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Bissells in Vermont - 1790s - 1820s?

Bissells in Vermont - 1790s - 1820s?

Posted: 26 Jul 2003 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jan 2004 9:46PM GMT
I'm looking for info on Bissell families in Vermont approx. 1790s - 1820s. My ggg-grandfather Hiram Bissell was born in Canada in 1839, but immigrated to Michigan around 1854. He listed his father as being born in Vermont in the 1880 U.S. Census. I do not have his father's or his mother's name.

The two Bissell heads of families I found in the 1790 census are John and Jeremiah. If anyone knows anything about whether either of these families later moved to Canada, I would be grateful for your help.

Karen Dickerson Miller

Re: Bissells in Vermont - 1790s - 1820s?

Posted: 30 Jan 2004 6:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bissell
Karen,
Lester Bissell b. 1831 Canada, is also in the 1880 census, MI, Washtenaw county listing his father as VT and mother as Canada. Don't know if he is related to your Hiram. I am still looking for relative to George, my ggrandfather. According to 1880 census, George's mother and father born in Canada. Found mother Lucy in 1860 census at age 54, born in Canada. Lester, age 30 was living with her then with George 13, Ira 11 and Phebe 8. I think also that Harriet Viall is a sister to George due to marriage record showing "Bizzell" 1 Jan 1857. Then found in 1870 Census a Thomas Bissell b.1829 Canada married to Martha b. 1828 Ireland with Harriet E b. 1856, Henry b. 1858, Thomas E b.1864 and Lucy A b. 1866.

Re: Bissells in Vermont - 1790s - 1820s?

Posted: 2 Oct 2004 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Susan. I am getting back to researching this family after a LONG pause. I just looked at this census record. I believe he is very likely a brother of my Hiram Bissell. The combination of father born in VT and mother born in Canada is very unusual. If this is Hiram's brother, then it means his father immigrated to Canada sometime before 1831. Hope you are having some success with your Bissell ancestor search.

Karen Dickerson Miller
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