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From: Lynne Ellis <>
Subject: Re: [MEACHAM] Kent, SE London, UK
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 20:01:45 +0000
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Anyone know of the Meachams in Montreal Canada - some still thereLynne
> To: > Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 00:12:34 -0400> From: > CC: > Subject: Re: [MEACHAM] Kent, SE London, UK> > > Carol (and others):> > I believe your family is that mentioned in a book compiled by Clarence E. Mitcham, "Meacham, Mitcham, Mitchum Families of the South", Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 74-75669, which is probably to be found in your local (Chattanooga, Tennessee) library.? See pages 284 and afterward:> > Clarence Mitcham states that James Exum Meacham (son of Banks Meacham) was born February 15, 1827 at Athens, Alabama and died September 11, 1909 at Chattanooga, Tennessee; that he married, at Athens, Alabama,to? Martha Evelyne Brown, born September 23, 1829 at Morristown, Tennessee and died February 15, 1887 at Chattanooga.? This couple had four sons and two daughters.? [The siblings of James Exum Meacham are also named}:> Children of James Exum and Martha Evelyne Brown Meacham:> 1.? William Henry Thomas Meacham, b. March 12, 1850 at Athens, Alabama; d. Sept. 23, 1911 at Chattanooga; married Blanche Smith;> 2.? Caldona Elizabeth Meacham, b. Feb. 25, 1853 at Athens, Alabama and died April 1, 1886 at Chattanooga; married James Alexander Brown who d. Dec. 27, 1918 at Memphis, son of John Scott and Frances Lafayette Northout Brown.? John S. Brown was born in North Carolina in 1828 and his wife was born the same year in Acworth, Georgia.? (They had five children who are named in Clarence Mitcham's book.).> 3.? Martha Margaret Mary Jane Meacham, b. 1856 at Athens, Alabama and d. 1884 at Chattanooga; m. 1874 to Columbus Hammond Carrington, b. Feb. 13, 1845 at Dalton, Georgia and died January 13, 1904 at Chattanooga.? C. H. Carrington married second to Winnie _____ and had three children.> 4.? Rufus Columbus Meacham, b. May 23, 1859 and d. July 30, 1915 at Chattanooga; married Elizabeth Lee Montgomery; had 5 sons and 5 daughters: Raymond Calvin Meacham, b. Oct. 18. 1883 at Chattanooga; Irene Evelyne Meacham, b. July 23, 1890; married Dec. 22, 1909 to Joseph Emmerson Cooke (three children); James Reeder Meacham, b. Feb. 23, 1892; Minnie Lee Meacham, b. Feb. 11, 1894 (d. unmarried in 1974 at age 80 years); William Thomas Meacham, b. Nov. 21, 1895; Edwin Elvis Meacham, b. Mar. 10, 1807; George Orra Meacham, b. Oct. 4, 1898; Lizzie May Meacham, Jan. 22, 1901-June 11, 1901; Reita Cordelia Meacham, April 19, 1902-June 12, 1903; Stillborn child, b. July 15, 1903; Mary Belle Meacham, b. February 17, 1904; Infant, b. June 29, 1904 and d. July 19, 1905 .... all Chattanooga, Tennessee.> 5.? James E. Meacham, b. 1863 and d. 1864/65 at Chattanooga.> 6.? A son, b. 1866 and died in infancy.> > Hopefully, this will help someone.> > Alta Mitchem Durden > > > > > > > > > > -----Original Message-----> From: Aunty Proton <>> To: > Sent: Sat, 31 May 2008 6:30 pm> Subject: Re: [MEACHAM] Kent, SE London, UK> > > > > > > > > > > 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.> > > Carol> > > > > > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of > the message> > > > > > > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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