03 February 2018

Children of Ardenia Lincecum Bigham

ChildrenofArdeniaLincecumAs mentioned in this space previously, Ardenia Tennessee "Tinnie" Lincecum (1865-1940) was a daughter of Leander W. C. Lincecum and Tennessee Levy.  At about age 17, this daughter married George P. Bigham, son of Elihu "Ail" Bigham and Martha M. Cook, on 3 August 1882 in Williamson County, Texas.

Ardenia and George had seven children, one being an infant who died about the age of 3.  Here's a little more detail about the other six (my 4th cousins, 4x removed):

- Lee Hugh Bigham was born 8 May 1883 in Bell County, Texas.  He spent most of his life laboring around the farm.  A more specific occupation and place of employment can be found on Lee's 1918 World War I draft registration card:  he was a Ginner at the Katy Electric Gin in Temple, Bell County.  An advertisement for this service provider is found in a September 1919 edition of the Temple Daily Telegram:

katyelectricgin

On 2 September 1906 at Bell County, Lee married Catherine Elizabeth "Lizzie Kate" Hinders (b. 1885) of Ohio.  The couple had at least five children.  Four of them were Iola Marie "Ola May" Love (d. 1998); Andrew Ernist Bigham (1910-1980); Robert Lee Bigham (1912-1990); and William Ellis Bigham (1918-1978).

Based on an entry for the 1930 Hartley County, Texas Federal census, it appears Lee (before his death) and Lizzie were sharecroppers.  The "monthly rental" for their home was noted as "1/2 Crop."

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Lee Hugh Bigham died 1 April 1930, 25 days prior to the taking of the above census, at Dalhart, Dallam County, Texas.  He was a victim of "Intestinal Ulcerations" and Meningitis.  Burial was at the Memorial Park in Dalhart.  Lizzie, who did not marry again, died 18 April 1973 at Dalhart, Hartley County, Texas.  She was also buried at the Memorial Park in Dalhart.

- Robert Monroe Bigham was born 18 October 1885 at Temple, Bell County, Texas.  He, like his brother, knew his way around a farm.  He was once a stockman, as well as a laborer on a rice farm.  Robert also tried his hand with the railroad as a track foreman for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway, part of the second railroad west of the Mississippi River.

Robert and family were counted for the 1910 Federal census in Headrick, Jackson County, Oklahoma, but the rest of his life was spent in Texas.

Robert married Lula Ciamantha Calk (d. 1963) about 1905 or 1906.  The couple had at least six children.  Five of them were Clayton, Temple, Myrle Evelyn (m. Laurence Chandler), Noble, and Evans.

Robert Monroe Bigham died 24 February 1962 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.  He was buried at Lancaster Cemetery in Temple, Bell County, Texas.

- James Luke "Jim" Bigham, a veteran of World War I, was born 10 October 1887 in Temple, Bell County, Texas.  Farming was the way he made his living, and he was specifically working a poultry farm about 1930.

Jim married Olevia F. Butler of Kentucky about 1920, and the couple had at least six children.

Jim Bigham died 3 March 1961 at Temple, and was laid to rest at Lancaster Cemetery.  A transcription of his tombstone:

James Luke Bigham
Texas
Mech Btry C 21 Fld Arty
World War I
Oct 10, 1887 - March 3, 1961

sbchapman- Sallie Ann Bigham was born 6 January 1889 at Temple, Bell County, Texas.  On 12 April 1914 in Bell County, Sallie married George C. Chapman (1895-1945).  The couple appears to have divorced before 1930, when Sallie was heading her household and working as a laborer in the laundry industry.

Before separating, Sallie and George had two daughters, Willie Mae Chapman Francis (1915-2001) and Irene N. Chapman Denton (1918-2010).

Sallie Anna Bigham Chapman died December 1969 at Temple, and was buried at Lancaster Cemetery.

- William Nix Bigham, another veteran of World War I, was born 23 February 1891 at Temple, Bell County, Texas.  He spent all of his life in Bell County, occupied as a farmer and rancher.  The exception being the time William served in the United States Army, of which one year was spent overseas.

About 1920, William married Lillie Butler.  The couple had at least two children.  One was a daughter named Jonibel, who passed away in 1958 at the young age of 23 due to complications from Pneumonia.

William Nix Bigham died on Christmas Day 1975 at Holland, Bell County, Texas.  He was laid to rest at Lancaster Cemetery.

- Belle Bigham, whose first or middle name might have been Daisy, was born 19 October 1896 at Temple, Bell County, Texas.  She married Edward P. "Ed" Kenney of New York about 1914 or 1915.  He was an oil refinery inspector.  A short time after their marriage, Belle and Ed moved to Baytown in Harris County, Texas.  Belle spent most, if not all, of her remaining days there.  The couple had at least two children.

Ed died in 1945.  I believe Belle was married again – 26 years later – to Richard C. Gonzalez.  Less than three years after that, on 23 January 1974 at Baytown, Belle passed away.  She was buried next to her first husband at Hill of Rest Cemetery.  There is no mention of the Gonzalez surname on the tombstone Belle shares with Edward P. Kenney.

Ancestry.com

29 January 2018

Individual Report for George P. Bigham, Husband of Ardenia Lincecum

George P. Bigham was born 17 August 1854 in Texas to Elihu "Ail" Bigham (1822-1895) and Martha M. Cook (1823-1909).

On one occasion, I found George's surname written as Bingham.  Other than that, it's pretty consistent in records.  Many researchers have George's middle initial standing for Patton.  I have only personally seen his full name written out once, and the middle initial stood for Pinkney.  This was from a death certificate for a son, in which a grandson of George's was supposed to have provided the information.

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[via FamilySearch.org]

My attempts at getting a source for "Patton" have been unsuccessful.  Would someone in the know care to share?

George P. Bigham married Ardenia Tennessee "Tinnie" Lincecum (1865-1940), daughter of L. W. C. Lincecum and Tennessee M. Levy, on 3 August 1882 at Williamson County, Texas.  The couple had seven children, six of which were – Lee Hugh, Robert Monroe, James Luke, Sallie Ann, William Nix, and Belle.

George's older brother, Rufus Monroe "Rufe" Bigham, also married into the Lincecum family when he wed Ardenia's older sister Sallie.

George P. Bigham died 7 January 1930 at Temple, Bell County, Texas.  Cause of death was noted as "Bright's Disease," and he was buried at Lancaster Cemetery.

Individual Facts:
  • Census:  18 June 1860 / Belton, Bell County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1880 / Raising Stock at Bell County, Texas
  • Census:  11 June 1880 / Bell County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / Farmer at Bell County, Texas
  • Census:  9 June 1900 / Bell County, Texas
  • Occupation:  May 1910 / Farmer at Bell County, Texas
  • Census:  2 May 1910 / Bell County, Texas
  • Census:  13 January 1920 / Bell County, Texas
  • Occupation:  January 1930 / Retired Farmer at Bell County, Texas
  • Address:  January 1930 / 11 South 7th Street, Temple, Bell County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Ancestry.com

28 January 2018

Individual Report for Ardenia T. Lincecum Bigham (1865-1940)

Individual Report - ATLBighamArdenia Tennessee "Tinnie" Lincecum was born 27 January 1865 in Williamson County, Texas.  She was a daughter of Leander W. C. Lincecum (d. 1883) and his fourth wife, Tennessee M. Levy (1836-1910).

Ardenia, at least in a few instances, was also known as "Dean." Other spellings of her name abound.  Some examples:

  • Ardenia Linccum
  • Ardena / Ardeana Lincecum
  • Lenie Lincescum
  • Ardenia Limcume
  • Tenysee M. Lincecomb
  • Ardenia T. Lincicum

On one occasion, I found Ardenia's maiden name written as "Lingstom."

At about age 17, Ardenia married George P. Bigham, son of Elihu "Ail" Bigham and Martha M. Cook, on 3 August 1882 in Williamson County, Texas.

Ardenia's older sister, Sallie Marcella Lincecum, had married George's older brother, Rufus Monroe "Rufe" Bigham, several years earlier.

sbchapmanArdenia and George had seven children.  One seems to have been born and died in between census years.  Researchers suggest the child was named Fountain Rogers Bigham (1892-1895).  The other six were as follows:

  • Lee Hugh Bigham (1883-1930)
  • Robert Monroe Bigham (1885-1962)
  • James Luke "Jim" Bigham (1887-1961)
  • Sallie Ann Bigham Chapman (1889-1969)
  • William Nix Bigham (1891-1975)
  • Belle Bigham Kenney Gonzalez (1896-1974)

George and Ardenia were married almost 48 years before being parted by his death in 1930.  Some marital strife from about five years into their partnered life was captured in the local newspaper.  At the time, the couple had two children, and Ardenia was pregnant with their third.

Temple Weekly Times (Texas)
Saturday, 9 July 1887 [via The Portal to Texas History]

A FAMILY TROUBLE.
A sad occurrence took place here yesterday.  A short time since, on account of domestic infelicity, Mrs. George Bigham, quit her husband's home and sought the home of her mother, Mrs. Lincecum, in this city, bringing with her her two young children.  Yesterday her husband followed her in and going to her mother's house succeeded in gaining possession of the two children, which he took with the intention of carrying back to his home.  After he brought them down town and placed them in his wagon, a warrant was sworn out by Mrs. Lincecum before Justice Lowry, charging him with assault.  Upon Constable Chinn making an effort to execute the warrant he met with the most determined resistance and it required the combined efforts of the constable, Deputy Marshal Baker and several citizens were summoned from the bystanders to effect Bigham's arrest, without resort to personal violence, which the officers sought to avoid.  Bigham was taken to the calaboose and locked up and his brother took charge of his wagon, team and innocent little children and carried them home, ignorant of the trouble which involved the father.  The scene on the street, upon the arrest of Bigham drew an immense throng together and universal sympathy was expressed for the little ones…

In 1924, Ardenia's sister Montie died at the age of 57 under a curious circumstance. You may read about it here in another post.

George P. Bigham died 7 January 1930 and was laid to rest at Lancaster Cemetery in Temple, Bell County, Texas.  Just a few short months later, Ardenia had to deal with the death of her first-born son.  Lee Hugh Bigham died 1 April 1930 at Dalhart, Dallam County, Texas.  His life was cut short by intestinal ulcerations and meningitis.

1930 continued to be a rough year when two months after the death of Lee, Ardenia had to bury her sister Sallie. Mercifully, the rest of Ardenia's children outlived her.  Per her death certificate, cousin Dean died 18 January 1940.  The gravestone at Lancaster Cemetery appears to have the incorrect death year of 1934.

30+ years later, Ardenia's death month and day would become my birth month and day.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

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27 April 2017

W is for Wallace James Lincecum. He Killed His Uncle? (A to Z)

Wallace James Lincecum, born 19 July 1908 in Denton, Texas, was a son of Val Dies Lincecum (who I was supposed to write about yesterday, but life happened) and Mary Elizabeth Murray (d. 1949).  He was also a half-brother to Edgar "Bud" Lincecum.  I wrote about Edgar's wife Ida Weeks for the letter I.

By the time Wallace was in his early twenties, he was working in the Texas oil industry.  Some job titles he had include oil drilling rig laborer, oil field rotary rig helper, and oil driller.  He seemed to make a life-long career of it.

Before 1935, Wallace married Sybil G. Flowers.  The couple had at least one son.

Something a bit more notable surrounded Wallace about the age of 23 – he witnessed the death of his uncle, Lucullus Garland Lincecum.

Dallas Morning News (Texas)
27 June 1931

Ambush Slayer Makes Getaway After Man Dies

Killer Rises From Ditch and Opens Fire on Truck Rider.

Special to The News.
HOUSTON, Texas, June 26 -- Officers Friday night were searching for the slayer of L. G. Lincecum, 55, of West Columbia, who was shot from ambush as he rode in a truck toward Houston near West Columbia, about forty miles south of Houston.

Wallace Lincecum, who is a nephew of the slain man, and who was driving the truck, said the slayer rose from a ditch by the side of the road and fired two shots.  Only one bullet struck Lincecum and it pierced his heart.

So close did the slayer stand that the elder Lincecum's clothes were powder burned.  A rain in the West Columbia section obliterated any trail the slayer might have left and Sheriff John McKinney of Brazoria County called for bloodhounds.

Wallace Lincecum could not identify the slayer nor give a motive for the killing.

Here is an image of L. G.'s death certificate.  Up the right side it was noted:  Murdered June 26 - 1931 - by parties unknown.  And you can see Lucullus's brother (and Wallace's father) was the informant.

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But did Wallace do something more than witness the murder? The following news item from almost nine months after the killing seems to suggest he did.

Dallas Morning News (Texas)
6 March 1932

Lincecum is Given Five Years, Suspended

ANGLETON, Texas.  March 5 (AP) -- Wallace Lincecum, 22, was convicted Saturday of the murder of his uncle, L. G. Lincecum, and assessed a five-year suspended sentence.

The jury reported at 10:20 a.m.

The elder Lincecum was shot to death on a highway near here last June.  The prosecution sought to show the nephew slew him to benefit by a $500 legacy provided in the elder's will.

The defense pleaded the uncle, a Houston contractor, had committed suicide, offering depositions as well as witnesses.

Why the suspended sentence?

Wallace died 9 October 1967 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  A few days later, his remains were laid to rest at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston.


Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order).  Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  My theme here is "kinfolk direct." Versus any name from the one name study, these genealogy and history posts all involve someone to which I am related.  You may follow along with me by RSS feed and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

I'm also participating with Southern Graves.  This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

25 April 2017

U is for Ulysses Tilley, Great-Grandson of Emily Lincecum (A–Z)

Individual Report - ULTilleyUlysses Lee Tilley is my third cousin.  He was born 23 May 1917 in Pearsall, Frio County, Texas to Valentine Harris "Vol" Tilley and Nancy Pairlee Yarbrough.  Ulysses's grandmother was Mary (Moore) Tilley, and Mary's mother was Emily Lincecum.

Truth be told, I don't know a whole lot about cousin Ulysses.  One interesting item is his entry in the United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 database at FamilySearch.  This states he enlisted 25 May 1942 at East St. Louis, Illinois.  How or why he went there from Texas, I do not know.  The same record states Ulysses was divorced.

One other piece of information I have is undocumented, as I have been unable to get such information from other researchers:  Ulysses died in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Looking through the lens of "presentism," this gives me pause.  What was he doing there? Just this past December, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel warning pertaining to Tamaulipas --

Tamaulipas (includes Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, and Tampico): U.S. citizens should defer all non-essential travel to the state of Tamaulipas due to violent crime, including homicide, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault. The number of reported kidnappings in Tamaulipas is among the highest in Mexico…Violent criminal activity occurs more frequently along the northern border and organized criminal groups may target public and private passenger buses traveling through Tamaulipas. These groups sometimes take all passengers hostage and demand ransom payments…Matamoros, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, and Ciudad Victoria have experienced numerous gun battles and attacks with explosive devices in the past year.

But Ulysses died in Nuevo Laredo 9 September 1960.  Maybe things were different there fifty-seven years ago.

One final record for Ulysses is his U.S. Military Headstone Application (via Fold3).  This tells me Cpl. Tilley was honorably discharged 26 October 1945, and was awarded the Purple Heart.

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Ulysses Lee Tilley rests under a flat granite marker with the engraving of a Latin (Christian) Cross at Laredo City Cemetery in Webb County, Texas.


Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order).  Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  My theme here is "kinfolk direct." Versus any name from the one name study, these genealogy and history posts all involve someone to which I am related.  You may follow along with me by RSS feed and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

I'm also participating with Southern Graves.  This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

24 April 2017

T is for Theresa Lincecum Martin, Famed Actress (A to Z)

"By his third wife Dr. Lucullus G. had a daughter, Teresa, who won considerable fame as a singer, musician, and Broadway actress."

tlmartin25aug1911Reading those words might send one down a rabbit hole. Wouldn't you agree? They can be found on page 87 of Lois Burkhalter's biography of Gideon Lincecum, father of said Dr. Lucullus G. I've tackled the research of cousin Theresa a couple of times, but still so woefully lack information.  I'm throwing out what I've got here, hoping someone can help.

First, according to the notes of Lois Burkhalter included in her book, the information she wrote about Teresa came from an interview she conducted with Dr. Addison Lysander Lincecum.  He was also a son of Dr. Lucullus G., by way of the second wife – Fannie Rainwater.

Dr. L. G. Lincecum had three wives and nine children.  Lee County, Texas records show the third marriage to be between L. G. Lincecum and M. E. Oliphant, taking place 29 December 1878.  Census records suggest her name to be Marie (or Mary) Emma.  L. G.'s last daughter, "Theresa Lincicum," is noted as a 6-month-old in the 1880 Lampasas County, Texas Federal census.

Theresa is not listed with the family in 1900.  Lucullus G. and Marie do have another child, though, also listed as Lucullus G.  (Later, I find newspaper articles to suggest this baby brother of Theresa's also went by "Lew" or "Louis.") The same census does note Marie/Mary had a total of two children, both living.  Dr. Lucullus G. Lincecum, father of Theresa, died a couple of months after this census was taken.

There is a marriage recorded for Miss Fanny Theresa Lincecum in Lampasas County, Tx.  She wed Mr. C. Martin 3 January 1900.  The couple is found boarding in the Aldridge Putnam household at Waco, Tx later in the same year per the census taker.  Claud, a telephone inspector, was there with Theresa L., b. November 1879.

According to a single, undocumented source via FamilySearch's "Pedigree Resource File," Claude Martin died 10 October 1904 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.  That's all I got for him.

A relatively wide search of online newspaper articles does confirm Miss Theresa Lincecum Martin had an acting career, performing in plays at least in the Midwest and Texas.  An item in the 17 November 1910 edition of the Palestine Daily (Texas) shows the actress's birthday coincides closely with what the census taker said:

Birthday Party.
Miss Theresa Martin, leading lady with "The House of a Thousand Candles" company, was given a birthday party by the union stage employes [sic] of the New Temple last night after the performance.  The event was pronounced a most enjoyable one by every one present.

Next, I have an ad from the 7 July 1911 edition of the Temple Daily Telegram (Texas):

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An article from the next day's edition says this:

AMUSEMENTS.

THE FLOWER OF THE RANCH.
…The Morey Stock is under the same management as "The Llower [sic] of the Ranch" company which played the New Exchange Theatre some time ago and have the enviable reputation of having the best of the best in every respect, regardless of expense, and to maintain the reputation that they have established, in offering Morey Stock company they offer Miss Theresa L. Martin, better known to the people of Temple as Miss Theresa Lincecum, daughter of the late Dr. L. G. Lincecum of Lampasas, who has been engaged for the leading roles and is featured in her own plays.  Miss Martin needs no introduction as her many friends and admirers have known her since childhood, and they will be pleased to have the estimable little lady with them for a week, and an opportunity to renew the pleasures of childhoods happy days.  Louis Lincecum, better known as "Son," is with the company, playing the leading roles opposite his sister, and the supporting company  is all that can be desired as they were engaged to support Miss Martin, and every one of her friends know that they must be good or they would not be capable of holding up their position if they were not better than the average as Miss Martin is certainly a star of no mean magnitude.  The Morey Stock offers Miss Martin in her favorite play, "Dixie Land," next Monday night, she having chosen this play for her opening performance so her friends may have a chance to see her to the best advantage.

The following is from the 25 August 1911 edition of The Walnut Valley Times (El Dorado, Kansas):

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And, finally, an article from the 7 September 1912 edition of The Macon Republican (Missouri) notes the following, with which I don't completely agree:

…Lincecum, by the way is Miss Martin's real name, the other being her stage title only.

I Have a Hunch (and a Ton of Questions)

I think it's possible Theresa and Lew's mother died sometime before or around 1910.  Did that (hypothetically) push Theresa into acting for financial reasons? Or was it a career she wanted and loved? I also think it's highly possible Mrs. Theresa Lincecum Martin married again.  But did she? The Texas Death Index database at FamilySearch has the following listing:

Frances Teresa Martin, d. 21 July 1980 at Tarrant County

If this is "my" Theresa, she would have been a few months shy of 101 years old at her time of death.  I'll admit it's unlikely, but not impossible.  Anyone out there have information to share about my cousin, the famed actress?


Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order).  Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  My theme here is "kinfolk direct." Versus any name from the one name study, these genealogy and history posts all involve someone to which I am related.  You may follow along with me by RSS feed and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

I'm also participating with Southern Graves.  This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

22 April 2017

S is for Sioux & Sallie Lincecum Doran (A to Z Challenge)

Family Report - SLDoranSarah Matilda "Sallie" Lincecum was the last daughter born to Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874) and Sarah "Sallie" Bryan/t (d. 1867).  Records suggest daughter Sallie's birth year ranges from 1833 to 1850.  I think it can be narrowed to between 1837 and 1844.  Her birthplace is consistently Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.

Sallie married William P. Doran in Washington County, Texas 10 December 1865.  Lois Burkhalter, using the journals of Sallie's father, writes about William, Sallie, and their marriage in the biography of Gideon Lincecum:

Gideon's youngest daughter, Sarah Matilda, always called Sallie, was married to William P. Doran, a telegrapher and newspaper man, on December 10, 1865...Again the bridegroom was one of Gideon's friends.  It was Doran who was responsible for the publication of many articles and letters by Gideon in Houston and Galveston papers.

Doran, known as "Sioux" because of a by-line he used for forty-one years as a writer for Texas newspapers, was born in Rochester, New York, May 3, 1836...He was with the Houston Telegraph at the beginning of the Civil War; he enlisted as a private in John P. Austin's company of the Rio Grande in March, 1861; he was honorably discharged at Fort Brown from William Christian's Company A, 2nd Regiment, Texas Volunteers, because of defective hearing.  Despite this handicap Doran became a war correspondent for the Telegraph...He died on November 25, 1901, and Sallie Doran died on April 11, 1919.  They had three sons -- Willard Richardson, Clyde Bryan, and Frank Lincecum Doran.

...[Sallie] enjoyed the companionship of her father and showed such an obvious reluctance to be married that Gideon was convinced she never would.  She rejected numerous suitors.  Even after meeting Doran she delayed her marriage a number of years to remain with her ailing mother, and a few months after her wedding returned to the old Long Point homestead to care for Sarah when her condition became critical.

When looking at the census records pertaining to Sioux and Sallie, I came across a familiar name next door to the Doran family in 1900 Waller County, Texas – George Qualls.  (I mentioned him in my post for the letter Q.) George had remarried after the death of Attie, who was Sallie Lincecum Doran's niece.

The three sons of Sioux and Sallie seemed to stick together after the deaths of their parents.  As far as I can tell, they stayed in Waller County.  That is, with the exception of Willard.  He is not listed with the family in 1900 or 1910.  But he returns to the brothers' home by 1920.

I haven't found anything suggesting even one of the brothers got married.  Unless you count Frank being described as a widowed negro for the 1940 Waller County census (I don't).

Willard Richardson Doran passed away 16 July 1921.  The dawn of each new decade after saw the death of another brother:  Clyde Bryan Doran on 30 January 1931 and Frank Lincecum Doran on 10 December 1940.

With no immediate family members left, the informant for Frank's death certificate was cousin Andrew Lysander Bradford.  Andrew was the son of Attie Campbell (mentioned above as the niece of Frank's mother Sallie) and her first husband, George Daniel Bradford.

The entire Doran family was buried, at the appropriate times, in Hempstead Cemetery at Waller County, Texas.  The graves of the last two brothers are, at this writing, unmarked.


Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order).  Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  My theme here is "kinfolk direct." Versus any name from the one name study, these genealogy and history posts all involve someone to which I am related.  You may follow along with me by RSS feed and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

I'm also participating with Southern Graves.  This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

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