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Jean Bryson (#47109787)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 10 days
M & R Thompson Parker
RE: Jordan Family
Hi there, so nice to meet another cousin! I cannot thank you enough for posting the photo of Mary Richard Jordan, I had never seen it. Sorry to say that I have never seen a photo of Patrick, and had never heard anyone even mention that there may be photos of the two.

Again, thank you so much!!

My line 1) Patrick
2) Henry Edward
3) Clarence Luther

Added by M & R Thompson Parker on Feb 18, 2017 9:54 AM

John Chatham
a different James Monroe Chatham
Grave No. 14911666 James Monroe Chatham, 1843-1862 is another CSA soldier and cousin who married Mary J. Wallis

Birth: 1843
Forsyth County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 29, 1862
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

Born: about 1843, Georgia.

Married on April 15th 1862,
Forsyth County, Georgia to Mary J. Wallis

Father: Thomas Chatham
Mother: Martha Chatham

Co. I, 43rd Georgia Infantry (Pvt.)CSA
Joined: 10 Mar 1862, Forsyth County, Georgia

Died in service at Academy Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee.


1850 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 173B

1860 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 409

Family links:
Thomas H. Chatham (1821 - 1861)

James Monroe Chatham (1843 - 1862)
Thomas B. Chatham (1845 - 1920)*

Added by John Chatham on Aug 27, 2016 8:12 PM

John Chatham
N. or M. Chatham
Pvt. James Monroe Chatham 1828-1865
his son James Newton Chatham 1856-1949 (he would have been 5 years old when the Civil War started and 9 years old when the war ended. He told my grandfather, James Monroe "Roe" Chatham 1884-1984 that he filed for a war pension because when he was a boy he helped tend to various soldiers horses). He was denied a pension.

Pvt. James Monroe Chatham died from complications from service in the war. He is buried in the Castleberry Cemetery near Cumming, GA because he was married to Eliza Castleberry Chatham. The mix up occurs because Pvt. James Monroe Chatham's grave marker says "James N. Chatham" that is a "grave" error - yes a pun is intended!

James Newton Chatham 1856-1949 is buried along side his wife Mary E. Johnson Chatham 1859-1941 in the Sugar Hill Cemetery.

I was told that relatives in Alabama have a picture of Pvt. James Monroe Chatham in his CSA uniform and hopefully one day we will be able to obtain a copy.

There were other Chatham cousins by the name of James that served in the CSA all from Forsyth, Old Milton County, & Gwinnett area.

I sure hope we end the confusion of the N. or M.

John W. Chatham

Added by John Chatham on Aug 27, 2016 7:54 PM

Mark Burks
James Chatham
Would you know who had the headstone placed and where they might have gotten the information from?


Added by Mark Burks on Jun 01, 2013 6:28 PM

Mark Burks
RE: James N. Chatham
Jean thanks so much for the transfer. My next question is do you or maybe any relatives have any pictures of Eliza or James Chatham. My interest in this family has peaked since i researched James civil war history and found his pension papers which were filed by his wife.
There was and is a lot of confusion apparently by my family on the whole middle name issue. A great uncle had done a lot of foot work on the family tree and traveled around quite a bit gathering information on this family. i wanna verify and prove the whole middle name issue which my cousins had messaged you about as much as anyone. The problem is no document i have researched that is online so far can back up those claims of him being James Monroe Chatham. His name simply appears on his civil war papers as James Chatham,his pension papers filed by his wife simply list him as James Chatham, and all the witness statements on his pension papers list him as James Chatham. No letter "n" or "m" or "Monroe". i researched all the census records available online and he is listed again as James Chatham while living at home with his siblings. I believe while my great uncle had the best of intentions of being accurate that he may have gotten him confused with the other James Chatham buried in Forsyth county whose middle was Monroe. To make matters worse he also died from complications of disease or injury as a result of his service in the civil war. Way too many similarities to simply ignore with no way of researching the critical details and comparing the similarities. Thank you so much again...


Added by Mark Burks on Jun 01, 2013 6:25 PM

Mark Burks
RE: James N. Chatham
i would be more than happy to take them. Thank you so much.

Added by Mark Burks on Apr 08, 2013 8:52 PM

Mark Burks
James N. Chatham
Memorial# 36537366
James N. Chatham who married Elizabeth Castleberry is my 4th great grandfather.

My grandfather Fred Harrison Chatham
My 2x Grandfather Claude Ezra Chatham
My 3x Grandfather James Newton Chatham
My 4x Grandfather James N.Chatham

If interested we can link the relatives on findagrave(spouses and children)

Added by Mark Burks on Apr 08, 2013 12:49 AM


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