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History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio, with ...
By William W. Williams
Joel Blish and family, of wife and three children
came to Ohio from Hartford, Connecticut, in the fall
of 1822. He remained in Berlin township until
May, 1824, and then removed to this township, locat-
ing at first on the State road, opposite where David
Cole then lived. Two or three years afterward he
changed his location to lot number twenty-six,
same section (second) purchasing his land of the
heirs of David Clark, and resided there until 1854,
when he moved to the village of Norwalk, where he
has since lived. He has arrived at the advanced age
of nearly eight-eight
Joel Blish, "Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"
Name: Joel Blish
Death Date: 24 Mar 1881
Death Place: Huron Co., Ohio
Birth Date: 1792
Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
Marital Status: Widowed
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07306-6
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
GS Film number: 865076
Reference ID: bk 1 p 79
Citing this Record
"Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6VX-GJM : accessed 03 May 2013), Joel Blish, 24 Mar 1881.
BLISH GENEALOGY. 289
Records of persons by the name of Blish, or Blush, whose
lineage is incomplete.
JOEL BLISH, b. 1 Aug., 1791, in Hartford county, Conn.
He m. , Betsy Prince, at Springfield, Mass.
HENRY, b. 9 July, 1818, at Glastonbury, Conn.
ELIZABETH, b. 3 Mar. 1820, at Glastonbury.
ELECTA, b. 26 Mar. 1822, d. 17 Jany. 1853.
EARL, b. 14 Feby, 1824. Lived a bachelor.
CORDELIA, b. 4 July, 1829.
ALBERT, b. Mar. 9, 1832.
DANIEL, b. 8 Apr. 1834, d- 16 Oct. 1883.
The first two children were born in Connecticut, and the re-
mainder in Norwalk, Ohio.
Joel Blish spent his younger days in the armory at Spring-
field, Mass,, and came west in 1822, locating at Norwalk, Ohio.
His wife, Betsey, d. 23 Feby., 1841 and Joel d. in Aug., 1881.
Both are buried at Norwalk. He is said to have had brothers,
Asa and Daniel, and sisters, Hannah and Betsey. The brothers
are said to have come west about 1830.
He owned lands in Glastonbury, Conn., which he deeded
away in Nov., 1821. There is a possibility that he may have been
the son of Abraham (146), whose son Daniel (304) came west in
1836. See ante pp. 93 and 129.
References. Glastonbury, Conn. Deed Rccs. Vols. 20 & 21.
Glastonbury Town, Rec. Vol. 2. p. 166.
HENRY, s. of Joel and Betsey Blish, m. 16 Oct., 1842,
Caroline M. Harkness. She was b. in Lorain county, Ohio.
ROSELTHA, b. 23 Mar. 1844.
CYTHERA, b. 22 Apr. 1847.
ESTELLA, b. 27 June, 1849.
CARRIE MAY, b. 5 Dec. 1859.
Henry Blish for may years carried on a tub and pail factory
at Antioch, Ind. He d. 3 Aug. 1885.