Jacob Sinks Jr., son of Jacob Sinks Sr., was born in Virginia, probably Hampshire Co., in 1777 or 1778.He left Pendleton Co., Ky. after the 1810 census, arriving in La. in time to serve in Capt. Timothy Rodgers Co., Major Thomas Flucker's Battn., La. Militia and fought in the Battle on New Orleans.I then lose track of him until 1850, when he appears on the census rolls of Natchitoches Parish, La.In 1855 he lived in Sabine Parish, La. and applied for bounty land for his 1812 service.The signature on the application is a close match to the signature of Jacob Sinks, Jr. on the 1801 marriage bond and an 1810 note to William Clark in Pendleton Co., Ky.I am satisfied with the identity.Jacob's bounty land application was rejected because the government could not find the records of the unit.His name is in fact borne on the rolls of the 10 and 20th Consolidated Regt. of La. Militia with the note, "Transferred from Capt. T. Rogers Co., 10th Regt."
My 4th cousin, Karen Cain, and I are quite interested in learning more about the family of Jacob Sinks, Jr.We descend from his brother, Charles Sinks, who moved to Dayton, Ohio and then to Daviess Co., Ind. Karen and I published a book on the Jacob Sinks family back in 1980.
The link between Jacob Sinks Jr. and Sr. is quite solid.Charles Sinks was sued by the estate of John Waller over a lot in Pendleton Co., Ky.Among the loose court records in Daviess Co., Ind. is an affidavit from T. Mountjoy which contains the statement, "He further states that he understood Waller that he inteded to make a prsent of a lot to Charles Sinks, & to his brother Jacob Sinks & to his father Jacob Sinks Senr. if they becme settlers & he states that they did become settlers...."