Esther Anna Chase graduated from Titusville High School in 1914, winning three prizes. She entered the Pennsylvania State College in the fall of 1914. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q-xiv)
Willie Lynn Chase is a Christian, an exemplary father and husband. His patience, frugality, industry and perseverance are unusual. His grandfather, the Reverend Amos Chase, was a friend of Lyman Beecher, and a schoolmate. He came to Pennsylvania as a pioneer missionary and preacher. He gave up teaching and came home to care for his aged parents in their last years. He has applied scientific farming to a worn out and made a success of it. My sister has been a brave and faithful wife and mother, who believes that children are a blessing from the Lord. Surely their children shall rise up and call them blessed. He has been an active member and officer of the Congregational Church, Superintendent of the Sunday School, serving faithfully and efficiently. I predict that their children will make their helpfulness felt in the world. (Comments to J. Granville Leach in a letter of March 17, 1914 from Mrs. Alice (Dowler) Higley).spouse: >Dowler, Anna Mae (1869 - )
Bement Chronicles in America 1928, p. 181q-xiv
ALLISON WRIFORD CHENEY was living at Berlin, Sangamore Co., Illinois when news of the beginning of the Civil War was received. He enlisted in 1861 in Company B, 30th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, and was in nearly all the battles with General Grant, from Belmont to Atlanta. At the siege of Fort Donaldson, in February 1862, for "gallant conduct", he was promoted from the rank of orderly sergeant to that of first lieutenant. He was in active service during the long campaign before Vicksburg, while his younger brother, Mark Wilder Cheney, under General Banks, was at Fort Hudson. The fall of these strongholds, on 4 and 8 July 1863, respectively, gave to the Union the control of the Mississippi River from its source to its mouth. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 362)spouse: >Johnson, Elizabeth (1834 - 1863)
Spent over twenty years connected with Boston + Maine Railroad as of 1913.spouse: >Melvin, Maud Muller (1866 - 1907)
HIRAM BEMENT CHENEY, on reaching his majority, engaged in teaching, and in the following year was elected superintendent of the School Committee of Newbury, New Hampshire. In 1865 he was a candidate for Governor's Council of New Hampshire in State District No. 4. He was president of the Bradford and Newbury Agriculltural and Mechanical Association from 1886 to 1892; selectman from 1889-1891; a trustee of the Guarantee Savings Bank of Newport; and a member of the New Hampshire Legislature in 1901. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 364)spouse: >Shaw, Sarah (1835 - >1913)
Jonathan Cheney was born 20 Oct 1802 in Bradford, New Hampshire and died 7 July 1885 in Newberry, New Hampshire. He was a large agriculturist, and took an active interest in the civil and military affairs of both his native town of Bradford, NH and Newberry, NH. On 14 April 1838 he was commissioned Captain in the 30th Regiment, New Hampshire Militia, but resigned the office two years later. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 266)spouse: >Bement, Pauline (1806 - 1889)
Luke Turner Cheney enlisted 29 Sept 1862 in Company H, 16th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, in the Civil War. Died in the United States Barracks Hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana after contracting an illness from the poor conditions existing in the bayous of Louisiana. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 266)
Had two children.spouse: >Dole, Edith M. (~1885 - )
MARK WILDER CHENEY, while an infant, accompanied his parents to South Newbury, New Hampshire where he resided on the same farm for seventy-three years. In September, 1862 he enlisted for the Civil War and was appointed corporal in Company E, 16th New Hampshire Volunteers, and promoted to sergeant at Port Hudson, Louisiana in July 1963. He served with his regiment throughout the War, being absent from duty only a few days when sick with malaria fever and in the hospital at Port Hudson.spouse: >Morse, Cordilia Sarah (1844 - 1907)
Since the war, his time was divided between farming and teaching vocal music, being very successful as a teacher of music. He was very interested in church and Sunday-school work, and was a member of the Free Baptist Church at South Newbury, New Hampshire. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 365-366)
Owned and operated a grist mill at Sutton, New Hampshire about 1913.spouse: >Nichols, Emma Frances (1866 - >1913)
Lorenzo George Chesley was the oldest of six children of Lorenzo Dow Chesley (1815-aft. 1860) and his wife, Lucinda Coon (1823-1860).spouse: >Lester, Anna (>1860 - )
Caroline L. Chittenden (8-5399) and her husband had six children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 486)spouse: >Fleming, James (1829 - 1891)
Chauncey Chittenden (7-2301) owned a fine farm on the south side of the river and just westerly of Fort Jackson, New York. They had seven children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 267, 486)spouse: >Wicker, Malinda (1796 - 1868)
Clark Sanford Chittenden (7-2304) went to Hopkinton, New York about 1821 and soon engaged in the mercantile business, which he followed successfully for many years, becoming one of the strongest men in town. He was Supervisor of the town, Justice of the Peace for many years and a member of the Legislature. He was a man of strong will, decided convictions, and rare judgement. They had five children, all born in Hopkinton, New York. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 267, 487)spouse: >Sheldon, Julia (1808 - 1880)
Clark William Chittenden (8-5400) and his wife had three children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 486)spouse: >Keeler, Izannah (1838 - 1891)
Helen M. Chittenden (8-5398) and her husband had two children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 486)spouse: >Wright, Caleb (1820 - 1900)
Joseph Hart Chittenden (7-2300) name is indicated as Joseph N. Chittenden in the Thomas Sanford Genealogy. He was twice married and had no children. He was a member of the Assembly and Colonel in the militia. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 267)spouse: >Ormsbee, Olivia (>1792 - <1826)
Other records indicate that his name was Joseph Hart Chittenden and had a least one child, believed to be from his second marriage to Pamelia Brewer. (Dennis BeMent, November, 1997)
King S. Chittenden (8-5402) began business in the store of his father and followed that and farming for many years. He and his brother were in trade under the firm name of K.S. and V.A. Chittenden from 1857 to 1874, when the later took the business. They did business in the old store of their father up to the time of their building the present (as of 1910) stone store in 1868-9. He was the town clerk for the years 1857-8 and 9, and Supervisor from 1888 to 1894, and could have been longer, had he wished. He was a bright, intelligent, genial man, and most highly respected. He and his wife had no issue. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 487)spouse: >Hopkins, Sarah (1834 - >1910)
Olivia Chittenden (8-5401) and her husband had one child. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 487)spouse: >Brush, Jason (1822 - 1891)
Sally Chittenden (7-2305) and her husband had nine children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 267, 487)spouse: >Sheldon, John (1806 - 1882)
CLARENCE BALDWIN CLAFLIN graduated from Harvard University. He was a life member of the Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia, and a member of the Waldo M. Claflin firm. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 370)spouse: >Gould, Jessie Eleanor (1883 - >1913)
Waldo Milton Claflin was born 20 May 1845 at Milford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts and died 6 Sep 1911 at Media, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. He was educated at the public schools of Milford, Massachusetts and at the Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham, Massachusetts. At the age of nineteen years, he went to Philadelphia, where the remainder of his life was spent, and where for more than forty-five years he was prominently identified with the shoe business, both as a manufacturer and retailer. He designed the first shoe especially for baseball players about 1884.spouse: >Bement, Mary Ella (1851 - 1912)
He was a member of the Board of Managers of the Glen Mills School, formerly the House of Refuge at Glen Mills, Delaware County; also a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati; the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; the New England Society of Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Historical Society; the Geographical Society of Pennsylvania; the Union League; the Navy League, and the Manufacturer's Club of Philadelphia, and President of the Claflin Family Association, which at the time of his decease had held fifty-seven annual meetings at Milford, Massachusetts. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 369)
He was a prominent architect in New York City.spouse: >Dalley, Evelyn Maynard (1875 - >1913)
ALVAN CLARK was an American lens maker and astronomer. His firm, Alvan Clark Sons, made 26-inch telescopes for the U.S. Naval Observatory and the University of Virginia, a 30-inch telescope for Pulkovo Observatory, Russia, and a 36-inch telescope for Lick Observatory. His son, Alvan Graham Clark (1832-1897) entered the firm (1852); discovered 16 double stars including companion of Sirius (1862); and made a 40-inch lens for the Yerkes telescope (1897). (Source: Webster's New Biographical Dictionary, 1996)spouse: >Pease, Maria (1807 - )
ARCHIE BANNING CLARK drowned while a student at Edinboro State Normal School. He had a beautiful character and was an active Christian worker. The tragedy of his death was a crushing blow to all. A row boat capsized early in the morning when no help was near, and himself and his companion, Lavern McCrillie, both lost their lives, in Edinboro Lake. His short life was perfect in that no criticism could be made of it. He had read his Bible through and on Sunday the before his death had addressed 150 men and boys in the YMCA meeting. On this Sunday afternoon he went with his sister Grace to gather wildflowers. On Monday morning he went out in the boat to shoot ducks and was drowned. They brought the precious blossoms and gave them to his mother, yet unwithered, a testimonial of the uncertainty of life. So ended a beautiful life that is sadly missed. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q-xvii)
CARINA CLARK graduated from the West Virginia Conservatory of Music. She was an accomplished musician and unmarried as of 1915.
CHARLES FINNEY CLARK, early in life, was associated with Carl Schurz in the publication of The Detroit Post, but later, in New York City, was identified with the development of the Bradstreet's Mercantile Agency, ultimately becoming its president, which position he held for twenty-eight years, preceding his death.spouse: >Wilder, Sarah M. (~1836 - 1869)
He was also one of the incorporators and first vice president of the Washington Trust Company from the time of its organization; a director of the American Cotton Oil Company, and of the Niagara Falls Power and Construction Company. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the St. Andrew's American Geographical, New England and New York Genealogical and Biographical Societies; also of the Union League, Metropolitan, Lotus, Crolier, Hardware, Church, and Merchants Clubs, and for many years, treasurer of St. James Church, New York City.
He was a recognized leader of men, with a genius for organization and unlimited capacity for work on broad lines, and for patient attention to details, and "Bradstreet's" will remain as an enduring monument of his achievements, and its great work will be continued on the lines marked out for it by the earnest and gentle spirit which created and organized it.
New York Genealogical + Biographical Record, Vol. 36, pp. 64-65. Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 210.
CHARLES MARTIN CLARK was treasurer of the Bradstreet Company.
EDWARD CLARK was taken in by his grandmother, Julie (Bement) Clark at his birth and raised as her own son when his mother died at his birth. His life was full of sorrow, and in 1913 he was living in Denver, Colorado. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America, 1928, p. 181q, xi)spouse: >Day, Emma (~1865 - >1913)
Emily Inez Clark graduated from Edinboro State Normal School and was an accomplished lady. She married the Rev. Horace Hall, a Baptist clergyman, who had children from a prior marriage. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q-xvii)spouse: >Hall, Horace (~1882 - >1913)
REV. GARDNER KELLOGG CLARK was for a time in the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church at Preble, Cortland County, New York. His brother, the Reverend Laban Clark, an eminent Methodist clergyman, was one of the founders of Wesleyan College. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 210)spouse: >Bement, Lucy (~1809 - )
DR. GILBERT LAFAYETTE CLARK (9-1386) graduated with a degree in medicine and took special courses in surgery at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He took up the practice of a country physician in Centerville, Pennsylvania. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 181q, xvi.)spouse: >Banning, Caroline Livingstone (1852 - >1913)
Gilbert Ralph Clark, after a college course at Allegheny College, accepted a position with the Johnstown Grocery Co., wholesale. From there he removed to Omaha, Nebraska in October 1914, and was in the employ of a large wholesale grocery company there. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q-xvii)spouse: >Stockton, Blanche (~1880 - >1913)
Grace Elaine Clark graduated from Edinboro State Normal School. Her husband, Webster Sill, graduated from the State College of Pennsylvania. They lived in West Virgina in 1914. (Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q-xvii)spouse: >Sill, Webster (~1884 - )
Wife died before 1913, had two sons, all names unknown.
James Clark was of the seventh generation of James Clark, the first settler of New Haven, Connecticut. He was born 18 Mar 1818 and died 9 Feb 1897. His parents were pioneers, and came from Southington, Connecticut to Pennsylvania. He had one brother who was killed in young manhood by the fall of a tree, leaving James as the last of his line. His life was lived in earnest, honest industry, and his character was above reproach. He was unselfish and considerate of others, and in his will requested that none of his creditors be oppressed for their indebtedness to the estate. He was a Republican when it stood for principle; a Christian, and a life long member of the Congregational Church. As each child married, he gave them land and helped them to build their homes, and was untiring in his efforts for their best welfare. He had inherited from his Puritan ancestors the feverence for things spiritual. He was a great reader and was always interested in the affairs of the town. His life was an example to the coming generations. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 181q-x)spouse: >Bement, Julia (1820 - 1908)
John Clark, Jr. of Saybrook, Connecticut; Lieutenant of Saybrook Fort, nominated and appointed by General Court, 9 February 1693-94; commissioned by Gov. John Winthrop, 16 May 1699, Lieutenant of the Saybrook Farm Band; commissioned by same 20 May 1702, to be Captain of Saybrook Fort; later commissioned Major of Farm Band of Saybrook and as such commanded the troops to protect the Library of Yale College in the removal from Saybrook to New Haven in 1718; his original commission as Lieutenant and Captain are now in possession (as of 1997) of Orlando Elmer Clark of Appleton, Wisconsin. (Source: Colonial Families of the United States of America, Volume 4)spouse: >Beaumont, Rebecca (1659 - 1742)
MAJOR JOHN CLARK, of Saybrook, Connecticut; b. 17th November, 1655; d. 1736; was Lieutenant of Saybrook Fort; nominated and appointed by the General Court of Connecticut and commissioned by Robert TREAT, Governor of Connecticut, 9th February, 1693-1694; accepted to be Lieutenant of Train Band of Saybrook by General Assembly of Connecticut and commissioned by Governor John WINTHROP of Connecticut, 1699; accepted to be Captain of Saybrook Fort by the Connecticut Assembly and commissioned by Governor John WINTHROP 1702; afterward commissioned Major of Train Band of Saybrook and as such commanded the troops to protect the Library of Yale College in its removal from Saybrook to New Haven in 1718 by order of Governor Guerdon SALTONSTALL, dated 4th December, 1718; the original commissions of Lieutenant and Captain and the order for the removal of the Library are now in the possession of Mr. Orlando Elmer CLARK; m. 16th December, 1684, Rebecca BEAUMONT, dau. of William BEAUMONT. (Source: Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 7)
Had a least one child before 1914 who died in infancy.spouse: >Decker, Pearl (~1891 - )
Information on the descendants of Joseph Clark was obtained from Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 4, Pedigree #2770.spouse: >Grinnell, Lydia (1693 - ~1726)
Samuel Clark (1805-1865) was the brother of Alvan Clark, Jr. (1804-1887) who was an American lens maker and astronomer. His firm, Alvan Clark Sons, made telescopes for the U.S. Naval Observatory, the University of Virginia, Pulkovo Observatory in Russia, and the Lick Observatory. Samuel's nephew, Alvan Graham Clark (1832-1897) entered the firm (1852); discovered 16 double stars including companion of Sirius (1862); and made a 40-inch lens for the Yerkes telescope (1897).See additional information under notes for Alvan Clark on his family page (Source: Webster's New Biographical Dictionary, 1996) (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 120)spouse: >Porter, Fidelia (<1807 - 1836)
Samuel Clark married (1) Fidelia Porter and had three children with her. He later married (2) Sarah Bement and had two children with her.