Family:John Kincaid and Anne Graham (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Bef. 1755 Prob. Virginia
BEF 28 MAR 1843 Fayette County, Virginia
abt. 1770 Virginia
abt. 1776 Virginia
abt. 1780 prob. Virginia
aft. September 1838 Greenbrier County, Virginia

Descendants of John Kincaid, Rev.

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN2 KINCAID, REV. (ANDREW1) was born Abt. 1734 in prob. Pennsylvania or Virginia, and died 1810 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. He married ANNE GRAHAM Bef. 1755 in Prob. Virginia, daughter of JOHN GRAHAM and ELIZABETH WALKUP. She was born 1733 in Pennsylvania or Virginia, and died in Anthony's Creek, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Notes for JOHN KINCAID, REV.: From "The Kincaid Family" by Richard Bradley (e-mail:

John Kincaid, Clerk, of New London, Chester Co. PA. He was an adult and an ordained minister by 1745 so he was probably born in 1720 or earlier. His wife was apparently named Annie. He purchased land in Orange County, Virginia in 1745, although there is no evidence that he lived in Virginia at the time. He came from Ireland as a licensed Presbyterian minister at some time before or during 1753 at which time he appeared in Pennsylvania records. It appears he was in Chester Co., Pennsylvania until about 1766 when he appeared in Augusta Co., VA records. He seems to have had difficulties with his neighbors which may explain his disappearance from the Augusta County records by the year 1769. He may have returned to Pennsylvania.

The following are Pennsylvania and Virginia records for the Rev. John Kincaid:

July 17, 1745: Orange Co. Deed from James Patton & John Lewis of Beverley Manor in Augusta Co. to John Kinkead of the same Co., 1061 acres for L 35. Great River of the Calfpasture. Neighbors John Preston, James Carole. Witnesses: David Kinkead, Robt Patton, Loftis Pullin.

July 17, 1745: Orange Co. Deed from John Kinkead of New London in Province of PA to David Kinkead of Albemarle 1,061 acres fro L 50. In Augusta Co. On the Calfpasture. Land was granted to John Kinkead by James Patton & John Lewis. Witnesses: Robt Bratton, Loftis Pullen, James Patton, John Lewis.

Nov. 23, 1760: Deed from John Kinkade to Gabriel Jones, both of Augusta, 530 acres for L 100. Part of 1061 acres which the said John Kinkade sold to John Kinkade of Albemarle, the balance of which the said Kinkade now lives on, being on the Calfpasture. Witnesses: Andrew Lewis, Alex Miller M.A., Thos Madison .

Nov 22, 1754 (from notes) Deed from John Kinkead, Clerk of Chester Co., PA to John Kinkead, 530 acres on South side of Calfpasture, part of Orange Co, purchase of 1,061 acres.

Nov 24, 1766 (from notes) Deed from John Kinkead, now of Albemarle, to Gabriel Jones, 530 acres on the Calfpasture, originally part of 1,061 acres granted by John Kinkead, Clerk of Chester Co., PA to John Kinkead. [The John Kinkead, now of Albemarle, is John the Weaver, not John the Clerk. There is no evidence of John the Clerk in any Albemarle records.]

1753 (PA) The Rev. John Kinkead, licentiate from Ireland. His ordination was asked for on the part of the congregation of the Great Valley and Warrington. If he was a regularly settled pastor he did not remain long for in 1757 he was dismissed and publicly disowned by the Presbytery.

1754 Rev. John Kinkead taxed in Tredyffrin Twp. (Chester Co., PA)

1754, 17 Oct: John Kinkead, Clerk of the county of Chester in PA, deeds to John Kinkead, weaver, of Augusta Co....

1756: John Kinkead taxed in Tredyffrin.

1758: John Kinkead taxed Tredyffrin.

1765 John Kinkead of Tredyffrin Twp. not on list of taxed.

Mortgage. On 26 Feb 1753 John Kinkade of Tredyffrin, clerk, to Lewis James of TreHaidd in Pembrokeshire of South Wales in Old England, gentleman. John Kinkade stands bound to Lewis James for 1000 pounds conditioned on payment of 500 pounds on I May 1754. John Kinkade to better secure said payment grants to Lewis James a tract in the Great Valley bounded by land of David John, Valley Creek, land of Walker, Hobard & Isaac Davis, containing 322 acres, being the same land Lewis James by deed dated 24 Feb 1753 granted to

John Kinkade. Signed John Kinkade. Delivered in the presence of Francis Alison, Thomas Bartholemew & Paul Isaac. Recorded 16 May 1753. (H8:624).*20

Mortgage. On 7 Apr 1753 Francis Alison of the City of Philadelphia, clerk, & Hannah his wife, to William Allen of the City of Philadelphia, Esq. Francis Alison stands bound to William Allen for 1000 ponds conditioned on payment of 500 pounds plus interest on 7 Apr 1754. Francis Alison & Hannah his wife to better secure said payment grant to William Allen a tract in Tredyffrin bounded by land of David Johns, John Kinkade, Valley Creek & near the mill containing 400 acres. Signed Francis Alison & Hannah Alison. Delivered in the presence of Lewis James & Paul Isaac. Recorded 22 June 1753. (H8:550).*21

Assignment of Mortgage. On I June 1763 Lewis James of Tre Haidd in Pembroke Shire in South Wales, gentleman, to Robert Moore of the city of Philadelphia, merchant, Whereas John Kinkead of Tredyffrin in the county of Chester, clerk, by deed dated 26 Feb last became bound to James Lewis for 1000 pounds conditioned on payment of 500 pounds plus interest on 1 May 1754. Whereas John Kinkead by way of security for the debt granted a tract of land in the Great Valley bounded by land of David John, Valley Creek, land of Walker, Hobard & Isaac Davis containing 322 acres, recorded in Chester, Book H, Vol 8, Page 524. Now Lewis James for 500 pounds paid by Robert Moore, grants to Robert Moore the said mortgage. Signed Lewis James.

Delivered in the presence of James Johnston & Josiah Jackson. Recorded 2 Oct 1753. (IJ9:43).*22

Mortgage. On 5 Dec 1757 John Kinkead of Tredyffrin, clerk & Annie his wife to Doctor Bernhard Van Leer of Marple. John Kinkead & Annie his wife for 55 pounds granted to Dr. Bernhard Van Leer a tract of land in the Great Valley bounded by land of David John, Valley Creek, Walker's land, Hobbard's land & land of Isaac Davis containing 322 acres (except 40 acres). John Kinkead to pay 55 pounds on 1 Sep 1758. Signed John Kinkead & Annie Kinkead. Delivered in the presence of James Mather & Rebecca Mather. Recorded 27 Jan 1758. (K10:529).*23

Sheriff's Deed. On 13 Sep 1760 Benjamin Davis, Sheriff of Chester County to John Wilson of Tredyffrin, Esquire. Whereas John Kinkead of Chester County, clerk by mortgage dated 26 Feb 1753 did mortgage the here after described tract of land to Lewis James to secure payment of 500 pounds on the date mentioned, long since passed. Whereas the mortgage monies not being paid the said Lewis James by deed dated 1 June 1753 did granted to Robert Moore all the monies mentioned & the tract of land. Whereas Robert Moore made his will

in writing & appointed William Moore, executor. Whereas William Moore in the Court of Common Pleas recovered against John Kinkead a debt of 500 pounds & 72 shillings damages to be levied on the lands of John Kinkead. Whereas Benjamin Davis, Sheriff, for 500 pounds granted to John Wilson a tract of land in the Great Valley bounded by land of David John, Valley Creek & land of Isaac Davis containing 322 acres. Signed Benjamin Davis, sheriff. Delivered in the presence of Henry H. Graham & E. Price. Recorded 17 Sep 1760. (L11:493).*24

Mortgage. On 18 Sep 1760 John Wilson of the County of Chester, yeoman to John Kinkead of Chester County, clerk. John Wilson stands bound to John Kinkead for 200 pounds yearly conditioned on payment of 100 pounds plus interest on 1 May 1761 through 1 May 1766. John Wilson to better secure said 600 pounds granted to John Kinkead a tract of land in the Great Valley bounded by land of David John, the Valley Creek, land of Walker, Hobard, Isaac David containing 322 acres, excepting 30 acres lately granted by John Wilson to Isaac Davis. Signed John Wilson & Judeth Wilson. Delivered in the presence of Isaac Wayne & John Johnston. Recorded 1 Nov 1760. (Lll:508).

Assignment of Mortgage. On 22 Sep 1760 John Kinkead of Chester County, clerk to Mary Maddox of the City of Philadelphia, widow. John Kinkead for 613.12 pounds granted & assigned bond or mortgage from John Wilson to John Kinkead dated 18 Sep 1760. Signed John Kinkead. Delivered in the presence of Paul Isaac Voto & Sarah Voto. Recorded 7 Nov 1760. (L11.509).*25

Dec, 24, 1760: Town of Windham, New Hampshire voted for Samuel Kincaid, a resident of that town, to go to Philadelphia in order to be helpful in the transportation of the goods and family of the Rev. John Kincaid who was called to that town as a minister.*26

1766, 21 Apr: Warrant issued by William Bowyer, Augusta Co., VA. Whereas, complaint has this day been made to me by the Rev. John Kingkade that on Wednesday, the 22nd day of this instant, about twelve of the clock at night, when he and his family were in bed and asleep, they were awakened by a noise out of ye house, upon which Mrs. Kingkade rose up and looking out saw two men which to the best of her knowledge, she says was Robert Nox and William Hamilton, dressed in women's clothes, on which she asked what they wanted, they making no answer, ran against the door and made several attempts to beat it open, but finding they could not, they pulled a table cloth out of the window, or hole in the house, and after it to pieces, went off. As the said John Kingkade and his wife, fearing they did intend some harm to their estate, or lives, and will still pursue their intended wickedness, these are, in his Majesty's name, to command you to take the said Robert Nox and William Hamilton and bring them before me, or some other justice of the peace for this county to answer the said complaint.

1767, Mar: Suit of Campbell vs. Kinkead, Augusta Co., VA. The Rev. John Kinkead, debtor to John Campbell, 1 Mar., 1766, sundries; cash lent to Mrs. Kinkead.

1769, Mar: Rev. John Kinkead, debtor to Morris Terrell, Augusta Co., VA.*27

Notes for ANNE GRAHAM:

Anna, daughter of John Graham, Sr., married John Kinkead (now written Kincaid) and moved to Anthony’s Creek in Greenbrier county. At what date they located in Greenbrier we do not know, but believe it must have been in the early settlement of that county. Of their children, we can only recall any knowledge of but three: these the writer personally knew. There were doubtless others, but we do not remember to have seen or heard of them. The names of the three known to us were Mathew, Lanty and Betsey (Elizabeth). Mathew married Miss Elizabeth Scott of Greenbrier county and Lanty also married a Scott, sister to Mathew’s wife. Elizabeth married for her first husband a Mr. Hopkins and, after his death, married a Clark. To the first union was born one child, whose name I do not recall, and to the [26] second husband were born other children, one of whom, Elizabeth, married Mathew Lowe, father of John and Granville Lowe, who are now living and prosperous farmers in this county.*

Mathew Lowe had three daughters — the writer recollects Eliza A., who married Mr. Anderson Wheeler for her first husband. They had several children: J. C. Wheeler, Robert Wheeler and Mrs. Waddle, that we knew.

Mrs. Eliza A. Wheeler married for her second husband Mr. Sylvester Upton of this county, who stood prominent in his day with the people. He was elected to the Legislature of West Virginia some twenty years ago.

Another daughter of Mrs. Lowe’s, Agnes, married Mr. Peter Wyant and lives at the West end of the Big-Bend Tunnel. Another daughter, Rebecca, married Jordan Grimmett. Two of their sons are prominent school teachers; they live at Buck post office, this county.

  • When reference is made in these pages to “this county”, Summers county, West Virginia, is meant. back

[27] Another daughter of Elizabeth Clark married a Mr. Henry Smith, father of the late Lewis A. Smith, who lived and died near Forest Hill, this county, several of whose children are now living, namely: Lewis Smith, William Smith, Mrs. Henry Schultz and Mrs. Lewis Meadows. Mathew Kincaid reared a large family of nine daughters and one son. From the year 1836 to the time of his death in 1860, he lived at the Mouth of Hungart’s Creek, near Talcott, on what is known as the Woodson farm, it being the same farm on which the village of Talcott now stands. The names of his children are as follows: Katy, Ann Graham, Jane, Lanty Graham, Sarah, Florence Graham, Nancy, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Susan. Katy married and located on Horse Shoe Creek in Fayette county.

Jane married Moses Hedrick, father of Wm. C. Hedrick, now deputy sheriff, and Geo. W. Hedrick, late member of the county court and John and Mathew Hedrick of this county. They also had three daughters, Elizabeth, who [28] died unmarried at the age of 18. Mary Ann, who married William Wyant and lives near Pisgah, and Susan, who married John Allen (son of Nathaniel Allen) and now lives in Mercer county.

Moses Hedrick lived for a number of years on Hungart’s Creek and later near Pisgah church where both he and his wife died within a short time of each other some three years ago.

Florence Graham Kincaid married Isaac Tincher and, after his death, married for her second husband Thomas Holstein, who, together with his wife, live near Pisgah church in this county. She has living two sons, Grandeur and George Holstein, both of whom occupy important positions with the C. & 0. R. R. Co., the latter being one of the company’s most trusted engineers. Florence is one of the two of Mathew Kincaid’s family who is still living. Lanty Graham Kincaid married Eliza Keller, sister of George Keller, who now lives on the old Keller farm at Lowell. Lanty moved to Illinois soon after the Civil War and died there some years [29] later. of his family little is known by the writer, except his oldest son, William, married Emma, daughter of the late Col. Wilson Lively of Monroe county, whose widow and family lived since the Civil War at Lowell on the old Graham homestead, of which mention will hereafter be made. William Kincaid and family are, as we understand, now living in Oregon.

Nancy and Susan married brothers, Richard and Griffith Meadows, both of whom have children now living.

Rebecca married Henry Karnes of Mercer county and still has children living in that county.

Sarah Kincaid married Samuel Humphreys and lived for a time on the land now occupied by a portion of the town of Talcott. Later he moved to Centerville (now Greenville), Monroe county, where his wife died some years later.

Children of JOHN KINCAID and ANNE GRAHAM are:

  • i. MATTHEW3 KINCAID, b. Abt. 1755, Prob. Virginia; d. 1860; m. ELIZABETH "BETSY" SCOTT, 24 Jul 1804, Bath County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1780, Greenbrier County, Virginia.
  • ii. LANCELOT "LANTY" KINCAID, b. Abt. 1756, Prob. Virginia; d. 1850, Summers County, West Virginia; m. CATHERINE SCOTT, 05 Feb 1796, Bath County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1775.
  • iii. ELIZABETH "BETSY" KINCAID, b. Abt. 1758, Prob. Virginia; m. (1) MR. HOPKINS, WFT Est. 1776-1784; m. (2) MR. CLARK, WFT Est. 1780-1795.