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Re: General Arthur St Clair's daughter Louisa
At 19:18 07/06/99 -0600, you wrote:
>In your email about the General's children you did not mention Arthur
>Clair Jr. He married Frances Stahl and had numerous children. Arthur
>was the 1st Attorney General of what is now Cinncinnati, OH.
>was named by Gen. St. Clair for the Order of the Cinncinnati,
>organization formed by Gen. George Washington and a few of his
>the American Revolution. Of which the membership had been held by
>descendants of Arthur St. Clair Jr. for 5 generations. Arthur
>grandson, William St. Clair was a prominant minister of the
>Methodist/Episcopal faith in the mid 1800s and then he became a
>Doctor in the state of Illinois where he resided in Effingham,IL.
>Charles St. Clair was also a prominant physician in Colorado and was
>the first graduates of the Colorado University of Medicine. (He was
>great-grandfather). If you would like further information on this
>please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Michelle L. Brown
Apologies for omitting Arthur Junior who, as you say, married Frances
Little or Styal by whom
Arthur who married Mary, the sister of Senator Lane >
> Margaret Balfour who married George W. Tabscott
Frances who married a Mr Mayo
Laura who remained single
Eliza who remained single.
Your additional information is invaluable. We need to find someone
who will bring the Sinclair history (and by this
I also mean the para-genetic Sinclairs) up to date because we owe as much
(if not more) to those of matrilineal
descent than we do to those who are nominally Sinclairs but who have not
necessarily inherited the drive and tenacity
which has been the hallmark of the family for over a thousand
years. Your own family history demonstrates this and,
to my mind, demonstartes the absurdity of wives having to take their
That which is born in the bone can never be driven out of the
Very many thanks. It is just this kind of additional
informatiion which makes the Sinclair pages so interesting and
stimulating. Your contribution brightened my day. I loved
it. Factual, positive, rightly proud of a singular contribution
to American history, in general, and to Cinncinnati, in particular.
Major General Arthur St Clair was a comrade of Washigton
as was that great agriculturalist, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, who
founded the Department of Agriculture under
William Pitt, the Younger. I have a book with his correspondence
with Washington and another book with his correspondence
with other Heads of State. On a visit to Sweden (where Sinclair
descendants live to this day) Sir John was told: "I hope the
name of Sinclair, by valour eternised in Schweden*, gives to this, its
second native country, a proof of its wish that the
happiness of Mankind may increase".
* This was a reference to the courage of Major Malcolm Sinclair who was
murdered by the Russians and to whom the
Swedes erected a monument. An article about Major
Sinclair will appear in the next issue of "Yours Aye". An
on Sir John Sinclair will be included in the series on
notable Sinclairs. This may take some time because I have a
business to run which occupies a great deal of each
day. Nevertheless, it will be done.
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