William Arnold Blinn

Male18 April 1816–12 October 1872

Brief Life History of William Arnold

When William Arnold Blinn was born on 18 April 1816, in Bridport, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, James Blinn, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Manley, was 42. He married Clarinda Blinn on 25 December 1837, in Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 12 October 1872, in Bellevue, Campbell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 56.

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William Arnold Blinn
Clarinda Blinn
Marriage: 25 December 1837
Emroy Blinn
Howard Blinn
August Blinn
Frances Blinn
Maria Blinn

Sources (3)

  • William A Blinn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Blinn, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • William Blinn, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1837Franklin, Vermont, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 2

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 16

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Blind .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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