Bliss of the Village of Whitesboro, NY
|Lieut. Nathan Bliss of the village
of Whitesboro (Whitesborough), NY was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts
in September 1752-1754, the son of Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Cooley of
Longmeadow, Hampshire, MA. He married Submit White on November 19,
Mr. Bliss participated in the
Revolutionary War, enlisting as a private in Major Andrew Colton's
Company, Col. Timothy Danielson's Massachusetts Regiment, which had earlier
marched (April 20, 1775) to the alarm of April 19, 1775. He enlisted
April 28, 1775 and served for three months, seven days. He received an order
for a bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated December 22,
1775. [ Note: On July 5, 1775, a resolve was passed to provide each
of the non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the army with a coat;
13,000 were ordered to be provided by towns and districts, in accordance
with a regular apportionment. This gift of a coat was considered in the
nature of a bounty, and later, at the time of their distribution, the men
in service were permitted to choose between accepting the coat or a sum of
money in lieu thereof.]
Later Mr. Bliss enlisted in Capt. Gideon Burt's (Hampshire County)
Company, Col. Timothy Danielson's Massachusetts Regiment for seven
days. He marched June 12, 1782 to retake Samuel Ely who was
rescued from the Springfield jail and June 16, 1782 to oppose rioters at Northampton.
Nathan Bliss is listed in the 1800
census, along with a Jonathan Bliss, perhaps the son of Samuel Bliss
and Mary Gleason of Warren, MA) (See listing below).
Children born to Nathan and Submit Bliss:
Charlotte, born August 16, 1783, married Darius
Woodworth in 1801.
Harriet, May 12, 1785 in Hatfield, married Henry Dewey
in 1807, died April 18, 1844, buried in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro.
Pamela, born April 9, 1792 at Hatfield, married
Phineas Ford, died September 7, 1877.
Nathan, Jr., clothier, of Mexico (NY) and Whitestown, born September 24,
1796, married Almira Hitchcock in 1832, died June 10, 1858 or June 12,
1860, buried in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro.
Sylvester, farmer and clothier, born August 2, 1798 in
Whitestown, married Submit M. White on February 7, 1824.
(Dr.) Daniel White, botanic physician, born April 20,
1803 at Whitestown, married Lucia Scovill on January 1, 1824,
Nancy, born September 25, 1805, married November 12,
1829 to Monson Wheeler.
Lucy, born September 5, 1809, married 1831 to Stephen Rolph,
died November, 1838.
Calvin, jeweler, born January 22, 1813, married
Esther Billings on September 24, 1835, died April 18, 1897 at Detroit,
Four other children died young.
Nathan Bliss died on July 29, 1813 or 1818 and Submit White
Bliss died July 28, 1840 or August 8, 1850. Both are buried in the Grand View Cemetery
at Whitesboro, NY.
#1 Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins of Rodborough,
England and Hartford, CT.
#6 Nathaniel Bliss and Catherine Chapin of Springfield, Hampshire, MA
#31 Samuel Bliss and Sarah Stebbins of Longmeadow, Hampshire, MA
#94 Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Colton of Longmeadow, Hampshire, MA
#249 Ebenezer Bliss and Sarah Cooley of Longmeadow, Hampshire, MA
#667 Nathan Bliss, Sept 27, 1752-53, Hatfield, Hampshire, MA; died July
29, 1813 or 1818
Families of Old Whitesborough 1784-1824 by Claire C. Sperry and
Charles B. Sperry, Whitesboro, NY, 1984.
Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America by Aaron Tyler Bliss,
Midland, Michigan, 1982.
Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1782, Family Tree
Maker, Genealogy.com, 1997.
1800 Census of Whitestown,
Oneida County, NY