Hezekiah CORLISS

Male 1815 - 1907  (92 years)


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  • Name Hezekiah CORLISS 
    Born 10 May 1815  Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1907  Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Hezekiah's death record cites his age as 92 years, 4 months, 20 days. He is widowed, a farmer, born Richford, Vermont to Ephraim Corliss and Abigail Goff. Cause of death is senile decay, inanition.
    Person ID I9680  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2012 

    Father Ephraim CORLISS,   b. 12 Jul 1781, Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1841, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Abigail GOFF,   b. 5 Apr 1787, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1871, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1805 
    Notes 
    • 1850 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 22 August 1850:

      - Royce, Charles S., age 27, occupation Farmer, real estate value $1,400, born Vermont.
      - Royce, Abigail, age 26, born Vermont.
      - Royce, Henry C., age 3, born Vermont.
      - Royce, Mary, age 70, born Vermont.
      - Royce, Menewa, age 22, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Abigail, age 65, born Vermont.

    • 1860 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 7 July 1860:

      - Corlis, Ephraim, age 30, occupation Drover, real estate value $1,500, personal property $4,000, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Ruby A., age 28, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Amhursh B., age 7, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Sarah D., age 4, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Abigail, age 72, occupation Lady, born Massachusetts.
      - Lamory, Saloma, age 20, occupation House Laborer, born Vermont.

      The next house is his nephew, son of his elder brother James:

      - Corlis, Lorenzo, age 21, occupation Drover, real estate value $1,500, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Caroline E., age 18, born Vermont.

    Family ID F3097  Group Sheet

    Family Lydia ROUNDS,   b. 1 Aug 1822, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1904, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1845  Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1860 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 10 July 1860:

      - Corlis, Hezekiah, age 44, Farmer, real property value $6,000, personal property value $1,600, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Lydia, age 27, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Homer W., age 14, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Gilmore L., age 10, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, John B., age 9, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Ruby C., age 5, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Abba M., age 3, born Vermont.
      - Corlis, Jenna M., age 1, born Vermont.
      - Horn, Ruby A., age 20, Domestic, born Vermont.
      - Miller, Hiram, age 25, Farm Laborer, born Vermont.
      - Blasdell, Hannah, age 43, Lady, personal property value $300, born Vermont.

    • 1870 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 15 August 1870:

      - Corliss, Hezekiah, age 55, farmer, real property value $9,000, personal property value $2,500, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Lydia, age 48, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Gelinon, age 21, Farm Laborer, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, John, age 19, Farm Laborer, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Ruby, age 15, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Matilda, age 13, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Jane, age 10, born Vermont.

    • 1880 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 9 June 1880:

      - Corliss, Hezekiah, age 65, Farmer, born Vermont, both parents born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Lydia, age 57, wife, occupation Keeping House, born Vermont, both parents born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Matilda, age 22, daughter, occupation At Home, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Jennie M., age 20, daughter, occupation At Home, born Vermont.

    • 1900 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 4 June 1900:

      - Corliss, Hezekiah, age 85, married 55 years, born May 1815 in Vermont, both parents born Vermont, occupation Farmer.
      - Corliss, Lydia, age 77, wife, married 55 years, mother of 8 children, 6 children still living, born August 1822 in Vermont, both parents born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Tilda A., age 43, single, born April 1857 in Vermont, both parents born Vermont, occupation Dressmaker.

    Children 
     1. Omer Whitcomb CORLISS,   b. 18 Jun 1846, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1934, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Gilmore Lester CORLISS,   b. 27 Feb 1849, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1940, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. John Blaisdell CORLISS, Esq.,   b. 7 Jun 1851, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1929, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sarah Matilda CORLISS,   b. 19 Jan 1853, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1856, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +5. Ruby Cleora CORLISS,   b. 7 May 1855, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1950, Northfield, Washington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. Abby Matilda CORLISS,   b. 22 Apr 1857, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1931, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Miranda Jennie CORLISS,   b. 29 Sep 1859, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1905, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F3108  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1815 - Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jun 1845 - Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Oct 1907 - Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Corliss Connections," 12/95: describing a family photo sent by James Marcy Corliss, son of Robert William and Norma Jean Ruiter Corliss, showing twenty-two family members o three generations. "The patriarch in the picture is Hezekiah Corliss, born on 10 May 1815 in Richford, Vermont. With his wife Lydia, he sits in the center of a carefully posed group which includes his son, Omer Whitcomb Corliss (b. 30 June 1846), his son Gilmore Lester (b. 27 Feb 1849), Omer's sons Edward James (b. 20 Dec 1868) and William B. (b. 1876) and Gilmore's son Arthur G. (b. 28 May 1884). Three of Hezekiah's and Lydia's daughters are also present--Abby Matilda (b. 22 Apr 1857), Ruby Cleora (b. 7 May 1855) and Jennie Maranda (b. 29 Sep 1859)--along with the husbands of the latter two and their children bearing the Lawley and Bullis surnames respectively. The most illustrious family member, John Blaisdell Corliss (b. 7 Jun 1851), another of Hezekiah's sons, is absent. He became a Republican Congressman from the First District in Michigan in 1894."

      From Gail Reynolds's genealogy: "A unique and original personality and an early and devoted abolutionist." -in a bio of John Blaisdell from material sent by James M. Corliss.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] IGI, website: https://www.familysearch.org/.
      Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954