Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lynus E. Bemus & Martha Amelia Juell (Jewell) (4G Grandparents)

Found this on the Nixon Family Website:

Martha Amelia Jewell (Juell) was born 23 January 1808 in Rome, Kennebec Co., Maine, to Rev. Levi Jewell and Judith Tewksbury (Tuxbury). We believe she was the eleventh child in this family. Rev. Jewell apparently traveled from one assignment to another in his church work and we find record of brothers and sisters of Martha Amelia being born in Hew Hampshire as well as in Maine. Next, we find the family in Illinois. Whether they joined the L.D.S. Church in some other area and then moved to Illinois or joined after arriving, we do not know. One record indicates that Martha Amelia Jewell may have been baptized before the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. If this is correct, she would have been one of the few, and would have had to be rebaptized. Records show that she was rebaptized in June 1833.


Lynus (Linas) Bemus was born 13 Feb 1805 is Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He was the son of Samuel Bemus and Sarah. We have very little information about this family but we do know that Lynas moved to Lewiston, Fulton Co,. Illinois about or before 1827. We find that 25 Feb 1827, he married Martha Amelia Jewell, as recorded in Early Marriages of Fulton County, Illinois.

This union was blessed with the following ten children. They were Ira, Mary Judith Elizabeth, William Myron, George McNeil, Harvey Franklin, Francis Marion, Harriet Amelia, Emily Matilda and the twins Norman and Norris.

Lynas was a farmer by trade, but hearing of the Gold in California, he wanted to try his luck and, taking his family, he started west to seek his fortune. (The date of journey and arrival in Utah is not known and is another item for research.)

After arriving is Utah, Martha Amelia, was faithful member of the L.D.S. Church and she wanted to stay with the Saints rather than to seek the gold so many were after at that time, and rather than see her hurt, they stayed in Utah, settleing in Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah.

Lynus was an honorable man. It has been said of him that he was happy that he had listened to his wife and stayed in Utah with the Saints. Due to ill health, his life was not long and records indicate that he died 9 April 1858. Shortly before that, however, records indicate that he was baptized into the L.D.S. Church on 17 March 1858.

After the death of her husband, Lynus, Martha Amelia married again on 31 Dec 1859 to Isaac Huff Losee and was sealed to him the same day in the Endowment House. After a long and faithful life of service to her family and Church, Martha Amelia Jewell Bemus Losee died in Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah 12 Sept 1892 at the age of 84.
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Linus Bemus was born 13 Feb 1805 in Conneaut, Ashtabula, Oh. He died 9 Apr 1858 in Manti, Sanpete, Ut from Consumption and was buried Apr 1858 in Manti, Sanpete, Ut. Lynes married Martha Amelia JUELL on 25 Feb 1827 in , Fulton, Il.


or Linas, or Beemus or Beamus

Rebaptized 24 Oct 1875

Martha was a convert to the Mormon Church but her husband never did join. Shortly before his death, he expressed a desire to be baptized but died before it could be done. When they came west, Lyness wanted to continue on to the gold fields but his wife wanted to stay in Manti , and he was never sorry that he stayed. Martha remained an active member of the church and Lyness got along well with everyone. They built a good home and had the love and respect of their children and everyone in the community. Children: Ira , b. abt 1830 , Illinois Mary Judith , b. 10 Sep 1832 , Lewiston, Illinois . Md. 1854 , Mathew Hayes Ivory . D. 29 Jan 1870 . William Myron , b. 17 Jan 1834 , Lewiston, Illinois . Md. Harriet Hamilton . D. 18 May 1900 . George McNeil , b. 11 Jan 1837 , Lewiston, Illinois . Md. 1864 Margaret Jones . D. Jun 1907 . Harvey Franklin , b. 12 Jan 1839 , Lewiston, Illinois . Un married. D. 16 Jun 1906 . Francis Marion , b. 3 Jul 1841 , Lewiston, Illinois . Md. Lucinda Woolsey . Harriet Amelia , b. 16 Sep 1844 , Lewiston, Illinois . Md. 5 Feb 1858 , Robert Braithwaite . D. 10 Feb 1929 . Emily Matilda , b. abt 1845 in Illinois . D. Infant. Norman (twin), b. 3 Jul 1849 . D. before 1860 , past 8 years. Norris (twin), b. 3 Jul 1849 . J. Ralph Brown

Lynus/Linus was a farmer by trade, but hearing of the gold in California he wanted to try his luck. They came across the plains with a company bound for the gold fields in the early 1850s. Martha, being the only member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the family, persuaded him to stay in Utah.

They settled in Manti, Ut in 1854, Records show that he was baptized in March 1858, & died 3 weeks later. Martha continued to live in Manti for another 34 yrs & died there at the age of 85.
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No headstone or marker for Martha. Her grave would be to the left of her daughters headstone which is shone here. ----
Children of Lynus and Martha Amelia Bemus:[01] Ira BEMUS [abt 1830-][02] Mary Judith Elizabeth BEMUS [1832-1870] Spouse: Mathew Hayes IVORY [] [03] William Myron BEMUS [1834-1900] Spouse: Harriett HAMILTON [] [04] George McNeil BEMUS [1837-1907] Spouse: Margaret JONES [] [05] Harvey Franklin BEMUS [1839-1906] Spouse: Unmarried [06] Francis Marion BEMUS [1841-] Spouse: Lucinda WOOLSEY [] [07] Harriet Amelia BEMUS [1844-1929] Spouse: Robert BRAITHWAITE [1830-1906] [08] Emily Matilda BEMUS [abt 1849-Child][09] Norman BEMUS (twin) [1849-1916][10] Norris BEMUS (twin) [1849-bef 1860 past 8 yrs]

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Martha Jewel,   b. 23 Jan 1808, Rome, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1892, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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Lynus E. Bemus (son of Samuel Bemus and Sarah Fanny)35 was born February 13, 1805 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio35, and died April 09, 1858 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah35. He married Martha Amelia Jewel or Juell on February 25, 1827 in Lewiston, Fulton, Illinois, daughter of Levi Reverend Jewell Or Juell and Judith Tewksbury or Tux.

Date born 2: February 13, 1805, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Died 2: April 09, 1858, Manti, Sanpete, Utah.
Marriage: February 25, 1827, Lewiston, Fulton, Illinois.

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