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1 "St. James Catholic Church" Family: F018
2 (ByBauus, Presby Church?) Family: F229
3 Ellen and Henry met around 1907 when Ellen came to work in the confectionary store owned by Henry. Family: F007
4 In 1930 Mary is listed on the US Census as living with her "sister" Annie Hopkins (Doo-Doo) at 12 Andrew Street in Cambrige, MA. Bert was listed as living with his mother Amelia, as well as some siblings, in Cambridge. The following year, Amelia died at 13 Andrew Street in Cambridge. It is assumbed that Mary and Bert met while living accross the street from one another. They were married 4 years later in 1935. Family: F002
5 intention at Shirley Family: F077
6 probably not the correct Sarah... Family: F060
7 RS141B7
Index to New Brunswick Marriages
Date 1900 | 11 | 10 (Y-M-D)
Parish ----
Number 2447
Reference B4/1900
Microfilm F15594  
Family: F005
8 The spelling looked like Lumanville, but was probably Lorneville. Family: F234
9 Alley George F. Boston 1900 507 605 Death
Alley George T. Boston 1875 273 127 Marriage

Alley George E. Lynn 1847-48 28 131 Birth
Alley George Elliott Lynn 1844-45 10 120 Birth
Alley George Winn Lynn 1848-49 34 282 Birth

Alley George J. Salem 1909 85 40 Death
Alley George W. Lynn 1907 64 327 Death
Alley George W. Watertown 1904 95 284 Death
Alley George Wenham 1897 472 623 Death

Alley George Beverly 1867 199 160 Marriage
Alley George Wenham 1867 199 294 Marriage
Alley George H Ashland 1874 263 43 Marriage
Alley George H Marlborough 1874 263 151 Marriage
Alley George W. Lynn 1882 334 293 Marriage
Alley George W. Lynn 1886 370 280 Marriage
Alley George Warren Lynn 1853 69 237 Marriage

probably not:
Alley George A. Lynn 1883 346 247 Death
Alley George S. Lawrence 1881 328 221 Death
Alley George E. Lynn 1880 319 239 Death
Alley George Ipswich 1869 220 194 Death
Alley George F. Lynn 1869 220 214 Death
Alley George Nantucket 1867 205 216 Death
Alley George S. Lynn 1846-47 26 102 Death

Alley George W. Salem 1910 594 695 Marriage
Alley George Henry Lynn 1906 562 528 Marriage
Alley George P. Lynn 1909 586 572 Marriage
Alley George R. Brookline 1903 538 15 Marriage
Alley George R. Norwood 1903 538 79 Marriage
Alley George B. Boston 1902 527 90 Marriage
George F. ALLEY
10 Alley Joseph H. Chelsea 1869 222 211 Death
Alley Joseph H. Salem 1869 220 245 Death

Alley Julia Salem 1866 192 209 Death
Alley Julia M. H. Chelsea 1866 194 157 Death

Alley Joseph H. Barnstable 1881 328 2 Death
Alley Joseph Lynn 1856 102 141 Death
Alley Joseph Newburyport 1880 319 265 Death  
Joseph H. ALLEY
11 Alley Marguerite Edwina Boston 1886 396 154 Birth  Marguerite ALLEY
12 She must have died before 1911, because she is not on the 1911 Canadian census with her husband Jessie, son James "Albert" and Amelia Ogden.
d. 1900 according to - ginast1 tree. (Georgina Lovett) 
Rebecca ANGUS
13 Alley Jessie Middleton 1887 403 360 Birth
Alley Jessie Ellen Lynn 1868 205 235 Birth
Alley Jessie Stedman Lynn 1896 457 466 Birth
Alley Jennie Blanche I. Boston 1877 288 38 Birth  
Jessie B.ALLEY
14 "of Westford; had French and Indian War service, and was also in the Revolution, the descriptive roll of 1779 describing him as 5'8-1/2", of light complexion." (sic) (Story of the Bloods) Aaron BLOOD
15 Lived in Chelmsford, Ashby, and Stoddard, NH (Story of the Bloods) Abigail BLOOD
16 Need to confirm Abigail BLOOD
17 Asa enlisted April 7, 1781 according to Roll

According to Asa's pension file (with signature matching deed): He enlisted in January of 1781 into Captain Isaac Frye's company commanded by Colonel Dearborn in the 1st NH Regiment, (his brother Thomas Blood served under Captain Isaac Fry from 1777 until 1780 - but under Scammel in the 3rd NH) and he was discharged in December of 1781. The British under Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 178.

same Asa?? (note Capt Nichols co.):???
Participants in the Battles of Saratoga
BLOOD, Asa MA Charlton
Private, Capt. John Nickols's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.;
marched 27 Sep 1777, for 14 days. More info.
(the more info:)
Blood, Asa:
Additional military information: Private, Capt. Nathaniel Clap's co., Col.
Benjamin Hawes's regt.; from 26 Jul to 15 Aug 1778; at Rhode Island; also,
Capt. March Chase's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; from 22 Sep to 12 Dec
1778; at Dorchester. Ref. MA01
MA01 - Massachusetts Commonwealth; Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in
the War of the Revolution (17 vols); Wright and Potter Printing Co.,
(Boston, 1896); Additional information can be found at the New York
State Library, CMA callnum: 973.3444 qA2. 
18 alive and a widow Sept 25, 1792 per deed (Story of the Bloods) Dorcas BLOOD
19 "of Groton; Yeoman and Cordwainer.
Ebenezer was of Concord as late as 1718 but probably moved to Groton on the occasion of his marriage.
He served in the scouting expeditions against the Indians (see Nourse's Lancaster).
In 1733 he was brought before Court of Sessions for non-attendance at public worship, but his excuse was accepted.
Both Thomas Chamberlain and Ebenezer Blood lived at Baddecook (Groton?)" (Story of the Bloods 
Ebenezer BLOOD
20 Ebenezer joined the Revolutionary War shortly after the battles at Lexington and Concord. He enlisted as a Private in Benjaman Mann's Company of Col. James Reed's Regiment (3rd NH) on April 23, 1775.

Ebenezer Blood was taken prisoner at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, and never returned home. The New Hampshire legislative House voted (sometime between 12/17/1777 - 1/3/1778) to pay his father (Ebenezer Blood) L4.16, in full for his sons clothes lost there. His name is listed among the dead of the battle on the placques at Bunker Hill in Charlestown, as well as a gravestone in Mason. 
Ebenezer BLOOD, III
21 alive March 19, 1789 and lived in Westford per deed (Story of the Bloods) Hannah BLOOD
22 John apparently never married and no where did he record his age. John was found dead with a gun in his hand on October 30, 1682, presumably accidentally killing himself while hunting. "Saturday night November 11, (1682)... One Blood of Concord about 7 days since or less was found dead in the woods, leaning his breast on a log. Had been seeking some creatures. Oh! what strange work is the Lord about to bring to pass?" - papers of Samuel Sewall (The Story of the Bloods, by Harris) John BLOOD
23 "of Chelmsford and Pepperell; of Westford at marriage #1;
Josiah had French and Indian War service; also Revolutionary War service and was a prisoner.
Census of 1790 Chelmsford 1-1-4.
Although Chelmsford was his home he appeared for a time at Mason in 178
he was again out of Chelmsford in 1794, this time in Westford and when he tried to come back to his home he was warned out.**
of Pepperell at death." (Story of the Bloods)
**Warining out is the expelling (on paper only, or actually) of indigent residents or newcomers in Colonial and post-Revolutionary American settlements. (see Warning Out In New England, Josiah Benton, 1995) 
Josiah BLOOD
24 of Hollis, Mason, Washington, NH by 1776; finally settling in Putney, VT by 1780 (Story of the Bloods) Mary BLOOD
25 possibly married Cheney Meriam
Polly Merriam and Asa Merriam were present at the death of Thomas Blood on June 24, 1835. 
26 "'Council held in Boston, New England July 30, 1686'. The Keeper of the Prison at Cambridge petitions 'that Robert Blood the Younger prisoner for Debt... upon the 25th of May 1686... did break prison,' the keeper 'praying that he may have a warrant... to apprehend and return the said Blood to Prison until he shall have satisfied the debt...' 'Ordered: that the Secretary do forthwith grant his warrant...'
The Imprisonment apparently was the outcome of a suit which appeared in Suffolk Court in April 1685, the case of Samuel Knight of Woburn vs. Robert Blood, Jr., Knight presenting a bill of goods dated December 21, 1684 and consisting of 'trucking cloth, powder, shot, powder horns, tobacco, flint, spring knives, rings, tin shoes,' amounting to L6-09-11. These were obviously for trading purposes, primarily, it would seem, with inland settlers. His brothers Simon, age 23, and Josiah, age 21, testified that Robert had told Knight he was 'willing to reckon with him.' Robert was credited with 'bear skins, rackoon skins, deer skins, bever skins, 'etc and his (tin?) and horse, together with goods returned. Unfortunately the goods did not cover the bill and he was forced to languish in jail. A deposition made in 1694 shows he had been released by 1688, but details are not known. Some years later he removed to South Carolina and in June of 1701 a guardian was appointed for his son (Ebenezer) (though this does not mean he died in this year). Whether monetary troubles were the cause of his removal or not is not know.
Possibly he went (to South Carolina) with Samuel Page of Groton who removed to that state, but returned in 1718.
(Robert was listed as deceased in Middlesex deed 21:429 dated 1720.)
(The Story of the Bloods) 
Robert BLOOD
27 "of Pepperell, Husbandman;
Census of 1790 shows Robert and his wife living in Pepperell. By Mdlsx deed 76:383 we see that they lived a short time in northern NH: "late resident of Pepperil District now resident of a place called Cohorse in New Hampshire..." This deed dated Oct. 10, 1774 sells his wife's share of her father's land in Groton. The place shoud be spelled "Coos" Probably they did not remain long." (Story of the Bloods) 
Robert BLOOD
28 I had written: "Ruddington, county of Nottingham, England/Ruddington, England" Robert BLOOD
29 Robert Blood "was untamed, independent, perhaps even unruly... He with is brother John were previously of Lynn, and later, the proprietors of an independent plantation outside the limits of any town - a rare thing in Puritan New England where settlements were organized by groups of persons with the Church as their cohesive element. This property, so long referred to on the records as Bloods Farms was first occupied by John and Robert Blood sometime before 1651." (The Story of the Bloods, by Harris) An original grant consisting of 1400 acres with additional aquisitions through the rights of Roberts father in law as well as purchases from the Indians enlarged the original area until it included much of present town of Carlisle and extended westward to the Chelmsford lines and southward to the Concord bounds."

"The Lynn presentments 9:5:1647 at the Salem Quarterly Court read as follows: 'John Blood presented for uttering mutinous words in a public place, tending to disturbance of the peace,' and 'Robert Blood presented for abusing William Knight in provoking speeches, challenging him to a fight, pushing him with his arm and breaking his fence in which he had impounded some of his cattle; and for abusing Henry Rodes, seeking to take away a tree that belonged to Rodes, pushing him with his arm and threatening him.' John and Robert were also witness in a case of a servant striking his master with a pitchfork.

There is no doubt however that Robert Blood (1628-1701), who was born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and married Elizabeth Willard (1636-1690) on 8 Apr. 1653 in Concord, Middlesex County, arrived much earlier, possibly with his father James Blood.

We have been unable yet to tie Robert into our branch of the Blood genealogy although it is an intriguing possibility than he could be related through Edmund Blood's son Robert (b.c.1570), younger brother of Captain Edmund Blood (1568-1640), or through an earlier association. It may be relevant to note that Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and Makeney, Derbyshire are only 20 miles or so apart.

The Ruddington Bloods are known, see Descendants of William Blood (1710), to have had links with Methodism and the Framework Knitters. For example a group of Primitive Methodists was recorded meeting in Ruddington at the house of John Blood (1777-1833) and his family of twelve.

Robert and Elizabeth Blood had thirteen children: Mary (1655-1723), Elizabeth (1656-1734), Sarah (1658-1741), Robert (1659-1701), Simon (1662-1692), Josiah (1664-1731), John (1666-1689), Ellen (1669-1690), Samuel (1671-1740), James (1673-1738), Ebenezer (1676-1680/9), Jonathan (1679-1778) and Abigail (b.1679). Robert and Elizabeth are buried at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Much of the history of the Concord Bloods is to be found in A History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts from Its Earliest Settlement to 1832, and of the Adjoining Towns, Bedford, Acton, Lincoln, and Carlisle by Lemuel Shattuck (1835).

Pagey Elliott (b.1913) grew up with dogs and horses in Lexington, where she was born. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1935 and later bred Golden Retrievers and Connemara ponies, in Carlisle. In 1946, she and Dr. Elliott bought what they called the River Road Farm, a farmhouse and 64-acre parcel purchased from the estate of Mason Garfield, the grandson of President James A. Garfield. The house, dating back to 1701, was originally part of the Blood Farms, established by the Blood family who were Carlisle's original settlers. The property borders River and Skelton Roads, and extends to the Concord River in the back.
Robert BLOOD
30 Baptismal records found at Nottingham record office (by Jane Sencer per genforum 340-341.html):

Blud, John son of Robert Bludd christened 24 July, 1625, Rempstone
Bludd, Robert son of Robert Bludd christened 25 November, 1627, Rempstone

Rempstone is 6-8 miles from Ruddington 
Robert Bludd or James BLOOD
31 (from Vital Records of Groton)
1. Moses Bennett, jr. 2/17/1746-7 (24 yrs. old) (ref to First Church record) 
32 This should be Sarah blood who married John Sloan, then Peter Saunderson. Sarah BLOOD
33 Questions:
1. Is this Sarah the daughter of Thomas and Molly Blood?
a. Not if she is the sister of Nathan Blood (Salem)
b. John Simon later owns property in Mason (a deed of Sarah's
brother Asa was found among family documents)
Further research at the Registry in Nashua -
Simon bought the farm FROM Thomas Blood!
c. A note written inside Henry Simon's bakery documents states that
"Thomas Blood born in Mason N.H. 1757 and died 1835, father of
Sarah Russel Blood Simon fathers' mother."
2. Why did she not name some of her children for her parents or siblings?
3. How is it that Sarah (a farmers daughter from Mason, NH) came to marry a French cooper in Boston?
4. Where did the name Russell come from? Is it a middle name? A name from a previous marriage? Someone Thomas fought with during the war?
5. Is she a twin of Ebenezer?

supposed from Groton, Mass. he was in West Dunstable in 1738 and signed the petition for the charter, and was a soldier in the French war in 1758. Five of his sons, viz., Nathaniel, Francis, Daniel, Timothy and Nathan, were soldiers in the Revolution, the last named of whom was killed at Bunker Hill.  
Sarah Russell BLOOD
34 see Deaths in Salem Gazette (1831) Sarah Russell BLOOD
35 "States to have had 'excessive fits' at time of settlement of his father's estate;
under care of brother Ebenezer in 1749, but died before 1778"
(Story of the Bloods) 
Thomas BLOOD
36 Thomas was believed to have faught in the Battle of Bunker Hill along with both of his brothers. However, no evidence of that has been found, except the following written "genealogy", believed to have been written by Stephen H. Simon. Thomas was 16 years and 3 months old at the time of the Battle.
"Genealogy: Fathers' grandfather and his two brothers were in the Battle of Bunker Hill. June 17, 1775. Grandfather Thomas Blood born in Mason, N.H. 1757 and died 1835, father of Sarah Russell Blood Simon, fathers' mother. The brothers names were Asa Blood and Ebenezer Blood Jr. Ebenezer never returned from the battle. Their fathers name was Ebenezer."

Thomas is known to have faught in the War, having served in Washington's Army. He enlisted 23 Apr 1777, one month after his 18th birthday, and served for 3 years until 1 May 1780 as a Private in Captain Isaac Frye's Company of Colonel Scammel's 3rd New Hampshire Regiment. He was recruited by Frye on April 28 along with David Ball and Nathaniel Fish (or Nathan; possibly his uncle or cousin?? "Nathan" deserted May 1, 1778, possibly never returned from furlough?) on April 30. They marched to Fort Ticonderoga from May 2 until May 10, 1777. Frye returned home May 12 for a third group of recruits, returning to Fort Ti on June 25. Thomas faught and was injured during the Battle of Saratoga; appears to have missed the encampment at Valley Forge that followed due to "sick leave" and "furlough". He appears to have been part of the Sullivan Campaign of 1779. He was discharched at West Point.

The 1777 Battle of Ticonderoga occurred between July 2 & 6, 1777. The "battle" consisted of military manoeuvres more closely resembling troop movements with minor skirmishes than an actual battle. General Burgoyne arrived in Quebec in May. By July 1 his 8,000 man army was 4 miles from Ticonderoga. Burgoyne gave the order to advance on July 2, and there were minor skirmishes that followed resulting in 7 American casulties and about 5 British. By July 4 they occupied Sugar Loaf (now known as Mount Defiance) high above the fort surrounding the defences of General Arthur St. Clair's under-strength force of 3,000 men. On the morning of July 5, St. Clair's war council made the decision to retreat, but to wait until nightfall since they were completely exposed. The British occupied the forts without firing a shot.

According to Frye records (from Charlie Frye)
(Schuyler, Army Commander; St. Clair, Division Commander; Poor, Brigade Commander; Scammell, Regiment Commander; Frye, Company Commander)
They evacuated Fort Ti under St. Clair (Div. Cmdr) on July 6, 1777 and marched 16 miles to Hubbardton; after a pause, the main body of the army marched on to Castleton (2nd Lt. Sam Leeman missing along with Jonathan Foster & Aaron Oliver). On July 7, St. Clair marched 10 miles to Rutland, arriving around 9 AM, hoping to find stragglers from the Battle of Hubbardton*(1). St. Clair's forces marched all the way to Dorset (33 mi) where he writes Schuyler, they don't stay long. July 8, they marched into Arlington (15 mi) passing through Manchester, VT. From July 9 to July 12, St. Clair's forces make their way to Fort Edwards where they join Schuyler.
On July 29, Schuyler moves the army south under pressure from Burgoyne (5 mi), and on the 30th they continue south to Schuylerville (7 mi); on the 31st they continue 16 miles to Stillwater.
August 12 to September 7, Schuyler moves south; Poor's brigade is stationed 5 miles up the Mohawk River at what looks to be a ferry (Loudons Ferry), while the rest of the army moved to Van Schaik's island at the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. On September 4, Captain Frye and a 40 man scouting party were ambushed by Fort Hunter Mohawk warriors who were moving north having abandoned Fort Hunter, loosing 9 men (the rank and file were from Livingston's 1st Canadian Regiment).
On September 7, they move back to the main Army, as Gates has begun the process of moving the Army north. September 8 to 9, they arrive at Bemis Heights, encamped on the left wing under Arnold (the right wing was under Lincoln).
(Gates, Army commander; Arnold, Division commander)
September 13, arrive at Bemis Heights, encamped on left wing.
September 19, they fought in the American center against Burgoyne's center (Pvt. Josiah Stone killed, and Ebenezer Drury taken prisoner. 1st Regiment to be recalled after Burgoyne's artillary was brought to bear).
October 7, they fought on the left wind against Acland (Pvt. John Murphy, Sgt. Seth Shacklefield, and Cpl John Rawlins were killed).
On October 11, Gates moved the army 15 miles north to stay near Burgoyne and to cut off his escape to the north. (no Division commander listed - maybe because Arnold had been injurred.)
October 18 & 19, the army supplies and reorganizes (sick & furloughs) before marching to Valley Forge. Thomas Blood was listed as "Sick Absent" and "on furlough" for the Valley Forge rolls; he may have travelled to Charlestown December 17, 1777. The Army marched 32 miles to Albany. From October 24 to November 10, the Army marches 87 miles south to Fishkill, and then 20 miles to Peekskill on the 13th, on route to Valley Forge. On the 14th they continue 8 miles to Stoney Point.
Around December 19, 1777 the army arrives at Valley Forge. Many of Frye's company were sick; he and his company were likely grouped with another small company. Nathan(iel) Fish deserted May 1, 1778 (but he had been listed as on Furlough?). Frye and his men at Valley Forge marched 12 miles on May 18, 1778 in Lafayette's Expedition to Barren Hill, and returned May 22, 1778.
[the Battle of Monmouth was June 28, 1778 - as Washington overtook Clinton after he evaculated Philadelphia intending to concentrate his army in New York.]
July 12 to August 4, 1778, Frye rejoins the Army at White Plains after being sick at Valley Forge in June and July (147 miles). Thomas Blood appears to have rejoined the Army by July 22, 1778 at the camp in North Castle; and is in White Plains August 5. They both appear to have missed the Battle of Monmouth, the last major battle in the Northern Theater.
September 11, Poor's Brigade moves to Danbury for Winter Quarters (8 miles to Westchester on the 11th; 8 miles on the 12th; 8 miles to Ridgefield on the 16th; 7 miles to Danbury on September 18th);
October 18 to 25, 1778, Poor's brigade moves to Hartford (62 mile march); [the rolls then list Blood at Camp Reading in November] and November 23 to 30th the brigade moves back to Danbury into winter quarters.
December 5, 1778, an alarm is given and Poor's brigade marches to Bedford (21 mi). December 8 to 9 they return to winter quarters at Danbury.
December 23, 1778 to January 20, 1779 Frye is on Furlough (marches 181 miles home).
[from December 1778 through March 1779 Thomas Blood is listed in 2nd Captains Company, and On Command through February]
April 1 to 25, 1779, Frye is on Furlough (marches 205 miles home). The rest of the Army appears to be at Camp Soldiers Fortune by April.
May 17, 1779, (Washington, Army cmdr; Sullivan, Div cmdr; Poor, Brigade cmdr.; Dearborn, Reg cmdr.), march from Camp Soldier's Fortune through Fishkill toward Easton. They arrive in Easton May 26, 1779 and stay until June 18 when they march off to Wyoming.
[The Sullivan Expedition (or Sullivan Campaign) began on June 18 when the army marched from Easton, PA until October 3, when it abandoned Fort Sullivan to return to New Jersey. There was only one major battle at Newtown (now Elmira) in which the army of 3,200 Continental soldiers decisively defeated about 1,000 Iroquois and Loyalists. Sullivan's army then carried out a scorched earth campaign, methodically destroying at least 40 Iroquois villages throughout the Finger Lakes in order to put an end to the Iroquois and Loyalist attacks against American settlements that had occurred the previous year.
November 1 to 2 they march from Warwick to (probably) Suffern where they stay several days awaiting orders.
November 8, 1779, they arrive at Pompton (4 PM) - Sgt. Levi Lamprey dies at Fishkill on 11/10, Cpl. Benj. Cates deserts the same day).
By November 15/17, 1779 they are at New Windsor or Fishkill (Frye is "On Command", and was at an officer's meeting on the 14th by Pompton).
December 1 to 2, Frye is meeting up with the company to hut at Danbury (8 men are discharged December 1, 4 more on January 25; and 6 others are on furlough).
[Thomas Blood is discharged May 1, 1780 at West Point]

*(1) The Battle of Hubbardton occurred early in the morning of July 7th 1777. On July 6, General Arthur St. Clair paused in Hubbardton to give the army rest while they awaited stragglers and the rear guard, the 11th Massachusetts Regiment under Colonel Ebenezer Francis. St. Clair and the main army continued to Castleton, leaving the Green Mountain Boys under Colonel Seth Warner behind, along with the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment under Colonel Nathan Hale. When the 11th MA arrived Warner decided, against St. Clair's orders, to spend the night rather than catching up with the main army. British General Simon Fraser had set out in pursuit of the American's earlier in the morning after discovering they had abandoned Ticonderoga. Baron Riedesel caught up with Fraser in the early evening and insisted they make camp. Fraser advanced to a site 3 miles from Hubbardton and camped for the night. At 3 AM Fraser's men broke camp and march toward Hubbardton. Riedesel's men left camp at 3 AM still behind Fraser. As the American's were forming up to march out of camp around 7 AM, the British crested the hill behind them. The 11th MA reformed into a line and unleashed a volley of fire at the British. After more than an hour of battle, Riedesels grenadiers arrived, and the American's raced away and scattered into the countryside. (

Per NH Revelutionary War Pentioners, 1835 (p.705):
Thomas Blood, private (rank)
annual allowance: 96.00
sums received: 181.60
NH Continental Line (service desc)
placed on roll: 9/30/1818
commencement of pension: 4/14/1818
age: 64 (doesn't make sense unless age at date restored-1823)
dropped under act of 5/1/1820, restored 5/8/1823

Per Gen. Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files Vol. I (p.304):
"Blood, Thomas, S45597, NH Line, appl 8 May 1823 Hillsborough Cty NH aged 64 on 6 Mar last, in 1820 sol had a wife aged 63 & a grandchild (not named), on 7 Sep 1822 Thomas & Mary Blood sol land in Hillsborough Cty NH at town of Mason NH to Cheney Meriam, a Sarah Blood owned adjoining land but relationship?"

War of 1812: (not sure if same Thomas)
Thomas Blood 2nd Reg't (Hastings), Mass Militia
Lt. at induction and discharge, roll box 19, roll exct. 602
Participants in the Battles of Saratoga:
BLOOD, Thomas NH
Private, Capt. Isaac Fry's co., Col. Scammel's regt.; served
from 23 Apr 1777 to 1 May 1780. Ref NA02
NA02 - National Archives; M246 series of payroll and roster records.

Of the two battles of Saratoga, also known as the Battles of Bemis Heights or of Stillwater, the second was the first great victory of the Americans and was deemed by many historians to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

The British campaign was designed to split the colonies by taking control of the Hudson River. General John Burgoyne was to advance south from Canada, General Barry St. Leger east along the Mohawk River and Sir Henry Clinton (replacing Sir William Howe) north from New York City. Neither St. Leger nor Clinton was successful, leaving Burgoyne's forces alone in the campaign. Burgoyne easily took Fort Ticonderoga but suffered a stinging defeat in an attempted raid on Bennington.

Burgoyne continued south, crossing the Hudson River on September 13, 1777, halting near the Saratoga site of what is now the village of Schuylerville. The Americans, under the leadership of General Horatio Gates, assisted by Major Generals Benedict Arnold and Benjamin Lincoln, Colonel Daniel Morgan's corp of Indian fighters, and other Continental and Militia troops were entrenched at Bemis Heights. With American forces threatening his rear, Burgoyne attempted to break through on September 19th but the engagement was indecisive. He attempted a second breakthrough on October 7th, but was repulsed and forced to retreat eight miles back to old Saratoga. The British entrenched there, but surrounded by American forces and low on supplies, were forced to surrender on October 17th.

If the soldier applied and receive a pension his pension number was prefixed by "S".
The Law of 1818 provided that every indigent person who had served to the war's close, or for nine months or longer, would receive a pensions. When the law was rewritten in 1820, many names were removed from the pension rolls because they were not indigent.
Pensions contain
1. Soldier's name, rank, where enlisted, battles fought in, etc.
2. Wife's name (or widow), date and place of marriage.
3. Bible records of family members, as sometimes indigent "children" took up the pension.
4. Place of residence of soldier, when enlisting, when applying, and other family members.
5. Date of death of soldier (widow's pension).
All of the Revolutionary War Pensions have been abstracted and are at most Archives. These are large books and include a number of volumes.
Also, the Federal Archives have the original pensions on microfilm....reading these (as opposed to the abstracts) is quite interesting, because of details of exciting battles, and personal information.

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Thomas BLOOD
37 Delia's last name is written differently on nearly every document I find; listed names are:
Delia Bolace (William's Marriage Record from Mass Archives 1899/488/324)
Delia Bullock (Charles' Marriage Record from Mass Archives 1890/406/231)
Delia Pollock (Marriage Record from Mass Archives 1892/427/499)
Delia Rivers (Joseph's Marriage record)
Celia Rivers (Joseph's Death record)

Places of Residence:
Canada (born)
79 Museum Street, Cambridge 
38 Michael and Catherine (Canty) Cook were Ruth Simons's godparents. Catherine R. CANTY
39 Edmond is remembered by his grandson Harry, as a pleasant but stern man. He is said to have thought that he would be going to Hell for going by the name Edward instead of his God given name, Edmond.

from RKS 3/2/80 Mumi memo:
Edward Canty was born in County Waterford, Ireland, in 1844. (I think he came to America when he was 16). All my mother remembers about his family is that he had a sister Ellen for whom my mother was named. She does not remember having seen any of his family and thinks they were all in Ireland. 
Edmond T. CANTY
40 Ellen "was a worker, always helped other people, energetic" (according to her son Harry) She started working at the Simons Confectionery in about 1907.

Places of Residence:
140 Essex Street, Salem
14 Summer Street, Beverly (bef 1956)
8 Bradley Road, Danvers
Twin Oaks Nursing Home
Ellen Theresa CANTY
41 member of the Teamsters John Joseph CANTY
42 Believed not to have immigrated to America Mary CAREY
43 "The 'Wife of Ebenezer Blood" was admitted to Church at Groton April 28, 1728."
(The Story of the Bloods) 
44 "Both Thomas Chamberlain and Ebenezer Blood lived at Baddecook (Groton?).
(his) first wife's brother Gershom wittnessed a deed for Ebenezer Blood (Sr.) in 1718 (Middlesex 28:541)" (The Story of the Bloods)

Chamberline (see also Chamberlin), Thomas, and Sarah Proctor, Aug. [10, 1666.T.C.]. ~ Vital Records of Chelmsworth To The End of The Year 1849 Page 204 
45 Brooks, Jennie (-1989)
Material Type: Obituary
Contributor: Randal W. Oulton
Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Cumberland County
Source: Bentley, Margaret
Ed. Notes: 10 Oct 1989
Date: 10/21/97

Brooks, Jennie Margaret - 97, East Cumberland Lodge, formerly of Northport, died Monday in the lodge. Born in Chapman Settlement, Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Lucias Mickey and Alice Lavenia (Ogden) Chapman. She moved to the United States in her early years until 1960 when she moved to Northport. She resided with her brother Russell for the past six years, moving to East Cumberland Lodge last month. She is survived by three brothers, Fred, New Glasgow; Borden, Oxford; Russell, East Amherst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; four sisters, Eliza, Emily, Flora, Gladys; seven brothers, Charles, William, Aubrey, Edgard, Otis, Wilson, Harold. The body is in Mundie's Funeral Home, Pugwash, visiting 2-4, 7-9 pm today, where funeral will be held 2pm Wednesday, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Burial in Lorneville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Jennie Margaret CHAPMAN
46 Leo died when Phyllis was 7 or 8; He was burried December 24. Leo CONLON
47 "taken to hospital for stroke symptoms this A.M" (May 25, 1978 - Bing's notes)
"John comes home from hospital" (June 18, 1978 - Bing's notes)
"John back in hospital" (June 26, 1978)
"John to Lynn Hospital for scanning" (June 30, 1978)
"Joe brings John to Dr. Cox and then home" (July 19, 1978) 
John Daniel CRONIN
48 John worked in mines in Scotland at age 11 (about). He moved to Boston, worked as a laborer, building Jordan Marsh. He got a job as a policeman, quit his laborer job, celebrated and fell. He injured himself in the fall preventing him from working as a policeman. He moved to Peabody and worked in a leather factory. (per Ann Misoda)

John was a stationary engineer by trade, employed for many years by the Leach and Heckel Tanning Co. of Salem. He died June 5, 1946, after a long illness. John's funeral was held June 7, 1946 at 8:15 AM from his home at 24 Belleview Avenue followed by a requiem high mass at St. James Church, Salem at 9:00 AM, celebrated by the Reverand Robert C. Hilton. His pallbearers were James Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, Jeremiah Harrigan, Thomas Roche, Patrick Cahill, and Patrick Kennedy. He was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem under the direction of P.W. Murphy & Son. (Salem Eve. News, June 5 & 7, 1946) 
49 Believed not to have immigrated to America Patrick CRONIN
50 The following was taken from Mary's writing in "The Grand-Parents Book":
How old were your parents?: "John Cronin - 31 years; Hannah Marie Sullivan Cronin - 31 years"

Where is the first home you remember?: "My first home I remember: 63 Ord St. A small 6 room cottage like the other 6 on the same street, a yard 50 x 100, had a dining room used for storage and parlor for company, toilet in cellar" (loose note, now taped to page 13)

Who was your first best friend? and other friends?: "Robert "Beny" Haight"; Philip Caron, Ralph "Rousin" Kelley" (loose note, now attached to p. 13)

Who were your favorite teachers?: "Miss Brennan - 3rd grade, kind and interesting; Miss Cummings - 6th grade, kind & helpful; Miss Sullivan - high school, helpful"
your favorite grammar school subjects?: "liked them all in grammar school. Teachers and students laughed at my mistakes in high school."
Were you in any plays or concerts?: "no"
What did you do after school?: "Feed the cows, dug potatos, delivered papers, played baseball & football"

Joe worked for tanneries mostly in (Peabody/Salem), but later, around 1970 for a tannery in Montreal. In 1971 he was an American advisor to a new tanning plant at Waitaki Farmers Freezing Company in Oamaru, New Zealand. They arrived their prior to March 9, 1971 staying at the White Heather Motel at 16A Reed Street, Oamaru. That plant to a while to get started, and they ended up leaving Oamaru May 28, 1971. They took a couple weeks travelling home. From Oamaru to Christchurch, the Belltara Motel in Wellington, to the Geyserland Motor Hotel in Rotorua, to the White Heron Lodge in Auckland, to the Manhattan Hotel in Sydney. They spent a day in Sydney and left on June 2 for the Tanoa Hotel, at the Nandi Airport in Fiji; spent a few days between Nandi and Suva staying at the Outrigger Motel in Suva on June 3 and 4, leaving Nandi on June 5th where they crossed the International Dateline and it became June 4th again! They arrived in Honolulu on Friday June 4th, and stayed at the Ambassador Hotel until leaving for San Fransisco on June 9th. They had "private accomidations" in San Fransisco, leaving for Boston on June 16th. (per Itinerary for Mr & Mrs J. Cronin prepared by the Unioin Travel Service, Union Steam Ship Co.of N.Z. LTD.)

Joe was in New Zealand as an American advisor on the tanning process. On May 24, 1971 The Waitaki Farmers' Freezing Co. Ltd. informed Mr. J. Cronin that their "directors were very pleased to see the progress in the Tannery... expressing their grateful thanks for all you have done to help bring it into being. Without your expert advice and knowledge our plans would have been much more difficult to put into operation. We are now in the happy position of having men trained in American methods as well as having a Manger experienced in European requirements..."
(per lertter signed by D.G. McEwan, Secretary, 24 May 1971)

according to Bing's 1978 appointment book, Joe spent a lot of time with his brother John and brother-in-law Herb; often went to Seabrook dog track, or Rockingham horse track; Salem State pool for senior citizens free swim.

Social Security # either: 011-03-8322 or 020-05-1621 (one is Bing's) 
Patrick Joseph CRONIN

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