Biography of Clement P. Bliss
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bliss, Clement Porter was born in Riga, December 1, 1817, and came with his widowed mother to West Barre in 1831. The mother soon married, after which Clement went to live in the family of David Palmer, for whom he worked with a promise of $100 on reaching his majority. He proved faithful to every duty and was rewarded with $200 instead of the $100 promised. When of age he started out for himself, working as farm hand for a time and afterward selling fanning mills for Mr. Dickey. Later on, having married, Mr. Bliss settled in Barre and for twenty five years was a resident of that town, dealing and speculating in farm property and machines, and in West Barre was a merchant and farmer. Among his fellow men Mr. Bliss was regarded as a man of influence and prominence, and in all his endeavors he was rewarded with success. In 1872 he went to Albion, where he lived in comfortable retirement until his death, July 22, 1890. In 1843 Mr. Bliss married Savilla A., daughter of Henry Edgerton, of Elba. Their children were as follows: Sarah J., wife of Francis Avery; Savilla, wife of J. Grinnell; Porter C., of Albion; Helen F., wife of John Bruce of La Peer Mick; Charles A., who died in Albion; Mary A., wife of George Snyder of Eagle Harbor; Elmer E., of Albion; and Rose B., wife of D. P. Van Nocker of Petersburg, Mich. Mr. Bliss was formerly a Republican, but finally an independent Democrats and has held office as justice of the peace and assessor. Porter Clement Bliss was born in Barre, July 21, 1849, and was reared on a farm. In 1872 he married Adelia S. Street of Illinois, and they were the parents of two children, Carrie and Cora. Until 1873 Mr. Bliss was a farmer, and since that time has extensively engaged in dealing in agricultural implements.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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