Tag: Sinyard

Tombstone Tuesday – Sinyard (Illinois)

The Sinyard family rests in Cass Cemetery in Downer’s Grove, Illinois.  There is the main family stone with 4 stones along side of it.  Two of the stones belong to the two wives of John Sinyard.  Eliza Garlick died in 1875.  John then married Esther who died in 1914.  Della, the young daughter of John and Eliza died in 1869 and rests next to Esther.  John himself died in 1918 and rests next to his beloved wife, Eliza.

Spotlight Sunday – John Franklin Sinyard

Name:  John Franklin Sinyard

Birthday:  about 1859

Parents:  John B. Sinyard & Eliza Garlick

Relationship:  Married to Mary Ann Bittles, father of 5 children.

Children:  Stewart, Margaret, John, Mary & Edward.

Hometown:  born in Michigan

Last Known Residence:  Lemont, Illinois

Education:  able to read and write

Occupation:  Quarry Laborer

Death:  after 1894.  He does not appear in the 1900 census with his family, though Mary is still listed as “married.”  In the 1910 census Mary is listed as a widow.

Cemetery:  Unknown

Relationship to Me:   2nd great-grandfather

Spotlight Sunday – Joshua Garlick

Name:  Joshua Garlick

Birthday:  March 27, 1799

Parents:  Joshua Garlick & Hannah Stafford

Relationship: Married to Mary Downes, father of 9 children.

Children:  Hannah, Mary, Robert, Wright, Eliza, Eliza (Sinyard), Thomas, Sarah & Ann.

Hometown:  Glossop, Derbyshire, England

Current Residence:  Lockport, Illinois

Church:  Saint Mary’s-Independent, Glossop, England

Immigration:  July 5, 1842 aboard the Monmouth from Liverpool

Education:  Unable to read or write

Occupation:  Farmer

Death:  Between 1850 & 1860

Cemetery:  A cemetery somewhere in Lockport, Illinois

Relationship to me:  4th great-grandfather