Charles Bliss

June 1808–December 1874 (Age 66)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Bliss was born in June 1808, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Bliss, was 46 and his mother, Mahettable Johnson, was 39. He married Mary Sayles in 1838. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died in December 1874, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Charles Bliss
1808–1874
Mary Sayles
1817–
Marriage: 1838
Eliza Bliss
1842–1914
Jennie Bliss
1843–
Mary Bliss
1845–
Albert Bliss
1847–
Alice Bliss
1851–1852
Charles Bliss
1853–
Hattie Bless
1855–1879

Spouse and Children

    Male1808–1874Male

    Mary Sayles

    Female1817–Female

MARRIAGE
1838
Of,Louisville,Jefferson,Kentucky
children

(7)

    Eliza Bliss

    Female1842–1914Female

    Jennie Bliss

    Female1843–Female

    Mary Bliss

    Female1845–Female

    Albert Bliss

    Male1847–Male

    Alice Bliss

    Female1851–1852Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 4

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Chas W Bliss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Bliss in entry for Eliza E. Hodges, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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