ISRAEL PHELPS as a minor child of Israel Philps, Jr. (d. 1746) chose on 15 May 1749, his grandmother, Mrs. Hannah (Terry) Bement, as his guardian. His will of 20 Mar 1768, proved 11 Feb 1772, gave his wife Mary his entire estate for life. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 76)spouse: >Watson, Mary (~1733 - >1772)
Israel Phelps, Jr. and his ancestors are further researched on Brřderbund World Family Tree, Volume 15, Pedigree #1645.spouse: >Pease, Mary (*1683 - )
Philip II (of Spain) (1527-98), Habsburg king of Spain (1556-98), who ruled the country at the height of its power and influence and used that power in the service of the Roman Catholic church and the Counter Reformation. During his reign the Philippine Islands (named for him) were conquered and colonies were established in what is now the southern United States.spouse: >Mary, ? I, Queen of England (1516 - 1558)
Philip was born in Valladolid on May 21, 1527, the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal and was educated by Roman Catholic clergymen, whose influence shaped his policies as king. In 1543 he married his cousin Maria of Portugal; she bore him a son, Don Carlos, who later conspired against him. Philip married again in 1554, this time to Mary I of England, in whose religiously zealous reign he was an unmistakable influence.
Before succeeding to the throne of Spain upon his father's abdication in 1556, Philip had already received the duchy of Milan (1540), the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily (1554), and the Netherlands (1555) from his father. With the throne of Spain he also inherited extensive regions of the New World. Shortly after Philip's accession, the Spanish forces were victorious over the French at the battles of Saint-Quentin (1557) and Gravelines (1558), and the 60-year war with France was concluded by the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559), which was highly favorable to Spain (see Cateau-Cambrésis, Treaty of). An outgrowth of the peace was Philip's third marriage to Princess Elizabeth of France, who had been betrothed to his son, Don Carlos. He married for the fourth time in 1570. In the Netherlands Philip banned Protestantism and severely restricted the rights of the people. He used the Inquisition as a method of control, and thousands of Protestants were killed or exiled. In 1567 the Protestants revolted, and Philip sent an army to suppress them, thus beginning 80 years of war by which the northern provinces (now the Netherlands) won their independence.
In Spain Philip's oppression of the Moriscos (Christianized Muslims) provoked them to rebel in 1568; after suppressing the revolt in 1571, Philip exiled almost the entire group, to the great detriment of the country. In 1571 Philip sent his half brother John of Austria on a naval expedition that destroyed the Ottoman navy at the Battle of Lepanto (see Lepanto, Battle of). Asserting his claim to the throne of Portugal Philip conquered that country in 1580.
His desire to return the English to Catholicism, as well as to check their rival maritime power, led Philip to the decision to invade England, and to that end he ordered the construction of a great fleet (see Armada, Spanish). In 1588 he dispatched the Armada to the British Isles, where it was destroyed by bad weather and the English. From 1590 to 1598 Philip was again at war with France, aiding the Catholic forces of the Holy League in its war against the Huguenot Henry IV.
In 1563 Philip began the construction of El Escorial, a somber monastic palace outside Madrid, which ranks among Europe's finest architectural monuments. Completed in 1584, it became his second residence and he died there on September 13, 1598.
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Philip III (of France), called The Bold (1245-85), king of France (1270-85), the son of King Louis IX, born in Poissy, near Paris. A weak ruler, he was dominated at various times by his chamberlain, his wife, his mother, and especially his uncle Charles I of Anjou, king of the Two Sicilies. In 1285, the last year of his reign, Philip made an unsuccessful attempt to annex the kingdom of Aragón.spouse: >
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Philip IV (of France), called The Fair (1268-1314), king of France (1285-1314), known for his conflict with the papacy. The son and successor of King Philip III, he was born in Fontainebleau. Through marriage he became the ruler of Navarre and Champagne. Between 1294 and 1296 he seized Guienne, in southwestern France, a possession of Edward I, king of England. In 1297 war ensued with England and with Flanders, England's ally. Under the terms of a truce made in 1299, Philip withdrew from Guienne and Edward withdrew from Flanders, leaving it to the French. A revolt broke out at Brugge (Bruges), however, and at the Battle of Courtrai in 1302, the French army was disastrously defeated by Flemish burghers.spouse: >
The great event of Philip's reign was his struggle with Pope Boniface VII, which grew out of Philip's attempt to levy taxes against the clergy. By the bull Clericis Laicos (1296) Boniface forbade the clergy to pay taxes to a secular power, and Philip replied by forbidding the export of coins, thereby depriving the pope of French revenues. A temporary reconciliation was ended by a fresh outbreak of the quarrel when Philip arrested the papal legate in 1301 and summoned the first French Estates-General. This assembly, which was composed of clergy, nobles, and burghers, gave support to Philip. Boniface retaliated with the celebrated bull Unam Sanctam (1302), a declaration of papal supremacy. Philip's partisans then imprisoned Boniface. The pope escaped but died soon afterward.
In 1305 Philip obtained the election of one of his own adherents as pope, Clement V, and compelled him to reside in France. Thus began the so-called Babylonian Captivity of the papacy (1309-77), during which the popes lived at Avignon and were subjected to French control.
In 1307 Philip arrested Grand Master Jacques de Molay of the Knights Templars, and in 1312 he forced the pope to suppress the religious and military order. Their wealth was confiscated by the king, and many members were burned at the stake. Also, as a result of his financial needs, Philip greatly increased taxes, debased the coinage several times, and arrested the Jews and the Lombards (Italian bankers), appropriating the assets of the former and demanding large subsidies from the latter. He died October 29, 1314, at Fontainebleau.
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GERSHOM S. PICKETT was an honored citizen and pioneer of Clyde, Ohio.spouse: >Bement, Mary Jane (1841 - <1923)
GEORGE J. PIERCE a soldier in the Union Army, was captured, and died in Andersonville Prison, Georgia about 1864-65.
The prison was a military stockade of the Confederate army during the American Civil War, near Andersonville, Georgia, used to confine captured Union army enlisted men. A total of 49,485 prisoners were detained at Andersonville between February 1864 and April 1865. As many as 30,000 men were confined there at one time. More than 13,700 prisoners died in confinement. The prison burial ground is now a national cemetery, and the prison site and surrounding area were designated a national historic site in 1970. Constant exposure to the elements, together with inadequate food, impure water, congestion, and filth, led inevitably to epidemics of scurvy and dysentery. As a result, the two Confederate medical officers appointed to investigate the prison in 1864 recommended that the majority of the prisoners be transferred elsewhere, and many prisoners were removed that fall to Millen, Georgia, and to Florence, South Carolina. A year later the superintendent of the prison, Major Henry Wirz (1822-65), was tried by a U.S. military court, convicted of murder, and hanged. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 218)
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One sources indicates she died 25 Oct 1214 at Las Huelgas. She had twelve children.spouse: >Alfonso, ? VIII, King of Castile (1155 - 1214)
Ella Lucena Pomeroy was a member of the DAR. (DAR ID#48569, Volume 49, p. 263)spouse: >Bement, William Fisher (1853 - 1893)
More information is available on this family in the Pomeroy Genealogy, descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy.spouse: >Bement, Charlessa Cornelia (1844 - 1911)
Nettie May Pomeroy was a member of the DAR. (DAR ID#42593, Volume 43, p. 227)spouse: >Akeley, Charles Thomas (~1862 - )
DR. CHARLES DAYTON POST received his M.D. degree from Syracuse University, College of Medicine, in 1905. Did post-graduate work in Berlin, Germany and Vienna. Entered practice in Syracuse in the fall of 1906, and was attending physician to the Syracuse Hospital for Women and Children, physician to the Syracuse Free Dispensary, and Instructor of Medicine at the College of Medicine at Syracuse University in 1913. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q, xxi.)spouse: >McMahon, Mary Ellen (~1879 - >1913)
DR. FOSTER SAMUEL POST was practicing dentistry and resided in LaJolla, California in 1913. Had no issue. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q, xxi.)spouse: >Blackman, Maude E. (~1881 - >1913)
Harrison Elroy Post married three times. All three of his wives were sisters. He lived almost all his life on a road named Post Ridge outside of Centerville, Pennsylvania. In later life he was starving in the church related place that he was living at and his daughter placed him in nursing home care in Corry PA. That is where he died and he was buried in a small cemetery right outside of Centerville, PA. (Source: Darlene E. Eddy, P2k1@@aol.com, March 1999)
LEO LELAND POST graduated from Syracuse University and was an electrician in Seattle, Washington in 1913. (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, p. 181q, p. xxi.)spouse: >Allen, Georgia May (~1883 - >1913)
May Miranda Post married her cousin, William Post, son of Leonard and Honor (Davenport) Post, the daughter of William Davenport.spouse: >Post, William (~1855 - )
Samuel Post, Jr., at about age 11, removed with his parents from Greenwich, Washington Co., New York to Crawford County, Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary Sprague, came from the Green Mountains of Vermont.spouse: >Bement, Nancy Anna (1825 - 1901)
Samuel, Jr. was a God fearing man, a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Quote from his obituary: "Samuel Post came with his father and mother from Pennsylvania. They located in Sparta Township, and a short time later removed to the homestead in Athens Township where he reared his family in honesty, industry and frugality. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 181q, xix.)