Name: Reuben TATUM
Birth: 11 MAR 1776 in Virginia
Death: 6 AUG 1852 in Trace Creek, Lewis Co, TN
Change Date: 26 AUG 2013
He was not mentioned in his grandfather's will as a son of Reuben Sr. Maybe he had moved away. There was a Reuben Tatum who lived in Charlotte County, VA, and later moved to Dickson County, TN.
For more about him see:
Tax records for Lunenberg Co., VA, show that in 1799 and 1800 Reuben Tatum, Sr and Reuben Tatum, Jr paid personal taxes
I have two different lists of Reuben & Frances' children:
#1 - Clement J., Thomas T., Susanah, Betsy, Lucy, Sallie [from the site above]
#2 - Clement J., Thomas T., Susan, Reuben G, Mary Frances, James, Benjamin D.
War of 1812 Muster Rolls
Reuben Tatum - a private in 4 Reg't (Greenhill's) Virginia Militia, Lieut. John Adams' Company. At the time he lived in Charlotte, Va. He served 3 months from Sept 1, 1814 to Dec 1, 1814.
Tatum Reuben - Charlotte Co, Va, p 29
1820 - There was no Reuben Tatum in Tennessee in 1820, though there were 20 Tatum men in the state, including John Tatum in Williamson County.
Reuben probably moved to Tennessee after 1820 and before Thomas was born there in 1825.
1830 Williamson Co, Tn:
Reuben Tatum (p229 - 10110001-0021111001)
......[Since Reuben G. married abt 1835, this is surely his father-abt 54]
Bartlet Tatum (p223 - 000001-00001)
Clement Tatum (p223 - 10001-00001) 
John Tatum (p184 - 11000001-0000001)
In 1836 Reuben bought 200 acres of land on Trace Creek in Lewis Co, Tn.
1840 Wayne Co, Tn
Reuben G. Tatum 10001-/00001- p 76
.........(meaning males 0-5, 20-30, female 20-30 - Reuben G, Lucinda & William)
Reuben Tatum 001010001-/00000010 - p 76
.........(males:10-15, 20-30, 50-60, females 40-50 - Reuben G's father-abt 64)
Alex Tatum 220001-/020001- p 82
.........(males 0-5, 5-10, 30-40, females 5-10, 30-40)
In 1847 Lewis Co, TN it was ordered by County Court that Reuben Tatum may have the privilege to build a Grist Mill on the lands of his own across the waters of Trace Creek in Lewis County.
1850 Lewis Co, TN
Page 799: Reuben Tatum - age 74, miller, $300, b Va
Frances - age 59 , b Va
next door to them is John Prewett age 76 (b 1774 VA), wife Mary ------ age 76 (b 1774 VA) and Caroline Fouthaml (?) age 14 (b 1836 - probably a granddaughter)
.....[since Reuben G. Tatum married Lucinda Pruett, maybe they are related]
Page 800: Clem J. Tatum 44 VA, Mary C. 41 VA, Joseph 20, Isaac 18, Lucy 12, William N. 4, Joshua 2, Christiana 2/12
Page 800: Thomas Tatum 25 TN, Eliza 18 TN, William B. 2, Reuben M. 7/12
1850 Wayne Co, TN (p573)
R. G. Tatum 36, Va [b 1814]
Lucinda 33, Tn [Pruett]
1850 Williamson Co, TN (p465)
Page 465: R. Tatum 26 TN, S. 26 TN
Page 571: Elizabeth Tatum 46 VA, Parmelia J. 23, James A. 22, Ann M. Cheatham 21, Mary S. Tatum 17, Wm E. 15, Richard B. 13
document in LEWIS County,TN that states: Joseph Dobbs was administrator of
REUBEN TATUMS ESTATE dated 1852. It was ordered by the Court of Lewis County, TN.
That Redding REEVES,James BEATTY,& John TURNBO be appointed commissioners to lay off the years (1854-55)allowance for Frances TATUM,widow of Reuben TATUM, dec'd. September Term 1852.
[Thanks to Bertha Ellen Beal - BerthaElen@aol.com - for some of this information!]
Father: Reuben TATUM b: ABT 1753 in Lunenburg Co, Va.
Mother: Anne CRAFTON b: ABT 1753
Frances "Fanny" SAMMONS b: ABT 1781 in Virginia
15 JAN 1798
in Lunenburg Co., VA
- Susan TATUM b: ABT 1800
- Betsey TATUM b: 1803
- Lucinda "Lucy" TATUM b: 1804 in Va.
- Clement J. TATUM b: 1806 in Virginia
- Reuben G. TATUM b: 22 MAY 1814 in Va.
- Sallie TATUM b: 15 JAN 1815
- Susanna TATUM b: 1817 in Va
- Mary Frances TATUM b: 7 APR 1821 in Va.
- Thomas Thernas TATUM b: 1825