Who is the William Kainkaid age 72; born VA;tailor; listed on the 1870 Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA census?
In 1870 he is married to 'Jane' age 71 born VA. andhas a young lady named Lizzie J. McDonald age 18 b. VA residing in home.
Four households past this family is that of Henry W. Byrd/Bird.In this family is his wife, Sarah A. and daughter Charity Bird.
We skip ahead to 1880 and discover [again, in Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA] William Kinkaid age 82 with a new young wife; Charity age 26 b. VA
Also in the Kindaid house are Cora L. age 6 - daughter and William H. age 3 - son.
Rounding out this family is Mary J. Page, niece age 7 b. VA Sarah A. Byrd, mother-n-law, age 62 b. VA.
Logic says that the neighbor on the 1870 census, Wm. Kainkaid married Charity Byrd/Bird after her father's death around 1873.We believe that Charity's mother is Sarah A. Gillespie, a daughter of Roland Gillespie and granddaughter of Sherod Moore Gillespie.