Sidney F. Bemis, brother of George, was born on the ancestral farm in Baltimore, 19 Jan 1847. Sidney and brother Solon both had long curly hair. Sid was a Civil War soldier. He was hit with a bullet that struck his belt buckle, but he was not hurt. However, he suffered from joint pain and other ailments throughout his life from long exposure to cold and dampness during the war. Sidney ran away to enlist when barely 16 years old. He was an overgrown boy and lied about his age, so was accepted. After the war, he worked in Chester, VT on the Rocky Ridge Farm for Mr. Hial Lockwood. He was employed as a "teamster". At the age of 42 years, Sidney married in Chester, 14 July 1889, to Mrs. Abbie J. (Kent) Aldrich, daughter of Anthony and Ruth B. (Holden) Kent, widow of Clark Aldrich. He spent the last years of his life with Frank and Emma Kendall in Baltimore. He died while sitting up in his rocking chair in the front room at Grampa Frank Kendall's. Sidney was known to carry a roll of bills that sometimes totaled nearly $1,000. The roll of bills were not in his pocket when he died. It was later discovered that he had opened up a bank account and had the cash put away there. Sidney died in Springfield, VT on May 2, 1932.
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