|William Wallace Smith Bliss 
William Wallace Smith Bliss 
William Wallace Smith Bliss (August 17 , 1815 \endash August 5 , 1853 ) was a United States Army officer . He was born in Whitehall , New York . He was the son of Captain John Bliss (of Lebanon , New Hampshire ) and Olive Hall Simonds (of Todd County, Kentucky ). John Bliss was a graduate of West Point in 1811.
William married Mary Elizabeth Taylor  [MRIN: 551614993], daughter of Zachary "Old Rough & Ready" Taylor 12th President of the United States  and Margaret Mackall ("Peggy") Smith , on 8 Dec 1848. (Mary Elizabeth Taylor  was born on 20 Apr 1824 and died on 25 Jul 1909.)