Joseph Chrisman (23 Nov 1800 VA--24 Oct 1875 MO) married Eleanor Higgens Soper (28 Apr 1803 VA--25 Aug 1878 MO) perhaps on 12 Jan 1822 Fayette KY.It is easy to find lots of info on their son Judge John Chrisman, though I am more interested in their daughter Timandra (17 May 1829 KY--Jul 1906 MO) who married Dr. Benjamin Mitchell (17 Oct 1819--1896 MO) m. 9 Dec 1847 in Fayette KY. I have traced my line solidly to Joseph and Eleanor, but then I have an evidence problem.
So who was Joseph's parents?I have Abraham Chrisman (1768--1847) and Mary Polly Johnson (1775--).Others have Joseph H. Chrisman (1776-1828) and Jane Hopkins (1769–1836).Does someone have any evidence which is correct?
Here is some info about Joseph and Eleanor (just for fun)
Liberty Weekly Tribune, 1875 Oct 29, page 3:
Mr. Jos. Chrisman died at the residence of his son, Judge John Chrisman, in this city on Sunday morning last, at a ripe old age.He had been a citizen of this county for many years, and enjoyed an enviable reputation as a man of incorruptable integrity and piety.
HISTORY OF CLAY COUNTY... pg 306-307:
JUDGE JOHN CHRISMAN
(Formerly of Liberty, now of Kansas City).
Judge Chrisman is a native of Kentucky, born in Fayette county, October 3, 1825.His parents were Joseph and Eleanor H. (Soper) Chrisman, his father originally of Virginia, but his mother a native of Kentucky.The Sopers were one of the pioneer families of Kentucky.They came there about the time, or soon after, the migration of Daniel Boone into the land of the Dark and Bloody Ground, and subsequently became quite prominent in the affairs of the State.Joseph Chrisman went out from Virginia to Kentucky when a young man, and was married to Miss Soper in Jessamine county.In 1851 he removed to Missouri with his family and located in Clay county, where he followed farming until his death, in 1875.He lived to the advanced age of 75 years.Mr. Chrisman, Sr., was quite successful as a farmer, and accumulated a comfortable property.
[Source: "Text from History of Clay and Platte County, Missouri, Written..."Scanned in by Chuck McCardie, Ancestry.com Message Boards. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999-2000.]
Liberty Tribune, Liberty MO, Sep 6, 1878:
"Died in this county, on the 25th ult [25th of the previous month], at theresidence of her son-in-law, Dr. B. R. Mitchell, Mrs. Eleanor H. Chrisman, widow of the late Jos Chrisman, aged about 76 yrs. She had resided in Clay Co. about 28 yrs"[Also Missouri_doc1]
History of Jackson County Missouri 1920 pg. 376-379 States:
Thomas H. Swope.
... Joseph Chrisman, father of William Chrisman, was born in Rockingham County, Va., in October, 1800.He was taken to Kentucky by his parents and was there reared to young manhood. He married Eleanor Soper, native of Maryland, and member of an old American family.
In later year, Joseph Chrisman moved from Kentucky to a farm near Liberty, Ma, and there spent his remaining years.Joseph and Eleanor Chrisman were the parents of children as follow: William; John, died in Kansas City; Joseph, died in De Kalk County, Mo.; Amanda, wife of Dr. Ben Mitchell, Clay County, Mo.