John Chisolm b. abt. 1779 of Elbert County, Georgia
- Jane “Jincey” Chisolm b. abt 1774 m. Levi Lyles
- William Chisolm b. abt. 1777 – d. 1849 in Montgomery Co, AL m. Elizabeth L Easter
- John Chisolm b. abt 1779
- Alexander Chisolm b. abt. 1781
- Andrew C. Chisolm b. abt. 1783 in Wilkes Co, Ga – d. bef. 1832. m. Ann W. King
FACTS and SOURCES:
1789 Jan 24 – William Chisolm’s last will and testament – Will book 2, p 24. Charlotte County, Virginia
… I William Chisholm of the County of Charlotte and State of Virginia …. do make and establish this to be my last Will & Testament …
… I give to my son William Chisolm my negro man Amos, whoe he now has in possession.
… I give to my son John Chislom’s children, Janesy, William, John, Alexander, and Andrew my negro man Jack.
… I give my daughter Margaret Davis the following negroes viz: Fann a woman, Tom a man, and Ned a man, which negroes she has now in possession.
… I give to my daughter Sarah the following negroes viz: Phillidia a woman and her increase whom she has now in possession, and Moses a man whom she is to have after the death of my wife Debrah.
… I give to my daughter Anna my negro woman Lucy the mother of my negro woman Fann, whom she is to have possession of after the death of my wife Debrah, but as the said negro is not equal in value with the portions of the rest of my children, I desire that the woman Lucy may be valued and the deficiency made up by the other legatees of this will, she is to be valued at the death of my wife.
… I give to my daughter Mary Easter 30 pounds to be laid out in buying a negro girl, which money is to be paid out of the money arising from the sale of the land sold Langston Bacon and John Petty. But if the said negro when purchased is found of less value than the portions of the other legatees of this Will I desire that she shall be made equal by the legatees of this will.
… I give to my wife Debrah during her life the following negroes, viz: Jack a man, Lucy his wife, and Nate a man and after the death of my wife its my will that the said negroes, Jack, Lucy & Nate shall be equally divided among my children, William, Margaret, Sarah, John Chisolm’s children, Jincey, William, John, Alexander, and Andrew, Anna my daughter, Mary Easter and Elizabeth Terrill.
… Lastly I do appoing my friend Edward Almond, executor of this my last Will & Testament as witness my hand & seal this 24 day of January 1789.
Signed: William Chisholm
In presence of John James, Burnley Callicott, Bartlett James.
At a court held for Charlotte County the 4 day of June 1792 this last will and testament of William Chisolm decd was presented in court and the same was proved by the oath of Burnley Callicott and Bartlett James and ordered to be recorded and Edward Almond the executor herein named renounced in open court the burthen of execution of the said will. Teste Thomas Read.
1793 June 9 – Levie Liles and wife v. The admns of John Chisolm decd. Wilkes Co, Georgia
… Petition of Levie Liles and Jane his wife … about the 13 day of Aug 1788 John Chisolm of the County of Wilkes, (the father of the wife of your petitioner) died intestate possessed of a considerable property consisting of negroes, norses, household furniture, debts outstanding etc to the amount of 600 pounds sterling leaving at the time of his decease the wife of your petitioner and several other children (Towit) William, John, Alexander &etc, as the heirs … after the decease of him the said John letters of admin were obtained by and grant to William Chisolm and Elisabeth Chisolm the widow of the said John (who has since been remarried to a certain Adam Willie) and since her said marriage is known by the name of Elisabeth Wilie… William Chisolm and Adam Wilie and Elisabeth his wife as admins … of the said John decd, did take into their possession the estate of him the said John … became liable to pay and apportion to your petitioner within a reasonable time … doth aver to be worth 200 pounds sterling … the said Adam & Elisabeth his wife and the said William notwithstanding …have not yet paid to your petitioner the said distributive share of the estate …
Wilkes County Court Records, ac. 1978-0528M, Georgia Archives. Record ID: 06-09-1793
1794 Feb 28 – John Chisolm v Robert Selfridge. Minutes, 1791-1806. p 42. Elbert County, Georgia
Case. The following Jury sworn to wit.
John Carson, Benjamin Brown, Lewis Mosely, Daniel Casey, L Fanin, Joshua Tinen, Thomas Owing, Pleasant Webb, James brown, William Graham, William Brawner, Joshua Cook, John Brown. We the jury find for the Plaintiff – 23 pounds 18 shilling. John Carson, foreman.
1804 Jan 20 – John Chisolm v Jeremiah Walker Minutes & Records 1804 to 1806. Elbert County, Georgia. p 25
… suit on a note … 49 dollars and 63 cents …
1804 Jan 21 – John Chisolm v William Allen, Minutes & Records 1804 to 1806. Elbert County, Georgia. p 106
… suit on a note for 31 dollars …
1815 Georgia US Property Tax Digest – Name: John Chisolm
District: Captain Carters
Place: Elbert, Georgia, USA
Ancestry.com. Georgia, U.S., Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1820 July 12 – Richard Easter decd, estate returns p. 387-390. Will Book 1816-1821. Elbert County, Georgia
1819 … pd William Chisolm & Co as per receipt no. 25 – 120.87.
1817 Apr 26 – Recd Elberton 26th April of John C Easter exr of Richard Easter decd 106 dollars 37 cents in full of principle also 14 dollars and 50 cents cost in full of the case John Chisolm v. William Chisolm & John C Easter extrs of Richard Easter decd which is receipted on the execution. Joshua Clark
1817 Apr 25 – Recd Elberton 25 April 1817 of John C Easter exr of Richard Easter Decd 15 dollars as a fee for attending in the case … Grinwell & Minton etal vs William Chisolm & Co in a sheriff report.
(NOTE: Many other entries – I just included Chisolm entries above)
John C Easter exr personally appeared and under oath made the return on the 12th of July 1820.
1821 March 14 – John Chisolm fr John Brownlett shf, bk S, p 118. Elbert County Deed and Mortgage Book S, 1820 – 1822
… between John Willis Sherff of said County of the one part and John Chisolm of the County and State afsd of the other part …. by virtue of a firei facias … execution issued … in the name of the Executors of Middleton Woods decd agt John Brablet … for the sum of 41 dollars … 26 day of Apr 1808 on the undivided 1/3 part of 250 acres of land … in the County afsd on the waters of Vans Creek granted Middleton Woods … adjoining lands of Ephraim Moss and others …. being the tract of land whereon John Ford died seized and possessed of … knocked off to the said John Chisolm for the sum of 20 dollars he being the highest and last bidder for the same …
Signed: John Willis, Sherr.
Wit: Joseph O Mason, John Croft, JP (Registered 22 Dec 1821)
1821 Nov 1 – John Chisholm to John Ford, bk S, p 119. Elbert County Deed and Mortgage Book S, 1820 – 1822
… between John Chisolm of the one part and John Ford of the other part both of the State and County afsd … in consideration of the sum of 125 dollars … confirm unto the said John Ford … land situate … in the County afsd … 1/3 part of 250 acres of land … on the waters of Vans Creek granted to Middleton Woods and adjoining lands of Middleton Woods and adjoining lands of Ephraim Moss and others it being the tract of land whereon the said John Ford now lives …
Signed: John Chisolm
Wit: James B Head, Moses Duncan, Thomas Hanes, JP. (Registered 22 Dec 1821)
1822 Dec 20 – John Chisholm to William Moss, bk U, p 66. Elbert County Deed and Mortgage Book U, 1824 – 1828
… between John Chisolm of the State and County of the one part and William Moss of Elbert County afsd of the other part … John Chisolm for and in consideration of the sum of 212 dollars … paid by the said William Moss … convey unto the said William Moss …. land containing 100 acres …. in the County of Elbert … on the waters of Beverdam Creek … to the old trading road thence down said road until it buts the old line thence along said line NE to pine corner thence on Lewis Gradys line …
Signed: John Chisolm
Wit: James Pailevent Jr, J Bludworth, JP (Recorded 18 July 1825)
1830 US Census – Name: [John Chisolm]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Newton, Georgia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 5
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 3
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 11
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 17
Year: 1830; Census Place: Newton, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 20; Page: 34; Family History Library Film: 0007040