John C. Chisom

Brief Life History of John C.

When John C. Chisom was born in October 1852, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Coleman Chisom, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Arnold, was 23. He married Dorah Ann Amos on 23 December 1873, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Franklin, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Big Lick District, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died in 1923, at the age of 71.

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John C. Chisom
Dorah Ann Amos
Marriage: 23 December 1873
Alfred Henry Chisom
Mary Ann Chisom
Ollie A Chisom

Sources (20)

  • John Chisholm, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J H, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • John C. Chisom, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1872 · The First National Park

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Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of Chisholm , once common in Yorkshire but now rare in Britain.

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

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