She is the daughter of Peter Bliss Jr. and his wife Fanny Bardwell. She was married to Richard W. Pierce (born about 1812-1813, in New York St.). They lived in Truxton, Cortland County New York. Richard and Fidelia had the following children: 1. Delay Pierce (known as "D. L." Bliss). (born Aug. 1, 1840, in Truxton, Cortland Co. N.Y.). 2. Arabella Pierce (born about 1846). 3. Martha Pierce (born about 1850). 4. Nettie Pierce.