The Children of Dr. William Cheatham 
When Adelicia married her third husband, Dr. William Archer Cheatham, she became step mother to his two children born to he and his wife, Mary Ready Cheatham. The first Mrs. Cheatham passed away during the Civil War.
Mattie Cheatham 1853 - 1919
Mattie was a teenager when she came to live at Belmont. Soon after she began school at Patapsco Female Institute in Maryland. As a young woman, she married Thomas Weaver in 1872 with a ceremony held at Belmont. She became mother to five children.
Richard Cheatham 1855 - 1905
Richard, almost 12 when his father married Adelicia Acklen, would grow up to graduate from the University of Nashville with a degree in mathematics and natural philosophy. He went on to study medicine eventually practicing as a doctor in Nashville with his father. Richard married Miss Emma Berry of Nashville and they had one child. 

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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk