James Bliss

18 January 1762–12 August 1831 (Age 69)
Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Bliss was born on 18 January 1762, in Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Bliss, was 35 and his mother, Mary Throop, was 18. He married Mahettable Johnson on 26 March 1789, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 12 August 1831, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Central, Heth Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bliss
1762–1831
Mahettable Johnson
1768–1858
Marriage: 26 March 1789
Bailey Bliss
1788–
Mehitable Bliss
1790–
Polly Bliss
1805–
Hannah BLISS
1791–1863
James Bliss
1793–1857
Mehitable Bliss
1795–1857
Reuben Bliss
1795–1820
Mehetabel Bliss
1797–
Parley Dudley Bliss
1801–1878
Mary Bliss
1805–1880
Charles Bliss
1808–1874

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 March 1789
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 19

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Bliss, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • James Bliss, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mahettable Bliss in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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