Matthias Bloodgood was the son of William Bloodgood and Doziah (Freeman) Bloodgood. A native of New Jersey, he moved to New York at the age of seventeen to work as a mason and a builder, and participated in the construction of many well-known buildings, including the Dutch Reformed Church and the People's Bank. Bloodgood was a director of the People's Bank and of the People's Fire Insurance Co., president of the Mechanics and Traders Society, and a member of the New-York Historical Society.
Gift of the Family of Matthias Bloodgood
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