Norman Bissell

1787–
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Norman

When Norman Bissell was born in 1787, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Zebulon Bissell, was 36 and his mother, Sara Watkins, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Zebulon Bissell
1751–1824
Sara Watkins
1753–
John Bissell
1773–1855
Betsey ( Elizabeth) Bissell
1776–
Catherine Bissell
1783–
Heman Bissell
1778–
Sarah Bissell
1783–
Norman Bissell
1787–
Juliana A. Bissell
1788–1878

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World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

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The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 1

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English buyscel, busshell, bysshell ‘bushel’, ‘measure of grain’ (Old French boissel, buissel, of Gaulish origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or factor, one who measured grain. The name may also have been applied to a maker of vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.2 English: from a diminutive of Biss .3 Respelling of German Biesel, a habitational name from Bisel in Alsace.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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