biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
SAMUEL SINCLAIR of Oskaloosa, was born in Loudoun County, Va., Oct. 13, 1813. He was reared in Washington County, Pa., where he grew to manhood, and where he was first married to Oma Mitchener, by whom he had five children, three yet living: Charles, James and Harriet. Mrs. Sinclair died in February, 1857, and he again married, Sarah Bartley becoming his wife. There were four chil- dren by this union, three now livingÄBartley, Ade- line and Willie. Mr. Sinclair enlisted and was sworn into service Aug. 14, 1861. in what was known as the Washing- ton Independent Guard, which was stationed along the line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This command had a severe fight at Greenbrier, where the enemy was repulsed with great loss. By rea- son of ill-health he was discharged from the service in 1862. In 1869 he removed to the State of Ohio, where be spent two years; and in 1871 came to Ma- haska County. He now receives a pension of $8 per month. Mr. Sinclair is a member of the G. A. R., and also of the I. O. O. F. Politically he is a Repub- lican of the stalwart sort. He enjoys the confidence of all who know him, and is an upright, honorable citizen.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy