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Family of Eli Cooley BLISS and Mary Western VEAZIE

Eli Cooley BLISS b. 1794~1783 at Boston, MA1783. d. 1863 Dec 21784 at Chelsea, MA1784.
Mary Western VEAZIE b. 1808 Aug 16854 at Boston, MA854. d. 1900 Dec 215289 at Chelsea, MA5289.

Married1783 1852 Oct 41783 at Chelsea, MA1783.

Mary W Veazie's marriage to Eli Bliss was her first marriage, his third.

Those interested in the Bliss family1784 in America would do well to peruse "Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America.." available on several sites on the internet. The information herein attributed to that source have been moderately researched and found to be accurate.

Eli Cooley Bliss married first1784 Lucy Tufts (no further information.) He married second Adaline Veazie in 1829. Following Adaline's death, he married third Adaline's sister (living with them in 1850), Mary Weston Veazie.

All children listed herein were the issue of Eli and Adaline.

Boston Births: Mary's middle name was incorrectly transcribed as "Westoz." She is mentioned in the will5499 of her father Eli Veazie, signed Mar 9, 1852, as "daughter Mary Western Veazie."

In 1850, Mary is living1758 in the household of Eli C Bliss and his wife, her sister, Adaline. Two years later, she would be married to Eli.

In 1865, following Eli's death, Mary, now widowed, was head of household4355. Residing with her were (step-)daughter Florence, (step-)daughter Lucy McNear, Lucy's husband Samuel McNear, grandson George McNear, and stepsons Eli and Charles. In 1900, at the age of 91, Mary resided1763 with her widowed son Eli in Chelsea, MA.

Mary W Bliss died5289, probably in Chelsea, MA, as the peition for administration lists 325 Chestnut St, Chelsea, as her last address. The petitioner was Francis W Veazie, "nephew of said deceased." The petition was submitted May 10, 1901, and registered Jun 3, 1901.

That petition5289 contains a long list of heirs-at-law and next-of-kin. Each name was accompanied by a residence and relationship. Mainly nieces and nephews, the list also mentioned children of her niece Ellen (Veazie) Dixey, her niece Anna (Hardwick) Flint, her niece Mary (Hardwick) Tilden, and her nephew Fred Hardwick.

854. Massachusetts, Boston Births 1700-1800, 1800-1849 ( - online databases)
1758. 1850 Fed Census MA, Suffolk Co., Chelsea;
1759. 1860 Fed Census MA, Suffolk Co., Chelsea;
1763. 1900 Fed Census MA, Suffolk Co., Chelsea;
1783. Massachusetts, Chelsea Marriages, Mass Vital Records, 1841-1910;
1784. Bliss Genealogy; Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America from about 1550-1880; John Homer Bliss; Boston;
4355. 1865 State Census MA, Suffolk Co., Chelsea;
4358. 1855 State Census MA, Suffolk Co., Chelsea;
5289. Bliss, Mary W, petition for administration by Francis W Veazie, Massachusetts Wills and Probate;
5499. Massachusetts Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991;