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Rachel Bliss (Puffer)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Puffer and Martha Puffer
Wife of Sgt. Jonathan Bliss Sr.
Mother of Ephraim Bliss (twin); Experience Chaffee; Mary Bliss; Elizabeth Thurber; Samuel Bliss and 5 others
Sister of James Puffer and Matthias Puffer

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About Rachel Bliss

From Rachel Puffer Bliss Find A Grave Memorial# 34283390 Burial: Unknown.

Born before 1634, probably to George & Elizabeth (____) Puffer. Rachel's date of death is unknown. The some give her (May 21, 1706) belongs to Jonathan3 Bliss's wife, Miriam (Carpenter) Bliss. Some sources, in misidentifying Jonathan2's wife as Miriam (Harmon), have also assigned the death date of an actual Miriam (Jonathan3's wife) to an imaginary one (misidentified as Jonathan2's wife). Miriam (Carpenter) Bliss was only 32 years old when she died, far too young to have been the wife of Jonathan2. See Eugene Cole Zubrinsky,'To Say it Doesn't Make It So': Clues to the Probable Identity of the Wife of Jonathan Bliss of Rehoboth MA," New England Historical Genealogical Register, 151, Jan. 1997, 32

There's no evidence that Rachel Puffer's mother's maiden name was Sedley. This assertion comes from a volume published in 1935 by Raymon M. Tingley, whose family history has gained a well-deserved reputation for unreliability; his pronouncement is accompanied by no support whatsoever.

Children include

  • Experience Bliss Chaffee 1648–1721
  • Bethiah Bliss Carpenter 1671–1703

Created by: Linda Mac Added: 28 Feb 2009 Find A Grave Memorial 34283390


  • Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, "To Say It Doesn't Make It So: Clues to the Probable Identity of the Wife of Jonathan2 Bliss of Rehoboth, Massachusetts," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 151 (Jan. 1977): 31.
  • Randy A. West, "The English Origin of George1 Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 171 (Fall 2017): 315-17.
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Rachel Bliss's Timeline

1630
September 12, 1630
Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
1648
February 5, 1648
Age 17
Rehoboth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1649
February 5, 1649
Age 18
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1655
September 30, 1655
Age 25
Rehoboth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1657
January 29, 1657
Age 26
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1660
June 24, 1660
Age 29
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1663
April 16, 1663
Age 32
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1666
September 17, 1666
Age 36
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1667
January 27, 1667
Age 36
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1668
January 27, 1668
Age 37
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States