27 November 2016

Individual Report for Tecumseh Lincecum (1873-1938)

Individual Report - TCLincecumTecumseh C. Lincecum was born 7 March 1873 most likely in Louisiana to John P. Lincecum and Nancy Victoria Hawthorn/e.  I found him most often represented by his initials, rather than his full name:

  • Tee C. Lincecum
  • P. C. Lincecum
  • Tom T. Lincecum
  • Tecumseh C. Lincecum

T. C. Lincecum married Belle (Seabell, Sebelle) Maxwell about 1905-1906.  The couple had four children:  Clarence, Virgie, Randolph, and Mabel / May Belle.

T. C. died 30 May 1938 and was laid rest at Lincecum Cemetery in Grant Parish, Louisiana.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  June 1880 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  1900 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  1900 / Log Measurer at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Residence:  September 1918 / Selma, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  September 1918 / Commr Forestry of the State, Division of the Department of Conservation of Louisiana
  • Census:  6 January 1920 / Selma, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Saw Mill Laborer at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  3 April 1930 / Selma, Grant Parish, Louisiana

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Tecumseh was described as tall, with blue eyes and brown hair on his World War I Draft Registration Card.

- Tombstone inscription via memorial #14968693 at FindAGrave.com:

T. C. Lincecum
March 7, 1873
May 30, 1938
In Loving Memory

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

24 November 2016

Individual Report for Joel Clifton Shiflett, Husband of Sally Annie Lincecum

Individual Report - JCShiflettJoel Clifton Shiflett was born 17 April 1859, likely in Texas, to Joel and Sallie Shiflett of Virginia.  Name variations:

  • Joel Clifton Shiflett
  • Joel C. Shiftlett
  • Clifton J. Shiplett
  • Joseph Clifton Shiflett
  • Mr. Shiffleet

J. C. married Sally Annie Lincecum 20 December 1883 in Williamson County, Texas.  The couple had three children:

- Katie Elizabeth Shiflett, b. 29 August 1855 at Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas; m. Beau K. McCutcheon abt 1908; d. 9 December 1969 at Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.

- Roy Lee Shiflett, b. 13 July 1887 at Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas; m. Orine A.; d. 13 December 1957 at Quemado, Maverick County, Texas

- Licurgus G. Shiflett, b. 2 February 1889 at Lampasas, Texas; d. 18 March 1951 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Joel Clifton Shiflett died 21 January 1933 at Williamson County, Texas.  He was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  12 July 1860 / Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  1870 / Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / Farmer at Travis County, Texas
  • Census:  14 June 1900 / Travis County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1910 / Upper Georgetown Road, Travis County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1910 / Farmer of a General Farm at Travis County, Texas
  • Census:  April 1910 / Travis County, Texas
  • Occupation:  February 1920 / Farmer of a General Farm at Nueces County, Texas
  • Census:  18 February 1920 / Nueces County, Texas
  • Census:  10 April 1930 / Williamson County, Texas
  • Address:  abt January 1933 / w. 7th Street, Williamson County, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt January 1933 / Farmer at Williamson County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Cause of death:   Acidosis; Gall bladder infection.  (Per certificate.)

- Tombstone inscription via memorial #60868421 at FindAGrave.com:

Father
J. C. Shiflett
Apr 17, 1859
Jan 21, 1933

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

23 November 2016

Individual Report for Sally Annie Lincecum Shiflett (1863-1912)

Individual Report - SALShiflettSally Annie Lincecum was born 31 October 1863 in Texas.  She was the fifth of possibly ten children born to Lachaon Joseph Lincecum and Elizabeth O'Banion.  Though Sally/Sallie is often used as a nickname for Sarah, I have only found this cousin referenced as such once.  Name variations I've found:

  • Sally Annie Lincecum
  • Sarah Macon
  • Sallie A. Lincecum
  • Sallie Linsecum

Sallie Linsecum married Joel Clifton (J. C.) Shiflett 20 December 1883 in Williamson County, Texas.  They had three children:  Katie Elizabeth, Roy Lee, and Licurgus G.  Sally died 18 November 1912 at just 49 years of age, and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  28 September 1870 / Burton, Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  3 June 1880 / Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  14 June 1900 / Travis County, Texas
  • Residence:  abt May 1909 / Austin, Travis County, Texas
  • Census:  Apr 1910 / Travis County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Sally's tombstone inscription via memorial #69664358 at FindAGrave.com:

Our Dear Mother and Wife
Sallie A. Shiflett
Oct 31, 1863
Nov 18, 1912
Peace Be Unto Thee

18 November 2016

Individual Report for Reece Green Lincecum (1875-1961)

Individual Report - RGLincecumReece Green Lincecum was born 5 November 1875 in Louisiana to John P. Lincecum and Nancy Victoria Hawthorne.

I've found Reece under a few different first names / spellings:

  • Rice G. Lincecum
  • Robert G. Lincecum
  • Reazon Green Lincecum
  • Reese G. Lincecum

Rice G. Lincecum married I. Jury Brister (Juria Brister) 15 December 1898 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.  The couple had six children:  Jud Marion, Ola D., Milton G., Lela, Gertrude, and Vollie.

Reece died 3 February 1961 at Urania, La Salle Parish, Louisiana.  He was laid to rest a couple of days later at Lincecum Cemetery in Grant Parish, Louisiana.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  June 1880 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / Teamster at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  19 June 1900 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  April 1910 / Farmer at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Residence:  September 1918 / Pollock, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  September 1918 / Farming at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / Farmer of a General Farm at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  January 1920 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Farmer of a General Farm at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Address:  April 1930 / Three Notch Road, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  18 April 1930 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Lincecum, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  5 April 1940 / Lincecum, Grant Parish, Louisiana

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- According to his 1918 World War I draft registration, Reazon signed his name with an X mark.  He was described as having blue eyes and light hair.

- According to the 1930 Grant Parish, Louisiana Federal census, Reese owned his home and lived on a farm.  He was living next door to two of his sons, Judd and Milton, and his brother Gideon.

- According to the 1940 Grant Parish, Louisiana Federal census (you can conduct a free search here), R. G. had a 3rd grade education.  He was living next door to his brother G. G. (on one side), and his son J. M. (on the other side).

- Obituary from FindAGrave memorial #14968714 (Reece Green Lincecum), accessed 17 November 2016:
"WINNFIELD (Special) - Reece Green Lincecum, 85 year old retired logger and life-long resident of northeast Louisiana, died shortly after noon yesterday in a Urania clinic.

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Lincecum Baptist Church with the Rev. D. R. Watts officiating. Interment is to follow in the Lincecum Cemetery under direction of the Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. The body will lie in state at the home until time for the services.

Surviving are the widow; three sons, Joel Lincecum, Urania, Milton Lincecum, Pineville, and Vollie Lincecum, Pollock; three daughters, Miss Ola and Lela Lincecum, and Mrs. Gertrude Sikes, all of Pollock; a brother, Sid [sic Gid] Lincecum, also of Pollock; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Published in The Monroe News-Star (LA), Saturday, February 4, 1961"

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

Ancestry.com

09 November 2016

Individual Report for Parula Russell Lincecum (1896-1971)

Individual Report - PRLincecumParula Russell Lincecum was born 26 March 1896 in Gonzales County, Texas to George Durham Lincecum and Frances Amada Stubblefield.  Parula was a veteran of World War I, and did marry a woman named Minnie.  He died 13 May 1971 at Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.  Parula's remains were placed in the Hillcrest Mausoleum at Dallas, Texas.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  April 1910 / Gonzales, Texas
  • Residence:  June 1917 / Gonzales, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1917 / Clerk, employed by has father at Gonzales, Texas
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / Salesman of general retail merchandise at Gonzales, Texas
  • Census:  January 1920 / Gonzales, Texas
  • Residence:  1932 / Dallas, Texas
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Gonzales, Texas
  • Occupation:  Apr 1940 / Grocery Store Proprietor at Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  April 1940 / Schwertner, Williamson County, Texas
  • Residence:  1942 / Shwertner, Williamson County, Texas
  • Residence:  1965-1971 / Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas
  • Address:  abt May 1971 / 2609A W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt May 1971 / Health Inspector for the State of Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- According to his 1917 World War I draft registration, Parula claimed exemption because his father was crippled.  Parula was described as tall, with blue eyes and light hair.

- World War I; Private; Camp Travis, Texas; Base Hospital; Medical Department Detachment  [Graden, Debra, comp. Camp Travis, Texas World War I Records [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2000. Original data: Major E. B. Johns, U. S. A, compiler. Camp Travis and Its Part in the World War Texas:Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., New York, 1919]

Parula's death certificate confirms he was a veteran of World War I.

- Also per his death certificate, Parula was D.O.A. at Arlington Memorial Hospital (Tarrant County, Texas).  Cause of death:  Congestive Heart Failure, Arterioslerotic Cardiovascular Disease.  Also noted:  "History of previous myocardial disorders; carcinoma of prostate."

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

05 November 2016

Individual Report for Osben Andrew "Obbie" Lincecum (1917-2000)

Individual Report - OALincecumObbie Lincecum was born 1 November 1917 in Selma, Grant Parish, Louisiana, a son of John Gatlin Lincecum and Mary Elizabeth Rashall.  Obbie married Ruth Peoples (1919-2006) 2 July 1938 in La Salle Parish, Louisiana.  He later died 13 March 2000 in Princeton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana.  Obbie rests at Lincecum Cemetery in Grant Parish.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  22 April 1930 / Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Selma, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / Road Construction Laborer at Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Census:  2 April 1940 / Selma, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • Residence:  1990 / Princeton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Sources available upon request.  I will respect the privacy of living individuals.

Note:

- These Lincecum households were all "in a row" for the 1940 Grant Parish, Louisiana Federal census:  Osban (#56), John (#57), Joe (#58), Dee (#59), Dan (#60), and Elmora (#61).  Just before Osban, in household #54, was G. D. [Dixie G.] Lincecum.  Dixie was brother to John, and John was father of the rest.  According to this census, "Osban" had a 3rd grade education.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

30 October 2016

Individual Facts Report for Jarrett L. Berry, Son of Nancy Lincecum

Individual Report - JLBerryJarrett L. was born about 1805 in Georgia to Nancy Lincecum and William Green Berry.  Jarrett married twice.  First to Susannah T. Smith, 19 May 1827 in Bibb County, Alabama.  She was a niece to the two Tabor sisters who married Berry brothers.  Nancy Tabor married Simeon Berry, and Malinda Tabor married Uriah Berry.  Simeon and Uriah were brothers of Jarrett, and Susannah's mother was Mary Tabor.

Jarrett and Susannah had at least eight children:  Reason, Mary, Burton Litton, Thomas, Columbus, Serena, Nancy, and James Madison.  Susannah Smith Berry possibly died in 1853 in Mississippi.

Jarrett's second marriage was to Almeda Tippah, 18 July 1854 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  I do not know of any children born to this union.

Jarrett possibly died about 1865 in Arkansas.

Individual Facts:

  • Occupation:  November 1850 / Farmer at Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Census:  7 November 1850 / Pontotoc County, Mississippi
  • Occupation:  August 1860 / Farmer at Jackson County, Arkansas
  • Census:  22 August 1860 / Jackson County, Arkansas

Sources available upon request.

29 October 2016

Individual Report for Matilda Berry, Daughter of Nancy Lincecum

Individual Report - MBerryMatilda Berry was born between 1798 and 1807 in either Mississippi or Georgia.  She was one of at least eight children born to William Green Berry and Nancy Lincecum.  Matilda died 12 December 1871 in Pickens County, Alabama.

Individual Fact:

  • Census:  3 September 1860 / Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama

Notes:

- Matilda BERRY was listed with sister Nancy in the 1860 Pickens County, Alabama Federal census.

- Transcription of image of obituary attached to FindAGrave memorial #87251028 for Matilda Berry (source not listed -- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87251028):

DIED.
Miss MATILDA BERRY departed this life at the residence of her niece, Mrs. S. M. Pannell, in Pickens county, Ala., on the 12th of December, 1871, aged 73 years 7 months and 22 days.  Miss Berry was born in Natchez, Miss., April 20th, 1798.  In the Fall of 1828 she professed religion and joined the Baptist church, of which she remained a consistent and pious member to the day of her death.  Two older sisters, and many relatives survive her.

*W. C. Daniel created FindAGrave memorial in 2012.  States there is "no surviving marker.  Believed to be buried here as membership rolls show her a member of this church at the time of her death." -- Mount Pleasant Church & Cemetery at Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

27 October 2016

Individual Report for Nancy Berry Barrett, Daughter of Nancy Lincecum

Individual Report - NBBarrettNancy Berry was born between 1795 and 1799 in Georgia to Nancy Lincecum and William Green Berry.  She married William Barrett 12 October 1825 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Nancy Berry and William Barrett had at least seven children:  Green Berry Barrett, Prudence W. "Prudy" Barrett, Susan Barret, Francis M. Barrett, Gideon L. (Lincecum?) Barret, Ophelia V. Barret, and William R. Barrett.  Nancy Berry Barrett died some time after the taking of the 1870 U.S. Federal census.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  18 November 1850 / Pickens County, Alabama
  • Occupation:  September 1860 / Farmer at Pickens County, Alabama
  • Census:  3 September 1860 / Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama
  • Census:  16 August 1870 / Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama

Sources available upon request.

Note:

- According to 1870 Pickens County, Alabama Federal census records, Nancy Berry Barrett was living among three of her children.  She was listed with her daughter Ophelia.  They were next door to son Gideon, and very close to son Green.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

26 October 2016

Individual Facts Report for Susan Berry Daniel, Daughter of Nancy Lincecum

Individual Report - SWBDanielSusan W. Berry was born, according to the gravestone placed for her, 18 August 1793.  Census records suggest she was born between 1800 and 1802.  Born in Georgia, she was a daughter of Nancy Lincecum and William Green Berry.

Susan married Obediah Echols Daniel in Alabama, the year of 1818.  They had at least two sons, Echols Berry Daniel and Zachariah Lincecum Daniel (I don't have proof for those full names). Susan died 31 August 1873, and was laid to rest at Center Springs Cemetery in Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  19 September 1850 / Talbot County, Georgia
  • Census:  15 August 1860 / Red Bone, Talbot County, Georgia
  • Census:  12 August 1870 / Raleigh, Pickens County, Alabama

Sources available upon request.

Gravestone transcription:

Susan W. Berry
Wife Of
Obediah E. Daniel
August 18, 1793
August 31, 1873

09 October 2016

Individual Report for Gideon Berry, Son of Nancy Lincecum

Gideon Berry, born about 1790 in Georgia, was a son of William Green Berry and Nancy Lincecum.  While still in Georgia (Putnam County), Gideon married Sarah "Sally" Whatl(e)y 28 February 1813.  Gideon died about or after 1855.

gberry-swhatleymarriage

Image from "Georgia County Marriages, 1785-1950" via FamilySearch.org
(retrieved 1 October 2016).

The children I attribute to Gideon and Sarah (Whatley) Berry are as follows:  Elizabeth Ann, William G., Henrietta, and Thomas Jefferson.

Individual Report -GBerryIndividual Facts:

  • Census:  1840 / Pickens County, Alabama
  • Occupation:  November 1850 / Farmer in Pickens County, Alabama
  • Census:  15 November 1850 / Pickens County, Alabama
  • Census:  1855 / Pickens County, Alabama

Notes:

- Gideon fought in the war of 1812 - BRODNAX'S DETACHMENT, GEORGIA MILITIA.  He enlisted as 3 LIEUTENANT and was discharged as the same.  [Direct Data Capture, comp. War of 1812 Service Records. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 M602, 234 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.]

- Per U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 via Ancestry -
Gideon Berry
1 April 1837
160.85 acres at Pickens County, Alabama
Township 21-S, Range 13-W, Section 2

- According to the 1850 Pickens County, Alabama Federal census (slave schedule), Gideon owned 11 slaves, ranging in age from 1 to 60 years.

08 October 2016

Individual Report for Simeon Berry, Son of Nancy Lincecum

Individual Report -SBerrySimeon Berry was a son of William Green Berry and Nancy Lincecum.  He was born between 1789 and 1804 in Georgia.  Simeon married Nancy Tabor about 1817 in Alabama.  He married again, 5 October 1848 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Martha Hendrix.  Simeon died some time after 1859, possibly before the 1860 census.

I attribute nine children to Simeon and Nancy (Tabor) Berry:  William Green, Jane Caroline, Susan, George W., Oliver, Cary, Mary, Richard, and Malinda.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  1837 / Winston County, Mississippi
  • Census:  1840 / Winston County, Mississippi
  • Occupation:  October 1850 / Farmer in Winston County, Mississippi
  • Census:  2 October 1850 / Winston County, Mississippi
  • Census:  1853 / Winston County, Mississippi

Notes:

- Simeon, prior to 1841, owned 158+ acres of land in (today's) Lowndes County, Mississippi.  [Bureau of Land Management -- http://www.glorecords.blm.gov

- According to the 1837 Winston County, Mississippi State census, Simeon and family cultivated 25 acres of land in 1836.

- Simeon received a patent for 40+ acres of land in Winston County, Mississippi (section 10, issued 27 February 1841).  [Certificate No. 12879 -- Bureau of Land Management]

- Simeon received a patent for 40+ acres of land in Winston County, Mississippi (section 8, issued 15 March 1854).  [Certificate No. 35354 -- Bureau of Land Management]

- Simeon received a patent for 40+ acres of land in Winston County, Mississippi (section 8, issued 1 April 1856).  [Certificate No. 35751 -- Bureau of Land Management]

- Simeon received a patent for 40+ acres of land in Winston County, Mississippi (section 8, issued 1 October 1859).  This appears (in total) to give Simeon a single 160+ acre tract of land.  A second certificate issued same date, gives Simeon 84 more acres.  Second tract (section 5) not in same section as first.  [Certificates No. 37424 & No. 38640 -- Bureau of Land Management]

07 October 2016

Family Group Report for Nancy Lincecum & William Berry

Family Group Report - NLBerryNancy Lincecum is my 6th great grand aunt.  She was a daughter of Gideon Lincecum and Miriam Bowie, born about 1769 in either North Carolina or Georgia.  About 1788, in Georgia, Nancy was married to William Green Berry.  He was born about 1762 in Virginia.

The widow Nancy (Lincecum) Berry died September 1849 in Winston County, Mississippi.  Her death was noted on the 1850 U.S. Census Mortality Schedule for that place.

The following from Lois Burkhalter's 1965 biography of Gideon Lincecum, Nancy's nephew:

Shortly after the end of the American Revolution there appeared in a frontier settlement in Warren County, Georgia, an Englishman named Thomas Roberts, who  had deserted from the British Army and had served the last three years of the war with the Revolutionary forces.  He found Widow [Miriam] Lincecum struggling to restore her farm from war ravages and to support her three daughters with the help of only her strapping thirteen-year-old son, Hezekiah, the sole male Lincecum spared by the British.

Roberts was educated, charming, bold, and given to profanity.  When he came courting among the Lincecum girls they sent him on his way.

Nancy was one of those "Lincecum girls."

Children of Nancy Lincecum and William Berry:

  • Simeon Berry, b. 1789-1804 in Georgia, m. (1) Nancy Tabor abt 1817 in Alabama, (2) Martha Hendrix 1848 in Alabama, d. aft. 1853 in (possibly) Mississippi.
  • Gideon Berry, b. abt 1790 in Georgia, m. Sarah "Sally" Whatley 1813 in Georgia, d. abt or aft. 1855 in (possibly) Alabama.
  • Green Berry, b. abt 1792 in Georgia, m. Mary "Polly" Coleman 1813 in Georgia, d. aft. 1813 in (possibly) Georgia.
  • Susan W. Berry, b. 18 August 1793 in Georgia, m. Obediah Echols Daniel 1818 in Alabama, d. 31 August 1873 in (likely) Alabama.
  • Nancy Berry, b. 1795-1799 in Georgia, m. William Barrett 1825 in Alabama, d. aft. 1870 in (possibly) Alabama.
  • Matilda Berry, b. April 1798 in Mississippi or Georgia, d. 12 December 1871 in Alabama.
  • Uriah Berry, b. 31 March 1801 in (likely) Alabama, m. Malinda Tabor 1819 in Alabama, d. 25 January 1866 in (likely) Mississippi.
  • Jarrett L. Berry, b. abt 1805 in (possibly) Georgia, m. (1) Susannah Tabor Smith 1827 in Alabama, (2) Almeda Tippah 1854 in Mississippi, d. aft. 1860 in (possibly) Arkansas.

Sources available upon request.  Take all mistakes as good wishes.

03 October 2016

Marriage Bond, License & Celebration for Uriah & Malinda Tabor Berry

I've seen marriage bonds before, I've seen licenses, and I've seen confirmations of the marriage ceremony actually being performed.  I just don't know if I've seen all documents pertaining to a particular marriage at once.  All neatly organized, revealed with a simple point and click.

Thanks to FamilySearch.org, I was blessed with just that.  Images of three handwritten documents from 1819, all pertaining to the marriage of Uriah Berry/Barry and Malinda Tabor/Taber in Alabama Territory.

[As I mentioned in yesterday's post about the Agreement with Freedmen of Uriah Berry/Barry, he is a son of Nancy Lincecum and William Green Berry.  He's also brother to Gideon Berry.]

Genealogy-002

It could be important to note, Alabama Territory was carved from Mississippi Territory August 1817.  Alabama achieved statehood December 1819, eleven months after the marriage of Uriah and Malinda.  Also, the couple was married in Cahawba County, which was renamed Bibb almost two years later.

Transcriptions of portions of each of the documents follow.  Though incomplete, I'm confident the "pertinent" information comes through.  As mentioned, images of the original documents may be viewed at FamilySearch.

BOND dated 25 January 1819

Alabama Territory }
Cahawba County } Know all men by these presents, that we Uriah Berry and Nathan Taber of said county are held and firmly bound unto William W. Bibb Governor of the Territory aforesaid or his successors in office in the sum of Two [Five?] hundred dollars to which payment will and [illegible] to be made to the said Governor for the time being or his successors in office...

...The condition of this obligation is such that where as...a marriage is shortly intended to be celebrated between the above bound Uriah Berry and Malinda Taber.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
[signed & sealed] Uriah Berry
[signed & sealed] Nathan Taber

LICENSE

The Alabama Territory of the United States
By the Register of the Orphans Court of Cahawba County

To any Judge, Minister or Justice lawfully authorised to celebrate the rites of Matrimony

You are hereby licensed to celebrate the rites of matrimony between Uriah Berry and Malinda Tabor of said county and for so doing this shall be your warrant.

[Signed by Registrar in Centreville, 26 January 1819.]

CELEBRATION (Execution)

Alabama Territory }
Cahawba County } I certify that I have executed the within license agreeable to the within warrant 27th January 1819.

Wm Taber JP

02 October 2016

Uriah Barry's (Ex?) Slaves - An 1865 Freedmen Agreement

Even though Mississippi's infamous "Black Code" would not be passed for a few more months, this labor contract between Uriah Barry and thirteen recently freed slaves shows that life was not much different for them in the months (and years) immediately following the Civil War.

ubarry-freedmencontractThis Agreement with Freedmen was especially interesting to me because it was created so soon after the end of the Civil War.  All the men, women, and children who signed on to be laborers on the Barry Plantation in Holmes County, Mississippi carried (likely without choice) the surname of BARRY.  And the number of freedmen in the document (13) is the same number of individuals counted as slaves of Uriah Barry for the 1860 U.S. Federal census.  Their pay under this "new" contract? Board, Clothing & Medical Attention.

The names of those who were (possibly, probably) slaves owned by Uriah Barry just months before:

  • Charles Barry, age 28
  • Louisa Barry, age 24
  • Luis Barry, age 70
  • Ritter Barry, age 50
  • Rachel [see dependents list below]
  • Jackson Barry, age 22
  • Lucy Barry, age 15
  • Isaac Barry, age 9
  • Mary Barry, age 8
  • Amanda Barry, age 6

Those aged 15 and above, of course signed with a mark of X.  A list of "Dependents" follows:

  • Rachael Barry, age 40 – Decrepit
  • Daniel Barry, age 5
  • Alis Barry, age 4
  • Luis Barry, age 2

Uriah Berry/Barry was my 1st cousin, 7x removed.  He was a son of Nancy Lincecum and William Green Berry.  A transcription of the agreement follows, but note images of this document may be viewed online at FamilySearch.org.

Agreement with Freedmen.

This Agreement, made this 12th day of August A.D., 1865, by and between Uriah Barry of the County of Holmes and State of Mississippi, of the first part, and the person hereinafter named and undersigned, Freedmen of the same place, part hereto of the second part, --------

Witnesseth, That for the purpose of cultivating the plantation known as the Barry Plantation in the County & State aforesaid, during the year commencing on the 12th day of August A.D., 1865, and terminating on the 1st day of January, 1866.  The said Uriah Barry party of the first part, in consideration of the promises and conditions hereafter mentioned on the part of the second part, agrees to furnish to the said laborers and those rightfully dependent upon them, free of charge, clothing and food of good quality and sufficient quantity; good and sufficient quarters; medical attendance when necessary, and kind and humane treatment; to allot from the lands of said plantation, for garden purposes, one acre to each family; such allotment to include a reasonable use of tools and animals for the cultivation of the same; to exact only one half a day's labor on Saturdays, and non whatever on Sundays.

And it is further agreed, That in case the said Uriah Barry shall fail, neglect, or refuse to fulfil any of the obligations assumed by ________, or shall furnish said part of the second part with insufficient food or clothing, or be guilty of cruelty to, he shall, besides the legal recourse left to the party or parties aggrieved, render this contract liable to annulment by the Provost Marshal of Freedmen.  And it is agreed on the part of the part of the second part that will each well and faithfully perform such labor as the said Uriah Barry may require of them for the time aforesaid, not exceeding ten hours per day in summer and nine hours in winter, and in case any laborer shall voluntarily absent himself from, or shall neglect, or refuse to perform the labor herein promised, and the fact shall be proven in such manner as the Provost Marshal of Freedmen shall deem proper.

IT IS FURTHER AGREED, That any wages or share of profits due the said laborers under this agreement, shall constitute a first lien upon all crops or parts of crops produced on said plantation or tract of land by their labor.  And no shipments or products shall be made until the Provost Marshal of Freedmen shall certify that all dues to said laborers are paid or satisfactorily arranged.

[signed] Uriah Barry

Go here for a specific example of a southern state's Black Code.

01 October 2016

Which Lincecum is Listed on the Marriage Record for Gideon Berry & Sally Whatley?

Gideon Berry, son of William Green Berry and Nancy Lincecum, married Sally Whatl(e)y 28 February 1813 in Putnam County, Georgia.  Here is the record image retrieved just this morning from FamilySearch.org :

gberry-swhatleymarriageGeorgia County Marriages, 1785-1950 

In addition to the primary information gleaned from this record regarding Gideon and Sally, I am interested in the Lincecum listed toward the bottom.

Given under my hand at office this 27th of Febuary 1813 ----
for C Pendleton clk

[G?] Lincecum

Here it is again, perhaps a touch bigger:

gberry-swhatleymarriage-lincecum

The Gideon Lincecum and Miriam Bowie family was purported to be in Putnam County, Georgia at this time.  Hezekiah, only remaining son of the couple after the American Revolution, was the "head of household," since his father had died some years earlier.  (Judy Jacobson's Alabama & Mississippi Connections* states Hezekiah was in Putnam County about 1806, and specifically states he was on a tax roll for Capt. William Minton's District of said county in 1813.)

Hezekiah was a sister of Nancy Lincecum Berry, and therefore uncle to Gideon Berry.  Hezekiah and wife Sally Hickman had seven sons.  The only one, in my opinion, who was "of age" at the time of Gideon (Berry) and Sally's marriage, was Gideon Lincecum II.

An item in the 3 August 1814 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville newspaper) provides Gideon "Linsecum" was tax collector for Putnam County.  Judy Jacobson also notes he married wife Sarah Bryan that same year in Putnam county.

So that name is likely G. Lincecum, right? The problem I have is that particular G (if that's what it is) is not written like any other G in the document.  Thoughts, anyone?

The Lincecums moved on from Putnam County within a few years of this marriage between Gideon Berry and Sally Whatl(e)y.  Hezekiah, along with his son Gideon, was in Mississippi by 1818.  Even Gideon Berry's mother, Nancy (Lincecum), went on to Mississippi at some point.  She died there about 1849.

Gideon and Sarah Whatl(e)y Berry moved on from Georgia, as well.  They settled in Pickens County, Alabama by 1840.

*Links to book for sale at Amazon.  If you have an Ancestry membership, you already have access to the book through their database.
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25 September 2016

Individual Facts Report for Fredabelle Pape Lincecum (1909-1949)

Individual Report -FPLincecumFredabelle was born the summer of 1909 in California to George Pape and Freda Defries.  The flat marker placed for Fredabelle at Masonic Lawn Cemetery gives her date of birth as 27 May 1909, and the California Death Index gives her date of birth as 26 July 1909.  An obituary for her daughter, Montebelle, gives Fredabelle's middle name as Alicia.  The California Death Index gives it as Barbara.

Fredabelle first married Frank Eugene Held about 1928, and they had one daughter (Montebelle).  Fredabelle later married Mont Wesley Lincecum, 24 July 1934 in Carson City, Nevada.  That union gave birth to two sons, Mont Wesley Lincecum, Jr. (1936-2012) and Perry Gamble Lincecum (d. bef. 2012).

Fredabelle died at the young age of 40 years, 19 August 1949, in Sacramento, California.  She was laid to rest at Masonic Lawn Cemetery.  A nice image of her flat marker can be found at FindAGrave.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  21 April 1910 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Census:  18 April 1930 / Sonora, Tuolumne County, California
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Sacramento, California
  • Census:  4 April 1940 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Residence:  abt 1941 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Residence:  abt 1943 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Sources available upon request.  I will respect the privacy of living individuals.

24 September 2016

Individual Report for Mont Wesley "Buck" Lincecum (1901-1982)

Individual Report - MWLincecumMont Wesley Lincecum was born 18 August 1901 in Texas, the fourth son of Luke Anderson Lincecum (d. 1944) and Ida A. Bynum (d. 1952).  Mont married first, about the age of 24, Isabel Veronica Evans at Yolo, California.  I do not know if they had any children together.

Mont married again on 24 July 1934 in Carson City, Nevada to Fredabelle Alicia Pape Held (1909-1949).  They had two sons, Mont Wesley Lincecum, Jr. (1936-2012) and Perry Gamble Lincecum (d. bef. 2012).  Mont was also stepfather to Montebelle Barbara Held (1934-2012), whom he knew since she was less than a month old.

Mont married for a third time in 1953.  He died 24 November 1982 in Sacramento, California.

Individual Facts:

  • Occupation:  May 1910 / Home Farm Laborer at Jackson County, Oklahoma
  • Census:  4 May 1910 / Headrick, Jackson County, Oklahoma
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / General Drayman in Curry County, New Mexico
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico
  • Occupation:  1925-1955 / Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1930 / Police, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  abt 1930 / 5224 T Street, Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Patrol Man, City Police at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  April 1930 / 5224 T Street, Sacramento, California
  • Census:  2 April 1930 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1934 / Police, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1935 / Police, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  abt 1935 / 3316 42d, Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / Police Officer for the City of Sacramento, California
  • Census:  4 April 1940 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Address:  bet. 1941-1942 / 2322 Second Avenue, Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1941 / Captain of Detectives at Sacramento Police Department, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1943 / Captain, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  abt 1943 / 2322 Second Avenue, Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt December 1944 / Captain of Detectives at Sacramento Police Department, California
  • Occupation:  abt July 1952 / Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  abt February 1953 / Sacramento, California

Sources available upon request.  I will respect the privacy of living individuals.

Notes:

- From U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 via Ancestry:
(Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem)
Mont Lincecum
Branch = Army
Enlistment 24 May 1920, Release 11 June 1923

- Mont Lincecum found himself in the Sacramento Bee newspaper several times, often for his police work.  Perhaps one of the more interesting articles, dated 4 February 1943, had this headline and beginning:

Chief Says Probe Clears Policeman Of Ties With Club

Police Chief…submitted a report to Acting City Manager…today stating "there apparently is no foundation" to a rumor that Detective Captain M. W. (Buck) Lincecum has a financial interest in the Reliable Clubroom, 1017 Sixth Street.

…The Reliable Clubroom is one of several places ordered to cease illegal gambling operations as a result of stories published in The Bee.

Another article eight months later claimed this:

Detective Captain Is Named In Will Of Card Room Operator Detective Captain M. W. (Buck) Lincecum of the Sacramento Police Department will receive a trust fund bequest of undetermined value from the estate of his friend, Harry (Holland) Plafker, west end businessman and card room operator who died October 4th...

To be clear, to my knowledge, Captain Lincecum was not found to be guilty of any wrongdoing.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

17 September 2016

Individual Report for Elizabeth O'Banion Lincecum (1829-1899)

Individual Report - EOLincecumA smile hath passed which filled our home with light. A soul whose beauty made that smile so bright. – epitaph on Elizabeth's tombstone.

Elizabeth Obanon (O'Banion?) / Cleveland was born 20 November 1829, possibly in Georgia, to Mary (maiden name unknown) Obanon Cleveland.  As I posted yesterday, the 1850 Washington County, Texas Federal census suggests Elizabeth was born an Obanon / Obanion.  Mother Mary married J. M. Cleveland about 1844.

Using this record, as well as the 1860 Washington County, Texas Federal census, Elizabeth had brothers named Benjamin and John, and a sister named Martha.  Her half-brothers were William, Joseph, and Leander.  In fact, brother Benjamin (with surname Obanion) was just "two doors down" from Elizabeth Lincecum in 1860.  Separately, the rest of the siblings – at home with Mary – were all listed with the surname Cleveland.

Elizabeth (indexed as a Cleveland) married Lachaon Joseph Lincecum February 1852 in Washington County, Texas.  They went on to have 9 or 10 children:  Lycurgus, George Durham, Mary E., Val Dies, Sallie, Lachaon Joseph Jr., Edna Katherine, Leolia Gideon, Lucullus Garland, and (possibly) Anna.

Elizabeth died 10 July 1899 in Gonzales, Texas.  She was laid to rest at Gonzales Masonic Cemetery, under the tombstone pictured below.  Photo credit to Cindy S. Munson (2011) via FindAGrave – permission for use granted in her bio.

elincecum

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  3 October 1850 / Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  12 June 1860 / Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  September 1870 / Keeping House in Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  28 September 1870 / Burton, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1880 / Keeping House in Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  3 June 1880 / Williamson County, Texas

Death notice from The Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas) dated 12 July 1899:

MRS. L. J. LINCECUM

Gonzales, Tex., July 11 -- Died at her home in Gonzales, Tex., on Monday, July 10, 1899, at 9 p. m., Mrs. L. J. Lincecum, aged 69 years, 7 months and 12 days.  The interment will be held at the Masonic cemetery at 4 o'clock this evening.

16 September 2016

Notes Report for Lachaon Joseph Lincecum (1827-1909)

Notes Report - MaleTake all mistakes as good wishes.

- From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965) -- pg. 87:

"Lachaon Joseph, known as Doc, was a practicing physician for a while but preferred farming.  He married Elizabeth Cleveland, February 27, 1852, the Reverend R. H. Belvin, officiating.  Lachaon was a beef contractor during the war, buying up beef cattle and driving them to the Confederate Army.  At one time he swam 956 head across the Mississippi at Natchez.  Later he enlisted at Camp Randle under Captain Thomas L. Scott."

Research Note:  I have not seen an original marriage record for L. J. and Elizabeth.  The marriage information I have comes from an Ancestry database from 16 years ago that no longer exists -- at least under the source title I have -- and a transcribed index (as well as Ms. Burkhalter's book).  I believe Elizabeth can be found with her mother in the 1850 Washington County, Texas Federal census.  If I am interpreting this entry correctly, it seems Elizabeth was born with the surname Obanon (O'Banion?).  Here is a transcription of the entry (names only):

J. M. Cleveland
Mary "
B. Obanon
Elizabeth "
Martha "
John "
W. R. Cleveland
Joseph "

- From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965) -- pgs 70-71:

"Most of the children were born in Cotton Gin Port. When the top six were old enough to go to school, Gideon bought a house in Columbus, Mississippi, where he sent them, with their mother, to be educated, while he remained in Cotton Gin Port to continue the practice he had established as a doctor.

At the end of six months he went over to Columbus to see what progress the children had made. He expected great things of them, as they were all 'sprightly minded.'...Gideon questioned them about geography, history, and arithmetic. Their answers were vague and evasive...

[Gideon wrote] I had strained every financial nerve in getting a house at Columbus for them and had exerted my utmost powers to furnish provisions, clothing, etc., to keep them comfortable, and from the oft-repeated high reputation given the teachers in the newspapers I had hoped that I should experience the gratification of seeing signs of progress in my children. I was overwhelmed with disappointment. I felt like the whole world was a sham. My children, after six months' constant attendance at that highly praised institution could answer no question of use..."

- From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965) -- pg. 73:

"On November 9, 1848, M. Austin Bryan for $1,371.00 conveyed to Gideon Lincecum the northeast corner of League No. 5, containing 1,828 acres (Deed Records, Washington County, H, 355-356). The Lincecum land was disposed of, in differing lots and acreages and over a period of time until Gideon's death, to the following (Deed Records, Washington County): ...Leonora Campbell...Mary J. Rutherford...L. J. Lincecum...L. W. Lincecum...E. C. Lincecum...L. W. C. Lincecum...L. L. Lincecum...L. R. Lincecum...Sarah L. Doran...Cassandra Durham...Mary Matson..."

pvtljlincecummustercard- Texas Muster Roll Cards, 1838-1900 via Ancestry:

Name & Rank -- Lincecum, L. J., Pvt.
(Under) Capt. Thomas L. Scott
"Organ" -- Co. E, 23rd Brig., Gen. Jno. Sayles Comdg., TST
Enlisted March 1863 at Washington
Age 37

- Abstracted information from Confederate Pension Application of Indigent Soldier L. J. Lincecum, dated April 1907 [Alabama, Texas and Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 at Ancestry]:

L. J. Lincecum was a resident of Gonzales County, Texas, and had been for 12 years. He was 80 years old and not able to engage in an occupation. He described his physical condition as bad -- old age and general debility.

L. J.'s command (Company B; calvary) was originally organized in Texas. He served four years, 1861 through 1865.

When asked if he was in indigent circumstances, as in actual want and destitute of property and means of subsistence, L. J. answered in the affirmative.

L. J. affirmed that he had been a bona fide continuous resident of the state of Texas since January 1880.

Two witnesses were interrogated regarding the service of L. J. Lincecum. One stated he knew him "in the summer of 1864 in the Army on the Rio Grande." L. J. was part of Geo. H. Giddings battalion, Col. John S. Ford's Expeditionary forces on the Rio Grande.

His Confederate Pension Application was approved.

- The Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas)
Friday, 21 May 1909 [via The Portal to Texas History]

FOR MANY YEARS A MASON

L. J. Lincecum Had Been Identified With That Order for More Than Half a Century.


L. J. Lincecum, age 82 years, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Cardwell, 808 Carson Street, of paralysis. Decedent came here about two months ago for his health from his home, Gonzales. He was a pioneer resident of that community and widely known. He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for the last fifty-six years.

The body was taken to Gonzales yesterday where the remains will be interred. The Masonic Lodge of Gonzales will officiate at the ceremonies.

While a native of Columbus, Miss., he had been a resident of Texas since 1836. He is survived by six children as follows: G. D. Lincecum, Gonzales; V. D. Lincecum, Mrs. Sallie Shiffleet, Austin; L. J. Lincecum Jr., Goliad; Mrs. W. A. Cardwell, San Antonio, and L. G. Lincecum, Hubbard City.

15 September 2016

Individual Facts Report for Lachaon Joseph "Doc" Lincecum (1827-1909)

Individual Report - LJLincecumLachaon Joseph Lincecum was a son of the "famous" naturalist, Gideon Lincecum, and his wife Sarah Bryan.  Lachaon was born 25 January 1827 in Columbus, Mississippi, and was sometimes known as "Doc." He was likely listed with his parents for the 1850 Washington County, Texas Federal census, but – truth be told – that's a difficult one to decipher with all of those L initials.

Speaking of initials, I most often found Lachaon listed simply as L. J. Lincecum.  He married Elizabeth (O'Banion) Cleveland 27 February 1852 in Washington County, Texas.  This couple went on to have 9 or 10 children (I'm most skeptical of the last one):  Lycurgus, George Durham, Mary E., Val Dies, Sallie, Lachaon Joseph Jr., Edna Katherine, Leolia Gideon, Lucullus Garland, and Anna.

If you're having trouble finding L. J. in the 1880 U.S. Federal census (I sure did), you might be surprised to know he is listed as Joseph Macan in Williamson County, Texas.  I'd like to know how that happened!

Lachaon Joseph Lincecum died 20 May 1909 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  He was laid to rest at Gonzales Masonic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas.

Individual Facts:

  • Occupation:  June 1860 / Farmer at Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  12 June 1860 / Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  September 1870 / Farmer at Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  28 September 1870 / Burton, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1880 / Farmer at Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  3 June 1880 / Williamson County, Texas
  • Residence:  bet 1895 – 1907 / Gonzales County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / "Talks Politics" at Gonzales, Texas
  • Address:  abt June 1900 / St. Peters St, Gonzales, Texas
  • Census:  27 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Residence:  abt 1908 / Gonzales County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

*See also Notes Report for Lachaon Joseph Lincecum (1827-1909)

08 September 2016

Individual Report for Thomas Almond Cardwell (d. 1951), Son of Kate Lincecum

Individual Report - TACardwellThere is a bit of a discrepancy regarding the birth year of Thomas Almond Cardwell.  His death certificate notes a birth year of 1898.  Yet, his World War I draft registration card notes a birth year of 1897.  Both sources give the birth month and day of 11 May.  Both also state Thomas' birth place was Gonzales, Texas.

Thomas was (records suggest) the last son born to William Alexander Cardwell and Edna Katherine "Kate" Lincecum.  He married Ella M. Sinclair 14 April 1923 in Bexar County, Texas.  This was just three weeks before Thomas' older brother Percy married Emma Kate Lankford, also in Bexar County.  Thomas and Ella divorced sometime between 1940 and 1951.

Thomas A. Cardwell died 26 March 1951 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  He was laid to rest the next day in Mission Burial Park.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  June 1918 / 345 Bill Green St., San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Clerk, City Tax Collector at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  14 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Residence:  April 1935 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / Clerk, County Courthouse at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  12 April 1940 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt 1951 / 401 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt 1951 / Salesman at Bexar County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Description of Thomas on his WWI draft registration card, dated 5 June 1918:  tall, slender, dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair.

- Per his death certificate, Thomas died "inroute" to hospital on 26 March 1951.  He was divorced.  Brother Percy A. Cardwell was informant.  Cause of death:  Coronary Occlusion.  (Likely a heart attack caused by blockage.)

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

07 September 2016

Individual Report for Percy Aubrey Cardwell (1892-1957), Son of Kate Lincecum

Individual Report -PACardwellPercy Aubrey Cardwell was born 15 November 1892 in Gonzales County, Texas to William Alexander Cardwell and Edna Katherine "Kate" Lincecum.  He married Emma Kate Lankford 5 May 1923 in Bexar County, Texas.  Percy died at 1:30 p.m. on 25 November 1957 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, just ten days after his 65th birthday.  He was laid to rest at San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1910 / Retail Grocery Store Clerk at Bexar County, Texas (probably worked for his father)
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1917 / Government Clerk at Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  June 1917 / 345 Bill Green St, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / Public Bookkeeper at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1930 / 228 Sycamore St., San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Real Estate Broker at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  2 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  1942 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  1942 / City Tax Department at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt March 1945 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Address:  abt August 1946 / 1109 West Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt 1957 / Clerk for City of San Antonio, Texas
  • Address:  abt 1957 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Percy's description from his WWI draft registration card (dated 5 June 1917):  tall, slender, grey eyes, brown hair.

pacardwellpassportphoto- From U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925:
P. A. Cardwell, age 27 (dated 20 March 1920)
destination:  Tampico, Mexico
objective:  Commercial; "to accept position with Tampico Banking Co."
using port of Laredo, Texas
physical description:  6' 2" tall, long chin, brown hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, prominent nose, long face, (including a distinguishing mark of) "Long scar right temple near eye"

Also included with Percy's passport application was a notarized letter from his father confirming Percy's paternal parentage, birth date and place.

wa-pacardwellpassportletter

- From Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964:
P. A. Cardwell, age 28 (dated 30 December 1920)
occupation:  Material Agent
from Tampico, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas (admitted at Laredo, Texas)

- Percy's description from his WWII draft registration card (dated 1942):  6' 2" tall, 185 lbs, gray eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.

- Per his death certificate, Percy died at 1:30 p.m. on 25 November 1957.  Emma Kate Cardwell was the informant.  Cause of death:  Apoplexy, acute, severe, terminal (30 min).  Hypertensive cardio-vascular disease (15 yrs).  Arteriosclerosis, generalized, and severe of both legs with avascularity (6 mos).  [My non-medical educated guess is high blood pressure killed Percy.]

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

06 September 2016

Individual Report for William Alexander Cardwell (1863-1946), Husband of Kate Lincecum

Individual Report - maleWilliam Alexander "Willie" Cardwell was born 16 October 1863 in Caldwell County, Texas, second son to Thomas Cardwell and Catharine "Kate" Copenhaver.  Willie married Edna Katherine Lincecum 20 January 1892 in Caldwell County.

As I noted in Kate Lincecum's individual report,

The marriage date carries with it a bit of contention, though, since census records suggest Katie and Willie had at least two children prior to that date.  I suppose the children could belong to another union.  I don't know at this point.  The four children I have ascribed to Kate and William are as follows:  Lottie Kate, William E., Percy A., and Thomas A. (also known as "Tom").

William Alexander Cardwell died 11 August 1946 at Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas.  His death certificate states he had only been at that place 10 days.  His usual residence was San Antonio, Bexar County.  William was laid to rest at Mission Burial Park (South) in San Antonio.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  17 June 1880 / Caldwell County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / Saloon Keeper at Gonzales County, Texas
  • Address:  June 1900 / St. Lawrence St, Gonzales, Texas
  • Census:  8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1910 / Grocery Man at Bear County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1910 / 808 Carson St, San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / Salesman, Grocery at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Retail Grocery Store Merchant at Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1930 / 419 Harding Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  14 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Residence:  April 1935 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1940 / 419 Hardin Pl., San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  12 April 1940 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt 1946 / Retired Merchant at Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt 1946 / 419 Harding Place at San Antonio, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- According to the 1930 Bexar County, Texas Federal census, William owned at $4,000 home.

- Per his death certificate, William died 8:40 a.m. 11 August 1946.  His son, P. A. Cardwell, was the informant.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

05 September 2016

How the Lincecums Labored

howlincecumslaboredI have only written 22 posts, sharing what I "know" about "my" Lincecums, for the one-name study I'm attempting to conduct.  Since Labor Day is upon us in the United States, I thought it might be interesting to go through the different occupations held by just the Lincecums (and those that married in) profiled here.  I was surprised to find 13 different occupations, in addition to the "traditional" Housewife / Keeping House and Farm Work / Farmer / Farming / Farm Laborer so far represented on this blog.  If you're interested, here they are:

Sources available upon request.

Admittedly, the list was pretty easy to compile with such a short list of profiles. ;-)

Happy Labor Day!

04 September 2016

Individual Report for Edna Katherine Lincecum Cardwell (1866-1945)

Individual Report - FemaleEdna Katherine Lincecum was born 30 September 1866 in Washington County, Texas to Lachaon Joseph and Elizabeth (O'Banion?) Lincecum.  She most often went by "Kate." I've seen her referenced as "Katie" once – in a marriage index which states Katie Lincecum married Willie A. Cardwell 20 January 1892 in Caldwell County, Texas.

The marriage date carries with it a bit of contention, though, since census records suggest Katie and Willie had at least two children prior to that date.  I suppose the children could belong to another union.  I don't know at this point.  The four children I have ascribed to Kate and William are as follows:  Lottie Kate, William E., Percy A., and Thomas A. (also known as "Tom").

Edna Katherine Cardwell died 1 March 1945 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  She was laid to rest at Mission Burial Park.  I have requested a photo of a grave marker via FindAGrave.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  28 September 1870 / Burton, Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  3 June 1880 / Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Residence:  1920-1945 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  14 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Residence:  April 1935 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  12 April 1940 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt 1945 / 419 Harding Pl., San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt 1945 / Housewife at Bexar County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Note:

- Edna's son Percy A. Cardwell was the informant listed on her death certificate.  Cause of death:  Generalized Arteriosclerosis with marked secondary anemia.


02 September 2016

Individual Report for James S. Lincecum (1858-1884)

Photo by Kathy Adams via FindAGrave. Used with Permission.James S. Lincecum was born 28 November 1858, possibly in Washington County, Texas, to Lucullus Garland Lincecum and Edna Caroline "Kate" Lauderdale.  James lived just 25 years, and died 13 March 1884 in Las Animas, Colorado.  His body was returned to the home of his parents in Lampasas, Texas, and buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  12 June 1860 / Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  1870 / Brenham, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  1870 / Farm Work in Washington County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- I have seen several references to James S. and his brother John L. being twins.  The only records I've come across to suggest this is census.  Tombstones for each show the same birth month and day, but different years (1855 for John, and 1858 for James).

- Austin Weekly Statesman (Texas) 20 March 1884 [via The Portal to Texas History]

LAMPASAS New College - Funeral - Hotel, Etc. Special Telegram to The Statesman. ...The remains of James Lincecum arrived from west Las Amnos [sic], Colorado, last night and were intured [sic] this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  He was the son of our esteemed townsman, Dr. Lincecum...

Tombstone Inscription:

In Memory Of
James S. Lincecum
Born Nov 28, 1858
Died at West Los Animos, Col.
Mar 13, 1884

How short is life's span,
Few hours possessed,
Warmed; but, to cool,
Active; but, to rest.

26 August 2016

Ida Lincecum and the Lauderdale Family Cemetery

On private property in Brenham, Washington County, Texas is an unmarked cemetery.  At one time, "most of the people who have lived in the area for many years" indicated the only identifiable grave in the cemetery was that of Col. Samuel D. Lauderdale.  Col. Lauderdale and his wife Sarah Hawkins were the parents of Edna Caroline Lauderdale.

Edna married Lucullus Garland Lincecum about 1853 in Washington County, Texas.  The couple had at least five children, including a girl named Ida.  She was born about 1861, but was gone by the 1870 census.

Research conducted by members of the Washington County Genealogical Society of Brenham, Texas, suggests Ida could have been laid to rest in the Lauderdale Family Cemetery.  But little girl Ida hopefully would not have lain there alone.  It's possible her mother and grandfather rest nearby.

For a more thorough report of the Samuel Lauderdale family and a listing of other possible burials in the cemetery, visit the Washington County Genealogical Society at bluebonnetgenealogy.org.


*Image credit: "Texas Bluebonnets and an Aggie Bluebonnet" by Sarah Richter (2007) via flickr.

25 August 2016

3 Wives of Haywood Lincecum

Rose Hill Cemetery - June 2009 038I know very little about the wives of Haywood Lincecum, so figured it would be easy enough to combine them into one post.

Mary Ann Brown and Haywood were married 3 January 1850 at Noxubee County, Mississippi.  She was born about 1827-1828, possibly in South Carolina.  Mary A. and Haywood had at least one son, Olympus Lincecum (1851-1938).  This family can be found in the 1850 and 1860 census for Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.  Mary A. presumably died before Haywood married again, so prior to 1869.

Mary E. Perkins and Haywood were married 21 February 1869 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.  Mary E. brought children from a previous marriage to the family.  She was born about 1833, possibly in Tennessee.  Mary E. and Haywood had at least one daughter, Otelia Lincecum (b. abt March 1870).  This family can be found in the 1870 Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Federal census.  Mary E. presumably died before Haywood married again, so prior to 1873.

Elizabeth "Betsy" R. McIlwain/e and Haywood were married 21 January 1873 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.  She was born about 1840, possibly in South Carolina or Alabama, a daughter of Samuel and Susanah Conn McIlwain/e.  Elizabeth is listed with her parents for the 1860 Cherokee County, Alabama Federal census, and with Haywood for the 1880 Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Federal census.  Elizabeth and Haywood had at least one son, Orono Brooks Lincecum (b. 1874).

According to FindAGrave.com, Elizabeth died 27 March 1890.  She was laid to rest at Sanders Cemetery in Oktoc, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

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