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Thomas Bliss

Male Abt 1590 - Bef 1651  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Thomas Bliss  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1590  [4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1649  [2
    Died Bef 14 Feb 1651  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I3503  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2019 

    Family 1 Margaret Snowe,   d. Bef 4 Jun 1621 
    Married 14 Apr 1616  St. John the Baptist, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Bliss,   b. Bef 23 Jan 1618,   d. 15 Apr 1688, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F15481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Hulins,   b. Abt 1600, of Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1684, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1621  St. Nicholas, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
    +1. Mary Bliss,   b. Abt 1628, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1712, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +2. Sarah Bliss,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 27 Sep 1705, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F2056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • First appears in Hartford around 1639. Not to be confused with the Thomas Bliss of Braintree and Rehoboth.

      From Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985:

      "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million."

  • Sources 
    1. [S682] Gerald James Parsons, "The Early Parsons Families of the Connecticut River Valley." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 148:215, July 1994.

    2. [S899] The Mary Bliss Parsons Trial, website developed by Historic Northampton and the Center for Computer Based Instructional Technology (now the UMass IT Center for Educational Software Development [CESD]) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    3. [S3538] Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England, revised edition, by John Demos. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

    4. [S3270] Anne Selene Bennett, "The First Wife and Older Children of Thomas Bliss of Gloucester, England, and Hartford, Connecticut." The American Genealogist 91:43, Jan 2019.

    5. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    6. [S2346] Myrtle Stevens Hyde, "The Marriage of Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins." The American Genealogist 60:202, 1984.