John Cheatham

15 May 1813–22 July 1881 (Age 68)
Old Town, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Cheatham was born on 15 May 1813, in Old Town, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, his father, John F Cheatham, was 38 and his mother, Martha Frances "Fanny" Talbert, was 48. He married Mary Ann Cobb about 1839, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Moss Township, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 22 July 1881, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Cheatham
1813–1881
Mary Ann Cobb
1822–1892
Marriage: about 1839
Frances Cheatham
1840–1927
Charlie A. Cheatham
1842–1874
John Henry Cheatham
1843–1879
Oscar Fitzallen Cheatham
1845–1924
William Douglas Cheatham
1847–1923
Jennie Cheatham
1854–1934
Samuel G Cheatham
1856–1927
Pompeii W. Cheatham
1859–1949
Rose Lee Cheatham
1862–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1839
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Frances Cheatham

    Female1840–1927Female

    Charlie A. Cheatham

    Male1842–1874Male

    Male1843–1879Male

    Oscar Fitzallen Cheatham

    Male1845–1924Male

    William Douglas Cheatham

    Male1847–1923Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 9

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cheetham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Cheatham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jno Cheatham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Cheatham, "United States Census, 1850"

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