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THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BAN SINCLAIR

John Ban Sinclair was born in the parish of Reay, Caithness. He came to Nova Scotia in 1818, and settled in St. Mary's, near the Two Mile Lake. His father's name was Donald Sinclair. It is said that his mother was a sister of Alexander Sinclair in Goshen.
John Ban Sinclair married Jane Macdonald, 4 April 1816, and had by her four children:
  1. Donald, died without issue
  2. Catherine was married to Alexander Chisholm
  3. Barbara was married to Hugh Macmillan
  4. Ann
He died in April 1849.

Ann was born in St. Mary's 16 June 1824. She was married 20 November 1845, to William M. Clark, in St. Mary's. She emigrated with her husband and family to Rushford, Illinois, in May 1870. She had ten children. Two of them died of diphtheria in St. Mary's. The others emigrated to Illinois with their parents. The family removed to Minneapolis in 1874. One of her sons, J. S. Clark, is a professor in the University of Minnesota.

Author's Addition (2nd Edition 1902):
John Ban Sinclair lived in Uag of Dunbeath at the time of his marriage. His wife lived at Dalvaich. Uag and Dalvaich are only a short distance apart. They are about six miles inland from Dunbeath.

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