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Jacob Sinton of Wilkes Barre
 Born
9d 11mo 1761 - Moyallon, Co. Down, Ireland - [ s398 s2192 ]
 Died
1837 - Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States of America - [ s398 ]
 Father
Born 14d 10mo 1732 - Died 6d 1mo 1812
 Mother
Born 15d 10mo 1737 - Died 1810
 Spouse
Born 11d 3mo 1763 - Died 31d 10mo 1841
 Married
9d 12mo 1784 - Friends Meeting House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
 Child 1
Born About 1787 -
 Child 2
Born About 1789 -
 Child 3
Born 10d 4mo 1792 - Died 10d 1mo 1857
 Child 4
Born About 1797 - Died After 1853
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES
Quaker.

Jacob was in partnership with his brother Joseph after they came from Ireland in 1795. Location of Sinton's General Store: At Sinton's Corner which was located in Wilkes Barre City, PA in Quadrant E11 on the West corner of Franklin & Market Sts. Store is no longer there. Torn down in 1800's.

This couple founded the "Pottsville" line of Sintons.

He married, 12 mo. 9 1784, Philadelphia Meeting, Mary Dawson, daughter of Elias and Elizabeth (Morton) Dawson; (daughter of James Morton), who were married at Grange meeting 5 mo 25, 1763...(Dawson, pg 193). Job (sic) son of Thomas and Mary (sic) Sinton, Philadelphia, Pa., [Hinshaw, pg 503, Phila MM]; Mary was born 3 mo. 11, 1763, in Ireland and died 10 mo. 31, 1841, (Dawson, and see letter quoted below, iv.)

When LBS's notes were taken, it was thought she was Mary, daughter of Thomas Dawson and Mary Christie who was sister to Margaret Christie, who married Thomas Sinton.

1790 Census Salisbury, Lancaster Co., PA, Jacob Sinton, 1 male 16+; 2 males under 16; 4 females

1800 Census Augusta Northumberland Co., PA, Jacob Sinton, 1 male under 10; 1 male 10-15; 2 males 26-44; 2 females under 10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 26-44

1810 Census Wilkes Barre Luzerne Co., PA, Jacob Sinton, 2 males 10-15; 1 male 26-44;1 male 45+; 1 female under 10; 2 females 10-15; 2 females 16-25; 1 female 45+

1820 Census Richmond Henrico Co., VA, (unsure this Jacob) Jacob Sinton, 3 males under 10; 1 male 16-18; 1 male 18-26; 1 male 45+; 3 females under 10; 1 female 16-18; 2 females under 45; 2 females 45+; 1 male slave under 14

1830 Census Wilkes Barre Twp Luzerne Co., PA, Jacob Sinton, 1 male 10-15; 1 male 50-60; 1 male 60-70; female 15-20; 1 female 20-30; 1 female 30-40; 1 female 50-60; 1 female 60-70

Copies of Jacob and his wife Mary's wills received from Wendy Cooper Francis.

Jacob Sinton's Will
In the name of the everlasting God _______ I, Jacob Sinton, of the borough of Wilkes BArre, County of Luzerne, and state of Pennsylvania being aged and aware also of the uncertainty of human life but being now of sound and disposing(?) mind(?) memory and understanding, do make publish and declare through last will and testament hereby re____ing all other will or wills by me at any time hertofore made and executed.
Firstly, I do order and direct my executrix and executor herinafter named to pay adjust settlesatisfy all funeral expenses debts or other legalclaims or charges upon or against my estate as soon as conviently and lawfully may be done after my decease.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Sinton all my household goods and furniture of every kind, one cow, one horse, my carriage and harness and the sum of five hundred dolars($500) to be paid out of the storegoods should there be on hand at the time of my decease. Otherwise the said amount to be paid to her by my executors herinafter named out of my general estate, and further if the cow, horse, carriage and harness should not be on hand at the time of my decease the said property to be purchased for her out of my general estate by my executors herinafter named.
Thirdly, all the rest residue remainder of my estate real personal and mixed(?) I do give ____se and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary and my beloved children and grandchild Betsey wife of Sidney Tracy. John Sinton, James Sinton, Phebe H. Sinton and Mary Clement Tracy their heirs Executors and administrators equally to be divided among them share and share alike but shuld my dear wife depart this life previous to myself my said residuary estate in such case to be divided equally among my children and grandchild above named share and share alike. It being further my understanding and intention that if either of my said children should die before me leaving lawful issue to take and receive under this will the share the deceased parents would have been entitled to had___she survived myself and in the event of not having issue as aforesaid of dying before me, my said, residuary estate to be divided among the survivors of the legatees aforesaid equally in the same manner as if such deceased legatees had not been named herein.
Lastly, I ______ate and appoint my dear wife Mary Sinton and my son James Sinton and son in law Sidney Tracy executrix and executors of this my last will and testament.
Jacob Sinton (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by Jacob Sinton and for his last will and testament this twenty ninth day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty six he being at the time of sound and disposing understanding.
(signed) John W. Conyngham - Edmund Taylor.
[JHJ]
SOURCES
[ s398 ] Ancestral File - THE SINTON FAMILY - Page 1-2 Ref 4c - Walter Lyon Sinton / Lulu Bell Sinton / John Ronald Howard Greeves / Robert Francis Speers Sinton / Ann Heacock Sinton - Version 1.01 (Feb 2003]
[ s2192 ] Birth Registration - Birth of Jacob Sinton on 9 November 1761 in Moyallon, Co. Down, Ireland - The Religious Society of Friends, Lurgan Meeting, Volume 2, Page 4 - BR1761-09-11-JS
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