Weeden Tripp Bliss

23 February 1829–18 August 1872 (Age 43)
Broome, New York, United States

The Life of Weeden Tripp

When Weeden Tripp Bliss was born on 23 February 1829, in Broome, New York, United States, his father, Barnum Bliss, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Tripp, was 17. He married Martha Jane Calkins on 1 October 1851, in Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Genesee, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 18 August 1872, at the age of 43.

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Weeden Tripp Bliss
Helen L Lusk
Marriage: 17 October 1867
Winifred Clara Bliss
Minnie Bliss

Spouse and Children

17 October 1867


    Winifred Clara Bliss


    Minnie Bliss


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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3 German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Weeden F Bliss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Weldon T Bliss in household of Ba*Mon Bliss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Weeden T Bliss, "United States Census, 1870"

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