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Dualing Ancestries
Posted by: Allen Dean Peterson (ID *****5576) Date: December 16, 2007 at 20:29:18
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In scanning various sources, I see dualing ancestries for Jeremy Bement (1807-1849) of Seneca Falls, NY. My question would be, which is the authoritative lineage? I have seen one lineage which has him descending from John Bement (b/1776), Jesse Bement (1740-1790) and John Bement (1702-1756). In that research, Jesse is the younger brother of the Abigail who married Azariah Grant (1722-1798) and had a son Azariah Grant (1750-1822) as well as a grandson Azariah Grant (1782-1825). These Grants were of the Grant of Windsor CT line.
I descend from Robert and Anna (Grant) Grant. Anna's line is from Grant of Watertown, but Robert's ancestry is not established. I strongly suspect Robert comes from the Grant of Windsor family, in part because he had a grandson named Azariah Grant, and two great grandsons also named Azariah Grant. The Azariah who was the grandson of Robert Grant died in Seneca Falls in 1835 and is buried in the same cemetery where Jeremy Bement buried two of his young children.
I find it too much of a coincidence for the Bement children to be buried in the same cemetery as my Azariah Grant, especially if the above Bement ancestry is true, which would also make Jeremy the second cousin of an Azariah Grant, the first cousin once removed of an Azariah Grant, and the grand nephew of another.

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