William Chisholm Jr b. abt 1787 of Albemarle County, Virginia
- William Chisholm 1751-1807 m. Mary (MNU)
- None known
- Elizabeth Chisholm of Albemarle County, Virginia m. Edward Hughes
- Brice Chisholm b. abt 1776 of Albemarle County, Virginia m. Martha Carter Haslop
- Isham Chisholm b. abt. 1778 of Albemarle County, Virginia
- Memucan Chisholm b. abt 1781 of Albemarle County, Virginia m. Alcey Rhodes
- Mary Catherine Chisholm b. abt 1779 m. James Massie
- William Chisholm Jr b. abt 1787 of Albemarle County, Virginia
FACTS and SOURCES:
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
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
1807 Feb 2 – William Chisholm – Inventory – bk 4, p 257. Albemarle County, Virginia
In obedience to an order of the County Court of Albemarle made at the October term … we have provided to appraise the estate of William Chisholm deceased which is as follows at them of which our names are subscribed, viz:
(Stock, slaves, etc, itemized) –
At a court held for Albemarle County the 2d day of February 1807 this Inventory and Appraisment of the estate of William Chisholm decd was returned unto court and ordered to be recorded. Teste: John Nichols, CC. Signed: W Wood, William Bacon, Charles C. Lacy.
1810 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Francis Taliafero’s District, Parish of St Anns
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
Mary Chisholm 0 tithes, 2 blacks over 16
Memuken Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 black over 12, 1 horse
William Chisholm 1 tithe
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).
1820 US Census Albemarle, Va Name: William Chisholm
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Albemarle, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Slaves – Males – 14 thru 25: 3
Slaves – Females – 14 thru 25: 3
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 8
Free White Persons – Over 25: 4
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Page: 38; NARA Roll: M33_130; Image: 82
1836 Sept 1 – Isham Chisholm and William Chisholm to J Hurst, bk 37, p 325. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Isham Chisholm and William Chisholm of the one part and John Hurst of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars … paid by the said John Hurst … sell unto the said John Hurst … a certain lot of land in the Town of Milton designated in the plan of said Town as No. 16 containing 1/2 acre … with all the houses and improvements thereon …
Signed: I Chisholm, William Chisholm.
Wit: George C Gilmer, George Pace, N Geowinney
… acknowledged before me by I Chisholm and proved by the oath of George C Gilmer one of the witnesses thereto as to William Chisholm … further proved before me by the oath of Nicholas Geoninney another witness thereto as to William Chisholm … Teste: Ira Garrett, CC. 7th Oct 1839.
… The same was full proved before me by the oath of George Pace the other witness thereto as to William Chisholm and admitted to record. Teste, J T Ford, DC.
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.
1837 Sept 4 – Isham Chisholm – Inventory, bk 12, p 470. Albemarle County, Virginia
… being first duly sworn have this day appraised all the property exhibited to us by the administrator belonging to the estate of Isham Chisholme deceased and respectfully submit the following report:
(itemization of stock, slaves and other moveable items) … Total: $4337.73
One half of the above property belongs to William Chisholm the other half is the Estate of Isham Chisholme – $2168.87
Signed: Thomas Garland, Anderson R Shiflett, Thomas Jefferson
At a court held for Albemarle County, 4th September 1837 this inventory and appraisment of the Estate of John Chisholm decd (Note – appears to be transcribed as “John” instead of “Isham” by the clerk) – was returned and ordered to be recorded. Teste Ira Gannett, CC.
1840 US Census – Name: William Chisholm
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 4
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – 36 thru 54: 2
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 10
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 13
Year: 1840; Census Place: St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 549; Page: 136; Family History Library Film: 0029683
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
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.
1841 Feb 13 – William Chisholm fr N Hues, bk 38, p 395. Albemarle County, Virginia
… we Nicholas Barker and Patsy Barker wife … of the first part and ____ Hues and Sarah Hues of the County of Albemarle in consideration of 55 dollars … paid by William Chisholm …. unto the said William Chisholm all of our entire interest in a certain tract … situated in … (unreadable in copy online here) … lands of the late William Chisholm decd and … to which land we are entitle in right of our mother Hues formerly ____ Chisholm supposed to contain in the entire tract about 600 acres … entire interest in the above tract of land … we Archibald Barker and Patsy his wife, Nancy Hues, and Sarah Hues … and forever sell … all of our entire interest in said lands to the said William Chisholm and his heirs forever …
Signed: Archibald Barker, Martha Barker, Nancy Hues, Sarah Hues.
Wit: John R Chisholm, Aderson Geonanny, Benjamin Geonnanny.
… Thomas Garland and John Watson examined Patsy Barker wife of Archibald Barker … apart from her husband … Patsy Barker acknowledge … the same and that she wished not to retract it … Feb 27, 1841.
1842 Jan 3 – William Chisholm to J Hurst, bk 39, p 153. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between William Chisholm of the one part and James Hurt of the other part all of Albemarle Virginia … in consideration of the sum of 137 dollars … William Chisholm … sell unto the said James Hurst … land lying in the Raged Mountains and waters of Moores Creek in said County of Albemarle containing 126 acres adjoining the lands of Benjamin Moore, Elias Bragg and others (to be seen in a grant of this Commonewealth signed by Littleton W Tazewell, Governor of Virginia on the 30th July 1835 and being all the lands of which the late Isham Chisholm died seized and possessed – and the sd Chisholm do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said James Hurt and his heirs that he will forever warrant and defend a good and lawfull right and title …
Signed: William Chisholm
1842 March 7 – William Chisholm fr L J Hughes, bk 39, p 322. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Lilbourn Hughes of Albemarle County of the first part, Fontense M Wells of Fluvenna County of the second part, and William Chisholm of Albemarle County of the third part … said Lilbourn Hughes justly owes the said Fontaine M Wells the sum of 55 dollars …. payable on the 11th day of June next 1842 ….interest thereon from 7th of March next 1842 as his obligation to the said Fontaine M Wells … in consideration of … 1 dollar in hand paid by the said William Chisholm … he the said Lilbourn Hughes … convey unto the said William Chisholm … two feather beds bedstead and furniture including under beds one dozen cups and saucers one sell of knives and forks one dozen plates 6 dishes, 6 chairs …unto the said William Chisholm …
… if the said Lilbourn Hughes shall … pay to the said Fontaine Wells … 55 dollars with the interest thereon …. before the said 11th day of June 1842 and the costs of drawing and recording this deed then this indenture shall be null and void …
Signed: Lilbourn Hughes, William Chisholm
Wit: William Suttle, Benjamin Jenneny, Anderson Jenneny
1846 Feb 20 – Polly Childs deed to William Chisholm. Albemarle County, Virginia.
… I Polley Childs of the County of Albemarle in consideration of 30 dollars … paid by William Chisholm … convey unto William Chisholm … land situated and lying in the said County containing 15 acres … which is her entire share or intrest in the landed estate of her grandfather William Chisholm Dec’d) upon which the said William Chisholm now lives …
Signed: Polly Childs
Wit: G C Gilmer, James E Hughes, John Dudley
Unrecorded deeds for future proofs, 1785-1896. Albemarle County, Virginia
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
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
1849 March 2 – John B Chisholm to A B Magruder, bk 47, p 158. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between John B Chisholm of the first part, Allen B Magruder of the second part, and Ralph S Dudley of the third part. … the said Chisholm is justly indebted to said Dudley in the sum of 400 dollars due by bond dated 2d day of February 1849 and payable on demand . And the said Dudly is further liable to pay and expects to pay and discharge sundry sums of money ammounting in all to ____ between 150 and 200 dollars (the exact sum not now remembered) due by said Chisholm to sundry creditors in which said Dudley is is his surety in the … bonds given under the execution for said debts… all of which debts so due as afsd or to become due, the said Chisholm is willing and desirous to secure to said Dudley …. this Indenture further witnesseth that for and in consideration of 5 dollars in hand paid by the said Magruder to said Chisholm he the said …… Chisholm hath bargained sole and transfered and doth hereby bargain sell and convey unto the said Magruder … the following property to wit, one two horse wagon, three horses and the gear and all the right title and intrest of the said Chisholm in and to the slaves, between 12 & 16 in number bequeathed to said Chisholm in common with his sister Mary Elizabeth Rodes (late Mary Elizabeth Chisholm) wife of John Rodes and Lovenia Ann Chisholm, by the late Isham Chisholm. And now held under his will by his executor William Chisholm, agreeably to the provisions of said will.
To have and hold the said right title and interest (being one full third of the whole number) in and to the said negroes with the increase of the females thereof, and the said wagon and horses and gear unto the said Magruder and his heirs, free from the claims of said John B Chisholm and all persons claiming under him. In Trust, nevertheless that the said Magruder shall permit the said wagon and gear and horses and the said interest in the slaves afsd to remain in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said Chisholm ... under default be made in the payment of the said sums of money in any part thereof, provide however that if the same is any part thereof, shall remain due and unpaid to Dudlay in his assignee or of said Chisholm, the said Magruder, shall after having issued the time and place of sale at his discretion and given at least four weeks notice thereof in some appropriate way, expose to sale at public auction to the highest bidder for ready money the said wagon and gear and horses and the said interest in the slaves as aforesaid. And from the proceeds of such sale, after defraying the expenses of said sales including the fee for writing and recording this deed and the usual commission on the amount of sales, shall …. to said Dudley his heirs and assigns the said debts afsd or so much thereof as shall remain unpaid, and the balance if any, pay over to said John B Chisholm …
But if Chisholm shall pay and discharge the said debt with all interest and all proper costs and charges attending the same … before the said sale then this indenture to be void …
Signed: John B Chisholm, A B Magruder, R S Dudley
1850 US Census – Name: Russell Chisholm
Gender: Male, Age: 70, Birth Year: abt 1780
Birthplace: Virginia, Home in 1850: Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Farmer, Industry: Agriculture, Real Estate: 800
Line Number: 37, Dwelling Number: 1435, Family Number: 1435
Household Members Age
Russell Chisholm 70
Nancy Chisholm – 63
Hugh Chisholm – 27
Humphrey Chisholm – 25
William Chisholm – 22
Catherine Chisholm – 29
George Chisholm – 6
David Chisholm – 5
Nathan Chisholm – 4
Willie Chisholm – 0
Year: 1850; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 932; Page: 256a
1850 US Census – Name: William Chisolm
Birth Year: abt 1789
Home in 1850: Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Real Estate: 3000
Line Number: 4
Dwelling Number: 1443
Family Number: 1443
Household Members Age
William Chisolm 61
Nancy Hughes 45
Sally Hughes 25
Year: 1850; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 932; Page: 257a
1850 March 7 – John B Chisholm to A B Magruder, bk 48, p 284. Albemarle County, Virginia
… Wheras John B Chisholm is justly indebted to Thomas R Bailey in the following sums of money, that is to say, in the sum of about 55 dollars with interest and costs being amount of an execution against said Chisholm in favor of said Bailey in the further sum of 17 dollars and 91 cents due by note of hand with accruing interest in the further sum of 8 dollars and small items of account, and whereas said Bailey is bound as security for said Chisholm to William Cox in the sum of $34.25 which he said Bailey expects to be obliged to pay, and also as principal for the same to Alexander Garrett for rent to the amount of 80 dollars and whereas said Chisholm is indebted to George H Crank in the sum of 12 dollars with accruing interest due by account which said debts and liabilities said Chisholm is willing and desirous to secure and protect so that said Bailey and Crank shall not sustain any loss or injury thereby. Now this indenture made this 7 day of March 1850 between the said John B Chisholm of the first part, A B Magruder of the second, and Thomas R Bailey and George H Crank of the third part … that for and in consideration of the premises, and for the further consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid by said Magruder … he the said Chisholm … sell and convey unto said Magruder … the following property, to wit, all his said Chisholm’s right title and interest in and to the slaves, some 12 or 15 in number bequeathed to said Chisholm in common with his sisters Mary Elizabeth Rhodes (now wife of John Rhodes – formerly M E Chisholm) and Lovenia Ann Dudley wife of Fleming Dudley, formerly Lovenia A Chisholm, by the will of the late Isham Chisholm deceased, and which slaves are now held by the executor of said Will, William Chisholm pursuant to the provisions thereof, which said interest is 1/3 part thereof, and of the increase of the females thereof, as well as all his said John B’s share and interest in the horses and other proceeds of the said negroes, which may have accrued or may hereafter accrue while the same have been held by the said William Chisholm as executor prior to the division of said negroes at the full age of the youngest of the three legatees under the said will to have and to hold the said shares, rights and interest herein conveyed unto the said Magruder and his heirs free from the claims of the said Chisholm … In Trust nevertheless, that the said Magruder shall permit the said Chisholm to remain in the possession of said interest … until default be made in the payment of the debts …. in this deed recited … But, if the said Chisholm shall pay off the said debts with all the costs and charges fairly incident thereto, and the interest thereon, at any time before the day of sale … then this indenture to be void …
Signed: John B Chisholm, A B Magruder, Thomas R Bailey
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
1851 Aug 2 – William Chisholm fr John Rodes, bk 50, p 39. Albemarle County, Virginia
… Whereas the undersigned John Rodes by his intermarriage with Mary Chisholm acquire a claim to 1/3 of certain slaves bequeathed by Isham Chisholm to William Chisholm in trust for the purposes set forth in the Will of said Isham Chisholm which will is of record in the Clerks office of the County Court of Albemarle … whereas the said John Rodes has executed a deed of trust upon his alleged interest in said slaves for the benefit of William Cox, which is dated 4th March 1850 and is of record in the Clerks office afsd, John H Timberlake and John Cockran being trustees therin and the said John Rodes is moreover indebted to Benj Shepherd in the sum of $66.61 with interest … 1st Sept 1849 due … dated the 19 Jan 1850 to Andrew J Shepher in the sum of above 100 dollars due by bond to Calson B Craddock in about the sum of 100 dollars… To William Cox in about the sum of 400 dollars … To James W Mason of Scottsville in about the sum of 60 dollars due by bond … and whereas Mary Rodes the wife of the said John Rodes by her next friend John Bishop has instituted a suit in Chancery in the Circuit Court for the County of Albemarle for the purpose of obtaining a divorse from the bonds of matramony from her said husband and claiming moreover to be restored to her rights of property in the negroes aforesaid as these rights entitled prior to her marriage aforesaid … and there being uncertainty as to the result of said suit in respect of the property afsd, the parties have agreed to the compromise herein provided for the said John Rodes and his creditors … that a Court of Chancery might regard the claims of said Mary Rodes as prior and paramount to those of her husband and his creditors … and the said Mary Rodes and her friend consenting to the arrangement from a knowledge that … her claims might be postponed to those of the said creditors … this indenture and agreement made this 2d day of August 1851 between John Rodes of the first part, William Chisholm of the second part, and William Cox, Benjamin Shephard, Andrew J Shepherd, James W Mason, and Calving B Craddock of the third part. … for and in consideration of the premises and of the sum of 1 dollar in hand paid by the said William Chisholm to the said John Rodes … John Rodes doth … sell unto the said William Chisholm all his right, title and interest in and to the property bequeathed to Isham Chisholm as afsd to the said William Chisholm in trust afsd … however for the following purposes: The interest hereing conveyed being an undivided one the conveyance is not to affect the condition of the slaves until they are devisable according to the provisions of the Will of the said Isham Chisholm … time arrives the said William Chisholm is to procure a division of the slaves … as he may deem best and if they be divided in kind then after reasonable notice … he shall sell the slaves falling to his share as trustee under this deed … out of the proceeds … he shall appropriate 500 dollars to the payment of the debts herebefore recited … by a pro-rata distrubution of the said sum … (additional details in deed about whether this is a release, etc)…
Signed: John Rodes, William Chisholm, Benjamin Shelpherd, William Cox, James W Mason, Calvin B Craddock, A J Shepherd
1852 Sept 9 – William Chisholm fr T Wayt, bk 52, p 145. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Teryman Wayt of the one part and William Chisholm of the other both of the County of Albemarle in the State of Virginia … in consideration of 85 dollars the said Teryman Wayt doth grant unto the said William Chisholm with special warranty all the right title and interest of him the said Teryman Wayt in and to the real estate of William Chisholm deceased late of said County acquired by him the said Teryman Wayt by virtue of a deed executed to him by Frank Carr late Sheriff of Albemarle County bearing date on the 19th day of Feb 1849 and recorded in the office of said County on the same day and in the same year and to which reference can be had for the nature … of said right title and interest.
Signed: Teryman Wayt.
1854 June 5 – William Chisholm – Inventory, bk 24, p 130. Albemarle County, Virginia
… made on the 5th day of June 1854 … do make the following appraisement of the Personal Estate of the late William Chisholm
(list of negroes – Sam age 35, Banly age 20, David age 17, (Betsy age 25, Tom age 6, Louisa age 2 – one family), Silla age 65, Margaret age 16, Angelina age 8, Maty age 14).
(Household & Kitchen furniture – itemized)
(List of Horses and Stock – itemized)
(Tools – itemized)
Given under our hands this 8th day of July 1854: Ro. Hill Carter, Geo. C Gilmer, Robert Gentry, John O Massie, Exor.
(Recorded July 15, 1856)
1854 June 5 – William Chisholm – Will, bk 22, p 517. Albemarle County, Virginia
… I William Chisholm of the County of Albemarle … ordain this to be my last will and testament …
… 1. I give … to my niece Nancy Hughes my negro girle Margaret and her future increase …
… 2. I give … to my neice Sarah Hughes my negro girl Mary and her future increase .. .
… 3. I give … all my personal property of all kinds except my slaves to my said neices Nancy & Sarah jointly and equally in absolute estate with right of survivorship.
… 4. I give … to my said neices Nancy and Sarah Hughes all my slaves so long as the said Nancy and Sarah or either of them shall live and after their death to the three sons of James Massie my brother-in-law, to wit, William Henry Massie, John Massie, and James Massie to be equally divided between them.
… 5. I give … all my lands to my said neices Nancy and Sarah Hughes so long as they or either of them shall live with reversion in fee to three above named children of my brother-in-law James Massie, William Henry, John & James Massie.
… 6. I appoint as the executor of this my last will & testament my nephew John Massie of Albemarle.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 9th day of December 1846 …
Signed: William Chisholm
Wit: Frank G Ruffin, Th. J Randoph, B J Shepherd.
… At a Court held for Albemarle County 5th June 1854 this instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William Chisholm decd was this day produced into Court and proved by the oaths of Thos. J Randolph and Frank G Ruffin and ordered to be recorded. Teste, Ira Garrett, CC.
1854 Sept 26 – Hughes/Massie/Chisholm – Agreement, bk 24, p 25. Albemarle County, Virginia
… This agreement made and entered into this 26 day of Sept 1854 between John O Massie as Executor of the Last Will and Testament of William Chisholm decd in his own right, William H Massie and James T Massie of the first part, and Nancy T and Sarah T Hughes of the second part … John O Massie in his own right and as executor of William Chisholm decd, William H Massie, and James T Massie have agreed that the said Nancy and Sarah Hughes shall have and hold free from the claim or demand of the said John O Massie in his own right and as executor afsd and of the said William H & Jame T Massie and free from all claim or demand of creditors of the said William Chisholm dec’d, the following property … the negro woman Margarette and Mary, being the negroes specially bequeathed by said Chisholm to the sd Nancy and Sarah Hughes, also all the personal property of every kind …. by the said William Chisholm …. and the said John O Massie executor as afsd agrees to pay all the debts of the said William Chisholm decd, and in consideration of the premises the said Nancy and Sarah Hughes from their uncle William Chisholm, being the parts coming to the said Nancy and Sarah Hughes out of the Estate of their Grandmother Mary Chisholm, said amount to be ascertained by reference to a report of commissioner T Wood …. to be deducted from the half to be paid by the said Nancy and Sarah Hughes, the value of a horse saddle and bridle which was left to Nancy Hughes by her uncle Isham Chisholm and which was never paid to her. It is further agreed by and between the parties above named that the messrs Massie shall choose one person and the Missrs Hughes shall chose another, that these two shall choose a third, these three shall with the County surveyor come upon the Land which was occupied by William Chisholm decd and divide the same unto two equal portions, in value, that the Missrs Hughes shall have that portion upon which is situated the dwelling and out houses and they shall have a fair proportion of timberland, the part so assigned to Sarah and Nancy Hughes shall be theirs in fee simple and the Messrs Massie shall take presently the part taken allotted to them, so that instead of the Messrs Hughes taking a life estate in the whole land as under the Will of their uncle they are entitled to, they shall take a fee simple interest in one half and the said Messrs Massie instead of taking a remainder in the whole real estate shall take a present Estate in one half thereof. It is further agreed that the Report of the persons selected to divide the land together with the survey shall be recorded in the Clerks office of Albemarle County …
…. further agreed … shall divide the land shall also divide the negroes left to the Messrs Hughes for life and the Messrs Hughs shall take absolutely 1/2 thereof in value, which half shall embrace same and the negro woman Betsy and her two children, the other half shall be taken by the Messrs Massies. If the negroes cant be divided equally in value, then the division shall be as nearly equal as probible, and if the Messrs Hughes get the lot of the most value they shall in money make the Messrs Massie equal of if the share of the Massies shall be most valuealbe then they shall in money make the Missrs Hughes equal.
… The same Gentlemen who are to divide the land and negroes shall afix the value of the horse, saddle and bridle left the Miss Nancy Hughes by her uncle Isham and which value is to be deducted from the parts of the debt to be paid by Miss Nancy and Sarah Hughes.
… and as the heirs at law of the Catherine Massie and the heirs at law of Elizabeth Hughes own ___ each of the tract of land occupied by William Chisholm.
… It is further agreed amongst the said parties that the shares of Messrs Massie heirs shall be cut off on the corner of the tract known as Jones Tract and the Messrs Massie will save harmless the Missrs Hughes from all claim or claims of the heirs of the said Catherine Massie.
… It is also agreed that whatever interest is owned by the Missrs Hughes in the claim of the heirs at law of Elizabeth Hughes shall be cut off adjoining the land allotted to the Messrs Hughes.
… It is further agreed that the Messrs J T Bardsdale and Robert Richardson or either of them shall for the value of the negroes.
… Witness the following signatures and seals the day and year above written.
Signed: John O Massie, William H Massie, James T Massie, Nancy T Hughes, Sarah T Hughes
Wit to J O Massie & Nancy & Sarah Hughes: R T W Duke
Wit as to William H & James T Massie: James Massie
(Survey: Following page in book: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P7-9G6Q?i=16&cat=279536 ).
1854 Dec 16 – William Chisholm – Division, bk 24, p 22. Albemarle County, Virginia
… Whereas the late William Chisholm died seized and possessed of certain real estate in the County of Albemarle having devised the same to Sally T Hughes and Nancy T Hughes for life with remainder over to John O Massie and others and whereas by a written agreement entered into the 26 day of Sept 1854 between the said life tenants and remaindermen, it was agreed that the life tenants instead of a life interest in the whole estate should take a fee simple interest in a portion of it surrendering to the remaindermen an immediate interest and possession of the remainder of the tract according to the terms of the above … agreement. Now we the undersigned, two of whom were chosen by the parties and the third taken as umpire by virtue of the foregoing agree … proceeded on the 16 day of December 1854 to make a division and allotment of the lands belonging to the Estate of the said William Chisholm decd by the metes and bounds expressed in the plat hereto annexed which is to be considered attached to and forming a part of this report.
… To the Messrs Massie – Lot No. 1 – containing 98 acrres to which they were entitled as heirs and distributees of Catherine Massie decd who owned an undivided 1/6 part of the tract except in 91 acres purchased of G Gilmer
… To the Messrs Massie – Lot No 3 which with 2 roads and 28 perches lying at A in the annexed diagram contains 232 acres and 28 perches, which we assign to them as their portion of the estate under the foregoing agreement, embracing also 1/3 of 1/6 or 32 and 2/3 acres owned by John O Massie in his own right, but by consent connected with and constituting a party of the said 232 acres and 28 perches.
… To the Messrs Hughes – Lot No 2 containing 351 and 1/4 acres which embraces their portion of the estate of William Chisholm decd together with 5/6 of 1/6 or 83 and 1/3 acres owned in their own right but by consent attached to and forming a part of the said 351 and 1/4 acres.
Given under our hands this 16th day of December 1854.
Signed: W Timberlake, S A Hart, George C Gilmer.
(Survey: Following page in book: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P7-9G6Q?i=16&cat=279536 ).
(Recorded July 4, 1856)
1855 Feb 27 – William Chisholm fr L N Craddock, bk 53, p 385. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between William D Chisholm of the first part, Luther N Craddock of the second part, and Calvin B Craddock of the third part … the said William D Chisholm owes the said Calvin B Craddock sum of 175.35 dollars …. he wishes to secure the payment of. In Consideration of which and the further consideration of 5 dollars paid by the said Luther N Craddock to the said William D Chisholm … sell unto the said Luther N Craddock all of his right title and interest in a certain tract of land lying on the waters of Buck Island Creek containing about 165 acres … which said interest consists 1/3 of said it being the land conveyed by __ Gaines to John R Chisholm and his wife Nancy during their natural lives remainder to their children … to have and to hold the said interest unto the said Luther N Craddock … upon trust nevertheless with understanding that if the sd William D Chisholm shall pay off the said debt … on or before the 1st of October 1855 then it to be null and void …
Signed: William D Chisholm
Wit: S James Hart, John Craddock, William R Craddock
1856 Nov 28 – John B Chisholm to J R Bailey, bk 56, p 639. Albemarle County, Virginia
… I hereby transfer … set over to Thomas R Bailey all and every right, title, interest, claim and demand which I have or in any manner entitled to or can claim … against the late William Chisholm of the County of Albemarle now deceased and against the estate of said Chisholm … the said Bailey is to collect and receive whatever I may be entited to as above stated and after paying … the amount of my indebtedness to him … shall pay over the surplus if any there be to me …
And hereby appoint said Bailey my true and lawful attorney in fact …. to do for me and in my name all that I could myself lawfully do in recovery and collecting the said claim and demand … Signed: John B Chisholm
1858 Oct 23 – John B Chisholm to J Marr, bk 57, p 267. Albemarle County, Virginia
… I hereby transfer, assign and set over to Thomas Marr all and every right title, interest, claim and demand which I have …. on any accounts and in every manner whatsoever against the late William Chisholm of Albemarle deceased and against the estate of the said Chisholm …. The said Thomas Marr is to collect and receive whatever I may be entitled to as above stated and after paying thereout the amount of my indebtedness to him ….. shall pay over the surplus if any there shall be to me.
I hereby appoint Thomas Marr my true and lawful attorney in fact … authority to do for me … all that I could do myself in recovering and collecting the said claim …
The interest hereby conveyed is however subject to the debt due T R Bailey for the payment of which …. power of attorney for that purpose was made by me on the 28 November 1856 … Signed: John B Chisholm.