CHRISMAN

Supplemental Information to "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Vol. 2, 1998, Judy Parsons Smith , p. 368-370.

The Chrisman Family is related to Abraham Lincoln , 16th President of the United States through the Harrison family.  However, the Chrisman's, Lincoln's, and Harrison's were all residing in the same area during the early part of our country's history.

Brothers, all emigrants from Germany :

Jacob Chrisman  
Abraham Chrisman
, owned land in Augusta Co., VA in 1763.  
Isaac Chrisman

Jacob Chrisman

Jacob Chrisman , (noted as "a German"), emigrated from Bavaria about 1730, native of Swabia in Germany; b. ca. 12 Sep 1706[i], Swabia, Bavaria/Worms, Germany[ii]; d. will probated, Oct 1778, Winchester, VA; m. 1729[iii], Pennsylvania[iv] to Magdaline /Magdalene[v] Hite , daughter of Jost /Joist Hite , bap. 13 Sept 1713, at Kingston , on the Hudson ; d. 1771[vi], Frederick Co., VA[vii]. 

Jacob Chrisman  came to American ca. 1729, settling first in Pennsylvania [viii].  He settled in Frederick County , near a great spring, which was called Chrisman's Spring as early as 1735.  Ca. Nov 1746, he purchased 500 acres from Thomas  & Hannah Linvell .  Jacob Chrisman appears in 1748 in Augusta Co, VA.

Jacob  & Magdaline (Hite) Chrisman  had thirteen (13) children:

1.       Abraham Chrisman , b. 15 Oct 1733, Frederick Co., VA; d. Oct 1798[ix], Montgomery Co., VA[x]; m. 1759[xi], Augusta Co., VA[xii] to Keziah Unknown , b. 1737, Augusta, VA[xiii]; d. 5 May 1814[xiv].  
2.      
Sarah Chrisman , b. 23 Sept 1734, Frederick Co., VA; d. aft. 1798[xv]; m. Thomas Sperry [xvi]; m 2nd John Bailey [xvii].  
3.      
Anna Maria Chrisman , b. 9 Nov 1735/6[xviii], Frederick Co., VA; d. 1777[xix]; m. Peter Stephens Jr .[xx].  
4.      
Isaac Chrisman , b. 9 Nov 1736, Frederick Co., VA; d. 19 Jul 1776[xxi], Rye Cove Fort, Scott or Lee Co[xxii]., VA; m. ca. 1761[xxiii], Hardy, VA[xxiv] to Jane Scott , b. Hardy, VA[xxv]; d. 1825[xxvi].  -- could this Isaac Chrisman  be the first husband of Jane Scott ????
5.      
Johannes "John" Chrisman , b. 9 Mar 1739, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1772-3; will dated 27 May 1772; proved 17 Aug 1773; m. Mary Hinton .  
6.      
Jacob Chrisman Jr ., b. 1731, York Co., PA[xxvii]; d. 28 Apr 1809, Lost River, Hampshire Co., VA[xxviii]; m. Elizabeth Ojas [xxix]; m 2nd Magdaline Unknown , b. 1731[xxx].  
7.      
George Chrisman , b. 1745, Frederick Co., VA; d. 29 Aug 1816, Rockingham Co., VA[xxxi]; m. Hannah McDowell , daughter of Gen. Joseph McDowell  
8.      
Henry Chrisman , b. 1751[xxxii], Fredrick Co., VA[xxxiii]; d. 1778[xxxiv]; m. Mary Elizabeth McDowell [xxxv].  
9.      
Rebecca Chrisman , b. 1741, Fredrick Co., VA; d. 1826[xxxvi]; m. to James Scott[xxxvii] .   
10.   
Sindy Chrisman  
11.   
Elizabeth Chrisman  
12.   
Joseph Chrisman[xxxviii] , b. 1732, Fredrick Co., VA[xxxix]; d. bef. Jun 1762, Fredrick Co., VA[xl]; m. Elizabeth Purtle [xli].  
13.   
Magdalene Chrisman[xlii] , b. 1747, Fredrick Co., VA[xliii]; m. Mr. Gondy[xliv] .

Isaac Chrisman

4.  Isaac Chrisman , son of Jacob  & Magdaline (Hite) Chrisman , b. 9 Nov 1736, Frederick Co., VA; d. 19 Jul 1776, Rye Cove Fort, Scott or Lee Co. [xlv], VA; m. ca. 1761[xlvi], Hardy, VA[xlvii] to Jane Scott , daughter of Samuel  & Ann Scott  of Ireland, b. Hardy Co, VA (presently in WV) [xlviii]; d. 1825[xlix], Lee County, VA.  After the death of her husband Jane (Scott) Chrisman  m 2nd to m 2nd ca. 1777/1778, Washington County, VA to Nathaniel Hix[l] , b. 1751, Washington Co., VA.

Isaac  & Jane (Scott) Chrisman  had six (6) children:

4.1.        Nimrod Chrisman[li] , b. 15 Oct 1776, Rye Cove Fort, Scott Co., VA[lii]; d. 1866[liii], Pennington Gap, Lee Co., VA[liv]; m. 1796[lv] to Amelia "Millie" Marcum[lvi] , b. Oct 1774, VA[lvii].
4.2.       
Gabriel Chrisman  III[lviii], b. 7 Oct 1767, Powell River, Lee Co., VA[lix]; d. 11 Aug 1852, Jackson Co., MO[lx]; m. Lee Co., VA[lxi] to Jane Cox /Cocke , daughter of Charles M.  & Miss (Ellender) Cox , b. 7 Apr 1772, Maryland ; d. 1851, Jackson Co., MO[lxii]. Possible signer of the petition to form Lee Co., Virginia in 1792.  
4.3.       
John Chrisman[lxiii] , b. 1758, VA; d. 1776, Rye Cove Fort, Scott Co., VA[lxiv]  
4.4.       
Abraham Chrisman , b. 1761, VA[lxv]; d. 1776, Rye Cove Fort, Scott Co., VA[lxvi]  
4.5.       
Isaac Chrisman Jr.  (III) [lxvii], b. 1765, Hardy Co., West Virginia; d. 3 Nov 1838, Franklin Co., Missouri[lxviii]; m. Lee Co., VA to Judah Wallen [lxix].  Possible signer of the petition to form Lee Co., Virginia in 1792.  
4.6.       
Catherine Chrisman III[lxx] , b. ca. 1772[lxxi]; m. 23 Feb 1790[lxxii] to Fredrick Shell[lxxiii]  

Nathaniel  & Jane "Jean" (Scott) Hix  had six (6) children (For Further Information See Hix/Hicks):

         Frances Hix  () b. 26 Nov 1778, Washington Co., VA; d. 16 Apr 1861, Lee Co., VA; bur. Apr 1861, Riverview Cemetery, Lee Co., VA.  
        
Rebecca Hix , b. 1780, Lee Co., VA.  
        
Archibald Hix , b. 1782, Lee Co., VA.  
        
John Hix , b. 1786, Lee Co., VA.  
        
James Hix , b. 1784, Wallens Creek, Lee Co., VA.  
        
Jean Hix , b. 1788, Wallens Creek, Lee Co., VA.

Johannes "John" Chrisman

5.  Johannes "John" Chrisman , son of Jacob  & Magdaline (Hite) Chrisman , b. 9 Mar 1739, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1772-3; will dated 27 May 1772; proved 17 Aug 1773; m. to Mary Hinton .

John  & Mary (Hinton) Chrisman  had four (4) children:

5.1.        Jacob Chrisman  
5.2.       
Joseph Chrisman  
5.3.       
Abraham Chrisman  
5.4.       
Isaac Chrisman , of Stephens City .

Jacob Chrisman Jr

6.  Jacob Chrisman Jr , son of Jacob  & Magdaline (Hite) Chrisman , b. 1731, York Co., PA ; d. 28 Apr 1809, Lost River, Hampshire Co., VA[lxxiv]; m 1st to Elizabeth Ojas [lxxv]; he m 2nd to Magdaline Unknowns, b. 1731[lxxvi]. 

Jacob  & Elizabeth (Ojas) Chrisman , Jr. had one (1) son:

6.1.        Isaac Chrisman III

George Chrisman

7.  George Chrisman , son of Jacob  & Magdaline (Hite) Chrisman , a native of Swabia in Germany other records say b. 1745, Frederick Co., VA; d. 29 Aug 1816, aged 71 years; m. Hannah McDowell , b. ca. 1747; d. 24 Jan 1817, aged 70 years, daughter of Gen. Joseph McDowell . 

George Chrisman  settled in the region west of Linville creek.  He served as a Captain of the militia of Rockingham.  In 1784 his household is listed as having 9 white souls and owning 1 Building and 3 other buildings.  

George  & Hannah (McDowell) Chrisman  had seven (7) or possibly eight (8) children:

7.1.  Hugh Chrisman  
7.2. 
Joseph Chrisman , migrated to Kentucky ; m. 1788, Rockingham Co., VA[lxxvii] to Jean Hopkins , daughter of Arch Hopkins  
7.3. 
Charles Chrisman , migrated to Kentucky ; m. 1802, Rockingham Co., VA[lxxviii] to Catherine Custard  or Custer , daughter of Jacob Custard .  
7.4. 
John "Jack" Chrisman , b. 27 Aug 1773; d. 1 May 1815, aged 49 years, 8 mo., 12 days; m. Ann Harrison , daughter of Reuben  & Lydia Harrison , b. 28 Jan 1777; d. 2 Mar 1839, aged 62 years,  1 mo., and 28 days.
7.5.  Jacob Chrisman , possible son; m. 1793, Rockingham Co., VA[lxxix] to Barbara Palser , daughter of Peter Palser  (dec'd).  
7.6. 
Margaret Chrisman , m. 1801, Rockingham Co., VA[lxxx] to John Spears .  Surety-Elias Reimal  (signature in German.)  They moved to Kentucky .  
7.7. 
Hannah Chrisman , m. 1801, Rockingham Co., VA[lxxxi] to Joshua Kring .  They resided in Rockingham Co., VA  
7.8. 
Elizabeth Chrisman , b. 25 Apr 1779; d. 16 Dec 1835; m. 1799, Rockingham Co., VA  to Conrad Custard .

Isaac Chrisman

5.4.  Isaac Chrisman  of Stephens City , son of John  & Mary (Hinton) Chrisman . 

Issac Chrisman had a daughter:  

5.4.1.         Jane Chrisman , m. (as his 2nd wife) Joseph Chrisman , son of John  & Ann ( Harrison ) Chrisman , b. 11 Nov 1797; d. 1874.

John "Jack" Chrisman

7.4.  John "Jack" Chrisman , aka Gentleman Jack Chrisman , son of George  & Hannah (McDowell) Chrisman , b. 27 Aug 1773; d. 1 May 1815, aged 49 years, 8 mo., 12 days; m. 1796, Rockingham Co., VA[lxxxii] (surety-John Lincoln) to Ann Harrison , daughter of Capt. Reuben  & Lydia (Unknown) Harrison , b. 28 Jan 1777; d. 2 Mar 1839, aged 62 years, 1 mo., and 28 days. 

John  & Ann ( Harrison ) Chrisman  had three (3) children:

7.4.1.   Joseph Chrisman , b. 11 Nov 1797; d. 1874; m 1st Elizabeth Lincoln , daughter of Jacob Lincoln , d. 4 Jan 1824, age 20 yrs, 4 months; m 2nd to Jane Chrisman , daughter of Isaac Chrisman , of Stephens City.  They removed to Missouri by 1837.  
7.4.2.  
George H. Chrisman , b. 23 Sept 1799; d. 15 Sept 1870; m. 14 Mar 1822 to Martha Davis Herring , daughter of Alexander Hering , b. 2 Apr 1799; d. 19 Jan 1866.  
7.4.3.  
Margaret M. Chrisman , b. 16 Jan 1801; d. 1854; m. ca. 1825 to Charles C. Spears , of Kentucky .  


[i - xlix]     Richard E. Flanery, P.O. Box 93 , Edgerton , Mo. 64444 ,  Telephone: (816) 227-3736
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     Richard E. Flanery, P.O. Box 93 , Edgerton , Mo. 64444 ,  Telephone: (816) 227-3736
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     Richard E. Flanery, P.O. Box 93 , Edgerton , Mo. 64444 ,  Telephone: (816) 227-3736; He appears on the 1819 Franklin Co., MO Tax List.  
[lxix]
     Richard E. Flanery, P.O. Box 93 , Edgerton , Mo. 64444 ,  Telephone: (816) 227-3736; She is perhaps 1/2 Cherokee Indian.  
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     Richard E. Flanery, P.O. Box 93 , Edgerton , Mo. 64444 ,  Telephone: (816) 227-3736  
[lxxvii - lxxxii] Old Tenth Legion Marriages Marriages in Rockingham County, Virginia From 1778 to 1816 Taken from the marriage bonds., compiled by Harry M. Strickler,   1976 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,  Baltimore , p. 40