. 
Jenks, Martha M., 209. Nancy, 125. 

PhillipJ., 209. 
Jennings, Martha, 77. Mary T., 214. 
Jennison, Judith, 55, 64. Samuel, 55. 

Sarah, 67. 
Jermain, James B., 40. 
Jewett, Brewster, 208. Keturah, 208. 
Jillson, Sally, 199. 
Jolly, Sophia, 172. 
Johnson, Abby B., 147. Abigail, 144. 

Benjamin, 124. Charles F. , 33. 

Content, 172. Lois, 79. Lydia, 



156. Maria D., 210. Mary, 124. 
Rebekah, 124. 

Jones, Abby W., 167. Abigail, 67. 
Angle M., 167. Anna, 83. Asa 
T., 169, 170. Betty, 88. Beulah, 
67. Eli, 88. Ella M., 167. Ellen 
C, 9. Enoch, 67. Frank E., 167. 
Hannah, 66. Hepzibah, 66. James, 
67. Jarvis H., 167. Joseph, 66. 
Lydia, 206. Marion J., 167. 
Mar>-, 66, 88, 95, 210. Moses, 66, 
67. Nancy, 74. Persis, 169. 
Sa^y, 216. Samuel, 66. Solo- 
mon, 66,67. Thomas, 210. War- 
ren J., 167. 

Joseph, Nancy, 197. 



K. 



Kellogg, Mary, 113. Thomas, 113. 
Kelly, Eliza, 10. Henrietta S. , 10. 
Mary, 11. Patrick, 10. Susan, 
152. 
Kelsey, Jeanne L. G., 130. , .. • 

Kendall, Alvin, 33. Hannah, 208. ~-' 
Kendrick, Anna M., 154. Bertie S., 
155. Charles B., 154. Experi- 
ence, 13. Frank M., 155. George 
P., 154. Marj^ A., 154. Perlej', 
154. Samantha, 156. Samuel F., 

155- 
Kennard, Catherine, 63. Cornelia, 63. 

Henry, 63. 01cutt,63. Sarah, 63. 
Kennedy, Anna, 45. Sarah, 50. Thomas 

B.,45- 
Kent, Gertrude M., 52. 
Kenyon, Curtis G., 195. Helen E., 11. 

Silas L., II. 
Kerr, Albert E., 202. Augusta A., 

202. Caroline, 202. George O., 



202. Nathanial, 202. William M., 
202. William T., 202. 
Ketcham, Captain, 137. Elizabeth L., 
137. Emily W., 137. H. H., 

137- 
Keyes, Abbie, 202. Sarah, 6. 
Keys, Emeline, 22. 
Kimball, Mary M., 21, 209. Melinda, 

209. Samuel McI., 22. Samuel 

W., 2og, Sarah, 122. Sarah A. 

M. , 122. Susan H., 22. William, 

122. 
King, Ethel, 9. Henrietta T., 11. 

Nancy M., 9. Pamelia D., 171. 
Kirby, Belle M., 12. William C, 12. 
Kittridge, Alice P., 93. Elinore, 93. 

Elizabeth, 162. Elizabeth E., 93. 

Elizabeth H., 93. Elijah, 162. 

Ellen E. T., 93. Francis R. C, 

93. George, 93. George P., 93. 

Harriet W., 93. Henry W., 93. 



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265 



Martha, 162. Martha A., 173. 
Rebecca, 154. Theodore, 93. 

Knapp, Anna, 141. David, 141. Enoch, 
141. Lucinda, 141. Lucy, 141. 
Lydia, 141. Nathan, 141. Samuel, 
141. Sarah, 141. Silas, 141. Wil- 
liam, 141. 

Knight, Abigail, 125. Anna, 77. 
Charles, 125. Fanny, 125. James, 
125. James H., 211. Job, 24. 
John, 125. Mary, 57. Mary W., 
211. William, 125. William H., 
125. 

Knott, Lizzie, 204. 



Knowlton, Caroline E., 77. Charles, 
77. Eli B., 77. James, 77. John, 

76, 77. Lois, 76. Lois J., 77. 
Luke, 77. Maria J., 77. Martha, 

77. Mercy, 77. Parmelia, 27. 
Sarah A., 77. 

Knox, Elizabeth, 212. Hannah D., 
165. John P., 165. Mary, 165. 
Mary C, 165. 

Kosciusko, Count, 38. 

Kraft, Kate, 24. 

Kress, Abbie L., 47. William B., 47. 

Kreutzpointer, Amanda, 48. Paul C, 
48. 



L. 



Lacy, Amy J., 187. 

Ladd, Charles P., 31. 

Lafayette, General, 126. 

Lamb, Abigail, 145. Asenath, 86. 
Charles A., 157. John, 145. Mary 
145, 148. Miriam, 157. Ruth, 
153. Sarah E., 157. 

Lamson, Hannah, 57. 

Landers, Deborah, 208. 

Langdon, Annie I., 158. 

Langfitt, Wm. C, 132. 

Latlin, Alma C, 30. Claire L-, 30. 
Judson, M., 30. Nathan, 30. Ran- 
som, 30. Sidney, 30. 

Laughton, Margaret, 14. 

Lawerence, Fanny, 22. William, 22. 

Lawrence, Abigail, 60, 97. Anna, 65. 
Elizabeth, 6. Eunice, 56. Martha, 
73. Mary, 66. Phinehas, 56. 

Lawton, Clarence B., 19. Minnie A., 
18. 

Learned, Anna, 176. David, 175. 
Elisha, 175, 176. Elizabeth, 176. 



John, 176. Sarah, 175, 176. 
Susan, 176. 

Leavitt, Almira E., 162. Charles P., 
162. 

Lee, Robert E., 189. Samuel, 56. 

Leman, Eliza, 88. 

Leonard, Francis L-, 70. Olive R., 
ir. 

Lewis, Anna, 75. Arvilla, 75. Azubah 
G., 75. CatherineC. , 126. David, 
75. George W., 80. Henry, 128. 
Henry A., 128. Horace O., 80. 
Horatio O., 80. James, 75, 76. 
James E., 80. John, 79. John 
G., 80. Joseph W., 128. Josiah, 
75. Leonard, 75. Lucretia, 79. 
Lucretia B., 79. Lucy N., 10. 
Martha, 75, 76. Mary A., 80. 
Mary D., 128. Prescott, 75. Sarah, 
49. Sarah A., 128. Sarah W., 
77i 79- Sophia, 128. Sophia A., 
128. Walter H., 128. William, 
34. William D., 128. 



266 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Lincoln, Abraham, 129. Elizabeth 
210. Hawkes, 210. Mary, 210. 

I,ivermore, Abigail, 73. Abijah, 73 
Anna, 70, 175. Betsy, 174. Daniel 
66, 175, 212. David, 100, 174 
Elisha, 73. Elizabeth, 61. Grizel 
112. Hannah, 100, 212. Harriet 
73. Huldah, 176. Jonas, 73 
Louisa, 174. Lucy, 66, Lydia 
71, 73. Mary, 66, 73, 175, 176, 
Samuel, 70. Sarah, 66, 72, 73 
Sarah B., 73. Sybil, 100. Thomas 
73, 176. Winthrop, 174. 

Locke, Joanna, 75. Nathan, 67. 

Lockert, Aaron, 187. Amy J., 187. 
Eli, 187. Mary F., 187. 

Logan, Sarah E. , 16. 

Lomberton, Elsa, 112. Henry C, 
112. 



Loomis, Hannah, 169. 

Losee, Betsy, 46. Emeline H., 46. 

Fannie E., 46. George W., 46. 

John R. B., 46. Julia H., 46. 
Lott, Rose E., 51. 
Loudon, Isabella, 27. 
Lovell, Eliza P., 118. 
Lowe, Mary E. , 214. 
Lucus, Augustus, 95. George, 95. 
Ludden, Adelle I., no. Caroline I., 

no. Emerson, in. Ernestine, 

III. Etta L. , III. Harvey, in. 

Manley, 1 10. 
Lusk, James F., 47. Jane, 47. 
Lyman, Bertha A., 201. Richard, 

201. 
Lynde, Daniel, 123. Sarah, 123. 
Lyon, Abigail, 10. Charlotte, 67. 

Elizabeth, 23. Peter, 68. 



M. 



Macomber, Judith, 55. 

MacGonell, Emma J., 167. 

Mann, Tryphena, 10. 

Manning, Hannah, 58. 

Manson, Rebecca D., 162. 

Markham, Adda, n. Edwin T., n. 

Marsh, Elmira, 166, 171. Sally, 171. 
Tyler, 171. 

Marshall, Carrie M., 94. John L., 94- 
Phebe, 19. Sarah, 215. 

Martin, David, S3. Lois, 83. 

Marvin, William, 38. 

Mason, Anna, 77. Anna L., 72. Dex- 
ter, 77. Emelia L., 77. Hannah, 
207. Lydia, 162. Nancy, 24. 
Sally, 157. 

Mathews, David, 155. Harriet W., 
155. Lydia, 155. 



May, Abelard, 151. Elizabeth A., 151. 

Elizabeth B., 151. George A., 

151. Harriet E., 151. Katherine 

E., 151. Sarah, 61. 
Maynard, Moses, 85. Rossa L-, 85. 
McCallum, George S. K. , 47. 
McClary, Abigail K., 63. WilUam, 63. 
McCord, Florence E., 51. William, 51. 
McCoy, Ellen M. , 44. Frank C, 44. 

Hattie B., 44. James C, 44. 
McCrea, Jane, 39. John, 39. 
McCullough, Isaac, 16. Ruth, 16. 
McCusker, Catherine, 205. 
McGourty, Mary, 117. 
McKenzie, Abraham, 64. Sophia, 64. 
McKinstry, Ansel, 212. Caroline, 212. 

Elizabeth, 212. John, 212. 
McLane, Horace A., 85. Rosa L-, 85. 



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267 



McLemon, Thomas J., 31. 

McMamus, Tillie, 48. 

McMellin, Margaret, 16. 

Meachem, Charles, 47. Etta, 47. 
Henry, 47. Mary E., 47. 

Mead, Abner, 61. Clarissa, 61. David, 
61. Elizabeth, 61. Jacob, 61. 
Joshua, 61. Lizza, 61. Lucy, 61. 
Mary, 47. Mary A., 155. Moses, 
61. Nathan, 61. Sophia, 61. 
Susanna, 61. Watson, 61. 

Mears, Harriet, 112. 

Meecker, Susannah, 48. 

Mereaul, Lydia, 63. 

Mentyer, Louisa B., 84. 

Merrifield, Chjoe, 206. S. B., 187, 188. 
Simeon, 21. 

Merrick, EstesL., 158. MarthaE., 158. 

Messinger, Allen H., 118. Eliza P., 
118. Ella F., iiS. 

Metcalf, Ellen S., 21. 

Miles, Jane, 45. William, 45. 

Miller, Asa, 209. Charles, 17. Han- 
nah T., 209. Hattie H., 159. 
Juliette C. , 23. Louisa R., 17. 
Mary, 59. Sarah E., 209. 

Mills, Elizabeth, 209. James J., 29. 

Miner, Mary C, 63. 

Minot, Albert T., loi. Helen L., loi. 
Sarah E., loi. 

Mirick, Anna A., 163. Elizabeth, 171. 
John A., 121. Kerseah, 121. Liz- 
zie G., 121. Lucretia, 148. Mind- 
well, 144. 



Mixer, Josiah, 60. Sarah, 60, 175. 
Monroe, Buckley, 210. Cora M., 210. 

Dilley, 207. Maria D., 210. Polly, 

208. 
Moore, Elizabeth, 124. Jonathan, 124. 

Tryphena, 40. 
Morgan, Abigail, 199. Elizabeth, 129, 

130. Hannah, 129. John H., 53. 

Thomas W., 129. 
Morrill, Elizabeth, 17. James K., 17. 

Louise, 17. Newell E., 17. 
Morse, Azuba, 206. Caleb, 145. Caleb 

M., 145. Chauncey, 133, 135. 

Lizzie R., 120. Lucy, 145. Mar3', 

112. Nancy, 148. Polly, 145. 

Rebekah, 133. 
Morton, Anne M., 63. 
Moseman, Caroline, 97. Nathan, 97. 
Mowry, Amoreth A., 139. David C, 

139- 
MuUikin, Rosanna, 92. 
Munjoy, Daniel, 6. 
Munroe, Joanna L., 75. John, 75. 

Jonas, 75. Mary, 175. 
Munson, Anna, 137. Captain, 137. 
Mutcher, Mary, 147. 
Muzzy, Catherine, 174. Edmund, 169. 

EHza, 174. John, 174. Judith, 

174. Laura, 174. Lydia, 169. 

Nancy, 145, 174. Rebecca, 145. 

Sarah, 174. Sardine, 174. 
Myrick, Elizabeth, 57. John, 57. Kath- 

erine, 148. Mary, 60. 



N. 

Neil, Emeline H., 46. Gregory, 46. Neilson, Charles, 38. 
James, 46. Jessie V., 46. John Nelson, Lydia, 97. 
L., 46. Robert J., 46. RoUo, 46. Netheway, Hannah, 142. 



26S 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Neville, Mary E., 29. 

Newhall, Alice, 208. Andrew, 208. 
Betsy, 124, 173. David, 124. 
Dorothy, 124. Elizabeth, 172. 
John, 124. Mary, 124. Otis, 124. 
Phebe, 124. Polly, 124. Rebekah, 
124, 173. Reuben, 124, 173. 
Samuel, 124. Sarah, 124, 173. 
Sukey, 124. 

Newland, Evelyn M., 44. Robert, 44. 

Newton, Angeline, 155. Anna, 118. 
Betsy, iig. Charles, 119. Julia 
A., 119. Mary, 113. SusanE.,119. 

Nichols, Abigail, 199. AUie, 18. Au- 
gustus, 18. Bellie, 18. Charles 
G., 18. Edith, 16. Francis, 18. 



Frank, 18. Frederick, 18. George 
C, 18. Hepzibah,67. Eydia, 195. 
Mary J., 46. Miles C, 46. Min- 
erva, 195. Thomas, 195. 

Nolen, Nancy, 88. 

Norcross, Cora L,., 119. Edmund W., 
119. Ella W., 119. Leonard A., 
119. Mehitable, 3. Nathanial, 3. 
Stephen W., 119. 

Norton, Helen O., 52. 

Nott, Eliphalet, 184. 

Nowell, Phebe, 194. 

Nurse, Sarah, 4. 

Nutting, Abel, 84. Mary, 84. Rachel, 
84. 

Nye, Susan W., loi. 



Ober, Hannah F., 28. 

Olds, Philena, 213. Rejoice, 7. 

ren, 7. 
Oliver, James, 5. 
Olney, Jeremiah, 38. 



O. 

Osborne, Henry, 216. Rachal A., 216. 
War- Sally, 216. 

Ostraneler, Alvah, 40. 
Owen, Adele,48. Frank, 48. Foster B., 
48. Harriet A., 48. William H., 48. 



Padelford, Fanny, 205. 

Page, Sarah, 80. 

Paige, Betsy, 100. 

Paine, Solomon, 37. 

Painter, Daniel H., 65. Elizabeth, 65. 

Palmer, Albert G., 195. Alice C, 195. 
Angeline C, 195. Lizzie C, 195. 
Maria, 89. Stephen, 68, 89. 

Pardy, George, 215. Mary A., 215. 

Park, Carrie, 122. Emma, 122. Mar- 
tha A., 121. Minnie, 122. Rus- 
sell, 121. 

Parker, Adeline, 51. Ann, 207. Anna 
E., II. Clinton J., 82. Elizabeth, 



19. Frederick, 51. George B., 51. 

John, 207. Lydia, 207. Sarah, 82. 

Thomas, 11. 
Parkhurst, Betsy, 99. Isaac, 99. Kezia, 

68. Samuel, 68. Sarah, 68, 99. 

Susanna, 68. 
Parks, Abigail, 59. Elathina, 144. 
Parmenter, Elmira, 33. Etheel, 33. 
Patcheu, Evelyn, 44. 
Patrearche, AbbieL-, 47. Charles F., 47. 
Patte, Mary, 139. Mary M., 139. 

Welcome, 139. 
Patterson, Joseph, 63. Lydia, 63. 

Mary, 165. Sarah, 63. 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



369 



Paunce, Martha A., 25. 

Payne, Lovinda, 209. Patience, 208. 

Peabody, George, 105. 

Peake, Harriet M., 214. W. E-, 214 

Peck, Anna B. , 137. Daniel W., 32 
Egbert, 137. Eliza S., 137. Eliza 
beth E., 137- Hattie E., 32 
Laura E., 137. Mary G., 137, 
William B., 137. 

Peckham, Chrislina, 196. William, 196 

Peirce, Abigail, 66, 72, 125, 206 
Abijah, 206, 207. Abner, 207 
Alice, 208. Amos, 207. Anna 
175, 207. Avis, 207. Azuba, 206 
Betsy, 206, 207. Byfield, 206 
Charles, 208. Chloe, 206. Cyrus 
208. Dilley, 207. Eleanor, 206 
Elijah, 207. Elizabeth, 64, 125 
207. Ephraim, 64, 207. Esther 

207. Eunice, 66, 207. Fanny 

208. George, 66. Grace, 66, 207 
Hannah, 66, 206, 207, 208. Han- 
nah T., 209. Harriet, 208. Icha- 
bod, 66. Isaac, 175, 206, 207, 

208. Jacob, 66. Jane, 207. Jer- 
vis, 206. Joel, 66, 206. John, 

206. John H., 98. Jonas, 73, 

207. Joseph, 55, 64, 206, 207, 208. 
Joshua, 66. Josiah, 206. Levi, 

206. Lois, 64, 94, 207. Loring, 

207. Lucretia, 206. Lucy, 206, 
207. Lydia, 60, 66, 206, 207, 208. 
Martha, 55, 64. Mary, 64, 206, 

207. Maria, 97. Mary A., 73. 
Mary E., 98. Molly, 206. Melinda, 

209. Nahum, 66. Nancy, 206, 

208. Nathanial, 207. Nelly, 208. 
Oliver, 206. Persis, 206. Polly, 
66, 207, 208. Relief, 208. Reu- 



ben, 207. Ruhama, 57. Ruth, 72, 

207. Sarah, 66, 206, 208. Sarah 
F., 97. Sally M., 208. Susanna, 
97, 206, 207, 208. Thankful, 207, 

208. Thomas, 64. Thomas D. , 
73. Walter, 64. Washington, 
208. William H., 97. 

Pellet, Hannah P., no. 

Pendelton, Alice E., 8. Anna S., 8. 
Charles B., 8. John, 8. John L., 
8. John R., 8. Mary S., 8. 
Susan B., 8. Susan S., 8. 

Perkins, Harriet, 198. 

Perley, Phebe, 21. 

Perrigo, Mary, 212. 

Perry, Alvin, 205. Charles, 83. Fan- 
nie, 205. Maria, 83. Sarah C, 
205. 

Peterson, Cornelius, 63. Patience, 63. 
Polly, 63. 

Pettingill, Abigail, 8. Mary, 29. 

Pettis, Dolly, 14. 

Phelps, Elizabeth, 109. Mary, 47. 
Mary G., no. 

Phillips, Elvira, 79. Freelove P., 79 
George W. , 79. Hepzibah, 91 
John E., 43. Jonathan, 7, 55 
Joseph, 43. Lucinda W., 79 
Mary L., 34. Otis, 79. Pauline 
43. Richard, 79. Sarah H., 55 
Tryphena A., 43. Washington, 34 

Pickering, Abigail B., 93. Alice B. 
94. Caroline M., 93. Charles 
92. Eliza J., 93. Elizabeth, 93 
Ellen J., 93. Francis A., 93 
George, 92. George W., 93. Har 
riet W., 93. Louise M., 93 
Maria E., 93. Mary, 92, 93. Ros 
anna, 92. Susan B., 93, 102. 



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Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Picra, Nellie, 122. 

Pierce, Abigail, 36. Clarinda, 47. 
Elizabeth, 36. Huldah, 36. Isaac, 
36. James, 36. Joseph, 36. Ker- 
seah, 121. Lydia, 36. Martha, 
36. Melinda, 22. Sarah, 24, 122. 
Stephen, 36. Timothy, 36. 

Pike, Beulah, 108. Charity, 208. 
Daniel, 108. Elvira, 108. Francis, 
108. Harriet, 108. Horace, 108. 
John, 108. John B., 108. Jonas, 
166. Laura, 166. Lydia, 108. 
Mary, 108. Mehitable, 108. Nancy, 
108. Roxanna, 108. Ruth, 108. 
Sarah, 108. Sarah L., 166. Syl- 
vester F. B., 108. 

Piper, Anna M., 98. Lois, 89. Mercy, 
196. Tilly M., 89. 

Pitkins, E. D. , 112. Harriet, 112. 
Lydia, 112. 

Pitts, Annie, 216. 

Pixley, Adeline H., 44. Alice, 44. 
Angelina W., 44. Arthur, 44. 

Plumley, Oliver, 79. Patty, 79. 

Pogue, Samuel R., 163. Sarah N., 163. 

Pollard, Achsah, 28. Eliza, 62. 

Pomeroy, Augustus, 41. 

Porter, Lydia G., 150. 

Post, Daniel H., 37, 38, 44. Evelyn 
M., 44. William, 44. 

Potter, Anthony, 214. Ellen, 214. 
John F., 214. Sarah, 214. Wil- 
liam F., 214. 



Powers, Mary T., 19. Thomas T., 

19- 

Prather, Sarah, 52. 

Pratt, Asa, 210. Susanna, 210. 

Prendergast, Jedidiah, 45. Mary, 42. 

Prentiss, Anna M., 98. Ellen, 98. 
Ellen B., 98. Franklin B., 98. 
John, 98. Joseph, 98. 

Prescott, Henry C, 203. Ina B., 203. 
Mary C, 203. Roy, 203. Wal- 
lie, 203. 

Price, Eva M., 200. Lewis M., 200. 

Priest, , 2. Elizabeth, 66. James, 

65. Josiah, 65. Mary, 65, 66. 
Sarah, 65. 

Proctor, Emma E., 22. Francis H., 22. 

Prouty, Abbie E., 159. Abigail, 144. 
Caroline, 169. Charley E., 146. 
Cheney, 145. Clarissa, 145. Da- 
vid, 169. Eleazer, 148. Electa, 
145. Eli, 144. Ellen, 157. El- 
liott, 145. Elsie E., 146. Frank, 
159. George P., 147. Ida M., 
147. Isaac, 147. John, 144. 
John G., 147. Lewis, 157. Lib- 
erty, 145. Lovinia, 145. Lydia, 
169. Mabel L., 147. Matilda, 
Mary B., 157. Mary L., 
Nancy, 145, 148. Rebecca, 
Russell, 145. William, 145, 



147 
147 
145 
169 
Putnam 



Jonathan R., 150. Nellie, 150. 



Rachel, 196. Sarah A., 150. 



R. 



Rainger, Lj'dia, 155. Ranger, Anna M., 154. John P., 154. 
Rand, Elizabeth, 19. Thomas, 19. Mabel G., 212. W. E., 213. 

Randall, John, 65. Julia, iii. Mercy Rawson, Edward, 43. Elizabeth, 43. 

D., 31. Redwood, Minnie, 86. 



Index to Names other tlian Beniis. 



271 



Reed, Frances E., 116. Lucinda, 113. 
Lucy A., 31. Lyman, 24. Lyman 
A., 31. Patience, 62. Relief, 60. 
Seraph, 152. 

Rees, Henry E., 32. Jenkin E., 32. 
Orva, 32. 

Reynolds, Julia E., 198. Ruth, 2, 3. 

Rhodes, Deliverance, 80, 85. Ebenezer, 
80. Lois, 85. Rachal, 95. Sarah 
P., 80. 

Rice, Caroline A., 97. ClarindaP., 47. 
Dora E., 47. Edgar, 47. Edward 
A., 47. Effa, 47. Eliza J., 47. 
Emily J., 46. Emma A., 46. Em- 
met, 47. George W., 47. Henry, 
47. Horace, 46. Horace S., 47. 
Marion, 47. Mary B., 47. Mary 
M., 47. Mary S., 167. Mary W., 
46. Melvina B., 47. Mindwell, 
46. Nancy B., 47. Oscar E., 46. 
Parry, 47. Rettie M., 46. Sarah 
W., 46. Thomas D., 46. 

Richards, Mehitable, 56. Susan, 138. 
Wealthy A., 155. 

Richardson, Abby B., 178. Anne B., 
178. Anna, 177, 178. Catherine, 
178. Hannah, 178, 210. John, 
177, 178, 210. Mary B., 177, 178. 
T. C, 191. 

Riddle, Arinna, 45. Jane M., 45., J. 
S., 45. Mary M., 45. 

Ridgeway, Martha, 49. 



Riggs, Esther, 78. 

Ripley, Ezra, 209. 

Robbins, David, 2t. James M., 83. 
Maria L-, 83. 

Roberts, Emily, 95. Rachal, 95. 
Ulysses, 95. 

Robinson, Hannah, 212. Harriet M., 
214. Harriet N., 152. Helen F., 
205. Henry W., 205. J. W., 214. 
Lewis B., 152. Mary E., 152. 
Persis, 206. Sarah N., 152. So- 
phia, 205. William, 152. Win- 
throp, 205. 

Rogers, Aaron D., 11. Emily O., 11. 
Margaret, 205. Mary, 2. 

Rollins, Caroline, 202. 

Rood , 69. 

Rose, Hannah, 176. Zebedee, 176. 

Roseborough, Elizabeth, 165. 

Ross, Anna, 169. Dolly, 128. Isa- 
bella, 12. 

Rosseter, Elizabeth, 63. Timothy, 
64. 

Roszella, Elijah, 142. Hannah, 142. 
Narcissa T., 142. 

Ruhlan, George, 133. 

Russel, Hepzibah, 67. Mehitable, 67. 
Thomas, 67. 

Russell, Anna M., 77. Celista M., 77. 
Ella, 97. Eunice, 89. James L-, 
77. Noah, 89. 

Roycroft, Ann, 117. 



S. 



Sackett, Lucinder, 11. 
Safford, Delia M., 214. 
Saltonstall, Nathaniel, 55. Richard, 55. 
Sanderson, Abraham, 208. Anna, 175. 
David, 175. Eliza J., 93. Elijah, 



175. Elizabeth, 175. Esther, 175. 
Hannah, 56, 208. Isaac, 93. Jacob, 
175. John G., 48. Jonathan, 58, 
175. Lois, 62. Martha B., 48. 
Mary, 58, 62, 175. Mercy, 62, 



272 



Index to Names other than Betnis. 



175. Moses, 62. Nathan, 67, 175. 
Samuel, 58, 62, 175. Sarah, 62, 
175, 208. William H., 48. Wil- 
liam W., 48. 

Sapp, Joseph, 214. Marcy M., 214. 

Sargent, Anna, 75. Annie L., 70. 
Deborah, 82. George W., 70. 
Jennie A., 17. John, 75. John 
S., 75. Josiah L., 75. Lydia, 
195. Martha, 75. Mary, 75. Polly, 
14. Rhoda, 15. 

Sarsefield, Clara T., 214. Nathanial, 
214. 

Sawin, Polly, 34. Stephen, 3, 24. 

Sawtel, Richard, 3. 

Sawtelle, Lucy R., 33. 

Sawyer, Charles E., 166. Edwin H., 
47. Elizabeth P., 214. EmmaN., 
166. G. B. F., 214. Harriet, 47. 
Herbert B., 47. Mary, 83. Sarah 
B., 154. William, 154. 

Schorb, Elizabeth, 150. 

Scott, Hubert B., 70. 

Scripture, Augusta, 98. James O., 
98. 

Sears, Roger W., 217. Sadie F., 217. 

Seaver, L,ucelia, 166. 

Seaverns, Betsy, 67. Charlotte, 67. 
Faithful, 68. Grace, 67. Eunice, 
67. Joseph, 67, 68. Sally, 67. 
Samuel, 67. Sarah J., 67. 

Sedgwick, Lizzie J., 167. 

Seymour, General, 53. 

Sharpe, Lucy, 210. 

Shattuck, Sarah, 68. 

Shaw, Abby J., 94. Abigail B., 93. 
Benjamin, 94. William W., 94. 

Shedd, John H., 97. Phebe, 44. 
Susan, 97. 



Shepard, Eliza, 211. Mary, 211. Phin- 
ehas, 211. 

Shepardson, Cincinnatus, 196. Daniel, 
196. Delia, 196. Eri, 196. Jon- 
athan, 197. John, 196. Luke, 

196. Mary B., 197. Mary C, 

197. Nancy, 197. Quincy, 197. 
Sarah E., 196. Susan S., 196. 

Shepherd, Abigail, 57. John, 57. Lucy 
J. W., 83. 

Sherman, D wight E., 70. 

Sherwin, Elmira, 139. 

Sherwood, Elizabeth, 208. Joseph, 208. 

Shumway, Ruth, 199. 

Sibley, Hellen, 159. Mary, 96. Na- 
thanial, 96. Sally, 71. 

Silsbee, Caroline M. , 43. Elizabeth, 
42. John, 42,49. Mary, 43. Pen- 
elope P., 43. Susanna, 43. 

Simmons, Charles W. , 30. Chester, 
30. Chester B., 30. Emily R., 
30. Ethel, 30. Lois M., 30. 

Simonds, Asenath, 86. Luther, 86. 
Mary A., 86, Susanna, 208. Wil- 
liam, 208. 

Simons, Ruth, 68. 

Skeele, Julia E., 9. Otis, 9. 

Skelton, Maria W., 194. 

Slate, Ellen, 196. 

Slayton, Patience, 210. 

Slocum, Giles B., 39. 

Small, Betsy, 206. 

Smiley, Alice, 46. Ann M., 46. Anna, 
50. Anna S., 50. Arnold, 50, 
Charles B., 50. Daniel, 49. Dan 
iel S., 50. Eleanor, 49. Ellen H. 
46. Emily B., 50. Florence E. 
50. Harriet, 43. Harry L., 50 
Ida M., 50. James B. , 50. Joseph 



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273 



49. Julia A., 50. Lorinda, 50. 
Lorrain, 50. Mary J., 46. Robert 
F., 50. Sarah E., 50. Sarah L., 
49. Sarah R., 50. Simon, 46. 
Weltha, 50. Willard, 46. Wil- 
liam, 50. 

Smith, Abigail, 35, 138, 145, 199 
Ann, 91. Anna, 50. Asa, 35 
Benjamin, 24. Calvin, 91. Charles 
91. Clarissa, 91. Cyrus, 91. Dan 
iel, 35. David, 199. Deborah 
153, 160. Edmund, 91. Elisha 
58. Elizabeth, 35, 91, 180. Ellen 
196. Eunice, 67. Fred P., 158 
Francis, 91. Hannah, 55, 71 
Harriet E., 158. Herman, 10. Ja 
cob, 207. James B., 10. James G. 
180. James M., 180. JamesW.,180. 
Jane, 91, 207. Jesse, 160. Joel 
91. Johleel, 180. Jonas, 91. Jon 
athan, 58. Josiah, 70. Julia, 91 
180. Julia A., 197. Earkin, 151 
Lavinia H., 151. Eeander A. 
196. Lewis, 91. Eorestou B., 197 
Eucretia, 163. Eydia, 91, 207 
208. Martha G., 180. Mary, 91 
Mary A., 78. Mary C, 197 
Mary E., 27. Mary R., 98. Nancy 
196, 208. Nathan, 91, 196. Nel- 
lia A., no. Perez, 91. Rachel 
Z., 180. Robert B., 180. Ruth, 
72. Ruth S., 10. Sally, 67, 69, 
91. Samuel, 207. Sarah, 160. 
Silas B., 151. Susan A., 196. Su- 
sanna, 58, 91, 207. Thankful, 91. 
William, 207. William H., 25. 
Zachariah, 2, 91. 

Snow, Mary, 35. 

Snyder, Isaac, 122. 



Sparrowhawk, Adelia, 122. 
Spear, Elizabeth D., 49. May M., 49. 
Moncreth H., 49. William M. , 

49- 
Sperry, Abigail, 199. 
Spofiford, Eunice, 208. 
Sprague, Almira, 99. Jonas, 99. Jon- 
athan, 99. Sarah W., 59. 
Spring, Marshall, 67. Phebe, 210. 
Spooner, Ada L, 158. 
Standish, Zachariah, 184. 
Staples, Polly, 75. 
Stearns, Elizabeth, 56, 58. Esther, 

175. Eunice, 56, 59. George W., 

176. Grace, 58. Hannah, 58, 74, 
176. Isaac, 56, 58. John, 56. 
Jonathan, 56. Joshua, 56, 94, 207. 
Josiah, 176. Lois, 207. Lucy, 95, 
176. Lydia, 57, 58. Maria, 170. 
Mary, 56, 58, 175, 181. Nathan- 
ial, 58. Peleg, 59. Phebe, 58. 
Phinehas, 56, 175, 176. Polly, 
176. Reuben, 59. Ruth, 58. Sam- 
uel, 58, 181. Sarah, 56, 59, 74, 
94, 95. Silas, 56. Susanna, 56, 
58, 176. William, 59, 176. 

Stebbins, Julia A., 109. Lucretia, 152. 

Steele, Eliza, 137. Rachel, 196. Sam- 
uel, 196. Susan, 196. 

Stephens, Sarah, 206. 

Stevens, Abigail, 13. Betsy, 209. Es- 
ther, 89. Homer, 69. Huldah 
G., 197. Jabez, 89. Margaret E. 
W., 64. Ruth, 69. Washington, 
69. Wilson, 69. 

Stewart, Isabella, 8. James H., 48. 
John, 8. 

Stimson, Elizabeth, 57. Nathaniel, 57. 

St. John, Mary, 209. 



274 



Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Stoddard, Annie G., i8i. Edwin W., 
i8i. Jemima, 13. 

Stone, Azubah T., 161. Chloe, 212. 
Cornelia, 44. Elizabeth, 123, 156. 
Everett E., 12. Harriet, 127. 
Harry 8., 198. Henrietta E., 198. 
Henry, 212. John, 127. John C, 
198. Loomis, 156. Lydia, 212. 
Margaret, 12. Milo R., 198. Sam- 
uel L., 12. Sophia S., 12. 

Storrs, Henry C, 114. Maria L,., 114. 

Stout, S. H., 189. 

Stowell, William H., 27. 

Stratton, Almira, 67. Betsy, 67. Beu- 
lah, 67. Charles, 67. Dana, 67. 
Daniel, 67. Elisha, 67. Eliza- 
beth, 67. George, 67. Harriet 
67. Isaac, 67. Jonathan, 66, 67 
Joseph, 66. Josiah, 67. Lucy, 66 
Lydia, 57. Martha, 67. Mary, 
66, 67. Miranda, 67. Nancy, 67 
72. Patty, 67. Samuel, 67. Sarah 
66, 67. Sukey, 67. Thomas, 67 

Streeter, John, 14. 

Strong, Adeline, 50, 51. Eva W., 48 
Harriet A., 48. Henry A., 48 
Mehetable P., 51. Phebe, 19, 44 



Phillip A., 51. Sarah, 48. Wil- 
liam A., 48. 

Stroud, David C, 11. Susan B., 11. 

Sturtevant, Julia B., 10. Minnie 
A., 10. Robert H., 10. Royal 
B., 10. Warner B., 10. Warner 
C, 10. Warner F., 10. 

Sumers, Charles S., 154. Nancy C, 
154. Samuel F., 154. Sarah B., 

154- 

Summer, Benjamin, 211, 212. Han- 
nah, 211, 212. Margaret, 212. 
Martha S., 212. Mercy, 211. Sam- 
uel, 212. 

Sumpter, General, 187. 

Swallage, Julia, 203. 

Swan, Mary C, 181. Produce, 76. 
Wilber M., 181. 

Sweezer, Cecelia, 21. 

Swinburne, Anne M., 127. George, 
127. 

Swinnerton, Elizabeth, 59. 

Syll, Joseph, 35. 

Symonds, Anna L-, 77- Dana M., 77. 
Elizabeth, 77. Ella J., 77. Emma 
J., 77. Lavinia M., 78. Sylves- 
ter T., 77. 



T. 



Taintor, Joanna, 4. Jonathan, 4. Re- 
becca, 4. Sarah, 4. Simon, 4. 
Susanna, 4. 

Tatman, Charles, 116. Flora A., 116. 
Wilmer A., 116. Wilmer H., 116. 

Taylor, Laura, 12. Sarah, 108. Sam- 
uel, 23. 

Temple, Parna, 20. 

Tenney, Mehitable, 20. 

Terrell, Eliza B., 48. Jay, 48. 

Tevv^tJ sec '^■^Sl 



Thatcher, Catherine, 84. Caty, 84. 

Elias, 84. Sarah, 80. William, 80. 
Thayer, Caroline, 205. Isaac, 205. 

Jedde, 67. Lucy A., 181. Nellie 

M., 168. 
Thed, Caroline, 122. 
Thomas, Fanny, 30. Hannah J., 30. 

Lydia, 37. 
Thompson, Ann, 20. Emily, 154. 

Sarah E., 115, 116. Semira, 26. 



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275 



TifiFany, Justice, 37. 

Tilton, Sarah, 66. 

Tinker, Louisa, 70. Mary, 69. Rufus,7o. 

Titus, Henrietta M., 163. Marion I., 163. 

Todd, Alice P., 206. Elisha, 124. 

Louis M., 206. Martha A., 120. 

Sally, 124. 
Tole, Mary, 18. 
Tollant, Helen E., 137. 
Tolman, Diadama, 80. 
Town, Charlotte G., 142. Elijah, 142. 

May H., 142. Susan H., 142. 
Townsend, David, 73. 
Tracy, Archibald, 212. Elizabeth, 212. 

Laura A., 84. Mary, 212. 
Train, Ellen, 93. George F., 93, 

104, 105. Josephine, 93. Louise, 

93. Maria E. , 93. Oliver, 93. 



Traine, Arthur, 67. 

Treat, Martha, 208. 

Trenholm, John, 199. Phebe, 199. 

Sarah, 199. 
Tribon, Huldah, 98. 
Trowbridge, Elizabeth, 57. 
Tubbs, Margaret, 202. 
Tucker, Elizabeth, 109. Ezekial, 109. 

Huldah, 109. 
Tufts, Eliza A., 128. 
Turk, Mary, 118. 
Tuttle, Albert G., 201. Bertha A., 

201. Gilbert E., 201. Henry S., 

201. Jude S., 201. Laura A., 

201. Louise J., 201. 
Twitchell, Daniel, 57. Emmons, 129. 

Sarah A., 129. 
Tyler, John, 127. 



U. 



Underhill, Doctor, 192. 

Underwood, Amos, 149. Emily, 149. 
Mary A., 114. Mehetable, 149. 

Upham, Abbie, 214. Abigail, 213. 
Albert E., 215. Amos, 213, 214. 
Barak, 213. Clara T., 214. De- 
bora, 213. Edward D., 214. Ed- 
ward W., 214. Edwin A., 214. 
Elizabeth, 213. Eunice A., 214. 
Ezekiah, 209. Francelona M., 



V. 



Valentine, Gilbert, 18. Mary A., 18. 

Van Nest, Nelly, 208. 

Vibird, Isaac, 212. Mary, 212. 

Vilas (Viles), Abigail, 59, 60, 65. 
Achsah, 61. Cynthia, 61. David, 
61. Dinah, 60. Elias, 60. Han- 
nah, 60, 61. Irene, 60. Jessie, 



213. Gardener, 214. Hannah, 
209. Harriet J., 214. Harrison, 
213. Kate L., 214. Lucius H., 
213. Mary E., 214. Nathan, 73. 
Nathanial, 209. Philena, 213. 
Sarah, 209. Sarah A., 213. Waldo 
F., 214. Walter C, 214. Walter 
R., 213. William, 213. Wilmot 
A., 214. 



61. Joel, 60. John, 59, 60, 65. 
Jonas, 60. Kezia, 60. Lizza, 61. 
Louisa, 60. Lydia, 60, 61. Mary, 
60. Myra, 61. Nathan, 60. Re- 
lief, 60. Sarah, 60, 61. Susan, 
59. Susanna, 59, 60, 61, 65. 
Sophia, 60. William, 60. 



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Index to Names other than Bemis. 



Virlsery, Mary B., 157. 
Vose, Anna, 178, 179. Calista, 11. 
Carrie A., II. George, 178. Isaac, 



178. John, 178. Mary B., 178. 
Roger, II. 



W. 



Wadhams, Beebe, 209. Martha M., 
209. 

Wadsworth, Lydia, 212. 

Waite, John, 2. Joseph, 2. Ruhamah, 
2. William, 2. 

Walcott, John, 163, 173. Joseph, 125. 

Walden, Benjamin, 26. Fannie, 26. 

Waldradt, Eliza J., 47. Henry, 47. 

Wales, Jonathan, 205. Lemuel, 204. 
Reliance, 204. Silence, 204. Si- 
lence A., 205. 

Walker, Caroline. S., 122. Lois, 76. 
Mary A., 122. Sewell, 14. 

Wallace, Brigham, 33. 

Wain-Morgan, Elizabeth, 129. Han- 
nah, 129. Thomas, 129. 

Walsh, Celicia, 113. Michael, 113. 

Walters, E. M., 52. 

Ward, Lucy, 145. Martha, 133. Sam- 
uel, 135. 

Warner, Caleb, 9. Edgar J., 137. 
Sarah H., 137. 

Warren, Alice P., 93. Amasa, 150. 
Daniel, 70, 74. Deborah, 35. Eliz- 
abeth, 68, 70, 89, 93, 215. Eme- 
line, 150. Grace, 65. Hannah, 60, 
70, 74. John, 60. Jonathan, 89 
159, 215. Lydia, 65. Lydia G. 
150. Martha, 159. Mary, 3, 55 
60, 206. Nathan, 93. Phinehas 
65. Sarah, 89, 215. Wilbur F. ,93 

Washburn, Sarah, 46. 

Washburne, Alphonso G., 213. Edwin 
D., 27. Sarah A., 213. 



Washington, George, 38. 

Waterman, Alice M., 27. Chandler, 

27. Eleazer L., 27. Ernest J., 

27. Ethel L., 27. Hulbert L., 

27. Hugh A., 27. Mabel J., 27. 
Watkins, Lizzie, 50. 
Watson, Betsy, 166, 174. Charles, 166. 

Clarissa, 145. Dinah, 60. Eme- 

line, 166. Fanny, 160. Jacob, 

160. John, 60. Julia D., 166. 

Lizzie P., III. Lydia, 166. Marie, 

166. Mary, 60. Robert, 166. 
Way, Alanson, 104. Alanson B., 104. 

Alfred C, 104. Caroline C, 104. 

Winthrop, 104. 
Weatherbee, Tasena, 26. 
Webb, Nellia A., 130. 
Webster, Daniel P., 27. Mary, 46, 

211. 
Weed, Albert E., 49. Amanda, 49. 

Elizabeth D., 49. Hamilton M., 

49. Martha, 49. Martha E., 49. 

William B., 49. 
Weld, Sally, 200. 
Wellington, Abner, 72. George, 207. 

Josiah, 56. Lucy, 207. Sybil, 

207. 
Wells, Eleanor S., 102. Sarah E., 122- 

Thomas C, 122. Thomas P., 122. 
Wentworth, Elizabeth, 180. Joanna, 

213. Joseph, 213. Olive, 213. 
Wesson, Betsy, 95. Charles, 95. Hep- 

zibah, 62. Martha, 75. Mary, 95. 

Zachary, 95. 



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277 



West, Angie C, 195. Anna E., 169. 
Elizabeth, 73. Frank H., 195. 
George S., 169. 

Weston, Betsy, 95. Charles, 95. Mary, 
95. Zachary, 95. 

Wetherbee, Abigail, 62. Anna, 62. 
Eliza, 62. John, 62. Joshua, 62. 
Rebecca, 62. Rejoice, 7. Samuel, 
62. William, 62. 

Wheatland, Martha, 149, 150. 

Wheeler, Abel, 98. Augusta, 98. 
Charlotte. 98. Ellen, 98. Jesse, 
98. Leonard, 98. Lucy, 98. 
Mary E., 98. Mary R., 98. Sarah, 
182. Thomas, 98. 

Whipple, David, 13. Jemima, 13. 

Whitcomb, William. 20. Zopher, 20. 

White, Abigail, 5, 71. Amasa B., 163. 
Andrew, 71. Anna, 163. Anna 
A., 163. Anthony, 4. Benjamin, 
5. Betsy, ID. Daniel, 5. Dex- 
ter, 163. Elisha, 5. Emily, 30. 
Eunice, 5, 72. Fred A., 163. 
George, 5. Grace L-, 163. Han- 
nah, 5. Henrietta M., 163. James 
C, 163. Jane, 71. John, 4, 5, 
144, 159. Jonathan, 163. Lucre- 
tia, 163. Lucretia B., 79. Lucy 
J., 83. Luna, 163. Lydia, 5, 207 
Mabel, 26. Marion L., 163. Mary 
5. Mary A., 19. May L., 163 
Mehetable, 149. Rebecca, 4, 144 
Ruth, 163, 207. Sarah, 5, 159 
Sarah N., 163. Seth, 5. Sibella 
144. Susan B., 163. Susanna, 4 
Sybil, 100. Theora, 10. Thomas 
5,79. Timothy, 5. William G., 10 

Whitehead, Gad, 208. Thankful, 208 

Whiting, Mehitable, 125. 



Whitington, Sarah, 215. 

Whitmore, Betsy, 166. 

Whitney, Aaron, 8. Abbie E., 9. 
Abigail, 2. Albert, 9. Benjamin, 
2> 3> 55- Charles M., 214. Daniel, 
3. Delia M., 214. Edward C, 
51. Edward S., 214. EdwardW., 

214. Elias B., 214. Elizabeth, 2, 
70. Elizabeth P., 214. Ellen M., 
9. George, 8. George A., 9. 
George H., 9, III. George R., 51. 
Georgina, 9. Grace, 2. Hannah, 
2. Harriet M., 214. Henry M., 
51, 180. John, 2, 3, 55, 58, 60. 
Joseph, 58, III. Kate, 214. La- 
vinia B., 214. Lemuel B., 214. 
Lucretia, 72. Marcy M., 214. 
Mary, 3, 90. Mary J., 214. Mary 
T., 214. Mary W., 180. Nathan- 
ial, 2. Rhoda S., 214. Rose E., 
51. Ruth, 3. Samuel, 2, 3. 
Samuel W., 214. Sarah, 2, 3, 89, 

215. Sarah A., 215. Silas, 215. 
Sophronia L., m. Thomas, 214. 
Verenia E., 51. William, 2, 5, 
215. William H., 51. 

Whittemore, Jeremiah, 62. Patience, 

62. Sarah, 153. 
Wible, Benjamin, 188. 
Wilder, Joshua, 6. Marinder, 14. 

Regina, 6. 
Wiley, Abigail, 215. 
Willard, Angela, 203. Eva, 48. Jona- 
than, 203. 
Williams, Addie C, 47. Alta L., 200. 

Alton, S., 47. Azubah, 161. 

Charles D., 200. Cyane D., 194. 

Daniel E., 47. Ebenezer, 133. 

Emily, 158. Fannie E., 200. 



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Index to Names other than Bemis. 



George, 200- Harry, 200. Har- 
vey C, 47. John I,., 194. Julia 
A., III. Katharine H., 47. Maria 
W., 194. Percy A., 47. Ruth, 
133. Sally, 77. Sally L-, 200. 
Sarah S., 200. 

Wilson, Albert C, 139. Amos, 124. 
Betsy, 124, 173. Carrie L., loi, 
104. David, 61. Dorothy, 61. 
Elizabeth, 156. Henry, 104. Her- 
bert, 158. Jane C, 139. Louise 
M., 104. Lydia, 61. Nettie, 83. 
Sarah F., 158. Simeon, 61. Wil- 
liam, 79, 104. 

Winch, Patty, 75. Pauline, 54. 

Winslow, Alice B. , 94. Henry A., 94. 

Witherell, Celia, 26. 

Witt, Louise, 15. 

Wittemore, Mamo F., 18. 

Wood, Dolly, 173. Dorothy, 210. 
Elizabeth, 213. John, 112. L,ove, 
35. Mary, 69. Nathanial, 173. 



Woodbury, Ellen M., 146. William 
W., 146. 

Woodruf, Lizzie, 86. 

Woods, Isabella, 115. Maria A., 115. 
Sarah I., 116. 

Woodward, Austin, 113. Caty, 84. 
Charles R., 164, 165. George H., 
165. Harriet E., 165. Jane B., 
165. Laura B., 165. Lucretia 
W., 164. Marion E., 165. Silas 
B., 165. Sophronia, 113. 

Woodworth, Ephraim, 38, 39. John 
M., 190. Susan, loi. 

Wooley, Amanda J., 32. Kate, 48. 

Woolson, Cyrus, 119, 121. Lavinia, 
121. Mary, 66. Persis, 119, 121. 
Sally, 119, 121. 

Wright, Ebenezer, 61. Eunice, 168. 
Leonard, 83. Lois J., 79. Lu- 
cinda, 79. Mary J., 83. Nabby, 
83. Oliver, 79. Patience, 14. 
Sabina, 7. Sarah, 79, 126. 



Yesenden, Mary K., 121. 

Young, Frank J., 48. Rachal A., 



216. Samuel K., 216. Sarah 
A., 48. 



Zimmerman, Godfrey, 102. Louise S., 
102. 



INDEX TO PLACES. 



A name occurring on a page several times is indexed but once. 



A. 



Abbott, 198. 

Adams, 200, 202. 

Agawam, 69. 

Alabama, 141, 142. 

Albany, 38, 40, 44, 49, 51, 134, 180, 214. 

Allston, 28. 

Almond, 86. 

Alsace, France, 102. 

Altoona, 48. 

Amherst, 70, 199. 

Ancora, loi. 

Andersonville, 46, 120. 

Angelica, 86. 



Antietam, 53. 
Antrim, 100. 
Antwerp, 7. 
Appomatox, C. H., 189. 
Ashburnham, 23, 28, 29, 32, 33, 121, 

214. 
Ashland, 24. 
Asheville, 51, 53, 85. 
Ashford, 37, 115, 183. 
Ashtabula, 41. 
Athol Center, 197, 198. 
Auburn, 14S, 149, 156, 163, 198. 
Auburndale, 205. 



B. 



Ball Hill, 196. 

Baltimore, 70, 107, 127. 

Barre, 94, iii, 145, 151, 152, 163, 164, 

202. 
Bath, 165. 
Bedford, 91. 
Belchertown, 156. 
Bellingham, 34. 
Bellows Falls, 179, 210. 
Beloit, 162, 164. 
Bemmington, 213. 
Bemus Heights, 37, 38, 39, 40. 
Bemus Point, 40, 42, 44, 49, 51, 52, 54. 
Bernardstown, 210. 
Berrien Springs, 168. 
Bethel, 81, 84. 



Beverly, 216. 

Birmingham, Engl., 87. 

Blandford, 201. 

Bloomfield, 183, 185, 187, 188. 

Boston, I, 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 18, 31, 60, 
65. 73. 76, 93. 94. 98, 100, lOI, 
102, 104, 105, 122, 126, 127, 128, 
129, 134, 152, 154, 157, 167, 176, 
179, 181, 182, 204, 205, 206, 209, 
210, 212, 215, 216, 218, 228, 236. 

Bradford, 139. 

Brattleboro, 13, 14, 15, 17, 133, 210, 
214, 227. 

Brecksville, 87. 

Brimfield, 1 13, 201. 

Brockton, 205. 



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Brookfield, 62, 71, 108, 109, in, 112, 

113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 124, 125, 

126, 127, 128, 129, 138, 139, 153, 

154. 155. 157. 15S, 159. 160, 161, 

162, 165, 166, 169, 172, 173, 181, 
210, 211. 

Brookline, 176. 



Brooklyn, 93, 94, 104, 128, 151. 

Brussels, Belgium, 129. 

Brutus, 196. 

Buffalo, 16, 42, 43, 51, loi, 102, 137, 

158. 
Burlington, 84. 



Cabot, 200. 

Cambridge, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 31, 59, 63, 65, 

68, 72, 89, 93, 97, loi, 102, 103, 

104, 105, 212. 
Cambridge Farms, 5. 
Cambridgeport, 100, 104, 105, 126. 
Campbell, 151, 163, 164, 165. 
Canandaigua, 133, 134, 136, 137, 163. 
Canterbury, no, 212. 
Canton, 63. 
Cape Vincent, 50. 
Carlton, 62. 
Castine, 212. 
Chamberlain, 199. 
Chambersburg, 45. 
Chambly, Canada, 167. 
Chantilly, 170. 
Charlemont, 202. 
Charleston, 127. 
Charlestowu, 48, 59, 90, 154, 179, 203, 

204, 223, 228, 235, 236. 
Charlton, 62, 71, 114, ns, 138, 140, 

148, 156, 159, 160, 161, 225, 229, 

232, 233, 234. 
Charpton, 210. 
Chartiers, 16. 
Chatham, 41, 133. 



Cherokee Springs, 189. 
Chester, 68, 69, 70, loi, 160, 179. 
Chesterfield, 15, 34, 127, 203. 
Chicago, 30, 31, 32, 41, 70, 86, 87, 

169. 
Chicamauga, 189. 
Chicopee, 7, 8, 9, 179, 180, 181. 
Chicopee Falls, 8. 
Cincinnati, 23, 182. 
Clankitty, Ireland, 204. 
Clarksville, 187, 194. 
Cleveland, 86, 87, 137. 
Clifton Springs, 41. 
Clinton, 165. 
Colorado Springs, 114. 
Concord, 28, 62, 65, 98, 142, 182, 209, 

210, 227, 235, 236. 
Conway, 50. 
Copenhagen, 151, 152. 
Corpse Hill, 215. 
Corning, 163. 
Cornish, 78. 
Corry, 51. 
Coventry, 212. 
Craighill, 195. 
Croydon, 108, 112. 
Cummington, 203. 



D. 



Danielsville, 138, 139. 
Davenport, 28. 



Daysville, 29, 31, 32. 
Dedham, 125, 159. 



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De Kalb, 30. 

Dennispot, 217. 

Denver, 131, 132, 214. 

Des Moines, 143, 169. 

Detroit, 127, 135, 211. 

Dorchester, 126, 127, 128, 205, 212. 



Dover, 29, 180. 
Dresden, Germany, 129, 130. 
Dublin, 75, 77. 
Dumbarton, 29. 

Dummerston, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 
18, 24, 26, 27. 



East Boston, 217. 
East Hartford, 145, 211. 
East Killingley, 147. 
East Middletown, 208. 
East Onandaga, 134. 
East Sudbury, 71. 
Ellery, 46, 49, 51. 
Ellington, 17. 



Elmington, 86. 
Elmira, 40, 149, 164. 
Enfield, 114. 
Epping, 93. 
Evansville, 40, 41. 
Exter, 49. 
Exeter, 205, 213. 



F. 



Fairbault, 200, 202, 203. 

Fall River, 157. 

Farmingham, 202. 

Farmington, 4, 59. 

Fayville, 210. 

Fitchburg, 14, 15, 23, 24, 28, 29,30, 

89, 120. 
Fitzwilliam, 21, 33, 82, 83. 
Flushing, 128. 
Fort Covington, 214. 
Fort Edward, 38. 



Fort Lewis, 137. 

Fort Neilson, 38. 

Foxborough, 117, 118, 162. 

Frankfort, 186. 

Franklin, 214. 

Framingham, 4, 20, 59, 72, 119, 121, 

144, 159, 178, 210, 223, 235. 
Fredericksburg, 53. 
Fredonia, 41. 
Freetown, 125, 217. 
Freiberg, Saxony, 131. 



G. 



Gama, 200. 
Gardner, 198. 
Germantown, 205. 
Gilman, 23. 
Glenns Falls, 84. 
Gloucester, 216. 
Goldsboro, 40. 
Granby, 69. 



Greely, 139. 

Greenfield, 70, 84. 

Greenville, 95, 96, 107. 

Greenwich, 35, 158. 

Groton, 3, 35, 41, 84. 

Guildhall, 80. 

Guilford, 197, 199, 208, 210, 213, 232. 

Gummersal, Engl., 146. 



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H. 



Halifax, 13. 
Hamburg, 42. 
Hamilton's Crossing, 189. 
Hammonton, 18. 
Hampton, 34, 36. 
Hannibal, 41. 
Hardwick, 155. 
Harmony, 42, 45, 46. 
Harrisville, 77. 
Hartford, 8, g, 180, 211. 
Hartfield, 47. 

Harvard, 6, 7, 8, 9, 67, 72. 
Hastings, 48. 
Havana, 132. 
Haverhill, 195. 
Havre, France, 127. 
Heath, 199, 200, 202. 



Henrietta, 86. 

Herkimer, 151. 

Hingham, 144, 210. 

Hindsdale, 15, 27. 

Holden, 8, 58, 81. 

Hollis, 181. 

Hollister, 77. 

Holliston, 118, 121, 122, 210. 

Holyoke, 104, 180, 198. 

Hopewell, 16. 

Hopkinton, 18. 

Hornellsville, 16. 

Horseheads, 163. 

Hoosick Falls, 44. 

Houston, 47, 205. 

Huntington, 12, 70. 

Hyde Park, 114. 



Independence, 143. 
Ipswich, 31, 122, 216. 



Ipswich, Engl., 4. 
Islesworth, Engl., 2. 



J- 



Jaffray, 21, 22, 33, 77, 78, 82, 84. Janesville, 49, 50, 127, 169. 

Jamaica, 26, 27. Jefferson, loi, 165. 

Jamestown, 37, 41, 43, 44, 49, 50, 52, 
53. 54. 237. 



K. 



Keene, 15, 76, 83, 179. 
Keighley, Engl., 146. 
Kennebunk, loi. 
Kickapoo, 30. 



Killingly, 139. 
Kilrush, Ireland, 19. 
Kirtland, 87. 
Knight's lyanding, 50. 



Lancaster, 23, 35. 
Lawrence, 180, 199. 



Latham, 62. 
Lebanon, 86, 212. 



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Leicester, 60, 109, 114, 123, 124, 144, 
145, 147, 150, 153, 157, 158, 159, 
160, 162, 163, 166, 167, 173, 210. 

Leominster, 19, 83. 

Lewaren, loi. 

Lexington, 67, 75, 97, 118, 175, 206, 
224, 232, 235. 

Lincoln, 57, 60, 74, 88, 90, 91, 92, 97, 
98, 99, 182, 207, 235. 

Lisbon, 14, 212. 

Littleton, 14. 

Little Lakes, 151. 

Madison, 51. 

Magnolia Springs, 86. 

Maiden, 124, 145. 

Malone, 76, 85, 214. 

Manchester, 200. 

Manhattan, 122. 

Mansfield, 86, 118, 214. 

Marcellus, 50. 

Marlborough, 2, 19, 20, 22, 33, 34, 55, 

74> 75. 76, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 

119, 121, 122, 167. 
Marseilles, France, 105. 
Marshfield, 108, 112. 
Mason City, 214. 
Matross, 235, 236. 
Maysville, 50. 

McConnellsville, 95, 100, 107. 
Meadville, 42, 45,47,48, 53,54,115. 116. 
Medina, 94. 
Melrose, 154. 
Mendota, 116. 
Menstomy, 212. 



Little York, Canada, 134. 

London, Engl., 105, 180. 

Londonderry, 213. 

Louisburg, 140. 

Louisville, 188, 189, 191, 194. 

Lowell, 41, 179, 181. 

Lunenburg, 7, 22, 176, 177. 

Lyndon, 125, 138, 139, 146, 162, 172. 

Lyndonsville, 213. 

Lyne, 214. 

Lyons, 137. 



M. 



Mercer, 28. 
Meriden, 9. 
Mexico, 41. 
Middleborough, 125. 
Middleburg, 185, 213. 
Middleton, 15, 16. 
Milford, 33. 
Millport, 163, 164. 
Milton, 72, 213. 
Milwaukee, 204. 
Mobile, 148, 204, 205. 
Mohawk, 151. 
Montauk Point, 132. 
Montgomery, 93. 
Monticello, 96, 213. 
Mt. Airy, loi. 
Mt. Carroll, 170. 
Mt. Holly, 49. 
Mt. Pleasant, 143. 
Mt. Vernon, 196. 
Munich, Bavaria, 129, 131. 
Munroe, 212. 



N. 



Narragansett, 5, 35. 
Nashua, 30, 31, 32. 



Natick, 22, 67, 70, 121. 
Needham, 59. 



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Nelson, 34. 

New Bedford, 10, 32. 

New Braintree, 154. 

New Brunswick, 21. 

New Fane, 24. 

New Haven, 63, 64, 137, 197, 199. 

New London, 59. 

New Milford, 213. 

New Orleans, 93, 128, 189, 191, 192, 
194, 205, 215. 

New York, 16, 22, 27, 28, 30, 33, 51, 
52, 53. 63, 87, 94, 103, 105, 122, 
126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 
185, 187, 188, 191, 202, 204, 206, 
211, 214. 

Newark, 148. 

Newbury, 14, 62. 

Newburyport, 194, 195, 215. 



Newman, 189. 

Newton, 31, 57, 59, 61, 63, 67, 72, 81, 

121, 141, 178, 214. 
Norfolk, Engl., 172. 
Northampton, 169. 
Northfield, 98, 197, 208. 
Northboro, 119, 120, 170. 
Northumberland, 87. 
North Adams, 201. 
North Amherst, 85. 
North Bridgewater, 205. 
North Brookfield, no, in, 154, 155, 

156. 
North East, 38, 48, 51, 208, 209. 
North Springfield, 213. 
North Warren, 43, 44. 
Norton, 142, 205. 
Norwich, 146, 212, 215. 



O. 



Oakdale, 18. 

Oakfield, 142. 

Oakham, 11 1, 210. 

Oakhan, 166. 

Oakland, 200. 

Oberlin, 28. 

Ocean Springs, 191. 

Oil City, 116. 

Omaha, 41, 94, 104, 105, 106. 



Ontario, loi. 

Onondaga, 135. 

Orange, 26. 

Oregon, 29, 32. 

Orleans, 131. 

Oswego, 137. 

Owego, 105. 

Oxford, 142, 156, 171, 210. 

Oxfordshire, Engl., 75. 



P. 



Pawling, 42. 

Paxton, 58, 59, 62, 71, 73, 107, 108, 

109, no. III, 112, 146, 151, 172, 

210, 224, 231, 235. 



Packersfield, 223. 

Painesville, 87. 

Palmer, in, 117, 155. 

Paris, 41, 177, 181. 

Paris, France, 105, 127, 128, 129, 130, Pearl Harbor, H. I., 133. 

131. Pelham, 104. 

Parkham, 197. Peters, 16. 

Patersham, 214. Petersham, loi, 196, 198, 202. 



Index to Names other than Bends. 

Petrotia, 53. Plymouth, 21, 90. 

Peru, 198. Pomfret, 184, 210, 215. 

Philadelphia, 45, 92, 97, 98, 127, 129, Portland, 31, 150, 208. 



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130, 206. 
Phillipstown, 44. 
Pine Grove, 50, 51. 
Pittsburg, 20. 
Pittsfield, 10, 127. 
Pittstown, 42. 
Plainfield, 112. 



Randolph, loi, 204, 205. 
Reading, 60. 
Readsboro, 200, 201. 
Rehoboth, 26. 



Portsmouth, 23. 
Pound Ridge, 40. 
Prescott, 196. 
Preston, 199. 
Princeton, 6, 73, 121, 148 
Providence, 94, 161, 163. 
Putney, 18. 



171. 



R. 



Rockingham, 28. 
Rockport, 216. 
Rolwa3% 205. 
Rome, 151. 



Richmond, 21, 35, 53, 83, 190, 194, Rowe, 199, 200, 201, 202. 



218. 
Rindge, 21, 22, 74, 77, 78, 82, 196. 
Rochester, 41, 127. 
Rockford, 32, 41. 



Roxbury, 67, 83. 

Royalston, 139, 195, 196, 197, 198. 

Russell, 69. 

Rutland, 56, 149, 155, 174. 



S. 



Saco, loi, 216. 
Sackett's Harbor, 64. 



Sedan, 131. 
Seneca Falls, 147. 

Salem, 19, 29, 59, 65, 96, 179, 180, 207, Sheffield, 201. 

223. Sherborn, 63, 113, 122, 123. 

Salisbury, 29, 63. Shrewsbury, 19, 56, 150. 

Sandwich, 220. Shutesbury, 201, 202. 

Sandersfield, 180. Sidney, 118. 

San Francisco, 31, 48, 118, 128, 132, Silver Creek, 48. 

133, 194, 195. Smyrna, 30. 

Saratoga, 38, 39, 40, 41, 63. Somerset, 16. 

Savannah, 170. Somerville, 100. 

Schenectady, 134. Southboro, 118, 119,120, 121, 122,170, 
Schuyler Lake, 151. 205, 222. 

Scituate, 139. Southbridge, 115, 146. 

Scranton, 100. Southington, 87. 

Searsburg, 200. South Brookfield, 126. 



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South Royalston, 139. 

Spencer, 59, 61, 62, 68, 69, 71, 
no, III, 112, 117, 123, 124, 
126, 127, 130, 134, 138, 140, 
142, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 
150, 151, 153, 156, 157, 158, 
160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 
167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 
174, 210, 212, 214, 223, 224, 
228, 230, 232, 233, 234, 236. 

Springfield, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 70, 
118, 126, 128, 177, 178, 196, 
213. 

St. Helena, 47. 

St. John, Canada, 167. 

St. Johnsburg, no. 

St. Louis, 30, 31, 32, 95, 107. 

Stafford, 113. 

Stephentown, 41. 



Sterling, 139, 205. 
109, Stillwater, 38. 
125, Stockbridge, 63, 64. 
141, Stockton, 8. 
149, Stoughton, 125, 222, 229. 
159, Stowe, 84, 205. 
166, Strawberry Point, 51, 200. 
173, Sturbridge, 86, 108, 113, 114, 115, 154, 
227, 199, 215. 

Sudbury, 2, 66, 75, 76, 77, 123, 140, 
108, 195, 210, 218, 219, 221, 227. 

201, Sunsburj', 213. 

Sure Prairie, 51. 

Sutton, 124, 144, 145, 171, 211. 

Swansea, 201. 

Swanzey, 81, 82. 

Sycamore, 30. 

Sylvester, 50. 



Tatnick, 147. 
Taunton, 205, 206. 
Taylorstown, 16. 
Templeton, 21, 196. 
Texarkana, 165. 
Thomasville, 96. 
Thompson, 122, 214. 
Ticonderoga, 76. 

Union, 45. 



Valparaiso, 147. 
Vergennes, 63, 64. 

Wailuckee, 191. 
Wallingford, 20. 
Walpole, 80. 



Tolland, 8. 

Townsend, 26, 28. 

Troy, 20, 21, 22, 23, 33, 34, 80, 81, 82, 

98, 134- 
Truro, 216. 
Tunnel Hill, 188. 
Tyrone, Ireland, 204. 



U. 



Utica, 134. 



V. 



Vernon, 18, 19. 



W. 



Waltham, 5, 6, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 
73, 74, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 



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95. 96, 99, 100, 102, 104, 107, 180, 
181, 182, 194, 195, 206, 207, 208, 
220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 229, 

230, 231. 

Wardsboro, 27, 43. 
Ware, 104. 

Warren, 113, 114, 116, 117, 140, 151. 
Warsham, Eng., 180. 
Warwick, 197. 
Washington, 47, 127. 
Watertown, i, 2, 3, 4, 5, 34, 35, 36, 55, 
56, 58, 59, 64, 70, 71, 100, 123, 

150, 151. 175. 176, 177. 178, 179. 
180, 182, 194, 206, 207, 210, 219. 

Watkins, 165. 

Wankegan, 214. 

Wayland, 96, 97. 

Weare, 100. 

Weissemburg, 131. 

W^ellesley Hills, 104. 

Wellington, 114. 

Westboro, 119, 209. 

Western, 140. 

Westfield, 69, 181. 

Westford, 55, loi. 

Westminster, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19, 
20, 23, 24, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 57, 
198, 203, 210, 219, 224, 225, 226, 
229, 231, 235. 

Westmorland, 14, 15. 

Weston, 2, 5, 6, 22, 35, 36, 41, 55, 57, 
58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 
71. 72, 73. 74. 75. 76, 88, 89, 93, 
107, 175, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 
224, 226, 227, 228, 230, 235, 236, 
237- 



West Boylestou, 154. 

West Brookfield, 126, 139, 155. 

West Cambridge, 29, 179. 

West Chester, 181. 

West Greenwich, 49. 

West Middleton, 16, 17. 

West Westminster, 20. 

Wethersfield, 213. 

Whately, 34. 

Whitehall, 38. 

Whitestone, 128, 129. 

Whitestown, 213. 

Whittingham, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 

204. 
Wilbraham, 158, 180. 
Willimansett, 8, 10. 
Winchenden, 21, 196, 198, 199, 221, 

228, 230, 231, 235. 
Winchester, 139, 235. 
Windham, 5, 23, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36, 

37. 64, 72, 214. 
Windham, Canada, 36. 
Winona, 53. 
Winsted, 113. 
Winthrop, 174. 
Woburn, 62, 74, 207. 
Wolverhampton, Engl., 87. 
Woodstock, III, 115, 159, 204. 
Worcester, 3, 18, 19, 35, 56, 57, 98, 

no. III, 114, 116, 121, 122, 124, 

125, 126, 129, 134, 138, 139, 146, 

149, 150, 155, 156, 161, 162, 167, 

170, 172, 173, 199. 
Worthington, 183. 
Wrentham, 118. 



Y. 



Yokohama, Japan, 137. 



York, 194.