The Tallman Family

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This project is an attempt to compile the complete genealogy of ALL the Tallman families in North America (US and Canada). Any additional information or corrections, would be greatly appreciated. Any information on Tallman lines that I do not have would also be appreciated.

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  • ID: I207374
  • Name: Thomas Bliss
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Surname: Bliss
  • Suffix: Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1590 in Canterbury, Gloucestershire, England 6
  • Death: Bef 14 Feb 1651 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA 1 6
  • Event: Alt. Birth Bet 1590 and 1595 England 1
  • Note:
    From the WorldConnect Database: "Sanford-Shulsen Family", by Evelyn Beran:

    "John Homer Bliss' "Genealogy of the Bliss Family" and Charles Hoppin's "The Bliss Book" both trace the ancestry of Thomas Bliss who settled at Rehoboth, and contain nothing pertaining to the ancestry of Thomas Bliss of Hartford. County Gloucester is definitely "Bliss country" in terms of wills and baptismal/marriage records, but nothing has been found to prove the ancestry of Thomas Bliss of Hartford.

    Myrtle Stevens Hyde identified Margaret, wife of Thomas Bliss, as the daughter of John Hulins of Rodborough, county Gloucester, England, and found the baptism of their son Nathaniel at Rodborough, but did not identify where the young couple lived. A later article in TAG 60 said: "The marriage is recorded in the registers of the parish of St. Nicholas, city of Gloucester: '1621. Thomas Blisse and Margret Hulings weere married October the 18th'. The "Nathaniel son of Thomas Blisse" baptized on 28 December 1622 at Rodborough, eleven miles south of Gloucester, was surely the first child of Thomas and Margaret. Frequently first children were baptized in their maternal grandparents' parish, even though the young parents resided elsewhere."

    Thomas immigrated to New England with his family about 1635. On 24 February 1639/1640 Thomas was granted 36 acres at Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony, at a cost of 3 shillings per acre on the basis of a family of nine. That same month he was recorded at Hartford CT, owning several pieces of land, on one of which he built a home. He was not an original proprietor of Hartford, but is listed on the Founders Monument. He was a freeman.

    His home lot at Hartford, #58, adjoined that of his son Thomas (#59). On 4 March 1646 Thomas was fined 2s-6p "for not trayneing".

    The probate record shows that Inventory for Thomas Bliss of Hartford was taken 14 February 1650; inventory amounted to 86-12-08. His nuncupative will was admitted on the testimony of John Pinchon, Hen: Smith and daughter Mary Parsons of Springfield. Thomas desired that his wife should have the entire estate for life. On 20 February 1650/1651 the court granted "Adms. to the Relict, She to keep the whole Estate in her Hands for her Use and the Education of the children during her life, then to be divided among the Children, viz: to Lawrence, to John, to Samuel, to Hester, to Elizabeth, to Hannah and to Sarah Bliss." Thomas, Ann, Mary and Nathaniel presumably had received their portions at marriage. "

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    From the WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT", by Julie Barrows:

    "WILL: Inventory 14 Feb 1650. "
    ==================== End of Notes ====================




    Father: Thomas Bliss b: Abt 1560

    Marriage 1 Margaret Hulins b: 1594 in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: 18 Oct 1612 in St. Nicholas, Gloucester, , Gloucestershire, England 1
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 18 Oct 1621 in Canterbury, Gloucestershire, England 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Ann Bliss b: 1617 in Belstone, , Devonshire, England
    2. Has Children Nathaniel Bliss b: Abt 1622 in Rodborough, , Gloucestershire, England c: 28 Dec 1622 in Rodborough, , Gloucestershire, England
    3. Has Children Mary Bliss b: Abt 1628 in Canterbury, Gloucestershire, England
    4. Has Children Sarah Bliss b: 1635 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
    5. Has Children John Bliss b: 1640 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA

    Sources:
    1. Media: Online Database
      Title: WorldConnect Database: "Sanford-Shulsen Family"
      Author: Evelyn Beran
      Publication: January 24, 2008; RootsWeb.com
      Date: 5 Jun 2008
      Note:
      Quality: Exceptional
      Repository:
        Name: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sanford-shulsen
    2. Title: Early Days in New England: Life & times of Henry Burt of Springfield
      Note:
      **** [Note: This source was added during the import of the WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT", by Julie Barrows, dated 10 Sep 2009. Imported on 4 Mar 2011.]
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com

      Page: 257
      Quality: 3
    3. Media: Book
      Title: History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, 1886
      Author: Rev. Samuel B. Orcutt
      Publication: Fairfield County Historical Society, 1886
      Note:
      **** [Note: This source was added during the import of the WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT", by Julie Barrows, dated 10 Sep 2009. Imported on 4 Mar 2011.]
      Repository:
        Name: Newtown Library-Genealogy Dept
        Main Street
        Newtown, CT

      Page: vol. 2 p. 1202
      Quality: 3
    4. Media: Book
      Title: Families of Ancient Windsor
      Author: Henry R. Styles
      Publication: Hartford, CT, 1892
      Note:
      **** [Note: This source was added during the import of the WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT", by Julie Barrows, dated 10 Sep 2009. Imported on 4 Mar 2011.]
      Repository:
        Name: Newtown Library-Genealogy Dept
        Main Street
        Newtown, CT

      Page: 107
      Quality: 3
    5. Media: Book
      Title: Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts
      Publication: Chicago, IL; J H Beers & Co.; 1912
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com

      Page: 809
      Quality: 3
    6. Title: "WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT"," database, RootsWeb.com
      Author: Julie Barrows [j_barrows@sbcglobal.net]
      Publication: (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=blackandnob : 10 September 2009)
      Page: ); Julie Barrows.
      Quality: 3
    7. Title: "WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT"," database, RootsWeb.com
      Author: Julie Barrows [j_barrows@sbcglobal.net]
      Publication: (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=blackandnob : 10 September 2009)
      Page: ); Julie Barrows.

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    This project is an attempt to compile the complete genealogy of ALL the Tallman families in North America (US and Canada). Any additional information or corrections, would be greatly appreciated. Any information on Tallman lines that I do not have would also be appreciated.

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