|Birth: ||May 18, 1802|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1879|
Local history states that Joseph and 8 members of his family settled in the Acworth area after moving from Habersham County.
He was one of the first settlers of Cobb County, arriving before 1840.
He was also the county's 5th and 7th sheriff.
Joseph Chastain was born in Pendleton District SC. He married Margaret Purcell Mar. 4, 1824 in Habersham County GA. Family Tree Quarterly, Cobb County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3 Issue 1 contains an extensive article about Joseph and his family.
The 1860 Census of Cobb County GA (p. 127) lists Joseph Chastain 58 M Farmer, Real Estate $5725 Personal Estate $230, born in SC; Margaret Chastain 58 F GA; H. M. Chastain 26 F GA; M. M. Chastain 20 F GA; Thomas J. Hilton 15 M Farm Laborer GA.
Joseph Chastain served as 1st Lieutenant of Company C (Acworth Grays), 7th Georgia Infantry (State Guards). His service record shows that he enrolled July 29, 1863 at Acworth GA, for 6 months. He was age 61, 5 ft. 10 in., dark complexion, gray hair, born in Pendleton SC, occupation: farmer. He was listed as present on the muster rolls dated Dec. 31, 1863 and Jan. 31, 1864, at which time the company disbanded, its term of service having expired.
Margaret Purcel Chastain (1802 - 1882)
Melinda Chastain (1834 - 1845)*
Joseph M. Chastain (1840 - 1845)*
Sahaha Chastain (1843 - 1845)*
Maintained by: B. Chastain
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Jun 07, 2005
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