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Dr Gideon Lincecum
Birth: Apr. 22, 1793
Warren County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1874
Washington County
Texas, USA

Husband of Sarah (Bryan) Lincecum, son of Hezekiah & Sally (Hickman) Lincecum. (Gideon was moved to the State Cemetery in Austin, TX in 1936).

Information from his biography by Lois Wood Burkhalter:

Lincecum was an internationally famous Botanist and he examined all he confronted. His collection of information and specimens in the field of natural science was sought by leading scientists, including Charles Darwin.

Gideon grew up playing with and being educated by the Muscogee Indians. He had 5 months of formal education. At 15 years of age, he struck out on his own.

Gideon participated in the War of 1812. He married Sarah Bryan in 1814, when he was 21 and they settled in Columbus, Mississippi. He went to Texas in 1835 and explored a large portion of Texas. He observed and collected a variety of flora and fauna, the skulls of wild mammals and marine fossils of all kinds. He was interested in anything that came in conflict with the known laws of the natural sciences.

He had a long and intimate contact with Indians. He lived and traded with the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee Indians in Mississippi. He learned to speak and write the language of the local Choctaw Nation. He visited an Indian doctor of great reputation from the Choctaw Nation and learned what he knew of medicine and diseases. Gideon read many medical books and practiced medicine 40 years.

Gideon spent 5 years in Mexico during the Reconstruction.

When he was 80 years old, he began writing a detailed autobiography, largely devoted to hunting and fishing adventures on various frontiers he had pioneered. This was published in nineteen weekly issues of the "American Sportsman" from September 12 1874 to January 16, 1875.

Gideon and Sarah were parents of 13 children, all born before they came to Texas. He moved his family to Texas in 1848. Gideon was known to be a man of honor.

Gideon and Sarah had the following children:
Lycurgus 1815-1849
Lysander M. 1817-1832
Martha Ann Elizabeth 1820-1821
Leonidas L. 1821-1870
Leander W. C. 1824-1883
Mary E. Catherine 1825-?
Lachaon Joseph 1827-1909
Lucullus Garland 1828-?
Leonora 1830-1891
Cassandra 1832-1877
Sarah Matilda 1833-1919
Lysander Rezin 1836-1875
Lucifer Hezekia 1847-?
Family links: 
  Sarah Bryan Lincecum (1797 - 1867)*
  Lycurgus Lincecum (1815 - 1849)*
  Leonidas L. Lincecum (1821 - 1870)*
  L. W. C. Lincecum (1824 - 1883)*
  Lachaon J Lincecum (1827 - 1909)*
  Lucullus Garland Lincecum (1828 - 1900)*
  Leonora Lincecum Campbell (1830 - 1891)*
  Cassandra Lincecum Durham (1832 - 1877)*
  Lysander Resin Lincecum (1836 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Zion Cemetery
Washington County
Texas, USA
Created by: Washington County Geneal...
Record added: Apr 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89089064
Dr Gideon Lincecum
Added by: Washington County Genealogical Society
Dr Gideon Lincecum
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- Brandon Lincecum
 Added: Aug. 2, 2015
My great great great grandfather through his son Dr. LWC Lincecum, his daughter Ardenia Tennie Lincecum Bigham, her daughter Sallie Bigham Chapman, and her daughter Mae Chapman Francis (my mother).
- Ann Joseph
 Added: Sep. 6, 2013

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 Added: Nov. 24, 2012
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