Virginia – Orange County – Chisholm Info

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Orange Co Va map

Family Search Wiki page for Orange: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Orange_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

Family Search Catalogue page for Orange: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=190631&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Virginia%2C%20Orange%22

Orange County was created 1 February 1734 from Spotsylvania County.
County seat: Orange

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Pages for Chisholm individuals:  

Three Part Investigation into the Chisholm/Chisum Family out of Orange County, Virginia: “Barren county Kentucky’s Mill Creek Chism Family & Their Virginian Ancestors Parts 1 – 3”: 

Barren county Kentuckys Mill Creek Chism Family & Their Virginia pt 1

Barren county Kentuckys Mill Creek Chism Family & Their Virginia pt 2

Barren county Kentuckys Mill Creek Chism Family & Their Virginia pt 3

(Tree of Chissum Family from Orange Co, Va) WORK IN PROGRESS (so don’t quote quite yet)(Rough draft, still working on this): 

Alexander Chrisum/Cheesum1 b. by or bef 1684 – 1691 headright of John Perry. Presumed/Perceived Chisholm emigrant ancestor. There is no direct evidence/records confirming relationships, but based on what is currently available, is presumed to be the original immigrant of this line.

(Gen 1 descendants)

Children:

  1. John Chissum2 b by or bef 1705, d. bef Feb 24, 1742 – Constable John: John Chissum who purchased the Land at Little Fork and served as a Constable. m. Rebecca (MNU) d. 1746 (Alexander1?)
  2. James Chissum2 b by or bef 1704 – Agent for Former Lt Gove Spotswood. d. by 1749 (estate in Orange Co, VA).(Alexander1?)

(Gen 2 descendants):

John Chissum2 b. by or bef. 1705 – Constable John: John Chissum who purchased the Land at Little Fork and served as a Constable. His Children:

  1. “Infant” John Alexander Chissum3 b. btw 1726-30 (Constable John2, Alexander1?)
  2. Keziah Chissum3 b. btw 1720-23 (Constable John2, Alexander1?) Presumed daughter had child out of wedlock, presumed = John Chism, Sr. b. Aug. 1, 1738, She was most likely born 1720-23

James Chisum2 b bef 1704 (agent for Former Lt Gove Spotswood)’s children:

  1. William Chissum3 b est 1731 (James2, Alexander1?) (added to tythables in 1747)
  2. James Chissum3 b. est 1731 (James2, Alexander1?) (added to tythables in 1747)

(Gen 3):

William Chissum3 b est 1731 (James2, Alexander1?)’s children:

  1. James Chissum4 b. btw 1740-55 (William3, James2, Alexander1?)
  2. Gabriel Chissum4 b btw 1740-55 (William3, James2, Alexander1?)
  3. William Chisham Jr. (William3, James2, Alexander1?)

James Chissum3 b. est 1731 (James2, Alexander1?). Presumed children:

(These could be children of either James3 or William3 above – the records are not clear):

  1. Richard Chissum4 1747-1799 (William3, James2, Alexander1?)
  2. George Chism4 b. abt 1756 (William3, Constable John2, Alexander1?) 
  3. James Chism4 b. Jan 25, 1768 (William3, Constable John2, Alexander1?) m. Catherine Ranes (James Chisham m. Catherine Ranes on Dec 1, 1789)

“Infant” John Alexander Chissum3 b. btw 1726-30 (Constable John2, Alexander1?)’s Children:

  1. Thomas Chism4 b.1766? (Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)(There were two different Thomas Chisms in Orange Co., one went to Jessamine Co., KY., infant orphan John’s son went to Clark Co., KY. where he married Lucy Crim in 1797.  He was b.1766 died at age 91 in Franklin Co., KY.)(in father’s will)
  2. Ann Chisom m. John Dawson in 1775 in Orange Co, Va (likely b abt 1755)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)(Is this the same as Alsy, Nancy or Susanna? Ann is not a name in the will).
  3. Cathy Chisham m. Samuel Gamboe in 1796 in Orange Co, Va (likely b. by or bef 1776).(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)(in father’s will)
  4. Elizabeth Betsey Chisholm m. William Faulconer in 1797 in Orange Co, Va (likely b by or bef 1777).(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)(in father’s will)
  5. Mildred Milly Chisholm m. John Rogers in 1801 in Orange Co, Va (father listed as John Chishom) in Orange Co, Va (likely b bef 1781)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)(in father’s will)
  6. Alsy Chisham – (need info – in father’s will)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)
  7. Susanna Chisham – (need info – in father’s will)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)
  8. Nancy Chisham – (need info – in father’s will)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)
  9. Sercey Chisham – (need info – in father’s will)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)
  10. Polly Chisham – (need info – in father’s will)(Infant John3, Constable John2, Alexander1?)

(Unnamed father Stubblefield) child with Keziah Chissum3 b. btw 1720-23 (Constable John2, Alexander1?)

  1. John Chism Sr3 b. Aug 1, 1738-1828 (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. Mary Gum, lived in Spotsylvania Co, Va, Fayette Co, KY/VA, & Nelson Co, KY/VA, Green Co, KY & Barron Co, KY. (Keziah Chissum appears to have had a child out of wedlock. Y-DNA results and proximity to the Stubblefield family appears to indicate that John Chism Sr3 is the biological son of one of the Stubblefield men and Keziah Chissum. She was prosecuted by the vestry for having a child out of wedlock in Orange Co, Va).

Children of John Chism Sr3 & Mary Gum:

  1. George Chisum4 b. abt 1772-d. May 1, 1821. (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. Rebekah Gist, living in Green Co, KY (George4 d, May 1, 1821 due to a fall from a horse.  He was reported to have been age about 49 years and having left 12 children, b ca 1772 Page 312, Register of Kentucky State Historical Society.
  2. John Chism Jr4 b. Nov 22, 1775, d. Jul 18, 1847, (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. Esther Lynn, living in Green Co, KY, Overton Co, TN & Madison Co, MS Territory, Maury Co., TN. & Lauderdale Co, AL
  3. James Chism4 b. Aug 20, 1779, d June 1819 (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. Phebe Breed, living in Barren Co, KY
  4. Jacob Chism4 b. Jan 22, 1782, d Aug 20, 1847 (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m Priscilla Howard, living in Barron Co, KY & Morgan Co, MO.
  5. Keziah Chism4 b. abt 1782, d Sept 27, 1845 (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. William Kirkpatrick. living in Barren Co, KY & Jackson Co, TN
  6. William Chism4 b. Apr 18, 1784, d Mar 11, 1867 (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. Priscilla Breede. living in Barren Co, KY & Monroe Co, KY
  7. Michael Chism4 b Apr 9, 1786, d Dec 20, 1835/6 (Keziah Chissum3, John2, Alexander1?) m. Mary Breede, living in Barron Co, KY, Monroe Co, KY & Cooper Co, MO

UNACCOUNTED CHISSUM/CHISHOLMS in ORANGE CO, VA (working to match the following):

  1. Mary Chissom tithe in 1755 Orange Co, Va (Note: Is this the widow of James2?)
  2. Sally Chisham m. Armstead Hughes in 1800 in Orange Co, Va  (bondsmen John Dawson & William Dawson)
  3. Sally Chissam m Ezekial Turner in 1802 in Orange Co, Va (father listed as Thomas Chissam) in Orange Co, Va (likely b bef 1782)(Dau of the Thomas Chisham who went to Jessamine Co., KY)

FACTS and SOURCES: 

1732 May 11 – Its ordered John Chisum pay Robert Durritt 30 pounds of tobacco for one days attendance as evidence in the suit in Chancery between Thomas Pettit and George Braxton Gen. & others.
Caroline Co, Va Order books 1732-1740 p 12
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9PH-TDNW?i=36&cat=403144

1732/3 March 8 – The petition brought by Thomas Turner gent agt John Chisum
Judgment is thereupon granted the said plt agt the sd deft for 456 pounds of tobo … he is ordered to pay ye sd plt w costs.
Caroline Co, Va Order books 1732-1740 p 58
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9PH-TDFM?i=82&cat=403144

1733 Jan 21 – John Chisam, Land Grant on Little Fork, 21 Jan.1733. (No County Given, the description indicates this was Spotsylvania Co, Va that became Orange Co, Va by John Chisam’s 1736 entry)
(Chapter): A LIST OF PATENTS GRANTED IN THE FORKS OF RAPPAHANOCK RIVER AND WESTWOOD OF SHERRANDO RIVER SINCE October 1735
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records. (Cognets Lost Va. Records, p.119.)

ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA CREATED IN 1734

1734/5 March 14 – The suit on the attachent obtained by Roger Quarles agt the estate of John Chisum ___ sheriff having made return that he hath executed the said attachmt in the hands of Lawrence Bradley. Its ordered that the Sheriff sumon the said Lawrence Bradley to appear at next court to declare on his oath what of ye estate of the said John Chisums he hath in his hands.
Caroline Co, Va Order books 1732-1740 p. 283
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9PH-TDC7?i=206&cat=403144

1735 June 17 – James Chissum overseer – bk 1, p 19. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Its ordered that the Tithables of Col. Spotswoods quarter where James Chissum is Overseer Jacob Brosia and James Miller be added to Christopher Waters’ gang to clear the road.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQH-S?i=36&cat=402491

1735 Dec 16 – John Chissum agt David Murry’s extr, bk 1, p 50. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the action of Debt between Jane Murry executrix of the Last Will and Testament of David Murry late of Caroline County decd plt, and John Chissum deft the Sheriff having returned a copy left at the dwelling place of John Chissum on the Plts motion an alias capias is ordered to issue agt the said Deft returnable to the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQ7-Z?i=52&cat=402491

1736 March 23, O.S. p. 145 On the Petition of James Chissum License is granted him to keep an Ordinary at his own house he giving Security in the Clerks office. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1736 Nov 25 – John Chissum Order – bk 1, p 128. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the actions of Debt between Jane Murry extx of the Last Will and Testament of David Murry late of Caroline County decd pltf and John Chissum Deft for 5 shillings sterling 1421 pounds of tobacco, 15 shillings currt money of Virginia or 150 pounds of tobacco — judgment is granted to the said plt for 5 shillings sterling 1421 pounds of tobacco 15 shillings currt money of Virginia or 150 pounds of tobacco / due by judgment obtained in Caroline County Court — 9th day of March 1731 and costs and the Sheriff having returned the attachment awarded the said plt in this cause served are on Old Broad Ax its thereforre ordered by the Court that he sell the same according to Law and render the money arising by the sale thereof to the plt in part of the judgment and costs aforesaid.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NS3B-1?i=91&cat=402491

(NOTE: Thanks to the researcher who pointed out the correct date (I had the above date wrong) – AND that the correct wording is “are on Old Broad Ax” – which is the name of John Chissum’s plantation.  I was wondering why they would specifically attach “an old broad ax” – it wouldn’t seem worth the effort. Thank you!

If anyone sees an error in my transcriptions – please let me know – I want the information to be as correct as possible. Also, even though the links will probably change over time (many of the links in my older Gowen/Going pages already have bad links – especially with Ancestry.com links – they change their link locations way too often) – I put them here for myself to easily access the information as I am researching – just in case I need to look at it again. It is always best to take a look for yourself to verify what the document says if you are relying on it for your tree or research – myself, and even those who are professional writers who write the abstract books, can often misread the handwriting. 

1736 Dec 18 – John Chisam, Land Grant on Little Fork, 18 December 1736. (No County Given, the description indicates this is Orange Co, Va)
(Chapter): A LIST OF PATENTS GRANTED IN THE FORKS OF RAPPAHANOCK RIVER AND WESTWOOD OF SHERRANDO RIVER SINCE October 1735
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records. (Cognets, ibid,p.120.)

1737 March 24 – James Chissum  Order – bk 1, p. 145. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… On the petition of James Chissum license is granted him to keep an Ordinary at his own house he giving security in the Clerk’s office.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NS3Y-8?i=99&cat=402491

1737 March 25, O.S. p. 156 Ordered that Robert Green & Wm: Russell Gent Charles Duett and John Chissum or any two of them view Chesters Road from the upper end of Beverley’s Land to Beverleys fford to ye pitch of the ffork and make return of their proceedings to the next Court. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1737 April 23, O.S. p. 159 The Order of Last Court for viewing and Laying off ye road from Beverley & Brooks Land at ye foot of ye blue ridge not being executed its ordered to be continued & Rob: Green & William Russell Gent Charles Duett and John Chissum or any two of them are hereby Ordered to View ye said road from ye sd Beverley & Brooks Land at ye foot of ye blue ridge from the upper end of ye sd Beverley & Brooks Land to Beverleys ford to ye pitch of ye ffork and to make return of their proceedings to ye next Court. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1737 May 22, O.S. p. 162 Wm: Russell Gent and Charles Dewet having returned ye Last Courts Order for viewing the road Beverley and Brooks Land to ye pitch of the fork executed it is ordered that the said road be cleared accordingly as they have laid it off and that Charles Duett Colo: Carters negroes Jacob Holtzclaw James Wright John Bridges Richard Bridges Charles ffloyd Amora Day Miles Murphey and Thomas Hooper work on ye said road from the point of ye ffork to ye fork of ye Indian Runn and that John Chissum be the Overseer of that part of ye road & that Colo: Willis & Tapps tithables work on ye sd Road from the fork of Indian run to Crooked run and that william Tapp be Surveyor of that precinct of ye road And it is also ordered that Cornelius Mitchell Wm Smith John Washburn Thos: Washburn ffrancis Browning Anthony & Samuel Scott Thos: Corbyn & John Byrk work on ye sd road from Crooked run to Ashley & ffrans: Browns Land at Sherundo under Wm Dunkon overseer for that precinct of ye sd Road. & Thomas Kenninson James Cannon Richard Covington John Ashley & John Jordan Wm Collins Markham McKensey & John Nicks ordered to Clear the precinct under John Sexton Overseer from Ashleys to Beverley & Brooks Land and it is further Ordered that ye sd Overseers clear ye sd Road with ye afd tithables according to Law. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1737 June 10 – Land grant – John Chisam. grantee.; Virginia. Colonial Land Office.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Orange County. Va. Description:  1737 June 10 … confirmed unto John Chisam … land containing 400 acres … in the County of Orange and in the Little Fork of Rappahanoch River on the Branches of Beaverdam Run and bounded … near Beaverdam Swamp … the South side a branch of Beaverdam Run ….
Signed: William Gooch
Source: Land Office Patents No. 17, 1735-1738, p. 311 (Reel 15). 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/alma990007357650205756

1737 September 22, O.S. p. 213 The order for Chissum, Jordan & Roberts to view whether ye old road from Ashleys or the new road by Scotts over the head of the Indian run to the point of the fork be the Convenientest, being returned and the viewers having returned at the old road at Ashlys is the best its ordered that the said road be continued according to their report. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1737 October 22, O.S. p. 234 Ordered on ye petn of the Inhabitants of Little fork yt John Chissum Jno Jordan & Jno Roberts be hereby appointed Viewers, to View the road from John Ashleys to Cross the river at the Huntersford & make return of their proceedings to the next Court. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1738 Oct 26 – John Chissum order vs Robert Green, bk 1, p 402. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
 John Chissum produced a certificate under the hand of Robert Green Gent dated the 27th day of August 1738 for taking up two servant men belonging to Edmund Collingsworth of Richmond County the one valued Nathan Winnington the other Robert Tibbolds above 10 miles distant from their said master’s house and the said John Chissum having made oath that he had received no satisfaction for his said claim its ordered to be certified to the next Assembly for allowance.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NS3H-8?i=229&cat=402491

1739 March 24 – John Chisum vs John Tenant, bk 1, p 454. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The suit by petition brought by John Tennent Gent plt agt John Chissum is dismisd agreed.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NS3W-R?i=255&cat=402491

1739 Aug 23 – John Chism continued ads William Pirkins, bk 2, p 56. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The suit by petition brought by William Perkins plt agt John Chissum Deft is continued untill the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQG-C?i=326&cat=402491

1739 Sept 27 – John Chism continue vs William Jinnings, bk 2, p 69. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The suit by petition brought by William Jennings plt agt John Chissum Deft is at the pltf costs continued until the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQT-9?i=332&cat=402491

1739 Nov 23 – John Chism continued v. William Jennings, bk 2, p 92. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The suit by petition brought by William Jennings plt agt John Chissum Deft is continued untill next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQT-4?i=344&cat=402491

1740 Feb 24 – John Chism continued v. William Jennings, bk 2, p 117. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The suit by petition brought by William Jennings plt agt John Chissum Deft is dismis’d.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQL-5?i=356&cat=402491

1740 Mar 28 John Chism judgmt v. William Taliferro, bk 2, p 144. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the suit by petition brought by William Taliaferro Gent plt agt John Chissum Deft for 4 pounds 6 shillings and 11 pence half penny due by bill. The Deft failing to appear judgment is granted the plt agt the sd Deft for the sd sum of 4 pounds 6 shillings and 11 pence half penny and costs together with 7 shillings and 6 pence for an attorneys fee.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NSQK-H?i=370&cat=402491

1740 April 7 – James Chissum fr Alexander Spotswood, bk 4, p 271. Orange County, Va
… between Alexander Spotswood Esqr on the one part and James Chissum on the other part … the said Alexander Spotswood for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereinafter mentioned on the part of the said James Chissum … granted let and to farm … unto the said James Chissum 150 acres of land … in the Parish of St Marks in the County of Orange on the N side of the River Rappidanne being part of a tract of land of 40,000 acres granted by letters pattent to the said Alexander Spotswood and called the Spotsylvania Tract … of which the 150 acres of land are described by a plat and survey thereof endorsed on the back of this indenture … to the said James Chissum and his assignes for and during the natural lives of William Chissum and James Chissum his sons and for and during the natural life and lives of the longest liver of them …. the said yearly rent of 1000 pounds weight of tobacco … the said James Chissum or his assigns shall and will within 4 years … plant upon the … premisses … 300 good fruit trees whereof 1/3 at least to be good apple trees and the same will inclose with a good sufficient and lawfull fence; and that he and they shall and will from time to time … maintain and keep … the messuages, buildings, and fences …. in good and sufficient repair … shall not without … first obtained in writing work or cause or suffer to be worked the demised premises with more than 6 labouring hands that is to say such hands as are generally allowed in the Colony of Virginia to be full sharers in a crop … agree with the said James Chissum and his assignees … if the said William Chissum and James Chissum … shall happen to depart this life before the 25 day of Dec 1775 that then and in such case the said Alexander Spotswood …. will grant and demise …. premises to the said James Chissum and his assigns …
… that on the 15th day of Oct 1740 full … possession … of all the lands … mentioned was delivered … to the within named James Chissum and his assigns.
Signed: Elliott Benger
Wit: James Buford, James Stewart
At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday the 23d day of October 1740.
This lease for land indented for lives from Alexander Spotswood Esqr decd … a plot and survey of the within mentioned land … to James Chissum was by Elliott Benger Gent one of the acting executors, according to the will of the deceased … to the said James Chissum … with livery and seizin which on the motion of William Pannell in behalf of the said James Chissum is admitted to record.
Test: Jonath Gibson, CC
Survey on pg. 274 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-59T7-W?i=460&cat=370458
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1741 February 4, O.S. p. 101 Charles Dewit is hereby appointed Overseer of ye road in the room of John Chissum & its ordered that he cause the said road to be cleared & the bridges to be repaired in ye sd precinct according to Law. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1741 May 28 – John Chisum constable, bk 2, p 363. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va.
… John Chissum is hereby appointed Constable above Davis’ Rowling path and Muddy Run who having taken the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament and subscribed the test took the oaths of a Constable and was sworn in this office accordingly and its ordered that Joseph Norman be continued Constable in the Lower precinct.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NS35-1?i=496&cat=402491

1741 July 24 – John Chisum v Goodrich Lightfoot, bk 2, p 450. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the suit by scire facias brought by Gooden Lightfoot Gent adm etc of Gooden Lightfoot Gent decd plt agt John Chissum deft the Sheriff having returned the within named John Chissum is not to be found in my bailiwick nor hath anything within the same whereby I can cause him to know at the plt Motion it is ordered that an Alias Scire Facias issue agt the sd Deft returnable to the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-NS3N-T?i=540&cat=402491

1741 November 28, O.S. p. 78 Ordered on the Motion of Captn Robert Green that the people on ye Mountain Run clear ye road from Mr: Easthams to the Gleebe And that the Tithables of ffrancis Slaughter Gent of Wm Strother Christopher Zimmerman John Newport Charles Morgan Bryan Thornton James Conner Wm Lynch Minor Will Jacob Miller Frederick Cobler Wm Watts Thos Watts James Steward James Chissum Wm Pannell Daniel Underwood Jeremiah Strother Roger Topp Joseph Bottom Wm Smith & John Lowing clear Mr: ffinlassons Road under Thos Wright their Overseer who is hereby orderd to clear ye same & keep the bridges of ye sd road in repair according to Law with the afd tithables. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1741 Nov 28 – John Chisum v. Richard Barnes, bk 3, p 87. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the action of trespass upon the case between John Chissum plt and Richard Barns deft, at the Defts motion a special imparlance is granted him untill the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W99L-G?i=43&cat=402491

1742 Feb 24 – John Chissum admrs bond, bk 1, p 251. Orange Co, VA
… we Rebecca Chissum, William White, & James Taylor White are held & firmly bound … in the sum of 100 pounds … to be paid to the said Thomas Chew … the above bound Rebecca Chissum admr of all the goods chattels and credits of John Chissum decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the sd dec’d … to be submitted unto the County Court of Orange …
Signed: Rebecca Chissum, William White, James Taylor White
Wit: Jonath Gibson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-X4LL?i=144&cat=378071

1742 Mar 24 – John Chissum decd appraisement of Estate, bk 1, p 256. Orange County, VA
… An Inventory of the Estate of John Chissum decd.
-6 head of sheep
-3 iron pots
-1 old frying pann
-1 old Shillards
-1 spice mortar pestle
-1 cross cutsaw and 1 handsaw
-1 parcel of old iron
-1 augur
-1 peel of old pewter
-1 peel of old books
-1 peppar box
-1 old trunk & 1 old barrel
-2 old bed & furniture
-1 old bed stead & cord
-1 old mealsieve
-2 cows, 2 yearlings & 1 heifer
-1 saddle
Signed: Samuel Fargeson, Francis Brown, Nicholas Copeland
This inventory of Rebecca Chissum widow and relict of John Chissum decd being by her returned into Court is admitted to record.
Signed: Jonath Gibson, CC
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1742 May 27, O.S. p. 153 A Grand jury for the body of this County to wit Richard Thomas foreman Arabin Moor William Pannill Robert Martin Elijah Daniel Thos Stanton William Duncan Nathanael Hilling Timothy Holdway Anthony Head Alexr Waugh John Cook Lewis Yeansey Thos Sims Alexr McQuean Joseph Bloodworth John Chissum John Marks Luke Thornton & Richard Wright were impanneld and Sworn who having received their Charge withdrew and in Short time returning to ye barr brought in their presentments as followeth vizt The Jurors for our Lord the King upon our Oath do present as followeth vizt We present Samuel Gay for not clearing the road whereof he is Overseer on the Information of John Hart. ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749. Orange County, Virginia

1742 Sept 2 – John Chessum to Charles Carter, bk 7, p 11 Orange County, Va
… between John Chisom of the County of Orange of the one part planter and Charles Carter Esqr of King George County of the other part … John Chisum for and in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds …. paid by the said Charles Carter … confirm unto the sd Charles Carter … land … in Orange County on the Beaverdam Run being surveyed and layd out for 80 acres … part of a patin granted to the said Chisam bearing date the 10 day of June 1737, the other part … patent purchased by the said Carter and confirmed to him by adjudgment in the General Court …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: William White, Thomas Spoldin, Peter Cox
… Rebecca the wife … relinquished her right of Dower …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-B9N1-8?i=216&cat=370458

1743 Feb 24 – John Chisom estate appraised, bk 3 p 346. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Certificates for obtaining Letters of Admin of the Estate of John Chissum decd is granted to Rebecca Chissum the widow and relict. She having taken the oath of an admr and entered into Bond with William White and James Taylor which her securities for her true and faithful admin of the sd decds estate according to law, the said bond is admitted to record.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MY-6?i=173&cat=402491

1743 Feb 24 – Rebecca Chisom letters of Admin est, bk 3, p 346. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Ordered that Daniel Brown, Samuel Farguson, Francis Brown and Nicholas Copeland or any three of them being first sworn before a justice of the peace for this County do meet to value and appraise the Estate of John Chissum decd in money and make report of their proceedings to the next court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MY-6?i=173&cat=402491

1743 Feb 25 – Rebecca Chisom letters of Admin est, bk 3, p 358. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Rebecca Chissum the wife of John Chissum decd being first privately examined and in open Court relinquished her right of Dower in 80 acres of land former conveyed by her sd husband in his lifetie to Charles Carter Esqr by a deed of feofment bearing date the 2d day of Sept 1742.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MX-T?i=179&cat=402491

1743 March 24 – John Chisom estate appraised, bk 3, p 392. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The appraisement of John Chissums Estatae being returned unto Court by the admx is admitted to record.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MV-9?i=196&cat=402491

1742 March 27 – John Chisum cont v Richard Barnes, bk 3, p 136. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the action of Trespass upon the Case between John Chissum plt and Richard Barns deft the plt prayed leave to amend his declaration which was granted him and the Deft pleaded he did not assume in manner and form and the plt joyning in the issue the tryal thereof is referred untill the next court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W995-V?i=68&cat=402491

1742 Aug 27 – John Chisum cont v Richard Barnes, bk 3, p 208. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The Action of Trespass upon the Case between John Chissum plt and Richard Barns Deft is continued at the Defts costs untill the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W998-4?i=104&cat=402491

1742 Sept 2 – John Chessum to Charles Carter, bk 7, p 11 Orange County, Va
… between John Chisom of the County of Orange of the one part planter and Charles Carter Esqr of King George County of the other part … John Chisum for and in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds …. paid by the said Charles Carter … confirm unto the sd Charles Carter … land … in Orange County on the Beaverdam Run being surveyed and layd out for 80 acres … part of a patin granted to the said Chisam bearing date the 10 day of June 1737, the other part … patent purchased by the said Carter and confirmed to him by adjudgment in the General Court …
Signed: John Chisum
Wit: William White, Thomas Spoldin, Peter Cox
… Rebecca the wife … relinquished her right of Dower …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-B9N1-8?i=216&cat=370458

1742 Sept 24 – John Chisum cont v Richard Barnes, bk 3, p 247. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The action of trespass upon the Case between John Chissum plt and Richard Barns deft is continued untill the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MB-C?i=123&cat=402491

1742 Sept 25 – John Chisom v. John Fragg, bk 3, p 262. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the action of Debt between John Frogg mercht pltf and John Chissum Deft the Deft not appearing and the Sheriff having returned a copy left at Plt motion its ordered that an Alias Capias issue agt the sd Deft returnable to the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W997-N?i=131&cat=402491

1742 Nov 26 – John Chisom v. Richard Barns jdmt, bk 3, p 299. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the action of trespass upon the Case between John Chissum plt and Richard Barns Gent, deft damage 50 pounds currt money a jury to witt Joseph Thomas foreman, Henry Downs, Richard Morgan, Thomas Sims, John McCormick, Francis Moore, Thomas Hart, Jacob Broyle, George Uty, George Roberts, Robert Bohannan, and Michael Holt were impanneld and sworn to try the issue joyned between the said parties who having heard all arguments and evidences of both went out and in short time returning to the barr brought in their verdict in these words, we of the jury find for the plt 7 pounds 18 shillings & 10 pence currt money damage Joseph Thomas foreman wch verdict at the plt motion is admitted to record wherefore its considered by the Court that the said plt recover agt the sd Deft the said sum of 7 pounds 18 shillings and 10 pence by the jurors afsd in their verdict afsd assessed together with his costs by him this behalf expended.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W999-R?i=149&cat=402491

1743 Jan 29 – John Chisom v John Fragg merchant, bk 3, p 333. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The action of Debt between John Frogg merchant plt and John Chissum of Orange County planter deft being abated by the death of the Deft is dismissed.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MR-7?i=166&cat=402491

1743 June 25 – Rebecca Chism v Robert Eastham, bk 3, p 487. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In the suit by petition brought by Robert Eastham Gent plt agt Rebecca Chissum admx of John Chissum decd Deft the Deft not appearing the Plt on oath declared that the sum sued for in the petition hath been payd by the Deft since the pet was brought judgment therefore is granted the plt agt the sd Deft for the cotst of the suit.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9M8-X?i=243&cat=402491

1743 Nov 26 – John Frogg Gent plt v Rebecca Chism admx of Chissum, bk 4, p 34. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In Debt. The Deft failing to appear judgment is granted agt Deft and therefor what of the sum sued for in the Declaration shall appear to be due unless the Deft appear at next Court to answer the said action.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9M9-H?i=294&cat=402491

1744 May 24 – John Allen Gent plt v Rebecca Chissum admx of John Chissum decd Deft, bk 4, p 112. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Debt. The Deft being called and failing to appear the judgment of last sept court for 5 pounds 2 shillings and 8 pence 3 farthing agt the sd deft is confirmed whch she is ordered to pay to the sd plt with costs and thereupon the plt in open Court released the Deft all such damages as might decreed by the premisses and she of the said damages is releeased and therefore may go without day, etc.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W1YS?i=333&cat=402491

1744 May 26 – John Frogg Gent v Rebecca Chism admx of John Chissum decd deft, bk 4, p 126. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In debt. The Deft not appearing the judgment of last November Court of John Chissum Decd deft agt the said Deft for 22 pounds 17 shillings and 2 pence currt money is confirmed wch She is ordered to pay the to sd Plt with costs.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9MM-V?i=340&cat=402491

1746 Jun 15, Orange CO., VA. Judicial papers. William White to be taken into custody for stabbing John Chissum with a pen knife, James Taylor White to give evidence.

1746 Jun 27, the Orange CO., VA. court orders Charles Dewitt to look after the safety of the estate of Rebecca Chissum deceased, until administration has been granted or a WILL found.

1746 July 24 – Rebecca Chissum admr and appraisers, bk 4A, p 1. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… William White who stands bound over to this Court for stabing John Chissum appeared in Court and Divers witnesses being sworn and examined touching the matter of complaints and the parties heard it is ordered that the said William White be committed to the Custody of the Sheriff of this County there to remain til he give security for his good behaviour for a year and a day and thereupon the said William White, James Taylor White and Jeremiah Corbin all of this County came into Court and acknowledged themselves severally indebted to our said sovereign Lord the King his heirs and successors in the same following that is to say the said William White in the sum of 20 pounds and the said James Taylor White and Jeremiah Corbin in the sum of 10 pounds each to be levied of their goods and chattels lands and tenements and to our said Lord the King his heirs and successors rendered uon this condition never the less that if the said William White shall be of good behaviour to all his Majesties Leige People but more especially towards the said John Chissum for a year and day then this recognizance to be void and to remain inf ull force.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9S2-8?i=549&cat=402491

1746 July 24 – William White motion for letters of admin of estate of Rebecca Chissum decd. bk 4A, p 1. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… On the motion of William White who made oath according to Law certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of Admin of the Estate of Rebecca Chissum decd on giving security on which he with Robert Eastham Gent his security entered into and acknowledged their bond for his due and faithful administration of the said decedents estate.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9S2-8?i=549&cat=402491

1746 July 24 – Rebecca Chissum estate to be settled, bk 4A, p. 2. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Ordered that Samuel Farguson, William Carrington, John Strother & William Deatherage or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of this County do appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Rebecca Chissum decd and return the appraisement to the next Court.
… Ordered that Robert Eastham, James Pendleton & Philip Clayton Gent or any two of them do examine state and settle the account of Rebecca Chissum decd admx of the Estate of John Chissum decd and return the same to the Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9S2-9?i=550&cat=402491

1746 July 24 – John Chissum orphan’s guardian, bk 4A, p 5. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
 John Chissum infant orphan of John Chissum decd being admitted by the Court chose Charles Dewitt his guardian whereupon the said Charles Dewitt with William Russell Gent his security entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty for 100 pounds for securing the said orphan’s estate and indemnifying the Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SJ-Q?i=551&cat=402491

1746 Aug 20 – Rebecca Chissum acct returned, bk 4A, p 26. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… An account of Rebecca Chissam decd who was admx of the Estate of John Chissam decd returned into Court and Ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SJ-4?i=562&cat=402491

1746 Aug 20 – Rebecca Chissum inventory and appraisement, bk 4A, p 26. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Rebecca Chissum decd was returned into Court and ordered to be recorded.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SJ-4?i=562&cat=402491

1746 Aug 20 – Rebecca Chissum estate to be divided, bk 4A, p 30. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Ordered that Robert Eastham, James Pendleton and Philip Clayton Gent or any 2 to divide the estate of Rebecca Chissam who it is said died intestate among the several persons interested to it by law and report their proceedings to the Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SK-P?i=564&cat=402491

1746 Aug 28 – Rebecca Chissam appraisement of estate, bk 2, p 92. Orange County, VA
… An Inventory of the Estate of Rebecca Chissam dec’d this 15th of August 1746.
-4 cows and calves
(Itemization of various items)
Signed: Samuel Farguson, William Deatherage, John Brother
Returned into Orange County Court the 28th day of August 1746 and ordered to be recorded
Signed: John Nicholas, CC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-XH3V?i=248&cat=378071

1746 Aug 28 – John Chissum admrs account, bk 2, p 93. Orange County, Va
… The Estate of John Chissam dec’d
Paid Robert Eastham judgment
Paid Lewis Davis
Paid John Allan bill
Paid Joseph Campbell
Paid James Turner judgment
Paid Addam Reid
Paid Capt Lightfoot
To Cookson Eastham
By Richard Barns judgment
Pursuant to an order of Orange Court we the subscribers have ext and settled the above account of Rebecca Chism decd admr of John Chism decd.
Signed: Pendleton, P Layton
Returned into Orange County Court the 28th day of August 1746 & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: John Nicholas, CC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-XH3N?i=249&cat=378071

1746 Aug 29 – Churchwardens of St Marks Parish pltf v Keziah Chissum Deft, bk 4A, p 36. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In Debt. The Deft not being arrested on the Motion of the Pltfs an Alias Capias is awarded them agst the sd Deft returnable to the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SD-F?i=567&cat=402491

1746 Sept 27 – Churchwardens of St Marks Parish pltf v Keziah Chissum, bk 4A, p 93. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… This day came the Pltfs by Zachary Lewis Gent their atty and the Deft being returned arrested and not appearing it is ordered that unless she appear here at the next Court and answer the petr action Judgmt shall be entered against her and William White and Lawrence Bradley her securities for the debt in the declaration mentioned and costs.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SW-Y?i=596&cat=402491

1747 Oct 22 – James Chissum and William Chissum tythables, bk 5, p 55. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… Ordereed that James Chissum & William Chissum be added to the Lists of Tithables in St Thomas’ Parrish in this County.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSPR-8?i=43&cat=402491

1748 Jan 23 – Land grant – Col. Francis Thornton, grantee.; Northern Neck Land Office.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Orange County. Va. Description: 1748 Jan 23 grant to Col Francis Thornton assignee of John Chisum … granted and confirmed unto Col. Francis Thornton of the Spotsylvia a certain tract of wast and ungranted lands in the County of Orange lying in the Guardvine Fork on the Hazel River, and bounded as by a survey therefound by Mr George Humes for John Chisum who relinquished it to the said Thornton as followeth … on the North side the said River at the foot of a mountain and against a plantation of the said Thorntons and runs thence down the several courses of the several courses of the said River … to a tract of land granted by patent to Robert Stuart and John Hobson on the said River …. on the N side of a Mountain … containing 250 acres …
1747 Oct 21 Survey – by virtue of a warrant from his Lordships Office dated the 6th day of Aug 1747 directed to Capt John Grant for John Chisum … plan of 250 acres for the sd John Chisum in the Guard Vine Fork and on the Hasell River, Orange County … on the North side the sd River at the foot of a Mountain and agt a plantation of Francis Thornton Jr … to a pattent granted to Robert Stuart and John Hobson on the sd River with the sd Stuart & Hobsons line N …
James Whyte, Joseph Campbell – Chain Carriers
G on survey is John Chisums plantation
H is a corn field of Lawrence Broadlies
I is Lawrence Broadlies plantation where he now lives
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0238_0242.pdf.
Source: Northern Neck Grants G, p. 21 (Reel 292). Original survey exists (LVA Accession LOI 108). Source: Virginia State Land Office Northern Neck Surveys Reel No. 29. Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311. Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01LVA_INST/altrmk/alma990008628300205756

1748 March 27 – Churchwardens of St Marks Parish pltf v Keziah Chissum, bk 4A, p 126. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… In Debt. This day came the Plt by their attorney and the Deft being again solemnly called came not therefore it is considered that the plt recover agt the said Deft and William White and Lawrence Bradley her securities 50 shillings or 500 pounds of tobo and cask and their costs for the use of the said Parish and the said Deft in money etc.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-W9SW-Q?i=613&cat=402491

1748 May 27 – James Chissum v Anthony Strother contd, bk 5, p 121. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The attachment of Anthony Strother agt James Chissum is continued to be further served.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSPP-B?i=76&cat=402491

1748 June 16 Land grant – Charles Dewit. grantee.; Northern Neck Land Office.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Orange County. Va. Description: 1748 June 16 Land grant Charles Dewit grantee adj to Chisam … confirm unto Charles Dewit of the County of Orange a certain tract of waste and ungranted land in the said County and bounded as by a survey thereof made by Mr James Genn as followeth … in a line of Col Carter’s Barron low ground tract and extending thence with Carters line … by a branch Carter’s corner … in Carter’s line where Chisam’s line intersects thence with Chisam’s line …. to a white oak corner to John Crim thence with Crim’s line …to a hickory corner to Crim and Deatheridge thence along his line … to a box oak corner to Deatherage … to two white oaks and a red oak in Frederick Fishback’s line … to a hickory Fishback’s corner … to a hickory corner to Deatherage and Henry Otterback thence along his line … to a box oak Otterback’s corner … to the dividing line between Dewit and Capt Green …. containing 880 acres …
Source: Northern Neck Grants G, p. 65 (Reel 292). Original survey exists. Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311. Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01LVA_INST/altrmk/alma990008520400205756

1748 June 23 – James Chizum v Anthony Strother, bk 5, p 136. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The attachment of Anthony Strother agt James Chissum is continued to be further served.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSPP-3?i=84&cat=402491

1748 June 23 – James Chissum v Anthony Strother, bk 5, p 189. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The attachment of Anthony Strother agt James Chissum is continued to be further served.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSP2-S?i=110&cat=402491

1748 Aug 25 – James Chissum v Anthony Strother cont, bk 5, p 155. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The attachment of Anthony Strother agt James Chissum is continued to the next Court.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSPL-8?i=93&cat=402491

1749 Feb 25 – James Chissum’s est v Anthony Strother cont, bk 5, p 172. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The attachment of Anthony Strother agt James Chissum is continued to the next Court to be further served.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSP2-K?i=102&cat=402491

1749 July 27 – James Chissum v Anthony Strother, bk 5, p 203. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va
… The attachment of Anthony Strother agt James Chissum is dismissed.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-HSP2-M?i=117&cat=402491

1755 – John Williams Tithables, 1755 – Orange Co, Va
Mary Chissom – 1 tithe

1766 John Chisham v Thomas Wisdom, Minute bk 1, p 119 – Orange Co, Va

1767 William Chisham fr Spotswood exors, John deed, minute bk 1, p 130 – Orange Co, Va

1767 William Chisham fr Spotswood’s exors, bk 7, p 427. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1767 John Chisham v Thomas Wisdom, bk 7, p 449. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1767 May 19 – William Chissum fr John Spotswood extrs, bk 14, p 169 Orange County, Va
… (Bernd Moore as atty) between John Spotswood Esqr decd & guardian of his son Alexander Spotswood of the first part. Edmund Pendleton and Robert Dixon Gent of the second part, and William Chissum of the County of Orange of the third part … the aforesaid William Chissum became the purchaser of 141 acres … for the sum of 49 pounds 7 shillings … sell unto the said William Chissum … the afsd 141 acres of land … in the County of Orange … on the Repidan River … adjoining Mountain Run …
Signed: Bernard Moore, Edmd Pendleton, Roger Dixon
Wit: Benja Pendleton, THomas Ficklin, Rawleigh Palmer
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9B2-SGX8?i=378&cat=370458

1771 Aug 27 – William Chism fr Alex Spotswood, bk 16, p 124 Orange County, Va
… between Bernard Moore Esqr acting executor of the last will and testament of John Spotswood Esqr decd of the first part, Alexander Spotswood the eldest son and heir of the said John of the second part, and William Chism of the County of Orange of the third part … the said William Chism hath become purchaser of a tract or parcel of the said lands lying in the County of Orange containing 25 acres … corner to Thomas Mitchell on the S side the Rappaddan River … corner to the said William Chism ….
Signed: Alexander Spotswood
Wit: William Bell, Ben. Winston, Charles Bruce, Andrew Shepherd, Burnfill Long
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-R942-R?i=391&cat=370458

1773 William Chisam fr Alexander Spotswood – deed, bk 8, p 274. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1773 William Chisham fr Alexander Spotswood, minute bk 1, p 409. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1774 Nov 2 – John Dawson married Ann Chisom in Orange Co, Va  1775 Marriage of John Dawson to Ann Chisom in Orange, Va
Name: Ann Chisom
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1775
Marriage Place: Orange, Virginia
Spouse Name: John Dawson
Bentley, Elizabeth Petty, indexer. Virginia Marriage Records: From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler’s Quarterly. Baltimore, MD: Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc., 1984.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3143&h=30001&tid=&pid=&queryId=a28c4910d8219357320cf8c24901f543&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wfp1043&_phstart=successSource

1775 Oct 19 – Ann Chism married John Dawson
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 4. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GY3-XMJ?i=137&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1782 William Chisham beef for public service, minute bk 2, 172. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1782 William Chisham minute bk 2, p 177. Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1782 Census Orange Co, Va Name: John Chisham
State: VA
County: Orange County
Township: 08 01
Year: 1782
Record Type: Continental Census
Page: 39
Database: VA Early Census Index
Ancestry.com. Virginia, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3578&h=33599713&tid=&pid=&queryId=701ad8d5162c568da0b4e81a596d3fa7&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wfp992&_phstart=successSource

1785 William Chizham proved that he is James Chisham’s heir, minute bk 2, p 311. . Court Order Books. Orange County, Va

1785 Mar 24 – William Chisham proved he is heir at law of James Chisham who died a soldier in Continental service in March 1778. Orange County, Va.

1789 Dec 1 – Marriage of James Chisham to Catherine Ranes in Orange Co, Va
Name: James Chisham
Spouse: Catherine Ranes
Marriage Date: 1 Dec 1789
Marriage Location: Orange 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=30463&tid=&pid=&queryId=7743f264981293c16d998f8c2b3790bc&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wfp1003&_phstart=successSource

1791 Aug 16 – Marmaduke Branam m. Fanny Hughes – Bonds. Thomas Chisham. Parent, Francis Hughes. Orange Co, Va.

1794 June 14 – William Chisholm fr Brumfield Long, bk 20, p 337 Orange County, Va
… between Brumfield Long and Letice his wife of the one part and William Chisholm of the County of Orange of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds … sell unto the said William Chisholm … land … in the County of Orange … at a spanish and box oak corner to Thomas Mitchellon the S side of the Rappadan River … 166 acres …
Signed: Brumfield Long, Letice Long
Wit: Robert Latham Jr, Richard Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Thomas Chambers, Francis Hughes, Thomas Chambers Jr
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-G6ZD?i=483&cat=370458

1794 June 20 – William Chisholm to James Raines, bk 20, p 338 Orange County, Va
… I William Chisholm of the County of Orange … in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds … paid by James Rains of the County afsd … sell and deliver unto the said James Rains 166 acres of land … in the County of Orange on the Rappadan River and bounded … at a spanish and box oak corner to Thomas Mitchell on the S side the Rapadan River …
… Nevertheless upon condition that if the said William Chisholm … the said Rains … in the quiet and peaceable possession of the land afsd for and during the natural life of the said Chisholm and pay … unto the said Rains … the full and just sum of 40 pounds on or before the 10th day of June 1797 then the bargain and sale afsd to be null and void …
Signed: William Chisholm
Wit: Thomas Chambers, Frances Hughes, Thomas Chambers Jr
Deed of Mortgage from William Chisholm to James Rains … recorded Oct 27, 1794.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-GXZ8?i=484&cat=370458

1796 Dec 23 – Marriage of Samuel Gamboe to Cathy Chisham in Orange Co, Va
Name: Cathy Chisham
Spouse: Samuel Gamboe
Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1796
Marriage Location: Orange 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=30770&tid=&pid=&queryId=5e0c2304aee3ae5ac834945f88dabf03&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wfp1007&_phstart=successSource

1796 Dec 23 – Catherine Chisham married Samuel Gamboe
Bondsman: John Dawson
Father: John Chisham
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 41. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GGY3-XBF?i=174&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1797 Marriage of William Faulconer to Betsey Chisholm in Orange Co, Va
Name: Betsey Chisholm
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1797
Marriage Place: Orange, Virginia
Spouse Name: Wm Faulconer
Ancestry.com. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1700-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3143&h=30645&tid=&pid=&queryId=5e0c2304aee3ae5ac834945f88dabf03&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wfp1007&_phstart=successSource

1797 Jan 23 – Betsy Chisham married William Faulconer
Bondsman: William Dawson
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 42. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GGY3-XKQ?i=175&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1800 Apr 23 – Sally Chisham married Armstead Hughes
Witnesses: William Dawson, John Dawson
Bondsman: William Dawson
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 51. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GGY3-XJF?i=184&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1801 Dec 30 – John Rogers m. Mildred Chishom – Parent, John ChishomOrange County, Va

1801 Dec 30 – Mildred Chissam married John Rogers
Witnesses: Benjamin Spiar, Samuel Gamboe
Permission slip from father John Chissam
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 56. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GGY3-XXC?i=189&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1802 Jan 1 – Mildred Chissam married John Payne
Bondsman: Samuel Gamboe
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 56. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GGY3-XXC?i=189&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1802 Nov 17 – Ezekial Turner m. Sally Chissam – Parent, Thomas Chissam. Orange County, Va

1802 Nov 17 – Salley Chissom married Ezekiel Turner
Bondsman: Joseph Croxton
Parent: Thomas Chissam
Marriage Register, bk 1, p 58. Orange Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GY3-6R9?i=191&cc=1883379&cat=476376

1825 July Ct (proveup) – 1825 June 1 (written) – Last Will & Testament of John Alexander Chisham
I John Alexander Chisham of the County of Clarke and State of Kentucky … order this to be my last will and testament …
… that my daughters Alsy & Susanna first to have a feather bed apeace and the balance of my property be equally divided betwixt my daughter Nancy, Caty, my son Thomas, Polly, Alsy & my daughter Elizabeths children to have her part equally divide betwixt them my daughter Sercey, Milly & Susanna. … 
… It is my request that my son Thomas and my grandson James Dawson shall act as executors …
Signed: John Alexander Chisham
Wit: Thomas Philips, William R Combs, William Hodge
Mixed records, Vols. 4-5 1815-1825
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9P3Q-92WY?i=275

NOTES: 

RE: Potential Ancestors:

One of the places to start looking for Ancestors to the Chisholm lines outside of Virginia is adjacent Maryland. See:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/state-maryland-chisholm-info/

Many settlers came to Virginia from Maryland starting in the late 1640s through the 1730s.

The earliest Chisholm settlers in Maryland include:

1665 William Chessam transported by 1665 to MD
EE:24 Film No:
Transcript: 9:25
MSA SC 4341-

The following entries for James Chisholme in St Marys Co, MD tell us several things. First, James Chisholme is married to Elinor. They both performed their “time of service” in Maryland and were owed 50 acres of land as their headright. This means they had been in Maryland at least 4 years at this time, arriving in Maryland by 1663 or before.

1667 Oct 26 – James Chisholme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter, husband of Elinor Chisholme, assigns rights for 100 acres for both he and wife to Marmaduke Simms.
Came James Chisholme of St Maries County planter and proved right to 50 acres of land for his time of service performed there with he assigneth the followeth (with his wife’s right).
Know all men by these presents that I James Chisholme of the County of St Marys in the Province of Maryland planter for a valuable consideration received of Marmaduke Simms of the same County carpenter have assigned and set over unto the said Marmaduke all my right title and interest of in and to 100 acres of land due to me for the time of service performed by me the said James and Elinor my wife … 
Signed: James Chisholme
Wit: Thomas Marsh, John Blomfeild.
(Note, the very next deed on the same date is Thomas Marsh of Calvert County MD conveying his right to 50 acres for his time of service to Marmaduke Simms. James Chisholme witnesses that deed).
Patent Bk GG. pg 131, SR 8205. Transcript: 11:107, 122. MSA SC 4341. Maryland
https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/html/patentlist_rev.html

Click to access mdsa_sm215_8.pdf

1667 James Chishollme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter sells for time of service 100 acres p 131

1667 James Chishollme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter sells for time of service 100 acres p 131

1667 James Chishollme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter as witness p 131

1667 James Chishollme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter as witness p 131

1667 Nov 9 – Marmaduke Simms obtains warrant for the assignment from James Chisholme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter, husband of Elinor Chisholme.
Warrant the isssued in the name of Marmaduke Simms for the sd 100 acres of land … assignment James Chisholm for the time of service performed by him the said James and Ellinor his wife, 150 acres … more per assignment from Richard Owen, Nicholas Ellis and Thomas Marsh for their time of service likewise performed, and 50 acres more by assignment from Beorge Bartlett for the time of service performed by Katherine his wife …
Patent Bk GG. pg 140-41. SR 8205. Transcript: 11:107, 122. MSA SC 4341. Maryland
https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/html/patentlist_rev.html

Click to access mdsa_sm215_8.pdf

1667 James Chisholme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter p 140

1667 James Chisholme of St. Mary’s County, MD planter p 140

1667 James Chishollne of St. Mary’s County, MD planter p 141

1667 James Chishollne of St. Mary’s County, MD planter p 141

A William Cheesum is found involved in land transactions in Dorchester Co, MD in 1676 & 1686.

1676 Dec 21 – William Cheesum & William Wattson fr John Rawlings, Liber Old bk 3, p 144. Dorchester County, MD
… On the backside of the afsd pattent is written this following agt …
John Richardson of the Province of Maryland living in Great Chaptank, doe by these presents assign over sell and deliver … this pattent to William Wattson and William Chessum of the Province … afsd planters that is to say from … said John Richardson … to William Wattson and William Chessum …
Signed: John Richardson, William WattsonWilliam Chessum
Wit: Edward Cooke, George Troupe.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&q=CE&sr=46&ssu=2&sp=144&view=bookview&imtp=current&SrTyp=L&first=true&singlepage=1

1686 Feb 19 – William Cheisman fr William Walker, bk 4, p 179. Dorchester County, MD
… Articles of Agreement between William Chesman of the County of Dorchester and William Walker of the same doeth … by consent and before witnesses make here a denition of land and allso marke a popler tree and the sd William Walker by the branch yt runs South East and the land named the Popler Ridge and William Chesman doeth freely and by consent yt William Walker may have the meiniledge of passaige and landing upon the 50 acres that lies by the water side.
Signed: William Cheisman, William Walker
Wit: Abe Goderd, Thomas Crompton, John Flaherty.
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&q=CE&sr=46&ssu=3&sp=179&view=bookview&imtp=current&SrTyp=L&first=true&singlepage=1

One example of families of interest involves a James Cheasum who’s Will is probated in 1698 in St Marys Co, MD. He seen in a St Marys Co, MD land transaction in 1688. If this is the same James Chisholme who sold his and his wife Ellenor’s headrights in 1667, then he has remarried to a wife named Ann.

1688 Dec 5 – This Indenture Made the 5th Day of December A.D. 1688 Between Henry Denton of St Maries County in the Province of Maryland Gent of the one part and James Chisholm of the said County & Province cooper of the other pt
Wittnesseth that the said Henry Denton for and Consideracon of 8000 Pounds of Tobacco to him in hand Paid before the Ensealing and delivering of these Presents by the said James Chisholm well and truely paid the Receipt whereof hee the said Henry Denton doth hereby Acknowledge and himselfe therewith fully sattisfied Contented and paid thereof and of every part and pcell thereof doth fully Clearly and absolutely Acquitt Discharge Exonerate & Releas the said the said James Chisholm his Heires Executors & Admrs for Ever and by these Presents hath
Given Granted Aliened Bargained Sold Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these Presents doth freely Clearly and Absolutely Give Grant Bargaine sell alien Enfeoffe and Confirme unto the said James Chisholm his Heires Executors Admrs and Assignes for Ever from him the said Henry Denton his Heires Executors Admrs or Assignes for Ever All that Parcell of Land Lyeing scituateing and being in St Maries County and Beginning at a bounded Red oake a bound Tree of a pcell of Land Called Underwoods Choice binding upon the said Land south and by East 130 pches to a bounded Chestnutt of the said Land thence west 5 degrees southerly 69 pches to a bounded Pockikory a bound Tree of Constant Daniells Land Called St Patricks thence binding on the said Land 38 pches on a North west line to a bounded Maple standing by a Tree Called Boldriges still keeping on North West 20 pches thence North North West 120 pches to the south side of Trinity Creeke thence North North East 70 pches to a bounded white oke standing on the North side of Trinity Creeke in the maine Road that goes from St Maries to Point look out Then East 206 pches to a Marked Oake standing in the Exterior Line of Mr William Gwithers Land thence south binding upon the said Gwithers Land 83 pches to a Marked oak of the Land Called Underwoods Choice 180 pches to the first bound Tree Containing and now Laid out for 240 acres more or lesse to be holden of the Mannor of west St Maries
All which above specified Land now is and by Pattent Called Warnell with all and singular its Rights Jurisdiccons & Appurtenances together with all houses Edifices Buildings Barnes stables Hogg & Tobacco Houses Orchards Gardens Yards Lands Tenements Medows feedings Pastures woods Underwoods profitts Commodities Comon of Pasture hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage Tenement or prmisses or to any pt or pcell of them belonging or in any manner of wayes appertaining To have & to hold the said pcell of Land & all and singular the Premisses hereby Granted Bargained and sold with their and every of their Rights Members & Appurtenances whatsoever unto the said James Chisholm his Heires Executors Admrs and Assignes for Ever and to the onely use and behoofe of the said James Chisholme his heires Exrs Admrs & Assignes for Ever and the said Henry Denton for himselfe his Heires Executors Admrs and Assignes for Ever and at the time of the signing sealing & Delivering of these Presents doth affirme Alleadge Assure and Confirme that the said Land and Premisses a good pure pfect Estate of Inheritance in fee simple without any Condicon Revercon Remainder or Limitacon of any use or uses Estate or Estates in or to any pson or psons whatsoever whatsoever to alter Change determine or make void the same And that the said Henry Denton at the time of the signing sealing and delivering hereof a Lawfull Authority to Give Grant Bargaine Sell Alien Enfeoffe and Confirme and Convey all and singular the before Granted Premisses with their and every of their Rights Jurisdiccons and Appurtenances unto the said James Chisholme his Heires Executors Admirs & Assignes in manner and forme aforesaid had and that the said James Chisholme his Heires Executors Admi.rs and Assignes & every of them shall and may by force and vertue of these Presents from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter Lawfully Peaceably and Quietly have hold use occupy posses & Enjoy the said pcell of Land and all and singular the before Granted Premises with their and every of their Rights Members & Appurtenances and have Receive and take the Issues and profitts thereof to his and their owne proper use and behoofe for Ever without any Lawfull let suite trouble deniall Interupcon Eviccon or disturbance of the said Henry Denton his Heires Executors Admi.rs or Assignes or of or by any other pson or psons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming by from or under him them or any of them or by his or their Meanes Act Consent Title Interest privitie or procurement and freely & Clearly acquitted Exonerated and discharged & from time to time well and sufficiently saved & kept harmless by the said Henry Denton his Heires Executors and Adm.rs of and from all manner of former and other Guifts Grants Bargaines Sales Leases Morgages Joyntures Dowers Title of Dowers Statute Merchant & Staple Recognisance Extents Judgements Executions Uses Intayles Rents Arrearages of Rents forfeitures fines Issues & Amerciaments & of and from all and singular other Titles troubles Charges Demands & Incumbrances whatsoever had made Committed suffered Omitted or done by the said Henry Denton his Heires Ex.rs Admrs or Assignes or by any other pson or psons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming by from or under him them or any of them or by his or their Act Consent Privitie or procurement
Hee the said James Chisholm his Heires Exrs Administrators & Assignes paying the Right Hon.ble Lord Baron of Baltemore his Heires and successors yearly Rent from time to time for Ever hereafter for the same and the said Henry Denton his Heires Executors Admirs and Assignes and all and every of them and every other Person or psons whatsoever Lawfully Claiming by from or under him them or any of them shall & will warrant and for Ever Defend the before menconed premisses unto the aforesaid James Chisholm his Heires Executors Admrs and Assignes for Ever according to the true intent and meaning of the before menconed premisses to all intents and purposes whatsoever In Wittness whereof the before menconed pties
To this Present Indenture have hereunto sett their hands and fixed their seales the Day and year above specified
Signed Sealed and Delivered by Henry Denton
in the Presence of us
Mary Denton, Geo Thompson, Wm Gwither
On the back side of the aforesaid recited Deed was
Samll Watkins Endorsed as followeth
This day came the within menconed Henry Denton and acknowledged this within specified Indenture to be his Act & Deed and Mary wife of the said Henry Denton who being privately Examined whether shee did freely & of her owne good will without any Threats fear or Compulcon of her said Husband Consent to the within specified sale of the within menconed Land who did before us underwritten acknowledge that shee did freely Consent thereunto and with all freely for Ever hereafter Relinquish all her Right Title Interest propertie Claime & Demand of her Thirds thereunto In Wittness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands this Day of December Anno 1688
Vincent Lowe
Acknowledged in Open Court and Clement Hill
Recor this 25th Day of Apll 1689
Provincial Court Land Records, 1676-1700. Volume 717, Page 545
http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000717/html/am717–545.html

1698 Feb 11 – James CheasumSt. Mary’s Co., MD 11th Feb., 1698; 8th Mch., 1698.
To wife Ann, extx., 80 A., part of dwelling plantation.
To sons James and William and dau. Mary, residue of tract afsd.
Personal estate to be divided among wife and child. afsd.
Test: Rich’d Atwood, Wm. Morgan, Jno. Manning. 6. 250.

1698 Feb 11 – PC No 1 – p. 124 – James Cheasum last will. St Marys Co, Maryland
… In the name of God amen, the 11th day of February 1699 … I James Cheasum of St Marys County in Maryland, being in perfect memory and remembrances … make this my last will and testament ….
… Item I give unto my loving wife Ann Cheasum 80 acres of land within the tract of land I now live on & 60 acres of the same tract.
… I give unto my eldest sun James Cheasum of the which remains 100 acres more.
… whitch 50 of the same I give unto my son William Cheasum,
… and the remaining 50 I give unto my daughter Mary Cheasum,
… and after my wife Ann Cheasum’s decease, her land shall be equally divided amongst my children, and if any of my children die without issue, then shall the survivors posses the land amongst them equally.
… Item, I give unto my sun James Cheasum my cupors toole, without apraisment and also a gun to my sun James Cheasum without appraisement.
… and as for the rest of my moveable estate after my debts are paid, I give unto my wife Ann Cheasum, her thirds, and the rest to be divided amongst my children as they come of age.
… I also, I make my wife, Ann Cheasum, my full and whole and soule executrix
… as witness my hand and seale, the day and year above writon, signed sealed and delivered in the presents of:
Signature: James Cheasum
Wits: Richard Atwood, William Morgan, John Maning.
Will Index, A-J, 1658-1955. Maryland, St. Mary’s County, wills
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYTT-9H3Q?i=130&cc=1803986&cat=1921757

Where did James Cheasum Jr and his brother William Cheasum go after their father’s death in St. Marys Co, MD? Records in St Marys are mostly lost or destroyed, but some statewide records exist that help.

William Chesum appears to have stayed in St Marys Co, MD.

1712 March 5 – William Chesum deed fr Peter Glen and wife, bk 6, p 202. Dorchester County, MD
… Articles of Agreement between Peter Glent of Dorchester County and William Chesum of the same County doth friendly by consent and before witness make … a division of land and alsoe marke an oake tree beginning at the sd tree and running west till it comes to a river and moreover I Peter Glent nor my heirs forever shall in any way claime any rite of any land on the North side of the said line … witness our hands and seales …
Signed: Peter Glent, William Chesum
Wit: Richard Cribb, Richard Bowridg
https://mdlandrec.net/main/dsp_viewer.cfm?cid=DO&q=CE&sr=46&ssu=6&sp=202&view=bookview&imtp=current&SrTyp=L&first=true&singlepage=1

1714 Oct 23 – Martha Vansweringen 36A.181 A St Mary’s, MD £53.4.6 930.13.3 Oct 23 1714
Payments to: Mr. Henry Lowe, Col. Henry Lowe, Isack Payn, Thomas Kendall, John Langly, Lewis Oliver, Ann Briarly, Barbary Cooper, William Johnson, George Griggs, Nathaniell Claypoole, Dr. John Seeger, William Cole, Mr. Richard Lewelling, William Chissum, Archibald Fetherick, Richard Griffin, Dr. Richardson, Mr. Kenelm Cheseldyne, William Jones, William Aisquith.
Executor: William Herbert.

James Chissum disappears from records in Maryland until the death of his brother William Chesam in 1731, when a James Chesam shows up in estate records of William Chesam. This could be a child of William Chesam, or could be his brother/siblings. The records do not specify.

1731 Aug 31 – William Chesam decd, Inventory, St Mary’s, MD £48.2.5
Appraisers: Will. Cott, William Locar. Creditors: Will. Deacon, John Leigh. Next of kin: James Chesam, Mary Chesam. Administratrix/Executrix: Mary Chisam.
Bk 16, p 293. Inventories of estates, 1718-1777. Maryland. Prerogative Court
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9981-799L-C?i=525&cat=262734

1731 Aug 31 – William Chissam decd, Account. St Mary’s, MD £48.2.5 £59.9.8 Aug 31 1731
Received from: Joseph Taylor, Mark Cooper.
Payments to: Thomas Squires, William Deacon, Esq. (administrator of John Vickers), Roger Tole, Ann Baker for use of Mr. John Bale, Capt. George Clarke.
Distribution to legatees: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: James Chissam, Mary Chissam, Ann Chissam.
Administratrix: Mary Chissam.
Bk 11, p 226. Accounts of estates. Maryland. Prerogative Court
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-L4ZJ-K?i=118&cat=264182

1735 Oct 27 – John White 14.107 A St Mary’s, MD 277.10.6 £7.14.3 Oct 27 1735
Received from: Capt. George Clark, William Betts, William Harrison, Percefull Sutten, Thomas Payn, Ann Thompson, Thomas Hatchet, William Locker, John Bissco, John Green, Barbara Calvert, James Smith, William Doxsey, William Price, Joseph Vanswaringen, John Langley, Nicholas Green, James Talton, Elisabeth Cole, Joseph Bennett, Richard Griffin, Frances Gary, Patrick Ceaten, James Chissim, Daniel Duggens, William Griggs, Capt. John Hicks.
(Note: James Chissim’s entry says: “With 1 pair of mens shoes of James Chissim at 0.5.0)
Executrix: Martha White
Bk 14, p 107. Accounts of estates. Maryland. Prerogative Court
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-LHQH-P?i=242&cat=264182

RE: Orange Co, Va descendants:

1785 (death of James Chizham of Orange Co, Va) PVT James Chizham of the 10th VA. Regt died at Valley Forge in March of 1778, while in the service of the 10th VA. Regt. At an April 28, 1785 Orange CO., VA. court, William Chizham was proven the heir of said PVT. James Chizham. William Chizham was awarded PVT. James Chizham’s 100 acres of bounty land, Land-Office Military Warrant No.4004.
Shown below is the April 28, 1785, Orange County, Virginia court record of deceased Continental soldier James Chizham & his heir, William Chizham.

Only Virginia Revolutionary soldiers who served in the Continental Army or Virginia State line and either completed three (3) years of service, or were disabled or died while in service were eligible to receive bounty land in Kentucky. The aforementioned PVTs. James Chisam & PVT.

James Chizham were the only two James Chisms in Virginia to be awarded Rev. War bounty land in Kentucky. No evidence has been found to indicate 2nd VA. Regt. PVT. James Chisam ever occupied his bounty land on Flat Lick Creek, however Pulaski CO., KY. court records do show a Thomas Chisham was living on this land between 1804-1807.

Research indicates 10th VA. Regt. PVT James Chizham was a cousin of John Chism, Sr., b.Aug. 1838, in Orange CO., VA. It’s also probable 2nd VA. Regt. PVT. James Chisam was a cousin of John Chism, Sr.’s. Chisham was the common spelling used for the Chisholms of Orange & Culpeper CO.s., VA. during the latter half of the 18th century. 1786-88 Orange CO., VA. Judicial Papers show a James Chisham assigning a bond to a Thomas Farish, who in turn assigned this bond to a Thomas Chisham. This may or may not have been the PVT. James Chisam & Thomas Chisham associated with the land on Flat Lick Creek in Pulaski CO., KY.

John Chism, Sr. was also a cousin of the PVT. James Chisham who served in the Virginia militia during the Rev. War, and who with his older brother George Chisham, who was also a veteran of the Rev. War, moved to Scott CO., KY. from Orange CO., VA. circa 1808-09. This PVT. James Chisham signed his name with an “X”, and so was not the same James Chisham found signing the 1786 bond, as shown in the judicial records of Orange CO., VA.

All indications are John Chism, Sr. was the same shown to have served in various militia companies who fought against the Shawnee Indians on the Virginia frontier.
(Eva Turner Clark Collection, housed in the James D. Hoskins Special Collection at the University of Tennessee Library in Knoxville)

He was almost certainly the same shown serving in Capt. Alexander McClanahan’s Augusta CO., VA., Militia with his brother-in-law Jehu Gum in 1774. Jehu Gum was another son of Jacob Gum, and Sarah Claypoole.

During this time period Jacob Gum and wife Sarah Claypoole were still living in Augusta CO. VA. John Chisam [sic] and Jehu Gum’s names on Capt. McClanahan’s 1774 payroll were only separated by just one other name. This company of militia participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant. John Chism, Sr. & Mary Gum’s first born, George Chism, was born circa 1774

Library of Virginia, Dunsmore’s War Pg 107 – 1774
Payroll roster of Capt. Alexander McClanahan’s company of Augusta Militia.
John Chisam.
Jehu Gum.
County: Augusta County.
Recorded on: p. 107.
Company commander: Capt. Alexander McClannehan.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?
retrieve_image=DW&offset=+182&page=107&reel=001

“Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia” Vol. 1, Page 373
Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800
By Augusta County (Va.), Lyman Chalkley, Mary Smith Lockwood · 1912
William Bowyer – tithe taker
Wm. Bowyer vs. John Chisum.– Writ, 22d August, 1774. Defendant is in the service. The defendant was going out on expedition.

George Chisham was recorded on the Jul 10, 1777 muster roll of Capt. Joseph Spencer’s Company of the 7th VA. Regt., commanded by John Chism, Sr.’s former captain, Alexander McClanahan, who’d been promoted to Lt. Col. in command of the 7th Regt. in 1775. William Chisham was also shown serving in Joseph Spencer’s company.

Only two adult James Chisms are found in the early records of Barren and parent Kentucky counties. Neither of these James Chisms were old enough to have fathered the Chism siblings first found in the records of Barren CO., KY.

The first of these two James Chisms lived in Green CO., KY., and was married to Barbary. James & Barbary had sons Richard & John Chism. This James Chism was a son of Richard Chism and Ann Long who’d migrated to pre-Green CO., KY. from Orange CO., VA. several years prior to his cousin John Chism, Sr., who’d married Mary Gum.

The only other adult James Chism found in these records was James Chism, born Aug. 20, 1779, who was the son of John Chism, Sr. and Mary Gum. This James Chism married Phebe Breed in Barren CO., KY., July 30, 1801. In 1819 James Chism wrote his Barren CO., KY. WILL, and in his WILL he identified his dere [sic] beloved wife as Phebe and a brother as Michael Chism. This James Chism died in June of 1819.

John Chism, Sr. was shown in the records of Barren & its parent Kentucky counties from 1791 until he and wife Mary (Gum) deeded their lands there to sons William & George Chism on Jan.5, 1816 (Barren CO., KY. Deeds Vol. E 1815-1816)

After divesting themselves of their lands in Barren CO., KY. in 1816, (see Barren Co Deeds on pages 4 & 5) John, Sr. and wife Mary disappeared from the records of Barren CO., Kentucky.

John, Sr. and Mary appear to have joined son John Chism/Chisholm, Jr.and his wife Esther Lynn in Maury CO., TN.

1820 Jul 28 – John Chisholm of the State of TN, county of Maury, to John D. Bibb of Alabama for $1600, paid to the said John Chisholm for 160 acres, SW quarter, Section 31, Twp 31, Range 1, East of Base Meridian, Madison County, Twp.
Sig: John Chisholm Esther Chisholm.
Maury Co. TN Deed Bk G, pp199-200 – 28 Jul 1820.

The preceding 1820 Maury CO., TN. deed indicates the two John Chism households (John Chisam & John Chishum) shown in the below 1820 U.S. Population Census of Maury CO., TN. were the households of John Chism, Jr. and his wife Esther, and John Chism, Sr. and wife Mary Gum.

John Chism/Chisholm, Jr. was a land locator and land speculator who owned land in many locations, having been in the Madison County, Mississippi Territory as early as 1809, and being shown there on the July 19, 1810 tax list, along with his father-in-law Benjamin Lynn/Linn & brother-in-law Marshall D’ Spain. John, Jr. owned land in what would later become Lauderdale CO., AL., said to have been among the first to obtain land there on Cypress Creek, when former Indian land was opened for settlement in 1816. Government Land Office Records indicate John, Jr. swapped adjacent tracts of land located on and near Cypress Creek for another adjacent tract of land on May 1, 1824.

The Chisholm Cemetery is located on this tract of land, which is located several miles north of Florence, in Lauderdale CO., AL. John, Sr., wife Mary Gum, son John, Jr., and his wife Esther, some of their children and grandchildren and other relatives are buried in this cemetery.
Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/22111/chisholm-cemetery/photo
Location of Chisholm Cemetery on Old Chisholm Farm, Chisholm Road.
7.5 miles north of Florence Post Office, Florence AL.
Latitude 34°54’9.22″N – Longitude 87°40’14.20″W

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Created:   1734–Orange County was created 1 February 1734 from Spotsylvania County.
County seat: Orange

Record Loss
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890