John P. lived on the home farm until 1848, receiving his education in the public schools of Greencastle. He married Rebecca A. Hardin. He spent most of his life in Putnam county, removing in 1875 to Iowa, where his death occurred.
Thomas Martin died at the age of about seventeen years.
Lee W. spent his early years in Greencastle, looking after the warehouse for his father, and was also engaged in the wool business. He married Eliza Brandt and went to Salem, Indiana. Later he went to south Chicago, where he operated a woollen [sic] mill, and then went to West Baden, Indiana, where he is now engaged in running the West Newton [sic] Springs Hotel. His first wife died in 1873 and he subsequently married Caddie Percise. [Note 1.]
Isaac Simpson Sinclair, son of Isaac P., Jr., was born 1840 on the farm in the southern part of Cloverdale township, where he remained until eight years of age, after which the family made several moves, though the greater part of his time was spent on the farm, occupying the brick residence built by his father. About 1895 he moved to Cloverdale and engaged in the hay business, and in 1900 he moved to his present home, a fourth of a mile west of Cloverdale, where he operates a good farm. The family are members of the Church of Christ at Cloverdale. Isaac S. Sinclair married, in 1862, Minerva Piercy, daughter of Jacob Piercy, Jr. the latter's father, Jacob Piercy, Sr., came from Kentucky to Indiana in about 1822 and bought land a mile north of Cloverdale. Jacob, Jr., married Rosanna Hedrick and they had five children, of whom three died in childhood, the two survivors being Mrs. Sinclair and Mary Jane, who became the wife of William H. Truesdale. To Mr. and Mrs. Isaac S. Sinclair were born six children, Albert P. Alfred Lee, Charles S., Luella, Mary Winnie and Curtis C. Of these, Mary Minnie [sic] died at the age of two months, Curtis C. at the age of ten years and Alfred Lee at the age of twenty-two years. Luella, who is now at home with her parents, formerly taught school, having attended the normal school at Greencastle.
Minerva, daughter of Isaac P. Sinclair, became the wife of Alfred Glazehook and during her later life lived at Rensselaer, Indiana.
Martha Ann became the wife of James McKenzie and spent most of her married life in Cumberland county, Illinois, [Note 2.]where her death occurred.
Elizabeth became the wife of Richard Lennon and lived at St. Louis, Missouri.
Eliza J. married Hiram T. Crawley, and they formerly lived on a farm in Putnam county, later moving to Greencastle, and then to Indianapolis, where they now reside.
Note 1. Lee Wiley Sinclair was a self-made millionaire and built the astounding West Baden Springs Hotel which still stands today in southern Indiana. Back
Note 2. Martha Ann and James McKenzie moved to Shelby County, Illinois, not Cumberland County as stated here. Martha died at age 27 years, 7 months and 2 days about 1861. They had three children: Minerva Emma (1854 - 1901); Lee Wiley (1856 - 1946); and Alfred (born c. 1859) Back
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Transcribed March 28, 2000 by J. L. McKenzie.
SOURCE: Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana,
Pages 292-295, published 1910.
Thanks is due to Bill Arthur for finding this document and providing it to me.
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