Nancy Chisum

Female 1791 - 1858  (67 years)


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  • Name Nancy Chisum 
    Born 1790-1791  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Nancy Chisam  [2
    Also Known As Nancy Chisam Fisher  [4
    Died 0Dec 1858  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I15702  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Father John "Blind John" Chisholm,   b. 1 Jan 1756, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1829, Marion, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Sarah Harris,   b. 1756, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1848, Sparta, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1774  Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Family ID F6042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Fisher,   b. 18 Apr 1783, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Mar 1831, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1807  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Residence (Family) 1820  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Malissa "Massee" Fisher,   b. 19 Feb 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1876, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. John Fisher,   b. 9 Nov 1811, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1878, Ballard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. William Fisher, Jr.,   b. 17 Sep 1817, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Oct 1862, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. James M. Fisher,   b. 29 Feb 1820, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1907, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Ambrose Fisher,   b. 23 Mar 1823, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1878, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Alford "Bob" Fisher,   b. 25 Oct 1825, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1910, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Nancy Fisher,   b. 0Dec 1827, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1880, Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     8. George Washington Fisher,   b. 10 Sep 1830, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1893, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1790-1791 - Spartanburg County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1807 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1820 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Dec 1858 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Nancy Chisam Fisher
      BIRTH 1790
      South Carolina, USA
      DEATH Dec 1858 (aged 6768)
      White County, Tennessee, USA
      BURIAL
      Fisher Cemetery
      DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 83336907 View Source: Created by: Jeannine Rickard
      Added: 12 Jan 2012

      Nancy Chisam Fisher was the daughter of John Chisam, a Revolutionary War soldier. She married William Fisher on April 2, 1807, in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

      Family Members
      Spouse
      William Fisher
      17831831 (m. 1807)

      Children
      Melissa Fisher Moore*
      18081876

      Photo
      John Fisher*
      18111878

      Elizabeth Fisher UpChurch*
      1813 unknown

      Photo
      Ambrose Fisher*
      18231878

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    • Posted By: William Chisholm
      Email: chishwl@otelco.net
      Subject: "Blind John" Chisholm/Chisum/etc--"New Information"
      Post Date: February 10, 2008 at 09:56:58
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chisholm/messages/1661.html
      Forum: Chisholm Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chisholm/


      Recently, while tracking down one of the many Johns, I ran across the following information in the records of Madison Co, AL.

      Letters of Administration for the estate of one John Chisolm were issued to a Lazarus Vann on 8/16/1830. These letters were issued with the consent of the widow, Sarah. John died intestate. Filtering thru the notes and letters, I found the heirs to be: Sarah (widow), John Chisolm Jr., William Chisolm Sr, Isham Pullen, Alfred Marrow, Andrew Burnside, and Nancy Fisher. Nancy Fisher, and John Chisum had a letter written from White Co, Tn to the judge of probate requesting that slaves Hannah (old woman) and Dolly (girl), part of the estate of John Chisolm, be sold and the proceeds of the sale be divided among the heirs. A LeRoy Chisum, who apparently lived in Madison Co, Al attached his concurrence. (Sarah, Nancy, and LeRoy can not write). LeRoy's concurrence is dated April or Aug. 18, 1832. One William L. Chisam charged the estate 2.00 for bringing the slaves to Huntsville on 7/2/1832. Around this time, Sarah, the widow, had a letter written to the judge of probate asking that the judge provide her with the status of the settlement of the estate, stating that she had not received a single penny from the estate of her husband and that she had sent a letter to the administrator but not heard from him. She also stated that her husband had promised that she would be able to keep the slaves to "wate" on her during her old age. Soon after the letter was received, the judge ordered the sherriff to have Mr Van bring all records of the estate to court. No mention of the disposition or fate of Mr Vann is mentioned. I recoginized this John to be "Blind John" because several years ago I had read of his daughter's troubles in applying for his Revoloutionary War Pension.

      "Blind John" is listed, in most accounts, as having died in Perry Co, AL but it is apparent he died in Madison Co, AL It could be that he was a resident of Perry Co and happened to die in Madison Co. That may be why $2.00 was charged to bring the slaves to Huntsville. No records I have seen show the first names of John's son in laws, Burnside and Pullen. I think this record in Madison Co makes those name clear. Alfred Marrow may be another son in law.

      The file in Madison Co, AL has the estate sale, listing all property sold and to whom. There are also several slips of paper where Mr Vann made charges to the estate for "services" and one page which was faded and unreadable.

      There was no charge for transportation of the body so I assume John was buried in Madison Co or someone transported his body free of charge to "wherever". There is a charge of $2.00 for a casket.
      Hope this is helpful to you "Blind John" folks. BTW the spelling of the name Chisolm is all over the lot. Chisolm,Chisum,Chism,Chisam,etc. Seems that none could read or write.

      W.L. Chisholm

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    • SC Line, sol's only heir, Nancy FISHER stated 5 Sep 1855 that he died 15 Jun 1829 in AL leaving a widow Sarah who d 30 Aug 1848 in White Co, TN. He and wife had 7 children, to wit: Nancy FISHER, John, Chisam [sic], Rachel RIDDLES, Polly PULLEN, Betsy BURNSIDES, Sarah CHISAM & Frances HATELY & all were dec'd in 1855 except Nancy FISHER. He and wife had married in Spartansburg Dist, SC in 1774. A Mary CHISAM stated in Aug 1855 that she was a widow of one of his sons & that she drew a pension as only heir of Jonathan & Margaret HARRIS. (RW Pension File R1932) See also RW Jonathan HARRIS below.

      end of this commentary [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S20283] "The Fisher Line", compiled by Margaret Fisher & Betty Fisher Cox, 1980., p. 44 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S12760] "Sarah Harris", Profile, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8217770/person/-981390833, abstracted by David A. Hennessee, inf.

    3. [S12761] "Nancy Chisam Fisher", Profile, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83336907, abstracted by David A. H.

    4. [S8405] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83336907.

    5. [S1677] "The Fisher Line - Nicholas Fisher's Descendants:1730-1980", Compiled by, p. 46 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1677] "The Fisher Line - Nicholas Fisher's Descendants:1730-1980", Compiled by, p. 41 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S9839] "Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War, White County, Tennessee", http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/counties/white.htm, revi.

    8. [S20274] "The Fisher Line", compiled by Margaret Fisher & Betty Fisher Cox, 1980., p. 44 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S12762] "Nancy Chisam Fisher", Commentary, Message URL: ,http://genforum.genealogy.com/chisholm/messages/1661.html,.