I believe that I have established a link to the ancestors of James Bliss to Northamptonshire, England. James Bliss, b. 1790. His father was William Bliss, b. 1760, m. Sarah Harriotts in 1779. His father was Thomas Bliss, b. 1736, m.Ann Insall in 1758, and his father was Edward Bliss, b. 1671, m. Mary Smart in Avening, Gloucester, England in 1726. I would be interested in corresponding with anyone who has more information on this family.