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Rebecca "Betsy" Chastain

Female 1794 - 1870  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Rebecca "Betsy" Chastain 
    Birth ABT. 1794  Franklin Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death AFT. 1870  Scott Co., IN; burial: Scaffold Lick Cem., Blocher, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1325  forneyclark
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Robbins,   b. 1770, Franklin Co., VA or NC Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Jul 1843, Scott Co., IN; burial: Scaffold Lick Cem., Blocher, Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years) 
    Marriage 29 Sep 1791  Franklin Co.,VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Robbins,   b. ABT. 1790, VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Scott Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 19 Apr 1810  Shelby Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Feb 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:
      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:
      Children of Valentine Chastain and Mary Robbins are:
      + 54 i. Rebecca7 Chastain, born Abt. 1794 in Franklin County, Virginia; died Bet. 1870 - 1871 in Scott County, Indiana, USA.
      55 ii. Martin Chastain, born Abt. 1795 in Franklin Co., Virginia, USA; died September 17, 1845 in Scott Co., Indiana.
      56 iii. Frances ? Chastain, born Abt. 1796.
      Frances is marked as dead in Church Book ending January 1845.
      57 iv. Harmon Chastain, born Abt. 1798 in Franklin County, Virginia; died Abt. 1877 in Scott County, Indiana.
      58 v. Daughter Chastain, born Bet. 1800 - 1805.
      Probably born circa 1800 to 1805. Tradition in Scott County says that Valentine Chastain had a daughter named Sarah Jane. This is probably Sary Shasteen who died in 1847 and is buried at Scaffold Lick, near the road in what seems to be a grave for for a fully grown person.
      59 vi. Elizabeth Chastain, born Abt. 1801 in Virginia; died November 20, 1878 in Scott County, Indiana, USA. She married Nathaniel Robbins November 19, 1826; died 1874. He was Church Clerk at Scaffold Lick from July 1830 to March 1847.
      60 vii. Mary Chastain, born Abt. 1806 in Kentucky, USA; died Abt. 1838 in Scott County, Indiana, USA. She married Nathaniel Chastain March 16, 1825.
      Valentine Chastain performed the marriage between Mary and Nathaniel.. Nathaniel Chastain was probably a son of John and Anner Chastain despite being being listed as an heir of Valentine in 1847. This is based partly on the fact that Anner Chastain was living with Nathaniel in 1850. He is probably named as an heir of Valentine for the estate rights of his children by Mary.
      + 61 viii. Valentine Jr. Chastain, born April 03, 1808 in Shelby County, Kentucky; died Abt. 1866 in Scott County, Indiana, USA.
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      Source:
      SEE KIM MASON'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3186918&id=I631035958
      Chasteen:
      Kim Mason:
      ID: I631035958
      Name: Rebecca CHASTAIN
      Given Name: Rebecca
      Surname: Chastain
      Sex: F
      Birth: abt. 1794 in Franklin County, VA
      Death: abt. 1870 in Scott County, IN
      Census: 1850 Scott County, IN
      Census: 1870 Scott County, IN with son Richard and his family
      Father: Valentine CHASTAIN b: abt. 1768 in Virginia
      Mother: Mary ROBBINS b: abt. 1763
      Marriage 1 Richard ROBBINS
      Married: April 19, 1810 in Shelby County, KY
      Children
      Valentine ROBBINS b: December 21, 1812
      Harmon ROBBINS b: abt. 1824 in Indiana
      Richard ROBBINS b: abt. 1825 in Indiana
      Malinda Stella ROBBINS b: abt. 1830 in Scott County, IN
      Jonathan C. ROBBINS b: abt. 1831 in Indiana
      Rebecca Ann ROBBINS b: February 14, 1832 in Scott County, IN
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      Source:
      SEE WILLIAM GARARD & PHYLLIS E. ALVEY GARARD'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~garard/index.htm
      "Made in America since 1638":
      William and Phyllis Elaine Alvey Garard:
      Husband: Richard Robbins
      Born: 18 AUG 1784 at: VA 1
      Married: 19 APR 1810 at: Shelby Co., KY 2
      Died: 1850 at: Scott Co., IN 1
      Father:
      Mother:
      Wife: Rebecca Chastain
      Born: 1794 at: Franklin Co., VA 1
      Died: AFT 1870 at: Scott Co., IN 1
      Father:Valentine Chastain
      Mother:Mary Robbins
      CHILDREN
      Name: Richard Robbins
      Born: 1825 at: IN 3
      Married: 2 JUL 1847 at: Scott Co., IN 3
      Died: 1875 at: Scott Co., IN 3
      Spouses: Catherine Wheat
      Name: Jonathan C. Robbins
      Born: 1831 at: IN 3
      Married: 13 MAR 1851 at: Scott Co., IN 3
      Died: at:
      Spouses: Merina Jane Clines
      Name: Rebecca Ann Robbins
      Born: 14 FEB 1836 at: IN 3
      Married: 24 APR 1851 at: Scott Co., IN 3
      Died: 7 JUL 1895 at: Blocher, Scott Co., IN 3
      Spouses: David M. Chasteen
      SOURCES
      1) Scott County, Indiana Genealogy Family Files #219.
      2) Shelby Co. Kentucky marriage records.
      3) Microfile record at Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN.
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      Source:
      Donna Forney Clark, August 2021:
      Current thought is that Monmouth County, New Jersey may have been mistakingly recorded as Monmouthshire, Wales in many, many references.

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?bayles::robbins::2754.html
      Posted by: Kevin K. Mittge Date: January 11, 2001 at 21:36:22
      In Reply to: VALENTINE ROBBINS IN WASHINGTON CO, IN. by Marie Bayles of 3206
      The parents of Valentine Robbins (1813-1849) were reportedly Richard Robbins (c1790-betw. 1850-58) and Rebecca ("Betsy") Chastain (c1794-c1871). Richard, in turn, was the son of Richard and Catherine Robbins, and Richard (Sr.) is said to be the son of Nathaniel and Ann Robbins. Little is documented so far. Nathaniel was born c1740, prob. in Monmouthshire, Wales and died c1800, prob. in Shelby Co., Kentucky. He came as a child with his family to the Rowan/Guilford/Randolph Co., North Carolina area; moved to the Franklin & Montgomery Co., Virginia area, and then on to Shelby Co., Kentucky. Other Robbins lived in Henry Co., Kentucky; many went on to Decatur, Jennings, Scott, and Washington counties, Indiana. Nathaniel, by the way, was a brother of Jacob Robbins, who married Mary (said to be Wells, but, again, unproven).
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      Source:
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Sylvester,Robbins,Scott,Co,IN,1859::robbins::4090.html
      Kevin Mittge: Posted by: Kevin K. Mittge Date: January 26, 2002 at 13:55:52
      In Reply to: Sylvester Robbins/ Scott Co., IN/ 1859 by Donna Forney Clark of 4099
      My information on Sylvester (Robbins), albeit of uncertain documentation, is that he was the son of William Martin Robbins and Nancy Chasteen. William Martin (1821-aft. 1880) was the son of Richard Robbins Jr. (c1790-betw. 1850/1858) and Rebecca Chastain. Richard Jr. was the son of Richard Robbins Sr. (c. 1760 in Guilford (now Randolph) Co., NC d. after 1814 in Kentucky) and Catherine or Mary [--?--]. Rebecca Chastain was the daughter of Valentine Chastain (c1768-1843) and Mary Robbins (c1774-1844) - this Mary was the daughter of Jacob and Mary [--?--] Robbins. Richard Sr. may have been (documentation is lacking here), the son of Nathaniel and Ann Robbins.
      Rebecca Chastain, b. abt 1795, was the daughter of Valentine Chastain and Mary Robbins.
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