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Col. William Wallace Smith BLISS

17 Aug 1815 - 4 Aug 1853

ID Number: I4246

  • TITLE: Col.
  • RESIDENCE: Todd Co. KY and Baton Rouge, LA and Pascagoula, MS
  • OCCUPATION: private secretary to Pres. Z. Taylor; Mexican War 1846-8 Adjutant and Military Secretary
  • BIRTH: 17 Aug 1815, Christian, Todd Co. Kentucky [31104]
  • DEATH: 4 Aug 1853, Pascagoula, Mississippi [31105]
  • BURIAL: Monument Girod Street Cemetery, New Orleans [31106]
  • RESOURCES: See: Bio notes [S172] [S554] [S721] [S765] [S176]
Father: John BLISS
Mother: Olive Hall SIMONDS


Family 1 : Mary Elizabeth "Betty" TAYLOR

Notes


1st husband of Betty Taylor. Educated at West Point; Adjutant-General to his father-in-law Gen. Zachary Taylor, then private secretary when Taylor became President.


"Brevet Lieutenant colonel W.W.S. Bliss was son of Captain John Bliss and his wife Olive Hall Simonds of NY and Alabama. He was born 17th August 1815 and graduated from West Point in 1833.
During the Mexican War 1846-8, he became Adjutant and Military Secretary to Major General Zachary Taylor.
He married the general's youngest daughter, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, in 1848 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The following year General Taylor became President of the United States of America and he appointed his son in law, Col. Bliss, as his private secretary. Bliss's ability and pesonality won the esteem of men of all parties.
His wife, affectionately known as 'Miss Betty', was, in effect, the First Lady at the White House at the age of 22. The popular young couple seemed destined to become powerful figures in Washington when tragedies overwhelmed them.
The President died suddenly in 1850. Col. Bliss accompanied the widow to Pascagoula, Mississippi, where she too died in 1852. Colonel Bliss took up the post of Inspector in the army. Following a visit to plague-ridden New Orleans on behalf of the University of Louisiana, Colonel Bliss died of Yellow Fever at Pascagoula Aug. 5th 1853. Thus 'Miss Betty' lost her father, mother and husband in a little over 3 years.
A 20 foot memorial of Italian marble was raised to the memory of Colonel Bliss, 'a finished scholar, an accomplished gentleman and a gallant soldier', in Girod Street Cemetery, New Orleans. In 1955, the cemetery being condemned, Colonel Bliss's remains and monument were removed to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The Fort had been named in honour of Colonel Bliss in 1854. It remains a vital part of the US Defence Training and Developement Programme to this day.
(courtesy of The Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America by Aaron Tyler Bliss)"
http://members.aol.com/blissfhstestsite/eminent.htm#wwsb



[S176]

[31104]
b. Near, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky

[31105]
yellow fever plague after a visit in NO, LA

[31106]
reinterred 1955 at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas


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 _John BLISS _________|
| (1785 - 1822) m 1814|
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|--William Wallace Smith BLISS 
|  (1815 - 1853)
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|_Olive Hall SIMONDS _|
  (1793 - ....) m 1814|
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[S172]

[S554]

[S721]

[S765]

[S176]

[S176]


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Kezia BURR

19 Nov 1758 - 9 Aug 1835

ID Number: I58861

  • RESIDENCE: PA and Burlington, NJ
  • BIRTH: 19 Nov 1758, Vincentown New Jersey
  • DEATH: 9 Aug 1835, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2169] [S2736]
Father: Joseph BURR
Mother: Mary MULLEN


Family 1 : Richard HOWELL of New Jersey
  1. +Charles Burr HOWELL
  2. +William Burr HOWELL of the "Briars"

Notes


grmother of Chief Justice Agnew of Supreme Court of PA..of an excellent Quaker.




                                             _Henry BURR "the Immigrant"_
                                            | (1664 - 1743) m 1690       
                       _John BURR __________|
                      | (1691 - ....) m 1712|
                      |                     |_Elizabeth HUDSON __________+
                      |                       (1669 - ....) m 1690       
 _Joseph BURR ________|
| (1725 - 1781) m 1749|
|                     |                      _Job WRIGHT ________________+
|                     |                     | (1636 - 1706)              
|                     |_Keziah WRIGHT ______|
|                       (1691 - 1731) m 1712|
|                                           |_Rachel TOWNSEND ___________+
|                                             (1640 - ....)              
|
|--Kezia BURR 
|  (1758 - 1835)
|                                            ____________________________
|                                           |                            
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |____________________________
|                     |                                                  
|_Mary MULLEN ________|
  (1731 - ....) m 1749|
                      |                      ____________________________
                      |                     |                            
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |____________________________
                                                                         

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Anne DILLARD

ABT 1727 - ____

ID Number: I75381

  • RESIDENCE: of Hanover Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1727
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2859]

Family 1 : Stephen PETTUS Jr.

Notes


Father: Thomas Dillard spouse unknown; p. 10 of an article by Mrs. Stacy, sent by Bartina Peoples, Walters, OK.

[S2859]

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Mary GOGGINS

ABT 1820 - ____

ID Number: I25032

  • RESIDENCE: Butts Co. GA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1820
  • RESOURCES: See: [S834]

Family 1 : George H. STANDARD

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George LARUE

ABT 1820 - ____

ID Number: I21711

  • RESIDENCE: Cocke Co., TN> IN > Bowie, TX
  • BIRTH: ABT 1820
  • RESOURCES: See: [S724]

Family 1 : Sarah TAYLOR

Notes


A Brief Narative of Colonel Paremas Taylor of 1776 Period and Later, by his Grandson, Paremas Taylor Turnley, 1909. Article said they had 7 children, 3 daughters and 4 sons, They remained on their farm in the Dutch Bottoms, on the French Broad river in Cocke County, TN until the close of the Civil War. LaRue having been a Confederate Soldier was not permitted to live at his home after the Civil War. They went to Indiana and then to Bowie, Texas where he died.

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Elizabeth MEYNARD

12 Sep 1829 - 4 Jun 1889

ID Number: I96669

  • RESIDENCE: Copiah Co. MS
  • BIRTH: 12 Sep 1829, Copiah Co. Mississippi
  • DEATH: 4 Jun 1889, Copiah Co. Mississippi
  • BURIAL: Little Bahala Baptist Church Cemetery
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3538]

Family 1 : Willis CALLENDER C.S.A.
  1.  Isaac Monroe CALLENDER

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Margaret MICOU

ABT 1718 - ____

ID Number: I73011

  • RESIDENCE: Richmond Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1718, Port Micou, Essex Co. Virginia
  • DEATH: Richmond Co. Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: notes [S2128] [S2874] [S3226]
Father: Paul MICOU "the Immigrant"
Mother: Margaret ROY


Family 1 : Moore FAUNTLEROY of "Crondall"
  1. +Margaret Elizabeth FAUNTLEROY
  2. +Judith FAUNTLEROY of Crondall

Notes


The eldest sister of Judith Micou, who married Lunsford Lomax, married Moore Fauntleroy. One of her daughters married the Rev. Mr. Giberne, of Richmond county. Another of this connection, who was the grandmother of Mr. Micou, the present Clerk of Essex, married the Rev. Mr. Mathews, one of the ministers of St. Anne's parish, Essex.
Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia. Article XXXVI.

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 _Paul MICOU "the Immigrant"_|
| (1658 - 1736) m 1709       |
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|                               |
|                               |__
|                                  
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|--Margaret MICOU 
|  (1718 - ....)
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|_Margaret ROY ______________|
  (1694 - 1728) m 1709       |
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[S2128]

[S2874]

[S3226]


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Thomas Madison PENDLETON

9 Nov 1804 - 4 Mar 1835

ID Number: I50236

  • RESIDENCE: Louisa Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 9 Nov 1804
  • DEATH: 4 Mar 1835
  • RESOURCES: See: [S757] [S2103]
Father: Henry Harwood PENDLETON
Mother: Alcey Ann WINSTON


Notes


Thomas M. Pendleton((5)). Married Miss Jackson, b. 1804.


Louisa Jackson (Wife)
Children:
1. William James Pendleton
2. DescendantsElisha Henry Pendleton
Children:
1. Charles W. Pendleton
2. Louisa A. Pendleton
3. Elizabeth B. Pendleton
4. Ada E. Pendleton


[S2103]


                                                      _Henry PENDLETON ____+
                                                     | (1683 - 1721) m 1701
                            _John PENDLETON Judge____|
                           | (1719 - 1799) m 1761    |
                           |                         |_Mary Bishop TAYLOR _+
                           |                           (1688 - 1770) m 1701
 _Henry Harwood PENDLETON _|
| (1762 - 1822) m 1785     |
|                          |                          _____________________
|                          |                         |                     
|                          |_Sarah MADISON __________|
|                            (1725 - ....) m 1761    |
|                                                    |_____________________
|                                                                          
|
|--Thomas Madison PENDLETON 
|  (1804 - 1835)
|                                                     _William WINSTON ____+
|                                                    | (1710 - ....)       
|                           _John WINSTON Sr.________|
|                          | (1724 - 1788) m 1746    |
|                          |                         |_Barbara OVERTON ____+
|                          |                           (1689 - 1766)       
|_Alcey Ann WINSTON _______|
  (1769 - 1813) m 1785     |
                           |                          _John BICKERTON _____
                           |                         | (1700 - 1770)       
                           |_Alice Patsey BICKERTON _|
                             (1730 - 1773) m 1746    |
                                                     |_Mary TODD __________+
                                                       (1710 - 1774)       

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[S2103]

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