Bliss, Asher

Bliss, Asher a Congregational minister, was born at West Fairlee, Vt., Feb. 20, 1801. In 1829 he graduated from Amherst College, and in 1832 from Andover Theological Seminary. In September of the latter year he was ordained at Post Mills, in Thetford, Vt., and proceeded immediately to the Cattaraugus station as a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions among the New York Indians, and was so employed until Feb. 3, 1852. Then he became home missionary at Corydon, Pa., until 1854. The next year he was again employed as a missionary by the American Board. During 1856-57 he was acting pastor in Stockton, N. Y. The succeeding nine years he was without charge, and then, during 1866- 67, was a home missionary in South Valley, where he afterwards resided. He died in South Valley, March 23, 1881. He published a tract of eight pages, entitled Encouragement to Early Piety. See Cong. Year-book, 1882, p. 23.

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