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34. Nancy Norvel FOX was born on 29 July 1794 in Virginia.6 She died on 21 July 1859 at the age of 64 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

Nancy Norvel FOX and Joseph CHAFFIN were married on 23 October 1812.6 Joseph CHAFFIN6,15,16, son of Abner CHAFFIN and Jane ?COX, was born on 3 January 1793 in North Carolina.

1820 Census had both a Joseph Chaffin Sr [this man's uncle] and Joseph Chaffin. Joseph was age 16-26. There was no spouse listed, but 4 children under age 10, 2 boys and 2 girls. The enumerated must have failed to place a tick mark for Nancy.

Joseph said to be the son of Abner Chaffin. The land of Benjamin Fox was adjacent to Abner's in Jackson Co.

Land Entry Book in Jackson Co Land Office
Joseph Chaffin enters 100 acres on Cub Hollow so as to include an improvement that Chaffin bought of Samuel Henson. 11 Aug 1835
Joseph Chaffin enters 100 acres on waters of Flins Crk begin on SW corner of his 50 acres tract, South to Abner Chaffins old line; including vacant land between Chaffins line and William Poters [Porter's] line. 2 Aug 1839

1850 Census; Dist #1, Jackson Co TN, p.159b, Household 8: Joseph age 47, b. NC [Joseph was probably 57 instead], Nancy age 56, b. VA, Fox C. age 21, Almire, age 18, and Narvie, age 16. Living next door was William, age 29, married to Barbara J. age 25 with 4 children. In household 7 beginning on the previous page was Abner Chaffin, age 31, wife Elizabeth of the same age with 6 children. William and Abner are likely sons of Joseph & Nancy. Another possible son was a Martin Chaffin, age 37 who was in Dist 11. His wife was Jane and there were 6 children. A Benjamin Chaffin found in Dist 4 is listed in other places as a son.

Benj. Chaffin in 1860 listed as age 46. Wife given was Polly age 35. Nancy age 21, William age 20, John age 16, Malinda age 14, Ann 11, Martha 3 or 5. It would seem Rebecca Lovell died and Benjamin remarried to a Polly. Joseph Chaffin age 67 lives with Benjamin so Nancy is apparently deceased. Almira age 28, probably Benjamin's younger sister and James Stafford age 14 is also in the household.

Nancy Norvel FOX and Joseph CHAFFIN had the following children:



Benjamin Franklin CHAFFIN.



Martha CHAFFIN17 was born on 18 October 1814 in Jackson County, Tennessee.17

Martha married John Birdwell.









Abner H. CHAFFIN17 was born on 15 January 1819 in Jackson County, Tennessee.17

Abner married Elizabeth Young.



William CHAFFIN.



Elizabeth "Betsy" CHAFFIN17 was born in 1823 in Jackson County, Tennessee.17

Betsy married Joseph Stafford.



John K. CHAFFIN17 was born in 1827 in Jackson County, Tennessee.17

John married Sarah Basham.






Almira CHAFFIN was born in 1832 in Tennessee.15



Norvel CHAFFIN was born in 1834 in Tennessee.15,17

This son's name looks almost like Harvie in the 1850 census. It has been transcribed as Narvil, too. I've seen his name online as Narvil Henry. I'll just bet he was named for his maternal grandmother and the name was actually Norvel.