Family of William and Eleanor SinnardResearch by Roger Sinnard
William born about 1761 eight child and fifth son John and Elinor Sinnard. Both parents died in York county and left money to William. See research on brother Thomas Sinnard.
He was on May 27, 1778, York County Militia return from Revolution. Unable to find unit.
Went to Western Pennsylvania. Witnessed will of Jacob Johnson, Washington County 16 January 1781, signature could be Sinnard or Linnard. Hard to tell S or L in early handwriting.
On 15 February, 1787 Joshua Griffin bite off a piece of William Sinnard's left ear in Washington County. Think William was making advances on Joshua's sister, Sarah?
Purchased land in Washington County 16 February 1789 from David and Esther Jamison. Sold it 29 November 1797 to Ephraim Quimbey. General location not given in deeds.
Purchased 183 acres know as Thomas Town from Thomas and Sarah Sands on 23 September 1809, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Neighbors Joseph Reed, Charles Johnson, Hugh McDonald, Francis Wilson, Henry Morrow and Widow Taylor.
William probably married Eleanor (Armstrong? Morrow?) about 1810. Second marriage? When their first child was born he would have been in his 50s and Eleanor in her 30's.
Family is listed in 1830 Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Census, page 160.
Children of William and Eleanor are:
When William died March 22, 1839, they lived in Penn Township (Formerly Wilkins Township) Allegheny County. He owned 180 acres and 132 perches of land, apparently just in his own name. Think this is the land purchased in 1809. Land sold by Eleanor and children in 1860's.
Later Eleanor sued John Morrow for not making payments on land contract.
Would appreciate any help with following.