Re: Lee Co., Va- W. Va Tritt/Kincaid/Light Connection
Jean, thanks for your response.You may be right about your theory about Balthazar Tritt.I have about six largeHank Jones books on the Palatine families that came from Germany via England to New York starting in 1709/1710. My ancestor, Johann Henrich Leicht(1687-1741), came to New York in 1710.In one of Hank's books, he has included a lot of information on the Swiss and Germans that came to New Bern, N. C. in 1710.What year did the ship Anderson arrive in N. C.?Did it arrive at New Bern?
I have not done a lot of research on the Tritt lineage and was interested in buying the Tritt family book but I'm not
sure now based on the posts that can't find a connection.Will this book or any later ones help?
I'm not ready to give up on Laura Blake.She was a noted sxhoolteacher and historian for the Fayette County area where Mary Tritt and her husband, James G. Kincaid, lived.Most of her information came from talking to the Kincaid/Johnson/Light familes and using data from their Bible Record Sheets, including the famous James G. Kincaid bible that is passed down from one generation to the next with the promised that one son must be named James G. Kincaid.
The book on Fayette County History dated 1926, states that James Kincaid and Mary Tritt , his wife, moved from old Virginia in the year 1807 and settled in Greenbrier County, near the present Monroe County line and lived there about five years prior to living at Page, Fayette Co., WV with a temporary stop for a few years living in the hollow Sycamore tree near Ansted, WV. They are buried a few miles from page in the Kincaid Cemetery.
The Laura Blake story includes a desciption of Mary Tritt Kincaid's brother, Henry Tritt, and states that he was a lawyer in Fayette and Greenbrier Counties. She tells the story of Henry Light's trip to his home in Greenbrier after he visited his sister, Mary Magadelin Tritt Kincaid at Page, WV. A funny story told my Laura Blake is:"Henry Tritt married twice.First, he maried Margaret, daughter of William Kincaid whose wife was Ann Tincher and William, a brother of James Galespie Kincaid, Sr.One day after his second marriage, his wife asked him to bring her a load of wood.He got up, put on his coast and started toward the wood lot.He was gone seven months, when he returned he came in with a load of wood and said, "Here's your wood, my dear"Laura noted that "This is a good place to stop."By the way, I have a large article by Laura Blake that was published in a Fayette Co newspaper on the Kincaid Family History that goes back to 1215.
Appreciate your comments.I have some dates for Hans Peter Tritt being born in France on Aug 13, 1715 and a Johann Peter Tritt being born on March 5, 1755 at Windsor, York, PA. and death on Jan 24, 1839.