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Tatum Research Sites

 

  Tatum Family - Descendants of Edward Tatum
This page traces the descendants of Edward Tatum who died in 1744 in Brunswick County, Virginia and associated families in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri.   Ronnie Tatum is the author of this page.
Tatum Family - Genealogical Forum
A genealogical forum featuring the Tatum family.  Worth a visit.

Tatom Family - Genealogical Forum
Same as the forum above with the "O" spelling.
Tatum Nobel Prize Winner
Did you know that a Tatum family member was a Nobel Prize Winner?  Edward L. Tatum born in Boulder, Colorado in 1909, the son of Arthur Lawrie Tatum,  won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1958.  Does anyone know the ancestry of Edward Lawrie Tatum?

         

RESEARCH SITES

       BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT - HOMESTEAD RECORDS

                   This is a new site with a searchable index of homestead applications.   You can
                    locate your ancestors land claims or determine if members of a family may they
                    moved to to a specific area.  A FUN SITE!!!

           SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX

                    The Social Security Death Index can provide valuable information about your
                    ancestors including dates and places of birth and death.

       USGENWEB - STATE INDEX

                    One of the most useful sites on the internet.  Find the state and county where your
                     Tatum's lived and post your queries or see if others have registered the family. 
                    Often contains original research material or look-up volunteers.

           THE ROOTS WEB

                    This is another must site, especially recommended is the Roots Surname Index.

            DADE COUNTY, GEORGIA - USGENWEB

                     If you are a descendant of Hardy Coates Tatum this page is for you.

            ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA - USGENWEB

                     The Tatum's featured on this page were descendants of George Tatum
                     who migrated into Rowan County, North Carolina from Virginia in the late 1700's.

            CYNDI'S LIST OF GENEALOGY SITES ON THE INTERNET

                     Another "must" site....Cyndi has established herself as the place to be for
                     genealogy links. If you haven't been there you have missed the best.

            GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE FAMILY

                    This is a fascinating site that allows you to determine the geographic
                    distribution of a family.  The Tatum family has a distinctly southern
                    migration pattern.

WHERE DOES THIS FIT?       

          TATUM, TEXAS

                     Thanks to Mary Ann Nichols for this information from MAYS & COMPANY
                     May 1991, Issue 1, published by Steven Mays.  Hershel Walker on the
                     list of researchers is descended from this family.

                                       HISTORICAL MARKER IN TATUM, TEXAS

              "Town of Tatum (pop 1369).  Wealthy Alabama native Albert Tatum (1810 - 1870)
              settled here at Trammel's Trace and Grand Bluff Crossing in the 1840's.  Slave labor
              built Tatum's plantation home, a social center for the area.  His wife, Mary, gave land
              and a station in 1882 for the Longview and Sabine Railroad, later a part of the Santa Fe
              system.   In 1892 Tatum's son Paul (1848 - 1914) donated land and laid out the
              townsite.   Farming and lumbering became the main industries.  The formation in 1971
              of Martin's Creek Lake and an electrical generating plant brought rapid growth"