• BIRTH: 30 JUN 1832, Fayetteville,Lincoln County,Tennessee [S39]
  • CHRISTENING: 15 JUL 1835, First Presbyterian Church,Fayetteville
  • DEATH: 26 SEP 1905, Lee County,Mississippi [S39]
  • BURIAL: Verona,Mississippi [S39]
Father - Père: Francis Locke KINCANNON
Mother - Mère: Mary Ann GARNER

Family - Famille1: Araminta Minerva CONNOR

  • MARRIAGE: 2 DEC 1856, near Macon,Mississippi
  1. +Andrew Armstrong KINCANNON
  2.  Van C. KINCANNON
  3.  Francis L. KINCANNON
  4. +James Clayton KINCANNON
  5.  Bessie KINCANNON
  6.  Kate KINCANNON
  7.  Pattie KINCANNON
  8. +Rose Marie KINCANNON

                                                                          _Francis KINCANNON _
                                                   _Andrew KINCANNON ____|_Elizabeth SUMMERS _
                            _James KINCANNON _____|
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                           |                      |_Catherine MC DONALD _|____________________
 _Francis Locke KINCANNON _|
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|                          |_Elizabeth ARMSTRONG _|
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|_Mary Ann GARNER _________|
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BIOGRAPHY: James, born June 30, 1832, at Fayetteville, Lincoln County, TN, was baptized on July 15, 1835, according to records of the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville. After his father's death, James' mother made arrangements to take him and his two brothers to live with their uncle Andrew Armstrong Kincannon in Columbus, MS, but she died along the route. A Negro slave continued the journey with the children, and their Uncle Andrew became their guardian. (By the way, Andrew's wife was Agnes Garner, probably a sister of Mary.) Before the death of their grandmother, Elizabeth Armstrong Kincannon, she made provision for the boys' education back in Virginia if they chose to return. They apparently did not. During the Mexican War James served in Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry. A "schoolboy" of sixteen with blue eyes, light hair, and fair complexion, he was enrolled on Dec. 31, 1847, at New Orleans. He was enlisted as a private on Jan. 6, 1848, at Mobile, AL. After being transferred to Reyonosa, Mexico, James and some other young men were detailed to load supplies for transportation to Camargo. He and another young man became engaged in horseplay, and James was thrown to the ground, dislocating his left elbow. By the time he could get medical attention, the elbow was so swollen and stiff that it was permanently damaged. James remained in the hospital at Mier, Mexico, for several months before being returned to Vicksburg, MS, where he was mustered out on July 8, 1848. He married Minerva Araminta Connor on Dec. 2, 1856, near Macon, MS. James was the census taker for District 5, Noxubee County, MS, in 1860, and he and Minerva had two small boys. On Feb. 22, 1861, James enlisted in the "Noxubee Rifles", a militia
company. This company was attached to the 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment and was sent to Virginia, where James' company was one of two from the regiment which took part in the Battle of First Manassas (also called First Bull Run) under "Stonewall" Jackson. In the spring of 1862 the army in Virginia was reorganized. On April 1, 1862, James was back in Macon, where he signed a petition addressed to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. When the 41st Mississippi Infantry Regiment was formed from other Mississippi companies that had been in Virginia, James enlisted in this new regiment. He was appointed acting quartermaster through the campaigns that followed. In Feb.1863 James was recommended for promotion to quartermaster, but he resigned before the appointment could be confirmed. According to the surgeon's report, James suffered from anchylosis (stiffness) in his elbow, as well as "extensive hempisy" in his feet and legs. (I have no idea what that means.) After the war, James and Araminta lived at Columbus, Brooksville, and Macon, MS, at various times. He applied for and was granted $12 per month pension for his Mexican War service, beginning in July '89. In April 1898 "Captain" Kincannon became editor and owner of The Daily Journal, a newspaper published at Tupelo. James, in a newspaper article, described himself as a Democrat "by heredity, by unbroken affiliation, and by principle". He died Sept. 26, 1905, in Lee County, MS. James, Araminta (who died Nov. 19, 1928), his brother Hugh, Hugh's two wives, and many of their children and grandchildren are all buried at Verona, MS.
(All details kindly provided by Margaret Kincannon, who is currently [July 2001] writing a book about the family's service in the Civil War.)


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