Judy, My assumption was less complex. I had assumed that the land was just not very desirable and was not considered worth the price of patenting, cheap as it was. So much of the property was not patented till much later. In the 1840 federal census Gideon Lincecum is found next door to William Walls. Another assumption was that William Wall's Tan Yard was near his plantation headquarters where his cowhides were processed into leather. I suppose my source for Gideon's being postmaster of Electra was Dr. Jerry Lincecum's notes, not Gideon himself. Two miles to the east would include property which Gideon purchased in the name of a son and where they lived for several years, and near where William Wall had property. However in 1831, Wall built him a house and associated buildings on a 40 acre tract within a 1/2 mile of his house and made him a present of it.
I assumed that Electra was the site of his home and 'hospital'. It is interesting that the time of his first announcement of his medical practice in Columbus coincides with the patenting of the said property in Section 29 by Benjamin C. White. In other words, the land was patented within about a month of his departure.
There still remain many questions.
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