C. M. KINCAID was born December 24, 1830, in Anderson County, Tenn.  His father, Clingan Kincaid, was also a native of that county. His paternal grandparents were both natives of Ireland and his maternal grandparents were natives of England, the grandfather serving in the Revolutionary war and when peace was declared took the oath of allegiance to the United States.

Our subject was reared on the farm and worked on the same till he was twenty years of age, after which he began working for himself at the same business until the beginning of the late war.  He entered the Confederate Army in 1863, enlisting in Company B, Fifth Tennessee Cavalry.  At the close of the war he returned home without a wound or without ever having been captured during the time he was in service.  Up to the time of the war he had been quite prosperous but that fearful catastrophe swept away nearly all his property.  Since that time he has met with many reverses but the scale of fortune finally turned in his favor, and he is now in comparatively good circumstances.

Previous to the war, in 1850, he wedded Elizabeth Barnard, of Tennessee.  Her father was one of the first settlers of Barnardsville, the town deriving its name from him.  To our subject and wife were born eight children:  Louisa, Syrene, Sarah G., Clingan, Alta, Erie, Cilena and Albert J.  Mr. Kincaid and wife are members of the Primitive Baptist Church, and he is a Democrat in politics.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.