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About Samuel Bliss, Loyalist
Loyalist: Captain Samuel Bliss (#416) is associated with Greenfield and Concord, Massachusetts and St. Andrew, New Brunswick, Canada. Born in 1750, the son of Daniel Bliss and Phebe Walker, Daniel was a merchant who favored the cause of Great Britain and was charged with pointing out contraband of war to the British on April 19, 1775. He was arrested and later released due to testimony of witnesses. Samuel was banished under the Massachusetts Proscription Act of 1778 as an enemy of the state. He joined the British Army and served with distinction in New York and New Jersey during the war. He later removed to New Brunswick where he was rewarded with an island in the Bay of Fundy for his military service.