South Carolina – Laurens County – Chisholm Info

FamilySearch.org info regarding Laurens County, South Carolina: 

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Laurens_County,_South_Carolina_Genealogy

Laurens Co SC county map

Laurens Co SC county map

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Pages for Chisholm individuals:  

FACTS and SOURCES

1793 July 17 – Release (Deed). John Hunter, Esq., Attorney for Frederick Freasure of the city of Charleston to Angus Campbell, Esq, of Laurens County. Consideration 10 pounds. 250 acres in Craven County on a branch thereof called the Warrior Creek bounding SW on land of William Berry, vacant land and land laid out to Robert McCreery and James Chism, NE on William Sims’ land: said tract granted to William Williamson, Esqr, Apr 2, 1773, and conveyed by Williamson to Frederick Freasure.
Signed: John Hunter
Wit: Richard Pollard, James Crewsell. Proved by Richard Pollard before Joseph Downs JP, July 17, 1793.
Mense Conveyance E, 1793-1795. p. 23. Laurens County, SC
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1810 US Census Laurens, SC Name: Elijah Chisam
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 6
Year: 1810; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 245; Image: 00085; Family History Library Film: 0181420
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1812 June 4 – marriage of James Chism to Tempa Howell in Laurens Co, SC
War of 1812 Pension Application – James Chism – Laurens Co, SC – Monroe Co, MS (39 pages)
widow – Tempa Chism – maiden name Tempa Howell
married June 4, 1812 in Laurens Co, SC
Death of James Chism on March 18, 1866 in Monroe Co, MS
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1816 Sept 26 – Deed – Francis Sims to John Walker, both of Laurens Dist, SC. Consideration $250. 70 acres, a spring which Daniel South now uses being excepted. On waters of Reedy (p. 165) river bounding on lands of William Simmons, John Walker, Rebekah Elliott and Daniel South. Signed: Rrancis Sims. Wits: John Pringle, John Chism. Before William Ware, JQ. Jan 30, 1817. Dower relinquised Jan 30, 1817 by Elizabeth Sims. Recorded March 24, 1817. bk K 1812-1821 p. 164. Laurens, SC
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1817 Feb – Deed. John Chism to Philip Wait, both of Laurens Dist SC, consideration $300. 67 acres on waters of Walnut Creek … on the great road leading from Youngs Ferry on Saluda to Greenville, … James Clardys land … where said Wait now lives … Signed: John Chism. Wit: E Powell, Thos Rosamond, John Robertson. Before James Powell, JP. Nov 1817. Recorded Nov 18, 1817. bk K 1812-1821 p 191. Laurens, SC.
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1817 July 16 – Deed. William Cole to Philip Wait. both of Laurens Dist SC. Consideration 1000 dollars. 250 acres on Walnut Creek … on road leading ot the fish dam ford on Reedy River … at William South land … lands of Mary Howell … lands of William Howell … lands of James Clardy … Signed: William Cole. Wit: John Chism, John Wait. Bef James Powell, JP Jul 17 1817. Recorded Nov 18, 1817. bk K 1812-1821 p. 191 Laurens, SC.
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1818 Dec 9 – Deed. John Chism of Laurens Dist, SC to Robert P Delph of Abbeville Dist SC. … consideration of $462.50 … 92 and 1/2 acres branches of Saluda River … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Reuben Powell, Henry Delph. Before Wm Were, JP Dec 9, 1818. Dower relinquished Dec 9, 1818 by Delilah Chism wife of John Chism. Recorded Apr 13, 1819. bk K, p 244. Laurens, SC.
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1819 Feb 27 – Deed. John Chism of Laurens Dist SC to R P Delph of Abbeville Dist SC. consideration $195. 39 acres on waters of Reedy River … on the big road at lightwoods stake corner .. with D Wrights land … with Clardy’s land … on the Big Road … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Philip Wait, Benjamin T Tierce. Before James Powell JP Apr 13, 1819. Rec Apr 13, 1819. bk K, p 244. Laurens, SC.
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1819 Sep 27 – Deed. John Lee to Benjamin Teice both of Laurens Dist SC. Consideration $1000, 150 acres, on road leading from Greenville to Augusta joining … Robert P Delph … William Cainer …. Joseph ? … David Wright … Signed: John Lee. Wit: John Chisem, William Ware. Before William Ware, JQ, Sept 13, 1819. Recorded Apr 3, 1820. Bk K, p. 286. Laurens, SC.
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1820 US Census Laurens, SC Name: Ann Chism
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 1
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 1
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 2; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 13
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1820 US Census Laurens, SC Name: James Chism
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 18; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 45
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1820 US Census Laurens, SC Name: Elijah Chism
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 9
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 11
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 8; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 24
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1820 US Census Laurens, SC Name: Deliah Chisom
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 4
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 6; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 20
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1820 US Census Name: James Chism
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Laurens, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 3
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Laurens, South Carolina; Page: 19; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 46
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1824 Aug 2 – John Chism to David Wright, bk L, p 168. Laurens, SC
… I John Chism of the Dist afsd in consideration of the sum of 160 dollars … paid by David Wright of the Dist afsd … sell and deliver unto David Wright …land situate in the District afsd on the waters of Walnut Creek … corner of the Great Road … containing 40 acres … Signed: John Chism. Wit: Philip Waite, William Bolton, Joseph Wright. Recorded Aug 21, 1824.
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1836 May 28 – Marianne Chisolm etal to Patillo Farrow, bk N, p 143. Laurens, SC
… we Joseph Palmer, Elizabeth C Palmer, the wife of Joseph Palmer, Mariane Chisolm, and Martha Bonnease, all of the Dist and State afsd in consideration of the sum $1932 … paid by Pattillo Farrow of the District of Laurens and State afsd … release unto Pattillo … land containing 644 acres … 1/3 part of a tract of land granted to Peter Porcher the 17th day of Jan 1772 … for 1600 acres … resurvey in December 1820 found to contain 1932 acres butting … lands of Nehemiah Franks … on E by lands of Jacob Nabors and others and on the N by lands of Samuel Porcher and the estate of Thomas Porcher … Signed: Joseph Palmer, Elizabeth C Palmer, Marianne Chisolm, Martha Bonneau. Wit: Maham Palmer, L Matilda Palmer
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RESEARCH RESOURCES FOR LAURENS CO, SC:

Courts:

Execution books, 1809-1816, 1841-1867
Authors:
Laurens District (South Carolina). Sheriff (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/131386?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Abstracts of judgements and decrees, 1800-1880
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Laurens County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/11396?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Decree books, 1807-1868
Authors:
South Carolina. Court of Equity (Laurens District) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/24630?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Equity bills, 1800-1864
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Laurens District) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/476652?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Journal, 1800-1907
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Laurens County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/42443?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Journal, 1800-1908
Authors: South Carolina. Court of General Sessions (Laurens County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/11333?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Journal, 1807-1819
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Washington District) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/7310?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Justice book, 1783-1785; fees of register’s office, 1787
Statement of Responsibility: taken by Peter Horry
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/521280?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Pleadings and judgments, 1799-1809, 1840-1875
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Laurens County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/42023?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Abstract of deed record from MS record book in office of clerk of court, Laurens County
Authors: Owings, A. M. (Main Author)
Historical Records Survey (South Carolina) (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2522207
(Downloaded pt 1 and 2)

Abstracts of early records of Laurens County, South Carolina, 1785-1820 : with name index and Revolutionary War service
Statement of Responsibility: compiled by Sara M. Nash
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/89965?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Plats, 1806-1840
Authors: Laurens District (South Carolina). Surveyor (Main Author)
Laurens District (South Carolina). Commissioner of Locations (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/7973?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Real estate records, 1828-1868, 1873-1934
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/96466?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Probate:

Administrators, executors and guardians records, 1804-1917
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/130016?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Commissioners report of sales, 1825-1839
Authors:
South Carolina. Court of Equity (Laurens District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/7280?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Estate papers, 1800-1867; general index to estate papers, 1800-1931
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/73055?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Estate records and wills, 1788-1912
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/72226?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Guardians’ records, 1807-1868
Authors:
South Carolina. Court of Equity (Laurens District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/11317?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Inventories, appraisements and sales, 1825-1929
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/104825?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Laurens County, South Carolina will book C
Statement of Responsibility:
by Elizabeth Wood Thomas and Sydney Starr Furr
Authors:
Thomas, Elizabeth Wood (Main Author)
Furr, Sydney Starr (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/20021?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Laurens County, South Carolina will book D
Statement of Responsibility:
by Elizabeth Wood Thomas and Sydney Starr Furr
Authors:
Thomas, Elizabeth Wood (Main Author)
Furr, Sydney Starr (Added Author)
Covers the years 1799-1818.
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/129675?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Partial list from settlements, administrations, wills, etc., of Laurens County, South Carolina
Authors:
Daughters of the American Revolution. Kate Barry Chapter (South Carolina) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1761403?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Partitions of estates, 1803-1826
Authors:
South Carolina. Court of Equity (Laurens District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Laurens County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/6715?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Real estate records, 1828-1868, 1873-1934
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/96466?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

South Carolina, Laurens County, appraisals & inventories, 1788-1811
Authors:
Laurens County (S.C.). Court of Ordinary (Added Author)
Todd, Mary Farley (Added Author)
Phillips, Carry Mae (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2522198
(Downloaded)