Enoch A Needham

29 August 1839–1880 (Age 40)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 31 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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Family Time Line

Enoch A Needham
Mary Jane Tucker
Marriage: 31 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

Spouse and Children

31 January 1861
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


    Nellie Needham


    John Bailey Needham


    Emma T Needham


    Nancy Marie Needham


    Luther Needham


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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

1 English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, so named from Old English nēd ‘need’, ‘hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, i.e. a place that provided a poor living.2 Irish (County Mayo): English surname adopted as an equivalent of Irish Ó Niadh ( see Nee ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Enoch Needham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Enoch Needham in entry for Naunie M Ayres, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Enoch Needham, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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