Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vermont widow in Ohio

In the 1850 United States Federal Census, Joshua and Nancy Bliss, 79 and 68 years of age, were living in Calais, Vermont. I found the grave of Nancy Waldron Bliss (d. 1858) in an Ohio cemetery.


NANCY WALDRON
WIDOW OF JOSHUA BLISS OF CALAIS Vt
NOV. 27, 1858
AGED
77 YRS. w MOS.
& 6 DAYS


How did this Vermont widow come to be buried in Ohio? Did she travel west to live with a relative when her husband died?

(According to FindAGrave.com, there is a Joshua Bliss buried in their home county in Vermont who could be Nancy’s Joshua. Based on this admittedly flimsy information, it appears that Nancy came to Ohio as a widow.)

Woodhill Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio

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