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From: "Peggy Truesdell" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Joel SINOR (#3)
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 20:30:45 -0500
References: <001501c31687$95633a10$6d2ee542@geneology1> <>

Additional remarks from WAR narrative (about 1907):

" . I will give a short account of another faithful Brother who belonged to
Salem Church when I united. Elder Joel Sinor. He visited my house many
times. A more devoted Christian I never met. A man of few words -- only on
the scriptures. Humble and devoted. He never missed a meeting when he was
able to ride.

He passed away three years ago, leaving an aged widow, one of the eight
members of Salem Church when I united with it. Farewell to the memory of
Brother Sinor. ."

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Ott" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L]Bernie

> >
> >Another of my ancestors; Joel Sinor was married first to a Sarah Henry in
> >1835. He was seventeen years old...........and she was seventy-four
> >old!
> >
> >True story.
> Bernie,
> I thought the story that goes along with that marriage was very
> interesting. The elderly lady, Sarah Henry, told Joel's parents if he
> marry her, she would leave all her possessions to him. 1850 Bradley Co.
> Tn. Census lists him as 26 and she is 85, so she didn't die off quickly.
> Maybe that is why he became a Baptist minister during the first marriage.
> As I recall I saw an extract of their marriage and I thought it was 28
> 1839 in Green Co. TN. At least all the math works out if his birth is 1822
> and she about 1765 rather than the marriage of 1835.
> As I recall he was not much luckier with the second marriage, she
> promised she would marry him if she could bring along her aging parents. I
> guess that worked out on the farm in Colfax, Marion, (now Baxter) County
> Arkansas. The only reasonably flat farming land in that area is now the
> Country Club and Golf Course. Wonder if he once owned that land. He traded
> for this land while on a trip to Springfield Mo. from Tennessee, to take
> preaching job, he stopped and stayed all night with an alone lady whose
> husband was running from the law and hiding in Missouri. The lady said she
> would trade her land for his horse and wagon and she wanted to keep her
> personal possessions. She left for Missouri and he left to go back to get
> married and bring his wife and her family to Arkansas.
> During the Civil War, Joel and others would hide out at a near by
> spring to avoid the Bushwhackers. Lydia would bring food at night.
> He is still shown in the 1900 Census at that location
> Don
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