Benjamin Franklin Cheatham was a Nashville native and a descendant of the city's founder, James Robertson. Born in 1820, he achieved fame through his military service in the Mexican War and, especially, the Civil War. After the war Cheatham farmed, ran for Congress, and, at the time of his death in 1866, was postmaster of Nashville. Cheatham was one of Nashville's most popular sons, and his funeral, which drew some thirty thousand people, was reportedly the largest ever held in the city.Benjamin Franklin Cheatham was a Nashville native and a descendant of the citya#39;s founder, James Robertson.
|Title||:||Tennessee's Forgotten Warriors|
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Tennessee Press - 1989-12-01|