Fanny Sinclear’s Bag

New York State

c. 1844

wool on linen

Ht. 24’, W. 17”

Fanny Sinclear was born April 7th, 1777 in Rochester, Connecticut, the daughter of Elisha Bigelow and Thankful Beebe.  She married Obed Edson in 1794  and lived in Hamilton, New York until Obed's death in 1804.  The following year, Fanny married Major Samuel Sinclear, who fought in the battles of Saratoga, Monmouth and Valley Forge.  The town of Sinclearville, in Chautauqua County, was named in his honor.