Charles W. Bliss

MaleJune 1808–13 December 1874

Brief Life History 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, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 13 December 1874, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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

Sources (9)

  • Chas W Bliss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles W. Bliss, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Charles W. Bliss, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1838Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (11)

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    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

    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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