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William Trentham b. 1821 N. C. moved to Tenn and Ark

William Trentham b. 1821 N. C. moved to Tenn and Ark

Posted: 19 Feb 2003 4:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Am looking for information on William Trentham b. 1821 in N.C. moved to Tenn. and married Malinda? b. 1821, found them in census of 1850 living in Decaturville, Decatur Co., Tennessee. Moved to Arkansas, found again in Crittenden Co, Arkansas in 1860. Does anyone have information on this family? Would appreciate any help. This is my husbands' greatgrandfather. This is as far as we have gotten on this family in several years research. We do have names of children of this line. email me: <tommye1@cox-internet.com>

Re: William Trentham b. 1821 N. C. moved to Tenn and Ark

Posted: 4 Jan 2005 4:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
my gggrandfather was james madison trentham b 1819 his father was william m trentham born 1793 in north carolina then moved to tennessee. I don't know all of james siblings maybe this can help you. any info you have would be helpful to me as well.

Re: William Trentham b. 1821 N. C. moved to Tenn and Ark

Posted: 4 Jan 2005 7:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jun 2005 3:06PM GMT
All I have on this family is the following. William Trentham B/ 1821 N. C. m. Malinda b. 1821 Ga.
Children: Mary L. b. 1844, Sara Isabelle b. 1845 (this is my husbands grandmother- who died long before he was born)
Margaret I 1847, Martha b. 1849, Martin J. 1852, Colby C., b. 1855, John L. b. 1858. They lived in Arkansas in the 1860's and 1870's....from there I have not been able to find any of them except Sara Isabelle who married #2 husband and moved to Texas.

Re: William Trentham b. 1821 N. C. moved to Tenn and Ark

Dr. JoAn Trentham (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2006 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Trentham
I have included my research notes with references included. Maybe this will assist you in your research.

It Happened in the Smokies by Gladys Trentham Russell

Page 54 "In 1840, William Trentham was appointed first postmaster of White Oak Flats and served until the disbandment of the post office in 1844. " William and his firstborn son, James Madison Trentham homesteaded a large tract of land in what is now called the Sugarlands in GSMNP. William was the first to be buried in the Trentham Cemetery. He died in December, 1848 before the birth of his son William McCajah in July 1849. His (second) wife Easter Ogle lived until 1888 and is buried close by him.


Rhea and Meigs Counties, Tennessee, in the Confederate War by V.C. Allen

p41, Appencix C; Rhea County Home Guard
On 3rd June 1861, The Rhea County Court appointed a "Home Guard of Minute Men" for each of the civil districts, "which said Home Guard are to arm and equip themselves at their own expense and are to serve as such Home Guards for the term of three months are as follows:
Civil District No. 4
Jas M. Trentham


Steuart, Richard Dennis, Papers, 1861-1865. 18 items. Mss1ST465a.
This collection, designated as part of the Maryland-Steuart Collection, contains miscellaneous Confederate materials collected by Richard Dennis Steuart (1852-1951) of Baltimore, Md. Items include.......a notice, 1863, concerning the death of James M. Trentham of the 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment at a hospital in Petersburg (section12).

Rhea County Court Minutes, December 1871-April 1876
January Term 1872, p18; William M. Trantham appointed Administrator. of James M. Tranthan, deceased.
January Term 1873, p103; J. Trantham listed as a delinquent tax payer for 1871.
May Term 1874, p245; N.P. Frazier appointed guardian of R.M. Trantham; made bond with W. G. Allen for $250.
June Term, 1875, p362; Robert Trantham overseer of road from the mile post at the Devaney farm to Clear Creek; hands on farms of
S.B. Ferguson, G.W. Marshall, W.H. Wyrick, L.C. Ferguson, H.H. Miller. J.H. Devaney, W. M. Trantham, and the hands where Henry Thurman now lives.
January Term 1876, p406; Jack Trantham overseer in place of James Marsh.........


Item# 1
Personal Name Steuart, Richard Dennis, 1882-1951, collector.
Title Papers, 1861-1865. Section 12.
Physical. Description. 1 item.
Call Number Mss1 St465 a 12
Summary Note A notice, 1863 April 15, signed by Edmund Rhett Walker (as
surgeon in charge of the South Carolina Hospital in Petersburg, Va.) concerning
the death of James M. Trentham (of Company C of the 16th Tennessee Infantry
Regiment, Confederate States of America).
Subject (Name) Walker, Edmund Rhett, 1836-1891.
Subject (Corp.) Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry
Regiment, 16th. Company C.
Subject Military hospitals -- Confederate States of America.
Subject Date: 1863 April 15.
Corporate Name South Carolina Hospital (Petersburg, Va.)



Rhea and Meigs Counties, Tennessee in the Confederate War by V. C. Allen, pp.11-12, states that William McCajah Trantham
fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; served in Company C of the Sixteenth Tennessee Battalion of Cavalry under W. P. Darwin, Captain, along with his brother Andrew Jackson "Jack" Trantham and his father, James Madison Trantham.
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