Jerijah Bissell

about 1717–
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jerijah

When Jerijah Bissell was born about 1717, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jeremiah Bissell, was 40 and his mother, Mehitable White, was 34. He married unknown in 1764, in Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Jerijah Bissell
1717–
unknown
1731–1813
Marriage: 1764
Jerusha
1765–
Jeremiah Bissell
1767–1835
Nathan
1771–1829

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1764
Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
children

(3)

    Female1765–Female

    Jeremiah Bissell

    Male1767–1835Male

    Male1771–1829Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 59

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 64

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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Sources (3)

  • Jerijah Bissell in entry for Lydia Bartlet, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jerijah Bissell in entry for Thomas Bissell, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Jerijah Bissell in entry for Asahel Bissell, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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