J. KENNEDY KINCAID, farmer and one of the pioneer settlers of Menard Co.; son of Andrew and Ann P. (Caldwell) Kincaid, and oldest of a family of twelve; was born in Bath Co., Ky., June 30, 1808; he served as an apprentice at carpentering, after which, he worked for $12 per month to get money to go to school, and thus succeeded in obtaining a good common schooling; he came to Illinois in 1832, and followed carpentering for two years, then bought land; his parents and family came to Illinois in 1834; eight of the family are now living; his parents died here, his father in August 1872, at 87 years of age, and his mother March 20, 1879, aged 92. He was married to Miss Vianna, daughter of James and Hannah (Mappin) Williams, March 24, 1836; she was born in Bath Co., Ky., March 4, 1817; they settled near where they now live, and have had fourteen children, seven of whom were raised to mature age and six now living, viz.: Hannah E. and Anna E., born Dec 8, 1840 (now respectively Mrs. John Dalbey and Mrs. R.A. Young); John H., July 9, 1848; Joseph H., May 8, 1850; Huldah, Aug. 15, 1854 (now Mrs. C.C. Scott), and Julia E., Jan. 9, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. K. have been active workers in the Presbyterian Church since early in life. He has accumulated a large property and has improved upward of a section of land; he now owns 670 acres in this county and some 700 acres in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas; they are well-known and highly respected people.