JOHN KENNEDY KINCAID|
Illinois State Journal, February 20, 1887, page 4
Death of a Pioneer of Menard County.
Died - Near Athens, Ill, Feb.
16, at 3 o'clock p.m., John Kennedy Kincaid in
his 79th year. Mr. Kincaid was born in Bath
County, Kentucky, June 30, 1808. In 1833 he
come to Illinois, settling on the place where he
resided until his death. He was married to
Vienna Williams, March 24, 1836, who still
living, though in very feeble health. There
were born unto them fourteen children, six of
who yet survive. John Kennedy Kincaid was
exemplary man in his business and Christian
life. In early life - at the age of 16 - he
became a professing Christian and united with
the Presbyterian Church, of which he was chosen
a ruling elder, June 5, 1886. For almost 50
years he was an active and most efficient
officer. His Christian counsel was often sought
and greatly valued. Strict in both his
Christian and business life and most liberal
contribution to the work of the church, at home
and abroad, he was deeply interested in the
church's work for the freeman, to which work his
contributions were always very large. In him
the community has lost a most valued citizen, a
true business man and an exemplary Christian.
His life was an unbroken testimony of his faith
in his Savior, of his submission to the will of
God, of his preparation for death, and he has
gone to the righteous man's reward.
Submitted by: Stephen P. Burke