Enoch A Needham

Male29 August 1839–1880

Brief Life History of Enoch A

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.

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Enoch A Needham
Mary Jane Tucker
Marriage: 23 January 1861
Nellie Needham
Luther Needham
William Eris Needham
John Bailey Needham
Emma T Needham
Nancy Marie Needham
Jessie Needham
Jennie B Needham
Enoch A Needham
Collins Breckenridge Needham

Sources (10)

  • Enoch Needham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Enoch A Needham - Published information: birth-name: Enoch A Needham
  • Enoch Needham, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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  • Marriage
    23 January 1861Gibson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 7

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 23

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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