Polly Bliss

25 August 1794–4 October 1854 (Age 60)
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Bliss was born on 25 August 1794, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zenas Bliss, was 27 and her mother, Molly Wright, was 26. She lived in Leroy, Leroy Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 4 October 1854, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Zenas Bliss
1767–1861
Molly Wright
1767–1845
Deacon Gordon Wright Bliss
1790–1885
Mary Ann Bliss
1803–
James Bliss
1805–1880
Elizabeth Bliss
1807–
Oramel Bliss
1809–
Horace Bliss
1792–1868
Polly Bliss
1794–1854
Edwin Bliss
1796–1886
Angelina Bliss
1799–1871
Bezu Eliot Bliss
1801–1819
Clark W.
1805–1830
Chester Trumbail Bliss
1808–1883
James Bliss
1813–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 8

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1812

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly Bliss in household of Zenas Bliss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Bliss, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Polly Bliss, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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