No problem. Slight correction though - I gave
permission for the material to be shared with anyone descending from that (ie.
your) branch. I simply do not wish it to be shared with anyone outside
that branch for obvious reasons. Once burned - twice shy.
I received the photos and am expecting a
researcher's report any day that should clarify much of that
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2000 2:54 PM
Hi Jean G.
I'm sorry for the confusion. You were the
Jean I was referring to, since we were discussing the Sinclairs of New Orleans
and Memphis. I was hoping to find, or "snag", others on the
discussion list who might have some interest in these particular
Sinclairs. When nobody else responded, I made the offer to Ken, who was
complaining about unnecessarily long trailers,to correspond with you "off
the list", so that others won't have their email boxes overflowing with
material they are not interested in.
Your research arrived here safe and sound, and I thank you very much for
sharing it with me. I promise not to divulge any of your own research.
I hope by now my packet has arrived to you, with the information about the
Ontario Sinclairs who are related to your Neil and Duncan of New
Orleans. Its all very confusing with so many generations repeating those
names, and I'll be very interested to hear what you have to say about the
relationship. For those of you who might be interested, there is a giant
(well at least 16' high) celtic cross in the cemetery at Boston Mills, Ontario
(near Toronto), which reads SINCLAIR of NEW ORLEANS. This strange
monument has been a source of great interest to me, and was the reason for my
original querie to the list.
Hoping this clears up the misunderstanding. Have a wonderful
Thanksgiving holiday weekend to all our American cousins.
Jean Grigsby wrote:
Jean Stokes,Your last letter simply reminded
me that it was something I was going to suggest long ago. My main
concern at the moment is a letter from Toni Sinclair to the site dated Nov.
1, 2000 in which she states that "Jean and I will be corresponding off
the list, since we haven't snagged anyone else looking for New Orleans and
Memphis Sinclairs". I cannot invision why I would be wanting to
"snag" anyone for anything so I assume she was referring to
you. Since I have sent Toni an
unpublished but copyrighted portion of a book from my Archives on this
Louisiana/Memphis branch, I am unsure if she was referring to me or if she
was referring to you or even to someone else on the list. Her response
was to "Ken" who has no connection with the bloodline (his letter
of November 1) and yet is apparently compiling a Sinclair digest, it has
just been a source of confusion to me. Another example - I sent a package to a man in Maryland which should
have been sent to a man in Indiana with the same name - both given and
surname. There are also two Judy Blackwells, so the list could go on
and on and on. If it takes too
long to sign your real name, forget