James Gillespie Kincaid: Birth: 31 JAN 1816. Death: 1897
Myriam Kincaid: Birth: 1823.
Title: History of the Ingram Family
Author: James Simon Ingram, comp.
Publication: October 1997
Title: Barb Harvey
Page: e-mail dated June 19, 2001
Publication: Fayette County WV Mailing List (Rootsweb)
Note: See "History of Fayette County" 1926, pg. 535, 686-688 1810 U.S. Federal Census searching.... According to family history they lived in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, at this time. From "Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920" by Wm. Thorndale and Wm Dollarhide, the 1810 censuses for Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy and Tazewell counties were "lost"--no details as to how.
1820 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia Page 12, Line 16 James Kincaid 2 males under 10 yo 1 male 16 & under 25 yo 2 males 26 & under 45 yo 1 female under 10 yo 1 female 26 & under 45 yo 0 slaves
1830 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Page No. 182, line 16 James Kincaid 1 male 5 & under 10 yo (Preston) 1 male 10 & under 15 yo (James Jr.) 1 male 15 & under 20 yo (John) 1 male 20 & under 30 yo (brother Lanty) 2 males 30 & under 40 yo (James) 1 male 40 & under 50 yo 1 female under 5 yo (Cynthia) 1 female 5 & under 10 yo (Myriam) 1 female 10 & under 15 yo (Ruth) 1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Molly" 2 females 90 & under 100 yo 13 persons in household 2 slaves in household
1840 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia Page 3A & 3B James Kincaid 1 male 5 & under 10 yo 1 male 15 & under 20 yo 1 male 20 & under 30 yo 1 male 40 & under 50 yo 1 female 15 & under 20 yo 1 female 20 & under 30 yo 1 female 50 & under 60 yo 7 persons in household 3 persons engaged in agriculture
1850 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia The 14th District Enumerated by me on the 5th day of Septembr, 1850. T. B. Hamilton, Ass't Marshal. HH #514-514 James Kincaid 58 M Farmer $2000 Virginia Mary Kincaid 58 F cannot read and write Virginia Preston Kincaid 23 M Farmer Virginia Cynthe Kincaid 21 F Virginia Pleasant Kincaid 16 M Laborer Virginia Note: The state of birth is listed for only one individual on this page and his state of birth is New York. I am assuming that all others should be Virginia.
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 Fayette Will book, v. 01 1832-1866 https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-59191-56?cc=1909099&wc=10916490
Index of Wills https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-58688-24?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
James Gillespie Kincaid, Sr. One of the largest, most influential, and best known families that settled in Fayette county was the Kincaid family. They were of Scotch-Irish descent, sturdy, industrious people, just the kind to make good in the rough rugged country they came to settle. James Kincaid and Mary Tritt Kincaid, his wife, moved from old Virginia in the year 1807 and settled in Greenbrier county, near the present Monroe county line, and lived there about five years. Not being favorably impressed with the location they decided to move further on to the west. In the early spring of 1812 they gathered up their belongings, put them on pack horses, and driving their cows along, followed the trail over which Lewis' army had gone in 1774 until they reached a beautiful bottom just below the mouth of Cane branch, and on the opposite side of the river of Gauley Junction, so here they stopped and took up their abode. There were no houses there but nature had provided them a home by causing a large sycamore tree to decay for several feet up. The hollow in this sycamore tree was large enough that you could turn inside of it with a rail eleven feet long; this being a nice place they took up their abode in the hollow of this giant sycamore tree. They cut out a hole on the front side of the tree for a door and a small hole on the rear for ventilation. They cut poles and made one large bed and a trundle bed which was kept under the large one. In a year or so they built an additional room to this one made of round logs and this new room together with the hollow tree gave plenty of house room. They used the tree as a part of their house as long as they lived there. About the year 1840 James Kincaid bought a large tract of land from Andrew Likens and others and moved into a small log house on lover Loup creek, at what is now Page, the house standing almost on the same spot wher the Page depot is now located. He lived there the remainder of his life. James Kincaid and Mary Tritt Kincaid were the parents of seven children, four boys and three girls, as follows: John, Preston, Pleasant, Ruth, Miriam, Cynthia, and James G., several of whom were born while living in the old sycamore a mile above Gauley Bridge. Ruth Kincaid married Richard Woodrum. Richard and Ruth Woodrum were the parents of Caroline Woodrum who married Miles Johnson and became the mother of State Treasurer W. S. Johnson. John settled about a mile above his father on Loup creek. He was a farmer and Methodist preacher. Preston settled near where North Page now stands, and was a farmer, cattle raiser and lumberman. Pleasant lived several miles up Loop creek where he farmed and ran a grist and saw mill which was run by water power. James G., one of the children born in the sycamore, settled near Kincaid; he was a farmer, merchant and politician. He was the first postmaster at that place. He was not an office seeker, but he and John were honored several times with positions in the county. The positions they held were given them as a recognition of true merit and good, trustworthy citizens. James G. served as justice of the peace for 16 years; he was a member of the county court; he represented Fayette county in the legislature and often served the people in the capacity of school officer. From these Kincaid families have come some of the best and progressive and influential people of the county and state. They are real builders and have done their part in making their section of the county second to none. The most cherished thing in the Kincaid family is an old family Bible, which was given James Gillespie Kincaid, Sr., by his father. This Bible was to be handed down to each succeeding generation on the following conditions: that each family must have a son named James Gillespie. This Bible is now in the fifth generation and is possessed by James Kincaid, of Page, West Virginia, who has a son, James, awaiting the death of his father to get possession of this old family Bible. About fourty years ago the home of James G. Kincaid was destroyed by fire and the only thing saved from the burning building was the old family Bible. It was brought out by Martha C. Kincaid, who entered the building after parts of it were falling in, and at risk of her life, brought out the trunk containing this old Bible. [Source: "History of Fayette County West Virginia" by J. T. Peters and H. B. Carden (1926), Terry E. Davis, online <http://www.geocities.com/tedmrd/hisbios.htm#fire> 19 September 2002]
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