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Below is a family biography included in The History of Polk County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. H. H. Kincaid, stock-raiser, trader and farmer, was born in Greenbrier County, W. Va., September 6, 1830, and, when twelve years of age, was left an orphan. Since that time he has made his own way in the world. He remained in his native county until 1852, when he went to Cedar County, Iowa, and there, in 1853, was united in marriage to Miss Lydia A. Hanna, a native of the same county as Mr. Kincaid. In 1856 he and his wife moved to Livingston County, Mo., entered a prairie farm, and there remained till 1884, when they moved to Polk County. He is the owner of 222 acres of land one and a fourth miles west of Bolivar, and has one of the best improved farms in the community. When residing in Livingston County he served a long time as justice of the peace, and during the war he served in the militia, being commissioned twice as second lieutenant and once as captain. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Kincaid is a successful trader and farmer, and has made what he has by hard work and good business foresight. His educational advantages were very limited, not attending school but a short time after the death of his parents. To his marriage were born eight children, five of whom are living; Ezbon, Gilvin B., Clark H., Orto T. and Annie. His parents, John D. and Mary (Hyde) Kincaid, were natives of Greenbrier County, W. Va., and he of Scotch, and she of English-Irish descent.

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This family biography is one of 132 biographies included in The History of Polk County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Polk County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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