Asa B. Lincecum

Male 1784 - 1827  (43 years)


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  • Name Asa B. Lincecum  [1
    Born 1784  Warren, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1827  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I10018  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Mother Sarah Lincecum,   b. Bef 1769, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Melinda Nevels 
    Married 1802  Abbeville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Harmon B. Lincecum,   b. Abt 1808, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1855, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [natural]
     2. Elva Lincecum,   b. Aft 1802,   d. Bef 1832  (Age < 28 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Resin Bowie Lincecum,   b. Aft 1814,   d. Abt 1844  (Age < 28 years)  [natural]
     2. Isabella Lincecum,   b. Aft 1814  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1784 - Warren, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1802 - Abbeville, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1827 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - Asa and Melinda met while Hezekiah and other family members were enroute to south Carolina from Georgia. Asa agreed to marry her if she could "throw" him two out of three falls. She "threw" him two out of two. They were married in 1802 in Calhoun Creek, Abbeville District, South Carolina. Hezekiah, Gideon II, and Sarah Lincecum made sworn statements in Loundes County, Mississippi to this effect on May 14, 1832 (see below).

      - Asa and Melinda separated, but never divorced. They divided their assets, including their children. Harmon (son) went to Asa, and Elva (daughter) went to Melinda. [B. J. Lincecum, Lincecum Genealogy; Stephanie Lincecum, Perry, GA, 2015. Featuring "The Lincecum Line" genealogy report dated January 1990.]

      - Based on data from Asa's will, he died in 1827, but a land patent record for him (?) was found with a signature date of 22 February 1844. The land patent:
      Cancelled: N
      Document #: 417
      Misc. Document #: MO3530_.163
      Authority: Apr. 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale
      Signature Date: Feb. 22, 1844
      Metes/Bounds: N
      Subsurface Reserved: N
      Land Office: Jackson

      Legal Land Description:
      Aliquot Parts: NE
      Nr: 1
      Sec/Blk: 31/
      Township: 31-N
      Range: 12-E
      Fract. Sect.: N
      Acres: 160
      County: Cape Girardeau

      - (From Grandpa) Asa's will was filed in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court 16 November 1827. Administrators were Andrew Martin and Harman Lincecum. Harmon and Asa's 2 illegitimate children, Ibby and Resin, fought over Asa's estate:
      25 August 1832 - Plaintiff: Harmon and Melinda Lincecum
      Defendants: Andrew Martin and Harmon Lincecum, and Morris Young, Guardian of Rezin and Ibby Lincecum.
      13 February 1834 - Court finds that Harmon is the only surviving legitimate child of heir of Asa B. Lincecum. Estate goes to Harmon.
      October 1835 - A petition for partition of land was filed for Resin and Ibby. Heirs shown then as Resin, Ibby, and Harmon. (Property appears to the above.) Found that each entitled to 1/3 of land. Commissioners appointed to divide. Findings: Could not divide due to topography, so commissioners were told to sell and divide the money, which was done. Commissioners discharged 21 February 1839.

      "Oh yes, I have copies of statements made by Hezekiah, Sarah and Gideon II, in Loundes County Court, Mississippi (1832). All swore to knowing Asa, and that Harmon was his only heir, etc."

      - Per Grandpa's notes:
      Notes From Circuit Court Records
      Index Book 1
      Plaintiff: Asa B. Lincecum
      Defendant: James Evans
      April 9, 1821 Debt

      Plaintiff: Asa B.
      Defendant: Sam Putnam & Richard Thames
      Debt Plaintiff wins $132.87 and 5 mills[?]

      Plaintiff: Asa B.
      Defendant: David Hyler
      Debt Plaintiff wins $23.08

      Dec 14, 1825 Asa B. Lincecum was
      charged with assault. Case dismissed.

      August 25, 1832
      Plaintiff: Harmon & Malinda Lincecum
      Defendents: Andrew Martin and Harmon Lincecum, Administrator for Asa B. Lincecum (deceased) and Morris Young, guardian of Rezin & Ibby Lincecum

      February 13, 1834
      Court finds that Harmon is the only surviving legitimate child & heir of Asa B. Lincecum. Estate goes to Harmon.
      June 12, 1834 - Appeared to Supreme Court
      October 16, 1834 - Suit discontinued by plaintiff

      June 1, 1843
      Plaintiff: Harmon B. Lincecum
      Defendant: Rezin B. Lincecum

      June 6, 1844 Defendant died. Administrator is Christian Grewe.

      - Per Grandpa's notes: 1828 Asa Lincecum owned 2 slaves.

      Tax Book 1819-1826 No Details
      Asa B. Lincecum

      - From Grandpa's notes:
      General Content of Court Records Concerning Asa B. Lincecum:
      [He had copies of original statements attached.]
      14 May 1832 Loundes Co. Miss Court
      Sworn statement by Hezekiah Lincecum:
      ....Asa was born Warren [Wilkes] County, GA......
      He married Melinda Nevels in 1802 at Abbeville District, South Carolina
      Asa and Melinda had two children:
      ......Harmon Lincecum lives Mo.
      ......Elva (Deceased)
      Harmon [Asa] lived Putnam & Clark Co, GA before moving to Mo.
      Asa & Melinda never divorced, just separated by mutual consent.
      Signed by Hezekiah Lincecum

      Sworn statement by Sarah Lincecum
      Basically the same. Sarah adds name of preacher as Alexander Porter
      Signed by X

      Sworn statement by Gideon Lincecum
      Generally same, knew Asa as infant, was present at wedding. Was around Asa in 1801 - 07 or 08 time frame.
      Gideon says they separated, dividing all assets including the girl Elva (deceased) to her, Harmon to Asa.
      Signed by Gideon Lincecum.

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Alabama Heritage Book, Pgs 428-431.
      Photocopy of those pages only, once in my possession, from Mrs. Sarah Kelly of Niceville, Florida.

    2. [S650] Lincecum, B. J., Lincecum Genealogy, Featuring "The Lincecum Line" genealogy report dated January 1990.