Althea Ann Blood

8 August 1751–6 August 1826 (Age 75)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Althea Ann

When Althea Ann Blood was born on 8 August 1751, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Silas Blood I, was 25 and her mother, Alathea Martin Blood, was 24. She married Oliver Patch I on 26 January 1778, in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died on 6 August 1826, in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Patch I
Althea Ann Blood
Marriage: 26 January 1778
Oliver Patch II
William Patch
Reuben Blood Patch
Henry Patch
Luther Patch
Nahum Patch

Spouse and Children

26 January 1778
Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 40

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: evidently from Old English blōd ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’ ( see Lloyd ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • <Unknown> in entry for Oliver Patch, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Althia Ann Blood in entry for William Patch, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Alithea Blood Ranney, "Find A Grave Index"

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