GA Family Group Sheet for the John  BLISSIT Family

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Submitted by: Henry M. Blissit
Email address: <hblissit@bellsouth.net>
 

Husband: John BLISSIT
Birthdate: 1807
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: Sept 1879
Place of death: Butts County Ga
Burial: ?
Father: Elisha BLISSIT
Mother: Nancy ?

Marriage date: 11-28-1829
Marriage place: Butts County, Ga

Wife: Frances COLLLINS
Birthdate: Abt 1812
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: Aft 1880
Place of death: Henry County, Ga
Burial: ?
Father: Samuel COLLINS
Mother: Jane BETTS

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Elisha W. BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1831
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 3-18-1862 died at home
Place of death: Monroe Co, Ga
Burial:  ?
Marriage date: 7-7-1850
Marriage place: Monroe Co, Ga
Spouse's name: Lucy A. EDWARDS

Child No. 2: Louisa Jane BLISSIT
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1-27-1833
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 2-19-1904
Place of death: Butts County, Ga
Burial: Countyline Bapt. Cem
Marriage date: 9-9-1847
Marriage place: Monroe County, Ga
Spouse's name: Stephen W. TOLLESON

Child No. 3: Carter Samuel BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: 12-18-1835
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 2-17-1904
Place of death: Navarro Co. Texas
Burial: Navarro County< Tx.
Marriage date: 1-27-1859
Marriage place: Monroe County, Ga
Spouse's name: Sarah Catherine THORNTON

Child No. 4: Martha Elizabeth BLISSIT
Sex: F
Birthdate: 12-7-1836
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 7-13-1917
Place of death: Butts County, Ga
Burial: Countyline Bapt Cem.
Marriage date: 7-2-1854
Marriage place: Monroe County, Ga
Spouse's name: Elijah Lumpkin TOLLESON

Child No. 5: Henry Bluford BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1839
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 10-18-1862
Place of death: Henry County, Ga
Marriage date: Abt 1860
Burial: ?
Marriage place: Georgia
Spouse's name: Barbara Ann DAVIS

Child No. 6: Jason BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1841
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 1-9-1862 ???????????
Place of death: Savannah,Ga ????????
Burial: ?
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Not Married

Child No. 7: Mary BLISSIT
Sex: F
Birthdate: 12-21-1852
Birthplace: Monroe County, Ga
Death date: 12-29-1918
Place of death: Butts County, Ga
Burial: ?
Marriage date: 9-14-1874
Marriage place: Butts County, Ga
Spouse's name: William M. DICK

Child No. 8: Josiah BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1844
Birthplace: Georgia
Death date: 3-10-1922
Place of death: Atlanta Ga
Burial: ?
Marriage date: #1 Abt 1866
Marriage place: Henry County, Ga
Spouse's name: #1 Susan C.  # 2 Lucy C  JENKINS

Child No. 9: Stephen J. BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: 12-5-1848
Birthplace: Monroe County, Ga
Death date: 2-5-1932
Place of death: Butts County, Jackson Ga
Burial: Jackson City Cemetery
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Never Married

Child No. 10: Thomas BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1852
Birthplace: Monroe County, Ga
Death date: Before June 1900
Place of death: Henry County, Ga
Burial: ?
Marriage date: Abt 1871
Marriage place: Henry County, Ga
Spouse's name: Sarah Elizabeth ROSSER

Child No. 11: John S. BLISSIT
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1855
Birthplace: Monroe County, Ga
Death date: Abt 1926
Place of death: Georgia
Burial: ?
Marriage date: 9-17-1876
Marriage place: Henry County, Ga
Spouse's name: Margaret JONES
 

Documentation:
There was a divorce involved at some point on John and
Frances evidently after 1855.  I know this because the 1880 Butts County
Mortality census reflects that John died in Sept 1879 and his marital
status shows "d".  No one had been able to find a census after 1850
Monroe County, Ga on John, however in 1870 we find Frances (Frannie) in
the Bear Creek District of Henry County with several of the children.
She was listed  on the 1870 and 1880 census of Henry County (Bear Creek).
John wrote a couple of letters (have copies) written in 1862 to Henry
Bluford in Richmond, Va but no mention of the family breakup. My
questions on Jason BLISSIT I believe I have figured out (thanks to cousin
Elsie RAPE) "This Jason BLISSETT private July 8, 1861, died at Savannah,
Ga January 9, 1862".  Elsie had a letter from Elisha W. BLISSETT(sic)
written Oct 21,1861 saying "I have not heard from my brother in
northwestern Virginia, sorta west of me".  When you check the records of
the 13 Ga Infantry, they were originally in West Virginia then
restationed to Savannah, Ga. arriving Jan. 1,1862.