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1788 James Chisholm in the U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898
Name: James Chisholm
Year: 1788
County: Madison
State: Alabama
Territory: Mississippi
Principal Meridian: Huntsville Meridian (Northern Part of Alabama)
Public Land Survey Township Plats, compiled 1789–1946, documenting the period 1785–1946. NARA microfilm publication T1234, 67 rolls. Records of the Bureau of Land Management, 1685–2006, Record Group 49. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
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1815 – Name: John Chisholm
State: AL
County: Madison County
Township: Tax List
Year: 1815
Database: AL 1810-1819 Tax Lists Index
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
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1815 May 10 – Name: John Chisolm
John Chisolm in the U.S., General Land Office Records, 1776-2015
Issue Date: 10 May 1815
Place: Madison, Alabama, USA
Meridian: Huntsville
Township: 002s
Range: 001E
Aliquots: SW¼
Section: 31
Accession Number: CV-0107-485
Document Number: 0
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1816 – Name: John Chisholm
State: AL
County: Madison County
Township: Alabama Territory
Year: 1816
Record Type: Resident’s List
Database: AL 1811-1819 Tax Lists Index
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
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1816 – Name: John Chisholm
State: AL
County: Madison County
Township: Mississippi Territorycensus
Year: 1816
Database: AL 1810-1819 Tax Lists Index
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
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1818 Sept 29 – Gatewood Chisholm and Margaret Chisholm to William Carroll, bk E, p 123. Madison County, Alabama
… between Ephriam Robertson admin and Gatewood Chisholm admr in right of his wife, and Margaret Chisholm late Margaret Robertson admx of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits … belonging to Richard Robertson decd … late of Madison County in the Alabama Territory of the one part and William Carroll of said County and Territory of the other part … Richard Robertson in his lifetime towit on the 6th day of June 1812 … in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars … paid by the said William Carroll … to be foid if the said Richard Robertson should convey to the said William Carroll … deed a certain tract of land in Madison County in Township No. 2, Range No. 2 west … in Section 6 and SW quarter beginning at the Mill pond … to the river … said William Carroll have petitioned … to compel the said Ephriam and Margaret admins and admx of said Richard Robertson decd to make him a title … and for the sum of 200 dollars paid as afsd by said William Carroll to the said Richard Robertson …
Signed: Ephriam Robinson admr, Gatewood Chisam admr, Margaret Chisam
Wit: Lemuel Mead, Charles Minor
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1820 July 28 – John and Esther Chisholm to John D Bibb, bk G, p 199. Madison County, Alabama
… between John Chisholm of the State of Tennessee and County of Maury of the one part and John D Bibb of the State of Alabama … of the other part… in consideration of the sum of 1600 dollars … paid to the said John Chisholm … convey unto the said John D Bibb … land situated and lying in the State of Alabama and County of Madison … the SW quarter of section 31 Township 2 Range 1 E of the Basis Meridian …
Signed: John Chisholm, Esther Chisholm
… Esther Chisholm … her free and voluntary signing a deed of conveyance with her husband John Chisholm to John D Bibb for 160 acres … examined in court in Maury County, Tennessee … that she did so voluntarily …
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1822 Dec 31 – ROBINSON, RICHARD deceased. Rent of estate. William Robinson, Margaret Chism, Simeon H.James and Thomas J.Stone hired slaves. Ephraim Robénson, administrator. Land in Section 12 Township 2 Range 5 West. Probate Record 2, page 436. Madison Co, AL.

1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: [William Chism]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Range 5, Madison, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 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: Range 5, Madison, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 4; Page: 153; Family History Library Film: 0002331
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1830 – in the 1830 United States Federal Census
Name: [William Chisom Junior]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Range 5, Madison, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
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: Range 5, Madison, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 4; Page: 153; Family History Library Film: 0002331
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1830 – Case No. 584 – John C. Chisolm (Chisholm)(Chisam) (Loose Paper file) – Estates. Madison County, Alabama
– Cover of folder lists heirs as:
Sarah Chisolm (widow)
Andrew Burntride
John Chisolm Jr
William Chisolm Sr
Isham Pullem
Alfred Morrow
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Slaves: Hannah (old woman), Dolly (girl)
… Administrator: Lazerous Vann
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State of Georgia, Butts County, Jackson}
We the Legatees of the State of Georgia of the Estate of John Chisam in Alabama decd do send our petition … the Orphan Court of Madison County … wish … sail (sale) of the negroes of the Estate of John Chisam decd as soon as the case will admit this the 21 Feb 1831.
Signed: Henry Hatly Legt, William Riddle Esqr.
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State of Tennessee, White County} April 9, 1832
We the heirs of John Chisam decd petition … Orphants Court of Madison County to sell … Estate belonging to John Chisam decd two negroes Hannah and Doll …. soon as the law directs …
Signed: John Chisam, Nancy Fisher.
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State of Alabama, Madison County} April 18, 1832
Leroy Chisum one of the heirs of John Chisom decd concur in the above petition for a division of said Esatate.
Signed: Leroy Chisom.
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Accounting: Shows payments to:
Andrew Burntside, heir – $55.00
The widow Sarah Chisam – $112.00
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State of Alabama, Madison County}
To the Honorable Judge of Madison County … we the heirs of John C Chism deceased … chose Lazareth Van to be the administer of the sd Estate … 14th of August 1830.
Signed: Alfred Morrow, William Chism Sr, Sarah Chism, John Chism Jr, Isham Pullem.
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1832 March 24 – State of Alabama, Madison County (Letter from Sarah Chisam, widow to the Court). (NOTE: This letter is likely why he has been called “Blind” John Chisam). 
… This is to show you that I have never had anything left to me to support on since my husbands deceised only what I have bought within myself.
I want you Judge Chatman or Richard B Purdurn to write to me so that I may know what to depend upon. I want what the law allows me and one that shortley as I am blind and cant attend to business.
I stand in great need of my part I have since the old negro woman and is living to myself.
My husband was blind for 25 years before he died and I think that I ought to have the ole negro woman and girl to wate on me as long as I live as my husband all ways told me that if I was a longer liver than him that the negroes should wate on me while I lived. Tho he died with out a will I want to know how long before Mr Lazrus Vann is obliged to settle with the Legitees. I consider myself very much neglected.
Be so good is to write to me on the subject for I am anxious to hear what can be don either for or against me. Yours with respect.
Signed: Sarah Chisam
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1830 August 24 – Inventory of Estate of John Chisam dec’d. Then came the appraisers before me William H Griffit an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County, George Russel, Isham H Fennel, and Benjamin Merrald and after being sworn to apprais the property of John Chisam deceased the following property, to wit:
… (Click link below to see list of items) …
I William H Griffitt an acting Justice of the Peace in an for the County of Madison and State of Alabama do hereby certify that Isham H Fennel, George Russel, and Benjamin Murald appraisors of John Chisam decd was duly sworn before me this 24 day of Augt 1830. Signed: William H Griffitt, JP
Appraisers: Isham H. Fennell, Benjamin Merrell, George Russell
… Lazarus Vann, admr of John Chisolm, swore that the foregoing contained a true and complete inventory of John Chisholm deceased … Signed: Lazarus Vann – 4th October 1830.
(Recorded on Dec 3, 1830) – Probate Book 5, p 226. Madison County, Alabama
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1830 Sept 24 – Sale of Estate of John Chisam decd. The list below is the articles sold and bought of Lazarous Vann admin of John Chism deceased at the residence of the said decedent – 24th day of Sept 1830.
Names of Purchasers: William H Griffett, James Johnson, Lazerous Vann, John Cage, Isham H Fennell, David Walker Jr, James Johnson, Andrew Burnsides, William Chism Jr, James Johnson, Sarah Chism, David Pullam, William Chism Jr, Francis TIdwell, Herrell Pullam, David Pullam x2, Isham Pullam x2, David Pullam, Jesse Upton, William Chism, M Bird, George Russell, William Chism Sr, William Chism, William H Griffitt x 2, Herrell Pullam, William H Griffitt, Andrew Burnside, John Walker, Sarah Chism x4, Jesse Upton, William Chisam, Sarah Chisam x 5, William Chisam Jr, Sarah Chisam x2, William Chisam Jr, Elijah Brown x2, George Morrow, William Chisam, William L Walker, William Chisam Jr, Elijah Brown x2, William Chisam Jr, Nelson T Philips, William Chisam Jr, David Pullam, James Johnson, Elijah Brown, Sally Chisam, William Chisam, Sarah Chisam, Andrew Burnside, Isham Pullam, William Chisam, David Pullam, William Chisam Jr, Sarah Chisam x3, Nelson T Philips, Andrew Burnsides, Sarah Chisam x4.
We the undersigned do certify that the above list of sale is a true statement, given under our hand this 24th day of Sept 1830. Signed: Johnson Harrison, Richard B Taylor.
Probate Book 5, pgs. 227-229. Madison County, Alabama
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1831 Aug 5 – John Chisolm decd Account of Sales.
Oct 22, 1830 then the following property of John Chism decd was sold at public auction by me as administrator of said Decedent’s Estate (Names of Purchasers listed):
Isaac Moore, William H Griffit, Jefferson Bean, Isaac Moore, William L Walker, Jefferson Bean, Lazarus Vann,
The above is a true copy of the original list. Given under my hand … as clerk this 22d Oct 1830.
Signed: Richard B Taylor.
… Lazarus Vann admr of the Estate of John Chisolm decd made oath of the Account of Sales on Aug 5, 1831. (Recorded on Aug 5, 1831)
Probate 5, pg 451. Madison County, Alabama
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1832 April 28 – John Chisholm’s Estate Commissioners Report.
State of Alabama, Madison County} Order from the … County Court … to divide the Estate of John Chism decd … to us by Lazarus Vann adm of said decedent … the undersigned commissioners cannot divide said Estate wihtout a sale of said property, there being two negroes and 9 heirs.
Signed: Johnson Harrison, William Allison, George Russell, Jason L Jordan, A Harison. (Recorded 9th of June 1832)
Probate Book 6, p. 18. Madison County, Alabama
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1832 July 2 – An Account of Sale of the Slaves belonging to the Estate of John Chisholm decd viz:
An old woman named Hannah – 3 dollars
Dolly – 351 dollars.
Lazarus Vann admr of the Estate of John Chisolm decd swears to the account … Signed: Lazarus Vann
(Recorded July 19, 1832)
Probate Book 6, p. 81. Madison County, Alabama
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1832 July 9 – The Estate of John Chisam In Account Current with Lazarus Vann admr.
… Sales of account on Sept 24, 1830, Oct 22, 1830, and sale of negros combined: $1157.94 plus $25 interest: $1182.94
Less amt paid to admr: $248.98 and 1/4 = $933.95 and 3/4
Names of people paid on notes/vouchers, etc: Leroy Chisam, Joshua Johnson, A R Barclay, Stephen Chinalt, D A Walker, Hugh W Harris, Tho. Brandon Clk, William B Smallwood, Elijah Brown, Richard B Taylor, Tho. Brandon Clk, Abner Vaughan, William Walker, M H Barrett, George Morrow, Leroy Chisam, Lazarus Vann, Sarah Chisam, John Chisam – Total amts paid: $248.98 and 1/4. Signed: Samuel Chapman (Recorded July 19, 1832)
Probate Book 6, p. 83. Madison County, Alabama
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1834 Sept 10 – Name: William Chisam
Land Office: Huntsville
Document Number: 340.5
Total Acres: 61.38
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 10 Sep 1834
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 N½NE HUNTSVILLE Yes 7S 2E 1
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1834 Sept 10 – Name: William Chisam
Issue Date: 10 Sep 1834
Place: Marshall, Alabama, USA
Land Office: Huntsville
Meridian: Huntsville
Township: 7-S
Range: 2-E
Section: 1
Accession Number: AL1260__.008
Document Number: 340.5
Original URL:  http://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=AL1260__.008&docClass=STA&sid=vmttoonv.0wr
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Marshall county map

Marshall county map adjacent to Madison

1835 Dec 20 – Name: Leroy Chisam
Spouse: Ann W Goode
Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1835
County: Madison
State: Alabama
Performed By Title: Justice of the Peace
Performed by Name: Edward Richards
Source Information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
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1840 US Census Name: Leroy Chisholm
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): South Half, Madison, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3
Year: 1840; Census Place: South Half, Madison, Alabama; Roll: 13; Page: 153; Family History Library Film: 0002335
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1842 Dec 17 – James Chism and wife Mariah to Robert L Clarke, bk T, p 601. Madison County, Alabama
… between James Chism and his wife Mariah Chism of the State of Arkansas and County of White of the one part and Robert S Clarke of the County of Madison and State of Alabama of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 64 dollars … confirm unto the said Robert S Clarke … land … in and to the NE quarter of Section 11 of Township 2 in Range 2 W of the Basis meridian … being 1/13th part of said quarter section of land reserving to Nancy Harris her dower, and the said James Chism and his wife Maria Chism doth hereby warrant and ever defend the title to the said land from the claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever unto him the said Robert L Clarke …
Signed: James Chism, Maria Chism
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1860 Jan 19 – William Chisam fr Hezekiah Tabor admr, bk CC, p 458. Madison County, Alabama
… between Hezekiah B Tabor admr of the estate of William B Tabor late of the County of Madison in the State of Alabama of the first part and William Chisam of the second part both of the County and State afsd … Hezekiah Tabor … petitioned court to sell as admr … the following tracts… Part B (west of Paint Rock River) of fractional section numbered 29 in TS 6 of Range 2 E … containing 100 acres and 25/100 of an acre … also the E half of the NW part of the same fractional section containing 40 acres and 10/100 of an acre (also lying W of Paint Rock River) … also the SW part (C) of the NE part of the same fractional section containing 57 acres and containing in the whole acording to the govt surveys 197 acres and 35/100 acres … the said William Chisam became the purchaser of the said above described tracts … sum of 651 dollars … having the highest and best and last bid …
Signed: H B Tabor, admr
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