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Anne, daughter of John Graham, Sr.

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. & O. 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.

 
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