Enoch Parsons Chisholm

1 January 1813–24 January 1875 (Age 62)
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Enoch Parsons

When Enoch Parsons Chisholm was born on 1 January 1813, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Captain John Chisum IV, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Greenwood Kilpatrick, was 31. He married Amanda Alabama McMahan on 14 January 1836, in Sabine, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Texas, United States in 1870. He died on 24 January 1875, in Chisholm, Rockwall, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Chisholm, Rockwall, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Parsons Chisholm
Amanda Alabama McMahan
Marriage: 14 January 1836
Lucinda Parsons Chisholm
John Alexander Chisholm
Missouri A C Chisholm
Luarene E J Chisholm
Enoch Parsons Chisholm Jr.
Mary E Chisholm

Spouse and Children

14 January 1836
Sabine, Texas, United States


    Lucinda Parsons Chisholm


    John Alexander Chisholm


    Missouri A C Chisholm


    Luarene E J Chisholm


    Enoch Parsons Chisholm Jr.


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

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: habitational name from Chisholme near Hawick in southern Scotland, which derives its name from Old English cȳse, cēse ‘cheese’ (Latin caseus) + holm ‘piece of dry land in a fen’ and refers to a waterside meadow good for dairy farming and hence for producing cheeses. In the 14th century members of this family migrated to the Highlands, settling in Strathglass, where their name was Gaelicized as Siosal.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • E Chisolm, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enoch P Chisholm, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enoch P Chism, "United States Census, 1850"

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