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Mary M. "Polly" Oates Sinclair
Birth: Jul. 15, 1811
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 6, 1896
Wayne County
Tennessee, USA

Mary was the daughter of Thomas Oates and Sarah Latham. At the time of her birth Gaston County was a part of Lincoln County, North Carolina.

In the William Sinclair bible there is a sheet of paper entitled "Children of Thomas Oates". This page lists the names and dates of birth of the sisters and brothers of Mary Oates Sinclair. Evidently this page was recorded by either Mary herself or her husband William Sinclair. This list of children gives the names and exact same dates of birth as those inscribed on their gravestones.

Mary was the second wife of William Sinclair.
Information from the William Sinclair bible shows that in adddition to the seven named children, Mary was the mother of six unnamed infants which included a set of twins. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Oates (1788 - 1858)
  Sarah Latham Oates (1790 - 1854)
  William Sinclair (1794 - 1857)
  John B. Sinclair (1833 - ____)*
  Mary Ann Sinclair (1839 - ____)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Sinclair Copeland (1840 - 1909)*
  Nancy Susan Sinclair Koonce (1843 - 1921)*
  Mary C. Sinclair Alexander (1846 - 1871)*
  William Thomas Sinclair (1849 - 1931)*
  John O. Sinclair (1855 - 1872)*
  Mary M. Oates Sinclair (1811 - 1896)
  Anna Oates Serves (1813 - 1855)*
  John Reed Oates (1817 - 1892)*
  William Oates (1822 - 1889)*
  Margaret Latham Oates Adams (1823 - 1900)*
  Thomas McGill Oates (1827 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Inscription on gravestone
"Mary M., wife of William Sinclair,
born July 15, 1811
died May 6, 1896
aged 84 years, 9 months and 23 days"
Note: Transcribed and photographed by Sandra Haney Tedford and Allene Banks Haney in 1978.
Sinclair Cemetery
Wayne County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Sandra Haney Tedford
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96526950
Mary M. Polly <i>Oates</i> Sinclair
Added by: Sandra Haney Tedford
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For my Great Great Great Grandmother
- Sandra Haney Tedford
 Added: Jan. 16, 2013

- sniksnak
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012
This page is sponsored by: Sandra Haney Tedford

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