1781 Memucan Chisholm b. abt 1781 of Albemarle County, Virginia m. Alcey Rhodes

Memucan Chisholm b. abt 1781 of Albemarle County, Virginia m. Alcey Rhodes

Parents: 

Children:

  • Mary Elizabeth Chisholm 1828–1852
  • John Brice Chisholm 1829–
  • Lovenia Chisholm 1833–

Siblings: 

FACTS and SOURCES: 

1800 Personal property tax lists A. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of James Lewis in Albemarle Co, Va, St Anne’s Parish
William Chisholm and sons Memucan and Isham 3 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 6 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-634M?i=15&cat=775531

1801 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm & son Mucken – 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 5 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-63WV?i=57&cat=775531

1802 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm and son Mucken, 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 4 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Hugh Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
John R Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-63QM?i=104&cat=775531

1803 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisolm and son Mucken, 2 tithes, 4 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 2 horses
Isham Chisolm 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6S18?i=147&cat=775531

1804 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm and sons, Mucken and William – 3 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 2 blacks over 12, 2 horses
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Hugh Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
John R Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6ST2?i=189&cat=775531

1806 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm & son 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 tithe over 12, 2 horses
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Memucken Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Russel Chisholm 1 tithe
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1807 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Francis Taliafero’s District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm estate 0 tithes, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Memucken Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
William Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SGP?i=329&cat=775531

1812 Oct 3 – Isham Chisholm etc fr A Rowe, bk 33, p 118. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Anderson Rowe and Ann his wife of Albemarle County of the one part and Isham Chisholm and William Chisholm of the same County of the other part …. the said Anderson Rowe and Ann his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 400 dollars to them in hand paid by the said Isham and William Chisholm … assign forever one certain lott lying on the N side of the Main Street of Milton Number 16, bounded on one side by James Yearly and on the other side by Littleberry Priddy, being the house and lot the said A Rowe now occupies with all and singular the appertenances to have and to hold the said lott with its appertenance to the said Isham & William Chisholm … Signed: A Rowe, Ann Rowe
Wit: Jos Bernard, J B Proctor, Memucken Chisholm, Richard Johnson.
To James Old and John Watson Gent. Justices of Albemarle County … Anderson Rowe and Ann his wife by their certain indenture of bargain … bearing date the 3d of October 1812 have sold and conveyed unto Isham Chisholm and William Chisholm a certain lott lying on the N side of the Main Street of Milton, Number 16 and bounded as expressed in the annexed deed and whereas the said Ann Rowe cannot coveniently travel to our County Court of Albemarle, to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance. Therefore we do give unto you, or any two or more of you, power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Ann Rowe shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid …
… Albemarle County To Wit … Pursuant to the above commission … we did this day examin the within named Ann Rowe privily and apart from Anderson Rowe her husband … she acknowledged the same to be her act and deed declaring to us that she made the said acknowledgment freely …. this 10th day of October 1812. Signed: James Old, John Watson.
(Proved in Court for Albemarle County Court Sept 2, 1833).
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1817 May 27 – The Affidavit of Memuckin Chisholm in a suit in the County Court of Albemarle wherein John K Lyle is plaintiff and Hugh Petet is Defendant.
– Deposeth and saith – That some time in the year 1810 or 1811 This deponant hapened to be at Mrs Williamson in the County of Fluvannah where Mr Petet and Mr Lyle began to play cards, and seeing Lyle win Petet’s money so fast that this deponant asked Petet to walk out with him which he did, this deponant then told him that he had as well give Lyle his money as to play with him any more, as there was a large looking glass hanging immediately over Lyle’s head placed in such a manner as to discover every card Petet had in his hand.
That some one or two months after this, I was at Mrs Williamson’s again. Mr Petet came riding up and Richard Williamson brother in law to Lyle ask him to light was glad to see him as Mr Lyle had directed him to collect the money that Lyle had worked Mr Petet out off, nor did I ever hear Petet ask Lyle or Williamson to lend him any money at either of the times, I saw them together, and Petet left the house of Mrs Williamsons with me at both of these meetings.
Signed: Memucan Chisholm
Albemarle County to-wit:
The above taken and sworne to, in due form before me this 27 day of May 1817. John Watson.
1831 059 Pettit v Lyle. Chancery Court. Virginia Chancery Court Index. Albemarle County, Virginia
https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/ (NOTE: Memucan Chisholm testifies that Hugh Petet was getting cheated at cards by John K Lyle)

1830 US Census – Name: [Memucan Chisholm]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
Year: 1830; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 197; Page: 237; Family History Library Film: 0029676
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1837 July 11 – Isham Chisholm – Will bk 12, p 461. Albemarle County, Virginia
… I Isham Chisholm of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia … declare this to be my last will and testament …
… I give to my brother Memucen Chisholm the following property to wit: Judith, Lucy and Mann together with their increase to be left in the hands of my brother William Chisholm who I appoint as trustee for him during his natural life, then to be kept together by the above named trustee for the benefit of his Memucen Chisholm’s children untill the youngest shall become of age, then to be equally divided amongst them. I also give unto Memucan Chisholm all the bonds, executions of which I have paid for him.
… 2d, I wish the piece of land which I bought of Ned Hughs, it being my sister Elizabeths portion of this estate to be divided equally between her children.
… 3d, I give to my neice, Nancy Hughs a horse bridle and saddle to be taken out of my estate by my executor hereafter named and a negroe by called Jim a son of Dolly to have to hold and to do with as she may choose.
… 4th, I give to my brother William Chisholm all the remaining estate of every kind and description whatever which I may die in possession of to have to hold and do with as he may choose, namely my tract of land lying in the Ragged Mountains containing about 126 acres all my interest in this tract on which we now live not heretofore disposed off my interest in the negroes belonging to the estate of not to be divided until our mother’s death and my interest in Dolly and her Family (Jim excepted) it being 1/2 together with my intrest of the household and kitchen furniture. The farming utensils, stock of every kind and description it being 1/2 and my bonds and all debts which are now due to me or which ever may hereafter be due me.
… Inquire my executor William Chisholm to support our mother as we have heretofore done together not wishing her to want for anything and to support our niece Nancy Hughes in like manner as we have done heretofore so long as she remains single and live with him.
… Lastly I hereby appoint my brother William Chisholm as my sole executor and request that he shall give no security.
A witness whereof, I hereunto affix my hand and sel this 11th day of July 1837, in the present of
Signed: I Chisholm
Wit: A R Shefield, John R Chisholm, William Suttle.
1837 Aug 7 … At a Court held for Albemarle County 7th August 1837 an Instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Isham Chisholm decd was produced into court and proved by the oaths of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste Ja. Garnett, CC.
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1840 US Census – Name: [Memucan Chisholm]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
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: St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 549; Page: 137; Family History Library Film: 0029683
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1840 Jan 12 – Mary Chisholm – Ex a/c, bk 14, p 173-175. Albemarle County, Virginia
… The Estate of Mary Chisholm in Account with William Chisholm her Administrator
Jan 12, 1840 – To cash paid Tarlton Pace for crissing property – 2.50
Cash paid clerk’s fees – 3.00
cash paid J H Gilmer – attys fee – 5.00
cash paid R C Noel for advertising – 1.50
commission on 2500 amount receipts at 5 percent – $125.00
commissioners fee for settling this a/c – 3.00
balance due the estate this day – 2360.00
Nov 1, 1840 – Total: $2500.00
Aug 25, 1840 – By amt sale Priscilla and Betsy purchased by William Chisholm – 800.00
by amt sale Patience purchased by James Massie – 500
by amt sale Milley purchased by William H Massie – 600
by amt sale Lydia purchased by M Chisholm – 600
Total: $2500.00
1840 Nov 1 – by balance due the estate this day pr contra – $2360.00
By interest on same till date – $36.18
Pr & Int due estate 19th Feb 1841 – $2396.18
William Chisholm admr etc
— In A/C with James Massie and Mary his wife
1841 Feb 19 – to 1/6 of $2396.18 – bal on adm a/c this day – $399.36
— In A/C with Memucan Chisholm (Legatee)
1841 Feb 19 – to 1/6 of 2396.18 bal on admr a/c this day – $399.36
— In A/C with the six children of Elizabeth Hughes
1841 Feb 19 – to 1/6 of 2396.18 bal on admr a/c this day – $399.36
Commissioners office Feb 15th 1841
In obedience to the order of the County Court of Albemarle hereto annexed the undersigned commissioners has proceeded to settle the a/c of William Chisholm admr of Mary Chisholm decd and reports the foregoing as the resall of his investigation. The administrator prduced ample and satisfactory vouchers for each item of debit in the accounts and after allowing him the usual commission of 5 percent on his receipts, it is ascertained that the balance due from him to the estate on this day is 2396.18 acc which will more fully appear by reference to the account. The commissioner has also proceeded at the request of the administrator to state the legatee accounts. There were originally 6 legatees, to wit: Memucan, William, Brice, Isham, Mary wife of Massie, and Elizabeth wife of Hughes. The admr claims three interest in the estate: His own and those of Brice and Isham. He alleges that Brice transferred his interest to Isham by an instrument in writing, that Isham has since died and bequeathed it to him. Upon this hypotheses he is entitled to one half of the Estate.
Each of the other distributees is entitled to $399.36 as per distributee a/c’s Mr Hughes having died and left 6 children, each of her children is entitled to 1/6 of this sum or $66.56. The children of Elizabeth Hughes are said to be William H Hughes, Nancy Hughes, Polly Chiles, Susan Wheat, Patsy Barker, and Sally Hughes. All which is respectfully submitted.
Signed: Th. Wood, Commr.
At a Court held for Albemarle County 1st March 1841 this account and report was returned into court and ordered to be.
And at a Court held for said County 5th Aprl 1841.
No exceptions being filed thereto the same was ordered to be recorded. Teste: Ira Garrett, CC.
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1847 July 4 – John B Chisholm to R S Dudley, bk 45, p 283. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between John Rodes and other Plaintiff against John Chisholm and other defendants … decreed that Fontain M Wells be appointed a commisioner to all the negroes in the bill mentioned, “towit” Lydy and his two children Charles and Angelina at public auction to the highest bidder and divide the proceeds of said sale (after deducting therefrom and paying over to John Rodes admr of Memucen Chisholm a sum sufficient to pay the debts of said estate) equally among John Rodes, John Chisholm, and James Chisholm. And whereas John Chisholm one of the distributees being deisrous to dispose of and receive the benefit of his portion of the purchase money (the terms of the sale being on 6 months credit)
… Therefore this indenture made this 30th day of Sept 1847 between the said John Chisholm of the one part and Ralph S Dudley of the other part … John Chisholm … in consideration above mentioned and for the further consideration of 1 dollar … paid by the said Dudley … grant unto the said Dudley all his the said Chisholm’s right, title, claim, interest and demand in the proceeds of the sale afsd …
Signed: John B Chisholm
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1848 Feb 19 – John B Chiholm to W J Robertson, bk 46, p 15. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between John B Chisholm of the first part, William J Robertson of the second part and Ralph S Dudley of the third part, all of the County of Albemarle …. the said John B Chisholm is justly indebted to the said Ralph S Dudley in the sum of 750 dollars and by bond …. payable on or before the 19th day of February 1849 with legal interest thereon … which said sum and interest thereon the said John B Chisholm is desirous to secure … in consideration … of 1 dollar to him in hand paid by the said William J Robertson … to John B Chisholm … convey … unto the said William J Robertson … all the estate title interest and claim which he the said John B Chisholm has … in certain negro slaves and their increase …. said slaves were left by the will of Isham Chisholm deceased late of the County of Albemarle in the hands of a certain William Chisholm of said County, as trustee for a certain Memucan Chisholm of said County (who has since died) during his natural life. Then to be kept together by the said William Chisholm for the benefit of the said Memucan Chisholm’s children, until the youngest should become of age and then to be equally divided between the said Memucan Chisholm’s children, of whom the said John B Chisholm party to the first part to this indenture is one. … to have and hold the said estate, right, title, interest and claim to which the said John B Chisholm is entitled … to the slaves afsd and their present and future increase to him the said William J Robertson ….
…. nevertheless that the said William J Robertson … shall not interfere with the possession of the said slaves … until default be made in the payment of the said sum of 750 dollars with interest thereon as afsd …. but if the whole of the said debt and accruing interest shall be fully paid off and discharged on or before the said 19th day of February 1849 … then this indenture shall be void …
Signed: John B Chisholm
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1848 March 11 – Memucan Chishom’s heirs to William Chisholm, bk 46, p 88. Albemarle County, Virginia
… whereas Memucan Chisholm lately decd inherited from his father William Chisholm decd about 1/6 of the tract of land lying in Albemarle County adjoining the lands of George C Gilmer, Samuel P Mayo, and others being the same tract of land on which William Chisholm now resides containing about 525 acres …. whereas the said Memucan had died intestate by which his share of the said land has descended in equal shares and portions to his three children (John B Chisholm, Mary now the wife of John Rodes, and Lovenia Chisholm) and whereas the said John B Chisholm and John Rodes and Mary his wife have sold all their right, title, share and interest in said land descended to them as heirs of the said Memucan to William Chisholm. … in consideration of 55 dollars to each of them in hand paid by the said William Chisholm … the said John B Chisholm and Hardena his wife and John Rodes and Mary his wife have bargained, sold, and conveyed and by these presents do hereby bargain sell and convey to the said William Chisholm all their right, title, share, and interest in the land of Memucan Chisholm decd above described being 2/3 of the sahres of the said Memucan in the lands of his decd father, the said William to have and to hold the same with all the appurtenances thereto belonging to him the said William Chisholm …
Signed: John B Chisholm, John Rhodes, Hardena Chisholm, Mary Chisholm
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1850 Nov 1 – Chisholm to Massie, Deed of Trust. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between John B Chisholm of the first part and John Massie of the second part and William Chisholm of the third part … whereas the sd John B Chisholm justly owes the sd William Chisholm the sum of 1200 dollars due by bond dated the 15 Nov 1849 … debt the sd John B Chisholm wishes to secure the payment of this indenture therefore … in consideration fo the premises and the further consideration of 1 dollar in hand paid by the sd John Massie to the sd John B Chisholm … John B Chisholm … doth grant … unto the sd John Massie .. all his interest in his fathers estate (the late Memucan Chisholm) consisting of the following slaves to wit, Maria and her 5 children, Chaney, Pauline, Catherine, Billy and Lucy and her 4 children, Randolph, Sarah, Micajah and her infant girl, and Judy and their future increase … if the said John B Chisholm shall well and truly pay to the sd William Chisholm … the above mentioned debt … before the 15th of May next then this indenture to be null and void …
Signed: John B Chisholm
Wit: A Hancock, Francis Vasseur, Fantum M Wells.
Unrecorded deeds for future proofs, 1785-1896. Albemarle County, Virginia
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