Tag Archives: Bemus Point

Chautauqua County Historical Society Announces 2012 Event Schedule

Pulitzer Prize Winner to highlight lecture series (Editor’s Note: This post was updated on May 8, 2012 to reflect a change in date and time for Dr. Alan Taylor’s lecture. It will now take place Saturday, June 16 at 1 … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 181 – 185

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Samuel Carlson (Jamestown), Stan Lundine (Jamestown), Jess J. Present (Jamestown and Bemus Point), Roy Orton (Ripley) and Julian Buesink (Findley Lake). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Sept. 19 – … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 96 – 100

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring George Hubbard (Panama), Brad Anderson (Portland and Brocton), James Townsend (Jamestown, Chautauqua, Lakewood and Bemus Point), Douglas Houghton (Fredona) and Abner Allen (Jamestown). Originally broadcast on local radio stations May 23 – May 27, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 61 – 65

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Henry Rouse (Westfield), Francis Brewer (Westfield), Bainbridge Colby (Bemus Point), Oliver Smith (Jamestown) and Simeon Clinton (Arkwright). Originally airing on local radio stations April 4 – April 8, 2011. Continue reading

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Thomas Bemus – Bicentennial Biography No. 13

Thomas Bemus was born May 19, 1786 in Pittstown, New York. The second of nine children born to William and Mary Prendergast Bemus, Thomas was 19 years old by the time he… Continue reading

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William Bemus – Bicentennial Biography No. 12

William Bemus was born in 1762 at Bemus Heights, Saratoga County. At the start of the Revolutionary War, he moved to Pittstown in Rensselaer County. In 1782 he wed Mary Prendergast, daughter of William and Mehitable Prendergast. Early in 1800, the Prendergasts and Bemus sold their property and made the decision to migrate to the west or to Canada. Continue reading

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