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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Family Time Line

Ambrose K Bliss
1803–1874
Esther Ann Varney
1807–1887
Marriage: 6 January 1825
Adaline Orlana Bliss
1825–1893
Caroline Rosina Bliss
1826–1851
Cornelius Freeman Bliss
1828–1888
Thaddeus Madison Bliss
1831–1886
Eliza Ellen Bliss
1833–1900
Pvt. Eliott Oramel Bliss
1833–1915
Ambrose Kirkendall Bliss
1835–1900
Amelia Ann Bliss
1838–1916
Marie Antoinette Bliss
1840–1932
Adelbert Erastus Bliss
1843–1915
Jane Hester Bliss
1845–1932
George Addison Bliss
1847–1918
Alfred Henry Bliss
1849–1926

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)

1804

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

1818

Illinois is the 21st state.

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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