Greetings!I've just across a lead that has brought me to the Blinn name.It's found in the Delaware Co. Ohio 1880 history, and I'm a reasearcher of the BEARD FAMILY....After reading this I'm convinced that this is my family!Not sure if Polly is Roseanne, or one of the 3 unknown children from Permilla's 1st marriage to Gideon Beard.But Permilla Porter was 1st married to Gideon Beard and then to Victor Beard.They named one of their sons, Commodore.ANyways,willing to share more and if you have any input, would greatly appreciate it.Here's what the Delaware Co. has.I'm also having difficutly tring to find "Polly" on the 1850-70 census.Thanks, John Blairjblair77@localaccess.com
JOHN BLINN, farmer; P. O., Sparta; was born in South Bloomfield Tp., Dec. 10, 1820; his parents, Roger and Polly (Beard) Blinn, were among the first settlers in the township, locating there in 1817; the father died in 1827, aged 45, and the mother in 1878, aged 78. The Blinn's are of French descent. Mr. Blinn's grandmother on his mother's side was a Porter, and was a relative of Commodore Porter, of national reputation. Roger Blinn was a sailor until he came to Ohio, when he began to farm. He suggested the name of Bloomfield when the township was organized and named. John Blinn spent his youth on his father's farm; he was the first professional cabinet-maker in Sparta, having learned that trade when a young man. He was married to Mary Chase, Oct. 28, 1848, and has a family of six children, all of whom are living Elmer P., born Jan.12, 1850; Welford C., Feb. 2, 1852; Robert C., Nov. 18,1853; John C., Oct. 7, 1855; Anna M., Oct. 24, 1865, and Ray S., June 23, 1870. Elmer is a homoepathic physician, and practices in Marysville, Ohio; Welford C. is at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is one of the best grainers and sign writers in the state; Robert C. prominent, wool grower in Texas. The other children of this family are at home. Roger Blinn had a family of five children-John, Henry, Clarissa, Elizabeth and Roger; all are living, except Henry, who died in California. Mr. Blinn is a Prohibitionist; is also one of the covenant members of the Advent Church at Sparta. He is one of the most prominent and influential men in the township.