Ashbel P. Willard Chasteen

1856–1937 (Age 81)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ashbel P. Willard

When Ashbel P. Willard Chasteen was born in 1856, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Jonathan Chasteen, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 19. He married Melissa E Riggs on 22 May 1885, in Titus, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1882. He died on 3 June 1937, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Ashbel P. Willard Chasteen
1856–1937
Melissa E Riggs
1865–1931
Marriage: 22 May 1885
Ollie Leota Chasteen
1888–1967
Dovie Dee Myrtle Chasteen
1890–1970
Wilbur Sherman Chasteen
1892–1967
Willard Martin Chasteen
1895–1970
Emma Belle Chasteen
1898–
Florence Flossie Chasteen
1901–1986
Flossie L Chasteen
1901–
Bonnie M Chasteen
1904–
Lillian Chasteen
1905–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 May 1885
Titus, Texas, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Amanda Chastain

    Female1854–1900Female

    Ashel F Willard Chastain

    Male1856–Male

    Male1856–1937Male

    Alabama Chastain

    Female1858–Female

    Thomas Chastain

    Male1861–1862Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 0

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 25

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Chastain .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willard Chastain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willard Chasteen in household of Elisah Horton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willard Chasteen in entry for John Edgar Klohr and Florence L Chasteen Martin, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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