ADALINE ORLANA “ORLANA” (BLISS) LUSK

Adaline Orlana “Orlana” (Bliss) Lusk gravestone
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B. October 2, 1825 in Vermont
D. June 6, 1893
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  • Father: Ambrose Bliss born September 11, 1803 in Essex County, VT son of Amos Bliss and Hannah (Clark) Bliss; married Esther Ann Varney on January 6, 1825 in Essex County, VT; died May 11, 1874 in Mount Ida, Grant County, WI; buried in Mount Ida Cemetery, Mount Ida, Grant County, WI; According to the “Genealogy of the Bliss Family in American”, page 493:

“TENTH GENERATION. 4912. AMBROSE, farmer, of Fremont, Ill., and Mount Ida, Grant Co., Wis., (son of Amos Bliss and Hannah Clark, of Essex, Vt.,) was b. in E., September 11, 1803, and married January 6th, 1825, to Esther Anna (daughter of Paul and Anna) Varney, of Colchester, Vt., where she was born July 4th, 1807.  He was a man of indomitable will, great perserverance, a hard worker, and an honest, noble, upright man, whose word was as good as a bond.  He removed to Ohio about 1834-5, to Fremont, Ill., about 1844, went to California in 1851, walking the entire distance, returned to Illinois in 1855, and removed to Mt. Ida about 1859, where he died May 11, 1874.”

  • Mother: Esther Anna (Varney) Bliss born July 4, 1807 in Colchester, Chittenden County, VT daughter of Paul Varney and Anna Varney; Esther died May 5, 1887 in Mount Ida, Grant County, WI; buried in Mount Ida Cemetery, Mount Ida, Grant County, WI
  • Spouse: Chancelor “Chauncey” Lusk born June 2, 1828 in Ontario, Wayne County, NY son of William I. Lusk (1788-1869) and Catherine Palmer (Pike) Lusk (1784-1856); married Adaline Orlana Bliss on February 21, 1845 in Lake County, IL; Chancelor died April 8, 1900 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Chancelor “Chauncey” Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Alice E. (Lusk) Thomson born April 4, 1846 in Ivanhoe, Lake County, IL; married William Thomson (1842-1909) on November 9, 1863 in Lake County, IL, son of George Thomson (1807-1884) and Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson (1809-1872); (See section pertaining to George Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Alice died December 17, 1918 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Alice and William are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    2. Cornelia Lusk born February 24, 1849 in Volo, Lake County, IL; Cornelia died February 28, 1851 at the age of 2 years and 5 days in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Cornelia Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    3. Catharine Lusk born August 7, 1853; Catharine died March 21, 1856 (See section pertaining to Catharine Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    4. Charles Ambrose Lusk born April 22, 1856 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; married (1) Maude E. Bliss (1869-1947) in 1894 daughter of Thaddeus Madison Bliss (1831-1886) and Ellen August (Watson) Bliss (1829-1901); the child of Charles and Mary was Herbert Chauncey Lusk (1882-1934) buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL; Charles died December 31, 1914 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Charles and Maude are buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
    5. Edward G. Lusk born about March 1861; Edward died November 18, 1862 (See section pertaining to Edward G. Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Caroline Rosina (Bliss) Cullings born October 2, 1826 in Vermont; married James W. Cullings (?-1877), lived in California; Carolina died in Ripon, Fond du Lac County, WI
    • Cornelius Freeman Bliss born December 10, 1828 in Essex, Chittenden County, VT; Civil War Veteran, Company G, 51st Illinois Infantry, Sergeant; farmer in Pleasant Hill, Osborne County, KS; married (1) Marcelia M. Strickland (1837-1873) November 11, 1850 in Fremont, Lake County, IL; married (2) Lois H. Ayres (?-1891); Cornelius died May 11, 1888 in Bristow, Osborne County, KS; Cornelius and Lois are buried in Bristow Cemetery, Osborne, Osborne County, KS
    • Thaddeus Madison Bliss born May 15, 1831 in Essex County, Vermont; farmer at Paris, Monroe County, MO; married Ellen August Watson (1829-1901) on December 6, 1850 in Lake County, IL; Thaddeus died December 28, 1886 in Ivanhoe, Lake County, IL; Thaddeus and Ellen are buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Lake County, IL
    • Eliza Ellen (Bliss) Goodell (twin) born July 17, 1833 in Vermont; married David Marble Goodell on April 6, 1851 in Fremont, Lake County, IL; David was Justice of the Peace at Mount Ida, Grant County, WI; Eliza died June 29, 1900 in Mount Ida, Grant County, WI
    • Elliott Oramel Bliss (twin) born July 17 1833 in Essex County, VT; farmer at Arcadia, Trempealeau County, WI; married Elzora Lucena Campbell (1847-1927); in the army and discharged on account of sickness; Elliott died October 21, 1915 in Neillsville, Clark County, WI; Elliott and Elzora are buried in Neillsville City Cemetery, Neillsville, Clark County, WI, also listed as buried in South Pine Valley Cemetery, Columbia, Clark County, WI
    • Ambrose Kirkendall Bliss born October 1, 1837 in Ohio; farmer at Mount Ida, Grant County, WI; Civil War Veteran serving three year for the Union Army; married Amanda Maria Borah (1840-1901) in 1861 in Grant County, WI; Ambrose died September 22, 1909 in Denver, Denver County, CO; Ambrose and Amanda are buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, WY
    • Amelia Ann (Bliss) Gilman born September 5, 1838 in Ohio; married Byron Gilman on July 11, 1858 in Fennimore, Grant County, WI a farmer there; Amelia died August 24, 1916 in Nebraska
    • Maria Antoinette (Bliss) McKinney born October 30, 1840 in Ohio; married Alfred McKinney, farmer at Boscobel, Grant County, WI; Maria died December 22, 1932 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, WI
    • Erastus Adelbert Bliss born January 6, 1843 in Ohio; farmer at Mount Ida, Grant Co, WI; Civil War Veteran for three year serving as a drummer boy in the Union Army; married Charlotte Elizabeth Liscum (1850-1936); Erastus died April 4, 1915; Adelbert and Charlotte are buried in Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, AR
    • Hester Jane “Jennie” (Bliss) Varney born April 30, 1845 in Fremont, Lake County, IL; married Lyman Varney (1845-1911) on December 26, 1868 Civil War Veteran, 5th Independent Co., Ohio Sharpshooters; he was a carpenter and builder of McGregor, IA; Jennie died after 1923 possibly in California where she was living with her son, Captain Francis Varney; Lyman is buried in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca County, WI
    • George Addison Bliss born April 7, 1847 in Fremont, Lake County, IL; married Emma Viroqua Grucher (1857-1917); farmer at Fennimore Centre WI; George died July 16, 1918 in Merrillan, Jackson County, WI; George and Emma are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Merrillan, Jackson County, WI
    • Alfred Henry Bliss born August 28, 1849 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Emma Elizabeth Hunter (1853-1940); farmer at Fennimore Centre WI; Alfred died October 30, 1926 in New Plymouth, Payette County, ID; Alfred and Emma are buried in Parkview Cemetery, New Plymouth, Payette County, ID

Additional Information:

According to “Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America”:

“Ambrose Bliss, farmer, of Fremont, Ill., and Mount Ida, Grant Co., Wis… He removed to Ohio about 1834-5, to Fremont, Ill., about 1844, went to California in 1851, walking the entire distance, returned to Illinois in 1855, and removed to Mt. Ida about 1859, where he died May 11, 1874.”  Of his thirteen children, Adaline Orlana was “born in Vermont, Oct. 2d, 1825, m. Chauncey Lusk, of Muskegon, Michigan.”

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont the household members were: Ambrose Bliss, age 48, occupation: farmer, born in Vermont; Esther Bliss, age 42, born in Vermont; Cornelius Bliss, age 23, occupation: farmer, born in Vermont; Orlenna (sic Orlana) Bliss, age 25, born in Vermont; Caroline Bliss, age 22, born in Vermont; Ellen Bliss, age 19, born in Ohio; Thaddeus Bliss, age 21, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio; Elliott Bliss, age 19, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio; Curkendall Bliss, age 15, occupation farmer, born in Ohio; Maria M. Bliss, age 10, born in Ohio; Adelbert, age 8, born in Ohio; Jane Bliss, age 4, born in Illinois; George Bliss, age 3, born in Illinois; Alfred Bliss, age 1, born in Illinois; James Collins, age 38, born in New York; Ann Collins; age 4, born in Illinois; Charles Collins, age 1, born in Illinois.

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont the household members were: Chancy Lusk, age 30, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Orlana Lusk, age 25, born in Vermont; Alice Lusk, age 4, born in Illinois; Cornelia Lusk, age 1, born in Illinois

According to the 1860 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont with a Fremont Center post office the household members were: Chancey Lusk, age 36, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Orlana Lusk, age 32, born in Ohio; Alice Lusk, age 12, born in Illinois; Charles Lusk, age 4, born in Illinois.

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Township of Lakeside, Muskegan County, MI the household members were: Channesy Lusk, age 60, married, occupation: butcher; born in New York, parents born in New York; Orlena Lusk, age 53, wife, married, born in Vermont, parents born in Vermont; Charles Lusk, age 24, son, married; occupation: grocer, born in Illinois; Mary Lusk, age 21, wife, married, born in Canada, parents born in Canada; George Nelson, age 22, boarder, single, occupation: clerk in store, born in New Hampshire, parents born in New York; Samuel Brace, age 27, boarder, single, occupation: mill dealer, born in Canada, parents born in Canada; John Erwin, age 30, boarder, occupation: talley man, born in New Brunswick, father born in Canada, mother born in N.B.

According to The McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, April 7, 1886: “Mr. and Mrs. C. Lusk Sr., of Muskegon, Michigan, visiting their daughter Mrs. Wm. Thompson.  Mr. Lusk has had a sever attack of lung fever, but is now convalescent.  He has purchased a farm near Ivanhoe, in this county, and is intending to move here in July.  He has leased the farm on shares for the present season’s crop.”

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