James Bliss

Male18 January 1762–12 August 1831

Brief Life History 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 17. 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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James Bliss
Mahettable Johnson
Marriage: 26 March 1789
Bailey Bliss
Mehitable Bliss
Polly Bliss
Hannah Bliss
James Bliss
Mehitable Bliss
Reuben Bliss
Mehetabel Bliss
Parley Dudley Bliss
Mary Bliss
Charles W. Bliss

Sources (3)

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

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


    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

    English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blissett .

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire takes the second part of its name from a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.

    German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy, friendly’. It is also found in France.

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

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