Biography of Luther Bliss
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bliss, Luther, the pioneer head of a large family in Groton, was a native of Warren, Mass., born December 5, 1786, and he married, November 14, 1816, Fanny Hawkins, born in Sunderland, Vt., October 19, 1800. Mercy Hawkins and family settled in this town in 1806, and Luther Bliss came in 1809. The children of Luther and, wife were: Isaac, Amelia, Abiel, Sylvester, Lyman, Philo and Phila (twins), Emily and Daniel. Luther Bliss was a prominent man in the Congregational church, and was a strong Abolitionist. He died April 17, 1867, and his wife January 27, 1888. His son Isaac was born September 9, 1817, and in 1844 married Eunice Lucas, by whom he had four children: Ellen Laverna, George Andrew, Emma Lauretta and Harvey Ernest, the first and last being deceased. George A. and Emma L. still live on the old farm, which has been in the family since 1809. George is a deacon in the Congregational church at Summer Hill, and Emma is secretary of the Groton Sunday School Association and president of the Young People's Christian Temperance Endeavor Society of Groton city. Isaac Bliss died February 24, 1876, and his wife April 94, 1889. Abiel H. Bliss married Lucy J. Webster, and their children were: Lyman L., Harriet L., Henry R., Francis A. and Charles C. Abiel died April 6, 1890, and his wife February 13, 1869. He married a second wife, Emma B. Lucas, but they had no children.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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