Very little is known about Christiana Hiss. The maiden name given here is the one listed on a family tree created by James Kenny based on interviews with family members and personal knowledge. The title of "Lady" and birthplace of Amsterdam is also listed on this family tree. Christiana lived in the household of her son, Jacob Hiss, until her death at the age of 93 in 1821. She had two granddaughters who never married and also lived in the Baltimore area into their 90s. Elizabeth Lee, was born in 1805 and died in 1898. Elizabeth was born 16 years before Christiana died and would have grown up listening to the stories her grandmother had to tell. Hester Ann was born in 1813 and died in 1908. Whatever we know about Christiana has been passed down by the long-lived members of her family. I have never tried to determine the truth of her origins.
Kenny-549 10:33, 27 January 2015 (EST)
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