Cassandra Lincecum

Female 1836 - 1877  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Cassandra Lincecum  [1, 2, 3
    Born Between 1832 and 1836  Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Apr 1877  [3
    Buried 9 Apr 1877  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • Oakwood Cemetery
    Person ID I7648  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Gideon Lincecum, II,   b. 22 Apr 1793, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1874, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Bryan,   b. Between 1794 and 1799, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1867, Long Point, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Oct 1814  Putnam, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F2881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George John Durham,   b. 12 May 1820, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1869  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1852  Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Notes 
    • - The couple might have met through Cassandra's father. Following from Lois Burkhalter's 1965 biography of Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874):

      Cassandra, the third daughter, was married to George J. Durham, an Englishman of Austin, Texas…This marriage pleased Gideon. He and Durham had been drawn together through mutual interest in ornithology and grape culture and were friends before Durham met Cassandra.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Lincecum Durham,   b. Abt 1858, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1862, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)  [natural]
     2. Royal Wheeler Durham,   b. Aft 1860,   d. 21 Apr 1866  (Age < 4 years)  [natural]
     3. Sidney Johnson Durham,   b. Abt Jul 1860, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1926, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Leonora Durham,   b. Abt 1854, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1862, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)  [natural]
     5. Walter Winn Durham,   b. 20 Dec 1855, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1929, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     6. Prior Durham,   b. Abt 1866, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1872  (Age ~ 5 years)  [natural]
     7. Leila Durham,   b. Abt 1868, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1832 and 1836 - Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1852 - Washington, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Apr 1877 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - 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..."

      - From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965):
      [Pg. 84, diary entry of Mrs. Amelia Barr, wife of Robert, who worked with George Durham] "...The Durhams lived in a small log house on the road to the ferry. Everyone coming into town and every one going out of town passed Mrs. Durham's. Her sitting room was as entertaining as the local news in the weekly paper. There was no restraint in Mrs. Durham's company; people could be themselves without fear of criticism. She was not pretty, not stylish, not clever, not in the least fashionable, but she was the favorite of women who were all these things. There were no carpets on the floors and there was a bed in the room wherein her friends congregated. She did not go to entertainments and I never saw a cup of tea served in her house, yet she was the most popular woman in Austin, and not to be free of Mrs. Durham's primitive log house, was to be without the hallmark of the inner circle."

      - From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965):
      [Pgs. 292-294, first from Gideon's letter to Sioux Doran, dated 8 July 1873] "...Cassandra and her family are all well. Cass does all the cooking herself, with Sidney's help. He supplies the wood and water, attends to setting the table, etc. Walter rises early, feeds and waters the dogs and chickens, goes to market, and then, until breakfast, fixes up anything that is out of order. That over, he goes off to the house that pays him for his services and is seen no more until dark. The little girl [Leila] is very healthy, looks handsome and though she is beginning to help her Mamma a little, she spends half her time with Monterrey who nursed and suckled her...

      Gideon's grief and heartache because of Cassandra's neglect [with writing him letters] melted when he visited her in Austin. She was supporting herself and three children, Walter, Sidney, and Leila, by operating a boarding house. Her father was proud of her...

      ...Leonora in Tuxpan and Cassandra in Austin...my two widowed daughters. Both hold in the society to which they belong high positions. I don't know which of the two is most sought after or most beliked...Cassandra, the stately, slow moving, young looking, rather handsome Cassandra."

      - Per Oakwood Cemetery Database <http://www.austinlibrary.com/ahc/oakwood.htm>
      Mrs. Causauda Durham
      Nativity: Austin
      Disease: Pneumonia
      Attending Physician: Taylor & Stalnaker
      Where Buried: Familie [sic] Lot No. 14

  • Sources 
    1. [S573] Texas State Historical Association, The Handbook of Texas Online, Accessed 9 July 2000, article about George John Durham (1820-1868).

    2. [S821] Burkhalter, Lois Wood, Gideon Lincecum, 1793 - 1874, Pgs 68 - 78.

    3. [S1187] Oakwood Cemetery (Austin, Travis County, Texas), Grave Markers, Tombstone image by Robert Sage (2013) via FindAGrave memorial #63909453 -- Cassandra Lincecum Durham.

    4. [S822] 1850 Census of United States, Texas, Washington, population Schedule; Online Images, Dwelling & Family 122, G. Lincecum household, accessed 12 September 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.

    5. [S1191] 1870 Census of United States, Texas, Travis, The City of Austin, population Schedule; Online Images, Page No. 102, dwelling 703, family 773, Cassandra Durham household, accessed April 2018.
      Includes Walter (age 14); Sidney (male, age 12); Prior (male, age 4); Lila (age 2)

    6. [S1188] Austin History Center, Compiler, Oakwood Cemetery Database, Database entry for Mrs. Causauda Durham, buried 9 April 1877.

    7. [S222] Lineages, Inc., comp. GENE POOL INDIVIDUAL RECORDS. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.

    8. [S2] Jacobson, Judy, Alabama & Mississippi Connections, Digital images. Jacobson, Judy. Alabama & Mississippi Connections: Historical & Biographical Sketches of Families Who Settled on Both Sides of the Tombigbee River.

    9. [S821] Burkhalter, Lois Wood, Gideon Lincecum, 1793 - 1874.

    10. [S1194] Texas State Gazette, Austin, Texas (online archive), "Married," issued 8 January 1853, accessed 5 April 2018, names of interest: George J. Durham, Esq. and Miss Cassandria Lincecum.