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