[ The descendents of Lanty Kincaid ]

We will now notice briefly the descen­dants of Lanty Kin­caid, the brother of Mathew, as before stated. He mar­ried a Miss Scott of Green­brier county, and set­tled on Muddy Creek, on [30] what was after­wards known as the William Ander­son place near Asbury. In the lat­ter year of his life he moved to Lick Creek in what is now Sum­mers county and died there about 1850. He had three sons and five daugh­ters. The names of the sons were Mathew, who died in early life; John and Lanty. The daugh­ters were Rebecca, Julia, Katy, Cyn­thia and Nancy. John Kin­caid lived and died on Lick Creek. Two of his sons, Charles and Lewis, were promi­nent Bap­tist preach­ers, both hav­ing, how­ever, died in the prime of life. Lewis died about the year 1890 and Charles some four or five years later. Octavia, daugh­ter of John Kin­caid, mar­ried St. Clair Bur­dett, and if liv­ing, lives in Jack­son county, this State.

Lanty Kin­caid, son of Lanty, Sr., and brother of John, mar­ried for his first wife a Miss Arey, sis­ter to Major A. Arey of Green­brier county. of his fam­ily we are not pre­pared to give a detailed account. He had a son Aleck (Alexan­dria), whose where­abouts we have lost sight of. Also [31] a son, Lanty, who now lives on Snake Run Creek near Blue Sul­phur Springs in Green­brier county. He prob­a­bly had other children.

Rebecca Kin­caid, daugh­ter of Lanty, Sr., mar­ried for her first hus­band William Gra­ham, son of William Gra­ham, Sr., and grand­son of Col. James Gra­ham. She, with her hus­band, moved west about the year 1845, where he died a few years later in Davies county, Mis­souri. She, with her three chil­dren, then returned to Mon­roe county and after­wards mar­ried John Miller, a black­smith and set­tled at Pales­tine, Green­brier county, where they lived for a num­ber of years. Later they moved to Blaker’s Mill in that county, where Mr. Miller died sev­eral years ago, leav­ing her to pass away within the last year in about her 80th year. By her sec­ond hus­band she had one son and three daugh­ters. Sal­lie mar­ried Lee Rook­stool, son of John Rook­stool, who now resides on A por­tion of his father’s estate on Muddy Creek. Susan, the youngest, mar­ried a Mr. Hogshead And lived near Blue Sul­phur [32] Springs, Green­brier county. Nan­nie, the old­est, together with her brother, Samuel, B. Miller, con­sti­tute the fam­ily now remain­ing at their father’s home­place, near Blaker’s Mill. Samuel is a fine mechanic and is mak­ing a suc­cess­ful liv­ing in the black­smith and wagon trade.

By her mar­riage with Gra­ham she had three chil­dren, James Lanty, Cather­ine and Julia.

James learned the blacksmith’s trade under the tutor­ship of his step-father and became one of the most effi­cient work­men at the anvil of his day. Before learn­ing the blacksmith’s trade, how­ever, and while a mere boy in the praries of the west, he had learned the skill of firearms and their use in bag­ging the game that was then so plen­ti­ful on the plains. This skill of arms and his love of hunt­ing lie brought back from his west­ern home to his native moun­tains and few were the hunters of his day that could boast of killing more deer than he. At tar­get prac­tice he had rarely a suc­cess­ful com­peti­tor. He has been known to wound a deer and, while run­ning [33] at full speed, reload his muzzle-loading moun­tain rifle, at the same time keep­ing his eye on the mean­der­ing route of the wounded deer and, with­out stop­ping, bring his gun to his face and direct a deadly shot at the run­ning deer. It is believed that he has killed more deer with fewer shots going astray than any other hunter of his time. Had he been sup­plied with the mod­ern repeat­ing Win­ches­ter rifles instead of his moun­tain muzzle-loader, the deer of his local­ity would have been extinct long before they were. He mar­ried a Miss Wills and reared a large fam­ily; viz: Mol­lie, who mar­ried Robert With­row; Julia, who mar­ried James Har­ris; Fan­nie, who mar­ried George Dun­can; Betty (Eliz­a­beth), who mar­ried C. J. Andrews; William, who mar­ried Miss Bur­dette and James, who mar­ried Miss Sur­bough. He is now liv­ing near Meadow Bluff in Green­brier county and still brings down his heavy blows on the “hon­est anvil”. Cather­ine Gra­ham, sis­ter to James L., mar­ried Edward George, son of Col. William George of Muddy Creek. [34] She died sev­eral years ago. Julia, the younger sis­ter, died soon after the Civil War unmarried.

Julia Kin­caid mar­ried Samuel McCorkle, who lived for a num­ber of years on Green­brier river, about one mile above Haynes’ Ferry. Three of her chil­dren, William Gra­ham McCorkle, Mas­ton McCorkle and Rebecca Eads, wife of George W. Eads, are still liv­ing. William and Rebecca live year Stock Yards, Sum­mers county and Mas­ton lives in Mer­cer county and is a suc­cess­ful lum­ber man­u­fac­turer there. Julia McCorkle died about the year 1885 and her hus­band pre­ceded many years before.

Cyn­thia Kin­caid mar­ried Samuel Tincher and to them were born sev­eral sons and daugh­ters, many of whom are still liv­ing; notably, Charles L., who lives at Alder­son, Mon­roe county. John, a Methodist preacher who lives in Texas. Cyn­thia died at an advanced age dur­ing the past year, her hus­band hav­ing died some twenty-five years ago. The other two remain­ing Kin­caid daugh­ters, Cather­ine and Nancy, mar­ried broth­ers of [35] the name of Heffner, but I can­not give any account of them or their descen­dants. They lived on Anthony’s Creek.

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