I am not researching the Chatham / Cheatham line. Researching the Weeks/Chatham lines in ILL/TN to try and locate more Weeks info. Wanted to post info I don't need for others to use in hopes it helps them along the way.
I am checking Davidson Co, TN for Chathams, since the Weeks family was there pre 1829, and they migrated with friends/family to Alton, Madison Co, ILL. before splitting up and going to other ILL counties. In hopes of locating info RE: Mary Ann Chathams' family.
Crystal ===== One Mary Ann Chatham was married to Thomas Smith in Carrollton,Greene Co, ILL, on 14 Nov 1837. Mary Ann born ca1820 in Va or KY. Thomas Smith died 29 May 1852 at rural Staunton, Macoupin Co, ILL (No additional Chatham info for Mary Ann)
Mary Ann (Chatham) was the 2nd wife of one Wilson Weeks, married 28 Nov 1852, Macoupin Co, ILL, and they had a son: Benjamin (Wilson) Franklin Weeks, born 28 Sep 1855, in Macoupin Co, ILL and died at Edwardsville, Madison Co, ILL, on 22 Jul 1930. ===== There are Chatham/Cheathams in: Greene Co, Fayette Co, Shelby, Bond, & Madison Co ILL that may help many, locate the TN family lines they are missing. =====
I looked up Chatham/Cheatham marriages for Davidson Co TN; they had a courthouse fire but 2 marriage books survived. CJ
These marriages are in the book for Chatham and Cheatham surname, the first date is when the license was taken out, 2nd date (if any) was the actual marriage date:
Marriages of Davidson Co, TN 1789-1847, compiled by: Edith Rucker Whitley, Pub by Gen Pub Co, 1981, Baltimore, MD
David Myers married Mary Ann Chatham; license taken out: 28 June 1838, marriage date: 1 July 1838, by Robert Boyte C. Howell
William Chatham married Maria Davis: License taken out, 15 Aug 1821; married 16 Aug 1821 by Wm. Hume V.D.M.
Jefferson Monks to Fanny W. Chatham: License Taken Out: 25 Oct 1842
--- Cheatham Surname in Davidson Co, TN Marriage Books:
Leonard P. Cheatham to Elizabeth Robertson, 9 Sept 1817; married 11 Sept 1817 by Wm. Hume V.D.M.
Jno. A. Cheatham to Ann Bass, 19 May 1824; marriage date 19 May 1824 by Richard Dobbs
Nancy Cheatham to Thomas Summers 7 Feb 1829; married 8 Feb 1829 by P.S. Fall
Martha Cheatham to James Howard 20 Dec, 1830; married 21 Dec 1830 by Wm. Hume
Mary A. Cheatham to Edward Marshall 25 Feb 1834; married 25 Feb 1834 by J.A. Barrett JP
Medora C. Cheatham to Samuel I. Riggs, 23 Sept 1835; married 23 Sept 1835 by J.T. Edgar
Edward S. Cheatham to Jane Eleanor Foster 19 Oct 1841 (Marriage Book 2, page 70)
Louisa Cheatham to John L. Chapman 16 June 1847; (Marriage Book 2, Page 241)