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Joseph Bemis

Male 1651 - about 1712  (60 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bemis 
    Born 12 December 1651  Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 December 1651  Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died about 1712  Westminster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph removed to Westminster, then called Narragansett No.2. He was a soldier in King Philip’s war, in Captain James Oliver’s company, and his son Joseph received a grant of land for his father’s services.

      From Draper’s Bemis History and Genealogy:
      “Joseph Bemis 2d (I. Joseph). This son of the immigrant, the first to arrive at manhood, m. Anna-----and removed to Westminster, Mass; then called Narragansett No. 2. In 1740, his son, probably Philip, ‘Disposed of all right and title to the property of my honored father and mother, Joseph and Anna Bemis, to my brother Joseph and sister Mary of Cambridge.’ (p. 542. Hist. of Westminster Mass. by William S. Haywood.) As we know that Joseph's wife was Anna, and that he went to Westminster to live, it proves that he was the son of Joseph Bemis the immigrant. The records of the town of Westminster and Watertown do not furnish any data of an intervening generation, and the author therefore assumes there was none. Joseph Bemis, or Bemish so spelt, was a soldier in King Phillips War as evidenced from the following entries in Bodge Soldiers in King Phillips War, p. 176. Joseph Bemish credited under Capt. James Oliver, for services Mar. 24, 1675-6. £2. 14s. p. 376. The same soldier received £2. s10. p. 147. Under a list of the Grantees of Narragansett No. 2, now Westminster, Mass, appears Joseph Beames, deceased, claimed by his son Joseph Beames. Grant made about Oct, 17, 1733. In 1700, the son of the Narragansett settler, Joseph 3d was aided by a contribution ‘having had his substance consumed by fire.’” [2]
    Person ID I18011  Schirado
    Last Modified 12 April 2013 

    Father Joseph Bemis,   b. 1619, Dedham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 August 1684, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   d. before 18 November 1712, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12883  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Anna,   d. about 1710, Westminster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Bemis,   b. about 1677
     2. Thomas Bemis,   b. about 1679, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1757, Westminster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Mary Bemis,   b. about 1681
    +4. Philip Bemis,   b. 21 November 1700, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1782  (Age > 83 years)
    Family ID F13042  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Henry Bond.

    2. [S17] William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Hist. Publ., New York, 1910).


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