Family of Thomas Sinnard

Research by Roger Sinnard

Thomas born about 1759 the seventh child and fourth son of John and Elinor Sinnard. Both parents died in York county and left money to Thomas.

As Thos. Shinard returned with the Sixth Battalion of York County Militia on May 26, 1778. Also returned in 1780 from Fifth Battalion of York County Militia as Thomas Sinyard. Served again in 1782 in Washington County Second Battalion as Thomas Sinyard.

On 1779 and 1780 Hopewell Township, York County, Pennsylvania tax lists. Sometime between 1780-1781 went to Fallowfield Township,Washington County, Pennsylvania. Witnessed will of Mary Cunningham 20 September 1785, in Washington County. Taxed as Thomas Sinnard family for the years 1782-1784 in Fallowfield Twp, Washington Co.

Family as follows:

Between 1785 & 1791 family moved from Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Bourbon County, Kentucky. Then to Lebanon area, Butler County, Ohio, in May 1796. Thomas died in Butler County, Ohio, in 1810's Wife might have died between 1793 and 1810.

Sons William and Abraham moved to Sagamon County, Illinois in 1835 they might have taken their mother or a mother-in-law. In 1840 Census of Sangamon County, Illinois, shows family of William Senard with a female 80-90 years old. She was not in the 1850 Census.

Son Abraham who was born in 1791 lived in New Salem, Pleasant Pains area Sangamon County, Illinois. Was a friend of Abraham Lincoln when Lincoln was a young lawyer.

Would appreciate any help with following.

  1. Name of Thomas wife.
  2. Any information about Johnson, Griffin, Blackburn, Grove, Payn or Payne families. Washington or York Counties. Think intermarriages, with Thomas' brothers or sisters.