Henry Parsons Bement was the fifth-great grandson of John Beaumont (1612-1647), the emigrant ancestor to America.
Henry Parsons Bement (1833-1894) was the second of five children of Levi Hiram Bement (1805-1847) and his wife, Harriet Parsons Bement (1814-1896). He was born on 3 Aug 1833 in New York, died 13 Jan 1894 at 61 years of age at Grand Rapids, Michigan; buried in Saranac (Michigan) Cemetery, Ionia County; married (1) Fidelia Rogers, born 11 Apr 1842 in Massachusetts, died 23 Jun 1878 at Grand Rapids, Michigan; daughter of Elijah and Jane Rogers; (2) after 1878 Ellen H. Warren, born about 1851 in New York; (3) 28 Mar 1891 Mrs. Abbie E. (Burton) Dowen/Dorven of/at Casnovia, Muskegon County, Michigan, born about 1848 in Pennsylvania.
Henry, at the age of 27, enlisted 9 Aug 1862 in Co. I. 21st Michigan Infantry and was discharged 8 Jun 1865 as a Private with kidney and liver problems. He resumed farming and was a butcher at Saranac in 1870. He removed to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he had a grocery and meat market in 1877 and 1882. In 1880 he was elected a first trustee of the Plainfield Avenue Episcopal Church of Grand Rapids.
Children of Henry Parsons and Fidelia (Rogers) Bement were:
Martha Bement (1865-1866)
Harriet Bement (1867-1868)
Flora Bement (1869-1869)
William Henry Bement (1869-1923)
John Z. Bement (1870-1872)
Clifton S. Bement (1877-1885)
Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 140, 335
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