Enoch Parsons Chisholm

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

The Life Summary 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 McLendon-Chisholm, Rockwall, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in McLendon-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

  • Marriage
    14 January 1836Sabine, Texas, United States
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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 c̄se, cēse ‘cheese’ (from 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.

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    Sources (7)

    • E Chisolm, "United States Census, 1860"
    • E P Chisholm in entry for Sarah E Chisholm, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Enoch P Chisholm, "United States Census, 1870"

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