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Richard W Bishop was killed in the battle at Plattsburg 1814.
Elisha Blinn Jr was killed by the cars in 1847.
April 4th 1855 adopted Helen Winn into the family.
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Fortunately, letters and the diary of Richard W Bishop survived and are housed at the New York State Library.
Because Elisha Blinn "was killed by the cars," I sought a newspaper article. This blurb from the Weekly Eagle in Vermont characterizes Mr T Blinn as unable to hear or speak. He was struck from behind by the train headed to Albany. It took a few hours for him to die. Perhaps this was his ride home. I wonder if he was alone and how his family found out that he had been in an accident.