Sylvester Bemis

Sylvester Bemis

Birth
Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Feb 1831 (aged 69)
Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial North Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 50150373 · View Source
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Sylvester Bemis, son of Joseph and Ruth Bemis was born in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 25 November 1761; he married in Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts 26 June 1785, Molley Bemis, daughter of Joshua & Sarah (White) Bemis. He died in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts on 23 February 1831.

Source: Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts
Births: Page 15
Source: Vital Records of Spencer, Massachusetts
Marriages: Page 136
Source: Vital Records of Chester, Massachusetts
Deaths: Page 203 [BEIMIS, Sylvester]

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SYLVESTER(5) BEMIS (Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1) married in Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, MOLLY BEMIS, daughter of Joshua & Sarah (White) Bemis.

Sylvester Bemis went from Spencer to Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts in the spring of 1786, where he cleared land and built a house, returning to Spencer for the winter. The following spring he took his wife and daughter Sally, the only one of his children born in Spencer, to Chester and settled. He prospered exceedingly and died a rich man.

Children of Sylvester and Molly (Bemis) Bemis: [all but Sally born in Chester]

1. Sally, b. 13 November 1785
2. Amasa, b. 15 December 1788; d. 15 March 1808
3. Polly, b. 9 August 1791; married Elias Howe
4. Betsy, b. 21 October 1793; married Salmon Belden
5. Sylvester, b. 18 March 1796
6. Lucy, b. 8 September 1798; married Liberty Howe
7. Joshua, b. 9 January 1801; d. 21 May 1804
8. Joseph, b. 24 November 1803; d. 6 July 1853
9. Joshua (2nd) b. 3 July 1806; d. 16 September 1880
10. Ruth, b. 17 November 1808; married Washington Stevens

Source: Draper, Thomas Wain-Morgan; "The Bemis History and Genealogy" Published 1900 in San Francisco, California
Pages 69 & 159-160


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MR. SYLVESTER BEMIS
died 23 February 1831
age 69


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  • Created by: Bette Hartman
  • Added: 24 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50150373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester Bemis (25 Nov 1761–23 Feb 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50150373, citing North Chester Cemetery, North Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bette Hartman (contributor 46633755) .