Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday ~ The Peter Blood "toomb", Dunstable, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Blood Cemetery in Dunstable, Massachusetts

Peter Blood, son of James Blood and Mary Gilson, was born 26 August 1755 in Groton, Massachusetts; married first to Sarah “Sally” Perkins, daughter of Captain Ichabod Perkins and Sarah Whittier, on 14 February 1790 in Sunapee [Wendell], New Hampshire.  She died on 22 May 1813 in Dunstable during the “spotted fever” pandemic [see History of Dunstable, page 166], and he married second to Abigail “Nabby” Bancroft on 23 March 1819.   He died 7 January 1832 in Dunstable.

Peter Blood was one of the first settlers of the town of Dunstable.  There is no list of who is buried here in his “toomb”.  His wife died during the year of 1823, so she was probably the first to be buried here. 

  1.  Sarah b. 17 March 1791 m. 1, David Jewett; m. 2, Isaac Sundersen
        2.   Jesse b. 13 January 1793, d. 2 September 1821, Dunstable
        3.   James, b. 3 February 1795, m. Mary Jones
        4.    Levi, b. 30 October 1797, m. Adah Blood
        5.    Luther, b. 3 February 1801, m. Abigail Hewes
        6.    Susan, b. 4 October 1804, m. Moses Simmons
        7.    Eli Upton, b. 24 April 1808, d. 25 February 1848

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ The Peter Blood "toomb", Dunstable, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 21, 2018, (  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/08/tombstone-tuesday-peter-blood-toomb.html: accessed [access date]).

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