John Major Cheatham & Caroline Margaret Potter Family

John Major Cheatham married twice. After leaving his first wife, he married his wife's first cousin, Sarah Ann Daw.

1st Wife: John Major Cheatham married Caroline Margaret Potter 12 Nov 1890, Orange City, Iowa

Children of John & Caroline:

Bethel Mae Cheatham Smith Waters (b. 28 Aug 1891; d. 18 Mar 1969)
Emma Blanche Cheatham (married Francis Adams; married William David Flick) (1893-1970)

Caroline "Carrie" Cheatham (after John left her) took her two girls and moved in with her parents at Sheldon, Iowa. Carried did housework and took care of her parents. Eventually she married again to James Sattizahn.

Great Grandma Carrie, standing to the right in this photograph, is pictured with her niece Leila (Porter) & her husband, Alex Sturgeon.

This picture was taken August 29, 1938.

~Photo submitted by Rosie Struble

John Major Cheatham & Sarah Ann Daw Family

2nd Wife: John Major Cheatham married Sarah Ann Daw -- circa 1894 (date not known, likely Wisconsin)

Children of John & Sarah Daw Cheatham:

Fannie Irene Cheatham (b. 1896)
Pearl A. Cheatham (b. 1899)
Gladys Hazel Cheatham (1901-1990) married Mr. Gladfelter
Ira Edward Cheatham (1903-1965)
Inez E. Cheatham (b. 02 Apr 1906)
Ralph M. Cheatham (03 Feb 1908-1975)
Josephine M. Cheatham (21 Jan 1911-1911)


John Major Cheatham
b. Feb 1852
d. 20 Nov 1910, Spokane, Washington

His Wives:

Caroline Margaret Potter
b. 18 Apr 1865, Illinois
d. 09 Sep 1942, Buried Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa

Sarah Ann Daw
b. 1872
d. 12 Feb 1955, Spokane, Washington

Timeline for John Cheatham

Parents of John Major Cheatham were Claiborne Cheatham (1821-1894) and Miranda Trabue (1821-1856)  
Birth of John Major Cheatham in Wisconsin (likely) 1852 February
Marriage to Caroline Margaret Potter in Orange City, Iowa 1890 November 12
Marriage to Sarah Ann Daw in Wisconsin 1894
Residence Eagle Bend, Todd, Minnesota 1900
Death of John Major Cheatham in Spokane, Washington 1910 November


~Sources for information on this page are Great Granddaughter, Rosie Struble, and other family descendants of John & Carrie



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