Warren County Tennessee Genealogy & History
Chastain Family Photo Album
The first section of photographs is from an old and tattered photograph album
held by the Chastain family of McMinnville Tennessee. Many of the photographs have deteriorated
beyond repair while others simply are unidentifiable.
Myra Elizabeth Lib Chastain contributed the photographs
in the late 1990s. It appears that Lib Chastain was the keeper of the album. There we see
some photos identified with white ink while a few were appearently identified later in ball
point pen. There are questions regarding a few photos. The Miles
Thomas Chastain, Sr.
photo is identified by a living granddaughter as being Mr.
Vogle but the subject of the photo does not appear to be this
. Also, the Uncle Burley photos appear
to be of two diferent men.
Lib and her brother Ed were living on the old Chastain (aka Chasteen) farm on
Shellsford Road east of McMinnville. Lib died in 2003. Ed is still there with his neice
and her husband. The Chastain home is one of Warren County older homes, started
about 1828; it has had considerable additions since then. Lib believed that the farm was
obtained from the Burleson family ca1828, however, no deed records have been found to
The second section of photographs contains a few newer
From the Old Album
Columbia School (12th Dist.) 1909, 78k.
Detail of teacher, 17k
Dark Hollow - 1911, 86k.
Detail of teacher, 17k
Dibrell Graduates 1914, 95k
Dibrell, 88k (from a poor
Vernon School 90k
Center, 65k (from a very poor quality original) Large
Family and Friends
Miles Thomas Chastain, Sr. 40k
Miles Thomas Chastain, Sr. 67k
Mariah B. Chastain (Mariah Burleson
Chastain, wife of Miles Chastain, Sr.)
Burleson Chastain 43k
Chastain Family, Nancy, Thomas, Maria, Robert, and Mary Belle.
Miles Thomas Chastain, Jr. Baby picture. 30k
Edna Parlee Chastain (from a very deteriorated
Mary Rice Chastain (detail from a very faded print)
Uncle Burley and Aunt Maggie
Logan Watley and Jenny Smoot Watley
Logan Watley, Marshall Curtis
Ellen Rice Lucas
Aunt Artie Lucas, Jim
Rev. John Butler. From an engraving?
Bill Evans, child photograph.
The Venus Dodson Family
Everett, Edna, and Gentry [Dodson], (children).
Maria Chastain Dodson
Everett Dodson, baby photograph.
Allie Dodson Johnson
Christia Dodson, Dee Christian
Virgil Farless, Oscar Martin, Charlie Cunningham, Christia Dodson
Haskell Cunningham, Waymon McGee
Richard Madewell 28k
Dora & Sam Bocook
Aunt Liz Saulisbury & Relatives
Milus Goodson 20k
Frank Williams [+ 1]
Sophia Williams, Mary Clark
Mary Clark and Mary Clark
Oscar Harris, Henry Adams
Albert & Bige Crain
Davis DeBard and his Dog
Unidentified 5, child photograph.
On the Collins River
Shellsford Sawmill (from a very poor quality
A Few Newer Chastain Family Photographs
Chastain Home, 1992
Sunday at the Chastains, 1992
Logan Darnell Watley, 1992. (Son of Logan Watley)
Lib Chastain and Fred Smoot, 1996
James E. Jim Cantrell, killed in Iraq, 2005
Webpage Compiled by Fred Smoot, 2005
This page last updated on Sunday, March 24, 2013