From James Savage's book,
Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before
1692 Volume #1, Pgs 198 - 209
BLISS, GEORGE, Lynn, rem. 1637, to
Sandwich, says Lewis, to wh. Mr. Felt adds, that he was of Newport 1649,
then aged 58, and he is seen in the list of freem. 1655. JOHN, Newport, s.
of the preced. freem. 1669, m. Damaris, d. of Benedict Arnold the first,
had Freelove, b. 17 Nov. 1672.
From Peirce's Colonial Lists, page
1650, May 23d.
It is ordered that Captaine Richard Morris, George Blisse, James
Badcock, Peter Busserole, William Havens and Gabriel Hick, all excuses
sett aparte shall mende and make all lockes, stockes and pieces that by
order from the warden of each Towne shall be from any of the inhabitants
thearof presented to them, for a just and suitable satisfaction in hand
payed without delay under the penaltie of ten pounds, to be levied by
distraint from the head officer to the use of the sayd Towne's milittia
From The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island,
by John Osborne Austin,
George Bliss, son of Thomas, b. 1591, d. 31 Aug 1667. He came to
with his brother Thomas in 1635. By 1637 he was living in Lynn, MA.
granted 1 1/4 acres of land in Sandwich (Mass.) 16 Apr 1640. By 1649
in Newport. On 23 May 1650 he and 5 others were appointed to mend
all arms presented to them by the inhabitants of any of the towns.
mention is made of his wife.]
Child of George Bliss:
John, b. ca. 1645, d. 1717, m. 24 Jan 1666 Damaris Arnold, b. 23 Feb 1648,
1720, dau. of Benedict & Damaris (Westcott) Arnold. On 13 May
1667 he and 3
others were directed to go from house to house throughout Newport to take
precise and exact account of all the arms, ammunition and weapons of war
person had. He became a freeman of Newport 29 Oct 1668. He was
a juryman 7
Jun 1671 and a deputy to the General Assembly from Newport in 1679, 1682,
1683, and 1695. In 1692 his wife became a member of the Seventh Day
Church. In 1696 he was a major for the island. ON 29 Nov 1715
he and wife
Damaris, in consideration of infirmities, deeded 102 acres and a dwelling
house to son Josiah. John made his will 3 Feb 1717, and it was
Newport 4 Mar 1717. Executor son Josiah. To wife Damaris all
goods and use for life of land in town. To son Josiah a lot in
son George the rest of lands undisposed of, my windmill, twenty ewe sheep
a cow. To grandchild Jemima Meacham £5 at age 18. To
Meacham £5 at age. To grandchild John Jersey £5 at age.
Children of John & Damaris (Arnold) Bliss:
Son, b. 29 Sep 1668
Damaris, b. 25 May 1670
Freelove, b. 16 Nov 1672