"Edward Stebbins, early in the spring of 1676, was taken by the Indians at Longmeadow, while he was with Samuel Bliss, his brother-in-law, and he was carried to the falls above Deerfield, and with a youth named Gilbert made his escape from the Indians and gave information of their place of residence, whereupon the English went and destroyed three hundred or more of them." [Contemporary historians take a different view of both the native losses in this "Battle of Turners Falls" — numbering countless women and children, but perhaps as few as 65 warriors — and the characterization of the fight as a great English victory.]2

Samuel/3 Bliss

M, #489, (7 November 1647 - 19 June 1749)
Father*Nathaniel/2 Bliss1 b. 28 Dec 1622, d. c 17 Nov 1654
Mother*Katherine/2 Chapin1 b. 1626, d. 4 Feb 1712/13
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:3 Jan 2016

Children with Sarah/3 Stebbins:

  • son1/4 Bliss9 b. 20 May 1674, d. 20 May 1674
  • Samuel/4 Bliss1 b. 10 Aug 1677, d. 31 Aug 1692
  • Nathaniel/4 Bliss10 b. 8 Sep 1679, d. 12 Mar 1751
  • Sarah/4 Bliss11 b. Oct 1681
  • Margaret/4 Bliss12 b. 23 Nov 1683
  • Thomas/4 Bliss13 b. 21 Jan 1685
  • Hannah/4 Bliss+14 b. Aug 1687, d. 15 Apr 1711
  • ch1/4 Bliss9 b. 17 Jul 1689, d. 17 Jul 1689
  • son2/4 Bliss15 b. 4 Nov 1690, d. 31 Aug 1692
  • Samuel/4 Bliss1 b. 25 Apr 1694
  • Ebenezer/4 Bliss+16 b. 4 Mar 1695/96, d. 29 Aug 1784
Samuel/3 Bliss, born 7 Nov 1647 at Springfield, Massachusetts3,1, was of Longmeadow when he married, 2 Jan 1671/72, Sarah/3 Stebbins, daughter of Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins and Hannah/2 Wright.4,5,6 In the Pynchon records he is called Samuel Jr. to distinguish him from the Springfield namesake who married Mary Leonard.7
     His wife died 6 Nov 17218, and he 19 Jun 1749, a. 101.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Samuel Bliss b.
  2. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 38:158, Stebbins Families, 3d Generation: Edward Stebbins, Springfield.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass." (Jan 1864), 18:84, Samuell Bliss b.
  4. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Judge Pynchon's Marriage Record: 1685–1711" (Oct 1969), 123:259.
  5. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Samuel Bliss/Sarah Stebbin m.
  6. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 38:157, Stebbins Families, 2d Generation: Samuel Bliss, of Longmeadow.
  7. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Esther Bliss b.
  8. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 59-60, Samuel (6.) Bliss.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, s. Samuel Bliss stillborn.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Nathaneel Bliss b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Sarah Bliss b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, Margaret Bliss b.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Thomas Bliss b.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Hannah Bliss b.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 41, s. Samuel Bliss b.; d.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 40, Ebenezer Bliss b.