Person:William Kincaid (14)

William "The Stiller" Kincaid
m. 21 Jun 1735
  1. William "The Stiller" Kincaid1738/39 - 1820
  2. John KincaidAbt 1740 -
  3. Thomas Kincaid, Jr., BlacksmithAbt 1741 -
  4. Andrew KincaidEst 1742 - Bef 1810
  • HWilliam "The Stiller" Kincaid1738/39 - 1820
  • WEleanor Gay1740 - 1825
m. 30 Nov 1756
  1. Margaret Kincaid1757 - 1764
  2. Andrew Kincaid1760 - 1764
  3. Isabella Kincaid1762 - 1833
  4. Andrew Kincaid1764 - 1824
  5. Agnes Nancy Kincaid1766 - 1818
  6. William Kincaid1769 - 1855
  7. Eleanor Kincaid1771 -
  8. Margaret Kincaid1772 -
  9. Susanna Kincaid1775 -
  10. Guy Kincaid1779 -
  11. Rebecca Kincaid1782 -
  12. John Kincaid1784 - 1855
Facts and Events
Name William "The Stiller" Kincaid
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Jan 1738/39 Carlisle County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 30 Nov 1756 Augusta County, Virginiato Eleanor Gay
Death[1] 20 May 1820 Cane Spring, Woodford County, Kentucky

William Kincaid was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 359.--17th November, 1756. James Lockridge and Isabela ( ) to Wm. Kinkade, £24, 260 acres on Great River of Calfpasture, cor. Ro. Guin's land; cor. Robert Lockridge, Preston's line. Teste: Samuel Tencher. Delivered: Jno. Kincaid per order, 19th April, 1819. Recorded on motion Margret Kinkade for William.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 520.--17th August, 1753. Thomas Fulton's bond as guardian (appointed) to William Kinkade, orphan of Thos. Kinkade, with sureties Robert Bratton, Wm. Hamilton.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1754 (B). - Kinkead vs. Lockridge.-- William Kinkead, an infant under the age of 21 years, son and heir-at-law of Thomas Kinkead, late of County of Augusta, by James Lockhart, his next friend. Bill filed May, 1753. Thomas Kinkead, in 1747, removed from the Province of Pennsylvania with orator and Thomas's family. On 19th November, 1747, Thomas bought 263 acres joining John Preston, Robert Lockridge, Robert Gwin, in Augusta County. Thomas died in 1750 intestate, leaving a widow and ____ children, of whom orator is eldest. Bond of James Lockridge, of Augusta County, with Thomas Kinkead of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dated 19th November, 1747.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - page 106, Wm Kinkade, Margaret, his mother, to pay, (November, 1756), Lockridge's deeds to you.
  • NOVEMBER, 1768 (A). - Greer vs. Hughes--In 1759 Andrew Greer and William Kinkead purchased land of James Hughes of Staunton, which Hughes had bought of James Paxton, but Hughes died before deed was made, leaving Euphemia, Jane and Mary, infants, and widow, Euphemia.


(NOTE: some dates appear questionable)

Husband: William KINCAID
Born: 9 Jan 1739 at: Carlisle, , PA
Married: 30 Nov 1756 at: , Augusta, VA
Died: 20 May 1820 at: Cane Spring, Woodford, KY
Father: Thomas KINCAID
Mother: Margaret LOCKHART
Wife: Eleanor GAY OR GUY
Born: 17 Aug 1740 at:
Died: 9 Oct 1825 at: Cane Spring, Woodford, KY
Father: William GAY
Mother: Margaret HAMILTON
Name: Margaret KINKEAD
Born: 25 Sep 1757 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: at:
Died: 1764 at: Indian Camp
Name: Andrew KINKEAD
Born: 25 Feb 1760 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: at:
Died: 1764 at:
Name: Isabella KINKEAD
Born: 10 Apr 1762 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: Bef 1780 at: , Augusta, VA
Died: at:
Spouses: Andrew HAMILTON
Name: Andrew KINKEAD
Born: 25 Jul 1764 at: Indian Camp, Ohio Zaneville
Married: 22 Jun 1786 at: Indian Camp, Ohio Zaneville
Died: 1824 at:
Spouses: Ann POAGE
Name: Agnes Nancy KINKEAD
Born: 18 Nov 1766 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: 22 Sep 1786 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: at:
Spouses: Alexander BLACK
Name: William KINKEAD
Born: 6 Jun 1769 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: 1 Dec 1789 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: 30 Apr 1855 at:
Spouses: Anne DUNLAP
Name: Eleanor KINKEAD
Born: 31 Aug 1771 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: at:
Died: at:
Name: Margaret KINKEAD
Born: 10 Sep 1772 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: 9 Jun 1796 at: , Augusta, VA
Died: Bef 1818 at:
Spouses: Henry LINDSEY
Name: Susanna KINKEAD
Born: 20 Apr 1775 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: 16 Feb 1795 at: , Augusta, VA
Died: at:
Spouses: Joseph LINDSEY
Born: 14 Mar 1779 at: , Christian, KY
Married: 15 May 1800 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: 1818 at: , Christian, KY
Spouses: Lovie DICTUM
Name: Rebecca KINKEAD
Born: 25 Jul 1782 at: , Woodford, KY
Married: 9 Sep 1799 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: at:
Spouses: James OWEN
Name: John KINKEAD
Born: 25 Dec 1784 at: , Woodford, KY
Married: 22 Mar 1809 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: 2 Apr 1855 at:
Spouses: Margaret Trotter BLACKBURN
From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Judgements:
NOVEMBER, 1768 (A). - Greer vs. Hughes--In 1759 Andrew Greer and William Kinkead purchased land of James Hughes of Staunton, which Hughes had bought of James Paxton, but Hughes died before deed was made, leaving Euphemia, Jane and Mary, infants, and widow, Euphemia.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees.
  2.   Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, Kentucky). The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. (Frankfort: Kentucky Historical Society)
    Vol. 2, Pg. 758.

    William Kincaid, the eldest son of Thomas Kincaid and Margaret Lockhart was born at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, January 9th, 1739, and died in Woodford County, Kentucky May 30th, 1820. He moved to Augusta County, Virginia with his parents and remained there until after the Revolutionary War. On November 30th, 1756, he married Eleanor Guy.

    Eleanor Guy Kincaid was a woman of great courage, prepared for the rigors of pioneer life. She was of the same Scotch-Irish ancestry. Her maternal great Grandfather had fought in the Siege of Londonderry and what was more important her great Grandfather had lived through it, and she had been brought up on tales of its horrors. In later years she told these stories to her grandchildren, rivaling Macaulay in the vividness of her description of the ferocity of those times. She, like her husband, had a background of strong religious belief, for which men had suffered and died, and her faith was tried to the uttermost in the savage adventure that befell her.

    In a letter from her grandson, to his son (my great uncle), the story of her capture and escape from the Indians is told far better that I can tell it and I give it in her own words.

    Cane Spring, April 20th, 1847.

    Dear Blackburn;

    You request that I should give you some of your great grandmother's early history. I am at a loss where you wish me to begin, but I suppose I may go back as far as I have any dates. She was born August 17th, 1740. Was married to your grandfather November 30th, 1756. Was taken captive by the Indians April 14th, 1764 from Augusta County, Virginia twenty miles from Staunton, on the road to Warm Springs. She had, when she was taken, three children, the eldest a daughter, seven years old, the second a son four years old, the youngest, your Aunt Hamilton, two years old.

    When the Indians came to the house, your grandfather had but a short time left. He had eaten his dinner, and gone to the fields out of sight of the house, to plough. Your grandmother was sitting just inside the door spining, the children were playing at the door, when, suddenly, they screamed, as though alarmed, and before she had time to rise, an Indian jumped in at the door, there were five of them four men and a boy. The immediately went to packing up the clothing; they cut open the beds, throwing out the feathers. Several persons had brought their clothing there, believing it to be the most secure place in the neighborhood, and intending to come and build a fort there. They took all their clothing. There were two guns in the house, and a new saddle, they took all. She said it was astonishing the load that they carried. The Indians had never come as early in the season before, and their visit was utterly unlooked for at the time.

    Your grandfather did not return to the house until night. You may imagine his feelings when he came and found things as they were. He immediately turned out to raise a company to pursue them, and started the next morning and followed them for two or three days, but the difficulty of keeping on the trail was too great.

    They were very careful to leave as little (trail) as possible. She said she frequently broke limbs of bushes, until the Indians noticed it and made her quit. When they left the house, they went up the side of a hill, in view of the house, and stopped and sat down on a log, staying some time, and fixed her and the children for travelling. They made her pull off her shoes and put on moccasins, on her and the two oldest children. She was in three months of having an infant.

    When they all got fixed, one of the Indians, who spoke good English turned to her and said it was the Great Spirit that put her in their hands. She told him she knew it; but the thought passed through her mind that the same Great Spirit was able to take her out of their hands before six months.

    When they started, she had a child two years old to carry. The little boy gave out after travelling several days. Two of the Indians stopped behind him; when they came up he was not with them, and she saw him no more. After travelling several days, going up very high and steep mountains, she fell and was not able to get up. The Indians called to her to come along, but she lay still. One of them came, broke a switch, and whipped her severely. She said she never felt it. While he was whipping her, she turned her head and looked at him; he instantly drew his tomahawk. She turned her face from him and waited to receive the blow, but he did not strike. She made the exertion and got up, and went to the other Indians. They took the child from her, set her on a log, and sat on the other side of it, and appeared to be holding council, whether to kill it or not. After talking together some time, they asked her if the child would have black eyes. She told them it would. One of them remarked her hair was very black. They immediately decided. One of them that had a saddle fixed it on your grandmother's back, so that it gave her the use of her arms, which was a great relief to her. He set the child on top of his pack, which she said was a heavy one, and carried it to the towns.

    In two days they got home. He gave the child to one of his sisters who had lost a little one, and she saw it no more until it was given up about six months after. When it was taken from her it spoke English remarkably well for one of its years, and when she saw it next, it could not speak a word of English, but spoke Indian well. Nothing very material transpired until they got to the Indian town. They went through the mountains to Kenawah [sic, Kanawha], where they had left their canoes, and went by water most of the way thereafter.

    Soon after getting to the Indian's home she was adopted into the family of King Bever, and was treated as one of them. She was, for a large portion of the time she was with them, at Zanesville. When the time arrived for her to be confined, they would not let her stay in the town, but sent her to the woods, the squaws attended her and carried her food. Her infant, Andrew* was born July 25th 1764.

    The fall after, an army was sent against the Indians, commanded by General Boquette (I think his name is spelled). The Indians were alarmed and agreed to make peace and bring in all the persons they held as captives, when upwards of two hundred persons were given up, and among them your grandmother, her infant three months old and one two years old, the oldest having taken sick and died during the summer.

    Your grandfather was with the army when the little girl was given up. Your grandmother knew her immediately, but he could not recognize her, and was in great uneasiness, until her mother asked him if he did not recollect having bled her in the foot. He said he did, and stripped off her moccasin. There was the mark. The Great Spirit was kind to her, and delivered her out of their hands in just six months from the time she was taken captive. They returned to Augusta County, from where she was taken, and remained there until 1789, and then moved here, where they lived until her death.

    I have given you an account of your grandmother's history - Perhaps all you wish to know. You know how I dislike writing. I did not think it would make such a long story, I intended to copy it when I began, but for fear you should want it, I will send it as is; perhaps you can read and understand it. Let me hear from you shortly and tell me if it will do.

    Your affectionate Parent.
    John Kinkead

    The Annals of Augusta County substantiate this letter and also its contents is related in brief in Boquet's Expedition against the Ohio Indians in 1764 page 78.

    * - information added by submitter