Mary Bliss

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Bliss was born on 23 December 1804, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Bliss, was 42 and her mother, Mahettable Johnson, was 36. She married Landen Martin in 1825, in Harrison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 January 1880, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Jordan Cemetery, Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Landen Martin
Mary Bliss
Marriage: 1825
Marinda Martin
Jasper Martin
Charles Martin
Emma Martin

Sources (8)

  • Mary Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Bliss - Published information: birth: after 1805; Vermont, United States
  • Mary Bliss, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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Historical Information 1809 - Harrison, Indiana Territory, United States 1816 - Harrison, Indiana, United States


Indiana is the 19th state.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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