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Mentioned in: RBSC Seward Manuscript Register, pg. 30. Possibly mentioned in: Seward, Autobiography, 509. 

Mentioned by WHS, who stays at the American Hotel in Albany NY, in 18341123WHS_FMS1. (For the American Hotel, see also: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115948935; Seward, Autobiography, 232.)

"CALEB NICHOLS BEMENT accompanied his father to Hudson and Albany, New York. At Albany he was one of the subscribers to defray the expenses attending the celebration of the meeting of the waters of the Erie Canal and Hudson River, which took place at Albany on 7 Oct 1825. In the following year he purchased the Robinson property in Albany with a view to fitting it up as a hotel with gardens adjoining. About 1836, he bought Three Hills Farm, some three and half miles from Albany, and turned much of his attention to agriculture, and the breeding of blooded stock. A lover of nature, he was also a ready writer, and a contributor to many agricultural papers and journals. His American Poulterers Companion, a Practical Treatise on the Breeding, Rearing and General Management of Various Species of Domestic Poultry, was first published in 1845. It was the pioneer of American works devoted to this subject, and passed through several editions.
He succeeded his father in the management of the American Hotel at Albany. In the notice of his death, the Albany Journal said: "Those of our readers whose memories can carry them back to the good times when DeWitt Clinton was governor of this State will remember Caleb N. Bement. He kept a well-ordered house on Green Street near State, which was the resort of all the leading politicians of that day, and where all the good things to eat and drink were to be found. Quiet and unassuming, he was esteemed by all, and looked upon as a highly important citizen. Several years since he left this city and took up his residence in Poughkeepsie, where he resided up to the moment of his death, which occurred after a lingering illness." He was buried in the Poughkeepsie Cemetery, as were many of his family.
Caleb Bement first married (1) Harriet Hobbie Holmes, and after her death, he married her younger sister, (2) Caroline Blumy Holmes from which he had issue from both. In later years he married for a final time, (3) Susan E. Pierce, who survived him. Harriet was born 22 Nov 1791in Greenfield, Franklin Co., New York and died 29 Jul 1823 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. Caroline was born 17 Jan 1806 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., New York and died 13 Oct 1836 at Three Hills Farm, Albany, Albany Co., New York. Susan was born 14 Jan 1801 and died 31 Jul 1872 at Rochester, Monroe Co., New York. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 241-242) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Susan E. Pierce Bement (1801 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  William Bement (1816 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery 
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County
New York, USA"

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Mentioned in: RBSC Seward Manuscript Register, pg. 30. Possibly mentioned in: Seward, Autobiography, 509. Mentioned by WHS, who stays at the American Hotel in Albany NY, in 18341123WHS_FMS1. (For the American Hotel, see also: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115948935; Seward, Autobiography, 232.) "CALEB NICHOLS BEMENT accompanied his father to Hudson and Albany, New York. At Albany he was one of the subscribers to defray the expenses attending the celebration of the meeting of the waters of the Erie Canal and Hudson River, which took place at Albany on 7 Oct 1825. In the following year he purchased the Robinson property in Albany with a view to fitting it up as a hotel with gardens adjoining. About 1836, he bought Three Hills Farm, some three and half miles from Albany, and turned much of his attention to agriculture, and the breeding of blooded stock. A lover of nature, he was also a ready writer, and a contributor to many agricultural papers and journals. His American Poulterers Companion, a Practical Treatise on the Breeding, Rearing and General Management of Various Species of Domestic Poultry, was first published in 1845. It was the pioneer of American works devoted to this subject, and passed through several editions. He succeeded his father in the management of the American Hotel at Albany. In the notice of his death, the Albany Journal said: "Those of our readers whose memories can carry them back to the good times when DeWitt Clinton was governor of this State will remember Caleb N. Bement. He kept a well-ordered house on Green Street near State, which was the resort of all the leading politicians of that day, and where all the good things to eat and drink were to be found. Quiet and unassuming, he was esteemed by all, and looked upon as a highly important citizen. Several years since he left this city and took up his residence in Poughkeepsie, where he resided up to the moment of his death, which occurred after a lingering illness." He was buried in the Poughkeepsie Cemetery, as were many of his family. Caleb Bement first married (1) Harriet Hobbie Holmes, and after her death, he married her younger sister, (2) Caroline Blumy Holmes from which he had issue from both. In later years he married for a final time, (3) Susan E. Pierce, who survived him. Harriet was born 22 Nov 1791in Greenfield, Franklin Co., New York and died 29 Jul 1823 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. Caroline was born 17 Jan 1806 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., New York and died 13 Oct 1836 at Three Hills Farm, Albany, Albany Co., New York. Susan was born 14 Jan 1801 and died 31 Jul 1872 at Rochester, Monroe Co., New York. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, pp. 241-242) Family links: Spouse: Susan E. Pierce Bement (1801 - 1872) Children: William Bement (1816 - 1882)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Poughkeepsie Dutchess County New York, USA"
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