Biography - J Sinclair

J. C. SINCLAIR, farmer, P. O. Litchfield, was born in Greene County, Ill., in 1837, to James and Rebecca (PARKS) SINCLAIR; father was born in Tennessee; was a farmer, and died in 1850; mother was born in Tennessee, and died in 1850; parents had nine children, subject being the fifth child; at the age of thirteen, left Greene County with his parents, and settled in Macoupin County, where he principally received his education; at the age of twenty, left Macoupin County and removed to Montgomery County, and settled upon the place where he now resides, and where he has ever since been engaged in tilling the soil of his beautiful farm of 1,300 acres; he rents the largest portion of the farm, having retired from active labor in 1881. In September, 1863, he married Elizabeth JONES, a native of Macoupin County, Ill., and the daughter of Lodowick JONES, from which union there have been born four children - James C., C. A., Eva M. and Vesta; in politics, unites with the Democratic part; subject's father was in the war of 1812.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 240.

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