South Carolina – Fairfield County – Chisholm Info

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Feb. 13, 1798. Deed. Arnoldus Vanderhorst and Thomas Waring Senior the son and gualified /Executor/ of the last will and Testament of John Vanderhorst, late of Charleston in the State of South Carolina, said Esquire Deceased, for L35 5s Sterling, to Daniel Brownlot No.6 near Town of Winnsborough containing 282 acres.
Signed: A. Vanderhorst, exr. Thos. Waring, exr.
wits: George Chisholm, Hoshiah Taylor
Recorded: Nov. 4, 1809 on oath of Joshia Taylor before W-Roach Q.U. in Book “T” pp. 11, 12, Fairfield Dist. SC.

1811 Oct 14 – William Chisolm to Samuel Johnston, bk V, p 62. Fairfield Co, SC
… from Samuel Johnston 250 dollars in full for an African negroe boy named Frank. Which negroe boy named Frank I will warrant and forever defend free from the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever. Witness my hand the day and date above written.
Signed: William Chisolm
In presence of John Barkley. (Recorded 24 June 1816)
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1824 June 19 – Thomas Chishom fr William Aiken, bk EE, p 355. Fairfield Co, SC
… I William Aiken of Charleston in the State afsd in consideration of 380 dollars paid to me by Thomas Chishom of Fairfield in the State afsd …. sell and release unto the said Thomas Chisom … land containing 95 acres … survey made by D R Coleman …. comprised of 3 different pieces …. a piece of 25 acres one of 64 acres and 6 acres of what is known by the Gibson survey of 40 acres … the whole is in Fairfield District bounded on the east by lands W Aiken on the N by lands R Neil and W Aiken on the W by lands of Parcher and on the S by lands of James _annah …
Signed: William Aiken.
WIt: D R Coleman, James B Mobley.
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1830 US Census Name: Thomas Chisholm
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 2
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
Year: 1830; Census Place: Fairfield, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 169; Page: 409; Family History Library Film: 0022503
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1830 US Census Name: James Chisholm
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Fairfield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 60 thru 69: 1
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: Fairfield, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 169; Page: 409; Family History Library Film: 0022503
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1831 Thomas Chisholm fr Jonathan Yongue, bk JJ, p 317. Fairfield Co, SC
… (Could not find book JJ online).

1829 Dec 10 – James Chisholm fr William Aiken, bk LL, p 95. Fairfield Co, SC
… I William Aiken of Charleson …. in consideraton of 114 dollars to me paid by James Chisom of Fairfield … sell and release unto the said James Chisom … land in Fairfield Dist adjoining Thomas Chisom and William Aiken being part of a tract granted to George Holsey …
Signed: William Aiken
Wit: William Stevenson, Thomas Chisom (Recorded Dec 16, 1833)
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1830 Nov 16 – James Chisholm fr Thomas Chisholm, bk LL, p 95. Fairfield Co, SC
… I Thomas Chisholm of Fairfield Dist … in consideration of the sum of 256 dollars to me paid by James Chisholm …. sell and release unto the afsd James Chisholm … land containing 64 acres … the place whereon he now lives, being part of a tract of land granted to George Holsey and conveyed to me by William Aiken of Charleston the 19th day of June 1824 … with other lands … beginning on a post oak corner on Robert Neil’s land … in the fork of the branch on Aiken’s land …. on Porchers survey now Robert Brice’s land …to a stake corner of lands claimed by Neil & Aiken … as may be seen by plat made by David R Coleman for Thomas & James Chisholm in March 1828 …
Signed: Thomas Chisam
WIt: Robert Free, D R Coleman (Recorded Dec 16, 1833)
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1833 Aug 13 – Thomas Chisholm fr Patrick Marrion, bk MM, p 23. Fairfield Co, SC
… I Patrick Marrion of the State and Dist afsd for and in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars … paid by Thomas Chishom of the State and Dist afsd … sell and release unto the said Thomas Chishom … land containing 72 acres whereon I now live situate on the waters of Hells Creek a branch of Little River and on a branch running through Robert Neils plantation and bounded on the SW by Henry Castle’s and Robert Neil, on the W&NE by Jonas Brice and Mathew Weir, and on the E by Samuel Banks …
Signed: Patrick Morrion.
Wit: David T Marrion, Jonathan Yongue
… Jane Marrion the wife … within named Patrick Marrion … relinquish unto the within named Thomas Chislom … her right and claim of dower … (Recorded Nov 13, 1835)
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1835 Nov 13 – Thomas Chisholm fr Hugh Barkley, bk MM, p. 181. Fairfield Co, SC
… I Hugh Barkley Sher of Fairfield Dist … by virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias … court … held for the Dist of Fairfield … the 3d day of Oct 1835 … suit of John L Yongue agt Robert Neil … sum of 141 dollars 10 cents … seized … lands and tenements of the said Robert Neal … containing 100 acres … bounded by land of Robert Brice on 2 sides and also land of James Chisolm and Thomas Chisolm … on the waters of Little River … purchased by Thomas Chisolm … for the sum of 50 dollars being the highest sum that was bidden …
Signed: Hugh Barkley, S.F.D.
Witness: William Jones, James B Barkley
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1836 Dec 4 – Thomas Chisholm to John Mobley, bk NN, p 64. Fairfield Co, SC
… I Thomas Chisom of Fairfield District … in consideration of the sum of 250 dollars … paid by John Mobley of the Dist and State afsd … sell and release unto the said John Mobley … land containing 27 acres, 25 acres of which being part of a tract conveyed to me by William Aiken of Charleston, and 2 acres conveyed to me by Robert Bell, situated on the waters of Little River and bounded on the E and S by lands of John Mobley and on the W by land of Robert Brice, and on the N by lands of the said Thomas Chisam and Robert Brice …
Signed: Thomas Chisam
Wit: James Chisolm, Mary W Mobley.
… Rachel Chisam the wife of the within named Thomas Chisam did this day appear … relinquish unto the within named John Mobley … all her right and claim of Dower … 21 Dec 1836 … Signed: Rachel Chisam.
(Recorded Nov 5, 1838)
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1844 Thomas Chisholm fr Samuel Brice, bk QQ, p 293

1856 Sept 22 – Thomas Cheslom estate, Letters of Administration. John C Chisolm, admin. Recorded in Book V, Vol 23, pg. 453. Fairfield County, South Carolina
… Disbursements show 4 children:
Ellen McQuiston
Elizabeth Strong
Mary Strong
John C Chisolm
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Miscellaneous probate records, 1780-1868; general index, 1780-1865. File 107, pkg 543
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Deeds
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1844 Sept 10 – Thomas Chisholm fr Samuel Brice, bk QQ, p 293. Fairfield Co, SC
… Samuel Brice of Fairfield Dist … consideration of 552 dollars … paid by Thomas Chisholm … sell and release unto Thomas Chisholm … land containing 46 acres … in said State and Dist on waters of Little River and bounded by lands of the said Samuel Brice and Thomas Chisholm and Mary Thompson … part of a grant to Hugh Youngue the 6th of December 1813 …
Signed: Samuel Brice
Wits: J Y Mills, James Chisholm
… Dorcas Brice the wife of Samuel Brice relinquished right of dower …
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1857 April 4 – Rachel Chisholm to John C Chisholm, bk VV, p 268. Fairfield Co, SC
Rachel Chisholm of Fairfield widow of Thomas Chisholm decd, William McQuiston and wife Ellen, James Strong and wife Mary, and Andrew Strong and wife Elizabeth of Chester Dist … heirs at law of the said Thomas Chisholm decd … in consideration of 1751 dollars and 50 cents paid in settlement of said estate by John C Chisholm of Fairfield Dist …. sell and release unto the said John C Chisholm 3 tracts of land containing …. one tract containing 124 and 1/2 acres …. on Samuel Brice’s line … Robert McBride and John A Brice land … with James Chisholm’s land … with Robert Brice’s land …. with Rachel Chisholm’s land … one tract containing 92 acres … on Robert Brice’s line … with WIlliam Stevenson land … with Samuel Brice’s land …. with Rachel Chisholm’s land .. other tract containing 6 acres bounded on N by lands of James Chisholm E by lands of John A Brice S by lands of John Mobley and W by lands of Robert Brice …. in all 221 and 1/2 acres … on waters of Little River in Fairfield Dist and State afsd …
Signed: Rachel Chisholm, W. McQuistan, Elen C McQuistan, James Strong, Mary Strong, And. Strong, Eliz Strong
Wit: James Boyd, John Jamison
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1857 April 4 – John C Chisholm etal to Rachel Chisholm, bk VV, p 270. Fairfield Co, SC
William McQuiston and wife Ellen, James Strong and wife Mary, Andrew Strong and wife Elizabeth all of Chester Dist … and John C Chisholm of Fairfield Dist …. heirs at law of Thomas Chisholm decd in consideration of 1500 dollars … paid by Rachel Chisholm of Fairfield Dist … widow of said Thomas Chisholm decd … sell and released unto the said Rachel Chisholm in the settlement of the Estate of the said Thomas Chisholm decd all that plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres … on the waters of Little River in Fairfield Dist … on Robert Brice’s line … with John C Chisholm’s land …. with Samuel Brice’s land …
Signed: William McQuiston, Eleaner C McQuiston, James Strong, Mary Strong, Andrew Strong, Elizabeth Strong, John C Chisholm
Wit: James Boyd, John Jamison
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1869 Oct 23 – J C Chisholm to John McLerkin, bk ZZ, p 38. Fairfield Co, SC
J C Chisolm of Fairfield Dist in consideration of 920 dollars… paid by John McLerkin … sell and release unto the said John McLerkin all that … land containing 92 acres … in said State and County on the waters of Little River and bouned by lands of Thomas Mitchell, Rev Boyce DD, John A Brice, Rachel Chisholm, and Nathaniel Dunbar … being part of the lands conveyed to me by the heirs at law of Thomas Chisholm decd on the 4th of April 1857 …
Signed: J C Chisholm
WIt: Nathaniel Dunbar, J R Sterling
Mrs Sarah M Chisolm the wife of … John C Chisolm …. relinquished her right of dower …
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1869 Oct 25 – Rachel Chisholm to John McLerkin, bk ZZ, p 39. Fairfield Co, SC
Rachel Chisholm of Fairfield County … in consideration of 1200 dollars … paid by John McLerkin of said County and State afsd … sell and release unto the said John McLerkin … land containing 100 acres … on the waters of Little River and bounded by lands of said John McLerkin (recently conveyed to him by John C Chisolm) John A Brice, J C Chisolm, and Nathaniel Dunbar … being a parcel of land conveyed to me by the heirs at law of Thomas Chisolm decd on the 4th of April 1857 …
Signed: Rachel Chisolm
Wit: Nathaniel Dunbar, J R Sterling
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1880 Sallie L Chisholm to Thomas Sterling, bk AG, p 387. Fairfield Co, SC

1881 Patrick Chisholm to J C Brice, bk AG, p 441. Fairfield Co, SC

1879 Robert G Chisholm to Frank Leitner, bk AH, p 350. Fairfield Co, SC

1888 Laurence N Chisholm to Eugene P Jervey, bk AM, p 306. Fairfield Co, SC

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RESEARCH TOOLS FOR FAIRFIELD CO, SC: 

Minutes of meetings and lists of members, 1794-1820
Authors: Little River Baptist Church (Fairfield County, South Carolina) (Main Author)
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Courts:

Court records, 1800-1903 ; index to court records, 1840-1882
Authors: South Carolina. Court of General Sessions (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
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1800-1803 starts here:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRD-B9MR-3?i=519&cat=50613

Equity court decrees (bills), 1807-1870
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
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Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR8-XS82-9?i=43&cat=437262

Execution books, 1807-1904
Authors: Fairfield County (South Carolina). Sheriff (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55590?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Fairfield County, South Carolina, records Book T
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Added Author)
Various records for years 1808-1813.
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Journal, 1802-1900
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Court of General Sessions (Fairfield County) (Added Author)
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Minute books, 1820-1871
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Fairfield County) (Added Author)
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Writ books, 1810-1913
Authors: Fairfield County (South Carolina). Sheriff (Main Author)
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Probate:

Guardian and trustee accounts, 1826-1868
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/52045?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Miscellaneous probate records, 1780-1868; general index, 1780-1865
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
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Estate records, 1787-1800
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Repository)
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(Available online)

Estate records, 1800-1847
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
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Fairfield County will book 1
Format: Journal Article
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2612999 (pt 1)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2610002 (pt 2)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2609914 (pt 3)

Fairfield County, South Carolina wills, 1773-1797
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Wood Thomas and Sydney Starr Furr
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Index to South Carolina wills
Format: Journal Article
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Inventories, appraisements, and sales, 1801-1868
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
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Journal, 1801-1869
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/54964?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research – v. 1-2 (1973-1974) – v. 1, no. 1 (winter 1973)
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The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research – v. 1-2 (1973-1974) – v. 1, no. 2 (spring 1973)
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The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research – v. 1-2 (1973-1974) – v. 1, no. 3 (summer 1973)
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Wills, 1785-1904
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Repository)
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Land and Property:

Deed records, 1785-1902
Authors: Fairfield County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance (Main Author)
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Plat books, 1785-1841
Authors: Camden District (South Carolina). Commissioner of Locations (Main Author)
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Record of estrays, 1788-1799
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
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