Nathaniel Bliss
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Nathaniel Bliss

In the First Century of the History of Springfield: The Official Records from 1636 to 1736 with an Historical Review and Biographical Mention of the Founders by Henry M. Burt, Burt lists two men with the name of Nathaniel Bliss but several men with the name "Nathaniel" exist within the time frame in Hartford.

Descendants of the Hartford line may know which Nathaniel did "what".  (If so, please email Grace Bliss Smith.)


Nathaniel Bliss, b. about 1622, son of Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, married Catherine Chapin 1646, died 1654.

Nathaniel Bliss, b. 1653, son of Nathaniel Bliss and Catherine Chapin, married Deborah Colton 1676, died 1746, no issue.

Nathaniel Bliss, b. 1671, son of John Bliss and Patience Burt, married Mary Wright 1697, died 1751 at Lebanon.

Nathaniel Bliss, b. 1679, son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Stebbins, married Mary Morgan 1704, died 1751.


Burt's Biography of Nathaniel Bliss (p. 532)

"Nathaniel Bliss married Catherine Chapin, daughter of Deacon Samuel Chapin, November 20, 1646. His homelot was ten rods wide and was the second below the present William Street. He died November 18, 1654, and his widow married Thomas Gilbert, July 31, 1655. 

Nathaniel’s children were:— 

Samuel, Jr., b. November 7, 1647, m. Sarah Stebbins, and d. June 19, 1749, aged 102 years.

Margaret, b. November 12, 1649, m. Nathaniel Foot.

Mary, b. September 23, 1651, m. Nathaniel Holcomb.

Nathaniel, b. March 27, 1653, in. Deborah Colton, daughter of George Colton."