1767 John Chism b. abt 1767 of Union Co, SC, Laurens, SC and Tuscaloosa Co, AL

John Chism/Chisholm b. abt 1767 of Union Co, SC, Laurens, SC and Tuscaloosa Co, AL

Parents:

Children: (Not confirmed, possibly father of James Chism of Laurens Co, SC that moved to Tuscaloosa Co, AL, and then to Monroe Co, MS)

  • James Chism b. abt 1795 (not confirmed – may be son of William Chism of Greenville Co, SC, or son of John Chism of Laurens Co, SC)

Siblings:

State and County Pages with Chisholm/Chism records:

FACTS and SOURCES

JOHN CHISM/CHISHOLM RECORDS IN UNION COUNTY & LAURENS COUNTY, SC:

1812 March Term – John Tolison v Samuel Chisholm, John Chisholm & Obediah Chisholm} Case.
In this case the Court gave the following decree, let the plaintiff take judgment for 197 dollars and 60 and 1/2 cents and costs.
Minutes Court of Common Pleas 1810-1818. p 66. Union County, SC

1812 March Term – John Tollison v Adam Chisholm, Samuel Chisholme, John Chisholme, and Obediah Chisholme, p 249
The State of South Carolina Union Dist}(Roll 26). Adam Chisholme, Samuel Chisholme, John Chisholme and Obediah Chisholme were attached to answer to John Tollison of a plea of trespass on the case, and so forth … John Tollison by Joseph Gist his attorney complains that whereas the said Samuel, John and Obediah Chisholme on the 9th day of September … 1808 at Union Court House in the District and State afsd … did make their certain note, in writing, commonly called a promissory note … the said Samuel, John, Obediah & Adam Chisholme did promise to pay John Tollison or bearer 158 dollars 93 cents one day after the date of the said note for value received … said Adam, Samuel, John & Obediah Chisholm on the 10th day of September … 1808 at Union Court House … did make a certain other note in writing commonly called a promissory note …. did promise to pay John Tollison … 37 dollars 42 cents 5 days after the date of said note for falue received … to the damage of the said John Tollison 400 dollars … J. Gist, Plaintiffs Attorney.
Copy Note/ One day after date we or either of us do promise to John Tollison or bearer 158 dollars 93 cents value received. Witness our hands this 9th of Sept 1808. Signed: Samuel Chisholm, Adam Chisholm, John Chisholm, Obadiah Chisholm. Wit: Matthew Norton.
Copy Note/ Five days after date we or either of us promise to pay John Tollison or bearer 35 dollars 42 cents value received. Witness our hands this 10th September 1808. Signed: Samuel Chisholme, Adam Chisholme, John Chisholm, Obadiah Chisholm. Witness: Matthew Norton.
We confess judgment in the case for 158 dollars 93 cents with interest from 10th September 1808 also for 37 dollars 42 cents with interest from 15th Sept 1808 from which judgment is to be deducted 40 dollars 75 cents paid 30 Sept 1810 also 21 dollars paid in January 1812 with stay of execution till orders from the Plaintiff John Tollison. Signed: Adam Chisholme.
Pleadings and Judgments 1810-1813. p. 249. Union County, SC
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1813 March Term – Caleb Jones v John Chisholm & William Farnandis, p 334
The State of South Carolina, Union District} To wit} (Roll 64)
John Chisholm and William Farnandis were attached to answer to Caleb Jones of a plea of trespass on the case and so forth, and whereupon the said Caleb by David Johnson his attorney complains that whereas the said John and William on the 19th day of September … 1812 at Union Court House … did make their certain note in writing commonly called a promissory note … the said John and William did promise to pay … unto the said Caleb …. the full and just sum of 380 dollars 2 days after the date thereof for value received … John and William have hitherto altogether refused and still do refuse; to the damage of the said Caleb 700 dollars … David John, Plaintiff Attorney …
… assessed the damages of the said Caleb … besides his costs and charges by him expended in and about prosecuting his suit … 380 dollars with interest from 21st of September 1812 … said damages, costs and charges in the whole amount 413 dollars 44 cents … Judgment Signed May 3d, 1813. P S Saunders, CC
Pleadings and Judgments 1810-1813. p. 334. Union County, SC
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1816 Sept 26 – Deed – Francis Sims to John Walker, both of Laurens Dist, SC. Consideration $250. 70 acres, a spring which Daniel South now uses being excepted. On waters of Reedy (p. 165) river bounding on lands of William Simmons, John Walker, Rebekah Elliott and Daniel South. Signed: Rrancis Sims. Wits: John Pringle, John Chism. Before William Ware, JQ. Jan 30, 1817. Dower relinquised Jan 30, 1817 by Elizabeth Sims. Recorded March 24, 1817. bk K 1812-1821 p. 164. Laurens, SC
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1817 Feb – Deed. John Chism to Philip Wait, both of Laurens Dist SC, consideration $300. 67 acres on waters of Walnut Creek … on the great road leading from Youngs Ferry on Saluda to Greenville, … James Clardys land … where said Wait now lives … Signed: John Chism. Wit: E Powell, Thos Rosamond, John Robertson. Before James Powell, JP. Nov 1817. Recorded Nov 18, 1817. bk K 1812-1821 p 191. Laurens, SC.
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1817 July 16 – Deed. William Cole to Philip Wait. both of Laurens Dist SC. Consideration 1000 dollars. 250 acres on Walnut Creek … on road leading ot the fish dam ford on Reedy River … at William South land … lands of Mary Howell … lands of William Howell … lands of James Clardy … Signed: William Cole. Wit: John Chism, John Wait. Bef James Powell, JP Jul 17 1817. Recorded Nov 18, 1817. bk K 1812-1821 p. 191 Laurens, SC.
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1817 October 17 – South Carolina, Union District}
By William Rice Ordinary of said District
Whereas Elijah Dawkins hath applied to me for Letters of Administration on all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm late of the district aforesaid, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary’s Court for the said District, to be holden at Union Court House on the 1st Monday of November next to shew cause, if any, why the said administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and in the Fortisecond year of American Independence.
Wm Rice, Ordy.
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1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril … (Note: Nancy Chisholm wife of John Smith is legatee of Adam Chisholm dec’d and is demanding an accounting of her father Adam Chisholm’s estate, as she has not received her distriubution. This is the same Nancy Chisholm that her father Adam Chisholm made a conveyance to in 1797 above when she was still under 18 years of age)
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
….. Elijah Dawkins admr in account with the Legatees of the Estate of Adam Chisholm dec’d
John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm – (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
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Samuel Chisholm – (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
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Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina; Probate records, Box 8, packages 1-41 Probate records, Box 9, packages 1-38, Miscellaneous probate records, 1777-1866, index, 1777-1961 (Package 9-14)
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1818 Dec 9 – Deed. John Chism of Laurens Dist, SC to Robert P Delph of Abbeville Dist SC. … consideration of $462.50 … 92 and 1/2 acres branches of Saluda River … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Reuben Powell, Henry Delph. Before Wm Were, JP Dec 9, 1818. Dower relinquished Dec 9, 1818 by Delilah Chism wife of John Chism. Recorded Apr 13, 1819. bk K, p 244. Laurens, SC.
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1819 Feb 27 – Deed. John Chism of Laurens Dist SC to R P Delph of Abbeville Dist SC. consideration $195. 39 acres on waters of Reedy River … on the big road at lightwoods stake corner .. with D Wrights land … with Clardy’s land … on the Big Road … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Philip Wait, Benjamin T Tierce. Before James Powell JP Apr 13, 1819. Rec Apr 13, 1819. bk K, p 244. Laurens, SC.
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1819 Feb 27 – John Chisholm to Elijah Dawkins bk P, p 349 Union Co, SC
… I John Chisholm of the State and District aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … paid by Elijah Dawkins of said State and District … sell and release unto the said Elijah Dawkins all my right and title to a certain tract of land owned by my Father in his lifetime and having fallen to me by heirship lying on the South sid of Packolet River bounding on the N by said River, West by Judge Nott, E and SE by Henry Farnandis land together with all and singular the rignts members and apperainances …
Signed: John Chisholm
Wit: John Littlejohn, William Farnandis
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1819 Sep 27 – Deed. John Lee to Benjamin Teice both of Laurens Dist SC. Consideration $1000, 150 acres, on road leading from Greenville to Augusta joining … Robert P Delph … William Cainer …. Joseph ? … David Wright … Signed: John Lee. Wit: John Chisem, William Ware. Before William Ware, JQ, Sept 13, 1819. Recorded Apr 3, 1820. Bk K, p. 286. Laurens, SC.
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1824 Aug 2 – John Chism to David Wright, bk L, p 168. Laurens, SC
… I John Chism of the Dist afsd in consideration of the sum of 160 dollars … paid by David Wright of the Dist afsd … sell and deliver unto David Wright …land situate in the District afsd on the waters of Walnut Creek … corner of the Great Road … containing 40 acres … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Philip Waite, William Bolton, Joseph Wright. Recorded Aug 21, 1824.
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JOHN CHISM MOVES FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TO TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA BY 1824

But before leaving the Union County, SC area, see also the following records found in Union County, SC from a lawsuit involving his sister Nancy Chisholm Smith – who was suing the executors of their father’s estate for an accounting – some of the entries mention Nancy’s brother John Chism/Chisholm:

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

1826 May 12 – E Dawkins is served with a copy of order for accounting of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate on May 12, 1826 – related to Nancy Chisholm Smith’s demanding an accounting of the estate’s proceeds.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FXJY-G?i=515&cc=1911928&cat=443574
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
To E. Dawkins admn of sd Estate.
Paid:
Dawkins * Littleton note & interest: $458.00
Fernandis on a (note?): $37.7
Sundry Notes: $85.33
Amus Davis proven acct: $6.17
Amus Daivs admr of S Fergasen: $5.80
Wm. Fernandis: $148.89 and 3/4
Doctor Richards: $24.87 and 1/2
Ordinary: $9.60
Tax for 1817: $5.8
Saml recd making his coffin: $5.00
Total: $785.82 and 1/4
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Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
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John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
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Samuel Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FXNF-6?i=509&cc=1911928&cat=443574
Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina; Probate records, Box 8, packages 1-41 Probate records, Box 9, packages 1-38, Miscellaneous probate records, 1777-1866, index, 1777-1961 (Package 9-14)
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JOHN CHISM IN TUSCALOOSA CO, AL:  

1824 Sept 9 – John Chism 1824-101 30 1824101_0020. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… John Chism is a juror in Samuel H Babcock & Co. v McJohn & Olden(sp?)….
Chism, John 1824-101 31 1824101_0020
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1825 Feb 12 – John Chism 1826-104 209 1826104_0127. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… Thomas Gowing and John Chism are jurors in Humphrey Chappell v Wiley Whatley & Elijah Whatley suit.
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1826 March Term – John Chism 1825-101 106 1825101_0114. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… State v John Chism … presentment …
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1826 Oct Term – John Chism 1826-105 79 1826105_0111. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
The State v. John Chism – costs of court itemized.
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1826 Oct Term – John Chism 1825-101 155 1825101_0163. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… State v. John Chism …
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1826 Oct Term – John Chism 1825-101 161 1825101_0169. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
…. State v. John Chism … presentment …
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1826 October Term – John Chism – Spiritous Liqours 1826-106 21 1826106_0013. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
State of Alabama v. John Chism – Presentment
… the 4th Monday in Sept 1825 … a Grand Jury found on presentment that John Chism late of the County of Tuskaloosa … on the 10th of Oct 1825 … did retail spritous liquors … without a license …
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Chism, John 1826-106 22 1826106_0014 10 Oct 1825
Chism, John 1826-106 23 1826106_0014
Chism, John 1826-106 24 1826106_0015

1826 Oct 12 – John Chism 1824-101 522 1824101_0267. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
 Thomas Gowing and John Chism are jurors … in Humphrey Chappell v Wiley Whatley appeal.
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1826 Oct 12 – John Chism 1824-101 526 1824101_0269. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… Thomas Gowing and John Chism are jurors in Thomas Taylor v Edmund P Baur – debt case.
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1826 Oct 16 – John Chism 1824-101 550 1824101_0281. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… State v. John Chism … pleads guilty fined 10 dollars plus costs … (charges not clear on page).
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1827 May 26 – John Chism to Francis Cooper. Delilah Chism, wife of John Chism relinquished dower rights. Wit: Thomas Johnston, Jacob Harden. Book F. P. 99. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1827 May 26 – … between John Chism of the first part and Francis Cooper of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars … convey unto the party of the second part … the West half of the NE quarter of Section 32 of Township 18 and Range 9 west in the Dist of Tuscaloosa and State of Alabama containing 77 acres and 81/100ths of land …
… Signed: John Chism, Delilah Chism. Wit: Thomas Johnston, Jacob Harden.
Delilah Chism the wife of the afsd John Chism … relinquished her right of Dower …
Deed bk F, p 99. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1827 Oct Term – John Chisem Surety 1826-105 214 1826105_0248. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
Judgments at October Term 1827
Parties: State v. James Chisim & John Chisim surety. #1763. Page. 219.
(Itemization of property seized and sold)
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1827 October Term – John Chism 1826-105 214b 1826105_0248 23 Feb 1828. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
… State v. James Chisem & John Chisem security – costs of court are itemized.
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1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: [John Chism]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6
Year: 1830; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 3; Page: 328; Family History Library Film: 0002330
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1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: Samuel Chisholm
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Pickens, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 3
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
Year: 1830; Census Place: Pickens, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 2; Page: 116; Family History Library Film: 0002329
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1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: [John Chism]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6
Year: 1830; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 3; Page: 328; Family History Library Film: 0002330
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1830 Apr 21 – Thomas Kinman, use of N M Caruthers v. John Chism 1829-101 368 1829101_0192. Tuscaloosa Co, AL
… Assumpsit. Suit on a note made Feb 15, 1820…
Chism, John 1829-101 369 1829101_0192 15 Feb 1820
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1831 June Term – Chism, John 1822-101 87 1822101_0052 Jun Term 1831. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
Thomas Kinman use of Hugh M Caruthers v. John Chism, executed
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1833-1834 John Chism to N W Wall, Deed bk J, p 28 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
https://probate.tuscco.com/ProbateRecords/search

1833-1834 John Chism fr A McGuire, Deed bk J, p 53 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1833-1834 John Chism fr Otis Dyer, Deed bk J, p 145 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1833-1834 John Chism to D Blevins, Deed bk J, p 251 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1833-1834 John Chism to Aaron Lockhart, Deed bk J, p 280 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1833-1834 John Chism to L Glaze, Deed bk J, p 289 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1834 July Term – Chism, John 1822-101 104 1822101_0061 July Term 1834. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
John S Tindall, endorsee v John Chism, apt} Dismissed in clerks office 18 July 1834
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1834 Sept 12 – … between John Chism of the first part and Joseph F Williams of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars … convey unto the party of the second part … Lot No 7 in the Town of North Tuscaloosa … on Main Street on the Road on the West side 195 feet north of Simontons corner … thence with the road north 30 feet to Lockarts corner and extending back the full depth of said Lot to Mrs Marrs Road … Signed: John Chism.
Registered the 13th day of Sept 1834.
Deed bk K, p. 117. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1835 Jan Term – Chism, John 1822-101 108 1822101_0063 Jan Term 1835. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
John Chism v Henry Sossaman, apt. Appearance Docket.
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1835 Jan 24 – … between Otis Dyer of the first part and John Chism of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … convey unto the said party of the second part … lot or parcel of land lying and being in North Tuscaloosa (or (Kentuck) described as follows. Commencing on a cross street running from the Main Street to Marrs Ferry Road and extending up the Main Street of Kentuck North to the Junction of Main Street with Mars Ferry Road the said lot is in the shape of a triangle … Signed: Otis Dyer, Maria Dyer. Wit: Moses McGuire. Recorded June 1, 1835.
Deed bk L, p 23. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1835 Feb 8 – … between John Chism and Delila his wife of the first part and Charles G Pitcher of the second part …. in consideration of the sum of 250 dollars … confey unto the party of the second part … parcel of ground … in the Village of North Tuscaloosa … commensing on Main Street 30 feet from Charles Snows corner … with said Street to T B Haneys lot said Haneys lot extending 25 feet south fr J O Cummins line … (said lot extending 40 feet from said Snows corner) … to William Marrs line … Signed: John Chism, Delilah Chism. Wit: Moses McGuire
Deed bk L, p 4. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1836 Feb 18 – … between John Chism and his wife Delila Chism of the first part and Rice and Lynch of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars … convey unto the said party of the second part … Lot or parce of ground lying in the Town of North Tuscaloosa … at the corner of John C Cummings house … south on the street or road towards the River 25 feet to the corner of C G Pitchers lot thence west to Mrs Mars line on the road thence along said line 25 feet to Cummings lot thence along Cummings line East to the place of the beginning. Signed: John Chism, Delila Chism. Wit: Moses McGuire, Clk. Recorded Feb 18, 1836.
Deed bk L, p 350. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1836 Feb 19 – … between John Chism and his wife of the first part and E O Lynch of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars … convey unto the party of the second part … land situate lying and being in North Tuscaloosa and known as Lot No. 7 lying on the N side of Broad Street bounded on the N by Aaron Lockarts lot and on the west by Mrs Mars Road or line and on the South by a lot owned by me … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Moses McGuire, Clk. Recorded the 23 day of Feb 1836.
Deed bk L, p 359. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama https://probate.tuscco.com/ProbateRecords/search

1837 Jan 6 – … I John Chism am held firmly bound unto Emery W Rodgers in the penal sum of 8000 dollars the payment … to be made I bind myself … this 6th day of January 1837 …
The condition of the above obligations … above bound John Chism has sold unto the said Emery W Rogers one undivided half of Lots numberd 60, 65, 94, and 95 lying and being in North Tuscaloosa the two first named lots being front on which my Tavern stands and the two last named being back lots on which the stables etc belonging to the Tavern stands with the improvements etc for the sum of — thousand dollars and the said John Chism has also … unto the said Rogers runiture belonging to the said Tavern to the amount of 500 dollars making in all 4500 dollars 2000 of … is paid in hand and the remaining 2500 dollars to be paid in two equal installments the first of which is payable on the 25 day of December next and the remaining half the 25 day of December 1838.
Now if the said John Chism shall well and truly make unto the said Emery W Rogers a good and sufficient title deed in fee simple for one undivided half of the above named lots and improvements where full payment shall have been made as above … then the above obligations to be void … Signed: John Chism. Test: Moses McGuire … Recorded the 21 day of February 1838 …
Deed bk N, p 349. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1839 March 16 – … between Otis Dyer and Reuben Dodson of the first part and John Chism of the second … in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars … convey unto the said party of the second part … land (viz) lot No 26 and all that part of lot No 63 that is not deeded to Larkin Hammonds … Signed: Otis Dyer, Reuben Dodson. Recorded Oct 24, 1839.
Deed bk Q, p 147. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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Older Deeds in the Union/York/Chester/Spartanburg areas of South Carolina:

1768 Sept 15 – Gibbs, John, Plat For 500 Acres In Craven County. Date: 9/15/1768
People in this record: John Chisham; Connell, Elizabeth; Duggon, Robert; Ford, John; Gibbs, John; Leigh, Egerton; Wofford, William
Places in this record: Craven County; Fair Forest Creek
Date: 9/15/1768. Series: Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series) (S213184)
Document Type: Plat. Images: Online
Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S213184 Volume: 0009 Page: 00321 Item: 01
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1768 Sept 15 John Chisham land claimed via NC adj to John Gibbs on Fairforest Cr in Craven Co SC

1768 Sept 15 John Chisham land claimed via NC adj to John Gibbs on Fairforest Cr in Craven Co SC

1776 John Chisolm, Account Audited (File No. 1245) Of Claims Growing Out Of The American Revolution. Date: 1776 C. or later
People in this record: Chisolm, John
Date: 1776 C. or later. Series: Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the Revolution (S108092)
Images: Online
Archives ID: Series: S108092 Reel: 0022 Frame: 00344 ignore: 000
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092002200344000/images/S108092002200344000.pdf
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1778 John Chisholm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: John Chisholm
Gender: M (Male)
State: South Carolina
County: Camden District
Town: Eastward of Wateree
Residence Year: 1780
Household Remarks: He is on the Grand Jury List for the “District of Camden”.
Document: Jury Lists, 1778, Acts #1078 [at SC Archives]; Page Number: 8; Family Number: 85
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JOHN CHISM OF LAURENS COUNTY, SC IS NOT “BLIND” JOHN CHISUM, NOR IS HE HIS SON.

(Note: The John Chism of Lauren County, SC is not “Blind” John Chisum.  “Blind” John Chisum was living in Rutherford County, North Carolina from at least 1799 until he moved to Tennessee in 1807. The following records show that  “Blind” John Chisum was the one living in Rutherford County, NC – the 1804 deed shows Jonathan Harris and William Riddle as witnesses – John Chisum Jr had married Jonathan Harris’ daughter (Mary Harris), and William Riddle had married “Blind” John Chisum’s daughter. The 1800 US Census shows that this “John Chisholm” was born prior to 1755 – too old to be John Chisum Jr.  The 1807 deed shows that one of the John Chisums (Jr or Sr) had moved to Tennessee.  The 1809 and 1810 deeds show Gatewood Chisum (son of “Blind” John Chisum), William Riddle, and William Fisher who married another of “Blind” John Chisum’s daughters involved in the transactions in Rutherford County, NC.   1816 tax records show that “Blind” John Chisum is living in Madison County, Alabama – where he dies in 1829 – and his probate paperwork is found.  All this shows that the John Chism living in Lauren County, SC cannot be “Blind” John Chisum).

Summary: 1) “Blind” John Chisum’s son, John Chisum Jr, was married to a Mary Harris – not Delilah.  2) “Blind” John Chisum and his son John Chisum Jr were both living in Rutherford County, NC by 1804 when John Sr conveyed land to John Jr.  3) John Jr has moved to Jefferson County, TN by 1807 when he conveys his land in Spartanburg Co, SC to a John Amos. 4) John Sr moves to Madison Co, AL by 1816 according to Alabama Tax records – so neither can be the John Chism that continues to live in Laurens Co, SC and Union Co, SC records from 1816-1824.

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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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