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Descendants of William Bliss

Compiled by George E. Sawyer

May 22, 2000

1. William Bliss born Abt. 1775, married Abt. 1795, Preuda Emmins, born Abt. 1776, Scotland, died Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA.

Children:

2. i Joseph Bliss born 2-Mar-1806.

Second Generation

2. Joseph Bliss (1.William1) born 2-Mar-1806, Vermont, married Abt. 1824, Clarissa "Clara" King, born 0-Dec-1805, New York, died 1-Apr-1875, Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA, Buried: Sabinsville Cem., Tioga Co., PA. Joseph died 0-Sep-1881, Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA.

Children:

3. i Algernon Mortington Bliss born 10-Aug-1825.

ii E. L. Bliss born 1831, New York.

iii Louisa Bliss born 1832, New York.

iv Dolly Bliss born 1834, New York, married Caleb Short, born Abt 1835.

4. v Henry Alonzo "Olonzo" Bliss born 17-May-1836.

vi Orlando Bliss born 1840, New York.

vii Mary Bliss born 1843, New York, married David Moffett, born Abt. 1843.

5. viii Lyman Bliss born 0-Dec-1845.

ix Clarissa O. Bliss born 15-May-1847, Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA, married Joseph H. Carr, born Abt. 1847. Clarissa died 23-Apr-1903.

x Frank Bliss born Abt. 1849, married (1) Sara Cole, born Abt. 1848, married (2) Miss Henry, born Abt. 1850. He lived near Sayre, PA and had at least one son.

Third Generation

3. Algernon Mortington Bliss (2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 10-Aug-1825, Vermont, Occupation: farmer, married (1) A. Symanthy King, born Abt. 1831/2, New York, married (2) Mary Anna Moffett, born Abt. 1827-8, Pennsylvania. Algernon died 25-Nov-1907, Brookfield Twp., Tioga Co., Penn. It is said that he traveled with his father by ox cart from Vermont to Sabinsville, PA.

Children by A. Symanthy King:

i Joseph Bliss born 0-Aug-1847, died 1912, Summer Hill, New York.

ii Clarissa Bliss born 1849. She was a servant for Mordecai and Callico Lears at Wellsboro, Pa. in 1870.

iii Parker Bliss born 27-Oct-1851, died 21-Aug-1916, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan.

iv William G. Bliss born 0-Apr-1853, Pennsylvania, died 1932, Montesano, Washington.

6. v Alfred Reilly Bliss born 0-Aug-1854.

vi Everett Bliss born 0-Jul-1856, Pennsylvania, married Maggie Graves, born Abt. 1857. Everett died 1926, Buried: Steuben Co. Home Cemetery, NY. He lived alone in Clymer, Pa. in 1900.

7. vii Alvin Bliss born 18-Sep-1959.

Children by Mary Anna Moffett:

viii Nora Bliss born 1861.

8. ix Richard Melvin Bliss born 5-Sep-1863.

x Norman Bliss born 0-Oct-1864, Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA.

4. Henry Alonzo "Olonzo" Bliss (2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 17-May-1836, Miliand?, New York, married Rosannah McCaslin, born 12-Dec-1848, died 21-Dec-1909, Deerfield Township, Tioga Co., PA. Henry died 21-Dec-1909, Deerfield, Tioga Co., PA.

Children:

i Louisa Bliss born 26-Feb-1867, Addison, Steuben Co., NY.

ii Caroline Bliss born 14-Nov-1869, Elkland, Tioga County, PA, married Charles H. VanZile. Charles: They had 3 children.

9. iii Almond L. Bliss born 12-Jun-1873.

10. iv Claude Bliss born 12-Apr-1875.

11. v David Henry Bliss born 17-Jul-1879.

12. vi Mary Bliss born 27-Aug-1881.

13. vii Earl J. Bliss born 27-May-1883.

viii Harry Bliss born 3-Jun-1885, Elkland, Tioga County, PA, died 27-May-1942, N.M. ?.

ix Dewitt Bliss born 13-Jun-1887, Elkland, Tioga County, PA, died 20-Jul-1887.

x Lelia Belle Bliss born 11-Mar-1890, Gaines, Tioga Co., PA, married Henry McInyre, born Abt. 1890.

5. Lyman Bliss (2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 0-Dec-1845, New York, married Jane Rice, born 0-May-1855, Pennsylvania. Lyman Buried: Cowanesque Lake Project.

Children:

i Myrtle Bliss born 1867.

ii George H. Bliss born 0-Dec-1870, married 9-Nov-1890, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, ____ Spencer, born Abt. 1870.

iii James O. Bliss born 1871, Little Marsh, Tioga Co., PA.

iv Lillie Bliss born 1873, married 9-Nov-1890, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, ____ Finch, born Abt. 1873.

14. v Lyman C. Bliss, Jr. born 18-Jul-1879.

vi Martha J. Bliss born Abt. 1880.

vii May Bliss born 0-Jul-1882, Pennsylvania.

viii Jennie M. Bliss born 1883.

15. ix Newell Bliss born 0-Feb-1885.

x Leonard Bliss born 0-Jan-1888, Pennsylvania.

xi Mildred Bliss born 0-Jul-1891, Pennsylvania.

Fourth Generation

6. Alfred Reilly Bliss (3.Algernon3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 0-Aug-1854, Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA, married Sophia Knowles, born Abt. 1855. Alfred died 1913.

Children:

i Lillian M. Bliss born 1876, married (1) 18-Sep-1894, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Mervin Bennett, born 1872, married (2) 3-Jul-1897, in Corning, Steuben County, NY, ____ Travis.

ii Ellen Bliss born 1882, married 11-Jan-1900, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, ____ Epley.

iii Floyd L. Bliss born 1887, married 6-Feb-1908, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, Bair.

7. Alvin Bliss (3.Algernon3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 18-Sep-1959, Pennsylvania, married 21-Sep-1884, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Grace Woodcock.

Children:

i Ivan E. Bliss born 1890, married 19-Jul-1914, in Steuben County, New York, _____ Krebs.

8. Richard Melvin Bliss (3.Algernon3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 5-Sep-1863, Sabinsville, Clymer Twp., Tioga Co., PA, married Florence M. Stiles, born 1875, (daughter of Reuben Stiles and Mary Isabelle Hayes) died 1945, Buried: Young Hickory Cem., Troupsburg, NY. Richard died 10-Jul-1941, Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Buried: Young Hickory Cem., Troupsburg, NY.

Children:

i Delsie Bliss born 1895, married 16-Apr-1912, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, David Colegrove, born 1887.

16. ii Glenn A. Bliss born 1898.

17. iii Molly Bliss born 20-Jul-1900.

iv Flora V. Bliss born 1903, married 27-Oct-1927, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, John W. Scott, born 1896.

18. v Melvin Douglas Bliss born 22-Dec-1906.

vi Gladys M. Bliss born 1911, married 16-Sep-1929, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Harley D. Marlatt, born 1902.

vii Donald Bliss born 1914, married 3-Dec-1930, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Lillian Wilson, born 1912.

9. Almond L. Bliss (4.Henry3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 12-Jun-1873, Elkland, Tioga County, PA, married (1) 18-Feb-1893, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Vina Spoor, married (2) 2-Nov-1898, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Hattie Crowl, born 1876, died 1966, Buried: Baxter Cemetery, Tuscarora, New York. Almond died 25-Jan-1947, Buried: Baxter Cemetery, Tuscarora, New York.

Children by Vina Spoor:

i Ray E. Bliss born 1893, married 3-Sep-1924, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, ____ Reynolds.

Children by Hattie Crowl:

ii Helen L. Bliss born 1901, married 24-Jun-1922, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Coleman, born Abt. 1900.

iii Daisy M. Bliss born 1903, married 27-Dec-1921, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Strait, born Abt. 1903.

10. Claude Bliss (4.Henry3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 12-Apr-1875, Elkland, Tioga County, PA, married 21-Feb-1897, in Lindley, Steuben Co., NY, Cora Becraft, born 1878, (daughter of James Becraft and Josephine Knapp). Claude died 26-Jan-1949, Corning, Steuben County, NY.

Children:

i Hazel Bliss born 1906, married (1) 6-Oct-1924, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Sullivan, married (2) 20-Jun-1950, in Bath, Steuben County, New York, Lester H. Bennett, born 1902, (son of Franklin B. Bennett and Mary Moore).

ii Tessie Bliss born 1898, married 12-Jul-1928, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Subetes.

19. iii Philip E. Bliss born 1903.

11. David Henry Bliss (4.Henry3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 17-Jul-1879, Osceola, Tioga Co., PA, married (1) 22-Nov-1919, in Steuben County, New York, Brant, married (2) 3-Jul-1904, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, Myra Seeley. David died 18-Jun-1946, Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., PA.

Children by Myra Seeley:

i David J. Bliss born 1911, married 9-Jul-1936, in Lindley, Steuben Co., NY, Black.

ii Doris Bliss born 1916, married 2-Jan-1934, in Lindley, Steuben Co., NY, Deats.

12. Mary Bliss (4.Henry3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 27-Aug-1881, Chatham, Tioga County, PA, married Simeon R. Albee, born Abt. 1874. Mary died 9-May-1946, Lockport, Monroe Co., NY.

Children:

i Ila Lillian Albee born 14-Mar-1900.

ii Artemas Albee born 1901/2.

iii Millard Albee born Abt. 1904-5.

iv Ruth Irene Albee born 15-Jul-1908.

v Cassie Dora Albee born 7-Aug-1912.

vi Madeline Albee born 2-Oct-1913.

13. Earl J. Bliss (4.Henry3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 27-May-1883, Elkland, Tioga County, PA, married 9-Sep-1909, in Woodhull, Steuben Co., New York, Ethel Seeley, born Abt. 1884. Earl died 16-Jan-1929, Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., PA.

Children:

i Neva E. Bliss born 1918, married 29-Sep-1934, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, ____ Riffle.

ii Vivian Bliss born 1923, married 25-Oct-1941, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, ____ Steadman.

iii Coral C. Bliss born 1925, married 14-Jan-1949, in Erwin, Steuben Co., NY, Hall.

14. Lyman C. Bliss, Jr. (5.Lyman3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 18-Jul-1879, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, married 19-Jan-1899, in Corning, Steuben County, NY, Mary "May" Howard, born 1878, died 1939, Buried: Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY. Lyman died 1914, Buried: Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY.

Children:

i Elwin "Elwyn" A. Bliss born 1910, married 5-Oct-1935, in Erwin, Steuben Co., NY, ____ Starr, born Abt. 1910. Elwin died 1967, Buried: Coopers Plains Cem., Erwin, NY.

ii Howard C. Bliss born 1901, married 12-Aug-1924, in Steuben Co. Clerk, Bath, NY, Spencer.

iii Maurice L. Bliss born 1902, died 1963, Buried: Lakeside Cem., Wayland, Steu. Co.,NY.

15. Newell Bliss (5.Lyman3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 0-Feb-1885, Pennsylvania, married 9-Sep-1912, in Erwin, Steuben Co., NY, May Padgett, born Abt. 1885. Newell died 1963, Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo, New York. He was working for Loney Finch in Lawrence PA in 1900.

Children:

i Josephine J. Bliss born 1909, married 26-May-1928, in Steuben County, New York, ____ Wheeler.

ii Adella M. Bliss born 1916, married 15-Jan-1934, in Steuben County, New York, ____ Kennedy.

Fifth Generation

16. Glenn A. Bliss (8.Richard4, 3.Algernon3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 1898, married 5-Nov-1919, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Edith E. Cady, born 1903, (daughter of George E. Cady and Mary McCarragher).

Children:

i Arbutus Bliss born 1917, Addison, Steuben Co., NY, married 27-Nov-1935, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, Baker.

ii Forrest J. Bliss born 1931, married 21-Feb-1959, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Button.

iii George A. Bliss born 1929, married 13-Sep-1947, in Erwin, Steuben Co., NY, Miles.

iv Rebecca R. Bliss born 1924, married (1) 1-Sep-1938, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Taft, married (2) 20-Mar-1976, in Addison, Steuben Co., NY, Vanzile.

v Russell R. Bliss born 1933, married 1-Dec-1951, in Erwin, Steuben Co., NY, Rathbun.

17. Molly Bliss (8.Richard4, 3.Algernon3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 20-Jul-1900, married (1) 27-Nov-1919, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, George Benjamin Elwell, born 1881, (son of Edwin Elwell and Sarah Youmans) died 1937, Buried: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg, NY, married (2) 5-May-1943, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Fay Elton Eddy, born 9-Jan-1898, (son of Royal Champlain Eddy and Ida Laverna Cook) died 0-Jul-1980, Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY. Molly died 0-Oct-1974, Buried: Woodlawn Cem., Austinburg, Tioga Co., PA.

Children by George Benjamin Elwell:

i George Richard Elwell born 1-Sep-1920, married (1) Abt. 1940, Rita ____, born Abt. 1920, married (2) 15-Feb-1947, in College Station, Texas., Mary Louise Bailey, born 11-Oct-1927, (daughter of William Levi Bailey and Harriet E. Puffer). George died 3-Jun-1984.

ii Charles Edwin Elwell.

iii Joyce I. Elwell born 1938, married 2-Oct-1959, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, ----- Williams.

18. Melvin Douglas Bliss (8.Richard4, 3.Algernon3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 22-Dec-1906, Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, married 0-Dec-1926, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Mildred Irene Harrington, born 17-Jun-1910, (daughter of William D. Harrington and Fanny Cady) died 20-Oct-1985, St. Joseph's Hosp., Elmira, NY. Melvin died 1985, Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York.

Children:

i Larry D. Bliss born 20-Jan-1928, married 2-Oct-1948, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Evelyn Cora Schoonover, born 30-May-1929, Woodhull, Steuben Co., New York, (daughter of Leland Schoonover and Maud J. Jordan).

ii Betty I. Bliss born 1930, married (1) 27-Jul-1946, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Burt Graves, born 1924, married (2) 29-Mar-1969, in Greenwood, Steuben Co., New York, Leon A. Wheaton, born 1910.

iii Earl Bliss born 1933, married 30-Jun-1951, in Erwin, Steuben Co., NY, Virginia Ford, born 1928.

iv Roy N. Bliss born 1935, married 21-Jan-1955, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Eileen R. Atkins, born 1936.

v Audrey A. Bliss born 1936, married 21-Jun-1954, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Donald K. Chase, born 1928.

vi Judy Bliss born 1944, married 13-Feb-1960, in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, Neil Howard Sawyer, born 17-Jan-1941, Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York, (son of Kenneth Jesse Sawyer and Helen Ione Payne) Occupation: Stationary Engineer. Neil: Neal was born near Troupsburg, Steuben County, NY on the farm known as the Will Fisher place. After moving to Woodhull NY with his parents and then to a place just off the Knoxville-Troupsburg road, he started school at Knoxville. He divorced Judy Bliss in 1972.

vii Melvin Bliss born 1945, married divorced, Susan Clark, born Abt. 1947, Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA.

19. Philip E. Bliss (10.Claude4, 4.Henry3, 2.Joseph2, 1.William1) born 1903, married 16-Mar-1925, in Tuscarora, Steuben County, New York, Hazel Eaton, born 1908, Buried: Rural Cem., Addison, Steuben Co., NY. Philip died 1970, Buried: Rural Cem., Addison, Steuben Co., NY.

Children:

i Floyd Bliss born 1932.

ii Elmer C. Bliss born 1927.