|Birth: ||1628, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1712|
She was repeatedly tried as a witch and forced to suffer many indignities by her jealous neighbors (specifically the Bridgemans). In 1674, the suit was brought by James Bridgman and his son-in-law Samuel Bartlett, in connection with the "untimely death from unnatural causes" of Mary (Bridgman) Bartlett. She was sent to Boston for trial and was acquitted.
Mary was the daughter of Thomas Bliss Jr and Margaret (Hulins) Bliss of Hartford,CT.
She married Joseph Parsons on Nov 26,1646 at Hartford,CT.
Children: Joseph Parsons Jr, Benjamin Parsons, John Parsons, Samuel Parsons, Ebenezer Parsons, Jonathan Parsons, David Parsons, Mary (Parsons) Ashley Williston, Hannah (Parsons) Glover, Abigail (Parsons) Colton, and Esther (Parsons) Smith.
She is my 9th great aunt. Are you related to her? Please email me if you are or compare your family tree to mine and then email me if we may be related. Thank you.
Thomas Bliss (1583 - 1650)
Margaret Lawrence Hulins - Bliss (1595 - 1684)
Joseph Parsons (1620 - 1683)*
Joseph Parsons (1647 - 1729)*
John Parsons (1650 - 1728)*
Samuel Parsons (1653 - 1734)*
Ebenezer Parsons (1655 - 1675)*
Jonathan Parsons (1657 - 1694)*
Mary Parsons Williston (1661 - 1711)*
Esther Parsons Smith (1672 - 1760)*
Plot: The first family ended up in Springfield where they were eventually buried in a cemetery on Elm Street. That cemetery was torn up in 1848. However, to make way for the Hartford to Springfield Railroad, all the bodies there were reinterred in a common grave in the Springfield City Cemetery. Hence the decision to include the couple on the Bridge Street Cemetery stone. -per the Parsons Family Association website.
Created by: knrivers
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
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Rest in Peace 8th great-grandmother.|
Added: Mar. 20, 2013
To Mary, my 9th Great Grand Aunt|
Added: Jan. 6, 2013
In loving memory of my 8th Great Grandmother|
Added: Oct. 23, 2012
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