Biography of George H. Kincaid
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Kincaid, George H., of Hoosick Falls a man of wide popularity, came here in 1889, employed as painter in the Wood Mower Works. He was born at Hartford, N. Y., in 1838, son of John Hamilton Kincaid a farmer. His grandfather, James Kincaid, came to America from Scotland in 1786 and settled in Lansingburgh as a merchant. Mr. Kincaid began business by farming, but in 1859, went into the drug business at Granville. While there he married Phebe M. Brayton of Hartford, N. Y., in 1860; after thirteen years there he went to Richmond, Va., and engaged in agricultural pursuits three years. He is a Democrat and his first office was that of justice of peace; he is now police justice; also a member of the order of Odd. Fellows. He has five children: William, at Portland, Oregon, in the interest of the W. A. Wood Co.; Manfred, senior member of the firm of Kincaid & Wilcox; Lulu, wife of Dewitt Johnston of this place; Edith, recently united in marriage to John Liddle, a commercial traveler; and George who resides at home.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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