Alpheus Bliss

Brief Life History of Alpheus

When Alpheus Bliss was born on 1 May 1795, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Daniel Bliss, was 35 and his mother, Melatiah Packard, was 21. He married Mercy Johnson on 11 May 1817, in Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1863, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Alpheus Bliss
1795–1863
Sarah Sally Hull
1802–1874
Marriage: 17 February 1821
Linus Bliss
1822–1872
John Bliss
1824–1878
Alpheus Bliss
1826–
George Bliss
1828–1855
Maria Theresa Bliss
1830–1873
William Bradford Bliss
1834–1885
Sarah J. Bliss
1837–1916
Charles Bliss
1840–
Samuel F. Bliss
1842–

Sources (14)

  • Alphus Bliss, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alpheus Bliss, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Alpheas Bliss, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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