Ambrose K Bliss

Brief Life History of Ambrose K

When Ambrose K Bliss was born on 11 September 1803, in Essex Junction, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Amos Bliss, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Clark, was 33. He married Esther Ann Varney on 6 January 1825, in Essex, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Millville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 11 May 1874, in Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mount Ida Cemetery, Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Ambrose K Bliss
Esther Ann Varney
Marriage: 6 January 1825
Adaline Orlana Bliss
Caroline Rosina Bliss
Cornelius Freeman Bliss
Thaddeus Madison Bliss
Eliza Ellen Bliss
Pvt. Eliott Oramel Bliss
Ambrose Kirkendall Bliss
Amelia Ann Bliss
Marie Antoinette Bliss
Adelbert Erastus Bliss
Jane Hester Bliss
George Addison Bliss
Alfred Henry Bliss

Sources (16)

  • Ambrose Bliss, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Ambrose Bliss, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ambrose Bliss in entry for Alfred Henry Bliss, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)


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1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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