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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Solomon Bissell
Tirzah Pierce
Benjamin Pierce Bissell
Parnal Syntha Bissell
Benoni Bliss Bissell
Ralph Utley Bissell
Helen N. Bissell
Rix Burt Bissell
Electa Anderson Bissell
Helen N Bissell

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Parents and Siblings

    Noah Bissell


    Eunice Olcott




    Noah Bissell


    Cynthia Bissell


    Flavia Bissell




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World Events (8)


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."

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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