William Tatham, British civil engineer, geographer.
Tatham, William was born on April 13, 1752 in Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumberland, England. Son of Review Sandford and Miss (Marsden) T. Clerk, Watauga Association, drafted petition of inhabitants on Western waters for incorporation into government of North Carolina, 1776.
Delegate North Carolina General Assembly, 1787.
Author: Memorial on the Civil and Military Government of the Tennessee Colony, 1790. Remarks on Inland Canals, 1798. Political Economy of Inland Navigation, Irrigation, and Drainage, 1799.