Posted By:Judy Sullivan
Subject:Re: Lincecum in the "Hill Country"
Post Date:February 01, 2007 at 09:09:00
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Forum:Monroe County, MS Genealogy Forum
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Bob, Your experience was the same as mine in the search for the owner of Walls Tan Yard in the 1830s. I've noticed there seems to generally be a skip in land patents during that time frame. Maybe something to do with the Indian Land Treaty? Possibly an individual who originally settled on a piece of land during the early years had a lease/binding agreement of some sort until title could be cleared. This is all purely speculation on my part and a puzzle still. Maybe someone who reads this post can provide an answer for us.

You mention Walls Tan Yard/Electra and Dr. Lincecum practicing there. I could only find mention of Walls Tan Yard/Electra in notes and references of the three autobiographies I have access to. While I know it had been accepted that Lincecum was the Walls Tan Yard Postmaster, he, himself, makes no mention of this in his writings that I am able to find. (Also reference Monroe County Genforum message #2346.) Since there was no mention of his being postmaster of Walls Tan Yard/Electra by Dr. Lincecum, I omitted mention of it in my narrative. The Walls Tan Yard subject in the original post was a seperate piece from the Gideon Lincecum one. Based on his writings, I believe Dr. Lincecum lived and practiced about two miles west of the tan yard on Hatley-Detroit Road near his old friend, William Wall. By the way Chancery Court records recently reviewed seem to indicate Wall died in or about 1841. Could be this sad event led to Dr. Lincecum's return to Columbus.

Bob, it is always good to exchange viewpoints and ideas with you about one of our favorite subjects.