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TO MY ESTEEMED FRIEND, 

Col. JOHN H. BLISS, 

OP ERIE, PENN., 
THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, 

AS A SLIGHT ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

OF 
HIS GENEROUS AND UNTIRING INTEREST 

IN 
ITS PROLONGED AND DIFFICULT 



COMPILATION. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Page. 

Introduction, 9 

Coat of Arms, -*----_.___ 14 

Traditional History, \q 

Historical Summary, 21 

Genealogy : 

First Generation, 27 

Second Generation, --------- 28 

Third Generation, -------- 29 

Fourth Generation, ---. 33 

Fifth Generation, -____._. 39 

Sixth Generation, ----_-_.. 45 

Seventh Generation, ---.___. 63 

Eighth Generation, 107 

Ninth Generation, -------- 196 

Tenth Generation, ---------351 

Eleventh Generation, - - 509 

Twelfth Generation, -------- 593 

Thirteenth Generation, ^ ..... . 608 

Disconnected Branches, ___.'.-_ _ 610 
Various Additional and Fragmentary Records, - 625, 646, 650 

Professional Records, -- 658 

Blush and Blish Families, 659 

Appendix : 

Note A, - - 665 

Note B, ----- 682 

Note C, 691 

Index : 

Blisses, . . 703, 731 

Intermarriages, - 743, 757 

Surnames, 774 

Towns, 780 

Appendix, - - - - - - -.- - - 801 

Addenda, - 809 



INTRODUCTION. 



As the sacred writings have preserved the genealogy of our race during 
a period of nearly two thousand years from creation, and of the Jewish 
nation for an additional two thousand, it follows that a desire to know one's 
origin or lineage is a laudable curiosity ; for that which was worthy of Di- 
vine record respecting the distant past, is worthy of consideration respect- 
ing the present. 

In the following compilation there has been little attempted beyond a 
collection of names and dates — an occasional reminiscence beimr added — 
and the compiler makes no apology for any errors, either of omission or 
commission, that may appear. In regard to the former he would simply 
say that he could not make records for those whose apathy or indifference 
prevented the furnishing of their family statistics. Many letters have been 
written soliciting information of people in regard to their families and line- 
age, which to-day remain unanswered ; and those guilty of this neglect 
have only themselves to thank for the omission of their records from this 
work, which was designed to be the compendium of all the family informa- 
tion it might be possible to collect. In regard to typographical errors, he 
would only ask the title of any infallible work — any book free from me- 
chanical error. In many instances different dates have been furnished by 
different branches of the same family, in connection with the same events, 
which alone will account for most of the supposed errors. 

Another source of apparent discrepancy is found in the change from Old 
to New Style. Before 1752 the year began March 25th (called Lady Day ;) 
although in Catholic countries, after 1582, it commenced Jan. 1. Hence, 
between January and March it was common to double date. The difference 
between the Julian and Gregorian year in the eighteenth century was eleven 
days ; after 1800 it was twelve, — which is to be added to any date in the 
Old Style to reduce it to the New. 

Another fruitful source of confusion in this compilation has been the 

transposition of the names Bliss and Blish, — many families of the latter 

name evidently pi - eferring the former as perhaps easier of pronunciation, 

while a few have considered the name Blish as a corruption of iliss, and 

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10 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

have accordingly adopted what they suppose to be the original name of 
their line and family. We have traced the name Blish back to Abraham 
Blish, of Barnstable, Mass., 1640, who removed to that place from Dux- 
bury, where he was known as Abraham Blush. Possibly he may have been 
a distant relative of the Bliss emigrants of 1635-6, but nothing of the kind is 
certainly known. 

We do not guarantee the entire accuracy of the records in the following 
pages, but simply give them to the public as they were received from the 
various branches of the family and from numberless public records in many 
different localities. They embody the information obtained through many 
years of research and patient toil and perseverance, and the compilation is 
as nearly complete as practicable. It is hoped that all who notice omis- 
sions or errors will immediately inform the compiler, so that any subse- 
quent edition may have the benefit of such correction. 

Our investigations among English records are too limited to enable us to 
trace any lengthened pedigree of the family previous to the arrival in this 
country of the emigrant ancestors ; and it would be useless to speculate 
upon the origin of the name. It is supposed the family was of Norman 
descent, and that the name was originally Blois, (gradually modified to 
Bloys, Blyse, Blysse, Blisse and in America to Bliss,) and that its intro- 
duction into England occurred at the time of the Norman Conquest, (1066,) 
previous to which time hereditary surnames wefe not assumed in England, 
and then only gradually and by families of rank, — so that the pedigree ot 
any family can hardly be traced beyond the thirteenth century. Another 
difficulty arises from the loose orthography which obtained up to the time 
of Elizabeth, and even later. At the commencement of the fifteenth cen- 
tury there was much confusion in family names, and surnames were not 
permanently settled before the era of the Reformation, 1534, during the 
reign of Henry VIH. 

The name of Bliss is not of frequent occurrence in English histoiy. In 
Wood's "Athenae Oxonienses," edited by Rev. Philip Bliss, Registrar ot 
Oxford University, England,) vol. 1, pp. 57, occurs the earliest notice the 
compiler has been able to find of the name. It is as follows : 

" John Blysse, a learned physician of his time, was born in the diocese 
of Bath and Wells, elected prob. fellow of Merton Coll. 1509, being then 
esteemed an excellent disputant in phylosophy. Afterwards he proceeded 
in the Arts, entered on the physic line, went to London, and practiced that 
faculty, and accumulated the degrees in phys. an. 1525, and afterwards be- 
came one of the Coll. of Physicians. He hath written something of his fac- 
ulty, and hath made certain astronomical tables, as it appears from some oi 
the records of Mert. Coll., but they have long since been lost among many 
of the lucubrations of some of the fellows of that house that had been much 
conversant in Astronomy. He died in the Blackfryers, in London, in the 
month of April, in 1530, and was buried in the church belonging to the 
said fiyers there, leaving this character behind him among the society of 
Mert. Coll., where it doth yet stand upon record that he was Medicus and 
Astronomus quam doctus." 



INTRODUCTION. 11 

In Hasted's History of Kent, England, vol. 4, pp. 316, one " Thomas 
Bliss, Esq.," is spoken of as having been several times a member of Par- 
liament ; and it is stated that in 1720 he built a work house for the benefit 
of the poor of his parish. 

In vol. 1, pp. 401, of the same work we read that the East Greenwich 
Manor and palace built by Charles II., " is at present in the possession ot 
the Rev. Mr. Nevil Maskeline, F. R. S., and late Fellow of Trinity College, 
Cambridge, who was appointed Astronomer Royal to His Majesty in 1765, 
on the death of Dr. Nathaniel Bliss." 

A hymn written by the Rev. Philip Doddridge, D. D., beginning with 
"My God, thy service well demands," has, in the original manuscript this 
note : "Particularly intended for the use of a friend, Miss Nancy Bliss, who 
had been in the extremest clanger by the bursting of an artery in her stom- 
ach, November 14, 1737." 

The opinion hereinbefore given as to the original name of the family, 
Blois, seems confirmed by a quotation in a folio work by John Guillim, 
printed in London in 1724, entitled "A Display of Heraldry," in which, on 
page 127, we find the following: 

"He beareth sable, a bend vaire, between two fleurs-de-lis or, by name 

"ofBloys. This coat was granted or confirmed to Bloys ot Ips- 

" wich, in the County of Suffolk, by Sir William Segar.— Int. M. S., Peter 
" le Neve, Norroy." 

This shield is identical (except in color) with that now claimed and used 
by the American family, and would seem to indicate a residence at Ips- 
wich of at least one branch of the family during the reign ot James I, of 
England, 1603-25, when Segar, Garter King of Arms, compiled a collection 
of the arms of the kings of England long prior to the twelfth century. The 
facts that two families so widely separated are using the same shield, and 
the Norman name of Blois in its various modifications, together with the 
lilies of France, — all seem to indicate a common French ancestry, j)erhaps 
at or near the time of the Norman Conquest. 

Sir John Burke's Dictionary of Peerages, p. 74, states that the founder of 
the ancient house of Blois in England is said to have come over with Wil- 
liam the Conqueror, and that he was called Blois from the celebrated city 
of that name in France (which was formerly the abode of the French kings,) 
from whence he perhaps came ; — in allusion to which origin, probably, the 
fleurs-de-lis were introduced into the arms of the family, which they still 
retain. Bloy seems to have been a common name in France during the fif- 
teenth and sixteenth centuries, witness Magny's " Noblesse de France," in 
which mention is made of several marriages of persons of that name. 

William, Duke of Normandy, surnarned The Conqueror from his triumph 
over Harold on the 15th of October, 1066, was crowned King of England by 
Aldred, Archbishop of York, at Westminster Abbey, on the 26th of Decem- 
ber, of the same year. William married Maud (or Matilda,) daughter of 
Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, and died Sept. 9, 1087. A daughter of this 
union, Adela, married Stephen, Earl of Blois, and had four sons and a 
daughter. One of these sons, Stephen, jr., succeeded his mother's brother 



12 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Hemy I, on the English throne, in 1135, and was himself succeeded in 1154 
by Henry II, a grandson of his uncle Henry I, notwithstanding the heirship 
of his son William de Blois, afterwards Earl of Montaigne. History fails 
to state whether this Earl of Blois, who married William's daughter, was 
the one who came over with him in 1066, — and we incline to the opinion 
that he was a son of the first comer ; and by Ms marriage into a royal fami- 
ly, it seems probable he was of royal blood in the country whence the 
family came. 

Various other allusions are made in English records to persons of the 
name. In Suffolk Co., " Sir Will. Bloys, of Yoxford, was knighted at 
Whitehall, Dec. 9, 1661, and his son Charles was afterwards created a baro- 
net." Descendants of this family living (1880) at Cockfield Hall, Yox- 
ford, bear the same shield as the American family, except that the fleurs-de- 
lis are of silver. 

Several English works on Heraldry describe the coat of arms of one 
branch of the family lately residing at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, Eng- 
land, thus: "Blisse or Blyse, — argent on abend, cottised, azure, three 
garbs, or. Crest, a garb, or." Several descendants reside in New York City, 
and are merchants at 135 Pearl Street. The name of this family as re- 
corded in the College of Arms, London, was Blice. 

Numerous other families reside in different counties in England, bearing 
various modifications of the name and arms, as may be seen by reference 
to Burke, Guillim, Berry, and other English writers on Heraldry. 

This compilation was commenced about the year 1845, by Judge Oliver 
Bliss Morris, of Springfield, Mass., and continued by Mr. Sylvester Bliss, 
of Boston and Roxbury, Mass., from 1848 until his death in 1863, at which 
time he had the names of 3100 Blisses born in America, most of them in 
the Springfield line, descendants of Thomas and Margaret Bliss, of Hart- 
ford, Conn. No successful attempt was made by either to learn the names 
of the family in England — the point of divergence of the several American 
branches — nor was their English residence ascertained ; the relationship of 
the first emigrants of our name was unknown to both, and but little was 
known by them as to the descendants of the first Thomas Bliss, of Reho- 
both, Mass. The scope of their work seemed to be a record only of persons 
bearing the family name. The present compiler succeeded to the work in 
1876, and after nearly five years of almost incessant labor, has been ena- 
bled to present the following volume containing all the family statistics re- 
ceived up to the date of publication. 

Many thanks are due the various friends who have in many ways assisted 
in the compilation of this Genealogy; and especially to Mrs. Maria S. 
Bliss, for the records compiled by her husband, the late Mr. Sylvester 
Bliss, of Boston, Mass. ; to Mrs. Mary E. (Bliss) West, of Pittsfield, Mass., 
for most of the traditional and historical matter ; and to Col. John II. Bliss, 
of Erie, Pa., and Henry Bliss, Esq., of New Bedford, Mass., through 
whose valuable assistance our labors have been materially lightened. 



INTRODUCTION. 13 

It is a matter of great regret that so little can be gleaned from the Eng- 
lish records relative to the pedigree of the ancient Bliss family. The rec- 
ords of the parish whence the emigrants came to America extend only to 
the year 1553 ; and the Rev. Arthur Whipham, their custodian, states that 
many of the earlier records cannot now be deciphered, but whether this is 
owing to illegible penmanship or the ravages of time, or both, we are left 
to surmise. While we regret the lack of continuity in their record, we can 
truthfully say we have come from a noble race of pious, worthy and hon- 
orable ancestors. Let us prove ourselves worthy descendants. 

J. Homer Bliss. 



COAT OF ARMS, 



Coats of Arms were long regarded as " indispensable 
appendages of gentlemen," but on the decline of the feudal 
system, about 1688, and the rise of the Reformation, they 
were treated in a measure as idle trappings of aristocracy, 
and lost the prestige originally attributed to them. In 
America they soon came to be regarded as ' ' relics of for- 
mer family vanity ;" and the staunch old Puritans would not 
allow themselves to tolerate even a thought that could re- 
mind them of the vain-glorious display and pomp of their 
persecutors in England; and so their children and de- 
scendants born in America grew up in ignorance of the heraldic standing 
of their ancestors in the mother country . 

InEdmondson's Heraldry, and also in Vol. II of "Encyclopedia Heraldica," 
by William Berry, of London, England, we find the following description 
of the Coat of Arms of the Bliss family : 




" Gules, a bend vaire, between two fleurs-de-lis, or." 



As to the construction of this shield, it appears that gules [red] is a royal 
color, as Gerard Leigh says "it hath long been used by emperors and kings 
for an apparel of majesty, and of judges in their judgment seats." Spel- 
man observes that the color red was honored by the Romans as it had been 
before by the Trojans, for they painted their gods with vermillion, and 
clothed their generals who triumphed, with garments of that hue. This 
color denotes martial prowess, boldness, hardihood, valor and magnanimity ; 
it is considered the noblest of all colors, and in Heraldry is assimilated to 
the planet Mars in the heavens, to the ruby among stones, and among flow- 
ers to the rose. 

The origin of vair (or vaire) is from the fur of a beast called varus, 
[Mackenzie, p. 23,] whose back is a bine-gray, its belly being white, and 
therefore heralds have expi-essed it white and blue in colors ; and when the 
head and feet of the animal are taken away, the skin resembles in figure 



COAT OF ARMS. 15 

a little cup or bell. The skins are used alternately blue and white, and in 
ancient times were much in vogue for lining the robes and mantles of sena- 
toi*s, consuls, kings and emperors, and thereupon wei'e termed " doublings." 
The first use of them in Heraldry is said to be from Le Segneur de Cou- 
cies, fighting in Hungary, and seeing his army fly, pulled out the doubling 
or lining of his cloak, which was of those colors, and hung it up as an en- 
sign ; whereupon the soldiers knowing his courage and confiding in it, re- 
turned to the battle and overcame their enemy. — [Colomb., p. 58.] 

The fleur-de-lis has been from the first bearing the charge of a regal 
escutcheon originally borne by the French kings, and was until late in the 
nineteenth century the insignia of royalty in France. The lily, which of 
all flowers is most esteemed by the French, has been of old and still is rep- 
resented by a rudely drawn fleur-de-lis. As before stated, it was the her- 
aldic device or emblem of the royal family of France, and was so borne 
from the time of Clovis until the accession of Louis Phillippe ; — and whether 
this badge came to our family by royal descent or by royal favor, we are 
unable to judge. 

In English Heraldry different marks of cadency were used to indicate 
the various branches or cadets of one family : — the oldest son, during the 
life time of his father, bore a " label ;" the second son a crescent; the third 
a mullet ; the fourth a martlet ; the fifth an annulet ; and the sixth a fleur- 
de-lis. Thus it would appear that the original grant of arms to a Bliss, by 
whoever given, (if in England,) was to a sixth son. Some writers have 
fancied that a significant symbol might be drawn from the fleur-de-lis as to 
the flowers of literature which younger sons were led to cultivate in the 
schools to fit them for the church, the senate, and the bar ; but Newton 
thinks the adaptation was originally intended to be only personal, an ac- 
cident in arms, exhibiting the degree of consanguinity of the bearer to the 
living head of the family. 

Or, (gold) — " Such is the worthiness of this color that none ouglit to 
bear the same in arms but emperors and kings, and such as be of the blood 
royal ; and as this metal exceedeth all others in value, purity and fineness, 
so ought the bearer endeavor to surpass all others in prowess and vertue." 

— GUILLIM. 

The significance and appropriateness of the crest will be fully under- 
stood after a perusal of the Traditional History of the family. 

The motto, " semper sursum," translated, means, " ever upward," and 
signifies that the bearer shoidd always endeavor to excel in his undertak- 
ings, aiming at goodness rather than greatness, in every deed or motive. 



TRADITIONAL HISTORY, 



The ancient traditions of the Bliss family represent thern as living in the 
south of England, and belonging to that staunch class known as English 
yeomamy or farmers, though at various times different individuals among 
them had married into the next higher order, that of the knights or gentry. 
They owned the houses and lands they occupied, were freeholders, and en- 
titled to vote for members of Parliament from the borough in which they 
resided. From time immemorial they had been inclined to Puritanism, 
and detested the loose manners of most of the church clergy and laymen, 
and the Sunday sports in which they indulged. These Sunday merry- 
makings had been fostered by Elizabeth, and her successor, James, had re- 
duced them to a sort of system by publishing a book of " Sports for Sun- 
day," and enjoining the practice of them by those of his subjects who had 
attended church in the morning. [See CasselPs Hist. England, vol. 3, pp. 
66.] These sports consisted of running and leaping, archery, morris dances, 
May-poles, and rush-bearing. Bear-baiting, though prohibited by James, 
was indulged in more or less, and it is said one of the Blisses was fatally 
injured while passing a savage show of this kind on his way to worship, one 
Sunday afternoon. Of course, this made them more determined in their 
opposition to the court religion, and more decided in their resolve to en- 
joy their own views. 

The beginning of the misfortunes of this family .in England appears to 
have been in this wise, and brought about by the contentions of King 
Charles I, and his Parliament. Writs were issued by this king, January 
29th, 1628, for the assembling of the two Houses of Parliament. There was 
great excitement throughout the country, and many new men of great 
wealth and influence were returned. Cassell's History, vol. 3, pp. 131, 
shows the state of the country at this time and one of the causes of the 
court enmity being directed against this family. 

*' A number of foreign troops were about to be bi'ought into the country, 
and the people saw they might be turned against themselves or their 
representatives. They were therefore worked up to a pitch of extreme ex- 
citement, and bestirred themselves to send up to the House of Commons 
a body of such men as should not be readily intimidated. Never before had 
Parliament assembled under such favorable circumstances. Daring as 



TRADITIONAL HISTORY. '17 

had been the king's assaults on the public liberties, this had only served to 
rouse the nation to a determined resolve to withstand his contempt of Magna 
Charta at all hazards. Westminster elected one Bradshaw, a brewer, and 
Maurice, a grocer. Huntingdon sent up a far more remarkable man, one 
Oliver Cromwell, a farmer, and this was the first time he was sent to Par- 
liament. The was a general enthusiasm to turn out all such members as 
had been inert, indifferent, or ready to betray their trusts out of terror, or 
a leaning to the iurt. When the members assembled the House was 
crowded ; ther* 7 four hundred such men as had rarely sat in Parlia- 

ment before mty and town had selected such brave, patriotic and 

substantial ; jrs, merchants, and traders, as made sycophants and 

time-se v Ae. They were no longer the timid commons who had 

formp y dared to look the lords or even the knights in the face ; 

the . i aware of their power, and in wealth itself they were said to 

1 lies superior to the House of Peers. In running his eye over 

pectator would see such men as Hanrpden, Selden, Cromwell, 
[ollis, Elliot, Dudley, Diggs, Coke, Wentworth (who soon aposta- 
,) and others, with intellects illumined by the study of the orators, 

,'givers, and philosophers of republican Greece, animated by the great 
principles of Christianity, and with resolutions like iron. Many of these 
men had been attended to London by trains of their neighbors, sturdy free- 
holders and substantial shop-keepers, more numerous than the retinues of 
any lords, such was the intense expectation of what might ensue, and the 
prompt resolve to stand by their representatives. And they were not de- 
ceived, for this third Parliament of Charles the First made itself a place as 
one of the great land-marks of our history." 

Two ot the men who went up to London from Devonshire with their 
member were the brothers Jonathan and Thomas Bliss ; they rode two iron 
grey horses, and remained sometime in the city, long enough at least for 
Charles' officers and spies to learn their names and condition, and whence 
they came ; and from that time forth they, with others who had come up to 
London on the same errand, were marked for destruction. Very soon they 
were fined a thousand pounds for nonconformity, and thrown into prison 
where they lay for many weeks. Even old Mr. Thomas Bliss, their father, 
was dragged through the streets with the greatest indignity. On another 
occasion the officers of the High Commission seized all their horses and 
sheep except one poor ewe that in its fright ran into the house and took ref- 
uge under a bed. At another time the three brothers, with twelve more, 
were led through the market-place in Okehampton with ropes around their 
necks, and fined heavily, and Jonathan and his father were thrown into 
prison, where the sufferings of the former eventually caused his death. 
They . began to think England was no longer a home for them, and they 
turned their eyes towards the far and dreary wilderness oi America. 

What appears to be one of the oldest of the family traditions is this : 

One time several hundred years ago, when our oldest grandfathers lived 
in England, there was a war in that country, and one of them named Ho- 
nestus went with a great lord to fight, and at the battle many hundreds of 
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18 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

men were killed, and the lords fought together with horses, and they had 
swords and spears, and it was a very hard battle, and Honestus' lord was 
thrown off his horse and wounded very sore ; and some of his men with 
Honestus carried him into a wood out of the battle, and Honestus staid by 
him while the others went to find a horse to carry him off the field. Ho- 
nestus took off his jerkin and put it under his lord's head, as he lay woimded 
on the ground, and his lord bade him take up his armor and put it on, and 
take also his sword, lest some of their enemies should find them and kill 
them. So Honestus did, for he loved his lord ; and in a little while he saw 
five men, with "pards"on their breasts, coming along the wood. Honestus 
had his cross-bow and three arrows ; they had no guns in those days, and 
Honestus was one of the Duke's cross-bow men. The Duk> lay on the 
ground under a great oak tree which hid them from their enemies. Hones- 
tus took up his bow, and drawing it with all his strength up to tii° barb of 
the long arrow, stepped out, and unseen, aimed at the pard on the breast of 
the foremost soldier. Then he turned for another arrow, and when he 
aimed again he saw but four men ; and they knew not from whence the ar- 
row sped. He drew his bow and slew the second man, who fell on his face 
with the barb and half the shaft of the arrow sticking out at his back, so' 
great was the force with which he sent it. The other three rushed towards 
him, and he took his last arrow and slew the foremost, and then the other 
two ran away, but hearing no more arrows after them they turned and 
came upon him from the other side. Then he took up his lord's sword, who 
said faintly, " Now, God speed thee, Honestus !" and he laid at them right 
hard ; they had short swords, and it was all he could do to keep them at 
bay, as he stood between them and his lord. They fought a long time and 
Honestus grew weary, for they had wounded him ; and when he was ready 
to faint he saw his master's men coming quickly with a horse ; this sight 
gave him renewed strength and he smote one of his enemies so fiercely that 
his head was shorn off his shoulders ; the other then ran, but the Duke's 
men caught him and slew him. Then they took up their lord and carried 
him a long way till they came to a church where he was safe, and Honestus 
staid by him and helped the religious men to heal him of his deep wounds. 
When his lord was well enough to return to his castle Honestus went too, 
but they found his lands all ravaged, and his people driven off, and their 
cottages were burned, and Honestus' cottage was burned, and he could no- 
where find his wife and little children, and his lord himself had to flee for 
his life over seas ; and Honestus, weeping, thought his heart was broken, 
and he went and dwelt in a wood and served God, for he would own no man 
master but his own lord, though his nephew afterwards came and possessed 
the castle, turning out the rightful heirs. 

One night in his hut Honestus heard voices, and thinking some one was 
lost in the wood, he took a brand from his fire and went out to see ; as soon 
as he got out he heard a terrible imprecation mingled with the screamings 
of little children ; then he set up a great shout and ran towards them, and 
there on the ground he found two little children in their night clothes, and 
one was covered with blood. He took them up and hastened back to his 



TRADITIONAL HISTORY. 19 

hut, and to his astonishment and horror he found they were his own lord's 
children, whom some one had meant to murder, for the boy had just been 
wounded badly ; but Honestus took care of them, and removed deeper into 
the wood, and watched them night and day. The summer passed by and 
the winter cani£, and Honestus loved the children as much as he did Ins 
own, and he looked upon the boy as his own true lord. The next summer 
he began to think he must take the children to some house of religious peo- 
ple where they could be brought up according to their rank ; but he did not 
like to part with them, and the summer passed. One day, in the time of 
hunting, the door of the hut stood open, and they heard the baying of hounds, 
and a fox ran all panting into the hut, and took refuge under the children's 
bed. Honestus shut up the door, for no creature appealed to his protec- 
tion in vain. In a few moments the hounds came bounding against the 
door, and yelped to be let in to the fox. The children peeped through the 
window and saw the hunters riding up, and the boy cried out, " Oh ! there's 
my papa! Oh ! there's my papa !" Honestus picked up the half dead fox 
and threw him into the loft, and calling to the men to call off their dogs, 
for the Duke's children were there, he undid the door. The Duke heard 
him and sprang off his horse and rushed in, and wept when he saw his 
children, and took them in his arms ; and he fell on Honestus 1 neck and 
kissed him, and called him a nobleman, and said he should be rewarded as 
the king rewarded noblemen ; and they carried them all to the castle where 
they had great rejoicing, and the Duke showed Honestus a cottage, and 
there were his wife and children ; for when the Duke came home from over 
the sea he found Honestus' wife and children, and took care of them because 
of what Honestus did for his lord at the great battle. And the Duke gave Ho- 
nestus many broad acres of land, and built him a house called Greystone 
Garth (or Stone Garth — the former is more after the usage of the country) — 
and over the door a large stone was laid with these words cut deep in it : 
" God speed thee, Honestus ;" and he gave him a seal cut in a blue stone, 
which showed a hand and arm in armor, with three arrows, and the motto 
was " God speed thee." And he gave him a silver tankard with the like- 
ness of this seal on one side ; and on the other, hunters and hounds at the 
door of a hut in the wood, and a fox head above it. And the Duke gave 
him a gold ring, and Honestus was very happy, and much thought of; and 
they kept this day which was St. Simon's, and they kept their estate and all 
these things in the family always. 

Other traditions state that before our ancestors came to live in America 
they did not like the king who ruled over them, nor the religion which he 
set up for them and all his peo2ile ; they thought it no religion at all, but a 
piece of great wickedness ; and they determined to keep the Sabbath day 
and go to meeting, though the people around them used to make the holy 
Sabbath a holiday, with dancing, and fencing matches, and sometimes bear- 
baiting on the village green. One Sunday a bear was so maddened by 
dogs that it broke from the ring, and in its fury seized and injured one John 
Bliss who was returning from meeting so that he died. Then they set 
themselves more than ever against the king's religion ; and when he taxed 



20 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

the people unjustly they joined with those who opposed him. They cut 
their hair short so as not to resemble the king's men ; and two of them with 
thirty of their friends rode up to London with their member of Parliament, 
to withstand the tyranny of the king. These two Blisses rode on grey horses, 
with pistols in the holsters of their saddles, and when they were in Lon- 
don they went to hear the speeches in the great House of Commons, and 
when the House was dissolved they were all grieved over the conduct of 
the false-hearted king. They saw him, and he looked as unhappy as his 
people were. The queen was a French woman and was very handsome 
and haughty, and she disliked the English people. The king was very an- 
gry because so many people came up with the members of Parliament, and 
he did not rest until they were punished. The Blisses among others were 
seized, and one time they had to pay about $5,000 besides lying in a dark 
damp prison many weeks, and their old grandfather, almost ninety years 
old, was dragged through the streets and used very roughly. Afterwards 
the king's officers drove off all their horses and sheep except one poor ewe 
that was so scared it ran into the house, and the boys hid it under their bed. 
Some of them (the children) followed their flocks a long way on the road, 
crying as they went. Another year the king's officers seized their cattle 
and most of their household goods, — some of the latter being esteemed of 
great value, having been in the family for hundreds of years. And then 
they threw Thomas Bliss and his eldest son, Jonathan, into prison. His 
other sons, Thomas and George, raised the money on the estate and re- 
leased their father, but Jonathan's fine was too great for them in their re- 
duced condition, and at Exeter he suffered thirty-five lashes with a three 
corded whip, which tore his back in a cruel maimer. [If like sufferings are 
any confirmation, plenty of such evidence may be found in the second and 
third chapters of the third vol. of Cassell's History of England.] 

Just before Jonathan was liberated from prison they were obliged to sell 
the estate, which had been in the family for over two hundred years. At the 
breaking up, Thomas (the father) and his wife went to reside with their 
daughter, (who was an Episcopalian, and married to Sir John Calcliffe, and 
lived in a castle not far from them,) and dividing the remnant of his estate 
among his three sons, told them to come to America. Thomas and George 
feared to wait for Jonathan who was very sick, and they left England with 
their families in the autumn of 1635. Thomas (son of Jonathan, and grand- 
son of Thomas,) remained with his father, who at last died of his hardships 
and a fever contracted in the prison. Whatever other children or wife Jona- 
than had, none but Thomas came to America, and he followed his uncles 
the next year, and settled near Thomas, and they two kept together as long 
as the uncle lived. At various times Lady Calcliffe sent them, from Eng- 
land, boxes of shoes, and clothing, and other necessary things that they 
could not procure in the colony. And it is through some of her letters be- 
ing long preserved that these traditions were kept alive in the family, but 
what became of the letters at last, or who had them, we have been unable 
to learn. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 



It was well known among our earliest ancestors in this country that their 
fathers had suffered much persecution by the civil authorities of England, 
combined with the ecclesiastic, under the direction of Archbishop Laud, on 
account of holding independent tenets in religion, and joining with those 
who resisted the oppressions of the tyrannical court, and at last, after hav- 
ing suffered the penalty of ruinous fines and long imprisonments, they de- 
termined on emigrating to this country. 

The Bliss family lived near Okehampton, in the village of Belstone, in 
Devonshire.* This village is a parish in the hundred of Black Torrington, 
union of Okehampton, about one hundred and ninety-five miles from Lon- 
don, two miles east or southeast of Okehampton, and twenty-one west from 
Exeter. (Devonshire furnished many generous contributions towards the 
settlement of New England — a large number of the good old west of Eng- 
land families locating in that section of the new world, among whom we 
may mention the Gilberts, the Vaughns, Tristams, "Waldrons, Booths, Jor- 
dans, Carys, and Blisses. They settled chiefly in Maine, where, as late as 
1G73, a newly organized county was named Devonshire, in remembrance of 
the section whence their fathers came.) 

There was a John Bliss who is mentioned as having lived in England, 
and another very aged man, also, but Thomas Bliss was the father of those 
who came to America. -He had five children named respectively Jonathan, 
Thomas, Elizabeth (or Betty,) and George, and Mary (or Polly.) They 
owned a valuable farm which they tilled themselves, and for a long time 
had been a happy and prosperous family. Elizabeth, married to Sir John 
Calcliffe, had turned back to Episcopacy, which, fortunately, in after years 
enabled her to be of the greatest benefit to her family. Thomas and George 

*The British name of Devonshire was Dyvnaint, and the inhabitants were called Dyvnonwyn, 
or inhabitants of valley lands. This shire formed a part of the disti-ict called Danmonium. The 
Romans included it in the district called Britannia Prima ; but under the Saxons it was consti- 
tuted a part of the Kingdom of Wessex. The county of Devon is one of the largest English 
shires, its area being 2585 sq. miles, and contains 33 hundreds, 465 parishes, 36 market towns, 
and has a population of about 600,000. It is justly celebrated for its diversified and beautiful 
scenery, its temperate climate, its varied mineral productions, agricultural and manufacturing 
industries, and for numerous antiquities, among which are the ruins of Rougemont Castle, in the 
vicinity of Exeter, which was (according to tradition) built by Julius Caesar; also the Castle of 
Okehampton, which stood about a mile south-west of the town bearing that name. — British 
Encyclopedia, 1854. 



22 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Bliss came with their households to America in the autumn of 1635. Their 
eldest brother, Jonathan, with his son, was intending to come, but was de- 
tained by sickness consequent on bad treatment and long confinement in 
damp, unhealthy prisons, on account of his religion ; but it had been too se- 
vere for him, and Jonathan never saw America. His son Thomas, (who 
had when quite young married a widow Ide who had one son named alter 
his father, Nicholas, with these and two or three children of their own,) 
came to this country the next year, 1636, and took up his residence with or 
near his uncle Thomajs, who lived on the south side of Boston Bay. His 
other uncle, George Bliss, was at this time living in Lynn, Mass., on the 
north side of the Bay. They would have preferred living nearer togeth- 
er, but coming late in the season they were obliged to buy instead of 
build houses. The Massachusetts wilderness must have carried a dreary 
outlook to these men who were only used to the green fields and hedges, 
and soft rolling downs of southern England, to substantial stone houses fin- 
ished with rich wainscotings of oak, the wide low rooms bearing on every 
massive beam evidences of long years of thrifty industry, and plenty of 
home comfort and happiness. 

As before stated, the youngest of the two Bliss brothers purchased a 
house in Lymi, on the north of Boston Bay, where he lived two years, and 
sold it in the autumn of 1637, and removed to the town of Sandwich, Mass., 
on the southwest side of Cape Cod Bay. George Bliss was about forty-lour 
years old when he came to America, and being a man of sound judgment 
sold his place to a new settler to very good advantage, and removed to 
Sandwich, where after living on his place in that town twelve years, and 
making great improvements and planting an orchard, he sold out again in 
1619, being at that time about fifty-eight years old. He sold here in the 
same manner as he did at Lynn, and with quite a fortune for a new coun- 
try, removed to Newport, R. I., where his name appears in the land rec- 
ords as late as March 22, 1660, and where he died Aug. 31, 1667. We find 
no mention of his wife, or of other children, so it is considered right to sup- 
pose that John was the only one who lived to grow up. George Bliss ap- 
pears to have acquired considerable projierty in Newport, which this son 
inherited, and whose name, spelled John Blyse, is found in the list of free- 
men in that town Oct. 28, 1668. He (John) was married to Damaris, 
daughter of the first Governor Benedict Arnold of R. I., who was distantly 
related to Gen. Benedict Arnold, the traitor. John Bliss' father-in-law was 
the richest man in the colonies ; he removed to Newport in 1653, where he 
held the highest public offices for many years, and by a thorough acquaint- 
ance with the manners and language of the Indians, became the most ef- 
fectual auxiliary in all negotiations with them. Damaris, wife of John 
Bliss, received a goodly portion by her father's will, dated 1677, and their 
daughter Freelove, (named after her mother's sister, Freelove Arnold,) Avas 
accounted the richest heiress in Newport. 

Thomas Bliss, second son of Thomas Bliss of England, came to this coun- 
try with his brother George, in the autumn of 1635, landing at Boston, and 
finding they could not be comfortably located together unless they built 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 23 

new houses, for which undertaking the season Avas too far advanced, they sepa- 
rated, and Thomas settled in that part of Boston called the Mount ; it is 
across the Bay, a little southeast of the city, and was afterwards named 
Braintree, from an atrocity committed by the Indians. The land here al- 
lotted to him being situated upon the mountain, he soon came to be called 
" Thomas of the Mount," and was near losing the family name altogether. 
The town has since been divided, and that part of it is now called Quincy. 

Thomas Bliss and his family, and his nephew Thomas Bliss, (son of his 
brother Jonathan, of England,) who had arrived at Boston the year before, 
removed from Braintree to the settlement of Hartford, Conn., sometime in 
the same year that George removed from Lynn, 1636-7. They also, it ap- 
pears, disposed of their property to very good advantage. This plan of 
building a house, and clearing and tilling a piece of ground, and then sell- 
ing the property to some new comer, was almost the only way the colonists 
had oi realizing any money. But uncle and nephew did not reside together 
long in Hartford, for in the second year after their arrival, Thomas, sen., 
sickened and died, and the ensuing year the nephew, who was sometimes 
styled Thomas Bliss, jr., sold his possessions in Hartford and removed back 
to the Massachusetts colony, to the town of Weymouth, near Braintree, 
where he had formerly lived. It is said he received from Boston, Feb. 24, 
1640, a grant of thirty-six acres of land, located in Braintree, — " four acres 
for each member of his family." 

The names of Thomas Bliss, sen., and Thomas Bliss, jr., are among those 
of the original land proprietors of Hartford — those who held land prior to 
1639 ; and that Thomas" (son of Thomas and Margaret) held land in the 
place is certain, for about the year 1646, land was sold by " Widow Bliss, 
and Thomas Bliss, her son." 

Hartford was settled in 1635, by John Steele, the first Secretary of the 
Colony of Connecticut, though the main body of settlers, consisting of the 
Rev. Thomas Hooker and a church that he had organized in Massachusetts, 
arrived there in 1636. If the Blisses did not accompany Mr. Hooker there, 
they must have been attracted to that locality by a similarity of views and 
interests, which will make a reference to the settlement of Hartford appro- 
priate in this connection. 

Rev. Thomas Hooker was a famous preacher of his day, and possessed of 
great learning and ability, in Chelmsford, Essex Co., England, about thirty 
miles northeast of London. He was silenced in 1630 for nonconformity to 
the established church, and to escape fines and imprisonment he fled to 
Holland. Of those who had attended his ministry a large number expressed 
their willingness to emigrate to any part of the world to enjoy the teach- 
ings of such a pastor. He being driven from them, they looked to New Eng- 
land, and in 1632 a large body of them, supposed to be mostly from Chlems- 
ford and vicinity came over and settled at Newtown (now Cambridge) in 
Mass. At their request Mr. Hooker left Holland, and arrived in Boston, 
Sept. 4, 1633, whence he proceeded to Newtown, where he gathered his 
church on the 11th of October following. In 1634 the people of Water- 
town, Dorchester, and Newtown began to feel straightened for want of 



24 ' BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

room. Learning of the fertility of the valley of the Connecticut, permission 
was obtained of the General Court of Massachusetts and in 1635 a party un- 
der the leadership of John Steele " attempted the dangers and hardships of 
making settlements in a dreary wilderness." On their journey, and during 
the winter following, their sufferings were great, and most of the party re- 
turned. In the year following, 1636, Mr. Hooker, with one hundred men, 
women and children, — and driving with them one hundred and sixty head 
of cattle, — arrived at Hartford after a fortnight's journey through the wil- 
derness. Mrs. Hooker being sick, was carried on a litter. Many of the 
persons comprising this company are spoken of as those of ' ' figure" in 
England, who " had lived in honor and affluence, strangers to fatigue and 
dangers," which causes the historian to regard their journey through the 
wilderness as the more remarkable. 

On arriving in Hartford they laid out the land there in " lots" and " tiers," 
and apportioned it among the settlers. The lot assigned to Thomas Bliss, 
sen., was "No. 58," and that to Thomas Bliss, jr., " No. 59," on what was 
called the "Tenth Tier," south of the Little River. They lay on the east 
side of a street now discontinued, which extended north and south, a short 
distance to the west of the present Lafayette street, and south of the old 
State House. The present Trinity street was one of the original streets of 
Hartford, and was known as Bliss street from the first settlement to about 
1855. It was probably so named from this family, and was then described 
as extending from " George Steele's to the Mill." 

To say that these exiles from the pleasant rockguarded English islands 
were happy in the change to which they were compelled would be far from 
the truth. They never ceased to feel their great losses — great in every way 
— and if oppression had left them aught to go back to they would have re- 
turned ; but there was nothing for them but to face the gloomy wilderness 
and march sternly on in the way God had appointed, bearing as best they 
might the deprivations and hardships of such a lot. Freedom of conscience 
was first of all with them, and their iron courage paid its terrible price. Let 
their descendants never forget it. 

At the breaking up of the Blisses at Hartford, after the death of Thomas, 
sen., his widow, Mrs. Margaret, wished her nephew to go to Springfield 
with them, but a friend of his named Harmon, from Braintree, near Wey- 
mouth, Mass., advised him to go there, it being an older settlement and 
nearer communication with England, and he decided at last to go. He took 
up new land at Weymouth and built a house, designing to remain there 
permanently. But he soon found the town divided on religious matters, and 
as the rupture grew worse and worse instead of better, he, with the ma- 
jority of Rev. Mr. Newman's congregation, who sided with their pastor, 
came to the determination of founding a new settlement. They disposed of 
their property in Weymouth at considerable sacrifice, and completed their 
preparations for the journey to the new settlement, which most of them ac- 
complished in the autumn of 1643. 

This was the poorest investment that Thomas Bliss had yet made ; it was 
done in passion and party spirit, and was unworthy of the general upright- 



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HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 25 

ness of his character. But Weymouth was first -settled by Episcopalians 
who had sought quiet from the commotions of the last years of Charles I, 
and they would not be domineered over by the independents ; and Thomas 
Bliss, exiled, impoverished, and smarting under the brutal treatment of the 
officers of the State Church of England, took decidedly bitter grounds of op- 
position to these members of that communion ; but they stood their ground, 
and it resulted in the removal of most of the independents from the town. 
They went a journey of about fifty miles, in a southwesterly direction, far 
enough, as they supposed, to be beyond the jurisdiction not only of the 
Massachusetts Colony, but of every other. 

The Indian name of the place they had chosen was Seekonk, and in that 
language means " black goose," and arose from the circumstance of great 
numbers of wild geese in their semi-annual migrations alighting in the 
river and cove, which habit they still continue. In the autumn of 1645 
Thomas Bliss and his son Jonathan shot and snared fifty-eight of them. 

Li the new settlement there were already two or three families, — one by 
the name of Blackstone having an orchard of apple trees, and of whom 
Thomas Bliss procured shoots for his orchard, which afterwards became 
one of the largest and best in the settlement. A Mr. John Hazell was also 
living there when Mr. Newman and his people came, and he also, as well 
as Mr. Blackstone, had been driven there by religious persecutions, and he 
was destined to experience still more of it at the hands of Mr. Newman and 
some of his people, to whom on their arrival he had showed much kindness. 
Hazell was a Baptist. 

It is due Mr. Newman to say that he was for a New England clergyman 
a peace-loving, scholarly man, mild and prudent in his natural disposition, 
but he was on terms of friendship with Cotton Mather, whose influence over 
him or anybody else did not tend towards peace-making. From all we can 
learn of Mr. Newman at Weymouth he truly endeavored to pour oil on the 
troubled waters, but the storm was too great, and he and his people went 
out of tliis Egypt, not with spoil but at great sacrifice, to a wilderness and 
to freedom, determined to be a separate people, governed only by God's law. 

Mr. Newman and the leaders of his congregation, after obtaining a grant 
of land from the Plymouth Colony and purchasing of the Indians, fixed 
upon the name of Rehoboth, as fancying it just described their situation. 
[Genesis, chap, xxvi, v. 20-22. Also, Gen., chap, xxxvi, v. 37.] Their 
purchase lay upon both sides of the Palmer River, and consisting of wood- 
land, upland, and meadow, it made the proper division of it difficult. 

When Thomas Bliss went to Weymouth he took the freeman's oath, May 
18, 1642, and the next year he, with the settlers destined for Rehoboth, made 
a valuation of their estates individually, at the time house lots were appor- 
tioned to them in that place; for after that the allotments of land were 
made according to the persons and estates, and this was provided for by 
the grant of the Court of Plymouth. There were fifty-eight settlers, in- 
cluding Mr. Newman, and according to the list of valuations there were 
twenty-nine who were worth less than Thomas Bliss, and twenty-eight 
worth more. The richest settler was John Brown, who had been connected 
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26 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

with the Low Countries in trade in England, and his estate was valued at 
£600, which is estimated as equal to $25,000 or $30,000 at the present day. 
The estate of Thomas Bliss was valued at £153, equal to $7,650 at the pres- 
ent time, — quite a comfortable little sum, considering the family was ru- 
ined when they left England eight years before. 

For further information in regard to the settlement of this town we refer 
the reader to Bliss' History of Rehoboth, and to that book also for an ac- 
count of Mr. Newman's treatment of- the Baptists, including Mr. Hazell. 
No person in this model and exclusive settlement was allowed to sell his 
lands and buildings but to such a man as the town should approve and ac- 
cept of, and who would submit his conduct, character and theology to an 
examination by the church under the direction of Mr. Newman, belore 
being allowed to come among them. 

Probably no Roman priesthood ever exercised a much greater control in 
temporal affairs than the Puritan Newman did, or a much greater tyranny 
in spiritual matters than he attempted, and in a great measure succeeded 
in establishing. However, it is but justice to Mr. Newman to say that he 
was undoubtedly actuated by the best of motives, — a sincere desire to pro- 
mote the welfare of the church of Christ, and of the community in which 
he lived ; and if his zeal was in excess of judgment, according to the light 
of our times, we may at least credit him with the honest intention of doing 
what he really considered a religious duty. He was a man of great literary 
ability, and compiled the first full Concordance of the Bible in English, 
which was printed in London in 1643, ran through three editions, and has 
been pronounced by Biblical scholars a monument of learning, genius and 
industry. Mr. N. was born in Banbmy, England, in May, 1602, emigrated 
to America in 1635-6, and died July 5, 1663. 

The Blisses who came from England were highly educated, gentlemanly 
and refined in their manners, and were much superior in this respect to 
their immediate descendants, who had none of the advantages of the schools 
and society of the mother country ; and in the struggle to bring out of the 
wilderness the necessaries of life, they had little time for its ornamentation 
and embellishment. The hardships of the new country told upon them 
fearfully in this respect, and gave to their religion a still gloomier and se- 
verer cast. It seems evident that they left England with regret, and that 
they remained there as long as they possibly could, being compelled, as it 
were, either to forswear their consciences or lose their lives. They belonged 
to the same class of men, and were freeholders, like Cromwell, Hampden, 
and others, of whom England has reason to be proud forever. 



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" One generation comes, 
Another goes and mingles with the dust; 
And thus we come and go, 
Each for a hrief moment filling up 
Some little space ; and thus we disappear 
In quick succession. And it shall be so 
Till time in one vast perpetuity 
Be swallowed up." 



BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 27 



ENGLISH RECORDS 



Have been found since the year 1900 relating to the first two genera- 
tions given in this work. 

The very interesting traditions and historical matter published in this 
work in 1881 were from the gifted pen of Airs. Alary E. (Bliss) West of 
Pittsfield, Mass. They were gathered, she stated, from "old letters long 
preserved in the family." and were thought to be truthful and reliable. 
Certainly the statistical matter and records furnished by her that were 
susceptible of verification were found to be more nearly accurate than 
such records generally prove. Her traditions located the Bliss farmly in 
Belstone in Devonshire. England, and gave the name of Thomas Bliss 
(No. 1 in this genealogy), as the father of the Bliss immigrants of 1635^ 
Thomas of Hartford, Conn., and George of Newprrt, R. I. Careful and 
thorough investigation of records in England by Charles A. Hoppin of 
Springfield, Mass., and Hon. Samuel S. Campion of Northampton, Eng- 
land, in 1907, seems to show the inaccuracy of the two statements above 
relative to Belstone and Thomas (No. 1). 

The probate records in Northampton, England, show the residence 
m Preston Parva (near Northampton) of the Bliss family, some of whom 
emigrated to America in 1635, and give the name of John Bliss as their 
father, instead of 1 homns. Certain names and facts mentioned seem to 
make the identification complete, therefore we are compelled to think 
that Airs. West was led into the above errors by some pretended gen- 
ealogist in London, England, whose specialty could hardly be called a 
parallel of first-c'ass truthfulness. 

It has been suggested as a possibility that some member of the Bliss 
family just before leaving England, visited friends or relatives living at 
or near B Istore tl us cnnnci ting the name of that hamlet with the recol- 
lections and traditirns carried to their American home by the immigrants, 
their descendants verv naturally aramin^ the impression that that was the 
permanent family residence in the mother country. It is thought the 
B'isses embarked for America at Plymouth, England, and this possible 
visit may have occurred while en rcu e for that port. 

The will of John Bliss, a blacksmith of Preston Parva, who died in 
1617, is on file at th~ District Probate Registry in the city of Northampton, 
the county seat of Northamptonshire, England. In this will, written Sept. 
8th T617, and probated Oct. n following, John Bliss specifically names 
his sons Thomas and George, daughters Aarnes, Joane. Constance and 
Elizabe'di. and srn John Bliss, ami jhe testator'^ wife Alice, whose maiden 
name was Smith This will gave his seven children sixpence each, and 
the balance cf his ests:e to his wife Alice. 

Judging from the fact that the son Thomas was the first named child 
-nd that he - as anpointed an overseer of the execution of this will, it is 
presumed that he was the oldest son of the testator. It is thought he was 
born about T5°rj. are! in the genealogy his numb' r was 3, which we give 
1 im in the revired '.ist in ord< r to avoid possible confusion in future inves- 




28 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

tigations ; and his brother George being numbered 5 will retain that num- 
ber for the same reason. 

It is not certainly known that Thomas of Rehoboth was a nephew of 
the brothers Thomas and George, and the probability is that he was a 
cousin or near relative. 

In Crozier's "American Families Entitled to Coat-Armour" no men- 
tion is made of the Bliss immigrants of 1635. 

All persons examining the records in this work will bear in mind the 
recently discovered points contained in this leaflet while perusing the 
first thirty-eight or forty pages in the book as published in 1881. 

Those receiving this leaflet will please cut from the book the leaf con- 
taining the first two generations, leaving the margin in the back to which 
this should be pasted, thus making the generation-' continuous again, iirst, 
second, third, fourth and so on. 

/^ (, If of. 



GENEALOGY. 



FIRST GENERATION 



The first generation in the Bliss family of which we have any reliable 
information is comprised in a single individual, a resident of Preston Par- 
va, near Northampton, England. It is thought there were other children in 
the family, but the records furnished us only refer to the one son — 

1. *.TOHN BLISS, b. about 1560-65, d. in October 1617. 



SECOND GENERATION. 

Family, No. t. 

JOHN BLISS, blacksmith, of Preston Parva, England, was born 
aboul [560-65, and married about [587-8 to Alice Smith, who survived 
him a number of years, lie died in October, 1(117, leaving seven children — 

3. *THOMAS, b. about 1589, d. in 1640. 
5. *GEORGE, b. in 1591, d. Aug. 31, 1667. 

AGNES. 

JOANE. 

CONSTANCE. 

ELIZABETH. 

JOHN. 



GENEALOGY. 



Follow the Numbers 



A star (*) prefixed to a name signifies that the person's number 
and family occur in the succeeding generation ; the number beino- in 
the centre of the line directly over the family record. The numbers 
and records in the Appendix (Notes A, B, and C,) are given and 
found in the same manner, but are separate and distinct from those 
given in the body of the work, and their Index will be found by 
itself in a different part of the book. 



the time his sons emigrated to America, or soon thereafter. 

1. *Thomas Buss, b. about 1550-60, d. about 1635-40. 



28 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

tigations; and his brother George being numbered 5 will retain that num- 
ber for the same reason. 

It is not certainly known that Thomas of Rehoboth was a nephew of 
the brothers Thomas and George, and the probability is that he was a 
cousin or near relative. 

In Crozier's "American Families Entitled to Coat-Armour" no men- 
tion is made of the Bliss immigrants of 1635. 

Ml oersons examining the records in this work will bear in mind the 

j :_ (4-,,-c leaflet w hile perusing the 



SECOND ULIN L_.x^ . . _ . ■. 

Family, No. 1. 

J01IX BLISS, blacksmith, of Preston Parva, England, was born 
aboul 1560 65, and married about 1587-8 to .Mire Smith, who survived 
him a number of years. He died in October, 1(117, leaving seven children — 

3. *THOMAS. b. about 1589, <1. in 1640. 
5. 'GEORGR, b. in 1591, d. Aug. 31, 1667. 

AGNES. 

JOANE. 

CONSTANCE. 

ELIZABETH. 

JOHN. 



GENEALOGY. 



FIRST GENERATION, 



[Abbreviations used in this "Work: — b. for "born; m. for married; d. for died, or dead; 
ab. for about; aft. for afterwards ; ch. for children ; dau. for daughter; 1. for lives, or living; nat. 
for natural; No. for number; n. m. for never married; p. for page; prob. for probably; rem. 
for removed; res. for resides ; s. p. for sine prole, without issue; S. R. for State Record; sup. 
for supposed ; un. m. for unmarried ; and a few others in such general use that they need not be 
enumerated. A star (*) prefixed to a name signifies a reference to that person's number and 
family in the succeeding generation.] 



As will be seen by reference to the preceding pages, the first generation 
of the Bliss family of which we have any reliable information is comprised 
in a single individual, — Mr. Thomas Bliss, of Belstone parish, in the Comity 
of Devonshire, England. Very little is known of him except that he was a 
wealthy land owner, that he belonged to the class who were stigmatized as 
Puritans on account of the purity and simplicity of their forms of worship, 
that he was persecuted by the civil and religious authorities under the di- 
rection of Archbishop Laud, and that he was maltreated, impoverished and 
imprisoned, and finally ruined in health (as well as financially) by the many 
indignities and hardships forced upon him by the intolerant church party 
in power. He is supposed to have been born about the year 1550 or 1560. 
The date of his death is not certainly known, but probably occurred about 
the time his sons emigrated to America, or soon thereafter. 

1. *Thomas Bliss, b. about 1550-60, d. about 1635-40. 



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1. 

The second generation of this family comprises the children of Thomas 
Bliss, of Belstone parish, in Devonshire, England, two of whom, as before 
stated, removed to America in 1635, while another languished in prison 
where he contracted a fever of which he eventually died. We have been 
unable to ascertain the name of their mother, or the dates of her birth, mar- 
riage and death, but the children's names were — 

2. *Jonathan, b. , d. 1635-6. 

3. *Thomas, b. , d. 1640. 

4. Elizabeth, (or Betty,) m. Sir John Calcliffe, of Belstone. 

5. *George, b. 1591, d . Aug. 31, 1667. 

6. Mar t, (or Polly.) 



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JONATHAN, son of Thomas Bliss of Belstone, Eng., was born at that 
village about the year 1575 or 1580. Like his father, he was doomed to 
bitter persecution On account of his nonconformity and opposition to the 
iniquitous practices that had obtained in the dominant church party which 
had assumed control not only of the government, but also of the consciences 
of the people. He was subjected to heavy fines, much ill treatment, and a 
long imprisonment, during which he contracted a fever from which he 
never recovered. He died 1635-6. It is not known who he married or 
when, but he had several children born to him, four of whom are said to 
have died young ; the remaining children were — 

7. *Thomas, b. , d. 1649. 

8. Mary. 

3. • 

THOMAS, of Belstone parish, Devonshire, England, of Braintree, Mass., 
and afterwards of Hartford, Conn., was a son of the first Thomas Bliss, of 
Belstone, and was born about the year 1580 or 1585. He married in Eng- 
land about 1612-15, to Margaret ,f and had ten children, of whom six 

were born previous to their removal to this country ; these were named 
respectively, Ann, Mary, Thomas, Nathaniel, Lawrence, and Samuel; and 



tit is thought her maiden name was Margaret Lawrence, and that she was born about the year 
1594, and married to Thomas Bliss about 1612-15. She was a good looking woman, with a square 
oblong face that betokened great capability and force of character. She had a broad open brow, 
fair hair, and blue eyes. After the death of her husband, which took place about the close of 
the year 1639, she managed the affairs of the family with great prudence and judgment. Her 
eldest daughter, Ann, was married to Robert Chapman, of Saybrook, Conn., April 29th, 1642, 
choosing April for their marriage month instead of May, for the old English adage ran—" To wed 
in May, you'll rue the day." She removed with her husband to Saybrook, where her eldest 
brother, Thomas, came soon after to live with them, and where he-married in 1644, and in 1659 re- 
moved to Norwich, Conn., with thirty-four or thirty-five others and effected the settlement of that 
town. The other children of the widow Margaret Bliss, of Hartford, concluded not to settle there 
permanently, chilla and fever prevailing in some localities near the town; she and her children, 
therefore, in f year J 43, removed to the settlement of Springfield, Mass., thirty miles or more 
up the Coniu urn R ! c-r. Margaret sold her property in Hartford, and gathering her household 
goods and t tttle tog ther, prepared with her eight children to make the journey through the 
forest to S] ringfield which she accomplished in about five days. Nathaniel and Samuel, her 
second an'! fourth ec is, had been there previously, and a dwelling had been prepared for the 
family on their arri al. A journey like this was thought a great thing in those days. They 



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in this country were probably born Sarah, Elizabeth, Hannah and John. 
Owing to religious persecutions, Thomas Bliss was compelled to leave Eng- 
land, and in the autumn of 1635, he with his younger brother George em- 
barbed at Plymouth, with their families, for the then wilderness of America. 
Upon their arrival at Boston, as before stated, Thomas located temporarily 
at Braintree, Mass., whence he afterwards removed to Hartford, Conn., 
where he died in 1640. We have been unable to ascertain the dates of birth' 
of all the children in this fimily ; but it is evident that Thomas was the 
oldest son, and that he must have' been of age at the time of the distribution 
of the lots in Hartford, which would place his birth at about the year 1615-16. 
The births of the other children must have occurred between that of Thomas, 
jr., (unless Ann and Mary were older,) and the death of Thomas, sen., in 
1640, which would allow two years at least between them. Probably there 
were no other sons of age at the time of their arrival in Hartford, as other- 
wise they would have had lots assigned them, — and there is nothing more 
discoverable respecting any of the children in Hartford. 

The following are the names of the children of Thomas and Margaret 
Bliss, with their chronology as far as we have been able to ascertain : 

9. Ann, b. in England, ra. April 29, 1642 Robert Chapman, of Saybrook, Conn., and 

d. Nov. 20, 16S5. He was bo.rn ab. 161(3, and came from Hull, England, to Boston, in 
August, 1635, and in Nov. to Saybrook, Ct. He d. Oct. 13, 1687. Issue :— 1. John, b. 
July, 1644. %. Robert, b. Sept. 1646. 3. Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1648, d. next year. 4. Hannah, 
b. Oct. 4, 1650. 5. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 16, 1653. 6. Mary, b. April 15, 1655. 7. Sarah, b. 
Sept. 25, 165T. 

10. Mart, b. in England, , m. Nov. 26, 1646, Joseph Parsons, Springfield, Mass., who d. 

Oct. 9, 1683. She d. Jan. 29, 1712. Mr. Parsons, associated with Mr. Pynchon, was 

camped out in the forest three nights with their teams, so sparsely was the country settled at 
that time; and the forests, infested with savage beasts and scarcely less savage Indians, were 
broken only by the single roads to the seaboard, on the east and on the south, and these were by 
no means of the best. Mrs. Margaret had acquaintances in Springfield whom she had known in 
England, and here she settled down for the remainder of her days. It is said she purchased a 
tract of land in Springfield one mile square, situated in the south part of the town, on what is 
now Main Street, and bordering on Connecticut River. One of the streets laid out on the manor 
tract has been named "Margaret Street," and another "Bliss Street," on which has been built a 
Congregational Church. She lived to see all her children brought up, married, and established 
in homes of their own, except Hannah, who died at about twenty-three years of age. Mrs. Mar- 
garet died in Springfield, Aug. 2Sth, 1684, after a residence in America of nearly fifty years, and 
over forty since her husband's death. She was an energetic, efficient woman, capable of trans. 
acting most kinds of business, and was long remembered in Springfield as a woman of great in- 
tellectual abili •. A mother with these characteristics seldom fails to transmit them to posterity. 
Her will, dated in September (1683?) mentions her son John, son Lawrence, deceased, eon Sam- 
uel, daughter Elizabeth (Morgan), deceased, daughter Mary Pareons, (widow of Joseph,) and 
daughter Sarah (Scott.) As no reference is made to Thomas or Ann, it has been questioned 
whether they were her children. But neither is there any reference in it to the children of her 
son Nathaniel, deceased, to whom in their younger years she had been guardian and guide; so 
that it cannot be inferred from such omission that Thomas, jr., and Ann were not her children. 
As she survived her husband forty-four years, it may have been that she was a second wife, and 
that these were children of a former marriage. He must have died comparatively young, or there 
may have been a great disparity in their ages. She lived more than ninety years, in spite of the 
hardships and anxieties she had passed through, and her grand-children were generally very 
strong of constitution and long-lived, as were also her children. She was a woman of superior 
abilities, great resolution, and uncommon enterprise, and is entitled to the respect of her descend- 
ants, both for her vigor of mind and constitution. 



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THIRD GENERATION. 31 

one of the most prominent men in the public business of the place, and quite wealthy. 
He was a witness to the deed given by the Indians to Pynchon,t July 15, 1636. Joseph 
and Mary Parsons had five children before their removal to Northampton, Mass., in 
1654. (Their son Ebenezer, born in this place, May 1, 1655, was the first white child 
born in the town, and he was killed by the Indians at Northfield, Sept. 2, 1675.) Here 
in Northampton they had seven more children, making twelve in all, but three, named 
Benjamin, John and David died young. Mary Bliss, the mother of this family, two 
years after the birth of her youngest child, was charged with witchcraft by some of 
her neighbors who were envious of their prosperity and endeavored in this way to dis- 
grace them. She was sent to Boston for trial, where the jury gave her a full acquittal 
of the crime, and she returned home to Northampton, from whence they removed back 
to Springfield in 1679. Just after her acquittal in Boston, her son Ebenezer was killed 
by the Indians, and those who had been instrumental in bringing her to trial said : 
" Behold, though human judges may be bought off, God's vengeance neither turns 
aside nor slumbers." It is said that she possessed great beauty and talents, but was 
not very amiable. 

11. *Thomas, b. in England, , d. April 15, 1688. 

12. *Nathaniel, b. in England, , d. Nov. 8, 1654. 

13. *La whence, b. in England, , d. in 1676. 

14. *Samuel, b. in England in 1624, d. March 23, 1720. 

15. Sarah, b. at Boston Mount, ab. 1635-6, m. at Springfield, Mass., July 20, 1659, John Scott, 

by whom she had nine children, only one of whom, (William), had issue. Mr. Scott 
died Jan. 2, 1690, and the same year she was married again, to Samuel Terry. She d. 
Sept. 27, 1705. 

16. Elizabeth, b. at Boston Mount, about 1637, was m. Feb. 15, 1669-70, as the second wife of 

Sergeant Miles Morgan, (b. 1615 and d. May 28, 1690), who had eight children by a pre- 
vious marriage. Elizabeth had only one child, named Nathaniel, b. June 14, 1671. 
She was thirty-two or three years of age at the time of her marriage, and had been en- 
gaged in marriage before, but her intended husband was killed by the Indians. 

17. Hannah, b. at Hartford, Conn, 1639, d. single, Jan. 25, 1662. 

18. *John, b. at Hartford, 1640, d. Sept. 10, 1702. 

[Dec. 26, 1661, Edward Foster, a servant of John Pynchon, Esq., a merchant in Springfield, 
Mass., was m. to " Hester Bliss," supposed by some to have been- a member of this family. It is, 
however, evident that she came to this country after the death of Thomas Bliss, sen. It appears 
by the " account book" kept by John Pynchon, Esa., now in possession of the family of Judge 
Oliver Bliss Morris, of Springfield, that Mr. P. agreed with Hester at Boston, to serve bim a year 
for four pounds sterling, and that she commenced her service with him Nov. 1, 1658. And Mr. 
P. paid on her account, at Boston, two pounds to the "pinnace master;" which indicates that 
she had then lately arrived from England, and that that sum was the balance due for her pas- 
sage. For this reason Judge Morris excluded her name from the list of the children in the fore- 
going family.] 

5. 

GEORGE, of Belstone, England, and of Lynn, Mass., 16.37, of Sandwich, 
Mass., 1638, and of Newport, R. I., was a son of the first Thomas Bliss, 
of Belstone, at which place he was born in 1591. He emi e rated to this 
country with his brother Thomas, in 1635, resided a short time at Lynn, 
thence removed to Sandwich, (Mass.) on the Cape, where April 16th, 1640, 
a lot of one and a half acres of land was granted him ; but he does not ap- 
pear to have continued long in the Plymouth Colony, for he was in New- 



fThe new settlement of Springfield, Mass., was laid out and conducted by William Pynchon, a 
man of great energy and enterprise and uncommon independence in religious opinions, which 
had brought him into great trouble in Boston, and he eventually left Springfield and returned 
home to England (1652) on account of the greater liberty of conscience enjoyed there than in the 
colonies. He was rich and liberal, and the settlers owed him better treatment than he received 
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32 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

port in 1649. In 1650 he was appointed, with others, to mend and make 
all the arms in Newport. Gov. Arnold mentions him as one of whom he 
had bought land, and as one of the original purchasers of the island of 
Quononieut. In 1655-6 he appears on the Colonial Records as a freeman ; 
and he bought land in Newport as late as March 22d, 1660. On that date 
articles of agreement were made whereby Sosoa, an Indian captain of Nar- 
ragansett, deeded (June 29, 1660) a large tract of land called Misquami- 
cuttf to seventy-six of the colonists, George Bliss being one of the number. 
[In 1669 the territory of Misquamicutt was incorporated under the name of 
Westerly.] Mr. B. died Aug. 31, 1667. It is known from records of Gov. 
Arnoldt that there was a son 

19. *John, b. about 1645. 



fMisquamicutt was the Indian name of salmon. 

^Benedict Arnold, Governor of Rhode Island, succeeded Roger Williams in that office in 1657, 
and continued till 1660 ; was also Governor 1662 to 1666; from 1669 to 1672, and from 1677 to 1678, 
in which last year he died. He had lived in Providence as early as 1639. In 1657 he and Cod- 
dington (and others) purchased of the Indian Sachems the island of Quononieut. — Mass. Hist. 
Coll., v. 217. 

Gov. Arnold was the first Governor of Rhode Island under the Charter of King Charles II, 
granted July 8, 1663. This Charter was in force until the adoption by the State of the present 
Constitution, in November, 1842. It is said that Gov. A. was a son of William Arnold, one of 
the thirteen original proprietors of Providence; and it is thought he erected the old stone mill in 
Newport, as a clause in his will refers to " my stone built wind grist mill." He owned the land 
where that ancient structure stands. — Hist. R. I. 

He was the eldest son of William Arnold, was born in England, Dec. 21, 1615, removed from 
Providence to Newport in 1653, and "made" the royal charter in 1663. He married Damaris, dau. 
of Stukeley Wescott, and had issue: Godsgift, Josiah, Benedict, jr., born about 1641, Freelove, 
Oliver, Caleb, Damaris, Priscilla, and Penelope. — Savage's Gen. Dict. 



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/ 

THOMAS, of Rehoboth, Mass., son of Jonathan Bliss, of Belstone, Eng- 
land, was born at B., and upon the death of his father in 1636, emigrated to 
America, landing at Boston, whence he removed to Braintree.Mass., thence 
to Hartford, Conn., and from there back to Weymouth, near Braintree, 
Mass., from which place he removed in 1643 with many others and com- 
nenced a new settlement which they called Rehoboth. f He was made a free- 
man in Cambridge, Mass., May 18th, 1642, and in the Plymouth Colony Jan. 
4th, 1645. June 9th of the same year he drew a lot (No. 30,) on the Great 
Plain, in Seekonk. In 1646 he was appointed " to view the fence of the 
town lots," and in 1647 surveyor of highways. He died at Rehoboth in 
June 1649, and was undoubtedly buried in the old cemetery at Seekonk, 
Mass., (now Rurnford, East Providence, R. I.,) where the first pastor of 
the new colony was afterwards interred. But it is a matter of great regret 
that the authorities having the lands in charge have allowed the growth of 
unsightly weeds, bushes and brambles, to such an extent as to render the 
identification of the earlier graves well nigh impossible, even where the 
ravages of time have spared an occasional inscription. [And the same 
may be said of the old cemetery south of Rehoboth village.] Another un- 
fortunate circumstance during the early part of the nineteenth century, 
the destruction by fire of the records of the first church, has deprived their 

fThe original purchase of land of Massasoit, in 1641, comprising the town of Rehoboth, was 
" a tract eight miles square," and embraced what now constitutes the towns of Rehoboth, See 
konk, and Pawtucket ; the second purchase now forms a part of Swansey and Barrington ; and 
the third and last was called the " North Purchase," — now Attleboro, Mass., and Cumber- 
land, R. I. 

The celebrated Roger Williams, who believed it " the prerogative of man to think as he pleased 
and to speak as he thought," arrived at Rehoboth (then Seekonk) in the Spring of 1636, but 
soon crossed the stream and took up his abode in what is now the beautiful city of Providence, 
R.I. 

The first white settler within the original limits of Rehoboth was " one Master William Black- 
stone," a minister who settled there about 1637, and who is described as a sort of " Ishmaelite in 
religion," who left England through a dislike to the " Lord Bishops," and was early displeased, 
with the " Lord Brethren." He d. May 26, 1675. 

A number of emigrants from Hingham and Weymouth, Mass., soon settled at Seekonk, among 
whom were the Rev. Samuel Newman and a majority of his church at W., — Mr. Thomas Bliss 
being one of the number, — and in 1645 the proprietors were incorporated town wise under the 
bkvfiptural name of Rehoboth. 

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34 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

posterity of much valuable information concerning the first settlers in Re- 
hoboth. In the "N. E. Genealogical Register," vol. 4, p. 282, it is stated 
that Thomas Bliss 1 will was dated the 8th of June, 1649, and also that it 
was put into court on the 8th, — one of which statements has been consid- 
ered erroneous ; but perhaps the will was deposited, for safe keeping, in the 
hands of the person who officiated as surrogate. The instrument mentions 
his son Jonathan, to whom he devised his house; his eldest daughter, 
whose first name is not given, but is referred to as the wife of Thomas Wil- 
liams ; Mary, wife of Nathaniel Harmon, of Braintree ; son-in-law, Nicho- 
las Ide,f who was probably a son of his wife, Mrs. Ide, or Hyde, (by a 
previous husband,) who had perhaps married a daughter ; and his son, Na- 
thaniel. (His property was inventoried at £117, 16s, 4d.) We gather, 
then, that he had issue : 

20. *Jonathan, b. ab. 1625, d. ab. 1687. 

21. A daughter who m. Thomas Williams. 

22. Mary, who m. Nathaniel Harmon, Braintree, Mass. 

23. Nathaniel, of Rehoboth or Hingham, Mass., was probably married and had a family ; for 

there was a " Margaret, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss, b. at Hingham on the 12th of the 
9th month, (November?) 1649," which was the same year in which the first child of his 
brother Jonathan was born, — and there was no other Nathaniel in that neighborhood at 
that early date. It is possible, therefore, that Nathaniel settled in Hingham. And as 
no descendants have been found or identified bearing the family name, it is presumed 
he had no sons who lived to maturity. [The Town Clerk of Hingham writes that there 
is no record there of any Bliss family.] 

11.W 

THOMAS, of Hartford, Saybrook, and Nor/wich, Conn., (son of Thomas 
and Margaret Bliss, of Hartford, Conn.,) was born in England, and re- 
moved to America with his father in 1635. Soon after his father's death hp 
removed to Saybrook. Here his allotment of land was east of Connecticut 
River, in what is now Lyme, and his home lot lay between John Ompsted 
(Olmstead) on the north, and John Lay on the south. He sold his land 
here July 23, 1662, to John Comstock and Richard Smith, having removed 
his family to Norwich, % Conn., two or three years previous. He was mar- 
ried Oct. 30th, 1644, to a wife named Elizabeth, and they had six children 
born to them in Saybrook, and their seventh child, named Anne, born in 
1660, was the second English child born in Norwich. His allotment in 
Norwich was "next to Sergeant Leffingwell, (opposite, according to the 
ancient map,) on the street as it runs south, five acres and a fourth, with 



fit is not positvely known who this Nicholas Ide m., but he had a son, Lieut. Nicholas Ide, b. 
Nov. (1654?) whom. Dec. 27, (1678?) Mary Ormshy. Issue: Nathaniel, (d. March 14, 1702-3,) 
Jacob, Martha, Patience, John, and Benjamin,— all b. in Rehoboth, 1678-1693. By a second wife, 
Eliza, he had a son, Nicholas, jr., b. in Attleborough, July 25, 1697. Lieut. Nicholas d. June 5, 
1723. 

JThe town of Norwich was purchased from the Indian sachems of the Mohegan tribe in June, 
16*59, and settled that year by thirty-five men, most of whom were from Saybrook, Conn., Thom- 
as Bliss being one of the number. The following year, 1660, the Rev. James Fitch, pastor of the 
church at Saybrook, and the greater part of his church removed to Norwich, where Mr. F. offi- 
ciated as pastor until about the year 1696, when by reason of age and infirmity he resigned the 
pastorate, and in 1702 removed to the new town of Lebanon, Conn., where he soon died. The 
original tract of Norwich was " 9 miles square," the cons' leration given the Indians bei K 



FOURTH GENERATION. 35 

a lane on the south leading to a watering place at the river." This home- 
stead is still occupied by his descendants, (1880,) seven generations of the 
same name having successively inherited the homestead and dwelt therein, 
— the property being held under the original deed, — and the house itself, 
in its frame work is doubtless the original habitation built by the first 
grantee. In a country where the tenure is allodial, and there are no rights 
of primogeniture or entailment, instances of two hundred years of family 
ownership are not very common. 

In (1680 ?) Thomas Bliss and Matthew Griswold were appointed agents 
by the town of Saybrook to " lay out a lot of land to an Indian named The 
Giant," near Black Point, in what is now East Lyme, Conn. The locality 
is still called " The Giant's Neck." 

The energy, sound health, and good judgment of Thomas Bliss brought 
great prosperity, which is evidenced by his having made a will ; for only 
those who had considerable property to dispose of did so, as it was a 
very expensive affair in those days, for the tyranny and rapacity of Sir Ed- 
mund Andros compelled the colonists to carry every such instrument to 
Boston to prove, and have recorded, in order that he (Sir Edmund) might 
avail himself of the fees of that office towards supporting the state in which 
he aspired to live ; for he never appeared in the streets without guards, or 
two or three servants following him, — and it was quite as easy to obtain 
access to the King of England as to his ape, the governor of these colonies. 

Thomas Bliss' will is dated April 13th, 1688, two days before his deatli ; 
and in it provision was made for his wife Elizabeth and six daughters, and 
his only living son, Samuel, who was at that time thirty-one years of age. 
His estate was estimated at £182, 17s. 7d. He had land, besides his home 
lot, " over the river — on the Little Plain — at the Great Plain — at the Falls — 
in the Yantic meadow — in meadow at Beaver Brook — in pasture east of the 
town — and on Westward hill." Issue : 

24. Elizabeth, b. at Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 20, 1645, m. June 7, 1663, Edward Smith, of New- 

London, Conn. This couple, with their son John, ast. 15, died of an epidemic disease 
in 1689 — the son July 8th, the wife July 10th, and Mr. S. July 14th. A son, (Capt. 
Obadiah, b. 1677) and six daughters went to reside at Norwich with relatives. 

25. Sarah, b. at Saybrook, Aug. 26, 1647, rn. Dec. 1668, Thomas Sluman, Norwich, and had six 

children. He died in 16S3, and she afterwards m. April 8, 16S6, Dr. Solomon Tracy, of 
Norwich, by whom she had one son. She d. Aug. 29, 1730. Dr. T. died JulyO, 1732. 

26. Mart, b. at Saybrook, Conn., Feb. 7, 1649, m. about 1672-3, David son of Dea. Hugh and 

Ann Caulkins, of New London, Conn., (a "Welchnian who came to this country about 
1640, stopped at Marshfield for a short season, then removed to Lynn, Mass., thence 
to New London about 1652, and finally to Norwich, Conn., about 1659.) He had the 
estate of his father in that part of New London now known as Waterford, nearNian- 
tic. From this union has descended the modest and diligent historian of Norwich and 
New London, — Miss Frances M. Caulkins, who was widely known as one of the lead- 
ing antiquarian writers of her day. David Caulkins d. Nov. 25, 1717. 

27. Thomas, b. at Saybrook, Conn., March 3, 1652, d. Jan. 29, 1682, probably unmarried. 

28. Deliverance, b. at S., Aug. 10, 1655, m. June 8, 1682, Daniel Perkins, of Norwich, Conn. 

29. *Samuel, b. at S., Dec. 9, 1657, d. Dec. 30, 1731. 

30. Anne, b. at Norwich, Sept. 15, 1660, m. April 8, 1688, Josiah Rockwell, of N., and d. Feb. 

19, 1714-15. He d. March 18, 1728. Josiah Rockwell was a son of Josiah Rockwell 
and Rebecca Loomis, of Windsor? Conn. A son Daniel, b. Oct. 24, 1689, m. Nov. 23, 
1715, Tabitha Hartshorn, and d. in 1746, leaving several children, among whom was 
Daniel, jr., b. June 28, 1724, who m. Dec. 29, 1746, Mindwell Bliss, daughter of Samuel 
Bliss and Sarah Packer, of Norwich, Conn. 

31. Rebeckah, born at Norwich, March 18, 1663, m. April 8, 1686, Israel Lathrop, of N., and 

d. Aug. 22, 1737. He d. March 28, 1733. 



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36 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

NATHANIEL, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Thomas and Margaret Bliss, 
of Hartford, Conn.,) was born in England, came to America with his fa- 
ther in 1635, and removed to Springfield, Mass., with his mother in 1643, 
about seven years after that place was purchased from the Indians by Pyn- 
chon. Three years later, when they were well settled, he married Catha- 
rine, daughter of Dea. Samuel Chapin, of S., Nov. 20, 1646, a few days be- 
fore his sister Mary was married to Joseph Parsons. Nathaniel and Catha- 
rine Bliss had four children, Samuel who died aged one hundred and one 
and a half years ; Margaret, who married Nathaniel Foote ; Mary, and Na- 
thaniel ; the last lived to the age of eighty-three years, though the father 
died Nov. 8, 1654. before this Nathaniel was two years old. [Widow Catha- 
rine Bliss, about eight months after her husband's death, married Thomas 
Gilbert July 31, 1655 ; by him she had four more children, when he died 
June 5, 1662, and she soon married her third husband, Samuel Marshfield, 
Dec. 28, 1664, and by him she had her usual number of four children, 
making twelve in all. Not much time lost in mourning or widowhood : 
but times were hard for a widow with little children, and men at this time 
outnumbered the women in the colonies, and there was no lack of suitors 
for single women.] She died Feb. 4, 1712. Issue : 

32. *Samuel, b. Nov. 7, 1647, d. June 19, 1749. 

33. Margaret, b. Nov. 12, 1649, m. May 2, 1672, Nathaniel Foote, Colchester, Conn., where 

she d. April 3. 1745. He was b. at Wethersfield, Conn., Jan. 14, 1648-9, was the son of 
Nathaniel, and grandson of Nathaniel " the settler." He resided at Hatfield, Mass., 
two years, Springfield four years, and at Stratford and Branford, Conn., and lastly at 
Wethersfield, where he d. of consumption, Jan. 12, 1703. His family subsequently re- 
moved to " Jeremy's Farm," since and now called Colchester, Conn., — a tract of land 
on the road from Hartford to New London, owned by Jeremiah ^Adams, one of the 
first settlers of Hartford. Mr. Foote was a Quartermaster in the army during King 
Philip's war, and was in the fight at Turner's Falls (Conn. River) under the brave 
Capt. Turner, who, it is said, that night fought hand to hand with Philip himself. Next 
day Turner and most of his men were killed by the Indians, and Foote, though badly 
wounded, was one of the few who escaped. 

34. Mart, born Sept. 23, 1651, m. Feb. 27, 1670, Nathaniel Holcomb, farmer, and lived in Sims- 

bury, Conn. He was a son of Thomas Holcomb, of Windsor, and was b. Nov. 4, 1648. 

35. Nathaniel, b. March 27, 1653, d. Dec. 23, 1736. He. m. Dec. 28, 1676, Deborah (dau. of 

Q. M. Geo.) Colton, who died Nov. 26, 1733. No issue. He adopted Joshua Field as 
his principal heir. 

13. 

LAWRENCE, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Thomas and Margaret Bliss, 
of Hartford, Conn.,) was born in England, removed to America with his 
father in 1635, and married in Springfield, Oct. 25, 1654, to Lydia, daughter 
of Dea. Samuel and Margaret Wright, and died in 1676. [She afterwards 
married Oct. 31, 1678, John Norton, who died Aug. 24, 1687, and she then 
married John Lamb, Jan. 7, 1688 ; and after his death, Sept. 28, 1(590, she 
married March 1, 1692, Q. M. George Colton, father of Capt. Thomas. He 
died Feb. 13, 1699, and she died Dec. 17, 1699, aged about 64.] Issue: 

36. Lydia, b. Nov. 29, 1655, d. March 27, 1656. 

37. Sarah, b. May 11, and d. June 8, 1657. 

38. Sarah, b. April 4, 1658, buried Sept. 25, 1659. 

39. Samuel, b. June 7, and d. June 22, 1660. 

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FOURTH GENERATION. 37 

40. *Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1662, d. 1733. 

41. Hannah, b. May 26, 1665, m. Dec. 17, 1691, Capt. Thomas Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass., 

(son of Q. M. George Colton,) and d. Nov. 6, 1737. He was born May 11, 1651. 

42. Sarah, b. Nov. 27, 1667, [m. Dec. 13, 1695, George Webster?] Probably an error. She is 

supposed to have m. March 9, 1687, Samuel Smith, shoemaker, son of Chileab Smith 
and Hannah Hitchcock, of Hadley, Mass. He was b. 1664, and d. Aug. 4, 1724. She 
was 1. in 1742. It was probably her cousin Sarah, daughter of Samuel Bliss, who m. 
Dec. 13, 1695, George Webster. 

43. *William, b. April 28, 1670, d. March 15, 1733. 

44. *Pelatiah, b. Aug. 19, 1674, d. Jan. (June?) 2, 1747. 

14. 

SAMUEL, of Springfield, Mass., — called in the records " Samuel Bliss, 
sen., 11 — (son of Thomas and Margaret Bliss, of Hartford, Conn.,) was born 
in England in 1624, removed to America with his father in 1635, and mar- 
ried Nov. 10, 1664-5, to Mary, daughter of John and Sarah [Heath] Leon- 
ard, of Springfield. She was born Sept. 14, 1647, and died 1724. He died 
March 23, 1720, aged ninety-six years. Issue : 

45. Hannah, b. Dec. 20, 1666. John Haley, of Hadley, Mass., m. for his second wife, Hannah, 

dau. of Samuel Bliss, and d. about 1688. She" afterwards m. May 1, 1689, Simeon Smith. 

46. *Thomas, b. Feb. 8, 1668, d. Nov. 10, 1733.- 

47. Mart, b. Aug. 4, 1670, m. in 1687 Philip Smith, and d. Dec. 23, 1707, at East Hartford, 

Conn. He was a son of Lieut. Philip Smith and Rebecca Foot* of Hadley, Mass., was 
b. about 1665, and d. Jan. 25, 1725. 

48. *Jonathan, b. Jan. 5, 1672, d. about 1740. 

49. Martha, b. June 1, 1674, m. Nov. 10, 1697, Samuel Ely. 

50. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1677. She was probably the Sarah Bliss who m. Dec. 13, 1695, George 

Webster (b. Nov. 7, 1670) son of Thos. Webster and Abigail Alexander, and removed 
to Lebanon, Conn., about 1705. Her cousin Sarah, daughter of Lawrence Bliss, is 
supposed to have m. March 9, 1687, Samuel Smith, of Hadley, Mass. 

51. Experience, b. April 1, 1679, d. April 7, 1697. 

52. Merct, b. July 18, 1680, m. Dec. 30, 1703, John Ely. He was the fourth son of Samuel 

Ely, of West Springfield, was b. in Springfield in 1678 and d. in 1758. Issue: John, 
Reuben, Abner, Caleb, Noah, Mercy, (who m. Luke Bliss,) and Rachel. 

53. *Ebenezer, b. July 29, 1683, d. Sept. 7, 1717. 

54. Margaret, b. Sept. 11, 16S4, m. Jan. 16, 1707, to Samuel Colton, of Longmead w, Mass., 

(b. Jan. 17, 1679;) she d. Jan. 19, 1736. A daughter (Margaret) m. Jose a Frost of 
Newcastle, and afterwards, 1792, Judge Ichabod Rollins, of Somersworth, _4. H. 

55. Esther, b. April 2, 1688, m. May 10, 1716, Henry Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass. 

18. 

JOHN, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Thomas and Margaret Bliss, of 
Hartford, Conn.,) was born at Hartford about 1640, whence, after the death 
of his father, he was taken to Springfield by his mother, where he married, 
Oct. 7, 1667, Patience, daughter of Henryf and Ulalia Burt, of that place, re- 
moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1672, was there through his sister's fa- 
mous trial for witchcraft, returned to Springfield about the close of the year 
1685, and afterwards removed to Longmeadow, where he resided until his 
death, Sept. 10, 1702. She was b. Aug. 18, 1645, and d. Oct. 25, 1732. Issue : 

56. *John, b. Sept. 7, 1669, d. 1747. 

57. *Nathaniel, b. Jan. 26, 1671, d. 1751. 

58. *Thomas, b. Oct. 29, 1673, d. Aug. 12, 1758. 

59. Joseph, b. 1676, d. single, March 1, 1754. 

60. Hannah, b. Nov. 16, 1678, m. May 24, 1705, Henry Wright, Chicopee, Mass. She d. in 1760. 

61. Henry, b. Aug. 15, 1681, d. Nov. 30, 1684. 

62. *Ebenezer, b. 16S3, d. Nov. 4, 1761. 

f Henry Burt and Ulalia, his wife, emigrated from England to Roxbury, Mass., and thence 
removed to Springfield in 1640. 



38 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

19. 

Maj. JOHN, of Newport, R. I., (son of George Bliss, of Belstone, Eng- 
land, and of Newport,) born about 1645, is frequently referred to in the 
records of the colony of Rhode Island, and appears to have been an active 
citizen and a man of much influence in the colony. March 28th, 1667, " En- 
sign "John Bliss, with three others, was appointed a committee "to go 
from house to house and take a precise and exact account of all the arms, 
ammunition, and weapons of war each person is furnished with, or hath in 
his house fo spare to others, and in what condition with regard to service 
the same is in, and it to return to the Governor." He was admitted a free- 
man in Newport Oct. 28, 1668, was a Deputy in the General Assembly in 
1679 and 1683, was chosen by the freemen as a member of the Town Coun- 
cil June 4, 1689, and again June 11, 1690. In 1693, " Capt." John Bliss 
(and three others) " was authorized to view what ammunition is [needed 
for the] guns, and to provide such that is wanting for them and other uses, 
out of ye monies due upon ye account of ye whole money being delivered 
or ordered them by ye Town Treasurer, as they may have ocation, by or- 
der of ye Governor or any two magistrates." Jan. 1, 1695, he was again 
chosen Deputy to the General Assembly, and appointed " Major " of the 
island. Jan. 29, 1695, an acre of land was granted to Maj. John Bliss, on 
which to erect a mill. Nov. 29, 1715, a deed of 102 acres of land was given 
" to my son Josiah," signed by John and Damaris Bliss. 

He was married Jan. 24, 1666, to Damaris, daughter of Gov. Benedict 
Arnold, of the Rhode Island Colony — who gave "a parcel of land in the 
precincts of Newport to her in his will, dated in 1677. The name of Dama- 
ris Bliss is found in the Seventh Day Baptist Church records for the year 
1692. Issue : 

63. A son, b. Sept. 29, d. Oct. 18, 1668. 

64. Damaris, b. May 25, 1670, d. June 29, 1672. 

65. Freelove, b. Nov. 16, 1672. 

66. John, b. Oct. 22, 1674. 

67. Henry. 

68. *Josiah, b. about 1685-6, d. about 1748. 

69. *George, b. Oct. 25, (about 1690-3.) 

70. Marct, b. " " " 



FIFTH GENERATION, 



30. 

JONATHAN, blacksmith, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and 
Mistress Ide, of R.,) was bom in England about 1625. He was admitted 
as a freeman in the Plymouth Colony in 1655, but as his eldest son was born 
in 1649, it could not be that he had then (1655) just reached his majority. 
May 24th, 1652, he was appointed " way-warden" in town meeting at Re- 
hoboth, and in 1655, May 17th, grand-juryman ; he was accepted as a free- 
man Feb. 22, 1658, and drew a lot in the meadows on the north side of the 
town June 22, 1658 ; he was one of the eighty who made the Rehoboth 
North Purchase in 1666 ; and May 26th, 1668, drew a lot in the third or 
"North Purchase," (March 18th, 1668, according to Daggett's History of 
Attleborough.) 

There is a vague tradition in the family that he came from England with 
two brothers, about the year 1647-8. Such a tradition is common to so 
man yfamilies that little significance is attached to it ; but it is possible (not 
probable) that he came, over about the time named, with the mother and 
other children, after the father had arranged for them a home, — the story 
of three brothers growing out of the circumstance that there were his father, 
himself, and a brother Nathaniel — three of the name of Bliss — among the 
early settlers of Rehoboth. 

Jonathan Bliss was married about 1648, to Miriam Harmon, (probably a 
sister of the husband of his sister Mary,) and died about the beginning of 
the year 1687. His estate was inventoried at £99, 15s, 9d, — sworn to, March 
23, 1687, by his son Jonathan, before Sir Edmund Andros, in Boston. Issue : 

71. *Ephkaim, b. Feb. 5, 1649. 

72. Rachel, b. Dec. 1, 1651, m. Oct. 28, 1674, Tbomas Manning, of Swansey, Mass. 

73. Jonathan, b. March 4, 1653, d. tbe same year. 

74. Makt, b. Sept. 31, 1655. 

75. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1657, m. June 25, 1684, James Tburber. 

76. *Samuel, b. June 24, 1660, d. Aug. 28, 1720. 

77. Martha, b. April 1663. 

78. ^Jonathan, (sometimes recorded as Timothy,) b. Sept. 17, 1666, d. Oct 16, 1719. 

79. Dorithy, b. Jan. 27, 1668, m. June 26, 1690, James Carpenter. 

80. Bethia, b. Aug. 1671, m. April 15, 1695, Daniel Carpenter. She d. Feb. 27, 1702-3. He was 

a son of William Carpenter and Miriam Searles, of R., and was b. Oct. 8, 1669. Issue : • 
Daniel, jr., b. Nov. 8, 1695, married Susannah Lyon, of Woodstock, Jft. ; Jabee; and 
Eleazer. He was aft. m. March 30, 1704, to Elizabeth Butterworth, and afterwards to 
Margaret Hunt, and aft. to Mary Hyde. He died Sept. 14, 1721. [His sister Miriam, 
b. Oct. 26, 1674, m. June 23, 1691, Jonathan Bliss, a brother of his first wife.] 



40 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

29. 

SAMUEL, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bliss, of N.) 
was born at Saybrook, Conn., Dec. 9, 1657, and married Dec. 8, 1681, to 
Anne, daughter of Dea. John Elderkin, one of the early settlers arid pro- 
prietors of Norwich. She was considered one of the finest young ladies in 
the town — fine in those days consisting of thrift, intelligence, and useful- 
ness. She outlived her husband nearly twenty years, and died May 17, 
1748. He died Dec. 30, 1729 ? It is said he purchased of the Indian chief, 
Oweneco, in 1704-7, lands located in the town of Lebanon, Conn., about 
one mile east or northeast of the village, near the old burial grouud. Issue : 

81. *Thomas, b. Sept. 6, 1682, d. in 1719. 

82. *Samuel, b. Nov. 13, 1684, d. Sept. 20, 1763. 

83. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1687, m. April 25, 1710, Capt. Daniel Wbite, of Hatfield, Mass., and 

Windsor, Conn., (being his third -wife,) and d. at N., July 2, 1757. He was a son of 
Lieut. Daniel White, of Hatfield, where he was b. July 4, 1671, and d. June 22, 1726. 
Issue : — Seth, Lucy, Elizabeth, and Oliver. 

84. *John, b. Oct. 23, 1690, d. Feb. 1, 1741. 

85. *Pelatiah, b. Nov. 17, 1697, d. 1765. 

86. Thankful, b. March 7, 1700, m. April 6, 1719, Joseph Willoughby, of Norwich. 

32.1/ 

SAMUEL, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Catha- 
rine Chapin, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at S., Nov. 7, 1647, lived to 
the advanced age of one hundred and one and one-half years, and left, at 
his death, according to the " Boston News Letter," six children, thirty- 
eight grand-children, oue hundred and fourteen great-grandchildren, and 
ten great-great-grand-children, making a total of one hundred and sixty- 
eight. He was married Jan. 2, 1672, to Sarah (daughter of Thomas and 
Hannah) Stebbins, who was born August 18, 1654, and died Nov, 6, 1721. 
He died June 19, 1749. Issue : 

87. Samuel, b. Aug. 10, 1677, d. Aug. 31, 1692. 

88. *Nathaniel, b. Sept. 8, 1679, d. March 12, 1751. 

89. Sabah, b. Oct. 1681, m. Jan. 15, 1702, Nathaniel Mighel, of Westfield, Mass., by whom she 

had one son, Nathaniel Bliss Mighel. She aft. m. April 23, 1712, William Nichols. 

90. Margaret, b. Nov. 23, 1683, m. Jan. 31, 1701, Benj. (son of Daniel and Elizabeth) Cooley. 

91. *Thomas, b. Jan. 22, 1685, d. Sept. 4, 1767. 

92. Hannah, b. Aug. 1687, m. Jan. 9, 1707, Ebenezer Warner, of Springfield, Mass., and had a 

son Samuel, b. Oct. 3, 1708. She d. April 15, 1711. 

93. *John, b. Nov. 4, 1690, d. Oct. 8, 1784. 

94. *Samuel, b. April 25, 1694, d. Dec. 21, 1724. 

95. *Ebenezer, b. March 4, 1696, d. Aug. 29, 1784. 

40. 

SAMUEL, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Lawrence Bliss and Lydia 
Wright of S.,) was born Aug. 16, 1662, and married Jan. 21, 1686-7 to 
Hannah, daughter of John Stiles and Dorcas Burt, of Windsor, Conn. She 
was born at Windsor, March 23, 1664-5. and died Dec. 8, 1704. (He after- 
wards married Oct. 3, 1705, Elizabeth Brace, of Hartford, Conn., who died 
March 21, 1724.) He died March 15, 1733. Issue : 

96. Hannah, b. May 1, 1689, m. Dec. 24, 1713, Joseph Warriner, of Springfield. 

97. Sarah, b. Jan. [July?] 6, 1692, d. Feb. 10, 1707. 

98. Lydia, b. Nov. 24, 1695, m. Nov. 1, 1732, Nathan ColHns. 

99. *Samuel, b. March 20, [29?] 1701. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 41 

43. 

WILLIAM, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Lawrence Bliss and Lydia 
Wright, of S.) was born April 28, 1670, and married Oct. 12, 1710, to Mar- 
garet, daughter of David and Margaret Lombard, who died Nov. 9, 1759. 
He died March 15, 1733. Issue : 

100. *William, b. July 1, 1711, d. in April, 1758. 

101. Margaret, twin with William, d. July 7. 1711. 

102. Margaret, b. June 3, 1715, rn. July 30, 1747, James Burt. 

103. Abigail, b. July 20, 1717, m. Jan. 7, 1733, Nathan Blodgett. 

104. Lydia, b. March 12, 1720. 

105. *David, b. Dec. 19, 1722, d. Dec. 12, 1760. 

44. 

PELATIAH, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Lawrence Bliss and Lydia 
Wright, of S.,) was born Aug. 19, 1674, and m. April 21, 1698, to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Luke and Sarah Hitchcock, who was born in 1679, and 
died March 28, 1756. He resided on the site of the Chicopee Bank. His 
death occurred 1747. Issue : 

106. Jonathan, (Dr.,) b. March 6, 1699. He was m. in December 1735, to Rebecca Stoughton, 

of Windsor, Conn., but had no issue. He gave the greater portion of his estate to his 
niece, Elizabeth, a dau. of his sister, Elizabeth, and Josiah Day. He d. Oct. 29, 1761. 

107. *Pelatiah, b. March 3, 1701, d. Sept. 5, 1764. 

108. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 11, 1704, m. Feb. 25, 1731, Josiah, son of Samuel and Mary (Dumble- 

ton) Day, of West Springfield, and d. Aug. 25-6, 1739. Issue : 1. Moses, b. in 1732. 
2. Gideon, b. 1733. 3. Elizabeth, b. 1736. 4. Aaron, h. 1738. The father was after- 
wards m. Dec. 24, 1748, to Hannah Ingraham, and d. Jan. 15, 1770, set. 60. 

109. Thankful, b. Jan. 31, and d. Feb. 24, 1706. 

110. William, b. July 19, 1707, d. single, March 8, 1727. 

111. *Luke, b. Feb. 2, 1711, d. Sept. 23, 1761. 

112. Sarah, b. Oct. 16, 1712, m. Dec. 14, 1738, William, son of Col. John and Bathsheba Pyn- 

chon, and d. Feb. 21, 1796. He was b. Nov. 11, 1703. Issue : William, John and Sarah. 

113. *Caleb, b. Feb. 16, 1717 d. May 22, 1758. 

114. *Moses, b. Aug. 6, 1720, d. Oct. 23, 1761. 

46. 

THOMAS, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary Leon- 
ard, of S.,) was born in February or March (8th?) 1668, and married to. 
Haimah Cadwell. He died Nov 10, 1733. Issue : 

115. Hannah, b. Aug. 12, 1699, m. Dec. 1, 1724, Samuel Hubbard, of Brimfield, Mass., and died 

in Feb. 1781. He was a son of Daniel Hubbard and Esther Rice, of Springfield, was 
b. April 9, 1697, and died Jan. 12, 1750. 

116. *Samuel, b. March 5, 1701, d. Feb. 21, 1771. 

117. Martha, b. Jan. 8, 1703, m. May (Aug?) 15, 1723, Benjamin Parsons, of Palmer, Mass., 

and d. July 17, 1760. He was a son of Ebenezer Parsons and Margaret Marshfield, of 
West Springfield, was b. Dec. 15, 1696, and d. in Swanzey, N. H. 

118. *Thomas, b. April 20, 1704, d. Sept. 10, 1750. 

119. *Ichabod, b. Dec. 19, 1705, d. Aug. 16, 1766. 

120. Rachel, b. Sept. 8, 1707, m. Jan. 7, 1729, Nathan Sikes. 

121. *Abel, b. Feb, 18, 1708-9, d. April 30, 1762. 

122. Mart, b. Oct. 21, 1710, m. Jan. 16, 1731, Jonathan Sikes. 

123. *Timothy, b. March 2, 1713, d. Aug. 18, 1769. 

124". *Daniel, b. Jan. (June?) 21, 1715, d. May 11, 1764. 

125. *It is thought there was a son Aaron, b. in 1717. 

126. *Edward, b. June 27, 1719, d. July 23, 1802. 

127. Elizabeth, b. in Nov. 1722, m. Nathan Flagg, of Concord, Mass. 

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42 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

48. 

JONATHAN, of East Windsor, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary- 
Leonard, of Springfield, Mass.,) born Jan. 5, 1672, bought lands in East 
Windsor, Dec. 28, 1724, of " Samuel Sweet," but was j>reviously a resident 
there. As — in the report of a committee on the survey of lands called the 
"Equivalent," and belonging to Windsor, dated May 1, 1743, — "Lot No. 
79, containing eighteen acres and one hundred rods in the first or west 
Tier," which commenced at the Bolton, (now Vernon) line, and ended with 
No. 98, at the Enfield line, was set off to " Jonathan Bliss' heirs," he must 
have died not long previously. He was married March 7, 1702, to Sarah, 
daughter of Benjamin and Hannah Eggleston, of Enfield, Conn., and died 
about 1740. She was born April 20, 1683. Issue : 

128. Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1706, m. Dec. 13, 1733, Thomas Muggleston, of Windsor, Conn. Issue: 

Mary, b. Dec. 23, 1734; Lucy, b. Oct. 11, 1736. 

129. *Jonathan, b. Jan. 4, 1712, d. April 1799. 

It is thought the mother afterwards married Sept. 17, 1740, as the second 
wife of Jonathan Kilbourn, of Litchfield, Conn. He was a son of George 
Kilbourn and Abigail Atwood, was born in Wethersfield, Conn., March 17, 
1703, and died in Litchfield about 1777. 

53. 

EBENEZER, of Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Samuel Bliss and 
Mary Leonard of S.,) was born July 29, 1683, was married in Jan., 1707, 
to Mary daughter of John and Mary Clark Gaylord (born about 1688-9) of 
Windsor, Conn., where in 1715 he purchased sixty-three acres of land of 
Jeremiah Burgess. He died Sept. 7, 1717. Issue : 

130. *Jedediah, b. Feb. 7, 1709, d. Nov. 30, 1777. 

131. *Ebenezer, b. Aug. 17, 1710, d. about 1776. 

132. Anne, b. July 27, 1712, m. March 24, 1777, Charles Brewer. 

133. Moses, b. Aug. 9, 1714, d. single, May 13, 1&34. 

134. Mart, b. March 14, 1716, m. April 22, 1736. Isaac Brewer. He was the fourth son of Rev. 

Daniel and Catharine [Chauncey] Brewer, of Springfield, Mass., where he was b. Nov. 
25, 1713. He was a farmer in Wilbraham, Mass., and d. May 9, 1788. Mary, his wife, 
d. May 30, 1759. Their daughter Catharine, (b. June 8, 1738,) m. March 8, 1759, Oliver 
Bliss, of Wilbraham. 

135. Martha, b. Dec. 27, 1717, two months after her father's death, d. Dec. 20, 1719. 

56. 

JOHN, of Enfield and Lebanon, Conn., (son of John Bliss and Patience 
Burt, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Sept. 7, 1669, was made a free- 
man in Springfield, Mass., Dec. 19, 1690, and removed from Enfield to 
Lebanon (where Ms two younger children were born,) about 1703. He was 
married Jan. 11, 1693, to Anna, daughter of Samuel and Ann Terry, of 
Springfield. His second wife's name was Hannah — the last two children 
being: her's. It is believed he was one of the first settlers in the town of 
Lebanon, where he died in 1747. Issue : 

136. Ann, b. Jan. 6, 1694, d. March 27, 1698. 

137. *John, b. Dec. 25, 1695. 

138. Ann? 



FIFTH GENERATION. 43 



139. *Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1699, d. Dec. 15, 1761. 

140. Hannah, b. Jan. 4, 1702. 

141. *Ebenezer, b. Oct. 30, 1709. 

142. *Azabiah, b. April 7, 1714. 

57. 

NATHANIEL, of Springfield, Mass., and Enfield and Lebanon, Conn., 
(son of John Bliss and Patience Burt, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born 
Jan. 26, 1671, and married in Springfield, Feb. 3, 1697, to Mary Wright of 
S., where he resided at the date of the birth of his first child, which is on 
the Springfield record. His second and third children were born in En- 
field, and the two younger ones in Lebanon, where he died in 1751. Issue : 

143. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 16, 1698, d. in infancy. 

144. *Henbt, b. Oct. 25, 1701, d. Aug. 28, 1761. 

145. *Nathaniel, b. Oct. 26, 1704. 

146. Mart, b. March 3, 1705-6, m. Feb. 1, 1748, Moses Hatch. 

147. Martha, b. Oct. 30, 1709, m. Jan. 29, 1730, Jabez (son of Samuel) Lyman, of L., [b. Oct. 

10, 1702.] 

58. 

THOMAS, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of John Bliss and Patience Burt, 
of Longmeadow,) was born Oct. 29, 1673, and married May 27, 1714, to 
Mary, daughter of William and Margaret Macranny, who was born Nov. 
2, 1690, and died March 30, 1761. He died Aug. 12, 1758. Issue : 

148. Mart, b. Dec. 4, 1715, m. Feb. 3, 1736, Nicholas Holbrook, Lebanon, Conn. 

149. Thomas, b. May 30, 1719, m. Rachel Parsons, of Northampton, Mass., and died May 24, 

1747. No issue. 

150. Henry, b. Dec. 5, 1722, d. in infancy. 

151. *Henrt, b. Aug. 21, 1726, d. Feb. 8, 1761. 

62. 

EBENEZER, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of John Bliss and Patience 
Burt, of L.,) was born in 1683, and married July 23, 1723, to Joanna, 
daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Lamb. She was born June 17, 1695, and 
died May 18, 1768. He died Nov. 4, 1761. Issue : 

152. Joanna, b. Dec. 10, 1723, m. Sept. 23, 1773, to Dea. Nehemiah Estabrook, of Lebanon, N. 

H. No issue. 

153. *Ebenezer, b. Dec. 7, 1725, d. March 2, 1808. 

154. Noah, b. Jan. 12, 1728, d. July 19, 1750. No issue. 

155. Rebecca, b. Oct. 15, 1729, m. May 12, 1774, to Eli Cooley, and d. childless, Oct. 3, 1787. 

156. ^Stephen, b. Feb. 26, 1732, d. Feb. [Oct.?] 13, 1806. 

157. *Joel, b. June 18, 1734. 

158. *John, b. June [6, O. S.] 17, 1736, d. Feb. 13, 1790. 

159. Eunice, b. June 25, 1739, m. Feb. 22, 1775, Aaron Day, (son of Josiah Day and Elizabeth 

Bliss,) of West Springfield, Mass., and d. Dec. 6, 1818. He was b. Jan. 2, 1738, and d. 
Jan. 17, 1827. Issue : 1. Eunice, b. Jan. 15, 1776, m. Sept. 10, 1817, Gad Bliss, of Long- 
meadow. 2. Aaron, b. Oct. 23, 1777, d. 1779. 3. Aaron, b. Sept. 14, 1780. 4. Gad, 
b. April 21, 1784. 

68. 

JOSIAH, of Middletown, R. I., (son of Maj. John Bliss and Damans Ar- 
nold, of Newport, R. I.,) was born about 1685-6, was admitted as a free- 
man Jan. 28, 1707, was at different times appointed to various town offices, 



44 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

and was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, [baptised 
Oct. 29, 1712,] till his death, about 1747-48, — the record oi administrator's 
receipts upon his estate bearing date Jan. 31, 1749. He was married to a 
widow Belcher. Issue : 

160. Elizabeth, m. 1739, Christopher Clarke, of Newport. 

161. *Henry, h. in 1722, d. May 10, 1805. 

162. Sarah, (sup.) m. Dec. 30, 1756, Henry Lyon, of N. 

163. Amy. 

164. *William, b. Feb. 5, 1728, d. May 4, 1808. 

165. Martha, b. 1739, m. John Vars, and d. Nov. 27, 1815. He d. April 23, 1811, set. 75. 

69. 

GEORGE, of Newport, R. I., (son of Maj. John Bliss and Damaris Ar- 
nold, of Newport,) was born Oct. 25, [about 1690-3,] was admitted a freeman 

April 27, 1715, and married to Sarah . She was born July 6, 1693, 

[O. S.,] and died at Freetown, Mass., July 20, 1793. Issue : 

166. Henry, b. about 1716, (sup.) m. Nov. 1741, Mary Clarke. 

167. *WrxLiAM, b. about 1718. 

168. John, b. March 17, 1720. 

169. Patience, b. 1732, d. single, Oct. 28, 1809. 

170. Phebe, b. 1733, d. single, Jan. 2, 1809. [Patience and her sister, Phebe, kept a select 

school for young ladies, at Assonet, Mass., teaching embroidery and the usual accom- 
plisrnents of those days. They resided, died, and were buried at A., to which place, 
(with their mother,) they removed from Rhode Island, during the revolutionary war.l 



SIXTH GENERATION. 



71. 

EPHRATM, of Braintree, Quincy, Scituate and Rehoboth, Mass., and 
Providence, R. I., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Harmon, of Reho- 
both,) was born at R., Feb. 5, 1649, married and had issue : 

171. *Jonathan, b. at Braintree, about 1672-3. 

172. Mart. 

173. Thomas. 

174. Ephraim, m. Mary , and resided at Rehoboth. She was b. 1702, and d. Nov. 14, 1730. 

175. Daniel. 

76. 

SAMUEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Har- 
mon, of R.,) was born in R., June 24, 1660, and married April 15, 1685, 
[4?] to Mary Kendrick, who died Feb. 8, 1705-6. He died Aug. 28, 1720. 
Issue : 

176. Thomas, b. Feb. 28, 1685. 

177. Ruth, b. Nov. 11, 1687, m. Nov. 10, 1709, as his second wife, Samuel "Walker, of R., (son 

of Samuel Walker and Martha Ide,) who was b. Nov. 11, 1682. [Martha Ide was b. 
about 1654, was probably a sister of Lieut. Nicholas Ide, and a grand-daughter of Mrs. 
Ide who m. the first Thomas Bliss, of Rehoboth.] Mr. Walker d. Aug. 23, 1712, and 
she was aft. m. in Jan. 1713-14, to Noah Saben. A son, Noah, jr., b. Nov. 10, 1714, re- 
moved to Putney, Vt., and died March 10, 1811. 

178. ANNE, b. March 16, 1689. 

179. Rachel, b. Nov. 1, 1691, d. Feb. 1715. 

180. Mart, b. Nov. 13, 1693, m. Dec. 24, 1724, Jonathan Whittaker, of Rehoboth. 

181. *Samuel, b. Sept. 7, 1695. 

182. * Abraham, b. Oct. 28, 1697, d. in 1787. 

183. Timotht, b. May 21, 1700. 

184. *Nathaniel, b. Aug. 28, 1702. 

Rehoboth records show the marriage of Samuel Bliss in Sept. 1711, to 
Rebeckah Polly, of that town, — probably a second marriage of the father of 
the above family. Issue : 

185. John, b. about 1712. 

78. 

JONATHAN", of Rehoboth, Mass., blacksmith, (son of Jonathan Bliss 
and Miriam Harmon, of R.,) was born at R., Sept. 17, 1666, became a man 
of standing and influence in the town, and held a variety of offices therein. 
It is said that he gave the land for the old cemetery about two miles south 
of Rehoboth village, whereon a church was built. He was married June 23, 



46 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1691, to Miriam Carpenter. She was born Oct. 26, 1674, and died May 21, 
1706. [Miriam Carpenter was a daughter of William Carpenter and Miriam 
Searls, of R. ; her brother Daniel, b. Oct. 8, 1669, married April 15, 1695, 
Bethia Bliss, the youngest sister of her husband.] Issue : 

186. ^Jonathan, b. June 5, 1692, d. May 3, 1770. 

187. Jacob, b. March 21, 1694, d. Sept. 6, 1720, probably un. m. 

188. Ephraim, b. Dec. 28, 1695, d. in infancy. 

189. *Elisha, b. Oct. 4, 1697, d. March 15, 1793. 

190. *Ephraim, b. Aug 15, 1699. 

191. *Daniel, b. Jan. 21, 1702, d. Aug. 25, 1782. 

192. Noah, b. May 18, and d. Sept. 20, 1704. 

193. Miriam, b. Aug. 9, 1705, m. Feb. 20, 1729, Enoch Hunt, of Rehoboth. 

The father was afterwards married April 10, 1711, to Mary French, of 
Rehoboth. He died Oct. 16, 1719. [She afterwards married Oct. 25, 1752, 
as third wife of Peter Hunt, of R., and died Dec. 10, 1754, aged 70. Mr. H. 
was afterwards married and died Jan. 2, 1760, aged 77.] Issue : 

194. Mary, b. Nov. 23, 1712, m. July 1, [13, N. S.] 1731, Joseph Peck, of Rehoboth. He was a 

son of Jathniel and Sarah Peck, of R., was b. April 18, 1702, and d. ab. 1737-8. It is 
supposed she afterwards m. a Mr. Fuller. 

195. Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1715, in. Oct. 27, 1737, Timothy Fuller, of Rehoboth. 

196. Bethiah, b. May 10, 1716, d. July 24, 1738. 

197. Rachel, b. Aug. 10, 1719, m. Oct 2, 1740, Aaron Fuller, of R., who d. May 2, 1789, set. 73. 

" Bethiah," his [second?] wife, d. April 16, 1765, set. 44. 

81. 

THOMAS, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Anne Elderkin, 
of N.,) was born Sept. 6, 1682, and married at Norwich, May 27, 1708, to 
Mary Loomer. He was bitten by a rattlesnake, and died in June, 1719. 
Issue, born in Norwich : 

198. Thomas, b. June 26, 1709, d. in June, 1719. 

199. *Samuel, b. July 3, 1712, d. July 30, 1804. 

200. *Elijah, b. March 30, 1715. 

201. Elizabeth. 

82. 

SAMUEL, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Anne Elderkin, 
of N.,) was born Nov. 13, 1684, and married April 21, 1715 to Sarah Packer, 
who died Oct. 18, 1775. He died Sept. 20- 1763. Issue : 

202. *John, b. May 16, 1717, d. April 15, 1809. 

203. Desire, b. May 26, 1719, m. George Dennis, of Norwich, and d. Oct. 16, 1805. 

204. Thankful, b. June 29, 1721, m. Nov. 10, 1746, Benj. Dennis, of N., and d. Nov. 23, 1793. 

205. Freelove, b. Nov. 10, 1723, m. Dec. 25, 1754, Nehemiah Corning, and d. at Preston, Conn., 

Nov. 8, 1807. He was b. at Norwich, Conn., April 25, 1717, and d. Oct. 7, 1797. Issue : 
1. Mary, b. Sept. 27, 1755, n. in. 2. Uriah, b. March 20, 175S, m. Aug. 24, 1780, Eliza- 
beth Willett, (b. April 28, 1757,) who d. March 30, 1S50 ; lie d. May 5, 1851. 3. Amos, 
b. April 20, 1760, m. about 1787, Aletta Burtis, and d. Oct. 14, 1337. 4. Bliss, b. Oct. 
30, 1763, m. Lucinda Smith, of Preston, Conn., resided in Norwich, and afterwards in 
Chatham, N. Y., and d. Feb. 10, 1847; seven children, one of whom was the late Hon. 
Erastus Corning, of Albany, N. Y. 5. Cyrus, b. March 12, 1766, m. Lucy Geer, of 
Poquetannock, Conn., and d. June 16, 1827. 

206. Mindwell, b. April 22, 1726, m. Dec. 29, 1746, her second cousin, Daniel Rockwell, grand- 

son of Josiah Rockwell and Ann Bliss, of Norwich, and d. March 15, 1765. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 47 

84. 

Rev. JOHN, of Hebron, Conn., son of Samuel Bliss and Anne Elder- 
kin, of Norwich, Conn., was born at Norwich, Oct. 23, 1690, graduated at 
Yale College, f (then located at Saybrook, Conn.,) in 1710, and was ordained 
as the first settled pastor of the Congregational Church in Hebron, in Octo- 
ber 1717. Previously, in 1715, he had labored with this church on a salary 
of £50 per year, and they had agreed to convey to him and his heirs one 
hundred acres of land on the east side of the road, and sixty on the west 
side of the plain, and also the meadow called the minister's meadow, (south 
of Godfrey Hill.) He was ordained as their first pastor in 1717, and dis- 
missed in 1734, and, with others, was fined by the county court in Hartford, 
in June, 1735, on account of " dissenting" views entertained by him. Af- 
ter his dismissal he declared for Episcopacy with a number of warm adhe- 
rents, and thus began the Episcopal Church on the plain now known as 
Godfrey Hill, where the first Episcopal Church edifice was erected in 1735. 
Mr. B. did not take holy orders in the Episcopal Church, but officiated as a 
Lay Reader more or less regularly from 1734 till 1741, — the date of his 
death. He was the "first dissenting minister" of Hebron, — was much 
esteemed as a pious and devoted Christian, and his death was universally 
regretted. He was married about 1709-10 to Anna , and had issue : 

207. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 14, 1711, m. Capt. Solomon Phelps, of Marlboro, Conn. 

208. *John, b. Dec. 22, 1713. 

209. Constant, b. 1715, was stationed as one of Capt. Holson's soldiers on the frontier in the 

" old French War," and was shot and scalped in a battle with the Indians (Aug. 22, 
1746,) near Deerrield, Mass., as he, with nine or ten others, was marching from Deer- 
field to Colerain. It is supposed he had no family. — Doolittle's Hist. Northfield, 
Mass., pp. 374-5. 

210. Anna, b. March 1, 1717, d. Dec. 17, 1741. 

211. Mart, b. Oct. 4, 1718, m. Aaron Wright, of Lyme, N. H. The Lebanon, Conu., records, 

and family tradition have it that she m. as his second wife, Daniel Bascum, of Lebanon. 
It may be that she was twice married. 

212. LiDniE, b. Jan. 23, 1721, m, Aug. 24, 1741, * pariah Brown, of Hebron. 

213. — " ie," (supposed to be Daniel,) b. , 20, 1723. 

214. *Sllvanus, b. Jan. 26, 1728. 

215. *Abiel, b. April 26, 1730, d. Aug. 26, 1755. 

216. A child, b. Nov. 20, d. Dec. 2, 1731. 

The mother died Feb. 2, 1732, and the father was afterwards married 
Dec. 11, 1732, to Mrs. Hannah (daughter of Dea. Phineas Post, of Colum- 
bia, Conn., and widow of Hon. David) Barber, of Hebron, who bore him 
two children, and after his death, which occurred Feb. 1, 1741, she mar- 
ried, Oct. 27, 1742, Capt. Benoni j.rumble4 Issue: 

217. *Ellis, b. Sept. 25, 1733, d. July 14, 1814. 

218. *Neziah, b. March 21, 1737, d. Aug. 31, 1787. 

fRev. Thomas Peters, (a brother of the celebrated Hugh Peters, of English historic fame,) es- 
tablished a school at Saybrook, Conn., about 1640-5, which eventually became the nucleus of 
Yale College. 

JThis name was spelled Trumble till 1755, after which it came to be spelled Trumbull. Capt. 
T. was the grandfather of Rev. Benj. Trumbull, the historian of Connecticut, and uncle of the 
first Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, Lebanon, Conn., — and was himself a grandson of the first emi- 
grant of that name who came from England, and in 1646 settled at Ipswich, Mass. Rev. Benja- 
min Trumbull, D. D., of North Haven, Conn., was the eldest son of Benjamin and Mary [Brown] 
Trumbull, (Trumble,) of Hebron, Conn., where he was b. Dec. 19, 1735, graduated at Yale, 1759, 
m. Dec. 4, 1760, "Martha, daughter of Ichabod Phelps, of IL, was ordained Dec. 25, 1760, and d. 
Feb. 2, 1820. He wrote a general History of the United States, and a complete History of Con- 
necticut. 



48 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

85. 

PELATIAH, of Montville, Conn., (then New London North Parish,) 
farmer, son of Samuel Bliss and Anne Elderkin, of Norwich, Conn., was 
born at N., Nov. 17, 1697, and married about 1725, to Mrs. Martha [Avery] 
Comstock, daughter of Samuel Avery and Elizabeth Ransford. [Her first 
husband, Peter Comstock, d. about 1731, leaving three children.] Issue: 

219. Althba, m. Joseph Comstock, and had a son Joseph, jr., b. June 4, 1749. 

220. Mary, m. Joshua Fargo. 

221. Abigail, b. 1735, m. Joshua Baker, and had issue : — 1. Mary, b. Nov. 14, 1757. 2. Abi- 

gail, b. April 25. 1760. 3. Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1763. 4. Parthenia, b. June 21, 
1765. 5. Joshua, b. Feb. 13, 1767. 6. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1769. 7. Ann Maiia, b. 
March 29, 1772. 8. Caleb, b. May 17, 1773. 9. Oliver, b. Dec. 29, 1776, m. Amy, dau. 
of Dea. Nathaniel Otis, and died Dec. 13, 1844 ; she was b. in 1782, and d. May 23, 1873 ; 
issue— Anna Otis Baker, b. March 18, 1803, living; Abisha Aiden, b. Feb. 29, 1804, d. 
in Dec, 1837; Marinett, b. April 18, 1805, d. 1810; Oliver Gardner, b. Sept. 17, 1807, d. 
1847; Edwin Bliss, b. Aug. 10, 1811, living; Henry Augustus, b. Oct. 29, 1823, to whom 
the compiler is indebted for most of the records of this family. 

222. Thankful, b. about 1737, m. Gideon Baker, and had issue : — 1. Alpheus, b. 1765, d. 

single. 2. Lebbeus, b. May 7, 1767, m. Mary Chapel. 3. Lemuel, b. 1769. 4. Elisha, 
b. 1771. 5. Bliss, b. 1773. 6. Sabra. 

223. Delight, b. 1739, m. Samuel Swaddle. 

224. Sarah, b. 1741, m. Joshua Ransom. 

225. Elizabeth, b. 1742, m. Joshua Jones. 

226. Anna, b. 1744, m. William Welch. 

227. Eliphal, (dau.) m. Elisha Scovil. 

228. *Pelatiah, jr. 

After the death of the mother, the father married Sarah [Harris] Brown, 
daughter of James Harris and Sarah Rogers, — and died about 1765. It is 
not known whether any of the children in this family were by the second 
wife. 

88. 

NATHANIEL, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah 
Stebbins of L.,) was born Sept. 8, 1679, and married Jan. 20, 1704, to Mary, 
daughter of David and Mary Morgan, (born Dec. 24, 1686,) who died Nov. 
22, 1739. He afterwards married, Dec. 6, 1742, Mary, widow of Joseph 
Cooley, of Somers, Conn., and died March 12, 1751. She was born Sept. 
3, 1694, and died April 2, 1773. Issue : 

229. *Nathanlel, b. Oct. 26, 1704, d. Nov. 23, 1771. 

230. Mary, b. Sept. 11, 1706, d. Jan. 17, 1725. 

231. Mercy, b. April 24, 1709, m. Oct. 12, 1732, to James Morgan. 

232. Hannah, b. May 26, 1711, d. July 19, 1712. 

233. Hannah, b. Oct. 1, 1713, m. Jan. 8, 1733, Jonathan Day, (son of Jona. Day and Mercy 

Burt, of Springfield) and died July 3, 1800. He was b. March 3, 1712, and d. of small 
pox, Dec. 3, (1760?) 

234. *Pelatiah, b. March 4, 1717, d. Oct. 24, 1789. 

235. Bathsheba, b. Aug. 30, 1722, m. April 23, 1742, Samuel, son of TVm. and Sarah Nichols, 

of Brimfield, Mass., and d. Feb. 15, 1794. 

236. Mary, b. July 31, and d. Aug. 2, 1725. 

237. *Abner, b. Aug. 19, 1726, d. April 20, 1782. 

91. 

THOMAS, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Steb- 
bins, of L.,) was b. Jan. 22, 1685, and married Nov. 2, 1710, to Sarah, 
daughter of James and Sarah Dorchester. She d. Sept. 16, 1745. Issue : 



SIXTH GENERATION. 49 

238. Sarah, b. Dec. 10, 1711, m. Oct. 9, 1733, Stephen, son of Samuel Stebbins, and removed 

from Longmeadow to "Wilbraham in 1741. 

239. Margaret, b. Aug. 3, 1715, m. Dec. 11, 1735, Jonathan Stebbins, and d. June 16, 1744. 

240. Miriam, b. Sept. 27, 1717, m. Feb. 1, 1737, Noah Hale and died Nov. 26, 1789. 

241. Jemima, b. May 15, 1720, m. June 30, 1742, "William King, of Wilbraham, Mass. 

242. Anna, b. April 24, 1722, d. single, May 2, 1772. 

243. Mart, b. Sept. 30, 1728, d. single, April 6, 1804. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 6, 1746, to Mehitable, widow of 
David Lombard, of Brimfield, Mass. She died July 28, 1780. He died 
Sept. 4, 1767. 

93. 

JOHN, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Steb- 
bins, of L.,) was b. Nov. 4, 1690, and married April 18, 1724, to Lydia 
Field, of Sunderland, Mass. She was born in 1695, and died Feb. 29, 1760. 
He died Oct. 8, 1784. Issue : 

244. *John, b. Feb. 1, 1727, d. Nov. 3, 1809. 

245. * Aaron, b. May 3, 1730, d. Feb. 1, 1810. 

94. 

SAMUEL, jr., of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah 
Stebbins, of L.,) was born April 25, 1694, and married Dec. 4, 1713, to 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Warriner, of Springfield, Mass. He was 
deranged during the last few years of his life, and died Dec. 21, 1724. [She 
afterwards married, Nov. 12, 1729, John Pease, of Enfield, Conn.] Issue : 

^-—■246. Abigail, b. in 1714, m. in 1740, John Charles, of Brimfield, Mass. 

247. Josiah, b. Oct. 8, 1716, and d. Oct. 27, 1716. 

248. Esther, b. Nov. 22, 1717, d. April 30, 1718. 

249. Esther, b. June 8, 1719. 

250. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 22, 1739, Seth Chapin, Somers, Conn. 

95. 

EBENEZER, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah 
Stebbins, of L.,) was born March 4, 1696, and married Jan. 29, 1719, to 
Sarah, daughter of Ephraim and Esther Colton, of Enfield, Conn. She 
was born in 1692, and died Jan. 14, 1780. After the birth of several of his 
children he removed to Enfield, but afterwards returned to L., where he 
died, Aug. 29, 1784. Issue : 

251. Catharine, b. Jan. 24, 1720, d. single, May 30, 1805. 

252. Esther, b. June 26, 1721, m. July 26, 1759, Dan'l Chandler, (b. Jan. 20, 1731-2,— son of Dea. 

Daniel Chandler and Sarah Keep,) of Enfield, and d. in Jan. 1793. He d. Jan. 22, 1805. 
No issue. He would go from Barkhamsted, Ct., to Enfield, alone, when quite blind. 

253. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 25, 1722, d. Jan. 24, 1723. 

254. *Ebenezeb, b. April 7, 1724, d. Oct. 20, 1787. 

255. *Josiah, b. Aug. 17, 1725, d. in Feb. 1805. 

256. *Isaac, b. Jan. 28, 1727, d. Sept. 30, 1809. 

257. Sarah, b. March 11, 1730, d. April 7, 1733. 

258. Ruth, b. June 16, 1732, m. Nov. 6, 1753, Samuel Warriner, of Tinmouth, Vt. 

259. *Samuel, b. April 2, 1734, d. Nov. 22, 1814. 

260. Sarah, b. March 1, 1736, m. Nov. 18, 1762, John Rumrill, of Enfield, Conn., son of John 

Rumrill and Abigail Chandler, of E., (b. Aug. 16, 1728, and d. Jan. 19, 1809.) He was 
a brother of Abigail Rumrill, who m. her brother Samuel. 

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50 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

99. 

SAMUEL, jr., of Springfield, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Hannah 
Stiles, of Springfield,) was born March 20, [29?] 1701, and married Feb. 
6, 1735, to Elizabeth Chapin, who died Oct. 6, 1750. Issue : 

261. *Nathan, b. March 30, 1738, d. May 7, 1808. 

262. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 13, 1740, d. single. 

The father afterwards married, in 1752, Silence Hitchcock, who died Oct. 
14, 1810. Issue : 

263. Samuel, b. June 3, 1754, d. about 1794, unmarried. 

264. Sarah, b. May 2, 1755, ra. 1784, Jeduthan Sanderson. 

265. *Justin, b. June 6, 1762, d. Oct. 14, 1805. 

100. 

WILLIAM, of Springfield, Mass., weaver, (son of William Bliss and Mar- 
garet Lombard, of Springfield,) was born July 1, 1711, and married in 1742, 
to Experience, daughter of David and Hannah [Bagg] White, of West 
Springfield. She was b. May 19, 1715. He died ol small pox, in April, 
1758. Issue : 

266. William, b. Sept. 18,1745, d. young. 

267. *William, b. Nov. 22, 1746, d. March [Nov. ?] 16, 1782. 
26S. *Gad, b. Feb. 6, 1748, d. Jan. 29, 1826. 

269. *Daniel, b. June 29, 1751, d. Dec. 25, 1810. 

270. Experience, b. Aug. 5, 1753, m. 1792, John Challomer. 

271. *Elijah, b. March 6, 1756. 

105. 

DAVID, ol Springfield, Mass., saddler, (son of William Bliss and Marga- 
ret Lombard, of S.,) was born Dec. 19, 1722, and married Dec. 6, 1757, to 
Miriam Sexton, (daughter of Judge Sexton,) of Enfield, Conn., and died 
suddenly, Dec. 12, 1760. He was for many years Town Constable. Issue : 

272. *David, jr., b. Sept. 24, 1758, d. in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 6, 1791. 

273. Miriam, b. Aug. 29, 1760, m. Rufus Tinker, of Westfield, aft. of Chester, Mass., and had 

a number of children, Reuben, afterwards a missionary to the Sandwich Islands, be- 
ing one of them. 

The mother, a most excellent woman, after nine years of widowhood, 
married a Mr. Grant, of Westfield, Mass., where she died after bearing 
three other children. 

107. 

PELATLlH, jr., of East Windsor, Conn., shoemaker, (son of Pelatiah 
Bliss and Elizabeth Hitchcock, of Springfield,) Mass., was b. March 3, 1701, 
and married in May, 1722, to Ann, daughter of John Stoughton, of Wind- 
sor. She died Sept. 26, 1736. Issue: 

274. *Pelatiah, 3d, b. March 23, 1723, d. Dec. 26, 1756. 

275. *Reuben, b. Dec. 14, 1726, d. Sept, 18, 1806. 

The father was afterwards married to Elizabeth Stoughton, of Windsor. 

He died Sept. 5, 1764. 

ill. 
Capt. LUKE, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Pelatiah Bliss and Elizabeth 
Hitchcock, of Springfield,) was born Feb. 2, 1711, and married in 1737 to 
Mercy, daughter of John and Mercy [Bliss] Ely, of West Springfield. She 
died March 16, 1758. Issue : 






SIXTH GENERATION. 51 

276. *LtJKE, jr., b. April 10, 1738, d. April 9, 1811. 

277. Lotus, b. June 17, 1739, grad. Yale 1756, and d. Apr. 6, 1768, unmarried. 
27S. Mercy, b. May 29, 1741. 

279. *Jonathan, b. Oct. 1, 17-42. d. Oct. 1, 1822. 

280. Martin, b. Aug. 3, 1747, d. Sept. 12, 1767, unmarried. 

The father was afterwards married, in October, 1759, to Rebecca Stough- 
ton, and died Sept. 23, 1761. [She was afterwards married, Dec. 16, 1763, 
to Edward Pynchon, Esq., and died Nov. 5, 1810, set. 89.] 

113. 

Dea. CALEB, of West Springfield, Mass., (son of Pelatiah Bliss and 
Elizabeth Hitchcock, of Springfield,) was born Feb. 16, 1717, and married 
in 1710, to Editha, daughter of Ebenezer and Mercy Day, of W. S. She 
was born Aug. 20, 1715. He died May 22, 1758. [She was afterwards mar- 
ried, Dec. 20, 1759, as the second wife of Dea. Jonathan White, of W. S., 
and of Middletown, Conn., and died Feb. 4, 1797. Dea. White died Oct. 
12, 1805, set. 95. Issue : 

281. Editha, b. and d. March 28, 1741. 

282. Editha, b. Feb. 1, and d. June 10, 1743. 

283. Elizabeth, b. July 25, 1744, m. Solomon Smith of W. S., and d. Jan. 21, 1808. 

284. Abel, b. and d. March 26, 1746. 

285. William, b. and d. Jan. 5, 1747. 

286. *Pelatiah, b. Dec 12, 1748, d. Oct. 29, 1828. 

287. *CALEB, b. Aug. 12, 1750, d. Dec. 15, 1825. 

288. William, b. Feb. 1, 1753, d. April 17, 1755. 

289. Editha, b. July 19, and d. Aug. 5, 1754. 

114. 

MOSES, of Springfield, Mass., shoemaker, (son of Pelatiah Bliss and 
Elizabeth Hitchcock, of S.,) was born Aug. 6, 1720, and married Dec. 10, 
1747, to Rachel, daughter of Capt. Isaac and Esther [Marshfield] Colton, 
of Longmeadow. She was born Sept. 9, 1723, and d. April 14, 1775. He 
died Oct. 23, 1761. Issue: 

290. Rachel, b. Sept. 3, 1748, m. March 2, 1775, as the second wife of her cousin, Luke Bliss. 

291. Esther, b. March 20, 1749-50, m. Oct. 16, 1774, Joseph Talcott, of Hartford, Conn., and 

d. in 1819. 

292. *Moses, b. Jan. 1, 1753, d. March 1, 1842. 

293. . Lois, b. March 23, 1756, d. 1825. 

294. *Luther, b. Sept. 9, 1760, d. Aug. 1830. 

116. 

Dea. SAMUEL, of Brimfield, and Warren, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss 
and Hannah Cadwell, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born March 5, 1701, and 
married to Mary Loomis, who died Aug. 14, 1760, in her seventy-fifth year. 
He died Feb. 21, 1771. He was one of the original proprietors of B. Issue : 

295. Mart, b. Oct. 14, 1730, d. Feb. 21, 1746. 

296. Lucy, b. Feb. 26, 1732, m. Absalom Shaw, Monson, Mass. 

297. Hannah, b. May 17, 1733, m. Oct. 29, 1767, Joseph Gleason, of Warren. 

298. *Samuel, b. Feb. 17, 1734, d. 1786. 

299. *Solomon, b. Jan. 16, 1737, d. May 24, 1803. 



52 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

118. 

THOMAS, of East Middletown, [now Portland,] Conn., cooper, (son of 
Thomas Bliss and Hannah Cadwell, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born April 
20, 1704, and married May 10, 1727, to Lois, daughter of Thomas and Han- 
nah [Butler] Caldwell, of Hartford, Conn. She was born in H., Feb. 18, 
1705-6, and after his death, which occurred Sept. 10, 1750, she was married, 
Jan. 31, 1754, as third wife of Dea. Joseph White, of E. M., and died in 
January, 1766. Issue : 

300. Lois, b. April 25, 1728, m. March 28, 1751, Samuel Lee. 

301. Hannah, b. Feb. 22, 1729. 

302. Rhoda, b. March 12, 1731. 

303. *Thomas, h. March 25, 1734, d. May 10, 1801. 

304. Daniel, h. May 30, 1738. 

305. A Portland headstone states that a " son of Thos. and Lois Bliss d. 1741, aged half an our." 

306. Edward, b. Feb. 28, 1742. 

307. Mart, b. Sept. 15, 1744, m. March 12, 1785, Joshua Buffum, of Salem, Mass. 

119. 

ICHABOD, of Brimfield, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah Cad- 
well, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at S., Dec. 19, 1705, and married 
Jan. 15, 1734, to Mehitable, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Stebbins, who 
died April 4, 1790. He died Aug. 16, 1766. Issue : 

308. Sarah, b. June 21, 1736, m. John Morse, of Union, Conn. 

309. Mehitable, b. Jan., 1738, m. Jan. 6, 1760, Thos. Moore, Union, (jonn. 

310. Margaret, b. Dec. 6, 1740, m. June 3, 1762, Dr. Joseph Moffat, and d. Nov. 4, 1771. 

311. *Thomas, b. Oct. 26, 1742, d. Aug. 15, 1806. 

312. Eunice, b. May 6, 1745, d. Sept. 5, 1747. [1757?] 

313. *John, b. July 26, 1747, d. July 15, 1782. 

121. 

Ensign ABEL, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah 
Cadwell, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Feb. 18, 1708-9, O. S., and was 
one of the early settlers of the town, it being then known as " Springfield 
Mountain." The first family settled here in 1731 ; a second came the fol- 
lowing year ; five more came in 1733 ; and by 1741, the number of families 
had increased to twenty-four, when they were set off [Jan. 6,] as the fourth 
parish of Springfield. Among the names of families then incorporated 
were those of Abel and Nathaniel Bliss, [the latter being a son of Samuel 
Bliss and Sarah Stebbins, of Longmeadow.] Abel's first child, which was 
the ninth birth in the place, being born here, Nov. 20, 1736, O. S., shows 
him to have been an early settler. He is reputed to have had an iron con- 
stitution and great physical strength ; and tradition says that he " did carry 
six bushels of salt on his back, all at one time, and stand under eight." It 
is said that he cut the path from Springfield to Wilbraham — about ten miles. 
He received an Ensign's commission under Col. Worthington, of Spring- 
field, which bore date Aug. 27, 1754. He also received a Justice's commis- 
sion under the crown, from Gov. Shirley, previous to 1759. He was mar- 
ried Jan. 16, 1736, to Jemima, daughter of John and Sarah J. Chapin, of 
Chicopee, Mass. She was born in C, Jan. 5, 1705, and died Jan. 9, 1772. 
He died April 30, 1762. According to the old English custom, the home- 



SIXTH GENERATION. 53 

stead belonging to Ensign Abel Bliss fell to his son Oliver, — and the barn 
built in 1740, and the house built about four years afterwards, are still 
standing. These fell to Mr. John Bliss, son of Oliver, and thence to the 
present owner, Mrs. Speer, only child of John Bliss. The nails and glass 
used in the house were paid for with tar made from pine knots gathered on 
the farm. Issue : 

314. *Oliver, b. Nov. 20, 1736, d. April 6, 1805. 

315. *Abel, b. Oct. 16, 1738, d. Nov. 23, 1821. 

316. Jemima, b. Oct. (or Nov.) 12, 1740, m. Dec. 10, 1761, Capt. Lucius Allis, (b. May 9, 1737,) of 

Conway, Mass., where she died June 9, 1764. Her only dau. m. Josiah Wing, of Con- 
way. Capt. A. was afterwards three times married. 

317. *Silas, b. Apr. (or Nov.) 15, 1743. 

318. *Levi, b. Apr. 29, (May 7.) 1745, d. Oct. 8, 1811. 

123. 

Capt. TIMOTHY, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Han- 
nah Cadwell, of S.,) was born March 2, 1713, and married May 7, 1737, to 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Stebbins, who d. Aug. 8, 1802. 
He died Aug. 18, 1769. Issue : 

319. *Timothy, alias Charles, b. Jan. 17, 1741. 

320. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1743, married, March 19, 1773, Joshua, son of Joshua and Elizabeth 

Loring, Boston, and d. June 15, 1811. 

321. Eunice, b. Oct. 28, 1745, m. Marcus Marble. 

322. Hannah, b. Oct. 17, 1747, m. Jan. 1, 1767, Andrew Colton, and d. Aug. 5, 1787. He was a 

son of Capt. Isaac and Esther Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass. 

323. Charles, d. young. 

324. Lois, b. Jan. 11, 1752, m. Nov. 29, 1770, Elam Burt. 

325. Phebe, b. Oct. 6, 1757, m. June, 17S8, Justin Lombard. 

124. 

Rev. DANIEL, of Concord, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah 
Cadwell, of Springfield, Mass., was born June 21, 1715, graduated at Yale 
College in 1732, was ordained March 7, 1739, and was pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in C, from 1738 to 1764. He was a personal friend of 
Whitefield, and like him was bold, zealous, impassioned, and enthusiastic 
in his preaching. He was one of the most distinguished of the clergy, who, 
in his day, were denominated " New Lights," by their opponents, and was 
several times before a " Council," on account of technical differences of 
opinion on doctrinal points, but was always sustained and exhonerated 
by the council. His last and most powerful sermon was delivered March 
11, 1764, in the presence of Mr. Whitefield, and made such an impression 
on his mind that Mr. W. remarked: "HI had studied my whole life, I 
could not have produced such a sermon." A few days after, Mr. B. was 
taken sick, and died, — never again appearing in the pulpit. 

He was married July 22, [11, O. S.] 1738, to Phebe Walker, of Stratford, 
Conn., who was born in 1713, and died in C, July 2, 1797. He died in C, 
May 11, 1764. Issue : 

326. *Daniel, b. March 18, 1739-40, d. Dec, 1805-7. 

327. Phebe, b. Oct. 21, 1741, N. 8., m. Aug. 21, 1766, Rev. "Wm. Emerson, " pastor of the 

Church of Christ in Concord," the successor of her father in the ministry, son of Rev. 
Joseph Emerson and Mary Moody. He was b. at Maiden, Mass., May 31, 1743, and 
volunteered as chaplain in the Revolutionary War, 'and d. at Rutland, Vt., Oct. 20, 



51 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1776. Residence at the Old Manse, Concord. Issue : b. at C. : 1. William, b. May 6, 
1769, m. Oct. 25, 1796, Ruth Haskins, of Boston, — 8 ch. He was a minister, first of 
Harvard, Mass., 1792; from 1800, till his death, Pastor of First Church, Boston, where 
he d. May 11, 1S11. He was the father of William, Hon. Ralph Waldo, the poet, 
Edward Bulkeley, R. Bulkeley, and Charles Chauncey Emerson. 2. Hannah Bliss, 
b. July 27, 1770, m. 1790, Wm. Farnham, of Newburyport, Mass., where she d. March 
27, 1807,— several children. 3. Phebe, b. Nov. 8, 1772, m. Feb. 16, 1800, Rev. Lincoln 
Ripley, of Waterford, Me., where she d., leaving no issue. 4. Mary Moody, b. Aug. 
25, 1774, resided at Maiden, Concord and Boston, Mass., and Williamsburg, N. Y., 
where she d. May 1, 1863. 5. Rebecca, b. Aug. 7, 1776, m. Robert Haskins, of Water- 
ford, Me., where she d. Feb. 16, 1845. Mrs. Phebe Emerson afterwards m. Nov. 16, 
1780, Rev. Ezra Ripley, the successor of Mr. Emerson, at C, — and she d. Feb. 16, 1825. 
Issue : 6. Sarah Ripley, b. Aug. 8, 1781, lived always at home in the old manse, and 
d. there, Nov. 2, 1826. 7. Samuel Ripley, h. March 11, 1783, m. ab. 1817, Sarah Alden 
Bradford, of Charlestown. He was pastor of the Unitarian Church, of Waltham, Mass., 
till 1846, when he removed to Concord and resided at the old manse, where he died in 
November of that year. His children were : 1 — Elizabeth Bradford ; 2 — Mary Emerson, 
who m. Rev. Geo. F. Simmons, and had Elizabeth Ripley, William H., and Edward 
Emerson; 3 — Phebe Bliss; 4 — Christopher Gore, who m. Mrs. Frances [Horton] Gage; 

5 — Ezra, who m. Harriet ; 6 — Ann Dunkin, who m. George Loring, and had a son 

David; 7 — Sophia Bradford, who m. James B. Thayer, and had William Sidney, Ezra 
Ripley, Theodora Willard, and Sarah Ripley. 8. Daniel Bliss Ripley, born Aug. 26, 
17S4, m. , and d. April 20, 1825, leaving one son, Fitz Henry Ripley, of Alabama. 

328. John, b. July 11, 1743, d. at C, Dec. 16, 1743, N. S. 

329. *Thomas Theodobe, b. May 21, 1745, N. S., d. Sept. 1, 1802. 

330. Hannah, b. March 22, 1747, d. Sept., 1768. The " Boston News Letter" of Sept., 1768, 

states that " on Monday last a very sorrowful accident happened at Springfield. As 
Mr. Joshua Loring, of Boston, and Miss Hannah Bliss, daughter of the late Rev. Daniel 
Bliss, of Concord, Mass., were crossing the Agawam River in a chaise, the horse fell 
in a very steep place, and overset the chaise with both persons under it. Mr. L. with 
difficulty got from under, but could not release the young lady, whereby she lost her 
life. Her body was soon after recovered and buried at Springfield." 

331. John, b. July 2, d. at C, Dec. 15, 1749. 

332. *Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1750, d. Feb. 28, 1803. 

333. Martha, b. Nov. 5, 1752, m. Isaac Hoar, of Concord, where she died, June 4, 1789. 

334. *Joseph, b. July 23, 1757, d. Jan. [June] 3, 1S19. 

Mr. Ebenezer Hartshorn made Mr. Bliss' coffin. Five hundred broad 
headed coffin nails and five hundred small white tacks were put on the 
cover, and gloves and rings were given [to the bearers] at the funeral. — 
Shattdck's Hist, of Concord. 

125. 

AARON, of Springfield, Mass., (sup. son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah 
Cadwell, of S.,) was born in S. about 1717. It is not known who or when 
he married, but he had a son, 

335. *Aabon, jr., b. ab. 173S-9. 

126. 

EDWARD, of Warren, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah Cad- 
well, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born June 27, 1719, and married in 1743, 
to Rachel, daughter of Ebenezer and Joanna Warriner, of Hadley, Mass. 
She was born in 1722, and died Aug. 27, 1795. He removed from S. in 
1745, and released his right to certain lands there in 1754, to his brother 
Timothy, describing himself in the deed as "of Western," now Warren, 
lie died July 23, 1802. Issue : 



"Reuben Bliss [No. 543] died in Clinton, 
New York, January 1, 1832, aged 75 years. 
His wife Jerusha, died July 10, 1831, 
aged 75 years, and a daughter, Diana, 
who married Noah lale, died in Clinton 
in 1853, aged 71 years." 



JOJNATHAN, jr., of Windsor, Conn., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Sarah 
Eggleston, of East Windsor, Conn.,) was born at W., Jan. 4, 1712. On the 
20th of January, 1740, he bought the right of Isaac Denslow " in the un- 
divided lands of Windsor ;" and in October, 1743, lot No. 123 was set off to 
him; which shows a residence there after he arrived at man's estate. He 
removed to Tolland, Conn., — which was originally set off from lands be- 
longing to Windsor, — where he was admitted as an elector, Jan. 28, 1751. 
On the 20th of August, 1750, he bought one-half of a lot of 326 acres of 
land in Tolland, and is described in the deed as "Jonathan Bliss, of Wind- 
sor, in the County of Hartford, and Colony of Connecticut." lie sold this 
on the 28th of January, 1752, when he removed to Gilsum, f N. H. He was 
m. to Sybil Fox, who died at G., June 2, 1789. He d. April, 1799. Issue: 

347. *Jonathan, d. Oct. 14, 1799. 

348. *Levi. 

349. Sybil, b. about 1750, m. about 1771 Matthew Dwolf, (or Dolph.) Issue: 1. David, b. 

March 11, 1772, m. Aug. 27, 1793, Sally Borden. 3. Roxsa, b. Jan. 13, 1774. 3. Phi- 
delle. 

350. *Abner, b. Nov. 29, 1752, d. May 29, 1812. 

351. *David, b. 1755, d. March 11, 1798. 

352. Anna, b. about 1757, ni. Nov. 18, 1777, Stephen Bond, jr., of G. 

353. Thankful is said to have married a Mr. Bond. 

130. 

JEDEDIAH, of Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and 
Mary Gaylord, of S.,) was b. Feb. 7, 1709, and married July 2, 1733, to 
Rachel, daughter of Joseph and Mary Sheldon, of Suffield, Conn. She d. 

fGilsum, (originally Boyle,) N. H., was first " granted " December 8th, 1752. July 16, 1763, it 
was "re-granted," as Gilsum, the name being a combination of the first syllables of the names of 
two of the early proprietors, Gilbert and Sumner. In May, 1761, land was purchased of Benj. 
Bellows and Theodore Atkinson by Samuel Gilbert, Josiah Kilbourn, and Thomas Sumner, all 
of Hebron, Conn., and Jonathan Smith, of Bolton, Conn., and Joseph Mack, of Lyme, and it is 
thought that Josiah Kilbourn was the first actual settler, in 1764. Sylvester Bliss, the genealo- 
gist, gives 1752 as the date of Jonathan Bliss' removal to the section now known as Gilsum ; but 
the present compiler has been unable to find any records or other documentary evidence in Gil- 
sum or neighboring towns, showing the presence there of Jonathan Bliss or family prior to 1762. 
Up to that time the country thereabouts was a " howling wilderness," swarming with hostile In- 
dians, and the forts at Keene and Walpole were too distant to be available in case of emergency. 
Mr. B.'s cabin was within a short distance of the old Indian trail, and could not have escaped 
their notice,— and it was only by hurrying to the forts that those full six miles nearer were able 
barely to escape the Indian raids and butcheries. 



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I* uvemDer of that year. His children were : 1 — Elizabeth Bradford ; 2 — Mary Emerson, 
•who m. Rev. Geo. F. Simmons, and had Elizabeth Ripley, William H., and Edward 
Emerson; 3 — Phebe Bliss; 4 — Christopher Gore, who m. Mrs. Frances [Horton] Gage; 

5 — Ezra, who m. Harriet ; 6 — Ann Dunkin, who m. George Loring, and had a son 

David; 7 — Sophia Bradford, who m. James B. Thayer, and had William Sidney, Ezra 
Ripley, Theodora Willard, and Sarah Ripley. 8. Daniel Bliss Ripley, born Aug. 26, 
1784, m. , and d. April 20, 1825, leaving one son, Fitz Henry Ripley, of Alabama. 

328. John, b. July 11, 1743, d. at C, Dec. 16, 1743, N. S. 

329. *Thomas Theodore, b. May 21, 1745, N. S., d. Sept. 1, 1802. 

330. Hannah, b. March 22,1747, d. Sept., 1768. The " Boston News Letter" of Sept., 1768, 

states that " on Monday last a very sorrowful accident happened at Springfield. As 
Mr. Joshua Loring, of Boston, and Miss Hannah Bliss, daughter of the late Rev. Daniel 
Bliss, of Concord, Mass., were crossing the Agawam River in a chaise, the horse fell 
in a very steep place, and overset the chaise with both persons under it. Mr. L. with 
difficulty got from under, but could not release the young lady, whereby she lost her 
life. Her body was soon after recovered and buried at Springfield." 

331. John, b. July 2, d. at C, Dec. 15, 1749. 

332. *Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1750, d. Feb. 28, 1803. 

333. Martha, b. Nov. 5, 1752, m. Isaac Hoar, of Concord, where she died, June 4, 1789. 

334. *Joseph, b. July 23,1757, d. Jan. [June] 3, 1819. 

Mr. Ebenezer Hartshorn made Mr. Bliss' coffin. Five hundred broad 
headed coffin nails and five hundred small white tacks were put on the 
cover, and gloves and rings were given [to the bearers] at the funeral. — 
Shattuck's Hist, of Concord. 

135. 

AARON, of Springfield, Mass., (sup. son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah 
Cadwell, of S.,) was born in S. about 1717. It is not known who or when 
he married, but he had a son, 

335. *Aaron, jr., b. ab. 1738-9. 

126. 

EDWARD, of Warren, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Hannah Cad- 
well, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born June 27, 1719, and married in 1743, 
to Rachel, daughter of Ebenezer and Joanna Warriner, of Hadley, Mass. 
She was born in 1722, and died Aug. 27, 1795. He removed from S. in 
1745, and released his right to certain lands there in 1754, to his bi'other 
Timothy, describing himself in the deed as "of Western," now Warren. 
He died July 23, 1802. Issue : 



SIXTH GENERATION. 55 

336. *Edwakd, b. June 30, 1744, d. Aug. 24, 1823. 

337. Rachel, b. March 18, 1745. 

338. *Moses, b. Oct. 24, 1747, d. Feb. 4, 1838. 

339. *Ebenezer, b. April 15, 1749, d. July 12, 1839. 

340. Mabtha, b. Aug. 24, 1750, d. Aug. 30, 1759. 

341. *Aabon, b. March 20, 1752, d. Jan. 16, 1823. 

342. Charles, b. April 19, 1754, d. March 3, 1759. 

343. Reuben, b. Aug. 8, 1756, m. a Miss Warner, of Belchertown, Mass., and had two daugh- 

ters who m. in Clinton, N. Y., wherethe resided. He left no sons. 

344. Nancy, m. a Mr. Talmadge, of Williamstown, Mass. 

345. Nabbt, b. Aug. 30, 1760, m. June 7, 1781, Mr. Nathan Blodgett, of Homer, N. T. 

346. Martha, b. June 18, 1763, d. July 27, 1767. 

The father is said to have married a second time, a widow lady, whose 
name is not known to the writer. 

129. 

JONATHAN, jr., of Windsor, Conn., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Sarah 
Eggleston, of East Windsor, Conn.,) was born at W., Jan. 4, 1712. On the 
20th of January, 1740, he bought the right of Isaac Denslow " in the un- 
divided lands of Windsor ;" and in October, 1743, lot No. 123 was set off to 
him; which shows a residence there after he arrived at man's estate. He 
removed to Tolland, Conn., — which was originally set off from lands be- 
longing to Windsor, — where he was admitted as an elector, Jan. 28, 1751. 
On the 20th of August, 1750, he bought one-half of a lot of 326 acres of 
land in Tolland, and is described in the deed as " Jonathan Bliss, of Wind- 
sor, in the County of Hartford, and Colony of Connecticut." He sold this 
on the 28th of January, 1752, when he removed to Gilsum, f N. H. He was 
m. to Sybil Fox, who died at G., June 2, 1789. He d. April, 1799. Issue : 

347. *Jonathan, d. Oct. 14, 1799. 

348. *Levi. 

349. Sybil, b. about 1750, m. about 1771 Matthew Dwolf, (or Dolph.) Issue: 1. David, b. 

March 11, 1772, m. Aug. 27, 1793, Sallv Borden. 2. Roxsa, b. Jan. 13, 1774. 3. Phi- 
delle. 

350. *Abner, b. Nov. 29, 1752, d. May 29, 1812. 

351. *David, b. 1755, d. March 11, 1798. 

352. Anna, b. about 1757, m. Nov. 18, 1777, Stephen Bond, jr., of G. 

353. Thankful is said to have married a Mr. Bond. 

130. 

JEDEDIAH, of Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and 
Mary Gaylord, of S.,) was b. Feb. 7, 1709, and married July 2, 1733, to 
Rachel, daughter of Joseph and Mary Sheldon, of Suffield, Conn. She d. 

fGilsum, (originally Boyle,) N. H., was first " granted" December 8th, 1752. July 16, 1763, it 
was " re-granted," as Gilsum, the name being a combination of the first syllables of the names of 
two of the early proprietors, Gilbert and Sumner. In May, 1761, land was purchased of Benj. 
Bellows and Theodore Atkinson by Samuel Gilbert, Josiah Kilbourn, and Thomas Sumner, all 
of Hebron, Conn., and Jonathan Smith, of Bolton, Conn., and Joseph Mack, of Lyme, and it is 
thought that Josiah Kilbourn was the first actual settler, in 1764. Sylvester Bliss, the genealo- 
gist, gives 1752 as the date of Jonathan Bliss' removal to the section now known as Gilsum; but 
the present compiler has been unable to find any records or other documentary evidence in Gil- 
sum or neighboring towns, showing the presence there of Jonathan Bliss or family prior to 1762. 
Up to that time the country thereabouts was a " howling wilderness," swarming with hostile In- 
dians, and the forts at Keene and Walpole were too distant to be available in case of emergency. 
Mr. B.'s cabin was within a short distance of the old Indian trail, and could not have escaped 
their notice, — and it was only by hurrying to the forts that these full six miles nearer were able 
barely to escape the Indian raids and butcheries. 



56 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Nov. 1, 1747. He was a very eccentric man — so much so that his name 
became a synonym for oddity ; and thus, if any one was peculiar, or even 
" singularly gaited," he was said to be " Jeddy." He had issue : 

354. Rachel, b. July 24, 1734, m. May 23, 1754, Moses Stebbins, and d. Nov. 28, 1807. 

355. *Mosbs, b. Jan. 16, 1736, d. July 4, 1814. 

356. *Jedediah, jr., b. April 20, 1738. 

357. Mary, b. Dec. 11,1739, m.Dec. 4, 1758, Luke Bliss, jr., (son of Luke Bliss and Mercy Ely.) 

358. Lucy, b. June 9, 1741, d. young. 

359. Lucy, b. Nov. 24, 1742, d. Oct. 24, 1760, un. m. 

360. Aaron, (Rev.) b. April 4, 1744, (one record says April 6, 1745,) graduated at Yale College 

in 1766, and studied theology. After preaching a few years he retired from the minis- 
try to a farm in Wilbraham, Mass. He m. a Miss Dobebe, of Providence, R. I., who d. 
in March, 1828. He d. Jan. 16, 1823. 

361. Patience, b. Oct. 24, 1747, d. unmarried. . 

The father was afterwards married, Aug 19, 1748, to Miriam (daughter 
of John and Abigail) Hitchcock, who died Nov. 19, 1793. He died Nov. 
30, 1777. Issue : 

362. Miriam, b. May 17, 1749, m. 1768, Silas, son of Abel and Jemima [Chapin] Bliss. 

363. *Ebenezer, b. June 26, 1750, d. Feb. 26, 1826. 

364. Reuben, b. Nov. 5, 1751, — lost at sea. 

365. * Alexander, b. Oct. 11, 1753, d. July 25, (S. R. 18th,) 1843. 

366. *Zenas, b. Feb. 3, 1756, d. May 26, 1822. 

367. Martha, b. Dec. 7, 1757, m. Feb. 22, 1781, Samuel Gridley. 

368. *Isaac, b. Aug. 10, 1760, d. June 19, 1845. 

369. *Jacob, b. March, 12, 1763, d. March 27, 1829. 

370. Naomi, b. Oct. 22, 1765, m. 1787, Samuel Kneeland. 

131. 

Capt. EBENEZER, of East Windsor, Conn., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and 
Mary Gaylord, of Springfield, Mass.,) born Aug. 17, 1710, was a large 
land-holder in Windsor, and appears to have been an active and influential 
citizen. Oct. 22, 1753, he was authorized to purchase land whereon to build 
a church. May 1, 1754, he was one of a " committee to provide for people 
that come to ordination." In 1766 he was on a " committee to district the 
parish." He was part owner in a brigantine that was built in 1747-8. He 
was married May 17, 1744, to Ann Gaylord, (daughter of John Gaylord and 
Hannah Grant, of W.) She was born April 6, 1718-19, and died Jan. 31, 
1803. He died March 11, 1776. He gave one-third of his personal estate to 
his negro girl, Patience, one-third of his real estate to his widow, Ann, all 
his Col eb rook lands to his daughter, Mrs. Ann Watson, and the remainder 
of liis estate to his son John. Issue : 

371. John, b. April 23, 1745, resided at East Windsor, and m. Alice, daughter of Nathaniel 

Stoughton, who was b. in 1743, and d. July 27, 1802. He died May 14, 1780. Their only 
child, Anna, b. Dec. 19, 1772, m. her cousin, John Watson, jr., who d. in July, 1841. 

372. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 17, 1746, prob. d. young. 

373. Ann, b. about 1747, m. July 5, 1767, John Watson, and her son John, jr., m. Anna, the 

only child of her brother, John Bliss. John, the father, was a son of Ebenezer Wat- 
son, jr., and Anna Trumbull, of Windsor, was b. Jan. 8, 1744, and d. in Oct. 1824. 

137. 

JOHN, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of John Bliss, sen., and Anna Terry, of 
Enfield and Lebanon, Conn.,) was born at E., Dec. 25, 1695, and married 
to Hannah Ticknor, about 1719. Issue : 



SIXTH GENERATION. 57 

374. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1721, m. Feb. 26, 1761, Reuben Porter, of L., and had issue : John Por- 

ter, b. Sept. 22, 1761; Asahel, b. Jan. 16, 1764. 

375. Hannah, b. Aug. 22, 1723, d. June 7, 1735. 

376. *John, b. May 26, 1726. 

377. Lydia, b. June 2, 1728. 

378. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1730. Sup. m. Feb. 10, 1757, Ezekiel, 2d son of Jabez and Martha 

[Bliss] Lyman, (b. at L. Oct. 23, 1733,) of Canterbury, Conn., and Royalton, Vt., 1782. 

379. Jemima, b. July 16, 1733. 

380. Hannah, b. April 12, 1736. 

381. *Israel, b. April 17, 1739, d. Jan. 26, 1828-9. 

139. 

SAMUEL, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of John Bliss, sen., and Anna Terry, 
of Enfield and Lebanon, ) was born at E., Dec. 4, 1699, and married Feb. 
21, 1723, to Lydia Ticknor. He died Dec. 15, 1761. Issue : 

382. Samuel, b. Jury 23, 1724, d. Oct. 3, 1724. 

383. *Samuel, b. July 15, 1731. 

141. 

EBENEZER, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of Jonnand Hannah Bliss, of L.,) 
was born at L., Nov. 17, 1708, [one record says Oct. 30, 1709,] and married 
May 4-7, 1737, to Rebecca Colton, of Springfield, Mass. Issue : 

384. Joseph, b. Feb. 27, 1737-8, never married. 

385. *Ebenezer, b. June 6, 1739, d. May 10, 1810. 

386. Jonathan, b. May 7, 1741, d. young. 

387. Rebecca, b. Feb. 17, 1742-3. 

388. Jonathan, b. Feb. 10, 1750. 

389. Lucy, b. Oct. 10, 1752. 

390. Irene, b. Feb. 26, 1755-6. 

391. *Dan, b. July 4, 1759, d. April 11, 1839. 

143. 

AZARIAH, [sometimes called Hezekiah,] of Lebanon, Conn., and Leba- 
non, N. H., (son of John and Hannah Bliss, of L., Conn.,) was born at L., 
April 7, 1714, and married April 29, 1736, to Mary Tilden, of L. Issue : 

392. *David, b. Feb. 21, 1737, d. May 16, 1813. 

393. Mart, b. May 28, 1741. 

394. Rachel, b. July 22, 1743, m. John Martin, of Chelsea, Vt., — six children. : John, jr., 

Harry, Oliver S., Azariah B., and two daughters, names unknown. 

395. Anna, b. Oct. 5, 1745. 

396. Isaiah, b. June 9, 1750, m. Susie Colburn, of Stafford, Conn., and Lebanon, N. H., where 

he resided. No issue. 

397. *Stephen, b. April 12, 1752, N. S., d. Jan. 27, 1831. 

398. *Daniel, b. March 3, 1754. 

399. Eunice, b. June 10, 1756, m. Sept. 6, 1780, Rev. Samuel Wood, D.D., and d. at Boscaweu, 

N. H., April 8, 1850. Dr. W. was born in Mansfield, Conn., May 11, 1752, removed'to 
Lebanon, N. H., in 1767, entered Dartmouth College in August 1775, graduated in 1779, 
and received the Degree, of D.D. in 1820. He commenced preaching in 1779, was settled 
at B. in 1781, and continued in the ministry over half a century, — during that time pre- 
paring many young men for college, one of whom was Hon. Daniel Webster. 

400. Vinal, (dau.) b. Feb. 15, 1758. 

The father was afterwards married to Mrs. Lydia [Southworth] Storrs, 
and removed to New Hampshire about 1770. In 1776 he was one of a "Com- 
mittee of Safety," in Hanover, N. H., relative to counterfeit money. Issue : 

401. *Asahel, b. at Lebanon, N. H., June 16, 1773, died in 1858. 

402. Lemuel, (Rev.) b. at L., Sept. 12, 1775, was twice married, and settled at Bradford, N.H., 

as first pastor of the Congregational Church, (organized Nov. 24, 1803,) where he died 
July 4, 1814, leaving no issue. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College, 1801, and was 
ordained March 6, 1805. 

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58 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

403. Rachel, b. Dec. 28, 1777, d. Sept. 23, 1779. 

404. Rachel, b. Oct. 10, 1780. 

405. Dan, b. Nov. 4, 1784. 

144. 

HENRY, of Lebanon Crank, f now Columbia, Conn., (son of Nathaniel 
Bliss and Mary Wright, of Springfield, Mass., Enfield and Lebanon, Conn.,) 
was born at E., Oct. 25, 1701, and married about 1724, to Bethiah Spaflbrd, 
of L. He died Aug. 28, 1761. Issue : 

406. *Pelatiah, b. May 6, 1725, d. Aug. 31, 1808. 

407. Bethiah, b. March 4, 1728-9. 

408. Martha, b. March 30, 1730-1. 

409. *Emas, b. Feb. 20, 1733, d. about 1805. 

410. Ltdia, b. Feb. 1, 1736, pa. Sept. 10, 1754, Jonathan Abell, (b. at L., April 26, 1733,) son of 

Daniel Abell and Sarah Crane of L. 

411. Zenas, b. Nov. 28, 1738, d. single, during the Revolutionary "War, (shipwrecked and lost.) 

412. *Amos, b. March 1, 1739-40, d. Oct. 23, 1794. 

413. *Henrt, jr., b. Oct. 7, 1741, d. May 27, 1815. 

414. *Abraham, b. Oct. 11, 1743,' d. Jan. 29, 1795. 

145. 

NATHANIEL, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Mary 
Wright, of Springfield, Mass., Enfield and Lebanon, Conn.,) was born at 
E., Oct. 26, 1704, and m. Sept. 4, 1723, to Mehitable Spafford, of L. Issue: 

415. Elijah, b. Sept. 9, 1727, d. single, in Cornwallis, N. S., in 1778, of 6mall pox. 

416. Mehitable, b. Aug. 10, 1728. 

417. Mart, b. Jan. 4, 1731, d. same day. 

418. Mart, b. March 2, 1732, m. Oct. 11, 1750, Daniel Bascum. 

419. Joseph, b. Feb. 8, 1733, d. June 11, 1734. 

420. Patience, b. June 2, 1734. 

421. *Nathaniel, b. Aug. 5, 1736, d. 1778. 

151. 

HENRY, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Mary Ma 
cranny, of L.,) was born Aug. 21, 1726, and married to Rubie Brewster, of 
Lebanon, Conn., the date of their publishment of intended marriage being 
Dec. 22, 1749. After his decease, Feb. 7-8, 1761, his widow, with her 
father and the surviving children, removed first to Lebanon, Conn., and, in 
1765, to Bernardston, Mass. Issue : 

422. Thomas, b. Dec. 7, 1750, d. Jan. 3, 1751. 

423. Solomon, b. Nov. 8, 1751. 

424. *Calvin, b. May 14, 1754, d. Oct. 1849. 

425. Henry, b. June 7, 1757. 
420. IIcldah, b. July 2, 1759. 

153. 

EBENEZER, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Joanna 
Lamb, of L.,) was born Dec. 7, 1725, and married in 1752, to Mary, daugh- 
ter of John and Lydia [Chandler] Booth, of Enfield, Conn. She was born 
Feb. 23, 1731, and died Aug. 1, 1757. Issue: 

427. Mart, b. Feb. 26, 1753, m. Dec. 6, 1786, John Ashley, of Springfield, Mass., and d. Nov. 30, 

1813. Issue: 1. Mary. 2. Lucinda. 3. Anna. 4. John, b. 1795, d. Dec. 14, 1863. 

428. Luct, b. Jan. 29, 1755, in. Aug. 1770, Dr. John (or Joseph) Clark, and d. July 31, 1S34. 

fThe North Parish of Lebanon, Conn., was also known as the Second Society in Lebanon, or 
Lebanon Crank, (so called from the shape of the district,) until 1804, when it became a town un- 
der the name of Columbia. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 59 

429. *Noah, b. March 9, 1757, d. Dec. 6, 1816. 

The father was afterwards married Aug. 27, 1760, to Abigail, daughter 
of Joseph and Mary Cooley, of Somers, Conn. She was born Nov. 29, 
1730, and died Oct. 6, 1787. Issue : 

430. *Gaius, b. May 17, 1761 d. Dec. 24, 1843. 

431. *Gad, b. July 29, 1762, d. Nov. 21, 1845. 

432. Naomi, b. Feb. 1, 1764, m. Feb. 5, 1789, to John Robinson, Granville, Mass., and d. Oct. 

27, 1847. Issue : 1. Irena, b. Dec. 17, 1789, m. a Mr. Noble of Blanford, Mass., and 
d. April 6, 185S. 2. Eunice, b. Aug. 25, 1791, d. April 25, 1842. 3. Julia, b. Dec. 31, 
1793, d. March 28, 1876. 4. Sophia, b. March 6, 1797. 5. Naomi, b. Oct. 24, 1799, d. 
Dec. 7, 1879. 6. Clorinda, b. Dec. 12, 1802, d. June 20, 1877. 

433. *Enos, b. Nov. 25, 1765, d. Feb. 14, 1852. 

434. Abigail, b. May 27, 1769, m. June 13, 1793, Asa Colton, of L., andd. Aug.l3,lS42. Issue: 

1. Justin, b. March 24, 1794, d. March 12, 1798. 2. Newton, b. Sept. 17, 1795, m. Oct. 
21, 1S23, his cousin Naomi, (dau. of John Robinson and Naomi Bliss,) and d. Aug. 
20, 1858. Issue : 1— Francis Parmalee, b. Dec. 25, 1824, d. Feb. 23, 1852,— a physician, 
grad. Amherst College; 2 — Naomi, b. Feb. 3, 1828, lives in Longmeadow; 3 — John 
Newton, b. Dec. 4, 1S37, m. Nov. 17, 1S74, Emily Raynolds, (dau. of Albert and Helen 
M.) Parsons, of Enfield, Conn.,— a son b. Feb. 13, 18S0. 3. Abigail, b. Feb. 28, 1797, 
d. May, 1854. 4. Sarah, b. June 23, 1798, d. April 8, 1872. 5. Clorinda, b. Feb. 15, 
1800, d. Oct. 11, 1800. 6. Miranda, (twin of Clorinda,) d. July 31, 1851. 7. Justin, 
b. Jan. 5, 1802, d. Sept. 12, 1852. 8. Simeon, b. Sept. 10, 1803, d. Sept. 29, 1805. 9. 
Moses, h. Aug. 3, 1805, d. July 17, 1828. 

435. A"nn|, b. July 14, 1771, m. Jan. 30, 1800, Samuel Keep, of L., and d. June 2, 1834. Issue : 

1. Nathan Cooley Keep, b. Dec. 23, 1800, d. March 11, 1875. He was a dental surgeon, 
of rare skill, in Boston, Mass., and was Dean of the Dental College at Harvard. 2. 
Samuel, b. March 6, 1803, d. Aug. 10, 1830. 3. Lucy, b. May 23, 1807, d. Oct. 20, 1841. 
4. Eunice, b. Oct. 27, 180.., d. Oct. 27, 1876. 5. John Robinson, b. May 22, 1810, is a 
clergyman, and teacher in Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Hartford, Conn. 6. Solomon, b. 
May 25, 1812, d. Dec. 13, 1848. 

436. Deborah, twin with Anna, m. June 9, 1802, Benj. Cook, of East Windsor, Conn., and d. 

Sept. 8, 1853. 

The father was afterwards married in 1790, to Hannah, daughter of Noah 
and Hannah Alvard, of Wilbraham, Mass. She was born March 5, 1728, 
and died May 8, 1816. He died March 2, 1808. 

156. 

STEPHEN, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Joanna 
Lamb, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Feb. 26, 1732, and married June 
10, 1756, to Catharine Burt, of Springfield, Mass., who died March 28, 1807. 
He died the year previous, Feb. 13, 1806. He was a soldier eight months 
during the " Old French War," in 1755. Issue : 

437. Catharine, b. Aug. 15, 1757, m. May 30, 1793, Abner Nichols, and d. April, 1838. 

438. Mercy, b. June 24, 1759, d. Feb. 2, 1776. 

439. *Stephen, b. [June 24?] July 2, 1761, d. Jan. 18, 1850. 

440. Susannah, b. March 21, 1764, m. a Mr. Webster, of Western N. Y. 

441. *Gideon, b. May 11, 1766, d. April 11, 1847. 

442. Chi.oe, b. March 19, 1769, d. Oct. 2, 1776. 

157. 

JOEL, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Joanna Lamb, 
of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born June 18, 1731, and married [published 
Aug. 12, 1761,] to Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Kilbourn, of Brim- 
field and Monson, Mass. [Monson was " set off" in 1760.] Issue : 



60 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

443. Sarah, b. May 13, 1762, m. 1784, Henry Wright, of W. 

444. Thomas, b. Oct. 4, 1763, was found dead in the bed, Nov. 27, 1763. 

445. *Obbd, b. Jan. 3, 1765, d. Dee., 1841. 

446. *Jesse, b. Feb. 22, 1768, d. Nov. 30, 1824. 

447. Betsey, b. July 11, 1770, d. un. m., Sept. 26, 1854. 

448. Lovice, b. Oct. 9, 1772, m. Oct., 1798, Oliver Fuller Pinney, Somers, Conn. He was a son 

of Joseph Pinney and Jerusha Fuller, of Windsor, Conn., and was b. Nov. 8, 1766. 

449. Violet, b. April 23, 1774, m. Oct. 5, 1797, Joel Pinney, Somers, Conn. 

450. Joel, b. Oct. 1, 1776, was killed in N. Y. City, Oct. 2, 1817, and buried in Trinity Church- 

yard. He was never married. 

451. *Daniel, b. May 12, 1779. 

452. Patty, (Martha,) born in W., Nov. 23, 1780, m. May 19, 1808, James, son of David and 

Anna [Marks] Wentworth, of Belchertown, Mass. He was born in Bennington, Vt., 
April 28, 1783. 

453. *Jeremy, b. June 24, 1784, d. Sept. 25, 1857. 

158. 

Rev. JOHN, of Ellington, Conn., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Joanna 
Lamb, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born June [6, O. S.] 17, 1736, and m. 
Jan. 15, 1766, N. S., to Betty, daughter of Capt. Joel and Ruth [Dart]f 
White, of Bolton, Conn. She was a descendant of Elder John White, who 
sailed from England in the ship " Lyon," Capt. Isaac Pearce, about June 
22, 1632, and arrived at Boston, Mass., Sept. 16. He went with Mr. Hook- 
er's company to Hartford, Conn., in 1636, and died about Jan. 1, 1684. His 
second son, Lieut. Daniel White, (born 1639,) married Nov. 1, 1661, Sarah, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth [Goodwin — a daughter of Elder Wil- 
liam and Susannah Goodwin, who probably died " Jno." 26, 1719,] Crow, 
lived in Hatfield, Mass., and died July 27, 1713. His eldest son, Capt. 
Daniel White, was born July 4, 1671, married July 6, 1704, Anne Bissell, a 
daughter of John Bissell, jr. 4 and Isabella Mason, (born April 28, 1675, 
and died April 21, 1709,) lived in Windsor, Conn., and died June 22, 1726. 
Capt. Joel White was born April 6, 1705, and married June 22, 1736, to 
Ruth Dart, dau. of Daniel (son of Richard) Dart and Elizabeth Douglass. 

Mr. John Bliss graduated at Yale in 1761, was ordained pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Ellington, Nov. 9, 1765, and was dismissed in 
December, 1780. He was married Jan. 15, 1766, to Betty White, who was 
born Dec. 17, 1747. He died Feb. 13, 1790. [She afterwards married, 
Sept. 15, 1790, Lemuel Pomeroy, of Southanxpton, Mass., who died Dec. 
14, 1819, a3t. 81 years. She died Jan. 17, 1836.] Issue : 

454. Betty, b. Nov. 30, 1766, d. Sept. 7, 1769. 

455. *John, b. June 16, 1768, d. Aug. 23, 1850. 

456. Betty, b. April 9, 1770, m. in 1797, Asahel Birge, Esq., of Southampton, Mass., and died 

Dec. 1, 1834. 

457. Achsah, b. May 3, 1772, m. Ruggles Kent, of West Springfield, Mass., and d. May 1, 1857. 

458. *Joel White, b. March 31, 1774, d. Aug. 4, 1816. 

459. *Hosea, b. Feb. 26, 1776, d. July 3, 1850. 

460. William, b. Feb. 27, 1778, d. May 25, 1781. 

461. *Daniel, b. Feb. 5, 1780, d. Nov. 9, 1860. 

462. William, b. May 11, 1783, d. July 25, 1786. 

tRuth was a daughter of Daniel Dart, of New London, Conn., (b. May 3, 1666,) and — [m. Aug. 
4, 1686, to Elizabeth, (b. Aug. 26, 1641?) daughter of William and Anna Douglass, who were in 
Boston in 1640,] — removed to Bolton, Conn. Richard Dart was in New London in 1664. 

JJohn Bissell, jr., was born in England, married Isrel ( ?) Mason, of Say brook, Conn., and died 
in 1693. His father died in Windsor, Conn., Oct. 3, 1677, aat. 86, whose wife died May 21, 1641. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 61 

161. 

Judge HENRY, of Newport, R. I., (son of Josiah Bliss, of Middletown, 
R. I.,) was born in 1722, was admitted a freeman May 3, 1743, served seve- 
ral terms as a juryman, and filled numerous town offices at various times. 
He was a man of great ability, strict integrity, commanded universal 
respect and esteem, and is best described by the simple and expressive epi- 
taph on his gravestone: "A pious Christian, an upright judge, an honest 
man." He was at one time President of the Town Council ; May 17, 1768, 
he was appointed on a " Committee on Bounds ;" in 1775 he was appointed 
on a committee "to see to the faithful observance of the agreement entered 
into by the Continental Congress, Sept. 5, 1774 ;" in August, 1775, he was 
appointed on the "Committee of Inspection of this town," (Newport;) and 
was appointed a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Newport County 
in May, 1783, and 1784. He was marriedf about 1743, and died May 10, 
1805. 'issue: 

463. *Benedict, b. 1744, d. ab. 1804. 

464. Elizabeth, (sup.) m. Aug. 9, 1766, James Clarke, of Newport. 

465. Mary, (sup.) b. 1749, d. at Utica, N. Y., March 20, 1824. 

466. Brenton, b. ab. 1751, was appointed Ensign in the 2d R. I. Regt., Capt. Carr's Co., Col. 

Christopher Lippitt, Aug. 19, 1776, and d. a prisoner during the Revolutionary War, at 
Jamaica, W. I. 

467. James, b. 1753, d. a prisoner of war, at Halifax, N. S. 

468. Henry, d. at Newport ab. 1824. 

469. Sarah, b. 1764, m. March 14, 1785, Isaac Pierce of Swansey, Mass., and d. Sept. 22, 1799. 

He d. Nov. 21, 1788, set. 27 years. 

470. *Clark, b. 1767, d. July 21, 1829. 

471. A daughter — name unknown. 

472. Ruth. 

473. Josiah, b. 1774-5, — was a sea captain, and d. at Padstow, Eng., in 1798-9, set. 24 yrs., un. m. 

474. *Amy, b. 1778-80. 

"Susan, widow of Henry Bliss, Esq., died at Newport, July 3, 1813, set. 
81 years," — probably a second wife of Judge Henry Bliss. 

164. 

Rev. WILLIAM, of Newport, and of Middletown, R. I., a Seventh Day 
Baptist clergyman, (son of Josiah Bliss, of M.,) was born Feb. 5, 1728, — 
held a Captain's commission in the French war, in 1763, and was on the 
point of marching with the troops raised for an expedition against Canada, 
when the settlement of the difficulty between Great Britain and France led 
to the disbanding of the troops. He afterwards connected himself with the 
Sabbatarian Church in Newport, in 1764, was licensed to preach Oct. 30, 
1773, ordained Dec. 7, 1779, installed as pastor in December, and continued 
in charge of that church until his death. He was married in 1749, to Bar- 
bara Phillips. She was born in 1727, and died Oct. 29, 1775. Issue : 

475. Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1750, m. Aug. 21, 1806, Dea.Wm. Greenman, and d. May 20, 1834. 

476. Barbara, b. Oct. 20, 1751, d. July 18, 1840, un. m. 

477. Amy, b. Jan. 16, 1753, d. Aug. 21, 1769. 

fXewport, (R.I.) records give the marriage, Nov., 1741, of " Henry Bliss and Mary Clarke." It 
is not known whether this was the marriage of Judge Henry Bliss, of Newport, or of Henry, 
Bon of George and Sarah Bliss, of Newport. 

Another record gives the marriage of Mary, dau. of Henry Bliss, March 1, 1807, as the second 
wife of Caleb (son of Elder John) Maxon. 



62 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

478. *Arnold, b. July 16, 1754, d. Oct. 15, 1828. 

479. MABT.b. Jan. 15, 1757, in. Oct. 20, 1782, Caleb (son of Eld. John) Maxon, and d. March 16, 

1798. 

480. *William, b. July 15, 1758, d. July 30, 1846. 

481. *John, b. Jan. 7, 1760, d. April 28, 1845. 

482. *Thomas Ward, b. June 2, 1761, d. Sept. 5, 1798. 

483. George, b. Oct. 19, 1763, — was a mariner, and resided in Baltimore, Md. He was m. Nov. 

29, 1789, to Sarah Dunham, (dau. of Daniel Dunham, jr., of Newport,) from whom he 
was divorced in November, 1795. He went south, and married again, and two children 
survived his death, Dec. 14, 1809. 

484. Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 1765, m. Feb. 1794, Isaac Albro of Portsmouth, R.I., and d. Dec. 18, 1805. 

485. Josiah, b. Dec. 30, 1767, — a mariner, d. at sea, un. m., July 2, 1797. 

486. *Jeremiah, b. March 4, 1770, d. April 11, 1856. 

The father was afterwards married Jan. 9, 1780, to Elizabeth, daughter 
of Gov. Richard Ward, of Newport. She was born June 6, 1735, and died 
Feb. 18, 1815. He died May 4, 1808. 

During the revolutionary war Newport was occupied by the British troops, 
who built their intrenchments on the farm of Mr. Bliss, cut down his trees, 
and destroyed his fences ; and his house at times was made the quarters of 
the officers, some of whom expressed their astonishment at his skill in shoot- 
ing birds "on the wing." His reply was : "You seem very anxious to 
have the Americans land on this island ; now, when they come, they will 
take you down as easily as I do these birds." No further desire was ex- 
pressed by them to meet the rebels. On one occasion, a scouting party 
of British soldiers demanded admittance to his house, which he promptly 
refused, saying : " A man's house is his castle. Boys, get up and arm your- 
selves !" [He had seven sons.] And the British Colonel, Campbell, was 
compelled to guarantee the safety of the family and premises, before he was 
accorded the shelter he desired. On another occasion, the daughters Eliza- 
beth and Barbara hauled down the British colors, tore the bunting into thir- 
teen strips, and returned it to its place unnoticed by the British officers, 
who were much mortified and enraged by the occurrence. 

167. 

WILLLAM, of Warren, R. I., (son of George and Sarah Bliss, of New- 
port, R. I.,) was born about 1718, and married about 1750, to Harty Brown. 
She was born in 1733, and died Sept. 22, 1817. Issue : 

487. *Jonathan, b. prob. in 1751, d. Dec. 9, 1826. 

488. * William. 

489. Patience, m. a Mr. Childs. 

490. Sally, m. (Samuel?) Carr, of W., and had one dau. who m. a Beebe and had three chil- 

dren, Allen, Henry, and Martha Beebe. She (the dau.) afterwards m. a Mr. Butts, and 
had four children, — George W. Butts, of New Bedford, Mass., and William, Charles, 
and James Butts, of Warren. 

491. Betsey, n. m. 

492. Henry, b. Nov. 30, 1770, was a sea captain, lost at sea — family unknown. 

493. James, (sup. n. m.) 

494. Samuel, d. young. 

495. Polly, m. ab. 1784-5, by Wm. Barton, J. P., to John Childs, of Warren, and afterwards to 

a Mr. Clark, of N. Y. State. 

496. Frances, b. Feb. 1, 1772, d. June 9, 1849. 



SEVENTH GENERATION, 

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171. 

JONATHAN, of Rehoboth, Attleborough, and Dighton, Mass., (son of 
Ephraim Bliss, of Braintree, and Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born at B., about 
1672-3, married, and had issue : [The children in this famity are said to 
have d. young, with the exception of John, who d. at the age of forty-one.] 

497. Hannah. 

498. Thomas, d. young. 

499. Mart. 

500. *John, b. 1711, d. June 1752. 

501. Nathaniel. 

502. Ephraim. 

181. 

SAMUEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary Kendrick, 
of R.,) was born Sept. 7, 1695, and probably married, as we find recorded 
the birth of a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Bliss : 

503. Sarah, b. June 14, 1724. 

504. *Samuel, jr., b. ab. 1730. 

182. 

ABRAHAM, of Rehoboth, Mass., miller, (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary 
Kendrick, oi R.,) was born at R., Oct. 28, 1697, and married July 11, 1728, 
to Sarah Ormsbee, of R. He died in 1787. Issue : 

505. Abraham, b. Jan. 20, and d. March 20, 1730, O. 8. 

506. Sarah, b. Nov. 28, 1732, m. May 6, 1766, Azrikam Terce, [or Abram Pearce,] farmer, of 

New Hampshire. 

507. Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1733, (m. Sept, 13, 1772, Daniel Eddy, of R.?) 

508. *Abraham, b. April 10, 1735, d. Oct. 6, 1816. 

509. Isaac, b. May 20, 1737, O. S., d. May 12, 1822. 

510. *Jacob, b. Oct. 16, 1739, d. April 13, 1813. 

511. Ebenezer, b. March 20, 1741. 

512. Rachel, b. Feb. 8, 1743, m. in Aug., N67, Daniel Bullock, farmer, of Waterford, N. T. 

513. *Eleazer, b. May 7, 1745, d. Sept., 1833. 

514. *Levi, b. 1747, d. 1819. 

515. Catherine. 

516. Ann. 

184. 

Capt. NATHANIEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary 
Kendrick, of R.,) was born at R., Aug. 28, 1702, and married Dec. 24, 1724, 
to Mehitable Whittaker, of R., who died Feb. 21, 1767. Issue : 



64 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

517. Mehitable, b. June 9, 1725, m. Sept. 22, 1748, to James Redeway, of R. 

518. *Nathaniel, b. Dec. 2, 1727. 

519. Samuel, b. July 25, 1730. 

520. *Timotht, b. Jan. 4, 1733, d. Jan. 4, 1822. 

521. Ruth, b. Sept. 19, 1734, d. April 10, 1736. 

522. Oliver, b. June 6, 1739, d. young. 

523. Oliver, b. Oct. 29, 1745. It Is supposed he removed to Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Mass., 

as there was an Oliver Bliss m. at that place June 1, 1786, to Sarah Mack, of M., (by 
Rev. Aaron Bascomb.) 

The father was afterwards m., June 18, 1767, to Mrs. Margaret (widow 
of Col. Ephraim) Peck, of R. She d. June 5, 1774, in her seventy-second 
year. He was afterwards m. Jan. 26, 1775, to Mrs. Abigail Sabin, oi R. 
She was b. in 1708, and d. Jan. 1, 1796. The inscription on her gravestone, 
in Seekonk, reads, " Abigail, wife of Capt. Nathaniel Bliss ;" it is therefore 
supposed he was living at the time of her death. 

186. 

JONATHAN, of Rehoboth, Mass., (sup. to be a son of Jonathan Bliss 
and Miriam Carpenter, of R.,) was born in R., June 5, 1692, and married 
March 17, 1740, to Sarah Threshere, of R. She was born in 1716, and died 
in R., March 29, 1778, set. 62 yrs. He died May 3, 1770. Issue : 

524. Jonathan, b. May 3, 1741, d. Nov. 30, 1746. 

525. Sarah, b. July 22, 1742, d. Dec. 7, 1746. 

526. Miriam, b. Jan. 5, 1744, m. July 4, 1765, Hector Monroe, of R. 

527. Judith, b. Jan. 8, 1746, m. (May 14, 1778, David Newman, jr., of R. ?) 

528. Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1748, d. May 11, 1815. 

529. *Amos, b. Jan. 19, 1750. 

530. Ame, b. March 19, 1752. 

531. "Jonathan, (sup.) 

189. 

ELTSHA, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Car- 
penter, of R.,) was born at R., Oct. 4, 1697, and married April 7, 1726, to 
Margaret Newman, of R., who died April 5, 1788. He died March 15, 

1793. Issue : 

532. David, b. Feb. 6, 1727, d. Oct. 29, 1729. 

533. Elisha, b. Jan. 17, 1729, d. May 7, 1731. 

534. Huldah, b. Feb. 18, 1731, m. Nov. 13, 1752, Samuel Thomas, of Warren, R. I. 

535. *Elisha, jr., b. July 17, 1732, d. Nov., [Dec?] 13, 1778. 

536. David, b. Oct. 8, 1734, d. Jan. 4, 1756. 

537. Margaret, b. June 16, 1737, m. Feb. 12, 1759, Joseph Emerson, of R. 

538. Ezra, b. Dec. 3, 1739, d. Jan. 8, 1740. 

539. Newman, b. March 8, 1742, d. Feb. 1, 1756. 

540. Hannah, b. Dec. 24, 1743. 

190. 

Lieut. EPHRAIM, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Miriam 
Carpenter, of R.,) was born inR., Aug. 15, 1699, and married Dec. 5, 1723, 
to Rachel Carpenter. Issue : 

541. Ephraim, b. Jan. 23, and d. March 2, 1725. 

542. *Ephraim, b. June 3, 1726. 

543. Noah, twin of Ephraim, d. March 14, 1730. 

544. Rachel, b. March 6, 1728, m. Jan. 4, 1753, Capt. Isaac Burr, and d. Dec. 20, 1811. He was 

a son of David and Sarah Burr, of R., was b. Sept. 8, 1729, and d. Feb. 3, 1776, set. 46. 



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545. *Abiah, Id. Jan. 26, 1730, d. Jan. 25, 1825. 

546. Jonathan, b. Sept. 8, 1731, d. March 10, 1736. 

547. Ltdia, b. July 3, 1733, d. March 1, 1750-1. 

548. Keziah, b. Feb. 7, 1735, d. May 14, 1737. 

549. Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1737. 

550. *Jonathan, b. Jan. 26, 1739, d. Jan. 24, 1800. 

551. *Abadial, b. Dec. 15, 1740, d. June 10, 1805. 

552. Benjamin, b. Dec. 24, 1743, d. Oct. 16, 1751. 

191. 

DANIEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Miriam Car- 
penter, of R.,) was born at R., Jan. 21, (1700?) 1702, and married Jan. 26, 
1725, to Dorothy Fuller, of R., who died Jan. 7, 1778, in her seventy-second 
year. He died Aug. 25, 1782. Issue : 

-553. *Daniel, jr., b. Nov. 16, 1726, d. June 30, 1815. 

554. Dorothy, b. Jan. 13, 1729, m. April 12, 1752, to Elisha Allen, of Exeter, R. I. 

555. *Jacob, b. Feb. 16, 1732, d. March 3, 1807. 

556. *Noah, b. Oct. 24, 1734. 

557. Ruth, b. Oct. 23, 1736, d. Jan. 31, 1737. 

558. Bethiah, b. July 18, 1738, d. Sept. 21, 1753. 

559. *Joseph, b. May 3, 1742. 

560. Sibbel, b. Oct. 2, 1745, m. March 24, 1774, to Robert Corbin, of R. 

199. 

SAMUEL, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Thomas Bliss and Mary Loomer, 
of N.,) was born July 3, 1712, and married March 7, 1736-7, to Mary Bush- 
nell. It is supposed he removed to the northern part of Preston, (now 
Griswold,) Coma., near the present village of Jewett City, and died there 
July 30, 1804. She died March 7, 1776, set. 65 yrs. Issue : 

581. Mart, b. July 29, 1737, d. Nov. 23, 1763. 

562. Ezra, b. Oct. 4, 1738, d. Nov. 4, 1763. Resided at Norwich, and m. Nov. 14, 1762, to Anne 

(dau. of David and Elizabeth) Roath, of N., who d. Nov. 4, 1764, set. 19, issue unknown. 

563. Zipporah, b. March 11, 1739-40, d. Dec. 3. 1763. 

564. *Samuel, b. July 8, 1743, d. May 27, 1823. 

565. Abigail, b. May 23, 1746. 

566. ^Jonathan, b. June 17, 1748, d. March 17, 1800. 

567. Zephaniah, b. Aug. 29, 1750. 

568. *Silas, b. Jan. 17, 1753, d. ab. 1809-10. 

569. Eunice, b. Dec. 15, 1754. 

570. It is thought there was a dau. Axice, who m. about 177S Silas Spalding, of Plainfleld, Ct., 

(b. at P. June 24, 1751.) He lived in Roxbury, Vt., had five children, and d. in R. in 
1839. Issue : 1. Alice, b. 1779, m. Chas. Cotton, resided in Roxbury, and d. 1831. 
2. Samuel Bliss Spalding, b. 1780, m. ab. 1806, Sarah Sargent, and d. 1861. She d. 
July, 1850. Residence, Roxbury, Vt. 3. Silas, b. 1783, resided at Lenox, N. V., — a 
Baptist clergyman. 4. Lucy, b. 1786, m. Samuel Porter and resided at Theresa, N. Y. 
5. Betsey, b. Feb. 17, 1788, m. Darius Spalding — residence Roxbury. 

300. 

ELIJAH, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Thomas Bliss and Mary Loomer, 
of N.,) was born March 30, 1715, and married Nov. 7, 1737, to Martha 
Markum, of N. Issue : 

571. Thomas, b. May 2, 1740. 

572. Martha, b. Jan. 25, 1742-3, m. Feb. 14, 1760, James Elderkin, of N. 

573. *Elijah, jr., b. Jan. 23, 1744-5. 

574. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1745-6. 

575. Abigail, b. Nov. 9, 1754. 

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66 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

202. 

JOHN, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Packer, of 
N.,) was born May 16, 1717, and married Dec. 6, 1717, to Sarah, daughter 
of Isaac Huntington. She was born April 17, 1721, and died Jan. 25, 1806. 
In June, 1761, Mr. B. completed a bridge over the Shetucket River, at Nor- 
wich, (to what is now Laurel Hill.) one hundred and twenty-four feet in 
length, and twenty-eight feet above the water. " Nothing is placed between 
the abutments, but the bridge is supported by geometry work above, and 
calculated to bear a weight of five hundred tons." Mr. B. was said to be 
" one of the most curious mechanics of the age." "In 1784-5 this bridge 
was re-built by Elias Bliss, a carpenter of the neighborhood, — a son of the 
former builder." Mr. John Bliss died April 15, 1809. Issue : 

576. John, jr., b. March 14, 1749, d. March 25, 1815, un. m. 

577. Elias, h. Jan. 4, 1751, d. Sept. 25, 1833, un. m. 

578. *Zephaniah, b. July 8, 1753, d. Aug. 7, 1827. 

579. Sarah, b. Feb. 9, 1757, m. Jan. 20, 1784, Capt. Frederick Huntington, of Norwich, and d. 

Aug. 6, 1786. Two children d. young. 

580. *William, b. Dec. 2, 1766. 

208. 

JOHN, jr., of Hebron and Kent, Conn., (son of Rev. John and Anna 
Bliss, of H.,) was born at H., Dec. 22, 1713, and married Feb. 3, 1736-7, 
to Jerusha Brown, of H. She was admitted to church membership in Kent, 
(now Warren, Conn., Church,) Sept. 22, 1756. Issue: 

581. Anna, b. May 23, 1738, d. Dec. 17, 1741. 

582. *Gillam, b. Aug. 26, 1740. 

583. John, jr., b. Jan. 23, and d. Feb. 16, 1743. 

584. *John, jr., b. March 20, 1744. 

585. Constant, b. Oct. 5, 1746, m. by Rev. Sylvanus Osborn, of K., Nov. 19, 1767, to Elizabeth 

Palmer. It is thougbt he moved to Orford, N. H., about 1765-70, as a list of the in- 
habitants [no date] shows the names " Constant Bliss and wife," and " Gillam Bliss, 
(single) a transient man, 4," probably a cousin of Constant's. Another enumeration, 
in 1772 gives the names — " Constant Bliss and Elizabeth Bliss," and " young man, Gil- 
lorn Bliss." Another record states that " Constant Bliss settled on the back lot — six 
acres fell." This lot was originally owned by " John Moulton, 3d." Orford records 
also state that Constant Bliss was killed by the Indians at Greensboro, Vt., at an early 
date. (His family is not yet identified.) 
-586. Anna, b. Feb. 10, 1747-8. 

587. *Samuel, b. 1752, d. 1836. 

214. 

SDL V ANUS, of Hebron and Kent, Conn., (son of Rev. John and Anna 
Bliss, of H.,) was born Jan. 26, 1728, and married May 25, 1750, to Sarah 
Brown. Issue : 

588. Silvanus, jr., b. March 31, 1751. 

589. Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1753. 

590. Grace, b. July 20, 1755. 

591. Mart, b. Nov. 6, 1757. 

592. Jehiel, b. Jan. 15, 1761. This name may have been " Ithibel," The old Church Manual 

in Warren, Ct., (formerly part of Kent,) states that Roxina, wife of Ithibel Bliss, was 
admitted to membership therein in June, 1809. 

593. Neziah, b. March 21, 1765.f 

f" Heviah" Bliss, and Hannah Mallory were m. in Kent, Ct., May 5, 1783, by Rev. Peter Starr. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 67 

315. 

ABIEL, of Hebron, Conn., farmer, (son of Rev. John and Anna Bliss, of 
H.,) was born April 26, 1730, married Xov. 6, 1749, to Abigail Sutton, and 
resided at H., where he died, Aug. 26, 1755. Issue : 

594. Nathan, b. Aug. 20, 1750, d. Sept. 29, 1830, un. m. 

595. Simeon, b. July 15, 1752. 

596. *Abiel, b. May 6, 1755, d. Oct. 13, 1830. 

217. 

ELLIS, of Hebron, Conn., farmer, (son of Rev. John and Hannah Bliss, 
of II.,) was born Sept. 25, 1733, and inherited and cultivated his father's 
farm, containing about one hundred and fifty acres of land. He was married 
April 7, 1757, to Tamar Dewey, who died Nov. 29, 1769. Issue : 

597. A child, b. 1758, d. young. 

598. *Ellis, jr., b. April 5, 1759, d. Aug. 22., 1829. 

599. John, b. April 7, 1761, removed to Vermont, m. Mary Aspinwall, of West Fairlee, Vt., 

was a carpenter, and fell from a bridge that was being built over Wait's River, in Brad- 
ford, and was killed or drowned, April 19, 1803. No issue. 

600. *Dayid, b. June 17, 1763, d. March 18, 1835. 

601. Flavel, b. July 8, 1765, was drowned at New London, Conn., Aug. 2, 1778, from the ship 

" Trumbull," while guarding British prisoners of war. He had no issue. 

602. Lttjia, b. June 14, 1767, m. Dec. 16, 1790, Hon. Andrew B. Peters, of Bradford, Vt., and 

d. March 5, 1816. She was a very handsome, amiable, and accomplished lady. He was 
a eon of Col. John Peters and Ann Barnett, of Hebron, was b. in H., Jan. 29, 1764, and 
d. Aug. 10, 1851. 

603. A child, b. and d. Nov. 29, 1769. 

The father was afterwards married April 30, 1770, to Grace, daughter of 
Dea. Isaac Ford, of Hebron. She died Oct, 15, 1829, set. 82 yrs. He died 
July 14, 1814. Issue : 

604. Tamar, b. Nov. 14, 1771, m. Aug. 21, 1791, Henry More (a brother of Hon. Andrew B.) 

Peters, of Sydney, Cape Breton, and d. May 11, 1792. 

605. Rachel, b. March 22, 1773, m. Stephen Palmer, jr., removed to Vermont, about 1800, and 

d. Jan. 23, 1805. 

606. Anna, b. Oct. 10, 1774, d. Oct. 22, 1776. 

607. *Benjamin, b. July 11, 1776, d. July 24, 1858. 

608. *Isaac, b. April 20, 1778, d. June 11, 1852. 

609. Anna, 2d, b. August 1, 1779, m. about 1805, as the second wife of Stephen Palmer, jr., and 

d. April 19, 1811. He afterwards m. Mary Fargo. • 

610. Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1782, m. March 1, 1803, Elizur Talcott, Owego, N. Y., (son of 

Elizur Talcott and Dorothy Lord, of Glastenbury, Conn. He was b. Feb. 1, 1780, and 
d. Jan. 27, 1867. She d. Jan. 15, 1848. 

611. Hannah, b. June 6, 1784, m. Dec. 26, 1804, Erastus Jones, of Hebron, who was b. Jan. 7, 

1778, and d. Jan. 9, 1869. She d. May 22, 1834. 

612. *John Flavel, b. June 8, 1787, d. Dec. 11, 1873. 

613. A child b. and d. May 10, 1792. 

318. 

Dr. NEZIAH, of Hebron, Conn., (son of Rev. John and Hannah Bliss, 
of II., ) was born March 21, 1736-7, graduated at Yale College in 1760, be- 
came an eminent and wealthy citizen, and served fourteen terms in the leg- 
islature of the colony prior to the Revolution. To him the American people 
owe more than suggestion of their common school system ; he was its 
founder in the State of Connecticut, where it was first adopted, and where 
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stages and gave it vigor for the almost sublime descent it has accomplished. 
He was married March 6, 1766, to widow Martha [Huntington] Shipman, 
who died April 27, 1836. He diedf Aug. 31, 1787. Issue: 

614. *Samuel, b. Dec. 22, 1766, d. in 1846. 

615. Amelia, b. July 13, 1768, d. in 1820. 

616. Sarah, b. March 18, 1771, m. Capt. Daniel Phelps, of H., and died in June, 1846. Issue : 

1. Patty. 2. Sally B., m. Benjamin Bliss, of H. 3. Augustus. 4. "William. 5. 
Ralph. 6. John. 7. Fanny. 

617. Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1773, d. June 7, 1775. 

618. Hannah, b. Aug. 29, 1775, m. William Phelps, of Hebron, and died Feb. 19, 1811. He died 

Jan. 15, 1842, set. 74 yrs., s. p. 

619. Philoxena, b. June 1, 1777, m. Dr. David R. Lyman, of Derby, Conn., and died Nov. 22, 

1856. Issue : 1. Charlotte Bliss Lyman, b. in N. Y., Aug. 30, 1809, m. Oct. 9, 1S28, 
Ambrose Potter, of N. Y., (b. in Vt.) and had : 1 — Jane Philoxena Potter, b. in N. Y., 
Aug. 5, 1829, d. at Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1837; and— 2— George Russell Potter, (Day- 
ton at., cor. Main, Buffalo,) b. in N. Y., Dec. 11, 1831, m. at Buffalo, Oct. 6, 1863, Eu- 
nice Elizabeth, (dau. of Caleb and Sally) Hayward, of Lebanon, Conn., who d. at Buf- 
falo, Jan. 9, 1876, leaving issue : Edward Welden Potter, b. at B., Aug. 5, 1864, and 
Russell Ambrose, b. at B. Dec, 18, 1867. 2. David R. Lyman, jr., b. in N. Y., 1811, 
d. at Buffalo, July 21, 1863. He was m. to Elizabeth H. Roberts of Va., and had issue : 
George R., d. ; Clara Matilda ; Edwin Bliss ; Addison Irving ; Mary Evelyn ; James S. ; 
Henry L., and Thomas Walker. 

620. Lois, b. April 8, 1782, m. Dr. Jehiel Williams, of Lebanon, Conn., and resided at New 

Milford, Conn., where she d. ab. 1825, leaving two children, — Edward and Charlotte 
Williams. 

228. 

PELATIAH, of Montville, Conn., and Exeter and Avon, N. Y., fanner, 
(son of Pelatiah Bliss, of M.,) was born in M., about 1740-45, married ab. 

1768, to Elizabeth Baker, and resided on the farm left him by his father, — 
and eventually removed to N. Y. State, and died at Avon. She was born 
in 1744, and died in A., in 1834. Issue : 

621. Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1769, m. 1789, Gurdon Rogers, and d. in 1802. Issue : all b. in Conn., 

Benjamin, Hannah, Joel, Amos, Bliss, Gurdon, Eliza, and Lucretia, who m. Samuel 
Bronson and resides on the old Bliss homestead in Avon. 

622. Hannah, b. Jan. 19, 1772, m. William Viber, and had a son William and others. 

623. *Pelatiah, b. March 17, 1774, d. Nov. 23, 1852. 

624. *John, b. Nov. 8, 1780, d. Nov. 1815. 

229. 

NATHANIEL, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Mary 
Morgan, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Oct. 26, 1704, and was one of 
the twenty-four original settlers of W., who were incorporated as a parish 
in 1741. He was married Sept. 25, 1733, to Priscilla, daughter of David 
and Martha [Hall] Burt. She was born March 18, 1711, and died April 12, 

1769. He d. Nov. 23, 1771. Issue : 

625. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1734, m. Jan. 19, 1758, Comfort Chaffee of W. 
626.' Martha, b. May 10, 1739, m. 1759, Silas Hitchcock. 

627. *Nathaniel, jr., b. Nov. 26, 1741, d. Nov. 5, 1782. 

628. *David, b. April 4, 1745. 

629. ^Jonathan, twin with David. 

630. *Thomas, b. Nov. 25, 1747, d. 1830 

t" On the 31st of August last, departed this life, Neziah Bliss, Esq., of Hebron, in the fifty- 
first year of his age. His extraordinary usefulness and universal benevolence have long ren- 
dered him precious to all his acquaintance, and especially to the town where he lived, and which 
he faithfully served in various offices [Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, &c.,] more than twenty 
years. His sorrowing widow and seven children are but a small number of those who most sin- 
cerely lament his loss. In him was found the kind and loving husband, the affectionate and in- 
dulgent parent, and the true and faithful friend. Lovely in life and submissive in death.'" — Conn. 
Courant, of Sept. 3, 1787. 



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234. 

PELATIAH, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Mary 
Morgan, of L.,) was born March, 4, 1717, and was married in 1743, to Sarah 
Crowfoot, of Brimfield, Mass., their publishment bearing date Sept. 24, 
1743. She died Dec. 17, 1745. Issue: 

631. Sarah, b. July 22, 1744, d. Dec. 23, 1745. 

632. Mercy, b. Nov. 15, 1745, d. Dec. 17, 1745. 

The father was afterwards married, Dee. 1, 1748, to Jemima, daughter of 
David and Sarah (Mary?) Hitchcock, of Monson, Mass. She was born May 
14, 1729. He died Oct, 24, 1789. Issue : 

633. Jemima, b. Sept. 24, 1749, m. Jan. 27, 1774, Joseph Bumsted, of Wilbraham, and d. May 

15, 1787. 

634. Sarah, b. Oct. 23, 1751, d. Sept. 26, 1754. 

635. Lucy, b. Oct. 13, 1753, d. Aug. 19, 1754. 

636. *Zadock, b. July 3, 1755, d. Dec. 17, 1813. 

637. Mercy, b. March 22, 1757, d. June 28, 1787. 

638. Jonathan, b. March 22, 1759, d. April 5, 1759 . 

639. Lucy, b. June 30, 1760, m. Nov. 30, 1788, Asa Baldwin, of Vershire, Vt. 

640. David, b. July 1, 1762, d. single, May 7, 1815. He was lame. 

641. *Simeon, b. Dec. 8, 1764, d. May 14, 1817. 

642. Tabitha, b. April 11, 1767, d. in Oct. 1794. 

643. Submit, b. Feb. 22, 1770, m. Capt. Hamilton, of Barre, Mass. 

After the father's death, his widow married May 19, 1794, Capt. Leonard 
Nichols, of Brimfield, who died Aug. 10, 1806. She died in Feb., 1811. 

237. 

ABNER, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Mary Mor- 
gan, of L.,) was born Aug. 19, 1726, and married June 28, 1749, to Sarah, 
daughter of Joseph and Mary Cooley, of Somers, Conn., (whose mother 
having become a widow, had married the father of Abner.) He died April 
20, 1782. She died Aug. 9, 1794. Issue : 

644. Abner, b. Feb. 1, and d. March 31, 1750. 

645. Chloe, b. May 10, 1751, m. Capt. Asahel Cooley, of Wallingford, Conn. 

646. ^Nathaniel, b. Jan. 6, 1753, d. May 1, 1832. 

647. Mary, b. April 18, 1754, d. Aug. 4, 1777. 

648. Sarah, b. Jan. 6, 1756, d. Sept. 5, 1757. 

649. Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1757, m. a Mr. Tuttle, of "Wallingford, Conn. 

650. Bathsheba, b. Jan. 13, 1760, d. Feb. 24, 1832. 

651. Mamre, b. Nov. 26, 1765, m. ab. 1786, Abel Cook, jr., of Wallingford, and d. Dec. 19, 1790. 

He was born in 1765, and d. May 23, 1828. 

652. *Henry, (sup. nat. son, by Anne Cbepel, Brimfield, Mass.,) b. Feb. 1, 1764. d. Mar. 15, 1813. 

244. 

Hon. JOHN, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of John Bliss and Lydia Field, 
of Longmeadow, Mass.,) born Feb. 1, 1727, was a man of great influence, 
and of high natural talents. He was a self taught man, an ardent patriot 
during the Revolution, and held numerous offices of trust and responsibility. 
He was representative from the town of Springfield, (then including Wil- 
braham,) in 1773; and continued a member either of the House of Repre- 
sentatives, Senate, or Executive Council of Massachusetts, for thirty years, 
— two years being excepted. He was a member of each of the three Pro- 



70 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

vincial Congresses held in Massachusetts in the early part of the Revolu- 
tion ; was for many years a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the 
County of Hampshire ; and was a Colonel of the First Regiment of Hamp- 
shire Militia. In all these stations he was an exemplary professor of the 
Christian religion. He was married Nov. 8, 1749, to Abiah, [Pease?] dau. 
of Josiah and Margaret Colton, of Enfield, Coim. She was born in 1718, 
and died in September, 1803. Issue : 

653. Oliver, b. Sept. 15, 1750, d. Jan. 13, 1757. 

654. Ltdia, b. March 9-10, 1752, died March 29, 1?55, — was the first person buried in the South 

Parish burying ground. 

655. Ltdia, b. Jan. 19, 1756, m. 1789? Rev. Moses Warren, of Wilbraham. He was a son of 

Dea. Jonas and Lydia Warren, was b. in Upton, Mass., 1758, grad. Harvard 1784, 
licensed at Milford, 1785, ordained Sept. 3, 1788, and d. in Feb. (19) 1829. Issue : Mo- 
ses, Lydia, John Bliss, and Aaron. 

656. Abiah, b. June 1, 1758, m. March 13, 1777, Josiah Cooley, Longmeadow, and d. July 8,1830. 

657. Lucy, b. March 4, and d. March 31, 1761. 

658. Lucy, b. March 28, 1762, m. Edward Morris, of Wilbraham. Judge Oliver Bliss Morris, a 

son of this union, was b. in W. in 1782, grad. at Williams College, removed to Spring- 
field, at the age of nineteen, and commenced the practice of law. In early life he seve- 
ral times represented the town of Springfield ; was appointed Judge of Probate in 1829, 
and filled that office with great acceptance for more than a quarter of a century. He 
was m. in 1813 to Caroline, (dau. of Hon. George) Bliss, of Springfield, and had issue: 
Henry Morris, b. June 16, 1814, who was elected M. C. and appointed Judge; and 
George Bliss Morris, b. Nov. 12, 1818. Mrs. Caroline Morris d. Feb. 9, 1842. 

The father was afterwards married, Sept. 10, 1804, to Mrs. Sarah, widow 
of Isaac Morris, and the mother of his son-in-law, Edward Morris. He 
died Nov. 3, 1809.f 

245. 

AARON, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of John Bliss and Lydia Field, of 
L.,) was born May 3, 1730, and married April 23, 1754, to Miriam, daughter 
of William and Mary [Merrick] Colton, who died May 22, 1805. He d. Feb. 
1, 1810. He was a soldier eight months in the old French war, 1755. Issue : 

659. Aaron, jr., b. Sept. 1, 1754, d. June 25, 1776, at Crown Point, in the Rev. War. — un. m. 

660. Moses, b. June 14, and d. June 17, 1757. 

661. Miriam, b. June 20, 1758, m. July 10, 1799, Lieut. Hezekiab Hale, and afterwards to Gad 

Colton, and d. July 8, 1831. 

fWilbraham was incorporated as a district June 15, 1763, but was not legally entitled to a rep- 
resentative to the General Court until the adoption of the new constitution in 1780, and so it con- 
tinued to vote with Springfield, when it voted at all, for nine years, without having a representa- 
tive selected from within its limits. West Springfield was then included in the same town, and 
the people there had a majority of the voters, when the Wilbraham people did not vote. For 
many years there had been a representative elected from each side of the river; but in 1772, the 
west-siders thinking they could out-vote the east-siders, proposed to drop Col. Worthington, the 
east-side member, from the ticket, and elect both of the representatives from the west-side. The 
east-siders went out to Wilbraham, and proposed if they would join forces and vote for Col. W., 
to put a Wilbraham man on the ticket, and so knock the west-siders out altogether. The day of 
election came, and the west-siders were over in full force, but were found frequently enquiring — 
"What are all these Wilbraham people doing here, to-day?" Such a turn-out had never before 
been seen. The result of the ballot explained the whole affair. Col. Worthington, of Spring- 
field, and John Bliss, Esq., of Wilbraham, were elected. The next year the west-side was made 
a separate town, which terminated that sport. The old town was still entitled to two representa- 
tives, and Messrs. Worthington and Bliss were elected the two succeeding years. When war 
was commenced, Wilbraham took the responsibility of electing Mr. Bliss on her own account; 
her right, under the circumstances, was not questioned, and the constitution being adopted in 
1780, confirmed it. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 71 

662. Hannah, b. Feb. 21, 1761, m. July 24, 1788, Thomas Colton, and d. April 6, 1822. 

663. Margaret, b. May 10, 1764, m. March 26, 1799, Ezra Stebbins, and d. Oct. 14-15, 1831. 

664. John, b. Nov. 22, 1766, d. Feb., 1847. He was m. to Elizabeth, (dau. of Gideon and Jo- 

anna) Colton, who d. of apoplexy, July 16, 1851, ajt. 77 yrs. They resided at Long- 
meadow and had no issue, but adopted a girl by the name of Philinda, who was known 
by the name of Bliss, and married John Miller. 

665. Eunice, b. Jan. 6, 1770, d. July 30, 1830, un. m. 

666. Oliver, b. Feb. 22, 1773, became a physician, was m. to Mrs. Clorinda Blanchard, and d. 

without issue, Aug. 13, 1840. She d. May 2, 1841, set. 70. 

254. 

EBENEZER, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah 
Colton, of L.,) was born April 7, 1724, lived some years in Monson, then 
a part of Brimfield Mass., and sold his place there in 1763, when he re- 
moved to L. He was married Oct. 18, 1749, to Sarah, daughter of Daniel 
and Jemima Cooley, who died March 3, 1795. He d. Oct. 20, 1787. Issue : 

667. *Asahel, b. Feb. 5, 1750-1, d. May 11, 1777. 

668. *Nathan, b. Sept. 27, 1752-3, d. July 29, 1818. 

669. *Eli, b. Oct. 15, 1754. 

670. *Ebenezer, b. Oct. 4, 1756, d. March 24, 1826. 

671. *GAD,b. Dec. (13, O. S.) 25, 1758, d. Sept. 9, 1823. 

672. Elizabeth, b. March 30, 1761, m. April 12, 1792, Levi Rumrill, of L., and d. April 22, 1816. 

He was son of Nehemiah Rumrill and Alice Parsons, and was born June 29, 1768. His 
second wife was Patty Booth. He d. Jan. 11, 1840. 

673. Esther, b. June 28, 1763, m. Solomon Graves, of Hatfield, Mass. 

674. Phebe, twin with Esther, m. Feb. 10. 1789, Josiah Moulton [or Morton,] farmer, Hatfield 

675. *Abijah, b. June 14, 1766, d. June 20, 1829. 

676. *Daniel, b. Dec. 27, 1769. 

255. 

JOSIAH, of Monson, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Colton, of 
Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Aug. 17, 1725, and married April 9, 1750, 
to Sarah Frost. He died in February, 1805. Issue : 

677. Josiah, jr., b. Jan. 23, 1751, d. at Clinton, N. Y., in 1799, un. m. 

678. *Jacob, b. Oct. 2, 1752, d. April 24, 1836. 

679. *Reuben, b. March 8, 1754, d. Dec. 9, 1830. 

680. Sarah, m. in Surry, N. H., April 24, 1781, Ford Bates, of Monson. 

681. Oliver, b. May 23, 1761, was killed in battle at Kingsbridge, during the Revolutionary 

War, — was un. m. 

682. *Moses, b. Aug. 1, 1763, d. Jan. 24, 1844. 

683. *Aaron, b. 1767, d. 1822. 

684. *Samuel, b. May 1, 1779, d. Aug. 2, 1858. 

685. Lois, m. a Simonds, of Walpole. 

686. Eunice, m. Oliver Bates. 

687. Luct, b. 1783, n. m., sup. d. July 14, 1870. 

256. 

Dea. ISAAC, of Western, now Warren, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss 
and Sarah Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Jan. 28, 1727, mar- 
ried June 2, 1750-2, to Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah [Bliss] 
Hubbard, of Brimfield, Mass., and settled on a farm in the southerly part 
of the town, which has ever since remained in possession of the family. He 
was one of the leading citizens of the young town, then just incorporated, 
being at one time one of its Selectmen, and was also a Deacon in the Con- 
gregational Church in the place. He was in Capt. Burt's Company, under 



72 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Col. William Williams, 1758, raised for an expedition against Canada. Mrs. 
B. was b. May 13, 1727, and d. Jan. 2, 1798. He d. Sept. 30, 1809. Issue : 

688. Samuel, b. July 23, 1753, had no family, and was killed by the Indians in Canada, May 

20, 1777. 

689. Ruth, b. Sept. 11, 1754, m. Peter Hitchcock, of Homer, N. Y. 

690. Eunice, b. July 11, 1756, m. Edward Walker, of Wardsboro, Vt. 

691. *Isaac, b. Aug. 8, 1759, d. June 28, 1826. 

692. *Daniel, b. April 10, 1761, d. March 17, 1842. 

693. Hannah, b. March 6, 1764, m. Jan. 28, 1789, Ebenezer Vinting, of Wardsboro, Vt., and 

d. April 3, 1798. 

694. Phebe, b. Jan. 13, 1770. 

259. 

SAMUEL, of Longmeadow, Mass., and Fairlee, Vt., (son of Ebenezer 
Bliss and Sarah Colton, of L.,) was born April 2, 1734, and resided in L. 
till after the birth of his children. He was there married, in September, 
1764, to Mrs. Abigail Weld, daughter of John and Sarah [Chandler] Rum- 
rill, of Enfield, Conn. She was born March 1, 1730, and died on the jour- 
ney while removing to Fairlee, (in Feb. 1787,) and before arriving there. 
[Her brother, John, m. his sister, Sarah Bliss.] This family lived at the 
head of Fairlee Pond. Issue : 

695. *Samuel, b. 1766. 

696. *Solomon, b. Dec. 14, 1767, d. Sept. 27, 1853. 

697. Enoch, b. ab. 1769, d. ab. 1783. 

The father was afterwards married to Prudence Woodworth of Norwich, 
Conn., and died Nov. 22, 1814. He was a puritan of the old school, and 
was a Justice of the Peace in Fairlee fifteen years. 

361. 

NATHAN, of Springfield, Mass., (son oi Samuel Bliss and Elizabeth 
Chapin, of S.,) was born March 30, 1738, and married April 30, 1763, to 
Abigail, daughter of John and Sarah Burt, who died Dec. 7, 1798. He 
died May 7, 1808. Issue : 

698. Chloe, b. Oct. 22, 1763, d. Jan. 10, 1781. 

699. *Nathan, b. March 19, 1765, d. Nov. 21, 1851. 

700. Eber, b. Jan. 4, 1767, n. m., d. 1842-6. 

701. *Gaius, b. Jan. 11, 1769, d. March 17, 1851. 

702. Cynthia, b. May 27, 1771. 

703. Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1773, m. Jan. 1799, Charles, son of Timothy Bliss and Thankful Mer- 

rick, of Springfield, resided at Ludlow, Mass., and d. Jan. 16, 1841. 

704. Josiah, b. Jan. 2, 1780, d. Feb. 22, 1781. 

705. Chloe, b. Jan. 24, 1785. 

265. 

JUSTIN, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Samuel Bliss and Silence Hitch- 
cock, of S.,) was b. June 6, 1762, and married to Elizabeth Cooley, of Wat- 
ertown, Mass. He died Oct. 14, 1805. [She afterwards married, in 1811, 
Hezekiah Warriner of Hadley, Mass.] Issue : 

706. Chloe, d. young. 

707. Samuel, b. Nov. 5, 1788, d. young. 

708. Elizabeth, b. April 12, 1791, m. 1811, Elijah Murphy. 

709. Nancy, b. Oct. 1, 1793, d. Oct. 11, 1810. 

710. *Samuel, b. March 2, 1796, d. May 10, 1826. 

711. Anna, b. Aug. 5, 1798, d. Oct. 14, 1810. 

712. Jonas C, b. Jau. 17, 1802, d. young. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 73 

267. 

WILLIAM, jr., of Belchertown, Mass., (son of William Bliss and Expe- 
rience White, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Nov. 22, 1746, and married 
Feb. 5, [S. R. 16,] 1775, to Eleanor Sikes. He died March [Nov.?] 16, 
1782. [She was afterwards married Sept. 12, 1787, to Ebenezer Whitney, 
of Belchertown, and died in 1814, set. 70.] Issue : 

713. *William, b. Jan. 6, 1776, d. April 1, 1855. 

714. Anna, b. Jan. 5, 1778, d. May 22, 1786. 

715. Elam, b. Dec. 6, 1779, was educated as an apothecary, and engaged in business in Spring- 

field ; afterwards, in Boston, and in New York, was a book publisher and seller, and at 
the time of his death one of the oldest in tbe trade. He had a large circle of friends who 
valued him highly for his many excellent qualities, and who sorrowed sincerely at his 
death. He was never married. He d. of pneumonia, at his residence, on Broadway, 
N. Y., March 30, 1848, and was buried in Trinity churchyard, in that city. 

716. Eli, b. Aug. 11, 1782, d. Dec. 5, 1805, un. m. 

268. 

GAD, of Springfield, Mass., (son of William Bliss and Experience White, 
of S.,) was born Feb. 6, 1748, and married in 1770, to Abiah Colton, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Abiah [Cooley] Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass. She 

was born Dec. 30, 1752, and d. Feb. 13, 1811. He d. Jan. 29, 1826. Issue : 

■ 

717. James, b. Feb, 20, 1773, left home, un. m., went to sea, and was never heard from. 

718. Margaret, b. Feb. 15, 1775, m. 1798, Alexander Rumrill. 

719. Hannah, twin with Margaret, m. 1793, John Stebbins. 
720: Bathsheba, b. Sept. 3, 1777, m. 1800, Salomoth Smith. 

721. *John, b. Aug. 30, 1779. 

722. *Elijah W., b. June 3, 1781, d. July 28, 1845. __-- 

723. Henry, b. Aug. 21, 1783, n. m., d. at Turin, N. Y. 

724. Chloe, b. Dec. 9, 1787, m. 1S06, Calvin Cooley. 

725. Cynthia, m. 1817, Chester Cooley. 

726. Abiah, b. Aug. 1794, m. 1813, Luther Hosmer. 

269. 

DANIEL, of Springfield, Mass., blacksmith, (son of William Bliss and 
Experience White, of S.,) was born June 29, 1751, and married in 1780, to 
Mary Morgan, who d. Oct. 29, 1819. He d. Dec. 25, 1810. Issue : 

727. Mary, b. May 8, 1781, m. Jan. 6, 1805, Amasa Parsons. 

728. *Stephen, b. Aug. 9, 1784, d. April 25, 1848. 

729. Sophia, b. Dec. 20, 1785, m. Aug., 1811, Lyman Wood. 

730. Philura, b. Feb. 1, 1789, m. 1812, Lora Chaffee, and d. Nov. 20, 1852. 

731. Daniel, b. Sept. 24, 1791, d. un. m., Jan. 27, I860,— a suicide. 

732. William, b. Aug. 21, 1794, d. young. 

733. William, b. May 6, 1800, d. Feb. 11, 1827, un. m. 

271. 

ELIJAH, of Westfield, Mass., and Rochester, Vt., farmer, (son of Wil- 
liam Bliss and Experience White, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at S., 
March 5-6, 1756, was a revolutionary soldier four years, in Capt. Ball's 
Company, in the Fourth Mass. Regiment, and after the war removed with 
his family, in 1788, to Rochester, when there were only twelve other families 
in the town. He was married Oct. 16, 1785, to Charlotte Bagg, of S. She 
was a daughter of John Bagg and Rebecca Phelps, of West Springfield, 
and was born in 1763. Issue : 
10 



74 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

734. *Pliny, b. July, 1787, d. June, 1848. 

735. And two daus., one of whom was the mother of eighteen children. 

272. 

DAVID, jr., of Springfield, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., shoemaker, tan- 
ner, and currier, (son of David Bliss and Miriam Sexton,) of S., was born 
in S., Sept. (14?) 24, 1758, and after learning the shoemaking trade, en- 
gaged in partnership with Mr. Isaac Bliss, of S., in the shoe and leather 
business, but his health failing, the partnership was given up, and he soon 
after died in H., Oct. 5-6, 1791. He was married Nov. 21, 1787, to Lucy, 
daughter of Thomas Stebbins and Phebe Burt. She was born in Spring- 
field, April 27, 1763. Issue : 

736. Lucy, b. at H., Jan. 17, 1789, m. Dec. 16, 1813, Mr. John Lord, farmer, of Norwich, Vt., 

where she d. July 28, 1872. He was b. in N., Aug. 1, 1782, and was living, hale and 
hearty, in May, 1879. Issue: 1. David Bliss Lord, b. Nov. 14, 1814, d. in 1S69. 2. 
Jonathan Smith, b. Aug. 31, 1816. 3. Lucius Stebbins, b. Sept. 7, 1818. 4. (Rev.) 
John Mills, b. Oct. 4, 1820, — resided in 1877 at New Braintree, Mass. 5. Harriet Ann, 
b. April 1, 1824. 6. Horatio Flagg, b. Dec. 26, 1826, d. in childhood. 7. Judah Al- 
bums, b. Sept. 9, 1829, d. in childhood. 8. Lucy Isabell, b. April 21, 1832. 

737. *David, b. at S., April 14, 1791, d. May, 1860. 

The mother was afterwards married, Jan. 31, 1796, to Dea. John Flagg, 
a farmer, of Deerheld, Mass., and removed to Wilmington, Vt., where 
three sons were born, (Rev. Horatio, Jan. 24, 1798, John Sidney, Aug. 29, 
1799, and another, who d. young,) and where she died, Nov. 11, 1808. 

274. 

PELATIAH, jr., of Suffield, Conn., physician, (son of Pelatiah Bliss and 
Ann Stoughton, of East Windsor, Conn.,) was born March 23, 1723, and m. 
Oct. 2, 1746, to Abigail King. In a deed of land to him in S., when he re- 
sided there, he is described as a physician. He was subsequently surgeon 
of a regiment in the old French war, (1755,) near Lake George, under Gen. 
Phineas Lyman, of Durham, Conn., and died in the public service, near 
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1756. Issue : 

738. Anna, b. Aug. 6, 1747. 

739. Pelatiah, b. Feb. 21, 1748, d. Nov. 18, 1766, un. m. 

740. Abigail, b. Aug. 6, and d. Dec. 10, 1751. 

741. Abigail, b. June 6, 1754, d. Feb. 26, 1757. 

275. 

REUBEN", of Springfield, Mass., carpenter and builder, (son of Pelatiah 
Bliss and Ann Stoughton, of East Windsor, Conn.,) was born Dec. 14, 1726, 
and married April 11, 1753, to Elizabeth, daughter of Luke and Martha 
Hitchcock. She was born in 1732, and died April 15, 1812. He died Sept. 
18, 1806. Issue : 

742. *Calvin, b. Sept. 23, 1753, d. Feb. 2, 1814. 

743. Lucy, b. Nov. 21, 1755, d. Nov. 10, 1776. 

744. *Stoughton, b. Sept. 5, 1758, d. May 7, 1836. 

745. *Pitt, b. Dec. 8, 1760, d. Sept. 4, 1810. 

746. *Festus, b. Nov. 10, 1762, d. June 15, 1810. 
717. *Paul, b. Aug. 20, 1766, d. June 1, 1813. 
748. *Pelatiah, b. May 5, 1770, d. July 21, 1826. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 75 

276. 

LUKE, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Capt. Luke Bliss and Mercy Ely, 
of S.,) was born April 10, 1738, and married Dec. 4, 1758, to Mary, daugh- 
ter of Jedediah and Rachel [Sheldon] Bliss, of S., who was born Dec. 11, 
1739. Issue : 

749. Mart, b. Nov. 13, 1759, d. Nov. 13, 1783. 

750. Luke, b. Feb. 13, and d. Marcb 8, 1762. 

751. Luke, b. Feb. 10, and d. March 1, 1763. 

752. Lawrence, b. Dec. 26, 1763, d. May 3, 1790, un. m. 

753. Lucy, b. Nov. 29, and d. Dec. 1, 1765. 

754. Walter, b. Jan. 7, 1767, d. 1767. 

755. Anne, b. April 22, 1769, in. July 15, 1788, Dr. Joseph "Waldo, and reau to Berkshire, N. Y. 

756. Luke, b. April 8, 1771, d. young. 

757. Luke, b. April 2, 1772, d. 1799, un. m. 

The father was afterwards married, March 2, 1775, to Rachel, daughter 
of Moses and Rachel [Colton] Bliss, of S. She was born Sept. 3, 1748, 
and died in 1804. He died April 9, 1811. Issue : 

758. Jonathan, b. March, 27, 1776, d. young. 

759. Lewis, b. Dec. 3, 1777, d. at Hartford, Conn., Sept. 22, 1843, — un. m. 

760. Martin, b. Dec. 12, 1779, d. at sea, 1S01-5, — un. m. 

761. Mart, b. Aug. 8, 1783, m. July 4, 1811, Solomon Warriner, jr., Springfield, (second wife.) 

762. Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1787. 

763. Walter, b. March 6, 1789, d. young. 

764. Jonathan, b. Feb. 4, 1794, m. Phebe , and d. in Feb., 1825, in Brooklyn, N. T., s. p. 

379. 

Hon. JONATHAN,! of St. John, and Fredericton, N. B., (son of Capt. 
Luke Bliss and Mercy Ely, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Oct. 1, 1742, 
graduated at Harvard College about 1763, became a distinguished member 
of the bar in Massachusetts, and was at one time a member of the Legisla- 
ture. He removed to England about 1776, thence to New Brunswick about 
1784, and was Attorney General of that Province for twentj'-four years. In 
1809 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Province, and President of H. 
M. Council, which office he held till his death. Long life, riches, and honor 
was his portion. He was married in 1790, to Mary, daughter of Hon. John 
Worthington, of Springfield, Mass. She was born March 7, 1760, and died 
at St. John, April 19, 1799. He died at Fredericton, Oct. 1, 1822. Issue : 

765. John Worthington, b. Aug. 21, 1791, d. Jan. 5, 1810, after an illness of three days, from 

a cold contracted by falling into a creek while skating. 

766. Lewis, b. July 2, 1793, n. m., still living (1877) in England. 

767. *William Blowers, b. Aug. 28, 1795. 

768. Henry, b. April 24, 1797, — was admitted to the bar in London, and d. there. He was for 

a number of years the agent of the Province in London, — and was highly distinguished 
in his profession, which he practiced in England with success. A grant of a Coat of 
Arms was made in 1S63, to a Bliss, formerly of New Brunswick. 

fWhile in London Mr. Bliss belonged to the New England Club, composed of Massachusetts 
loyalists, among whom was Salters Sampson Blowers, who in 1784 was appointed to the Attor- 
ney Generalship of Nova Scotia, and shortly after to the office of Chief Justice of that Province. 
There were intimacies formed during the days of the Revolution which ripened with age. Of 
this, Jonathan Bliss and Salters S. Blowers, was a beautiful illustration. One of the sons of Mr. 
B. thus came to be called William Blowers Bliss, after the Chief Justice, was by him brought up, 
and afterwards married his daughter and inherited his large fortune. 



76 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

286. 

Col. PELATIAH, of "West Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Dea. Ca- 
leb Bliss and Editha Day, of Springfield,) was born Dec. 12, 1748, and m. 
June 10, 1773, to Ruth, daughter of Richard and Naomi Woodworth, who 
died Feb. 15, 1799. Issue : 

769. *JeduthaN, b. April 10, 1774, d. May 5, 1855 

770. Naomi, b. Nov. 7, 1775, m. Jonathan Hunt, resided in Bennington, Vt., and d. July 24, 

1837. He wa9 t\e sixth of the name in direct succession. He removed to B. ab. 1795. 

771. Seth, b. Aug. 31, 1777, m. Laura Hosford, late in life, and d. Dec. 8, 1850, without issue. 

She d. March 29, 1846, set. 64. 

772. Sophia, b. June 8, 1779, d. June 26, 1780. 

773. Sophia, b. March 19, 1781,— living in 1877. 

774. Diademia, b. Nov. 15, 1783, d. Sept. 26, 1830. 

775. Okrin, b. Oct. 25, 1786, d. June 14, 1788. 

The father was afterwards married to Mary Sheldon, who died Feb. 22, 
1826. He died Oct. 29, 1828. 

287. 

CALEB, of West Springfield, Mass., (son of Dea. Caleb Bliss and Editha 
Day, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Aug. 12, 1750, and married Oct. 31, 
1776, to Hannah Van Horn. She was born Aug. 19, 1750, and died April 
15, 1831. He died Dec. 15, 1825. Issue— all born at W. S. : 

776. Axxe, b. March 10, 1778, m. Wm, W. Cady, and resided in Dalton, Mass., aft. in Ohio. 

777. *Genubath, b. June 13, 1780, d. March 28, 1868. 

778. Elijah, b. Feb. 7, and d. Feb. 17, 1782. 

779. *Eli.tah, b. Feb. 19, 1783, d. April 15, 1854. 

780. *Caleb, b. Jan. 18, 178S, d. April 2, 1866. 

292. 

Dea. MOSES, of Chicopee, (then part of Springfield,) Mass., shoemaker, 
son of Moses Bliss and Rachel Colton, of S., was b. Jan. 1, 1753, was a soldier 
in the revolutionary war, and on one occasion took a prisoner from Spring- 
field to Boston, and afterwards returned to S., making the whole trip on 
foot, within three days. He was a Deacon of the First Baptist Church in 
Springfield. He was married Jan. 16, 1777, to Abiah, daughter of George 
and Thankful Chapin. She was born March 10, 1755, and died April 19, 
1835. He died March 1, 1842. Issue : 

781. Joseph Talcott, b. Jan. 14, and d. Jan. 16, 1778. 

782. *William Chapin, b. Sept. 11, 1779, d. May 19, 1864. 

783. Esther, b. July 6, 17S2, m.March 27, 1814, as the second wife of Joseph White Talcott, 

and d. at C, Feb. 22, 1836. He was a son of Seth Talcott and Anna White, of Bolton ? 
Conn., and was b. April 6, 1772. After her death the family rem. to near Ithica, N. Y. 

784. Lois, b. May 11, 17S4, m. Nov. 9, 1809, Alexander Sikes, Suffleld, Ct., and d. Nov. 2, 1814. 

785. *Moses, b. Sept. 17, 1788, d. Nov. 30, 1S25. 

786. Horace, b. May 21, 1791, d. Oct. 7, 1814, prob. un. m. 

787. *Francis, b. Aug. 19, 1793,— living in 1879. 
78S. Abiah, b. Nov. 5, 1795, d. Sept. 19, 1801. 

294. 

LUTHER, of Bennington, Vt., (son of Moses Bliss and Rachel Colton, 
of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Sept. 9, 1760, and married in 1780, to 
Lovice, daughter of Moses and Rachel Stebbins. She was born in 1764, 
and died Oct. 1, 1828. He died in August, 1830. Issue : 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 77 

789. *Luther, b. Feb. 8, 1781, d. April 2, 1854. 

790. *Moses, b. April 13, 1783, d. Marcb 31, 1854. 

791. *Pelatiah, b. April 3, 1785, d. Sept. 30, 1818. 

792. Elizabeth, b.Nov. 12, 17S7, m. Abram Burnsmaid, of Burlington, Vt., and d. Oct. 26, 1835. 

793. * James Colton, b. Jan. 3, 1791, d. Aug. 3, 1855. 

794. Emily, b. April 20, 1793, m. May (1810?) Hon. George T. Hodges, of Rutland, Vt., who 

d. Aug. 9, 1860, set. 72. 

795. Semanthe, b. Sept. 20, 1795, d. Feb. 22, 1812. 

796. Lovice, b. July 17, 1799, m. July, 1824, Esquire Austin, and d. Sept. 8, 1839. 

797. Rachel, b. Aug. 23, 1802, m. Rev. Henry Hunter. 

798. Mart, b. June 15, 1806, d. Sept. 26, 1826. 

A Mr. Luther Bliss (perhaps the father of the above family,) was in 
Capt. Daniel Cadwell's Company, in Col. Timothy Robinson's detachment 
of militia from Massachusetts, at Ticonderoga, in 1776-7. 

298. 

SAMUEL, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Dea. Samuel Bliss and 
Mary Loomis, of W.,) was born Feb. 17, 1734, and married Feb. 1, 1759, 
to Mary Gleason. She was born Nov. 17, 1735, and died Nov. 4, 1823. 
He died in 1786. Issue : 

799. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1759, m. as his second wife, Dea. Jonathan Jennings, of Brookfield, 

Mass., and d. Nov. 6, 1848. 

800. Sarah, b. Jan. 17, 1761, m. Nov. 2, 1790, David Lainpson, of Warren, and d. Nov. 23, 1832. 

801. *Noah, b. Jan. 22, 1763, d. Sept. 25, 1829. 

802. *Samuel, b. Jan. 14, 1765, d. April 3, 1842. 

803. Jemima, b. Jan. IS, 176S, m. Ebenezer Marsh, and d. Jan. 10, 1840. 

804. *Jonathan, b. Oct. 16, 1770, d. Aug. 8, 1854. 

805. *Oliver, b. Dec. 2, 1773, d. Aug. 31, 1848. 

806. *David, b. Oct. 3, 1779, d. April 11, 1848. 

299. 

SOLOMON, of Weston, (now Warren,) Mass., son of Dea. Samuel Bliss 
and Mary Loomis, of W., was born Jau. 16, 1737, and married Feb. 22, 1762, 
to Martha Young, of Brimfield, Mass. She was born March 2, 1741, and 
died July 6, 1788. Issue : 

807. Frederick, (Judge,) b. July 15, 1763, m. Polly, dau. of Capt. Stephen and Rebecca 

(Young) Davis, and d. Nov. 9, 1828. He resided in Georgia, Vt., where he settled in 
1786, and was for many years a Justice of the Peace; he was nine years a member of 
the Governor's Council, 1S09-13 and 1815-19, twelve years Assistant Judge of the 
County Court, 1804 to 1813 and 1815-18 ; and in 1813 was Judge of Probate ; was dele- 
gate to Constitutional Convention in 1S14, and represented the town in the Legislature 
in 1S19. " He was the peacemaker of the town." He left no issue. Mrs. Bliss adopted 
as her son, Cornelius V. Taylor, nat. son of her niece, Betsey Taylor, by Albert Bliss, 
of Georgia. [See Cornelius V. Bliss.] 

808. *Abner, b. Oct. 19, 1764, d. July 20, 1811. 

809. Patty, (Martha,) b. May 12, 1766, d. April 17, 1817. 

810. Margaret, b. Feb. 25, 1768, d. July 5, 1786. 

811. *Solomon, b. Oct. 26, 1769, d. Sept. 4, 1834. 

812. Rebecca, b. July 13, 1771, d. Aug. 26, 1814. 

813. *Loomis, b. July 17, 1773, d. June 5, 1854. 

814. *Moses, b. April 3, 1775, d. in 1848. 

815. Betsey, b. Oct. 11, 1776, d. in Nov. 1853. 

816. *Eli, b. Feb. 19, 1779, d. April 17, 1856. 

817. *William Young, b. Feb. 24, 1781, d, April 16, 1821. 

818. *Reuben, b. Jan. 24, (one record says June 15,) 1783, d. July 4, 1819. 

819. Margaret, b. July 6, 1786. 

820. Abigail, b. June 26, 1788, d. Feb. 15, 18.... 



78 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

The father was afterwards married, Sept. 21, 1789, to Margaret, daugh- 
ter of John and Margaret Smith. She was b. in Palmer, Mass., in 1750-3, 
and died May 4, 1847. He died May 24, 1803. Issue : 

821. Mart, b. March 7, 1791, m. Eli Lincoln, of Warren. 

822. Lena, b. July 12, 1793, m. Samuel Tidd, and d. Aug. 2, 1813. 

823. *John, b. in W., July 29, 1796, d. May 10, 1863. 

One of the daughters in the above family married a Mr. Weeks, and one 
married a Mr. (Young?) Blain, and both families were among the earliest 
settlers in Georgia, Vt. 

303. 

THOMAS, jr., of East Middletown, (now Portland,) Conn., son of Thos. 
Bliss and Lois Caldwell, of E. M., was born March 25, 1734, and married 
May 29, 1759, to Abigail Brown, who died July 23, 1760. Issue : 

824. Abigail, b. May 3, 1760, m. ab. 1833 a Mr. Bowers, of Portland. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 6, 1760, to Esther Eddy. She 
was born in 1737, and died Dec. 2, 1817. He died May 10, 1801. Issue : 

825. Lois, b. Aug. 6, 1762, d. young. 

826. Mart, twin with Lois, d. Sept. 4, 1762. 

827. *Daniel, b. Dec. 21, 1764. 

828. *Timotiit, b. May IS, 1769. 

829. Anna, b. Feb. 12, 1772, m. John Lucas, of Middletown,— d. 1850. 

830. Mart, twin with Anna, m. Stephen Clark, Middletown, and d. in 1827. 

831. * Aaron, b. Nov. 23, 1779, (Dec. 20, 1777— Chatham Town Record,) d. Aug. 9, 1S44. 

311. 

THOMAS, of Brimfiekl, Mass., (son of Ichabod Bliss and Mehitable 
Stebbins, of B.,) was born Oct. 26, 1742, was a strong whig (patriot) in the 
war of the revolution, and was a soldier in the old French war, at Crown 
Point. "He was the first to introduce potatoes; his first crop was six 
bushels, and what to do with so many he did not know." He was married 
April 25, 1765, to Sarah King, of Palmer, Mass. She was born in 1748, 
and died May 9, 1839. He died Aug. 15, 1806. Issue. 

832. Aaron, b. June 11, 176G, farmer, m. Jan. 19, 1792, Rachel Fowler, and d. without issue, 

March 11, 1848. She d. Oct. 5, 1849, set. 85. 

833. *Ichabod, b. Feb. 6, 1768, d. Oct. 20, 1835. 

834. Eunice, b. 1770, d. 1772. 

835. Margaret, b. March 5, 1773, m. Oct. 29, 1795, Henry Fairbanks,— d. June 4, 1843. He was 

a son of Eleazer Fairbanks and Elizabeth Dearth, of B., was b. Dec. 21, 1770, and died 
July 20, 1827. 

836. Matilda, b. May 14, 1775, m. Amos Watson, Brookfield, Mass. 

837. *Thomas, b. March 13, 1777, d. Dec. 23, 1841. 

838. Sarah, b. July 25, 1779, d. March 29, 1846,— un. m. 

839. Mehitable, b. Oct. 30, 1781, m. Thomas Dearth, and d. Aug. 20, 1820-1. 

840. *Timothy, b. Nov. 4, 1783, d. Dec. 31, 1862. 

841. *Jesse, b. Nov. 28, 1785, d. Aug. 25, 1853. 

842. *Levi, b. April 23, 1788, d. July 25, 1856. 

843. Mart, b. Nov. 25, 1791, m. April 12, 1812, Alban Janes, of Brimfield. He was a son of 

Wm. Janes and Nabby Belknap, of B., and was b. Sept. 16, 1783. 

313. 

JOHN, of Brimfield, Mass., (son of Ichabod Bliss and Mehitable Steb- 
bins, of B.,) was born July 26, 1747, and married Nov. 25, 1774, to Esther 
Wales, of Union, Conn., who died Oct. 24, 1781. He died July 15-18, 1782, 
his death being caused by the upsetting ol a load of hay. Issue : 

844. *John, b. Sept. 8, 1775, d. June 28, 1804. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 79 

314. 

OLIVER, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Ensign Abel Bliss and Jemima 
Chapin, of W.,) was born Nov. 20, 1736. He kept a notable tavern during 
the latter part of the revolutionary war. He was married March 8, 1759, 
to Catharine, second child of Isaac and Mary [Bliss] Brewer, of W. She 
was born June 8, 1738, and d. Aug. 3, 1823. He d. April 6, 1805. Issue, 
born in W. : 

845. Achsah, b. March 13, 1760, m. at W. in 1781, Rev. Henry Ely, of "W., and afterwards of 

Watertown, N. T., where hoth died. Issue : 1. Charles Ely, who removed to St. Louis, 
Mo. 2. Mary, who m. William Wright. 3. Catherine, who m. a Mr. Starr, of Middle- 
town, Conn. 4. Louisa, m. a Brayton, of Watertown, N. Y. 5. Achsah, m. a Starr. 
6. Betsey m. a Powers. 7. Henry. 8. James. 

846. Mart b. Feb. 4, 1762, m. July 25, 1782, Rev. Joel Hayes, of Simsbury, Conn., settled in 

South Hadley, Mass., and d. July 22, 1825. He wash. July 10, 1753, and died Feb. 29, 
1827. Both were buried at South Hadley, where he had been pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church for forty-five years. Issue: 1. Oliver B. Hayes, b. May 21, 1783, rem. 
to Nashville, Tenn. 2. Joel Hayes, jr., b. March 2, 1785, d. Dec. 15, 1837. 3. Roswell, 
b. April 17, 1787. 4. Mary, born Dec. 6, 1788. 5. Harriet Louisa, born July 9, 1791. 
6. Catherine B., b. Oct. 24, 1796. 7. Julia Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1800. 

847. Catharine , b. April 24 1764, d. Oct. 18, 1792,— un. m. 

848. Jemima, b. July 9, 1766, d. Jan. 29, 1774. 

849. Eunice, b. Feb. 5, 1769, m. Sept. 4, 1791, Dr. Richard Ely, of Killingworth, Conn., and d. 

April 16, 1850. He was b. June 28, 1765, graduated at Yale 1785, and d. at Chester, Ct., 
April 27, 1S16. Issue : 1. William Ely, (Rev.) b. June 22, 1792, m. Harriet Whiting, 
of Hartford, Conn., and was settled at North Mansfield, Conn. 2. Eliza Maria, b May 
8, 1794, m. Dr. Elihu Ely, of Lyme, Ct., and Binghamton, N. Y. 3. Richard, b. Aug. 
5, 1798, m. Caroline Buck, of Chester, Ct. 4. Clarissa Eunice, b. May 1, 1801, m. and 
resided at Binghamton, N. Y. 5. Catharine Bliss, b. 1803, m. 1839, Charles McEin- 
ney, of Binghamton. 

850. Lois, b. March 30, 1771, d. Aug. 30, 1786. 

851. Oliver, b. Nov. 11, 1773, graduated at Yale, 1795, studied law, and d. in Millwood, Va., 

Sept. 19, 1824,— un. m. 

852. *Pliny, b. Nov. 16, 1776, d. March 3, 1854. 

853. *John, b. Aug. 9, 1779, d. Nov. 23, 1857. 

315. 

ABEL, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Ensign Abel Bliss and Jemima 
Chapin, of W.,) was born in W., Oct. 16, 1738, and marriedf Sept. 28, 
1769, to Elizabeth Bartlett, of W. She was born in February, 1744, and d. 
March 8, 1788. Issue, all born in W. : 

854. Roxanna, b. Jan. 26, 1771, m. Oct, 13, 1791, Obed Bliss, (son of Joel Bliss and Sarah Kil- 

bourn of W.,) and d. April 12, 1844. He d. in Dec, 1841. 

855. Judah, b. March 21, 1772, d. July 4, 1775. 

856. *Abel, b. May 24, 1775, d. Jan. 15, 1853. 

857. *Judah, b. Jan. 14, 1777, d. Nov. 30, 1845. 

858. Jemima, b. March 16, 1779, m. July 4, 1803, William (son of Isaac) Brewer, of W., and d. 

July 5, 1854. 

859. Lois, b. Sept. 20, 1781, m. May 31, 1804, Samuel (son of Chas.) Brewer of W., and re- 

moved to Wisconsin. 

fAbel Bliss was first engaged to marry Sarah Stebbins, but Elizabeth Bartlett said to him she 
"wanted him herself, and would maintain him in his great armchair." "Well," he said, he 
"would see Sarah," which he did shortly after. Sarah said, "You may have her, then, for I 
won't maintain you in your great chair ;" whereupon he m. Miss Bartlett, and after her death he 
m. said Sarah. It is related of him that when his first wife (Elizabeth) died, he rapped on all 
the bee-hives and told them his wife was dead — a superstitious custom in those days to prevent 
the bees from leaving. 



80 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

860. Moses Bridgman, b. Aug. 28, 1783, d. Dec. 26, 1783. 

861. Miriam Phelps, twin with Moses B., d. Aug. 28, 1783. The father split an ash tree and put 

them through it, "to make them live," but it was unefficaeious. 

862. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1788, m. Oct. 20, 1808, Abraham Avery, of Montville, Conn., and 

d. Dec. 27, 1851. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 16, 1788, to Sarah Stebbins, of 
Springfield, Mass., who died without issue, Dec. 4, 1831, set. 93 yrs. He 
died Nov. 23, 1821, — from a broken thigh. He retained his teeth all sound, 
and a full head of hair, although over eighty years of age. 

317. 

SILAS, f of Smithfield, (then a part of Cazenovia,) N. Y., 1802, son of 
Ensign Abel Bliss and Jemima Chapin of Wilbraham, Mass., was born in 
W., April 15, 1743, O. S., and married in 1768, to Miriam Bliss, (daughter 
of Jedediah Bliss and Miriam Hitchcock,) of Springfield, Mass. She was 
born May 17, 1749. Issue : 

863. Lucius, b. Nov. 15, 1770, d. Sept. 28, 1772. 

864. *Lucius, b. in W. Sept. 27, 1772. 

865. Anna, b. in W. Dec. 9, 1773, m. Aug. 3, 1795, as second wife of Abijah Hitchcock, (son of 

Moses.) 

866. Lucy, b. in W. Oct. 28, 1775. 

867. A child b. and d. Sept. 1, 1777. 

868. Lucinda, b. in W. Oct. 5, 1778, m. a Mr. Hitchcock? 

869. Electa, b. June 10, 1781, m. March 2, 1802, Rev. Zenas Jones, (Methodist.) 

870. Nancy, (or Polly— Mary) b. April 5, 1783, m. Jacob Dana. 

871. *Theodore, b. March 25, 1785, d. Jan. 18, 1851. 

872. *James, b. March 10, 1788, d. Sept. 3, 1839. 

318. 

LEVI, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Ensign Abel Bliss and Jemima 
Chapin, of W.,) was born in the Spring of 1745, and married Dec. 22, 1768, 
to Martha Miller, of Ludlow, Mass. She was born June 23, 1745, and died 
April 12, 1807. Issue, born in W. : 

873. Gaius, b. Oct. 26, 1769, d. Aug. 3, 1786, un. m. 

874. Gordin, b. Feb. 8, 1771, d. single, April 29, 1799. He had spent two years at Dartmouth 

College, and — with a brother and sister, and three other young persons — was drowned 
in Nine Mile Pond, in W. (The three from this family were buried in one grave in the 
old cemetery at W., — their high tomb-stone attracting observation as one enters the 
yard.) The names of the others were — Leonard and Asenath Bliss, Guy Johnson, of 
Conn., and Abigail Merrick and Polly Warriner, of W". 

875. *Levi, b. Dec. 3, 1772, d. Feb. 25, 1850. 

876. Martha, b. March 12, 1775, m. Dec. 15, 1796, Noah Sexton, of South Wilbraham. 

877. Leonard, b. June 21, 1777, drowned April 29, 1799,— n. m. 

878. Catharine, b. July 10, 1779, m. Dec. 15, 1805, Capt. Stephen Jones, of Ludlow, Mass. 

879. Lucretia, b. Jan. 24-5, 1781, m. James Morgan, Lima, N. Y., and afterwards a Mr. Brack- 

ets She d. in W. 

880. Asenath, b. Nov. 18, 1783, drowned April 29, 1799. 

881. Lovina, b. Sept. 12, 1785, m. 1818, Stephen Work, of W., and d. Dec. 3, 1818. 

882. Harriet, b. Feb. 8, 1790, m. 1810, Oliver S. Sexton, of South Wilbraham, aft. of Spring- 

field, (a nephew of Noah, who m. her sister Martha,) and d. July 23, 1815. 

fSilas Bliss, (whose farm in Wilbraham was next south of that owned by bis brother Oliver,) 
sold out and removed to Painted Post, or Cazenovia, N. Y. "Uncle Silas kept beautiful horses, 
and he said he would give a fine horse to the one who married his eldest daughter. So she had 
that for her portion. She and her husband went to Cazenovia." — Antoinette Speer. 



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The father was afterwards married May 5, 1808, to widow Tryphena 
Smith, of Northfield, Mass., who was born in 1756, and died October 9, 
1823. He died October 8, 1811. 

319. 

TIMOTHY (alias CHARLES,) of Springfield, Mass., (son of Captain 
Timothy Bliss and Elizabeth Stebbins, of S.,) was born January 17, 1741, 
and married in 1768, to Thankful Merrick. Issue : 

883. Orka, b. March 3, 1769, m. May 20, 1801, David Ripley, of Greenfield, Mass., and d. Feb. 

5, 1854. 

884. Thankful, b. July 20, 1771, m. 1790, Dimond Colton, of Springfield. 

885. *Charles, b. March 3, 1775, d. May 1, 1S52. 

886. Lucy, m. Wm. Smith, Clinton, N. Y. 

326. 

Hon. DANIEL, of Fredericton, N. B., (son of Rev. Daniel Bliss and 
Phebe Walker, of Concord, Mass.,) was born March 18, 1739-40, graduated 
at Harvard in 1760, was admitted to the Bar in Worcester Co., Mass., in 
May, 1765, and became a lawyer of great eminence in C. In the war of 
the Revolution he took the side of the mother country, was one of the legal 
advisers of Gov. Hutchinson in 1774, was proscribed by the Act of Massa- 
chusetts of 1778, and joining the British army, was appointed Commissary. 
His was the only estate in C. confiscated by the government. He removed 
to New Brunswick in 1786, and became a member of H. M. Council, and 
Chief Judjre of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas. He was married in 
March, 1765, to Isabella, daughter of Col. John Murray and Lucretia 
Chandler, of Rutland, Mass., an Irish gentleman, and formerly an officer in 
the British army. She was born in 1747, and died in March, 1807. He died 
on his farm at Belmont, Sunbury Co., in 1807. He was a man of fine tal- 
ents, popular manners, and great energy of character. Issue : 

887. *Danlel. 

888. Mart, in. Maj. Park. 

889. *John Murray, b. Feb. 22, 1771, d. Aug. 22, 1834. 

890. Isabella, m. 1815, Berran Foster. 

891. Hannah, b. May 12, 1780, m. Jan. 1, 1S05, William Wilmot, Esq., of Fredericton, and d. in' 

1811. Issue: Isabella Wilmot, m. Daniel Jordan, St. John, N. B., and died leaving 
a son and a daughter, Daniel and Louisa Jordan. Hannah Wilmot m. Thomas W. 
Daniel, a merchant in St. John, and is now (1877) living, with a family of three sons 
and three daughters. The son, Hon. Lemuel Allen Wilmot, f was b. Jan. 31, 1809, en- 
tered the Provincial Legislature in 1834, and continued a member until Jan., 1851, 
■when he was appointed to the Bench. In 1S36, and again in 1837, he (with another 
member of the Assembly) was sent to England as a delegate to obtain a redress of cer- 

t Death of Ex-Governor Wilmot. — The death of Ex-Governor Wihnot, which took place at 
Fredericton, yesterday, removes from the scene a man who at one time was an exceedingly ac- 
tive participator in the public affairs of this Province. When quite young he was brought out 
as a candidate to represent his native county in the House of Assembly, and his youth, his elo- 
quence, and all being in his favor, he was elected. From that period until 1853, when he became 
a Judge, he was continuously in the House of Assembly, and his history was, to a large extent, 
identical with the political history of the Province. The highest position which a New Bruns- 
wick lawyer could hope to reach in the House of Assembly was that of Attorney General, and 
that he attained. He was a delegate to England in the interest of the railways then being con- 
templated in New Brunswick, and was a member of the famous Portland railway convention of 
1851, where it was admitted that he outstripped all competitors by his eloquence. In 1853 he be- 
came one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the Province, and continued to fill that position 
for nearly fifteen years, being appointed in 1868 the first Lieutenant Governor of his native Prov- 
ince, under the new regime, after Confederation. His term of office expired in 1873, after which 
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82 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

tain grievances, from the Home Government, in which mission he was eminently suc- 
cessful. He entered a lawyer's office in 1826, became an Attorney in 1830, Barrister in 
1832, Queen's Counsel in 1837, Attorney General in 1848, Judge of the Supreme Court 
in Jan. 1851, and Governor of the Province in July, 1868, (being the first Governor ap- 
pointed by the Canadian Government under the Act of Confederation,) which office he 
held till Nov., 1873. He was an upright, capable and honest man, a useful and hon- 
ored citizen, and was universally esteemed and respected for his private and public 
worth. He was of a frank and generous disposition, and had in an extraordinary de- 
gree the faculty of endearing himself to all with whom he came in contact, especially 
children and youth. He d. May 21, 1878. 

892. George Lewis. 

339. 

Capt. THOMAS THEODORE, of Brimfield, Mass., (son of Rev. Daniel 
Bliss and Phebe Walker, of Concord, Mass.,) born May 21, 1745, N. S., 
was a shipwright in his younger years. He held two commissions as cap- 
tain in the American army in the Revolutionary War — one from the " Con- 
gress of Massachusetts Bay," and the other from the " Continental Con- 
gress." The last was signed by John Hancock, and gave him command of 
a company of artillery. He was a brave but unfortunate officer. On the 
first campaign into Canada he was taken prisoner by the English, at Three 
Rivers, with all his company, and was retained a prisoner during the war, 
— confined a part of the time in the vaults of the old Trinity Church, in N. 
Y. City. He was married to a Miss Bartlett, in Concord, and d. in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., Sept. 1, 1802. Issue: 

893. *Theodore, b. March 17, 1766, d. March 17, 1831. 

894. *Thomas, b. Feb. 3, 1767, d. in March 1839. 

895. Eliza, m. a Mr. Goff of Maine. 

896. Phebe, m. Jan. 1, 1797, Capt. William Cunningham, of Boston. 

897. Ann (or Hannah,) m. a Mr. Mcintosh, from Maine. 

The Boston records show the marriage there, June 25, 1789, of a Thomas 
Theodore Bliss to Huldah Delano ; which was probably a second marriage 
of the father of this family. 

332. 

SAMUEL, merchant, of Greenfield, Mass., and afterwards of St. Andrew, 
N. B., (son of Rev. Daniel Bliss and Phebe Walker, of Concord, Mass.,) 
was b. Nov. 19, 1750, — and favoring the cause of Great Britain during the 

time he took no active part in public affairs. He received from the government of Canada a 
retiring pension as Judge, and the only public position which he occupied at the time of his death 
was that of Dominion Representative on the Commission to establish the boundary line between 
Ontario and the western territories of Canada. In 1876 he was one of the Commissioners ap- 
pointed to settle the Prince Edward Island land claims. 

Gov. Wilmot was a man who made many friends. In private life he was affable in manner, 
and of genial disposition. No man could be a more delightful companion, for he had an exhaust- 
less fund of anecdote, and no one could tell a story better. He was an active member of the 
Methodist Church in Frederieton, and throughout, the whole of his official life continued to lead 
the choir, and superintend the Sunday School in connection with his church. He took a leading 
part in all church work, and in Bible Societies, and other kindred associations for the advance- 
ment of religion and morality. While at the bar, he was conspicuous for his wit, his readiness, 
and his eloquence. To the ordinary layman the fine appearance, ready manner, and dignified 
presence of Judge Wilmot on the Bench, seemed to make him in every way a model judge. In 
one respect he had no equal in the Province : that was as an extemporaneous speaker. When in 
his prime, the fire, the force and the freedom of his eloquence never failed to produce a great im- 
pression, and he carried the Portland convention by storm, their ablest reporters laying down 
their pens in admiration of the orator, while listening to his burning words. 

Gov. Wilmot was a man of fine tastes, and took an especial delight in his flower garden, which 
was one of the most attractive features of Frederieton. He had a fine collection of rare and 
exotic plants, and successive Provincial exhibitions were enriched by exhibits from his conserva- 
tory. The cultivation of beautiful flowers continued to the last to be to him a source of unalloyed 
pleasure.— St. John (N. B.) Telegraph, May 22, 1878. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 83 

Revolutionary War, was proscribed by the Act of 1778. He was an officer 
in the British Army, and served in New York and New Jersey. An island 
in the Bay of Fundy was granted him by the British government, in reward 
for his services. He was afterwards a merchant in St. Andrew, N. B., 
where he died Feb. 28, 1803. He was married June 17, 1779, to MaryHar- 
wood, and had one child born to him. Issue : 

898. Mary Harwood, born at Halifax, N. S., Feb. 8, 1783, m. Dea. Samuel Hewes, of Boston, 

Mass., and d. of old age, at Needhain, Mass., March 1, 1868. 

334. 

Capt. JOSEPH, of Haverhill, Grafton, Co., N. H., (son of Rev. Daniel 
Bliss and Phebe Walker, of Concord, Mass.,) was born July 23, 1757, and 
at the age of eighteen, at the commencement of the Revolutionary War, was 
a clerk in the bookstore of Gen. Knox, in Boston. He took the side of his 
country, enlisted, and served through the war in Knox's regiment, as En- 
sign, Lieutenant, Captain, and Paymaster, and participated in the battle of 
Brandywine. He was married in Boston, July 11, 1786, to Nancy, daugh- 
ter of Major Cook, of Newton, Mass., (an active patriot in the Revolution,) 
and removed from Concord to Haverhill in 1791, and died June 3, 1819. (He 
probably d. Jan. 3, as his will was probated in H., Feb. 24, 1819.) Issue: 

899. Joseph, jr., b. about 1784, is said to have been " a son of Capt. Joseph Bliss, by his first 

wife," whose name is unknown. It is supposed Joseph, jr., was m. March 9, 1814, to 
Sarah H. Brace, and that her maiden name was Ohrn, or vice versa. He was a mari- 
ner, resided at Boston, Mass., and d. in Dec, 1819. His widow, in petitioning for ad 
ministration upon his estate, April 5, 1820, refers to his children as being " all minors," 
but their names are not given. 

Issue, by second wife, Nancy Cook : 

900. *John, b. at C, in 1787, d. Dec. 22, 1854. 

901. Louisa, born at Haverhill, in 1791, married March 27, 1810, Hon. Arthur Livermore, Chief 

Justice of New Hampshire from 1809 to 1813, and Member of Congress 1817-21, and 
1823-25. He was also Chief Justice of State, C. C. P., from 1825-33. He was b. at Lon- 
donderry, N. H., June 28, 1766, resided at Holderness, and d. at Campton, N. H. She 
d. at St. Peter, Minn., Feb. 28, 1871. Issue : 1. Arthur Livermore, b. at Holderness, 
Jan. 7, 1811, m. June 1, 1853, Katharine Prince, and had issue : Susannah Plumridge, b. 
April 5, 1855. Mr. L. graduated at Dartmouth College in 1829, is a lawyer by profession, 
and in 1S78 was American Consul at Londonderry Ireland. 2. George Livermore, b. 
at Holderness, August 10, 1813, graduated at Dartmouth in 1S32, and became a lawyer. 
3. Rev. Edward Livermore, b. at Holderness, March 18, 1815, graduated at Dartmouth 
in 1833, and became an Episcopal clergyman, residing in 1878, at St. Peter, Minn. He 
was m. Dec. 12, 1839, to Elizabeth Green Hubbard, and aft. Oct. 26, 1853, to Mary 
Stuart McCormick, and had issue : — Arthur Browne, born August 15, 1854, graduat- 
ed at Racine College, Wisconsin, in the year 1874, and is now (1878) a student of the 
Episcopal Seminary at New York City; Elizabeth, born February 10, 1856; others 
died in childhood. 4. Samuel Livermore, b. at Holderness, May 19, 1817, was lost in 
the wreck of the Pulaski, in June, 1838. 5. Louisa Livermore, b. at Holderness, Dec. 
23, 1819, m. April 15, 1850, James K. Ford, andi died at Brooklyn, N. Y., March 30, 1865. 
Issue: Arthur, b. Jan. 4, 1852; James L., b. July 25, 1854; and Mary K., b. Oct. 1856. 

6. Caroline Livermore, b. at Holderness, July 15, 1822, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1867. 

7. Horace Livermore, bom at Campton, N. H., March 1, 1829, was killed by lightning, 
June 25, 1838. 8. Heber Livermore, born at Campton, April 22, 1832, m. Margaret Bo- 
teler, of Sbepherdstown, Va., and is a merchant at St. Louis, Mo.; a dau. Nancy, was 
bom in 1865-6. 

902. Caroline, died young. 

903. Juliana, died young. 



84 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

904. Hobace, (Col. U. 8. A.) born May 24, 1802, entered West Point Military Academy Oct. 1, 

1817, the appointee from New Hampshire, and graduated July 1, 1822, as No. 5 in his 
class; was appointed Second Lieutenant of the Fourth Artillery, July 1, 1822; served 
on ordnance duty from Sept. 13, 1822, to Nov. 15, 1823 ; in garrison at St. Augustine, 
Fla., in 1824; from 1824 to 1826, at Fortress Monroe Artillery School, for practice; was 
assistant teacher of infantry tactics at the Military Academy, from Jan. 29, to .June 22, 
1826; in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1826 and 1827; Fort Columbus, 1827 and 1828; pro- 
moted to First Lieutenant Fourth Artillery, Dec. 31, 1827 ; at Fort McHenry, near Bal- 
x timore, 1828 to 1832; in the Black Hawk expedition of 1832, but not at the seat of war; 
on ordnance duty from January to March 1833 ; on engineer duty March 18, 1833, to 
Aug. 6, 1835 ; resigned June 10, 1836 ; was Assistant Engineer on the Baltimore and 
Susquehanna Railroad, 1836-7 ; was in the service of the United States in 1838-9, super- 
intending improvements on the Mississippi River, at DesMoines Rapids, Iowa, and in 
the harbor at Erie, Pa., in 1843; was Assistant Engineer of the Ohio Railroad in 1845, 
and of the Columbus and Greeneville Railroad, in South Carolina, from 1847 to 1851 ; 
and Engineer of the Delaware Railroad in 1852 ; was Engineer for the government of 
Chili, South America, in charge of Public Works, from 1853 to 1857 ; returning from 
there he made Baltimore his residence until the time of his death, and gave much of 
his time and attention to the care and development of the street railroads of that city. 
He was m. in 183- to a Miss Calhoun, of Baltimore, who d. without issue in 184-. He 
d. Nov. 7-8, 1878, and was buried Nov. 10th, in the vault formerly occupied by the Cal- 
houns and Buchanans. No issue. 

335. 

AARON, jr., of Springfield and West Springfield, Mass., (son of Aaron 
Bliss, of S.,) was born in S. about 1738-9, and married about 1760 to Eliza- 
beth Lilley. Issue : 

905. Aabon, b. in S., May 19, 1761, d. July 3, 1767. 

906. Daniel, b. Feb. 29, 1764, d. in infancy. 

907. Daniel, b. Oct. 11, 1766, — was a tailor, and d. un. m., July 21, 1814. 

908. Roxanna, b. Oct. 28,1768. 

909. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1770. 

910. Eunice, b. Feb. 7, 1773. 

911. *Aabon, b. May 2, 1775. 

It is thought the father afterwards married Roxanna Foot. [Possibly this 
may have been the maiden name of his mother.] It is said there were two 
half sisters to the above children in West Springfield, by the name of Suth- 
ington. 

336. 

EDWARD, of Warren, Mass., and of Smithfield, N. Y., cabinet maker, 
(son of Edward Bliss and Rachel Warriner, of Warren,) was born June 
30, 1744, and at the age of twenty-five was married, on Thanksgiving Day, 
1769, to Hannah Blodgett, of Brimfield, Mass. In February, 1801, the 
family removed to Smithfield, N. Y. He died Aug. 24, 1823. Issue, eight 
children, four of whom died in infancy ; those who survived were — 

912. Mabcia, b. Aug. 28, 1772, d. Feb. 3, 1854, un. m. 

913. Achsah, b. Aug. 18, 1776, d. Dec«20, 1835, un. m. 

914. *Ephbaim, b. June 17, 1779, d. Dec. 10, 1841. 

915. Haddasah, b. May 3, 1787, m. John Madison, of Pratt's nollow, N. Y. 

338. 

Rev. MOSES, of Petersham, Mass., a Baptist clergyman, (son of Edward 
Bliss and Rachel Warriner, of Warren, Mass.,) was born Oct. 24, 1747, and 
married to Mary Newell, of Sturbridge, Mass. She d. Jan. 4, 1785. Issue : 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 85 

916. Tryphena, b. Jan. 1, 1779, m. Thoa. Haskell, of Greensboro, Vt. 

917. Calvin, b. Oct. 2, 1780, m. July 11, 1823, Abigail Butterfleld, (wbo was b. Nov. 5, 1785,) 

and d. without issue, July 27, 186S. She d. of apoplexy, Nov. 3, 1867. 

918. Polly, b. Aug. 30, 1782, m. Abiathar Taft, of Lowell, Mass. 

919. Anna, b. Dec. 28, 1784. 

The father was afterwards married May 19, 1785, to Rebecca Tidd, of W. 
She died Oct. 20, 1824, set. 82. He died Feb. 4, 1838. Issue : 

920. Sallle, m. Alvin Basill, of N. T. State. 

921. Clarissa, in. Gardiner Wheeler, of Greenwich. 

339. 

EBENEZER, of Belchertown, Mass., (son of Edward Bliss and Rachel 
Warriner, of Warren, Mass.,) was born April 15, 1749, and married April 
9, 1771, to his cousin, Abigail, daughter of Benjamin and Martha [Bliss] 
Parsons, of Palmer, Mass. She was born Aug. 29, 1745, and died Sept. 9, 
1814. He died July 12, 1839. Issue : 

922. Titds, b. Feb. 21, 1772, d. Oct. 4, 1841,— un. m. 

923. David, b. March 24, 1773, m. Jan. 31, 1815, Esther Goodale, and d. without issue. 

924. *Timothy, b. Oct. 4, 1774, d. July 11, 1826. 

925. *Ebenezeb, b. July 12, 1776, d. Nov. 10, 1827. 

926. *Levi, b. Nov. 4, 1780, d. May 12, 1847. 

927. Chesteb, b. Nov. 4, 1782, farmer, m. in Dec. 1816, Anna Arnold, (who was b. Sept. 4, 

1792,) and about 1858 removed to Springfield, Mass., where he d. Aug. 20, 1859, child- 
less. An adopted dau., Ann, m. Lyman Washburn, undertaker, and resided in Spring- 
field, Mass. 

928. Joel, b. May 7, 1784, d. April 2, 1839. He m. a Warren, of Amherst, Mass., and removed 

west, with a family. 

341. 

Capt. AARON, farmer, of Warren, Mass., (son of Edward Bliss and Ra- 
chel Warriner, of W.,) was born March 20, 1752, — occupied the homestead 
of his father, — and married, Dec. 4, 1783, Lucy, daughter of John Shaw, 
of Monson, Mass. She was born May 25, 1760, and died Feb. 25, 1»19. 
He died Jan. 16, 1823. Issue : 

929. Peksis, b. Nov. 19, 1784, d. Dec. 30, 1786. 

930. Lovice, b. Aug. 24, 1786, m. 1810, Levi Brown, of W., and removed in 1838 to St. Charles, 111. 

931. Bathsheba, b. April 11, 1788, m. in 1S34, Elisha Sprague, of Killingly, Conn., and was 

living, in Providence, R. I., in 18S0. 

932. Jairus, b. March 20, 1790, d. June 18, 1810. 

933. Theodotia, b. Feb. 1, 1792, m. Theophilus Knight, of Hardwick, Mass. 
9S4. *Aabon, b. Aug. 22, 1794, d. Nov. 22, 1852. 

935. Lucy, b. July 5, 1796, m. April 23, 1830, Otis Sessions, of Brimfield, Mass., and d. at Spen- 

cer, Mass., Dec. 5, 1S74. He was a son of Col. Alexander Sessions and Sarah Grosve- 
nor, was b. Dec. 2, 17S2. and d. March 26, 1851. Issue : Sarah E., Mary E., and Jairus. 

936. Orril, b. Aug. 13, 1798, m. May 24, 1820, Baxter Bridges of Westfield, Mass. He was b. 

March 31, 1793. Issue: 1. Harriet Frances Bridges, b. July 31, 1824, m. May 14, 1851, 
Henry Fuller, and had Ada Frances Fuller, b. April 18, 1852. 2. Orril Jane Bridges, 
b. Dec. 14, 1829, d. (Dec?) 21, 1863. 

937. * Ambrose, b. June 21, 1800. 

938. Franklin, b. May 4, 1802, m.Sept. 4,1833, Miriam, daughter of Azariah and Olive [Mose- 

ley] Parsons. She was b. Nov'. 24, 1804, and d. Nov. 2, 1872. He was afterwards m., 
April 2, 1874, to Charlotte Dingley, dau. of William Barker, (b. at Westbrook, Mass., 
in 1836-7.) He removed from Warren in 1837, to a farm in Westfield, Mass., where he 
died, without issue, March 8, 1S80. He was a generous donor to the Congregational 
Churches, and to the Westfield Academy. 

939. Warriner, b. May 20, 1805, d. April 4, 1810. 



86 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

347. 

JONATHAN, jr., of Gilsum, N. H., farmer, (son of Jonathan Bliss and 
Sybil Fox, of Windsor, Conn., and of Gilsum,) was married to Sarah 
. He died at G., Oct. 14, 1799. Issue, born at Gilsum : 

940. Sarah, born Jan. 7, 1765, m. March 13, 1782, Joel Kilbourn, of Gilsum, aft. of Jericho, Vt. 

A child was horn to them in Surrey, N. H., in 1785. Mr. K. was a son of Josiah Kil- 
bourn, sen., (the first settler in G.,) and Mary , of Hebron, Conn. 

941. Naomi, b. Oct. 25, 1767. 

942. Molly, b. Feb. 12, 1769, m. David, son of John Thompson, of Alstead, N. H., and lived 

in Gilsum, where she died, Feb. 4, 1830, (1840?) set. 71 yrs. 

943. *Samuel, h. July 11, 1771. 

944. Prudence, b. July 31, 1773, m. in September, 1796, Asahel Griswold, Walpole, N. H. 

945. Susannah, b. July 28, 1775, m. March 11, 1800, Jos. Taylor, farmer, of Gilsum. 

946. *Theodore, b. July 27, 1780, d. in 1856. 

947. Orphia, baptized ab. 1782, m. March 11, 1803, Isaac Griswold. 

948. Monathan, b. June 7, 1783, d. April 4, 1842. 

949. Philend/ , horn April 25, 1786, m. Pliny Cutler. A son, S. N. Cutler, resides at Jasper, 

Pike Co., Ohio. 

950. Martin, b. March 23, 1788, was lost at sea. 

348. 

LEVI, of Gilsum, N. H., and Bethel, Vt., farmer, (son of Jonathan Bliss 
and Sybil Fox, of Windsor, Conn., and Gilsum, N. II.,) was married Sept. 
22, 1769, to Anna Holdridge, resided at G., and afterwards removed to 
Bethel. Issue, born at G. : 

951. Eunice, b. July 20, 1771, m. March 8, 1789, Simeon Taylor, farmer, of Gilsum. 

952. Abigail, h. July 15, .773. 

953. John Holdridge, b. March 31, 1778, d. young. 

350. 

Dr. ABNER, of Alstead, N. H., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Sybil Fox, 
of Windsor, Conn., and Gilsum, N. II.,) was born at Tolland, Conn., Nov. 
29, 1752, and married about 1781, to Naomi Loveland, who was born at 
Hebron, Conn., Nov. 29, 1757, and died at A., Jan. 25, 1843. He died at 
A., May 29, 1812. Issue: 

954. Naomi, b. July 28, 1782, m. May 26, 1834, Seth Marvin, and d. in 1859. 

955. Ruth, twin with Naomi, m. Jan. 18, 1814, Joseph Knight, and died Jan. 25, 1815. 

956. *Abner, b. Oct. 30, 1784, d. Dec. 29, 1851. 

957. Lucinda, b. Jan. 8, 1787, m. Feb. 21, 1808, Timothy Swan. 

958. Sybil, b. April 12, 1788, m. Dec. 17, 1810, Asa Wilcox. 

959. *[Cyrus, sup. nat. son, by Hannah Nash, b. in April, 1788, d. in July, 1872.] 

960. *Levi, b. July 29, 1790, d. about 1829. 

961. Sally, b. April 20. 1793, m. Aug. 31, 1814, Thomas Webster, of Swanton, Vt. 

962. John, b. Oct. 1, 1795, d. near Whitehall, N. Y., in early manhood. No family. 

963. Nancy, b. Nov. 12, 1797, m. May 7, 1818, Gardner Shepherd, and d. Jan. 4, 1823. 

351. 

DAVTD, of Gilsum, N. H., farmer, (son of Jonathan Bliss and Sybil Fox, 
of Windsor, Conn., and of Gilsum, N. H.,) was born in 1754-5, and mar- 
ried Nov. 29, 1787, to Hannah Baldwin, of Keene, N. H. Issue : 

964. David, jr., b. Oct. 29, 1788, a farmer, d. in November, 1818, un. m. 

The father was afterwards married, Dec. 29, 1788, to Hannah, daughter 
of Samuel Borden, who was born in 1768, and died in Oct., 1818. He died 
in G., March 11, 1798. Issue : 

965. *Samuel Borden, h, June 4, 1790, d. in 1863. 

966. *Sylvester, b. March 20, 1792, d. Sept. 3, 1872. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 87 

355. 

Hon. MOSES, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Jedediah Bliss and Rachel 
Sheldon, of S.,) was born Jan. 16, 1786, graduated at Yale in 1755, studied 
theology and preached for a time, when, abandoning the ministry, he read 
law, and became an eminent barrister. For several of the later years of his 
life he was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Hamp- 
shire. A few years before his death he retired from that office, greatly 
respected for his learning, talents, and piety. He was Deacon in a Con- 
gregational Church in S. It is said that when he first heard of the Declara- 
tion of Independence he was so elated that he set fire to a load of hay he 
had just brought across the river — a veritable bm*nt offering upon the altar 
of liberty. He was an eccentric man, and very patriotic withal, — wore a 
powdered wig, knee breeches, low shoes and shining buckles, — and when 
told of the Declaration of Independence, not being able to elevate his con- 
tinental heels and cocked hat high enough to gratify his exuberant patriot- 
ism, he immediately set fire to the hay, in the presence of a large concourse 
of enthusiastic and delighted spectators. He was married July 20, 1763, 
to Abigail, daughter of William and Abigail [Edwards] Metcalf, of Leba- 
non, Conn. She was born April 2, 1739, and died Aug. 29, 1800. He died 
July 4, 1814. Issue: 

967. *George, b. Dec. 13, 1764, d. March 8, 1830. 

968. Lucy, b. June 19, 1766, m. June 2, 1785, Dr. Hezekiah Clark, of Lebanon, Conn., son of 

John and Jerusha (Huntington) Clark, of L., where he was b. Dec. 19, 1757. They set- 
tled in Pompey, N. Y., and he d. March 4, 1826. His sister Hannah m. May 22, 1789, 
her brother, Hon. George Bliss, of Springfield. 

969. Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1768, m. 1803, Hon. Win. Ely, M. C, and d. Oct. 7, 1827,— no ch. 

970. *William Metcalf, b. Oct. 23, 1770, d. June 10, 1838. 

971. Frances, b. May 10, 1772, m. April 18, 1800, Rev. Henry Rowland, of Windsor, Conn., 

and d. Jan. 18, 1833. 

972. *Moses, b. July 10, 1774, d. Sept. 11, 1S49. 

973. Edmond, b. Nov. 10, 1775, d. June 19, 1776. 

974. Emilt, b. Aug. 19, 1780, d. May 5, 1797. 

975. Harriet, b. March 23, 1782, in. 1816, Daniel Bontecew, of Springfield, and d. Nov. 11, 1853. 

356. 

JEDEDIAH, jr., of West Springfield, Mass., (son of Jedediah Bliss and 
Rachel Sheldon, of Springfield,) was born April 20, 1738, and married in 
1761, to Phebe Willison. Issue : 

976. Phebe, b. Sept. 27, 1762, m. March 6, 1788, as second wife of Abraham Ripley, of Spring- 

field, and d. June 16, 1835. 

977. Pliny, b. March 2, 1764, m. Nov. 29, 1792, Polly Shaw. Issue unknown, if any. 

978. Thomas, b. May 28, 1766. 

979. Cynthia, b. Aug. 18, 1768, m. March 4, 1795, Silas Fish, of W. S., aft. of Hartford, Conn. 

980. Lucy, b. Dec. 31, 1770. 

981. Calvin, b. Nov. 7, 1772, d. at sea. 

363. 

EBENEZER, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Jedediah Bliss and Miriam 
Hitchcock, of S.,) was born June 26, 1750, and married about 1774, to 
Anna Nevers, who died Aug. 3, 1788. Issue : 

982. Anna, b. Oct. 27, 1775, m. 1795, John Mann. 

983. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1777, m. Nov. 1799, Martin Burt. 



88 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

984. *Hubbard, b. April 6, 1780, d. Dec. 15, 1838. 

985. Parmela, b. March 18, 1782, m. 1804, Silas W. Searl. 

986. David, b. April 5, 1785, d. Sept. 23, 1805, un. m. 

987. James, b. April 27, 1788, m. and lived in Lyme, Conn., — no issue. 

The father was afterwards married, in 1790, to Sarah Ferre, who died 
Oct. 21, 1848, set. 89. He died Feb. 26, 1826. Issue : 

9S8. Sally, b. Dec. 9, 1790, m. 1822, Halsey Bowers. 

989. *Luther, b. June 19, 1792. 

990. Eunice, b. March 22, 1794, m. Dec, 1821, George Gardner, and d. June 29, 1826. 

991. Ebenezer, b. March 11, 1796, went as a missionary to the Choctaw Indians, and d. Aug. 

14, 1832,— un. m. 

992. Lois Ferre, b. May 24, 1798, m. June 22, 1827, George Gardner, and has always resided 

in Springfield. 

993. *David, b. Sept. 5, 1801, d. April 22, 1859. 

994. Anna, b. Aug. 3, 1803, d. Aug. 30, 1827. 

365. 

ALEXANDER, of Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Jedediah Bliss and 
Miriam Hitchcock, of S.,) was born Oct. 11, 1753, and married Nov. 18, 
1784, to Margaret Warner. She was born Nov. 29, 1759, and died March 
21, 1788. Issue : 

995. Edmund, b. Feb. 20, 1786, grad. at Yale, in 1806, read law, and practiced in Springfield till 

his death, April 16, 1821. 

996. Mabgaret, b. Jan. 28, 1788, d. April 27, 1788. 

The father was afterwards married, in 1790, to Abigail Williams, of Rox- 
bury, Mass., (born Aug. 31, 1768, and d. July 6, 1807.) She was a lineal 
descendant of the Williams family whose house at Deerfield, Mass., was 
burned by the Indians, and the inmates scalped, or made captive, Feb. 29, 
1704. Issue : 

997. Thomas Williams, b. April 20, 1791, drowned in the Connecticut River, Aug. 2, 1799. 

998. * Alexander, b. Aug. 16, 1792, d. July 15, 1827. 

999. Margaret, b. May 31, 1794, m. Sept. 14, 1826, Rev. Nathan Hoyt, D. D., of Beach Island, 

Ga. He was b. in Gilmanton, N. H., Feb. 27, 1793, and d. in Athens, Ga., July 12, 1866. 

1000. *Elijah Williams, b. March 13, 1796, d. Aug. 15, 1872. 

1001. Richard, b. Aug. 28, 1797, d. Sept. 13, 1807. 

1002. Elizabeth, b. July 27, 1799, in. in 1820, D. W. Forman, Esq., of Onondaga, N. Y. 

1003. Thomas Williams, b. Sept. 7, 1801, d. May 7, 1802. 

1004. Frances, b. Feb. 10, 1803, m. 1825, Henry Adams, of Springfield. 

1005. *Eleazer Williams, b., Aug. 2, 1804. 

1006. Charlotte Williams, b. Nov. 2, 1805, m. July, 1827, Roderick Burt, of Longmeadow. 

The father was afterwards married, Jan. 6, 1811, to widow Lucy Gard- 
ner, of Boston, who d. May 13, 1851, set. 89. He d. in S., July 18, (25?) 1843. 

366. 

ZENAS, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Jedediah Bliss and Miriam Hitch- 
cock, of S.,) was born Feb. 3, 1756, and married in December, 1784, to 
Mary Babcock. She was born Aug. 20, 1758, and died Sept. 25, 1824. He 
died May 26, 1822. Issue : 

1007. "Horace, b. Feb. 13, 1786, d. March 26, 1844. 

1008. *Elisha, b. Nov. 25, 1787. 

1009. Abigail, b. Nov. 24, 1789, d. March 5, 1807. 

1010. Harvey, twin with Abigail, d. Dec. 3, 1789. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 89 

1011. *Haryey, b. March 27, 1792, d. Nov. 26, 1869. 

1012. Lucretia, b. May 3, 1794, d. Feb. 26, 1844. 

1013. *John Babcock, b. Feb. 17, 1797. 

1014. *Isaac, b. Sept. 8, 1798. [Springfield records give the name of Pliny.] 

1015. Emily, b. Feb. 19, 1801, d. young. 

1016. Mary, b. Jan. 8, 1803, m. in 1826, Marvin "WeUman. 

1017. Emeline, b. Feb. 19, 1805, d. Feb. 2, 1806. 

368. 

Dea. ISAAC, of Hartford, Conn., tanner, (son of Jedediah Bliss and Mir- 
iam Hitchcock, of Springfield, Mass.,) was b. Aug. 10, 1760, and married 
Sept. 3, 1786, to Welthea, daughter of George and Mary Butler, of Hart- 
ford. She was born May 8, 1766, and died Sept. 18, 1832. He died June 
19, 1845. Issue : 

1018. Polly, b. Aug. 8, and d. Aug. 16, 1787. 

1019. Betsey, b. Sept. 16, 1788, d. Jan. 29, 1871,— un. m. 

1020. George B., b. Jan. 6, 1791, d. Sept. 26, 1874,— un. m. 

1021. Maby, b. Feb. 15, 1793, m. Sept. 20, 1825, David Burbanb, of West Springfield, Mass., and 

d. April 25, 1834. 

1022. Welthea, b. March 23, 1795, d. Dec. 16, 1799. 

1023. "Charles, b. Jan. 30, 1797, d. Jan. 30, 1836. 

1024. Nancy, b. Dec. 26, 1798, m. May 11, 1829, Orren, son of Job and Charlotte Tyler, of Ash 

ford, Conn., and died March 25, 1862. Issue : 1. Darwin Tyler, born Sept. 15, 1831. 
2. Caroline Bliss Tyler, b. Nov. 25, 1832. 3. Charlotte, b. April 19, 1834. 4. Mary Eliza- 
beth, b. Dec. 2, 1835. 5. Seneca, b. July 31, 1837. 6. Welthea, b. Dec. 6, 1839, a teacher. 

1025. Isaac, b. Sept. 28, 1800, d. Oct. 8, 1800. 

1026. Welthea, b. Nov. 10, 1801, d. Dec. 21, 1829,— un. m. 

1027. Fanny, b. Aug. 8, 1803, d. April 24, 1870,— un. m. 

1028. Caroline, b. July 18, 1810, d. Nov. 20, 1830,— un m. 

369. 

Gen. JACOB, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Jedediah Bliss and Miriam 
Hitchcock, of S.,) was born March 12, 1763, and married in 1788, to Maiy 

Collins, daughter of Ariel Collins and Stebbins. She was born in S., 

June 12, 1765, and died Oct. 14, 1854. He died March 27, 1829. He was 
a Brigadier General in the War of 1812, and commanded three regiments 
of Western Massachusetts troops stationed at or near Commercial Point, in 
Boston, in 1814. He had issue : 

1029. *Theodore, b. March 4, 1789, d. Dec. 13, 1844. 

1030. John, b. Sept. 7, 1790, d. Dec. 24, 1827,— un. m. 

1031. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 1792, m. in 1820, David Bryant of Springfield, and d. April 19, 1839. 

1032. Jacob, b. May 11, 1795, d. Oct. 13, 1819,— un. m. 

1033. *William, b. March 29, 1797, d. March 3, 1838. 

1034. Emily, b. Dec. 2, 1798, d. young. 

1035. Emily, b. March 3, 1801, in. 1S30, Wm. Bryant, of Maple street, Springfield. A son, An- 

drew S., is cashier of B. & A. R. R., in Springfield. 

1036. Christopher, b. July 3, 1803, d. Feb. 15, 1838,— un. m. 

1037. Josiah, b. July 31, 1805, d. May, 1836,— un. m. 

1038. *Henry, b. Aug. 6, 1808, d. June 15, 1862. 

376. 

JOHN, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of John Bliss and Hannah Ticknor, of 
Lebanon,) was born May 26, 1726. It is not known who he married, but 
he had issue : 

1039. John, enlisted in a company of" Rangers" in the town of Lebanon, in 1779, for " during 

the war." He is thought to have had a son John, jr., who m. in Danbury, Conn. 

1040. *Elijah, (or Daniel,) b. 1759, d. 1800-05. 

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90 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1041. George, b.ab. 1760, was adopted by a Mr. Throop, (probably Rev. Benj. Throop, of Boz- 

rah, Conn.,) who educated him and made him his heir. George (Bliss) Throop m. 
Abiah Thompson, of Dutchess Co., N. Y., and had several children, among whom 
were : 1. A dau. who m. Thaddeus Martin. %. Enos Thompson Throop, b. at 
Johnstown, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1784, was named after his maternal grandfather, was ad- 
mitted to practice in the Supreme Court of N. Y. in Jan., 1806, was m. July, 1814, to 
Evelina (dau. of Col. Win. J.) Vredenburgh, of Skaneateles, N. Y., by whom he had 
three children, all of whom d. in infancy. He was nominated for Lieut. Governor, 
with Martin Van Buren as Governor, in Sept., 1828, and elected; and on the appoint- 
ment of Van Buren as Secretary of State, by Gen. Jackson, in 1829, became Acting 
Governor, which office he filled the remainder of the term. He was nominated for 
Governor, Sept. 8, 1830, and elected by 8594 majority. In 1833 he was appointed Na- 
val Officer of New York, by Gen. Jackson, which office he held until 1838, when he 
was appointed Charge d Affaires to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, where he remained 
until the election of Gen. Harrison to the Presidency, in 1840. He afterwards pur- 
chased a farm in Michigan, and resided about four miles from Kalamazoo. 

1042. *James, b. 1763, d. Aug. 12, 1831. 

1043. David, (sup.) 

1044. Jedediah, (sup.) 

It is supposed the father was again married, and that he removed to Port- 
land, Conn., thence to New Hampshire, and to Thetford,f Vt., thence to 
Livonia, N. Y., and died near Auburn, N. Y. Issue : 

[not authentic] 

1045. *Zenas. 

1046. *ROSWELL. 

1047. *Asahel. 

1048. *Bebiah, b. July 28, 1776, d. Aug. 30, 1827. 

1049. Eliza, (sup.) m. Nov. 8, 1807, Daniel Ayres, in Aurelius, N. Y. 

381. 

ISRAEL, of Lebanon, Conn., and of Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y., 
farmer, and weaver, (son of John Bliss and Hannah Ticknor, of L.,) was 
born April 17, 1739, and married to Mary Stiles. He died Jan. 26, 1829. 
It is related of him, that on one occasion during the revolutionary war, 
being in a public place or inn where "flip" was the fashionable beverage, 
one of the king's press-gang slipped a piece of the king's money into his 
pocket and claimed his service on board a man-of-war ; but he seized the 
hot iron used for heating the flip, and kept the gang at bay till he had 
burned a hole in his pocket through which the coin dropped out, and thus 
avoided touching the king's money. He had issue : 

1050. *Isbael, jr., b. in 1764, d. Aug. 8, 1832. 

1051. *Solomon, b. in 1767, d. Oct. 14, 1849. 

1052. *David, died in 1842. 

1053. *Olivtsr. 

1054. *Calvin. 

383. 

SAMUEL, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Lydia Ticknor, 
of L.,) was b. July 15, 1731, and married Feb. 5, 1756, to Elizabeth Pineo. 
She was a daughter of Dea. James and Priscilla [Newcomb] Pineo, of L., 
and was born Oct. 7, 1738. Issue : 

fThetford, Vt., was chartered Aug. 12, 1761, to John Phelps and sixty-one others, from He- 
bron, Conn., and vicinity. The town was lotted in 1766, but the first actual settlement was made 
in May, 1764, by John Chamberlain, from Hebron. The following Spring he was joined by Ab- 
ner Howard, Benj. Baldwin, Joseph Hosford, and Joseph Downer, from the same town. The 
first town meeting was held May 10, 1768, and Abner Howard was appointed Town Clerk, which 
office he held till 1791. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 91 

1055. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1757. 

1056. *Samuel, b. March 11, 1761, d. Oct. 26, 1808. 

1057. Lydia, b. July 8, 1764. 

1058. *William, b. July 30, 1767, d. Jan. 25, 1853. 

1059. Daniel, died unmarried. 

1060. Mart, b. in 1777, d. Aug. 18, 1854, unmarried. 

1061. Simeon, b. in 1779, d. Aug. 27, 1854, unmarried. 

385. 

EBENEZER, of Lebanon, N. H., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Rebecca 
Colton, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was b. June 6, 1739, and married to a widow 
Jane Whatley, and died May 10, 1810. Issue : 

1062. *John, b. Sept. 2, 1785, d. Dec. 6, 1822. 

1063. Polly, b. June 13, 1790, m. a Mr. Lovering, of Springfield, N. H. 

391. 

DAN, (or DANIEL,) of Lebanon, Conn., farmer, (son of Ebenezer Bliss 
and Rebecca Colton, of L.,) was b. in L., July 4, 1759, and married ab. 
1794-5, to Mrs. Eunice [Lee] Newcomb, (widow of Dr. Calvin Newconib, 
who removed to Sunderland, Vt. , and was drowned in the Hoosac River, in 
October, 1786, while on a visit to a patient.) She was born in L., Oct. 21, 
1766, and died at New London, Conn., Feb. 1, 1852. He died in Lebanon, 
April 11, 1839, and was buried in New London. Issue, born in L. : 

1064. Ira, b. Nov. 30, 1795,— was at one time Agent of the Camden R. R. Co., at No. 7, Battery 

Place, N. Y. City. He was m. to Betsey Holbrook, and afterwards to Caroline S. Tom- 
linson, of Derby, Conn. She now (1879) resides at Stamford, Conn. He d. in N. T. 
City, April 10, 1S78, and was buried at Stamford. No issue. 

1065. SoPHiA.b. Aug. 16, 1797, m. Nov. 18, 1821, Hiram "Warner, of Derby, Conn., and d. in 

Stamford, Conn., Sept. 10, 1875. 

1066. *Dillon, b. June 23, 1801, d. 1849. 

1067. Sarah, b. June 7, 1805, m. Nov. 9, 1848, Leonard Dart, merchant, of New London, Conn. 

He was b. in Waterford, Conn., May 5, 1802. Both were living in 1879. No issue. 

392. 

DAVID, of Lebanon, Conn., and of Hartford, Vt., farmer, (son of Aza- 
riah Bliss and Mary Tilden, of L.,) was born Feb. 21, 1737, and married 
May 10, 1761, to Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Remember Porter, of L., 
and removed to Vermont. Issue : 

1068. Phebe, b. March 9, 1762, m. March 28, 1787, Nathan Durkee, of Lebanon, N.H., (son of Na- 

than Durkee and Mary Hyde,) who was b. in Norwich, Conn., Sept., 1754, and d. Feb. 
3, 1807. She d. Aug. 8, 1857. Issue : John, Benjamin, Phebe, Nathan, Bela, and Hor- 
ace. One child d. young. Dea. Horace Durkee, now ('78) resides at St. Johnsbury, 
Vt. A grand-daughter, Laura Durkee, resides at Lebanon, N. H. 

1069. Sarah, b. Oct. 19, 1763, m. Dec. 2, 1784, Andrew Tracy, of Hartford, and d. Sept. 29, 1814. 

Issue: James, John, Thomas, Deborah, Polly, Cyrus, and Betsey. 

1070. Mary, b. April 18, 1765, m. April 1, 1784, Daniel Blodgett, of Chelsea, Vt. Issue : Bliss, 

Daniel, Polly, and Bela. 

1071. *David, b. 1768, d. April 23, 1813. 

1072. Lydia, b. 1770, d. March 11, 1798,— un. m. 

1073. Rebecca, m. Isaac Woodworth, of Chelsea, Vt. Issue: Betsey, m. an Andrews; Uriel, 

Phebe, Lucy, Isaac, and John. 

1074. *Jabez, b. 1778, d. Feb. 23, 1812. 

1075. Patty. 

The father was afterwards married to a widow Tracy, by whom it is said 
he had no issue. He died May 16, 1813. 



92 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

397. 

Dea. STEPHEN, of Lebanon. N. H., and Glover, Vt., farmer, (son of 
Azariah Bliss and Mary Tilden, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born March 31, 
1752, O. S., [April 11-12, N. S.] He was noted for his piety and sterling in- 
tegrity. "Through his instrumentality a church was formed in the place, he 
was chosen Deacon, his son Ziba succeeding him in the office, and his grand- 
son, Stephen G. Bliss, being the third in the succession. He was married 
in August 1781, to Sarah Griswold, of Norwich, Comi. She was b. March 
18, 1759, and died March 21, 1828. He died Jan. 27. 1831. Issue : 

1076. *ZlBA, b. May 12, 1782, d. Feb. 9, 1861. 

1077. John, b. Dec. 15, 1783, d. June 21, 1814. 

1078. Anna, b. July 24, 1785, m. Jan. 9, 1821, Dr. David Ingraham, of West Hartford, Vt., and 

d. Jan. 20, 1828, leaving no issue. He aft. m. her cousin, Mary (dau. of Daniel) Bliss. 

1079. *Stephen, jr., b. March 29, 1787, d. Dec. 6, 1847. 

1080. Benjamin, b. Sept. 13, 1788, d. Aug. 5, 1815, while in Middlebury College. 

1081. Luther, b. June 5, 1791, d. at Boscawen, N. H., Feb. 9, 1813, while preparing for college. 

1082. Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1796, m. Jan. 25, 1824, Elias C. Dutton, and d. Jan. 25, 1864. He d. 

Oct. 28, I860,— six eh. 

398. 

DANIEL, of Lebanon, N. H., farmer, (son of Azariah Bliss and Mary Til- 
den, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born March 3, 1754, and m. April 3, 1783, to 
Polly Colburn, of Lebanon, N. H., (previously of Stafford, Conn.) She d. 
in February, 1831. He died in L. Issue : 

1083. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1784, m. Erastus Allen, of Lebanon, N. H., and removed to Chel- 

sea, Vt., where a son, Henry Allen, now resides. She d. Jan. 16, 1877. 

1084. Daniel, b. May 10, 1786, d. Dec. 2, 1787. 

1085. Mart, b. Dec. 11, 1789, in. as his second wife, Dr. David Ingraham, of West Hartford.Vt. 

1086. Eunice, b. March 19, 1791, m. Joseph Chadwick, of Boscawen, N. H. 

1087. Susan, b. April 29, 1793, m. Dea. Abner Allen, of Lebanon, N. H. 

1088. Harry, b. Jan. 7, 1795, d. set. ab. sixteen years. 

1089. Harriet, twin with Harry, d. aet. ab. twenty years. 

1090. Aurelia, b. Aug. 2, 1798, d. young. 

1091. Amelia, b. July 21, 1800, m. William Harvey, of Lebanon, N. H., aft. of Royalton, Vt. 

1092. Lorena, b. Dec. 29, 1801, m. Moody A., son of Dea. Eliphalet Kilbourn, of Boscawen, 

N. H. He was b. in B. in 1807, — and had a son George B. 

1093. Sabah, b. May 3, 1804, m. Col.Loring P. Dudley, Lebanon, N. H., aft. of Royalton, Vt. 

1094. Caroline, b. July 31, 1806, m. Silas Ingraham, of West Hartford, aft. of Royalton, Vt. 

401. 

Hon. ASAHEL, of Lebanon, N. H., and Chelsea, Vt., farmer, (son of 
Azariah Bliss and Lydia [Southworth] Storrs, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was b. 
at Lebanon, N.H., June 16, 1773, and married at that place Nov. 16, 1797, 
to Mabel Bidwell, of the same place. She was born in 1778, and died in 
Chelsea, Vt., in 1841. He died in Northfield, Vt., in 1858. Issue: 

1095. Olive, born in 1800, married Nehemiah Wright, of Royalton, Vt. Mr. W., born Feb. 

7, 1796, was the sixtb child of Josiah Wright (b. Oct. 4, 1758,) and Betsey Shattuck of 
Pepperell, Mass., (b. March 12, 1765, and d. Nov. 11, 1849.) Mr. Josiah Wright rem. 
from Pepperell to Royalton, Vt., thence to Middlesex, Vt., where he d. Feb. 19, 1834. 
Nehemiah Wright and Olive Bliss had issue : — 1. Asahel Bliss Wright, of Boston, 
Mass., b. Nov. 5, 1819, m. June 22, 1845, Abby A. Nichols, of Lowell, Mass. She was 
b. Aug. 17, 1828, and d. March 2, 1S80. Issue : 1.— Lilla Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1846, d. 
Aug. 1, 1847 ; 2.— Allah W., (son) b. at Lowell, Oct. 28, 1850, m. Aug. 27, 1874, Carrie 
A. Clarke, of Boston, and had Harry E., b. Jan. 31, 1876. 2. Emily S., b. April 17, 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 93 

1822, n. m. 3. Caroline, b. Jan. 1, 1824, d. Jan. 14, 18S0. 4. George H., b. Feb. 22, 
1827, lives at Wolcott, Vermont. 5. William Nehemiah, born July 3, 1S31, living. 
6. Chas. Frederick, b. Oct. 7, 1834, 1. 517 Green St., Peoria, 111. Six ch. d. in infancy. 

1096. Dan, b. 180-, d. single, at Northfield, Vt., in 1860. 

1097. Mary, b. 1802, d. single at Sharon, Vt., in April or May, 1875. 

1098. *Asahel, jr., b. 1804, d. Aug. 7, 1857. 

1099. *George, b. Nov. 15, 1806, d. 1879. 

1100. Martha, b. 1810, m. a Mr. Robinson and resided at Sharon, Vt., where she d. in 1878. 

406. 

PELATIAH, of Lebanon and Bolton, Conn., farmer, (son of Henry Bliss 
and Bethiali Spafford, of L.,) was born May 6, 1725, and married June 19, 
1744, to Hepzibah Goodwin. Issue : 

1101. *Timothy, b. March 22, 1745, d. May 3, 1817. 

1102. Betty, b. Nov. 16, 1747. 

1103. *Pelatiah, jr., b. April 3, 1749. 

1104. Bethiah, b. May 27, 1752. 

1105. Esther, b. Dec. 22, 1755. 

1106. Hannah, b. Dec. 3, 1757. 

1107. Hepzibah, b. Sept. 8, 1762, m. Sept. 4, 1785, Adonijah Strong, of Rutland, N. Y., and d. 

Dec. 21, 1844. He was a son of Daniel Strong and Esther Chappell, of Lebanon, Conn., 
was b. June 2, 1760, was a farmer at L., aft. at Westmoreland, Burr's Mills, and Rut- 
land, N. Y., where he d. Nov. 4, 1815. He was a revolutionary soldier, and was at the 
" taking of Yorktown." 

The father was afterwards married to Lydia , who d. Sept. 20, 1814. 

He d. Aug. 31, 1808. He is spoken of as an excellent man; and his wife 
is said to have been a pious and Godly woman. Issue : 

1108. Eunice, b. March 16, 1773. 

1109. Zili>ha, b. Feb. 2, 1775. 

1110. *Edmund, b. Sept. 25, 1777, d. May 21, 1814. 

1111. Susan, b. Jan. 18, 1781. 

1112. Mary, b. March 15, 1783. 

1113. Abigail, b. Jam. 18, 1786. 

409. 

Capt. ELIAS, of Lebanon Crank, (now Columbia,) Conn., son of Henry 
Bliss and Bethiah Spafford, of L., was born Feb. 20, 1733, and married to 
Zervia f, who died March 12, 1758. Issue : 

1114. *Samuel, b. Jan. 19, 1758, d. Oct. 3, 1834. 

The father was afterwards married to Susannah [an adopted daughter of 
a Mr.] Davenport, who died without issue, Sept 1, 1789. He afterwards 
married Lucy Williams, who bore him a son, and died April 8, 1801. Issue : 

1115. *Elias, b. Oct. 5, 1791, d. Jan. 26, 1860. 

The father was afterwards married to a widow Phelps, of Hebron, Conn., 
but had no further issue. He died in 1805. It is said that Capt. B. "had 
a Company in Col. Ledyard's regiment, in Lebanon, in 1779, went to Gro- 
ton, (Ct.) Fort, where he remained two months, and was then discharged." 

fZerphia Davenport, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah [Burr] Davenport, of Lebanon, Conn., 
born April 21, 1739, married a Bliss. It is not known whether this was Capt. Elias Bliss, of Leba- 
non, Conn., or his brother Amos, who is said to have married " a Davenport" for his first wife. 
Benjamin Davenport was born Oct. 6, 1698, and died at Spencertown, N. Y., about 1785. He had 
issue: Samuel, Hannah, Billa, Charles, Jonathan, Sally, and Zerphia. Charles, born in 1751, 
died about 1812, leaving a son Ashley, (born in 1794,) who removed to Copenhagen, N. Y., about 
1825, and held the offices of Sheriff and Senator. 



94 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

412. 

AMOS, of Lebanon, Conn., (son of Henry Bliss and Bethiah Spafford, of 
L.,) was b. March 1, 1739— ±0, and married a Davenport. Issue unknown. 
He married for his second wife, July 17, 1777, Anna Brown. He died Oct. 
23, 1794. Issue : 

1116. *Amos, jr., b.March 1, 1780, d. June 4, 1848. 

1117. Molly, b. July 5, 1782. 

1118. Zerviah, b. July 14, 1784, m. a Mr. Throop. 

1119. Anna, b. Aug. 6, 1787, m. Robert Peckham, (of Lebanon,?) and had two sons; the 

youngest, Amos, resides at Danielsonville, Conn. 

1120. Ltdia, b. Aug. 15, 1790, m. Aaron Bunts? and d. in Linden, Mich. 

1121. Clarinda, b. Jan. 22, 1795, m. Cyrus Babcock, Hartford, Ct., and removed to Byron, N. 

Y., — and after his death went back to Conn. Issue : Win. H., Lucy, Ann, and John. 

413. 

Dea. HENRY, of Lebanon Crank, (now Columbia,) Conn., son of Henry 
Bliss and Bethiah Spafford, of L., was born at L., October 7, 1741, and 
married to Sarah Woodward. She was born in 1740, and died Nov. 6, 1776. 
Issue : 

1122. *Zenas, b. May 11, 1767, d. Jan. 26, 1861. 

1123. Sally, b. 1775, m. Rev. Amasa Porter, of Hebron, aft. of Derby, Conn., and had issue: 

1. Maria Porter, m. a Knight. 2. Emeline. 3. Henry Bliss, m. Cate Collins. 4. 
Amasa G. Porter. 

1124. *Bezaliel, b. 1776. 

The father was afterwards married to Azuba, daughter of Lieut. Joseph 
and Abigail [Clark] Loomis, of Lebanon. She was born Feb. 19, 1749, 
and died Aug. 24, 1824. He died May 27, 1815. Issue : 

1125. Chester, (Maj.) b. April 22, 1780, m. ab. 1801-4, Lucinda, dau. of Benoni Loomis and 

Grace Parsons, of L., who was born in July, 1782-3, and died Nov. 4, 1861. He was a 
farmer and auctioneer, of Columbia, Conn. No. issue. 

1126. Clarinda, b. ab. 1782, d. aet. 14. 

1127. Ruby, b. 1785, m. Samuel West, of Lebanon, and d. ab. 1840. 

1128. Louisa, "Saxcy," m. in 1814, Capt. George Loomis, of Columbia, Conn. He was a son of 

Benoni Loomis and Grace Parsons, of L., and was b. Aug. 1786. She d. June, 20, 1829, 
and he aft. m. Charlotte Warner. 

414. 

ABRAHAM, of Lebanon and New London, Conn., (son of Henry Bliss 
and Bethiah Spafford, of L.,) was born Oct. 11, 1743, — was a soldier in 
Washington's ai-my, and on one occasion, while doing picket duty, by his 
watchfulness prevented a surprise and perhaps capture by the British, who 
were making preparations for a midnight attack, but were prevented by his 
riding rapidly into camp and giving the alarm. He was married in June, 
1765, to Lydia Hebard, of Windham, Conn. She was born in 1741, and 
died Sept. 4, 1788, at New London, where the family had removed a few 
years previous. Issue : 

1129. Parthenia, b. Aug. 20, 1767, m. James Lathrop, Hartford, Ct., where she d. May 3, 1813. 

1130. Amelia, b. June 27, 1769, m. and removed to Pennsylvania. 

1131. Charlotte, b. April 3, 1771, d. at L., Jan. 7, 1785. 

1132. Abraham, jr., b. March 16, 1773, d. at N. L., Aug. 22, 1795. 

1133. Polly, b. Jan. 21, 1777, m. a Mr. Heath, of Suffleld, Conn. 

1134. *Alfred, b. at L., Nov. 1, 1780, d. Nov. 30, 1850. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 95 

The father was afterwards married, April 29, 1789, to Mrs. Sarah [Hall] 
Young, of New Loudon. She was born Aug. 8, 1756, and d. Oet. 31, 1843. 
He died at N. L., Jan. 29, 1795. Issue : 

1135. Henry, b. April 26, 1790, d. Oct. 26, 1799. 

1136. *John, b. Aug. 11, 1791, d. Dec. 4, 1860. 

1137. *Welliam, b. May 13, 1793, d. July 29, 1861. 

1138. Sabah, b. April 22, 1795, m. Oct. 20, 1816, Ebenezer H. Watrous, of New London, Ct., 

celebrated her golden wedding, Oct. 20, 1866, and d. Feb. 6, 1867. He was b. May 14, 
1788, and d. Feb. 21, 1868. Issue: 1. John Stephen, b. July 16, 1817. 2. Mary 
Catherine, b. Jan. 19, 1820. 3. Eben H., jr., b. April 2,1823. 4. Sarah Bliss, b. June 
9, 1825, rn. a Mr. Allen and lived on Hope St., New London. 5. Charles Butler, b. 
May 21, 1827. 6, and 7, William Holt, and Nancy Clark, twins, b. Oct. 7, 1829. 8. 
Henry, b. June 25, 1831. 9. Elizabeth Bliss, b. Aug. 2, 1839. 

431. 

NATHANIEL, of Cornwallis, N. S., farmer, (son of Nathaniel Bliss and 
Mehitable Spafford, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born at L., Aug. 5, 1736, and 
removed from New England to C, about 1760, on account of the Indian 
depredations, with his family and his brother Elijah, and both died about 
1778, of small pox. He was a Congregationalist, but afterwards united 
with several others in the formation of a Baptist Church, in 1777-8. He 
was married to Eunice Fish, and had issue : 

1139. Eunice, m. a Mr. Beech. 

1140. Irene, b. Jan. 4, 1761, m. May 13, 1779, Elisha Eaton, of C, where a son, James Eaton, 

b. May 16, 1802, now (1878) resides. 

1141. Ltdia, m. a Mr. Weaver. 

1142. *Nathaniel, b. April, 1763, d. March 5, 1854. 

1143. Mart, b. 1773, m. a Mr. Mclnernay, and d. March, 1854. 

1144. *Eli.jah. 

1145. James, n. m. 

424. 

CALVIN, of Bernardston, Mass., and of Shoreham, Addison Co., Vt., 
farmer, (son of Henry Bliss and Rubie Brewster, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) 
was born at Colerain, Mass., May 11, 1751, removed to Vermont ab. 1800, 
and resided with his son, Calvin, jr. He was married June 26, 1777, to 
Ruth Janes. She was born May 11, (16?) 1756-7, — daughter of Ebenezer 
Janes and Sarah Field, of Northfield, Vt. He died in October, 1849. He 
was a commissioned officer in the army under Gen. Washington, during 
the revolutionary war. Issue : 

1146. Ruby? b. 1777-8? 

1147. Philomelia, b. June 11, 1782, m. Dea. Wolcott, Shoreham. 

1148. Huldah? m. a Murdock or a Chapen, of Vt. 

1149. *Solomon, b. April 9, 1786, d. June 6, 1861. 

1150. Martha, b. Sept. 15, 1788, n. m., d. in Vt. 

1151. Ruth, b. June 10, 1790, m. a Clark, and 1. 1878, with a son, Wyman Clark, in Adams, N.T. 

1152. Mehitable, b. May 17, 1792. 

1153. *Calyin, b. May 14, 1794, d. Oct., 1866-72? 

1154. Henry, b. March 27, 1796. was hurt by a falling tree, and d. atMina, N. Y.,Feb. 14, 1841. 

No issue. 

1155. *Oliver Brewster, b. July 6, 1799, d. Feb. 24, 1874. 

429. 

NOAH, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Mary Booth, 
of L.,) was born March 9, 1757, and married Feb. 11, 1784, to Abigail, dau. 



96 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

of Stephen and Mary Cooley. She was born April 19, 1757, and died April 
9, 1826. He died suddenly, in a fit, Dec. 6, 1816. Issue : 

1156. *Calvin, b. Dec. 11, 1784, d. Feb. 24, 1862. 

1157. "Walter, b. May 21, 1791, d. Sept. 15, 1793. 

1158. *Walter, b. Jan. 4, 1796, d. Jan. 14, 1861. 

1159. *James, b. June 4, 1797, d. Jan. 15, 1864. 

430. 

GAIUS, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, tanner, and shoemaker, (son of 

Ebenezer Bliss and Abigail Cooley, of L.,) was born at L., May 17, 1761, 

and m. Oct. 2, 1787, to Eunice, daughter of Noah and Hannah Robinson, 

of Granville, Mass. She was born Jan. 10, 1763, and died March 26, 1803. 
Issue : 

1160. Chauncet, b. Feb. 16, 1789, d. Sept. 6, 1847, un. m. 

1161. Orpha, b. Oct. 19, 1790, m. April 30, 1833, Ansel Howard, farmer, of Perrinton, N. Y., 

and d. in Micb., Aug. 6, 1861. 

1162. Naomi, b. July 26, 1792, m. Jan., 1817, Jesse Meacham, of Somers, Conn., where she died 

Dec. 11, 1848. Issue : 1. Flavia, b. June 27, 1818, m. in November, 1856, Edmund Al- 
len, of Enfield, Conn., and d. in August, 1847. 3. Elam, born in Dec, 1820, d. in 1870. 

3. Harriet, born July 17, 1822, m. in May, 1844, Thomas Parsons, who d. in 1846 ; she 
aft. m. May 5, 1847, Gilbert Fuller, who d. about 1875. She lives at Springfield, Mass. 

4. Henry, born in Dec, 1824, m. in January, 1847, Emily Slater, and lives at Somers, 
Conn. 5. Francis, h. in December, 1826, d. July 2, 1840. 6. Emily, b. in 1830, d. in 
1833. 7. Eunice, b. in Sept. 1833, d. in Oct., 1849. 

1163. Eunice, b. Dec 27, 1793, m. Jan. 25, 1815, John Woolworth, of L., and died in Mo., Jan. 

28, 1864. A son, Gaius, resided at Laclede, Mo., having three ch. 

1164. *Ebenezer, b. June 5, 1795, d. March 20, 1868. 

1165. Hannah, born Jan. 10, 1797, m. Sept. 22, 1819, Horace Sikes, (son of Abel Sikes and Lois 

Dwigbt,— b. April 8, 1795,) of Somers, Conn., and d. May 1, 1823. He d. at S., Nov. 3, 
1867. Two ch., — Horace, jr., living in Mass., 1878, and Delia, who d. in Mich. Oct. 1861. 

1166. Gaius, jr., b. April 10, 1800, killed by a mad bull, Nov. 16, 1S14. 

The father was afterwards m., Jan. 19, 1804, to Flavia, dau. of Samuel 
and Sabina Keep, who was born at L., Feb. 17, 1768, and d. Sept. 19, 
1829. He died Dec 24, 1843. Issue : 

1167. Flavia, b. Dec 10, 1804, d. March 6, 1818. 

1168. Emily, b. May 15, 1807, m. Sept. 1, 1830, Daniel Colton, of Longmeadow, manufacturer 

and builder, resided at Springfield, Mass., and d. Dec. 22, 1863. He was a son of Jacob 
Colton and Cynthia Chandler, of Longmeadow, and was b. July 16, 1805. (His second 
wife was Elizabeth Rice.) One son, Hubert, 1. at Springfield, Mass. 

1169. Chloe Lewis, b. Oct. 17, 1809, m. in Sept., 1837, Obed Montague, South Hadley, Mass., 

and was living in 1878. Issue : 1. Emily Bliss, b. Nov. 2, 1840, res. at South Hadley. 
3. Harriet Esther, b. July 31, 1844, d. Aug. 18, 1845. 3. Richard Henry, b. Feb. 16, 
1851, d. Aug. 24, 1877. 

1170. Simeon Cooley, b. March 11, 1812, m. Jan., 1838, Sophia Woolworth of Ware, Mass., 

and d. at L., without issue, May 5, 1838. 

431. 

GAD, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Abigail 
Cooley, of L.,) was born July 29, 1762, and m. Nov. 20, 1800, to Deborah, 
daughter of Dea. Benoni and Deborah [Cooley] Olcott, of East Windsor, 
Coim. She was born April 21, 1764, and d. Nov. 11, 1816. Issue: 

1171. Hannah Alvard, b. Dec 21, 1801, m. May 20, 1824, Rev. Dorus Clarke, D.D., of Boston, 

Mass., where she d. May 9, 1878. He was a son of Jonathan Clarke, jr., and Jemima 
Lyman, of Westhampton, Mass., (where he was born, Jan. 2, 1797,) graduated at Wil- 
liams College in 1817, and at Andover in 1820. lie published several very popular 
works, and was one of the editors of the " New England Puritan." Issue : 1. Susan 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 97 

Cornelia, b. March 3, 1825, m. Sept. 13, 1847, Samuel Dennis Warren, of Boston, (b. 
in Grafton, Mass., Sept. 13,1817,) and had issue: — Josiah Fiske, b. May 11, 1850, d. 
Feb. 6, 1853; Samuel Dennis, b. Jan. 25, 1852, living; Henry Clarke, b. Nov. 18, 1854; 
Cornelia Lyman, b. March 21, 1857 ; Edward Perry, b. June 8, 1860 ; Frederic Fiske, 
b. July 3, 1862 ;— all resident in Boston. 2. Henry Martyn, b. Nov. 19, 1S26, m. Oct. 
15, 1857, Jane Loomer Hurlbut, of South Lee, Mass., (b. May 27, 1832,) and had is- 
sue :— Catharine Hurlbut, b. Feb. 29, 1864 ; and Henry Martyn, jr., b. Aug. 1, 1865. 3. 
William Bliss, b. June 21, 1829, d. Oct. 28, 1S64. 4. Ellen Sarah Sophia, b. July 21, 
1833, m. Oct. 15, 1874, George Warren Hammond, of Boston, (b. in Grafton, Mass., 
April 4, 1833,), no issue. 5. Mary Lyman, b. Dec. 10, 1839, n. m. 

1172. *Gad Olcott, b. March 1, 1807, d. March 5, 1872. 

The father was afterwards married, Sept, 10, 1817, to Eunice, eldest dau. 
of Aaron and Eunice [Bliss] Day, of West Springfield, Mass., who was b. 
Jan. 15, 1776, and d. Feb. 26, 1866. He d. Nov. 21, 1845. 

433. 

Rev. ENOS, of Loraine, N. Y., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Abigail 
Cooley, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Nov. 25, 1765, graduated at 
Yale College in 1787, was ordained a Congregational minister at Brandon, 
Vt., in October, 1792, and continued there till October, 1794. He after- 
wards preached in Cornwall, New Haven, and Orange, Vt., and in Pier- 
mont, N. H., till 1806-7, when he removed to Loraine. He was married 
Feb. 11, 1793, to Abigail, daughter of Christopher and Mary Newton, of 
Newport, N. H., who died March 22, 1800. Issue: 

1173. Abigail, b. in Brandon, March 17, 1794, m. July, 1809, Abner Gould, of Loraine, and d. 

Aug. 9, 1828. 

1174. Florilla, b. in Cornwall, Jan. 15, 1796, m. Sept. 8, 1836, Abner Gould, (who had pre- 

viously m. her sister, Abigail,) and d. March, 1839. 

1175. AiANSON, b. in New Haven, April 17, 1798, d. Feb. 4, 1820, un. m. 

The father was afterwards married, March 11, 1801, at Brandon, Vt., to 
Betsey, daughter of David and Betsey Breed, of Norwich, Conn. She was 
born April 13, 1778, and died Jan. 18, 1829. He died Feb. 14, 1852. Issue: 

1176. Sally, b. in Orange, Oct. 3, 1802, d. in infancy. 

1177. Betsey Elizabeth Clement, b. in Piermont, Aug. 18, 1804, m. Oct. 26, 1824, Rev. Lu- 

mund Wilcox, (Cong'l,) of L. He d. in Jan., 1872, and she died in Thawville, HL, 
Oct., 1878. 

1178. Sally Cleaveland, b. in East Windsor, Conn., June 12, 1806, m. Feb. 8, 18 — , Rev. Jo- 

sephus Morton, (Congregational,) of L., and d. in 1853. 

1179. *David Breed, b. Sept. 15, 1808. 

1180. Fanny Abiah, b. April 28, 1811, m. Jan. 8, 1840, Sidney W. Barton, of Loraine, and re- 

sides (1878,) in Rochester, N. Y. 

1181. Mary DeWitt, born April 5, 1814, m. March 4, 1834, Eliakim Sheldon, of Springfield, 

N. V., and afterwards, Oct. 10, 1S37, Martin Phelps, of Longmeadow, Mass., who d. 
Dec. 21, 1871. She resides (1878) in Steele City, Neb. 

1182. *Simeon Breed, b. Sept. 18, 1816. 

1183. Harriet Newell, b. Oct 10, 1818, m. Oct. 7, 1839-40, John Robertson, of Albany, 111., 

where she d. Oct. 5-6, 1878, and was buried on the thirty-ninth anniversary of her 
wedding day. Of her six children, one (the oldest son) was killed in the battle of 
Bull Run. 

439. 

STEPHEN, of Springfield, Bradford Co., Pa., (son of Stephen Bliss and 

Catharine Burt, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born Jul}* 2, 1761, removed 

from W. about 1790, and settled m S. in 1806. He was married in 1787 to 
o 



98 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Clarissa, daughter of Noah L. and Miriam [Kent] Leonard, of West Spring- 
field, Mass. She was born Aug. 20, 1768, and died April 18, 1850. He d. 
Jan. 18, 1850. Issue : 

1184. Auhelia, b. in Jan., 17S8, d. in Dec, 1818. 

1185. Clarissa, b. in 1789, d. in June, 1849. 

1186. Lydia, b. in May, 1793. 

1187. *Adolphos b. in June, 1796, d. in May, 1843. 

1188. Mary, b. in June, 1799, m. July 4, 1845, Isaac Fuller. 

1189. *Noah W., b. July 18, 1811. 

411. 

GIDEON, of Wilbraham, Mass., stage driver, (son of Stephen Bliss and 
Catharine Burt, of W.,) was born May 11, 1766, and married April 22, 1790, 
to Mary Woodworth, of W. She was born (at No»th Coventry, Conn.?) 
March 24, 1770, and died at Berlin, Mass., Sept. 4, 1856. He d. at Palmer, 
Mass., April 11, 1847. Issue: 

1190. *Roswell, b. March 15, 1791, d. April 30, 1869. 

1191. Mary, b. at W., July 4, 1792, m. at Monson, Mass., July 1, 1818, Norris Hoar, (whose 

name was changed to Hale in 1838,) of Palmer, Mass., and died at Monson, Feb. 25, 
1866. He was born at Monson, March 11, 1793, and died there, Dec. 8, 1868. Issue : 
1. Mary "Woodworth Hale, b. Nov. 4, 1819, d. at Palmer, July 13, 1843. 2. Laura, 
born at Warren, Mass., April 6, 1822, m. at Monson, Marcb 17, 1859, Joseph Clark 
Burgess, of Collinsville, Conn. 3. Edwin Norris, born at Brimfield, Mass., May 3, 
1824, m. at Palmer, March 13, 1849, Maria Gerald, and had issue — Selina, Delia, and 
Minnie. 4. Nerissa, b. at Ware, Mass., March 25, 1826, m. at Palmer, Oct. 8, 1846, 
John Hitchcock, and resides at 18 Cypress street, Springfield, Mass. ; issue — Arthur 
Bliss, d., John Franklin, and Robert Sumner. 5. Elizabeth Joanna, born at Ware, 
Feb. 25, 1828, lives at Springfield, un. m. 

1192. Betsey, twin with Mary, d. May 15, 1795. 

1193. Chloe, b. Dec. 3, 1794, d. May 7, 1797. 

1194. *Austin, b. Aug. 6, 1796, d. Jan. 3. 1871. 

1195. Gideon, b. June 29, 1798, d. Feb. 20, 1828, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. He was m. Nov. 

21, 1824, to Mary, daughter of Jesse Stone, formerly of Northboro, Mass., had one 
ch., Emily, who d. young, and the mother aft. m. Samuel Campbell. 

1196. Sylvester, born Feb. 24, 1800, last heard from in 1819, — was on the way south, and not 

known to have married. 

1197. Betsey, b. Feb. 12, 1802, m. Sept. 26, 1838, Levi Wheeler, of Berlin, Mass. 

1198. *James B., b. Feb. 10, 1804, d. July 23, 1S43. 

1199. Willard, b. August 3, 1806, m. Oct. 13, 1832, Harriet (dau. of Aaron) Palmer, of East 

Haddam, Conn., and resided in Lisbon, and aft. in Norwich, Conn., — no issue. 

1200. Catharine, b. Aug. 31, 1809, m. at Enfield, Conn., Nov. 24, 1833, to Samuel M. Fuller of 

Berlin, Mass., grocer, who was b. at Ludlow, Mass., June 24, 1812. Issue : 1. Catha- 
rine Fuller, b. at L., Oct. 19, 1835, m. at Lancaster, Oct. 19, 1852, Rufus C. Sawyer, 
shoemaker. 2. Elizabeth Fuller, b. at W. Feb. 5, 1837, m. at Northborough, April 
10, 1853, to Charles H. Hartwell, clerk. 3. Samuel E. Fuller, clerk, b. at Sunder- 
land, Mass., Feb. 23, 1839, m. at Worcester, Mass., May 6, 1868, to Julia M. Bailey. 
4. James B. Fuller, b. at Berlin, Mass., Dec. 8, 1840, a merchant in Boston, m. at 
Newton, Mass., Dec. 9, 1875, Annie B. Shilliber. 5. Mary J. Fuller, b. at Berlin, 
May 1, 1843, m. at Clinton, Mass., Nov. 7, 1863, Henry W. Welch, carpenter. 6. 
Alma F. Fuller, born at Framingham, Mass., July 24, 1846, m. at Hudson, Feb. 1, 
1865, Charles Russell, shoemaker. 

1201. *Lewis Tirrell, b. March 18, 1811. 

1202. *Henry Harrison, b. Aug. 12, 1813. 

445. 

OBED, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Joel Bliss and Sarah Kilbourn, of 
W.,) was born Jan. 3, 1765, and married Oct. 13, 1791, to Roxanna, daugh- 
ter of Abel and Elizabeth [Bartlett] Bliss, of W. She was born Jan. 26, 
1772, and died April 12, 1844. In 1812 he removed to Pittston, Me., and 
died in December, 1841. Issue: 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 99 

1203. Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1794, m. Moses Bolton, South Hadley Falls, Mass. 

1204. Obed, jr., b. Sept. 25, 1795, d. 1819, un. m. 

1205. *Moses Bridgman, b. May 3, 1798. 

1206. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1800, d. Sept. 28, 1802. 

1207. Eliza, b. Dec. 31, 1802, d. 1840, un. m. 

1208. *Edmund Wells, b. May 3, 1807. 

446. 

JESSE, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Joel Bliss and Sarah Kilbonrn, of 
W.,) was born at W., Feb. 22, 1768, and married Aug. 8, 1793, to Belinda 
Kilbourn. She was born Nov. 8, 1768, and died March 21, 1846. She was 
a daughter of Samuel Kilbourn and Abigail Colton, of W., and was aunt 
to Lois Kilbourn, who married her husband's brother, Maj. Jeremy Bliss, 
and was herself a niece of Sarah Kilbourn, her husband's mother. He died 
Nov. 30, 1824. Issue : 

1209. *Jesse Pynchon, b. in Ludlow, Mass., Dec. 19, 1794, d. July 11, 1851. 

1210. Belinda, b. May 11, 1797, d. May 9, 1801. 

1211. William, b. March 24, 1799, d. Jan. 30, 1801. 

1212. Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1801, d. Feb. 13, 1801. 

1213. *William, b. May 9, 1803, d. March 20, 1848. 

1214. *Samuel Mosely, b. March 22, 1805, d. Feb. 19, 1871. 

1215. *Luther Burt, b. Dec. 23, 1807, d. April 1, 1877. 

1216. Belinda Kilbourn, b. May 25, 1811, m. 1861, Ira Eaton, of Stuyvesant, N. Y., where 

she d. Sept. 24, 1867,— no ch. 

451. 

DANIEL, of Pittston, Me., (son of Joel Bliss and Sarah Kilbourn, of 
Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born May 12, 1779, and married in 1802, to Betsey 
Hailey, of P. They had two sons and a daughter. He removed to Con- 
necticut about 1813, and his wife died soon afterwards. It is thought he 
eventually removed to New York, and married again, but his subsequent 
record is not known. He followed coasting. Issue : 

1217. George, b. ab. 1S03, was killed in N. Y. City, by a falling cake of ice, when about fifteen 

years of age. 

1218. *Joel, b. July 8, 1804, d. June 23, 1847. 

1219. A dau., name unknown. 

453. 

Maj. JEREMY, of Somers, Conn., and Chicopee, Mass., carpenter, 
(son of Joel Bliss and Sarah Kilbourn, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was b. June 
24, 1784, and married Jan. 24-25', 1810, to Lois Kilbourn, who was born in 
W., May 30, 1788, (daughter of Luther Kilbourn and Mary Warriner, at 
W., and niece ol Belinda Kilbourn, who married her husband's brother, 
Jesse Bliss.) She died in C, April 14, 1859. He died in C. Sept. 25, 
1857. Issue : 

1220. *Jeremy Wells, b. May 3, 1811, d. March 4, 1876. 

1221. Lois M., b. March 25, 1813, d. in infancy. 

1222. *Joel Kilbourn, b. June 23, 1814. 

1223. *Samuel Wellington, b. May 26, 1816. 

1224. Loami, b. May 3, 1818, d. July 20, 1819. 

1225. Sarah, b. April 7, 1820, d. Feb. 17, 1821. 

1226. Francis Xavier, b. June 10, 1822, d. of apoplexy, Feb. 3, 1877,— un. m. He resided at 

Belchertown, Mass. 

1227. Mary Warriner, b. at S., Sept. 8, 1823, m. Nov. 10, 1850, as second wife of George 

Camp, of South Hadley Falls, Mass., who d. ab. March, 1872. He was a son of John 
and Irena Camp, and was b. at Durham, Ct. . 



100 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1228. Lttcretia, b. Sept. 16, 1825, d. in infancy. 

1229. Lomira, b. Oct. 1, 1827, m. Nov. 26, 1846, Hiram Cook, of Manchester, Conn., and aft. a 

Mr. Moore, and resides in Wells River, Vt. 

1230. Lois, b. June 6, 1829, d. Sept. 29, 1830. 

1231. Rosette, born June 13, 1831, m. July 2-3, 1856, Samuel Francis Hall, (bom ab. 1829,) of 

Chieopee, Mass. 

1232. *William Strong, b. April 27, 1833, d. May 1, 1862. 

455. 

JOHN, Esq., of Tolland, Ct., (son of Rev. John Bliss and Betty White, 
of Ellington, Conn.,) was born in E., June 16, 1768, and married May 30, 
1809, to Sally,f daughter of John and Temperance [Baker] Abbott, of Tol- 
land. She was born in T., April 29, 1781, and died there, Feb. 18, 1853. 
He died in T., Aug. 23, 1850. He was for many years a Justice of the 
Peace, was an exemplary and upright man, and was much esteemed and 
respected by all who knew him. Issue : 

1233. Sally Olivia, b. in T., Aug. 22, 1810, m. Sept. 19, 1838, Charles Burnham, of Springfield, 

Mass., and resided at the Sandwich Islands till the Fall of 1S45. He was son of Charles 
Burnham, of S., and Hannah White, (a lineal descendant of Elder John White, one 
of the first settlers in Hartford, Conn.,) and was b. in S. March 20, 1811, and in 1880 
was a manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. Issue : 1. Mary Elizabeth, b. at Koloa, 
Sandwich Islands, July 6, 1839, and d. April 14, 1S47. 2. Charles Abbott, born at 
Koloa, Sept. 10, 1841, bookseller, at Norwich, Conn., m. April 25, 1866, Mary Foot 
Burt, who d. Sept. *17, 1871; he aft. m. May 25, 1875, Katharine Cook Lanman. 3. 
Mary Etta, born in Springfield, April 6, 1847, m. Feb. 13, 1S79, Lisle Stokes, convey- 
ancer, of Philadelphia. 4. Georgiana, b. at Ellington, Conn., Oct. 29, 1851. 

1234. Mary Eliza, b. in Tolland, Conn., April 27, 1812, m. July 4, 1838, Lucius S. Fuller, Esq., 

of T., farmer and Insurance Agent. He was a son of Seymour Fuller and Louisa 
Butler, and was b. at Hampton, Conn., March 27, 1S12. Issue — born in T. : 1. John 
B., born April 20, 1839, d. Feb. 11, 1844. 3. Mary Jane, b. in 1844, d. Feb. 13, 1844. 
3. John Bliss, b. Feb. 16, 1815, Secretary of Tolland Fire Insurance Co., m. Nov. 7, 
1872, Lizzie A. Pomeroy, and had issue— Lucius P., b. Aug. 17, 1877. 4. Lucius H., 
b. Sept. 12, and d. Sept. 20, 1846. 5. Lucius Henry, born Aug. 31, 1849-50, Insurance 
Agent, Putnam, Conn., m. Aug. 31, 1871, Helen A. Briggs, and had issue — Maurice 
B., b. May 7, 1874. 6. Edward Eugene, b. May 13, 1853, is a clerk with ^Etna In- 
surance Co., in Hartford, Conn. 

1235. *Sylvester, b. June 19, 1814, d. March 6, 1863. 

1236. Emeline Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1816, d. Dec, 8, 1840, un. m. 

458. 

JOEL WHITE, of Brattleboro, Vt., (son of Rev. John Bliss and Betty 
White, ot Ellington, Conn.,) was born March 31, 1774, and married in 1796, 
tf> Lucy Hitchcock. She was born in 1772, and died in 1824. He died 
Aug. 4, 1816. Issue : 

fHer ancestor, George Abbott, emigrated from England, and d. in Rowley, Mass., in 1647. His 
son George married in May, 1658, Sarah Farnum, (who died in 1728, aet. 90,) of Andover, Mass., 
where he settled, and died March 22, 1689. His son Nehemiah was b. July 20, 1667, m. Abigail, 
daughter of John Lovejoy, in 1691, and d. Oct. 8, 1750. His son, John, jr., b. Oct. 31, 1697, settlnl 
in Tolland, Conn., in 1720, married Dec. 31,1721, Elizabeth Birge, who'd, in 1728, and he d. Nov. 
25, 1779. His son, John, b. Sept. 18, 1725, was married Jan. 21, 1747, to Elizabeth Stearns, and d. 
Nov. 25, 1776. Eliazbeth Stearns, b. May 26, 1728, and d. Jan. 6, 1783, was a daughter of John 
Stearns [a son of Shubael, of Lynn, who was b. in Cambridge, Sept. 20, 1655; and who was a 
son of Charles (and Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca Gibson, of Cambridge,) Stearns, 
who was made a freeman in 1646, and married R. G. June 22, 1654,] — who was b. in 1691, married 
Elizabeth Barnes Dec. 2, 172.3, and d. March 10, 1787— his wife dying April 19, 1737. The last 
named John (Abbott) also had a son John, who was the father of Sailv. He was b. in 1751, and 
d. May, 1814. He in. 1780, Temperance Baker, who was b. Dec. 31, 1763, and d. April 27, 1850. 
She was a dau. ofHeman Baker, who was b. in 1741, m. Temperance, and d. Jan. 7,1621, — being 
a son of Samuel and Jane (Gage) Baker. The last named Temperance was also a Baker, was b. 
in 1739, and d. in 1814, a dau. of Shubael and Lydia (Stuart) Baker. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 



101 



1237. A child d. in infancy. 

1238. Betsey, b. July 18, 1799. 

1239. Sally, b. 1801. 

1240. John, b. 1802, d. 1820. 

1241. Laura, b. Aug. 30, 1804, m. Dec. 1832, David Doane, of East Longmeadow, Mass., and 

after bis d. was m. Jan. 1847, to Joshua Tinkham. 

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>nn., was born Feb. 26, 1776, and 
ghter of Henry Rogers, of W. S. 
1821. Issue : 



(53, Esther S., (widow of Benjamin) Cooper, 
without issue. She was a dau. of Samuel and 
e was b. in 1810. 

;t. 7, 1823, to Tirzah, daughter ol 
W. S. She was born July 22, 1785, 
1850. Issue : 



^homas J. (son of Charles and Eliza) Dewey, 
svas b. in 1826-7. 



ir, (son of Rev. John Bliss and Betty 

Feb. 5, 1780, and married April 23, 

Miller, of Marlboro, Vt., who was 



5, 1833, Stephen Bentley, and d. Nov. 19, 1S34. 
Clinton Delamatter, and d. Aug. 5, 1839. 
Philo Baker, and d. Nov. 20, 1837. 



The father removed to Gerry, in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and about that 
time was married, Feb. 26, 1820, to Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Char- 
lotte Thurston, of Whitestown, N. Y., who was born Sept. 15, 1796. In 
1S59 he removed to South Haven, Mich., and died Nov. 9, 1860. Issue : 



100 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1228. Lucretia, b. Sept. 16, 1825, d. in infancy. 

1229. Lomira, b. Oct. 1, 1827, m. Nov. 26, 1846, Hiram Cook, of Manchester, Conn., and aft. a 

Mr. Moore, and resides in Wells River, Vt. 

1230. Lois, b. June 6, 1829, d. Sept. 29, 1830. 

1231. Rosette, born June 13, 1831, m. July 2-3, 1856, Samuel Francis Hall, (bom ab. 1829,) of 

Chicopee, Mass. 

1232. *William Strong, b. April 27, 1833, d. Ma 

455 

JOHN, Esq., of Tolland, Ct„ (son oi 
of Ellington, Conn.,) was born in E., J 
1809, to Sally, f daughter of John and 1 
land. She was born in T., April 29, 
He died in T., Aug. 23, 1850. He wj 
Peace, was an exemplary and upright : 
respected by all who knew him. Issue 

1233. Sally Olivia, b. in T., Aug. 22, 1810, m. 8 

Mass., and resided at the Sandwich Isla 
Burnham, of S., and Hannah White, (; 
of the first settlers in Hartford, Conn., 
was a manufacturer in Philadelphia, 
Sandwich Islands, July 6, 1839, and d. 
Koloa, Sept. 10, 1841, bookseller, at N 
Burt, who d. Sept. *17, 1871; he aft. m 
Mary Etta, born in Springfield, April ( 
ancer, of Philadelphia. 4. Georgiana 

1234. Mary Eliza, b. in Tolland, Conn., April 2' 

of T., farmer and Insurance Agent. 
Butler, and wash, at Hampton, Conn., 
B., bora April 20, 1839, d. Feb. 11, 184 
3. John Bliss, b. Feb. 16, 1815, Secret; 
1872, Lizzie A. Pomeroy, and had issui 
b. Sept. 12, and d. Sept. 20, 1846. 5. L 
Agent, Putnam, Conn., m. Aug. 31, IS'i 
B., b. May 7, 1874. 6. Edward Eugei 
surance Co., in Hartford, Conn. 

1235. *Sylvest.er, b. June 19, 1814, d. March 6, 1 

1236. Emeline Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1816, d. I 

458. 

JOEL WHITE, of Brattleboro, Vt., 
White, of Ellington, Conn.,) was born] 
1$) Lucy Hitchcock. She was born ir 
Aug. 4, 1816. Issue : 

t Her ancestor, George Abbott, emigrated from E 
son George married in May, 1658, Sarah Farnum, 
where he settled, and died March 22, 1689. His so 
daughter of John Lovejoy, in 1691, and d. Oct. 8, 1' 
in Tolland, Conn., in 1720, married Dec. 31,1721, E 
25, 1779. His son, John, b. Sept. 18, 1725, was mar 
Nov. 25, 1776. Eliazbeth Stearns, b. May 26, 1728, . 
Stearns [a son of Shubael, of Lynn, who was b. in Caniu.. 

son of Charles (and Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca Cm*. . ,) Stearns, 

who was made a freeman in 1646, and married R. U. June 22, 1654,] — who was b. in 1691, married 
Elizabeth Barnes Dec. 2, 1723, and d. March 10, 1787— his wife dying April 19, 1737. The last 
named John (Abbott) also had a son John, who was the father of Sally. He was b. in 1751, and 
d. May, 1814. He in. 1780, Temperance Baker, who was b. Dec. 31, 1763, and d. April 27, 1850. 
She was a dau. ofHeman Baker, who was b. in 1741, m. Temperance, and d. Jan. 7,1821, — being 
a son of Samuel ami Jane (Gage) Baker. The last named Temperance was also a Baker, was b. 
in 1739, and d. in 1814, a dau. of Shubael and Lydia (Stuart) Baker. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 101 

1237. A child d. in infancy. 

1238. Betsey, b. July 18, 1799. 

1239. Sally, b. 1801. 

1240. John, b. 1802, d. 1820. 

1241. Laura, b. Aug. 30, 1804, m. Dec. 1832, David Doane, of East Longmeadow, Mass., and 

after his d. was m. Jan. 1847, to Joshua Tinkham. 

1242. A child d. in infancy. 

1243. Celia, b. July 18, 1808, m. 1830, Joshua L. Rice, of Watertown, N. Y. 

1244. Lucy, b. 1810, d. 1811. 

1245. Lucy O., b. Feb. 21, 1812, m. June 7, 1849, Harvey Goodell, farmer, of Sturbridge, Mass. 

He was a son of Walter and Keziah Goodell, of Brimfield, Mass., and was b. in 1808. 

1246. Joel A., b. March 22, 1815, d. Jan. 1838, un. m. 

459. 

HOSEA, of West Springfield, Mass., blacksmith, (son of Rev. John 
Bliss and Betty White, of Ellington, Conn., was born Feb. 26, 1776, and 
married April 26, 1798, to Malah, daughter of Henry Rogers, of W. S. 
She was born in 1778, and died Sept. 29, 1821. Issue : 

1247. *William, b. Jan. 24, 1799. 

1248. *Hosea, b. Dec. 28, 1800, d. July 23, 1869. 

1249. Seth, b. March 4, and d. April 2, 1803. 

1250. *Seth, b. April 16, 1804. 

1251. Achsah, b. Oct. 17, 1806. 

1252. *Lemuel, b. Sept. 4, 1810, d. Jan. 10, 1851. 

1253. Caleb, b. Dec. 1, and d. Dec. 2, 1811. 

1254. Betsey R., b. April 1, 1S13,— Holyoke, Mass. 

1255. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1815. 

1256. Charles, b. June 30, 1819, m. April 4, 1853, Esther 8., (widow of Benjamin) Cooper, 

and d. in Agawam, Mass., Dec. 6, 1855, without issue. She was a dau. of Samuel and 
Mary Barden, New Marlboro, where she was b. in 1810. 

The father was afterwards married Oct. 7, 1823, to Tirzah, daughter ot 
Frederick and Chloe [Taylor] Bagg, of W. S. She was born July 22, 1785, 
and died May 9, 1849. He died July 3, 1850. Issue : 

1257. Malah, b. June 13, 1824. 

1258. Tirzah, b. Aug. 6, 1826, m. Oct. 10, 1858, Thomas J. (son of Charles and Eliza) Dewey, 

farmer, of Westfield, Mass., where he was b. in 1826-7. 

461. 

DANIEL, of Brattleboro, Vt., clothier, (son of Rev. John Bliss and Betty 
White, of Ellington, Conn.,) was born Feb. 5, 1780, and married April 23, 
1807, to Polly, daughter of Thaddeus Miller, of Marlboro, Vt., who was 
born Sept. 3, 1788. Issue : 

1259. Betsey White, b. Sept. 5, 1808, m. May 6, 1833, Stephen Bentley, and d. Nov. 19, 1834. 

1260. Clarissa, b. Dec. 16, 1809, m. 1837, Geo. Clinton Delamatter, and d. Aug. 5, 1839. 

1261. Polly, b. Dec. 24, 1811, m. April 20, 1828, Philo Baker, and d. Nov. 20, 1837. 

1262. *Daniel, b. Aug. 7, 1813. 

1263. John, b. Oct. 20, 1815, d. Oct. 1, 1816. 

1264. *Elijah, b. Nov. 20, 1817. 

The father removed to Gerry, in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and about that 
time was married, Feb. 26, 1820, to Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Char- 
lotte Thurston, of Whitestown, N. Y., who was born Sept. 15, 1796. In 
1859 he removed to South Haven, Mich., and died Nov. 9, 1860. Issue: 



102 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1265. *Joel Ruggles, b. July 21, 1821, d. Aug. 15, 1859. 

1266. Achsah, b. Sept. 29, 1823, d. Feb 3, 1837. 

1267. *Hosea, b. March 6, 1826. 

1268. Patience, b. March 28, 1828, m. May 21, 1846, Daniel M'Colby, of Plum Grove, 111. 

1269. Submit, twin with Patience, d. Nov. 17, 1829. 

1270. Submit, b. Oct. 3, 1829, m. Nov. 21, 1857, Lewis Curtis. 

1271. Thankful, b. May 16, 1833, m. Dec. 16, 1852, Alva O. Myers. 

1272. *Henry Kent, b. June 5, 1835. 

1273. John, b. Aug. 21, 1838, resides at Thorold, Ont., Canada. 

463. 

BENEDICT, of Newport, R. I., and of Tolland, (then a part of Gran- 
ville,) Mass., son of Judge Henry Bliss, of Newport, was born in 1744, 
was made a freeman Jan. 24, 1765, and married Dec. 24, 1766, to Sarah, 

daughter of Rev. Edward Upham, of Maiden, Mass. He died about 1804. 
Issue : 

1274. Nancy, d. ab. 1820, un. m. 

1275. *Edward Upham, b. at N., April 26, 1771, d. Oct. 15, 1854. 

1276. Sarah, m. ab. 1794, Ezekiel Remington, of Suffleld, Conn. 

1277. *Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1775, d. March 4, 1855. 

470. 

CLARK, of Newport, R. I., farmer and lumberman, (son of Judge Hen- 
ry Bliss, of N.,) was born in 1767, and married Dec. 13, 1789, to Abigail, 
daughter of Charles Spooner, of N. She was born April 2, 1771, and died 
in Chicago, EL, Jan. 2, 1850. He died July 21, 1829. Issue : 

1278. *Henry, b. Feb. 13, 1791, d. Feb. 1, 1843. 

1279. *Charles Spooner, b. Oct. 13, 1792. 

1280. Mary, b. July 30, 1795, m. March 19, 1S14, Johnson, (son of Alpheus and Rachel) Wright, 

of Delaware Co., N. Y. 

1281. Abigail, b. March 31, 1797, m. Feb. 1, 1815, a Mr. Bogett. 

1282. Margaret, (Peggy,) b. Nov. 18, 1798, d. March 7, 1799. 

1283. *Clark, b. Feb. 7, 1800, d. April 19, 1874. 

1284. Margaret, b. April 22, 1802, m. John Atkins, and d. Sept. 4, 1851. 

1285. Susan, b. April 25, 1804, d. Sept. 13, 1804. 

1286. Susan, b. Oct. 7, 1805, m. Jan. 16, 1831, James Wright, of Girard, Erie Co., Pa. 

1287. Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1807, m. Jan. 18, 1833, Darwin Noble Edson, of Sidney, N. Y. In 1876 

he was a manufacturer of leather, in Downsville, Delaware Co., N. Y. He was a son 
of Dr. Willis Edson and Sally Noble, of New Lisbon, N. Y., where he was b. March 
26, 1809. 

1288. Eliza E., b. April 16, 1811, m. Sept. 19, 1854, John Higgins, of Allegan, Mich. 

474. 

AMY, of Newport, R. I., (daughter of Judge Henry Bliss, of Newport,) 
had one son, who was adopted by his grandfather, and named — 

1289. *Leonard S., b. 1801, d. June 18, 1872. 

478. 

Rev. ARNOLD, of Dartmouth, (then called Ponegansett,) Mass., son of 
Rev. William Bliss and Barbara Phillips, of Middletown, R. I., was born 
July 16, 1754, and was ordained at D., Feb. 22, 1803, as a Seventh Day 
Baptist preacher. He was married March 30, 1783, to Elizabeth, daughter 
of Capt. Jonathan Weeden, of Newport, R. I. She was born in 1763, and 
died in February, 1810. He died of apoplexy, Oct. 15, 1828. Issue : 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 103 

1290. Amy, b. March 4, 1784, d. April 6, 1865, un. m. 

1291. William, b. June 11, 1785, d. April 26, 1786. 

1292. Elizabeth, b. May 24, 1787, m. Aug. 9, 1809, Abner Howland, of Dartmouth, and died 

May 19, 1864. 

1293. Mart, b. April 11, 1789, m. Aug. 1808, Richard Mason, and d. Nov. 28, 1852. 

1294. *Arnold, jr., b. Aug. 20, 1791, d. Feb. 27, 1851. 

1295. Lydia, b. Nov. 9, 1793, m. Oct. 11, 1818, Nathaniel H. Howland, of Dartmouth, Mass. 

1296. Nancy, b. Oct. 15, 1795, m. Aug. 1817, Warren Sisson, of Dartmouth, and d. Jan. 28, 1866. 

1297. Hannah, b. Nov. 18, 1797, d. Sept., 1809. 

1298. Phebe, b. July 31, 1799, m. March 14, 1819, Stephen Brownell, of D. 

480. 

WILLIAM, of Newport, R. I., and New Bedford, Mass., ropemaker, (son 
of Rev. William Bliss and Barbara Phillips, of Middletown, R.I.,) was b. July 
15, 1758, and was made an Ensign in July, 1780, in a three months regi- 
ment, (Col. Crary's,) in the army, during the revolutionary war. He was 
a pensioner of the United States, and at the age of eighty-four he, with one 
hundred and six other revolutionary soldiers, attended the dedication of the 
Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. He was for twenty-one years sex- 
ton of the "Old Burying Ground," and interred 2,820 persons. He was 
married Oct. 16, 1783, to Abigail, daughter of Josiah Lyndon, of Newport. 
She was born Oct. 4, 1761, and died in N. B., May 26, 1842. He died in N. 
B., July 30, 1846. Issue: 

1299. *Josiah Lyndon, b. April 23, 1784, d. Oct. 17, 1864. 

1300. William, b. and d. July 16, 1785. 

1301. Nancy, b. Sept. 8, 1786, d. in infancy. 

1302. *George, b. Jan. 12, 1788, d. July 15, 1834. 

1303. Henrietta M., b. March 21, 1789, m. in 1819, Charles Allen, of N. B., and died April 

10, 1823. 

1304. *Samuel, b. Oct. 27, 1790, d. Sept. 15, 1875. 

1305. *William, b. Feb. 16, 1794, d. May 1, 1868. 

1306. Abigail, b. Dec. 1797, d. Oct., 1798. 

1307. Martha, b. Aug., 1799, d. Dec, 3, 1800. 

1308. Abigail, b. Oct. 14, 1801, m. Sept. 30, 1849, Eflery Macomber, of Westport, Mass., and d. 

Nov. 26, 1865. 

1309. *Isaac, b. Dec. 7, 1804, d. Nov. 16, 1857. 

481. 

Rev. JOHN, of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y., and of Clearfield, Pa., 
a Seventh Day Baptist clergyman, (son of Rev. William Bliss and Barbara 
Phillips, of Middletown, R. I.,) was born Jan. 7, 1760, and married Nov. 
4, 1784, to Reliance, daughter of John Babcock, of Dartmouth, Mass. She 
was born at New Bedford, Mass., May 17, 1762, and died Jan. 29, 1851. 
He was a soldier in the revolutionary war, in Col. Archibald Crary's R. I. 
regiment, — and was an ordained Elder in the Freewill Baptist Church. He 
died at Genesee Falls, N. Y., April 28, 1845. Issue : 

1310. *James, b. Aug. 28, 1785, d. Aug. 18, 1868. 

1311. Sarah, b. Jan. 29, 1787, m. Ebenezer Hewitt, Clearfield, Pa. 

1312. William, b. June 12, 1788, d. 1810, un. m. 

1313. *Jeremiah, b. Oct. 31, 1789, d. Nov. 10, 1855. 

1314. David, b. June 10, and d. June 18, 1791. 

1315. *John, b. July 21, 1792, d. Oct. 3, 1860. 

1316. *Thomas, b. Feb. 4, 1794. 

1317. Jonathan, b. April 76, and d. May 5, 1796. 

1318. Josiah, b. April 29, 1797, d. in the war of 1812-14, un. m. 



104 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1319. *Isaac, twin with Josiah, d. Jan. 18, 1864. 

1320. *George, b. Oct. 25, 1799, d. April 5, 1870. 

1321. Reliance, twin with George, m. John Bundy, Clearfield, Pa. 

1322. * Arnold, b. April 16, 1802. 

1323. Rebecca, h. Nov. 13-25, 1803, m. Dec. 18, 1822, Lemuel Lucore, of Clearfield, Pa., and 

resides (1877) at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa. 

1324. *Samuel Ward, b. Nov. 12, 1805. 

1325. Elizabeth, m. Stephen Lucore, of Penfield, Pa. 

483. 

Capt. THOMAS WARD, of Newport, R. I., mariner, (son of Rev. Wil- 
liam Bliss and Barbara Phillips, of Mkklletown, R. I.,) was born June 2, 
1761, and married Nov. 13, 1783, to Sarah Casey Thurston, who died May 
26, 1822, set. 67. He died Sept. 5, 1798. Issue : 

1326. Elizabeth Eters, b. at N., Oct. 2, 1784, m. Oct. 4, 1809, Elnathan Wells, (b. atHopkin- 

ton, R. I., Dec. 13, 1789,) music teacher, Brookfield, N. Y. She d. at Sangerfield, N. 
Y., in March 1873, and he resides (1877) with a daughter at S. Issue— b. at Bridge- 
water, N. Y. : 1. William B. Wells, b. Sept. 18, 1810, married Sept. 18, 1830, E. L. 
Palmer, resides at Milton, Wis., and is an organ maker. 2. Ann Maria Wells, born 
Aug. 14, 1812, m. March 12, 1835, Lee Bush, farmer, and d. at Albion, Wis., Oct. 26, 
1863. 3. Ebenezer Bliss Wells, b. June 1, 1815, dentist, died in Sangerfield, N. Y., 
June 3, 1858. 4. David Gordon Wells, b. Dec. 31, 1819, a draughtsman at Joliet.m. 
5. Sarah G. Wells, b. Aug. 21, 1822, m. a carpenter, and resides at Sangerfield. 

1327. Barbara Phillips, b. in N., March 14, 178*>, m. Nov. 19, 1807, Edward Murphy, cutler, 

who was born at N., where he resided, and died Nov. 19, 1817. She died at Caton, 
N. Y. Issue — b. at Newport : 1. Francis Murphy, b. Oct. 3, 1808, a physician, re- 
sided at Westerly, R. I., m. Feb. 27, 1831, Elizabeth A. Babcock, (who was born at 
Chester, Conn., Oct. 31, 1811,) and had issue — Ann Maria, born at N., Oct. 2, 1835, m. 
Sept. 26, 1851, Courtland West, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Julia A., born at N., May 18, 
1837, m. Jan. 17, 1858, Benjamin F. Bm-dick, sea captain, of Westerly, R. I. ; Harriet 
P., b. at W., March 19, 1839, m. Dec. 31, 1856, Thomas J. Noyes, sea captain, of Jer- 
sey City, N. J. ; William F., b. at W., Nov. 27, 1840, d. Jan. 2, 1843 ; William Price, 
b. at W., March 27, 1844, m. Sept. 20, 1S70, Sophia Savage, and resided at W., a ma- 
chinist; Mary E., b. at W., Feb. 21, 1846, m. May 22, 1868, Samuel Moyle, engineer, 
Bridgeport, Conn.; Peleg B., born at W., Jan. 16, 1849, m. Dec. 29, 1868, Minnie B. 
Grant, was a machinist, and died at Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 12, 1872 ; Oscar F., born 
at W., June 21, 1851, m. Feb. 20, 1873, Elizabeth A. Chapman, is a carpenter, and 
resides at W. 2. Frederick Murphy, b. June 8, 18..., m. Elizabeth Stevens, was a 
physician, resided at Newport, and d. in California, Oct. 26, 1849, leaving three chil- 
dren, b. at N., — Walter Storrs Murphy, Nathan Low, and Susan, who m. William 
Wescott, of N. 3. Juliana Murphy, b. June 19, 1810, m. Oct. 30, 1834, Christopher 
D. Lewis, (born at North Stonington, Conn., June 30, 1804,) a farmer, residing at 
Caton, N. Y., and had issue— Julius M. Lewis, b. at N. Aug. 30, 1835, m. March 17, 
1858, Mary Cooper, and is a farmer at Randalia, Iowa; Christopher E. Lewis, b. at 
N., Feb. 28, 1838, m. Jan. 16, 1862, Jane O. Thurber, and is a farmer at Caton, N.Y.; 
Julia E. Lewis, b. at W., July 23, 1841, m. April 17, 1862, Maynard W. Wolcott, of 
Caton ; Harriet L. Lewis, born at Caton, Sept. 10, 1844, m. Jan. 5, 1S75, George Chu- 
mard, of Caton. 4. Julius Murphy, born Sept. 23, 1814, resided in Westerly, R. I., 
and d. in Hopkinton, R. I., Nov. 12, 1829. 

1328. *Benjamin Thurston, b. March 20, 1788. 

1329. Sarah Thurston, b. Sept. 11, 1789, m. Nov. 19, 1807, Paul Stillman, goldsmith, of Wes- 

terly. He was b. at W., Sept. 19, 1782, and d. there, Jan. 19, 1810. She d. at War- 
wick, R. I., Sept. 28, 1855. Issue— one son, Edwin, (Eld.) born at W., Oct. 21, 1808, 
a clergyman, residing (1878) at Winnebago City, Minn., in. April 5, 1829, Maria E. 
Spencer, who d. at Warwick, R. I., Aug. 26, 1859. Issue : 1. Gideon S. Stillman, 
b. at Little Genesee, N. Y., June 19, 1830, and d. there, July 11, 1833. 2. Abby 
Elizabeth, b. at L. G., April 7, 1831, m. Henry R. Smith, miller, of Caneadea, N. Y. 

3. Sarah Bliss, b. at L. G., Sept. 10, 1832, d. at Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1835. 

4. Maria Frances, born at Schenectady, Jan. 29, 1835, m. Sept. 6, 1852, Nathaniel 



SEVENTH GENERATION". 105 

Stone, merchant, of Taunton, Mass. 5. Gideon Spencer, b. at Little Genesee, N. Y., 
Jan. 23, 1839, m. Nov. 28, 1858, Sarah R. Brayton, and resides at Warwick, R. I. 6. 
William Bliss Maxon, b. at L. G., Oct. 12, 1840, m. Abby J. Williams, and resides at 
Providence, R. I., — shoe dealer. 7. Melissa Whitman, b. at North Kingston, R. I., 
March 26, 1S43, m. Jan. 1, 1860, Stephen B. Potter. 8. Sarah Bliss, b. at Dighton, 
Mass., Oct. 1, 1847. The father was aft. m. Aug. 24, 1860, to Sarah L. Cole, and had 
issue: 9. Edwin, jr., born at Saratoga, Minn., June 28, 1861, and d. there, May 11, 
1862. 10. Edwin Paul, born at Saratoga, April 15, 1863, died there, Sept. 17, 1864. 
11. Ernest Harvey, b. at Verona, Minn., Nov. 27, 1865, d. atDelavan, Minn., Oct. 2, 
1867. 12. Benjamin Paul, b. at Delavan, July 9, 1868. 

1330. James, b. in August, and d. Sept. 8, 1791. 

1331. Amy, twin with James, d. Aug. 22, 1791. 

1332. Thomas Ward, jr., b. Nov. 13, 1792, d. at Westerly, Sept 15, 1818. The Newport records 

certify that he " was born with a deficiency in the lower part of his right ear, occa- 
sioned, as was supposed, by a disagreeable circumstance taking place in the hearing 
of his mother, sometime previous to his birth." 

1333. *Ebenezer David, b. Dec. 29, 1796. 

486. 

Capt. JEREMIAH, of Newport and Providence, R. I., mariner, (son of 
Rev. William Bliss and Barbara Phillips, of Middletown, R. I.,) was born 
inM., March 4, 1770, and married July 12, 1792, to Susannah, daughter 
of Capt. John Cahoone, of N. She was born in 1773, and died April 21-2, 
1800. Issue, b. at N. : 

1334. Abigail, b. Dec. 29, 1792, m. Samuel Greenman, and d. in 1842. 

1335. Mart, b. June 2, 1795, m. in 1816, Samuel Slocum. 

1336. Susannah, b. June 9, 1797, m. Thomas Coon, and resides (1877) at DeRuyter, N. Y. A 

dau. m. a Mr. Wall, and has a son Geo. B., now living at DeRuyter. 

1337. John, b. Aprii 8, and d. April 10, 1800. 

The father was afterwards married March 17, 1805, to Mrs. Mary, widow 
of Bradford Cook, of Tiverton, R. I., daughter of Joseph Little, of Little 
Compton, R. I. She was born in 1779, and d. May 15, 1858. He d. April 
11, 1856. Issue : 

1338. Almira, b. at N., Dec. 19, 1805, m. 1828, George W., (son of Samuel) Mason, of Provi- 

dence, and d. Nov. 3, 1S74. 

1339. Harriet, b. at N., June 28, 1807, m. July 3, 1837, Thomas Fowler, of Jamestown, R. I., 

and died Jan. 3, 1875. He was born Sept. 30, 1804, and d. March 6, 1846. Issue : 1. 
Mary Jane Fowler, b. June 18, 1838, and d. Jan. 9, 1847. 3. Harriet B. Fowler, b. 
Sept. 9, 1839. 3. S. Ada Fowler, b. June 19, 1844. 

1340. Harrington, b. at M., March 28, 1809, d. April 14, 1812. 

1341. *William Bradford, b. at M., Sept. 25, 1811. 

1342. Louisa, b. at N., Feb. 6, 1814, m. 1837, William A. (son of Daniel M.) Coggeshall, of N. t 

and resided in Summit, N. J., where she d. Feb. 26, 1879. 

1343. *Jeremiah Collins, b. at N., Sept. 29, 1816, d. May 25, 1879. 

1344. *Joseph Borden, b. April 11, 1819. 

1345. Samuel Bradford Collins, b. at N., June 5, 1823, d. Dec. 15, 1828. 

487. 

Capt. JONATHAN", of Warren, R. I., mariner, (son of William Bliss and 
Harty Brown, of W.,) was born probably in 1751, and was married in W., 
by Rev. Charles Thompson, in April, 1777, to Mary Bowen, of Swansey, 
Mass., who died at S., in 1818. He was a revolutionary pensioner, and 
died at Newport, R. I., of small pox, Dec. 9, 1826. Issue, born in W. : 
14 



106 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1346. Hartt, born Nov. 12, 1777, m. Martin Childs, ropemaker, of W. She d. ab. 1856. Issue : 
Julia, d. ; Nathan, d. ; James, 1.; Louisa, 1., m. Benoni Sprague, of Spragueville, B. 
L; Sylvester, died; Celia, 1. at S.; Mary, m. a Luther, of Rehoboth, and 1. at S.; 
Charles, d. 

1317. Mart, (Polly) b. March 22, 1780, m. Nathan Reed, sailmaker, of Providence, R. I., and d. 
about 1822. Issue : Charlotte and Charles, twins, both d. ; Moses, d. ; James, d. ; 
Sarah, 1.; Mary Bliss, 1., m. May 5, 1835, Samuel T. Burgess, of Pawtucket, R. I., 
and her eldest dau., Sarah E., b. Oct. 5, 1837, m. John Cullen, grocer, of 48 Ship St., 
Providence, R. I. ; Rebecca, 1. ; Harriet and Eliza, twins, d. ; and one son d. in in- 
fancy. Mr. Reed aft. m., went west, and became an exhorter. 

1348. Barbara, b. June 15, 1782-3, m. James Ballou, Cumberland, R. I., and d. ab. 1843. 

1349. *James Miller, b. Oct. 20, 1785, d. Dec, 1822. 

1350. Betsey, b. Sept. 11, 1788, m. Jonathan Chapman, of Hartford, Conn., resided in Phila- 

delphia, Pa., and d. within four weeks of his death, ab. 1870-1, — no ch. 

1351. * Jonathan, b. Sept. 15, 1791, killed by a whale. 

1352. Rebecca Miller, b. Sept. 22, 1795, m. James Porter, of Mass., and now (1879) resides at 

the " House of the Intercessor," Providence, R. I., — no ch. 

1353. Henry, d. young. 

1354. Roby Bowen, b. July 9, 1798, m. George Savage, Philadelphia, Pa., where he d. She aft. 

ret. to Warren, where she d. ab. 1872-3, — no ch. 

488. 

WILLIAM, of Warren, R. I., baker, son of (William Bliss and Harty 
Brown, of W.,) was married to Elizabeth Handy. Issue : 

1355. Nancy, b. May 1, 1794, m. and 1. at Olneyville, R. I. 

1356. William, d. young. 

1357. Hiram, b. in 1S01-2, prob. n. m. 

1358. Emeline, d. young. 

1359. Ann. 

1360. Matilda, b. 1809, m. 1830-4. Arnold Bowen, fanner, and resided near Warren, and died 

Sept. 7, 1842. 

1361. Eliza, prob. n. m., 1. 
(And perhaps other children.} 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 



500. 

JOHN, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss, of R.,) was born in 
1711, and married Thanksgiving Day, 1735, to Rebecca , a very capa- 
ble and energetic woman, who brought up her family with great credit to 
herself, managing the property left by her husband with great prudence 
and thrift. He died in June, 1752. Issue : 

1362. *Nathan, b. Dec. 19, 1736, d. Dec. 3, 1820. 

1363. Elizabeth, b. April 5, 1738. 

1364. Anne, b. April 1, 1740. 

1365. *William, b. June 6, 1742, d. in 1822. 

1366. Rebecca, b. Dec. 20, 1744. 

1367. *John, b. Aug. 21, 1747, d. March 12, 1825. 

1368. Abigail, b. April 28, 1750. 

1369. Keziah, b. Nov. 26, 1752,— after her father's death,— d. in 1793-4,— a cripple. 

504. 

Capt. SAMUEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Samuel and Sarah Bliss, 
of R.,) was bom about 1730, — and commanded a company of eight clay 
"minute men," April 19-27, 1775, and afterwards (1775) commanded a 
company of eight months men in Col. Timothy Walker's regiment, in the 
revolutionary army. On its roll were the names of Charles, Nathaniel, 
David, Elisha, Allen, and Samuel Bliss, jr. He was in Capt. Slade's com- 
pany for three years, and was Gen. Washington's steward at Morristown, 
in the winter of 1777. Pie was a man of considerable influence, and was 
much respected for his patriotism and other excellent traits. He was mar- 
ried Jan. 12, 1755, to Hannah Carpenter, of R., who d. Feb. 20, 1757. Issue : 

1370. Hannah, b. Oct. 2, 1755, sup. m. Oct. 25, 1774, Oliver Peck, farmer, of R., and d. March 

14, 1837. He was a son of Henry Peck and Rachel Whittaker, of R., was b. Feb. 26, 
1751-2, O. S., and d. Jan. 26, 1839. 

Issue, by his second wife, Keziah : 

1371. Molly, b. Jan. 29, 1758, m. Aug. 2, 1778, John Lindsey, of R. 

1372. Susie, b. Dec. 29, 1759, m. Sept. 26, 1784, Lewis Ormsbee, of R. t 

1373. *Samuel, b. Sept. (Nov. ?) 4, 1761, d. March 15, 1837. 

1374. Esther, b. March 4, 1764. 

1375. Lepha, b. July 11, 1766, m. Nov. 14, 1793, Aaron Pierce, of R. 

The father was afterwards married, Jan. 3, 1793, to Lydia Perry. Issue : 

1376. Ltdia, b. Feb. 17, 1794. 



108 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

508. 

ABRAHAM, of Schodack, N. Y., (son of Abraham Bliss and Sarah Orms- 
bee, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., April 10, 1735, and was an of- 
ficer (lieutenant) in the revolutionary army. He was married to Miss Polly 
Scudder, and had issue : 

1377. *Abraham, b. in August, 1764, d. about 1828. 

1378. *John, b. in 1767, d. Oct. 12, 1833. 

1379. *Samuel, b. Aug. 19, 1771, d. Dec. 14, 1846-51. 

13S0. Polly, b. July 4, 1776, m. Levi Martin, moved west, and d. at Mackford, "Wis., March 26, 
1860. She has sons Calvin, at Alleghany, N. Y., and Lansing, at Ripon City, Wis. 

The father was afterwards married to Rebecca Barnum. She was born 
in 1749, and died in 1811. He died in S., Oct. 6, 1816. Issue: 

1381. Rebecca, in. Edward Hogle. 

1382. Nathaniel. 

509. 

ISAAC, of Wrentham, Mass., (son of Abraham Bliss and Sarah Orms- 
bee, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., May 20, 1737, O. S., (May 31, 
N. S.,) was a soldier in the revolutionary army, and lived for a time in At- 
tleboro, Mass. He was married April 1, 1762, to Mary Allen, of R. Issue : 

1383. Patty, b. about 1762, d. set. 5 yrs. 

1384. Cloami, b. June 16, 1764, d. in March, 1807. 

1385. Allen, b. May 30, 1769, d. in 1811. 

1386. Patty, b. July 9, 1771, d. Sept. 23, 1808. 

1387. Sylvia, b. June 1, 1775, d. in 1785. 

1388. Martha, ( ?) b. May 31, 1781, d. June 25, 1841, un. m. 

1389. Betsey, ( ?) d. Dec. 20, 1863. 

The father was afterwards married to Hannah, daughter of Solomon 
Briggs, of Mansfield, Mass. She was born in Norton, Mass., July 28, 1764, 
and died at W., Feb. 24, 1848. He died in W., May 12, 1822. Issue : 

1390. *Isaac, b. in W. Dec. 28, 1791, d. at Lynn, Feb. 1, 1867. 

1391. Louisa Celia, born Nov. 15, 1793, m. July 7, 1854, as second wife of Stephen Torrey, 

farmer, of W., and died in W., Nov. 15, 1876. He was a son of Levi and Elizabeth 
Torrey, of Taunton, Mass., and wash, in 1789. 

1392. *James Hablow, b. Oct. 1, 1798, d. Oct. 1, 1846. 

510. 

JACOB, of Otsego, N.Y., farmer, (son of Abraham Bliss and Sarah Orms- 
bee, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born Oct. 16, 1739, and married to Mary 
Sherlock. She died March 28, 1813. He died April 13, 1813. Issue, born 
at Richmond, Mass. : 

1393. *Chables, b. May 4, 1767, d. Dec. 25, 1851. 

1394. Rebeccah, b. Sept. 12, 1769, m. John Dunbar, farmer, of O., where she died. 

1395. Mary, b. Jan. 28, 1773, lived and died at O. • 

1396. Sarah, b. Oct. 27, 1774, m. Spencer Weaver, farmer, of Otsego, and d. at Otisco, N. T. 

1397. Diantha, b. Dec. 7, 1779, m. Daniel Wheeler, farmer, of Otsego. 

1398. *Jacob, b. April 29, 1785, d. in 1854. 

513. 

ELEAZER, of Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., miller, (son of Abraham 
Bliss and Sarah Ormsbee, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was b. in R., May 7, 1745, 
O. S., removed from R. to Berkshire, Mass., in 1785, where he was for 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 109 

many years an extensive miller, — afterwards removing to Rensselaerville, 
N. Y., where he resided until 1803, when he removed to Hartwick, then a 
new country very sparsely settled, the paths from one settlement to another 
beinof marked with blazed trees. Plere he remained until his death. He 
was married Feb. 16, 1769, to Betsey Ingalls, of Rehoboth. She was born 
in 1750, and died May 25, 1808. Issue : 

1399. Betsey, b. in R., m. Sanford Tracy, of Claverack, N. Y., and d. at an advanced age. 

1400. *Eleazer, b. in R., June 6, 1774, d. Jan. 6, 1850. 

1401. Judith, b. in R., ra. a Mr. Miller, and aft. a Mr. Bowles, had several children, and died 

in Wisconsin, at an advanced age. 

1402. *Jesse, b. in Berkshire, Dec. 15, 1787, d. Jan. 22, 1860. 

The father was afterwards married to Mrs. Sally Tuttle, (a widow lady, 
having one daughter, Fanny,) with whom he lived happily. She was born 
in 1760, and d. in March, 1833. He died in SejJt., 1833. 

514. 

LEVI, of Rehoboth and Cheshire, Mass., and of Salisbury, Herkimer 
Co., N. Y., (son of Abraham Bliss and Sarah Ormsbee, oi R.,) was born 
in 1747, and married Feb. 16, 1769, to Elizabeth Bullock, of R., who died 
in 1790. He died in 1819. It is said he was in Capt. Peck's company, in 
Col. Lippitt's R. I. regiment, in 1776. Issue : 

1403. *Elkanah, b. March 11, 1770, d. Sept. 28, 1845. 

1404. *Ebenezer, b. Dec. 4, 1772, d. May 21, 1853. 

1405. Lydia, d. young. 

1406. Thomas, d. young. 

1407. Levi, jr., b. Jan. 14, 1778, m. Marall Morsher, lived at St. Johnsville, N. T., and d. Sept., 

1852. No issue. 

1408. *Samuel, b. Juue 16, 1780, d. Dec. 23, 1814. 

1409. *Jacob, b. Jan. 11, 1783, d. Feb. 26, 1877. 

518. 

NATHANIEL, jr.. of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Capt. Nathaniel Bliss 
and Mehitable Whitaker, of R.,) was born in R., Dec. 2, 1727, and mar- 
ried to Mary , who died Dec. 7, 1761. Issue : 

1410. *Nathaniel, b. Jan. 9, 1752, O. S., d. June 22, 1818. 

1411. Simeon, b. Sept. 13, 1753, d. un. m. 

1412. Darius, b. Aug. 16, 1756, d. un. m. 

1413. Samuel, b. May 10, 1758, m. July 17, 1789, a Mrs. Rebecca(?) Carpenter, of R., and died 

without issue. 

1414. *Oliver, b. ab. 1760. 

The father was afterwards married Dec. 26, 1765, to Miriam Bullock, oi 
R., and had issue : 

1415. *Timotht, b. Sept. 29, 1767. 

1416. Molly, b. April 16, 1775, m. Aug. 14, 1814, Isaac Jones, of R., and d. Jan. 30, 1857. 

530. 

TIMOTHY, of Royalston, Mass., and Royalton, Vt., (son of Capt. Na- 
thaniel Bliss and Mehitable Whitaker, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in 
R., Jan. 4, 1733, — was one of the first settlers of Royalston, Mass., and 
afterwards removed to Vermont, about 1768. He was married Aug. 23, 
1752, to Anne Hale Kingsley, of Rehoboth, who died Jan. 8, 1829, xt. 93 
years. He died Jan. 4, 1822. Issue: 



110 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1417. *Aaron, b. Sept. 20, 1753, d. Sept. 13, 1849. 

1418. *Timothy, b. Jan. 10, 1756, d. Feb. 9, 1815. 

1419. Rachel, b. Jan. 2, 1758, m. Adonijah King, Brattleboro, Vt.,— no issue. 

1420. *Israel, b. Feb. 14, 1760. 

1421. Anna, b. June 22, 1762, d. April 25, 1779. 

1422. Candace, b. Sept. 24, 1764, m. John Burnap, Windham, Vt., and had ten children, two 

of whom became Congregational clergymen. 

1423. Mehitable, b. Dec. 23, 1766, m. Ezra Goff, of Blissfield, Mich. 

1424. LtJCX, b. March 5, 1770, m. Benjamin Murdock, of Townsend, Vt., and d. in Winchester, 

N. H.,— five ch. 

1425. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1772, m. Asa Burnap, Brattleboro, Vt., where she d. March 21, 

1S07, — seven ch., one being a Presbyterian clergyman. 

1426. Stlvanus, b. Jan. 26, and d. May 29, 1775. 

1427. Doritha, b. March 13, 1777, d. March 11, 1794. 

1428. Sally, b. Aug. 1, 1780, m. Silas Herrick, Athol, Mass., and d. Jan. 10, 1812,-2 ch. 

539. 

AMOS, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Sarah Thresher, 
of R.,) was born Jan. 19, 1750, and married Oct. 14, 1779, to Phebe Munro, 
of R. He was an eight day minute man in Capt. Samuel Bliss 1 company, 
April 19-27, 1775. Issue: 

1429. Constant Amos, b. Dec. 20, 1780. 

1430. A child b. and d. June 22, 1784. 

1431. Polly, b. July 13, 1785. 

1432. Sarah, b. April 5, 1787. 

531. 

JONATHAN, jr., of Rehoboth, Mass., (sup. son of Jonathan Bliss and 
Sarah Thresher, of R., was b. in R., in 175..., and married Nov. 5, 1789, 
to Sarah Martin, of R., who died in R., Oct. 29, 1790. Issue : 

1433. Lois, d. in R., Oct. 6, 1790. 

535. 

ELISHA, jr., of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Elisha Bliss and Mar- 
garet Newman, of R.,) was born July 17, 1732, — and served his country 
faithfully in the army for three years, during the revolutionary war, in Capt. 
Martin's company. He was married in 1753, to Ruth Thomas, who died 
March 3-4, 1807, set. 74. He died in the army, of small pox, Dec. (Nov.?) 
13, 1777-8. Issue : 

1434. Anna, b. March 13, 1754, m. Richard Fairbrother, of R. 

1435. *David, b. April 10, 1756, d. ab. 1809. 

1436. Rhoda, b. Feb. 10, 1758, rem. to Savoy with her brother David, and d. there, un. m. 

1437. *Asa, b. Nov. 5, 1760, d. Sept. 23, 1851. . 

1438. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1762, d. un. m. 

1439. Ruth, b. July 30, 1764, d. un. m. 

1440. *Newman, b. Dec. 25, 1766, d. Dec. 22, 1818. 

1441. Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1770, m. July 29, 1792, James Rounds, of R. 

1442. Amos, b. June 12, 1773, d. June 23, 1777. 

542. 

EPHRAIM, jr., of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Lieut. Ephraim Bliss 
and Rachel Carpenter, of R.,) was born June 3, 1726, and married Jan. 17, 
1751, to Mary Moulton, of R. She was born in 1731, and died Nov. 14, 
1759. He was one of the "eight day minute men" in the company of Capt. 
Samuel Bliss, April 19-27, 1775, and afterwards enlisted in an eight months 
company, under the same captain. Issue : 



EIGHTH GENERATION. Ill 

1443. Ltdia, born March 24, 1752, m. May 24, 1780, Isaiah Allen, of R., and left a son named 

Isaiah. 

1444. *Ephraim, b. Dec. 26, 1753, d. May 8, 1822. 

The father was afterwards married Sept. 19, 1760, to Sarah Read, of Re- 
hoboth, and had issue : 

1445. *Benjamin, b. Aug. 7, 1761, d. April 11, 1823. 

1446. Mart, b. Nov. 20, 1763, m. Daniel Smith, farmer, Cheshire, Mass. Issue : Joseph, Daniel, 

Polly, and Laura. 

1447. Sarah, b. April 18, 1766, d. un. m. 

1448. *Obadiah, b. July 27, 1768. 

1449. *Charles, b. May 27, 1771., 

1450. Ruth, b. Nov. 24, 1773, m. Nov. 10, 1796, Wilkes Walker, Savoy, Mass., son of Abraham 

Walker and Jemima Bishop, of R., (who was b. June 21, 1771, and d. Nov. 22, 1835,) 
and had six ch., one of whom m. a Mr. Curtis, who is referred to as "one of the 
sweet singers of Israel," from his remarkable talent in singing. They resided at 
Springwater, N. Y. 

545. 

ABIAH, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Lieut. Ephraim Bliss and Rachel 
Carpenter, of R.,) was born Jan. 26, 1730, and m. Dec. 21, 1752, to Judith 
Moulton, of Rehoboth, who was born in 1733, and d. Oct. 19, 1755. He was 
aft. m. April 22, 1756, to Mary Smith, of R., who d. Feb. 25, 1771, in her 
forty-second year. Issue : 

1451. Abiah, b. June 23, 1758, d. Aug. 25, 1760. 

1452. Benjamin, b. and d. Feb. 3, 1760. 

1453. Judith, b. March 14, 1761, m. Daniel Martin, of R. and had two sons — Dandel and David. 

1454. *Abel, b. April 27, 1763, d. Nov. 3, 1852. 

1455. Huldah, b. June 18, 1765, m. Joseph Pierce, of R., and d. Sept. 1, 1S56. No issue. 

1456. *Abiah, b. May 20, 1768, d. Aug 12, 1858. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 28, 1771, to Elizabeth Lane, 
of R., who died May 11, 1815, (?) in her sixty-eighth year. He died Jan. 

25, 1825. 

550. 

Capt. JONATHAN, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Lieut. Ephraim Bliss 
and Rachel Carpenter, of R.,) was born Jan. 26, 1739, and married Dec. 
27, 1759, to Lydia Wheeler. She was born Oct. 17, 1737, and died April 
11, 1803. He died Jan. 24, 1800. Issue : 

1457. Keziah, b. Oct. 10, and d. Nov. 26, 1760. 

1458. *James, b. Jan. 18, 1762, d. March 5, 1842. 

1459. Jonathan, b. Dec. 6, 1763, d. (Feb. 3, 1764?) 

1460. Chloe, b. March 4, 1765, m. Thos. Carpenter, and had ten ch., among whom was Mr. Ze- 

nas B. Carpenter, of Attleboro, Mass., b. Dec. 18, 1802. 

1461. *Jonathan, b. April 3, 1767, d. March 19, 1799. 

1462. Lucy, b. June 23, 1769, m. March 26, 1789, James Carpenter, of R., and d. Sept. 21, 1817. 

Seven ch. 

1463. *Asahel, b. Sept. 6, 1771, d. May 22, 1855. 

1464. *Shubael, b. Oct. 30, 1773, d. June 6, 1840. 

1465. Lydia, b. Dec. 29, 1776, m. March 30, 1803, Sylvanus Newman, of R., and d. Jan. 25, 1822, 

Several ch., among whom was the late Rev. Zenas Newman. 

1466. *Zenas, b. Nov. 12, 1779, d. Aug. 8, 1806. 

1467. Nancy, b. May 15, 1784, m. April 1, 1804, James Bliss, (son of Dr. James Bliss and Han- 

nah Guild, of R.,) and d. Sept. 14, 1822. 



112 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

551. 

Capt. ABAD1AL, of Rehoboth, Mass., and of Calais, Vt., farmer, (son 
of Lieut. Ephraim Bliss and Rachel Carpenter, of R.,) was born Dec. 15, 
1710, and married Nov. 6, 1759, to Lydia Smith, of R. She was born in R., 
in 1740, and died in C, March 27, 1820. [She was a sister of the wife of 
his brother Abiah.] He had a large family, and removed to Vermont about 
1798, with all except his oldest son, and died in C, June 10, 1805. He rep- 
resented Calais in the Vermont Legislature, in 1800 and 1801. Issue : 

14G8. *Abadial, jr., b. July 8, 1761, d. Aug. 29, 18—. 

1469. Lydia, twin with Abadial, d. 1782. . 

1470. Olive, b. May 29, 17C3, m. Nov. 9, 1786, Abel Carpenter, of R., and d. Feb. 25, 1789. 

1471. Lucy, b. July 6, 1765. 

1472. *David, b. Oct. 19, 1767, d. March 22, 1853. 

1473. *Joshua, b. June 13, 1770, d. March 12, 1856. 

1474. *Alpheus, b. June 29, 1772, d. Sept. 27, 1838. 

1475. Hannah, b. June 19, 1774, m. Feb. 1, 1795, Daniel Carpenter of Attleboro, Mass., and re- 

moved to Genesee, N. Y. 

1476. Rachel, b. July 24, 1776, m. Remember Kent. 

1477. *Caleb, b. Oct. 26, 1778, d. July 30, 1857. 

1478. Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1781, m. Lemuel Perry, of Calais, Vt. 

553. 

DANIEL, jr., of Rehoboth, and of Leyden, Mass., (son of Daniel Bliss 
and Dorothy Fuller, of R.,) was born Nov. 16, 1726, and married at War- 
ren, R.'L, (by James Smith, J. P.,) Nov 16, 1752, to Sarah Allen, of W. 
She was born June 2, 1734. He died June 30, 1815. [Four young children 
in this family — Daniel, Hezekiah, Sally, and Comfort, — all died in one 
month, — dates not given.] Issue : 

1479. Daniel, b. May 9, 1753, d. young. 

1480. Hezekiah, b. Dec. 30, 1754, d. young 

1481. *James, b. April 19, 1757, d. Sept. 29, 1834. 

1482. *Allen, b. June 17, 1759, d. Nov., 1800. 

1483. Sally', d. young. 

1484. *Peter, b. Aug. 2, 1765, d. Feb. 17, 1753. >^ 

1485. *Ebenezeb, b. April 29, 1767, d. Sept. 11, 1839. 

1486. Betsey, b. Jan. 17, 1769, d. Dec. 14, 1838. She was m. Dec. 10, 1786, to Dea. Ezra Perry, 

of R. In accordance with a custom of the times, the assembled guests were pro- 
ceeding to escort the new married couple to the bridal chamber, when the groom 
slipped out at the door and climbed a tree near the chamber window, whence he af- 
terwards entered the apartment. He d. June 1, 1850, set. 83 years. 

1487. *Squike, b. April 25, 1771, d. 1798-9. 

1488. Comfort, d. young. 

1489. Daniel, b. Aug. 5, 1780,— resided at Truxton, N. Y., where he d. June 22, 1846, s. p. 

" May 9, 1773, Daniel Bliss, jr., and several others, were appointed a 
committee to build a new meeting house," in Rehoboth. 

555. 

Dea. JACOB, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Daniel Bliss and 
Dorothy Fuller, of R.,) was born Feb. 16, 1732, and married in March, 
1758, to Judith Smith. She was born April 19, 1732, and died Oct. 1, 1815. 
He died March 3, 1807. Issue : 



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1490. Chloe, b. Dec. 12, 1758, m. Dea. Charles Peck, of Seekonk, Mass., (son of Charles Peck 

and Rachel Sweeting of R.) 

1491. Judith, h. Aug. 9, 1761, d. Oct. 5, 1805, un. m. 

1492. Bethiah, h. June 3, 1763, m. Dec. 23, 1784, Samuel French, jr., and d. in 1802. 

1493. *Jacob, jr., h. Feb. 25, 1767, d. Sept. 22, 1825. 

1494. Rachel, b. Dec. 2, 1768, m. Dec. 20, 1804, John (bro. of Dea. Chas.) Peck, and d. March 

18, 1854. He d. Dec. 28, 1828, set. 68. 

1495. Lucy, b. May 16, 1771, m. March, 1818, as second wife of Ellis Peck, of Barrington, R. I., 

and d. Dec. 9, 1853. He was a son of Solomon Peck and wid. Abigail Barney of B., 
and was b. Aug. 2, 1774. He d. July 27, 1854. 

1496. *Asaph, b. Dec. 5, 1772, d. Sept. 14, 1857. 

A Mr. "Jacob Bliss and Jacob, jr., took the oath of allegiance to the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts in March 1787, and delivered up their 
arms to the government, they having been engaged in the Shay insurrec- 
tion," so called. 

556. 

NOAH, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Daniel Bliss and Dorothy Fuller, 
of R.,) was born October 24, 1734, and married March 18, 1756, to Alithea 
Drown, of R. Issue : 

1497. *Joshua, b. Jan. 1, 1757, d. 1831. 

1498. Charles, born April 22, 1758, d. ab. 1776, in the revolutionary war. He was in Captain 

Samuel Bliss' company of eight months men, enlisted April or May, 1775. 

1499. *Noah, b. Nov. 13, 1759, d. Feb. 28, 1840. 

1500. Simeon, b. ab. 1760-1 and d. in 1775. 

1501. *Frederick, b. Feb. 23, 1764, d. Dec. 5, 1841. 

1502. Olive, b. ab. 1765, m. May 5, 1785, Asahel Crosman, of Taunton, Mass. 

1503. *Caleb, d. ab. 1790. 

1504. * Aaron, b. 1768, d. Aug. 24, 1851. 

1505. Jemima, d. 1775. 

1506. *Ezra, b. 1774, d. 1844. 

1507. Patience, b. Feb. 29, 1776, m. Jan. 18, 1802, Caleb B. Mitchell, of Calais, Vt, where she 

d. in June, 1839. Issue: 1. George, b. Oct., 1803, m. Almira Whittlesey, and died 
in July, 1833. 2. Achsah, b. at C, Dec. 1, 1806, m. Jan. 1, 1829, Dorman Bridgman, 
farmer and merchant, of Hardwick, Vt.,— 1. in 1878. 3. Nathan, b. at C, Nov. 26, 
18—, physician, 1. at Colon, Mich., m. ab. 1840. 4. Sarah, b. Feb. 1809, m. James 
L. Grey, of C, and d. at Rockton, 111., Dec, 1863. 5. Dan M., b. 1812, went west, 
m. in 111., and d. in 1860. 

559. 

JOSEPH, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Daniel Bliss and Dorothy 
Fuller, of R., was born May 3, 1742, and the Rehoboth records state that 
"Anne [Lincoln], wife of Joseph Bliss, died May 24, 1770,"— probably his 
first wife — their marriage being recorded as Nov. 25, 1765. Issue : 

1508. *Jesse, b. Jan. 1, 1767. 

1509. Mart Anne, b. Feb. 21, 1770. 

He was afterwards married, June 6, 1771, to Susannah Sweeting, of Re- 
hoboth, who died Aug. 18, 1803. The records in R. show the marriage of 
Joseph Bliss and Amy Bowen, of R., March 28, 1804,— probably a third 
marriage of the above Joseph Bliss. 

564. 

SAMUEL, of Preston, Conn., and Washington, Vt., (son of Samuel Bliss 
and Mary Bushnell, of Norwich and Preston,) was born July 8, 1743, and 
married Oct. 8, 1769, to Sarah Brown, of P., who died April 8, 1789. He 
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114 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

was enrolled and sworn as a freeman in Washington, [originally called 
Kingsland,] Sept. 2, 1794, and died May 27, .1823. Issue : 

1510. *Jacob, b. Sept. 25, 1771, d. Dec. 18, 1863. 

1511. Polly, b. at P., May 13, 1773, m. Nov. 2, 1796, Joseph Leonard, of Griswold, Conn., and 

d. May 23, 1856. He d. July 12, 1843. Issue : 1. Sally Leonard, b. at Preston, Nov. 
19, 1798, d. Feb. 22, 1800. 3. Joseph Leonard, b. at P., May 19, 1801, m. May 24, 
1826, Laura Johnson, of Griswold, Conn., where they resided. She d. July 13, 1874. 
Issue, b. at G. : Samuel Leonard, b. April 28, 1827, rn. July 11, 1855, Nancy Kinney, 
and resides at Waupaca, Wis., no issue. Sarah Leonard, b. Aug. 18, 1829, m. Sept. 
15, 1857, David A. Geer, farmer, Griswold, and had issue : Albert S. Geer, b. at G., 
Oct. 2, 1858; Edward A. Geer, b. at G., Jan. 5, 1861; Henry D. Geer, b. Feb. 6, 1863; 
Joseph T. Geer, b. Oct. 5, 1865. George Edwin Leonard, b. at G., June 17, 1831, re- 
sides at Waupaca, Wis., un. m. in 1877. Maria Johnson Leonard, b. at G., Jan. 31, 
1834, m. April 30, 1S62, Hezekiah French, jr., of Plainfleld, Conn., where he d. Aug. 
25, 1869 ; she now resides at Pachaug, Conn. ; — issue : Charles L. French, b. Dec. 28, 
1865; Laura J. French, b. Sept. 18, 1867; Willie H. French, b. April 18, 1869, d. Oct. 
18, 1870. William J. Leonard, b. at G., March 1, 1836, d. Sept. 9, 1839. Joseph Ed- 
ward Leonard, born at Griswold, Sept. 6, 1839, marrried March 5, 1S62, Martha 
E. Northrop, of Griswold, where they now (1878) reside; issue: — Frederick 8. 
Leonard, born January 21, 1863; Bessie N. Leonard, born February 12th, 1870. 
Laura Ann Leonard, b. Nov. 13, 1841, d. Oct. 23, 1863. Howard Leonard, b. June 4, 
1842, farmer, un. m. 3. Charles Edwin Leonard, b. at P., Sept. 29, 1805, m. May 21, 
1834, Maria A. Lester, of G., where they reside; issue: — Lucy Maria Leonard, born 
Feb. 2, 1838, m. John A. Prentice, of G., who d. Jan. 30, 1871, est. 34 years, and she 
now resides at Plainfleld, Ct., — one son, Charles N. Prentice, b. Aug. 4, 1867. Mary 
Theresa Leonard, b. at G., Dec. 23, 1840, m. Dec. 19, 1868, A. P. Read, of New Hamp- 
shire, who has since d. leaving no issue. 4. Mary Lester Leonard, b. at P., Dec. 4, 
1808, m. Prentice Kinney, and resided in N. Y. State. 5. Harriet Abby Leonard, b. 
at P., Nov. 4, 1810, d. Feb. 7, 1817. 6. Charlotte Ann Leonard, b. Oct. 17, 1812, m. 
Buel Kinney and resided in N. Y. State. 

1512. Sally, b. Feb. 23, 1775, d. at Vershire, Vt., Feb. 9, 1790. 

1513. *Ezra, b. Jan. 4, 1777, d. April 9, 1851. 

1514. Rebeccah, b. April 12, 1779, m. Isaac Church, and lived and died in Ohio. A son, Wil- 

liam, resides in Middlebury, Ohio. 
1515 Abigail, b. June 23, 1781, m. a Mr. Dickinson. 

1516. Medediah, b. Aug. 29, 1783. 

1517. *Bishop T., b. Nov. 4, 1788. 

1518. Samuel, d. in infancy. 

566. 

JONATHAN, of Preston, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary Bush- 
nell, of P.,) was born June 17, 1748, married to Lydia Ensworth, and resid- 
ed near the present village of Jewett City, (formerly a part of Preston.) 
He died March 17, 1800, and she died April 18, 1817. Issue : 

1519. *Septimus, b. Sept. 2, 1772, d. in Canterbury, Conn. 

1520. Paris E., b. Sept. 18, 1778, d. May 5, 1783. 

1521. *William, b. March 3, 1788, d. April 11, 1843. 

568. 

SILAS, of Preston, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary Bushnell, of 
Preston,) was born Jan. 17, 1753, and married to Judith Freeman. He died 
about 1809-10. Issue : 

1522. Polly, b. Aug. 20, 1775. 

1523. Eunice, b. June 3, 1778, m. Benjamin Payne, of Bridgewater, Pa., and removed to In- 

diana, where both soon died, leaving a son Lucien, and a daughter Myra. 

1524. *Erastus, b. July 2. 1782. 

1525. *Curtis, b. March 7, 1789, d. Jan. 13, 1869. 

1526. *Calvin, b. May 27, 1799. 



EIGHTH GENERATION". 115 

571. 

THOMAS, of Norwich, Conn., boatman, (son of Elijah Bliss and Martha 
Markurn, of N.,) was born at N., May 2, 1740, and resided near the south- 
ern and lower end of the " old burying ground, 1 ' in Norwich City. He was 
married, and had issue : 

1527.' *John, b. ab. 1762, d. ab. 1820. 
152S. Elizabeth. 

1529. *I)aniel, b. in 1767, d. Feb. 1839. 

573. 

ELIJAH, of Norwich, Conn., farmer, (son of Elijah Bliss and Martha 
Markum, of N.,) was born at N., Jan. 23, 1744-5, married to Sarah Hatch, 
and had issue : 

1530. *NATHANrEL, b. Jan. 25, 1770, d. Marcb 12, 1842. 

1531. John, a sea captain. 

1532. Elizabeth, m. Jedediab Hewitt, a sailor, and d. near Terre Haute, Ind., in 1856-7. 

1533. Nancy, m. Thomas Joslin, farmer, of Wilkesbarre, Pa. 



578. 

ZEPHANLAH, of Norwich, Ct., (son of John Bliss and Sarah Hunting- 
ton, of N.,) was born July 8, 1753, and married Oct. 12, 1794, to Temper- 
ance, daughter of Ebenezer Lord. She was born Oct. 12, 1764, and died 
Sept. 7, 1830. He died Aug. 7, 1827. Issue : 

1534. *John, b. July 15, 1795, d. Oct. 15, 18.... 

1535. *Chakles, b. Jan. 7, 1797, d. June 21, 1868. 

1536. Sarah, b. May 4, 1798, d. Oct. 12, 1875, un. m. 

1537. Anne Lord, b. Sept. 30, 1801, d. Nov. 5, 1822, un. m. 

1538. George, b. Nov. 25, 1804, d. Sept. 12, 1857, un. m. George Bliss, with his maiden sis- 

ters, Sarah and Lydia, occupied the original homestead of the Bliss family in Nor- 
wich, — was never married — was greatly beloved and respected by all; filled various 
positions and offices of trust; and his good judgment and excellent advice were fre- 
quently brought into requisition by his fellow citizens, and gained him the confidence 
of all. He was for twelve years Sheriff of New London County, the incumbent du- 
ties being discharged faithfully and fearlessly by him, with that innate sense of honor 
and manliness that characterized his every act. He was an exemplary member of 
society, a good citizen, an esteemed neighbor, a warm and valued friend, a man 
whose example all might profitably follow, — and his death was universally regretted. 
The Superior Court, being then in session in Norwich, upon hearing of his death, 
immediately adjourned; and at the next opening of the Court unanimously adopted 
a series of resolutions expressing the great respect with which his memory was 
cherished, and a high appreciation of his many manly qualities, the able manner in 
which he discharged his official duties, and the great loss which the Bar and people 
of that county had sustained by his death. These were entered on the records of the 
Court, a copy was forwarded to the relatives of the deceased, and they were pub- 
lished in the leading newspapers of the State. His funeral was numerously attended, 
not only by citizens of Norwich, but by personal friends and acquaintances from 
other towns. He was a decided whig, but was popular with men of all parties, and 
respectful and commendatory notices of him appeared in various prints. The "Nor- 
wich Courier" said of him : " We can say with the greatest truth, that it would have 
been difficult to name a man among us whose death would have been more generally, 
justly, and sincerely mourned by all classes of citizens, than will be his whose de- 
mise it has been our painful duty to announce." 

1539. Ltdia Lord, b. Jan. 12, 1807. 



116 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

580. 

WILLIAM, of Norwich, Conn., (son of John Bliss and Sarah Hunting- 
ton, of N.,) was born Dec. 2, 1766, and married Nov. 2, 1813, to Lydia, 
daughter of James Walls, of N., and had issue : 

1540. Mary, b. May 14, 1815, (m. Ira Bentley?) and d. young. 

1541. William Henry, b. June 17, 1819, d. un. m. 

583. 

GILLAM, of Kent, Conn., (son of John Bliss, jr., and Jerusha Brown, 
of Hebron, Conn.,) was born atH., Aug. 26, 1740, and married by Rev. 
Joel Bardwell, of Kent, May 22, 1761, to Martha Tuttle. Issue : 

1542. Deborah, b. Aug. 16, 1762. 

1543. Susannah, b. at Fort Edward, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1764. 

1544. John, b. at Stratford(?) Dec. 1, 1773. 

1545. Chloe, b. Aug. 11, 1776. 

1546. Haman, (or Heman,) b. March 24, 1778. 

584. 

JOHN", jr., of Kent and Hartford, Conn., of Castleton, Vt., 1786, and of 
Sheldon, Vt., 1796-7, (son of John Bliss and Jerusha Brown, of Hebron, 
Conn.,) was born at H., March 20, 1744, and married by Rev. Silvanus Os- 
born, Kent, Oct 29, 1765, to Betsey Holmes. Both were admitted to me, 
bership in the Kent (now Warren, Comi.) Church, Jan. 21, 1770. Issue: 

1547. Joanna, b. Oct. 29, 1766. 

1548. *Rufus, b. Sept. 12, 1768, d. Aug. 12, 1855. 

1549. Priscella, b. June 27, 1770, in. April 2, 1789, Joel Culver, and d. April 26, 1837. 

1550. *Philetus, b. April 25, 1772. 

1551. Sarah, b. March 24, 1774. 

1552. *Ephraim, b. Feb. 10, 1776. 

1553. Cushman, b. Dec. 26, 1778. 

1554. *Salmon, b. Aug. 26, (Jan. 27?) 1781. 

1555. *Bradley, b. Sept. 10, 1783, d. Oct. 1862. 

1556. *Sheldon. 

587. 

SAMUEL, of Hebron and Coventry, Conn., and of Norwich and Straf- 
ford,f Vt., (son of John Bliss, jr., and Jerusha Brown, of Hebron, Conn.,) 
was born in II., in 1752, and married to Olive Pinnock, of S., where he 
resided. He was elected Town Clerk in 1784, and held that office twenty- 
seven years ; and magistrate (justice of the peace) in 1787, and held that 
office twenty-three years, or until his removal to Canada. He also repre- 
sented the town in the Vermont Legislature, in 1787. Issue : 

1557. *Samuel, b. in 1779, d. in December, 1811. 

1558. Avis, b. March 21, 1780, m. Sylvester Day, a surgeon in the U. S. army, and had issue : 

Hannibal; Hamilton; John, of Santa Monica, Cal. ; George; and Lovina — all b. in 
Strafford. She afterwards married Gideon Huntington, a farmer, of Compton, P.Q., 
and had issue : Samuel Bliss Huntington, b. Sept 10, 1S16, m. Jane Babcock; Eliza- 
beth M., b. July 17, 1818, d. in 1840; Jedediah Pinnock, b. Feb. 10, 1820,— farmer, 
killed 1876-7, by a load of wood, at Cornish, N. H. ; Stephen Dimock, born Jan. 15, 
1822, d. single, in the army; William Avery, b. Aug. 9, 1824, m. Lydia n. Rogers. 

f Strafford, Vt., was chartered Aug. 12, 1761, to Solomon Phelps, of Hebron. Conn., and sixty- 
three others, distributed into seventy shares and contained 23,040 acres of land. Tin- Brst town 
meeting was held at Hebron, Feb. 16, 1768, and adjourned to meet June 2d, 1708. a! Strafford. 
The first selectmen, chosen in 1778, were Win. Bviseo, Joshua Tinker, and Jonathan Rich. The 
first town clerk was David Chambeilin, which office was afterwards held by Samuel Bhas, from 
1784 to 1811. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 1:7 

1559. Betset, t>. in 1784, m. ab. 1S04, Stephen Morrill, Esq., of Strafford. He was b. ab. 177 J, 

and d. ab. 1845-6. She d. in S., Sept. 8, 1872. Issue: 1. Jedediah N., b. in S., Dec. 
21, 1805, removed to Portland, Me., in 1828, where he was a merchant, until that 
city was destroyed by fire, when he removed to Boston, Mass. He was married 
Aug. 4, 1834, to Abbie W. Whitmore, of Portland, (b. in Newburyport, Mass., in 
Dec, 1813,) and had issue : 1— Benjamin Whitmore Morrill, b. in May, 1835, m. ab. 
1872-3, Fannie Bassett, and resides at Orange, N. J., having children— Gracie and 
George Bassett. 2— Caroline W. Morrill, b. ab. 1837, m. Horace K. Drake, and re- 
sides in Brooklyn, N. Y., having five ch., , John N., Horace Morrill, Sarah Whit- 
more, and Nathalie N. 3— Abbie L., born ab. 1839-40, m. Geo. B. Greeley, who d. 
in 1873-4; she resides in Harrison square, Boston, Mass.,— issue, Philip, Alice Mor- 
rill, Sarah Saflbrd, and Benj. Morrill Greeley. 4— Sarah L. Morrill, b. in 1S51, res. 
un. m. in 1880, in Harrison square, Boston, cor. Park and Commercial sts. 2. Bet- 
sey Morrill, b. ab. 1807-8, m. Samuel Pennock, of Strafford, aft. of Geneva, 111., 
where she d. ab. 1874-5; Issue, b. in S.,— Mehitable, Abbie, and Hamilton who res. 
at East Minneapolis, Minn. 3. Abbie Linda Morrill, m. a Mr. Allen, of Sharon.Vt. 
He d. ab. 1875, and she res. in Kaneville, 111., no issue. 4. Prudence Morrill, m. Da- 
vid W. Annis, of Blackberry, HI., where he died in 1S78, and where she now resides. 
Issue: 1— Franklin, a lawyer, at Aurora, HI.; 2— Joseph, a farmer, at Kaneville; 
3— Sarah, m. a Mr. Belden, and resides at K. ; and 4— Jedediah, m. in 1879 and res. at 
K- 5. Olive Pennock Morrill, m. a Mr. Barritt, and resided at Strafford, where both 
d. Issue: 1— Fred. Morrill Barrett, merchant in Chicago, 111.; 2— Sarah Barrett, m. 
a Mr. Chamberlain, and d. in Chicago in 1879. 6. Sarah Morrill, d. aged ab. 18 yrs. 
7. Stephen J. W. Morrill, b. ab. 1819-20, m. and res. in Wea, Miami Co., Kans., (P. 

0. HUlsdale,) and has a son Stephen, and a dau. Abba. 8. Samuel Morrill, b. ab. 
1822, married and has a son Eugene, and a dau. V. Emma, and res. at Wea, Kans. 

9. Frederick S. Morrill, b. ab. 1824, P. M. at Blackberry, 111., m. and has several ch. 

10. Ira Pennock Morrill, b. in 1828, m. a Miss Pierce, of Strafford, where they re- 
sided and d. He. d. ab. 1877, and she d. in 1878. Issue : 1— David Annis Morrill, 1. 
in Kaneville, 111. ; 2— Nate Fogg Morrill, dry goods clerk in Chicago ; 3— Frederick 
Morrill, 1. in Strafford; 4. Betsey Bliss Morrill, d. aged ab. 5 yrs. 

1560. *James, b. in Coventry, Conn., ab. 1785, d. May 3, 1827. 

1501. Clarinda, h. July 18, 1789, m. Nov. 3, 1811, Shubael Waterman, farmer, of Norwich, Vt. 
He was born Nov. 2, 1785, and d. Oct. 7,1844. She d. ab. Feb. 22,1858-9. Issue: 

1. Harrison B., b. Dec. 14, 1812, d. March 19, 1847, m. Maria Elliott, and had— Han- 
nibal, who died in the Union army, 1801-5, and Shubael. 2. Stephen W., b. Sept. 
12, 1814, m. Julia Downer, 1. in Norwich, Vt., and d. in July, 187S ; five ch. res. in N., 
Edwin being one of the number. 3. Charles M., b. Nov. 16, 1817, m. Lydia Greeley, 
and d. Jan. 4, 1847, leaving one daughter. 4. Lucinda C, b. Aug. 22, 1819, m. Wil- 
liam Root, and aft. his death, Silas Jacobs, and d. April 10, 1879. 5. Samuel C, b. 
July 21, 1821, d. Aug. 21, 1823. 6. Fanny M., born April 24, 1824, m. Albinus Phil- 
brick, has one daughter, and lives at West Somerville, Mass. 7. Sarah E., b. Jan. 
22, 1S26, m. William Wilson, and d. ab. 1860; no living issue. 8. Samuel A., born 
April 4, 1828, m. in 1854, Harriet H. Noyes, who d. in 1867, leaving two children ; he 
aft. m. in 1872, Martha D. Hodges, (no issue,) and res. at Boston Highlands. 

1562. Abalinda, died of consumption, unmarried. 

1563. *Ltman, b. in 1791, d. April 16, 1836. 

1564. Lucinda, b. July 5, 1793, m. in Compton, P. Q., May 1, 1813, Stephen Bartlett, farmer, of 

Norwich, Vt., and had issue: 1. Nelson Bartlett, b. Feb. 9, 1814, farmer, m. Ada- 
line , of C. ; no issue. 3. Emma Jane Bartlett, b. Oct. 7, 1815, m. 1854, William 

Pollard, Boston, Mass. ; ho issue. 3. Lucien, b. in 1S17, d. March 30, 1832, un. m. 
4. Lucinda, b. in C, Feb. 20, 1818, m. Jared Young, farmer, of Stanstead, P. Q.; 
—no issue. 5. Martha Anne, b. in C, Feb. 20, 1820, m. Thomas Alcorn, M. D., of 
Lenoxville, P. Q.,— three children. She aft. m. George Rea, Esq., farmer, of Mon- 
treal, and had issue : Alexander, b. in June, 1S57, James Frasf r, b. Aug., 1858, and 
Mary E., b. Oct., 1860. 6. Celissa, b. March 14, 1823-4, m. 1846, Henry Weston, ma- 
chinist, of Boston, Mass., and d. Aug. 20, 1S79, aet. 54-5. He was b. in 1814, and d. 
Nov. 1, 1875;— Issue : Sarah A., b. Jan. 9, 1847, m. July, 1871, Daniel Webster Fer- 
guson, gas collector, of Boston, Mass.; and Alice A.,' b. Jan. 4, 1852, m. Jan. 2, 1872, 
Lorenzo A. Woodward, book-keeper, of Boston, Mass. 



118 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1565. Polly, m. in 1814, Chester Webster, merchant, of Compton, and had issue : Olive, h. Sept. 

1, 1814; Oscar; Mary Ann; Waterman; John, b. in 1S25; Amanda; Lyman, born in 
1832, resides in Lowell, Mass.; Mortimer; Malcolm, b. in 1839; Henry, and Fanny. 

1566. John J., born in 1797, died in 1872, in Ionia, Mich. He was m. in March, 1817, to Fanny 

Moulton, of O, but d. without issue. 

1567. *Amplius B., b. March 25, 1S02, d. in 1879. 

1568. * Anson, b. April 2, 1805. 

1569. *Azko, b. Feb. 28, 1807, d. Sept. 7, 1853. 

The father was afterwards married, in 1817, to Betsey Wallace, who was 
born in 1793. He died in Norwich, Vt., in 1836. Issue : 

1570. Philetus, b. in Compton in 1818, and m. Sept. 26, 1852, to Lorenza Brown, (b. in New- 

bury, Vt., in 1827,) is a cabinet maker, and resides in Lebanon, N. H. He enlisted 
July 16, 1861, in Co. C, Third Vt. Vols., served three years, and was mustered out 
July 27, 1864. 

The mother was afterwards twice married — to Mr. G. Hall, and James 
Griffin. . 

596. 

ABIEL, jr., of Hebron, Conn., (son of Abiel Bliss and Abigail Sutton, of 
H.,) was born in H., May 6, 1755, and married to Anna, daughter of Abner 
Brown, of H. She was born Aug. 22, 1761, and died July 15, 1838. He 
died Oct. 13, 1830. Issue : 

1571. Nancy Anna, b. May 18, 1783, d. Sept. 7, 1849, un. m. * 

1572. Hannah Lucinda, b. Aug. 31, 1785, m. a Mr. Nash, and d. in 1855, leaving a ch., Minerva, 

(adopted by John Sutton, of Andover, Conn.,) who m. George Steele, of Washing- 
ton, Conn., where she d. leaving one child. 

1573. Abiel Chester, born Sept. 5, 1788, m. in the State of New York, since which nothing 

definite has been known of him. 

1574. *Abigail, b. April 1, 1795, d. Oct. 4, 1815. 

1575. Laura MilEnda, b. Feb. 2, 1802, n. m. 

598. 

Lieut. ELLIS, of Bradford, Vt., (son of Ellis Bliss and Tamar Dewey, 
of Hebron, Conn.,) was born at H., April 5, 1759, and removed from He- 
bron to Vermont, with his brothers John and David, and sister Lydia, in 
1781. He was a Sergeant in the war of the revolution, in 1779, and after- 
wards a Lieutenant. He was in service nine months, stationed at New 
London, Conn., and at White Plains, N. Y. The following is a copy of a 
permit given him to go to his home in Hebron : 

" New London, Sept. 7, 1779. 
"Ellis Bliss, a Sergeant in my regiment, hath liberty to go to Hebron, 
" and to return in four days. Per me, L. Wells, Lt. Col., Command't." 

Ellis Bliss was married to Abigail Taylor, of Hebron. She was born 
April 6, 1757, and died Feb. 13, 1799. Issue : 

1576. Abigail, b. June 7, 1781, m. Feb. 17, 1798, Dr. Lockhart Wright, of Bradford, and died 

July 3, 1855. A son of this union became a celebrated engraver in New York, of the 
firm of Rawdon, Wright & Hatch. 

1577. Lydia, b. Aug. 31, 1783, m. May 25, 1801, Absalom Baldwin, of B., and d. Feb. 4, 1860. 

He was b. March 10, 1778, and d. April 10, 1859. 

1578. Ellis, b. April 25, and d. May 5, 1786. 

1579. *Ellis, b. July 25, 1787, d. May 8, 1S51. 

1580. Flavel, b. Sept. 14, 1789, d. Feb. 25, 1791. 

1581. *Flavel, b. Dec. 11, 1791, d. Dec. 7, 1864. 
15S2. John, b. Feb. 14, 1794, d. Jan. 11, 1796. 
1583. Neziaii, b. May 23, 1797, d. March 23, 1804. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 119 

The father was afterwards married to Thankful Webster, of Hebron, and 
they had only one child, a daughter, stillborn, Oct. 30, 1800. He died Aug. 
22, 1829, and she died Jan. 4, 1811. 

600. 

DAVID, of Bradford, Vt., (son of Ellis Bliss and Tamar Dewey, of He- 
bron, Conn.,) was born atH., June 17, 1763, and married April 18, 1784, 
to Bathsheba, daughter ot Ebenezer and Abigail Cole. She was born at 
Lebanon, Conn., April 22, 1762, and died Nov. 23, 1790. Issue : 

1584. *David, b. Feb. 18, 1785, d. Feb. 19, 1866. 

1585. Bathsheba, b. Feb. 24, 1787, m. Daniel Kelly, of Bradford. 

The father Avas afterwards married to Jane, daughter of Daniel and 
Margaret McDuffee, of Bradford. She was born Feb. 1, 1768. Issue : 

1586. John, b. May 8, 1798, never married. 

1587. Jennie, b. Aug. 16, 1S00, m. Aaron Fuller, (brotber to Josiah,) of Springwater, N. Y. 

1588. Sally, b. Oct. 14, 1802, m. in Springwater, N. T., July 4, 1820, Josiah Fuller of S., and 

d. there Nov. 23, 1834. 

1589. Benjamin, b. Sept. 5, 1804, m. a Miss "Wright, of Ashtabula, O., (where he resided,) and 

bad two daughters. 

1590. Andrew, b. Dec. 29, 1806, n. m., resides at Vernon, Mich. 

1591. Ltdia, b. Nov. 3, 1S08, m. Ephraim Foster, — ten ch. 

1592. Mart, b. July 18, 1811, in. John Feeman, and both are d. 

1593. Annis, b. Oct. 13, 1813. 

After the birth of the above, the father, Avith the children by the second 
marriage, removed to SpringAvater, N. Y., and died March 18, 1835. 

607. 

BENJAMIN, of Hebron, Conn., farmer, (son of Ellis Bliss and Grace 
Ford, of H.,) was born at H. July 11, 1776, and married Sept. 2, 1801, to 
Lydia, daughter of David and Amy [Carver] Strong, of II. She was born 
Dec. 13, 1782, and died May 19, 1831. Issue : 

1594. Benjamin Strong, b. June 4, 1802, d. Nov. 5, 1803. 

1595. Benjamin Strong, b. March 28, 1804, m. April 22, 1830, to Rachel Maria Wilcox, (dau. 

of Capt. Ephraim) of H. She was b. Jan. 18, 1808, and d. Feb. 9, 1875. He d. June 
17, 1856. They had no issue, but adopted the oldest dau. of his brother, Dwight 
Bliss. His death was caused by a fall from his wagon (while engaged in inspecting 
roads for the town of Lebanon, Conn.,) which so injured the spinal cord at the point 
where the neck unites with the shoulders, as to paralyze his whole system. He re- 
tained his reason from the time of the accident, about ten A. M., until half past six 
P. M., when he gradually went into a lethargic state, and d. ab. eleven. He was 
much esteemed and respected. He was a very energetic and thorough business man 
— a man of strong convictions — and his opinions, intelligently formed after careful in- 
vestigation, were firmly held ; and in matters affecting important interests of the 
neighborhood or town, his sentiments, however unpopular at first, were pretty sure 
in the end to prevail. 

1596. *John Flavel, b. Aug. 23, 1806, d. Sept. 18, 1836. 

1597. David Nelson, b. June 25, 1S09, d. in 1838. He m., removed south, and d. near New Or- 

leans, La., leaving a widow and one son — names unknown. 

1598. Ltdia Emeline, b. Aug. 1, 1812, d. March 16, 1830. 

1599. *Dwight, b. Nov. 6, 1814, d. Feb. 12, 1853. 

The father Avas afterwards mai-ried, Nov. 4, 1832, to Sally Bliss Phelps, 
(see No. 616,) daughter of Capt. Daniel Phelps and Sarah [daughter of Dr. 
Neziah] Bliss, of Hebron. She died Sept. 22, 1837, set. 41. Issue : 

1600. Lydia Emeline, b. April 13, 1835, d. July 29, 1838. 



120 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

The father was afterwards twice married, his fourth marriage occurring: 
Aug. 24, 1845, to Lydia Davis. No issue by third or fourth marriage. He 
died in H., July 24, 1858. 

His ideas in regard to the rise and progress of new religious and political 
combinations were so peculiar and characteristic, that we may be pardoned 
for introducing the following letter to his brother, Lieut. Ellis Bliss, of 
Bradford, Vt., the original of which is in the possession of Neziah W. Bliss, 
Esq., of Kingston Furnace, Mo. : 

"Hebron, Conn., Jan. 23, 1809. 

" Dear Brother : — * * * The Ensign of our Company had his trial 
last week ; the Captain and Sergeant have their trials soon. They arrested 
each other. [It is not stated for what.] In our last parish meeting to vote 
a tax for the support of Mr. Bassett, [the Presbyterian minister,] twenty- 
four attended who belonged to Mr. Bassett's Church; they "certificated" 
to a Baptist society which is formed at Col. Phelps's. They talk of build- 
ing a meeting house near Abel Bissell's. The Methodists have meetings 
seven nights in the week, all over the parish, and act as if the devil was in 
them. The Church [Episcopal] people hired a minister for a year, and 
soon found him to be a Federalist ; met and ordered him not to preach any 
more there. He says he will preach the year out whether he has any hear- 
ers or no. The Methodists in this town have gained from nothing to about 
one hundred and thirty, but have not gained anything in knowledge from 
the beginning. They are all the time leaving the good order of Christians, 
and certificating, some to the Church, some to the Methodists, some to the 
Baptists, some to the half-way Quaker meetings, some to the democracy, 
and some to the devil. It is as old Priest Peters said—' Hebron is a strong- 
hold for Satan. 1 Excuse me for writing so much. Benj. Bliss." 

"A civil war is talked of here if the embargo is not taken off before 
Congress rises." 

608. 

ISAAC, of Hebron, Conn., Champion, N. Y., and Memphis, Tenn., (son 
of Ellis Bliss and Grace Ford, of H.,) was born at H., April 20, 1778, and 
was extensively known in the region of Lewis Co., N. Y., as an agent for 
banks and business men, making regular trips to Utica and other places, 
and was much esteemed as an honest, trusty man. He was married about 
1806, to Hannah Brown, of Chesterfield, Mass. She was born in 1782, and 
died April 20, 1829. He died in Memphis, June 11, 1852. Issue : 

1601. Grace Ann, b. in 1807, m. ab. 1822, Curtis N. Kendall, Martinsburg, N. Y., — twoch.; 
tbe first d. young; tbe second, Lucinda Grace Ann, b. at M., March 10, 1825, mar., 
March 3, 1842, Philo Macoy, farmer, of M., and now resides at Fond du Lac, Wis. 
Issue : 1. Nancy Ann Macoy, b. Nov. 7, 1843, m. Wm. S. Williams, resides at Fond 
du Lac, and has issue: George Williams, b. March 19, 1861; Anna May Williams b. 
Oct. 10, 1867; Carrie Addie, b. Aug. 17, 1869; John 8., b. Oct. 12, 1873; Mary Grace, 
b. Jan. 23, 1874. 2. Emma Jane Macoy, b. March 23, 1844, m. Charles Witherall, 
carpenter, and resides at St. Paul, Minn., — no issue. 3. Mary Abigail Macoy, born 
Jan. 22, 1846, married T.IIarnois, shoemaker, and resides in Fond du Lac, — no issue. 
4. Charles Albert Macoy, born April 5, 1848. 5. George Adelbert, b. Feb. 1, 1855. 
6. Georgiana, (twin with George Adelbert,) d. July, 1855. "t. Frances Cordelia Ma- 
coy, b. March 15, 1858, m. Allie Williams, engineer, and resides in Fond du Lac, — two 



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children : Edith May Williams, b. in 1874, and Eva Janettc, b. in 1876. 8. Martha 
Ellen Macoy, b. April 13, 1861. 9. Ida Laura, b. Nov. 27, 1862. 10. Nettie Corde- 
lia, b. Dec. 18, 1866. 11. Lettie, (twin with Nettie Cordelia,) d. in Aug., 1868. 

1602. *Hosea F., b. Oct. 18, 1809. 

1603. Hannah Maria, b. in 1811, m. Jan., 1830, a Mr. Rogers, of Martinsburg, N. T., and d. 

at Geneseo, 111., Dec. 15, 1872. Issue : 1. Eli B. Rogers, b. Jan. 19, 1832, m. and 
resides in Evansville, Ind. 2. Louisa Rogers, b. in 1S33, m. Daniel Brinkerhoof, and 
d. in Sept., 1860, — one ch., Estelle Brinkerhoof, residing in Blue Valley, Nebraska. 

3. Loraine Rogers, m. . 4. Cornelia Rogers. 5. Gennettie, m. John Smith, 

Geneseo, 111., and d. Oct. 8, 1872,— three ch : Linna Smith, b. ab. 1865 ; Emmet Smith, 
b. ab. 1868; and a son b. in Sept., d. in Nov., 1872. 6. Isaac Rogers, d. in the army 
in 1862. 7. Gustavus, died in the army in 1862. 8. "Warren Rogers 9. Eugene 
Rogers, Evansville, Ind. 

1604. A child d. young. 

1605. Abbt A., b. Nov. 25, 1815, m. Feb. 28, 1842, Frederick O. Young, of Boonville, N. Y., 

and resides at North Branch, Chisago Co., Minn. Issue : 1. John W. Young, b. 
Dec. 5th, 1842, m. June 8, 1865, Deborah A. Hill, of Titusville, Penn. ; issue : Alice 
Mary Young, b. March 13, 1866, d. June 24, 1876 ; Charles W. Young, b. Jan. 3, 1868 ; 
Mabel L. Young, b. Oct. 18, 1870; Eddie John Young, b. Nov. 13, 1871. 2. Charles 
F. Young, b. April 27, 1845. 3. Sarah E. Young, b. Oct. 28, 1846, m. May 1, 1864, 
Daniel Potter, of Geneva, Ohio, and resides at Madison, Ohio; — issue: Carrie Al- 
berta Potter, b. Oct. 1, 1S65, d. Dec. 23, 1870; Freddie E. Potter, b. Aug. 14,1871. 

4. Alice M. Young, b. Nov. 3, 1848, m. Dec. 14, 1867, Edgar T. Cadmus, farmer, of 
Austinburg, Ohio, and resides at North Branch, Minn.; issue — Harry Elwyn Cad- 
mus, b. Sept. 18, 1871; Carrie Alberta, b. April 1, 1873; Jerome, born April 30, 1875. 

5. Albert M. Young, (twin with Alice M.,) d. Dec. 26, 1848. 6. Jerome P. Young, 
b. Sept. 25, 1851. 7. Willie I. Young, born May 8, 1853, m. Jan. 21, 1874, Sarah C. 
Johnston, of Independence, Iowa, is a farmer at North Branch, Minn., and has issue : 
Jennie E. Young, b. Sept. 21, 1875. 8. Gilbert F. Young, b. July 3, 1S58. 

1606. A child d. young. 

1607. *Isaac W., b. Jan. 14, 1818. 

612. 

Rev. JOHN FLAVEL, of Churchville, Monroe Co., N. Y., (son of Ellis 
Bliss and Grace Ford, of Hebron, Conn.,) was born at H., June 8, 1787, 
graduated at Williams College, Mass., Sept. 7, 1808, was licensed Sept. 20, 
1809, and ordained as pastor of the Congregational Church at Avon, N. Y., 
Aug. 9, 1811. In about five years he removed to Clarkson, N. Y., and was 
settled there for six years. He was subsequently settled at Puttneyville, N. 
Y., North Penfield and Covington, a few years each, and then returned to 
Castile, for two years. During this period, covering a quarter of a cen- 
tury, he was a missionary at different times, and gathered and organized 
twenty-one Congregational and Presbyterian Churches. He then changed 
his views on baptism, and in 1839 became pastor of a Baptist Church in Hen- 
rietta, N. Y. In 1840 he wrote a series of twenty-six letters, addressed to 
his former friends, which were issued in a book of two hundred and forty 
pages, and extensively read. During the same year he became Agent of 
the A. and F. Bible Society, and traveled for five years, when, his health 
failing, he retired to a farm in Churchville, preaching occasionally and 
gathering Baptist Churches. He was married April 12th, 1812, to Eliza, 
daughter of Hon. Timothy and Elizabeth Hosmer, of Avon. She was born 
at Farmington, Conn., April 12, 1789. He died at C, Dec. 11, 1873. Issue : 

1608. William Hosmer, b. June 10, 1813, d. Jan. 5, 1815. 

1609. Effie E., b. at Avon, Feb. 2, 1815, m. Jan. 10, 1837, D. V. Matthews, and d. at Clemens, 

Mich., Oct. 29, 1838,— no issue. 

1610. Fanny W., b. at Avon, March 23, 1817, m. Sept. 20, 1836, D. G. Pierce, and d. at Church- 

ville, July 5, 1842, — no issue. 

16 



122 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

614. 

SAMUEL, of Hebron, Conn., (son of Dr. Neziah Bliss and Martha [Hunt- 
ington] Shipman, of H.,) was born Dec. 22, 1766, and married in January, 
1788, to Annie Taylor, of II., who died Feb. 8, 1831, set. 60 years. He d. 
in 1846. Issue : 

1611. Harmona, b. Oct. 11, 1788, m. ab. 1815, C. Abbey, of Portland, Ct., where they resided. 

She d. ab. 1832. No issue. 

1612. *Neziah, b. May 12, 1790, d. Oct. 6, 1876. 

1613. Samuel, d. young. 

1614. Ralph, d. young. 

1615. Nancy, b. Aug. 22, 1799, m. ab. 1836, Moses Hopkins, of Portland, Conn., and now (1877) 

resides at Enfield, Conn. One son — Ralph B. Hopkins, b. at P., Jan. 25, 1S37, m. 
April 2, 1862, Celia E. Doane, of East Longnieadow, Mass., and resides in Spring- 
field, Mass., — a carpenter. Issue: Hubert B. Hopkins, b. at E. L., June 20, 1S63; 
Etta L., b. at Springfield, April 29, 1867, and Lillie I., b. at Springfield, June 5, 1870. 

1616. Hakcet, (Hannah,) b. Aug. 22, 1799, m. Oct. 29, 1822, Asa Strickland, mechanic, and re- 

sides (1877) at Portland, Conn. Issue: 1. Henry Bliss Strickland, b. at P., Aug. 
19, 1823, m. Jan. 8, 1846, Elizabeth Hawes, of Middletown, Conn., is a pilot, and re- 
sides at Hartford, Conn.; issue — Anna Alida Strickland, born Oct. 14, 1852; Mary 
Brown Strickland, b. Oct. 19, 1858. 3. Mary Ann Strickland, b. at P., Aug. 22, 1825, 
m. Feb. 6, 1851, Capt. Cicero Brown, merchant, Portland, where she d. July 4, 1859. 
Issue : Mary Alice Brown, b. Dae. 22, 1851, m. at Paris, France, April 26, 1873, Lieut. 
Thomas Perry, U. S. N., and d. at Portland, Sept. 2, 1874, — one ch., Maxwell Perry, 
born July 24, 1874, died Aug. 26th, 1874. 3. Thaddeus Thomas Strickland, farmer, 
b. Aug. 18, 1827, d. March 18, 1855. 4. Elizabeth Strickland, b. March 6, 1830,— re- 
sides at Portland. 

1617. *William, h. in Sept., 1801. 

1618. Mart, b. Oct. 7, 1802, m. Sept. 30, 1821, Solomon Root, (b. in 1795, eon of Joshua Root 

and Sarah Chapman.) of Hebron, Conn., where she died in 1878-9. He died Jan. 
15, 1854. Issue : 1. William B. Root, born at H., Sept. 10, 1823, m. ab. 1845, Abby 
Jane Ross, of Greeneville, Conn., and resides at Rockville, Conn. Issue : Henry B. 
Root, b. in 1846, and Emma Adaline Root, b. in 1S47, who m. ab. 1871, John Rams- 
bottom, of Rockville, Conn. 2. Mary Jane Root, b. at H., July 31, 1828. 

1619. A child d. young. 

1620. *John Philo, b. June 16, 1804, d. Aug. 18, 1840. 

1621. Caroline, born in Jan., 1806, m. Dec. 16, 1829, Noah N. Strickland, of Portland, Conn., 

where they resided. He d. in 1S7S-9. Issue, b. at P. : 1. Neziah Bliss Strickland, 
b. Nov. 4, 1S30, m. in 1856 and had issue : Carrie E. Strickland, born ab. 1857, Jen- 
nie L., and Frankie. 2. Eugene Strickland, b. July 13, 1832, m. in 1861, and resides 
at South Farms, Middletown, Conn. Issue : Lena Bliss Strickland, born ab. 1862, 
Irving Eugene, and Lloyd. 3. Julia Matilda Strickland, born Sept. 28, 1835, m. in 

1859, a Mr. Edwards and resides in Portland, — one ch., Helen M. Edwards, b. about 

1860. 4. Emma F. Strickland, b. Oct. 8, 1841. 

623. 

PELATIAH, of Montville, Conn., and of Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
(son of Felatiah Bliss and Elizabeth Baker, of M.,) was born at M., March 
17, 1774, was married to a Gilbert, and had issue : 

1622. Gilbert, b. in 1796. 

The father was afterwards married to Elizabeth Lathrop. She was born 
in 1769, and d. Jan. 16, 1835. Issue : 

1623. Eliza, b. in Conn., in 1798. 

1624. Hannah, b. in 1801. 

1625. John L., b. Feb. 20, 1804, a farmer at Exeter,— m. July 2, 1829, Rozina, dau. of Elkanah 

Higgins and Lydia Caswell, formerly of Connecticut. She was b. in E., June 13, 
1808, — no issue. 

1626. *Seth L., twin with John L. 

1627. E. Lathrop, b. at Exeter in 1806. 

1628. Pelatiah, b. in 1808. 

1629. James, b. June 28, 1812. 



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f79; « July 18, 1852. 
1.781; ,l June 25. 1851. 

1785; u Aug. 14. 1858. 

1785;" Mar. 4, 1868. 

.1787;" April 17, 1822. 

1791;" March 1, 1795. 

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EIGHTH GENERATION. 123 

The father was afterwards married to Candace Ingalls, and died Nov. 23, 
1852. Issue : 

1630. *Theodore, b. at Exeter, Feb. 15, 1837. 

1631. Laura, b. in 1840. 

634. 

Capt. JOHN, of Hartford, Conn., and of Avon, N. Y., farmer, (son of 
Pelatiah Bliss and Elizabeth Baker, of Montville, Conn.,) was born in M., 
Nov. 8, 1780, and married in 1802 to Lucretia Bishop. She was born in 
Connecticut, March 29, 1777, and died in Ohio, April 2, 1839. He was in 
the war of 1812, and held a Captain's commission given by the Governor 
of New York, which is now in the possession of his grandson, C. G. Bliss, 
Bellevue, Mich. Capt. Bliss died at Avon, in November. 1815. Issue : 

1632. *Giles Bishop, b. at Hartford, Dec. 16, 1803, d. March 4, 1841. 

1633. *Robert Stanton, b. at Montville, Conn., Aug. 1, 1S05, d. in 1851. 

1634. Ruia Angeline, b. in Avon, N. Y., April 29, 1815, m. Feb. 5, 1833, Edwin Holden, of 

New Salem, Mass., and resides at Provo City, Utah. Issue: 1. John E. Holden, b. 
at Avon, N. V., Aug. 10, 1834, lived eight hours. 2. Henry Holden, b. at Hartford, 
Ohio, Sept. 16, 1836, m. Jan. 29, 1860, and d. in Provo, May 17, 1877 ;— issue : Henry 
Edwin, b. in P., Aug. 11, and d. Oct. 7, 1862; Giles Lewis, b. in Springville, Utah, 
June 17, 1863; Mary Louisa, b. at P., Feb. 19, 1866; William Alma, b. at P., Jan. 15, 
186S, d. the same day; Temperance Lucretia, born at P., Aug., 6, 1869. 3. Augus- 
tus Holden, b. and d. at LaHarpe, 111., Sept. 10, 1839. 4. Giles Bliss Holden, born 
at LaHarpe, May 8, 1842, m. Oct. 29, 1863, and had issue, born at Provo : Almira, b. 
Aug. 8, and d. Aug. 25, 1865 ; Ruia Angeline, b. Oct. 21, 1866 ; Giles Robert b. Dec. 
8, 1868; Cynthia, b. and d. March 10, 1870; George, b. May 9, 1872; Henry, b. June 
29, 1877. 5. Maria L. Holden, b. Sept. 29, 1844, d. in Nauvoo, HI., Aug. 21, 1845. 
6. Mary Adelia Holden, b. in Wis., Oct. 8, 1846, m. Oct. 8, 1862, Lemuel Williams, 
and d. in Provo, Oct. 16, 1863, leaving a son, Edwin Lewis Williams, b. in Spring- 
ville, Oct. 11, and d. in Nov., 1S63. 7. Robert B. "Holden, b. Jan. 23, 1849, died in 
Provo, April 20, 1853. 8. Julia Ann Holden, b. in Iowa, Aug. 29, 1851, d. in Provo, 
May 5, 1853. 

627. 

NATHANIEL, jr., of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and 
Priscilla Burt, of W.,) was born Nov. 26, 1741, and married to Miriam 
Bartlett. He died Nov. 5, 1782. Issue : 

1635. Miriam, b. Sept. 21, 1767. 

1636. Polly, b. June 15, 1769. 

1637. Vashti, b. Aug. 22, 1774. 

628. 

DAVTD, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Priscilla 
Burt, of W.,) was b. April 4, 1745, and married to RhodaColton, of Long- 
meadow, Mass., who was born June 9, 1748. Issue : 

1638. David, borrf June 25, 1777, m. June 1, 1820, Sally Hitchcock, resided at W.,— a farmer,— 

and d. without issue, Aug. 27, 1859. She d. April 1, 1S72, set. 80. 

1639. Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1779, d. in W., July 18, 1852, un. m. 

1640. *Pynchon, b. Sept. 15, 1785, d. March 4, 1868. 

1641. Solomon, b. March 17, 1788, d. young— un. m. 

1642. Reuben, b. April 8, 1791, n. m. 

A David Bliss was in Capt. James Shaw's Company, (Col. Charles Pyn- 
chon,) in Gen. Gates' army, in 1777. 



124 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

629. 

JONATHAN,, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Pris- 
cilla Burt, of W.,) was born April 4, 1745, married, and had issue : 

1G43. Jonathan, b. Jan. 22, 1773. 

1644. Erastus, b. Sept. 12, 1774. 

1645. Parmela, b. Jan. 21, 1784. 

630. 

THOMAS, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Priscilla 
Burt, of W.,) was born Nov. 25, 1747, and married in 1775, to Temperance, 
daughter of Isaac Colton, of Springfield, Mass. She was born in 1754, and 
died March 27, 1823. He died in 1830. Issue : 

1646. Nancy, b. Feb. 18, 1777, d. young. 

1647. *Th'omas, b. June 12, 1779, d. in 1828. 

1648. *Nathaniel, b. Jan. 13, 1781, d. Nov. 12, 1867. 

1649. Mart Ann, b. Dec. 15, 1782-3, m. Roswell Pease, farmer, Cbicopee, Mass. He was a son 

of Cummings Pease and Tbankful Clelland, of Enfield, Conn., where he was born in 
1781. He died March 23, 1866. Issue : 1. Mary, b. July 5, 1816, m. in 1854, Alonzo 
Blodgett, of Belchertown. 2. Ann, b. June 25, 1820. 3. John Q. A., b. Apr. 24, 1826. 

1650. Martha, twin with Mary Ann, died single, Sept. 15, 1874. 

1651. Nancy, b. Oct. 15, 1784, m. Nathan Rice, of North Wilbraham, Mass. He was a son of 

Nathan Rice and Hepzibah Allen, of Belchertown, Mass., and was b. March 21, 1785. 
1G52. *Chauncey, b. Sept. 19, 1786, d. June 18, 1869. 

1653. Bathsheba, b. March 6, 1788, m. May 3, 1823, Jesse Bradley, of Lee, Mass. 

1654. *Samuel, b. May 29, 1791. 

1655. Charlotte, b. Nov. 18, 1793, d. in 111., April 4, 1S45. 

1656. Sally, b. Feb. 18, 1796, d. in New Haven, Conn., Aug. 1, 1850. 

636. 

ZADOCK, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Pelatiah Bliss and Jemima 
Hitchcock, of L.,) was born July 3, 1755, and married May 14, 1786, to 
Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Thankful [Cushman ?] Carpenter, of Stafford, 
Conn., who died July 14, 1800. He died Dec. 17, 1813. Issue : 

1657. *Zadock, jr., b. Feb. 26, 1788. 

1658. Artemas, b. Oct. 13, 1790, resided at Bloomfield, Conn., un. m.,and rem. to Ohio ab. 1830. 

1659. Asahel, b. Jan. 3, 1793, d. in Mass., June 25, 1833, un. m. 
1060. Sarah, b. Oct. 8, 1795, d. July 7, 1800. 

641. 

SIMEON, of West Fairlee, Vt., (son of Pelatiah Bliss and Jemima Hitch- 
cock, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Dec. 8, 1764, married to Olive 
Marsden, and had issue : 

1661. Mercy, d. young. 

1662. William, d. four years old. 

The father was afterwards married to Lucy, daughter of Josiah anc] Irene 
South worth, of Mansfield, Conn. She was born in 1766, and died July 14, 
1843. He died May 14, 1817. Issue : 

1663. Mary, b. Feb. 27, 1793, d. May 18, 1819. 

1664. Lucy, b. Dec. 25, 1794, m. Dec. 25, 1817, Calvin Morse, (b. Feb. 17, 1793,) and res. at W. F. 

1665. *Simeon, b. Nov. 22, 1796, d. April 21, 1874. 

1666. Clarissa, b. Jan. 14, 1799, m. May 11, 1820, Calvin Baldwin. 

1667. *AsriER, b. Feb. 20, 1801. 

1668. *David, b. March 17, 1S03, d. Oct. 16, 1S63. 

1669. Josiah, b. Aug. 20, 1805, d. April 6, 1829. 

1670. Hannah, b. Feb. 3, 1808, d. Feb. 1, 1844. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 125 

646. 

NATHANIEL, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Abner Bliss and Sarah 
Cooley, of L.,) was born Jan. 6, 1753, and married Nov. 25, 1779, to Mar- 
tha, daughter of Dea. Edward and Rebecca Collins, of Enfield, Conn. She 
died June 29, 1835. He died May 1, 1832. Issue : 

1671. Patty, (Martha,) b. July 20, 1780, m. Dec. 19, 1802, Horace Burt, of L., and d. May 31, 

1848. He resided in the Oneida Community, N. Y. 

1672. Mart, h. May 14, 1782, d. Aug. 26, 1783. 

1673. Mart, b. Sept. 18, 1784, d. June 26, 1794. 

1674. Rebecca, b. Nov. 29, 17S6, d. June 24, 1794. 

1675. Mamre, b. Aug. 25, 1789, d. July 24, 1791. 

1676. Mamre, b. Feb. 21, 1792, d. July 4, 1794. 

1677. *Nathaniel, b. Nov. 5, 1794, d. July 14, 1845. 

1678. Abner, b. Sept. 16, 1796, d. July 17, 1798. 

1679. Rebecca, b. April 29, 1799, d. Sept. 15, 1800. 

1680. *Samuel Warriner, b. Nov. 25-6, 1801, d. Nov. 16, 1844. 

653. 

HENRY, of Greenwich, Washington Co., N. Y., (sup. nat. son of Abner 
Bliss and Anne Chepel,) was born in Brirnfield, Mass., Feb. 1, 1764, and 
married to Mehitable Gage. She was born Dec. 6, 1773, and died Nov. 11, 
1807. He died March 15, 1813. Issue : 

1681. *HenRT, jr., b. Nov. 10, 1792, d. Nov. 12, 1851. 

1682. *Amos, b. at G., Sept. 11, 1794, d. April 17, 1855. 

1653. William, b. April 7, 1797, d. in 1817, un. m. 

1654. A son b. and d. Aug. 27, 1798. 

1685. Anna, b. in Vermont, July 1, (June 9?) 1800, m. Dec. 11, 1822, as third wife of Samuel 

Xnsh, and d. Dec. 27, 1S27. He was a son of Ebenezer Nash and Susannah Hills, of 
Ellington, Ct., and was b. Jan. 13, 1780. They lived in Augusta, and aft. in Stock- 
bridge, N. Y. Two ch., — Polly Ann and Henry B. 

1686. Betset, b. May 22, 1802, m. Feb. 6, 1828, Ephraim Keyes, of Perrysburgh, N. Y. 

1687. *Alexander, b. March 25, 1804, d. Jan. 31, 1859. 

667. 

ASAHEL, of Sprkigfield, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah 
Cooley, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was b. Feb. 5, 1750-1, and married June 
10, 1773, to Mary, daughter of Stephen and Mary [Steele] Chandler. He 
was injured by the explosion of a powder mill, and died four clays after- 
wards, May 11, 1777. [She was afterwards married, Sept. 3, 1781, to Mr. 
Ebenezer Rumrill, of L., and died Aug. 16, 1810. Mr. R. was born July 
7, 1745, and died Dec. 17, 1801.] Issue : 

1688. A chHd stillborn, March 1, 1774. 

1689. Mart, b. April 14, 1775, m. April 25, 1796, Abraham Besse, of Bridgewater, Mass. 

1690. Anne, b. April 15, 1777, m. Aug. 28, 1794, Peter Pease, of Glastonbury, Conn. Issue: 

Sarah, Mary, Sophia, and Emeline. 

668. 

Lieut. NATHAN, of Hatfield, Mass., and of Whitestown, N. Y., (son of 
Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Cooley, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Sej>t. 
27, 1753, was a Lieutenant in the revolutionary war, and removed to W. in 
1795. He was married Nov. 19, 1782, to Submit, daughter of Daniel and 
Submit [Norton] White, of Hatfield. She was born March 28, 1764, and 
died Aug. 8, 1850. He died July 29, 1818. Issue : 



126 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1691. Charlotte, b. Aug. 16, 1783, m. in November, 1S01, Darius Woodworth, Frankfort, N.Y. 

1692. Harriet, b. May 12, 1785, m. Henry Dewey, farmer, of Whitestown, and died April 18, 

1844. Issue, b. at W. : 1. Sophia Maria Dewey, b. Oct. 26, 1808, d. Oct. 13, 1813. 
3. James Henry Dewey, b. Jan. 13, 1811, m. Emeline Curtis, is a machinist, and re- 
sides at New York Mills, N. Y. 3. Fanny Dewey, born Sept. 27, 1813, m. George 
Sturtevant, farmer, of Delavan, Wis. 4. Lambert B. Dewey, born May 7, 1816, m. 
May 27, 1843, Delia A. Storey, who was b. at W. Nov. 30, 1823, and had issue : Bur- 
gett L. Dewey, b. at W., Oct. 13, 1845, grad. at Eastman's Business College, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., May 22, 1865, and m. Oct. 13, 1867, to Sarah E. Green, — is a mer- 
chant at Dowagiac, Mich, and has three children, Harry B., b. March 18, 1S70, Hat- 
tie Free, b. Aug. 11, 1874, Fred L., b. Oct. 25, 1877. 5. Maria N., b. Jan. 7, 1819, d. 

1693. Matilda, b. May 17, 1787, d. Aug. 9, 1801. 

1694. Nancy, b. July 27, 1789, d. Aug. 20, 1801. 

1695. Pamelia, born at Hatfield, Mass., April 9, 1792, m. Feb. 27, 1S12, Phineas Ford, (son of 

Amos Ford, jr. and Anna Holt,) who was born at Hampton, Conn., June 25, 1790, re- 
sided at Batavia, N. Y., and d. Feb. 7, 1877; she d. Sept. 7, 1S77. Issue, b. at Ba- 
tavia, (except the first child) : 1. Lucius R. Ford, b. at Whitestown, Dec. 23, 1812, 
is a farmer, at Sherwood, Mich., — m. Feb. 4, 1837, Alminj Hubbard, who d. Oct. 28, 
1838. 2. Almerin B. Ford, b. May 25, 1815, m. July 7, 1836, Lovina Gibbs, resides 
in Canada, and is a hardware merchant. 3. Anna H. Ford, born July 29, 1817, m. 
March 23, 1837, Isaac Blossom, a farmer, of Batavia, who d. May 26, 1S59. 4. Leander 
S. Ford, b. Dec. 11, 1819, m. Sept. 22, 1852, Lydia Tinkham, is a farmer, and resides 
in Pittsford, N. Y. 5. Harriet D. Ford, b. March 1, 1822, m. July 26, 1853, Reuben 
Stewart, carpenter, of Batavia. 6. Amelia F. Ford, b. April 1, 1825, m. Jan. 1, 1845, 
Allen Doughty, shoemaker, Callollin, 111. 7. Phineas Ford, jr., b. April 14, 1828, m. 
October 6, 1855, Jennie Mumford, — is a jeweller, and resides at Rochester, N. Y. 
8. Marilla E. Ford, b. July 6, 1832, m. April 10, 1855, Sidney O. Dalmage,(?) who re- 
sided at Batavia and d. Sept. 22, 1873. 9. Amanda D. Ford, born June 17, 1836, m. 
Nov. 1, 1855, Henry Hurlburt, drover, of Lincoln, 111. 

1696. Rodolphcs, b. Aug. 7 and d. Aug. 10, 1795. 

1697. *Nathan, b. Sept. 24, 1796, d. June 12, 1860. 

1698. *Stlvester, b. Aug. 2, 1798. 

1699. Calvin, b. Jan. 20, 1801, d. July 16, 1804,— shot accidentally. 

1700. *Daniel White, b. April 20, 1803. 

1701. Nancy, b. Sept. 25, 1805, m. Nov. 12, 1829, Monson Wheeler, of Westmoreland, N. Y. 

1702. Lucy, b. Sept. 5, 1809, m. in 1831, Stephen Rolph, of Whitestown, and d. in Nov., 1838. 

1703. *Calvin, b. Jan. 22, 1813. 

669. 

ELI, of Boston, Mass., merchant, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah 
Cooley, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Oct. 15, 1754, and married in 
Hartford, Conn., about 1792 to Hannah Bradley. Issue : 

1704. Mary, m. ab. 1814, Thos. Kowse, and lived in Boston. 

1705. *Eli Cooley, b. at B., in 1794-6, d. Dec. 2, 1863. 

1706. * Weston Wilcox, d. in 1844. 

1707. David Bradley, sailed from Boston, under command of Com. Perry, and d. of yellow 

fever at St. Jago de Cuba, (un. m.,) Oct. 15, 1819, set. ab. 25 yrs. 

670. 

EBENEZER, of Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N. Y., (son of Ebenezer 
Bliss and Sarah Cooley, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Oct. 4, 1756, 
was a soldier in the war of the revolution, and resided in Barkhamsted, Ct., 
till about 1806, when he removed to W. He was married in 1782, to Lu- 
cinda Wilds, of Canton, Conn., who died in March, 1841, vet. 78 yrs. She 
was blind for several years prior to her death. He d. March 24, 1826. Issue : 

1708. *Asahel, b. in 1783, d. April 1, 1846. 

1709. Lucinda, b. in 1785, d. in 1813, un. m. 

1710. *Philemon, b. in 1789, d. in 1816. 



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1711. *Henry, b. in 1791, d. Oct. 7, 1841. 

1712. Rectina, b. in Oct., 1796, m. Jan. 9, 1817, Nathan Ames, of Whitesboro, N. Y., and died 

of cbolera, in St. Louis, Mo., June 25, 1847, leaving sons — Henry, Horace and Edgar. 

1713. Sophia, b. in 1799, d. in 1813. 

1714. *John, b. Jan. 5, 1808, d. March 1869. 

671. 

GAD, of Barkhamsted, Conn., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Cooley, 
of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Dec. (13, O. S.?) 25, 1758, and married 
to Chloe Adams. She was a daughter of Lieut. David Adams and Mind- 
well Case, of West Simsbury, Conn., was born Dec. 30, 1761, and d. Nov. 
25, 1828. He died Sept. 9, 1823. Issue : 

1715. Chloe, b. Jan. 3, 1785, m. in Dec, 1805, Luther Rice. 

1716. Phebe, b. Oct. 23, 1787, m. Dec. 7, 1800, Lawry Case. 

1717. Agnes, b. Dec. 18, 1789, m. Dec. 19, 1811, David Clark, and d. Sept. 25, 1842. 

1718. Sybil, b. Aug. 3, 1793, m. Dec. 23, 1809, Freeman Case, (b. 1789,) son of Lieut. Richard 

and Ruth Case, of West Granby, Conn. 

1719. Lucy, b. May 29, 1796, d. Nov. 28, 1828, un. m. 

1720. *Linus, b. July 8, 1798, d. in 1873. 

1721. Corintha, b. Sept. 9, 1801, m. Feb. 14, 1825, Jason Case, and was living in 1877. 

1722. *Daniel, b. Oct. 15, 1804, d. Dec. 16, 1846. 

675. 

ABU AH, of Hatfield, Mass., clothier, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah 
Cooley, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born June 14, 1766, removed to H. 
in 1785, and married about 1788, to Orinda Herrick. She was born in 1768, 
and died in May, 1836. He died June 20, 1829. Issue : 

1723. *Lemuel, b. Feb. 5, 1790, d. Feb. 23, 1816. 

1724. Austin, b. Feb. 28, 1794, d. Sept. 8, 1798. 

1725. *Abijah, jr., b. April 4, 1797, d. Sept. 16, 1834. 

1726. *Austin, b. Aug. 9, 1799, d. Jan. 26, 1843. (S. R., Jan. 14.) 

1727. *William Cooley, b. March 16, 1811, d. Oct. 26, 1855. 

676. 

DANIEL, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah 
Cooley, of L.,) was born Dec. 27, 1769, married Anne Spafford, went with 
Gen. Ware to drive the Indians from Ohio, and was never heard from. 
Issue, one son — 

1728. Daniel. 

678. 

JACOB, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Josiah Bliss and Sarah Frost, of 
Monson, Mass.,) was b. in M., Oct. 2, 1752, and married to Abigail Moulton. 
She was born at Brimfield, Mass., and died June 14, 1826. He died April 
24, 1836. Issue : 

1729. *Ithamar, b. April 27, 1778, d. March 4, 1864. 

1730. *Oliver, b. May 2, 1779, d. March 24, 1848. 

1731. Dorcas, b. Oct. 3, 1781. 

1732. *Zenas, b. Feb. 29, 1784, d. July 2, 1841. 

679. 

REUBEN, of Monson, Mass., (son of Josiah Bliss and Sarah Frost, of 
M.,) was born March 8, 1754, and married Aug. 6, 1778-9, to Ruth Moul- 
ton, who died June 27, 1839, set. 83 yrs. He died Dec. 9, 1830. Issue : 



128 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1733. Anna, b. July 6, 1780, m. Simeon Bumsted, Wilbraham, Mass., and d. July 20, 1840. 

1734. *Gideon, b. Jan. 30, 1782. 

1735. *Reuben, b. March 16, 1784. 

1736. Ruth, b. Jan. 9, 1786. 

1737. Elmira, b. Feb. 23, 1789, m. Willard Blodgett, Union, Conn., and d. March 23, 1854. 

1738. Eli, b. May 8, 1790, farmer, Monson, m. Lucy Chandler, of Ohio. 

1739. Rachel, b. March 19, 1797, d. Sept. 11, 1876, un. m. 

683. 

MOSES, of West Winfield, N. Y., farmer and carpenter, (son of Josiah 

Bliss and Sarah Frost, of Monson, Mass.,) was born Aug. 1, 17G3, was a 

soldier in the revolutionary army, and removed to N. Y. State about 179G. 

He was married April 23, 1793, to Beulah Wood, of Monson. She was born 

Jan. 19, 1774, and died at W., Oct. 23, 1872. He died at W., Jan. 24, 1844. 
Issue : 

1740. Martin B., b. at M., Jan. 11, 1794, d. Feb. 22, 1795. 

1741. Rosannah, b. at M., Dec. 22, 1795, d. at Plainncld, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1798. 

1742. Roxsina, b. at Plainfield, N. Y., June 24, 1797, n. m., was a tailoress, and resided (1878) 

in Lowville, Pa. 

1743. * Albert, b. at P., March 28, 1800. 

1744. Bethesda, b. at P., May 25, 1803, m. March 28, 1830, Josiah Rood, farmer, of P., and d. 

Feb. 7,1837. 

1745. Amanda, b. at P., Aug. 16, 1809, m. March 18, 1843, Thos. Austin, farmer, of Winfield, 

and resides at Unadilla Forks, N. Y. 

1746. Emeline, b. at P., March 31, 1813, m. 1840, Henry C. Berdick, farmer, of Winfield, and 

resides at Knoxboro, N. Y. 

683. 

AARON, of Monson, Mass., farmer, (son of Josiah Bliss and Sarah Frost, 
of Monson,) was born in M., 1767, and married in 1793, to Azubah Har- 
vey. She was born in 1773, and d. March 7, 1840. He d. in 1822. Issue : 

1747. *ETHAN, b. in M., July 6, 1794, d. Nov. 21, 1858. 

1748. *Atjstin, b. May 27, 1796, d. Dec. 15, 1875. 

1749. Aaron, jr., b. Feb. 21, 1798, resided at M., n. m. 

1750. Orrin, b. Feb. 13, 1802, d. April 6, 1805. 

1751. Caroline, b. Jan. 19, 1804, n. m. 

1752. Horace, b. Nov. 2, 1806, n. m. 

17 J3. Lucina, b. Sept. 2, 1808, m. Joshua Graves, Palmer, Mass. 

684. 

SAMUEL, of Monson, Mass., (son of Josiah Bliss and Sarah Frost, of 
M.,) was born May 1, 1779, and married to Polly Lynde. She was born 
March 20, 1772, and died March 7, 1845. He died Aug. 2, 1858. Issue : 

1754. Betsey, b. at Monson, Sept. 6, 1794, m. Daniel Wood, farmer, of West Winfield, and d. 

Dec. 27, 1857. Issue : 1. M. J. Wood, b. Aug. 5, 1826, m. in 1870, Alpha Smith, 
of W., and aft. in 1871, Aaron Rice, and resides in Sauquoit, N. Y. 2. D. Lirids, b. 
in W., August 22, 1830, m. Ann Armstrong, of Petersburg, Va., where they reside. 
3. Lyman B., b. in W., Aug. 5, 1834, m. May 28, 1874, Mary Edwards, and resides 
at W. W. 

1755. Elvira, b. in Monson, April 15, 1796, m. Joseph Eels, cabinet maker, of W. W., and d. 

April 12, 1865. Issue : 1. Calvin, is m. and lives in Battle Creek, Mich. 2. A dau., 
residence unknown to compiler. 

1756. Polly, b. at Monson, April 1, 1798, m. Jan. 14, 1819, Daniel Walker, of W. W., and was 

living in 1878 ; issue : 1. Timothy G., (Dr.,) b. in W., Oct. 14, 1819, m. May 29, 1843, 
Harriet Fosket, who d. in 1862. He afterwards m. Harriet Woodruff, and now re- 
sides in Cberry Creek, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 3. Samuel, b. in Brownville, N. Y., 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 129 

Sept. 26, 1821, d. in W., May 3, 1843. 3. Watson C, (Dr.) b. Sept. 6, 1824, in W. 
W., where lie now resides. 4. Charles, b. in W., July 6, 1827, and d. there, Jan. 28, 
1850. 5. Clarissa, b. in W., July 5, 1830, d. there, March 1,1834. 6. Jerome B., b. 
in W., Dec. 17, 1833, m. June 24, 1874, Miss P. A. Warner, in Hamlet, N. Y., where 
he is a hotel proprietor. 7. H. D. Walker, b. Sept. 23, 1838, in W. W., and 1. there. 

1757. *Caivin, b. at Plainfield, N. Y., May 1, 1800, d. Nov. 17, 1842. 

1758. *Charles, b. at Plainfield, July 4, 1802. 

1759. Rosanna, b. at P., Dec. 14, 1804, m. Joseph Smith, of West Winfield, and d. May 5, 1858. 

Issue : — a son and two daughters : — Isaac L., b. in W. W., Dec. 8, 1S24, was a teacher, 
and died at Waterville, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1875. Harriet, m. a Mr. Swift, and lives in Al- 
leghany Co., N. Y. The other daughter's residence is unknown to the compiler. 

1760. Patty, b. in Plainfield, Oct. 10, 1807, m. Jas. Wood, and resides ('78) in Clarkesville, NY. 

1761. Watson, b. in Winfield, Sept. 2, 1810, d. June 23, 1821. 

1762. *Sahuel, b.'in W., March 28, 1812. 

1763. Isaac, b. in Plainfield, June 6, 1816, — (a wintry day in summer, snow falling all the day,) 

married Sylvia Wittier, — 4 dau., lived in Lapeer, N. Y., 1878. He resided in L. 

691. 

ISAAC, jr., of Warren, Mass., (son of Dea. Isaac Bliss and Hannah 
Hubbard, of W..,) was born Aug. 8, 1759, and married Sept. 11, 1783, to 
Ruth Hitchcock, of Brimfield, Mass., (her father being the first white child 
born in that town,) — lived with his father on the homestead farm, and suc- 
ceeded him in its ownership. Of his ten children, three are now (1877)> 
living, each over seventy-five years of age, and at least three of the others 
were over seventy-five at the dates of their death. He died June 28,. 1826 ; 
and she died Dec. 23, 1837, set. 76 yrs. Issue : 

1764. *Joel, b. Jan. 24, 1785, d. Feb. 27, 1862. 

1765. *Luther, b. Dec. 5, 1786, d. April 17, 1867. 

1766. Persis, (dau.) b. Oct. 4, 1788, d. un. m., at Brimfield, Oct. 16, 1869. 

1767. Asenath, b. Nov. 4, 1790, m. in 1838, James Stebbins, of Homer, N. Y., where she d. 

1768. Hannah, b. June 11, 1792, m. Nov., 1837, Nathaniel Walker, of Sturbridge, Mass., where 

she died. 

1769. *Daniel, b. Oct. 9, 1795, d. Nov. 29, 1833. 

1770. Ruth, b. Nov, 18, 1796, m. May, 1822, Benj. Sherman, Brimfield, and resides with a m. 

dau. in Wisconsin. 

1771. *Samuel Hopkins, h. Sept. 8, 1799. 

1772. Patty, b. Dec. 19, 1801, m. Feb. 1832, Marcus Hitchcock, , of Brimfield, where she now 

resides. 

1773. *Isaac, b. Aug. 28, 1804. 

693. 

Dr. DANIEL, of Chandlersville, O., (son of Dea. Isaac Bliss and Han- 
nah Hubbard, of Warren, Mass.,) was born April 10, 1761, and was a phy- 
sician of large and successful practice. He was married June 6, 1789, to 
Prudence, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Chandler, of Vermont. She 
was born at Litchfield, Conn., Sept. 18, 1766, and died Jan. 15, 1853. He 
died March 17, 1842. Issue : 

1774. Laurinda O, b. March 9, 1790, m. her cousin, Samuel Chandler, of Warsaw, HI., where 

she now resides — (1879.) 

1775. *Samuel, b. May 22, 1791, d. Aug. 14, 1852. 

1776. * Jeffrey, b. May 30, 1793, d. Aug. 16, 1825. 

1777. Luna, b. Dec. 12, 1794, m. Jas. C. Linn, of McConnelsville, and d. at Zanesville, O., Nov. 

16, 1875-6. 

1778. *Henry, b. Oct. 10, 1796, d. Jan. 7, 1877. 

1779. *Augustus, b. July 29, 1798, d. April 16, 1S48-9. 

17 



100 BLIS* FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1780. Hannah, b. March 1, 1800, in. Robert Hunter, Norwich, Ohio, and d. Oct. 18, 1831. 

1781. Amanda, b. Dec. 29, 1801, d. April 13, 1803. 

1782. Albert, b. Aug. 16, 1803, d. set. 10 or 15 years. 

1783. Jesse Chandler, b. Jan. 17, 1805, d. Sept. 29, (22?) 1827. 

1784. Nancy, b. Dec. 20, 1807, m. Wm. B. Hunter, of O, and d. in July or August, 1853. 

1785. Mercy, b. Nov. 12, 1809, m. John Stevens, of C, and they resided (1879) in Zanesville, 

— merchant. 

695. 

SAMUEL, of Wolcott, Vt., (son of Samuel Bliss and Abigail [Rumrill] 
Weld, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born in 17G6, and married Oct. 22, 
1788, to Orenda, daughter of Samuel and Lydia [Morey] Phelps, of Hebron, 
Conn. She was born April (10 ?) 16, 1765, and died Nov. 27, 1831, (1821?) 
This family removed to Orford, N. H., about 1771, and aft. to W. Issue : 

1786. Abigail, b. Dec. 12, 1790, m. Joshua Cook, of Chicopee, Mass. 

1787. Lydia, b. April 7, 1792, m. Amos Tyler, and d. in Canada. 

1788. Cynthia, b. Oct. 23, 1793, m. Solomon Butterfield. 

1789. Polly, b. June 22, 1795, m. William Daniels. 

1790. Lucy, b. Aug. 28, 1797, m. Benj. Downs. 

1791. Sarah, b. Jan. 11, 1799, m. Moses C. Abbott. 

1792. *Samuel Phelps, b. May 14, 1803, d. Dec. 25, 1870. 

696. 

Dea. SOLOMON, of the Congregational Church in Fairlee, and after- 
wards in Bradford, Vt., (son of Samuel Bliss and Abigail [Rumrill] Weld, 
of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Dec. 14, 1767, and became an active 
worker in the church, — a man of strong faith, — a strict orthodox of the Pu- 
ritan stamp, who wanted all to become Christians. About 1837-8 he was 
engaged as a colporteur, in which business he was very successful, dis- 
tributing and selling many religious books. It is said that he had a word 
of exhortation for all. He was a Justice of the Peace in Fairlee for fourteen 
years. He was married Feb. 5, 1795, to Jerusha, daughter of Eber Strong, 
of Marlboro, Conn., who died July 17, 1817, set. 50 years. Issue : 

1793. Priscilla, b. Feb. 6, 1796, d. at Saratoga, N. Y., June 20, 1827. 

1794. Anna, b. Aug. 21, 1797, m. Sept. 12, 1826, Ozias King, of Fairlee, and resides in Brad- 

ford, (1879.) He died. 

1795. Enoch, b. Oct. 8, 1799, m. Oct. 11, 1828, Mindwell Daniels, of Orford, N. H., and died at 

Bradford soon after, without issue. 

1796. Jerusha, born May 25, 1803, m. Nov. 22, 1830, Samuel West Shaw, of B., and after his 

death, (March 12, 1832,) she m. JohnMetcalf, of Piermont, N. H., May, 1S34, and is 
still living, (1877.) No issue. 

1797. Sophia, b. Dec. 18, 1806, m. Dec. 25, 1833, Jonathan Smith, Fairlee. 

1798. *Alfred, b. May 29, 1811. 

The father was afterwards married, May 20, 1818, to Patty Strong, (sis- 
ter of his first wife,) who died Aug. 21, 1850, set. 70 years. He died Sept. 
27, 1853. Issue : 

1799. Celecta, b. Feb. 26, 1819, d. Aug. 30, 1837, — a member of the Congregational church in 

B., 1837. 

699. 

NATHAN, of Springfield, Mass., farmer, (son of Nathan Bliss and Abi- 
gail Burt, of S.,) was b. in S., March 19, 1765, and married about 1790, to 
Mary Morgan, who died Nov. 3 1839. Issue. 



EIGHTn GENERATION. 131 

1800. Cynthia, b. Aug. 5, 1791, m. in 1810, Isaiah Call, of S. Issue: 1. Mary Ann, b. 1812. 

2. Amos, b. 1814. 3. Abigail, b. Oct. 1S17. 4. Harriet, b. 1819. 5. Cynthia, b. 
about 1821. 6. Eliza Ann, b. about 1S23. 7. Sarah B., b. about 1826-7. 8. A son. 

1801. Makt, born Feb. IS, 1793, rn. in 1S17, Philip F. Aspinwall, of S., —five ch. 

1802. *Josiah, b. March 1, 1795, d. March 20-22, 1840. 

1803. *Eleazer, h. April 8, 1797. 

1804. Abigail, b. March 3, 1799, m. in 1816, Benjamin Howard, of S., and had a son Benjamin. 

1805. Harriet, b. May 10, 1802, m. a Mr. Rathbun, cooper, of S., and d., s. p. 

1806. *Henry, b. June 14, 1804. 

1S07. *Nathan, jr., b. Aug. 1, 1806, d. Dec. 28, 1864. 

It is thought the father married, for his second wife, Roxanna , and 

that after his death, (which occurred Nov. 21, 1851,) she married Horace 
Webster, and died Aug. 17, 1858, aet. 81 years. 

701. 

GAIUS, of Springfield, Mass., farmer, (son of Nathan Bliss and Abigail 
Burt, of S.,) was born in S., Jan. 11, 1769, and married Nov. 17, 1798, to 
Temperance, daughter of Pliny and Constance Leonard. She was born 
July 2, 1771, and died April 9, 1850. He died March 17, 1851. Issue : 

1808. Herman, h. Nov. 29, 1799, d. May 6, 1823, un. m. 

1809. Chloe, b. July 20, 1801, m. Oct. 3, 1854, as the second wife of Elijah Blake, jr., of Spring. 

field. He was b. in Torrington, Conn., in 1784. 

1810. Lucy, h. April 10, 1803, m. April 3, 1836, Calvin Barker and resided at Millbury, Mass. 

1811. Robert H., b. Jan. 28, 1806, d. un. m., Aug. 17, 1831,— drowned. 

1812. Alfred, b. Sept. (11-12) 1808, d. Sept. 9, 1809. 

1813. Alfred, b. Aug. 13, 1810-11, d. Nov. 14, 1877, was un. m, lived in Union Grove, Meeker 

Co., Minn., farmer. 

710. 

SAMUEL, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Justin Bliss and Elizabeth 
Cooley, of S.,) was born March 2, 1796, and married May 1, 1817, to Rubie, 
daughter of Erastus and Rubie Eldridge, of S. She was born Jan. 29, 1797, 
and died in S., Feb. 12, 1877. He died May 10, 1826. Issue : 



1814. Caroline Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1818. 

713. 

WILLIAM, of Northampton, Mass., carpenter, (son of William Bliss and 
Eleanor Sikes, of Belchertown, Mass.,) was born Jan. 6, 1776, and married 
at N., Sept, 9, 1798, to Martha, daughter of Timothy Parsons, of N. She 
was born Nov. 6, 1779, and died March 27, 1834. He was insane for twen- 
ty-five or thirty years before his death, which occurred April 1, 1855. Issue : 

1815. Maria, born at N., Sept. 6, 1799, m. May 29, 1816, Chas. J. Allen, of New Haven, Oonn., 

where she d. Feb. 10, 1873. 

1816. Chester Parsons, b. at N., July 13, 1801,— lost at sea, ab. 1820,— un. m. 

1817. Martha, b. Sept. 28, 1803, m. Nov. 7, 1S26, James H. Dunham, Pittsfield, Mass., where 

she d. May 6, 1852. 

1818. *William, b. Feb. 6, 1806, d. Dec. 13-14, 1842. (S. R. Dec. 6.) 

1S19. Caroline, b. Feb. 14, 1809, m. March 14, 1827, Chas. P. Kingsley, of N., where she died 
Dec. 7, 1867. 

1820. *Edward Eli, b. Oct. 11, 1811. 

1821. Nancy, b March 29, 1814, m. Aug. 5, 1835, Luther B. Graves, Williamstown, Mass., and 

d. at Pittsfield, Mass., April 25, 1845, leaving one daughter, now the wife of Abner 
Kingman, of Boston. 

1822. *George, b. April 21, 1S16. 

1823. Laura Lee, b. June 12, d. Aug. 4, 1819. # 

1824. Henry Hubbard, b. June 19, 1820, d. July 8, 1821 

1825. *Theodore, b. Aug. 23, 1822. 



132 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

721. 

JOHN, of Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y., farmer and carpenter, (son of Gad 
Bliss and Abiah Colton, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Aug. 30, 1779, 
and married Dee. 20, 1803, to Sarah Foster, who died at Plainfield, 111., 
Nov. 6, 1864. He left home, and his family never knew when or where he 
died. Issue : 

1826. *John Stebbins, b. Jan. 30, 1805, d. June 17, 1858. 

1827. *Henry, b. Jan. 7, 1808. 

1828. * Allen, b. March 26, 1810. 

1S29. Fanny, born Sept. 10, 1812, m. May 29, 1835, Paris Woolwortb, of Turin, and resided in 
Plainfield, 111. He d. at Roekford, 111., Feb. 10, 1864. Issue : 1. Wayne P. Wool- 
worth, b. in T., Dec. 2, 1836, died in Galesburg, 111., Nov. 29, 1855. 2. Frances E. 
Woolworth, b. in T., April 11, 1838, m. Jan. 25, 1866, George W. Patterson, of Rock- 
ford. 3. Owen L., b. in Plainfield, 111., Feb. 7, 1848, d. May 9, 1856. 

1830. Alfred, b. Feb. 12, 1815, was a tinsmith at T.,— in. at Rocky Hill, Conn., Dec. 25, 1839, 

Elizabeth Robbins, and d. at Portland, Conn., Jan. 3, 1877. 

722. 

ELIJAH WORTHINGTON, of Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y., Wind- 
ham, Conn., and of Brockport, N. Y., (where he died,) was a merchant, 
and was a son of Gad Bliss and Abiah Colton, of Springfield, Mass. He 
was born June 3, 1781, and married May 22, 1815, to Lucy, daughter of 
Hezekiah Ripley, of Windham. She was born May 10, 1794. He died 
July 28, 1845. Issue: 

1831. *George Ripley, b. in S., June 20, 1816. 

1832. Harriet Amelia, b. in S., March 27, 1818, m. Austin Harmon, of B. 

1833. *Henry Wokthington, b. in W., Nov. 24, 1822. 

728. 

STEPHEN, of Springfield, Mass., and Wellsborough, Tioga Co., Penn., 
(son of Daniel Bliss and Mary Morgan, of S.,) was born Aug. 9, 1784, and 
married Nov. 6, 1806, to Charlotte, daughter of Robert and Asenath Bailey, 
who was born May 3, 1788. He removed to Pa., in September, 1827, and 
died April 25, 1848. Issue, all born in S. : 

1834. Charlotte B., b. April 7, 1808, m. Chas. Spencer, Tioga. 

1835. Sophia H., b. May 3, 1810, m. Rankin Lewis, of W. 

1836. *John Smith, b. June 7, 1812. 

1837. *Willson Stephen, b. Jan. 1, 1813. 

1838. Asenath O., b. March 23, 1815, m. Benj. Getchell, Iowa. 

1839. Nancy L., b. May 8, 1819, m. Benj. Van Horn, of W. 

1840. *William T., b. Aug. 8, 1822. 

734. 

PLINY, of Rochester, Vt., farmer, (son of Elijah Bliss and Charlotte 
Bagg, of R.,) was born at Springfield, Mass., in July, 1787, removed to R. 
the following year, with his father, — and was drafted in the war of 1812, 
but was never brought into action. He was married, about 1807, to Han- 
nah King. She was born in 1785, and died at R., Aug. 24, 1856. He died 
at R., in June, 1848. Issue, born at R. : 

1841. George W., b. in 1808, d. in 1810. 

1842. *Eluah A., b. Oct. 30, 1811-12, d. Jan. 5, 1847. 

1843. Zerena K., b. in Aug., 1815, m. in Sept., 1849, Harvey Guernsey, farmer, of Montpelier, 

Vt., who d. in June, 1866, leaving one child, Olive P., residing with her mother at 
Montpelier. 

1844. *Chester G., b. March 20, 1819-20, d. Oct. 7, 1865. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 133 

737. 

Dea. DAVID, of Wilmington, Vt., and of Riley, Clinton Co., Mich., 
saddle and harness maker, (son of David Bliss and Lucy Stebbins, of 
Springfield, Mass., and Hartford, Conn.,) was born in S., April 14, 1791, 
— was for a number of years Deacon of the Congregational Church in Wil- 
mington, — removed to Bennington, Vt., in 1835-6, thence to Shaftsbury, 
Vt., and in 1849 to Riley, Mich., where he died in May, 1860. He was mar- 
ried about May, 1812, to Samantha Griswold. She was born in Wilming- 
ton in 1794, and died in Riley, Dec. 27, 1863. Issue, born in W., except 
the last child : 

1845. *Stebbins Clark, b. April 19, 1814. 

1846. Lucy, b. in 1816, d. in 1820. 

1847. Samantha Amanda, b. Oct. 22, 1818, m. Dec. 10, 1839, Josiah H. Bartlett, mechanic, of 

Arlington, Vt., and d. at Dorset, Vt., Sept. 15, 1851. Issue— b. at Dorset : 1. Chas., 
b. March 22, 1844, 1. at Racine, Wis. 2. Frances, b. Sept. 10, 1846. 3. William, b. 
Feb. 27, 1849, — a mechanic, at Manchester, Vt. 
, 1848. Lucy Maria, born in 1820, m. at Ballston Spa, N. T., April 7, 1849, to James Hodges, 
farmer, of B. S. He was b. at Pittstown, N. T., Dec. 18, 1819. She died at Riley, 
Mich., Dec. 7, 1861. Issue — b. and resident at R., farmers : 1. William, b. Feb. 2, 
1851. 2. Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1852. 3. David, b. Dec. 9, 1860. 4. Adaline, b. Feb. 
14, 1864. 

1849. Adaline Chloe, b. April 13, 1822, m. April 3, 1849, Cyrus B. Pratt, farmer, of Ballston 

Spa, N. Y., and d. at Riley, Aug. 4, 1861. He was b. at Lanesborough, Mass., Dec. 
1, 1820. Issue — b. at R. : 1. Leslie Benjamin, b. April 17, 1852. 2. Emma Eldora, 
b. April 17, 1854. 3. Orville Cyrus, b. July 20, 1861. 

1850. Sabrina Hortentia, b. June 7, 1824, m. ab. 1843, Merritt Temple. He was b. at Sun- 

derland, Vt., Sept. 20, 1812, and they resided (1879) at Riley. Issue— b. at Sunder- 
land, except two : 1. John S., b. Sept. 24, 1844, mechanic at Tecumseh, Mich., m. 
Nov. 12, 1866, Helen Ide. 2. Emily Bliss, born May 5, 1846, m. Nov. 9, 1871, John 
Vangerson, farmer and lumber merchant, of Bengal, Mich. 3. Lucretia Louisa, b. 
July 30, 1848, m. Jan. 1, 1876, Cyrus Pope, farmer, of Bengal. 4. Bliss Merritt, b. 
Nov. 4, 1850, farmer at Riley, m. July 6, 1876, Clara Stewart. 5. Fanny Samantha, 
b. April 20, 1853, m. Sept. 10, 1875, Thomas Jones, farmer, of Riley. 6. Herbert, b. 
March 16, 1856, d. at R., March 5, 1862. 7. Ida, b. Feb. 11, 1858, d. at R., Feb. 5, 
1863. 8. Rhoda S., b. March 5, 1861, 1. at R. 9. Herbert, b. Jan. 1, 1863, 1. at R. 
10. Minnie, b. at R., Dec. 15, 1866, 1. at R. 11. Bertha, born at R., April 11, 1869, 
living at Riley. 

1851. Emily, d. at Ballston Spa, in April, 1848. 

1852. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Osborn, of Ballston Spa, where she d. 

1853. *David Pitney, b. March 24, 1828. 

1854. *Horatio Simeon, b. April 17, 1830. 

1855. * Augustus Lamar, b. in Nov., 1833. 

1856. Henry William, b. Dec. 16, 1834, farmer at Riley, m. Oct. 5, 1862, by Cyrus B. Pratt, 

to Clarissa E. Welton, fifth child of Mrs. E. M. Welton, of A., (b. at Akron, Ind., 
Sept. 16, 1842,) — no issue. 

1857. *Sidney Jared, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt., Sept. 2, 1839. 

742. 

CALVLTST, of Springfield, Mass., carpenter and builder, (son of Reuben 
Bliss and Elizabeth Hitchcock, of S.,) was born Sept. 23, 1753, and mar- 
ried March 28, 1781, to Lucy Hale, of Longmeadow, Mass. She was born 
Aug. 13, 1755, and died July 23, 1833. He died Feb. 2, 1814. Issue : 

1858. Lucinda, b. Aug. 25, 1788, m. Dec. 11, 1808, Harvey Blake, and d. Sept. 14, 1822. 

1859. *Henry, b. Dec. 8, 1789, d. Aug. 22, 1844. (S. R. 2d.) 

1860. Chauncey, b. May 28, 1793, d. Oct. 6, 1794. 



134 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

744. 

STOUGHTON, of East Windsor, Conn., (son of Reuben Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Hitchcock, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Sept. 5, 1758, and occu- 
pied and died on the estate previously owned by his grandfather, Pelatiah 
Bliss. He was married Dec. 7, 1780, to Zerviah, daughter of Preserved 
and Rachel [Kilbourn] White, of S. She was born March 19, 1758, and 
died April 26, 1832. He died at E. W., May 7, 1836. Issue : 

1S61. Jonathan, b. Oct. 6, 1781, m., but d. (without issue,) at Cleveland, O., Nov. 16, 1823. 

1862. Lucy, b. Jan. 21, 1785, m. in Nov. 1820, Jonathan Blake, of 8., and d. Jan. 16, 1824; one 

daughter, Maria W., ni. a Mr. Cooley, and resides in Baltimore. 

1863. Nancy, b. April 28, 1787, d. Sept. 28, 1867. 

1864. *William, b. Jan. 3, 1790, d. Sept. 8, 1828. 

1865. *Pelatiah, b. April 15, 1792, d. March 31, 1866. 

1866. Reuben, b. Jan. 28, 1795, d. Dec. 31, 1796. 

1867. Reuben, b. Feb. 23, 1799, res. in So. Windsor, un. m. in 1859. 

745. 

PITT, of Springfield, Mass., and Norfolk, Conn., (son of Reuben Bliss 
and Elizabeth Hitchcock, of S.,) was born Dec. 8, 1760, and married about 
1790, to Sarah Burt. She died at N., July 31, 1853, at. 83 years. He died 
Sept. 4, 1810. Issue : 

1808. *Edward, b, April 14, 1791, d. Nov. 20, 1865. 

1869. Francis, b. in 1792, d. at N., Nov. 1, 1836, un. m. 

1870. Maria, b. Sept. 17, 1795. 

1871. Harriet, b. Sept. 20, 1801, m. June 3, 1823, Elijah Loomis, of East Windsor, Conn., and 

resided in West Norfolk, Conn. She d. Nov. 9, 1868. He -was a son of Dea. Amasa 
Loomis and Priscilla Birge, of South Windsor, and was b. Nov. 1, 1792. 

746. 

FESTUS, of Springfield, Mass., carpenter, (son of Reuben Bliss and 
Elizabeth Hitchcock, of S.,) was born Nov. 10, 1762, and married Oct. 31, 
1790, to Mary, daughter of Charles and Abigail [Wolcott] Rockwell, of 
East Windsor, Conn. She was born July 27, 1767, and died April 27, 1820. 
He died June 15, 1810. Issue — all born in the same house, in S. : 

1872. Elihu, b. Feb. 26, 1792, d. Feb. 8, 1S10. 

1873. Sidney, b. Oct. 21, 1794, d. July 6, 1800. 

1874. Charles Rockwell, b. Oct. 10, 1796, d. Feb. 26, 1830, un. m. 

1875. Ralph, b. June 15, 1798, d. Sept. 21, 1799. 

1876. Mary, b. Sept. IS, 1800, d. March 22, 1847, un. in. 

1877. Lewis, b. Nov. 21, and d. Nov. 25, 1802. 

1878. *Sidney, b. June 21, 1805, d. in 1870. 

1879. *Lewis, b. Dec. 6, 1806. 

1880. Celia, b. Nov. 26, 1808, m. Dec. 8, 1831, Josiah Wright, of Syracuse, N. Y., and d. June 

6, 1S70. He has resided in Janesville, Wis., for the last twenty-six years, and has al- 
ways been prominently connected with the Congregational church. 

747. 

PAUL, of Springfield, Mass., carpenter, (son of Reuben Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Hitchcock, of S.,) was born Aug. 20, 1766, and married April 16, 1790, 
to Abigail Munn, of S. She was b. in 1767, and d. Sept. 8, 1799. Issue : 

1881. Eliza, b. Jan. 24, 1791, m. Feb. 1, 1815, Levi Stillman, of New Haven, Conn., and d. Nov. 

9, 1818. 

1882. *Srth, b. April 23, 1793, d. April 8, 1879. 

1883. Ralph, b. July 13, and d. Sept. 6, 1796. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 135 

The father was afterwards married Sept. 14, 1800, to Nancy, daughter of 
Abial and Mary Collins, of S. She was born April 24, 1774, and died Oct. 
9, 1828. He died June 1, 1813. Issue : 

1884. Nancy, b. June 22, 1801, m. May 22, 1827, Geo. "W. Rice, of Hartford, Conn. He was a 

son of William Rice and Martha Goulding, of Hartford. 

1885. *Ralph, b. May 5, 1804. 

1886. Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1808,— n. m., d. ab. 1878-9. She was a philanthropist. 

1887. *Elihu, b. June 11, 1812. 

748. 

PELATIAH, of Springfield, Mass., carpenter and builder, (son of Reu- 
ben Bliss and Elizabeth Hitchcock, of S.,) was born May 5, 1770, and mar- 
ried Nov. 13, 1794, to Mary, daughter oi Thomas Stebbins. She was born 
Feb. 2, 1771, and died Aug. 7, 1833. He died July 21, 1826. Issue : 

1888. Zeryiah, b. July 24, 1796, d. Aug. 7, 1812,— sometimes recorded as " Deniab." 

1889. Joannah, b. Jan. 29, 1799, d. March 23, 1800. 

767. 

Hon. WILLIAM BLOWERS, of Halifax, N. S., (son of Hon. Jonathan 
Bliss and Mary Worthington, of St. John and Fredericton, N. B.,) was b. 
Aug. 28, 1795, — was at one time an influential member of the Nova Scotia 
Legislature, and afterwards became Chief Justice of the Province. He was 
married to a daughter of Chief Justice S. S. Blowers, (see p. 75,) of Nova 
Scotia, and had issue : 

1890. Mary, m. Jan. 4, 1855, Rt. Rev. Hibbert Binney, D. D., Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia. 

1891. A daughter m. Senator Odell, of Fredericton, N. B. 

1892. A daughter m. Bishop Kelley, of Newfoundland. 

1893. Two sons are clergymen of the Established Church, in England. 

769. 

JEDUTHAN, of West Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Col. Pelatiah 
Bliss and Ruth Woodworth, of W. S.,) was born April 10, 1774, and mar- 
ried May 7th, 1805, to Susannah, daughter of Stephen and Mary [Thorp] 
Tracy. She was born in Peru, Mass., in 1778, and died Aug. 7, 1868. He 
died May 5, 1855. Issue : 

1895. Delia, b. March 18, 1806, m. Sept. 11, 1834, Eben Weston, of W. S., and died Sept. 21, 

1859. Issue : 1. Eugene, b. Sept. 24, 1835. 2. Walter, b. Dec. 19, 1836. 3. Mary 
A. C, b. Oct. 17, 1838. 4. Samuel H., b. Feb. 28, 1840— dead. 5. Clarence, b. Nov. 
6, 1842— dead. 6. Susan T., b. Jan. 14, 1847. 7. Lucy B., b. June 7, 1850. 

1896. Henry G., b. March 15, 1807, went to Texas, and was there when Santa Anna was cap- 

tured. He d. Nov. 30, 1837, un. m. 

1897. Luke, b. April 29, 1809, m. May 26, 1846, Elizabeth A. Lanier. She was b. Nov. 14, 1828, 

and d. Nov. 9, 1848. He was afterwards m. in Springfield, June 16, 1858-9, to Lucy 
M. Smith, (b. 1812,)— no issue. He resided twenty-four years in Georgia,— is a mer- 
chant, and at present (1878) postmaster at Mittineague, Mass. 

1898. Susan, b. March 11, 1811, m. May 9, 1848, John D. Smith, farmer, of W. S., and is now 

(1877) living, s. p. He was a son of Daniel and Sally Smith, of W. S., and was b. 1805. 

1899. Jane, b. Nov. 14, 1813, d. April 15, 1820. 

1900. Mary Ruth, b. Jan. 8, 1815, m. Feb. 13, 1850, Lorin Beals and is now (1877) living. One 

son Horace II., b. June 5, 1853. 

1901. Jeduthan, jr., b. Feb. 26, 1818, — living, un. in. 

1902. Velatiaii Lawrence, b. March 7, 1821, d. in San Francisco, Cal., March 4,1851. 



136 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

777. 
GENUBATH, of West Springfield, Mass., boot and shoe manufacturer, 
(son of Caleb Bliss and Hannah VanHorn, of W. S.,) was born in W. S., 
June 13, 1780, and married June 28, 1810, to Lucretia, daughter of David 
and Meribah Ashley. She was born in W. S., May 1, 1782, and died there, 
Jan. 10, 1865. He d. in N. Y. City, March 28, 1868. Issue— b. at W. S. : 

1903. Juliette, born Aug. 16, 1811, m., Nov. 7, 1832, Dr. EbenezerH. Rockwood, of Enfield, 

Mass. A son, Ebenezer Arthur, India Rubber merchant, Buffalo, N. Y. 

1904. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1813, m. Sept. 1, 1847, Joseph M. Griggs, of Springfield, Cashier 

and General Ticket Agent Western R. R. 

1905. *Justin Ashley, b. March 6, 1816. 

779. 

ELIJAH, of West Springfield, Mass., shoemaker, (son of Caleb Bliss 
and Hannah Van Horn, of W. S.,) was born at that place, Feb. 19, 1783, 
and married Oct. 31, 1804, to Lucy, daughter of Derrick (?) and Rachel 
VanHorn, of W. S. She was born May 30, 1785, and died March 19, 1863. 
He died Ajiril 15, 1854. Issue — born at W. S. : 

1906. Edward, b. Jan. 24, 1807, was a merchant, and d. at Alton, 111., July 27, 1833, un. m. 

1907. Lucy, b. April 6, 1810, m. John Hunt, Vernon, Conn., and d. Feb. 24, 1848. 

1908. Marietta, b. June 19, 1812, m. Daniel Ely, of W. S. 

1909. Nancy, b. June 12, 1814, m. Jan. 3, 1838, Richard Bagg, jr., of W. S., and d. Dec. 21, 

1838. He was a son of Richard Bagg and Flavia Rogers, of W. S., was b. March 20, 
1812, and d. Oct. 29, 1852. 

1910. *Elijah, b. Nov. 17, 1816. 

1911. *Ben.tamin, b. Sept. 21, 1820. 

1912. Catharine, b. Sept. 2, 1822, m. Oct. 27, 1843, Chas. F. Bagg, of W. S. He was a son of 

Abraham Bagg and Sophia Ashley, of W. S., and was b. March 9, 1815. Issue : Su- 
san M., and Henry G. 

780. 

CALEB, of West Springfield, Mass., (son of Caleb Bliss and Hannah 
VanHorn, of W. S.,) was born Jan. 18, 1788, and married Nov. 26, 1813, 
to Joanna, daughter of James and Joanna Wilcox. She was born at Mid- 
dletown, Conn., Jan. 15, 1790, and died Nov. 12, 1861. He died April 2, 
1866. Issue : 

1913. *William Gibson, b. Oct. 25, 1814. 

1914. Ann Maria, born Nov. 10, 1816, m. Oct. 11, 1838, Wharton, (son of Noah) Lyman, me- 

chanic, of W. S., and Centerville, Ind., (who was b. Nov. 17, 1810, and d. March 11, 
1875.) Issue: George, d; Anna, Fred., both m., Jane and Eva. 

1915. Frances Elizabeth, born April 12, 1819, m. Sept., 1838, Joseph A. Cummings, Ware, 

Mass. Issue: Mary, d., Joseph and Ellen, m., and Augusta. 

1916. *Caleb Strong, b. Jan. 26, 1821. 

1917. *Charles Henry, b. May 15, 1823. 

1918. Henrietta Jane, b. Sept. 10, 1825, m. May 6, 1846, Stephen E. Searle, Southampton, 

Mass. Issue : Clara, Edward, Arthur, Belle, and Nellie. » 

1919. *Dwight Howard, b. Nov. 22, 1827, d. April 7, 1869. 

1920. Diademia Sophia, b. May 29, 1830, m. Sept. 29, 1852, George K. Cutler, merchant, (eon 

of Daniel and ast. 32,) .and had issue : George, Nellie, d., William, Clara, Belle, Linus, 
d., and two babes, d. 

1921. Augusta Louisa, born June 18, 1832, m. Sept. 1, 1853, George C. Fenn, teacher, of Otis, 

Mass., son of Isaac and Anna, of Harwinton, Ct., aet. 28. Issue: Elwyn and a dau. 

1922. *James Edward, b. July 5, 1834, d. Jan. 26, 1868. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 137 

782. 

WILLIAM CHAPIN, of Ckicopee, Mass., (then a part of Springfield,) 
son of Dea. Moses Bliss and Abiah Chapin, of C, was b. Sept. 11, 1779, and 
married Oct. 1, 1803, to Phebe, daughter of Levi and Sarah Chapin. She 
was born May 22, 1781, and d. Nov. 12, 1861. He d. May 19, 18G4. Issue : 

1923. Moseph Talcott, b. Jan. 25, 1804. 

1924. *Martin, b. Aug. 30, 1805, d. May 26, 1838. 

1925. *William, b. Dec. 28, 1806, d. Sept. 15, 1858. 

1926. Julius, b. Nov. 17, 1808, d. in 1831. 

1927. *Bbnj. Franklin, b. Oct. 6, 1810, d. Marcb 2, 1859. 

1928. *Moses, b. Oct. 14, 1812. 

1929. Horace, b. Dec. 7, 1814, m. in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1872-3, Mrs. Laura (Vanduker,) 

Meach, resides at Tuscarora, Elko Co., Nevada, and has no issue. He removed 
from Springfield, Mass., in 1832, and t6 California in 1S50. 

1930. *Zelotes, b. March 3, 1817. 

1931. *Edwin, b. July 13, 1819. 

1932. Abiah, b. Feb. 13, 1821, d. Sept. 19, 1841, un. m. 

1933. James Monroe, b. March 10, and d. April 11, 1823. 

1934. Julian Janette, b. Jan. 5, 1825, m. in 1852, John Collins, and resides in Clarkson, Mon- 

roe Co., N. Y. 

1935. *Francis, b. Dec. 20, 1828, d. Aug. 23, 1874. 

785. 

Capt. MOSES, jr., of N. Y. City, (son of Dea. Moses Bliss and Abiah 
Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born Sept. 17, 1788, and married to Mrs. 
Phebe Fennor, of N. Y. City, and died at Tampico, Mexico, Nov. 30, 1825. 
He served in the navy during the war of 1812, and afterwards became a 
sea captain. He was a very large man, and weighed 360 lbs. Issue : 

1936. Lois Abiah, m. and resided in N. Y. 

1937. Moses, d. in infancy. 

787. 

FRANCIS, of Springfield, (Cabotville,) Mass., and of Belle Plaine, Scott 
Co., Minn., hatter, (son of Dea. Moses Bliss and Abiah Chapin, of Chicopee, 
Mass.,) was born Aug. 19, 1793, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was 
wounded in the leg, just above the ankle. He was married Feb. 5, 1824, 
to Nancy J., daughter of Wentworth and Rachel Harrington, Avho was born 
in Westborough, Mass., Dec. 14, 1803, and both were living in 1880. Issue : 

1938. Emeline Maria, born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Sept. 9, 1825, m. in Belle Plaine, Dec. 10, 

1857, John Cottier, who was b. in Douglas, Isle of Man, July 4, 1825. He d. in Ar- 
kansas, June 4, 1866. Issue : John William Cottier, b. in B. P., Sept. 4, 1858. The 
mother was afterwards married in B. P., Dec. 10, 1871, to Frederic Greene, who was 
b. in Amherst, Mass., June 28, 1811. She d. July 4, 1879. 

1939. Henry, b. June 3, 1828, d. Oct. 20, 1831. 

1940. *Stephen Notes, b. Dec. 22, 1830. 

1941. *Wentworth Harrington, b. April 5, 1833. 

1942. Francis, b. April 14, 1834 — enlisted in the army as a private, during the war of the rebel- 

lion,— and is now a tobacconist in St. Louis, Mo. Twice m., but family unknown. 

1943. * Andrew Jackson, b. Feb. 24, 1837. 

1944. David H., b. Jan. 23, and d. Jan. 28, 1840. 

1945. Lois Abiah, b. in S., June 26, 1841, d. in B. P., Aug., 1857. 

1946. Emma Jane, born in S., Dec. 22, 1S44, m. in B. P., January 2, 1864, Charles W. Liemon, 

(Sceimon?) who was born in Parcham, Germany, in Aug., 1836. Issue,— b. in B. P : 
Dora, b. Sept. 20, 1864; Frank, b. June 10, 1867, and d. in Aug., 1869; Flora Maria, 
b. Jan. 20, 1871, was accidentally shot, when about nine years of age. 

1947. Esther, b. in S., Sept. 20, 1850. 

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138 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

789. 

LUTHER, of Lansingbm*g, N". Y., bookseller, (son of Luther Bliss and 
Lovice Stebbins, of Bennington, Vt.,) was born Feb. 8, 1781, and married 
Sept. 19, 1811, to Mary Ann, daughter of Alexander Walsh. He died April 
2, 1854. Issue : 

1048. Jane, b. July 13, 1812, m. June 18, 1832, Charles Stebbins, of L., who was b. April 4, 
1797, and d. April 12, 1835. 

1949. JAMES, b. July 14, 1814, d. Jan. 15, 1821. 

1950. Eliza, b. April 1, 1817, m. Nov. 25, 1846, Alpheus Warren, of L. 

1951. Mart Ann, b. March 9, 1819, d. Jan. 21, 1821. 

1952. *Pelatiah, b. Feb. 22, 1820, d. Nov. 25, 1852. 

790. 

MOSES, of Shelburne, Vt., (son of Luther Bliss and Lovice Stebbins, of 
Bennington, Vt.,) born in B., Aj>ril 13, 1783, was Sheriff or Deputy, and 
Dej^uty Marshal of Chittenden Co., for over twenty years. He was mar- 
ried Aug. 7, 1808, to Mary Pixley, of Burlington, Vt., who died Aug. 30, 
1817. Issue : 

1953. Ann Maria, b. May 30, 1809, m. Albert A. Downing, in Rushville, 111., and d. in Farni- 

ington, Cal., in 1870. 

1954. Edward, b. May 6, 1811, d. Feb. 2, 1812. 

1955. Semantha, b. Dec. 22, 1812, d. Feb. 16, 1821. 

1956. Mart, b. June 4, 1815. 

The father was afterwards married at S., Sept. 28, 1822, to Sophia (M?) 

Isham, who was the first white child born in St. George, Vt. She died at 

Brandon, Vt., Sept. 24, 1870. He died at S., March 31, 1854. Issue— born 
at Burlington, Vt. : 

1957. *George, b. Feb. 23, 1824. 

1958. Martha Harmon, b. Jan. 11, 1826, d. at S., Oct. 26, 1859. 

1959. Sophia, b. Sept. 26, 1828. 

1960. Joshua Isham, (Rev.) b. Nov. 19, 1830, graduated at the Vermont University, at B., in 

1855, was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church by Rt. Rev. Bishop J. H. Hop- 
kins, in Burlington, in 1839, and Priest in the same Church in 1860, — was Rector of 
Trinity Church, in Shelburne from September, 1860, till March, 1862, and now (1878) 
has charge of the parishes at Milton and Georgia, Vt. He was married in B., Sept. 
10, 1860, to Anne, daughter of Carlos Baxter, Esq., of B., (b. Dec. 28, 1835.) No issue. 

791. 

PELATIAH, of Troy, N. Y., bookseller, (son of Luther Bliss and Lovice 
Stebbins, of Bennington, Vt.,) was born at B., April 3, 1785, and \^as mar- 
ried in Troy, Dec. 29, 1810, to Sally, daughter of Richard H. and Theodotia 
[Conklin] Fitch, of T. She was born in Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 28, 1793, 
and died at T., Jan. 2, 1839. He died Sept. 30, 1818. Issue, b. in T. : 

1961. LeGrand Cannon, b. Jan. 13, 1812, merchant in N. Y. City, died in Hartford, Conn., 

Jan. 1, 1851, un. m. 

1962. James Lawrence, b. Nov. 1, 1813, m. in Troy, Sept. 16, 1839, Lydia M. Brintnall, of T., 

and afterwards, at Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 26, 1867, Mrs. Patty H. Cabbel, and died in 
N. Y. City, Feb. 15, 1872. No. issue. He was a merchant. 

1963. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Dec. 4, 1815, resides at 44 Third St., Troy. 

1964. Pelatiah Fitch, b. Aug. 9, 1818, d. March 5, 1819. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 139 

793. 

JAMES COLTON, M. D., of N. Y. City, (son of Luther Bliss and Lo- 
vice Stebbins, of Bennington, Vt.,) was born Jan. 3, 1791, studied medicine 
with Dr. Taylor, of Lansingburg, N. Y., and afterwards with Dr. Burritt, 
of Troy. In the winter of 1811-12 he went to N. Y. City to attend medical 
lectures, and soon entered the office of Dr. Borrowe. He became the resi- 
dent house surgeon of the N. Y. Hospital, and graduated at the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, in 1815, commenced the practice of his profession 
in the city, and rose to great eminence. He filled many important offices 
in various medical and other local institutions, and was an officer in the 
American Tract Society for over thirty j'ears. He was married Nov. 9, 
1819, to Maria, daughter of John P. Mumford, of N. Y. City. She was b. 
Nov. 17, 1793, and died March 2, 1851. Issue : 

1965. Emily, b. Sept. 18, 1820, d. Sept. 18, 1821. 

1966. Emily, b. May 30, 1822, m. ab. 1850-55, Dr. James B. Gould, a surgeon in tbe U. S. Navy, 

and her health failing, they removed to Rome, Italy, where she established, March 
20, 1871, the first evangelical day and Sunday school planted in Rome. Three little 
girls attended the first morning. In the winter of 1872, she had upwards of two hun- 
dred children under regular daily instruction. In the winter of 1872-3 she estab- 
lished a " Christian Home," where a limited number of hopeful children might be 
more systematically educated for useful work in days to come. She also assisted in 
the establishment of the American Union Church in Rome, and was one of the chief 
promoters of the Orphan Asylum in Florence: We might also refer to the earnest 
work of this noble Christian toiler in other channels of usefulness; to her genial hos- 
pitality in ministering to the comfort of thousands of her fellow-citizens during their 
visits to Rome ; — and to the very able and brilliant correspondence she found time 
to furnish the N. Y. " Evening Post," the N. Y. " Observer," and other prominent 
American papers. She rested from her earthly labors, August 31st, 1875, at the an- 
cient city of Perugia, in Italy. She was beloved and respected by all, and her death 
was deeply regretted. He d. of heart disease, in N. Y. City, Dec. 15, 1S79. 

1967. James, b. Aug. 7, 1823, d. July 26, 1824. 

1968. Maria, b. March 9, 1830, d. March 12, 1831. 

The father was afterwards married, April 24th, 1832, to Mrs. Martha, 
[Birdsall,] widow of Ezekiel Geer. She was born Dec. 2, 1793. He died 
Aug. 3, 1855. 

801. 

NOAH, of Brimfield and Warren, Mass., tanner, (son of Samuel Bliss 
and Mary Gleason, of Warren,) was born Jan. 22, 1763, and married June 
16, 1785, to Alice Leavens, of Killingly, Conn. She was born April 28th, 
1763, and died July 1, 1837. He died Sept. 25, 1829. Issue : 

1969. Calvin, (Dr.) b. in W., March 6, 1786, m. March 12, 1812, Fannie, daughter of Jesse and 

Lucy [Keyes] Fletcher, of Ludlow, Vt., and d. Sept. 13, 1813. She was born about 
17S8. No living issue. 

1970. Olive, b. Sept, 10, 17S8, m. May 28, 1811, Abial Pearson, of Windsor, Vt,, and d. Jan. 2S, 

1838. He was a son of William and Hannah Pearson, of W., and was born at Poult- 
ney, Vt., about 1789. He d. about 1875. Eleven ch. 

1971. Lucy, b. July 9, 1791, d. Feb. 16, 1851, un. m. 

1972. *Joseph, b. May 9, 1793, d. May 15, 1874. 

1973. Sophia, b. June 6, 1797, m. Nov. 16, 1825, Reuben Rogers, farmer, of Palmer, Mass., and 

died May 9, 1872. 

1974. *Elisha, b. April 21, 1800. 

1975. *Rufus, b. Dec. 29, 1804. 



140 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

802. 

SAMUEL, of West Brookfield, Mass., farmer, carpenter, wheelwright, 
and cooper, (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary Gleason, of Warren, Mass.,) 
was born at W., Jan. 14, 17G5, and married April 12, 1787, to Mary Shep- 
herd. She was born at W., May 24, 1758, and died Jan. 19, 1850. He d. 
April 3, 1842. Issue : 

,1976. *Samtjel, b. March 3, 1788, d. May 3, 1873. 

1977. Mart, b. March 17, 1790, m. Samuel Rogers, of Brookfield, Mass., and d. April 12, 1859. 

Issue : Samuel, Charles, George, Eli, and Mary. 

1978. David, b. at "W. B., July 16, 1791, farmer, m. Jan. 1, 1845, Sarah Howes Hyde, of Wil- 

liamsburgh, Mass., and d. without issue, Aug. 10, 1856. She was a dau. of Ebenezer 
(or Eleazer) Hyde and Mary Wolcott, of Williamsburgh, where she was born, Feb. 
27, 1806. After Mr. B.'s death she was again in., and d. May 19, 1877, in Rowe, Mass. 

1979. Sarah, b. at W. B., in June, 1797, m. May, 1830, Benj. Rogers, of Brookfield, (brother to 

Samuel,) and d. March 3, 1842. Issue : Sarah, Harriet, William, and Benjamin. 

1980. *Levi, b. April 20, 1798, d. May 22, 1867. 

1981. Tryphena, b. at "W. B., July 9, 1802, d. Aug. 18, 1831, un. m. 

804. 

JONATHAN", of Mexico, N. Y., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary 
Gleason, of Warren, Mass.,) was born Oct. 16, 1770, and married Feb. 11, 
1794, to Mary Bond. She died in M., in 1820. Issue : 

1982. Harry, d. in Mexico, in 1828. 

1983. Nancy, b. in 1801, m. Win. Tompkins, farmer, and resided in Michigan, where she died 

Jan. 7, 1S55. 

1984. Warren, b. in 1803, m. Marsia (Marcia) Anderson, — was a carpenter, resided in Parish, 

Oswego Co., N. Y., where he d. in June, 1874. A son, J. W., is living in Parish. 

The father was afterwards married, March 13, 1825, to Julia Fairchilds, 
and died in M., Aug. 8, 1854. She was living, in 1879, in Colosse, Oswego 
Co., N. Y. Issue: 

1985. Polly, b. in M., Sept. 20, 1827, m. Sept., 1850, Elias Cushman, farmer, of Barnard, Vt., 

and aft. of Dugway, N. Y. He was a son of Josiah Cushman, of B., where he was 
b. Nov. 28, 1826. She d. (May 19?) June 1854. 

1986. Henry Marshall, b. in M., May 29, 1830, m. Jan. 7, 1855, Emma Eliza Johnston. He 

is a farmer at Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y., weighs over 300 pounds, and can carry a 

bushel of wheat in each hand at the same time. 

1987.- Julian, b. in M., Sept. 8, 1S33, m. Dec. 8, 1856, Franklin Johnston, cooper, Syracuse, N.Y. 

1988. Rebecca, b. in Richland, N. Y., March 26, 1836, m. Feb. 18, 1855, Daniel Crim, farmer, 

of Parish. 
1939. Almira, b. in Parish, Dec. 8, 1838, m. Dec. 18, 1856, John Daniels, of Mexico. 

1990. David Harmon, b. in P., July 20, 1840, was a soldier in the Union army, and d. at An- 

tietam, Sept. 19, 1862. 

1991. Harriet, b. in Mexico, May 13, 1845. 

1992. Malittia, b. in M., July 18, 1847, d. young. 

805. 

OLIVER, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss and Mary 
Gleason, of W.,) was born Dec. 2, 1773, and married April 2, 1801, to Bet- 
sey Works. She was born at Sturbridge, Mass., March 1, 1775, and died 
March 2, 1851. He died Aug. 31, 1848. Issue : 

1993. *Rensselaer, b. Nov. 30, 1802, d. Jan. 4, 1871. 

1994. Oliver, b. Aug. 17, 1804, d. Oct. 14, 1805. 

1995. *Charles, b. Sept. 16, 1806. 

1996. Oliver Henry, born Sept. 29, 1808, was a merchant at New Orleans, La. He was m. 

March 10, 1835, to Mary Young, who d. suddenly, Oct. 3, of the same year, and was 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 141 

■buried in Northampton, Mass. He did not again marry, but d. in New York, Oct. 
12, 1851, without issue. He was probably buried at Northampton, Oct. 17th, as the 
Massachusetts State records give his death as occurring on that date. 

1997. Mart, b. Feb. 13, 1812, m. Sept. 12, 1837, Joseph F. Hitchcock, of W., and d. Aug. 9, 1848. 

806. 

Dr. DAVID PORTER, of Sparta, Morrow Co., Ohio, (son of Samuel 
Bliss and Mary Gleason, of Warren, Mass.,) was born in W., Oct. 3, 1779, 
and married to Polly Vantress, of N. Y. She was born in N. Y. State, in 
1792. and died at S., March 28, 1864. He died April 11, 1848. He was a 
talented and celebrated physician — a man of marked peculiarities, the more 
noticeable of which were, reticence, and the determination to conduct his 
own affairs, in accordance with his honest convictions of duty and principle. 
Issue — b. in N. Y. State : 

1998. *Mokgan, d. Feb. 4, 1835. 

1999. Maeia, born Nov. 4, 1S08, m. Feb. 5, 1824, Isaac Gloyd, and aft., Feb. 14, 1840, Talman 

Chase, and resides in Sparta. 

2000. Mahala, m. Lemuel Potter, of Frederickton, Ohio. 

2001. *Mason, b. in 1813, d. Dec. 5, 1870. 

2002. *Porter, b. Aug. 5, 1816-17, d. Aug. 22, (28?) 1863. 

2003. *Lester, b. in 1818. 

808. 

ABNER, of Georgia, Vt., farmer, (son of Solomon Bliss and Martha 
Young, of Weston, Mass.,) was born Oct. 19, 1764, removed to Georgia 
about 1790, and married in September, 1791, to Miriam, daughter of Elijah 
and Miriam [Jones] Dee, of Saybrook, Conn. She was born Sept. 3, 1771, 
and died Sept. 28, 1831. He died July 20, 1811. Issue : 

2004. Parmelia, b. July 27, 1792, d. May 24, 1839. 

2005. Matilda, b. May 23, 1794, m. in Feb., 1811, Rufus Parmelee, of "Waterloo, C. E., and d. 

in Shefford, P. Q., April 14, 1876. 

2006. *Abner, b. Oct. 2, 1796, d. May 1, 1872. 

2007. Naecissa, b. Feb. 7, 1799, m. James Young, of South Wilbraham, Mass., and d. in Wil- 

liamstowu, Mass., Oct. 31, 1875. 

2008. *Albert, b. April 26, 1801, d. Feb. 13, 1870. 

2009. Mart, b. May 13, 1804, m. in Oct., 1826, Heman Witters, of Potsdam, N. Y., and d. May 

24, 1837. 

2010. Harriet, b. July 28, 1806, d. Aug. 27, 1826. 

2011. *Erastus, b. Feb. 10, 1809. 

• 

811. 

Capt. SOLOMON, of Georgia, Vt., (son of Solomon Bliss and Mar- 
tha Young, of Weston, Mass.,) was born Oct. 26, 1769, and married Nov. 
29, 1791, to Betsey, daughter of Capt. Stephen and Rebecca [Young] Davis. 
She was born Dec. 6, 1769, and died May 21, 1822. Issue : 

2012. Oran, b. April 22, 1793, m. in Dec, 1816, Laura Young, who d. Dec. 28, 1833. He aft. m. 

June 11, 1835, Clarissa Woodsvorth, and d. without issue, Dec. 28, 1840. 

2013. *Stephen, b. Nov. 17, 1794, d. Aug. 22, 1868. 

2014. *Solomon, b. Jan. 3, 1797, d. Oct. 6, 18G2. 

2015. Rebecca Young, b. Nov. 15, 1799, d. April 16, 1867, un. m. 

2016. *Sidnet, b. July 31, 1802, d. Oct. 19, 1S64. 

2017. Betset Davis, b. Aug. 16, 1804, d. April 7, 1868, un. m. 



142 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

The father was afterwards married to Polly McMaster, widow of a Mr. 
Sabin, (or Town?) and died Sept. 4, 1834. He was a private in Capt. 
Post's Company, from Georgia, in the war of 1813, was a Justice of the 
Peace in Georgia nineteen years, and represented the town in the Vermont 
Legislature in 1816-17. 

813. 

LOOMIS, of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, (son of Solomon Bliss and Mar- 
tha Young, of Weston, Mass.,) was born July 17, 1773, and married May 
12, 1807, to Mrs. Elizabeth Studley, whose maiden name was Earl. She 
was born April 3, 1771, and died Oct. 17, 1810. Issue : 

2018. *Solomon Earl, b. April 10, 1808, d. June 10, 1874. 

2019. Eliza, b. June 4, 1S09, m. May 12, 1836, Franklin W. Morse, LeRoy, Obio, and resides in 

Breckinridge, Mo. 

The father was afterwards married, June 25, 1811, to Susanna, daughter 
of Oliver and Phebe Farwell, of Fairfax, Vt. She was born Nov. 20, 1790, 
and died Aug. 24, 1832. He died June 5, 1854. Issue : 

2020. *Zenas, b. Feb. 26, 1812. 

2021. *Harlow, b. Feb. 23, 1815. 

2022. *Frederick, b. April 9, 1817. 

2023. *Reuben, b. May 27, 1S20. 

2024. Susan M., b. March. 22, and d. Aug. 3, 1822. 

2025. *Daniel, b. Aug. 17, 1S23. 

2026. Ann Ml, born Sept. 26, 1S27, ra. Jan. 1, 1849, Lorenzo Bartholomew, of Geneva, Ashta- 

bula Co., O. 

814. 

MOSES, of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, (son of Solomon Bliss and Martha 
Young, of Weston, Mass.,) was born April 3, 1775, and married to Sally 
Moulton, who died in 1846. He died in LeRoy, O., in 1848. Issue : 

2027. *Warren, b. in 1802, d. July 27, 1878. 

2028. *James, b. Feb. 1, 1803. 

2029. Esther, b. April 1, 1S06, m. in 1822, H. Covy. 

2030. *Jeremiah, b. Feb. 17, 1S08. 

2031. Mart, b. April 18, 1810, m. in 1830, John Bingham, of Thompson, Ohio. 

816. 

ELI, of Fairfax, Vt., farmer, (son of Solomon Bliss and Martha Young, 
of Weston, Mass.,) was born at W., Feb. 19, 1779, and married to Betsey 
Long. She was born at Bennington, Vt., and died at Georgia, Vt., May 5, 
1810. Issue, born at G. : 

2032. Porter, born March 26, 1801, was a farmer at Sodus Point, ST. Y., and was drowned at 

Cleveland, O., July 24, 1835. His widow and ch. are said to have " returned east." 

2033. Maranda, b. March 6, 1804, m. Franklin Dee, a farmer at Georgia, where she died, Sept. 

10, 1S27. A daughter, Diana, b. in G., Feb. 16, 1825, m. at G. in 1844, Henry B. Post, 
farmer, of G., (where he was b. April 28, 1822.) Issue : 1. Franklin M. Post, born 
December 4, 1845, served three years in the war for the Union, — resides in California. 
2. Maria L., b. March 16, 1847, lives in Iowa. 3. Maranda, b. June 30, 1851, died 
Feb. 10, 1853. 4. Charlotte S., b. Jan. 4, 1854. 5. Dorman M., born Aug. 21, 1855, 
d. Feb. 3, 1864. 6. Emily R., born July 12, 1857. 7. Bradley II., born June 2, 1850. 
8. Ellen E., b. Jan. 6, 1868. 

2034. Chester Sessions, b. Dec. 18, 1805, clothier and cloth dresser, of Plattsburgh, N. Y., 

where he d. Oct. 4, 1834. He was m. at P., Jan. 8, 1832, to Susan Elizabeth Marsh. 
She was b. at P., Oct. 16, 1810, and d. there July 13, 1875. No issue. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 143 

The father was afterwards married to Lydia Cressy. She was born in 
Coos County, New Hampshire. Issue, born in G. : 

2035. Alvin Cressy, b. May 20, 1812, m. Lucy Grovenor, and is a physician in Ohio. 

2036. A child d. in infancy. 

The father was afterwards married to Hannah Patta, (or Porter.) She 
was born in New Hampshire, Dec.' 31, 1782, and died at Fairfax, June 4, 
1835. Mr. Bliss died at F., April 17, 1856. Issue : 

2037. Laney, b. Dec. 25, 1818, m. March 1, 1840, Lewis Story, of South Fairfax, Vt., where she 

d. July 9, 1849. 

817. 

WILLIAM YOUNG, of Homer, N. Y., farmer, (son of Solomon Bliss 

and Martha Young, of Weston, Mass.,) was born in W., Feb. 24, 1781, and 

married to a widow Lev"e ( ?) Hotchkiss. She was born in Cheshire, Conn., 

Aug. 17, 1780, and died in H., July 4, 1865. He died in H., April 16, 1821. 
Issue. : 

2038. Betsey L., born in H., May 25, 1818, m. July 17, 1845, John W. Bartlett, of Perry, 

Wyoming Co., N. Y., where she d. May 3, 1872. He d. Jan. 25, 1879. Issue : Sarah 
E. Bartlett, b. in H., Feb. 28, 1848, 1. at Perry. 

2039. William Y., jr., born in H., May 16, 1820, — a teacher at Moore's Station, Cal., un. m. 

in 1878. 

818. 

REUBEN, of Georgia, Vt., (son of Solomon Bliss and Martha Young, 
of Weston, Mass.,) was born Jan. 24, 1783, [the town record says June 15,] 
and married to Esther Clark, of W., who died April 4, 1858. He died July 
4, 1819, — drowned. He was a private in Capt. Post's Company, from 
Georgia, in the war of 1813. Issue : 

2040. Alvah, d. in Ohio. 

2041. Rodolphus, drowned with his father, July 4, 1819. 

2042. Martha, m. Lewis Roberts. 

2043. Louisa, m. Jan. 1, 1S38, Cyrus Janes, and d. April 2, 1858. He was a son of Eliiah Janes 

and Anna Baker, of Richford, Vt., and was b. June 7, 1810. 

823. 

JOHN, of Shrewsbury, Mass., tailor, (son of Solomon Bliss and Marga- 
ret Smith, of Weston, Mass.,) was born in W., July 29, 1796, and married 
July 18, 1816, to Lydia, daughter of Abijah and Lydia Garfield, of S., who 
was born Aug. 25, 1793. He died at S., May 10, 1863. Issue, b. at S. : 

2044. Margaret Aurelia, b. April 14, 1817, m. at S., June 25, 1839, Gideon B. Dewing, of 

North Brookfield.Mass. Children : Anna, Maria, Samuel, Edmund, and Henry Bliss. 

2045. Augustine Burke, b. Oct. 8, 1818, m. at Pownal, Vt., Oct. 18, 1856, Juliette Clark, and 

d. at Lafayette, Ind., Dec. 24, 1865, without issue. 

2046. Sarah Maria, b. Sept. 27, 1820, d. Sept. 19, 1S21. 

2047. Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 7, 1823, m. at S., June 13, 1843, Joseph W. Carey, gunsmith, (son 

of Joseph P. Carey and Abigail Sawyer,) b. Jan. 22, 1819. 

2048. Frances Ellen, b. June 14, 1830, m. at S., Sept. 24, 1850, to Henry Reed, tailor, of Wor- 

cester, Mass. He was a son of Henry and Dolly Reed, of S., and was b. in 1826. 

2049. Marie Antoinette, b. March 14, 1834, m. at S., Sept. 7, 1853, to William H. Onion, ar- 

morer, of N. Y. City. He was a son of Levi and Clarissa Onion, of Medway, Mass., 
and was b. in 1826. 

2050. *George Emerson, b. Sept. 26, 1836. 

2051. *John Harrison, b. March 6, 1840. 



144 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

827. 

DANIEL, of Euclid, Ohio, (sou of Thomas Bliss and Esther Eddy, of 
East Middletown, Conn.,) was born Dec. 21, 1764, and is supposed to have 
married a Sage, and removed to Ohio about 1819. Issue : 

2052. *Aakon S., b. March 19, 1797, d. Sept. 2, 1853. 

It is thought there were no other children in this family. The mother is 
said to have married a Mr. Crittenden, of Connecticut, but it is not known 
whether he was her first or second husband. 

828. 

TIMOTHY, of Chatham, Conn., (son of Thomas Bliss and Esther Eddy, 
of East Middletown, Conn.,) was born May 18, 1769, — was a farmer and 
teacher, and died in the army at Greenbush, N. Y. He was married to a 
Mrs. Hurburt, (whose maiden name was Higbee,) of Chatham. Issue: 

2053. Russell, b. in 1815, d. in C, sup. un. m. 

831. 

AARON, of Portland, Conn., farmer, (son of Thomas Bliss and Esther 
Eddy, of East Middletown — now Portland, — Conn.,) was born Nov. 23, 
1779, [the Chatham town record says Dec. 20, 1777,] and married to Esther 
Gaines. She was born in 1780, and died Sept. 23, 1823. Issue, one child, 

2054. Atwell Rogers, b. in 1804, d. Feb. 15, 1816. 

The father Avas afterwards married, April 4, 1824, to Sarah, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah Cooper, of P. She was born Jan. 10, 1797, and died 
Dec. 23, 1843. He died Aug. 9, 1844-5. Issue : 

2055. Emeline, b. Aug. 9, 1825, lives at Middletown, Conn., un. m. 

2056. Theodore, b. March 29, 1827, a farmer in Middletown, d. Jan. 19, 1874, un. m. He was 

instantly killed by the falling of a cart in Bow Lane. 

2057. Laura, b. Oct. 10, 1828, d. Aug. 18, I860,— burned to death. 

2058. Lott C, b. in P., June 15, 1830, tinsmith, of Stockton, Cal.,— m. Dec. 30, 1869, Mary R. 

Bugbee, was severely injured by a steam boiler explosion, Feb. 22, and died Feb. 26, 
1879. She was b. in Perry, Me., Nov. 9. 1843. No issue. 

2059. Esther Maria, b. June 29, 1832, resides at Haddam, Conn., un. m. 

2060. Mary Jane, b. July 1, 1835, resides in Meriden, Conn., un. m. 

833. 

ICHABOD, of Brimfield, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Sarah King, 
of B.,) was born in B., Feb. 6, 1768, and married Oct. 5, 1794, to Thirza 
M'Call, of Wilbraham, Mass. She was born at Wilbraham in 1770, and 
died March 6, 1804. Issue : 

2061. Lucy, b. Nov. 10, 1795, ra. Sept. 26, 1816, John Dunbar, Bricksville, Ohio. 

2062. Eunice, b. July 8, 1798, d. Jan. 12, 1815. 

2063. Thurzie Williams, born June 4, 1800, m. Sept. 24, 1818, Dr. Ebenezer Knight, Hono- 

lulu, S. I. 

2064. Ruth, b. Sept. 1, 1802, m. Nov. 28, 1822, Alured Homer, of B. He was a son of Col. Solo- 

mon Homer, and was b. Jan. 29, 1796, and d. Aug. 5, 1870. She was 1. in 1880. Is- 
sue : 1. George Carroll, b. May 7, 1827, d. July 7, 1867 ; he was m. July 1, 1852, to 
Jane E. Oaks, who died Oct. 8, 1856, after which he m. March 5, 1862, Adelaide Ad- 
ams; issue; 1— Sarah Elizabeth, b. Dec. 26, (1857?) ; 2— Carrol Adams, b. Dec. 1862, 
u. Aug. 26, 1864; 3— Lottie Jane, b. Nov. 23, 1865, d. Feb. 9, 1871. 2. Edward Bliss 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 145 

Homer, b. Dec. 1, 1828, d. Aug. 24, 1830. 3. Charles Alured, b. June 17, 1831, m. 
Dec. 5, 1859, Josephine Elder, who d. July 7, 1866; issue : Stella Josephine, b. Nov. 
15, 1861,— res. in B. 4. Charlotte A. A., b. March 29, 1837, d. April 10, 1859. 5. Ar- 
thur Bliss, b. Sept. 12, 1S47, d. Aug. 22, 1848. 6. William Bradford, b. July 29, 1849, 
graduated at Amherst College, andm. Sept. 20, 1876. Issue : Ruth Louisa, born Oct. 
27, 1877. 

The father was afterwards married Oct. 23, 1805, to Rebecca, daughter 
of John Holbrook. She was born at Pomfret, Conn., Aug. 18, 1776, and 
died at B., Oct. 17, 1861. He died Oct. 20, 1835. He was Treasurer of the 
town of Brinifield in 1812-13, and Selectman in 1819. Issue : 

2065. *John Holbrook, b. July 13, 1807. 

2066. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1809, d. Oct. 30, 1873, un. m. 

2067. Ichabod, b. Sept. 27, 1810, d. Feb. 23, 1811. 

2068. Rebecca Choate, b. May 4, 1812, d. in B. in 1879, un. m. 

2069. Mart Madelia, b. Oct. 26, 1814, m. April 26, 1834, William N. Sherman, of East Green- 

wich, R. I. 

2070. *George Ichabod, b. Dec. 27, 1816. 

2071. Thomas King, b. March 6, 1819, n. m., resided, in 1879, at the Falmouth House, in Bos- 

ton, Mass., and is an invalid, having lost the use of his limbs. 

837. 

THOMAS, jr., of Brimfield, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Sarah 
King, of B.,) was born March 13, 1777, and married June 3, 1813, to Ase- 
nath, daughter of Eliakim and Margaret Phelps, of Belchertown, Mass. 
She was born in 1788, and died Sept. 18, 1848. He died ot apoplexy Dec. 
23, 1841. Issue : 

2072. Mary Diana, b. March 28, 1815, m. Sept. 29, 1839, Wm. A. Downing, who d. Aug. 19, 

1869. She now resides (1877) in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2073. Delia Phelps, born Jan. 30, 1817, m. April 9, 1S40, J. Q. Adams Pierce, and died May 

24, 1848. 

2074. Charles Phelps, b. Sept. 10, 1818, d. Jan. 16, 1837. 

2075. Harriet Delano, b. Sept. 28, 1820, m. M..y 17, 1842, Henry A. Richardson, and resides 

at 205 Cumberland street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2076. Asenath, b. April 2, 1822, m. Sept. 3, 1S45, Nathaniel A. Boynton, of.Shirley, Mass., and 

d. Aug. 10, 1854. He was a son of Nathaniel and Eliza Boynton, b. in 1823. 

2077. *Thomas Eliakim, b. Nov. 25, 1824. 

840. 

TIMOTHY, of Brimfield, Mass., farmer, (son of Thomas Bliss and Sarah 
King, of B.,) was born in B., Nov. 4, 1783, and married Jan. 30, 1812, to 
Margaret M'Donald. She was born in Amsterdam, N. Y., June 15, 1792, 
and died in B., June 6, 1838. Issue, b. in B. : 

2078. *Aaron, b. Jan. 20, 1814. 

2079. *William, b. Oct. 27, 1816. 

2080. Timotht, b. Nov. 5, 1818, farmer at B., m. at Chagrin Falls, Oi, March 7, 1843, Jerusha 

L. Church. She was b. at Amherst, Mass., Sept. 10, 1826, and now resides at New 
Braintree, Mass. He d. at B., Aug. 22, 1844. No issue. 

2081. Margaret, born Sept. 30, 1820, m. Sept. 1, 1840, Henry E. Moseley, of Thompson, Ohio, 

where she d. June 17, 1865. He resides (1878) at 122 Monroe St., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

The father was afterwards married, April 11, 1839, to Mrs. Susan H. 
Tyler. She was a daughter of Daniel and Rachel Hodges, of Bi'imfield, 
was born in 1791, and died in Worcester, Mass., May 18, 1871. He died in 
B., Dec. 31, 1862. 
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146 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

841. 

JESSE, of West Brookfield, Mass., (son of Thomas Bliss and Sarah 
King, of Brimfield, Mass.,) was born in B., Nov. 28, 1785, [another record 
says Dec. 18, 1786,] graduated at Dartmouth in 1809, studied law with Hon. 
Jabez Upham, M. C, of Brookfield, and was admitted to the Bar in Wor- 
cester, Mass., in 1811, and became a partner and successor of Mr. Upham. 
He was married Sept. 21, 1818, to Mary Penniman, of Hardwick, Mass., 
who died Jan. 28, 1837. Issue : 

2082. *Henry Penniman, b. Feb. 1, 1820. 

2083. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 1, 1821, resides in W. B. 

2081. Edward, b. Aug. 21, 1823, d. in W. B., Jan. 18, 1847. 

2085. Sylvanus Jenks, b. Oct. 22, 1825, graduated at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., in 

1849, as Passed Midshipman, was appointed Acting Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, 
and was lost at sea, near Formoso Island, in October, 1854. 

2086. Abby Jane, b. Dec. 7, 1827, d. July 9, 1829. 

2087. Elias, b. Feb. 16, 1830, m. June 8, 1854, Mary W. B*arrows, of Martha's Vineyard,— was 

a merchant in N. Y. City, and d. without issue, May 11, 1875. She was a daughter 
of Thomas Barrows, of Tishury, Mass., where she was born in 1833. 

2088. Sarah C, b. Aug. 25, 1832, m. Feb. 9, 1858, Jabez C. Howe, farmer, and resides in Home- 

wood, 111. He is a son of William Howe, and was b. at Brookfield, Mass., in 1832. 

2089. Caroline Field, b. Jan. 28, 1837, m. July 8, 1856, Gurdon A. Jones, jr., wholesale boot 

and shoe dealer, of Norwich, Conn. He d. April 11, 1878, a?t. 46. 

The father was afterwards mai-ried, Jan. 18, 1838, to Mrs. Caroline P. 
[Field] Wheelock, daughter of Dr. Seth Field, of B., and d. Aug. 25, 1853. 

842. 

LEVI, of Brimfield, Mass., merchant, (son of Thomas Bliss and Sai-ah 
King, of B.,)was born in B., April 23, 1788, and married Jan. 29, 1824, to 
Rebecca Hinckley Bond, daughter of Dr. Solomon Bond and Sarah Hinck- 
ley, of Enfield, Conn. She was born at E., Nov. 17, 1794, and died March 
7, 1871. He died July 25, 1856. Issue, born in B. : 

2090. Martha Hinckley, b. Jan. 31, 1825, m. Oct. (or Nov.?) 19, 1858, as second wife ofWm. 

C. Janes, of East Saginaw, Mich., and d. Dec. 11, 1872. He was a son of Timothy 
Janes and Lydia Tyler, of Warren, Mass., and was b. about 1822. 

2091. *Solomon Bond, b. April 17, 1828. 

2092. *Edward, b. June 17, 1830. 

2093. Henry L., b. in March, 1833, graduated at Williams College in 1854, — became partially 

deranged, the result of a fall upon his head while in college, — living in B. 

2094. Wllliam K., b. Dec. 29, 1836,— banker at EastSaginaw, Mich., d. at sea, Nov. 16, 1865,— 

unmarried. 

2095. Three children d. in infancy. 

844. 

JOHN, jr., of Brimfield, Mass., (son of John Bliss and Esther Wales, 
of B.,) was born Sept. 8, 1775, and married in September, 1800, to Ruby, 
daughter of Dea. Jonathan Porter, of Coventry, Conn. He was wounded 
in the breast by the handle of his plough, while ploughing the same field 
in which his father was killed, and died of the wound, June 28, 1804. [She 
was afterwards married, in May, 1805, to Royal Wales, Esq., of Wales, 
Mass., had ch. Royal, jr., and Horatio Wales, and d. Mar. 14, 1812.] Issue : 

2098. *John Wales, b. July 20, 1802, d. July 29, 1876. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 147 

853. 

PLINY, of Covington, Ky., (son of Oliver Bliss and Catharine Brewer, 
of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born in W., Nov. 16, 1776, removed in 1815 to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, then a small place having but few houses, and streets 
in a state of nature. In 1817 he moved over to Newport, Ky., where he 
built a horse ferry-boat, the first on western waters. In 1818 he removed 
to Covington, and put the ferry-boat in operation between Cincinnati, Cov- 
ington and Newport. About 1821-2 he built a steam ferry-boat. He also 
established a horse ferry across the Tennessee River, at Florence, Alabama ; 
and was for some time commander of the steamer " Gen. Pike," (the first 
boat ever built in Cincinnati, 1818-19,) between Maysville and Louisville, 
Ky. He was married June 4, 1812, to Rhoda, daughter of Jonathan and 
Rhoda [Ashley] Jennison, of Walpole, N. H. She was born Sept. 3, 1781, 
and died of cholera, at Cincinnati, May 4, 1849. He died at Covington 
March 3, 1854. Issue : 

2099. Harriet Louisa, b. at Wilbraham, March 18, 1813, m. at Covington, Nov. 3, 1836, Bow- 
ling S. Leathers, of that place, a graduate of Oxford College, Ohio. He was b. April 
14, 1812, and d. at Havana, Cuba, in March, 1842. One daughter, Virginia, b. June 
25, 1837, died Oct. 2, 1841. The mother was aft. m. Oct. 15, 1844, as the second wife 
of John Williams, Cincinnati, by whom she had one son, Pliny Bliss Williams, born 
at Cincinnati, July 7, 1845. Mr. Williams d. July 15, 1847, and she was afterwards 
m. Nov. 28, 1848, to John Glenn, of that city, and now resides (1877) at Quincy, 111.; 
— a dau., Harriet Glenn, was b. Sept. 28, 1849. 

2100.' *Oliver Hates, b. at Covington, Ky., Jan. 7, 1821. 

2101. Catharine Brewer, twin with Oliver H., m. Oct. 7, 1841, John L. Brown, a native of 

Scotland, (b. in Sept., 1816,) and res. at Morrow, O. Issue : Oliver Bliss Brown, b. 
Sept. 7, 1842, d. Feb. 9, 1S44; Catharine B., b. April 30, 1844; Pliny Bliss, b. Sept. 5, 
184S ; — and others. 

853. 

JOHN, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (son of Oliver Bliss and Catharine 
Brewer, of W.,) was born in W., Aug. 9, 1779, and in 1850 cultivated the 
farm and occupied the house built by his grandfather, Ensign Abel Bliss, 
in 1740. He was m. April 13, 1817, to his cousin, Mrs. Harriet [Brewer] 
Merrick, daughter of Charles and Anna Brewer, of W. She was born at 
that place, March 17, 1782, and died April 24, 1871. He died Nov. 23, 
1857. Issue, one child — 

2102. Catharine Maria Antoinette, born Feb. 6, 1818, m. Aug. 20, 1850, as second wife of 

Rev. Samuel W. Speer, L.L.D., of Natchez, Miss., and now (1877) resides at Hop- 
kinsville, Ky. Issue : John Bliss Speer, b. at*N., Aug. 12, 1853. Dr. S. was a son of 
Moses Speer of Natchez, and was b. there in 1815. 

856. 

Hon. ABEL, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (son of Abel Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Bartlett, of W.,) was b. in W., May 24, 1775, — was for several years 
representative from his native town in the Massachusetts Legislature ; was 
a senator of the commonwealth, and a member of the convention for the 
revision of the State Constitution. He was one of the Trustees of Wesleyan 
Academy, in W., from 1824 to 1845, and President of the Board of Trustees 
from 1836 to 1845. He was married Oct. 21, 1801, to Phebe, daughter of 
Zachariah Lathrop, of Norwich, Conn. She was born Dec. 13, 1776, and 
died Jan. 21, 1860. He died of heart disease, Jan. 15, 1853. Issue : 



148 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2103. Mart Battis, b. Aug. 22, 1802, d. Sept. 27, 1805. 

2104. Laurence Lathrop, b. Nov. 20, 1803, d. Sept. 22, 1805. 

2105. Nancy, b. Sept. 4, 1805, m. Oct. 3, 1831, Rev. Wm. A. Smith, of Niagara, C. W., and had 

three children— Wm. A., Julia, d., and Charles Edward. After Mr. Smith's de- 
cease she m. Dr. Jesse W. Rice, and d. Oct. 3, 1855. 

2106. *John Wesley, b. Sept. 25, 1807. 

2107. *Abel, b. Feb. 9, 1810. 

2108. George, b. in April and d. in Sept., 1812. 

2109. Harriet, b. Nov. 5, 1813, n. m. 

2110. William Lathrop, M. D., b. March 25, 1816, d. March 2, 1850. He grad. in 1842, at the 

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., received his Medical Diploma at New Ha- 
ven, Ct., and commenced practice at Springfield, Mass. He was m. Nov. 2, 1842, to 
Jane E. Barnett, of Westville, Conn. One child — d. in infancy. 

2111. *Moses Bridgman, b. March 8, 1818. 

2112. *George Hyde, b. April 27, 1820. 

857. 

JUDAH, M. D., of Hartford and Tolland, Conn., (1812-14,) of Black 
Rock and Buffalo, N. Y., 1819, (son of Abel Bliss and Elizabeth Bartlett, 
of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born in W., Jan. 14, 1777, graduated at Wil 
liams College, Williamstown, Mass., and became an eminent physician. 
He was a Justice of the Peace in Tolland from 1812 to 1814. He was mar- 
ried June 3, 1802, to Lucy Lee, daughter of Rev. Andrew and Eunice [Hale] 
Lee, of Lisbon, Conn., and died at Buffalo, Nov. 30, 1845. Issue : 

2113. Judah Lee, M. D., b. in W., March 16, 1803, graduated at Yale in 1822, became a physi- 

cian, and in 1853, was a resident of N. Y. City, being then un. m. He aft. removed- 
to Natchez, Miss. 

2114. Lucy Bartlett Lee, born Dec. 24, 1809, m. Henry Edmund Sill, of Black Rock, N. Y., 

and Warren, Pa., and aft. Robert B. Wither, a teacher, in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Sill was 
a son of Nathaniel Sill and Keziah Payne, of Moreau, N. Y., was b. July 19, 1804, 
and d. about 1833. 

864. 

LUCIUS, of Newton, Mass., (son of Silas and Miriam Bliss, of Wilbra- 
ham, Mass., and Smithfield, N. Y.,) was born in W., Sept. 27, 1772, and 
married to Rhoda Bull, of Newton. Issue, two children : 

2115. Maria, died about 1820. 

2116. *Silas, born Dec. 8, 1800. 

871. 

THEODORE, of Fenner, N. Y., farmer, (son of Silas and Miriam Bliss, 
of Wilbraham, Mass., and Smithfield, N. Y.,) was born in W., March 25, 
1785, and married, in 1811, to Lucy Whitney. She was born in 1785, and 
died in Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1840. He died in Humphrey, N. Y., 
Jan. 18, 1851. Issue: 

2117. Marcus Theodore, b. in Bethany, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1811, d. in Clay, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1831. 

2118. Mary Ann, b. in July, 1813, m. in Dec, 1831, Reuben Sheffel, and died in Clay, N. Y., 

April 3, 1840. Issue : Lucy, Marietta, Caroline, and Charles, who d. in the army. 

2119. Sally Marietta, b. Feb. 24, 1815, d. in Syracuse, N. Y., May 5, 1839. 

2120. *George Whitney, born about 1817. 

873. 

JAMES, of Riga, Monroe Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Silas and Miriam 
Bliss, of Cazenovia, N. Y.,) was born in Wilbraham, Mass., March 10, 
1788, and married about 1812, to Nancy Holmes, daughter of Mr. Philenzo 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 149 

Payne. She was b. in Dutchess Co., N. Y., Feb. 5, 1786, and d. in Will 
Co., 111., May 31, 1859. He died in Iroquois Co., 111., Sept. 3, 1839. Issue : 

2121. *Philenzo Payne, b. Oct. 22, 1813, d. Aug. 30, 1839. 

2122. *Timothy F., b. May 7, 1815, d. April 19, 1865. 

2123. Betsey S., b. Sept. 12, and d. Oct. 5, 1817. 

2124. Mary E., b. Nov. 25, 1818, d. Feb. 8, 1835. 

2125. *James M., bora July 3, 1821. 

2126. George W., b. Dec. 26, 1823, d. Oct. 25, 1841. 

875. 

LEVI, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (son of Levi Bliss and Martha Mil- 
ler, of W.,) was born in W., Dec. 3, 1772, and married March 17, 1810, to 
Stattira Shepherd, of W. She was born in 1790, and died June 30, 1824. 
Issue : 

2127. *Levi Ruggles, born Feb. 10, 1811. 

2128. *Lorenzo, b. Dec. 22, 1814, d. Marcb 6, 1869 

2129. Martha, b. July 28, 1817, m. Aug. 1, 1842, Edwin "W. Reed, of Chester, Mass. 

2130. *Robert Bruce Witter, b. May 20, 1820, died in 1864. 

The father was afterwards married, Aug. 27, 1825, to Mrs. Anne Merrick, 
of W., who died in Jackson, La. He died Feb. 25, 1850. 

885. 

CHARLES, of Ludlow, Mass., merchant and farmer, (son of Timothy 
[alias Charles] Bliss and Thankful Merrick, of Springfield, Mass.,) was 
born in S., March 3, 1775, and married in January, 1799, to Hannah, (No. 
703,) daughter of Nathan Bliss and Abigail Burt, of Springfield. She was 
born Aug. 15, 1773, and died Jan. 16, 1841. He died May 1, 1852. Issue : 

2131. Louisa, b. Nov. 27, 1800, m. Oct. 14, 1822, Noab Elwell, of Hardwick, where she d. Nov. 

15, 1845. He was b. May 14, 1797, and resided (1880) in West Warren, Mass. Issue, 
b. in Hardwick, Mass. : 1. Hannah M., b. Aug. 29, 1823, m. J. M. Willis, of Ware, 
Mass. 2. Charles B., b. Jan. 28, 1825, merchant in West Warren, m. Maria S. Man- 
ning. 3. Chester, b. April 1, 1828, d. in H., Nov. 2, 1855. 4. Lewis, b. March 16, 
1830, merchant and postmaster at W. W., m. May 12, 1855, A. E. Haskins. 5. Lucy 
A., (twin with Lewis) m. Charles E. Smith, merchant in West Brookfield, Mass. 
6. Charlotte L., b. Dec. 17, 1831, d. at Hardwick, May 9, 1833. 7. Charlotte F., b. 
April 7, 1834, d. at H., Aug. 16, 1851. 8. Henry, b. April 11, 1836, d. at H. 9. Al- 
bert H., b. March 13, 1839, d. at H., April 25, 1858. 

2132. *Charles, b. Feb. 23, 1803, d. Aug. 4, 1874. 

2133. *Lewis, b. July 12, 1805, d. Jan. 5, 1858. 

2134. .Albert, b. in Oct., 1808, d. May 3, 1838, un. m. 

2135. Joseph — also two girls— d. in infancy. 

2138. Joseph, b. June 10, 1814, d. Sept. 16, 1837, un. m. 

2139. Julia A., born Feb. 4, 1819, m. Feb. 22, 1859, as his second wife, Ralph White, of South 

Hadley, Mass., (b. Aug. 20, 1805.) He was a son of Ebenezer White and Ruth Ly- 
man, of Ludlow, Mass., — and was a shoe dealer in Excelsior, Minn. No issue. 

887. 

DANTEL, of Fermanagh Co., Ireland, (son of Hon. Daniel Bliss, ol 
Fredericton, N. B.,) was at one time Paymaster in the Irish regiment from 
that county. He was married, and had issue : 

2140. Daniel, an Ensign in that regiment, and 

2141. Another son, name unknown. 



150 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

889. 

Hon. JOHN MURRAY, of Fredericton, N. B., (son of Hon. Daniel Bliss 
and Isabella Murray, of F.,) was born Feb. 22, 1771, and married at St. 
John, N. B., Aug. 7, 1797, to his cousin, Sarah Green, daughter of Judge 
Upham, f of the Superior Court. She was born Feb. 19, 1777, and died at 
Belmont, Sunbury Co., April 19, 1835. He died at St. John, Aug. 22, 1834. 
His residence was at Belmont, the old homestead farm of the family. Issue : 

2142. *Georgb Pidgeon, b. April 27, 1798, d. Feb. 20, 1836. 

2143. Mart, born Dec. 11, 1799, m. Jan. 21, 1819, Capt. John Donald McQueen, of H. M. 74th 

Regt., and both died in England. Issue : 1. John Archibald McQueen, b. Sept. 2, 
1821, d. a Lieutenant in the army. 2. Sarah Jean, b. July 24, 1824, in. a Mr. Reid, 
of Scotland, and aft. Hugh Bliss Johnson, and resides in Scotland. 3. and 4. So- 
phia Bliss and Elizabeth Murray, twins, b. Jan. 12, 1828, d. in 1828. 5. Geo. Bliss, 
b. May 10, 1831, is m., — a Captain in the army. 6. Mary Elizabeth, b. in Nov., 1832, 
d. in Scotland, un. m. 7. Magdalen Charlotte, b. Aug. 9, 1836, m. a Mr. Grant of 
Canada. 8. Frances Anne, b. Aug. 24, 1837, — un. m. 

2144. Elizabeth Murray, b. June 8, 1801, m. in Belmont, Jan. 15, 1822, Hugh Johnson, jr., 

Esq., and d. Dec. 11, 1825. Issue : 1. Sarah Bliss Johnson, b. April 23, 1823, died 
Oct. 8, 1824. 2. Sophia Mary, b. Feb. 14, 1825, d. at Gagetown, June 12, 1835. 

2145. Charles Parke, b. Feb. 8, 1803, d. Nov. 30, 1805. 

2146. Jean Hunter, b. March 22, 1806, d. July 30, 1S26, un. m. 

2147. Sophia Isabella, b. April 21, 1808, d. Sept. 21, 1826. 

John Murray Bliss removed from the United States when a youth, studied 
law with Jonathan Sewal, and afterwards with Hon. Jonathan Bliss, (No. 
279,) practiced his profession at Fredericton, and for several years repre- 
sented the County of York in the Provincial Assembly. For a number of 
years he was Solicitor General, holding the office until his elevation to the 
Bench, in 1816, consequent on the death of Judge Winslow. At this time 
he was in his forty-sixth year, a gentleman of much dignity and fine per- 
sonal appearance, and his manly, open and independent deportment com- 
manded universal confidence and esteem. On the death of President Ward 
Chipman, in 1824, Judge Bliss was sworn in as Administrator and Com- 

f The late Col. Upbam, one of the first appointed Judges of the Court of Queen's Bench, was 
born at Brookfield, Mass. At the commencement of the American revolution he obtained a com- 
mission in the British army, and rose to the rank of Colonel of Dragoons, and was in active ser- 
vice under Winslow, Arnold, and others. At the close of the war he went to England with Lord 
Amherst as one of his aides-de-camp, but he soon returned to New Brunswick, and settled in 
Kings County, having obtained a tract of a thousand acres of land on the Hammond River. The 
parish of Upham, in that County, was named from this family. Col. Upham was appointed to 
the Bench at the organization of the Supreme Court, Nov. 25, 1784. In 1807, at the request of 
his brothers of the ermine, he went to England to lay before the government the claim of the 
Judges to an increase of salary. Having accomplished the object of his mission, and on the eve 
of returning, he died, in 1808. When in England a close friendship sprang up between him and 
Mr. Perceval, at that time Premier, who was afterwards assassinated in the lobby of the House by 
Bellingham. After the death of Judge Upham, Mr. Perceval sent to his family valuable presents, 
and £100 for the education of his son. The first wife of Judge Upham was a daughter of Col. 
John Murray, a distinguished loyalist and member of His Majesty's Council, of Massachusetts 
Bay. The non. Daniel Bliss, a Massachusetts loyalist, and one of the first Council of New 
Brunswick, also married a daughter of Col. Murray. One of Judge Upham's daughters by his 
first wife married her cousin, Hon. John Murray Bliss, Judge of the Supreme Court. Judge Up- 
ham's second wife was a daughter of the Hon. Joshua Chandler, of Connecticut. The late Hon. 
Charles Upham, sometime President of the Massachusetts Senate, and Member of Congress, was 
a son of the Judge. The first wife of the Hon. John H. Weldon, Judge of the Supreme Court, 
was his daughter. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 151 

mander-in-Chief of the Province, holding the office till the 17th of August 
of the same year, when Maj. Gen. Sir Howard Douglas, the third Governor 
of New Brunswick, arrived, and relieved President Bliss in the administra- 
tion of the government. 

The King of the Netherlands having, in 1829, accepted the office of Arbi- 
trator, to settle the difference between Great Britain and the United States 
relative to the boundaries of their respective possessions, the British gov- 
ernment appointed Sir Howard Douglas their Commissioner, and instructed 
him that, when leaving the Province, the Hon. William Black was to be 
sworn in as President. To this, Judge Bliss, as Senior Councillor, took 
exception, holding that, until the mandamus was received ajmointing Mr. 
Black, the office belonged to him. The reason for the government passing 
over Judge Bliss, the Senior Councillor, was entirely on public grounds : 
Chief Justice Saunders had reached an age when the duties of office could 
only with difficulty be discharged by him, and Ward Chipman, the Junior 
Justice, had been appointed to the mission with the Governor. If Judge 
Bliss assumed the head of the government during the absence of Sir How- 
ard Douglas, the administration of the law would devolve entirely on Judge 
Botsford. It is clear, then, that no other course was left for the govern- 
ment to follow. 

It is a remarkable lact, and without a parallel in provincial history, that 
three members of one family, viz : Chief Justice Bliss, (No. 279,) Judge 
John Murray Bliss, and Judge Upham, sat on the judicial bench at the 
same time — four judges being the provincial number. 

In early life Judge Bliss took an active part in military affairs, and as 
Lieutenant Colonel commanded the embodied militia in Fredericton (dur- 
ing the absence of the imperial troops from the province,) in anticipation 
of trouble with the States. 

893. 

Capt. THEODORE, of Bristol, England, (son of Capt. Thomas Theodore 

Bliss and Bartlett, of Brimfield, Mass.,) was born March 17, 1766, 

served three years as a private soldier with the Massachusetts troops, dur- 
ing the revolutionary war, and was at Saratoga at the capture of Burgoyne. 
He was afterwards, for many years, a captain in the merchant service, sail- 
ing from the port of Philadelphia. He was married July 18, 1793, to Sarah 
Jones, of Bristol, who died in New York in the Fall of 1834. He d. March 
17, 1831. Issue : 

2148. Theodore Edwajid, bora at B., April 26, 1794, was m. May 19, (29?) 1823, to Elizabeth 

"Whitney, of Derby, Conn., and d. in N. Y. City, Jan. 16, 1851,— without issue. 

2149. Sarah, b. in Jan., 1797, d. young, at B. 

2150. Sarah Ann, born Jan. 7, 1802, m. in New York, April 26, 1827, Thos. Dean, of Boston, 

Eng., and d. Sept. 10, 1872. Three daughters now reside at 35 West Thirty-Ninth 
street, New York. 

2151. *Robert Lewis, b. Oct. 5, 1803, d. April 4, 1872. 

2152. Rosa Elizabeth, b. 1806, m. in N. Y., Dec. 30, 1825, Samuel Butcher, of Sheffield, Eng., 

and died Sept. 3, 1832. 

2153. Samuel Potter, born in 1808, was last heard from in 1836. He left Evansville, Ind., for 

New Orleans, was not heard from aft., and is supposed to have been lost at sea, be- 
tween New Orleans and Charleston, 8. C, or to have died of cholera in C. Proba- 
bly unmarried. 



152 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

894. 

THOMAS, of Boston, Mass., cabinet maker, (son of Capt. Thomas 

Theodore Bliss and Bartlett, of Brimfield, Mass.,) was born at Boston, 

Feb. 3, 17G7, and married in June, 1792, to Priscilla, daughter of Dr. Daniel 
and Sarah [Bancroft] Howe, of Boston. He removed to Charleston, N. 
H., about 1800, and thence to Auburn, N. Y., about 1805. He lived in 
Rochester and various other places, till 1836, when he removed to Allegan, 
Mich., being ship-wrecked on his way, at Thunder Bay, Lake Huron. He 
died in March, 1839. Issue : 

2154. *William Cunningham Howe, b. July 24, 1802. 

2155. *Alonzo, b. Nov. 29, 1803, d. in 1834. 

2156. Emily, b. in June, 1807, d. young. 

2157. Emily Priscilla, b. Nov. 5, 1809, m. Aug. 21, 1834, Philander Leonard, of Auburn, N. 

Y., and Allegan, Mich. 

900. 

Col. JOHN, U. S. A., of Buffalo, N. Y., son of Capt. Joseph Bliss and 
Nancy Cook, of Haverhill, N. H., was born at Concord, Mass., in 1787, 
graduated at Cambridge in 1808, and was admitted to the practice of law 
in New York City, in the year 1811. In the war of 1812, he was commis- 
Eiiicott Arms, sioned as a Lieutenant, and then as a Captain, and partici- 
pated in the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane, in the 
last of which he was severely wounded. He was after- 
wards commissioned as Lieut. Colonel, and commanded 
the First Regiment of Infantry at the battle of " Bad Axe," 
in 1832. He resigned his commission in 1837, and settled 
on a farm in Meadville, Pa., where he resided until 1819, 
when he removed to Buffalo, N. Y. He was married at 
West Point, N. Y., April 3, 1819, to Letitia Matilda, daugh- 
ter of Andrew Ellicott, Professor of Mathematics at West 
sto super vias Point. She died at Erie, Pa., April 21, 1864, set. about 82. 
antiqua! jj e ^ ec j at g t Augustine, Florida, on the twenty-second 

day of December, in the year 1854. He was highly esteemed and respected 
by all, and his death was sincerely regretted. Issue : 

2158. Anne, b. at H., March 22, 1822, d. at Fort Howard, Wis., July 16, 1823. 

2159. *John Horace, b. Oct. 4, 1823. 

2160. Louisa Matilda, b. at Albany, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1825, d. at Meadville, Pa., June 27, 1832. 

911. 

AARON, of Litchfield, Conn., mechanic and nail maker, (son of Aaron 
Bliss and Elizabeth Lilley, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at West Spring- 
field, May 2, 1775, and married about 1799, to Anna Duran. She was of 
French descent — (was a twin, her mate dying young,) — but was brought 
up by a Mrs. Wadhams, in Goshen, Conn. She was born in L., and died 
there in 1836. He died in Milton, Conn. Issue, born in L. : 

2161. Roxanna, b. in 1800,— dressmaker at L., where she d., un. m., in 1824. 

2162. *Lyman, b. April 28, 1803. 

2163. Diantha, b. in Feb., 1805, m. in 1827, David Thompson, shoemaker, of Waterbury, Ct. 

Issue: 1. Mary. 2. Margaret. 




EIGHTH GENERATION. 153 

2164. Daniel, m. Sarah Pratt, — was a shoemaker, and lived at Granville or Newark, O. 

2165. A child d. young. 

2166. Theron, was a blacksmith at Granville or Newark, O., and was last heard from in Ind., 

unmarried. 

2167. *Aaron, b. July 12, 1814. 

2168. Mart Ann, b. July 12, 1816, m. Sept. 22, 1862, Darius Gray, shipsmith, of "Walnut, la. 

2169. Melinda, b. in 1817, m. Hezekiah Noyes, sailor, of Woodbury, Conn., and died in the 

Hartford Retreat, in 1844. Issue : James Allen and Sarah. 

2170. Sarah M., b. April 29, 1819, m. Oct. 17, 1841, David Vaill, wagon maker and farmer, of 

Wolcottville, Conn. Issue : 1. Mary Elizabeth. 2. Frederick. 3. Willard. 

I 914. 

EPHRAIM, of Peterborough, Madison Co., N. Y., (son of Edward Bliss 
and Hannah Blodgett, of Warren, Mass., was born June 17, 1779, and mar- 
ried Feb. 7, 1803, to Polly Keep, of Monson, Mass. She was born Nov. 17, 
1775, and died in October or November, 1853. He d. Dec. 10, 1841. Issue : 

2171. *Ltman, b. Nov. 16, 1803, d. July 26, 1875. 

2172. *Aaron, b. April 26, 1805. 

2173. *John80N, b. Nov. 18, 1807. 

2174. Ruby, m. E. Blaksley, and lives at Ironton, "Wis. 

2175. Hannah, m. Harry Jones, of Fond du Lac, Wis., and died. 

934. 

TIMOTHY, of Camden, Me., and Belchertown, Mass., farmer, (son of 
Ebenezer Bliss and Abigail Parsons, of B.,) was born in B., Oct. 4, 1774, 
and married to Anna Sawtell. He died in B., July 11, 1826. Issue : 

2176. Esther, born in Camden, in 1806, m. Almond Fisk, and removed in 1849 to Shutesbury, 

Mass., where she d. in 1864. 

2177. *Artemas, b. in Camden, Me., 1S08, d. July 5, 1S79. 

2178. *George W., b. at Camden, Me., June 20, 1812, and d. May 17, 1877, of paralysis. 

2179. Livonia Ann, b. in B., in 1813, d. in N. Y., Dec. 6, 1855. 

2180. Catharine, b. in B., in 1815, d. in B., Dec. 8, 1876. 
2181 *David, b. at B., in 1817, d. in the army, Sept. 13, 1862. 

2182. Mart, b. in B., in 1819, d. in B., Nov. 30, 1872. 

2183. Harriet, b. in B., in 1821, m. "William Dan, and lives at 117 Pulaski st., Brooklyn, N.Y. 

2184. Franklin, b. at B., in 1823, was a farmer at Austin, Nev., where he d. in 1857, un. m. 

925. 

EBENEZER, of Ware,f Mass., clothier, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Abi- 
gail Parsons, of Belchertown, Mass.,) was born July 12, 1776, and married 
April 3, 1803, to Betsey Nevins. She was born at Warren, Mass., in 1781, 
and died at Ware, Aug. 19th, 1859. He died at Palmer, Mass., Nov. 10th, 
1827. Issue : 

2185. Ebenezer, b. at Palmer, Aug. 23, 1804, d. April 2, 1856, un. m. 

2186. *Dwight, b. at P., Feb. 5, 1806. 

2187. Abigail, b. at Ware in 1807-8, m. her cousin, Artemas Bliss, and resided at New Salem, 

Mass., where she d. April 22, 1861. 



t Some descriptive poet who flourished in days gone by, gives the following metrical account 
of the town of Ware, Massachusetts : 

Darne Nature once, when making land, 
Had refuse left of stone and sand ; 
She viewed it well, then threw it down, 
Between Coy's Hill and Belchertown, 
And said—" You paltry stuff 1 , lie there, 
And make a town and call it Ware !" 

20 



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154 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

21S8. Samuel, b. at Wilbraham, d. at Ware, April 26, 1828. 

2189. Betsey, b. at "Wilbraham, m. Ira Barlow, and d. at Athol, Mass. 

2190. Lucy, b. at Palmer, Mass., m. Daniel Shearer, and d. at Ludlow, Mass., Aug. 18, 1875. 

2191. Levi, b. at Wilbraham, Mass., in 1824, d. at Ware, May 3, (S. R. March 9,) 1850, un. m. 

He was a shoemaker. 

926. 

LEVI, of Boston, Mass., merchant, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Abigail 
Parsons, of Belehertown, Mass.,) was born at Belchertown, Nov. 4, 1780, 
removed to Boston at the age of twenty-one years, walking the entire dis- 
tance, (over eighty miles,) carrying under his arm a bundle containing all 
his worldly goods, engaged in mercantile pursuits, became a merchant of 
much prominence, and was very highly esteemed and resjjected by all for 
his sound judgment and business integrity. lie was married Nov. 24, 1808, 
to Harriet Jeffs, of Gloucester, Mass. She was born March 4, 1788, and 
died Sept. 28, 1840. Issue, born in Boston : 

2192. Charles Parsons, b. March 2, 1810, d. in England, March 27, 1833, un. m. 

2193. Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 30, 1811, m. Feb. 21, 1839, Andrew Davis, of Boston, and d. April 

23, 1848. He d. June 1, 1S72. Issue : 1. Eliza B., b. Aug. 29, 1841, died Aug. 29, 
1863. 2. Lucy R., b. April 24, 1843, living. 3. William R., b. Oct. 28, 1844, died 
July 23, 1845. 4. Andrew, jr., b. Jan. 4, 1846, living. 5. Sarah A., b. April 9, 1848, 
d. June 18, 1874. 

2194. *James, b. Aug. 16, 1813, d. April 14, 1876. 

2195. Harriet, b. May 28, 1S15, m. Nov. 23, 1837, Francis Curtis, and resides at 54 Rutland 

Square, Boston. Issue: 1. Harriet Frances, b. Dec. 6, 1838, m. 2. F.Gardner, 
b. Nov. 20, 1842. 3. Adaline Augusta, h. May 15, 1850, d. Oct. 27, 1869. 

2196. Abigail, b. May 24, 1817, m. May 15, 1844, Franklin Curtis, of Roxbury, Mass., and d. 

April 20, 1855. One child died in infancy. 

2197. Levi, b. Dec. 17, 1819, d. July 21, 1821. 

2198. Eliza Fay, horn Jan. 2, 1823, m. Oct. 8, 1847, Chas. M. A. Twitchell, of Boston. Issue : 

1. Lauriette F., b. Dec. 15, 1S49, d. July 22, 1877. 3. Charles E., b. Sept. 23, 1853-. 
3. Levi, b. Feb. 1, 1856. She aft. m. a Mr. Bugbee, and resides at Somerville, Mass. 

2199. *Levi, b. May 30, 1825, d. April 13, 1874. 

2200. *Samuel Torrey, b. Aug. 26, 1827. 

2201. Charles Parsons, b. Oct. 1, 1833, d. Sept. 13, 1834. 

The father was afterwards married, May 27, 1845, to Mrs. Emeline Ten- 

ney, and died May 12, 1847. She was a daughter of Josiah and Rhoda W. 

Rodgers, was born in Billerica, Mass., Nov. 24, 1800, and died there, Jan. 
10, 18G4. 

934. 

Capt. AARON, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Capt. Aaron Bliss 
and Lucy Shaw, of W.,) was born in W., Aug. 22, 1794, and married in 
W., Dec. 25, 1817, to Lydia, daughter of Antipas and Lydia [Cutter] Brig- 
ham, of W. She was born in Westboro, Mass., Nov. 16, 1793, and died of 
osteroid cancer, May 18, 1874. He died Nov. 22, 1852. Issue : 

2202. Warriner, b. May 22, 1819, d. July 23, 1S23. 

2203. *William Brigham, b. March 10, 1823, d. July 14, 1872. 

2204. Elbridge Cutter, b. May 12, 1825, resides in W. 

2205. Mary Louisa, b. Oct. 14, 1833, m. Oct. 30, 1856, Dr. Harvey Sessions Carpenter, and re- 

sides in W., (1S78.) He was b. in W., April 4, 1829, and d. in Worcester, Mass., 
Feb. 2, 1875. Issue: 1. Frank Nelson Carpenter, born in Warren, Jan. 12, 1858. 

2. Herbert Bliss Carpenter, b. in Willington, Conn., Nov. 9, 1860. 3. Walter Ses- 
sions, b. Jan. 13, 1864, d. in Warren, Sept. 14, 1866. 4. Mary Gage, b. in Warren, 
Nov. 10, 186S, d. there, Oct. 3, 1877. [Dr. C. was a son of Dr. Nelson Carpenter and 
Eliza Sessions, of Warren.] 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 155 

937. 

AMBROSE, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Capt. Aaron Bliss and 
Lucy Shaw, of W.,) was born at W., June 21, 1800, and married May 7, 
1829, to Lucy, daughter of Abner and Lucy Allen, of W. She was born at 
W., July 15, 1800, and d. of heart disease, May 10, 1841. Issue, b. at W. : 

2206. Eliza L., b. Jan. 28, 1830,— teacher, atW.,— d. Dec. 21, 1874, of heart disease. 

2207. *Warriner, h. Aug. 25, 1831. 

2208. Mart Louisa, h. June 3, 1833, m. Oct. 11, 1853, Lucien M. Gilbert, machinist, of W., son 

of Justin W. Gilbert, of "West Brookfield, Mass., (b. in 1826.) 

2209. *Abner Allen, b. June 6, 1835. 

The father was afterwards married, at W., May 7th, 1843, to Sophia R. 
Maynard, who was born at Shrewsbury, Mass., March 8, 1807. Issue : 

2210. Annie M., b. at W., July 2, 1853, m. Sept. 15, 1875, Wm. O. Gage, machinist, of W., son 

of Aaron and Annis Gage, (b. at Woodstock, Conn., in 1853-4.) 

943. 

SAMUEL, of Gilsum, N. H., carpenter, (son of Jonathan and Sarah Bliss, 

of G.,) was born at G., July 11, 1771, married Sally , and removed to 

near Portsmouth, Ohio. Issue : 



2211. 


Sophia, b. at G., Aug. 25, 1796, m. Reuben Nurse(?) 


2212. 


Henry, b. at G., Feb. 2, 1799. 


2213. 


John. 


2214. 


Samuel. 


2215. 


George (Riley?) 


2216. 


James. 


2217. 


Sarah. 


2218. 


Emily. 


2219. 


Fanny. 



THEODORE, of Wheelersburgh, Scioto Co., Ohio, farmer, (son of Jona- 
than, jr., and Sarah Bliss, of Gilsum, N. H.,) was born in G., July 27, 1780, 
and married Nov. 28, 1805, to Abigail Atherton, of Alstead, N. H. He re- 
moved to Ohio, (from Essex Co., N. Y.,) in 1820, and died at W., in 1856. 
Issue — six children, b. in Essex Co. : 

2220. *Theodore, b. Aug. 16, 1810. 

2221. Parthena, b. Jan. 7, 1814, m. Feb. 2, 1864, Levi Smith, and lives at Sciotoville, Ohio. 

2222. *Martin, b. Dec. 6, 1816. 

2223. Three children d. young. 

948. 

JONATHAN, jr., of Wheelersburgh, Scioto Co., Ohio, farmer, (son of 
Jonathan, jr., and Sarah Bliss, of Gilsum, N. H.,) was born in G., June 7, 
1783, and married Dec. 15, 1805, to Esther Griswold. She was born April 
17, 1786, and died June 7, 1826. He died April 4, 1842. Issue : 

2226. Harriet, b. Feb. 1, 1810, m. a Mr. Ball, and lives (1878) at Knightstown, Ind. 

2227. *Stephen Van, b. Sept. 21, 1811, d. Nov. 29, 1871. 

2228. Esther (Van,) b. Jan. 1, 1S16, d. young. 

2229. Marah, b. Dec. 25, 1818, d. young. 

2230. *Charles Henry, b. Sept. 10, 1824. 



156 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

956. 

Dr. ABNER, jr., of Alstead, N. H., (son of Dr. Abner Bliss and Naomi 
Loveland, of A.,) was born at A., Oct. 30, 1784, and graduated at Dart- 
mouth Med. Coll. May 18, 1820. He was married Dec. 12, 1822, to Sally, 
daughter of John and Mrs. Mable [Benton- Watts] Worster. She was born 
at A., Dec. 15, 1797, and died there Nov. 6. 1848. He died at A., Dec. 29, 
1851. Issue, b. at A. : 

2231. Ann Eliza, b. Aug, 5, 1823, m. Nov. 11, 1852, Jas. H. Shepherd, of A. 

2232. Arzilla M., b. April 26, 1826, d. Aug. 14, 1828. 

2233. * Abner Franklin, b. July 30, 1829. 

2234. Frederick, b. May 29, 1833, d. Dec. 23, 1856, un. m. 

959. 

CYRUS, of Gilsum, N. H., farmer, (sup. nat. son of Dr. Abner Bliss 
and Hannah Nash, of G.,) was born at G. in April, 1788, and married Feb. 
2, 1823, to Nancy daughter of David and Polly [Smith] Dean. She died in 
G., April 17, 1836. Issue, b. at G. : 

2235. *Cyrus Ransom, b. June 19, 1826. 

2236. Hannah, b. March 12, and d. May 6, 1830. 

2237. Eunice Mandana, b. June 2, 1831, m. Feb. 24, 1852, Nathaniel (son of Reuben and Sa- 

rah) Heath, farmer, who was b. in Stoddard, N. H., Jan. 21, 1815, — now residing in 
Marlow, N. H. 

2238. Nancy Clarissa, b. Feb. 11, 1834, d. in G., April 17, 1838. 

The father was afterwards married May 6, 1845, to Chastina, daughter of 
Levi and Patty [Miller] Nash. She was born in G., in 1827, and died there 
Sept. 6, 1849. He died in G., in July, 1872. Issue, b. in G. : 

2239. Nancy, b. April 8, 1846, d. at G. May 19, 1852, — supposed to have been poisoned. 

2240. John, b. Oct. 25, 1848, resides in Holyoke, Mass. 

960. 

LEVI, of Brookfield, Vt., farmer, (son of Dr. Abner Bliss and Naomi 
Loveland, of Alstead, N. H.,) was born July 29, 1790, and married July 6, 
1812, to Mary, daughter of Gardner and Mary Shepard, of A. She died in 
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 24, 1874, ast. 86 years and 6 months. He died 
at Brookfield about 1828-9. Issue : 

2241. Nancy, died unmarried. 

2242. *Samuel Shepard, b. July 16, 1816. 

2243. Prudence Ann, b. in 1819, m. June 1, 1854, John D. Fuller, and d. in 1859. He was a 

son of Daniel and Delight Fuller, of Chelsea, Vt., where he was b. in 1812. 

2244. Luke, died young. 

2245. Levi, died young. 

2246. Sophronia, died young. 

2247. Mary Emily, b. Dec. 27, 1824, m. April 22, 1845, John Francis Pasho, and after his death, 

(Aug. 31, 1858, set. 36,) she was m. Dec. 25, 1859, to Sewell Dow Burbank, who died 
Oct. 18, 1869. She lives (1880,) in New Bedford, Mass. 

2248. Alfred, b. ab. 1829, died about 1845. 

965. 

SAMUEL BORDEN, of Gilsum and Surry, N. H.-, farmer, (son of David 
Bliss and Hannah Borden, of G.,) was born June 4, 1790, and married July 
29, 1813, to Martha, daughter of Benjamin Isham, of Surry. She was born 
April 5, 1789, and died May 18, 1854. He died in 1863. Issue : 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 157 

2249. *Sylvester, b. April 14, 1814. 

2250. *David, b. Marcb 23, 1816. 

2251. Betsey B., died unmarried. 

2252. Martha C, died unmarried. 

2253. A daughter, d. at Surry, N. H., Aug. 18, 1822, aet. two years. 

966. 

SYLVESTER, of Adams, Jefferson Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of David 
Bliss and Hannah Borden, of Gilsum, N. H.,) was born March 26, 1792, and 
married in Keene, N. H., Jan. 24, 1820, to Hannah, daughter of Rev. Aaron 
Hall, of K., started the same clay for the west, and settled in the town of 
Adams, N. Y. She was born April 26, 1791, and died Oct. 15, 1830. Issue : 

2254. *Alfred, b. Feb. 15, 1821. 

2255. Hannah Hall, b. May 31, 1822, d. May 10, 1858, un. m. 

2256. Louisa M., b. Feb. 3, 1824, m. Oct. 31, 1845, Erasmus D. Kellogg, of A., who now re- 

sides in Oshkosh, Wis. 

2257. Hiram, b. May 9, 1826, d. Nov. 28, 1850, un. m. 

2258. Caroline M., b. May 20, 1829, d. Jan. 20, 1855. 

The father was afterwards married, June 16, 1831, to Hepzibah Wright, 
(daughter of Carmi Wright, of A., who had removed to that place, from 
Deerfield, Mass.) She was born Jan. 20, 1793, and died childless, May 10, 
1858. In the Spring of 1866, Mr. Bliss removed to Oshkosh, Wis., with 
his son-in-law, E. D.' Kellogg, and died there Sept. 3, 1872. He was an 
active and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. 

967. 

Hon. GEORGE, LL.D., of Springfield, Mass., (son of Hon. Moses Bliss 
and Abigail Metcalf, of S.,) was born Dec. 3, (13?) 1764, graduated at 
Yale in 1784, and received the honorary degree of LL.D., at Harvard, in 
1823. He was an eminent lawyer, and for many years in succession was a 
member of the House of Representatives, Senate, or Executive Council, of 
Massachusetts, and was a member of the famous "Hartford Convention." 
He was a Deacon in the First Congregational Church in S., and was an able 
theologian. He was married May 22, 1789, to Hannah, daughter of Dr. 
John and Jerusha [Huntington] Clark, of Lebanon, Conn. She was born 
May 19, 1764, and died Sept. 19, 1795. [Her brother, Dr. Hezekiah Clark, 
of Pompey, N. Y., married, June 2, 1785, his sister, Lucy Bliss.] Issue: 

2259. Delia, b. April 16, 1790, d. Jan. 31, 1805. 

2260. Caroline, b. Dec. 28, 1791, in. Sept. 15, 1813, Oliver Bliss Morris, Esq., and had issue: 

1. Henry, b. June 16, 1814, who was elected M. C. and appointed Judge. 3. Geo. 
B., b. Nov. 12, 1818. The mother d. Feb. 9, 1842. (See No. 658.) 

2261. *George, b. Nov. 16, 1793, d. April 19, 1873. 

2262. Hannah Clark, b. Sept. 5, 1795, m. Rev. Joseph Brackett, of Rushville, N.Y., and died 

Nov. 16, 1826. He was a son of Samuel Brackett and Rebecca Hayward of Peter- 
borough, N. H., was born March 31, 1791, graduated at Williams College, Williams- 
town, Mass., in 1819, and d. at R., Sept. 24, 1832. 

The father was afterwards married, May 29, 1799, to Mary, daughter of 
John Lathrop, of New Haven, Conn. She died without issue, May 1, 1803, 
and he was afterwards married, Nov. 15th, 1804, to Abigail Rowland, of 
Windsor, Conn., who died Jan. 21, 1832. He died March 8, 1830. Issue : 



158 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2263. Delia, b. April 7, 1806, d. Feb. 15, 1856,— burned, by her clothes taking fire. 

2264. Abigail, b. Dec. 8, 1807, m., in 1831, Samuel Reynolds, of S., and d. March 27, 1832. 

2265. Maet, b. Aug. 23, 1809, d. Sept. 19, 1810. 

2266. *Richard< b. May 12, 1811. 

970. 

WILLIAM METCALF, Esq., of Troy, N. Y., (son of Hon. Moses Bliss 
and Abigail Metcalf, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Oct. 23, 1770, gradu- 
ated at Yale, in 1790, studied the profession of law, settled in Troy in 1797, 
and was esteemed for his legal acumen and great moral worth. He was 
Clerk of the Trustees of the Village of Troy from 1806 until 1816, and 
held various other offices of trust and responsibility. He was married July 
26, 1797, to Charlotte, daughter of Stephen Ashley, of Troy. She was born 
Aug. 10, 1777, and died Feb. 20, 1846. He died June 10, 1838. Issue: 

2267. Charlotte, b. June 22, and d. June 24, 1799. 

2268. Harriet Emily, b. Dec. 12, 1800, d. Sept. 22, 1823, un. m. 

2269. William Metcalf, b. May 12, and d. May 22, 1802. 

2270. Charlotte, b. Sept. 19, 1805, d. in Springfield, July 14, 1867. 

2271. Caroline Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1809, d. Jan. 22, 1844, un. m. 

2272. William Metcalf, b. Feb. 14, 1812, — (Vice President of the Central National Bank, of 

the City of New York, 320 Broadway,) — was m. Sept. 25, 1844, to Abby, (daughter of 
Henry and Ruth K.) Champion, of Colchester, Conn., who was b. Feb. 5, 1818, and 
d. Jan. 18, 1849. One child, b. and d. Jan. 18, 1849. He aft. m., in 1858, Lucy A. 
(dau. of Ellis) Baker, of Albany, N. Y. No issue. 

973. 

MOSES, jr., of Springfield, Mass, merchant, (son of Hon. Moses Bliss 
and Abigail Metcalf of S.,) was born July 10, 1774, and married Sept. 30, 
1804, to Mary Wolcott, of Saybrook, Conn. She was born Sept. 1, 1778, 
and died Aug. 26, 1860. He died Sept. 11, 1849. Issue : 

2273. Emily, b. Nov. 28, 1805, d. Oct. 18, 1807. 

2274. William, b. Dec. 19, 1806, graduated at Yale in 1825, and adopted the profession of law. 

He resided (1878) at the Gramercy Park Hotel, N. Y. City., un. m. 

2275. Emily, b. Aug. 24. 1808, d. June 8, 1809. 

2276. Mary, b. May 8, 1810, m. Nov. 15, 1834, Wm. B. Bristol, Esq., of New Haven, Conn., and 

d. Feb. 12, 1849. 

2277. Henry, b. March 29, 1812, d. March 29, 1813. 

2278. *Henry, born May 22, 1815. 

2279. Lucy, " " " now res. with her sister Caroline; un. m. 

2280. Elizabeth, ' " " d. April 9, 1834, un. m. 

2281. Caroline, b. Sept. 17, 1817, m. Wm. B. Bristol, New Haven, Conn., Nov. 11, 1S50, and 

resides at N. H. 

2282. Emily C, b. May 27, 1819, n. m., resided with her sister Caroline, in New Haven, Conn., 

and died Oct. 22, 1867. 

984. 

HUBBARD, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Ebenezer Bliss and Anna 
Nevers, of S.,) was born April 6th, 1780, and married Sept. 10th, 1801, to 
Emily, daughter of Stephen and Ruth Hitchcock, of S. She was born Aug. 
24, 1782, and died March 23, 1863. He died Dec. 15, 1838. Issue : 

2283. *Franklin, b. June 11, 1803, d. June 4, 1873. 

2284. *Edwin, b. May 3, 1805, d. July 29, 1834. 

2285. Emily, b. July 22, 1807, m. May 24, 1836, Daniel Reynolds. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 159 

2286. Julia, b. July 26, 1809, d. Jan. 19, 1811. 

2287. Julia, b. Aug. 31, 1811, m. Oct. 3, 1849, Luther W. Colton, Longmeadow, Mass., who d. 

in 1851. She was living in 1878. 

2288. *Henry Hubbard, b. Sept. 24, 1813. 
22S9. *T homas Williams, b. Jan. 2, 1816. 

2290. Margaret, b. Dec. 5, 1S17, living, in S., un. m. 

2291. Lois, b. Nov. 5, 1819, living, unmarried. 

2292. Eliza, b. May 11, 1824, d. Jan. 10, 1S40. 

2293. Cornelius, b. July 17, 1829, d. at Northampton, Sept. 5, 1849, un. m. 

2294. Three infants died unnamed. 

989. 

LUTHER, of Springfield, Mass., tanner, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and 
Sarah Ferre, of S.,) was born June 19, 1792, and married Sept. 80, 1819, 
to Rebecca, daughter of Moses and Jerusha [Easton] Ferre. She was born 
at Hartford, Conn., April 17, 1792, and died July 1, 1866. Mr. B., with his 
son Luther, occupied a portion of the original grant of land to the Bliss 
family ; and Jan. 1, 1880, although over eighty-seven years of age, retained 
all his faculties to a remarkable extent. Issue : 

2297. Jerdsha E., b. Sept. 28, 1820, d. of a cancer, April 14, 1868, un. m. 

2298. *Luther, b. Oct. 30, 1821. 

2299. *Ebenezer, b. Nov. 28, 1823. 

2300. Jane E., b. Feb. 2, 1827, d. April 16, 1828. 

2301. James Ferre, b. Aug. 9, 1828, d. July 9, 1829. 

2302. *James Henry, b. Oct. 22, 1830, d. Sept. 6, 1867. 

2303. Homer, b. May 6, 1832, d. Oct. 11, 1836. 

993. 

DAVID, of Manchester, N. Y., and of Delhi, Mich., farmer, (son of 
Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Ferre, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at S., 
Sept. 5, 1801, and married in 1821, to Matilda Allen. She was born at 
Ao-awam, Mass., May -1, 1802, and now (1878) resides in Charlotte, Eaton 
Co., Mich. He died at Delhi, April 22, 1859. Issue : 

2304. Cerelia Matilda, b. at at S., Oct. 31, 1825, d. at D., Aug. 20, 1858. 

2305. David, b.at S., Sept. 8, 1828, m. in 1850, Lucinda Lyke, was a farmer at M.. and died at 

Fortress Monroe in 1865. Two daus., n. m., — residence unknown. 

2306. *Roderick A., b. at Russell, Mass., Jan. 26, 1831. 

2307. George W., b. at Stockbridge, Mass., Sept. 26, 1S32, d. at M., in 1847. 

998. 

ALEXANDER, Esq., of Boston, Mass., (son of Alexander Bliss and 
Abigail Williams, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at S., Aug. 16th, 1792, 
graduated at Yale in 1812, adopted the profession of law, and was a busi- 
ness partner with Hon. Daniel Webster, conducting his cases during his 
absence at Washington. He was married June 6th, 1825, to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Hon. William and Rebecca [Morton] Davis, of Plymouth, 
Mass. She was a descendant of Samuel Morton, the first Secretary of the 
Colony, and was born at P., Oct. 28th, 1803. Mr. Bliss died at Plymouth, 
July 15, 1827, while on a visit from Boston. Issue : 

2308. "William Davis, b. May 1, 1826, graduated at Harvard in 1846, adopted the profession of 

law, and resides at Petaluma, Cal., un. m. (in 1877.) 

2309. * Alexander, b. Dec. 29, 1827. 



160 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

It is said that while studying with Dr. Strong, at Hartford, Conn., Mr. 
Bliss was habitually late at his meals ; and his tutor, wishing to cure the 
habit, one day provided him with bread and water only, as his portion for 
dinner, in accordance with a previously expressed determination. Alexan- 
der complacently eyed the bread and the water, but touched neither. 
" There's your dinner, sir," said the Doctor. " Man shall not live by bread 
alone," was the instant reply, which out-flanked the Doctor's determination 
and procured an excellent repast. 

His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth [Davis] Bliss, was married, in 1838, to Hon. 
George Bancroft, who was afterwards Secretary of the Naval Department 
of the United States, and then Minister to the Court of St. James, London, 
under the administration of President Polk, — and who is distinguished as a 
historian. They reside at Washington, D. C. Issue : Susan Jackson Ban- 
croft, born May 30, 1839, died in 1846. 

1000. 

ELIJAH WILLIAMS, of Onondaga, N. Y., and Springfield, Mass., (son 
of Alexander Bliss and Abigail Williams, of S.,) was born March 13, 1796, 
and married November 17, 1818, to Orphana, daughter of Benjamin and 
Rachel King, of O. She was born at Harwinton, Conn., Nov. 14, 1801, 
and died May 22, 1867. He died Aug. 15, 1872. They had thirteen chil- 
dren, all of whom died young, except the eldest : 

2310. *Benjamin K., b. Oct. 4, 1819. 

2311. Edmund, b. Oct. 1, 1821, d. Feb. 28, 1823. 

2312. Alexander, b. Marcb 31, 1824, d. Nov. 12, 1824. 

2313. A son, b. Oct. 6, d. Oct. 7, 1825. 

2314. A dau., b. and d. Aug. 17, 1826. 

2315. Elijah, b. Aug. 18, 1827, d. July 24, 1831. 

2316. Abigail O., b. March 27, 1829, d. Aug. 2, 1831. 

2317. | A son, b. and d. Sept. 10, 1831. 

2318. Abigail, b. Feb. 21, d. Sept. 24, 1833. 

2319. A dau., b. April 11, d. April 21, 1834. 

2320. Lydia W., b. May 28, 1835, d. March 28, 1836. 

2321. Lucy Brown, b. May 29, 1837, d. Sept. 21, 1839. 

2322. Elijah W., b. April 22, 1842, d. July 29, 1843. 

1005. 

ELEAZER WILLIAMS, of Springfield and Agawam, Mass., (son of 
Alexander Bliss and Abigail Williams, ol S.,) was born Aug. 2, 1804, and 
married April 6th, 1842, to Ruth Ordvvay, who, it is thought, died of con- 
sumption, Aug. 28, 1852, ast. 40 years. Issue : 

2323. Martha A., b. April 13, 1843, d. Aug. 20, 1844. 

2324. William II., b. Aug. 9, 1845, d. Aug. 11, 1847. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 16, 1853, to Eliza, daughter of 
Asa and Roxalana [Noble] Seymour, who was born in Granby, Conn., Dec. 
17, 1809, — but had no further issue 

HORACE, of Putney, Vt., (son of Zenas Bliss and Mary Babcock, of 
Springfield, Mass.,) was b. Feb. 13, 1786, and married in 1813, to Zerviah 
Grout, of Westminster, Vt., who died March 13, 1830. Issue: 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 161 

2325. Eliza Emelijje, b. Aug. 8, 1815, — a teacher, — res. Springfield. 

2326. Mart Elizabeth, b. in 1820, m. June, 1856, Joseph P. Jenkins, of York, Me. 

2327. Emily Luceba, b. in 1824, d. July 7, 1844. 

The father was afterwards married, June 16, 1830, to Amity, daughter of 
Asa and Betsey Washburn, of P. She was born in P., Jan. 28, 1798, and 
died at Newburyport, Mass., Aug. 4, 1874. He d. March 26, 1844. Issue : 

2328. Amity Ldcretia, b. Aug. 29, 1831, resides in Newburyport, Mass., un. m. 

2329. *Horace Washburn, b. Oct. 15, 1833. 

2330. *Chakles Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1838. 

1008. 

ELISHA, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Zenas Bliss and Mary Babcock, 
of S.,) was born Nov. 25, 1787, and married March 31, 1816, to Alniira, 
daughter of Rufus and Adula Sikes, who was born Oct. 31, 1790. Issue : 

2331. Almika, born April 13, 1817, m. April 17, 1835, "William E. Rice, of S., and resides in 

Bloomfield, N. J. He was a son of John Rice and Joanna Warriner, of Springfield. 

2332. *Francis Champion, b. April 13, 1819. 

2333. *Elisha, b. Oct. 13, 1821. 

2334. Harriet E., b. Feb. 25, 1825, m. Nov. 27, (S. R. 3d) 1854, Frederick I. Holcomb, of Aga- 

warn, Mass. 

2335. *Richard Woolworth, b. Aug. 18? 1826. 

2336. *Edward A., b. May 31, 1829. 

2337. Mary Sikes, b. May 31, 1833, m. June 4, 1857, Wm. L. S. (son of Wm.) Jewett, artist, 

of South Bergen, N. J., who d. in 1876, ast. 41-2. 

2338. Caroline Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1836, m. Aug. 19, 1858, Capt. Thos. H. (son of Rob- 

ert) Morton, of Bergen, N. J. He was b. in N. Y. City about 1830. 

V 

1011. 

HARVEY, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Zenas Bliss and Mary Babcock,. 
of S.,) was born March 27, 1792, and married April 16, 1816, to Abigail, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth [Upham] Grout, of Westminster, Vt. She 
was born July 12, 1796, and died Jan. 1, 1856. He died in Chicago, HI., 
Nov. 26, 1869. Issue : 

2339. *Edwin Elisha, b. April 12, 1817. 

2340. Laura Abigail, born Oct. 28, 1818, graduated at Ipswich, Mass., Female Seminary in 

April, 1837, and was m. July 24, 1839, to Rev. Alexander Montgomery, who graduat- 
ed at Amherst in 1838, and studied Theology at Andover. He was widely known 
in the West as District Secretary of the American Board of Missions for the North- 
west. He died at Beloit, Wis., Feb. 18, 1859. Mrs. M. now resides (1877) at Ionia, 
Mich. Issue: 1. Susan Pynchon Montgomery, b. June 28, 1840, m. Feb. 18, 1S74, 
Mr. Oliver Webster, a lawyer in Ionia, and has two children — William, b. Jan. 4, 
187% and Montgomery, b. Sept. 13, 1876. 2. Ethan Taylor Montgomery, b. May 3, 
1842, m. Sept. 21, 1865, Adelaide Stanton, of Beloit,— was in the Union army four 
years, and is now a book-keeper at Ionia. Issue : Mary, born July 8, 1866 ; Laura 
Adelaide, b. April 8, 1868; Alexander Hamilton, b. Aug. 26, 1871; Sarah Alice, b. 
May 20, 1873. 3. James Harvey Montgomery, b. Sept. 28, 1845, d. March 20, 1852. 
4. Emma Victoria, b. May 18, 1848,— resides at Ionia, Mich. 5. Sarah Abigail, b. 
Oct. 3, 1850, d. Aug. 5, 1851. 6. Edwin E. Bliss Montgomery, b. April' 5, and: died 
Sept. 20, 1853. 7. Alexander Montgomery, jr., born Aug. 8, 1855,— a farmer, near 
Kasson, Minn. 8. William S. M. Montgomery, b. July 20, 1857,— clerk in > a rail- 
road office, at Ionia. 

2341. Emma Luseba, b. July 6, 1820, m. Oct. 16, 1839, Rev. Henry J. Van Lennep, of Smyrna, 

Asia, a missionary of the A. B. C. F. M., and d. of heart disease, Sept. 12, 1840. 

2342. *Isaac Grout, b. July 5, 1822. 

21 



162 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2343. *IIarvet, b. May2, 1824. 

2344. Marshall, b. Sept. 10, 1S26, m. Lucy , and resides in Grinnell, Iowa. 

2345. *Sylvester Sage, b. Feb. 16, 1829. 

2346. *Samuel, b. Oct. 8, 1833. 

1013. 

JOHN BABCOCK, of Woodbury, (Cabot P. O.) Vermont, (sonofZenas 
Bliss and Mary Babcock, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born in S., Feb. 17, 
1797, and married June 3, 1822, to Maria Parker, of Putney, who was born 
at P., Sept. 15, 1799, and both were living in 1877. Issue : 

2347. Charles Richard, b. in P., June 13, 1823, m. at South Hadley, Mass., May 5, 1852, Mrs. 

Maria A. Keyes, (b. 1836,) of that place, where they reside. No issue. 

2348. Roswell Parker, bom in Guilford, Vt., Aug. 3, 1825, died in Morrisiana, N. Y., Dec. 

11, 1852. 

2349. Abby Maria, b. in Newbury, Vt., April 19, 1828, m. in Cabot, Vt., Nov. 6, 1855, Thomas 

Harvey, Woodbury, Vt. Issue : 1. William Fremont Harvey, b. at W., Oct. 19, 

1S56. 2. Hiland Bliss Harvey, b. May 1, 1858. 3. Hattie Maria, b. Nov. 11, 1860, 

and d. Sept. 10, 1863. 4. Jennie Mabel, b. Aug. 24, 1864. 5. Charlie Ives,b. April 
3, 1871. 

2350. *Hiland Harvey, b. April 8, 1833. 

2351. Sarah Polena, b. in Calais, Vt., June 8, 1835. 

2352. *Warren Earle, b. in C, Sept. 20, 1840. 

1014. 

ISAAC, of Ely, Orange Co., Vt., (son of Zenas Bliss and Mary Babcock, 
of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Sept. 8, 1798, and married in Somers, Ct., 
Aug. 21, 1822, to Eleanor Titus. She was born in Vershire, Vermont, Dec. 
12, 1801, and died in Avon, 111., Dec. 31, 1868. Issue : 

* 

2353. *Horace Colton, b. in Stafford, Conn., May 27, 1823. 

2354. Eleanor, b. in Springfield, Mass., May 29, 1825, m. April 9, 1843, Lyman Alexander, of 

Vershire, Vt., whore she d. April 3, 1844. 

2355. *Isaac Royal, b. June 21, 1827. 

2356. Samuel, b. at West Fairlee, Vt., July 23, 1829, d. in Effingham Co., 111., Sept. 12, 1854. 

2357. Elizabeth, b. at W. F., Dec. 23, 1831, m. Harlow Woods, and 1. at Santa Barbara, Cal. 

2358. *Ephraim T., b. Nov. 22, 1837. 

2359. *Edgar, b. June 10, 1841. 

The father was afterwards married, March 26, 1871, to Elvira Prescott, 
who died July 3, 1877. 

1033. 

CHARLES, of Hartford, Conn., (son of Dea. Isaac Bliss and Welthea 
Butler, of II.,) was born Jan. 30, 1797, and married June 29, 1825, to Lucia, 
daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Coe, of Middletown, Conn. She was 
born Feb. 6, 1802, and died March 22, 1830. Issue : 

2360. Charles Miller, b. Jan. 1, 1827, graduated at Yale College,— delivered the annual ad- 

dress in 1860 to the Agricultural Society at Bennington, Vt., where he resides. He 
was m. to Adele Godfrey. No issue. 

2361. *IIenry Isaac, b. Jan. 8, 1830. 

The father was afterwards married, Jan. 2, 1833, to Nancy, daughter of 
John I. and Nancy Wells, of H. She was born March 17, 1808, and died 
Feb. 5, 1871. He died Jan. 30, 1836. Issue : 

2362. John Wells, b. Oct. 21, 1834, resided at 81 Elm st., Hartford, and d. single, in April, 1880. 

2363. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 21, 1836, d. Sept. 8, 1837. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 163 

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1029. 

THEODORE, of Springfield, Mass., merchant and banker, (son of Gen. 
Jacob Bliss and Mary Collins, of S.,) was born in S., March 4, 1789, and 
married at Leominster, Mass., July 3, 1814, to Juliet H. Mann, of North- 
ampton, Mass., where she was born, Jan. 30, 1797. She died in S., April 
9, 1879. He died in S., Dec. 13, 1844. Issue — born, two in Boston, and 
the others in Springfield : 

2364. Henbietta J., b., in Boston, April 10, 1815, m. Nov. 29, 1841, Solyman Merrick, of S., 

and d. Jan. 1, 1845. No issue. He aft. m. Anne Clapp, of Northampton. 

2365. Mart Collins, b., in B., June 6, 1817, m. Oct. 27, 1840, Edmund D. Chapin, Cashier in 

the John Hancock National Bank, in S., and resides at 84 Maple street. No issue. 

2366. Jacob, b. May 31, 1821, d. March 10, 1822. 

2367. Emily S., b. June 8, 1823, 1. with Mrs Chapin, in Springfield, un. m. 

2368. Martha A., b. April 1, 1825, m. Jan 26, 1846, Frederick Harper Harris, Cashier, of S. 

Issue — b. in S. : 1. Mary Chapin, boru March 19, 1847, m. Feb. 18, 1S73, Edward 
Whitney Lambert, merchant, of West Newton, Mass., son of Henry and Katharine 
(Porter) Lambert. He d. of consumption, at Aiken, S. C, March 25, 1874. She 
aft. m., Sept. 26, 1877, Charles Frederic Farlow, merchant, of Newton, (son of John 
Smith Farlow and Nancy Wright Blanchard. No issue. 2. Frederick, b. Sept. 26, 
1853, m. Sept. 3, 1879, Emily, (oldest dau. of David M.) Osborne, of Auburn, N. Y., 
and is (1880) Assistant Cashier of the Third National Bank, in Springfield. 

2369. Jacob, b. June 29, 1827, d. Dec. 6, 1827. 

2370. *John, b. May 4, 1836. 

1033. 

WILLIAM, Esq., of Springfield, Mass., (son of Gen. Jacob Bliss and 
Mary Collins, of S.,) was born March 29, 1797, graduated at Harvard in 
1818, and studied law. He was married July 1, 1828, to Elizabeth Augusta 
Benjamin, daughter of Asher and Achsah Benjamin. She was born in Bos- 
ton, Mass., Jan. 4, 1800, and died in Springfield, June 22, 1877. He died 
March 3, 1838. Issue : 

2371. Ellen Augusta, b. June 11, 1830, d. Nov. 6, 1853. 

2372. Harriet L., b. Aug. 2, 1833, res. in S., at 63 Mulberry st., un. m. 

2373. *William, b. Dec. 11, 1834. 

1038. 

HENRY, of Cincinnati, Ohio, merchant and jeweller, (son of Gen. Jacob 
Bliss and Mary Collins, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at S., Aug. 6th, 
1808, and married in 1854, to a Mrs. Hazen, and died at C, June 15, 1862. 
Issue : 

2374. Henry. 

2375. Emily. 

1040. 

ELIJAH, (or Daniel,) of Lebanon, Conn., and of Stoughton, Mass., (son 
of John Bliss, of Lebanon,) was born in " Lebanon Crank," now Columbia, 
Conn., about 1759-60, enlisted in Capt. James Clark's Company in the Con- 
tinental Army, at the commencement of the' revolutionary war, was in the 
battle of Bunker Hill, served seven years and eight months, and was dis- 
charged (a Sergeant Major,) in Boston, Mass., where he married Rebecca 
, and in a year or two is said to have left his wife and small child, and 



164 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

removed to Stoughton. [It is thought she afterwards married a Mr. Chaney, 
and had a son, Samuel Chaney, watchmaker, in Boston.] Issue : 

2376. *Elijah, b. in Dorchester, Mass., in January, 1784, d. Dec. 7, 1855. 

After his removal to Stoughton it is said Mr. Bliss married Milatiah Pack- 
ard, of S., and died about 1800-5. Issue : 

2377. *Alpheus, b. May 1, 1795, d. about 1863. 

The mother afterwards married a Mr. Worthington, a revolutionary sol- 
dier. Two sons, Linus and Benjamin, live at Manor Station, Suffolk Co., 
Long Island. 

1043. 

JAMES, of Lebanon and Middletown, Conn., Chelsea, Vt., and of Har- 
rison Co., Ind., (1814,) "forty miles north-west of Louisville, Kentucky," 
brick maker, (son of John Bliss, of Lebanon,) was born in 1763, and with 
his brother John, enlisted in a company of "Rangers" in the town of Leba- 
non, in 1779, for " during the war." He was married about 1790, to Me- 
hitable, daughter of Joseph Johnson, of Middletown, and died August 12, 
1831. Issue: 

2378. Mehitable, b. in Conn., m. John Carter, and resided in Pennsylvania. No living issue. 

2379. *James, b. in Chelsea, Vt., March 4, 1793, d. Aug. 27-30, 1857. 

2380. *Parley D., b. in Vt., May 7, 1801, d. May 26, 1878. 

2381. Reuben, b. in Vt., m. Margaret Pickerin,was a tailor in Louisville, Ky., and died in Hai- 

rison Co., Ind., (1824?) No living issue. 

2382. Hannah, b. in Vt., m. Charles Walker, and lived in Penn. Eight ch. 

2383. Mart, b. in Penn., Dec. 22, 1804, m. Landen Martin, and resided in Harrison Co., Ind., 

where he d. in May, 1845. She d. in 1880. Issue : 1. Charles enlisted in the Union 
army Aug. 19, 1862, as First Lieutenant in Co. C, Sixty-sixth Indiana Infantry, and 
was on duty most of the time (three years) as Quartermaster of First Brigade, 
Fourth Div., Fifteenth Army Corps, E. W. Rice, Brig. Gen., commanding Brigade. 
He was Secretary of the Harrison Co. Agricultural Society in 1879. 3. Jasper, died 
in 1856, in New York City, where he went to purchase hats for his uncle, C. W. Bliss. 
3. Marinda (Doll) lives at Lafayette, Ind., — four daughters and one son. 4. Emma 
(McRae,) lives in Harrison Co., Ind., — three daughters. 

2384. *Chaeles W., b. in Penn., in June, 1808, d. in Dec., 1874. 

1045. 

ZEN AS, of Springport, N. Y., clothier, (sup. to be a son of John Bliss 
of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born in New Hampshire, married at Hanover, N. 
H., and died in Auburn, N. Y. He had issue : 

2385. Oramel, b. in N. H., was a printer in Auburn, N. Y., where he died. 

2386. Elizabeth, b. in N. H., sup. living in 1878. 

2387. Mary Ann, b. in Scipio, d. in Dansville, N. Y. 

2388. James, b. in Scipio, died. 

1046. 

ROSWELL, fuller, of Auburn, Scipio, Livonia, and Hemlock Lake, N. 
Y., (1826,) sup. son of John Bliss, of Lebanon, Conn., was born in Ver- 
mont, and married to Lydia Jewell [Chamberlain ?] She died of dropsy, 
about 1853. He died about 1848, after three days of sickness. Issue : 

2389. *Charles, b. in S., in 1819. 

2390. Emily, b. in Livingston Co., N. Y., m. Rodof Burgess, and d. a?t. 34. He went to Cali- 

fornia. Issue: Rodof, jr. ; and Frances, d. in 1873. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 165 

1047. 

ASAHEL, of Thetford, Vt., and Nunda, N. Y., (sup. son of John Bliss, of 

Lebanon, Conn.,) married Patty (Martha) , and had, amongst other 

issue, 

2391. *John, b. at T. 

1048. 

BERIAH, of Springport, and Union Springs, N. Y., farmer, (sup. to be 
a son of John Bliss, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born in Connecticut, July 28, 
1776, and married to Temperance Rogers. She is thought to have been a 
daughter of Farley Rogers, of Middletown, Conn. Issue : 

2392. Ariel, (Royal,) b. in 1799, drowned with his brother, Parley R., Jan. 29, 1834. No 

family. 

2393. *Pablet Rogers, b. April 13, 1802, drowned Jan. 29, 1834. 

2394. *Alanson, died in 1869. 

2395. Pamelia. 

2396. *Beriah, b. in 1806, d. in 1870. 

2397. Lucina. 

The father was afterwards married to Mrs. Mehitable [Sperry] Hubbell, 
and died at S., Aug. 30, 1827. Issue : 

2398. Matilda, h. at Auburn, N. T., Jan. 19, 1815, m. Nelson Schenck, farmer, of S., and d. 

May 18, 1875. 

2399. *8llas Sperry, b. June 18, 1817. 

1050. 

ISRAEL, jr., of Lebanon, Conn., and Chelsea, Vt., farmer, (son of Israel 
Bliss and Mary Stiles, of Lebanon,) was born in 1764, and married to Dolly, 
daughter of Joseph Johnson, of Middletown, Conn. She was born in 1766, 
and died March 21, 1840. He died August 8, 1832. Issue: 

2400. Dolly, b. in 1785, d. Oct. 25, 1825. « 

2401. Polly, twin with Dolly, d. in Oct. 1850. 

2402. *Henry, b. Oct. 18, 1792. 

2403. *Ira, b. July 10, 1797, d. March 3, 1873. 

2404. *Israel, twin with Ira, d. Jan. 19, 1869. 

2405. Lucy, — fell from a bridge and was drowned. 

2406. Sarah, (Sally,) b. in 1803, m. Alonzo Colton, 1. at "Woodstock, Vt., and d. May 22, 1830. 

2407. Sophronia, b. in 1805, d. July 11, 1839. 

2408. Moseph Johnson, b. in 1813, d. July 30, 1849. 

1051. 

SOLOMON, of Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Israel 
Bliss and Mary Stiles, of Lebanon, Conn.,) Was born in 1767, settled in C. 
in 1796, when there were only two log houses in the town, and remained 
on the same farm till his death, Oct. 14, 1849. He was married to Abigail 
Cotes. She was born in 1777, and died April 8, 1818. Issue : 

2409. Celestia, b. in January, 1806, d. Jan. 11, 1857,— was a tailoress. 

2410. *Samuel C, b. March 1, 1808. 

2411. Nancy A., h. Nov. 8, 1812, m. Dec. 26, 1833, Ambrose H. Cross, joiner, and farmer, Gar- 

rettsville, Portage Co., O., where he d. Jan. 20, 1875. She resides at Nelson, O. 

The father was afterwards married, about 1821, to Mrs. Artemesia Brown, 
who died April 22, 1839. She is said to have been an excellent woman, 
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166 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1052. 

DAVID, of Lebanon, Conn., and of Cazenovia, N. Y., farmer, . (son of 
Israel Bliss and Mary Stiles, of L.,) was married to Elizabeth, daughter of 
Josej^h Johnson, of Middletown, Conn., who died at Cazenovia. He died 
at Constantia, 1ST. Y., in 1842. Issue : 

2412. Dorothy, b. at L., d. un. m. 

2413. Elizabeth, b. at L., m. Josiah Arnold, and d. in Nauvoo, HI., her husband being a Mor- 

mon. 

2414. *David J., b. at L., Nov. 3, 1801. 

2415. Mart, born at L., in 1803, m. Charles Amsden, Cuba, N. Y. He was a son of Consider 

Amsden and Mary Rice, of Cazenovia, and was b. about 1804. 

2416. Semantha, b. at C, ab. 1812, m. Jas. Nolton (or Knowlton) and d. at Cazenovia. 

2417. *Israel, b. July 21, 1814. 

1053. 

OLIVER, of Cazenovia, and of Castile, N. Y., farmer, and manufacturer 
of potash, (son of Israel Bliss and Mary Stiles, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was 
married to Orpha Poly, and died at Castile. Issue : 

2418. *Amasa, b. Jan. 10, 1798, d. Nov. 12, 1850. 

2419. Oliver, jr., m. and d. young, without issue. 

2420. Polly, m. Timothy Sprague, and died ab. 1848. Timothy Sprague and Polly Bliss are 

thought to have had a son, Rev. W. B. Sprague, many years a prominent minister in 
Albany, N. Y., author of " Annals of the American Pulpit," and other valuable 
publications. A son of his, Wm. B., jr., now resides at Castleton, N. Y. 

2421. Emily', never married. 

2422. Pama, never married. 

2423. Caroline, never married. 

2424. Nelson, d. in Michigan ab. 1870, without issue. 

1054. 

1 CALVIN, of Georgetown, Madison Co., N. Y., farmer and miller, (son 
of Isi-ael Bliss and Mary Stiles, of Lebanon, Conn., and Cazenovia, N. Y.,) 
was married to Betsey White, and had issue : 

2425. Maria, b. in 1801, m. Nathaniel Chapman, and d. a few years after. An only child, a son, 

died young. 

2426. Lucy, b. in 1803, n. m., d. at Pittston, Pa., in Feb. 1874, (64?) 

2427. *Eliab, b. in C, Feb. 26, 1806, res. at G. 

2428. Daniel, b. in 1809. 

2429. *Richard, b. in 1811, res. at Lebanon, N. Y., has a son Chauncey (in G.) 

2430. Calvin, jr., b. in 1813, res. at Smyrna, N. Y. 

2431. *Norman Tyler, born in G., Jan. 5, 1816-17, d. Nov. 2, 1865. 

2432. Hiram, b. in 1820, went west. 

2433. George, born in 1822, went west, to Michigan. 

1056. 

SAMUEL, of Columbia, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Elizabeth 
Pineo, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born March 11, 1761, and married May 20, 
1787, to Elizabeth Holbrook. She was born in 1765, and died July 9, 1842. 
He died Oct. 26, 1808. Issue : 

2434. Betsey, b. Feb. 28, 1788, d. July 12, 1862, un. m. 

2435. Sally, b. June 2, 1790, d. April 19, 1865, un. m. 

2436. Harriet, b. Jan. 29, 1795, d. Aug. 2, 1S44. 

2437. Samuel Holbrook, b. Oct. 22, 1800, d. Feb. 11, 1850, un. m. 
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EIGHTH GENERATION. 167 

1058. 

"WILLIAM, of Lebanon, Conn., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Pineo, of L.,) was born July 30, 1767, and married June 16, 1799, to 
Huldah Loomis, daughter of Israel Loomis and Rebecca Bingham, of L. 
She was born Nov. 9, 1772, and died Aug. 26, 1854. He died Jan. 25, 1853. 
Issue : 

2438. Huldah, b. Nov. 5, 1801, d. Aug. 13, 1834. 

2439. *William, jr., b. Sept. 11, 1803, d. Aug. 20, 1869. 

2440. Eliza, b. Oct. 16, 1805, d. Jan. 29, 1875, un. m. 

2441. Melinda, b. May 6, 1808. 

2442. Daniel, b. Sept. 30, 1811, living at Liberty Hill, Conn., in 1S76, un. m. 

1063. 

Capt. JOHN, of Whitehall, and of Troy, N. Y., (son of Ebenezer Bliss 
and Jane Whatley, of Lebanon, N. H.,) was born Sept. 2, 1785, graduated 
at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, in 1811, entered the army as 
Ensign, and was a Captain in Staff when the army was discharged, in the 
peace of 1815. He was married Nov. 10, 1814, to Olive Hall Simonds, of 
Lebanon, and died at Mobile Point, Ala., Deo. 6, 1822. Issue, one child — 

2443. Wai. Wallace Smith, Col., b. Aug. 17, 1815, d. Aug. 4, 1853. Residence, Baton Rouge, 

La. Col. B. graduated at West Point, N. Y., July 1, 1833, and entered the army as 
Lieutenant. From this he rose to the rank of Major, and Lieut. Col. by Brevet. He 
was the Adjutant and Military Secretary of Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor during the 
Mexican War in 1S46-S, and distinguished himself not only as a gallant officer, but 
as the writer of Gen. Taylor's celebrated dispatches to the government. He was 
m. in 1848, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Gen. Zachary and Margaret Taylor. On 
the elevation of the General to the Presidency of the United States, March 4, 1849, 
Col. Bliss was appointed his private secretary, in which capacity he won the good 
opinion of men of all parties, by his urbanity and judicious deportment. On the de- 
cease of Gen. T., in ISoO, he resumed his position of Inspector in the army, and oc- 
cupied it till 1S53, when he fell a victim to yellow fever, at Pascagoula, Miss. He was 
a finished scholar, an accomplished gentleman, and a gallant soldier. A monument 
of Italian marble nineteen feet high, with granite base, has been erected tohismemo- 
ty, in New Orleans, with the battle-fields on which he fought, and other suitable in- 
scriptions engraved upon it. He left no issue. His widow afterwards married, Feb. 
11, 1858, at Richmond, Va., to Philip P. Dandridge, Esq., of Va. 

1066. 

DILLON, of Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y., (son of Dan. Bliss and Eunice 
[Lee] Newcomb, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born hi L., June 23, 1801, and 
married June 7, 1827, to Clarissa Bryant. She was born in Scipio, July 9, 
1806. He died at Port Byron, N. Y., in 1849. Issue : 

2444. Rhoda, b. in S., April 27, 1828, m. May 28, 1846, Ridley W. Crouch, of LeRoy, N. Y. 

2445. *Luther B., b. in S., Aug. 5, 1830. 

2446. Clarissa, b. in Covington, N. Y., May 8, 1836, m. July 23, 1861, John Carver Bills, law- 

yer, of Davenport, Iowa. He was a son of Jonathan Bills, of Perry, N. Y., and Al- 
mira Carver, (b. at Hebron, Conn., in 1800.) Mr. Bills was b. in Perry, Nov. 7,1833. 

1071. 

DAVID, of Hartford and Orange, Vt., (son of David Bliss and Sarah Por- 
ter, of II.,) was born in 1768, and married about 1791, to Polly Elmore. 
She was born in Somers, Conn., in 1770, and died in Richford, Vt., June 3, 
1857. He died April 23, 1813. Issue : 



168 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2447. Polly, b. in 1792, m. March 1, 1817, Caleb Willard, of Ricbford, Vt., and d. Nov. 23,1878. 

2448. *Porter, b. May 30, 1794, d. Feb. 17, 1873. 

2449. Daniel, died young. 

2450. Levina, b. July 6, 1799, d. April 6, 1812. 

2451. *William, b. July 22, 1802, d. Jan. 5, 1849. 

2452. *John, b. Aug. 13, 1806, d. Nov. 27, 1876. 

2453. Sophronia, born Jan. 29, 1808, m. May 2, 1826, Martin Puffer, of Ricbford, Vt., and died 

Jan. 29, 1839. 

2454. David, b. in 1812, d. April 6, 1812. 

1074. 

JABEZ, of Hartford, Vt., farmer, (son of David Bliss and Sarah Porter, 
of II.,) was b. about 1778, and married about 1800, to Abigail Cummings. 
She was born in Montague, Mass., in 1778, and died June 17, 1844. He d. 
Feb. 23, 1812. Issue— born in H. : 

2455. Lyman, b. in 1801, d. March 20, 1833,— a farmer. 

2456. Lucy, b. in 1803, m. in April, 1833, Joseph Sleeper, and d. Oct. 3, 1853. 

2457. *John, b. Aug. 12, 1804. 

2458. Lydia, b. in 1806, id. David Lanlers, of Quechee, Vt., and d. March 19, 1859. 

2459. Laura, b. in 1808, m. Lewis Colburn, of Quechee, and d. Oct. 26, 1849. 

2460. Louisa, b. in 1812, d. in New Salem, Mass., ast. 17 or 18. 

1076. 

Dea. ZIBA, of Glover, Vt., (son of Dea. Stephen Bliss and Sarah Gris- 
wold, of Lebanon, N. H.,) was born May 12, 1782, — was a man of strict 
integrity, and was noted for his piety and good works. He succeeded his 
father in the office of Deacon in the Church, and was succeeded by his son, 
Stephen G. He was married in 1807, to Mary Tribou, who died March 23, 
1851. He died Feb. 9, 1861. Issue : 

2461. Sarah G., b. Sept. 26, 1808, d. young. 

2462. Polly, b. Nov. 3, 1809, d. young. 

2463. Mary Ann, born Sept. 24, 1811, m. Jan. 15, 1832, Dea. Alonzo Dutton. He was born in 

Hartford, Vt., Jan. 8, 1803, and died in Norwich, Vt., Sept. 8, 1870. Issue : 1. Mar- 
tha Annette, b. Aug. 25, 1840, and 2. Sanford Alonzo, b. Jan. 2, 1845, — both resid- 
ing at Norwich, Vt., whither the family removed in 1866. Mr. D. was for twenty- 
eight years Superintendent of the Sabbath School, and for twenty-four years held 
the office of Deacon. He was modest, quiet, unobtrusive, yet strong in faith, very 
decided in his convictions of duty, and prompt in following them, without regard to 
the fear or favor of man. He let his light shine. It is enough to say of this good 
man, — and it can be said most truly — " He walked with God." 

2464. Adeline, b. Feb. 19, 1813, d. June 9, 1815. 

2465. *Stephen Griswold, b. April 13, 1817, d. May 2, 1863. 

2466. John, b. ab. 1821, d. in infancy. 

1079. 

Rev. STEPHEN, of Lebanon, N. II., and of Wabash 111., (son of Dea. 
Stephen Bliss and Sarah Griswold, of Lebanon, N. H.,) was born at L., 
March 29, 1787, graduated at Middlebury College in 1812, taught school at 
Greenbush and Utica, N. Y., when, his health failing, in 1818 he removed 
to Wabash Co., Illinois, intending to be a farmer; but he was afterwards 
licensed by the Ilopkinton Association as a preacher, in 1823, and was the 
founder of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, of which his son afterwards 
became the Ruling Elder. He was married by the Rev. Samuel Wood, of 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 169 

Boscawen, N. H., April 7, 1821, to Betsey Worcester, a cousin of the cele- 
brated lexicographer. She was born at Thornton, N. H., Feb. 27, — , and 
died May 21, 1837. He died Dec. 6, 1847. Issue : 

2467. *Samuel Wood, b. Jan. 25, 1822, d. Dec. 13, 1868. 

2468. Delia, b. Aug. 7, 1824, m. by Rev. Isaac Bennett, Nov. 16, 1847, to Jobn Corrie Schrader, 

of Allendale, 111. Issue : 1. Mary Florella, b. Nov. 23, 1849, d. July 12, 1854. 3. Wil- 
liam Thatcher, b. April 14, 1852, d. Aug. 17, 1860. 3. Penelope Maria, b. Feb. 4, 
1856. 4. Florence, b. Jan. 13, 1865. 

2469. A son, b. Dec. 29, 1828, d. Jan. 6, 1829. 

1098. 

ASAHEL, jr., of Lebanon, N. H., and Chelsea, Vt., farmer, (son of Hon. 
Asahel Bliss and Mabel Bidwell, of Lebanon,) was born in 1804, and mar- 
ried May 3, 1837, to Semantha Carpenter Merrill, of Tunbridge, Vt. She 
was born in 1814, and d. April 30, 1852. He d. in C, Aug. 7, 1857. Issue : 

2470. Ann Frances, b. July 30, 1838, m. in Chicago, 111., Oct. 16, 1861, James Clifton Nichols, 

of Northfield, Vt., locomotive engineer, and resides at Waterloo, P. Q. No issue. 

2471. Mart Ellen, b. Dec. 7, 1839, m. John Heath, and resides at Janesville, Wis. 

2472. *Franklin L., b. June 26, 1841. 

2473. *Marcellus Newton, b. Jan. 20, 1S43. 

1099. 

GEORGE, of Billerica, Mass., and Northfield, Vt., farmer, (son of Hon. 
Asahel Bliss, of Lebanon, N. IL, and Chelsea, Vt.,) was born at L., Nov. 
15, 1806, and married in C, April 15, 1839, to Jerusha Brigham, of C. She 
was born in 1812, and died in Randolph, Vt., July 11, 1851. Issue : 

2474. Martha Saloma, bom in Granville, Vt., Feb. 4, 1840, m. in Lowell, Mass., Jan. 21, 1868, 

AldenOrrin, (son of Joseph and Jane) Dane, (b. in 1843,) farmer, and resides at Bil- 
lerica, Massachusetts. 

2475. Sidney, b. in G., Oct. 17, 1842,— of Niles, Cal., R. R. engineer,— m. in Lowell, Aug. 10, 

1870, Julia Pratt, of St. Albans, Vt. No issue in 1877. He enlisted, Sept. 1, 1862, 
in Co. I., 11th Vt. Vols., and was promoted to Corporal, Dec. 26, 1863. 

The father was afterwards married, at Northfield, Jan. 18, 1853, to Lu- 
cinda Bates, of N., and died in 1879. Issue : 

2476. Arthur C, b. at Randolph, Vt., Dec. 4, 1858, d. in N., Jan. 28, 1862. 

1101. 

TIMOTHY, of Essex, Vt., (son of Pelatiah Bliss and Hepzibah Goodwin, 
of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born March 22, 1745, and removed to Vermont in 

1780. He was married , to Zerviah Williams. She was born March 

24, 1745, and both were constituent members of the Congregational Church 
in Essex, organized Oct. 3, 1797. He died May 3, 1817. He was for many 
years a Justice of the Peace. [A Mr. Timothy Bliss was in the Vermont 
Legislature in 1783, 1788, and 1799, and also in the convention called in 
1791, to act on the adoption of the U. S. Constitution.] He had issue : 

2477. *Samuel, b. Dec. 18, 1767, d. Oct. 6, 1832. 

2478. *Timotht, b. Feb. 16, 1769, d. April 17, 1843. 

2479. *Elias, b. Jan. 1, 1772, d. April 22, 1858. 

2480. *Amos, b. Jan. 10, 1774, d. Feb. 18, 1857. 

22 



170 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2481. Polly, b. March 4, 1776, m., in 1794, Joel Sampson of Granville, Ohio. 

2482. * William, h. March 10, 1778, d. Jan. 1, 1815. 

2483. Zebviah, b. June 27, 1780, tn. Dec. 8, 1803, Albert Stephens, of Westford, Vt. 

2484. Mohn, b. June 1, 1782, d. July 31, 1854. 

2485. *Ir.A, b. March 16, 1784, d. Dec. 21, 1846. 

1103. 

PELATIAH, jr., of Newbury, Vt., and Haverhill, N. H., blacksmith, 
(son of Pelatiah Bliss and Hepzibah Goodwin, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was 
born April 3, 1749, and removed from L. in 1780. He was married, by Rev. 
Peter Powers, in Newbury, Aug. 20, 1772, to Ruth Lowell. [Some of the 
descendants give her name as Ruth Johnson. This may have been a second 
wife, or Mr. Bliss may have been her second husband.] He was one of a 
company of "minute men," under Capt. Thomas Johnson, at Newbury, 
May 16, 1775. June 17, 1782, he was taken prisoner by a detachment of 
British troops sent out to capture Gen. Jacob Bailey, who resided at "John- 
son Village." It is thought he represented the town of Bradford in the 
Vermont Legislature, in 1787. Issue : 

2486. *Davenport, b. at N., Dec. 27, 1779, d. Nov. 23, 1856. 

2487. Ruth, m. John Brown, Williston, Vt. 
24S8. Patty, m. Jonathan Ring, of Corinth, Vt. 

2489. *Hf.nry, b. Nov. 5, 17S5, d. April 15, 1853. 

2490. *Pelatiah, b. March 12, 1787, d. Sept. 20, 1870. 

2491. John, b. in 1795, resided at Monkton, Vt., and d. in 1847, without issue. 

2492. Hannah, m. Samuel Smith, of Essex, and removed to Iowa, where she died. A son, 

Sidney Smith, resides at Burlington, Vt. 

1110. 

EDMUND, of Bolton, Conn., farmer and inn keeper, (son of Pelatiah 

Bliss and Lydia , of Lebanon and Bolton, Conn.,) was born Sept. 25, 

1777, and married Sept. 29, 1812, to Hannah Gleason, of Manchester, Ct. 
She was b. in 1787 and d. Aug. 6, 1850. He d. in B., May 21, 1814. Issue : 

2493. *Edmund Alonzo, b. June 19, 1813. 

1114. 

SAMUEL, of Lebanon Crank, now Columbia, Conn., (son of Capt. Elias 
and Zerviah Bliss, of L.,) was born in L., Jan. 19, 1758, and married in 
1780, to Sarah, daughter of Lieut. Joseph and Abigail [Clark] Loomis, of 
L. She was born Sept. 12, 1759, and died March 1, 1823. He died Oct. 3, 
1834. Issue : 

2494. Polly, b. Nov. 6, 1780, d. in infancy. 

2495. Elvira, born May 3, 17S2, m. Nov. 6, 1808, Jared Huntington, and d. in East Haddam, 

Conn. One son, — Jared Bliss Huntington, Syracuse, N. Y., dead. 

2496. Sarah, b. July 17, 1784, m. Flavel Clark, and resided and d. in Frankfort, N. Y., s. p. 

2497. Rowena, b. Aug. 9, 1786, d. March 18, 1835, un. m. 

2498. *Elias, b. Sept. 9, 178S-9, d. Sept. 19, 1841. 

2499. Sophia, b. June 7, 1790, d. un. m. 

2500. Achsah, b. Jan. 3, 1794, — living in 1879, in Durham, Me., un. m. 

2501. *Samuel, b. April 30, 1795. 

•Y>02. *Charles, b. July 13, 1S00, d. March 16, 1873. 
2503. Clarinda, b. Jan. 5, 1803, d. Aug. 18, 1823, un. m. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 171 

1115. 

ELIAS, of Columbia, Conn., and of Hudson, N. Y., (son of Capt. Elias 
Bliss and Lucy Williams, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born Oct. 5, 1791, and 
married in January, 1813, to Rubie Birge. She was born at Chatham, N. 
Y., Feb. 28, 1788, and died at Hudson, Aug. 10, 1835. Issue : 

2504. Marietta, b. in Chatham, Nov., 1813, m. Sept. 1834, John Henry Ostrander, of Hudson, 

and d. Oct., 1840. 

2505. *Chester, b. May 31, 1822, d. Nov. 26. 1873. 

The father was afterwards married, Dec. 4, 1837, to Mary McCall, daugh- 
ter of James and Hannah Hill, of Columbia, but had no further issue. He 
died at Hudson, Jan. 26, 1860. 

1116. 

AMOS, jr., of Alden and Buffalo, N. Y., farmer, (son of Amos Bliss and 
Anna Brown, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born in L., March 1, 1780, removed 
to the Mohawk Valley, N. Y., and thence to Canada. In the war of 1812 
the British tried to "press" him into their army, but with his wife and oldest 
son, then a child, he crossed Lake Ontario in an open boat, and afterwards 
served as a soldier under Gen. Scott, at the battle of Lundy's Lane. He 
was at the crossing of the British troops at Black Rock, and the burning of 
Buffalo. lie first settled in Alden, N. Y., thence removed to Buffalo, where 
he resided nine years, thence to Bennington, N. Y., and in 1817 he removed 
to Ionia, Mich., where he died June 4, 1848. He was married to Philota 
Lyman, daughter of Elisha Lyman and Eunice Lamphear. Issue : 

2506. Melissa, m. a Mr. Bascomh, of (Hebron?) Connecticut. 

The father was afterwards married, in 1809, to Margaret West. She was 
born Aug. 4, 1788, and died in Potter, N. Y., June 26, 1833. Issue : 

2507. *Amos Brown, b. in Canada, July 31, 1810, d. May 19, 1849. 

2508. Zerviah W., (Sophia W.) b. at Alden, N. Y., July 25, 1814, m. at Buffalo, Aug. 15, 1834, 

Elisha Clark, jr., carpenter, of Penn Tan, N. Y., and resides (1878) in Rochester, 
Oakland Co., Mich. He was b. in Starkey, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1799, and d. in Jerusa- 
lem, N. Y., June 15, 1867. Issue : Eugene B. Clark, b. at Benton Centre, N. Y., Oct. 
21, 1840, and d. there Jan. 15, 1841. 

2509. Melinda Ann, b. at A., Jan. 4, 1816, and d. there Sept. 9, 1816. 

2510. *John D., b. Aug. 21, 1818, d. at Saranac, Mich., Jan. 28, 1872. 

2511. Anna Brown, b.'at Buffalo, Oct. 3, 1820, m. at Penn Yan, N. Y., July 25, 1839, Loomis 

Mann, (living) of Ionia, Mich., where she d. March 11, 1865. He was born Sept. 26, 
1818. Issue: 1. Calvin L., b. at Buffalo, N. Y., April 16, 1844, is a tinsmith at Fen- 
ton, Mich. 2. Hellen S., b. at Ionia, Mich., April 30, 1846, d. there Aug. 23, 1865. 
3. Charles E., b. at I. Oct. 2, 1852, d. there Aug. 3, 1853. 4. Alice A., born at I., 
June 5, 1854, d. there Aug. 27, 1860. 5. Manie? A., b. at I., Oct. 16, 1857, living at I. 
6. Annie L., b. at I., Sept. 5, 1861, 1. at I. 7. William, b. at I., June 18, 1864, died 
there Aug. 18, 1864. 

2512. *Alfred L., b. in Buffalo, May 5, 1822-3, d. in Chicago, III., Feb. 24, 1872. 



1133. 

ZENAS, of Silver Lake, and of LeRoy, Bradford Co., Pa., farmer, (son 
of Dea. Henry Bliss and Sarah Woodward, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born 
May 11, 1767, — removed from Connecticut to Silver Lake about 1809-10, 



172 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

and located near the Choconut Creek, having purchased a farm of Dr. Rob- 
ert II. Rose, a prominent landholder in that section. Mr. Bliss and wife 
(Poll)*,) are recorded as constituent members of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Rush, (afterwards Forest Lake,) Pa., organized in 1811 ; he was 
one of the first supervisors ; was a puritan of the old school, — and as a 
magistrate, believed in discountenancing all unnecessary litigation ; — and 
was one of the Directors of the Susquehannah Co. Agricultural Society, 
organized in 1820. It is said that he gave his first vote for George Wash- 
ington, for President of the United States. He was married in 1789, to 
Polly, daughter of Charles Wright, of Columbia, Conn., from which place 
he removed to Pennsylvania in 1810, and to LeRoy in 1841. She was born 
Sept. 3, 1767, and died April 24, 1845. He died at LeRoy Jan. 26, 1861, 
being over ninety-three years of age. Issue : 

2513. *Gordon, b. Aug. 16, 1790. 

2514. *Horace, b. April 27, 1792, d. May 15, 1868. 

2515. Polly, b. Aug. 25, 1794, d. Oct. 4, 1854. 

2516. *Edwin, b. Aug. 27, 1796. 

2517. Angelina H., b. Jan. 27, 1799, d. Oct. 27, 1871. 

2518. Bezaliel, b. Aug. 11, 1801, d. May 7, 1819, at Montrose, Pa., un. m 

2519. Clark W., b. Jan. 2, 1S05, grad. at tbe Med. College, Pittsfield, Mass., and d. at Elmira, 

N. Y., July 18, 1830, un. m. 

2520. "Chester T., b. Jan. 30, 1808. 



1124. 

BEZALIEL, of Cincinnati, Ohio, (son of Dea. Henry Bliss and Sarah 
Woodward, of Lebanon Crank, Conn.,) was born in 1776, graduated at 
Dartmouth College, and practiced law in New York City. He was married 
to Betsey Thomas, of Elizabeth City, N. J., and removed to Cincinnati about 
1815, where he died. The family afterwards returned to E. C. Issue : 

2521. Henry, (Edward?) lived in Cincinnati. 

2522. And a daughter. 



1134. 

ALFRED, of Hartford and Windsor, Conn., farmer and mason, (son of 
Abraham Bliss and Lydia Hebard, of Lebanon and New London, Conn.,) 
was born at L., Nov. 1, 1780, went to Hartford when fifteen years of age, 
learned the trade of brick laying, and was extensively engaged as a builder 
and contractor, from about 1800 till 1835, thus identifying himself with the 
early history of the city. He was married Oct. 30, 1803, to Mary Roberts, 
of H. She was born Jan. 23, 1780, and died at H., Nov. 11, 1823. Issue, 
all born in Hartford : 

2523. Alfred Hebard, b. Aug. 26, 1S04, drowned April 19, 1808. 

2524. John Roberts, b. April 27, 1807, d. Jan. 3, 1832, un. m. He was a teller in the Hart- 

ford Bank. 

2525. Mary Hebard, b. Feb. 5, 1809, d. Feb. 25, 1835. 

2526. Sarah Ann, b. March 14, 1811. 

2527. Amelia, b. Feb. 19, 1814, d. May 25, 1830. 

2528. *Henry Alfred, b. July 3, 1818, d. Jan. 9, 1856. 



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2529. Charlotte, b. Sept. 20, 1820, m. June 2, 1847, Samuel Odiah Loomis, son of James 

Loomis and Abigail S. Chaffee, of Windsor, Conn., where he died July 18, 1855, aet. 
44. She aft. m. Dec. 19, 1859, Rev. Orlando H. White, D. D., of New Haven, Conn. 
Issue: 1. Mary Charlotte Bliss White, b. at Meriden, Conn., Feb. 10, 1862. 2. Sa- 
rah Annette Bliss White, born at Jamaica Plains, Mass., Feb. 9, 186.3, and d. at Chel- 
sea, Mass., in 1865. Mr. W. was the founder and for several years pastor of How- 
ard Avenue Church, New Haven. He resigned the charge and accepted the office of 
Foreign Secretary of the American Freedman's Aid Society, and has since resided 
in London. 

2530. *Horace Lathrop, b. Oct. 6, 1823. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 9, 1825, to Abigail Pratt, of H. 
She was bom April 23, 1776, and died Nov. 1, 1830. He was afterwards 
married, Nov. 13, 18..., to Mrs. Huldah Bennett, of Enfield, Conn., but 
had no farther issue. She died at Springfield, Mass., in October, 1866, and 
he died at Windsor, Nov. 30, 1850. 

1136. 

JOHN, of New London and Middletown, Conn., mason, (son of Abra- 
ham Bliss and Sarah [Hall] Young, of New London,) was born Aug. 11, 
1791, and married May 3, 1814, to Sally G. Barnes, of M. She was born 
Feb. 11, 1794, and died June 4, 1850. He died Dec. 4, 1860. Issue : 

2531. Sally Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1815, d. June 21, 1817. 

2532. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1S17, m. Oct. 20, 1847, Milton Hathaway, of Suffield, Conn. 

2533. *William Henry, b. July 28, 1819, d. July 12, 1863. 

2534. *John, b. Feb. 7, 1823. 

2535. Frederick Augustus, b. July 21, 1825, d. Nov. 8, 1S26. 

2536. Sarah Hall, b. July 1, 1827, m. June 8, 1852, E. B. Chaffee, of M. 

2537. Horace Augustus, b. May 18, 1830,— resided in N.T. City, and was a clerk in the Police 

Department about 1855-60. He was m. Feb. 17, 1854, to Mary Augusta (daughter of 
John P.) King, of New London, Conn., who was b. March 25, 1834, and now resides 
in N. L. He d. in N. Y. City, Jan. 24, 1876. No issue. 

2538. Mary, b. April 11, 1832, m. Nov. 27, I860, Simeon Williams, and res. in Springfield, Mass. 

2539. Harriet, b. in M., Aug. 24, 1835, m. Nov. 20, 1855, Horace Smith, farmer and speculator, 

Colchester, Conn. He was a son of Thomas H. and Mary A. Smith, of Hampton, 
and Norwich, Conn., was b. in H., May 8, 1830, and d. in C, Nov. 24, 1875. Issae : 
— b. inC.: 1. Carrie E., b. May 2, 1859. 3. Helen A., b. July 5, 1861. 3. Min 
nie E., b. Oct. 2, 1865. 4. Thomas H., b. July 27, 1867. 

2540. *Edward, b. May 31, 1839. 

1137. 

WILLIAM, of Salisbury Centre, Herkimer Co., N. Y., carpenter and 
joiner, (son of Abraham Bliss and Sarah [Hall] Young, of New London, 
Conn.,) was born May 13, 1793, and removed from N. L. when about ten 
years of age. He was married Nov. 13, 1817, to Anna, daughter of Storm 
and Elizabeth Rosa, of Greene Co., N. Y., from which place he removed 
in 1832. She was born in 1792, and died in Lake Mills, Jefferson County, 
Wis., Jan. 1, 1875. He died in S. C, July 29, 1861. Issue : 

2541. *John, b. Nov. 9, 1818, d. Nov. 21, 1860. 

2542. *Storm Rosa, b. April 2, 1822. 

1143. 

NATHANIEL, of Amherst Point, Nova Scotia, farmer, (son of Nathaniel 
Bliss and Eunice Fish, of Cornwallis, N. S.,) was born in Lebanon, Conn., 
in April, 1763, removed to Nova Scotia when about nine or ten years of 



174 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

age, and to Cumberland County about 1793. He was married about 1788, 
to Margaret Forrest, whose parents, though Irish, were with the first 
English settlers, after the expulsion of the French from the Province. She 
died about 1838. He died March 5, 1854, set. 90 yrs. and 11 mos., and was 
buried in Amherst. Issue : 

2543. Rosannah, b. in 1797, m. Edward Copeland, and d. in 1867. 

2544. Nathaniel Dennison, b. in 1799, d. in 1854, — farmer, — n. m. 

2545. *Isaac, b. in 1800, d. in 1870. 

2546. Eunice, b. in 1800, m. Alexander Stuart, farmer, and d. in 1865. Aeon, Isaac, resides in 

Amherst, a farmer. 

2547. Irene, b. in 1S02, m. Tbomas Fowler, and a son, Amos, resides in Amherst, a farmer. 

2548. Sarah, b. in 1803, m. Col. Benj. Cbapman, and d. in 1861. A eon, Rev. Douglas Chap- 

man, (Metbodist,) resides in Sackville, N. B. 

2549. Ltdia, b. in 1807, m. Thos. R. Forrest, and d. in 1837. 

2550. *James Zenas, b. June 4, 1808. 

2551. Margaret, b. in 1810, m. Amos Wood, and d. about 1840. 

1144. 

ELIJAH, of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Eunice 
Fish, of C.,) married a Miss Beckwith, of that place, had three children 
born to him, and died when comparatively young. Issue : 

2552. Eunice, m. Reuben Stiles, — no issue. 

2553. James, was a lunatic, and d. about 1850-55. 

2554. A son b. ab. 1800-10, endeavored to become a preacher, but was not encouraged by the 

church. Family and whereabouts unknown. 



1149. 

SOLOMON, of Preston, Chenango Co., N. Y., (son of Calvin Bliss and 
Ruth Janes, of Shoreham, Vt.,) was born [in Salem, Mass.,?] April 9, 1786, 
and married Jan. 1, 1808, to Anna Packer. She was born [in Guilford, 
Vt.,?] June 30, 1786, and died in Henderson, N. Y., Jan. 14th, 1866. He 
died in Willett, N. Y., June 6, 1861. Issue : 

2555. Eunice P., b. July 28, 1809, m. Dec. 10, 1S29, James Preston, farmer, of Binghamton, 

N. Y., where she d. Nov. 11, 1866. 

2556. Amanda P., b. July 5, 1813, d. March 22, 1814. 

2557. Ltdia J., b. Jan. 11, 1815, m. Wm. S. Nichols, and aft. Harry Clark, farmer, of Belle- 

ville, N. Y. 

2558. Ruth, b. Jan. 11, and d. Jan. 19, 1817. 

2559. * Joshua P., b. at Preston, April 29, 1818. 

2560. Ruth C, b. at P., July 17, 1820, m. Wyman Clark, farmer, of P., and resides at Adams, 

New York. 

2561. *Calvin J., b. at P., May 22, 1822. 

2562. Ira G., b. July 27, 1824,— farmer and teacher,— d. in Wyoming, Pa., Sept. 30, 1846. 

1153. 

CALVIN, jr., farmer, of Shoreham, Salisbury, and Leicester, Vt., and of 
Amboy, Lee Co., 111., (son of Calvin Bliss and Ruth Janes, of Shoreham,) 
was born in Mass., May 14th, 1794, and married in lSlS^to Sarah Fuller. 
She was born in Mass., and died in Vermont, in 1822, leaving issue : 

2563. *Ebenezer Janes, b. Jan. 3, 1817. 

2564. Rachel F., b. May 11, 1818, m. in 1846, Horace Kingsley, farmer, of Clarendon, Vt. 

2565. *Joseph Fuller, b. April 13, 1820. 



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The father was afterwards married, in 1822, to Mary A. Braisted. She 
was born in Vermont, in December 1792, and died in Illinois, in 1868. He 
died in Amboy, in October, 18C6. Issue, born in Vermont : 

2566. *William H., b. Sept. 20, 1823. 

2567. *John A., b. March 28, 1826. 

2568. *Franklin C, b. Dec. 18, 1827. 

2509. Martette, b. Feb. 22, 1829, m. in 1845, Warren D. Esty, carpenter, of Amboy, 111., 3ch. 



1155. 

OLIVER BREWSTER, of Mina, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., farmer, (son 
of Calvin Bliss and Ruth Janes, of Shoreham, Vt.,) was born in Colerain, 
Mass., July 6, 1799, and married to Arpe Braisted. She was born in Ad- 
dison Co., Vt., in 1802, and d. March 27, 1871. He d. Feb. 24, 1874. Issue : 

2570. * Andrew Gardner, b. Jan. 29, 1826. 

2571. *Henrt, b. Oct. 16, 1828, d. May 8, 1863. 

2572. Mart, b. at Mina, Aug. 23, 1829, resides at Findley's Lake, N. T., un. in. 

2573. *Oliver Brewster, jr., b. March 2, 1831. 

2574. Frances Marion, born at M., Feb. 16th, 1839, m. March 15, 1876, Mertie J. Triviot,— a 

farmer at M., — no issue. 

2575. Arpe Melvina, b. at M., Oct. 27, 1840, m. Hugh S. Robinson, farmer, at Pavilion, N. T., 

and lives at Plattsville, 111. Issue: Melvina Bell, Jane Ardell, Isadore, and Fran- 
ces A. 



156. 

CALVIN, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Noah Bliss and Abi- 
gail Cooley, of L.,) was. born Dec. 11, 1784, and married Jan. 11, 1809, to 
Lucy, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Colton. She was born June 8th, 
1789, and died May 14-15, 1862. He died Feb. 24, 1862. Issue : 

2576. *Aaron, b. Jan. 6, 1810, d. Aug. 30, 1S72. 

2577. Abigail Coolet, b. Sept. 2, 1811, m. Oct. 11, 1837, Quartus Cooley, and d. of paralysis, 

Feb. 8, 1875. 

1158. 

WALTER, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Noah Bliss and Abi- 
gail Cooley, of L.,) was born Jan. 4, 1796, and married Dec. 19, 1820, to 
Harriet, daughter of Alpheus and Lois [Spencer] Colton. She was born 
in L., July 6, 1799, and died there Jan. 24, 1866. He died of heart disease, 
Jan. 14, 1861. Issue: 

2578. *Noah, b. March 3, 1822. 

2579. Mary Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1823, d. Oct. 23, 1825. 

2580. Mart Ann, b. Dec. 3, 1825, m. Feb. 3, 1858, Harvey R. Noble, Blandford, Mass., and d. 

in Feb., 1877. He was a son of John Noble and Irene Robinson, and a grandson of 
John Robinson and Naomi Bliss, of Granville, Mass. He was b. Oct. 27, 1817, and 
d., in Aug., 1875. Issue : 1. Carrie Bliss Noble, b. March 3, 1859, died, in August, 
1875. 2. Kate Elliot, b. March 27, 1863. 

2581. *Edwin Newell, b. Sept. 29, 1827. 

2582. Henrt Augustine, b. Sept. 27, 1829,— carriage maker at L., (and works at Plainville, 

Conn., and other places.) 

2583. *Daniel Colton, b. Nov. 2. 1831. 

2584. Catharine Louisa, b. Oct. 24, 1834, resides at L. 

2585. *William Edward, b. March 28, 1836. 

2586. Harriet A., b. May 6, 1839. 



176 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2587. James Elliott, b. Aug. 31, 1841, was murdered Dec. 7, 1862, at White Oak Church.Va., 

by the rebels. He was in Co. K, Thirty-seventh Mass. Vols., and was found at night 
near the camp of his regiment, killed and robbed of his clothing and money. 

2588. Lois Spencer, b. May 26, 1845, d. July 27, 1875, un. m. 

1159. 

JAMES, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Noah Bliss and Abigail Cooley, 
of L.,) was born June 4, 1797, and married May 14, 1819, to Eunice, daugh- 
ter of Abner and Eunice Chandler. She was the third of seven children, 
was b. Aug. 29, 1797, and was living in 1877. He d. Jan. 15, 1864. Issue : 

2589. *Sylvester, b. Sept. 7, 1820. 

2590. Louisa, b. Dec. 2, 1823, m. Nov. 3, 1S47, Willard A. Bancroft, farmer, of Montague, Mass., 

(set. 25, son of Abel and Susan Bancroft.) She died Dec. 23, 1879. 

2591. Jerusha, b. Dec. 23, 1825, m. June 29, 1853, D. Erskine Burbauk, butcher, of L. 

2592. Cordelia Ann, b. June 14, 1829. 

2593. Maria Robinson, born July 12th, 1831, d. Dec. 1, 1861. She was m. Feb. 16th, 1859, to 

Dr. Henry Bliss Noble, a son of John Noble and Irene Robinson, and grandson 
of John Robinson and Naomi Bliss, of Granville, Mass. He was b. May 20, 1832. 
Issue: Emma Louisa, b. in Washington, D. C, Jan. 4, 1860; Henry B., jr., born in 
Longmeadow, Oct. 13, 1861. Dr. Noble was aft. married Sept. 20, 1864, to Henrietta 
Clitch, — two children. 

2594. Harriet Sophia, b. Sept. 2, 1833, m. April 8, 1856, Samuel D. Burbank, Cal., a specta- 

cle maker, son of Daniel Burbank of L., where he was b. ab. 1830. He d. in Cal., 
Dec, 1879. 

2595. Eunice Eliza, b. Dec. 9, 1840. 

1164. 

Dea. EBEXEZEH, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer and tanner, (son of 
Gaius Bliss and Eunice Robinson, of L.,) was born at L., June 5, 1795, and 
married May 5, 1825, to Marilla, daughter of Asher and Experience Moore, 
of Tolland, Mass. She was born in T., June 27th, 1801, and died in L., 
March 3, 1866. He died in L., March 20, 1868. He was a Deacon in the 
First Congregational Church in L. for nearly thirty-nine years, was active 
in both church and town matters, and was anxious to do all in his power 
for his day and generation. Issue : 

2596. Georgiana Moore, b. Jan. 6, 1827, m. July 26, 1855, Rev. George M'Queen, missionary, 

of Corisco, inWestern Africa, where he d. March 25, 1859. A son, Charles M., was 
b. at L., Oct. 23, 1857, and now resides at that place. 

2597. Charles Robinson, (Rev.,) b. Nov. 5, 1S28, graduated at Williams College, Williams- 

town, Mass., in 1854, and at Andover Theological Seminary, Aug. 4, 1858; was pas- 
tor fifteen years in Wakefield, Mass. ; his health failing, he was appointed Professor 
in Colorado College, became interested in school work in New Mexico, and with 
President Tenney, of the college, was instrumental in founding Santa Fe and Albu- 
querque Academies ; is the author of several printed sermons and other publica- 
tions, and a frequent contributor to the journals of the day. He was m. Oct. 15, 
1862, to Mary F., daughter of Henry and Susan (Farnham) Smith, of Gloucester, 
Mass., and resides (1S80) at Colorado Springs. No issue. 

2598. Julia Marilla, b. Nov. 8, 1838, — a teacher, resides at L. 

2599. Flavia Sophronia, b. March 9, 1841, a missionary, at Sivas, Turkey, m. at L., Jan. 21, 

1880, Frank E. Garner, of Cornwall, Conn. 

1172. 

Hon. GAD OLCOTT, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Gad Bliss 
and Deborah Olcott, of L.,) was born March 1, 1807, — was a member of 
the Massachusetts State Convention for revising the Constitution, in 1853; 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 177 

twice represented his native town in the State Legislature, and was a mem- 
ber of the State Senate in 1857. He was a man of excellent judgment, was 
active in town and parish matters, was a man of affairs, settled estates, 
dealt in railroad and bank stocks, was well known in business circles in 
Springfield and elsewhere, and was sometimes called " the Longmeadow 
lawyer." He was married May 21, 1828, to Harriet, daughter of Josiah 
Cooley. She was the youngest of eight children, was born Dec. 19, 1802, 
and was living in 1877. He died March 5, 1872. Issue : 

2600. Ellen Eliza, b. Jan. 4, 1832, d. June 11, 1833. 

2601. Ellen Eliza, born May 20, 1834, m. Oct. 2, 1855, John, fifth child of George and Rachel 

[Breck] Hooker, druggist, of L., and aft. of Elyria, N. Y., and Springfield, Mass. 
He was b. in Syracuse, N. T., about 1826. Issue : 1. Harriet Breck, born Sept. 19, 
1857, m. Feb. 4, 1880, William Bacon, shoe dealer, of Springfield. 2. Mary Dwight, 
born Nov. 15, 1859. 3. George Bliss, b. June 7, 1861. 

2602. Harriet Olcott, b. Sept. 8, 1838, d. Nov. 26, 1844. 

1179. 

Dea. DAVID BREED, of Thawville, Iroquois Co., 111., farmer, (son of 
Rev. Enos Bliss and Betsey Breed, of Loraine, N. Y.,) was born at Water- 
town, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1808, and married Feb. 17, 1835, to Jane, daughter 
of Robert and Chloe [Chapman] Lay, who was born at Westbrook, Conn.,. 
Oct. 5, 1815. He is an active Christian, — a member of the Congregational 
Church, of which he is also a Deacon. Issue : 

2603. *Edwarb Patson, b. at Loraine, N. T., March 25, 1836, d. May 17, 1863, (was killed in 

the war of the rebellion.) 

2604. *Alvan Birnet, b. at L., April 15, 1838. 

2605. Mart Jane, b. at L., July 22, 1840, m., in April, 1872, John Dale, of Thawville. 

2606. *David Cleveland, b. at L., May 7, 1843. 

2607. Lucy Josepha, b. at Plymouth, Wis., May 29, 1848, m., in April, 1874, John Davis, of T. 

2608. Eleanor Elizabeth, b. at Plymouth, May 28, 1851, — a teacher in T. 

2609. Fanny Zerviah, b. at P., Feb. 22, 1854, m. Wm. Wilcox, of Carpenteria, Gal. 

2610. Robert Lay, b. in P., April 28, 1859,— a teacher, in T. 

1183. 

SIMEON BREED, of Newton, 111., and of Gowrie, Iowa, farmer, (son 
of Rev. Enos Bliss and Betsey Breed, of Loraine, N. Y.,) was born at L., 
Sept. 18, 1816, and married March 11, 1840, to Melinda Hunt, who was b. 
at Loraine, July 4, 1819. Issue: 

2611. *Henry H., b. in Loraine, N. T., Aug. 21, 1841. 

2612. *Lemttel Enos, b. at Newton, 111., Oct. 8, 1850. 

2613. Mary M., b. in Newton, April 19, 1854, graduated at Elmira (N. T.) Female College, 

and is a teacher at Rochester, N. Y. 

1187. 

ADOLPHUS, of Springfield, Bradford Co., Fa., (son of Stephen Bliss 
and Clarissa Leonard, of S.,) was born in June, 1796, married in Troy, Pa., 
Feb. 14, 1822, to Hannah Barber, moved to Ohio, and afterwards to Illinois, 
where he kept a hotel until his death, in May, 1843. He was known far 
and near as "Landlord Bliss," having kept tavern over a quarter of a cen- 
tury. Issue : 

23 



178 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2614. Aurilla, born at Troy, Pa., in April, 1824, m. Henry Lane in 1842, and Franklin De- 

Wolf, her second husband, in 1854. No issue. 

2615. Volney, b. in Ohio, Oct. 10, 1828, — is a farmer and stock raiser, at Lee Centre, Lee Co., 

111. He served in the Union army during the war of the rebellion, as a lieutenantin 
the 15th 111. Regt., 17th Army Corps, under command of Gen. Frank Blair. He was 
m. at Lee Centre, Dec. 25, 1853, to Pauline Treadwell, (dau. of Dr. Allen Treadwell, 
of Susquehannah Co., Pa., whose family had then just removed to the west.) No ch. 



1189. 

NOAH W., of Leona, Bradford Co., Pa., farmer, (son of Stephen Bliss 
and Clarissa Leonard, of Springfield, Pa.,) was born July 18, 1811, and 
married June 24, 1845, to Harriet Peckham, who was born April 5, 1820. 
Issue : 

2616. Henrietta R. P., born Oct. 31, 1847, m. March 16, 1871, Elisha Gates, and resides at 

Springfield, Pa. 

2617. Effie Adella, b. Dec. 10, 1852, m. Jan. 25, 1872, Leon Stacy, and resides at Leona. 

2618. Ida Ellen, b. Sept. 20, 1858. 

2619. Willie Grant, (adopted son,) b. ab. Feb. 1, 1864. 

1190. 

ROSWELL, of Berlin, Mass., carpenter and joiner, (son of Gideon Bliss 
and Mary Woodworth, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born at Monson, Mass., 
March 15, 1791, and married Sept. 27, 1815, to Lydia, daughter of Israel 
and Matilda Chase, of Worcester, Mass. She was boni at W., June 9th, 
1795, and died Jan. 15, 1872. He died April 30, 1869. Issue : 

2620. *Lyman Chase, b. July 5, 1816, d. Oct. 14, 1873. 

2621. Minerva Fuller, b. at B., Sept. 10, 1818, m., in Sept., 1846, Wm. Chadwick, carpenter, 

who d. May 1, 1850. She died in B., Sept. 13, 1S56. Issue, 1. in Worcester, Mass. : 
Augustus E., painter, b. Sept. 20, 1847; Mary E., b. Nov. 5, 184S; Herbert S., car- 
penter, b. in Feb., 1850. 

2622. *Edward Flint, b. July 4, 1821. 

2623. Mary Woodworth, b. in B., July 3, 1823, m. April 19, 1846, Otis H. Kendall, painter, 

of Framingham, and d. insane, in Clinton, Mass., May 20, 1857. No issue. He was 
a son of Luther and Mary Kendall, and was b. in 1822. 

2624. *Jesse Eddy, b. Dec. 31, 1825. 

2625. Matilda Chase, b. in Lancaster, Mass., Nov. 22, 1827, — un. m. 

2626. Lydia Elizabeth, b. in B., April 19, 1832, d. Feb. 21, 1851. 

1194. 

AUSTIN, of Bozrah, Conn., and Pelham, Mass., farmer and manufac- 
turer, (son of Gideon Bliss and Mary Woodworth, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) 
was born Aug. 6, 1796, and married Jan. 28, 1817, to Abigail, daughter of 
Joseph and Phebe Bumsted, of Monson, Mass. She was born Feb. 23, 1801, 
and died July 11, 1850. Issue: 

2627. *Edward, b. April 21, 1818, d. Jan. 7, 1871. 

2628. *Sylvester S., b. Jan. 10, 1820, d. Aug. 13, 1867. 

2629. Austin, b. in Monson, Sept. 17, 1821, m. Sept. 16, 1845, Elizabeth S., (dau. of John and 

Nancy) Beckwith, of Lyme, Conn., who was b. April 8, 1816. He resides at Nor- 
wich, Conn., and is a trader. No issue. 

2630. *Alvin Bumsted, b. April 24, 1824. 

2631. *Horace Harrison, b. Jan. 17, 1826. 

2632. *Sanford Joseph, b. Sept. 15, 1827, d. Jan. 14, 1873. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 179 

2633. Mart Abigail, b. July 2S, 1S29, m., in 1S47, John Smith, Norwich, Conn., and died June 

2, 1866. 

2634. Harriet Eliza, b. Nov. 17, 1831, m. July 17, 1853, Jobn Lathrop, Lisbon. Conn., and d. 

Oct. 3, 1875. 

2635. Julia M., b. Oct. 17, 1833, d. June 25, 1835. 

2636. *William H., b. Nov. 6, 1835. 

2637. Julia M., b. Dec. 8, 1838, m. Aug. 22, 1861, Henry Kirbland, mechanic, of Springfield, 

Mass., and d. Jan. 8, 1871. He is a son of Burnbam and Lucy Kirkland, and was 
b. at Agawam, Mass., 1838-9. 

2638. Sarah Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1S42, m. Nathan Brewster, of Hanover, Conn. 

The father was afterwards married, March 30, 1851, to Mrs. Nancy Dim- 
ock, (daughter of Thomas and Jane Thatcher,) of Ellington, Conn., where 
she was born April 24, 1812. He died Jan. 3, 1871. Issue : 

2639. *Lewis D., b. Jan. 27, 1852, d. April 8, 1877. 

1198. 

JAMES B., of Savannah, Ga., jeweller, (son of Gideon Bliss and Mary 
Woodworth, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born Feb. 10, 1804, and married 
Feb. 18, 1830, to Eliza J. Smith, of St. Mary's, Ga., (her father being from 
Northboro, Mass.) She died Nov. 28, 1847. He died in Troupville, Ga., 
July 23, 1843. Issue : 

2640. Lewis, m., was a pilot, and harbor master about 1872. 

2641. Emily, m. John Ten Broeck, and res. at S. 

2642. Marion, a farmer. 

2643. Sylvester, m., — master of a vessel sailing from Savannah to New York. 

2644. Melissa. 

2645. Gideon, died during the war of the rebellion, — uo. m. 

1201. 

LEWIS TIRRELL, of Colchester and Middletown, Conn., carj^enter and 
joiner, (son of Gideon Bliss and Mary Woodworth, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) 
was born at Monson, Mass., March 18, 1811, and married Sept. 27, 1841, to 
Harriet Lucretia, daughter of Erastus and Prudence R. [Loomis] Chapman, 
of East Haddam, Conn., where she was born, Sept. 24, 1820. Issue : 

2646. Prudence Loomis, b. at C, Oct. 15, 1845, d. at M., July 15, 1854. 

2647. *Franklin Woodruff, b. at M., May 15, 1848. 

2648. Mary Jane, b. at M., Jan. 6, 1851, d. May 4, 1853. 

2649. Charles LeRoy, b. at M., April 27, 1857, d. Sept. 28, 1875. 

1202. 

HENRY HARRISON, of Berlin, Mass., shoemaker, (son of Gideon Bliss 
and Mary Woodworth, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born Aug. 12, 1813, and 
married Sept. 27, 1840, to Lucy Maria, daughter of Emory and Lucy Saw- 
yer, of Berlin, Mass., who was born Sept. 22, 1823. Issue : 

2650. *Charles Henry, b. Aug. 16, 1841. 

1205. 

MOSES BRIDGMAN, of Pittston, Me., and of Eau Claire, Wis., (son 
of Obed and Roxamia Bliss, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born May 3, 1798, 
and married Jan. 19, 1832, to Paulina Bullen, of Hallowell, Me., who was 
born Oct. 29, 1807. Issue : 



180 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2651. Addison Bbidgman, b. July 1, 1833, d. June 17, 1851. 

2652. Roxanna Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1839, m. Samuel Guild, and resides in Augusta, Me. 

2653. Frances Paulina, b. May 23, 1849. 

1208. 

EDMUND WELLS, farmer and mechanic, of Pittston, and of Dresden, 
Lincoln Co., Me., (son of Obedand Roxanna Bliss, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) 
was born May 3, 1807, and married Dec. 29, 1833, to Susan B. Shaw, of P. 
She was born July 1, 1813, and died July 9, 1850. Issue : 

2654. Charles E., b. Nov. 30, 1834, died. 
2055. A child b. in 1836, d. June 27, 1836. 

2656. Susan Emma, b. March 10, 183S, died. 

2657. Obed W., b. March 8, 1840, d. in August, 1852. 

2658. George Y., b. and d. April 20, 1843. 

2659. John M., b. Sept. 18, 1845, d. April 25, 1853. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 10, 1850, to Sarah J. Segurs, of 
Dresden. Issue : 

2660. DeOscar LeRot, b. in P., Oct. 8, 1851, — followed the sea, but d. at St. Louis, Mo., while 

returning from Havana, Oct. 15, 1870. 

2661. Martha Jane, b. in P., Aug. 29, 1853, m. Feb. 20, 1871, Henry C. Brown, of West Bath, 

Me. A daughter, Jennie Lucinda, b. March 16, d. May 26, 1874. 

2662. Mart Elizabeth, b. in P., Dec. 14, 1854, d. March 15, 1867. 

2663. Clara Ellen, b. in D., Dec. 27, 1858, — is a teacher, and resides at D. 

2664. Charles Edmund, b. in D., April 14, 1859, — is a farmer at D. 

1209. 

JESSE PYNCHON, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Jesse Bliss and Be- 
linda Kilbourn, of W.,) was born in Ludlow, Mass., Dec. 19th, 1794, and 
married Oct. 6, 1819, to Lucy Hoar, of Monson, Mass. She was born at 
M., Dec. 19, 1796, and died at W., June 10, 1835. Issue : 

2665. Henry Ptnchon, b. May 29, 1823, d. Sept. 15, 1824. 

2666. Elizabeth Frances, b. Aug. 27, 1825, n. m., res. at 28 Webster Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

2667. Juliette, b. Sept. 2, 1827, m. Aug. 20, 1851, Henry A. Collins, M. D., Springfield, Mass., 

and died in 1856. He was a son of Henry Collins and Clarissa White, of South Had- 
ley, Mass., and was born in August, 1826. No issue. 

2668. *Samuel Ptnchon, b. Aug. 19, 1831. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 6, 1835, to Mary Ann Hoar, who 
died Aug. 31, 1840. They had but one child— 

2669. Lucy Maria, b. Nov. 29, 1836, m. at M., May 22, 1871, as the second wife of Mr. Gurdon 

Grosvenor, of Lawrence, Kansas, where she now resides. He is a son of Gurdon 
and Maria Grosvenor, and was born in Suffield, Conn., about 1830. 

The father was afterwards married Sept. 20, 1842, to Abigail G. Ames, 
of East Windsor, Conn., and died July 11, 1851. 

1313. 

WILLIAM, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer and speculator, (son of Jesse 
Bliss and Belinda Kilbourn, of W.,) was born in W., May 9th, 1803, and 
married Thanksgiving, 1826, to Louisa Bliss Turner, of Walpole, N. H. 
She was born Jan. 1, 1801, and died March 4, 1840. He died March 20th, 
1848. Issue : 

2670. *George William, b. March 23, 1828. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 181 

1214. 

SAMUEL MOSELEY, of Wilbraham,Mass., farmer, (son of Jesse Bliss 
and Belinda Kilbourn, of W.,) was born March 2, 1805, and married Sept. 
30, 1830, to Lora, daughter of Nathaniel and Lora Warner, of Ellington, 
Conn. She was born May 13, 1808, and died June 22, 1859, leaving issue : 

2671. Henry Moseley, b. Oct. 4, 1832,— a farmer and cattle dealer at W., — m. May 13, 1856, 

Mary E., (dau. ofRufus) Bugbee, of East Longmeadow, Mass. She was born in 
Palmer, July 31, 1836. 

2672. *Myhon Augustine, b. Sept. 9, 1838. 

The father was afterwards married, March 15, 1860, to Mrs. Julia A., 
widow of the late Dr. Marcus Shearer, of Palmer, Mass., and died Feb. 19, 
1871. She was a daughter of Moses Maynard, of Sudbury, Mass., and 
was born about 1808. 

1315. 

Maj. LUTHER BURT, postmaster of Wilbraham, Mass., in 1846, (son 
of Jesse Bliss and Belinda Kilbourn, of W.,) was born Dec. 23, 1807, and 
married Aug. 14, 1833, to Harriet Adams, of W., who was born Jan. 27th, 
1812. He died April 1, 1877. Issue : 

2673. Charles Austin, b. Feb. 25, 1835, d. Feb. 13, 1838. 

2674. Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 22, 1837, married Dec. 22, 1859, John G. Haskell, archi- 

tect, and resides in Lawrence, Kansas. He is a son of Franklin and Almira C. Has- 
kell, and was b. in Milton, Vt., in 1832. 

2675. John Adams, b. Feb. 13, 1843, m. Aug. 6, 1865, to Emma E. Richards. She was a dau. 

of (Davis?) and Dorcas Richards, and was b. in Cummington, Mass., in 1845. He 
was afterwards m. Several letters have been addressed him at Lawrence, Kansas, 
but no answers received. 

1318. 

JOEL, of New York City, carpenter in U. S. Navy, (son of Daniel Bliss 
and Betsey Hailey, of Pittston, Me.,) was born in Augusta, Me., July 8th, 
1804, and married in N. Y. City, April 9, 1838, to Marianna F. Clark. She 
was born at Nantucket, Mass., March 6, 1817, and died Aug. 8, 1878. He 
died June 23, 1847. Issue, born in New York City : 

2676. Joel Charles, b. April 9, 1840, d. Aug. 10, 1841. 

2677. Joseph Daniel, b. April 7, 1843, — sign painter, of [55 Cannon St., and Boat No. 7, foot of 

Broome St., E. R.] N. T. City, m. in that city, Nov. 27, 1878, Mary Elizabeth Potts. 

2678. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1845, d. Jan. 23, 1848. 

1230. 

JEREMY WELLS, solicitor of patents, Hartford, Conn., (son of Maj. 
Jeremy Bliss and Lois Kilbourn, of Chicopee, Mass.,) born May 3, 1811, 
was a man of excellent business qualifications and undoubted integrity, 
and his word was as good as a bond. In all his varied relations in life he 
was beloved and respected, and his death was universally regretted. He 
was married Aug. 15, 1832, to Rosetta Rider, who was born in Sunderland, 
Mass., Jan. 26, 1815. He died March 4, 1876. Issue : 

2679. Sarah Jane, b. Oct. 2, 1833, m. Oct. 17, 1854, Nahum C. Wilder, of Hartford, (born Sept. 

23, 1830.) Issue : Edward Bliss Wilder, born in California, March 15, 1862, now re- 
siding in H. 



182 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2680. Ellen Rider, b. in Nov., 1835, d., in May, 1841. 

2681. George Kilbourn, b. in Dec, 1839, d. in infancy. 

2682. *Edward Wells, b. Sept. 26, 1843. 

1223. 

JOEL KILBOURN', pattern maker, of Boston and Charlestown, Mass., 
(son of Maj. Jeremy Bliss and Lois Kilbourn, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was b. 
in Somers, Conn., June 23, 1814, and married Dec. 1, 1836, to Martha A. 
Chapin, of Chicopee. Issue : 

2683. *Joel Everett, b. July 6, 1838. 

2681. Samuel Eugene, b. at C, Sept. 21, 1841, d. April 27, 1861. 

2685. Lois Adelaide, b. at C, Feb. 29, 1844, in. May 10, 1864, William P. King, armorer, and 

resides cor. Worthington and Main streets, Springfield, Mass. 

2686. Josephine Amelia, b. Aug. 29, 1847, m. Jan. 11, 1872, Washington A. Ballard, of Chico- 

pee, son of Alexander H. and Sarah M. Ballard, (b. at Ludlow, Mass., in 1846.) 

2687. Julia Augusta, b. at C. in 1850, m. Nov. 19, 1867, D.Emerson Chapin, and res. (on Alert 

Ave.,) in Springfield. He is a son of Daniel and Mercy Chapin, and was born in S. 
in 1847. 

2688. Lizzie Lamira, b. Feb. 15, 1854, d. Oct. 10, 1855. 

1223. 

SAMUEL WELLINGTON", of Springfield, Mass., (son of Maj. Jeremy 
Bliss and Lois Kilbourn, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born May 26, 1816, and 
married April 8, 1840, to Laura, daughter of John and Hannah Rockwood, 
of Monson, Mass., who was born July 17, 1814. Issue : 

2689. Sarah Maria, b. Jan. 16, 1841, m. about May 25, 1870, Chas. H. (son of Theodore and 

Emeline) Bust, of Longmeadow, Mass., (b. in 1842-3) and d. Aug. 5,1873. No issue. 

2690. *Charles Wellington, b. June 10, 1845. 

1232. 

WILLIAM STRONG, of Detroit, Mich., (son of Maj. Jeremy Bliss and 

Lois Kilbourn, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born at Somers, Conn., April 27, 

1833, — enlisted in the Union army during the war of the rebellion, was 

First Lieutenant in the Second Battery attached to the Michigan Volunteers, 

was taken prisoner at Pittsburg Landing, Miss., and was shot in cold blood 

while in prison at Montgomery, Ala., May 1, 1862. He was married Nov. 

25, 1854, to Frances H., daughter of Nathaniel Parker. She was born at 

Brimfield, Mass., Feb. 6, 1833, and now (1878) resides in Springfield, Mass. 
Issue : 

2691. Warren Clifford, born at D., April 6, I860,— now a clerk in the John Hancock Bank, 

Springfield. 

1235. 

SYLVESTER, of Tolland and Hartford, Conn., and of Boston and Rox- 
bury, Mass., one of the compilers of this Genealogy, was a son of John 
Bliss, Esq., and Sally Abbott, of Tolland, — where he was born June 19, 
1814, — and became a teacher, an author, and an editor. He Avas married 
August 3, 1837, to Maria, daughter of Capt. Henry and Mary Steele, of 
Hartford, and died at Roxbury, after a week's illness, March 6, 1863. Issue : 

2692. Charles Wells, b. Oct. 15, 1839, d. Feb. 24, 1846. 

2693. Henry Sylvester, b. Sept. 27, 1843. 

2694. Sherwood Abbott, b. Nov. 14, 1851. 




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Besides a common and academic course of study, Sylvester Bliss was a 
self educated man. In the summer of 1835 he was a teacher in the " El- 
lino-ton (Ct.) School," an incorporated institution under the superintend- 
ence of the late Judge John Hall. In the Autumn of that year he removed 
to Hartford, Conn., and in April of the next year became the Principal of 
the South Public School in that city, and thus continued four years, till 
failing health compelled the relinquishment of that employment. In Octo- 
ber 1842 he removed to Boston, Mass., and took the editorial charge of the 
"Advent Herald," — a periodical devoted to the investigation of Prophecy, 
and issued weekly, which he conducted more than twenty-five years. In 
1846 he compiled a Quarto School Geography entitled " Bliss 1 Analysis of 
Geography," which was published by John P. Jewett & Co., of Boston, 
and more than 10,000 copies sold, in connection with about 1,000 sets of a 
series of large " Outline Maps," for school rooms, by the same author. He 
also wrote an " Analysis of Sacred Chronology," a " Commentary on the 
Apocalypse," and other theological and geographical treatises. In 1848 he 
became a resident of Roxbury. He was married Aug. 3, 1837, to Maria, 
daughter of Capt. Henry and Mary Steele, of Hartford, Conn., and a lineal 
descendant of John Steele, who led the first emigration from Cambridge, 
Mass., to Hartford. John Steele was a member of the first General Court 
held in the Connecticut Colony, was its first Secretary, and held various 
other public offices. He died in 1663, and his wife Rachel in 1653. His 
son John was married in 1645, to Mercy Warner, and died in the year 1653. 
Samuel, of the third generation, was born in 1652, was married in 1680, to 
Mercy, daughter of Maj. William Bradford, and died in 1710. Daniel, of 
the fourth generation, was born April 3, 1697, married in 1725, to Mary 
Hopkins, and died in 1770. Lemuel, of the fifth generation, was born in 
1744, married Mary Clapp, and died Nov. 23, 1815. Henry, of the sixth gene- 
ration, was born Dec. 21, 1783, was married to Mary Sherwood, daughter of 
Seth Sherwood and Mary Wakeman, of Fairfield, Conn., and died in March, 
1830. Mary Sherwood was born March 27, 1790, and died Jan. 17th, 1850. 
Their daughter Maria, (Mrs. Bliss,) was born Dec. 12, 1818. 



1347. 

WILLIAM, of Springfield and Ashleyville, Mass., armorer and inventor, 
(son of Hosea Bliss and Malah Rogers, of West Springfield,) was born in 
W. S., Jan. 24, 1799, and married Jan. 30, 1821, to Lucinda, daughter of 
Edward and Betsey Kneeland, of W. S. She was born in Hadley, Mass., 
Sept. 30, 1798, and died May 4, 1867. He was connected with the Spring- 
field Armory, as a workman, for about fifty years. July 3, 1877, he ob- 
tained a patent for an important invention, whereby heat, distributed 
through pipes, like steam, gas, and water, can be utilized for heating, cook- 
ing, and mechanical purposes. Issue : 

2695. William White, (M. D.,) b. in S., March 2, 1822, received the degree of M. D., at the 
University of Pa., April 4, 1S44,— resided at Pike, Ga., and at N. Y. City, and New- 
ark, N. J. He was m. Dec. 23, 1846, to Amelia M., dau. of Win. M. and Phebe (Col- 



184 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

lier) Hussey, of New Bedford, Mass. She was b. at Nantucket, Mass., in 1828, and 
d. in New Haven, Conn., April 21, 1S72. He removed from Springfield, Mass., Jan. 
23, 1848, and d. at Orange, N. J., Sept. 5, 1873. No issue. 

2696. Elizabeth Lucinda, b. Aug. 3, 1825, d. Sept. 10, 1826. 

2697. Alford, b. June 6, and d. Oct. 18, 1827. 

1248. 

HOSEA, jr., of West Springfield, Mass., blacksmith, (son of Hosea Bliss 
and Malah Rogers, of W. S.,) was born Dec. 28, 1800, and married Dec. 
5, 1822, to Mary, daughter of Ezekiel and Huldah Bagg, of W. S. She 
was born April 14, 1802, and died June 3, 1860. Issue : 

2698. Huldah Cooley, b. Sept. 10, 1823, m. May 9, 1844, Simeon Hine Bliss, (son of Ira Bliss 

and Anna Hine, of Essex, Vt.,) and d. June 17, 1857. 

2699. Mart Maria, b. Jan. 17, 1827, m. (Sept.?) Dec. 25, 1851, Samuel Smith, jr., farmer, of 

Middlefield, Mass., where he was b. in 1826. Issue : Grace Tullulah, born Sept. 17, 
1852, died Feb. 2, 1855; Hosea Bliss, b. Feb. 4, 1856; Perlie Lee, born Sept. 24, 1861; 
Ernest Bliss, b. Dec. 8, 1863. 

2700. Malah Elouise, b. Dec. 11, 1833, m. March 17, 1857, Noah Dickinson, farmer, of Jeffer- 

son, 111. He is a son of Jonathan Dickinson, and was b. at Amherst, Mass., about 
1822. Issue: Helen Bliss, b. April 20, 1859; Frank Bliss, b. Sept. 19,1861; Amy 
Stoughton, b. Aug. 14, 1863; Mary Bliss, b. July 22, 1867. 

2701. Hellen M., b. March 23, 1835, d. Nov. 6, 1855. 

The father was afterwards married, June 20th, 1861, to Mrs. Martha A. 
Stone, (b. ab. 1823,) daughter of Simeon Mallory, of Northfield, Mass., 
and died July 23, 1869. 

1250. 

SETH, of Northampton, and of Springfield, Mass., blacksmith, (son of 
Hosea Bliss and Malah Rogers, of West Springfield, Mass.,) was born in 
W. S., April 16, 1804, and married Nov. 24, 1825, to Adaline Zervia Chapin, 
who was born at Holyoke, Mass., Dec. 14, 1804. Issue : 

2702. *John Curtis, b. Sept. 6, 1826. 

2703. Lucy Chapin, b. March 15, 1832, married June (S. R. May 24,) 1854, Curtis Newell, 

Northampton, and now resides at Springfield, Mass. He is a son of John Newell, 
and was b. at Wilbraham, Mass., in 1828. 

1252. 

LEMUEL, of Humphreysville, (now Seymour,) Conn., auger manufac- 
turer, (son of Hosea Bliss and Malah Rogers, of West Springfield, Mass.,) 
was born in S., Sept. 4, 1810, and married June 9, 1835, to Emeline, daugh- 
ter of Walter and Laura French, of H. She was born Jan. 6, 1816, and 
now (1877) resides at Seymour. He died Jan. 10, 1851. Issue, b. in H. : 

2704. *Howard, b. July 17, 1836. 

2705. *Levi Gilbert, b. June 9, 1839. 

2706. George, b. Aug. 8, 1844, clerk at Branford, Conn. At the age of eight years he went to 

Middlefield, Mass. ; Dec. 23, 1863, he enlisted in the Second Mass. Regt. Veteran In- 
fantry Vols., 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, and was discharged at the 
close of the war, July 14, 1865, since which he has resided in Branford. He was m. 
Oct. 23, 1872, by Rev. E. C. Baldwin, to Miss Emma Smith, of B., who was born 
Nov. 13, 1855, in Shandaken, N. Y. Both are members of the Congregational church. 

2707. *Charles Henry, b. Sept. 15, 1849. 

2708. Eliza French, b. Aug. 2, 1851, m. July 19, 1871, Matthew H. Pope, and d. of consump- 

tion, May 26, 1875. Issue : Jessie Pope, b. Feb. 4, 1874, now residing at Orange, Ct. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 185 

1363. 

DANIEL, of Ponifret, N. Y., and Mentor, Ohio, lumberman, (son of 
Daniel Bliss and Polly Miller, of Brattleboro, Vt.,) was born in B., Aug. 
7, 1813, and married Aug. 31, 1842, to Cynthia Florilla Coats, who was born 
at Fredonia, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1822. Issue : 

2709. Olive Clorinda, b. at F., Feb. 16, 1844, m. at Ashtabula, O., Dec. 31, 1862, to James H. 

Savage, carpenter, of Mentor, and d. Dec. 22, 1877. Issue — all b. in M. : J. Edward 
Savage, b. Feb. 2, 1868; Louis Bliss, b. Dec. 22, 1872, d. April 14, 1873; Cynthia L., 
b. Dec. 11, and d. Dec. 14, 1876. 

2710. Ellen Cynthia, b. at F., Sept. 23, 1846, in. at M., Sept. 22, 1868, James H. Page, book- 

keeper, Cleveland, O., and d. Feb. 28, 1871. One dau., Ella C, born at C, Feb. 16, 
1870, d. June 13, 1878. 

2711. William Daniel, b. at F., Aug. 6, 1852, d. Dec. 8, 1852. 

2712. Alice Florilla, b. at F., June 13, 1854, d. July 5, 1873. 

2713. Walter Harvey, b. at Chautauqua, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1857, — res. at M. 

2714. Frederic, b. at Ashtabula, O., June 6, 1860, d. Feb. 17, 1861. 



1364. 

ELIJAH, nurseryman and gardener, of Pomfret, N. Y., Ashtabula, O., 
and of High Point, Guilford Co., N. C, (son of Daniel Bliss and Polly 
Miller, of Brattleboro, Vt.,) was born in B., Nov. 20, 1817, and married in 
Enfield, Conn., Feb. 16, 1842, to Rebecca T. Lyon. She was born in Mon- 
son, Mass., Feb. 1, 1814, and died at Ashtabula, Dec. 2, 1866. Issue : — 

2715. *Charles Harrison, b. Dec. 7, 1843. 

2716. Julius Elijah, b. in Springfield, Mass., March 6th, 1845, enlisted in the Second O. Vol. 

Cav., during the great rebellion, lost his eyesight, from exposure during an attack of 
the measles, and aft. graduated at the Ohio Institute for the Blind, since which he 
has partially recovered the use of his right eye. He was m. at North Fairfield, Ohio, 
Sept. 6, 1871, to Helen M. Allen, who was b. at that place, March 27, 1844. She died 
May 21, 1874. No issue. Residence (1877) at High Point. 

2717. Emily Elizabeth, b. in Fredonia, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1849, m. April 5, 1877, John E. Nichols, 

farmer, of North Fairfield, Ohio. 

2718. Sarah Evaline, born in F., Nov. 5, 1854, m. Aug. 30, 1876, Wilber Holden, farmer, of 

North Fairfield, O. One son— O. B. Holden, b. Sept. 10, 1877. 

1365. 

JOEL RUGGLES, of Little House Run, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., (son 
of Daniel Bliss and Hannah Thurston, of Brattleboro, Vt.,) was born July 
21, 1821, and married Dec. 26, 1840, to Rosetta Ellis, who was born in 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., July 6, 1823. He d. in Mich., Aug. 15, 1859. Issue : 

2719. Juliette, b. at Fredonia, N. Y., June 27, 1842, m. Nov. 15, 1857, Benj. R. Clark, mer- 

chant, of Geneva, Mich. Issue : Frank J., b. June 12, 1S60; Hermon D., b. Jan. 9, 
1863; Roy U., b. Aug. 21, 1865. 

2720. *George Landon, b. at F., Sept. 15, 1844. 

2721. Clement Kirk, b. at Lottsville, Pa., May 10, 1847, d. Oct. 6, 1848. 

2722. Clara Adelaide, born at Little Valley, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1850, m. April 21, 1867, David 

Knapp, farmer, Geneva, Mich. Issue : O. D. Knapp, b. Nov. 29, 1870. 

2723. Charles Albert, b. at F., March 14, 1853, d. Dec. 7, 1860. 

2724. Sarah Elizabeth, b. at F., Feb. 19, 1856, m. Sept. 19, 1874, James E. Black, farmer, 

Casco, Mich. 

The mother was afterwards married, March 24, 1860, to Philip Hoege, of 

Irvington, Van Buren Co., Mich. 
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186 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1267. 

HOSE A, of Pomfret, N. Y., and of Ashtabula, Ohio, (son of Daniel Bliss 
and Hannah Thurston, of Brattleboro, Vt.,) was born March 6, 1826, and 
married July 4, 1849, to Catharine Bemas, who was born Oct. 24, 1831. 
Issue : 

2725. Oeissa Isabella, b. Juno 8, 1853, m. Sept. 9, 1873, John H. Whitrnore, and resides in 

Rockford, 111. 

2726. Mary Louisa, b. June 14, 1856, — a teacher since she was fifteen yrs. of age, — now resid- 

ing at Union City, Ind. 

2727. Kate Eveline, b. April 7, 1858, d. Feb. 9, 1862. 

2728. Alice Isadobe, b. July 23, 1860. 



1272. 

HENRY KENT, of Carlton, Orleans Co., N. Y., (son of Daniel Bliss 
and Hannah Thurston, of Brattleboro, Vt.,) was born at Sinclairville, N. 
Y., June 5, 1835, and married in Brockport, N. Y., July 4, 1864, to Theresa 
S. Johnson. Issue : 

2729. Florence Theresa, b. April 20, 1866, d. Feb. 5, 1867. 

2730. Arthur Daniel, b. April 11, 1868. 

2731. Walter Irving, b. June 5, 1870. 

2732. Nellie Florie, b. June 18, 1873. 



1275. 

EDWARD UPHAM, of Chenango, N. Y., and of Bernadotte, Fulton Co., 
111., painter, (son of Benedict Bliss and Sarah Upham, of Newport, R. I.,) 
was born at N., April 26th, 1771, and married April 10th, 1792, to Mabel 
Chaffee. She was born at Woodstock, Conn., Oct. 29, 1773, and died near 
Bernadotte, Jan. 11, 1848. He d. at the same place, Oct. 15, 1854. Issue : 

2733. ^Benjamin, b. May 7, 1794, d. May 22, 1843. 

2734. Edward Vardus, b. at Springfield, Mass., Feb. 5, 1796, was a portrait painter, — was a 

soldier in the war of 1812. He was a brave, brilliant, free hearted man, — his own 
worst enemy. He d. at Westfield, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1835, un. m. 

2735. Mabilia, b. Feb. 8, 1798, m. Simeon Joslin Porter, a painter and farmer, and d. at Rut- 

land, Vt., Jan. 27, 1826. Issue : George Byron, and Harriet Persis, (who m. James 
H. Rathhun,) both residing in Pennsylvania, with families. 
\2736. *Elam Chaffee, b. Nov. 13, 1802. 

2737. *Lorenzo, b. Feb. 27, 1806. 

2738. *George Washington, b. Sept. 20, 1808, d. Dec. 26, 1879. 

2739. Fanny Matilda, born at Towanda, Pa., Feb. 24, 1810, m. at Westfield, N. Y., Jan. 18th, 

1829, Abram Hale, farmer, (who was b. at Tyringham, Mass., Jan. 26, 1799, and d. 
at Neosho, Mo., July 21, 1872.) She d. Aug. 22, 1860. Issue: 1. Charles Egbert 
Hale, b. at Westfield, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1829, resides with his family at Hermacillo, So- 
nora, Mexico. 2. Abigail Mabel Hale, b. at Chautauqua, N. Y., March 2, 1831, d. 
near Bernadotte, 111., March 16, 1S42. 3. Sarah Louisa Hale, b. at C, Aug. 7, 1832, 
d. at B., Nov. 20, 1860; she married, first, James Wier, and after his death, Thomas 
McBride, a farmer, now residing in Reubens, Jewell Co., Kansas, — by whom she 
had issue : Harry McBride, b. Aug. 29, 1858; and Elizabeth McBride, born Sept. 29, 
1859,— both b. at B. 4. Lambert Hale, b. at Westfield, Jan. 12, 1834, m. Kate Smith, 
and d. at Chetopah, Kansas, in 1871. Issue : Frank and Fanny Hale. 5. Elam Bliss 
Hale, b. at B., March 18, 1841, a farmer, is m. and resides at Huntsville, Schuyler 
Co., 111. 6. George Hale, b. at B., Jan. 1, 1844, d. Sept. 26, 1845. 7. Mary Annette 
Hale, b. at B., Nov. 16, 1850, d. Sept. 22, 1851. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 187 

1377. 

HENRY, farmer and teacher, of Tolland, Mass., (son of Benedict Bliss 
and Sarah Upham, of Newport, R. I.,) was boi*n Oct. 7, 1775, and married 
Nov. 13, 1812, to Rhoda, daughter of Aaron and Lucy Pickett, of Sandis- 
field, Mass. She was born Sept. 22, 1787, and died of a cancer, at Tolland, 
Feb. 13, 1863. He died March 4, 1855. Issue : 

2740. Marcia Louisa, b. Nov. 24, 1813, m. July 12, 1843, Joseph Homer Chapman, of Becket, 

Mass., and d. April 14, 1844. 

2741. Lucia Rhodelia, b. July 15, 1816, m. Sept. 14, 1835, Truman Hart, of Avon, Conn., and 

d. July 4, 1837. 

2742. Henry Pickett, b. Mar. 16, 1827, d. un. m.Sept. 6, 1848, of a white swelling on his knee. 

1378. 

HENRY, of Girard, Ei-ie Co., Pa., farmer, (son of Clark Bliss and Abi- 
gail Spooner, of Newport, R. I.,) was born Feb. 13, 1791, and married Sept. 
13, 1813, to Polly, daughter of Alpheus and Rachel Wright, of Delaware 
Co., N. Y., who died June 28, 1866. He died Feb. 1, 1813. Issue : 

2743. Amanda, b. April 8, 1814, m. Oct. 25, 1838, Joel Baldwin, of Girard. He d. Feb. 11, 1866. 

Issue, b. in G. : Joel Henry, b. Aug. 8, 1839 ; Eunice Delight, b. July 8, 1842 ; Geo. 
A., b. Aug. 22, 1846, d. March 22, 1849; Alexander Jay, b. June 29, 1850; Mary M., 
b. March 9, 1852; Ervin, b. Dec. 27, 1853. 

2744. *Johnson W., b. June 29, 1816. 

2745. *James B., b. April 26, 1818. 

2746. Mart, b. Feb. 13, 1821, m. March 17, 1845, Alva Francis, of Franklin, and of Girard, Pa. 

Issue : 1. Emory Jay, born in Franklin, Pa., Oct. 1, 1846, m. Oct. 22, 1871, Martha 
Allen. 2. Ellen Jane, b. in F., May 15, 1849, m. March 20, 1870, Erric Babbitt, and 
has one daughter, Mary Babbitt, b. Feb. 28, 1871. 3. Diana M., born in F., June 8, 
1853, died Aug. 26, 1854. 

2747. Susan, b. Aug. 2, 1824, m. March 22, 1843, Orrin Simmons, of Girard, Pa., who d. Feb. 

3, 1875. Issue: Mary M., b. April 26, 1845; Wallace, born Feb. 18,1848; Willis W., 
b. Feb. 2, 1S50,— all living at Fairview, Pa.; and Harriet D., b. Dec. 7, 1851; Emory, 
b. Oct. 5, 1854 ; and Mark, b. April 18, 1858,— living at Elk Creek, Pa. 

2748. George, b. Dec. 11, 1829, d. July 21, 1833. 

1379. 

CHARLES SPOONER, farmer, of Northeast, Erie Co., Penn., (son of 
Clark Bliss and Abigail Spooner, of Newport, R. I.,) was born Oct. 13th, 
1792, and married at Colchester, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1813, to Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Patrick and Mary Holmes. She was born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 5, 1797, and died April 23, 1875. Issue : 

2749. *Clark, b. July 16, 1814. 

2750. *Charles, b. May 19, 1816, d. Sept. 19, 1848. 

2751. *Henrt, b. June 27, 1818. 

2752. Pollt, (Mary.) b. at Alabama, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1820, m. Sept. 13, 1839, Samuel Daniels, 

of Hardin Co., Iowa. 

2753. Esther Ann, b. at Northeast, May 1, 1824, m. Sept. 20, 1841, Moses W. Rice, of North- 

east, and d. Sept. 26, 1855. 

1383. 

CLARK, of Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa, farmer, (son of Clark 
Bliss and Abigail Spooner, of Newport, R. I.,) was born at N., Feb. 7th, 
1800, and married Oct. 2, 1821, to Phebe Atkins. She was born in Vermont, 
April 27, 1804, and died in M., March 25, 1852. He died in M., April 19th, 
1874. Issue : 



188 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2754. *Benjamin, b. April 18, 1825, d. April 13, 1856. 

2755. *John A., b. Oct. 28, 1827. 

2756. Phebe Jane, b. March 17, 1830, d. May 6, 1839. 

2757. Abigail, b. Oct. 7, 1832, d. Feb. 21, 1834. 

2758. *George H., b. June 28, 1835. 

2759. Margaret, b. Feb. 11, 1838, d. Jan. 18, 1849. 

2760. Rosetta, m. Wm. O. Hart, Greenville, Iowa. 

2761. Rosella, twin with Rosetta, m. John Seriven, of Manchester. 

2762. *Clark, b. May 10, 1842. 

2763. Phebe Ann, in. David Tillit, of Manchester. 

2764. Mart J., m. Elisha Lee Lacheur, of Greeley, Iowa. 



1289. 

LEONARD S., of Newport, R. I., mariner, (son of Amy Bliss, of N..) 
was born in 1801, and married May 16, 1821, to Hannah Pratt, daughter of 
William and Mary Clarke, of N. She died Dec 18th, 1833, set. 33 years. 
He died June 18, 1872. Issue : 

2765. *Josiah Saunders, b. Aug. 20, 1822. 

2766. Leonard S., b. Dec. 20, 1823, d. March 10, 1824. 

2767. Hannah M., twin with Leonard S., d. in 1856. 

2768. William D., b. Feb. 6, 1826, m. Kate Lobdell, of Providence, R. I., is a sea captain, and 

resides at Saranac, N. Y. No issue. 

2769. Leonard S., b. May 12, 1827, was lost at sea, — un. m. 

2770. *James H., b. April 7, 1S29. 

2771. Theodore H., b. Nov. 27, 1830, — of Newport, R. I., and San Francisco, Cal., n. m. 

2772. Isaac Pierce, b. April 29, 1832, d. young. 

2773. Mart Elizabeth, b. Dec. 3, 1833, m. Charles Peckham, of N. Two ch., one d. young. 

1294. 

ARNOLD, of Dartmouth, Mass., farmer, (son of Rev. Arnold Bliss and 

Elizabeth Weeden, of Dartmouth,) was born Aug. 20, 1791, and married 

in December, 1819, to Susan, daughter of Ira and Phebe Shearman, of D. 

He died of Chagres fever, Feb. 27, 1851, while on his way home from Cali- 
fornia. Issue : 

2774. Elizabeth Weeden, born July 12, 1820, m. Aug. 27, 1839, Charles S. Chase, of D., and 

afterwards a Mr. Rich, and d. Aug. 28, 1868. 

2775. Phebe Shearman, b. Nov. 3, 1825, m. Feb. 17, 1859, James Harvey Shearman, of New 

Bedford, Mass. He was a son of Robert and Elizabeth Shearman, and was born at 
Westport, Mass., about 1816. 

1299. 

JOSIAII LYNDON, ropemaker, of New Bedford, Mass., (son of Wil- 
liam Bliss, jr., and Abigail Lyndon, of N. B.,) was born April 23, 1784, 
and married Jan. 29th, 1804, to Sarah S., daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
Butler, of N. B. She was born May 7, 1788, and died April 1, 1857. He 
died Oct. 17, 1864. They had sixteen children, only seven of whom lived 
to maturity : 

2776. Henrt, b. Oct. 26, 1804, d. March 4, 1805. 

2777. *Alexander, b. April 3, 1806, d. Sept. 21, 1873. 

2778. Martha Ann, b. in 1808, d. Jan. 16, 1823. 

2779. Mart Butler, b. Sept. 1, 1811, m. Aug. 26, 1832, Capt. Timothy Savage, who d. at sea, 

Aug. 26, 1852. She resides at N. B. 



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2780. Maria Louisa, b. March 11, 1815, m. April 21, 1833, Capt. Ezra Smalley, of Dartmouth, 
who d. at sea, Jan. 2, 1852. She is now living with a married dau. in Rockford, 111. 

2T81. Clarissa, b. March 22, 1817, m. Nov. 22, 1835, Chas. G., (son of Hallet and Sylvia) Swift, 
of Warehani, Mass., who was killed at sea by a whale, soon after he sailed on his 
first voyage. No issue. She afterwards m., March 25, 1841, Capt. Samuel B. Besse, 
(son of Samuel and Elizabeth,) of Warehara, who d. June 22, 1860. Issue : a son 
and a daughter. 

2782. Eliza Wood, b. June 21, 1822, m. April 23, 1839, Capt. Win. W. Thomas, and both are 

living in N. B. (1877.) Issue: Louisa F., d. ; John A., in U. S. Custom House at 
Boston, Mass., married; Harriet W.; and Sarah S. B.,— both living in New Bedford, 
unmarried. 

2783. *David Stetson, b. Aug. 28, 1826. 

2784. Eight children died in infancy. 

1303. 

GEORGE, of New Bedford, Mass., ropernaker, (son of William Bliss, jr., 
and Abigail Lyndon, of N. B.,) was born Jan. 12, 1788, and married April 
21, 1811, to Eliza, daughter of Francis and Amy Harrisson, of Dartmouth, 
Mass. She was born June 15, 1788, and died June 24, 1819. Issue : 

2792. Ltdia Harrisson, b. March 31, and d. April 25, 1812. 

2793. Francis Harrisson, b. Feb. 27, and d. Aug. 18, 1813. 

2794. *George, b. June 30, 1814. 

2795. *Henrt, b. June 21, 1816. 

2796. A son, b. and d. Oct. 28, 1818. 

The father was afterwards married, March 5, 1820, to Phebe M., daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Mary Hart, of Westport, Mass., who was born March 
12, 1794. In 1813 she wove the first cotton cloth produced from yarn spun 
by water power, in Fall River, Mass. This was before the introduction of 
power looms, and Mrs. Bliss (then Miss Hart,) took the yarn from the 
" yellow mill," of which Mr. David Anthony was agent, sized, spooled, 
warped, and drew it in and wove it on a hand loom, a piece of sixty-three 
yards. She was employed for a considerable time on that kind of work. 
She is now (November, 1878,) eighty-four years of age, bright and smart, 
mentally and physically, and on two days of each week, washing day and 
ironing day, does the housework for the family. Mr. Bliss d. July 15, 1834. 
Issue : 

2797. *Moses Howe, b. Dec. 25, 1820. 

2798. Francis Harrisson, b. March 27, and d. Dec. 4, 1822. 

2799. Eliza Harrisson, born Jan. 22, 1824, m. April 9, 1848, Henry Josselyn Taylor, (son of 

Wm. P. and Hannah,) of New Brunswick, (b. in 1828.) 

2800. *Charles, b. Oct 18, 1825. 

2801. Ltdia, b. Feb. 1, 1828, d. Nov. 30, 1830. 

2802. Catharine Ann, b. Dec. 22, 1829, m. Nov. 5, 1848, Charles Borden. 



1304. 

SAMUEL, of New Bedford, Mass., ropernaker, (son of William Bliss, jr., 
and Abigail Lyndon, of N. B.,) was born Oct. 27, 1790, and married in 
September, 1811, to Elizabeth, daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Tabor, of 
that city. She was born Feb. 23, 1793, and died Dec. 21, 1839. Issue :— 

2803. *Thomas, b. July 18, 1819. 

2804. *Samuel. b. March 16, 1824. 



190 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

The father was afterwards married, July 80th, 1840, to Susan, daughter 
of Peleg and Susan Allen, of N. B., and died Sept. 15th, 1875. Issue: — 

2805. *William Henry, b. June 18, 1843. 

1305. 

WILLIAM, of New Bedford, Mass., ropemaker, (son of William Bliss 
and Abigail Lyndon, of N. B.,) was born Feb. 16, 1794, and married May 
4th, 1820, to Rebecca, daughter of Peter and Charlotte Brotherson of that 
city. She was born in 1801, and died of a cancer, Dec. 5, 1866. He died 
May 1, 1868. Issue; 

2806. Nancy, b. April 5, 1821 , m. July 3, 1842, Alvin Mosher, of Dartmouth, and d. Aug. 28, '70. 

2807. Susan, b. Aug. 28, 1822, ra. Nov. 13, 1839, Lazarus Jennings. 

2808. Rebecca Gifford, born June 9, 1824, m. Oct. (State Record, Sept.) 2, 1843, Stephen E. 

Crapo, of N. B. 

1309. 

ISAAC, of New Bedford, Mass., cabinet maker, (son of William Bliss 
and Abigail Lyndon, of N. B.,) was born Dec. 7, 1804, and married March 
20th, 1827, to Phebe S., daughter of Stephen and Priscilla Butts, of Dart- 
mouth, Mass. She was born March 1, 1806, and died Oct. 18, 1831. Issue : 

2809. Henrietta M., b. Sept. 20, 1829, d. next day. 

2810. Charles F., b. Sept. 4, and d. Sept. 25, 1830. . 

The father was afterwards married, Jan. 9, 1833, to Mary Spooner, daugh- 
ter of Michael and Mercy D. Reynolds, of Dartmouth. She was born Feb. 
20, 1812, and died March 21, 1846. Issue : 

2811. *William Alexander Read, b. Oct. 16, 1833. 

2812. Henrietta M., b. May 7, 1835. 

2813. Mary Abby, born June 12, 1S38, m. June 16, (S. R. July 2,) 1861, Samuel Carpenter, of 

Nantucket, Mass., where he was b. ab. 1834, — (son of Joseph and Mary Ann.) 

2814. Phebe Anne, b. in 1839, d. in infancy. 

2815. Alphonso, b. Oct 21, 1840, d. Feb. 2, 1858. 
2S16. *Frederick Plummer, b. Feb. 8, 1842. 

2817. Phebe Anne, b. Sept. 2, 1844, d. in infancy. 

The father was aftei-wards married, Jan. 28, 1847, to Caroline, daughter 
of Allen and Chloe Averill, of Temple, Me., and died Nov. 16, 1857. [She 
was born in 1818, and was afterwards married, Oct. 12th, 1871, to Mr. E; 
S. Perkins.] Issue : 

2818. Chloe Evelina, b. Feb. 3, 1848, m. in Auburn, Me., Dec. 11, 1867, Silas Farnham;— one 

child, Ina Dell, b. Oct. 14, 1868. 

2819. Ella Averill, b. July 20, 1850, m. Aug. 23, 1876, William Shores, of Monmouth, HI. 

1310. 

Dea. JAMES, of Portageville, Wyoming Co., N. Y., carpenter, (son of 
Rev. John Bliss and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was born in 
Dartmouth, Mass., Aug. 28th, 1785, and married Dec. 24, 1807, to Joanna 
Brewster. She was born at G., Oct. 28, 1789, and died April 13, 1873. He 
removed from Greenfield to Portageville in 1836, and was for many years 
a beloved and respected Deacon in the Baptist Church. He died at the resi- 
dence of his son James, in Smithville, Chenango Co., N. Y., Aug. 18, 1868. 
Issue, boi"n in Greenfield : 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 191 

2820. Hannah, b. July 22, 1809, m. Wm. C. Owen, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., living, in 1877. 

2821. Abigail Greenman, b. Oct. 9, 1811, d. July 29, 1872. She m. George Botsford, of Por- 

tageville, N. Y. 

2822. *Josiah William, b. Nov. 3, 1813, d. Oct. 21, 1871. 

2823. Phebe Eliza, b. May 9, 1815, m. Wm. Smith Drake, and resides in Burnt Hills, Sara- 

toga Co., N. Y. 

2824. *John Maxon, b. April 10, 1818, d. May 10, 1877. 

2825. Anna Reliance, b. Oct. 14, 1819, m. James Freeman Bundy, who died. She resides 

with her son James, in Penfield, Pa. 

2826. *Daniel Willcox, b. April 28, 1822. 

2827. *James Henry, b. Sept. 1, 1826. 

2828. Charles Alford, born Nov. 21, 1831, is a merchant, at Winfield, Kansas, (Bliss & Co.) 

He was m. Feb. 7, 1855, to Julia M. Tuttle, who was b. June 3, 1837. No issue. An 
adopted daughter was b. about 1873. 

1313. 

JEREMIAH, carpenter, of Clearfield, Pa., and of Linn Co., Iowa, 1848, 
(son of Rev. John Bliss and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was 
born Oct. 31, 1789, and married about 1819, to Mary Lucore. She was b. 
Feb. 2, 1800, and died in Indiana Co., Pa., Sept. 2, 1842. He died in Jones 
Co., Iowa, Nov. 10, 1855. Issue, born at C. : 

2829. Marilla L., b. Feb. 22, 1820, m. Jan. 9, 1839, Thomas G. Hill, farmer, of Toddville and 

Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, (b. at Warren, Pa., July 12, 1817.) Issue: 1. Su- 
sannah Hill, b. in Ind. Co., Pa., Nov. 28, and d. Dec. 12, 1839. 2. Rufus L. Hill, b. 
in Ind. Co., Pa., March 31, 1841, m. Margaret E. Wayt, — is a trader at Linn, Iowa. 
3. Emeline Hill, b. in Ind. Co., Jan. 20, 1843, m. S. A. Slaight, carpenter, Clinton, 
Iowa. 4. Thomas P. Hill, b. Aug. 17, 1845, d. in 1850. 5. Mary E., b. in Va., Nov. 
30, 1847, m. Hiram Harris, farmer, Linn, Iowa. 6. James J., bom in Va., Jan. 18, 
1850, — a cripple. 7. Albina, b. in Linn, Iowa, Sept. 29, 1S52, m. G. S. McCorkel, 
farmer, Keokuk, Iowa. 8. Anna M., born in Linn, Iowa, Feb. 20, 1855, m. Malon 
Bumgardner, farmer, Linn. 9. Laura M., b. at L., July 14, 1857, d. April 27, 1860. 
10. Alexander F., b. Oct. 3. 1860. 11. Julia E., b. Sept. 18, 1863, d. April 18, 1864. 

2830. Lucy A., born Sept. 8, 1822, m. Thomas Wilson, and aft. George Meakin, brickmaker, 

Lisbon, Linn Co., Iowa. 

2831. Mary R. R., b. Sept. 25, 1824, m. John Trimble, farmer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

2832. *James, b. Oct. 11, 1827. 

2833. *Isaac, b. Nov. 29, 1829. 

2834. Sylvia C, b. Dec. 1, 1831, m. James Johnson, farmer, of Marion, Linn Co., Iowa. 

2835. Anna M., b. May 1, 1S34, m. T. G. Pelton, machinist, of Lyons City, Iowa. 

2836. *Jeremiah, b. June 19, 1836. 

2837. *John S., b. May 1, 1838. 

1315. 

JOHN, of Portage, N. Y., farmer and carpenter, (son of Rev. John Bliss 
and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was born July 21, 1792, and 
married in July, 18..., to Phebe Sherwood. She was born Feb. 21, 1800, 
and died at Corry, Pa., July 14, 1876. He died at P., Oct. 3, 1860. Issue : 

2838. *Warren, b. in 1825. 

2839. *Lewis L., b. Sept. 27, 1828. 
2S40. *Wakeman, b. Sept. 18, 1836. 

1316. 

THOMAS, of Weedville, Elk Co., Pa., carpenter and joiner, (son of Rev. 
John Bliss and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was born Feb. 4, 
1794, and married Nov. 6, 1824, to Sally Bundy, who now (1877) resides at 
Penfield, Pa. Issue : 



192 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2841. Albert T., b. Oct. 27, 1825— a lumberman at P.,— m. Orlinda Bliss, (No. 2863,) daughter 

of Arnold and Freelove (Lucore) Bliss, and died s. p., in Jan. 1852. 

2842. Celestia 8., b. March 3, 1829, m. May 27, 1855, John K. Morrison, and resides at "West 

Creek, Cameron Co., Pa. 

2843. Melvina, b. May 1, 1830, m. in 1852, Jacob Thorn, and res. in Shiocton, Ont. Co., Wis. 

2844. Gillis, b. Oct. 11, 1832,— farmer at West Creek, (Emporium P. O.) Pa.,— m. July 4, 1868, 

Lovinnia Hackett, who was b. Feb. 11, 1844. No issue. 

2845. Alzina, born Sept. 6, 1834, m. in Jan., 1859, Robert Morrison, and res. at Beechwood, 

Cameron Co., Pa. 

2846. *Henry "W., b. Sept. 16, 1836. 

2847. Nelson H., b. April 26, 1840, enlisted in the 84th Regt. Pa. Vols., during the great re- 

bellion, and d. of typhoid fever, Aug. 10, 1862. 

2848. Laurie Ann, b. Jan. 17, 1842, m. in 1859, Wilson Lucore, and resides in Brinham, Wash- 

ington Co., Texas. 

2849. Adelia S., b. April 4, 1844, m. in 1861, Hector Francisco, Penfield, Pa. 

2850. Allen, b. July 16, 1846, — res. at Beechwood, Pa., — m. in Sept., 1874, Maggie Drum. 

2851. Richard, b. Dec. 25, 1S54, — farmer, at West Creek, Pa., n. m. 



1319. 

ISAAC, of Covington, Tioga Co., Pa., farmer, (son of Rev. John Bliss 
and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was born at G., April 29th, 
1797, and married June 7, 1831, to Lydia Doolittle. She was born in Con- 
necticut, Feb. 14, 1805, and died in Towanda, Pa., Feb. 3, 1878. He died 
in Rome, Pa., Jan. 18, 1864. Issue: 

2852. Phebe, b. at Clearfield, Pa., May 27, 1832, m. July 4, 1850, Marshall Jennings, of Addi- 

son, N. Y., and now resides in Wellsville, N. Y. A son, W. H. Jennings, M. D., at 
589 W. Jackson street, Chicago, 111. 

2853. Reliance, b. at C, May 14, 1834, d. at Kinsman, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1847. 

2854. *Philip P., b. at C, July 9, 1838, d. Dec. 29, 1876. 

2855. Mart Elizabeth, b. at O, May 1, 1842, m. March 4, 1860, Clark Wilson, and res. 1877, in 

Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa., — a musician. 

2856. James D., b. July 10, 1846, d. in Kinsman, O., Feb. 15, 1847. 



1320. 

GEORGE, of Genesee Falls, Wyoming Co., N. Y., millwright, (son of 
Rev. John Bliss and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was born 
Oct. 25, 1799, and married Jan. 15th, 1818, to Susan Hunt, who was born 
Jan. 1, 1804. He died April 5, 1870. Issue : 

2857. *Benjamin R., b. March 22, 1820. 

2858. Lovina, b. June 10, 1823, m. Jan. 1, 1843, Nathan Cargill, joiner, of Genesee Falls. 

2859. Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1826, m. Feb. 20, 1843, Daniel Bovee, carpenter and joiner, 

Castile, N. Y. 

2860. Alvira, b. April 25, 1829, m. Oct. 27, 1847, Calvin Blood, farmer, of Genesee Falls. 

2861. Almaretta, b. April 26, 1831, m. Oct. 24, 1854, Adam Miller, carpenter and joiner, Mt. 

Morris, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

2862. Arvilla, b. Dec. 8, 1839, m. June 24, 1861, Daniel Talman, farmer, of Genesee Falls. 



1333. 

ARNOLD, of Clearfield, Pa., 1818, and of Paris, Linn Co., Iowa, 1865, 
(son of Rev. John Bliss and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) Avas 
born April 16, 1802, and married Dec. 22, 1825, to Freelove Lucore. She 
was born March 19, 1805, and died Sept. 10, 1877. Issue : 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 193 

2863. Orlinda A., b. April 23, 1828, m. Albert T. Bliss, (No. 2841,) son of Thomas and Sally 

(Bundy) Bliss, who d. in 1852, and she aft. m. Oscar Allen, and res. in Clearfield. 

2864. Emeline C, b. May 3, 1830, m. Philip Chambers, and resides at Penfield, Pa. 

2865. *Warren A.,b. June 21, 1832. 

2866. William O., born Dec. 17, 1834, — served two years in the Union army during the great 

rebellion, in Co. A, 76th Pa. Vols., and now (1877) res. in Paris, Iowa, un. m. 

2867. *Altin Stephen, b. Nov. 15, 1838. 

2868. *Joseph H., b. June 20, 1841. 

2869. *Ransom A., b. Aug. 15, 1845. 

2870. *Reuben Lucore, b. Feb. 24, 1851. 

1394. 

SAMUEL WARD, of Penfield, Clearfield Co., Pa., (son of Rev. John 
Bliss and Reliance Babcock, of Greenfield, N. Y.,) was born at G., Nov. 
12th, 1805, and married at Middletown, Pa., Jan. 23, 1832, to Electa E. 
Brown, who was born in Vermont, Jan. 25, 1811. Issue : 

2871. Martha, b. May 16, 1S33, m. Jan. 17, 1854, John Tudor. 

2872. Hannah R., b. Dec. 23, 1834, d. April 10, 1837. 

2873. George, b. June 27, 1837. 

2874. *Austin, b. Jan. 13, 1842. 

2875. Almira, b. Jan. 14, 1852, m. March 15, 1874, Charles E. Burr. 

2876. David, b. July 26, 1858. 

1338. 

BENJAMIN THURSTON, of Adams, Jefferson Co., N. Y., (son of Capt. 
Thomas Ward Bliss and Sarah Casey Thurston, of Newport, R. I.,) was 
born March 20, 1788, married, and died in Elinois. Issue : 

2877. Sally. 

2878. Ann Eliza. 

2879. William. 

2880. Caroline. 

Issue, by a second marriage : 

2881. Celestia A., m. and resided awhile in Bloomington, HI. 

1333. 

EBENEZER DAVID, farmer, of Little Genesee, Allegany Co., N. Y., 
(son of Capt. Thomas Ward Bliss and Sarah Casey Thurston, of Newport, 
R. I.,) was born Dec. 29, 1796, — a very interesting person, amiable, humor- 
ous, and lively in conversation, a well informed man, and an active, sin- 
cere Christian. He was married March 5, 1821, to Martha, daughter of 
William Boss. She was born Nov. 20, 1797, and died in 1861. He was 
living in 1877. Issue : 

2882. Eliza Edith, b. Sept. 30, 1821, never m., having been an invalid for more than twenty 

years, most of the time confined to her bed. Always sympathetic with those in 
trouble and need, the distressed find a true friend in her. She always took a par- 
ticular interest in the " Home for the Friendless," in New York City. 

2883. David E., b. Jan. 5, 1826,— is a farmer at Little Genesee. He was m. May 28th, 1859, to 

Abby Lewis, of Westerly, R. I., who d. Nov. 4, of that year, of consumption. He 
is a man of sterling worth, is an active member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, 
and of the Sabbath School, of which he was at one time Superintendent. 

2884. Sarah T., b. March 5, 1829, m. Morton D. Crandall, of Alfred Centre, N. T.; now re- 

sides at Richburg, N. Y., and is a most excellent woman. One son living, Charles, — 
two daughters died. 

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194 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2885. *Benjamin T., b. Oct. 17, 1830. 

2886. *Charles James, b. April 27, 1832. 

2SS7. Abby Winslow, b. Dec. 27, 1833, m. in June, 1875, Lewis Berry, farmer. 

2888. *Edwin Stillman, b. June 15, 1836. 

2889. William Boss, b. March 26, 1838, — enlisted in the Union army during the great rebel- 

lion, and passed through the Battle of Bull Run unharmed. He was a young man 
of sterling worth, a favorite with all, and was held in high esteem both by officers 
and men. His letters to his friends were full of hope, and expressive of the happi- 
ness he would enjoy when at the close of the war he should he permitted to return 
home. But the noble hoy was not to be given back to the embrace of his loving, 
anxious friends, for, about a year after he left home, he was stricken down with the 
camp fever, and d. June 28, 1862, while the army was held in the swamps of Virginia. 
He was never married. 

1341. 

WILLIAM BRADFORD, of Newport, R. L, (son of Capt. Jeremiah 
Bliss and Mary [Little] Cook, of N.,) was born at Middletown, R. L, Sept. 
25, 1811, and married Oct. (Nov.) 24, 1860, to Abby Pitman, daughter of 
William S. and Eliza [Pitman] Nichols, of Newport, who was born about 
1826. Issue : 

2890. Mart Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1862. 



1343. 

JEREMIAH COLLINS, of Providence, R. I., (son of Capt. Jeremiah 
Bliss and Mary [Little] Cook, of Newport, R. I.,) was born at N., Sept. 
29, 1816, and married Sept. 3, 1835, to Hannah Webber, daughter of George 
Read, of Providence. He died May 25, 1879. Issue : 

2891. Julia Read, h. at N., Dec. 3, 1837, m. in Nov., 1876, Thomas S. "Wightman, jr., of Wick- 

ford, R. I., and d. Dec. 9, 1878. 

2892. Almira, b. at N., March 10, 1840, d. June 5, 1854. 

2893. Emma, b. at Prov., Nov. 6, and d. Nov. 29, 1843. 

2894. Jeremiah, b. at P., July 18, 1845, d. Feb. 23, 1863. 

2895. William, b. at P., June 11, 1848, d. Dec. 21, 1851. 

2896. Mary Hannah, b. at P., July 8, 1852. 

2897. William, b. at P., May 3, 1855. 



1344. 

JOSEPH BORDEN, jeweller, of Providence, R. L, (son of Capt. Jere- 
miah Bliss and Mary [Little] Cook, of Newport, R. I.,) was born at N., 
April 11, 1819, and married Oct. 25, 1846, to Cynthia Maria, daughter of 
Abraham Gladding, of Providence, from whom he was divorced in 1856. 
No issue. He was afterwards married, Dec. 21st, 1857, to Sephora W., 
daughter of William C. and Sarah Thayer, of P., who was born Nov. 29, 
1838. Issue : 

2898. Joseph William, b. Oct. 6, 1858, — an architect, at P. 

2899. Frank, b. Jan. 6, I860,— druggist at P. 

2900. Mabel, b. March 13, 1864, d. Aug. 15, 1865. 

2901. Walter, b. March 4, 1866. 

2902. Harry Wallace, b. Aug. 10, 1868. 

2903. Arthur, b. Feb. 7, 1871, d. Jan. 22, 1872. 

2904. Gertrude Lucia, b. April 23, 1873. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 195 

1349. 

Capt. JAMES MILLER, mariner, of Warren and Providence, R. I., 
(son of Capt. Jonathan Bliss and Mary Bowen, of Wan-en,) was born Oct. 
20, 1785, and married to Maria Burrough, of Providence, who was born 
in 1801. He died in December, 1822. Issue : 

2905. Amanda Burrough, b. June 29, 1818, tn. Oct. 26, 1S35, William N. Landerkin, of Bath, 

Me., and resided in Providence, where she died Oct. 6, 1877. Issue : 1. Henrietta 
C, b. June 9, 1837, m. in 1855-6, Haman Priest, and had a dau. Clara, b. October 11, 
1856; Mr. Priest was instantly killed on the steamer Perry, in 1862-3, (running be- 
tween Providence and Newport, R. I.,) a cylinder head falling upon him while he 
was repairing some of the machinery. She aft. m. Wm. H. Fisk, of Middletown, 
Conn., and d. Feb. 24, 1869. Mr. Fisk adopted the dau. by the first husband, as his 
heir. 2. William N., b. Feb. 5, 1840, d. April 7, 1843. 3. Walter N., b. April 23, 
1843, d. March 3, 1S44. 4. Elbridge M., b. Oct. 5, 1847, d. April 11, 1855. 5. Wil- 
liam N., b. March 29, 1850, d. March 4,1851. 6. Franklin Downer, born Dec. 28, 
1852, — living in Providence. 

2906. James Henry, born ab. 1820, died aged ten months. 

2907. James Porter, b. June 30, 1823, became a very large man, — weighing 286 pounds, — kept 

a huckster 6hop in Philadelphia, Pa., — m. Mary Rosenbeck, of Pa., and d. in the 
hospital of dropsy, in April, 1875. No issue. 

The mother was afterwards married about 1830-1, to Theodore Hall, of 
Westerly, R. I., and died Feb. 27, 1873, set. 72. A son of this union, Theo- 
dore A. G. Hall, died Aug. 2, 1864, set. 32, of disease contracted in the U. 
S. service, in Troop C, First R. I. C, during the great rebellion. 



1351. 

JONATHAN, mariner, of Warren, R. I., and New London, Conn., (son 
of Capt. Jonathan Bliss and Mary Bowen, of Warren,) was born in W., 
Sept. loth, 1791, and married at Norwich, Conn., Sept. 17th, 1827, to Lucy 
Ann, daughter of Andrew Johnson, of New London. He was killed by a 
whale. Issue : 

2908. John, last heard from at New London. 



NINTH GENERATION, 



1363. 

NATHAN, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of John and Rebecca Bliss, 
of that place,) was born Dec. 19th, 1736, and married Dec. 26th, 1760, to 
Joanna Bowen, who died March 10, 1823. He died Dec. 3, 1820. Issue : 

2909. *Nathan, b. Dec. 19, 1761, d. Jan. 31, 1852. 

2910. Abel, (Capt.,) b. Dec. 22, 1763,— farmer at R., m. Olive Briggs, of Dighton, Mass., -who 

d. May 17, 1823, and he aft. m. Hannah Horton, but d. without issue, Nov. 13, 1843. 
She d. March 7, 1859, aged 66 years. 

2911. Olive, b. Oct. 2, 1765, m. Jan. 4, 1786, Samuel Goff. 

2912. Joanna, b. July 25, 1767, m. Jan. 18, 1787, Shubael Horton, and aft. a Mr. Payne. 

2913. *Sylvanus, b. July 9, 1769, d. June 23, 1859. 

2914. Rebecca, b. July 12, 1771, m. May 23, 1793, Sylvester Goff, of R. 

2915. *John, b. Sept. 1, 1773, d. Aug. 29, 1859. 

2916. *Thomas, b. Oct. 17, 1775, d. ab. 1855. 

2917. Anna, born Sept. 17, 1777. 

2918. *Cromwell, b. March 17, 1779, d. Feb. 7, 1848. 

2919. *Ezba, b. June 17, 1780, d. May 11, 1857. 



1365. 

WILLIAM, of Rehoboth, and of Stockbridge, Mass., (son of John and 
Rebecca Bliss, of Rehoboth,) was born in R., June 6th, 1742, and married 
in that place Oct. 29, 1772, to Hannah Smith, of R., and died in 1822. He 
removed to Stockbridge, in 1798-9. It is stated that on one occasion, while 
returning from a visit to his sister Elizabeth, who had settled in Vermont, 
Mr. Bliss, while fastening on his riding leggins one morning, was taken in 
an apoplectic fit ; and after a delay of a couple of hours to be bled and re- 
cover, mounted his horse with the assistance of his brothers, who rode on 
either side holding his arms, and so returned to his home. He had issue : 

2920. Lucy, b. Jan. 31, 1773, m. Feb. 7, 1796, Royal P. Drown, of Langton. 

2921. *William, b. in R., Feb. 1, 1775, d. in Sept., 1853, (S. R. Oct. 29.) 

2922. Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1777, d. young. 

2923. *Joshua Smith, b. Dec. 1, 1780, d. July 22, 1851. 

2924. *Jesse, b. May 27, 17S4, d. Sept, 30, 1847. 

2925. *Simeon b. Dec. 3, 1790, d. June 35, 1877. 



NINTH GENERATION. 197 

1367. 

JOHN, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of John and Rebecca Bliss, of 
Rekoboth,) was born in that place, Aug. 21, 1747, and married Dec. 28th, 
1775, to Sarah, daughter of Dea. Joshua Smith, of R. Miss Sarah Smith, 
seated behind her intended husband, on a pillion, rode to the house of the 
minister to be united with Mr. Bliss in marriage ; but there meeting another 
loving couple who had come in the same style, for the same purpose, it 
was accounted of ill omen to marry two couples in the same room at the 
same time, and so the interesting ceremony was performed in separate 
apartments, and then they mounted their horses and rode to their respect- 
ive homes. Mrs. Bliss was born Oct. 13, 1752, was for seventy-five years 
a devoted and consistent member of the Congregational Church in Reho- 
both, and died March 20, 1855, aged 102 years, five months, and seven days. 
On her centennial birth day there was assembled a large company at the 
house of her son, Cyrus Bliss, in R. Among them were quite a number of 
her ninety-four descendants, — children, grand-children, great-grand-chil- 
dren, and great-great-grand-children, — seventy -five of whom were then 
livino-. There were present twenty-one persons belonging in Rehoboth 
who were seventy years of age and upwards. Among them were Deacon 
Asahel Bliss, set. 81 ; Mr. Asaph Bliss, set. 79 ; Mr. Abel Bliss, aet. 89 ; Mrs. 
Abiah Bliss, aet. 81 ; and Mrs. Asahel Bliss, aet. 79. The company engaged 
in appropriate religious exercises, and Mrs. Bliss was seated during the 
whole service in her arm chair, in a dress sixty years old, greatly pleased 
with what was transpiring in her quiet and retired home. Mr. Bliss died 
March 12, 1825. Issue : 

2926. Joanna, b. Oct. 25, 1776, m. Dec. 25, 1796, John Mason, of Attleboro, Mass., and resided 

in Bristol R. I. She d. Jan. (or Feb.) 23, 1863. 

2927. Sarah, b. May 15, 1779, m. July 8, 1S10, Ambrose Barney, of R. 

2928. *Reuben, b. April 4, 1780, d. May 13, 1865. 

2929. John, b. April 15, 1784, was a mechanic, and d. at sea, unmarried. 

2930. *Cyrus, b. July 1, 1786, d. Jan. 6, 1864. 

2931. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1788, d. set. 18 years. 

2932. *Otis, b. in April, 1791, d. Jan. 23, 1863. 

2933. *Caleb, b. April 25, 1794, d. March 27, 1877. 

2934. Joshua, died young. 

2935. Squire, died young. 



1373. 

SAMUEL, of Gilboa, Schoharie Co., N. Y., carpenter, (son of Captain 
Samuel and Keziah Bliss, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born Nov. 4th? 1761, 
[Rehoboth records say Sept. 4th,] and served three years in the revolu- 
tionary war, in Capt. Cole's Company. He was married Sept. 17th, 1790, 
to Anna Mason. She was born at Cheshire, Mass., Sept. 5, 1768, and died 
Jan. 10, 1840. He died in G., March 15, 1837. Issue : 

2936. Susan, b. Feb. 22, 1792, d. Aug. 23, 1793. 

2937. *Harvet, b. Jan. 10, 1794, d. May 14, 1874. 

2938. Lydia, b. June 4, 1795, m. Samuel More, and d. June 4, 1861. 

2939. Anna, b. May 19, 1797, m. Adolphus Crowell, and d. at LaGrange, Mich., Feb. 28, 1862. 

2940. Samuel, b. Jan. S, 1799, d. April 10, 1812. 



198 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2941. *Calvin H., b. Dec. 20, 1802. 

2942. *Barnum, b. March 20, 1805. 

2943. Susan, b. March 10, 1807, m. John G. Richtmyre, and d. at Cohoes, N. Y., ab. 1867-70. 

2944. *Nathaniel F., b. June 5, 1809, d. Oct. 6, 1876. 



1377. 

ABRAHAM, of Schodack, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., shoemaker, (son of 
Abraham Bliss and Polly Scudder, of Schodack,) was born in August, 1764, 
and married in 1788, to Mary McGee. She was born in S., Oct. 29, 1770, 
and died in Victor, N. Y. He died in Yates, N. Y., about 1828. Issue : 

2945. *John, b. in 8., March 5, 1790. 

2946. Betsey, b. in S., Dec. 17, 1792, d. single, in Victor, N. Y., in 1810. 

2947. Mart, b. in 8., June 20, 1794, m. in 1812, Daniel Trask, brick maker, of Victor, N. Y., 

and d. Sept. 29, 1879. 

2948. George, b. at Sharon, N. Y., May 20, 1796, hotel keeper, d. at Detroit, Mich., in 1832? 

unmarried. 

2949. Abraham, b. in Sharon, July 14, 1798, — a farmer, — was drowned in Lake Michigan, at 

Chicago, in 1839—40, unmarried. 

2950. Clarissa, born in Victor, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1800, m. David Thomas, farmer, of Primrose, 

Wis., where she d. in 1878. 

2951. William, b. in. V., Nov. 30, 1802, d. in Mich., ast. 32? unmarried. 

2952. Susannah, b. in V., April 8, 1804, d. in V. the same year. 

2953. Lucinda M., b. in V., March 12, 1807, m. March 13, 1832, Cullen Loud, merchant, (and 

for many years Postmaster,) of Egypt, N. Y. He was b. Oct. 3, 1809, and is a lineal 
descendant of Mary Brewster, dau. of Elder Brewster, of Mayflower reputation. 
Mrs. Loud d. Sept. 12, 1879. Issue, — one son, O. M. Loud, b. June 28, 1833, now m. 
and residing in Adrian, Mich. 



1378. 

JOHN, of Schodack, N. Y., farmer and tavern keeper, (son of Abraham 
Bliss, jr., and Polly Scudder, of S.,) was born in 1767, and married to 

Fanny (?) . She was born in 1765, and died May 20, 1843. He died 

Oct. 12, 1833. Issue : 

2954. Fanny, b. in 1793, m. (Herrington?) and d. March 24, 1830. 

2955. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1796, m. John H. Shants, and resides (1879) at South Sand Lake, N. Y. 

2956. Abraham, b. in 1799, d. Aug. 26, 1829. 

1379. 

SAMUEL, of Schodack, N. Y., farmer, (son of Abraham Bliss, jr., and 
Polly Scudder, of S.,) was born in Schodack, Aug. 19, 1771, and married 
to Elizabeth Pembroke. She was born in S., Aug. 26, 1774, and died there 
April re, 1852-3. He died in S., Dec. 14, 1846-51. Issue, born in S. : 

2957. Polly, b. May 17, 1795, m. Elnathan Atwater, farmer, of Brownvillc, N. Y., where she 

died Nov. 3-4, 1872 ; — a son John. 

2958. Rebecca, b. Dec. 19, 1798, m. Peter Herrick, farmer, of North Nassau, N. Y., — living 

in, 1S78. 

2959. Abraham, b. Aug. 5, 1801, m. Mchitable Rogers, res. and died 1848, in Milwaukie, Wis. 

He left two daus. and one son, Oliver, living in Milwaukie, Wis., when last heard 
from. 

2960. Betsey, b. Jan. 5, 1803, m. Daniel Harrington, farmer, Sand Lake, N. Y., and died in 

Wisconsin, in 1S73. 

2961. Anna, twin with Betsey, m. JonusHolsapple, farmer, ot Sand Lake.N. Y., — living in '78. 

2962. *Sanford, b. March 12, 1805, d. May 12, 1869. 



NINTH GENERATION. 199 

2963. Hannah, b. June 13, 1807, m. Philander Kelsey, and d. at Sand Lake in 1S71. 

2964. *John S., b. May 3, 1809, d. Sept. 15, 1873. 

2965. Sally, b. Oct. 7, 1811, d. at S., Nov., 1848, unmarried. 

2966. Clarissa, b. Feb. 15, 1S14, m. Ezra Adams, a farmer, and res. at Laona.Winnebago Co., 

Illinois. 

2967. Christina, b. Feb. 9, 1817, ni. Jan. 1, 1842, George Cleveland, farmer, and res. at AVest 

Nassau, N. Y. Issue: 1. Albert B., b. April 2, 1843, m. in 1870, Maria Shaver,— 
and is a farmer. 2. Sylvanus, born Oct. 1, 1845, (barber in Broadhead, "West Con- 
stant, N. Y.,) m. in 1869, Jennie Harrington. 3. William B., b. Sept. 11, 1847, d. 
Dec. 3, 1871. 4. Thomas P., b. Feb. 21, 1849, m. in 1878, Emma Shaver. 5. Eu 
genie, b. Nov. 22, 1852, m. in 1872, John N. Castle, farmer. 



1390. 

ISAAC, of Feltonville, Mass., farmer and shoemaker, (son of Isaac Bliss 
and Hannah Briggs, of Wrentham, Mass.,) was born in W., Dec. 28, 1791, 
and married in Walpole, Mass., Dec. 18, 1817, to Susannah Frost, daughter 
of Eliphaz and Eliza Davis. She was born in Warren, Mass., Dec. 6, 1799, 
and died Sept. 16, 1867. He died at Lynn, Mass., Feb. 1, 1867. Issue : 

2968. Susan Maria, b. in Walpole, Mass., Oct. 13, 1S18, and m. in Marlboro, Mass., Dec. 7, 

1837, to Moses Dudley, of Hudson, Mass. Issue : Mary Ann Cushman, Adelaide E. 
Houghton, Martha A. Pierce, and George Dudley, all residing at Hudson. 

2969. *Francis Allen, b. Sept. 8, 1S20, d. Dec. 16, 1867. 

2970. Harriet Eliza, b. in Stowe, Mass., Jan. 13, 1823, m. in Marlboro, March 30, 1842, Lam- 

bert A. Felton, who d. June 10, 1859. She aft. m. in May, 1861, Sylvanus Stone, of 
Sturbridge, Mass., and now resides in Worcester, Mass. Issue : ■ Angeline E. Saw- 
yer and Nellie B. Fay, of Worcester, Susie Johnson, of Upton, Mass., and George 
O. N. L. Stone, of Worcester. 

2971. George Washington, born in Stowe, Nov. 25, 1824, enlisted in the Mexican war, and 

served faithfully until his health failed, when he was discharged, and it is supposed 
that he died on his way home. A man who fought by his side states that on one oc- 
casion he was struck by a piece of a shell which took a finger partly oft", but he only 
shook his hand a little and kept firing away, paying no more attention to it until 
after the battle was over. 

2972. Martha Ann, born in Stowe, Feb. 19, 1S27, m. in Marlboro, June 27th, 1S47, Eben E. 

Austin, and resides in Fairmount, Neb. Issue : Ada G. Hamilton, Prairie City, 111., 
and Fred. A. Austin, Fairmount. 

2973. Isaac Davis, b. in Bolton, Mass., Jan. 31, 1830. He is a photographer at Chicago, 111., 

and was m. at Bolton, Nov. 24, 1852, to Lucinda, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary B. 
(Rice) Holnian, of Marlboro, Mass., who was b. in 1337, and d. July 7, 1S67, in Ches 
ter, N. T. He was aft. married Oct. 17, 1876, to Amelia L.,dau. of Peter and Louisa 
(Johnson) Anderson, who removed from Stockholm, Sweden, to St. Charles, HI. 
She was b. March 13, 1854. 

2974. Mary Ann, b. in Marlboro, Feb. 13, 1832, d. Aug. 31, 1834. 

2975. *John Wesley, b. July 18, 1835. 



1392. 

JAMES HARLOW, farmer, of Wrentham and Fitchburgh, Mass., (son 
of Isaac Bliss and Hannah Briggs, of W.,) was born in W., Oct. 1, 1798, 
and married March 2, 1823, to Lois Wyman, who died Feb. 13, 1863. He 
died in F., Oct. 1, 1846. Issue : 

2976. *William Eustice, b. March 12, 1824, d. May 16, 1852. 

2977. Susan, b. at Concord, Mass., Feb. 23, 1826, m. at F., April 30, 1844, Tyler A. Russell, of 

F., and d. Sept. 23, 1846,— two children. 

2978. *Charles Henry, born June 12, 1831. 



200 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1393. 

CHARLES, of Hartwick, and of Binghamton, N. Y., (son of Jacob Bliss 
and Mary Sherlock, of Otsego, N. Y.,) was born at Richmond, Mass., May 
4, 1767, married to Abigail Rowley, and died Dec. 25, 1851, leaving issue : 

2979. Alfred. 

2980. Orrin, is in B. 

2981. Rowley. 

2982. *Charles, jr., b. Feb. 1, 1803, d. Oct. 1, 1857. 

2983. Camilla. 

2984. Abigail. 

2985. Miranda. 

2986. Anna Maria. 



1398. 

JACOB, jr., farmer, of Watertown, N. Y., (son of Jacob Bliss and Mary 
Sherlock, of Otsego, N. Y.,) was born at Richmond, Mass., April 29, 1785, 
and married at Otsego, in 1803, to Martha Hubbell. She was born in Shef- 
field, Mass., in 1783, and died in W., in 1858. He died in Watertown, in 
1854. Issue, born in Otsego : 

2987. Orlando, b. March 16, 1804,— painter, at O.,— m. Sarah Ann Bliss, (No. 3004,) dan. of 

Jesse Bliss and Fanny Tuttle, of Hartwick, N. Y. She was b. April 16, 1811, and d. 
[in Buffalo, N. Y.,] in July, 1835. Date of his death unknown to compiler. 

2988. Minerva, b. March 18, 1809, m. Rawson Comins, mason, of W., where he died in 1869. 

2989. Emily, b. March 9, 1811, d. single, in W., in 1849. 

2990. Mary, b. March 14, 1813, m. Washington Gennet, merchant, of W., where she d. in 1856. 

2991. *Jacob, b. June 15, 1816. 

2992. John, b. in 1820, is a farmer at Watertown, un. m. 



1400. 

ELEAZER, jr., farmer, of Rensselaerville, and of Otsego, N. Y., (son 
of Eleazer Bliss and Betsey Ingalls, of Hartwick, N. Y.,) was born in Re- 
hoboth, Mass., June 6, 1774, and married May 12, 1792, to Clarissa Board- 
man, who was born in Sheffield, Mass., July 31, 1771. He died Jan. 6th, 
1850. Issue : 



2993. *Abraham, b. Jan. 24, 1793, d. Oct. 27, 1875. 

2994. Lucy, b. in Rensselaerville, Oct. 20, 1794, m. Ira Steere, and died in H. A son, Schuyler 

Bliss Steere, was a cotton broker in Columbus, Miss., after 1865. 

2995. *Sylvester, b. Oct. 6, 1796. 

2996. *Eleazer, b. March 16, 1799, d. March 13, 1871. 

2997. Betsey, b. in Rensselaerville', April 6, 1801, m. Oct. 29, 1820, Harris Steere, of Otsego, 

and d. in Chilton, Wis., June 24, 1869. 

2998. Jesse, b. in R., Dec. 1, and d. Dec. 31, 1803. 

2999. Clarissa, b. in Otsego, Nov. 1, 1805, m. Zachariah Hickock, of Williamstown, Mich., 

where she d. May 13, 1876. 

3000. Harvey, b. in Hartwick, April 4, 1808, d. April 4, 1809. 

3001. *Schuyler, b. in O., Feb. 12, 1810. 

3002. Nancy, b. in O., March 16, 1812, d. March 20, 1815. 

3003. Fanny, b. in O., Jan. 22, 1814, m. Nov. 14, 1829, Stephen Babbitt. 



NINTH GENERATION. 201 

1402. 

Dea. JESSE, farmer, of Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., (son of Eleazer 
Bliss and Betsey Ingalls, of H.,) was born in Berkshire, Mass., Dec. 15th, 
1787, — was an upright man, a good neighbor and citizen, and was a Dea- 
con in the " Christian Church" (which he helped establish) for over forty 
years. He was married in 1810, to Fanny Tuttle, the daughter of his father's 
second wife, by a pi - evious husband. She was born Sept. 26th, 1787, and 
died Jan. 13, 1871. He died Jan. 22, 1860. Issue : 

3004. Sabah A., b. April 16, 1811, m. Orlando Bliss, (No. 2987,) and d. in July, 1835. 

3005. Nokman J., b. Aug. 19, 1814, a farmer, in Utah in 1844. (A Mr. Norman J. Bliss res. in 

Chillicothe, Mo., having no issue.) 

3006. *Rensselaer A., b. May 12, 1817. 

300". Phebe A., b. May 15, 1819, d. May 22, 1843. 

3008. ADAH M., b. April 12, 1822, d. Oct. 13, 1855. 

3009. Harriet J., b. Feb. 13, 1826, m. Henry Jarvis, Middlefield, N. T. Issue : Willard, died 

April 1, 1870, ast. 17 years, and Kent died April 12, 1876, ast. 29 years. No living issue. 

3010. Eleazer E., b. May 13, 1830, farmer, emigrated to California ab. 1849, and now resides 

at Marysville. He is m. and has two children, names unknown. 

3011. Mart, b. Nov. 10, 1832, d. June 10, 1833. 

3012. *William D., b. Feb. 17, 1835, d. Sept. 2, 1875. 

3013. Sanford T., b. Dec. 12, 1839,— a druggist, Cooperstown, N. Y., unmarried. 



1403. 

ELKANAH, farmer, of Stratford, N. Y., (son of Levi Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Bullock, of Salisbury, N. Y.,) was born at Cheshire, Mass., March 
11, 1770, and married Jan. 9, 1797, to Celia Richmond. She was born at 
Cheshire, March 8, 1779, and died Aug. 29, 1839. He died Sept. 28, 1845. 
Issue — born, the first at Adams, Mass., and the others at Stratford: 

3014. Pebmelia, b. June 7, 1799, m. Nov. 14, 1821, Reuben Peak, farmer, Salisbury, N. Y.,and 

d. at Little Falls, N. Y., April 30, 1873. 

3015. *John R., b. June 17, 1803, d. Feb. 19, 1866. 

3016. Ltdia, b. Jan. 13, 1807, m. June 15, 1826, Joseph B. Leavitt, farmer, Stratford, and d. at 

Johnstown, N. Y., April 9, 1860. 

3017. Matilda, b. Sept. 22, 1811, m. Oct. 28, 1830, Anson N. Sherwood, farmer, Stratford, and 

d. July 28, 1835. 

3018. *Jef,FERSON M., b. May 23, 1814. 



1404. 

EBENEZER, of Stratford, N. Y., farmer, (son of Levi Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Bullock, of Salisbury, N. Y.,) was born in Adams, Mass., Dec. 4th, 
1772, and married in 1798, to Roxy Blakely. She was born April 28, 1779, 
and died Dec. 20, 1858. He died May 21, 1853. Issue : 

3019. *Thomas, b. Nov. 10, 1800, d. Feb. 8, 1877. 

3020. Betsey, b. in S., April 25, 1803, m. in Dec, 1820, Isaac Phillips,— seven children. 

3021. Pollt, b. in S., Jan. 25, 1806, m. in Jan., 1827, Potter Phillips,— six children- 

3022. *Benjamin B., b. Feb. 6, 1809. 

3023. *Eli, b. May 23, 1811, d. July 29, 1869. 

3024. *Levi, b. Feb. 4, 1814, d. July 4, 1875. 

3025. *Justus, b. Aug. 31, 1817. 

3026. *William, b. May 20, 1820. 

3027. Eleanor, b. in S., Sept. 16, 1822, m. April 18, 1845, William Kibbe,— four children. 

26 



202 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1408. 

SAMUEL, of Stratford, N. Y., (son of Levi Bliss and Elizabeth Bullock, 
of Salisbury, N. Y.,) was born in Cheshire, Mass., June 16th, 1780, and 
married about 1800, to Lucy Horton. She was born at Cheshire, May 13, 
1780, and died April 25, 1872. He died in Stratford, Dec. 23, 1814. Issue : 

3028. *Truman, b. Sept. 16, 1801. 

3029. *Isaac H., b. Oct. 26, 1803. 

3030. Lovict, b. March 30, 1806, d. March 28, 1808. 

3031. Martin, b. Jan. 31, 1808, d. Dec. 14, 1822. 

3032. Emelinb, b. June 10, 1810, m. Mason Webster. 

3033. Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 11, 1812, m. Aaron Wood. 

3034. Samuel L., b. Sept. 1, and d. Oct. 12, 1814. 

1409. 

JACOB, of Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Levi Bliss 
and Elizabeth Bullock, of S.,) was born in Lanesboro, Mass., Jan. 11, 1783, 
and when eleven years of age was "bound out" till he was twenty-one; 
but he gained four months of his time by taking the job of clearing one 
acre of heavy timber land per month, — clearing four acres, — which he af- 
terwards often spoke of as his " freedom job." In September, 1803, he 
removed to Stratford, N. Y., and purchased a farm of one hundred acres, 
on which he resided forty years, and then removed to Salisbury. He was 
married Sept. 1, 1811, to Eunice Bennett. She was born in Weston (now 
Easton,) Conn., Aug. 31, 1781, and died Feb. 5, 1851. He died in Salis- 
bury, Feb. 26, 1877. Issue, born in Stratford: 

3035. Najah B., b. April 11, 1813, d. at Stratford, March 16, 1814. 

3038. Mart Ann, b. Feb. 24, 1S15, m. Aug. 22, 1839, Alvah Hopson, mechanic, of Salisbury. 

3037. *Orrin E., b. Oct. 29, 1816, d. Oct. 16, 1868. 

3038. Bennett S., b. July 8, 1818, — farmer, at Salisbury, — n. m. 

3039. *Samuel L., b. Feb. 26, 1821. 

3040. Nathan B., b. March 22, 1823,— farmer, at Salisbury, — n. m. 

1410. 

Lieut. NATHANIEL, of Rehoboth and Cheshire, Mass., farmer, (son 
of Nathaniel, jr., and Mary Bliss, of R.,) was born at R., Jan. 9, 1752, O. 
S., (Jan. 20, N. S.,) and married May 5, 1782, to Susan Mason, who was 
born May 13, 1762. He resided in Cheshire, where he died June 22, 1818, 
in an apoplectic fit, Avhile at work in a field a short distance from his house. 
Issue, born in Cheshire : 

3041. *Nathaniel, b. Sept. 15, 1783, d. June 25, 1868. 

3042. *Simeon, b. April 24, 1785, d. Aug. 9, 1864. 

3043. *John Milton, b. Feb. 2, 1787, d. May 25, 1868. 

3044. *Oren, b. July 15, 1790, d. July 18, 1871. 

3045. *Samuel, b. Nov. 1, 1796, d. Dec. 7, 1859. 

1414. 

OLIVER, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Nathaniel, jr., and Mary 

Bliss, of R.,) was born about 1760, married to Keziah Carpenter, and had 
issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 203 



3046. *Nathanlel, b. April 18, 17S4, d. Aug. 26, 1833. 

3047. *Abbt, b. May 8, 1787, d. March 20, 1842. 

3048. Oliver, jr., d. unmarried, set. ab. thirty. 

3049. Keziah. 

3050. Mehitable. 

3051. Charlotte. 



1415. 

TIMOTHY, of Cheshire, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss, jr., and Miriam 
Bullock, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born Sept. 29, 1767, and married [Aug. 
23, 1791, to Elizabeth Cole?] He died in Cheshire, leaving issue : 

3052. Leonard. 

3053. A dau. m. a Baker, and had a dau. Rosalie. 



1417. 

AARON, of Royalston, Mass., farmer, (son of Timothy Bliss and Anne 
Hale Kingsley, of R.,) was born Sept. 20, 1753, and was a soldier in the 
revolutionary army. He married Mary Woodbury, and died at Royalston, 
Sept. 13, 1849, leaving issue : 

3054. *Stephen, h. Jan. 21, 1786, d. Sept. 14, 1835. 

3055. *Benjasiin Woodbury, b. June 7, 1795, d. July 24, 1869. 

3056. Nancy, m. Lemuel Atherton, Richmond, N. H. 

3057. Betsey, m. Jonas Woodbury, Concord, Vt. 
305S. Mary, m. Moses Garfield, Royalston. 

3059. Azubah m. Jonathan Atherton, Winchester, N. H. 

3060. Two children, d. young. 



1418. 

TIMOTHY, jr., of Royalston, Mass., wheelwright and farmer, (son of 
Timothy Bliss and Anne Hale Kingsley, of R.,) was born Jan. 10, 1756, 
and married May 18, 1780, to Tamerzin, daughter of Benjamin Wait. She 
was born at Cape Ann, June 15, 1759, and died Oct. 16, 1850. He died Feb. 
9, 1815. Issue : 

3062. *Nathaniel, b. Oct. 9, 1781, d. March 5, 1866. 

3063. *Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1783, d. Aug. 13, 1867. 

3064. Esther, b. May 13, 1785, m. Enoch Goddard, South Londonderry, Vt., where she d. Dec. 

26, 1863,-11 children. 

3065. Benjamin, b. Aug. 4, 1787, d. Sept. 20, 1789. 

30G6. Susannah, b. Jan. 19, 1790, m. Willard Wakefield, of R., and d. in Worcester, Mass., 
Sept. 5, 1S49, — one child. 

3067. *Joseph, b. June 29, 1792, d. Sept. 24, 1863. 

3068. Doritha, b. Dec. 3, 1794, m. Benj. Fuller, Winchester, N. H., where she d. Oct. 30, 1839, 

— nine children. 

3069. *Daniel, b. July 17, 1797, d. Sept. 6, 1863. 

3070. Mary, born Jan. 7, 1800, m. Harvey Burnap, of Townsend, Vt., where she now resides, 

(1877,) — five children. 

3071. Caroline, born Dec. 31, 1804, m. Edward Rodney Aiken, who d. Nov. 4, 1846. She re- 

sides (1877) at Grafton, Vt. 



204 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1420. 

ISRAEL, farmer, of Royalton, Vt., and Pekiu, N. Y., (son of Timothy 
Bliss and Anne Hale Kingsley, of Royalston, Mass.,) was born Feb. 14, 
1760, and married to Lucinda Kingsley, resided in R. for many years, and 
removed to Pekin, Niagara Co., N. Y., about 1825, where he (and his wife 
and two of their children) died some years afterwards. Issue : 

3072. *Sylvanus, d. Nov. 25, 1814. 

3073. *Hervey, b. in 1789, d. in Dec, 1841. 

3074. Israel, jr., b. in 1796, d. at Raisinville, Mich., Oct. 13, 1819, un. m. 

3075. *Asa, died in 1838. 

3076. *Jotham, dead. 

3077. *Pardon, b. in 1801, d. Dec. 24, 1868. 

3078. Ldcinda, m. Calvin Burnham, of Greenfield, Mass., — three daus.; one m. Lysander 

Ormsby, of Deerfield, Mich., — one m. Wm, Kissell, of the same place, and died a 
few years since ; — and the other d. several years since in Blissfield, Mich. 

3079. Hannah, d. young, at Cambria, N. Y. 

3080. Nancy, m. Wm. Smith, — three children, — Jotham, Lucinda, and another daughter. 

3081. Sally, m. Asa Cassady. Issue: Abner, dead; Corydon, Hiram, and Hervey, living, 

farmers ; Nancy m. John Printup, farmer, and lives (1877,) in Sylvania, O. ; Caroline 
m. Henry T. Moore, carriage maker, and lives (1877) at Blissfield, Mich. 



1435. 

DA VXD, of Rehoboth, and Savoy, Mass., (son of Elisha Bliss, jr., and 
Ruth Thomas, of R.,) was born April 10, 1756, was a soldier under Capt. 
Samuel Bliss, eight months, and was in Capt. Martin's Company for three 
years, and did good service in the revolutionary war. He removed to Sa- 
voy, in 1794. He was married Nov. 13, 1788, to Susannah, daughter of 
Lieut. George and Sarah [Bowen] Walker. She was born July 1 17*4, 
and died in 1849. He died about 1809. Issue : 

3082. *Warren, b. July 1, 1789, d. March 24, (State Record, 14,) 1853. 

3083. *Walker, b. July 28, 1791, d. June 6, 1852. 

3084. *Moses, b. Oct. 7, 1794, d. Jan. 19, 1869. 

3085. *Sereno, b. Aug. 9, 1797. 



1437. 

Capt. ASA, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Elisha Bliss, jr., and 
Ruth Thomas, of R.,) was born Nov. 5, 1760, and married Sept. 26, 1784, 
to Mary Emerson, of R. She was born in 1764, and died April 6th, 1850. 
He died of a cancer, Sept. 23, 1851. [The descendants of this family have 
an old fashioned iron kettle which is believed to have been brought over 
from England in 1636, by Thomas Bliss, who settled at Rehoboth in 1643. 
The kettle measures sixteen or eighteen inches in diameter, by about ten 
or twelve inches in depth, and will hold about thirty quarts.] Issue : 

3086. Betsey, b. June 2, 1785, m. William Fairbrother. 

3087. *William, b. Feb. 26, 1787, d. about 1820. 

3088. Polly, b. March 4, 1789, m. Frederick Briggs, of Dighton Four Corners. 

3089. George Washington, (Dr.) b. Fob. 22, 1791, received a Medical Diploma (a graduate) 

at Brown University, at Providence, R. I., in 1822, commenced practice in Seckonk, 
Mass., in August, 1823, and died March 20, 1829, un. m. 



NINTH GENERATION. 205 

3090. Asa, b. March 6, and d. May 3, 1793. 

3091. Hannah, b. March 22, 1794, m. Barnard Pierce, of R. 

3092. Lydia, b. March 19, 1796, m. as third wife of Zephaniah Graves, of Providence, R. I. 

3093. Augustus, b. May 30, 1798, received a college education, m. Diana Goff, and d. of con- 

sumption, Aug. 30, 1825, leaving no issue. 

3094. Lucinda, b. June 9, 1800, m. Sept. 7, 1820, John W. Hicks, Tiverton, R. I. 

3095. *Otis, b. Jan. 20, 1802, d. Sept. 30, 1840. 

3096. *Ira, b. Jan. 8, 1804. 

3097. Adolphus Ferdinand, born Aug. 30, 1806,— a school teacher, now residing on the old 

homestead farm, — unmarried. 

3098. Nancy, b. June 23, 1808, m. Benj. Day, Foxboro, Mass. 

3099. Saeah, b. July 6, 1810, m. as second wife of Zephaniah Graves, of Providence, R. I. J ch. 



1440. 

NEWMAN, of Rehoboth and Attleboro, Mass., (son of Elisha Bliss, jr., 
and Ruth Thomas, of R.,) was born Dec. 25, 1766, married Sally Starkey, 
of A., and removed to Savoy, where she soon died, after which he married 
her sister, Polly Starkey, and settled at A. She was born March 28, 1771, 
and died Dec. 20, 1831. He died Dec. 22, 1818. Issue : 

3100. Sally, b. Sept. 26, 1795, m. Sylvester Claflin, and d. April 7, 1861,— no children. 

3101. William, b. Oct. 21, 1797, d. Feb. 21, 1803. 

3102. *Nathan Holman, b. May 15, 1800, d. March 2, 1868. 

3103. Mary, b. June 7, 1803, d. Jan. 23, 1863. 

3104. Nancy, m. Rev. Timothy Tingley, Randolph, Mass. 

3105. Amy Ann, m. in 1843, Rev. John Blain, Mansfield, Mass., and died in January 1878. Mr. 

Blain was b. in N. Y. State, Feb. 14, 1795, served in the war of 1812, was ordained 
a minister of the Gospel in 1819, and in 1823 m. for his first wife Miss Lucy Carter, 
who d. in 1842. He d. Dec. 27, 1879. 

3106. William Starkey, was m. and aft. divorced,— residence and family unknown. 



1444. 

EPHRAIM, jr., of Rehoboth and Savoy, Mass., (son of Ephraim Bliss 
and Mary Moulton, of R.,) was born Dec. 26, 1753, and married Dec. 23, 
1779, to Hannah Carpenter, of Rehoboth. She was born March 6th, 1757, 
and died Aug. 18, 1798. Issue : 

3107. Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1780, m. Joab Carpenter, of Groton, N. Y. 

3108. *Ephraim, b. Aug. 17, 1782, d. Aug. 11, 1832. 

3109. *Christopher, b. Feb. 15, 1785, d. June 27, 1827. 

3110. *Shubael, b. March 1, 1787, d. March 27, 1863. 

3111. Hannah, b. March 11, 1789, d. Jan. 17, 1791. 

3112. Laruna, (son,) b. June 10, 1792, m. ab. 1823, Martha Hathaway, and d., s. p., Oct. 28, 1863. 

3113. Hannah, b. June 21, 1794, m. Asa Ingraham, and d. in June, 1844. 

3114. Ira, b. March 26, and d. in June, 1797. 

The father was afterwards married to Rebecca Smith. She was born 
July 20, 1764, and died Feb. 7, 1817. He died May 8, 1822. Issue : 

3115. Rupus, b. Dec. 22, 1800, d. March 7, 1801. 

3116. Rebeckah, b. Jan. 5, 1802, m. June 1, 1820, Rev. George Walker, of Dexter, Mich. He 

was a son of Dea. Ethel Walker and Susannah Carpenter, of Savoy, (afterwards of 
Michigan,) and was born Dec. 29, 1798. 



206 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1445. 

BENJAMIN, of Cheshire, Mass., farmer, (son of Ephraim Bliss, jr., and 
Sarah Read, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born Aug. 7th, (17th?) 1760-1, and 
married to Amy Bowen. She was born in 1771, and died Feb. 12th, 1817. 
He died April 11, 1823. Issue : 

3117. Sakah, b. Sept. 10, 1790, m. March 27, 1833, Zenas Nash, Hamilton, N. Y., rem. to Troy, 

O., and d. in Bainbridge, O., Aug. 9, 1851. No issue. 

3118. *Alvin, b. March 8, 1792, d. Feb. 19, 1865-8. 

3119. Anna, b. in 1794, m. Geo. Sheldon, and d. in April, 1868. Issue : Mary, of Orwell, N.Y., 

Harriet, Benjamin, Drusilla and George. 

3120. Elizabeth, b. April 5, 1797, m. Smith Slocum. Issue : Hon. Albert B., of Wheatland, 

Mich., Benjamin, Amy, Ann, Almeda, Sarah and Nathan. 

3121. *Benjamin, b. April 5, 1799, d. Aug. 21, 1845. 

3122. *Russell, b. July 22, 1801. 

3123. *Ika, b. April 29, 1803, d. May 17, 1874. 

3124. Amy, b. Dec. 12, 1805', m. Oct. 19, 1825, Henry Glover, and resides (1877) at Earl, HI. He 

was b. March, 25, 1801, and d. Aug. 28, 1849. Issue : 1. Edward L. Glover, b. Aug. 
11, 1826, m. Oct. 4,18 — , to Sarah Long, and has three children, Amy E., Henry A., 
and Ida M. 2. Russell B. Glover, b. June 15, 1828, m. Sept. 16, 1868, Emily Gar- 
land, is a farmer, and resides in Colorado; — three ch., Ernest L., (d. aet. 15 years,) 
Amanda M., and George H. 3. Henry A. Glover, b. May 30, 1830, m. June 1, 1856, 
Lena Bazel, and has three children, — Armilda M., (m. Arthur Mead,) E. Syre^, and 
Henry S., (d. aet. 20 months.) 4. Sarah C. Glover, b. Sept. 4, 1832, m. Jan. 1, 1850, 
Gorden Davis, who d. Aug. 20, 1877; issue — Arthur H. Davis, (m. Kate McDermot, 
and has a dau. Sarah E.,) Edgar C, Harvey N., and Elmer A., farmers.) 5. Lu- 
rancy M. Glover, b. March 10, 1835, m. Sept. 30, 1857, Jacob Melroy, and had issue : 
Mary I., (m. John McGregor) ; Alvin H., Amy A., Frederic, L. (d. Sept. 19, 1865,) 
Adelbert L., (died Sept. 21, 1866,) Letty D., Herbert E., and Effie C. 6. Amy A. 
Glover, b. Nov. 26, 1837, m. Jan. 28, 1854, John Lambert, and died Sept. 12, 1854. 
7. Frederick L. Glover, b. July 24, 1843, m. in Sept., 1863, Mary A. Brinley,— is a 
farmer in Kansas, — two children, Oscar I., and Frank W. 

3125. *Otis Bowen, b. May 22, 1808, d. Dec. 5, 1873. 

3126. *Ambbose, b. June 29, 1810. 

3127. Lubanct, b. Oct. 1, 1812, m. Orange Wood, of Lee, N. Y., and d. in Watertown, N. Y., 

Aug. 23, 1835, leaving a son, Walter Bliss Wood. 



1448. 

OBADIAH, of Savoy, Mass., farmer, (son of Ephraim Bliss and Sarah 
Read, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born July 27, 1768, and married March 
22, 1792, to Ruth Kent, of Rehoboth. Issue : 

3128. *Obadiah, jr., b. Sept. 26, 1792. 

3129. Ruth, b. April 26, 1795. 

3130. Saeah, m. Joseph Carpenter. 

3131. Ltdia, m. Seneca Carpenter, Springwater, N. Y. - 

3132. *Ezekiel, b. Sept. 24, 1807. 

3133. *Zenas, b. April 16, 1810, d. Sept. 15, 1872. 



1449. 

CHARLES, of Cheshire, Mass., a farmer, and cabinet maker, (son of 
Ephraim Bliss and Sarah Read, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born May 27th, 
1771, and married May 5, 1796, to Welthea Kent, of Rehoboth, from which 
place he removed after having been burned out of house and home. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 207 

3134. Chaeles, b. Nov. 30, 1797, d. of consumption, July 11, 1876, — farmer in C, unmarried. 

3135. Remember, b. Feb. 15, 1800, d. unmarried. 

3136. Welthea, b. Jan. 20, 1802, d. young. 

3137. Clarissa, b. Aug. 10, 1804, d. unmarried. 

3138. Lepha, twin with Clarissa, d. young. 

3139. Noah, b. Sept. 15, 1806, d. young. 

3140. *Ephraim, b. July 11, 1809, died in 1858. 

3141. Rachel M., born Nov. 1, 1811-12, married Jan. 8, 1877, Luther B. Loomis, box maker, of 

Cheshire, (son of Ichabod and Martha Loomis,) b. in C. in 1812. 

3142. Sarah, died young. 



1454. 

ABEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Abiah Bliss and Mary Smith, 
of R.,) was born April 27, 1763, and married Sept. 8, 1785, to Betsey Bar- 
rows, who died, without issue, Feb. 6, 1787. He was afterwards married, 
Feb. 7th, 1788, to Lucy, daughter of James and Bethiah [Ide] Carpenter. 

She was born in July, 1769, and died Aug. 3, 1835. He died Nov. 3, 1852. 
Issue : 

3143. Betsey, b. Feb. 25, 1789, m. Jan. 21, 1808, Sylvester Fuller, of R., and aft. Thos. Chapin, 

(a soldier in the war of 1812,) of Rowe, Mass., and d. Dec. 14, 1829. Issue — by first 
husband, Betsey Fuller, b. May 10, 1810, who m. in Nov. 1828, Chester Goodell, of 
Readsboro, Vt., and d. March 19, 1859, leaving issue : 1. Eliza Pamelia Goodell, b. 
Nov. 7, 1829, m. Ezekiel B. Coats, of Wardsboro, Vt., and had — Albert Osmond, 
Abbott Osero, Adelbert, Betsey, Elnora, and Abbott. 2. Cynthia Calista Goodell, 
b. Oct. 2, 1831, m. Henry D. Haynes, farmer, of Rowe, Mass., and had — Julia Or- 
della, Nellie Maria, George Henry, and Arthur. 3. Lucy Maria Goodell, b. Sept. 
28, 1833, m. Aug. 2, 1855, George H. Read, of Providence, R. I., and had— Herbert 
C, born Dec. 21, 1858; Grenville Ernest and Grace Eliza, b. Dec. 12, 1862 ; Willie 
Keep, b. June 8, 1864; and Bessie Marion, born April 7, 1874. 4. Osmond Chester 
Goodell, b. Nov. 24, 1835, m. Rosina Hicks, of Whitingham, Vt., Jan. 1, 1861, and 
aft. in May, 1867, Eliza B. Read, of East Providence, R. I., having issue by first 
wife— Forest Osmond Goodell, b. Jan. 20, 1863. 

3144. *Alford, b. March 22, 1790, d. Feb. 5, 1823. 

3145. Luct, b. May 30, 1792, n. m., d. March 10, 1880. 

3146. Hannah, b. Feb. 18, 1795, m. in 1825, Wm. Blanchard, of Readsboro.Vt., and d. ab. 1875. 

3147. Sally, b. March 4, 1797, was buried March 4, 1875,— n. m. 

3148. *Abel, b. May 31, 1799, d. Dec. 3, 1857. 

3149. *Dan, b. April 27, 1801. 

3150. *Caleb, b. Jan. 9, 1803, d. Nov. 13, 1879. 

3151. Huldah, b. Nov. 12, 1804, m. in May, 1853, Abel Tripp, of Attleboro, Mass., who died 

about 1873. 

3152. Horace, b. May 15, 1807, m. June 3, 1859, Jane, dau. of Robert and Anna [Lewis] Rob- 

erts, of Savoy, Mass. She was b. Nov. 25, 1823. Resided in R.,— no issue. 

3153. *George, b. Feb. 22, 1809. 



1456. 

Col. ABIAH, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Abiah Bliss and Mary 
Smith, of Rehoboth,) was born May 20, 1768, and married March 22, 1792, 
to Rebecca Kent, of R. She was born Dec. 23, 1771, and died April 30th, 
1856. He died Aug. 12, 1858. Issue : 

3154. Rebecca, b. March 28, 1794, m. in 1819, as second wife of Aaron Bullock, who d. She 
now (1877) resides at Pawtueket, R. I. Issue : 1. Albert N., born Nov. 12th, 1820. 
2. Rufus Bliss, b. June 23, 1822. 3. Aaron H., b. Jan. 19, 1825. 4. Mary B., born 
Jan. 17, 1827, d. aged 20 mos. 5. Alva Carpenter, born Aug. 4, 1829. 6. George 
Henry, b. Dec. 2, 1833. 7. Daniel Webster, born in 1837. 



208 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3155. Mart, b. .Tune 10, 1795, m. Sept. 1, 1816, as the first wife of Aaron Bullock, and d. Dec. 

23, 1817. No issue. 

3156. LfTA, born March 8, 1797, m. Daniel Clafiin, and resides (1877) in East Attleboro, Mass., 

— eight ch., one of whom, Daniel Brown, was living in 1877. 

3157. Amanda, b. Oct. 3, 1798, resides in Rehoboth, unmarried. 

3158. *Abiah, b. March 6, 1800. 

3159. *Rufus, b. March 7, 1802. 

3160. Eliza, b. Jan. 6, 1804, lives (1877) in Rehoboth, un. m. 

3161. Ruth, b. Dec. 7, 1805, lives in R., un. m. 

3162. *Hokatio Nelson, b. Aug. 17, 1808, d. Feb. 23, 1876. 

3163. Harriet, b. Sept. 20, 1810, m. Samuel Gulliver, of Taunton, Mass., and resides in Provi- 

dence, 111., — one son, George R. 

3164. Rachel, b. Oct. 28, 1812, m. Jesse Whiting, blacksmith, of Taunton, where she d. Jan. 

30, 1843. Issue— a dau., Harriet, b. Nov. 1, 1842, who m. April 10, 1867, Albert Le- 
favour, and resides at Marblehead, Mass., having three children, — Harry Albert, b. 
Feb. 20, 1868, Francis Field and Clarence Whiting, b. April 16, 1876. 



1458. 

Capt. JAMES, of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Jonathan Bliss and 

Lydia Wheeler, of Rehoboth,) was born Jan. 18, 1762, and when quite a 

lad, upon first hearing a violin, inquired, " Is it solid?" whence he received 

the euphonious title of " Capt. Solid," which he retained through life. He 

was married Dec. 11, 1783, to Lydia Carpenter, who died Aug. 8th, 1785. 
Issue : 

3165. Lydia, b. Jan. 10, 1785, m. June 19, 1814, James Nichols, of R., and d. in 111. A dau., 

Lydia, m. Simeon Allen, of R., and resides in Wheaton, HI., having brothers Geo. 
Dnnforth and Sylvanus. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 23d, 1786, to Mary Carpenter, 
who died Aug. 9, 1828. He died March 5, 1842. Issue : 

3166. *James, b. Nov. 7, 1787, d. July 31, 1861. 

3167. *Elijah, b. July 21, 1789, d. July 10, 1848. 

3168. Keziah, born July 7, 1791, m. March 19, 1815, Hezekiah Perry, of R., and rem. to Mon- 

son, Mass. 

3169. Danforth, b. Dec. 29, 1793, d. Oct. 25, 1795. 

3170. Lucy, b. April 8, 1796, d. June 8, 1818, unmarried. 

3171. Mary, b. Sept. 23, 1798, d. Aug. 26, 1800. 

3172. Patty, b. May 28, and d. June 27, 1802. 

1461. 

JONATHAN, jr., of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Lydia 
Wheeler, of Rehoboth,) was born April 3, 1767, and married March 19th, 
1792, to Hannah Kent, who was born in August, 1769. He died March 19, 
1799. [She afterwards married, as second wife of Otis Capron, of Attle- 
boro, Mass., and died May 27, 1836.] Issue : 

3173. *Jonathan, b. Feb. 15, 1793, d. Sept. 2, 1872. 

3174. *Martin, b. Oct. 24, 1794, d. March 29, 1864. 

3175. *Zeba, b. Aug. 20, 1796, d. July 29, 1858. 

3176. *George, b. Feb. 3, 1799, d. March 30, 1851. 

1463. 

Dea. ASAHEL, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Lydia 
Wheeler, of Rehoboth,) was born Sept. 6th, 1771, became an earnest and 
devoted Christian in early life, was almost invariably the first person in 



NINTH GENERATION. 209 

church Sabbath mornings, and was a Deacon in the Congregational Church 
in Rehoboth for over fifty years. During the last year or two of his life it 
is said he was partially deranged, but always persisted in " saying grace" 
at table, as usual. On his farm was the famous rock where the celebrated 
Indian Chief Annawan, and his followers, were captured by Capt. Church, 
on the evening of Aug. 28, 1676. [Annawan was King Philip's chief cap- 
tain, and the rock where he was taken is still known as "Annawan's rock." 
It is in Squannaconk Swamp, near the turnpike from Taunton, Mass., to 
Providence, R. I.] Mr. Bliss was married Oct. 16th, 1794, to Deborah, 
daughter of Edward Martin, of R. She was born Jan. 30, 1774, and died 
June 8, (S. R. 28,) 1858. He died May 22, 1855. Issue : 

3177. Lois Martin, b. Dec. 23, 1795, m. Jan. 14, 1816, George Bliss, (No. 3247,) a son of Dr. 

James Bliss and Hannah Guild, of R., and d. Nov. 24, 1838. 

3178. Asahel, b. Oct. 8, 1797,— lived eight hours. 

3179. *Edward, b. June 24, 1799. 

3180. Joseph, b. Sept. 19, 1801, d. next day. 

3181. Mart, b. July 17, 1803, d. Dec. 11, 1838. 

3182. Laura, b. Nov. 5, 1805, m. Richard W.Batt, of Bristol, R. I. Issue: 1. Rev. Wm. Jas. 

Batt, Stoneham, Mass. %. Henry B. Batt, merchant in N. Y., who d. of consump- 
tion, at sea, near Acapulco, Mexico, Nov. 12, 1874, set 35 years, leaving a widow and 
two children, Anna and Harry Richard, now residing in Elizabeth, N. J. 3. Chas. 
R. Batt, Cashier of National Security Bank, Boston, Mass. 

3183. *Asahel Newton, b. Feb. 29, 1808, d. July 24, 1833. 

3184. Deborah Ardelia, b. Jan. 11, 1810, d. July 22, 1837. 

3185. Lydia, b. Jan. 15, 1812, m. Nov. 27, 1831, Nathan Pratt, farmer, of Taunton, Mass. He was 

b. Aug. 1, 1804, and d. Dec. 21, 1865. Issue : 1. Frances Almira Pratt, b. Aug. 20, 
1832, m. May 22, 1849, Wm. Cook, painter, of Brooklyn, N. T., and had one daugh- 
ter, Cora Frances Cook, b. Aug. 6, 1850, whom. Oct. 12, 1871, Edwin S. Staples, coal 
dealer, Taunton, who d. April 18, 1873, after which she m. Edward Mitchell, clerk, 
now residing at Providence. Issue : Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1877, Herbert, b. Sept. 15, 
1878. She aft. married Edward Jollie, now in 'Pond's music store, 547 Broadway, 
N. Y., and had issue; Lizzie Pratt Jollie, b. April 27, 1854; Edward Everett, b. Nov. 
20, 1856, d. Dec. 1, 1857; Carrie Bliss, b. Jan. 9, 1859, d. April 8, 1861; Lydia F., b. 
March 9, 1862; Nathan Allen, b. Sept. 18, 1864, d. April 7, 1867; Edward, jr., born 
March 5, 1868; Walter Palmer, born May 19, 1870. 3. An infant dau. d. at birth. 
3. An infant dau. d. at birth. 4. Elizabeth Gorden Pratt, b. Jan. 22, 1840, m. Sept. 
22, 1861, Lieut. George A. Washburn, Co. G, 22d Regt. U. S. A., who was wounded 
June 27, 1863, in the seven days fight on the Chickahominy River, — aft. taken pris- 
oner, carried to Lihby prison, exchanged and promoted to a captaincy, — and is now 
City Treasurer of Taunton, Mass. She d. Nov. 1, 1865, leaving one child,— Harriet 
Mason Washburn, b. Aug. 11, 1863. 5. Nathan Hack Pratt, b. Nov. 17, 1843, died 
Sept. 4, 1846. 

3186. Martha Washington, born Jan. 6, 1814, m. April 3, 1838, Dea. Samuel Jones, of Rayn- 

ham, Mass. Issue : 1. Mary Ardelia, b. Jan. 11, 1839, d. Dec. 5, 1866. 3. Abra- 
ham, b. March 13, 1841, d. Aug. 14, 1843. 3. Caroline E., b. Oct. 18, 1843, m. May 
31, 1870, Geo. F. Bloom, of Remington, Ind.,— two ch., Ellery E., b. May 15, 1871, 
and Clara M., b. May 16, 1876. 4. Abraham, born March 14, 1846, m. in Feb., 1874, 
Jennie Foster, and resides in Kansas, — one child, Jesse S. Jones, born Dec. 8, 1874. 
5. Samuel G., b. Oct. 31, 1848. 6. Julia Emma, born Oct. 1, 1851, d. July 26, 1853. 
7. Emma Ellsworth, b. Oct. 16, 1854. 

3187. Harriet, b. Feb. 9, 1817, m. Josephus B. Smith, of Rehoboth. 

1464. 

SHUBAEL, of Randolph, Vt., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Lydia Wheeler, 
of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born Oct. 30, 1773, and removed to Vermont in 
the winter of 1798-9. He was married Aug. 26th, 1798, to Martha Martin, 
who died Dec. 5, 1828. He died June 6, 1«40. Issue : 

27 



210 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3188. *Jonathan, b. July 15, 1799, d. July 27, 1879. 

3189. Washington, b. June 6, 1801, d. in infancy. 

3190. Lydia, b. Oct. 27, 1803, m. Josephus Smitb, of R. 

3191. Louisa, b. Feb. 4, 1806, m. Oct, 14, 1S30, Levi Moore Billings, of Royalston, Mass. He 

was aft. a farmer in Oshkosh, "Wis. lie was a son of Dea. John Billings and Olive 
Noble, and was b. Oct. 19, 1798. 

3192. Laura, twin with Louisa, d. June 9, 1844, unmarried. 

3193. *Zenas, b. Nov. 24, 1808, d. Dec. 9, 1865. 

3194. Martha, b. Dec. 9, 1811, m. in June, 1839, John C. Whitsell, of Gainesville, Ala., and d. 

Feb. 24, 1846. 

3195. Lucy M., b. April 22, 1819, d. April 27, 1843, unmarried. 



1466. 

ZENAS, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Lydia Wheeler, 
of Rehoboth,) was born in that place Nov. 12, 1779, and married Sept. 8th, 
1805, to Keziah Wilrnarth, of Lyndon, Vt. She was born in 1786, and died 
May 17, 1828. He died Aug. 8, 1806. Issue : 

3196. *Zenas, b. June 11, 1806, d. May 24, 1862. 

1468. 

ABADIAL, jr., of Rehoboth, Mass., farmer, (son of Capt. Abadial Bliss 
and Lydia Smith, of Rehoboth, and of Calais, Vt.,) was born at R., July 
8, 1761, and married Jan. 20, 1785, to Sybil Wheaton. She was born at R., 
Feb. 28, 1755, and died June 13, 1850. He d. at R., Aug. 29, 18... Issue : 

3197. * Abadial, b. Jan. 18, 1786, d. March 6, 1S78. 

3198. Cynthia Wheaton, b. May 8, 1787, m. April 10, 1810, Otis Peck, son of Otis Peck and 

Grace Carpenter, of R. She died March 2, 1825. He d. Oct. 10, 1842. A dau., Mrs. 
Wm. H. Barney, now resides at Watchemoket, R. I. 

3199. Olive, b. Feb. 21, 1789, d. in R., March 24, 1874. 

3200. Lydia B., b. Dec. 8, 1790, d. Nov. 2, 1876, unmarried. 

3201. *James Wheaton, b. Nov. 8, 1792, d. June 17, 1867. 

3202. Seneca, born Feb. 20, 1794, n. m., — farmer in R., and rem. to Dighton, Mass., in 1872, 

where he d. Oct. 12, 1879. 

3203. *Ira, b. Jan. 26, 1796, d. Aug. 18, 1861. 

3204. Sarah Pratt, b. Jan. 24, 1798, d. April 13, 1804. 

3205. Lucy, b. March 9, 1800, m. Nelson Horton, and d. April 26, 1861, leaving one dau., Mrs. 

Cynthia B. Goff, now residing at Hebronville, Mass. 

1473. 

DAVID, farmer, of Calais and Marshfield, Vt., and of Georgetown, (?) 
Pa., (son of Capt. Abadial Bliss and Lydia Smith, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) 
was born in R., Oct. 19th, 1767, and married to Rebecca Allen, who died 
Feb. 27, 1806. Issue : 

3206. Rebecca, born in Dighton, Mass., March 12, 1790, m. Daniel Spencer, of Plainfield, Vt., 

and d. at M. A son Stephen, resides at P. 

3207. Lucy, b. at D., in Feb., 1794, m. Jas. Morse, of Calais, where she d. in June, 1830. 

3208. *Vial Allen, b. May 1, 1796, d. Feb. 12, 1872. 

3209. Horace, b. at C, March 8, 1802, m. in March, 1829, Laura Hills, resided at Cabot, Vt., 

and was a carpenter. He died in Cabot, in 1847, (from using chloroform,) leaving a 
son Amos, who died single, in Walden, Vt., about 1868-70. 

3210. Miranda B., b. in Calais, April 9, 1804-5, m. in 1836, Lyman Woodworth of Montpelier, 

Vt., who died Oct. 12, 1S44, leaving no issue. She afterwards m. in 1846, Mr. Oliver 
Howard, who died in 1870. She now (1877) resides in Thomson, 111. 



NINTH GENERATION. 211 

The father was afterwards married June 15, 1806, to Lucy Blanding, of 
Attleboro, Mass., who is said to have been one of the noblest hearted 
women the world ever knew. She was born in A., Dec. 2, 1779, and died 
in Georgetown, Pa., March 9th, 1848. He died in Jefferson Co., Iowa, 
March 22, 1853. Issue : 

3211. *David, jr., b. April 25, 1807, d. Sept. 25, 1872. 

3212. Mart, b. at Marshfield, Nov. 16, 1810, in. in April, 1841, a Mr. White, of Grove, N. Y., 

and died in Mercer Co., Pa., in August, 1842. 

3213. *Albert, b. Dec. 26, 1811. 

3214. *Hiram, b. Aug. 18, 1813. 



1473. 

Dea. JOSHUA, of Calais, Vt., farmer, (son of Capt. Abadial Bliss and 
Lydia Smith, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., June 13, 1770, became 
a Deacon in the Baptist Church in C, was a devoted and earnest laborer 
for the cause of Christ, and was highly respected and esteemed for his 
eminent piety and good works. He was married May 6, 1792, to Lucy Ide. 
She was born Dec. 1, 1772, and died at C. Issue, born in Calais : 

3215. *Joshua, jr., b. June 12, 1795, d. Sept. 8, 1833. 

3216. Lucy, b. Feb. 4, 1797, died young. 

3217. Mar-p, b. Oct. 5, 1799, died young. 

3218. *William Ide, b. Aug. 1, 1801, d. Nov. 13, 1866. 

3219. Sybil, b. Aug. 12, 1803, d. young. 

The father was afterwards married Feb. 12th, 1804, to Nancy Waldron. 
She was born Sept. 22, 1781, and died in Ohio, in 1859. He died at Calais, 
March 12, 1856. Issue: 

3220. Nancy, b. March 22, 1806, d. young. 

3221. Harriet, b. April 2, 1807, in. March 30, 1328, Lewis Wood, farmer, of C, and d. March 

5, 1830. One dau., Harriet Bliss Wood, was b. in 1829, and d. June 10, 1853. 

3222. Salinda, b. Jan. 23, 1810, d. young. 

3223. Irena, b. May 2, 1811, m. March 25, 1830, Chas. Kelten, and d. Sept. 24, 1869. Issue liv- 

ing— Irena Bliss Kelten, and Nancy Goodno, Portland, Oregon ; Corliss Kelten, Chi- 
cago, 111. ; and Edgar Kelton, in California. 

3224. *Joseph Edwin Waldron, b. March 17, 1813. 

3225. Ersiina Prescott, born Sept. 1, 1816, m. Oct. 10, 1855, Archibald Bates, and resides at 

Kelley's Station, Ky. Two ch., one in Ky., and one in Calais. 

3226. Nancy Judson, b. Feb. 22, 1819, dead. 

3227. Julia Ann, born July 2, 1823, m. ab. 1849, Dr. W. S. Schenck, of Ohio, and d. Aug. 10, 

1870. Issue : 1. Charles Meigs Schenck, b. Jan. 3, 1850, living in Burlington, 111. 
2. Bliss Schenck, b. Feb. 1, 1851, d. April 24, 1852. 3. Garnet P. Schenck, b. April 
1, 1853, d. April 21, 1854. 4. Julia, b. Sept. 27, 1855, d. March 10, 1874-5. 5. Allie, 
b. Aug. 7, 1857. 6. Paul B., b. Dec. 25, 1858, d. Aug. 11, 1859. 7. Nannie May, b. 
Dec. 16, 1861. 8. Robert &., b. Dec. 1, 1863, d. Aug. 9, 1864. Dr. Schenck now re- 
sides in Osage City, Kansas, — married. 



1474. 

ALPHEUS, of Calais, Vt., farmer, (son of Capt. Abadial Bliss and Lydia 
Smith, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., June 29, 1772, and married 
Nov. 20, 1794, to Rachel Allen. She was born at Barrington, R. I., March 
18, 1771, and died at East Montpelier, Vt., March 1, 1865. He died at C, 
Sept. 27, 1838. Issue, born in Calais : 



212 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3228. Rachel, b. Sept. 21, 1795, d. at C, Dec. 23, 1811. 

3229. Hannah, b. Jan. 5, 1797, d. at 0., Dec. 31, 1803. 

3230. Almira, b. Dec. 25, 1799, m. Oct. 22, 1820, Joshua Bliss, jr., (No. 3305,) of Montpelier, 

Vt., (son of Joshua Bliss and Sybil Peck, of C.,) and d. at Middlesex, Vt., Aug. 15, 
1873, — nine children. 

3231. *Alpheus, jr., b. Nov. 13, 1802, d. Feb. 1, 1844. 

3232. *Hermon B., b. Oct. 2, 1807, d. Oct. 13, 1841. 

3233. *Zenas, b. May 31, 1809, d. June 27, 1842. 

3234. Ira A., b. April 29, 1811, d. at C, Jan. 22, 1812. 



1477. 

CALEB, of Calais, Vt., farmer, (son of Capt. Abadial Bliss and Lydia 
Smith, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., Oct. 26th, 1778, and married 
Jan. 15, 1801, to Esther, daughter of Otis and Grace [Carpenter] Peck, of 
Rehoboth. She was born Oct. 25, 1778, and died at C, March 28th, 1826. 
He died at the same place, July 30, 1857. Issue, born at Calais : 

3235. Esther, b. Oct. 5, 1801, m. David Kinney, of Plainfield, Vt., where her son W. H. Kin- 

ney, now resides, and where she died June 20, 1861. 

3236. *Abadial, b. Oct. 21, 1804, d. Nov. 22, 1868. 

3237. *Caleb, jr., b. Sept, 6, 1806. 

3238. Maria, b. March 14, 1809, d. at C, July 26, 1850. 

3239. *George Washington, b. May, 7, 1811. 

3240. Elsie A., b. June 12, 1816, d. at C, June 2, 1836. 



1481. 

Dr. JAMES, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Daniel Bliss, jr., and Sarah 
Allen, of Rehoboth,) was born April 19, 1757, studied medicine with Drs. 
Brownson and Blackington, commenced practice in Wrentham, at about 
the age of twenty-one, and remained there one year, during which time he 
was married, (1778) to Miss Hannah Guild, of Attleboro, Mass. ; he then 
removed to Rehoboth, where he was very successful in his profession, and 
was much esteemed as a skillful physician. At the age of about nineteen he 
was for several months Surgeon's Mate in Col. Carpenter's regiment in the 
revolutionary army, and was in the battle of White Plains. In the years 
1815, 1816, and 1820, he represented the town in the General Court of Mas- 
sachusetts. He was a man of sound judgment, strict integrity, and great 
ability, industry, and economy. Mrs. B. d. Oct. 5, 1816. Issue, b. in R. : 

3241. Sarah, b. March 27, 1779, m. Dec. 27, 1798, John Sanford, Attleboro. 

3242. Hannah, b. Oct. 3, 1780, m. Win. Bullock, of R., and rem. to Warren Centre, Bradford 

Co. Pa. 

3243. *jAMES,'b. May 21, 1782, d. June 13, 1832. 

3244. Lucinda, b. March 4, 1784, d. April 11, 1788. 

3245. Betsey, b. Sept. 26, 1786, m. Dec. 6, 1812, Benj. Horton, of R. Issue : Oren, of Central 

Falls, R. I. ; Benjamin, of R. ; James, of Attleboro, Mass. ; a dau. m. a Mr. Long- 
grove, Providence, R. I. ; and a dau. m. a Mr. Joseph Capron, Attleboro. 

3246. "Leonard, b. June 16, 1788, d. March 29, 1867. 

3247. *George, b. Feb. 2, 1790, d. March 24, 1876. 

3248. Nancy, b. Sept. 21, 1792, m. Ephraim Dean, (son of Ephraim Dean and Lydia Capron,) 

of Attleboro. Issue : Lydia Capron, m. J. S. Capron ; Nancy Dean, in. David D. 
Kent; and James B. Dean. 



NINTH GENERATION. 213 

3249. Clekict, b. July 22, 1795, d. Aug. 29, 1796. 

3250. Mika, b. Nov. 14, 1797, d. June 13, 1809. 

3251. *William, b. Sept. 4, 1799. 

3252. A child died unnamed. 

The father was afterwards married to Mrs. Sarah Deane, of Dighton, 
Mass., but had no further issue, and died Sept. 29, 1834. 



1482. 

ALLEN, (son of Daniel Bliss, jr., and Sarah Allen, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) 
was born in R., June 17, 1759, and served three years in Capt. Cole's com- 
pany in the revolutionary army. It is not known who he married, but he 
died in November, 1800, leaving issue : 



3253. 


Ezra. 


3254. 


David, resided awhile in Pompey, N. T, 


3255. 


Jambs. 


3256. 


Sally. 


3257. 


Betsey. 


3258. 


Polly. 



1484. 

PETER, of Leyden, Mass., and of Truxton, Cortland Co., N. Y., (son 
of Daniel Bliss, jr., and Sarah Allen, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., 
Aug. 2, 1765, and married Dec. 7, 1787, to Molly, daughter of Ezra Perry, 
of Rehoboth. She was born April 11, 1772, and died in Truxton, Dec. 31, 
1836. He died in T., Feb. 17, 1853. Issue : 

3259. Dorothy, b. March 12, 1789, d. the next June. 

3260. Polly, d. Feb. 3, 1791, m. in L., in March, 1812, Frederick Howe, and d. in Buchanan, 

Mich., Feb. 19, 1869. Issue : 1. Frederick Alonzo Howe, b. Dec. 12, 1813, dead. 
2. Desire, b. May 5, 1815. 3. Lucinda, h. Dec. 24, 1816. 4. Francis W., b. Oct. 
4, 1S18. 5. Mary, b. March 25, 1820. 6. Joshua H., b. Jan. 27, 1822. 7. George 
A., b. Sept. 23, 1823. 8. Emma A., b. March 18. 1825. 9. Nancy S., b. April 17, 
1827. 10. William, b. July 26, 1829, d. Aug. 31, 1830. 11. Charles F., b. March 
23, 1832. 12. Charlotte E., b. Nov. 23, 1834, d. May 21, 1853. All of these children 
who are living are prosperous and influential men and women, and reside near Bu- 
chanan, Mich. 

3261. Esther, b. Aug. 6, 1792, d. in Nov., 1792. 

3262. *Peter, jr., b. April 26, 1794, d. July 6, 1846. 

3263. Lucinda, h. Feh. 22, 1796, m. in L., April 3, 1820, Hubbard BardweU, and died in Au- 

gust, 1861. 

3264. *Leonard, b. Jan. 29, 1798, d. March 26, 1869. 

3265. *George, h. Sept. 11, 1799, d. May 11, 1871. 

3266. *Jonathan, b. May 3, 1801, d. April (May?) 9, 1861. 

3267. *Hiram, b. Nov. 7, 1802, d. Oct. 5, 1864. 

3268. *Horace, b. Sept. 25, 1804. 

3269. A dau. stillborn, Feb. 18, 1806. 

3270. Alonzo P., b. July 8, 1807, d. Aug. 29, 1828. 

3271. *William, b. March 26, 1809, d. April 26, 1848. 

3272. Sally E., b. Dec. 22, 1810, m. in T., Jan. 18, 1843, Samuel French, hnd d. Nov. 11, 1859, 

in Mich. 

3273. Louisa Jemima, h. Oct. 30, 1812, m. in T., Jan. 1, 1834, Wm. McKnight, and d. August 

15, 1862. 

3274. Sophronia, horn Nov. 27, 1814, m. in T., Oct. 11, 1837, Ambrose Ames, and resides at 

Cazenovia, N. Y. 

3275. *Willard A., b. July 31, 1817. 



« 

214 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1485. 

EBENEZER, farmer, of Colerain, Mass., and of Lisle, Broome Co., N. 

Y., 1815, and of , Mich., 1834, (son of Dan'el Bliss, jr., and Sarah 

Allen, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born at R., April 29, 1767, and married 
about 1795, to Rosannah Patterson, and both died near Ann Arbor, Mich. 
She died Aug. 3, 1839, and he died Sept. 11, 1839. Issue, b. near Colerain : 

3276. Esther, b. at Leyden, Mass., Oct. 11, 1796, m. Aug. 6, 1818, David Parker, farmer, of 

Broome Co., N. Y., who d. in Livingston Co., Mich., June 21, 1842. Issue: Jane, 
Edward and James. She aft. m. a Mr. Allen, who died in 1847, and in 1855 she m. 
Justus B. Sutherland, (previously the husband of her sister Lemira,) and both now 
reside, (1878) at Silver Creek, Allegan Co., Mich. 

3277. *Ebenezer, jr., b. in 1798, d. Aug. 27, 1846. 

3278. *Robert, b. in 1800. 

3279. Ltdia, b. in 1802, m. Lot Sutherland, farmer, who died. She died in Berrien Co., Mich., 

in 1836. Issue : Smith Sutherland, Justus, Ebenezer, Emma, Maria, Lewis, George 
and Almira. 

3280. Lemira, b. in 1804, m. in 1823, Justus B. Sutherland, (b. in Dutchess Co., N. Y., March 

15, 1799,) farmer, of Lisle, N. Y., and aft. of Silver Creek, Mich., where she d. Mar. 
4, 1852-3. Issue : 1. Bliss Sutherland, b. at Lisle, Jan. 1, 1824, now (1878) residing 
at Kankakee, 111., a contractor. He was married May 5, 1858, to Miss M. A. Cowgill, 
and has three ch., — Laura, b. March 8, 1859; Julia, b. April 19, 1861; and Frank A., 
b. June 9, 1863. Mr. S. raised a company of men, ninety-six in number, was com 
missioned by Gov. Yates as Captain of Co. H, Thirteenth Regt. 111. Infantry, and at 
the close of the war of the rebellion retm - ned with only twenty-seven of the original 
number, the rest being dead or disabled. 2. Abram K., b. at Lisle. 3. Mercy, b. 

at L., m. , a farmer, resided at Emerson, la., d. 4. Louise, b. at L. 5. Francis 

Newell, b. at L. 6. Morris J., b. at L., dead. 7. Lazetta, born at L. 8. Pitt D., 
b. at Silver Creek, Mich., dead. 9. Embly M., b. at S. C, where she now resides. 
10. Darwin, born at S. C, d. 11. DeWitt, b. at S. C, d. 13. Mortimer W., b. 
at S. C. The father, Justus B. Sutherland, aft. (1855) m. Esther Bliss, eldest sister 
of Lemira. 

1487. 

SQUIRE, of Leyden, Mass., farmer, (son of Daniel Bliss, jr., and Sarah 
Allen, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born April 25, 1771, and married about 
1795, to Esther (daughter of Ezra) Perry, of Rehoboth. He was instantly 
killed while moving a building, about 1798-9. Issue : 

3281. *Squire, b. Dec. 20, 1796. 

3282. Peter, d. young. 

1493. 

JACOB, jr., farmer, of Rowe, Mass., (son of Dea. Jacob Bliss and Judith 
Smith, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was b. in R., Feb. 25, 1767, and m. Jan. 31, 
1787, to Mrs. Bethiah Brown, of Attleboro, Mass. She was born in Reho- 
both, April 23, 1768, and died in Greenfield, Ohio, July 18, 1854. He died 
in G., Sept. 22, 1825. Issue : 

3283. Consider, b. in Rehoboth, July 14, 1788, d. in Rowe, Nov. 21, 1792. 

3284. Sarah, b. in Rehoboth, Jan. 29, 1790, d. Nov. 13, 1792. 

3285. Bethiah, b. May 8, 1792, d. Nov. 20, 1794. 

3286. Sylvia, b. in Rowe, Oct. 11, 1794, m. Pardon Yaw. 

3287. Sarah, b. in Rowe, Nov. 3, 1796, m. Newell Adams, farmer, of Peru, Ohio, and died in 

Greenfield, Ohio. 

3288. Deborah, b. in Rowe, Feb. 25, 1799, d. May 19, 1803. 

3289. *Jacob, b. Aug. 29, 1801, d. Aug. 2, 1851. 



NINTH GENERATION. 215 

3290. *Jonathan, b. Sept. 15, 1803. 

3291. *Noah, b. May 23, 1806, d. May 21, 1876. 

3292. *Uriah, b. May 4, 1808. 

3293. Lubany, b in Rowe, March 12, 1812, m. Aug. 29, 1830, Dennis Ashley, farmer, of Green- 

field, (Steuben) Ohio. Issue : Lyman, Luther, Noah, Lucy, Erastus, Dexter, Mary, 
and Charlotte. 



1496. 

Capt. ASAPH, farmer, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Dea. Jacob Bliss 
and Judith Smith, of Rehoboth,) was born Dec. 5, 1772, and married Nov. 
25, 1803, to Abigail, daughter of George and Mercy Williams. She was 
born Jan. 30, 1781, and died Nov. 4, 1825. He died Sept. 14, 1857. Issue : 

3294. Abby, b. in 1804, d. set. 7 or 8 days. 

3295. Abby Williams, b. March 19, 1805, m. June 13, 1826, Abel Carpenter, of R., where she 

now resides. He d. Oct. 19, 1852. Issue : 1. George Nelson Carpenter, b. March 
25, and d. in May, 1827. 2. George Hodges, b. June 6, 1828, married May 20, 1860, 
Elizabeth P. Hunt, and d. without issue, March 10, 1867. 3. Sarah Allen, b.Nov. 1, 
1833, m. May 19, 1S64, Joseph R. Carpenter, of R.,— one child, Frederick Howard, b. 
May 10, 1865. 4. Rachel, b. Nov. 28, 1835, d. March 10, 1852. 

3296. *Asaph Leonard, b. July 13, 1806, d. Dec. 6, 1861. 

3297. *George W t illiams, b. Sept. 3, 1810. 

3298. Nelson Smith, b. Sept. 19, 1813, — carpenter, — d. at Mobile, Ala., un. in., Sept. 5, 1839. 

3299. Rosina, b. Dec. 4, 1816, m. March 9, 1834, Ermin J. Baker, of Utica, N. Y., and resided 

in Seekonk, Mass., — five living children : John Lora Baker, b. in Jan., 1839; Abby 
Williams, b. in April, 1840; Ermin Ailen, b. in April, 1844; Huldah, b. Aug. 31, 
1856 ; and Frances Rosina, born in 1859. 

The Rehoboth records state that "Sarah, widow of Asaph Bliss, died 
Sept. 23, 1857, set. 73 years," a second wife of Capt. Asaph. 



1497. 

JOSHUA, of Calais, Vt., farmer, (son of Noah Bliss and Alithea Drown, 

of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in R., Jan. 1, 1757, and married in R., July 

19, 1781, (P) to Sybil, daughter of Israel Peck, of R., who died at Calais. 

He died at C, in 1831. He served three years in Capt. Cole's company in 

the revolutionary army, and received a pension for several years before his 

death. He removed to Vermont about 1793, cleared a piece of ground, 

erected a log cabin, and the following winter moved his family to Calais, 

on an ox-sled. He was the first Selectman in Calais, appointed in 1795. 
He had issue : 

3300. *Sylvester, b. Sept. 2, 1783, d. Sept. 29, 1864. 

3301. *Galen. 

3302. Jemima, d. at C, in 1824, un. m. 

3303. Allinda, d. at C, unmarried. 

3304. *Lemuel, b. Aug. 15, 1791, d. July 19, 1859. 

3305. Moshua, jr., b. Sept. 8, 1793. 

3306. *Chester, b. March 29, 1798, d. June 28, 1875. 

3307. Otis, left home, a young man, and was never heard from. 

3308. Sally, in. Elihu Miles, and d. at Barrc, Vt. Issue : Sybil, (m. a Barton, and resides at 

Montpelier, Vt.,) Sarah, Melissa, Geo. Otis, Mary, Harriet Newell, Elsie, and Emily. 



216 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1499. 

NOAH, of Whiting, Vt., (son of Noah Bliss and Alithea Drown, of Re- 
hoboth, Mass.,) was born Nov. 13, 1759, and married April 15th, 17..., to 
Mary, daughter of Asahel and Mary Carpenter. She was born in Seekonk, 
Mass., April 17, 1768, and died in Calais, Vt., June 12, 1803. Issue : 

3309. *Noah, b. Aug. 20, 1788, d. July 2, 1875. 

3310; Zllpha, b. in Providence, R. I., March 16, 1794, m. Feb. 20, 1820, Benjamin French, of 
Rehoboth, resided in Seekonk, and d. Oct. 15, 1873. Issue : 1. Baylies, b. Jan. 29, 
1821. 2. John, b. March 25, 1822, m. April 9, 1850, Mary Jane Lord, of Pawtucket, 
R. I., and had— Byron A., b. Feb. 9, 1851, and Clara M., b. May 23, 1857. 3. Lydia, 
b. Nov. 6, 1824, m. in 1844, Lewis Kent, of Pawtucket, and d. in 1855. 4. Mary, b. 
Nov. 30, 1825. 5. Benjamin S., b. Jan. 21, 1831. 6. Eliza, b. in 1834-5. 7. Cyril 
S., b. in 1836. 

3311. Lavinia, b. in Seekonk, Aug. 30, 1796, m. Dec. 26, 1825, Daniel Smith, resided in Paw- 

tucket, and d. in Marshall, Texas, May 8, 1871. Two ch. — Julia, b. Aug. 1, 1827, and 
Jane, b. Sept. 21, 1829. 

3312. Caroline Matilda, b. Aug. 15, 1798, m. Oct. 26, 1818, John Tower Campbell, and died 

May 11, 1842. Issue : 1. Louisa, b. Oct. 3, 1819, m. Alfred L. Childs, Pawtucket. 
2. Adaline A., b. March 20, 1821. 3. Mary A., b. Feb. 9, 1823, m. Nelson J. Matte- 
son, Pawtucket. 4. Harriet E., b. April 11, 1824, m. a Grafton. 5. Julia M., born 
Aug. 15, 1826. 6. Audelia, b. Jan. 18, 1829, m. Wm. Hutchinson, Providence, R. I. 
7. Emily F., b. July 24, 1S32, m. Henry B. Dexter, and res. in Pawtucket. 8. John 
W., b. July 25, 1835, 1. in Pawtucket. 9. Sarah, b. June 4, 1838. 

3313. Asena, b. Oct. 22, 1800, m. July 25, 1830, Samuel S. Carpenter, and res. in East Attle- 

boro, Mass. No issue. 

The father was afterwards married, Sept. 12, 1804, to Elizabeth Martin, 
of Middlesex, Vt., who was born July 30, 1785. He died at Whiting, Feb. 
28, 1840, soon after which his widow and part of the family removed to 
Mount Vernon, 111., where she died in 1860. Issue. 

3314. Adelia, b. Sept. 3, 1805, n. m.,— now (1877) res. at Fort Covington, N. Y. 

3315. Fatima, b. Feb. 26, 1807, d. in 1846, unmarried. 

3316. Calista, b. July 8, 1808, m. in 1829, James Pratt, and aft. Josephus Morgan, of Brandon, 

Vt., and resides (1877) at Wood River, Neb. 

3317. Anson Drown, b. Nov. 5, 1809, was a teacher, and d. at Pinesville, La., in 1854, un. m. 

3318. Salona Maria, b. May 3, 1811, died in 1825. 

3319. Mary Carpenter, b. April 25, 1817, m. Sept. 17, 1846, D. A. Parker, and d. in Stowe, 

Vt. Issue : two children, Charles and Florence. 

3320. *George Mtron, b. July 30, 1820, d. Oct. 13, 1876. 

3321. *James Stewart, b. June 5, 1825, d. Oct. 7, 1856. 

3322. Eliza Jane, b. Oct. 13, 1827, m. Jesse H. Smith, of Spring Garden, HI., and d. in 1866. 

Issue : Harriet, Dexter, Florence, Herbert, Cora, Kirby, Elnora, and Anson, — all re- 
siding near Opdyke, 111. 

1501. 

FREDERICK, of Calais, Vt., (son of Noah Bliss and Alithea Drown, of 
Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born Feb. 23, 1764, and married April 27, 1785, to 
Hannah Patience Cole, daughter of Simeon W. and Hannah [Daggett] Cole, 
of Rehoboth. She was born in R., Sept. 15, 1768, and died in Worcester, 
Mass., Dec. 3, 1851. He died Dec. 5, 1841. Issue: 

3323. *Charles, b. July 16, 1786, d. Aug. 8, 1842. 

3324. Simeon, b. Oct. 27, 1788, m. Almeda M. Powers, and d. without issue, March 21, 1824. 

3325. *Aruna, b. Dec. 26, 1790, d. April 1, 1850. 

3326. Lucy, b. May 12, 1794, m. Welcome Cole, and d. in Mansfield, Vt., Jan. 18, 1860. 



NINTH GENERATION. 217 

3327. *Lewis, (twin with Lucy,) d. Aug. 14, 1873. 

3328. Polly, b. June 17, 1796, in. Jehiel Gilman, and d. in Calais, June 25, 1869. 

3329. *George Washington, b. Sept. 18, 1798, d. June 11, 1866. 

3330. Nancy, b. Oct. 16, 1800, m. Seth Pattee, and d. in Hebron, "Wis., Jan. 27, 1873. 

3331. *Cyrus, b. Jan. 23, 1803. 

3332. Pliny, b. April 29, 1805,— a physician,— d. Aug. 17, 1839, un. m. 

3333. *Alonzo Cortez, b. Dec. 26, 1807. 

3334. Celinda Almeda, b. March 29, 1810, m. Oct. 4, 1860, Aaron (son of Joshua and Pris- 

' cilia) Lilley, farmer, Calais, Vt. He d. Dec. 4, 1869, set. 72,— no issue. 

3335. *William Riley, b. July 16, 1812, d. May 31, 1855. 



1503. 

CALEB, of Rehoboth, Mass., (son of Noah Bliss and Alithea Drown, of 
R.,) was married and had a posthumous son, born about four months after 
his decease, who was adopted by the grandfather, (Noah Bliss,) and named 

3336. Caleb, b. ab. 1790-1, died ab. 1865-7. He was at one time engaged (unsuccessfully) in 
mercantile business in Calais, Vt., after wbich he removed to Western New York, 
and changed his name to Noah. He was at one time in the lumber business, run- 
ning a saw-mill, — and was also a drover. He had a son Noah, who is supposed to 
have resided near Clymer, N. Y. 



1504. 

AARON, of Calais, Vt., (son of Noah Bliss and Alithea Drown, of Re- 
hoboth, Mass.,) was born in 1768, and married in 1800, to Huldah, daugh- 
ter of Asa Wheelock, of Charlestown, Mass., who died in December, 1861, 
set. 77. He died Aug. 24, 1851. Issue, born in Calais : 

3337. Augusta, b. in 1801, m. Samuel Wheeler, farmer, Woodbury, Vt., and d. in 1849. 

3338. Louisa, b. in 1S03, resides in C, unmarried. 

3339. Olive M., horn Nov. 14, 1805, m. in 1832-3, Geo. W. Bliss, (No. 3329,) son of Frederick 

Bliss and Hannah [Daggett] Cole, of C, and d. March 25, 1871. 

3340. Caroline Wheelock, b. May 29, 1809, m. June 8, 1837, O. L. Metcalf, farmer, and 1. in 

Morristown, Vt. 

3341. Elvira D., b. in May, 1811, m. Sumner Tucker, farmer, of Cabot, Vt. 

3342. *Hiram C. H., b. in 1814, d. Dec. 30, 1872. 

3343. Roxana, b. in 1816, m. Isaac Stanton, farmer, of Calais, Vt. 



1506. 

EZRA, of Saratoga, N. Y., and of , Mich., canal lock builder, (son 

of Noah Bliss and Alithea Drown, of Rehoboth, Mass.,) was born in 1774, 
and married to Nancy Hicks, of R. She died in Walworth, N. Y., ast. 71, 
and he died in Marion, N. Y., in 1844. Issue : 

3344. Chloe, died in Michigan. 

3345. Nancy, is said to have died in Illinois. 

3346. Jotham (A?) died in Michigan. 

3347. *Ezra S., lives in Denning, N. Y. 

3348. Minerva M., is said to reside in Phenix, N. Y. 

3349. Lorenzo D., died in N. Y. 

3350. Harriet N., is thought to reside near Albion, N. Y. 

3351. George W., lives in Plainwcll, Michigan. 

3352. Adaline, died in Marion, N. Y. She m. about 1846, Richard Tappan, and had two ch. 

After her death he was again married, and lived in Michigan. 

28 



218 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1508. 

JESSE, of Rehoboth, Mass., a farmer, (son of Joseph Bliss and Anne 
Lincoln, of R.,) was born in that place, Jan. 1, 1767, and married about 
1788, to Susan [Sarah?] Carpenter. Susan may have been his first wife, 
and Sarah his second. He had issue : 

3353. *Lewis S., b. June 1, 1789, d. Oct. 18, 1870. 

3354. Jesse Carpenter, b. Feb. 25, 1790? prob. d. in infancy. 

The father was afterwards married to Abigail, daughter of Dr. Thomp- 
son, of Rehoboth, by whom he had one child : 

% 

3355. Sally Thompson, b. Oct. 10th, 1791, m. in Warren, R. I., Oct. 4, 1813, (by Rev. Luther 

Baker,) to Job, son of Joseph Smith, of W. 



1510. 

Dea. JACOB, of Washington, Vt., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss and 
Sarah Brown, of Preston, Conn.,) was born at Preston, Sept. 25th, 1771, — 
became an eai*nest and devoted Christian, was one of the old school Con- 
gregationalists of the most conscientious kind, and was one of the excellent 
of the earth. He was remarkable for the beauty and loveliness of his 
Christian character, the strength of his faith, his unswerving regard for 
principle, for justice and equity, his inflexible integrity, his careful observ- 
ance of all the courtesies and proprieties of life, his love of divine worship, 
his companionship with the Bible, his unbounded hospitality, and for his 
suavity and gentleness in his family. Proverbs, xxxi, 11 — 12, represent 
what his loving companion was in very deed to him. He was a Deacon in 
the Congregational Church in W., for more than fifty years ; Clerk of the 
town twelve years ; Justice of the Peace forty-six years ; and represented 
the town one year in the Vermont Legislature. He was married in Novem- 
ber, 1801, to Abigail Post, of Lyme, N. H. She was born in Hebron, Ct., 
Sept. 9, 1781, and died at Washington, Jan. 30, 1850. He died at Groton, 
Vt., Dec. 18, 1863. Issue: 

3356. Abigail, b. Aug. 3, 1803, ra. in December, 1850, Chas. Jenkins, farmer, "Williamstown,Vt. 

3357. *Jacob Brown, b. April 15, 1805, d. July 4, 1867. 

3358. Cdrtis, b. Dec. 16, 1806, — a school teacher, and farmer, of Upper Oxford, Pa., — m. Dec. 

9, 1S41, Elizabeth Quigley, who was b. July 4, 1808. He was a member of the Pres- 
byterian Church, of which he was also an Elder. He d. without issue, June 10, 1869. 

3359. ^Leonard, b. Oct. 4, 1808. 

3360. Aaron Post, b. Jan. 27, 1811, was drowned while bathing in a mill-pond in Chelsea.Vt., 

July 1, 1832. 

3361. *John Payson, b. Dec. 30, 1812, d. July 14, 1864. 

3362. Belinda Baxter, b. Dec. 5, 1814, m. Sept. 26, 1850, as second wife of Abel Whitney, a 

bookseller in Lowell, Mass., (son of Maj. Abel Whitney, and Clarissa Dwight, — b. 
March 15th, 1800.) Issue: Henry Dwight, b. Feb. 21, 1852, d. Sept. 20, 1860; and 
Mary Ella, b. Jan. 10, 1857, d. Nov. 27, 1867. 

3363. *Oranoe Hamilton, b. Feb. 13, 1817. 

3364. Sally, b. Jan. 4, 1819, m. Alpheus Grant, of West Medway, Mass., was divorced, and 

afterwards m., in October, 1857, to Dr. John McGraw,of Abingdon, 111., and d. Dec. 
15, 1867, leaving a dau., Velma Adula, b. Jan. 1, 1859, and a son, Edwin Corwin, b. 
Nov. 6, 1860. 

3365. *Ezra Otis, b. June 1, 1821. 

3366. *William Azro, b. Dec. 18, 1823. 



NINTH GENERATION. 219 

1513. 

Dr. EZRA, of Vershire, Vt., (son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Brown, of 
Preston, Conn.,) was born in Preston, Jan. 4, 1777, studied medicine, be- 
came an eminent physician, attained a large practice, and was generally- 
very successful in his professional treatment. He was married in Salisbury, 
N. H., Feb. 28, 1802, to Nancy Judkins. She was born in S., Feb. 27th, 
1778, and died at Vershire, July 6, 1826. Issue : 

3367. Sarah, b. at V., Nov. 16, 1802, m. July 4, 1821, Harvey Colton, who was b. Sept. 17, 1797, 

and d. at Tunbridge, Vt., Feb. 5, 1865. She d. June 17, 1851. Issue : 1. Azro Bliss 
Colton, b. at V., Aug. 31, 1824, m. at Bath, Me., Dec. 30, 1850, Betsey A. Wakefield, 
who was b. Api-il 1, 1830, and had issue : Annie Bliss, b. Aug. 31, 1851, and d. July 
21, 1875; Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 15, and d. Aug. 23, 1853; Nellie Atwood, b. June 
4, and d. Sept. 7, 1857; George Atwood, b. Sept. 3, 1864; Aline B., b. Nov. 11, 1866; 
Ezra B., b. Jan. 11, and d. April 24, 1873. 2. William Cowper Colton, b. Feb. 6, 
1827, married at Worcester, Mass., Oct. 15th, 1859, Mary E. Nolan, who was born 
February 5th, 1839, and died April 14th, 1877, leaving issue : Mary A., born July 
22d, 1860; Harvey, born April 16th, 1863, and died April 4, 1865; Charles H., born 
Aug. 16, 1865; Ezra B., b. June 25, 1867; Rodney A., b. Jan. 13, 1873; William C, 
jr., b. Sept. 9, 1874. 3. Celinda Almira Colton, b. Jan. 17, 1830, m. at Delphos, O., 
Nov. 15, 1854, James S. Meacham, who was b. in North Charlestown, N. H., Aug. 1, 
1827. He is a carpenter by trade, and both are deaf mutes. Their son, Allie Benja- 
min Meacham, b. in Guildhall, Vt., Aug. 31, 1860, is also a deaf mute. 4. Elizabeth 
Blodgett Colton, b. Oct. 1, 1832, m. at Delphos, O., Nov. 18, 1852, Allen Trimble 
Stebbins, who was b. in Euclid, O., April 10, 1827. One son, Allen T., jr., born in 
Fort Wayne, Ind., April 24, 1S56; and a dau. Anna Jane, was b. in Delphi, Indiana, 
March 4, 1859, and d. in Toledo, O., Feb. 20, 1863. 5. Sarah Eliza Colton, b. July 
22, 1840, m. at Guildhall, Vt., Jan. 27, 1867, Nelson G. Hobart, who was b. May 24, 

1842. No issue. 

3368. Eliza, b. March 4, 1804, m. at Vershire, Vt., Sept. 15, 1825, Dr. John Robie, (who died 

at Corinth.Vt., March 12, 1833,) and resides (1877) at Lawrence, Mass. Issue : 1. Azro 
Worthen Robie, b. at C, Sept. 6, 18..., m. at Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 1, 1850, and d. 
in Union, Cal., Nov. 9, 1862. 2. Hiram Bliss Robie, fruit gardener, b. at Corinth, 
July 22, 18..., m. Oct. 10, 1854, Leona Judd, of Berlin, Vt. 

3369. *Hiram, b. May 18, 1805, d. Jan. 26, 1874. 

8370. Emily B., b. in Vershire, Feb. 18, 1807, m. at V., Aug. 7, 1824, Benjamin P. Moore, of 
Branford, Vt., who d. in Delphos, O., July 9, 1854. She resides (1877) in Worthing- 
ton, Minn. Issue : 1. Eliza A. Moore, b. Jan. 8, 1826, m. in Iowa City in 1848, Dr. 
Silas S. Swan, who d. at Tipton, Iowa, in Aug., 1851. Issue : one son, Silas M., 
Swan, b. Feb. 14, 1852, and d. in Waterford, Ind. (< Dec. 8, 1866. She aft. married in 
Goshen, Ind., in 1859, Eleazer Hawkes, and d. in Waterford, Jan. 7, 1860. 2. An- 
geline Moore, b. Feb. 26, 1828, m. in Iowa City, in Nov., 1848, Charles J. Swan, and 
resides in Auburn, Cal,— ten ch., of whom five are living. 3. John B. Moore, born 
March 23, 1830. 4. Mary E. Moore, b. Nov. 13, 1832, m. in Iowa City, M. B. Has- 
call, and res. at Goshen, Ind.,— two sons,— Fred, b. in 1854, and Norman, b. in March 
1863. 5. Julia Moore, b. Aug. 10, 1835. 6. Calista Moore, b. Nov. 9, 1838, m. in 
Delphos, O., Jan. 8, 1855, J. W. Smith, and resides in Worthington, Minn.,— two 
daus,— Jennie, b. in 1857, and Mattie, b. in 1859. 7. George O. Moore, b. March 28, 

1843, graduated at Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1866, and is now a successful physician in 
Worthington, Minn. He was m. at Masonville, N. Y., Dee. 2, 1869, to Clara Foster, 
of M. ; — one son, b. in 1872. 

3371. Angelina B., b. June 12, 1809, d. in Oct., 1826. 

3372. Oramel, b. July 12, 1811, d. at West Jefferson, O., un. m. 

3373. Mary, b. July 15, 1813, m. Elijah Walker;— one son, Alphonzo Bliss Walker, residing 

at Council Blufls, Iowa. She aft. m. a Swan, resides at Council Bluffs, and is Mat- 
ron of the Deaf and Dumb Institution at that place. 

3374. *Ezra, jr., b. April 7, 1815, d. May 31, 1875. 

3375. Alphonzo, b. March 3, 1817, was thrown from a horse, severely injured, and died Aug. 

24, 1834. 



220 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGT. 

3376. Dalinda, twin with Alptaonzo, m. Jan. 28, 1811, Cephas Hawks, and lives in Goshen, 

Ind. Issue : 1. C. Calista, b. Jan. 15, 1843. 2. Frank E. C, horn Nov. 20, 1844. 
3. Evelyn Nancy, b. Oct. 8, 1846. 4. Mary Eliza, b. Jan. 31, 1849. 5. Edwin W., 
b. Nov. 9, 1851. 6. Harriet G., b. March 9, 1857. 

The father was afterwards married, in the Fall of 1826, to Rhoda Carr. 
She was born June 17th, 1793, and died Sept. 24, 1850. He died at West 
Jefferson, O., April 9, 1851. Issue: 

3377. Sophia Makia, b. Aug. 6, 1827, m. Aaron Putnam, and lives at Moberly, Mo. 

3378. Samuel Brown, b. Dec. 3, 1829, d. Dec. 8, 1832. 

3379. Harriet, b. Dec. 28, 1831, m. at W. J., July 5, 1859, Benj. Talbot, Supt. of the Deaf and 

Dumb Institution at Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

3380. Daniel Webster, b. April 23, 1834, resides at West Jefferson, O. 



1516. 

JEDEDIAH, millwright, of Swanton, Vt,, and of Chesterfield, N. Y., 
(son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Brown, of Preston, Conn.,) was born in 
P., Aug. 29, 1783, and married in 1817, to Sally Barney, who was born at 
Swanton, Nov. 19th, 1802. He left home in 1839, and has not since been 
heard from. Issue : 

3381. *Ezra, b. June 22, 1818. 

3382. Jedediah, (Capt.) b. at S., Jan. 19, 1820,— farmer, at Keeseville, N. T.,— un. m. 

3383. Celinda, b. at C, July 14, 1838, resides at Keeseville. 



1517. 

BISHOP T., of Northfield, Mass., 1818, and of Townsend, Vt., (son of 
Samuel Bliss and Sarah Brown, of Preston, Conn.,) was born Nov. 4, 1788, 
and married to Mrs. Sally [Larabee] Graves, of Wardsboro, Vt., and proba- 
bly removed there from Dummerston, Vt., about 1822, and after the decease 
of Mrs. B., about 1826, he removed to Townsend. Issue : 

3384. Mart, m. and removed to T. 

It is thought the father was afterwards married, and died in Danielson- 
ville, Conn. Issue, unknown. 



1519. 

SEPTIMUS, of Canterbury, Conn., (son of Jonathan Bliss and Lydia 
Ensworth, of Preston, Conn.,) was born at Preston, Sept. 2, 1772, and mar- 
ried in 1803-4, to Nabby Phinney. He died in Canterbury, leaving issue : 

3385. *Francis, h. May 6, 1805, d. April 12, 1879. 

3386. *Alexander, b. May 26, 1808, d. Aug. 7, 1878. 

3387. Abbt Kingslet, b. at C, July 31, 1812, m. Dec. 1, 1839, William Harvey, farmer, South 

Canterbury, Conn., and d. July 22, 1878. A son, b. July 16, 1843, m. Dec. 27, 1865, 
Agnes C. Tarbox, and resides at C. 

3388. *Joshua P., b. April 25. 1815. 

3389. Lydia Ensworth, b. May 1, 1822, m. Oct. 31, 1847, Prentice Lewis, jr., jeweller, South 

Windham, Conn.,— two eh: : Annette, b. June 18, 1849, d. Sept. 7, 1851; Ella A., b. 
May 1, 1858. 



NINTH GENERATION. 221 

1531. 

WILLIAM, of Canterbury, Conn., shoemaker, (son of Jonathan Bliss 
and Lydia Ensworth, of Preston, Ct.,) was born March 3, 1788, and mar- 
ried Sept. 24, 1808, to Annie Potter. She was born July 27, 1788, and died 
Aug. 30th, 1848. He removed to Hamilton, C. W., thence to Black Rock, 
N. Y., thence to Columbus, Ohio, where he died April 11, 1843. Issue: 

3390. *Paris E., b. July 17, 1809. 

3391. Lydia, born July 1, 1811, m. in 1827, Alonzo Bliss, [No. 2155,] (son of Thomas Bliss and 

Priscilla Howe, of Boston, Mass.,) of Gait, C.W. One son, Wm. Thomas, b. about 
1828. She aft. m. Martin Fitch, and d. in Maumee City, O. 

3392. *William Henkt, b. June 21, 1816, d. Dec. 25, 1855. 

3393. Andrew A., b. Oct. 14, 1820, d. in March, 1S77, un. m. 

3394. *Mabvel White, b. July 24, 1822. 

3395. Jane U., b. July 17, 1824, m. Allen Conat, Buffalo, N. Y.,^t children. 

3396. *Hamilton Burch, b. Aug. 24, 1826. 

3397. *Charles H., b. March 2, 1927. 



1524. 

ERASTUS, of Honesdale, Pa., mason, (son of Silas Bliss and Judith 
Ereeman, of Preston, Conn.,) was bom in P., July 2, 1782, and married in 
Canterbury, Conn., about 1814, to Polly Carter, who was born in Canter- 
bury, April 7, 1793. Issue: 

3398. Mary A., b. in Bridgewater, Pa., April 27, 1815. 

3399. Eliza, b. in Bridgewater, Jan. 15, 1818. 

3400. Julia, b. in Honesdale, Dec. 7, 1821. 

3401. Almira, b. in H., June 4, 1824. 

3402. Maria, b. in H., July 18, 1827. 



1525. 

CURTIS, of Norwich and Bozrah, Conn., and of Canton, Mass., mer- 
chant, (son of Silas Bliss and Judith Freeman, of Preston, Conn.,) was b. 
in P., March 7, 1789, and married April 18, 1815, to Anna S., daughter of 
Joseph Jewett, Esq., of Lisbon, Conn. She was born in L., Oct. 14, 1796, 
and died in Ogdensburgh, N. Y., June 14, 1856. He removed to Susque- 
hannah Co., Pa., about 1829-30, but afterwards returned to Norwich, and 
in 1836 removed to Bozrah, Conn., thence in 1842 to Lebanon, Conn., and 
in 1848 to Ogdensburgh, N. Y. ; in 1856 he removed to Utica, N. Y., and 
in 1857-8 to Canton, Mass., where he died, Jan. 13, 1869. He was interred 
in Ogdensburgh, beside his wife and daughter. He was esteemed and 
respected by all for his sterling integrity and great moral worth. Issue : 

3403. Betsey Ann, b. in Montrose, Pa., Oct 4, 1819, m. in 1841, Mr. Francis A. Perkins Sterry, 

now of Canton, Mass. He was b. in Norwich, Conn., Sept. 18, 1821. Issue : 1. Al- 
bert, b. in Norwich, Feb. 8, 1843. 2. Arthur Francis, b. in Bozrah, Conn., March 
29, 1845. 3. Mary Isabella, b. in Ogdensburgh, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1851. 4. William 
Henry, b. in O., April 11, 1856. 

3404. *Henry Curtis, b. in Montrose, Nov. 12, 1822. 

3405. Mary Jewett, b. in Norwich, Feb. 19, 1825, d. in O., June 7, 1853, un. m. 



222 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1526. 

CALVIN, of Lebanon, N. Y., and of Lowell, Kent Co., Mich., carpenter 
and joiner, (son of Silas Bliss and Judith Freeman, of Preston, Conn.,) was 
born at P., May 27, 1799, and married Dec. 2, 1824, to Sarah M. Lyons. 
She was born in Litchfield, Conn., March 12th, 1805, and died in Lowell, 
Dec. 2, 18... Issue: 

3406. *Silas Albert, b. March 6, 1S28. 

3407. *Ira Curtis, b. May 3, 1832. J 

3408. Lovina A., b. in Lebanon, June 15, 1834, m. April 7, 1859, John H. Smith, farmer, Low- 

ell, Mich., and d. in Thornapple, Mich., March 23, 1872. 

3409. "Willis D., b. in Lebanon, June 8, 1837, enlisted in the Union army, July 26. 1862, in an 

111. reg., and d. in the Gen'l Hospital at Benton Barracks, Mo., Apr. 16. 1863, un. m. 

3410. Rachel A., b. in Lebanon, Aug. 2, 1843, m. in Lowell, in March, 1863, Thomas Evans. 



1527. 

Capt. JOHN, mariner, of Norwich and Preston, Conn., and of Mont- 
serrat. West Indies, (son of Thomas Bliss of Norwich, Conn.,) was born 
in Norwich about 1762, and married about 1783, to Nancy Williams, of N. 
She was born in Preston, about 1768, and died in 1860-1. He died in N. 
Y. City, about 1820. Issue : 

3411. *William Henry, b. at N., ab. 17S4, d. (sup.) in 1832. 

3412. Catiiarine, m. Amasa Higgins, of N. Y. City, and is dead. 

3413. Betsey, m. Harvey Higgins, of Stanton street, N. Y., and is d. 

3414. John, never married. 

3415. *Simeon Williams, b. in P., Jan. 8, 1801. 

3416. Ann, m. Asa H}*de, Boston, Mass., and is dead. 

3417. Charles, n. m., died suddenly, while a young man. 

3418. *Wendell, b. in N. Y. City, ab. 1810-11, d. ab. 1858. 



1529. 

DANLEL, of Donegal, Westmoreland Co., Pa., farmer, (son of Thomas 
Bliss, of Norwich, Conn.,) was born in 1767, and married in Stonington, 
Conn., in 1800, to Massa Coock, (his second wife.) She died at D., in No- 
vember 1870. He died at the same place in February, 1839. Issue : 

3419. *Aden, b. in Stonington, 1802, d. in 1841. 

3420. Nancy, b. in N. J. in 1806, d. in D. 

3421. Elizabeth, b. in D., in 1808, m. John Kelly, of D. 

3422. *Thomas, b. in D., June 1, 1810. 

3423. *Timothy W., b. in D., July 4, 1842. 

3424. Aaron, b. in D. in 1814, d. in July, 1876,— farmer in D.,— was never m. 



1530. 

NATHANIEL, of Norwich, Conn., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Warren Co., O., 
(son of Elijah Bliss and Sarah Hatch, of Norwich,) was born at N., Jan. 
25, 1770, and married to Hannah Williams. She was born in Connecticut, 
in February, 1775, and died at Cedar Rapids, la., April 20, I860. He re- 
moved to Wyoming, Pa., and d. in Darke Co., O., March 12, 1812. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 223 

3425. *Nathan, died in 1816. 

3426. Hannah, b. in Conn., m. John Shepherd, and d. in Middletown, Butler Co., O., in 1874. 

3427. Nancy, b. in Conn., m. Henry Brown, and d. in Jefl'erson Co., Iowa, Sept. 13, 1875. 

3428. *Elijah, b. at W., Dec. 9, 1801. 

3429. *Asa, b. in Conn., — dead. 

3430. *Jacob, b. in Pa., Jan. 18, 1806. 

3431. Joseph, twin with Jacob, d. in infancy, (1806.) 

3432. Ltdia, b. in 1S08, m. in 1830, Robert Drew, of Darke Co., O. 

3433. Sarah, m. Aaron Woodruff, and d. at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

3434. Mary A., d. in infancy. 

3435. Elizabeth, m. Adam Briney, and d. at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

3436. *Samuel W., b. at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

3437. *James, b. in O., Dec. 27, 1817, d. June 30, 1858. 

3438. Phebe, b. in O., m. Wilson Cozart. 

3439. Nathaniel, lived in Arcanum, O., and m. Eliza Brock. Family unknown. 



1534. 

JOHN, of Brooklyn, N. Y., (son of Zephaniah Bliss and Temperance 
Lord, of Norwich, Conn.,) was born July 15, 1795, and m. at Canaan, N. Y., 
Sept. 29, 1830, to Abby Williams, resided at New Orleans, La., and after- 
wards at Brooklyn. He was a manufacturer of chronometers, in N. Y. City, 
and gained a world wide celebrity by the excellence of his instruments, 
they being considered equal to the best English chronometers. The busi- 
ness is still conducted (1880) by his sons, at 110 Wall st. He died Oct. 
15, 18.... Issue: 

3440. *John, jr., b. Sept. 28, 1S31. ' 

34-41. Samuel Williams, b. in New Orleans, La., June 12, 1833, m. Dec. 4, 1861, Jane Pet- 
tinger, (widow Seaver,) who was b. on Long Island, March 25, 1834. No issue. Resi- 
dence, Brooklyn, N. Y., — chronometer maker. 

3442. Sarah, b. at B., J.une 10, 1835, d. July 31, 1837. 

3443. *GrEORGE H., b. July 18, 1838. 



1535. 

CHARLES, of Norwich, Conn., (son of Zephaniah Bliss and Temper- 
ance Lord, of Norwich,) was b. Jan. 7, 1797, and married March 6, 1826, 
to Elizabeth B. Clement, of N., who died Jan. 9, 1877. He died Jan. 21, 
18G8. He was a large and well proportioned man, and is remembered by 
the compiler as a man of genial and kindly disposition, Christian character, 
upright and honorable in all his dealings, and was much esteemed and 
respected for his ability, integrity and economy. Issue : 

3444. Charles Clement, b. Oct. 8, 1831, — un. m. in 1S78, — a jeweller in Norwich. 



1548. 

RUFUS, of Sheldon, Vt., farmer, (son of John Bliss, jr., and Betsey 
Holmes, of S.,) was born at Hartford, Conn., Sept. 12, 1768, and married 
to Betsey, daughter of Luke and Lydia [Chittenden] Stephens. She was 
born Jan. 14, 1777, and died at S., July 14, 1851. He died at Enosburg, 
Vt., Aug. 12, 1855. Issue : 



2:24 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3445. Ltdia Chittenden, b. at Castleton, Vt., July 21, 1795, m. Samuel Wells, farmer, and d. 

at E., May 1, 1859. Sons — Rufus, at South Rockston, P. Q., and Albert, at Brown- 
in gton, Vt. 

3446. John Holmes, b. at S., Sept. 7, 1798, d. Sept. 17, 1800. 

3447. Adaline, b. at S., May 6, 1800, m. John McAllister, farmer, and d. at E., Jan. 8, 1845. 

He resides at Londonderry, Vt. 

3448. Caroline, b. at S., March 23, and d. May 21, 1802. 

3449. Sally, b. at S., June 29, 1803, m. Roswell Wells, farmer, (brother to Samuel,) and died 

at E., Oct. 14, 1850. 

3450. Pollt, b. at S., April 22, 1806, d. Aug. 26, 1824,— un. m. 

3451. Betsey, b. at S., Feb. 26, 1808, d. Sept. 13, 1824,— un. m. 

3452. *Milton Holmes, b. Feb. 20, 1810. 

3453. *Bradley, b. Feb. 18, 1812. 

3454. Melvina, b. at S., May 23, 1814, d. Jan. 8, 1819. 

3455. Priscilla, b. at S., Dec. 26, 1815, m. March 17, 1841, Henry Butler Chamberlin, mason, 

■who was b. at S., Nov. 5, 1818. Issue — b. at E: 1. John Edgar, (farmer,) b. Feb. 

8, 1843, m. Sept. 10, 1867, to Annette E. Bliss, (dau. of Wm.BUss and Julia A.Smith, 

of S.,) who was b. March 23, 1846. 2. Diantha, b. Sept. 28, 1844. 3. Milla Ann, b. 

Jan. 12, 1848. 4. Walter Scott, b. Feb. 18, and d. Sept. 5, 1850. 5. Henry Leland, 

b. Jan. 12, 1854. 6. Edwin Kimball, b. Sept. 25, 1S56. 7. Emma Eliza, b. Feb. 
13, 1859. 

3456. LUCY, b. at S., May 3, 1819, m. Sept. IS, 1838, John E. Chamberlin, (farmer,) who wasb. 

at S., April 30, 1815. Issue,— b. at S. : 1. Sabina Jane, b. May 24, 1841, m. Asa A. 
Chamberlin, farmer. 2. Sarah Diantha, b. March 2, 1843; m. Jay Graves, farmer. 
3. Benjamin Ripley, b. March 29, 1846, m. Mrs. Eva (Harvey) Randall. 4. Lucy 
Adaline, b. Aug. 28, 1848, m. Alvin Haskins, farmer. 5. John Abby, born April 6, 
1851, — is a tinsmith. 6. Mary Lucretia, b. March 28, and died at 3., April 25, 1864. 
7. Rufus Bliss, b. Nov. 21, 1860, d. at S., Oct. 18, 1861. 

1550. 

PHILETUS, farmer, of Castleton, Vt., and of , Mich., (son of John 

Bliss, jr., and Betsey Holmes, of Sheldon, Vt.,) was born at Hartford, (?) 
Conn., April 25th, 1772, and married to Eleanor McArthur, of Castleton. 
He died in Michigan, about 1850. Issue : 

3457. *JohN, b. at C, Oct. 9, 1798, d. in 1845. 

3458. *Harry, b. at C, Jan. 7, 1800, d. Sept. 24, 1869. 

3459. Polly, b. Oct. 7, 1808, d. Jan. 21, 1868, in Hydeville, Vt. 



1553. 

EPHRALM, of Castleton, Vt., farmer and lawyer, (son of John Bliss, jr., 
and Betsey Holmes, of Sheldon, Vt.,) was born in Hartford, Conn., Feb. 
10, 1776, and married March 13, 1800, to Hannah Gibbs. She was born in 
1779, and died at C. in 1850. He died at the same place, in 1825. Issue, 
all born at Castleton : 

3460. *Nathan Girbs, b. Aug. 5, 1801, d. Nov. 23, 1870. 

3461. Sheldon, b. Dec. 16, 1802, — farmer and merchant, — d. at C, in Sept., 1872, un. m. 

3462. Bethiah, b. Sept. 13, 1804, m. Asa C. Hooker, of Poultney, Vt., where he died. 

3463. *Ephraim noLMES, b. Oct. 14, 1806. 

3464. Cyrus E., b. Sept. 17, 1808, d. at C. in 1829, un. m. 

3465. *Marcus W., b. Nov. 4, 1810. 

3466. Charles W., b. Jan. 30, 1813, d. at C. in 1829. 

3467. *Robert R., b. Jan. 2, 1815, d. at C. in 1863. 

3468. Betsey B., b. Jan. 13, 1817, m. Col. Cutting, of Hydeville, Vt., and aft. Franklin Bar- 

ney, of C. 

3469. *George L., b. Dec. 23, 1818. 

3470. Fayette Jackson, b. Oct. 18, 1821, lived at Castleton, and died in 1829. 

3471. *John II., b. May 10, 1824. 



* NINTH GENERATION. 225 

1554. 

SALMON, of Zanesville, Ohio, salt manufacturer, (son of John Bliss, jr., 
and Betsey Holmes, of Sheldon, Vt.,) was born at Hartford, Conn., Aug. 
26th, (Jan. 27th ?) 1781, and married to Ruth Hendee, daughter of Judge 
Caleb Hendee, jr., (of Pittsford, Vt., 1773-4,) and Lydia Rich, and grand- 
daughter of Dea. Caleb Hendee and Caroline Ellsworth, of Coventry and 
of Simsbury, Conn. She was born May 6th, 1789, and died in 1870. He 
died at Zanesville. Issue : 

3472. Chabi.es, a deaf mute, became a missionary among the Indians, — was un. m. when last 

heard from. 

3473. Caroline, m. William Rippey, Logan, O. He was a sou of Col. C. H. Rippey, of L. 

3474. *Edwin Holmes, b. in Canada, Jan. 8, 1812, d. ah. 1850. 



1555. 

BRADLEY, farmer, of St. Albans, Castleton, and Sheldon, Vt., and of 
Euclid, Ohio, (son of John Bliss, jr., and Betsey Holmes, of Sheldon, Vt.,) 
was born in Hartford, (?) Conn., Sept. 10th, 1783, and served his country 
faithfully during the war of 1812, in Capt. John Wire's company in the U. 
S. army, (in the year 1813.) He was married to Annie Wood, of Castle- 
ton, and died at Whitneyville, Mich., in October, 1862. She was born in 
Massachusetts, Nov. 15, 1779, and died in Cleveland, O. Issue, born in S. : 

3475. Melissa, h. July 4, 18..., m. in June, 1840, Daniel Croninger, farmer, of Whitneyville, 

Michigan. 

3476. Orilla, b. Feb. 29, 18..., m. in Oct., 1839, Michael Croninger, farmer, of Caledonia, Mich. 

3477. *Sidnet D., b. Sept. 12, 1810. 

3478. Elvinna, b. April 13, 18..., m. in April, 1848, Hazel Eddy, farmer and land owner, Not- 

tingham, Ohio. 

3479. Rurus, b. Aug. 21, 18.., m. in Nov., 1838, Ellen Dean, was a farmer, and resided at Cleve- 

land, O. He enlisted as a private in the Eighth Mich. Inf., and died at St. Louis in 
1863. No issue. 

3480. Alhira, born Sept. 7, 18..., m. in Dec, 1S49, Crawford Angell, Express Agent, Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 

1556. 

SHELDON, of Ticonderoga, N. Y., farmer, (son of John Bliss, jr., and 
Betsey Holmes, of Sheldon, Vt.,) was married to Rebecca Mills, of Castle- 
ton, Vt., and died at Ticonderoga. Issue : 

3481. Martha. 

3482. Chauncet. 

3483. Mart. 

3484. Charles. They moved west, probably to Wisconsin, and it is sup. all d. but Chauncey. 



1557. 

SAMUEL, jr., of Strafford, Vt., (son of Samuel Bliss and Olive Pinnock, 
of S.,) was born in S., in 1779, and married to Sarah Young, of S. She 
was born in Cranston, R. I., in 1783, and died Nov. 20, 1869. He died in 
December, 1811. He was a constituent member of the Universalist Church 
in S., and "was the first Clerk of the Society. Sworn to, before Samuel 
Bliss, [his father,] Town Clerk." He had issue : 
29 



226 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. * 

34S5. Hannah, b. in S., Jan. 9, 1803, m. Dec. 2, 1824, Rev. Daniel Hazen, of Hartford, Vt., and 
d. March 13, 1875. 

3486. *Albert Gallatin, b. Feb. 24, 1804, d. in Sept. or Oct., 1879. 

3487. *Peleg Young, b. April 8, 1806. 

3488. *Lucian B., b. Sept. 25, 1809. 



1560. 

JAMES, of Compton and Stanstead, P. Q., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss 
and Olive Pinnock, of Strafford, Vt.,) was born in Coventry, Conn., about 
1785, and married to Anna Walbridge. She was born May 6th, 1787, and 
died Oct. 5, 1863. He died in Stanstead, May 3, 1827. Issue : 

3489. Emily, born April 26, 1808, in Duxbury, Vt., m. Sept. 2, 1827, Dudley Davis, farmer, of 

Stanstead, 1., and bad Dudley, jr., (b. in 1828,) Darius, d., set. 2 years, and Carlos 
Pierce. 

3490. Mercy, born May 25, 1812, m. ab. 1830-5, Hiram Elkins, — no issue. She aft. m. Warren 

Ide, Boston, Mass., proprietor of Hope House, and d. in B. Sept. 4, 1879. 

3491. Abalinda, b. in C, Dec. 18, 1814, un. m., res. in Boston, Mass., 56 Newland st. 

3492. *Henry C, b. in Compton, Jan. 2, 1817. 

3493. Philura, b. in C, d. set. 3 years. 

3494. Philura Abalaide, born in S., April 1, 1824, m. Feb. 15, 1853, Thomas J. Furber, of 

Quincy Market, Boston, Mass., and d. in Boston, Oct. 14, 1867. He is a son of Thos. 
Furber, of Deerfield, N. H., and was b. in 1828-9. 



1563. 

LYMAN, of Compton, P. Q., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss and Olive 
Pinnock, of Strafford, Vt.,) was born in S., in 1791, and married to Sally 
Chamberlin. She was born at St. Johnsbury, Vt., March 31, 1792, and d. 
March 3, 1862. He died April 16, 1836. They had twelve children, all of 
whom died at birth, except two : 

3495. Olive A., b. at O, March 7, 1821, d. Oct. 7, 1839. 

3496. *Quartus, b. at C, March 13, 1823. 



1567. 

AMPLIUS B., of Moe's River, Compton, P. Q., (son of Samuel Bliss 
and Olive Pinnock, of Strafford, Vt.,) was born in S., March 25, 1802, and 
married Feb. 11, 1823, to Lovina Gilson, of Compton. He d. in 1879. Issue : 

3497. Mary Ann, born in C, Aug. 26, 1825, m. Aug. 12, 1844, Oel B., (b. in 1813, son of Elias 

and Olive) Stevens, carpenter, and had issue : 1. Alfred Stevens, b. Jan. 22, 1847, 
d. in 1862. 2. Jabez, b. Oct. 3, 1848, d. set. 29 years. 3. Olive Lovina, b. Nov. 19, 
1851, m. Harvey Wheland, farmer. 4. Emma, b. Sept. 28, 1853, m. David Watson, 
farmer, in Mo. 5. Lucian, b. Aug. 2, 1855, d. aet. 15 years. Frederick, Oscar, John 
Bliss, Sylvia Adelaide, and Ruth, dates unknown. 

3498. William G., born in C, Jan. 30, 1828, — last heard from in Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Fla., 

probably lost at sea. 

3499. Caira L., b. in C, March 22, 1830, m. Oct. 16, 1848, Andrew S. Pike, bellhanger, and d. 

July 19, 1856. He was a son of Moses and Sarah Pike, of Rutland, Mass., and was 
b. in 1825. Issue : 1. Franklin, born at Portland, Me., died at Boston, set. 2 years. 
2. William, b. Oct. 28, 1853, un. ni., preparing for the ministry. 3. Carrie, b. March 
9, 1852, n. m. 

3500. *Lucian B., b. April 19, 1832. 



NINTH GENERATION. 227 

3501. Sylvia, b. in C, March 22, 1S34, m. Dec. 20, 1S48, John Lawrence, farmer, Groton, Mass. 

He was a son of John and Lucy Lawrence, and was b. in 1821. Issue : 1. William, 
b. in G., Dec. 20, 1854, m. but has no issue. 2. Charles, b. in G., June 30, 1856, an. 
m. 3. Katie, b. June 15, 185.., m. Aug. 23, 1876, Wm. Parsons, of East Somerville, 
Mass. 4. Adelaide, b. in G. in 1861. 5. Clara, b. Dec. 15, 1866. Six others died 
young. 

3502. Adelaide, b. in C, June 23, 1836, m. Sept. 2, 1863, Daniel B. Parker, cabinet maker, of 

C, and Lowell, Mass., and had no issue in 1876. He is aeon of Daniel P. and Cynthia 
I. Parker, and was b. in Canada, in 1836. 

3503. Freeman P., b. in C, July 1, 1839, m. Nov. 21, 1858, Anna M. Wheeler, and had no is- 

in 1877. He is a carpenter, and resides at Newport, P. Q. She is a dau. of Mrs. 
Olive Wheeler, and was b. at Eaton, C. E., in 1840. 



1568. 

ANSON, of Philadelphia, Pa., ship carpenter, (son of Samuel Bliss and 
Olive Pinnock, of Strafford, Vt.,) was born in Strafford, April 2, 1805, and 
married to Louisa Ames, of New Hampshire. Issue : 

3504. Louisa, b. Jan. 13, 1830, m. in 1S45, Edward H. Dunnels, marketman, of Boston, Mass., 

and is now a widow, residing in Boston. No issue. He was b. in 1828, and d. April 
13, 1865. 

3505. *John A., b. in Sept., 1832, d. Aug. 23, 1858. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 23, 1837, to Harriet Dorey, who 
was born in Guernsey, England. He died about 1861. Issue : 

3506. Mart E., m. Geo. Van Lear, marketman, and is living in Phila. 

3507. Lucinda, d. in childhood. t 

3508. Virginia R., m. Cornelius Dugan, and is living in Phil. He is in the U. S. Navy. 

3509. *George W., b. May 2, 1847. 

3510. Daniel, b. at Philadelphia, July 25, 1850, d. April 22, 1865. 

3511. Albert A., b. April 9, 1856, — manufacturer of hat trimmings, Phila., m. July 22, 1878, 

Miss Ida M. Mendenhall, of Phila. 



1569. 

AZRO, of Compton, P. Q., carpenter, (son of Samuel Bliss and Olive 
Pinnock, of Strafford, Vt.,) was born in S., Feb. 28th, 1807, and married 
Nov. 5, 1830, to Hannah Sleeper. She was born in Vermont, Aug. 13, 1806, 
and died at Susquehannah Depot, Pa., March 10, 1875. He was killed on 
the cars, at Melbourne, P. Q., Sept. 7th, 1853. Issue — born in Compton: 

3512. *John, b. March 2, 1831. 

3513. Stephen, b. April 27, 1832, d. of consumption in Lenoxville, P. Q., Aug. 26, 1853. 

3514. *Anson, b. Aug. 23, 1834. 

3515. Azro, jr., b. Jan. 21, 1836, m. in 1863, Mary Brush, and res. in Waverly, N. Y., R. R. 

engineer. 

3516. EMiLY.b. Oct. 14, 1S38, m. Feb. 14, 1856, William J. Hull, engineer, Susquehanna Depot, 

Pa., who was b. April 11, 1832. Issue, b. at S. D.: 1. William F. Hull, b. July 12, 
1857. 2. Charles H., b. June 4, 1859. 3. Minnie E., b. July 17, 1868. 4. AddieL., 
b. Sept. 8, 1870. 5. Emily C, b. Nov. 24, 1872. 

3517. Olive, b. June 3, 1844, m. Oct. 23, 1865, T. Halfpenny, machinist, of Susquehanna De- 

pot, Pa., where she d. Feb. 23, 1867. 

1574. 

ABIGAIL, of Hebron, Conn., (fourth child of Abiel Bliss, jr., and Anna 
Brown, of II.,) was born April 1, 1795, and died Oct. 4, 1815, leaving one 
son, who was adopted by his grandfather, and named 

3518. *Samuel A., b. May 22, 1814. 



228 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1579. 

Capt. ELLIS, of Bradford, Vt., (a son of Lieut. Ellis Bliss and Abigail 
Taylor, of B.,) was born July 25, 1787, and married Dec. 4, 1808, to Mary 
Brickett Worthen, who was born April 11, 1790, and joined the Congrega- 
tional Church in B., in 1831. He died May 8, 1851. Issue : 

3519. Ellis, b. and d. March 1, 1809. 

8520. *Ellis, b. May 10, 1810, d. Nov. 21, 1870. 

3521. *George Webster, b. Oct. 17, 1811. 

3522. Edmund Peaslee, b. Oct. 14, 1813,— res. in B.,— un. m. in 1876. 

3523. Nezlah, b. Feb. 20, and d. April 20, 1816. 

3524. Mabt Abiah, b. Aug 6, 1817, m. Jesse Johnson, Fairlee, Vt., and is now a widow, re- 

siding at Bradford. 

3525. Abigail Taylor, b. Aug. 16, 1819, m. ab. 1837, Manly Harriman, (b. Aug. 24, 1817, and 

d. Oct. 14, 1845.) She d. May 13, 1857. Issue : 1. Abby Harriman, born. Oct. 14, 
1838, d. May 3, 1861. 2. Mary, b. Nov. 5, 1840, d. June 25, 1866. 3. George B., b. 
Aug. 18, 1842. 4. John Manly, b. May 3, 1845, d. Nov. 10, 1875. 

3526. Susan, b. Dec. 23, 1821, m. Dr. Ira M. Clark, of Landaff, N. H., and res. (1877) at Lex- 

ington, Mich. 

3527. *Joseph Worthen, b. Jan. 31, 1824. 

3528. *Neziah Wright, b. Jan. 31, 1826. 

3529. Lucinda Barber, born Feb. 14, 1828, m. May 11, 1847, Lewis R. Morris, Esq., of Leba- 

non, N. H. 

3530. Julia Maria, b. May 14, 1830, m. Oct. 20, 1851, Robert G. Shumway, of 34 Mulberry st., 

Springfield, Mass., where they now reside. Issue : 1. Julia Wright Shumway, b. 
Aug. 25, 1852, m. Nov. 13, 1869, Edward Darling. 3. Lucy Bliss Shumway, b. July 
6, 1855. 3. Helen Augusta, b. Aug. 23, 1857. 4. Abigail Eliza, b. May 29, 1860. 
5. Robert Worthen, b. March 1, and d. Aug. 26, 1866. 

3531. Lauretta Wright, b. Oct. 8, 1832, m. April 13, 1853, Stevens W. Merrill, of Carthage, 

111. Issue : 1. Iowa Bliss Merrill, b. Nov. 15, 1854, d. Jan. 8, 1855. 2. Edmund 
B., b. July 5, 1857. 3. Mary Graham, b. Dec. 5, 1858, d. Oct. 29, 1859. 4. Charles 
Carroll, b. March 31, 1860. 5. Carrie Dean, b. Sept. 16, 1861. 6. George Alfred, 
b. Nov. 28, 1867. 7. Graham Foote, b. Nov. 24, 1872. 

A widow Mary Bliss, of Bradford, Vt., married (as his second wife) Col. 
Dan. Shaw, and afterwards a Col. Freeman, of Hanover, N. H. 



1581. 

FLAVEL, of Bradford, Vt., (son of Lieut. Ellis Bliss and Abigail Tay- 
lor, of Bradford,) was born Dec. 11, 1791, and married Dec. 12th, 1812, to 
Hannah Corlis. She was born June 30, 1792, and died Dec. 3, 1859. He 
died Dec. 7, 1864. Issue : 

3532. Thankful A., b. Oct. 8, 1813, d. Nov 4, 1843, un. m. 

3533. Hannah, b. June 18, 1818, m. Feb. 24, 1839, Jesse Baker, blacksmith, and resides at Pot- 

ter Place, N. H. Issue, b. at B. : 1. George E. Baker, b. Dec. 26, 1839, m. Oct. 11, 
1862, Hannah C. Crosby, — is a machinist, at Elkhart, Ind. 5S. Hattie E., b. Aug. 4, 
1842, m. Nov. 7, 1863, Jacob B. Dole, scythe maker, Franklin, N. H. 3. Byron K., 
b. Nov. 4, 1845, m. Aug. 24, 1872, Laura A. Wheeler, — is a scythe maker, New Lon- 
don, N. H. 4. Emma F., b. at New London, Feb. 9, 1849, m. Feb. 8, 1868, Charles 
E. F. Davis, marketman, Franklin, N. H. 5. Mary E., born at N. L., May 2, 1852. 
6. Minnie Etta, b. at N. L., Aug. 21, 1856, d. Jan. 1, 1864. 7. Abbie A., b. March 
1, 1861. 

3534. Sarah O, b. Oct. 29, 1820, m. Dec. 5, 1844, Warden S. Cheeney, farmer, of Newbury ,Vt., 

who d. May 24, 1868. She resides at Potter Place, N. H. Issue : 1. John Flavel 
Bliss Cheeney, b. at Bradford, Oct. 10, 1845, m. Dec. 11, 1873, Clemmir Gordon,— and 
is (1877) express and telegraph agent at Danbury, N. H. 2. Walter A., born at B., 
May 23, 1848, m. in November, 1874, Sarah A. Gorton, and is a carpenter atHolyoke, 
Mass. 3. George B., b. Jan. 27, 1850, is a carpenter, at Rockford, 111. 



NINTH GENERATION. 229 

3535. Ltdia Baldwin, b. Nov. 24, 1825, d. Aug. 26, 1875, un. m. 

3536. John Flavel, born June 16, 1828, d. May 24, 1858. He was m. June 16, 1856, to Lucy 

Knight, of Charlestown, Mass., where he was an upholsterer. No issue. She was 
a dau. of Moren and Sarah Knight, and was b. at Landaff, N. H., ab. 1834. 

3537. *William Corlis, b. May 14, 1832. 



1584. 

DAVID, jr., farmer, of Fairlee, Vt., and of Winnesheik Co., Iowa, (son 
of David Bliss and Bathsheba Cole, of Bradford, Vt.,) was born at Hebron, 
Conn., Feb. 18, 1785, and married Dec. 3, 1809, to Mary, daughter of Asa 
and Mary [Ormsby] Lamb. She was born at F., Sept. 9th, 1793, and died 
at that place, July 13, 1836. He removed to Johnstown, Wis., and after- 
wards, about 1860, to Iowa, where he died, Feb. 19, 1866. Issue: 

3538. Mart, b. April 19, 1811, m. Dec. 3, 1831, Morey Woodward, farmer, Orchard Station, 

Mitchel Co., Iowa. Issue : 1. Emily M. Woodward, b. at F., July 9, 1832, m. in 
April, 1851, Willard Farnham, of Johnstown, Wis., where 6he died, June 28, 1853, 
leaving one son. 2. Althea P., b. at F., July 28, 1834, in. Oct., 18.. .6, Albert But- 
terfield, school teacher, Wasioga, Minn. 3. Lydia E., b. at F., Sept. 24, 1836, m. 
in Dec, 1855, J. B. Underwood, Bradford, Vt. 4. Annie L., b. at F., March 24, 
1841, m. Oct. 8, 18...8, S. J. Edson. 5. Edmond O., b. at F., Sept. 26, 1843, m. Oct. 
17, 1866, Emmie Smith,— Is a farmer, at Lycon, Iowa. 6. Hattie L., b. at F., Nov. 
16, 1846, d. in Feb., 1867— was a teacher. 7. Isabell A., b. at Johnstown, Oct. 9, 
1849, m. July 4, 1S76, C. D. Holcomb, school teacher, Wasioga, Minn. 8. Benton S., 
b. at J., May 24, 1852, m. Oct. 7, 1873, Mittie? (Millie) Smith,— is a farmer, at Lycon, 
Iowa. 9. Walter J., b. at J., March 8, 1856, d. Aug. 6, 1857. 

3539. Laura, b. at F., Oct. 14, 1812, d. in Jan., 1820. 

3540. Rosanna, b. at West Fairlee, May 25, 1815, d. at East F., in Sept., 1851. 

3541. Lyman D., b. at F., Oct. 14, 1819 or 1820, and d. ast. 2 years, 7 months. 

3542. Laura E., twin with Lyman D., d. March 28, 1840-1. 

3543. *Ltman Ward, b. Oct. 7, 1825. 

3544. Robert Adnet, born at F., Aug. 15th, 1828, became a sailor. He was m. Sept. 10, 1862, 

to Abby Maria Lewis, (b. in 1840,) of Holmes Hole, Mass., and was killed by a pass- 
ing locomotive, at North Bridgewater, Mass., June 5, 1865. No issue. 



1596. 

JOHN FLAVEL, farmer, of Hebron, Conn., and of Owego, Tioga Co., 
N. Y., (son of Benjamin Bliss and Lydia Strong, of Hebron,) was born 
Aug. 23, 1806, and married about Feb. 18, 1830, to Mary Ann, daughter of 
Judah and Amia [Mann] Porter, of H. She was born May 20, 1810, and 
died Dec. 19, 1852. After residing at Hebron a year or two they removed 
to Owego, where he was a substantial farmer, a useful and honored citi- 
zen, much respected for his public and private worth, and where he died, 
Sept. 18, 1836. His early life was spent in his native town in the family of 
his father, a hard working farmer, where he acquired habits of industry 
and economy which were retained by him through life. As a father, as a 
husband, as a brother, a friend, and a citizen, he was all that a man ought 
to be, — and he had in an extraordinary degree the faculty of endearing him- 
self to all with whom he came in contact. By his death the town and com- 
munity in which he had resided lost one of its most useful and respected 



260 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

citizens, who — though his sojourn there was brief — by his promptness and 
efficiency in the discharge of every duty, his upright and manly bearing, 
and his frank and generous nature, commanded the respect, esteem and 
love of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Issue, b. at Hebron : 

3545. *George Porter, b. Nov. 18, 1830. 

3546. John Homer, b. Aug. 4, 1832, — was deprived of his father at the early age of four years, 

and with his mother and brother returned to Hebron, where he lived until fifteen 
years of age, and where he received a good common school education. He removed 
to Norwich, Conn., in the Spring of 1848, and learned the printing business in the 
office of the old Norwich Courier; was the projector and one of the original pro- 
prietors of the Norwich Morning " Bulletin ;" was one of the charter members of 
the Norwich Typographical Union, and represented that society at the St. Louis 
(1874) session of the International Typographical Union, and introduced the resolu- 
tion authorizing the issuance of the elegant certificate of membership therein ; and 
in 1876 commenced the compilation of this Genealogy. A cotemporary writer says 
of him : " A very reticent man — a man of few words — but thoughtful, capable of ex- 
pressing his ideas in a terse and sententious form — a very pointed writer, who gives 
more of a picture than an essay. As a friend or foe he is outspoken and fearless. 
Every one who has enjoyed his intimate friendship will testify to its glowing warmth 
and fervid genial nature. Naturally retiring and unobtrusive in habit, he is never- 
theless keenly alive to his surroundings. Sedate, but not morose, joyous but not 
mirthful, thoughtful but never blue, his philosophy is — ' Don't worry about what 
you cannot help — it is labor lost; — and it is equally useless to worry about what you 
can help — all you have to do is to help it.' And he is right, — that philosoph}' covers 
the whole ground. As a writer of epic pasquinade he is probably unexcelled, — wit- 
ness the celebrated ' Printer's Rat Circular' issued by the Norwich Typographical 
Union in the Spring of 1S74, circulated in all the principal cities and towns in the 
United States and Canada. Two years later another effusion appeared (which is at- 
tributed to his pen,) apparently developed by local discrepancies in his native town, 
wherein the science of fishing was so thoroughly discussed as to produce the most 
vehement and uproarious laughter, at the expense of the single individual who had 
undertaken to prevent the public from indulging in that classic amusement in the fer- 
tile waters of the celebrated North Pond." 

He resided one winter in Richmond, Va., (1855-6,) and the following winter in 
Kingston, Jamaica, W. I. In the Summer of 1877 he removed to Providence, R. I., 
for the better prosecution of his researches in the Newport and Rehoboth branches 
of the family, and in 1879 removed to Boston, Mass., in order to obtain access to the 
vast collections of public and historical records in the various libraries and other 
public institutions in that city, wherein much valuable information was obtained and 
is now incorporated in this Genealogy. During his five years labor on this work he 
wrote over eight thousand letters to the various members and relatives of the family, 
soliciting information as to their lines of descent, and also the chronology of their 
several families. This was but one item in the Herculean labor involved in the com- 
pilation of the work, the immensity of which can be comprehended and appreciated 
only by those who have engaged in similar undertakings. 

In 1877-8, over the signature of " Xylo," he furnished a series of very sprightly 
and interesting letters to the " Printers' Miscellany," (a monthly trade journal pub- 
lished in St. John, N. B.,) which attracted much attention by their pungent, racy 
style, and elegance of diction. He has also been a frequent contributor to the local 
press in the various cities where he has resided. 

Although not liable to military service, owing to near sight, he was patriotic 
enough to furnish a substitute in the war for the Union, in 1863, being the first per- 
son in Norwich who did so. 

He is a man of clear perceptions, strong convictions, decided and positive in his 
style and method of expression, and at the same tima considerate for the views and 
feelings of others ; has a strong penchant for the humorous; and, like most of his 
relatives in the maternal Ijne, has considerable taste and talent for music; and upon 



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NINTH GENERATION. 231 

occasion has frequently officiated as organist in church when no better one was avail- 
able, or when sickness had prevented the attendance of the person usually acting in 
that capacity. 

Being of pacific tone and temperament, he is on a par with the average man as a 
good law abiding citizen and neighbor; and although unusually strong in his domes- 
tic habits and attachments, has never contracted a life partnership in the housekeep- 
ing business. 

Mrs. Mary Ann [Porter] Bliss was a lineal descendant of Mr. John Por- 
ter, who was born about 1590, at Wraxhall or Kenilworth, in Warwick- 
shire, England, came to Dorchester, Mass., about 1631-2, and finally settled 
at Windsor, Conn., in 1635, where he died April 22, 1648. Samuel, of the 
second generation, born in 1626, married Hannah Stanley, and resided at 
Hadley, Mass. John, of the third generation, born in 1666, married Mary 
Butler, of Hartford, and resided in Lebanon, Conn. John, of the fourth 
generation, born in 1694, married Esther Deane, resided in Lebanon, near 
the Hebron line, and died in 1762-3. John, of the fifth generation, born 
April 30, 1723, married Lydia Tarbox, of Hebron. Dea. Timothy, of the 
sixth generation, born in 1745, married Abigail West, and died May 20th, 
1802. Judah, of the seventh generation, born about 1772, married in 1799, 
Anna Mann, resided in Hebron, and died June 7, 1859. Mary Ann, (Mrs. 
Bliss,) of the eighth generation, was born May 20, 1810, and died Dec. 19, 
1852. A fond and loving wife, a devoted mother, a sympathizing and warm 
hearted friend and neighbor, — she seemed to combine all the qualities es- 
teemed desirable in cultured society, with a natural grace, and sweetness 
of disposition, which commanded at once the respect and admiration of all. 
She had a warm heart and ready hand ; the poor, the afflicted, the wronged 
and the oppressed were irresistibly drawn toward her by the power of her 
deep and tender sympathy. Gentle and winning in her manner, amiable, 
and pleasing in conversation, warm and enduring in friendship, eminently 
pacific in all her walks through life, she endeared herself to all who were 
the fortunate recipients of her attention and hospitality. To those who 
kne'w her intimately, any eulogy would in its weakness seem a mere mock- 
ery — a waste of words — so far short must it come from truly representing 
the great esteem in which she was ever held by those whose circumstances 
brought them frequently into her genial companionship and society. And 
were it our lot to furnish an enduring tribute of affection to her memory, 
we would wish it to combine 

" Elegies, 
And quoted odes, and jewels five words long, 
That, on the stretched fore-finger of all time, 
Might sparkle forever." 



1599. 

DWIGHT, of Owego, N. Y., and of Hebron, Conn., farmer and carpen- 
ter, (son of Benjamin Bliss and Lydia Strong, of Hebron,) was born at 
that place, Nov. 6, 1814, and married Dec. 3, 1835, to Amanda Deborah 

Curtis, of Owego. She was born Dec. 26, 1817, and died April 22, 1837. 
Issue : 



232 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3547. Mary Maria, b. at O., Dec. 15, 1836, (adopted by her uncle, Benjamin Bliss,) m. Sept. 1, 

1859, George Strong, jr., of H., (son of George and Anna Strong,) who was born at 
H., Oct. 3, 1836. He is a man of sterling qualities, strict integrity, and indomitable 
energy, who knows no such word as fail. He followed the profession of teaching 
for several years, and afterwards engaged in the sale of boots and shoes in New 
London, Conn., and later in Boston, Mass., residing at present (1880) in Newton, 
Mass. Issue : Maria Bliss Strong, b. at H., July 10, 1860; and Cyrus W. Strong, b. 
March 23, 1866. ■ 

The lather was afterwards married, June 6, 1838, to Waity Sweet Sim- 
mons, of Providence, R. I., who was born Feb. 12, 1817. He died at He- 
bron, Feb. 12, 1853. Issue: 

3548. John Flavel, b. at Owego, July 17, 1839, enlisted Oct. 26, 1861, in the First Conn. Light 

Battery, during the great rebellion, was appointed corporal, and served three years; 
— resides at New Canaan, Conn., where he is engaged (firm of J. F. Bliss & Co.) in 
the manufacture of boots and shoes. He was m. October 9, 1878, to Mrs. Josephine 
(Hoyt) Webb, of New Canaan. [For his Co.'s battle record see family No. 3545.] 

3549. *Benjamin Strong, b. in O., Sept. 19, 1842. 

3550. Lydia Emeline, b. at H., June 6, 1S47, m. Sept. 18, 1867, Herbert I. Gould, of Charlton, 

Mass., and resides in Providence, R. I. Issue : Herbert Forest Gould, b. at Leices- 
ter, Mass., Nov. 29, 1868. 

3551. Adaline Maria, born at H., April 27, 1849, m. at Hartford, Conn., May 30, 1872, George 

Taft, (b. March 23, 1853,) of Willimantic, Conn. Issue : Annie Taft, b. June 28, 
1874, d. June 1, 1875. A ch., name unknown. 

Dwight Bliss was a man honored by his fellow citizens with frequent tes- 
timonials of their confidence and esteem, and is held in most affectionate 
remembrance for his extraordinary energy of mind, his active benevolence, 
cheerful temper, and exemplary life. He combined dignity with affability 
and round about common sense, attention to his own affairs, and an active 
interest in the welfare and comfort of others, unswerving devotion to prin- 
ciple, and unfailing cheerfulness of disposition, rational enjoyment of this 
world and pleasant anticipations of the next. He was distinguished for in- 
telligence, vivacity, meekness, discretion, benevolence and hospitality. In 
the varied relations he sustained in life, he was very highly esteemed ; and 
it is believed that few persons more conscientiously obeyed the important 
precept, " speak evil of no man," or more exemplified that charity which 
the great apostle enjoined upon all. 



1603. 

HOSEA F., of Geneseo, Henry Co., 111., (son of Isaac Bliss and Hannah 
Brown, of Memphis, Tenn.,) was born Oct. 18, 1809, and married Nov. 
18, 1830, to Amy C. Briggs, of Rome, N. Y., who was born March 10, 
1810. Issue : 

3552. *George I., b. Oct. 16, 1831. 

3553. *William H., b. Aug. 4, 1834. 

3554. Rosaltha, born Jan. 10, 1837, m. at G., July 4, 1853, Samuel S. Taylor, and resides at 

Sharon, 111. Issue: Frank S. Taylor, b. at Loraine, 111., Oct. 18, 1854; Charles F., 
b. at G., Nov. 4, 1856; Willis A., b. at G., March 27, 1859; Annettic A., born at G., 
June 23, 1881; Rosa M., b. at G., in March, 1864; Arthur S., b. at Sharon, Nov. 5, 
1866; Clara C, b. at S., July 31, 1869; Francis E., b. at S., Feb. 22, 1874. 

3555. *Fred. M., b. May 29, 1839. 



NINTH GENERATION. 233 

1607. 

ISAAC W., of Germantown, Shelby Co., Tenn., (son of Isaac Bliss and 
Hannah Brown, of Memphis, Tenn.,) was born Jan. 14, 1818, and m. Aug. 
5, 1850, to Mary M. Smith, of G., who was born May 1, 1825. Issue : 

3556. A child died unnamed. 

3557. Flavel Wade, b. Jan. 19, 1855, d. March 10, 1855. 

3558. Mart Rosaltha, b. July 18, 1856, d. Sept. 23, 1861. 



1613. 

NEZIAH, of Greenpoint and Brooklyn, N. Y., (son of Samuel Bliss and 
Annie Taylor, of Hebron, Conn.,) was born May 12, 1790, received a good 
common school education, and after working a short time as clerk, in New 
Haven, Conn., went to New York City in 1810. He was married, Oct. 19, 
1832, to Mary Ann, daughter of John A. Meserole, Esq., of Bushwick L. I., 
by whom he had six children. He died Oct. 6, 1876. Issue : 

3559. Peter Howard, b. June 4, 1834, resides at Cornwall, N. T. 

3560. * Archibald Meserole, b. Jan. 25, 1836. 

3561. Magdalena Meserole, b. April 27, 1838, m. July 28, 1858, Lucian Brown, and had is- 

sue : Franklin B. Brown, b. June 21, and d. Aug. 22, 1860; Mary F. M., b. Aug. 31, 
1862; Lena D., b. June 28, 1865; Lucian, jr., b. May 24, 1867, and died Jan. 8, 1872; 
Kate Ballantyne, b. April 5, 1869, d. June 2, 1871. 

3562. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1840. 

3563. *John Stillman, b. Dec. 29, 1842. 

3564. Franklin, b. July 24, 1845, d. Jan. 9, 1874. 

After his removal to New York in 1810, Mr. Bliss soon made the ac- 
quaintance of Robert Fulton, (who was then in the height of his fame as the 
pioneer of steamboat navigation,) was a frequent visitor at his house, and 
in after years frequently spoke of the instruction that Fulton gave him. 
With his brain full of steamboats, he went to Philadelphia in the Fall of 
1811, and in the following Spring built (with Daniel French and others) 
a steamboat sixty feet long by twelve feet wide, with oscillating engine and 
stern wheel, which Mr. B. judged best adapted to the difficult navigation 
of western waters. The boat was for some time employed on a ferry be- 
tween Philadelphia and William Cooper's landing. In 1816 Mr. Bliss went 
to Cincinnati, became acquainted with the eldest son of Gen. Wm. H. Har- 
rison, and with him built a steamboat which they named General Pike, in 
honor of Gen. Zebulon Montgomery Pike, father-in-law of young Harrison. 
The boat was one hundred feet long by twenty-five feet wide, and was the 
first steamboat ever built in Cincinnati. It was first run in 1819. In 1820 
Mr. B. went to New Orleans, thence in 1821, to Missouri, where he soon ob- 
tained a State grant of $50,000 for the purpose of manufacturing iron from, 
and developing the resources of, the celebrated Iron Mountain, but failing 
health compelled the relinquishment by him of the project. In 1823 he was 
the owner of a steam saw-mill at St. Louis. While there he made a trip to 
Prairie du Chien in the first steamboat that ever ascended to that point. 
The incident, with many others that illustrate his daring, made him im- 
mensely popular along the Missouri river, where his name is held in venera- 
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234 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

tion by the surviving pioneers who braved the rigors of inhospitable wilds 
side by side with him. In the Fall of 1824 he removed to New Orleans. In 
1827 he returned to New York City, was offered and declined the Mexican 
agency of the Baring Brothers, of London, England, and engaged in several 
successful experiments in steam navigation. In 1831 he established the 
since widely known Novelty Works, with the view of constructing ocean 
steamers. In 1832 he inn-chased the property then known as Stuyvesant's 
Cove, just above the Novelty Works, and soon afterwards purchased a por- 
tion of the John Meserole farm in Greenpoint, and in 1834 he had the whole 
territory of Greenpoint surveyed and laid out in streets and avenues ; in 
1835 he became the owner of what is now known as Hunter's Point; in 
1838 he built a bridge across Newtown Creek, and soon after provided a 
ferry for communication with New York. He next purchased the large 
tract of land called Dutch Kills, in Queens Co., which is now called Bliss- 
ville, in his honor. 

Mr. Bliss was one of the most generous of men, giving liberally to all 
worthy objects, and the good that he did will cause him long to be held in 
grateful remembrance in many hearts ; — and his honest, manly, Christian 
reputation will be regarded as the brightest treasure of the ample fortune 
that descends to his relatives. 

1617. 

WILLIAM, of Portland, Conn., (son of Samuel Bliss and Annie Taylor, 
of Hebron, Conn.,) was b. at II. in September, 1801, and married Dec. 8, 
1825, to Mary B., (daughter of Dr. Isaac) Smith, of Portland, Conn. He 
fell from a building, became partially deranged, and shortly afterwards 
wandered away, since which nothing has been heard from him. She re- 
sides (1877) at 64 Jefferson street, Hartford, Conn. Issue : 

3565. *William, b. Nov. 23, 1826, d. June 14, 1877. 

1630. 

JOHN PHILO, of Portland, and of Bridgeport, Conn., (son of Samuel 
Bliss and Annie Taylor, of Hebron, Conn.,) was born at H., June 16, 1804, 
and married Nov. 28, 1833, to Florinda Strong, of H., (daughter of Eleazer 
Bissell Strong,) who was born at Gilead, (in H.,) Jan. 30, 1807. He died 
at Portland, Aug. J8, 1840. Issue : 

3566. JonN Taylor, b. at P., Aug. 25, 1834, — became hopelessly insane at the age of twenty- 

two, and was placed in the Hospital for the Insane, at Middletown, Conn. 

3567. Abby Marion, b. at P., Sept. 19, 1839, m. Aug. 17, 1862, Charles Henry Ely, (who was 

b. in Williamstown, Mass., June 1, 1837,) and resides in Clyde, N. Y. Issue: Geo. 
Henry Ely, b. at W., Sept. 29, 1863, d. May 10, 1868; Minnie Bliss, b. at W., March 
1, 1866, d. May 12, 1868 ; Grace Greenwood, b. at W., Sept. 9, 1870; Charles Harry, 
b. at Clyde, Feb. 20, 1873. 

1626. 

SETH L., of Schuyler's Lake, Otsego Co., N. Y., (son of Pelatiah Bliss 
and Elizabeth Lathrop, of Exeter, N. Y.,) was born in Montville, Ct., Feb. 



NINTH GENERATION. 235 

20, 1804, and married Jan. 10, 1836, to Miranda V. Caswell. She was born 
in New York, Jan. 19, 1816, and died at Exeter, Aug. 23, 1847. He was a 
farmer. Issue, all born at E. : 

35G8. Mary R., b. Feb. 12, 1839, m. Alonzo A. Matteson, farmer, of West Burlington, N. Y. 

3569. Celinda B., b. May 18, 1S41, m. Horace Sliter, farmer, of Springfield, N. Y. 

3570. Ellen S., b. July 15, 1843, m. Addebert McRorie, farmer, of Richfield, N. Y. 

3571. Candace E., b. Aug. 23, 1845, m. Jas. H. Chapin, farmer, of Burlington, N. Y. 

3572. Miranda L., b. July 30, 1847, m. Anthony Tice, farmer, of Otsego, N. Y. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 7, 1847, to Emeline E. Rider, 
who was born at Exeter, Nov. 22, 1822. Issue — all born at E. : 

3573. Catharine M., b. April 24, 1850, d. at E., Sept. 5, 1852. 

3574. *Seth Henry, b. March 18, 1852. 

3575. George R., b. Sept. 5, 1854, — a farmer at S. L., un. m. 

3576. Emmergene, b. Jan. 9, 1857, m. Dec. 13, 1876, Lewis H. Chase, farmer, of Pittsfield, N.Y. 

3577. Josephine, b. Dec. 19, 1858, m. July 26, 1876, Oscar E. Meeker, farmer, of Burlington, 

New York. 

3578. Willie J., b. March 2, 1863. 

3579. Florence A., b. July 19, 1866. 

1630. 

THEODORE, of Schuyler's Lake, Otsego Co., N. Y., (son of Pelatiah 
Bliss and Candace Ingalls, of Exeter, N. Y.,) farmer, was born at Exeter, 
Feb. 15, 1837, and married April 5, 1855, to Jane E. Babcock, who was 
born at E., Aug. 27, 1837. Issue — born at E. : 

3580. Richard P., b. April 8, 1857. 

3581. Ella J., b. May 3, 1859. 

3582. Willie S., b. Oct. 27, 1862. 

3583. Clarence T., b. Sept. 5, 1865. 

3584. Ida B., b. Jan. 25, 1869. 

3585. Florence L., b. July 1, 1876. (All farmers, residing at Schuyler's Lake.) 



1633. 

GILES BISHOP, of Avon, Livingston Co., N. Y., (son of Capt. John 

Bliss and Lucretia Bishop, of A.,) larmer, was born in Hartford, Ct., Dec. 

16, 1803, and married Feb. 22, 1825, to Hannah Pease, daughter of Henry 

Pease and Huldah Tilden, of Livonia, N. Y. She was born at Sandisfield, 

Mass., May 22, 1803, and died at A., Oct. 15, 1840. He died at A., March 
4, 1841. Issue — b. at A. : 

3586. Mary J., b. Nov. 21, 1825, m. Sept. 9, 1847, Rev. G. W. Montgomery, (Universalist,; and 

lives in Rochester, N. Y. Issue, — b. in R. : 1. George Bliss Montgomery, b. June 
18, 1848, m. Oct. 8, 1872, Belle S. Macomber, and has two children,— Florence, b. 1873, 
and George, b. 1875. They live in R., and he is a book-keeper and teamer. 2. Mary 
Bliss Montgomery, b. July 29, 1853, d. April 7, 1854. 3. Carrie, bom July 2, 1856. 
4. Frank Matthews, b. July 22, 1862. 

3587. Adelia M., b. March 10, 1828, married June 7, 1852, to K. MacLennan, and resides at 

Emporia, Kansas. Issue : 1. Frank P. MacLennan, b. March 1, 1855, graduated at 
Kansas University in 1875, and is a civil engineer. 3. Edward C, b. May 11, 1860, 
is a printer. 

3588. *John Clinton, b. April 19, 1830. 

35S9. Rebecca B., b. Sept. 21, 1832, no. Sept. 20, 1853, James McArthur, civil engineer, Chi- 
cago, 111., (44 No. Sheldon St.) Issue : Mary R., b. Nov. 22, 1855. 

3590. *Henry Pease, b. Aug. 18, 1834. 

3591. Chandler Giles, b. November 7, 1837, n. m., resides at Bellevue, Mich., and is partially 

blind. 

3592. Angeline, b. in Sept., 1840, d. at A., in Oct., 1840. 



236 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1633. 

ROBERT STANTON, of Cold Springs, Cal., (son of Capt. John Bliss 

and Lucretia Bishop, of Avon, N. Y.,) was born in Montville, Conn., Aug. 

1, 1805, and married in 1833, to Mary Payne. He was in the Mexican War 

in 1846-7, after which he went to California as a pilot or guide, with the 

first company of gold-diggers, and died at Cold Springs, in 1851. [She 

afterwards married, and resides in Newtown, El Dorado County., Cal.] 
Issue : 

3593. James, died in 1845. 

3594. Lucretia, died in 1835. 

3595. Louisa, bom in La Harpe, HI., 1841, m. Lyman Woodworth, and resides in California. 

Issue : Mary and Susie. 

1640. 

PYNCHON, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (a son of David Bliss and 
Rhoda Colton, of W.,) was born at W., Sept. 15, 1785, and married Sept. 
6, 1807, to Sophronia Warriner, who was born at W., July 11, 1790. Issue : 

3596. Emily, born at W., Aug. 2, 1813, m. Nov. 6, 1833, Roderick S. Merrick, son of Noah and 

Stattira Merrick, farmer, of W. 

The father was afterwards married, May 15, 1816, to Betsey Warriner. 
She was a daughter of Solomon Warriner and Betsey Jones, of Wilbraham, 
was born June 19, 1795, and died at W., Nov. 5th, 1866. He died at W., 
March 4, 1868. Issue : 

3597. Lorenzo W., b. at W., Feb. 18, 1819, is a farmer at W., and unmarried. 

1647. 

THOMAS, of Boston, Mass., (a son of Thomas Bliss and Temperance 

Colton, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born June 12th. 1779, and married in 

Franklin, Mass., in 1806, to Mary Payson, and died in Rochester, N. Y., 
in 1828. Issue: 

3598. Thomas. 

3599. Sampson. 

3600. Mart. 

3601. Sauna. 

3602. Sophronia. 

3603. Roena. 

3604. Emily. 

1648. 

NATHANIEL, of Boston, Mass., and of Door Creek, Wis., (a son of 
Thomas Bliss and Temperance Colton, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born 
Jan. 13, 1781, and after attaining his majority, went to sea with Captain 
Phillip Cook, a nephew of the famous Capt. James Cook who was mur- 
dered by the Sandwich Islandei-s in 1779. It is said that he built aud put 
in operation the first spinning machine west of the Hudson River. He was 
married Sept. 24, 1815, to Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth 
(Robinson) Spoor, of Phelpstown, N. Y. She was born May 16, 1794, and 
died in Bristow, Kansas, Dec. 1, 1873. He died in Cottage Grove, Wis., 
Nov. 12, 1867. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 237 

3605. A daughter, b. June 25, and d. June 30, 1816. 

3606. * Anson Henry, b. April 5, 1818. 

3607. Elizabeth Ann, b. May 10, 1820, d. Aug. 26, 1822. 

3608. *Chauncey M., b. June 12, 1823. 

3609. Sarah Jane, born April 10, 1826, m. March 8, 1852; DeWitt Clinton Strong, M. D., and 

resides at Sumner, Barron Co., Wis. 

3610. Sophia Clotilda, b. April 25, 1828, d. Jan. 9, 1845, in Barre Centre, N. T. 

3611. *John Spoor, b. Jan. 3, 1832. 

3612. Bethia Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1834, m. Sept. 20, 1849, Joseph Lewis Daily, who died. 

She afterwards m. Wm. Ferris, who died. She now resides at Bristow, Osborn Co., 
Kansas. 

3613. Caroline Fidelia, b. Aug. 6, 1837, d. April 1, 1840, in Barre, Orleans Co., N. Y. 



1652. 

CHAUNCEY, of New Hartford, Conn., (son of Thomas Bliss and Tem- 
perance Colton, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) miller, was born at W., Sept. 19, 
1786, and married Sept. 19, 1811, to Asenath Smith, of Lee, Mass. She 
was born at L., March 27, 1793, and died there, May 7, 1833. He died at 
New Hartford, June 18, 1869, Issue, born at L. : 

8614. *William Colton, b. May 31, 1814. 

3615. Bathsheba Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1816, m. Wm. Washburn, Lenox, Mass. 

3616. Sarah Smith, b. May 11, 1819, m. Timothy Lombard, Somers, Conn. 

3617. *Chauncey Thomas, b, June 16, 1822. 

3618. *Henry James, b. July 14, 1825, died at L., Feb. 8, 1865. 



1654. 

SAMUEL, of North Greece, Monroe Co., N. Y., (son of Thomas Bliss 
and Temperance Colton, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born May 29, 1791, and 
married in 1806-7, to Nancy Smith, of Lee, Mass., and is dead. Issue : 

3619. Joel, a widower in 1878, living near N. (*., with three children. 

3620. Charles, parted with his wife, and was living near N. Gr., in 1878. 

3621. Lucy Ann, married a Scott, of Wayne, Wayne Co., Mich. 

3622. Orilla, married a Scott, of W£.yne, Wayne Co., Mich. 

3623. Lavina, married a Billings, of Wayne, Wayne Co., Mich. 

3624. Harriet, never married. 

1657. 

ZADOCK, jr., of Bloomfield, Conn., (son of Zadock Bliss and Sarah 
Carpenter, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Feb. 26, 1788, married, and 
removed to Ohio about 1830. Issue : 

3625. Ralph. 

3626. Emily. 

3627. James. 

3628. Mary. (And other children.) 

1665. 

SIMEON, of West Fairlee, Vt., and of Royalton, Waupaca Co., Wis., 
(son of Simeon Bliss and Lucy Southworth, of W. F.,) was born Nov. 22, 
1796, and married March 8, 1821, to Charlotte Wild, of W. F. She was 
born Dec. 26, 1799. He died at R., April 21, 1874. Issue, born at W. F. : 



238 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3629. Martha, born Sept. 6, 1822, m. April 29, 1850, as second wife of Alfred Sabine, harness 

maker, of Boston, Mass., and resides at Detroit, Mich., (58 George St.) He was a 
son of John Sabine, and was b. in 1822. 

3630. Lucy, born Jan. 30, 1825, m. Dec. 3, 1868, Joel Jaquith, (born at Mt. Holly, Vt., June 21, 

1813,) and resides at Farmington, Wis. 
363L *Levi Wild, twin with Lucy. 

3632. *Daniel, b. Nov. 16, 1827. 

3633. Sarah, b. Dec. 31, 1831, d. Dec. 25, 1841. 

3634. Alden Southworth, b. Oct. 29, 1837, d. Dec. 31, 1841. 



1667. 

Rev. ASHER, of Onoville, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., (a son of Simeon 
Bliss and Lucy Southworth, of West Fairlee, Vt.,) was born Feb. 20, 1801, 
graduated at Amherst, Mass., in 1829, and at Andover Theological Semin- 
ary in 1832, was ordained the same year, and stationed as a missionary of 
the A. B. C. F. M., among the Seneca Indians, at Cattaraugus, N.Y., where 
he continued until 1851. He afterwards removed to Corydon, Pa., and la- 
bored as a missionary, without settlement. He was married Sept. 2, 1832, 
to Cassandra, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Wood) Hooper. She was born 
at New Braintree, Mass., Feb. 14, 1802, and died at South Valley, N. Y., 
April 21st, 1879. She was descended through the Hooper and Washburn 
families, of Bridgewater, Mass., from Isaac Allerton, of Maj'flower celeb- 
rity ; from Robert Cushman, who preached at Plymouth the first sermon in 
New England that was printed, and also from Secretary Nathaniel Mor- 
ton, the first historian of New England. She received her education at 
Ipswich and Amherst academies, partly under the direction of Mary Lyon, 
and was for several years a teacher in Massachusetts, having been engaged 
by Samuel Slater, the founder of the cotton manufacture in this country, to 
teach the school connected with his establishment. In the autumn of 1832 
she married Rev. Asher Bliss, who was appointed missionary of the Ameri- 
can Board of Commissioners to the Seneca Indians, and proceeded to the 
Cattaraugus Reservation, Erie County, N. Y., where she labored with her 
husband until 1851. They then settled at Corydon, Warren County, Penn., 
and subsequently in Great Valley, N. Y., both those localities being in the 
immediate vicinity of the Alleghany Reservation of the Seneca Indians. 
Mrs. Bliss was a lad} 7 of fine personal traits of character, deeply beloved 
by her missionary associates, and by the Indians to whom she was so long 
a benefactress. She left four sons, three of whom served in the Union 
army, and the other, Porter C. Bliss, was long employed in the diplomatic 
service in South America and Mexico, and more recently in literary pursuits 
in New York City. Issue : 

3635. *Asher, jr., b. Oct. 15, 1834. 

3636. *Samuel Munson, b. Jan. 30, 1837. 

3637. Porter Cornelius, b. December 28, 1838, entered Yale in 1859, was Secretary to the 

American Legation in Mexico, in 1867, and was also in the diplomatic service, in 
Soutb America, several years. He was on the editorial staff of the N. Y. Herald in 
1879, — unmarried. 
36S8. Ltdia Ann, b. Nov. 20, 1840, d. Feb. 25, 1841. 

3639. *David Greene, b. March 28, 1843. 

3640. Isaac Hooper, b. Oct. 18, 1845, d. Dec. 4, 1846. 



NINTH GENERATION. 239 

1668. 

Dea. DAVID, farmer, of West Fairlee, Vt., and of Potsdam, St. Law- 
rence Co., N. Y., (son of Simeon Bliss and Lucy Southworth, of W. F.,) 
was born March 17, 1803, and married Oct. 23, 1830, to Mary Ann, daugh- 
ter of Parker M. and Lydia B. Holbrook. He removed to Potsdam in 1840, 
and was for many years a member of the Congregational Church, of which 
he was also a Deacon until his death, which occurred Oct. 16, 1863. She 
resides (1878) with her son, Hezekiah H. Bliss, at Adrian, Mich. Issue : 

3641. Josiah, born July 8, 1831, became a teacher, and died July 3, 1852, while on the way to 

California, and was buried in the Pacific Ocean, near the barbor of Acapulco, Mexico. 

3642. *Byron, b. Oct. 13, 1832. 

36-13. Harriet M., b. in P., April 26, 1841, m. March, 1863, Eli J. Chamberlin, of P., and now 
resides in Adrian, Mich., — three children. 

3644. Hezekiah Holbrook, b. in P., Sept. 17, 1846, removed to Adrian, Mich., in 1869, and 

manufactures wooden window shades, spring beds, etc. Never married. 

3645. Nelson Josiah, b. July 23, 1851, d. March 12, 1852. 

3646. Nelson Josiah, b. in P., Jan. 18, 1854, removed to Adrian in 1869, and in 1875 to 

Boulder, Col., and is a clerk, — never married. 



1677. 

NATHANIEL, farmer, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss 
and Martha Collins, of L.,) was born Nov. 5, 1794, and married Oct. 13th, 
1829, to Mary, daughter of Luther and Mary (White) Burt, of L. She was 
born Aug. 3, 1800, and died Jan. 25, 1864. He died July 14, 1815. Issue : 

3647. Martha Collins, b. Aug. 9, 1830, married Oct. 25, (S. R., 31), 1854, Henry S. Nevers, 

farmer, arid died March 29, 1859. Issue : Emma, b. IS 35 ; Eddie, b. 1857 ; Martha, 
born and died, 1864. 

3648. Mart White, b. March 31, 1832, m. June 13, 1836, Richard S. Chamberliu, of Springfield, 

Mass. He is a son of Richard and Lydia Chamberlin, and was b. at Cavendish, Vt., 
1S26. Issue: Grace Martindale, b. May 2, 1S67; Richard Bliss, b. Oct. 13, 1870. 

3649. Sarah Cooley, b. June 18, 1834, m March 23, 18G2, John A. Wadsworth, armorer, of 

Springfield, Mass. He is a son of Samuel A. and Jane Wadsworth, and was born 
in Conn., about 1838. Issue : Howard Bliss, b. Oct. 11th, 1865; Robert Edwin, born 
November 1, 1868. 

3650. Nathaniel Burt, b. Dec. 1, 1837, d. Jan. 28, 1839. 

3651. Flavtel Nathaniel, born Feb. 22, 1840, m. Oct. 10, 1S66, Margaret Mathison, of Middle- 

town, Conn., resides at Brooklyn, N. Y., (500 Henry St.) and has no issue. 



1680. 

SAMUEL WARRLNER, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Nathaniel Bliss 
and Martha Collins, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Nov. 26, 1801, and 
married April 2, 1821, to Mercy, dau. of Thaddeus and Mary (Mercy?) Bil- 
lings, of East Longmeadow. She was born about 1805, and died Sept. 26, 
1872. He died Nov. 16, 1844. Issue : 

3652. Samuel "Warriner, b. Sept. 16, 1822, d. Dec. 21, 1829. 

3653. Horatio Arnold, b. Sept. 17, 1824, d. Oct. 30, 1826. 

3654. Thaddeus Edwin, b. July 3, 1826, d. Sept. 21, 1849,— a grocer at Boston. 

3655. *Horatio Arnold, b. Aug. 17, 1828, d. Jan. 13, 1863. 

5656. Samuel Warriner, b. Dec. 12, 1S30, d. at sea, four days out from N. T., March 8, 
1866, while on a trip to the West Indies. He m. Asenath S. Morse, but had no issue. 
She afterwards m. his brother, William C. 



240 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3657. Mebct Ann, b. Nov. 26th, 1832, m. Charles E. Whiting, and d. May 14th, 1858, leaving a 

daughter, Anna B., b. May 4, 1858. 

3658. William Collins, b. Dec. 21, 1835, married May 16, 1867, Asenath 8. (Morse) Bliss, Me- 

tbuen,Mass.,isafruit and commission merchant, (21 Chatham St., and 30 So. Market 
Street, Boston, Mass. No issue. She is a dau. of Amos and Sally S. Morse, and 
was b. at M., in 1829-30. 

3659. *George Tiffany, b. May 15, 1838. 



1681. 

HENRY, jr., of Greenwich, N. Y., and of Wisconsin, (son of Henry 

Bliss and Mehitable Gage, of G.,) was born Nov. 10, 1792, and married in 
1813, to Abigail, daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Fitch, of Salem, N. Y., 
who died in 1844. He died in Wisconsin, Nov. 12, 1851. Issue : 

3660. William, (Capt. ?), was in Wisconsin. 

3661. Aaron, never married. 

3662. Jane, m. a Mr. Joyner, of Wis. or Minn. 

3663. Elizabeth, d. in G., un. m. 

3664. A daughter, d. young. 

1688. 

AMOS, of Poultney, Vt., (son of Henry Bliss and Mehitable Gage, of 
Greenwich, N. Y.,) was born at G., Sept. 11, 1794, removed to Poultney 
about 1817, and there spent the most of his life as a merchant. He was 
married May 30, 1822, to Mary, daughter of Major Gideon Shepherd. She 
was born Nov. 28, 1797, and died Nov. 22, 1843. Issue— born at P. : 

3665. Mart Adaline, b. July 2, 1823, d. June 24, 1841. 

3666. Dwight Shepherd, b. Aug. 11th, 1826, d. June 5th, 1847. He was an artist and poet of 

much ability. 

3667. Amos Shepherd, b. June 2, 1829, d. Dec. 26, 1853. 

3668. Horace Shepherd, b. May 27, and d. Nov. 27, 1834. 

The father was afterwards married, Jan. 6, 1847, to Lucy Loraiaie, daugh- 
ter of John and Chloe Goodwin, who was born at Castleton, Vt., Sept. 13, 
1815. He-died April 17, 1855. [She was afterwards married to Thos. B., 
Dewey, and resides in East Poultney.] Issue : 

3669. *Irving Goodwin, b. Sept. 9, 1849. 

Amos Bliss was the publisher of the " Northern Spectator," and is men- 
tioned by the Hon. Horace Greeley, as a mild, shrewd, frugal, intelligent 
man, of more than average mental ability and moral worth. Horace 
Greeley learned the printing business of him, and many interesting and 
amusing stories are told regarding his apprenticeship, one of which is to 
the effect that an older apprentice took one of the large black balls with 
which the printers used to dab the ink upon the type, and remarking that 
in his opinion Horace's hair was of too light a hue for so black an art as 
that which he had undertaken to learn, applied the ball well inked, to 
Horace's head, making four distinct dabs. The boys, the journeymen, 
the pressmen, and the editor, all paused in their work to observe the re- 
sult of this experiment. Horace neither spoke nor moved, but went on with 



NINTH GENERATION. 241 

his work as though nothing had happened, and soon after went to the 
tavern where he boarded and spent an hour in purifying his dishonored 
locks. And that was all the fun the boj~s got out of their new companion 
on that occasion. They were conquered. In a few days the victor and the 
vanquished were excellent friends. At first he was called a " tow-head," 
by the other apprentices, on account of the light color of his hair ; but he 
lived down all obstacles, and finally attained a celebrity vouchsafed to but 
few in this country. He was the founder of the " New York Tribune." 



1687. 

ALEXANDER, of Dorset, Vt., (son of Henry Bliss and Mehitable Gage, 
of Greenwich, N. Y.,) was born at G., March 25, 1804, andm. Feb. 5, 1829, 
to Rhoda, daughter of Seth P. and Rhoda Sheldon, of Rupert, Vt., where 
she was born, May 9, 1808. She now (1877) resides at Dorset. He died 
Jan. 31, 1859. Issue: 

3670. *Sheldon, b. Feb. 20, 1830. 

3671. * Albert D., b. April 17, 1833, d. Jan. 14, 1864. 

3672. Eliza, born at D., Oct. 29th, 1836, m. March 24th, 1861, John M. Armstrong, who died at 

Oshkosh, Wis., in 1863, leaving a dau., Nellie O, b. May 28, 1863. 



1697. 

NATHAN, of Mexico and Whitestown, N. Y., clothier, (son of Lieut. 
Nathan Bliss and Submit White, of W.,) was born at Hatfield, Mass., Sept. 
24, 1796, and married Sept. 25th, 1822, to Almira L., daughter of Seth and 
Betsey Hitchcock. She was born at Eaton, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1804, and died 
at W., Feb. 29, 1864. He died at Utica, N. Y., June 12, 1860. Issue : 

3673. Sophia S., b. at Albion, N. T., Oct. 19, 1823, m. Oct. 20, 1847, Morgan E. Lewis, farmer, 

of W. No issue. 

3674. Harriet D. ( b. at Albion, Oct., 19, 1825, m. Jan. 14, 1854, E. Porter Brown, druggist, of 

Westmoreland, N. Y., who was born at Lairdsville, N. Y., in Sept. 1808, and died at 
New Hartford, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1S54. One ch., Edwin P. Brown, jr., b. at W., Oct. 
26, 1854, d. March 3d, 1858. She aft. m., Dec. 16th, 1864, Sheldon Fitch, farmer, who 
was b. at Eaton, N.Y., July 16, 1813, and they reside at, N.Y. Mills, Oneida Co., N.Y. 

3675. Submit W.,b. at Mexico, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1827, m. Sept. 6, 1849, George M. White, (b. 

July 30, 1825, son of Jonas White and Mary Lewis, of W.,) machinist, of W., who 
died at that place, June 6, 1851. A dau. Esther was b. Dec. 12, 1850. She aft. m. in 
November 1852, Nelson Hobbie, farmer, of New Hartford, N. Y. 

3676. *Milton, b. April 24, 1829. 

3677. *Henry Seth. b. Jan. 26, 1831. 

3678. Betsey H., b. May 31, 1833, d. Jan. 22, 1850. 

3679. *Julius Vincent, b. Aug. 31, 1835. 

3680. *Sylvester, b. Jan. 16, 1838, d. Nov. 11, 1866. 

3681. Nathan, b. at W., May 4, 1840, d. May 14, 1841. 

3682. George W., b. at W., May 16, 1842, d. July 1, 1843. 

3683. Ellen A., b. at W., May 4, 1844, m. March 27, 1868, Myron Puffer, agent, Menasha, Wis. 

3684. *Charles F., b. Jan. 31, 1847. 

3685. *Edwin L., b. July 6, 1849. 

31 



242 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1698. 

Dea. SYLVESTER, farmer and clothier, of Whitestown, N. Y., (Oris- 
kany P. 0.,) a son of Lieutenant Nathan Bliss and Submit White, of W., 
was born at W., August 2, 1798, and married February 7, 1824, to Submit 
M., daughter of Elijah and Mary (Smith) White. She was born at Hat- 
field, Mass., Aug. 7, 1798, and died at W., July 28, 1870. He was a dea- 
con in the Congregational (or Presbyterian) Church. Issue : 

3686. * Jason S., born Feb. 18", 1825. 
36S7. *George W., born Jan. 15, 1829. 

1700. 

Dr. DANIEL WHITE, botanic physician, of Ann Arbor, Mich., (son of 
Lieut. Nathan Bliss and Submit White, of Whitestown, N. Y.,) was born at 
W., April 20, 1803, and m. Jan. 1, 1824, to Lucia, daughter of Andrew and 
Sylvia D. Scovill, who was b. at Alexander, N. Y., March 21, 1808. Issue : 

3688. Marcia, born at Mannsville, N. Y., July 15, and died July 16, 1826. 
3699. Julia Ann, born at M., Nov. 4, 1827, died May 15, 1828. 

3690. Mart Ann, b. at Newark, N. Y., March 29, 1829, m. May 10, 1848, Dr. Wells R. Marsh, 

physician and surgeon, who was born in Townshend, Vt., in June, 1S26, and died at 
Crystal Springs, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1S73. She now resides in Chicago, 111., (1161 West 
Taylor st.) Issue: 1. Louise E., b. at Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 14,1850, m. in Sept. 
1872, Elbert Ingalls, book-keeper, Chicago, Illinois, and has a sou and a daughter. 
3. Leila F., b. at K., May 12, 1852, m. in June 1872, Walter Hawtin, wood engraver, 
Chicago, — one son and one dau. 3. Katie, b. at Holland, Mich., Dec. 13, 1854, d. at 
K., July 8, 1855. 4. John P., b. at Keokuk, Iowa, July 31, 1857, is a telegrapher, 
at Chicago. 5. Addie, b. at Keokuk, June 23, 1860, resides at Chicago. 

3691. *Alonzo Columbus, b. May 11, 1831. 

3692. *Calvin Damon, born Dec. 6, 1833. 

3693. Charles White, born at Ann Arbor, March 20, 1836, died Oct. 30, 1838. 

3694. *William Wallace, born Nov. 6, 1838. 

3695. Harriet, born at A. A., April 15, 1841, died April 10, 1844. 

3696. Mabtha, born at A. A., Sept. 24, 1844, died Dec. 30, 1845. 

3697. Mabcia, b. at A. A., Sept. 24, 1844, married March 26, 1873, Dr. John E. Rockwell, and 

died at Troy, Pa., Aug. 5, 1876. He was b. at Troy, March 1, 1837; graduated at 
University of Mich., in 1871, was two years in the union army, and was hospital 
steward, at Nashville, Tenn. 

3698. Chables White, born at A. A., Dec. 7, 1846. 

3699. Nancy Maria, born April 15, 1847, died Dec. 23, 1852. 



1703. 

CALVLN, of Ann Arbor, Mich., jeweler, (son of Lieut. Nathan Bliss and 
Submit White, of Whitestown, N. Y.,) was born Jan. 22, 1813, and married 
Sept. 24, 1835, to Esther D., daughter of Chester and Sylvia D. Billings, 
of Ann Arbor. She was born in Phelps, N. Y., April 27, 1816. Issue — all 
born at A. A. : 

3700. Maria, born July 19, 1836, died May 23, 1850. 

3701. Frances, b. Dec. 25, 1837, m. Sept. 21, 1861, Alva Thomas Hill, jeweler, (b. Nov. 21, 

1837,) and resides in Detroit, Mich., — two ch., Louis and Edward. 

3702. Mirion, b. July 25, 1840, m. March 24, 1869, Archibald Johnson, civil engineer, St. Paul, 

Minn., — one son, Walter. 

3703. Monson Wheeler, b. Jan. 15, 1843, m. Nov. 23, 1871, Helen L. Robertson, is a jeweler, 

and resides at Toledo, O. 

3704. *Gilbert, born Oct. 9, 1845. 



NINTH GENERATION. 243 

3705. Hale, born Feb. 12, 1849, m. April 12, 1S77, Martha E., daughter of L. Hamblin, Esq., of 

Maywood, El., where Mr. B. is a druggist, and postmaster. She was b. May 18, 1857. 

3706. Stuart, b. March 24, 1851, — stationer at Toledo, O., — was drowned (with two others,) 

while crossing Lake Pokegama, Minn., Nov. 3, 1878. They were with a U. S. sur- 
veying party, en route for St. Paul. 

3707. Maria Almira, born July 16, 1854, died Nov. 18, 1857. 



1705. 

Capt. ELI COOLEY, of Chelsea, Mass., mariner, (son of Eli Bliss and 
Hannah Bradley, of Boston, Mass.,) was born in Boston in 1794-6, and 
married Sept. 13, 1821, to Lucy Tufts. He was afterwards married, Sept. 27, 
1829, to Adaline Veazie, of Quincy, Mass. She was a daughter of Eli 
Veazie (b. April 28, 1776,) and Mary Crawford, — was born Feb. 25, 1813, 
and was drowned in C, April 15, 1851. Capt. Bliss first went to sea when 
thirteen years of age, was master of a vessel at twenty-one, and is said to 
have brought the first locomotive engine to this country, which was used as 
a pattern for the construction of others. Issue : 

3708. Lucy A., b. in Boston, June 30, 1830, m. Nov. 25, (S. R., 26th,) 1863, to Samuel McNear, 

silversmith, of C, where she d. May 28th, 1872. He is a son of Samuel and Rachel 
McNear, and was b. in Wiscasset, Me., in 1828. 

3709. Rosalie M., b. in B., Sept. 5, 1S33, m. Nov. 25, 1852, William H. Hutchinson, sailinaker, 

and resides in C. He is a son of Henry and Lavinia Hutchinson, of Boston, where 
he was b. in 1830. 

3710. Isadore B., b. in B., June 21, 1835, m. Oct. 4, 1855, Charles C. Hutchinson, mathematical 

instrument maker, and resides in C. He is a son of Henry and Lavinia Hutchinson, 
and was born in Boston about 1832. 

3711. Emily P., b. in Chelsea, Feb. 26th, 1837, married Nov. 27th (S. R., 26th,) 1856, John E. 

Hesseltine, jr., (ret. 26,) and lives in C. A son, Ernest, lives at Arlington Heights, 
Mass. 

3712. Caroline V., b. in C, July 12, 1839, m. Sept. 20th, 1860, Phillip B. Low, and died in C, 

June 2, 1861. He is a son of Francis and Belcanee (?) Low, and was b. in C, ab. 
1837. 

3713. Harriet M., born in C, June 8, 1842, died there Dec. 16, 1853. 

3714. Florence A., born in O, Jan. 12th, 1845, m. Sept. 1st, 1869, George Bryden, veterinary 

surgeon, and res. in Hartford, Conn. He is a son of William and Mary A. Bryden, 
and was born in Scotland in 1845. 

3715. En C. W., b. in C, June 3, 1848, resides in C, unmarried, and is a merchant in Boston, 

(Bliss Bros., 170 Commercial st.) 

3716. *Charles L. V., born in C, March 8, 1851. 

The father was afterwards married, October 4, 1852, to Mary W. Veazie, 
(sister of his second wife, — born in 1808,) who was living in 1880. He died 
at C, Dec. 2, 1863. 

1706. 

WESTON WILCOX, of White Pigeon, or Lima, Mich., (son of Eli Bliss 
and Hannah Bradley, of Boston, Mass.,) was married in 1822 to Sarah 
Roberts, who died in 1849. He died in 1844. Issue : 

3717. Louisa, married in 1848, Rev. Mr. Woodworth, (Episcopal Minister.) 

3718. Weston W., jr., born Feb. 16, 1830,— sup. to be in Chicago. 

3719. David, born March 22, 1S36,— is supposed to have frozen to death, in 1854-5. 

3720. Cooley, twin with David, resides in California. 

3721. James, born in 1839, resided in Detroit. 

3723. Two girls died, one 9, and the other 3 years of age. 



244 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1708. 

ASAHEL, farmer and teacher, Elyria, Ohio, (son of Ebenezer Bliss and 
Lucinda Wilds, of Westmoreland, N. Y.,) was born in 1783, and married 
in 1810, to Lydia Adams, daughter of Elijah Griswold, of Simsbmy, Conn. 
She was born July 24, 1790, and died in W., May 11, 1830. He resided 
in Canton, Conn., till the Spring of 1821, when he removed to W., and re- 
sided there and in Whitestown, N. Y., till 1835, when he removed to Ely- 
ria, where he died April 1, 1846. Issue : 

3724. *Albert Asahel, born March 25, 1812. 
u725. *Philemon, born July 27, 1814. 

0726. Hannah Adams, born in Canton, Jan. 27th, 1815, m. April 23d, 1834, A. B. Brown, of 
Elyria, and died Jan. 4, 1835. 

3727. Chauncey Griswold, born and died 1817. 

3728. Edwin Dwight, born Dec. 10, 1818, died May 5, 1821. 

3729. *Horace Griswold, born Jan. 1, 1824. 

3730. Helen, born 1829, died Sept. 1830. 



1710. 

PHILEMON, builder, of Westmoreland, N. Y., (son of Ebenezer Bliss 

and Lucinda Wilds, of W.,) was born in 1789, and married in 1812 to Me- 

hitable Hill, of W., and had only one child. Mr. B. died at W. in 1816. 
Issue : 

3731. Charlotte, born in 1813, removed to New Orleans, about 1849, and aft. resided at 

Jackson, Mississippi. 

1711. 

HENRY, of (Ross ?) Butler County, Ohio, builder and teacher, (son of 
Ebenezer Bliss and Lucinda Wilds, of Westmoreland, N. Y.,) was born in 
1791, and married in 1816, to Albertene, daughter of Daniel Van Buren, of 
Schodack, N. Y., where he resided till 1827, when he removed to W., and 
from thence to South Westei'n Ohio, and died Oct. 7, 1841. Issue : 

3732. Ebenezer, born Jan. 27, 1817, died in infancy. 

3733. Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1819, m. Dec. 1, 1839, to W. Jones, of Ross, Butler Co., Ohio. 

3734. *Daniel, born March 7, 1821, died in Texas. 

3735. *Ebenezer, born Feb. 11, 1823, died in 1857. 

3736. Cornelius, b. April 5, 1825, was a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army, and was killed 

at Prairie du Chien, March 29, 1846. 

3737. Lucinda, born May 3, 1827, died June 18, 1833. 

3738. John Henry, born April 10, 1829, died Oct. 23, 1833. 



1714. 

JOHN, of Westmoreland, N. Y., carriage maker, (son of Ebenezer Bliss 
and Lucinda Wilds, of W.,) was born in W., Jan. 5, 1808, and married 
Feb. 3, 1831, to Emily, daughter of Chester Chaney, of W He died in 
March, 1869. Issue : 

3739. Helen Rectina, b. Feb. 23, 1832, m. Sept. 19, 1855, James J. Downing, of "W., ajid died 

in Rome, N.Y., July 5, 1864. One dau., Harriet G., b. Oct. 17, 1858, resides with her 
father, at Rome. 

3740. ♦'William Bicknall, born Sept. 7, 1837. 



NINTH GENERATION. 245 

1720. 

Capt. LINUS, of Barkhamsted, Conn., farmer, (son of Gad Bliss and 
Chloe Adams, of B.,) was born July 8, 1798, and resided on the farm pre- 
viously occupied by his father. He was a captain in the militia, and was a 
member of the Connecticut Legislatui*e in 1847. He was married Dec. 6, 
1821, to Ruth, daughter of Andrew Case, of B., who was born Aug. 26, 
1801, and died in 1860. He died in 1873. Issue : 

3741. Orenda, born Oct. 29, 1822, died Nov. 15, 1828. 

3742. *Abijah, born Jan. 1, 1824, died in 1875. 

3743. Abiram, twin witb Abijah, died in infancy. 

3744. Lorenda, born Oct. 12tb, 1828, m. March 19th, 1850, Jerome Hayes, and they reside in 

Canton Centre, Conn. 

3745. Jane, born Dec. 24, 1839, m. Lorin Case, and they reside at North Canton, Conn. 



1722. 

DANIEL, of Belvidere, Boone Co., EL, (son of Gad Bliss and Chloe Ad- 
ams, of Barkhamsted, Conn.,) was born Oct. 15, 1804, left Connecticut in 
1840, and pitched his tent on the rich, fertile prairies of Elinois, — at that 
time the home of the noble red man. He was a school teacher, and farmer, 
a very ingenious mechanic, and was Justice of the Peace for a number ol 
years. He was married Dec. 21, 1827, to Betsey Case, and died Dec. 16, 
1846. [She afterwards married Samuel H. Norton, and lives at Flora, 
Boone Co., El.) Issue: 

3746. *Edmund, born Dec. 8, 1829. 

3747. Marietta, b. April 26th, 1832, married in 1851, Clark Russell, and lives in Flora. Issue : 

Adelaide, b. 1852; Leonora, d. young; Delia, b. 1860. 

3748. Philemon A., b. Jan. 20, 1846, became paralyzed at the age of twenty-three, losing the 

use of his lower limbs. He is a man of good business faculties, and rides in his 
buggy during the summer season, and makes a living by trading and peddling. 



1723. 

LEMUEL, farmer near Rochester, and of Buffalo, N. Y., (son of Abijah 
Bliss and Orinda Herrick, of Hatfield, Mass.,) was borninH., Feb. 5. 1790, 
and married in 1815 to a (Beebe?) and died Feb. 23, 1816. Issue — only 
one child : 

3749. *Lemuel J., born in B., in 1815-16, died in 1850. 



1725. 

ABIJAH, of Montague and Hatfield, Mass., hotel keeper, (son of Abijah 
Bliss and Orinda Herrick, of Hatfield, Mass.,) was born in H., April 4, 
1797, and married in June 1823, to Jerusha Morton. Issue, b. in Hatfield : 

3750. *George W., born Aug. 15, 1829, died in H., Aug. 13, 1870. 

3751. Amanda, married Aaron Smith, of Belchertown, Mass., and died in H., in 1852. He d. 

in 1849. 

The father was afterwards married, June 23, 1831, to Mary Gunn. No 
living issue. He died Sept. 16, 1834. 



246 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1726. 

AUSTIN, of Hatfield, Mass., broom manufacturer, (son of Abijah Bliss 
and Orinda Herrick, of H.,) was born in H., Aug. 9, 1799, and married 
Feb. 28, 1822, to Dolly Hastings. She was born in Boylston, Mass., April 
22, 1804. He died Jan. 14, 1843. [She afterwards married Oct. 2, 1845, 
George W. Smith, and lived at H. in 1879.] Issue — born at H. : 

3752. *Lemuel S., 'born Jan. 16, 1823. 

3753. Wilson J., born April 18, 1827, — was an attendant in the Insane Asylum, at Washing- 

ton, D. C, and d. June 19, 1865, unmarried. 

3754. Olive, horn April 9, 1829, m. Dwight Oshorn, of Hadley, Mass., and d. Sept. 25, 1865. 

3755. Laura A., horn June 12, 1838, d. July 21, 1856, — unmarried. 



1727. 

WILLIAM COOLEY, of Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Mass., farmer and 
broom manufacturer, (son of Abijah Bliss and Orinda Herrick, of Hat- 
field,) was born in H., March 16th, 1811, and married Sept. 11th, 1833, to 
Laura Munson. She was born in H., in February, 1812, and died March 
22, 1863. He died Oct. 26, 1855. Issue : 

3756. Mary A., born April 26th, 1837, m. Jan. 19th, 1859, Charles H. Jones, house painter and 

decorator, and res. at Northampton, Mass. He is a son of Simeon Jones, and wash. 
at Harwich in 1835. 

3757. Amelia L., h. May 14, 1840, m. July 26, 1872, Levi L. Pease, farmer, of H., and d. April 

19, 1S74. He is a son of Pliny and Angelica Pease, (b. in Ludlow, Mass., ah. 1840.) 

3758. Martha J., b. Dec. 4, 1842, m. Dec. 4, (S. R., 27th,) 1864, as second wife of Dr. Alfred 

Montville, who d. Dec. 12, 1866, aet. 29. She now (1879,) resides in Hatfield. 

3759. William Coolet, jr., b. Sept. 16th, 1855, m. May 2d, 1876, Alice L. Pierce, and lives in 

Hadley, Mass., a farmer. 



1729. 

ITHTMAK, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (son of Jacob Bliss and Abi- 
gail Moulton, of W.,) was born April 27, 1778, and married Dec. 20, 1799, 
to Polly Mack. She was born in 1775-6, and died July 10, 1847. Issue : 

3760. Abigail, h. Sept. 1, 1800, m. Christopher Gardner, and aft., Mr. Orson Holdridge. 

3761. Mart, born July 29, 1802, married Moses Wheelock. 

3762. Thomas Jefferson, bom June 2, 1807, died Feb. 4, 1809. 

3763. Zelotes, born May 8, 1810, died Oct. 21, 1816. 

3764. Sarah Emeline, born Feb. 23, 1812, m. April 22, 1830, Thomas Jefferson Gilligan, and 

resides in W. 

The father was afterwards married, July 8, 1851, to Lucy Warner, (set. 
57,) daughter of Spencer, of Chester, Conn., and died March 4, 1864. 



1730. 

OLIVER, of Monson, Mass., farmer, (son of Jacob Bliss and Abigail 
Moulton, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born May 2, 1779, and married Dec. 
15, 1807, to Betsey White, who was born Dec. 2, 1785, and died Aug. 27, 
1848. He died March 24, 1848. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 247 

3765. Matilda, born March 24, 1809, died Aug. 5, 1813. 

3766. Almus, born April 3, 1811, died Aug. 8, 1813. 

3767. Caroline, born Dec. 12, 1813, married Jobn H. Phillips, and died Aug. 19, 1845. 

3768. *Edmund, born June 24, 1816. 

3769. *Albert, born Dec. 6, 1818. 

3770. Elizabeth, born March 15th, 1823, married Oct. 4th, 1849, Elmer Colton, and resides in 

Monson. 

1733. 

ZEN AS, of Monson, Mass., farmer, (son of Jacob Bliss and Abigail 
Moulton, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born at Wales, Mass., Feb. 29, 1784, 
and married Feb. 28, 1820, to Martha Cad well, of Wilbraham. He died July 
2, 1841. Issue : 

3771. Angeline, born Nov. 26, 1822, died Jan. 17, 1837. 

3772. *Almus, born Aug. 26, 1825. 

3773. Catharine L., born Aug. 22, 1827, married Jan. 1, 1852, Asa W. Leonard, wool sorter, 

of M., (son of Daniel Leonard,) born at Shutesbury, Mass., in 1826. 

3774. Cornelia Ann, b. Jan. 14, 1830, m. April 18, 1859, Eli M. Shaw, farmer, of M., (son of 

Abraham and Rebecca Shaw, of M.,) where he was born, about 1831. 

3775. *Hiram, born July 11, 1833. 

3776. Sarah Jane, born July 18, 1838, died Nov. 4, 1850. 



1734. 

GIDEON, of Monson, Mass., (son of Reuben Bliss and Ruth Moulton, 
of M.) was born Jan. 30, 1782, and m. to Prudence, daughter of Gideon 
and Sybil (Markham) Pease, had six children, and removed to N. Y. State, 
or to Wisconsin. Issue : t 

3777. Adeline, born Jan. 8, 1814. 

3778. Angelina, born July 27, 1815. 

3779. Emily, born Sept. 8, 1817. 

3780. Jackson, — a farmer, at Whitesboro, N. Y. 

1735. 

REUBEN, jr., of Monson, Mass., (son of Reuben Bliss and Ruth Moul- 
ton, of M.,) was born March 16, 1784, married to Louisa — — , and is dead. 

Issue : 

3781. Samuel S., born Feb. 28, 1809. 

3782. a Marietta, born Oct. 16, 1810. 

3783. Jane R., born Sept. 5, 1813. 

1743. 

ALBERT, of Butternuts, N. Y., and of East Green and Venango, Pa., 
(son of Moses Bliss and Beulah Wood, of Monson, Mass.,) was born at 
Plainfield, (now Winfield,) N. Y., March 28, 1800, and married Jan. 4, 
1824, to Cynthia Smith, of Winfield. She was born April 6, 1804, and died 
in V., Aug. 8, 1856. Issue : 

3784. Caroline Matilda, born at B., Dec. 22, 1824, lives at V. 

3785. Theresa Lodena, b. at B., Nov. 24, 1826, m. Nov. 24, 1844, Mr. S. K. Bayl. 

3786. Mary Malvina, b. at B., Sept. 30, 1828, d. Sept. 29, 1830. 

3787. Cynthia Lovina, b. at B., June 20, 1831, d. Sept. 13, 1854. 

3788. Emily Albina, born at B., Sept. 20th, 1833, married in 1857, George Rouse, farmer, of 

Marvin, N. Y. 



248 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3789. *Albert Henry, born in V., Sept., 25, 1838. 

3790. Amanda Malvina, born in V., Sept. 5th, 1841, married David L. Harwood, farmer, of 

Wattsburgh, Pa. 

3791. Semantha M., b. in. V., May 12, 1845, d. Feb. 15, 1850. 



1747. 

ETHAN, farmer, of Monson, Mass., (son of Aaron Bliss and Azuba Har- 
vey, of M.,) was born in M., July 6, 1794, and married to Mary P. Chaffee. 
She was born at M., and died Oct. 2, 1831. Issue — born at M. : 

3792. Mary C, born June 22, 1825,— lived at Eastford, Conn. 

3793. Austin G., b. Sept. 30, 1826, mill operative, Stafford, Conn., m. Harriet Ellis, and had 

one child, who died young. 

3794. Francis, born Nov. 16, 1827, m. Nov. 7, 1862, Irene Ferry, and is a farmer, at M. No ch. 

3795. Edwin, b. Feb. 12, 1829, resided in Monson, and d. in the Union army, in 1863. 

3796. Sarah Jane, b. about 1831, d. aet. 15 years. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 22, 1833, to Lucina Lyon, [dau. 
of Throop? and Rebecca Lyon.] She was born at Woodstock, Conn., May 
11, 1800, and died Jan. 5, 1876. He died Nov. 21, 1858. Issue, b. at M. : 

3797. Lorin Alonzo, born Feb. 6, 1834, died March 20, 1834. 

3798. Maria M., born March 30, 1835, died May 12, 1835. 

3799. *AxviN, born July 18, 1836. 

3800. Merrick C, b. at Monson, Mass., June 18th, 1838, res. at Prescott, Mass., m. Aug. 25, 

1860, Abagail S. Giles, (b. at New Salem, Mass.,) — a ch. d. in 1863, aet. 2 years. He 
enlisted, Dec. 24, 1863, in the Second Mass. Heavy Artillery, for three years, and d. 
at Portsmouth, Va., May 4, 1864. She aft. m., Feb. 13, 1868, Franklin C. Woodward, 
a carpenter, of Athol, Mass. 

3801. Amelia L., b. April 29, 1840, m. Dec. 2, 1857, Samuel S. Hollingsworth, of Wilbraham, 

Mass. He is a son of James and Sarah Hollingsworth, and was born at North 
Woodstock, Conn., in 1832. 

3802. *Lorin A., born April 20, 1842. 

3803. Henry M., b. March 2-3, 1846, m. Dec. 21, 1865, Lorenza Winslow, dau. of George and 

Martha Winslow, of Dana, Mass., where she was born in 1850. He aft. m. Dec. 10, 
1875, Julia J. Butler, and is a farmer at M., — no ch. 



1748. 

AUSTIN, of Monson, Mass., farmer, (son of Aaron Bliss and Azuba' 
Harvey of M.,) was born in M., May 27, 1796, and married March 6, 1817, 
to Eunice, daughter of Gideon and Sybil (Markham) Pease, of M. She 
was born (S. R.) March 18, 1793, and died in M., Oct. 31, 1859. Issue: 

3804. Orphana Maria, born June 12, 1818, married Edwin C. Hendrick, and died. 

3805. *Orrin Frost, born Dec. 4, 1819. 

3806. * Austin Dwight, born Jan. 26, 1822. 

3807. *Aaron Erskine, born Nov. 13, 1824. 

3808. Azuba Caroline, born Nov. 13, 1824, m. Jan. 11, 1852, as second wife of John Ormsby, 

mechanic, and resides in Springfield, Mass. He is a son of John Ormsby, and was 
born at M., in 1822. 

3809. Adelia D., b. Sept. 24, 1826, m. Sept. 20, 1849, Bela M. Kent, of Putnam, Conn., and d. 

He was a manufacturer, son of Thomas Kent, of Palmer, Mass., and was b. in 1826. 

3810. Minerva Calista, born Oct. 11, 1828, died Nov. 9, 1846. 



NINTH GENERATION. 249 

3811. Eliza Alvira, born Jan. 11th, 1831, m. Dec. 19th, 1852, Calvin W. Clark, blacksmith, of 

Minneapolis, Minn. He is a son of Phineas Clark, of Wilbraham, Mass., and was b. 
in 1827. 

3812. "Henry Jackson, born Jan. 28, 1835. 

3813. Lewis L., b. May 7, 1837, d. un. m., Dec. 31, 1859,— a farmer in M. 

3814. Jennette M., b. Aug. 6, 1839, m. Feb. 3, 1864, David B. Meacham, farmer, of Somers, 

Conn., son of Horace and Harriet E. Meacham, and was b. in Somers, about 1838. 

The father was afterwards married Jan. 1, 1862, to Mrs. Sophronia Mix- 
ter, daughter of Daniel and Huldah Edgerton, who was born in M. in 1800. 
He died at Springfield, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875. 



1757. 

CALVIN, of Lapeer, Cortland Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Samuel Bliss 
and Polly Lynde, of Monson, Mass.,) was born at Plainfield, N. Y., May 
1, 1800, and married Jan. 1, 1822, to Hannah Smith. She was born in 
March, 1804, and died Feb. 19, 1835. Issue, — born at Lapeer, except the 
first child: 

3815. Evaline, b. at Winfield, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1824, m. June 18, 1849, Charles Atwood, farmer, 

of Killawog, N. Y. 

3816. Polly, b. May 22, 1826, m. Sept. 30, 1847, George Butterfleld, farmer, of Lisle, Broome 

Co., N. Y. 

3817. Mariar, b. Feb. 26, 1828, m. Aug. 16, 1848, Ogilvie Matthew, farmer, of Harford, N. Y. 

3818. *Calvin, jr., born May 12, 1831. 

3819. "Samuel S., born Feb. 15, 1833. 

3820. Hannah, b. Feb. 7, 1835, m. in Feb. 1856, Charles Franklin, and d. Feb. 21, 1872. 

The father was afterwards married Dec. 9, 1835, to Polly Smith. She was 
born in Richfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., Nov. 22, 1806. He died Nov. 17, 1842. 
Issue : 

3821. Mames W., born in L., March 31, 1839, died Nov. 4, 1870. 



1758. 

CHARLES, of Winfield, and of Richfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., farmer, 
(son of Samuel Bliss and Polly Lynde, of Monson, Mass.,) was born July 
4, 1802, and married Dec. 30, 1820, to Martha Lawton, who was born Feb. 
17, 1802. She died in Richfield Aug. 13, 1875. Issue : 

3822. *Chahles, born Nov. 21, 1821. 

3823. Lee Roy, b. Feb. 20, 1824, m. in W., Aug. 18, 1852, Lucinda S. Elwood, and d. in Nov. 

1865. No ch. He graduated at Hamilton College, and became a successful teacher. 

3824. Elmira, b. Jan. 24, 1826. m. Sept. 28, 1845, Albert W. Mowry, merchant, of Brookfield, 

N. Y. He was a son of Waterman Mowry, and was b. at Winfield, Dec. 31, 1821. 

3825. *Alvin, born Feb. 24, 1828. 

3826. Sophronia, born April, 7, 1830, married a Mr. Randall, mechanic, of Michigan. 

3827. *James D., born May 5, 1832. 

3828. Mary, born May 12, 1834, m. Oliver C. Wilcox, farmer, of Plainfield, N. Y. 

3829. Clarissa, born Oct. 22, 1836, m. Delos Joslyn, farmer, of W. 

3830. Nirena, born July 22, 1838, m. John Lackey, mechanic, of New Jersey. 

3831. "William H., born July 12, 1842. 

3832. Henry, born Feb. 19, 1844, died Jan. 19, 1851. 

32 



250 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1762. 

SAMUEL, jr., of Albion, Mich., carpenter, (son of Samuel Bliss and 
Polly Lynde, of Monson, Mass.,) was born at Winfield, N. Y., March 28, 
1812, and married June 5, 1849, to Isabell Kellogg, teacher. She was born 
Oct. 27, 1824, and died at A., Nov. 19, 1874. Issue— born at A. : 

3833. *Jerome W., born Aug. 10, 1851. 

3834. Viola B., bom March 6, 1853, lives at A. 

3835. Charles K., born April 27, 1856, lives at A. 

3836. Kitrenah, born Dec. 9, 1858, lives at A. 

1764. 

JOEL, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Isaac Bliss and Ruth Hitch- 
cock, of W.,) was born Jan. 24, 1785, and married April 4, 1810, to Bet- 
sey, daughter of William Towle, of Raymond, N. H., (born in 1785.) He 
resided on the homestead farm until 1826, when he removed to a farm three- 
fourths of a mile south of Western Village, on the Brimfield road, where 

he died Feb. 27, 1862. She died April 26, 1863, (S. R. May 3, 1863,) ast. 
78. Issue : 

3837. Eunice, born Dec. 11, 1810, died Oct. 3, 1845, — unmarried. 

3838. *Alvin Blake, born Feb. 21, 1813. 

1765. 

LUTHER, of Groton, Tompkins Co., N.Y., farmer, (son of Isaac Bliss and 
Ruth Hitchcock, of Warren, Mass.,) was born Dec. 5, 1786. On the last 
Thursday of April, 1809, he left his native town on horseback, for the then 
western world, and settled on a hill-side farm purchased for him the pre- 
vious year by his father, in what is now Groton, N. Y. On that farm he ,, 
resided till his death, when the farm went to his eldest son Isaac, who died 
in Feb., 1876, leaving the homestead to his (Isaac's) son George Andrew. 
Luther Bliss was married Nov. 14, 1816, to Fanny, daughter of Abiel and 
Mercy Hawkins, who was born Oct. 18, 1800. The fiftieth anniversary of 
this marriage was celebrated by the descendants, and a family history was 
prepared and read by one of the grandsons, Rev. Wallace Bliss Lucas, and 
the children presented their parents with a large Family Bible containing 
their photographs. The father died April 17, 1867. Issue : 

3839. *Isaac B., born Sept. 9, 1817, died Feb. 24, 1876. 

3840. Amelia, born Aug. 8, 1S19, married Dec. 28, 1841, Simeon Lucas, jr., of Cortland, N. Y. 

3841. *Abiel Hawkins, born March 19, 1822. 

3842. Sylvester, born Feb. 29, and died Aug. 24, 1824. 

3843. Lyman, born Aug. 16, 1825, died Sept. 22, 1826. 

3844. *Philo, born June 16, 1830. - - 

3845. Phila, born June 16, 1830. 

3846. Emily, born July 12, 1836. 

3847. 'Daniel, born June 29, 1839, died June 15, 1867. 

1769. 

DANIEL, of Groton, N. Y., farmer, (son of Isaac Bliss and Ruth Hitch- 
cock, of Warren, Mass.,) was born Oct. 9th, 1795, and married at Groton, 



NINTH GENERATION. 251 

Jan. 2, 1822, to Mary Ann Sanderson, of that place. She was born Aug. 
11, 1804, and died Feb. 26, 1855. He died November 29, 1833. Issue: 

3848. *Joshua Dean, born Dec. 2, 1822. 

3849. Catharine Jane, b. July 18, 1826, m. Aug. 15, 1844, Hiram Sears, and d. March 4, 1857. 

3850. Daniel Bbainabd, born Dec. 31, 1828, died Jan. 15, 1831. 



1771. 

SAMUEL HOPKINS, farmer, of Warren, Mass., (a son of Isaac Bliss 
and Ruth Hitchcock, of W.,) was born Sept. 8, 1799, and married Feb. 23, 
1831, to Lucy, daughter of Ira and Persis Hitchcock, of Brimfield, Mass., 
who died of a cancer, Nov. 28, 1850, set. 46. [Five of the six sons hi this 
family enlisted in the Union arnry during the great rebellion, and one died 
in the service.] Issue : 

3851. Ruth Cornelia, born April 18, 1S32, died Dec. 15, 1855,— unmarried. 

3852. *Daniel J., born Oct. 23, 1833. 

3853. *Randolph, born March 2, 1836. 

3854. Albert Newell, born Oct. 24th, 1838, enlisted in 1862, in Co. K., 42d Regiment Mass. 

Volunteers, during the great rebellion, and d. at New Orleans, La., March 31, 1863, 
of disease contracted in the service. He was never married. 

3855. *Amos, born Oct. 3, 1840. 

3856. *Charles Henry, born Jan. 18, 1843. 

3857. *George, born Nov. 20, 1844. 

The father was afterwards married, March 30, 1853, to Permelia A. Rug- 
gles, of Ware, Mass., and resides on the old homestead farm. She is a 
daughter of Berrin Ruggles, of Orange, Mass., and was born in 1807-8. 



1773. 

Rev. ISAAC, of Moline, Rock Island Co., HI., (son of Isaac Bliss and 
Ruth Hitchcock, of Warren, Mass.,) was born Aug. 28, 1804, graduated at 
Amherst College in 1828, studied theology at the Auburn Seminary, N.Y., 
was ordained by the Genesee Consociation, Oct. 5, 1831, and was a mission- 
ary of the A. B. C. F. M., at the Sandwich Islands, from 1836 until 1842. 
He was married March 21, 1831, to Elizabeth St. John. She was born May 9, 
1810, and died Jan. 21, 1832. He was afterwards married Aug. 14, 1832, 
to Emily, daughter of Simeon B. Curtis, of Elbridge, N. Y., who was born 
July 25, 1811. Issue — only one child : 

3858. Mart Elizabeth, born at the Sandwich Islands, May 24, 1837. 



1775. 

SAMUEL, of Chandlersville, O., (son of Dr. Daniel Bliss and Prudence 
Chandler, of C.,) was born May 22, 1791, and married Sept. 26, 1816, to 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Jordan. She was born Aug. 12, 1795, and is 
living (1877) with her son, Samuel J. Bliss. He died Aug. 14, 1852. Issue : 



252 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3859. A child, born Sept. 18, and died Bept. 25, 1817. 

3860. Selina O, born Sept. 4, 1818, died March 9, 1819. 
3S61. Selena, born Feb. 4, 1820, died young. 

3862. Alexis C, born June 26, 1822, died Feb. 9, 1859,— unmarried. 

3863. *Isaac, born Sept. 9, 1824. 

3864. Amanda, born Dec. 8, 1826. 

3865. Prudence E., bom Oct. 5, 1829, died July 26, 1856. 

3866. *Samuel J., born Feb. 14, 1832. 

3867. Lorenda C, born June 16, 1834, died Sept. 3, 1834. 

3868. Sarah C, born Aug. 9, 1836, died July 20, 1837. 

3869. *Darius J., born Nov. 20, 1837. 



1776. 

JEFFREY, near Zanesville, O., (son of Dr. Daniel Bliss and Prudence 
Chandler, of Chandlersville, O.,) was born May 30, 1793, m. Laura Carter, 
and died Aug. 16, 1825. [His widow afterwards married a Mr. Phillips.] 
Issue, one son : 

3870. Jeffrey, is married, and resides in Indiana. 

[Zanesville was named for Isaac and Ebenezer Zane, noted pioneers and 

hunters, who had a grant of land in Ohio in 1802, including the site of Zanes- 
ville.] 

1778. 

HENRY, of McArthurs.O., andCahoka, Clarke Co. Mo. (son of Dr. Daniel 
Bliss and Prudence Chandler, of Chandlersville, O.,) was born in Vermont 
Oct. 10, 1796, and married Nov. 23, 1831, to Agnes Wartenbee, (born in 
West Va.) He died Jan. 7, 1877. He was a farmer. His widow and ch. 
reside in Missouri. Issue : 

3871. Ladoiska, b. in Chandlersville, O., Aug. 26, 1832, m. Dec. 31, 1861, J. I. Callison, farmer, 

and lives in Cahoka. 

3872. Mira, born in Chandlersville, June 13, 1834, died Oct. 9, 1836. 

3873. Selina W., born in C, April 13, 1837, married Dec. 25, 1862, J. "W. Callison, farmer, and 

lives in C. 

3874. *Daniel W., born in McA., July 2, 1841. 



1779. 

AUGUSTUS, Esq., of Blissville, Jefferson Co., HI., (son of Dr. Daniel 
Bliss and Prudence Chandler, of Chandlersville, O.,) was born July 29, 
1798, — was for several years postmaster of the place. He was married July 
1, 1828, to Eunice, daughter of Alva and Sebra Clark, who was born Feb. 
14, 1805, and died June 2, 1856. He died at Herman, Mo., of cholera, 
April 16, 1818-9, while on his way to California. Issue : 

3875. Luna, b. March 28, (1829?) m. in April, 1857, Dr. H. B. Lucas, and resides at Bichview, 

HI., — two ch., Augustus, a physician, and Edwin, a telegrapher. 

3876. *Jesse Chandler, born Dec. 25, 1831. 

3877. *Edwin Buthvan, born July 4, 1835. 

3878. Eliza Prudence, b. March 18, 1838, m. in Dec. 1858, Jacob V. Holcomb, of Bichview, 

— one daughter, Elma, born in 1861-2. 

3879. Sarah Louisa, b. Oct. 25, 1842, m. a Mr. Needles, Auditor of the State in 1877, resides at 

Springfield, and has (1S77) two daus., Jessie, aet. twelve, and Minnie, set. seven yrs. 



NINTH GENERATION. 253 

1792. 

SAMUEL PHELPS, of Wolcott, Vt., (son of Samuel Bliss and Orenda 
Phelps, of W.,) was born May 14, 1803, and married Dec. 7, 1826, to Lucy 
Boardman, daughter of John and Olive Putnam, of Lyndsboro, Mass., who 
was born March 27, 1803, and died in July, 1870. He died Dec. 25, 1870. 
They were both devoted members of the M. E. Church. Issue : 

3880. Alma Lovina, born April 18, 1828. 

3881. Martha Jane, born Feb. 22, 1830. 

3882. Mary Putnam, born April 6, 1831. 

3883. *Samuel Phelps, born April 4, 1833. 

3884. Charlotte Chapin, born Sept. 10, 1835. 

3885. Lucy Boardman, born March 18, 1837. 

3886. George Carlos, born June 18th, 1839,— enlisted Aug. 27th, 1862, in Co. H, 6th Vermont 

Volunteers, and was promoted to be Corporal. He died from a wound received in 
the battle of the Wilderness. 

3887. Francis Putnam, born June 2, and died Nov. 19, 1842. 

3888. Juliette Louise Lovejoy, born Aug. 13, 1843. 



1798. 

Rev. ALFRED, of Lisbon, Fillmore, and Carlyle, El. , (son of Dea. Solomon 
Bliss and Jerusha Strong, of Bradford, Vt.,) was b. May 29, 1811, became 
a very successful Methodist minister, and is now (1877) pastor of the M. E. 
Church in Carlyle. He was married March 4, 1834, to Direxia, daughter of 
Joseph and Hannah Knowles, of Piermont, N. H., who was born Aug. 6, 
1809. Issue : 

3889. Eliza Ann, born March 29, 1835, married April 15, 1858, James S. Moody, and resides at 

Fillmore, 111., — nine children. 

3890. Celecta Jones, b. Oct. 7, 1837, m. Aug. 17, 1858, C. Devore, of Seymour, Ind.,— two ch. 

3891. Martha Strong, born Dec. 21, 1839, died Aug. 17, 1840. 

3892. George Alfred, b. at Fillmore, Feb. 20th 1841, m. Oct. 3d, 1867, Maggie Russell, who 

was b. at Nokomis, 111., Feb. 12, 1848. He is a dealer in live stock, and resides at 
Nokomis, 111. No issue. 

3893. Alice Direxia, b. March 3d, 1843, m. Sept. 28th, 1864, Lyman C. Allen, and resides at 

Fillmore, — three children. 

3894. Cyrena, born Dec. 13, 1844, died Jan. 12, 1845. 

3895. *Charles Wesley, born Jan. 8, 1846. 

Ellen Jerusha, b. Sept. 26th, 1849, m. Aug. 25th, 1875, John C White, and resides at 
Effingham, 111. 



1802. 

JOSIAH, of Springfield, Mass., armorer, (son of Nathan Bliss and Mary 
Morgan, of S.,) was born March 1, 1795, and married Sept. 11, 1816, to 
Sarah Cooley, who died in Aurora, O., Nov. 13, 1841. He died in S., March 
22, 1840. Issue : 

3897. William, born Oct. 29, 1817, died Jan. 25, 1818. 

3898. Sarah Ann, born Aug. 29, 1820, married B. W. Risley, and resides at 280 Madison Ave., 

New York City. 

3899. Jane, born April 14, 1822, married May 2, 1844, S. M. Chamberlin, farmer, and resides 

at Hudson, O. 

3900. *William B., born Jan. 9, 1825, died Sept. 29, 1862. 

0901. George J., (Rev.,) b. in S., Aug. 1, 1829,— is pastor of Woodland Ave. M. E. Church, 
Cleveland, Ohio. He was in. in 1850, to Lucy Hough, Hartford, Conn., has no issue, 
but has brought up the daughter of his brother, William B. 



254 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1803. 

ELEAZER, of Albany, N. Y., marketman, (son of Nathan Bliss and 
Mary Morgan, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born in S., April 8, 1797, and 
married in 1818, to Louisa B. Warner. Issue : 

3902. A son, whose name is thought to be Charles, living in California. 

Issue by a second wife : 

3903. Josephine, married and lives in A. 

3904. A daughter, name unknown. 

3905. A daughter, married a Mr. Blazey, harber, and lives in Albany. 



1806. 

HENRY, of Albany, N. Y., and of 60 Orange St., Newark, N. J., (son 

of Nathan Bliss and Mary Morgan, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born June 

14, 1804, and married in 1825 to Eliza Vandenburgh, of Albany, N. Y., and 

was afterwards divorced. [It is supposed he was again married, to a Val- 
entine.] Issue : 

3906. George Henry, born in 1826, resided awhile at Durham, N. Y. 

3907. *Francis M., born in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1828. 



1807. 

NATHAN, jr., of Springfield and Chicopee, Mass., armorer and farmer, 
(son of Nathan Bliss and Mary Morgan, of S.,) was born at S., Aug. 1, 
1806, and married June 23, 1832-3, to Diana B. Nichols, who was born at 
Brimfield, Mass., Feb. 26, 1813, and died June 8, 1878. (She was a daugh- 
ter of Alanson Nichols and Mary E wing.) He died at S., Dec. 28, 1864. 
Issue : 

3908. *Robert L., born at Springfield, Oct. 4, 1833. 

3909. Samuel M., born at S., May 18, 1836, died of consumption, Dec. 28, 1858. 

3910. Maria, died in infancy. 

3911. Mart Elizabeth, born at C. 

3912. Frances C, born March 22, 1845, died in May or June, 1862. 

3913. Charles Rice, born at S., Marcb 4, 1848, married Louisa , and is a marketman, in 

Springfield, — no issue in 1880. 

3914. Frederick C, born at S., July 12, 1851, died Jan. 27, 1852. 



1818. 

WILLIAM, jr., of Northampton, Mass., bookbinder, (son of William 
Bliss and Martha Parsons, of N.,) was born in N., Feb. 6, 1806, and m. Nov. 
28, 1833, to Esther Maria Cook, of N. She was b. in N., March 18, 1805, 
and lived in N. He died at N., Dec. 14, 1842, (S. R. Dec. 6.) Issue : 

3915. Maria Allen, born Nov. 4, 1834, and lives in N. 

3916. *William, born March 31, 1836, and lives in Troy, N. Y. 

3917. George Spencer, born May 8, 183S, died Aug. 29, 1839. 

3918. George Spencer, born Dec. 22d, 1839,— was a Captain in Co. C, 52d Regiment Mass. 

nine months' Volunteers, during the great rebellion, and was wounded at Port 
Hudson, Miss., June 14, 1863, and died two days afterwards. 

3919. Esieline Cook, born Aug. 16, 1841, and lives in N. 



NINTH GENERATION. 255 

1820. 

EDWARD ELI, of Worcester, Mass., (box 91,) farmer, (son of William 
Bliss and Martha Parsons, of Northampton, Mass.,) was born in N., Oct. 
11, 1811, and married April 31, 1836, to Ellen M., daughter of John and 
Anna Moies, of N. She was born in Dorchester, Sept. 17, 1814, and died 
in W., Jan. 7, 1865. Issue : 

3920. Ellen R., born in N., Sept. 28, 1837. 

3921. *Edward M., born in Buckland, Mass., Feb. 19, 1S40. 

3922. Edwin H., twin with Edward M., m. Nov. 22, 1862, Nettie L. Taylor, (dau. of Benoni 

and Lucy, b. 1842, at Wilmington, Vt.,) — enlisted in Co. H., (or C.,) 51st Mass. 
Volunteers, during the great rebellion, and d. of fever, at Newbern, N. C, Feb. 15, 
1S63, leaving no issue. She aft. m., and resides in Saratoga, N. Y. 

3923. Clarissa J., born in N., Feb. 10, 1842, died in W., Aug. 18, 1853. 

3924. Mary A., born in N., Nov. 19, 1845, (S. R., 1844,) died in W., July 18, 1861. 

3925. Henry C, born in N., Jan. 5, 1847, died Sept. 2, 1848. 

3926. Hattie W., born in N., Dec. 26, 1849. 

3927. Charles H., born in W., Feb. 7, 1856. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 14, 1867, to Betsey C. Gibson, 
of Lowell. She is a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Carter) Gibson, and 
was born at Concord, N. H., in 1827. 

1822. 

GEORGE, banker, of N. Y. City, (firm of Morton, Bliss & Co.,) son of 
William Bliss and Martha Parsons, of Northampton, Mass., was born April 
21, 1816, and married Sept. 29, 1840, to Catharine S., daughter of Hervey 
Sanford, of New Haven, Conn. She was born Nov. 11. 1819, and died at 
N. Y., March 13, 1862. Issue: 

3928. Mary Hervey, born at New Haven, May 4, 1844. 

3929. William Edward, born at N.. Y., July 8, 1846. 

3930. George Theodore, born at Manchester, England, April 19, 1851. 

3931. Catharine A., born at N. Y., April 21, 1854. 

3932. Netta Bolton, born at N. Y., May 6, 1859. 

3933. Kate Sanford, born at N. Y., March 13, 1S62, died in Oct., 1863. 

The father was afterwards married at New Haven, July 22, 1868, to Au- 
gusta H., daughter of Wm. M. Smith, of that city. Issue, b. at New York : 

3934. Walter Phelps, born March 10, 1870. 

3935. Augusta, born Jan. 1, 1872. 

3936. Jane McCracken, born Oct. 25, 1873, died Nov. 9, 1874. 

1825. 

THEODORE, of Philadelphia, Pa., (2116 Venango st.,) son of William 

Bliss and Martha Parsons, of Northampton, Mass., was born Aug. 23, 1822, 

removed to Philadelphia in 1843, and married Feb. 7, 1848, to Mary C, 

daughter of Ferdinand Hunt W right, of N., who was born Dec. 25, 1824. 
Issue, born at Philadelphia : 

3937. Anna Catharine, born Dee. 28, 1848. 

3938. Martha Parsons, born Nov. 9, 1851, died Feb. 11, 1854. 

3939. Theodore Allen, born Jan. 26, 1855, died June 17, 1868. 

3940. Carrie Ames, born April 1, 1856. 

3941. Arthur Ames, born July 13, 1859. 
3„-;2. Edgar Sumner, born Aug. 6, 1867. 



256 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1826. 

Dr. JOHN STEBBLNS, of Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., (son of John 
Bliss and Sarah Foster, of Turin, N. Y.,) was born Jan. 30, 1805, became 
an allopathic physician, married Ruby Ann Williams, at Fly Creek, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., Sept, 26, 1827, and was drowned in Schuyler's Lake, N. Y., 
June 17, 1858. She was born Aug. 3, 1807, and died at Fort Plain, N. Y., 
March 14, 1862. He was a member of the Lewis Co., N. Y., Medical So- 
ciety in 1843. Issue : 

3943. Wayne Collins, born Feb. 14, 1829, died Sept. 5, 1830. 

3944. Sabine Augusta, born May 19, 1832, m. March 5, 1856, Wm. N. Gould, of Jamesville, 

N. Y., and resides at Cleveland, Ohio. Issue, — born at Fort Plain : Lucien Henry 
Gould, born July 31. 1858; Florence Northam, born April 21, 1860; Fannie Bradley, 
born March 19, 1866. 

3945. Lucien Wood, born April 21, 1834, n. rn. When last heard from, was at St. Louis, Mo. 

He was at one time a Major in the Confederate army. 

3946. *Eliphalet Williams, born April 12, 1836. 

3947. Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 22, 1838, in. Feb. 1, 1865, as the second wife of Charles A. Still, who 

was b. in Chester, N. Y., and d. Sept. 8, 1868. She now resides in New York City. 

Issue, b. at Masillon, O. : Linden Morehouse Still, b. May 8, 1866, d. March 8, 1867; 

Elsie Bliss, born March 2, 1868. 

394S. Frances Susanna, b. at Turin, April 17, 1845, m. at Masillon, Oct. 18, 1866, George V. 

Kelley, and resides in New York City. Issue : Mary Emma Kelley, b. at Masillon, 
July 25, 1868. 

1827. 

HENRY, of Fly Creek, Otsego Co., N. Y., iron molder, (son of John 
Bliss and Sarah Foster, of Turin, N. Y.,) was born Jan. 7, 1808, and mar- 
ried Feb. 14, 1833, to Hannah Johnson. Issue : 

3949. Alfred, born May 25th, 1835, m. in 1861, Marcia Ann Cheeney, — is an iron moulder, at 

Norwich, Chenango Co., N. Y. No issue. 

3950. Harriet, born March 5, and died Sept. 4, 1841. 

3951. Hannah, b. April 3, 1843, m. Nov. 12, 1864, Alfred Garlick. A son, b. Feb. 3, and died 

Aug. 28, 1871. 



1828. 

ALLEN, carpenter, of Plainfield, Will Co., 111., (son of John Bliss and 
Sarah Foster, of Turin, N. Y.,) was born in Turin, March 26, 1810, mar- 
ried June 20th, 1837, to Almira Brainard, of Lowville, N. Y., daughter of 
Ezra Brainard and Louisa Robbins, of Martinsbm-gh, N. Y., and removed 
to Plainfield in June, 1844, where he has since resided. She was born at 
M., Nov. 14, 1817, and died at Peru, 111., Oct. 28th, 1868, while there on a 
visit. Issue : 

3952. Ela Lawrence, born at Martinsburg, N. Y., October 18, 1839, studied medicine, and 

graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, 111., Jan. 21, 1863, — was A. A. Surgeon 
in the U. S. Army of the Potomac, from Aug. 16, 1863, till April 15, 1864, then in 
Lincoln Hospital, Washington, Georgetown Seminary Hospital, and Finley Hospital, 
till July 30, 1S05, and died at New Rochelle, N. Y., while on his way home, Aug. 23, 
1865. 

3953. Emma Brainerd, b. at Plainfield, Feb. 14, 1849, m. March (May ?) 22, 1867, Samuel G. 

Moyer, and res. in Vinton, Iowa. Issue : Ella B., b. Feb. 11, 1869; Robert B., born 
Aug. 29, 1870. 

The father was afterwards married, in 1869, to Helen M. Foster, of Plain- 
field, 111. 



NINTH GENERATION. 257 

1831. 

Rev. GEORGE RIPLEY, of Chester, Penn., a Baptist clergyman, and 
formerly a Professor in the University at Lewisburgh, Pa., (son of Elijah 
W. Bliss and Lucy Ripley, of Sherburne, N. Y.,) was born in S., June 20, 
1816, and married Sept. 20, 1842, to Mary Ann, daughter of Eliakim Ray- 
mond, of Brooklyn, N. Y. She was born at B., Nov. 2, 1821. Issue : 

3954. LtroT Ripley, b. at Hamilton, N. Y., July 2, 1843, — a teacher at New Haven. 

3955. Mart Carrington, b. at New Brunswick, N. J., Nov. 27, 1844, m. July 8th, 1873, Prof. 

Jonathan Jones', of Lewisburgh, Pa. 

3956. Eliakim Raymond, b. at New Brunswick, Sept. 3, 1846, — lawyer at Chicago, 111. 

3957. George Worthington, b. at N. B., April 24, 1848, — lawyer at Chester. 

3958. John Raymond, b. at Lewisburgh, Pa., July 9, 1850, d. March 17, 1853. 

3959. Henry Harmon, b. at L., Aug. 3, 1852, — lawyer, at "Washington, D. C. 

3960. Tasker Howard, b. at L., Dec. 31, 1853, — Lieutenant in the U. S. army, — at West Point 

in 1878. 

3961. Ward Raymond, b. at L., Dec. 15, 1855, — lawyer, at Chester. 

3962. Harriet Emily, b. at L., June 30, 1857, lives at C. 

3963. Susan Esther, b. at L., Aug. 10, 1859, lives at C. 

3964. Robert Pratt, born Aug. 15, 1861, lives at C. 

3965. Frances Cornelia, born at L., Nov. 1, 1864, lives at C. 

3966. Maria Anderson, bom at L., Dec. 19, 1867, lives at C. 



1833. 

HENRY WORTHINGTON, of Weedsport, N. Y., and of (16 River st.) 
Chicago, HI., (son of Elijah W. Bliss and Lucy Ripley, of Sherburne, N. 
Y.,) was born in Windham, Conn., Nov. 24, 1822, and married May 6, 1846, 
to Mary, daughter of Elnathan Holman, of Fairfax, Vt. Issue : 

3967. Margaret H., born June 1, 1847. 

3968. Henry, born about 1859. 

1836. 

JOHN SMITH, farmer, of Charleston, Tioga Co., Pa., (son of Stephen 
Bliss and Charlotte Bailey, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born June 7, 1812, 
and married Dec. 3, 1844, to Nancy VanHorn. Issue : 

3969. *Dwight, born Nov. 16, 1845. 

3970. *William, born Feb. 28, 1847. 

3971. Mary E., born April 9, 1850, m. Feb. 7, 1870, Eugene Clause, and resides in C. Issue: 

Nettie, born April 29, 1871. 

3972. John, born Nov. 11, 1852, farmer at C, m. Dec. 28,. 1875, Nettie Childs. 

3973. George, born Feb. 19, 1855. 

3974. Lloyd, born April 20, 1858. 

3975. Charles, born March 19, 1860. 



183T. 

WILSON STEPHEN, of Centre Point, Linn CO., Iowa, undertaker and 
furniture dealer, (son of Stephen Bliss and Charlotte Bailey, of Springfield, 
Mass.,) was born in S., Jan. 1, 1813, and married in Covington, Pa., Jan. 
22, 1840, to Julia Eliza Whittman, — who was born in Elmira, N. Y., April 
7, 1822, — removed to Centre Point in 1855, and both are worthy members- 
of the Congregational Church. Issue : 
33 



258 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3976. *George Clinton, born Jan. 9, 1841. 

3977. Jane Elizabeth, born in Wellsborough, Pa., Dec. 7, 1843, m. in C. P., April 18, 1860, 

"Victor Gibson, miller, (b. in Wooster, O.) He d. at C. P., June 9, 1875, and she aft. 
married, Feb. 14, 1877, Dr. J. W. Megee, of Middle Grove, Mo. 

3978. *Edgab Franklin, born Oct 7, 1846. 

3979. Willis Wilson, born in C. P., Jan 31, 1860, died May 31, 1863. 



1840. 

WILLIAM T., of Wellsborough, Tioga Co., Pa., (son of Stephen Bliss 
and Charlotte Bailey, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Aug. 5, 1822, and 
married to Ruth Ritter. Issue : 

3980. William Sylvester, born July 1, 1858. 

3981. Charlotte E. 

1843. 

ELIJAH^., of Rochester, Vt., farmer, (son of Pliny Bliss and Hannah 
King, of R.,) was born at R., Oct. 30, 1811-12, and married Dec. 7, 1842, 
to Prudence Arnold, and died at R., Jan. 5, 1847. She was born in Bran- 
don, Vt., Feb. 14, 1814, daughter of Caleb Arnold, (boni in Clarendon, Vt., 
Oct. 29, 1770,) and Abigail Worth, (born in Starksboro.Vt., Sept. 28, 1776.) 
Issue : 

-3982. Julia M., born at R., Oct. 15, 1843,— resides at Brookfield, Vt. ~-— — ' 

The mother was afterwards married, Oct. 31, 1854, to Mr. Alanson Al- 
len, and resides at Brookfield, Vt. 



1844. 

CHESTER G., of Rochester, Vt., (son of Pliny Bliss and Hannah King, 

of R.,) was born at R., March 20, 1819-20, and married Sept. 16, 1849, to 

Electa A. Nason, who died Sept. 21, 1867. He died Oct. 7, 1865. He was 
a farmer. Issue born at R. : 

3983. Diana H., b. in Aug. 1850, m. May 21, 1873, Chester W. Smith, who d. in Florida, Oct. 7, 

1877. He was a son of Chester and Hannah Smith, and was born at Randolph, Vt., 
about 1847-8. She resides in Lexington, Mass., having one ch., Chester V. 

3984. Jennie, b. Aug. 24, 1852, m. March 2, 1875, LeRoy Ford, of Boston, Mass., and died in 

June, 1878. He is a son of Caleb F., and Susan G. Ford, and was b. at North Ber- 
wick, Me., about 1851. A ch., Jennie May. 

3985. Pliny C, b. Sept. 10, 1854, m. Dec. 26, 1875, Minnie A., dau. of George L. and Anna D. 

Noyce, who was born at Chelsea, Vt., Aug. 29, 1857. He is a marketman, and lives 
at Lowell, Mass. 

3986. Maria C, b. in Oct., 1856, m. Nov. 11, 1876, George Arthur Paine, of Lexington, Mass. 

She died in June or July, 1878, leaving a ch., Mabel, aged ab. three months. 



1845. 

STEBBLNS CLARK, of Riley, Clinton Co., Mich., farmer, (son of Dea. 
David Bliss and Samantha Griswold, of R.,) was born in Wilmington, Vt., 
April 19, 1814, and married Oct. 14, 1844, to Marilla Moore. She was born 
at Dorset, Vt., Oct. 16, 1824, and died at R., Dec. 26, 1868. [Mr. B. en- 
listed in the Union Army in 1861, in the First Mich. Engineers, and served 
three years.] Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 259 

3987. *George E., born in Vt., Jan. 11, 1846. 

3988. Mart E., b. in Vt., Feb. 14, 1849, m. Aug. 30, 1868, R. S. Temple, farmer, of DuPlain, 

Mich. 

3989. Clark E., b. in Mich., May 31, 1851, mechanic, at Fowler, Mich., m. Feb. 11, 1877, Ida 

J. Sherman. 

3990. Martha A., born in Mich., Sept. 11th, 1854, m. Dec. 22d, 1877, Matthew Hill, farmer, of 

Eagle, Michigan. 

3991. Frank F., born in Mich., June 14, 1857,— farmer at Riley,— unmarried. 



1853. 

DAVID PITNEY, of Riley, Clinton Co., Mich., (son of Dea. David Bliss 
and Samantha Griswold, of R.,) was born in Wilmington, Vt., March 24, 
1828, and married to Amanda M. Peck. She was b. in Ohio, June 23, 1833. 
He is a farmer. Issue, born in R. : 

3992. Eva, born July 6, 1854. 

3993. Herman, born April 22, 1861. 



1854. 

HORATIO SIMEON, of Riley, Clinton Co., Mich., farmer, (son of Dea. 
David Bliss and Samantha Griswold, of R.,) was born in Wilmington, Vt., 
April 17, 1830, and married July 3, 1859, to Lucinda Hildreth. She was 
born in Ulysses, N. Y., July 22, 1837. Issue : 

3994. Glenn H., born in R., Nov. 16, 1867. 



1855. 

AUGUSTUS LAMAR, farmer, of Jefferson, (Bethany P. O.) Harrison 
Co., Mo., (son of Dea. David Bliss and Samantha Griswold, of Riley, Mich.,) 
was born in Wilmington, Vermont, in Nov., 1833, — enlisted in the Union 
army in 1861, in the Fii-st Michigan Engineers, and served three years. 
He was married Nov. 18, 1867, to Ophelia M. Dickinson. She was born in 
Montague, Mass., Oct. 20, 1844. Issue: 

3995. Arthur A., born in Bethany, Mo., Jan. 30, 1869, died there April 11, 1870. 

3996. Grace L., born in J., Oct. 3, 1870. 

3997. Clyde O., born in B., April 3, 18f3. 

3998. Harriet S., born in J., Feb. 7, 1878. 



1857. 

SIDNEY JARED, of Riley, Mich., farmer, (son of Dea. David Bliss and 
Samantha Griswold, of R.,) was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., Sept. 2, 1839, 
and married Sept. 20, 1868, to Helen A. Jones. She was born at R., June 
9, 1848. Issue, born and resident at R. : 

3999. Dean, born Dec. 5, 1869. 

4000. Ervin, born Sept. 7, 1874. 

4001. Earl, born April 4, 1877. 



260 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1859. 

HENRY, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Calvin Bliss and Lucy Hale, of 
S.,) was born Dec. 8, 1789, and married Oct. 5, 1812, to Hannah, daughter 
of Joel and Hannah A. Webster, who was born at Enfield, Conn., about 
1789, and died Jan. 25, 1874. He died of apoplexy, Aug. 22, 1844. (S. 
R. Aug. 2d.) Issue : 

6002. Lucy, b. Aug. 17, 1813, m. Jan. 18, 1871, to Calvin B. Stebbins, farmer, and resides at 8. 

He was a son of Walter and Catharine Stebbins, and was b. at S., in 1807. 
4003. Hannah, born Jan. 20, 1818, died Jan. 20, 1852. 



1864. 

WILLIAM, of Cleveland, Ohio, (son of Stoughton Bliss and Zerviah 
White, of East Windsor, Conn.,) was born Jan. 3, 1790, and married May 
16, 1813, to Cynthia Wolcott, of E. W., a lineal descendant of Gov. Wol- 
cott, of Conn. She died at Cleveland in 1848. He died at C, Sept. 8, 1828. 
Issue : 

4004. *Albert Wolcott, born March 8, 1814, died Nov. 14, 1849. 

4005. Nancy Eliza, born at Cleveland, Jan. 15, 1817, died Sept. 17, 1842. 

4006. Louisa, born at C, June 2, 1819, — born blind, — lives at Bloomingdale, Mich. 

4007. Stoughton, b. at C, Feb. 18, 1823, m. in 1849, Maria Ami Sweet, who d. in 1850. (One 

child d. in infancy.) He resides at Cleveland, (22 Payne Block.) 

4008. *William S., born May 5, 1827. 



1865. 

PELATIAH, farmer, of Parma, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, (son of Stoughton 
Bliss and Zerviah White, of East Windsor, Conn.,) was born April 15, 1792, 
and married June 6, 1821, to Lucina Grant. She was born Aug. 6, 1798, 
and died Sept. 9, 1848. He died at P., March 31, 1866. Issue : 

4009. Nancy Grant, b. Aug. 24, 1823, m. June 6, 1841, Wm. C. Warner, who d. Dec. 22, 1852. 

She was aft. m. Jan. 12th, 1854, to Proctor Pearce, farmer, and res. at Bloomingdale, 
Mich. A child, stillborn, Nov. 18, 1854. / 

4010. A son, born in Dec, 1826, died unnamed. 



1868. • 

EDWARD, of Ovid, N. Y., cabinet maker, (son of Pitt Bliss and Sarah 
Burt, of Springfield, Mass., and Norfolk, Conn.,) was born April 14, 1791, 
and married Sept. 24, 1817, to Polly, daughter of George and Huldah Blake, 
of S. She was born Jan. 22, 1794, and was living in 1877. He died Nov. 
20, 1865. Issue : 

4011. *John Blake, born Sept. 28, 1818. 

4012. Julia Russell, b. Aug. 27, 1820, m. Sept. 8, 1841, William Pomeroy, cabinet maker, at 

Ovid. Issue,— all b. at O. : Hattie M., b. Jan. 19th, 1850, d. May 12th, 1869; Jennie 
Ellen, b. Nov. 8, 1853; William Edward, b. July 14, 1859. 

4013. Sarah Burt, b. April 3d, 1822, m. Dec. 2d, 1862, Clinton Johnson, farmer, and in 1865 

removed to Mich., where he d. Sept. 22, 1876. She now resides at Ovid. No issue. 

4014. Maria Rice, born July 2, 1827, died in 1833. 



NINTH GENERATION. 261 

1878. 

SIDNEY, of Mount Carroll, Carroll Co., HI., (son of Festus Bliss and 
Mary Rockwell, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born June 21, 1805, and mar- 
ried Nov. 25, 181:7, to Ann, daughter of John and Martha [Baker] Hesman. 
She was born in Sussex, England, Jan. 12, 1825. He died in 1870. Issue : 

4015. James S., born Aug. 3, 1849, died Sept. 4, 1850. 

4016. Mary Celia, born Oct. 7, 1850. 

4017. Martha Ellen, born Sept. 2, 1853. 

4018. "William Henkt, born Dec. 22, 1855. 

4019. John Festus, born Nov. 5, 1858. 



1879. 

LEWIS, of Mount Carroll, Carroll Co., 111., farmer, (son of Festus Bliss 
and Mary Rockwell, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Dec. 6, 1806, and m. 
Sept. 25, 1828, to Eliza, daughter of George W. and Ann R. Jenkins. She 
was born Feb. 28, 1810. He resided in Springfield till 1839, when he re- 
moved to Mount Carroll. Issue : 

4020. *George Jenkins, born Aug. 10, 1829. 

4021. Charles Nelson, born Jan. 19, 1833, died Sept. 28, 1835. 

4022. *Howard Festus, born Feb. 15, 1844. 



1882. 

Rev. SETH, of Boston, Mass., Brooklyn, N. Y., Jewett City, and Ber- 
lin, Conn., (son of Paul Bliss and Abigail Munn, of Springfield, Mass.,) 
was born April 23, 1793, educated at New Haven, Conn., and ordained as 
pastor of the Congregational Church at Jewett City, Conn., June 15, 1825. 
He removed to Boston in Dec, 1832, and the next year was elected Secre- 
tary of the American Tract Society at Boston, which office he held until 
1857, when he was elected to the same position in the New York National 
Society of the same name. He was married Dec. 15, 1824, to Jennette F., 
daughter of Joel and Eleanor (Strong) Root, of New Haven, Conn. She 
was born March 2, 1796. He died April 8, 1879. Issue : 

4023. *William Root, born Oct. 20, 1825. 

4024. *Frederick Emerson, born June 18, 1827. 

4025. *Robert, born Dec. 3, 1828. 

4026. George, twin with Robert, born at Jewett City, and died Aug. 31, 1830. 

4027. Jennette Root, b. June 17, 1831, m. June 1st, 1848, "William Henry Adams, of Boston, 

who died in 1858. 

4028. Charles Fearing, b. Nov. 23d, 1S32, d. of cholera, in Allahabud, Asia, April 10, 1861, 

— unmarried. 

4029. George, born at Boston, Nov. 16, 1835, died next day. 

4030. Eleazer Fitch, b. at B., Sept. 9, 1837, died July 16, 1842. He was instantly killed by 

being thrown from a carriage. 



1885. 

RALPH, of (25 Wadsworth st.,) Hartford, Conn., produce commission 
merchant, (a son of Paul Bliss and Nancy Collins, of Springfield, Mass.,) 



262 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

was born May 5, 1804, and married Aug. 10th, 1828, to Mary, daughter oi 
Giles and Mary Thompson, of Norfolk, Conn. She was born in March, 
1804, and died Sept. 25, 1833. Issue : 

4031. Frances Elizabeth, born May 19, 1829, died Nov. 11, 1847. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 13, 1834, to Louisa P. Thomp- 
son, a sister of his first wife. She was born Dec. 17, 1805, and died Nov. 
2, 1838. Issue : 

4032. Mart Thompson, born Aug. 28, and died Sept. 9, 1835. 

4033. James Thompson, born Nov. 15, 1836, died Jan. 3, 1837. 

The father was afterwards married Oct. 4, 1855, to Mary M., daughter of 
David C. and Matilda Truex, of Owego, N. Y. She was born Oct. 15, 1825. 



1887. 

ELIHU, of 430 Plane St., Newark, N. J., and of Bond St., N. Y., (son 
of Paul Bliss and Nancy Collins, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born June 11, 
1812, and married April 25, 1837, to Elizabeth W. Agens, of Newark. She 
was born Feb. 16, 1818, and died July 22, 1847. Issue : 

4034. Henry Day, born April 1, 1838, died Feb. 5, 1860. 

4035. William Collins, born March 10, 1841, died Dec. 3, 1843. 

4036. Irene Dwight, born Jan. 5, 1844. 

4037. Mary Gage, b. Feb. 3, 1846, m. Sept. 13, 1871, J. Nelson Day. Issue : Elihu Bliss Day, 

born Aug. 14, 1872 ; Florence Annie, born Feb. 22, 1875 ; Mabel Lucinda, born Sept. 
20, 1876. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 4, 1847, to Mary Ludlow Day, 
of Orange, N. J. She was born Dec. 10, 1822, and died Aug. 17th, 1849. 
[Both wives were adopted daughters of William Day, of Orange.] Issue : 

4038. Elizabeth Wilde, born Sept. 3, 1848, died Aug. 14, 1849. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 7, 1850, to Anna Shaw Lees, of 
Bloomfield, N. J., and had issue : 

4039. Emma Warrin, born Dec. 10, 1850, m. Jan. 24th, 1872, George H. Rose. Issue : Edith 

May, born May 7, 1874. 



1905. 

JUSTIN ASHLEY, of 301 Madison Ave., N. Y. City, merchant, (son of 
Genubath Bliss and Lucretia Ashley, of West Springfield, Mass.,) was b. 
at W. S., March 6, 1816, and married Jan. 30, 1849, to Miriam J. Elliott, 
daughter of Achilles H. Elliott and Mary Stannard, of Killingworth, Conn. 
She was born at Clinton, Conn., Dec. 29, 1815, and died at C, Dec. 15th, 
1850. No issue. He was afterwards married, Dec. 26, 1855, to Eveline 
Camfield Piatt, who was b. in New York, Dec. 15, 1822. Issue, b. in N. Y. : 

4040. Justine Adele, born May 18, 1858. 

4041. Ida Eveline, born Oct. 28, 1860. 



NINTH GENERATION. 263 

1910. 

ELIJAH, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and of 90 and 92 Thomas St., N. Y. City, 
(son of Elijah Bliss and Lucy VanHorn, of West Springfield, Mass.,) was 
born at W. S., Nov. 17, 1816, and married April '9, 1840, to Mary B. Case, 
of Hartford, Conn., where she was born, April 9, 1823. Issue : 

4042. Mart Jane, born at H., Jan. 15, 1843, died Feb. 25, 1854. 

4043. Frank Edward, born at B., March 14, 1847, graduated at Brown University, in 1868, — 

m. Oct. 19, 1875, Celestine Leture, and resides at B. No issue in 1877. 

4044. Charles Kirtland, born at B., Aug. 20, 1852, died Jan. 21, 1854. 

4045. Mary Beebe, born at B., June 17, 1855, m. March 18, 1875, ReY. Joseph B. Cleaver, and 

died in 1878. 

1911. 

BENJAMIN, of Hartford, Conn., merchant, (a son of Elijah Bliss and 
Lucy VanHorn, of West Springfield, Mass.,) was born at W. S., Sept. 21, 
1820, and married April 2, 1816, to Abby Goodrich Woodhouse, of Weth- 
ersfield, Conn., who was born Oct. 10, 1823. Issue : 

4046. Alice Goodrich, born April 22, 1848. 

4047. Edward Langdon, born Feb. 24, 1852. 

4048. Lizzie Cordis, born Sept. 11, 1856, died Jan. 4, 1860. 

4049. Frederick Spencer, born Jan. 4, 1861. 

4050. Grace Edith, born Nov. 3, 1863. 



1913. 

WILLIAM GIBSON, of Springfield, and Holyoke, Mass., dealer in stoves 

and house furnishing goods, (son of Caleb Bliss and Joanna Wilcox, of 

West Springfield,) was b. Oct. 25, 1814, and m. Oct. 7, 1840, to Maria R., 

daughter of Gibson and Rachel Montague. She was born at Granby, Mass., 
July 11, 1816. Issue : 

4051. *William Montague, born Oct. 23, 1849. 



1916. 

CALEB STRONG, of Chicopee, Mass., and of Lynchburgh, Va., firm of 
C. S. Bliss & Son, tin ware manufacturers, (son of Caleb Bliss and Joanna 
Wilcox, of West Springfield, Mass.,) was born Jan. 26, 1821, and married 
Oct. 24, 1844, to Hannah E., daughter of Benjamin and Polly Witt, of 
Granby, Mass., who was born Dec. 7, 1825. Issue : 

4052. George Henry, b. at Chicopee Falls, Mass., May 7th, 1848, m. at New York City, Jan. 
11, 1876, Emily A. Olliffe, of N. Y., who was b. Jan. 11, 1857. 



1917. 

CHARLES HENRY, civil engineer, Washington, D. C, (son of Caleb 

Bliss and Joanna Wilcox, of West Springfield, Mass.,) was born May 15, 

1823, and married June 1, 1852, to Chloe E. Danforth, who died March 5. 
1857. Issue : 



264 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4053. Carrie Lodisa, born March 4, 1853. 

4054. Amelia Ann, born May 9, 1855. 

The father was afterwards married in Washington, Dec. 25, 1861, to Eliza 
M. Seabuiy. No issue. Mr. Bliss was educated at Easthanipton Semi- 
nary, Mass., commenced engineering under Capt. John Childs, on the Con- 
necticut River R. R., and was engaged in engineering on railroads in New 
England, Ohio, New York, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, and Ten- 
nessee. He removed to Washington in 1861, and in 1867 was elected sur- 
veyor of the city by the Republicans, comprising the first colored vote ever 
cast in this countrv. 

1919. 

D WIGHT HOWARD, of Washington, D. C, (son of Caleb Bliss and 

Joanna Wilcox, of West Springfield Mass.,) was born Nov. 22, 1827, and 

married Oct. 4, 1864, to Mary F. Millikin, and died in W M April 7, 1869. 
Issue : 

4055. Nettie H., born Sept. 3, and d. Dec. 12, 1865. 

4056. Irene E., born Oct. 11, 1868. 

4057. Dwight Howard, jr., born March 14, and died April 17, 1869. 

The mother afterwards married a Mr. Mitchell, and now resides in Mitch- 
ellville, Md. 

1932. 

JAMES EDWARD, of Washington, D. C, son of Caleb Bliss and Jo- 
anna Wilcox, of West Springfield, Mass., was born July 5th, 1834, and 
married April 29, 1863, to Sylvia L. King, and died in W., Jan. 26, 1868. 
His widow now (1878) resides in W., 913 N. Y. Avenue. Issue : 

4058. Charles T., born Feb. 5, 1864. 

4059. Clifford King, born May 7, and died July 2, 1866. 

4060. James E., jr., born June 27, 1867. 



1923. 

JOSEPH TALCOTT, farmer, of Ludlow, Mass., and of Murray, Orleans 

Co., N. Y., (son of William Chapin Bliss and Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, 

Mass.,) was born Jan. 25, 1804, and married May 10th, 1827, to Hannah, 

daughter of Eliphalet and Lois Booth, of Ludlow, who died Nov. 10, 1865. 
Issue : 

4061. Mart, born Dec. 22, 1827, died Dec. 19, 1844. 

4062. *Julius, born Oct. 29, 1829. 

4063. Martha, born Nov. 16, 1831, died Sept. 18, 1849. 

4064. Lois, b. Aug. 13, 1833, m. Sept. 16, 1858, C. D. Crackbon, who died in the army, in 1861, 

leaving one child, Arthur Talcott, b. Aug. 30, 1859. She aft. m. March 23, 1868, J. 
W. Couzins, and d. June 24, 1873. No further issue. 

4065. Edwin B., b. July 25, 1835, died Oct. 9, 1849. 

4066. Eliza, b. April 13, 1837, m. Dec. 17, 1858, George C. Requa, and res. at Wethersfield, 111. 

4067. Janette, born April 5, 1839, m. March 14, 1875, George W. Swift, who d. Dec. 21, 1876. 

No issue. She resides at M. 

4068. *William Henry, born Dec. 2, 1841. 

4069. Joseph Talcott, born Aug. 26, 1843, died Sept. 5, 1844. 

4070. Mary Abiah, born Jan. 5, 1848, died Oct. 17, 1849. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 11, 1867, to Sarah A. Randolph. 



NINTH GENERATION. 265 

1924. 

MARTIN, of Kendall, Orleans Co., N. Y., comb maker, (son of William 
Chapin Bliss and Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born Aug. 30th, 

1805, and married Oct. 27, 1829, to Eunice Streeter, and died May 26, 1838. 
Issue : 

4071. Lavinia, bom Oct. 12, 1830, m. and had two or three ch., and died in Minn., about 1868. 

4072. *William Chapin, born July 3, 1832. 

4073. Lucy, born in 1835, m. William Andrews.Deerfield, Mich., — four or five children. 

4074. Alonzo, died young. 

4075. Marian, married in 1855, William Cannon, of Deerfield, Mich., and d. there Feb. 17, 1875. 

Issue : Mercy, b. about 1856-7 ; Mary, Martha, and Martin, b. about 1867. 



1935. 

WILLIAM, of Valdosta, Lowndes Co., Ga., carpenter, (son of William 
Chapin Bliss and Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born Dec. 28th, 
1806, and married to Orril Weatherbee, of Ludlow, Mass. Issue : 

4076. Oscar, died young. 

4077. Adelaide. 

4078. Orrel, (daughter,) married at Sand Hill, N. Y. (?) 

The father was afterwards married, in Georgia, and died Sept. 15, 1858. 
Issue : 

4079. A daughter, name unknown. 



1927. 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, mason, of Clarkson, Monroe Co., N. Y., (son 
of William Chapin Bliss and Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born 
Oct. 6, 1810, and married to Eliza Weed, of Utica, N. Y. He died March 
2, 1859. Issue : 

4080. Emogene. 

4081. Jefferson, died in 1841. 

4082. Geneve Loretta, born in Aug. 1846. 

4083. Gertrude Annette, twin with Geneve Loretta. 

4084. Charles W., born in 1849, resides in Kendall, N. Y.,— unmarried in 1S78. 



1928. 

MOSES, farmer, of Deerfield, Lenawee Co., Mich., (a son of William 
Chapin Bliss and Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born Oct. 14th, 
1812, and married Oct. 31, 1837, to Mercy Webster, of Kendall, N. Y., who 
was born Jan. 1, 1819. Issue: 

4085. *Oscar, born in K., Sept. 13, 1838. 

4086. Francis, born in Rushville, 111., March 2, and died July 30, 1840. 

4087. *Webster, born in Potosi, Wis., July 17, 1842. 

4088. *Martin, born in Sweeden, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1845. 

4089. Abiah, born in K., April 18, 1847, married Jan. 1, 1873, Orrin French. 

4090. *E. K., born in K., Oct. 20, 1849. 

4091. Frances, born in K., June 12, 1851, married Sept. 16th, 1873, Benjamin Sisson. Issue : 

Mary Louise, born Sept. 5, 1875. 

4092. Benjamin Franklin, born in Blissfield, Mich., July 18, 1858, died April 22, 1863. 

4093. Horace, born in Blissfield, Feb. 25, 1861, died May 22, 1863. 

34 



266 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1930. 

ZELOTES, mason, of , Wis., (a son of William Chapin Bliss and 

Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born March 3, 1817, married to 
Louisa Powell, of Orleans, N. Y., and had issue : 

4094. Emilt, born about 1842, married Joseph R. Maddox. 

4095. Morris. 

4096. Marian Livana, died in infancy. 

4097. Oscar, born ab. 1845, was an orderly Sergeant in the Union army under Gen. Burnside, 

and was killed near Petersburg, Va., in 1864-5, set. 19 years. 

4098. Marietta, born about 1852. 



1931. 

EDWIN, carpenter, of Holly, N. Y., (son of William Chapin Bliss and 
Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born July 13, 1819, and married 

May 30, 1849, to Mary A., daughter of Horace Seymour, of Hadley, Mass. 

Issue : 

4099. Ellen S., b. Sept. 28, 1850, m. in Oct., 1866, George W. Ruggles, and res. in Charlotte, 

Monroe Co., N. Y. 

4100. Henry Dwight, b. June 27, 1855, a student (1877,) in Cornell University, at Ithaca, N. Y. 



1935. 

FRANCIS, of Downeyville, Sierra Co., Cal., (son of William Chapin 

Bliss and Phebe Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass.,) was born Dec. 20, 1828, and 

married Nov. 16, 1851, to Louisa Barnes, removed to California in 1863, 

engaged in the gold and silver mining business, and died at D., Aug. 23, 
1874. Issue: 

4101. George Kendall, born in Oct., 1852, — a teacher. 

4102. Julius Chapin, born in July, 1854,— a teacher, res. at Trinidad, Humboldt (?) Co., Cal. 



1940. 

STEPHEN NOYES, of Belle Plaine, Scott Co., Minn., mason and farmer, 
(son of Francis Bliss and Nancy J. Harrington, of B. P.,) was b. at Spring- 
lield, Mass., Dec. 22, 1830, enlisted in the Union army as a private dur- 
ing the great rebellion, and served with much credit and distinction. He 
was married Jan. 1, 1869, to Emily Ann, daughter of William and So- 
phronia Yates. She was born at Hamilton, Indiana, Sept. 24, 1847, and d. 
July 26, -1872. Issue : 

4103. Allis Viola, born at B. P., March 17, 1870. 

4104. Lois Irene, born at Jordan, Minn., April 9, and died July 14, 1872. 

The father was afterwards married, March 21, 1874, to Margaret Russell, 
daughter of Alexander G. and Janet McConnell, — (all born in Scotland) 
— of Blakeley, Minn. Issue : 

4105. Helen Janet, born at Jordan, Minn., July 23, 1875. 

4106. Francis Alexander, born at Blakeley, Aug. 30, and died Nov. 9, 1876. 

4107. A daughter, born Oct. 23, 1877. 



NINTH GENERATION. 267 

1941. 

WENTWORTH HARRINGTON, of Panora, Guthrie Co., Iowa, (son of 
Francis Bliss and Nancy J. Harrington, of Belle Plaine, Minn.,) was born 
in Springfield, Mass., April 5, 1833, removed to Minnesota about 1855-6, 
and was married at Minneapolis, Minn., July 3, 1868, to Mrs. Ellen C. 
Church. He is a farmer and carpenter. Issue : 

4108. Eli, born Dec. 1, 1869. 

4109. Josiah, bom Oct. 23, 1871. 

4110. Hiram, born Aug. 22, 1874. 

4111. William L., born Dec. 13, 1876. 

1943. 

ANDREW JACKSON, of Belle Plaine, (P. O. New Prague,) Scott Co., 
Minn., (son of Francis Bliss and Nancy J. Harrington, of Springfield, 
Mass., and Belle Plaine,) was born Feb. 24, 1837, and enlisted in the Un- 
ion army, as a private, during the great rebellion. He was married at 
B. P., Jan. 10, 1861, to Mrs. Mary Maria Esterbrook. He is a farmer and 
teacher. Issue, bom at B. P. : 

4112. Edwin, born April 28, and died Aug. 3, 1865. 

4113. Lois Abiah, born June 18, 1866, died in July, 1867. 

4114. Esther Abiah, born Sept. 20, 1870. 

The father was afterwards married in Oct., 1879, to Miss Annie Wasta. 



1952. 

PELATIAH, of Lansingburgh, N. Y., (son of Luther Bliss and Mary 
Ann Walsh, of L.,) was born Feb. 22, 1820, and married Nov. 1, 1848, to 
Mary E., daughter of Elias Parmelee, of L., and d. Nov. 25, 1852. Issue : 

4115. Fanny, b. at L., July 17, 1850, m. John L. GMlespy, merchant, of Troy, N. T., and died 

May 1, 1876, leaving two infant daughters. 

4116. Luther, born Oct. 28, 1852, died Sept. 24, 1853. 

4117. Mary Ann, twin with Luther, m. in May, 1871, Rev. E. A. Reed, of Springfield, Mass., 

— two children, a son and a daughter. 



1957. 

GEORGE, of Shelburne and Brandon, Vt., and of Santa Barbara, Cal., 
(son of Moses Bliss and Sophia Isham, of Shelburne,) was born at Bur- 
lington, Vt., Feb. 23, 1824, and married at Essex, Vt., Feb. 23, 1857, to 
Mary A., daughter of Byron and Mary Stevens, of Painesville, Vt. He re- 
sided at Shelburne ten years, a farmer ; thence removed to Brandon, where 
he remained nearly nine years, a merchant ; and thence removed to Santa 
Barbara, where he is engaged in fruit raising. Issue : 

4118. James Byron, born at Shelburne, Feb. 4, 1858, died March 30, 1862. 

4119. Frank Stevens, born at S., Oct. 9, 1S59. 

4120. Charles Isham, born at S., Sept. 20, 1861. 

4121. George Yeomans, born at S., March 12, 1864. 

4122. Mary Sophia, born at S., Nov. 14, 1865. 

4123. Emily Gould, born at Brandon, Nov. 17, 1869. 

4124. Fanny Adelaide, born at B., Nov. 1, 1873, died Aug. 24, 1874. 

4125. Anna Isham, born at B., March 13, 1875. 



268 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1972. 

JOSEPH, farmer, of Windsor, Vt., and of Claremont, N. H., 1852, (son 
of Noah Bliss and Alice Leavens, of Brimfield and Warren, Mass.,) was 
born at Warren, May 9, 1793, and m. at Reading, Vt., March 2, 1830, to 
Martha L., daughter of Benjamin and Ellen Buck, of R., where she was 
born, July 13, 1795. She died in Windsor, Feb. 22, 1845. He died in C, 
May 15, 1874. Issue : 

4126. Martha Maria, b. at Wethersfield, Vt., Nov. 30, 1830,— was a teacher. She died at C, 

November 23, 1857. 

4127. Frances F., born at Windsor, July 13, 1832, died at W., April 1, 1835. 

4128. Augusta A., b. at W., Feb. 28, 1834, m. Oct. 27, 1864, Mr. Fred. Haubrick, merchant, of 

Claremont. 

4129. Fidelia H., b. at W., Feb. 20, 1836, m. March 20, 1862, Edwin Leet, farmer, of C, who 

died Sept. 12, 1867. She d. Nov. 20, 1869. 

4130. Annie E., born at W., April 25, 1838, — an elocutionist, — resides at C, unmarried. 



1974. 

ELISHA, farmer, of Warren, Mass., (a son of Noah Bliss and Alice 
Leavens, of Brimfield and Warren, Mass.,) was born in W., April 21, 1800, 
and married May 5, 1846, to Harriet, daughter of Sewell and Harriet Dow, 
of New Braintree, Mass., who was born May 5, 1816. Issue : 

4131. Calvin, b. May 25, 1847, farmer, of Warren, m. Dec. 29, 1875, Eliza Falconer (daughter 

of Dea. Dauphin) Brown, of Brimfield, where she was b. March 28, 1841. No issue 
in 1877. 

4132. Hattie Jane, born Dec. 16, 1854, — is a teacher. 



1975. 

RUFUS, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Noah Bliss and Alice Leav- 
ens, of Brimfield and Warren,) was born in W., Dec. 29, 1804, and mar- 
ried April 1, 1829, to Lavina, daughter of Windsor and Alice Drury, who 
was born Feb. 18, 1808, at Brookfield, Mass. Issue : 

4133. *Francis Delos, born Aug. 13, 1830. 

4134. Calvin Gardner, born June 27, 1832, died April 16, 1867, unmarried. 

4135. Henry Drurt, born March 11, 1835, died April 17, I860, unmarried. 

4136. Lavina Augusta, b. Aug. 12, 1838, m. March 2, 1858, Benjamin F. Stone, of W., and died 

in 1860. He is a son of Randall Stone, and was born in Llndorhill, Vt., in 1829-30. 

4137. Warren Rufus, b. Nov. 21, 1842,— of New Haven, Conn., (32 Mansfield st.,) m. Nellie 

Weller, of Conn., and works for Winchester Arms Co. 



1976. 

SAMUEL, of West Brookfield, Mass., carpenter and farmer, (son of 
Samuel Bliss and Mary Shepherd, of W. B.,) was born at Warren, Mass., 
March 3, 1788, and married to Abigail, daughter (by his first marriage) of 
Deacon Jonathan Jennings. She was born in South Brookfield, in 1789, 
and was living in 1877. He died at W. B., May 3, 1873. Issue : 

4138. Daniel, born at W. B., Nov. 25, 1814,— a farmer, at Warren, — unmarried. 

4139. Abigail, born at Warren, Aug. 6, 1818, resides at W. B., unmarried. 

4140. Emily E., born at Warren, Aug. 5th, 1824, m. April 15, 1862, James Paige, farmer, and 

resides at West Brookfield. He is a son of Charles and Lydia Paige, and was born 
at Hardwick, Vt.,about 1804-5. 



NINTH GENERATION. 269 

1980. 

LEVI, of West Brookfield, Mass., farmer, (a son of Samuel Bliss and 
Mary Shepherd, of W. B.,) was born at that place, April 20, 1798, married 
to Joanna Amidon, of South Wilbraham, Mass., and d. May 22, 1867. Issue : 

4141. Samuel, born in 1827, m. Sylvia C. Coombs, — was a manufacturer of boots and shoes, in 

company with his brother, Levi A. He enlisted in Co. K., 7th Conn. Volunteers, 
September 12, 1861, and died at Beaufort, S. C, of chronic diarrhea, Aug. 22, 1863. 

4142. Levi A., (Dr.,) married Lydia A. Coombs, (sister to Sylvia C.,) and is a homeopathic 

physician, at East Woodstock, Connecticut. He enlisted in Co. K., Seventh Conn. 
Volunteers, Sept. 12, 1861, and served three years, being with his Regiment during 
its every engagement, the first two years, and was sick in the Hospital the third year. 
No issue. 

4143. Mary E., died in childhood. 

4144. David W., died in childhood. 

4145. John L., resides in Minnesota. Enlisted in a Minn. Artillery Regiment during the great 

rebellion. 

4146. Pebmelia E., m. Charles Reed, of Minnesota. Issue : two sons, Charles and Bertie. 

4147. Mart T., married Edward Brooks, of Minnesota, — five children. 

4148. Lyman B., born in 1843, enlisted in the 20th Mass. Volunteers, during the great rebellion, 

was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and died in Minaesota, unmarried. 



1993. 

RENSSELAER, of North Brookfield, Mass., edge tool manufacturer, (a 
son of Oliver Bliss and Betsey Works, of Warren, Mass.,) was born Nov. 
30, 1802, and married Sept. 22, 1824, to Maria [Bowen,] daughter of Cal- 
vin and Theodotia [Barrett] Gilbert, of West Brookfield. She was born 
May 4, 1807, and died Sept. 16, 1855. Issue : 

4149. *Geobge Warren, born Dec. 30, 1826. 

4150. *Lucien Emerson, born Aug. 13, 1830. 

4151. *Oliver, born Dec. 3, 1833. 

4152. Calvin Gilbert, b. Jan. 17, 1838,— edge tool manufacturer, North Brookfield,— married 

December 7th, 1872, Mrs. Eliza Jane Deane. She is a daughter of Samuel W. and 
Hannah Holmes, and was born at New Braintree, Mass., in 1839. No issue in 1877. 

4153. *Henry Rensselaer, born April 9, 1840. 

4154. *Charles Whitman, born Aug. 16, 1843. 

4155. Mary Elizabeth, born Feb. 21, 1845, m. Oct. 8, 1865, Charles H. Rice, of Athol Centre, 

Mass., son of Henry and Mary E. Rice, (b. at Barre, Mass., in 1837.) 

4156. Ambeose, born June 16, and died Oct. 26, 1848. 

4157. Myron Augustus, born April 20, 1853, died Oct. 9, 1856. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 4th, 1857, to Sarah Semantha, 
daughter of John and Alzina Raymore, of Ontario, N. Y., who was born 
in O., in 1826. He died Jan. 4, 1871. 



1995. 

CHARLES, of Warren, Mass., edge tool manufacturer, (a son of Oliver 
Bliss and Betsey Works, of W.,) was born at that place, Sept. 16th, 1806, 
and married April 19, 1832, to Louisa, daughter of Thomas and Abigail 
Damon, of W. She was born June 27, 1809, and died March 13, 1842. Is- 
sue, one son, — 



270 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4158. Czar Marshall, b. Oct. 19, 1837, married in Boston, May 27, 1860, (by Barron Stow,) to 

Sarah M. Read. She is a daughter of Reuben Read, and was b. in W. in 1837-8. He 
was afterwards m. in Boston, (by Joseph Tilman, J. P.,) Oct. 22, 1872, to Henrietta 
Abrams. (?) She is a daughter of Abram and Rosella Goulston, and was born in 
Germany in 1846. He died at No. 47 Hudson st., Boston, Mass., April 10, 1875, of 
pneumonia. Family, if any, unknown. 

The father was afterwards married, March 11, 1845, to Olive Hartwell, 
daughter of John and Mary Tucker, of Canton, Mass., where she was b. 
in 1815-16. She died in W., Aug. 14, 1864. Issue : 

4159. Edward Hartwell, born Aug. 21, 1850, died Jan. 11, 1858. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 16, 1867, to Mercy D. Joyce, of 
Roxbury, Mass. She was a daughter of Samuel C. and Jane E. Joyce, and 
was born at St. Stephens, N. B., in 1832. 



1998. 

Dr. MORGAN, of Sparta, Ohio, physician, (son of Dr. David Porter 
Bliss and Polly Vantress, of S.,) married Mary Hannam, and died Feb. 4, 
1835. Issue : 

4160. *Edward L., died Dec. 6, 1863. 



2001. 

MASON, of Sparta, Ohio, farmer, (son of Dr. David Porter Bliss and 
Polly Vantress, of S.,) was born in N. Y. State, in 1813, and married in 
1838 to Caroline Marvin, who was born in Connecticut in 1821. She died 
in S., Jan. 8, 1870. He died in S. Dec. 5, 1870. Issue, born in S. : 

4161. L. Mansfield, born in 1841, died at S., Oct. 2, 1848. 

4162. *David Porter, born in 1843. 

4163. Ellen A., born in 1846, m. June 13, 1869, Henry Hulse, merchant, of S. 

4164. Orlando, born in 1S49, died at S., Sept. 25, 1851. 

4165. Isabella M., born May 1, 1852. 

4166. Stanley E., born Sept. 22, 1855, and resides at S., m. Feb. 1st, 1878, Matilda Busche. 



2002. 

PORTER, of Sparta, Ohio, merchant, (son of Dr. David Porter Bliss 
and Polly Vantress, of S.,) was born in N. Y. State, Aug. 5, 1816-17, and 
married, Nov. 18, 1840, to Maria H. Pierce. She was born in N. Y. City, 
Jan. 22, 1824. He died at S., Aug. 22, (28?) 1863. Issue, born at S. : 

4167. Charles M., b. July 26, 1843, m. Dec. 31, 1877, Frances Stanbery, and is a book-keeper, 

at Newark, Ohio. 

4168. *Eugene, born Nov. 14, 1847. 

4169. Ferdinand A., born Sept. 25th, 1851, merchant, at Stoneboro, Pa., married Oct. 5, 1875, 

Maggie Stewart. 

4170. Eleanor, born Feb. 20, 1854, resides at S. 

4171. Augusta, born Dec. 7, 1857, died at S., Feb. 15, 1875. 

4172. Porter, born Feb. 14, 1859,— a clerk at S. 



NINTH GENERATION. 271 

2003. 

Gen. LESTER, of Delphos, Ohio, attorney at law, (son of Dr. David 
Porter Bliss and Polly Vantress, of Sparta, Ohio,) was born at Coopers- 
town, N. Y., in 1818, removed to Ohio when a child, received a good edu- 
cation, partly at College, studied law, and entered the practice at Sidney, 
O., thence removed to Lima, O., where he speedily took his place at the 
head of the bar, not only of his own county but of that section of the State, 
and became a recognized leader among men ; held the office of Prosecut- 
ing Attorney of Allen Co., O. ; also represented his county in the Genei-al 
Assembly of 1852-3, where he was the leader of the Democratic party ; in 
1853 was nominated as candidate for Lieut. Governor of the State, but 
withdrew from the ticket and accepted the position of Superintendent of 
the Ohio and Ind. R. R., (now the P. F. and C. R. R.,) which road was 
built under his supervision. He was the first Mayor of Delphos, in 1850. 
From 1850 to about 1858, he was engaged in the foundry business in Del- 
jjhos, — a pioneer in that line of- business ; in 1858 he commenced fanning; 
in 1861 entered the U. S. army as Quartermaster in the 118th Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry, and was promoted to Major, and Lieut. Colonel. At the close 
of the war of the rebellion he resumed farming and stock-raising, — thor- 
ough-bred Short-Horn cattle being his specialty. Gen. Bliss was married 
in 1844, to Belinda Hoover. She was born in Ohio in 1822, and died in 
1848, leaving issue : 

4173. *David M., born in Lima, O., July 17, 1845. 

4174. Lester LeGrand, born in Lima, Oct. 29, 1847, died in 1869, at the very opening of his 

manhood ; he was a talented young man, and his death was deeply regretted by all. 

The father was afterwards married, in 1849, to Adulia Curtis. She was 
born in New York, in 1817, and died in 1853. Issue : 

4175. Charles C, b. at Lima, July 17, 1850, studied medicine with Dr. Wagner, at Delphos, 

1870 ; attended medical lectures at Bellevue Medical College, from September, 1872, 
to March 1, 1874, practiced till the Fall of 1877, was a short time engaged in the 
manufacture of paper, and in the Spring of 1878 purchased a farm. He was m. 
Feb. 8, 1876-7, to Sophronia O. Herrick, of Mount Gilead, O. 

The father was afterwards married in 1857, to Harriet Hoover. 



2006. 

ABNER, of Georgia, Vt., farmer, (son of Abner Bliss and Miriam Dee, 
of G.,) was born in G., Oct. 2, 1796, and married Sept. 17, 1820, to Char- 
lotte Davis, who was born in Milton, Vt., May 13, 1801, and died Sept. 27, 
1821. He was afterwards married Feb. 1, 1824, to Eloise A. Nichols. She 
was born in G., Sept. 9, 1804, and died Jan. 19, 1861. Issue : 

4176. Charlotte, born Nov. 28, 1824, died March 9, 1826. 

4177. *Orville 8., born June 27, 1826. 

4178. Harriet A., born Oct. 21, 1828, m. Jan. 31, 1856, Jared Dee, of Georgia. 

4179. Edward C, born March 20, 1831, — a carpenter and joiner, died at San Marciel, Mexico, 

June 2, 1869, leaving a widow and two daughters, names unknown. 



272 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4180. Edgab E., born July 29, 1835, died June 20, 1858. 

4181. *Frederic P., born Dec. 31, 1839. 

4182. George A., b. Aug. 18, 1843, — printer, — enlisted in Co. B., 1st Vermont Cavalry, during 

the great rebellion, and died at Fairfax C. H., Va., June 1, 1863. 

The father was afterwards married, May 21, 1863, to Susan Merritt Good- 
rich. She was born in G., Sept. 23, 1799, and died Nov. 30, 1870. He died 
in G., May 1, 1872. 

2008. 

ALBERT, Georgia, Vt., farmer, merchant and hotel keeper, (son of Ab- 
ner Bliss and Miriam Dee, of G.,) was born in G., April 26, 1801, and m., 
Jan. 28, 1828, to Hannah C. Nichols, who died Jan. 27, 1829. He was af- 
terwards married, Oct. 28, 1831, to Harriet Hotchkiss, who was born in G. 
in 1805, and now (1878) resides at Georgia Plain. He was for nearly thirty 
years proprietor of Bliss 1 Hotel, in G., — and in 1864 he removed to Lena, 
111., where he died Feb. 13, 1870. Issue, born in Georgia : 

4183. *Cornelius V., [sup. nat. son, by Betsey Taylor,] b. at Georgia, June 15, 1825, d. July 

9, 1872. 

4184. Charlotte J., b. March 11, 1833, m. May 26, 1864, George Y. Leonard, clerk, of Sioux 

City, Iowa. He was b. in Watertown, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1839. Issue: 1. Cyrus Bliss 
Leonard, b. at Point Douglas, Minn., Nov. 10, 1865, d. at Rochester, Minn., Sept. 24, 
1866. 2. George Albert, b. at Rochester, Nov. 2, 1868. 3. Catharine Emily, b. at 
Point Douglas, July 4, 1870. 

4185. Miriam J., born Dec. 14, 1835, m. April 23, 1877, Hon. Cephas A. Hotchkiss, farmer, of 

Georgia Plain, where she d. Jan. 22, 1878. No issue. 

4186. * Albert, jr., born Nov. 4, 1837. 

4187. Emily V., bom March 5, 1842, m. Dec. 27, 1871, Dr. Robert M. Keever, dentist, and res. 

in Freeport, 111. No issue in 1878. 
41S8. *Ctrus H., born May 10, 1844. 



2011. 

ERASTUS, farmer, of Georgia and Milton, Vt., (son of Abner Bliss and 
Miriam Dee, of G.,) was born Feb. 10, 1809, and married Sept. 15, 1839, 
to Mary Bull, who died Feb. 16, 1854. Issue : 

4189. Homer E., b. Oct. 17, 1840, enlisted Dec. 19, 1861, in the Union army, in Company A, 1st 

Vermont Cavalry, during the great rebellion, and died at Hagerstown, Md., Aug. 7, 
1863, of wounds received in action. 

4190. Helen J., born Dec. 16, 1843,— a teacher, and resides at G. 

4191. Gertrude M., born Dec. 28, 1846. 

4192. Mart L., born Dec. 13, 1848. 

The father was afterwards married, May 15, 1854, to Caroline Curtis. 
Issue : 

4193. Sarah M., born Jan. 22, 1855. 

4194. William H., born March 20, 1856,— a tinsmith, at Milton. 



2013. 

STEPHEN, of Georgia, Vt., and of Utica, Wis., farmer, (son of Solo- 
mon Bliss and Betsey Davis, of G.,) was born in G., Nov. 17, 1794, — was 
a three months man in the war of 1812. He was married Dec. 29, 1816, to 
Gratia Moore, who died of a cancer, Feb. 27, 1832. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 273 

4195. *Seymour Eggleston, born at Kendall, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1817. 

4196. Rhoda Maria, born at G., Jan. 16, 1820, m. Feb. 20, 1843, Charles I. Williams, farmer. 

4197. Harriett Ann, born in G., Oct. 2, 1823, m. Oct. 6, 1851, Andrew J. Weeks, farmer, of 

Sweeden, N. Y. 

The father was afterwards married, March 9, 1834, to Angelina Pattee, 
(born in 1813,) removed to Winnebago Co., Wis., in 1850, and died at 
Omro, Wis., Aug. 22, 1868. She now (1877) resides with her son Charles 
N., at Osage, Iowa. Issue : 

4198. Gratia Moore, b. in G., March 31, 1835, m. Feb. 6, 1854, Augustus Hammond, farmer, 

of Poygan, Wis., where she died Sept. 13, 1870, — four children. 

4199. Melissa Melvina, b. in G., Feb. 5, 1837, m. Oct. 22, 1853, Charles Hammond, farmer, of 

Omro, Wis., (one ch.) She aft. married in 1864, Bela Hammond, farmer, of Poygan, 
Wis., — three children. 

4200. Cordelia Arethusa, b. in G., June 20, 1839, m. Jan. 9, 1858, C. Fred. Jewett, farmer, 

of Rushford, Wis., — five children. 

4201. Clarissa Elizabeth, born in G., May 7, 1841, m. in Nov. 1867, H. J. Pierce, farmer, of 

Poygan, and resides at Clear Lake, Iowa, — one child. 

4202. Angelina Matilda, born in G., Oct. 11, 1843, died in Utica, Wis., Aug. 18, 1851. 

4203. *Orrin Edwin, born in G., April 6, 1846, resides in Staceyville, Iowa. 

4204. Charles Nelson, born in Utica, Wis., Nov. 20, 1853, became an excellent and popular 

teacher in the public school. He was m. April 3, 1877, to Emma McGhan, of Osage, 
Iowa, where he now resides. 



2014. 

SOLOMON, jr., of Georgia, Vt., (son of Solomon Bliss and Betsey Da- 
vis, of G.,) was born Jan. 3, 1797, and married to Huldah, daughter of 
Abel and Sarah (Frppin) Carpenter. She was born April 15, 1793, and d. 
June 26, 1876. He died Oct. 6, 1862. He represented the town in the Ver- 
mont Legislature two years. Issue : 

4205. *Abel, born June 29, 1814. 

4206. Sarah E., born May 19, 1819, married Dec. 17, 1837, ( ?) Curtis B. Hubbard, of Swanton, 

Vt., and died Dec. 7, 1843. 



2016. 

SIDNEY, of Georgia, Vt., (son of Solomon Bliss and Betsey Davis, oi 
G.,) was born July 31, 1802, and married July 26, 1835, to Lantha Lamb, 
who died Feb. 11, 1852. He afterwards married Feb. 27, 1853, Almeda 
Bates, daughter of Asahel and Chloe (Dickinson) Story. She was born 
June 28, 1822. He died Oct. 19, 1864. Issue : 

4207. Frederic Sidney, born Aug. 24, 1855,— resides in G., unmarried. 

4208. Ida Mat, born July 14, 1857,— resides in G., unmarried. 



3018. 

SOLOMON EARL, of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, farmer, (son of Loomis 
Bliss and Elizabeth Studley, of M.,) was born April 10, 1808, and married 
July 10, 1836, to Mary Louisa, daughter of Calvin and Polly Gains. She 
was born June 7, 1815. He died June 10, 1874. Issue, born at M.: 
35 



274 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4209. Tirzah Ann, born Dec. 4, 1837, died at M., Dec. 8, 1852. 

4210. Lovisa M., born April 9, 1840, m. Feb. 17, 1863, Azariah E. Billington, farmer, of M. 

4211. *Austin Jerome, born March 25, 1842. 

4212. Amy R., bora Feb. 10, 1844, m. March 10, 1870, Levi Barnard, farmer, of Ionia, Mich. 

4213. Minerva A., born July 22, 1846, m. Sept. 26, 186 ... , Fordice Augustus Cady, farmer, 

of M. He was b. Feb. 24th, 1845, enlisted in Co. D., 105th Ohio Volunteers, during 
the great rebellion, and was at one time a prisoner in rebel hands. 

4214. *Oscar W., born May 5, 1855. 



2030. 

ZEN AS, of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, farmer, (son of Loomis Bliss and 

Susannah Farwell, of M.,) was born in Georgia, Vt., Feb. 26, 1812, and 

married in 1840, to Mrs. Julia E. Harris, daughter of Eliphalet and Matilda 

Follet. She was born in M., Nov. 14, 1820, and died at that place, Nov. 
16, 1844. Issue : 

4215. Sarah M., born in M., Nov. 23, 1841. 

4216. Julia C, born in M., April 9, 1844, died there March 24, 1861. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov, 28, 1849, to Lucretia, daughter 
of Isaac and Sally Bartholomew. She was born in Harpersfield, O., Sept. 
6, 1811, and died at M., in November, 1863. Issue : 

4217. Homer, born in M., April 22, 1852, died Aug. 19, 1858. 



2021. 

HARLOW, of Noi-th Hyde Park, Vt., farmer, (son of Loomis Bliss and 
Susannah Farwell, of Madison, Ohio,) was born Feb. 23, 1815, and married 
Nov. 5, 1837, to Caroline, daughter of Bridgman and Huldah Grout, of 
Cambridge, Mass., who was born Jan. 9, 1817. Issue : 

4218. Charles H., born June 23, 1840. 



2022. 

FREDERICK, of North Hyde Park, Vt., farmer, (a son of Loomis Bliss 
and Susannah Fai'well, of Madison, O.,) was born April 9, 1817, and mai'- 
ried Dec. 27th, 1840, to Louisa, daughter of Bridgman and Huldah Grout, 
who was born April 2, 1820. Issue : 

4219. Delia, born Nov. 13, 1842. 

4220. Nellie. 

2023. 

REUBEN, of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, farmer, (son of Loomis Bliss and 
Susannah Farwell, of M.,) was born May 27, 1820, and married Oct. loth, 
1851, to J. Ann, daughter of Rev. Enoch and Joanna Hunting, who was 
born Dec. 23, 1827. Issue : 

4221. Willis Reuben, born June 20, 1852, — unmarried. 

4222. *Wilman Hunting, twin with Willis R. 

4223. Albert Looms, bora May 13, 1857, died Aug. 3, 1874. 



NINTH GENERATION. 275 

2025. 

Rev. DANIEL, D.D., missionary of the A. B. C. F. M., at Beirut, Syria, 
Asia, (a son of Loomis Bliss and Susannah Farwell, of Madison, O.,) was 
born in Georgia, Vt., Aug. 17, 1823, graduated at Amherst, Mass., in 1852, 
at Andover in 1855, was ordained in October of the same year, and is now 
(1877,) President of the Syrian Protestant College at Beirut. He was mar- 
ried Nov. 23, 1855, to Abby M. "Wood. She is a daughter of Joel Wood, 
and was born at Westminster, Mass., about 1830. Issue : 

4224. Mart, 'born Jan. 7, 1857. ' 

4225. Frederick Jones, born Jan. 22, 1859,— in College, at Amherst, in 1877. 
422G. Howard Sweetser, born Dec. 6, 1860. 

4227. William Tyler, born Nov. 26, 1864. 



2027. 

WARREN, of Geneseo, Livingston Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Moses 

Bliss and Sally Moulton, oi Madison, Ohio,) was born in 1802, and married 

in 1824 to Nancy Roberts. She died April 28, 1878, set. 72 years. He died 
July 27, 1878. Issue : 

4228. Mart, married Arthur Kemp, of Augusta, Mich. 

4229. Sarah, died ast. about 16 years. 

4230. *Shepard, born about 1830. 

4231. Jane, died of consumption in 1863. 

4232. Hettie, married Hiram Verdenburg, of Middleville, Mich. 

4233. Maria, married John Farron, of Lawton Station, Mich. 

4234. *William, born about 1835. 

4235. *Henrt, born in 1838. 

4236. Elizabeth, married Henry Lanphere, of Geneseo. 

4237. Isabell, married Frank Lockwood, of G. 

4238. Caroline. 

4239. John, born about 1S45, enlisted in the Union army during the great rebellion, and died of 

brain fever, Jan. 2, 1863. 

4240. *Frank, born in 1850. 



2028. 

JAMES, of Madison, Lake Co., Ohio, farmer, (son of Moses Bliss and 
Sally Moulton, of M.,) was born Feb. 1, 1803, and married in 1836, to Isa- 
bella, daughter of William Wright. She was born March 18, 1818, and d. 

Nov. 8, 1851. Issue: 

4241. Horace, born June 7, 1840. 

4242. Henry, born March 16, 1842, resides in M. 

4243. Martha, born March 23, 1844. 

4244. Owen, born Nov. 7, 1845, resides in M. 

The father was afterwards married, May 18, 1854, to Sophia H. Cole, but 
had no further issue in 1859. 



2030. 

JEREMIAH, of Madison, Lake Co., O., farmer, (son of Moses Bliss and 
Sally Moulton, of M.,) was born Feb. 17, 1808, and married Sept. 5, 1839, 
to Susannah J. Fullon. She was born Feb. 17, 1816. Issue : 



276 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4245. Mart Lovisa, b. June 23, 1840, married Aug. 21, 1858, Alonzo Taylor, of Saybrook, O. 

4246. Jane, born May 10, 1841. 

4247. Mark D., born April 6, 1842. 

4248. Amy Lovina, born June 11, 1844. 

4249. Sidney E., born Oct. 4, 1846. 

4250. Ida Elnora, born Jan. 27, 1849. 

4251. Marsha Nevilla, born Feb. 24, 1852. 

4252. Frank S., born Aug. 18, 1856. 



2050. 

GEORGE EMERSON, of (74 Randolph street,) Chicago, 111., hardware 
merchant, (son of John Bliss and Lydia Garfield, of Shrewsbury, Mass.,) 
was born in S., Sept. 26, 1836, and married at Savoy, Mass., March 27th, 
1862, to Frances Lydia Ingraham, (born at Savoy, about 1840.) Issue : 

4253. George Emerson, jr., born in Savoy, Nov. 17, 1864. 

4254. Arthur Ingraham, born in C, June 12, 1867. 



2051. 

JOHN HARRISON, real estate and insurance broker, (firm of Bliss & 
Goodmanson, 696 Bedford Avenue,) Brooklyn, L. I., son of John Bliss and 
Lydia Garfield, of Shrewsbury, Mass., was born in S., March 6, 1840, and 
married in B., May 9, 1860, to Isabelle Catharine Goodmanson. Issue : 

4255. Frank Emerson, born at B., March 25, 1861. 

4256. Clara Isabelle, born at B., Dec. 14, 1863. 



2052. 

AARON S., of Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., O., farmer, (son of Daniel Bliss 

and [Sage?] of East Middletown, now Portland, Conn.,) was born in 

Chatham, Conn., March 19, 1797, and married June 15, 1817, to Harriet 
Akins. She was born at Chatham, July 8, 1797, and died at Ridgeville, 
O., Jan. 28, 1871. He died at Euclid, Sept. 2, 1853. Issue, born atE., 
except the first child : 

4257. Frances, b. at Chatham, May 30, 1818, m. Aug. 12, 1836, John Wilcox, and died at E., 

July 21, 1849. 

4258. Harriet M., born Feb. 19, 1820, lives at E. 

4259. Charles Sage, born June 2, 1822, died at E., Aug. 7, 1826. 

4260. Esther M., b. Oct. 12, 1824, m. Feb. 22, 1849, John Akins, and d. at E., Aug. 28, 1850. 

4261. *George O., born Nov. 10, 1827. 

4262. *Gilbert L., born July 8, 1833. 

4263. *Henry D., born July 23, 1835. 

4264. *Everlin B., born Oct. (18?) 28, 1839. 



2065. 

JOHN HOLBROOK, of Madison, Lake Co., O., and of Albion, Noble 
Co., Ind., Justice of the Peace, hotel keeper, &c, (son of Ichabod Bliss 
and Rebecca Holbrook, of Brimfield, Mass.,) was born in B., July 13, 1807, 



NINTH GENERATION. 277 

and married Sept. 1, 1834, to Lutina S. Plympton. She was born at Stur- 
bridge, Mass., April (14?) 1805, and died at A., Aug. 20, 1865. Issue, b. 
in Madison : 

4265. Francis K., bom Oct. 4, 1835, died at M., Oct. 21, 1836. 

4266. Frances M., born June 16, 1837, died at M., Aug. 22, 1854. 

4267. Amelia Ann, born Jan. 18, 1839, died tbe same day. 

4268. Josephine S., born March 18, 1840, m. Oct. 20, 1864, "William Earl, school teacher, of A. 

4269. Helen F., born July 16, 1842, m. Nov. 28, 1864, William C. Williams, county clerk, of A. 

4270. *John Edgar, born Sept. 4, 1844. 

4271. Gertrude A., b. Jan. 26, 1847, married at Paola, Kansas, Aug. 23, 1873, Enoch Collett, 

farmer, of A. 

The father was afterwards married, Sept. 25, 1867, to Mrs. Margaret 
Parks, of Orange, Ind. She was born Dec. 14, 1830. 



2070. 

GEORGE ICHABOD, of Madison, Lake Co., O., farmer, (son of Icha- 
bod Bliss and Rebecca Holbrook, of Brimfield, Mass.,) was born in B., 
Dec. 27, 1816, and married Oct. 10, 1843, to Caroline E. Allen. She was 
born in B., — a daughter of Lemuel Allen. Issue, one son: 

4272. *Charles L., born at M., March 9, 1852. 



2077. 
Rev. THOMAS ELIAKIM, D. D., of Denver, Colorado, (son of Thomas 
Bliss and Asenath Phelps, of Brimfield, Mass.,) was born in B., Nov. 25, 
1824, graduated at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., in 1848, studied 
theology at Andover, Mass., 1851; was ordained pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church at North Middleborough, Mass., June 2, 1852 ; preached 
afterwards at Blackstone, Mass. ; in 1862 organized the Congregational 
Church at Hancock, Mich. ; was at Memphis, Tenn., in 1864, where he re- 
mained six years ; was settled in Denver in 1871, and is now (1877) pastor 
of St. Paul's (Presbyterian) Church, in that place, and is Moderator of the 
Presbytery of Colorado. He was married at Schenectady, June 16, 1852, 
to Lucinda Hamilton Crane, who died July 8, 1863. Issue : 

4273. Catharine Crane born May 2, 1854, m. Sept. 13, 1877, Shepherd Goodwin Patrick. 

4274. Adelia Phelps, born July 14, 1858. died Jan. 7, 1863. 

4275. Charles Hamilton, born May 28, 1860, died Jan. 5, 1863. 

The father was afterwards married, at Memphis, May 31, 1865, to Fran- 
ces Rowley, and had issue : 

4276. Alice Blake, born Aug. 25, 1866. 

4277. Hattie Belle, born May 9, 1868. 

4278. Sadie Frances, born Sept. 13, 1870, resides at Andover, Mass. 



2078. 

AARON, commission merchant, firm of Hewitt, Bliss & Co., 162 Wash- 
ington st., Chicago, 111., (son of Timothy Bliss and Margaret M'Donald, of 
Brimfield, Mass.,) was born in B., Jan. 20, 1814, and married at Chagrin 



278 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Falls, O., July 4, 1837, to Almeda Vincent. She was born April 16, 1817, 

at Cold Brook, N. Y., where she died Dec. 15, 1878. She was an estimable 

lady, and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. Issue — born at Cha- 
grin Falls : 

4279. Martha A., born April 12, 1838, m. March 16, 1870, Rev. Samuel F. Dickinson, and died 

at Chisago, la., June 9, 1872. 

4280. Hattie M., horn Feh. 5, 1840. 

4281. Marion M., b. April 27, 1842, married at Brimfleld, April 9, (S. R., 19,) 1863, Calvin W. 

Brown, of Chicago. He is a son of Calvin B. and Anna A. Brown, and was born at 
B., about 1841-2. 

4282. Champion, born Nov. 11, 1843, died July 20, 1845. 

4283. Albert A., born Jan. 14, 1847, died July 20, 1854. 

4284. Orville Justus, born May 17, 1849 ; graduated at Yale, — an attorney, — in. at Newark, 

N. J., March 9, 1875, Ella Rankin, and died April 9, 1875. 



3079. 

WILLIAM, farmer, of Brimfleld, Ind., (son of Timothy Bliss and Mar- 
garet M'Donald, of Brimfleld, Mass.,) was born at the latter place, Oct. 27, 
1816, and married Sept. 8, 1841, to Fannie M. Vincent. Issue : 

4285. Frank T., born Sept. 22, 1844. 

4286. Charles W., born Jan. 31, 1846, m. Nov. 29, 1871, H. Cornelia Clock. 

4287. Emilie M., born June 16, 1849. 

4288. Mart L., born Feb. 10, 1856. 



2083. 

HENRY PENNIMAN, merchant, firm of Cushing & Bliss, 86 Franklin 
St., Boston, Mass., and of Cambridge, Mass., (son of Jesse Bliss and Mary 
Penniman, of West Brookfield, Mass.,) was born Feb. 1, 1820, and married 
May 13, 1845, to Hannah L. Warren, of Grafton, Mass., who died January 
26, 1849. Issue : 

4289. Laura "Warren, born Jan. 25, 1846. 

4290. Edward Henry, born July 21, 1847, died June 5, 1848. 

The father was afterwards married, Feb. 6, 1850, to Delia Maria, daugh- 
ter of John and Susan Warren, of Grafton, where she was born in 1822. 
She died Feb. 23, 1878. Issue : 

4291. Edward Penniman, b. Dec. 4, 1850, graduated at Harvard College in 1873, and became 

a merchant in Boston, at 86 Franklin street. 

4292. Harriet Maria, born Aug. 25, 1852. 

4293. Delia Frances, born March 7, 1854. 

4294. Mart Emma, born Feb. 3, 1856. 

4295. Henry Warren, born Sept. 20, 1861. 



2091. 

SOLOMON BOND, of East Saginaw, Mich., banker and lumberman, (son 
of Levi Bliss and Rebecca H. Bond, of Brimfleld, Mass.,) was born in B., 
April 17, 1828, and married Aug. 12, 1850, to Frances E. Mason. She was 
born at Elyria, Ohio, July 28, 1832, daughter of Orville L. Mason, of Ohio, 
and Caroline (daughter of Enoch) Clark, of Westfield, Mass. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 279 

4296. Caroline R., bora in Cleveland, Ohio, April 19, 1852, m. May 19, 1875, Fred. M. Luther, 

hook-keeper, of Saltville, Va., where she died Feb. 19, 1876. 

4297. Louisa W., horn in East Saginaw, Aug. 22, 1857, died there, Dec. 22, 1858. 

4298. Walter Bond, horn in E. S., Nov. 12, 1862. 



2093. 

EDWARD, of Brirafield, Mass., farmer, (son of Levi Bliss and Rebecca 
H. Bond, of B.,) was born in B., June 17, 1830, and married in that place 
June 4, 1872, to Ellen A. Charles. She was born in B., March 16, 1838, 
dauo-hter of Abraham and Sarah J. Charles. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. G., 
46th Mass. Infantry, nine months. Issue, born in B. : 

4299. Florence Charles, born March 23, 1877. 



2098. 

JOHN WALES, of Brimfielcl, and of Springfield, Mass., farmer, (son of 
John Bliss and Ruby Porter, of B.,) was born July 20, 1802, and removed to 
Springfield about 1856. He was married May 4, 1826, to Eliza C, daugh- 
ter of Charles and Ann (Edda) Bond, of B. She was born May 12, 1809. 
Mr. B. represented the town of B. in the General Court in 1838, was Town 
Clerk in 1841, and Assessor in 1849. He died July 29, 1876. Issue : 

4300. *John Porter, born Feb. 25, 1829, died Nov. 3, 1877. 

4301. Ann Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1834, m. May 22, 1856, Joseph C. Bridgman, bookseller, of 

Springfield, Mass. He is a son of Sylvester Bridgman, of Northampton, Mass., 
where he was born in 1831-2. 

4302. Charles, horn Dec. 11, 1S39. 

4303. Frank, born Oct. 21, 1846, was a clerk in Chicago, 111., and died of consumption, Dec. 

27, 1870,— unmarried. 

2100. 

OLIVER HAYES, of Cincinnati, O., and of Los Angeles, Cal., (son of 
Pliny Bliss and Rhoda Jennison, of Covington, Ky.,) was born at Coving- 
ton, Jan. 7, 1821, and married at Cincinnati, Nov. 26, 1843, to Caroline El- 
len Douglass. She was born in N. Y. City, Sept. 20, 1823. Mr. B. re- 
moved from Covington, in 1853, to Red River, La. ; in 1856, to Gilroy, 
Cal., thence to Oakland; in 1857 to Columbia; in 1858 to Visalia; in 1864 
to Kingston ; and in 1874 to Los Angeles, where he is engaged in the cul- 
ture of oranges, lemons, and other tropical and indigenous fruits. Issue, 
born and died at Covington : 

4304. Caroline Ellen, born Oct. 23, 1844, died June 6, 1845. 

4305. Harriet Lodisa, twin with Caroline, died June 24, 1846. 



2106. 

JOHN WESLEY, of Wilbraham, Mass., (Collins Depot P. O.,) son ot 
Hon. Abel Bliss and Phebe Lathrop, of W., was born Sept. 25th, 1807, 
and married Nov. 20, 18.34, to Mary Ann Langdon, of South Wilbraham. 
She was born Aug. 17, 1813, daughter of Josiah and Sally Langdon. She 
died Aug. 26, 1876. Issue : 



280 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4306. Sarah Hall, born April 29, 1839, rn. May 4, 1864, Prof. Joseph A. Gillet, of the N. T. 
Young Ladies' Normal College. He is a son of Jeremiah and Fanny J. Gillet, and 
was b. at Lebanon Spa, N. Y., June 21, 1837. Issue : Mamie A., b. in Cambridge, 
Mass., Sept. 9, 1867, d. Nov. 28, 1875; Fannie, b. in New York City, Nov. 5, . . . . 
(This family now resides at 225 East Sixtieth street, New York City.) 



2107. 

ABEL, of New Lenox, Will Co., 111., (son of Hon. Abel Bliss and Phebe 
Lathrop, of Wilbrahani, Mass.,) was born Feb. 9, 1810, and married May 
6, 1840, to Lucinda, daughter of Harvey and Lucinda Blake, of Springfield, 
Mass., her mother being a daughter of Calvin Bliss (No. 742,) and Lucy 
Hale, of Springfield. She was born Oct. 1, 1816. Issue : 

4307. Mart Blake, b. Jan. 1, 1843, m. Jan. 7, 1874, John McGee, of Michigan, and died Sept. 

27, 1874. 

4308. William Smith, born Aug. 30 1844, died Aug. 1, 1869. 

4309. Harriet Maria, born Sept. 5, 1846, married Dec. 21, 1865, John Francis of New Lenox. 

4310. Ellen Jenette, born Feb. 27, 1849, died Jan. 15, 1868. 

4311. Josie, born April 23, 1851. 

4312. Abel, jr., born Aug. 8, 1853,— farmer, at N. L.,— m. Feb. 21, 1877, Nettie Lusk, of N. L. 

4313. Alice Phebe, born April 2, 1859. 

2111. 

MOSES BREDGMAN, farmer, of St. Charles, El., and of Santa Cruz, 
Cal., (son of Hon. Abel Bliss and Phebe Lathrop, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) 
was born March 8, 1818, and married May 18, 1847, to Martha Jane Fuller, 
of Pittston, Me., who was born Aug. 20, 1825. He removed to Santa Cruz 
in 1877. Issue, born at St. Charles : 

4314. *Charles LaForest, born May 1, 1848. 

4315. Frank Wilbur, born March 17, 1852 ; graduated at Philadelphia Dental College in 1877, 

and is practicing his profession in Aurora, 111. 

4316. Frederick Augustus, born Nov. 16, 1854, resides at Longmont, Cal. 

4317. Jennie F., born Dec. 16, 1859, resides at Santa Cruz. 



3113. 

GEORGE HYDE, of (Ocean Villa,) Santa Cruz, Cal., (son of Hon. Abel 

Bliss and Phebe Lathrop, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born April 27, 1820, 

graduated in 1842 at the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., and was 

married Sept. 3, 1845, to Eunice Louisa Coe, of M. She died April 25, 
1854. Issue : 

4318. Emma Louisa, born in Greenport, L. I., Sept. 24. 1846, died Sept. 4, 1855. 

4319. Selina Coe, b. in Mich., March 3, 1849, m. May 18, 1872, Levi Carter, of Omaha, Neb. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 19, 1854, to Mary Ramsdell Pat- 
rick, of Granby, Mass. She was born Aug. 18, 1830. Issue : 

4320. Fanny Louisa, born May 4, 1856, m. Dec. 10, 1874, Fred. Kilburn, of Bangor, Me. 

4321. Maria Louisa, born May 18, 1858, died March 3, 1863. 

4322. Mart Ann, born Nov. 2, 1860. 

4323. Ella Simpson, born March 7, 1863. 

4324. Lucy Smith, born Dec. 30, 1865. 

4325. George Hyde, jr., born June 17, 1868. 

4326. Willie Hyde, born Aug. 6, 1875. 



NINTH GENERATION. 281 

2116. 

SILAS, of Ithaca and Syracuse, N. Y., Boston and Springfield, Mass., 
&c, dentist, (son of Lucius Bliss and RhodaBull, of Newton, Mass.,) was 
born at N., Dec. 8, 1800, and married in June, 1830, to Cynthia, daughter 
of Reuben Mather, of Schuyler, Herkimer Co., N. Y. She died in May, 
1837. Issue: 

4327. Edward Silas, born Feb. 29, 1832, dentist, died of consumption, in Wis., Jan. 8, 1893. 

Family", if any, unknown. 
432S. Sarah Jane, born at I., in Oct. 1833, died at Amherst, Mass., Jan. 27, 1875, unmarried. 

4329. James Reuben, born Dec. 25, 1836, died Aug. 25, 1845. 

The father was afterwards married to Harriet Eaton, of Onondaga, N. Y., 
who died in 1840. Issue, one child : 

4330. "William Penn, born July 13, 1840, — photographer, in "Wichita, Kansas. 

The father was afterwards married, Aug. 28, 1852, to Mrs. Sarah Maria 
Champlin, (get. 32,) daughter of Elisha Beckwith, of Hinsdale, N. Y., and 
is thought to reside in Wichita, Kansas. Issue, born in Springfield : 

4331. James Franklin, born July 27, 1854, in employ of B. & A. R. R. Co., at Springfield. 

4332. Edwin S., born Sept. 24, 1857, — with Hampden Paint Works, in Springfield, — married 

in 1879, Victoria M., daughter of Richard and Mary Hargraves, and resides corner 
Union and Oak streets. 



2130. 

GEORGE WHITNEY, of Hamilton, Pa., (P. O. at Ludlow, McKean 
Co.,) farmer, son of Theodore Bliss and Lucy Whitney, of Fenner, N. Y., 
was born at F., in 1817, and married to Phebe Ann Black. She was born in 
Pictou, Canada, Jan. 15, 1822. Issue : 

4333. Marcus A., born in P., Sept. 10, 1843,— enli3ted in the 42d Regiment Penn. Volunteers, 

and died at Decherd, Tenn., Oct. 18, 1863. 

4334. John Whitney, born in Humphrey, N. V., April 1, 1845, left his home in 1863, and has 

not since been heard from. 

4335. *George Arthur, born May 3, 1847. 

4336. Rterson E., born Oct. 11, 1849. 

4337. Lucy Marietta, born Aug. 17, 1852. 

4338. Newton "Wesley, born Aug. 26, 1857. 

4339. Elmer Ellsworth, born May 6, 1861. 



2121. 

PHILENZO PAYNE, of Kankakee Co., HI., farmer, (son of James Bliss 
and Nancy Holmes, of Riga, N. Y.,) was born Oct. 22, 1813, and married 
in 1837, to Caroline Andrus Gooding. She was born in Ontario Co., N. Y. 
He died in K. Co., Aug. 30, 1839. Issue, one child : 

4340. *Philenzo Payne, jr., born June 16, 1839. 



2132. 

TIMOTHY F., of Riga, (?) farmer, (son of James Bliss and Nancy Holmes 
of Riga, N. Y.,) was born May 7, 1815, and married to Lydia J. Smith. 
He died April 19, 1865. Issue : 
36 



282 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4341. Nancy J., born Aug. 20, 1840. 

4342. Orange O, born Oct. 31, 1S41. 

4343. Adrian O., born Oct. 6, 1843. 

4344. Effie L., born Sept. 11, 1845. 

4345. Freeman O., born Feb. 23, 1847. 

4346. Viola S., born June 10, 1849. 

4347. Isaac C, born Nov. 19, 1850. 

4348. John L., born March 22, 1855. 

4349. Charles P., born Oct. 25, 1858. 



3135. 

JAMES M., of Lemont, Cook Co., 111., farmer, (son of James Bliss and 
Nancy Holmes, of Riga, N. Y.,) was born in Riga, July 3, 1821, and m. 
Jan. 20, 1848, to Harriett Lee. She was born in Erie Co., N. Y., Feb. 19, 
1832, and died at Lemont, March 1, 1862. Issue : 

4350. George F., born Aug. 13th, 1849,— farmer, at Vicksburgh, Kansas,— m. in March, 1877, 

Ella Harlis. 

4351. Frances J., born March 8, 1851, lives at Wakefield, Kansas. 

4352. Mart E., born Feb. 24, 1853, m. Aug. 1, 1876, Peter A. Downey,— school teacher, Clyde, 

Illinois. 

4353. Caroline E., born April 7, 1855, lives at Gower, 111., unmarried. 

4354. Harriet E., born Sept. 3, 1857, tourist, lives at L., unmarried. 

4355. Eunice I., born Sept. 4, 1859, died at L., March 8, 1862. 

4356. Nancy L., born Nov. 30, 1861, died at L., Feb. 19, 1862. 



3137. 

LEVI RUGGLES, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (Collins Depot P. O.,) 
son of Levi Bliss and Stattira Shepherd, of W., was born Feb. 10, 1811, 
and married Dec. 16, 1840, to Sarah E. Ferry, of Granby, Mass. She was 
born May 16, 1816. Issue : 

4357. Makia E., born Nov. 21, 1841, died April 13, 1853. 

4358. Mary L., b. July 6, 1843; graduated at Westrield State Normal School, and is a teacher, 

— residing at North Wilbraham, unmarried. 

4359. George Levi Ruggles, born March 5, 1845,— a farmer, at Granby, Mass.,— m. Jane C, 

daughter of Amos and Ruth Montague, April 27th, 1864, and changed his name to 
George C. Montague. A daughter Jennie was born about March, 1865. 

4360. Sarah J., born Dec. 24, 1846, died Aug. 12, 1848. 

4361. Sarah J., born May 20, 1850, died Jan. 6, 1859. 

43G2. Maria E., born March 23, 1852, resides at N. W.,— a teacher. 

4363. Amanda S., born Sept. 4, 1854, resides at N. W. 

4364. Samuel M., born Feb. 18, 1856, a farmer, at N. W. 

4365. Harriet A., born April 29, 1858, resides at N. W.,— a teacher. 



3138. 

LORENZO, of Wilbraham, Mass., (Collins Depot P. O.,) son of Levi 
Bliss and Stattira Shepherd, of W., was born in W., Dec. 22, 1814, and 
married Sept. 6, 1837, to Clarissa W., daughter of Joseph and Martha Mil- 
ler, of Ludlow, Mass. She was born Jan. 6, 1816, and died in Springfield, 
Mass., Jan. 23, 1876. He enlisted, Sept. 24, 1862, in Co. I, 46th Mass. In- 
fantry, for nine months, and died in W., March 6, 1869. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 283 

4366. Clarissa Miller, born in Ludlow, March 25, 183S, res. at Springfield, (616 State st.) 

43W. *Henry H., born in L., March 24, 1840. 

4368. Nancy H., born in W., March 19, 1842, died Oct. 10, 1862. 

4369. Ellen Rosette, b. Oct. 15, 1844, m. Jan. 3, 1872, Dwight Tilden, of West Farmington, 

New Tork. 

4370. Lorenzo E., born May 31, 1847, — mechanic at Springfield. 

4371. Charles L., born March 5th, 1849, m. April 21st, 1877, Lottie E. Munger, and resided at 

Cleveland, Ohio, and aft. at Springfield. She is a daughter of William and Sarah 
Munger, and was born at Springfield, Mass., in 1855-6. 

4372. Alfred L., born Oct. 19, 1851, — farmer, at Winchendon, Mass. 

4373. Emma L., born April 9, 1854, — resides at Springfield. 

4374. James Jtjdson, born Dec. 29, 1856,— farmer, West Farmington, N. Y. 



3130. 

ROBERT BRUCE WITTER, of Wilbraham, Mass., farmer, (son of 
Levi Bliss and Stattira Shepherd, of W.,) was born May 20, 1820, and m. 
June 11, 1843, to Rowena Crane (daughter of Edward) Colton, of W. She 
was born April 27, 1825, and now (1877) resides at W. He enlisted in the 
Union army during the war of the rebellion, (Sept. 20, 18G1, in Co. I., 
27th Mass. Infantry,) was taken prisoner, and died at Milan in 18G4. Issue : 

4375. Amelia Rowena, b. Nov. 24, 1844, — resided in Chicago, 111., and is an excellent teacher 

in the public schools; is a person of much erudition, highly cultivated, and very 
courteous and amiable. She was for three years a cripple, from falling down a short 
flight of stairs with a young friend visiting at her father's house. 

4376. Myron Robert, born Sept. 4, 1846, died Aug. 18, 1847. 

4377. Josephine Eliza, bom Sept. 11, 184S, m. May 14, 1871, to A. Frank Johnson, carpenter, 

and resides at W. He is a son of George W. and D. Johnson, and was born at 
Westminster, Mass., about 1841. 

4378. Andrew Colton, born Jan. 15, 1850, died Aug. 24, 1851. 

4379. Robert Bruce Witter, jr., born Sept. 21, 1853, (S. R., 1852,) n. m., — is a steam and 

gas pipe fitter, in Providence, R. I., (39 Spring street.) 

4380. Ella Frances, born Dec. 13, 1855, — a teacher, in W. 

4381. Andrew Eugene, born July 11, 1859, — a student, at W. 



2132. 

CHARLES, of Collinsville, Conn., tailor, (son of Charles and Hannah 
.Bliss, of Ludlow, Mass.,) was born in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 23, 1803, 
removed to C. about 1830, where he married, Feb. 12, 1834, Delia F. Gar- 
rett, of New Hartford, Conn. She was born Nov. 30, 1813, daughter oi 
Wait Garrett and Florilla Douglass. He died in C, Aug. 4, 1874. He 
served his country faithfully in a Connecticut Regiment in the army during 
the great rebellion. Issue, born in Collinsville : 

4382. *Alfred G., born July 27, 1835. 

4383. Alice A., born Dec. 18, 1840, m. in New Hartford, in 1862, Frank A. Bates, and resides 

at West Norwalk, Conn. No issue. 



8133. 

LEWIS, of Northampton, Mass., carpenter and house builder, (son of 
Charles and Hannah Bliss of Ludlow, Mass.,) was born in Springfield, 



284 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

Mass., July 12, 1805, and married March 12, 1829, to Mary, daughter of 
Asahel and Mary Phelps, of N. She was born in N., Dec. 13, 1808, and d. 
Nov. 17, 1874. He died in N., Jan. 5, 1858. Issue, born in N. : 

4384. William Ripley, born Aug. 8, 1831, died Feb. 2, 1837. 

4385. Mart Elizabeth, born Dec. 18, 1834, lives in N. 

4386. Margaret Moore, born April 19, 1837, m. April 22, 1858, Nathan B. Hussey, clerk, of 

N., age, 22. 

4387. Helen Maria, born June 8, 1840, died Oct. 21, 1841, of measles. 

4388. William Lewis, born Aug. 22, and died Oct. 19, 1841, of measles. 

4389. Helen Frances, born Nov. 6, 1842, resides in N. 

4390. *George Lewis, born March 8, 1845. 

4391. Charles Winthrop, born Feb. 20, 1849,— dry goods clerk, in N., — un. m. in 1879. 

4392. Edward, born Jan. 20, and died Jan. 27, 1852. 



2142. 

Hon. GEORGE PIDGEON, of Fredericton, N. B., Barrister at Law and 
Receiver General, (son of Hon. John Murray Bliss and Sarah G. Upham, 
of F.,) was born at F., April 27, 1798, graduated at King's College, Wind- 
sor, N. S., and entered the British Army, as Ensign, in the 104th Regiment 
of Infantry. The regiment having been disbanded in New Brunswick, 
he studied law and was admitted an Attorney, Barrister, and Master in 
Chancery ; was Major in the New Brunswick regiment of Artillery, and 
was appointed by the Crown, Receiver General of the Province, which of- 
fice he filled until his death, Feb. (Jan. ?) 20, 1836, when he was succeeded 
therein by his brother-in-law, the Hon. Thomas Carlton Lee. Mr. Bliss was 
married Aug. 7, 1819, at Kingwood, the seat of Attorney General Wetmore, 
to Sarah, his fourth daughter. She was born Jan. 16, 1802, and is now liv- 
ing (1877) at F. Issue, all born at F. : 

4393. John Murray, b. May 10, 1820, received a liberal education, went to England, entered 

the East India Co.'s service as Midshipman, and afterwards worked his way in the 
merchant marine. He was a short time in the Navy, which he left, and after several 
years of hardship and daring, was lost at sea, in Nov., 1851, while in command of a 
vessel on a voyage to Sierra Leone. He was a spirited, daring, generous, large- 
hearted man, and the very beau-ideal of a bold and gallant sailor. 

4394. *Thomas Wetmore, born May 24, 1821. 

4395. Sarah Jane, b. Oct. 31, 1822, m. Oct. 31, 1842, Francis A. H. Stratton, Esq., of F., son 

of the late Capt. John Stratton, of H. M. Royal Artillery, — barrister at law, Registrar 
of Probate for York Co., and Clerk of the Executive Council of the Province, — and d. 
June 9, 1864. Issue : 1. John Matthew Stratton, b. Dec. 11, 1843, graduated at the 
University, followed the sea, was mate of the " Genii," and while loading at a port in 
the Bay of Fundy, was drowned during the "Saxby" gale. 2. Sarah Isabella, b. 
November 18, 1845. 3. George Pidgeon Bliss, b. Aug. 4, 1847. 4. Frances Sophia 
Margaret, b. June 26, 1849. 5. Mary Rebecca Harriet, b. Jan. 11th, 1851, died June 
4, 1860. 6. Frank, b. Sept. 1, 1852, d. April 10, 1860. 7. Barry, b. Dec. 27, 1853. 
8. James Murray, b. Dec. 18, 1856: graduated at the University, and is now (1877) 
preparing for the ministry. 9. Andrew William, b. Aug. 20, 1858. 10. Frank, 2d, 
born May 11, 1860. 11. Thomas Charles Henry, b. May 10, 1864, d. Feb. 20, 1866. 

4396. *George Johnston, born Feb. 29, 1824. 

4397. *Charles Parke, born July 25, 1825, died Nov. 21, 1872. 

4398. *Donald M'Queen, born Jan. 16, 1827. 



NINTH GENERATION. 285 

4399. Sophia Mart, born Oct. 26, 1828, married June 1st, 1859, William Carman, Esq., of F., 

Barrister at law, (and at one time member to the Assembly from Northumberland, 
but now holding the important offices of Clerk of the Pleas, and Clerk in Equity of 
the Supreme Court.) Issue: 1. William Bliss Carman, b. April 15, 1861. 2. Jean 
Murray, b. June 24, 1863. 3. Norman Louis, b. Aug. 25, and d. Sept. 8, 1865. 

4400. James Peters, b. June 30, 1831, — was a genial and amiable young man of much ability. 

Like his brother Murray, he adopted a sea-faring life, and died on the coast of Africa, 
November 4, 1853-4. Never married. 

4401. Jean Hunter, born Nov. 15, 1832, — unmarried. 

4402. *Henrt, born May 24, 1834. 

4403. Emma Wetmore, born Jan. 8, 1836, m. June 7, 1857, Rev. George Goodridge Roberts, 

A. M., graduate of King's College, who was first appointed Rector of Douglas, N. B., 
afterwards of Sackville, and is now Rector of Fredoricton. Issue : 1. Charles 
George Douglas Roberts, b. Jan. 10, 1860. 2. Fanny Murray, b. March 24, and d. 
July 12, 1862. 3. Jane Elizabeth Gostwycke, b. Feb. 17, 1864. 4. Goodridge Bliss, 
b. Jan. 17, 1870. 5. William Carman, b. Dec. 6, 1874. 



3151. 

Dr. ROBERT LEWIS, of Florence, Ala., druggist, (son of Capt. Theo- 
dore Bliss and Sarah Jones, of Bristol, or Wolverhampton, England,) was 
born in B., Oct. 5th, 1803, and married in F., March 19th, 1835, to Susan, 
daughter of Dr. John P. and Eliza Collins, of Cookstown, Ireland. She 
was born Oct. 8, 1807. He died in F., April 4, 1872. Issue : 



4404. Theodore, born Dec. 29, 1835, died Aug. 27, 1836. 

4405. *John Collins, born May 20, 1837. 

4406. Sarah, born Jan. 1, 1839, died July 27, 1873, unmarried. 

4407. Arabella Pillar, born Dec. 30, 1840, died Feb. 7, 1843. 

4408. *Robert Lewis, born June 4, 1843. 

4409. Thomas Pillar Collins, born Aug. 13, 1845, died April 4, 1863, unmarried. 

4410. Arthur Weir, b. June 1, 1847, — a manufacturer at Uniontown and Dunbar, Penn., n. m. 



2154. 

Rev. WILLIAM C. H., of Allegan, Mich., a traveling preacher of the 
M. E. Church, (son of Thomas Bliss and Priscilla Howe, of Boston, Mass.,) 
was born July 24, 1802, and married Jan. 1, 1826, to Lucy Pettee. She was 
born in Avon, Ont. Co., N. Y., Jan. 1, 1800. Issue, b. in Rochester, N. Y. : 

4411. William Cunningham Howe, jr., born Oct. 17, 1826, died Oct. 11, 1827. 

4412. *William Alonzo, born Sept. 17, 1828. 

4413. *Henry Fillmore, born Jan. 16, 1831. 

4414. Edward Trueman, born Aug. 27, 1833,— farmer, at A., un. m. in 1860, present residence 

unknown. * 

4415. Chester S., born Feb. 13, 1836, died Aug. 3, 1838. 

The spectacle of a clergyman officiating at the wedding of his grandson 
is not often seen, but to do so was the pleasant task of the Rev. W. C. H. 
Bliss, at his home, Nov. 5, 1879, when he united in matrimony Mr. Her- 
bert Bliss and Miss Alice M. Harnden. Father Bliss, as he is commonly 
called, is a retired Methodist minister and is now in his seventy-ninth year, 
yet he performed the marriage service properly, having still almost perfect 
possession of his mental powers. Herbert Bliss is his grandson, and the 



286 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

son of William A. Bliss. There were a large number of guests present, 
chiefly relatives of the bride and groom, and the presents were many in 
number and of much value. — [Allegan (Mich.) Journal, of Nov. 15, 1879.] 



2155. 

ALONZO, of Gait, Canada West, (son of Thomas Bliss and Priscilla 
Howe, of Boston, Mass.,) was born Nov. 29, 1803, and married in 1827, 
to Lydia, (No. 3391,) daughter of William Bliss and Annie Potter, of Can- 
terbury, Conn., and of Hamilton, C. W. He died of cholera in 1834. Is- 
sue, one son : 

4416. *Welliam Thomas, born about 1828. 



2159. 

Col. JOHN HORACE, of Buffalo, N. Y., and of Erie, Pa., (son of Col. 
John Bliss and Letitia M. Ellicott, of B.,) was born Oct. 4, 1823, at Fort 
Howard, Green Bay, in what is now Wisconsin, was among the first born, 
and is probably the oldest native of that State now (1878) living. He was 
educated principally at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he studied mathematics 
and civil engineering, which he followed for two years from 1839. In 1843 
he commenced the study of law, and was admitted to the Bar Jan. 1, 1847. 
He is now engaged in the manufacture of steam engines and boilers, being 
one of the proprietors and Secretary of the Erie City Iron Works, of that 
place. He was married at Buffalo, Sept. 13, 1848, to Mary Lovering, for- 
merly of Boston, Mass. She died at Mammoth Cave, Ky., Nov. 7, 1848. 
He was afterwards married, Oct. 1, 1850, to Ellen, daughter of Peter 
Christie, Surgeon U. S. N., at Erie. She was born Jan. 30, 1828. Issue : 

4417. Anna, b. at B., Dec. 5, 1851, m. at E., Sept. 3, 1873, Rev. 8. D. M'Connell, an Episcopal 

clergyman, and now (1878) resides at Middletown, Conn. Issue : 1. Ellicott, born 
at Watertown, Conn., June 21, 1874. 2. Gutbrie, b. at Erie, Pa., Oct. 1, 1875. 

4418. Horace John, born at Buffalo, April 11, 1854, died at E., Oct. 6, 1871. 

4419. Louisa, born at E., Jan. 7, 1858. 

4420. George Truscott, born at E., May 21, 1864. 



2162. 

LYMAN, of West Stockbridge, Mass., carriage maker, (a son of Aaron 
Bliss and Anna Duran, of Litchfield, Ct.,) was born at L., April 28th, 1803, 
and married at Chatham, N. Y., Aug. 16th, 1820, to Maria Lavina Wilbur, 
who was born at Saratoga, N. Y. Issue, born at W. S. : 

4421. Caroline Diantha, b. May 12, 1827, m. May 5, 1846, Clark Kellogg, cabinet maker, and 
died at W. S., April 15, 1853. Issue : 1. Frances E., b. at W. 8., Dec. 31, 1846,— 
dressmaker, at Westfield, Mass. 2. Frederick E., b. at W. S., April 29th, 1848, m. 
and is a faimer, at Colebrook, Conn. (?) 3. Lewis It., h. at W. 8., April 15, 1850, 
was abrakeman, and was killed on tbe cars, at Albany, X. Y. 4. John M., b. at 
Troy, N. Y., June 15th, 1852, m. Thanksgiving Day, 1874, Alice Shepard, and is a 
cabinet maker, at Sandisrield, Mass. (P. O., Montville, Mass.) 




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NINTH GENERATION. 287 

4422. Robbins Kellogg, b. Aug. 24, 1828, carriage maker, at W. S., enlisted Sept. 19, 1862, in 

Co. B, 49th Mass. Infantry, and served nine months in the Union army, — unmarried. 

4423. Albert, born May 2, 1830, died in Ghent, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1833. 

4424. Aaron Wilbur, born Jan. 11, (S. R., June 19,) 1833, died at W. S., Jan. 11, 1849. 

4425. Sarah Ann, born Dec. 9, 1835, lives at West Stockbridge. 

4426. Laura Frances, born Jan. 30, 1838, married Feb. loth, 1857, Jacob H. Hawes, tailor, of 

Bridgeport, Conn., where they reside. Issue: 1. Myron, b. at Boston, Mass., died 
in infancy. 2. Jennie E., b. at Boston, Jan. 12, 18 . . . 3. Minnie F.,b. at Boston, 
Dec. 25, 18 . . . 4. George E., b. at Stockbridge, Nov. 19, 1868. 5. Ida B., born at 
Providence, R. I., in April, 18 . . 6. Willie, b. at W. Somerville, Mass., Feb. 12, 18 . . . 

4427. *George Henry, born Nov. 20, 1841. 

4428. William Dyer, b. Sept. 7, 1843, enlisted Sept. 19th, 1862, in Co. B, 49th Mass. Infantry, 

and served nine months in the Union army. He lives at W. S. 

4429. *John Lovejot, born Jan. 7, 1849. 

4430. Theodore, born Oct. 28, 1850, died Feb. 13, 1851. 



3167. 

AARON, of Mariaville, N. Y., blacksmith, (a son of Aaron Bliss and 
Anna Duran, ot Litchfield, Conn.,) was born in L., July 12, 1814, and mar- 
ried fco Mary Ann Salmon. Issue : 

4431. Cathabine. 

4432. Sarah. 

4433. Daniel Shepherd, born about 1859-60. 



8171. 

LYMAN, farmer, on the old homestead, at Peterborough, Madison Co., 
N. Y., (a son of Ephraim Bliss and Polly Keep, of P.,) was born in that 
place, Nov. 16, 1803, and married Sept. 27, 1825, to Ann M. Chaffee. She 
was born in Peterborough, March 3, 1807-8, and died there, Aug. (24?) 26, 
1876. He died in P., July 26, 1875. Issue, born in P. : 

4434. *Luman Alexander, born Dec. (?) 26, 1826. 

4435. Sophronia A., b. June 9, 1828, m. in Jan., 1847-8, Thomas C. Brown, and d. atMunsville, 

N. Y., in Jan., 1861. Issue: 1. Addison T., graduated at Ann Arbor University, 
Mich., in 1S72, and was admitted to the Bar, as a lawj'er, but is now in the lumber 
business at Toledo, Ohio. 2. A dau., m. E. L. Irish, Ionia, Michigan. 3. Charles 
N., adopted by his uncle, Edward Bliss, of Peterborough. 

4436. *Edward, born May 13, 1829. 

4437. *Joseph Huntington, born April 8, 1831. 

4438. *Eli Smedley, born May 8, 1834. 

4439. *Lyman Warren, born July 12, 1836. 

4440. Aaron Thomas, (Capt.,)b. May 22, 1838, lumberman, of Saginaw, Mich., m. Mar. 31, 1868, 

Allaseba M. Phelps. She was b. at Solsville, N. Y., Nov. 7th, 1837. No issue. He 
enlisted in 1861, as a private in Co. D., 10th N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry, was promoted 
to a Lieutenancy, and was afterwards made Captain of the Company ; was taken 
prisoner on Wilson's raid, June 29, 1S64, and confined in various prisons, but mostly 
at Macon, Charleston, and Columbia, S. C- He escaped from Columbia, Nov. 29, 1864, 
and travelled on foot (eighteen days,) to Savannah, Ga., subsisting on raw sweet 
potatoes and ears of corn. 

4441. Marcia Jane, b. June 9, 1840, m. March 30, 1858, Silas W. Tyler, lumberman, of Sagi. 

naw, Mich. One child, Fred R., is at Zilwaukee, Mich. 

4442. *Norton Abishia, born March 21, 1843. 



288 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2173. 

AARON, of Bouckville, Madison Co., N. Y., (son of Ephraim Bliss and 
Polly Keep of Peterborough, N. Y.,) was born April 26, 1805, married 
to Miss Mary Bailey, and had two children at a birth, one dying in infancy, 
and the other at about ten years of age. He afterwards married, Dec. 5, 
1862, Mrs. Jane Marble. Issue : 

4443. Elmer, born Dec. 5, 1863. 



2173. 

JOHNSON, of Kenosha Co., Wis., (1842,) and of Thawville, Iroquois 
Co., 111., (1866,) son of Ephraim Bliss and Polly Keep, of Peterborough, 
N. Y., was born Nov. 18, 1807, and married Aug. 9, 1832, to Eliza Blakes- 
lee. She was born in Dec, 1808, and died Sept. 25, 1865. Issue : 

4444. Mart Ann, b. Dec. 13, 1835, m. Nov. 19, 1855, Cbandler O. Elmer, farmer, of Lead Hill, 

Boone Co., Ark. 

4445. Charles Aaron, born Oct. 30, 1837, died in tbe Union army, in La., Oct. 18, 1864. 

4446. Amanda M., b. April 28, 1840, m. Jan. 5, 1862, Charles P. Sabin, farmer, of Bristol, "Wis. 

4447. Nancy R., born April 5, 1842, died July 24, 1843. 

4448. Almeria L., b. Aug. 11, 1845, m. Oct. 12, 1865, James Stearns, carpenter, of Leoni, Mich. 

4449. Ruth Jane, b. May 5, 1850, m. Feb. 12, 1868, Allen G. Lisk, farmer, of thawville, 111. 

4450. Lois Emily, b. Jan. 14, 1852, m. June 5, 1869, Thomas B. Cultra, blacksmith, of Onarga, 

Illinois. 

4451. Eli Eugene, born Feb. 7, 1855, died Feb. 14, 1856. 



2177. 

ARTEMAS, of Ware, and New Salem, Mass., farmer, (son of Timothy 
Bliss and Anna Sawtell, of Belchertown, Mass.,) was born in Camden, 
Me., in 1808, and married Nov. 3, 1828, to Abigail, (No. 2187,) daughter 
of Ebenezer Bliss and Betsey Nevins, of Ware, Mass. She was born at 
Ware, in 1807-8, and died at New Salem, of heart disease, April 22, 1861. 
He died in N. S., of paralysis, July 5, 1879. Issue — born, eight at W., and 
four at N. S. : 

4452. * Albert A., born June 20, 1829, died Jan. 30, 1863. 

4453. Ann E., born Aug. 2, 1831, died in W., May 1, 1838. 

4454. *Charles P., born Nov. 18, 1833. 

4455. Harrison D., born Sept. 15, 1835, — cabinet maker, Brattleboro, Vt., — was in the Union 

army three years. He m. Julia Williams, but had no issue in 1879. 

4456. • Charlotte M., b. May 16, 1837, m. at N. S., March 16, (S. R., 14,) 1855, Simeon Dudley, 

farmer, of N. S. He is a son of Joseph and Nancy Dudley, and was born at Peter- 
sham, Mass., about 1829-30. 

4457. Sarah J., born March 2d, 1839, m. at N. S., July 3d, 1859, Erastus B. Richardson, shoe- 

maker, of Barre, Mass. He is a son of Benjamin F. and Ardelia Richardson, and 
was born at Versbire, Vt., about 1829. 

4458. John T., b. Jan. 18, 1841, enlisted Sept. 20, 1861, in Co. B, 27th Mass. Infantry, and died 

in Andersonville prison in 1864. 

4459. Emarett, b. Nov. 18, 1843, m. in Connecticut, Nov. 12, 1861, Zadock Chapin, blacksmith, 

of Amherst, Mass. 

4460. Martha A., b. at New Salem, June 24, 1845, d. there, of consumption, Aug. 9, 1861. 

4461. Arthur A., b. at N. S., March 11, 1847-8, d. there, of consumption, March 14, 1860. 



NINTH GENERATION. 289 

4462. Abletta A., b. at N. 8., June 10, 1850, (S. R., 12, 1849,) m. at Petersham, Nov. 26, 1871, 

Charles A. Pettee, wheelwright, of N. S., son of Addison and Elizabeth Pettee, b. 
at Foxboro, Mass., in 1844. 

4463. Frank Minor, b. at N. S., Nov. 18, 1852, (8. R., Dec. 16, 1851,) m. at Brattleboro, Vt., 

January 1, 1879, and is a cabinet maker, at Brattleboro. No issue in 1879. 



3178. 

GEORGE W., of Ewing, and New Salem, Mass., farmer, (son of Timo- 
thy Bliss and Anna Sawtell, of Belchertown, Mass.,) was born in Camden, 
Me., June 20, 1812, and married April 12, 1837, to Eunice H. Bowdoin, 
daughter of Wm. Bowdoin and Mary Tyler. She was born Aug. 4, 1808, 

and was living in 1879. He died at N. S., of paralysis, May 17th, 1877. 
Issue : 

4464. *William B., born at Ware, Mass., Aug. 27, 1838, lives at N. 8., (Millington.) 

4465. Mart E., born at W., June 3d, 1840, d. March 10, 1868. She m. Oct. 1, 1857, Walter T. 

Putnam, farmer, of N. 8., who was born in Orange, Mass., about 1836. 

4466. Charles H., born at Ewing, Sept. 7th, 1843, enlisted Oct. 17th, 1862, in Co. E, 53d Mass. 

Infantry for nine months, and died July 1, 1863, at New Orleans, La. 

4467. Anna M., b. at Wendell, Mass., Dec. 29, 1845, d. Dec. 12, 1878. She was m. June 9, 1863, 

to Lorriston Noble Shaw, carriage manufacturer, of N. 8. He is a son of Thomas 
and Diademia Shaw, and was b. at N. S., about 1824. 



2181* 

DAVID, of Ware, and Millington, New Salem, Mass., farmer, (son of 
Timothy Bliss and Anna Sawtell, of Belchertown, Mass.,) was b. at B., 
in 1817, and married July 8, 1841, to Jane M. Hall, (born in 1819.) He 
enlisted in the Union army, Co. B, 15th Mass. Infantry, Dec. 24, 1861, for 
three years, and died at Georgetown, D. C, Sept. 13, 1862. Issue, three 
sons and one daughter : 

4468. *George Frederick, born at Ware, Mass., May 24, 1842. 

4469. Ellen M., b. at W., Nov. 16, 1843, m. March 13, 1864, Henry Harrison Rice, merchant, 

son of William and Phebe Rice, (b. at N. S., in 1840-41,) and 1. at So. Athol, Mass. 

4470. *Francis H., born at W., March 2-3, 1846. 

4471. Charles Leroy, b. at W. June 12, (8. R., 1848,) 1849, m. Dec. 5, 1871, Mary A., daugh- 

ter of Edward H. and Mary A. Forbes,(b. at Springfield, Mass., in 1849,) and resides 
at Orange, Mass. 



2186. 

DWIGHT, of Hardwick and Ware, Mass., and of Hartford, Conn., (son 
of Ebenezer Bliss and Betsey Nevins, of W.,) was born at Palmer, Mass., 
Feb. 5, 1806, and married Feb. 14, 1832, to Sarah Powers, of West Spring- 
field, Mass. She was born Jan. 28, 1804, and died at W., April 26, 1872. 
He was a farmer. Issue : 

4472. Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1834, d. at Warren, Mass., June 24, 1867. 

4473. Emily, b. May 2, 1836, m. in May, 1858, (?) Adin 8. Thompson, farmer, of New Salem-, 

Mass., and d. at Westfield, Mass., July 13, 1864. He was a son of Adin and Martha 
Thompson, and was b. at Hardwick, about 1835. 

4474. *Chester P., b. March 2, 1838. 

37 



290 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4475. Fanny M., b. Oct. 12, 1839, m. June 17th, 1857, David Dudley, shingle manufacturer, of 

Enfield, Mass., and d. at Barre, Mass., Aug. 30th, 1862. He is a son of Joseph and 
Nancy Dudley, and was born at Petersham, Mass., in 1834-5. 

4476. Juliet, b. July 30, 1842, d. Oct. 26, 1843. She was choked. 

4477. Hosea D., b. at Ware, Sept. 18th, 1844, a carpenter and builder, at Hamburgh, Iowa, m. 

Nov. 27, 1866, Ellen M. Crosby, (daughter of Hiram and Huldah Jackson Crosby,) 
who was b. at Newport or Claremont, N. H., Sept. 22, 1841. No issue. 

4478. Henry Nelson, b. July 4th, 1849, m. Joanna, dau. of E. H. and Sarah H. Barber. She 

was b. at Herkimer, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1850, and d. Jan. 24, 1876, at Great Falls, N. H., 
where be now (1880) resides. No issue. 



2194. 

JAMES, of Boston, ship chandler, (son of Levi Bliss and Harriet Jeffs, 
of B.,) was born at Boston, Aug. 16, 1813, and married June 23, 1838, to 
Lucretia, daughter of Lemuel Keene, of B. She was born Sept. 28, 1818, 
and died July 23d, 1843. He was afterwards married, June 6th, 1844, to 
Louisa, daughter of Samuel and Silence Hollis Hayden, of Braintree, Mass., 
who died Sept. 8, 1868. He was afterwards married, April loth, 1870, to 
LydiaA. Brigham, (daughter of Jonathan and Sarah,) born in B. ab. 1836-7, 
and he died in B., April 14, 1876. He had no issue, but adopted two chil- 
dren who took the name of Bliss, to whom he left the large property he 
had accumulated. Issue : 

4479. Mary Elizabeth (Dolben), b. in England, Jan. 7, 1843, (?) m. June 16, 1864, Arthur 

Ricketson, 268 County St., New Bedford, Mass. He is a son of Daniel and Louisa 
Ricketson, and was b. at N. B., about 1836. 

4480. James Frederick, b. April 7, 1847, n. m., resides at 189 West Brookline street, Boston. 

His name was originally Frederick William Very, son of Francis Very and Caroline 
Wakefield, and was adopted by Mr. Bliss in 1849. 



8199. 

LEVI, jr., of Boston and Cambridge, Mass., merchant, (son of Levi 
Bliss and Harriet Jeffs, of B.,) was born in Boston, May 30, 1825, and m. 
at Lyme, Conn., in 1848, to Elizabeth Johnson. She was born at L., in 1830. 
He died at B., April 13, 1874. Issue : 

4481. Florence C, born May 31, 1850, and married in B., Feb. 4, 1875, to Theodore Norris, of 

Hyannis, Mass., and resides at 83 Bay St., Sprmgfield, Mass. He is a son of Robert 
Norris, and was b. at Barnstable, Mass., in 1844. 

4482. Edward Delano, born at East Boston, Nov. 21st, 1859, (S. R., 185S,) and resides at 

Hopkinton, Mass. 

4483. Horace Bradley, born at B., June 28, 1860, died at Springfield, Feb. 1, 1876. 



2200. 

SAMUEL TORREY, of Boston, Mass., merchant, (son of Levi Bliss and 
Harriet Jeffs, of B.,) was born in B., Aug. 26, 1827, and married, Oct. 23, 
1856, to Eliza H., daughter of Nelson and Deborah Pearce, of Roxbury, 

Mass. She was born in Providence, R. I., in Feb. 1833, and died Nov. 18, 
1858. Issue : 

4484. Frank R., born July 14, 1858, died. 



NINTH GENERATION. 291 

The father was afterwards married, April 6, 1865, to Julia M. Pearce, 
born 1837-8, — a younger sister of his first wife. Mr. B. followed the sea 
for a number of years, and was a commissioned officer in the U. S. Navy 
dui*ing the great rebellion. Residence, 14 Hudson St., Dorchester, Mass. 
Issue : 

4485. Grace Williams. 

4486. Gbace Meecedits, died aet. four or five years. 



2303. 

WILLIAM BRIGHAM, of Warren, Mass., farmer, (son of Aaron Bliss 
and Lydia Brigham, of W.,) was born in W., March 10th, 1823, and mar- 
ried April 2, 1845, to Charlotte A., daughter of Lawson and Sophia Kings- 
bury. She was born in Framingham, Mass., Feb. 27th, 1824, and died in 
W., Oct. 16, 1876. He died in W., July 14, 1872. Issue : 

4487. Fanny Kingsbury, born in W., Nov. 28, 1847. 



2207. 

WARRINER, of Warren, Mass., machinist, (son ot Ambrose Bliss and 
Lucy Allen, of W.,) was born in that place, Aug. 25th, 1831, and married 
Nov. 30, 1854, to Wealthy, daughter of John and Betsey Strickland. She 
was born at Warren, Dec. 2, 1830. Issue, born in the same place : 

4488. Lucy Allen, born June 7, 1857. 

4489. Justin Edward, born Jan. 3, 1861, (S. R., 1862.) 

4490. Franklin Waeeinee, born Nov. 28, 1868. 



2209. 

ABNER ALLEN, machinist, of Warren, Mass., (son of Ambrose Bliss 
and Lucy Allen, of W.,) was born at that place, June 6, 1835, and married 
Nov. 18, 1860, to Sophia Henrietta Cowee, who was born in the same place, 
Feb. 27, 1838, — daughter of Sullivan and Eliza Cowee. Children, born 
and resident at W., where three of them died : 

4491. Eugene C, born Jan. 3, 1865. 

4492. Aethue, born July 23, and died July 30, 1868. 

4493. Walter A., born April 30, (S. R., 4,) and died Aug. 19, 1870. 

4494. Ida J., born May 2, 1872, and died Jan. 22, 1877. 

4495. Geetbude Eliza, born April 30, 1876. 



2220. 

THEODORE, farmer, of Wheelersburgh, Scioto Co., Ohio, (son of Theo- 
dore Bliss and Abigail Atherton, of W.,) was born in Essex Co., N. Y., 
Aug. 16, 1810, and married May 4, 1837, to Mary P. Flower, who was born 
at- Warren, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1819, and both were living in 1878. Issue : 



292 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4496. Francis M., born at W., Feb. 9, 1838,— a printer,— died at W., Nov. 23, 1872. 

4497. Clarence P., born at Portsmouth, 0., Dec. 25, 1840,— a saddler,— m. May 26, 1864, Kate 

Laughlin, and resides at W. 

4498. Ella M., born at W., Sept. 12, 1844, m. Sept. 7, 18 . . . , S. B. Laughlin. 

4499. Winfield S., born at W., June 13, 1847, died Jan. 13, 1852. 



2222. 

MARTIN, tailor, of Rushville, Ind., (son of Theodore Bliss and Abigail 
Atherton, of Wheelersburgh, O.,) was born in Essex Co., N. Y., Dec. 6th, 
1816, and married Feb. 7, 1815, to Harriet A. Carr, who was born in Vance- 
burgh, Ky., Jan. 30, 1829. Both were living in 1878. Issue : 

4500. Elizabeth Mart, b. in Concord, Ky., June 26, 1846, m. May 7th, 1867, A. B. Campbell, 

of Bloomington, 111. 

4501. George W., b. in Concord, Ky., July 12, 1850, m. April 22, 1878, Harriet Denning. He 

is a clerk, and resides at Rushville, Ind. 

4502. Flora B., b. in Concord, Oct. 15, 1855, m. Dec. 12, 1872, Capius Rominger. of Hope, Ind. 

4503. "William, b. at Cynthiana, Ky., May 9, 1858, — clerk, at Rushville, Ind. 

4504. Laura, born at Cynthiana, Sept. 12, 1861, resides at Rushville. 

4505. Hattie J., b. at R>ii8hville, Ind., Nov. 1865, resides at Rushville. 



2227. 

STEPHEN VAN, of Vanceburgh, Lewis Co., Ky., tailor, (son of Jona- 
than Bliss and Esther Griswold, of Gilsuni, N. H., and of Wheelersburgh, 
Ohio,) was born in New York State, Sept. 21, 1811, and married Jan. 27, 
1834, to Rebecca Jane Carr. She was born at V., Jan. 18, 1819, and died 
July 16, 1855. Issue, born at V. : 

4506. George Riley, born March 7, 1835, died April 15, 1850. 

4507. Mary Elizabeth, born March 15, 1837, died Oct. 27, 1840. 

4508. Virgil, born Jan. 26, 1839, died Sept. 25,1841. 

4509. *Francis Marion, born July 15, 1841. 

4510. William Henry, born Dec. 1, 1843,— of Paris, Ky., n. m. 

4511. Harriet Amanda, b. July 24th, 1846, m. Feb. 14th, 1868, William T. Orr, and resides in 

Cincinnati, O. 

4512. James Hervey, born Jan. 14th, 1849, — cigar maker, Latrobe, Penn., or Council Bluffs, 

Iowa. Never married. 

4513. Ella Jane, b. Aug. 19, 1851, m. Oct. 16, 1873, Thomas M. Adamson, of Ironton, Ohio. 

4514. Malcolm, born June 8, 1854,— of Maysville, Ky., died Sept. 23, 1860. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 27th, 1855, to Susan Jane Sid- 
well. She was born in Maysville, Ky., Dec. 22, 1825, and resided there in 
1878. He died Nov. 29, 1871. Issue, born at Maysville : 

4515. Aaron G., born Sept. 12, 1856,— book-keeper, at Maysville, Ky. 

4516. Charles Pemberton, born Nov. 8, 1858, — carriage trimmer, at M. 

4517. Nannie, born April 7, 1861, lives at M. 

4518. Ida, born July 15, 1863, a student, lives at M. 



2230. 

CHARLES HENRY, of Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, painter, (son of 
Jonathan Bliss and Esther Griswold, of Wheelersburgh, Ohio,) was born 
at W., Sept. 10, 1824, and married at Portsmouth, Oct. 10, 1848, to Jo- 
sephine Williamson. She was born at P., Nov. 16, 1833. Issue, resident 
at Portsmouth : 



NINTH GENERATION. 293 

4519. Mary Esther, born at Portsmouth, Nov. 4th, 1849, m. Oct. 18th, 1871, Thomas Dolan, 

blacksmith, of P. 

4520. John William, b. at P., Nov. 25, 1851,— resides at Portsmouth. 

4521. Sarah Elizabeth, b. at Jasper, O., April 7, 1854, d. May 20, 1855. 

4522. Harriet Amanda, b. at Jasper, Sept. 15, 1856, m. Dec. 13, 1875, Gilbert Ely, molder. 

4523. Maria Ellen, b. at J., Aug. 13, 1859, m. June 27, 1878, Charles "Wiggins, iron worker. 

4524. Mark Ellis, b. in J., Feb. 21, 1862, d. Oct. 27, 1863. 

4525. Laura Gladys, b. at J., Nov. 5, 1864. ^ 

4526. Martha Jane, h. at J., Feb. 21, 1867. 

4527. Ada Bell, b. at J., July 25, 1870. 

4528. Charles Henry, jr., b. at J., July 22, 1873. 



3233. 

Dr. ABNER FRANKLIN, of Cambridgeport and Wardsboro, Vt., (son 
of Dr. Abner Bliss and Sally Worster, of Alstead, N. H.,) was born at A., 
July 30, 1829, and graduated at Castleton Medical College, Jan. 22, 1851. 
He was married May 29, 1854, to Mary P., daughter of Samuel and Susan 
(Holt) Burroughs, of A. She was born at A., April 13, 1836. Issue : 

4529. Abner Franklin, jr., born at Windham, Vt., April 29, 1855, died Nov. 10, 1856. 

4530. Mary Eliza, born at Marlow, N. H., Aug. 19, 1857. 

4531. Charles Samuel, born at Jamaica, Vt., Jan. 27, 1863. 

4532. Caroline Ann, born at Jamaica, April 22, 1865. 



2235. 

CYRUS RANSOM, of Gilsum, and of Stoddard, N. H., (a son of Cyrus 
Bliss and Nancy Dean, of G.,) was born at G., June 19, 1826, and married 
March 31, 18..., to Lodema A. Barron. She was born at Stoddard, July 30, 
1836, and died in G., Feb. 23, 1865. He was a farmer. Issue, born in G. : 

4533. Nancy Louisa, born in 18..., died aged about five years. 

4534. Nancy Elvira, bom June 22, 1853, married March 15, 1869, Simeon Wheeler, farmer, of 

Northboro, Mass., son of Oliver P. and Harriet Wheeler, (b. at Bolton, Mass., about 
1847.) 

4535. Simon Ransom, born April 25, 1855. 

4536. Mary Isabel, born July 20, 1858, m. Aug. 24th, 1873, Christopher Wheeler, farmer, of 

Northboro, Mass. He is a son of Oliver P. and Harriet Wheeler, and was born at 
Berlin, Mass., 1852-3. 

4537. Arthur, born Dec. 1, 1860. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 16, 1866, to Mrs. Mary T. (Col- 
lins) Nourse, and again in 1877, to Mrs. Lucinda (Temple) Dunlap, daugh- 
ter of Melvin and Betsey Temple. She was b. in Stoddard, N. H., ab. 1847. 



2242. 

SAMUEL SHEPARD, livery stable keeper, of New Bedford, Mass., 
(son of Levi Bliss and Mary Shepard, of Brookfield, Vt.,) was born at Al- 
stead, N. H., July 16, 1816, and married July 30, 1840, to Bathsheba, dau. 
of Hezekiah and Sarah Hoxie, of Sandwich, Mass. She was born in 1815, 
and died childless, Feb. 21, 1843. He was afterwards married, April 4, 
1844, to Mercy S., daughter of Allen and Hannah Ewell, of North Marsh- 
field, Mass., who was born April 21, 1822. Issue : 



294 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4538. Levi Allen, born March 31, 1845. 

4539. Samuel Watson, born Dec. 21, 1846. 

4540. Charles Manchester, born Nov. 12, 1848. 

4541. John Allen, born Nov. 23, 1853, died Aug. 22, 1855. 

4542. Henry Lee, born June 24, 1855. 

4543. John, born Jan. 28, 1857. 

4544. Arthur, born Feb. 7, 1858. 

4545. Mary Smith, b. March 18, 1860, m. March 20, 1878, Frederick R. Brightman, of N. B., 

(bora at Westport, Mass.) 

4546. Allen Ewell, born June 12, and died Oct. 28, 1861. 



3249. 

SYLVESTER, of Redfield, Oswego County, N. Y., shoemaker, (son of 
Samuel B. Bliss and Martha Isham, of Gilsum, N. H.,) was born April 14, 
1814, and married March 6, 1836, to Rosanna M. West, (born at Sherburne, 
N. Y., April 10, 1820.) He enlisted in the army at the breaking out of the 
great rebellion, and died at Sackettfs Harbor, N.Y. Mrs. B. resided (1879) 
at Sandy Creek, N. Y. Issue, born at Adams, N. Y. : 

4547. Ruth L., born Sept. 16, 1837, m. April 11, 1855, Calvin C. Harmon, and res. at Pulaski, 

N.Y. 

4548. Hannah L., born Sept. 8, 1840, m. Sept. 25, 1856, Joseph William Hitchcock, and resides 

at Woodville, N. Y. 

4549. Elisabeth C, born Nov. 7, 1842, m. March 5, 1865, Judson C. Hart, of Rodman, N. Y. 

4550. Washington M., born April 1, 1845. 

4551. Herbert S., born March 15, 1850, m. Nov. 12, 1870, Adel. M. Merrell. 



2250. 

DAVID, of Union Settlement, Constantia, Oswego Co., N. Y., shoe- 
maker, (son of Samuel B. Bliss and Martha Isham, of Gilsum, N. H.,) was 
born in G., March 23, 1816, and married April 23, 1850, to Cursandana O., 
daughter of Rev. Jason M'Kee, of Watertown, N. Y. She was born at 
Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., April 3, 1827. Issue : 

4552. Martha Ellen, born at Adams, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1851. 

4553. Ella Maria, born at A., July 29, 1853. 

4554. Eliza May, born at A., Dec. 16, 1856. 

4555. Adelbert Edson, born at Redfield, N. Y., June 15, 1860, and died there. 

4556. Edwin Franklin, born at R., April 5, 1862. 

4557. Emma Florence, born at R., Aug. 6, 1864. 

4558. Albert Ransom, born at West Monroe, N. Y., July 15, 1867 



2254. 

ALFRED, of Byron, Fond du Lac Co., Wis., farmer, (a son of Sylvester 
Bliss and Hannah Hall, of Adams, N. Y.,) was born at A., Feb. 15, 1821, 
married at A., May 3, 1819, to Harriet R. Allen, of that place, started the 
same day for the West, and settled in B. He has served two years as Su- 
pervisor, two years as Justice, and thirteen years as Town Clerk, — and a 
few years as class leader in the M. E. Church. Issue : 

4559. Ella Janett, born Oct. 27, 1851, died Jan. 11, 1870. 

4560. William Sylvester, b. Aug. 5, 1855, is preparing (1878) at the Wisconsin State Univer- 

sity, as a civil engineer. 



NINTH GENERATION. 295 

2261. 

Hon. GEORGE, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Hon. George Bliss, LL.D.. 
and Hannah Clark, of S.,) was born Nov. 16th, 1793, graduated at Yale in 
1812, and adopted the profession of law. In the war of 1812, he was an 
Aid to Gen. Jacob Bliss, and thereby gained the title of Colonel. He was 
many times a member of the Senate and House of Representatives of Mas- 
sachusetts, and presided over the former body in 1835, and over the latter 
in 1853. In 1849 he was a member of the Executive Council. In 1852 he 
was a Presidential Elector. He was one of the projectors of the Boston 
& Albany R. R., and also the Hartford & Springfield R. R. ; was General 
Agent and President of the Boston & Albany R. R., from 1836 to 1842, and 
wrote a history of the road ; was President of the Michigan Southern R. R., 
from 1850 to 1852; President of the Chicago & Mississippi R. R., in 1853 
and 1854 ; and President of the Michigan Southern, again, from 1853 to 1860. 
He was a public benefactor in giving to the Springfield City Library the 
land on which that building stands, and ten thousand dollars in cash. He 
was married April 20, 1825, to Mary Shepherd, daughter of Jonathan and 
Sarah Dwight. She was born Feb. 24, 1801, and died April 12, 1870. He 
died April 19, 1873. Issue : 

4561. Sarah Dwight, born June 3d, 1826, ra. Oct. 24th, 1849, George "Walker, Esq., lawyer, of 

Springfield, now President of the Gold and Stock Telegraph Co., New York City. 
He was a son of James Walker, and Sally Smith, of Peterborough, N. H., was born 
April 1, 1824, graduated at Dartmouth in 1842; has been a member of both houses 
of the Massachusetts Legislature, Bank Commissioner, President of Third National 
Bank, and was European agent of the U. S. Treasury Department in 1865, and Consul 
General at Paris in 1880. Four children,— Louisa Dwight, James, Philip, and Anna, 
living, — one child, Mary, having died. 

4562. George, b. May 3d, 1830,— lawyer, editor, etc.,— 54 West 39th st., New York City. He 

graduated at Harvard in 1851, adopted the profession of law, and edited with Hon. 
David A. Wells, several volumes of " The Annual of Scientific Discovery," (estab- 
lished by them while he was in college,) and afterwards with him the "Science of 
Things Familiar," both of which were successful. January 1st, 1859, he became 
private secretary to Gov. Morgan, of N. Y. ; in 1861-2, Aide and Paymaster Gen- 
eral of the State, with rank of Colonel ; also, Captain of the Fourth N. Y. Heavy 
Artillery. Under authority of the Secretary of War, in 1862-3, he raised in N. Y. 
State, the 20th, 26th, and 31st regiments of the U. S. Colored Troops. Dec. 20, 1872, 
he was appointed U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which 
office he held till Jan. 24, 1877. He at one time published a Treatise on the Law of 
Life Insurance, which has gone through two editions, and is regarded as the stand- 
ard work on that subject. In 1878-9 he published "An Annotated Code of the Civil 
Procedure of New York," some 1300 pages, and in 1879-80, was one of three com- 
missioners appointed by the Legislature to compile all the laws of the State relating 
especially to the city of New York, about 2000 pages. He was m. Oct. 22, 1856, to 
Catharine Van Rensselaer, daughter of Francis Dwight, Esq., but has n.o issue. She 
was born in Detroit, Mich., March 29, 1835. 

4563. Mary, born April 5, died Aug. 12, 1832. 

» 
2266. 

RICHARD, Esq., of Springfield, and of Allston, Mass., (son of Hon. 
George Bliss, LL.D., and Abigail Rowland of S.,) was b. May 12, 1811, 
graduated at Amherst in 1831, adopted the profession of law, and was for 
some time clerk of the Judicial Courts of Hampden Co. He was married, 
May 18, 1837, to Sarah Pynchon Eastman. Issue : 



296 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4564. Richard, jr., bora May 26, 1842, enlisted in 1862, in Co. A, 46th Mass. Infantry for nine 

months, — unmarried in 1878. 

4565. Abbt Elizabeth, horn Jan. 4, 1846, married in Exeter, N. H., Feh. 1, 1871, George T. 

Conner, of Chicago, and resides in Allston. Issue : 1. Annie Pynchon Conner, b. 
in C, Jan. 1, 1872, died in A., May 7, 1875. 2. Eichard Bliss, b. in A., Aug. 20, 1874. 



2278. 

HENRY, of Troy, N. Y., and of 114 Butler street, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
(son of Moses Bliss and Mary Woleott, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born 
May 22, 1815, and married May 18, 1811, to Julia Frances, daughter of 
Bethel Mather, of Schaghticoke, N. Y. She was born in 1818, and died 
Nov. 2, 1859, after giving birth to her sixth child. This last gift of affec- 
tion was, at the request of the dying mother, given at her bedside in bap- 
tism to the Lord, and named Julia Frances Bliss, — her pastor, Dr. Noble, 
performing the sacred rite, — and soon after, with the father's approval, 
given to the mother's sister, Mrs. Morgan, of Troy, the mother remarking 
that her "sister could do better by the child, and would — even were I to 
live." The child (1877) resides with Mrs. Morgan, at HoosickFalls. Issue : 

4566. *Henbt Lay, born Feb. 9, 1843. 

4567. Mabt M., b. Nov. 26, 1845, m. at Troy, ab. 1864, to Rev. John P. Roe, then Pastor of the 

First Presbyterian Church ai Lansingburgh, N. Y., and now res. at Oshkosh, Wis. 
Issue : 1. Julia Morgan Roe, b. Nov. 6, 1865. 2. Edward, b. June 22d, 1868, died 
Aug. 8, 1868. 3. James Walter, b. July 26, 1869. 4. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 13, 
1871. 5. Susan Annie, b. Sept. 23, 1873. 6. Caroline Frances, b. Sept. 20, 1876. 

4568. Caroline H., born Dec. 3, 1849, died March 5, 1851. 

4569. William Mather, born Nov. 29, 1851-2,— engineer,— 129 Butler St., Brooklyn, N. Y., 

married Dec. 24, 1874, Adelia T. Kelley, who was b. in N. Y. City, March 1st, 1857, 
— no issue in 1S78. 

4570. Bethel Mather, born Oct. 25, 1855, died in July, 1856. 

4571. Julia Frances, born Oct. 18, 1859. 



2283. 

FRANKLIN, of West Springfield, Mass., farmer, (son of Hubbard Bliss 
and Emily Hitchcock, of S.,) was born June 11, 1803, and married in Sep- 
tember, 1834, to Emily Bagg, daughter of Pliny Bagg, and Sabra Nelson, 
of West Springfield. She was born Sept. 8, 1812. He died from the kick 
of a horse, June 4, 1873. Issue : 

4572. *Edwin A., born July 31, 1835. 

4573. *Charles, born Dec. 24, 1839. 



2284. 

EDWIN, of Springfield, Mass., (son of Hubbard Bliss and Emily Hitch- 
cock, of S.,) was born May 3, 1805, and married May 2, 1827, to Mary, 
daughter of Alexander and Margaret Rumrill. She was born in Aug., 1804. 
He died July 29, 1834. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 297 

4574. John Stebbins, born Jan. 27, 1828, died March 13, 1834. 

4575. Alexander, born Feb. 11, 1830, — resides in Longmeadow, Mass., — unmarried. 

4576. Mart Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17th, 1832, m. Nov. 11th, 1858, Charles L. M'Intosh, of Long- 

meadow, where she now resides. He is a son of Robert M'Intosh, and was born at 
L., in 1827, — one daughter, Mary. 

4577. Edwin, born Feb. 9, and died June 15, 1834. 

The mother was afterwards married to Edwin Eells, of S. 



2288. 

HENRY HUBBARD, of LaHarpe, and of Galesburgh, Knox Co., 111., 
(son of Hubbard Bliss and Emily Hitchcock, of Springfield, Mass.,) was 
born at S., Sept. 24, 1813, and married Sept. 5, 1836, to Lucy, daughter of 
Henry and Lucy Comstock, who was born at S., Aug. 15, 1815, — and re- 
moved to 111., in 1838. He is a cabinet maker. Issue : 

4578. Howard Calhoun, b. at Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 15th, 1837,— a tinner, at Galesburgh, 

— unmarried in 1877. 

4579. Eliza, horn at La Harpe, Oct. 26, 1839, died Oct. 30, 1850. 

4580. Lewis, horn at La Harpe, April 2, 1843, died Sept. 20, 1845. 

4581. Lucy, born at La Harpe, Aug. 15, and died Oct. 12, 1845. 

4582. *William Henry, born at La Harpe, July 25, 1846. 

4583. Anna Maria, born at La Harpe, Nov. 2Sth, 1848, m. March 25th, 1869, Homer L. Bacon, 

freight agent, at Burlington, Iowa. 

4584. Mary Frances, born at La Harpe, Dec. 10, 1850, — resides at G. 

4585. Emily Hubbard, born at La Harpe, April 28, 1853, — resides at G. 

4586. James Franklin, born at La Harpe, July 22, 1855, died May 17, 1860. 

4587. Margaret Bell, born at La Harpe, Dec. 22, 1859, — resides at G. 

4588. Artelicia, born at La Harpe, Jan. 16, 1863,— resides at G. 



2289. 

THOMAS WILLIAMS, 184 King street, Charleston, S. C, (son of Hub- 
bard Bliss and Emily Hitchcock, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Jan. 2, 
1810, and married Oct. 23, 1848, to Emily B., daughter of William and 
Esther Pynchon, of S. Issue : 

4589. Eliza, born in S., Oct. 12, 1851. 

4590. Sarah Pynchon, born in C, Feb. 24, 1859. 



2298. 

LUTHER, jr., of Springfield, Mass., farmer and merchant, (son of Lu- 
ther Bliss and Rebecca Ferre, ot S.,) was born at S., Oct. 30th, 1821, and 
married, June 2, 1847, to Sarah, daughter of George and Eunice (Bliss) 
Gardner, who was born at S., Dec. 9, 1823. Issue : 

4591. *William Henry, born May 29, 1848. 

4592. Jane Gardner, born April (S. R., June) 27, 1852, died July 1, 1858. 

4593. Elizabeth, born March 29, (S. R., 26,) 1856, died Nov. 20, 1868. 

4594. George Gardner, born Sept. 9, 1861. 

4595. A daughter, twin with George, died same day. 
4696. Charles, born Dec. 20, 1865, died Aug. 20, 1866. 

38 



298 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

8299. 

EBENEZER, of Springfield, Mass., farmer, (son of Luther Bliss and 
Rebecca Ferre, of S.,) was born Nov. 28, 1823, and married May 10, 1854, 
to Sarah Adams. She died Dec. 12, 1867, set. 41. Issue : 

4597. Samuel R., bom March 25, 1862, died Feb. 11, 1870. 

The father was afterwards married, October 25, 1869, to Mrs. Permelia 
Elizabeth, (widow of the late Philip) Smith, daughter of Aaron Steele, of 
East Randolph, Vt. No further issue. 



3302. 

JAMES HENRY, of Springfield, Mass., grocer, (son of Luther Bliss and 
Rebecca Ferre, of S.,) was born Oct. 22, 1830, and married at Lyme, Conn., 
Oct. 22, 1863, to Anna Louise, daughter of John G., and Julia Ann (Bill) 
Hughes, of L., (born March 23, 1837.) He died Sept. 6, 1867, leaving an 
only daughter who resides with her mother at S. Issue : 

4598. Annie Rebecca, born Sept. 25, 1864. 



2306. 

RODERICK A., of Delhi, Mich., (Onondaga P. O.,) farmer, (son of Da- 
vid Bliss and Matilda Allen, of D., was born at Russell, Mass., Jan. 26, 
1831, and married in 1859, to Martha M. Jimmerson. She was born at N. 
Y. City, July 24, 1834, and died at Lansing, Mich., in 1868. Issue, born at 
Delhi : 

4599. Emma, born Aug. 30, 1860. 

4600. George W., born Aug. 30, 1864. 



2309. 

ALEXANDER, lawyer, 820 Conn. Ave., Washington, D. C, (son of Al- 
exander Bliss and Elizabeth Davis, of Boston, Mass.,) was born Dec. 29, 
1827, graduated at Harvard in 1847, studied at Berlin and Heidelberg, was 
admitted to the Bar in New York, in 1853, entered the army in 1861, was 
made Captain and A. Q. M. of Volunteers, Feb. 3, 1862, Captain in the 
regular army March 13, 1863, Lieut. Col. and Q. M. April 20th, 1863, and 
Breveted Col. U. S. A., March 13, 1865. In June, 1867, he was appointed 
Secretary of Legation at Berlin, where he remained until July 1, 1874, dur- 
ing which time he resigned his position in the army, (1868.) He was m. 
Oct. 3, 1865, to Eleanor Taylor, only daughter of Hon. Wm. J. Albert, M. 
C, (and Emily, his wife,) of Baltimore, Md. She d. at Berlin, Feb. 3, 1874. 
Issue : 

4601. William Julian Albert, born at Washington, D. C, Jan. 22, 1S67. 

4602. Elizabeth Bancroft, born at Berlin, Germany, Nov. 6, 1868. 



NINTH GENERATION. 299 

2310. 

BENJAMIN KING, druggist, of Springfield, Mass., and of New York 
City, (P. O. box 4129,) firm of B. K. Bliss & Sons, Seed and Horticultural 
Warehouse, 34 Barclay street, (son of Elijah Williams Bliss and Orphana 
King, of Springfield,) was born Oct. 4, 1819, and married, Nov. 27, 1843, 
to Clarissa P., daughter of Samuel and Clarissa (Preston) Blake, of Bos- 
ton, Mass. She was born July 20, 1823, and died March 21, 1878. Issue : 

4603. Samuel Blake, born March 16th, 1845, and m. in Nov., 1871, to Anna E. Robinson, of 

Watertown, N. Y. No issue in 1877. 

4604. Elijah Williams, born Aug. 12, 1847, — unmarried. 

4605. George Theodore, born Nov. 29, 1852, — unmarried. 

4606. Clara Orphana, born Sept. 14, 1854, — unmarried. 



2329. 

HORACE WASHBURN, of South Hadley Falls, Mass., (son of Horace 
Bliss and Amity Washburn, of Putney, Vt.,) was born Oct. 15, 1833, and 
married Sept. 1, 1857, to Amelia B. Trumbull. She is a daughter of Har- 
vey and Laura Trumbull, and was born at East Granby, Mass., ab. 1840-1. 
Issue : 

4607. Julius "Washburn, born June 1, 1859,— in Yale College in 1879. He was m. Aug. 24th, 

1876, [S. R.,] to Emily A. Starkweather, daughter of Cyrus Starkweather and Mary 
P. Bartlett, who was born in Suffleld, Conn., about 1858-9. 

4608. Emma Amelia, born Dec. 2, 1864. 

4609. Charles Milton, born April 2, 1867, died Nov. 10, 1869. 

4610. Edmund Horace, born Nov. 2, 1874, (S. R., 1873.) 

4611. Charles Eugene, born April 23, 1876. 



2330. 

CHARLES HENRY, of Newburyport, Mass.*, silk peddler and trader, 
(son of Horace Bliss and Amity Washburn, of Putney, Vt.,) was born Dec. 
16, 1838, and married Nov. 25, 1862, to Emily Augusta Lydston. She is a 
daughter of William and Mary Lydston, and was b. at N., in 1838. Issue : 

4612. Clara Amity, born Nov. 11, 1863. 

4613. Edward Lydston, born Dec. 10, 1865. 

4614. Charles Arthur, born Oct. 26, 1867. 

4615. Maria Washburn, born May 6, 1869. 

4616. Charlotte Emily, born March 8, and died Sept. 9, 1871. 

4617. Earnest William, born Aug. 10, 1873. 

/vf>riy 

4618. George .Skmsk, born April 21, 1875. 

4619. Mary Campbell, born at N., April 19, 1877. 



2332. 

FRANCIS CHAMPION, Esq., of Bloomfield (and Newark?) N. J., (son 
of Elisha Bliss and Almira Sikes, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born April 
13, 1819, graduated at Amherst in 1846, and adopted the profession of law. 
He was married in 1846, to Mary Ellis, of Cleveland, O. Issue : 

4620. Kate Ellis, born in May, 1855, m. Dec. 23, (?) 1876, Edward Kennedy. 

4621. Louis E. 



300 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3333. 

ELISHA, jr., of N. Y. City, and of Hartford, Conn., (son of Elisha Bliss 
and Almira Sikes, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Oct. 13, 1821, and mar- 
ried Nov. 3, 1841, to Lois A., daughter of Micah and Trypkona Thayer of 
S., who died July 28, 1855. Issue : 

4622. *Francis Edgar, born Sept 23, 1843. 

4623. Emma A., born Feb. 21, 1850, died May 7, 1850. 

4624. Mart Alice, bom Jan. 6, 1852, died April 21, 1860, 

4625. Bichard W., born May 25, and died July 15, 1855. 

The father was afterwards married to Amelia F., daughter of Mr. O. H. 
Crosby, of N. Y. Issue : 

4626. Walter, born at Agawani, Mass., Dec. 23, 1858. 

4627. Hattie (Emma, born at Lee, Mass., Aug. 13, 1860. ?) 

4628. Almira. 



2335. 

RICHARD WOOLWORTH, of Hartford, Conn., (son of Eliska Bliss and 
Almira Sikes of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Aug. 18,(?) 1826, and mar- 
ried Sept. 19, 1855, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah and Abigail Jen- 
nison, of Hartford. She was born Dec. 7, 1835. Issue : 

4629. Charles Hampton, born June 15, 1857. 

4630. Mary Frances, born Sept. 30, 1862. 



3336. 

EDWARD A., of Bloomfield, N. J., (a son of Elisha BKss and Almira 
Sikes, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born May 31, 1829, and married April 4, 
1861, to Emily Harvey Loomis, of Westchester, Conn., resides in Bloom- 
field, and is engaged in banking, at the Tenth National Bank, N. Y. City. 
She was a daughter of Alfred L. Loomis and Abigail Foote, of W., and was 
born March 20, 1837. Issue : 

4634. Edward Milton, born Jan. 6, 1863. 

4632. Alfred Loomis, born Aug. 17, 1866. 

4633. Jennie Louise, bora June 11, 1871. 

4634. Helen Augusta, born Sept. 22, 1872. 



3339. 

Rev. EDWIN ELISHA, of Constantinople, Turkey, (a son of Harvey 
Bliss and Abigail Grout, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born in Westminster, 
Vt., April 12, 1817, graduated at Amherst in 1837, was ordained in West 
Springfield, and became a missionary of the A. B. C. F. M., stationed at 
Trebizond, Asia Minor, but is now at C, (1877.) He was married Feb. 26, 
1843, to Isabella Holmes, daughter of Richard and Mary Clapp Porter, of 
Portland, Me. She was born Feb. 25, 1819. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 301 

4635. Mary Abigail, born Oct. 19, 1844, married March 21, 1867, Henry Otis, eon of Rev. Dr. 

Dwight, and died in Constantinople, Nov. 15, 1872, leaving two daughters and a son, 
the latter dying soon after his mother. Mr. D., (born 1843) was in the Union army 
in most of the great battles, under Grant and Sherman, and afterwards, in 1867, was 
the financial agent of the Turkish mission in Constantinople. 

4636. Laura Araxenb, born Oct. 7th, 1846, m. Dec. 3d, 1874, (S. R., 1873,) as second wife of 

Langdon Storer Ward, Treasurer of the A. B. C. F. M., and resides at Brookline, 
Mass. He was born in Saco, Me., in 1827-8. 

4637. William Dwight Porter, born Aug. 20, 1856, in C, graduated at Amherst in 1878. 

4638. Isabella Stoddard, born in C, Aug. 11, 1858. 



2342. 

Rev. ISAAC GROUT, D. D., of Constantinople, Turkey, (Bible House,) 
a son of Harvey Bliss and Abigail Grout, of Springfield, Mass., was born 
July 5, 1822, graduated at Amherst in 1814, and became a missionary of the 
A. B. C. F. M., at Erzeroum, Asia Minor, and is now in Constantinople, 
their agent in the Levant, having built the Bible House in C, in 1871. He 
was married May 9, 1847, to Eunice Bliss, (daughter of Aaron and Eunice 
Day, of West Springfield, Mass. She was born July 22, 1823. (See No. 
159.) Issue: 

4639. Edwin Munsell, b. Sept. 12, 1848, graduated at Amherst in 1871, Tale Divinity School 

in May, 1877, was ordained at New Haven, Conn., May 18, 1877, and is now a mis- 
sionary at C, — unmarried in 1878. 

4640. Annie Day, born at W. S., Nov. 10, 1853,— a teacher in the "Home," a mission school 

for girls, in Constantinople. 

4641. Hakvet Mills, born March 9, 1856, died June 23, 1857. 

4642. Emma Isabella, born in C, Dec. 14th, 1858, died of typhoid fever, at Broosa, Turkey, 

Aug. 19,^1874. 

4643. William Goodell, born at C, July 5, 1861. 

4644. Charles Lincoln, born at C, April 14, 1865. 

4645. Sylvester Strong, born at C, about 1868. 



2343. 

HARVEY, jr., of Springfield, Mass., and of Grinnell, Iowa, (a son of 
Harvey Bliss and Abigail Grout, of S.,) was born May 2, 1824, and mar- 
ried March 17, 1847, to Elnora Rose, (who was born at Granville, Mass.,) 
removed to Iowa in 1856, was in mercantile business seven years, and since 
then has been a farmer. Issue : 

4646. Emma Louisa, born Jan. 9, and died July 17, 1848. 

4647. Frank Rose, born in S., July 24, 1851, — a farmer, in Storm Lake, Iowa. 

4648. Louis Alexander, born in S., June 4, 1854, — farmer and stock raiser, in Macon, Neb., — 

no family. 

4649. Harvey Silas, born in G., Jan. 29, 1857, — in Iowa College, at G. 

4650. Edwin Clarence, born in G., Aug. 17, 1859, in College, at G. 

4651. Lizzie Mary Chamberlin, (adopted,) born July 21, 1848, m. in 1868, to John Carney, 

and died at Gilman, Iowa, Dec. 31, 1875. 

4652. Bell Etta, (adopted from the Children's Home, in Springfield, 111.,) born March 17th, 

1863. 

2345. 

SYLVESTER SAGE, of 44 So. Ada st., Chicago, 111., druggist, a son of 
Harvey Bliss and Abigail Grout, of Springfield, Mass., was born Feb. 10th, 



302 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

1829, removed to Chicago in 1850, and married Oct. 27, 1859, to Mary E., 
daughter of Orrin F. Woodford, of C. She was born in Boston, Mass., 
March 30, 1840, and died Sept. 16, 1860. Issue : 

4653. Edwin Francis, born Sept. 7, 1860, died Sept. 24, 1860. 

The father was afterwards married, March 12, 1868, to Elizabeth Still- 
man, daughter of Rev. E. A. Strong, of Gambier, O., who was born May 
22, 1847. Issue, born in C. : 

4654. Bertha Strong, born Nov. 25, 1869. 

4655. Jessie Stillman, born Nov. 2, 1871. 

4656. Helen Elizabeth, born May 2, 1876. 



2346. 

SAMUEL, of Chicago, 111., wholesale grocer, 604 Wabash Ave., (son of 
Harvey Bliss and Abigail Grout, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born Oct. 8, 
1833, and married Sept. 15th, 1864, to Amanda Nichols. She was born at 
Danbury, Conn., July 18, 1837. Issue : 

4657. Philip Nichols, born July 3, 1867. 



2350. 

HILAND HARVEY, of Centropolis, Franklin Co., Kansas, (son of John 
Babcock Bliss and Maria Parker, of Woodbury, Vt.,) was b. in W., April 
8, 1833, removed to Kansas in 1856, and married in C, April 23, 1862, to 
Celia M. St. John, of that place. Issue, born in C. : 

4658. Walter Earle, born Marcb 31, 1863. 

4659. Charlie Howard, born Dec. 18, 1864. 

4660. Andrew L., born May 4, 1866, died April 15, 1869. 

4661. Stella Mabel, born Nov. 22, 1870. 

4662. Julia Maria, born Feb. 12, 1873. 



2352. 

WARREN EARLE, of Toledo, O., (son of John Babcock Bliss and Ma- 
ria Parker, of Woodbury, •Vt.,) was born in Calais, Vt., Sept. 20, 1840, and 
married at that place, Jan. 25th, 1866, to Elmina B. Marsh, of C. He en- 
listed in 1861 as a private in Co. G, 4th Vt. Vols., and was promoted to 
Sergeant, and re-enlisted in 1863. Issue : 

4663. Sylvia Hortense, born in T., Dec. 13, 1870. 

4664. Clifford E., born in T., Aug. 29, 1875. 



2353. 

HORACE COLTON, of Hamilton, Ont, Canada, manufacturer of family 
medicines, (son of Isaac Bliss and Eleanor Titus, of Ely, Vt.,) was b. at 
Stafford, Conn., May 27, 1823, and married June 25, 1851, to Marianna H. 
Rogers. She was born at Whitefield, N. II., Aug. 15, 1832. Issue: 



NINTH GENERATION.' 303 

4665. Horace, born in Rutland, Vt., May 5, 1856, and died there Oct. 18, 1856. 

4666. Horace Colton, jr., born at R., Nov. 2, 1S57, dealer in patent medicines, at H. 

4667. Mart Elizabeth, born at Bartonville, Ont., Aug. 7, 1863, died at H., March 16, 1874. 

4668. Ellen Alexander, born at H., June 2, 1866. 

4669. Jennie Louise, born at H., April 12, 1869. 

4670. Jessie Caboline H., born at H. ( Nov. 2, 1871, and died there Sept. 22, 1872. 



2355. 

ISAAC ROYAL, of Avon, Fulton County, HI., merchant, (son of Isaac 
Bliss and Eleanor Titus, of Ely, Vt.,) was born in Thetford, Vt., June 21, 
1827, and married May 1, 1851, to H. Maria Stoddard. She was born at 
Westminster, Vt., April 8, 1832. Issue : 

4671. George R., born at Putney, Vt., Oct. 25, 1852, died at Avon, March 20, 1860. 

4672. William S., born at Westminster, May 25, 1855. 

4673. Charles E., born at A., April 10, 1859. 

4674. Minnie, born at A., April 13, 1861. 

4675. Edgar W., born at A., March 11, 1863. 

4676. Ella S., born at A., Dec. 11, 1864. 

4677. Lizzie F., born at A., Nov. 20, 1869. 



2358. 

EPHRAIM T., of Swan Creek, Warren County, 111., lumber and grain 
dealer, (son of Isaac Bliss and Eleanor Titus, of Ely, Vt.,) was b. at Ver- 
shire, Vt., Nov. 22, 1837, and married Feb. 19, 1863, to Sarah C. Cunning- 
ham. She was born at Greenbush, 111., March 7, 1843. Issue, b. at A. : 

4678. Nellie M., born Feb. 27, 1864. 

4679. Frederick, born May 1, 1865. 

4680. Royal Isaac, born Nov. 24, 1866. 



2359. 

EDGAR, of Swan Creek, Warren Co., 111., merchant, (son of Isaac Bliss 

and Eleanor Titus, of Ely, Vt.,) was born at Vershire, Vt., June 10, 1841, 

and married Sept. 28, 1863, to Nellie M. Badger. She was born at West 

Fairlee, Vt., March 7th, 1843, and died at Swan Creek, 111., Jan. 22, 1877. 
Issue : 

4681. Edgar Dean, born at Vershire, Vt., Oct. 28, 1864. 

4682. Carrie Eleanor, born at Avon, 111., Jan. 12, 1867. 

4683. Nettie Mat, born at Berwick, 111., June 26, 1869. 

4684. Saijah Edna, born at B., April 10, 1871. 

4685. George William, born at B., Feb. 1, 1872. 

4686. Arthur, born and died at Swan Creek, Jan. 5, 1877. 

The father was afterwards married Sept. 10, 1877, to Hattie E. Bostwick. 
He was a nine months volunteer from Vershire during the war for the 
Union— enlisting Oct. 22, 1862, in Co. A, 15th Vt. Vols. 



304 BLfSS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3361. 

HENRY ISAAC, of La Crosse, Wis., (son of Charles Bliss and Lucia 
Coe, of Hartford, Conn.,) was b. Jan. 8, 1830, graduated at Yale in 1853, 
and is a civil engineer. He was married April 28, 1858, to Harriet Holmes 
Partridge, of Brooklyn, L. I. She was born in Hatfield, Mass., Nov. 19th, 
1837. Issue : 

4687. Chables W., born March 24, and died Dec. 22, 1859. 

4688. Anna Myers, born May 20, 1862. 



3370. 

JOHN, of Milford, and of Boston, (25 and 27 West street, firm of Bliss 
& Perkins, gas fixtures, etc.,) and of West Newton, Mass., (son of Theo- 
dore Bliss and Juliet H. Mann, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born in S., May 
4, 1836, and married Nov. 7, 1860, to Louisa C. Dean. She is a daughter 
of Sylvester and Charlotte (Cutler) Dean, of Milford, where she was born 
in November, 1840. Issue : 

4689. Henrietta, born at M., Dec. 23, 1863. 

4690. Florence Maria, born at Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 9, 1866. 

4691. Edmund Chapin, born in N., March 1, 1869. (1868?) 

4692. Louise Dean, born at N., Oct. 7, 1874. 

4693. Theodore, born at N., Feb. 7, 1876. 

4694. John Leonard, born at N\, April 22, 1878. 



3373. 

WILLIAM, of Springfield, Mass., General Freight Manager of Boston 
and Albany Railroad, (son of William Bliss and Elizabeth A. Benjamin, of 
S.,) was born there Dec. 11, 1834, and married Sept. 22, 1858, to Marga- 
ret Chapin. She is a daughter of Chester W. and Dorcas Chapin, of S., 
where she was born in 1835. Issue : 

4695. Elizabeth Benjamin. 

4696. Chester. 



3376. 

ELIJAH, of Marblehead, Mass., cabinet maker, (son of Elijah and Re- 
becca Bliss, of Dorchester, Mass.,) was b. in D., in Jan. 1784, and married 
to Hannah Pike. She was a daughter ot Moses and Sarah Pike, and was 
born at Salisbury, Mass., in May, 1777, and died in M., of dropsy, July 27, 
1857. He died in M., Dec. 7, 1855. Issue, two children: 

4697. Sabah Ann, born about 1810, died unmarried, set. about 23 years. 

4698. Rebecca, born about 1815, died at M., Dec. 27, 1845, unmarried. 



3377. 

ALPHEUS, of Suffield, Conn., wagon maker, (son of Elijah Bliss and 
Milatiah Packard, of Stoughton, Mass.,) was born in S., May 1, 1795, and 



NINTH GENERATION. 305 

married to Mercy Johnson, of Lebanon, Conn., who bore him one child 
that died in infancy. He was afterwards married about 1819, to Sally Hull, 
of Suffield. She was b. June 10, 1803-4, and died April 16, 1874. He died 
about 1863. Issue : 

4699. *Linus, born Jan. 7, 1822, died October 17, 1872. 

4700. *John, born June 6, 1824, died Oct. 25, 1878. 

4701. *Alpheus, jr., born Feb. 10, 1826. 

4702. *George, born March 10, 1828, died March 30, 1855. 

4703. Maria, born Nov. 28, 1830, m. Lester J. King, of West Stoughton, and died about Oct., 

1873-1. Her oldest daughter, Maria S., m. George C, (son of her brother George) 
Bliss. 

4704. *William Bradford, born March 13, 1834. 

4705. Sarah Jane, born Feb. 11, 1837, m. Aug. 22, 1855, Thomas S. Harmon, clerk, of Boston, 

(born 1827, son of John, of B.,) and afterwards, March 23, 1859, George Mills, of 
Bloomfield, Conn. She aft. m. a Mr. Porter, and resides (1879) at Farmington, Conn. 

4706. *Charles, born Jan. 27, 1840. 

4707. *Samuel Francis, born Nov. 30, 1842. 



2379. 

JAMES, of Louisville, Ky., hat and cap merchant, (son of James Bliss 
and Mehitable Johnson, of Lebanon, Conn., and of Harrison County, Ind.,) 
was born in Chelsea, Vt., March 4, 1793, and married about 1821 to Mary 
R. White. She was born in Jefferson Co., Ky., April 26, 1798, and died in 
Stanford, Lincoln Co., Ky., July 1, 1872. He died in Louisville, August 
27-30, 1857. Issue : 

4708. Ann W., born in Charlestown, Ind., May 11, 1822, m. in 1851, Mr. R. Watts, plasterer, 

of Stanford, Ky. 

4709. Mart J., born at Middletown, Ky., April 20, 1824, m. in 1854, Mr. A. H. Mitchell, car- 

penter, of Middletown, and died in July, 1869. Issue : Fanny, born at M., in Sept., 
1856, resides at M., unmarried. 

4710. James B., born at M., Aug. 8, 1826, died in Feb., 1828. 

4711. Harriet, born at M., Nov. 5, 1828, m. in 1854, Mr. J. B. Higgins, plasterer, of Stanford, 

Ky. Issue, born at Louisville : Julia M., born Aug. 7th, 1857, resides at Stanford; 
Lizzie A., born June 27, 1860, died at Lexington, Ky., March 7, 1867. 

4712. Sally G., born at M., April 17, 1831, died there May 21, 1852. 

4713. Hetty, born at M., June 9, 1833, died March 7, 1851. 

4714. James, jr., born at M., Sept. 6, 1836, is a plasterer, at Stanford, Ky.,— unmarried. 

4715. George W., born at M., Sept. 25, 1838, died in 1839. 



3380. 

PARLEY D., of Corydon, Harrison Co., Ind., farmer, (son of Jas. Bliss 
and Mehitable Johnson, of Lebanon, Conn., and of Harrison Co., Ind.,) 
was born in Chelsea, Vt., May 7, 1801, and married about 1824, to Ase- 
nath Applegate. She was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 7, 1806, and d. Jan. 
23, 1858. He died May 26, 1878. Issue, five daughters and five sons: 

4716. Hettie, b. Sept. 29, 1825, m. Aug. 18, 1841, Mr. Jonathan Crawford, farmer, of Corydon. 
He was born May 10, 1820, and died July 1st, 1854. She resides (1880) at Corydon- 
Issue, born in Harrison Co. : 1. Nancy Ann, b. Aug. 18, 1844, died April 8th, 1871. 

%. Harriet A., born June 28th, 1846, m. Dec. 7th, 1862, , farmer, of Corydon. 

3. Christina, born March 8th, 1849, m. Sept. 13th, 1865, , and resides in Corydon. 

Indiana. 4. Elizabeth, born Nov. 8th, 1851, m. Oct. 16th, 1870, , farmer, of C. 

5. William, born Jan. 28th, 1853, m. Feb. 12th, 1874, ,— farmer of Harrison Co. 

6. Jonathan, jr., born Sept. 12, 1854. 7. Charles W., born Oct. 16, 1859,— farmer, 
in Knox Co., Ind. 

39 



306 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4717. *Jesse, born April 10, 1827, died Aug. 6, 1860. 

4718. Sarah A., born July 23, 1829, m. a Mr. Cunningham, farmer, and lives at New Amster- 

dam, Ind. 

4719. Elizabeth, born Jan. 5, 1831, m. Thomas Brindley, meehanie, and died March 18, 1854. 

4720. Isabel M., born Sept. 12, 1833, m. in July, 1854, Charles Watson, farmer, in H. Co. 

4721. Charles, born June 22, 1835, m. Elizabeth Ricard, and is a fanner in New Amsterdam, 

Ind. He was in the Union army, in the 17th Indiana Volunteers. 

4722. James, born Sept. 27, 1839, died March 24, 1859,— farmer, in H. Co. 

4723. William H., born April 10, 1842, died in the U. S. army at Corinth, Miss., June 8, 1861. 

He was in the 59th Indiana Volunteers. 

4724. Emily, born June 22, 1844, died May 30, 1879. 

4725. William Henry, born April 10, 1846, m. Catharine Baxley, and is a farmer in Corydon, 

(New Amsterdam ?) Ind. He was in the Union army in the 49th Indiana Volunteers. 



2384. 

CHARLES W., Louisville, Ky., hat and cap merchant, (son of James 
Bliss and Mehitable Johnson, of Lebanon, Conn., and of Harrison County, 
Ind.,) was b. in Pennsylvania, in June 1808, and married in 1838, to Mary 
Sayles. She was born in L. in 1816, and died in Georgia in 1876. He died 
in L., in Dec, 1874. Issue, born at L. : 

4726. Eliza, born in 1842, m. in 1867, S. N. Hodges, and resides in L. 

4727. Jennie, born in 1843, m. in 1864, C. C. Ham, of Cherokee Co., Ga. 

4728. Mary, born in 1845, unmarried, resides in Georgia. 

4729. Albert, born in 1847, unmarried, is a hatter in L. 

4730. Alice, born in 1851, died at L., in 1852. 

4731. Charles, jr., born in 1853, unmarried, is a hatter in L., 93 Second St., between Market 

and Jefferson sts. 

4732. Hattie, born in 1855, m. in 1874, H. H. Artline, of Kinglosston, (?) Canada. 



2389. 

CHARLES, of Hemlock Lake, Livingston County, N. Y., mason and 
farmer, (son of Roswell Bliss and Lydia Jewell, [Chamberlain,] of H. L.,) 
was b. in Scipio, N.Y., in 1819, (?) and married to Sarah Jenkins. She was 
born in Rhode Island in 1816, and died in Blissfield, Mich., Oct. 28, 1875(?) 
having been a cripple for fourteen years. He also became helpless about 
1868, by reason of overtaxing his strength while endeavoring to support 
his family. Issue, born at II. L., except the first child : 

4733. Loisa, born at Livonia, N. Y., Nov. 12, 1830, m. about 1852, Chauncey Reed, farmer, of 

Palmyra, N. Y. Issue: Aaron, who died a?t. two years; Sarah, born in 1858, died 
in 1861. Mrs. Reed afterwards married about 1862-3, Benjamin Gordon, farmer, of 
H. L. Issue: Samuel, born in 1863; Adaline, born in 1870. 

4734. *Charles B., born Feb. 3, 1832. 

4735. Mary Jane, born Oct. 21st, 1838, m. Calvin Shepard, wagon maker, of H. L., who was 

killed in the Union army in 1864. Issue : 1. Charles, born in 185 . . , is a railroad 
man, m. Rachel Carson. 2. William, born in 1859, — a railroad employee. 3. Car, 
died aet. two years. Mrs. Shepard afterwards married about 1866, Cornelius Rouse, 
railroad employee, of Gaines' Station, Genesee Co., Mich., where she resides. 

4736. Roswell, born Jan. 8th, 1841, served in the Union army three years, was in thirty hard 

fought battles, " and came out without a scratch." He was married Oct. 28, 1866, to 
Frances Fellowes (born at H. L., 1842,) removed to Blissfield, Mich., 1873, and finally 
settled at Belding, Mich., in 1875. A child died in 1878. 



NINTH GENERATION. 307 

4737. William R., (Capt.,) born July 21, 1S47, was educated at Lima, N. Y., enlisted in 1861, 

as drummer boy in 13th N. Y. S. Voluuteers, and rose to the rank of Corporal, Ser- 
geant, First Lieutenant, Adjutant of Regiment, Aid-de-Camp on staff, and Captain. 
He afterwards raised a company, of which he was made Captain, served till the close 
of the war, was in twenty-seven hard fought battles, was wounded in the shoulder, 
April 1, 1864, and was discharged July 4, 1865. He resides at Wellesville, Jefferson 
Co., N.Y., and is said to be one of the best music teachers in the country, — unmarried 
in 1878. 

4738. Emily, born a cripple in the right ankle, m. in 1862-3, Edward Rouse, farmer, of H. L., 

and died at Gaines' Station, Mich. Issue : James and Sarah. 

4739. *Oscab H., born July 16, 18 , died Aug. 14, 1877. 



§391. 

JOHN, of Thetford, Vt., and of Fountain Prairie, Columbus Co., Wis., 

farmer, (son of Asahel and Patty [Martha] Bliss, of T.,) was born in T., 

and married to Clarissa Lackey, who was born in Spencer, Mass. He died 
at F. P. Issue : 

4740. George. 

4741. Omri. 

4742. Oramel. 

4743. Betsey. 

4744. *Alanson H-, born at Middlebury, Vt., Feb. 25, 1829. 

4745. Mary. 

4746. Sewall. 

4747. Julia, married James H. Hoyt, of Fall River, Wis. 



2393. 

PARLEY ROGERS, of Union Springs, Cayuga Co., N. Y., mer6hant, 
(son of Beriah Bliss and Temperance Rogers, of U. S.,) was b. in Scipio, 
N. Y., April 13, 1802, and married Not. .18, 1831, to Polly Starkweather, 
who was born in Preston, Conn., Dec. 30, 1809. He was drowned in Cayuga 
Lake, with his brother Ariel, Jan. 29, 1834. Issue: 

4748. *Edson Parley, born in Ledyard, N. Y., July 1, 1833. 



2394. 

ALANSON, of Ashtabula, O., and of Wis., (son of Bei-iah Bliss 

and Temperance Rogers, ol Union Springs, N. Y.,) was married to Eunice 
Simmons, who died about 1850-5. He died in Wis., in 1869. Issue: 

4749. Lucina. 

4750. Mary, married a Mr. Moore, in Jefferson Co., Wis. 

4751. Ruth, married a Mr. Hobbler, of Mich. 

4752. Ariel. 



2396. 

BERIAH, of Scipio and Bergen, N. Y., and of Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., O., 
(son of Beriah Bliss and Tempei'ance Rogers, of Union Springs, N. Y.,) 



308 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

'was born at U. S. in 1806, and married about 1825, to Polly Lewellin. She 
was born at U. S. in 1806, and resided in Sheffield, (Kingsville P. O.,) in 
1879. He died at that place in 1870. He was for many years a member of 
the Congregational Church. Issue : 

4753. *Lewis Oscar, born in Scipio, in 1826. 

4754. Temperance, born in Scipio, in 1828, m. in 1846, Jacob Sawyer, Esq., of Hudson, Mich. 

4755. Elizabeth, born in S., in 1830, m. in 1854, Elibu Dibel, farmer, of Indiana. 

4756. Beriah, jr., born at Bergen, in 1832, was a farmer at Elliotta, Minn., and died in the 

army at Nashville, Tenn., in 1864, — unmarried. 

4757. Marietta, born at Sheffield, in 1835, m. May 2, 1864, Curtis H. Fitts, (or Fitch,) woolen 

manufacturer, of Andover, O. He is a son of Harvey Fitts and Mary Gilbert, of 
Orange, Conn., and Kingsville, O., and was b. March 28, 1825. Issue : 1. Sophia, 
born March 15, 1865. 2. Curtis Bliss, born April 10, 1S66. 

4758. Moses, born at Sheffield, in 1837, m. in 1878, Jennie Kintz, and is a merchant at Omaha, 

Nebraska. 

4759. Hannah E., born at S., in 1839, m. in 1867, J. O. Richmond, book-keeper, of Ottawa, 

Kansas. 

4760. Sarah, born at S., in 1841, m. in 1867, Perry Rogers, carpenter, of South Haven, Mich. 

4761. Lavina. b. at S., in 1843, m. July 16, 1878, Harlow W. Carter, farmer, of North Sheffield. 

4762. Byron B., born at S., in 1848, died there in 1850. 



3399. 

SILAS SPERRY, of Aurelius, Cayuga Co., N. Y., merchant, (Bliss & 
Eldridge,) son of Beriah Bliss and Mehitable [Sperry] Hubbell, of Spring- 
port, N. Y., was born at S., June 18, 1817, and married in 1837 to Eliza- 
beth Taylor, who died March 8, 1877. Issue, b. at A. : 

4763. Mart A., born Sept. 6, 183 .. , m. in 1860, Henry G. Wyckoff, farmer, of Scipio, N. Y. 

Issue : Lydia, born at Springport, May 29, 1863. 

4764. Adaline, born March 14, 1839, m. in 1867, Henry Eldridge, merchant, of Springport. 



2403. 

HENRY, of Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, (son of Israel Bliss, jr., and 
Dolly Johnson, of Chelsea, Vt.,) was born at Lebanon, Conn., Oct. 18th, 
1792, and married in Middletown, Conn., Nov. 4, 1821, to Sally Lucas, who 
was born in M. Issue, all born in W. : 

4765. Sallie, born Jan. 23d, 1823, m. Nov. 23d, 1841, D. Moore, farmer, of Willoughby. She 

afterwards m. a Mr. Sharpe. 

4766. *Omar, born April 2, 1824. 

4767. *Mattrice M., born March 17, 1826. 

4768. George, born March 5, 1828, died in W., Aug. 17, 1841. 

4769. Mahlon, born Aug. 30, 1830, died in W., April 11, 1856,— unmarried. 

4770. Mary E., born July 11, 1837, m. Hiram Holmes, cheese-maker, of W. 



2403. 

IRA, of Burnside, Conn., farmer, (son of Israel Bliss, jr., and Dolly 
Johnson, of Chelsea, V.,) was born in C, July 10, 1797, and married Aug. 
24, 1826, to Paulina, daughter of Eli Rowell, who was born at Cambridge, 



NINTH GENERATION. 309 

N. Y., Aug. 18th, 1798, and now (1877) resides at B. with her son. Mr. 
Bliss was for several years station master at B., on the Hartford, Provi- 
dence and Fishkill R. R., and was robbed and murdered while returning 
from the station to his home on the evening of March 3, 1873. Issue, all 
born at B. : 

4771. Delia P., born May 18, 1827, m. in 1847, Joseph Babcock, of Coventry, Conn. ; and after 

his deatb, she married Sept. 14, 1859, E. C. Brewer, farmer, of East Hartford, Conn. 
Issue, born at E. H. : 1. Hattie B. Brewer, born Sept. 7, 1860. 2. Fannie A., b. 
Dec. 2, 1862. 3. Mary E., born Oct. 6, 1864. 

4772. Sarah E., born June 15, 1830, died Sept. 6, 1831. 

4773. Hayden W., born May 28, 1833,— farmer, in B.,— unmarried in 1877. 

4774. Harriet E., b. May 28, 1833, m. Jan. 10, 1856, Charles W. Lathrop, teamster, and resides 

at B. He was born at Goshen, (Lebanon) Conn., in Dec, 1833. Issue: 1. Julia 
B. Lathrop, b. at B., Aug. 24, 1856, m. May 9, 1877, Samuel H. Camp, Providence, 
R. I. 2. Leila, born at Hartford, Conn., June 15, 1864. 

4775. Julia E., born Sept. 7, 1836, died Oct. 21, 1851. 



2404. 

ISRAEL, farmer, of Chelsea, Vt., (a son of Israel Bliss, jr., and Dolly 
Johnson, of C.,) was born in that place, July 10, 1797, and married June 
16, 1830, to Philena Allen. She was a daughter of Ebenezer Allen and 
Anna Bennett, of Chelsea, where she was born, Feb. 13, 1809, and where she 
died, Nov. 15, 1850. Issue : 

4776. Saeah J., born at C, Aug. 13, 1831, m. at Nashua, N. H., July 25, 1854, George Wood, 

jr., and removed to Nashua, Iowa, the same year. He enlisted as a private in Co. 
G, 27th Iowa Infantry, and served in the Union army from Aug. 14th, 1862, till June 
20, 1865. She was taken sick in 1S70, and after intense suffering for more than two 
years, became insane, and July 24, 1S74, was taken to the Asylum at Independence, 
Iowa, where she now (1879) remains. He resides temporarily with his father, at 
Piermont, N. H. Issue : 1. George Frank Wood, b. at Nashua, N. H., April 28, 
1855. 2. Mary E., born at Manchester, &. H., Dec. 5, 1856. 3. Charles Wesley, 
born at Charles City, Iowa, June 2, 1861. 

4777. Julia E., b. at C, May 7, 1833, m. , farmer, of Floyd Co., Iowa, and d. at Chelsea, 

November 17, 1850. 

4778. Albert Gallatin, b. at C, May 17, 1835, m. at Northfield, Vt., June 26, 1858, Ellen E. 

Bayley, — resided at Boston, Mass., was a Metropolitan Policeman, and afterwards a 
railroad conductor. He died at Concord, N. H., without issue, July 26, 1875. 

4779. Charles Wesley, born at C, April 6, 1837, m. at Corinth, Vt., March 24, 1861, Sarah 

C. Bassett, (born at Vershire, Vt., Oct. 21st, 1826,) resides at West Fairlee, Vt., and 
is a furniture dealer aud general undertaker. No issue. 

4780. *Willis R., born at C, March 3, 1839. 
47S1. *John Wesley, born at C, April 13, 1843. 

The father was afterwards married, in February, (28?) 1859, to Abigail J. 
Dodge, and died in Vershire, Vt., Jan. 19, 1869. 



2408. 

JOSEPH JOHNSON, of Chelsea, Vt., and of Manchester, Conn., paper 
maker, (son of Israel Bliss, jr., and Dolly Johnson, of C.,) was born in 
1813, and married in Aug., 1834, to Lois, daughter of Eli Rowell, who was 
born in Sept., 1807, and died Feb. 1, 18G8. He removed from Vermont to 
Conn., about 1844, and died July 30, 1849. Issue : 



310 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4782. Harriet, born Jan. 19, 1837, m. Henry Amidon, of Burnside, Conn., and now resides 

in Unionville, Conn. 

4783. Semantha H., born Sept. 10, 1840, m. Jan. 26th, 1856, Henry Wales, machinist, of East 

Hartford, Conn. 

4784. *Watson Henry, born Feb. 28, 1842. 

4785. * Walter Johnson, born May 16, 1843.. 



2410. 

SAMUEL C, of Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Solo- 
mon Bliss and Abigail Cotes, of C.,) was b. March 1st, 1808, married April 
12, 1833, to Jane Mann, and resides on the old homestead. Issue : 

4786. *Dwight J., born April 14, 1834. 

4787. Abigail M., born July 14th, 1836, m. Feb. 14, 1861, Benjamin F. Card, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Issue: Florence A., born June 24, 1867; Mildred F., born July 1, 1872. 

4788. MART J., born Sept. 30, 1838, m. Feb. 15, 1865, "Willard F. Perkins, of Cazenovia. 
47S9. *Adelbert S., born March 18, 1844. 

4790. Emma D., b. July 19, 1847, m. Aug. 28th, 1867, Henry C. Combs, of West Joplin, Jasper 

Co., Mo. 

4791. Ellen A., born March 30, 1850, resides at Carthage, Mo., unmarried in 1877. 

4792. Darwin H., born June 20, 1852, — a physician, at Kansas City, Mo., — unmarried. 



2414. 

DAVID J., of Constantia, N. Y., and of Ellisville, Fulton County., 111., 
cabinet maker, (son of David Bliss and Elizabeth Johnson, of Cazenovia, 
N. Y.,) was born at Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 3, 1801, and married Aug. 23, 
1825, to Lovisa Rogers, who was born at South Brimfield, Mass., Aug. 27, 
1803. Issue : 

4793. Harriet E., born at Delphi, N. Y., May 27th, 1826, m. July 3d, 1846, Foster A. Fisk, 

cabinet maker and farmer, of E. 

4794. Hellen E., born at D., Dec. 7, 1828, married Jan. 29, 1853, Henry L. Bennett, miller, of 

Geneva, 111. 

4795. Edwin, born at D., May 21, died Aug. 4, 1831. 

4796. *William H., born at D., Dec. 22, 1833, died Nov. 17, 1861. 

4797. Caroline S., born at Constantia, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1835, died Sept. 15, 1836. 

4798. Eunice S., born at O, July 5, 1838, m. July 3, 1858, Peter Dicks, (or Dix.) 

4799. Celestia L., born at C, June 3, 1841, m. Sept. 4th, 1871, Leslie W. Barnum, farmer, of 

Avon, 111. 

4800. *Orion H., born at C, Oct. 29, 1843. 

4801. Florence R., b. at C, Nov. 10, 1846, m. Nov. 10, 1868, Albert B. Tompkins, merchant, 

Avon, 111. 



2417. 

ISRAEL, of Cuba, Alleghany Co., N. Y., (son of David Bliss and Eliza- 
beth Johnson, of Cazenovia, N. Y.,) was born at Cazenovia, July 21st, 
1814, and married in 1838, to Nancy Hamilton. Issue : 

4802. Russell L.,born April 30, 1840, died at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862. 

4803. Amelia V., born Nov. 23, 1842, m. Oct. 28, 1866, Luke Hotchkiss. 

4804. Charles O., born May 4, died Oct. 4, 1846. 

4805. Albert E., born Aug. 12, 1849, lives in Cuba. 

4806. Frank D., born Aug. 4, 1851, died Jan. 14, 1865. 

4807. Homer D., born Sept. 7, 1858, resides in Cuba. 



NINTH GENERATION. 311 

2418. 

AMASA, of Castile, Wyoming Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Oliver Bliss 
and Orpha Poly, of C.,) was born in Lebanon, Conn., Jan. 10, 1798, and 
married in C, Sept. 22, 1824, to Sarab Smitb. Sbe was born in Hamilton, 
N. Y., July 2G, 1804, and died Dec. 29, 1869. He d. Nov. 12, 1850. Issue : 

4808. *John H., born in C, Aug. 14, 1825. 

4809. Louisa, born in C, Jan. 22, 1827, ra. Jan. 23, 1850, Albert Luce, of Alabama, N. Y. 

4810. LotrviNA, born in C, March 17, 1829, died July 30, 1850. 

4811. *Amasa, jr., born at Randolph, N. Y., May 8, 1831. 

4812. Sarah, born at Poland, N. Y., Jan. 1st, 1833, m. Dec. 24th, 1849, Eleazer R. Underbill, of 

Alabama, and resides at Wheatville, N. Y. 

4813. Orpha P., born at Poland, May 24, 1836, m. July 1, 1855, Harvey Toby, of Alabama. 

4814. Nelson, born at Randolph, July 13, 1841, died Oct. 6, 1863. 



2437. 

ELIAB, of Georgetown, Madison Co., N. Y., miller, (son of Calvin Bliss 
and Betsey Wbite, of G.,) was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., Feb. 26th, 1806, 
and married Dec. 27, 1832, to Rboda Davenport. She was born in Hamil- 
ton, N. Y., June 15, 1810. Both were living in 1880. Issue — born at G., 
except the last child : 

4815. Sarah Jane, born Aug. 4, 1833, m. Jan. 4th, 1858, G. Washington Tripp, carpenter, at 

Otselic, N. Y. Issue: Clinton, b. Oct. 30, 1858; Charles, born Sept. 18, 1862; Linn, 
born Oct. 30, 1871. 

4816. Harriet, born Oct. 14, 1835, lives at G. 

4817. Betsey Ann, born Arpil 23, 1838, never married, died while on a visit to friends in Pa., 

July 13, 1870. 

4818. *Charles, born Oct. 14, 1841. 

4819. Celestia, born at G., Dec. 15, 1843, died at Sherburne, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1852. 

4820. Everett, born Feb. 12, 1846, m. Aug. 21, 1866, Rosalie Taylor, and lived at G., where he 

was drowned, July 18, 1876. 

4821. Albert A., born at Sherburne, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1852, lives at Tunnel City, Monroe Co., 

Wisconsin. 



2429. 

RICHARD, of Georgetown, Madison Co., N. Y., (a son of Calvin Bliss 
and Betsey White, of Georgetown,) was born in 1811, married, and was 
living in 1880. Issue : 

4822. William, is married and has three children. 

4823. John Henry, is married. 

4824. Milo, is married. 

4825. Chauncey, is married and lives in G. 

4826. Louise, married a Mr. Watson, and died about 1868-70. Issue : two sons. 



2431. 

NORMAN TYLER, engineer and farmer, of Pittston, Luzerne Co., Pa., 
(son of Calvin Bliss and Betsey White, of Georgetown, N. Y.,) was born 
at G., Jan. 5, 1816, and married about 1835-40, to Hannah M. Collins, a 






312 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

daughter of Wm. Collins and Sallie Shepherd. She was born in Wilkes- 
barre, Pa., March 12, 1820-22, and resided in 1879 in Marr, Pa. He died 
in Pittston, Nov. 2, 1865. Issue : 

4827. Nancy D., born Jan. 13, 1839, (?) m. Daniel Richart, and d. at Dunnings, Pa., in 1872. 

. 4828. *Roderick T., born at Scranton, Pa., Jan. 13, 1842. 

4829. *John H., born at Pittston, Nov. 14, 1843. 

S4830. George A., born at P., in 1845-6, died there Nov. 2, 1864,— killed by cars. 

' \ 4831. William C, born at P., in 1848, a carpenter, at Oakland, Cal. 

,»^4832. Sarah E., born at P., May 12, 1S50, *. m., lives at Hyde Park or Scranton, Pa. 

4833. Norman Tyler, jr., b. at P., Feb. 9, 1852, n. m., engineer and farmer, at Shelton, Neb. 

4834. Hannah M., born at P., April, 1854, died same month. 

4835. Ellen J., born at P., Feb. 14, 1861, died there May 5, 1865. 



2439. 

WILLIAM, jr., of Lebanon, and of Norwich, Conn., (sou of William 
Bliss and Huldah Loomis, of L.,) was born Sept. 11th, 1803, and married 
Jan. 11, 1830, to Martha Bacon Ward, of Norwich, who died Oct. 2, 1866. 
He died Aug. 20, 1869. Issue : 

4836. Sarah M.,b. at N., Sept. 5, 1830, m. Jan. 4, 1869, John A. Fox, who died Feb. 16th, 1870. 

She resides at N. 

4837. William W., born July 11, 1833, died Aug. 16, 1850 

4838. Horatio N., born Oct. 11, 1836, died Oct. 16, 1860. 



2445. 

LUTHER B., of La Grange, Wyoming Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Dil- 
lon Bliss and Clarissa Bryant, of Scipio, N. Y.,) was born in S., Aug. 5th, 
1830, and married in Attica, N. Y., March 8th, 1854, to Elizabeth Colby. 
She was born in Covington, N. Y., Dec. 12th, 1832. Issue, born in Cov- 
ington : 

4839. Addie, born Aug. 9, 1856, m. Dec. 18, 1872, Chancy M. Wellman, of L. G., now a farmer 

of Magnoketa, Iowa. 

4840. Ira Dillon, born July 25, 1858, lives at L. G. 

4841. Florence, born March 8, 1864, lives at L. G. 

4842. Freddie C, born Sept. 5, 1872, lives at L. G. 



2448. 

PORTER, of Richford, Vt., farmer, (son of David Bliss and Polly El- 
more, of Hartford, Vt.,) was born at II., May 30, 1794, and married Jan. 
19, 1817, to Lucinda Lamb, who was born in 1799, and d. about 1866. He 
died at R., Feb. 17, 1873. Issue : 

4843. Orpha, born Jan. 22, and died March 8, 1819. 

4844. Lovina, born March 19, 1820, m. April 3, 1843, Hiram S. Stanhope, and d. Oct. 2, 1864. 

4845. David, born June 28, 1822, d. May 21, 1823. 

4846. John, born April 10, 1824, died April 11, 1826. 

4847. James, twin with John, died April 17, 1833. 

4848. *Charles L., born Oct. 17, 1826. 



NINTH GENERATION. 313 



4849. John Clarke, born Jan. 3, 1829, died Feb. 26, 1835. 

4850. *George, born Dec. 18, 1833. 

4851. *Marshall S., bora Jan. 5, 1836. 

4852. Mart, born June 25, 1838, died July 21, 1840. 

4853. Nelson, born Oct. 16, 1840, died Feb. 10, 1843. 

4854. *Joseph, bora. Aug. 9, 1843. 



2451. 

WILLIAM, of Richford, Vt., farmer, (son of David Bliss and Polly El- 
more; of Hartford, Vt.,) was born July 22d, 1802, and married in 1825 to 
Betsey Gilman, who was born in 1806, and died in 1810. He died Jan. 5, 
1849. Issue, one child: 

4855. *William Gilman, born Oct. 13, 1834. 



2452. 

JOHN, of Richford, Vt., farmer, (son of David Bliss and Polly Elmore, 
of Hartford, Vt.,) was born in Orange, Vt., Aug. 13th, 1806, and married 
Dec. 23, 1832, to Electa Rounds, who died Sept. 11, 1847, set. 34. Issue, 
born in R. : 

4856. Josephine, bora Nov. 14, 1834, rn. Oct. 13, 1860, William Impey, carpenter and builder, 

of R. 

4857. Porter N., b. Nov. 11, 1836, m. April, 1861, Martba Goff,— a photograph artist,— now at 

Washington St., Boston, Mass. 

The father was afterwards married, in Sept. 1848, to Fanny York, of Un- 
derbill, Vt. She was born at U., Nov. 28, 1825, and died at Sutton, P. Q., 
Nov. 30, 1878. He died at Sutton, Nov. 27, 1876. Issue, born in R. : 

4858. Laura Jane, born Jan. 12th, 1851, m. May 15th, 1867, Hobert N. Stanhope, carpenter and 

builder, of R. 

4859. John M., b. March 27, 1854,— a farmer in Sutton, P. Q.,— removed to Springfield, and 

afterwards to Boston, Mass.,where he engaged in the manufacture of mittens, with 
his brother, Porter N. 

4860. Eva Ann, born April 11, 1858J — resides in R. 

4861. Clara, born Dec. 27, I860,— resides in R. 



2457. 

JOHN, of Hartford, Vt., (Quechee P. O.,) farmer, son of Jabez Bliss 
and Abigail Cummings, of H., was born at that place, Aug. 12, 1804, and 
married Feb. 14, 1838, to Emeline Colburn. She was born at H., Nov. 23, 
1814, and died there, May 30, 1874. Issue, all born in H. : 

4862. John B., born April 2, 1841, died in H., Nov. 10, 1849. 

4863. Sarah C, born May 3, 1843, m. April, 1865, Edward Barden, of Lebanon, N. H. 

4864. Ellen, born Feb. 22, 1846, died in H., June 19, 1863. 

4865. Willie C, b. Sept. 1st, 1848,— farmer, at H., m. June 5, 1875, Ellen Wood. She was b. 

. in Hartland, Vt., Jan. 21, 1850. No living issue in 1877. 

4866. Abbie L., born March 3, 1851, m. Mav 23, 1875, Edmund Pitkin, of Hartford. 

40 



314 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3465. 

Dea. STEPHEN GRISWOLD, of Glover, Vt., (son of Dea. Ziba Bliss 
and Mary Tribou, ot Lebanon, N. H., and Glover, Vt.,) was born April 
13, 1817, attained much celebrity as a singer, was a very useful citizen, and 
was much respected and beloved. He succeeded his father as Deacon of 
the church founded through the instrumentality of his grandfather, Deacon 
Stephen Bliss. He was married Dee. 18, (record 9th) 1840, to Martha Es- 
tabrook, who died Dec. 6, 1842. Issue : 

4867. *Hobart Estabrook, born Nov. 23, 1842. 

The father was afterwards married June 7, 1847, to Mira Brocklebank. 
She was bora Feb. 24, 1821. He died May 2, 1863. Issue : 

4868. Henry Willis, b. July 30, 1848,— a farmer, at G.,— m. Sept. 15, 1875, Marion Cheney, 

who died Sept. 8, 1876. One child, died in infancy. 

4869. Martha Jennie, born Dec. 22, 1851, m. Feb. 12, 1870, Harvey Benton Kimball, station 

agent, at North Cambridge, (B. &. L. R. R.) Issue : Harlan Bliss Kimball, b. Dec. 
10, 1870, and Alice Maud, born Dec. 20, 1872. 

4870. Martha Ellen, born Jan. 31, 1854, died Sept. 27, 1855. 

4871. Grace Mira, born Nov. 6, 1855. 



3467. 

Eld. SAMUEL WOOD, of Wabash Co., 111., (son of Rev. Stephen Bliss 
and Betsey Worcester, of Lebanon, N. H.,) was born Jan. 25, 1822, and in- 
herited his father's farm, where he resided until his death. He was con- 
verted in his 18th year, and became a very useful member of society. Af- 
ter the deatli of his father he took charge of the meetings, was Deacon and 
Ruling Elder of the Wabash Church founded by his father, leader of the 
choir, teacher of schools, and for some years a colporteur of the A. T. S., 
and while teaching took cold and died after a short illness, Dec. 13, 1868. 

He was married by Rev. Isaac Bennett, October 4th, 1842, to Penelope D. 
Schrader. Issue : 

4872. Elizabeth Worcester, born May 5, 1845, died March 22, 1846. 

4873. Margaret Florella, born April 6, 1847, died April 7, 1848. 

4874. Delia Maria, born April 7, 1849, died Jan. 30, 1853. 

4875. Stephen, born June 27, 1851, died Sept., 1851. 

4876. Charles William Robert, born March 1, 1853, died Feb. 12, 1874. 

4877. Samuel Francis, born May 15, 1855, died Jan. 17, 1874. 

4878. Mary, born May 20, 1857. 

4879. Penelope Agnes, born July 22, 1859. 

4880. John, born Febr 14, 1863. 

4881. Clara Alice, born Nov. 28, 1864. 

4882. Emma, born Jan. 20, 1867. 



3473. 

FRANKLIN L., of Rock Island, 111., locomotive engineer, (son of Asahel 
Bliss and Semantha C. Merrill, of Chelsea Vt.,) was born at C, June 26, 
1841, and married at Racine, Wis., Jan. 15, 1868, to Miss Addie Sweet, 
daughter of Barrett Sweet anil Jane Baker, of Racine. She was born at 
R., March 28, 1849. Issue: 

4883. Lowella, born at Racine, April 16, 1869. 

4884. Nellie, born at Milwaukie, Wis., May 30, 1873. 



NINTH GENERATION. 315 

2473. 

MARCELLUS NEWTON, locomotive engineer, now a farmer, at West- 
field, Marquette Co., Wis., (son of Asahel Bliss and Semantha C. Merrill, 
of Chelsea, Vt.,) was born Jan. 20th, 1843, and married July 22, 1873, to 
Bell W., daughter of Jesse A. and Martha Rundlett, who was born Jan. 21, 
1855. Issue : 

4885. Ida May, born May 10, 1874. 



2477. 

SAMUEL, of Essex, Vt., (son of Timothy Bliss and Zerviah Williams, 
of E.,) was born Dec. 18, 1767, and married in June, 1795, to Lucy Hyde, 
who was born Sept. 3, 1770. He died Oct. 6, 1832. Issue : 

4886. *Oliver, born Dec. 6, 1797, died Oct. 17, 1842. 

4887. Eunice, born Aug. 12, 1799, m. Albert Stevens, of E. 

4888. Norman, born April 18, 1806, died March 19, 1812. 



2478. 

TIMOTHY, of Jericho, Vt., (son of Timothy Bliss and Zerviah Wil- 
liams, of Essex, Vt.,) was born Feb. 16, 1769, and married about 1792, to 
Anne Campbell. She was born Feb. 2, 1769, and died March 21, 1843. He 
died April 17, 1843. Issue : 

4889. * Julius, born June 10, 1793, died Sept. 4, 1845. 

4890. Cyntha, b. Nov. 27, 1794, m. Feb. 12, 1823, Fillison Hapgood, of J., and d. there Jan. 

22, 1878. 

4891. Fanny, b. May 6, 1796, m. Nov. 9, 1820, Dr. Harmon Howe, of Essex, Vt., who d. Sept. 

11, 1830. She resides (1877) at Ashtabula, Ohio. Issue : 1. Mary Howe, b. Nov. 
5th, 1823, m. March 24th, 1S43, Jeremiah H. Woodman, and had issue : George Bliss 
Woodman, born Sept. 30, 1845, lives Li Philadelphia; Thaddeus Fletcher Woodman, 
horn Sept. 3d, 1847, lives at Youngstown, O. ; Charlotte Peaslee Woodman, h. Nov. 
18, 1850,— lives at Ashtabula; Charles William Woodman, b. May 24, I860,— lives at 
Ashtabula, O. 2. Lucien Bliss Howe, b. July 29, 1826, m. in 1849, Clarissa Galusha, 
and had issue : Dr. Harmon Howe, b. in 1S50, resides at New Haven, Conn. ; Frank 
Howe, b. in 1852, lives at Jericho, Vt. ; Lucien, lives in Jericho. 

4892. *Hosea, born Feb. 8, 1798, died June 9, 1874. 

4893. Timothy, jr., born Jan. 20, 1800,— of Monterey, Mich., and Burlington, Wis.,— married, 

and died of diphtheria, at M., June 4, 1862, — no issue. 

4894. Lucien, born Dec. 4, 1801, died March 22, 1802. 

4895. Laura Ann, h. Feb. 7, 1803, m. Joseph Porter, of Essex, Vt., and afterwards Jonathan 

Frazer, of Northfleld, O., and resides at Rensselaer, Ind. 

4896. *Lucien, ( born Dec. 16, 1804, died Sept. 24, 1873. 

4897. *Ambrose William, born Dec. 6, 1806. 

4898. *Zebina, born Feb. 26, 1809, died Sept. 10, 1871. 

4899. *George, born June 1, 1813, died Oct. 24, 1868. 



2479. 

ELLAS, of Essex, Vt., (son of Timothy Bliss and Zerviah Williams, of 
E.,) was born Jan. 1, 1772, and married in March, 1797?, to Beulah White, 
who was born Oct. 11, 1776, and died August 5, 1857. He died April 22, 
1858. He was constable of the town in 1797. Issue : 



316 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

4900. Clarissa, born April 28, 1798, m. Foster Taylor, of Westford, Vt. 

4901. Minerva, born Oct. 26, 1801, m. Joshua Haynes, of E. 

4902. *Oramel, bom March 3, 1804, died May 25, 1833. 

4903. Emeline I., born Sept. 13, 1807, m. Loren Tyler, of E. 

4904. Beuxah, b. May 6, 1810, m. Sept. 21, 1837, Horatio Chapin, of Williston, Vt.,— five ch. : 

Her oldest son, Cornelius A. Chapin, graduated as a physician in June, 1863, joined 
the Union army during the great rebellion, rendered valuable medical assistance 
after the battle of Gettysburg, and died in N. Y. City, of typhoid fever, Sept. 14th, 
1863, »t. 25. Charles B. Chapin, her second son, enlisted in Company L, Vermont 
Cavalry, was taken prisoner in the first battle of the Wilderness, was paroled in 
November following, and died at Annapolis, Md., Jan. 16, 1865, set. 23. She resides, 
with a daughter, in Milton, Vt., — one son res. in Nebraska, and one in California. 

4905. Charlotte, born May 28, 1814, m. Jan. 13, 1832, Samuel, son of Samuel and Polly Hoyt. 

He was born in Richmond, Vt., March 11, 1808, lived in Savannah, Ga., fifteen years, 
and afterwards in New York City. 

4906. Jullette, born June 7, 1818, died April 28, 1838. 

4907. *Axfred E., born Sept. 4, 1822. 



2480. 

AMOS, of Essex, Vt., farmer, (son of Timothy Bliss and Zerviah Wil- 
liams, of E.,) was born Jan. 10th, 1774, and married in 1796, to Hannah 
Clark. She was born in Nov. 1769, and died Oct. 23, 1836. Shewasadau. 
of Clark and Elizabeth Vaughn, of Lebanon, Conn. Issue : 

4908. *Erastus, born Sept. 14, 1796, died June 13, 1842. 

4909. Amanda, born Nov. 13, 1797, m. Dec. 12th, 1820, Milton Ford, of Jericho, Vt., and died 

November 4, 1833. 

4910. Parthena, born Nov. 7, 1799, m. July 20, 1824, Zenas Buker, of Cambridge, Vt., where 

she died Nov. 20, 1878. 

4911. *Amos, born Feb. 17, 1802. 

4912. *Ambrose, bora Sept. 11, 1803, died May 11, 1874. 

4913. *Jasper, born Sept. 1, 1807. 

4914. Hannah, born May 17, 1809, m. Dec. 2, 1830, Daniel Morgan, and lives at Essex. 

4915. Saloam, b. May 9, 1811, m. March 24, 1844, George S. Powell, and lives at E.,— no issue. 

The father was afterwards married January, [July 12?] 1843, to Martha 
Douglass, (daughter of Caleb Douglass and Grace Morgan, of Chelsea, 
Vt.,) and died Feb. 18th, 1857. She was born March 11th, 1792, and died 
May 28, 1871. 



2483. 

WILLIAM, of Essex, Vt., carpenter and joiner, (son of Timothy Bliss 
and Zerviah Williams, of E.,) was born March 10, 1778, and married in 
July, 1799, to Asenath, daughter of Asa and Martha Holgate, of E. She 
was born in 1776, and died March 18, 1843. He built the church in Essex 
in 1803, being the master workman, and was killed by falling through a 
sawmill, Jan. 1, 1815. Issue : 

4916. *Alanson, born May 10, 1800. 

4917. Elvira, born Sept. 5, 1801, m. Feb. 2, 1832, Hiram Bowman, of Franklin, Vt., and died 

Oct. 25, 1871. He died about 1878. 

4918. *Warren, born July 12, 1803. 

4919. *William, born April 19, 1805. 



NINTH GENERATION. 317 

4920. Zerviah, b. April 1, 1807, m. Feb. 21, 1827, Alfred Bellows, of Westford, Vt.,— living. 

4921. Asenath, born July 29, 1809, died April 13, 1810. 

4922. *Samcel, born July 15, 1811. 

4923. *Stewart, born Jan. 5, 1814, died Aug. 1, 1853. 



2484. 

JOHN, of Jericho, Vt., merchant, (son of Timothy Bliss and Zerviah 
Williams, of Essex, Vt.,) was born June 1, 1782, and married October 20, 
1807, to Volinda Hull, of Hinesburgh, Vt. She was born Dec. 14th, 1788, 
and died Nov. 2, 1809. Issue, one child : 

4924. Maria, born Aug. 20, and died Sept. 9, 1808. 

The father was afterwards married, Oct. 17, 1812, to Sarah White. She 

was born Dec. 28, 1793, and died April 28, 1843. He died July 31, 1854. 
Issue : 

4925. Sarah Ann, born March 19, 1814, m. George B. Oakes, of J., and died in March, 1877. 

4926. Caroline, born Aug. 3, 1818, died May 22, 1819. 

4927. Caroline, born June 19, 1820, in. Hiram Booth, of J. 

4928. James W., born March 11, 1822, died Feb. 11, 1825. 

4929. Frances Maria, born Sept. 25, 1826. 

4930. Mart Jane, born Aug. 29, 1829, married a Mr. Fields. 



2485. 

IRA, of Essex, Vt., (son of Timothy Bliss and Zerviah Williams, of E.,) 
was boi-n March 16, 1784, and married Dec. 3, 1807, to Anna Hine. She 
was born March 18th, 1787, and died Jan. 28th, 1872, — was fatally burned. 
He died Dec. 21, 1846. Issue: 

4931. Mart Spencer, b. Nov. 29, 1808, m. Nov. 11, 1829, to Fletcher "W. Joyner, and resides 

at Essex. 

4932. *Simeon Hlne, born Oct. 7, 1810, died in 1875. 



2486. 

DAVENPORT, of Concord, Vt., and of Haverhill, N. H., blacksmith 
and wheelwright, (son ot Pelatiah Bliss and Ruth Lowell, of H.,) was b. 
in Newbury, Vt., Dec. 27, 1779, and married by Daniel Putnam, J. P., in 
Newbury, Oct. 13, 1800, to Ruth Hibbard. She was born in N., and died 
in West Concord, Vt., June 5, 1857. He died in West C, Nov. 23, 1856. 
Issue, born in Haverhill : 

4933. Pelatiah, born June 24, 1801, m. Abigail Kellum,— was a blacksmith at Irasburgh, Vt., 

and died at H., aet. about 24. 

4934. Betsey, born Aug. 4, 1803, married in 1840, (?) Bailey White, farmer, of Newbnry and 

Haverhill, and died Dec. 27, 1860. 

4935. Mart, born Oct. 17, 1810, m. Harry Smith, druggist, of Canton, N. T. 

4936. Hannah, born April 18, 1813, m. John R. Stevens, and died at H., in March, 1840. 

4937. *William, born April 1, 1817. 

4938. *Alden E., born Sept. 7, 1821. 

4939. Luct Ann, born May 2, 1824, m. May 17, 1846, T. H. B. Dowse, farmer, Concord, Vt. 



318 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2489. 

HENRY, of Essex, Vt., and of Hartford, Licking Co., Ohio, blacksmith, 
(to which place he removed in 1834,) son of Pelatiah Bliss and Ruth Lowell, 
of Haverhill, N. II., was born Nov. 5, 1785, and married to Sybil Florilla 
Butler, of E. She was born Oct. 24, 1784, and died Feb. 24, 1827. Issue : 

4940. Almeda Saloma, born May 18, 1812, died Dec. 4, 1813. 

4941. *Lowell Bishop, born Aug. 26, 1814, died Dec. 17, 1872. 

4942. *Samuel Butler, born June 8, 1816. 

4943. *Edmund HeNry, born Feb. 23, 1822, died Oct. 17, 1848. 

4944. *Norman Gatlord, born June 14, 1824, died Nov. 13, 1864. 

The father was afterwards married in 1829, to Polly Brigham, daughter 
of Leonard Brigham and Abigail Furbush, of Milton, Vt. She was born 
April 7, 1796, and died in 1873. He d. April 15, 1853, and she afterwards 
resided with her son Hiram. Issue : 

4945. An infant, born Jan. 16, and died Feb. 14, 1831. 

4946. *Hiram Brigham, born Feb. 24, 1834. 



2490. 

PELATIAH, jr., of Williston, Vt., blacksmith, (a son of Pelatiah Bliss 
and Ruth Lowell, of Haverhill, N. H.,) was born March 12, 1787, and mar- 
ried to Abigail, daughter of Daniel Morgan, of Essex, Vt. She was born 
April 17, 1788, and died June 19, 1825. Issue : 

4947. *Clement Pelatiah, born Aug. 6, 1818. 

4948. Clarissa A., twin with Clement Pelatiab, m. April 16, 1844, Harold Stevens, who died 

June 20, 1862. Sbe resides at W. Issue : William Cornelius, m. Louise Douglass, 
and resides in Ferrisburgh, Vt. ; Ira, m. Ellen Metcalf, and resides in W. 

4949. Ltdia Ann, born Nov. 11, 1820, m. Lester Hall, of Burlington, Vt. 

4950. *Daniel Morgan, born Aug. 9, 1822. 

, r 4951. Charles Jones, born Feb. 27, 1825,— is in Australia, unmarried in 1877. 

The father was afterwards married August 23, 1826, to Charlotte Jack- 
, son, and died Sept. 20, 1870. Issue : 

*- 

4952. *George Jackson, born May 30, 1827. 

4953. John, born Feb. 7th, 1829,— lives at W., and m. Jan. 1st, 1867, Fanny J. Sinclear. No 
issue. A Mr. John Bliss enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, in Co. L, 1st Vermont Cavalry. 

4954. Letiza, b. June 14, 1831, m. a Mr. Hans, and resides in St. Albans, Vt. He d. in 1877. 









3493. 

EDMUND ALONZO, of Manchester, Conn., wagon maker, (son of Ed- 
mund Bliss and Hannah Gleason, of Bolton, Conn.,) was born June 19, 
1813, and became an excellent mechanic. He was married May 12, 1841, 
to Delia (Chapman) Spencer, daughter of Andrew Chapman, of Vernon 
Centre, Conn., and adopted daughter of Joseph Spencer. She was born 
Aug. 21, 1817. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 319 

4955. Joseph S., born April 3, 1842, died Jan. 17, 1853. 

4956. Charles Edmund, born Jan. 15, 1845, — a merchant, in Cheneyville, Manchester, Conn., 

— unmarried. 

4957. Andrew C, born Oct. 7, 1847, died Aug. 31, 1849. 

4958. Mart S., born Feb. 26, 1850,— resides at home,— unmarried. 

4959. Emily S., born Sept. 17, 1853, died May 16, 1860. 

4960. Edward Alonzo, born Oct. 25, 1856,— a merchant, in Cheneyville,— unmarried. 



3498. 

ELIAS, of Savannah, Ga., cotton merchant, (son of Samuel Bliss and Sa- 
rah Loomis, of Lebanon, Conn.,) was born in L., Sept. 9, 1788-9, and m. 
in Savannah, Nov. 24, 1824, to Martha Tufts, who was born in S., Feb. 8, 
1808. He died Sept. 19, 1841. He was beloved and respected by all who 
knew him, as a man of untiring patience, whose word was as good as a 
bond ; and he was usually called on in cases of arbitration, his decisions be- 
ing always satisfactory. Issue : 

4961. Clarinda, born Sept. 19, 1826, living in S., un. m., at 152 Taylor street. 

4962. Samuel Gardner, born Aug. 6, 1828, died April 28, 1839. 

4963. Charles Fuller, born Oct: 25, 1830, died March 18, 1S31. 

4964. William Butler, b. July 22, 1832, died un. m., Sept. 23, 1854,— cotton merchant in S. 

4965. Henry Walter, born Sept. 29, 1834, died Nov. 28, 1836. 

4966. Alfred, born July 10, 1837, died un. m., Oct. 6, 1S6 . . , of disease contracted on James 

Island, in military service. He was a book-keeper in the Central R. R. Bank, pre- 
vious to the war. 

4967. Frederick, b. Sept, 10, 1839, was a cotton merchant in S., and died at Gettysburgh, Pa., 

July 4th, 1863, from an amputation of his leg. He left home as First Lieutenant in 
Co. B, 8th Georgia Volunteers, and afterwards commanded the Company. He was 
distinguished for his bravery, and beloved by all who knew hijn. 



2501. 

SAMUEL, of Columbia, Conn., and of South Freeport, Me., (son of 
Samuel Bliss and Sarah Loomis, of C.,) was born April 30, 1795, and mar- 
ried Oct. 12, 1820, to Betsey daughter of Gershom and Mary Dorrance, of 
C, and is still living at Freeport, (1879) and although over eighty years of 
age, is apparently as well as ever, weighs two hundred pounds, and sel- 
dom walks with a cane. Few men have had a more active life, and very 
few hold out better in old age. Issue : 

4968. *George Dorrance, born Aug. 12, 1821, died Dec. 26, 1851. 

4969. Sarah, b. at Albany, N. Y., June 3, 1823, m. in 1843, Capt. Hiram Kelsey, of F. He d. 

in 1852, and she died Oct. 5, 1873. Issue : 1. Samuel Bliss Kelsey, married Nora 
Johnson, of Harpswell, Me., has one son, Frederick, and is in business in Portland, 
3. Fanny Ellis Kelsey, living, unmarried. 

4970. *Gershom, born April 11, 1825, died Jan. 20, 1870. 

4971. Charles, b. at F., May 11, 1827,— resided at F., m. Laura Soule, and afterwards Lydia 

A. Soule, and died without issue, Nov. 2, 1871. 

4972. Elizabeth, b. at F., April 20, 1830, m. S. P. Grant, of F., and is still living. No issue. 

4973. Caroline Augusta, born Dec. 9, 1832, m. in 1S54, Perez C. Soule, and is now a widow, 

having two sons, Willis Merton, and Sheridan, living with her in F. 



320 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3503. 

CHARLES, of Columbia, Conn., and of Durham, Me., (son of Samuel 
Bliss and Sarah Loomis, of C.,) was born July 13, 1800, and married Oct. 
29, 1825, to Mary Webster, of C. She was born in 1800, and died Oct. 13, 
1833. Issue : 

4974. Clarinda, born Aug. 16, 1826, m. March 15th, 1862, William B. Thomas, and resided in 

Durham, in 1877. 

4975. Martha Tufts, h. April 11, 1829, died Sept. 15, 1848. 

The father afterwards in 1837, removed to Durham, where he was mar- 
ried to Lydia E. Cox, daughter of James Cox, Esq., of Brunswick, Me., and 
d. March 16, 1873. Issue : 

4976. Mary Rowena, horn Nov. 1, 1844, died July 15, 1856. 

4977. Charles Oscar, horn July 9, 1846, died Jan. 16, 1847. 

4978. Harriet Sophia, born Marcb 13, 1848, died Aug. 3, 1852. 

4979. *Charles Henry, born Aug. 28, 1850. 



3505. 

CHESTER, of Hudson, and of Albany, N. Y., (son of Elias Bliss and 
Rubie Birge, of H.,) was born in Truxton, N. Y., May 31, 1822, and mar- 
ried Aug. 21, 1843, to Hannah Clark, daughter of James and Hannah Hill, 
of Columbia, Conn. He died Nov. 26, 1873. Issue: 

4980. Mary Louise, horn at H., March 23, 1846,— unmarried. 

4981. Elias James, born at H., June 27th, 1848, — became a successful merchant, in Albany, 

N. Y., — firm of L. M. Palmer & Co., wholesale provision dealers, 9 and 11 State St., 
and 322 Broadway, Albany, — unmarried. 

4982. Frederick Chester, born at H., March 22, 1851, — wholesale provision dealer, Albany, 

— was m. in A., Aug. 12th, 1873, to Mary Elizabeth Wooster, of that city, and died 
without issue, Feb. 25, 1877. 



3507. 

AMOS BROWN, of Orange, Ionia County, Mich., farmer, (sou ol Amos 
Bliss and Margaret West, of Buffalo, N. Y.,) was born in Canada, July 31, 
1810, and married May 3, 1832, to Louisa Boswell. She was born in On- 
tario Co., N. Y., March 29, 1810, and died in 1863-64. He died in Orange, 
May 19, 1849. Issue: 

4983. Eliza Ann, born in Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1835,— last heard of in Ky. 

4984. *Aaron D., born in Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 21, 1836. 

4985. *Joseph A., born in Ionia, Mich., Nov. 17, 1837. 

4986. Harriet, born in Orange, Mich., in 1840, died in March, 1840. 

4987. *Amos Brown, born in O., Nov. 15, 1841. 

4988. Lydia A., born in O., in 1813, m. William R. White, carriage maker, of Ionia, Mich. 

4989. Sarah J., born in O., 1845, m. James P. Beardslee, farmer, of Sheridan, Mich. 

4990. James K., born in O., March 4th, 1846, m. Gertie Wedge,— is a farmer and liveryman in 

Ionia, Mich. No issue in 1878. 



NINTH GENERATION. 321 

2510. 

JOHN DAVENPORT, of Benona, Oceana Co., Mich., farmer, (son of 
Amos Bliss, jr., and Margaret West, of Buffalo, N. Y.,) was born in Alden, 
N. Y., Aug. 21, 1818, and married Nov. 4, 1835, to Anna Bartlett. She was 
born inN. Y., Sept. 13, 1819. He died in Saranac, Mich., Jan. 28, 1872. 
Issue : 

4991. *Alfred Lee, (G?) born in Sardinia, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1837. 

4992. Ltdia Maria, born in N. Y., Dec. 19, 1838, died in Orange, Mich., Dec. 23, 1849. 

4993. *Fbank Amos, born in N. Y., Dec. 22, 1840. 

4994. Adeliza Elvira, born in N. Y., Nov. 18th, 1842, m. Louis Plant, meat merchant, Ionia, 

Michigan, and died in Orange, Mich., Sept. 18, 1860, — one child, Eva A. Plant. 

4995. Edwin Philetus, born in Dunkirk, N. Y., March 3, 1846, — a farmer, in Benona, Mich. 

He -was married on the morning of Jan. 1st, 1873, to Fanny F. Marble. After the 
ceremony he started for his home with his wife and mother, was taken with con- 
gestive chills, obliged to stop at a house by the way, became delirious, lingered Ave 
days in an unconscious state, and died Jan. 6, 1873. 

4996. Almira Philena, born in Orange, Mich., May 3, 1849, m. in 1868, Frank P. Grommon, 

and died in Saranac, Mich., March 1, 1876. 

4997. Ira Eugene, b. in Orange, Mich., 1853-4,— a farmer, in Benona. 



2513. 

ALFRED L., of Ionia, Michigan, farmer, (son of Amos Bliss, jr., and 
Margaret West, of Buffalo, N. Y.,) was b. in Buffalo, May 5, 1822-3, and 
married in Warren, Pa., Jan. 8, 1841, to Philena M. Stedman. She was b. 
in Clarendon, N. Y., May 13th, 1822, and in 1879 resided at South Bend, 
Ind. He died in Chicago, 111., Feb. 24, 1872. Issue : 

4998. *E. Adelbert, born in Warren, Pa., May 7, 1842. 

4999. *Elon L., born in Ionia, March 20, 1849. 

5000. Minnie Rosina, born in Ionia, Aug. 25, 1855, died Aug. 21, 1856. 



2513. 

Dea. GORDON, of Owego, N. Y., Choconut, Penn., and of Hockanum, 
Conn., (a son of Zenas Bliss and Polly Wright, of Columbia, Conn., and 
LeRoy, Pa.,) was born Aug. 16, 1790, and married Feb. 16, 1811, to Luna, 
daughter of Joshua Phelps, of Hebron, Conn. She was born April 21st, 
1791. Mr. Bliss was a Deacon of the First Church in Silver Lake and Choc- 
onut, whei - e he resided in 1813, — was a house joiner and carpenter, and 
lived near the school house and the creek. Issue : 

5001. Eveline E., born Feb. 16, 1816, m. Dec, 1835, Linus Brister, and died in Oct., 1850. 

5002. Mary W. ( born May 2, 1818, m. in 1836, Moses A. Clark, of Pella, Iowa. 

5003. Anna M., born June 4, 1821, died Nov. 28, 1823. 

5004. Harriet N., born Oct. 2, 1822, m. in 1851, James Sikes. 

5005. Ellen M., born Feb. 22, 1827, m. in 1848, Henry Hill. 

5006. Julius C, born Sept. 15, 1828, died at the siege of Vicksburgh. 

5007. Gordon P., born March 7, and died April 29, 1832. 

41 



322 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2514. 

Dea. HORACE, of Silver Lake and Ckoconut. Pa., farmer, (son of Ze- 
nas Bliss and Polly Wright, of Columbia, Conn., and of Le Roy, Pa.,) was 
born April 27, 1792, and married April 27, 1813, to Isabella, daughter of 
James and Isabella (Hall) Rose, of Philadelphia, Pa. She was b. July 27, 
1795, and died Feb. 27th, 1874. He died May 15th, 1868. This excellent 
couple were beloved and revered by all who knew them, and their children 
rise up and call them blessed. Mr. B. was a Deacon in the Baptist Church 
in S. L., and at one time occupied as a residence the building of the Choc- 
onut Presbyterian Church. Issue : 

5008. Jane I., born Jan. 25, 1815, died May 28, 1868. 

5009. Sarah P., born Sept. 21, 1817, resides in Sheldon, Pa. 

5010. Beza II., born Feb. 4, 1821, died of consumption, Oct. 1st, 1847, in the Army Hospital in 

the city of Mexico, — a very intelligent and promising young man, — never married. 

5011. Amory N., born March 3, 1823, died Sept. 25, 1824. 

5012. Francis A., born June 13th, 1825, — flour merchant, Owego, N. Y., — m. in 1854, Mary F. 

Spendley, of Owego. No issue. 

5013. *Chester Horace, born Feb. 15, 1828. 

5014. George R., b. Nov. 4, 1830, died of pneumonia, Jan. 20th, 1851, — a very talented young 

man, and an excellent scholar and teacher. Never married. 

5015. Anna M., b. June 8, 1834, m. July 17, 1850, Andrew H. Rose, second son of Dr. Robert 

H. Rose, of Silver Lake, who d. April 7, 1855. She resides at Sheldon, Pa. Issue : 
a son, born Sept. 2, 1852, died Feb. 20, 1874. 



2516. 

EDWIN, of Silver Lake and Friends ville, and of Waverly, Luzerne Co., 
Pa., (son of Zenas Bliss and Polly Wright, of Le Roy, Pa.,) was born Aug. 
27, 1796, and married Oct. 3, 1822, to Ann, daughter of James and Isabella 
(Hall) Rose, of Philadelphia, who was born Jan. 14, 1804. Mr. B. was a 
strong temperance advocate and was one of a committee of three, in Silver 
Lake, in 1832, to present to every resident of his town the constitution of 
the Susquehannah Co. Temperance Society. Issue : 

5016. *Charles Rose, born Oct. 20, 1823, died Nov. 18, 1850. 

5017. *Miles Wright, born Dec. 1, 1825. 

5018. *James Hall, born Oct. 25, 1827, died Oct. 7, 1864. 

5019. Clark W., born June 9, 1830, died March 27, 1832. 

5020. Mart Ann, b. Aug. 26, 1833, m. Jan., 1853, Hiram W. Parkhurst, and d. Nov. 26, 1865. 

5021. *Edwin Zenas, born Nov. 15, 1847. 



2520. 

CHESTER T., M.D., of Le Roy, Penn., and of Watkins, and Rochester, 
N. Y., (son of Zenas Bliss and Polly Wright, of Le Roy,) was born Jan. 
30th, 1808, graduated as M. D., at the University of Penn., in 1841, and 
practised his profession till 1875. In 1861-2 he represented Bradford Co. 
in the Penn. Legislature. He was married March 18, 1834, to Nancy, dau. 
of Elijah and Sarah Bulkeley Bostwick, of New Lebanon, N. Y. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 323 

5022. Julia Ann, born June 3, 1838, died Nov. 4, 1841. 

5023. Clark W., born May 1, 1840, died Jan. 8, 1841. 

5024. Sarah H., born June 14, 1842. 

5025. *Theodore F., born July 14, 1843. 

6026. Mart I., born Feb. 22d, 1845, — is a teacher, and conducts a private boarding school for 
young ladies, at Rochester, N. Y. 

5027. Liston, born Nov. 30th, 1846, m. Jan. 1874, Aimee Merrick, resides at , and follows 

mercantile pursuits. 

5028. Julia F., bora Feb. 27, 1851, died June 4, 1852. 



2528. 

HENRY ALFRED, of Broad Brook, 'and East Windsor, Conn., after- 
wards of Jacksonville, Fla., (son of Alfred Bliss and Mary Roberts, of 
Hartford, and Windsor, Conn.,) was born July 3, 1818, and married Nov. 
16, 1817, to Catharine, daughter of Deacon Grant, of Ellington, Conn., who 
died at E., Jan. 19, 1864. He died at Jacksonville, Jan. 9, 1856, and was 
buried in E. He was a merchant, and was a constituent member of St. 
Gabriel's (Episcopal) Parish, in Windsor, organized Dec. 14, 1842. Issue: 

5029. Kate Grant, born in Jan., 1849. 

5030. Alfred Grant, born March 3d, 1850, drowned at Stafford Springs, Conn., in 1865,— 

buried at Ellington. 

5031. Fanny, born in Sept., 1851. 



2530. 

HORACE LATHROP, of 85 Butler street, Buffalo, N. Y., photographic 
artist, (son of Alfred Bliss and Mary Roberts, of Hartford and Windsor, 
Conn.,) was born in H., Oct. 6, 1823, and married at Buffalo, May 10, 1857, 
to Emma Louise, daughter of Isaac Amerman, Esq., of N. Y. City. Issue : 

5032. Franklin Horace, born Feb. 6, 1858. 

5033. Alfred Chester, born Nov. 3, 1860. 

5034. Nellie, born Feb. 6, 1863, died July 25, 1866. 

5035. William Amerman, born Dec. 18, 1864 

5036. Harry Augustus, born Feb. 28, 1867. 

5037. Walter Roberts, born Aug. 1, 1876. 



2533. 

WILLIAM HENRY, of N. Y. City, and of Hyde Park, N. Y., hat and 
cap merchant, (son of John Bliss and Sally G. Barnes, of Middletown, 
Conn.,) was born in M., July 28, 1819, and married Oct. 11, 1854, to Mary 
Frances, daughter of Walter Ficket, of Strasburgh, N. Y. She was born in 
N. Y. City, Oct. 5, 1827, and was living in 1877. He died in Hyde Park, 
July 12, 1863. Issue : 

503S. Walter Henry Draper, born at Darien, Conn., June 6, 1855, n. m., resides at No. 19 
Second Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5039. William Frederick, born at H. P., Aug. 5, and died Aug. 20, 1856. 

5040. Charles Grey, born Oct. 4th, 1859, n. m.,— resides at 19 Second Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



324 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2534. 

JOHN", jr., of Middletown, Conn., mason, (son of John Bliss and Sally 
G. Barnes, of M.,) was born Feb. 7, 1823, and married Sept. 28, 1852, to 
Delia M. Putnam, of Hartford, Conn. He has been blind since 1864. Issue : 

5041. *Henry Putnam, born June 26, 1853. 

5042. Frederick Crane, born Dec. 19, 1855, died Aug. 20, 1857. 

5043. William Horace, born Sept. 26, 1864, was killed by falling lumber, June 25, 1869. 



2540. 

EDWARD, tinsmith, of Hartford, Conn., (10 Russell st.,) son of John 
Bliss and Sally G. Barnes, of Middletown, Conn., was born May 31, 1839, 
and married Jan. 10, 1865, to Emeline, daughter of Ezekiel A. and Clarissa 
B. Post, of Hartford, who was born July 31, 1841. Issue : 

5044. Edward Bound, born July 16, 1867. 



2541. 

JOHN, of Salisbury Centre, N. Y., miller and commission merchant, 
(son of William Bliss and Anna Rosa, of Salisbury Centre,) was born 
at Coxsackie, N. Y., Nov. 9th, 1818, and married Feb. 5th, 1839, to Ann 
Eliza Dible. She was born in Salisbury Centre, Oct. 17, 1817, and now 
resides there. He died in that place, Nov. 21, 1860. Issue, born in S. C. : 

5045. Mart Eliza, born June 14, 1840, died in S. C, Sept. 7, 1868. 

5046. *William Malvin, born May 17, 1844. 



2542. 

STORM ROSA, of Salisbury Centre? and Little Falls, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y., and Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., Wis., farmer, (son of William Bliss 
and Anna Rosa, of S. C.,) was born in Coxsackie, N. Y., April 2d, 1822, 
and married Dec. 10, 1844, to Esther Lamberson. She was b. in S. C, 
March 8, 1818. Issue : 

5047. *Jeremiah Clark, born at Evans' Mills, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1845. 

5048. Sarah L., born at Evans' Mills, Dec. 12, 1848, m. Nov. 25, 1868, George H. Lewis, meat 

marketman, of Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., Wis. 

5049. Annie G., born in S. C, Oct. 10, 1852, died at Lake Mills, Wis., Jan. 18, 1878. 



2545. 

Capt. ISAAC, of Amhei'st Point, N. S., and of Patten, Me., mariner 

and farmer, (son of Nathaniel Bliss and Margaret Forrest, of Amherst 

Point,) was born at the latter place about 1800, and married in 1829, to 

Priscilla (Read) Atkinson, widow of Amos Atkinson. She was born at A. 

P. in 1802, and died in Nappan, N. S., in 1855. He died at Patten, in 1870. 
Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 325 

5050. *Amos Atkinson, born Nov. 16, 1830. 

5051. Margaret Caroline, born in 1832-3, m. Walter Cahill, Esq., farmer, and resides in 

Sackville, N. B. 

5052. A son, died in infancy. 

5053. *Rufus Freeman, born July 2, 1837. 

5054. A daughter, died in infancy. 

5055. *Robert Peel, born July 22, 1841. 



2550. 

JAMES ZEN AS, Esq., of Amherst, Cumberland Co., N. S., (son of Na- 
thaniel Bliss and Margaret Forrest, of A.,) was born June 4, 1808, became 
a worthy and respected citizen, and is now (1877) a Justice of the Peace, 
a Commissioner in the Supreme Court, and Register of the Court of Pro- 
bate. He was married Feb. 7, 1832, to Rebecca Logan, who was born in 
1801, and died July 7, 1873. Issue : 

5056. Sarah, born March 16th, 1833, m. Hiram Pugsley, Esq., of River Herbert, Cumberland 

County, N. S. 

5057. Mart A., born March 19, 1835, m. Louis Embree, who died in 1876, and resides at Fort 

Lawrence, Cumberland Co. 

5058. Margaret Augusta, born Jan. 1, 1837, resides at home, — unmarried. 

5059. James Clifford, born March 11, 1839, left home July 10, 1864, and was last heard from 

in 1873, — supposed to have been lost at sea. 

5060. Isaac L., born April 27, 1841, died Feb., 1842. 



2559. 

JOSHUA P., of Willett, Cortland Co., N. Y., farmer, (son of Solomon 
Bliss and Anna Packer, of Preston, N. Y.,) was born at P., April 29, 1818, 
and married Feb. 4, 1841, to Eliza Eccleston. She was born in P., Feb. 14, 

1822. Issue : 

5061. Mart Jane, bom in 1'., March 3, 1S42, m. June 3, 1864, Andrew Converse, farmer, and 

resides at Cold Creek, Iowa. 

5062. *George W., (Rev.,) born in Coventry, Chenango Co., N. Y., June 30, 1844. 

5063. *Rodolphus W., born in Oxford, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1848. 

5064. William N., born in Willett, May 5, 1850, — farmer, in W., — unmarried. 

5065. Delos, born in W., Dec. 15, 1853, — farmer, in W., — unmarried. 



2561. 

CALVIN J., of Willett, Cortland Co., N. Y., farmer, (a son of Solomon 
Bliss and Anna Packer, of Preston, N. Y.,) was born in P., May 22, 1822, 
and married Sept. 18th, 1850, to Betsey A. Landers, who was born in W., 
March 1, 1831. Issue : 

5066. *Charles E., born in W., July 5, 1851. 

5067. Cora L., born in Binghamton, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1870, and died there Aug. 9, 1871. 



326 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2563. 

EBENEZER JANES, of Brandon, Vt., and of Richmond, Va., (agent in 
that State for Howe's Scales,) and of No. 2 Union st., Boston, Mass., (son of 
Calvin Bliss and Sarah Fuller, of Arnboy, 111.,) was born in Shoreham, 
Vt., Jan. 3, 1817, and married Sept. 14, 1840, to Rebecca Maria Benson. 
She was born at Castleton, Vt., May 6, 1819, daughter of Ira Benson and 
Ruth Gardner. Issue, born at Brandon : 

5068. Maria Jane, born Aug. 10, 1841, died at Brandon. 

5069. *Edgar Janes, born Oct. 30, 1842. 

5070. *Charles Henry, born Sept. 25, 1844. 

5071. Marshall Wirt, born April 25, 1847, died at Brandon. 

5072. Fred. Judson, born July 15, 1850, died at Brandon. 

5073. Fred. Calvin, born June 50, 1862, — a student at Brandon. 



2565. 

JOSEPH FULLER, Oskaloosa, Jefferson Co., Kansas, attorney at law, 
and correspondent, (son of Calvin Bliss and Sarah Fuller, of Amboy, HI.,) 
was born in Vt., April 13, 1820, and married March 28, 1848, to Julia A. 
Conant, who was born in Vermont, Nov. 28, 1824. Issue : 

5074. Ella J., born in Vt., Aug. 3, 1850,— resides at O. 

5075. George F., born in Vt., Feb. 5, 1852, — attorney at law, at O. 

5076. Herbert J., born in Kansas, Nov. 19, 1858, died March 5, 1863. 

5077. Dwight A., born in K., Oct. 22, 1861. 

5078. Alma E., twin with Dwight A. 

5079. Frank J., born in K., Jan. 23, 1864. 

5080. Nellie C, born in K., July 28, 1866. 



2566. 

WILLIAM H., of Ida, Ida Co., Iowa, farmer, (son of Calvin Bliss and 
Mary A. Braisted, of Amboy, 111.,) was born in Shoreham, Vt., Sept. 20, 
1823, and married Sept. 26, 1852, to Pamelia B. Baker. She was born at 
Whiting, Vt., Oct. 5, 1832, and died at Kendall, 111., Dec. 29, 1857. Issue : 

5081. Elsia P., b. at Shoreham, Vt., Oct. 8, 1854, m. Sept. 10, 1876, Judson J. Smith, farmer, 

Pittsford, Vt. 

5082. William C, born at Kendall, 111., Sept. 23, 1857,— farmer, at Dundee, 111. 

The father was afterwards married, Sept. 13, 1858, to Mary T. McAllis- 
ter, of Whiting, Vt., (born March 17, 1836.) Issue : 

5083. Clara T., born at Dundee, 111., March 13, I860,— a teacher. 

5084. George T., born at Kendall, 111., Sept. 1, 1861. 

5085. Myron C, bom at K., Oct. 20, 186 .. . 

5086. Maryann O., bora at Hanover, (111.?) Dec. 25, 1864. 



2567. 

JOHN A., of Lincoln, Kansas, (Buck's Grove P. O.,) farmer, (a son 
of Calvin Bliss and Mary A. Braisted, of Amboy, 111.,) was born in Shore- 
ham, Vt., March 28, 1826, and married July 31, 1862, to Kate Rano. She 
was born in Salisbury, Vt., May 27, 1843. Issue : 



NINTH GENERATION. 327 



5087. Lottie Mat, born at Amboy, 111., July 16, 1863. 

5088. Katie Luella, born at A., Dec. 31, 1870. 

5089. Jessie Ann, born at Lincoln, Nov. 11, 1873. 

5090. Minnie Pebinecia, born at L., July 25, 1875. 



3568. 

FRANKLIN C, of Big River, (Oak Grove,) Dodge Co., Wis., farmer, 
(son of Calvin Bliss and Mary A. Braisted, of Amboy, 111.,) was born in 
Shoreham, Vt., Dec. 18, 1827, and married Aug. 24, 1854, to Augusta E. 
Meacham, who^was born in Brandon, Vt., Aug. 28, 1835. Issue: 

5091. Feed. W., born at Brandon, Vt., Dec. 10, 1855,— farmer, at B. R. 

5092. Ada L., born in Oak Grove, Wis., Aug. 31, 1858, resides at B. R. 

5093. Frank M., born in O. G., Dec. 14, 1860, resides at B. R. 

5094. Gertie A., born in O. G., Feb. 19, 1864, resides at B. R. 

5095. Ella H., born in O. G., May 21, 1868, died June 19, 1872. 



2570. 

ANDREW GARDNER, of Findley's Lake, N. Y. (son of Oliver Brew- 
ster Bliss and Arpe Braisted, of Mina, N. Y.,) was born in Addison Co., 
Vt., Jan. 29th, 1826, and married Nov. 24th, 18..., to Harriet A. Mcintosh. 
He is a blacksmith. Issue : 

5096. Forest Roscoe, born at F. L., Dec. 21, 1861,— farmer, at that place. 



2571. 

HENRY, of Sherman, Chautauqua County, N. Y., lawyer, (a son of 
Oliver Brewster Bliss and Arpe Braisted, of Mina, N. Y.,) was born in 
Shoreham, Addison Co., Vt., Oct. 16, 1828, and married Oct. 10, 1850, to 
Harriet C. Dayton, who was born Sept. 12, 1830. He died in S., May 8, 
1863. Issue, born in S. : 

5097. Henry Eugene, born Jan. 16, 1852, died in 8., June 8, 1861. 

5098. Royal Elton, b. Aug. 5, 1854,— railway postal clerk between New York and Syracuse, 

since 1873,— res. at Sherman,— m. Feb. 21, 1877, Ella May Akin, in Fluvanna, N. Y. 

5099. Frederick Fremont, born July 4, 1856, farmer, at Oberlin, Kausas. 

5100. Fletcher Delmont, born May 7, 1858, photographer, at Sherman. 

5101. Harriet Gertrude. 



2573. 

OLIVER BREWSTER, jr., of Ripley, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., farmer, (a 
son of Oliver B. Bliss and Arpe Braisted, of Mina, N. Y.,) was born in M., 
March 2, 1831, and married Sept. 9, 1864, to Mary Eliza Kenyon. Issue- 
residing at home : 

5102. Aletha Evelena. 

5103. Ambrose Orsell. 

5104. Olive May. 

5105. Bertie. 

5106. Rois (?) Emery. 



328 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2576. 

AARON, of East Windsor, Conn., and Monson, Mass., farmer, (a son of 
Calvin Bliss and Lncy Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was born Jan. 6, 
1810, and married Jan. 7, 1840, to (Lucina?) Augusta Rogers, of Stafford, 
Conn., who was born Jan. 27, 1822. He died at M., Aug. 30, 1872. Issue : 

5107. Hannah Augusta, born at E. W., May 29, 1841,— resides at M. 

5108. Julia Alcott, born at E. W., March 9th, 1813, m. May 29, (S. R., 25,) 1866, William A. 

Francis, railroad conductor, and res. at Winchendon, Mass. He is a son of William 
T. and Chloe Francis, and was born at Stafford, Conn., about 1838. 

5109. *Aabon Oliver, born at E. W., July 24, 1846. 

5110. Abigail Louisa, b. at E. W., July 12th, 1849, m. Nov. 10, 1869, William H. Underwood, 

(born in 1845,) son of Alvin and Ann M. Underwood, farmer, at Monson, where she 
died April 18, 1875. 

5111. Delia, b. at E. W., Nov. 8, 1851, m. Oct. 30, (S. R., 13,) 1873, Erskine A. Lull, farmer, 

and resides at M. He is a son of Anson and Amelia Lull, and was born at Stafford, 
Conn., in 1852. 

5112. Jennie Ardell, born at Longmeadow, Mass., Sept. 18, 1855, resides at M. 



2578. 

Dea. NOAH, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Walter Bliss and 
Harriet Colton, of L.,) was born March 3, 1822, and married April 15, 1846, 
to Julia Noble, of Blanford, Mass. She was born Jan. 6, 1822. [She is a 
descendant of Ebenezer Bliss and Abigail Cooley, of Longmeadow. Their 
daughter Naomi, (born 1764,) married in 1789, John Robinson, of Gran- 
ville, Mass., (son of Noah and Bannah Robinson, of G., and brother of 
Eunice Robinson, who married Gaius Bliss, of Longmeadow.) Irena, dau. 
of Naomi Bliss and John Robinson, married a Mr. John Noble, of Blan- 
ford, Mass., and had Julia and Harvey R. Noble, who married Noah and 
Mary Ann Bliss, brother and sister.] He is a Deacon in the Congrega- 
tional Church at L. Issue : 

5113. Celia Melissa, b. March 11, 1848, m. Sept. 14, 1869, Spencer H. Wood, son of Hubbard, 
v (set. 24,) of New Britain, Conn. Issue : 1. Frank Bliss Wood, born Sept. 24, 1870. 

2. Henry Noble Wood, born July 7, 1872. 3. Richard Spencer, born Feb. 28, 1876. 
Mr. Wood was in the 37th Mass. Volunteers, in the war for the Union. 

5114. Ikena Robinson, born April 3, 1853, died Dec. 13, 1865. 

5115. Habriet Colton, born Feb. 22d, 1859, graduated Jan., 1880, at the Normal School in 

New Britain, Conn 



2581. 

EDWIN NEWELL, of Glen Elder, Mitchell Co., Kansas, an Evangel- 
ist, (son of Walter Bliss and Harriet Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass.,) was 
born in L., Sept. 29, 1827, and married in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 6, 1850, 
to Harriet M., daughter of Stephen and Eunice Lucas, of Wilbraham, 
Mass. She was born in Longmeadow, March 9, 1830. [They were di- 
vorced, and she afterwards married, July 1872-3, William H. Bacon, born 
at Palmer, 1841-2.] Issue : 

5116. George William C, born May 24, 1852, shoemaker, of Stoneham, Mass., m. Dec. 23, 

1876, to Parmelia F. Hadley, daughter of and Mchitable Hadley. She was b. 

in Stoneham in 1858. 

5117. Josephine Tucker, born in L., Nov. 27th, (S. R., Dec. 27th,) 1854, died in Springfield, 

September 14, 1855. 



NINTH GENERATION. 329 

5118. Josephine Tucker, born in Springfield, Sept. 14, 1856, d. in Springfield, Jan. 15, 1857. 

5119. Ellen Maria, born in West Springfield, Nov. 6, 1857, m. Frank Butterworth. 

5120. Catharine Louisa, born in Springfield, April 3, 1860. 

5121. Jane Eunice, born in Springfield, Jan. 1, 1862. 



2583. 

DANIEL COLTON, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Walter 
Bliss and Harriet Colton, of L.,) was born in L., Nov. 2, 1831, and mar- 
ried April 26, 1876, to Mary Ragan, daughter of Dennis and Catharine Ra- 
gan. She was born in Boston, in 1847-8. Issue : 

5122. Ellen Colton, born Oct. 10, 1877. 



2585. 

WILLIAM EDWARD, of Longmeadow, Mass., farmer, (son of Walter 
Bliss and Harriet Colton, of L.,) was born March (Nov.?) 28, 1836, and 
married April 26, 1859, to Mary Elizabeth Wood, of Wilbraham, Mass., 
where she was born, about 1839, (daughter of Hubbard and Mary.) Issue : 

5123. Walter, bom Sept. 3, 1861. 

5124. Louise Morton, born Aug. 4, 1864. 

5125. Ruth Chapman, born Nov. 2, 1866. 

5126. Fred. William, born Marcb 12, 1868. 

5127. James Elliott, born Sept. 8, 1869. 
6128. Clinton Wood, born April 24, 1873. 
5129. Ella Maria, born Nov. 28, 1875. 



2589. 

SYLVESTER, of Longmeadow, Mass., (son of James Bliss and Eunice 
Chandler, of L.,) was born Sept. 7, 1820, and married Sept. 27, 1848, to 
Nancy Catharine, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Warner, of East Haddam, 
Conn. She was the youngest of nine children, and was born January 24, 
1819. Issue : 

5130. Hannah Brainard, born July 17, 1849. 

5131. Marilla Chandler, born May 6, 1853. 

5132. Jamus born May 29, 1857, — entered Harvard College in June, 1875. 

5133. Hattie Maria, born March 22, 1862. 



2603. 

EDWARD PAYSON, of Newton, Jasper Co., 111., farmer, (son of Dea. 
David B. Bliss and Jane Lay, of Thawville, 111.,) was b. in Loraine, N. Y., 
March 25, 1836, and married Feb. 14, 1861, to Mary E., daughter of Rev. 
Mr. Henry. She was born at Grand a Tour, EL, in 1842. He enlisted 
Aug. 9th, 1862, as a private in the 93d 111. Infantrv, was in several hard 
42 



S30 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

fought battles, was wounded at Champion Hills, Miss., May 16, 1863, died 
the next clay, and was wrapped in a blanket and buried in the most hurried 
manner. Issue, born in Newton : 

5134. Edward Emory, born Aug. 18, 1862,— resides at Battle Greek, Mich., with his mother. 



2604. 

ALVAN BIRNEY, of McPherson, McPherson Co., Kansas, farmer, (son 
of Dea. David B. Bliss and Jane Lay, of Thawville, 111.,) was born in Lo- 
raine, N. Y., April 15th, 1838, and married Feb. 11th, 1864, to Emogene 
Waugh. She was born in Lorain Co., Ohio, Sept. 6, 184-1. Issue, resident 
at McPherson : 

5135. Eva Jane, horn at Plymouth, Wis., Nov. 26, 1864. 

5136. Mart Elizabeth, born at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., May 30, 1867 

5137. Carrie Grace, born at McPherson, Nov. 1, 1873. 

5138. Zina Lay, born at McPherson, June 2, 1876, died there Feb. 8, 1878. 



3606. 

DAVID CLEVELAND, fai-mer, of York, York Co., Neb., (son of Dea. 
David B. Bliss and Jane Lay, of Thawville, 111.,) was born in Loraine, N. 
Y., May 7, 1843, and married Sept. 23, 1869, to Sophia Hart, who was born 
in Canada, April 13, 1845. Issue, resident at York : 

5139. Jennie Mat, born at Thawville, HI., Sept. 20, 1872. 

5140. Hart Orin Dewitt, born in Y., April 13, 1876. 

5141. Waldo P., born in Y., Aug. 9, 1878. 



2611. 

HENRY H., farmer, of Newton, Jasper Co., 111., (a son of Simeon B. 
Bliss and Melinda Hunt, of Newton, and of Gowrie, Iowa,) was born in 
Loraine, N. Y., Aug. 21st, 1841, and married April 1st, 1867, to Martha 
Nevitt. Issue : 

5142. A daughter, born in Newton, Dec. 29, 1874. 



2612. 

LEMUEL ENOS, farmer, of Gowrie, Webster Co., Iowa, (son of Simeon 
B. Bliss and Melinda Hunt, of Newton, 111., and of Gowrie,) was born in 
Newton, Oct. 8, 1850, and married Nov. 1, 1871, to Annie M. Udy ? Issue : 

5143. A daughter, born Sept. 11, 1877. 



2620. 

LYMAN CHASE, of Norwich, Conn., Somerville, O., and of Richmond, 
Wayne Co., Ind., carpenter and machinist, (son of Roswell Bliss and Lydia 



NINTH GENERATION. 331 

Chase, of Berlin, Mass.,) was born at Berlin, July 5, 1816, and married at 
Goshen, (Lebanon,) Conn., Nov. 25, 1840, to Eliza, daughter of John and 
Eliza Tucker, of Saybrook, Conn., who was born Nov. 15, 1816, and now 
(1877) resides at Richmond. He died Oct. 14, 1873. Issue : 

5144. *John Tucker, born Nov. 25, 1842, died May 27, 1871. 

5145. *Kingsbdry Earle, born June 15, 1844. 

5146. Ltdia Josephine, born at N., June 7, 184 . . , died Nov. 17, 1848. 

5147. Horton Howard, born at S., Dec. 20, 1850, died June 26, 1853. 

5148. Roswell Erie, born at S., Dec. 3, 1852, died June 15, 1856. 



2623. 

EDWARD FLINT, of South Hadley Falls, Mass., engineer and machin- 
ist, (son of Roswell Bliss and Lydia Chase, of Berlin, Mass.,) was born in 
B., July 4, 1821, and married Jan. 4, 1847, to Susan Hester, daughter of 
Charles and Janette E. Evarts. She was born at Saybrook, Conn., June 
12, 1826. Issue : 

5149. *Sebertrum E., born June 15, 1848. 

5150. *Edward Elliott, born Aug. 1, 1849. 

5151. *Willard Marquini, born Oct. 16, 1850. 

5152. Warren Irving, born Feb. 15, 1853, died Aug. 8, 1864. 

5153. Jesse Leonti, born Dec. 11, died Jan. 29, 1858. 



2624. 

JESSE EDDY, of Stowe, and of Hudson, Mass., (box 369,) shoemaker, 
(son of Roswell Bliss and Lydia Chase, of Berlin, Mass.,) was born in 
Lancaster, Mass., Dec. 31st, 1825, and married May 3d, 1849, to Lucinda 
Maria, daughter of George and Lucinda Maynard, of Berlin. She was b. 
Jan. 24, 1831. Issue : 

5154. Lizzie Maria, born in Stowe, Aug. 6, 1856, died Sept. 10, 1858. 



2627. 

EDWARD, of Berlin, Mass., shoemaker, (son of Austin Bliss and Abi- 
gail Bumsted, of Bozrah, Conn., and Pelham, Mass.,) was born in Monson, 
Mass., April 21, 1818, and married Sept. 22, 1842, to Zilpha H., daughter 
of Emory and Lucy Sawyer, who was born in Berlin, in 1818-19. He died 
of asthma, Jan. 7, 1871. [She was afterwards married, June 4, 1872, to 
Nathan Rice, jr., farmer, of B., who was born in Marlboro, Mass., about 
1812.] Issue : 

5155. Maria Adelaide, born June 18, 1847, died Oct. 7, 1851. 

5156. Martha Augusta, born Dec. 9th, 1849, m. Dec. 25th, 1870, Oliver C. Rice, of B., eon of 

Nathan and Eliza Rice, (born at Charlestown, in 1848.) 

5157. Edward Emory, born Nov. 14, 1855, died March 2, 1867. 



332 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3628. 

SYLVESTER S., machinist, of Norwich, Conn., and of Leavenworth, 
Inch, (son of Austin Bliss and Abigail Burnsted, of Bozrah, Conn., and 
Pelham, Mass.,) was born in Monson, Mass., Jan. 10, 1820, and married 
Aug. 4, 1839, to Jane I., daughter of John Tucker, of Norwich. He died 
of typhoid fever, Aug. 13, 1867. Issue : 

5158. Sylvester Lyman, born June 6, 1840. 

5159. John Austin, born June 10, 1842, died in battle, in 186 . . . 

5160. George W., born Feb. 16, 1849, died Jan. 17, 1867. 



2630 • 

ALVLN BUMSTED, of Norwich, Conn., machinist, (son of Austin Bliss 
and Abigail Burnsted, of Bozrah, Conn., and Pelham, Mass.,) was born in 
South Glastonbury, Conn., April 24th, 1824, and married Oct. 16, 1849, to 
Delsena Anna Jillson, who died Nov. 1, 1863. He was afterwards married, 
March 22, 1864, to Hannah R. Welch, of Norwich, who was born June 16, 
1838. They now (1878) reside on Oneco St., Norwich Falls. Issue : 

5161. Frank Lincoln, born May 21, 1865. 

5162. Emma Greenwood, born Sept. 14, 1874. 



2631. 

HORACE HARRISON, of Monroe, Fairfield Co., Conn., carpenter, and 
manufacturer, (son of Austin Bliss and Abigail Burnsted, of Bozrah, Conn., 
and Pelham, Mass.,) was born in Bozrah, Jan. 17, 1826, and married Jan. 
7, 1849, to Henrietta Tucker, of Monroe. Issue : 

5163. "Warren "William, born May 2, 1857. 

2632. 

SANFORD JOSEPH, of Norwich, Conn., and Springfield, Mass., manu- 
facturer, (son of Austin Bliss and Abigail Burnsted, of Pelham, Mass.,) was 
born in Bozrah, Conn., Sept. 15, 1827, and married at Norwich, Dec. 19, 
1847, to Martha C. Spencer, of Middletown, Conn. He died of heart dis- 
ease, Jan. 14, 1873. Issue : 

5164. *Henry H., born July 7, 1850. 

5165 Elizabeth A., born at N., March 4, 1855, died at S., Aug. 14, 1859. 

5166. Charles Sanford, born Aug. 28, 1859. 

5167. George Alvin, bom Aug. 13, 1862. 

5168. Elizabeth Amelia, born March 28, 1865, died April 10, 1868. 

2636. 

WILLIAM H., of Norwich, Conn., machinist, (son of Austin Bliss and 
Abigail Burnsted, of Pelhain, Mass., was born at Bozrah, Conn., Nov. 6, 
1835, and married April 3d, 1859, to Cynthia E. Brewster, of Hanover, Ct. 
Issue : 

5169. Edith, born Jan. 30, 1860. 

5170. Frederick Grant, born in Oct., 1869. 

5171. Wlllard Levi, born Dec. 24, 1871. 



NINTH GENERATION. 333 

3639. 

LEWIS D., of Norwich, Ct., (son of Austin Bliss and Nancy [Thatcher] 
Diniock, of Pelham, Mass.,) was born in Lisbon, Ct., Jan. 27, 1852, and 
married about 1872, to Alice, daughter of Charles and Delia Tourtelotte, 
of N. He died April 8, 1877. Issue : 

5172. Charles Lewis, born in Sept., 1873, died Jan. 6, 1874. 

5173. Arthur, died young. 

3647. 

FRANKLIN WOODRUFF, book-keeper, of Cromwell, Conn., (son of 

Lewis T. Bliss and Harriet L. Chapman, of Middletown, Conn.,) was born 

in M., May 15, 1848, and married Nov. 26, 1872, to Mary L. Edwards. Is- 
sue, b. at M. : 

5174. Nellie Cutler, born Sept. 10, 1874. 

5175. J. Edwards, born Aug. 12, 1876. 

5176. Charles, born Aug. 12, 1878. 



3650. 

CHARLES HENRY, of Berlin, Mass., shoe manufacturer, (son of Henry 
Harrison Bliss and Lucy M. Sawyer, of B.,) was born in B., Aug. 16, 1841, 
and served nine months in Co. I, 5th Mass. Volunteers, during the war of 
the rebellion. He was married Sept. 28, 1860, to Martha Augusta Staples. 
She was born at Westbrook, Me., March 30, 1843, daughter of Wm. and 
Sarah Staples. Issue, born at Berlin : 

5177. Lucy Eva, born March 14, 1861. 

5178. Mart Grace, born Jan. 4, 1863. 

5179. Maud Ethel, bom April 2, 1871. 

5180. Helen Agnes, born July 19, 1875. 

5181. Helena Augusta, twin with Helen Agnes. 



3668. 

SAMUEL PYNCHON, 1908 Mervine st., Philadelphia, Pa., commercial 
traveler, (a son of Jesse Pynchon Bliss and Lucy Hoar, of Wilbraham, 
Mass.,) was born Aug. 19, 1831, and married March 1, 1855, to Annie M. 
Woodring, of Allentown, Pa., who was born Oct. 24, 1833. Issue : 

5182. Edward Ptnchon, born at A., Feb. 24, 1856,— a teacher and civil engineer. 

5183. Juliette Collins, born at A., June 4, 1858. 



3670. 

GEORGE WILLIAM, of Mansfield, Ohio, millwright, (son of William 
Bliss and Louisa B. Turner, of Wilbraham, Mass.,) was born at W., March 
23, 1828, and married June 9, 1850, to Lydia Augusta Hayden. She was 
born at Westbrook. Conn., July 2, 1827. Issue : 

5184. William Turner, born at West Meriden, Conn., April 30th, 1857, — is in mercantile 
business. 



334 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2673. 

MYRON AUGUSTINE, of Wilbraham, Mass., (son of Samuel Moseley 
Bliss and Lara Warner, of W.,) was b. Sept. 9, 1838, — a farmer and cattle 
dealer, in company with his brother Henry M. Bliss, and both have resided 
under the same roof since 1861. He was married July 4, 1859, to Martha 
E., daughter of Andrew Brewer, of W. She was b. Aug. 28, 1838. Issue : 

5185. ATattie Loka, born Aug. 24, 1860. 



2682. 

EDWARD WELLS, temperance lecturer and evangelist, of Hartford, 
Conn., (53 Wooster street,) son of Jeremy W. Bliss and Rosetta Rider, of 
H., was born Sept. 26, 1843, enlisted in Company D, Eleventh Infantry 
Regt. C. V., during the great rebellion, was promoted to be Second Lieut, 
of Co. K, and was honorably discharged, April 28, 1864. He was married 
Aug. 19,1864, to Mrs. Anne (Williams) Sacket, daughter of I. J. and E. B. 
Williams, who was born at Portsmouth, Va., about 1844, by whom he had 
issue : 

5186. Grace Barron, born July 20, 1867. 

The father was afterwards married, Dec. 25, 1874, to Mrs. Nellie (Moses) 
Isham, who was born at H., April 12, 1847. Issue : 

5187. Edward William, born Oct. 28, 1875. 



2683. 

JOEL EVERETT, of Springfield, Mass., machinist, (a son of Joel K. 
Bliss and Martha A. Chapin, of Springfield and Chicopee, Mass.,) was b. 
at C, July 6, 1838, and married Jan. 29, 1863, to Carrie A., daughter , of 
Amos and Amelia R. Ludington, of Southampton, Mass., where she was b. 
about 1841. Issue: 

5188. Ida A., born in Southampton, June 22, 1865, died Aug. 30, 1865. 



2690. 

CHARLES WELLINGTON, machinist, of 33 Grand St., Hartford, Conn., 
(son of Samuel Wellington Bliss and Laura Rockwood, of Springfield, 
Mass.,) was born June 10, 1845, and removed to H., in 1871. He was m. 
April 29th, 1868, to Eunice Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza J. 
Leet, of Windsor, Vt. She was b. at Newbury, Vt., Jan. 21, 1846. Issue : 

5189. Charles Frederick, born Oct. 2, 1871. 

5190. Sarah Etta, born Feb. 11, 1874. 
6191. Laura Jane, born Feb. 28, 1876. 



NINTH GENERATION. 335 

8702. 

JOHN CURTIS, of Chillicothe, Ohio, machinist, (son of Seth Bliss and 
Adaline Z. Chapin, of Springfield, Mass.,) was born at West Springfield, 
Sept. 6, 1826, and married April 22, 1856, to Mary E. Lanius. She was b. 
at C, June 5, 1837. Issue : 

5192. Florence S. A., born at C, June 26, 1857, — resides at C. 

5193. Charles C, born at New Albany, Ind., July 8, 1861. 

5194. Fletcher N., born at C, June 5, 1865, died Aug. 31, 1866. 

5195. Clifford N., born at C„ Sept. 1, 1867. 

5196. Harry J., born at C, June 28, 1871. 

5197. Helen M., born at C, April 11, 1874. 



2704. 

HOWARD, of Seymour, Conn., auger and bit polisher, (son of Lemuel 
Bliss and Emeline French, of S.,) was born at that place, July 17, 1836, 
and married Nov. 29, 1861, to Fanny E. Barker, of Branford, Conn., en- 
listed Aug. 20, 1862, for three years, as a private in Co. H, 20th Conn. Vols., 
and died Aug. 6, 1865. She resides at Branford, with their son : 

6198. Frank Howard, born April 18, 1863. 



2705. 

LEVI GILBERT, of East Long Branch, N. J., (son of Lemuel Bliss and 
Emeline French, of Humphreysville, [now Sej-mour,] Conn.,) was born in 
H., June 9, 1839, — from 1853 to 1865, was a clerk in a store ; Sept. 12, 1865, 
he became connected with the Raritan & Delaware Bay R. R. Co., (now 
N. J. Southern,) as agent at Atsion, N. J. ; in October, 1866, he was trans- 
ferred to Manchester, N. J., and in 1868 to Long Branch, where he is em- 
ployed (1877,) as clerk in the Auditor's and Cashier's department, for the 
bondholders of the N. J. Southern R. R. He was married at Tom's River, 
N. J., April 9, 1868, to Mary C. Wheeler, of Hudson, N. Y. Issue : 

5199. Harry Levi, born Feb. 14, 1869. 

5200. Edna C, born Marcb 10, 1875. 



2707. 

CHARLES HENRY, of Seymour, Conn., bit and auger polisher, (son of 
Lemuel Bliss and Emeline French, of Humphreysville [now Seymour,] 
Conn.,) was born in S., Sept. 15, 1849, and married Nov. 23, 1870, to Sa- 
rah L. Blodgett, of Monson, Mass., where she was born in 1848, — daughter 
of Alden and Lucinda Blodgett. Issue : 

6201. Alice E., born in Seymour, Sept. 12, 1873, died June 25, 1876. 



336 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2715. 

CHARLES HARRISON, nurseryman and gardener, Ashtabula, Ohio, 
(son of Elijah Bliss and Rebecca T. Lyon, of A., and of High Point, N. C.,) 
was born in Brattleboro, Vt., Dec. 7, 1843, and served his country during 
the great rebellion, in the Second O. V. C. He was married at A., Nov. 12, 
1867, to Eunice Brown. Issue, all born at A. : 

5202. Willie A., born Sept. 11, 1868. 

5203. Nellie A., born Oct. 28, 1870. 

5204. Carrie S., born Oct. 29, 1872, died at A., April 4, 1874. 

5205. Sarah E., born March 10, 1875. 



2720. 

GEORGE LANDON, of Geneva, Lenawee Co., Mich., farmer and car- 
penter, (son of Joel Ruggles Bliss and Rosetta Ellis, of Little House Run, 
N. Y.,) was born in Fredonia, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1844, and married Jan. 13, 
1866, to Calista A. LetsOn. She was born in N. Y., March 15th, 1844, and 
died in G., Feb. 4, 1874. Issue, born in G. : 

5206. Nettie L., born April 16, 1867, died in G., Oct. 20, 1873. 

5207. Rosetta Mat, born March 23, 1869. 

The father was afterwards married Nov. 28, 187 . . , to Phebe A. Maynard. 
She was born in Indiana, Aug. 19, 1855. Issue, born in G. : 

5208. Charle9 Albert, born Nov. 13, 1875. 

5209. Ethel A., born Aug. 31, 1878. 



2733. 

Dr. BENJAMIN, of Le Roy, Genesee Co., N. Y., (son of Edward Up- 
ham Bliss and Mabel Chaffee, of Chenango, N. Y.,) was born in Spring- 
field, Mass., May 7th, 1794, and married Sept. 21, 1817, to Persis Matilda 
Coe. She was born at Paris, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1794, and died at Le Roy, June 
9, 1867. He died at the same place, May 22, 1843. Issue, born in Le Roy : 

5210. Delia, born June 4, 1820,— a deaf mute,— died at Rochester, N. Y., April 24, 1877. 

5211. *Edward, born in Le Roy, Nov. 25, 1822, died May 18, 1877. 

5212. Theodore, born Dec. 31, 1825, died Oct. 29, 1828. 



2736. 

ELAM CHAFFEE, of Westfield, Chautauqua Co.,N. Y., (son of Edward 
U. Bliss and Mabel Chaffee, of Chenango, N. Y.,) was born at Skaneateles, 
N. Y., Nov. 13, 1802, and in 1819 removed to Westfield, where he became a 
successful fanner and stock raiser. He was married Sept. 10th, 1826, to 
Mary Harmon. Issue : 

5213. Mabilia, born at W., married Argyle Zalmon Rumsey, — two sons. 

5214. *Harmon Jonathan, born at W., Sept. 28, 1830, died June 6, 1863. 



NINTH GENERATION. 337 

5215. Warren Chaffee, born at W., June 12th, 1838, enlisted in the Union army with his 

brother, May 21st, 1861, and during the year was elected Lieutenant. He was in 

several battles, but exposure soon developed consumption, which compelled him to 

resign May 12, 1862. He suffered patiently until his death, which occurred Dec. 18, 
1865. He was never married. 

The father was afterwards married to Harriet (Holt,) widow of Dr. P. 
Crane, daughter of Elijah Holt and Mary Adams, of Cherry Valley, N. Y. 



2737. 

LORENZO, of Westfield, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.,(son of Edward Upham 
Bliss and Mabel Chaffee, of Chenango Co., N. Y.,) was born in that Co., 
Feb. 27, 1806, and became an excellent wheelwright and farmer. He was 
married at W., Dec. 10, 1829, to Annie Mallory. She was born at Queens- 
bury, N. Y., July 31, 1808. Issue, born at W. : 

5216. Amie, born July 21, 1832, m. Oct. 4, 1854, William W. Dinsmore, (born in Ripley, N. T., 

in June, 1828,) and resides at Erie, Pa. 

5217. Missouri, born Aug. 15, 1834, m. Sept. 11th, 1855, Leverett A. Morrison, and resides at 

Erie, Pa. He was born at Forestville, N. Y., May 4, 1832, and died at Avon, N. T., 
December 15th, 1871. Issue, born at Erie : 1. Bliss Morrison, b. June 11, and died 
June 28, 1865. 2. Annie Bliss Morrison, born July 24, 1867, and died Oct. 4, 1876. 
3. William Leverett Morrison, born June 15, 1869. 



2738. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON", editor and printer, of Mineral Point, Wis., 
and of Neosho, Newton Co., Mo., (son of Edward Upham Bliss and Ma- 
bel Chaffee, of Chenango Co., N. Y.,) was born at Towanda, Pa., Sept. 
20, 1808, was educated in a printing office, established the Mineral Point 
"Tribune," at Mineral Point, Wis., Sept. 3, 1847, and continued its publi- 
cation until June 1st, 1869 ; and was elected a member of the Wisconsin 
Legislature in 1870. He was m. at Westfield, N. Y., May 1, 1831, to Sarah 
Maria Overton. She was b. at Redfield, Oswego Co., N.Y., July 22, 1811,. 
and died near Bernadotte, 111., March 13, 1843. Issue, born at W. : 

5218. William Luther, born Nov. 3, 1832, died April 11, 1833. 

5219. Fanny Annette, born June 21, 1834, died March 24, 1837. 

5220. *Edward Upham, born April 27, 1837. 

The father was afterwards married at W., March 21st, 1844, to Marion 
Adelia Overton, (sister of his first wife,) who was born at W., Oct. 2, 1821. 
He died in Neosho, Dec. 26, 1879. Issue : 

5221. Lorenzo, born near Bernadotte, 111., July 26, 1845, died Ang. 29, 1846. 

5222. Alice Minerva, born at M. P., Sept. 17, 1848, died July 16, 1851. 

5223. Harry, born at M. P., Jan. 24, 1853, died Feb. 1, 1859. 

5224. Laura Ariette, born at M. P., Jan. 6, 1855. 

[From the Neosho (Mo.) Journal of December, 1879.] 

Obituary.— George Washington Bliss was born September 20, 1808, at 

Towanda, Luzerne (now Bradford) County, Pa. His parents removed to 

Chautauqua Co., N. Y., when he was a small child. When he arrived at 
43 



338 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

the age when all young men should start out for themselves, he secured a 
situation under the apprenticeship rule in the Censor printing office, at Fre- 
donia, N. Y. This was his starting point in life. And his associates and 
companions at that time ai*e now or have been the brightest lights in the 
intellectual, moral and political world. Horace Greeley, whose master 
mind molded and controlled public opinion until the time of his death, 
served as a workman in the same office at the same time. When Mr. 
Greeley left for New York he was very desirous that Mr. Bliss should ac- 
company him and both launch their barque on life's turbulent sea together. 
Mr. Bliss declined to accompany him, however, and they separated for life, 
Mr. Greeley going to New York City as a writer for the "Tribune," and 
Mr. Bliss to Westfield, N. Y., where, in connection with Thomas M. Knight, 
he published the "Pantheon," a semi-monthly literary paper, from 1830 to 
1831. In 1835 he published the " Western Farmer," an agricultural paper, 
an the same place. During the spring of 1838, he removed to Fulton Co., 
111., where he remained ten years, engaged principally in farming. On ac- 
count of almost continuous sickness in his family in that new and malarial 
section, he removed to Mineral Point, Iowa Co., Wisconsin, in 1847, where 
he established the " Mineral Point Tribune," which he published until it 
became of age, (twenty-one years,) making it the leading influential news- 
paper of southwest Wisconsin. 

While residing at Mineral Point, Mr. Bliss was called to fill various vil- 
lage, city and United States offices, as he had been in New York and Illi- 
nois. He was elected a member of the Wisconsin Legislature and served 
in that body during the session of 1870. 

Mr. Bliss came to Neosho in December, 1870, and was closely identified 
with the city's .enterprise and wonderful progress. He was Justice of the 
Peace for this township between five and six years, and mayor of the city 
since its organization. He was a prominent member of the Masonic fra- 
ternity, and during his connection with that order for several years filled 
many important stations. He was in every sense of the word a self-made 
man, never having attended school a day in his life, and the only education 
he ever received was while serving his apprenticeship in the printing of- 
fice. He was very retiring in his disposition, a deep thinker, close ob- 
server of passing events, and was well-read on national affairs. 



3744. 

JOHNSON W., of Ashland, Sanders Co., Neb., (son of Henry Bliss and 
Polly Wright, of Girard, Pa.,) was born June 29th, 1816, and married to 
Mary Hoyt. Issue : 



5225. 


Mart Adelaide. 


5226. 


Elizabeth F. 


5227. 


Frank. 


5228. 


Charles. 


5229. 


Jay. 


5230. 


Hattie. 


5231. 


Eddie. 


5232. 


Freddie. 



NINTH GENERATION. 339 

3745. 

JAMES B., of Vincennes, Knox Co., Indiana, (son of Henry Bliss and 
Polly Wright, of Girard, Pa.,) was born April 26th, 1818, and married to 
Orilla Hitchcock. Issue : 

5233. Elizabeth Ann, bora Nov. 17, 1843. 

5234. Abigail Jane, born April 20, 1845. 

5235. Abut Theresa, born Aug. 12, 1846. 



3749. 

CLARK, of North East, Pa., farmer, (son of Charles Spooner Bliss and 
Margaret Holmes, of N. E.,) was born July 16, 1814, and married Aug. 
27, 1843, to Angeline, daughter of Jesse and Jane Custard, who was born 
at that place July 17, 1815, and died Nov. 11, 1877. Issue, born at Frank- 
lin, 111. : 

5236. Margaret Jane, born June 30, 1S45, died Oct. 2, 1846. 

5237. Kate E., born April 29, 1847, m. Dec. 29, 1870, Thomas Pettit, farmer, of N. E., and has 

a daughter, Jessie A. Pettit, born March 6, 1875. 

5238. Charles Leslie, born May 27, 1849, died March 4, 1864. 

5239. Emma, boru May 31, and died June 14, 1851. 



3750. 

CHARLES, of Huron Co., Ohio, (son of Charles Spooner Bliss and Mar- 
garet Holmes, of North East, Pa.,) was born May 19, 1816, and married 
to Hannah Ann, daughter of John and Clarissa Pettis. He died Sept. 19, 
1848. Issue: 

5240. Caroline, born Feb. 5, 1840. 

5241. Daniel C, born March 3, 1842,— resides at Tontogany, O. 

The mother was afterwards married to Martin Tyler, and, with the above 
named children, resides at Tontogany, Wood Co., Ohio. 



3751. 

HENRY, of Eldora, Hardin Co., Iowa, (son of Charles Spooner Bliss 
and Margaret Holmes, of North East, Pa.,) was born June 27, 1818, and 
married Nov. 16, 1839, to Nancy Maria Lester. Issue : 

5242. Clark Adams, born Feb. 6, 1841,— a conductor, resides at Erie, Pa.,— married, and has 
three children. (Two letters unanswered.) 



3754. 

BENJAMIN, (son of Clark Bliss, jr., and Phebe Atkins, of Manchester, 
Iowa,) was born April 18, 1825, married July 27, 1844, to Sarah Allen, and 
died April 13, 1856. Issue : 

5243. James K., is at M. 

5244. Ira. 

5245. John A., is at M. 



340 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

2755. 

JOHN A., (son of Clark Bliss, jr., and Phebe Atkins, of Manchester, 
Iowa,) was born Oct. 28, 1827, and married Nov. 14, 1850, to Mary Martin. 
Issue : 

5246. Elizabeth. 

5247. Phebe Ann. 

5248. Mart Jane. 

5249. Rosina. 

5250. George. 

5251. Luella. 



3758. 

GEORGE H., of Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, farmer, (son of 
Clark Bliss, jr., and Phebe Atkins, of M.,) was b. in Erie Co., Pa., June 
28, 1835, and married Sept. 28, 1856, to Anna Hempstead. She was born 
in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Aug. 30, 1836. Issue, born in Del. Co., Iowa, 
all residing in M. : 

5252. Alice A., born Nov. 29, 1858. 

5253. Charles O., born Aug. 4, 1861. 

5254. Edgar E., born Jan. 18, 1869. 



2763. 

CLARK, of Manchester, Iowa? (son of Clark Bliss, jr., and Phebe At- 
kins, of Manchester,) was born May 10, 1842, and married Nov. 14, 1863, 
to Mariah Colvin. Issue : 

5255. Benjamin. 

5256. Ida. 

5257. Earl. 

5258. Clark Spooner. 



2765. 

JOSIAH SAUNDERS, of Newport, R. I., mariner and steamboat clerk, 
(son of Leonard S. Bliss and Hannah Pratt Clarke, of N.,) was born Aug. 
20, 1822, and married in 1848 to Ellen D. Tennant, of N. Issue : 

5259. Ellen Tennant, born about Feb., 1849, died about June, 1851. 

5260. Charles Tennant, born Dec. 19, 1851, telegrapher, Newport, m. Dec. 19, 1876, Evelina 

W. Macaffrey, of Fall River, Mass., where she d. Feb. 4, 1879, set. 26. Their child, 
set. about four months, died Feb. 25-6, 1879. 

5261. Sarah Ellen. 

5262. Theodore Howland. 

5263. Walter Stewart. 

5264. Ruftjs Kingsley, born Oct. 18, 1856, died Nov. 29, 1878. (Buried Dec. 2.) 

5265. Walter S., born July 31, 1858, died April 17, 1859. 

5266. Josiah 8., jr., born Aug. 14, 1862, died Oct. 22, 1867. 

5267. Rebecca Allen. 

5268. Hannah Clark. 
6269. George Jencks. 

5270. IIenrt Smith. (All the living reside at N.) 



NINTH GENERATION. 341 

3770. 

JAMES H. ; cf Wakefield, R. I., farmer, (son of Leonard S. Bliss and 
Hannah P. Clarke, of Newport, R. I.,) was born at N., April 7, 1829, and 
married Feb. 14, 1859, to Laura, daughter of Ezekiel Whaley. She was b. 
at W., April 2, 1840. Issue, all born at South Kingston, R. I. 

5271. Theodore Howland, born April 5, 1860. 

5272. Annie Laura, born Dec. 30, 1864. 

5273. Charlie Clarke, born Jan. 22, 1871. 

5274. Mart Eddie, born June 19, 1873. 



2777. 

ALEXANDER, of New Bedford, Mass., ship carpenter, and of Mission 
Creek, Kansas, farmer, (son of Josiah Lyndon Bliss and Sarah S. Butler, 
of New Bedford, Mass.,) was born April 3, 1806, and married March 14, 
1826, to Jane, daughter of Lazarus and Elizabeth Sampson, of Fairhaven, 
Mass. She was born Aug. 7, 1810, and died Nov. 13, 1841. Issue : 

5275. James E., born Jan. 6, 1827, died May 15, 1830. 

5276. Jane Ann, born Sept. 21, 1828, died in April, 1830. 

5277. *Thomas Gage, born April 17, 1831. 

5278. Benjamin A., born Feb. 25, 1832, died in July, 1832. 

5279. *Ezra Smallet, born Aug. 20, 1834. 

5280. Benjamin Butler, born Aug. 22, 1836, mariner, 543 Miami street, San Francisco, Cal., 

married Sept. 2, 1855, Mary, daughter of Ellen and Mitcbel Donovan, of N. Y. City, 
(born about 1835.) No issue. 

The father was afterwards married, May 5th, 1842, to Elizabeth Davis, 
daughter of Levi and Lydia Landers, of West Falmouth, Mass. She was 
born Feb. 16, 1814. They were divorced Nov. 10, 1870. Issue : 

5281. Levi Landers, born Feb. 17, 1843, died in the West, May 24, 1867. 

5282. Jane Elizabeth, born June 14, 1845, died Oct. 16, 1846. 

5283. *Alexander Freeman, born March 14, 1847. 

The father was afterwards married, Nov. 30, 1870, to Lydia (Godfrey) 
Tilton, (born in 1823-4, at Taunton, Mass.,) and died Sept. 21, 1873. She 
afterwards married April 7, 1874, George Swain, of Fairhaven. He is a 
farmer, — son of Benjamin and Hannah Swain, and was born in South 
Reading, Mass., 1815-16. 



2783. 

DAVH) STETSON, of New Bedford, Mass., dealer in house-furnishing 

goods, (son of Josiah Lyndon Bliss and Sarah S. Butler, of N. B.,) was b. 

Aug. 28, 1826, and married Dec. 28, 1846, to Adaline C, daughter of Charles 

and Rebecca H. Gilford, of the same place. She was born May 18, 1828. 
Issue : 



342 BLISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

5284. Williams Howland, born Oct. 9, 1848, m. Oct. 6, 1870, Rachel G. Coffin, of Nantucket, 

Mass. No issue. He is a book-keeper, at N. B. 

5285. Hellen Thompson, b. Dec. 2, 1850, m. May 14, 1874, John Henry Colburn, of Boston, 

Mass., — one daughter. He is a salesman, — a son of John and Mary Colburn, and 
was born at Leominster, Mass., in 1849-50. 

5286. Raymond Lyndon, born June 3, 1852, died Sept. 15, 1853. 

5287. Clara Cay, born July 4, 1858. 

5288. David Edward, born June 19, 1860. 



2794. 

Capt. GEORGE, mariner, of New Bedford, Mass., (son of George Bliss 
and Eliza Harrisson, of N. B.,) was b. June 30, 1814, and married March 
2,1836, to Margaret Spooner, daughter of Michael and Mercy D. Reynolds, 
of Dartmouth, Mass. She was born May 16, 1817, and died March 5, 1863, 
without issue. He was afterwards married, Oct. 16th, 1873, to Betsey T. 
Gilbert, of Livermore, Me., (b. in 1842.) Issue: 

5289. Edith Gardner, born Nov. 8, 1877. 



2795. 

HENRY, Esq., of (56 Arnold st.,) New Bedford, Mass., housewright, 

(son of George Bliss and Eliza Harrisson, of N. B.,) was born June 21st, 

1816, and married June 23, 1839, to Ellen Aiken, daughter of Robert and 

Elizabeth Howard. She was born Oct. 23d, 1817. [The compiler would 

here acknowledge the receipt of much valuable assistance from Mr. Bliss, 

during the compilation of this Genealogy, in the Newport branch of the 

family — comprising the descendants of George Bliss, of Newport, 1649.] 
Issue : 

5290. Florilla Howard, born March 30, 1841. 

5291. Eliza Jane, born Oct. 1, 1844. 

5292. *William, born Oct. 29, 1848. 

5293. Robert M'Kenzie, born Nov. 10, 1850, died Aug. 1, 1852. 



2797. 

MOSES HOWE, of New Bedford, Mass., housewright, (son of George 
Bliss and Phebe M. Hart, of N. B.,) was born Dec. 25, 1820, and married 
Oct. 1, 1843, to Eliza M., daughter of David and Eliza Matthews, of Yar- 
mouth, Mass. She was born April 22, 1824, and died June 12, 1880. He 

was for several years Chief Engineer of the Fire Department of the city. 
Issue : 

5294. *George Henry, born July 27, 1844. 

5295. Edward Hart, born Oct. 1, 1847, died Aug. 26, 1852. 

5296. Lizzie Annie, born April 1, 1854. 

5297. Roland Richmond, born Aug. 10, 1859. 



NINTH GENERATION. 343 

2800. 

CHARLES, of New Bedford, Mass., gardener and mariner, (a son of 
George Bliss and Phebe M. Hart, of N. B.,) was born Oct. 18, 1825, and 
married March 13, 1861, to Eliza M., daughter of Robert and Elizabeth 
Howard, (born 1836.) He enlisted Sept. 26, 1862, in the Third Massachu- 
setts Infantry for nine months, during the war for the Union. Issue: 

5298. George Clinton, (adopted,) born April 6, 1856. 

5299. William Howard, born Dec. 21, 1861. 



3803. 

THOMAS, of (90 County st.,) New Bedford, Mass., trader, (son of Sam- 
uel Bliss and Elizabeth Tabor, of N. B.,) was born July 18th, 1819, and 
married June 10, 1847, (S. R., Jan. 10th, 1848,) to Sylvia R. dau. of Daniel 
and Cynthia Howland, of Dartmouth, Mass. She was born in 1822-3, and 
died Aug. 21, 1854. Issue : 

5300. Daniel Howland, born Aug. 9, 1849, unmarried in 1866, — gone West. 

5301. Charles Thomas, born April 8, 1851, — unmarried in 1866, — gone West. 

The father was afterwards married Dec. 20th, (S. R., May 20th,) 1855, to 
Mrs. Mary Ann Waldron, (daughter of Isaac and Rhoda Palmer,) of West- 
port, Mass., born about 1823. Issue : 

5302. Edwin Harris, born July 14, (S. R., 9th,) 1857, died April 1, 1859. 

5303. Lena Clark, (adopted,) born Jan. 1, 1868. 



3804. 

SAMUEL, of Keepit, near Tamwcrth, Australia, (son of Samuel Bliss 
and Elizabeth Tabor, of New Bedford, Mass.,) was born March 16, 1824, 
and married in Australia, June 5, 1868, to Ellen Hayden. She was born 
in England ? in March, 1851. Issue : 

5304. Elizabeth, born March 19, 1869. 

5305. William Henry, born June 19, 1871, died Jan. 26, 1874. 

5306. Ida, born Dec. 19, 1872. 

5307. Martha Hellen, born April 30, 1874. 

5308. Phebe Jane, born Dec. 7, 1875. 

5309. Thomas, born Aug. 11, 1877. 



2805. 

WILLIAM HENRY, of New Bedford, Mass., farmer, (son of Samuel 
Bliss and Susan Allen, of N. B.,) was born June 18th, 1843, and married 
May 24, 1869, to Mary Jane Baker, of Dartmouth, Mass., who died Aug. 7, 
1876, ast. thirty years and five months, — daughter of Amos C. and Amy 
[Briggs] Baker, of N. B. Issue : 

5310. Walter Hart, born July 12, 1874, died May 11, 1876. 

5311. Mabel Mitchell, born Feb. 16, 1876. 



344 BIvISS FAMILY GENEALOGY. 

3811. 

WILLIAM ALEXANDER READ, of Faraday, Victoria, Australia, land 
owner, (son of Isaac Bliss and Mary S. Reynolds, of New Bedford, Mass.,) 
was born Oct. 16, 1833, and married April 19, 1858, to Lizzie Orwin, in F. 
Issue : 

5312. Henrietta Abbie Shadforth, born in June, 1862. 

5313. William Thomas Frederick, born in June, 1864. 

5314. Charles Henry Spooner, born in June, 1868. 

5315. Anna Isabella Orwin, born in May, 1874. 



3816. 

FREDERICK PLUMMER, (101 Allen st.,) New Bedford, Mass., (son of 
Isaac Bliss and Mary S. Reynolds, of N. B.,) was born Feb. 8, 1842, and 
married Aug. 15th, 1862, to Margaret Smith, of Dartmouth, Mass., (born 
about 1842,) adopted daughter of John C. and Rhoda Smith. He is a shoe- 
maker. Issue : 

5316. A daughter, born and died Feb. 19, 1867. 

5317. Frederick Plummer, jr., born April 15, 1868. 

5318. Ltdia Tucker Maxfield, born July 18, 1870. 

5319. John Cornell, born Aug. 1, 1872. 

5320. Alphonzo, born Feb. 14, 1875, died June 28, 1879. 



2823. 

JOSIAH WILLIAM, of Rockford, Kent County, Mich., carpenter and 
farmer, (son of Dea. James Bliss and Joanna Brewster, of Portageville, 
N. Y.,) was born Nov. 3, 1813, and married Oct. 1, 1842, to Rachel Druel. 
She was born July 19, 1813. He removed to Michigan in 1861, and died 
Oct. 21, 1871. Issue : 

5321. *Edward D., born April 14, 1844. 

5322. *Adelbert, born Oct. 7, 1846. 

5323. Adelia, twin with Adelbert, married Feb. 22, 1871, Smith Shotwell, of Rockford. 

5324. Mart, born May 21, 1849, m. Dec. 28, 1869, Theodore Acker, of Rockford. 



2824. 

JOHN MAXON, of Short Tract, (Allen,) N. Y., farmer, carpenter and 
joiner, (son of Dea. James Bliss and Joanna Brewster, of Portageville, 
N. Y.,) was born April 10th, 1818, and married Feb. 2d, 1843, to Harriet 
Spencer, resided on a farm in Allen, and died May 10, 1877. The family 
afterwards removed to Winfield, Cowley Co., Kansas. Issue : 

5325. Celina, born March 9, 1845. 

5326. *Eugene S., born March 13, 1847.