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.


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

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

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

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

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 Amanda 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.


- 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.

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.


- 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.

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.

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]


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.


- 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.

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.


- 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.

08 August 2016

Individual Report for Garland Harvey Lincecum (1887-1912)

Photo by Donna McClary via FindAGrave. Used with permission.Garland Harvey Lincecum was born 14 September 1887 in Texas to Christopher Columbus Lincecum and Nina Boyle Cook.  Garland married Be/a Jones 11 February 1909 in Gonzales County, Texas.  They had at least one son, Harp, before Garland died 12 July 1912 in San Antonio, Bexar County.  Garland was buried at Thompsonville Cemetery in Gonzales County.

Garland's surname was most often written as Lincecum, but I did find it as Lincicum and Lincericum.

Individual Facts:

  • Occupation:  June 1900 / Farm Laborer in Gonzales County, Texas
  • Census:  22 June 1900 / Gonzales County
  • Occupation:  April 1910 / Strut Railway Conductor in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt April 1910 / 435 Jale Ave, San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  25 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Tombstone Inscription:

Garland Harvey Lincecum
Born Sept 14, 1887
Died July 12, 1912

The pains of death are past
Labor and sorrow cease
And life's long warfare closed at last
His soul is found in peace

28 July 2016

Individual Facts Report for Earl L. Lincecum, Jr. (1919-1958)

Cloud's Rest at Yosemite
Earl L. Lincecum, Jr. was born 18 May 1919 in New Mexico to Earl Luke Lincecum and Grace Ophelia Kingsey / Kingrey.  Barbara Lucille Lincecum Thurman was another child of Earl and Grace.

Earl Jr. did marry, and he and his wife had a least one child.

Earl L. Lincecum, Jr. died 3 April 1958 in Shasta County, California, and was laid to rest at Redding Memorial Park.  His obituary was run in the 5 April 1958 Sacramento Bee (California), and is available for viewing online at GenealogyBank.  A digital image of Earl's well-rusted funeral marker is online at FindAGrave.

Individual Facts:
  • Census:  2 April 1930 / Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  April 1935 / Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / House Painter at Shasta County, California
  • Census:  5 April 1940 / Redding, Shasta County, California
  • Residence:  abt February 1943 / Redding, Shasta County
  • Residence:  abt September 1946 / Redding, Shasta County

Sources for report available upon request.
Image source: Cloud's Rest from the Lower Bridge, by George Fiske, courtesy, California Historical Society, CHS201`4.1603.jpg.
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