1764 David Chisholm 1764–1792 of Union Co, SC and Halifax Co, Va

David Chisholm 1764–1792 of Union Co, SC and Halifax Co, Va

Parents:

Children: 

  • None known – no children are included in David’s will or probate

Siblings: 

FACTS and SOURCES: 

1783 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 3 slaves under 16, 5 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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1783 Feb 21 – Adam Chisholm fr Benjamin Vaughan, Deed bk 12, p 335. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Benjamin Vaughan late of the Parish of Antrim and County of Halfix of the one part and Adam Chisholm of the parish and County aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of __ thousand five hundred pounds … to the said Benjamin Vaughan in hand paid by the said Adam Chisholm … discharge unto the said Adam Chisholm … land situate lying and being in the Parish and County afsd on both sides of the Upper Fork of Terrible Creek containing by estimation 100 acres … purchased by the said Benjamin Vaughan of Thomas Elliott being part of 800 acres land surveyed for Richard Echols in two surveys and granted unto Anthony Griffin by letters patent … the 16th day of August 1756 … bounded by the lines and adjoining the lands of James McCraw, William Green, William Robertson, Fontaines ___ and John Phelps …
Signed: Ben. Vaughan
Wit: James McCraw, John Murphey, William Maxey, Edward Wells.
(Proved and ordered to be recorded on July 17, 1783)
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1783 July Court – Adam Chisholm v Vaughan Order bk 10, p 360. Halifax Co, Va
… A deed from Benjamin Vaughan to Adam Chisholm was proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said Benjamin and the same is ordered to be recorded.
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1784 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm, David Chisholm, Duke – 2 tithes, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 8 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
David Chishum – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses, 2 cattle
James Chism – 1 tithe, 5 horses, 9 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
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1785 A List of White Persons and Houses taken in the County of Halifax County, Virginia in 1785
Adam Chisholm, whites 7, dwelling house log wall 24 by 16, Barn 20 by 20, Cabbins 5.
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1786 Feb 14 Henry Barnes from Adam Chizholm & Bartlet Gwinn, Deed bk 14, p 535. Halifax Co, Va
… between Adam Chizholm and Bartlet Gwin of the one part and Henry Barnes of the other … in consideration of the sum of 125 pounds … to the said Adam Chizholm and Bartlett Gwinn … confirm unto the said Henry Barnes .. land whereon the said Adam Chizholm now lives and which he purchased of Benjamin Vaughan by Deed … containing by estimation 100 acres … bounded by the lines of James McCraw, John Coleman (formerly Fountain), William Robertson, and the sd Gwin … also one other divident of land containing by estimation 13 acres be the same more or less (being part of a larger tract of land granted unto the said Bartlett Gwinn by patent) adjoining to the former tract or dividend on the Northwest part thereof and bounded by William Robertsons lines on the West and along the said lines to the first branch … to the said Chizholms line … with all singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Henry Barnes his heirs and assigns forever …
Signed: Adam Chisholm, Bartlett Gwinn
Wit: James McCraw & Chisom, William P Green, William Robertson, John Bailey
(as to Chisholm
Almond Gwinn & Bartlett
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1786 Dec 26 – Deed bk A, p. 320-323, Union Co, SC – John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm.
… Release (Preceded by Lease) John Grindol and Hester his wife to John Watson and Adam Chisholm, all of Union County, SC. Granted … to John Grindol 250 acres Apr. 21, 1775 likewise another grant … 80 acres Dec 22, 1768 … 100 acres, conveyed to John Grindol, by James Huey containing 100 acres bearing date the 2d day of April 1774 … in consideration of the sum of 300 pounds sterling in hand paid by the said John Watson and Adam Chisholm … confirm unto John Watson and Adam Chisholm in their possession … land as above described situate laying and being on both sides of Packolate River including Grindols Shoals and plantation and lays joining eachother the whole 430 acres … the houses, cut houses, buidings, barns, stables, gardens, orchards, woods (etc) ….
Signed: John Grindol, Hester Grindol
Wit: David Chisholm, Jesse Mabry
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1790 US Census Union, SC Name: Adam Chisholm
Home in 1790 (City, County, State) Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over 3
Free White Persons – Females 2
Number of Slaves 5
Number of Household Members 13
Year: 1790; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 44; Image: 45; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1791 Dec 27 – Pkg. #34 Estate of DAVID CHISHOLM Union County, SC
Will of DAVID CHISHOLM. Written : 27 Dec 1791. Recorded : 6 Apr 1792.
“In the Name of God Amen
David Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union, being weak and low in Body, but of Perfect mind and memory; make this my last will and Testament,
… First, I desire to be buryed in a Christian like manner, and after my Funeral expences are paid.
The remainder of my Temporal Estate I bequeath and dispose of in the following manner (To Wit):
… I desire that all my just debts to be paid.
… I next bequeath to my father all the cash I have in hand together with what money I have lent out,
… The ballance of my Estate I bequeath to my Brothers and Sister, to be disposed of an divided in the following manner,
… My negroes (ToWit) Lewis and Fanny her child and all her increase to remain, untill my brother Samuel arives to the age of 10 years, and then to be equally divided,
… and my stock of every kind to be disposed of at the discretion of my executors,
… and the moneys arising therefrom together with all ballances, arising from debts due me except the above mentioned lent money, to be equally divided, amongst my Brothers and Sister,
… I constitute and appoint my well beloved friends John Henderson & Obadiah Trimmier and my brother William my whole and sole executors of this my last will and Testament, ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 27th day of December in the year of our Lord 1791.
Signature: David Chisholm
Signed Seal’d published and Declar’d to be his last Will & Testament in the Presence of us: Charles Green, Jesse Mabry, John Beckham Junr
Proved in Open Court the 3d day April 1792 and Admnr Granted. Ben. Haile, DC.
“South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FNK9-8?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-GP6%3A190569301%2C190568402%2C191255802%2C191306801 : 21 May 2014), Union > Probate Court, Probate records > 1777-1961 > Box 01, Packages 1-67 > image 200 of 416; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia. (Pkg. 34).
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(NOTE: The above will names 2 brothers of this particular David Chisholm – 1) Samuel Chisholm named as his brother who is under 10 years of age at the time the will is written, and 2) William Chisholm who is over 21 years of age and named as David Chisolm’s brother and as an executor in David Chisholm’s will.)

1791 David Chisholm will in Union Co SC

1791 David Chisholm will in Union Co SC

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

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

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

In 1797 Watt Chisholm receives his inheritance from his brother David’s estate – who had died in 1797.  David’s will in 1791 indicated that his slaves and stock were to be sold or distributed, and the funds therefrom to be distributed to his brothers and sister when his brother Samuel turned 10 years of age – which occurred in 1797 – and Watson Chisholm then received his portion of his brother David’s estate:

1797 March 6 John Henderson & others to The’s W Chisholm

1797 March 6 John Henderson & others to The’s W Chisholm

1797 March 6 – John Henderson & others to The’s W Chisholm p 206 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… we John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm … sold and delivered unto The’s W Chisholm one negro woman by the name of Fanny she being part of the property of the estate of David Chisholm decd …
Signed: John Henderson, Obediah TrimmierWilliam Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes, William Henderson
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1797 March 7 Trimmier and Wm Chisholm to Watt Chisholm

1797 March 7 Trimmier and Wm Chisholm to Watt Chisholm

1797 March 7 – Trimmier and William Chisholm to Watt Chisholm – Conveyances (deeds), v. C-E 1791-1799 p. 32 – I do hereby acknowledge that I have received of John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm the sum of 75 pounds sterling of the estate of David Chisholm deceased and upon a final settlement if should appear that I have received more than my legacy, I hereby promise to return to the said John Henderson, Obediah Trimur and William Chisholm such ballance as may appear due from me to said estate.
Signed: Watt Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes
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1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm slave named Ned

1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm slave named Ned

1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm, bk D, p 534. Union Co, SC
… I Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union have for and in consideration of 50 pounds … sell and deliver unto Watson Chisholm one negroe boy named Ned, and one named Stephen …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: Obadiah TrimmierWilliam Chisholm
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1797 Apr 3 – A Bill of Sale from Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm proved by William Chisholm & ordered to record.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 25. Union County, SC

1797 June 2 – Adam Chisholm to Est of David, bk E, p 31-33 Union Co, SC
… Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union acknowledge myself indebted to John Henderson, Obediah Trimmer and William Chisholm executors of the estate of David Chisholm deceased in the sum of 55 pounds sterling to be levyed of my goods and chattles lands and tenaments if the said Adam Chisholm shall fail in the condition under written.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Nancy Chisholm daughter of the above named Adam Chisholm being now under age, did on the 4th of this instant purchase of the above executors one negro girl named Lucinda the property of the above estate at the price of 55 pounds no if the said Nancy Chisholm when she arives at the age of 18 years comply with the terms of sale and with the true intent and meaning thereof then the above obligation to be void as else to remain in full force in law.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandis, John Beckham
By the oath of Henry Farnandis and recorded the 2 June 1797.
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