William Dempsey Chism

Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Dempsey

When William Dempsey Chism was born before 1784, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Chisholm, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Harris, was 27. He married Frances Page on 12 September 1806, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812.

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William Dempsey Chism
Frances Page
Marriage: 12 September 1806
Anna Chism
Sara Frances Chism
John Chism

Spouse & Children

12 September 1806
Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1756–1829Male

  • Sarah Harris




  • William Chisolm


  • Capt. John Chisam III


  • Ignatius Chisholm


  • Rachel Chism


  • Mary Polly Chisum


+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

Irish (Antrim): shortened form of Scottish Chisholm .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dempsey Chissum, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"
  • Dempsey Chism, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Dempsey Chism, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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