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
Mary Ann Cobb
Marriage: about 1839
Frances Cheatham
Charlie A. Cheatham
John Henry Cheatham
Oscar Fitzallen Cheatham
William Douglas Cheatham
Jennie Cheatham
Samuel G Cheatham
Pompeii W. Cheatham
Rose Lee Cheatham

Spouse and Children

about 1839
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States


    Frances Cheatham


    Charlie A. Cheatham



    Oscar Fitzallen Cheatham


    William Douglas Cheatham


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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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