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Descendants of James Chisum


Generation No. 6

9. LAVINIA6 CHISUM (JAMES STEWART5, ELIJAH4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born February 10, 1808 in TN, Claiborne Co., USA, and died Aft. 1874. She married MAJ. ANDREW TURNER January 01, 1827 in TN, Hardeman, USA.

Notes for LAVINIA CHISUM:
Bondsman for her marriage to Andrew was Jonas Robertson (Robinson)

Deed Book 5 Madison Co. TN page 172-174
Late in a deed, Indenture Oct 15, 1838 between legal Representatives of James Chishum. Dec'd --showing consent of wives for the conveying of these lands, Viney Turner is called Liveny Turner. One of the wives, Catherine Chism, now wife of Thomas B. Mercer is given as one of the grantors although she is not in the listing above.

Bondsman for her marriage to Andrew was Jonas Robertson (Robinson)

Deed Book 5 Madison Co. TN page 172-174
Late in a deed, Indenture Oct 15, 1838 between legal Representatives of James Chishum. Dec'd --showing consent of wives for the conveying of these lands, Viney Turner is called Liveny Turner. One of the wives, Catherine Chism, now wife of Thomas B. Mercer is given as one of the grantors although she is not in the listing above.


Notes for MAJ. ANDREW TURNER:
Levinia Chisum and Andrew Turner had 14 children

Rufus Brooks brother James lived with the Turner family in 1850 according to the Hardeman County TN Census 1850

Levinia Chisum and Andrew Turner had 14 children


     
Children of LAVINIA CHISUM and ANDREW TURNER are:

20. i.   NANCY EVELYN7 TURNER, b. October 24, 1841, Hardeman Co., Tennessee; d. February 03, 1882, Hardeman Co., Tennessee.
21. ii.   FRANCES TURNER, b. Abt. 1836.



10. MARY ANN6 CHISUM (JAMES STEWART5, ELIJAH4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born March 06, 1795 in TN, Hawkins Co., USA, and died March 24, 1853 in Paris, TX, Lamar Co., USA. She married JOHN JOHNSON October 22, 1810 in TN, Overton Co., USA. He was born August 31, 1790 in NC, and died September 27, 1852 in Paris, TX, Lamar Co., USA.

Notes for MARY ANN CHISUM:
Mary was nicknamed "Polly"
Old Paris Cem is located on 17th St. E. of the Square, in Paris, TX



More About MARY ANN CHISUM:
Burried: Old Paris Cem., TX, Lamar Co., USA
Occupation: Old Paris Cem., TX, Lamar Co., USA

Notes for JOHN JOHNSON:
Mary and John Johnson went to Texas and had 15 children. Married 22 Oct 1810, Hardeman Co., TN (other chart says Overton Co., TN- did county name change?) John (Johnny) Johnson d. about 1852/3, Lamar Co., TX (possible brother to James Johnson who m. Nancy Chisum, dau of John Chisum-??)

On Aug 19 1837, in Hardeman Co., TN, John Johnson who was about to move to Texas, left a power of atty with his son, James to transact business, collect debts and make deed to the tract of land where he lived on the Hatchie River. It was registered 17 Jan 1838 and cancelled on 9 Apt. 1839 by both parties when John returned for a visit to Tennessee.

A letter found among the Balmer Papers relates from Polly's father James to his parents Elijah and Lucy of an illness Polly was suffering after her first child was born. 29 July 1811. (See notes of James Stewart Chisum for letter) The Mallary book states: "Mary Chisum, oldest daughter of James Chisum and granddaughter of Thomas and Anne Eppes Gibbons, married John Johnson in 1810 in Hardeman Co., TN. After the death of James and Elizabeth Gibbons Chisum, around 1840, the whole family began "going west" until by the time Texas was a state, most of the Chisums were in Texas . James Johnson, their only son, married Nancy Chisum granddaughter. of Elijah Chisum.

Upon the death of John and Mary Johnson the estate was left to be divided equally among his named children. It was a large estate...The records are in the Paris Co., TX court house. Marilyn Lynch says that she has heard there were more children of John and Mary Johnson, but at the time of the settlement, only the ten named children received a share..."Each child received #3,467.64 in cash on 28 Nov 1853.

In 1860, Nacogdoches Co., TX census A .A. Johnson (male), age 15? Johnson (female), age 12; Permelia Johnson, age 10 and Kaufman Johnson, age 8, are found living in the household of James Jacobs(who m Mary Chisum, dau . of old Elijah). Other minors in their household are Samuel Chisum, age 8, Rebecca Chisum, age 6, Nancy Chisum, age 4 and John Chisum, age 4.

These Johnson children in Jacobs household are possible grandchildren of this John and Mary Johnson. (see Mary Chisum & James Jacobs in old Elijah section). At this point I don't know the parents of the Chisum minors.



More About JOHN JOHNSON:
Burried: Old Cem., Paris, TX, Lamar Co., USA
     
Children of MARY CHISUM and JOHN JOHNSON are:

  i.   WILLIAM M.7 JOHNSON.
  Notes for WILLIAM M. JOHNSON:
I do not know if this is a child of John and Mary Ann Johnson.
  ii.   JOHN C. JOHNSON.
  iii.   JULIA JOHNSON.
22. iv.   JAMES M. JOHNSON, b. July 22, 1811; d. Abt. 1853.
23. v.   SARAH JOHNSON, b. October 12, 1813, TN; d. October 15, 1852, TX, Lamar Co., USA.
24. vi.   ELIZABETH JOHNSON, b. July 15, 1815, Overton, TN; d. January 24, 1896, Delta, TX, USA.
  vii.   LUCINDA G. JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1817, USA; d. December 30, 1820, Overton, TN, USA; m. MAJOR MAJOR DILAHANTY.
  Notes for MAJOR MAJOR DILAHANTY:
Last name could also be Gillahunty.
  viii.   NANCY CHISUM JOHNSON, b. November 13, 1819, TN, USA; d. April 06, 1911, Lamar, TX, USA; m. ALEX WETMORE WRIGHT.
  More About NANCY CHISUM JOHNSON:
Burried: Evergreen Cem., TX, Paris, Lamar Co., USA
  ix.   REBECCA JOHNSON, b. November 01, 1821, TN, USA; d. February 10, 1843, TX, Lamar Co., USA; m. ATLAS DODD, April 14, 1842, TX, Lamar Co., USA.
  x.   LAVINIA JOHNSON, b. November 26, 1823, TN; d. January 27, 1863, Lamar, TX; m. JOHN D. THOMAS.
  xi.   MARY ANN JOHNSON, b. December 14, 1827, TN, USA; d. June 1873, Delta, TX; m. JAMES W. STELL, January 24, 1850, TX, Lamar Co., USA.
  xii.   MARTHA ANN JOHNSON, b. February 28, 1830, TN; d. 1892; m. (1) GRANVILLE TAYLOR, February 22, 1849; m. (2) JOHN DYER, July 1858, TX, Lamar Co., USA.
  Notes for MARTHA ANN JOHNSON:
Married first Granville Taylor; m. 2nd John Dyer.
Martha is buried at Shady Grove Cem. Pattonville, Lamar Co. TX
  xiii.   MARGARET JOHNSON, b. May 11, 1832, TN; d. April 20, 1852, TX, Lamar Co., USA; m. MITCHELL MCCUISTON, December 24, 1850, TX, Lamar Co., USA.
  Notes for MITCHELL MCCUISTON:
According to "John Simpson Chisum and His Kin", Mitchell was a tax assessor and executor of the estate of McDonald. He resigned both of these positions and entered the Civil War with the Confederate Army . While he was away, Margaret "mounted a horse one morning to go to a neighbor's home and on her way she was attacked by a Negro slave and killed. The Negro was captured and tried by the neighbors at the scene of the crime some ten miles southeast of Paris, TX. Death by burning was voted. This was April 1863."
  xiv.   FRANCES JOHNSON, b. March 19, 1834, TN, USA; m. THOMAS J. TOWERS.
  Notes for THOMAS J. TOWERS:
Thomas J. Towery was a saddler.


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