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Mel Cheatham
Posted by: William Cheatham (ID *****3334) Date: January 11, 2005 at 04:06:04
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Does anyone know any details about the "Mel Cheatham Affair". It's my understanding that Mel Cheatham murdered a black man in Grenada Co. and that he was the first white man executed in Mississippi for killing a black man. I am trying to confirm that Mel Cheatham was Melvin Cheatham, listed as a Grocer in the 1880 Grenada Co. census. I'm also trying to find out if he had any children. Thanks - Bill Cheatham

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