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Sinclair, John T.

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Sinclair, John T.
February 28, 2007 06:40PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 614.
[Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]

JOHN T. SINCLAIR, coal dealer, Georgetown; was born in Scott County, Ky.,
in the village of Stamping Ground, Jan. 24, 1839. He was educated at
Georgetown College; leaving at the age of seventeen; he began life as a
farmer, afterward becoming a merchant, conducting business in his native
village, until the war broke out, when he enlisted in Morgan's command,
Colonel D. Howard Smith's regiment, Company B, 5th Kentucky Cavalry, of
which he was elected second lieutenant. He commanded Company B on raids
in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indians, being captured at Buffington,
Ohio; he was held twenty-three months at Johnson's Island, Allegheny
City Penitentiary, Point Look-out, and Fort Delaware, as a prisoner of war.
At the close of the war he was paroled, when he returned to his farm in
Scott County. He engaged in merchandising at his native home for a brief
period, and served for two years as Constable of Stamping Ground. In
January, 1871, he was elected Deputy Sheriff with S. T. Connellee, and
served four years. In 1875 he was elected Sheriff of Scott County, and
served four years; since which time he has been a representative of
prominent Fire and Life Insurance Companies. In 1881, under the firm
name of Thompson & Sinclair, he established a coal and lumber yard on Main
Street. His parents were natives of this county. His father, Benjamin W.
Sinclair, was a physician, and practiced at Stamping Ground until his
death in January, 1846; he married Elizabeth M. Burbridge, daughter of
Thomas Burbridge of this county. The great-grandparents of our subject
were from Virginia and settled in this county in very early times. His
grandfather, George Burbridge, was a noted race-horse man.

Sinclair Burbridge

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