SINCLAIR, GEORGE W. (1817-1906) : George W. Sinclair, Confederate Veteran, was born in 1817. He married Elizabeth Trent (Trant) and had three known children. The first son was James D. Sinclair, born July 4, 1844; the second son was Joseph W. Sinclair, born in 1850 in Alabama; and the third son was John L. Sinclair, born in 1851, in Florida.
James D. Sinclair married a woman named Francis and they had two known children. Kate was born in 1867, in Texas, and William E., was born in 1869, also in Texas. The third son, John L. Sinclair, married a woman named Susan who was born in January of 1857 in Tennessee. They were married in 1893 and had no known children.
George Sinclair moved to Texas with his family in 1855, where he worked as a farmer until the start of the war. Sinclair mustered into Company H of the 13th Texas Confederate Infantry Regiment. This Regiment was organized in September and October of 1861, and composed of six companies of infantry, two companies of artillery and two companies of cavalry. Company H formally became the Field Battery on February 11, 1863, when they became an independent artillery battery. The regiment was assigned to various brigades and districts throughout the war and was part of the Trans-Mississippi Department. They were also involved in many engagements such as, San Luis Pass on April 5-6, 1862; near Velasco, Texas, on July 4, 1862, and on August 11, 1862; and at Stirlings Plantation on September 29, 1863. The regiment was surrendered by General E. Kirby Smith, commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865.
It is assumed that George Sinclair returned to Texas after the war and continued to work as a farmer. In 1900, he was widowed and living in Day County, Oklahoma with his son and daughter-in-law, John and Susan Sinclair.
On August 23, 1905, George Sinclair was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Texas. He died there, almost one year later, on August 12, 1906, and was interred at the Texas State Cemetery.
Sources: Confederate Home Roster; 1870 Texas, Dallas PO Census; 1900 Oklahoma, Day County Census; 1910 Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma Census; http://www.bauer.uh.edu/parks/tex/irg0130.html