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THE DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER SINCLAIR (1666--bef.1751)

Generation No. 3


4. ISAAC3 SINCLAIR (WAYMAN [SINCKLER]2, ALEXANDER [SINCKLER]1) was born about 1742 in Overwharton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia24, and died October 1829 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky25. He married LETITIA DOUGLAS26 about 1766. She was born about 1744 in Charles County, Maryland27, and died Aft. 1820 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky27.

Notes for I
SAAC SINCLAIR:
      On 14 June 1763, Wayman's son Robert petitioned the Court to allow him to serve William Morland of Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, for two years to be taught the trade of a house carpenter and joiner.[a] (By 1765, Robert was listed as a tither in William Morland's household, but his brother Isaac, although also shown as a Morland household tither, is listed separately from the household.)
      Isaac and his wife Letitia, living in the parish of Dettingen, Prince William County, Virginia, sold 239 acres of land in Prince William County to Henry Hampton on 28 November 1777. The sale of this land, which presumably was that sold to Isaac by his brother, Alexander, in 1767, likely took place at the time Isaac and Letitia moved to Bedford County, Virginia.[b] By 1782, five years later, Isaac's brothers George, Robert, and Wayman Jr. also were living in Bedford County, Virginia. The Bedford County Personal Property Rolls of that year showed Isaac and Wayman's personal property to include slaves, while George's and Robert's did not.[c]
      The Bedford County Deed Records disclose that on 28 February 1803 Isaac's brothers, George and Wayman, sold all of their land in that County. On 21 June 1803, Isaac and Letitia did the same.[d] By the 1810 Census, Isaac had migrated to Kentucky where he is shown living next to his son, Isaac Jr, in Wayne County.[e] Isaac and Letitia may have moved to Breckenridge County, Kentucky, before the 1820 Census, for Isaac Jr is found there as well as his brother, Joseph Sinkler, in whose home an elderly couple is enumerated which may have been Isaac and Letitia.[f] Joseph, with Isaac Jr and his wife Anna, subsequently moved to Putnam County, Indiana, in about 1822.[g]
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a. Loudoun Co. [Va.] Court Order Book B, p. 159.
b. Jean Grigsby, SINKLER-SINCLAIR-ST. CLAIR: A FAMILY HISTORY, Vol. I (Beeville, Texas: Jean Grigsby, Family Histories, 1988) p. 8.
c. Ibid., p. 8.
d. Ibid.
e. Ibid.
f. Ibid.
g. Ibid.
     
Children of I
SAAC SINCLAIR and LETITIA DOUGLAS are:
  i.   ELIZABETH4 SINCLAIR, b. 1767, (Virginia?)27; d. Unknown; m. (1) SAMUEL PARISH27, about 1782; b. about 1762; d. Unknown; m. (2) DABNEY SHREWSBURY27, 13 October 1786, Bedford County, Virginia27; b. about 1765; d. Unknown.
  ii.   SARAH SINCLAIR, b. about 1769, (Virginia?)27; d. Unknown; m. RUEL SHREWSBURY27, 23 December 1788, Bedford County, Virginia27; b. about 1764; d. Unknown.
  iii.   WAYMAN SINCLAIR, b. about 1770, Virginia27; d. Unknown, Breckinridge County, Kentucky27; m. ELIZABETH DOUGLAS27, 15 April 1801, Botetourt County, Virginia27; b. about 1775; d. Unknown.
  iv.   ALEXANDER SINCLAIR, b. about 1772, Virginia27; d. Bet. 1840 and 1850, Adair County, Kentucky27; m. REBECCA GILPIN27, 28 November 1799, Bedford County, Virginia27; b. about 1777; d. Unknown.
  v.   ISAAC SINCLAIR, b. 1774, North Carolina27; d. Unknown, Spartanbur, South Carolina27; m. ANNA PATTERSON27, 26 July 1796, Bedford County, Virginia27; b. about 1779; d. Unknown.
  vi.   WILLIAM DOUGLAS SINCLAIR27, b. about 1777, (Virginia?); d. Unknown.
  vii.   JOHN SINCLAIR, b. about 1780, Virginia27; d. Unknown; m. CATHERINE WRIGHT27, 27 April 1806, Bedford County, Virginia27,28; b. about 1785; d. Unknown.
  viii.   GEORGE SINCLAIR29, b. about 1784, (Virginia?); d. Unknown; m. RACHEL SHARP29; b. about 1789; d. Unknown.


5. ROBERT [SINKLER/ST CLAIR]3 SINCLAIR (WAYMAN [SINCKLER]2, ALEXANDER [SINCKLER]1) was born about 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia30, and died Bef. 23 July 1827 in Bedford County, Virginia31. He married RUTH [PALMER?]32 about 1765. She was born about 1749, and died Unknown.

Notes for R
OBERT [SINKLER/ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR:
      On 14 June 1763, Wayman's son Robert petitioned the Court to allow him to serve William Morland of Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, for two years to be taught the trade of a house carpenter and joiner.[a] (By 1765, Robert was listed as a tither in William Morland's household, but his brother Isaac, although also shown as a Morland household tither, is listed separately from the household.)
      Robert is listed in the Loudoun County [Va.] Tithe List for 1771, and his younger brother, George, is shown as a member of Robert's household.[b] By 1782, eleven years later, Robert and his brothers Isaac, George, and Wayman Jr. had moved to Bedford County, Virginia. The Bedford County Personal Property Rolls of that year showed Isaac and Wayman's personal property to include slaves, while George's and Robert's did not.[c]
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a. Loudoun Co. [Va.] Court Order Book B, p. 159.
b. Jean Grigsby, SINKLER-SINCLAIR-ST. CLAIR: A FAMILY HISTORY, Vol. I (Beeville, Texas: Jean Grigsby, Family Histories, 1988) p. 7.
c. Ibid., p. 8.
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Children of R
OBERT SINCLAIR and RUTH [PALMER?] are:
  i.   ELIZABETH "BETSY"4 SINCLAIR, b. about 1766, Virginia33; d. Unknown; m. CALEB BROWNING33, 15 September 1791, Bedford County, Virginia33; b. about 1761; d. Unknown.
7. ii.   JOHN [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1767, Virginia; d. about 1856, Jackson County, Alabama.
  iii.   ISAAC [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1769, Virginia33; d. Unknown; m. FRANCES CARTER33, 8 May 1800, Bedford County, Virginia33,34; b. about 1774; d. Unknown.
  iv.   GEORGE [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1771, Virginia35; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH "BETSY" SNODGRASS35, 14 September 1805, Botetourt County, Virginia35; b. about 1776; d. Unknown.
  v.   MARY "POLLY" [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1773, Virginia35; d. Unknown; m. MOSES WALDEN/WALDRON35, 5 March 1804, Botetourt County, Virginia35; b. about 1768; d. Unknown.
  vi.   ROBERT [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1775, Virginia36; d. Unknown; m. LUCINDA "LUCY" PATTERSON36, 9 January 1800, Bedford County, Virginia36,37,37; b. about 1780; d. Unknown.
  vii.   THOMAS [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1779, Virginia38; d. Unknown; m. RACHEL LITTON38; b. about 1774; d. Unknown.
  viii.   SAMUEL [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. 1779, Loudoun County, Virginia38,39; d. 25 October 1871, Morrow County, Ohio39; m. RUTH RALEY40, 1806, Columbiana County, Ohio41; b. 1791, Ohio or Pennsylvania41; d. 5 April 1875, Morrow County, Ohio41.
  Notes for SAMUEL [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR:
Samuel and Ruth were both buried in the Quakerdom Cemetery, Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio.

  ix.   RACHEL [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1781, Virginia42; d. Unknown; m. JOSEPH FEAZEL42, 2 December 1800, Bedford County, Virginia42; b. about 1776; d. Unknown.
  x.   MARTHA "PATSY" [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1783, Virginia42; d. Unknown; m. AARON FEAZLE42, 2 March 1802, Bedford County, Virginia42; b. about 1778; d. Unknown.
  xi.   NANCY [ST CLAIR] SINCLAIR, b. about 1785, Virginia42; d. Unknown; m. JOHN PATTERSON42, 17 May 1804, Bedford County, Virginia42; b. about 1780; d. Unknown.


6. GEORGE [SINKLER]3 SINCLAIR, LOYALIST (WAYMAN [SINCKLER]2, ALEXANDER [SINCKLER]1) was born about 1748 in Overwharton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia43, and died Bet. 1820 and 1830 in Clinton(?) County, Ohio44. He married MARTHA "PATSY" PALMER45 19 January 1775 in Shelbourn Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia46,47, daughter of HADEN PALMER(?). She was born about 1758, and died Unknown.

Notes for GEORGE
[SINKLER] SINCLAIR, LOYALIST:
[The compiler's fourth great-grandfather.]
George was born on the "Sinckler" family plantation in Overwharton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia, during the reign of King GEORGE II. (Sinclair, Sinckler, Sinkler, and St Clair are pronounced SIN-kler.) With the death of his mother before 1760, and his father in 1762, the fourteen-year-old George and his siblings were left orphans.
On 22 February 1765 in Prince William County, the Church of England (the Established Church of Virginia) bound George, as a minor son of Wayman Sinclair Sr, to Ruben Elliott until age 21, to be taught reading, writing, and the trade and art of a cooper (making barrels and casks). The next day, 23 February 1763, George's brother Wayman Jr was also so bound to Ruben Elliott. The witnesses in both instances were William Bryce and John Riddle.[a] Sometime in the next eight years, George left Prince William County and went to Loudoun County, Virginia, where, in 1771, he is listed as a member of the household of his older brother, Robert, in the Loudoun County [Va.] Tithe List.[b]
On 19 January 1775, George married Martha "Patsy" Palmer, the sacrament being solemnized by a priest of the Church of England in Virginia, The Reverend David Griffith, who was the parish priest of Shelbourn Parish in Loudoun County, Virginia.[c] The following year, the Revolutionary War began, and it does not appear that George entered military service, either on the side of the Crown or as a Rebel. His brother, Wayman Jr, became a Loyalist, although he apparently did not serve in any of the many Loyalist regiments, and it is assumed that George, too, remained loyal to America's King and legitimate Parliament and refused to serve militarily with the Rebels. (Legitimate Parliament, yes, but one that did not provide one of the birthrights of every Englishman, the right of direct representation in the Parliament.)
By 1782, seven years later, George and his wife, and his brothers Isaac, Robert, and Wayman Jr, had moved to Bedford County, Virginia. The Bedford County Personal Property Rolls of that year showed Isaac and Wayman's personal property to include slaves, while George's and Robert's did not.[d] The Bedford County Real Estate Tax lists show George being taxed on 100 acres of land from 1784 through 1800. On 22 February 1790 George acted as the attorney for one William Preast in his sale of 500 acres of land to one Elizabeth Preast for the sum of five shillings.[e]
The Bedford County Land Records disclose that on 28 February 1803, George and his brother Wayman Jr sold all of their land in Bedford County. Although Wayman remained in the County, George appears to have migrated to Highland County, Ohio, where land records show the purchase of land by a George Sinclair.[f] The Quaker records for the Clear Creek Monthly Meeting, Clinton County, Ohio, contain the following entry: "SINCLAIR, 1819, 6, 12. Geo. & w, Martha, rocf [received on certificate from] Fairfield [Highland County, Ohio] MM, dtd 1819,5,29."[g] George and Martha, then, moved from Highland County to Clinton County in 1819. It was presumably there that George died within the next decade.
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a. Jean Grigsby, SINKLER-SINCLAIR-ST. CLAIR: A FAMILY HISTORY, Vol. I (Beeville, Texas: Jean Grigsby Family Histories, 1988) p. 6.
b. Ibid., p. 7.
c. Jean Grigsby, SINKLER-SINCLAIR-ST. CLAIR: A FAMILY HISTORY, Vol. I, Addendum 1996 (Beeville, Texas: Jean Grigsby Family Histories, 1996) p. 24, which cites Virginia State Archives Accession #23609.
d. Grigsby, SINKLER-SINCLAIR-ST CLAIR, Vol. I, p. 8.
e. Ibid., p. 31; from the Bedford County, Virginia, Deed Book 8, page 270.
f. Ibid., p. 8.
g. William Wade Hinshaw, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN QUAKER GENEALOGY (1936; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994) vol. V, p. 359.
     
Children of GEORGE SINCLAIR and MARTHA PALMER are:
8. i.   DAVID4 SINCLAIR, SR, b. 1775, Loudoun County, Virginia; d. 1864, York, Darke County, Ohio.
  ii.   JOHN SINCLAIR, b. about 1776, Loudoun County, Virginia48; d. Unknown; m. JUDAH BURTON48, 23 July 1798, Bedford County, Virginia48,49; b. about 1781; d. Unknown.
  Notes for JOHN SINCLAIR:
      John migrated with his family to Ohio in about 1804, and is found there in Columbiana County in the 1820 U.S. Census.

  iii.   ELIZABETH SINCLAIR, b. about 1778, Virginia50; d. Unknown; m. ROBERT BURTON50, 10 March 1798, Bedford County, Virginia50; b. about 1773; d. Unknown.
  Notes for ELIZABETH SINCLAIR:
      The source for Elizabeth's marriage shows her brother David Sinclair, surety, and her father, George Sinclair, having given consent.

  iv.   RUTH SINCLAIR, b. about 1780, Virginia50; d. Unknown; m. LEWIS HOLLIDAY50, 26 November 1798, Bedford County, Virginia50; b. about 1775; d. Unknown.
  v.   LETITIA SINCLAIR, b. 1782, Virginia50; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS WRIGHT50, 23 March 1801, Bedford County, Virginia50; b. about 1777; d. Unknown.
9. vi.   WILLIAM SINCLAIR, b. 9 January 1785, Bedford County, Virginia; d. 13 October 1854, Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana.
  vii.   RHODA SINCLAIR51, b. about 1794; d. Unknown; m. ELI MILLER52, 22 October 181452; b. about 1789; d. Unknown.
  viii.   GEORGE SINCLAIR, b. about 1796, or lived in Fairfield County, Ohio53,54; d. Unknown; m. PRISSELLA MILNER; b. 1803, Ohio55; d. Unknown.
  Notes for GEORGE SINCLAIR:
      (NOTE: George's placement as a son of George Sinclair and Martha Palmer is by circumstantial evidence only.)
      The Quaker records for the Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, Bedford County, Virginia, include the following entry regarding a George Sinclair. Could it related to this George?: "SINCLAIR, George of South fork PM rpd [reported] mou [married out of unity] 26-6-1792 [26 June 1792] dis [disowned] 27-8-1792 his ack [acknowledgement?] rec [received] in 6mo-1805 with a letter from Concord MM Ohio stating they are willing to receive him as a mbr [member] his paper of ack in acc [accordance?] and he rst [reinstated] 27-1-1806 he is gct [granted a certificate to] Concord MM Ohio 24-2-1806 'he having rem [removed] some time past'."[a]
      George Sinclair, of Fairfield County, Ohio, purchased at the General Land Office at Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, on 9 January 1841, forty acres of land.[b]
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a. William Wade Hinshaw, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN QUAKER GENEALOGY (1936; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1994) vol. VI, p. 701.
b. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office, Document No. 17407.
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  ix.   BENJAMIN SINCLAIR56, b. about 1798; d. Unknown; m. JUDITH ANN MCCANN57, 21 August 1823, Columbiana County, Ohio57; b. about 1803; d. Unknown.
10. x.   ABNER SINCLAIR, b. about 1801, (Virginia?); d. Unknown.


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