Charles W Bliss

June 1808–13 December 1874 (Age 66)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Charles W

When Charles W 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 on 13 December 1874, at the age of 66, and was buried in Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Charles W? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles W Bliss
Mary Sayles
Marriage: 1838
Eliza E Bliss
Jennie Bliss
Mary Bliss
Albert Bliss
Alice Bliss
Charles Bliss
Hattie Bless

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 4
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
Age 4
During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
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 (6)

  • Chas W Bliss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • C. W. Bliss in entry for Henry Aseltine and Hattie Bliss, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Chs W Blip in entry for Silas N Hodges and Eliza E Blip, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.