The above article appeared in the March 14, 1848, edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. No death certificate that has survived and he is not listed in any city directories, local or federal censuses. He resided near 6th and Fitzwater Streets only two blocks from Bethel Burying Ground. He was buried with full Masonic honors “in a costly manner.”
Mr. Bliss was a musician in the renowned Frank Johnson’s Band.