Henry Parsons Bement

Henry Parsons Bement

Lagrange, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Jan 1894 (aged 60)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 33666235 · View Source
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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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Gravesite Details 60 yrs