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Capt. Benjamin Chastain (b. July 06, 1780, d. 1845)Benjamin Chastain (son of John Chastain, Rev) was born July 06, 1780 in Washington CO, TN, and died 1845 in Fannin County, GA.He married Rebecca Denton on January 30, 1798 in Pendleton Dist., SC.
Notes for Benjamin Chastain:
Left South Carolina as young man and settled in Fannin County, Georgia. Captain Benjamin Chastain and all five of his sons were in the Legislature in Atlanta, Georgia at the same time.Elijah Webb was State Senator and later became Congressman from the Ninth Congressional District of Georgia.Captain Benjamin, Sr. was sent from Habersham County, John Bunyan from Union, Rev Jonathan Denton from Gilmer County, Jeremiah from Lumpkin, and Benjamin Jr., from Fannin County.
More About Benjamin Chastain and Rebecca Denton:
Marriage: January 30, 1798, Pendleton Dist., SC.
Children of Benjamin Chastain and Rebecca Denton are:
- Mary Chastain, b. May 03, 1801, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. date unknown.
- Jonathan D. Chastain, Rev, b. May 22, 1803, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. November 28, 1847, Habersham County, GA..
- Jerimiah S. Chastain, b. March 28, 1805, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. 1860, Utah.
- John Bunyan Chastain, b. February 20, 1807, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. January 01, 1886, Fannin County, GA.
- Benjamin Franklin Chastain, b. May 16, 1809, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. date unknown.
- +Nancy A. Chastain, b. June 10, 1811, Pendleton Dist., SC, d. October 10, 1890, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia, Ebenezer, Cem..
- +Elijah Webb Chastain, b. September 25, 1813, Pickens, South Carolina, d. April 09, 1874, Morgantown, family burial plot.
- Rebecca D. Chastain, b. March 18, 1816, d. Aft. 1870, Gordon Co., GA.
- +Jemimiah Chastain, b. June 10, 1818, Georgia, d. June 14, 1907, Cleveland, Georgia.
- Martha Denton Chastain, b. June 16, 1821, Habersham Co.,Ga, d. September 07, 1895, Blue Ridge, Fannin Co., GA.