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Jemima DENTON was born in 1770 in Dunmore CO, VA. Died in 1863 in Pendleton District, SC.

She married John CHASTAIN Jr. in 1788 in Pendleton Dist. SC. John CHASTAIN Jr was born in 1766 in Buckingham CO, VA. Died in 1845 in Pendleton District, SC. Canup, Evylene Anders, "The Family of Dr. Pierre Chastain".

John came with his father to Tennessee, then later settled in Pendleton District, SC, near Pumpkintown. John Jr. was blind in later years and was called "Blind John Chastain." He died in Pumpkinville. John and his wife are buried next to his father and mother at the old Chastain Cemetery No. 1. All their children were born in Pendleton District, SC.

(Box 13 #174, Probate Judge Office, Pickens, SC): On 6 Jan 1845 letter of admn. was granted to Littleton Akins. Left a widow Jemima Chastain and five children. On 17 Jan 1848 paid James and Martha Allen share $32. (One place James Allen wife's name is Elizabeth.) Received from Edward Chastain on old account $3. Received of Maxwell Chastain on old account $19. On 30 April 1847 John C., Samuel D., James, Matilda, Nancy Allen, Ervin Simmons of Habersham CO, GA appointed Nolen L. Meroney their attorney to receive their part of the estate of John Chastain, dec'd. of Pickens District SC. Cit. Pub. at Bethlehem Church.

The Old Chastain Cemetery No. 1 is on the John Chastain farm.

They had the following children:

Rebecca A. CHASTAIN
Rebecca CHASTAIN
Elizabeth CHASTAIN
Mary CHASTAIN
John CHASTAIN Jr
John Abner CHASTAIN
Rev. Maxwell Denton CHASTAIN
Virginia Jane CHASTAIN
Nancy CHASTAIN
Robert Edward CHASTAIN

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