John Patterson Sinclair is the son of Isaac S. Sinclair and Anna (Patterson) Sinclair.
John married Sarah Martin before he came to Indiana. He became a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church and was numbered among the early "circuit riders."
He first lived a mile west of Cloverdale, but later located three miles south of that place, where he cleared land and made a good home. About 1850 he went to Greencastle and afterwards made several other changes in location, eventually located about a mile north of Putnamville.
About 1854 he engaged in running a sawmill at Cloverdale. He returned to the old home south of Coverdale, but his last days were spent near Putnamville, where his death occurred.
He was survived by three sons and six daughters, namely: Strange W., Isaac L., John T., Serelda, Nancy, Mary, Lucinda, America Ann and Elizabeth.
*Weik's 1910 History of Putnam County, Indiana, page 293
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: