Saturday, September 20, 2014

Surname Saturday - BEMIS (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1043 who is Mary BEMIS (1624-1695) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations in this BEMIS family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

64. Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)
65. Martha Whitney (1764-1832)


130.  Samuel Whitney (1719-1782)
131.  Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783)

260.  William Whitney (1683-1720)
261.  Martha Pierce (1681-1759)

520.  Nathaniel Whitney (1647-1733)
521.  Sarah Hagar (1651-1722)


1042.  William Hagar, born about 1620 in probably Nazeing, Essex, England; died 10 January 1684 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 20 March 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
1043.  Mary Bemis, born before 10 September 1624 in Dedham, Essex, England; died December 1695 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of William Hagar and Mary Bemis are:
*  Mary Hagar (1645-????)
*  Ruhamah Hagar (1647-1738), married 1675 Joseph Waite (1643-1722).
*  Samuel Hagar (1647-1704), married 1679 Sarah Mixer (1657-1745).
*  Hannah Hagar (1649-1702), married 1674 Joseph Priest (1650-1697).
*  Sarah Hagar (1651-1722), married 1674 Nathaniel Whitney (1647-1733).
*  Susannah Hagar (1653-1731), married 1680 Joseph Grout (1649-1702).
*  William Hagar (1659-1734), married 1687 Sarah Benjamin (1663-1745).
*  Rebecca Hagar (1661-1735), married 1681 Nathaniel Healey (1659-1734).
*  Abigail Hagar (1663-????), married 1687 Benjamin Whitney (1660-1736).
*  Mehitabel Hagar (1665-1691), married 1687 Nathaniel Norcross (1665-1717).

2086.  John Bemis, born about 1589 in Dedham, Essex, England; died before 26 June 1624 in Dedham, Essex, England.  He married 1614 in Dedham, Essex, England.
2087.  Anne Spray, born about 1593 in Dedham, Essex, England.

Children of John Bemis and Anne Spray are:

*  Isaac Bemis (1615-????)
*  Luke Bemis (1617-????)
*  Joseph Bemis (1619-1684), married 1640 Sarah Capron (1621-1712).
*  Abraham Bemis (1621-????).
*  Mary Bemis (1624-1695), married 1645 William Hagar (1620-1684).
*  James Bemis (1626-1665).
*  Susan Bemis (1628-????).

Information about the Bemis family in America can be found in:

Colonel Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper, The Bemis History and Genealogy (San Francisco, Calif. : Stanley-Taylor Co., Printers, 1900).

The English Bemis family was, apparently, gleaned from an online family tree.

The URL for this post is: http://www.geneamusings.com/2014/09/surname-saturday-bemis-england-to.html

copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


1 comment:

SearchShack said...

Randy - thanks for this posting. I too descend John (my notes call him John) Bemis and Anne Spray on my maternal side but from Mary's brother Joseph Bemis. Thanks for adding the reference to the Bemis family as I had not kept a good track of my sources of this line and believe I still have a lot of work to do in finding source documentation for this part of this line.