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bullet Clara Bliss Photo was born on 15 Aug 1895. She died on 29 Feb 1968 in Barre, Vermont. Parents: Albert Norman Bliss and Flora Belle Stoner.

She was married to Newt Rathburne. Children were: Elizabeth Ann Rathburne.

She was married to Earl Haines Mears. Children were: Albert Richard Mears.


bullet Cyrus Bliss was born on 23 Jan 1803. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.


bullet Damaris G. Bliss Photo was born on 24 Jan 1835 in Calais, Vermont. She died on 9 Oct 1903 in Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa. Damaris married in 1857, James H. Reed (1826-1895), a farmer. According to her niece Florence (dau. of Wm. H.H. Bliss) Damaris was possessed of great beauty. They had twelve children: Alta (1858-1860), Orlando (1860-1885), Carrie (1862-1863), John Charles Freemont (1863-1935), William (1864-1922), Cora (1865-1867), Emma (1867-1943), Truman Pitkin (1869-1943), Damaris (1871-1943), David Bliss (1874-1955), Leonora (1877-1963), and Hattie (1879-1920). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.


bullet David Bliss Jr.(22) Photo was born on 25 Apr 1807 in Calais, Vermont. He died on 25 Sep 1872 in Union County, Iowa. David was the son of David Bliss and Lucy Blanding of Marshfield, Vermont. The following note comes from the Bliss family genealogy. "David Bliss, Jr. was one of the earliest settlers and most successful farmers of Union County, Iowa, arriving there with his family in the spring of 1856. The 1860 federal Census shows that his real estate was valued at $3000 and his personal property at $2427, making him one of the five wealthiest farmers in Platte Township at that time. He was an educated man and taught school in Platte Township in 1856. He was appointed Postmaster of Union City (a town in Union County that no longer exists) in 1865. An interesting account of the family's trip from Mercer County, Pennsylvania to Jefferson County, Iowa and finally to Union County has been preserved by his granddaughter, Miss Ruth Madden of Creston, Iowa. It was recorded in about 1922 from the recollections of Leonora (Bliss) Madden, one of Mr. Bliss' daughters. An unedited selection follows: "We came up the canal on a tow boat from Mercer County, Pennsylvania to Wheeling, West Virginia, all but Edd Bliss (Charles Edward, who) was born later, four brothers and five girls. We came on a steam boat to St. Louis and from there to Keokuk (Iowa) and staid over night. Father got teamsters to take us to Fairfield to Uncle William's (William Pitkin, brother of Leonora Pitkin). We staid there two or three months (then) moved to Libertyville. Our grandfather (David Bliss, Sr.) was buried there. We lived there three years and then moved here (Union Co.) in the spring of '56. (We) came in covered wagons. We drove cattle, hogs, and sheep and we also brought the dog and cat. We had the chickens on the back of a wagon. We had a log house 20 or 24 ft. Our house was on the farm where Harry Woorsley lives. It wasn't finished when we got here. It was the first house in Union county this side of Afton that had board floor and shingle roof. The glass was 8 in. wide 10 in. long, 6 above and 6 below. Two beds down stairs and four up stairs." "

He was married to Leonora PITKIN on 3 Dec 1834 in Marshfield, Vermont. Children were: Damaris G. Bliss, Lucy B. Bliss, Stephen Pitkin Bliss, William Henry Harrison Bliss , Horace Bliss, Leonora Bliss , Asenath Bliss, Orlando Bliss, Ophelia Bliss.

He was married to Clarissa Pitkin on 6 Sep 1860 in Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin. Children were: Charles Edward Bliss.


bullet Edward N. Bliss was born on 22 Jul 1903. He was born on 22 Jul 1903 in Calais, Vermont. He died on 13 Jan 1980. He died on 13 Jan 1980 in Nashua, NH.

Educated in Marshfield and Mansfield, MA. Graduated from MIT in 1927. Chicken farmer in Lancaster, MA for 17 years. Parents: Albert Norman Bliss and Flora Belle Stoner.

He was married to Dorice E. Kenney. Children were: Albert E. Bliss.


bullet Frederick Bliss was born on 23 Feb 1764 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He died on 5 Dec 1841.

He was married to Hannah Patience Cole. Children were: Charles Bliss, Simeon Bliss, Aruna Bliss, Lucy Bliss, Lewis Bliss, Polly Bliss, George Bliss, Nancy Bliss, Cyrus Bliss, Pliny Bliss, Alonzo Bliss, Celinda Bliss, William Riley Bliss.


bullet George Bliss Photo

He was married to Lena Maud Shepard. He was divorced from Lena Maud Shepard.


bullet George Bliss In 1837, George was apprenticed to Hiram Bliss to learn the mason's trade, and worked that winter with Abdial Kent as a shoemaker. Parents: Charles Bliss and Lucy Wheelock.


bullet George Bliss was born on 18 Sep 1798. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.

He was married to Olive Bliss in 1833.


bullet Gertrude Laura Bliss Photo was born on 19 Oct 1891 in Calais, Vermont. She died in Oct 1973 in Massachussetts. Parents: Albert Norman Bliss and Minnie Reid Swasey.

She was married to Fred Elbert PITKIN on 28 Aug 1915 in Marshfield, Vermont. Children were: Alison Muriel PITKIN, Richard Bliss PITKIN Twin , Barbara Laura PITKIN Twin, Lois Gertrude PITKIN.


bullet Horace Bliss(22) Photo was born on 31 Jan 1842 in Allegany County, New York. He died on 8 Mar 1897 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Horace was a farmer in Lincoln Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. He enlisted as a private September 17, 1861 at St. Joseph, Missouri in Company C Cavalry, attached to the 13th Missouri Volunteers, known as Berry's Battalion Cavalry. He was mustered out on January 31, 1862 and honorably discharged because of illness. Not long thereafter he went West and spent four years in the mines in Nevada and California. According to the recollections of his son, Ralph, he heard that California might cure his "ague" or malaria, with which he was afflicted during his short stint in the cavalry. He signed up with a wagon train that was organized in Missouri and drove an ox team over the Mormon trail through Nebraska and across southern Wyoming to Salt Lake City and then into Nevada and California. Like many of the adventurers who joined in the gold and silver rushes of the era, Mr. Bliss gained much experience but little wealth for his efforts. In a letter he wrote in 1865 from Austin, Nevada to his brother, William Henry Harrison Bliss in Iowa, he told of his experiences: "I shal stay here this summer and if times does not get better I shal leave if I sell for any thing worth while I will come home if not I will go to some new mining country. I do not feel like giving up making a stake after spending three years . . . I have learned something of human nature as the old saying is I have got my eye teeth cut. I do not concidder my time all together lost." Later that year or early the next, he removed to California. Late in 1866, Mr. Bliss finally returned home to Iowa, sailing by ship from San Francisco to the Panama Isthmus, walking and riding a mule across Panama and then sailing for New York. He became a farmer and stock raiser, first in Union County, Iowa, and then in Lincoln Township where he moved in 1874. In the later years of his life he made several trips to Colorado because of his failing health. He died on one of those trips. He was married in 1869 to Mary Ellen Day. They had seven children: George Day (1870-1956), Leonora (1872-1876), Frederic Charles (1875-1963), John Albert (1877-1941), Ralph Kenneth (1880-1972), Edith Clara (1887-1962), and Frank Horace (1891-1980). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.


bullet Imogene Bliss was born about 1853. Parents: Norman Wellington Bliss and Eunice Cole.


bullet Laura Bliss Photo was born in 1897 in Calais, Vermont. She died about 1993. Laura never married and lived almost all of her life in Marshfield Village, Vermont. Parents: Albert Norman Bliss and Flora Belle Stoner.


bullet Leonora Bliss Photo was born on 28 Jul 1846 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. She died on 21 Nov 1936 in Creston, Iowa. Leonora married in 1866, John Madden (1842-1918), son of Reuben and Mary (Greenland) Madden. They had eight children: William Harrison (1867-1951), Nellie (1869-1954), Mary Hattie (1871-1872), Olivia (1873-1954), Laura May (1875-1959), Walter (1877-1940), Clara E. (1880-1961), and Katherine P. (1883-1920). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.


bullet Lewis Bliss was born on 12 May 1794. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.

He was married to Mary L. Bailey in 1833.


bullet Loren Bliss Parents: Albert E. Bliss.


bullet Lucy Bliss was born on 12 May 1794. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.

She was married to Welcome Cole in 1817.


bullet Lucy B. Bliss Photo was born on 26 Feb 1837 in Allegany County, New York. She died on 21 Sep 1913 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Lucy married John Harrison Jones (1832-1922) in 1867. He was a farmer. They had seven children: Alice (1868-1919), Nellie (1870-1957), infant son (1871), Edwin Stanton (1872-1947), Francis A. (1873-1961), Alfred (1876-1928), and Harry (1878-). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.

Children were: Harry Jones .


bulletMinnie Swasey Bliss Photo was born on 16 Apr 1893. She died on 23 Mar 1976. Parents: Albert Norman Bliss and Minnie Reid Swasey.

She was married to Charles Swasey on 10 May.


bullet Nancy Bliss was born on 27 Mar 1800. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.

She was married to Pettee.


bullet Norman Wellington Bliss was born about 1825. He died in 1901 in Calais, Vermont. Parents: Charles Bliss and Lucy Wheelock.

He was married to Eunice Cole . Children were: Albert Norman Bliss, Imogene Bliss.


bullet Olive Bliss

She was married to George Bliss in 1833.


bullet Ophelia Bliss Photo was born on 27 Apr 1852 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. She died on 5 Mar 1933 in Union County, Iowa. Ophelia married in 1874, Joshua Madden (1846-1908) the son of Abram Madden and Rebecca Robertson. They had eight children: Myrtle Carrie (1875-1959), Alvin Clay (1877-1945), John Robison (1880-1960), Oscar W. (1882-1901), Luther Gordon (1884-1956), Nonie Lee (1886-1945), Grace Charlotte (1889-1976. She was the mother of Mrs. Jessie Thompson, a genealogist in Creston, Iowa, and the only grandchild of Ophelia and Joshua), and Ruth (1892-1990. She was a genealogist and preserved much of the history of the David Bliss, Jr. family). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.

Children were: Grace Charlotte Madden.


bulletOrlando Bliss was born on 11 Oct 1850 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. He died on 7 Oct 1854 in Jefferson County, Iowa. Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.


bullet Pliny Bliss was born on 29 Apr 1805. He died in 1839. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.


bullet Polly Bliss was born on 17 Jun 1796. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.

She was married to Jehiel Gilman.


bullet Simeon Bliss was born on 27 Oct 1788. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.

He was married to Almeda Powers in 1818. No children.


bullet Sophronia Bliss Parents: Charles Bliss and Lucy Wheelock.

She was married to Charles Marsh after 1852.


bullet Stephen Pitkin Bliss Photo was born on 12 Dec 1838 in Allegany County, New York. He died on 27 Aug 1888 in Greeley, Colorado. Stephen, or Pitkin, as he was called, was a large landowner and stock raiser in Platte Township, Iowa, and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He helped to build the Grove Chapel Church in Platte Township in 1874 and was one of the first trustees of Grove Chapel Cemetery. He removed with his family in 1884 to Greeley, Weld County, Colorado. He was married in 1864 to Elizabeth Alcesto Coy (1843-1873). They had seven children: Leonora Adelle (1865-1943), Albert G. (1867-1870), Clara Susan (1869-1963), Lillian M. (1870-1945, a twin), Rose Sarah (1870-1945, a twin), Elizabeth A. (1872-1873), and Stephen Pitkin, Jr. (1873-1961).
He married second, in 1875, Jennetta Hartman (1856-1940). They had seven children: Nellie May (1876-1944), Willliam George (1878-1924), Asenath Helen (1880-1921), Walter Ernest (1881-1933), Bessie Elsie (1883-1956), Karl Edward (1886-1970), and Harry G. (1888-1969). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.


bullet Susan Bliss Parents: Charles Bliss and Lucy Wheelock.

She was married to Emory Shumway .


bullet William Henry Harrison Bliss Photo was born on 15 Aug 1840 in Allegany County, New York. He died on 8 Apr 1905 in Greeley, Colorado. William was a sucfcessful farmer and stock raiser in Platte Township, Iowa, and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He helped build Grove Chapel Church in 1874, and was one of the first trustees of Grove Chapel Cemetery. He went west with his family and his brother's family in 1884. They resided at Colorado Springs for a number of years, then in Greeley, where they purchased a farm at Pleasant Valley, near his brother. They resided there eleven years and then removed into the town of Greeley, where he was a member of the school board and a member of its building committee for many years. William was married in 1866 to Mary Jane Robb (1843-1919). They had eight children: William (1866-1867), Charles Henry (1869-1932), David Elmer (1871-1954), Ernest Robb (1873-1938), Wilfred (1875-1924), Robert Harrison (1882-1940), Florence (1885-1954), and Margaret (1889-1889). Parents: David Bliss Jr. and Leonora PITKIN.


bullet William Riley Bliss was born on 16 Jul 1812. Parents: Frederick Bliss and Hannah Patience Cole.


bullet Jennie Blodgett was born in 1854 in Hardwick, Vermont. She died in 1937. She was adopted. Parents: Stephen PITKIN Jr. and Hannah Chandler Davis.

She was married to James Hickey on 5 Jul 1872 in Marshfield, Vermont. Children were: Wendell Phillips Hickey.


bullet Ann Blount(12) was born about 1592 in Bristol, England ?. She died on 27 Apr 1694 in Andover, Massachusetts.

She was married to Thomas Berwick in Bristol, England ?. Children were: Grace Berwick.


bullet Alice Blower was born about 1615 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. She was baptized on 30 Jun 1615 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. She died on 3 Nov 1690 in Braintree, Massachusetts?.

She was married to Richard Brackett on 6 Jan 1633/34 in London, England. Children were: Hannah Brackett.


bullet Gwendolyn Louise Blythe was born about 1990. She resided at Dallas, Texas in 2014. Attended Colleyville Heritage High School and the University of Notre Dame.

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/gwen.blythe.9 Parents: Richard Emmett (?) Blythe and Gwendolyn Beck .


bullet Rachel Blythe was born about 1994. Attended Baylor University.

Facebook timeline: https://www.facebook.com/rachel.blythe2 Parents: Richard Emmett (?) Blythe and Gwendolyn Beck .


bullet Richard Emmett (?) Blythe was born about 1963. Facebook timeline: https://www.facebook.com/richard.blythe.54

He was married to Gwendolyn Beck on 20 May 1989. Children were: Gwendolyn Louise Blythe, Rachel Blythe.


bullet Catherine Veronica Bociek

She was married to Carlyle Wendel WHEELER on 10 May 1941.


bullet Lizzie Bohonan died before 1939. Lizzie was the daughter of Frank and Edna (Spofford) Bohonan.

She was married to Earl Gilbert DWINELL before 1911. Children were: Carl McDonald DWINELL , Donald McRay DWINELL, Kenneth (Jake) DWINELL, Marion DWINELL, Vivian DWINELL.


bullet Joan Marcina Bomalaski was born on 10 Jun 1920 in Jasper, Indiana. She died on 16 Dec 2004 in Willoughby, Ohio. Joan M. Pitkin
Date: May 31, 2005
Publication: Times Argus, The (Montpelier-Barre, VT)

MADISON, OHIO - A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Montpelier for Joan Marcinia Pitkin, 84, who died Dec. 16, 2004, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. Born on June 10, 1920 in Jasper, Ind., she was the daughter of Martin Felix Bomalaski and Catherine Louise (Schlegal) Bomalaski. On Dec. 15, 1945 she married Carroll P. Pitkin in Jasper, Ind. She worked as an administrator at Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing

Children were: Martin George PITKIN, Carroll Louise PITKIN.


bulletAndrew Earl Bond was born on 21 Jun 1980. Parents: George Bond and Cynthia Joan Pierce.


bullet Christopher George Bond was born on 1 May 1977. Parents: George Bond and Cynthia Joan Pierce.


bullet Curtis Bond died in 1868 in Cabot, Vermont.

He was married to Mary BENTON on 11 May 1854 in Cabot, Vermont.


bullet George Bond

He was married to Cynthia Joan Pierce on 21 Jul 1974 in Barre, Vermont. Children were: Christopher George Bond, Andrew Earl Bond, Laura Bond.


bullet Hannah Bond was born on 28 Aug 1792 in Corinth, New Hampshire. She died on 11 May 1870 in Marshfield, Vermont.

She was married to Daniel M. PIKE on 12 Aug 1830 in Corinth, New Hampshire.


bullet Laura Bond was born in 1984. Parents: George Bond and Cynthia Joan Pierce.


bullet Mary Bond

She was married to Hon. Alexander T. McKelvey in 1864. Children were: Margaret McKelvey, Agnes McKelvey.


bullet Elizabeth Bonville died on 14 Feb 1490. Parents: William Bonville Lord Bonville.

Children were: Sir Robert Tailboys Lord Kyme.


bulletPhilippa Bonville. Parents: William Bonville.

Children were: Thomas Grenville.

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