Georgia Ann Chastain

29 March 1841–2 November 1926 (Age 85)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Georgia Ann

When Georgia Ann Chastain was born on 29 March 1841, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Edward Gather Chastain, was 53 and her mother, Hannah Greer, was 40. She married Benjamin Allen Sammons on 25 February 1865, in Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Logan, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Anderson Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 2 November 1926, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Barron Cemetery, Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Allen Sammons
Georgia Ann Chastain
Marriage: 25 February 1865
Thomas C Sammons
Charles R Sammons
Mary H Sammons
Nettie Belle Sammons
Lula Elizabeth Sammons
India Armedia Sammons
Etta Maude Sammons

Spouse and Children

25 February 1865
Logan, Kentucky, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Gather Chastain


    Hannah Greer




    Virginia Chastain



    Patrick Henry Chastain


    Andrew Jackson Chastain


    Lewis Logwood Chastain


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 9

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 23

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French castan(h) ‘chestnut tree’ (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Georgia Sammons in household of Bengamin Sammons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George A Chastain in household of Hannah Chastain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gorgean Chastain in household of Ama Chastain, "United States Census, 1860"

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