1730/35 Adam Chisholm b. abt 1730/35 of Union Co, SC

Adam Chisholm was b. abt 1730/35 likely in Hanover Co, Va. Based on the ages and names of his children, it appears he may have been married twice. The names of his wife or wives are not known at this time.

Spouse: Appears to be a “Watson” – unknown first name – I have created a placeholder for an “Elizabeth” Watson which is a fictional name to review the records of Theophilus Watson who appears to be Adam Chisholm’s father-in-law based on him naming a son “Theophilus Watson Chisholm”. His presumed father-in-law’s records can be found here:

(Note: I am guessing his age at this point, but due to his son David Chisholm being b. around 1764, this puts Adam Chisholm’s year of birth most likely before 1730/35 based on records in Louisa County, Va). 

(Note: FYI, I have seen excerpts from “The Chisz” by John D. Chisholm Jr that have been posted online, but have not been able to obtain an actual copy of his book. If you have a copy of his actual book and can forward the “documentation” via photocopies of the pages that show the deeds, wills, and other records that are cited in his book related to the Hanover/Louisa Co, Va group of Chisholms, please forward a copy of the pages – or a copy of the citations to records regarding the Hanover/Louisa County, Va Chisholms. The book itself is no longer for sale it appears.).

Parents:

Unknown – there are 2 lines of Chisholm families in Virginia that Adam Chisholm may have descended from.  YDNA tests of confirmed male descendants of Adam Chisholm of Union Co, SC could help place him in the correct line.

Hanover/Louisa County, Virginia Chisholms:  Based on relationships to others from Louisa County, Virginia while he lives in Union County, SC, it appears most likely that his father is Adam Chisholm the Jacobite who immigrated to Virginia in 1716.

Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC has multiple transactions in Union County, SC with Obadiah Trimmier, John Watson, and Obadiah Watson – all three who came from Louisa County, Virginia. Many of his records also involved Henderson and Lipscomb family members who also appear to have come from Louisa County, Virginia.

Adam Chisholm who immigrated in 1716 is the top choice of most trees as the paternal line for Adam Chisholm of Union Co, SC (I tend to agree with this line and believe Adam Chisholm of Union Co, SC is likely the son of Adam Chisholm of Hanover Co, Va – but there are no documents verifying their relationship:

Amelia County, Virginia Chisums: Another line of research claims Adam Chisholm as a descendant of the Amelia County, Virginia family of Chisums. This cannot be discounted out of hand since both families were together in Halifax County, Virginia – if this is the case then it is possible that John Chisum b. abt 1704 may be the father of Adam Chisholm. A YDNA result from male Chisholm/Chism descendants of Adam Chisholm could help determine which line Adam Chisholm of Union Co, SC descends from.  The earliest known patriarch of the Amelia County, Virginia group is John Chisum:

Children: 

Siblings: (Not confirmed)

Pages for States and Counties: 

Pages for Chisholm individuals:  

Watson Family Pages:

Trimmier Family Pages:

See also: 

FACTS and SOURCES:

HANOVER COUNTY, VA/LOUISA COUNTY, VA FACTS AND SOURCES:

Based on the age of Adam Chisholm’s son, David Chisholm b. abt 1764, we know that Adam Chisholm most likely was at least 20 years old when David Chisholm was born – placing Adam Chisholm’s year of birth before 1744. The following records and deeds show Adam Chisholm on an account at a store in Hanover County in 1756, and witnessing two separate deeds in 1760 and 1764 in Louisa County, Virginia. This may be the Adam Chisholm of this page – OR they may be deeds that were witnessed by Adam Chisholm who immigrated to York County, Virginia in 1716.

(Note: There are two gaps in time in the records – the elder Adam Chisholm is seen in records until 1745 – then there is an 11 year gap from 1745 to 1756 until we see the following records from 1756-1768 in Hanover/Louisa – then there is a 14 year gap from 1768 until 1782 when the younger Adam shows up again in Amelia County, Va.  Research is still ongoing – so additional records may uncover where each Adam was during these time-periods).

The following records from 1756-1768 could possibly be either the elder or younger Adam Chisholm – the records themselves do not indicate which one it is – for now I have assumed these are for the younger Adam – as new records are uncovered, this page will be updated.

1756-1768 ADAM CHISHOLM RECORDS IN HANOVER/LOUISA COUNTIES, VA

1756 Aug 12 – Partridge Store Accounts: Mr George Sanders. Jan 1; Apr 19; May 17; Aug 12 (pd Adam Chisholm). Hanover Co, Va.
MAGAZINE OF VIRGINIA GENEALOGY, VOL. Vol 25, Number 1
Ancestry.com. Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6131/images/VGS_1987_01_01_0038?ssrc=&backlabel=Return&queryId=75c5857bf3cd6332a35e1d0dd2fdcd0e&pId=517506086&rcstate=VGS_1987_01_01_0038%3A1874%2C330%2C2101%2C368

The following entries in 1760 and 1764 are where Adam Chisholm witnesses deeds located on Gold Mine Creek and Duckinghole Creek in Louisa County, Virginia. This area is marked on the map below in the northern part of Louisa County.

Map of Louisa at Ducking Hole Cr w Gold Mine Cr

Map of Louisa at Ducking Hole Cr w Gold Mine Cr

1760 June 17 – Deed bk C, p. 30-31 Louisa Co, VA. Wm Terrell Mills of Lunenburg Co.; merchants to Thomas Paulett of Louisa Co.; Planter, L120; 300 acres on Goldmine Creek… Col. Symes corner. Wm Terell Mills. Wit: Rich’d Phillips, Jno. Jouett, Adam ChisholmRandolph Watson. 26 Aug 1760 proved by oaths of all the witnessees.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSK3-N?i=123&cat=281398

1764 June 12 – Book: C1/2, Page: 28-30, Louisa Co, VA.  Grantor: Henry Edwards and Mary his wife, Grantee: William Trice, Date: 12-Jun-1764
Henry Edwards and Mary his wife of Louisa Co. to William Trice of same Co.; #85 for 200 acres on Duckinghole Creek on the bank of the Creek in Daniels line and Thomasons line. Sig. Harry Edwards and Mary Edwards (X) wit. Adam Chisholm and John Byars.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKF-X?i=23&cat=281398 

1766 Aug 11 – William Beckley v Francis Beckley v Adam Chisholm p. 14
Judgt for 1.7.6 pounds, 61 and 3/4 w tobacco costs and law fee.
Order book 1742-1748 Order book, v. 3 1760-1774, 1742-1743. Louisa Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PR5R?i=165&cat=400438

1766 Sept 8 – Thomas Johnson Gent v Adam Chisholm p 19
Debt. Judt according to bond plt staying eno 3 months, for 5.18.10 pounds to be discharged by the payment of the sum of 2:19.5 & costs.
Order book 1742-1748 Order book, v. 3 1760-1774, 1742-1743. Louisa Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PR5S?i=167&cat=400438

1767 March 10 – Thomas Foster, plt agst Adam Chisholm, deft } In Debt. This suit is contd. p. 16
Order books 1766-1782. Louisa Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PYZG?i=34&cat=400438

1768 Apr 13 – Andrew Cochran & Co v Adam Chisholm jdgt, p 144
In Debt } Present Charles Barrett Gent. This day came the plft by their attorney and the said Deft being again solemnly called and not but made default therefore its considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said Deft and Willia Johnson Gent …. for 9 pounds 5 shillings current money (the debt in the declaration mentioned and also the costs by them in this behalf expended and the sd deft in mercy ext. But, this judgment (except the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of 4 pounds 12 shillings and 5 pence current money with legal interest thereon from the 8th day of July 1765 till the time of payment.
Order books 1766-1782. Louisa Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PYXK?i=98&cat=400438

1768 Apr 13 – Thomas Foster pltf v. Adam Chisholm deft } In Debt, p 155
… This day came the partys by their attys and the said Deft pleads that the pltf his action afsd thereof against him ought not to have and maintain because he saith that he hath well and truly paid to the said pltf the said 6 pounds in the declaration mentioned according to the form and effect of the said writing obligatory and of this putteth himself upon the country and the said plaintiff doth likewise the same. Therefore let a jurey thereof come at the next Court etc.
Order books 1766-1782. Louisa Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PYZR?i=103&cat=400438

1768 Aug 20 – Thomas Foster v Adam Chisholm } In Debt p 228
This day came the partys by their attorneys and the said Defendant relinquishing his former plea saith that he canno gainsay the plaintiffs action for 6 pounds current money, therefore its considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the same and also his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendant in mercy, etc.
Order books 1766-1782. Louisa Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PBKD?i=140&cat=400438

Some time prior to 1782 Adam Chisholm moves to Halfax County, Virginia:

Adam Chisholm moves to Halifax Co, Va

Adam Chisholm moves to Halifax Co, Va

HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: 

Records in Halifax County, Virginia show that Adam Chisholm has moved to that county by 1782, and has his son David Chisholm with him there.  In 1783 we see Adam Chisholm purchase 100 acres of land. In 1786 we see him sell 100 acres and a 13 acre tract of land (at this time I haven’t located the deed showing when he purchased the 13 acres – possibly prior to 1782). 

1782 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm 1 free male, 2 slaves, 5 horses, 0 mules, 7 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS47-C?i=12&cat=776119

1783 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 3 slaves under 16, 5 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS47-R?i=25&cat=776119

1783 May Court – Estate of Thomas Finney.
In obedence to the worshipfull Court of Halifax – February Court 1783) W the subscribers being first sworn hath apprais’d the within Estate of of Thomas Finneas in manner as followeth.
Adam Chisholm, Christopher Roberson, William Gates (appraisers)
The appraisment of Thomas Finneys Estate. Vis.
To 2 horses …. 7.10…
To 12 neet cattle …. 15.5…
To 3 Bells …. 7….6
To Hammers etc …. …2.6
To a pasel of peuter …. 6….
To a pasel of old iron …. 18….
To 1 pot and hooks …. 4….
To 1 saddle & leather …. 12….
To Churn …. 0.4…
To beds firnuter & waring cloths …. 5….
To 5 houghs …. 2.4…
To a pasel of old casks …. 13.6
To one wheel & chest …. 12….
To 6 Hougs …. 4.10…
To one vuale …. …..4
To 2 rawhides …. ..12..
To one gun …. ..15..
At a Court held for Halifax County the 15th day of May 1783 this Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Thos. Finney deceased was returned & the same was ordered to be recorded. Test Geo. Carrington, CHC
Will Book No. 2, With Inventories Accounts Etc. 1783-1792. p. 5. Halifax County, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-3SXD?i=437&cat=417646

1783 Feb 21 – Adam Chisholm fr Benjamin Vaughan, Deed bk 12, p 335. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Benjamin Vaughan late of the Parish of Antrim and County of Halfix of the one part and Adam Chisholm of the parish and County aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of __ thousand five hundred pounds … to the said Benjamin Vaughan in hand paid by the said Adam Chisholm … discharge unto the said Adam Chisholm … land situate lying and being in the Parish and County afsd on both sides of the Upper Fork of Terrible Creek containing by estimation 100 acres … purchased by the said Benjamin Vaughan of Thomas Elliott being part of 800 acres land surveyed for Richard Echols in two surveys and granted unto Anthony Griffin by letters patent … the 16th day of August 1756 … bounded by the lines and adjoining the lands of James McCraw, William Green, William Robertson, Fontaines ___ and John Phelps …
Signed: Ben. Vaughan
Wit: James McCraw, John Murphey, William Maxey, Edward Wells.
(Proved and ordered to be recorded on July 17, 1783) (NOTE: Unfortunately the deed available online doesn’t give the exact price paid for this land, but it is at least 1500 pounds paid for this 100 acres of land – which seems like a high price for the time for 100 acres.  Looking at Terrible Creek, the beginning of Terrible Creek starts at the County Seat of Halifax, Va – and heads northwest from there. If the land was close to the city, maybe it was more valuable due to the location.  Either way, it seems like 1500 pounds for 100 acres is quite a bit for a person about 29-30 years of age – if Adam was born in 1753.  Another concern is where has Adam been prior to his records in Halifax Co, Va? It is possible he was in Hanover Co, Va – where most of the records are gone – additional tax records prior to 1782 may be available in Hanover that may answer this question).  
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-L?i=197&cat=406522

The upper fork of Terrible Creek described in the deed is likely referring to Little Terrible Creek – as that is the only major fork feeding Terrible Creek.  This is likely the area where Adam Chisholm lived while in Halifax County, Virginia.

Adam Chisholm land on upper fork of Terrible Creek

Adam Chisholm land on upper fork of Terrible Creek

1783 July Court – Adam Chisholm v Vaughan Order bk 10, p 360. Halifax Co, Va
… A deed from Benjamin Vaughan to Adam Chisholm was proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said Benjamin and the same is ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T979-G?i=430&cat=401169

1784 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm, David Chisholm, Duke – 2 tithes, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS43-N?i=60&cat=776119

1784 July 25 – Last Will and Testament of Thomas Farnbrough.
-son Thomas Farnbrough –
-son Anderson Farnborough –
-dau Salley –
-son William –
-wife Mary –
Executrix/Executor – wife Mary, son William
Wits: Adam Chisholm, Drucilla Phelps, John Phelps, William Gates, Chisley Gates, Dulender Buckner.
(Proved up in Halifax County on 25th Sept 1791 by Mary & William Farnbrough)
Bond with Henry Bass and George Robertson their securities according to law
Will Book No. 2, With Inventories Accounts Etc. 1783-1792. p. 465. Halifax County, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-33Q7?i=669&cat=417646

1785 A List of White Persons and Houses taken in the County of Halifax County, Virginia in 1785
Adam Chisholm, whites 7, dwelling house log wall 24 by 16, Barn 20 by 20, Cabbins 5.
https://archive.org/details/southsidevirgini4198586/page/58/mode/2up?q=Chis&view=theater

1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 8 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS4S-M?i=73&cat=776119

1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
David Chishum – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses, 2 cattle  (Note: Indicating son David Chisholm is 21 now on his own tithe)
James Chism – 1 tithe, 5 horses, 9 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS4M-B?i=74&cat=776119

1786 Feb 14 Henry Barnes from Adam Chizholm & Bartlet Gwinn, Deed bk 14, p 535. Halifax Co, Va
… between Adam Chizholm and Bartlet Gwin of the one part and Henry Barnes of the other … in consideration of the sum of 125 pounds … to the said Adam Chizholm and Bartlett Gwinn … confirm unto the said Henry Barnes .. land whereon the said Adam Chizholm now lives and which he purchased of Benjamin Vaughan by Deed … containing by estimation 100 acres … bounded by the lines of James McCraw, John Coleman (formerly Fountain), William Robertson, and the sd Gwin … also one other divident of land containing by estimation 13 acres be the same more or less (being part of a larger tract of land granted unto the said Bartlett Gwinn by patent) adjoining to the former tract or dividend on the Northwest part thereof and bounded by William Robertsons lines on the West and along the said lines to the first branch … to the said Chizholms line … with all singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Henry Barnes his heirs and assigns forever …
Signed: Adam Chisholm, Bartlett Gwinn
Wit: James McCraw & Chisom, William P Green, William Robertson, John Bailey
(as to Chisholm
Almond Gwinn & Bartlett
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-SQRK?i=275&cat=406522

ADAM CHISHOLM OF UNION COUNTY, SC’S YEAR OF BIRTH & CHILDREN:

Adam Chisholm’s home in Union County, South Carolina was at Grindal Shoals, where he first appears to have purchased land along with John Watson in 1786 from John Grindal. His daughter Nancy Chisholm married John Smith, son of Abraham Smith of Smiths Ford. Abraham Smith had moved from his ancestral home at Smiths Ford down to Thickety Creek – close to Adam Chisholm’s home at Grindal Shoals.

John Smith and wife Nancy Chisholm Smith had one known daughter, Elizabeth Smith – who married Drury B. Going/Goyen – who was born and raised near his family home at/near Lockhart Shoals (located near the corner where Union, York, and Chester Counties all converge).

Adam Chisholm's home in Union Co, SC

Adam Chisholm’s home in Union Co, SC – Grindal Shoals

Age & Children of Adam Chisholm: 

In reviewing Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC the research on this particular individual did not appear to have been complete. (Based on my review of what is available online). The records of his son David indicate David was born by 1764 or before – indicating Adam’s year of birth is likely 1743 or before – the records of Louisa County, Virginia indicate that this Adam Chisholm was likely born between 1730/35.

Note: Prior researchers estimated Adam’s year of birth to be about 1753 (but they had not put together the records showing David Chisholm of Union Co, SC and Halifax Co, Va was his son). There are no birth or baptism records that have been found for Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC that I have seen – so any statement about his age is an estimate (including my own). 

The first record reviewed in Union County, SC that helps reveal Adam Chisholm’s age is David Chisholm’s will written in 1791 in Union County, SC and probated in 1792.

The following records confirm that David Chisholm who wrote his will in 1791 and died some time in 1792 in Union Co, SC was the son of Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC. See:

1791 Dec 27 – Pkg. #34 Estate of David Chisholm Union County, SC
Will of David Chisholm. Written : 27 Dec 1791. Recorded : 6 Apr 1792.
“In the Name of God Amen
David Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union, being weak and low in Body, but of Perfect mind and memory; make this my last will and Testament,
… First, I desire to be buryed in a Christian like manner, and after my Funeral expences are paid.
The remainder of my Temporal Estate I bequeath and dispose of in the following manner (To Wit):
… I desire that all my just debts to be paid.
… I next bequeath to my father all the cash I have in hand together with what money I have lent out,
… The ballance of my Estate I bequeath to my Brothers and Sister, to be disposed of an divided in the following manner,
… My negroes (ToWit) Lewis and Fanny her child and all her increase to remain, untill my brother Samuel arives to the age of 10 years, and then to be equally divided,
… and my stock of every kind to be disposed of at the discretion of my executors,
… and the moneys arising therefrom together with all ballances, arising from debts due me except the above mentioned lent money, to be equally divided, amongst my Brothers and Sister,
… I constitute and appoint my well beloved friends John Henderson & Obadiah Trimmier and my brother William my whole and sole executors of this my last will and Testament, ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 27th day of December in the year of our Lord 1791.
Signature: David Chisholm
Signed Seal’d published and Declar’d to be his last Will & Testament in the Presence of us: Charles Green, Jesse Mabry, John Beckham Junr
Proved in Open Court the 3d day April 1792 and Admnr Granted. Ben. Haile, DC.
“South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FNK9-8?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-GP6%3A190569301%2C190568402%2C191255802%2C191306801 : 21 May 2014), Union > Probate Court, Probate records > 1777-1961 > Box 01, Packages 1-67 > image 200 of 416; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia. (Pkg. 34).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FNK9-8?i=199&cc=1911928&cat=443574

(NOTE: The above will names 2 brothers of this particular David Chisholm – 1) Samuel Chisholm named as his brother who is under 10 years of age at the time the will is written, and 2) William Chisholm who is over 21 years of age and named as David Chisolm’s brother and as an executor in David Chisholm’s will.)

1791 David Chisholm will in Union Co SC

1791 David Chisholm will in Union Co SC

David Chisholm’s will directs that his “negroes and stock” are to be disposed of when his brother “Samuel arrives at the age of 10 years”. We find the distributions of David’s “negroes and stock” taking place in 1797, meaning Samuel has turned 10 years of age in 1797. This places Samuel Chisholm’s year of birth at 1787. Executors of David Chisholm’s will are Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm – who witness or are involved in the following 3 transactions in 1797 related to David Chisholm’s “negroes and stock” from his estate:

1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm, bk D, p 534. Union Co, SC
… I Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union have for and in consideration of 50 pounds … sell and deliver unto Watson Chisholm one negroe boy named Ned, and one named Stephen …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-GQVW-C?i=466&cat=340217

1797 March 6 – John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm to The’s W Chisholm p 206 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… we John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm … sold and delivered unto The’s W Chisholm one negro woman by the name of Fanny she being part of the property of the estate of David Chisholm decd …
Signed: John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier, William Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes, William Henderson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C959-69VH?i=239&cat=341333

1797 March 7 – Adam Chisholm & Watt Chisholm re Est of David Chisholm, bk E, p 31-33 Union Co, SC
State of South Carolina, Union County} 18 months after date I promise to pay unto William Chisholm, Obediah Trimier and John Henderson, executors of the Last Will and Testament of David Chisholm Deceased … the full and just sum of 138 pounds 11 shillings with lawful interest from the date if not punctually paid it being for value received by one for the secure payment of which I pledge oblige and make chargable all that plantation whereon I now live containing 80 acres … also the following negroes viz: one woman named Cate about 28 years of age, on lad named Lewis about 20 years of age, one girl named Clary about 4 years old, and one girl named Milley about 4 months old unto the said William Chisholm, Obediah Trimur and John Henderson … and the above mentioned 4 negroes for the secure payment of the afsd 138 pounds 11 shillings sterling …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandes, William Henderson, John Beckham Jr
By the oath of H Farnandes proven in open Court and recorded June 2, 1797.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-GQVQ-4?i=511&cat=340217
I do hereby acknowledge that I have received of John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm the sum of 75 pounds sterling of the estate of David Chisholm deceased and upon a final settlement if should appear that I have received more than my legacy, I hereby promise to return to the said John Henderson, Obediah Trimur and William Chisholm such ballance as may appear due from me to said estate.
Signed: Watt Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-GQVQ-4?i=511&cat=340217
1797 June 2 – Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union acknowledge myself indebted to John Henderson, Obediah Trimmer and William Chisholm executors of the estate of David Chisholm deceased in the sum of 55 pounds sterling to be levyed of my goods and chattles lands and tenaments if the said Adam Chisholm shall fail in the condition under written.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Nancy Chisholm daughter of the above named Adam Chisholm being now under age, did on the 4th of this instant purchase of the above executors one negro girl named Lucinda the property of the above estate at the price of 55 pounds no if the said Nancy Chisholm when she arives at the age of 18 years comply with the terms of sale and with the true intent and meaning thereof then the above obligation to be void as else to remain in full force in law.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandis, John Beckham
By the oath of Henry Farnandis and recorded the 2 June 1797.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-GQV7-4?i=512&cat=340217

(Note: This conveance verifies that Adam Chisholm has a daughter named Nancy Chisholm that is not yet 18 years of age in 1797. Notice also that David Chisholm’s 1791 Will talks about his “brothers” and “sister” singular.  It appears that Adam Chisholm had just one daughter. It also confirms that Watt Chisholm was one of the legatees of David Chisholm – meaning he was another brother of David’s). 

Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC is the only Chisholm in this family line, or in the area of Union/Chester/York/Spartanburg Counties that has a son named “Samuel Chisholm” that is born near the year of 1787.

Adam Chisholm’s probate paperwork (see below) verifies that he has a son named Samuel Chisholm. As the Samuel Chisholm in David’s will is David and William Chisholm’s brother, and Adam Chisholm is the father of Samuel Chisholm – this means Adam Chisholm is the father of David Chisholm who died in 1792 in Union County, and is also father of William Chisholm who was executor of David’s will, and father of Samuel Chisholm who turned 10 years of age in 1787 as show in Adam’s probate records below.

David Chisholm is not mentioned in Adam Chisholm’s probate paperwork as David Chisholm died in 1792 unmarried and without issue. William Chisholm is unaccounted for as well in the probate papers at the time of this writing, but it appears he too may have died prior to Adam Chisholm’s probate in 1817 – (or William Chisholm may have moved from the State, and may have received his share of his father’s estate prior to moving from the area). Relvant parts of Adam Chisholm’s probate paperwork can be seen here:

1817 October 17 – South Carolina, Union District}
By William Rice Ordinary of said District
Whereas Elijah Dawkins hath applied to me for Letters of Administration on all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm late of the district aforesaid, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary’s Court for the said District, to be holden at Union Court House on the 1st Monday of November next to shew cause, if any, why the said administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and in the Fortisecond year of American Independence.
Wm Rice, Ordy.
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1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril … (Note: Nancy Chisholm wife of John Smith is legatee of Adam Chisholm dec’d and is demanding an accounting of her father Adam Chisholm’s estate, as she has not received her distriubution. This is the same Nancy Chisholm that her father Adam Chisholm made a conveyance to in 1797 above when she was still under 18 years of age)
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
….. Elijah Dawkins admr in account with the Legatees of the Estate of Adam Chisholm dec’d
John Chisholm  (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm – (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
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Samuel Chisholm – (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
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Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina; Probate records, Box 8, packages 1-41 Probate records, Box 9, packages 1-38, Miscellaneous probate records, 1777-1866, index, 1777-1961 (Package 9-14)
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Adam Chisholm’s probate paperwork complete’s his “known” children as:

1) David Chisholm b. abt 1764– d. 1792 (based on David’s will and probate)

2) William Chisholm b. abt 1768– d. ? (based on David’s will and probate)

3) Theophilus Watson Chisholm b. abt. 1773- d. 1800 (David’s will and probate plus Theophilus’ probate).

4) John Chisholm b. abt. 1777– d. ? (based on Adam’s probate)

5) Nancy Chisholm b. abt. 1780– d. abt. 1849 (based on David’s will and probate, based on Adam’s conveyance to her in 1797, and based on Adam’s probate where she demands an accounting of her father’s estate)

6) Obediah Chisholm b. abt. 1785– d. Sept. 1849 (based on Adam’s probate)

7) Samuel Chisholm b. 1787– d. ?  (based on Adam’s probate)

We know David Chisholm, son of Adam, was born by 1764 or before based on Adam Chisholm’s and David Chisholm’s personal property tax returns/tithes in Halifax County, Va – where they lived just prior to moving to Union Co, SC in 1786 (See following):

1784 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm, David Chisholm, Duke – 2 tithes, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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1785 A List of White Persons and Houses taken in the County of Halifax County, Virginia in 1785
Adam Chisholm, whites 7, dwelling house log wall 24 by 16, Barn 20 by 20, Cabbins 5.
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1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 8 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
David Chishum – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses, 2 cattle (Note: Indicating son David Chisholm is 21 now on his own tithe/tax)
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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David Chisholm is on Adam Chisholm’s tithe/tax list in 1784, and then David Chisholm shows up on his own tax list entry in 1785 – indicating he is now no longer considered a minor (has turned 21 years of age).

Since David Chisholm, son of Adam Chisholm was b. abt. 1764, his father Adam Chisholm most likely was born around 20 years before that by 1744 or before.

We know this is not David Chisholm Jr son of David Chisholm Sr in Hanover County, Va – because David Chisholm Jr is alive beyond 1791 – and shows up in Hanover County, Va on tax lists for the first time in 1796. His 1810 US Census entry in Chester Co, SC places his age at 26-44, meaning he is no older than b. 1776 – too young to the the David Chisholm who was with Adam Chisholm in Halifax Co, Va. (See following):

1796 Tithe and tax lists – Hanover Co, Va
Thomas Chisholm 1 tithe, 4 slaves above 16, 1 horse
John Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
David Chisholm Jr 1 tithe, 1 horse
Walter Chisholm Sr 1 tithe, 2 slaves above 16, 4 horses
Nimrod Chisholm 1 tithe
____(page torn) Chisholm Jr 3 tithes, 1 slave over 12, 8 slaves above 16, 7 horses
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1803.
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1800 Tithe and tax lists – Hanover Co, Va
John Chisholm’s estate – 0 tithes, 3 slaves above 16
Walter Chisholm (son D) – 1 tithe, 2 slaves above 12, 7 slaves above 16, 4 horses
David Chisholm Sr 1 tithe
David Chisholm Jr 1 tithe, 1 slave above 12, 3 slaves above 16, 1 horse
Thomas Chisholm 1 tithe, 4 slaves above 16, 5 horses
Alexander Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 slaves above 16, 3 horses
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1803.
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1810 US Census Chester, SC Name: David Chisholme
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Chester, Chester, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 25
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 30
Year: 1810; Census Place: Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Roll: 60; Page: 519; Image: 00272; Family History Library Film: 0181419
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Records in Hanover County, Va verify that David Chisholm Jr, son of David Chisholm Sr, moved to Chester Co, SC by 1808 confirmed in Louisa County Va deeds:

1808 Feb 16 – David Chisholm to Lawrence Foster, bk L, p 265. Louisa Co, Va
… between David Chisholm of Chester Dist, South Carolina of the one part and Lawrence Foster of Louisa County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 64 pounds, 12 shillings and 9 pence … paid by Lawrence Foster … sell and confirm unto him the said Lawrence Foster … land … in the County of Louisa … on the waters of Newfound River containing by estimation 48 acres and 1/4 … on the road at the head of Newfound River …. to a corner maple on Plant … joining Cawley … joining the lands of Col. John Mayo, William Cauley, and Jennings Plant …
Signed: David Chisholm
Wit: Thomas Gardner, Daniel Gardner, Nelson Hopkins.
(Proven in court Oct 9, 1809 and ordered recorded).
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David Chisholm Jr son of David Chisholm Sr of Hanover Co, Va confirms his identity in his 1815 probate paperwork in Chester County, SC when he leaves his estate to his brother Thomas Chisholm – also a son of David Chisholm Sr of Hanover Co, Va.

AND, we know this is not David Chisholm Sr, because records in Hanover Co, Va indicate that David Chisholm Sr died in Hanover Co, Va or Louisa Co, Va some time in 1804 – not in Union Co, SC in 1792:

1804 Land Tax Lists – Hanover Co, Va
David Chisholm of Walter Higgason 40 acres – ditto of Richard Higgason’s est 4 acres
John Chisholm and Walter Chisholm 431 acres
Walter Chisholm Sr 98 and 1/2 acres
Alexander Chisholm 50 acres
David Chisholm’s estate 100 acres
Land tax lists, 1782-1807, 1809.
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1805 Land Tax Lists – Hanover Co, Va
David Chisholm 44 acres
John Chisholm and Walter Chisholm 431 acres
Walter Chisholm Sr 98 and 1/2 acres
Alexander Chisholm 50 acres
David Chisholm’s estate 100 acres
Land tax lists, 1782-1807, 1809.
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1806 Apr 13 – David Chisholm and Walter Chisholm to Thomas Chisholm, bk K, p 237. Louisa Co, Va
… between Walter Chisholm & David Chisholm of the County of Hanover of the one part and Thomas Chisholme of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 1 dollar current money … paid by the said Thomas Chisholm … confirm unto him the said Thomas Chisholm one certain tract or parcel of land situate … in the Counties of Hanover and Louisa on the waters of Jumping Swamp and Elk Stash branch containing … 298 and 1/2 acres … on the W side of Jumping Swamp near Jones’ corner poplar .. on David Chisholm’s line … corner of Walter Chisholm … on the E side of Jumping Swamp … crossing Jumping Swamp … on the NW side of Elk Stash Branch … on Henderson’s and Turner’s to his corner sycamore in his field … on Jones and Turner … the tract formerly held by our father David Chisholm decd … the other part is land purchased by Walter Chisholm Jr of Col John Mays and by him sd Walter sold to Thomas Chisholm … and the said Walter Chisholm and David Chisholm for themselves and their heirs and assigns … to him the said Thomas Chisholm … that part of the above described tract which is part of the tract of land formerly held by our father …
Signed: Walter Chisholm, David Chisholm
Wit: (none listed)
(Proved and recorded on April 14, 1806)
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1815 Jan 2 (Will Written) – Last Will and Testament of David Chisholm, Chester County, South Carolina
… Item I give to my relation Suprey Chisholm 500 dollars …
… Item I give unto my Neace Patrey Dabney Chisholm the youngest daughter of my brother Thomas by his first wife 500 dollars …
… Item I give unto my sister Ann Colley 20 dollars …
… Item I give to my brother Thomas Chisholme all my estate not heretofore given …
… Lastly I appoint my brother Thomas Chisholm and my friend William C Beckham my executors …
Signed this 2d day of January 1815 ….
Signed: David Chisholm
South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868; Author: Wates, Wylma Anne; Probate Place: Chester, South Carolina. Apt. 11, pkg 186.
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As Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC was b. at least by 1744 or before, then he is too old to be David Chisholm Sr’s son. That raises the question of what relationship he has with the Chisholms of Hanover County, Va.  He may be a brother of David and Walter Chisholm. He may be a cousin. At this time the best guess is they are siblings – but additional research may uncover new information that confirms the relationship.

UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA: 

Adam Chisholm of Halifax County, Virginia sells his land there in February of 1786. It appears that this same Adam Chisholm then buys land in Union County, SC in 1786:

1786 Dec 25 – An indenture of Lease and Release between John Grindall and his wife of the one part, and John Watson and Adam Chesham of the other part, for 430 acres of land proved by the oaths of David Chisham and Jesse Mabry witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 100. Union County, SC
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1786 Dec 26 – Deed bk A, p. 320-323, Union Co, SC – John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm.
… Release (Preceded by Lease) John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm, all of Union County, SC. Granted … to John Grindol 250 acres Apr. 21, 1775 likewise another grant … 80 acres Dec 22, 1768 … 100 acres, conveyed to John Grindol, by James Huey containing 100 acres bearing date the 2d day of April 1774 … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds sterling in hand paid by the said John Watson and Adam Chisholm … confirm unto John Watson and Adam Chisholm in their possession … land as above described situate laying and being on both sides of Packolate River including Grindols Shoals and plantation and lays joining eachother the whole 430 acres … the houses, cut houses, buidings, barns, stables, gardens, orchards, woods (etc) ….
Signed: John Grindol, Hester Grindol
Wit: David Chisholm, Jesse Mabry
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Adam Chisholm's home in Union Co, SC

Adam Chisholm’s home in Union Co, SC – Grindal Shoals

1789 June 2 – On the application of John Watson Jr, Leave is given him to retail Spiritous Liquors on giving bond with David Chisholm his security according to law.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 252. Union County, SC
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1789 October 1 – Ordered that James Moseley be Overseer of the Road from Grindol Shoals to the forks of the Road towards this place with the hands of Jesse Maberrys, John Henderson, Benjamin Clark, James Maberry, John Jasper, and Adam Chisholm in the Room of John Henderson who is now discharged, and that he keep the same in good repair according to law with the hands aforesaid.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 275. Union County, SC
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1789 Dec 29 – Ordered that a commission issue to Col. Robert Anderson and Andrew Pickens or any two Justices of Pendleton County to authorise them to cause Esther Grindle to appear before them to renounce her Right of Dower in a conveyance of land from John Grindle to John Watson and Adam Chisholm and that he transmit the same to this Court.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 281. Union County, SC
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1790 US Census Union, SC Name: Adam Chisholm
Home in 1790 (City, County, State) Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16 – 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over – 3
Free White Persons – Females  – 2
Number of Slaves – 5
Number of Household Members – 13
Year: 1790; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 44; Image: 45; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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(Note: The 1790 US Census shows Adam Chisholm with 6 males – 3 over 16, 3 under. It also shows 2 females. This implies he has 5 male children, and 1 female child living with him at this time).  

1790 May 11 – Esther Grindle to J Watson & A Chisholm p 98. Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… I Esther Grindle of the County of Pendleton … wife of John Grindle … quit claim …. my dower by my own voluntary act in a certain tract of land which my husband John Grindle sold to John Watson and Adam Chisholm and conveyed to them by lease and release …
Signed: Esther Grindle
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1790 Sept 30 – Graaff & Co, pltf agt David Chisholm, deft} Debt.
By consent of the parties, ordered that this suit be continued until next Court.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 324. Union County, SC
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1790 Sept 30 – Edson & Co, pltf agt Adam Chisholm, deft} Petition and summons.
Decreed for the Pltf 9 pounds 8 shillings and 5 pence … with interest and costs of suit and judgment accordingly.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 325. Union County, SC
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1791 June 1 – Graaf & Co, pltf vers David Chisholm, deft} Debt.
Came the parties into open court, and then and there agreed to discontinue this suit at the defendants cost – the same is ordered accordingly.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 346. Union County, SC
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1791 June 1 – The State of South Carolina v. William Williams} Indict & assault.
David Boshart, Cush. R. Edson, David Chisholm & Thomas Stribling Jr came into open court and severally acknowledged themselves to owe to the State of South Carolina (towit) that Capt. Edson in the sum of 25 pounds and each of this rest in 10 pounds for their appearance in this suit to give evidence in behalf of the State.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 347. Union County, SC
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1791 Dec 27 – Pkg. #34 Estate of DAVID CHISHOLM Union County, SC
Will of DAVID CHISHOLM. Written : 27 Dec 1791. Recorded : 6 Apr 1792.
Heirs : Father-no name is given-all cash he has on hand together with what money he has lent out is given to his father; Brothers and sisters-the balance of his estate, viz: “..my Negroes LEWIS and FAMY, her child and all her Increase to remain untill. my Brother SAMUEL arrives to the age of ten years…: After SAMUEL arrives at the age of ten years the above negroes and stock are to be disposed of and the money received from them is to be divided among his brothers and sisters (gives no names). Executors: JOHN HENDERSON, OBADIAH TRIMMER, friends, WILLIAM CHISHOLM, brother. Witnesses: CHARLES GREEN, JESSE MABRY, JOHN BERKHAM, JR.
Administrators Bond. Dated : 3 April 1792.
Administrator: OBADIAH TRIMMER, WILLIAM CHISHOLM. Estate of: DAVID CHISHOLM, decd.
Security : CUSHMAN R. ER0N, THOMAS STRIBLING
Accounting of the administration of the estate of DAVID CHISHOLM, decd.
Date: 3 June 1797. Administrator : WILLIAM CHISHOLM Mentions : “1792 To Riding to Agusta on the Business of the Estate—4 days”
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1792 Jan 2 – William Johnson, pltf vers. David Chisholm, deft} Case.
This suit abated by the death of the Defendant, at the Plaintiffs costs.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 374. Union County, SC
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1792 Jan 3 – The State of South Carolina v. John Nuckols} Indict.
It is ordered that John Lipscomb, and Adam Chisholm give security in the sum of 50 pounds each, for ther personall appearance at the District Court of Pinckney to be holden on the 1st day of April next, also Adam Goudylock and Edward Tilman as securities in 20 pounds each. Acknowledged in open Court. Ben. Haile, D C} Signed: John Lipscomb, Adam Chisholm, Adam Goudylock, Edward Tilman.
General Session Court Minutes 1785-1791, p. 376. Union County, SC
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1792 Apr 3 – State v. John Nucholls} Indictment bond.
John Lipscombe, Adam Chisholm, James Fewell, James Hughey
Journal of the Court of General Sessions Pinckney District. p 7. Union County, SC

1792 Apr 3 – The Last Will and Testament of David Chesholm deceased being proved in open court by the oaths of Jesse Maberry and John Beckham Jr who said that they believed the said deceased to be in his proper senses at the time of executing the said Will ordered that to be recorded.
Obadiah Trimier and William Chisholm being appointed Exors in the said Will came into open court and took the oath prescribed by Law as Executors aforesaid also give bond signd.
Ordered that Charles Niles, John Watson Sr, William Coleman and Abner Coleman appraise the Estate of David Chisholm deceased.
Minutes of the Court 1790-1796. p. 40. Union County, SC

1792 April 3 – Bond for admin of David Chisholm decd’s estateUnion Co., SC.
Know all men by these presents taht we Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm, Cushman R Echron, and Thomas Stribling, all of Union County and State of South Carolina are held and firmly bound unto the judges of said County … sum of 300 pounds …
… obligation is such that the above bound administration … cause to be made a true and perfect inventory … shall come to the hand or possession … of the said Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm … or into the hands or possession of any other person for him and the same so made to exhibit in the said Court of Union …
Signed: Obediah Trimmier, William Chisholm, Cushman Eron, Thomas Stribling
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
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1792 April 26 – South Carolina Union County} Order to Appraise – Warrant of Appraisement – Estate of David Chisholm, decd.
By the worshipful judges of the County afsd to Charles Miles, John Watson Sr, William Coleman and Abner Coleman these are to authorize and impower you or any three of you to repair to all such places in this County as you shall be directed unto by Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm executors of … the Estate of David Chisholm decd … and appraise …
Signed: Ben. Haile, DC, Tor. Haile, CC.
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
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1792-1797 – The estate of David Chisholm, decd. To the executors for debts paid on account of said deceased.
To a proved acct of Henry McCrays – 4.7
To ditto of John Martin 0.18.8
to ditto of John McKibbin 0.6.9
To ditto of William Hodge 0.10.6
To ditto of John Trimmier 6.0.0
To ditto of Obadiah Watson 3.14.0
To cost of suit William Chisholm v. William Giles 4.8.9
Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm made Oath before me this statement be in just and true.
Signed: Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm
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1792 March – One Sorrell Mare, One Saddle, one grey colt at 18 months credit, one pair saddle bags, one cow N two yearlings, one bay gelding at 2 yrs credit, one silver watch at 18 months credit.
1797 March 4 – One negro man Lewis, one negro woman Fanny, one negro girl Lucindy, one negro girl Hanna, one negro boy Charles
Total Amounts: 357.5.6
Signed: Obadiah Trimmier, William Chisholm.
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
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1797 April 3 – Account – The Estate of David Chisholm Decd to Obadiah Trimmier.
1789 July — 10 and 1/4 bushells salt, waggoning, one cask, 8 years interest on the above.
1787 to special indents, valued at 1/2 to 8 years interest.
1790 Feb 20 – one pair kiporkin gloves, 6 years interest.
Spartanburgh County S Carolina} Personally came Obadiah Trimmier before me and made oath that the above account as stands stated is just and true, sworn and subscribed this 3d April 1797.
Signed: Obadiah Trimmier.
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
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1797 June 3 – The estate of David Chisholm decd, to William (Chisholm) extr.
1792 – riding to Statesburrough in order to sell 2 horses, 8 days – 1.17.4
cash expended on said journey – 1.10.0
attending Union Court 12 days on the Business of the estate – 2.16.0
Keeping 2 horses 6 months – 4.0.0
Riding to Augusta on the business of the Estate 4 days – 0.18.8
Total: 11.1.0
Union County, South Carolina} Personally came William Chisholm before me and made oath that the above acct is just and true sworn to before me the 3d day of June 1797.
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina. Box 1, pkg. 34.
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1797 Probate returns on David Chisholm decd estate showing William Chisholm to Augusta

1797 Probate returns on David Chisholm decd estate showing William Chisholm to Augusta

The above entry shows that William Chisholm rode to “Augusta” on estate business for David Chisholm’s estate in 1792. This raises the questions – which “Augusta”?  Augusta, Georgia or the County of Augusta in Virginia? There was a “Road to Augusta” Georgia nearby – so it seems closer – but the family came from Virginia in 1786. What was the “business” being done for the estate?

1792 June 2 – Ordered on motion of William Chesholm executor of Daid Chisholm decd to expose to public sale all the pershable Estate of the said deceased on a Credit of 18 mont at the Plantation of Adam Chisholm
Minutes of the Court 1790-1796. p. 44. Union County, SC

1794 Jan 31 – Fields Blacky to Watson Chisholm p 161 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… I Fields Blacky of the State of South Carolina Union County … sold unto Watson Chisholm of the State and County afsd one negro boy named Adam …
Signed: Fields Blakely
Wit: William Mitchell, Jesse Maberry
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1794 Dec 2 – Adam Chisholm fr Fields Blakely bk D, p 33. Union Co, SC
… I Fields Blakely … for the consideration of 50 pounds sterling …. sold unto Adam Chisholm … one negro boy named Adam …
Signed: Fields Blakely
Wit: John Beckham Jr, Bartlet Whortun
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1795 June 1 – William Chisholm v William Giles} Debt.
Dismissed at Defendant’s cost.
Minutes of the Court 1790-1796. p. 112. Union County, SC

1795 June 5 – William Chisholm v. William Giles} Debt.
On motion of Abraham Nott Esquire ptf Atty for a new tryal in this case, and after hearing the objection of the opposite party by his attorney Mr Dunlap. The court was divided in their opinions.
Minutes of the Court 1790-1796. p. 119. Union County, SC

1796 Jan 21 – William Chisholm fr Thomas Draper bk D, p 441 Union Co, SC
… between Thomas Draper Snr and Lucy his wife of Union County and State of South Carolina of the one part and William Chisholm of the State and County aforesaid of the other part … in considerationn of the sum of 150 pounds … confirm unto the said William Chisholm … a certain tract or parcel of land originally granted to John Hail containing 289 acres … in the District of Pinckney … lying on the South side of Pacolate River on Clarks Mill Creek bounded … in the said Draper’s line …. the plantation whereon Thomas Draper Jr now lives on Mill Creek with 289 acres …
Signed: Thomas Draper, Lucy Draper
Wit: John Haile, John Beckham Jr
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1796 July 23 – Present John Blasingame Esqr absent T Brandon proved in open court a Deed of Conveyance from Thomas Craper & Lucey his wife to William Chisholm & ordered to be recorded.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 13. Union County, SC

1797 Jan 6 – On the application of the Executor of the last will and testament of David Chisholm late of this County deceased Ordered that they have leave to expose to Public Sale at the plantation of Adam Chisholm, on the third Monday in this month all and singular the Personal Estate of the said David Chisholm deceased; according to the will of the said deceased, and that they return a just accot. of the same according to law. Present, John Blasingame.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 20. Union County, SC

1797 Jan 7 – A Macbeth & Co v. Adam Chisholm} Debt.
Same Jury aas Hogg v. Brumet sworn who return the following verdict, we find for the plaintiff according to note with interest & costs of suit. Saml Clowney, foreman
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 22. Union County, SC

1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm, bk D, p 534. Union Co, SC
… I Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union have for and in consideration of 50 pounds … sell and deliver unto Watson Chisholm one negroe boy named Ned, and one named Stephen …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: Obadiah TrimmierWilliam Chisholm
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1797 March 6 – John Henderson & others to The’s W Chisholm p 206 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… we John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm … sold and delivered unto The’s W Chisholm one negro woman by the name of Fanny she being part of the property of the estate of David Chisholm decd …
Signed: John Henderson, Obediah TrimmierWilliam Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes, William Henderson
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1797 March 7 – Adam Chisholm & Watt Chisholm re Est of David Chisholm, bk E, p 31-33 Union Co, SC
State of South Carolina, Union County} 18 months after date I promise to pay unto William Chisholm, Obediah Trimier and John Henderson, executors of the Last Will and Testament of David Chisholm Deceased … the full and just sum of 138 pounds 11 shillings with lawful interest from the date if not punctually paid it being for value received by one for the secure payment of which I pledge oblige and make chargable all that plantation whereon I now live containing 80 acres … also the following negroes viz: one woman named Cate about 28 years of age, on lad named Lewis about 20 years of age, one girl named Clary about 4 years old, and one girl named Milley about 4 months old unto the said William Chisholm, Obediah Trimur and John Henderson … and the above mentioned 4 negroes for the secure payment of the afsd 138 pounds 11 shillings sterling …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandes, William Henderson, John Beckham Jr
By the oath of H Farnandes proven in open Court and recorded June 2, 1797.
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I do hereby acknowledge that I have received of John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm the sum of 75 pounds sterling of the estate of David Chisholm deceased and upon a final settlement if should appear that I have received more than my legacy, I hereby promise to return to the said John Henderson, Obediah Trimur and William Chisholm such ballance as may appear due from me to said estate.
Signed: Watt Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes
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1797 June 2 – Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union acknowledge myself indebted to John Henderson, Obediah Trimmer and William Chisholm executors of the estate of David Chisholm deceased in the sum of 55 pounds sterling to be levyed of my goods and chattles lands and tenaments if the said Adam Chisholm shall fail in the condition under written.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Nancy Chisholm daughter of the above named Adam Chisholm being now under age, did on the 4th of this instant purchase of the above executors one negro girl named Lucinda the property of the above estate at the price of 55 pounds no if the said Nancy Chisholm when she arives at the age of 18 years comply with the terms of sale and with the true intent and meaning thereof then the above obligation to be void as else to remain in full force in law.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandis, John Beckham
By the oath of Henry Farnandis and recorded the 2 June 1797.
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(NOTES:  Which David Chisholm is this? This question leads to clues about Adam Chisholm of Union Co, SC)

First, David Chisholm Sr, from Hanover Co, Va, dies in 1805 according to Louisa County, Va Chancery Court records – see 1805 transactions below on this page. So this is not David Chisholm Sr. 

David Chisholm Jr, from Hanover Co, Va is alive and well after 1792 and involved in many land transactions in Louisa Co, Va – see this page below. David Chisholm Jr – son of David Chisholm Sr – moves to Chester County, South Carolina and dies there in 1815 (see transactions below) according to his probate paperwork. So this is not either one of those two David Chisholms. 

I believe this David Chisholm is a son of Adam Chisholm. He has a brother in 1792 that is not 10 years old yet, and he makes his distributions hold until Samuel Chisholm reaches the age of 10 – which appear to happen in 1797, meaning Samuel Chisholm was born in 1787. Additionally, this David Chisholm’s will indicates he has 1 sister (singular). Adam Chisholm has one daughter – Nancy Chisholm. 

Most of the distributions appear to go through Adam Chisholm – even though he is not a named executor. The executors of David Chisholm’s estate go through Adam Chisholm in most of these transactions. It is possible that Adam Chisholm gave his older children their share of his estate before he died – when it appears some may have moved out of the area.  This may have been what led to the confusion of the executors of Adam Chisholm’s estate when they did not distribute Nancy Chisholm’s share of her estate to her.  They may have assumed she had already received her part of Adam Chisholm’s estate.  This division of older and younger children leads me to believe Adam Chisholm had a 2d wife – leading to the division in ages of his children. The older children may have received an inheritance from their mother’s side of the family upon her death – and Adam Chisholm may have given them their share of the estate early as they married and started their own families.

The distributions from the David Chisholm estate starting in 1797 plus Adam Chisholm’s estate in 1817 indicate he has the following children: William Chisholm, David Chisholm, The’s W. Chisholm, who all predecease their father Adam Chisholm – his children alive when Adam dies are named in his estate in 1817 – John Chisholm, Nancy Chisholm, Obediah Chisholm, and Samuel Chisholm. 

In the 1791 will, David Chisholm states his brother, Samuel Chisholm, in 1791, is not yet 10 years of age, and that the will distributions are not to be devised until his brother Samuel Chisholm reaches the age of 10. The distributions occur in 1797 – meaning Samuel Chisholm, brother of David Chisholm was born in 1787. This is the same age as the Samuel Chisholm that is the son of Adam Chisholm – and Adam Chisholm’s estate names Samuel Chisholm as Adam’s son in 1817. 

Additionally, David Chisholm’s will indicates the distribution is to be among his brothers and “sister” – singular – meaning he only has one sister.  Adam Chisholm’s estate shows him to have one daughter – Nancy Chisholm.  

David Chisholm’s will names 2 brothers – Samuel Chisholm b. abt 1787 (meaning he is about 4 years old when David Chisholm dies), and William Chisholm, who is an adult that is to be an executor in the will.  

In 1794-1797 there are several transaction related to slaves that appear related to Adam Chisholm.  Watson Chisholm and Adam Chisholm appear to both purchase the same slave named “Adam” within a few days of eachother from a Fields Blacky. John Watson is the person who purchased the 400 acres on Grindal Shoals with Adam Chisholm. Watson Chisholm appears may be a child of Adam Chisholm, and his first name a hint at who his wife may have been. He appears to have purchased the land with an in-law, and one of his children is named after the Watson family. John Watson Sr appears to be a father-in-law or a brother-in-law of Adam Chisholm.  

Another clue as to a family relationship is the naming of one of Adam Chisholm’s sons as Obediah Chisholm. “Obediah” does not appear to be a family name from the Chisholm side, but Obediah Trimmier is an executor in David Chisholm’s estate. There is likely a family relationship – possibly Obediah Trimmier has married into either the Watson or Chisholm family. Obediah Trimmier’s records seem to show him to be born in the 1760s – so he is younger than Adam Chisholm – but the Trimmier (Trimmyear also) family may also be related to the Chisholm’s by marriage. It appears Adam Chisholm may have named his son after Obadiah Trimmier – as I see no other Obadiah’s in this line of Chisholms.  

In 1797 Adam Chisholm sells a slave to a Watson Chisholm. The sale is witnessed by the executors of David Chisholm’s estate – Obadiah Trimmier and William Chisholm. 

In 1797 the executors of the estate of David Chisholm decd, convey the slave named Fanny to The’s W. Chisholm – this is pursuant to David Chisholm decd’s estate. The’s W. Chisholm is Theophilus Watson Chisholm (same as Watson Chisholm) a sibling of David’s, and as such, appears to be a son of Adam Chisholm.

In 1797 a slave out of David Chisholm’s estate is conveyed to Nancy Chisholm, daughter of Adam Chisholm – she is still a minor at this time.

This also calls into question the commonly listed age of this Adam Chisholm. He appears to be older than what is listed by most researchers – meaning he may be a brother of David Chisholm Sr – not his son – continued research may uncover additional clues).

1797 Apr 3 – A Bill of Sale from Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm proved by William Chisholm & ordered to record.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 25. Union County, SC

1797 Apr 11 – William Chisholm summoned to serve as a Grand Juror.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 29. Union County, SC

1797 June 2 – William Chisholm assee, T Shelby v. John Bird} Writ Debt
Judgment confessed according to note, allowing it of 31 dollars agreeable to his receit given to the devendant with interest and costs of suit, stay of exor till 1st day of August next.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 33. Union County, SC

1797 June 2 – A McBeth & Co v. Warren Hall} Trover.
William Chisholm common bail in this case delivered the Deft in court, William Sims came in & entered himself spl bail for deft & continued.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 34. Union County, SC

1797 June 3 – Proved in open court by H Farnandis, a mortgage from Adam Chisholm, unto William Chisholm & Obadiah Trimmier & John Henderson exors of David Chisholm decd & ordered to be recorded.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 35. Union County, SC

1797 June 3 – Proved in open court by H Farnandis, a Bill of sale from John Henderson, Obadiah Trimmier & William Chisholm to T W Chisholm & ordered to be recorded.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 35. Union County, SC

1797 June 3 – Proved in open court a tract from Watt Chisholm to John Henderson, Obadiah Trimmier & William Chisholm & ordered to be recorded.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 35. Union County, SC

1797 Aug 29 – William Lipscomb and Adam Chisholm to John Watson, Deed, Deed bk E, p. 67. Union County, SC
… I William Lipscomb of the State afsd and County of Spartanburg and Adam Chisholm of the County of Union and State afsd … in consideration of the sum of 200 pounds sterling … paid by John Watson of the State afsd and County of Spartanburg … sell … unto the said John Watson all that parcel of land lying in Union County in the state afsd on the N side of Pacolate River opposite Grendol Shoals it being land formerly purchased by the said John Watson and Adam Chisholm of John Grindol and since conveyed by the said John Watson unto the said William Lipscomb …
Signed: William Lipscomb, Adam Chisholm
Wit: John Beckham Jr, H Farnandis
1797 Aug 29 received of John Watson Senr 200 pounds sterling money …
Signed: William Lipscomb, Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandeis.
Proved by H Farnandis and recorded the 4th Sept 1797.
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1797 Sept 4 – Proved in open court by H Farnandis, a Deed of conveyance from William Lipscombe & Adam Chisholm to John Watson & ordered to be recorded.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 41. Union County, SC

1799 Oct 7 – William Chisholm to Stanley deed – bk I, p 675. Louisa Co, Va
… between William Chisholm of the one part and Thomas Stanley of the State of Virginia Hanover County of the other part … William Chisholm for and in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … of said Thomas …. for the following tract or parcel of land … in the State of Georgia on the waters of Broad River containing 650 acres and bounded NE by William Trayler’s land SE by Gardiner’s land, SW by surveyed land and NW by vacant land being part of a tract of land originally surveyed for and granted to Thomas Stanley for 850 acres and whereas there was taxes due on the said lands it was exposed to publick sale at Wilkes Courthouse on the 29th day of July 1795 by David Meriwether collector of taxes for the County of Wilkes and knocked of to William Chisholm … the interest of this deed is to convey all my right and interest … to the above described 650 acres of land to the said Stanley …
Signed: William Chisholm
Wit: Walter Chisholm, John H Long, Williamson Plant.
(Recorded Nov 11, 1799)
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1800 US Census Union, SC Name: Adam Chisholm
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Slaves: 6
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
Number of Household Members: 12
Year: 1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 243; Image: 480; Family History Library Film: 181425
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1800 US Census Union, SC Name: William Cissim
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members: 4
Year: 1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 246; Image: 487; Family History Library Film: 181425
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1800 US Census – Name [William Chism ]
Home in 1800 (City, County, State)
Greenville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 3
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 1 – (b. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 4
Number of Household Members Over 25 1
Number of Household Members 6
Year: 1800; Census Place: Greenville, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 47; Page: 249; Image: 482; Family History Library Film: 181422
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1800 Sept 24 – Theophilus Watson Chisolm, dec’d, William Chisholm, admr; Claiborn Clifton appraiser
… Ordinary’s Office, Richland District}
1800 Sept 24 – William Chisholm applied for letters of administration for the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm, late of Richland District, deceased.
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1800 Sept 26 – 1000 pound Bond posted by William Chisholm to administer the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm. Signed: William Chisholm, Lewis Dinkins, R A Waring.
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1800 Sept 26 – Letters of Admin issued – for William Chisholm admin of Theophilus Watson Chisholm late of this District deceased … Signed: Harris Turner, Edward Lawrence, Samuel Green, David Fleming & Claiborn Clifton.
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1800 Sept 26 – Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Theophilus W Chisholm decd.
2 negroes Fanny & child 450
One bay gelding w saddle & bridle 167.87
Wearing apparel 57.70
William Chisholm as admin.
Signed: Edward Laurence, Samuel Green, Claib. Clifton
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Appeared before me William Chisholm admr of Waltn T Chisholm decd and made oath that the within act. of monies recd and paid away is just and true. Signed: William Chisholm
Payments to following people: D E Dunlap, Simon Taylor, Thomas H Egan.
Paments recd from following people: Lewis Durkins, Benjamin Harrison, W Rogers,
Sworn before me the 16th March 1803. Sim. Taylor, Ordinary.
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Richland Co, SC. Box 5, Pkg # 119.
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1800 Nov Term – John Beckham & Co v. Adam Chisholm} Debt.
Mr Nott attorney for the Plaintiff Mr Dunlap attorney for the defendant.
And the following jury were charged with the above.
Henry Farnandis foreman, Henry Davis, John Ashby, John Hawkins, John Leak, Peter Ellis, Thomas K Danner, William Williams, William Morehead, Robert Furnis, Hugh McBride, William McKown.
And the Jury returned the following Verdict.
We find for the Plaintiff, balance principal due 68 dollars and 25 cents, and 21 dollars & 45 cents interest & costs of suit. H Farnandis forman
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 22. Union County, SC

1800 Nov Term – James Lancaster v Adam Chisholm & William Chisholm} Debt.
In this case the Court gave the following Decree “Let Plaintiff take Judgment for 38 dollars and 76 cents, and interest from the last January 1787 & costs.
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 27. Union County, SC

1801 March Term – The State of South Carolina Roll 8, Union District}
Adam Chisholm was attached to answer to John Montcreif, Alexander McBeth & John Beckham Jr in a plea otherwise called John Beckham & Co in a plea of Debt and whereupon the said John Beckham & Co by their atty Abram Nott complain that the said Adam Chisholm on the 17th day of August in the year of our Lord 1797 at Union Court House in the Dist and State afsd made his said promissory note in writing subscribed with his own hand by which he promised to pay to the said John Beckham & Co 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny for value recd to be paid on or before the last day of Nov then next ensuing with interest from the date. By virtue of the premises ad of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided the said Adam became indebted to the said John Beckham & Co the said sum of 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny and being so indebted he the said Adam in consideration thereof afterwards towit the last day of November afsd undertook and faithfully promised that he would well and pay the same agreeable to the Terms and effect of the note aforesaid.
Nevertheless the said Adam the aforesaid sum of money 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny has never paid nor any part thereof altho often required to pay the same. But intending craftily and subtilly to deceive and defraud the said John Beckham & Co. In this particular he thereto has and still doth altogether refuse to pay the same. Whereupon the said John Beckham & Co say they are injured and have sustained damages to the value of 71 pounds 12 shillings and 2 pence sterling etc. And therefore they bring suit etc.
Abrm Nott, Pltfs Attorney
Copy Note/
On or before the last day of November next I promise to pay John Beckham & Co 35 pounds 16 shillings and 1 penny with interest from the date. Being the balance due them on settlement this 17 August 1797 for value recd by me.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
1798 Oct 3 – REceived of the within note by the hands of Watson Chisholm 85 dollars L19.16.8…
And the said Adam by John Dunlap his attorney comes and defends the force and injury when and soforth and saith the specially within declared is not his deed and of this he shows himself upon the Country and soforth. Dunlap, Atty
And the said John & Co doth so likewise. Nott for Pltf.
Afterwards to wit the first Monday after the 4th Monday in October 1800 before the afsd Justices of the said Stall came as well the said John Beckham & Co as also the said Adam Chishom by their attorneys afsd and the Jurors of the Jury whereof mention is mad within being drawn etc according etc and called over and declare the truth of the matter within contained and being chosen tried & sworn upon their oaths say that the said Adam did not undertake & promise in manner and form as the said John Beckham & Co above within complained against him, and they assess the damages of the said Beckham & Co by occasion thereof once and above his costs and charges by him, about his suit in this behalf expended to 89 dollars and 70 cents and for their costs and charges.
Therefore it is considered that the said John Beckham & Co do recover against Adam the damages by the said Jury in form aforesaid assessed and also 24 dollars 48 cents adjudged to the said John Beckham & Co at his request by the said Court. Now here for their said costs and charges which said damages & costs and charges … amount in the whole 114 dollars 18 cents and the said Adam in mercy etc.
Attorneys fee for filing declaration 1.5
Entering judgment 15.
Issuing excn 5.
Spn matter & argt 1.5
Jury 8.
Clerks Fee 5.5
Shff Hughes 1.75
Co Nuckolls .42
Total Costs: 24.48
Judgment signed 1st June 1801.
John Beckham & Co v. Adam Chisholm p 53
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1804 March Term – Adam Chisholm summoned to serve as a Petit juror in the Court of Common Pleas
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 110. Union County, SC

1804 March Term – The admrs of John Nuckols decd v Adam Chisholm} Sum pro.
In this case the Court gave the following decree. Let Plaintiff take judgment for the sum of 11 dollars and 97 cents, with interest and costs of suit
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 119. Union County, SC

1804 March Term – John Means v. Adam Chisholm} Sum pro.
In this case the Court gave the following Decree. Let Plaintiff take Judgment for the sum of 22 dollars and 60 cents with interest and costs of suit.
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 119. Union County, SC

1807 Jan 24 – William Chisholm to William Eastward bk J, p. 117 Union Co, SC
… I William Chisholm of Union District in the State aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … paid by William Easterwood of the District and State aforesaid … sell and release unto the said William Easterwood all that tract of land originally granted to John Haile containing 289 acres … on Mill Creek … in Draper’s line … to a post oak Drapers corner …
Signed: William Chisholm
Wit: Adam Chisholm, Obadiah Chisholm
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1807 Oct Term – William Hendrick v. Chisholm & Smith} Sum pro.
In this case the Court gave the following Decree. Let the plaintiff take judgment for 70 dollars and interest thereon with costs of suit.
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 207. Union County, SC

1810 US Census Union, SC Name: Adam Chisholm
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 4
Number of Household Members: 9
Year: 1810; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 582; Image: 00434; Family History Library Film: 0181420
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1810 US Census Union, SC Name: William Chisholm
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1810; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 564; Image: 00417; Family History Library Film: 0181420
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1810 US Census Chester, SC Name: David Chisholme
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Chester, Chester, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 25
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 30
Year: 1810; Census Place: Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Roll: 60; Page: 519; Image: 00272; Family History Library Film: 0181419
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1810 US Census Greenville, SC Name: Ann Chisom
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Greenville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 8
Year: 1810; Census Place: Greenville, South Carolina; Roll: 62; Page: 515; Image: 00115; Family History Library Film: 0181421
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1812 March Term – John Tolison v Samuel Chisholm, John Chisholm & Obediah Chisholm} Case.
In this case the Court gave the following decree, let the plaintiff take judgment for 197 dollars and 60 and 1/2 cents and costs.
Minutes Court of Common Pleas 1810-1818. p 66. Union County, SC

1812 March Term – John Tollison v Adam Chisholm, Samuel Chisholme, John Chisholme, and Obediah Chisholme, p 249
The State of South Carolina Union Dist}(Roll 26). Adam Chisholme, Samuel Chisholme, John Chisholme and Obediah Chisholme were attached to answer to John Tollison of a plea of trespass on the case, and so forth … John Tollison by Joseph Gist his attorney complains that whereas the said Samuel, John and Obediah Chisholme on the 9th day of September … 1808 at Union Court House in the District and State afsd … did make their certain note, in writing, commonly called a promissory note … the said Samuel, John, Obediah & Adam Chisholme did promise to pay John Tollison or bearer 158 dollars 93 cents one day after the date of the said note for value received … said Adam, Samuel, John & Obediah Chisholm on the 10th day of September … 1808 at Union Court House … did make a certain other note in writing commonly called a promissory note …. did promise to pay John Tollison … 37 dollars 42 cents 5 days after the date of said note for falue received … to the damage of the said John Tollison 400 dollars … J. Gist, Plaintiffs Attorney.
Copy Note/ One day after date we or either of us do promise to John Tollison or bearer 158 dollars 93 cents value received. Witness our hands this 9th of Sept 1808. Signed: Samuel Chisholm, Adam Chisholm, John Chisholm, Obadiah Chisholm. Wit: Matthew Norton.
Copy Note/ Five days after date we or either of us promise to pay John Tollison or bearer 35 dollars 42 cents value received. Witness our hands this 10th September 1808. Signed: Samuel Chisholme, Adam Chisholme, John Chisholm, Obadiah Chisholm. Witness: Matthew Norton.
We confess judgment in the case for 158 dollars 93 cents with interest from 10th September 1808 also for 37 dollars 42 cents with interest from 15th Sept 1808 from which judgment is to be deducted 40 dollars 75 cents paid 30 Sept 1810 also 21 dollars paid in January 1812 with stay of execution till orders from the Plaintiff John Tollison. Signed: Adam Chisholme.
Pleadings and Judgments 1810-1813. p. 249. Union County, SC
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1812 Sept 30 – Praytor, Middleton Of Greenville District, Will Typescript (3 Frames) (Mss Will: Estate Record Book A, Pages 213-215; Estate Packet: Apt 6, File 304).
People in this record: William Chisom; Cobb, Joseph; Cox, George; Middleton, John; Praytor, John; Praytor, Martha; Praytor, Middleton; Praytor, William; Rodgers, William T,; Salmon, George; Saxon, Nasey; Young, John
Places in this record: Chicora Creek; Greenville District; Stillhouse Creek
Date: 9/30/1812. Series: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No 9) (S108093)
Document Type: Will (Typescript). Images: Online
Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S108093 Reel: 0013 Frame: 00095 Item: 000
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1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p1

1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p1

1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p2

1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p2

1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p3

1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p3

1813 March Term – Amos Davis v Samuel Chisholm p. 304
The State of South Carolina, Union District}(Roll 48) To wit}
Samuel Chisholm was attached to answer to Amos Davis of a plea of trespass on the case and so forth, and whereupon the said Amos by Joseph Gist and David Rice his attorneys complain that where as the said Samuel on the 17th day of August … 1812 at Union Court House … did make his certain note in writing commonly called a promissory note … Samuel did promise to pay Amos Davis … 100 dollars and 31 cents two days after the date of said note for value received … to the damage of the said Amos 200 dollars … Gist & Rice, Plaintiffs Attorneys.
… assessed the damages of the said Amos … to 111 dollars 38 cents … said Amos do recover against the said Samuel those damages so ascertained and assessed as afsd and also 19 dollars and 57 cents and 4 mills for his costs …
Judgment Signed April 30, 1813. P S Saunders, CC.
Pleadings and Judgments 1810-1813. p. 304. Union County, SC
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1813 March Term – Caleb Jones v John Chisholm & William Farnandis, p 334
The State of South Carolina, Union District} To wit} (Roll 64)
John Chisholm and William Farnandis were attached to answer to Caleb Jones of a plea of trespass on the case and so forth, and whereupon the said Caleb by David Johnson his attorney complains that whereas the said John and William on the 19th day of September … 1812 at Union Court House … did make their certain note in writing commonly called a promissory note … the said John and William did promise to pay … unto the said Caleb …. the full and just sum of 380 dollars 2 days after the date thereof for value received … John and William have hitherto altogether refused and still do refuse; to the damage of the said Caleb 700 dollars … David John, Plaintiff Attorney …
… assessed the damages of the said Caleb … besides his costs and charges by him expended in and about prosecuting his suit … 380 dollars with interest from 21st of September 1812 … said damages, costs and charges in the whole amount 413 dollars 44 cents … Judgment Signed May 3d, 1813. P S Saunders, CC
Pleadings and Judgments 1810-1813. p. 334. Union County, SC
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1817 October 17 – South Carolina, Union District}
By William Rice Ordinary of said District
Whereas Elijah Dawkins hath applied to me for Letters of Administration on all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm late of the district aforesaid, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary’s Court for the said District, to be holden at Union Court House on the 1st Monday of November next to shew cause, if any, why the said administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and in the Fortisecond year of American Independence.
Wm Rice, Ordy.
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1817 Nov 3 – Elijah Dawkins and Joseph Collins apply as administrators of Adam Chisholm’s estate and post a 4000 dollar bond to be paid to William Rice, ordinary in Union Co, SC.
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1817 Nov 3 – The Court orders admr Col. Elijah Dawkins admr of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm … To Messrs: Henry Farnandis, William Farnandis, Joseph Collins, Samuel Reid & James Laurence.
Return: That on the 18th day of November 1817 personally appeared before me William Henderson one of the justices of the peace … William Farnandis, James Laurence, Joseph Collins, Samuel Reed being 4 of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Adam Chisholm late of Union Dist decd … that they would make a just and true appraisement … of the said Adam Chisholm … and that they would returne the same certified under their hands, unto the said William Rice …
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1817 Nov 18 – A true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles and personal estate of Adam Chisholm late of Union District decd made by us whose names are here unto subscribed the 18th day of Nov 1817.
(Items includ hoggs, barrels, cattle, corn, blades, horses, augers and chisel, cleavers, axes, shears, plows, shovel, bull tong, weeding hoes, cutting box and knife, pots, ovens, skillets, sythes, cradles, pails, cotton wheel, hides, bushel of rye, kegs, chains, hoggshead containing rye, cotton patch fields, seed for cotton, feather bed bedstead and covering, quilt, flour and flour barrel, boxes and gun, sickles, chests, check reel, knife box, bunches spun cotton, tables, cupboard and furniture, setting chairs, claw hammer and candle mold, tin pans, flat iron, Negro man named Lewis, boy named Daniel, negro women Milly and child – Total $2724.00
Signed: Wm Farnandis, Jos Collins, Saml Reid, James Lawrence.
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1817 Nov 22 – On the petition of Col. Elijah Dawkins adm of the Estate & Effects of Adam Chisholm decd praying leave to sell the whole of the personal effects belonging to the Estate of said decd … ordered that he have leave to sell the whole of the personal effects belonging to the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd … Wm Rice, Ordy
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1818 Feb 10 – Sale of Estate of Adam Chisholm late of Union Dist decd sold on the 10th day of Feb 1818.
Filed March 2, 1818. William Rice, Ordy.
Purchasers included:
Elijah Dawkins (Note – Interestingly, the return shows Elijah Dawkins purchased all $3054.44 of the estate – no other buyers were listed listed. Nobody from the family, no other neighbors, no Farnandis family members – nobody else).
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1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril …
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1826 May 12 – E Dawkins is served with a copy of order for account of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate on May 12, 1826.
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
To E. Dawkins admn of sd Estate.
Paid:
Dawkins * Littleton note & interest: $458.00
Fernandis on a (note?): $37.7
Sundry Notes: $85.33
Amus Davis proven acct: $6.17
Amus Daivs admr of S Fergasen: $5.80
Wm. Fernandis: $148.89 and 3/4
Doctor Richards: $24.87 and 1/2
Ordinary: $9.60
Tax for 1817: $5.8
Saml recd making his coffin: $5.00
Total: $785.82 and 1/4
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Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
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John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
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Samuel Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
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1818 March Term – Amos Davis v. Samuel Chisholm} Sci facias.
On motion of Gist & Rice pltfs atty ordered that the Judgt in the above case be served & that the pltf have leave to issue execution thereon.
Minutes Court of Common Pleas 1810-1818. p 274. Union County, SC

1819 Feb 27 – John Chisholm to Elijah Dawkins bk P, p 349 Union Co, SC
… I John Chisholm of the State and District aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … paid by Elijah Dawkins of said State and District … sell and release unto the said Elijah Dawkins all my right and title to a certain tract of land owned by my Father in his lifetime and having fallen to me by heirship lying on the South sid of Packolet River bounding on the N by said River, West by Judge Nott, E and SE by Henry Farnandis land together with all and singular the rignts members and apperainances …
Signed: John Chisholm
Wit: John Littlejohn, William Farnandis
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1820 March 7 – Obediah Chisholm to Henry Fernandez bk Q, p 313 Union Co, SC
… I Obediah Chisholm of Union District and State aforesaid in consideration of 250 dollars to me in hand paid by Henry Farnandis of the District and State aforesaid … sell and release unto the said Henry Farnandis all my right and title to that tract of land whereon my Father Adam Chisholm decd formerly lived on Pacolet River …
Signed: Obadiah Chisholm
Wit: J H Farnandiz, Clabourn Lawrence
John H Farnandis appeared personally before me and made oath that he saw Obediah Chisholm sign and acknowledge the within deeds to Henry Farnandiz for the use and purpose within mentioned and that himself and Clabourn Lawrence. Feb 12, 1821.
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1820 March 21 – Amos Davis v Samuel Chisholme} fifa.
On motion of Gist pltf attys, Ordered that the Sheriff Daniel Mitchell do shew cause if any he can on Thurs next why he has not returned the execution in the above case and paid over the money to this pltf or his atty and in case of failure that an attachment do issue.
Minutes C P 1819-22. p. 233. Union County, SC

1822 April 26 – Mary Smith etal to John Jefferies, bk R, p 128 – 130 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith and John Smith planters of Union District and State aforesaid for and in consideration of 210 dollars … paid to us by John Jeffries Sr … sold and released unto the said John Jeffries Sr a certain parcel of tract of land it being the eighth part of a tract of land lying on Gilkey Creek containing 336 acres of land … with Stephen Neil’s line … on Jeffries own corner … it being a parcel of land deeded to Abraham Smith decd by Nathaniel Jeffries and others which above mentioned 8th part of said land and building we do warrant … understood that the said Mary Smith are to keep possession of the said 8th part of land enduring her natural life unless she thinks propert to relinquish her possession sooner ….
Signed: Mary Smith, John Smith
Wit: Amos Northos, Samuel Chisholm, Samuel Jeffries
Personally came Samuel Jeffries befor me the subscribing justice and made oath as the law directs and saith he saw Mary Smith the wife of Abraham Smith decd and John Smith sign and deliver … unto John Jeffries Sr … 4th day of May 1822.
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1822 April 26 – Mary Smith & John Humphries to John Jeffries Sr, bk R, pg. 130. Union, SC.
… I Mary Smith … & John Humphries … sold and released unto the said John Jeffries Sr …. land it being the 4th part of a tract of land lying on Gikys Creek containing 336 acres of land … with Stephen Neil’s line … it being a parcel of land deeded to Abraham Smith decd by Nathaniel Jeffries and others which above mentioned 4th of said land and buildings we do warrant …
Signed: Mary Smith, John Humphries
Wit: Amos Northrop, Samuel Chisholm, Samuel Jeffries.
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1823 March Court – Elizabeth Smith by her next friend Thos Hollan v. John Littlejohn} Trover.
This issue was submitted to Jury No. 2 & they returned the following verdict. We find for the plaintiff 400 dollars.
Jurors: N. Smith, J. Harrington, J Smith, Wm Moorhead, J. Land, E Dawkins, O Chisholm, D Goudalock, N Corry, Daniel Thomas – foreman.
Clerk of Court Minutes, C. p. 221 – Union County, SC

1823 Oct 14 – Amos Davis v. Samuel Chisholm} Fifa a Rule against D A Mitchell late Sher.
It is ordered by the Court on the application of D A Mitchell Esqr that the rule be extended until the first day of Next Court.
Clerk of Court Minutes, C. 1822-24 p. 387 – Union County, SC

1823 Oct 16 – Amos Davis v. Samuel Chisholm} Fifa
On Motion of Clendenen & Farr pltfs attys Ordered that Daniel A Mitchell Esqr late Sheriff of Union Dist do shew cause forthwith why has not returned the Execution in the above case and paid over the money.
Clerk of Court Minutes, C P 1822-24, p. 390 – Union County, SC

1824 March 13 – Amos Davis v. Samuel Chisholm} This case the rule agaisnt the Sheriff was discharged which was against D A Mitchell late Sheriff.
Clerk of Court Minutes, C P 1824-26, p. 84 – Union County, SC

1826 Oct Term – Supry Chisholm vs D S Rogers} In this Case the Court made the following Order let the pltf take his decree for 38 dollars and Interest from 16th Decr 1825.
Clerk of Court Minutes, C P 1826-28, p. 37 – Union County, SC

1828 Oct Term – S Chisholm v J D Reid} asst.
On Motion of Oneall & Spencer Ordered that this Case be referred to the Clerk & on due investigation there appears to be due 31 dollars and 22 cents.
Clerk of Court Minutes, C P 1828-30, p. 37 – Union County, SC

1829 April 30 – William B Nott & Eliz Fernandes ads John Smith & Nancy his wife – bill
past acct & relief – 1829 – No 190
South Carolina, Union District}
In Equity
To the honoarable chancellors of the said State.
Humbly complaining shew unto your honors that your orator and oratrix John Smith and Nancy Smith his wife formerly Nancy Chisholm, that in or about the ___ day of ___ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ____ Adam Chisholm the father of your oratrix departed this life intestate, being at the term of his death siezed and possessed in fee of a valuable trat of land lying on Pacolet River near to Grindols Shoals which is now in the possession and for time past has been of the dfendants William B Nott and Elizabeth Farnandis and that the said Adam Chisholm at the term of his death left John Chisholm, Obediah Chisholm, Samuel Chisholm, and your oratrix then Nancy Chisholm his heirs at law … that partition and division yet remains to be made of the said land as your orator and oratrix have not as yet received their part of portion of said land and that the Defendants have by some means under claim your orators do not know have been receiving the whole of the rents and profits of said land which is very valuable without accounting in any manner whatever to your orators for that tract of the said rents and profits.
And your orators further shew unto your honors that John Smith the complainant and husband of your oratrix is unfortunately for him either entirely insolvent or nearly so and they are poor and bu a slender means of procuring a support and that the whole of the rest of the fortune of your oratrix which she received from her father’s estate has past into and through the hands of her husband the said John Smith and that he has not as yet made any settlement by any Estate on your oratrix.
The complainants therefore pray that the said land may be partitioned and divided and the share of the said Nancy the complainant settled on her to the use of herself and husband for the — and that the defts may account for rents and profits of the said lands and that the defts may answer this … and that a writ of subpoena issued …. may issue directed the said Defendants William B. Nott and Elizabeth Farnandes and so such other and further relief … compts case may be given and as in duty bound the bill ever pass.
A.W. Thomson for compts. (atty).
And the said complainants John Smith and Nancy his wife by way of amendment to their original bill have alledged and shews to your honor that the said defendants William B. Nott and Elizabeth Farnandez are tenants in common with your orators being in possession under a purchaser or purchasers either directly from someone or more of the heirs at law of the said Adam Chisholm or under them also purchased from them no one having purchased complainants interest as they have never sold or conveyed to anyone, and that said Defendants have been holding as tenants in common with your orators the said premises so that they are clearly entitled to partition and division of the said premises. And your orators pray that the said Defendants may answer this their amended bill as fully and particularly as if the same were herein again repeated and they thereto distinctly interrogated etc.
A.W. Thomson, Compls Sol
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-V38D-H9CR-Q?i=95&cat=476669
… these Defendants state that in time that Adam Chisholm died many years ago having the four children enumerated in the will … the Defendant did not know whether he died intestated.
The Defendant Wm B Nott says that his father ___ Nott, under whom he claims, as he is informed bought ___ of the land which he supposes the complts refer to, from the late Henry Farnandis and the Defendant Elizabeth Farnandis states that her late husband, the said Henry, having purchased, claimed the whole of the tract while he held the whole & the half after he divided with Judge Nott, adversely to the claim of the complainants.
The Defendants plead that they and them under whom they claim have had an adverse and ___ possession of the land, example the complainants claims for about ? and claim the complt of the statute of limitations.
The Defendant Wm B Nott states that he is informed by his father, that some years before he bought any part of the land, and while John Chisholme lived on it, he (John Chisholm) offered to sell it to him and showed him a deed which his father Adam Chisholm had made him of it.
And the Defendant Farnandis states, that in the division of her husbands estate, that part of the land in question which he retained was assigned to their daughter Catherine Farnandis now the wife of Jos L Lines as whose guardian Deft held it until her ward attained majority. When she ____ it to her and this ____
That the partition of her husbands estate was by ____ in the court of equity in this district, open and public, and no counter claim was put ___ states that some years ago, in her husband’s lifetime, the said complainants as she is informed brought suit against him for the land, which suit they abandoned & let drop & that her husband has been dead now within about 4 months of 6 years.
1829 June 20 … And the said defendants in answer to the complainants amendment, or so much thereof as they are advised is material for them to answer, state that they have never considered themselves as tenants in common with the complainants, but on the contrary they and them under whom they claim have set up an adverse claim to the complainants, as they have stated in their answer to the original bill.
These defendants state, that of their own knowledge they know but little of the case, or the manner of acquiring title by the complainants or them under whom they claim and they therefor require the complainants to make out their case by strict proof. … Defendants insist upon the matters of defense as contained in their original answer which they consider as fully meeting complainants amendment and pray to be dismissed with their costs etc.
Dawkins, Defts Sol.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-J38D-H9HN-N?i=97&cat=476669
South Carolina, Union County} Walter Farnandis states on oath that he went in company with John Smith last fall to Alabama and he understood that Smith intended to settle there where his family then was. Smith has not since that time as deponent knows of been in this State.
Sworn Before Me – June 14, 1834
S. Rogers.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-J38D-H9C4-6?i=102&cat=476669
Equity bills, 1798-1870, Bills, no. 187-220. Bill No. 190. Union Co, SC

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WATSON/TRIMMIER/CHISHOLM CONNECTIONS:

Note: The Watsons, Trimmiers, Beckhams, and Hendersons were all in-laws of Adam Chisholm and of  eachother from Hanover and Louisa County, Virginia. See:

“Lucy Stribling, sister of James Clayton Stribling and daughter of Thomas II and Nancy Ann Kincheloe Stribling, was born July 1, 1767, in Prince William County, Virginia.  (Databases are incorrect concerning her place of birth.  She was born in Virginia, where her parents lived before moving to Ninety Six District, S. C., now Union District, S. C.; RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Arkansas Is the Center of the Universe)

She married Obadiah Trimmier, son of William and Lucy Watson Trimmier, on November 24, 1786.  (RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Canternury’s of West Virginia, Contact—Gordon K. Lacy; Obediah Trimmier m. Lucy Stribling—Stribling—Family History & Genealogy Message Board; Descendants of William Trimyear, Google)

Lucy’s mother and father moved to the Grindal Shoals area of Union District, S. C., circa 1778.  (Stribling Genealogy, Google)

Obadiah Trimmier was born in Louisa County, Virginia, on November 1, 1759.  At an early age, he became a Patriot soldier in the American Revolutionary War.  (RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Canternury’s of West Virginia, Contact—Gordon K. Lacy; Obadiah Trimmier m. Lucy Stribling—Stribling—Family History & Genealogy Message Board)”  – Henderson Family At Carroll (Grindal) Shoals – Part II. BY ROBERT A. IVEY. https://grindalshoalsgazette.com/?page_id=2356

And see:

“ELIZABETH HENDERSON, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams Henderson, married JOHN (JACK) BECKHAM, son of William Benjamin and Phyllis Mackey Beckham, on August 12, 1761, in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina. (RootsWeb’sWorldConnect Project: AWT—Beckham—Ela by Timothy Beckham)

William Williams was bondsman at John Beckham’s marriage to Elizabeth Henderson. Bond was dated August 12, 1761, and consent was given by Elizabeth Henderson, her mother.

Elizabeth was born on February 19, 1738, in Hanover County, Virginia. John was born in Orange County, Virginia, on December 1, 1735. (RootsWeb’s WorldConect Project: A Goode American Family—David Goode; Elizabeth “Libby” “Betty” Henderson Beckham (1738-1831)—Find a Grave Memorial—Elretta Weathers)

William Benjamin Beckham, son of William and Phillis Randolph Beckham, was born in Essex County, Virginia, January 9, 1708. (RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project, Entries 333301, Contact–Joann Sovelenko)”  – Henderson Family At Carroll (Grindal) Shoals – Part II. BY ROBERT A. IVEY. https://grindalshoalsgazette.com/?page_id=2356

And see:

“Quaker records about Richard Henderson start in 1748 when he was accepted into membership at Camp Creek Monthly Meeting, Louisa County, Virginia. …

It is likely that his father was William Henderson who probably was a brother of sheriff Richard. The sheriff’s land was on North Anna River waters. William had Hanover land, as well as a 1733 patent of 400 acres on South Anna River which fell into Louisa county when that county was cut from Hanover. William died on his 400 acres in 1745. Only one fragment remains of William’s will and the settlement of his estate. Richard Henderson was one of the executors; the other was Theophilus Watson Sr., the father of Thomas who was born 1684, and was brother-in-law of Quaker Richard. ….

Names of William’s three sons-in-law were listed: James Pyrant, Thomas Watson, and Lawrence Redman. …” – Richard Henderson, The Quaker written by Carol Wells and was printed in a summer 1997 edition of a quarterly newsletter named the Clan Henderson. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/21996504?h=08f180 

And see:

“Among the old Spartan files, dated March 27th, 1856, under an article headed “Historic Views of Spartanburg, or F’acts and Memories of Eighty Years,” we find much interesting information as to the early settlement and growth of the town of Spartanburg. In this we find that the first settlers were Thomas Williamson, Wm. Wells, Thomas Edison, Alexander McKie, David Faust, Obadiah Watson, Muse Tolleson, James Brannon, Jesse Cleveland, B. Benson and H. Brown. The first named, Thomas Williamson, sold to William Wells, who hailed from Mecklenburg county, N. C, his lands upon which the town was located.

“He (Wells) was the father of Jehu Wells, deceased, who was the ancestor of Mrs. Allen, wife of Woodard Allen and Mrs. Moss. Mr. Wells represented the dis- trict in the Legislature about 1800.* He afterwards sold his land, or part of it, to William Thomson, and moved to the apex of the hill whereon L. B. Bishop and R. Bowden and others resided, known as the southern end of Hamburg. Thence he came on the north side of the ravine and erected a house near where the residence of Mrs. Cleveland stood. Thereafter he sold to Obadiah Watson, who was a hotel-keeper, and left Spartanburg in 1809. Muse Tolleson (half-brother of Alfred and J. B. Tolleson) married the 25th of May, 1809, and re- tailed goods in the house occupied by Watson, which he bought, and in a building that lately stood in front of the Palmetto…” – History of Spartanburg County; embracing an account of many important events, and biographical sketches of statesmen, divines and other public men, by Landrum, J. B. O. (John Belton O’Neall), Publication date 1900, Publisher Atlanta, Ga., The Franklin prtg. and pub. co. https://archive.org/details/historyofspartan00land/page/34/mode/2up?q=watson

Where did Adam Chisholm of Union County, SC come from? What line does he belong to?

This is not an easy question to answer. There is evidence that Adam Chisholm came from Hanover County, Virginia AND there is evidence that he has some connections to the Amelia County, Virginia Chisum family.

A) Hanover County, Virginia connections: 

Adam Chisholm of Union County, South Carolina is the father of David Chisholm who died in 1792 in Union County, South Carolina. David Chisholm’s will left his slaves to his brothers and sister, with the condition that his slaves or the proceeds from the sale of the slaves not be distributed until his brother Samuel Chisholm reach the age of 10.

The distributions of the slaves and proceeds from David Chisholm’s estate begins in 1797 – meaning Samuel Chisholm must have turned 10 years of age in 1797 and was born in 1787. Adam Chisholm’s probate paperwork in 1817 confirms he has a son named Samuel Chisholm, and his 1830 US Census entry in Pickens County, Alabama confirms his age as being born in that age range.  This is the only Samuel Chisholm in this area of South Carolina that has been located in records – showing that Adam Chisholm is David Chisholm’s father.

In another distribution of David Chisholm’s estate, in 1797 “Watt Chisholm” confirms receiving 75 pounds of the estate of David Chisholm from the administrators of the estate confirming that Watt Chisholm is another brother of David Chisholm, and another son of Adam’s – the full name of this child of Adam’s is Theophilus Watson Chisholm.  The middle name of “Watson” suggests a possible family relationship with the Watson family. See:

1797 March 7 – I do hereby acknowledge that I have received of John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm the sum of 75 pounds sterling of the estate of David Chisholm deceased and upon a final settlement if should appear that I have received more than my legacy, I hereby promise to return to the said John Henderson, Obediah Trimur and William Chisholm such ballance as may appear due from me to said estate.
Signed: Watt Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-GQVQ-4?i=511&cat=340217

We find that Watt’s full name is Theophilus Watson Chisholm in 1800 in the administration of his estate in Richland District, South Carolina when William Chisholm is appointed administrator:

1800 Sept 24 – Theophilus Watson Chisolm, dec’d, William Chisholm, admr; Claiborn Clifton appraiser
… Ordinary’s Office, Richland District}
1800 Sept 24 – William Chisholm applied for letters of administration for the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm, late of Richland District, deceased.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-6D33-7G?i=367&cc=1911928&cat=443502
1800 Sept 26 – 1000 pound Bond posted by William Chisholm to administer the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm. Signed: William Chisholm, Lewis Dinkins, R A Waring.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-6D33-DC?i=369&cc=1911928&cat=443502

In Louisa County, Virginia records, we find Adam Chisholm as a witness in a deed along with Randolph Watson in 1760. In 1773 Louisa County records confirm that Randolph Watson was the son of Theophilus Watson in a deed by John Watson and his wife Ann & David Watson of one part, to Lewis Barrett. In 1786 in Union County, South Carolina a John Watson is a copurchaser with Adam Chisholm of land in Grindal Shoals, Union County, South Carolina. All this points to Adam Chisholm having a family relationship with the Watson family. He named one of his sons after Theophilus Watson, which is a strong indication that either his wife’s maiden name was Watson, or his mother’s maiden name was Watson, or one of his grandmothers.  (See records below):

1760 June 17 – Deed bk C, p. 30-31 Louisa Co, VA. Wm Terrell Mills of Lunenburg Co.; merchants to Thomas Paulett of Louisa Co.; Planter, L120; 300 acres on Goldmine Creek… Col. Symes corner. Wm Terell Mills. Wit: Rich’d Phillips, Jno. Jouett, Adam ChisholmRandolph Watson. 26 Aug 1760 proved by oaths of all the witnessees.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSK3-N?i=123&cat=281398

1773 April 12 – John Watson and wife Anne & David Watson to Lewis Barritt, Deed bk D1/2, p 496 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and Anne his wife & David Watson of the County of Louisa of the one part and Lewis Barrett of the County of Hanover of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds … confirm unto the said Lewis Barrett … land lying in Louisa County containing 200 acres … on Beaver Creek being the same tract of land that is conveyed by deed of record in the said county of Louisa by Randolph Watson to the sd John & was purchased by Theophilus Watson, Father of the sd Randolph of John Garth as will appear by deed of record in the County Court of Hanover … on other tract of land lying in the County afsd containing 200 acres be the same more or less and bounded by the lines of the afsd John Watson, Thomas Thomson, and Robert Fleming Bibb which tract of land was purchased by Elizabeth Watson mother of the sd David Watson of William Henderson and by her conveyed by deed of record in the sd County of Louisa to her sd son David Watson
Signed: John Watson, Anne Watson, David Watson.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKK-3?i=620&cat=281398

1786 Dec 26 – Deed bk A, p. 320-323, Union Co, SC – John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm.
… Release (Preceded by Lease) John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm, all of Union County, SC. Granted … to John Grindol 250 acres Apr. 21, 1775 likewise another grant … 80 acres Dec 22, 1768 … 100 acres, conveyed to John Grindol, by James Huey containing 100 acres bearing date the 2d day of April 1774 … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds sterling in hand paid by the said John Watson and Adam Chisholm … confirm unto John Watson and Adam Chisholm in their possession … land as above described situate laying and being on both sides of Packolate River including Grindols Shoals and plantation and lays joining eachother the whole 430 acres … the houses, cut houses, buidings, barns, stables, gardens, orchards, woods (etc) ….
Signed: John Grindol, Hester Grindol
Wit: David Chisholm, Jesse Mabry
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-G3LD-P?i=175&cat=340217

B) Connections to Amelia County Chisum family:

Adam Chisholm buys land in Halifax County, Virginia adjacent to a John Phelps in 1783. Records in Halifax County show that James Chisum, son of John Chisum of Amelia County, Va, also has land adjacent to John Phelps.  In 1784 Adam Chisholm and John Phelps and wife witness the Will of Thomas Farnborough.  There are no records found with Adam Chisholm and John Chisum or James Chisum together – so this is circumstantial evidence, but they would have certainly known eachother. Their proximity to one another, and the surname leaves open the possibility that they are related in some way. See:

1779 March 17 – James Chisum to Chandler Deed bk 11, p 288. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Timothy Chandler of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the same County of the other part … the said Timothy Chandler for and in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds current money … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … in John Phelps line … on Nelson’s line … in said Chisum’s line … containing by estimation 35 acres …
Signed: Timothy Chandler
Wit: John Brown, William Chandler, Healy Shaw.
(Recorded June 17, 1779)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1H-5?i=627&cat=406522

1782 July 18 – James Chisum to James Phelps, Deed bk 12, p 255. Halifax Co, Va.
… between John Phelps of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the County afsd of the other art … in consideration of the sum of 20 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … in the County of Halifax containing … 100 acres being part of a greater tract received of William Jones wich said 100 acres is bounded …. in Jones’ old line …
Signed: John Phelps
Wit: Nimrod Farguson, William Royall, Joseph Collins
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-Y?i=157&cat=406522

1782 Nov Court – James Chisum fr John Phelps Order bk 10, p 307. Halifax Co, Va
… An indenture of bargain and sale btw John Phelps of the one part and James Chissum of the other was by the said John Ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97X-7?i=403&cat=401169

1783 Feb 21 – Adam Chisholm fr Benjamin Vaughan, Deed bk 12, p 335. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Benjamin Vaughan late of the Parish of Antrim and County of Halfix of the one part and Adam Chisholm of the parish and County aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of __ thousand five hundred pounds … to the said Benjamin Vaughan in hand paid by the said Adam Chisholm … discharge unto the said Adam Chisholm … land situate lying and being in the Parish and County afsd on both sides of the Upper Fork of Terrible Creek containing by estimation 100 acres … purchased by the said Benjamin Vaughan of Thomas Elliott being part of 800 acres land surveyed for Richard Echols in two surveys and granted unto Anthony Griffin by letters patent … the 16th day of August 1756 … bounded by the lines and adjoining the lands of James McCraw, William Green, William Robertson, Fontaines ___ and John Phelps
Signed: Ben. Vaughan
Wit: James McCraw, John Murphey, William Maxey, Edward Wells.
(Proved and ordered to be recorded on July 17, 1783)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-L?i=197&cat=406522

1784 July 25 – Last Will and Testament of Thomas Farnbrough.
-son Thomas Farnbrough –
-son Anderson Farnborough –
-dau Salley –
-son William –
-wife Mary –
Executrix/Executor – wife Mary, son William
Wits: Adam Chisholm, Drucilla Phelps, John Phelps, William Gates, Chisley Gates, Dulender Buckner.
(Proved up in Halifax County on 25th Sept 1791 by Mary & William Farnbrough)
Bond with Henry Bass and George Robertson their securities according to law
Will Book No. 2, With Inventories Accounts Etc. 1783-1792. p. 465. Halifax County, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-33Q7?i=669&cat=417646

1784 Aug 1 – James Chisum from James Bates Deed bk 13, p 104. Halifax Co, Va
… between James Bates of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the said County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 77 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … on the branches of North Fork of Terrible Creek in the County of Halifax afsd containing by estimation 154 acres …. bounded by the lines of John Phelps the said Chisum and John Brown … line between the said Chisum and said James Bates …..
Signed: James Bates
(Oct 21, 1784 proven up and ordered to be recorded)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49ZK-Y?i=307&cat=406522

NOTES TO REVIEW REGARDING WATSON/TRIMMIER CONNECTIONS: 

Louisa County, Virginia Deeds with Trimmier and Watson surnames: 

1743 Aug 5 – Deed Book A, pgs 104\105 – … between John Watson of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co, of the one part and John Richardson of same of the other part … in consideration of the sume of 10 pounds …confirm unto the said John Richardson … land and plantation … in the said Parish of Fredricksville in the County afsd containing 60 acres … whereon the said Watson now lives … Signed: John Watson.
Recorded: 12th September 1743 acknowledged by John Watson. Louisa Co., VA
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-43QW-2?i=62&cat=281398

1745 Sept 24 – Nathan Watson deed to Mathew Watson bk A, p. 195 Louisa Co, Va
… between Nathan Watson planter … and Mathew Watson carpenter … 15 pounds consideration … confirm unto Matthew Watson … land … Southly side of the South Anna in Fredricksveel Parish County of Louisa containing … 50 acres … to the mouth of Bever Creek … dividing line between the said Nathan Watson and Mathew Watson
Signed: Nathan Watson
Wit: Thomas Paulett, William Rice
Anne the wife of the said Nathan … relinquish unto Matthew Watson the right of Dower …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-433G-R?i=108&cat=281398

1746 June 24 – Watson deed to Moore Deed bk A, p. 235 Louisa Co, Va
… between James Watson of Louisa County of the one part and John Moore of Hanover County executor of Matthew Jouett decd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds … paid by Benjamin Henson … confirm unto the abovesaid John Moore exr one certain tract or parcell of land in Louisa County containing 200 acres … by the line of John Thomas’s and Mathew Jouett decd lines on Beaver Creek, hence along Col. Sims’ decd grant line on Gold Mine Creek and by the dividing line of John Hays it being part of the track or entry on which said Hay now lives and all the estate right title interest … property and claim of him the said James of or unto the said parcile of land above bounded …
Signed: James Watson
Wit: James Goodall, James Yancey, William Rice
Barbary the wife of the said James … relinquish unto John Moore the right of dower …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-43QT-Q?i=129&cat=281398

1750 April 2 – Green’s deed to Trimmear, Deed bk A, p. 380 Louisa Co, Va
… between Faress Green of Louisa County of the one part and William Trimmear of the same County of the other part … in consideration of 5 shillings … confirm unto the said William Trimmear … land containing 284 acres … in the County of Louisa … joyning Faress Green own land and lying on both sides of Foster Creek … bounded by letters pattend bearing date 15 day of Oct 1741 … patend in Faress Green name …
Signed: Farris Green
Wit: Edward Mouzly, Mathew Mouzly
Thomas Moss
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-433Z-G?i=205&cat=281398

1749 Nov 20 – White to Watson Deed bk A, p. 381 Louisa Co, Va
… between John White of the Parish of St Paul in the County of Hanover of the one part and John Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 85 pounds … confirm unto the said John Watson … land … and also a crey Mill scituate … in the afsd County of Louisa and containing 214 acres … to the mouth thereof in Deep Creek … to a corner hiccory belonging to John Thompson … containing 213 acreswith a mill and 1 acre of land on the other side the afsd Deep Creek …
Signed: John White
Wit: Elisha White, Rees Hughes, John Hobb
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-433Z-G?i=205&cat=281398

1750 September 24 – Watson to Jones Deed bk A, p 401 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and his wife Gressel of Louisa County of the one part and Edward Jones of the County of Spotsylvania in the Colony of Virginia of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 35 pounds … confirm unto the said Edward Jones … land containing 140 acres … in the County of Louisa … part of a greater tract of land sold to the said John Watson by Lancelot Armstrong … by a deed bairing date the 3d day of March 1737 … bounded …. Mr Chamberlaynes line … to his and Armstrong’s corner … along Armstrong’s line … to Armstrong and Richardsons corner … Signed: John Watson, Grisel Watson
Wit: John Snead, James Underwood, James Glass
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-433C-K?i=215&cat=281398

1752 February 24 – Deed bk A, pg 452-453 John Watson to John Thompson. Louisa County, Virginia
… between John Watson of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co., of the one part and John Thompson, merchant of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover Co., of the other part … said John Watson for and in consideration of the sum of 130 pounds Current money … confirm unto the said John Thomson … 214 acres … in Fredericksville Parish … on south side of DEEP CREEK, except one acres which is on the north side … afsd. Thomson’s corner … on the North side of Deep Creek on which there is a water grist Mill which is 213 acres above bounded in part of a larger tract formerly in the possession of Peter King and by him transferred as by the records of Hanover County Court will fully appear …
Signed: John Watson 
Wit: John McGeorge, William Davis, James Watson
25th Feb. 1752 acknowledged by John Watson … Grisel his wife relinquished right of dower.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-433H-Y?i=244&cat=281398

Deed bk B

1754 July 23 – Matthew Watson & wife to Joseph Wyatt, Deed bk B, p 7 Louisa Co, Va
… between Matthew Watson of the County of Louisa and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and Joseph Wyatt of the County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 90 pounds …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-437X-L?i=301&cat=281398

1765 Oct 29 – Daniel to Watson, Deed bk B, p 43 Louisa Co, Va
… between James Daniel of the County of Orange of the one part and Nehemiah Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … James Daniel and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … confirm unto the sd Nehemiah Watson … land … in the County of Louisa containing 100 acres … near Thomason’s house branch … containing 100 acres …
Signed: James Daniel, Mary Daniel
Wit: William Price, John Daniel
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-437H-J?i=319&cat=281398

1758 May 23 – Randolph Watson to John Watson, Deed bk B, p 267 Louisa Co, Va
… between Randolph Watson of the Parish of Fredricksville in the County of Louisa of the one part and John Watson of the afsd County and Parish of the other part … Randolph Watson out of the love and affection which I have to my said brother John Watson above named … confirm unto the sd John Watson … land scituate … on Beaver Creek … on the flat grounds of Beaver Creek … containing by estimation 200 acres
Signed: Randolph Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-43QK-5?i=446&cat=281398

1759 Aug 8 – Thomas Burrus to James Watson, Deed bk B, p 334 Louisa Co, Va
… between Thomas Burrus of the Parish of Fredricksville in the County of Louisa of the one part and James Watson of the afsd Parish and County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 54 pounds 8 shillings … confirm unto the said James Watson … land containing 350 acres … on the N side the Little Mountains in the Parish and County afsd and bounded …. in John Hammacks line … along Frockmans line …
Signed: Thomas Burrus
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-433B-L?i=480&cat=281398

Deed Book C

1765 April 8 – Richard Jones to James Watson Deed bk C1/2, p 68 Louisa Co, Va
… between Richard Jones of Trinity Parish in the County of Louisa planter and Ann his wife of the one part and James Watson Jr of the sd Parish and County of the other part … confirm unto the sd James Watson … land … in the sd Parish of Trinity afsd County of Louisa containing 125 acres … on John Rice’s line … to a corner pine on John Dixon Gent. line … to a white oak corner on the sd Watson’s line …
Signed: Richard Jones, Ann Jones
Wit: William Pettit, John White
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSK7-N?i=43&cat=281398

1765 May 13 – Watson to Wood Deed bk C1/2, p 89 Louisa Co, Va
… between James Watson planter and Barbara his wife of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa of the one part and David Wood of the sd Parish and County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 1 shilling … confirm unto the sd David Wood … land … in the Parish of Trinity … County of Louisa containing 204 acres … bounded … Major Johnson’s line … to a pine on James Watson’s line …
Signed: James Watson, Barbara Watson
Wit: William Pettit, John Poindexter
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKS-P?i=53&cat=281398

Deed Book C

1760 Dec 5 – Evan Ragland to Nathan Watson. Deed bk C, p 74 Louisa Co, Va
… between Evan Ragland … in the County of Louisa and Susannah his wife of the one part and Nathan Watson … of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 140 pounds … confirmed unto the said Nathan Watson … land … of the said Evan Ragland and Susannah his wife … in the County of Louisa … containing by estimation 425 acres … bounded .. at Johnsons corner at the River ….
Signed: Evan Ragland, Susanner Ragland
Wit: Thomas Purkins, Charles Barret, Samuel Ragland, John Garth, Charles Hester, J Lewis
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKW-H?i=145&cat=281398

1762 Jan 26 – Thomas Watson to Randolph Watson. Deed bk C, p 104 Louisa Co, Va
… between Thomas Watson of the County of Louisa cooper of the one part and Randolph Watson of the samd County planter of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 14 pounds … confirmed unto the said Randolph Watson … land … on the S side of the South Ana River … at Venable’s corner red oak saplin … on the mouth of Juniper Branch … to a corner in Venable’s line … which is part of 400 acres granted to William Henderson by patent bearing date 1733 by estimation 200 acres …
Signed: Thomas Watson
Wit: William Hughes.
Hannah the wife of the said Thomas Watson … relinquished her right of dower in the above lands…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKS-B?i=160&cat=281398

Deed Book D

1766 Sept 5 – Thomas Watson to John Reese. Deed bk D, p 78 Louisa Co, Va
… between Thomas Watson of the County of Louisa planter of the one part and John Reese of the County of Louisa taylor of the other part … in consideration of the Paternal Love & Affection as well as for and in consideration of the sum of 1 pound 10 shillings … confirm unto the said John Reese .. 135 acres … in Louisa County and on the S Fork of Rocky Creek and is part of a greater tract that was granted to the said Thomas Watson by a deed and is however the actual possession of Thomas Watson of the County afsd … bounded … in Buchannons line … thence on Timers line …
Signed: Thomas Watson, Hannah Watson
WIt: Robert Paisley Jr, Mary Paisley, George Holland, David Humphry
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSV6-Y?i=290&cat=281398

Deed Book D1/2

1769 May 8 – William Trimmier to Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 143 Louisa Co, Va
… between William Trimmur of the County of Louisa planter of the one part and Randolph Watson of the same County planter of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 35 pounds … confirm unto the sd Randolph Watson … land … in the County of Louisa on both side the Uordchopt(sp?) Road … 100 acres … bounded … which said 100 acres of land was purchased by William Trimmier of Edmd Carter Gent …
Signed: William Trimmier, Lucy Trimmier
Wit: William Steel, Rees Hughes, David Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSJP-M?i=443&cat=281398

1770 April 9 – Nathan Watson to Moses White, Deed bk D1/2, p 201 Louisa Co, Va
… between Nathan Watson and his wife Anne of the County of Louisa of the one part and Moses White of the sd County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 20 pounds … confirm unto the sd Moses White … land … in the County afsd containing 60 and 3/4 acres …
Signed: Nathan Watson, Anne Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKY-R?i=470&cat=281398

1772 May 11 – Eliza Watson to David Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 353 Louisa Co, Va
… between Eliza Watson of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa of the one part & David Watson of the Parish of Trinity and County of the other part … in consideration of 5 pounds … confirm unto the sd David Watson … land containing 200 acres … bounded by the lines of John Watson, Thomas Trimmier, G Robert, F Bibb in the Parish and County abovesd … land formerly purchased by the sd Eliza Watson of William Henderson …
Signed: Elizabeth Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKR-Y?i=548&cat=281398

1772 Sept 14 – Benjamin Brown and wife Suzan to Randolph Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 406 Louisa Co, Va
… Between Benjamin Brown of the County of Hanover and Suzan his wife of the one part, and Randolph Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … confirm unto the sd Randolph Watson … land containing 200 acres … in the County of Louisa … along Greens line … along Reynolds line to Bells corner … along Bell’s line (being the dividing line between Bell and Brown) …
Signed: Ben Brown
Wit: William Trimmeer, Henry Gambrell, John Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKR-F?i=574&cat=281398

1772 Oct 12 – Nathan Watson and wife Ann to William White, Deed bk D1/2, p 418 Louisa Co, Va
… between Nathan Watson & Ann his wife of the one part and William White of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 150 pounds … sell unto the sd William White … land lying in Louisa County on the South Anna River containing … 728 acres … on Johnson’s and on the River … to Bakers stake … on Corthran’s Run …
Signed: Nathan Watson, Anne Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSK6-6?i=580&cat=281398

1773 April 12 – John Watson and wife Anne & David Watson to Lewis Barritt, Deed bk D1/2, p 496 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and Anne his wife & David Watson of the County of Louisa of the one part and Lewis Barrett of the County of Hanover of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds … confirm unto the said Lewis Barrett … land lying in Louisa County containing 200 acres … on Beaver Creek being the same tract of land that is conveyed by deed of record in the said county of Louisa by Randolph Watson to the sd John & was purchased by Theophilus Watson, Father of the sd Randolph of John Garth as will appear by deed of record in the County Court of Hanover … on other tract of land lying in the County afsd containing 200 acres be the same more or less and bounded by the lines of the afsd John Watson, Thomas Thomson, and Robert Fleming Bibb which tract of land was purchased by Elizabeth Watson mother of the sd David Watson of William Henderson and by her conveyed by deed of record in the sd County of Louisa to her sd son David Watson
Signed: John Watson, Anne Watson, David Watson.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKK-3?i=620&cat=281398

1772 Sept 14 – Mooreman to Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p. 505 Louisa Co, Va
… Between Achelis Mooreman and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Albemarle fo the one part and James Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 313 pounds … sell unto the sd James Watson … land … on both sides of the South Fork of … River containing 258 acres … at Hudson Creek thence on John Bunches line … thence on James Bunches line … in Pulliam’s line … thence on his Webb’s line … thence on David Bunches line … along a line marked without a survey by Charles Mooreman decd between his son Charles Mooreman and the above Achelis Mooreman … to Headsons Creek … to David Bunches line … In witness whereof the said Achilles Moorman and his wife Elizabeth hath hereunto set their hand …
Signed: Achilles Mooreman
Wit: James Pulliam, John Pulliam, John Pulliam Jr.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSKN-P?i=624&cat=281398

1773 June 14 – Bartlett Anderson and wife Frances to John Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 509 Louisa Co, Va
… between Bartelett Anderson and Frances his wife of the one part and John Watson of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 50 pounds … sell unto the sd John Watson … land … in the County of Louisa containing … 193 acres
Signed: Bartilett Anderson, Frances Anderson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSK4-F?i=626&cat=281398

Deed Book E

1774 Aug 8 – Trimmeers Exrs to Dashper, Deed bk E, p 8 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and Lucy Trimmier of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa executors to the last Will and Testament of William Trimmier of the one part and Thomas Dashper of sd Parish and County of the other part … in consideration … of the sume of 45 pounds … sell unto the said Thomas Dasher … land containing 284 acres … in the Parish and County afsd … bounded according to a patent bearing date 15 October 1741 … at Green’s corner … in Thomson’s line … in Green’s line … the said John Watson and Lucy Trimmier executors of the last will and testament afsd …
Signed: Lucy Trimmear, John Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9F7-B?i=33&cat=281398

1774 Nov 28 – John Sanders and wife Jane to Randolph Watson, Deed bk E, p 33 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Sanders Sr and Jane his wife of the County of Guilford in the Province of North Carolina of the one part and Randolph Watson of the County of Louisa … of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 15 pounds … sell unto the said Randolph Watson … land … in the County of Louisa … on both sides the Three Notched Road and bounded … on John Moore Jr line to Rogers corner pine … to a corner in John Hays line … containing in the whole 397 acres …
Signed: John Sanders, Jane Sanders
Wit: William Gray, Charles Pheres, Mary Phare, Judith Crew
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9FQ-1?i=46&cat=281398

1775 Sept 11 – Watson etc to Anderson, Deed bk E, p 67 Louisa Co, Va
… between Randolph Watson and Martha his wife and Elizabeth Watson their mother of the County of Louisa of the one part and Richard Anderson of the same County of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds … sell … unto the said Richard Anderson … land … in … County of Louisa on both sides of the S branch of Camunkey River … on the W side of North East Creek … John Moore and Thomas Paulett decd .. to a forked white oak formerly known by the name of Mathew Jouet’s corner … in the line of the afsd Thomas Paulett … containing by estimation 500 acres
Signed: Randolph Watson, Martha Watson, Elizabeth Watson
Wit: William Smith, David Watson, James Michie
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9F3-6?i=63&cat=281398

Deed Book F

1785 Sept 14 – James Bunch to James Watson, Deed bk F, p 82 Louisa Co, Va
… between James Bunch of the County of Louisa of the one part and James Watson of the afsd County of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … to secure the said James Watson from any damages or costs which he may sustain by an account of his having entered himself … for the appearance of the said James Burchat the suit of David Turell … James Bunch doth …. sell unto the said James Watson … land lying in the County afst … the S Branch of Pamunkey River adj the lands of the said James Watson, James Bunch and Pouncey Bunch … land wherein the said James Bunch now lives containing … 168 acres … with the 5 following slaves to wit: Harvey, George, Daneil, and Sarah … nevertheless and it is hereby expressly agreed that if the said James Bunch shall save indemnify and keep harmless the said James Watson …. then this indenture to Cease …
Signed: James Bunch
Wit: William White, Moses White, Shurley Tisdale.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9XG-L?i=269&cat=281398

1787 June 11 – Dandridge to Watson, Deed bk F, p 214 Louisa Co, Va
… between William Dandridge and Anne his wife of the County of Hanover of the one part and Joseph Watson of the afsd County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … sell unto the said Joseph Watson … land … in the County of Louisa on both sides of Long Creek … and the Branches of Negro Run containing 893 acres … land granted by pattent … the 7th day August 1761 Benjamin Harris as by the Records in the late secretary’s office … at Jeremiah Dumas’ corner … in David Anderson’s line … to the said Anderson’s, William Todd’s, Leavingston their corner … Livingstone line … in James Coleman’s line … to Ragland’s corner … in Damless’ line … unto the sd Joseph Watson … & behoof of him the sd Stephen Watson … Signed: William Dandredge.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9FC-Z?i=335&cat=281398

Bunch and wife to Watson, Deed bk F, p 355

Barnard to Watson, Deed bk F, p 392

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Probate Inventory. Louisa County, Va

James Watson p. 190
Watson, Tho, George & Shetton, p. 191
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P6-RS4F?i=112&cat=382751

Probate Inventory. Louisa County, Va

1749 Aug 22 – Theophilus Watson, Inventory bk with Misc Records 1743-1790. p. 13 Louisa Co, Va
Louisa Co, Persuant to an order of Court dated the 22d day of August 1749 we the subscribers being first sworn have appraised the Estate of Theophilus Watson deceased, viz:
(itemization of personal estate) – Total: 3027.11
Signed: Abra. Venable, James Goodall, Daniel Williams.
At a Court held for Louisa County on Tuesday the 24th day of October 1749.
This appraisement of the Estate of Theophilus Watson decd was this day returned by Elizabeth Watson and by the court ordered to be recorded …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P6-RS7B?i=202&cat=382751

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Court Orders in Louisa with Watson and Trimmier: 

Order book 1742-1748

1742 Dex 14 – James Watson appointed Const p 4 Louisa Co, Va
James Watson is appointed Constable in the precinct from Northeast Creek between the South Anna and the Main Road to where they intersect.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PYX3?i=13&cat=400438

1743 Jan 10 – James Watson sworn as Constable p 8 Louisa Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PY98?i=15&cat=400438

1743 April 11 – James Watson’s mark 31 Louisa Co, Va
On the motion of James Watson his mark (being two crops and two underheels) is ordered to be recorded).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PT3P?i=26&cat=400438

1744 April 16 – Nathan Watson ordered to be paid for attendance in suit p 47 Louisa Co, Va
Ordered that James Roach pay Nathan Watson for two days attendance in his suit against Samuel Waddy.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PRYQ?i=35&cat=400438

1744 Nov 12 – William Treameare fined for swearing – p. 123 Louisa Co, Va
William Hudson, William Treameare being this day presented by the Grand Jury for prophane swearing. This day appeared and confessed judgment for 5 shillings for the said offense, therefore it is ordered that Thomas Meriwether Gent churchwarden of the Parish of Fredericksville in this County receive the same for the use of the poor of the said District.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PTSM?i=73&cat=400438

1745 Aug 27 – Matthew Watsons negro judged p 165 Louisa Co, Va
Jenny a negro girl belonging to Matthew Watson of this County is adjudged by the Court to be 11 years of age.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PRP6?i=94&cat=400438

1745 Sept 24 – Nathan Watson to Matthew Watson p 167 Louisa Co, Va
An indenture between Nathan Watson of the one part and Mathew Watson of the other part with a memorandum of livery of seisin and receipt for the consideration money hereon indorsed were acknowledged by the said Nathan (also Ann the wife of the said Nathan being first privily examined as the law directs did in open Court relinquish unto the said Matthew the right of Dower which she hath in the lands) and admitted to record.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PRLG?i=95&cat=400438

1746 June 24 – James Watson to John Moore p 194 Louisa Co, Va
An indenture between James Watson of the one part and John Moore of the other part was this day in open Court acknowledged by the sd James (also Barbary the wife of the sd James being first privily examined relinquished her right of dower, and admitted to record).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PTX7?i=109&cat=400438

Orders No. 3 1760-1774

Order Book 1766-1772

1767 March Court – Randolph Watson v Phillips, p 17 Louisa Co, Va
On the motion of Randolph Watson a witness for Richard Phillips agt Edmond Massie it is ordered that the sd Phillips pay him 100 pounds of tobacco for 4 days attendance at this court according to law.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PYZG?i=34&cat=400438

1767 May 12 – James Watson v Rowland Jones judgment, p 39 Louisa Co, Va
By attachment. This day came by his attorney and the Deft appeared and confessed judgment to the said pltf for 5 pounds 4 shillings …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PY8Z?i=45&cat=400438

1767 Aug 11 – Watson’s tithes added to the list, p 75 Louisa Co, Va
Its ordered that the tithables etc belonging to Samuel Watson and John Brown be added to the List taken by William Phillips Gent.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PYXY?i=63&cat=400438

1768 Aug Ct – John Watson sworn under Shff p. 234 Louisa Co, Va
Henry Garrett and John Watson having first taken the usual oaths to his Majesty’s person and Government and taken and subscribed the abjurationn oath and subscribed the tist wiri (with the approbation of Charles Smith Gent: Sheriff of this County) sworn and admitted his undersheriffs.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PBK8?i=143&cat=400438

1768 Oct 10 – John Watson sworn under Shff p. 249 Louisa Co, Va
John Watson, Charles Barret Jr and William Smith having first taken the usual oaths to his Majesty’s person and Government, and taken sworn and subscribed the abjuration aoth, and subscribed the test, were on the motion of Thomas Ballard Smith Gent Sheriff of this County sworn and admitted his Under Sheriffs.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PB2K?i=150&cat=400438

1769 May 8 – William Trimear to Randolph Watson deed ack p 311 Louisa Co, Va
Indenture … between William Trimmier and Lucy his wife of the one part, and Randolph Watson of the other part was acknowledged by the said William and Lucy (… Lucy … acknowledged deed …) and recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PB2S?i=181&cat=400438

1770 April 10 – John Watson v Edmund Foster judgmt p. 377 Louisa Co, Va
… the Deft altho solemnly called came not … 6 pounds current money with lawful interest from the 1st day of Sept 1766 untill paid … and his costs in this behalf expended …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PBF7?i=214&cat=400438

1771 Jan 14 – Randall Watson ordy lycense p. 433 Louisa Co, Va
At the motion of Randall Watson he hath liberty to keep an Ordinary at his plantation on the Three Chopt Road in this County on his giving bond and paying the Governor dues as the law directs.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PBXG?i=242&cat=400438

1771 May 13 – Nathan Watson on grand Jury p 455 Louisa Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PBV2?i=253&cat=400438

1771 Aug 12 – John Watson assignee of Julias Allen pltf v Jeremiah Johnson and William Norval defts jdgt p. 475 Louisa Co, Va
… came the parties … he is indebted to him 5 pounds 10 shillings … the defendants pay the plt the same and his costs … with interest thereon from 25th day of December 1769 till paid.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-PB8R?i=263&cat=400438

Orders 1770-1771
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Spartanburg Dist SC records for Watson and Trimmier:

1792 May 3 – John Watson to Obadiah Trimmier, 174 acres N. Fork of Thickety, bk C, p 15. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson of the County of Union and State of South Carolina of the one part, and Obadiah Trimmier of the County of Spartanburg … of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 22 pounds 17 sillings and 4 pence … sell unto the said Obadiah Trimmier … land … in … County of Spartanburgh on the North Fork of THicketty Creek containing 174 acres … part of a tract of 350 acres granted to Vardry McBee … Dec 1774 …
Signed: John Watson
Wit: John Trimmier, Obadiah Watson, John Headen.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-6WK8?i=23&cat=381052

1794 Nov 17 – John Watson Sr to John Watson Jr, 93 and 1/2 acres N Fork of Thickety Creek, bk C, p 330. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson Sr of the County of Union and State of South Carolina of the one part, and John Watson Jr of the County and State afsd of the other part … confirm unto the said John Watson Jr … land … County of Spartanburgh on the North Forks of Thickety Creek containing 93 and 1/2 acres being part of a tract of 300 acres granted to Vardry McBee … grant bearing date in Dec 1774 … at the mouth of Prices Creek … remainder of the said tract which has not been convey’d to Obadiah Trimmier and Obadiah Watson included …
Signed: John Watson
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, Henry McCray, Obadiah Watson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-6WB2?i=181&cat=381052

1794 November 17 – John Watson to Obadiah Watson, 93 and 1/2 acres N Fork of Thickety Creek, bk C, p 331. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson of the County of Union and State of South Carolina of the one part and Obadiah Watson of the State afsd and County of Spartanburgh of the other part … sd John Watson … confirm unto the said Obadiah Watson … land situate … in Spartanburgh County and State afsd on the N Forks of Thicketty Creek containing 93 and 1/2 acres … part of a tract of 350 acres granted to Vardry McBee …. grant bearing date in December 1774 …. bounded … at the mouth of Prices Creek … crosses Prices Creek thence along said line to Trimmiers dividing line … to the mouth of sd Prices Creek …
Signed: John Watson
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, Henry McCray, John Watson Jr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-6WB2?i=181&cat=381052

1796 April 8 – Samuel Watson extor etal to James Powell, 400 acres M Tygar River, bk E, p 10. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between Samuel Watson and Jean McDowel executors of the estate of John McDowell decd of the one part and James Powel of Spartanburgh County … South Carolina of the other … in consideration of the sum of 88 pounds … we the said Samuel Watson and Jean McDowel by virtue of the power vested in us as executors of the Last Will and Testament of sd John McDowel decd … confirm unto the said James Powell … land .. in the State of South Carolina Spartanburgh County … on the Middle Fork of Tygar River below David McKees … containing 400 acres … sd land … being granted to Hugh Park of Rowan County North Carolina by his Excellency William Tryone Esqr Governor of the Province of N Carolina and bequeathed to sd McDowell, recd by the last will and testament of sd Hugh Parks decd and in consequence extending the line between the two Provinces sd land became the claim of the Province of South Carolina and was confirme to the said Hugh Parks as appears by deed of grant from hsi Excellency William Bull Esqr Governor thereof bearing date March 1775 …
Signed: Samuel Watson, Jean McDowel
Wit: Hugh Parks, Ephraim Rees, John McDowel
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1798 April 2 – John Watson Jr to James Wood, 93 acres Thickety Creek, bk F, p 68. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… between John Watson Jr of the State of South Carolina and County of Spartanburgh of the one part and James Wood of the State and County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 55 pounds … confirm unto the sd James Wood … land containing 93 acres … in the afsd County on Thicketty Creek … part of a tract of 350 acres originally granted to Vardry McBee … at the Mouth of Prices Creek one of the three Forks of Thickety … up said Creek …. along a marked line to a chestnut corner including all that part of sd 350 acres , which has not been conveyed by John Watson Jr to Obadiah Trimmier and Obadiah Watson
Signed: John Watson Jr
Wit: Obadiah Trimmier, James Dunaway, Catharine Dunaway
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1805 April 25 – Obadiah Watson etal fr Richard Thomson, Near Court House, bk K, p 85. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… I Rchard Thomson of the Dist of Spartanburg and State afsd farmer … in consideration of the sum of 55 dollars … paid by Alexander McKee and Obediah Watson … sell … unto the said Alexander McKee and Obediah Watson … land containing 1 acre … on a branch near the Court House of the said District the waters of Fairforest Creek bounded … including the Tan Yard lying on the south side of the said branch which was formerly owned by William Mills ….
Signed: Richard Thomson
Wit: Abner Benson, William Robertson
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1806 May 10 – Obadiah Watson from William Hill, bk K, p 325, 326. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… I William Wells of the Dist of Spartanburgh and State afsd planter … in consideration of the sum of 600 dollars …. paid by Obediah Watson of the State afsd Tavern Keeper have granted … release unto the said Obediah Watson … land No. 4 situate and being in the Town of Spartanburgh at the Court House of the said District and bounded … at a stone near the NW corner of the old sail being the NW corner also the Publick Ground running thence …. containing 2/3 of an acre
Signed: William Wells
Wit: W R Smith, Thomas Goode, Stephen Thomason
(Survey part or record)
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1805 Nov 11 – William Wells to Obediah Watson – bk K, p 326. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
I William Wells of the State of South Carolina and Spartanburgh Dist for and in consideration of the sum of 400 dollars … by Obediah Watson of the State and Dist afsd … release all that tract … of land containing 540 acres … in the Dist and State afsd on the waters of Chenguisen Creek adj the old Court House tract … as the lat represents given in the deed from Samuel Miller to said William Wells for said tract …
Signed: William Wells
Wit: George Walker, Thomas Goode, Joseph Watson
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1807 Jan 22 – Obadiah Watson from Martha Wells bk K, p. 452. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… Martha Wells the wife of William Wells did this day appear … and …. relinquish unto Obadiah Watson … her right and claim of dower … 500 acres.
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1807 Jan 22 – Obadiah Watson from Martha Wells bk K, p 453. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… Martha Wells the wife of William Wells did this day appear … and …. relinquish unto Obadiah Watson … her right and claim of dower … 2/3 acre.
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1824 March 15 – William Trimmier etal fr Richard Thomson, bk S, p 314. Spartanburg Dist, SC.
… I Richard Thomson of Spartanburgh Dist in the State of SC in consideration of the sum of 175 dollars … paid by Robert M Young and William Trimmier of the same Dist … release unto the said Robert M Young and William Trimmier … land … in the Village of Spartanburgh adj the lot owned by Col. James Brannon … containing 4/10 of an acre …
Signed: William Trimmier
Wit: J Brannan, John Walker
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1709 March 14 – The lands of George Alves, William Harris, Thomas Harden, Theophilus Watson, George Marr, and Joseph Hamilton lying adjacent to each other, being made one precinct, of which the sd George Alves and William Harris are appointed Overseers, who made this return on the back of the order viz. the within Order executed by all, only Thomas Casey instead of George Marr, and Adam Rutherford instead of Joseph Hamilton. Subscribed etc, George Alves, and William Harris.
Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786
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1689 May 4 – Theophilus Watson p. 22
The severall persons names in Companys yt wer ordered to possession and remark ye bounds of each mans land viz: … (list includes Theophilus Watson) … By order of ye vestry – Registered … me. Charles Turner, Clk of ye vestry.
New Kent County, Virginia, St Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register 1684-1786
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1689 Dec 19 – Theophilus Watson p. 403
Richard son to Theophelus Wattson bapt ye 19 Dec 1689
New Kent County, Virginia, St Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register 1684-1786
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1694 Oct 7 – Theophilus Watson p. 404
Thomas son of Theophilis Watson bapt ye 7 Oct 1694
New Kent County, Virginia, St Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register 1684-1786
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1697 June 11 – Mary dau of Theophilis Watson baptiz the 11 June 1697 p. 404
New Kent County, Virginia, St Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register 1684-1786
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1702 July 19 – John son of Theophilus Watson baptiz the 19 July 1702. p 406
New Kent County, Virginia, St Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register 1684-1786
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