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  • ID: I17408
  • Name: Mary BLISS , accused witch, Immigrant 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1619-1620 in ENG 2
  • Death: 29 Jan 1711/12 3
  • Reference Number: BLSS1
  • Note:
    ... two years after the birth of her youngest child, [she] was charged with witchcraft by some of her neighbors who were envious of their prosperity and endeavored in this way to disgrace them. She was sent to Boston for trial, where the jury gave her a full acquittal of the crime, and she returned home to Northampton, from whence they removed back to Springfield in 1679. Just after her acquittal in Boston, her son Ebenezer was killed by the Indians, and those who had been instrumental in bringing her to trial said: "Behold, though human judges may be bought off, God's vengeance neither turns aside nor slumbers." It is said that she possessed great beauty and talents, but was not very amiable.
    ["Genealogy of the Bliss family in America"]

    Father: Thomas BLISS , of Belstone DEV, Immigrant b: 1580-1585 in ENG
    Mother: Margaret LAWRENCE ? b: ABT. 1594

    Marriage 1 Joseph PARSONS , of Springfield MA, Immigrant b: 25 Jun 1620 in Beaminster, DOR, ENG
    • Married: 26 Nov 1646 in Hartford, Hartford, CT 4
    1. Has Children Samuel PARSONS b: 23 Jan 1652/53 in Springfield, Middlesex, MA

    1. Title: "Ancestors of Susan Rockwell Austin"
      Author: AUSTIN, Susan (Email:susanaustin @ hotmail . com)
      Publication: http://​WC.​rootsweb.​ancestry.​com/​cgi-bin/​igm.​cgi​?db=SUSAN_AUSTIN
      Media: Electronic
    2. Title: [calculation]
      Author: RAD
      Media: Other
    3. Title: "Coe-Ward memorial and immigrant ancestors"
      Author: COE, Levi Elmore
      Publication: Meriden, Conn.: Converse Pub. Co, 1897, 126 pgs.\ http://​persi.​heritagequestonline.​com/​hqoweb/​library/​do/​books/​results/​fullcitation​?urn=urn:proquest:US;​glhbooks;​Genealogy-glh36348296;​1;​-1;​
      Media: Book
      Text: d. 92y
    4. Title: "Parsons Family Association - Western Region"
      Publication: http://​web.​archive.​org/​web/​20030426150758/​http://​members.​frys.​com/​~parsons/
      Note: ARCHIVE
      Media: Electronic
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