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About Lieut. & Cornet John Bissell, Jr.
The children of John Bissell, Sr. and his unnamed first wife, the order uncertain, are:
ii. Lieut., also referred to as Cornet, John Bissell, Jr., b. circa 1633 in England, d. intestate before Oct. 15, 1688 at an undefined place in the Province of New York while in the King's service; m. June 17, 1658 at Windsor, Israel Mason of Saybrook, Conn., dau. of Maj. John Mason and his unnamed first wife, b. circa 1637-38, prob. at Windsor. She d. after Mar. 15, 1693/4. Nine children of the family.
From page 33 of History of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut: Including East Windsor, South ...
BISSELL, p. 540, John, Jr.,2 and Thomas,3 were the subjects of the following marvelous deliverance, as related by Increase Mather, in his Essay for the Recording of Illustrious Providences, etc., published in 1684:
"Remarkable also was the deliverance which John and Thomas Bissell of Windsor, aforesaid (see p. 8 of this Supplement), did at another time receive. John Bissell, on B morning, about break of day, taking nails out of a great barrel, wherein was a considerable quantity of gunpowder and bullets, having a candle in his hand, the powder took fire. Thomas Bissell was then putting on his clothes, standing by a window, which, though well fastened, was by the force of the powder carried away at least four rods; the partition wall from another room was broken to pieces; the roof of the house opened and slipt off the plates about five feet down; also the great girt of the house at one end broke out so far, that it drew from the summer to the end most of its tenant. The woman of the house being sick, and another woman under it in bed, yet did the divine Providence so order things as that no one received any hurt, excepting John Bissell, who fell through two floors into a cellar, his shoes being taken from his feet, and found at twenty feet distance, his hands and his face.being very much scorched, without any other wound in his body."
- Find A Grave Memorial# 5091692 citing Stiles and Jacobus
Lieut. & Cornet John Bissell, Jr.'s Timeline
May 4, 1661
Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
September 27, 1663
Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
August 10, 1665
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
October 15, 1688
Province of New York, Colonial America
Windsor Hartford CT