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The unsolved mystery of Joel Blish b. 1 Aug 1791 Hartford CT d. 24 Mar 1881 Huro
Posted by: JC (ID *****5058) Date: May 18, 2013 at 08:50:21
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Your help would be greatly appreciated. I cannot believe that the parents of Joel and his siblings.... Asa and Daniel, and sisters, Hannah and Betsey are still unidentified.

Joel b. 1 Aug 1791 Hartford CT d. 24 Mar 1881 Huron OH

Need help locating the partents of Joel Blish.

You would think with the many family members below, one could find the parents of Joel,

History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio, with ...
By William W. Williams

Joel Blish and family, of wife and three children
came to Ohio from Hartford, Connecticut, in the fall
of 1822. He remained in Berlin township until
May, 1824, and then removed to this township, locating at first on the State road, opposite where David Cole then lived. Two or three years afterward he changed his location to lot number twenty-six, same section (second) purchasing his land of the heirs of David Clark, and resided there until 1854, when he moved to the village of Norwalk, where he has since lived. He has arrived at the advanced age
of nearly eight-eight
Joel Blish, "Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"
Name: Joel Blish
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 24 Mar 1881
Death Place: Huron Co., Ohio
Age: 89
Birth Date: 1792
Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
Occupation: Blacksmith
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07306-6

System Origin: Ohio-EASy
GS Film number: 865076
Reference ID: bk 1 p 79
Citing this Record
"Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 May 2013), Joel Blish, 24 Mar 1881.

"Genealogy of the Blish family in America, 1637-1905"



Records of persons by the name of Blish, or Blush, whose
lineage is incomplete.


Records of persons by the name of Blish, or Blush, whose
lineage is incomplete.

JOEL BLISH, b. 1 Aug., 1791, in Hartford county, Conn.
He m. , Betsy Prince, at Springfield, Mass.

HENRY, b. 9 July, 1818, at Glastonbury, Conn.
ELIZABETH, b. 3 Mar. 1820, at Glastonbury.
ELECTA, b. 26 Mar. 1822, d. 17 Jany. 1853.
EARL, b. 14 Feby, 1824. Lived a bachelor.
CORDELIA, b. 4 July, 1829.
ALBERT, b. Mar. 9, 1832.
DANIEL, b. 8 Apr. 1834, d- 16 Oct. 1883.

The first two children were born in Connecticut, and the re-
mainder in Norwalk, Ohio.

Joel Blish spent his younger days in the armory at Spring-
field, Mass,, and came west in 1822, locating at Norwalk, Ohio.
His wife, Betsey, d. 23 Feby., 1841 and Joel d. in Aug., 1881.
Both are buried at Norwalk. He is said to have had brothers,
Asa and Daniel, and sisters, Hannah and Betsey. The brothers
are said to have come west about 1830. (A search for the brothers and sisters did not reveal the names of their parents, either)...

He owned lands in *Glastonbury, Conn* (clue) ., which he deeded away in Nov., 1821. There is a possibility that he may have been the son of Abraham (146), whose son Daniel (304) came west in 1836. See ante pp. 93 and 129.

References. Glastonbury, Conn. Deed Rccs. Vols. 20 & 21.
Glastonbury Town, Rec. Vol. 2. p. 166.

HENRY, s. of Joel and Betsey Blish, m. 16 Oct., 1842,
Caroline M. Harkness. She was b. in Lorain county, Ohio.

ROSELTHA, b. 23 Mar. 1844.
CYTHERA, b. 22 Apr. 1847.
ESTELLA, b. 27 June, 1849.
CARRIE MAY, b. 5 Dec. 1859.

Henry Blish for may years carried on a tub and pail factory
at Antioch, Ind. He d. 3 Aug. 1885.

Joel and Betsy Prince, Nov. 12, 1817 by Rev. Samuel Osgood D.D. CR2        Bk. 3, p. 308

Asa and Polly Burt, Apr. 24, 1819 by Rev. Samuel Osgood D.D. CR2        Bk. 3, p. 311

20th Sept 1820 Asa was the only Blish family member in Springfield, Hampdon, MA
View Record       Name       Home in 1820 (City, County, State)       Number of Slaves       Total Number of All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves        View
       Asa Blish       Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts                      

1830 United States Federal Census
about Joel Blish
Name:       Joel Blish
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):       Bronson, Huron, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:       1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:       1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:       1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:       1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:       1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:       1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:       1
Free White Persons - Under 20:       5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:       2
Total Free White Persons:       7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):       7


Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
about Joel Blish
Name:       Joel Blish
Event Type:       Marriage
Event City:       Springfield
Marriage Date:       12 Nov 1817
Spouse Name:       Betsy Prince
War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815
about Joel Blish
Soldier:       Joel Blish
Widow:       Betsey Prince
Date Enlisted:       1 Sep 1814
Date Discharged:       7 Dec 1814
Soldier's Death Date:       24 Mar 1881
Pension Number - #1:       SC 14449
Pension Number - #2:       SC 14449
Bounty Land Number - #1:       43881 40 50
Bounty Land Number - #2:       40613 120 55
Roll Number:       9
Archive Publication Number:       M313

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