1. ASAHEL BEMIS, son of the Revolutionary War Veteran SILAS BEMUS and his wife, Olive Spencer, was born 13 July 1797, Windsor County, VT. He was a musician in the War of 1812. They were certainly in Jefferson County from the mid-late 1820's through about 1842. During that time they were in Philadelphia twp from 1827 to the late 1830's and in Clayton, Orleans twp in 1840 - 1841. Jason Wood's (Betsy's father) Revolutionary War Pension documents show the Asahel Bemis family as living in Clayton, New York Apr 1841.
After his first wife's death in 1843, he remarried and moved to Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co. until the 1861- 1864 timeframe when he homesteaded property in LaCrosse Co., Wisconsin. It does appear that Asahel in fact had 14 children (living) as was indicated on the Wisconsin Land Patent affidavit, 8 apparently with Betsey and 6 with Emeline H. (Harriet). .
By 1864, Asahel's 1864 Homestead documentation shows the family in LaCrosse County, Wisconsin. He died after 1880 probably in Farmington, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.
He married (1) about 1845
BETSEY WOOD, the daughter of JASON and SARAH (HALE) (CRANE?) WOOD, born Montague, MA Feb 1800. Betsy died in Charolette twp (presumably Chautauqua Co.) in the winter of 1843.
He married (2)
EMELINE HARRIET (---)
2 i LUCY EMELINE BEMIS, b c1845
3 ii SIMON BEMIS, b c1847
4 iii ASAHEL L. BEMIS, b c1849
5 iv ANN D. BEMIS, b c1851
6 v EMMET H. BEMIS b c1853
7 vi OSRO F. BEMIS, b c 1857
More information on this family may be found at Bemis Family .
For further information, contact: Don Bemus