William H. Lincecum

Male 1848 -


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  • Name William H. Lincecum  [1, 2, 3
    Born Between 1847 and 1848  Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I8082  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Leonidas L. Lincecum,   b. Between 1821 and 1822, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Virginia Lauderdale,   b. Between 1828 and 1831, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1866 and 1871, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Feb 1845  Lowndes, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Family ID F2852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Duncan Lincecum
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1847 and 1848 - Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - William was a barber and/or owned several barber shops in Dallas, Texas between 1889 and 1894. This was found in the Dallas, Texas Directory, 1889-94 at Ancestry.com. Those results were received 27 April 2000. Several locations were given, to lead me to believe he owned a few shops.

      - "Dallas Morning News," 14 May 1899:

      WORK OF THE GRAND JURY

      ...Aldermen Lincecum and Wolfson Charged with Bribe-Taking

      Three sensational indictments were returned by the Dallas county grand jury yesterday. The parties indicted are: C. H. Alexander, William H. Lincecum, alderman from the eleventh ward, and Leo. Wolfson, alderman from the fourth ward.

      ...Alderman Lincecum is charged with receiving a bribe of $10 and Mr. Wolfson, one of $15 from Mike Loonie, representing Mr. E. A. Ellis and Associates.

      These three gentlemen were immediately arrested by deputy sheriffs, and an hour or two later, they were released on bond....The aldermen were released on bond in the sum of $2500 each. Mr. Lincecum's sureties are E. M. Reardon and G. Van Ginkel...

      ...Barring names and amounts of money the indictments against Alderman Lincecum and Wolfson are practically the same. In the former document it is charged:

      "That on Oct. 1, 1898, one William H. Lincecum was an officer of the city of Dallas, Tex., that is, was an alderman duly elected and qualified of the said city of Dallas, and as such alderman was a member of the city council of the said city of Dallas, which said city was then and there an incorporated city, duly incorporated under the laws of the said state of Texas, and there was then and there pending and undetermined before the said city council and before the said William H. Lincecum in his said official capacity and as a member of the said city council a certain matter and question known and entitled 'an ordinance granting the right to E. A. Ellis and associates to construct, maintain and operate a steam heating and power plant in the city of Dallas,' wherein it was provided and ordained by the said city council that the said E. A. Ellis and associates should have the right to construct, establish, maintain and operate in the said city of Dallas for a period of twenty-five years from the passage of said ordinance a steam heating power plant with a system of underground pipes and proper connections, for conveying steam, power and heat for public and private uses through and under certain streets, alleys and public grounds of said city, which said matter and question, known and styled as the ordinance aforesaid was adopted by a vote of a majority of the members of the said city council on the 5th day of October, A. D. 1898, and approved on the 13th day of said month of October, 1898."

      "And the said William H. Lincecum did then and there on or about the 1st day of October A. D. 1898, in said state and county, unlawfully, willfully and corruptly accept a bribe from Mike Loonie, who was then and there the agent and representative of the said E. A. Ellis and acting for him as such agent and representative, that is, the said William H. Lincecum did then and there accept $10 in money and did then and there accept the same from the said Mike Loonie as said agent and representative of the said E. A. Ellis, under an agreement with the said Mike Loonie as said agent and representative of the said E. A. Ellis and with the understading that the opinion, vote and action of the said William H. Lincecum in his official capacity as alderman as aforesaid should be given and cast on the aforesaid matter and question, known and entitled as the ordinance aforesaid in favor of the said E. A. Ellis and associates, and in favor of the passage and adoption by the said city council of the aforesaid matter and question known and entitled as the ordinance aforesaid, in violation of the duty of him, the said William H. Lincecum, as alderman as aforesaid."

      ...Alderman Lincecum protested his innocence...

      "Dallas Morning News," 18 July 1899:

      ALDERMAN LINCECUM'S CASE

      It Will be Called To-day in the Criminal District Court

      The trial of William H. Lincecum, alderman from the twelfth ward, on the charge of receiving a bribe, was to have been begun before Judge Clint yesterday morning, and when court convened the opposing council in the case were present.

      The court announced, however, that there was a murder case on the docket...

      It is probable that Mr. Lincecum's case will be called sometime to-day.

      "Dallas Morning News," 19 July 1899:

      CRIMINAL COURT CASES

      The Lincecum Case Continued by the State...

      ...Alderman William H. Lincecum was not placed on trial yesterday on the charge of receiving a bribe.

      When the case was called in the morning the state made a motion for continuance "on account of the absence of Emmette A. Ellis and other important witnesses."...

      The defense strenuously opposed this motion and much time was consumed. Finally the court announced the motion would be granted and the case continued until the next term of court...

      "Dallas Morning News," 23 July 1899:

      ALDERMAN LINCECUM'S CASE

      A Motion to Quash the Indictment Taken Under Advisement

      The attorney for W. H. Lincecum, the alderman who is charged by indictment with having accepted $10 as a bribe to vote in favor of an ordinance granting a steam heating franchise, made a motion yesterday to quash the indictment...

      - 14 July 1905, Dallas Morning News (Texas)
      TERRY SCOUTS RETURN.

      Meeting Is to Be Held in Galveston Next Week.
      SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.
      Houston, Tex., July 12 -- Judge Lock McDaniel, Eugene J. Wilson, P. S. Hagy, W. H. Lincecum and June Peak, surviving members of the famous old Terry Scouts, have issued a call for a reunion of the members of that company at Galveston July 19 and 20.

      It is the desire of the members to affect permanent organization and to meet annually in the future. This occasion will get the benefit of the special rate given the Daughters of the Confederacy and is called at the time and place named for that purpose.

      The veterans are anxious that State papers should copy that the comrades may know of the anticipated meeting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S787] 1850 Census of United States, Mississippi, Lowndes, population Schedule; Online Images, Dwelling & Family 840 (Leonidas L. Lincecum household); dwelling & family 841 (Samuel D. Lauderdale household); and dwelling & family 842 (James S. Lauderdale household).

    2. [S798] Washington County Genealogical Society, "Lauderdale Cemetery (aka Confederate Cemetery)", "The Lauderdale Family" and possible cemetery burials included.

    3. [S799] 1870 Census of United States, Texas, Washington, Brenham Post Office, population Schedule; Online Images, First: dwellings & families 309 & 310; second: dwellings & families 1495 & 1496, Lucullus Lincecum household & Sarah Lincecum household, accessed 23 August 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Each household enumerated twice

    4. [S1226] 1860 Census of United States, Texas, Washington, Gay Hill P.O., population Schedule; Online Images, Page No. 22, dwellings 133 & 134, families 133 & 134, L. L. Lincecum & Silas Wood households, accessed April 2018.

    5. [S683] Newspaper Notices of Mississippians, 1820-1860, Accessed June 2016.
      L. L. Lincecum m. to Sarah Lauderdale in Lowndes Co. on Feb 13, 1845. Jackson "Southern Weekly Reformer," 1 March 1845