John Chastain

John Chastain

Male Abt 1790 - Aft 1860  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name John Chastain 
    Born Abt 1790  South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1790  Pendleton District, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Fisherman 
    Died Aft 1860  Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I806  Rev. James Chastain Research
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2003 

    Father Stephen Chastain, I,   b. Abt 1763, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1830, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Unknown Pruitt-? 
    Married Abt 1789  Pendleton District, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth A. --?--,   b. 1790 and 1795, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1810  South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edmond Young Chasteen,   b. 27 Oct 1822, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1899, Pine Bluff, Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Stephen F. Chastain,   b. Abt 1811, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. John B. Chastain,   b. Abt 1814, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Robert Chastain,   b. Abt 1816, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Peter Preston Chastain,   b. Abt 1820, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     6. Lucinda Chastain,   b. Abt 1824, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Caroline Chastain,   b. Abt 1827, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Franklin County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     8. Charlotte Chastain,   b. Abt 1812, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joseph W. Chastain,   b. Abt 1833, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William B. Chastain,   b. Abt 1836, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1864, Charleston, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     11. Unknown Female Chastain,   b. Abt 1830, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. James E. Chastain,   b. Abt 1818, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2004 
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Chastain is recorded in each census for Anderson Co, SC from the 1810 census for Pendleton to Anderson in 1860. The ages continue to increment consistently with the presumption that these records are of the same person and family. His occupation is noted as fisherman in the 1860 census and his wife's name is recorded as Elizabeth in both the 1850 and 1860 census records. Continued research reveled that John appears to be connected to a larger group of Chastains that primarily resided in what is now Anderson County. He is noted on page 164 of the 1810 census for Pendleton, Stephen Sr. in the next household. In 1820 John is noted on page 210 with Stephen, Sr. and David "Chesteen" in adjoining homes (Samuel noted on same page and James, Jr. on page 212). After carefully reviewing all the documentation possible it appears that John was the father of twelve children, based on the available census records, deeds, etc The placement of the children in ages and order of birth was extracted from pre and post 1850 federal census records for John and later their own homes. Seven of those children are identified in Volume S-2 page 58 of Anderson Co, SC Deeds as receiving "shares of our interest in our father John Chastain", ...Received of John B. Chastain $10 it being in full satisfaction for each of our distributive shares of our interest in our father John Chastain, signed Stephen F Chastain, Peter P. Chastain, Joseph W. Chastain, Lucinda Vaughn, Charlotte Hodgins, and Elizabeth Goodwin, witnessed by James McLeskey. Rec 15 DEC 1879... Unidentified members of John's household born circa 1812, 1816, 1818, 1822, and William B are not listed, it is not known if these heirs were deceased at recording or simply no longer residing in the area. John's house is recorded in 1810 as one male 10, one male 16-26 and one female 16-26, page 164. John is enumerated in 1820 with 4 males and 1 female under 10 years of age with himself and wife on page 210 Pendleton District, SC. In 1830 John is recorded on page 180 and is enumerated as 2 males 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 3 females 5, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40- 50, 1 female 70-80. 1840 Anderson County, SC census page 102:John Chastain enumerated as 1 male 5-10, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50. The 1850 census for Anderson County lists John as age 60, his presumed wife, Elizabeth, as age 60, J.W. age 16, and William age 15, all born South Carolina. In the 1860 census for Anderson page 281 John is noted as age 70, his occupation as fisherman, Elizabeth as age 65, Robert age 35, and J.E. age 38. \tab The sons born circa 1816, 1818 and 1822 are unknown, probabilities include the Robert born ca 1815 and James born ca 1817 living together and recorded on page 168 in the 1850 Anderson census. It seems that these two men are the same as the Robert and J. E. noted living in John's household in the 1860 census, even though the ages are inconsistent, they are certain matches for John's two sons born 1815-20, with ages recorded incorrectly in 1860. The son born circa 1822 is listed as Edmond Y Chasteen, probable not proven. Edmond has strong ties to Anderson Co, by oral and written tradition his father's name was John, was born there, married Susan Holley of the same county whose family is well established there and was residing by the John Chastain family in 1840. By tradition Edmond was close friends in South Carolina with Anderson Braswell, born 1822 who is documented in Anderson Co in the 1850 census page 231 and 1845-51 Anderson Co Inventories, Sales and Appraisals, in the same recording with James and Stephen Chastain, who eventually moved and settled near Edmond in Mississippi. \tab \tab John Chastain appears to be the John recorded in Volume P, page 513 of Anderson Co, Deeds dated 16 Mar 1822 purchasing 48 acres of land from Ansel Pruett lying on waters of Seneca River waters of Savannah, it was witnessed by John Colhoun and William Heaton. In Volume T, page 478 John Chastain is recorded as a witness to a transaction involving Stephen Chastain purchasing 90 acres of land where James Heaton formerly lived on branches of Deep Creek Waters of Seneca River from Soloman Ruth. This is dated 03 Jan 1833 and is also witnessed by Reuben Burris. Other transactions of the Anderson County Chastains include: \tab \tab 1) Volume Y, page 6 dated 22 Feb 1843 Stephen F Chastain of Anderson Dist. to Lewis Prichard 100 acres on Twenty Six Mile Creek being part of 413 acres granted to John Morris 01 Jul 1793 on the east side of said creek including the improved where Nathan Duncan resided up to the time of his death which part lies beginning where the eastward back line of said Morris crosses a big branch from the creek to Caleb Chapp the line of the old survey to Stephen McCulley's on the west. Marked by Stephen F. Chastain and dower rights marked by wife of Stephen F Chastain, Permelia Chastain, witnessed by David and John J Brown. \tab \tab 2) Volume Z, page 353 dated 28 Mar 1848: Stephen F Chastain of Anderson Dist. to James Chastain, Junr of the dist. for $100 100 acres on the East side of Twenty Six-Mile Creek waters of Seneca River bounded by John M Mattison, John B Earle, Lewis Prichard, and Ebenezer Smith. Marked by Stephen F. Chastain and witnessed by John Chastain, Jr. and Stephen Chastain. \tab \tab 3) Volume C-2, page 486 dated 03 Jun 1852 : Stephen Chastain of SC to John Hembree of Anderson Dist. for $200, 80 acres on branches of Twenty Six Mile Creek waters of Savannah River, bounded by lands of Dr. Edmond Webb, John Chastain and the estate of Enoch Majors (sic) dec'd...plat made 04 Apr 1853 by James Gilmore. Signed by Stephen Chastain (seal) and dower rights marked by wife of Stephen Chastain, Mary Chastain. Witnessed by Wm. S. Shaw. Recorded 18 Aug 1856. \tab \tab 4) Volume D-2, page 569 dated 09 Sep 1854 : James Chastain, Jr. of Anderson Dist. to John B Chastain, Jr. of the Dist. for $300, 100 acres on the east side of Twenty Six Mile Creek waters of the Savannah River bounded by Edward J McClure, John B Earle, Hugh Mahaffey, and Elijah Majors. Marked by James Chastain and witnessed by Amos Morris, Marken Morris (sic) and Asa Avery. Recorded 10 Dec 1858. \tab \tab 5) Volume E-2, page 409 : dated 04 Sep 1860 William Bolt of Anderson Dist. to John B. Chastain of the dist., for $175, 50 acres on the east side of Twenty Six Mile Creek waters of Seneca River bounded by John B. Earle and William Bolt's home...plat made 20 Sep 1858. Signed by William Bolt and dower rights by his wife Martha Jane Bolt, witnessed by Asa Bolt and James McLeskey. \tab \tab 6) Volume S-2, page 58 dated 03 Oct 1859 : John B. Earle of Anderson Co to John B. Chastain of the dist., for $200, 48 acres on waters of Deep Creek waters of Seneca River and bounded by lands of John McLeskey, Dr. E. Webb, and Gillam Shearer whereon JOHN CHASTAIN now resides. Signed by John B. Earle and dower rights by his wife Jane A. Earle, witnessed by Thomas S. Crayton and James Bell. \tab \tab 7) Volume S-2, page 57 dated 06 Nov 1871 : John B. Chastain of Anderson Co, to Thomas E. McLeskey of the Co., for $100, 48 acres on branches of Deep Creek waters of Seneca River bounded by lands of John K. Bolt on the east, James McLeskey on the west, and the lands of the estate of Dr. Webb, Robert Martin and others. Marked by John B. Chastain and dower rights marked by his wife Elizabeth Chastain, witnessed by Elvira Benton and Matilda J. McLesky. \tab \tab 8) Also a Amos Chastain is recorded as a witness in John B. Chastain's will and there are two transactions, 1854 and 1859, for a Mary Louisa Chastain, the wife of Henry J. Chastain. James Chastain the probable son of Stephen Sr. and brother of John, is noted with a Henry recorded in his home in the 1850 census, this Henry and Henry J. may be the same. ["Anderson County, SC Chastains", Jimmy Chesteen; The Chestnut Tree, Vol XXI, #3:45]\tab **MISSING: > **
    • According to the 1860 Anderson Co., SC census page 281.