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Roger Blish 5 [m]
5th Generation

Personal Details
Born May 23rd, 1770 No Image On File
Birthplace No Entry
Baptized No Entry
Baptized at... No Entry
Baptized by... No Entry
Baptized in... No Entry
Occupation(s) No Entry
Died December 27th, 1856, aged about 86 years
Died at... Marlboro
Cause of Death No Entry
Burial Place Marlboro Centre
Disposition No Entry

Parents
Father [49]David Blish, (***) 4 No Image On File
Mother [49_sa]Zeruiah (Skinner) Blish 4 No Image On File

Spouses, Mates & Children
Wife #1
[173_sa] - Demis (Hosford) Blish 5

Married by: No Entry
Married at: No Entry

Children by this spouse:
I [400] Harriet Blish 6 b. July 7th, 1795 c. October No Image On File
II [401] Amelia (Blish) Brainard 6 b. June 14th, 1797 c. September No Image On File
III [402] Prudence Hubbard Blish 6 b. April 5th, 1799 c. July No Image On File
IV [403]+ Captain Augustus Blish 6 b. August 20th, 1801 c. November No Image On File
V [404]+ Aaron Hosford Blish 6 b. November 3rd, 1803 c. February No Image On File
VI [405]+ Chauncy Blish 6 b. December 4th, 1807 c. March No Image On File
VII [406]+ Mary L. (Blish) Lord 6 b. September 25th, 1810 c. December No Image On File
VIII [407]+ Harriet Eliza (Blish) Carter 6 b. August 9th, 1812 c. November No Image On File
IX [408] Zeruiah Ann (Blish) Buell 6 b. July 17th, 1814 c. October No Image On File
X [409]+ Daniel Blish 6 b. October 28th, 1817 c. January No Image On File
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Immediate Family Tree
Gen. 5 Gen. 4 Gen. 3 Gen. 2 Gen. 1
Roger BlishDavid Blish, (***)Tristham Blish, (***)Joseph Blish, (***)Abraham Blish, (***)
Anne (Pratt) Blish
Hannah (Hull) BlishTristham Hull
Agnes "Blanche" (?) Hull
Anne (Fuller) BlishMatthew FullerSamuel Fuller, Jr.
Anne (Fuller) Fuller
Patience (Young) FullerGeorge Young
Hannah (Pinson) Young
Zeruiah (Skinner) BlishDeacon Nathaniel Skinner? SkinnerNo Entry
No Entry
? (?) SkinnerNo Entry
No Entry
Mary (Gillett) Skinner? GillettNo Entry
No Entry
? (?) GillettNo Entry
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Personalized History Timeline, 1770 to 1856
1231-1808:
Papal Inquisition from before birth until age 38
1478-1834:
Torquemada's Spanish Inquisition from before birth until age 64
1760-1820:
Reign of King George III (Hanover) from before birth until age 50
1770:
Boston Massacre - 5 people killed when British fire on mob at age 0
1772:
Judge Murray decrees that slaves are free on landing in England at age 2
1772-1775:
Antarctica circumnavigated by James Cook from age 2 to age 5
1773:
Boston Tea Party at age 3
1774:
1st Continental Congress meets at age 4
1775-1782:
British war in India from age 5 to age 12
1775-1783:
American Revolutionary War against the British from age 5 to age 13
1776:
Declaration of Independence at age 6
1778:
Congress forbids import of slaves into America at age 8
1778:
France joins war against Britan at age 8
1780:
Benjamin Franklin discovers lightning is electricity at age 10
1781:
Uranus discovered at age 11
1783:
1st working hot air balloon at age 13
1784:
Thomas Jefferson's proposal to ban slavery defeated at age 14
1786:
The Dollar is adopted at age 16
1786:
First attempts at indoor lighting with gas (UK, Germany) at age 16
1787:
Pennsylvania enters the union - 2nd at age 17
1787:
New Jersey enters the union - 3rd at age 17
1787:
Constitution is approved by the constitutional congress at age 17
1787:
Delaware enters the union - 1st at age 17
1788:
Connecticut enters the union - 5th at age 18
1788:
Georgia enters the union - 4th at age 18
1788:
Massachusetts enters the union - 6th at age 18
1788:
South Carolina enters the union - 8th at age 18
1788:
New Hampshire enters the union - 9th at age 18
1788:
Virginia enters the union - 10th at age 18
1788:
New York enters the union - 11th at age 18
1788:
Maryland enters the union - 7th at age 18
1788:
Constitution goes into effect at age 18
1789-1796:
George Washington selected 1st President from age 19 to age 26
1789:
US Army Established at age 19
1789:
North Carolina enters the union - 12th at age 19
1790:
1st official US census at age 20
1790:
Rhode Island enters the union - 13th at age 20
1790:
Coast Guard Established at age 20
1791:
Vermont enters the union -14th at age 21
1791:
Federal Bill of rights adopted at age 21
1792:
Denmark 1st to forbid trade in slaves at age 22
1792-1815:
Napoleonic war from age 22 to age 45
1792:
Kentucky enters the union - 15th at age 22
1793:
Marie Antoinette beheaded at age 23
1793:
Eli Whitney invents Cotton Gin (increases need for slaves) at age 23
1794:
US Navy Established at age 24
1794:
Slavery abolished in French colonies at age 24
1794:
US Post Office Established at age 24
1796:
Tennesee enters the union - 16th at age 26
1796-1800:
John Adams elected 2nd president of US from age 26 to age 30
1796:
France's presses get right of free speech at age 26
1796:
Vaccination against Smallpox at age 26
1798:
US Marine Corps Established at age 28
1798-1800:
Undeclared war with France from age 28 to age 30
1798:
Mississippi organized as a territory at age 28
1798:
Lithography at age 28
1799:
Rosetta Stone found at age 29
1800:
US capital moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC at age 30
1800:
1st Battery (Volta) at age 30
1800-1809:
Thomas Jefferson elected president of US from age 30 to age 39
1800:
Russia annexes Georgia at age 30
1802:
Babylonian cuniform deciphered at age 32
1803:
Ohio enters the union - 17th at age 33
1803:
Louisiana Territory Purchased at age 33
1803:
Fulton propels vessel by steampower at age 33
1804:
Haiti independent - 1st black country in West. Hemis. at age 34
1804-1806:
Lewis and Clark Expedition from age 34 to age 36
1805:
Morphine isolated at age 35
1805:
Thomas Jefferson re-elected president of US at age 35
1807:
Robert Fulton makes 1st practical steamboat voyage at age 37
1808:
Pompeii excavation begins in earnest at age 38
1808:
Import of new slaves into US Is banned at age 38
1809-1816:
James Madison elected president of US from age 39 to age 46
1809:
Charles Darwin born at age 39
1810:
US pop. reaches 7.2 million at age 40
1810:
Homeopathy founded at age 40
1812:
Louisiana enters the union - 18th at age 42
1812:
Missouri organized as a territory at age 42
1812-1814:
War of 1812 from age 42 to age 44
1815:
French outlaw slavery in France at age 45
1815:
Sumbawa volcano (Indonesia) erupts; 50,000 killed at age 45
1815:
Battle of Waterloo at age 45
1816:
Photographic Negative at age 46
1816:
Stethoscope at age 46
1816:
Indiana enters the union - 19th at age 46
1817:
Pentrich Revolution - England's last revolution at age 47
1817-1825:
Erie canal constructed from age 47 to age 55
1817-1823:
1st Cholera pandemic from age 47 to age 53
1817:
Mississippi enters the union - 20th at age 47
1817-1824:
James Monroe president of US from age 47 to age 54
1817:
Alabama organized as a territory at age 47
1818:
Savannah 1st steamship to cross the Atlantic at age 48
1818:
Illinois enters the union - 21st at age 48
1819:
Oersted discovers electro-magnetism at age 49
1819:
Arkansas organized as a territory at age 49
1819:
Alabama enters the union - 22nd at age 49
1820-1830:
Reign of King George IV (Hanover) from age 50 to age 60
1820:
Maine enters the union - 23rd at age 50
1821:
US pop. reaches 9.2 million at age 51
1821:
1st US women's college at age 51
1821:
Missouri enters the union - 24th at age 51
1821-1829:
Greek war of Independence from age 51 to age 59
1822:
Florida organized as a territory at age 52
1824-1828:
John Quincy Adams president of US from age 54 to age 58
1824:
Erie canal finished at age 54
1824:
Internal Combustion Engine at age 54
1826:
1st railroad tunnel (England) at age 56
1827:
Ohms Law formulated at age 57
1827:
Ship's propeller (screw) at age 57
1827:
1st Black newspaper Freedom's Journal at age 57
1828:
1st railroad in the US at age 58
1828:
1st Webster's Dictionary at age 58
1828-1836:
Andrew Jackson president of US from age 58 to age 66
1829-1851:
2nd Cholera pandemic from age 59 to age 81
1829:
1st US patent on a typewriter at age 59
1830-1837:
Reign of King William IV (Hanover) from age 60 to age 67
1830:
Mormons (Latter Day Saints) founded at age 60
1830-1860:
Underground railroad leads 100,000+ slaves to freedom in US from age 60 until after line end
1832:
Horse-drawn trolleys in New York at age 62
1833:
Slavery abolished in British Empire (home and colonies) at age 63
1833:
Telegraph at age 63
1834:
Modern computer conceived by Charles Babbage at age 64
1835-1842:
2nd Seminole War from age 65 to age 72
1835:
Mormon leader Joseph Smith prophesies of 'coming of lord' by 1891 at age 65
1835:
Halley's Comet at age 65
1836:
Texas war for independence from Mexico at age 66
1836:
Battle of the Alamo at age 66
1836:
Arkansas enters the union -25th at age 66
1837-1901:
Reign of Queen Victoria (Hanover) from age 67 until after line end
1837:
Depression and Panic in the US - inflation, speculation at age 67
1837-1840:
Martin Van Buren president of US from age 67 to age 70
1837:
Michigan enters the union - 26th at age 67
1838-1839:
Forced relocation of Cherokee from age 68 to age 69
1839-1842:
Opium war between China and the English from age 69 to age 72
1841-1844:
John Tyler president of US from age 71 to age 74
1842:
Chinese cede Hong Kong to the English at age 72
1844:
1st telegraph line message, Washington to New York at age 74
1845:
Texas enters the union - 28th at age 75
1845:
Florida enters the union - 27th at age 75
1845-1849:
Irish Potato Famine from age 75 to age 79
1845-1848:
James K Polk president of US from age 75 to age 78
1846:
Iowa enters the union - 29th at age 76
1846-1848:
The Mexican-US War from age 76 to age 78
1848:
NY allows women to own real estate at age 78
1848:
Wisconsin enters the union - 30th at age 78
1848-1856:
1st gold rush in California -- Sutters Mill from age 78 to age 86
1848:
Oregon organized as a territory at age 78
1849-1852:
Zachary Taylor president of the US from age 79 to age 82
1849:
Fizeau measures speed of light at age 79
1850:
World pop. est. at 1.1 billion at age 80
1850:
California enters the union - 31st at age 80
1850:
New Mexico organized as a territory at age 80
1850:
Utah (included Nevada) organized as a territory at age 80
1850:
US pop reaches 23 million at age 80
1851:
Gold rush in Australia at age 81
1852-1859:
3rd Cholera pandemic from age 82 until after line end
1853-1856:
Franklin Pierce president of US from age 83 to age 86
1853:
Washington (included pt. of Idaho) organized as a territory at age 83
1854-1856:
Crimean War from age 84 to age 86
1854:
Kansas organized as a territory at age 84
1854:
Nebraska organized as a territory at age 84

Additional Information
1793 Dec. 9. Was chosen one of the tax collectors of the Town.
1796 Dec. 12. Chosen one of the town listers.
1797 Dec. 1. Chosen surveyor of highways, and again in 1802
1807 Jany. 7. Roger Blish gave his father and mother a bond in the sum of $2000 "The condition of the obligation is such, that if the said Roger Blish shall during the term of their and each of their natural lives, furnish the said David Blish and Zeruiah Blish, with whatever shall be necessary (in addition to the use of property this day leased by said Roger to said David,) to their honorable and comfortable support, and also honroably and and comfortably support his sister Anne Blish, for the full term of ten years from the next after the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seven, then this obligation to be void and of no effect; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. In witness wherof I have set my hand the day and date aforesaid.

---Roger Blish

Roger Blish and Demas, his wife, united with the Church at Marlboro 13 Oct. 1817. Roger Dimmis and Prudence Blish are on the list of church members in 1828, and Prudence Blish and Mary L. Blish on the list for 1831. All of the children except Daniel were baptized 22 June 1817.

1827 Jany. 16."Capt. Theodore Lord, Deacn David Skinner and Roger Blish were made a committee for the purpose of calling a council for the dismission of the Pastor."
1838 Apr. 4. Roger Blish filed a petition showing that Joanna Blish had been appointed guardian of her daughters Sarah and Adaline, June 2nd, 1835, and that the estate of said minors was being wasted by reason of the neglect of said guardian. She was cited to appear, and on hearing was removed and Elmon Strong was appointed in her stead, Apr. 14, 1838, and gave bond with Roger Blish as surety.

Roger Blish was one of the appraisers in the estate of Thomas Blish, and Aaron Hubbard Blish. He was a friend and neighbor of Thaddeus Wells, father of Gideon Wells, who was afterwards Secretary of the Navy under President Lincoln. Both were appointed to divide the real estate of Aaron Hubbard Blish among his heirs.

Roger Blish was a large man physically, but better than this, was a man of unswerving honesty and fearless in the discharge of what he believed to be his duty. The course he pursued in the matter of his nephew Aaron Hubbard Blish's children exhibits this quality.

The Old Homestead of Roger Blish (173)
The Old Homestead of Roger Blish

In his will dated 19 January 1854, he gives to his wife Demis the use of one third of his real estate during life and all of his furniture "to her own use and dispose". Gives to his son Daniel, all his lands lying in the Town of Glastonbury, called the &qauot;Bayley Lot", also all farming tools and other personal property; to daughter Amelia Brainard, daughter Prudence H. Root and son Augustus, $220 each; to son Aaron H. Blish and son Chauncey, $400, each, to daughter Mary Lord $220; to grand-daughters Harriet and Helen Carrier, $200; to daughter Zeruiah Buell $220; "the above legacies to be paid to my son Daniel in two years after my decease."

This will was probated 26 January, 1857. The Inventory mentions 255 acres of land, with buildings. Daniel Blish administered the estate, and also settled the estate of Demis Blish, his mother, in June 1857.

References--- Colchester, Conn. Town Rec., Marlboro, Conn. Prob. Tn. And Ch. Rec. and Glastonbury, Conn. Tn. Rec.


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