Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

Death Datebef 1692306
FatherRichard BLOOD (~1617-1683)
MotherIsabel WILKINSON? (1621-)
Misc. Notes
Claude W. Barlow, cited in M. B. Lawrence252, reports that “Joseph Blood is very seldom mentioned in the early records. He was in Groton in 1681, and acquired land from his father shortly before the latter’s death in 1683. He was on a Groton tax list in 1701. There is evidence that he was incapable of managing his own affairs. He also owned land rights in Dedham. He died before 5 Sept. 1705 (see article by WHMA in Boston Transcript, 26, Feb. 1906, A 7744.) Compendium of American Genealogy, IV 78, gives Hannah as the name of the wife of Joseph Blood, but I know of no other evidence for this.”

Harris307 claims that this Joseph Blood was probably dead by 1692, and that he had married Mercy Butterworth, daughter of Deacon John and Sarah (_____) Butterworth of Rehoboth and Swansea. This is but one example of the many conflicting details in print concerning the early Blood generations.
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