[Originally posted on previous platform August 2016.]
Inquiring minds want to know. It seems the two are one, but please tell me your thoughts. I would especially appreciate a share if you believe there is conclusive proof one way or the other.
Travis Haywood Lincecum is named a child of Grabel and Wilmoth Lincecum in Grabel’s 1836 last will and testament made in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Much of the time, I find an individual presumed to be this son simply with the name of Haywood Lincecum. Then, at times, he is found as Haywood H. Here is a list of names come across in research, thinking Travis Haywood and Haywood H. are one in the same:
- Haiwood H. Lincecum
- Hayward Linsecum
- Haywood Lincecum
- Haywood H. Lincecum
- Haywood Howard Lincecum
- Haywood T. Lincecum
- Heyward Lincecum
- Travis Haywood Lincecum
Haywood was born between 1824 and 1826 in either Alabama or Mississippi. I lean toward Mississippi, though his father, uncles, and grandfather did stay for a bit in Alabama before settling in Mississippi. Judy Jacobson’s Alabama and Mississippi Connections provides the following:
According to Old Tuskaloosa Land Office Records, on September 5, 1822, a “Gravel” Lincecum of Monroe County, Mississippi was awarded land in Sec 26 T 16 R 17 W…The only other land granted to a Lincecum by the Tuscaloosa land office was given to “Grabel” Lincecum on December 11, 1822. That property was described as Sec 26 T 16 R 17 W in Monroe County.
Haywood married three times. First, to Mary Ann Brown, 3 January 1850 at Noxubee County, Mississippi. This union resulted in a son, Olympus. Next, H. H. Lincecum married Mary E., formerly the wife of a Mr. Perkins, 21 February 1869 at Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. This union resulted in a daughter, Otelia. Lastly, Hayward Linsecum married Elizabeth “Betsy” McIlwain/e, 21 January 1873 at Noxubee County. This union resulted in a son, Orono Brooks.
H. H. Lincecum has a tombstone at Soule Chapel Cemetery in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi. The birth date inscribed is 20 February 1824, and the death date is 9 April 1900.
- Census: 1840 / Noxubee County, Mississippi – Mrs. W. Lincecum household
- Occupation: November 1850 / Farmer in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi
- Residence: 9 November 1850 / Oktibbeha County
- Occupation: July 1860 / Farming in Oktibbeha County
- Census: 18 July 1860 / Starkville, Oktibbeha County
- Occupation: August 1870 / Farmer in Oktibbeha County
- Census: 16 August 1870 / Oktibbeha County
- Occupation: 1880 / Miller in Oktibbeha County
- Census: 1880 / Oktibbeha County
– Haywood was a veteran of the Mexican War. [Judy Jacobson, Alabama & Mississippi Connections: Historical & Biographical Sketches of Families Who Settled on Both Sides of the Tombigbee River.] — According to his pension card, Haywood H. fought with “Armstrongs & Evans, Texas Rangers.” [United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 at FamilySearch.org]
– According to a 1900 Macon Beacon, Heyward [sic] Lincecum, age 75 and a Mexican War veteran, died on April 9, 1900 leaving a son Brooks Lincecum and a sister Mrs. J. B. Cole. Ducianna Amanda Lincecum, also a named child in Grabel Lincecum’s will, married Josiah B. Cole 23 April 1854 in Noxubee County, Mississippi.
Visit Haywood Lincecum’s page in the Lincecum Lineage database.