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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bemus/Beemus

Well, have been on the search for the (Ashtabula) Bemus Clan for a good number of years now, and stumbled across something.  Many of them changed the spelling to Beemus, color me confuzzled!
So this evening I have been searching for whatever I could find, and have actually located quite a number of things.
State
vs
James CRAWFORD:
Trespass on the case.  Dec 22nd 1813
Warrent issued for the deft. and subpeonas on behalf of the State for Josiah BROWN Esq., David NILES, and Oliver WILDER [ --- ]

Dec. 23d subpeonas on the part of the Deft. for Samuel BEMUS, Sarah BEMUS, John M. BEMUS, Miron BEMUS, Nathan KING, Josiah BROWN, Jr., Peter KING, Jr., and Nehemiah KING -- the court was then called at the house of John B. M. BROWN and adjourned to the School-house   pursuant to adjournment. -- The defendant is charged with a Breach of the Peace, (viz.) with threatening the person and property of John B. M. BROWN, to which he pleads not guilty. -- when after hearing the several witnesses in behalf of the State and prisoner, ordered that the prisoner be discharged. --

onm in text: Const. [Jess A. ?] SAWTELL 

John B. M. BROWN
vs
James CRAWFORD:
Trespass on the case.  Dec 22nd 1813
Warrent issued for the deft. and Subpeonas for Josiah BROWN, Esq., Charles BROWN, Benjamin BROWN, returnable at the house of the Pltf.

Dec. 23 Parties met at the house of John B. M. BROWN -- Plaintiff declares on a debt of fifty dollars to which the defendant pleads the general issue [and] also declares on a debt of Seventy dollars. --

Ashtabula County, Salem Township, [ -----] Whereas James CRAWFORD hath been arrested and is in custody [on] the suit of John B. M. BROWN, debt and damages in the sum of fifty dollars, -- [Now] therefore you Peter KING, Jr. do acknowledge yourself special bail in said action in the sum of one hundred dollars to be levied on your goods and chattles lands and tenements and for want thereof, upon your body, if default be made in the condition of your [recognizance], which condition is that the said James CRAWFORD shall [be] and appear Zadock THOMPSON at the house of John B. M. BROWN on Saturday the 25th Instant and if judgment be rendered against him that he shall pay the cost and [ -------- ------- -------] his body in consideration [ -------- --- ----- ---- -------] Zadock THOMPSON.
 
The court the adjourned to the 25th Instant at [4?] o'clock [P. M.?] at the house of J[ohn] B. M. BROWN -- witnesses present J. BROWN, [[illegible lines]]

Dec. 23, supeonas issued on the behalf of the plaintiff for Josiah BROWN, Esq., Charles BROWN, Benjamin BROWN, and for Peter KING, Jr., and Ansel HULBERT, on behalf of the Deft., returnable on the 25th Inst. at 4 o'clock P. M. at the house of J[ohn] B. M. BROWN.

Dec. 23, supeonas issued for Samuel BEMUS, [James?] LEAVITT and Daniel SAWTELL, returnable as above. Dec. 25th the parties met persuant to adjournment, [when?] after hearing their several proofs and allegations the court adjourned till the 27th Instant to prepare judgment. -- Dec. 27th Judgment is rendered in favor of the plaintiff in the sum of twenty dollars and cost of suit. [[list of costs and illegible lines follow]]

onm in text: S. BEMUS, J. LEAVITT, D. WILDER.  

Lewis PITNEY vs John MARKER (?) & Samuel BEMUS:
Oct. [1814?];
onm: Jacob COZENS, John D. PITNEY, --?-- BROWN, Ezekiel OLDS, Johnah SILVERTHORN.  

 J. B. M. BROWN
vs
Fredrick VIOTAR (?):
26 May 1815;
onm: Samuel BEMUS, Nahum (?) HOWARD, Henry LAKE, --?-- MCNEAR & possibly one other. mostly illegible 


1811 CENSUS, SALEM TOWNSHIP
ASHTABULA COUNTY, OH

Samuel Bemus *
 An asterisk (*) indicates the name found on 1815 Salem census. Disclaimer: Names are spelled as as interpreted or, in some cases, as they appear on later township censuses.


Keep, Walter Marsena
b. MAY 1838 Conneaut, Erie Co., PA
Gender: Male
Parents:
Father: Keep, Matthew
Family:
Marriage: 10 OCT 1858
Spouse: Hewitt, Amanda Minerva
b. 4 SEP 1842 Conneaut, Erie, PA
d. 20 SEP 1859 Albion, Erie, PA
Gender: Female
Parents:
Father: Hewitt, Daniel
Mother: Bemus, Amelia
Family: Marriage: 29 SEP 1870
Spouse: Bascom, Emily E.
b. 23 MAR 1846 Trumbull Co., OH
Gender: Female
Children:Keep, Alice Amanda
b.  Conneaut, Erie, PA
Gender: Female
Keep, May Elizabeth
b. 7 JUL 1874 Conneaut, Erie, PA
Gender: Female
Keep, Bert E.
b. 26 OCT 1878 Conneaut, Erie, PA
Gender: Male
Keep, Arkis Ruth
b. 8 APR 1881 Conneaut, Erie, PA
Gender: Female
Keep, Laura G.
b. 15 MAY 1885 Conneaut, Erie, PA
d. 5 MAY 1885 Conneaut, Erie, PA
Gender: Female
(I am related to the Keep family on both the Bemus and the Randall families)

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