Solomon Bissell

1789–23 January 1871 (Age 82)
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Bissell was born in 1789, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Noah Bissell, was 36 and his mother, Eunice Olcott, was 37. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Tirzah Pierce. He lived in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years and Chesterfield, Mahajanga, Madagascar in 1871. He died on 23 January 1871, in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Bissell
1789–1871
Tirzah Pierce
1787–1872
Benjamin Pierce Bissell
1809–1881
Parnal Syntha Bissell
1811–1829
Benoni Bliss Bissell
1813–1899
Ralph Utley Bissell
1815–1896
Helen N. Bissell
1818–1823
Rix Burt Bissell
1818–1826
Electa Anderson Bissell
1821–1826
Helen N Bissell
1824–1824

Spouse and Children

children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Noah Bissell

    Male1753–1842Male

    Eunice Olcott

    Female1752–1798Female

siblings

(7)

    Noah Bissell

    Male1777–1842Male

    Cynthia Bissell

    Female1783–1876Female

    Flavia Bissell

    Female1785–Female

    Female1787–1836Female

    Male1789–1871Male

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World Events (8)

1789

Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 13

"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 23

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Solomon Bissell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Solomon Bissell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Solomon Bissell in entry for Bissell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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