Nelson Bement was a farmer who moved directly to Hubbard Township in the spring of 1879. On June 26, 1880 they are enumerated in township 139/140 of Cass County. In November 1883 Nelson was appointed a judge of the election for commissioner district 3, which voted in Manter. In the May 1885 census he is living in Hubbard. Nelson Bement served as county treasurer from January 1887 until January 1889. The information on Nelson Bement and his descendants was obtained from Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 28, Ed. 1, Pedigree #1682, Date of Import: 24 Nov 1998spouse: >Boorom, Olive (1831 - 1913)
NELSON BIGELOW BEMENT was a manufacturer at Palmyra, New York. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 337)spouse: >Jefferys, Fanny (1866 - >1912)
Newton Silas Bement married (1) Mildred Bye in 1940 in Detroit, and later divorced. He later married (2) Flossie (Ridnour) Bensinger in Angola, Indiana. He is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason, Michigan. (Source: Cherryl Webber Valleau, May 1998)spouse: >Bye, Mildred (>1896 - )
Buried at Allcock Cemetery in Melber, Graves Co., Kentucky.
Oliver Bement of Blandford and Sally Bagg of West Springfield, Dec. 28, 1803. (Source: Vital Records of West Springfield, Massachusetts, Marriages, p.30)
OLIVER BEMENT was reared to agriculture and followed it successfully throughout his life. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 330)spouse: >Murray, Sally (1832 - 1860)
Obituary: SHABER Opal Bement, born July 29, 1895 in Iowa, to Hattie Jane and T.A. Bement, the fifth of twelve children, who all preceded her in death. Married Bert L. Shaber in 1917. Survived by sons, Bert Jr. and wife, Gloria of Chewelah, Wa., Cecil R. and wife, Eva of Boise, Id.; daughters, Thelma Thompson of Tuttle, Ok. and Peggy Shaber of Tulsa; 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Opal moved near Wetumka with her family in 1909. She attended school in Lone Star Community and, after extra schooling in East Central in Ada, Ok., returned to teach the first four grades at Lone Star School for 3 years, prior to her marriage. She worked and kept books in the family grocery store in Wetumka. She was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church in Wetumka for over 60 years. She joined the Mayridge Baptist Church in OKC when she moved here in 1978. She had been a resident of a Yukon nursing home for the past 15 months. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mayridge Bapitst Church, OKC, or Ranchwood Nursing Home, Yukon. Services 2pm Tuesday, Wetumka Baptist Church, interment in Wetumka Cemetery. (Source: The Daily Oklahoman, 27 Nov 1990, p. 26)spouse: >Shaber, Bert L. (1886 - 1963)
Ora Isabel "Bell" Bement and her husband, John, lived in Wheeler, Arkansas; both are buried at the Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Washington County, Arkansas. (Note: She is also referred to as Arabelle Bement in some records.) (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 19, Ed. 1, Tree #1020, Date of Import: 6 Oct 1999)spouse: >Rollins, John M. (1849 - 1924)
ORLANDO CHAUNCEY BEMENT spent most of his life as a farmer in or near Hector, New York where for many years he served his town as road commissioner. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 328)spouse: >Hill, Martha Jane (1840 - )
Orrin Bement was the twin of Orsen Bement.spouse: >Marston, Mary A. (~1825 - )
ORSEN BEMENT was the twin bother of Orrin Bement.spouse: >Myers, Mary Elizabeth (~1825 - )
ORSON B. BEMENT was, in1836, associated with his older brother, Edwin Bement (1811-1880), at Risdon, now Fostoria, Ohio, in a contract for a milling plant and later in the erection and operation of an iron foundry. He also did the first engineering work on the old Mad River Railroad, and was so engaged when overtaken by an illness which terminated his career. After his death, his widow married his younger brother, Augustus S. Bement. They had two children who must have died shortly after birth as no names or gender are available. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 299)spouse: >Harrington, Margaret L. (1814 - 1903)
Patience Bement was the first wife of Eli Rising, Jr. She died at 22 years of age leaving two young children, ages 2 years 10 months, and 8 months old. Patience is buried in the Sutton Town Cemetery in Massachusetts, the inscription on her grave marker says "Patience, wife of Eli Rising, died Sept. 26, 1806, aged 22 years". Eli died almost fifty years later in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is buried in the Old Center Cemetery at Suffield, Connecticut in the Zeno and Hannah Pease lot. (Source: Elaine Rising, Grants Pass, Oregon, March 1999)spouse: >Rising, Eli Jr. (1779 - 1856)
There is also a published book, "The Descendants of David Bement Rising and Eli Rising" by Gale Bunner, 1996.
PAUL ALFRED BEMENT worked for L.E. Johnson in Lansing, Michigan.spouse: >Roe, Florence Irene (1913 - 1976)
Penelope Bement married her first cousin, Israel Markham, II. Their ancestors and descendants are further researched on Broderbund World Family Tree, Volume 14, Pedigree #1991.spouse: >Markham, Israel II (1735 - ~1784)
Old bible indicates her name birth name was 'Percy', not Persis. (F.L. Colby, 22 Nov 1913).spouse: >Colby, Ebenezer (1795 - 1857)
Phebe Bement and her descendants are further researched on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 15, Pedigree #162. This Pedigree has about 375 descendants/spouses of this branch.spouse: >Barnes, Phineas (1730 - 1795)
PHEBE BEMENT and her husband, William Ball, removed to Victor, New York. Both husband and wife are buried in Boughton Hill Cemetery at Victor, and their descendants were still living there in the 1920's. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 108)spouse: >Ball, William (1771 - 1844)
Had one child, died young, name unknown.spouse: >Lincoln, John (~1798 - )
PHILETUS SWIFT BEMENT served during the Civil War in Company B, 64th Regiment of the New York Infantry. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 139)spouse: >
PHINEAS BEMENT, in the ardor of youth and patriotism, enlisted for service in the Revolution in Captain Benjamin Phillips' Company, Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Robinson's Regiment of Hampshire County Militia, 23 Dec 177, marched on Ticonderoga and was honorably discharged, 1 April 1777. Under other enlistments in Colonel Elisha Porter's Regiment of Hamshire Militia, he served until 31 Aug 1779, and was stationed at New London, Connecticut, during the last enlistment, 24 July to 31 August 1779. His grave in the Ashfield Cemetery, in which town most of his life was spent, has been marked by the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the Revolution. He was placed on the pension roll 13 Sep 1833. (Source: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. 923; Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 117)spouse: >Bosworth, Mary (>1759 - 1793)
Prudence Bement was the third wife of Hezekiah Parsons.spouse: >Parsons, Hezekiah (1698 - 1748)
Jeremiah Waite was born 16 Dec 1742 at Athol, Franklin Co., Massachusetts and died 16 Mar 1817. He was the great grandson of Benjamin Waite, the Hero of Hatfield, whose appealing letter from Albany to his friends and relatives at Hatfield was forwarded to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts, who, immediately issued an order that on or before the day previously appointed as a fast, the letter be publicly read in all the churches of Massachusetts for the quickening of the work of charity.spouse: >Waite, Jeremiah (1742 - 1817)
Though well known, the story may bear a brief repetition. In September of 1677, just two years after the first destruction of Deerfield, and the massacre at Bloody Brook, a party of Indians from Canada fell upon Hatfield, killing nine persons, wounding four and carrying away seventeen, after which Deerfield was attacked and several of its settlers were also taken into captivity. Then began the terrible march to Canada and the pawning of the captives to the French - for rum!
On the 24th of October , accurate information of the captives reached Hatfield, and Benjamin Waite and Stephen Jennings, whose wife and children were of the number, started upon their work of ransom. Obtaining a commission from the Governor of Massachusetts, they proceeded under great discouragements and hardships to Canada, where, at Sorrell and Vicinity, they found all the captives, save three, who had been slain. Two children had been born, a daughter to Benjamin Waite, named Canada, and a daughter to Stephen Jennings, called Captivity.
Through the aid of the French governor all were ransomed, under a promise of a payment of two hundred pounds to the Indians, and having accomplished this, the two men, in the early spring of 1678, started homeward with their redeemed families and friends. Albany was reached on the 22nd of May and a trusty messenger sent to Hatfield with a letter explaining what had happened. After five more days at Albany, the party walked twenty miles to Kinderhook, where horses and provision awaited them. At Westfield they were met by friends and wanderers and reached Hatfield amid great rejoicing. Jeremiah Waite resided in that part of Hatfield, which in 1771 became the separate town of Whately, Massachusetts. (Source: History of Whately, Massachusetts, f. 275).
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 87-89
Ray Bement is listed in numerous versions of the Brøderbund World Tree including Volume 9, Pedigrees #3830, 3831; Volume 10, Pedigrees #4528, 4529, 4530; Volume 13, Pedigree #3596; Volume 15, Pedigree #3529; and Volume 22, Pedigree 3609 as submitted by Helen M. Morehouse of Klamath Falls, Oregon. He apparently was the fourth husband of Ellen Ethel Stewart. Additional research indicated that his name was William R(aymond) Bement who married Ellen (Stewart) Anderson on 15 Jun 1929 (marriage license #12-304) and they divorced in 1938 (Volume 26, Page 394, case #4895). Ellen is listed as Ellen Bement in the 1933 and 1935 City Directory, but no where does Ray appear except in marriage and divorce records.spouse: >Stewart, Ellen Ethel (1891 - 1977)
No other information is available and this individual has not been linked to the main Bement Family Tree. This is possibly Raymond Bement (b. 1900), son of William Bement (1872-1955) of Minnesota. The William Bement line is also not presently linked to the main Bement line. (Nov 1999)
REBECCA BEMENT, born 10 Mar 1762; died between 17Nov 1813 and 8 Mar 1815, married at Stockbridge in 1770, her first cousin, Lemuel Barnes, son of Captain Phineas Barnes, by his wife, her aunt, Phebe Bement. They had eleven children (six male, five female). (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America, 1928, p. 107)spouse: >Barnes, Lemuel (1757 - ~1830)
REUBEN BEMENT, JR. resided at Westfield, Massachusetts until 1820 when he removed to what is now Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio. That area of Ohio was then practically an unbroken wilderness, where he had prospected and taken up land the year previous. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 187)spouse: >Owen, Miriam (1791 - 1862)
Reuben Sylvester Bement was a traveling minister. He was listed in the 1900 Census of Washington County, Arkansas, as 76 years old, widowed, and living with his son, George S. Bement. (Source: Bebe Deane (Hayes) Garcia, Canyon Lake, California, October 1998)spouse: >Perkins, Mary Ann (1824 - 1889)
Reuben "Russell" Sylvester Bement was an automobile mechanic in Pratt and Wichita, Kansas.spouse: >Gorman, Ethel (>1880 - )
Buried in Webberville Cemetery, Webberville, Michigan.
COLONEL ROBERT BUNKER COLEMAN BEMENT graduated in 1869 with a C.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York. His professional career was with the Chicago, Clinton + Dubuque and the Chicago, Dubuque + Minnesota Railroads as Chief Engineer with residence at Saint Paul, where from 1892 to 1898 he was president of the Board of Water Commission.spouse: >Tracy, Mary Elizabeth (1850 - 1923)
In 1898 he enlisted for Spanish War service, as Colonel of Engineers, on General Merritt's staff, and while at Manila was United States Internal Revenue Collector. After the war, he resigned from the army, and as of about 1913, the president of of the Robinson Cary Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Colonel Bement was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity and Masonic order; also of the Minnesota State Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of the American Revolution, and Spanish American War. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 396) ______________________
Robert Bunker Coleman Bement: Major, engineer volunteers 17 May 1898; honorable discharged 13 Mar 1899 (Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, p.209)
Robert Bement had no issue. He is buried at either Charleston, South Carolina or Moravia, New York.spouse: >Maycomber, Evelyn (1918 - 1981)
Robert Stanley Bement was born in Rochester, New York. He served in the Korean War, being wounded (shot in the theigh), and received the Purple Heart. He married (1) Ursala Fatke, in September, 1956 and later divorced. He married (2) Jane (Stover) Wolfe on 11 June 1965. She had two children by her first marriage to Ray G. Wolfe, and Robert adopted both Roxanne Wolfe (b. 27 July 1960) and Robin Ray Wolfe (b. 19 Jan 1962). Robert and Jane had one child of their own, Jennifer Jo Bement (b. 18 Oct 1967). (Source: Jennifer Jo (Bement) Zarpentine, Rochester, NY, March, 1998).spouse: >private
The following is a transcription of the obituary of Roberts Edwin Bement:spouse: >Sanborn, Geraldine (1893 - 1965)
Monday, September 9, 1963 Roberts E. Bement Colebrook Resident Dies Following Long Illness
Roberts E. Bement, 69, of Sandy Brook Road, Colebrook died yesterday afternoon at the Litchfield County hospital after a long illness.
He was a retired engineer from the Novo Engine Co. of Lansing, Michigan.
He was born August 13, 1894, in Lansing, the son of Clarence E. and Caroline (Roberts) Bement. In 1900, he started making Colebrook his summer home with his parents and for the last 16 years had lived there. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, the Lansing, Mich. Rotary Club and Sandy Brook Gin and Chowder Club and the Home Guard during World War I.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Geraldine (Sandborn) Bement of Colebrook; two sons, Clarence E. Bement, who serves as Democratic registrar of voters for Winsted; and Roberts E. Bement, Jr. of Colebrook; two daughters, Mrs. Robert L. Lovelace of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Margaret Osterman of Granville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3:30 P.M. at the Colebrook Congregational Church with burial in the Eno Hill Cemetery here. Friends may call at the Maloney Funeral service, 55 Walnut Street, form 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colebrook Congregational Church.
The following is a transcription of the obituary of Roberts Edwin Bement, Jr.:spouse: >private
Friday, January 30, 1987 Roberts E. Bement
WORTHINGTON, Ohio - Roberts E. Bement, 66, formerly of Colebrook, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1987, at Riverside Hospital.
Born in Lansing, Mich., Mr. Bement was the son of the late Roberts E. and Geraldine S. Bement of Lansing, Mich. A veteran of World War II serving the First Airborne Division, Mr. Bement was a retired carpenter. He was member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio.
He is survived by a daughter, Margaret E. Bement of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Muttart of Worthington, Ohio, and Mrs. Betty Lovelace of Michigan; and a brother, Clarence E. Bement of Winsted.
A memorial service was held at St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio. Burial will be in Eno Hill Cemetery in Colebrook in the spring. The Moreland Funeral Home of Westerville, Ohio, has charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Neighborhood House, 1000 Atcheson St., Columbus, Ohio 43203.
Information on the descendants of Rosalind Bement was provided by Spencer L. BeMent of Ann Arbor, Michigan (1996).spouse: >Porter, Harry Frank (1894 - 1963)
ROY JEAN BEMENT (Lyle Henry, William Henry, Henry Parsons, Levi Hiram, Nathaniel, Edmund, Jonathan, Edmund, John, John), born 20 Jun 1920 at Rockford, Illinois; married 3 Dec 1938 Olive Opal Schertz at Keokuk, Iowa. She was born 19 Oct 1917 at Minier, Illinois, daughter of Edwin C. Schertz (1872-1945) by his wife Katie L. Saltar (1878-1858). Jean was the only son of Lyle Henry Bement (b. 1894) and Iris (Finks) Bement (1901-1990).spouse: >private
Olive came from a family of nine children that settled in McLean County, Illinois abound 1890; and was born in the family home at Minier, Illinois. Her brothers were successful in operating Schertz Electric and Hardware, which was the major source of appliances, electrical and plumbing parts/repairs, and other household items for Minier and its neighboring communities.
Jean resided with his grandparents during his early childhood and was later raised by his mother and step father. When he graduated from grade school (1933) his mother told him his surname was Bement, not Bare, but told him little else about his father. Jean worked in a bakery while in high school, and after graduation moved to Bloomington and continued to work in a bakery. He eloped with Olive prior to his senior year of high school, and remained secretly married until after graduation. In 1941 Jean was a setup man and in 1942 an assembler at Barnes Drill in Rockford. In 1944 he enlisted in the United States Navy, went to boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois; Cook + Bakers School in Gulfport, Mississippi; submarine training in New London, Connecticut; and sonar school in San Diego, California. He then entered the submarine service where he remained until the close of the war, serving in the Pacific Theatre near Guam. (His military records indicated service from 25 May 1944 - 16 Mar 1946, honorably discharged as "ships cook third class", certificate #2405483). After the war both Jean and Olive became restauranteurs, and in 1946 he changed the spelling of the family name from Bement to BeMent, when they opened their first restaurant beginning with the Koffee Kup Kafe in Minier, Illinois which they owned and ran for fourteen years.
The original Koffee Kup Kafe was located in the back of the town barber shop. This was quickly outgrown, and the restaurant relocated to a much larger building. The restaurant became to place to meet and eat in the area (other than the local churches) not only for the small farming community of Minier (pop. 850), but also other surrounding towns. The restaurant was open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the mid 1950's, during Juleinne's high school days, and the newfound music of rock 'n roll the restaurant became even more popular as the tables and chairs were pushed aside, the juke box turned up, and the sock hop began after the many victorious basketball games. The restaurant was taken over by Jean's mother, Iris Bare, who continued to operate it for another four years until it was sold in 1963. Iris, and Jean's step father, Wayne Bare moved to Sarasota around 1966.
During the time of owning the Koffee Kup Kafe several other significant events took place. Jean handled the annual July 4th fireworks for several years from 1952-55. In 1955 Jean and Olive built a large swimming pool (the only one in town) in their back yard. Due to its popularity they quickly built on a bathhouse, and opened it to the public during the late spring to early fall. He also operated the local movie house (next to the Koffee Kup Kafe) in 1956 for several years (another popular place to go); and opened a "drive in" called "Doggie In The Window" on the main road passing by town (summers of 1957-58). Jean was also a Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason, and Shriner.
In 1957 Jean became interested in selling investments, and became successful selling for Investors Diversified Services in his spare time. He wanted to get out of the restaurant business and try something different. They (Jean, Olive, and Dennis) moved to Sarasota, Florida in April 1959 (Juleinne was engaged and stayed in Minier to complete high school and marry) where Jean started selling investments, but quickly discovered an opportunity and established BeMent's Chicken, then BeMent's Country Boy Restaurant + Woodshed Lounge, and in 1989 BeMent's Southern Kitchen which he closed in June, 1993. Both Jean and Olive were active in the restaurants with Jean focusing on kitchen and production areas, and Olive managing the dining room(s) and books.
In addition to operating the main restaurant (in South Sarasota) they also opened a location in North Sarasota (1960-61) and Bradenton, Florida (1963-64) under the BeMent's Chicken name.
Jean died after a brief illness on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 10:15 AM at Doctor's Hospital in Sarasota, Florida from complications of diabetes and cancer. His body was cremated and the remains buried at Sarasota Memorial Park. ________________________
Obituary for Roy Jean BeMent Sarasota Herald-Tribune Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Roy Jean BeMent, 79, Sarasota, died July 11, 1999.
He was born June 20, 1920, in Rockford, Ill., and came to Sarasota 40 years ago.
After serving in the Navy Submarine Corps in World War II, he opened his first restaurant in 1946 in Minier, Ill. In Sarasota he opened BeMent's Country Boy Restaurant and Woodshed Lounge, which he and his wife owned and operated until 1983. In 1989 they opened BeMent's Southern Kitchen, which they ran until their retirement in 1993. Over the years they also owned other restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton. BeMent was a master Mason and member of Scottish Rite and Shriners, and Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Olive; a daughter, Juleinne Kindred of Cape Coral; a son, Dennis of Orlando; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. July 24 in Sarasota Memorial Park. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida. ________________________ Note: At least three other Bement lines chose to spell their surname with a capital M, apparently independently. The earliest appears to have been Alvah BeMent, son of William from Captain David's line.
REV. RUFUS BUDD BEMENT, D.D. attended Ashfield Academy, and the noted Van Tennsaleer School at Troy, New York, from which he was graduated with honors. A short interval of teaching followed, when he at the age of twenty-three, he removed to the then wilderness of Michigan, where as a supervisor he made extensive surveys of land for the government, as well as for individuals. During this time he prepared for the ministry, subsequently removing to Dexter, Jackson and Battle Creek, preaching successively at each place. At Battle Creek, he was elected Justice of the Peace and Mayor, and was also sent from there to the State Legislature.spouse: >Hooker, Louisa Maria (1812 - 1849)
After a time, he went to Delphi, Sandusky, and Tiffin, Ohio and, at the latter place, studied law, and was admitted to the Bar, but he never practiced as a lawyer to any extent. Quitting Tiffin, he travelled for eight months in Palestine and adjacent countries, and also visited the principal cities of Europe. From this trip may be dated the beginning of his career as a lecturer, in which so large a part of his life was spent, and in which he felt an honorable, honest pride. Dr. Bement was a great lover of works and study, and was untrammeled by prejudice in his methods of thought.
He was an ardent Knight Templar, although his parent lodge has not been ascertained. In 1862 at Clyde, Ohio he became a member of the Monticello Lodge No. 244, and he had previously been associated with Lodge No. 77 of Tiffin, and in 1949 with the Olive Lodge No. 48 at Delphi, Indiana. He was associated with the Masonic Orders for over fifty-five years.
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 196-201 _________________
The Bement Family Plot, in Clyde, Sandusky Co., Ohio includes: the Reverend Rufus Budd Bement; his children Mary Jane (Bement) Ames Pickett, Caroline Elizabeth (Bement) Wilson; grandchildren Edith (Ames) Wellge, Caroline "Carrie" Bement (Wilson) Drown, Rufus Budd Bement Wilson (died and buried as Robert B. Bement), and Louisa Bement Holbrook's two daughters, Carrie and Neddie. (Source: Source: James Arthur Reitz, August 1997)
RUSSELL BEMENT was town clerk of Ashfield, Massachusetts in 1830, and was a justice of the peace as late as 1832, and it must have been shortly after this that his removal to Phelps, Massachusetts took place. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 185)spouse: >Flower, Sally (~1788 - )
RUSSELL BEMENT was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1906; an alumni member of its Mask and Wig Club, a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, the Union League, and the Merion Cricket Club. He still lived in Philadelphia about 1913 where he was Vice President of Carter Metals Cleaning Company. Much of his leisure time was devoted to the history of the Civil War. His wife, Mary Bartram Sloan, was born 29 Dec 1898 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died after 1924. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 371)spouse: >Sloan, Mary Bartram (1898 - >1924)
Russell Bement at various times in his life was a driller, gas station attendant, and owner of a cleaners.spouse: >Connin, Icel E. (1903 - )
Russell Marion Bement died suddenly of heart problems in San Diego, California. He is buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in San Diego.spouse: >private
Ruth Bement was indicated in the original Chonicles of the Bement Family in America (1928) to have been married to Elisha Barnes. Margaret Myers of Skaneateles, New York (e-mail: myersdpm@@juno.com) has done extensive research on the Brace Family in America which indicates that Ruth Bement was married to Elisha Brace rather than Elisha Barnes. (Sept. 1999)spouse: >Brace, Elisha (~1772 - 1812)
Elisha Brace was born in Stockbridge, MA; the same town as where Ruth Bement lived. Ruth and Elisha Brace are buried in the Boughton Hill Cemetery in Victor, NY. Ruth married (2) Abraham Boughton (one of the founders of Victor, NY) in 1815 after the death of her first husband. Elisha Brace is listed in the 1790 MA census with himself as head of family and two females (his wife and oldest daughter Clarissa). She is buried with Elisha and not with her second husband, Abe Boughton, although buried in the Boughton Hill cemetery and listed on her head stone as wife of Elisha Brace. (Her maiden name in not on the stone). (Source: Margaret Young Myers, Sept. 1999)
Ruth Violet Bement and her husband are burried in the Hubbard, Minnesota Cemetery.spouse: >Blanchard, Asa Pliny (1880 - 1955)
SAMUEL BEMENT was one of sixteen charter members of St. John's Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons when it was formed in Middletown, Connecticut on 26 Feb 1763 in the tavern of Captain Michael Burnham. The tavern was still standing on Washington Street, below Main and was occupied as a residence about 1915. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America; 1928, pp. 77-79)spouse: >Kilbourne, Keturah (1724 - )
SAMUEL BEMENT (5-73) left Windham with his father and settled at Salisbury, Connecticut, some little time before his marriage, no doubt attracted thereto by the increasing activity in the iron industry, which, a little later became Salisbury's distinctive claim to Revolutionary glory. Secure among its hills, the Salisbury iron furnaces, of which, at that time, there were several, were never interrupted by fear of attack or capture. Proudly the old ore beds gave up their treasure, which, sent forth as cannon, did their stern work on many a battlefield. Here, from the time of his early manhood, until the bursting of the war clouds of the Revolution, save for a short interval, Samuel Bement lived the uneventful life incidental to the rural community. A well-to-do farmer and smith, he from time to time substantially increased the acreage of his landed possessions. His homestead was near the northeast corner of Salisbury, on the east side of the road, then leading from Caleb Nichols' dwelling in said Salisbury, to Colonel John Ashley's in Sheffield. (Source: Salisbury Town Records, Liber viii, f243). Some eighty acres of this, with barn, dwelling house and smith's shop, he sold under date of 21 Nov 1791, to Ashael Hall, Jr. of Wallingford, Connecticut. He also had other land on Town Hill. For a brief period he must have resided at Lenox, Massachusetts, as two of his children were born there and his cattle mark was there recorded, though no date is given in the entry, which is as follows: "Samuel Bement's mark for his creatures is a half cross the under side of the right ear and a half penney, the upper side of the same."spouse: >Bingham, Martha (1747 - 1790)
Like his brothers, Samuel Bement was a staunch adherent of the cause of the Colonies, and on 26 May 1777, he enlisted for three years' service in Captain Albert Chapman's Company, Seventh Regiment, Connecticut Continental Line, and his name appears in a list of the men of that regiment who were to be allowed depreciation of their wages for service therein. (Source: Connecticut Men in the Revolution).
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 111-113 Bement Chronicles Supplement, Spencer BeMent, 1996, p. 111b
SAMUEL BEMENT was in service during the Revolution. It is not easy to differentiate the several Samuel Bements', Revolutionary soldiers from Connecticut, but he is, doubtless, the Samuel Bement, Jr., who enlisted 8 Feb 1778, in the Ninth Regiment, Connecticut militia, under Captain John Hart; was promoted Corporal, June 1778, and discharged 8 Feb 1781. (Source: Connecticut in the Revolution).spouse: >Ward, Mary (~1755 - <1838)
Samuel was listed as a charter member of St. John's (probably Masonic) Lodge of Middletown, Connecticut which was held at the tavern of Captain Michael Burnham on 26 Feb 1754. This tavern was the house later (c. 1920) occupied by Dr. Edgerton, on Washington Street below Main Street. Later he was engaged in the tea trade with China, and lost his life in one of Samuel Russels' sailing vessels in the prosecution of that enterprise.
His estate was administered upon by his widow, Mary Bement, 2 April 1787, who survived him by many years. (Source: Middletown Probate Records, Liber vi, f.531). On 31 March 1800 she was appointed guardian to her sons, John and Joseph. Under date of 31 Oct 1805 she conveyed (Source: Middletown Land Records, Liber xliii, ff 1-2) to her son Joseph, one equal undivided half of certain lands on the northern part of Main Street; and on 25 April 1811 she conveyed (Source: Ibid Liber lxvi, f. 148) the remaining portion to her son John. She was called "deceased" in a deed describing said property 27 May 1838.
In the settlement of the estate of Mr. Bement, and the division of his lands indicated that they only had three children.
Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 114-115
SAMUEL BEMENT was attracted to the hills of Vermont early in the closing decade of the eighteenth century, and on 2 Jan 1795, he bought lands at Tunbridge, to which he subsequently made various additions, the last tract stretching along the highway leading to Chelsea. Here he remained until 1816, at which year he settled at Bradford, where he closed his life. At both towns, he united the vocations of farmer and smith, and was a manufacturer of wrought nails, cut nails being then unknown. In 1812 he was described as a "non-resident member" of the Salisbury Congregational Church. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America; 1928, pp. 174-175)spouse: >Barnes, Lucy (1774 - 1834)
SAMUEL BEMENT was the eighth deacon of the Ashfield Congregational Church, noted for a strict observance of the faith and ordinance of religion, and was otherwise of influence in his native town, on the slopes of the Hoosac Mountains, some twelve hundred feet above the waters of the Connecticut River. He represented Ashfield in the Massachusetts Legislature in 1830 and was a prominent member of the Liberty or Abolitionist Party which arose in the very early forties and elected his son Jasper as a state legislator in 1844. By occupation he was farmer, and died of dysentery. His will of 20 April 1844 bequeathed to son, Rufus, all his lands in Ingham County, Michigan, and three hundred dollars; with the remainder to other children, after the decease of his wife. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 124-125)spouse: >Hosmer, Anna (1772 - 1864)
His wife, Anna (Hosmer) Bement, was the daughter of Stephen and Bathsheba (Green) Hosmer. Bathsheba was a descendant of one of the Mayflower passengers.
Samuel Bement, of Middletown, child of Samuel Bement dec., with the consent of his guardian, Bezaleel Fisk, bound to George Starr of Middletown for term of 5 years to learn the trade of rope maker. (Source: Apprentices of Connecticut, 23 Jan 1793, p. 14)spouse: >Camp, Mary (~1775 - )
SAMUEL BEMENT, born about 1794, removed from Western New York in 1845 to Michigan, where, at Greenville, Montcalm County, he died in 1866.spouse: >Maine, Elvira (>1810 - 1866)
SAMUEL BEMENT left his native town of Woodstock, Vermont in 1832, and became a drug clerk at Holley, Orleans County, New York. In 1834 and 1835 he was master of a transport boat on the Erie Canal, and in the following year taught school at Tecumseh, Michigan. During the autumn of 1847 he became associated with a party of engineers, in making preliminary surveys for the Michigan Southern Railroad from Monroe to the mouth of the St. Joseph River on Lake Michigan, and remained as engineer of construction until its completion to Hillsdale, Michigan 1942.spouse: >Warner, Laura Mitchell (1816 - 1910)
In the years 1846 and 1847 he made surveys on the Jackson branch and the extension of the Michigan Southern, west of Hillsdale. He became, in 1848, engineer of construction to the Cleveland + Columbus Railroad, later part of the Big Four System, where he continued until the road was finished in 1851. At this time, the Michigan Southern changed ownership and he accepted the position of engineer of its reconstruction to Hillsboro and the extension to Chicago. In 1853 he was appointed resident engineer of the Air Line road with an office at Bryan, Ohio. At the termination of this operation, in 1857, he retired from railroad work, and settled at Toledo in 1861. At Toledo, from 1868 to 1878, he was assistant city engineer, and in 1880, was elected county supervisor.
Throughout his long life, which neared the century mark, he was widely known and prominently identified with large corporations as an expert engineer. At the age of ninety-five years he was still able to figure out the most intricate engineering problems, and was the oldest working civil engineer in the country.
For many years he a deacon in the First Congregational Church of Toledo. His exemplary moral character, sterling business principals and high ideals, won for him a host of friends in all circles. He married, at Palmyra, Michigan 27 Oct 1841, Laura Mitchell Warner who was noted in her church memorial as "a rare, unselfish spirit". (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 282)
SAMUEL BEMENT entered Wilbraham Academy at the age of thirteen, and was graduated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Massachusetts in 1841. In 1843 he became a teacher in a private school at Lowell; in 1845, principal of the Dracut Academy, and two years later he removed to Troy, Ohio where he spent two years, also teaching in private school. In 1850 he returned to Lowell and was elected Master of the Adams School. Six years later the Adams and Hancock Schools were united under the name of the Bartlett School, so named in honor of Dr. Elisha Bartlett, the first mayor of Lowell. Samuel was made principal of the school, and retained that position until the close of his life, a period of over forty-one years, during which he instructed over six thousand pupils. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 305)spouse: >Kent, Sarah Emerson (1826 - 1904)
SAMUEL BEMENT, like his father, was a farmer in LaPorte County, Indiana and also at Jacksonville. For twenty years preceding his death, he was totally blind. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 257)spouse: >Waite, Lydia Celesta (1835 - 1873)
SAMUEL BEMENT lost his parents at an early age, and he lived with his brothers and sisters until he went to learn his trade, iron moulding, which took some years. He then went to Covington, Kentucky where he met his future wife, Margaret A. Pate, and married. He lived in Covington until all his children were born and then removed to Middletown, Connecticut. (Source: Letter from his daughter, Martha A. G. Bement, dated 27 Aug 1913 to J. Granville Leach). (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 290c)spouse: >Pate, Margaret A. (1831 - 1897)
SARAH BEMENT married, as second wife, Samuel Keep of Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, son of Ensign Samuel Keep, by his wife Mary (Colton) Keep, and grandson of John Keep, an ancient inhabitant of Springfield, Massachusetts. As the widow of John Keep, she married (2) John Hale, son of Thomas and Experience Hale of Longmeadow. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America; 1928, pp. 76-77)spouse: >Keep, Samuel (1700 - 1761)
Sarah Bement and her descendant information was obtained from the Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 28, Ed. 1, Pedigree #0079, Date of Import: 24 Nov 1998spouse: >Avery, Stephen (1762 - 1842)
Sarah "Sally" Bement descendant information was obtained from the Brøderbund World Family Tree Volume 8, Pedigree #3306.spouse: >Stebbins, Uriah (1768 - )
Never married, buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Winslow, Indiana.
Sarah E. Bement taught every class in the Butler School District at one time or another, and had received awards for her excellent teaching. She was a principle in the district at the time of her death, and is buried in Lynwood Cemetery at Clarksville, Iowa.spouse: >Ford, Charles (1850 - )
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, Edward Harrison (1817 - 1905)
Sarah Pynchon Bement graduated from Elmira Women's College and the Boston Conservatory of Music. Only five feet tall, the Brucker Congregational Church of Elmira, known also as Park Church, had their organ console built especially to fit her as she was a talented musician. She had absolute pitch. Often after Sunday services when she completed the regular recessional music she would improvise as members withdrew from the church. Many of the congregation would linger to hear her original melodies. In 1870 she was an Elmira school teacher where they resided. In 1920 she resided there with her sister, Eliza Welch Bement. Her sisters remained unmarried, and later in life were living in Washington, D.C. (Source: Pynchon Family records)spouse: >Davenport, Daniel Romeyn (1844 - <1920)
Had no issue.spouse: >Rose, Henry (1799 - 1874)
Sarah T. Bement and her children were deserted by her husband, Theodore Craig.spouse: >Craig, Theodore F. (<1850 - )
SEVERANCE BEMENT. Little is known of his history or family, but he was doubtless the father of Samuel (abt. 1794-1866), and there may have been more. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 151)spouse: >Hosmer, Anna (~1769 - )
SIDNEY KELLOGG BEMENT was a farmer at Kilbourn, Wisconsin about 1913. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 338)spouse: >Graham, Margaret I. (1863 - >1912)
SILAS BEMENT married his first cousin, Freelove Barnes.spouse: >Barnes, Freelove (~1776 - >1822)
SILAS BEMENT (7-277c) lived at Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was drowned at or near Baltimore, Maryland when a boat upset. He never married. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 116b