- 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
W. R. Cleveland
- 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..."
- 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
- 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.