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Subject:Obediah Bliss and Isabella Bliss 1790-1800s
Post Date:September 29, 2012 at 18:03:08
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Hello,
Hoping someone can help me with this family, thank you for any insights and help in advance.

Descendants of Obediah Bliss


Generation No. 1

1. OBEDIAH1 BLISS was born Bet. 1800 - 1810. He married ISABELLE. She was born Abt. 1806, and died 29 Mar 1886 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

More About ISABELLE:
1850 US Census: 30 Oct 1850, Providence, Ward 4, Providence, RI. Isabelle is age 48 and living in Providence, she is mulatto and born in RI. In her house is Betsey Williiams age 21, mulatto and William Williams age 24, male, mulatto born in NY.
1860 US Census: 18 Jul 1860, Providence, Ward 2, Providence, RI. Isabelle is now living with William Warmsley age 45, black, stevador, born in RI and his wife, Betsey Warmsley, age 29 born in CT. Frederick Bliss is age 10 and Isabelle is age 52, born in RI.
       
Children of OBEDIAH BLISS and ISABELLE are:
2.       i.       HENRY A.2 BLISS, b. Abt. 1828, Slatersville, Rhode Island; d. 06 Jun 1885, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
       ii.       OBADIAH BLISS, b. Abt. 1833, Rhode Island.


Generation No. 2

2. HENRY A.2 BLISS (OBEDIAH1) was born Abt. 1828 in Slatersville, Rhode Island, and died 06 Jun 1885 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He married (1) SUSAN FRANKLIN, daughter of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN and AMEY. She was born 1838 in Massachusetts. He met (2) SUSAN FRANKLIN 1856 in Rhode Island, daughter of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN and AMEY. She was born 05 Jul 1838 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, and died 20 Mar 1887 in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island1.

More About HENRY A. BLISS:
Military Enlistment: 05 Jul 1864, US Colored Troops Military Service Records 1861-1865. New Jersey enlistment. Shows Henry enlisted in New Jersey at about age 25. Branch: 45th US Colored Cavalry.

More About SUSAN FRANKLIN:
1880 US Census: 10 Jun 1880, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island. Susan is now married to Jesse Holiday and living in Johnston, her children are enumerated with her; Simeon is single, age 20 and a table waiter, Bessie is 13 and at school, Amos is 12 and at school.

More About HENRY BLISS and SUSAN FRANKLIN:
Partners: 1856, Rhode Island
       
Children of HENRY BLISS and SUSAN FRANKLIN are:
       i.       LEANDER3 BLISS, b. 03 Jul 1857, Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island2; d. 05 Feb 1909, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island3,4; m. LOUISA ONSLEY, 01 Aug 1886, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island; b. Abt. 1844, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; d. 19 Mar 1889, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island5.

More About LEANDER BLISS:
1905 RI State Census: 1905, North Kingstown, RI: Leander Bliss answers both his parents were born in Connecticut. His birthdate is 1857. Born in Providence, RI. He is protestant, single and a farm laborer.
Burial: 1909, Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island.
Cause of Death: Valvular Disease of Heart
Local Resident of:: Johnston, Rhode Island
Medical Information: As noted on this death certificate. Leander is buried in Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston, Rhode Island.
Occupation: a farmer
Race if Indicated: "colored"

More About LOUISA ONSLEY:
1930 US Census: 1880, Johnston, Rhode Island; enumerated in her mother's house; she is divorced
Occupation: 1856, Washerwoman
Probate: 1873, Rhode Island Probate Records, Type: Administration, case #A10530. Reference is NEGHS (New England Genealogical Society) record.

More About LEANDER BLISS and LOUISA ONSLEY:
Marriage: 01 Aug 1886, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island

       ii.       CLARA LILLIAN BERTHA BLISS, b. 05 Oct 1866, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
       iii.       AMOS BLISS, b. 20 Dec 1867, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
       iv.       HENRY A. BLISS, b. 01 Jun 1870, Slatersville, Rhode Island.

       
Children of HENRY BLISS and SUSAN FRANKLIN are:
3.       v.       SIMEON3 BLISS, b. Dec 1858, Milford, Massachusetts.
4.       vi.       BESSIE ANN BLISS, b. Oct 1866, Gloucester, Rhode Island.
5.       vii.       AMOS MORLBAN BLISS, b. Bet. 1868 - 1869, Rhode Island.


Generation No. 3

3. SIMEON3 BLISS (HENRY A.2, OBEDIAH1) was born Dec 1858 in Milford, Massachusetts6. He married (1) MARY-JANE ONSLEY 28 May 1883 in Scituate Township, Providence, Rhode Island7, daughter of SAMUEL WALMESLEY and DOLLY SMITH. She was born 16 Mar 1864 in Providence, Providence,Rhode Island8, and died 15 Aug 1896 in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island9. He married (2) EMMA M. MCPHERSON 1901 in Rhode Island. She was born 1875, and died 02 Jan 1915 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island10.

More About SIMEON BLISS:
1900 US Census: 16 Jun 1900, East Greenwich, Kent, RI: Head of household, now a widow, living with a woman named Emma MacPherson and her child. He is a teamster. Born in Massachusetts.
1905 RI State Census: 1905, North Kingstown, RI: Simeon Bliss, age 45, head of household. Born in Chepatchet, RI, in 1859. Coal Shovaler occupation, father born in RI mother in CT. Married? 4 in the family.
1910 US Census: 1910, US Federal Census - Ward 7; Providence, Rhode Island. Simeon is now 50 years old, married for the 2nd time to a woman named Emma. His occupation is Teamster-Heavy Trucking and has been married to Emma for 9 years. Emma his 2nd wife is 35 years old.

More About SIMEON BLISS and MARY-JANE ONSLEY:
Marriage: 28 May 1883, Scituate Township, Providence, Rhode Island11

More About SIMEON BLISS and EMMA MCPHERSON:
Marriage: 1901, Rhode Island
       
Children of SIMEON BLISS and MARY-JANE ONSLEY are:
       i.       JESSIE NELSON4 BLISS, b. 30 Oct 1883, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island; d. 06 Dec 1936, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island12; m. CATHERINE HEALY, 27 Jun 1924, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island13.

More About JESSIE NELSON BLISS:
1930 US Census: 1910, US Census - Providence, (Ward 7), Providence, RI. Jesse is 26 years old and living with his father in Providence. He is enumerated as Male, mulatto, and he is a teamster. Jesse is single at this time.
City Directories: 1936, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Jesse N. Bliss is living at 440 North Main Street, Providence. He is a teamster.
Military Registrations: 1917, World War I Draft Registration Card. Jessie Nelson Bliss registers, 33 So. Water Street, Providence, RI. Age 34, born Oct. 30, 1883. Lumberman, employed in Maine. Nearest relative: Simeon Bliss of Providence, RI (Father).

More About JESSIE BLISS and CATHERINE HEALY:
Marriage: 27 Jun 1924, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island13

       ii.       SUSAN BLISS, b. 28 May 1886, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island; d. 28 May 1886, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island.
       iii.       AMY FRANKLIN BLISS, b. 20 Nov 1890, Cranston, Rhode Island; d. 04 Apr 1906, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island.
       iv.       OLIVER BLISS, b. 31 Oct 1893, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; d. 31 Oct 1893, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island.
       v.       BLANCHE BLISS, b. 19 Mar 1895, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island; d. 08 Oct 1896, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.


4. BESSIE ANN3 BLISS (HENRY A.2, OBEDIAH1)14 was born Oct 1866 in Gloucester, Rhode Island15. She married WILLIAM ISAAC MOONEY 03 Nov 1884 in Scituate Twp, Providence, Rhode Island, son of ISAAC MOONEY and SARAH CEASAR. He was born May 1852 in Connecticut16, and died 21 May 1912 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

More About WILLIAM ISAAC MOONEY:
1910 US Census: 09 Jun 1900, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island. William is head of household, enumerated as black, a male, age 48 and has been married 15 years. He lives on Morgan Avenue. He states he was born in Connecticut, his father in Africa and his mother born in Rhode Island
Occupation: 1900, US Census; Johnston, Rhode Island. William gives his occupation as a "day laborer".

More About WILLIAM MOONEY and BESSIE BLISS:
Marriage: 03 Nov 1884, Scituate Twp, Providence, Rhode Island
       
Children of BESSIE BLISS and WILLIAM MOONEY are:
       i.       FRED4 MOONEY, b. Jul 1885, Rhode Island.
       ii.       LILLIAN MOONEY, b. Sep 1887, Rhode Island.
       iii.       FRANCES MOONEY, b. Aug 1894, Rhode Island.
       iv.       EVELYN MOONEY, b. Dec 1900, Rhode Island.
       v.       ALFRED MOONEY, b. Abt. 1898, Rhode Island; d. 01 Apr 1898, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island.


5. AMOS MORLBAN3 BLISS (HENRY A.2, OBEDIAH1) was born Bet. 1868 - 1869 in Rhode Island. He married NELLIE FLORENCE WOODS 05 May 1908 in East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of WILLIAM WOODS and FANNIE WISE. She was born Bet. 1868 - 1872 in Massachusetts, and died 08 Dec 1937 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island17.

More About NELLIE FLORENCE WOODS:
1910 US Census: 22 Apr 1910, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Nellie and Amos live in the city of Providence and have been married only 2 years, she is 36 and has had no children, this being her first marriage. She was born in MA; her father in South Carolina and her mother VA.
Nationality: 1910, Enumerated as black on the 1910 US Census.

More About AMOS BLISS and NELLIE WOODS:
Marriage: 05 May 1908, East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
       
Child of AMOS BLISS and NELLIE WOODS is:
       i.       SIMEON NELSON4 BLISS, b. Rhode Island; d. 09 Jun 1903, East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.