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Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Infantry (Militia)
Company "E" 3 month 1st Infantry
Company "F" Reorganized 1st Infantry; Company "F" 2nd Veteran Infantry
Pension Certificate #1087.502


     Isaac Newton Bliss, the son of Timothy Wilcox Bliss and Hannah Custer, married Lois Levinia Rose Matter/Motter. She is shown with all three given names in the census records. She is "Lewis L. Motter" in the 1850 census, at which time her family was residing in Washington, D. C. Her father was Abraham, a day laborer, and her mother was Amelia. Her siblings were Catherine, Susan, John, Samuel, and Jerome. - "Lavinia" Matter is found in the 1860 census of Cumberland, Maryland with her mother, Amelia, her sister, Susan, and her brothers John W., Samuel A. and Jerome D. According to the records on the LDS site (familysearch.org) (They have her surname misspelled), the marriage took place 30 March 1863 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland. This date has not been verified and the first child seems to have been born in 1859.

1860 Census, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Timothy Bliss, 48, Hatter, $1200, $500, b Mass.
Hannah Bliss, 48, b PA
Isaac N Bliss, 21, Laborer, b VA
Daniel N Bliss, 18, b VA
Rachael M Bliss, 17, b VA
Josaphine B Bliss, 15, b VA
Willis Bliss, 11, b VA
F Annie Bliss, 11, b VA
James Bliss, 8, b VA
Charles Bliss, 1,

1870 Census, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Isaac BLISS, 31, Railroad Brakesman, b PA
Levinia BLISS, 31 Keeps House, b MD
Mary BLISS, 11, b MD
Vara BLISS, 4, b MD
Cara BLISS, 2, b MD
Anna PAXTON, 16, b MD
Samuel MOTTER(?), 21 Plasterer, b MD
Amelia MOTTER(?), 59, Nurse, b WV

1880 Census, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Isaac N. BLISS, 42, Iron Worker, PA PA PA
Rose BLISS, 42, MD MD VA
Mary D. BLISS, Dau, 21, Dress Maker, MD PA MD
Fannie BLISS, Dau, 16, MD PA MD
Sarah BLISS, Dau, 14, MD PA MD
Carrie BLISS, Dau, 12, MD PA MD
Sidney BLISS, Dau, 10, MD PA MD

1890 Census of Veterans
BLISS, Isaac M., Private, Company "E", 1 WV Inf. Address: Wheeling, WV. Disability Incurred: Suffering from sword cut wound...

1900 Census, Pittsburgh Ward 32, Allegheny County, PA
Isaac N. BLISS, 61, b Feb 1839, M 40 years, Contractor House Roofer(?), PA CT VA
Lois BLISS, Wife, b Sept 1838, 6 children/3 living, MD MD VA
George McMURTRIE, Son in law, 30, b Dec 1869, Railroad Brakeman, Married 6 years, PA PA MD
Carrie E. McMURTRIE, Daughter, 31, b Nov 1863, Married 6 years, 4 children/1 living, MD, PA, MD
Josephine McMURTRIE, 1, b Dec 1899, PA PA MD

1910 Census, Pittsburgh Ward 19, Allegheny County, PA
Isaac N BLISS, 71, married once, 47 years, Conductor Mongahela Incline, PA PA VA
Lois L BLISS, 71, MD MD MD
Mary D RUDOLPH, 50, Wid, 6 children/2 living, MD PA MD
Josephine B McMURTRIE, Granddaughter, 11, PA PA MD
Walter L McMURTRIE, 9, Grandson, 9, PA PA MD
Timothy W BLISS, 25, Nephew, Single, Electrician RR Co., WV WV OH