Sunday, February 17, 2013

Samuel Bemus or Beemus & Sarah Fanny (5G Grandparents)

http://www.northwesternpa.net/familygroup.php?familyID=F2324347&tree=NWPa
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They had 11 Children  http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref1=5247:16751&ref2=5247:16752
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He may have been one of the first white settlers of Cleveland, OH in 1798
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There is some very interesting information about him in the free E-Book Historical Collections of Ohio by Henry Howe

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Samuel Bemus1765  Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
Gender  Male 
Died  1850  Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
Sarah Fanny,   b. 1770, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
Children 
 1. Martin E Bemus,   b. 22 Dec 1812, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1896, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
 2. Amelia Bemus,   b. 12 Mar 1801, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1876, Keepville, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

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Information from Find A Grave:
Birth: 1765
Conneaut
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1850
Conneaut
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA

Samuel Beemus was born in 1765 in New York. He married Sarah Fanny in 1790. In 1790, Samuel Bemus arrived with his family from the Genessee. He had visited the country the year previous, and made a location on the creek bottoms, about three miles from its mouth, it being a part of the farm on which he still resides, and built his cabin on the east side of the creek, nearly opposite to his present residence.

He was the individual who first introduced the culture of tobacco into Northern Ohio, an important event to the consumers of that article, as it was a rare and subtle weed and difficult to be obtained. As more and more settlers arrived to make homes here, a village grew which they named Salem, the name years later being changed to Conneaut.

The year 1798 saw the coming of the first permanent settlers, with the arrival of Nathan and John King Robert Montgomery and family who occupied Stow's Castle, Samuel Bemus and family, and Aaron Wright. These were the pioneers who left their New England farms to make the long journey west and settle in "New Connecticut." The group had planned to proceed to Harpersfield, but the lake country so appealed to them that they altered their plans and selected locations along Conneaut River.

The first death, with the exception of the little child of Mr. Kingsbury, was the daughter of Samuel Bemus, in 1799. The coffin was made by Aaron Wright, who says he made it from a white-oak tree, from which he cut and split the boards, obtaining the nails in making the coffin from a boat that had been wrecked and drifted near the mouth of the creek, and was painted by using the ashes from burnt straw.

The first birth was a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bemus, born in 1801, and named Amelia. She became the wife of Daniel Hewett

Samuel died in 1850 in Conneaut Ashtabula OH.
 
 
Burial:
City Cemetery
Conneaut
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
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