Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bissells in:
 • Norwalk Union Cemetery
 • Norwalk
 • Fairfield County
 • Connecticut
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Clark Bissell
Birth: Sep. 7, 1782
Death: Sep. 15, 1857

Connecticut Governor. Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale University in 1806, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1809 and proceeded to practice law. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, (1829-30), an associate judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors,(1829-39) and a member of the Connecticut State Senate, (1842-43). In 1847, he was elected as a Whig the 17th Governor of Connecticut, serving until 1849. During his tenure, he advocated for reform in education, taxes and liquor prohibition. After leaving office, he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1850 and was a professor of law at Yale University. He died at age 75 in Norwalk, Connecticut. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sally Sherwood Bissell (1788 - 1856)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Burr Sherwood Bissell (1812 - 1894)*
  Edward C Bissell (1822 - 1891)*
  George A Bissell (1825 - 1860)*
  Mary Elizabeth Bissell Betts (1827 - 1907)*
  Charlotte Charity Bissell Ferry (1828 - 1915)*
  Arthur Henry Bissell (1831 - 1831)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Norwalk Union Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7374840
Clark Bissell
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Clark Bissell
Added by: Dacanta
 
Clark Bissell
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jan Franco
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- K_boodle
 Added: Sep. 11, 2017

- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
There are 16 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.3 after 15 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service