David A Chafin

29 April 1847–
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of David A

When David A Chafin was born on 29 April 1847, in Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, Oliver Brooks Chafin, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Jessee, was 22. He married Nancy J. Hamilton on 19 March 1871, in Lewis, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Russell, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Magisterial District 5, Fleming, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He was buried in Mills, Knox, Kentucky, United States.

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David A Chafin
Nancy J. Hamilton
Marriage: 19 March 1871
Lelie Chafin
Charles Chafin
John Edward Chafin

Spouse and Children


    Nancy J. Hamilton


19 March 1871
Lewis, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Oliver Brooks Chafin





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World Events (8)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 3

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 34

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chaffin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Chafin in household of Oliver Chafin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David A Chafin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David Chafin in household of Oliver Chafin, "United States Census, 1850"

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