Mary Bliss

1805–1880 (Age 75)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bliss was born after 1805, in Vermont, United States, her father, James Bliss, was 44 and her mother, Mahettable Johnson, was 38. 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 in 1860. She died in 1880, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

Harrison, Indiana, United States


    Marinda Martin


    Jasper Martin


    Charles Martin


    Emma Martin


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 11

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Mary Martin in household of Charles Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Martin in the 1850 United States Federal Census with Hetta Bliss
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Bliss - Published information: birth: after 1805; Vermont, United States

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