Cheatham County, Tennessee Bible and Tombstone Records

WPA Records
150 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Soft Cover, Reprinted 2011, TN-1333, $30.00

 

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Cheatham County, located in the upper part of middle Tennessee, was created on 28 February 1856 after two failed attempts to become a county. It was named for the Tennessee legislator Edward Cheatham. The county started to get organized in 1837 from parts of Davidson, Robertson, Montgomery and Dickson County but failed to get approval from the Tennessee Legislature. Then again in 1844, they attempted but failed. By 1856 they had to change their original name of choice from Cumberland to Cheatham as Cumberland County was already claimed by another county. These records were collected by the W. P. A. Workers which was part of the New Deal under the F.D.R. administration in an attempt to give people jobs and help bring the Great Depression to an end. These Bible Records sill remain, for the most part, in the hands of various families. In many of the cemeteries, the stones are broken or destroyed. If the marker was a funeral home plaque, they are now unreadable. These records are of great interest to the genealogist and historians.

 

Example

“William Elliott Family Bible - William Elliott was the son of Benjamin Elliott who came to Tennessee from North Carolina, settling in the 4th District of Cheatham County. He was a farmer and bought a large tract of fine land which has been [in] the Elliott family nearly one hundred and fifty years. William Elliott was also a farmer and a breeder of race horses. In 1861, he enlisted in the Forty-Ninth Tenn. Infantry and was in several battles being severely wounded. When returning home he married Louis Gower and they were the parents of six children, the Bible is now [1939] in [the] possession of W. B. Elliott”

 

Surnames Included in This Publication

ABERNATHY - ADCOCK - ADKINS - ADKISSON - ALBRITTON - ALLEN - ALLEY - ARMSTRONG - ASHER

BAGGETT - BAILEY - BAKER - BARNETT - BARTON - BASFORD - BATTS - BEARDEN - BELL - BETHLEHEM - BIGGERS - BINKLEY - BLANKENSHIP - BOBBITT - BOBO - BOYD - BOYTE - BRADBERRY - BRADLEY - BREWERS - BREWER - BRADLEY - BRIEN - BROWN - BROWNING - BUCHANAN - BURGESS

CAGE - CALDWELL - CAMBELL - CARNEY - CARR - CARRIGAN - CARWELL - CATO - CHAMBERS - CHAMBLISS - CHARITY - CHARTER - CHRISTOPHER - CLARK - CLIFTON - COCHRAN - COLEMAN - COLLIER - COPELAND - CORLEW - COUNCIL - CROCKET - CULLOM

DARROW - DAVIS - DAWSON - DELL - DEMOSS - DICE - DOAKS - DOWLEN - DOWLING - DOYLE - DOZIER - DRAUGHON - DRIVER - DROMGOOLE - DUKE - DUNN - DYCE

EATHERLY - EDGIN - EDWARDS - ELIAS - ELLIOTT - ELLIS - ENGLAND - EUBANKS - EVANS - EVERETT

FAMBROUGH - FARMER - FEILDER - FELTS - FENTRESS - FILLIS - FLOCKEN - FONTAINE - FOREHAN - FRAZIER - FREEMAN - FREY - FREZZEL - FRY - FULGHUM

GARDNER - FARRALL - GIBBS - FIRARD - COLDTRAP - GOWER - GRAY - GREEN - GRIFFIN - GUPTON

HAGEWOOD - HALL - HALLUMS - HAMLETT - HANNAH - HAPER - HARDING - HARPER - HARRINGTON - HARRIS - HATFIELD - HAYNES - HEAD - HELFIN - HERRON - HEWITT - HIGGINS - HIGHLAND - HILAND -HILL - HITCHCOCK - HODKINSON - HOLLIS - HONOEYCUT - HOOPER - HOWELL - HUDGENS - HUDSON - HUNT - HUNTER - HYDE

JACKSON - JANNEY - JEANETTE - JOHNSON - JONES - JUSTICE

KING - KNOW - KRANTZ - KRUSE

LEE - LEMASTER - LENNOX - LENOX - LEWIS - LINK - LIPSCOMB - LISCOMB - LOUALLEN - LOVELL - LOWE

MAJORS - MAXEY - McDOWELL - McGHEE - McLAUGHLIN - McNEIL - McNEMARA - MILES - MITCHELL - MOODY - MOORE - MORGAN - MORRIS - MOSLEY - MOSIER - MOZIER - MURFF - MURPHEY

NANNEY - NAVE - NICHOL - NICHOLS - NICHOLSON - NOLEN

O’CONNOR - OSBORNE - OWEN - OWENS

PACK - PAGE - PALMORE - PARDUE - PASCHALL - PECK - PEGRAM - PERRY - PETWAY - PICKERING - PLASTER - POOL - POWELL - POWERS - PUCKETT

RADFORD - RANDLE - RANSDALL - REA - READ - REDICKER - REEKS - RENA - REYNOLDS - HRINEHART - RICE - RIGGAN - RIGGIN - ROBERTSON - ROSE - ROSSON - RUDOLPH - RUFFIN - RUSSELL

SANDERS - SCOTT - SCURRY - SELLY - SENSING - SHACKLETT - SHAW - SHEARON - SHIVERS - SIMMONS - SIMPKINS - SIMPSON - SMITH - STACK - STEWART - STRINGFELLOW - STROUD - SUELL - SWEENEY - SWEENY

TEASLEY - THOMAS - THOMPSON - TORBETT - TRALOR - TRAVIS - TRAYLOR - TURNER

VANHOOK - FANN

WALKER - WALL - WALTON - WATTS - WEBB - WELSH - WHITE - WHITHEAD - WHITWORTH - WILLIAMS - WILSON - WINTER - WOODS - WOODSON - WOOLEY

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