Althea Ann Blood

Female8 August 1751–6 August 1826

Brief Life History 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, Aletheah Martin, 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

Sources (20)

  • Aletheah Blood, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Alethea Patch, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alithea Blood Ranney, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1778Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    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

    English: occupational name for a blood-letter, based on the Middle English verb bloden ‘to let blood’. The usual Middle English terms for this occupation were bloodletter or blooder.

    English: possibly also a nickname from Middle English blode ‘blood’, used as an oath (short for God's blood) but also as a term of address for a blood relative, as in: ‘Now beth nought wroth, my blode, my nece’ (Chaucer). It could also mean ‘child, near relative’ and ‘someone as dear to one as one's own offspring’.

    Irish (of English origin): According to MacLysaght, the Irish family of this name came to Ireland (Clare) in the 16th century from Derbyshire, where they were originally called by the Welsh surname ap Llwyd (see Lloyd), but the Welsh origin is dubious, and it is more likely that the surname is derived from 1 or 2 above.

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

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