Joseph F. Sinnott Family, 1837-1906
Joseph Francis Sinnott (1837-1906) was an Irish businessman who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1854. In 1863, Joseph F. Sinnott married Annie Eliza Rogers at Philadelphia. The couple had nine children together, six boys and three girls. Sinnott became the sole proprietor of Gibson's distillery in 1888. He renamed it Moore & Sinnott and it was known as the largest distiller of rye whiskey in the US with the capacity to produce 30,000 barrels per year. As a prominent Philadelphia businessman, Sinnott also became a trustee of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and served as director of the First National Bank. At the time of his death, his estate was valued at 2.2 million dollars.