JESSE BEMENT, JR., in early manhood, settled in Western New York, first at what is now the town of Groton, and later at Hector, in Schuyler County, where, near the pleasant village Meclenburgh, he successfully followed agricultural pursuits, and there he died, as did his wife, Amy Castle. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 134)spouse: >Castle, Amy (>1777 - >1820)
Jesse Bement went west and died there. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 134) ____________________spouse: >
The information on the descendants of Jesse L. Bement was provided by his great grand-daughter, Billie Ewing (Bement) Ronk of Atlanta, Georgia. (April 1999) His exact date of birth and death was obtained from Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 4, Pedigree #403.
Supplemental information on her husband and their children was obtained from the LDS Family Group Sheet #14505 as compiled by her daughter, Ida Ellen (Palladay) Smith in 1981, and submitted by Marilyn M. Smith of Grand Ledge, MI. (May 1998)spouse: >Palladay, Henry (1871 - 1942)
JOEL BEMENT (7-276d) was a hatter and Post Master in Centerville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania for some years. He was very devoted to his wife, and when he was old (he) was very patient in his blindness. When his wife died, he said, "Now my task is finished", and in one week he was dead. In their old age they made their home with Great Grandfather Daniel Bement. Speaking of his blindness, he said "God forbid that I should complain against the Almighty." (Source: Alice Lenore Higley, 2nd Great-grandniece) (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 116b-c)spouse: >Smith, Julia (1781 - 1868)
Buried in White Cloud Cemetery.
JOHN BEMENT (2-2), the only son of the pioneer, John Beaumont (abt. 1612-1647), settled when his majority was reached, at Wenham in Essex County, Massachusetts; some six miles northeast of Salem. In 1680, having received grants of land in the proposed settlement at Enfield, in Western Massachusetts, now Connecticut, for himself and his son John, he removed there, and was an actual resident there in 1682. He was born about 1644, probably in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and died 27 Dec 1684 at about 40 years of age at Enfield, Conn. His inventory amounted to £53. He married Martha Dennis, daughter of Edward and Sarah Dennis, born 1 May 1644; and died in the early 1700's. Martha was married prior to (2) John Bement to a (1) John Beamont; and in her later years to an (3) Arthur Henbury and (4) John Shephard, Sr. Children of John and Martha (Dennis) Bement were: John, Edmund Bement, William Bement, and Benjamin Bement (who died intestate after his father, without issue). (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 11-20) ___________________________spouse: >Dennis, Martha (1644 - >1700)
NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES GENEALOGICAL AND MEMORIAL
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation
COMPILED UNDER THE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF WILLIAM RICHARD CUTTER, A.M. COKKESPONDING SECRETARY AND HISTORIAN OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC-GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY; LIBRARIAN EMERITUS OF WOBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY; AUTHOR OF "THE CUTTER FAMILY," "HISTORY OF ARLINGTON," ETC.
Originally published New York, 1913
Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Maryland, 1996, 1997
International Standard Book Number: 0-8063-4612-4
Made in the United States of America
New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV Author: William Richard Cutter
This is Volume IV of a four-volume set. It has records of achievements of people from England, who have set up commonwealths in New England. About 6,000 names included in this record.
Bibliographic Information: Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV. 1913. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996.
ADDENDA AND ERRATA
Bement, page 647, col. 2, line 15, after "Massachusetts," the following should appear in place of the remainder of that paragraph, and also of all of generation (II):
The following year he was of Boston, purchasing there, June 14, 1644, of Jonathan Brewster, certain books which had formed part of Elder William Brewster's library. Shortly after this he died, leaving a widow and one son; and the records of the Salem Quarterly Court show that the widow had married one John Tucker, and the son, John Beaumont, been placed under the guardianship of Daniel Ray of Salem, before July, 1647.
(II) John Bement, the only son of the pioneer, settled, when his majority was reached, at Wenham in Essex county, some six miles north-east of Salem, over the long hills which skirt almost the entire length of Salem harbor. In 1680, having received grants of land in the proposed settlement at Enfield, in Western Massachusetts, now Connecticut, for himself, and his son, John Bement Jun., he turned his attention towards removing thereto, and was an actual resident there in 1682 with his wife and family of three sons. John Bement Sr. had a home lot twelve rods in breadth and length from the street on the east back west 160 rods to Great River. John Jr. has "160 rods from the strect on the east back west to the Great River." (P. 86 Enfield records.) The lands held by John Sr. and John Jr. were confirmed October 5, 1684. (P. 96-8.) In a list of the lands dated April 10, 1683, John Sr. had six acres of meadow and eight of field, and John Jr. had lands "northward of his father." This proves that John Bement, generally called the first settler of Enfield, was son of John Sr., who died in 1684 (P. 105.) Another record shows that John Sr. was granted twelve acres for a home lot, 36 for fields, four for meadow, July 24, 1682, and at the same time John Jr. ("to his son John Jr.") house lot of twelve acres, 20 field and two meadow. (P. 132). In a list of lands (p. 684) John Sr.'s lands were owned then by William and Edmund, and John Jr., as he was then described, had 48 acres, May 12, 1712. John Bement Sr. died in 1684-5. His inventory was dated January 25, 1684. and filed September 29, 1685, amounting to 53 pounds. His widow was administratrix. She was Martha, daughter of Edward and Sarah Dennis of Boston, baptized May 5, 1644, and was living at Enfield, September 28, 1686. Their three children were: 1. John Bement, born 1659-60, settled with his father at Enfield, where he died September 16, 1703. By his wife Abigail, he had the following children: Benjamin, September 14, 1695: Mindwell, February 22, 1697; Abigail, May 13, 1700; John, March 23, 1701-02. 2. William, mentioned below. 3. Edmund, married (first) in 1700, Prudence Morgan, (second) Priscilla Warner.
JOHN BEMENT (3-3), was probably born in Essex County, Massachusetts, about 1667, and died at Enfield, 1 Sep 1703. Married 29 Oct 1696, Abigail Eggleston, daughter of James Eggleston of Windsor, Connecticut, born 1 Sep 1671; died before 22 Sep 1724. He accompanied his father to Enfield, or, as it was then called, "Freshwater Plantation", where under date of 24 July 1682, he was granted "a home-lot of twelve acres, and twenty acres of field land with meadow." (Source: Records of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Hampshire County, Liber B. 1735-1741, ff. 311-313).spouse: >Eggleston, Abigail (1671 - <1724)
He was one of the Enfield men who responded to the call for soldiers to garrison harassed Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1694, against the French and Indians, and is mentioned in Shelden's History of Deerfield. Children of John and Abigail (Eggleston) Bement, born at Enfield, were: Mindwell, Benjamin, Abigail, and John. He died intestate and his estate was administered upon by his widow. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, pp. 20-25)
JOHN BEMENT (4-10), was born at Enfield, 23 Mar 1701 or 1702, and is to believed to have died on or after 22 Apr 1756. In 1723, he responded to the military instinct inherited from his father, and volunteered in the war against the Indians and served as a private and sentinel in Captain Joseph Kellogg's Company, from November to the following February until May 1724, and probably later at the Blockhouse, near Northfield. In 1746, while in service in the French and Indian War, he was taken prisoner by the Indians at Cold Spring, a little below Fort Bridgman at Northfield, on June 24 of that year. However, he survived such captivity and was living at Westfield at the date of his second wife, Mary's decease.spouse: >Wright, Rachel (1707 - 1732)
He married (1) Rachel Wright, born 1707; and died at Northfield, 19 Jan 1731 or 32; the daughter of Benjamin Wright, Jr., by his wife, Hannah Stebbins. Married (2) Mary, who died at Westfield, 22 Apr 1756. Children of John and Rachel (Wright) Bement: Abigail, Mary (died young). Children of John and Mary Bement: John, Jerusha, Phineas, Jonathan, Jesse, and Rachel.
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 51-52
JOHN BEMENT, as was told, that when young he was captured by the Indians and taken toward Canada, and one night when staked down on his back in a ditch, he managed to escape and reached home safely. He may have been taken when his father was, or, the tradition may refer to the older John Bement.spouse: >Waite, Mary (1740 - 1822)
He was a soldier in the campaigns of 1756 and 1757, under Captain John Burke, Colonel George Monroe, and was taken prisoner at the Capture of Fort William Henry by the French and Indians commanded by Montcalm, 9 Aug 1757. He probably saw later service in the last Indian War, and may have taken some part in the Revolutionary struggle. About that time, he removed to Ashfield, where he was influential in town affairs and a deacon in its church. (Source: Connecticut Historical Society Collections, French and Indian War Rolls).
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 83-84
"He was a pioneer of Franklin county (Massachusetts). He bought a tract of timber land in the eastern part of Ashfield and built a log house in the wilderness, enduring the hardships and meeting the difficulties of his situation with a brave and sturdy spirit. Before his land was cleared he would go to Hadley to work for farmers there, taking his pay in corn, which he carried home through the forest on his back. Patiently toiling, year in and year out, he cleared a good farm, and at the time of his death was in comfortable circumstances." (Source: Leading Citizens of Franklin County, Massachusetts. Biographical Review Publishing Co., Cited in "A Genealogy of Sherwin-Shed and Allied Families of America", by Alyce Adams Burrell, 1990, p. 117)
He may also have died as late as 10 Sep 1810. Apparently he was the first Bement to settle in Ashfield. Over one hundred and fifty Bement's were born there between 1763 and 1850, but none have resided there since 1900 or earlier. (Source: Spencer L. BeMent, Ann Arbor, MI)
John Bement's younger sister, Rachel (1742-1814) was married to Mary Waite Bement's younger brother, Jeremiah Waite (1742-1817).
JOHN BEMENT lived in Woodstock, Vermont and died at over 90, had two daughters, and it is unknown if there any sons. One daughter married a man by the name of Marshall, who was believed to have worked for the Howe Scales Company, possibly in the Toledo, Ohio area.spouse: >
JOHN BEMENT, a Revolutionary War soldier, enlisted first in the Northern Department Continental Army, and was honorably discharged during the following month. In his enlistment of 21 July 1780, in a company raised by the town of Ashfield for six months' service in the Continental Line, he is described as "aged nineteen years, stature five feet, seven inches, light complexioned, residence Ashfield." (Source: Massachusetts Sailors and Soldiers of the Revolution, Vol. 1; Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 119)spouse: >Smith, Rachel (1770 - 1824)
When the war ended, John followed the peaceful pursuit of agriculture at Ashfield, to which beautiful town he had accompanied his parents while still a youth, and were he became one of its foremost citizens. He was placed on the pension roll 19 Jun 1833. (Source: Spencer BeMent, Ann Arbor, MI)
JOHN BEMENT removed in 1808 from Stockbridge, Massachusetts to Tioga County, New York, near Newark Valley, where he had landed interest acquired form his father, and where he was commissioned in 1817 by Governor DeWitt Clinton, one of the justices of the peace for that county. About 1822, he became a resident of Victor, New York. He had a total of twelve children, three of which died in infancy, whose names have not been ascertained. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 169-170)spouse: >Dewey, Amy (1778 - 1826)
JOHN BEMENT removed with his father-in-law and other pioneers from Brimfield, Massachusetts to Homer, Cortland County, New York, settling finally at Genoa, Cayuga County, New York. At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, this section of the Empire State was but a wilderness and those early pioneers were well suited to the labor of wresting a home from its grasp. The law of progress was stamped upon their characters and their energy was devoted to the advancement and general improvements of their age. In addition to farming, he was a manufacturer of shoes, and in 1811 took out the first patent for pegged boots. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, pp. 132-133)spouse: >Hitchcock, Mary Elizabeth (1780 - )
JOHN BEMENT was a successful merchant at Woodstock, Vermont for many years. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 178)spouse: >Thomas, Sylvia (1788 - 1861)
JOHN BEMENT became a merchant at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became moderately wealthy by the standards of his day. He was living there as late as 28 August 1841. In 1843 he farmed at Phelps where he resided in 1850. In 1856 he belonged to the First Presbyterian Church in Geneva and was residing at Geneva/Seneca in 1860. He was the last of the string of seven consecutive John's. (Source: Spencer L. BeMent, Ann Arbor, MI)spouse: >Russell, Sarah A. (>1791 - <1827)
Source: Webster Homepage by Pat Hagemanspouse: >Sever, Margaret (1830 - 1852)
JOHN CHARLES BEMENT was a grain merchant, and for some time, tax collector of Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa. He retired in 1892 after thirty-two years of successful business life in Iowa. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 255) _________________spouse: >Cornell, Frances Emelia (1812 - 1891)
John Charles Bement Obituary Bremer County Independent, Waverly, Iowa, Feb 1899
J.C. Bement died at his home in the 4th ward on January 30. The funeral services were yesterday afternoon from the house, Rev. W. Ward Smith conducting the religious services. Burial in Harlington by the side of his wife who died seven years ago. J. Charles Bement was born in Binghampton, N.Y. August 31, 1811. He lived in New York until 1862 when he came to Bremer Co., Iowa, and this has been his home up the day of his death. Three children survive him; Mrs. Dr. Pomeroy of this city, Mr. Bement of Shell Rock and Mrs. Perry of Sanborn. The pastor said at the funeral, Mr. Bement in his life-time was a man unusually well informed, a great reader and very social. A man upright, honest and of marked integrity in his business transactions with his fellows.
JOHN EMERY BEMENT was educated at the Sanderson Academy of Ashfield and entered the Massachusetts Agricultural College at Amherst with the class of 1886, but did not graduate. For years he was associated with the Hills Straw Hat Manufacturing Company at Amherst, and he was also a prosperous dealer in high grade coal there. He was closely identified with the Odd Fellows Lodge in Amherst; and was for some years its secretary. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 294)spouse: >Smith, Mary Alice (1869 - )
John F. Bement was a blacksmith who moved directy to Hubbard Township in 1879. He served as county sheriff from January 1887 until January 1891. (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 11, Pedigree #4459; Vol. 28, Ed. 1, Pedigree #1682, Date of Import: 24 Nov 1998]spouse: >Wilkins, Susan Calista Edith (1866 - 1947)
Buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Indiana.spouse: >Deffindall, Martha (>1865 - )
John Horace Bement was living in Barton County, Kansas in 1880; moved to Kingman, Kansas in 1901, and then on to Winfield, Kansas in 1910. He served in the Civil War in Company D, 57th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers in 1865. After the war, he attended college at Chillicothe, Missouri. He taught school for several years in Missouri. He began reading about law and was admitted to the Barton County Bar Association in 1882 and practiced law at Pawnee Rock and Great Bend, Kansas for 22 years. Because of ill health, he retired from the practice of law and moved his family to Winfield, Kansas. He was 5'7", dark complection, hazel eyes and brown hair. He was kind, generous and often had relatives living in the home when they needed help. He was a remote and quiet man, widely read. He homesteaded in 1872, 13 miles west of Great Bend, Kansas, near Pawnee Rock, Kansas. He was a Carmilite Christian, but did not attend church. Eliza was a devout Episcopalian. (Source: Bebe Deane (Hayes) Garcia, Canyon Lake, California, October 1998)spouse: >Byrne, Eliza Waldren (1857 - )
John Leroy Bement served in the U.S. Navy as a diesel mechanic on the U.S.S. Marcus Island during World War II. He was working as a mechanic when he died of a heart attack.spouse: >private
JOHN PORTER BEMENT began his married life at Waverly, Bremer Co., Iowa. He became a grain merchant in 1865, adding lumber and coal in 1877, and continued in such until 1892 when he "retired after thirty-two years of successful business in Iowa; the best all-around State", so he declared, "in the Union." His later years were spent at Shell Rock, Iowa. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 353)spouse: >Taber, Mary Elizabeth (1850 - >1912)
JOHN ROBERTS BEMENT resided at Orange, Massachusetts in 1907, where for more than thirty years he had been an active and successful practitioner of dentistry. He was a pallbearer at the funeral of his uncle, Daniel Holmes Bement of Brattleboro, MA. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 315)spouse: >Ray, Mary Davis (1849 - 1896)
Dr. John Wait Bement came to Whitingham in 1839 where he practiced at least through 1850. Near the close of 1842, he bought the practice of Dr. William Sadd at Townshend. He practiced there and in Jacksonville for many years before removing to Baldwinville where he died. His family was the second branch to remove to Vermont. His brother Daniel followed in 1859. (Source: Spencer L. BeMent, Ann Arbor, MI)spouse: >Roberts, Sasan Minerva (1817 - 1890)
John Wesley Bement died as a young man around 1880 at Winslow, Indiana, when he fell while bringing in a big log and never recovered from the injuries. (Source: Bebe Deane (Hayes) Garcia, Canyon Lake, California, October 1998)
JONATHAN BEMENT, born 12 Dec 1705 at Enfield, Connecticut, died 1 Jan 1746 at the age of 40 at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; married 30 Sep 1731 Patience Allen at Enfield, born 22 May 1709 at Enfield, died at Suffield, Connecticut, daughter of John Allen by his wife Bridget Booth.spouse: >Allen, Patience (1709 - )
In 1745 in common with the young manhood of Enfield and New England, Jonathan caught the military enthusiasm of the projected expedition against the French stronghold at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia where he later perished. Dr. Pease's narrative, written in 1829, describes Enfield's relation to this event and her proportion of loss from the disastrous results of victory:
"A large band of young men the flower of the town, the pride and strength of almost every family joyfully embraced the opportunity to fight for glory. They went off in a frolic without even dreaming of danger. The first news their parents had from them was of the most animating character. A glorious and almost bloodless victory had been obtained, nothing less than the conquest of Louisburg, the key of Canada, the strongest fortress in the western world. The shouts of victory now resounded over the hills and through the valleys of New England, every countenance beamed with joy and every heart was filled with the most cheering anticipations, but mark the sequel. The next news from the brave army of New England was (of) the most appalling kind, the fine army which had achieved such a glorious victory were dying of famine and disease of the hundreds amidst the inhospitable climate of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Nineteen lovely youths from Enfield perished in this expedition. When the melancholy news of their fate arrived the whole town was wrapped in mourning such mourning as it never experienced before nor since." (Source: Allens' Enfield, vol. 1, p. 19.)
After a widowhood of some years, Patience (Allen) Bement married (2) Abraham Pease. Her eldest son, who bore his father's Christian name, described as "over fourteen years, minor son of Jonathan Bement of Enfield, deceased," chose John Smith of Cold Spring, Massachusetts as his guardian, 2 Oct 1746. Six children of Jonathan and Patience (Allen) Bement, recorded at Enfield, Connecticut were: Jonathan, David, Dorcas, Edmund, Patience, and Vashti Bement.
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 53-55
JONATHAN BEMENT, born 8 Mar 1731 at Enfield, died 20 Mar 1807 at East Windsor (later South Windsor), Connecticut; married Laura/Lurana Wolcott at East Windsor, born 15 Jun 1739, died 10 Apr 1824, buried by the side of her husband, daughter of John Wolcott by his wife Mary Hawley of South Windsor.spouse: >Wolcott, Lorana (1739 - 1824)
Jonathan was a soldier in the 5th Company, Third Regiment of Connecticut Troops in the Expedition against Fort Edward, 2 April to 1 December 1756. He served in the Revolution from East Windsor in the Second Connecticut Regiment, Continental Line in 1780 and 178?. He was a land holder at East Windsor and a member of its Church, where various of his children were baptized. He also owned land in Cuba. Seven children.
Note: John Wolcott was a sixth generation descendent of the Honorable Henry Wolcott, one of the founders of Windsor, and Governor's Assistant or Councillor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1643 until his death 30 May 1655.
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 90-91
JONATHAN BEMENT, born at Northfield, Massachusetts, 26 Apr 1739; died at Springfield, Massachusetts in September, 1795. Early in life he left the place of his nativity and settle at Springfield, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits and amassed a competency. His will of 22 Jul 1788, proved 6 Oct 1795, styled him a tradesman and made bequests to the heirs of his son, Jonathan, deceased, to sons Seba and Consider and to his five daughters. He married Lois Sykes at Springfield, 12 Feb 1756. Lois was born about 1737 and died at Springfield on 2 July 1834, aged 97 years. Both are buried in the Chicopee Street Cemetery in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 85)spouse: >Sykes, Lois (1737 - 1834)
JOSEPH BEMENT served during the French and Indian Wars, in the Fourth Company, 3rd Regiment of Connecticut militia. He died without issue. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 45)spouse: >Abbe, Tabitha (~1724 - 1802)
JOSEPH BEMENT had a homestead, known at the Bement Place in Middletown, Connecticut that was bounded north by the present Roman Catholic Burying Ground, and easterly by the Roman Catholic Church. He, his wife, and several of their children are buried in the old Mortimer Graveyard, where a fine monument marks their resting place. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 179)spouse: >Bacon, Lois (1786 - 1839)
JOSEPH BEMENT, after leaving the family home at Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, he was, for many years, in the produce commission business at Detroit, Michigan, and is said to have held a position in the United States Customs Department. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 208)spouse: >Wilder, Delia (~1803 - )
JUDAH BEMENT (5-29) served as a private in the Crown Point Expedition of 1758, and as Corporal in the Expedition of 1759, for the reduction of Montreal. (Source: Connecticut Historical Society Publication, French and Indian War Rolls). Shortly afterward he removed to Blandford, in Hampden County, then a pioneer town, with no English settlement to the Northward between it and Montreal. The home and lands of Mr. Bement at Blandford, were on the southwest side of the road, to the north or west of the present Town Library (c., 1915). He was on the same spot as early as 1761, and, throughout his life, pursued a career of honest industry and solid work without much noise. Preceding the outbreak of the Revolution, in the 1770's, he was selectman for five successive terms, and was for six years town clerk, also holding other town offices, and had the honor to serve on the first Committee of Inspection and Safety. (Source: Bement Chronicles of America; 1928, pp. 81-83)spouse: >Fowler, Mercy (<1748 - >1803)
Judah Bement removed to Norwich, New York and was commissioned Ensign in Captain Junius Curtis' Company of Chenango County, Light Infantry, 31 Jan 1803; Lieutenant of the same, 4 Mar 1803, and Captain in 1809. He died at Norwich, and his will was probated 7 Feb 1844, showing surviving heirs to the widow, Lydia Bement and daughters; Martha Bement, Fenney M. (Bement) Kershaw, and Electa (Bement) Sacket of Plymouth, Chenango County. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America; p. 928, p. 83)spouse: >???, Lydia Bement (~1780 - 1844)
Judah Bement settled in the town in 1798 or '9, and John Miller previous to that year. Judah Bement was a blacksmith and came from Massachusetts. He settled in the village on an acre of land opposite the Baptist meeting house, where Marvin Steward now lives, which was given him by Colonel Walker, of Utica, for establishing a blacksmith shop in the village and plying his trade there. He was the pioneer blacksmith. He carried on that business, in connection with tavern keeping, in the village several years. He afterwards removed to a large farm about a mile and a half south-west of the village, where he carried on a large distillery. When advanced in years he sold his farm and removed to Norwich village, where he died Dec. 19, 1843, aged 66, and Lydia, his wife, March 25, 1844, aged 64. His daughters were Electa, who married Dexter Sackett and lived and died in Plymouth; Martha, who married Daniel Butler and lived in Plymouth; Mary, who died unmarried, March 17, 1839, aged 23; Fanny, who married James Kershaw and removed to Norwich and died there; and Clarissa, who married and died soon after at Norwich, Nov. 18, 1839, aged 22. He served the town as supervisor during the following dates: 1812-16, 1823-4, 1826-7, 1831-2; (Page 652) (Source: History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York, by James H. Smith; published by D. Mason + Co., Syracuse, NY, 1880, p. 648)
Julia (Bement) Clark death notice and obituary from the Titusville Herald:spouse: >Clark, James (1817 - 1897)
"Mrs. Julia Clark, age 88 years, one of the best known and most respected residents of our town, passed away at her home Thursday morning, March 11, at 9 o'clock, after an illness of two weeks."
"Mrs. Clark (Miss Julia Bement) was born on the Daniel Bement farm one mile south of Centerville, Dec. 13, 1820, and has been a resident here all her life. Twelve years ago in February her husband, James Clark, was called home. Mrs. Clark is survived by four sons and three daughters, all residents of Centerville. The funeral services were held Sunday, March 14, at the Congregational Church. Rev. Elmer E. Higley, of New Castle, officiating. The text was 'And her children shall rise up and call her blessed.' Interment Sunnyside Cemetery." (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 181q-x)
Note: Some of the data on her descendants was obtained from the Davenport Genealogy, Eighth Generation, 1998, as compiled by Robert Davenport, Los Angeles, California, e-mail: Davenport@@post.Harvard.edu, April 1999)
Julia Amelia Bement descendant information was obtained from the Brøderbund World Family Tree Volume 27, Pedigree #495.spouse: >Marshall, Issac Hill (1832 - 1913)
JULIA BARNES BEMENT was listed in the Woodward Family Tree as Julia A. Bement, the middle name different, and the last name misspelled.spouse: >Woodward, Amos (1812 - 1879)
Julius Bement and his descendant information was obtained from DAR records, Volume 105, p. 204, DAR ID#104613, and from the Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 3, Pedigree #4811.spouse: >Chaffee, Sally (1807 - )
JULIUS CAESAR BEMENT became a clergyman; enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was retired Colonel of an Ohio Regiment. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America, 1928, p. 133)spouse: >Darling, Sarah E. (~1821 - >1889)
The information on the descendants of Julius Caesar Bement and the Darby descendants was provided from "The Darby Family Genealogy" by his third great grand daughter, Lynda Rae (Darby) Ozinga or Zeeland, Michigan, unless otherwise noted. (September 1998)
Julius Edward Bement, aka Edward Payson Bement, born Jan/18 Aug 1848 in NY of NY parents (Skaneatelas, Onondaga Co.), died 30 Nov 1927 (79), coronary schlerosis, mother possibly named Hart; married 30 Oct 1886 Elizabeth M. Miller at St. Paul, Minnesota, born 8 Sep 1849/8 Aug 1853 at Lockport NY, died 21 Feb 1936 (77), hypostatic pheumonia, daughter of David and Margaret Miller, Scottish, buried in Oakland Cemetery. Edward resided at Skaneatelas, Homer and McLean and was a blacksmith when he enlisted (5'7", fair complected blue/brown eyes and dark brown hair) at Owego in Co. F/R, 120th NY Infantry and made pension requests 22 Aug 1910 to 15 Dec 1937? from St. Paul.spouse: >Miller, Elizabeth M. (~1849 - 1936)
He was originally named Julius Edward but his older brother Payson Edward or Edward Payson died 20 Aug 1848 at Skaneateles and he became Edward Payson Bement as an infant. After the war he resided in McLean until 1868, Wolcott until 1871, Scipio until 1875, Clarksville (Butler Co.), Iowa until 1879, and Grand Forks (Polk Co. MN) until 1886, land patent at Polk of 160 acres dated 20 Jun 1884. They resided in St. Paul 1886-1920 at least; he was in real estate 1889/90 and a farmer 1893-1906. He first received a $10/month pension on 22 Aug 1910 which was increased several times and reached $72/month by 1 Jan 1926. He was estranged from his family and had E. Bement tatooed on his left forearm. Elizabeth was a school teacher in the Cleveland School in 89/90-1906. She resided in East Grand Forks, Minnesota on 1 Oct 1929. She did not know who her husband's father was but indicated that his mother's maiden name was Hart. No issue. (Source: Spencer L. BeMent, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Sept. 1998)
Many of the previously missing or estimated dates on this descendant line were provided by Joe Smith of Wolcott, Connecticut who gathered the information from the various tombstones at two cemetery's in that community. (Dennis BeMent, April, 1998)spouse: >Tuttle, Lucius III (1805 - 1858)
Laura Ann Bement descendant information was obtained from the Chronicles of the Bement Family in America and from the Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 27 Pedigree #2016.spouse: >Gregory, James Douglass (1829 - 1900)
Lee M. Bement was an engineer in 1883. (Source: Cherryl Webber Valleau, May 1998)spouse: >Griswold, Emma (1873 - >1912)
Lena Bement died at the age 23 years. Her husband, George W. Carroll, then married her younger sister, Mable, who also died very young, at the age of 17 years. (Source: Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 22, Pedigree #3625, imported Oct 1999)spouse: >Carroll, George W. (~1884 - )
Leona May Bement lived to be over 100 years of age. She never married, and was a practical nurse. She was living in the Chicago area in 1943 before moving to Springdale, Arkansas where she lived the last 39 years of her life. She is buried in the Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Source: Bebe Deane (Hayes) Garcia, Canyon Lake, California, October 1998) ________________ The following is from some of her recollections in a collection entitled "I Remember" which she provided at age 99:
When I was a girl a wagonload of us used to go to Brush Creek where there was a brush arbor for camp meetings. We'd take a picnic lunch with us and spend the day listening to the preaching.
After my sister married, her husbancd told of a joke the teenage boys pulled one night. Everyone with small children had straw and quilts in the back of their wagons so the children could go to sleep and not have to be moved before heading home.
These teenage boys changed all the children from wagon to wagon one night. The parents didn't realize they had the wrong ones until they reached home and unloaded them. Everyone turned their wagons around and headed back to Brush Creek. It was daylight by the time all the children were sorted out and everybody drove the tired horses back home.
Honorable LEONARD BEMENT graduated from law school at Union College, Albany, New York, and was admitted to the courts of Albany County, New York, and after some practice went West, settling in Grand Rapids, then in its infancy. In 1850, he was the presiding Judge of the Kent County Courts, Recorder of Grand Rapids, a member of the Board of Education of that City, and leading tenor of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928. p. 190)spouse: >???, Sarah Bement (1808 - )
The middle name of Leroy Sidney Bement was was provided by his great-Grandson, Mark Warner Bement, of Henderson, Nevada. Leroy removed from Michigan to Kentucky sometime prior to 1895. Leroy and his wife, Homer and his wife, all four of Homer's sons and one of his five daughters are all buried in a small country graveyard, Allcock Cemetery, in Melber, Graves Co., Kentucky (May, 1998)spouse: >Mallory, Martha (>1845 - )
Michigan Civil War papers indicate that he enlisted from Grand Rapids at the age of 18 years. His grave site foot marker said he was with Company H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery unit. His tombstone indicates he died 14 Feb 1914. His second wife, Josephine, was supposedly a Cherokee Indian, although this has not been verified. (Source: Fred Lee Johnson, Paducah, Kentucky, January 1999)
LEVI HIRAM BEMENT, born 8 Oct 1805, at Suffield, Connecticut and died 31 Jan 1846/47 (40/41) at LaGrange, Ohio; married Harriet Parsons (1814-1896) (82) on 2 Dec 1829 at Manchester, Ohio. She died Bijou Hill, South Dakota. Levi and family removed to LaGrange before 1835 where he farmed the rest of his short life.spouse: >Parsons, Harriet (1814 - 1896)
In 1850 Harriet and her children resided at Carlisle Township, Lorain County, Ohio. As a resident of Sparta, Michigan, she married (2) Edward Field (b. about 1809) of Chester Township in 1862, and he likely died soon after. She apparently reverted back to the Bement name. In 1870 she resided at Saranac, Michigan with her son Henry. In 1880 she resided at Sparta/Nashville, Michigan with her daughter Almyra and grandson. At age 71, she married (3) Peter Cole, age 81, in 1887, a Grand Ledge, Michigan farmer, born about 1805 in New Jersey, performed by her son Horace H. Bement. Children of Levi Hiram and Harriet (Parsons) Bement were: Horace H. Bement, Henry Parsons Bement, Ellen Minerva Bement, Betsey A. Bement, and Almyra "Myra" G. Bement.
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 140 Spencer BeMent Supplement, 1996, p. 140a-b
Lewis Bement descendant information was obtained by a member of his family with some data supplied by Spencer BeMent of Ann Arbor, Michigan. His wife, Rose Havens, may have been Rosa Rebecca Havens as located in the LDS - International Genealogical Index/North America; born 9 Apr 1860 Of Dalton, Livingston Co., New York. This branch has not currently been attached to main Bement Family Tree. (Oct 1999)spouse: >Havens, Rose (~1860 - )
Lewis R. Bement was married three times. He had five children by his first wife, and eleven by his second wife. His second and third wives were sisters.spouse: >Coffey, Vance (1883 - 1915)
The information on the descendants of Lois (Bement) Chapin and her husband, Ezra Chapin was provided from the records of Timothy Eric King.spouse: >Chapin, Ezra (1758 - )
LOIS BEMENT had no children with Thomas Hall. "Her only heirs", at the settlement of her estate, 30 May 1873, were Leonard Bement, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, "brother"; the heirs of Reuben and Sumner Bement; Elvira Williams and Arson Ward; Williard Bement of Ashfield, "brother"; Edmund Bement of Homellsville, New York, "brother", Joshia F. Smith as guardian for Willie Bement Smith; Emily B. Winslow. These all received a stated sum; in addition to which there was a "sum reserved on account of any supposed heirs of Horace Bement." (Source: Registry of Probate, Franklin County, Massachusetts).spouse: >Hall, Thomas (<1798 - <1871)
Loren Bement went by the first name "Hank". He and his wife, Mahala/Mahaley Eddy, are both buried at Dimondale (MI) Cemetery.spouse: >Eddy, Mahala\Mahaley (1833 - 1925)
Loren was a Private in Co. H, 103rd Ohio Infantry. Between 1860 and 1890 he removed his family from LaGrange to Windsor and resided in Dimondale, Michigan in 1910. Mahala was institutionalized at Kalamazoo for mental illness. She resided with her son-in-law William Wilbur in 1920. Information on the descendants of Loren Bement was provided by Spencer L. BeMent of Ann Arbor, Michigan (1996). (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 140; Spencer BeMent Supplement, 1996, p. 140b)
Loren D. Bement graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1929 and worked in the Ann Arbor area, in 1929 as a cab driver for the Ann Arbor Taxi Cab and Transfer Company, in 1931 for International Radio Corporation. In 1932 he was a tool and die maker with several local companies including King Seeley and Argus Camera. In the summer of 1949 he removed to San Diego, California. He was a supervisor of manifold inspection at Ryan Aeronautical Company.spouse: >private
His wife, Alyce, graduated from the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan in 1930 and was an office nurse for the University Hospital in 1936/7. She retired after 25 years of nursing in 1972. She married (2) Edward Brown (died in 1982) and then resided with her son Robert in La Mesa, California in 1991.
(Source: Supplement to the Chronicles of the Bement Family in America, Nov. 1992, p. 346; Spencer L. BeMent, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Information on the descendants of Lorenzo H. Bement was provided by Spencer L. BeMent of Ann Arbor, Michigan (1996).spouse: >Davidson, Estella D. (~1857 - 1933)
Louis "Lude" Edward Bement and his brother-in-law were attacked while working in the fields by unknown individuals that used clubs. The brother-in-law was instantly killed, but Lude remained alive through the night, never regaining consciousness. (Source: Bebe Deane (Hayes) Garcia, Canyon Lake, California, October 1998)spouse: >Willis, Thelda Ellen (1873 - 1951)
Lucinda Bement and the information on her descendants were obtained from DAR records, Volume 85, p. 371, ID #84964.spouse: >Goodspeed, Elias (1781 - 1870)