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View Tree for John KincheloeJohn Kincheloe (b. Abt. 1688, d. Bef. Mar 1746)

John Kincheloe (son of Cornelius Kincheloe and Williams) was born Abt. 1688 in , Richmond Co., Virginia, and died Bef. Mar 1746 in , Pr. William Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth Canterbury on Abt. 1718 in , Richmond Co., Virginia, daughter of John Canterbury and Ruth Williams.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Kincheloe:
BIOGRAPHY: Lewin D. McPherson, KINCHELOE, MCPHERSON & RELATED FAMILIES;1650-1850; ; p 124-130; FHL Book #B21A116; NOTE: inherited all the land of his father Cornelius Kincheloe through the law of primogenture, and thus must have been the oldest son.

FATHER: Richmond Co. VA Deed Bk 8; ; p 247;

LAND: Richmond Co. VA Deed Bk 8; ; p 128;

SPOUSE: Richmond Co. VA Order Bk A; ; p.50, 157; NOTE: records acknowledgements of deed to William and Robert Smith of 1722 and 1724 by John and Elizabeth Kincheloe.

COURT: Richmond Co. VA Bk 9; ; p 26; NOTE: John Canterbury and John Kincheloe took the places of Richard Branhah and George Thompson as bondsmen for Ruth Canterbury, administratrix for John Canterbury, Sr.Nov. 1, 1721.

COURT: Richmond Co. VA Order Bk A; ; p 26, 168, 173, 186; NOTE: lists several suits of John Kincheloe between 1723 and 1725, the last in 1725 indicating that he was making collections in preparation for removal from Richmond Co. He moved to Stafford Co. VA between 1725 and 1728. Bought land in Stafford Co in 1730. He evidently acquired a large piece of land in the Bull Run section in Stafford Co. that is not recorded in either Prince William Co. or Stafford Co.

John W. Kincheloe, III, in his book "This Is Where He Walked" Kincheloe, 1995, clearly shows that there are no Richmond County documents that support the Canterbury-Kincheloe connection.

BIOGRAPHY: Clement Ross Jones, NOTES OF EARLY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE KINCHELOE FAMILY IN AMERICA; 1600-1900; ; a typewritten manuscript; Microfilm copy at San Jose Regional Family History Center.

The following is a summary of the accepted biography of John Kincheloe:

Son of Cornelius Kincheloe, grew up and married and lived until about 1725 on Totusky Creek, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA. The place and date of his birth have not been definitely determined, but it is probable that he was born between 1688 and 1700 in Richmond Co. in the parish where he spent his boyhood days. He had to be the oldest son since he inherited all his father's lands through the law of primogeniture.

John and his wife are first mentioned in the Register of the North Farnham Parish when their oldest son, Cornelius was born, Oct. 20, 1721. A little later in the same year, John became one of the bondsmen for his mother-in-law, Ruth Canterbury, executrix of the estate of her husband, John Canterbury.

In 1722 and 1724, John and his wife, Elizabeth, sold the lands that he had inherited from his father, Cornelius, reciting in the deeds that the land was purchased in 1695 by Cornelius Kincheloe, father to the said John, which after the death of the said Cornelius, became the proper inheritance of the said John as heir-at-law. This deed entry indicates that John was the oldest son and probably the only child of Cornelius Kincheloe.

The next record is the birth of a second son, Daniel, Jan. 8, 1723/4, North Farnham Parish Register.

In addition to the above, the records show that John instituted a number of suits between 1723 and 1725 in Richmond Co. and in 1725 the Kincheloe name ceases in the Richmond Co. records. The sale of lands, the institution of suits for the collection of accounts and the absence of later records warrant the assumption that the family left Richmond Co. in 1725 or a little later.

The next positive record of John Kincheloe is his signature as a witness in Pr. William Co., VA in 1733. This county had been cut off from Stafford Co. in 1732. The deed books of Stafford Co. from 1725 to 1732 are missing, but an old index book for one of the missing volumes, 1728-1730, call for a deed from Champe to Kincheloe, and the page number indicates that the deed was recorded prior to 1730.

Later records in Pr. William Co. and Fairfax Co. do not account for the origin of all of the lands held by John Kincheloe, creating an inference that the larger part of his holdings were acquired before the organization of Pr. William Co. and prior to 1728, the first year covered by the old index in Stafford Co. While the records for this period in Stafford Co. are wanting and those of Richmond Co. quite meager, the few records remaining in Pr. William Co. are sufficient to establish the fact that John and Elizabeth Canterbury Kincheloe, with their two oldest sons, Cornelius and Daniel, moved from Richmond Co. to the Bull Run section of Stafford Co., later Pr. William Co., about 1725 and not later than 1730. Lack of other records of birth in the Register of the No. Farnham Parish and the apparent ages of the older children present strong evidence that the migration took place as early as 1725.

Owing to missing records, especially the will of John Kincheloe, the full extent of his land holdings cannot even be conjectured, as subsequent records reveal only parts of the inheritances of his sons Cornelius and Daniel. the only records of land transactions found where John was a party, aside from those in Richmond Co. are in deeds of 1739 and 1743 (possibly referring to the same tract) each for 169 acres to John Groff (Gross?) for land situated on the branches of Hope's and Nebasco Creeks out of 228 acres of the Champe patent, evidently the tract referred to in the Stafford Co. index.

Later deeds of Cornelius and Daniel and their heirs, show that John purchased a tract of considerable size from John Creel on Rushy Run Branch of Bull Run, and another of 300 acres on Powells Run in 1737 from George Calvert. In addition, he held land on warrants and patents from the colony and the proprietors, which records have not been searched.

Tradition that John was given large grants of land in Pr. William and Fairfax Co. for military services rendered to the Crown has not been verified. But it would appear that he held large tracts acquired through warrants and lost to squatters. The larger areas of his holdings were on the Fairfax side of Bull Run and extended eastward from Bull Run in the neighborhood of Clifton for several miles. Prior to 1934 when Clement Ross Jones visited this area with James Ulysses Kincheloe, who was a source of much of the information in this history, he was shown a strip of land extending some two miles along one of the branches of Bull Run where the cottages of the indentured whites in the service of John Kincheloe were located.

In 1934, of the tracts owned by John Kincheloe, only two large farms remained in the family, both on Bull Run Bottom. One of these farms was owned by James U. Kincheloe of Fairfax, Va., a member of the sixth generation from John Kincheloe, and the other by E. P. Kirby, the sheriff of Fairfax Co. at that time, whose wife was a cousin of James U. Kincheloe and a member of the same branch of the family.

The records of the times tell very little about John Kincheloe as a man. He is mentioned as "Gent." in deeds and in church matters as a vestryman. If he ever held or aspired to political office, the records are silent. Some idea of his characteristics as a man may be gained from a provision in his will, reported in the Journal of the House of Burgesses showing that he made a provision willing 341 acres to his son Cornelius on condition that he successfully prosecute a suit against Col. Wm. Fitzhugh. Otherwise, he was to receive only half of the tract on which he lived. This is significant evidence that he was a man who would stand up for the rights of his family.

The poll sheets of 1741 and 1744 for Pr. William Co. show that he and his brother-in-law, John Canterbury, supported Lord Fairfax for Burgess in 1741 as against others who might be classed as having more democratic leanings. This is the only evidence found that even tends to support the tradition that the early Kincheloes were Royalists.

The records certainly show that he was a large landowner, a gentleman planter on a large scale and that he was prominent in business, social and church circles. He apparently died between March 16 and March 25,1746 at approximately the age of 50 years. The Journal of the House of Burgesses give the date of his will as March 16 and the records of Pr. William Co. show that his estate was ordered to be appraised on March 25.

John Kincheloe and Elizabeth Canterbury were married between 1718 and 1720 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co. VA. After the death of John Kincheloe in 1746, Elizabeth married Edward Emms before July 22, 1749. He is said to have been a man of excellent famly standing, of unquestioned character as well as a man of considerable wealth. That he maintained friendly relations with the Kincheloe famly is attested by the fact that William Kincheloe went on his bond for the Justice of the Peace and that in his will, he gave Margaret Kincheloe that part of the old Kincheloe homestead which he had bought from Cornelius Kincheloe in 1749. The deed mentioning this gift indicates that he died before 1764. Other records indicate that he was living in 1773, but these records may referto a younger Edward Emms.

Elizabeth Canterbury Kincheloe Emms was living in 1776 when she is mentioned as living in the will of her son, Daniel Kincheloe and residing on land in Pr. William Co subject to dower rights from John Kincheloe. It is probable that she died before 1785, as no dower rights are mentioned in connection with the disposition of the land by the heirs of Daniel Kincheloe.

Cornelius and Daniel are shown to be children of John and Elizabeth by their birth records in No. Farnham Parish, Richmond Co. and other county records mention Margaret as their daughter. Daniel and William are listed as sons of hers in the bond book of Pr. William Co. in 1770. Since there is no other record of another Kincheloe family of that period, John Jr. must be the son of John and Elizabeth. There is a famly tradition that Willeman was a son and the name continues down through the Kincheloe family. Elizabeth who married Isaac Davis was shown to have been a daughter through the affidavit of her grandson Elijah Davis. Isaac Davis appears in the records in association with the Kincheloe family numerous times as bondsman and witness. Family tradition places a daughter who married John Hoskins on the list. Nancy Ann is shown to be a daughter by records in the Stribling family in Anderson, SC, and records in the family of Col. Richard Simpson, Jr. show that Mary is definitely a daughter.

At the old Virginia family graveyard are buried several Confederate soldiers, including William Simpson Kincheloe, who fought for Mosby's Raiders, and his brother James Cornelius Kincheloe. There have been at least five generations born and buried on Kincheloe property along Bull Run. There is even an older graveyard but Union troop encampments destroyed the grave markers during the Civil war. The Union also burned the old farmhouse on the land. The farm is situated on Bull Run and one can still find Civil War relics from the Battle of Bull Run, fought inpart on the Kincheloe property. Land from the farm has been purchased by the state of Virginia for the Bull Run State Park and the Manassas National Battlefield.

Time Line:
21 Apr 1722 Deed Richmond Co. VA (Bk 8 p. 128)
2 Jun 1724 Deed Richmond Co. VA (Bk 8 p 247)
4 Jan 1825 Deed Richmond Co. VA
1728-1732 Deeds Stafford Co. VA
1732-1736 Warden of Truro Parish, Pr. William Co. VA
1736-1746 Vestryman of Truro Parish, Pr. William Co. VA
16 Mar 1746 Will dated - Pr. William Co. VA
25 Mar 1766 Estate appraised, Pr. William Co. VA

More About John Kincheloe:
Identifier Number: 3952.
Record Change: 17 Jun 2005

More About John Kincheloe and Elizabeth Canterbury:
Marriage: Abt. 1718, , Richmond Co., Virginia.

Children of John Kincheloe and Elizabeth Canterbury are:
  1. +John Kincheloe, b. 1728, Hamilton Parish, Pr. William Co., Virginia, d. 15 Feb 1809, , Washington Co., Tennessee.
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