When Enoch A Needham was born on 29 August 1839, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Rev John William Needham Sr, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Ann Tucker, was 32. He married Mary Jane Tucker on 23 January 1861, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Smith, Henderson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died in 1880, in Obion, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 41.
English: habitational name from any of various places so named, such as High Needham in Hartington (Derbyshire), Needham in Elm (Cambridgeshire), Needham (Norfolk), Needham in Yaxley, Needham Street in Gazeley or Needham Market (all in Suffolk). These places are named with Old English nēd ‘need, hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, denoting a place that provided a poor living.
Irish (County Mayo): Anglicized form of Ó Niadh, see Nee .
History: English explorer James Needham carried the name to the southern Carolina settlement, arriving from Barbados in 1670 as a young man.