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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Chism
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 18:04:03 -0700
The Chism's of Izard County are very elusive----I find them in 1850 census,
but the only one who is in 1860 is a J. H. Chism age 30 that possibly could
be James age 17 in 1850 except for the fact that the 1860 J. H. gives his
birth state as Alabama. BUT the curious part is he names a son Benjamin
(age 3 in 1860) and there is a Henderson Chism in the household, age 14.
Benjamin and Polly (?) Chism have a son Henderson, age 6 in 1850 census.
The above J. H. is the only Chism I found in 1860, didn't find ANY in 1870
or 1880 in Izard. Has anyone else found them in any census after 1850?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Ott" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 4:37 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] John Chism
> Not to add additional confusion but I found in an old message that
William Chism b. 1827 was John William Chism and that he served in the Civil
War and died ca 1865 from injuries in the war. Understand that he was a
tanner and that he carried a bottle of acid on his belt. It was broken
during the war, the acid ate through his body and he died because of that
> Maybe someone can pick up the story here and put some additional facts
in the pot.
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