Sarah 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.
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