Susan H. Chastain1,2,3

ID# 16051, (abt 1807 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1807, Virginia4,5,6
Marriage: 14 May 1823, Halifax Co., Virginia, Richard Edmondson (about 1792 - Sep 1859)7,8

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Narrative:

     Susan H. Chastain was born about 1807 in Virginia.4,5,6
     Susan married Richard Edmondson on 14 May 1823 in Halifax Co., Virginia.7,8 Susan and Richard Edmondson appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 24 Oct 1850, reporting real estate valued at $13,000. Their children Richard, William, Henry, Robert, Sarah, Mary and Howell were listed as living with them, as well as 21 slaves.9,10
     She was a farmer by 1860, apparently have taken on responsiblity for the farm after her husband's death.11
     Susan appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 12 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $3500 and personal estate of $15,000. Her children Henry, Sarah, Robert, Mary and Howell were listed as living with her, as well as her widowed daughter, Martha A., and her son, Martha A. Edmondson. There were also 13 slaves listed.3,12
     She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of James D. Clay and Mary C. Edmondson, her daughter and her husband.13
     Susan appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of James D. Clay, the husband of her late daughter Mary.14

Children:
     Children with Richard Edmondson:

  • Martha A. Edmondson15 (29 Apr 1827 - 15 Feb 1907)
  • Richard H. Edmondson16 (abt 1829 - )
  • William Edmondson16 (abt 1831 - )
  • Henry A. Edmondson17,16 (abt 1834 - )
  • Robert H. Edmondson17,16 (abt 1836 - )
  • Sarah R. Edmondson17,16 (abt 1837 - )
  • Mary C. Edmondson17,16,18 (abt 1839 - bef 1880)
  • Howell C. Edmondson17,16 (abt 1845 - )

Citations

  1. [S887] "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850," Ancestry.com, record for Richard Edmundson and Susan Chastain.
  2. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Susan H. Edmondson.
  3. [S1625] Susan H. Edmondson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  4. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 48 and state.
  5. [S1625] Susan H. Edmondson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 54 and state.
  6. [S1614] James Clay household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 67 and state.
  7. [S887] "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850," Ancestry.com, record for Richard Edmundson and Susan Chastain, shows date and county.
  8. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  9. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  10. [S1629] Richard Edmondson, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  11. [S1625] Susan H. Edmondson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  12. [S1617] Susan Edmondson, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule, with Henry's holdings preceding hers.
  13. [S1614] James Clay household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S1604] Jas. D. Clay household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  15. [S1625] Susan H. Edmondson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them in the same household, as if mother and daughter.
  16. [S1634] Richard Edmondson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  17. [S1625] Susan H. Edmondson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as mother and child.
  18. [S1604] Jas. D. Clay household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows Susan as James mother-in-law.