Blood, Charles Emerson
Blood, Charles Emerson a Congregational minister, was born at Mason, N. H., March 1, 1810. After he became of age, his apprenticeship having expired, he entered the New Ipswich Academy, and maintained himself there, as he subsequently did at Illinois College, where he graduated in 1837, and at the Lane Theological Seminary, completing his course at the latter in 1840. He was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Collinsville, Ill., from 1840 to 1847, taught school there five years, was pastor of the Congregational Church at Farmington from 1852 to 1854, pioneering as a preacher in Kansas from 1854 to 1862, and laboring at Wataga (Ill.) the last four years of his life. Here he died, March 25, 1866. Mr. Blood's life was one of great self- sacrifice, both in the college and seminary and in the ministry. See Cong. Quarterly, 1866, p. 302-304.