Rachel Blood Foster

January 2, 1795–January 3, 1873

Born at Acworth, Sullivan County, New Hampshire; daughter of Catherine and Edmund Blood. Died at Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


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