Biography of Harvey Blood
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Blood, Harvey, who for many years was well known to the older residents of the northern part of Orleans county as a minister of the gospel, and later as practicing physician, was a native of Conway, Mass., born about 1804. Coming to this State he located at Broadalbin, where he taught school several years, then moved to Whitesboro and Hamilton, at the latter attending Colgate Academy. He afterward engaged in missionary work in Western New York under the direction of the Home Mission Board, and in connection with his labors he came to Carlton in 1825. Here he bought land and built a house, and although he was afterward stationed at various other places, Carlton was considered the home of Mr. Blood and family. As the result of bard and constant ministerial work, his voice failed, and he was compelled to change his avocation. He read medicine in Gaines, and was graduated from a medical institution at Willoughby, Ohio. Dr. Blood practiced in Carlton and Yates about ten years, until the time of his death, July 27, 1864. He married Eliza Cooley, and to them one child was born, Adoniram Judson, who settled in Missouri and died there in 1892. After the death of his wife, Mr. Blood married Gracilla, daughter of Anthony Miles, a pioneer of the town. The children of this marriage were: Francis Wayland, Cornelia Ann and Francis W. (all of whom died young), and Harvey, jr., of Albion. The latter was born in Carlton, April 12, 1843, where he was brought up on the farm and educated in the old Yates and Albion academies. At sixteen Harvey began working for himself, and before he was twenty one he owned a farm. Mr. Blood has always been a farmer, and is now interested in that pursuit, both in this country and in the west. April 12, 1864, he married Mary J. Huff; of Carlton, by whom he had two children, Della Wayland and Clayton Converse, both of Albion. Mr. Harvey Blood, jr., is a Republican and has held office as highway commissioner six years, and supervisor two years. Anthony Miles was one of the pioneers of this region, and was one of the famous "seven bachelors" who made the first improvements in Carlton. He was a native of England, but came to this region from Stockbridge, Mass. He drove an ox team from Massachusetts to Avon, thence came on foot to Oak Orchard on the lake. During the War of 1812, Mr. Miles was in service; was at Lundy's Lane and the burning of Buffalo. After building his log house, Mr. Miles went east and brought his family to the settlement. He then had three children: Mary Ann, who married Jerry Clark; Gracilla, who married Harvey Blood, and Henry O., now living in Oarlton. Two children were afterward born in Carlton, viz.: Priscilla, second wife of Jerry Clark, and EdLnund, who died in infancy. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Miles married Jane Brown, and by her had five children: Sarah, who married George Miller; Edwin, of Carlton; Mary Ann, who married John Norris; Edmund and Cynthia, of Carlton; Victoria, who married William Sutton. Anthony Miles died in Carlton in 1883, being in his ninety ninth year.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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