Elizabeth Bissell

about 1786–
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bissell was born about 1786, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Josiah Bissell II, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Wolcott, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Bissell II
1757–1830
Sarah Wolcott
1760–1786
Wolcott Bissell
1779–1787
Sarah Wolcott Bissell
1785–
Elizabeth Bissell
1786–

Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Bissell II

    Male1757–1830Male

    Female1760–1786Female

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

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 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 2

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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