Monday, April 20, 2009

Old Isham's Grave, Noah, Coffee County, Tennessee

Yes, not all cemeteries listed here are "people" cemeteries! This is the grave of "Old Isham". It is located in Coffee County, on French Brantley Rd, between Interestate 24 and Hwy 41.
"Old Isham" was the honored mount of General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, a native of Nashville and a Confederate General during the Civil War. The horse was named for Tennessee Governor, Isham Harris. After the war, Cheatham took Old Isham back to his farm in Tennessee. When Isham died, he was buried here with full military honors. Cheatham died in 1886 and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.


  1. benjamen franklin cheatham is my ancester and the name franklin hs been passed down for generations and i am named after him so if this is where he is buried thank you for finding it for me and i am very thankful that you found his burial spot for me.

  2. This is actually General Cheatham's horse. If I remember corrently, General Cheatham is buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.