Robert Stanton Bliss

Male1 August 1805–1851

Brief Life History of Robert Stanton

When Robert Stanton Bliss was born on 1 August 1805, in Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Bliss, was 24 and his mother, Lucretia Bishop, was 28. He married Mary Ann Paine in 1833. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850. He died in 1851, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Cold Springs, Tuolumne, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Stanton Bliss
Mary Ann Paine
Marriage: 1833
Richard Bliss
Lucretia Bliss
James Bliss
Louisa Bliss

Sources (10)

  • Robert S Bliss in household of Leonidas J Hodges, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mormon Battalion Company B return list: Robert S. Bliss
  • Robert Stanton Bliss, "Find A Grave Index"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

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

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 14

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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