Lachaon 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.
- 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.