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James Alfred CHEATHAM

James Alfred CHEATHAM

Male 1842 - 1926  (84 years)

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  • Name James Alfred CHEATHAM 
    Born 18 Aug 1842  Adair County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1926  Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Clear Creek Cemetary, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • was a Texas Ranger along with his brother Menoh Richard (Dick) Cheatham.
      Was the last living Texas Ranger in Brown County at the time of his death.

      Frontier Times Magazine 1927 Vol 4 # 4 Jan 1927
      JAMES ALFRED CHEATHAM
      Account of James Alfred Cheatham, who was born in Kentucky, August 18, 1842. He came to Texas when a young man and settled in Brown county, when Indians and buffalo were in common. He gained recognition as a man who did much in quelling the Indian uprisings in the area – this is his story.
      Further Mentions: 12 children, 8 sons. and 4 daughters; Joe Cheatham, of Amarillo; Hop Cheatham of Brownwood ; Jim Cheatham, Dan Cheatham, of Sherman ; Roland Cheatham, of Abilene ; Will Cheatham, of Panhandle ; Sam Cheatham, Ivan Cheatham, of Abilene ; Mrs. Hattie Bonsick, Mrs. Emily Mauldin, Mrs. Zola Gwathney of Brookesmith, and Miss Flora Cheatham of Abilene. Also one brother, Dick Cheatham of Whon, and one sister, Mrs. H. Hunter, of Cisco.

      Frontier Times Magazine Vol 12 #11 Aug 1935
      M. R. Cheatham, Old Indian Fighter
      Beatrice Grady Gay, Santa Anna, Tex.
      Account of M. R. Cheatham, Coleman County, who served as a Texas Ranger during the the early 1870's, while the Comanche and Kiowa tribes were bitterly contesting all efforts to banish them from their favorite buffalo hunting grounds. Mr. Cheatham was born in Gradyville, Adair Co., Kentucky in 1850 and came to Texas in December, 1872, in the same covered wagon caravan which brought his close boyhood friend Caleb Grady, and his people.
      Further Mentions: brother, Al Cheatham * Brownwood, Brown county * Capt, Jim Connell * C. M. Grady * the little town of Whon * Captain Jeff Maltby of Burnet county * Lieutenant B. Foster * Clear Creek, near the western line of Brown county * Home Creek, about six miles southwest of Santa Anna Mountain * Major John B. Jones * Kerrville * Pease River * Jackboro * East Clear Creek pond * Pecan Bayou * Webb Arnett * Red Bank * the old Coleman and Brady road * Trickham * Jim Ned Creek * Bill Williams, who lived on Sand Creek * Tom Clark * Jake Hand and Sporty Brown * Bangs * Comanche Chief Jape * Jack McWhorter * John Banister *
    Person ID I4343  Short Family Tree - R. Mauldin
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2005 

    Father Matthew Hopson CHEATHAM,   b. 10 Feb 1814, Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1889, Adair County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Emily Groggins STONE,   b. 24 Sep 1823, Adair County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1886, Adair County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1839 
    Family ID F1524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Josephine SHORT,   b. 31 May 1864, Ocgosos, Jasper County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1948, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1879  Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Laura Hatcher CHEATHAM,   b. 1 Sep 1880, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1880, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Josiah Hunter CHEATHAM,   b. 22 Oct 1881, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1949, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Hopson Twinney CHEATHAM, Hop,   b. 31 May 1883, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1976, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Hattie Shirley CHEATHAM,   b. 10 Sep 1885, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1968, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. James Albert CHEATHAM, Jim,   b. 29 Jul 1887, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1965, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Daniel Short Rack CHEATHAM,   b. 13 May 1889, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1964, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Reuben CHEATHAM,   b. 10 Sep 1891, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1891, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Emily Groggins CHEATHAM,   b. 16 Oct 1892, Bangs, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1981, Gunter, Grayson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     9. Roland Rubert CHEATHAM,   b. 4 Feb 1895, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1960, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. Florence Charlotte CHEATHAM,   b. 11 Jul 1897, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1967, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     11. William Bryan CHEATHAM, Will,   b. 12 Sep 1899, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1970, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     12. Samuel Lanham CHEATHAM,   b. 13 Feb 1902, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1983  (Age 81 years)
     13. Zeola Ester CHEATHAM,   b. 30 Jun 1904, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1986, Hereford, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     14. Irvin CHEATHAM,   b. 3 Nov 1906, Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1985, Brown County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1842 - Adair County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Nov 1879 - Brown County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1926 - Clear Creek, Brown County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clear Creek Cemetary, Brown County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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