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Needham Family of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Updated December 7, 2003

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Samuel Needham b.?
Hugh John Needham b. 1780
Edgar Needham b. 1813
Dr. Hugh John Needham b. 1843
Edgar Alford Needham b. 1878
Hugh John Needham b. 1910
Edgar William Needham b. 1954
Full name: Edgar Needham (no middle name on tombstone, and no reference to a middle name I've seen)
Regular name as used on ballots, etc.: Edgar Needham
Any other names used (e.g., maiden name, pen name):
Nickname if any:
Date of birth: March 19, 1813
Place of birth (city, county): "Born near Battle Sussex England" on tombstone
Location of birth: Woods Place Farm
Sex (M or F): Male
Parents' names: Hugh John Needham and unknown spouse

------------1st wife: Marian Ann Greenaway b. March 12, 1818 m. July 17, 1838 d. January 26, 1845 giving birth to Samuel(Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville)
-Four Children with Marian(Mary) Ann:
William Needham b. July 21, 1839 d. ?
Lucy Needham b. July 1, 1841 d. July 26, 1847
Dr. Hugh John Needham b. May 26, 1843 (last surviving member of Kit Carson's cavalry) d. June 23, 1932. Buried at Fairview Cemetery P4 R9 Lot 17G1 in New Albany, Indiana USA
Samuel Needham b. January 26, 1845 d. May 16, 1845

------------2nd wife: Sarah Smith Needham (b. Mar. 27, 1820 in Hartford, Conn., m. August 24, 1847 in Louisville, died in Hartford Conn, Oct. 17, 1876 and was buried in Medfield Mass. )
Seven children with Sarah:
Charles Kinney b. July 12, 1848 d. May 10, 1928 ( Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville)
Fanny B. June 18, 1850/D. April 26, 1856 ( Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville)
Mary B. March 17, 1852 / D. Sept 27, 1927 ( In Paris---don't know if that's
Kentucky or France)
George Smith b. Dec.2 1853 /D. Feb.25, 1891 ( In railroad accident)
Henry Richards b. Feb. 25, 1855/ D. August 31, 1855 ( Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville)
Harriet b. Nov. 16, 1856 / d. March 22, 1912 ( stuck by a car in San
Bernadino, Ca.)
Edward Butler b. July 28, 1859 / D. Oct. 5, 1930. ( Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville)

Race/ethnic group/Indian tribe: English
Religious affiliation (denomination): Presbyterian
Organizational affiliation:
Wartime military service and rank:
Hometown or hometowns (city, county, state, etc. of residence during years of political activity): Louisville, Kentucky
Occupation or trade: Stone mason, businessman, lawyer, 1st IRS Tax Assessor in Louisville, KY
Political relatives (by blood/marriage/adoption):
Elected or appointed position(s) held and range of years: Elective offices sought unsuccessfully, in which years:
Political party national conventions attended as delegate or alternate, in which years: 9th District Kentucky Delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention
Political party positions held (e.g., national committee, state party chair), in which years:
Major awards/prizes/honors/medals (e.g., Pulitzer Prize, Medal of Honor, etc.):
Special distinctions or achievements or historical significance (very briefly): Fought for the abolition of slavery
Any handicaps or disabilities : Left Leg above knee amputee due to stonecutting accident
Date of death: March 12, 1873
Place of death: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Location of death:
Cause(s) of death:
Place of burial or entombment: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville

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