1755 John Chisholm b. abt 1755 of Spartanburg, SC, Rutherford, NC, and Madison Co, AL

John Chisholm b. abt 1755 of Spartanburg, SC, Rutherford, NC, and Madison Co, AL. Known as “Blind” John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC and with probate in Madison Co, AL.

Parents:

Unk (Working on this)

Children: (Note: like their father, the spelling of the surname is all over the place – I have tried to spell the names of the children as I have seen them spelled most often).

  • William Chism Sr 1774– m. Ann Praytor
  • Mary Polly Chisam 1778– m. Isham Pullem
  • Rachel Chisam 1779– m. William Riddle
  • Elizabeth Betsy Chisam 1780– m. Andrew Burnside
  • John Chisam Jr 1781– m. Mary Polly Harris
  • Sarah Chisam 1782– m. ?
  • Unk dau Chisam b. abt 1783 m. Alfred Morrow
  • Gatewood Chisholm 1785– m. ?
  • Nancy Chisam 1791–1858 m. William Fisher
  • Frances Chisam 1795– m. Henry Hatley
  • Leroy Chisholm 1815– m. ?  (may be a grandchild of John Chisam’s)

Siblings:

Unk (Working on this)

FACTS and SOURCES: 

See the following  pages for additional information:

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Pages for Chisholm individuals:  

RE: John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist SC, Rutherford Co, NC, and Madison Co, AL

This page is for “Blind” John Chisam of Spartanburg District, South Carolina. First thing first – many have posted doubts about whether “Blind” John Chisam was actually blind. His wife Sarah wrote the Madision County, AL Probate Judge in 1832 asking if she could keep her slaves as she was in need of assistance – in the letter she states that she is currently blind, and that her husband had been blind for 25 years prior to his death in 1829 (so since about 1804). So it does appear that “Blind” John Chisam was actually blind for a 25 year period of his life. (See the transcript of the letter on this page below included in probate papers for John Chisam).

The documentation for his parents is incomplete at this time. Fortunately, there are several documents that verify his children. The documents below include Revolutionary War Pension Applications and his Probate Paperwork.  There are also deeds from Rutherford County, North Carolina – just across the border from York/Spartanburg Counties SC (the next county over on the NC side).

There are two families of Chisholms in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina in the late 1700s. From  the Revolutionary War Application – it appears that “Blind” John Chisholm was the first to arrive in this area by at least 1774 when he is married to his wife Sarah.  The other Chisholm that arrives is Adam Chisholm. Many researchers claim these two are brothers – but this is not confirmed in any record (such as a deed, will, tax records, or anything else found to date). Adam Chisholm has sons named William, David, Samuel, Obediah and John Chisholm – so records found in the Union County area must be looked at closely – to verify which John Chisholm and William Chisholm the record refers to.

Many researcher claim that “Blind” John Chisholm is the son of David Chisholm Sr of Hanover County, Va – but records show that David Chisholm Sr’s son named John Chisholm died in 1800 in Hanover County, Va – so this cannot be the case (see link to Hanover County above for documents).

Author of “The Chisz” John D. Chisholm Jr appears to state (based on excerpts I have been able to read online) that Adam Chisholm had a brother named William Chisholm that moved near Halifax County, Va. Halifax County, Va was created in 1752 out of Lunenburg County, Virginia. There is a William Chisholm Sr in Lunenburg starting in 1764 along with his two sons – John and William Jr who purchase land together in 1768. Note:

Orange County, Va – (William and John) – This John and William from Orange County, Virginia – continues to live in and show up in Court records in Orange County during the time the Lunenburg Chisholms are in Lunenburg Co, Va. So the Lunenburg Co, Va. William Chisholm Sr b. bef 1727 of Lunenburg, Va does not appear to be from the Orange County, Va Chisholms.

Amelia County, Va – (William and John) – John Chisum b. abt 1704 of Amelia County moves to nearby Halifax but does not appear to have a son named William from records available (even though there are some records of a William Chisum in Amelia Co, Va. in 1748). The age of this William is correct – so further research needs to be done.

Wilkes County, Ga – A John Chisholm dies some time in 1789 and has a William Chisholm as admr and his widow Elizabeth as admx.  Since this John Chisholm dies in 1789 – it cannot be the same as “Blind” John Chisum.

Hanover County, Va – There is a William Chisholm from Hanover Co, Va. Due to record loss in Hanover it is hard to know much about the William Chisholm of Hanover. He shows up as a witness in a 1775 Louisa Co, Va deed – his one and only appearance in the area – and does not show up on any tax records in the area.  This may also be the same as the William in Lunenburg as he may have been visiting Hanover on family business for this one-time appearance.

Additional research needs to be done to verify who the William Chisholm Sr of Lunenburg Co, Va is. His son John Chisholm appears to have a birth year close to 1747 based on his first records there, so he is close to the estimated age of “Blind” John Chisom. The Lunenburg Chisholms disappear from tithe records in Lunenburg Co, Va by 1775 which is very close in time to when “Blind” John Chisam is first noted as being in Spartanburg Dist, SC.

RECORDS OF “BLIND” JOHN CHISAM/CHISHOLM:

The following Revolutionary War Pension Application is a good place to start in looking for clues into the John Chisam/Chisholm:

1855 Sept – Nancy Fisher, heir of John Chisam, Rev War App for pension.
Nancy Fisher only heir of John Chisam a deceased Revolutionary soldier who died in Alabama June 15/29 leaving a widow Sarah Chisam who remained his widow and died August 30, 1848 act White County Tennessee. There were seven children then living is Nancy Fisher, John Chisam, Rachel Riddles, Polly Pollem, Betsy Burnside, Sarah Chisam and Francis Hately [probably Frances] – all dead but Nancy Fisher who applied in September 1855 –
Service claimed by widow who applied in June 1844 under act of 1836 as volunteer from Spartanburg district South Carolina under Colonel Thomas and Captain Taylor and under General Pickens and General Green for more than two years – claims to have been married in 1774 by a Minister of the Gospel in Spartanburg district knows of no marriage record –
She knows of her own knowledge of his going into service.
John Chisam son of John & Sarah swears in February 1852 that he is 71 years old – and that Nancy Fisher was then 31 –
Lewis Taylor swears in June 1844 – That he served with John Chisam under Captain Thomas, Captain Taylor, Colonel Thomas, General Pickens & General Green – that he was present at their marriage, that they have lived together since their marriage – Has known them more than sixty years – Lewis Taylor was a pensioner under Act of 1832.
Mary Chisam in August 1855 make affidavit that she is the widow of one of sons of John & Sarah Chisam who is dead, that she drew a pension as the only heir of Jonathan & Margaret Harris, and filed in that case her family Bible – Has often heard the old man talk of his service in the revolution.
That they had 12 children of whom Nancy was next to the youngest

– of August 2 1786 –
James White with an order from John Chisam drew £32.14.3 ½ . The indent numbered 3435 – certificate obtained August 6/55 –
William Adcock of DeKalb County Tennessee swears on September 5/55 that he was acquainted with John and Sarah Chisam prior to 1794 – Has heard Chisam & his own father talk of their revolutionary services – New them in Spartanburg district South Carolina they had several children in 1794 the oldest was then 15 or 20 years of age]
[p 21: Certificate dated August 6, 1855 from the South Carolina Comptroller Generals office showing a payment made to John Chisam for duty done in the Roebuck’s Regiment.]
[Note: The following may relate to the above veteran]
South Carolina Audited Accounts relating to John Chisim [sic] AA214
Audited Account Microfilm file No. 1245
Transcribed by Will Graves 8/20/19
[p 2]
[No.] 2435 No. 114
[Book] X 2 August 85 [1785]
John Chisim [sic] for Militia duty, before, & Since the fall of Charleston [Charleston South Carolina fell to the British on May 12, 1780] in Roebuck’s [Benjamin Roebuck’s] Regiment per Anderson’s [Colonel Robert Anderson’s] Return [not extant] – [old South Carolina] Currency £229
Stg. [Sterling] £32.14.3 ¼
Exd. J. Mc. A. G. [Examined by John McCall, Adjutant General]
Received the Amount of the Within in an Indent No. 3435, X, per Order
S/ James White
[p 4]
Gentlemen
Please to Deliver the whole of my Indent if Ready to Mr. James White and you Will much oblige your Very Humble Servant
S/ John Chisam
To the Commissioners
Treasurer of State South Carolina
S/ R Harrison JP March 19th 1787
https://revwarapps.org/r1932.pdf

The application tells us that John Chisam was in the Spartanburg District of South Carolina at least by 1774 when he was married to Sarah.  It names 7 of his 12 children that were still living at the time the application was made.  It tells us that John Chisam died on June 15, 1829 in Alabama. His widow Sarah moved to White County, Tennesse and died there in 1848. His son John Chisam Jr was b. abt 1781 as he was 71 years of age in 1852. Daughter Nancy Fisher was 31 years of age in 1852 putting her year of birth at 1821 (and she was the 2d youngest of “Blind” John Chisam’s children). (NOTE: I have doubts about Nancy Fisher’s age stated in this record – She appears to actually be about 30 years older than what has been stated here (b. abt 1791)- it is possible the number for her age was transcribed incorrectly and should have stated 61 years of at in 1852).

Surnames of John Chisam’s daughters show that John Chisam may have been near the following families during his life (Riddle, Pullem, Burnside, Hately, and Fisher).  His son John Chisam Jr appears to have married a Mary Harris – daughter of Jonathan Harris and wife Margaret.  By 1855 all of John Chisam’s children had died other than Nancy Fisher.

Children based on above Rev War Application: 

  • John Chisam b. 1781 son of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC m. Mary Polly Harris
  • Rachel Chisam dau of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC m. William Riddle
  • Mary Polly Chisam dau of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC m. Isham Pullem
  • Elizabeth Betsy Chisam dau of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC m. Andrew Burnside
  • Sarah Chisam dau of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC
  • Frances Chisam dau of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC m. Henry Hately
  • Nancy Chisam b. 1821 dau of John Chisam of Spartanburg Dist, SC m. William H Fisher
  • Note: 12 total children, so 5 unaccounted for in Rev War App. – Three other children are identified in the probate paperswork of John Chisam’s in Madison Co, AL – the full names of spouses are also found by combining the Rev War Application with the Probate ppw. This identifies 11 of his 12 children, including:
  • William Chisam Jr m. ?
  • Unk daugther Chisam m. Alfred Morrow
  • Leroy Chisam m. ?
  • Gatewood Chisam (identified as a witness in John Chisam’s deed in Rutherford Co, NC and in his 1810 US Census in Rutherford Co, NC – appears to be a son of John Chisam Sr)

SEE ALSO: The following is the Rev. War Pension Application of Jonathan Harris – father-in-law of John Chisam Jr.

Pension Application of Jonathan Harris W4979
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris. Revised 15 March 2012.

State of Tennessee
White County } SS.

On this 16 day of August A.D. 1833 personally appeared before me Joseph Herd an acting Justice of the peace for said County and State Jonathan Harris a resident of the County of White and State aforesaid aged Eighty two years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832.–

That he entered the service of the United States under thhe following named officers and served as herein stated. – He was drafted for three months under Captain Samuel Reid by Lieutenants name not recollected

– He then resided in Roan [sic: Rowan] County in the State of North Carolina. He is unable from his age and consequent loss of memory to state the period when he entered the service as above. David Calwell [sic: David Caldwell] was his Colonel. He marched from Roan County and joined General Greens [sic: Nathanael Greene’s] Army– Gen’l. Green he supposes it was sent General [Andrew] Pickins and Col. [Henry] Lee with about five or six hundred men in pursuit of Gen’l Tarlton [sic: Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton] of which number declarant was one. In pursuing Gen’l. Tarlton we came upon four or five hundred tories under Gen’l. Piles [sic: Col. John Pyle] near the residence of one Col. Oniel’s where we had a severe engagement with the tories and defeated them and took a number of those who escaped death during the engagement prisoners [Pyle’s Defeat, also known as Pyle’s Massacre, 25 Feb 1781]
– At the time of the above battle Gen’l. Tarlton was at Col. Oniel’s and made his escape by flying
– Gen’l. Tarlton then went to Hillsborough where the whole of the enemy were under Lord Cornwallis
– This declarant’s three months having expired he was dismissed and returned home to his family
– Here he remained a short time, when he again entered the service by volunteering under Col. Colwell, the object was to go against the tories. He was marched to the Shallow ford of the Yadkin river where we had a severe engagement with the tories [14 Oct 1780]. He recollects that a captain by the name of [Henry] Francis was killed in the engagement. We defeated the tories–. After the above battle was fought he went in pursuit Col. Bryant a tory [possibly Col. Samuel Bryan] we pursued him to L. Pedee [sic: Little Pee Dee River] but he was so far ahead of us that we were unable to overtake him– This declarant believes he served in all more than six months, but he cannot recollect precisely how long
– He feels confident that he served as long in all as six months, and claims a pension for that period
– He states that owing to his age and infirmity and the great loss of memory he is unable to say more than the foregoing in relation to the services performed by him to his country– He was discharged by Col. Colwell and returned home again to his family
– He has no documentary evidence nor does he know of any person, whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state —
1. He was born in Hopewell County in the East Jerseys – in the year 1751 as well as he now recollects–
2. He has no record of his age –
3. He was living in Rowan County each time when called into service as already stated –
4. He was drafted the first tour the 2 He volunteered –
5. He has stated the names of all the principal officers he reccollects together with the general circumstances of his service as well as his memory will permit –
6. He does not reccollect that he got a written discharge from either of his tours if he did they are lost –
7. He states the names of the following persons to whom he is known in his present neighborhood and who can testify as to his character for veracity & their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution (viz. Rev Peter Buram– Rev. Abel Hutson Major Lewis Philips & Samuel Moore Esq’r–.
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year above mentioned
Jonathan hisXmark Harris

NOTE: In White County TN on 14 April 1838, Margaret Harris, age 86, applied for a pension stating that in Feb 1772 in Lancaster County PA she married Jonathan Harris who died 28 June 1834. She was said to be living 13 to 14 miles from Sparta. In the same county on 24 Feb 1852 their daughter, Mary Chisam, 69, stated that Margaret Harris died 24 Aug 1849, leaving her as the only child and heir. The file includes the will of Jonathan Harris listing his wife, John and Polly Chisom, and “all my Grand children” as heirs.
Polly Chisom stated that she was born on 23 Feb 1782 according to a family record in a Bible printed in 1767. On 16 May 1855 Overton Chisam (as he signed), age 44, son of Mary Chisam, certified that the family record showed that Margaret Harris died on 24 Aug 1843. It was certified by a merchant that on that date William Chisum bought ten cents worth of nails, which may have been for the coffin.

The above information from Jonathan Harris’ Rev War Pension Application verifies that John Chisom Jr married his daughter Mary Polly Harris b. Feb 23, 1782.  It also indicates that John Chisam Jr and wife Mary had a son by the name of Overton Chisam b. abt 1811.

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ALSO SEE: (Deeds in Rutherford County, NC & Spartanburg Co, SC related to John Chisam)

1799 Nov 23 – John Chisim was issued 100 acres of land on 23 Nov 1801 in Rutherford County, NC located “On both sides of North Fork of Pacolet River … on a walnut James Logans old corner … with a line of a 50 acre tract granted to Foster … “. This was recorded in Land Patent Book 111 page 407 as Rutherford County Grant # 2124. The original request for this land was entered on 24 Jul 1799 and assigned Rutherford County Entry # 1608. It took 2 years and 4 months to issue the grant.
From PATENT BOOK Issued: 23 Nov 1801 County: Rutherford Grant no.: 2124 Book: 111 pg: 407
From WARRANT / PLAT Entered: 24 Jul 1799 Entry no.: 1608 Other Identifiers: File no.: 2160 (survey not on website)
MARS: 12.14.108.2160
https://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.2160&qid=712752&rn=1 (memorial)
https://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.2160&qid=712752&rn=1

1800 US Census Rutherford Co, NC Name: John Chisholm
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Morgan, Rutherford, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9
Year: 1800; Census Place: Morgan, Rutherford, North Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 33; Page: 101; Image: 413; Family History Library Film: 337909
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/347517:7590?_phsrc=wfp321&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chisholm&ml_rpos=18&queryId=6df9d766d7b1ff3ce1e88fe2525dc5d2

1801 Nov 23 – John Chisim fr State of NC grant, bk 15-17, p 423. Rutherford Co, NC
… No. 2124. … in consideration of the sum of 50 shillings for every 100 acres … paid unto our Treasury by John Chisim … grant unto the sd John Chisim a tract of land containing 100 acres … in the County of Rutherford … on both sides of the N Fork of Pacolet River .. on a walnut of James Logans corner …. with a line of a 50 acre tract granted to Foster South … entered the 24th of June 1799 as by the plat …
Signed: B Williams.
Wit: William White Sr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-Q3GY?i=692&cat=183242

1801 April 10 – John Chisam fr Thomas Justice, bk 18-19, p 200. Rutherford Co, NC
… between Thomas Justice of the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina of the first part and Chisam of the State and County afsd of the second …. in consideration of the sum of 225 pounds … to him the sd Thomas Justice … by the sd John Chisam … confirm unto the sd John Chisom … 250 acres of land in the sd County on Green River … the same … tracts all granted to the sd Thomas Justice viz one tract of 200 acres beg at a maple on the N side of the River bank … dated Oct 28, 1782 … and also one of 40 acres on the S side of Green River … on the bank … dated Nov 26 1789 … also 10 acres on the N side of the River … dated Nov 26, 1784 …
Signed: Thomas Justice
Wit: Martin Edwards, John Justice
N.B. There is 3 apple trees excepted on this premises.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-3QY2?i=106&cat=183242

1804 Feb 27 – John Chisham Sr to John Chisham Jr, bk 22-23, p 124. Rutherford Co, NC
… between John Chisham Senr of Rutherford County in the State of North Carolina of the one part and John Chisham Junr of the same County of the other part … John Chisham Senr for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds to the said John Chisham Junr … piad by the said John Chisham Junr … confirm unto the said John Chisham Junr … 100 acres of land on North Pacolet in said County … on a wanut James Logan’s old corner to the Rock House track running thence with said line S … to a white oak Logan’s corner … to Logan’s bit bottom track … with a line of 50 acre tract granted to Foster South … entered the 24th of June 1799 …
Signed: John Chisham
Wit: William RiddleJonathan Harris
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-3W5B?i=374&cat=183242

1807 Jan 15 – John Chisholm conveys 146 acres to John Amos. Deed bk L, p 113. Spartanburg Co, SC
… I John Chisholm of the State of Tennessee and Jefferson County for and in consideration of the sum of 160 dollars to me in hand paid by John Amos … sold a certain tract or parcel of land containing 146 acres lying on the Waters of Beaverdam Creek … being a certain tract or parcel of land granted to Randolph Laurence … hereunto said John Amos … this 15th day of January 1807.
Signed: John Chisholm
Wit: Michl Gaffney, Rueben Morgan
(Proven in Court on June 8, 1807)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-9ZPW?i=117&cat=381052

1809 Oct 5 – John Chisolm etal to Amos Arledge, bk 25, p 99. Rutherford Co, NC
… between John ChisolmWilliam Riddle, & William Fisher of the State of North Carolina and Rutherford County of the one part and Amos Arledge of the other part … the sd John Chisolm, William Riddle and William Fisher for and in consideration of the sum of 600 dollars paid … by the sd Arledge … sold unto the said Arledge … land lying and being in the County afsd on the N side of Green River …. on the N side of the River bank … to be 200 acres … granted to Thomas Justice in the year 1782 and also the sd Chisholm, Riddle and Fisher by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the sd Arledge a 10 acre tract of land adjacent to the above 200 acres and granted to the sd Thomas Justice in the year 1784 … on the N side of the River bank of the River …. all 210 acres …
Signed: John Chisolm, William Riddle, William Fisher
Wit: Isaac ArledgeGatewood Chisolm
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3HF3?i=414&cat=183242

1810 Oct 23 – John Chisholm etal to William Justice, bk 25, p 172. Rutherford Co, NC
… between John Chishom and William Riddle both of the State of North Carolina and County of Rutherford of the one part and William Justice of the State and County afsd … the sd Chisolm and Riddle for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds paid … by the sd Justice … sell unto the sd Justice … land … in the County afsd and on the S side of Green River … on the Bank of the River … above mentioned containing 40 acres …
Signed: John Chisolm, William Riddle
Wit: James Smith, Amos Arledge
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-3HDH?i=451&cat=183242

1810 US Census Rutherford Co, NC Name: Gatewood Chisholm
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Rutherford, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
Year: 1810; Census Place: Rutherford, North Carolina; Roll: 42; Page: 361; Image: 00179; Family History Library Film: 0337915
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/400200:7613?_phsrc=wfp333&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chisholm&ml_rpos=10&queryId=2fc8aee6aab2a482d528bee7e2ef74ce

Tennessee:

1815 Feb 7 – John Chisom fr P Donohoo, bk E, p 424. White County, Tennessee
… I Patrick Donohoo of the County of White and State of Tennessee … in consideration … my trusty friend John Chisum of the County and State afsd … appoint him the said John Chisum my true and lawful attorney …. for 100 acres … the survey founded on an entry made in my name for 100 acres made in the office of the surveyor of the First Dist in the State afsd unto Jonathan Harris his heirs and etc which tract of land is contiguous to the hichory west mountain and adjoining the surveys whereon the said Jonathan Harris lives and occupies … allowing and confirming all and every legal act of him the said John Chisum in and about the afsd platt and certificate of survey of said 100 acres of land …
Signed: Patrick Donohoo
Wit: Jacob A Lane, George C Hamlett
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQV7-D?i=757&cat=261424 (Note: Jonathan Harris is the father-in-law of John Chisom Jr son of Blind John Chisom). 

1818 Sept 28 – part of Cert No. 823 … granted by the State of Tennessee unto Gatewood Chisum assignee of the sd Thomas Lewis … 20 acres … survey bearing date 6 Oct 1814 lying in White County on the 1st District between the Rock Island and Hickory Nut Mountain … to the beginning including said Chisum’s house.
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2882/images/33118_290744-00038?pId=138620
Land Register – Dec 16, 1814 – Gaitwood Chism assignee of Thomas Ramsey of William T Lewis – by virtue of a certificate warrant No. 823 issued by the Rigister of West Tennessee for 300 acres. Enters 20 acres of land in White County between the Rock Island and Hickory Nut Mountain …including said Chism’s house. Feb 29, 1812. Gaitwood Chism.
(See also): https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2882/images/33118_290623-00081?pId=12176
(See also): https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3658/images/41659_290541-00350?pId=374241
Survey: Entry No. 7705 – dated 29 Feb 1812 on a certificate warrant No. 823 … I have surveyed for Gatewood Chism assignee of William T Lewis 20 acres of land in White County between the Rock Island and Hickory Nut Mountain … including said Chism’s house.
Chain Carriers: William Fisher, John Chisum
Surveyed the 6th October 1814. James Townsend, DS. Filed 16th Dec 1814.
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3658/images/41659_290568-00872?pId=532153

ALSO SEE: Probate Paperwork Found in Madison County, Alabama for John Chisam

1816 – Name: John Chisholm
State: AL
County: Madison County
Township: Alabama Territory
Year: 1816
Record Type: Resident’s List
Database: AL 1811-1819 Tax Lists Index
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3531&h=366080&tid=&pid=&queryId=59af9d051eb11e7b3f989b689f11ee6f&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TDt75&_phstart=successSource

1816 – Name: John Chisholm
State: AL
County: Madison County
Township: Mississippi Territorycensus
Year: 1816
Database: AL 1810-1819 Tax Lists Index
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3531&h=366079&tid=&pid=&queryId=59af9d051eb11e7b3f989b689f11ee6f&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TDt75&_phstart=successSource

Madison Co, AL – Estate of John Chisam, Dec’d:

1830 August 24 – Inventory of Estate of John Chisam dec’d. Then came the appraisers before me William H Griffit an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County, George Russel, Isham H Fennel, and Benjamin Merrald and after being sworn to apprais the property of John Chisam deceased the following property, to wit:
… (Click link below to see list of items) …
I William H Griffitt an acting Justice of the Peace in an for the County of Madison and State of Alabama do hereby certify that Isham H Fennel, George Russel, and Benjamin Murald appraisors of John Chisam decd was duly sworn before me this 24 day of Augt 1830. Signed: William H Griffitt, JP
Appraisers: Isham H. Fennell, Benjamin Merrell, George Russell
… Lazarus Vann, admr of John Chisolm, swore that the foregoing contained a true and complete inventory of John Chisholm deceased … Signed: Lazarus Vann – 4th October 1830.
(Recorded on Dec 3, 1830) – Probate Book 5, p 226. Madison County, Alabama
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1830 Sept 24 – Sale of Estate of John Chisam decd. The list below is the articles sold and bought of Lazarous Vann admin of John Chism deceased at the residence of the said decedent – 24th day of Sept 1830.
Names of Purchasers: William H Griffett, James Johnson, Lazerous Vann, John Cage, Isham H Fennell, David Walker Jr, James Johnson, Andrew Burnsides, William Chism Jr, James Johnson, Sarah Chism, David Pullam, William Chism Jr, Francis TIdwell, Herrell Pullam, David Pullam x2, Isham Pullam x2, David Pullam, Jesse Upton, William Chism, M Bird, George Russell, William Chism Sr, William Chism, William H Griffitt x 2, Herrell Pullam, William H Griffitt, Andrew Burnside, John Walker, Sarah Chism x4, Jesse Upton, William Chisam, Sarah Chisam x 5, William Chisam Jr, Sarah Chisam x2, William Chisam Jr, Elijah Brown x2, George Morrow, William Chisam, William L Walker, William Chisam Jr, Elijah Brown x2, William Chisam Jr, Nelson T Philips, William Chisam Jr, David Pullam, James Johnson, Elijah Brown, Sally Chisam, William Chisam, Sarah Chisam, Andrew Burnside, Isham Pullam, William Chisam, David Pullam, William Chisam Jr, Sarah Chisam x3, Nelson T Philips, Andrew Burnsides, Sarah Chisam x4.
We the undersigned do certify that the above list of sale is a true statement, given under our hand this 24th day of Sept 1830. Signed: Johnson Harrison, Richard B Taylor.
Probate Book 5, pgs. 227-229. Madison County, Alabama
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1831 Aug 5 – John Chisolm decd Account of Sales.
Oct 22, 1830 then the following property of John Chism decd was sold at public auction by me as administrator of said Decedent’s Estate (Names of Purchasers listed):
Isaac Moore, William H Griffit, Jefferson Bean, Isaac Moore, William L Walker, Jefferson Bean, Lazarus Vann,
The above is a true copy of the original list. Given under my hand … as clerk this 22d Oct 1830.
Signed: Richard B Taylor.
… Lazarus Vann admr of the Estate of John Chisolm decd made oath of the Account of Sales on Aug 5, 1831. (Recorded on Aug 5, 1831)
Probate 5, pg 451. Madison County, Alabama
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1832 April 28 – John Chisholm’s Estate Commissioners Report.
State of Alabama, Madison County} Order from the … County Court … to divide the Estate of John Chism decd … to us by Lazarus Vann adm of said decedent … the undersigned commissioners cannot divide said Estate wihtout a sale of said property, there being two negroes and 9 heirs.
Signed: Johnson Harrison, William Allison, George Russell, Jason L Jordan, A Harison. (Recorded 9th of June 1832)
Probate Book 6, p. 18. Madison County, Alabama
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1832 July 2 – An Account of Sale of the Slaves belonging to the Estate of John Chisholm decd viz:
An old woman named Hannah – 3 dollars
Dolly – 351 dollars.
Lazarus Vann admr of the Estate of John Chisolm decd swears to the account … Signed: Lazarus Vann
(Recorded July 19, 1832)
Probate Book 6, p. 81. Madison County, Alabama
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1832 July 9 – The Estate of John Chisam In Account Current with Lazarus Vann admr.
… Sales of account on Sept 24, 1830, Oct 22, 1830, and sale of negros combined: $1157.94 plus $25 interest: $1182.94
Less amt paid to admr: $248.98 and 1/4 = $933.95 and 3/4
Names of people paid on notes/vouchers, etc: Leroy Chisam, Joshua Johnson, A R Barclay, Stephen Chinalt, D A Walker, Hugh W Harris, Tho. Brandon Clk, William B Smallwood, Elijah Brown, Richard B Taylor, Tho. Brandon Clk, Abner Vaughan, William Walker, M H Barrett, George Morrow, Leroy Chisam, Lazarus Vann, Sarah Chisam, John Chisam – Total amts paid: $248.98 and 1/4. Signed: Samuel Chapman (Recorded July 19, 1832)
Probate Book 6, p. 83. Madison County, Alabama
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1830 – Case No. 584 – John C. Chisolm (Chisholm)(Chisam) (Loose Paper file) – Estates. Madison County, Alabama
– Cover of folder lists heirs as:
Sarah Chisolm (widow)
Andrew Burntride
John Chisolm Jr
William Chisolm Sr
Isham Pullem
Alfred Morrow
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Slaves: Hannah (old woman), Dolly (girl)
… Administrator: Lazerous Vann
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TY1-9NMQ?i=107&cc=1978117&cat=1879929
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State of Georgia, Butts County, Jackson}
We the Legatees of the State of Georgia of the Estate of John Chisam in Alabama decd do send our petition … the Orphan Court of Madison County … wish … sail (sale) of the negroes of the Estate of John Chisam decd as soon as the case will admit this the 21 Feb 1831.
Signed: Henry Hatly Legt, William Riddle Esqr.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTY1-9K94?i=123&cc=1978117&cat=1879929
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State of Tennessee, White County} April 9, 1832
We the heirs of John Chisam decd petition … Orphants Court of Madison County to sell … Estate belonging to John Chisam decd two negroes Hannah and Doll …. soon as the law directs …
Signed: John Chisam, Nancy Fisher.
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State of Alabama, Madison County} April 18, 1832
Leroy Chisum one of the heirs of John Chisom decd concur in the above petition for a division of said Esatate.
Signed: Leroy Chisom.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TY1-9FBV?i=134&cc=1978117&cat=1879929
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Accounting: Shows payments to:
Andrew Burntside, heir – $55.00
The widow Sarah Chisam – $112.00
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State of Alabama, Madison County}
To the Honorable Judge of Madison County … we the heirs of John C Chism deceased … chose Lazareth Van to be the administer of the sd Estate … 14th of August 1830.
Signed: Alfred Morrow, William Chism Sr, Sarah Chism, John Chism Jr, Isham Pullem.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TY1-9FYG?i=143&cc=1978117&cat=1879929
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1832 March 24 – State of Alabama, Madison County (Letter from Sarah Chisam, widow to the Court). (NOTE: This letter is likely why he has been called “Blind” John Chisam). 
… This is to show you that I have never had anything left to me to support on since my husbands deceised only what I have bought within myself.
I want you Judge Chatman or Richard B Purdurn to write to me so that I may know what to depend upon. I want what the law allows me and one that shortley as I am blind and cant attend to business.
I stand in great need of my part I have since the old negro woman and is living to myself.
My husband was blind for 25 years before he died and I think that I ought to have the ole negro woman and girl to wate on me as long as I live as my husband all ways told me that if I was a longer liver than him that the negroes should wate on me while I lived. Tho he died with out a will I want to know how long before Mr Lazrus Vann is obliged to settle with the Legitees. I consider myself very much neglected.
Be so good is to write to me on the subject for I am anxious to hear what can be don either for or against me. Yours with respect.
Signed: Sarah Chisam
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TY1-9NFN?i=176&cc=1978117&cat=1879929

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ALSO SEE DEEDS & RECORDS IN MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA:

Madison County, Alabama

1818 Sept 29 – Gatewood Chisholm and Margaret Chisholm to William Carroll, bk E, p 123. Madison County, Alabama
… between Ephriam Robertson admin and Gatewood Chisholm admr in right of his wife, and Margaret Chisholm late Margaret Robertson admx of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits … belonging to Richard Robertson decd … late of Madison County in the Alabama Territory of the one part and William Carroll of said County and Territory of the other part … Richard Robertson in his lifetime towit on the 6th day of June 1812 … in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars … paid by the said William Carroll … to be foid if the said Richard Robertson should convey to the said William Carroll … deed a certain tract of land in Madison County in Township No. 2, Range No. 2 west … in Section 6 and SW quarter beginning at the Mill pond … to the river … said William Carroll have petitioned … to compel the said Ephriam and Margaret admins and admx of said Richard Robertson decd to make him a title … and for the sum of 200 dollars paid as afsd by said William Carroll to the said Richard Robertson …
Signed: Ephriam Robinson admr, Gatewood Chisam admr, Margaret Chisam
Wit: Lemuel Mead, Charles Minor
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-TGTN?i=506&cat=90626

1842 Dec 17 – James Chism and wife Mariah to Robert L Clarke, bk T, p 601. Madison County, Alabama
… between James Chism and his wife Mariah Chism of the State of Arkansas and County of White of the one part and Robert S Clarke of the County of Madison and State of Alabama of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 64 dollars … confirm unto the said Robert S Clarke … land … in and to the NE quarter of Section 11 of Township 2 in Range 2 W of the Basis meridian … being 1/13th part of said quarter section of land reserving to Nancy Harris her dower, and the said James Chism and his wife Maria Chism doth hereby warrant and ever defend the title to the said land from the claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever unto him the said Robert L Clarke …
Signed: James Chism, Maria Chism
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-4SV6-S?i=309&cat=90626

1860 Jan 19 – William Chisam fr Hezekiah Tabor admr, bk CC, p 458. Madison County, Alabama
… between Hezekiah B Tabor admr of the estate of William B Tabor late of the County of Madison in the State of Alabama of the first part and William Chisam of the second part both of the County and State afsd … Hezekiah Tabor … petitioned court to sell as admr … the following tracts… Part B (west of Paint Rock River) of fractional section numbered 29 in TS 6 of Range 2 E … containing 100 acres and 25/100 of an acre … also the E half of the NW part of the same fractional section containing 40 acres and 10/100 of an acre (also lying W of Paint Rock River) … also the SW part (C) of the NE part of the same fractional section containing 57 acres and containing in the whole acording to the govt surveys 197 acres and 35/100 acres … the said William Chisam became the purchaser of the said above described tracts … sum of 651 dollars … having the highest and best and last bid …
Signed: H B Tabor, admr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C375-336S?i=575&cat=90626

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ALSO SEE DEEDS IN WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE: (There appear to be two different Chisam families the Deed Records of White County, TN – Elijah Chisam Sr and his family appears to be the first family of Chisams in White County, and then John Chisam Sr and his family have Deed records as well – they are hard to differentiate. 

On a summary view of the deeds, it appears that those deeds on Calf Killers Fork of the Caney Fork are from Elijah Chisom Sr’s family – which may help differentiate the deeds if this holds true throughout the deed records).

1801 Feb 10 Elijah Chisom fr Andrew Wade, bk A, p 8. White County, Tennessee
… between Andrew Wade of the County of Anson and State of North Carolina of the one part and Elijah Chisum of the County of Grainger and State of Tennessee of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 1250 dollars … confirm unto him the said Elijah Chisum … land … in Middle District and State of Tennessee on the … waters of the Cain Fork of Cumberland River … containing 5000 acres …
Signed: Andrew Wade
Wit: Nimrod Dodson, John Hount, Isaac Sone.
(Recorded Apr 2, 1807)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVS-X?i=13&cat=261424

Elijah Chisom fr N. Carolina, bk A, p 163. White County, Tennessee

(Page missing on Family Search – see: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQJR-1?i=88&cat=261424 ).

1807 Aug 21 – Elijah Chisom fr Tennessee, bk C, p 92. White County, Tennessee
… obtained from the board of commissioners for West Tennessee by Elijah Chisum and entered on the 14th day of Aug 1807 by No. 124 there is a granted by the said State of Tennessee unto the said Elijah Chisum … land containing 450 acres … in White County in the 3d District and 22 section … in the line that divides the 19th and 22 sections … in Moses Fisk’s line … surveyed the 6th of March 1809 by James Chisum ….
By the Governor Willie Blount
(Recorded April 9, 1810)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQ2H-V?i=325&cat=261424

1810 Jan 18 – John Chisom fr Tennessee, bk C, p 95. White County, Tennessee
… granted by the said State of Tennessee unto John Chisum assignee of the said Sampson Williams … land containing 200 acres lying in White County in the First District first range and ninth section on the waters of Caney Fork … between said Chesum and Thomas Hill … surveyed the 21st of June 1808 by John Brown DS …
By the Governor Willie Blount
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQ28-M?i=327&cat=261424

1811 Jan 15 – Elijah Chisom to Elijah Hill, bk F, p 152. White County, Tennessee
… between Elijah Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Elijah Hill of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 5 dollars … transfer unto him the afsd Elijah Hill … land containing 1 acre … in White County on the waters of the N side of Cany Fork it being part of a grant No. 2087 issued in the name of the said Elijah Chisum and bounded … line of Abner Hill’s survey of 57 acres …
Signed: Elijah Chisum
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-3WZH-5?i=94&cat=261424

1812 Aug 4 – William Chisom to Chisom & Russell, bk E, p 41. White County, Tennessee
… I William Chisum of Warren County State of Tennessee in consideration of 1000 dollars to me in hand paid … deliver unto John Chisum of White County and State afsd and Isham Russell of Warren County and State afsd the following horses, cattle and hogs …
Signed: William Chisam
Wit: George C Will, Isaac Taylor
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVT-2?i=565&cat=261424

1812 Nov 9 – David Cowan Jr to John Chisom, bk E, p 458. White County, Tennessee
… between David Cowan Jr of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and John Chisum Jr of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars … confirm unto the said John Chisum Jr … land situate … in the County and State afsd on the Waters of the Calf Killers Fork of the Caney Fork .. that David Cowan Sr now makes use of … Containing 50 acres …
Signed: David Cowan Jr
Wit: Joseph Upchurch, William Roberts, Elijah Chisum
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQV3-Z?i=774&cat=261424

1813 Jan 5 – Margarett Chisom fr Rebekah Hill etal, bk E, p 158. White County, Tennessee
… in consideration of 2 dollars … we have sold unto Rebekah Hill of the County of White and State of Tennessee a negro girl by the name of Eady about … 26 or 27 years of age …
Signed: James Hill, Margaret Chisum, William Hill
Wit: Thomas McBride, James Anderson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQV5-X?i=624&cat=261424

1814 April 12 – Elijah Chisom to Sherrod Horn, bk E, p 276, 277. White County, Tennessee
… between Elijah Chisum Sr of the County of White and State of TN of the one part, Sherrod Horn of the County and State afsd of the other part … the said Elijah Chisum Sr … in consideration of the sum of 75 dollars … confirmed unto the said Sherrod Horn … land situate in the County and State afsd on both sides of the Calf Killers Fork of the Caney Fork adj a tract of 100 acres in the name of George Russell, location No. 475 above … passing said Russells NE corner … containing 30 acres … was granted by the said State of TN to the said Elijah Chisum Sr per grant No. 4889 and dated the 15th day of July 1813 …
Signed: Elijah Chisum Sr
Wit: James Chisum
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVC-X?i=683&cat=261424

1814 May 6 – Margarett Chisom fr David Smyth, bk E, p 305. White County, Tennessee
… I David Smyth of the County and State afsd … sold unto Marget Chisum of the same place a negro woman named Charity and her child named Matilda about 6 months old …
Signed: David Smyth
Wit: Elijah Chisum Sr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVH-M?i=697&cat=261424

1814 June 27 – John Chisom fr James Bowin, bk E, p. 346. White County, Tennessee
… I James Bowen of the County and State afsd .. in consideration of 666 dollars … delivered unto John Chisum of the County and State afsd three negroes viz one woman and two children … about 24, one suckling child a boy named Ellick, about one month old, the other a girl about three years old named Eliza ….
Signed: James Bowen
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVD-7?i=718&cat=261424

1815 Feb 7 – John Chisom fr P Donohoo, bk E, p 424. White County, Tennessee
… I Patrick Donohoo of the County of White and State of Tennessee … in consideration … my trusty friend John Chisum of the County and State afsd … appoint him the said John Chisum my true and lawful attorney …. for 100 acres … the survey founded on an entry made in my name for 100 acres made in the office of the surveyor of the First Dist in the State afsd unto Jonathan Harris his heirs and etc which tract of land is contiguous to the hichory west mountain and adjoining the surveys whereon the said Jonathan Harris lives and occupies … allowing and confirming all and every legal act of him the said John Chisum in and about the afsd platt and certificate of survey of said 100 acres of land …
Signed: Patrick Donohoo
Wit: Jacob A Lane, George C Hamlett
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQV7-D?i=757&cat=261424 (Note: Jonathan Harris is the father-in-law of John Chisom Jr son of Blind John Chisom). 

1815 June 12 – Elijah Chisom Sr to W C Metcalf, bk E, p 450. White County, Tennessee
… between Elijah Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part, and William C Metcalf of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars … sold unto the said William C Metcalf two tracts of land one containing 50 acres, the other 25 acres … in the said County of White and State of Tennessee and bounded …. the 50 acres … of the SE corner of William Hays’ entry No. 533 … survey the 4th of March 1813 … the other 25 acres … E of the SE corner of a 55 acre tract in the name of William P Anderson … a SW corner of William Brown … surveyed the 4th of March 1813 … both tracts of land lying … together in the Third District on the waters of the Calf Killer Fork of the Caney Fork …
Signed: Elijah Chisum Sr
Wit: Thomas McReed, Samuel Lauren, Abraham Broyle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQV9-7?i=770&cat=261424

1815 June 16 – Elijah Chisom to Benj Weaver, bk E, p 401. White County, Tennessee
… between Elijah Chisum Sr and Benjamin Weaver both of the County of White and State of Tennessee … in consideration of the sum of 112 dollars …. confirm unto him the said Benjamin Weaver … 2 tracts of land included in two grants containing 50 acres that is grant number 6741 containing 20 acres in the County afsd on the waters of the Calf Killer waters of the Caney Fork …. WE corner of William P Anderson and Elijah Chisum Sr survey of 180 acres known by the name of the Iron Oar Tract … also grant number 6643 contining 30 acres situate … on the waters of the Calf Killer Fork … on the NW corner of Elijah Chisam Srs 20 acre survey …
Signed: Elijah Chisum Sr
Wit: William Glenn, Isaac Taylor, Anthony Dibrell
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQV4-5?i=745&cat=261424

1815 July 1 – James Chisom to Marshal Duncan, bk E, p 449. White County, Tennessee
… between James Chisum of the County of Overton and State of Tennessee of the one part and Marshal Duncan of the County of White and State afsd of the other part … the said James Chisum for and in consideration of the sum of 266 dollars and 66 and 2/3 cents … confirm unto the said Marshal Duncan … land … in the County of White on the Waters of Calf Killers on the Waters of a creek known by the name of Cherry Creek including part of the improvement where the said Duncan now lives containing 80 acres granted by the State of Tennessee to the said James Chisum Grant No. 5772 and dated 30th day of June 1814 … corner of Hardy Jones occupant survey of 100 acres … in the south boundary of an entry in the name of Elijah Chisum Jr … to the NE corner of said Jones’ survey …
Signed: James Chisum
Wit: Elijah Chisum Sr, Soloman Duncan
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVW-1?i=769&cat=261424

1815 July 19 – Elijah Chisom to James Turner, bk E, p 407. White County, Tennessee
… between Elijah Chisum Sr of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and James Turner of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 120 dollars … confirmed unto him the afsd James Turner … land containing by survey 49 acres granted to the said Elijah Chisum by the State of Tennessee by Grant No 5774 … in White County in the 3d District and on the Waters of Calf Killer Fork of Canes Fork in a cove of the mountain known by the name of the Turkey Cove … bounded … line of Lowrey’s claim …
Signed: Elijah Chisum Sr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVS-3?i=748&cat=261424

1815 Sept 12 – Elijah Chisom to John Shropshire, bk F, p 397. White County, Tennessee
… between Elijah Chisum Jr of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and John Shropshire of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars … confirm unto the sd John Shropshire … land … in the State and County afsd on the waters of the Caney Fork entered on warrant No. 229 in the First Dist … the SE corner of James Martin’s 100 acre entry in the S boundary line of Joseph Upchurch occupant survey … containing 100 acres …
Signed: Elijah Chisum
Wit: Joseph Upchurch, Hicks Shropshire, Thomas Hill, John May
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-3WCW-7?i=217&cat=261424

1815 Sept 13 – Elijah Chisom fr John Shropshire, bk F, p 148. White County, Tennessee
… between John Shropshire of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Elijah Chisum Jr of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 18 dollars … confirm unto the said Elijah Chisum … land … in the State and County afsd on the waters of the Cany Fork in the First District … at a black oak sd Chisum’s SE corner … on the Rock Island Road … containing 12 acres ….
Signed: John Shropshire
Wit: Joseph Upchurch, Hicks Shropshire, Thomas Hill, John May
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-3WZH-8?i=92&cat=261424

1815 Nov 7 – John Chisom to B Crabb, bk E, p 457. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part, and Bonaparte Crabb of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars …. confirm unto the sd Crabb … land situate … in the County of White and State afsd … on the waters of Calf Killer Fork of the Caney Fork … north of John Millers west corner … containing 50 acres …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Joseph Upchurch, John Smith
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-QQVW-3?i=773&cat=261424

1817 Apr 19 – Elijah Chisom fr Thomas Taylor, Sher, bk F, p 64. White County, Tennessee
… between Thomas Taylor sheriff of White County in the State of Tennessee and successor of Isaac Taylor late Sheriff of the County afsd of the one part and Elijah Chisum Sr of the County and State afsd of the other part … a certain writ of fier facias issued out of the Court of Warren County …. the goods and chattels lands and tenements of William P Anderson within the said County he should cause to be made the sum … which sum Joseph Colville lately in the Court of Warren recovered against the said William P Anderson … did seize execute and take into his possession 55 acres of land … in the County of White and Waters of the Calf Killers Fork of Caney Fork …. the SW corner of Isaac Taylor’s occupant claim of a 159 acres … thence north with said line … granted by the State of Tennessee on the 23d day of March 1815 by grant no. 6764 …. Elijah Chisum Sr … the sum of 5 dollars which was the highest and best bid became the purchaser of the afsd tract of 55 acres … sell unto the said Elijah Chisum Sr … the afsd tract of land …
Signed: Thomas Taylor, Sheriff of White County
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-3WX8-H?i=50&cat=261424

1818 Feb 2 – Elijah Chisom to Benj Weaver, bk G, p 113. White County, Tennessee
… I Elijah Chisum Sr of the State of Tennessee and County of White am held and firmly bound unto Benjamin Weaverof the State and County afsd in the penal sum of 200 dollars … the condition of this obligation … before the 1st day of Sept next …. deed of conveyance to 30 acres of land lying in said County of White to Benjamin Weaver … part of a tract of 180 acres granted to Elijah Chisum and William P Anderson … known by the name of the Great Ore Bank lying at the … W corner of said tract …
Signed: Elijah Chisum Sr
Wit: John W Dearing.
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1818 Sept 28 – part of Cert No. 823 … granted by the State of Tennessee unto Gatewood Chisum assignee of the sd Thomas Lewis … 20 acres … survey bearing date 6 Oct 1814 lying in White County on the 1st District between the Rock Island and Hickory Nut Mountain … to the beginning including said Chisum’s house.
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2882/images/33118_290744-00038?pId=138620
Land Register – Dec 16, 1814 – Gaitwood Chism assignee of Thomas Ramsey of William T Lewis – by virtue of a certificate warrant No. 823 issued by the Rigister of West Tennessee for 300 acres. Enters 20 acres of land in White County between the Rock Island and Hickory Nut Mountain …including said Chism’s house. Feb 29, 1812. Gaitwood Chism.
(See also): https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2882/images/33118_290623-00081?pId=12176
(See also): https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3658/images/41659_290541-00350?pId=374241
Survey: Entry No. 7705 – dated 29 Feb 1812 on a certificate warrant No. 823 … I have surveyed for Gatewood Chism assignee of William T Lewis 20 acres of land in White County between the Rock Island and Hickory Nut Mountain … including said Chism’s house.
Chain Carriers: William Fisher, John Chisum
Surveyed the 6th October 1814. James Townsend, DS. Filed 16th Dec 1814.
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1819 Jan 13 – John Chisom to Ford Miller, bk G, p 152. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Frederick Miller of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration the sum of 40 dollars and 75 cents … confirm unto the said Frderick Miller …. land … in the County and State afsd in the First District on the waters of the Calf Killers Fork … in the line of William Shaws 100 acre survey … containing 40 and 3/4 acres …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Joseph Upchurch, John Anderson
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1819 June 18 – James and John Chisom exrs to John Rutledge, bk F, p 332. White County, Tennessee
… between James Chisum of the County of Overton and John Chisum of the County of White both of the State of Tennessee executors of the last will and testament of Elijah Chisum Sr decd of the one part, and John Rutledge of the County of White and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 2500 dollars … confirm unto the said John Rutledge … land … in the County of White on the waters of the Calf Killers Fork of the Caney Fork of Cumberland River … including the late residence of the said Elijah Chisum Sr decd being part of a tract of 450 acres granted by the State afsd to the said Elijah Chisum Sr decd by patent No. 1858 and bearing date the 18th day of January 1810 … corner to a tract of 150 acres willed by the said Elijah Chisum Sr decd to his two grandsons William H Chisum and Elijah S Chisum … with the line of the said 150 acre tract … corner of the cleared land whereon Peggy Chisum (widow woman) now lives … in Moses Fisk’s line … containing 300 acres … reserving two poles square including the graves of the late proprietors in the center …
Signed: James Chisum, John Chisum
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Elijah Chisom to Robert Anderson, bk F, p 465. White County, Tennessee
… (book doesnt go this high in pages)

1819 Nov 25 – John Chisom to Danl Walling, bk G, p 139. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Daniel Walling of the County and State afsd of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 475 dollars … confirm unto the said Daniel Walling … 3 certain tracts … of land … in the County and State afsd in the First Dist on the N side of Caney Fork … the top of Town Mountain … corner of a survey made in the name of Elisha Walling for 200 acres … containing 40 acres … 2d in White County in the First District on the waters of Caney Fork on the top of the Gum Spring Mountain …. boundary line of 40 acres in the name of Morgan Bryan … containing 45 and 3/4 acres … 3d in White County in the First Dist on the waters of Cany Fork on the top of the Gum Spring Mountain … in the south boundary line of sd 40 acre survey … containing 39 acres … in the whole 124 and 3/4 acres …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Joseph Upchurch, James Walling, Ambrose F Upchurch
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1822 Dec 20 – John Chisom to Danl Walling, bk G, p 416. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Daniel Walling of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 125 dollars … confirm unto the said Walling …. land situate … in the County and State afsd in the First Dist on the waters of Cany Fork and bounded … E of William ? SW corner … in Andrew Coyns line … containing 40 acres … 2d in First Dist on the top of Gum Spring Mountain and bounded … sd Chisum’s 40 acre survey … containing 10 acres, in the whole 50 acres …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Orian Denton, Thomas Walling
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1824 Nov 8 – James Chisom to Marshal Duncan, bk G, p 398. White County, Tennessee
… between James Chisum of the County of Overton and State of Tennessee of the one part and Marshal Duncan of the County of White and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars … confirm unto the said Marshal Duncan all that certain … land situate … in the County of White on the waters of Cherry Creek containing 25 acres … granted by the State of Tennessee to Thomas Tarien by Grant No 5773 and dated the 13 day of June 1814 …. and which a part of the land … allotted to the said James Chisum by the commissioners … dividing sundrly tracts of land between the heirs of said Thomas Farnor and said Chisum who located said lands which partition …. the tract hereby surveyed is bounded … corner of said Chisam for 100 acres No. 499 ….
Signed: James Chisam
Wit: George Thomas, James Hudgins, William Pryor
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1824 Nov 8 – James Chisom to James Hudgens, bk G, p 445. White County, Tennessee
… between James Chisum of the County of Overton … and James Hudgings of the County of White … of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … confirm unto the said James Hudgings the two following described tracts of land, one containing 150 acres …. granted by the State of Tennessee to Thomas Turner by grant No. 10235 and dated the 26th day of June 1817 and bounded … line that formerly divided the Counties of Jackson and White where said line crosses Old Chickamoga Path near the Dry Valley … Aron England line … at the foot of Cumberland Mountain … one other tract containing 100 acres granted by the said State of Tennessee to the said Thomas Turner by grant No. 10240 dated the 26th day of June 1817 … bounded … boundary of Aron England occupant survey and corner to the survey before described for 150 acres … commisioners … divided sundry tracts of land between the heirs of said Turner and said Chisum who located said land …
Signed: James Chisum
Wit: George Thomas, William Pryor
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1824 Nov 15 – James Chisom to William Pryor, bk G, p 440. White County, Tennessee
… between James Chisum of the County of Overton … of the one part and William Pryor of the County of White … of the other part … in consideration of 200 … confirm unto the said William Pryor … land … in the County of White in the Dry Valley adj said Pryor’s entry No 458 for 50 acres above containing 50 acres … part of a tract of 100 acres granted … to Thomas Turner by grant No. 10241 dated 8 day of June 1817 … part of the land partitioned and attested to the said James Chism by the commissioners … dividing sundry tracts of land between the heirs of said Thomas Turner and James Chism …
Signed: James Chisum
Wit: James Hudgings, George Thomas
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1826 Feb 18 … John Chisum to Joseph Gooch. bk G, p 703. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Joseph Gooch of the County and State afsd … in consisderation of the sum of 1200 dollars … confirm unto … Joseph Gooch … three tracts or parcels of laned situate … in White County and State of Tenn … namely … land granted by the State of Tennessee to a certain Joseph Crabb assinee of William Fulton who is assignee of John Tulic and containing 62 acres and adj Frederick Millers old 150 acre survey … the SW corner of Miller’s survey … Also one other tract of land granted by the State of Tennessee to Joseph Crabb assignee of the heirs of Thomas Wade containing 193 acres … on the waters of Calf Killers Fork … bounded …W corner of Frederick Miller’s 150 acre survey and Joseph Crabb’s … Also one other tract of land conveyed to Joseph Crabb by Frederick Miller and since said Crabb to Alexander Lowrey … from Lowrey the said Chisum … containing 50 acres …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: David Ames, John Parker
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1827 Sept 22 – John Chisom to Lewis Pettit, bk K, p 197. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum and William Pettet both of the County of White and State of Tennessee … in consideration of the sum of 30 dollars to him in hand paid … confirmed unto him the said William Pettett … land containing 40 acres situated … in the County of White and on the waters of the Cainey Fork and bounded … corner of James Barren’s survey of 33 and 1/3 acres ….
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: John Jett, George Sparkman.
(Recorded June 7, 1837)
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1828 July 14 – John Chisom to Joseph Gooch, bk G, p 701. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum of the County of Hardin and State of Tennessee of the one part and Joseph Gooch of the County of White and State afsd of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars … sell unto him the said Joseph Gooch …land … in the County of White …on the waters of Calf Killer … containing 50 acres granted by the State of Tennesssee by grante No. 5351 dated 8 March 1827 … bounded … a NE corner of an entry for 20 acres whereon William Chisom now lives … line of Joseph Crabbs 193 acre survey … on William Miloins line … SW corner on the line of Thomas Meeks 30 acres survey … crossing the road from ? Mill to Roper Ferry … corner of Joseph Crownover’s 50 acre survey … also one other tract … containing 50 acres … W corner of an entry for 50 acres whereon Joseph Crownover now lives … line of a 50 acre survey now owned by Bonapart Crebb … on the side of the road leading from Simpson Mill to Roper Ferry … corner of the before named Crownover 50 acre survey … granted by the State of Tennessee to said John Chisum by grant No. 5228 dated 25 Dec 1827 …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Jacob A Lane, Trent C Connor
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1828 Sept 16 – John Chisom exr to William Simpson, bk H, p 90. White County, Tennessee
… between John Chisum acting executor of Elijah Chisum Sr decd late of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and William Simpson of the County of White … of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars … transfer unto him the afsd William Simpson … land granted by the State of Tennessee to William P Anderson containing 90 acres .. found on warrant No 692 … in the County of White on the waters of the Calf Killer Fork of the Caney Fork … corner of E Chisum’s claim of 450 acres, in the W boundary of Thomas Storms claim …
Signed: John Chisum, acting executor of Elijah Chisum Sr, decd.
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1828 Oct Session – Report by Commission of a settlement made with the execution of Elijah Chisam Snr decd returned on oath at Oct Session A.D. 1828. Towit:
… whose names are hereunto subscribed, commissioners, to settle with James Chisum and John Chisum, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Elijah Chisum Senr deceased, late of the County of White, concerning the amount of the Estate of the Testator which came to their hands as Executors, Report and say as follows, To wit:
First, that the amount of the sales of property of said testator and moneis by them received … account current returned by said executors on oath, at the July Session A.D. 1819 of White County Court – $7276.24 and 1/2
To amount of part of lands bequeathed to the heirs of Elijah Chisum Jr decd as evidenced by Report of Commissioners made at January County Court A.D. 1822 – $1000.00
To amt of sales of 3 small tracts of land one to David Snodgrass and 2 to William Hill on 21 July 1828 – $302.00
Total amt of Estate Real and Personal – $8578.24 and 1/2
Said Executors distributed:
To Nimrod Dodson, who intermarried with Elisabeth Chisum, daughter of testator – (amounts listed) …
By receipt of William Hill, guardian to William H Chisum, surviving heir to Elijah Chisum Jr, decd …
Heirs of William Chisum decd, a son of the Testator. By paying Seth Cason, who married with Elizabeth Chisum daughter of William Chisam decd paid 14 Aug 1822 ….
Sally Chisum, daughter of William Chisum decd …
By amount paid to John Chisum, guardian to the heirs of William Chisum decd, July 1821.
By amount retained by John Chisum executor and one of the heirs of the testator …
By amount retained by James Chisum executor and one of the heirs of the testator …
(List of payments made after this part for notes and bills owed …)
… Distributees respective shares.
To Nimrod Dodson in right of his wife $1472.17 and 1/2
To William H Chisum, heir of Elijah Chisum Jr $1472.17 and 1/2
To James Chisum $1472.17 and 1/2
To John Chisum $1472.17 and 1/2
Sales of land in recapitalation mentioned is to be divided among the above named persons; the executors retaining therefrom, the amount of expenses incurred, in enclosing the Graves of Elijah Chisum Sr and Lucy Chisum Decd the father and mother of said Executors, when said expenses are ascertained.
Interest account:
To amt interest due Nimrod Dodson on his share 69.63
To interest due Sally Chisum 69.63
To interest due W H Chisum 237.05
To interest due 5 minor heirs of William Chisum decd 520.27
It will be seen, that the amount of each distributive share is $1472.17 and 1/2 cents, which will stand amongst the heirs of William Chisum as follows, there being 7 of them, and the executors having paid and advanced money for the joint benefit of said heirs to the amount of $84.71 cents, would leave their share amounting to the sum of $1387.46
Each share amounting to the sum of $198.20 besides the sum mentioned in the interest account above. Therefore there is due to the heirs of William Chisum as follows, towit:
To Seth Cason principal and interest – $67.83
To Sally Chisum, principal and interest – $110.61
To five other minor heirs of said William, principal and interest – $1511.27
To William H Chisum, son of Elijah Junr bal principal and interest – $709.22 and 1/2
The amt of the share of Nimrod Dodson … $1541.80 and 1/2 …
It being represented to the commissioners, that there remained in the hands of Elijah Chisum Senr the testator, the sum of 15 dollars 6 and 1/4 cents due to William Hill, adm of Elijah Chisum Junr decd, unaccounted for and for which said executors are bound to account. The commr therefore direct that that sum with interest from the time it fell due, untill paid, be paid by said executors, out of the land last sold by them and herein before refered to, when the money for the same be collected. Also one dollar for one day to Turner Lane, on commissioners.
The commissioners, therefore, having fully examined all the papers records and documents relating to the Estate of the said Elijah Chisum Senr decd —
Report and say that the said account and report as before herein stated, shows a true, full, and perfect statement of the smount of each distributive share, with the interest threon, up to this day, with the balances due the heirs of the said Elijah Chisum decd severally.
John Chisum, executor etc produced and shewed, that he had furnished and paid for, Tombstone of Elijah Chisum and Lucy Chisum, his father and mother, prepared at Nashville, and halling same $23; and further, that the price for putting up the mason-work as herein before expressed, round said graves, the further sum of $25 – all of which is allowed him out of said Estate, by said commissioners.
All of which is most respectfully submitted to the worshiful court.
Given under our hands and seals 18th Sept 1828.
Signed: Turner Lane, Anthony Dibrell, Jacob A Lane
Returned 5th July A.D. 1831
Settlements and wills, v. B-G 1831-1893, White County, TN. bk B, p
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1830 Nov 12 – W H Chisom to William Hill, bk H, p 155. White County, Tennessee
… between William H Chisum now of the County of White … of the one part and William Hill of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 1200 dollars … confirm unto him the afsd William Hill … land containing 200 acres … in White County on the waters of Calf Killer and adj the Rocky Mountain …. same land which he the said William H Chisum holds by virtue of the Last Will and Testament of Elijah Chisum Sr decd … line of a tract on which the said Elijah Chisum last lived … where the widow of Elijah Chisum Jr dec’d lived …. also another tract of land containing 50 acres adj the W boundary of … tract held by Grant No. 7089 and bounded … W boundary of the said 450 acre tract …
Signed: William H Chisum
Wit: Turner Lane Sr, Trent C Conner.
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1837 June 5 – Probate deed books, v. B, p 20, White Co, TN – John Chisam Jr to William Pillet – 40 acres.
John Jett and George Sprackman witnesses.
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1839 Aug 6 – John H ChisumOverton Chisum, and Preston Chisum fr Robert Hensely and wife, bk L, p 379. White County, Tennessee
… between Robert Hensely and Ann S Hensely his wife of the County of Nelson and State of Virginia by their atty in fat Iverson L Twyman of the one part and Preston A Chisum, Overton Chisum and John H Chisum Jr of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the other part … consideration of 700 dollars … 2/3s of a certain tract or parcel of land, lying in White County, TN on the Cousy Fork of Cumberland River containing 1000 acres granted by the State of Tenn to Thomas Hopkins and William Dickinson by Grant No. 3712 dated at Nashville the 13 day of Feb 1835 …
Signed: Robert Hensley, Ann S Hensley, by their atty in fact Iverson L Twyman
Wit: William Knowles, Henry M Gibbs
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1842 March 5- W H Chisom fr J Smith bk P, p 85. White County, Tennessee
… We John W Smith and Charlotte Smith his wife, Thomas G Chisum and Malinda Chisum his wife all of the County of Lamar, Republic of Texas … nominated … and appoint William H Chisum of the County of Madison and State of Tennessee of the US of American our lawful attorney … concerning our … interest in the Estate of John Chisum decd late of sd County and State … (towit) one tract of 200 acres situated in Lauderdale County Tennessee State on Cain Creek also one tract situated in White County and State of Tennessee on the waters of Calf Killer containing 180 acres …also the lands on which Elizabeth Chisum the widow of the afsd John Chisum decd now resides consisting of several … surveys in the County of Madison and State of Tennessee on the waters of Clover Creek … I the sd John W Smith admin of the Estate of the afsd John Chisum decd … empower the sd William H Chisum to wind up and settle and close the unsettled business of the Estate of the afsd John Chisum as admin for me and in my behalf …
Signed: John W Smith, Charlotte Smith, Thomas Smith (sic. Thomas Chisum), Malinda Chisum
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1842 Aug 16 – J H Chisom to Thos Bosson, bk N, p 195. White County, Tennessee
… bewteen John H Chisum of White County State of Tennessee of the first part and Thomas M Bosson of the said State … in consideration of the sum of 103 dollars … convey unto (Thomas Bosson) … 1/3 of 2/3s of a certain tract of land being in White County … on the N side of the Caney Fork River near the Great Falls thereof containing 1000 acres granted by the State of Tennessee to Thomas Hopkins and William Dickerson by Grant No. 3712 dated at Nashville the 13th day of Feb 1835 …. 1/3 of 2/3 interest in said survey 88 and 2/3 acrs to John Fisher and 44 and 1/3 of an acre to Preston Chisum …
Signed: John H Chisum
Wit: Solomon Charles, George H Hill
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1842 Oct 3 – Probate deed books, v. C, p 147, J H Chisum to Tho. M Boyson 88 acres.
Deed proven in court.
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1847 May 8 – Chisom etal to J R Conner, bk P, p 288. White County, Tennessee
… between William H Chisum, Thomas Miller and Catherine his wife, Edwin C Stevens and Mary Ann his wife, John W Smith and Charlotte his wife, Thomas G Chissum and Belinda his wife, James M Vinson and Matilda his wife, Martha J Chissum and Nancy Chissum of the County of Madison and State of Tennessee of the one part and James R Connor of the County of White and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 75 dollars … unto the said James R Connor … land containing 180 acres lying in White County in the Third District on the NW side of the Calf Killers Fork of Caney Fork … E from the land formerly owned by Lowrey Fraily … the same tract or parcel of land granted by the State of Tennessee to Elijah Chissum and William P Anderson on the 3d day of March 1815 by Grant No. 6761 …
Signed: Thomas G Vernon, Martha J Vernon, Edward C Stephens, Mary Ann Stephens, James M Vinson, Matilda Vinson, Thomas Z Mercer, Catharine Mercer, Nancy Chisum, William H Chisum, John W Smith, Charlotte Smith, Thomas G Chisum, Belinda Chisum, By William H Chisum their agent.
Wit: T. C. Connor, William Harrell
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1847 Dec 27 – J H Chisom to J W Hash, bk Q, p 178. White County, Tennessee
… Articles of agreement … between John H Chisum of the one part and J W Harsh of the other part both of the State of Tennessee … agree to divide a certain tract or parcel of land which they bought jointly as the property of William Dickerson lying in the County of White and Dist No. 4 … containing 303 acres … division line … on the River Bluff on nearly or about N to the E corner of James Fisher’s field … on the Dickerson tract of landnow a strait line … next to Hutson’s … and a separate tract … contains 23 acres … joins the lands of Bosson which now belongs to the said J W Hash …
Signed: J H Chisum, J W Hash
Wit: Preston A. Chisum, Overton Chisum
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1854 June 5 – John Chisum – Settlements and wills, v. B-G 1831-1893, White County, TN. bk D, pp. 158
… this 5th day of June 1854 the death of John Chisom late of the County of White decd was suggested in open court … departed this life intestate whereupon Overton Chisom and Preston A Chisom was appointed and qualified admins …
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1854 Aug 9 – John H Chisom to M E Church Bk T, p. 253. White County, Tennessee
… between John H Chisum of the one part and Mathias Hutson, James Wright, James Fisher of the other part all of the State of Tennessee White County … promotion of Education and Religion … give and bequeath unto the said Mathia Hutson, James Wright, James Fisher all 3 being members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South appointed …. for the use and benefit of said church and also for a school house in District No. 4 …
Signed: J H Chism
Wit: J B W Blankenship, W G Chism.
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1854 Aug 18 – Mrs Chisum – Settlements and wills, v. B-G 1831-1893, White County, TN. bk D, pp. 238
… One years provisions for Mrs Chisum …
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1855 Sept – Nancy Fisher, heir of John Chisam, Rev War App for pension.
Nancy Fisher only heir of John Chisam a deceased Revolutionary soldier who died in Alabama June 15/29 leaving a widow Sarah Chisam who remained his widow and died August 30, 1848 act White County Tennessee. There were seven children then living is Nancy Fisher, John Chisam, Rachel Riddles, Polly Pollem, Betsy Burnside, Sarah Chisam and Francis Hately [probably Frances] – all dead but Nancy Fisher who applied in September 1855 –
Service claimed by widow who applied in June 1844 under act of 1836 as volunteer from Spartanburg district South Carolina under Colonel Thomas and Captain Taylor and under General Pickens and General Green for more than two years – claims to have been married in 1774 by a Minister of the Gospel in Spartanburg district knows of no marriage record –
She knows of her own knowledge of his going into service.
John Chisam son of John & Sarah swears in February 1852 that he is 71 years old – and that Nancy Fisher was then 31 –
Lewis Taylor swears in June 1844 – That he served with John Chisam under Captain Thomas, Captain Taylor, Colonel Thomas, General Pickens & General Green – that he was present at their marriage, that they have lived together since their marriage – Has known them more than sixty years – Lewis Taylor was a pensioner under Act of 1832.
Mary Chisam in August 1855 make affidavit that she is the widow of one of sons of John & Sarah Chisam who is dead, that she drew a pension as the only heir of Jonathan & Margaret Harris, and filed in that case her family Bible – Has often heard the old man talk of his service in the revolution.
That they had 12 children of whom Nancy was next to the youngest – of August 2 1786 –
James White with an order from John Chisam drew £32.14.3 ½ . The indent numbered 3435 – certificate obtained August 6/55 –
William Adcock of DeKalb County Tennessee swears on September 5/55 that he was acquainted with John and Sarah Chisam prior to 1794 – Has heard Chisam & his own father talk of their revolutionary services – New them in Spartanburg district South Carolina they had several children in 1794 the oldest was then 15 or 20 years of age]
[p 21: Certificate dated August 6, 1855 from the South Carolina Comptroller Generals office showing a payment made to John Chisam for duty done in the Roebuck’s Regiment.]
[Note: The following may relate to the above veteran]
South Carolina Audited Accounts relating to John Chisim [sic] AA214
Audited Account Microfilm file No. 1245
Transcribed by Will Graves 8/20/19
[p 2]
[No.] 2435 No. 114
[Book] X 2 August 85 [1785]
John Chisim [sic] for Militia duty, before, & Since the fall of Charleston [Charleston South Carolina fell to the British on May 12, 1780] in Roebuck’s [Benjamin Roebuck’s] Regiment per Anderson’s [Colonel Robert Anderson’s] Return [not extant] – [old South Carolina] Currency £229
Stg. [Sterling] £32.14.3 ¼
Exd. J. Mc. A. G. [Examined by John McCall, Adjutant General]
Received the Amount of the Within in an Indent No. 3435, X, per Order
S/ James White
[p 4]
Gentlemen
Please to Deliver the whole of my Indent if Ready to Mr. James White and you Will much oblige your Very Humble Servant
S/ John Chisam
To the Commissioners
Treasurer of State South Carolina
S/ R Harrison JP March 19th 1787
https://revwarapps.org/r1932.pdf

1856 Nov 5 – John Chisom fr William Rice, bk T, p 144. White County, Tennessee
… State of Alabama, Jackson County … I William Reece of the County of Jackson and State of Alabama do constitute and appoint John Chisum of the County of White and State of Tennessee my lawful agent and attorney in fact to convey a deed … to all the interest that I have by virtue of my wife Lynessa Reece in and to the lands conveyed by my wife Lynessa Reece by reason of his will Jonathan Harris decd of the County of White in the State of Tennessee ….
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C39N-5S4X?i=555&cat=261424

1857 April 11 – Overton Chisom fr J H Chisom, bk T, p 194. White County, Tennessee
… I John H Chisum have this day bargained and sold … to Overton Chisum … in consideration of 400 dollars to me in hand paid 3 several tracts of land lying in the County of White and State of Tennessee … in District No. 4 containing … 230 acres … 3 grants from the State of Tennessee to Johnathan Harris .. first for 115 acres and No. 11537 granted on the 17 day of April 1818, and the 2d grant is also from the State of Tennessee to said Harris and for 100 acres and No. 100229 granted the 17th day of May 1817, the third and last from the State of Tennessee also to said Harris … granted on the 28th day of May 1817 for 15 acres and is No. 10,076 …
Signed: John H Chisum
Wit: Peter Juna, Morning(sp?) Chisum
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1858 May 1 – M Chisom fr J H Chisam, bk T, p 454. White County, Tennessee
… between J H Chisam of the one part and Mary Chisam of the other part both of the County of White and State of Tennessee … in consideration of the sum of 200? dollars … confirm … land … in the County of White and on the Waters of Caney Fork, Dist No. 4 … with Overton Chisam’s line … boundary line of the 75 acre tract … containing by estimation 20 and 3/4 acres …
Signed: J H Chisam
Wit: William Chisam, J S Bird
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