Kincaid, Eugenio, Dd

Kincaid, Eugenio, D.D.

a distinguished Baptist missionary, was born at Mount Zion, Pennsylvania, in 1797, and brought up in southern New York. He was one of five students who formed the first class in what is now Madison University, Hamilton, N.Y. While pursuing his studies, he decided to become a foreign missionary. The war between England and Burmah led to the temporary postponement of his plan. Meanwhile he was pastor, for a time, of the church at Galwav, and then, for five years, performed missionary labor in the mountainous districts of central Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1830 he sailed from Boston to Burmah, reaching Maulmain towards the close of that year. He commenced at once the study of the language, giving twelve hours a day for six days to his work, and preaching on the Sabbath to the English soldiers stationed in that section of Burmah. Having acquired a knowledge of the language, he spent a year preaching to the Church in Rangoon, and then went to Ava, the capital, and subsequently spent three months in visiting every town and village along the banks of the Irrawaddy. For nearly two months he lived in his boat, subjected to severe hardships; but he heroically continued his work among the natives, and at the end of fifteen months had baptized eleven converts, and organized them into a church. After many years spent in laborious service for his Master, Dr. Kincaid returned, in 1865, to the United States, broken down in health, and took up his residence in Girard, Kansas, where he died, April 3, 1883. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 658. (J.C.S.)

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