1750 Priscilla Chisum b. abt. 1750 m. John Hill of Amelia County, Virginia

Priscilla Chisum b. abt. 1750 m. John Hill of Amelia County, Virginia

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1748 September 17 O. S., Page 53. Road Orders. Amelia County, Virginia
John Chisham Appointed Surveyor from George Hams into the Road to Saylors Creek Nicholas Gillintine Mathew Hilsman Jno Hill Jacob Seay George Hamm Saml. Major John Major and John Clemment all their Male Tithables are to clear the Same  (NOTE: Likely the father of the John Hill of this page). 

1773 Chancery Court Case in Amelia County – Re: Amelia Co, Va – Executors of Nicholas Gillintine decd v. John Chisum and Elenor his wife who are executors of Nicholas Gillintine decd in Halifax Co, Va.
(NOTE: The following is a transcription I completed – some pages are partial transcriptions. There are 80 pages for this case found on the Virginia Chancery Court Index found here: https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/
Below are the transcriptions based on the image in the above index for the case filed in Amelia County, Virginia). (Image 18) (Deposition of Moses Hill) The Deposition of Moses Hill of Lawfull Age being first sworn on the Holy Evangalists of Almighty God who deposeth and saith,
-That Nicholas Gillentine was at this deponents father’s John Hill’s on his way to Hallifax to live with his daughter Elenor Chisum
-and that George Booker & Thomas Mumford came to the said John Hill’s and endeavor’d to prevail on the sd Gillentine to return with them to live with ’em
-but the sd Gillentine refused to return with them and said that he would rather go and live with his own child than with strangers.
-and this deponent recollects that the said Booker observed to the said Gillentine that it was a hard matter for a man to know his own child and that if the sd Gillentinewent to live with Elenor Chisum that it was likely he would suffer as she was not able to maintain him
-to which the said Gillentine answer’d that he would live with her on day bread if she would be so kind as to let him live with her
-this Deponent further saith that the above named Thomas Mumford endeavor’d to bring back the sd Gillentine by force and laid violent hands on him for that purpose and a smart scuffle ensued so that this Deponent interfered to revent the said Mumford’s forcing him away
-and that the said Gillentinelocked himself up in a room for fear that the said Booker and Mumford wou’d bring him back by force,
-and this Deponent things at that time that the said Gillentine was in his proper mind and that he talk’d as rationally as he had done for many years part and that this Deponent thinks he was at that time capable of making a bargain further this Deponent sayeth not.
(Signed): Moses Hill
Amelia to wit:
In persuance to a commission of dedimus to us directed we have this 24th day of March 1790 at the House of John Chisum examin’d Moses Hill …. who deposed as above. John Chisum & wife and George Booker being present.
(Signed): John Royal, Joshua Chaffin.  (Image 45) Amelia
This day came John Chisum before me a Justice of the Peace for the said County and made oath … that Moses Hill and Priscilla his wife and John Hughes Sr and Maryann Hughes his daughter are material witnesses in a suit now pending in the said County Court of Amelia between George Booker & Thomas Mumford Exors of Nicholas Gillentine decd against the said John Chesum and wife. You are therefore desired to issue a Dedimus to take the above depos. Given under my hand this 16th day of March 1790.
V Brooking
To the Clk Amel.
)))))
(Image 46) (Deposition of Priscilla Hill) Priscilla Hill of Lawful age being first sworn …. deposeth and sayeth,
-that this Deponent was call’d upon to take notice of a conversation that pass’d between Nicholas Gillentine, his daughter Ellenor Chissum & George Booker & that the sd Gillentine expressed a desire to go and live with his daughter the sd Ellenor.
-and that the sd Booker endeavor’d to dissuade him from his purpose and told him that his daughter was not able to maintain him to which the said Gillentine answer’d wou’d you not think it hard if your wife was dead as mine is that you shou’d be prevented from being with your child and be forced to live with strangers.
-to which the sd Booker replied Strangers indeed! we are no strangers but old acquaintances.
-the sd Gillentine said that is not like living with my child, my child is myself my own flesh and blood and still persisted in going to live with his daughter
-and that some time after the above conversation this deponant was at the house of Mathew Hillsman and that either George Booker or Thomas Mumford was there also which of them this deponant does not recollect, and that whichever it was endeavor’d to prevail on the sd Nicholas Gillentine to alter his Will, and to give what he had alloted to Ann Hillsman (his daughter who was then dead) to her children which he refused but upon the sd Booker or Mumford’s insisting on what was proposed he turn’d his back and said I suppose you will do as you will do.
Further this Deponent sayeth not.
(Signed): Priscilla Hill
In persuance to a commission of Diddemus to us directed we have this 24th day of March 1790 examined Priscillia Hill … at the house of John Chisum who deposed as above John Chisum & wife & George Booker being present.
(Signed): John Royall Jr, Joshua Chaffin
)))))(Image 50) (Deposition of John Hughes) John Hughes of Lawfull age being first sworn …. deposeth and saith that this Deponant saw Nicholas Gillantine at the House of John Hill with his daughter Elenor Chisum on his way to Hallifax and that he the sd Gillantine seemed to be desirous of going to lie with the sd Elenor,
-and that sd Elenor informed this deponent that Thomas Mumford had endeavor’d to prevent him the sd Gillentine going with her and had made use of force for that purpose and had hurt her finger in the attempt upon which this Deponant asked the sd Gillentine if he was not a free man and if he had not a right to go where he pleased to be sure he said,
-I this deponent further saith that he asked the sd Gillentine several questions and from the answers he made this Deponent thinks that he was in his proper mind and that he appeared to be as rational as men generally are of his age.
And further this Deponent sayeth not.
(Signed): John Hughes
… taken this 24th day of March 1790 at the house of John Hughes …. John Chisam and Geo. Booker being present.
(Signed): John Royall Jr, Joshua Chaffin

1835 May 27 – Chisum heirs & Commissioner to heirs of John Porter decd, Deed bk 16 and 1/2 p. 153-155. Warren County, Kentucky.
This indenture made this 27th day of May 1835 between …
the unknown heirs of Precilla Hill, the unknown heirs of James Chism, the unknown heirs of Elijah Chism, the unknown heirs of John Chism, the unknown heirs of Elisha Chisum, the unknown heirs of Eleanor Chisum, the unknown heirs of Moses Estes, the unknown heirs of Nancy Estes, the unknown heirs of William Estes, the unknown heirs of Chisum Estes, the unknown heirs of Elijah Estes, the unknown heirs of John Estes, the unknown heirs of Tabetha Huntsman, …
Obadiah Chisum, Sally Patillo, Abraham Estes, Joseph Estes, Joseph Jordan, Elizabeth Jordan, William Patillo, Absalom Chisum, David Bailey, Patsey Bailey, Absalom Estes, John C May, William Hill, John Hill and Thomas Estes by Richard Curd commissioner appointed by Warren Circuit Court of the one part, …
and Isaac Smith and Margaret Smith formerly Margaret Porter, John Porter, Vance Porter, Mary Porter, Nancy Ann Porter, John Neal and Rebecca Neel formerly Rebecca Porter, James McElwain and Lydia McElwain formerly Lydia Porter, heirs of John Porter Sr deceased of the other part.
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Withesseth that whereas the Warren Circuit Court did by decree rendered at their March term 1835 in the suit in chancery then therein pending, in which said suit:
>>Isaac Smith and Margaret Smith formerly Margaret Porter, John Porter, Vana Porter, Mary Porter, Nancy Ann Porter, John Neal and Rebecca Neel formerly Rebecca Porter, James McElwain and Lydia McElwain formerly Lydia Porter were complainants, and
>>and the unknown heirs of Pracella Hill, the unknown heirs of James Chisum, the unknown heirs of Elisha Chisum, the unknown heirs of John Chisum, the unknown heirs of Elisha Chisum, the unknown heirs Eleanor Chisum, the unknown heirs of Moses Estes, the unknown heirs of Nancy Estes, the unknown heirs of William Estes, the unknown heirs of Chisum Estes, the unknown heirs of Elijah Estes, the unknown heirs of John Estes, the unknown heirs of Tabetha Huntsman, Obadiah Chisum, Sally Patillo, Abraham Estes, Joseph Estes, Joseph Jourdan and his wife Elizabeth Jourdan, William Patillo, Absalom Chisum, David Bailey and his wife Patsey Bailey, Absolom Estes, John C May, William Hill, John Hill and Thomas Estes were defendants …
decree and order that the parties of the first part should convey to the parties of the second part, a certain tract of land as mentioned in the bill and exhibits and in manner and form as metioned in the decree aforesaid that Richard Curd be and he was appointed by said decree a commissioner of said court to make a conveyance for and on the part of the parties of the first part in this indenture mentioned provided they did not on or before the first day of the then next term of said Warren Circuit Court make said conveyance in their proper persons, and that then and in that event the said Richard Curd was appoionted to make the same for them and they having failed to make the same according to said decree,
and the unknown heirs of Pracella Hill, the unknown heirs of James Chisum, the unknown heirs of Elisha Chisum, the unknown heirs of John Chisum, the unknown heirs of Elisha Chisum, the unknown heirs Eleanor Chisum, the unknown heirs of Moses Estes, the unknown heirs of Nancy Estes, the unknown heirs of William Estes, the unknown heirs of Chisum Estes, the unknown heirs of Elijah Estes, the unknown heirs of John Estes, the unknown heirs of Tabetha Huntsman, Obadiah Chisum, Sally Patillo, Abraham Estes, Joseph Estes, Joseph Jourdan and his wife Elizabeth Jourdan, William Patillo, Absalom Chisum, David Bailey and his wife Patsey Bailey, Absolom Estes, John C May, William Hill, John Hill and Thomas Estes, parties of the first part in this indenture mentioned by the said Richard Curd Commissioner as afsd for and in consideration of the premises set out as afsd do by these presents, give, grant, and convey to the parties of the second part and their heirs a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Warren and State of Kentucky on the head of McFadins Fork of the Gasper River containing 200 acres and bound as follows … beginning at a walnut and hickory running south … to Clement Moberly’s line … to James Moberly’s line …
… This indenture made and entered into this 29th day of May 1835 between Samuel Barclay, George Bailey.
Signed By:
the unknown heirs of Pracella Hill,
the unknown heirs of James Chisum,
the unknown heirs of Elijah Chisum,
the unknown heirs of John Chisum,
the unknown heirs of Elisha Chisum,
the unknown heirs Eleanor Chisum,
the unknown heirs of Moses Estes,
the unknown heirs of Nancy Estes,
the unknown heirs of William Estes,
the unknown heirs of Chisum Estes,
the unknown heirs of Elijah Estes,
the unknown heirs of John Estes,
the unknown heirs of Tabetha Huntsman,
Obadiah Chisum,
Sally Patillo,
Abraham Estes,
Joseph Estes,
Joseph Jourdan,
Elizabeth Jourdan,
William Patillo,
Absalom Chisum,
David Bailey,
Patsey Bailey,
Absolom Estes,
John C May,
William Hill,
John Hill,
Thomas Estes
By Richard Curd Commissioner of Court
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