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A Guide to the John Ellis Chaffin Family Bible, 1854
Born in Clinton County, Illinois, to John Elias and Lavinia Ernst Row Chaffin, John Ellis Chaffin (1831-1870) moved to Texas sometime before 1850, where he was a farmer near Limestone County. Chaffin married Sarah Christ on January 5, 1854. The couple eventually had three children, all of whom were born in Texas in the 1850s.
Published in New York by the American Bible Society in 1854, the John Ellis Chaffin Family Bible, 1854, documents births, deaths and marriages in the Chaffin family through handwritten notes in the volume.
This collection is open for research use.
John Ellis Chaffin Family Bible, 1854, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.