Biography of Nelson Sinclair, m. 1848

Contributed by Diana Flynn

NELSON SINCLAIR, farmer and tile manufacturer, is a native of Wayne County, Ky., and is descended from an old and honored Scottish family, which traces its ancestry far back into the history of the United Kingdoms. Both his maternal and paternal grandparents were among the early settlers of the Old Dominion, which was the birthplace of his parents, from whence they removed to Kentucky at an early day. When a small boy, Nelson was taken by his parents to Breckinridge County, Ky., and from there to Orange County, Ind., where after a residence of eighteen years his father died. The widow then removed to Greene County, Ind., induced so to do by a daughter who had married and preceeded them. Nelson Sinclair is one of the following-named family of children: Patsy, Nelson, Joseph, Isaac, Nancy (deceased), Fannie, and Mrs. Shelton, of Howard County, this State. He was joined in marriage in 1848 with Miss Elizabeth Tarter, a native of Pulaski County, Ky., and a daughter of John and Nancy (Lawrence) Tarter, and to their union the following children were born: Ellen (deceased), Jane Wyley, Carrie J., Martha, Francis M., Albert (deceased), Edward, William D., and Lovell H., who was named in honor of Gen. L. H. Rousseau, a distinguished soldier of the Mexican war and the rebellion. Mr. Sinclair was the first to engage in the manufacture of tile in Fairplay Township, and at this he is yet employed, and is also operating a farm, in both branches of business making a success. He is a substantial and much esteemed citizen.

HISTORY OF GREENE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, STATE OF INDIANA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH INTERESTING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, REMINISCENCES, NOTES, ETC., CHICAGO: GOODSPEED BROS. & CO., PUBLISHERS. 1884.
GREENE CO., INDIANA, FAIRPLAY TWP., PAGE 404

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