HISTORY OF THE CHEADLES
John Cheadle, Jr. and his sister Evalina Cheadle practiced with their father, John R. Cheadle, Sr., a Nashville lawyer for 37 years, before he passed away in 1997. Their brother, Dudley A. Cheadle, joined the practice in 2005.
Grandfather John A. Cheadle was a Texas lawyer. Great-grandfather John B. Cheadle was an Oklahoma attorney admitted in 1906 when Oklahoma was still a territory. He later became the Dean of the Oklahoma University Law School. Another great-grandfather, James D. B. DeBow, practiced law in Nashville in the early 1900s and was a Davidson County, Tennessee Criminal Court Judge.