Edward Bruce Chastain

Brief Life History of Edward Bruce

When Edward Bruce Chastain was born on 9 November 1809, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edward Brigand Chastain, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Brown, was 40. He married Nancy Melvina Rogers on 22 March 1832, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lafayette Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years and Vine Prairie Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died on 6 November 1888, in Crawford, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chastain Cemetery, Mulberry, Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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Edward Bruce Chastain
Nancy Melvina Rogers
Marriage: 22 March 1832
John Shelton Chastain
Parlee Chastain
William M. Chastain
Joseph C Chastain
Amanda Caroline Chastain
Madison McDonald Chastain
Benjamin Franklin Chastain
Mary Emaline Chastain
Delana Jane Yerton
Nancy Paralee Chastain
Lucinda Elizabeth Chastain
Andrew Jackson Chastain

Sources (6)

  • Edward Chastain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edward Bruce Chastain, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edward Chastine in entry for Nancy Parlee Barns, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning


(southern): variant of Chastang .

nickname from Old French chastain ‘chestnut’ (a nut), possibly for someone with chestnut-colored hair. Compare Chasteen , Chesteen , Chastine , and Shasteen .

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

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