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Rev. James Kincaid (1816 - 1907)
Posted by: Caleb Teffeteller (ID *****4419) Date: October 16, 2009 at 21:31:43
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The following obituary of Rev. James Kincaid, was taken from the minutes of the Morganton [Fannin Co. GA] Baptist Association which are on microfilm at the Georgia Baptist History Depository, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia:

"Whereas, On the 21st day of April 1907, the angel of death entered the church at Harmony and took from our midst the much lamented and dearly beloved brother, Rev. James Kincaid, at the ripe old age of 97 years, [actually 90 years] after a long and useful ministerial life in the service of the Master as a preacher of the Gospel of Christ of the Baptist faith. He was the founder and father of the church at this place and pastored it for many years until his strength failed him by reason of his great age. He gave the church its name "Harmony" and here he kept his membership ever after its organization and made it the darling object of his life during his last days, ever preaching and praying for its prosperity and peace, one with another as the name he had given it implied. As well was he in fullest sympathy with his denomination throughout the world. The high and the noble theme of his preaching and life was salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not of one's self, but the gift of God. He preached with great power and earnestness many strong and convincing sermons the doctrines of which, although he has passed away, will be transmitted from generation to generation until time shall be no more. Truly, it may be said of him, he fought a good fight, he finished his course and kept the faith according to the great and definite principles which he understood the Bible to teach.

Resolved, That in him the Baptist people lost a faithful minister and the church a useful brother whose place will be hard to fill; but our loss is his eternal gain. He has gone to receive a crown of many stars where he shall find peace and rest from his labors forevermore." ---T.B. Mathis, J.H. Jenkins, W.T. Buchanan, Committee.


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