Virginia – Halifax County – Chisholm Info

Halifax Co Va map

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1752–Halifax County was created 27 February 1752 from Lunenburg County.

County seat: Halifax

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1752–Halifax County was created 27 February 1752 from Lunenburg County.

1752 – Halifax County added in Va, and Orange County in NC

1752 Virginia Counties:

1753 Aug 21 – John Chisum from Daniel Hamblin. Deed bk 1, p 44. Halifax Co, Va
… Between Daniel Hamblin of Amelia County of the one part and John Chisum of the same County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds … paid by the said John Chisum … confirm unto the said John Chisum … land containing 72 acres … in Halifax County on Staton River opposite to the Long Island on both sides of Strait Stone Creek being granted to him by patent baring date the 5th day of March 1747 and bounded … at a Elm on the said River …
Signed: Daniel Hamblen.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-BTH5?i=25&cat=406522

1753 Bedford and Prince Edward County, Va added:

1756 June 24 (entry made in book) – for John Chisum. Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia
John Chisum 400 acres on the upper side Straight Stone Creek between his own and Francis Lucks and Charles Dean’s lines.
… Also, 400 acres beginning where Edward Hubard’s line corners on Wood’s on the South side the North Fork of Straitstone running eastwardly.
… Also 400 acres begin on Garam Brown’s lower line on the South side Little Straitstone thence off Howard the Brance of Flyblow Creek.
… Also 400 acres begin at Shadrach Tribble’s corner white oak on the North side Little Straitstone Creek extending Southerly and joining John Vaughan and William Collins Transfer’d to William Collin’s JD.
Entries from an old record book of Drury Stith concerning land and property in Pittsylvania County, 1737-1770. p. 242.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-97FB-Z?i=321&cat=370417

1757 John Chisum, Land Grant, 400 ac. on Flyblow Creek. After 1767 land is in Pittsylvania Co. (Halifax Land Grants.)

1757 Apr 23 – John Chissum 400 acres. Survey book, v. 1 1751-1901. p 160. Halifax Co, Va.
Survey of property
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-9SLX-X?i=194&cat=367219

1757 survey of John Chisum 400 acres in Halifax Co Va

1757 survey of John Chisum 400 acres in Halifax Co Va

1760 June Ct. – Joshua POWEL, having profanely sworn 2 oaths in the presence of this Court, is fined and having also behaved contempuously, it is ordered he be committed to the prison untill he gives sufficient security for his good behavior for 1 whole year, whereupon, said POWEL gave bond in the sum of 50 pounds, and John LIGHT, Thomas FINNEY, John CHISUM & Ephiram HILL gave 25
pounds each to warrent that said POWEL be of good behavior for 1 whole year. Halifax Co, Va

1761 June Court – John Chisum for a Mill p. 239. Order Book 3 1759-1762. Halifax Co, Va
On the motion of John Chisum he hath leave to build a Water Grist Mill on Strait Stone Creek he being owner of the land on both sides the said Creek.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-195Z-8?i=141&cat=401169

1761 Nov Court – John Chisum v. James Hancock p. 359. Order Book 3 1759-1762. Halifax Co, Va
John Chisum, Plaintiff against James Hancock, Defendant} On a Petition
This day came the plaintiff by Paul Carrington his attorney and it appearing that the said Defendant hath been …. and he not appearing (altho solemnly called) the Plaintiff’s attorney produced the sd Defendant’s note of hand for 4 pounds 6 shillings therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant his debt afsd together with his costs by him about his suit in his behalf expended …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-1957-V?i=201&cat=401169

1761 John Chisum confirmed as executor of the will of John Harrison, Halifax Co. (Carrington, Hist.of Halifax Co.,p.30l. Torrance, Va.Wills & Administrations, p.196.)

1763 – Amelia County, Va – Tithes
James Chizum (In Halifax)
John Chizum (No effects)
A list of insolvents returned for H. Ward for the year 1763 (and the reason for being on the list or where removed to)

1763 Oct 13 – Zachariah Green to John Chisum, Deed bk 5, p 7. Halifax Co, Va
… between Zachariah Green of Carolina Province in the County of Cumberland of the one part and John Chisum of the Colony of Virginia and County of Amelia of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 45 pounds … confirm unto the said John Chisum … land … in Halifax County and on Stanton River opposit to the Long Island adj the land first surveyed and granted by patent to Joseph Collins … granted by patent to the said Zachariah Green …
Signed: Zachariah Green
Wit: Joseph Collins, James Collins, John Hurt.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-R3FH-D?i=268&cat=406522

1764 Poll & Tithable List. Halifax County, Va
James Chisum
Mr. Edward Booker’s List-1764 pg 390
Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll & Tithables List 1755-1780

1765 Mecklenburg and Charlotte Co, Va added:

1765 Poll & Tithable List. Halifax County, Va
John Chisum
Mr. Edward Booker’s List – 1765 pg 393
Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll & Tithables List 1755-1780

1767 Pittsylvania Co, Va added:

1767 May 20 – John Chisum to Francis Calloway, Deed bk 6, p 380. Halifax Co, Va.
… between John Chisum of Halifax County of the one part and Francis Calloway of Bedford County of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 25 pounds … confirm unto him the said Francis Calloway … land containing 13 acres … in Halifax County on the South side of Staunton River and on both sides of Straitstone Creek bounded … at an Elm on the River below the mouth of the said Creek … being part of a tract of 72 acres granted to Joseph Collins bearing date March 5, 1747 and by several conveyances conveyed to the said John Chisum
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Thomas Watkins, John Dyer, Francis Luck
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-5SGT-G?i=196&cat=406522

1767 June 1 – John Chisum and Eleanor his wife to John Dyer Sr, bk 1, p 63. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
… between John Chisum and Ellen his wife of the County of Pittsylvania on the one part and John Dyer Sr of the County of Halifax and Parish of Antrim of the other part … confirm unto John Dyer … land containing 50 acres … in the County of Pittsylvania an the South side of Stanton River in the Fork of the River and Straitstone … beginning at the mouth of the Creek Straitstone then up the Creek … to Calloway line …
Signed: John Chisum, Eleanor Chisum
Wit: Thomas Watkins, Thomas Tinsley, James Collins, Joshua Stevens, James Chisum, James Dyer Jr, Elisha Dyer.
(Ordered recorded 25 Sept 1767)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9RB-D3B6-H?i=42&cat=415497

1767 June 1 – John Chisum to James Chisum, bk 1, p 81. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
… between John Chisum of Pittsylvania County of the one part and James Chisum of the same County of the other part … in consideration of 50 pounds … paid by the afsd James Chisham … confirm unto the afsd James Chisham … land .. in Pittsylvania County afsd on the South side of Stanton River containing .. 150 acres …. part of 330 acres granted to Zachariah Green by patent bearing date at Williamsburgh the 10th day of August 1759 and by him conveyed to the said John Chisham and is bounded … on the River
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Thomas Watkins, James Collins, Thomas Tinsley, John Dyer, Joshua Stephens.
(Ordered recorded on Jan 22, 1768)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9RB-D3B7-J?i=51&cat=415497

1767 John Chisum sells a negro girl, Jean, to Yuille and Murdock. (Halifax Co. D.Bk.)

1768 Poll & Tithable List. Halifax County, Va
John Chisum
Walter Coles’ List – 1768 pg 409
Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll & Tithables List 1755-1780

1769 June Ct – Archibald Ingram & Co pltf v John Chisum deft } In Debt
… this suit be dismissed.
p. 105. Order bk 1. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-99CB-Z?i=71&cat=376738

1770 May Ct – John Tabb Exor of Thomas Tabb decd, pltf v John Chisum deft } In Debt
The Sheriff having returned the said Deft no inhabitant of this County, this suit abates.
p 207. Order bk 1. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-99ZB-1?i=122&cat=376738

1770 June 27 – John Chisum and James Chisum to John Fitz Patrick, bk 3, p 300. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
… between John Chisum and James Chisum of Halifax County of the one part and John Fitz Patrick of Bedford County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 220 pounds … confirm unto the said John F Patrick … land containing 400 acres … in the County of Pittsylvania on the South side of Stanton River opposit Randolphs long island and bounds … between the said John Chisum and John Dyer …
Signed: John Chisum, James Chisum
Wit: Elijah Chisum, John Estes
(Ordered recorded on June 24, 1773)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PX-GR5T?i=158&cat=415497

1770 Sept Ct – John Chisum pltf v James Parberry deft } On a Petition
… Deft being summoned and not appearing … pltf produced the said Defts note of hand for 3 pounds … judgment is therefore granted … with costs.
p 256. Order bk 1. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-99ZR-7?i=147&cat=376738

1770 Nov Court – James Chisum v Peter Royster p. 58. Ct Order Book 7 1770-1772. Halifax Co, Va.
James Chisum, Plaintiff against Peter Royster, Defendant} In case
The Parties having agreed ordered that this suit be dismissed.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3FX?i=43&cat=401169

1771 March 30 – James Chisum fr Joseph Lewis Deed bk 8, p 249. Halifax County, Va
… between Joseph Lewis of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the same county of the other part … in consideration of 30 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … on a Branch of Turable Creek known by the name of Grindstone Fork in the County of Halifax afsd containing … 100 acres … bounded … in Dudgens line … in Joneses line …
Signed: Joseph Lewis
Wit: James Bates, Samuel Bates, Fleming Bates Jr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-5SKW-T?i=692&cat=406522

1771 Aug Court – James Chisum from Joseph Lewis p 227. Ct Order Book 7 1770-1772. Halifax Co, Va.
A Deed with the endorsements thereon from Joseph Lewis to James Chisum were by the said Joseph acknowledged to be his several acts and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3YB?i=127&cat=401169

1773 Jan 28 – John Chisum from Gillington Deed bk 9, p 12. Halifax Co, Va.
… I Nicholas Gillington of Halifax County … for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto John Chisum and my daughter Ellener his wife, both of the County of Halifax and also for the other goods causes and considerations … confirm unto the said John Chisum all my goods chattles leases debts plate jewels etc and my other substance whatsoever moveable and immoveable of what kind … as well in my own custody or possession as in the possession hands power and custody of others … to have and hold all and singular … unto the said John Chisum … that I the said Nicholas Gillington have … to the said John Chisum …
Signed: Nicholas Gillentine
Wit: John Dyer, Cloe Chisum, Mary Ann Bryant, John Dyer Jr.
(Schedule is attached of items)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YSB1-N?i=17&cat=406522

1773 Feb Court – John Chisum and Eleanor his wife from Nicholas Gillington p. 11. Ct Order Book 8 1773-1774. Halifax Co, Va.
A Deed of Gift with a memorandum thereon from Nicholas Gillington to John Chisum and Eleanor his wife were proved to be the several acts and deeds of the said Nicholas and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3GZ?i=315&cat=401169

1777 Henry Co, Va added:

1777 August Court – James Chisum from Nelson, Order bk 9, p 231. Halifax County, Va.
… between John Wooton Nelson of the one part and James Chisum of the other were proved by the oaths of three of the subscribing witnesses thereto be the several accts and deed of the said John Wooton Nelson and the same were ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9WZ-N?i=139&cat=401169

1778 June 19 – Travis Guthry from John Chisum Deed bk 11, p 72. Halifax Co, Va
… between John Chisum of Amelia County of the one part and Travis Guthrey of Halifax County of the other part … the said John Chisum … in consideration of the sum of 75 pounds … sell and confirm unto Travis Guthery … land containing 130 acres … part of a patent of a greater quantity granted first to Edward Dean …. in Halifax County on the branches of Childress Creek and bounded … the lines of John Collier, Josephh Collier and a dividing line by a branch and from the mouth of the same … to the East line …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Joseph Collins, Joshua Eckhols, Charles Simmons, Zachariah Glass, John Piles.
(July 16, 1778 recorded)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1J-J?i=518&cat=406522

1779 March 17 – James Chisum to Chandler Deed bk 11, p 288. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Timothy Chandler of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the same County of the other part … the said Timothy Chandler for and in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds current money … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … in John Phelps line … on Nelson’s line … in said Chisum’s line … containing by estimation 35 acres …
Signed: Timothy Chandler
Wit: John Brown, William Chandler, Healy Shaw.
(Recorded June 17, 1779)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1H-5?i=627&cat=406522

1779 June Court – James Chisum from Chandler, Order bk 10, p 3. Halifax Co, Va
… An indenture of bargain and sale btw Timothy Chandler of the one part and James Chisum of the other was by the said Timothy ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97Y-N?i=250&cat=401169

1781 Greensville and Campbell Co, Va added:

1782 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm 1 free male, 2 slaves, 5 horses, 0 mules, 7 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS47-C?i=12&cat=776119

1782 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
James Chisum 1 free male, 3 horses, 8 cattle
Absalom Chisum 1 free male, 1 horse
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS4Q-J?i=13&cat=776119

1782 July 18 – James Chisum to James Phelps, Deed bk 12, p 255. Halifax Co, Va.
… between John Phelps of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the County afsd of the other art … in consideration of the sum of 20 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … in the County of Halifax containing … 100 acres being part of a greater tract received of William Jones wich said 100 acres is bounded …. in Jones’ old line …
Signed: John Phelps
Wit: Nimrod Farguson, William Royall, Joseph Collins
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-Y?i=157&cat=406522

1782 Nov Court – James Chisum fr John Phelps Order bk 10, p 307. Halifax Co, Va
… An indenture of bargain and sale btw John Phelps of the one part and James Chissum of the other was by the said John Ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97X-7?i=403&cat=401169

1783 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 3 slaves under 16, 5 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS47-R?i=25&cat=776119

1783 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
James Chissum – 1 tithe, 4 horses, 11 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS43-K?i=26&cat=776119

1783 Feb 21 – Adam Chisholm fr Benjamin Vaughan, Deed bk 12, p 335. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Benjamin Vaughan late of the Parish of Antrim and County of Halfix of the one part and Adam Chisholm of the parish and County aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of __ thousand five hundred pounds … to the said Benjamin Vaughan in hand paid by the said Adam Chisholm … discharge unto the said Adam Chisholm … land situate lying and being in the Parish and County afsd on both sides of the Upper Fork of Terrible Creek containing by estimation 100 acres … purchased by the said Benjamin Vaughan of Thomas Elliott being part of 800 acres land surveyed for Richard Echols in two surveys and granted unto Anthony Griffin by letters patent … the 16th day of August 1756 … bounded by the lines and adjoining the lands of James McCraw, William Green, William Robertson, Fontaines ___ and John Phelps …
Signed: Ben. Vaughan
Wit: James McCraw, John Murphey, William Maxey, Edward Wells.
(Proved and ordered to be recorded on July 17, 1783)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-L?i=197&cat=406522

1783 May Court – Estate of Thomas Finney.
In obedence to the worshipfull Court of Halifax – February Court 1783) W the subscribers being first sworn hath apprais’d the within Estate of of Thomas Finneas in manner as followeth.
Adam Chisholm, Christopher Roberson, William Gates
The appraisment of Thomas Finneys Estate. Vis.
To 2 horses …. 7.10…
To 12 neet cattle …. 15.5…
To 3 Bells …. 7….6
To Hammers etc …. …2.6
To a pasel of peuter …. 6….
To a pasel of old iron …. 18….
To 1 pot and hooks …. 4….
To 1 saddle & leather …. 12….
To Churn …. 0.4…
To beds firnuter & waring cloths …. 5….
To 5 houghs …. 2.4…
To a pasel of old casks …. 13.6
To one wheel & chest …. 12….
To 6 Hougs …. 4.10…
To one vuale …. …..4
To 2 rawhides …. ..12..
To one gun …. ..15..
At a Court held for Halifax County the 15th day of May 1783 this Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Thos. Finney deceased was returned & the same was ordered to be recorded. Test Geo. Carrington, CHC
Will Book No. 2, With Inventories Accounts Etc. 1783-1792. p. 5. Halifax County, Va
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1783 July Court – Adam Chisholm v Vaughan Order bk 10, p 360. Halifax Co, Va
… A deed from Benjamin Vaughan to Adam Chisholm was proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said Benjamin and the same is ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T979-G?i=430&cat=401169

1784 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm, David Chisholm, Duke – 2 tithes, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS43-N?i=60&cat=776119

1784 July 25 – Last Will and Testament of Thomas Farnbrough.
-son Thomas Farnbrough –
-son Anderson Farnborough –
-dau Salley –
-son William –
-wife Mary –
Executrix/Executor – wife Mary, son William
Wits: Adam Chisholm, Drucilla Phelps, John Phelps, William Gates, Chisley Gates, Dulender Buckner.
(Proved up in Halifax County on 25th Sept 1791 by Mary & William Farnbrough)
Bond with Henry Bass and George Robertson their securities according to law
Will Book No. 2, With Inventories Accounts Etc. 1783-1792. p. 465. Halifax County, Va
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1784 Aug 1 – James Chisum from James Bates Deed bk 13, p 104. Halifax Co, Va
… between James Bates of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the said County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 77 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … on the branches of North Fork of Terrible Creek in the County of Halifax afsd containing by estimation 154 acres …. bounded by the lines of John Phelps the said Chisum and John Brown … line between the said Chisum and said James Bates …..
Signed: James Bates
(Oct 21, 1784 proven up and ordered to be recorded)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49ZK-Y?i=307&cat=406522

1784 Oct Court – James Chissum from James Bates, Order bk 11, p 139. Halifax Co, Va.
… An indenture of bargain and sale between James Bates of the one part and James Chisum of the other was by the said Bates ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9QB-F?i=543&cat=401169

1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Adam Chisholm – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave under 16, 3 horses, 8 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS4S-M?i=73&cat=776119

1785 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
David Chishum – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses, 2 cattle
James Chism – 1 tithe, 5 horses, 9 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS4M-B?i=74&cat=776119

1785 A List of White Persons and Houses taken in the County of Halifax County, Virginia in 1785
Adam Chisholm, whites 7, dwelling house log wall 24 by 16, Barn 20 by 20, Cabbins 5.
https://archive.org/details/southsidevirgini4198586/page/58/mode/2up?q=Chis&view=theater

1785 June Ct – John Chisham pltf v John Lumpkin deft } In Debt
… came as will the Pltf by his attorney as the said deft … saith that he cannot deny the action of the said Plaintiff thereof against him nor but that he doth owe to him the said Plaintiff the sum of 50 pounds … the Plaintiff recover against the said defendant his debt by the deft …. with legal interest thereon from the 20th day of March … 1782 until payment … with costs.
p 199 (201 in book). Order bk 5. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SQJ7?i=398&cat=376738

1785 Oct 25 – Marriage of Edmund Chisum to Polly Chandler in Halifax Co, Va
Name: Edmund Chisum
Spouse: Polly Chandler
Marriage Date: 25 Oct 1785
Marriage Location: Halifax County, Virginia
Dodd, Jordan. Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3002&h=117230&tid=&pid=&queryId=07f1bb45c58919659ec2b54148335b12&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wfp1046&_phstart=successSource

1786 Franklin Co, Va added:

1786 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va
Barbara Chisum (widow) (no tithes), 3 horses, 9 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PS4M-9?i=87&cat=776119
(No other Chisholms listed for 1786)

1786 Feb 14 Henry Barnes from Adam Chizholm & Bartlet Gwinn, Deed bk 14, p 535. Halifax Co, Va
… between Adam Chizholm and Bartlet Gwin of the one part and Henry Barnes of the other … in consideration of the sum of 125 pounds … to the said Adam Chizholm and Bartlett Gwinn … confirm unto the said Henry Barnes .. land whereon the said Adam Chizholm now lives and which he purchased of Benjamin Vaughan by Deed … containing by estimation 100 acres … bounded by the lines of James McCraw, John Coleman (formerly Fountain), William Robertson, and the sd Gwin … also one other divident of land containing by estimation 13 acres be the same more or less (being part of a larger tract of land granted unto the said Bartlett Gwinn by patent) adjoining to the former tract or dividend on the Northwest part thereof and bounded by William Robertsons lines on the West and along the said lines to the first branch … to the said Chizholms line … with all singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Henry Barnes his heirs and assigns forever …
Signed: Adam Chisholm, Bartlett Gwinn
Wit: James McCraw & Chisom, William P Green, William Robertson, John Bailey
(as to Chisholm
Almond Gwinn & Bartlett
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-SQRK?i=275&cat=406522

1786 June Court – Rebecca Chissom admx of estate of James Chissom extr admr granted, Order bk 11, p 474. Halifax Co, Va.
… On the motion of Rebecca Chissom administration of the estate of James Chissom is granted her she having taken the oath and entered into bond and security according to law.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9W1-B?i=678&cat=401169

1786 June Court – James Chissom’s estate to be appd Order bk 11, p 474. Halifax Co, Va.
… George Nubil, Thomas Fergusson, Thomas Ker, and Edward Murphy or any three of them being first sworne are appointed to appraise the Estate of James Chissom deceased.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9W1-B?i=678&cat=401169

1786 Aug Ct – John Chisham plaintiff v John Lumkin defendant } Upon a Writ of Scire Facias
The Deft being dully warned on the Motion of the Pltf by his atty it is considered by the Ct that the pltf may have execution against the said defendant for 50 pounds with legal interest thereon from March 20, 1782 till payment, also 270 pounds of Tobo. and 15 shillings costs …
Order Book 3. p. 54 Pittsylvania County, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-99Z5-R?i=521&cat=376738

1786 Oct Term – Will/Probate, Book 2, p. 223 – James Chisum decd inventory of estate. Halifax Co, Va
… 105.8.3 total – items
Signed: George Newbill, Thomas Farguson, Thomas Carr
Returned and recorded on Nov 16, 1786.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-33D5?i=546&cat=417646

1786 Nov Court – James Chisum inventory Order bk 12, p 31. Halifax Co, Va.
… Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Chissum decd was returned and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C37S-T3QJ-N?i=35&cat=401169

1787 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va (alpha lists)
Edmund Chisum – 1 tithe, 1 horse, 1 cattle
Barbara Chisum – no tithes, 1 slave under 24, 3 horses, 11 cattle
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PSW1-P?i=110&cat=776119

1787 March Ct – John Chism v Georg Southerland.
Motion of John Chisum … that legal notices had been given to George Southerland on his replevin bond as security for Robert Lumpkin, judgment is therfore granted … for 68 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence with legal interest … from the 26th day of August …. 1786 till payment … with the costs.
p. 415. Order bk 5. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SQFZ?i=506&cat=376738

1788 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va (alpha lists)
Barbara Chisum no tithes, 1 slave, 4 horses
Edmund Chisum 1 tithe, 1 horse
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PSWR-2?i=169&cat=776119

1789 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va (alpha lists)
Barbara Chisum – 1 slave, 5 horses
Edmund Chisum – 1 tithe, 2 horses
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PSWK-B?i=234&cat=776119

1790 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va (alpha lists)
Barbara Chissum – no tithes, 2 horses
Edmund Chissum – 1 tithe, 2 horses
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PSWV-B?i=345&cat=776119

1791 Personal Property Tax List – Halifax Co, Va (alpha lists)
Edmund Chissum 2 tithes, 3 horses
Barbara Chissum no tithes, 2 horses
Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQK-PSWJ-S?i=379&cat=776119

1803 040 John Brown Sr v John Chisum, Halifax Co, Va
1803 Jan 24 (Image 2) … (Petition of John Brown Sr) … Humbly complainting shewth unto your worships your orator John Brown that some time ago a judgment was rendered in this Court against him in favor of John Chisum for about the sum of 55 and costs in an action of assault and battery … after the sd was tryed the said Chissum’s witness being indebted to your orator on agreement … between your orator the said Chissum who is made defendant hereto and his witness that the witnesses were to … letter with your orator for their claims for attending as witnesses that your orator was to be credited by the Defendant for that amt and that the Deft agreed positively not to issue an execution against … to come to your orator and have a little mini with having any more cost incurred. Your orator further alledges that the Defendant is also indebted to him the sum of 3.3 pounds with near 12 months interest due thereon as will appear by referring to a bond assigned to your orator by Williamson Younger and made part of this bill. … that although the witnesses of the Deft have no claims against him, although he is indebted to your orator as aforesaid, and although he made the positive agreement as before stated yet contrary to every principle of equity and justica and in violation of his word and
(Image 3) … agreement he has issued and execution against your orator’s property which has been levyed… and an award of execution adjudged … all which fraudulent steps taken by the Deft has swelled the demand against your orator to the amount of upwards of 8 pounds which your orator will be unjustly compelled to pay … (asks for an injunction) …
Signed: John Brown.
(Image 4) 1803 March 29 … (Answer of John Chissum) … to a Bill in Chancery exhibited against him in Halifax Court by John Brown … sayeth that he utterly denies that any such agreement as that alleged in the Bill to have been made … as to the note of this deft to Williamson Younger, it is not denied that the sum of 3.3.7 was justly due from this deft to the said Younger at the time when the said bond was executed and that the same has never been paid, but this defendant avers that the first information which he ever received of the assignment of the said bone was since the injunction was obtained … altho there is no date to the said assignment, which indeed appears to have been omitted on purpose … this deft can prove that the said assignment was made since the execution issued and the said bond urchased by the complainant for the speculating purpose of setting it up as a credit against the said execution ….
Signed: John Chisum.
(Image 9) … 1803 Aug 24 … (Deposition of Edmund Chisum) … Edmund Chisum of lawful age and being first sworn … deposeth … John Chisum paid him as a witness attending as a witness in a suit between said Chisum and John Brown for assault and battery determined … court 1802 that this defendant was not indebted to said Brown as mentioned in said Browns bill and further saith not. Signed: Edmund Chisum.
Virginia Chancery Index Online. https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1806 May 8 – Halifax County, Virginia – Chancery Court Case 1806-022 – Virginia Chancery Index.
Tucker v. Nance etc, Halifax County, Virginia (Affidavit of James Chisum – image 30 in case file).
The affidavit of James Chisum … Injunction in Chancery … whereof Edmund Tucker is Plaintiff and Zacheriah Nanch & Elias Palmer etc are defendants he being of lawful age and duly sworn saith –
That the mare Enoch Tucker swoped with Zachariah Nance was always called the property of the said Enoch, that after the mare was stolen and carrier to South Carolina and information being had that it was the same mare, the said Edmund Tucker in the presence of this deponent told the said Enock that if he would go to South Carolina and get the mare, that she should be his right and property that the said Enock did go to South Carolina and got the said mare. This deponent saith that 12 months before the swope took place or thereabouts he was present when Zacheriah Nance offered to purchase the aforesaid mare of Edmund Tucker, when Enock Tucker his son objected to the sale unless his father would give him a … colt that he the said Edmund then had and now holds which this deponent understood prevent the trade between Nance and Tucker and further saith not. Certified by me this 8th day of May 1806. M. Spragins.
https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1816 Apr 15 – James Chissum fr Henry E Coleman, etal, bk 20, p 6. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1819 Aug 14 – depositions of Joannah Chisum and James Chisum in Halifax County, Virginia
Joannah Chissum being next sworn deposeth and sayeth that she was a subscribing witness to a deed for the conveyance of some land from James Newbill to William Petty & at the time the deed was sighed, she saw Petty pay the said James Newbill a sum of money, the amount not recollected & further this deponant sayeth not.
Signed: Joannah Chissum
….
James Chissum being next sworn deposeth and sayeth that some short time before the death of George Newbill he heard him the said George Newbill say that he thought William Petty was very neglectfull relative to a right to a certain peace of land sold him by his late Father James Newbill & whether the said Petty had paid the full amt. for it or not. He the said George Newbill was ready and willing to make him a right to it at any time & further this deponant sayeth not.
Signed: James Chisum.
1820 047 Petty v. Bomar etc w James Chisum and wife Joannah affid image 15 Halifax Co, Va
https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1819 Oct 18 – James Chissum to Abraham Sydnor, trust, bk 22, p 423. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1820 US Census Halifax, VA Name: John Chism
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons – Under 16: 8
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 13
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 13
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia; Page: 84; NARA Roll: M33_131; Image: 101
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/146826:7734?_phsrc=wfp932&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=21&queryId=84bdc04dc6ec62003ab1d3aae83518e3

1821 July Court – (Image 6) – Halifax County. Thomas Davenport & Samuel S Harrison late merchants and partners trading under the firm of Davenport & Harrison v. Robert Claybrook, Henry E Coleman Shff of Halifax, John Chissum & Jones } In Chancery
… The Defendants John Chissum and Henry E Coleman Sheriff of Halifax having been duly served with the subpoena in this cause and not having filed their answer within three months after the filing thereof – the Court on motion of the Plaintiffs by their council takes the same for confessed and will at a future day proceed to decree the matter thereof accordingly unless the said Defendants shall at the next Court after having been served with a copy thereof shew cause to the contrary. Teste Samuel Williams, CHC.
1825 006 Halifax Co, Virginia – Davenport & Harrison v. Robert Claybrook, etal, Chancery Cause.
Virginia Chancery Index Online  https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1823 June 16 – James Chisum to Abraham Sydnor, trust, bk 25, p 390. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1826 Nov 23 (Image 8) … Affidavit of Chany Chissum of lawful age taken before Robert Hurt at the Store House of Joseph Crews in the County of Halifax and State of Virginia … in which Welcome Seamore is plaintiff and Lemuel Brown is defendant … states that she was at Lemuel Brown’s some time about 12 months previous to a sale made by said Brown of a negro boy Syhan to Welcome Seamore and that she discovered a lump or knot upon the neck of said boy, about the size of the end of her thumb, and further this affiant does not say. Signed: Chany Chissum.
1831 014 Chancery Case: Welcome Seymore v Lemuel Brown.
Virginia Chancery Index  https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1828 Jan 21 – James Chissum to James Conway, bk 29, p 345. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1828 Sept 29 – James Chissum and Joanna his wife to James M Conway, bk 30, p 319. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1830 US Census – Name: John Chisum
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Halifax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
Year: 1830; Census Place: Halifax, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 192; Page: 378; Family History Library Film: 0029671
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/858383:8058?_phsrc=Aea1288&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=4&queryId=8a5da0910019ab697a16afa83db15008

1830 US Census – Name: [John Chisum]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Halifax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3
Year: 1830; Census Place: Halifax, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 192; Page: 376; Family History Library Film: 0029671
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/858338:8058?_phsrc=Aea1288&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=5&queryId=8a5da0910019ab697a16afa83db15008

1830 US Census – Name: James Chisam
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Pittsylvania, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 80 thru 89: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
Year: 1830; Census Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 201; Page: 376; Family History Library Film: 0029680
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/956338:8058?_phsrc=Aea1288&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=6&queryId=8a5da0910019ab697a16afa83db15008

1832 Nov 5 – John Chism to Barnett Graham trust. Bk 34, p 175. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1840 US Census – Name: Rebecca Chism
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): North District, Halifax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
Year: 1840; Census Place: North District, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 560; Page: 11; Family History Library Film: 0029687
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/3492056:8057?_phsrc=Aea1283&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=1&queryId=cd13a0d192bffdecfe58e043d4d2ebae

1840 US Census – Name: William R Chism
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): South District, Halifax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3
Year: 1840; Census Place: South District, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 560; Page: 63; Family History Library Film: 0029687
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/3493319:8057?_phsrc=Aea1283&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=2&queryId=cd13a0d192bffdecfe58e043d4d2ebae

1840 US Census – Name: [James Chisum]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): North District, Halifax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 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, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
Year: 1840; Census Place: North District, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 560; Page: 8; Family History Library Film: 0029687
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/3491983:8057?_phsrc=Aea1283&_phstart=successSource&gsln=Chism&ml_rpos=8&queryId=cd13a0d192bffdecfe58e043d4d2ebae

1847 June 7 – (Petition for Division of Estate) (Image 2) … Your orator and oratrix James Chism and Joanna his wife, that Milley Petty the mother of your oratrix died some time in the year ____ seized and possessed in fee simple of a tract of land lying in the County of Halifax on the Waters of Terrible Creek and also some small personal estate, and some money due her. That said Milly died intestate and her son James Petty became her admin. The said land was willed to her by her father John Phelps as will fully appear by the said will lnow of record in the Clerk’s office of Halifax … That her husband William Petty died many years before the said Milly. The children of the said Milly are your oratrix the said Jaes Petty, Zebedee Petty, and Elizabeth Brown who are her heirs and next of kin and entitled to a division of said land and a distribution of her personal estate which has not as yet been done. In tinder consideration … your orator and oratrix ….. they pray that the said James Petty individually and as admr of Milly Petty decd, Zebedee Petty, and Elizabeth Brown may be made defendants to this bill and required to answer the allegations thereof: that the court may decree a division of the said land among the heirs of the said Milly Petty: That the said James Petty may settle his account as admr of Milly Petty, and a distribution of the surlus of the personal estate and money be decreed also – that the court may grant unto your orator and oratrix all other and further relief necessary to their case …
1852 0181 CC Halifax County – Chancery Causes: James Chism and wife v James Petty admr of Milly Petty, etc, No. 018.
Virginia Chancery Index Online  https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1850 US Census – Name: James Chissum
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Northern District, Halifax, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Overseer
Industry: Industry Not Reported
Line Number: 1
Dwelling Number: 451
Family Number: 454
Household Members Age
James Chissum 40
Catharine Chissum 38
William P Chissum 12
Mildred A Chissum 11
John A Chissum 10
James E Chissum 7
Elizabeth F Chissum 9
Henry C Chissum 5
Mary V Chissum 2
Agness C Chissum 0
Year: 1850; Census Place: Northern District, Halifax, Virginia; Roll: 948; Page: 29b
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/15097477:8054

1850 US Census – Name: John Chism
Gender: Male
Age: 82
Birth Year: abt 1768
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA
Occupation: None
Industry: Non-Industrial Response
Line Number: 1
Dwelling Number: 1351
Family Number: 1351
Household Members Age
John Chism 82
Joeanna Chism 75
William P Chism 38
Nancy P Chism 30
Year: 1850; Census Place: Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; Roll: 968; Page: 158a
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/15433876:8054

1860 US Census – Name: James Chism
Age: 90. Birth Year: abt 1770
Gender: Male Birth Place: Virginia
Home in 1860: Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia
Post Office: Chatham
Dwelling Number: 796
Family Number: 796
Occupation: None
Household Members Age
Moses Shelton 64
Jane Shelton 64
George Shelton 24
William Shelton 20
Robert Shelton 18
Mary Shelton 14
James Chism 90
Nannie Chism 30
Year: 1860; Census Place: Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; Roll: M653_1370; Page: 462; Family History Library Film: 805370
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/34096303:7667?tid=&pid=&queryId=6b8dac29ab01d94c281f808b41244e9f&_phsrc=vgK3395&_phstart=successSource

1860 Jan 11 – George W Chism and wife Mary to Rosa Ferguson gift, bk 59, p 15. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1880 May 3 – Thomas F Chism and William A Chism to J W Randolph & wife, lien vendors, bk 75, p 436. Pittsylvania County, Virginia

(Deeds continue for Chism/Chisum’s from 1882 to 1886 in Pittsylvania Co, Va)

Halifax County, Va – Chisholm Notes

COURT ORDER BOOKS

Book 1 1752-1755
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-598W-6?i=6&cat=401169

(Index is incomplete – no Chisholms in the C part – but not complete)

Book 2 1755-1759
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-598K-X?i=275&cat=401169

(No Chisholms in the C index)

Book 3 1759-1762
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-19PR-S?i=6&cat=401169

1761 June Court – John Chisum for a Mill p. 239. Order Book 3 1759-1762. Halifax Co, Va
On the motion of John Chisum he hath leave to build a Water Grist Mill on Strait Stone Creek he being owner of the land on both sides the said Creek.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-195Z-8?i=141&cat=401169

1761 Nov Court – John Chisum v. James Hancock p. 359. Order Book 3 1759-1762. Halifax Co, Va
John Chisum, Plaintiff against James Hancock, Defendant} On a Petition
This day came the plaintiff by Paul Carrington his attorney and it appearing that the said Defendant hath been …. and he not appearing (altho solemnly called) the Plaintiff’s attorney produced the sd Defendant’s note of hand for 4 pounds 6 shillings therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant his debt afsd together with his costs by him about his suit in his behalf expended …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-1957-V?i=201&cat=401169

Book 4 1763-1764
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-1959-3?i=303&cat=401169

(No Chisholms in C Index)

Book 5 1764-1767
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99FT-Q?i=7&cat=401169

(No Chisholms in C index)

Book 6 1767-1770
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99XG-K?i=296&cat=401169

(No Chisholms in C index)

Book 7 1770-1772
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3DT?i=6&cat=401169

1770 Nov Court – James Chisum v Peter Royster p. 58. Ct Order Book 7 1770-1772. Halifax Co, Va.
James Chisum, Plaintiff against Peter Royster, Defendant} In case
The Parties having agreed ordered that this suit be dismissed.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3FX?i=43&cat=401169

1771 Aug Court – James Chisum from Joseph Lewis p 227. Ct Order Book 7 1770-1772. Halifax Co, Va.
A Deed with the endorsements thereon from Joseph Lewis to James Chisum were by the said Joseph acknowledged to be his several acts and Deed and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3YB?i=127&cat=401169

Book 8 1773-1774
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3JJ?i=297&cat=401169

1773 Feb Court – John Chisum and Eleanor his wife from Nicholas Gillington p. 11. Ct Order Book 8 1773-1774. Halifax Co, Va.
A Deed of Gift with a memorandum thereon from Nicholas Gillington to John Chisum and Eleanor his wife were proved to be the several acts and deeds of the said Nicholas and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-3GZ?i=315&cat=401169

Book 9 1774-1779
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9WV-J?i=6&cat=401169

1777 August Court – James Chisum from Nelson, Order bk 9, p 231. Halifax County, Va.
… between John Wooton Nelson of the one part and James Chisum of the other were proved by the oaths of three of the subscribing witnesses thereto be the several accts and deed of the said John Wooton Nelson and the same were ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9WZ-N?i=139&cat=401169

Book 10 1779-1783
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9WM-8?i=240&cat=401169

1779 June Court – James Chisum from Chandler, Order bk 10, p 3. Halifax Co, Va
… An indenture of bargain and sale btw Timothy Chandler of the one part and James Chisum of the other was by the said Timothy ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97Y-N?i=250&cat=401169

1782 Nov Court – James Chisum fr Phelps Order bk 10, p 307. Halifax Co, Va
… An indenture of bargain and sale btw John Phelps of the one part and James Chissum of the other was by the said John Ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97X-7?i=403&cat=401169

1783 July Court – Adam Chisholm v Vaughan Order bk 10, p 360. Halifax Co, Va
… A deed from Benjamin Vaughan to Adam Chisholm was proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said Benjamin and the same is ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T979-G?i=430&cat=401169

Book 11 1783-1786
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97W-Y?i=460&cat=401169

1784 Oct Court – James Chissum from James Bates, Order bk 11, p 139. Halifax Co, Va.
… An indenture of bargain and sale between James Bates of the one part and James Chisum of the other was by the said Bates ack to be his act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9QB-F?i=543&cat=401169

Book 12 1786-1788
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C37S-T3WX-F?i=6&cat=401169

1786 Nov Court – James Chisum inventory Order bk 12, p 31. Halifax Co, Va.
… Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Chissum decd was returned and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C37S-T3QJ-N?i=35&cat=401169

Deed Book

1753 Aug 21 – John Chisum from Daniel Hamblin. Deed bk 1, p 44. Halifax Co, Va
… Between Daniel Hamblin of Amelia County of the one part and John Chisum of the same County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds … paid by the said John Chisum … confirm unto the said John Chisum … land containing 72 acres … in Halifax County on Staton River opposite to the Long Island on both sides of Strait Stone Creek being granted to him by patent baring date the 5th day of March 1747 and bounded … at a Elm on the said River …
Signed: Daniel Hamblen.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-BTH5?i=25&cat=406522

1763 Oct 13 – Zachariah Green to John Chisum, Deed bk 5, p 7. Halifax Co, Va
… between Zachariah Green of Carolina Province in the County of Cumberland of the one part and John Chisum of the Colony of Virginia and County of Amelia of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 45 pounds … confirm unto the said John Chisum … land … in Halifax County and on Stanton River opposit to the Long Island adj the land first surveyed and granted by patent to Joseph Collins … granted by patent to the said Zachariah Green …
Signed: Zachariah Green
Wit: Joseph Collins, James Collins, John Hurt.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-R3FH-D?i=268&cat=406522

1767 May 20 – John Chisum to Francis Calloway, Deed bk 6, p 380. Halifax Co, Va.
… between John Chisum of Halifax County of the one part and Francis Calloway of Bedford County of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 25 pounds … confirm unto him the said Francis Calloway … land containing 13 acres … in Halifax County on the South side of Staunton River and on both sides of Straitstone Creek bounded … at an Elm on the River below the mouth of the said Creek … being part of a tract of 72 acres granted to Joseph Collins bearing date March 5, 1747 and by several conveyances conveyed to the said John Chisum …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Thomas Watkins, John Dyer, Francis Luck
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-5SGT-G?i=196&cat=406522

Deed Bk 8

1771 March 30 – Chisum fr Lewis Deed bk 8, p 249. Halifax County, Va
… between Joseph Lewis of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the same county of the other part … in consideration of 30 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … on a Branch of Turable Creek known by the name of Grindstone Fork in the County of Halifax afsd containing … 100 acres … bounded … in Dudgens line … in Joneses line …
Signed: Joseph Lewis
Wit: James Bates, Samuel Bates, Fleming Bates Jr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-5SKW-T?i=692&cat=406522

Deed Bk 9
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS19-C?i=6&cat=406522

1773 Jan 28 – John Chisum from Gillington Deed bk 9, p 12. Halifax Co, Va.
… I Nicholas Gillington of Halifax County … for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto John Chisum and my daughter Ellener his wife, both of the County of Halifax and also for the other goods causes and considerations … confirm unto the said John Chisum all my goods chattles leases debts plate jewels etc and my other substance whatsoever moveable and immoveable of what kind … as well in my own custody or possession as in the possession hands power and custody of others … to have and hold all and singular … unto the said John Chisum … that I the said Nicholas Gillington have … to the said John Chisum …
Signed: Nicholas Gillentine
Wit: John Dyer, Cloe Chisum, Mary Ann Bryant, John Dyer Jr.
(Schedule is attached of items)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YSB1-N?i=17&cat=406522

Deed bk 10
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Deed bk 11
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1G-C?i=477&cat=406522

1778 June 19 – Travis Guthry from John Chisum Deed bk 11, p 72. Halifax Co, Va
… between John Chisum of Amelia County of the one part and Travis Guthrey of Halifax County of the other part … the said John Chisum … in consideration of the sum of 75 pounds … sell and confirm unto Travis Guthery … land containing 130 acres … part of a patent of a greater quantity granted first to Edward Dean …. in Halifax County on the branches of Childress Creek and bounded … the lines of John Collier, Josephh Collier and a dividing line by a branch and from the mouth of the same … to the East line …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: Joseph Collins, Joshua Eckhols, Charles Simmons, Zachariah Glass, John Piles.
(July 16, 1778 recorded)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1J-J?i=518&cat=406522

Johnston fr Walton bk 11, p 115

1779 March 17 – James Chisum to Chandler Deed bk 11, p 288. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Timothy Chandler of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the same County of the other part … the said Timothy Chandler for and in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds current money … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … in John Phelps line … on Nelson’s line … in said Chisum’s line … containing by estimation 35 acres …
Signed: Timothy Chandler
Wit: John Brown, William Chandler, Healy Shaw.
(Recorded June 17, 1779)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1H-5?i=627&cat=406522

Deed Bk 12

1782 July 18 – James Chisum to James Phelps, Deed bk 12, p 255. Halifax Co, Va.
… between John Phelps of the County of Halifax of the one part and James Chisum of the County afsd of the other art … in consideration of the sum of 20 pounds … confirm unto the said James Chisum … land … in the County of Halifax containing … 100 acres being part of a greater tract received of William Jones wich said 100 acres is bounded …. in Jones’ old line …
Signed: John Phelps
Wit: Nimrod Farguson, William Royall, Joseph Collins
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-Y?i=157&cat=406522

Cheatham fr Bates, Deed bk 12, p 290

1783 Feb 21 – Adam Chisholm fr Benjamin Vaughan, Deed bk 12, p 335. Halifax Co, Va.
… between Benjamin Vaughan late of the Parish of Antrim and County of Halfix of the one part and Adam Chisholm of the parish and County aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of __ thousand five hundred pounds … to the said Benjamin Vaughan in hand paid by the said Adam Chisholm … discharge unto the said Adam Chisholm … land situate lying and being in the Parish and County afsd on both sides of the Upper Fork of Terrible Creek containing by estimation 100 acres … purchased by the said Benjamin Vaughan of Thomas Elliott being part of 800 acres land surveyed for Richard Echols in two surveys and granted unto Anthony Griffin by letters patent … the 16th day of August 1756 … bounded by the lines and adjoining the lands of James McCraw, William Green, William Robertson, Fontaines ___ and John Phelps …
Signed: Ben. Vaughan
Wit: James McCraw, John Murphey, William Maxey, Edward Wells.
(Proved and ordered to be recorded on July 17, 1783)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49CT-L?i=197&cat=406522

Deed Bk 13
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49ZP-N?i=252&cat=406522

Lamkin frm Crenshaw bk 13, p 306

Stephen Watson fr Robert Childers p. 394
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49ZC-W?i=454&cat=406522

Deed Bk 14
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-S3VV?i=6&cat=406522

1786 Feb 14 Henry Barnes from Adam Chizholm & Bartlet Gwinn, Deed bk 14, p 535. Halifax Co, Va
… between Adam Chizholm and Bartlet Gwin of the one part and Henry Barnes of the other … in consideration of the sum of 125 pounds … to the said Adam Chizholm and Bartlett Gwinn … confirm unto the said Henry Barnes .. land whereon the said Adam Chizholm now lives and which he purchased of Benjamin Vaughan by Deed … containing by estimation 100 acres … bounded by the lines of James McCraw, John Coleman (formerly Fountain), William Robertson, and the sd Gwin … also one other divident of land containing by estimation 13 acres be the same more or less (being part of a larger tract of land granted unto the said Bartlett Gwinn by patent) adjoining to the former tract or dividend on the Northwest part thereof and bounded by William Robertsons lines on the West and along the said lines to the first branch … to the said Chizholms line … with all singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Henry Barnes his heirs and assigns forever …
Signed: Adam Chisholm, Bartlett Gwinn
Wit: James McCraw & Chisom, William P Green, William Robertson, John Bailey
(as to Chisholm
Almond Gwinn & Bartlett
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-SQRK?i=275&cat=406522

HALIFAX CO, VA Research Info

FamilySearch.org wiki page for Halifax Co, Va:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Halifax_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

FamilySearch.org catalogue page for Halifax Co, Va:   https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AVirginia%20%2Bsubject%3AHalifax

Halifax County, Virginia – Familysearch notes
Catalogue: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AVirginia%20%2Bsubject%3AHalifax&subjectsOpen=598680-50

Plea, minute and order books, 1752-1902 ; general indexes, 1752-1900
Author: Virginia. County Court (Halifax County)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/401169?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Halifax Co, Va. Plea (order) books, v. 9-11 1774-1786

Book 9
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9WV-J?i=6&cat=401169

Book 10
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T9WM-8?i=240&cat=401169

Book 11
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-T97W-Y?i=460&cat=401169

Book 12
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C37S-T3WX-F?i=6&cat=401169

Order books, 1809-1831 ; general indexes, 1752-1900
Author: Virginia. Superior Court of Law (Halifax County)

Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia, vestry book, 1752-1817
Author: Antrim Parish (Halifax County, Virginia : Episcopal)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/375951?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Survey and plat books, 1746-1901, 1975-1976; general indexes, 1747-1966
Author: Halifax County (Virginia). County Surveyor
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/367219?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Will books, 1753-1903; general indexes, 1752-1949
Author: Virginia. County Court (Halifax County)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/417646?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Deed books, 1752-1900; general indexes to deeds, 1752-1928
Author: Virginia. County Court (Halifax County)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/406522?availability=Family%20History%20Library

DEEDS, Halifax Co, Va

Book 9
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS19-C?i=6&cat=406522

Book 10
Index: (no index)(need to review)

Book 11
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-YS1G-C?i=477&cat=406522

Book 12
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49ZD-W?i=5&cat=406522

Book 13
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49ZL-M?i=250&cat=406522
(C’s missing from index)(Reviewed page by page for titles of transactions)

Halifax Co, Va – Taxes:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/776119?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Personal property tax lists, 1782-1799: https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007849129?i=13&cat=776119

Pittsylvania County, Va Deeds
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PF-4S3T?i=126&cat=415497

Entries from an old record book of Drury Stith concerning land and property in Pittsylvania County, 1737-1770
Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-976W-H?i=197&cat=370417