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Subject: Re: [MEACHAM] Kent, SE London, UK
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 7:46:56 -0500
According to the WW 1 Draft card for Edwin Sr he was born on 10 Mar 1897 in Chattanooga Tenn
He signed his name Edwin Elvis Meacham
He listed his address as 1712 Peachtree in Chattanooga
He listed his nearest relative as Mrs Elizabeth Meacham at the same address
He registered in the 11th Ward of Chattanooga City on Jun 5 1918
He died on 22 Mar 1978 and is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery
Edwin JR is listed as dying in Florida in Orange Co FL on 26 June 1983 and born on 31 May 1941 (These are dates from the Florida Death index)
Rufus and wife Lizzie where in Crawfish Springs Walker Co GA in 1900
listed are the following
Rufus b May 1851 TN AL TN Married 12 years house painter
Lizzie L b Oct 1867 GA Maryland Germany married 12 years had 7 children 6 living
Raymond C b Oct 1888 TN
Irene E b July 1890 TN
Minnie L Jan 1894 Tn
William T Nov 1895 Tn
Edwin E b Mar 1897 TN
George O b Oct ? TN
James E b Feb 1827 AL NC SC (Father) age 73 Widowed house carpenter
Ancestry index Rufus in 1900 as Rafael J Meacham but it is clearly Rufus C on the actual image
By 1910 Rufus now listed as R C MEacham is in Civil Dist 5 of Hamilton Co TN his wife is their also
RC age 50 Contractor Paper Hanger
Lizzie age 42
Raymond age 21 something with caskets looks like trimmer maybe (hard to read)
Minnie L age 16 student
William T age 14 student
Edwin E age 13 student
George O age 11 student
Mary B age 6
Married 21 years
Lizzie now list she had 7 children with 7 living
Both Rufus and Lizzie say they had been married only once
Rufus dies bet 1910 and 1920 based on census by 1920 LIzzie list her self widowed
1870---Rufus C age 10 had siblings Thomas age 20, Caldonia E age 18, Mary J age 15 all kids listed b TN
James age 42 AL and his wife Martha age 40 AL and these kids where in Chattanooga in 1870
1860 Hamilton Co TN shows
J E Meachal age 33 Family Grocery 600 AL
Martha age 30 TN
Caldonia age 7 AL
Margaret age 5 TN
Columbus age 1 TN
Thomas age 9 TN
INdexed as MacHal at ancestry
will see if i can find out more about James E your brick
you have him as James C
2 census records say James E and J E
Meacham researcher all spellings
---- Aunty Proton <> wrote:
> I've no idea if we could be the same family, but my family does include
> the names Mary and Elizabeth. The "Mary" is my aunt, and I currently
> have Elizabeth as my middle name. I'm told Elizabeth is a traditional
> name in my dad's family, i.e. the Meachams.
> However, we've been in Chattanooga TN, USA, for five generations now,
> since approximately 1849. I know very little except the names and some
> rough dates. But here it is, from the present backward.
> Carol Elizabeth Meacham, your humble author
> born Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
> July 16, 1969
> my father, Edwin Elvis Meacham, Jr.
> born Chattanooga, TN, USA
> May 31, 1940
> Died June 28, 1983 of complications of Multiple Sclerosis
> my father's sister, Mary
> Don't know her birth date, but I believe in late 1930's as she is older
> than my father
> born Chattanooga, TN
> as far as I know, lives near Orlando, FL
> my grandfather, Edwin Elvis Meacham, Sr.
> born Chattanooga, TN
> sometime in 1897
> Died 1977, I think.
> Great-grandfather Rufus Columbus Meacham
> Chattanooga, TN
> Great-great grandfather James C. Meacham
> Came to Chattanooga supposedly in 1849
> Died in 1901, reportedly hit by a street car at the age of 91.
> Which would put his birthdate around 1810.
> I have no idea where he came from prior to 1849.
> Hope it helps.
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