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Samuel Bemis

Samuel Bemis

Male 1690 - 1776  (86 years)

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  • Name Samuel Bemis 
    Born 7 Aug 1690  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1776  Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Old Spencer Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Latitude: 42° 14' 49.2" N-Longitude: 71° 59' 20.4" W
    Notes 
    • headstone photo found on ancestry.com. Caption reads;

      Birth: Aug. 7, 1690 Death: Aug., 1776 Note: One of the First Settlers of this Town, Age 84 Old Cemetery Spencer Worcester County Massachusetts, USA

      >>> confirm this; get my own photo

      Birth: 
      Aug. 7, 1690
      Watertown
      Middlesex County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: 
      Aug., 1776
      Spencer
      Worcester County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Son of John Bemis and Mary Harrington Bemis of Watertown.

      Bond's "History of Watertown"(p.22) "m., 4-12-1716, Sarah Barnard. They settled first in Sudbury, and, in 1721, moved to Spencer, and he was the second settler in that town, where he d. 8-1776, and she d. 9-30-1756. For interesting history on his him and his children, see Draper's History of Spencer, 105-109.
      Draper's "History of Spencer": "Bemis, Samuel, came from Watertown, 1721, and was the second settler in Spencer. He was born in 1688, was m. to Sarah Barnard of Sudbury. He was doubtless, a descendant of Joseph Bemis, who came from England to Watertown in 1640, and was probably the ancestor of all who bear that name in this part of New England. He purchased 400 acres of land of the easterly part of lots 29 and 36. He commenced felling the ancient forest, which covered his farm, before he moved his family there. At that time the Indians had not all retired from this part of the country, and some of them frequently came into his cabin and tarried with him through the night, but their presence was very offensive to him. In 1722, when his wife was about to give birth to her third son William, fearing the Indians, she made a journey to Sudbury, for safety during that critical period, and when her little son was only 2 weeks old, she rode home on horseback, a distance of nearly 50 miles in one day, and carried her infant son in her arms, although the greatest part of the distance of the road, such as it was, passed through an entire wilderness! He (Samuel) acquired a handsome estate, and built the first frame house in town, a building of 2 stories, which stood on the site of the present house of Mr. Robinson, and was taken down a few years since. His wife Sarah died 9-30-1756. His children were:

      Samuel, b. 5-1716,
      Edmund, 11-1-1720;
      William, 11-1-1722;
      Nathaniel, 1725;
      Jonas, 3-25-1727;
      Sarah, 12-27-1727;
      Joshua, 7-14-1729;
      Elizabeth, 1732;
       
       
      Family links: 
       Parents:
        John Bemis (1659 - 1732)
        Mary Harrington Bemis (1664 - 1716)
       
       Spouse:
        Sarah Barnard Bemis (1694 - 1756)
       
       Children:
        Nathaniel Bemis (1725 - 1784)*
        Joshua Bemis (1729 - 1789)*
        Joshua Bemis (1729 - 1789)*
       
      *Calculated relationship
       
      Inscription:
      "In Memory of Mr. Samuel Bemis, one of the first settlers of the town,
      who died August 1776, in his 84th yr. Wherenothing dwelt but beasts of prey, Or Men as fierce and wild as they, Our kind forefathers did repair, And built us towns and cities there."
       
      Note: One of the First Settlers of this Town, Age 84
       
      Burial:
      Old Spencer Cemetery
      Spencer
      Worcester County
      Massachusetts, USA
       
      Maintained by: Linda
      Originally Created by: Star Rhodes
      Record added: Nov 17, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 22952793

      Added by: Star Rhodes
       

      Cemetery Photo
      Added by: The Guardian (inactive)
       
       
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      Rest in Peace. Samuel was my 7th great grand Uncle.
      - Barbara Harackiewicz
       Added: Apr. 22, 2011


      - RNH
       Added: Aug. 3, 2010


      - Kevin Avery
       Added: Jan. 20, 2009

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    Person ID I4574  Reed
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 

    Father John Bemis,   b. Aug 1659, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1732, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Harrington,   b. 12 Jan 1663,   d. 8 Sep 1716, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1680  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Barnard,   b. 25 Jan 1693/94, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1756, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1716  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bemis,   b. 1732, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1802, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Headstones
    Samuel Bemis and Sarah Barnard
    Samuel Bemis and Sarah Barnard
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F3053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Aug 1690 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1716 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1776 - Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Spencer Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Samuel Bemis headstone
    Samuel Bemis headstone
    Birth: Aug. 7, 1690 Death: Aug., 1776 Note: One of the First Settlers of this Town, Age 84 Old Cemetery Spencer Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
    Samuel Bemis
    Samuel Bemis

  • Sources 
    1. [S1162] Colonel Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, C. E. M. E., (San Franciso, California, The Stanley-Taylor Co., Printers, 1900), p. 55.

    2. [S858] Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Henry Bond, M.D., (Boston, New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), p. 22.

    3. [S101] Headstone, 12Jun2013.

    4. [S858] Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Henry Bond, M.D., (Boston, New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), p. 15.

    5. [S119] U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Aoperations, Inc., Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2004), Source number: 284.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: KLB.

    6. [S1162] Colonel Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, C. E. M. E., (San Franciso, California, The Stanley-Taylor Co., Printers, 1900), p. 123.