John Chisholm

1756–1829 (Age 73)
Amelia, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Chisholm was born on 1 January 1756, in Amelia, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, David James Chisholm, was 28 and his mother, Ann Griffin, was 28. He married Sarah Harris in 1774, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 15 June 1829, in Marion, Perry, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

John Chisholm
1756–1829
Sarah Harris
1756–1848
Marriage: 1774
William Chisolm
1775–1814
Capt. John Chisam III
1776–1833
Elizabeth "Betsy" Chisam
1782–1855
Elisha M. Chism
1784–1825
Capt. Elijah James Chism I
1784–1832
William Dempsey Chism
1784–
Frances Chisam
1787–1855
Sarah Ann Chisum
1789–1866
James Chisam
1792–
Ignatius Chisholm
1777–1837
Rachel Chism
1777–1853
Mary Polly Chisum
1778–1855
John Gabriel Chism
1779–1855
Adar Chism
1780–
Mary Chisolm
1784–1826
Gatewood Chism
1785–1819
Nancy Chisam
1790–1858
Overton Deweese Chisam
1798–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1756–1829Male

  • Sarah Harris

    Female1756–1848Female

MARRIAGE
1774
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
children

(18)

  • William Chisolm

    Male1775–1814Male

  • Capt. John Chisam III

    Male1776–1833Male

  • Ignatius Chisholm

    Male1777–1837Male

  • Rachel Chism

    Female1777–1853Female

  • Mary Polly Chisum

    Female1778–1855Female

+13 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

  • Male1753–1817Male

  • Mary Lewis Chisholm

    Female1755–1818Female

  • Male1756–1829Male

  • Anne Chisholm

    Female1759–1828Female

  • Male1760–1825Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1775

Age 19

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 20

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Chisholm in entry for Harriet Maria Chisholm, "South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935"
  • Col. John D. (By DNA) CHISUM
  • John Chisholm in the South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

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