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David Sinton of Cincinnati
26 June 1808 - Unshinagh, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s213 ]
31 August 1900 - Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States of America - [ s213 s1352 ]
2 September 1900 - Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America - Section 22, Lot F - [  s1027 ]
Born 1764 - Died 28d 6mo 1835
Born 16 May 1778 - Died 6 May 1866
Born 1 August 1826 - Died 28 May 1853
22 July 1846 - Union Landing, Ohio, United States of America
 Child 1
Born 21 April 1848 - Died 18 September 1869
 Child 2
Born 12 March 1852 - Died 31 January 1931
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Marble portrait bust of David Sinton created by Hiram Powers in 1870
Marble portrait bust of David Sinton
created by Hiram Powers in 1870
David Sinton 1808-1900
David Sinton 1808 - 1900
Sinton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Sinton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division,
Detroit Publishing Company Collection
David Sinton headstone
Sinton Obalisque and Headstone
Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
The Obalisque and Headstone photographs come from the Find A Grave website courtesy of Kevin Guy.
The location is Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Link to the Find A Grave site for David Sinton
[RFSS Jun 2008]

The town of Sinton in Texas, USA was named after David.
The following link refers to this THSA
[RFSS Dec 2003]

There is an excellent biography of David Sinton at SINTON FAMILY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY OHIO
Written and researched by Sharon M. Kouns.
[RFSS Dec 2003]

OHIO'S RICHEST MAN DIES...... Cincinnati.. August 31, 1900.. David Sinton the richest man in Cincinnati & Ohio, died this evening... at age 93.... He leaves an estate of 20 Million dollars.... Mr. Sinton was born in Ireland and reared in West Union, Ohio from age 3.... His start in life was as a clerk at a tavern in Sinking Springs, Ohio,, at the age of 14... He received $4 a month plus room & board... Later he went to Hanging Rock iron region with a salary of $400. per year... Here he laid the foundation of his fortune.... He leaves one daughter, Anna (Sinton) Taft.... His deceased parents are buried in West Union, Ohio............ Two things stand out to remember Mr. Sinton by.. One was the old Sinton Hotel in downtown Cincinnati... The other is the famous Taft Museum also located in downtown Cincinnati.. This house was built about 1820 for Martin Baum.. Later it was the residence of Nicholas Longworth... Tradition has it that Mr. Sinton bought this house for his daughter as a wedding present... David Sinton lived in the house with his daughter Anna and son-in-law Charles Phelps Taft.... Anna & Charles lived in this house from 1873 until 1929.... In 1929 they donated the house to the City of Cincinnati,, as a museum, the museum opened November 29, 1932.... The families of the Taft's, Longworth's, Roosevelt's,, were intertwined for many years in politics, business & personal relationships.. It involved 2 Presidents of the Unted States, and a Speaker of the House...... & Alice (Roosevelt) Longworth one of the most influential woman in the country for 8 generations.

Text and portrait from
[RFSS Jun 2008]

According to the National Archives money converter $20,000,000 would be equivalent to $1,141,200,000 to-day.
[RFSS May 2009]

United States Census, 1 June 1880
Name: David Sinton
Residence: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
Birthdate: 1808
Birthplace: Ireland
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Widowed
Age (Expanded): 72 years
Occupation: Iron Dealer
NARA Film Number: T9-1025
Page: 468
Page Character: A
Entry Number: 432
Film number: 1255025
[RFSS Mar 2011]

United States Census, 1 June 1860
Name: David Sinton
Residence: , Hamilton, Ohio
Ward: 14th Ward Cincinnati City
Age: 45 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Ireland
Gender: Male
Page: 110
Family Number: 715
Film Number: 803976
DGS Number: 4282520
Image Number: 00306
NARA Number: M653
[RFSS Mar 2011]

Ohio Deaths and Burials 1854-1997
Name: David Sinton
Gender: Male
Death Date: 31 Aug 1900
Death Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
Age: 92
Birth Date: 1808
Birthplace: Ireland
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: John Sinton
Mother's Name: Mary Sinton
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07030-2
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 355118
Reference Number: v 2 p 36
[RFSS Mar 2011]
[ s213 ] Ancestral File - THE SINTON FAMILY - Page 2-11 Ref. 130d - Walter Lyon Sinton / Lulu Bell Sinton / John Ronald Howard Greeves / Robert Francis Speers Sinton / Ann Heacock Sinton - Version 1.01 (Feb 2003]
[ s1352 ] Death Registration - Ohio Deaths and Burials 1854-1997 - Death of David Sinton on 31 August 1900 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States of America - Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07030-2, System Origin: Ohio-EASy, Source Film Number: 355118, Reference Number: v 2 p 36 - DR1900-31-08-DS
[ s1027 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America - H1900-31-08-DS 
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