HERE IS SOME OF THE INFO I HAVE ON JOHN CHISUM III
Age 74 at time of death.
His parents were John Chisum II and Ellender (Eleanor) Gillington. Her parents were Nicholas Gillington and Mary Elizabeht Rickets. The Gillington line goes back to 1058 to Waleran DeGyrlyngton.
John Chium II parents were John Chisum I and Elizabeth Bradley. Next was James Chisum I and Ann (Anne Carter), then Richard (the Immigrant) Chisum/Cheesome (born about 1613 in London, England) and his wife, Margaret Isham, born about 1613 in New Kent, Lancaster Co., VA. Her parents were Roger Isham and Grace Madison. Richard's father was probably Sir james Chisum I See info on him at the bottem of this file.
Some would have us believe that this John Chisum is the father of Anna Chisum who married John Walling. He married Sarah Kilpatrick in 1754. Their son, John (Red Buck) Chisum was born January 28, 1779.
Children by the father of Anna Walling were born as follows:
Isham Russsel Chisum, borh about 1775.
Anna Chisum, born about 1777.
Elijah Kaufman Chisum, born about 1779
Chloe (Cloway) Chisum, born about 1781
Phobe Chisum, born about 1783
Jesse Chisum, born about 1785
John Chisum, born about 1787
Sallie Chisum, born about 1789.
Since John Chisum III who was married to Sarah Kilpatrick had a son born in 1779, the only way he could possibly be the father of Anna Chisum was if he was married to two women at the same time, as the children were born during the same time period.
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Records of the immediate family of Capt. John are not complete. His wife was undoubtedly SARAH KILPARICK, her family being well-known in Halifax Co., VA. In fact, highly regarded all over the Southwest.
Capt. John Chisum was reportedlya woodsman, Òland viewerÓ, and Army Scout (Spy). He associated many years with Valetine Sevier II, who was listed in one Virginia payroll as a ÒspyÓ.
Information on John Chishum was obtained from county histories, and other pertinent records of the pre-Revolutionary epoch. His personality and skills, which include his education, business, and military talent, mark him as being quite different form the half-dozen or more JohnÕs who flourished on frontiers of the Cherokee ÒnationsÓ. Two Chisum Bibles and the public record of the Watauga Association plus those of Washington Co., NC, prove Òpaper proofÓ for many incidents in his life.
John spend most of his life on the frontier. The Tax List in 1772 show him owning two properties in Botetourt Co., VA, his addres being ReidÕs Island. Five years later he assisted Gov. John Seiver organize Washington Co., TN, comprising all of the land due west of North Carolina in 1777. He was also Justice-Of-The-peace, member of the new court, and deputy surveyor during this time. There are 11 reverences to John Chisum in the earliest minutes of the Washington County Court up to 1782.
In 1782 he left eastern Tennessee to visit his parents in Amelia Co., VA. While there, his father gave him 217 acres of land purchased in the adjoining Prince Edward County. It is supposed that this deed of gift represents the sonÕs portion of the family inheritance. John, however, had made plans to settle on his bounty land in southern Kentucky, he disposed of the Prince Edward acreage.
Late in 1782, accompanied by his brothers Elijah and Obadiah, he returned to eastern Tennessee, his brothers having business in Rogersville, Hawkins Co., TN. Capt. John continued on to Jonesboro, where the Òover-the-mountain-men were making a streneous effort to gain recognition from both the Federal and North Carolina governments, annoucning the new State of Franklin. John was invoved in the debate ahd a political activity, as a loyal supporter of Gen. John Sevier, he was also busy entering several land grant petitions.
Here is a brief sumary of his life:
¥ 1732: Born in St. MargaretÕs parish, Caroline Co., VA.
¥ 1745: Attended school in Fredericksburg, VA. Home in ÒSherando ValleyÓ, assoiated with Seivers and Harisons.
¥ 1753: ÒLand ViewerÕ, Augusta County frontier.
¥ 1758: Solider form Augusta County Record: Capt. MosbyÕs Company, Colonel Robert Slaughter in command. Served as Private. Scout with Valentine Seiver, spending much time in the woods.
¥ 1772: Two land grants in Botetourt Co., VA. ReidÕs Ialand, Dist. 15 (in floyd Co., VA. today) and District 16, New River and Sinking Creek, one poll.
¥ 1773-1774: Deliquent on Tax List. August County record, Order Book says: Òthe defendant is in the service, going out on the ExpeditionÓ, replying to a writ, William Boyer vs. John Chism. this was the Point Pleasant Expedition.
¥ 1777: John Chisum and Elijah, his brother, took the Oath of Allegiance in Henry Co., VA.
¥ 1778: Washngton Co., NC organized with boundaries co-extensiave with present dayState of Tennessee. John chisum named a Justice of Peace. First court held February 23, 1778.
¥ 1780: Washington Co., NC. May Term of court. Robert Sevier, John Chisum, and John Waddle bondsmen for William Nelson. 10,000 pds. each. John Chisum, Esquire fined 100 pds. for strking Abranahm Denton in the court yard.
¥ 1780: John Chisum in battle of KingÕs Mountain, October 6, 1780. (Note: This was later proved to be John D. Chisholm whose grandson was Jesse Chisholm of Chisholm Trail Fame. This John Chisholm was also closely associated with John Seiver.)
¥ 1781: Visits parents in Amelia County, reciving his family inheritance, land in Prince Edard Co., VA. After selling this land, he goes with brothers Elijah and Obadiah to Hawkins Co., TN.
¥ 1783: Visits General John Seiver at the generaÕs home at Mount Plesant, on Nollchucky River.
¥ 1784: Two land grants to John Chisum, entered by Absalom Chisum. 100 acres, August 10, 1784, Flat Lick Branch (this later in Simpson Co.), KY. 200 acres, December 7, 1785, Forks of Red River, Logan Co., KY.
¥ 1787: Appears on Hawkins Co., TN Tax List with his brother, Elijah Chisum.
¥ 1789: Entered three different paces of land for Bounty Land Grants. #264, 626, 875 with the Tennessee Land office.
¥ 1792: Joins his brother Abasalom in Logan Co., KY.
¥ 1793: Sells 200 acres in Logan Co., KY to David Standly.
¥ 1795: On Tax List, Logan Co., KY. One male over 21, one man over 16.
¥ 1797. John Chisum, with power-of-attorney from his brother Absalom, files a suit in Davidson Co., Mero District, to obtain title to 640 acres of land on Richland Creek (afterwards designated as the Sulphur Fork of Red River) for which he had been granted preemption under the laws of North Carolina. Absalom and John mentioned as brothers in this writ.
¥ 1803. Joined his brother Elijah in Jackson Co., TN. This region would soon be organized into White Co., TN.
¥ 1804: Gives a power-of-attorney to his nephew, James Chisum (Deputy Surveyor for Mero District, TN), to sell the 640 acres of preempton land on the Sulphur Fork of Red River. The Jackson County court registered the power-of-attorney.
¥ 1806: The above land sold to John Long, May 3, 1806. since the land is in Robertson Co., TN it was necessary to registered the deed in that county. There John chisum is designated as of ÒWhite CountyÓ. Evidently he died in the home of Elijah chisum (his brother) who lived in Sparta, White Co., in 1806.
Source: HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, Edited by Mrs. John Bennett Boddie
1. Title: John (Red Buck) Chisholm, Recipient: Carol Niven, Author E-mail:
Author: Ron Crooker
Publication: 15 Feb 2001
Copy 2/16/01 Richard M. Leland III
According to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Volume 72, June 1984, Number E. Chisholm Families in the American colonies by Meredith B. Colbert II, F.A.S.G., John Chisum III ancestry may not go back to Richard Cheesome.
Quoted form the above source:
CHISHOLMS OF VIRGINIA
ÒThis section is not resented as definitive testament of this subject but rather as a foundation for future research. One account has already appeared on Virginia Chisholms. It was compiled by Dr. Arnold E. Hayes and published in 1972 in Volume 17 Historical Southern Famlies edited by Mrs. John Bennett Boddie and was supplemented in 1976 in Volume 21. The purpose of the account was not tell the story of the Virginia Chisholms but to tell the story of the Tennessee Chisholms and their ancestors.
ÒThe least satisfactory of part of this account is the lineage form John to Richard Cheesome. A well-experienced genealogist, John Frederick Dorman, clearly rejects the early part of the genealogy in a review. His point of view is thoroughly endorsed by the present wrter, who believes that on the basis of the available evidence Richard Cheesome is an unlikely ancestor.
ÒThe documents named relating to John Chisum as useful, yet the compiler has not proved the idenity of John Chisum prior to the record of 1743, and he has failed to quoteh is will of 1793, which should provide some light on the idenity of his children. Son John is identified as Capt. John Chisholm of Washington Co., TN, which he certainly was not. Capt. John Chisolm of Washington Couny was Capt. John Chisholm of Knoxville, whom the compiler erroneously identified as a son of (not Captin), John Chisholm of Craven Co., SC.
ÒSon James to whom John granted land in Pittsylvania County in 1767 is identified as the james of Halifax County, who died by 1786. No convincing evidence is presented that james of Halifax County is of a late enough generation to be a son. The compiler had invaded the treacherous waters of Virgina genealogy (which has many pitfalls and many unanswered questions) in an effort to present a neat package. He has made allegations of relationships without having proved them. As a result his work, which has merit, must be used with caution.
Note: Some would have us believe that this John Chisum was the father of Anna Chisum who married John Walling. However, he would have had to be married to AnnaÕs mother at the same time he was married to Sarah Kilpatrick. The clue is the birthdates of the respective children of each. Check it out.
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SIR JAMES CHISUM/CHISHOLM
Sir James Chisholm was ÒMaster of the HouseholdÓ to King James I of England. His daughter, Agnes, married the famous John Napier of Merchiston, the inventor of logarithms. Her brother, also named James Chisholm, Knight, maried Helen Stirling, the ÒFair Maid of PerthÓ of song and poem. The daugher of this last James Chisholm, named Jane, married her cousin, James Drummong, Baron of Madertyin Perthashire. their grandson William Drummond was Major-General in the army of Scotland. During the Restoration (Charles II, 1660-1685) he rose to be Lord of the Treasury of all Britain; and in 1686 he was crested Viscount Strathallan.
According to Mrs. John Bennett Boddie writing in HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, Richard Cheesome, who left Great Britain for the American colonies about 1641, was a descendant of Sir James Chisholm. This belief is based upon circumstantial evidence and thus is not offered as fact.
I have Richard Cheesome as a son of Sir James Chisholm. ItÕs about as close a relationship as I can dermine unless he was a brother.