Virginia – Albemarle County – Chisholm Info

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People related to this page:

  • David Chisholm Sr b. abt 1728 –
    • William Chisholm Sr – 1750-55 m. Mary
      • Elizabeth Chisholm 1774 m Edward Hughes in 1790
        • William R Hughes
        • Nancy Hughes
        • Polly Chiles
        • Susan Wheat
        • Patsy Hughes m Archibald Barker
        • Sarah Sally Hughes
      • Brice Chisholm 1776
      • Isham Chishom 1778
      • Memucken Chisholm 1780
        • John B Chisholm m. Hardena
        • Mary Chisholm m. John Rodes
        • Loverna Chisholm
      • Mary Catherine Chisholm 1782 m. James O Massie
        • William Henry Massie
        • John Massie
        • James Massie
      • William Chisholm 1788
  • Walter Chisholm Sr 1732
    • Hugh Chisholm 1772
    • Nimrod Chisholm 1776
    • John Russell Chisholm 1780

FACTS and SOURCES:

1759 May 12 – Land grant – Alexander Chisem, grantee.; Virginia. Colonial Land Office.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Albemarle County. Va. Description: 1759 May 12 Land grant Alexander Chisem, grantee … in consideration of the sum of 10 shillings … we have granted and confirmed … unto Alexander Chisem one certain tract or parcel of land containing 100 acres lying and being in the County of Alebemarle in the Rich Cove and bounded as followeth … on the side of a Mountain and running thence a new line S …to John Burner’s corner … with his line the same course continued … in Alexander Blain’s line and with his lines N … .
Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 229 (Reel 33-34). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01LVA_INST/altrmk/alma990007357660205756

1761 Oct 24 – Alexander Chisam to George Blane 122 acres, bk 3, p 131. Albemarle Co, Va
… between Alexander Chisam of the County of Amherst of the one part and George Blane of the County of Albemarle of the other part and both of the Colony of Virginia … whereas by one pattent …. bearing date the 12 day of May 1759 and a deed bearing date the 13th day of March 1755 … granted unto Alexander Chisam one certain tract or parcel of land containing 100 acres of land and one small tract of 22 acres joyning the afsd tract by virtue of a deed in record … both being in the County of Albemarle in the Rich Cove …. the said Alexander Chisam … in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds 10 shillings … paid by George Blene … sell unto the said George Blene … 122 acres of land bounded … at Lewis old line …. on Alexander Blene’s line …
Signed: Alexander Chisam
Wit: Alexander Blane, George Blene Jr, William Ross.
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1773 Folder #3 Order to arrest William Chism at suit of (torn) Spradling, for
trespass, dated 15 Sept. Albemarle County, Va. Court Papers 1744 to 1783

1782 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
No Chisholms

1783 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
No Chisholms

1784 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
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1785 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
No Chisholms

1786 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm 1 tithe
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1787 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm 1 tithes, 2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks under 16, 2 horses, 10 cattle
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1788 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm 3 tithes, 2 blacks above 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C39T-L?i=145&cat=775531

1789 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm 2 tithes, 2 blacks above 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C398-J?i=182&cat=775531

1789 William Chisholm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: William Chisholm
Gender: M (Male)
State: Virginia
County: Albemarle County
Town: St Anne’s Parish
Residence Year: 1790
Household Remarks: “Dates receiving lists from Individuals”: [May] 4; “No. of white Males abo. 16”: 2; “No. of Negroes abo. 16”: 2; “No. of Negroes Between 12 & 16”: 0; “No. of Horses”: 4; “Post Shais Wheels”: 0; “Pheat
Document: Personal Property Tax List, 1789, Book A [Virginia State Library]; Call Number: FHL Film 2024443; Page Number: 4; Family Number: 13
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1790 Dec 19 – Marriage of Edward Hughes to Elizabeth Chisholm in Albemarle Co, Va
Name: Elizabeth Chisholm
Spouse: Edward Hughes
Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1790
Marriage Location: Albemarle County, Virginia
Dodd, Jordan. Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
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1790 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm & son, 2 tithes, 2 blacks above 12, 6 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C39X-L?i=232&cat=775531

1791 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm and son 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 12, 6 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C3M1-X?i=280&cat=775531

1792 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm and son 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 12, 3 horses
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1793 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C3MJ-8?i=369&cat=775531

1794 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
No Chisholms listed

1795 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm and son, 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 12, 5 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C3M4-V?i=442&cat=775531

1795 Aug 5th – Brice Chisholm v Peter Johnston admr of Valentine Woods decd, Order Book 1793-1795. p 430. Albemarle County, Virginia
… motion of Deft by his attorney … ordered by the Court … the office judgment in this cause be set aside and the Deft by his atty saith that the said Valentine in his lifetime paid the Debt in the declaration metioned and this he is ready to verify, and the plaintiff relies generally and the said Deft further plea saith that the said Brice Chisholm aught not to have or maintain his said action thereof against him, because he saith that he hath fully administered all the goods and chattels which were of the said Valentine at the time of his death in his hands to be administered, and all that have come into his hands since the death of him the said Valentine and this he is ready to veify and the Plaintiff replies generally. Wherefore the trial of this issue is referred till the next Term.
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1796 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm sons Isham & Brice 3 tithes, 2 blacks over 12, 5 horses
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1797 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm and son Isham, 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS1L-X?i=508&cat=775531

1798 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm & son Isham, 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS1V-T?i=542&cat=775531

1799 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
William Chisholm & son 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 4 horses
Bryce Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS1C-3?i=581&cat=775531

1799 – William Chisholm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: William Chisholm
Gender: M (Male)
Remarks: “& Son” is written on the right side of his name.
State: Virginia
County: Albemarle County
Residence Year: 1800
Household Remarks: 1799, “No. of free males above 16”: 2; “No. of Blacks above 16”: 3; “No. of do.[blacks] between 12 & 16”: 1; Horses: 4; chariots: 0; “Pheatons”: 0.
Document: Personal Property Tax Lists, 1799, Part 1 [Virginia State Library]; Call Number: FHL Film 2024443; Page Number: 5; Family Number: 3
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1799 – William Chisholm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: William Chisholm
Gender: M (Male)
Remarks: “& Son” is written on the right side of his name.
State: Virginia
County: Albemarle County
Residence Year: 1800
Household Remarks: 1799, “No. of free males above 16”: 2; “No. of Blacks above 16”: 3; “No. of do.[blacks] between 12 & 16”: 1; Horses: 4; chariots: 0; “Pheatons”: 0.
Document: Personal Property Tax Lists, 1799, Part 1 [Virginia State Library]; Call Number: FHL Film 2024443; Page Number: 5; Family Number: 3
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1799 – Bryce Chisholm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: Bryce Chisholm
Gender: M (Male)
State: Virginia
County: Albemarle County
Residence Year: 1800
Household Remarks: 1799, “No. of free males above 16”: 1; “No. of Blacks above 16”: 0; “No. of do.[blacks] between 12 & 16”: 0; Horses: 1; “Ordinary Licences”: 0.
Document: Personal Property Tax Lists, 1799, Part 1 [Virginia State Library]; Call Number: FHL Film 2024443; Page Number: 6; Family Number: 8
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1800 Personal property tax lists A. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of James Lewis in Albemarle Co, Va, St Anne’s Parish
William Chisholm and sons Memucan and Isham 3 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 6 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-634M?i=15&cat=775531

1800 Personal property tax lists B. Albemarle County, Virginia
Within the Dist of Thomas Garth Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
Hugh Chisholm 2 tithes
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1801 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm & son Mucken – 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 5 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-63WV?i=57&cat=775531

1802 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm and son Mucken, 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 4 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Hugh Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
John R Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-63QM?i=104&cat=775531

1802 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Thomas Garth Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
Nimrod Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 black over 16
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-633N?i=124&cat=775531

1802 Dec 6 – Nimrod Chisholm to Peter Lott etc, bk 14, p 183. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Nimrod Chisholm of the first part, Hugh Chisholm of the second part and John Russell Chisholm and Peter Lott of the third part alll of the County of Albemarle …. the said Hugh Chisholm thath become bound as security of the said Nimrod Chisholm in sundry cases & it is the wish of the said Nimrod Chisholm to indemnify him the said Hugh Chisholm in such manner that he may not be injured thereby … the consideration afsd as well as for the further consideration of the sum of 1 dollar to him the said Nimrod Chisholm in hand paid by the said John Russell Chisholm and Peter Lott … he the sd Nimrod Chisholm … assign unto the sd Hugh Chisholm the following estate, to wit, one negro girl Sally, one black horse and one grey mare, two feather beds, and furniture, one bureau, 8 chairs, and 2 tables … unto the said John R Chisholm and Peter Lott … If the said Nimrod Chisholm shall fail at any time to … discharge the said Hugh Chisholm from all loss and damage which may accrue is likely to accrue to him from his being security to the said Nimrod Chisholm in any bond bill or note judgment or demand whatsoever now executed …. or which may hereafter be executed … at any time be rendered against the said Hugh Chisholm as security for the said Nimrod Chisholm whereby the property of the said Hugh Chisholm may be liable to be take in execution … sahll be lawfull for the said John Russell Chisholm and Peter Lott or the survivor of them to proceed to sell so much of the aforesaid estate and in such manner as they shall deem best for the interest of the said Nimrod Chisholm as will be sufficient to discharge the claim or demand … for which the said Hugh Chisholm shall be then liable as security aforesaid …
Signed: N Chisholm, Hugh Chisholm, John R Chisholm, Peter Lott.
(Proved in court Dec 6, 1802)
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1803 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisolm and son Mucken, 2 tithes, 4 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 2 horses
Isham Chisolm 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6S18?i=147&cat=775531

1803 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Thomas Garth Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
John Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 horses
Hugh Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SBB?i=168&cat=775531

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6ST2?i=189&cat=775531

1804 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Thomas Garth Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
John Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 3 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SY7?i=213&cat=775531

1805 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm & sons 3 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 2 horses
Hugh Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SRP?i=237&cat=775531

1805 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Thomas Garth Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
John Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 blacks over 16, 3 horses
Brice Chisholm 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SRF?i=256&cat=775531

1806 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
James Lewis’ District, Parish of St Anns
William Chisholm & son 2 tithes, 3 blacks over 16, 1 tithe over 12, 2 horses
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Memucken Chisholm 1 tithe, 1 horse
Russel Chisholm 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SRD?i=280&cat=775531

1806 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Joel Harris Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
John Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 blacks over 16, 1 black over 12, 4 horses
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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
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1807 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Joel Harris Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
(No Chisholms)

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.
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1809 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Francis Taliafero’s District, Parish of St Anns
Isham Chisholm 1 tithe, 2 blacks over 16, 1 horse
Mary Chisholm and sons 2 tithes, 2 blacks over 16, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SG8?i=374&cat=775531

1809 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Joel Harris Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
(No Chisholms)

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6SLN?i=421&cat=775531

1810 Personal property tax lists. Albemarle County, Virginia
Dist of Joel Harris Commr in Albemarle Co, Fredricksville Parrish
(No Chisholms listed)

1810 US Census Albemarle, Va Name: Isham Chisholm
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): St Anns, Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
Number of Household Members: 9
Year: 1810; Census Place: St Anns, Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 66; Page: 153; Image: 00167; Family History Library Film: 0181426
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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).
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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
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1820 US Census Albemarle, Va Name: Hugh Chisholm
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Males – 14 thru 25: 1
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Manufactures: 3
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 1
Total Slaves: 2
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle, Virginia; Page: 6; NARA Roll: M33_130; Image: 22
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1829 Nov 21 – Isham Chisholm to P B Tutt, bk 28, p 215. Albemarle County, Virginia
… Know all men by these presents that I Isham Chisholm of Albemarle County and State of Virginia for value received have bargained and sold to Peirce B Lott one negro boy of the name Sandy of the within description and I do hereby warrant the title of said negro to said Lott. Signed: I Chisholm
… We Noel Kerby and Reuben Bishop freeholders in the County afsd do hereby certify … that a male slave named Sandy aged about 23 years, about ___ feet ____ inches in height of a yellowish colour, having _____ was purchased from Isham Chisholm in the said County, that we have known said slave for several years, and that he has not within our knowledge been guilty or convicted of any crimes, but hath a good moral character and is not in the habbit of running away. Signed: Noel Kerby, Reuben Bishop.
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1830 US Census – Name: [Isham Chisholm]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 3
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 5
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 14
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 17
Year: 1830; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 197; Page: 237; Family History Library Film: 0029676
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1830 US Census – Name: [Memucan Chisholm]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
Year: 1830; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 197; Page: 237; Family History Library Film: 0029676
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1830 US Census – Name: John R Chisholm
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 2
Total Free Colored Persons: 3
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10
Year: 1830; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 197; Page: 237; Family History Library Film: 0029676
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1833 Dec 1 – Isham Chisholm fr W Chiles, bk 31, p 223. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Washington Chiles of the first part, Isham Chisholm of the second part and Elijah J Wheat of the third part. … Washington Chiles is justly indebted to the said Elijah J Wheat in the sum of 450 dollars to be paid on this 1st day of Dec 1833 as by a bond bearing date on the 1st of Dec 1833 …. in consideration of 1 dollar … to the said Chiles … paid by the said Chisholm … the said Washington Chiles hath given … sell unto the said Isham Chisholm … all his interest in certain slaves conveyed to his wife Mary Chiles by a deed of gift executed by Edward Hughes on the 10th day of January in the year 1827 and the present and future increase …. Chiles …. covenant, promise and agree to … the said Chisholm … that the said Chiles the interest in the afsd slaves and the present and future increase thereof unto the said Isham Chisholm … that said Chiles to remain in quiet and peaceable possession of said slaves until default be made in the payment of the said sum of 450 dollars either in the whole or in part … or the said Elijah J White shall request sell the interest of the said Chiles in said slaves to the highest bidder for ready money at public auction … Signed: W Chiles.
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1835 July 30 Land grant – Isham Chisholm, grantee.; Virginia. Land Office. Register.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Albemarle County. Va. Description: 126 acres on Ragged Mountain and Moores Creek waters.
Source: Land Office Grants No. 84, 1834-1836, p. 331 (Reel 150). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Land titles —
Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Virginia. Land Office. Register. Library of Virginia. Archives.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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1840 US Census – Name: J R Chisholm
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
Year: 1840; Census Place: St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 549; Page: 136; Family History Library Film: 0029683
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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
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1840 US Census – Name: [Memucan Chisholm]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
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: St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 549; Page: 137; Family History Library Film: 0029683
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1840 Jan 6 – Mary Chisholm – Inventory, bk 13, p 360. Albemarle County, Virginia
… This day appraised before me Isaiah Stout, John S Amiss, and Thomas Jefferson beign first duly sworn proceeded to appraise the Estate of Mary Chisholme decd agreeable to an Order of Court for the county of Albemarle given under my hand this 3d day of Jan 1840. Signed: Thomas Garland, JP
… At a Court held for Albemarle County 6 January 1840 this inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Mary Chisholme decd was returned and ordered to be recorded. Teste: Ira Garrett, CC.
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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
Total: $2500.00
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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1847 July 4 – John B Chisholm to R S Dudley, bk 45, p 283. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between John Rodes and other Plaintiff against John Chisholm and other defendants … decreed that Fontain M Wells be appointed a commisioner to all the negroes in the bill mentioned, “towit” Lydy and his two children Charles and Angelina at public auction to the highest bidder and divide the proceeds of said sale (after deducting therefrom and paying over to John Rodes admr of Memucen Chisholm a sum sufficient to pay the debts of said estate) equally among John Rodes, John Chisholm, and James Chisholm. And whereas John Chisholm one of the distributees being deisrous to dispose of and receive the benefit of his portion of the purchase money (the terms of the sale being on 6 months credit)
… Therefore this indenture made this 30th day of Sept 1847 between the said John Chisholm of the one part and Ralph S Dudley of the other part … John Chisholm … in consideration above mentioned and for the further consideration of 1 dollar … paid by the said Dudley … grant unto the said Dudley all his the said Chisholm’s right, title, claim, interest and demand in the proceeds of the sale afsd …
Signed: John B Chisholm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1850 US Census – Name: William Chisolm
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Birth Year: abt 1789
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: Agriculture
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
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1850 US Census – Name: John Chisholm
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Line Number: 12
Dwelling Number: 1383
Family Number: 1383
Household Members Age
Thomas Marrs 54
John Chisholm 24
Ardeina Chisholm 18
Sarah Chisholm 2
William Chisholm 1
Gaswell Marrs 28
Mariah Marrs 27
Henry Marrs 6
Mary Marrs 11
Thomas Marrs 2
Gaswell Marrs 1
Year: 1850; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 932; Page: 253a
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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
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1849 Dec 24 – Humphrey Chisholm to E J Timberlake, bk 48, p 304. Albemarle County, Virginia
… Whereas Humphrey Chisholm is justly indebted to Andrew J Shepperd in the sum of 41 dollars and 9 cents due by bond bearing date the 24 day of December 1849 and payable on the 1st day of January 1851 and whereas it is probable that the said Chisholm may purchase from the store of said Shepherd goods and commodities for his use and comfort and whereas the said Chisholm is anxious and desirous to secure to the said Shepherd the payment of the said bond as well as payment for any goods he may hereafter purchase of him. Now then this indenture witnesses that the said Humphrey Chisholm for and in consideration of the premises and for the further consideration of 1 dollar to him in hand paid by Edward J Timberlake …. sell and convey to the said Edward J Timberlake … the said H Chisholm’s interest right title and claim in and to the tract of land lying in the County of Albemarle adjoining Baley’s estate, bequeathed by Humphrey Gaines to my mother Nancy, the daughter of said Humphrey for life, remainder to her children in fee simple, my interest in said land being 1/3 of the same said tract described in sd will as containing 165 acres more or less …. to him the said Edward J Timberlake and his heirs forever. In Trust nevertheless … that in case he the said Humphrey Chisholm shall fail to pay the said A J Shepherd the amount of said bond and interest by the 1st day of January 1851 … to the said A J Shepherd … then the said Timberlake … shall proceed to sell the said interest of the said Humphrey Chisholm … proceeds of such sale shall first pay the expense of such sale … pay to the said Andrew J Shepherd … whatever may be due on the bond … whatever may be due him for good bought after the date of this deed … and the balance if any shall return to said Humphrey Chisholm … But hsould the said Chisholm fully pay off and discharge the said bond to the said Shepherd …. then this indenture shall be void … this 24th day of December 1849.
Signed: Humphrey Chisholm
Wit: H Shepherd, F M Pugh, R P Henderson
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1850 April 1 – John B Chisholm to A B Magruder, bk 48, p 337. Albemarle County, Virginia
… Report of certain personal property conveyed by John B Chisholm to A B Magruder trustee.
… The undersigned as trustee appointed by a deed of trust executed by John B Chisholm for the benefit of R S Dudley, dated 2d March 1849 and duly recorded … proceeded pursuant to previous notice and in accordance with the provisions of said deed to expose to sale at public auction on 30 March 1850 the following personal property mentioned therein (towit) one two horse and gear … Thomas R Bailey the highest bidder for the sum of $28.50. One sorrel horse to T R Bailey for $57.00 and one roan horse to John Harris for $60.00 … in gross $145.50 … purchases giving negotiable notes well endorsed, Thomas R Bailey (in compliance with these terms) gave to the Trustee his negotiable note … with James A Watson as endorser for the sum of $85.50 which the Trustee retains and James Harris the other purchaser paid in cash to the trustee the amount of his purchase being $60.00 from the cash payment the trustee has deducted the costs and charges of sale, accounting in the aggregate to the sum of $24.77 and has paid over to the assignee of the Trust creditor (R S Dudley) … the residue of $35.23 as of the 13 April …
Signed: A B Magruder, Trustee. April 1, 1850.
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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 ChisholmJohn 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
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1851 July 19 – John B Chisholm to A B Magruder, bk 50, p 11. Albemarle County, Virginia
… The undersigned trustee in a deed of trust executed by John B Chisholm to secure a debt of 750 dollars to Ralph S Dudley, with interest on said sum from the 19th day of Feb 1848 (said deed bearing date the 19 day of Feb 1848 and being of record in the Clerks office of Albemarle County) begs leave to report that at the instance of John O Harris (who had become the owner by a payment of the debt secured by said deed) he exposed to sale at public auction on the 7th day of July 1851 (that being Court Day) in front of the Court House of Albemarle County, the interest conveyed to him by said deed, being one undivided 1/3 part of certain negroes in said deed refered to the terms of sale being for ready money … at the sale just made Robert Gentry became the purchaser of said interest at the price of 1180 dollars he bing the last and highest bidder … paid to John O Harris as assignee of the debt secured by the deed 902 dollars and 25 cents in full of the principal and interest of said debt … the residue of 201 dollars and 50 cents …. will ask the instruction of a Court of Chancery how to dispose of it – a controversy having arisen between adverse claimants to it.
Signed: William J Robertson, Trustee. July 19, 1851.
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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 RodesJohn 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
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1852 July 5 (probate date) – 1851 May 16 (will written) … I Mary E Rhodes of the County of Albemarle and State of Va formerly Mary E Chisholme and late the wife of John Rhodes do make and publish this my last will and testament …
… First I driect my just debts to be paid and also such debts as I am bound to pay for my late husband John Rhodes.
… Secondly, the residue of my property of every kind and description whatsoever I give and bequeath unto the children of my brother John B Chisholm now in being and such other children as he may lawfully have hereafter to them and their heirs forever to be equally divided between them.
… Thirdly, and lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my brother John B Chisholm the executor hereof.
Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of May in the year 1851.
Signed: Mary E Rhodes.
Witness: William F Gordon, John C Gordon.
At a Court held for Albemarle County 5 July 1852 an instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary E Rhodes decd was produced unto Court and being proved by the oaths of William F Gordon and John C Gordon the subscribing witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. Teste Ira Garrett, CC.
Name: Mary E Rhodes
Gender: Female
Residence Date: Abt 1852
Residence Place: Albemarle, Virginia
Will Date: 16 May 1852
Probate Date: 16 May 1851
Probate Place: Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Inferred Death Year 1851
Inferred Death Place: Virginia, USA
Item Description Will Books, Vol 20-21, 1850-1852
Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; General Index, 1748-1930; Author: Virginia. Circuit Court (Albemarle County); Probate Place: Albemarle, Virginia
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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 ).
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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)
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1855 Feb 10 – Hugh D Chisholm to L N Craddock, bk 53, p 321. Albemarle County, Virginia
… between Hugh D Chisholm of the first part, Luther N Craddock of the second part and Calvin B Craddock of the third, all of Albemarle County … Hugh D Chisholm owes said C B Craddock the sum of 197.25 dollars for which sd C B Craddock holds his bond dated the 9th February 1855 and payable on demand which debt and interest that may accrue the said Hugh D Chisholm wishes to secure the payment in consideration of which and the further consideration of 5 dollars paid by the said Luther L Craddock … to the said Hugh D Chisholm … sell and convey unto the said Luther N Craddock … his right title and interest in a certain tract of land containing about 165 acres … on the waters of Buck Island Creek … which said interest consists of 1/3 of said land it being the land now occupied by John R Chihsolm … nevertheless with this understanding that if the said Hugh D Chisholm shall pay off said debt … before the 1st of September 1855 the it is to be null and void …
Signed: Hugh D Chisholm
Wit: Fontaine M Wells, Jeremiah Gianiny, William R Craddock
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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
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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
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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.
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1868 Dec 12 – Nancy Chisholm – Inventory, bk 27, p 367. Albemarle County, Virginia
… A List of property belonging to the Estate of Mrs Nancy Chisholm decd and appraised by John O Massie, J T Marshall & J Q Rhodes, commissioners appointed by the county court to appraise said property.
(Itemization of stock)
In the Clerk’s office of Albemarle County Court 12 Dec 1868 this inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Nancy Chisholm decd was this day returned into the said office and admitted to record. Teste: Ira Garrett, CC.
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NOTE: Regarding Hugh Chisholm – brick mason and plasterer who worked for Thomas Jefferson: 

Hugh Chisholm was a hired white workman, a jack of all trades, employed at Monticello from 1796 to 1797 and from 1801 to 1814.  Jefferson “paid Chisolm for plaistering &c.,” as well as for masonry, carpentry, bricklaying, and “20.D. to pay for digging.”  Sometimes working with his brother, bricklayer John, he “moulded and burnt” clay to make bricks and with “2 apprentices … [could] lay 1600. bricks a day.”  Chisholm worked on Monticello II (1796-1809), the dependencies, cisterns , and the South Pavilion. He may have renovated the workmen’s house on Mulberry Row when it was converted from dwelling to textile workshop. Chisholm owned a slave, Lewis, to whom Jefferson paid small sums for occasional odd jobs, such as “Chisolm’s Lewis gratuity for cistern 1.D.” in 1821.  https://www.monticello.org/slavery/landscape-of-slavery-mulberry-row-at-monticello/meet-people/hugh-chisholm/

Monticello is located in Albemarle County, Virginia – and Poplar Forest is located in Bedford County, Virginia.  Hugh Chisholm was hired by Thomas Jefferson to do work on his plantations in both locations from 1796-1814.

Correspondence between Jefferson  & Chisholm: 

1806 Sept 7 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 7 September 1806:  https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=40&sr=
Monticello Sep. 7. 06.Sir
It occurred to me after leaving Poplar forest that there ought to be some more doors of communication in the rooms of the house below, than what I had marked in the plan given you. I therefore sketched them with a pencil & sent the sketch to you by mr Griffin. I now send you a sketch in ink, wherein you will find the following alterations.

1. 4 doors of communication between the rooms below.

2. 2 do. between the rooms above.

3. the two porches which I told you I should add.

4. two stairways necessary for communication between the upper and lower floors without going from under cover.

the porticos & stairways will require some more digging: you must make the space between window & window, on the East & West sides, exactly 10. f. so that the stairway may be placed between without blocking up the windows.   every thing is drawn so plainly that no further explanation is necessary. take care of the drawings as they will be necessary for mr Perry, & I do not reserve another copy for him. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1807 June 1 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 1 June 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=41&sr=
Poppler forrest June 1th 1807 Dear Sir
I thought proper to inform you of my progress Made hear sence I see you, the walls are all Leavel except the square room the stone masons is not [came] to do thim yet tho they say that they will Be hear in a few days the South piazer is up to the wartertable the starway I have not done any thing to nor do not intind to do thim antill the walls of the house are finished as I had reather put them up after then than to bild them with the out walls of the house as the angles where the Join intirfear so much with the Line that I work By I am now ready for the windw and door frames TJ’s note in margin: window & door frames Mr. Perry is not got hear yet the walls are all ready to reseive the sleapers exsept squar room and I think it will be the best plan to Lay on the sleapers before I put the next story as they have so Little baring. Tency is done halling for Mr. Perry and is at this time Halling of sand which is a very tigerous Job. There is one thing that I think my duty to mention TJ’s note in margin: bed with a respect of sacking us they charge you a shilling a night which never I knew untill a few days pass if I Had I woud have mentioned before to you it is not my wish to run you to that Expence for further than it shall be the case if you think proper I will get ozenburgs for a tick and fill with straw it will anser for some of the people when I am done with it I had a great deel rether do it then they shood be such of grommblen with them about their Beds in fact woud so nir say an straow [. . . .] if it be possible for to get a room finished for you agin the time that You told me You woud come to see us it shall be cirtinly done and I think If I go on [as] interruptly I shall have it ready You will please to send me thirty dollars as soon as it is covenient Except my best wishes

Hugh Chisholm

1807 June 5 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 5 June 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/99-01-02-5696

Washington June 5. 07.

Sir

I recieved last night your letter of the 1st. inst. and now inclose you 30. D. your order in favor of mr Kelly for 75. D. 87 cents is also paid by this post. It would certainly be agreeable to me that you should, by fixing up a bed for yourself, give mr Griffin’s family as little trouble as possible: and therefore if you will purchase oznabrigs for a straw bed & 2. pair of sheets, and striped blankets and put them into my account I will pay for them. when you are done work at Poplar forest, you can send them to Monticello where they will be always useful. indeed if you could fix yourself a snug lodging place in the barn, I should think it would be more agreeable to yourselves & the family—I hope you will have finished at Poplar Forest in time to work at Monticello in Aug. & Sep. where I wish some work done—under my own eye. I shall be at Poplar Forest about the end of July or beginning of August. with respect to door frames, you should recollect that I never have any in my buildings. you are to work up the proper opening for them which you will find in your instructions. & if the window frames are ready it is better to put them up & work the wall to them. but if not ready, they are not to be waited for. they can be put in afterwards, tho’ with more trouble. I salute you with my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. we are in great distress for Jerry’s waggon at Monticello. I pray you therefore to press the finishing what is for him to do at Poplar forest. still I do not mean that you should send him away till he has compleetly done every thing necessary for the building so as not to interrupt the plantation for any thing about that. if you would engage the negroes to dig and remove the earth South of the house, 90. feet wide, down to a foot below the lower floor, & descending from thence due South 1. inch in every 10.f. till it gets clear out of the ground, I would gladly pay them for it, but it is only with their own free will & undertaking to do it in their own time. the digging & removing is worth a bit a cubic yard. you might lay off separate slipes from the house South till it clears the hill and of such widths as each person or gang chose to undertake, & mr Perry may make wheelbarrows sufficient for them, & charge them to me.

1807 June 15 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 15 June 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=43&sr=

Poplar forrist Jun 15th 1807

Dear Sir

I now rite you to inform you how I am situateid in my work. I am at this Time idle for the want of the fraims and have been so far ten days and it will Be ten more before he gets hear I wish you woud mention to him the next mail and Hurry Him on for there is nothing that I can do Except strip the Brick hill and burn them which I mean to do tomorrow Jessy is still hauling sand and as he is to hall all for me I dont Esspect that he will come down as soon as you look for him for there is the water and wood that I never thouth of at the tim that see you and Griffin says that he will not Hall any thing for the Bilbey at all please to send me thirty dollars the next Mail Except my best wishes

Hugh Chisholm

1807 Aug 5 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 5 August 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=44&sr=

Monticello Aug. 5. 07.

Sir

I arrived here yesterday, having been detained at Washington longer than I expected by the extraordinary occurrences in the Chesapeake. a post comes here to me every day to inform me of the daily proceedings of the British, so that I am tied here, as it were, and am altogether uncertain when I can proceed to Poplar forest. I shall want you to do some work here some time next month, and shall be glad you will inform me of the progress & state of your work & the carpenter’s work at the Forest that I may know when it would suit the work there best to call you here. a principal article here is to put in some cast iron semicircular sashes in the windows of the covered ways, which sashes are not yet arrived, but expected daily. I salute you with esteem.

Th: Jefferson

1807 Nov 17 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 17 November 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=46&sr=

Monticello Nobr. 17th. 1807

Dear Sir

I have made a purches of a negro Boy for which I give three hundred and sixty dollars for, and said that I wood pay for him at Crismass, if it wood suit you at that time, if not you will please to write me by the next post when it will suit you better. I have plaistred The portocors and the greenhouse and next week I shall go and do some work for Mrs. Divers as they is nothing more ready for me hear I cant get no Bricks for that chimney I thank you to send me twenty Dollars if Convenient I am yors with respect

Hugh Chisholm

1807 Dec 4 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 4 December 1807: https://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/default.xqy?keys=FOEA-print-04-01-02-6903

Dear Sir   –   Monticello December 4th 1807

I have made a purches for the amount one hundred pounds, for which you will please to write By the next Mail when you can remit me That money—the purches have been maid soon after you Left Monticello and thus I did Suppose that you could have remited me the money by Crismass—that being the time That I promised to pay it—I wrote to you twice before But geting no answer I supposd that you never got my Letters. The [Blaustairs] is all finished and I am at this time mending the colloms for Mr. Barrey to paint them I am Sir yours with Esteam

Hugh Chisholm

NB Sir please to send twenty dollars By next Mail if convenient

1807 Dec 8 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 8 December 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=48&sr=

Washington Dec. 8. 07.

Your letter of Nov. 17. did not come to hand till the last weeks post, & that of Dec. 4. came last night. this is the first post by which either could be answered. I inclose some money to mr Bacon out of which he will pay you 20. D. it will not be in my power to pay the hundred pounds so soon as you mention. but I will remit you 100. D. the first week of every month beginning with the first week of January till the whole is paid. I am in hopes you will be able to make these paiments answer. I tender you my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1807 Dec 15 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 15 December 1807: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=49&sr=

Washington Dec. 15. 07

Sir

As I am anxious to get my South pavilion done early in Spring, and see no likelihood of procuring bricks otherwise, I conclude to make them. having some further purposes in view which will require bricks, I propose that we shall make a kiln at once which may be relied on to yield 40,000. good well burnt bricks. they are to be as follows:

8,000  .circular bricks on a radius of 42 I. headers & stretchers

8,000  .circular bricks on a radius of 7. f. headers & stretchers.

24,000  bricks of our usual size of the neatest make

40,000  be pleased therefore to prepare for this, by having the earth well dug & cleaned of stone, at the former brickyard, as soon as mr Bacon can possibly spare the time, in order that it may be well pulverised by frost. about midwinter it should be turned over a second time & again well cleansed of stone. on shewing this letter to mr Bacon, he will consider it as intended for his government. you & he must combine your convenience as well as you can for the work. as soon as the spring will possibly permit, we must have the bricks moulded & burnt, and the South pavilion done before you go to Bedford. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1808 Feb 17 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 17 February 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=52&sr=

Monticello february 17th 1808

Dear Sir

we have got the earth turn up the second time for the Bricks, and am now prpare the yard to dry them an I wanted to perpose to you for The Bricks to be maid at poplar forrist at the same time of making them hear for it is not necussary for both of us to attend to making bricks at one place. I can send my Brother to Bedford or can go myself, and then the Brickmaking will all be finshed at both plaices in the same time I hope it will suit you in this way, and pleas to Let me now next post Except my best wishes

Hugh Chisholm

1808 Feb 23 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 23 February 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/99-01-02-7472
Washington Feb. 23. 08Sir
I approve of your carrying on the brickmaking at Poplar Forest at the same time as at Monticello. I shall be anxious that the South pavilion be in readiness when I come home in April, because I have as many trunks of books now arrived at Monticello as will fill it, and which must be opened when I come home. I wish you to take every possible care not to injure the floor; for this purpose 2 courses of waste plank should be laid on it, breaking joints so that no lumps of brick may get in to scratch it. I hope mr Dinsmore will have his part ready, towit, doors, sashes, chairboards &c. break as little of the plaistering down as you can, and remember to preserve the shaft of the chimney above the roof. in every other respect it is to be finished on the model of the North pavilion, except that the fireplace below is to be large enough for a wash house, say 4 f. 6. I. wide. I present my best wishes

Th: Jefferson

P.S. the room to be whitewashed when done.

1808 July 22 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 22 July 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=61&sr=

Poplar forrest July 22th 1808

Sir

it is my wish to inform you, how we are coming on with our work at this place we have burnt the bricks, and a fi[reier] kiln I never burnt in my Life, it contains seventy five Thousand we made the bricks for the Basis of the colloms and casts as I thought it would make a better Job than to Have them of wood we are at this time runing the staways, as for the Diging what I showed you at Monticello was a fact I brought my Boys from—albemarle, and made Labours of them, and I set fill to diging, and I mean to keep him at its as Long as I am hear, for I think it as necessary Job as can be Done to the Bilding. I hope you will approve of it when The Starways are done. I meen to run the colloms next Mr Perrey has Laid the flore in west rooms and is now studing the alcove, as soon as he is done that. I shall Bricking and plaister it for your recepttion with a respet to Lasths I can get good price for ash and it will be a very grand exchang for that Perpose and the price is very convenint, if you approve of this Exchange you will please to Let now I hope to see you at Poplar forrust as soon as you make it convenint I am yours with respect

Hugh Chisholm

Pleas to fetch me twenty Dollars

1808 Sept 4 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 4 September 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=62&sr=

Poplar forrest Sept. 4th 1808

Sir

I think Proper to inform you how we come on with our work, I have done both of the Starways and one of the Nurssary, and in the course of this week I will have the others done, we Have also Run the colloms for the South Portaco and I think They will, when finishd be elegant the west room is finishd in the maner which you told me, I Still keep fill at the diging and give him all the assist that I possible can, it seems to go on tolarable Smothe but Slaugh, tho they is a very great improvement to Look at the house bsids the benefit by what Digging, is all ready done, I wood be glad to See you hear if it is not in your power to come soon it wood be necessery for you to give me some instructtions about the kitchen as I shall be ready for it in eight or ten days from this time, I am your obedient Servant

Hugh Chisholm

1808 Setp 5 – To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 5 September 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chiso%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=43&sr=

Monticello Sep. 5. 08.

Dear Sir

The last post brought me the counteraddresses now inclosed. That from Ipswich is signed by 40. Persons, the town meeting which voted the petition consisted of 30. There are 500. voters in the place. The Counter address of Boston has 700. signatures. The town meeting voting the petition is said to have consisted of 500. In the draught of an answer inclosed, I have taken the occasion of making some supplementary observations which could not with propriety have been inserted in the answers to the petitions. The object is that the two together may present to our own people the strongest points in favor of the embargo in a short & clear view. An eye is also kept on foreign nations, in some of the observations. Be so good as to make it what it should be and return it by the first post.

Mr. Dinsmore informs me you wish to employ Hugh Chisolm, a bricklayer now working for me in Bedford, if I have no occasion for him. He will probably finish for me this month; after which I shall have nothing more for him the present year. I will write to him on the subject of your desire. He is a very good humored man, works as well as most of our bricklayers, and has had the benefit of becoming familiar with many things, with which they are unacquainted. Having found occasion in my last letters to Mr. Gallatin & Genl. Dearborn to say to them when I should be in Washington, I have mentioned the 1st. day of October. I sa1ute you with constant & sincere affection.

Th: Jefferson

1808 Sept 8 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 8 September 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=63&sr=

Monticello Sep. 8. 08.

Sir

I had intended to have been at Poplar forest before this time, but a hurt which I recieved in riding confined me to the house a considerable time and leaves me not yet strong enough to undertake a journey: and as I am to set out for Washington about the 27th. I think it extremely doubtful whether I shall be able to go to Bedford at all, however anxious I am to do so. should I not, I must pray you to leave your part of the work compleat, and to have all rubbish from the cellar & round about the house within the terrases removed. I wish to know what progress Phill has made in the digging, and would have him continue at it under your direction and mr Perry’s as long as either of you are at work there, and then to come home. if I do not go to Bedford I will send you the 20. D. you desired. I hope you made the exchange of the laths you mentioned without waiting for my approbation. as soon as you have finished at Poplar forest, mr Madison desires to employ you in making bricks this fall at his house, which I presume he will want laid next spring. whether by time or the job, I know not. you had better write to him stating your own terms. mr Dinsmore goes to work for him about Christmas. I shall have a small job for you here in the spring. I present you my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I think I desired you to plaister the South & East rooms below for mr Griffin’s family to go into when they chuse.

1808 Oct 20 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 20 October 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=64&sr=

Mountpelier oct 20th. 1808

Sir

I Left Poplar forrist the 7. of this mounth and Likewise told phill what he was to do and Left my Brother there to plaister the too rooms that you wanted done, as the flores was not Laid and the season for Brickmaking so far advanced I could not wait myself for the Carpenters work, and my Brother will work as fast as the carpenters, my not waiting for the Plaistering I hope will make no difference. I Look for him now every day from there and if you have not sent the monney on to—Popler forrist that I ast, you will Please to send $35 Dollars there and stop $10 for me at orrage Court house and you will much obliege your friend and will wisher

Hugh Chisholm

you will send it to John R. Chisholm at Poplar forrist

1808 Nov 4 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 4 November 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=65&sr=

february 9th began at Monticello Ended July 6th quit at Poplar forrest—7th oct. my self from the 9th february to the 7th oct 7 mounths & 24 days

Brother from the 10th march to the 4th Nov. 7 mounths & 20 days at 20 dollars Per mounth Each—

too Boys from february 9th to octr 2d. 201 days at 4/6 per. days

16 gallons of whiskey at Poplar forrest at 3/6 per. gallon

1808 Nov 7 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 7 November 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=66&sr=

Washington Nov. 7. 08.

Sir

By the present post I send 35. D. to your brother at Poplar forest, 77. D 90c to mr J. Bullock of Milton who holds your order for that sum, & I herein inclose you ten dollars according to the request of your letter from Montpelier—I offer you my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1808 Nov 14 – To James Madison from Hugh Chisholm, 14 November 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=67&sr=

Montpellier November 14th. 1808

Sir

As I am Longer making the bricks than I Calculated on I think proper to mention The reason to you. The weather has been so very Damp, that they did not drye as fast as I could wish to handle them, to go it with them. I finished making Last tuesday, and if it had been drying weather by this day, I woud have had them burnt. I have got six or eight thousand drying by fireing of them in the tracks and the ballance is in the kill ready for burning. I think if nothing Happens day af tomorrow I will set fire to the kill. The hands that I had I imployd them cuting of wood since I stopt of making The snow is hear at times too inches deep. Sir I am yours with esteem

Hugh Chisholm

1808 Dec 9 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 9 December 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=71&sr=

Buckiland Decmbr 9th 1808

Sir

I recivd your Letter with Thanks and I must therefore Call on you for 150 dollars to pay negros hire and some other Little moneys which I owe I am now at work for mr Realey on Buckiland near Milton I am yours with esteem

Hugh Chisholm

1808 Dec 23 – To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Chisholm, 23 December 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=72&sr=

Monticello December 23th 1808

Dear sir

I rote You some time a go for some monney it have not come yet to hand I wist you to send it to Milton but as I am going to Leave the nebourhood in a day or too, you will please to send 150$ Dollars to Richmond By the eights of next mounth which will soot me as well as to get it hear I hope you will please not to disapoint me in geting it in richmond and you will much obblige your friend and well wisher

Hugh Chisholm

1809 Jan 16 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 16 January 1809: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=75&sr=

Washington Jan. 16. 09.

According to your request I lodged 150. D. for you in the hands of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson the first week of this month & forgot to give you notice of it by the last post. should you not have applied for it, on sending them this letter with your order they will pay it. I offer you my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1809 Jan 23 – From Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 23 January 1809: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=76&sr=

Washington Jan. 23. 09.

Sir

In my letter of the 16th. I informed you that according to your request I had lodged 150. D. in the hands of Gibson & Jefferson subject to your order. I now inclose you an additional order on them for 157 D. 16c and tender you my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1810 Sept 10 – Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 10 September 1810: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chiso%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=55&sr=

To Hugh Chisholm

Monticello Sep. 10. 1810

Sir

I have just got back from Poplar Forest to which place I must return in 4. weeks. I am therefore anxious you should come immediately & do the small jobs wanting here. unless the cistern be done in time to dry, it will give way again in winter. I shall go to Poplar Forest the latter end of this month & not return till November, when it will be too late to work. I am in hopes the long notice you have had of this will have enabled you to put the President’s work into such a state as not to suffer by a short absence. in hopes to see you very soon I am Sir

Your humble servt

Th: Jefferson

1811 May 26 – To James Madison from Hugh Chisholm, 26 May 1811: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=89&sr=

From Hugh Chisholm

Montpelier May 26 1811

Sir

Some time ago I give Mr James Leitch1 a draft on you, for $200 without mentioning the thing to you, before, which I ought to have done, therefore I will thank you to pay it when you find it convenient. We are at this time ingage on the other wing we got it to the Serface of the ground, and will use Every Exersion to finish it with Speed the other wing I will finish against you come hare, I am yours with Estteem

Hugh Chisholm

1811 June 18 – Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 18 June 1811: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chiso%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=58&sr=

To Hugh Chisholm

Monticello. Tuesday June 18. 11.

Sir

We yesterday got up the wooden frame of our Pier-head compleat, and this morning mr Salmonds begins the stone-work. he will get to the spring of the arch this evening, or tomorrow morning before you can reach this from mr Madison’s. I must pray you therefore to be with us tomorrow forenoon, the earlier the better. on arriving at the Pier head you will find your attendants on the spot, the same who attend Salmonds, as he must stop his work till you have turned the arch for him to proceed on. the mortar is there, ready made, the bricks & sand on the spot, and I shall probably be there myself. I must beseech you therefore not to fail us an hour, as besides Salmonds’ work being stopped, I wait only for this job to be done to set out for Bedford, from whence I must be back to the beginning of our harvest. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1812 Apr 16 – Thomas Jefferson to Reuben Perry, 16 April 1812: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=93&sr=

To Reuben Perry

Monticello April. 16. 12.

Sir

Having recieved information in March that Jame Hubbard had been living in Lexington upwards of a twelvemonth, I engaged a man (Isham Chisolm) to go after him. he got there five days after Hubbard had run off from there, having committed a theft. he returned of course without him. I engaged him to start a second time, offering a premium of 25.D. in addition to yours, besides his expences. he got upon his tract, & pursued him into Pendleton county, where he took him and brought him here in irons. I had him severely flogged in the presence of his old companions, and committed to jail where he now awaits your arrival. the course he has been in, and all circumstances convince me he will never again serve any man as a slave. the moment he is out of jail and his irons off he will be off himself. it will therefore unquestionably be best for you to sell him. I have paid for his recovery 70.D. all I ask for it is that he may be sent out of the state. Chisolm expects the 50.D. from you. he says he will buy him, if you will take a reasonable price and oblige himself to sell him out of the state. I suppose he would agree to clear you of the purchase and the premium. perhaps you had better go halves with him. I was just setting out to Bedford, but shall now wait till I see or hear from you: provided that be by Saturday sennight the 25th. on that day I must start for Poplar forest where I shall be glad to see you, if you do not come here, and to settle what shall be done. in the mean time I will ascertain what Chisolm will agree to. Accept my best wishes

Th: Jefferson

1812 Oct 13 – To James Madison from Hugh Chisholm, 13 October 1812 (Abstract):  https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=100&sr=

§ From Hugh Chisholm

13 October 1812, Charlottesville. “I have this day drawn on you at eight to pay moses Sammuel and James Leitch for the Some of two hundred dollars I hope it will be convenient for you to honor I was sorry that I Could not see you when you was in Orrang on the account of sickness.”

1814 May 10 – Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 10 May 1814: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chiso%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=73&sr=

To Hugh Chisholm

Monticello May 10. 14.

Dear Sir

I have been detained by the carriage maker at Charlottesville far beyond my expectation. the carriage however comes home to day and will take about a week to paint dry and finish here. this now depending on ourselves alone, I may count with certainty, and shall not suffer an hour to be lost, nor wait one hour after it is done. I suppose I shall be with you certainly by the 20th. I have thought it best to drop you this line, that you may not be on uncertainty. accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1814 May 22 – Hugh Chisholm to Thomas Jefferson, 22 May 1814:  https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=113&sr=

From Hugh Chisholm

Paplor forrist May 22th 1814

Sir

I have done the plaistring and have begon To Lay the Stone wall myself as you have maid a much Longer stay in albermarle than I Expected—I have been afraid that some accident must have Happened from your delay—if it should be the case I pray you would write amediately the size of the Bilding and the openings and whether I shall Bild the pillers with Circulor Brick or with Squar Bricks the people are all well at Both Places—Exept my Best wishes

Hugh Chisholm

1814 Dec 13 – To James Madison from Hugh Chisholm, 13 December 1814 (Abstract): https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=117&sr=

From Hugh Chisholm, 13 December 1814 (Abstract)

§ From Hugh Chisholm. 13 December 1814, Charlottesville. “You will please have your Account against me Since our last Settlement arranged. in order for a final Settlemen⟨t⟩ by the first of January next at which time I expect to be in the City of washington for that express purpose.”

1817 Aug 10 – Hugh Chisholm to Thomas Jefferson, 10 August 1817: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=124&sr=

From Hugh Chisholm

Charlottsville agst 10 1817

Dear Sir

when you was hear Last you mentioned to me that mr Jerdon wished to helpe me in Doeing this work for the Cellorz—but on Reflecttion I will not have any thing to Doe with Jerdon in any Shape What Ever for a Bisness of the Sort I dislike and Mr Perry will make the Briks for me as fast as I Can use them and mak them as I woud wish made and that is all we want is to get the Bricks in tim—mr Perry Says he will use Every Step for the quikness of Bisness Going on I have now doubt but we Shall do it in good tim and Leave Jerdon at hom with Esteem

Hugh Chishm

1817 Aug 23 – Hugh Chisholm to Thomas Jefferson, 23 August 1817: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=126&sr=

From Hugh Chisholm

Charlottesville, Augt 23rd 17.

Dear sir,

I have the satisfaction to inform you, that, in spite of the wet weather, we have completed about eighty thousand bricks; which shall be prepared for burning the last of next week.

I must beg you will not engage the workmen for the building ‘till you again hear from me; which shall be before your deporture from Poplor Forest.

The objection which I made, in my letter to you, against the proposition offered by yourself before you left Albemarle, I must yet make, having, as yet, no reason to withdraw it.

I am, respectfully,

Hugh Chisholm.

1817 Aug 31 – Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Chisholm, 31 August 1817: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chiso%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=78&sr=

To Hugh Chisholm

Poplar Forest Aug. 31. 17.

Dear Sir

I have duly recieved your letters of the 10th & 23d and am glad to learn that the bricks are in such forwardness. I wish you would by every week’s mail drop a line stating what the progress then is. I am anxious to know that the cellars are dug, and their walls commenced laying. but be careful to inform me in time and exactly by what day you will have got the walls up to the surface of the earth; because there mr Knight must begin, and by that day I will make it a point to be in Albemarle, and have him there.

I take no interest in the partnership I suggested to you1 other than as I supposed it would be agreeable. however, in acting for myself I might indulge partialities, I have no right to do so in a public concern. to have the work done in the best manner, is the first object, and the second to have it done at a fair price for both parties. I have offers from some of the best workmen in Lynchburg. the finest plaisterer I have ever seen in this state is anxious to undertake with us. I consider it as the interest of the College the town and neighborhood to introduce a reform of the barbarous workmanship hitherto practised there, and to raise us to a level with the rest of the country. on a trip to the Natural bridge, I found such brickwork and stone-work as cannot be seen in Albemarle. I hope we shall take a higher stand, and do justice to the high advantages that particular portion of our state possesses.

Accept my respects & best wishes

Th: Jefferson

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Hired Workers for Jefferson included: https://www.monticello.org/slavery/the-plantation/free-workers/

Hugh Chisholm, Mason/Brickmaker, Plasterer, 1796-1797, 1801-1814 R

John Chisholm, Mason/Brickmaker, 1808-1909

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Memorandum Books:

Memorandum Books, 1808: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=50&sr=

1808. Jan. 4. Gave Pontius D. Stelle ord. on bk. US. 16.D. dancing ass.
5. Drew on bank in favr. Isaac A. Coles 219.73 to wit 150. for a quarter’s salary + 69.73 to pay Philetus Havens for 3. cases St. George wine.48
Recd. from bk. US. 455.D. & remitted to E. Bacon to wit
D
for  John Perry 100.
Hugh Chisolm 100.
D. Higginbot. for Madox  38. 49
David Anderson 15. 16
on account 201. 35
455.

Feb. 8. Inclosed to Edmd. Bacon   for  J. Perry 100.
Nelson 50.
H. Chisolm 100.
on account 140. 390
520.

Mar. 8. Inclosed to Edmund Bacon on account 50. 59
for Hugh Chisolm 100.
John Perry 30.
Brown Rives & co. for R. Davis exr. of Allen  139. 41 320.
745.

May 12. 12. Pd. James Dinsmore 100.D.
Pd. John Perry 150.D.
Pd. Hugh Chisolm 60.D.

Aug. 8. Inclosed to Reuben Maury for Hugh Chisolm 43.D.

Nov 7. J. Bullock for H. Chisolm  77. 90

Inclosed  to Hugh Chisolm 10.D.
to John R. Chisolm for H. Chisolm 35.D. (Note: John R. Chisholm, Hugh Chisholm’s brother, was also a brickmaker and mason and worked for TJ at both Poplar Forest and Monticello (TJ account with Hugh Chisholm, 17 Nov. 1810, MHi).

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Ledger entries involving Hugh Chisholm See: https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/hugh-chisholm

Hugh Chisholm was a brickmason and plasterer who worked for Thomas Jefferson in 1796 and 1797 and again from 1801 to 1814. He laid bricks at Monticello and Poplar Forest and built the Monticello cisterns and garden pavilion.

PRIMARY SOURCE REFERENCES: 

1796 December 7. “Richardson has worked 114. days @ 6/ Chisolm 44. do. @ 2/6 [=] £39-14.”1

1797 April 10. “Richardson, Duke & Chisolm begin work. The 2 first @ 6/.”2

1797 December 2. “Chisolm [has worked] 188½ days @ 4/.”3

1801 August 23. “Paid Chisholm for plaistering &c. in full £4-10.”4

1802 March 8. “[B]uilding … Chisholm 15.”5

1802 May 27. “Charge Chisolm 3. bush. corn @ 15/.”6

1802 August 2. “Pd. Hugh Chisolm on acct. 10.D.”7

1802 August 23. “I am to pay Joel Yancey for Hugh Chisolm 30.”8

1802 September 20. “Settled with Hugh Chisolm to this day, and the balance due him is 210.75 D.”9

1803 January 11. “Inclosed to Gabriel Lilly for Hugh Chisolm 100.”10

1803 May 4. “Chisolm. brickwork 142.50.”11

1803 June 8. “Inclosed 120.D. to Gabriel Lilly out of which he is to pay Hugh Chisolm 117.55 the balance with interest due him ante Sep. 20. & Jan. 11.”12

1804 May 8. “Wanscher arrives this day. Hugh Chisolm agrees to work with him for 20.D. a month.” 13

1804 August 19. “Pd. Hugh Chisolm 20.D.”14

1804 November 10. “Inclosed to Gabriel Lilly for … Hugh Chisolm 50.”15

1805 April 13. “On settlement with Hugh Chisolm, I owe him 136.D. exclusive of some jobs begun Mar. 28. & not yet finished.”16

1805 June 6. “Recd from bk. US. … draughts … on bk. US. in Baltim. … J. Spear’s orders from … H. Chisolm 100.D.”17

1805 September 17. “Pd. Chisolm 10.D.”18

1805 September 27. “Hugh Chisolm £20-4.”19

1805 September 29. “[P]d. Chisolm 10.D. Chisolm goes to Bedford to work at 20.D. pr. month.”20

1806 January 19. “Inclosed to J. H. Freeman for … Hugh Chisolm 67.33.”21

1806 June 28. “Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 20.D.”22

1806 August 24. “[P]d. Chisolm 10.D. & I am to pay J. Speer abt. 25.D. for him.”23

1806 September 13. “Paid John Speer for … Hugh Chisolm 8-7-3 = 27.87.”24

1806 September 25. “Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 20.D. to pay for digging & on account.”25

1806 October 18. “Accepted Hugh Chisolm’s ord. in favr. John Kelly for 49/9=8.29.”26

1806 November 17. “Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm (under cover to Mr. Steptoe) 20.D.”27

1806 December 9. “Assumed to John Speer on order of … Hugh Chisolm 18.50.”28

1807 January 11. “Inclosed to Edmund Bacon … for … Chisolm 50.”29

1807 February 9. “Inclosed to Edmund Bacon for … Hugh Chisolm 50.”30

1807 April 14. “Paid Hugh Chisolm 50.D.”31

1807 June 8. “Inclosed to Edmund Bacon … J. Kelly on acct. of Hugh Chisolm 75.87 … Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 30.D.”32

1807 September 15. “Pd. Chisolm on acct. 10.D.”33

1807 December 8. “Inclosed to E. Bacon … for … Hugh Chisolm 20.D.”34

1808 January 5. “[R]emitted to E. Bacon … for … Hugh Chisolm 100.”35

1808 February 8. “Inclosed to Edmd. Bacon for … H. Chisolm 100.”36

1808 March 8. “Inclosed to Edmund Bacon … for Hugh Chisolm 100.”37

1808 May 12. “Pd. Hugh Chisolm 60.D.”38

1808 August 8. “Inclosed to Reuben Maury for Hugh Chisolm 43.D.”39

1808 September 5. (Jefferson to James Madison). “Mr. Dinsmore informs me you wish to employ Hugh Chisolm, a bricklayer now working for me in Bedford, if I have no occasion for him. he will probably finish for me this month; after which I shall have nothing more for him the present year. I will write to him on the subject of your desire. he is a very good humored man, works as well as most of our bricklayers, and has had the benefit of becoming familiar with many things, with which they are unacquainted.”40

1808 November 7. “Inclosed to Edmund Bacon … J. Bullock for H. Chisolm 77.90 … Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 10.D. to John R. Chisolm for H. Chisolm 35.D.”41

1809 January 7. “[D]esired him [George Jefferson] to pay as follows to Hugh Chisolm 150. D. on account.”42

1809 January 23. “Drew upon [Gibson & Jefferson] … to pay my order in favr. of … Hugh Chisolm 157.16 … Inclosed orders to Perry & Chisolm.”43

1809 August 11. “Chisolm begins to work.”44

1809 September 6. “H. Chisolm’s brother begins to work.”45

1810 September 17. “H. Chisolm begins to work.”46

1810 November 17. “Settled with Hugh Chisolm and the balance of 136.61 due to him.”47

1814 June 22. “Wrote to P. Gibson to remit 240.D. to Archibd. Robertson for J.A. Goodman to wit. to Nimrod Darnell on acct. Hugh Chisolm 20.”48

1814 June 23. “Pd. Hugh Chisolm on acct. 10.D.”49

1814 July 5. “Hugh Chisolm finished at Pop. For. the 1st. day of this month.”50

1815 October 14. “He has pd. Wm. Ballard for me also 50.D. and to Hugh Chisolm 184.D.”51

1820 May 5. “Chisolm’s Lewis 1.D.”52

1821 September 29. “Chisolm’s Lewis gratuity for cistern 1.D.”53

1822 March 23. “Gave Chisolm’s Lewis 1.D.”54

1822 April 7. “Pd. Lewis, Chisolm’s, for work & gratuity 2.D.”55

1822 July 18. “Chisolm’s Lewis for hair .25.”56

1822 July 25. “Chisolm’s Lewis 1.D.”57

1822 December 5. “Chisolm’s Lewis, trimmr. N. Pavilion 1.D.”58

1823 August 22. “Gratuity to Chisolm’s Lewis 1.D.”59

1824 August 6. “Drew on B. Peyton for 200.D. in favr. Joel Yancey for Hugh Chisolm.”60

1826 January 14. “Chisolm’s Lewis 3. days work opening flue of Appendix 3.50.”61

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Account with Isham Chisholm, [ca. 1 May 1812]:  https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/03-05-02-0002

Account with Isham Chisholm

[ca. 1 May 1812]

  Isham Chisolm in Acct with Th:J.  
   
To balance due on nail acct 29/4 =  4 .89
1812. Mar. 10. To cash 20  
23. By 13. days pursuit of Jas Hubd @ 2.D   26.
Apr. 5. To cash 5 .
6. To do 20 .
15. By 9. days pursuit of Jas Hub @ 1.D   9.
By jail fees 16/   2. 67
By his subsistence on the road   2.
By premium promised   25.
To balance thro’ E. Bacon 14 .78    
  64 .67 64. 67

TJ had learned that his slave James Hubbard (b. ca. 1783), who had run away from Monticello late in 1810 or early in 1811, was living seventy miles to the southwest in Lexington. After his departure TJ sold Hubbard to Reuben Perry, his carpenter at Poplar Forest, with the deed specifying that TJ was to receive $500, or its value in work, if Hubbard was recovered and $300 if he was not. When Isham Chisholm reached Lexington, Hubbard had just left, and a second trip by Chisholm was necessary to apprehend him in Pendleton County, now West Virginia. On Hubbard’s return, TJ had him “severely flogged in the presence of his old companions” before committing him to jail and advising Perry, his new owner, to sell him at once. Hubbard’s subsequent fate is unknown (TJ’s Conveyance of Hubbard to Perry, Feb. 1811TJ to Perry, 16 Apr. 1812Account with Chisholm, [ca. 1 May 1812]). [Note revised for digital edition, 2016-03-22]

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DEEDS and WILLS with HUGH CHISHOLM AS WITNESS: 

1797 Oct 12 – Hugh Chisholm witness to deed of Thomas Jefferson: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311111&sa=&r=27&sr=

Marriage Settlement for Mary Jefferson

This indenture made on the twelfth day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven between Thomas Jefferson of the one part, Mary Jefferson his daughter of the second part, both of Albemarle, Francis Eppes and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Chesterfeild1 of the third part and John Wayles Eppes their son of the fourth part of the same county,2 Witnesseth, that forasmuch as a marriage is intended shortly to be had between the said John Wayles Eppes and the said Mary Jefferson, and the said Francis Eppes and Elizabeth his wife3 for the natural love which they bear to the said John Wayles Eppes and his advancement, and in consideration of the said marriage, and of the advancement made by these presents on the part of the said Thomas to the said Mary his daughter, have conveyed or undertaken to convey before the said marriage to the said John Wayles Eppes in feesimple a certain tract of land called Angola in the county of Cumberland on the North side of Appomattox river containing by estimation three thousand four hundred and nineteen and three quarter acres in exchange for a certain tract of land on the South side of James river4 at Bermuda Hundred in the county of Chesterfeild,5 heretofore conveyed by the said Francis to the said John Wayles Eppes in feesimple, and the said Francis hath also conveyed and confirmed or undertaken to convey or confirm before the said Marriage to the said John Wayles Eppes certain slaves6 duly specified or to be specified before the marriage and whereof delivery hath been heretofore made or will be made before the 25th. day of December next. Now this indenture witnesseth that the said Thomas7 for the natural love which he bears his said daughter and for her advancement, and in consideration of the said marriage and of the advancement so made or undertaken to be made before the marriage8 by the said Francis and Elizabeth to the said John Wayles Eppes their son,9 and for the further consideration of five shillings to him in hand paid hath given granted bargained and sold to the said Mary a certain tract of land whereof the said Thomas is now seised in feesimple, in the county of Albemarle on the North East side of the Rivanna river and adjacent thereto, called Pantops, containing by estimation eight hundred and nineteen and one quarter acres heretofore the property of the Smiths, and comprehended between the lands now held by the Keys, the said Rivanna river,10 the tract of land of the said Thomas called Lego formerly the property of Edwin Hickman, and his newly patented lands;11 and also the following slaves, to wit,12 smith Isaac and Iris his wife and her two children Squire and Joyce, Lucinda and her four children Sarah, Sandy, Sousy, and Barret, Judy and her three sons Tim, Austin, and York, Philip and his wife Thamer and her two children Rachael and Lucy13 Scilla and her two children Nelly and Letty14 Phyllis and her child Sophia, Sally, her sister Clarinda, and her brother Goliah, all three the children of Molly, Val, Martin son of Doll, Lucy and her child Zachary15 Betsey the daughter of Mary and Melinda the daughter of Betty Brown being thirty one in number16 together with the plantation tooles and17 utensils heretofore appropriated to and used by the said slaves and also a proper stock18 of horses cattle and hogs19 for a farm of which said slaves and stock delivery shall be made on or before the 25st.20 day of December next To have and to hold the said lands called Pantops with the said Slaves tooles utensils and stock to the said Mary and her heirs free of all encumbrance whatsoever—

In Witness whereof the said Thomas hath hereto set his hand and seal on the day and year first before mentioned

Th: Jefferson

Sealed and delivered in presents of } Richard Richardson, Hugh Chisholm, Matthew Toler

1813 Mar 26 – Will of Anne Scott Marks, 26 March 1813:  https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=105&sr=

Will of Anne Scott Marks

In the name of God Amen. I Anne S. Marks late of the county of Louisa, now of Albemarle, being in health of body and mind, make the following disposition of my estate real and personal after my death.

First it is my will that all the debts with which I am chargeable either on my own account or as executrice of my late husband Hastings Marks, be paid out of my whole estate. then I give the whole of the residue of my property real and personal to the children which shall be living at my death of my beloved niece Martha Randolph in consideration of the manifold and unceasing kindnesses & services which I have recieved and am constantly recieving at her hands: and I constitute her son, my great nephew, Thomas Jefferson Randolph my sole executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have signed this my will with my name this twenty sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Anne Scott Marks

Attested by us the subscribers
who have subscribed our names
in presence of the testatrice.

William McClure

Hugh Chisholm

E Bacon

1813 Mar 26 – Thomas Jefferson’s Conveyance of Part of Shadwell to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 26 March 1813: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=106&sr=

Conveyance of Part of Shadwell to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

This indenture made on the 26th day of March one thousand eight hundred & thirteen, between Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle on the one part, and Thomas Jefferson Randolph, his grandson of the same place and county on the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Jefferson in consideration of the affection he bears to his said grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph, & of the sum of one Dollar to him in hand paid, hath given granted bargained & sold unto the said Thomas Jefferson Randolph all that part of his tract of land called Shadwell in the same county which lies north of a line beginning on the river where it is nearest to the freestone quarry last opened (which quarry may be by guess twenty or thirty poles above the pier-head) and running thence round the quarry so as to include the same, & from it’s upper side downwards to a point ten poles inland from the sd pierhead, thence downwards parallel to the canal & always ten poles from it to the Shadwell spring branch opposite to the great mill, thence downwards parallel with the river and always ten poles from it to the first deep gully aboutbelow the mill & down that gully to the river, which grounds South of the said line are reserved for the convenience of the Shadwell mills, as is also a convenient breadth for a road from the beginning above mentioned upwards along the river bank to the Lego line, and from the ending at the gulley downwards along the river bank to the Edgehill line; which parcel North of the sd reserves, & intended to be conveyed by these presents is supposed to contain about three hundred & seventy five acres, be the same more or less, the whole tract being held for four hundred acres. to have & to hold the sd parcel of land north of the sd reserves to him the sd Thomas Jefferson Randolph and his heirs until a better provision shall be made for him out of the other estate of the sd Thomas Jefferson, on which event the estate hereby conveyed is to cease & determine, and revert ipso facto to the sd Thomas Jefferson & his heirs. In witness whereof he has hereto set his hand & seal on the day & year above written.

Th: Jefferson

Signed, sealed E Bacon aug. 13
& delivered in Hugh Chisholm 22 Oct. 1814
presence of Pr Carr aug 13

1813 Mar 26 Thomas Jefferson’s Conveyance of Slaves to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 26 March 1813: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=107&sr=

Conveyance of Slaves to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle in consideration of my affection to my grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph of the same place & county have given to my said grandson four negro slaves to wit Thruston the son of Isabel, Bec daughter of Minerva, Lewis & Sally son & daughter of Jenny to hold the same in absolute property: in witness whereof I have delivered the said slaves into his actual possession, and have hereto set my hand & seal this 26th day of March 1813.

Th: Jefferson

Witness

William McClure

E Bacon Aug 13

Hugh Chisholm 22 Oct. 1814

Pr Carr Aug 1813

1820 Jan 25 – Conveyance of Lands to the University of Virginia by John M. Perry and Frances T. Perry, 25 January 1820:  https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Chish%2A&s=1111311113&sa=&r=142&sr=

Conveyance of Lands to the University of Virginia by John M. Perry and Frances T. Perry

This Indenture made on the twenty fifth day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty between John M Perry and Frances his wife of the county of Albemarle on the one part, and Arthur S Brockenbrough Proctor of the University of Virginia acting in trust for the said University, on the other part Witnesseth, that the said John & Frances in consideration of the sum of seven thousand two hundred and thirty one Dollars eighty cents1 to them in hand paid the reciept whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby bargain and sell to the said Arthur, one parcel of land in the said county of Albemarle containing by a survey made by William Woods surveyor of Albemarle county forty eight and three fourths acres, and bounded as follows. towit. begining at a stake corner to the tract of forty three and three quarter acres heretofore conveyed by the said John & Frances to the late Central College thence up and along Wheelers road as it meanders sixty eight poles to a stake, thence north five degrees West forty four poles to a stake, thence north thirteen degrees East one hundred and thirty seven poles to a stake on the three notched road thence down said road as it meanders sixty2 and one half poles to a pine & stake another corner of said tract of forty three & three quarter acres thence South ten and a half degrees West twenty two poles to a stone pile and persimmontree. thence South three degrees east thirty six poles to a stake, thence South nineteen degrees West twenty nine poles to a stone pile, thence South thirty degrees East thirty five poles to the begining, To have and to hold the said parcel of Land with its appurtenancies to him the said Arthur and his Successors Proctors of the said University of Virginia to and for the use of the said University for ever, and the said John M Perry and Frances his wife for themselves, their heirs executors and administrators, the said forty eight and three fourths acres with its appurtenancies, to the said Arthur, and his successors proctors of the said University of Virginia and for the use of the said University do covenant that they will warrant and do warrant and will forever defend Witness the hands and names of the said John and Frances and their seals hereto set on the day and year within named.

Signed Sealed and delivered In presence of: John M. Perry {seal}, Frances T Perry {seal}, Matthew W Maury, Charles Stewart, Hugh Chisholm

Albemarle County towit

We Wm Woods3 and Charles Brown4 Justices of the peace in the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Frances Perry the wife of John M Perry, parties to a certain deed for the conveyance of real estate to Arthur S Brockenbrough Proctor of the University of Virginia bearing date the twenty fifth day of January 1820 and hereto annexed, personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid, and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband, and haveing the deed aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Frances Perry acknowledged the same to be her act and deed, and declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same, and that she wished not to retract it, Given under our hands and seals this 28th day of March 1820.

Wm Woods {seal}
Charles Brown {seal}

In the Office of the County Court of Albemarle the 10th day of June 1820

This Indenture was produced to me in said Office and acknowledged by John M Perry party thereto and thereupon the same together with the Certificate of the relinquishment of Dower of Mrs Frances Perry Wife of said John M Perry was admitted to record.

Teste

Ira Garrett DC