|Birth: ||Apr., 1832|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1869|
Susan E. Holley was born in April 1832 in South Carolina. There, around 1847, when she was 15, she married Edmond Young Chasteen (1822-1899), who was ten years older. Shortly after, seeking new land, they, along with Susan's mother, Margaret E. Holley, and her younger siblings, Amanda and Sion Holley, headed west. They settled in Alabama, where Susan and Edmond were blessed with two children, James T. (b. Feb. 20, 1848) and Elizabeth (b. 1849).
They shortly moved further west, and by 1850 they had a farm in Neshoba Co., Miss., and Margaret E. Holley remained in the household. During the 1850s, they had four more children, George Elam, William, Charles Hudson, and Amanda. By 1860, they moved to Attala Co., Miss., where they farmed. There, they had one more son, Sion. Susan E. (Holley) Chasteen died there on Dec. 10, 1869, at age 37. She was buried next to the grave of their eldest son, James T. Chasteen, who had died of disease at the end of the War Between the States, with a matching tombstone. They are buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (also known as Pleasant Hill Cemetery and Morgan's Defeat), Attala County, Mississippi, five miles east of Durant.
Note: In several sources of that era, this family was spelled "Chasteen" and "Chesteen," but in the twentieth century, this family used only the latter spelling.
Margaret E. Holley (1807 - 1887)
Edmond Young Chesteen (1822 - 1899)*
James T. Chasteen (1848 - 1865)*
George Elam Chesteen (1852 - 1936)*
William Sion Chesteen (1853 - 1925)*
Charles Hudson Chesteen (1856 - 1916)*
Amanda Roselee Chesteen Ware (1859 - 1943)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Dec 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23191626