Rev. William Davidson Chadick

 Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

Born:January 22, 1817, Overton County, TN
Died:September 4, 1878, McMinnville, TN
Husband of:Mary Jane Chadick - Mary Jane Chadick
Father of:Susan Elizabeth Chadick Fordyce


•  William Davidson Chadick. Appointed Major October 29, 1861; formerly Chaplain, 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Later served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment. [DAB3:309] -

•  "CHADICK, WILLIAM DAVIDSON, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, was born January 22, 1817, in Overton County, Tenn., and died September 4, 1878, in McMinnville, Tenn.; son of Charles and Elizabeth (Crutchlow) Chadick, who removed from Tennessee to Jackson County, Ala., when he was quite young, about 1820, settling seven miles west of Scottsboro. In the family were five sons, all of whom became ministers, and five daughters: James, a Methodist; William D., Stakeley and Isaac, all Cumberland Presbyterians; Albert, a Methodist; Senia, m. John Coulson, both d. in Jackson County; Delia, m. Claiborn Carr, both d. in Jackson County; Patsey, m. Frank Skelton, both d. in Texas; Miriam, m. Calvin Weaver and d. in Madison County, Ala.; and Ann, m. a Mr. Wilson and d. in the west. Rev. William D. Chadick received his early education in the country schools of Jackson County and studied theology under Drs. Feemster, Matthew Bone, Robert Donnel, Hiram Hunter and Robert Frasier, after which he was licensed to preach. He was not only a minister of the gospel but was also editor of the Banner of Peace, at that time the organ of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He was a Democrat and a Royal Arch Mason. At the age of nineteen years he enlisted and served in the Creek war; during the War of Secession he was made chaplain of the Fourth Alabama regiment with the rank of captain; was promoted to lieutenant colonel; was later on the staff of GOV. Shorter; and raised a battalion, being known as the "fighting parson." He was in the battles of Shiloh and Manassas besides many smaller engagements and was much beloved by his men; and never lost sight of his duties as a Christian and the high and sacred position he held as a minister of the gospel. Married: (1) in December, 1841, at Fayetteville, Tenn., to Malinda Porterfield Davis, daughter of Dr. William and Susan (Morgan) Davis, of Beliefonte, Jackson County, Ala., whose ancestors were among the representative pioneer families of Tennessee and Kentucky; (2) in 1850 at Lebanon, Tenn., to Mary lone Cook, daughter of David and Mary Cook. Mr. Cook was a manufacturer of cotton goods. Children: 1. Susan Elizabeth, m. Samuel W. Fordyce, who lives in St. Louis, Mo., and Hot Springs, Ark.; 2. lone, deceased; 3. Charles William, deceased; 4. Edwin Davis*, resident of New York; children by second marriage: 5. George Colburn, resident of Texas; 6. Clara Stockton, deceased; 7. David Cook, deceased; 8. Mary Colburn, deceased. Last residence: McMinnville, Tenn." - Dictionary of Alabama Biography

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•  Dictionary of Alabama Biography - Bio from History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen pp 309

• - posted by Alan J. Pitts on Feb. 15, 2001.

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•  Dictionary of Alabama Biography
•  Mary Jane Chadick
•  Susan Elizabeth Chadick Fordyce