1766 William Chism/Chisholm b. abt. 1766 living in Union and Greenville Counties, SC m. Ann Praytor

William Chism/Chisholm b. abt. 1768 living in Union and Greenville Counties, SC m. Ann Praytor

Parents:

Children: (Working on this – trying to confirm which children are William’s and which are John’s – both in Tuscaloosa. This is not confirmed yet – but since William Chisum son of “Blind” John Chisum has been ruled out as possible parent of those listed below, this narrows down the possibilites to either William Chisholm/Chism of Union County, SC – or possibly the father of Middleton and Lewis is William Chishom Sr of Elbert County, Georgia (about 30-40 miles away). Middleton and Lewis are very likely sons of William Chism of Greenville Co, SC – but the bigger question is whether William Chism of Greenville Co, SC is son of Adam Chisholm of Union – Adam does have a son named William that is this same age and his records match, but there may have been a 2d William Chism/Chisholm in the area from Georgia or elsewhere – but none appear to be as close to this area as William Chisholm son of Adam Chisholm, and is why I currently “lean” towards him being the father of Middleton, Lewis, and possibly James).   

  • 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)
  • Middleton Chism b. abt 1800 (son of William Chism of Laurens Co, SC)
  • Lewis Chism b. abt 1805 (son of William Chism of Laurens Co, SC)

Siblings:

State and County Pages with Chisholm/Chism records:

FACTS and NOTES: 

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  (Note: William was possibly one of the 6 males living at his father Adam Chisholm’s homestead in 1790 – one of the 3 males over 16)
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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1790 May 11 – Esther Grindle to J Watson & A Chisholm p 98. Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… I Esther Grindle of the County of Pendleton … wife of John Grindle … quit claim …. my dower by my own voluntary act in a certain tract of land which my husband John Grindle sold to John Watson and Adam Chisholm and conveyed to them by lease and release …
Signed: Esther Grindle
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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?

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

1795 June 1 – William Chisholm v William Giles} Debt.
Dismissed at Defendant’s cost.
Minutes of the Court 1790-1796. p. 112. Union County, SC

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

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

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

1797 March 7 – Adam Chisholm & Watt Chisholm re Est of David Chisholm, bk E, p 31-33 Union Co, SC
State of South Carolina, Union County} 18 months after date I promise to pay unto William Chisholm, Obediah Trimier and John Henderson, executors of the Last Will and Testament of David Chisholm Deceased … the full and just sum of 138 pounds 11 shillings with lawful interest from the date if not punctually paid it being for value received by one for the secure payment of which I pledge oblige and make chargable all that plantation whereon I now live containing 80 acres … also the following negroes viz: one woman named Cate about 28 years of age, on lad named Lewis about 20 years of age, one girl named Clary about 4 years old, and one girl named Milley about 4 months old unto the said William Chisholm, Obediah Trimur and John Henderson … and the above mentioned 4 negroes for the secure payment of the afsd 138 pounds 11 shillings sterling …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandes, William Henderson, John Beckham Jr
By the oath of H Farnandes proven in open Court and recorded June 2, 1797.
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I do hereby acknowledge that I have received of John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm the sum of 75 pounds sterling of the estate of David Chisholm deceased and upon a final settlement if should appear that I have received more than my legacy, I hereby promise to return to the said John Henderson, Obediah Trimur and William Chisholm such ballance as may appear due from me to said estate.
Signed: Watt Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes
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1797 June 2 – Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union acknowledge myself indebted to John Henderson, Obediah Trimmer and William Chisholm executors of the estate of David Chisholm deceased in the sum of 55 pounds sterling to be levyed of my goods and chattles lands and tenaments if the said Adam Chisholm shall fail in the condition under written.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Nancy Chisholm daughter of the above named Adam Chisholm being now under age, did on the 4th of this instant purchase of the above executors one negro girl named Lucinda the property of the above estate at the price of 55 pounds no if the said Nancy Chisholm when she arives at the age of 18 years comply with the terms of sale and with the true intent and meaning thereof then the above obligation to be void as else to remain in full force in law.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandis, John Beckham
By the oath of Henry Farnandis and recorded the 2 June 1797.
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1797 March 6 – Adam Chisholm to Walter 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 Walter Chisholm one negroe boy named Ned, and one named Stephen …
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: Obadiah TrimmierWilliam Chisholm
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1797 March 6 – John Henderson & others to The.’s W Chisholm p 206 Misc Records. Union Co, SC.
… we John Henderson, Obediah Trimmier and William Chisholm … sold and delivered unto The’s W Chisholm one negro woman by the name of Fanny she being part of the property of the estate of David Chisholm decd …
Signed: John Henderson, Obediah TrimmierWilliam Chisholm
Wit: Henry Farnandes, William Henderson
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1797 Apr 3 – A Bill of Sale from Adam Chisholm to Watson Chisholm proved by William Chisholm & ordered to record.
Minutes of the Court 1796-1799. p. 25. Union County, SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Note: The 1800 US Census shows William Chism living in Greenville Co, SC – having married Ann Praytor. Middleton Praytor is listed near the bottom of the page as household 200. William Chism is listed near the top of the next page as household 211).

1800 US Census Greenville SC with Middleton Praytor household 200

1800 US Census Greenville SC with Middleton Praytor household 200

1800 US Census Greenville SC with William Chism household 211

1800 US Census Greenville SC with William Chism household 211

1800 US Census – Name [William Chism ]
Home in 1800 (City, County, State) Greenville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 3
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 4
Number of Household Members Over 25 1
Number of Household Members 6
Year: 1800; Census Place: Greenville, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 47; Page: 249; Image: 482; Family History Library Film: 181422
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1800 US Census Union, SC Name: Adam Chisholm
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Slaves: 6
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
Number of Household Members: 12
Year: 1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 243; Image: 480; Family History Library Film: 181425
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1800 US Census – Name [Joshua Cizzem ]
Home in 1800 (City, County, State)  Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 1
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15 2
Number of Slaves 2
Number of Household Members Under 16 4
Number of Household Members Over 25 1
Number of Household Members 7
Year: 1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 247; Image: 488; Family History Library Film: 181425
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1800 US Census – Name [Turner Cizzim ]
Home in 1800 (City, County, State) Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 2
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44 1
Number of Household Members Under 16 6
Number of Household Members Over 25 1
Number of Household Members 9
Year: 1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 246; Image: 487; Family History Library Film: 181425
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1800 US Census Union, SC Name: William Cissim
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members: 4
Year: 1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 246; Image: 487; Family History Library Film: 181425
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1800 Sept 24 – Theophilus Watson Chisolm, dec’d, William Chisholm, admr; Claiborn Clifton appraiser
… Ordinary’s Office, Richland District}
1800 Sept 24 – William Chisholm applied for letters of administration for the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm, late of Richland District, deceased.
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1800 Sept 26 – 1000 pound Bond posted by William Chisholm to administer the estate of Theophilus Watson Chisholm. Signed: William Chisholm, Lewis Dinkins, R A Waring.
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1800 Sept 26 – Letters of Admin issued – for William Chisholm admin of Theophilus Watson Chisholm late of this District deceased … Signed: Harris Turner, Edward Lawrence, Samuel Green, David Fleming & Claiborn Clifton.
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1800 Sept 26 – Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Theophilus W Chisholm decd.
2 negroes Fanny & child 450
One bay gelding w saddle & bridle 167.87
Wearing apparel 57.70
William Chisholm as admin.
Signed: Edward Laurence, Samuel Green, Claib. Clifton
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Appeared before me William Chisholm admr of Waltn T Chisholm decd and made oath that the within act. of monies recd and paid away is just and true. Signed: William Chisholm
Payments to following people: D E Dunlap, Simon Taylor, Thomas H Egan.
Paments recd from following people: Lewis Durkins, Benjamin Harrison, W Rogers,
Sworn before me the 16th March 1803. Sim. Taylor, Ordinary.
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Richland Co, SC. Box 5, Pkg # 119.
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1800 Nov Term – James Lancaster v Adam Chisholm & William Chisholm} Debt.
In this case the Court gave the following Decree “Let Plaintiff take Judgment for 38 dollars and 76 cents, and interest from the last January 1787 & costs.
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas 1800-1810. p. 27. Union County, SC

1802 Apr 28 – Farnandis, Henry, Plat For 3 Acres On Pacolet River, Union District, Surveyed By Richard Thomson.
People in this record: Adam Chisholm; Farnandis, Henry; Maberry, Jesse; Nott; Thomson, Richard
Places in this record: Pacolet River; Union District
Date: 4/28/1802. Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
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Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S213192 Volume: 0038 Page: 00695 Item: 001
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1802 Apr 28 Adam Chisholm adj Henry Farnandis in Union Co SC

1802 Apr 28 Adam Chisholm adj Henry Farnandis in Union Co SC

1807 Jan 24 – William Chisholm to William Eastward bk J, p. 117 Union Co, SC
… I William Chisholm of Union District in the State aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … paid by William Easterwood of the District and State aforesaid … sell and release unto the said William Easterwood all that tract of land originally granted to John Haile containing 289 acres … on Mill Creek … in Draper’s line … to a post oak Drapers corner …
Signed: William Chisholm
Wit: Adam Chisholm, Obadiah Chisholm
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(Note: Some time between 1807 and 1810 William Chisholm appears to have died. In 1810 his wife Ann Praytor Chisom  is listed as the head of household in Greenville County, SC. She has 5 males – assumed to be children – living in her home with her. She has 2 females besides herself living there as well.  The 1810 US Census had 3 males and 1 female. 2 of the males are under 10 in 1810, and 2 of the females are under 10 – which adds up to the same numbers as William Chism’s household in 1800 – as they had an additional 2 boys and 2 girls during the 10 year period between Census returns. 

On the same page as Ann Chism is Middleton Praytor’s listing). 

1810 US Census in Greenville Co SC with Ann Chism and Middleton Praytor

1810 US Census in Greenville Co SC with Ann Chism and Middleton Praytor

1810 US Census Greenville, SC Name: Ann Chisom
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Greenville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 8
Year: 1810; Census Place: Greenville, South Carolina; Roll: 62; Page: 515; Image: 00115; Family History Library Film: 0181421
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1812 Feb 21 – (Probate 1812 Sep 30) Will of Middleton Praytor.
I Middleton Praytor of Greenville Dist and State of South Carolina … make and publish this my last will and testament …
… Item. I give … unto my son William Praytor … land containing 100 acres … on a post oak John Middleton’s corner on a tract … laid out for George Salmon … with said Salmon’s line … to Chicoroa River … to the head of a hollow that leads to John Middletons still house branch …, one sorrel horse, bridle and saddle, also feathers for a bed and one red cow.
… Item. I give … unto my son Middleton Praytor … land … near the road leading to the muster ground … to the head of John Middletons still house branch …, also one young bay horse, saddle and bridle.
… Item. I give … unto my son John Praytor … my land including the plantation whereon I now live bounded by the two tracts … given as above by William Chisom and Joseph Cobbs and the Checharoa River … not to be at the disposal of my said son John Praytor until the death of my wife Martha Praytor as she has a life estate in the same.
… Item. I lend unto my beloved wife Martha Praytor during her life the balance of my personal property except my stud horse, black horse, and sorrel colt, and one horse colt called The Black Elk is to be given to Nasey Saxon for building a house for me or my family if he does the work … Signed: Middleton Praytor. Wit: George Salmon, John Young, William T Rodgers, George Cox.
Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S108093 Reel: 0013 Frame: 00095 Item: 000
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1812 Sept 30 Middleton Praytor last will with William Chisom mentioned in will p1

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

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

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

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

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

1817 October 17 – South Carolina, Union District}
By William Rice Ordinary of said District
Whereas Elijah Dawkins hath applied to me for Letters of Administration on all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm late of the district aforesaid, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary’s Court for the said District, to be holden at Union Court House on the 1st Monday of November next to shew cause, if any, why the said administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and in the Fortisecond year of American Independence.
Wm Rice, Ordy.
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1817 Nov 3 – Elijah Dawkins and Joseph Collins apply as administrators of Adam Chisholm’s estate and post a 4000 dollar bond to be paid to William Rice, ordinary in Union Co, SC.
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1817 Nov 3 – The Court orders admr Col. Elijah Dawkins admr of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm … To Messrs: Henry Farnandis, William Farnandis, Joseph Collins, Samuel Reid & James Laurence.
Return: That on the 18th day of November 1817 personally appeared before me William Henderson one of the justices of the peace … William Farnandis, James Laurence, Joseph Collins, Samuel Reed being 4 of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Adam Chisholm late of Union Dist decd … that they would make a just and true appraisement … of the said Adam Chisholm … and that they would returne the same certified under their hands, unto the said William Rice …
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1817 Nov 18 – A true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles and personal estate of Adam Chisholm late of Union District decd made by us whose names are here unto subscribed the 18th day of Nov 1817.
(Items includ hoggs, barrels, cattle, corn, blades, horses, augers and chisel, cleavers, axes, shears, plows, shovel, bull tong, weeding hoes, cutting box and knife, pots, ovens, skillets, sythes, cradles, pails, cotton wheel, hides, bushel of rye, kegs, chains, hoggshead containing rye, cotton patch fields, seed for cotton, feather bed bedstead and covering, quilt, flour and flour barrel, boxes and gun, sickles, chests, check reel, knife box, bunches spun cotton, tables, cupboard and furniture, setting chairs, claw hammer and candle mold, tin pans, flat iron, Negro man named Lewis, boy named Daniel, negro women Milly and child – Total $2724.00
Signed: Wm Farnandis, Jos Collins, Saml Reid, James Lawrence.
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1817 Nov 22 – On the petition of Col. Elijah Dawkins adm of the Estate & Effects of Adam Chisholm decd praying leave to sell the whole of the personal effects belonging to the Estate of said decd … ordered that he have leave to sell the whole of the personal effects belonging to the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd … Wm Rice, Ordy
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1818 Feb 10 – Sale of Estate of Adam Chisholm late of Union Dist decd sold on the 10th day of Feb 1818.
Filed March 2, 1818. William Rice, Ordy.
Purchasers included:
Elijah Dawkins (Note – Interestingly, the return shows Elijah Dawkins purchased all $3054.44 of the estate – no other buyers were listed listed. Nobody from the family, no other neighbors, no Farnandis family members – nobody else).
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1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril …
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1826 May 12 – E Dawkins is served with a copy of order for account of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate on May 12, 1826.
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
To E. Dawkins admn of sd Estate.
Paid:
Dawkins * Littleton note & interest: $458.00
Fernandis on a (note?): $37.7
Sundry Notes: $85.33
Amus Davis proven acct: $6.17
Amus Daivs admr of S Fergasen: $5.80
Wm. Fernandis: $148.89 and 3/4
Doctor Richards: $24.87 and 1/2
Ordinary: $9.60
Tax for 1817: $5.8
Saml recd making his coffin: $5.00
Total: $785.82 and 1/4
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Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
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John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
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Samuel Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
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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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1820 US Census Laurens, SC Name: Ann Chism
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 1
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 1
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 2; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 13
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1820 US Census Laurens, SC Name: Delilah Chisom
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 4
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 6; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 20
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1820 March 7 – Obediah Chisholm to Henry Fernandez bk Q, p 313 Union Co, SC
… I Obediah Chisholm of Union District and State aforesaid in consideration of 250 dollars to me in hand paid by Henry Farnandis of the District and State aforesaid … sell and release unto the said Henry Farnandis all my right and title to that tract of land whereon my Father Adam Chisholm decd formerly lived on Pacolet River …
Signed: Obadiah Chisholm
Wit: J H Farnandiz, Clabourn Lawrence
John H Farnandis appeared personally before me and made oath that he saw Obediah Chisholm sign and acknowledge the within deeds to Henry Farnandiz for the use and purpose within mentioned and that himself and Clabourn Lawrence. Feb 12, 1821.
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1822 April 26 – Mary Smith etal to John Jefferies, bk R, p 128 – 130 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith and John Smith planters of Union District and State aforesaid for and in consideration of 210 dollars … paid to us by John Jeffries Sr … sold and released unto the said John Jeffries Sr a certain parcel of tract of land it being the eighth part of a tract of land lying on Gilkey Creek containing 336 acres of land … with Stephen Neil’s line … on Jeffries own corner … it being a parcel of land deeded to Abraham Smith decd by Nathaniel Jeffries and others which above mentioned 8th part of said land and building we do warrant … understood that the said Mary Smith are to keep possession of the said 8th part of land enduring her natural life unless she thinks propert to relinquish her possession sooner ….
Signed: Mary Smith, John Smith
Wit: Amos Northos, Samuel Chisholm, Samuel Jeffries
Personally came Samuel Jeffries befor me the subscribing justice and made oath as the law directs and saith he saw Mary Smith the wife of Abraham Smith decd and John Smith sign and deliver … unto John Jeffries Sr … 4th day of May 1822.
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1822 April 26 – Mary Smith & John Humphries to John Jeffries Sr, bk R, pg. 130. Union, SC.
… I Mary Smith … & John Humphries … sold and released unto the said John Jeffries Sr …. land it being the 4th part of a tract of land lying on Gikys Creek containing 336 acres of land … with Stephen Neil’s line … it being a parcel of land deeded to Abraham Smith decd by Nathaniel Jeffries and others which above mentioned 4th of said land and buildings we do warrant …
Signed: Mary Smith, John Humphries
Wit: Amos Northrop, Samuel Chisholm, Samuel Jeffries.
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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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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

1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: Lewis Chism
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1 (Note: This is likely Ann Praytor Chism – living with her single son, Lewis – before he gets married)
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2
Year: 1830; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 3; Page: 298; Family History Library Film: 0002330  https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1018280:8058?tid=&pid=&queryId=b237139b8e388c61a0be7673ed1c51ac&_phsrc=Zmn24&_phstart=successSource

1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: [Middleton Chism]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
Year: 1830; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 3; Page: 300; Family History Library Film: 0002330
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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 (Note: It appears that Obediah Chisholm and Samuel Chisholm – brothers – are living on the same homestead in 1830 and 1840)
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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1833 Oct 24 – Lewis Chism m. Rilla Freeman, Oct 24, 1833; 24 Oct. by Rubin Dodson, JP. p 325. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama

1833 Oct 24 – Lewis Chisholm m. Rilla Freeman p. 28. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1840 US Census Name: [Ann Chisholm]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Females – 60 thru 69: 1
Total Free White Persons: 1
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 1
Year: 1840; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: 16; Page: 200; Family History Library Film: 0002335
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1840 US Census Name: [Lewis Chism]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
Year: 1840; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: 16; Page: 249; Family History Library Film: 0002335
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1840 US Census Name: [Middleton Chism]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
Year: 1840; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: 16; Page: 198; Family History Library Film: 0002335
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1840 US Census Name: Obediah Chesholm
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Pickens, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 2  (Note: It appears that Obediah Chisholm and Samuel Chisholm – brothers – are living on the same homestead in 1830 and 1840)
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
Year: 1840; Census Place: Pickens, Alabama; Roll: 12; Page: 320; Family History Library Film: 0002334
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1841 Dec 14 – Lewis Chism of Tuscaloosa Co, husband of lawful marriage of Betty Chism, who is one of the heirs of Caty Nolen Freeman, who inherited slaves under will of Henry Madox. Quit Claim deed to Nimrod Freeman. p. 257. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1841 Dec 14 – Henry Maddox of Abbeville District in the State of South Carolina by his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the 20th day of May 1806 did among other legacies therein contained give and bequeath unto his daughter Caty Nolen Freeman during her natural life his two negro girls Milly and Bet and after her death for them the said negro girls and their future increase to be equally divided among the bodily heirs lawfully begotten of the said Caty Nolen Freeman. No know ye that I Lewis Chism of the County of Tuscaloosa and State of Alabama the husband by lawful marriage of Betty Chism who is one of the lawful bodily heirs of the said Caty Nolen Freeman am by virtue of said marriage with my wife Betty entitled fully and in my own right after the death of the said Caty Nolen Freeman to an equal share with her other lawful bodily heirs in the two negro girls Milly and Bet afsd and their increase under the said last will and testament of Henry Maddox afsd and their increase under the said Last will and testament of Henry Maddox afsd. And that I the said Lewis Chism have this day for and in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars to me in hand paid by Nimrod Freeman of the County of Tuscaloosa and State of Alabama the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged released assigned confirmed … unto the said Nimrod Freemand … my right title … to the said Negro girls Milly and Bet and all their increase … Signed: Lewis Chism. Wit: Benjamin Whitfield, Halston S Whitfield.
Recorded August 3, 1843 …
Deed bk T, p. 257. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1850 US Census Name: Middleton Chisom
[Chism]
Gender: Male. Age: 50. Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: District 2, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: Agriculture
Cannot Read, Write: Yes
Line Number: 40
Dwelling Number: 400
Family Number: 400
Household Members Age
Middleton Chisom 50
Creacy Chisom 45
Elizabeth Chisom 22
William Chism 12
Eliza Chism 16
Lousa P Chism 12
Sarah Chism 9
Lucinda Chism 5
Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: 16; Page: 220b
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1850 US Census Name: Lewis Chism
Gender: Male
Age: 45, Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: District 2, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Occupation: Farmer, Industry: Agriculture, Real Estate: 100
Cannot Read, Write: Yes
Line Number: 1, Dwelling Number: 448, Family Number: 448
Household Members Age
Lewis Chism 45
Reller Chism 35
James M Chism 15
Nelley Chism 13
Ann K Chism 7
Elizabeth M Chism 5
Martha A Chism 2
Zachary Taylor Chism 0
Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: 16; Page: 224b
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1850 May 25 – … whereas John Hammer has become my security on a note given to Cram Robertson for a mare for 65 dollars due 25 day of December next and whereas I Mid Chism beign willing to secure the said John Hammer from loss or harm as such security. Now for and in consideration … of 1 dollar to me in hand paid by the said John Hamner …. sold unto the said John Hamner a certain sorrel mare (the possession of which is to remain with said Chism until default be made in the payment of said note) … if the said Mid Chism shall pay said note so that the said John Hamner suffer nothing thereby then the forgoing conveyance to be void … Signed: Middleton Chism. Test: Moses McGuire. Recorded 25 May 1850 …
Deed bk Y, p 79. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1855 to 1856 Lewis Chism fr E Anders Jr, Deed bk 3, p. 614 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1858 J M Chism to Leander Logan, Deed bk 5, p 170 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1858 Lewis Chism to Leander Logan, Deed bk 5, p 445 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
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1859 July 22 – Rilla Chism fr Moses McGuire, Deed bk 6, p 130 Tuscaloosa Co, AL. (index)
… between Moses McGuire of the first part and Rilla Chism wife of Lewis Chism of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 75 dollars … conveyed unto the said party of the second part … land lying in the County of Tuscaloosa … the SW quater of the SE quarter of section 78 Township 20 of Range 2 west containing 4 acres … Signed: Moses McGuire. Wit: E Anders Jr, John J Roberts.
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1859 Sept 22 – William M Chism m Adaline F Clements. (22) at residence of bride’s father. p. 39. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
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1859 Oct 11 – James M Chisholm m Rhody G South. residence of Elijah South. p. 39. Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
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1867 Jan 5 – Young Shirley deceased. J. M. Chism, administrator, filed vouchers for final settlement.
Page 595. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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1867 Jan 5 – Young Shirley deceased. J. M. Chism, administrator, filed vouchers for final settlement.
Page 595. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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