Chatham\Cheatham Family

Kinchen Cheatham

Kinchen Cheatham was born after 1774 and died 1834 Wilkes Co NC. He married Charity Henline born ca 1792 and died after 1834.

  • 7 children were named in Kinchen Cheatham's Will:  Christopher - James - Henry - William - Wiat - Elizabeth - Rebecca
  • Kinchen Cheatham was deeded 75a from Thomas Stanley in 1825.
  • At time of his death Kinchen Cheatham was living on part of a tract of land which was granted to Joseph Sharp in 1809.
  • This tract and a second one were sold to Abner Shoemaker in 1855.

    Kinchen Cheatham Will & Estate Records

    James Cheatham

    James Chatham b. 20 Aug 1798 d. 20 Aug 1903 married Matilda Adams b. 13 May 1824 d.20 May 1889.  [dates from headstones]

    Some of their children were:
    William - John - Sarah - Charity - Susanna - Rebecca - Thomas - Jones - Pete - Jane

    1900 Wilkes Co Census
    Charity Cheatham b. Oct 1859 age 40
    James Cheatham [father] b. Jan 1799 age 101 b. VA parents b. VA

    Rebecca Cheatham b. Mar 1853 age 47
    Sarah [neice] b. May 1874 age 26

    James Chatham raised his family in Wilkes Co on the Brushy Mountains along the Vannoy Ridge Rd. James Chatham purchased land from the MARLOW family.

    Until recent years, the Chatham property stayed in the family with the land descending to Thomas, Sarah, Charity and Rebecca. In later years, Sarah, Charity and Rebecca deeded their land to Thomas, so most of the land eventually was passed on to Thomas Chatham's heirs. Many of these Chathams are buried in the Younger Cemetery located off Vannoy Ridge Rd.

    Richard Henry Cheatham


    The name was spelled both Cheatham/Chatham in records. In later years the most common spelling in Wilkes Co became Chatham.

    Henry Cheatham was born about 1815 and died after 1860 in TN. He is believed to have been the son of Kinchen Chatham and Charity Henline. He m. (1) Mary Ann Humphrey ca 1840  m. (2) Mary McDaniels 03 April 1860 Gilmer Co GA.

    Mary Ann Humphrey died before the 1850 census was taken. She and Henry had two children:

  • Nathan C Cheatham b. August 05 1841 NC d. November 11    1917 Ducktown, Polk County TN.
  • Charity Elizabeth Cheatham b. ca March 10 1844 NC    (tombstone date: March 10 1842) d. August 12 1918 TN.

    Nathan C Cheatham was born Aug 05, 1841 NC and died Nov 11, 1917 in Ducktown, Polk County TN. He married Elizabeth Weaver daughter of Thomas Weaver and Nancy Hyde. She was born Dec 1848 in SC and died February 22 1919 in Ducktown, Polk County TN.

    Cheatham, Nathan - Private - Inf Battalion - Smith's Legion - GA. Transferred to Co E - 65th Regiment - GA Inf - Mar 1863.

    Children of Nathan Cheatham and Elizabeth Weaver:

  • William Henry Cheatham b. Jun 17, 1870 NC d. Mar 21, 1927 TN     m. (1) Rachel Emely McClure Aug 25, 1889 Gilmer Co GA m. (2)     Callie Marrow Jan 17, 1904 Cherokee Co NC.

  • Jerry Lafayette Cheatham b. Apr 02, 1875 d. Dec 13, 1934 Polk Co TN m. Verdia Barnes Apr 20, 1902 Polk Co TN.
  • Ruthey Cheatham b. February 1878 d. Abt 1902 Polk Co TN.
  • James Leonard Cheatham b. Jun 06, 1880 d. Sep 21, 1926 m. Florence Rose Lee Witherow Jun 29, 1900 Polk Co TN .
  • Brownlow Cheatham b. Jan 27, 1885 Polk Co TN d. Oct 09, 1918 Ducktown, Polk Co TN m. Isabella Allen.
  • Carl Sidney Cheatham b. Mar 24, 1889 d. Oct 30, 1930 Letcher Co KY m. Cora Lee Stevens Jul 12, 1910 Polk Co TN.

                 Henry Cheatham                                                      Nathan Cheatham (1841-1917)
    Henry & Nathan Cheatham

    Helen is trying to prove that her Henry Cheatham was the son of Kinchen Cheatham.
    If you can help, please contact her

                                                                                    Photos provided by Helen

    Ducktown TN

                                                                                                   circa 1930                                                                         Cline Postcard
    Ducktown, TN - 1930

    Nathan Cheatham died 1917 Ducktown TN.   Many Cheatham descendants lived and died in Polk Co TN.            

    | Home |

    Copyright 2000 - present Brushy Mountain Branchesİ BMB