Nancy Nixon
Born 1713
Died 1808 NC

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John Kincaid Sr

m. 1752
Carlisle PA
b. Jan 10, 1710
d. 1811
Morganton NC

b. 1754
Lancaster Co. PA
d. Jul 22, 1836
Morganton NC

b. 1756?

d. young

b. 1758?

d. young

b. 1760?

d. young

b. 1762?

d. young

b. Feb 28, 1764
Prince Edward Co. VA
d. Jun 26, 1836
Burke Co. NC

b. 1765?

d. 1812
Catherine (Katy)

b. 1768?
Tryon Co. NC
d. 1815?

b. 1770?
Tryon Co. NC
d. 1855?

b. 1772?
Tryon Co. NC
d. 1863
Lincoln Co. NC

b. 1774
Tryon Co. NC
d. Dec 7, 1847
Daughter Nancy is not named in her father's 1759 will, but husband John is listed as son-in-law in the will dated January 16, 1759.
Husband John was a shoemaker and a farmer. The Kincaids moved from Charlottsville VA to Tryon County NC by 1765, purchasing 850 acres of land along the Catawba creek (see Map of NC in 1775). Tryon became Lincoln Co. in 1779 (see Map of NC at the beginning of 1780).
John (Sr.), called the "Patriarch" of the Kincaid family, was an old-line Whig during the Revolution. He was twice strung up by the neck by Tories who wanted him to divulge where his money was hid. He refused. As the Tories fled from pursuing patriots, he was cut down by Nancy and daughters. His neck was permanently crooked as a result.
The 1790 US Census for the Ninth Company, Morgan District, Lincoln Co. NC lists the household of John Kincaid Sr. as having:
"3 free white males of 16 years and upward" - husband John, David and Archibald;
"3 white females" - Nancy (wife), Catherine, and Isabella;
and 7 slaves.
There were no white males under 16 years old in the household. Stepson Thomas, and sons James. John, William and Robert are the other Kincaid households listed in the same company (ninth) of this Census.
In 1792, they moved to Burke Co. NC, where John bought 1400 acres on White's Mill Creek, later called Bullinger's Mill Creek, and finally Bristol's Creek. It was a branch of Lower Creek which runs from Lenoir to the Catawba River, east of Morganton. See History of the mill.
The Kincaids were among the earliest settlers of this area, which became Chesterfield. See History of Chesterfield.
The Kincaids' land, along Old Johns River Road, had excellent views of the mountains, including Table Rock (photographed from the Blue Ridge Parkway).
"Crooked Neck John" Kincaid died in 1811 at the age of 101 years. Nancy died at age 95. Both are buried in the old Bristol-Kincaid Cemetery that he had bequeathed to his family. The cemetery is located one mile off of Route 18, five miles northeast of Morganton.
First Census of the United States, Ninth Company, Morgan District, Lincoln County, NC, 1790.
Hildebran, Abbie Seals, "John Kincaid", The Heritage of Burke County 1981, The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, 1981, entry no. 409.
Hood, John, "The Tale of Crooked Neck John", article in Carolina Journal Online, Raleigh NC, Oct 3, 2011
Kincaid, James Murphy, History of the Kincaid Family, publ. by Joe K. Kincaid, La Veta, CO, 1918.
Kincaid, Mrs. Clyde E. [Gayle], Asheville NC, letter to Lisabeth M. Holloway, Aug 2, 1978.
White, Emmett R., Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina, Burke County, Vol 1, p. 149.