Gen. Elkanah Bliss

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Elkanah Bliss

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in New York, United States
Place of Burial: Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Levi Bliss and Elizabeth Bliss
Husband of Celia Bliss
Father of Permelia Peake; John R. Bliss; Lydia Leavitt; Matilda Sherwood and Jefferson M. Bliss

Occupation: Military general
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Elkanah Bliss

From his Find A Grave page:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35386923

Gen Elkanah Bliss

  • Birth: Mar. 11, 1770 - Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Sep. 25, 1845 - New York, USA

General Elkanah Bliss was the son of Levi Bliss and Elizabeth Bullock. He was in the War of 1812.

Elkanah married Celia Richmond, the daughter of John Richmond. They married on 9 Jan 1787.

Together they had five children and possibly others:

  • 1. Permelia Bliss b. 7 Jun 1799 married Reuben Peake
  • 2. John R. Bliss b. 17 Jun 1803 in NY married Evalina Marsh
  • 3. Lydia Bliss b. 13 Jan 1807 in NY married Joseph B. Leavitt
  • 4. Matilda Bliss b. 22 Sep 1811 in NY married Anson N. Sherwood
  • 5. Jefferson M. Bliss b. 23 May 1814 in NY married Matilda Sherwood.

Another note about Elkanah: 10th Regiment, New York Militia, Sergeant Military Service War of 1812

Note: The Vital Records of Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, say Elkanah was born there, and not in Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Mass., as previously written.

Vital records information provided by: Pete Witze pwitze@sbcglobal.net


Family links:

Parents:

  • Levi Bliss (1747 - 1819)
  • Elizabeth Bullock Bliss (____ - 1790)

Spouse:

  • Celia Richmond Bliss (1779 - 1839)

Children:

  • Lydia Bliss Leavitt (1807 - 1860)
  • Jefferson M. Bliss (1814 - 1887)

Burial: Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York, USA, Plot: AA-670

  • Created by: Zoe Tom
  • Record added: Mar 31, 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 35386923
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Gen. Elkanah Bliss's Timeline

1770
March 11, 1770
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1797
January 9, 1797
Age 26
1799
June 7, 1799
Age 29
Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1803
June 17, 1803
Age 33
Stratford, Montgomery County, New York, United States
1807
January 13, 1807
Age 36
Montgomery County, New York, United States
1811
September 22, 1811
Age 41
Montgomery County, New York, United States
1814
May 23, 1814
Age 44
Montgomery County, New York, United States
1845
September 25, 1845
Age 75
New York, United States
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Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York, United States