Ruth Blood

12 January 1798–29 June 1851 (Age 53)
Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Blood was born on 12 January 1798, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Blood, was 28 and her mother, Sally Priest, was 28. She married Benjamin Smith on 28 May 1828, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1851. She died on 29 June 1851, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Smith
1803–1848
Ruth Blood
1798–1851
Marriage: 28 May 1828

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Smith

    Male1803–1848Male

    Female1798–1851Female

MARRIAGE
28 May 1828
Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Blood

    Male1769–1854Male

    Female1770–1833Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1798–1851Female

    Joseph Blood

    Male1800–1827Male

    Walter Blood

    Male1803–1878Male

    Isaiah Blood

    Male1805–1847Male

    Sally Blood

    Female1807–Female

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Ruth Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Ruth Blood, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruth Blood, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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