Sometime back, with the help of Chris Bailey, retired curator at the American Watch & Clock Museum in Bristol, CT, I found that John Bliss, his wife Abby, and sons John Jr. and Samuel were interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York. I recently searched using Green-Wood’s burial inquiry system and found that fifteen members of the family are buried there, twelve with the surname Bliss. They are buried in plot 9213, sec. 7.
Last Name First Name Burial Date
BLISS JOHN (Sr.) 10/171857 The progenitor of this branch.
BLISS GEORGE L. 8/5/1861 His son b. 12/27/1859, d. 8/2/1861
BLISS FRANK H. 9/20/1865 His son b. 1864, d. Sep. 1865
BLISS EDITH F. 8/17/1870 His daughter, b. July 7, 1862
BLISS SAMUEL W. 2/23/1884 His son, d. 2/1884
BLISS ABBY W. 6/23/1885 His wife, b. 1802, d. 6/21/1885
BLISS BESSIE 5/6/1888 Daughter to John Lord Bliss, b 5/9/1887
BLISS GEORGE H. 8/8/1897 His son b. 7/18/1838, d. 8/6/1897
BLISS FRANCES E. 4/28/1901 Wife of John Jr. b. 1835, d. 4/25/1901
BLISS JOHN (Jr.) 9/20/1903 His son, b. 9/28/1831, d. 9/16/1903
BLISS JANE 1/22/1908 Wife of Samuel
BLISS SARAH I. 1/31/1927 probably Wife of Geo. H
LORD WILLIAM H. 4/21/1865 brother of John Jr.’s wife
ENGELHARDT, Edith F. B. 4/17/1956 Geo.H’s dau. Edith Fowler, b 9/16/1872
ENGLEHARDT, George P. 7/12/1942 Edith F’s husband. Age 71 at death.
The last two from email from Jane Cuccurullo on behalf of The Green-Wood Cemetery 4/3/2012.
Geo. P. Engelhardt is very interesting in his own right. Born in Germany in 1871, he emigrated to America in 1889. He began working at the Brooklyn Museum in 1901, and achieved distinction as a curator of Natural History before he retired in 1930.