Mary <I>Bliss</I> Parsons

Mary Bliss Parsons

Death 11 Jan 1712 (aged 85–86)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 22828242 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 11 Nov 2007
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