Samuel Bliss, Sr.
Samuel Bliss, Jr.
Samuel Bliss 2d
Samuel Bliss 3d

Samuel Bliss of Hartford


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 Bliss. 

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:

Samuel Bliss, son of Nathaniel Bliss and Catherine Chapin, b. 1647, married Sarah Stebbins 1672, died 1749.

Samuel Bliss, son of Samuel Bliss and Sarah Stebbins, b. 1677, died 1692.

Samuel Bliss, son of Lawrence Bliss and Lydia Wright, b. 1662, married Hannah Stiles 1686-7, died 1733.

Samuel Bliss, Jr., son of Samuel Bliss and Hannah Stiles, b. 1701, married Elizabeth Chapin 1735, died after 1752.



Samuel Bliss 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.

Their children were:

Hannah, b. December 20, 1666, m. first, John Haley, and second, Simon Smith.

Thomas, b. February 8, 1668, m. Hannah Cadwell.

Mary, b. August 14, 1670, m. Philip Smith.

Jonathan, b. February 5, 1672 m. Sarah Eggleston.

Martha, b. June 1, 1674, m. Samuel Ely.

Sarah, b. September 10, 1677, m. George Webster.

Experience, b. April 1, 1679, d. April 7, 1679.

Mercy, b. July 18, 1680, m. John Ely.

Ebenezer, b. July 29, 1683, m. Mary Gaylord.

Margaret, b. September 11, 1684, m. Samuel Colton.

Esther, b. April 2, 1688, m. Henry Chapin.