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 four men with the name of Samuel
The "Samuel Bliss
Sr.", as referred to by Burt, is the son of Thomas Bliss and
Margaret Hulins, born about 1642, married Mary Leonard, daughter of
John and Sarah Leonard, November 10, 1665, and died 1720. His biography, page
533, vol. 2, is shown below. Other Samuel Bliss records may be
viewed by selecting the tabs at the left, but which Samuel did
what? Samuel Blisses living in the Springfield area between
1636-1736 timeframe include:
Bliss, son of Nathaniel Bliss and Catherine Chapin, b. 1647, married
Sarah Stebbins 1672, died 1749.
Bliss, son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Stebbins, b. 1677, died 1692.
Bliss, son of Lawrence Bliss and Lydia Wright, b. 1662, married Hannah
Stiles 1686-7, died 1733.
Bliss, Jr., son of Samuel Bliss and Hannah Stiles, b. 1701, married
Elizabeth Chapin 1735, died after 1752.
married Mary Leonard, daughter of John and Sarah Leonard, November 10,
1665. He received several grants of land from the town,at Freshwater
Brook and on the north side of Agawam River, at Ackanunset, at the
latter place 35 acres. He was Selectman in 1685, 92, and 99. He
died March 23, 1720, aged 96, outliving all his brothers living here.
His widow died January 1, 1724.
December 20, 1666, m. first, John Haley, and second, Simon Smith.
February 8, 1668, m. Hannah Cadwell.
August 14, 1670, m. Philip Smith.
February 5, 1672 m. Sarah Eggleston.
June 1, 1674, m. Samuel Ely.
September 10, 1677, m. George Webster.
April 1, 1679, d. April 7, 1679.
Mercy, b. July
18, 1680, m. John Ely.
July 29, 1683, m. Mary Gaylord.
September 11, 1684, m. Samuel Colton.
April 2, 1688, m. Henry Chapin.