O’Brien Family Honors Its Adams County Heritage
Kentucky native John Kincaid migrated to Ohio prior to 1800. He and wife Sallie settled on a farm in Liberty Township, Adams County, to raise their 11 children.
Active both on and off the farm, John helped form a company of soldiers at West Union and served as Colonel of a regiment during the War of 1812. Governor Thomas Worthington appointed him as a Lt.-Colonel of Ohio’s Militia in 1818. John served as one of the first Justices of the Peace in Liberty Township, and was also commissioned Associate Judge for seven years by Governor Allen Trimble.
The family retained farm ownership over the years, with John’s great granddaughter, Eva Kincaid O’Brien, eventually acquiring the farm. Today, Eva Kincaid O’Brien’s heirs – Lucille O’Brien Gelter, Robert O’Brien and Donna Roack – own the 250-acre farm, on which corn and soybeans are raised.