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Re: William Sinclair / Sinkler
To all ---
The historical connection to the Lancaster / York counties and Delaware thru
Chester County , Pa.( all USA ) was the grain trade by Conestoga Wagon to
Delaware's Quaker Mills at the "" Fall line "" on the Brandywine and
Christiana Rivers and then on to Philadelphia , Pa./ Baltimore , Maryland and
or shipment overseas !
The actual route was from the Lancaster / York Counties of Pennsylvania ,
then to Gap , Pennsylvania to the towns of Newport and New Castle , Delaware
and back , perhaps with gunpowder from the Dupont Powder Mills in Delaware or
with imported goods .
Interestingly , the highway route which is today known as the "" Newport -
Gap Pike"" was an old indian trail and many of the names in its vicinity are
from the indian language e.g. Hockessin --" place of foxes " , etc.
Some of my and Lynn Sinclair's family branches were innkeepers along these
routes in Colonial times !
Migration along these routes to the then "" wilderness "" and some of the
world's richest famlands in those counties was a natural opportunity not to
be missed !
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