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Roger Nash Baldwin

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Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

    Jonathan Bliss

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    • 6th Great-grandfather of Roger Nash Baldwin — 9th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 322 
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    • Christening Date:
    • 2 Apr 1626 
    • Christening Location:
    • Daventry, Northamptonshire, England 
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    • Burial Date:
    • Jun 1687 
    • Burial Location:
    • Palmer River Churchyard Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts 
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    • Experience Bliss (Ahnentafel No:161 )

      Samuel Bliss

      Rachel Bliss

      Jonathan Bliss

      Bethia Bliss

    • Notes: 
    • Many sources claim that Jonathan Bliss's wife was a Miriam Harmon, sister of Nathaniel Harmon. This is no longer believed to be true. There is no evidence that Nathaniel Harmon had a sister named Miriam, and there is no evidence that Jonathan Bliss married a woman named Miriam, let alone a Miriam Harmon. Also, some confuse the wife of his son Jonathan, who was Miriam Carpenter, with the wife of this Jonathan. At this time, Jonathan's wife is still considered unknown.

      A circumstantial case was made by Gene Zubrinsky (NEHGS 151:31-37) that Jonathan Bliss's wife was named Rachel and a daughter of George Puffer of Braintree. Further evidence is needed to support his theory.

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  • Sources for Jonathan Bliss

    • 4 Bliss, Aaron Tyler, Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, Vol. 1, Midland, Michigan: Published by the Author (1982), 36, 44-45.
    • 5 Bliss, John Homer, Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, From About the Year 1550-1880, Boston, Massachusetts: Printed by the Author (1881), 39.
    • 6 Chaffee, William Henry, The Chaffee Genealogy: Embracing the Chafe, Chafy, Chafie, Chafey, Chafee . . .Descendants of Thomas Chaffe 1636-1909, New York: The Grafton Press (1909), 13, claims Jonathan's wife was Miriam Harmon.
    • 7 Jacobus, Donald Lines, ed., The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, Woodstock, Vermont: N. Grier Parke, II (1960), 119.
    • 8 Mann, George S., Mann Memorial, A Record of the Mann Family in America: Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Mann . . ., Boston: Press of David Clapp and Son (1884), 29.

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