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Possible SCISM connection in Tennessee

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Possible SCISM connection in Tennessee

Posted: 29 May 2007 8:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
For about thirty years with little ( shall we say NO) progress, I have been searching for the parents of a William Scism who appears in Hawkins County, Tennessee after 1778 and before 1803, when he is married there. This William is the progenator of a long line of Scisms documented in a book published in 1940, by Delos M. Scism. (The book stops there, and subsequently, all research leads back to the book, and no further).

Many researchers are still stumped on the parents, and you would think after 30 years 'some' progress would be made.

William and his family lived on McPheeters Bend, of the Holston river, which by all records could have been an impassable barrier in those times. There was in most of the year no way to cross it to the local communities.

By 1850 this Scism clan spread out, a few remaining in the Hawkins County area, but the main portion of William's children relocating to Stoddard County, (Bloomfield) Missouri.

The interesting part is a Chisum story, and bear with me, this isn't proven.

A possibility exists that the William Scism in question is a son of an Elijah Chisum, and was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1778. The parent of this William Chisum was a lawyer, and moved around a lot, and "his" son William is the only one of several kids which doesn't have a 'verifiable' down line.

Most researchers just hang his name out there.

Does anyone have documentation on the above Elijah?

I postulate that his son William born in 1878 is also the same as the below William Scism, and thus a new (to the Chisholm group) family name came into use. (There was a DUTCH Scism Family in NY as early as 1640, and its earliest written down record shows it as "Robert Chisom", although the Scism (pronounced Sis-sum)name seems to have developed from vanderChijs (From the Chijs (Sijs), a village in modern Belgium).

Jeff Scism



Descendants of William Scism

1 William Scism b: Abt. 1776 in Possibly Augusta County, Virginia. d: 1831 in Hawkins, Tennessee, Usa
.. +Elizabeth Duncan b: Bet. 1780 - 1785 of Jonesboro, Washington district, NC (now Tennessee) m: Abt. March 1802 in , Hawkins Co., TN d: in Hawkins, Tennessee, Usa
........ 2 Mary 'Polly' Scism b: July 29, 1804 in , Hawkins Co., TN d: 1829 in , Hawkins Co., TN
........ 2 Lucretia Scism b: September 08, 1806 in , Hawkins Co., TN d: November 07, 1892 in Plano, TX Burial: Big Springs, TX
............ +James Patterson b: 1798 in , TN m: Abt. 1832 in , Hawkins Co., TN d: 1876 in , Hawkins Co., TN Burial: McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, Usa
........ 2 Jesse Duncan Scism b: May 01, 1809 in near New Canton, Hawkins Co., TN d: Bef. 1874
............ +Nancy Ann Skelton b: August 13, 1816 in Hawkins, Tennessee m: October 27, 1831 in , Hawkins Co., Tn d: in Stoddard, Missouri, Usa Burial: McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, Usa
........ 2 William Duncan Scism I b: November 15, 1813 in McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA d: August 18, 1897 in North Antioch, Stoddard, Missouri, USA Burial: North Antioch Cemetery, Stoddard, Missouri, USA
............ +Lucinda B. McPheeters b: November 18, 1816 in New Canton, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA m: Abt. 1836 in Hawkins County, Tennessee d: August 24, 1884 in Stoddard, Missouri, Usa Burial: N. Antioch Cem., N. Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., Mo
........ 2 John Scism b: September 08, 1816 in Hawkins, Tennessee, Usa d: February 11, 1885 in Bloomfield, Stoddard, Missouri, Usa Burial: N. Antioch Cem., N. Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., Mo
............ +Lucretia McPheeters b: November 08, 1823 in , Hawkins Co., TN m: Abt. 1840 in , Hawkins Co., TN d: March 11, 1900 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO Burial: N. Antioch Cem., N. Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO
........ 2 Elizabeth Scism b: July 04, 1819 in , Hawkins Co., TN
........ 2 James Millard Scism b: January 26, 1826 in McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA d: July 07, 1863 in Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, USA Burial: Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, USA
............ +Anna Skelton b: December 07, 1831 in McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA m: February 15, 1848 in McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA d: May 29, 1900 in McPheeters Bend, Hawkins, Tennessee, USA
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Scismgenie 29 May 2007 2:01PM GMT 
rpchisholm 30 May 2007 7:41AM GMT 
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