Chastain

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Descendants of Pierre Chastain

All data below gets credit to the author from the Pierre Chastain Family Assocation

Generation 1

  1. ESTIENNE2 CHASTAIN (JACQUES1) was born 1625, and died Abt. 1694. He married JEANNE LAURENT Abt. 1652. Estienne (^Etienne, Stephen) Chastain.

Child of ESTIENNE CHASTAIN and JEANNE LAURENT is:

  1. i. PIERRE3 CHASTAIN, b. 1659, Charost, Province of Berri, France; d. 1728, King William Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.

Generation No. 2

  1. PIERRE3 CHASTAIN (ESTIENNE2, JACQUES1), the Immigrant, was born 1659 in Charost, Province of Berri, France, and died 1728 in King William Parish, Goochland County, Virginia. He married (1) SUSANNE REYNAUD/RENAUD, daughter of PIERRE REYNAUD/RENAUD. He married (2) ANNE SOBLET, daughter of ABRAHAM SOBLET and SUSANNE BRIAN. He married (3) MARY MAGDALENE VERRUEIL TRABUE Abt. 1724, daughter of MOISE VERRUEIL and MADELENE VERRUEIL.

Pierre Chastain, the immigrant, his first wife Susanne Reynaud/Renaud, and their five children were among the 207 French and Swiss passengers who embarked from Gravesend, England, 10 April 1700 on the Mary and Ann of London, which arrived at the mouth of the James River 23 July 1700, after a passage of 13 weeks. They settled at Manakin, Virginia about 20 miles up the James River on the south side, west of present day Richmond. Huguenot refugees were given a tract of 10,000 acres of land that that had once been occupied by the Monacan tribe of Indians.

Children of PIERRE CHASTAIN and SUSANNE REYNAUD/RENAUD are:

  1. i.JEAN ADAM4 CHASTAIN, b. Abt. May 06, 1690, Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland; d. December 1761, Cumberland County, Virginia.

ii.MARIE SUSANNE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. October 08, 1691, Berne, Switzerland; d. Abt. 1701.

i ii.PAULINE ELIZABETH CHASTAIN, b. Abt. April 24, 1693, Vevey, Canton of Vaud,Switzerland; d. 1696-1698.

i v.PIERRE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. August 24, 1694, Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland;d. 1696-1698.

v.ARTHUZE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. March 04, 1695/96, Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland;D. 1696-1698.

vi.JEANNE FRANCOISE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. February 26, 1696/97, Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland; d. Abt. 1701, Virgina.

vii.PIERRE SAMUEL CHASTAIN, b. Abt. May 05, 1698, Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland;d. Abt. 1701, Virginia.

viii.SUSANNE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. September 10, 1699, Wallone, Leiden, South Holland.

Children of PIERRE CHASTAIN and ANN SOBLET are:

ix.JUDITH4 CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1703, Henrico County , Goochland County, Virginia;d. 1765-1784, Lucy’s Springs, Chesterfield County, Virginia; m. GILLE BALLEW. Judith was known to have had illegitimate children by Thomas Walker. There was controversy as to whether or not she married (2) Stephen Pankey.

x.SUSANNA CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1705, Manakin Town, henrico County, Virginia; m. JAMES ROBINSON, Abt. 1730. Children: Zachariah, James, Ann, Mary, and Elizabeth Robinson.

4.xi.PIERRE CHASTAIN JR., b. Abt. 1707, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia;d. Aft. 1775, Prob. Franklin County, Virginia.

xii.MARY CHASTAIN, b. 1709, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1728-1731, Goochland County, Virginia.

5.xiii.ELIZABETH CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1711, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia.

xiv.RENE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1713, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1786, Abbeville District, South Carolina; m. JUDITH MARTIN GEVEDON, Abt. 1732,Manakin Town, Goochland County, Virginia.

xv.JANNE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1716, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia; d. January 12, 1722/23, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia.

xvi.MARIE-MARY MAGDALENE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1720, Manakin Town, Henrico County,Virginia; d. 1803-1810, Buckingham County, Virginia; m. GUILLAUME WILLIAM SALLE.

Generation No. 3

  1. JEAN ADAM4 CHASTAIN (PIERRE3, ESTIENNE2, JACQUES1) was born Abt. May 06, 1690 in Vevey, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, and died December 1761 in Cumberland County, Virginia. He married (1) MARIANNE Abt. 1713. He married (2) CHARLOTTE JUDITH AMONET Abt. 1726, daughter of JACOB AMONET-AMMONNET and JUDITH AMONET-AMMONNET.

Children of JEAN CHASTAIN and MARIANNE are:

i.MARIANN-MARY ANN5 CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1715, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia;d. Abt. 1791, Bedford County, Virginia; m. BENJAMIN WITT, Abt. 1730.

ii.JEAN CHASTAIN JR , b. September 26, 1721, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia;d. Abt. September 1807, Bedford County, Virginia; m. (1) FRANCES BRANCH-BUSH,Abt. 1753; m. (2) ELIZABETH LOGWOOD, Abt. 1764.

Children of JEAN CHASTAIN and CHARLOTTE AMONET are:

iii. JUDITH CHASTAIN, b. May 10, 1727, Manakin Town,Henrico County, Virginia; m. ROBERT SCOTT, October 30, 1762.

  1. PIERRE CHASTAIN, b. February 24, 1728/29, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia. Named after his recently deceased paternal grandfather; godparents were his mother’s brother-in- law, Abraham Salle, his mother’s brother, Andre Amonette, and Marie Teller. He is not listed in father’s Will and may have died early.
  2. MAGDALENE CHASTAIN, b. January 05, 1731/32, Goochland County, Virginia.
  3. JANNE CHASTAIN, b. October 03, 1734, Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia; m. ANTHONY MARTIN on July 18, 1782 Powhatten County, Virginia.
  4. PIERRE4 CHASTAIN JR. (PIERRE3, ESTIENNE2, JACQUES1) was born Abt. 1707 in Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1775 in Prob. Franklin County, Virginia. He married MILDRED “MIDDY” ARCHER Abt. 1730 in Virginia.

Children of PIERRE CHASTAIN and MILDRED ARCHER are:

  1. MAGDALENE5 CHASTAIN, m. JEAN GEVAUDAN.

ii.JUDITH CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1734, Goochland County, Virginia; m. JOSEPH CARTER,

iii.JOHN CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1740, Goochland County, Virginia; d. 1805, Pendleton District Pickens County, South Carolina; m. (1) MARY O’BRYAN, Abt. 1765 ; m (2) MRS. MARY ROBINSON, Buckingham County, Virginia. John was called “Ten Shilling Bell”, because of his loud, clear, musical voice. He and Mary O’Bryan had eleven children. After her death, about 1785, he married a Mrs. Mary Robinson and they had three more children.

Children of John and Mary O’Bryan are: Benjamin who later moved to Northen Georgia. John who was still living in Pendleton County, South Carolina, in 1820. Edward lived in North Carolina, Georgia and later Arkansas. Joseph moved to Warren County, Kentucky about 1809. 1821 moved to Meigs County, Tennessee. Abner probably moved to Habersham County, Georgia. Elijah lived in Haywood County, North Carolina. Cloe married John Denton. Nancy married John Robinson. Martha married John Blythe and lived near Luka, Mississippi. Mary married John O’Dell. Elizabeth married Samuel Denton.

Children of John and Mary Robinson are: Violet who married William Akins and lived nea Huntsville, Alabama. William said to have moved to Huntsville, Alabama to be near his mother. Lavinia married a Bowling and also lived near Huntsville. She was not born when her father made his will.

Mary Robinson was still living at John’s death. She was the mother of his three younger children.

iv.WILIAM CHASTAIN, b. Aft. 1743, Goochland County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1790,Prob. Franklin County, Virginia; m. SARY(Sarah)(?BARNETT?), Abt. 1764, Virginia.

I could find no absolute proof of William and Sary as being the parents of Valentine Sr. Pierre Chastain only had three known sons, Jean Adam, Rene Sr, and Peter Jr. Both Jean (John) and Rene left wills and William was not named in either of these wills, it has always been the concensus of the researchers of this particular Chastain line, that William was a son of Peter Jr.There is no absolute proof of this because of the loss of the Buckingham County, Virginia early records. Gerre Bulands reminded me that, Robert Leishman who published our book in 1996, whose wife descended from Robert Ranson Chastain, didn’t even put a question mark about the link of William to Peter Jr. I will list him this way also. As further proof that William and Sary are the parents of Valentine, see p 182 “Little Otter…” They signed for them to be married.

Sources for the infomation on William and Sary and their family came from “Little Otter to Lost River.” World Family Tree Vo.l 2

Note: Goochland County became Albemarle County, Virginia in 1744.

v.ABRAHAM CHASTAIN, b. 1743-1755, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. Bef. March 15, 1821,Greenville County, South Carolina; m. MARY ROBERTSON.

  1. JAMES CHASTAIN, b. 1745-1750, Albemarle County, Virginia.

vii.RENE CHASTAIN, b. 1745-1750, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. March 21, 1814, Buckingham County, Virginia; m. (1) RHODA PERRAULT; m. (2) MARTHA GUERRANT.

viii. MARTHA CHASTAIN, b. 1750, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. Gap Creek, Carter County, Tennessee; m. JAMES EDENS abt. 1765, Augusta County, Virginia.

  1. ARCHER CHASTAIN, b. 1753. Although listed in 1774 tithable list of Buckingham County, Virginia, no proof was found that Archer was the son Pierre Chastain, Jr. and his wife Mildred “Middy” Archer: however, reasonable assumption would be that he was given his mother’s. maiden name.
  2. ELIZABETH4 CHASTAIN (PIERRE3, ESTIENNE2, JACQUES1) was born Abt. 1711 in Manakin Town, Henrico County, Virginia. She married DAVID LESUEUR March 1731/32.

Children of ELIZABETH CHASTAIN and DAVID LESUEUR are:

  1. DAVID5 LESUEUR, b. November 25, 1733, Manakin town, Goochland County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1738.
  2. CATHERINE LESUEUR, b. November 12, 1735, Manakin town, Goochland County, Virginia; d. December 10, 1771; m. ROBERT THOMPSON, Abt. 1769.

iii.DAVID LESUEUR, JR., b. October 04, 1738.

iv.JACQUES/JAMES LESUEUR, b. December 25, 1740, Mamakin Town, Goochland County, Virginia; d. 1799, Edgefield District, South Carolina; m. SUSANNA WILKENSON.

  1. CHASTAIN LESUEUR, b. December 24, 1744, prob. Albermarle County, Virginia; d. 1819; m. ANN PERROW.

vi.SAMUEL LESUEUR, b. October 15, 1747, Manakin, Albemarle County, Virginia; m. MARTHA BRYANT.

vii.PETER (TWIN) LESUEUR, b. October 23, 1750, Manakin, Albemarle County, Virginia; m. SUSAN WILLIAMS, 1791.

viii.JOHN (TWIN) LESUEUR, b. October 23, 1750, Manakin, Albermarle County, Virginia; d. Bef. May 24, 1769.

  1. FELL LESUEUR, b. Abt. 1755, Manakin, Albermarle County, Virginia.
  2. MARTELL LESUEUR, b. March 06, 1758, Manakin, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. August 10, 1843, Franklin County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH BACON, June 10, 1781, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Generation No. 4

  1. WILIAM5 CHASTAIN (PIERRE4, PIERRE3, ESTIENNE2, JACQUES1) was born Aft. 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1790 in Prob. Franklin County, Virginia. He married SARY(Sarah)(BARNETT?) Abt. 1764 in Virginia.

I could find no proof of William and Sary as being the parents of Valentine Sr. Pierre Chastain only had three known sons, Jean Adam, Rene Sr, and Peter Jr. Both Jean (John) and Rene left wills and William was not named in either of these wills, it has always been the concensus of the researchers of this particular Chastain line, that William was a son of Peter Jr. there is no absolute proof of this because of the loss of the Buckingham Co., Va early records. Gerre Bulands reminded me that, Robert Leishman who published our book in 1996, whose wife descended from Robert Ranson Chastain, didn’t even put a question mark about the link of William to Peter Jr. I will list him this way also. As further proof that William and Sary are the parents of Valentine, see p 182 “Little Otter…” They signed for them to be married.

Sources for the infomation on William and Sary and their family came from “Little Otter to Lost River.” World Family Tree Vo.l 2

Note: Goochland County became Albemarle County, Virginia in 1744.

Children of WILIAM CHASTAIN and SARY (Sarah)(BARNETT?) are:

  1. GEORGE6 CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1766, Virginia; d. May 28, 1854, Vernon Twp, Washington County, Indiana; m. REBECCA JANE STATON, August 18, 1791, Franklin County, Virginia.

George went from Franklin County, Virginia to Shelby County, Kentucky, then moved to Henry County, Kentucky. By 1830 he and wife Rebecca moved to Edgar County, Illinois after having lived in Henry County, Kentucky for about 25 years. George would have been about 64 years old. Probably because most of their children lived there at that time. On May 17, 1832, George and Rebecca sold their land in Edgar County, Illinois and moved to Washington County, Indiania, to join his brothers, Ren and Barnett on Lost River.

George lived to be nearly 90 years of age and came to be recognized as a man of force and influence in early Vernon township.

The known issue of George and Rebecca Station Chastain are: John, William, Peter, Sarah Bond, George W., Elizabeth Ingle, Susan Ann Ingle, James,Mary Ingle and Barnett. 10 Children in all.

  1. VALENTINE SR CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1768, Virginia, USA; d. October 06, 1843, Scott Co., Indiana, USA; m. MARY ROBBINS, September 29, 1791, Franklin Co., Virginia, USA.

Valentine Chastain, Sr. was a preacher and a farmer. His marriage to Mary Robbins took place in Franklin County, Virginia, by Reverend Randolph Hall on Sept. 29, 1791. The following note was also found filed with the bond in the Franklin County Court House: “To the clerk of franklin county–Whereas Valintine Shastine and mary Robins had a greed to join hands in matreymony by aforsaid consent of each party. Signed: William Shastine and sary; Jacob Robbins and mary. Witnessess: William and Absalum Robins.” Since Mary Robbins is known to have been a daughter of Jacob and Mary Robbins, it would seem to follow that Valentine was the son of William and Sary Chastain. Just who wrote the note is not known. It appears to be all in the same handwriting and yet neither the Robbins or Chastains signed with “X.”

Valentine Chasteen “of Kentucky entered land in Scott County, then Jefferson County, Indiana, on September 20, 1816. On October 14, 1818, the Scaffold Lick Baptist Church was organized at the home of Valentine and Mary Chastain and duly constituted as church. Valentine was licensed to preach in 1826 and held many meetings. The minutes of Scaffold Lick on the 4th Saturday of December 1826 reads as follows: “Church unamiously agree that Brother Volintine Chastain shall have written license to preach where ever his lot may fall agreeable to what they acted 8 or 9 years ago. (signed) Peter Chastain, Clerk.”

In 1832, he gave two acres of ground for the church and the cemetery. Valentine is buried at Scaffold Lick Cemetery in Scott County, Indiana.

source: “Little Otter to Lost River”

iii. ROBERT R. CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1770; d. Aft. 1840; m. MAGDALIN MOORE, 1801-1831.

  1. BARNETT CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1774; d. Abt. 1857; m. SARAH ANN HIXON, 1805-1838.
  2. RENE CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1776, Vernon Township, Washington County, Indiana; d. May 23, 1860; m. MARTHA ROBBINS, September 19, 1795, Franklin County, Virginia.

Rene or Renny Chastain, Sr. was about 84 years of age when he died. He married Martha “Massy” Robins, September 19, 1795. the marriage bond was dated on September 17, 1795, and witnessed by Valentine Chastain and William Robbins.Randolph Hall, preacher for Pigg River Baptist Church performed the ceremony. Rene is buried in the Old Union Cemetery.

Martha “Massy” Robbins is also buried at the Old Union Cemetery. She was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Robins who move from North Carolina to Franklin County, Virginia, after the Revolution. Other children of Jacob and Mary Robbins were: Mary, who married Valentine Chastain; Jacob, who married Rachel Robbins on November 15, 1790; William, who is said to have died in Decatur County, Indiana in 1834; and Absalom.

  1. ELIZABETH CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1778; d. 1827-1873; m. (1) MR. COLEMAN, Kentucky, USA; m. (2) JAMES MANNING.

vii. MALINDA CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1780; d. Aft. 1850; m. EDMUND TONEY, 1808-1838.

viii. JOHN CHASTAIN, b. Abt. 1781; d. 1812-1871; m. ANNER ROBBINS, 1812-1846.

  1. THOMAS CHASTAIN, b. Bef. 1790; d. 1794-1883.

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