Biography of Alanson Bliss
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Bliss, Alanson, Williston, a retired farmer, was born in Essex, Vt., on May 10, 1800. He was a son of William and Asenath (Holgate) Bliss. His paternal grandfather, Timothy Bliss, was a native of Massachusetts, who settled in Essex, Vt., about 1780. He reared a family of eight children - Timothy, Samuel, Elias, Amos, William, Ira, Zeriah, and Polly. William Bliss was a carpenter and was killed in a saw mill at Essex, Vt., in 1816. He had a family of six children - Alanson, Eliza, Waren, William, Zeriah, and Stewart. Alanson Bliss resided in Essex Vt., until 1870, when he removed to Williston, Vt. He was collector for Essex, Vt., for thirteen years and represented his town in the Legislature for two terms. He was twice married; his first wife was Louisa Partridge, a daughter of Apollus Partridge, of Westford, Vt., by whom he had a family of six children - Fanny, Albert A., George S., Edward P., Irving W., and Ida F. His present wife was Mrs. Anna M. Marshall, a daughter of Noble and Anna (Lockwood) Sanford, who were among the pioneer settlers of Hinesburg, Vt.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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