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Seeking information abt. James S. Bliss b. 1863-1865 in Ohio, West Virginia or Kentucky

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Re: Seeking information abt. James S. Bliss b. 1863-1865 in Ohio, West Virginia or Kentucky

Posted: 1484434506000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bliss, Simpson, Hoffman, Huffman, Scherhog
Hi Janet,
I may be able to help with this James Samuel (or Samuel James) Bliss mystery. If my records are correct:
His parents: Elenora "Nora" Simpson and Samuel S Bliss; married in 1864 in Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH. I don't know if he died or if they separated. Next she married my great-great grandfather: George J Hoffman, a barber, in Hillsboro.

James was raised by George and seems to have sometimes used the name George Hoffman as well as James Huffman, as you mention. It looks like he has quite a record of getting in trouble. George trained James as a barber.

I suspect that Nora was a bit difficult. At one point she abandoned her children in Cincinnati and they were taken to the hospital for care (like temporary shelter).

She and George Hoffman eventually separated. I was told by an aunt that Nora then married Leonard Scherhog. Nora died in 1907 in Cincinnati. I do not have death information for James's father, Samuel S Bliss.

I hope this helps!
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