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born June 25, 1741, and became the wife
of Nathan Bowen, of Fall River (see
Bowen).

(The Read Line).

The Read family is one of the oldest
and best known families of this section of
New England. The first of the name in
New England was

(I) John Read, who was a cordwainer
by trade, according to tradition, as is his
coming from Plymouth, England. He
came to this country and was an inhabi-
tant of Newport, Rhode Island. He had
children : John, Ebenezer and Oliver.

(II) John (2) Read, son of John (1)
Read, born in Newport, Rhode Island,
settled in Freetown, Massachusetts,
where he married Hannah , who



died April 12, 1727, aged eighty-four
years. He was a cordwainer by trade,
operated a tannery, reared his sons to the
same occupation, which continued through
four generations, and late in the eight-
eenth century the business was bought
out by Sarah Read's husband, Enoch
French. It had become a large establish-
ment at Troy, now called Fall River.
John Read had children: Hannah, Joseph
and John. He died in January, 1721.

(III) John (3) Read, son of John (2)
and Hannah Read, lived in Freetown,
where for some thirty years he was town
clerk. He married (first) Mary, daugh-
ter of John and Mary (Tallman) Pearce.
She died May 6, 1726, and he married
(second) Susannah Brownell. Children:
Mary, born November 19, 1690, married
Samuel Forman ; John, June 12, 1694,
married Mrs. Sarah Borden ; Thomas,
May 9, 1696; Hannah, October 12, 1697;
William, September 9, 1699; Oliver,
October, 1701, married Martha Durfee ;
Penelope, October 12, 1703, married
(first) February 3, 1726, Stephen Borden,
and (second) July 3, 1739, John Bowen ;
Jonathan, January 23, 1705, married Hope
Durfee ; Joseph, mentioned below ; Sarah,
February 1, 1709; Nathan, February 23,
171 1 ; Susannah, February 27, 1715, mar-
ried Joseph Borden.

(IV) Joseph Read, sixth son of John
(3) and Mary (Pearce) Read, born March
5, 1708, married, January 25, 1732, Grace
Pray, and they resided in Freetown, Mas-
sachusetts. Children: William, men-
tioned below; Benjamin, born November
I 5> x 733- married Sarah Evans; Hannah,
December, 1734; Joseph, 1736, married
Mary Cornell.

(V) William Read, eldest child of
Joseph and Grace (Pray) Read, born in
1732, married (first) December 3, 1761,
Ruth Evans, born in 1742, (second)
Dorothy, born in 1745, daughter of Dea-
con Samuel Read. She died December



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25, 1813. Children of William and Ruth
(Evans) Reed: Elizabeth, born July 3,
1763, died April 8, 1848, married Simeon
Burr, of Easton; Rebecca, born July 14,
1765, died in 1796, married Guilford
Evans; Ruth, born April 27, 1767, mar-
ried Robert Porter, of Freetown; Wil-
liam, born July 15, 1769, married, January
28, 1798, Prudence Valentine; Sarah, born
July 15, 1769, married James Wrighten-
ton, of Freetown; Thomas, died young;
Rachel, born July 1, 1773, married, May

26, 1796, Anson Bliffins, of Freetown, a
master mariner; John, born July 5, 1775,
married, in 1799, Rosamond Hathaway;
Joseph Evans, mentioned below; Amy
W., born January 3, 1779, married, Octo-
ber 23, 1803, John Hathaway; Nancy,
born October 8, 1781, married Ezra
Davol ; Phebe, born October 4, 1783, mar-
ried Henry Brightman, of Fall River.

(VI) Joseph Evans Read, third son of
William and Ruth (Evans) Read, born
September 13, 1776, married, January 17,
1803, Sybil Valentine, born in Freetown,
Massachusetts, daughter of William and
Sybil Valentine, and a descendant of one
of the most prominent and well-known
families of Boston and Freetown (see
Valentine IV). Joseph E. Read removed
with his family from Freetown to Fall
River, where he located and spent the
remainder of his life. Here both Mr. and
Mrs. Read died. Their children were:
William; Joseph; Paddock Richmond;
Sarah Ann, mentioned below; Rachel,
married Benjamin Weaver, of Fall River;
James; Frank; Henry; Caroline, who
married Milton A. Clyde.

(VII) Sarah Ann Read, daughter of
Joseph Evans and Sybil (Valentine)
Read, became the wife of Abraham
Bowen, of Fall River (see Bowen).

(The Corey Line).

(I) William Cory, of Portsmouth,
Rhode Island, died 1682. He was a



carpenter and miller, had a grant of eight
acres of land, December 10, 1657, was
made freeman, May 18, 1658, and had
one-third share of Dartmouth in 1669.
He had a house and land in Portsmouth,
which he leased in 1662. He was a jury-
man in 1671, and on a committee of four
appointed April 4, 1676, to have care of a
barrel of powder and two great guns be-
longing to the town. He was a member
of a court marshal at Newport, August
24, 1676, to try certain Indians for of-
fences ; was deputy to the General Court
in 1678-79 and 1680, and was succes-
sively lieutenant and captain of the mili-
tia. His will proved February 24, 1682,
disposed of land to each of his sons and
gave ten pounds in cash to each of his
daughters. He married Mary Earl,
daughter of Ralph and Joan (Savage)
Earl, and they had children: John, men-
tioned below; William, resided in Ports-
mouth, where he died 1704; Mercy, mar-
ried (first) Cornelius Jones, (second)
Charles Gousales ; Anne ; Thomas, died
1738, in Tiverton; Margaret, died young;
Mary, married Thomas Cook; Caleb,
died 1704, in Dartmouth ; Roger, died
1754, in Richmond, Rhode Island; Joan,
married a Taylor.

(II) John Cory, eldest child of Wil-
liam and Mary (Earl) Cory, resided in
Portsmouth, East Greenwich and North
Kingstown, and died in 1712 in the latter
town. He was granted land in Ealst
Greenwich, May 7, 1679; was freeman at
Portsmouth in 1686, and had ten acres of
land laid out to him in East Greenwich in
that year. He purchased ninety acres of
land there for forty pounds, April 4, 1705,
and sold twelve acres for ninety pounds
six days later. He sold fifty acres April
16th of the same year for three hundred
and fifty pounds. He was living in Ports-
mouth, October 4, 1707, when he deeded
ninety acres with a house in East Green-
wich to his son, William. Before the end



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of that year he was deputy from Kings-
town in the General Court. His will was
proved July 14, 1712. His wife, Elizabeth
Cory, survived him and died after 1713.
Children: William, John, Elisha, Joseph
and Thomas.

(IV) Thomas Corey, grandson of John
Cory, of Portsmouth, was born August
12, 1731. He married, March 13, 1755,
Elizabeth Briggs, daughter of Oaleb
Briggs, son of Richard Briggs, and grand-
son of John Briggs. Children, recorded in
East Greenwich ; Joseph, born December
7, 1755, married Sarah Briggs ; Susannah,
born October 12, 1760; Benjamin, men-
tioned below.

(V) Benjamin Corey, youngest child
of Thomas and Elizabeth (Briggs)
Corey, was born December 3, 1763, in
East Greenwich, and married there
Lucy Briggs, daughter of William and
Levinia (Sweet) Briggs, of North Kings-
town (see Briggs IV). Children: Wil-
liam; Eunice; Benjamin; Thomas, died
young ; Thomas Green, settled at Tyrone,
New York; Jonathan; Timothy, died
young.

(VI) Jonathan Corey, son of Benja-
min and Lucy (Briggs) Corey, was born
March 30, 1793, in East Greenwich, where
he grew up, receiving his education in the
public schools of the town. In early
manhood he became a teacher and was
engaged in this occupation at various
points in Rhode Island, Connecticut and
New York. Later in life he was inter-
ested in mercantile and mechanical pur-
suits. On May 6, 1832, he was married
to Clarissa Bennett, and a few years later
settled in Fall River, Massachusetts,
where he built a house which was ever
after his home, in what is now a business
section of the city. He died April 7,
1866, and is buried in Oak Grove Ceme-
tery. His wife, who was born September
14, 1806, in Foster, Rhode Island, daugh-



ter of Thomas and Tryphena (Crossman)
Bennett, of that town, died at Fall River,
January 27, 1888, and was buried beside
her husband. Children: 1. Lucy Emily,
born June 23, 1836, married, November
16, 1863, Rev. Charles A. Votey, a Bap-
tist minister; they now live in Detroit,
Michigan, and have one daughter, Clara
Corey Votey, born February 18, 1869, a
teacher in Detroit. 2. Fanny Maria,
mentioned below. 3. and 4. Caroline
Adelia and Harriet Marinda, twins, born
September 15, 1843; tne former died July
10, 1844; Harriet Marinda Corey was
educated in the public schools of Fall
River, including the high school ; for a
number of years she was a faithful and
efficient teacher in the schools of that
city; after the death of her parents her
home was with her sister, Mrs. Joseph A.
Bowen; she died November 4, 1911, and
is buried in the family lot at Oak Grove
Cemetery.

(VII) Fanny Maria Corey, second
daughter of Jonathan and Clarissa (Ben-
nett) Corey, born August 21, 1840, be-
came the wife of Joseph Abraham Bowen,
of Fall River (see Bowen).

(The Bennett Line).

(I) Samuel Bennett was a cooper, re-
siding in Providence and East Green-
wich, died in the latter town, September
4, 1684. He was general sergeant of the
colony in 1652 and purchased a house
with a lot and orchard in that year. He
was a freeman in 1655 ar, d was paid
twenty pounds for services as sergeant,
October 27, 1656. He was a commis-
sioner in 1657, was a grand juror in 1661,
and sold land in 1666. He subscribed to
the oath of allegiance, May 31, 1666, was
deputy in 1668, 1674 and 1678. He was
granted one hundred acres of land in
East Greenwich, May 1, 1678. His will,
proved at Providence, October 23, 1684,



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left a large amount of land, giving to
each of his sons a farm. The inventory
of his personal property amounted to
sixty-two pounds, ten shillings. His wife
Anna survived him and married (second)
Moses Forman, she died after 1705. Chil-
dren: Edward; Elizabeth, married Ed-
ward Inman; Samuel, mentioned below;
William; Benjamin; Priscilla, married
Stukeley Westcott.

(II) Samuel (2) Bennett, second son
of Samuel (1) and Anna Bennett, resided
in East Greenwich and Coventry, Rhode
Island, and died April 15, 1745. He was
a carpenter by trade, was a freeman in
1685, grand juror in 1688, and lieutenant
of the military and deputy to the General
Court in 1690. He married (first) Janu-
ary 2, 1689, Sarah Forman, who died Au-
gust 2, 1697, in East Greenwich. He mar-
ried (second) April 25, 1699, Desire
Berry, who died March 9, 1714. His
third wife, whom he married in 1715, bore
the name of Rachel. Children of first
marriage : Samuel, mentioned below ;
Sarah, born January 31, 1693; Hannah,
April 27, 1697. Children of second mar-
riage: Elizabeth, November 19, 1699;
Benjamin, born November 7, 1701 ; John,
October 15, 1703; William, May 15, 1706;
Priscilla, October 7, 1708; Mary, April
2, 171 1 ; Desire, February 12, 1713.

(III) Samuel (3) Bennett, eldest child
of Samuel (2) and Sarah (Forman) Ben-
nett, resided in East Greenwich, and had
a wife Mary. One child is recorded there,
Hannah, born July 18, 1718.

(IV) Samuel (4) Bennett, son of
Samuel (3) and Mary Bennett, born
about 1710-11, in East Greenwich, and
resided there. He married, August 3,
1732, Hannah Wade. They resided in
Foster, Rhode Island, and Killingly, Con-
necticut. Children: Zadock, born Au-
gust 13, 1733; Nathan, mentioned below;
Mary, September 6, 1736; Hannah, Octo-
ber 13, 1738; Jean, October 10, 1740, died



November 5, 1846; Eunice, February 14,
1743; Betty, May 11, 1744; Lydia, No-
vember 6, 1746; Jean, March 19, 1749,
died August 16, 1759; Elijah, November
3- 1753-

(V) Nathan Bennett, second son of
Samuel (4) and Hannah (Wade) Ben-
nett, was born December 23, 1734, in
Foster, Rhode Island, and lived probably
in Killingly, Connecticut.

(VI) Thomas Bennett, son of Nathan
Bennett, of Foster, Rhode Island, mar-
ried Tryphena Crossman, daughter of
Asahel and Olive (Bliss) Crossman.
Children: Clarissa, Asahel, Nathan,
Tryphena C, Roxanna, Thomas B.,
Olive Rosella, Lydia Almira, Marcelia
Meritta, Pardon Erastus, William Henry,
Ann Eliza and Susan Maria.

(VII) Clarissa Bennett, daughter of
Thomas and Tryphena (Crossman) Ben-
nett, married, May 6, 1832, Jonathan
Corey, of Fall River (see Corey VI).

(The Valentine Line).

(I) John Valentine, said by good
authority to be a son of Francis Valen-
tine, lived for a time in Boston. He is
said by one authority to have been a
second cousin of Thomas Valentine. He
married Mary Lynde, of Boston, daugh-
ter of Samuel, and granddaughter of
Simon Lynde. The former was admitted
to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company of Boston in 1691, and the latter
in 1658. Simon Lynde was born in Lon-
don, in June, 1624, and came to Boston,
about 1650. He was the son of Enoch
and Elizabeth (Digby) Lynde. He mar-
ried, February 22, 1652-53, Hannah New-
gate (or Newdigate). daughter of John
Newgate, who was a hatter in Boston, in
1632. She was born June 28, 1635, and
died December 20, 1684, in the same
house in which she and the most of her
twelve children were born. He died No-
vember 22, 1687. He was an owner of



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land in Freetown, owning three of the
original twenty-six lots in the Freeman's
Purchase, two and one-half of which fell
within the limits of Fall River when the
latter town was set off from Freetown in
1803, and equalled five-twenty-sevenths of
the town. These three lots he gave to
his son, Samuel, who was a merchant in
Boston. Elizabeth Digby was from a
distinguished family in England, as was
the Lynde family, Enoch Lynde being a
shipping merchant in England, where he
died. John Valentine held the office of
advocate-general of the Admiralty Court
at the time of his death, in 1724. He was
a lawyer of distinguished learning and
integrity. He is also said to have been
an aggressive and agreeable speaker.
Samuel Lynde was a member of the first
church in Boston. He died October 2,
1721. His will was dated July 20, 1720.
Through the Lynde family, John Valen-
tine inherited valuable property, and he
was one of the wealthy citizens of Massa-
chusetts. The children of John and
Mary (Lynde) Valentine were: Samuel,
mentioned below; Elizabeth, born Feb-
ruary 22, 1704, married James Gooch ;
John, born November 8, 1706, died Sep-
tember 24, 171 1, in England; Edmond,
born January 16, 1709, died January 30,
1710; Thomas, born August 3, 1713, mar-
ried Elizabeth Gooch ; Mary, born March
23, 1714, married a Durfee ; Edmond, 2d,
born October 22, 1717, died July 4, 1730.
(II) Samuel Valentine, eldest child of
John and Mary (Lynde) Valentine, was
born December 28, 1702, probably in
Boston, and died in Freetown, March 14,
1781. He married (first) in Tiverton,
Rhode Island, June 25, 1729, Abigail Dur-
fee, born in Tiverton, died in Freetown,
July 13, 1765, daughter of William and
Mary Durfee, of Tiverton, and grand-
daughter of Thomas Durfee, born 1643,
who came in 1660 to America from Eng-
land, and died at Portsmouth, Rhode



Island, July, 1712. He married (second)
Rebecca Hall, of Swansea, in October,

1766. His son, William Durfee, born
about 1673, died in Tiverton, 1727. He
had a wife Ann, and daughter Abigail,
born about 1710, who married Samuel
Valentine, as above noted. The children
of Samuel Valentine were: Lynde, born
March 18, 1730, married Sarah Evans, of
Freetown, and died September 10, 1773;
Samuel, born in 1731, married Mary
Evans, of Freetown, and died July 14,
1768; Joseph, married Hannah Strange,
of Freetown ; Mary, married Nathaniel
Bliffins, of Swansea, December 29, 1757;
Lucy, born February 20, 1740, married
Philip Hathaway, of Freetown ; William,
mentioned below ; John, born April 29,
1743, married Hannah Winslow, of Free-
town; David, born October 2, 1745, mar-
ried Hannah Hathaway, of Freetown ;
Abigail, born September 25, 1746, married
Luther Miles, of Freetown.

(III) William Valentine, son of
Samuel and Abigail (Durfee) Valentine,
was born March 17, 1741, in Freetown,
and died there December 2, 1801. He was
a farmer, and married there, March 8,

1767, Sybil Winslow, born September 7,
1748, in Freetown, died in Fall River,
May 20, 1816, daughter of George and
Phebe (Tisdale) Winslow. The children
of William and Sybil (Winslow) Valen-
tine were : Lucy, born May 7, 1768, mar-
ried Harvey Simmons, and died March
17, 1841 ; Phebe, born June 16, 1771, mar-
ried (first) Luther Winslow, and
(second) John Perrit Webb, and died
February 5, 1856; Lois, married Benja-
min Brown, of Freetown ; Prudence, born
May 8, 1777, married William Read, of
Freetown, and died November 15, 1843;
Sybil, mentioned below; Mercy, married
Frederick Winslow, of Fall River; Sally,
married Edmond French, of Berkley;
Edmond, died aged twenty-two years.

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of William and Sybil (Winslow) Valen-
tine, was born December 19, 1779, in
Freetown, and died July 5, 1857, in Fall
River. She married, January 17, 1803, in
Freetown, Colonel Joseph Evans Read, of
that town (see Read VI).

(V) Sarah Ann Read, daughter of
Colonel Joseph Evans and Sybil (Valen-
tine) Read, was born April 17, 1804, and
became the wife of Abraham Bowen, of
Fall River (see Bowen VII).

(The Bliss Line).

The Bliss family seems to be descended
from the Norman family of Blois, gradu-
ally modified to Bloys, Blyse, Blysse,
Blisse, and in America finally to Bliss,
dated back to the time of the Norman
Conquest. The name is not common in
England. The coat-of-arms borne by the
Bliss and Bloys families is the same :
Sable, a bend vaire, between two fleur-de-
lis or. Crest : A hand holding a bundle
of arrows. Motto : Semper sursum. The
ancient traditions of the Bliss family
represent them as living in the south of
England and belonging to the class
known as English yeomanry or farmers,
though at various times some of the
family were knights or gentry. They
owned the houses and lands they occu-
pied, were freeholders and entitled to vote
for members of Parliament. In the early
days they were faithful Roman Catholics,
but later after England had become
Protestant they became Puritans and be-
came involved in the contentions between
Charles I. and Parliament.

(I) Thomas Bliss, the progenitor, lived
in Belstone parish, Devonshire, England.
Very little is known of him except that
he was a wealthy landowner, that he be-
longed to the class stigmatized as
Puritans on account of the purity and
simplicity of their forms of worship, that
he was persecuted by the civil and
religious authorities under the direction



of Archbishop Laud, and that he was mal-
treated, impoverished and imprisoned and
finally ruined in health, as well as finan-
cially, by the many indignities and hard-
ships forced on him b)» the intolerant
church party in power. He is supposed
to have been born about 1550 or 1560.
The date of his death was 1635 or about
that year. When the Parliament of 1628
assembled, Puritans or Roundheads, as
the Cavaliers called them, accompanied
the members to London. Two of the sons
of Thomas Bliss, Jonathan and Thomas,
rode from Devonshire on iron grey
horses, and remained for some time in
the city — long enough at least for the
kings officers and spies to learn their
names and condition, and whence they
came, and from that time forth with
others who had gone to London on the
same errand they were marked for de-
struction. They were soon fined a thou-
sand pounds for non-conformity and
thrown into prison where they remained
many weeks. Even old Mr. Thomas
Bliss, their father, was dragged through
the streets with the greatest indignity.
On another occasion the officers of the
high commission seized all their horses
and sheep except one poor ewe that in
its fright ran into the house and took
refuge under a bed. At another time the
three brothers, with twelve other Pur-
itans, were led through the marketplace
in Okehampton with ropes around their
necks and fined heavily, and Jonathan
and his father were thrown into prison
where the sufferings of the son eventually
caused his death. The family was unable
to secure the release of both Jonathan
and his father, so the younger man had
to remain in prison and at Exeter he
suffered thirty-five lashes with a three-
corded whip which tore his back in a cruel
manner. Before Jonathan was released
the estate had to be sold. The father
and mother went to live with their daugb-



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ter who had married a man of the Estab-
lished Church, Sir John Calcliffe. The
remnant of the estate was divided among
the three sons who were advised to go
to America where they might escape
persecution. Thomas and George feared
to wait for Jonathan who was still very
ill and left England in the fall of 1635
with their families. Thomas Bliss, son
of Jonathan and grandson of Thomas (1)
Bliss, remained with his father, who
finally died, and the son then came to
join his uncles and settled near Thomas.
At various times their sister sent from
England boxes of shoes, clothing and
articles that could not be procured in the
colonies, and it is through her letters
long preserved, but now lost, that knowl-
edge of the Devonshire family was pre-
served. Children : Jonathan, mentioned
below; Thomas, born in Belstone, Eng-
land, about 1585 ; Elizabeth, married Sir
John Calcliffe, of Belstone ; George, born
1 591, settled at Lynn and Sandwich, Mas-
sachusetts, and Newport, Rhode Island ;
Mary or Polly.

(II) Jonathan Bliss, son of Thomas
Bliss, of Belstone, was born about 1580
at Belstone, died in England in 1635-36.
On account of his non-conformity views
he was persecuted and suffered heavy
fines, eventually dying at an early age
from a fever contracted in prison. Four
children are said to have died in infancy
and two grew up : Thomas, mentioned
below ; Mary.

(III) Thomas (2) Bliss, son of Jona-
than Bliss, of Belstone, England, was
born there, and on the death of his father
in 1636 he went to Boston, Massachu-
setts, and from there to Braintree, same
State. He next went to Hartford, Con-
necticut, and finally to Weymouth, Mas-
sachusetts, whence in 1643 ne joined in
making a settlement at Rehoboth. He
was made freeman at Cambridge, May 18,
1642, and in Plymouth Colony, January

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4, 1645. In June, 1645, ne drew land at
the Great Plain, Seekonk ; in 1646 he was
fence viewer; surveyor of highways in
1647. He died at Rehoboth in June, 1649,
and is buried in the graveyard at Seekonk,
Massachusetts, now Rumford, East
Providence, Rhode Island. His will was
proved June 8, 1649. His wife's name
was Ide. Children: Jonathan, mentioned
below; daughter, married Thomas Wil-
liams; Mary, married Nathaniel Harmon,
of Braintree ; Nathaniel, seems to have
left no descendants of the Bliss name.

(IV) Jonathan (2) Bliss, son of Thomas
(2) and Ide Bliss, was born about 1625 in
England, and in 1655 was made freeman
of the Plymouth Colony. He was ap-
pointed "way warden" at the town meet-
ing in Rehoboth, May 24, 1652, and May
17, 1655, was on the grand jury. He was
a blacksmith, was made a freeman in Re-
hoboth, February 22, 1658, drew land,
June 22, 1658, and was one of the eighty
who made what is known as the North
Purchase. He married, 1648-49, Miriam
Harmon, probably a sister of his sister's
husband. He died in 1687. The inven-
tory of his estate was sworn to May 23,
1687; the magistrate was the famous gov-
ernor, Sir Edmund Andros. Children:
Ephraim, born 1649; Rachel, December
1, 1651; Jonathan, March 4, 1653, died
same year; Mary, September 31 (sic),
1655; Elizabeth, January 29, 1657;
Samuel, June 24, 1660; Martha, April,
1663 ; Jonathan, mentioned below (some-
times recorded Timothy) ; Dorothy, Jan-
uary 27, 1668; Bethia, August, 1671.

(V) Jonathan (3) Bliss, fourth son of
Jonathan (2) and Miriam (Harmon)
Bliss, was born September 17, 1666, and
died October 16, 1719. His name was
sometimes recorded Timothy. He was a
man of standing and influence in Reho-
both and held various town offices. It is
said that he gave the land for the old
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both Village whereon a church was built.
He married (first) June 23, 1691, Miriam
Carpenter, born October 26, 1674, died
May 21, 1706, daughter of William and
Miriam (Searles) Carpenter. Her brother
Daniel married Bethia Bliss, her hus-
band's sister. Jonathan Bliss married
(second) April 10, 1711, Mary French, of
Rehoboth, who married (second), as his
third wife, Peter Hunt, and died Decem-
ber 10, 1754, aged seventy. Children:
Jonathan, born June 5, 1692, died May 3,



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