Person:Eleanor Gay (6)

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Name Eleanor Gay
Gender Female
Birth? 17 Aug 1740 poss. Orange/Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 30 Nov 1756 Augusta County, Virginiato William "The Stiller" Kincaid
Death? 09 Oct 1825 Cane Spring, Woodford County, Kentucky

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Note: This Eleanor Gay has been surmised by some researchers as a sister of William, John, Robert, James and Samuel Gay of early Augusta County, Virginia. This is NOT proven, as she MAY be a niece, based upon her birthdate being at least 10-15 years after any of the five Gay Brothers that migrated to Augusta County.


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Gay Families of Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, Virginia Author(s): Robert H. Montgomery Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 2 (Apr., 1951), pp. 195-215 Published by: Virginia Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4245769

ELEANOR GAY KINKEAD

In 1764, William Kinkead's wife Eleanor was captured by the Indians at their home near the source of the Big Calfpasture River. With her were taken her two children. The son was killed but the daughter, Isabella, grew up to marry Andrew Hamilton and has many descendants. Eleanor was returned to her husband after rescue by the Boquet Expedition and they had other children. They moved to Woodford County, Kentucky. Her will is dated September 12, 1822, proved December, 1825. She names daugh- ter Susan, wife of Joseph Lindsey; sons: Guy, John, William; Daughters: Isobella Hamilton, Margaret Lindsay, Rebecca Owen. Executors, son Wil- liam and Samuel M. Wallace, Guy Hamilton. Wit: Thomas Maddox, Alex B. Hamilton, Mary Hamilton. (Woodford Co., Kentucky, Will Book G: 317, abstracted by Mrs. Annie Walker Bums. For list of children see Railey, 69. For account of captivity, Railey, x5x; Waddell, 184-5; Pisgah Meeting.)

It has often been said that Eleanor was the sister of the Calfpasture pioneers, John, James, William, Robert and Samuel. This may be so. Her son, John Kinkead, in his letter to his son (copy among Draper MSS.; also printed in Register of Kentucky State Historical Society) does not say any thing about her ancestry. He gives the dates of her birth, August I 7, 1740, marriage, November 30, 1756, and capture, April I4, I764. The Calfpasture brothers( if brothers they were) were at least a generation older than Eleanor and it is my guess that she was not a sister but perhaps a niece or cousin. I have little doubt that she was related but there is nothing I have found that enables me to place her. For a list of her children and a further account of her, see an article, "The Kinkead Family," in 37 Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, 301, et seq.

Gay Families of Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, Virginia Author(s): Robert H. Montgomery Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 2 (Apr., 1951), pp. 195-215 Published by: Virginia Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4245769

ELEANOR GAY KINKEAD

In 1764, William Kinkead's wife Eleanor was captured by the Indians at their home near the source of the Big Calfpasture River. With her were taken her two children. The son was killed but the daughter, Isabella, grew up to marry Andrew Hamilton and has many descendants. Eleanor was returned to her husband after rescue by the Boquet Expedition and they had other children. They moved to Woodford County, Kentucky. Her will is dated September 12, 1822, proved December, 1825. She names daugh- ter Susan, wife of Joseph Lindsey; sons: Guy, John, William; Daughters: Isobella Hamilton, Margaret Lindsay, Rebecca Owen. Executors, son Wil- liam and Samuel M. Wallace, Guy Hamilton. Wit: Thomas Maddox, Alex B. Hamilton, Mary Hamilton. (Woodford Co., Kentucky, Will Book G: 317, abstracted by Mrs. Annie Walker Bums. For list of children see Railey, 69. For account of captivity, Railey, x5x; Waddell, 184-5; Pisgah Meeting.)

It has often been said that Eleanor was the sister of the Calfpasture pioneers, John, James, William, Robert and Samuel. This may be so. Her son, John Kinkead, in his letter to his son (copy among Draper MSS.; also printed in Register of Kentucky State Historical Society) does not say any thing about her ancestry. He gives the dates of her birth, August I 7, 1740, marriage, November 30, 1756, and capture, April I4, I764. The Calfpas- ture brothers( if brothers they were) were at least a generation older than Eleanor and it is my guess that she was not a sister but perhaps a niece or cousin. I have little doubt that she was related but there is nothing I have found that enables me to place her. For a list of her children and a further account of her, see an article, "The Kinkead Family," in 37 Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, 301, et seq.