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Phillip Bemis

Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Bemis, Jr. and Anna Bemis
Husband of Elizabeth Bemis
Father of Philip Bemis; William Bemis; David Bemis; Abigail Bemus; Edmund Bemus and 1 other
Brother of Joseph Bemis, III; Thomas Bemis and Mary Bemis

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About Phillip Bemis


   [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #4120, Date of Import: Nov 20, 1998]
   The History of Ashburnham, Massachusetts indicates that Philip Bemis was probably the son of Joseph. Other records, including the logic of birth dates (the elder Joseph was born about 1619, and his son, Joseph Jr., was born in 1651, and Philip was born about 1700) would indicate that Philip was more likely the son of Joseph Bemis, Jr.
   Philip lived in Cambridge from 1723 to 1738. He was married in 1738 and moved to Westminster, where he and his wife were the third settlers. He was considered to be a man of influence and character.
   "The Bemis History and Genealogy" by Colonel Thomas Waln-Morgan Draper,1900, published San Francisco, California, copies in the Library of Congress, p6:
   "...m. Nov 21, 1723. Elizabeth Lawrence. They settled down in Westminster in 1738, and he was the third permanent settler in that town. They had probably previously lived in Cambridge. Phillip was a plain, substantial and much respected citizen, though he held no office. The exact dates of death of his wife and self, are not known, though he was living in 1782. He had in his family a waif or orphan boy named Daniel Munjoy."
   The Vital Records for Cambridge [Vol. 2, p. 236] show the following marriage under Lawrence:
   "Eliza[beth] and Phillip Beemus, Nov. 21, 1723" (intention not recorded)
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Phillip Bemis's Timeline

November 21, 1700
Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
November 21, 1723
Age 23
Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
November 13, 1726
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
July 30, 1727
Age 26
Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Age 30
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
Age 35
Cambridge, MA, USA
Age 81