D-4-38

The Blood House new location:  This house was moved up from its position east of the current library on the Nelson Road (D-4-30) to this location.   (See that citation for its early history.)  It became known as the “Misses Blood House” when Hanna and Rhoda Blood acquired it in 1851. After Rhoda died in 1884, the home came into the possession of Horace O. Upton.  His son, Richard O. Upton recorded what happened next in a letter written to his grandchildren:

“When I was ten months [1909 or 1910] old the (R. Blood) house was moved to its present position south-east of the brick building (School No. 1 on the map) where we all went to school. My two younger sisters Frances and Elizabeth, and my brother Roger were born in the same house after it was moved.

I forgot to tell how the house was moved. Roy Forbes, my grandfather Orville and my father Horace with the assistance of Topsy, my grandfather’s horse, picked up the house, put rolls under it, turned it round and round up the road, and in seven hours [“hours” was inserted here as no word was included in Dick’s account] it was in its present position.”

Recently, the place was inhabited and renovated by Rob Germeroth. It is currently owned by Annie and Todd Pearson.