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Chancy Bemis
Cass Twp.

Chancy Bemis, one of the prominent farmers and stock-raisers of Cass Township, was born in 1821, on Ontario County, N.Y. and was a son of James Bemis and Anna, nee Morley. When he was about ten years of age, his father removed to Erie County, O., he came to Clayton County, and purchased the farm in Cass Township, upon which he still resides. He owns 404 acres of finely cultivated land, containg many excellent improvements. He was married to Matilda Metcalf, a native of England, on June 6, 1848, in Erie County, O. Of thirteen children born of this union, eight are living-- Emeline, Jeroline, John, Henry, Mary, Grant, Frank and Charles. Mr. Bemis is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics is a Republican. He is a member of the Universalist church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 690
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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