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.

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