Name: Horace BLIVEN
Birth: 5 MAR 1819 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Death: 16 FEB 1881 in Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin
Change Date: 1 NOV 2011
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 37, No 9, p 8, Mar. 3, 1881.
At Albion, Wis., Feb. 23d, 1881, Horace Bliven, aged 62 years. He came to Wisconsin in 1839, from Alfred, his native town, and settled at Milton. He was a boy underage, but was employed by Joseph Goodrich. He was a candidate at the first baptism of Seventh-day people in Wisconsin. He assisted in making benches for the first Seventh-day Baptist meeting held in Wisconsin; was baptized in Goodrich Lake by Elder Daniel Babcock, in 1841, and was one of the charter members of the Milton Church. By industry and economy he saved means to purchase a farm, and settled in Albion in 1843, where he has since resided. He was also a charter member of the Albion Church. He was married in 1843 to Charlotte Clement, who died two years ago. He leaves a family of eight children, five sons and three daughters, all of whom were present at his funeral, save the youngest daughter, who resides in New England. He was industrious, peaceable, benevolent, and honest; was one of the six or seven most liberal in support of the Academy. He was always a poor people's friend. The respect in which he was held was manifest in the large number who attended his funeral. A. R. C.
Note: The author was most likely Rev. Amos Russell Cornwall 1829-1893 who was for many years the principal of Albion Academy.
Note: From other records, it appears that Horace was born in Westerly, RI, not Alfred, NY.
Note: The Milton SDB Church records indicate that Horace was a charter member in 1840, so the 1841 baptism date above may be in error.
Census: 1880 Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin: age 65, farmer, widowed
Father: Beriah BLIVEN b: 25 APR 1784 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Mother: Elizabeth E. BURDICK b: 11 DEC 1794 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Charlotte CLEMENT b: 5 FEB 1816 in Canada
in Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
- Silas Hubbell BLIVEN b: 16 JAN 1851 in Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin
- John B. BLIVEN b: 24 JUN 1854 in Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin
- Eliza Elizabeth BLIVEN b: 25 SEP 1861 in Albion, Dane Co., Wisconsin