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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