Alabama – Pickens County – Chisholm Info

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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
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
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1821385:8058?tid=&pid=&queryId=2e01770ecafe77c759f7120a9630fa26&_phsrc=TDt82&_phstart=successSource

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
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
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1285029:8057?_phsrc=Zmn140&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chisholm&ml_rpos=13&queryId=462236ecca78e2aa1afbfaebad79579c

1849 Sept – Mortality Schedule: Name: Obediah Chism
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1790
Birth Place: South Carolina
Age: 59
Death Date: Sep 1849
Cause of Death: C
Census year: 1850
Census Place: South District, Pickens, Alabama, USA
Line: 18
Alabama State Department of Archives & History; Montgomery, Alabama; U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, Alabama, 1850-1880; Archive Roll Number: 2; Census Year: 1849; Census Place: South District, Pickens, Alabama; Page: 257
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/6527428:8756?ssrc=pt&tid=69705632&pid=322330996674

1867 Voter Registration Info:
Name: J M Chism
Race: White
County: Pickens, Election District: 22, Precinct: 02
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Voter Registration, 1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60968&h=249434&tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Zmn183&_phstart=successSource

1870 US Census – Name: J M Chism
Age in 1870: 35, Birth Date: abt 1835
Birthplace: Alabama
Dwelling Number: 1, Home in 1870: Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama
Race: White, Gender: Male
Post Office: Palmetto
Occupation: Farmer, Cannot Read: Yes, Cannot Write: Yes, Male Citizen Over 21: Yes
Personal Estate Value: 200. Real Estate Value: 125
Inferred Spouse: Rebecca J Chism
Inferred Children:
James W Chism
Asberry Chism
Julia A Chism
Catharine Chism
Household Members Age
J M Chism 35
Rebecca J Chism – 32
James W Chism – 10
Asberry Chism – 8
Julia A Chism – 5
Catharine Chism
Year: 1870; Census Place: Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama; Roll: M593_36; Page: 4A
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1876 marriage – Name: Lula Chisholm
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1876
Marriage Place: Henry, Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: Jack Ward
Film Number: 001288510
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1805-1967 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
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1880 US Census – Name: J. M. Chism
Age: 45, Birth Date: Abt 1835
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama, USA, Dwelling Number: 114
Race: White, Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Rhoda G. Chism
Father’s Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother’s Birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farming
Household Members Age Relationship
J. M. Chism 45 Self (Head)
Rhoda G. Chism – 44 Wife
James W. Chism – 20 Son
Asberry Chism – 19 Son
Julia A. Chism – 15 Daughter
Louisa C. Chism – 11 Daughter
Sarah E. Chism – 7 Daughter
Nancy M. Chism – 5 Daughter
Year: 1880; Census Place: Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama; Roll: 28; Page: 517A; Enumeration District: 094
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/6344289:6742

1880 Jan – Mortality Schedules:
Name: R A Chism
Gender: Female, Race: White, Marital Status: Single
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birth Place: Alabama, Age: 0
Death Date: Jan 1880
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Father Birth Place: Alabama
Mother Birth Place: Alabama
Census year: 1880, Census Place: District 3, Pickens, Alabama, USA
Enumeration District: 94, Line: 3
Alabama State Department of Archives & History; Montgomery, Alabama; U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, Alabama, 1850-1880; Archive Roll Number: 4; Census Year: 1880; Census Place: District 3, Pickens, Alabama; Page: 1
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/6550500:8756?tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&_phsrc=Zmn183&_phstart=successSource

1880 Jan 13 – Find A Grave Info:
Name: Rhoda A. Chism
Birth Date: 14 Aug 1879
Death Date: 13 Jan 1880
Cemetery: Old Mount Tabor Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Palmetto, Pickens County, Alabama, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Father: James Mitchell Chism
Mother: Rhoda Gay Chism
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65519377/rhoda-a.-chism

1880 June 16 – Name: J M Chism
Enumeration Date: 16 Jun 1880
Place: Beat 2, Pickens, Alabama, USA
Schedule Type: Agriculture
OS Page: 12
Line Number: 5
Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Beat 2, Pickens, Alabama; Archive Collection Number: M279; Roll: 27; Page: 12; Line: 5; Schedule Type: Agriculture
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1881 Oct 6 – Name: Julia Chism
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1881
Marriage Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: J. W. Sherrill
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60922&h=900194459&tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Zmn186&_phstart=successSource

1884 Nov 20 – Find A Grave Info:
Name: Rhoda Gay Chism
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 23 Jan 1836
Birth Place: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States of America
Death Date: 20 Nov 1884
Death Place: Pickens County, Alabama, United States of America
Cemetery: Old Mount Tabor Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Palmetto, Pickens County, Alabama, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: James Mitchell Chism
Children:
Tilman Asbury Chism
James William Chism
Julia Ann Sherrill
Rhoda A. Chism
Sarah India Sherrill
Nancy Marilla Babb
Katherine Louise Johnson
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114173414/rhoda-gay-chism

1886 Dec 17 – Name: L. C. Chism
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 17 Dec 1886
Marriage Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: J. L. Johnson
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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1886 Dec 28 – Name: Miss Kate Chism
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1886
Marriage Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: J. L. Johnson
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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1888 July 15 – marriage – Name: India Chisholm
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 15 Jul 1888
Marriage Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: L. M. Sherrill Jr.
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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1893 Dec 26 – Name: Nannie Chism
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1893
Marriage Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: J. F. Babb
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60922&h=900197034&tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Zmn186&_phstart=successSource

1899 Dec 8 – Find A Grave Info:
Name: Lena Dane Chism
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1899
Death Date: 29 Jan 1901
Cemetery: Old Mount Tabor Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Palmetto, Pickens County, Alabama, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Father: James William Chism
Mother: Lela Isabell Chism
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65519482/lena-dane-chism

1900 US Census – Name: James M Chism
Age: 65, Birth Date: Nov 1834
Birthplace: Alabama, USA. Home in 1900: Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama
Sheet Number: 6. Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 97.Family Number: 99
Race: White, Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head, Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Martha A Chism, Marriage Year: 1886. Years Married: 14
Father’s Birthplace: South Carolina, USA
Mother’s Birthplace: South Carolina, USA
Occupation: Preacher, Months Not Employed: 0
Can Read: Yes, Can Write: Yes, Can Speak English: Yes
House Owned or Rented: Own, Home Free or Mortgaged: F, Farm or House: F
Household Members Age Relationship
James M Chism 65 Head
Martha A Chism – 48 Wife
Roberta C Chism – 12 Daughter
Mary S Chism – 10 Daughter
Hiram B Jennings – 72 Uncle
James H Windham – 18 Hired Hand
Year: 1900; Census Place: Palmetto, Pickens, Alabama; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1240036
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1188364:7602

1900 US Census – Name: [Tillman A Chisem]
Age: 36. Birth Date: Dec 1863
Birthplace: Alabama, USA. Home in 1900: Gordo, Pickens, Alabama
House Number: 1. Sheet Number: 10
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 191 Family Number: 191
Race: White  Gender: Male, Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married, Spouse’s Name: Virginia A Chisem
Marriage Year: 1890, Years Married: 10
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama, USA
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama, USA
Occupation: Millman, Months Not Employed: 0
Can Read: Yes, Can Write: Yes, Can Speak English: Yes
House Owned or Rented: Rent, Farm or House: H
Household Members Age Relationship
Tilliman A Chisan 36 Head
Virginia A Chisem – 32 Wife
Earnest L Chisem – 8 Son
William F Chisem – 6 Son
Walter I Chisem – 7 Son
James R Chisim – 3 Son
Ray O Chisim – 1 Son
Year: 1900; Census Place: Gordo, Pickens, Alabama; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1240036
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1195983:7602

1903 Oct 9 – Name: J M. Chism
Gender: Male
Residence Place: Pickens County, Alabama
Probate Date: 9 Oct 1903
Probate Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Inferred Death Year: 1903
Individuals Listed Relationship
J M. Chism
Mallee Chism – Wife
Bertie Chism – Daughter
Mamie Chism – Daughter
Asbery Chism – Son
Wills, 1877-1954; Petitions, 1881-1927; Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Pickens County); Probate Place: Pickens, Alabama
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/9816102:8799

1903 Oct 9 – Name: J M Chism
Probate Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Inferred Death Place: Alabama, USA
Case Number: 348
Individuals Listed
J M Chism
(LOOSE PAPERS – 43 pages)
Probate Files, 1876-1919; Index, 1876-1953; Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Pickens County); Probate Place: Pickens, Alabama
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/4320946:8799?tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&_phsrc=Zmn186&_phstart=successSource

1904 Dec 26 – Find A Grave:
Name: Rev James Mitchell Chism
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Nov 1834
Birth Place: Alabama, United States of America
Death Date: 26 Feb 1904
Cemetery: Old Mount Tabor Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Palmetto, Pickens County, Alabama, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Father: Lewis David Chism
Mother: Betty Marilla Chism
Spouse: Rhoda Gay Chism
Children:
Tilman Asbury Chism
James William Chism
Julia Ann Sherrill
Rhoda A. Chism
Sarah India Sherrill
Nancy Marilla Babb
Katherine Louise Johnson
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65519293/james-mitchell-chism

1907 Dec 23 – Name: Murk Chism
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1907
Marriage Place: Pickens, Alabama, USA
Spouse: Nancy M. L. Hudgins
Ancestry.com. Alabama, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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1940 US Census – Name: William Chism
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Map of Home in 1940: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Street: Eleventh Street
House Number: 629
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Residence in 1935: Tuscaloosa
Sheet Number: 5A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 97
Occupation: Laborer
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 12
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 26
Income: 240
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members Age Relationship
William Chism 54 Head
Rosa B Chism – 53 Wife
Rosa M Chism – 24 Daughter
William O Chism – 19 Son
Milfort R Chism – 14 Son
Marion Pierce – 22 Daughter
Davis Hill Pierce – 1 Grandson
Year: 1940; Census Place: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Roll: m-t0627-00084; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 63-24
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/63847656:2442

1943 Jan 21 – Obituary – Name: Tillman A. Chism
Gender: Male
Residence Place: Pickens
Death Date: 16 Jan 1943
Death Place: Columbus
Burial Place: Lowndes Cuonty
Obituary Date: 21 Jan 1943
Obituary Place: Carrollton, Alabama, USA
Newspaper Title: Pickens County Herald and West Alabamian
Parents: J. M. Chism
Pickens County Herald and West Alabamian; Publication Date: 21 Jan 1943; Publication Place: Carrollton, Alabama, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/551943297/?article=7ca7e6cd-aca9-43a5-991f-ea2ac6cefe18&focus=0.34621736,0.29074582,0.48288602,0.43416983&xid=3355

1947 Feb 3 – in the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Name: John Percy Chism
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1929
Birth Place: Wilton Shelby, Alabama, USA
Residence Place: Reform, Pickens, Alabama, USA
Registration Date: 3 Feb 1947
Registration Place: Reform, Pickens, Alabama, USA
Employer: Student
Height: 6
Weight: 192
Complexion: Ruddy
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Next of Kin: John P Chism
Household Members Age Relationship
John Percy Chism 18 Self (Head)
John P Chism – Father
National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Alabama, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 50
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/11129720:2238?tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&_phsrc=Zmn186&_phstart=successSource

1997 Aug 11 – Death date: Name: Gertrude Obryant Chism
[Gertrude Obryant Watkins]
[Gertrude Obryant]
[Gertrude Rees]
[Gertrude Yaw]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Feb 1918
Birth Place: Gordo Picken, Alabama
[Gordo Pickin??, Alabama]
Death Date: 11 Aug 1997
Father:
Jessie L Obryant
Mother:
Ada L Carr
SSN: 245206612
Notes: Jul 1942: Name listed as GERTRUDE OBRYANT CHISM; Oct 1947: Name listed as GERTRUDE OBRYANT WATKINS; Feb 1953: Name listed as GERTRUDE OBRYANT; Oct 1953: Name listed as GERTRUDE OBRYANT REES; Oct 1957: Name listed as GERTRUDE OBRYANT YAW; Jul 1962: Name listed as GERTRUDE OBRYANT PERRY
Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/16515393:60901?tid=&pid=&queryId=3ce1452fbcb608c0b49b91c735eb045e&_phsrc=Zmn183&_phstart=successSource

2000 Nov 20 – Obituary – Name: Frank Orren Chisolm Sr.
Gender: Male
Death Age: 92
Birth Date: abt 1908
Residence Place: Pickens
Death Date: 20 Nov 2000
Death Place: Jackson
Burial Place: Lexington
Obituary Date: 30 Nov 2000
Obituary Place: Canton, Mississippi, USA
Newspaper Title: The Madison County Herald
Spouse: Lula
Child:
Reba Barlow
Myra McWhirt
Frank Chisolm
The Madison County Herald; Publication Date: 30 Nov 2000; Publication Place: Canton, Mississippi, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/183849523/?article=1c7366e7-f0bf-42a8-9170-5a25d68fb5b9&focus=0.20087945,0.44168457,0.35054862,0.6077338&xid=3355
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/625539565:61843?tid=&pid=&queryId=a694054c3131f2a872ddc6ab729f283a&_phsrc=Zmn187&_phstart=successSource