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Posted by: John F. Duckworth (ID *****8954) Date: November 21, 2007 at 05:52:30
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Joseph Chaffin Sr. was born 1720 and died 1790?. He married 1. Name Unkown, a sickly wife and several children were in Chester County, PA..The names of their children are lost but it is thought one was Susannan born about 1754 and married Edward Jackson.about 1772 in Guilford County North Carolina..They had eight children, John, Joseph, Elias, Eli, Amos, Azeriah, Polly, and Peggy.
Joseph Chaffin married 2, Mary Moore (1749-1859) about 1763 and she was the Mother of Elias b. 1763 in Chester Couny, PA, Abner b. 1765, Amos, Sr, b. 1768, Mary b. 1770, Joseph, Jr, b. 1772, Balaam b. abt 1783 and Able b. abt 1785.Mary Moore died in Itawamba, Miss. He and several choldren escaoped Chester County, PA in 1763. Elias Chaffin was living in Guilford County NC at the begining of thr Revolutionary War.
Joseph Chaffin of Orange County NC signing a Petition in 1768. He and Edword Jackson were two of the Debtors list to Col. McGee's estate 1773. He had a Survey made in 1786, Guilford County, NC and Ellis Chaffin is one of the Chain Bearers.
1779 Tax List in Randolph County, NC, Windsor Pearce's List, south eastern area: EDWARD Jackson 1785 Tax List Randolph County, NC, 1785 Randolph County Tax List, Capt. John Welborn's District, taken by Zebedee Wood: a. Edward Jackson, 1 white pole - no land.

The 1790 Census Chester County PA - The name Chaffin is not found but the name Chaffant is found and is as follows: Calleb, Jacob, David, Ivan, Henry, 2-Joseph, 2-Jonathan, 2-Thomas, 2-Robert, 2-Jesse. Probably sons and grandsons of Joseph Chaffin and his first wife.

In Census 1790 Burke County NC 4th Company there is: Edward Jackson, Mary Chaffin. Elias Chaffin, and Amos Chaffin. In the 1810 Census Burke County NC Edward Jackson, Amos Jackson. Elias Jackson, John Jackson. Joseph Jackson, and Amos Chaffin.
This is all data I have on Joseph Chaffin. One may find additional information: 1. Court Houses in Chester Ciunbty, PA, Orange, Rowan, Guilford, and Randolph Counties NC. 2. Dawn Powell Cartwright, Dallas, TX in her Book on her Powell Family and on her gathering Chaffin/ Charlant lines in Chgester County, PA.

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