The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives

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Chinn Family

First Generation

Perry Chinn was born in 1763 in Stafford County VA, doubtless a descendant of the large and prolific Chinn family of northern Virginia, but we don't know his parents' names. He married Elizabeth Evans before 1789, and probably in the early 1790s moved with her to North Carolina, settling in the part of Surry County that later became Yadkin. After her death he married Elizabeth Carr. He died in 1847 and is buried in a family graveyard in Yadkin County.

Second Generation

Children of Perry Chinn and Elizabeth Evans
Rawleigh Chinn (ca. 1789-?) m. Elizabeth Gough
Mary Chinn m. Edmon Phillips
James Chinn m. Sally Williams
Susannah Chinn m. Isaac Ridings
Elizabeth Chinn
Catherine Chinn m. George Brinkley
Perry Chinn (ca. 1810-?) m. 1) Elizabeth Oglesby, 2) Mary ?, widow Allen
John Hudson Chinn (1811-1845) m. Margaret Ann Cuthrell (1818-1910)
Dicey (Loadicea?) Chinn
Francis (Frances?) Chinn
Elisha Chinn
Jesse Chinn m. Sarah Ridings

Previously we listed Catherine's husband as George Binkley, with a link to our Binkley page. We now think he was a Brinkley, a different family.

Most of the children in this family left NC and moved west. See for additional information.

Third Generation

Children of John Hudson Chinn and Margaret Ann Cuthrell
Elizabeth Virginia Chinn (1840-1915) m. Samuel T. Naylor (1840-1920)
Mary Eliza Chinn (1842-1917) m. William Lafayette Brown (1831-1899)
James Thomas Chinn (b. & d. 1844)
John Hudson Chinn Jr. (1845-1934) m. Lydia Eleanor Austin (1846-1932)


Mary Eliza Chinn Brown's family Bible

North Carolina marriage bonds

The Branch, Harris, Jarvis, and Chinn Book: A Family Outline, composed by members of these families, and brought together in this form by Benjamin H. Branch, Jr., 1963, University Microfilms.

The Heritage of Yadkin County, publ. by Yadkin Co. Historical Society, Yadkinville NC 1981

Vogt, John, and T. William, Kethley, Jr., compilers (1990). Stafford County, Virginia Tithables. Quit Rents, Personal Property Taxes and Related Lists and Petitions, 1723-1790, in two volumes. Iberian Publishing Co., Athens GA

Dorman, John Frederick, compiler, Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, vol. 18

Census records for Surry and Davie Counties, NC

Personal communications from Jo Sipling Harris, Heather Hart, Bob Heil, and Chris Robinson

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

Elizabeth Harris

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