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.
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:
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