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305. James Ridley CHAFFIN was born on 12 February 1898 in Wilson County, Tennessee. He died on 2 October 1984 at the age of 86 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.

The 1900 census has James R. Chaffin born Feb 1897, age 3.

15 Sept 1918, World War I Draft Registration
James Ridley Chappin of Rt. 3, Gainesboro TN was age 20, born 12 Feb 1898. He was Farming for C. F. Chappin who was his nearest relative. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, black hair

James Ridley CHAFFIN and Roxie Bellezora PIPPIN were married on 28 February 1919 in Jackson County, Tennessee.126 Roxie Bellezora PIPPIN147, daughter of KINCHEN PIPPIN and GENEVA DELL "JENNIE" DENNIS, was born on 20 April 1900 in Jackson County, Tennessee.127 She died on 31 August 1998 at the age of 98 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.140,144

Roxie was born six months after her father died.

1910 Census, Putnam Co TN. Wade Dyer, age 24, married 2 years. Ealia, age 21. One child, Bascum age 9 months. Roxey Pippin, Sister in law, age 12, is living with them.

Roxie and James Chaffin were married by J. W. Chaffin, JP, 28 Feb 1919, Jackson Co, TN. Digital image on Tennesse State Marriages database,

1920 Census. Bois D'Arc, Montgomery Co, Illinois, Hh 78
Andy Pippin, age 22
Sophia, wife 18
Orville, son, 1 year, 1 month, b. IL
James Chaffin, brother-in-law, age 22
Roxie, Sister-in-law, age 20
Dorothy, niece, listed as 0 months, b. IL

1930 Census. District 12, Jackson Co, TN, Hh 111
James Chaffins, age 32, married at age 20, b. TN, parents b. TN, farm laborer
Roxie B., wife, age 29, married at 17, b. TN, parents b. TN
Dorothy, 10. Glenn, 9. Evelyn, 8. Mildred T., 7. Lois M., 2. Lonia, 1 yr 5 mo.

Found the following letter to my mother-in-law from her aunt Roxie:
Chestnut Mound, Ten..
Dec. 8 1932
Mrs. Lois Haden
My Dearest Niece
I will ans. your letter recd recently. sure was glad to hear from you. sure am proud of my new nephew in law. I wish you all good luck and above ever thing a long and happy life. I know your dad and mother will miss you so much. You must excuse me for not writing you sooner but goodness you dont have any idea what I have to do all the children going to school I have ever thing to do. I know it is great fun for you to keep house I enjoyed house keeping when I was first married I could keep ever thing so nice but Gee I cant now with so many babies. yesterday was Dorothys birthday she was (13) she is taller than I am. Well it will soon be Xmas I'm sure santa will never think of me. I guess you got lots of nice presents you ask if I heard from the other folk. Not very often. I had a letter from Andy last week the first time in a year. his address is Radcliffe, Iowa, Rt. 2.
Your Aunt Hatties the best I remembers i 520 E. Center St. Girard Ill.
Ova. Girard Ill Rt#2
Etta. Bloomington Spgs Rt. #1, Tenn
No Lois I havent a single picture I could send you you will just have to come and see me I am so ugly I never have a picture made you must send me one of yours an Wm Charles You must be sure to come to see us we would be so proud. it is so seldom I ever see any of me people I dont feel like I have any folks. I guess I had better close for this time. write me often I enjoy reading your letters. give my kindest regards to the Honey bunch of yours love to you both and wish you a merry xmas
Your loving Aunt Roxie
by by
excuse bad writing

1940 Census. 12th Civil Dist, Smith Co, TN, Hh 96
James R. Chaffin, 42, b. TN
Roxie B., wife, 40, b. TN
Dorthy, dau, 20
Gleyn, son, 19
Evelyn L., dau, 18
Mildred L., dau, 17
Lois M., dau, 12
Loneta L., dau, 11
Dalton, son, 9
James D., son, 1

Interestingly in the 1969 City Directory for Dallas TX, there is a couple of similar name - but if so, they returned to Tennessee.
Chaffin, James M. (Roxie) living at 805 W. Greenbriar Lane.

Buried Memorial Gardens, Wilson County, TN

ROXIE CHAFFIN - Social Security
Residence: 37087 Lebanon, Wilson, TN
Born 20 Apr 1900 Last Benefit:
Died 31 Aug 1998 Issued: TN (1967)
The index of Social Security Applications on Ancestry - shows her name as Roxie Bellezora (Pippin) Chaffin, father was Kinch Pippin, mother Genevia Dennis. Dates of birth and death are the same.

James Ridley CHAFFIN and Roxie Bellezora PIPPIN had the following children:



Dorothy Irene CHAFFIN.









Mildred CHAFFIN.






Lonetta CHAFFIN.