I really enjoy researching the Sinyard line.  As near as I can gather, John Sinyard is the only one of his family who came to America from England.  For whatever reason he resided in Illinois.  He married Eliza Garlick, and they moved to Michigan for a brief time before coming back to Illinois.  Eliza died in 1875, and John married Esther Powell, a widow.   John and Eliza’s son, John Franklin, married Mary Ann Bittles.  (I intend to add more information here with documents, etc.)

2 Responses to “Sinyard”

  • Nancy SIdaway:

    Hi Lisa! Haave I been wrong all these years in the story that Dorothy Sinyards granparents came from Ireland and were catholic and protestant?
    Cute Tidbit that my grandmother (Dorothy) told me once…her name was Helen Dorothy, she went by Dorothy because the midwife that helped deliver all the babies on her street was named Helen and required every family she helped to name a daughter after her…so the street was full of Helens.

    • Lisa:

      Hi, Nancy! Dorothy Sinyard grandparents were born in America. Her Sinyard great-grandparents were born in England. Dorothy’s Hayes’ grandparents have stated on the 1900 census that they are from Ireland. I do not know much about them due to how common their name is. Still working on it! And hey… thanks for the story – I LOVE IT!!! Keep ’em coming!!!

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