Biography of Amos Blood of Bethany, NY

Amos Blood, grandfather of Oscar W., was born March 11, 1763, and his father was killed in the Revolutionary war. One of Amos's sons, Nason, was born November 4, 1796, at Haverhill Corners, Grafton County, N. H. He received a good education, and was a farmer by occupation. He came with his father to Alexander, this county, when 15 years old, and February 28, 1822, he married, first, Rhoda Everest, of Bethany. He served in the War of 1812. They had six children, as follows: Nelson, Niles, Warren, Obed, Lurpan, and Amos. For his second wife he married Mrs. Eunice (Knowlton) West, October 1, 1840. They had one son, Oscar W, born December 17, 1843, on the farm upon which he resides and owns. Oscar W. received a common school and academic educa-. tion, until he was 21 years of age. May 9, 1867, he married Mary L., oldest daughter of Robert Eastland, of Bethany, and they have six children, viz.: Eunice E., Jessie L., Charles R., Walter E., Mary J., and Monroe T. Eunice E. is a student at the Geneseo Normal. Schools and is also a school teacher. The family all reside at home. Mr. Blood is a successful fruit grower and breeder of thoroughbred Merino sheep, and is one of Bethany's enterprising farmers, residing on road 33.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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