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Descendants of James Chisum


Generation No. 3


3. JOHN3 CHISUM (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born in Polecat Creek in the Mattapony River Vally in the old St John's Parish. He married ELLENDER GILLINGTINE January 21, 1733, daughter of NICHOLAS GILLINGTINE.

Notes for J
OHN CHISUM:
John Chisum and his wife Ellender Gillingtine were said to have had 22 children. Only the 12 have been accounted for; some probably died quite young. This information about 22 children apparently came from notes, probably written in the thirties by an unknown person and titled "Data from an Old Cousin."

John's birthplace was on the Polecat Creek in the Mattapony River Vally in the old St John's Parish. The Parish was divided in 1720, leaving the Chisum plantation in St. Margaret's Parish. But John lived most of his life in Amelia Co. VA. It is believed he was well educated, perhaps going to the same school George Washington later attended. He probably "read law" (a form of apprentiship) with his father, John.
Soon after he married, 21 Jan 1733, John purchased 400 acres ("Lost Virginia Records") on the Little Fork of the Sherando Rver, on the frontier of Virginia. In Dec of 1736 he bought another 400 acres on Stanton's River, further south in the colony. In 1746, his father-in-law, Nicholas Gillington or Gillingtine (Amelia Co. Deed Bk. 1, p. 475) deeded 200 acres of a 1000 acre plantation on the banks of Flat Creek in Amelia Co. to John and Ellender. Other land transactions include Straight Stone Creek near Randolph's Long Island on the Staunton River, 1756: 400 acres land grant on Flylow Creek. In 1762, John applied for permission to build a water grist mill on Straight Stone Creek. In 1767 he made a 150 acre gift to his son, James and in 1792 gift of 80 acres to his youngest son, Obadiah. It is reported by Dr. Arnold E. Hayes that several of John and Ellender's children moved from southwestern Va to southern KY, settling in the Cumberland river Valley, Neighbors Sevier and Harrison moved with them and married into the Chisum family.

Researcher M. Louise (Click)McPherson shows as place of birth: Old St. John's Parish, Pole Cat Crk. on Matta-Pony River.

John Chisholm--About 1752 John and Margaret moved to the part of Halifax Co., which was cut off into Pittsylvania Co., when it was created.
I do not know when they moved to Tenn., but both (John Chisum and son Elijah)were living there when they served in the Revolution. It was NC service because Tenn. was then a part of North Carolina.

     
Children of J
OHN CHISUM and ELLENDER GILLINGTINE are:
4. i.   ELIJAH4 CHISUM, b. 1744, Amelia Co., Virginia; d. 1817, White Co., Tennessee.
5. ii.   JAMES CHISUM.



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