Janette Sinclair

11 June 1843–23 February 1881 (Age 37)
Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Janette

When Janette Sinclair was born on 11 June 1843, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Sinclair Sr., was 26 and her mother, Christiana Archibald, was 20. She married John Heaton on 4 October 1859, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 23 February 1881, in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Heaton
Janette Sinclair
Marriage: 4 October 1859
Jonas Heaton
Elizabeth Ann Heaton
Christina Archibald Heaton
Mary Jane Heaton
Martha Heaton
John Heaton Jr
Sarah Agnes Heaton
William Sinclair Heaton
James Henry Heaton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1859St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 4
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 11
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle (Manche), so called from the dedication of its church to Saint Clarus (see Clare 3).Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.History: The Scottish family Sinclair (see 1 above) came to southern Scotland in the twelfth century from Huntingdonshire with the de Morvilles. Descendants of these Sinclairs became earls of Caithness in the 15th century. The frequency of the surname in Caithness and Orkney is largely due to the adoption by tenants of the name of their overlord.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    St. Clair

    Story Highlight

    JANET SINCLAIR 11 June 1843 - 23 Feb. 1881

    It is likely that JANET SINCLAIR met John Heaton in St. Louis. JANET was born in Tranent, Haddington, Scotland 11 June 1843, and was 15 years younger than he was. She had made the journey from Scotlan …

    Sources (40)

    • Jessie John, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jeanette Sinclair in entry for Martha Heaton, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Jane Heaton in household of John Heaton, "United States Census, 1860"

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