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Re: Pa. StClairs--State experts exist?
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Hi Chris ---
You asked about a Pennsylvania expert on Sinclair lines (all spellings ) .
I personally don't know of any -- BUT ---
Any comprehensive study would have to include not only Pennsylvania , but of
necessity Delaware (once the three lower counties of Pensyvania ) and Maryland
For those not familiar with the area , you can be in the three states with a
twelve mile drive !
Also , the point of USA origin for most of those lines would have been the
Ports of the Delaware River / Bay (Wilmington , Chester , Philadelphia , New
Castle , etc.) and those on the Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore , Elkton , Norfolk ,
etc, ) ,
There are many other reasons why those areas must be viewed as one -- the "
fall line " and their grain , flour and textile mills ; the " Main Line "
railroads ; and the early roads that followed the Indian trails that led from
the summer fishing and shellfish camps to the winter hunting camps in the
interior ; etc.
The Church/ Meetings in the area often were subordinate to a Meeting or bishop
in another area and a search of those records will find one looking in all
three states .
I have spelled out the State names so that our cousins not in the USA will be
better able to follow this outline .