Rhoda Chisum

Female21 September 1808–15 May 1891

Brief Life History of Rhoda

When Rhoda Chisum was born on 21 September 1808, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Isham Chisum, was 39 and her mother, Permelia Roberts, was 29. She married John C Walling Jr in 1824, in Covington, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Limestone, Texas, United States in 1853 and lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1850 and Limestone, Texas, United States in 1860. She died on 15 May 1891, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Era Cemetery, Era, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John C Walling Jr
Rhoda Chisum
Marriage: 1824
Amanda Walling
Samuel Walling
about 1834–
Rhoda Walling
Amelia Ann Walling
William Alfred Walling
John C. Walling III

Sources (4)

  • Rhoda Walling in household of John Walling, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rhoda Chisum Walling, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rhoda Walling in household of John Walling, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1824Covington, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 4

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: shortened form of Chisholm . This surname is now rare in Britain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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