Jerijah Bissell

about 1717–
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary 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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Jerijah Bissell
Marriage: 1764
Jerusha Bissell Allyn
Jeremiah Bissell
Nathan Bissell

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  • Marriage
    1764Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (6)

    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

    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.Americanized form of German Bissel, of unexplained etymology. The surname Bissel is also found in France (Alsace).History: The surname Bissell of French (ultimately possibly German; see 2 above) origin is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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    Sources (6)

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

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