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Sylvester Bemis was born 25 November 1761 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Joseph Bemis (1723-1800) and Ruth Simonds (1727-1800) and died 23 February 1831 in Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Molley Bemis (1765-1847) 26 January 1785 in Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
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Biography

Sylvester Bemis went from Spencer, Massachusetts 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.

Marriage and Family

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



Children


Offspring of Sylvester Bemis and Molley Bemis (1765-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sally Bemis (1785-)
Amasa Bemis (1788-1800)
Polly Bemis (1791-1871) 9 August 1791 Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States 12 September 1871 Cambridgeport, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Elias Howe (1792-1867)

Betsey Bemis (1793-)
Sylvester Bemis (1796-1863)
Lucy Bemis (1798-1873)
Joshua Bemis (1801-1804)
Joseph Bemis (1803-1853)
Joshua Bemis (1806-1880)
Ruth Bemis (1808-1890)

Siblings


Offspring of Joseph Bemis, Jr. and Ruth Simonds (1727-1800)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ruth Bemis (1746-)
Joseph Bemis (1748-1825)
Abigail Bemis (1750-)
Elizabeth Bemis (1750-1818)
Sarah Bemis (1753-)
Charity Bemis (1755-1818)
Sylvester Bemis (1761-1831) 25 November 1761 Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 23 February 1831 Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts Molley Bemis (1765-1847)

Phebe Bemis (1763-)
Mary Bemis (1765-1849)

References

  • Source: Draper, Thomas Wain-Morgan; "The Bemis History and Genealogy" Published 1900 in San Francisco, California

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