Richard Cheatham

Richard Cheatham

Birth
Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 Sep 1845 (aged 46)
Robertson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6917436 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Springfield, Tennessee, he was successful in mercantile pursuits, stock raising and the operation of a cotton gin. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives in 1833, a member of the Tennessee State constitutional convention in 1834 and served as a General in the Tennessee State militia. In 1837, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving until 1839. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he returned to his former business interests until his death at age 46 in White’s Creek Springs, Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6917436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Cheatham (20 Feb 1799–9 Sep 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6917436, citing Old City Cemetery, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .