Samuel/2 Bliss

M, #1211, (circa 1624 - 23 March 1719/20)
Father*Thomas/1 Bliss1 b. c 1590, d. c 1650
Mother*Margaret/1 Hulins1 b. c 1595, d. 28 Aug 1684
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Children with Mary/2 Leonard:

  • Hannah/3 Bliss6 b. 20 Dec 1666
  • Thomas/3 Bliss7 b. 8 Feb 1667/68, d. 10 Nov 1733
  • Mary/3 Bliss8 b. 14 Aug 1670
  • Jonathan/3 Bliss9 b. 5 Jan 1672/73, d. 1740
  • Martha/3 Bliss10 b. 1 Jun 1674
  • Sarah/3 Bliss11 b. 18 Sep 1677
  • Experience/3 Bliss12 b. 1 Apr 1679, d. 7 Apr 1679
  • Mercy/3 Bliss13 b. 18 Jul 1680
  • Ebenezer/3 Bliss14 b. 29 Jul 1683, d. 7 Sep 1717
  • Margaret/3 Bliss+15 b. 11 Sep 1684, d. 19 Jan 1736/37
  • Mary/3 Bliss8 b. 20 Dec 1686
  • Esther/3 Bliss4 b. 2 Apr 1688
Samuel/2 Bliss was born in England circa 1624.1 "... of Springfield, Mass., sixth child of Thomas and Margaret Bliss. He came to America with his father, in 1635."1 He married, 10 or 20 [dup. recs.] Nov 1665 at Springfield, Mary/2 Leonard, daughter of John/1 Leonard and Sarah Heald.2,3 At Springfield he is called Samuel Sr. in the records to distinguish him from the namesake nephew who married Sarah Stebbins.4
     Samuel Bliss was left the residue of his mother's estate, and named sole executor, in her will of 25 Jun 1684.5 He died at Springfield 23 Mar 1719/20.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S918] Paul W. Allred, citing Hay, Martin Genealogy, Descs. of Lieut. Samuel Martin of Wethersfield, CT, 1:23-34.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Samuel Blisse/Mary Leonard m.: 10 Nov 1665.
  3. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 1, Samll Bliss/Mary Leanord m.: 20 Nov 1666.
  4. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Esther Bliss b.
  5. [S918] Paul W. Allred, citing Bliss Family in America (1982), 1:29-30.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:147 (Apr 1864): Hannah Bliss b.
  7. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Thomas Bliss b.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Mary Bliss b.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Jonathan Bliss b.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Martha Bliss b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Sarah Bliss b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Experience Bliss b.; d.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Mercy Bliss b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Ebenezer Bliss b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Margaret Bliss b.

Mary/2 Leonard

F, #1212, (14 September 1647 - 1724)
Father*John/1 Leonard1 b. s 1618
Mother*Sarah Heald1 b. s 1620
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Children with Samuel/2 Bliss:

  • Hannah/3 Bliss6 b. 20 Dec 1666
  • Thomas/3 Bliss7 b. 8 Feb 1667/68, d. 10 Nov 1733
  • Mary/3 Bliss8 b. 14 Aug 1670
  • Jonathan/3 Bliss9 b. 5 Jan 1672/73, d. 1740
  • Martha/3 Bliss10 b. 1 Jun 1674
  • Sarah/3 Bliss11 b. 18 Sep 1677
  • Experience/3 Bliss12 b. 1 Apr 1679, d. 7 Apr 1679
  • Mercy/3 Bliss13 b. 18 Jul 1680
  • Ebenezer/3 Bliss14 b. 29 Jul 1683, d. 7 Sep 1717
  • Margaret/3 Bliss+15 b. 11 Sep 1684, d. 19 Jan 1736/37
  • Mary/3 Bliss8 b. 20 Dec 1686
  • Esther/3 Bliss16 b. 2 Apr 1688
Mary/2 Leonard, born 14 Sep 1647 at Springfield, Massachusetts1, married there, 10/20 [dup. recs.] Nov 1665, Samuel/2 Bliss of Springfield, son of Thomas/1 Bliss and Margaret/1 Hulins.2,3 Mary Blisse, wife of Samuel, was mentioned in her mother-in-law Margaret Hulins's will, 25 Jun 1684, and left a third of the testator's land during her widowhood should she survive her husband.4 He died 23 Mar 1719/205, and she in 1724.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 59, Mary Leonard b.
  2. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Samuel Blisse/Mary Leonard m.: 10 Nov 1665.
  3. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 1, Samll Bliss/Mary Leanord m.: 20 Nov 1666.
  4. [S918] Paul W. Allred, citing Bliss Family in America (1982), 1:29-30.
  5. [S918] Paul W. Allred, citing Hay, Martin Genealogy, Descs. of Lieut. Samuel Martin of Wethersfield, CT, 1:23-34.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:147 (Apr 1864): Hannah Bliss b.
  7. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Thomas Bliss b.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Mary Bliss b.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Jonathan Bliss b.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Martha Bliss b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Sarah Bliss b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Experience Bliss b.; d.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Mercy Bliss b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Ebenezer Bliss b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Margaret Bliss b.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Esther Bliss b.