Peleg Young Bliss

Male8 April 1806–1888

Brief Life History of Peleg Young

When Peleg Young Bliss was born on 8 April 1806, in Compton, Compton, Quebec, Canada, his father, Samuel Bliss, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Young, was 22. He married Helen L. Mather on 3 February 1842, in Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1888, in Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82.

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Peleg Young Bliss
Helen L. Mather
Marriage: 3 February 1842
Janette Bliss
Catherine E Bliss
Jedediah Harris Bliss

Sources (6)

  • P M Bliss, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peleg Y. Bliss in entry for J. Harris Bliss, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Peter Y Bliss, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1842Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 12

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 24

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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