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Benjamin Cheatham

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Henrico, Virginia, USA
Death: 1765 (72)
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Cheatham, 1st and Margaret Cheatham
Husband of Grace Cheatham
Father of Joel Cheatham; Stephen Cheatham, Sr.; Phebe Farmer; Martha Witt; Tabitha Cheatham and 4 others
Brother of William Cheatham, Sr; Jonathan Cheatham; Mary Cheatham and Anne Cheatham
Half brother of Marmaduke Cheatham; Thomas Cheatham, II; Susanna Farmer and Tabytha Cheatham

Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Benjamin Cheatham

Benjamin Cheatham was the fourth son named in his father Thomas Cheathams' will and was probably born abt 1693. He married twice. Asnoted before, when he sold land with his brother Jonathan in 1730 hiswife was Elizabeth, who gave up her dower rights. This is the onlyrecord located naming Elizabeth. On 17 Nov 1747, Benjamin Cheatham of"Henrico Co, VA" married Grace Williams in Amelia County. Benjaminmade his mark "B C" On 28 Sept. 1730 he received a patent for 300 acres on the north sideof Appamottock River in Henrico County bounded by Robert Hancock andthe South of Skin Quarter Creek. This land is now in Chesterfield Co.By deed of gift dated 15 Oct 1766 and recorded 3 April 1767 heconveyed this land to his son Joel, mentioning that Benjamin thenlived on the land, that he was to live there for life and the placewas not to be willed or sold during that time, and providing that Joelnot "Misslist trouble or disterb my beloved wife his Mother in lawGrace Cheatham on the plantation I now live during her widowhood."Witnesses were John Ashurst, Joseph Asbrooke and Elam Farmer At an early date he had purchased land from Peter Hudson. On 4 March1757 he purchased 100 acres on the branches of Swift Creek ofAppomattox River, bounded by John Bowman, John Leprade and Benjaminsown land, from Andrew Leprade for 25 pounds. Witnesses were John Ward,Gilbert Elam and Stephen Cheatham (his son). On 15 Oct 1766 Benjaminmade deeds to his sons Richard and Stephen. Richard received theLeprade purchase and part of the Peter Hudson purchase, totaling 200acres; Stephen received the balance of the Hudson purchase, being 266acres After his brother Jonathan sold his half of their land grant to nephewFrancis Cheatham, Benjamin on 20 Dec 1746 repurchased the land for 30pounds. It totaled 200 acres and was bounded by John Folk, Curtis Keatand John Read. Witnesses were Ben Farmer, Jacob Lester and HenryTurpin and the deed was recorded 1 Feb 1746/47. In his will he gavethis land to daughters Tabitha and Mary, by his wife Grace.

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On 1 March 1765, Benjamin Cheatham made his will, which was proved 5 June 1767. He gave to son Stephen the 266 acres and one Negro, to son Richard the 200 acres, one Negro and his horse and saddle, to daughter Phebe Farmer, wife of Elam Farmer, 5 schillings, to daughter Anngilleco Pitchford, wife of Samuel Pitchford, one negro, to daughter Martha Witt, wife of Jesse Witt, one Negro, to daughter Sarah Farmer, wife of Lodowick Farmer, 5 schillings, to daughter Mary Cheatham, 100 acres on Winterpock Creek, one Negro and half of his gold and silver, to daughter Tabitha Cheatham, 100 acres adjoining on Skinquarter, and half of his gold and silver, to wife Grace Cheatham, the use of furniture, items, animals, plantation and two Negroes during her widowhood but if she married to be devided between the two younger daughters Mary and Tabitha, and to son Joel the 300 acres, one Negro and all the residue and remainder of the estate. Executors were sons Joel and Richard and witnesses were Silvanus Witt, and Mary and William Mosely, Jr. He may have died in 1764 or in 1767. On Sep 28, 1730, he received a patent for 300 acres on the north side of Appamottock River in Henrico County, bounded by Robert Hancock and the south of skin Quarter Creek. This land is now in Chesterfield Co. By deed of gift dated 15 Oct 1766 and recorded 3 April 1767, he conveyed this land to his son, Joel, mentioning that Benjamin then lived on the land, that he was to live there for life and the place was bit ti be wukked ir sikd (to be worked or sold) during that time, and providing that Joel not "Misslist trouble or disterb (disturb) my beloved wife, his mother in law, Grace Cheatham, on the plantation, I nowlive during her widowhood. "Witnesses were John Ashurst, Joseph Asbrooke and Elam Farmer At an early date he had purchased land from Peter Hudson. On 4 March 1757 he purchased 100 acres on the branches of Swift Creek of Appomattox River, bounded by John Bowman, John Leprade and Benjamin's own land, from Andrew Leprade for 25 pounds. Witnesses: John Ward, Gilbert Elam and Stephen Cheatham (his son). After his brother, Jonathan sold his half of their land grant to nephew, Francis Cheatham, Benjamin on 20 Dec 1746 repurchased the land for 30 pounds. It totaled 200 acres and was bounded by John Folk, Curtis Keatand, John Read Witnesses: Ben Farmer, Jacob Lester and Henry Turpin Recorded 1 Feb 1746/47. In his will he gave this land to daughters Tabitha and Mary, by his wife Grace Benjamin had a land patent of 400 acres, Dale Parish, Henrico, VA north of Apomatox River. 400 acres north side of Appomatox River, South side of Skin Creek with Jonathan Cheatham 400 acres were patented on the north side of the Appomattox River. This is near the present day village of Winterpock. 300 acres on the south side of Skinquarter His will is recorded in Chesterfield Co., VA, in Will Book 4, page 404, May 1783.

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Benjamin Cheatham's Timeline

1693
1693
Henrico, Virginia, USA
1722
1722
Age 29
Of, Virginia
1723
1723
Age 30
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
1725
1725
Age 32
Henrico, Virginia, USA
1728
1728
Age 35
Henrico, Va.
1730
1730
Age 37
Henrico, Chesterfield Co. Va.
1730
Age 37
Henrico, Chesterfield Co. Va.
1730
Age 37
Lunenburg, Richmond, Virginia, United States
1739
1739
Age 46