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Mary Bliss (Leonard)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Thomas Leonard, of Wales and Sarah Tilton
Wife of Samuel Bliss
Mother of Hannah Smith; Thomas Bliss; Mary Smith; Jonathan Bliss; Martha Ely and 7 others
Sister of Sarah Keep; Martha Waite (Leonard); John Leonard; Namesake of John Leonard; Benjamin Leonard and 9 others

Managed by: ANDREW JONATHAN SMITH
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

About Mary Bliss

Born Died 1724 Jan 1 Age

Father John Leonard Mother Sarah

Marriage 1665 Nov 10 ** see below Samuel Bliss Born Died 1720 Mar 23 Age 96

    Samuel Bliss married Mary Leonard, daughter of John and Sarah Leonard, November 10, 1665 [?] .He received several grants of land from the town,—at Freshwater Brook and on the north side of Agawam River, at Ackanunset, at the latter place 35 acres. He was Selectman in 1685, 1692, and 1699. He died March 23, 1720, aged 96 [this likely was an error], outliving all his brothers living here. His widow died January 1, 1724.

Their children were:

1. Hannah, Bliss HALEY SMITH

    b. December 20, 1666,
     m. first
    John Haley
     m second
    Simon Smith

2. Thomas

    b. February 8, 1668
    m. Hannah Cadwell

3. Mary Bliss SMITH

    b. August 14, 1670
    m. Philip Smith

4.Jonathan

   b. February 5, 1672 
   m. Sarah Eggleston

5. Martha Bliss ELY

   b. June 1, 1674
   m. Samuel Ely

6. Sarah Bliss WEBSTER

    b. September 10, 1677
    m. George Webster

7. Experience

   b. April 1, 1679
   d. April 7, 1679

8. Mercy Bliss ELY

   b. July 18, 1680
   m. John Ely

9. Ebenezer

    b. July 29, 1683
    m. Mary Gaylord

10. Margaret Bliss COLTON

     b. September 11, 1684
     m. Samuel Colton

11. Esther Bliss CHAPIN

     b. April 2, 1688
     m. Henry Chapin.

(2) THERE IS A CONFLICT AS LISTED IN THE EXTRACTED VITAL RECORDS AS TO DATE OF THIS MARRIAGE DUE TO DIFFICULTY IN DECIPHERING THE TOWN RECORD: The image of the page of the Springfield marriage records for this marriage is almost unreadable, thus resulting in conflicting extractions.

    (a) Alternative #1 

"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910" Name: Samuel Bliss Spouse's Name: Mary Leonard Event Date: Nov 1662 Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

    (b) Alternative #2

"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910" Name: Samuel Blisse Spouse's Name: Mary Leonard Event Date: 10 Nov 1665

Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    (c) Alternative #3

"Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887" Name: Samuel Bliss Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 10 Nov 1668 Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Gender: Male Spouse's Name: Mary Leonard

   With the birth of their first child, Hannah, in December 1666, the 1665

date appears to be the one most likely correct.

BIRTH RECORDS Mary Leonard in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: Mary Leonard Event Type: Birth Birth Date: 14 Sep 1647 Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts Father Name: John Leonard

Mary Bliss in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: Mary Bliss Event Type: Death Death Date: 1 Jan 1723 Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts NOTE 1-PAGE 204 Widow Mary Bliss Sick & Died Jan 1 1723/4 NOTE 2 also page 204 Mary LEONARD, daughter of John & Sarah died Apr 16 1724/5 Mary Bliss died Jan 17 1724/5 D/O Nathaniel & Mary Note 3-Page 205 Mary Bliss died Aug 2 1725 D/O Nathaniel & Mary NOTE 4-Page 202 Samual Bliss H/O Mary died 1720 Mar 23

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Mary Bliss's Timeline

1647
September 14, 1647
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1666
December 20, 1666
Age 19
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1668
February 8, 1668
Age 20
Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1670
August 14, 1670
Age 22
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1672
January 5, 1672
Age 24
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1674
June 1, 1674
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1677
August 10, 1677
Age 29
September 10, 1677
Age 29
Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1679
April 1, 1679
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut