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About Julia Frances Bemis (McCullough)
Daughter of Levi Hamilton and Clarinda Atania(Bartholomew)McCullough. Wife of Amos Bemis, 17 April 1853 Evans,NY. Mother of 10 children; Clarissa J.Bemis (1866-1874) Clarinda Bemis (1854-1855) Amos Henry Bemis (1858-1940) Loren McCullough Bemis (1878-1948) George Harrison Bemis (1875-1987) Levi Alvin Bemis(1861-1930) Ervin Albert Bemis (1864-1946) Francis Isabella Bemis Bemis (1856-1923) Wilson Bemis (1875-1955)
Story featured in San Bernardino Historical society book "Pioneer Women" The McCullough family moved to Michigan and in 1843 joined the Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. On June 26, 1846, came the call for the Mormon Battalion and Julia's father joined. She was then twelve years of age but the hardships her mother went through, being left with four small children, the baby only eight months old, Julia remembered well. Five months before her father returned, her mother and baby sister died and the children were placed in different homes. When Mr. McCullough returned to his family December 8, 1847, he learned of the tragedy which had befallen him. The following spring he brought the remaining members of his family to Utah, first settling in Weber Valley, and later in Fillmore Millard county.
Julia married Amos Bemis in 1853. In 1854, she and her husband moved to San Bernadino, California, and all of her ten children were born there. Mrs. Bemis was a resident of San Bernadino for forty eight years. She passed away June 3, 1902.