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


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