Previously, there was a merge proposal for the profiles of Major General Arthur Sinclair aka St Clair (bef. 1733 - 1818) and General Arthur St Clair but the merge was rejected primarily because the two men had different parents. We know for sure that there was only one General St. Claire, aide de camp to General George Washington so is seems that these two profiles clearly represent the same man. The confusion sets in because General St. Clair (LNAB: Sinclair) had a cousin by the same name and some 19th century researchers conflated the cousin's birth information and now (even on Wikipedia) there is conflicting birth data.
According to Wikitree guidance, when two profiles represent the same person, they are merged. In the case of conflicting parents they can be detached, noted, and sorted later. In this case, we have a plausible explanation for the difference in parentage and the merge should proceed.
Both the Scotland Project and the American Revolutionary War Project (1776 Project) have expressed interest in maintaining profile management and so after the merge, the profile will be jointly managed. The merge will take place 30 days from the posting of this G2G question unless someone can come up with a viable reason why the two profiles represent different men.
In order to streamline the process of the merge and to allow al interested parties to have a say in the post-merge profile, I have created this space page that we can use to merge the two profiles in advance and use the finished text for the merge. Because this will be a long biography with many different roles (several wars: British officer and later an American officer, Congressman, President of the Congress, and Governor of the Northwest Territories) I suggest that the profile be divided by sections. There will need to be several sections to discuss the research that proves (disproves) the parentage and explains the reasons why the two men are the same.
Merging the profiles of General Arthur Sinclair aka St Clair
I invite all interested parties to "have at it" on the bio in the space page and if we come to any edit conflicts we can manage them in the space page profile comments. Be sure to join the trusted list of the space page to get updates on the progress.
I'm looking forward to some 1776/Scotland collaboration and a chance to make a profile that will raise the bar for all.
Thanks for your interest.
SJ - 1776 Project Leader
Bobbie Hall - Scotland Project Leader
Mark Sutherland-Fisher - Scotland Project Coordinator