Captain Elijah James Chisum, Sr.

Male 1744 - 1818  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Elijah James Chisum 
    Title Captain 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 0___ 1744  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1818  Sparta, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Probate 17 Apr 1819  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion Primitive Baptist  [6
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [5, 7
    Buried Walker Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Person ID I6460  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Father John Chisum, III,   b. ~ 1704, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1792, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Elleanor Gillentine,   b. ~ 1716, King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Apr 1804, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 1725-1730  St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F6991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Lucinda Herbert "Lucy" Claiborne,   b. 22 Aug 1760, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Oct 1818, Sparta, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 0___ 1773  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14, 15, 16
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1801  Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1804  Jackson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
     1. James Stewart Chisum,   b. 26 Jan 1774, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Nov 1834, Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. John Chisum,   b. 0___ 1776, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1839, Hardeman County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     3. William Chisum,   b. 0___ 1778, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1831  (Age ~ 53 years)
     4. Elizabeth Chisum,   b. 0___ 1779, (Amelia County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1828, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     5. Malinda Chisum,   b. 0___ 1782, (Amelia County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1798, (Overton County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     6. Elijah James Chisum, Jr.,   b. 0___ 1784, Hawkins County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1818, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     7. Thomas Chisum,   b. 0___ 1786
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F2352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1744 - Amelia County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1773 - Amelia County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1801 - Grainger County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1804 - Jackson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1818 - Sparta, White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 17 Apr 1819 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Walker Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Revolutionary Patriot...Lynn

      White County,Tennessee Deed Abstracts:1801-1820, abstracted by Joyne Martin Murray, p. 118;

      "Volume F Page 332 Indenture 18 Jan 1819 JAMES CHISUM, Overton Co.,TN, and JOHN CHISUM, White County, Exrs last will & Tes of ELIJAH CHISUM, Senr, one part and JOHN RUTLEDGE, other part, $2500 paid, secured by note, tr on Calf Killers fork of Caney fork, including late residence of sd Elijah, Decd, being part of 450 acre tr granted by TN to sd Elijah, Patent No 1858, 300 acres, reversing space for graves of late proprietors."

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      Served as a captain under John Sevier in the Etowah Campaign against the Cherokee Indians.

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      Member of the Tennessee Legislature, 3rd General Assembly, 1799-1801, representing Grainger County. House, 6th General Assembly, 1805-1807, representing Sumner County.

      end of note
    • This Elijah Chisum was the son of John Chisum and Elender Gullotine/Eleanor Gillington. He was descended from the Richard Chisholm who was born in 1613 in London, England, and was the first Chisholm to arrive in the colonies.

      Elijah married Lucy Claiborne in about 1772. They had at least five children: James, John, William, Elizabeth, and Malinda Chisum. According to the Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Vol. 1, 1796-1861, by Robert McBride and Dan Robison (Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1975), Elijah was a pioneer farmer who owned much land and many slaves. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War and received a North Carolina Certificate which he exchanged for land.

      He appears to have come first to Tennessee to Hawkins County, where he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace on 03 Nov 1790 by territorial Governor William Blount. On 10 Jun 1791, he was commissioned by Governor Blount as Captain in the Hawkins County Militia Regiment. He was a delegate from Hawkins County to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1789 called to ratify the United States Constitution. Chisholm's Ford in Hawkins County was named for him.

      He was active in the establishment of Grainger County in 1796, and he represented that county in the Tennessee House 3rd General Assembly from 1799 to 1801. From 1805 to 1807 he represented Sumner County in the Tennessee House 6th General Assembly but also represented Jackson, Smith, and Wilson Counties which did not have direct representation at that time. At the time of his death he lived near Sparta, White County, Tennessee.

      end of bio [3]

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