The Pioneer Families of Cleveland 1796-1840 Volume 1

The Pioneer Families of Cleveland 1796-1840 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...after that the residence and jewelry shop of William Bliss. Mrs. William Bliss was Cynthia Wolcott, daughter of Albert and BLISS Hanna Loomis Wolcott of Windsor, Conn. She was married in 1813, when 24 years of age, and four years later came to Cleveland. They had three sons and two daughters: Albert Wolcott Bliss, their oldest child, died at the age of 35, leaving no posterity. Nancy Eliza Bliss, died unmarried at the age of 25. Louise Bliss was born blind, and after the death of both parents was tenderly cared for by a cousin living in Michigan, Nancy Warner, afterward Mrs. Proctor Pease. Stoughton Bliss married Miss Maria Sweet of Buffalo, who died the following year, 1850. He remained a widower until his death. For many years previous to it he boarded at the Kennard House. He was thought to strongly resemble Oliver Wolcott, the signer of the Declaration of Independence. William S. Bliss, the youngest child of William and Cynthia Bliss, born 1827, married Lucy Gurley. At her death he married secondly, Annie M. Johnston of Columbus, Tenn. He was a newspaper publisher, and lived away from the city a number of years, but returned and died, 1881, in Glenville, on the site of the present Roadside Club house. They had two children born in Columbia, Harry A. and Maria Louise Bliss. These two children are now the only representatives of the Wolcott and Bliss families who once lived in the city. The former has an office in the Superior Arcade, and the latter married Charles Hoor of La Grange, Ill., and resides in that place. William Bliss, Sr., died in 1828 of malarial fever, aged 38 years. His widow was living at 90 Superior Street in 1845. She died three years later. The family rest in Erie Street Cemetery. William Bliss, at his death, owned...
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 185.42 x 243.84 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236936124
  • 9781236936127