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Mary Bliss Parsons
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Birth: 1628, England
Death: Jan. 11, 1712
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Bliss (1583 - 1650)
  Margaret Lawrence Hulins Bliss (1595 - 1684)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Parsons (1620 - 1683)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Bliss Scott (____ - 1705)*
  Ann Bliss Chapman (1617 - 1685)*
  Thomas Bliss (1618 - 1688)*
  Nathaniel Bliss (1622 - 1654)*
  Samuel Bliss (1624 - 1720)*
  Mary Bliss Parsons (1628 - 1712)
  Lawrence Bliss (1628 - 1676)*
  Elizabeth Bliss Morgan (1637 - 1683)*
  Hannah Bliss (1639 - 1661)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Springfield Cemetery
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Body relocated in 1848 to Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
 
Created by: knrivers
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
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Mary <i>Bliss</i> Parsons
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Mary <i>Bliss</i> Parsons
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- shannon
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014

- ebj
 Added: Oct. 3, 2014
Mary is my 9th Great Grandmother.
- Sharon Rogers O'Neill
 Added: Sep. 21, 2014
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