Colonel Blood & The Fogg Women

 

Colonel James Harvey Blood

Born December 29, 1833 in Dudley, MA and died December 29, 1885 in Akanten, Gold Coast , Africa.

He was "gallant alike with pen and sword" and a "champion of freedom in all domains." He died while on a gold mining expedition. The expedition was successful because he did, indeed, strike gold, but the riches could never replace the memory of the dear Colonel. He will long be remembered for his bravery and for his irresistibility to women--especially to the Fogg women. His three wives were Mary Ann Clapp Harrington, Victoria Claflin Woodhull, and Isabell Morrill Fogg.

 

Isabella Morrill Fogg Blood

Born November 2, 1833 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada and died April 22, 1903 in New York City.

"Colonel" called her the "most amorous woman" he ever knew. She was known in her family as the "Amazon" because of her height and character. She believed strongly in freedom of thought and action. She was a businesswoman, running a boarding house for mill workers. Her first husband was Nathan L. Fogg of Sandwich, NH. Col. Blood, Victoria Woodhull, and Tennessee were all arrested for the Beecher-Tilton scandal on the day Isabell was marking her 39th birthday.

 

Fannie Keziah Fogg Koss

Born October 11, 1862 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada and died January 20, 1927, probably in New York City.

She was known as the"Pearl of the Family." The Lewiston Evening Journal called her "a glorious girl, a beautiful blonde and as fine in character and as lovely in spirit as she was beautiful in person." Legend has it that Colonel loved her, but mother Isabell didn't approve & sent Fannie to Italy to get her away from her ardent suitor. Then, Isabell married Colonel herself! After Europe, Fannie married a gorgeous lawyer from NYC and died leaving an estate of about one million.

 

Mary Leeann Shearer

She is a Scorpio born near the birthday of her great-great-grandmother, Isabell Morrill Fogg Blood. Mary is the Fogg family historian and the granddaughter of Colonel Blood's namesake James "Phil" Fogg. (She's also the owner of Victoria Woodhull and Company.) Her passion for Colonel Blood & Victoria Woodhull started in childhood when she saw a picture of the Colonel and was immediately drawn to him. She had to find out who he was. She continues to this day to seek out information on this fascinating man and the woman he inspired to run for President of the United States.

 

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