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The Barton Historical Society was founded by the
descendants of David Barton and Nancy Barrett and is often associated with "Southern Bartons", with
the "South Carolina Bartons", with the Thomas Barton m Sarah Wilson, and David Barton m Ruth
Oldham families, which are included inThe Barton
Book. However, membership of this society is open to
ALL Barton families, not just the founding families.
Our purpose is:
to conduct genealogical research on the Barton
assemble, preserve and distribute this
and to promote brotherhood, fellowship, and
pride of family.
We have a religious service as a part of each
The Pierre Chastain Family Association was established in 1975 and is dedicated to the
development and preservation of genealogical and historical records and information about Chastain
families. The Chastain name has varied spellings, the most common variations being: Chasteen,
Chastaine, Chesteen, Chastine, Shasteen, Shastine, Chasten, Castine and Shastid.
The Pierre Chastain Family Association maintains historical and genealogical information on
thousands of Chastain descendants. Among the association activities is an annual reunion.
The Owen Family Association was formally organized in 1985. Individual and
group efforts to learn more about the Owen heritage have been going on for generations, but our
association represents the first effort to unite all the Owen branches in working toward common
objectives. All Owen descendants are welcome to the group; as all branches of the Owen
family, wherever they were located, are of interest. Currently the membership stands at 256
families, of which 150 are active. The association publishes a newsletter every three months,
containing analysis of various Owen family relationships as well as queries from any
submitter. There is also a reunion every two years.
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