The Ringgold Record, 1874
NOTICE of DEATH.
DIED - In Riley township, Ringgold County, Iowa, April 17th, 1874, Henry SINCOE (sic, should be SINCO), in the 74th year of his age.
Father SINCOE came to this county about nineteen years ago, and settled on the farm where he died April 18th 1874 after
an illness of about three months. Although his suffering was very great he bore it very patiently. He leaves a wife and
six children to mourn his loss. The funeral was preached on Sabbath, by the writer; Text, 1st Cor., 15th chapter, 35th
verse. On Monday he was followed to his grave [at Lillie Cemetery, near Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa] by many old and long tried friends.
NOTE: Henry's wife, Jane (BENNETT) SINCO was born in South Carolina on
October 12, 1816, married Henry in Indiana on November 19, 1834 and they came to Iowa in 1844. Jane died on February 23,
1898 with interment at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Iowa. Of their children:
John C. SINCO, their son, was born at Bloomington, Green County, Indiana
on January 12, 1839, and died in 1889. His wife
Caroline Watson (KLING) SINCO was born in Pennsylvania April 27, 1846, and died at Benton, Iowa, on June 25, 1933. They
were interred at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Maggie A. (SINCO) BARNES was born in 1854, and died in 1936 with interment in Maple Row Cemetery beside her husband,
William H. BARNES (1841-1927), a Civil War Veteran.
"A History of
Henry and Jane SINCO Together With A Genealogy of Their Descendants" by Ora Scott FOLTZ
may be found on Decatur County's IAGenWeb website.
Henry SINCO settled in Section 2 of Riley Township in 1855. He was born in Virginia and died at the age of 74 years
in 1874. His family consisted of severn children. Before coming to Ringgold County, Henry had laid out a town in
Decatur County naming it Paris, but it was later re-named High Point [present-day a ghost town, located east of
Leon along Highway 2].
LESAN, Mrs. B. M. Early History of Ringgold County: 1844 - 1937 p. 24. Blair Pub. House. Lamoni IA. 1937.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008; updated June of 2010
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