Source: "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines"spouse: >Beaumont, William (~1608 - 1699)
Nettie M. Danforth was a member of the DAR. (DAR ID#52694, Volume 53, p. 327)spouse: >Van Auken, Helmus H. (>1840 - )
THOMAS DANFORTH was the former Deputy Governor of Massachusetts.
Clarence Arthur Darby farmed his whole life. He rented farms in Plainfield and Greene, Iowa; and owned his farm in Rockford, Illinois.spouse: >Sutter, Katrina Maria (1894 - 1990)
Lilleth Mary Darby was a school teacher, and was never married.
Lucius Edwin Darby farmed all his life on the same farm as his father, Thomas D. Darby, and his later years was a lay minister for the Plymouth Brethern Assemblies. His wife, Mary, was a school teacher. (Source: Darby Genealogy)spouse: >Scott, Mary Amy (1867 - 1942)
David I (1084-1153), king of Scotland (1124-53), son of Malcolm III. When his oldest brother, King Edgar, died, he left the Scottish domains north of the Forth of Clyde to another brother, who became King Alexander I, while David inherited southern Scotland with the title of earl of Cumbria. Six years later, David married the daughter of the earl of Northumbria and thereby became earl of Huntingdon and a vassal of the English crown. In 1124 King Alexander died, and David became king of Scotland. From 1136 to 1138, he tried unsuccessfully to help his niece Matilda secure the English throne. Thereafter David devoted himself to ruling Scotland. He replaced the traditional Scottish tribal organization with a feudal one modeled after that of Norman England and was noted for the castles he built and the monasteries he founded.spouse: >Huntington, Matilda of (~1072 - 1130)
David II (1324-71), king of Scotland (1329-71), son of King Robert Bruce. He succeeded his father at only five years of age, but soon after his coronation (1331) he was deposed by Edward de Baliol, an English-backed claimant to the throne. For the next eight years David lived in exile in France. In 1341 he returned to Scotland, and five years later went to war with England as an ally of France. The English defeated both the French (at Crécy) and the Scots (at Neville's Cross, October 1346), taking David prisoner and capturing large parts of Scotland and France. David remained a prisoner in England for 11 years. In 1357 he was freed in return for the promise of a ransom, and thereafter enjoyed friendly relations with the English. David was succeeded by his nephew Robert II, founder of the Stuart dynasty.spouse: >Joan, Princess of England (>1324 - 1362)
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Charlotte Gleason Davis was secretary to her sister, Katherine Davis, and kept house for her two sisters. She was also a poet, but it is not known if she was ever published. She never married. (Source: Frances "Francie" (Garber) Pepper, Wyoming, Ohio, June 1998)
Frances Graham Davis met her future husband, Stanley, while spending summers at her Aunt Helen's Island in Pointe-au-Baril. By the late teens and early 20's, a large contingent of Cincinnatians had also bough islands there. Frances went to live with her three aunts in New York City after her father remarried. Before that, she lived with her father and grandmother, Frances Freeman Bement.spouse: >private
She volunteered at the YWCA in Cincinnati and served on practically very committee over the years. She was Treasurer for many years, President, and a member of the Board of Directors. She did a lot of other community work and did not realize until much later that a lot of what she did was very unusual for women at that time (in the 1950's). Her husband, Stanley, was a physician specializing in OB/GYN; he was professor and head of the Department of Obstetrics at the University of Cincinnati. (Source: Frances "Francie" (Garber) Pepper, Wyoming, Ohio, June 1998)
Hamilton Clark Davis removed to Canada sometime before 1906. He became a Canadian citizen in order to establish a post office on the Ojibway Island in Pointe-au-Baril, Ontario. He bought the island and built the Ojibway Hotel in 1906; the hotel is now a Canadian National Monument. He first married (1) Miss Minnie McIntosh from the "old McIntosh store" in Pointe-au-Baril. They had no children. It is not known what happened to her, but he later remarried (2) someone only known as "Aunt Lou" with whom he had one child, a son, who died as a young boy. (Source: Frances "Francie" (Garber) Pepper, Wyoming, Ohio, June 1998)spouse: >McIntosh, Minnie K. (~1864 - )
Helen Alling Davis worked for the YWCA in New York City and at one time was Executive Director. She helped start the YWCA in Asia, taking Frances Graham Davis, her grand daughter, then about 18 years of age, with her on a trip in 1924 where they lived six months in Tokyo and spent time in Manila, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Eventually, she became the director of Asilomar, the YWCA's convention facilities in California.
The Davis family developed a fondness for the Islands off Pointe-au-Baril, Ontario, Canada. Helen was the first to buy an Island, in 1900, for $5.00, with Katharine later purchasing one for herself. The Davis descendants still spend (as of 1997) every summer on Helen's Island (called St. Helena, as she said no one would ever "saint" her so she would "saint" herself). Very little has changed since the cabin was built although electricity has been added to one room. (Source: Frances "Francie" (Garber) Pepper, Wyoming, Ohio, June 1998)
KATHARINE BEMENT DAVIS, Ph.D., resided at Bradford Hills, New York about 1913 where she was superintendent of the New York State Reformatory for Women. When the horror of the Messina earthquake fell upon Italy in 1908, killing 83,000 people, she was sojourning at Syracuse, seeking rest. Immediately, however, she went unofficially to the hospital, and later into the streets of the city, seeking to help and comfort the wounded, distracted, and homeless sufferers. For three months Miss Davis, who had become the representative of the American Red Cross, persevered in a steady, earnest effort towards the uplift and material comfort of the stricken populace, and, at the end thereof made over the much improved situation to the regular officials and returned to her home work in Bedford. America and Italy both showed their appreciation of her endeavor on behalf of humanity. One year later, President Taft on behalf of the American Red Cross, presented Miss Davis with a specially engraved medal. The Italian Red Cross, through the Italian Ambassador, also presented her a medal. Finally, the City of Syracuse bestowed upon her an engrossed parchment diploma. (Source: Vide "Who's Who in America, 1922-23, p. 874). (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America, 1928, p. 326) _______________________________________________
Katharine Bement Davis appointment as New York City Correction Commissioner on Jan. 1, 1914, made news across the country and around the world. For the first time in the city history a woman had been named to run a major municipal agency. Davis had become quite possibly the country's highest ranking female municipal agency executive in terms of department size, status and powers. She had charge of 5,500 inmates in nine city prisons and jails operated by 650 uniformed and civilian employees with a $2 million annual budget. Her "elevation" to that position was a breathtaking development in the midst of the suffrage struggle then taking place. Her 13 years as superintendent at the states' Bedford Hills reformatory for women. Under her, it had gained national and international recognition for penal reforms.
Davis readily acknowledged being a third generation believer in woman's suffrage. Maternal grandmother Rhoda Denison Bement used to tell Katharine about having participated in pre-Civil War abolitionist and temperance activities, and about attending the Women's Convention of 1848 in the Wesleyan Chapel at Seneca Falls, N.Y. The site is now a national women's history shrine as the "birthplace" of the Women's Rights Movement that marks its 150th anniversary in 1998.
Katharine's mother, born Frances Freeman Bement, was 10 years old when the women's rights convention was held in her home town. Frances was the last of eight children born to Rhoda and Jeremy Bement in that Finger Lakes community. Katharine was proud that she had been given the Bement family name as her own second or middle name. She never dropped it or reduced it to a middle initial but always spelled it out in her large, sprawling signature. Any official agency letterhead of her own always included the fully-spelled "Bement" (believed derived from "Beaumont"). Indeed, research indicates that only once she allowed it to be initialized on her stationery. That was part of a three-initial monogram on her personal stationery in retirement. Occasionally, when the printing of a document that included her name was not carried out under her direct control, her middle name might wind up reduced to an initial to conserve space. Sometimes her first name came out as "Catherine." More often "Katharine" became "Katherine," an "e" wrongly replacing the second "a."
Davis said that her situation at Bedford Hills had left her little opportunity to be active in the suffrage cause. That changed from Day One as Commissioner. The Woman Suffrage Party invited her to be a guest of honor at a New Year's reception in its Manhattan headquarters, and she accepted. Carrie Chapman Catt, the movement's national president, recognized Davis had what today would be called "star quality." Catt called her "a superwoman." On weekends, she would join other women marching in parades or holding rallies for the right to vote. She became a national vice president in the movement, the suffragist party's borough leader in Manhattan, and the suffragists' Progressive candidate.
Davis appears to have become the first of her gender ever to run for statewide office in New York on a major party ticket before women had gained the right to vote in state or national elections.
The suffragists had mounted Davis' candidacy to spotlight the denial of voting rights to women. Davis was the only female candidate for statewide "delegate at large" on a major party ticket. Correction Commissioner Davis was undismayed by not winning election (that had not been the prime purpose), joined other forward-looking leaders of New York's woman suffrage movement founding in July, 1915 an organization planning ahead to when the vote would be won. That organization remains vibrant to this day: the Women's City Club of New York, whose initial purpose was to prepare women to take an active, informed role in municipal government as voters once that franchise was won.
Katharine was among those suffragists who eventually succeeded in gaining the key breakthrough that signaled inevitable passage for the federal amendment -- New York State enfranchisement of women in 1917. By that time, she had become chairperson of the City Parole Commission. When passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 successfully ended the national movement for suffrage, Davis (then general secretary of the Rockefeller-funded Bureau of Social Hygiene) was among those who helped launch the National American Woman Suffrage Associations's successor organization: the League of Women Voters. Katharine became the League's social hygiene committee chairwoman and a district leader. In 1922, a national poll conducted by the LWV named Davis among the "12 greatest living American women."
Source: Copyright 1997 by Thomas C. McCarthy and the New York City Department of Corrections. All rights reserved. _______________________________________________
An excellent source of information on Katharine Bement Davis is available free of charge from the Office of Public Information, NYC Department of Corrections, 60 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013. Enclose a fully-stamped ($1.35+) self-addressed envelope large enough to hold the Davis bio booklet (5.5x8.5). Information is also available on the internet at: http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doc/html/kbd_1.html
HANNAH DAY, daughter of Thomas Day of Hartford, by his wife, Hannah Wilson, grand-daughter of John Day, and great grand-daughter of Robert and Editha (Stebbins) Day of Hartford, who came from Ipswich, England, in 1634, and removed from Cambridge, Mass. to Hartford, Conn. with the Rev. Thomas Hooker in 1636. Among his descendants are many scholars and litteratateurs, of whom, perhaps the best known is President Day of Yale, 1817-1846; and Thomas Day, jurist, Secretary of State for Connecticut, 1810-1835, and the Honorable William Rufus Day (1849-1922), U.S. Secretary of State (1898), and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, (1903-1922). Nineteen of the name had been -graduated from Yale before 1848; Harvard, Dartmouth, Williams, Amherst and Brown also had representatives of the name before that date.spouse: >Barnes, Thomas (1703 - 1744)
Bement Chronicles in America 1928
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #2913, Date of Import: 30 Apr 1997]spouse: >Beaumont, Drayton (1827 - 1904)
LIVED IN KENTUCKY AND WISCONSIN 
Info from Meredith Bakken.
Robert de Beaumont was listed as one of the knights accompanying William The Conqueror on his invasion of England in 1066. It is not known whether this Robert de Beaumont was in fact one in the same, although the dates and location do in fact coincide. _______________spouse: >de Vermandeis, Isabel (1081 - 1131)
Source: This list is taken from the plaque in the church at Dives-sur- Mer, Normandy, France, where William the Conqueror and his knights said mass before setting sail to invade England in 1066. It lists all the knights who took part in the invasion.
The concept of surnames as we know them was not very well-developed. An individual either took the name of the village where they lived (this would generally be the case for those those starting with a "de"), or else the surname was a sort of nickname, depicting certain characteristics e.g. Alain le Roux (Alain of the red hair), Raoul Vis-de-Loup (Raoul wolf-face) etc. In other cases, it could be the father's name, in the format "fils de...." (son of..... ). This in later years became "Fitz....", as in such names as "Fitzjohn" etc.
The spellings were often different then. For example Bunker comes from French Bon-Coeur ("Good-Heart). This would have been written "Cor-bon" in Norman French. Also, the bishop of Bayeux, who is normally known by the name of "Odo", is listed under the French spelling of "Eude".
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BEAUMONT, a parish in the ward and county of CUMBERLAND, 4½ miles (N.W. by W.) from Carlisle, containing 323 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, united, in 1692, with that of Kirk-Andrews upon Eden, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Carlisle, rated in the king's books at £8. 1. 8., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The poor children of this parish are entitled to instruction in a school erected by subscription, in the parish of Kirk-Andrews upon Eden, to which Thomas Pattinson, in 1785, gave a small endowment. (A Topographical Dictionary of England., p.109)spouse: >???, Johanna de Bellomonte (~1355 - )