Biography of John Sinclair
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Sinclair, John, was born in Belleville, Ontario, March 11, 1844. His father, John Sinclair, was a native of Invary. Scotland, and came to Ontario in 1825, and through life was engaged in the lumber business. He married Jane, daughter of Hugh McMahon; he died in 1887. John Sinclair was educated in Belleville. In 1863 he moved to Oswego and in 1876 to Titusville, where he engaged in transporting oil to the seaboard; in 1880 he Went to Chicago and was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade for five years. In 1885 he came to Jefferson county. In 1879 he married Martha A., daughter of W. W. and Mary (Keep) Kenyon, and they have one son, John Kent Sinclair. Mr. Sinclair is one of the conservative men of his town, trustee of the Hungerford Collegiate Institute, trustee of the Baptist church and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity whose life has proven his word as good as his bond.

 

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