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William Reed Kincannon

  • Birth 28 Apr 1800 Washington County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 27 Nov 1857 Sand Prairie, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Sand Prairie, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 14756091

William Kincannon was one of the early pioneers of Richland Co., Wis. He was born in Washington Co., Va., in the year 1800. When eleven years old his parents moved to Tennessee, where he learned the tanner's trade. He was united in marriage to Lucy B Collinsworth of Knoxville, Tenn. He then moved to Alabama where he was engaged in the tanning business four years. He then moved to Frankfort, Ill., where he was engaged at his trade for eleven years. He removed from there to Alton, where he engaged in coal mining several years. He removed from Alton to Lafayette Co., Wis., in 1841, and followed mining for lead till 1847. He removed to the town of Richwood, Richland Co., Wis., where he intended to erect a tan yard, but finding the bark of an inferior quality, he abandoned the project and engaged in farming till the time of his death, which occurred Nov. 27, 1857. Mrs. Kincannon was born in Tennessee, in 1803, and in 1884 resided in Richwood town. They reared ten sons --- George C, who preceded his father to Richland one year, went to California in 1849, and died in Placerville, Cal., in 1850; one son died when three years old; Louis C died in 1855, aged twenty-two; Andrew I died in 1858; James C, M Crayton, Marion M and the twins are still living, with the exception of James, in Wisconsin. William K went to California in 1852, came back to Wisconsin in 1856, returned to California in 1857, was last heard from in Idaho in 1864. The Kincannon boy's grandfather's were both in the Revolutionary War.

Source:History of Crawford And Richland Counties Wisconsin, No Author listed, (Springfield, Ill. (facsimilie reprint Salem Mass.): Union Publishing Company (facsimilie reprint by Higginson Book Company), 1884 (facsimilie reprint 1996))Chapter 30, Page 1225.Note:

The grave is unmarked and is pending further research, the only source I have said he is buried at Blue River Cemetery which is possibly an old name for the Sand Prairie Cemetery. The problem is that there is a Blue River Cemetery just down the road at Blue River Wisconsin.



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  • Created by: BCA3
  • Added: 27 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14756091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Reed Kincannon (28 Apr 1800–27 Nov 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14756091, citing Sand Prairie Cemetery, Sand Prairie, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by BCA3 (contributor 46488977) .