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date: 27 October 2020

Cheatham, Benjamin Franklinlocked

(20 October 1820–04 September 1886)
  • Arthur W. Bergeron


Cheatham, Benjamin Franklin (20 October 1820–04 September 1886), soldier, was born at “Westover,” a plantation near Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Leonard Pope Cheatham, a lawyer and planter, and Elizabeth Robertson. Frank, as he was called, was tutored at home, then attended a boys’ school in Nashville, and later spent two years at a college in Kentucky (1837–1839). For about the next two years, Cheatham worked at a dry goods store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then returned to work on his family’s plantation and to help his father in his job as postmaster at Nashville....

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