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Mary Robbins

Female 1770 - 1843  (73 years)


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  • Name Mary Robbins 
    Birth 1770  Franklin Co., VA or NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 16 Jul 1843  Scott Co., IN; burial: Scaffold Lick Cem., Blocher, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1281  forneyclark
    Last Modified 31 May 2024 

    Father JACOB "JACK" ROBBINS,   b. ABT. 1738   d. ABT. 1830, Jennings Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Mother Mary Wells,   b. ABT. 1740, Rowan, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Valentine Chastain,   b. ABT. 1768, Buckingham Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Oct 1843, Scott Co., IN; burial: Scaffold Lick Cem., Blocher, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Marriage 29 Sep 1791  Franklin Co.,VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martin (Chasteen) Chastain,   b. ABT. 1794, Franklin Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Sep 1845, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Rebecca "Betsy" Chastain,   b. ABT. 1794, Franklin Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. AFT. 1870, Scott Co., IN; burial: Scaffold Lick Cem., Blocher, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 77 years)
     3. Frances "Franky" Chastain,   b. ABT. 1796   d. BEF. 1845 (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Harmon Chastain,   b. 1798, Franklin Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. ABT. 1877, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
     5. Sarah Jane? Chastain,   b. 1800-1805
     6. Elizabeth Chastain,   b. ABT. 1801, VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Nov 1878, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 77 years)
     7. Mary "Polly" Chastain,   b. 1806, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this locationd. ABT. 1838, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 32 years)
     8. Valentine Chastain, Jr.,   b. 3 Apr 1808, Shelby Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this locationd. ABT. 1866, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F0429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 31 May 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Source:
      Donna Forney Clark:
      This individual appears in more than one place in our family tree. To avoid a confusing merge, it is necessary to make each appearance of this individual separate.
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      Source:
      From a handwritten, unsigned research document in the Genealogy Library in Scott Co., IN:
      NC birth place
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      Source:
      From a handwritten, unsigned research document in the Genealogy Library in Scott Co., IN:
      Name, dates, & places
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      Source:
      SEE SHIRLEY CHASTEEN'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://mysite.verizon.net/sackew/
      Shirley's Corner:
      Descendants of Pierre Chastain:
      Shirley Chasteen:
      Generation No. 6
      46. Valentine Sr6 Chastain (Wiliam5, Pierre4, Pierre3, Estienne2, Jacques1) was born Abt. 1768 in Virginia, USA, and died October 06, 1843 in Scott Co., Indiana, USA. He married Mary Robbins September 29, 1791 in Franklin Co., Virginia, USA. She was born Abt. 1771 in North Carolina, USA, and died July 16, 1844 in Scott Co., Indiana, USA.
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      Source:
      SEE SHIRLEY CHASTEEN'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://mysite.verizon.net/sackew/
      Shirley's Corner:
      Descendants of Pierre Chastain:
      Shirley Chasteen:
      Source: "Little Otter to Lost River"
      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 aforesaid 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 unanimously 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.
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      Source:
      SEE SHIRLEY CHASTEEN'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://mysite.verizon.net/sackew/
      Shirley's Corner:
      Descendants of Pierre Chastain:
      Shirley Chasteen:
      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.
      A note from Shirley Chasteen at her site above reads: "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 "
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      Source:
      Dr. Carl R. Bogardus files:
      Scott Co., IN Genealogy Library

      Valentine Chastain
      Scaffold Lick Baptist Church Cemetery is located one mile west of Blocher, Johnson Township, Scott County, Indiana. The name is derived from a "deer Lick" where early hunters had erected a "scaffold" in the branches of a tree in order to be screened from the vision of deer, buffalo and other wild animals that came to the "lick" to obtain salty water. This old lick was located between the church and the cemetery.

      The church was organized October 14, 1818 and met in members' homes until the log meeting house was completed in 1819. The meetinghouse, also, served as a school. The land where the church and cemetery are located was bought on September 20, 1816 by Valentine Chasteen and donated by him.

      Valentine paid taxes in Franklin Co., Virginia, first on 20 April, 1791, he last paid taxes there on 2 August, 1802.
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      Source:
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/robbins/messages/5717.html
      SOME EARLY ROBBINS GENERATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES:
      July 5, 2005: "The information in this posting has been excerpted from the ROBBINS JOURNAL, Vol. I, No. 1, July 1989, pp. 1 - 5. The Journal was edited by Kevin K. Mittge, a Robbins family historian, archivist, librarian, and published genealogist. The Journal is now defunct."

      Donna Forney Clark: At this point, I have included only part of the previous posting of this excerpted article.

      Within this article
      "Introduction To The Robbins Family History, by Kevin K. Mittge.

      Kevin K. Mittge writes:

      “I am grateful for information provided by Marvin Robbins, Ocala, FL; Mary Kate Horner, Lebanon, IN; and Margaret Davis, Yakima, WA; and many others who have worked and are still working on this topic.”

      Kevin writes that the following information has been suggested.

      (There are several paragraphs between Kevin’s acknowledgments and the following information.)

      Jacob Robbins (I) was born about 1738 and it is suggested he died about 1830 in Jennings Co., Indiana. He married to Mary, who was possibly of the Wells family. Jacob and Mary are believed to be the parents of William, Absalom, Jacob (II), James, Mary, Martha (called Massey), and Margaret.

      Absalom Robbins, the second son of Jacob and Mary, was married to Mary Ogle shortly after arriving in Virginia.
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