|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1801|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1860|
HORACE BLINN was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, near Hartford, October 31, 1801. He resided there until about 1823 or 1824, when he started for the west and traveled through the states of Ohio and Indiana. He came to Terre Haute in 1825. He was first married in Wethersfield, Connecticut, to a Miss Cornelia G. FULLER, of that place. She died in 1828, and by that marriage he became the father of one child, Fredrick Wilson, who was born September 29, 1824. Mr. BLINN was married again January 9, 1832, to Miss Julia BISHOP, of Homer, New York, a daughter of Thomas BISHOP of that place. He had two children by this marriage, AMORY KINNEY and Horace Fredrick. Horace F. died at seven years of age, and Amory K. lived at Terre Haute until he had attained his growth. Horace Blinn Sr. went to California, and was there three years. His second wife, Julia (BISHOP) BLINN, died September 17, 1835. He was married the third time to Miss Dorothea FREMONT, of New York city; she is still living. She has had six children, all of whom but one lived to grow up: Charlotte E., JOHN J.P., Horace, Julia, Sarah, and Sarah D. Sarah died October 23, 1850.
Horace died November 5, 1860. He was accidently killed by an accidental discharge of his gun while out on a hunting excursion with several others near Merom, Sullivan county, Indiana. He was loading his gun, when by some means the gun prematurely discharged, the charge entering his head, literally blowing out his brains. Mr. BLINN was one of our oldest residents, having settled in Terre Haute when it was a mere village, and was known and respected by all of our citizens. He was always noted for being foremost in all works of temperance, religion, charity and other philanthropic enterprises. He was one of the first organizers of the Congregational church in Terre Haute, and he spent much of his time and means in the cause of humanity.
Cornelia G Fuller Blinn (____ - 1828)
Dorothea Fremont Blinn (____ - 1890)
Julia Bishop Blinn (____ - 1835)
Horace Fredrick Blinn (____ - 1828)*
Sarah D Blinn (____ - 1850)*
Fredrick Wilson Blinn (1824 - 1831)*
Amory Kinney Blinn (1833 - 1880)*
John P Blinn (1841 - 1863)*
Note: died of accident gunshot to head, married 3 times.
Plot: Div 47 Block 22
Created by: Wabash Valley Genealogy ...
Record added: Feb 04, 2009
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