CYRUS BLOOD (deceased) was born in New Ipswich, N. H., in 1795. of English and Irish parentage, and received
his education at Boston, Mass. His brother. Samuel Blood, graduated from Harvard College, and began the study of
law; his healt.h failing him, he went to Chambershurg, Franklin county, where he taught school many years, and
was principal of the Chambershurg Academy, his brother, Cyrus, assisting him, until about the time of his marriage,
or shortly before, when he took charge as principal of the Hagerstown Academy; but the confinement of the school
room not agreeing with his health, he traveled for some years. Cyrus Blood married, in 1820, Miss Jane McAnulty
of Chambersburg, and in 1833 they came to Jefferson county (which had formerly been Indiana county, the north part
being afterward set apart for Forest county) and purchased immense tracts of land. Mr. Blood was one of the founders
of Forest county, gave it the name and located the county seat at Marienville, upon what was his farm at that time.
He was a prominent Democrat, and became the first associate judge of the county; also served as county superintendent,
county commissioner, etc. He employed a number of men in clearing his lands, and did much toward the growth and
prosperity of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Blood were prominent members of the Presbyterian Church. He died in 1860;
his widow in 1868. Five children were born to their union, named as follows: Marien F. (now Mrs. J. D. Hunt, of
Marienville), Kennedy L. (of Brookville, Penn.), Louisa M. (deceased wife of Dr. R. S. Hunt, of Brookville), Clarine
L. (now Mrs. S. F. Rohrer, of Marienville), and Parker P. (of Brookville).
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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