Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham Letter
This collection consists of a letter that Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham sent from Mansfield, Tennessee to her husband Edward S. Cheatham in Nashville. She discusses news of family and friends and references her obedience in writing him often, the arrival of goods by boat, the purchase of a piano, the upcoming wedding a friend that she and her husband will attend, the illness of a child with the croup, and her desire to return home.
- 1843 October 13
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This collection consists of a letter from Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham, dated October 13, 1843, sent from Nashville to her husband Edward S. Cheatham in Mansfield, Tennessee. The letter discusses news of family and friends, particularly a wedding Ellen and her husband will attend.
Jane Ellen Foster was born to Ephraim Hubbard and Jane Mebane (Lytle) Foster in December of 1821. Her father represented Tennessee in the U. S. Senate from 1838 to 1839 and from 1843 to 1845. She was married to Edward Saunders Cheatham (1818-1878), a state legislator, on October 19, 1841 in Henry County, Tennessee. She died on June 20, 1851.
Collection consists of a single folder.
Collection was purchased by Special Collections on April 7, 2007.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA