Harvey Blood arrived in California in the late 1850s.
He operated Blood's Station & toll-road (Bear Valley) on the Big Trees-Carson Valley Turnpike.
Elizabeth Gardner married Harvey (parents John & Mary Rebekah Dorrington Gardner) and they had one daughter, Reba.
The family spent summers at the Station and winters in the Angels Camp area. Later they acquired the Sperry Hotel in Murphys.
Harvey was extremely active in the Masons, first in Murphys and then in Angels Camp.
1850 - Age 10 - Living in New Hampshire, father, Lemuel is a farmer, his mother, Sally, and 11 family members with the last name of Blood living in the same home. One may be Harvey's grandfather (Able Blood, age 92 and still working as a farmer).
1870 - Living in Alpine, CA and lists his occupation as a farmer. However he is the owner of the property and 6 other men (miners and farmers) are living there. So appears that he is also running a boarding house.
1880 - Living in Murphys, CA, married and lists himself as a hotel keeper.
1898 - Harvey Blood was elected to the State Assembly.
1900 - Living in Angels, he listed his occupation in the 1900 US Census as "Capitalist"
1910 - Harvey suffered a stroke on the ferry crossing SF Bay to visit his daughter. He was rushed to her home, but never recovered consciousness. ("San Francisco Call" 5-9-1910)
Harvey and his grandson Harvey Tognazzini (who died in 1913) are buried together.
Parents: Lemuel Blood (1784-1850) and Sally Bates Blood per New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947
Elizabeth Douglas Gardner Blood
1853–1937 (m. 1874)
Rebecca Blood Grosse
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